IMDb verified competition of Miami Independent Film Awards is structured to give maximum visibility, opportunity, and recognition to cinema professionals through nomination, prominence, presentation, awards in several categories.
The strategy of the festival is to recognize and promote indie filmmakers and screenwriters every month. The festival believes in the power of indie filmmaking. Artists from various backgrounds are welcome to submit their projects to our committee.
It will be a pleasure and a responsibility to receive your film. We know that almost everyone here wants to live with movies, from movies, and for movies. This is our contribution.

Best Narrative Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary short
Best Experimental
Best Animation
Best Science Fiction
Best Horror
Best Director
Best Producer
Best Cinematography
Best Editor
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Script
Best Unproduced script
Best TV Series/Pilot/Web
Best Comedy
Best Student Film
Best Music Video
Best Thriller
Best Trailer
Best Composer
Best First Time Filmmaker
Best Female Filmmaker
Best Indie Film

1- In order to submit a film, you must own the rights or have permission from the owner.

2- Films must have been completed after 2017 in order to qualify for the Festival.

3- Any Foreign film that is not in English must have English subtitles.

4- All fees are non-refundable

Overall Rating
  • Sonia Guggisberg

    Thanks for the wonderful recognition and awards!
    Winner Best Female Filmmaker :-)

    September 2022
  • Jennifer Scott

    Thank you "Miami Indie Film Awards" for the award allocated to my feature "Eyes Upon Waking". I hope that this reward will highly contribute in raising Depression and Suicide awareness and acceptance Worldwide.

    September 2022
  • AWARD WINNER! WHAT! I’m still screaming, Thank you guys so much for this AWARD, LOVE YOU right back - Juliano

    September 2022
  • It was a great honor to receive Best Narrative Short and Best Actress Awards for Vietnamese Shortfilm "Faded" by the team at Miami Indie Film Festival! Thank you so very much!

    September 2022
  • Walid Salhab

    Great Festival enjoyed my experience

    July 2022