Next Generation Indie Film Awards is a not-for-profit awards program for short films which is devoted to supporting filmmakers around the globe by recognizing excellence in filmmaking.

Next Generation Indie Film Awards supports filmmakers through its annual awards and other programs. We endeavor to assist filmmakers at any stage of the filmmaking process in reaching an audience, and we aim to advance filmmakers’ careers through services, education, and resources.

**NOTE** Discounted submissions are accepted directly on indiefilmawards.co

Winners and finalists are invited to attend the Next Generation Indie Film Awards annual gala at Loews Hotel in Hollywood, California. Loews adjoins the Dolby Theatre, where the Academy Awards are held, and is adjacent to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Next Generation Indie Film Awards gala is held in Preston’s Room, supplying breathtaking views of the Hollywood Hills and famous landmarks including the Hollywood Sign and Capitol Records Building.

All award winners and finalists are provided with a laurel which may be used for their own marketing and promotional materials.

In addition to industry recognition and rights to use the prestigious Next Generation Indie Film Awards laurel, winners also receive a gold statuette to commemorate their outstanding achievement in their respective independent short filmmaking category.

The 2021 Next Generation Indie Film Awards is open to all independent short films that meet the following criteria:

- Total runtime may be no more than 40 minutes
- The film was produced in 2016 or later
- The film has not already won or placed as a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Film Awards

By submitting your film, you agree:

- You own all the rights to your film
- Entry fees are not refundable
- Next Generation Indie Film Awards can use elements of your film (including clips, trailer and poster) for promotional purposes