One filmmaker will win BEST OVERALL FILM (short or feature) and shall receive a $100,000+ GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE.
Next Generation Indie Film Awards is a non-profit film awards program whose mission is to champion and inspire filmmakers throughout their careers by helping them forge critical industry connections, obtain filmmaking resources, and receive much-needed recognition for their achievements.
Created by the founders of Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the largest international awards program for independent authors and publishers, our team also includes Academy and Emmy-winning filmmakers, actors, and entertainment industry leaders from all over the world. Past winners and honorees include Oscar-nominee Rian Johnson ("Knives Out", "Looper"), BAFTA-winner Farah Nabulsi, and four-time Emmy and Golden nominee Natasha Lyonne.
As a film awards foundation, we recognize and honor indie films and filmmakers in over 35 categories, culminating at an Annual Awards Gala in Los Angeles, California.
Thanks to our industry partners (Sugar Studios, Rocket Panda Post, Quixote, Final Draft, Birns & Sawyer, to name a few) Next Generation Indie Film Awards will award a $100,000 Grand Prize Package comprised of gear rentals, location rentals, post-production services, music licenses, and other film service credits aimed at helping the Grand Prize Winner film their passion project in Los Angeles.
Nominees will be invited to our Annual Awards Gala at Loews Hotel in Hollywood, hosted by actor Calum Worthy (The Act, American Vandal, Austin & Ally), where winners will be announced. Attendees include honorees and their guests; program judges, members of the press, industry partners, and sponsors from world-leading film companies. An exclusive after-party will be hosted at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt.
2022 PRIZE DETAILS BELOW
*2023 Prize details to be announced soon
Only films submitted to these four (4) categories will be considered for the Best Overall Film and our Grand Prize Package:
- BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
- BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
- BEST NARRATIVE SHORT
- BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
1. 2022 GRAND PRIZE VALUED AT OVER $100,000
Next Generation Indie Film Awards has partnered with entertainment industry leaders for our Grand Prize Package awarded to the Winner of the “Best Overall Film”. The Prize Package contains over $100,000 worth of credits for film services and rentals to help the winning filmmaker film their next passion project in Los Angeles, California. The package includes gear rental (grip, electric, rigging), camera and lenses, post-production (editorial, sound mixing, color grading, digital final mastering), music licenses, and much more.
2. RED CARPET AWARDS GALA AT LOEWS HOLLYWOOD HOTEL
Nominees are invited to attend the Next Generation Indie Film Awards annual gala at Loews Hotel in Hollywood, California.
3. GOLD STATUETTE
Attending winners will receive a gold statuette to commemorate their outstanding achievements in their respective independent categories.
4. FINALIST PLAQUE.
Attending finalists will receive a plaque in recognition of their achievements.
We are an IMDb accredited event. All winners and nominees will be credited with their corresponding status after the results are announced at the gala.
All award winners and finalists are provided with a laurel which may be used for their own marketing and promotional materials.
Next Generation Indie Film Awards is proud to partner with industry-leading companies, which include: Sugar Studios LA, Birns & Sawyer, Rocket Panda Post, Quixote Studios, Final Draft, InkTip, Santa Monica College, Loews Hotel, Westside Production Rentals, Audio Department LLC, West One Music Group and many more.
The 2023 Next Generation Indie Film Awards is open to all independent films from anywhere in the world that meet the following criteria:
- Short films: Total runtime for shorts may be no more than 40 minutes
- Features: Total runtime for features must be no less than 41 minutes
- The film was completed in 2017 or later
- The film has not already won or placed as a finalist in previous years of our program
If you are under the age of majority where you live, your parent or legal guardian must give you permission to submit your film. Your film will be disqualified from our program if submitted without the permission of your parent or legal guardian.