Point Of View Indie Film Awards (POVIFA) is an international quarterly film competition with awards, certificates & cash prize. Every three months, we choose nominees and winners so filmmakers don't have to wait an entire year for results.

We accept films of every genre and length including scripts, short, micro short, feature, featurette, web series, documentary, experimental, music video, mobile films, student films, dance films, drone films, etc. We also have out of competition category for Critique reviews with 5 star rating for your project.

Submit your project in any one category, have a chance of getting nominated for multiple awards.
June to August (Summer Edition)
September to November (Winter Edition)
December to February (Spring Edition)
March to May (Autumn Edition)

Cash Prize - Best of the edition:
Feature length (above 40 mins) -150$ (It can be a Fiction, Animation, Featurette, Documentary or an Experimental film).
Short length (below 40 mins) - 75$ (It can be Fiction, Animation, Documentary or an Experimental short)
Note: Cash prize winners will be notified via email. The Prize will be credited into the PayPal account of the winner within 15 working days. At this moment we only accept Paypal account to transfer the prize money.

The officially selected project receives laurel and certificate. All Semi-Finalist, Finalist and Award Winners receive laurel and customized certificate. The awards are given in the following categories:
(Seperate Nominations and Awards for Features & Shorts)

Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Thriller
Best Action
Best Adventure
Best Horror
Best Crime
Best Science Fiction
Best Low budget
Best Documentary
Best Experimental
Best Animation
Best Director
Best Young Filmmaker (under 18)
Best Debut Filmmaker
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Script/Screenplay
Best Web series Pilot
Best Mobile Film
Best Women’s Film
Best Film on Women
Best LGBT Film
Best Family/Children Film
Best Film on Nature/Environment/Wildlife
Best Travel Film
Best Silent Film
Best Drone Film
Best Micro Short
Best Television/Pilot Program
Best Music Video
Best Film Score/Soundtrack


Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your project. By submitting your project into competition in the Point Of View Film Awards, you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms.

1. Films made in languages other than English must have English subtitles otherwise they will be summarily rejected.
2. Each entry will be accompanied by non-refundable fees. The entry fee and services fee is not refundable for films that did not get selected. Entries will not be processed without entry fee payment. Fee will not be reimbursed if the submitter decide to withdraw their submission
3. The POVIFA is hereby granted the rights to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted for promotional purposes of the festival. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby understands and accepts these requirements, rules and regulations.
4. No inquiries or arguments will be entertained regarding non-selected films. The decision of the selection committee will be final.
5. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the POVIFA, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits and publicity.
6. We require an official trailer or poster, synopsis and a link to your film. We reserve right to re-assign films to the appropriate category.
7. POVIFA may without advance notice amend these Rules & Terms from time to time. Each and every such amendment shall be become effective immediately. It is your responsibility to periodically check for updates of these Rules & Terms.

Overall Rating
  • Awesome online film competition event! A great fest to submit to. Highly recommend. Thank you so much for awarding "The Debt Of Maximillian" with both the Best Cinematography and Best Actor awards.

    August 2021
  • What a great Festival so well organized and directed. Really accurate, nice and warm communication. On September 2020 my short film "Tell Me Who I Am" won the Best Director Award, the Best Actress Award and the Best Cinematography Award. So thanks so much to the Jury and all the Festival's staff from the bottom of our hearts!

    July 2021
  • Thank you so much for including my short in your festival, and for it's award. Very good communication, and I also appreciate the interview you asked all the filmmakers for, and for posting them on your Facebook - nice touch.

    September 2020
  • Great experience. Highly recommended. Also big thanks for recognition of my screenplays.

    September 2020
  • A great experience. Thanks for supporting our film.

    September 2020