Sicily Independent Film Awards is an IMDb verified international monthly competition and an annual festival based in Sicily, Italy.

Our first year was a very successful year and we screened films for many indie filmmakers and then we decided to have a monthly competition and an annual festival together. All the monthly award winners are nominated for our second annual event as well.

Sicily has a rich and unique culture, especially with regard to the arts, cinema, music, literature, cuisine, and architecture. It is also home to important archaeological and ancient sites, such as the Necropolis of Pantalica, the Valley of the Temples, Erice and Selinunte.

Sicily Independent Film Awards seeks to recognize shorts and features from international filmmakers.

Our monthly festival is an online competition. We will also promote films and support them with recognition every month.

Our annual festival screens international and Italian films in Sicily for one week.

We believe in the power of cinema, independent filmmaking and arts.

Best dramatic short film
Best dramatic feature film
Best director feature film
Best director short film
Best short film actress
Best short film actor
Best feature film actor
Best feature film actress
Best cinematography feature film
Best cinematography short film
Best script feature film
Best script short film
Best producer feature film
Best producer short film
Best edit feature film
Best edit short film
Best animation
Best experimental
Best documentary
Best horror
Best science fiction

All genres are accepted.

Shorts must be less than 40 minutes and features must be more than 40 minutes.

The films must include English or Italian subtitles.

By submitting the film, the submitter agrees that Sicily Independent Film Awards can use trailer/teaser/film poster/stills for promotional purposes.

Overall Rating
  • They were amazing. Love their communication. I had a question late at night and because of the time zone difference I really didn't expect to hear from them for a bit. Well, they responded in minutes. They're the best. Thank you thank you thank you :D

    October 2020
  • I very much enjoyed my interview with the Sicily Independent Film Awards. The questions were very personal and I could sense a kindness through their words. It is an honor for me to have my film "The Saints of the Rue Scribe" selected in their festival and I would highly recommend them to other filmmakers. -Angel Katherine Taormina

    October 2020
  • I had a fantastic experience at the Sicily Independent Film Awards. The organiser Ann Luigi responded such warm and supportive to any questions...Amazing networking and good promotion on there Instagram account. I was thrilled to receive the award for BEST MUSIC VIDEO for my interdisciplinary film PANDEMIA. Thank you deeply, Katerina Giannakopoulou (multidisciplinary artist/director)

    October 2020
  • Had a pretty damn fine experience with this festival. Well worth submitting to. Bravo!

    October 2020
  • Roberto Puzzo

    It was a good experience! Thank you for all! Roberto Puzzo, Director

    September 2020