Chicago Indie Film Awards celebrates Independent U.S. and international films of all genres.
The festival is an IMDb qualifying monthly and annual festival. The international platform is dedicated to supporting, promoting and recognizing indie film projects and scripts from all over the world. U.S. and international projects compete together in various sections of the festival.
The official selections of the monthly editions are screened privately to jury members of each edition in various categories. All the award winners are then nominated for the annual festival with screening, cash prizes and bonuses in the competition.
The festival is also a partner of Chicago Movie Magazine which features our official selections and the award winners every month.
Chicago Indie Film Awards is committed to supporting indie film projects from all over the world.
Best Narrative Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary short
Best Science Fiction
Best Unproduced script
Best TV Series/Pilot/Web
Best Student Film
Best Music Video
Best First Time Filmmaker
Best Female Filmmaker
Best Indie Film
Once a film is selected for our annual event, it cannot be withdrawn.
Films can be available online and still be entered in the competition for our monthly festival.
Multiple submissions and multiple category submissions are accepted.
Films must have been completed within the past 4 years.
Shorts must be less than 40 minutes.
Chicago Indie Film Awards can use stills and trailers to promote films.