Chicago Indie Film Awards is a monthly and annual festival which celebrates Independent U.S. and international films of all genres.
The festival is an IMDb qualifying international platform dedicated to supporting indie filmmakers from all over the world.
We select, promote, feature and award films every month. The festival is also a partner of Chicago Movie Magazine which features our official selections every month.
Chicago Indie Film Awards is committed to supporting indie filmmakers from all over the world.
Best U.S Narrative Feature
Best U.S. Narrative Short
Best U.S. Documentary Feature
Best U.S. Documentary short
Best U.S Actor/Feature and Short
Best U.S. Actress/Feature and Short
Best U.S. Cinematography/Feature and Short
Best U.S. Editing/Feature and Short
Best U.S Student Film
Best U.S. Script
Best U.S Directing/Feature and Short
Best International Narrative Feature
Best International Narrative Short
Best International Documentary Feature
Best International Documentary short
Best International Actor/Feature and Short
Best International Actress/Feature and Short
Best International Cinematography/Feature and Short
Best International Editing/Feature and Short
Best International Script
Best International Directing/Feature and Short
Best International Student 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Once a film is selected for our annual event, it cannot be withdrawn.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 50 minutes.
Chicago Indie Film Awards can use stills and trailers to promote films.