IMDb qualifying Chicago Indie Film Awards celebrates independent U.S. and international film and script projects of all genres.
Every bi-monthly edition, U.S. and international projects compete together in various sections of the festival. The official selections are screened privately to jury members of each edition in various categories.
Our team consists of filmmakers, actors, directors, writers and critics from all over the world.
We believe that we live in a new era of digital technology and the festivals need to be able to adjust to various forms of online competitions, screenings and virtual events in order to recognize and promote talented artists working in media.
Chicago Indie Film Awards is committed to supporting international and American indie film projects of all genres.
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
Films can be available online and still submit to our monthly festival.
Films must have been completed within the past 4 years.
Shorts must be less than 50 minutes.
Chicago Indie Film Awards can use stills, poster, headshots and trailers to promote films and artists.
Entry fees are non refundable since our programmers will go through all submitted projects.