The International Independent Film Awards is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating the many talented independent filmmakers and artist from around the world who share their visions in a powerful, creative and entertaining way.

The IIFA is looking forward to kicking off this Winter session by awarding many of the gifted, filmmakers, screenwriters and artists of our generation. The Independent film community is without a doubt the backbone of the industry. This is why it is so important for there to be opportunities for these independent geniuses to be recognized. The International Independent Film Awards provides a tremendous amount of opportunities for filmmakers, screenwriters, actors, editors, composers, etc.... to receive the accolades they deserve within our numerous judging categories and awards levels.

There's a total of 41 categories (15 primary and 26 creative) and 7 award levels.

Best Of Show Winner:
Will receive and Official IIFA Trophy and a guaranteed spot in our 2016 Summer Los Angeles screening schedule.

Diamond Winning Films and Videos:
Will receive award certificates and will be guaranteed a spot in our Summer Los Angeles screening schedule.

All other Winners (Diamond creative categories and all Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Honorable Mentions): Will receive digital award certificates and laurels, will be listed on the respective winners page on our site.

Awards & Prizes

Best Of Show
Diamond Award Level
Platinum Award Level
Gold Award Level
Silver Award Level
Bronze Award Level
Honorable Mention

Each Category of submission will be judged and have the opportunity to be awarded with one of our 7 award levels. Projects showing exceptional creativity and talent in their respective categories will be honored.

Best Of Show Winner: Will receive and Official IIFA Trophy and a guaranteed spot in our 2016 Summer Los Angeles screening schedule.

Diamond Winning Films and Videos: Will receive award certificates and will be guaranteed a spot in our Summer Los Angeles screening schedule.

All other Winners (Diamond creative categories and all Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Honorable Mentions): Will receive digital award certificates and laurels, will be listed on the respective winners page on our site.

Rules & Terms

*You may have multiple entries and submit to multiple categories.
*Each entry and submission category must have its on submission fee.
*If Mailing a DVD: please label your disc with: Title, Director, Submission Categories, Runtime and email address. Also include
a check or money order made payable to: International Independent Film Awards.
*No press kits are required for the initial submission process.
*Make sure all packages are postmarked by by the appropriate deadline.
*We accept NTSC and PAL DVD formats
*Please include a self-addressed stamped postcard with each entry if you want confirmation of receipt. We do not confirm receipt by telephone or email.
*Submission in other than English must have subtitles
*Works in progress are accepted
*Films, videos and scripts can be from any year
*Entry Fees are in $USD
*Entry fees are non-refundable.
*Entries will not be returned.

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    Martha Gorzycki

    What an honor to receive a Gold Experimental Film Award. Festival team communicates well and enthusiastically supports indie films. Thank you for your support!

    May 2017
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    Danielle Kronenberg

    Amazing festival, great communication! A pleasure to be a part of it. Thank you so much!

    April 2017
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    Brendan Bradley

    Absolutely delightful experience working and communicating with the festival staff. Please note this is an online festival and award and only certain winners attend the event screening. I knew this and was very grateful for the award.

    April 2017
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    steven Wishnoff

    Pleased to have been honored. However, we did find the "levels" of award to be a confusing and the lack of hi-res/hi quality laurels/graphics for use in promotion was disappointing.
    While the certificates were quite nice, we are unable to use the "laurel" graphics in any of our materials due to the low quality/resolution.

    April 2017
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    Nancy wennan zhang

    It was a such great experience to be part of the International Independent Film Awards! My animation A Little Memory got Gold Award Animation. It is a professional group of people with a great vision for filmmakers. Thanks so much for having me!

    April 2017