The 'Indie Director Awards - Los Angeles' is a prestigious film festival that celebrates and recognizes the exceptional talents of independent film directors. This event is dedicated to honoring directors who have demonstrated creativity and innovation in filmmaking. With a range of diverse categories, it provides a platform for these visionary filmmakers to showcase their work and compete for well-deserved awards. Join us to witness the best in independent filmmaking and the artistic brilliance of these directors.

Based in LA, every summer we awards best of the best film directors in various genres and categories.
Our official yearly screening will be held in 21-24 August 2024 in ‘Arena Cinelounge - Sunset’

For screening we’re selecting 5 works from every season

Best Short
Best Feature
Best Director
Best First-Time Director
Best Animation Director

All films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles (if in a different language).
✓ All films must have been made in or after 2020.
✓ Short films must not exceed 45 minutes.
Feature Film no shorter than 45 minutes.
✓ Filmmakers are responsible for sorting out the copyright on their own materials.
✓ By submitting to us, you give us consent and right to screen your film in front of a live audience, and, under special circumstances, online screening.
✓ We may promote clips from your film on social media, based on the press kits you provide us with.
✓ We retain the right to change the date and venue of the festival under special circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through email and our online platforms.
✓ We place no restrictions on your work in terms of premiere status or whether your work has been made available online.
✓ Any technical issues with the submitted films are 100% the responsibility of the filmmakers. If, at the time of judging, your video file doesn’t work or doesn’t have English subtitles (if in a language other than English), it will be automatically rejected, without a refund. Please contact the festival team ASAP if there are any issues with the submission process, and a solution will be found.
✓ We cannot provide refunds.
✓ If you have submitted your project in the previous year, please do not resubmit the same project to the current edition.
✓ By submitting to us you agree to our terms and conditions and to receiving marketing newsletters and discounts about film festivals in the form of emails. We will never sell your information to third parties.
✓ We reserve the right to update our terms and conditions.