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 Spring 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 2023 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.

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 2023 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.

*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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  • I've been very fortunate to have been chosen and the festival is wonderful!!!

    July 2022
  • jeremy ferguson

    Good festival will enter again

    July 2022
  • Kevin Schewe

    It was such a wonderful honor for "Bad Love Tigers" Screenplay to win the Platinum Award for Feature Scripts at IIFA! The staff and team at IIFA were excellent with communicating the progress along the way and the award!! Keep up the great work!!!

    July 2022
  • "American Illusionist" is my first complete scenario based on the true story of American illusionists Johnny and Pam Thompson. After 3 years of writing and rewriting, this is the first contest and also the first award I received! I really appreciate it! I highly recommend this contest to screenwriters. The judges spent a lot of time and put in place their efforts to read all the good work. Thank you so much for honoring my script with the Gold award!

    July 2022
  • Michael Miller

    9 Point Productions is happy and grateful for the IIFA selecting our screenplay, Portales for inclusion in their festival.

    June 2022