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 2018 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 2018 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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  • Was super happy to have been a part of this festival and to have won Silver! We are grateful to have participated and wish the best of luck to future filmmakers in their festival circuits. Definitely a must have Festival on your list!

    January 2019
  • Thank you very much for the opportunity you gave my animated short "I Still Love You!

    January 2019
  • This is the second time I have entered IIFA and my experience was much the same as the first. Communications were prompt and professional. Announced deadlines were kept to the day. Would that all festivals did as well. And as always the laurels provide great opportunities to promote and network my work. Thanks!

    January 2019
  • Michael Monteith

    I found the International Independent Film Awards to be a reasonably-priced well-run competition for screenwriters with nice award certificates for the winners that include the script title and author’s name.

    January 2019
  • Margreet Kramer

    So proud that IIFA made me Bronze Award Winner 2018!! Nice people and clear communication!
    Margreet Kramer The Netherlands

    January 2019