Join us for our 14th Season as we continue our efforts to champion the independent artists. This 14th season will kick-off the 25th year of INFLUX Magazine & Entertainment News as well!

The INFLUX Film Awards are a celebration of the independent filmmaker and storyteller. At its conclusion, we honor a selection of projects with a front page story and a collection of INFLUX Film Awards!

Enter all lengths of movies and screenplays (shorts or features), all forms (documentary, narrative, web, TV, new media, etc.), all genres (comedy, horror, action, drama, family, romance, animation).

We have been a leading independent magazine in the entertainment industry since 1997. The INFLUX Film Awards are our effort to champion independent artists from around the world.

All official selections receive branded promotional laurels an inclusion in an INFLUX award featured announcement article highlighted on our homepage.

We are a magazine with a long-standing industry reputation and hope to spread the word about up-and-coming indie artists.

We keep it simple:

- The submitter must be directly involved (producer, director, screenwriter) with the project or legally authorized to represent the project submitted;
- All projects must enter at least one Main Category before entering a Sub-Category. If an entrant only enters a Sub-Category, the submission will be automatically disqualified without a refund;
- All commercial/private property including all trademark, copyrighted materials shown or recorded on the project is the responsibility of the filmmaker. Influx Magazine & Entertainment News will NOT take responsibility for any infringement of copy-written materials;
- All submissions must be submitted via digital screener (Vimeo, FilmFreeway, other screening service; or for screenplays -- PDFs, Word Docs or Final Draft files). We DO NOT accept physical submissions (DVD, Blu-Ray, printed scripts etc);
- Award categories are decided at the discretion of INFLUX Magazine & Entertainment News and may be subject to change;
- All reviews and decisions are final;
- We do not accept pornographic material.
- We do watch your movie/screenplay in its entirety and give it an honest, thoughtful review;
- We do not guarantee a positive review if your project is reviewed as part of the INFLUX Film Awards or reviewed independently;
- We do guarantee a section of the review focusing entirely on positive elements of your movie if reviewed for the INFLUX Film Awards;
- We do not do any type of public exhibition or display of your movie other than a trailer or approved promotional clips, so your movie will still qualify as a premiere in any festival you choose to submit to.

Overall Rating
  • Jack Hyde

    Really thankful to be announced as the winner for Best Actor this year!! Incredible festival! Highly recommend it! Also, be sure to check out their reviews/articles on other films! Amazing stuff!

    January 2022
  • Dave Stishan

    Something about INFLUX and their Film Freeway page drew me to them though I didn't know what to expect. I can't say how blown away I was to find out that my screenplay was selected as the winner for Best Long Form Screenplay. Wow! Throughout each step, INFLUX's communication was on-point and never left us in the dark. Can't wait to submit the full film to you all!

    December 2021
  • Scott Shoemaker

    I wasn't sure when I entered us into the INFLUX Film Awards what to expect. My expectations were exceeded when our documentary, Broken Molds, received an INFLUX Honorable Mention award. It will really help in distribution negotiations. Thank you INFLUX! Scott Shoemaker-Executive Producer-Broken Molds.

    December 2021
  • You guys ROCK,,, thanks for selecting my Screenplay into your competition…THIS IS WHAT MARS IS LIKE, I’ll be back.

    December 2021
  • Excellent film festival! We are honored that "Black City Nights" was awarded Best Music Video, and we will definitely be entering the INFLUX Film Awards in the future!

    December 2021