Join us for our 11th Season as we continue our efforts to champion the independent artists. This 11th season and will kick-off the 21st year of INFLUX Magazine as well!

The INFLUX Magazine Film Awards (also called INFLUXPalooza) are a celebration of the independent filmmaker and storyteller. At its conclusion, we honor a selection of projects with a front page story, reviews, interviews, and a collection of INFLUX Magazine Awards! We will also formally announce the winners on our YouTube channel with more than 4 million views.

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 Magazine Film Awards are our effort to champion independent artists from around the world.

All official selections receive exposure on our website and promotional laurels.

Select winners will receive a combination of:

- Best in Show will receive the INFLUX Magazine Film Awards statuette;
- Additional statuettes available for purchase for main categories as well as sub-categories;
- An INFLUX review highlighted on our homepage for four weeks;
- Inclusion in a feature article listing official selections and winners;
- A printable Award for your category;
- Inclusion in our public announcement on our YouTube channel.

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 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 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 Magazine 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 Magazine 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
  • Ohana Films

    It was an honor to be recognized for the work we did on our film and hare it with our peers, daily md friends. Thank you Deb great experience. We all (producers, Actors and myself) highly recommend the Influx Awards!

    January 2018
  • I won the 9th edition of this festival in 'Documentary' category with my mini doc 'One Day With a Tattoo Artist'. Great experience

    September 2017
  • Matthew Thornton

    We were ecstatic to be a part of the 10th season awards and will no doubt submit with other project in the future. This was a huge boost for our film and its creators! Thank you INFLUX!

    July 2017
  • Drum Beats

    Great Festival and great communication. Proud to be a finalist and looking forward to submit for next year!

    June 2017
  • Danielle Kronenberg

    Great Film Festival with great communication and a lovely glass trophy. Will definitely be submitting my next film here.

    June 2017