IndieFEST 15th Anniversary


For 15 Years IndieFEST has Honored Global Indie Filmmakers from Oscar-Winners to Hot New Talent!

IndieFEST 15 anniversary Film Festival

To Celebrate 15 Years – IndieFEST has a gift for YOU!

25% discount and two (2) FREE Categories!

As a previous winner of IndieFEST or one of her sister competitions – Accolade Competition, Best Shorts Competition or Impact DOC Awards – we want to invite you to IndieFEST’s birthday celebration by offering you two special perks – 25% discount and two (2) FREE additional categories with any submission in 2024!  (Pay for one – get THREE)

What a perfect way to honor additional cast & crew – or build your resume of awards.  There are even a few new categories added this year!  A list of categories is below.

!! BONUS !!  No current project – no problem!
NO Date Restrictions!  Enter your old favorites that deserve recognition.
If your project was born in the last 15 years – it is eligible!


IndieFEST has been the premier virtual competition for serious Indie Filmmakers for 15 years! It is recognized for the talent it attracts – from students, to first-time filmmakers to Oscar-Winners – and everyone in between.

For veteran Filmmakers – IndieFEST offers a brilliant starting point on your festival journey. IndieFEST is a great predictor of future success on the festival circuit as well as interest for potential streaming services. It provides valuable feedback to the cast and crew – and (as it is only privately screened by the judges) it doesn’t impact premier status!

For aspiring Filmmakers – IndieFEST offers you an opportunity for valuable feedback in the form of any score it might receive and a chance to see how your projects compare to other Indie Films.

For ALL filmmakers – it provides an honest assessment of your project, an opportunity for recognition, valuable IMDb credit, promotional benefits through social media, a press kit that can be used for additional publicity as well as collateral that can be used for future sponsors and funding.  And…no politics!

And – so much more!  See below for a snapshot of benefits and links to additional information!

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IMDb Qualified, Film Freeway “Top 100” Reviews, More categories to choose from, 5-Star reviews, No Date Restrictions, Multiple Award Levels, Non-Political, Fair Merit-based Judging, Promotional Tools, Internationally Prestigious, No issue for Premier Status, 24-k Gold Statuette (comp for Best of Show), Gorgeous Laurels in several styles, Custom Laurels Available, Social Media graphics, Custom Certificates, IndieFEST Winners Stickers, Winners listed on (166,000 subscribers) …and more!


Don’t have any current projects or films?  No problem!  If your project was born during IndieFEST’s 15-year lifetime – bring it on!
Enter your old projects & films that still deserve recognition!
It is our privilege to honor all of you talented and hard working Indie Filmmakers!


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Indiefest Film Awards


IndieFEST Filmmakers are both seasoned veterans of cinema from around the globe as well as talented newcomers! Many have gone on to earn Emmys, Tellys, Peabody’s, Cannes Awards and even Oscars! With a mix of famous casts & crews, new filmmakers and students as young as 16 – IndieFEST is a great indicator of success! Click on the photo to see some past winners:IndieFEST from Oscar winners to fresh new talent


People who “like” or “follow” us on Social Media are the first to get winners notices…and…the top winners are tagged for extra visibility!


48 Hour Film
Action / Adventure
Actor: Leading
Actor: Supporting
Actress: Leading
Actress: Supporting
African American Filmmaker
African American Theme
Art Direction
Asian Filmmaker
Asian Theme
Children /Family Programming
Christian Filmmaker
Christian Theme
Commercial / Infomercial
College / University / Government
Comedy Program / Series
Commercial / Infomercial
Contemporary Issues / Awareness Raising
Corporate / Employee Communication
Costume Design
Creativity / Originality
Disability Issues
Differently Abled Filmmaker
Documentary / Program/ Series
Documentary Feature
Documentary Short
Drama Program / Series
Dramatic Impact
Educational / Instructional / How-To
Educational / Instructional / Training
Entertainment / Drama / Dance / Variety
Ensemble Cast
Film Feature
Film Short
Fitness / Personal Growth
Health / Medicine / Science
History / Biographical / Travel
Humor / Humorist
Industrial / Technical / Business
Interview / Talk Show
Live TV Events
Islamic Filmmaker
Islamic Theme
Jewish Filmmaker
Jewish Theme
Latin / Hispanic Filmmaker
Latin / Hispanic Theme
LGBTQ+ Filmmaker
LGBTQ+ Theme
Liberation / Social Justice / Protest
Limited Series / Miniseries
Mobile / Cell Phone Media
Movie Trailer
Music Video
Narration / Voice-Over Talent
Native Peoples / Aboriginal Filmmaker
Native Peoples / Aboriginal Theme
Nature / Environment / Wildlife
News / Weather
Nonprofit / Fundraising
On-Camera Talent (non-acting)
Original Score
Original Song
Pilot Program / Series
Podcasts / Webcasts / Webinars
Post-Production Overall
Public Service Programming / PSA
Reality Programming
Religion / Ethics
Sales / Branding / Product Demonstration
Remixes / Mashups
Script / Writer
Set Design
Sound Editing / Sound Mixing
Sound: Overall Impact
Special Effects: Animation
Special Effects: Non-Animation / Stunts
Special Purpose Film
Special Purpose Internet Productions
Special Purpose Productions
Special Purpose Productions / Live Events
Sports / Fitness
Television – Pilot Program
Television – Program / Series
Title / Credit Design
Tourism / Travel
Training / Industrial Productions
Tube Length Videos (5 minutes or less)
Use of Film / Video for Social Change
Use of Film / Video in Social Networking
Use of Film / Video to Enhance Website
Use of Film / Video to Foster Interactivity
Video Blogging
Video Remixes / Mashups
Viewer Impact: Content / Message Delivery
Viewer Impact: Entertainment Value
Viewer Impact: Motivational / Inspirational
Webisode (Enter only one)
Web Series (Enter more than one)
Web / Internet Programming
Web Tube Length Video
Wedding Video
Women Filmmakers
Women Theme
Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger