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Next Generation Indie Film Awards is a not-for-profit awards program for short films which is devoted to supporting filmmakers around the globe by recognizing excellence in filmmaking. We support filmmakers through our annual awards and other programs. We endeavor to assist filmmakers at any stage of the filmmaking process in reaching an audience, and we aim to advance filmmakers’ careers through services, education, and resources.

NGIFA recognizes excellence in more than 35 categories for independent short filmmaking!

We have partnered with film industry leaders to put together a prize package for the Winner of the Best Short Film category at the 2021 awards program. The Prize Package contains over $125,000 worth of credits towards film services and rentals aimed to help the winning filmmaker make a passion project in Los Angeles, California. 


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NEXT GENERATION INDIE FILM AWARDS

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Next Generation Indie Film Awards is a not-for-profit awards program for short films, devoted to supporting filmmakers around the globe by recognizing excellence in filmmaking. Next Generation Indie Film Awards was started by award-winning film producers and the founders of Next Generation Indie Book Awards – the largest international awards program for independent authors and publishers. The team includes Academy Award and Emmy Winning filmmakers, as well as film industry leaders from around the globe.

The Winner of the Best Short Film category at the 2021 Awards Gala will receive a Prize Package containing over $125,000 worth of credits towards film services and rentals aimed to help the winning filmmaker make a passion project in Los Angeles, California.

Next Generation Indie Film Awards supports filmmakers through its annual awards and other programs. We endeavor to assist filmmakers at any stage of the filmmaking process in reaching an audience, and we aim to advance filmmakers’ careers through services, education, and resources. Our organization has provided financial backing for more than 50 independent short film projects.

Awards & Prizes

1. GRAND PRIZE VALUED AT OVER $125,000. Next Generation Indie Film Awards has partnered with film industry leaders to put together a Prize Package for the Winner of the "Best Short Film" category. The Prize Package contains over $125,000 worth of credits towards film services and rentals aimed to help the winning filmmaker make a passion project in Los Angeles, California. The package includes: professional studio spaces and stages in Los Angeles, equipment (grip, electric, rigging), camera and lenses, post production (editorial, sound mixing, color grading, digital final mastering), a private film screening, an all-inclusive daylong drone shoot, and more.

2. INDUSTRY AWARDS GALA AT LOEWS HOTEL IN HOLLYWOOD, CA. Winners and finalists are invited to attend the Next Generation Indie Film Awards annual gala at Loews Hotel in Hollywood, California. Loews adjoins the Dolby Theatre, where the Academy Awards are held, and is adjacent to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Next Generation Indie Film Awards gala is held in Preston’s Room, supplying breathtaking views of the Hollywood Hills and famous landmarks including the Hollywood Sign and Capitol Records Building.

3. LAURELS. All award winners and finalists are provided with a laurel which may be used for their own marketing and promotional materials.

4. GOLD STATUETTE. In addition to industry recognition and rights to use the prestigious Next Generation Indie Film Awards laurel, winners also receive a gold statuette to commemorate their outstanding achievement in their respective independent short filmmaking category.

Next Generation Indie Film Awards is proud to partner with industry-leading companies, including: Quixote Studios, Final Draft, Drone Dudes, Keslow Camera, InkTip, Santa Monica College, Loews Hotel, Pollution Studios, Sugar Studios LA, Rocket Panda Post, Westside Production Rentals, Hot Bricks, heywhatsyourface, inc., Birns & Sawyer, Audio Department LLC, West One Music Group and more.

Rules & Terms

The 2021 Next Generation Indie Film Awards is open to all independent short films that meet the following criteria:

- Total runtime may be no more than 40 minutes 
- The film was produced in 2016 or later 
- The film has not already won or placed as a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Film Awards

By submitting your film, you agree:

- You own all the rights to your film 
- Entry fees are not refundable 
- Next Generation Indie Film Awards can use elements of your film (including clips, trailer and poster) for promotional purposes

Festival Nickname: 
NGIFA
Festival Logo: 
Theme: 
American Films
Festival Info
Next Festival Dates: 
08/07/2021
Is the Festival open to the public ?: 
Yes
Does the Festival have a market?: 
No
Does the Festival have a competition ?: 
No
Festival Submission
Film submission fee: 
Payment
Film submission amount: 
$35 per Major Category, and $15 per craft category (best costume design, best sound etc)
Submission accepted on Fest21.com: 
No
Film call for entry start day: 
06/15/2020
Film call for entry deadline: 
04/30/2021
Festival Contact
Festival Director Name: 
Andrew Jenkins
Festival Director E-mail: 

RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE IN INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING

Next Generation Indie Film Awards recognizes excellence in more than 35 categories for independent short filmmaking, and an annual special recognition Indie Darling Award.

 

Short Film Entry Award Categories

  • Best Short Film (any genre)
  • Best Short Film (any genre) by a first-time filmmaker

  • Best Short by High School student(s)
  • Best Short by College student(s)

  • Best Short by College student(s) first-time filmmaker(s)

  • Best Short by a 50+ filmmaker
 
  • Best Short by a 50+ first-time filmmaker

  • Best Drama
  • Best Comedy
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Horror
  • Best Science Fiction
  • Best Animation

  • Best Music Video
  • Best Experimental

  • Web Series (one episode)

  • Best Short by a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and/or Persons of Color) filmmaker

  • Best Short by an LGBTQ+ (Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer+) filmmaker

 

Craft Entry Award Categories

 

  • Direction
  • Original Screenwriting

  • Adapted Screenwriting
  • Cinematography
  • Visual Effects
  • Picture Editing
  • Sound

  • Musical Score
  • Production Design
  • Costume Design
  • Make-Up
  • Hairstyling
  • Casting
  • Lead Performance – Male
  • Lead Performance – Female
  • Supporting Performance – Male
  • Supporting Performance – Female
  • Ensemble Cast
  • Promotion
  • Trailer
  • GRAND PRIZE VALUED AT OVER $125,000

    Next Generation Indie Film Awards has partnered with film industry leaders to put together a Prize Package for the Winner of the Best Short Film category at the 2021 awards program. The Prize Package contains over $125,000 worth of credits towards film services and rentals aimed to help the winning filmmaker make a passion project in Los Angeles, California.

    Prize package includes:

    • Professional studio space in Los Angeles

    • Production supplies and equipment

    • Camera packages

    • All-inclusive daylong drone shoot

    • Post production (editorial, sound mixing, color grading, digital final mastering)

    • Private film screening

    • …and much more!

       

 

Festival Organization
Name: 
Next Generation Indie Film Awards Foundation
Address: 
7095 Hollywood Boulevard, #535
City: 
Hollywood
State: 
California
Zip code: 
90028
Country: 
United States

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