Next Generation Indie Film Awards is a non-profit awards program devoted to supporting filmmakers around the globe by recognizing excellence in filmmaking.

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.


Next Generation Indie Film Awards highest honours have been awarded to outstanding story-tellers and visionary filmmakers from around the globe.

Rian Johnson

2022 Luminary Award Honoree

From his early work in short films leading up to his directorial debut Brick (2005), a crime drama made for under $500,000 and grossed $4 million at the box office, to his critically-acclaimed and audience-lauded films Looper (2012), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), and Knives Out (2019) – director, writer, producer Rian Johnson has been pushing his own boundaries and exceeding all expectations.