All Winners and Finalists for our 2022 awards program were revealed at our June 18th Awards Gala in Los Angeles.
Please scroll down to see a complete list of 2022 Winners and Finalists.

2022 Luminary Award Honoree

Rian Johnson

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.

Read Rian’s complete bio

Next Generation Indie Film Awards is proud to present Rian Johnson with our first-ever Luminary Award.

2022 Best Overall Film / Grand Prize Winner

“Not Going Quietly”
by Nicholas Bruckman and Amanda Roddy

Nicholas Bruckman and Amanda Roddy are filmmakers at People’s Television, a NYC and DC-based independent film and commercial production company. People’s TV’s feature film Valley of Saints won the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. Their feature documentary La Americana won numerous festival awards and broadcast worldwide on Nat Geo and PBS. Through People’s TV, Nick and Amanda create films for clients including Facebook, Airbnb, and The Nature Conservancy.

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