THE AWARDS

Next Generation Indie Film Awards is a non-profit organization 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.

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.

Next Generation Indie Film Awards Laurel

The 2023 Awards Gala successfully concluded on October 29, 2023 at the Loews Hotel in Los Angeles.

The 2024 Prize Package and Awards Gala details are forthcoming.

Next Generation Indie Film Award Winners Laurel
Next Generation Indie Film Award Finalist Laurel

INDUSTRY RECOGNITION

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

Next Generation Indie Film Awards Statuettes

THE WINNERS AWARD

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

OUR PASSION FOR FILM

We believe in the unique power of film as a storytelling medium. Film can inspire, teach, move, and effect change in individuals and across societies. We honor the dedicated artists who collaborate to create compelling and meaningful work on screen. 

RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE IN INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING

Next Generation Indie Film Awards recognizes excellence in independent films from around the globe, focusing on work that connects with and inspires audiences, outstanding stories and visionary filmmakers.
Next Generation Indie Film Awards - Connect & Inspire

Connect and Inspire

Cinema has the power to connect the globe through deepening our understanding of ourselves. It is a vehicle for change that connects with and inspires audiences through affecting emotion, stirring imagination and invoking wonder.