Next Generation Indie Film Awards recognizes excellence in the independent film industry. We award more than 35 categories in independent filmmaking in both short and feature-length formatted films.

2023 Winners and Finalists

See all the Winners and Finalists of the 2023 awards program.

Feature Film Entry Award Categories

  • Best Narrative Feature

  • Best Documentary Feature

  • Best Direction

  • Best Screenplay

  • Best Cinematography

  • Best Actor

  • Best Actress

  • Best Supporting Actor

  • Best Supporting Actress

Short Film Entry Award Categories

  • Best Narrative Short

  • Best Documentary Short

  • Best Short by a First-Time Filmmaker

  • Best Short by a Student Filmmaker

  • Best Short by a 50+ Filmmaker

  • Best Short by an LGBTQ+ Filmmaker

  • Best Short by a BIPOC Filmmaker

  • Best Drama Short

  • Best Comedy Short

  • Best Horror Short

  • Best Science Fiction Short