RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE IN INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING

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