14th July, 2015


Global Independent Film Awards Accepting Submissions


The Global Independent Film Awards is an online awards competition dedicated to recognizing filmmakers and actors for high quality work.


The GIFA understands the amount of effort, commitment, and dedication that goes into creating high caliber films. GIFA also realizes how important it is for filmmakers who achieve success in various aspects of filmmaking to be recognized for their successes. Because GIFA values the hard work and merits of various departments and individuals who contribute to the total film experience, the competition offers a wide variety of awards to recognize well-deserving candidates. While GIFA may award more or less depending on the films submitted, the standard line-up of 30 awards includes Best Picture awards, as well as awards for scripts, acting, technical, artistic, and specialty categories. GIFA awarded 105 medals in the May 2015 competition to deserving actors and filmmakers for exceptional work.


The Global Independent Film Awards offers filmmakers an opportunity to build credibility and momentum for themselves and their projects. These awards offer a level of independent corroboration that demonstrates skill and expertise to studios, production companies, casting directors, producers, and investors. Contributing to these goals, GIFA hosts monthly competitions. Rather than waiting an entire year for a festival to make decisions, filmmakers have an opportunity to receive feedback, and build a base of nominations and/or awards quickly, which may prove beneficial in a number of respects.


The competition accepts short and feature scripts, short films, featurettes, feature films, music videos, webisodes, and web series; across all genres; from all countries; with ratings up to R or its international equivalent(s). A filmmaker may submit as many entries as they like and GIFA does not mandate any premier status requirements. Please see the GIFA’s posting on FilmFreeway ( or the official website ( for official terms. Also, connect on Twitter @GIFA_FilmAwards, or on Facebook (


Do any of these words describe your film? Action, Adventure, Avant-Garde, Comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Fantasy, Film Noir, GLBT, Human Rights, Faith-Based, Inspirational, Mystery, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Horror, Experimental, (Dis)Ability, or Music Video. Does it have an exceptional screenplay, production design, costumes, directing, acting, choreography, cinematography, editing, VFX, sound, or score? Is it the Director’s first film or first feature? Does it embody the spirit of independent filmmaking, deliver a powerful human rights message, promote diversity & inclusion, or portray Mother Earth in a spectacular way? If so, the Global Independent Film Awards team wants to see it!


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