London Independent Film Awards is a monthly competition with quarterly screenings, recognising and awarding the work of independent filmmakers worldwide. Our aim is to give the directors, writers, animators, and actors involved a helpful step forward in their future careers.


All monthly winners will receive a digital certificate to commemorate their achievement. Winners will be announced on our website and promoted via social media.




A selection of September, October, November, December, January & February’s best films will be shortlisted to compete in our Grand Jury competition and screened at our festival held on Sat 7th April 2018 at The Roxy Bar & Screen, London.


The winners will be awarded our ‘Star Award’ statuette at the closing ceremony.


Films entered in multiple categories may win multiple awards.


Best Feature Film (all genres)

Best Short Film (all genres)

Best Student Film (all genres)

Best Documentary (all genres)

Best Short Documentary (all genres)

Best Animation Feature (all genres)

Best Animation Short (all genres)

Best British Feature (all genres)

Best Foreign Feature (all genres)

Best British Short (all genres)

Best Foreign Short (all genres)

Best Drama Short

Best Comedy/Dramedy Short

Best Horror/Thriller/Sci-Fi Short

Best Action/Crime Short

Best Fantasy Short

Best Experimental Short

Best Drama Short Student

Best Comedy/Dramedy Short Student

Best Horror/Thriller/Sci-Fi Short Student

Best Action/Crime Short Student

Best Fantasy Short Student

Best Documentary Short Student

Best Animation Short Student

Best Director

Best Director Feature

Best Director Short

Best First Time Director

Best Female Director

Best Web Series/ TV Pilot

Best Music Video

Best Original Screenplay Feature

Best Original Screenplay Short

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Child/Young Actor

Best Child/Young Actress

Best Cinematography

Best Editing

Best Original Score

Best Visual Effects

Best Trailer

We accept submissions via FilmFreeway and Withoutabox:




3rd NOVEMBER, 2017

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