Season 11: INFLUX Magazine Film Awards!

Call for Entries: Submissions now Being Accepted!

About the IMFA

What are the INFLUX Magazine Film Awards?
This is INFLUX Magazine's celebration of independent filmmakers and screenwriters as we champion this creative art. At its conclusion, we honor a selection of projects with a front page story, reviews, interviews, and a collection of INFLUX Magazine Awards! We will also formally announce the winners on our YouTube channel with more than 4 million views.

We have been a leading independent magazine in the entertainment industry since 1997. The INFLUX Magazine Film Awards are our effort to champion independent artists from around the world.

Season 11 Call for Entries

Now Open

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Enter Movies and Screenplays

Any form, any genre, any length (up to 140 minutes/pages).

Narrative, documentary, experimental, teleplay, mocumentary, action, action, adventure, comedy, horror, LGBT, romance, sci-fi, music videos, student films -- basically anything! 

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  • Feature Film
  • Short Film
  • Documentary Film
  • Screenplay (long-form)
  • Screenplay (short-form)
  • Music Video or Micro-Short (under five minutes)


  • Best Director
  • Best Actor (Male)
  • Best Actor (Female)
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Score
  • Best Screenplay (produced)
  • Best Editing
  • Best Supporting Actor (Male or Female)
  • Best Visual FX

What do you get for entering and being selected?

All official selections receive exposure on our website and promotional laurels.

What do you get for winning?

Select winners will receive a combination of:

  • Best in Show will receive the INFLUX Magazine Film Awards statuette;
  • Additional statuettes available for purchase for main categories as well as sub-categories;
  • An INFLUX review highlighted on our homepage for four weeks;
  • Inclusion in a feature article listing official selections and winners;
  • A printable Award for your category;

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What we do and what we do not do!

  • We do watch your movie in its entirety and give it an honest, thoughtful review, with coverage on;
  • We do guarantee a positive review if selected for review, after all you're a winner so we must've liked your project;
  • We do guarantee a section of the review focusing entirely on positive elements of your movie;
  • We do not do any type of public exhibition or display of your movie other than a trailer or approved promotional clips, so your movie will still qualify as a premiere in any festival you choose to submit to.

General Rules

  • The submitter must be directly involved (producer, director, writer) with the project or legally authorized to represent the project submitted;
  • - All projects must enter at least one Main Category before entering a Sub-Category. If an entrant only enters a Sub-Category, the submission will be automatically disqualified without a refund;
  • All commercial/private property including all trademark, copyrighted materials shown or recorded on the project is the responsibility of the filmmaker. Influx Magazine will NOT take responsibility for any infringement of copy-written materials;
  • All submissions must be submitted via digital screener (Vimeo, FilmFreeway, other screening service; PDF, Word or Final Draft only for screenplays). We DO NOT accept physical submissions (DVD, Blu-Ray, etc);
  • Award categories are decided at the discretion of INFLUX Magazine and may be subject to change;
  • We do not accept pornography;
  • All reviews and decisions are final.

Deadlines & Fees

Your project must be fully entered with all submission elements received  (application, fee, online screener) on or before the deadline. To be fair to all entrants, we do not offer any fee waivers.

All projects must enter a main category prior to entering a sub-category.

  • Super Early Bird: 7/31/17 [main categories: $25; sub-categories; $15]
  • Early Bird: 8/31/17  [main categories: $35; sub-categories; $25]
  • Regular: 9/30/17  [main categories: $40; sub categories; $30]
  • Late Deadline: 10/31/17  [main categories: $50; sub categories; $40]
  • Extended Deadline: 11/30/17  [main categories: $60; sub categories; $50]
  • Finalists Announced: 12/29/17
  • Awards Announced: 01/01/18

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Submission Info

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Awards and Announcements

The Official Selections are in. Season 10 Winners and Finalists are posted here!

Awards and Announcements for Past Seasons can be found HERE.






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