INFLUX Film Awards

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What are the INFLUX Film Awards?  This is INFLUX Magazine & Entertainment News’ celebration of independent filmmakers and screenwriters as we champion this creative art. At its conclusion, we honor a selection of projects on INFLUX Magazine & Entertainment News Awards!

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.

Submit through FilmFreeway:


Submit 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! 


  • 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 official promotional laurels.

What do you get for winning?

Select winners will receive a combination of:

  • An INFLUX award announcement article highlighted on our homepage as well as a selection of laurels!
  • There are also certificate and interview options available.


What we do and what we do not do!

  • We do watch your movie and read your script in its entirety and give honest, thoughtful consideration.
  • 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.

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Past Winners

Awards and Announcements for Current and Past Seasons can be found HERE.



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