Returning for the seventh edition, The INDIs (Independent Directions) Film Festival features specialist screenings of films, including independent British and International cinema, industry sessions, panel discussions and other installations entirely curated for an audience of 15-30 year olds. With a particular focus on networking with other passionate young people who are interested in film as a career and art-form. The INDIs Awards champions and celebrates the talent of the UK’s young independent filmmakers up to the age of 25, and is a core of the wider festival.

Films can be any genre, and be on any topic. We do accept and welcome films which look at or tackle challenging subject matters. 


If you are aged 16-25, and live in the UK:

Enter your film for the INDIs Awards for FREE here.


If you are older than 25, and have made a film for a 15-30yr old audience:

Please email (FAO: Gage Oxley), with a short treatment and screener link to the film.


The INDIs is presented by Leeds Film, part of Leeds City Council, which also presents Leeds Young Film Festival and Leeds International Film Festival.