Submissions are now open for the thirteenth edition of the The INDIs (Independent Directions) Film Awards - the UK's only award for independent young filmmakers. The award champions and celebrates the talent of young independent UK filmmakers, across three age categories: 15-18, 19-21 and 22-25. Entry is completely FREE. You must be aged 16-25 and live in the UK to enter. 



Our awards ceremony will take place in person on 9 March 2025 in Leeds, with prizes being awarded to the winners in each category. Before submitting, please check the event dates and make sure you are available to attend. Films can be any genre and be on any topic including films which tackle challenging subject matters. 


The awards are part of the INDIs Film Fest, which includes independent British and International cinema, industry sessions, panel discussions and VR Stories entirely curated for an audience of 15-25 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 is presented by Leeds Film, part of Leeds City Council, which also presents Leeds Young Film Festival and Leeds International Film Festival.