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Miami Indie Film Awards

Film Reel

Miami Indie Film Awards is a monthly online film competition. The contest seeks to recognize, promote, and award international and U.S. films of all genres from independent filmmakers. The festival intends to support emerging talented filmmakers by creating an online monthly platform for them to compete, receive recognition and be promoted in the film industry. 

We understand the process of filmmaking and our team consists of film directors, writers, actors, distributors and professionals working in media. We understand the importance of discovering talented indie filmmakers and we seek to create breakthroughs in the career of talented filmmakers.

Films are screened privately to programmers and jury members assigned to each category of the competition. 

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It is with great pleasure for Miami Indie Film Awards to announce the winners of the fifth edition.

Best Narrative Feature & Best Director &Best Indie Film

Redemption Day

Director: Hicham Hajji




Best Documentary Feature & Best Producer


Directors: Kyle Niezgoda, Charlie Driscoll

Producers: Kyle Niezgoda, Charlie Driscoll, Daniel E. Catullo, Jordan Feno


Best Narrative Short

Professional Experience

Director: Marco Felipe Rossi


Best Documentary short

Into the Circle

Directors: Meg Griffiths, Scott Faris


Best Actress

Jearnest Corchado

For: Raise Your Hand


Best Actor

Gary Dourdan

For: Redemption Day


Best Editor

Redemption Day

Editor: Karim Ouaret


Best Cinematography


DOP: Charlie Driscoll


Best Composer

Redemption Day

Music: Sacha Chaban


Best First Time Filmmaker

Everything I Never Said

Director: Nahyr Galaz Ruiz


Best Experimental

Never land

Director: Jee Suk Kim


Best Science Fiction

Forbidden Power

Director: Paul Kyriazi


Best TV Series/Pilot/Web

The Heathen Shane Stevens

Director: Benjamin Mulhern


Best Thriller

The New Americans

Director: Romeo C Brooks

Best Female Filmmaker

Raise Your Hand

Director: Jessica Rae


Best Student Film

Time Again

Director: Darren Michael Cohn


Best Music Video


Director: Jamal Page


Best Script

Girl On Fire

Writer: Kimberly Fisher


Best Unproduced script

The Wednesday Killer

Writer: Janet Walker