2020IndieNuts Awards

October 24-25
  • About
  • Awards
  • Rules

Since 1999, a group of filmmakers meet every year in the worldwide known picturesque bavarian town called Oberammergau, to watch and talk independent films and how to rule the world. Now you can join this group.

IndieNuts opens there gates for everyone and founded the IndieNuts Awards filmfest.

The IndieNuts Awards is an international independent film festival based in Germany, that features live screening event. This guarantees unique PR opportunities towards independent filmakers worldwide.

Today, making an independent movie isn’t that big of a challenge, as it was back in the old days, but getting it out into the world is the big challenge today. And thats where IndieNuts jumps in. We want to help you get your movie out into the crowd, so you get all the recognition and attention your film deserves.

You ask why and how we can do that? We are professionals in the filmbusiness since 1990 and as independent filmmakers since 1999. We have solutions for you and a lot of experience and are willing to share them with you.

As IndieNuts, we want to connect the audience with the filmmaker and the filmmaker with other filmmakers. We will promote all selected movies on our website -IndieNuts.com- and give you the chance to directly connected with your own crowd.

IndieNuts Audience Award

The Audience is the jury. After all screenings have taken place, the audience will rate every movie on a personal rating-pool and select the first, second and third price of the “IndieNuts Awards”.

We have three categories: “IndieShort”, “IndieFeature” and “IndieDocumentary”

Every winner in this categories gets an IndieNuts Award.

Fair and Square

GENERAL RULES & Submission Requirements
To be eligible for consideration, all films must meet the following requirements:

  • Multiple entries are allowed.
  • We do not require premier status.
  • All entry fees are non-refundable.
  • We do not accept or pay any screening Fees.
  • We do not cover any costs for arrival and / or accommodation of selected filmmakers.
  • You grant us the right to publish your film poster on our Social Media platforms.
  • Our pre-judges have access to all films and they vote without sharing your entry publicly.
  • Films accepted into the festival must arrive with shipping and customs duties or taxes pre-paid, three weeks prior to the Festival opening.
  • Short Films must be no more than 59 minutes in length including credits. Feature films must be no less than 60 minutes in length including credits.
  • We accept all genres in any language, from around the world but please make sure that you have subtitles in English (where applicable).
  • Entries must be submitted DIGITALLY (Via FilmFreeway or a Vimeo link with a private password or sending us the link to download your film).
  • Please make sure that you supply a synopsis!


You agree to indemnify and hold harmless IndieNuts Awards and their agents, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to all legal fees, and any and all court costs) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

By submitting your film to the IndieNuts Awards the individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorised to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements, rules and regulations.




Opening Date


Earlybird Submission


Regular Deadline


Notification Date



Shortfilms under a runtime of 45 minutes.

Earlybird submission

Regular Deadline


Movies over a runtime of 45 minutes.


Regular Deadline


All kind of films and lenght based on documentary.

Earlybird Submission

Regular Deadline


Heimgarten Cinema

Sankt-Lukas-Straße 11,
82487 Oberammergau, Germany

Moosgasse 19

82487 Oberammergau, Bavaria

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