IndieNuts Awards (3)


22 Apr 2021
Call for entries

12 Sep 2021
Festival closed

19 Sep 2021
Notification date

22 Oct 2021
23 Oct 2021


Moosgasse 19,  82487, Oberammergau, Bavaria, Germany

Festival description
Short film festival 45'<
Feature film festival >46'

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  45'<
 Feature Films  >46'
 Any language
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Festival start: 22 October 2021      Festival end: 23 October 2021

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 their gates for everyone and founded the IndieNuts Awards festival.

The IndieNuts Awards is an international independent film festival based in Germany, that features a live screening event and business panel discussions. This guarantees unique PR opportunities towards independent filmmakers 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 film business 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 and give you the chance to directly connected with your own crowd.

*Covid-19 UPDATE / 01. October 2020: Due to the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in germany, our government has increased the containment measures and it is not possible for us as a festival to hold this 2020 as a open to public festival. We will run a jury vote as a solution for the 2020 festival. We´re very sorry and sad to not meet all those great peolpe, but we are looking forward to see you all in 2021. Now let´s face 2020 and STAY NUTS

IndieNuts Award 2021

2021 is the First Year we will hold a on Stage "Online Festival". Festival guests will join the secured online festival and together we will find a winner. The Winner will then presented at the IndieNuts Awards 2021 Screenings.

We have four categories: "IndieShort", "IndieFeature", "IndieMusic 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 Festhome 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.



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