Previously a standalone competition, the INDIs Filmmaker Awards returns for its seventh edition, now forming the heart of the INDIs (Independent Directions) Film Festival. The INDIs Filmmaker Awards champions and celebrates the talent of the UK’s young independent filmmakers aged 16 to 25, and is a core of the wider festival.

The shortlist of 12 films in the 16-19 year old category has been selected from over 400 submissions and the winner will be chosen by a jury of industry professionals at the event. The category winner will receive a cash prize of £250, sponsored by Leeds City College and all shortlisted films will compete for the overall best film prize of £250, sponsored by IAC Film & Video Institute.

This is a fantastic opportunity to see the work of some of the future stars of the British film industry on the big screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for more information on each shortlisted film in this category.

The 2018 INDIs jury are:

Simon Sumner (IAC Film & Video Institute)
Ryan Woods (Leeds City College)
Annabelle Pangbourne (Northern Film School)
Dominic Brunt (Actor & Director)
Bex Wolfendale (Into Film)
Noel Goodwin (BFI Future Film Festival)
Danny Leigh (Film Critic, The Guardian
Munirat Plummer (We Are Vista)
Jamie Hutchison (Studio 12)

This event is FREE with INDIs Day or Weekend Pass. To book please purchase a pass and then log in to your account to add the event to your shopping basket. It will then be discounted to £0.00. Limited to one ticket per person.