​Central States Indie FanFilmFest

​    Awards and Prizes  

Each Award Winner will receive Laurels, a Certificate suitable for framing, and a custom engraved Bronze Medallion.

In addition to the above, the top three Awards (Best Central States Film, Atman Award for Diversity in Film, and Best of Fest) will also receive a unique engraved custom Trophy.

All filmmakers with an Official Selection will receive Laurels. Any filmmakers who attend the Indie FanFilmFest will receive a VIP pass for themselves & a guest.

Our beautifully ENGRAVED BRONZE MEDALLIONS will be given at the awards banquet. Some categories will have multiple awards, such as Central States, and Foreign Language, as the judging panel deems appropriate. CSIFFF and the judging panel reserves the right to remove a category or to add additional categories as they deem appropriate. 


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AWARD CATEGORIES 

Best Short Film - 1 to 20 Minutes
Best Featurette (Mid-length) - 21 to 49 Minutes
Best Feature Film - 50 Minutes and over

Best Central States Short Film - 1 to 20 Minutes
Best Central States Featurette - 21 to 49 Minutes
Best Central States Feature Film - 50 Minutes and over
Best Short Documentary - 1 to 44 Minutes 
Best Feature Length Documentary - 45 Minutes and over 
Best Central States Documentary (Must be filmed IN, and a topic ABOUT, a Central State) Any length
Best genre categories - Comedy, Horror, Foreign Language, etc.  
 and Best craft - Cinematography, Soundtrack, etc. 
Best Web Series Pilot

Best Animated Film 
Best Drone Film
Best Smart Phone Film
Best LGBTQ Film
Best Experimental/Art House Film
Best Actor and Actress - Feature, Featurette, Short, Foreign Language, Central States 
Best Supporting Actor and Actress 
Best Director - Feature, Featurette, Short, Foreign Language, Central States 
Talented New Director 
Talented Student Filmmaker 
Best Film Poster 
“Top Trailer” Award 
Best Music Video 
Best Original Soundtrack (various categories) 
Best Original Song 
Best Central States Film 
Atman Award for Diversity in Film 
Best of Fest