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Indy Film Awards announces winners of 2020 season

  • Winners for the inaugural Indy Film Awards announced
  • Following a film gala hosted at Filmhuis Cavia in Amsterdam, prizes have been awarded to Korte Kuitspier (Best Short Narrative), WANTOKS: Dance of Resilience in Melanesia (Best Short Documentary), North of Blue (Best Experimental), Call Me Intern (Best Documentary) and El Afortunado (Best Narrative).
  • Indy Film Library is now open for its second year of submissions.

The first Indy Film Awards has taken place at Amsterdam’s Filmhuis Cavia, on the 1st of March.

Following the day-long event, all selected films were screened for the public, before the winners of the Best Feature Narrative, Best Feature Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Short Documentary and Best Experimental Film are announced.

The winners were as follows:

Jack Brindelli, Founder and Editor in Chief of Indy Film Library, said, “If these films are anything to judge the future of Indy Film by, the mainstream film industry should be looking anxiously over its shoulder at these bright new artists moving in on its turf! The filmmakers whose work has been selected for screening at this year’s Indy Film Awards have all done something quite remarkable in that regard. The winners are the very cream of the crop – considering the restraints placed on Directors like these, I am actually a little in awe of their work, and look forward to what they come up with in the future.”

Indy Film Library

Based in Amsterdam, Indy Film Library is a film-criticism platform, which delivers insightful feedback to independent filmmakers. The organisation also hosts an annual gathering to celebrate the best and brightest up-and-coming talents in the industry. For more information, visit, or email


Jack Brindelli
Editor-in-Chief, Indy Film Library

Having founded and run film festivals in the UK and Netherlands, as well having worked on screening committees in the US and Latvia, Jack Brindelli knows what it takes to get work picked up by movie events all over the world. In order to get independent advice to those looking to develop their art, he founded Indy Film Library in 2019.


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