The Independent Days Filmfest awards in 13 categories - 12 awards are being chosen by the festival jury, 1 award is strictly up to the audience. The awards come along with a total price money of €18,000.

Please find the winner list of INDEPENDENT DAYS|20th International Filmfestival Karlsruhe here. Congratulations to all Award Winners!

Movie award of the Cultural Foundation Sparkasse Karlsruhe

We are glad to introduce the film award of the Cultural Foundation Sparkasse Karlsruhe that comes along with 2,500 for "Best Film" in the category "Low-Budget".


Film Award of the City of Karlsruhe

This Award is chosen by the audience. It comes along with a prize money of €1,500 and our award trophy KARLINA the pug.

Special Awards

Furthermore, the INDEPENDENT DAYS | International Filmfest awards in the following categories:

  • Newbie Award for best first time director
  • Female Award for best female director 
  • Indie Award for best feature film 
  • Best Short Shortfilm Award for best film of 5 minutes or less 
  • Best Medium Length Film Award
  • Best Actor Award 
  • Best Actress Award
  • Underground Award
  • Best Trash
  • Film Music Composers Award
  • UNESCO City of Media Arts Film Award


The INDEPENDENT DAYS | International Filmfest (IDIF) is an IMDb award listing qualifier!