Celebrating independent film

Chrollie Awards is a not-for-profit awards program.
In addition to supporting independent filmmakers, we’re devoted to recognizing excellence in film.
Film submissions for 2025 are open.

Who We Are

Chrollie Awards is a not-for-profit awards program. We support independent filmmakers by recognizing and awarding excellence in film. Our independent film awards ceremony occurs annually. Each January, the independent film community turns their attention to the Chrollie Awards. Interest and anticipation build to a fevered pitch leading up to the award ceremony. Meanwhile, countless independent film enthusiasts join to watch the glamorous ceremony and learn who will receive the highest possible honors in independent filmmaking.

This year’s Nominations Announcement took place on January 7th. In addition to our main ceremony, our Academy has occasional events celebrating the Off-Season Award winners. These awards are conferred by our Board of Governors and are separate from the annual award ceremony. After our Board convenes, recipients are announced and are honored at a dinner gala in December. After the Chrollie Awards Off-Season celebrations are complete, highlights from those events are incorporated into the year’s annual independent film awards show.

Bridgette Gawn
Founder, Executive Director
Benjamin Chrollin
Event Host, Film Critic
Noah Migo
Awards Coordinator

“Above all, it’s a more important time than ever to celebrate independent film.”

Bridgette Gawn, Founder

Nominee Film Screenings



Los Angeles


Las Vegas


Santa Monica


Notable Winners

Best Original Screenplay
Best Sound Design

Submit Your Film

Chrollie Awards proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway, the world’s #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests.

This year’s submissions are now open. Final deadline is December 20th.

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