The Maverick Movie Awards annually honors films and screenplays. They were founded as the New Haven Underground Film Festival in 2004, and became known as "Maverick Movie Awards" in 2008. The awards are given out by a panel of judges working in the film industry. Its winners include both big-budget studio films as well as low budgetindependent films.
One thing is clear, the festival circuit has to be taken back for those it was originally meant to serve: filmmakers and audiences. MMA is a group whose mission is so in line with what needs to be done in this ever-changing landscape.