The East Brunswick Independent Film Festival aims to encourage and showcase emerging filmmakers. Our goal is to provide a professional and educational space for young filmmakers to have the opportunity to connect and grow with one another. EB Indie is seeking independent student works from a variety of genres that explores new perspectives.

Students and new filmmakers are encouraged to submit their work.

EB Indie will recognize short films with the following:

Best Short Film

Best Directing
Best Cinematography
Best Sound
Best Editing
Best Acting
Audience Choice

If you fail to abide by the rules below, your submission(s) will be automatically disqualified.

We only accept films completed in 2021 and 2023. Submissions will not receive a refund for not following this guideline.

No more than two works per person. All submissions are final and a refund will not be provided. Please refrain from submitting the same work in multiple categories or else the entry won't be considered.

Each film entry must be a minimum of 2 minutes and cannot exceed 15 minutes.

If your work is not in English, please add English subtitles.

Any students attending East Brunswick High School or Rutgers University can waive their student fee. They must attach a copy of their student id to their projects.

For more information on how to attach your ID:

Films will be judged within these genres: Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Music Video

EB Indie Film Festival organizers and judges have no obligation to accept submitted works or provide an explanation as to why the work has been rejected.

All submissions must be received by deadlines indicated. Any late submissions will not be considered.

EB Indie Film Festival is granted the right to utilize any excerpts from the film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the film festival and for any promotional purposes. Creators upon submitting the film warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening and understands these requirements.

Overall Rating
  • Jake Wayne

    This festival is run by super nice people, and is a great way to get some exposure for your film. They are also great with communication.

    August 2022
  • Owen Imgrund

    A great festival indeed! I always appreciate short fests where your one, inexpensive submission fee makes you eligible for multiple awards, instead of $20 for "Best Short" and that's it.

    August 2021