The Indep Arts & Film Festival is committed to supporting the diversity of artists and filmmakers in their abilities to create, inspire and share within our community. By providing a space to celebrate the artists’ talents, we will strive to enhance our community’s public awareness and appreciation of all arts. The Indep Arts & Film Festival will be held in San Antonio, TX on June 16 thru 18, 2016.

Ya'Ke Smith Youth Filmmaker Award

• All films must fully comply with the rules, deadlines, fees, entry material and other requirements as requested.
Entry Requirements & Material:
• Films/Videos must be no less than 3 minutes and no longer than 30 minutes in length. Including: title screens,
logos, credits, or introductions before and/or after the actual film/video.
• Films must not have had any commercial, YouTube, or television plays.
• The person submitting the film must have had a major creative role in the production.
• If accepted, Submission forms must be completed and signed.
• Parental/Guardians’ permission and signature are required for filmmakers under the age of 18.
• All submissions will need a brief synopsis of your film/video.
• A DVD of your film/video must be submitted.
• Optional - A trailer of your film/video. Trailers will be used to promote selected screenings and film festival.
• Clearly label all material with contact name, phone number and email address.

Overall Rating
  • Rudi Womack

    The people at INDEP truly care about art and film, and their strong advocacy for local and independent filmmakers is second to none. These people truly care about art with a message. I happy our short film and our team was included in such a great community.

    August 2016
  • Jesse Salazar III

    Great festival! Very professional and very awesome :)

    July 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Jesse! We look forward to seeing more work from you😀

  • Ferran Navarro-Beltrán

    Great Festival! The director Febra Gaitan is really kind!

    June 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Ferran! Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure sharing your film.

  • Cynthia Bergen

    Amazing Festival. Looking forward 2017.

    June 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Cynthia! We were so happy to screen your work and look forward to many more! Thank you so much.