We’re in middle of a new Indie Boom.

Creators everywhere are making groundbreaking work that’s changing the rules. And the way that audiences and industry discover that work is also changing. People watch films on tablets, computers, phones and streaming devices. And properties that have a proven fanbase skip to the head of the line with funders and industry.

So, what if there was an online film festival that rewarded you for building an audience, which you could take with you into crowdfunding, fundraising or pitching your next project? Enter IndieBOOM!

IndieBOOM! is an international, independent film festival devoted to the best short films and original content from all over the world. Created by the team at the award winning Art of Brooklyn Film Festival (aobff.org) IndieBOOM! is for filmmakers and short-form content creators working everywhere, in all genre categories. There are no restrictions on completion date, as long as the entries run no longer than 40 minutes.

We stream online and on the Roku channel of our partner Brooklyn On Demand (brooklynondemand.com) an independent film and media platform with over 16,000 subscribers — and growing.

Our Official Selections are chosen by a panel of industry pros: critics, producers, writers, directors and actors.

Then, audiences choose the winners. The most-viewed film in each category (Comedy, Sci-Fi, Doc, Fan Film, etc) wins its laurels. We keep track of total views and overall time viewed of each Selection. (So just refreshing a web page over and over won't help you win.) We'll give you tools and info to help you promote your film to your network and increase its fanbase.

Our jury of industry pros will acknowledge a single standout film with our Jury Prize, regardless of the number of views/votes.

The Selection with the most views overall wins the Fan Favorite Award— and a $500 CASH PRIZE!

• Every Festival Selection will receive IndieBOOM! Official Selection laurels

• Each Selection with the most views in its category will receive Laurels (Winning Comedy, Winning Drama, Winning Documentary, etc.) and a digital certificate

• Our panel of Judges will award Jury Prize laurels and a digital certificate to their outstanding Selection of the Festival

• Our Fan Favorite Selection (most overall views of the Festival) will receive laurels, a digital certificate and a CASH PRIZE of $500!

• All Official Selections of IndieBOOM! will receive the option of remaining on the independent streaming platform Brooklyn On Demand — online at brooklynondemand.com and on a Roku channel with over 16,000 subscribers worldwide!

IndieBOOM! accepts entries of 40 minutes or less in length. Entries of commercials must be between 30 seconds and 5 minutes.

Narrative films must be in English or have English subtitles.

The most-viewed Selection in each category will receive Winning Laurels (Winning Comedy, Winning Drama, etc.)

Our panel of Judges will choose their favorite Selection, which will receive Jury Prize Laurels.

The most-viewed Selection of the Festival will receive Fan Favorite Laurels and a cash prize of $500.

You must have ownership rights and/or written permission to submit your Film to IndieBoom!

If your Film is selected, you allow IndieBOOM! (aka IB) the rights to make the Film available and viewable through mobile applications and desktop applications on computers, mobile devices, tablets, connected televisions, and other media and technology (collectively, “Streaming Services”) including our website and the “Brooklyn On Demand” Roku channel.

Filmmaker grants to IB the right to display in-video advertising via the Brooklyn On Demand website and Roku channel.

Filmmaker agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless IB and its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from and any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) (collectively, “Losses”) incurred as a result of any claim, judgment or proceeding relating to or arising out of: (a) Filmmaker's breach of this Agreement, including of any of the warranties or representations; (b) any adversarial action whereby IB is alleged to have infringed or secondarily infringed on the copyright, trademark, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of another party in connection with the Film whether or not Filmmaker was aware of the potentially infringement and whether or not the Film is actually infringing.

In connection with this promotion, Filmmaker grants to AoBFF the right to use photographs, film clips, stills, artwork, and the names and likeliness of Filmmaker and the actors appearing in the Film.

The term of this agreement shall be for the duration of the IndieBOOM! Festival.

Overall Rating
  • It was great being named an Official Selection for my screenplay "The Tenth" for this festival. I would've like a little more communication because there were a few days of waiting and late notifications. Not sure if I would submit again, but it was nice to be recognized for my work!

    April 2018
    Response from festival:

    We were glad you were able to use our free submission code to participate in our first edition. Best of luck in the future!

  • Scott Bateman

    Enthusiastic web festival, great communication, terrific audience.

    February 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Scott! 600 Space Aliens is great, can't wait to see what you do next.

  • Kristy Leigh Lussier

    So thrilled to have our screenplay "The Wreckers" selected this past year! Great event and we love following the Twitter account too!

    February 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Kristy! Keep up the great work. BOOM!

  • Jamie Tompkins

    Wonderful staff and great experience! They answered questions right away and were super supportive. Hoping this festival will last for many years to come!

    January 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Jamie! So do we :-)

  • Shaun Kelly

    Fantastic festival that is so unique and inventive. The ability to join in from anywhere in the world is truly something IndieBOOM! made their own. There was so much variety in content and media that every visit felt like a joy and I would still get excited to see everything they had to offer.

    Beyond kind and friendly doesn't just describe the organisers but also the exhibitors and I feel like I've made some new friends. Thank for a great festival. Can't wait for next year.

    January 2018
    Response from festival:

    So glad you took part in our first edition Shaun. And even better that you won and discovered new filmmakers to connect with!