Indie Fest USA is and will always be a live social event. We care about your health and safety and will follow all recommended guidelines. Including sanitizing of the venues and all contact surfaces before and after each screening, social event or workshop/seminar. Social distancing will be fully utilized and face coverings are recommended unless state guidelines mandate otherwise.
It's time to have your film showcased at the Indie Fest USA International Film Festival! We have several new and exciting events and changes in store, all for the benefit of the filmmakers and your audiences. We are unique and proud that many films we have showcased and screened have received theatrical distribution, ancillary distribution and a few have even received Oscar consideration.
Check out this promo video by one of the filmmakers who attended in 2010, it captures the spirit of Indie Fest USA!
Indie Fest USA Int’l Film Festival was established in 2007 and is an exciting and entertaining eclectic mix of exceptional independent films from the U.S. and International filmmakers
To date we have screened over 2300 independent films from around the world, been attended by more than 2500 filmmakers and 20,000 film fans and go the extra step to provide an entertainment experience for everyone attending the film festival Complementing this we add red carpet events, special guests and celebrities including Academy Award nominees and Golden Globe Winners, opening and closing night parties, daily seminars and socials plus networking galore.
Combined with our sponsors and supporters we proudly present a festival which has worked hard for our reputation of being truly filmmaker friendly and willing to do everything we can to promote and showcase great independent films. We are an nontraditional film festival at nontraditional yet fun and exciting venues. We spotlight you the filmmaker and writer.
30 Award categories and trophies including Best of Festival, Best Feature, Best Short, Best Director etc.
For our screenplay competition we have partnered with InkTip who is providing exciting and valuable prizes for our screenwriters.
InkTip: Where producers go for scripts and writers.
Winners of the screenplay will receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.
Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more.
A prize package of one (1) InkTip Script Listing for the top three (3) winners of the best picture or best screenplay category to assist in providing them exposure. InkTip Script Listings provide writers/filmmakers with the opportunity to get their scripts read by InkTip’s extensive network of producers, reps, manager, agents, and other qualified industry professionals.
A prize package of one (1) InkTip Script Listing and one (1) InkTip Magazine Listing for the top three (3) winners of your screenwriting competition to assist in providing them exposure for their scripts. InkTip Script Listings provide writers/filmmakers with the opportunity to get their scripts read by InkTip’s extensive network of producers, reps, manager, agents, and other qualified industry professionals.
We also present our Special Achievement Award "The Charles Chaplin Achievement Award" to an individual recognizing their valuable contribution to Independent film, the film arts and the community.
Plus each "Official Selection" will receive two (2) all access passes for everything at the festival including live entertainment, networking, seminars and workshops, special discounts from area merchants, special discounted hotel and car rates, photo opportunities on the Red Carpet for you and your guests, plus private parties hosted by other filmmakers or sponsors.
INDIE FEST USA is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless INDIE FEST USA from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. In the event of low submissions or venue changes the festival reserves the right to modify the submission dates and or event dates without advance notice in order to provide a fair and honest competition for all filmmakers and an enjoyable experience for all attending. No submission fee refunds are granted unless the event is completely canceled by the organizers. Due to Covid-19 risks at public functions all attendees and general public agree to hold harmless and release the festival, it's parent company, sponsors, venues, employees, volunteers and vendors of any and all liability for illness or otherwise relating to the covid-19 public risk at live events.