Indie Film Night is a monthly screening of independent short and feature films that takes place at Cincinnati, Ohio's historic Bogart's. With a seated capacity of over 600, Indie Film Night seeks to become a staple in Cincinnati's film community.

Indie Film Night is presented by Ohio Filmmakers Network and work by, from and for the people of Ohio is favored but not exclusively selected.

Quarterly winners will receive a cash prize based on ticket sales from the night of the event
At the end of the year, fans will vote on the best Indie Film Night project for a larger cash award

Annual winners for ALL CATEGORIES will all receive a custom physical award presented by City North!

Additionally, top projects from each quarterly category will be awarded laurels for their achievement.

Indie Film Night is a QUARTERLY live film screening contest held live each quarter at Bogart's in Cincinnati, OH. Filmmakers will be contacted about acceptance by the 15th of the month prior to the screening date.

Deadlines are firm and waivers can not be distributed

We do not accept postmarked submissions

We accept submissions of Feature Narrative, Short Narrative, Feature Documentary, Short Documentary, Animation, Screenplay and Student Film

All films must be in English or with English subtitles.

Screening or Rental Fees:
Indie Film Night does NOT CONSIDER films that require SCREENING/RENTAL FEES. We will pay out a fair split of the ticket sales

Duration/Running Time:
Feature Narrative: No less than 60 minutes
Short Narrative: Less than 60 minutes
Feature Documentary: No Less than 50 minutes
Short Documentary: Less than 50 minutes
Animation and Experimental: no limitations

Prior Screenings:
Entries can not have a theatrical run (commercial release) or be broadcast (TV) anywhere in the U.S.A. Previous screenings at other film festivals, as well as private, industry, and press screenings are OK. The "Cincinnati Premiere" status is preferred, but not mandatory.

Completion Date:
Projects submitted to the Festival must have been completed after January 1, 2017. Works-In-Progress are considered only during the final submission deadline and if the film will be completed by the screening date.

Independent Production:
Films produced, financed, or initiated by a major motion picture studio are not eligible for the competition.