Indie Night is a weekly showcase that features between 4-6 short films, web series, trailers or episodes on the big screen at the famous TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood!

History of Indie NIght Film Festival

The founder of Indie Night, Dave Brown was fans of the monthly short film showcase by Doboy Dozens and had to produce a similar showcase do fill in the void left by the absence of the show. INDIE NIGHT officially opened at the elegant Xen Lounge, owned by an independent supporter. The film & media showcase took place under the stars in Studio City on the patio of the venue. Often described as a new dinner theater experience; attendees ranged from actors, directors, producers, writers, composers, casting directors, and film school students.

As a filmmaker, one of your keys to success is marketing yourself and your product. Use this online experience as a formal opportunity for you to invite potential industry partners, agents, etc. Also, to get the word out, ask your cast and crew to each invite people to subscribe to the soon online Indie Night experience.

In 2023, Indie Night will launch taking in major cities once a month beginning with Atlanta. If you are unable to travel to Los Angeles, you may be selected to screen with us when Indie Night goes on the road. We plan to travel to Atlanta, Miami, and New York once a month in 2023.

Some of the Past Industry Hosts & Guests
Robi Reed
Lee Daniels
John Singleton
Tisha Campbell Martin
Vanessa Williams
Allen Payne
Morris Chestnut
Salli Richardson-Whitfield
John B. Wells
Steven Caple Jr.
Ryan Prowse
Reagan Gomez
Twinkie Byrd
Ruth Carter
Monica Calhoun
Tami Roman
RL Scott
Sean Riggs
Jensen Atwood
Jeff Friday
Ryan Prows
Vanessa Bell Calloway
Ka’ramuu Kush
Stephanie Allian Bray

Award prizes will be offered to the top 3 films at the end of the season in December.

The Top 12 films of the season are acknowledged and screen again on our virtual online theaters at for a period of 6 months of added exposure and enjoyment to a wider audience into the new season.


We accept and review submission on an on-going basis.
We invite filmmaker to screen on a weekly basis. There is NO Deadline for submissions. If Filmfreeway is down email your film

Indie Night Film Festival is a unique experience for filmmakers. You are encouraged to use this platform as a formal opportunity for you to invite potential industry partners, agents, and to get the word out through your cast and crew. A refundable deposit is required to encourage filmmakers of short films to invite 30 or more guests to attend to see specifically their film. Full Features are required to bring 75 or more attendees.

The Festival accepts films year- round and screens weekly at the TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, CA. *****Please disregard the dates listed on FilmFreeway if it shows otherwise.
Live Monologues - Maximum run time: 5 minutes
Short films, Web Series, Music Videos, Pilots, Trailers/Promos, Documentaries - Maximum run time: 25 min
Feature Films - Maximum run time: 90 minutes

Filmmakers must submit their films on FilmFreeway. If filmfreeway is down, you may email your film.

We will need a Movie Poster size & file type
8.5x11 inches or
2550 X 3300 pixels
.PNG Only
The posters and promotional materials will be emailed to with a copy to

Submitting your film to the Indie Night Film Festival in no way implies any ownership rights by Indie Night to the submitted film. You own your project. If you are approached by anyone to produce your film as a result of being listed on our website or being screened at Indie Night, we ask that you share your good news with us and we’ll publicly support and announce it on our social media platform. Indie Night is also in the business of approaching filmmakers to distribute them to film houses.

You can submit your film online. Only one film per application. If entering more than one film or multiple episodes of a webseries, you must submit each separately. If you desire to submit multiple web series episodes as one submission, please edit all episodes together as one continuous story, without beginning and end credits between each episode.

Please contact with any questions or concerns before submitting your project.

Overall Rating
  • Thank You for selecting our film “A Date” to be viewed in your festival and allowing us to use you guys festival as our official premier. This was on of best experience to Date.
    HLM Productions

    December 2022
  • Mi'Chelle Nelson

    I simply love Indie Night Film Festival. You make filmmakers dreams come true. I am honored to be selected.

    November 2022
  • james Johnson

    it was a great festival and a lot of fun

    October 2022
  • Great festival for indie filmmakers like myself to showcase our work at an amazing and historic theater.

    March 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your rating! It’s a pleasure serving you and showcasing your work. Thank you!🙏🏾

  • We had a great time at Indie Night and will definitely be submitting future projects!

    February 2022
    Response from festival:

    We are so glad you had a great time! We look forward to viewing your next project!