Indie Night Film Festival reopens Saturday, June 12! Indie Night is a weekly showcase that features between 4-6 short films, web series, trailers or episodics 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.

Indie Night On-Demand Experience
In an effort to remain true to our mission of providing support to the filmmaking industry via a platform where creatives can showcase their work and network, we are excited to announce the soon launch of Indie Night Film Festival Virtual Platform. We are planning to launch the online version of Indie Night Film Festival in Spring 2020. Here is how it works:

Selected films will screen on our new updated virtual theater for a period of 1 -7 days of added exposure and enjoyment to a wider audience including your supports, Indie Night's film executives and friends at no charge to them. Email for more details and submit your film today through FilmFreeway.

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.

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 in addition to an opportunity for Filmmakers to earn from our online theater experience. More details will be shared in Summer 2021.

Indie Night Film Festival held at the TCL Chinese Theater is a weekly experience.
We accept and review submission on an on-going basis.
We invite filmmaker to screen on a weekly basis.

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 invite 30 or more guests to attend to see specifically their film.

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.*****SUBMISSION RUN TIME
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 and upon acceptance to show on Indie Night On Demand, the film must be emailed to in .Mov format (Preferred) MP4 (Acceptable)

We will need a Movie Poster size & file type
8.5x11 inches or
2550 X 3300 pixels
.PNG Only
no later than the Friday, 1 week prior to your confirmed screening date. The posters and promotional material will be emailed to PLEASE test your film before sending it to us.

First and foremost, 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 publically 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 episode 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
  • Carl Mickens

    Indie Night is a great festival to showcase your film on a historic theater in Hollywood. It’s a good opportunity to connect with your peers and make new connections.

    November 2021
  • Thanks to the entire team at Indie Night Film Festival for a spectacular event. The venue was amazing and the quality of films was excellent. Special shout out to the master of ceremonies DJ Q-Nice. I look forward to screening there again.

    October 2021
  • To be selected to be involved in this festival is a dream come true. I am blessed and highly honored!! Writer, Producer, Director - Sheldon Woodson

    July 2021
  • Sybil Jatta

    The Indie Night Film Festival allowed our viewers to rise up dress up and show up to our first live red carpet large screen event! We appreciate the opportunity to be on a magnificent stage creating awareness about the beauty of Africa and it's culture. We are humbled and grateful beyond measure. Great team, great collaboration, great life memory for us all. Akwaaba The Awakening, Sybil D. Jatta

    July 2021
  • Carla Saunders

    I really appreciate Indie Night Film Festival giving me platform to showcase my micro film called Did You Vote. It was such an honor and wonderful experience. During that time, I was in overload dealing with another project. Even through all of that, this is the one festival that not only interviewed me and my cast, but kept my film running for an entire week on their platform. I wish I knew who the winner was. Overall, I will continue to support and submit to this festival. Thank you again!

    July 2021