Indie Night Film Festival 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! Launching Spring 2020 will be the Indie Night On-Demand website in response to the COVID-19 Shut Down of Film Festivals and public events.

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 May 2020.

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.

The Festival accepts films year- round and screens weekly at the TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, CA. when the COVID-19 health crisis subsides. Until then, we ask our filmmakers to join the Indie Night ON Demand platform created to promote your work. You will be notified of your status within 3-5 days from your submission. *****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
  • A great festival that I will submit future projects! I highly recommend this festival!

    December 2019
  • Bryan Bostic

    All around great festival. Dave and his crew take care of you and your project from the time you submit. They put around like minded people which is great for networking. Indie night also makes it easy to show your work in any format. They put on a great Q&A that really engages and informs the audience. I would recommend this festival to any filmmaker.

    July 2019
  • Valerie Alleyne-Udeozor

    A great venue and networking event. This was my second screening and it was a blast. We (cast and crew)shut down the bar after the screenings

    July 2019
  • Rachelle Lynn

    Thank you for selecting me!

    May 2019
  • Marquette Jefferson

    The Indie Night Film Festival is awesome....After our short film screened they had a quick Q&A with our cast. That was a good LOOK! Thank You : ) The networking in L.A. is big business.

    April 2019