Indie Street Film Festival is a regional film and arts festival that combines its curated film selections with connective community events in order to celebrate human creativity and storytelling. ISFF is searching for films that voice high impact human stories from across all genres. We hand pick the most resourceful and innovative filmmakers from the US and across the globe to screen and connect with the engaged arts community of Red Bank and the Northeast. In just 5 years the festival has touted films that have also been official selections/nominees an d award winners at Sundance, Slamdance, SXSW, Spirit Awards, and the Oscars.

The festival was born from a cooperative distribution platform, so focuses on education and nurturing of our filmmakers through the ever-evolving world of technology, distribution, and audience engagement, regardless of budget size and in spite of restrictive funding. Throughout the 5 day interactive festival, both filmmakers and attendees enjoy panel discussions, live art, music, education and networking events sponsored by local breweries and restaurants that provide artisanal food and drink for festival goers.

In 2020, we presented a hybrid festival with drive-in and virtual screenings. We are tentatively planning for both in-person and online events in 2021, as well.

Grand Jury Prize Winners receive:
-Theatrical Screening*, Sponsor products, and cash prizes for select category jury winners (from $300 - $1000)
- Inclusion on Indie Street VOD platform as a partner filmmaker*
(*optional/dependent on film's distribution situation)

Official Selections receive:
- All Access Pass to attend film festival screenings, parties, workshops, and panels with industry experts.
- Opportunity to have a targeted ad campaign designed by the Indie Street team for the future release of your film.
- Distribution Opportunities through Indie Street and partner platforms.

All films must have been completed no earlier than calendar year 2019.

Along with your submission, we would love to know:
A) Is this your first time submitting to ISFF?
B) How did you hear about ISFF?
C) What is your project's total budget?
D) Is anyone on your team a New Jersey local?

Overall Rating
  • Shaheen Sheriff

    Very cool festival. In the corona pandemic, the online version looked very professional. Interviews made it feel more interactive. Very glad to have my film here!

    October 2020
  • So happy to have EX DISPOSER screen as a part of this year's virtual platform. What a great selection of New Jersey shorts to be at home with! HUGE kudos to Allyson Morgan for being a fantastic facilitator in this new process. Really happy to be a part of the 2020 festival and cannot wait to be there in person in the future!

    September 2020
  • Christopher Piccione

    Great festival for Indie Filmmakers in NJ! Several friends have had their films screen here over the past few years and no one has anything bad to say.

    Keep up the excellent work!

    October 2019
  • JoeBert Entertainment

    Indie Street Film Festival was a great experience. The venue was excellent and the festival was well-organized. We're glad we got to be a part of it.

    August 2019
  • Natalie Gee, one of the programmers for the festival, is a GEM and has graced this festival with her eye and love of films from across the world. I had the best time this year (2019) exploring the cute town of Red Bank! The theater where it screens is huge and gorgeous and the program was strong which though it's a smaller fest made it all more worth it and inspiring to attend and learn about filmmakers I wouldn't have otherwise learned about.

    August 2019