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?