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 the last 6 years, the festival has touted films that have also been official selections/nominees and 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.

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 2021.

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?

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  • Kate Hinshaw

    Indie Street Film Festival was excellent!

    September 2021
  • Though I was only able to attend a few events / screenings, I had such a great time! I believe that in a decade's time, the Indie Street Film Festival will be one of the top "must-submit-to" festivals in the northeast.

    Having a short of mine programmed, there was clear, kind, and abundant communication from the staff leading up to the festival. They also conducted a nice Zoom Q&A for the block of shorts I was in (which was to be presented during the virtual selection of the festival).

    What was really excellent is the festival experience and location. Red Bank is the PERFECT place to hold a film festival, as the open, communal atmosphere of the town's center keeps you comfortable between screenings and makes your walks between venues short yet enjoyable. Of the screenings I attended was an animated shorts block that was simply outstanding! I couldn't believe that I saw such inspired and complete films at such an up-and-coming festival, but that goes to show the quality of their programming and where they're heading.

    In short, I will certainly be submitting again next year, and whether or not I have my film programmed, I will attend the festival because the experience is just that excellent.

    September 2021
  • Great festival and even greater people who helped put on a fantastic show. It was a highly organized event and the communication was thorough throughout the entire festival journey. Can't say enough positive things about Indie Street Fest...

    September 2021
  • 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