Looking for films, short films, documentaries of contemporary indie cinema that you can't find in mainstream channels. Avant-garde, experiments, new languages: the cinema laboratory of the future. All screener in English must be subtitled in Italian. ALL NON-ENGLISH SCREENERS MUST BE SUBTITLED IN ITALIAN AND ENGLISH. ALL ENGLISH SCREENERS MUST BE SUBTITLED IN ITALIAN.

Indiecinema film festival allows audiences all over the world to discover the latest innovations and avant-garde languages of non-mainstream cinema. Our focus is on the invention that goes beyond pre-packaged and safe models to explore the new languages of the seventh art.

A festival to discover and promote the hidden treasures and filmmakers of "truly" independent cinema. In recent years, technology has "democratized" the art of cinema and allowed the birth of a creative ferment never seen before, works free from the usual "industrial" patterns that bring an air of renewal.

We think of cinema as art: the technical packaging of a film is not important to us but only its artistic quality. It doesn't matter what budget you shot your movie on. If it is engaging and exciting for the public, it is what we are looking for. We discover talents in order to promote them to the largest audience possible.

The selected films are distributed all over the world through the Indiecinema streaming channel and advertised through our channels.

Best Feature Film
Best Documentary
Best Short Film
Best Animation & Videoclip

The winning films will be promoted with various digital advertising campaigns to achieve maximum audience success on the Indiecinema streaming channel: social media marketing, promotional and in-depth articles on the film, email marketing.

Each film winner by the Indiecinema Film Festival will have the chance to be distributed and advertised on the Indiecinema streaming channel all over the world, with online marketing strategies: from social media to email marketing, to writing promotional articles for the films on the channel's blog.

All works must have been completed after 1 January 2019. They may could be presented at other festivals and screened in public and possibly not streamed for free on the Internet. Even more, the festival's Artistic Director reserves the right to choose also some works prior to 2019, in case of particularly high quality. The films that will be selected and shown online are protected from illegal downloads. The download will not be enabled and you will only be able to watch safe streaming movies. The directors and productions of the selected films undertake to insert the festival logo in the opening credits of the film.

All films in English must be subtitled in Italian. All non-English films must be subtitled in Italian and English with separate SRT files. Admission does not guarantee acceptance to the festival. We also accept presentations that have been previewed elsewhere and may already have distribution agreements. Non-definitive films are not allowed.

The screenings are scheduled online during with a calendar at the discretion of the festival organization. No film can be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection.

Although every precaution will be taken to prevent the loss or damage of materials during the festival, Indiecinema Film Festival is not responsible for any damage during the festival.

The festival offers royalties distribution to selected films. By submitting via FilmFreeway you agree NOT to request a screening fee as a requirement for participation in the festival, but to receive quarterly royalties after publication in the manner specified in the agreement that will be sent if the film is selected for the program.

No responsibility is assumed by the festival organizer for technical problems arising from the connection that may affect the functioning of the festival, including but not limited to: electronic, wireless or Internet connection or other online communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service provider, server, host or provider, email transmissions to be sent or received, lost, delayed, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered or lost, interrupted or none network, server, hardware or software errors available; defective computer, website or other connections, computer availability, accessibility or communication errors or transmission error, lines, technical failures, encrypted, delayed or misdirected transmissions, computer hardware or software malfunctions, other errors or difficulties of any kind, whether they are human, mechanical, electronic, IT, network, typographical, printing with the festival, including, but not limited to, errors or difficulties that may occur in relation to the administration of the festival, award announcement, incorrect uploading of photos, videos or any related material, downloading material or using the website. The directors agree that the festival producer will not be liable to the directors or third parties for any modification or termination by the festival. The festival producer reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the regulations or programming. The festival producer reserves the right to close the festival at any time due to force majeure. The festival producer is not responsible for any unauthorized use by third parties of any information or film.

Overall Rating
  • A wonderful festival. My film INTO THE REALM OF THE NIGHT was not only screened in Rome, I was also interviewed with good questions. Because I couldn't attend in person, my greeting message was played via video. A very good festival experience. Friendly communication and good work on social media. Absolutely recommended!

    February 2023
  • Ellen Weisberg

    Thank you for including our film in your festival!

    January 2023
  • Elisa Fantinel

    E' un ottimo festival di cinema che dà spazio ad autori indipendenti. Persone squisite e disponibili.

    March 2021
  • Flavio Sciolè

    The is a great festival! Top!

    March 2021