IMFF is dedicated to celebrating the art of storytelling through film before a diverse audience.
Enjoy Opening Night Film and Reception.
Red Carpet Awards Banquet.
All Venues in walkable downtown Fayetteville.
Park for FREE all day and enjoy all the festival has to offer!

Cash Prizes AND trophies for best Documentary Feature and Documentary Short, Narrative Feature and Narrative Short, Student Film, Animation and Best of Fest!

Filmmakers entering films for competition must complete and submit the Entry Form and fee.
• Entries must be submitted directly on FilmFreeway via Secure Online Screener which includes Vimeo links.
• All submissions must have been completed in the past four years.
• All films must be in English or have English subtitles. Non-subtitled or dubbed foreign language films will not be considered.
• All clearances must be obtained for exhibition.
• Only the Producer, Director, Screenwriter or someone closely connected to the film may complete the application.
• Schools may submit films on behalf of student filmmakers in the Student Category.
• Only complete entries will be accepted. This includes the non-refundable entry fee, a completed entry form, and an online screener.
• Films submitted in previous years will not be accepted for submission.
• Feature-length films (narrative or documentary) must be 40 minutes or longer.
• Film Shorts (narrative, documentary, experimental, animated) must be 40 minutes or less.
• Student films must have been completed in the past 4 years and proof of enrollment is required. Student films may not exceed 40 minutes without permission.
• Filmmakers whose films are accepted for competition will be notified by email by approximately September 1. All the privileges due to filmmakers will be specified in this correspondence.
• All filmmakers with a film in competition will receive a VIP All Access Pass, giving free access to all events and screenings (subject to availability) at the Festival. These passes are non-transferable and must be worn at all times in clear view. Passes are not sent by mail, but must be picked up in person at the IMFF Box Office.
• IMFF does not pay for films that are in competition.
• IMFF promotes the schedule of screenings via media including newspapers, emails, television and radio. IMFF encourages filmmakers to help promote their films by promoting their screening(s) to industry professionals, distributors, the press and the general public.
• For entries selected to the Festival, you will be instructed as to the format required for screening. This exhibition print must be received by IMFF no later than September 10. Failure to comply with technical specifications may result in the removal of the film from Festival competition.
• Filmmakers may provide postcards, posters or other promotional items for their film. Marketing materials will be displayed at the Box Office. IMFF will not print posters or cards to promote any single film.
• The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The individual or corporation submitting this film additionally grants the Indigo Moon Film Festival the right to one or more public screenings of the entry during the dates of the Festival.
• The management of the Indigo Moon Film Festival reserves the right to decide all questions regarding rules and regulations. Submission of a film constitutes that the filmmaker accepts the rules and regulations set forth herein.

• The Indigo Moon Film Festival reserves the right to refuse films depicting excessive nudity, violence and/or gore.
• IMFF holds no responsibility for lost films.
• Questions: Please call 910.309.6580, or email: info@GroundSwellPictures.com.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The management of Indigo Moon Film Festival reserves the right to decide all questions regarding rules and regulations. Submission of a film constitutes that the filmmaker accepts the rules and regulations set forth herein.

Indigo Moon Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The individual or corporation submitting agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Indigo Moon Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Overall Rating
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  • Russell Emanuel

    Wonderful festival, thank you for treating us so well with both "Collar" and "Occupants"!

    October 2018
  • Russell Emanuel

    Oh such a wonderful festival run by two wonderful people and their team! Thank you for everything and awarding "Occupants" Best Narrative Feature Jury Award!

    October 2018
  • Jason Seelmann

    Great communication from the beginning. This is so important for new filmmakers - to feel wanted and respected. Thank you!

    October 2018
  • Cathy Yonek

    Excellent all the way around. Organizers Jane and Pat are the epitomai of Southern Hospitality. From the Moment you arrive, they will host you will class and grace. Complimentary accommodation for Filmmakers, open bars, catered lunches, historic venues, panel discussions, friendly and knowledgeable judges, a superb line-up of films, engaged volunteers, quaint downtown, many opportunities to network, this is a festival not to be missed. Thank you for accepting AVERAGE MOM into your selection. I hope to be back next year!

    October 2018
  • Jason Charnick

    We screened our documentary, Getting Over at the 2018 Indigo Moon Film Festival. The festival was a blast! Incredibly well organized with a friendly, fun staff of volunteers who truly love the art of cinema. The venues were amazing, the Cameo Art Theater and the upstairs Loge theater (where we screened) is a fantastic indie theater, comfortable and clean, with a great vibe. The city of Fayetteville is great, and the downtown area where the festival was held, has great shops and interesting architecture. Simply can't say enough about it. Thanks again to Pat & Jan for putting on a great show, and to Brandon for leading a lively and engaging Q&A session. Can't wait to return!

    October 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for making and screening your film at IMFF 2018! We enjoyed the film and loved meeting you. We hope you will come back again next year with another film equally as amazing!