IMFF is dedicated to celebrating the art of storytelling through film before a diverse audience.

We are planning for an in-person event for 2022! We have a lot of excitement planned, so check back often for updates!

Experience all the Festival has to offer!:
~Opening Night Film and Reception.
~Filmmaker meet-ups, wine-tastings and more!
~All Venues in walkable downtown Fayetteville.

~Filmmakers accepted into the festival enjoy FREE Lodging!
(and a ton of other freebies!)

Jury and Audience laurels for Best Documentary Feature and Documentary Short, Narrative Feature and Narrative Short, Student Film, Animation, North Carolina Connection, First-Time Filmmaker and more.

• Entries must be submitted directly on FilmFreeway via Secure Online Screener which includes Vimeo links.
• All submissions must have been completed in the past five 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 5 years and proof of enrollment is required. Student films may not exceed 40 minutes without permission.
• 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 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 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.

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.

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  • We were thrilled with the festival!! The event was amazing and although completely online, it ranked, from our experience, as a top 10 festival in term of presentation, professionalism and participation. Congratulations! The film selections were AMAZING and we were honoured to receive the Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature for our film, Pave the Road. Thank you!! We look forward to continuing our journey with Indigo.

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    We were thrilled to screen your film before our audience. The pandemic has put a damper on many of our usual activities, but fingers crossed! We will be in person next year!

  • Thanks for selecting our short “Cambiante” for your Festival.
    Very professional team and excellent communication.

    ¡¡¡GRACIAS!!!
    ¡Saludos desde México!

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    We enjoyed your film tremendously. Here's hoping we will all be in person in 2022!

  • What an incredible festival! Thank you for including my film "Hen & Ham" In your 2021 lineup. Even though the festival was completely online this year, the communication and hospitality were so great, I felt like I was there.

    I was so impressed by the quality of the films included in the festival. They were very inspiring!

    Hopefully I'll be able to attend in person next year!

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    What a great film you created. Just what the audience needed during these stressful times. You are obviously very talented, winning two awards! Keep creating and we will see you next year!

  • diana dai

    Thanks for selecting my film. Great communication. Pat is great!

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your creative work and for participating in our virtual festival. Your talent will take you far.

  • Gloria J Browne-Marshall

    Thank you for giving "Dreams of Emmett Till" a platform to reach audiences in North Carolina and around the world.

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Your film was one everyone needed to see this year! So artfully done and great message for the entire audience. Hope to see you in person at IMFF 2022.