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

Of course COVID 19 has changed everything as well as our festival. Join us for our virtual festival!

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 awards for best Documentary Feature and Documentary Short, Narrative Feature and Narrative Short, Student Film, and Animation.

*Filmmakers not in attendance who would like to have their trophies shipped to them are asked to pay for shipping. This enables us to use our money to make the festival awesome and to give our box office proceeds to a selected non-profit.

• IMFF DOES NOT PAY FOR FILMS THAT ARE SELECTED FOR THE FESTIVAL.

• 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 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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  • Charles Pinck

    We were honored that our film "Operation Overlord: OSS and the Battle for France" was an official selection of the Indigo Moon Film Festival, particularly since Fayetteville, NC, is the home to Special Forces. We are thrilled that it received the Military Heritage Audience Award. We look forward to submitting more films to the Indigo Moon Film Festival.

    October 2020
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    Response from festival:

    We are so glad we were able to screen your film in the home of the Airborne! Congrats on your award! Much deserved! We hope to see more films from you AND to see you in person next year!

  • Well organized, Efficient communication.

    Nice work by Pat and Jan...! Would love to visit in future..!

    October 2020
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    Response from festival:

    We are so glad you enjoyed our virtual festival. Hopefully you will find our in person festival worth 5 stars! We hope to see you next year with another great film.

  • Anthony Gentile

    Really enjoyed being apart of this festival. Nothing in a pandemic is easy, Indigo Moon Film Festival did a great job of pivoting and moving us all to an online platform. I really enjoyed all the program blocks and feel like I was able to watch more selections than I could have in person. Will definitely submit to this festival again in the future. Good communication and great people who are with the festival.

    October 2020
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    Response from festival:

    We are so pleased you decided to enter your film this year. We are hoping for an in person event next year that will offer great opportunities for networking with other filmmakers! Keep making great film!

  • Brian Elliott

    Thank you Indigo Moon for including us in this year's fest! Great job all around - and loved our time doing the Q&A! Super fun!

    October 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Brian!~ We hope to see everyone in person in 2021. In the meantime, keep making excellent films!

  • Mara Lencina

    Thank you for this amazing opportunity of having our documentary Stolen Babies of Spain shown at your festival. We would have loved to be able to be part of it in person, but the online presentation was wonderful. Great communication and awesome films!

    October 2020
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    Response from festival:

    We are so glad we could show your film (even if it was virtual) because it is such an important topic. We hope to see more great films from you in the future! #FilmInspiresChange