Welcome to the 7th Annual Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival. Our fest takes place in America's largest ghost town that was once coined as one of the Wickedest Towns in the West. We are not afraid to say that we think we host one of the coolest, most unique and original film festivals in the world. Just ask Moviemaker Magazine who chose our festival one of the 25 coolest film festivals in the world in 2017. https://www.moviemaker.com/archives/festivals/the-coolest-film-festivals-in-the-world-2017/
We are edgy, unexpected and are always looking for ways to surprise our guests. We show films on a train, have ghost tours at the Jerome cemetery, show films at a haunted gold mine, inside wineries and breweries, inside surprise hilltop residences, and in rustic, haunted buildings all through Jerome. We are one of Arizona’s most ambitious and impassioned festivals and have many new thrills up our sleeve for our 7th installment next year.
Filmmakers who submit to this festival have a special opportunity to have their films possibly screen at two festivals. If you are a documentary filmmaker, your film could be chosen to screen at Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival and/or its sister festival-the Arcosanti International Film Carnivale.
We can’t wait to meet you all on the hill and in the valley. Guests who arrive immediately become family members and return each year.
Join us for year 7 on September 26-29, 2019
We pride ourselves on presenting the winning filmmakers with one of a kind designer trophies created by local artisans that will be forever treasured for their beauty and uniqueness.
Screening submissions must be on DVD, region 1 or 0 in NTSC format.
Please do not send any promotional materials with your submission. We’ll let you know what we need when your film is accepted.
Please be sure to enter under the correct category. Less than 50 minutes will be considered a short, more than 50 minutes will be considered a feature. If you are not sure which category to submit to, please contact us.
Films may have distribution. There are no restrictions on premiere status.
The festival does not accept works in progress.
The exhibition formats for the festival are DVD, HDCam, and Blu Ray.
All entered films grant the Festival a non exclusive limited use agreement to use film promotional materials to promote the festival and selected films to the industry and general public. Filmmakers fully retain all rights, title and interest in their films and all intellectual Property.
Please complete a release form that can be found on the website and send it to:
Jerome 89A Indie Film Festival
2652 East Oakleaf Drive
Tempe, Arizona 85281
We wholeheartedly thank you for your interest in the Jerome 89A Indie Film Festival.