Welcome to the 8th Annual Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival. Our fest takes place in America's largest ghost town which was once coined as one of the Wickedest Towns in the West. We are not afraid to say that we think we host the coolest, most original and adventureous 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! Each year we seek high and low throughout Jerome to screen independent films in the most unexpected places. We have screened films on a train, at a haunted gold mine, inside wineries, at surprise hilltop residences, in the basement hallway of a spooky hundred year-old high school, and inside rustic buildings throughout Jerome. We do not screen any films in actual theaters. We magically create each and every theater from the ground up.
We are Arizona’s most ambitious and impassioned festival and have many new thrills up our sleeve for our 8th installment this year, which include the Wicked Wild Cinema Train, the Mad Hatter Wine & Tea Party, Starlit Film Screenings, A VIP Liberty Theatre event held in a historic theatre with a live performance by a string quartet and lastly, the ultra exclusive Dark Egg where guests won’t know where a secret film will be playing in Jerome, what band will be performing or what special food will be prepared for them. We create a truly one-of-a-kind cinematic adventure for our guests.
We can’t wait to meet you all on the hill. Guests who arrive immediately become family members and return each year.
Join us for year 8 -September 23-26, 2021
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.