WE ARE OFFERING A 40% DISCOUNT ON SUBMISSIONS UNTIL DECEMBER 31ST. Use code SPECIAL2018 to get the discount. This is the biggest discount we have ever offered or will offer for the 2018 festival so take advantage of it while you can.
Submit to the Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival!! We were just recognized this year as one of the 25 coolest film festivals in the world by Moviemaker Magazine and we couldn't be more thrilled.
Check out some live broadcasts from our 2017 festival.
Our festival is one of the most original, adventurous and coolest you can imagine. It takes place in Jerome, Arizona (America’s largest ghost town and once coined Wickedest Town in the West). Throughout the four day festival, independent films screen at various unexpected locations which include (among others) historic, probably haunted buildings in Jerome which just happens to be America's largest ghost town such as inside wineries, in funky stilted homes hosted by residents, inside the old high school hallway and on a train that travels through the majestic Verde canyons (this year at night). We thrive on giving our guests an unexpected cinematic ride. We also have local musicians performing all during the weekend, we have the RPM Orchestra perform a live score to a different silent film each year, we have food and wine tastings and even a film fair on Saturday.
To pay homage to the fact the festival takes place in America's largest ghost town, each year we highlight horror films with two short showcases. We do the same for westerns. These are two areas that we put an emphasis on as they celebrate the wild west and also the mystery and ghosts Jerome in known for.
It's the coolest down-to-earth, mile-high fest in the west.
We can’t wait to meet you all on the hill and in the valley.
Join us for year 6 - September 27-30, 2018
Awards & Prizes
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.
Rules & Terms
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.