The Midwest Action Fest is back for our 3RD YEAR! Midwest Action Fest is an international film festival that showcases action, comedy, and adventure films from all around the world! Action Fest is held at the Mary Max Theater in Logansport, Indiana.

Our mission is to bring the art of film to the midwest and create a unique atmosphere for our fellow filmmakers. On Friday, May 1st there will be an Invite Only Filmmaker Mixer. Hors d'oeuvre and entertainment at 5:00 pm. Dinner at 6:00 pm. Suggested attire is semi formal. If you would like to be added to the guest list, you can email

We will be showcasing all the amazing films on Saturday, May 2nd from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm but that's not all! There will be food, bar, vendors, panels, Cosplay Contest, immersive experiences outside and special celebrity guest Carey Means, known for voicing Frylock in Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

We will also be hosting an Awards Ceremony for our beloved filmmakers immediately followed by an After Party with 3 LIVE bands!

If you’re a vendor and would like to rent a table, please email us for more information:

Awards will be given for:
Best feature & Short in each Genre.

Best Documentary
Best Actor and Actress
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Special Effects
Most Original Film
Best Animated Film
Best Action Sequence

All features must be over 45 mins and all short films must be under 45 mins.
All movies must either be in English or contain English subtitles. We are accepting submissions from anywhere in the world.

You, the film maker are responsible for the content & consent and can provide proof of ownership or permission to broadcast the materials such as score, soundtrack, that may be included in your film.

Want to submit your trailer for just $5?, you can upload it to Filmfreeway as a project and submit that way! We show all submitted trailers!

If you are interested in renting booth space for this event please email us at

Spaces are very limited! Each booth will consist of an 6 ft or 8 ft table and 2 chairs (Included) Electricity should also be available for each space. Prices are very affordable.

Overall Rating
  • Aaron Falvey

    Cool festival! Thanks for selecting us and letting us be part of it. Looking forward to 2020!

    May 2019
  • Leon welling

    Was happy to have this festival be the first to screen my film "Costigan Bloch!" Great communication and while I wasn't able to be there, still happy to be a part of the fest. Cheers!

    May 2019
  • Cynthia Bergen

    Thank you, for Selecting Wolfsbane Trailer for your festival. All Stars. Keep of the good work supporting Indie Film.
    Cynthia Bergen

    May 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for being involved, we hope we meet again! Thanks!

  • Colby Doler

    Thank you guys so much! We can't wait for next years festival! We couldn't attend this year, but it looked like a blast! The festival staff were easy to work with, especially from so far away and we can't wait to submit again!

    May 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much!! we wish you all the best in the future Colby!!

  • Ruth Lawrence

    As a filmmaker who has also run a film festival, the Midwest stands out from hundreds for their passion, organization, and communication. They're on the ball. They do it up right and we'll be back to submit again.

    May 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for the kind words! We love what we are doing and its great to have so many amazing people involved! thank you so much!!