Mindfield showcases features, shorts and music videos by filmmakers from around the world, celebrating and supporting independent, new and alternative filmmakers not just during our annual Film Festival but throughout the year with our monthly competitions.

A number of selected award winners of our bi-monthly online competition will automatically be considered to be in the official selection of our annual festival.

Mindfield aims to show the very best in new independent cinema and to give filmmakers a place to show their work to people who appreciate it.

Every two months we give filmmakers the opportunity to submit their latest work and compete with others.

Each bi-monthly award winner will automatically be considered to be screened at our annual Film Festival. Every winner will get a digital laurel and has the option to purchase a trophy.

Our annual Festival will screen a number of selected winning movies of our bi-monthly competitions.

All the movies screened will compete with each other, the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony.

Every submission before December 31st is being considered for the Live Festival in January.

Next Annual Live Festival:
February 16th 2019

Raleigh Studios, Hollywood
5300 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA

- Best Feature Film
- Best Documentary Feature
- Best Short Film
- Best Documentary Short
- Best Director
- Best Screenplay
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Music Video
- Best Trailer
- Best Score
- Best Cinematography
- Best Sound Design

· Entries must be in English or - Subtitled, dubbed in English.

· Every submission has to pick one main category.
· Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.
· All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway. Please don't send discs or any downloadable files to us.
· Works in progress are accepted.
· Entries will not be returned.
· Entry fees are non-refundable

Overall Rating
  • Kailin Gow

    Great film festival. Thanks for showcasing my work!

    October 2018
  • Delighted to have won the Gold Award for Best Documentary with Tales From Tin Pan Alley and Best Trailer too as a Platinum Award, but more than a little surprised to see that Mindfield have not imparted the Awards info on Facebook, Twitter and Film Freeway as earlier indicated. Also no replies to any of my emails either? Will this now happen?

    October 2018
  • Great festival! Thank you for having us!

    May 2018
  • Grateful to have been selected, helpful staff

    April 2018
  • Lisa Defazio

    As I entered remotely from Australia I was delighted to be a finalist in this festival. I will definitely be returning with new works.

    April 2018