RoleCall Indie Showcase is a film festival that highlights low-budget, no-budget, and DIY indie films with weekly live screenings. Our mission is to find, support, and elevate up and coming filmmakers who are creating inspiring and innovative work without the help of major industry players or their resources.

We are seeking features and shorts to screen at our independent theater housed right off of the Atlanta Belt Line at Ponce City Market. Films will be screened in an intimate 70 seat theater in the heart of Atlanta's creative district. Each month select films will have multi-week run followed by a filmmaker Q&A available to any filmmaker in attendance. Filmmakers based in the Southeast are especially encouraged to submit, but we're also eager to showcase work from across the globe.

Each year, we name our top films of the year.

RoleCall is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the event for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening at RoleCall Theater and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless RoleCall from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

PREMIERE STATUS/WORKS IN PROGRESS: Feel free to submit any film regardless of premiere status, existing availability, or completion date. However, we do not accept works in progress. Films must be fully completed prior to submitting.

SCREENINGS: Selected films will screen on a rolling basis with at least one scheduled screening a month.

SUBTITLES: We are happy to accept films from all over the world. All foreign-language films must be submitted with English subtitles.

FEES & WAIVERS: There is a $10 submission fee for shorts (under 25 minutes). We do not grant waivers.

FEEDBACK: We do not offer feedback for your submission.

MARKETING/PROMOTION: We promote all films and screenings across social media and our mailing list with a reach to over 20k people combined.

Overall Rating
  • We are excited thank you for the opportunity to showcase our work!

    January 2024
  • Ben Kurstin

    We were so happy to be included in this festival, and were excited to have one of our actresses able to attend the event.

    February 2023
  • A great place for local filmmakers to screen their work to a welcoming audience. Although intimate, the ability to network with other filmmakers and answer audience questions afterwards is a great tool for up and coming storytellers. Located in Ponce City Market, Rolecall sits in the heart of Atlanta tourism, so their ability to draw people is never lacking. Plus, it makes it super easy to go and get a drink with fellow filmmakers after the show.

    February 2023
  • This festival embodies everything I love about the Georgia film community! You can tell the programmers work hard to put together a block that lifts each film up individually and creates a cohesive, moving whole. Plus I have met so many new, wonderful people at these screenings that I hope to work with in the future. It’s a great way to celebrate all the amazing work being done in this community and beyond.

    March 2022
  • This was quite possibly one of the best and most magical experiences. I had a wonderful experience with the Indie Film Showcase and honestly cannot wait to submit another short to them or to attend one of the screenings of other artists when I get the chance. The staff at RoleCall are incredibly warm, generous, and welcome, and also make films as well; which I feel is incredibly helpful as they understand the challenges and they strive to make the environment as best an experience as possible!

    Biggest highlights - seeing the work of other talented filmmakers, getting to connect with other filmmakers, and the sense of community. I could have stayed and chatted with everyone for much longer if I hadn’t had to go to work the next morning!

    Being an indie filmmaker is incredibly tough, and even tougher making shorts. Yet, creating shorts is probably one of the most important parts of a filmmaker's journey. The environment, mood, and vibe at the Indie Film Showcase is one that every filmmaker needs, honestly. A way to see your work in front of an audience, hear how an audience responds to it, see the work of other talented filmmakers, and get to connect not only with other filmmakers showcasing but also those in the audience. And, as an indie filmmaker, support and community are incredibly important, especially for morale. Connecting with others is a way to improve our craft, to share insights, to share victories and setbacks, and to have conversations that also have nothing to do with the film but just connecting with another person!

    What is also beautiful about this showcase is the curation that goes into it. Curating a selection of films around a theme that emerges is no small feat, and yet the staff does this. And in turn, it helps to aid discussion around the films and the themes presented.

    If you’re thinking about submitting, don’t think. Just submit! And I cannot wait to see your film or meet you at one of the showcases!

    March 2022