The SSU Indie Film Festival is a festival for a variety of films in these 5 categories: Music Video, Horror/Sci-fi, Comedy, Documentary and Drama. The festival is hosted at Savannah State University in the beautiful city of Savannah, GA.

Best Drama
Best Documentary
Best Comedy
Best Horror/Sci-fi
Best Music Video
Peoples Choice Award

Submit films to these 5 categories: Music Video, Horror/Sci-fi, Comedy, Documentary and Drama. Films can be from 3 to 15 minutes. (Any films longer than time limit will be disqualified.) Films must be in English.


Find out more info at or contact Tracy Haynes at 912-358-3374 or Kareem McMichael, co-coordinator and festival director, at 912-358-3352 or email: and follow on social media, Facebook: SSU Indie Film Fest @ssufilmfest and Twitter and Instagram @ssu_indf.

Overall Rating
  • LaTaveya Vault

    My experience was the worst. It wasn’t until I asked for a refund due to lack of communication for months, that I received an email response stating my film received an official selection but unfortunately, it was not an honor to be associated with this film festival after how they handled me as a passionate filmmaker. Did they even have a festival? I absolutely never plan to submit to SSU again.

    February 2022
  • Nicholas Bromund

    Awful communication. Festival continued to delay the notification dates and ultimately never announced nominees or winners. We sent numerous emails asking for clarification on the status of the festival and received only one response which didn’t even answer our initial questions.

    February 2022
  • Streaming it virtually this summer was a great success. They had the categories in a good flow, a great adjustment to not being able to be in person.

    September 2020
  • André M. Zucker

    My team and I are so honored and proud to have won "Best Comedy: Non-Student"

    April 2019
  • Byron Childs

    Will return next year to summit another film.

    May 2018