We are Indie Oaks! (The “Indie” in our name means that we are seeking to unite audiences with independent, promising filmmakers and to promote collaboration among independent filmmakers. The “Oaks” refers to our home: The Oaks Theater in Oakmont, PA — the beautiful, historic, retro-chic movie palace situated on Allegheny River Boulevard — a breezy slice of suburban paradise 20 minutes northeast of Pittsburgh).

Indie Oaks Film Festival is operated by a small group of Pittsburgh creatives and filmmakers looking to support other like-minded people in and around our fair city. If you’d like to feature your short film in this year’s screenings, please join us. You can’t win if you don’t submit! There are so many category awards and cash prizes we're excited to reward.

For tickets & all info, visit indieoaks.com

Awards & Prizes

★Best Picture, Winner: Indie Oaks Film Festival & $100 Cash Prize*
★Second Place Winner of Indie Oaks Film Festival & $50 Cash Prize*
★Audience Choice Award (chosen by popular vote of attendees)

Indie Oaks winning honors & plaques:
Best Director
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Cinematography
Best Writing
Best Editing
Best Art Direction

*Winning film director must attend Award Ceremony in person or send pre-approved representative in order to claim cash prize in Pittsburgh, PA.

Rules & Terms

Eligible films must:
• Have a maximum runtime of 20 minutes. (Though shorter films under 12 minutes are strongly preferred).
• Have a fully completed FilmFreeway submission profile including brief synopsis and full list of credits.
• Submitting filmmaker (or film representative) MUST be willing to travel to the festival in Pittsburgh, PA to be considered. *Films that are selected will NOT be screened or rewarded if a representative is not present on the night of the festival.

INDIE OAKS PROMOTION: Filmmakers accept that stills and synopses of their film may be used for promotional purposes of the festival.

OWNERSHIP/COPYRIGHT: Filmmakers attest that any permission, license or copyright for third-party content needed for inclusion in their film has been legally obtained. Filmmakers agree that they are liable for any copyright infringement and to indemnify and hold harmless us, our officers, affiliates, employees, and partners from any and all claims and liability arising out of entering or transmitting your film to the Indie Oaks Film Festival.

JUDGING CRITERIA:
Artistic Merit (story,creativity, entertainment value ) : 40%
Technical Merit : 50%
Awesomeness Factor: 10%