FIIFF is located in Franklin, Tennessee, a unique, historic town in the greater Nashville metropolitan area. The filmmakers and celebrities alike will enjoy the ambiance, fraternity, and social experience that comes with a visit here. Our state is number seven in entertainment industry jobs for the film/television/new media in the USA so it is definately woth a visit to see what the opportunities are. Whether attending the festival or planning your next film, FIIFF will introduce filmmakers, film workers, and audience members to a place where anything is possible. Our festival staff are highly motivated and trained, our film workers are here to welcome you and our community is ready to celebrate your work. Competition is open to U.S. and International entries. Please check individual categories for additional requirements. Note: Feature Films "runtime" may not exceed 110 minutes. Short Films runtime may not exceed 15 minutes.
Our excellent industry Panels and Workshops will help guide you on your way to future creative success. Come and join us. PLEASE NOTE THE 2019 FESTIVAL DATES have been permanently changed to August 14-18, 2019. Thank you for your understanding. See you at the movies!
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Awards will be presented on Sunday, August 18, 2019
Winners will be selected in the following categories:
Annimated Short Film
Short Drama
Short Comedy
Student Film
Music Video
New Online Media Content
Purpose Films

Awards up to $300 presented in the following categories:
Audience Favorite
Judges' Choice
Audience Choice Purpose Films
New Media

By entering the 2019 Franklin International Indie Film Festival (FIIFF) competition you agree to the following conditions:
Entrants must be 18 years or over or have their application completed and endorsed by their legal guardian.
FIIFF Competition is open to all residents of all countries unless otherwise stated
Competition is not available to FIIFF employees or their immediate families.
Entries are generally limited to one per person unless they are episodes of a webseries under 10 minutes in length.
Each entry must be accompanied by the required entry/submission fee.
End date is specified on individual competition.
FIIFF reserves the right to amend the end date at any time.
By entering the FIIFF competition, the winner agrees to participate in promotional activity where required.
Award certificates or prizes are non transferrable to another person.
NO cash alternative is available
Travel and per diem expenses are NOT included for FIIFF 2019
If the advertised prize becomes unavailable, FIIFF reserves the right to offer and alternative prize of equal or higher value.
- FIIFF Festival Competition is managed and directed by FIIFF & Tennessee Women in Film & Media and sposored by the Williamson County Cultural Arts Commission.
By entering the competition you agree to be contacted for promotional purposes.
No personal data will be shared with third parties unless stated otherwise.
FIIFF reserves the right to amend or withdraw the competitions at any time.
Prizes will be sent in a timely manner after announcement of the winners.
Entrant agrees to submit contributions that are her/his own original work. Competition entrant must not violate, plagiarize, or infringe any copyright, trade mark, trade secrets, privacy and publicity, personal or proprietary rights.
If Entrant submits a contribution, Entrant agrees to allow FIIFF to use the material in the contribution in any way it may reasonably choose on a free-of-charge basis in any media throughout the world.

Any copyright in your contribution will remain with the Entrant and this permission is not exclusive, so Entrant can continue to use the material contributed in any way, including allowing other to use it.

Overall Rating
  • Ivon and Eyan Wuchina

    I along with my twin brother have had the privilege of being featured in the festival for the past two years. FIIFF is a fantastic festival with fantastic people, and an all around fun and inspiring time.

    June 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your support. We look forward to your latest film and are pleassed it is part of our 2019 Festival line-up. See you at the movies.

  • FIIFF was an outstanding experience for us. There were two theaters showing great films at all times. Nan and the planning team really went out of their way to make the filmmakers feel at home and appreciated by providing a VIP space for filmmakers to network, eat and drink their fill throughout the event. It was obvious that they love film but even more obvious that they love filmmakers! They all greeted me and called me by name the whole weekend and made sure to personally introduce me to several industry professionals. There were some great panels with those well known industry professionals who also took a personal interest in the filmmakers and their challenges navigating the world of independent film. FIIFF is still a relatively new festival but they are doing it right and I believe they’re on their way to being a major player in the festival world.

    November 2018
    Response from festival:

    From our full staff, thank you. We appreciated your film and your attendance at most of the panels. Being there everyday we think you got to see who we are, our mission and our sincerity in wanting to celebrate film. Our second year proved teachable, we could see room for improvement and changes are being made. We would love for you to attend 2019 FIIFF. The dates are August 14-18, 2019. We think the dogdays of summer will encourage people to sit in the cool theatre for a respite from cares and the heat. We have some fun events & parties planned...We would love some Appalachian influencers...... See you at the movies

  • This is a fantastic festival put on by wonderful people, I'm so glad I attended! It was probably the most fun festival I've been to, and the collaborative spirit that pervaded the event is something I've rarely experienced. It is a young festival, and it will just keep growing and improving on an already great thing, I'm sure. Excellent films, panel discussions, networking opportunities and more... top marks for a very valuable event!

    November 2018
    Response from festival:

    Hope to see your film come through and to see you at the festival. Permanent date change to August 14-18. We hope the dogdays of summer provide audiences with a respite from the weather and their cares/ Hope to see you at the movies

  • Roy Mazzagate III

    Thank you for selecting my film Waiting For You. This was one festival I was really hoping to make but it just didn't work out. Thanks again.

    November 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Ray. We hope to see you next time! Please communicate with me through FIlm Freeway and let us know when you are planning to submit again. If you aren't ready this year.... plan to come and participate. AUGUST 14-18, 2019. We hope you will consider it. Have a great year.

  • We had the privilege of having our movie Summer of '67 in the festival. We were impressed with the quality of the film selections and the effort on the part of the festival to provide a great experience for the filmmakers. When we arrived, we were greeted with a well-oiled machine at check-in and escorting us to the continental breakfast and the VIP room for filmmakers. Everything was on schedule. The facility where they hold the festival is beautiful and the projectors and sound systems are top notch, so the movies look their best. Each filmmaker was introduced prior to their screening and then brought back for a Q and A afterwards. I look forward to watching this festival grow with each year.

    November 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Sharon for your kind review. Thank you for making quality stories come to life. Your work is dry relatable and we were honored to have you there.