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 100 minutes. Short Films runtime may not exceed 15 minutes with credits.
Our excellent industry Panels and Workshops will help guide you on your way to future creative success. Come and join us. See you at the movies!
For special waivers please contact us.

Awards will be presented on Sunday, August 16, 2020
Winners will be selected in the following categories:
Annimated Short Film - Under 10 minutes
Drama Feature - Under 100 minutes
Comedy Feature - Under 100 minutes
Documentary feature under 100 minutes
Short Drama - 15 minutes or less
Short Comedy - 15 minutes or less
Student Film- 9 minutes or less with credits
Music Video - 6 minutes. or less with credits
New Online Media Content- Each episode under 15 minutes
International Film -Short - Under 15 minutes
International Film Feature - Under 100 minutes

Awards up to $300 presented in the following categories:
Best Festival Film
Best Short Film
Best Foreign Film

By entering the 2020 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 2020 Competition is open to 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/per diem expenses are NOT included for FIIFF 2020
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.
When "Entrant" submits a project, they agree 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 the 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
  • This year was my second time with a film in this festival, but my first time attending. I'm so glad I went in person. I can't speak highly enough of Nancy Puetz and everybody who works with her; their hospitality and warmth was incredible, and the town of Franklin is lovely. The only disappointment was how few people attended my particular screening, but then, it was at an odd time of day, and that can happen anywhere. Overall, I thought this was a fantastic festival, with thought-provoking and interesting programming, and wonderful human beings. I'll certainly return.

    August 2019
    Response from festival:

    Your film was very well received by our audience and judges. After being inspired by Creative Block & The Land of Moonstones, we cant wait to see your next project at FIIFF. We enjoyed your work and the conversations we had!!

  • Angela Sadler Williamson

    I don't have all the words to express what a phenomenal film festival the Franklin International Indie Film Festival is for the independent filmmaker. First of all, the communication, along with support from Nan and her entire staff, is top-notch. The promotion around the film festival is incredible and the venue is right out of a "Hallmark" movie. I will definitely submit all my films to the Franklin International Indie Film Festival in the future and you should definitely submit your film. They make you feel treasured!

    August 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Angela (Dr Williamson) you are awesome and it was such a pleasiure to meet you in person. Please come back soon to FIIFF. We look forward to your future work.

  • Patti Price

    Franklin International Indie Film Festival was by far the best film festival we have had the honor of attending. Communication was fantastic. This is the event to attend to meet some of the top people in the industry and to see spectacular films. Very highly recommend this festival!

    August 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Patti. We are already planning 2020 and hope you will want to attends. It is so rewarding to create an environment for filmmkaers to meet each other without pressure and engage our community as well. HOPE TO SEE you soon in Nashville.

  • Such a great festival and opportunity to network with seasoned professionals! Wonderful and lighting fast communication...Nan does a terrific job running the fest. Thanks for screening our film and we will be back!!!!

    August 2019
    Response from festival:

    Marti King Young. Thank you. Your film The Adventures of Wonderboy was the icing on the cake for our festival. It is a beautiful film and we all said we cant wait for Elijah's next creative work.

  • 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.