February 21-24 of 2024 in downtown Phoenix, INDIE FILM FEST becomes the ultimate gathering of creative storytellers and audiences eager for new voices and fresh perspectives. Our visual extravaganza includes dramatic and documentary, short films, music videos, and multimedia installations by artists from all over the world. 2023 begins with a new way of sharing films at INDIE FILM FEST.

Indie Film Fest is a multi day multi venue inclusive festival in downtown Phoenix going into our 6th year aiming to help grow the artist economy in Phoenix, AZ. In 2024 we return to downtown Phoenix with screenings at the Phoenix Center for the Arts as well as panels, mixers, and events all around the artist community on Roosevelt Row. Submissions will be open from June 1st to November 1st. We are actively seeking out projects that have a world premiere status to bring Phoenix the newest and most creative films launching in 2024. We offer each of our artists the opportunity to make money off of their festival debut with our digital distribution through our On Demand Channels once the festival has concluded. Starting in 2024 our films will have the opportunity to launch online immediately after the festival has concluded with marketing and PR included in the launch of their film.

Best Indie Film
Best Indie Documentary
Best Indie Director
Best Indie Music Video
Best Performance

Your film must have been completed no earlier than December 2022. Your film must still hold a theatrical World Premiere Status as well as a Digital World Premiere Status. Do not submit your film if you have already launched it on Youtube or Vimeo for the public to see.

If your film has been selected or screened at another festival please notify of those selections, you are still eligible. Your film must have an independent budget of no more than $150,000. You can not have any major studio, promotional partner, or commercial sponsor involved with the funding of your film. We are looking for only true independent films. If you have hosted a fundraiser screening you are still eligible for this festival. Your film must be able to screen via a digital file, you must provide a HD digital version of your film. You must have english subtitles if primary language is not english. Your film must be at least 2minutes in length.

Please no horror films. Please submit to our sister festival A Night of Misfit Films for Horror Film Opportunities.

We are not responsible for lost submissions. We do not guarantee official selections. Your film will be viewed by our jury and if selected you will be contacted prior to the notification notice. We are only accepting online submissions at this time. Our film festival has created an Indie Filmmaker Grant that is equally divided up for our Grand Jury Prize Winners. This fund is a community crowd source fund that grows throughout the year from our friends at the ICLF.

Overall Rating
  • Cat Dale

    This is an extremely professional film festival with amazing communication and care of its filmmakers. I love the message that resonates throughout the program and events, and am excited to watch this festival continue to thrive.

    March 2023

    This was honestly the best Festival I have been too!! The staff was amazing! Their preparation and just well organized! This will be probably one of the top film festivals in Arizona in years to come! I cannot wait to be killing it out in LA and support this wonderful festival!!!

    March 2022
  • I had a special opportunity to take part in this beautiful festival and to meet an Amazing Supportive team with big hearts and open mind. They made me embrace myself and love my art a little more.
    Thank you for Believing in my creation.

    February 2021
  • Deonna Weatherly

    The festival was such an amazing experience!

    March 2020
  • The festival directors did a phenomenal job on putting on this event. They really emphasized on helping independent films and filmmakers get more exposure. Great work guys!

    February 2020