February 21-25 of 2023 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 thrilled to announce a new location has been added to our 2023 festival, we are excited to be collaborating with the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library to host our Saturday night Grand Finale and Awards Ceremony in the majestic courtyard in front of the castle tower, right in the heart of downtown Phoenix February 25th, 2023

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 2020. Your film must still hold a theatrical World Premiere Status as well as a Digital World Premiere Status. 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. 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 Roosevelt Row CDC.

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  • MARC SANCHEZ

    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
  • This is an amazing film festival. These guys did an incredible job with their social media outreach and engagement!

    February 2020