Independent Film Festival Ypsilanti (iFFY) is an annual event that draws and develops diverse audiences for mind-expanding, independently-made movies in downtown Ypsilanti, MI.

IFFY will provide two cash awards for audience-selected "Best Michigan Made" film and juror-selected "Best Michigan Made" film, plus honorable mention awards.

Seeking filmmakers based in Michigan or films made in Michigan. Please Note: films that are not strongly tied to Michigan will not be considered.

Submissions must be accompanied by the applicable submission fee PER ENTRY and a completed online entry form. All films must be in English or have English subtitles at the time submitted. Films that are not strongly tied to Michigan will not be considered.

Films must be submitted as an online streaming video via a participating submission platform, a password-protected streaming URL.

In the event of a password change or link change after submitting, you must email the Festival at immediately with that change so we may update your record. If the Festival is not notified of the change and the link is found to be inactive or the password to be incorrect, the submission may be deemed ineligible.

Iffy screens films as digital files during the Festival and does NOT screen films on Blu-Ray, HD-CAM, or DCP.

Overall Rating
  • Andrew Howell

    A great festival! A really wonderful mixture of films and events throughout IFFY. Love having a festival as good as this one in Ypsilanti

    May 2023
  • Scott A. Galeski

    This was an event put together by wonderful people. Everyone was ready for a F2F film festival…..and thank you IFFY for being kind to our students…. This is a worthwhile festival.

    June 2022