Celebrating diversity, the 5th Annual Long Beach Indie International Film, Media, and Music Festival takes place August 29-September 2, 2018 at the Cinemark at the Pike Theaters. A Five-Star-rated festival, we are looking for films, TV pilots, web series, and music videos of any theme or genre. Women and diverse directors are especially encouraged to submit.
Additionally, Long Beach Indie has a special place in our heart for:
* Spanish Language
* Horror & Suspense
* Music & Arts Documentaries
* Spirituality, Religion, and Social Justice
* Filmmakers telling the stories of women and people of color.
About Long Beach Indie:
Since its inception in 2014 the festival has screened more than 600 films from 50+ countries, drawn over 10,000 attendees, received coverage from more than 300 international media outlets, and drawn Oscar, Golden Globe, Grammy, Emmy, Directors Guild of America, ALMA, and NAACP Image Award winners and nominees as presenters. More than half of our features have gone on to gain national or international distribution.
More than just a film festival, Long Beach Indie also includes the LBI International Entertainment and Music Industry Conference. The three-day event draws top scholars and industry leaders from across the globe, equips creative professionals with the skills they need to be successful in the BUSINESS of entertainment, and exposes urban youth to careers in arts, entertainment, and digital media.
Location, Location, Location!
Long Beach Indie takes place in scenic downtown Long Beach, California at the beautiful Cinemark at the Pike Theaters (all reclining seats), the Hilton Hotel Long Beach, and a host of other high-end downtown and waterfront venues.
The Pacific Ocean is less than a five-minute walk from the theaters.
Awards & Prizes
Long Beach Indie offers "Best" awards in animated, documentary, and narrative film (shorts and features), web series, music video, television pilot, student film, and youth-directed film (under 18).
Rules & Terms
All films are viewed by the LBI programmers and a committee of film lovers, artists, scholars, and industry professionals. Each film is viewed a minimum of two times, rated, and will move to the next stage of judging based on those ratings. LBI programmers will make final decisions and notify filmmakers accordingly.
All decisions are final and feedback for individual films is not available.
All films completed after January 1, 2016 are eligible for the film competition and we do not require premiere status.
We do accept rough cuts. The final cut must be available for viewing by May 1, 2018.
All films will screen at the festival in DCP or BLU-Ray.