The Massachusetts Independent Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run by New England filmmakers Christopher Di Nunzio, Jason Miller, Nolan Yee and Skip Shea. The initial goal was to showcase films from the New England area. After our first year the festival has expanded into a worldwide event for truly independent filmmakers. The festival has screened films from all over America, Australia, Iran, Italy, Japan and many other countries. We have also stayed true to our roots by offering screenings devoted to New England filmmakers. Plus we are always on the lookout for larger independents with Hollywood connections that retain their independent spirit. Films featuring Denis O' Hare, Jonathan Groff, Dean Stockwell, Bruce Greenwood and Illeana Douglas have been presented at the festival. Films from veteran directors like Susan Seidelman, actor James Franco and previous Sundance Selections were showcased in our festival. We always continue to promote the selected films long after the festival has ended with news postings, interviews with filmmakers, and anything that helps the film find a new audience. Please visit our youtube page at for a glimpse into previous festivals.

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Please submit a synopsis and film poster or stills.

Entries must be postmarked by the appropriate tiered deadline to be considered for the festival.

We are going green please only submit an online copy. Vimeo , YouTube, or FilmFreeway. Send password if needed.

Foreign language films must be made available with English subtitles or dubbed.

If your film is selected please make sure an online copy of your film is still available for the jury.

No fee waivers will be given. MassIFF runs by money we get from submissions.
There is a non-refundable processing fee for all film entries.

Filmmakers attending the festival are responsible for travel, lodging, and all other expenses.

All submissions material must be clearly marked with the title of the film and contact information.

Terms and Conditions

By submitting your film for consideration to the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival, you are telling us that you have full authority to do so, that the film is cleared for potential festival exhibition, and that you accept full legal responsibility.
Mass Indie Film Fest is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.
You shall also indemnify and hold harmless the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving the copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening films entered.

Overall Rating
  • Felipe Jorge

    A great film festival in a great location.

    September 2017
  • Marius Conrotto

    Well done for the organization staff! I can't attend this year, but they have a good comunication with the filmmaker. Looks fantastic and I hope to go there someday.

    September 2017
  • Chris Esper

    Great communication. You can see how much they care about the films and filmmakers.

    September 2017
  • Brendan Boogie

    I've been lucky enough to screen two years in a row and had a great time both years. High quality while still remaining small and intimate. The festival staff love films and filmmakers. Really good festival put on by really good human beings.

    September 2016
  • Bob Celli

    This festival was wonderful. They care about the indie filmmaker and really make you feel appreciated. With so many festivals to choose from, this one is totally worth your time. Great venue, great networking opportunities, great people.

    September 2016