The Massachusetts Independent Film Festival (MassIFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run by filmmakers, film writers, and film lovers. Our goal is to showcase films from around the world made by truly independent filmmakers. We want to show the best of contemporary independent filmmaking in all genres(drama, experimental, comedy, horror, slow cinema, sci fi, fantasy, animation, documentary, and more). We dedicate Q&A time and conduct video interviews for visiting filmmakers. We also help promote the selected films to find a new audience. We love the art of cinema and we welcome all to join us! Please visit our website for a glimpse into previous festivals.

Best Feature:
Best Short:
Best Doc:
Best Actor:
Best Actress:
Best Cinematography:
Best Directing:
Best Writing:
Best New England Film:
Best Feature Screenplay:
Best Short Screenplay:


Please submit a synopsis and film poster or stills. We hold the right to reject films that don't have a basic press kit after being selected.

All submissions material must have updated contact information.

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.

Only completed films may be submitted. (No rough cuts).

If your film is selected please make sure an online copy of your film is still available until the festival is over 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 & script entries.

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

If your film is selected please provide a downloadable copy. Please do not send a film size of epic proportions.

It is up to the filmmaker to keep on top of all notifications and emails sent about the festival.

Your film being a premiere is not required .

No feedback on submissions can be given.

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. MassIFF is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the festival for promotional purposes only. 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
  • This was my first yeay attended to the film festival and I loved various programs.
    Mass Indie organized a great film festival event. They get together the filmmakers in the opening night and ceremony. On every blocks of screens, they have Q & A and interviews with filmmakers.
    I really enjoyed it and get a chance to meet with other filmmakers. People are open and willing to connect. I made some great connections and learnt a lot from them. It's fantastic! Great experience!

    September 2018
  • Very nicely done. Enjoyed attending very much. Festival staff was organized, kind and thoughtful.

    September 2018
  • 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