The 17th Indy Film Fest will take place August 13 – 23, 2020

Submissions for our 2020 festival are now open on FilmFreewayFesthome, Click For Festivals, and Film Festival Life.  Keep up to date on our submissions by joining our filmmaker email list.

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Thank you for your interest in submitting your film to the Indy Film Fest! The mission of the the Indy Film Fest is to create a shared experience around film by presenting movies that entertain, challenge and expand perspectives in Indianapolis and beyond. We accept shorts and features, narratives and documentaries, both from around the world and around the corner. Each year we award nine juried prizes including special recognition for films with Indiana ties, plus our coveted audience awards.

Accepted filmmakers get submission waivers for all future editions of the Indy Film Fest, and filmmakers traveling to Indianapolis receive hotel accommodations (subject to availability).  Accepted filmmakers will receive an Industry Pass to attend the next three Indy Film Fests! New this year: Films with especially strong Indiana ties can submit for only $5!

If you are an alumni filmmaker of the Indy Film Fest or Indianapolis International Film Festival, please contact us at for your waiver code!

Since submission of a film constitutes acceptance of the Entry Rules & Regulations (by filmmakers and their agents), please review the rules and regulations on the submission platform carefully.