Indy Film Fest

Indy Film Fest
125 W. South St. #1930
Indianapolis, United States

Tel: 317-560-4433

2019, Finished
Thu 2nd May to Sun 12th May

Festival Overview

The Indy Film Fest exists to celebrate the art of cinema. We are persistent in our quest for the best the industry has to offer from home and abroad. We are dedicated to fostering new talent and helping filmmakers connect with the global industry. We are also dedicated to educating and developing audiences for international and independent cinema in Indianapolis, screening the kind of innovative, visionary work that may not normally achieve distribution in this area.

The Indy Film Fest began as the three-day Indianapolis International Film Festival in March 2004. The 2016 festival screened to our largest audiences yet, featuring films from Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, Berlin and beyond. For 2017, Indy Film Fest once again plans to present one of the finest festival-going experiences in the region.


In addition to our Grand Jury Prize for best feature of the festival, we offer juried cash awards for best short and feature in these three categories: American Spectrum, World Cinema, and Documentary. We also have a juried prize for best Hoosier Lens short and feature to highlight films with Indiana ties.


Animation Art-house Children Comedy Documentary Drama Horror Independent National Religious Science Fiction Short Silent Student Thriller Women

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Known festival contacts Contacts
Dan Moore
Executive Director
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Open to the public


Any and all films are welcome.


Submissions are preferred to be on Vimeo, and exhibition copies can be any format supported by Quicktime Player on macOS or Blu-ray.


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