The Indie Gathering

The Indie Gathering
5009 Storer Ave.
Cleveland, United States

Tel: 216-323-2393

Thu 9th Aug to Sun 12th Aug
Submission deadline: Tue 8th May 18

Festival Overview

Every August, filmmakers from around the world meet up for The Indie Gathering International Film Festival. The Indie Gathering is more than just a film festival - it's a place where filmmakers can gather together with the audience for one great weekend!

We are the Alternative for Independent, Underground and Experimental Film and Video. The "Indie" Gathering Film Festival exists to showcase the independent filmmaker. Our mission is to inspire and encourage film makers through a competitive showcase. Filmmakers participate in their screenings and after the films speak with audience members who seek a closer look into the creative process.

With competitions for films, scripts, film scoring, stunts/fight scenes, and acting/monologue, The Indie Gathering has a place for everyone! The weekend consists of three screening rooms, a convention/vendors room, film seminars/lectures, competitions, networking parties and more! If you are involved in, or interested in, any aspect of filmmaking, this festival is for you.

Previously voted one of the Top 25 Film Festivals by MovieMaker Magazine as the Best Fest for Networking!


Trophies, plaques, medals and certificates to attending winners, as well as various sponsored awards. Grand championship belt for Best Overall Film and Best Overall Script (if in attendance). Non-attending winners will receive e-mailed certificates after the event.


Action Animation Comedy Crime Documentary Drama Experimental Family Fantasy Foreign Language Horror Independent Music Video Musical National Romance Science Fiction Short Silent Student Thriller TV Western

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Known festival contacts Contacts
Ray Szuch
Kristina Michelle
Festival Producer


Open to the public


No restrictions, all can enter.


Films must be submitted as a playable DVD or Blu-Ray, NTSC Region 0 or Region 1 format. Scripts must be submitted as .PDF or hard copy.


Earlybird deadline of Dec. 31st, 2017 is $35.

Standard deadline of April 24th, 2018 is $40.

Late deadline of May 8th, 2018 is $45.

All submissions include one VIP pass to the festival, whether you place for an award or not. The event will be held August 9th-12th, 2018.

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