Film Festival: Indy Film Fest 1/1 Early Bird Deadline!

Dec 30, 2011

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Submissions are now open for the 2012 Indianapolis International FilmFestival(Indy Film Fest), hosted July 19 – 29 in Indiana’s capital city. Filmmakers of all genres, backgrounds and skill-levels are invited to submit their work to this highly-anticipated annual event on the Indianapolis arts scene by visiting Festival partner site Withoutabox (WAB) here:

Submissions will be accepted through March 2012, allowing the festival to consider a wide array of potential selections. Key deadlines in submitting over this time are:

Earlybird Deadline – January 1, 2012; $25 fee ($15 WAB members)

Regular Deadline – March 1, 2012; $30 fee ($20 WAB members)

Late Deadline – March 15, 2012; $40 fee ($30 WAB members)

WAB Extended Deadline – March 31, 2012; $50 fee ($35 WAB members)

Feature length films in any category are eligible for the festival’s $1,000 Grand Jury prize; the 2011 Grand Jury Prize winning film was Robbie Pickering’s NATURAL SELECTION, starring Rachel Harris. Other films featured at the festival in recent years include Academy Award-winning short films THE TENANTS and GOD OF LOVE, as well as 2011 opening night film ANOTHER EARTH, a Sundance Film Festival hit which received critical acclaim throughout its theatrical run.

Films chosen for the 2012 festival will be featured in four major categories:

·         American Spectrum, celebrating the best in American cinema of all genres.

·         Hoosier Lens, featuring films with Indiana ties.

·         World Cinema, recognizing the best in international narrative works.

·         Matter of Fact, reserved for compelling documentaries from the U.S. or around the world.


Filmmakers interested in submitting their films for consideration should visit for complete rules and regulations, or contact with any questions. Or visit and search for the Indianapolis International Film Festival listing to submit today.

About the Indianapolis International Film Festival:

The Indy Film Fest seeks to create a shared experience around film by championing those movie that entertain, challenge and expand perspectives in Indianapolis and beyond. Founded in 2004, the 2010 Indy Film Fest featured 112 films from around the world, including world and local premieres. An all-volunteer organization, the festival is a non-profit establishment. For more information and submission rules and regulations, visit