Submit your Film

Indie Grits Festival submissions are currently closed. Save the date: we will open film submissions for IGF 2019 September 01, 2018. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when submissions open!

How to Submit

Making things super simple, we ask that you use the online submission process provided by Withoutabox or FilmFreeway. They are free services for filmmakers allowing you to make a single, master profile for your film that you can apply to hundreds of festivals across the World. The process of using Withoutabox and FilmFreeway is easy and gives you access to extended deadlines.

Submit on FilmFreeway
Submit on Withoutabox

Submission Guidelines

All submissions must have a tie to the Southeast (SC, NC, VA, GA, FL, AL, MS, TN, LA, KY, AR, TX). This requirement can be satisfied in a number of ways. If you are from or currently reside in the Southeast and play a prominent role in the filmmaking process then you are set. Additionally if your film is set in or concerns an aspect of the Southeast then you’re also set.

You MUST include a statement with your application that explains your and/or your film’s relationship to the Southeast.

Deadlines For Entry

October 5, 2018 – Earlybird Deadline
November 2, 2018 – Regular Deadline
December 3, 2018 – Late Deadline
December 17, 2018 – Extended Deadline

Why Indie Grits?

Though the scope of Indie Grits is very far-reaching, filmmakers remain our top priority. Benefits of acceptance into the Indie Grits community (other than being a part of the most exciting film festival in the Southeast) include:
• Access to private filmmaker lounge with food and drink
• Complimentary transportation to and from the airport, and help with lodging (stipends, to discounted hotel rooms, to extra beds and couches from the good people of Columbia)
• Access to the Indie Grits Travel Fund which helps supplement travel costs for accepted filmmakers
• Free access to late night parties, music, and other special programs


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