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Indie Grits Festival submissions are officially open! Submit by October 5, 2018 to save $$$ on submission fees. Final deadline is December 24, 2018.

Submission Categories

Feature

This category is open to all narrative and documentary entries 30 minutes in length or longer. 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. If you wish to be considered for the Helen Hill Memorial Award, please include a statement saying so. This award is open to all female mediamakers.

Short

Open to narrative and documentary shorts under 30 minutes long. 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. If you wish to be considered for the Helen Hill Memorial Award, please include a statement saying so. This award is open to all female mediamakers.

Experimental

For all experimental films – however you define that. 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. If you wish to be considered for the Helen Hill Memorial Award, please include a statement saying so. This award is open to all female mediamakers.

Animation

This category is open to all animated films. 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. If you wish to be considered for the Helen Hill Memorial Award, please include a statement saying so. This award is open to all female mediamakers.

Student

This category is open to all films by student filmmakers (in undergraduate, technical, or professional degree programs) that are 30 minutes or less in length. 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. If you wish to be considered for the Helen Hill Memorial Award, please include a statement saying so. This award is open to all female mediamakers.

Music Video

This category is open to all films that are 30 minutes or less in length. 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. If you wish to be considered for the Helen Hill Memorial Award, please include a statement saying so. This award is open to all female mediamakers.

New for IGF 2019! Youth Media

Open to media content under 30 minutes in length created by youth 18 and under. Media content is open to experimental, documentary, narrative or animated forms. 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. If you wish to be considered for the Helen Hill Memorial Award, please include a statement saying so. This award is open to all female mediamakers.

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.

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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

DEADLINES FOR ENTRY:
October 5, 2018 – Earlybird Deadline
November 2, 2018 – Regular Deadline
December 3, 2018 – Late Deadline
December 24, 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

Questions?

Please email us at contact@indiegrits.org