Let's kick off 2022 with a Boom — the 5th Annual IndieBoom Film + Music Festival!
Short films in all genres and original songs will stream 100% free Jan. 1 -16 on our website, our Roku and Fire TV apps, Vimeo, and Bandcamp. Creators use social media to promote, then we give awards to the titles with the most plays in each category — including cash grand prizes for the most-streamed film and song of the festival. Our Screenplay competition awards writers valuable prizes from our industry partners InkTip, Roadmap Writers, and Virtual Pitchfest.
Please join us in congratulating our 2021/22 Official Selections!
925 Blues Lyric Video
Music Video, USA | Directed by Spring Brooks
"I recorded 925 Blues with my former coworker, Hector Espinoza, back when I worked at Tremor Video in NYC. 925 Blues is about that homesick feeling you get when you have to leave the house and go to work, especially during the cozy season. I know first-hand the challenge of trying to balance work and life. I also know the most mundane tasks can induce creativity. The 925 Blues Lyric Video was created with Powerpoint and iMovie. It was fun to experiment and get creative with office tools. There are gems everywhere."
A Blaster In The Right Hands: A Star Wars Story
Fan Film, Australia | Directed by Richard de Carvalho
On the trail of a crashed Imperial Shuttle, two bounty hunters collide over a valuable cargo, only to discover they’re not the only hired guns around. "A Blaster in The Right Hands - A Star Wars Story", is a non-profit unofficial fan-film that is not intended for commercial use produced by Lunacraft Productions. Star Wars is owned by Lucasfilm/Disney and this fan-film is not connected in any way to said companies.
All We Have
Documentary, USA | Directed by Matt Battaglia
The pandemic lockdowns have taken their toll on mom and pop shops across the country. For Schnitzel Haus in Brooklyn, NY, it’s been a year of mandated closures, reduced capacity, dwindling sales, and more regulations than ever before. The family-owned restaurant struggles to stay open amidst so many hurdles. In the Bay Ridge community where Schnitzel Haus resides, the lockdowns have brought the bustling music scene to a halt, and affected the livelihoods of people in many walks of life. All We Have is the story of a small business in a big city that has been turned upside down by the coronavirus lockdowns.
Comedy, USA| Directed by Tyler Council
“BioPetz” are cuddly, curious abominations of nature and science that need a loving home before the government shuts this whole operation down. Check it out before it’s too late!
Comedy, USA | Directed by Mike Begrowicz
Captain Gentle-Man is a vigilante sworn to confront scumbags on dating apps. The Captain’s friend vigilante, The Swimmer, comes to him with horror stories of dating experiences she has experienced. The Captain then catfishes these scum bags through texts to make them vulnerable. Then the Captain and The Swimmer confront him to purge his scumbag ways.
Music Video, USA| Directed by Wikka
Set a few months after her first visual album “Cirque,” Wikka the Clown grieves the loss of her beloved Petunia. After a year of sorrow and solitude, she discovers that her old friend, Charlie the Mime, is still alive - and needs to be saved from the clutches of the evil Ringmaster! Wikka must assemble her team of misfits to defeat him and his band of bloodthirsty villains.
Music Video, USA | Directed by Ron Longo, Craig Clement
"When I wrote “Coyote Tears”, I wanted to capture a story of a young man that breaks away from his family in anger after they were torn apart by the recent disgusting political mayhem. But there are so many reasons this can happen- conflict over life choices, life styles, religious beliefs, etc. Not all young coyotes stay with the pack…many times there is too much conflict and they must leave and start a new life on their own."
Horror/Thriller, USA | Directed by Christopher Wells
A masked psychopath terrorizes a young couple through eerie text images, then appears inside their home, forcing them to fight for their lives. This is a proof of concept and will become a feature film.
Horror/Thriller, USA | Directed by Ali Matlock
Axis Adams attempts to find consolation in an enigmatic park with the help of a mystical new friend, Harmony, as he grapples with a dark secret.
Fan Film/Animation, USA| Directed by Steven Shea
Taking place 30 years after Ghostbusters II, Ghostbusters ReAnimated follows two Columbia college students and Ghostbuster super fans, who try to change the mind of their unbelieving friend when they manage to score a jar of actual mood slime on Ebay and accidentally unleash something that hasn’t been seen in decades.
I Can Only Sabotage My Self Sabotage
Animation, Experimental Music Video, USA | Directed by Stanzii
"Self Sabotage" is one of three kaleidoscopic, cyber-chic animated films--part of a triptych that reflects love, loss, and an urgent, post-pandemic need for me: to make art after a time when it felt impossible. Featuring original music produced, mixed and mastered by David Sisko under his Aelien Eko moniker, the triptych also serves as a preview of the upcoming arrival of my sculpture work, slated for next year.
In Defense of Civil Society
Comedy, USA | Directed by Rafeh Mahmud
A (non)Muslim refugee becomes entangled in government-subsidized terrorism!
In The Blink Of An Eye: A James Bond Fan Film
Fan Film/Musical, USA | Directed by Kevin Croxton
In The Blink Of An Eye: A James Bond Fan Film is Parkview Music Club’s tribute to the James Bond Film Series. The music video feels like a classic James Bond film from beginning to end, and follows 007 and his Spy Team on a mission to stop his most notorious adversary from unleashing a villainous plan to control the world. The film has a special appearance by former 007 actor George Lazenby ( On Her Majesty's Secret Service) . The characters in the film are based on James Bond characters created by Ian Fleming.
Interlude - A Star Trek Fan Production
Fan Film, USA | Directed by Victoria Fox and Joshua Irwin
During the Four Years War between the United Federation and the Klingon Empire--twenty years before the 5-year mission of Captain Kirk -- Fleet Captain Garth and Captain Jakande are on a top secret mission. Without warning, their two star-ships are ambushed by three Klingon battle-cruisers, leaving an important Starfleet dignitary fighting for his life. Outmatched and outgunned, staring into the face of certain destruction, there is only one desperate option left for these two brave officers.
Horror/Comedy/Musical, USA | Directed by Jack Rooney
Anna’s a young cannibal who thinks she has it all figured out, but in a chance encounter, she ends up falling in love with a janitor. Forced to choose between her love of human flesh and this new romance, Anna thinks she can put eating people behind her, but a determined conspiracy theorist won't let her get away so easily.
Practically Ordinary Pilot
Comedy, Series, USA | Directed by Robert Armstrong
Roxi has just moved into a new apartment with her best friend Renzo and his friend Oliver. Being a thrill-seeker, Roxi expects an early morning celebration on her birthday. "Will she get it?" is the big question.
Rogue Seven: A Star Wars Fan Film
Fan Film, USA | Directed by James Martinez
A young thief must save Rebel fighter pilots from an Imperial armada and an overconfident bounty hunter.
Sick Day Morning Show
Comedy, USA | Directed by Alec Pinkston
S.I.C.K.D.A.Y the Morning Show Network broadcasts live 24 hours a day from 48 cities around the world. Up next, the Chicago affiliate with news, sports and weather as well as guests Animal Expert Cody Fritz, Turkish Celebrity Impersonator Ars Lan and Fashion with agents Chumley and Tilden.
Fan Film, UK | Directed by Barry Wilkinson
On a trip to Jurassic Park, a young girl leaves her phone-obsessed mother behind in order to find her favourite dinosaur - the stegosaurus.
The Best Years of Your Life
Music Video, USA
Has anyone ever told you "These are the best years of your life"? How did it make you feel? The joys and fears of youth come to life in the debut visual album by Leo Majors.
CAST: Leo Majors, James Pasier, Claire LeMonnier, Nick Matthys, Jessie Miller, Nayli Husna, Chris Tabares, Yoshiya Suenaga, Sriram Malathi, Allison Salkie, Cedar Robb, Danielle Brain, Lyle Janney, Stephen Jackiw, Nayli Husna, Juel Aaron, Ally Shinkan, Beverly Monts, Cal Hart, Emily Brown
The Federation Files
Series/Fan Film, USA | Directed by Dan Reynolds and Glen Wolfe
The Federation Files is a science fiction anthology series presenting original stories set in familiar surroundings and paying homage to some of the best science fiction franchises from the past.
Series/Comedy, USA | Directed by Meg Poveromo
An upcoming series following the drama around two local bands and their unique rivalry.
Ushering The Light
Drama, USA | Directed by Rebekah Wiggins
In the midst of a global pandemic, a husband and wife struggle to preserve their relationship after the loss of their 2 year old son.
“Shahre Adamha” by Amir Hossein Nouri
“Star Trek is Real” by Ilia “Pixi” McNeal
“The Great Costume Party” by Rob Shaps of Vanishing Lights
“Wrong” by Jeremy Nelson
B.I.A.S. written by David Angelelli
FARM CLUB written by Joe Leone
SADMAN written by James Hartmann
SHE CREATURE written by Maria and Chris Krovatin
THE SWORD IN THE SPRAWL, written by Matthew Scarpa
WINDS OF THE GREAT MOJAVE written by G. Lloyd Helm