Declare your Indie-pendence (and compete to win $500) by entering your short to IndieBOOM starting July 8!
Calling all creators: IndieBOOM Festival opens its call for entries Monday, July 8. Films, videos and series of 40 minutes or less will be curated by a team of industry professionals for inclusion in the 3rd annual edition, which streams free worldwide — online and on Roku — from December 20, 2019 to January 5, 2020. All genres are welcome: Comedy, Drama, Docs, Horror, Sci Fi, Experimental and even unexpected categories like Dance, Musical, Lip Sync and Fan Films (think Superheroes, Star Wars, Harry Potter and more.)
IndieBOOM lets filmmakers engage their social media skills to get eyes on their work. Every video view counts as a vote, and winners in each category are chosen by total time streamed. The most-watched title of the fest takes home the Fan Favorite award — and a $500 cash prize. Previous winners include Mexico’s Roy Perez Brondo (2017) and Ryan Eakins from the US (2018.) IndieBOOM is produced by the award-winning Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2020.
Filmmakers have been enthusiastic about the fest, which helps them grow their fan bases as they promote. “Thank you IndieBOOM for selecting our film, Ode To An Urn, for your 2018 Film Festival and thanks to the audience who viewed the film online and made us the winner in Best Drama category,” said US filmmaker Zak Mir. “This festival also gave us the unique opportunity to have exposure via Roku. I would definitely recommend this festival to new and young filmmakers.”
“The ability to join in from anywhere in the world is truly something IndieBOOM made their own. Beyond kind and friendly doesn't just describe the organizers but also the exhibitors, and I feel like I've made some new friends.”— Shaun Kelly (Ireland) “IndieBOOM… and the community that is growing around their festival IS what independent film needs. They are just what the doctor ordered.” — Richard Termini (Australia) “Fantastic festival. A brilliant and unique way to showcase your film, and superb communication.” — April Kelly (UK)
IndieBOOM is a Gold-level festival on the leading online submission platform FilmFreeway. Gold members will save 25% on all entries.
For more info on including deadlines, fees, categories and guidelines (and to stream the films from previous years for free) visit indieboomfest.com