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What makes INDIEDANCE different?

INDIEDANCE Film Festival is a Los Angeles county based film festival with live screenings held annually in Southern California.  We celebrate Independent Short and Feature films of all genres.


INDIEDANCE Film Festival is for working Filmmakers, by working Filmmakers. INDEDANCE Film Festival is Relentlessly Independent.


As independent filmmakers ourselves we understand how much hard work and personal sacrifice has gone into the creation of your film and have therefore developed the following Filmmaker Bill of Rights to ensure that all film submissions are treated fairly and impartially. 


What makes INDIEDANCE Film Festival different?   The INDIEDANCE Bill of Rights is our commitment to all submitting filmmakers:

The INDIEDANCE Filmmaker Bill of Rights:


I-Our programmers will view your entire film.  We will ensure that our staffing levels are sufficient at all times so that all submitted films will be given fair consideration, all films submitted will be judged fairly and in their entirety.


II-Your film will stand on its own merits as we do not collect personal information about the Filmmakers who have created it. If it’s a good film, it will be passed up for next level consideration.


III-100% of our programmed films will come from open submissions. We will not pre-fill valuable slots by running after films that have played in previous festivals and who have opened to acclaim. We will find the next great Filmmakers through our submission process and don’t need to chase anyone down in hopes of elevating our festivals reputation-this will occur naturally through a thorough screening process and does not need to be augmented by recruiting what’s just played at film fest XYZ.

IV-Our festival will not cave into sponsors who may attempt to strongly recommend one film over another as a winner of any of our categories.  Your film will be judged on its merits and nothing else.


V-Your film will not be made available online by our festival for any reason.  No small print, no disclaimer-we just won’t do it. We will view your film via the Film Freeway link and only request the download option if your film has been selected as an Official Selection for our annual Live Screenings.  

Venue & Awards

The inaugural season of INDIEDANCE film festival will be held at the Aurora theater screening room, 4412 East Village Road in Long Beach California, a fifty-seat professional venue combining crisp digital projection with outstanding sound.  















All films entering will be rated by our judges with winning entries recognized and awarded at four levels:

Best Picture (Best of the Festival Feature and Short) as well as Gold, Silver and Bronze award levels. 

Not all award winners will screen during our live screening.


In addition, we will be offering the following awards for stand-out Filmmakers during our annual live screenings in Southern California:


-Best Emerging Filmmaker Award

-Best US Filmmaker Award

-Best International Filmmaker Award

-The INDIEDANCE Impact Award

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