The Midwest Independent Film Festival is fueled by our volunteers! We're proud to be one of the premier film festivals in the Midwest as well as an ardent supporter of the Midwest filmmaking community. Your time and effort will help us stay that way!


Without a solid budget, The Midwest Independent Film Festival is going to have a very tough time continuing to support and strengthen the Midwest independent film community. With a generous donation on your part - anything from $5 to $5,000 - The Midwest Indie will keep running strong for years to come.

Your festival membership offers you tickets for a full year of First Tuesday screenings (up to a $300 value!) plus exclusive members-only advance film screenings and much more!

We are the only film festival in the country solely dedicated to the Midwest filmmaking community. You might have a question or two about eligibility, no problem, we'll get right back to you! Here are our FAQ, upcoming deadlines and submission links...

Join our family of festival sponsors! Our festival prides itself on showcasing emerging directors, powerful artistic visions, and provocative cinematic stories.  These exceptional films combine with an exciting social atmosphere and state-of-the-art screening venue to create one of the premier festivals in the Midwest.

Buy Indie Films

Yes, it's important to get out and see these films in theatres and at scintillating showcases like The Midwest Independent Film Festival but it's also critical that we purchase these films! Here is everything you need to buy some of the gems we've screened at the festival in the past - pick one and buy one, it'll make you feel good!

Please visit our online shop for a variety of Midwest Independent Film Festival logo merchandise including hats, t-shirts, hoodies, magnets, totes, stickers, and more, and represent your Midwest indie film pride everywhere you go!