Upcoming Submission Deadlines

Because we're a year-round, monthly film festival, we accept submissions (feature, short, music video, pilot, web series, experimental) anytime, all year long. We will begin accepting submissions for our 2019 season on Jan. 1, 2019.

  • Feamle Filmmakers Night (screening: Spring 2019)
  • Advertising Community Shorts (screening: late Spring 2019)

All filmmakers, of any race, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion, age, physical limitations, immigration status or economic status are encouraged to submit qualifying work.

The Midwest Independent Film Festival considers all submitted work equally on a basic of both technical and artistic merits. For information about our Screening Committee scoring process, please see the FAQ below. 

How to Submit Your Film

The Midwest Independent Film Festival accepts submissions for consideration via FilmFreeway.

Submit with Film Freeway

Frequently Asked Questions

The Midwest Independent Film Festival is dedicated to Midwest films. Define “Midwest”

What exactly do you mean by "Midwest film?"

So if a Chicago filmmaker shoots a film in Wyoming, would that qualify?

What are your specifications for film submissions (length, genre, screening format)?

When will I be notified of my submission status?

I have more questions for you! What should I do?

What are you looking for in a film and what is your selection process?