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    Dec 31, 2020
  • Regular
    Apr 24, 2021
  • Late
    May 15, 2021
Early Deadline:

Dec 31, 2020

Regular Deadline:

Apr 24, 2021

Late Deadline:

May 15, 2021

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Announcements

Category winners announced

Jul 02, 2021

Overall winners announced

Aug 22, 2021

Indie Gathering International Film Festival

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the 2020 festival has been postponed to March 11-14, 2021 at the Hilton DoubleTree in Westlake, OH (Cleveland area). Our August 2021 event will still be held as planned, so there will be two Indie Gatherings held in 2021. Submissions for our 26th annual event in August 2021 are now open.

Every August, filmmakers from around the world meet up for The Indie Gathering International Film Festival. The Indie Gathering is more than just a film festival - it's a place where indie creators can gather together with the audience for one great weekend!

Our mission is to inspire and encourage writers through a competitive showcase, while presenting a great networking opportunity for everyone involved in the industry.

PRIZES

Entries must receive a score of 90 or above to qualify for award placement. Awards up to 4th place in each category, plus honorable mention. Attending winners receive trophies or plaques. Grand champion belt to best overall script. Non-attending winners receive award certificates by e-mail. Additional awards TBA.

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GENRES: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery/Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, Western

Announcements

  • Category winners announcedJul 02, 2021laurels

Rules

PLEASE READ ALL RULES BEFORE SUBMITTING!

When submitting your project, please e-mail us with your project information and genre selection at theindiegathering@gmail.com. This must be received by e-mail to ensure your submission goes into the proper judging category. Please include your project name and tracking number in the e-mail. Filmmakers, please also note if your film is a student project. Please note that we may, in our own discretion, move your project into a different genre if we feel it is a better fit for that genre. This does not happen often, but we want to ensure your project is in the right category. However, we still need your selected genre e-mailed to us. Please select only ONE.

Script Genres: Action / Comedy / Comedy-Romantic / Drama / Drama-Comedy / Drama-Crime / Drama-Romantic / Family / Fantasy / Horror / Horror-Comedy / Sci-Fi / Suspense-Thriller / TV Pilot / Web episode / Western

There are NO restrictions as to when your script was completed or where it has been released. Anyone may enter the competition. All entries must receive an average score of 90 or above in the judging process to qualify for award placement.

We do not grant submission fee waivers under any circumstance.

Please note, if your project qualifies for an award, you or a direct representative from your project must be in attendance at the festival in order to receive any physical awards. Non-attending winners will be e-mailed award certificates after the event.

All submissions - whether accepted or not - come with ONE complimentary 4-day event pass to the festival. Any additional passes may be purchased in advance or at the door.

You may withdraw your submission at any time, but there are no refunds on submissions.

FAQs

There is no restriction on when the script was written.

There is no restriction on submitting scripts that have won awards at other festivals.

You may submit your screenplay for a film that has already been produced or is in production.

Scripts must be written in English as their original language.
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Regular Deadline
(04/24/21)
  • Standard Entry $40
  • ISAConnect Entry $35
Late Deadline
(05/15/21)
  • Standard Entry $45
  • ISAConnect Entry $40

Rules

PLEASE READ ALL RULES BEFORE SUBMITTING!

When submitting your project, please e-mail us with your project information and genre selection at theindiegathering@gmail.com. This must be received by e-mail to ensure your submission goes into the proper judging category. Please include your project name and tracking number in the e-mail. Filmmakers, please also note if your film is a student project. Please note that we may, in our own discretion, move your project into a different genre if we feel it is a better fit for that genre. This does not happen often, but we want to ensure your project is in the right category. However, we still need your selected genre e-mailed to us. Please select only ONE.

Script Genres: Action / Comedy / Comedy-Romantic / Drama / Drama-Comedy / Drama-Crime / Drama-Romantic / Family / Fantasy / Horror / Horror-Comedy / Sci-Fi / Suspense-Thriller / TV Pilot / Web episode / Western

There are NO restrictions as to when your script was completed or where it has been released. Anyone may enter the competition. All entries must receive an average score of 90 or above in the judging process to qualify for award placement.

We do not grant submission fee waivers under any circumstance.

Please note, if your project qualifies for an award, you or a direct representative from your project must be in attendance at the festival in order to receive any physical awards. Non-attending winners will be e-mailed award certificates after the event.

All submissions - whether accepted or not - come with ONE complimentary 4-day event pass to the festival. Any additional passes may be purchased in advance or at the door.

You may withdraw your submission at any time, but there are no refunds on submissions.

FAQs

There is no restriction on when the script was written.

There is no restriction on submitting scripts that have won awards at other festivals.

You may submit your screenplay for a film that has already been produced or is in production.

Scripts must be written in English as their original language.

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