7th Annual

Massachusetts Independent Film Festival

August 24, 2018 to August 26, 2018

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Massachusetts Independent Film Festival
P.O. Box 470423
Brookline MA 02447

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Short Films
Any genre under 59min are welcome.
Feature length Films
Any genre over 60min are welcome.
Short Documentary
Under 59min.
Feature Documentary
Over 60min.
Short Screenplay
Short Screenplay (under - 59pg) Any genre is welcome.
Feature Screenplays
Feature Screenplays (over - 60pg). Any genre is welcome.


As fellow filmmakers we at the MassIFF understand the importance of reaching the right audience. Our goal since starting the festival has been to give filmmakers the exposure they need to help their films find a wide and appreciative audience. We want to present a diverse group of films and filmmakers, and showcase the best in independent film.


The Massachusetts Independent Film Festival is run by New England filmmakers Christopher Di Nunzio, Jason Miller, Nolan Yee and Skip Shea with the initial goal of showcasing films from the New England area. After our first year the festival has expanded into a worldwide event for truly independent filmmakers. The festival has screened films from all over America, Australia, Iran, Italy, Japan and many other countries. We have also stayed true to our roots by offering screenings devoted to New England filmmakers. Plus we are always on the lookout for larger independents with Hollywood connections that retain their independent spirit. Films featuring Denis O' Hare, Jonathan Groff, Dean Stockwell, Bruce Greenwood and Illeana Douglas have been presented at the festival. Films from veteran directors like Susan Seidelman, actor James Franco and previous Sundance Selections were showcased in our festival. We always continue to promote the selected films long after the festival has ended with news postings, interviews with filmmakers, and anything that helps the film find a new audience. Please visit our youtube page at www.youtube.com/user/MassIndieFilmFest for a glimpse into previous festivals.


Chris DiNunzio (Festival Founder )


Please submit a synopsis and film poster or stills.

We are going green please only submit an online copy.

Foreign language films must be made available with English subtitles or dubbed.

If your film is selected please make an online copy of your film available for the jury.

No fee waivers will be given. MassIFF runs by money we get from submissions.

There is a non-refundable processing fee for all film entries.

Filmmakers attending the festival are responsible for travel, lodging, and all other expenses.

All submissions material must be clearly marked with the title of the film and contact information.


All films must be submitted by each deadline date to be in consideration.

All submissions must be paid in full with no refunds offered.

The Massachusetts Independent Film Festival is not liable for the return of any related media sent to us. Also, no films, discs, promotional material, etc, will be returned to the submitter. No exceptions.

By submitting a film you give the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival the right to present it in it's entirety, and use any related material to the film to promote the festival throughout the year.

If the film is accepted the filmmaker must provide a physical copy (DVD, Blu-ray) in the mail at least two weeks before the festival begins.

Each film represents one submission. No package submissions. Each film must be submitted by itself only.