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As our festival, you can expect to find other filmmakers, artists and enthusiastic audiences. The Iowa Independent Film Festival offers wonderful networking opportunities with other artists. We are a festival that puts the notable work of the filmmaker first and at the most importance. Your experience at the festival is vital to us, and we put a lot of time and effort into making sure artists have a wonderful experience as much our attendees. If your work is selected, we'll work hard to highlight your work and give you the best festival experience North Iowa can offer. 

The Iowa Independent Film Festival proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com.

Submissions for the 2021 festival season are now open. You can submit your film here. 

Cash Prizes Include:

Best Feature Film - $150.00

Best Short Film - $100.00

Best Animation  - $125.00

Best Student Film (Collegiate/HS) - $50.00

Best Documentary - $125.00

Best Woman Filmmaker  - $125.00

Best Local Filmmaker - $50.00

Best Iowa Made - $75.00

*Various Critic's Choice Awards are also awarded without a cash prize.*