Circle City Film Festival

Our first year was a success! With fundamental workshops, amazing films, and influential mentors traveling from LA and Atlanta, we brought a monumental experience to the city of Indianapolis…and year two will be even bigger!

Designed with indies in mind, the Circle City Film Festival emerges as a platform designed to promote diversity through the art of independent film. Our goal is to encourage filmmakers, actors, and artists to share and express our artistic abilities; and to provide these creatives with the resources, tools, and network they need to succeed in the independent realm and beyond.

On our mission to encourage the development of creative arts in and around Indianapolis, and the Midwest, the Circle City Film Festival celebrates the art of filmmaking with film screenings, informative panels, workshops, awards, and amazing networking opportunities. Created on the foundation of inclusion, CCFF strongly encourages women and people of color to submit their work.

We welcome submissions in the following categories:

Narrative Short Film
Narrative Feature Film
Animated Film
Music Video
Student Film
TV Pilot
Web Series
Screenplay – Short
Screenplay – Feature

The 2019 Circle City Film Festival Chelsey Awards will offer “Best” awards in all categories where submissions are made, in addition to:

Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Musical Score
People’s Choice Award
Rookie Award

The Circle City Film Festival will award (1) actor, the ChelseyRai Standberry Acting Scholarship in the amount of $500 to be used toward tuition for an acting class, school, or workshop of the recipient’s choice. Applicants must submit an essay (500 words minimum) on why they have a passion for acting and their overall goals as an actor. Please visit our website our to submit your essay.



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