IndieFest Announces Call For Entries
By IndieFest
Jan 28, 2004, 10:59

Indiefest, Film Festival & Market, is pleased to announce their 2004 call for entries. Indiefest celebrates the "vision without compromise" attitude and spirit of the independent filmmaker. Indiefest is a film festival incorporating a competitive showcase of the best independent films and videos, a well-known screenwriting competition, a film and script market and a ten-day party. Indiefest brings the world's film community to the beautiful city of Chicago. This year's festival is scheduled to take place from July 30th to August 8th, 2004.

With the overwhelming success of Indiefest 2003, the 2004 festival is projected to place Indiefest among the rankings of the major film festivals. Indiefest 2003 sponsors included: 94.7ZONE radio (an ABC station currently ranked the #1 alternative/rock station in Chicago), W Hotels, Village Entertainment, The Illinois Film Office, Chicago Community Cinema, Cyclone Productions, Ticketweb, Atom Groom Design Studio, etc. Nearly 7,000 attendees viewed some of the best independent films from the US and 10 other countries.

Filmmakers and writers whose works are presented at Indiefest will receive passes to all Indiefest events, including all film screenings, and booth space at the film and script market. The festival market, where filmmakers and writers will be able to market their projects to film and talent executives, will also open space to a limited number of individuals regardless of their status in Indiefest.

Indiefest is eager to showcase emerging talent, therefore there are no strict eligibility requirements. There is one major requirement: films financed or produced by major studios or their affiliates are not eligible. Films and videos of all lengths and genres will be accepted. Screenplays, scripts, novels, and short stories will be accepted into the writing competition, which is presented by the renowned Screenwriter's Project.

The deadlines for entry are as follows: Early Deadline - March 1, 2004, Regular Deadline - May 1, 2004, and Late Deadline - June 1, 2004. Potential applicants may obtain additional information and application forms by visiting or send a SASE to Indiefest, PO Box 148849, Chicago, IL 60614-8849.

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