Southern States Indie ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​FanFilmFest
Biloxi, Mississippi
​Ja​nuary 2 - 5, 2018


​​​​​​​​​​​From Austin to Charlotte and Miami to Baton Rouge, SSIFFF is an INTERNATIONAL film festival that also celebrates the creative talent from ten SOUTHERN STATES. We are dedicated to REAL INDIE FILMMAKERS - not the big studio spinoffs calling themselves as such. FanFilmFest is held in Biloxi, Mississippi, a historic coastal town less than 90 minutes from New Orleans.

SSIFFF also celebrates of the diversity of Americans along our beautiful southern coast - the longstanding Spanish traditions of Texas and Florida, French Creole and Cajun cultures of the former vast Louisiana territory, and the continually evolving cultures of southern blacks and whites. The Southern States are as gloriously diverse as any region on Earth. So in addition to our general call for submissions, we are issuing a call for films with innovative, progressive and balanced stories from and concerning women, peoples of Latin, African, Asian and Middle Eastern descent, Native Americans, LGBTQ community, Seniors and Spanish Language films.


Although FILMS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM AROUND THE WORLD additional Local categories are open for submissions from the following ten Southern States: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas. Affordable subcategories are also available for Students simply by submitting at student rates.

SSIFFF 2017 will be held Jan. 2-5, 2018 at Biloxi's Palace Casino Resort, the area's only smoke-free casino. It boasts fantastic film viewing rooms, a golf course, pool, spa, numerous restaurants and bars, and close proximity to the Hard Rock and other Biloxi entertainment venues.

Book your room by phone (1-800-PALACE-9) or Online and enter Group Code 812 to book one of our reserved hotel rooms at this incredible venue at a discounted rate! (Go to our 'Contact Us' page for link to online booking.)

ALL FILMMAKERS will receive a VIP pass for FREE ADMISSION to all 3 days of screenings, the panels, and workshops - your personal guests included!

SSIFFF's RED CARPET AWARDS CEREMONY on Friday night will be hosted by Los Angeles actress and filmmaker, TIFFANY PHILLIPS, and will be a night to remember - Dinner (a four course meal served with wine), Nominee Film Clips, Photos Ops, and Awards throughout the evening. You won't want to miss it! We will also host workshops and networking opportunities throughout the week. 

We are incredibly excited to meet you and review your creative gem. We understand how precious each film is to its creators and will work with you and the growing Southern States Film Community to cultivate your craft in the coming months and years. OUR PROMISE is to diligently endeavor to empower INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS.

Let's celebrate film creativity and diversity in the Southern States and around the world!!

Southern States Indie FanFilmFest Organizers