Southern States Indie FanFilmFest
Biloxi, Mississippi
​Ja​nuary 2 - 4, 2019

​​​​​​​​​​From Austin to Charlotte and Miami to Baton Rouge, SSIFFF is an INTERNATIONAL film festival that also celebrates the SOUTHERN STATES creative talent. We are dedicated to REAL INDIE FILMMAKERS - not the big studio spinoffs calling themselves as such. The Southern States Indie 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 Southern States: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Arkansas. Affordable subcategories are also available for Students simply by submitting at student rates.

We are excited to announce the addition of a Script Writing Contest. 
SSIFFF 2018, in conjunction with Mississippi Sound Film Productions, LLC, will present the winner of the script competition a $10,000 Film Production
Prize Package for their Short Film Script of up to 20 minutes/pages (standard script format) in length.
For details on the features and rules of this competition, please see our 'Awards' page.

SSIFFF 2018 will be held Jan. 2-4, 2019 at Biloxi's Palace Casino Resort beginning with a meet and greet on January 1st, 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.

To book one of our reserved hotel rooms at this incredible venue at our Discounted Rate  go to the link on the Red Carpet Ceremony or Nomination
pages or by phone at 1-800-PALACE-9. (Use Group Code 1275)

SSIFFF's RED CARPET AWARDS CEREMONY on Friday night 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. Tickets available through, follow the link on our 2018 Nominations page.

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

​​​​​​​​​​​"5 stars and all thumbs up! There was something
special about this festival; a sense of professionalism, comradeship and fun and something else…warmth
and light and an embracing spirit." -"
 Bob Belinoff, Director, Georgia O'Keeffe and Me (USA)

"I truly wish we were all still hangin out in Biloxi!" -
    Jeffrey Middelstadt, Director, Statring Down Fate (USA)

"Great festival great people great movies" -
   Colin Graham, Director,
   Outcaste-The House that Carol Built (No. Ireland)

"Oscars for Indies at SSIFFF...envelope opening,
   applause, walk for was great to get
   that sturdy  medallion" -
   Judith Morrow, Director
​   The Healing of Heather Garden (Canada)

"It was a great festival. Loved meeting everyone" -
   Stephen Limkin, Director, Fading Sands (Australia)

"Great group of super talented people!!!!" -
   Carlos Antonio Leon, Producer, ANN (USA/Venezuela)

"What an inspiring and amazing experience!!" -
   Saraswathi Balgam, Director, Baba (USA/India)

"Wonderful festival, great filmmakers now friends..." -
   Ann Lovering Horton, Documentarian (USA)

"Can't say enough good things about this festival,
from the quality of the work selected, to the networking
with filmmakers from all around the
world, to the informative panel discussions..."
  Stephen Riscica, Director, It Gets Better? (USA)

"...Screenings, Panels and Networking were awesome.
The Awards event was also a highlight, with a good
diversity of categories and honorees..."
​  Rosa Costanza, Director, Xing (USA)