Southern States Indie FanFilmFest
​​Biloxi, Mississippi
​Ja​nuary 2020



​​​​​​​​​​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
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.

SSIFFF 2019 will be held in January 2020 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. Our intention is for SSIFFF to be not only a film festival with
screenings and panels, but also a filmmaker's retreat with networking and socializing.

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  will be available about
60 days prior to the FanFilmFest.

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!!

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​April 2019 

Dear Filmmaker Friends....
  It is with a heavy heart that I am reaching out to let you know that for various reasons, both personal and professional, in the near future I will no longer be affiliated with either the SSIFFF or the CSIFFF. 
  I am proud, as co-founder and festival director, to have created the SSIFFF from nothing and in two short years took it to number 35 on the Top 100 Best Reviewed list of over 7000 festivals on FilmFreeway. 
  Attention to details...from the panels and the academy-award style Red Carpet Award Ceremony to the custom medallions and trophies I designed...my priority was to make the SSIFFF an enjoyable and memorable event. The true mission, however, was to promote the opportunity to network and celebrate the Indie Filmmakers and your incredible projects! And, of course, for everyone to have a blast...I know I did!
  I have truly enjoyed meeting and getting to know each of you that have been able to attend SSIFFF, and am grateful to have had this opportunity to connect with you. 
I have so many fond memories of some great times with you folks....Blessings, my friends!  📽🏆🎬


Warmest regards,
Susan Forsythe Craig
SSIFFF, Festival Director

#filmfriends #festivalfriends #greatfolks #fondmemories #funtimes #willmissyou #SSIFFF


The Southern States Indie FanFilmFest will continue with
​Mike Rechtien as director.