About Long Beach Indie

Celebrating global diversity, the 4th Annual Long Beach Indie International Film, Media, and Music Festival takes place August 30 through September 3, 2017 in scenic Long Beach, California.

Numbers and Impact

Already a FilmFreeway Top 100 reviewed festival, Long Beach Indie has screened more than 450 films from 50+ countries, drawn over 8000 attendees, received coverage from more than 300 international media outlets since its inception. Our winner in the Best Animated Short competition (The Dam Keeper) was nominated for a 2015 Academy Award.

Further highlighting the value of Long Beach Indie as a launching pad, the films Hidden Moon (Universal Pictures), The Throwaways (Third World Newsreel), Take Me to the River (Abramorama), Confessions of a Womanizer (Bosch Media), Echoes (Anchor Bay Entertainment), and Astray (Osiris Entertainment), were just a few of our features that went on to gain US and worldwide distribution deals.

More Than Just A Film Festival

A five-day entertainment experience Long Beach Indie includes the LBI International Film Festival, the LBI Film, Digital Media, and Music Conference, the LBI International Film Market, and the LBI College and Career Fair exposing urban communities to careers in arts, entertainment, and digital media.

Attesting to the draw of Long Beach Indie, recent industry presenters include; Oscar nominee Margaret Avery (The Color Purple), Emmy winners Mark Kirkland (The Simpsons), Charles Ragins (The Simpsons), and P. Frank Williams (Unsung, American Gangster), two-time DGA winner Jesus Salvador Trevino, multiple Grammy winner David Porter, Grammy winner Jeff Weber, Grammy nominee Xocoyotzin Herrera, 4-time NAACP Image Award winner Terri J. Vaughn, and YouTube icon Tay Zonday.


Location! Location! Location!

An annual Labor Day Weekend destination, Long Beach Indie takes place in scenic downtown Long Beach, California at the beautiful Cinemark at the Pike Theaters (all reclining seats), the Hilton Long Beach Hotel, and a host of other high-end downtown and waterfront venues. The Pacific Ocean is literally a five-minute walk from the theaters.