About Long Beach Indie

The Long Beach Indie International Film Festival

Celebrating global diversity, the 4th Annual Long Beach Indie International Film Festival takes place August 30-September 3, 2017 at the Cinemark at the Pike Theaters in scenic Long Beach, California. Presented by The California Endowment, the film festival is a central part of the five-day Long Beach Indie International Film, Media and Music Festival.

Numbers and Impact

Already a FilmFreeway Top 100 reviewed festival, since 2014 Long Beach Indie has screened more than 500 films from 50+ countries, drawn over 8000 attendees, and attracted Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy, Directors Guild of America, ALMA and NAACP Image Award winners and nominees and presenters. 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 to gain US and worldwide distribution deals.

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 theater.