Indie Boots brings independent film, theatre, and music to audiences through annual festivals, special events and curated programs.
We show independent films that are a little unruly, films with different perspectives on whose stories are worth telling, what's funny, and how the world works. We show films that are micro-budget, or queer, or about activists, or women, or people of color, or deal with class, or disability, or the environment, or gender, or living outside the mainstream, or, well, you get the idea.
And a lot of the films are funny, too!
- Congratulations to Indie Boots Film Festival 2013 Audience Award Winner ZACK and Audience Award Honorable Mentions A FABLE ABOUT BEAUTY and NUDIST BEACH!
- We are excited to announce the 2013 Official Selections!
- Tickets are now available HERE or at the Landmark's Century Centre Cinema box office!
- The date is set for Indie Boots Film Festival 2013! Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 9th at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema!
- The late submission deadline for the 2013 festival is March 1st! Submit your indie film today!
- The regular submission deadline for the 2013 festival is February 1st! Submit your indie film today!
- We are thrilled to announce our 2013 logo contest winner, Scott Paro! Check out the new logo on our website and facebook!
- The films selected for Queer Shorts at Reel Love for Reel Love Film Festival in Madison, WI are announced!
- We are excited to guest curate a short film program for Reel Love Film Festival in Madison, WI! More info coming soon!
- The films in the Queer Shorts Film Program we guest curated for Gay Film Weekend 2012 in Chicago are announced!
- We are excited to announce our Logo Contest! Submit your artwork!
- 2013 call for entries now open! Submit your film today!
- Congratulations to 2012 Audience Award Winner HALF and 2012 Audience Award Honorable Mentions FLUID and STORYWOODS!
- First 100 people in the theatre receive a $5 Native Foods Cafe gift card for the after-party!
- The full list of films for the 2012 Festival announced!
- $10 tickets are now available at the Landmark Website and box office!
- 2012 Highlights Announced!
- After-party location announced! Join us at Native Foods Cafe (1023 W Belmont, Chicago) for the audience award presentation and socializing with filmmakers, festival organizers, and fellow audience members! Plus, Native Foods Cafe will keep their kitchen open late, so the full menu of delicious food and drinks will be available!
- Screening location announced! The film program and filmmaker Q&A take place at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema (2828 N Clark, Chicago) on Thursday, May 10th at 7:30pm!
- Indie Boots Film Festival is now on Facebook and Twitter!
- It's official! An Audience Award will be presented at Indie Boots 2012!
- The Call for Entries for Indie Boots 2012 is posted on our Submissions page!
- The first annual Indie Boots Film Festival takes place in Chicago in May 2012!