Introducing the Torchfire Film Festival Illuminating Independent Filmmaking in Franklin, Indiana

Introducing the Torchfire Film Festival Illuminating Independent Filmmaking in Franklin, Indiana

Torchfire Film Festival, an exciting celebration of independent cinema, is set to ignite the screens of the historic Artcraft Theatre in Franklin, Indiana in its inaugural year. Embracing the spirit of creativity and diversity in filmmaking, Torchfire Film Festival promises to be a beacon for both seasoned filmmakers and emerging talents alike.

Nestled in the heart of Franklin, Indiana, Torchfire Film Festival aims to showcase the vibrant world of independent filmmaking while highlighting narratives from our very own Hoosier State. The festival invites filmmakers from across the globe to submit their feature-length and short films for consideration, with a special emphasis on those hailing from Indiana.

“At Torchfire Film Festival, we’re passionate about celebrating the art of independent filmmaking,” said Dustin Brenton, Torchfire co-creator. “Our goal is to shine a light on both local and international talent. To provide a platform for filmmakers to share their stories and connect with audiences.”

The festival features two distinct categories exclusively for Indiana Filmmakers, offering them a unique opportunity to showcase their work on the esteemed stage of the Artcraft Theatre on October 17, 2024. Winners in these categories will not only receive recognition through digital laurels, social media postings, certificates, and an award, but also have their films showcased at the historic venue.

“By focusing on independent filmmakers, we hope to create a supportive environment where creativity thrives right here in the Hoosier State,” added J.D. Brenton, Torchfire co-creator.

Filmmakers interested in submitting their work to the Torchfire Film Festival can do so through the festival’s official website,, or via FilmFreeway, Submissions are open now, and the festival encourages filmmakers of all backgrounds to participate.

For more information about Torchfire Film Festival, including submission guidelines and event updates, please visit