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Interrobang Film Festival

Film is presented in concert with the Des Moines Arts Festival. The audience, whether cinema enthusiasts or curious newcomers, can experience curated screenings from films around the globe.

About the Interrobang Film Festival

The Interrobang Film Festival is a three-day IMDb-verified Festival. It is a juried show, including public showings and panel discussions. Filmmaker submissions are accepted in every category and is juried by a panel of peers. The Festival screens an average of 40 films per year.The 2023 Interrobang Film Festival will be June 23 - 25. It is held at east end of the Festival inside the (air-conditioned) Des Moines Central Library. Submissions for the 2023 festival are being accepted on Film Freeway.


December 31, 2022: Early Bird Deadline

February 12, 2023: Regular Deadline

March 12, 2023: Late Deadline

April 2, 2023: Extended AND Final Deadline

May 12, 2023: Notification Date

June 23-25, 2023: Interrobang Film Festival

Award Winners Announced at the Festival on Sunday, June 25 at 1 p.m.


For additional information, please contact Daphne at

2022 Award Winners

Best of Show

Producer's Choice

Best Feature Documentary

Student Film

Short Narrative

Short Documentary

Feature Narrative



Bitter Pill

Jimmy in Saigon



Raise Your Voice


Bed Bugs

Special thanks to the DMACC Video Production Students for
their assistance in the film jury. 

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