About Our Festival

We are Simply Indie Film Fest, an annual independent film festival in Edmond, Oklahoma. This is a community event and is open to the public. We hope you will come and allow the arts to inspire you!

Our Team


Marisa is the programming director for Simply Indie. She has been programming film festivals for nine years. Her passion lies in showcasing great independent films and organizing a festival that will allow fun, networking, and growth in the film industry. Marisa schedules film programs throughout the year at local events and serves as a juror for both national and international festivals.


Lynzi is the executive director of Simply Indie Film Fest in Edmond, OK. She previously served as technology chair and education outreach for Red Dirt Film Festival in Stillwater, OK for 2 seasons before starting her own fest with co-director, Marisa Carlson. She has been a juror of other film festivals both nationally and internationally. In her free time, Lynzi enjoys hanging out with her family, trying local craft beer,  listening to podcasts, and teaching her Jack Russell Henry new tricks!

Our Founders & Directors

Our Mission

Building community through film.
We believe that films change lives, one person and one film at a time. We are thrilled to share with you the beauty of independent film!

Our Vision

To become a vital part of the Edmond arts and Oklahoma film communities; to showcase thought-provoking films that open our minds to endless possibilities. 


Jen loves to travel, sing, read, and dance. She loves reading historical fiction and non-fiction books, all in her spare time. She loves to get to know people and loves being part of any group of friends. 

Jen is our volunteer coordinator and has been a part of Simply Indie since the beginning!


Levi is our resident webmaster. He started with Simply Indie in November of 2021, designing, developing, and now maintaining our website. In his spare time, he does web development, artist management, and development, and plays with his two rabbits.

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