PollyGrind proudly considers any and all independently produced works - especially those that are off-kilter, innovative, edgy, sexy, or cool. It has seen more than 80 of its official selections in its first four years land distribution deals with Lionsgate, Troma Entertainment, Sundance, Showtime, and IFC Midnight. More than a festival, PollyGrind is a year-round community that prompts animated dialogue between great talents while championing the films it discovers.
In 2012, MovieMaker Magazine, named PollyGrind to its list of "25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee," recognizing this one-of-a-kind event for its dedication to diversity, dynamism, and fun. Arrowinthehead concurs, praising PollyGrind's "B-movie jamboree of awesomeness" as the festival champions cult favorites including Slime City Massacre, The Bunny Game, and Dead Hooker in a Trunk. PollyGrind is also a member of Film Exchange, a multi-market screening network comprised of regional U.S. and International film festivals. Select winners at PollyGrind advance to screen at the RxSM Self-Medicated Film Expo (RxSM), which takes place in Austin, Texas each year.