Started in 2001, the Phoenix Film Festival has grown into Arizona’s largest film festival with attendance in 2008 surpassing 20,000. The Festival has hosted Peter Fonda, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Edward Burns, John Waters, Jane Seymour and Laurence Fishburne.
The leadership of the Phoenix Film Festival produces the IHSFF with a focus on independent competition horror and sci-fi films as well as some independent studio films. Celebrity guests from the Horror and Sci-Fi genre will also be in attendance.
Filmstock was founded to bring a voice to short filmmakers, and to put their visions on the screen. Over the years it has come to celebrate the beauty and artistic freedom found in the short film format, and the creativity that can exist therein, and has attracted a supportive community of filmmakers and audience members alike.
First launched in the summer of 2006, the Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF) has grown into an entertaining and educational year-round entity in Tampa Bay. Well-known for its annual film festival, GIFF is operated by the 501(c)(3) non-profit Tampa Film Institute and continually upholds its mission to provide year-long support for film screening, production, and education throughout the Tampa Bay region.
Founded in 1986 as the Greater Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. In 1991, we added a dba of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. Now in its 29th year, The Film Society has come a long way since its roots of being a vagabond organization to one of five Major Cultural Institutions of Broward County.
On May 19, 2014 the Amelia Island Film Festival Board of Directors approved Re-Branding to create The Rendezvous Festival. Rendezvous will become the 1st Film, Music Festival, and Interactive Gaming Festival in Florida. The new festival is all about Entertainment: bringing the artists and community together for a 9 day celebration. Featuring 100+ Film Screenings from 82 Countries, 3 day gaming expo, film and music village, and a film maker pitches to potential investors, plus much more.
With over 250 annual screenings and events, Film Independent provides access to a network of like-minded artists who are driving creativity in the film industry. Film Independent’s Artist Development program offers free Labs for selected writers, directors, producers and documentary filmmakers and presents year-round networking opportunities. Project Involve is Film Independent’s signature program dedicated to fostering the careers of talented filmmakers from communities traditionally underrepresented in the film industry.
The Trenton Film Society is a non-profit organization with a mission to entertain, educate and engage the diverse GreaterTrenton area through film. We bring together filmmakers, filmprofessionals, and area residents of all ages and cultural and socio-economic backgrounds to build a better understanding of filmmaking, to explore the issues and perspectives in a variety of films–from local to international–and to build an appreciation of the film arts.
Since its beginning in 2006, ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival has been Europe’s premier event for independent films and is often referred to as the Sundance of Europe. The annual festival showcases films that demonstrate quality, innovation, and creativity in both form and content. ÉCU continues even after its three-day event in Paris. Following the conclusion of the festival, ÉCU goes on a world tour called ÉCU-on-the-Road. The tour provides filmmakers an invaluable opportunity to promote and screen their films not only at the ÉCU festival in Paris, but to a larger and more diverse international audience, as well. The 10th edition of ÉCU will take place 10th, 11th, and 12th of April 2015 in Paris, France.
Now in its tenth year, BIFF is a ten-day tribute to the power of film and the excitement of independent film from around the world. Local residents and visitors from across the nation fill more than a dozen venues, ranging in size from 40 seats to 400 seats for about 140 films, and to meet more than 100 filmmakers who come from as far away as Europe, Asia and South America.
Filmmakers in all genres—features, documentaries, shorts—enjoy the Beloit setting as much as the attendees do because it promises them crowds of interested viewers filling their venues, questioning them at the films and on the street.
The New Haven International Film Festival is sponsored by the Connecticut Film Festival. CTFF is Connecticut’s umbrella organization that wants to get your film out there, seen by the world and then picked up for distribution. Each year we help many filmmakers connect with production partners and ultimately their online and theatrical distributors.
Established by filmmakers, the Collinsville Film Festival (CFF) is an annual film festival devoted to the theatrical exhibition of fiction/non-fiction cinema with a focus of support and development for independent artists.
The Green Mountain Film Festival takes place every March in the nation’s smallest capitol city, Montpelier, Vermont. GMFF is presented by Focus on Film a 30-year-old Central Vermont organization whose purpose is to provide public film showings of cultural, social and historic interest; to sponsor discussions of such films; and to provide an opportunity for independent filmmakers to exhibit their works. The ten day festival sees films from all over the world and the United States, featuring narrative features, documentaries and short films. We pride ourselves on bringing the world to our audiences in Vermont.
Take Two is New York City’s annual film festival located at the Anthology Film Archives on 2nd St & 2nd Ave showing independent films, documentaries and animations from across America, New York City’s film schools and around the world. The Manny award will go to a number of outstanding actors and filmmakers and the red carpet will be hosted by actors Andy Peeke & Lauryn Hamel. Our amazing and diverse team of film experts are ready to answer any questions and welcome submissions of all genres. Get your tickets and dress your best for April 10,11,12 !
The Big Water Film Festival, located in Ashland in Northern Wisconsin, seeks films that are “as fresh as the water of Lake Superior.” In its seven years so far (2015 will be our eighth Festival), BWFF has become known as a relaxed, fun festival where filmmakers and audience mingle during a variety-filled weekend. We screen all sorts of films: documentaries and narratives, shorts and feature length films, live action and animation, local and international, and offer prizes in several different categories. We have no subject matter or theme limitations, but instead try to showcase good films, whether from brand new filmmakers or old-timers, while providing entertaining, enlightening, or thought-provoking experiences for our audience.
Holly Shorts is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe, advancing the careers of filmmakers through screenings, networking events, and various panel and forums. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 30- minutes or less.
The Phoenix Film Society is the largest film-watching membership organization in Phoenix! Members pay an annual membership fee that is also a tax-deductible donation to the Phoenix Film Foundation. The membership helps to support the Phoenix Film Festival and other programs of the non-profit Phoenix Film Foundation.
With nine venues located within Birmingham’s historic Theatre District (featuring the newly restored Alabama Theatre, a 2,200 seat movie palace built by Paramount in 1927), spontaneity rules the schedule of Sidewalk attendees. Low-priced weekend passes provide easy access to Sidewalk venues, encouraging attendees to seek out new films and sample programming they may not otherwise see. The result is a crowd rich in diversity and united in a hunger for new film.
Prescott Film Festival has fantastic films from comedies to dramas, documentaries to thrillers, guest filmmakers, after-parties with live music, all presented on the beautiful campus of Yavapai College.
The Erie International Film Festival celebrates new trends in digital media and recognizes Transmedia Filmmakers who employ an innovative, interactive, web-based or multi-platform approach to story creation. Through open submissions, selections will be presented to the public via state-of-the-art-technology.
Independent Feature Project: Phoenix (IFP/PHX) supports and develops the growth of independent filmmaking in Arizona through comprehensive training, networking, exhibition and filmmaking opportunities. Additionally, the organization aspires to continually reach out with support for all other filmmaking-friendly organizations in Arizona and be the resource that helps connect everyone in our filmmaking community.
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