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.
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.
The Garden State Film Festival was founded to promote the art of filmmaking on all levels by showcasing a wide variety of film, video and animated works as well as provide educational programs in the creative arts to the public by industry leaders.
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 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.
At 47 years, the Nashville Film Festival is one of the oldest and largest film festivals in the U.S. It is an Academy® Award Qualifying Festival in three short film categories sending winners to the Academy for Oscars consideration. NaFF offers competitions for film, screenwriting and web content, screens over 250 films in 10 days in one location and hosts industry parties every night in the VIP Tent. The rest of the year, NaFF promotes winners to the industry for distribution and deals. NaFF has become the must-do festival for filmmakers, screenwriters and distributers.
The deadCENTER Film Festival, named for its central geographic location (in Oklahoma City, the center of the U.S.), is Oklahoma’s largest film festival and one of the “Top 20 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” and among the “Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” according to MovieMaker magazine. DCFF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, providing year round events to support its mission to promote, encourage and celebrate the independent film arts.
The Ashland Independent Film Festival (April 7-11, 2016) is a widely recognized and highly regarded film festival, screening 90-plus independently made documentaries, features, and shorts at the Varsity Theatre, the Historic Ashland Armory, and the Ashland Street Cinema each April. Praised by filmgoers for the intimate access it affords to filmmakers, and by filmmakers for the warm and intelligent reception given to the filmmakers, the Ashland Independent Film Festival was named one of the “Top 25 Coolest Festivals in the World” by MovieMaker Magazine, and holds the number one spot in the “Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker in 2015, Top Towns.”
The Oxford Film Festival celebrates the art of independent cinema from across the globe while also focusing on moviemaking and enhancing the arts in Oxford and North Mississippi.
The Colorado International Film Festival strives to set a standard for excellence in recognizing the important work of emerging talent and masters of the cinema craft around the world. Quite simply, it is our mission to discover and celebrate extraordinary films. The Colorado International Film Festival recognizes excellence in filmmaking in several categories with the prestigious Colorado Film Awards. The Awards Committee awards deserving films and screenplays in the following categories: Feature Film, Documentary Film, Short Film, Animation, Student Film, Feature Screenplay, Short Screenplay, Direction, Music Video, First-Time Director, Cinematography, Experimental Films, Editing, Acting and a Screenplay Competition.
The Victoria Film Festival has been Vancouver Island’s longest running and largest film festival since 1995. During the 10 day Festival, the festival screens over 100 films from around the world. In past years, many esteemed celebrities have attended the festival, including Atom Egoyan, John Waters, Linda Blair, Beverly D’Angelo, Ken Taylor, Kris Kristofferson, Ron James, Mark McKinney and Barry Pepper.
This is where raw talent meets raw beauty. HCFF is a five-day independent film festival in the heart of the picturesque Hill Country in Fredericksburg, Texas. Created to celebrate and showcase filmmakers from Texas and around the world, the festival began in 2010. In 2013, HCFF screened more than 50 independent films, both short and feature length, as well as hosted filmmaker Q&A/interviews, discussion panels, a filmmaker’s lounge and festival parties.
The South Carolina Underground Film Festival celebrates all genres of independent film in one festival. Taking place in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina, SCUFF is truly an international film festival as we are seeking films from all over the globe. The SCUFF will be two packed days of indie films where fans and filmmakers can meet and mingle and celebrate obscure and independent film.
Established in 2006, TFF is a celebration of independent film mirroring the diverse and eclectic sensibilities of Western Washington’s second largest city. Including live action, documentary and animated short and feature films from the Pacific Northwest and all over the world, TFF prides itself on showcasing the connectedness of local, national, and international film.
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.
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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