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.
Designated by AMPAS, BAFTA and BIFA as an award-qualifying festival, the Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market, is one of the most acclaimed short film showcases in the world. Now in its 23rd year, ShortFest will showcase more than 320 short films from over 50 countries. The concurrent Short Film Market features a library of more than 4000 short films available to film buyers, industry and press, the only Short Film Market in North America. The ShortFest Forum programs are a three-day schedule of seminars, panel discussions, roundtables and master classes staged free of charge for attending filmmakers.
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 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.
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.
A Top Ten US film festival held annually in Sarasota, FL., The Sarasota Film Festival emphasizes the best in cinema alongside exciting programs and events, with more than 180 films screened each year including features, documentaries, shorts, and kid-friendly picks.
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 50th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival continues its totally dedicated Independent Film screening format for the upcoming April 21-30, 2017 jubilee edition…! WorldFest will screen just 80-90 feature film premieres, with a total and absolute emphasis on the American and International Independent feature films and a continuing annual spotlight on award-winning short films and documentary films.
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 four-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. Each year, HCFF screens more than 90 independent films, both short and feature length, as well as hosts a screenplay competition, filmmaker Q&A, discussion panels, a VIP lounge and festival parties.
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.
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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