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For over 45 years, SIFF has been bringing people together to discover films from around the world that enrich and entertain—transporting audiences so they can gain new perspectives, inspiration and understanding.
SIFF is a nonprofit cultural organization presenting year-round cinema, learning + outreach programming and the annual Seattle International Film Festival. We are dedicated to fostering a community that is more informed, aware, and alive through the collective experience of film.
Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a year-round non-profit cultural and educational organization dedicated to fostering better communication between people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the moving image. We serve Chicago’s diverse and under-served citizenry by providing access to world-class cinema. We aim to enrich Chicago’s cultural environment by presenting film in contexts that encourage discussion and debate.
The mission of the Victoria Film Festival is to expose our community to a wide range of ideas and lifestyles through year-round presentation of film, video and new media. Through our events and presentations we aim to stimulate critical analysis and inspire individuals to recognize and utilize film as a creative tool.
The Palm Springs International Film Society produces the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) every January, and Palm Springs ShortFest in June. In addition to curating the best in international cinema, PSIFF has come to be known as the first stop on the road to the Academy Awards® and our Oscar®-qualifying ShortFest is the largest short film festival and market in North America. Our festivals and year-round programs manifest our organization's mission by nurturing and encouraging new filmmaking talent, honoring the great masters of world cinema, and expanding audience horizons.
Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences, with a vision to make Milwaukee a center for film culture. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and cultures and communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.
As the vanguard forum of international cinematic achievement in the Asia-Pacific region, Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) endeavors to recognize new and emerging talent, promote career development and original collaborations through innovative education programs, and facilitate dynamic cultural exchange through the cinema arts.
New York International Children’s Film Festival was founded in 1997 to support the creation and dissemination of thoughtful, provocative, and intelligent film for children and teens ages 3-18. The Festival experience cultivates an appreciation for the arts, encourages active, discerning viewing, and stimulates lively discussion among peers, families, and the film community.
The Napa Valley Film Festival is presented by Cinema Napa Valley, a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2009 and headquartered in Napa, California. Cinema Napa Valley’s mission is to celebrate the cinematic arts and enrich the community by presenting an annual world-class film festival and year-round education and outreach programs.
Since 1978 the Asian American International Film Festival, produced by Asian CineVision, is the nation’s first and longest running festival of its kind and the premier showcase for the best Asian independent and Asian American cinema. AAIFF is committed to film and media as a tool for social change and to the support of diversity and inclusion in independent cinema and the Asian American media arts.
With gay issues still so complex in this country, PrideArts was founded in 2010 to change lives by improving the quality of LGBT theater and film for this generation and those to come. Utilizing stories with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender characters or themes, we create powerful theatrics and films that speak for the community and are essential viewing for all audiences.
The Austin Jewish Film Festival seeks to promote cultural understanding and tolerance among the Greater Austin community, encourage artistic development, and entertain our audiences through the medium of Jewish film. The Austin Jewish Film Festival presents the best Jewish films from the U.S. and around the world to entertain and educate the Greater Austin community and provides complementary programs to enhance the cinematic experience.
The Coronado Island Film Festival (CIFF) welcomes makers and lovers of film from all over the world to the storied seaside village of Coronado, California to celebrate the magical art of visual storytelling. Coronado’s enduring love affair with Hollywood began more than a century ago at the iconic Hotel del Coronado, our festival’s Presenting Sponsor. Launched in 2016, CIFF quickly established itself as a unique, walkable, destination film festival.
The Hamptons International Film Festival was founded to celebrate Independent film—long, short, fiction and documentary—and to introduce a unique and varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to our audiences. The festival is committed to exhibiting films that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, with the hope that these programs will enlighten audiences, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers and present inspired entertainment for all.
The Power of Perspective. Come Watch with Us. The San Diego International Film Festival produced by the San Diego Film Foundation, is the region’s premier showcase for outstanding U.S. and International independent filmmaking.
Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America is the leading center for Nordic culture in the United States. It offers a wide range of programs that illuminate the culture and vitality of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Scandinavia House offerings include diverse exhibitions and film series, as well as concerts and other performances, readings, lectures, symposia, language courses, and children’s activities.
The Vancouver Queer Festival is a vibrant space for queer arts, culture, and community. It showcases dynamic and thought-provoking films from British Columbian filmmakers as well as other Canadian and international directors and storytellers.
The Festival curates films which contextualize and celebrate queer lives and experiences and prioritize foregrounding diverse identities in our communities, including narratives from trans people, queer people of colour, and Indigenous people. It is Western Canada’s largest queer arts event.
The Woods Hole Film Festival is presented by the Woods Hole Film Festival, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation established to: organize the annual Festival; form relationships and strategic alliances with other film festivals and organizations to showcase independent film; emphasize the work of emerging and New England filmmakers; showcase the work of independent filmmakers who have a relationship to Cape Cod or whose films are relevant to or enhance the quality of life on Cape Cod and to develop and foster a creative independent film community within the Festival and on Cape Cod. The Festival also works with individuals, businesses and institutions to develop and present programs and events that further its goals.
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BFFoundation, which is a 501c3, has a year-round mission and programming that champions inclusive storytelling in all media.
The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is dedicated to educating audiences and empowering talented filmmakers to tell their stories. The Festival is a five day celebration of the art of documentary film, at venues in and around the century village of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. This inspiring event draws audiences from all over Northeast Ohio, the US and the world to experience documentary films and the compelling art and culture they highlight
A village - at the crossroads of art & advocacy - where storytellers, changemakers and nurturers come together to champion women of all kinds and their allies.
Catalyst is where industry relationships are made. A champion of independent artists and curator of narrative stories.
The Freep Film Festival will showcase films that are about or relevant to Detroit, the region and Michigan in the hopes of fostering engagement and discussion about the issues and challenges we face while at the same time celebrating what makes us unique.
The Mobile Journalism Awards recognize excellence in non-fiction storytelling by featuring the films of the best mobile journalists in the world. The annual Film Festival and workshop events support Visual Editors, NFP, a Chicago-area public charity that advances visual journalism scholarship.
Through the transformative power of film, the Alexander Valley Film Society (AVFS) brings global perspectives into our community, builds partnerships to broaden our impact, and educates, empowers and engages students of all ages.
Welcome to the Hawai'i Contemporary Film Festival. Inspired by the unique histories of Hawai‘i, a gathering place for diverse peoples and ideas, Hawai‘i Contemporary connects communities from across our islands and regions united by the Pacific Ocean and beyond. As a collaborative art partner, we cultivate cultural alliances to showcase the Hawai‘i Triennial every three years and to celebrate contemporary art and ideas. The multi-site public exhibition is complemented by year-round public and education programs contributing to the local arts ecosystem, and affirming our commitment to creating an accessible gateway for contemporary art in Hawai‘i nei.
The Lighthouse International Film Festival is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to showcasing new and innovative films and fostering the next generation of filmmakers. The festival offers four days of films, panels, Q&A's, networking, surfing, and parties, and draws some of the industry's top film critics, producers, and distributors. As a 4-day cinematic experience, the festival also seeks to serve the community by presenting unique programs that inspire, engage, and challenge a diverse audience through the art of film.
Our festival is in Montauk, New York, located on the Eastern tip of Long Island. We're hosting a nighttime outdoor film festival that will highlight and inspire awareness of our environment, and sustainability through themes of athleticism, comedic & dramatic performances, and documentaries.
The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival October 13-17, 2021 presented by the Santa Fe Film Institute invests in the advancement of independent, innovative, and cutting edge cinema bringing 5 days of excellence in filmmaking to the inclusive and diverse community of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The 10th annual Surfalorus Film Festival takes place September 22-25, 2021 on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. This four-day celebration showcases the year's best surf films, supporting cinematic wonders from award winning veterans to first-time filmmakers. Surfalorus is presented by NC Aquariums and is a partnership between Cucalorus and the Dare County Arts Council. Festival venues include Jennette' Pier, Jack Brown's, and the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island. Surfalorus brings surfers and filmmakers together for four days of sharing and celebrating. Watch some of the year's coolest surf films each night and surf the best waves on the East Coast during the day. Surfalorus also takes place at the same time as the Easterns Surf Championships, so catch a few heats on the South side of Jennette's Pier, surf for a few hours on the Northside of the pier and then head upstairs for a cold beer and some great films.
Tallgrass Film Association entertains, educates and inspires audiences in the Wichita community and beyond by showcasing the best of independent films from around the world through an annual 5-day film festival, year-round special screenings and events, and our annual 36 hour filmmaking competition Take 36. We strive to preserve the cultural tradition of film as a communal adventure. Movies bring us together: they entertain, spark conversation, build community and forge new relationships.
At GIFT Fest, we believe that young artists who are challenged to create art that is deliberately gender inclusive and diverse, will learn that creating entertaining content that is a more accurate representation of our society will benefit their overall development AND make incredible art. By ensuring that young people who identify as female or nonbinary are 50% of the equation, we believe that the projects are improved. Thus, they’re “girl improved.”
In 2021, the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival® is celebrating 25 years as a unique showcase of contemporary Asian cinema and work from the Asian diaspora. Works include films and videos by East, South and Southeast Asian artists in Canada, the U.S., Asia and all over the world. As Canada’s largest Asian film festival, Reel Asian® provides a public forum for Asian media artists and their work, and fuels the growing appreciation for Asian cinema in Canada.
Showcasing the diversity of Jewish culture, heritage, and identity through film.
The Vancouver Jewish Film Festival has been an annual presence in Vancouver for the past 33 years. It is the longest running Jewish Film Festival in Canada and one of the most anticipated events in the community calendar.
Watch the festival online from March 3-13, 2022 from anywhere in British Columbia, and this year some of the films are also available across Canada.
19th Vancouver Latin American Film Festival
August 26 - September 5, 2021
The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival is a registered charitable organization that exhibits and promotes independent Latin American film and media art. Each August (in addition to a few special events throughout the year), we organize an 11-day annual festival to encourage dialogue among cultures, and explore and celebrate the art of contemporary Latin American, Latin-Canadian, and Indigenous filmmaking.
The Awareness Film Festival is organized by Heal One World, a non-profit charity serving the community surrounding West Pico blvd in Los Angeles, California. As well as serving as a fundraiser, the mission of the Awareness Film Festival is to inform and inspire audiences through a program of films on Ecological, Political, Health/Well Being and Spiritual topics. We are honored to have the opportunity to spotlight film-makers committed to making positive change throughout the world.
Founded in 2007 by Jenny Lee, the name of the Festival comes from a word spoken in the Senna dialect in Mozambique Ndinadzawapanga (pronounced Nah-jah-pang-ga) and means I Will Tell. It speaks to the power of story telling to provoke change at an individual and societal level. The Festival is now a hybrid event that runs in London, Florida and Trinidad and Tobago in person with an enhanced virtual experience available globally online. We support a range of established and emerging filmmakers and have premiered films such as Ava DuVernay’s 13th, hosted high profile talent such as Lashana Lynch (007), global icons such as Raymond Santana (Central Park 5).
imagineNATIVE is the world's largest presenter of Indigenous screen content. The organisation is recognised locally, nationally, and internationally for excellence and innovation in programming and as the global centre for Indigenous media arts. imagineNATIVE (legal entity: The Centre for Aboriginal Media) is a registered charity committed to creating a greater understanding of Indigenous peoples and cultures through the presentation of contemporary Indigenous-made media art including film, video, audio and digital media.
Inside Out is a not-for-profit registered charity that exists to challenge attitudes and change lives through the promotion, production and exhibition of film and video made by and about 2SLGBTQ+ people of all ages, races and abilities.
An arthouse cinema. A European-inspired restaurant. A neighborhood gathering place. A home for film-lovers, food-lovers and community-seekers, in Windsor Park, just northeast of downtown Indianapolis.
The Lakefront Film Fest is a celebration of independent film in the Howard County, Maryland. This event will bring the artistry and excitement that only cinema can bring.
The Nantucket Film Festival was founded in 1996 by siblings Jill and Jonathan Burkhart. The Burkharts lived on the island year-round, and knew it was the perfect place to begin a festival that combined with their love of film and community. In 1997, Mystelle Brabbée joined the team and today serves as the Executive Director. NFF continues to thrive each year by always remaining true to its mission, to promote the cultural awareness and appreciation of the art of screenwriting and storytelling. Learn more about NFF at www.nantucketfilmfestival.org
Seattle Jewish Film Festival (SJFF) is one of the largest and longest-running film festivals in the Pacific Northwest and one of the largest Jewish film festivals in the country. A cornerstone program of the Stroum Jewish Community Center (SJCC), SJFF brings people together from across Washington State—and virtually around the globe—to celebrate and showcase the vibrancy and diversity of Jewish and Israeli life through cinema. Year-round, SJFF and SJCC Arts + Ideas present film and performing arts programs that build connections, unlock perspectives, engage the community, and uplift the human spirit. Visit us at: SEATTLEJEWISHFILMFESTIVAL.ORG | Follow us: @SeattleJFF
Founded by longtime residents and movie veterans alike, the Sherman Oaks Film Festival & Film Invasion Los Angeles look to showcase the best undiscovered movies in the heart of Los Angeles.
Since its founding fifteen years ago, the Lone Star Film Festival has evolved into a premier destination for filmmakers, producers, industry professionals, and film enthusiasts, with the honor of being ranked as a “Top 50 Film Festival” by Movie Maker Magazine.
The Miami short Film Festival is dedicated to promoting the short film genre, showcasing films from 1-20 minutes long. The Festival is international in scope, bringing exposure to the world’s best independent up-and-coming filmmakers.
Welcome to the 2021 Mobile Jewish Film Festival. This year may be different, but we are excited to still bring you a 7 film lineup featuring poignant, relevent films showcasing the best of what Jewish cinema and programming has to offer. While we cannot be together this year, we hope you will enjoy our MJFF films and programs in the comfort of your own home.
The Festival's core mission is to discover and nurture independent filmmakers, many of whom are seeking world and U.S. debuts and remain overlooked and/or underappreciated by other forums. This broad and inclusive group includes filmmakers from outside the United States. The New Hope Film Festival operates by a strict code of fairness: Festival organizers do not invite films into the Festival, offer fee waivers, allow personal pitches from filmmakers, distributors and/or their agents, or sanction any other practices they consider preferential treatment. All films are treated equally in the process, which begins by submitting through Film Freeway. Furthermore, content produced by Festival organizers is never accepted at the Festival, even at special events. This highly prestigious arts organization is especially renowned for the quality of its lineup.
NewFest is New York's leading LGBTQ Film and Media organization, giving voice and visibility to all facets of the LGBTQ experience.
For a decade, we have offered NLFF to Seattle audiences as an avenue to experience Nordic cinema in all its forms. The festival gives us the opportunity to share the richness and diversity of the Nordic cultures through the lens of film.
Founded in 1998, is an arts organization dedicated to showcasing films from independent, international and student filmmakers. The 21st RiverRun International Film Festival was held April 4-14, 2019 in 5 venues throughout Winston-Salem and 1 in Greensboro. RiverRun screened 175 films from 47 countries with 18,354 attendees from across NC, the U.S., and internationally. Due to our excellence in programming, we are recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures & Sciences as an Academy Award qualifying festival in 2 categories – animated shorts and documentary shorts. In addition to our annual Festival, we have several highly regarded year-round screening programs which include the free Indie Lens Pop-Up Series in partnership with PBS North Carolina and the State Library of North Carolina; RiverRun Retro; RiverRun Arts; and our education intiative, Films With Class.
Get comfortable on your sofa or in your armchair! Because of ongoing stay-at-home restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our 22nd Sacramento Jewish Film Festival will be virtual. We intend to have at least eight films during our four-day festival, and we might expand the number of days of the festival in order to accommodate more films.
The SLO Film Festival provides a year-round destination for international independent cinema, promoting diversity, understanding, education and inclusion through engaging storytelling. Our world-class annual festival in San Luis Obispo County and events throughout the year provide a venue for international and local filmmakers, exposing an ever-expanding range of audiences to new ideas and experiences.
Our mission is to increase the awareness of women’s contributions to the film, television and interactive industries, and to provide integral services to these local industries. This includes training young and emerging filmmakers, as well as providing professional development opportunities to our more senior filmmakers, producers and creators. We aim to entertain audiences with a wide variety of engaging, thought-provoking, multi-genre films from here and from around the world, and to showcase St. John’s and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador on an international stage.
Tasveer has grown to be one of the biggest platforms in South Asian arts, to inspire social change in North America. We aspire to continue creating fresh and innovative platforms to bring the South Asian community together. Through the Tasveer South Asian Film Festival, Aaina and Yoni ki Baat, Tasveer South Asian LitFest, and more, we continue to incorporate visual and narrative art to reflect and highlight the issues, dilemmas faced by our community.
As the nation’s largest think tank dedicated exclusively to government performance, The Performance Institute works closely with government agencies to develop and implement meaningful performance measures for nearly every operational function and mission area. Through its work, the Institute has established and refined a proven methodology for measuring government performance: the Logic Model.
TDBC presents year-round programs: Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival, Reel Queer Youth, new monthly programming, and Seattle Queer Film Festival.
For more information visit our website at www.threedollarbillcinema.org
The Athena Film Festival at Barnard College in New York City, is a weekend of inspiring films that tell the extraordinary stories of fierce and fearless women leaders. Over the last ten years, the Festival has welcomed more than 35,000 people from all over the world to 200+ screenings of narratives, documentaries, and shorts that feature diverse stories of ambition, courage, and resilience.
The mission of the Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF) is to tell Asian and Asian American stories via media arts and help Asian Americans explore opportunities in cinema. We do this by showcasing the best in new Asian and Asian American cinema at our annual film festival, and through year-round screenings and special events. AAAFF is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The 27th annual Cucalorus Film Festival takes place November 10-14, 2021 in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. The non-competitive festival showcases more than 90 films from all over the world. Filmmakers, performers, activists, and community members come to celebrate the art-form and discover new work. The festival's spirited celebration is a breeding ground for young artists, new ideas, and future collaborations. Festival programs focus on social justice, dance on camera, emerging voices, southern stories, horror & the bizarre, and the finest indie films of the year. Voted 'One of the Coolest Film Festivals in the World' and '50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee,' Cucalorus creates an opportunity for intimate engagement between audience and artist through the festival’s retreat-like atmosphere, resulting in friendships that extend far beyond the festival’s 5-day celebration.
The Destiny City Film Festival is a homegrown, true-Tacoma community event, inspired by our city’s nickname – The City of Destiny – and built to showcase the best independent films from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Our mission is to use the power of vibrant cinematic storytelling to curate an engaged community audience for independent film.
Top 10 Takeover is a Detroit Free Press/Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers dining series spotlighting the 10 best new restaurants in metro Detroit. We “take over” each restaurant and work with its chef to provide a hand-selected menu highlighting the restaurant’s best dishes.
Film Festival Alliance offers resources to develop and foster collaboration between mission-driven film festivals around the world, by building bridges and strengthening our burgeoning industry. With over 115 active members who represent a diverse array of size, geographic location and fiscal support, FFA offer its members year-round professional development opportunities and valuable money-saving benefits.
The Twelfth Annual Flyway Film Festival will take place October 10-13, 2019 in Pepin, Stockholm, and Alma, Wisconsin, and Wabasha, Minnesota. Flyway Film Festival's mission is to bring the best in independent film to the Lake Pepin area of Wisconsin and Minnesota for the purposes of cultural enrichment, community-building, arts education, and to inspire the next generation of filmmakers. The festival venues are on the shores of Lake Pepin, a part of the Mississippi that widens to a 40-square-mile “lake” sixty miles downstream from the Twin Cities. The area is known for its scenic river bluffs as well as for its vibrant arts scene, gourmet dining, and sailing. The Great River Road, which runs along the Wisconsin side of Lake Pepin, was named the “Prettiest Drive in America” by the Huffington Post.
Please Note: All film discussions will be held at 7:30 pm on the date listed in the film description with the exception of our final film discussion which will be held at 8:30 pm. The Jewish Council of North Central Florida is proud to once again partner with the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Florida to offer two weeks of compelling and provocative Jewish films from around the world. The 11th Annual Gainesville Jewish Film festival will kick off on Sunday, March 7 and will run through Saturday, March 20. Tickets are $12 each. Passes are $40 for 4 films, $80 for 8 films, and $120 for all 12 screenings. For all festival inquiries, please call 352.371.3846 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. UF student tickets are FREE with valid ID. Students who wish to reserve seats, should contact the JCNCF office.
Our work focuses on bringing access to independent Black film activity in Gary, IN. It supports our mission with a goal of building a vibrant active film going community, attracting filmmakers to Gary, IN, and creating a film-going culture in Gary and the surrounding community.
The Hellenic Film Society USA is dedicated to promoting Greek cinema throughout the United States. Our mission is to share the richness of Greek films with a wider American audience, to showcase Greek movies, and to preserve the film heritage of Greece.
The Houston Greek Film Festival (HGFF) showcases new films from Greek filmmakers, producers and actors from Greece and the diaspora. Featuring both feature-length and shorts, the HGFF aims to promote Greek cinema to Houston and the whole Gulf Coast!
iHollywood Film Fest is the first film festival to award NFTs for their awards and the first film festival to award films based on energetic frequency with the I AM Awards in addition to traditional categories. International Hollywood Film Festival honors creativity and people transforming the arts and continues to be on the forefront of technology and is honored to be the only official Hollywood Film Festival internationally recognized and proud member of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the awarding organization of the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the historic Hollywood sign. A total of 54 films and panels were screened virtually and on demand from June 25-July 5, 2021. Topics and films included feature length, mini movies(short films), digital music videos, audio and photography, and included films created during the pandemic plus tribal, veterans, trans and LGBTQI. For updated programming, events scheduling and more information visit www.iHollywoodFilmFest.com
Indian Summer Festival (ISF) presents multi-arts experiences that center the exciting work of culturally diverse artists, curated through a South Asian lens. We present acclaimed and emerging international and local artists, connecting Vancouver to itself and the world. Programming across literature, music, visual arts and the performing arts, we connect rich and complex pasts with the emerging future. We strive to be loving and fierce, with an audacious curatorial punch that dismantles walls, plays with ideas and provokes necessary dialogue and debate. In doing this, we believe in the transformative power of the arts, and their ability to offer society’s most renewable resource: hope.
ISF is produced by Indian Summer Arts Society, a provincial non-profit society founded in 2011, and a federally registered charitable organization, based in Vancouver Canada.
This year, the Street comes to you! Before 2020, Indie Street was touted by filmmakers and press as one of the most engaging and intimate film festival experiences in the country. Our typical year's festival offers 5 days of film, live art exhibitions, meet and greets with filmmakers, local beers, and one-of-a-kind events. Unfortunately, 2020 has turned out to be just a bit different. With the support of our amazing sponsors, and the cooperation of some of the best independent filmmakers in the world, we are able to offer a Jersey Drive-In opening night, followed by a 6 day virtual film festival experience featuring captivating narrative, documentary, and animated films all from the comfort and safety of your own home.
KaPow IFF is usually held at Laemmle NoHo 7 in North Hollywood, California. Due to COVID restrictions and theater shutdowns, we are partnering with Filmocracy.com to provide an online viewing experience for creators and audiences!
LANGSTON is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization, established in 2016, to lead programming within the historic Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. We guide generative programs and community partnerships that center Black art, artists and audiences and honor the ongoing legacy of Seattle’s Black Central Area. Our mission is to strengthen and advance our community through Black arts and culture. Our vision is to Cultivate Black Brilliance.
The 4th annual Lumbee Film Festival takes place September 17-18, 2021 in Pembroke, NC. The festival showcases bold, original new films made by American Indians, with special interest in those from Southeastern American Indian communities and especially members of the Lumbee Tribe of NC. The Festival features a panel discussion with community organizers, filmmakers and tribe members discussing cultural extraction, cultural appropriation, and other issues faced by indigenous communities and their work within the cultural sector. 'It is beautiful see ourselves in resistance to the attempts to make us invisible. The festival helps make us visible to ourselves and to others through the arts. It is important for us to have our own representation and tell our own stories.' said Festival Director Kim Pevia. The Lumbee Film Festival is a partnership between the Lumbee Tribe of NC and the Cucalorus Film Foundation.
Founded in 2011, the Michiana Jewish Film Festival has been a growing success in the greater North Central Indiana and Southwest Michigan region. The Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley proudly brings superb, and sometimes cutting edge and controversial, Jewish-themed cinema to the greater Michiana community.
The Moving Parts Film Festival was created in 2017 by Chrysalis Pictures with a focus on featuring films with an emphasis on inclusion and diversity. Being a project of a Nonprofit 501c3 Organization Moving Parts Film Festival wants your help to see the inclusion of BIPOC, Women, LGBTQIA, & Actors with Disabilities represented in film on a continuous basis until it becomes the new normal in Media. We hope to support our filmmakers by having their films seen by an International Audience and aiding them in getting Distribution Deals with our Selected Partners. Your ticket purchase goes directly back into the production of films featuring stories from these specific underrepresented communities. Thank you and see you at the festival! www.MovingPartsFilmFestival.org www.ChrysalisPicturesProductions.com
Highlighting the new voices of independent cinema, PIFF puts French and international filmmakers with a positive message under the spotlight. Built around its independent feature and short films competitions, the Festival offers a wide look on both International and French independent production, in particular independent films broadcasting a clear, positive message with international potential.
The Peachtree Village International Film Festival is an international film, music, and tech festival featuring some of the world’s Best-In-Class indie and mainstream content.
Now in our 21st year, Planet in Focus is an environmental media arts organization with year-round programming. Our mandate is to produce cultural events that showcase engaging and artistic films that question, explore and tell stories about the world in which we live. We use film as a catalyst for public awareness, discussion and engagement on a broad range of environmental issues.
PrideFLIX; The Virtual LGBTQ+ Pride Film Festival
RIFFA's robust international program seeks to build community capacity in the cinematic arts to encourage inclusion, human connection, innovation, and self-expression through storytelling. RIFFA strongly encourages stories with a unique point of view and critical perspectives that can create positive social change and empower marginalized communities.
The NEW SHU Community Theatre at Sacred Heart University. 100 Years in the Making ... A Decade in Waiting - The Crown Jewel of Fairfield Returns
TFF celebrates excellence in the art of film, offering a lively and empowering network of resources in service to our city, the Pacific Northwest, and the independent film world. The Tacoma Film Festival is a celebration of independent film mirroring the diverse and eclectic sensibilities of Western Washington’s second largest city. Including selections from the Pacific Northwest and all over the world, TFF prides itself on showcasing the connectedness of local, national, and international film. It’s a great festival to connect with audiences, filmmakers, critics, and professionals because of the friendly, and collegial atmosphere throughout. The whole community gets behind the festival and makes it a really one-of-a-kind experience.
For 18 years the Tacoma Sister City International Film Festival committee has been passionate about providing a memorable and enriching opportunity to celebrate international friendship through “film, food and fun”. It is in this same spirit of friendship, and concern for our global and local communities that we offer our 2021 Festival via this virtual format. Each ticket is good for one viewing of the film anytime between the festival's start on April 19th, to the end of the Festival on April 25th at midnight. All films will be presented in their original language with embedded English Subtitles. All proceeds go toward the TSC Mission and Programs. Important!! Please review the technical requirements for watching the films before purchasing:https://goelevent.reamaze.com/articles/virtual-events-faq
Bringing a slice of Hollywood to Northern Virginia and DC by promoting the artistically and culturally significant arts through education and exhibition.
Third Horizon is an award-winning creative collective dedicated to developing, producing, exhibiting and distributing film and other art forms that give voice to stories of the Caribbean, its diaspora and other marginalized and underrepresented spaces in the Global South.
The Toronto Smartphone Film Festival (TSFF) is the fastest growing, innovative mobile film festival in North America. We encourage filmmakers to share their stories shot on smartphones (and tablets). Smartphones (and tablets) are considered one of the least expensive film equipment to be experimented by amateur and professional filmmakers. With innovative technology in the palm of your hands, it often requires minimum training and/or field experience to shoot, but its existence opens up a whole new way of filmmaking with limitless potential.
Urbanworld advances the inclusion and impact of diverse content creators by providing a platform that highlights storytelling from around the world and fosters a community of distinct voices.
The mission of the ACS is to build a film community in Arkansas where film lovers can watch films, share ideas, connect with each other and nurture the new and existing film talent within our state through increased exposure to filmmakers and their art.
The Bahamas International Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the local Bahamian community and international visitors with a diverse presentation of films from around the world. In addition to offering films that might not otherwise be released theatrically in the Bahamas, BIFF provides unique cultural experiences, educational programs, and forums for exploring the past, present, and future of cinema.
The Blue Water Film Festival celebrates World Oceans Day, June 8th, and will screen selected films around the globe and stream virtually on the FILMOCRACY platform. The festival will run from June 4th til July 3rd, 2021.
The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival is a premier east coast genre festival that embodies the spirit of Brooklyn. Taking place in venues throughout the borough, we showcase the best new independent films, throw parties, host events, and more.
A five-day festival featuring a diverse slate of films from around the world, including drama, comedy, documentaries, shorts, and more. We bring independent film to Central Michigan.
CineKink - the kinky film festival - recognizes and encourages the positive depiction of sexuality and kink in film and television, most visibly through our annual film festival, CineKink NYC, and a national screening tour that follows.
Welcome to the 33rd Columbia University Film Festival (CUFF)! A showcase of thesis-level work from students and recent alumni of Columbia's MFA Film Program, CUFF takes place virtually April 23-May 3, 2021. The festival includes 22 short films, an evening of staged script readings, Q&As, roundtable discussions, award ceremonies, and social events.
Conch Shell International Film Fest is an online festival that showcases the creative, bold voices of indie and student film artists of the Caribbean Diaspora and the Caribbean. It is CSIFF's goal to infuse unique, bold voices into the American film industry. To do so we create a space to bring together diverse film lovers, industry experts and artists for 3-days to dialogue, learn, share and celebrate films that inspire social change and challenge preconceptions about diverse, multicultural people.
We’re film people. We love every aspect of making movies, from the inception of a great idea to the thrill of applause after an amazing premiere. Our goal is to celebrate innovative films and filmmakers from around the world and around the corner. We invite you to join us for four days of dynamic screenings, panel discussions, special events, and nightly parties. It’s all happening November 4 – 7, 2021 in Fairfield, Connecticut, a picturesque and sophisticated community only an hour outside of New York City.
Filmocracy Fest is an innovative film and media festival, bringing together the best of traditional festival events, while integrating unique digital programs to create a memorable and productive experience.
Started in 2004 by OCA-Greater Houston, Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival (HAAPIFEST) was created to celebrate the AAPI community through edutainment, highlighting AAPI in the entertainment industry and providing a platform for them to share their artistic vision and experiences.
This fest is the brainchild of Keith Kurlander, who owned his own post house, directed around 50 alt-rock and rap videos and worked as an editor on shows such as Dancing with the Stars, Entertainment Tonight and the Howie Mandel show to name a few.
MACRO is a multiplatform media company that represents the voice and perspectives of persons of color. Launched in 2015 by CEO/Founder Charles D. King, a proud graduate of Howard University School of Law, the Company has released seven feature films and two TV shows, and garnered nine Oscar nominations and one win. With verticals extending to all aspects of media creation - from film and television development and production to individual representation, brand marketing and a venture arm — MACRO presents a new paradigm in the media landscape set to disrupt the way things have always been done.
The New York City Drone Film Festival is the world's first event exclusively dedicated to celebrating the art of drone cinematography. The festival offers an international platform for filmmakers from every corner of the globe to exhibit their work in front of industry professionals and the drone community. The 2020 film festival will be a next level all-digital event!
The Ottawa Indian Film Festival Awards (oiffa)is devoted to cultivating an audience for Indian cinema and culture in Ottawa. It will showcase Indian films, support Indian filmmakers, recognize various performers and business executives, and promote the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora.
Welcome to the Product of Culture Festival! A month-long digital experience from February 27th - March 21st featuring the Founder's Summit, the South Asian Film Festival of America (SAFFA), Art Gallery of diaspora and immigrant South Asian talent, pop up shop of South Asian-led brands, interactive pop up events, and more! For full festival line up please visit www.productofculture.com
In the summer of 2021, WebSeries Canada presents the 8th annual T.O. WebFest to support, connect, promote and celebrate independent content creators from Canada and around the world. T.O. WebFest is a multi-day festival offering engaging panels and workshops, special events, awards, public web series screenings, and more!
The Wilmington Jewish Film Festival, in association with the Wilmington United Jewish Appeal and with the support of other community groups, is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization whose mission is, through the screening of excellent films with Jewish content, to promote a deeper understanding of Jewish history and contemporary Jewish culture. We hope to inspire appreciation for the various forms of Jewish identity and to foster a warm sense of community.
Desh is Austin’s only South Asian Music festival brought to you by Agni Foundation for the Arts. Desh 2019 featured artists like Oliver Rajamani, Ali Pervez, The Nizami family and many more and was received by the community with appreciation. This year we intend to bring a similar line up of stalwarts. Desh 2020 was presented via Facebook and had a set of wonderful artists! Desh 2021 continues to keep us socially distant but we won't let it stop us! We are very excited to bring to you a one of a kind online concert series! The Agni Foundation will continue to support and feature South Asian art through an online medium.
AIFF’s mission is to develop, promote and sustain a film festival that supports new media and independent film making in Alaska and around the world while enriching cultural and entertainment opportunities for Alaskans. Our nonprofit organization continues to play a part in expanding film screening and production opportunities throughout the state.
We build a place where Polish and Austin creative worlds meet, inspire each other, and provide means for further cooperation and mutual support.
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Welcome, dear filmmakers & creatives. While most festivals are either postponing or cancelling their 2020 editions, BLASTOFF is expanding to include screenings from our truly exciting, immersive virtual village, AND, separate from the official festival run, winning filmmakers may opt to join the screening schedule and share in the profits.
The Calabasas Film Festival, a non-profit headquartered in the heart of where film lives, welcomes avid film goers, studio executives and key players in the entertainment industry to the ultimate festival experience. CFF is also dedicated to honoring the future of the industry by empowering young filmmakers with a platform for outreach through student screenings and events. All Sales are Final.
The Chicago Irish Film Festival, dedicated to presenting the works of Irish filmmakers since 1999, opens for Chicago audiences a window into the color and complexity of Irish life. From documentary and drama to horror, comedy and animation, CIFF specializes in US premieres and films that have recently screened at Sundance, Tribeca, and SXSW. And since the inception of CIFF, we have screened most of the Irish Films that have won, been nominated or short-listed for an Academy Award.
The Chilliwack Independent Film Festival (CIFF) is a three day event with screenings and mixers designed to provide opportunities for both local and international filmmakers to showcase their work and build contacts for future collaborations.
Chutzpah! Festival is an annual performing arts festival committed to bringing world-renowned international dance, music, theatre, and comedy to Vancouver audiences.
Evergreen City Ballet (ECB) offers an affordable, high-quality dance education for students seeking a rigorous pre-professional approach to improving their technique and artistry, in a safe and welcoming environment.
FILM THREAT’S AWARD THIS! MISSION: To champion a wide variety of independent films and bring greater awareness to the growing number of true indies available on so many platforms.
Created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, and presented by TD Bank in collaboration with Global News, the Halifax Black Film Festival (HBFF) celebrates African Heritage Month. This Festival is dedicated to giving unique voices in cinema the opportunity to present audiences with new ways of looking at the world.
INSIDE OUT IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT REGISTERED CHARITY THAT EXISTS TO CHALLENGE ATTITUDES AND CHANGE LIVES THROUGH THE PROMOTION, PRODUCTION AND EXHIBITION OF FILM AND VIDEO MADE BY AND ABOUT LGBTQ2S PEOPLE OF ALL AGES, RACES AND ABILITIES.
Welcome to Split/Screen, a monthly online movie series, presented by Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival and Vermont International Film Festival!
With over 5,000 acres of pristine public beaches and breathtaking diverse parkland enjoy swimming, surfing, fishing, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, biking, bird watching, observing nature, and more! This video highlights some of our outdoor activities.
New Jersey Jewish Film Festival strives to offer our region a rich tapestry of Jewish film programming. Our springtime festival features high-quality, award-winning films. We invite film creatives and other speakers of interest and renown to lead our post-screening discussions.
New West Film Society is led by a group of passionate film aficionados who want to share their love of film with the community to spark appreciation, conversation, and culture, itself. Its signature event is a 3-day September festival held annually. It has steadily grown in popularity and has evolved over the years since its inception in 2011.
August 2020 will see the return the PNW's premiere genre film event in the scenic town of North Bend, Washington, with a focus on standout vanguard programming. Best known as the original shooting location for cult-hit and recently rebirthed TWIN PEAKS, North Bend will be home of the North Bend Film Festival from October 1-4. Submissions are open until August 1 for short, feature & 360 films.
Pipeline makes theater of the imagination. Our company thrives on adventure and believes no story is worth telling without a little risk. We love our villains as much as our heroes, especially in those puzzling moments when we can’t quite tell them apart. Above all, we aim to leave you with stories that stick somewhere in your heart, your brain, or your guts.
Poland. A nation of historic complexity, difficult geopolitical placement and vibrant cultural heritage. All that sparks great passions in the hearts of Polish film makers who can’t wait to tell you their stories. For 20 years this festival has created a perfect environment for artists and audiences to share and exchange their fresh perspectives on life. For the film makers, it is an opportunity to expose new understandings and realities prevailing among Polish people to Californians. At the same time, it creates a beautiful opportunity for prolific discussions and meaningful education. It also brings a much deeper understanding of Polish culture, history and science. In the comfort of your own home, you will explore a different world brought to you in the form of feature drama films, shorts, documentaries and animations, all of which are produced with the highest standards originating from long and rich tradition of Polish Cinematography. Get inspired & entertained through contemporary Polish movies. Enjoy!
The 44th Portland International Film Festival is a program of the Portland Art Museum’s Northwest Film Center, one of the oldest and most distinguished media arts centers in the country. This festival centers on both artists and cinematic storytellers who are bold enough to interrupt the status quo, and focuses on those changing for whom, by whom, and how cinematic stories are told.
Founded by Tonya Williams in 2000, the Reelworld Film Festival (non-profit) and Reelworld Screen Institute (charity) are groundbreaking initiatives in Canada that draw attention to the lack of racially diverse and indigenous talent in mainstream media - both in front of and behind the screen.
Reelworld is the largest national platform dedicated to changing the face of the media landscape by empowering and showcasing Canadians identifying as Black, Indigenous, Asian, South Asian, Middle Eastern and Latinx in screen-based industries.
In 2020 Reelworld launched Access Reelworld - The largest national database for Canadian Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour in the Creative Industries. www.accessreelworld.ca
The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) celebrates independent films from around the world that enlighten, entertain, and inspire moviegoers through compelling visual storytelling. RIFF brings innovative films and filmmakers to the culturally vibrant community of Ridgefield, Connecticut for an annual four-day festival that includes screenings, panel discussions, special events, and nightly parties.
Theatre SKAM strives, with rigour and discipline, to effect positive social change in our community, to propel the professional careers of a wide range of artists, notably Victoria artists, and especially emerging artists, and to invigorate our community with living contemporary theatre and events that provide varied, inventive and surprising entertainment for audiences in Victoria and on tour.
The Toronto Black Film Festival is dedicated to giving unique voices in cinema the opportunity to present audiences with new ways of looking at the world. A dynamic, refreshing and audacious Festival whose ambition is to encourage the development of the independent film industry and to promote more films on the reality of Black people from around the Globe.
Reserve your seat at Toronto's only multi-day food film festival. Don't miss your chance to screen mouth-watering, thought-provoking, conversation-starting independent films about food from around the world. The 2020 festival included 29 films and virtual access to notable guests for talks and inspiring workshops. You can choose to enjoy a “screen to plate” experience by pairing your screenings with meals from curated local restaurants and vendors. Stay tuned for 2021 programming! Watch. Learn. Eat.
The annual Triad Jewish Film Festival (TJFF) presents the best and brightest cinematic moments from Israeli and Jewish cinema, and affords movie-goers the opportunity to see Jewish films that are not readily available in theaters. Our films allow patrons the opportunity to unpack the various scintillating yet often challenging themes that surface as part of the TJFF viewing experience. The high quality of the films and the Jewish themes build community — and lift the human experience in a way no other medium does. Join us for our virtual film festival from February 25, 2021 through March 14, 2021 as we explore the Global Diversity of Judaism through our great selection of films.
A one-of-kind hub for film lovers, filmmakers, and everyone curious about cinema, Vidiots is dedicated to inspiring human interaction around film through preserving, growing, and providing access to its diverse DVD, BluRay, and rare VHS collection, showcasing the work of emerging and master artists, and producing unique film events and vital education programs.
Women in Film & Television Australia (WIFT Australia) is a Not-For-Profit organisation dedicated to achieving gender equality in the Australian screen industry through research, advocacy, education and support for women and non-binary screen industry practitioners. WIFT V-FEST is committed to showcasing our diverse talent pool in the screen industry including; First Nations women, women of colour, women living with a disability, women over 50, and gender diverse people and folk from the LGBTQIA+ community.