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Founded in 1982, The Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society is a not-for-profit cultural organization that operates the internationally acclaimed Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) and the year-round programming of the theatres at the VIFF Centre.
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.
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.
The non-profit California Film Institute celebrates and promotes film as art and education through year-round programming at the non-profit independent CHRISTOPHER B. SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER, presentation of the acclaimed MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL and DOCLANDS Documentary Film Festival, and cultivation of the next generation of filmmakers and a through audiences through CFI EDUCATION programs.
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.
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 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.
The Montauk Film Festival, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation established to be an important voice for environmental progress, ocean sustainability. and humanity by raising awareness about the subtle issues surrounding and relating to the environment and cultural issues we all face. We select films that highlight these themes through films about athleticism, community, humanity, and sustainability.
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Established in 1997, NYICFF’s mission is rooted in the belief of film as a path for young people to understand themselves and others. All programs are designed to celebrate the beauty and power of film, spark the inherent capacity of children to connect with complex, nuanced art, and encourage the creation of intelligent films that represent and celebrate unique, diverse, and historically excluded voices.
TDBC presents year-round programs: Translations: Seattle TransFilm Festival, Reel Queer Youth, new monthly programming (Queer Story Month), and Seattle Queer Film Festival.
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We produce the nationally recognized Sidewalk Film Festival, the SHOUT LGBTQ Film Festival; organize a wide variety of educational programs for filmmakers and hold other events that create interest in and enthusiasm for independent film. To expand on this work and better serve our mission we have opened the Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema, a two-screen independent movie theater in the heart of Birmingham’s historic theatre district.
Presenting a multicultural festival incorporating the power of cinema and performing arts to raise funds for pediatric cancer research at Atrium Health Levine Children’s.
Joedance Film Festival raises funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research at Atrium Health Levine Children’s through the annual film festival featuring short films produced in the United States and US Territories. We support research and clinical trials for pediatric sarcomas, blastoma, and brain tumors.
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.
Entering its 8th year, the Bentonville Film Festival is a one of a kind event that champions inclusion in all forms of media. Chaired by Academy Award® winner Geena Davis BFF is a year-long platform culminating with an annual festival in partnership with founding sponsor Walmart and presenting sponsor Coca-Cola. The 8th annual festival will take place with virtual events from June 22 – July 3, 2022 and in person events in the festival host state of Arkansas from June 22 – June 26, 2022.
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 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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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
Offshore Art & Film Festival is located in Montauk, New York. Through both cinema and art, we aim to add an important voice for environmental progress and ocean sustainability by raising awareness through environmentally focused programming. Our festival will take place July 13th – July 17th , at select locations around the town of Montauk. We are an ‘Art By Day’ and ‘Film By Night’ festival, showcasing art installations during the daylight hours, and screening independent films at sundown. Our submission process is now OPEN, whether you identify as an artist, a filmmaker or both – the time to submit is NOW.
Catalyst is where industry relationships are made. A champion of independent artists and curator of narrative stories.
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.
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.
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.
2022 Film Festival: January 13-30
The Mobile Jewish Film Festival has announced its exciting lineup of films and events for the 2022 Festival. Following a fully virtual film festival last year, we are excited to host a hybrid event, with films both in-person and online. We can’t wait to once again…SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES.
Through the transformative power of film, AVFilm brings global perspectives into our community, builds partnerships to broaden our impact, and educates, empowers and engages students of all ages.
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.
Get comfortable on your sofa or in your armchair! Our 23rd Sacramento Jewish Film Festival will be hybrid this year. We will be presenting 33 films over our 21-day festival. We are planning to have three in-person events, but these are subject to change due to possible Covid-19 restrictions.
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 Vancouver Queer Festival is a vibrant space for queer arts, culture, and community. Each year, the Festival 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 which foreground diverse identities in our communities, including narratives by, for, and about Black people, People of Colour, Indigenous people, and folks from across the spectrums of ability, gender, sexuality, and expression. The VQFF is Western Canada’s largest queer arts event the second-largest film festival in Vancouver, and a safer space for 2SLGBTQIA+ people.
We build a place where Polish and Austin creative worlds meet, inspire each other, and provide means for further cooperation and mutual support.
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.
The Blue Water Film Festival celebrates World Oceans Day, June 8th, and will screen selected films around the globe and stream virtually on the BLUE WATER platform. The festival will run from June 2nd til June 5th, 2022.
Founding Partner: Louis Levy & Wilma Probst Levy Film and Theater Arts Fund
Festival Presenting: Goldstein Leibson Cultural Arts Fund | Jewish Federation of Louisville | Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence | Louisville Metro Government
Film Presenting: Blue & Co. LLC | Cantor David Lipp’s Discretionary Fund at Congregation Adath Jeshurun | Congregation Adath Jeshurun | Eye Care Institute/Butchertown Clinical Trials | Keneseth Israel | Louisville Children’s Film Festival | Louisville Public Media | National Council of Jewish Women Louisville Section | Speed Cinema | Susan & Jeffrey Callen | The Naamani Memorial Fund for Jewish Culture | Wilma Probst Levy
Oscar: Ann & Coleman Friedman Fund
Golden Globe: Janet & Jonathan Hodes | Keiley & Sharon Caster | The Temple
Cannes: Ronald Rubin
Celebrity: Janice & Alan Glaubinger | Marsha Serdenis | Matthew & Ellana Bessen | Meryl & Frank Kasdan | Phyllis & Michael Shaikun | Rhonda & Jim Reskin | Sheila G. Lynch & Steven S. Goldstein | Susan & Robert Waterman
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.
Maysles Documentary Center (MDC) is a Harlem-based nonprofit organization committed to community, education, and documentary film. We use filmmaking to amplify and expand under-represented artists and narratives, while empowering young filmmakers in creative self-expression, communicating ideas, and advocating needs.
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.
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
Now in our 22nd 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.
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) and its Arts + Ideas program, 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—in-person and virtually—that build connections, unlock perspectives, engage the community, and uplift the human spirit. Festival tickets and more information at SeattleJFF.org. Follow the Seattle Jewish Film Festival on Facebook and Twitter @SeattleJFF, and Instagram @sjcc.arts.
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.
The Independent Picture House is opened June 24th and will be Charlotte, NC only arthouse dedicated to screening independent film. The community cinema is operated by the 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Charlotte Film Society. The film society has a rich history of screening foreign, independent, and classic films for over 40 years that would not otherwise screen in the Charlotte metro area. Our non-profit also manages the Charlotte Film Festival, Charlotte's premiere annual film festival, which just completed it's 13th edition in October 2021. We can't wait to make IPH the home of the Charlotte Film Festival in fall 2022.
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.
Cine Las Americas is a multi-cultural, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Austin Texas, offering theatrical screenings of films made by and/or about Latinos or Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Films from Spain and Portugal are also included, enhancing a truly Pan-American cinematic experience.
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 bring top international level jazz artists to Falmouth, the kind of performers you hear in New York, Boston or major jazz clubs around the world. We hold concerts in interesting places like an historic mansion, an art gallery or a renovated 125-year old library. All provide an intimate listening experience.
Get ready to feel the sand under your feet as you dance under the midnight sun at one of Canada's top summertime music and cultural festivals. Over 35 hours of programming across 6 stages, Folk On The Rocks 2022 is set to feature amazing artists from across Canada and the world.
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.
Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston) was started in 2003 to provide Boston with the type of film event it had been looking for: one that discovers emerging talent and celebrates the leading edge of cinematic story tellers. A showcase for the best films from around the world—a festival that would bring directors, actors, producers, sponsors, and attendees together in an interactive environment. There were other film festivals in Boston, but there wasn’t a mainstream independent film festival inclusive of everything that made up the film-festival experience.
The Jean Cocteau Cinema is Santa Fe’s eclectic movie house, full bar, and special events venue owned by George RR Martin. We are in the process of reopening the cinema and re-developing our website. After our successful Highgarden Hangouts events series, we are planning a series of exciting events this fall. Please follow us on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook to learn more about our upcoming plans and events!
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.
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.
Philadelphia Jewish Film and Media (PJFM) creates connection and community through Jewish cinema and digital storytelling. PJFM welcomes everyone to engage with Jewish culture and values through its educational and entertaining year-round programs.
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.
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.
In 2022, the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival® is celebrating 26 years as a unique showcase of contemporary Asian cinema and work from the Asian diaspora. Works include films and videos by 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.
20th Vancouver Latin American Film Festival
August 25 - September 4, 2022
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 festival to encourage dialogue among cultures, and explore and celebrate the art of contemporary Latin American, Latin-Canadian, and Indigenous filmmaking.
Celebrate and live the thriving Latino cultural expression and its diversity through Latino heritage film.
?We are providing a welcoming invitation for all backgrounds to gain awareness of the full spectrum of Latino culture with accessibility, diversity and inclusivity at the heart of our mission. High-quality films are selected to inspire viewers to step into a world they have yet to discover, and to encourage inclusive dialogue amongst a highly curious, diverse and growing audience.
The Yukon Film Society is a media art centre based on the traditional territories of the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council and the Kwanlin Dün First Nation in Whitehorse. YFS supports film and media art creation with equipment and artistic development; presents cinema, exhibitions, festivals and performances; and distributes Yukon film and media art in partnership with KIAC through the streaming service: Available Light on Demand.
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.
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.
Seattle's most Fun Movie Theater
Central Cinema is a modern-day Repertory Movie House showing a wide range of Classic Films, Cult Favorites, Indie and Foreign Films for every taste. We draw on a hundred years of amazing movies that still need to be seen in a theater. There is also Stand-up Comedy, Trivia, Big-screen Video Games, Sing Alongs, and all sorts of interactive group movie-watching fun.
The Chicago Irish Film Festival, dedicated to presenting the works of Irish filmmakers since 1999. We open for Chicago audiences a window into the color and complexity of Irish life. Contemporary Irish films bring the lyrical and self-reflective richness of a long artistic tradition to bear on unique stories and pressing social issues with a gaze both critical and loving.
Our passion for supporting Irish films and filmmakers translates into a commitment to broadening our reach to audiences in the Chicago area and beyond.
Chutzpah! Festival is an annual performing arts festival committed to bringing world-renowned international dance, music, theatre, and comedy to Vancouver audiences, as well as special events, performances, and conversations throughout the year.
Our events are conducted in compliance with all health directives and best practices with your safety and comfort in mind. Contact our box office with any questions.
Welcome to the GO NOVA Independent International Film Festivals!
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.
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.
Organized by Hawai'i Contemporary, the Hawai'i Triennial is the largest periodic showcase of contemporary art in Hawaii featuring artists from Hawaii, Asia-Pacific and beyond. The multi-site contemporary art exhibition in Honolulu is complemented by public and education programming from February 18–May 8, 2022.
This is the third party ticketing site for Hawai'i Triennial 2022 events and passes*. Please sign in to Elevent to reserve your spot today! To read more about the events and programs, please visit www.hawaiicontemporary.org/ht-22
(*Note: While some presenting partner venues require admission, the All Access Pass provides unlimited free entry* to all exhibition sites for the Hawaii Triennial. With the purchase of each pass, admission fees are shared with presenting partners and Hawaii Contemporary in support of the HT22 art work displays and public education programming available at presenting partners venues.)
Hawaii Contemporary is a 501c3 non-profit arts organization in Honolulu. Please consider a donation to support our work today! Mahalo.
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.
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.
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 New Jersey Jewish Film Festival will bring the best of Jewish filmmaking directly into your home! We strive to offer our region a rich tapestry of Jewish film programming. Our 22nd Annual festival features high-quality, award-winning films. We invite film creatives and other speakers of interest and renown to lead our post-screening discussions.
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.
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.
The PFFA is the most extensive annual showcase of Polish cinema outside of Poland. Hailed by the New York Times as one of the best programs promoting European film in the States, called a “Chicago Success Story’ by the Chicago Tribune and ranked as the best foreign film festival in Chicago by New City Magazine, the PFFA remains one of the largest and oldest film events in the Midwest.
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 Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) seeks to make the world a more compassionate place through the sharing of stories through cinema. 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 parties.
All films available OCTOBER 7-14. 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.
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.”
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.
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.
The Blood in the Snow Film Festival is a unique and imaginative showcase of contemporary Canadian horror, genre, and underground cinema, that exists to challenge social boundaries, explore artistic taboos, and support and exhibit independent Canadian genre media artists.
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.
Cinema Femme is a platform for emerging underrepresented filmmakers, which includes cis women, trans women and non-binary people. To support these filmmakers, we showcase their short films, provide education through featured interviews, and offer mentorship with seasoned filmmakers. We are vocal about the need for change onscreen and behind the lens. We believe that together we can change the industry for the better. Our short film festival is an extension of our mission, and the people in film we feature (cinemafemme.com).
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.
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.
The Fairhope Film Festival is a film lover’s film festival held each year on the second weekend in November, offering participants the opportunity to see world-class award winning films in a unique, picturesque location over a four-day period. The focus is on national and international film festival competition finalists of the past year: the “best of the best” in cinema arts. Notable foreign and feature films, documentaries and shorts—many that never made it to the big box theaters or were only there briefly–will be selected for appreciative audiences. Although the festival will pull out all the stops, Southern-style, to host opening and closing events and parties, the emphasis will be on the art of filmmaking and the experience of seeing exceptional films. Directors, actors and screenwriters will participate in the screenings both in person and via live electronic transmission.
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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 Global Tourism Film Festival (GTFF) is a global competition dedicated to the recognition of excellence in all audiovisual content related to tourism promotion and destination branding. Its mission is to advance the competitiveness of destinations, tourism products, and services by stimulating creativity and innovation, honoring the best tourism film projects, and giving tourism films greater national and international visibility on this Virtual Film Festival held in October 2021.
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.
Hell’s Half Mile Events is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and expanding the art of independent film, music, and entertainment. We strive to exceed expectations, while inspiring our community to participate in the arts.
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.
Since its founding sixteen 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.
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 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.
The only people who have had the chance to view our planet from space have undergone a profound personal transformation called the “overview effect.” Experience for yourself at the first annual Overview Effect Film Festival March 11-13., 2022.
The Overview Effect Film Festival (OEFF) is a unique opportunity to experience the Overview Effect through the art of films, media experiences, and a host of mind-expanding events, including panels, Q&As, workshops, conversations, and more. Each day, award-winning filmmakers, emerging film and media artists, and young people from across the globe will share their vision of human space exploration and the impact that the Overview Effect has on space travelers, individuals, institutions, and the future of humanity on Earth and in space.
Best of all, OEFF is totally virtual, so you can watch live online and on-demand 24 hours each day from anywhere in the world.
The RiverRun International Film Festival is a regional event based in Winston-Salem, NC and is one of the premier film festivals in the southeastern United States. The 24th annual RiverRun will be held April 21 – 30, 2022.
SLEEPY HOLLOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (SHIFF) returns to historic Sleepy Hollow, NY, this Oct 15-17, 2021 with an online selection of exciting genre feature and short films via Filmocracy! We present these works in the great creative tradition of Washington Irving's classic tale and the town itself -- Sleepy Hollow, the cradle of the American Supernatural!
Visit us at www.SleepyHollowFilmFest.com
Tasveer has grown to be one of the leading platforms in South Asian arts, to inspire social change in North America. We aspire to continue bringing fresh and creative ideas through storytelling, that bring our community together and increase South Asian representation in the mainstream media. Through the Tasveer South Asian Film Festival, Aaina/ Yoni ki Baat, Tasveer South Asian LitFest, monthly programs, and more, we continue to incorporate visual and narrative art to reflect and highlight the issues faced by our community.
The Gotham Film & Media Institute is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding, developing and celebrating the people and projects that shape the future of story.
Produced for high school students, The GRID is a three day festival celebrating creativity! The GRID provides ground-breaking opportunities to engage 7-12 graders over multiple days of discovery. Students will experience a day of live streamed student performances, engage in a series of creativity-exploring workshops, ranging from game design and illustration, animation, to music and video/film production, hear from industry professionals about their journeys, visit with a mix of organizations in the Expo, and share their own work as part of a Student Showcase that will cap the GRID festival.
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 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 film festival, both virtual and in person from January 27, 2022 through February 6, 2022. **Extended to February 8, 2022**
The Universal Film Festival was founded in 2007 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, and has evolved into an internationally touring hybrid festival which includes both a live and virtual interactive festival hosted by our festival partner Filmocracy. Each year Universal Film Festival will take place in a different city and country and include both live and virtual interactive festival options and events, in addition to a “Global Village Showcase” experience unique to each host city and country.
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.
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.
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.
Film Fest Tucson is a destination film festival, a place for filmmakers and audiences to meet, discover and experience unique and important stories told on film. The festival is for the community of Southern Arizona, as well as for visitors to the region to experience the unique environment, heritage and culture of Tucson and the surrounding area, while seeing new and important films. A unique and home-grown Tucson film festival for those passionate about movies.
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!
image+nation culture queer / not-for-profit / registered charity // mandate : to encourage and nurture LGBTQ+ culture and storytelling. Through evolving projects, image+nation culture queer explores the diversity of LGBTQ+ life and living through Queer Storytelling. Help us continue supporting and championing these stories. We can create a future for LGBTQ+ creators and audiences by making LGBTQ+ stories and storytelling accessible and shareable for all.
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.
A village - at the crossroads of art & advocacy - where storytellers, changemakers and nurturers come together to champion humanity through a maternal gaze.
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.
Native Spirit is the UK's first and only annual Independent festival promoting Native Filmmakers, Media, Artists, Indigenous languages and narrative sovereignty. Part of Native Spirit Foundation, a year-round non-profit cultural and educational organisation, founded in 2005 by Mapuche leader Freddy Trequil to promote knowledge and awareness of Indigenous cultures and longer term projects supporting Community-run education in Native Schools (Nueva Escuela).
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!
Our first festival was in 2014, was 5-days long and screened 35 films, we now produce 4 festivals, with 85 days of programming, and over 300 new and independent LGBTQ+ films from around the world.
All this success has been accomplished by an all-volunteer production team, who have embraced qFLIX’s mission as their own.
As a mission driven family of LGBTQ+ film festivals, we believe that our stories are the soul of our community and are best expressed in the arts. As such, these stories must be shared far and wide. Our stories gathered from around the world, educate, empower, entertain, and inspire a people to move further towards equality, and into a world that is not simply diverse and inclusive, but one that creates a sense of belonging for all LGBTQ+ people.
Reelworld Screen Institute was founded in 2000 by executive director Tonya Williams. The 21st Edition of Reelworld Film Festival will be Oct. 20-27th. Information on all screenings and industry panels go live Sept. 23rd at www.reelworld.ca. Also check out AccessReelworld.ca Canada's largest recruiting database and job board for Canadian Black, Indigenous, People of Colour in the screen industries.
Originally opened in 1924 to show silent movies, Rodeo Cinema now operates as a nonprofit movie theatre showcasing the best in independent film while offering guests a unique movie watching experience. Because of our 501(c)(3) status, more of every dollar you spend with us goes back to where you live, work, and watch movies to continually expand community consciousness through film.
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.
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. Toronto Food Film Fest is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and showcasing independent films about food from around the world.
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.