The Biggest List of Film Festivals in the US: A must-have for every Indie Filmmaker (Oct-Dec)
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AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM MARKETPLACE short films and documentaries made by African Americans FREE ARPA FOUNDATION FOR FILM MUSIC AND ART INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (AFFMA) FEE: $50 (75 min. or longer) /$35 (less than 75 min.); add $10 for late entries ATLANTA HORROR FEST horror, suspense, gore HEART OF FILM SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE FEE: $40-60 BARE BONES SCRIPT2SCREEN FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $25-$50 BENDFILM FESTIVAL FEE: $15-$80 BIG BANG FILM FESTIVAL Action, Adventure, Suspense and Asian Action Cinema FEE: $35-$120 CAMDEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $40 CHASHAMA FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $20 (flf)/$9 (shorts) CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL children's/family films for children FEE: $40 (shorts)/$80 (flf) CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL COUNTERCORT ANTI-CORPORATE FILM FESTIVAL Films relating somehow (including indirectly) to corporations and corporate power FEE: $10 (shorts), $20 (flf) EERIE HORROR FILM FESTIVAL ELEVATE FILM FESTIVAL "All Tribes Unite" FREE ELLENSBURG FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $25 (early)/$40 (regular)/$55 (late) EUREKA! INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL political films FEE: $25 (shorts)/$30 (flf) FILM COLUMBIA FESTIVAL FIRSTGLANCE: PHILADELPHIA FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL FEE: $25-$60 FLATLAND FILM FESTIVAL films/videos under 20 minutes FEE: $20 FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $40 (flf)/$30 (shorts)/$25 (students) FREAK SHOW HORROR FILM FESTIVAL horror genre FEE: $25-60 FULL MOON FEATURES FILM FESTIVAL horror FEE: $15-$40 GOTHAM CITY INTERNATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL FEE: $25-95 GREENBELT UTOPIA FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL FEE: $25 (flf 60 min.+)/$20 (30-59 min.), $15 (shorts); no fee for youth-produced films (age 12 & under) HALLOWEEN CRASH BASH FILM FEST horror, thriller and suspense shorts and features FEE: $10 THE HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL $40 (shorts)/$55 (flf) HATCHFEST student films FEE: $35-$65 HAUNTED NEWPORT HORROR FILM FESTIVAL horror, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, thriller FEE: $45 HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $35-$65; $5 discount for submissions through withoutabox.com HEARTLAND FILM FESTIVAL FEE: early - $15 (shorts)/$45 (flf)/$15 (student) regular - $20 (shorts)/$55 (flf)/$20 (student HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $50 (flf, docs)/$35 (shorts) HOME MOVIE DAY home movies FREE HOPE & DREAMS FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $40 INTERNATIONAL HORROR AND SCI-FI FILM FESTIVAL horror and sci-fi films HOT SPRINGS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL HUNGARIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL films that effectively incorporate science into a compelling narrative while maintaining credible scientific groundings FEE: $30 INTELLIGENT USE OF WATER FILM FESTIVAL water conservation "INTERCOM: INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS, FILM AND VIDEO COMPETITION " FEE:$125-$200 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CINEMA AND TECHNOLOGY new technology FEE: $35-$50 JEWISH ARTS AND FILM FESTIVAL OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY Jewish or Israeli themed films JEWISH WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL focusing on the experiences, aspirations, and accomplishments of Jewish women through the ages and throughout the world FEE: $35 KERN FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $60 LA FEMME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL LA JOLLA FILM FESTIVAL LONG ISLAND BIG FISH FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $15 (shorts)/$30 (flf) LONG ON SHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $15; $5 discount if entered via www.Withoutabox.com LINK FEE: $35 LUNAFEST FILM FESTIVAL women FEE: $20 LYM ONLINE HORRORSHOW horror shorts FEE: $15 MAINE AVANT GARDE INDEPENDENT CINEMATIC (M.A.G.I.C.) FESTIVAL Avant Garde or Experimental $25 ($35.00 for films over 1 hour) MICROCINE FEST showcase for low-budget, worthwhile, underground films $15 (30 minutes and under)/$25 (over 30 minutes)/ special entry fees apply for films under 7 minutes or multiple entries by one filmmaker (see website for details) MILAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (FILM FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DI MILANO) MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $25 ($10 discount for early entries) MOAB FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $30 (35mm)/$25 (16mm and video)/$20 (student) MOJAVE FILM FESTIVAL $40 MONTANA CINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FEE: current and contemporary issues MOUNT SHASTA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL international $35 (early)/$40 (late) NATIVE AMERICAS INTERNATIONAL FILM EXPOSITION for native filmmakers from North, Central and South America $25 (flf)/$15 (shorts)/$10 (video) NEVADA CITY FILM FESTIVAL General/Independent $25-$65 (depending on length) NEVADA FILM FESTIVAL $25-45 NEW ENGLAND FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL varies depending on length of film NEW ENGLAND SHRIEKS HORROR FILM FESTIVAL Independent Horror FREE NEW HAMPSHIRE FILM EXPO FEE: $10-25 (early)/$20-35 (late) NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $35 (U.S.)/$45 (foreign)/$55 (late entries) NEW ORLEANS MEDIA EXPERIENCE NEW YORK CITY HORROR FILM FESTIVAL $40 (flf)/$25 (shorts) NEXT REEL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL International FREE NEXTOONS: THE NICKTOONS FILM FESTIVAL animated shorts, 10 minutes in length or under only FREE NGS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL NYC HORROR FILM FESTIVAL Horror/Sci-fi/Thriller PACIFIC COAST FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $25 (early)/$35 (late) PASTE SHORTS FEST FEE: $35-55 PURPLE VIOLET FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $35 (professionals)$25 (students); no fee required for video contest entries PUTNAM COUNTY FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL FEE: $25 (short)/$35 (flf) RED BANK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL unconventional, underground, strange, films or videos FEE: $25 (shorts)/$45 (45 flf) RED RIVER ROCKOUT FESTIVAL Rock 'n Roll, monsters murder & mayhem! RED ROCK FILM FESTIVAL OF ZION CANYON FEE: $5-$50 REDEMPTIVE FILM FESTIVAL redemptive films FEE: $15-$75 REEL AFFIRMATIONS: WASHINGTON DC'S INTERNATIONAL GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL bisexual FEE: $15 (early)/$25 (late) REEL LIFE: A DISABILITY FILM FESTIVAL Disability (all forms), under 1 hour FREE RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL Horror and related genres FEE: $40 ROPEADOPE VIRTUAL FILM FESTIVAL FREE SACRAMENTO FESTIVAL OF CINEMA diversity of community FEE: $25 SALEM INDEPENDENT HORROR FILM FESTIVAL Short and Feature-length Horror Films FEE: $25 (shorts)/ $35 (flf) SAN DIEGO ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL any film directed, written by, produced by or acted by Asians or any film regarding Asian issues FEE: $10 (early deadline)/$15 (after June 1); SASE for tape return SANTA BARBARA KIDS FILM FESTIVAL films made by kids for kids SANTA CLARITA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (SCIFF) FEE: $20-$40 SAVANNAH FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL FEE: $40 (professional)/$20 (student) SCOTTSDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL & SCREENPLAY COMPETITION FEE: $40 (flf)/$30 (shorts)/$35 (screenplays) SEATTLE LESBIAN AND GAY FILM FESTIVAL films and videos of any length that are by, about, or of interest to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and/or transgendered people FEE: $10 (regular)/$15 (late) SECRET CITY FILM FESTIVAL SHOCK IT TO ME! REVENGE OF THE CREATURE FEATURES classic horror film retrospective FREE SHRIEKFEST Horror/Science Fiction FEE: $20-$55 SOMETIME IN OCTOBER FILM FESTIVAL AND SCREENPLAY COMPETITION FEE: $10-$30 SOUL OF SOUTHERN FILM FESTIVAL films do not have to be stereotypically Southern, but should address the Southern experience as unique SOUND UNSEEN FILM AND MUSIC FESTIVAL films about music complemented by live performances from bands featured in the films SOUTH ASIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL South Asian filmmakers and related themes TAHOE/RENO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $35 (early)/$40 (standard)/$45 (late)/$60 (Withoutabox.com) TAOS MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL mountain films: adventure, culture, environment, human rights FEE: $25 TARFEST - FESTIVAL OF FILM, MUSIC & ART FEE: $10 (early)/$15 (final) TERROR FILM FESTIVAL Horror, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thrillers, Drama, Screenplay FEE: $40-$75 TREO COMEDY MOBILE FILM FESTIVAL comedy; mobile FREE TURKS & CAICOS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL marriage of music and cinema FEE: $70 (regular)/$100 (late) UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION FILM FESTIVAL "humanity is indivisible" FEE: $25 (up to 15 min.)/$35 (longer than 15 min.) URBAN MEDIAMAKERS FILM FESTIVAL (UMFF) U.S. SPORTS FILM FESTIVAL sports VERMONT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Justice and Human Rights, War and Peace, the Environment $25 (30 min. films)/$45 (30+ min. films) VINE SHORTS FEST Short Films and Short Screenplays WESTFEST SHORT FILM + VIDEO COMPETITION shorts only FREE WILLIAMSTOWN FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $10-$55 WINSLOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $40 YOSEMITE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $35
ACCOLADE COMPETITION FEE: $50 AFI FEST: AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE FEE: early - $40 (flf)/$30 (shorts) late - $50 (flf)/$40 (shorts) AMERICAN INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL films by or about American Indian or Canada First Nations people FEE: $50 AMERICAN CONSERVATION FILM FESTIVAL conservation & the environment FREE AMERICAN FILM MARKET ANNAPOLIS FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $15-$50 ASBURY SHORTS FILM SHOW short films AVIGNON/NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL both French and American (English-speaking) films FEE: $25 BIG APPLE FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $35 (shorts)/$50 (flf) BIG WATER FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $10 CAPE MAY NEW JERSEY STATE FILM FESTIVAL films by NJ filmmakers or about New Jersey FEE: no fee (regular)/$25 (late) CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $25-$45 COLUMBUS INTERNATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL: THE CHRIS AWARDS FEE: $70 (15 min. or less)/$25-$50 (student) CUCALORUS FILM FESTIVAL DAYTONA BEACH FILM FESTIVAL FREE DEEP ELLUM FILM FESTIVAL FILM ARTS FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT CINEMA FEE: $15 (early)/$20 (final) HARTFORD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $20 (shorts)/$30 (flf); -$5 student discount HIGH FALLS FILM FESTIVAL focusing on women in film INDIANAPOLIS LGBT FILM FESTIVAL Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered FEE: $25 JAMERICAN FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL FEE: $30 (shorts, music vid, doc)/$40 (flf) KNOXVILLE FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $50 (flf)/$25 (shorts) LA FILM WEEKEND FEE: $10-50 LATINO FILM FESTIVAL - SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA films made by Latino filmmakers or on subjects of interest for the Latino community FEE: $25 (early entries)/$35 (late entries) LONE STAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $30 MAHINDRA INDO-AMERICAN ARTS COUNCIL FILM FESTIVAL films by or about Indians MARCO ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL MARGARET MEAD FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL FREE MELBOURNE INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER'S FESTIVAL MIAMI INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL FREE MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Human Rights FEE: $37-70 NEW YORK MINUTE FILM FESTIVAL All films must be 60 seconds! FEE: $20 NORTHAMPTON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL independent films FEE: $20-$45 NORTHWEST FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL for all genres from permanent residents of Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Alaska, and British Columbia, as well as from students attending school in those states FEE: return shipping only - $15 (U.S.)/$20 (international) OJAI - VENTURA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL "Enriching the Human Spirit Through Film" FEE: $35 (35mm)/$25 (all other formats)/$20 (students) + $10 for all late entries OLYMPIA FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $20-25 THE OTHER ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL Israeli - Arab citizens of Israel FREE OUTER GAY AND LESBIAN SCIFI/FANTASY FILM FESTIVAL GLBT SciFi/Fantasy FREE OUTFEST gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered filmmaking OUTRAGEOUS: SANTA BARBARA LESBIAN & GAY FILM FESTIVAL Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender FREE P.A.A.W., INC. INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Being Free FEE: $15 POPPY JASPER FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $30/$10 (student) REEL FUNNY FILM FESTIVAL short comedy FEE: $25 REHOBOTH BEACH INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $25 ROCKY MOUNTAIN WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL films which celebrate the drive, spirit and diversity of women through film FEE: $25 ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $25-$50 SEATTLE ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL films addressing environmental issues SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL shorts 40 minutes in length or less only FEE: $25 SOMETHING REMOTE FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $5-$15 STARZ DENVER FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $35 (general)/$20 (student) THREE RIVERS FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $10 (shorts) TOO MUCH FREEDOM? contemporary films FEE: recommended $25 TUPAC AMARU SHAKUR FILM FESTIVAL films 90 minute or less in length with a rating of PG-13 or lower FEE: $35 VIDEOFEST FEE: $20 and up VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL IN/JUSTICE and/or features made by Virginia filmmakers ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL & SCREENPLAY COMPETITION Lo/No/Micro Budget, DIY, Student
ALL SOUL'S FILM FEST remembrance of the dead FEE: $20 ARAB FILM FESTIVAL Trans-Ubuntu FREE ARTIVIST FILM FESTIVAL “Dedicated to addressing social, global, political, animal rights and environmental issues through Film, Visual Arts and Music.” BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Human Rights/Freedom FEE: $40 BEST SHORTS COMPETITION short film, television, videography, and new media FEE: $50 CALIFORNIA FILM AWARDS FEE: $25-$45 HDFEST - LA $40 (shorts)/$50 (flf) ICASA FILM FESTIVAL AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections, particularly in Africa FREE NEW YEAR'S PORTLAND FILM FESTIVAL open to filmmakers from the state of Maine only NIHILIST FILM FESTIVAL amusing and disturbing shorts PHILADELPHIA INDEPENDENT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL FEE: $35 (flf)/$20 (shorts, doc, music video, etc.)/ $10 (student) PINK BUBBLE BATH: THE SEXY FILM FESTIVAL non-gratuitous sexy films, under 30 minutes in length, from around the world FEE: $30 SANTA FE FILM FESTIVAL FEE: $50 (flf over 60 min.)/$35 (shorts)/$25 (students) WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL: AN EXHIBITION OF INTERNATIONAL CINEMA films on the Jewish experience or Jewish characters from any perspective FREE
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