Film Festival Alliance

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 150 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.

Meet Our Members

From the Blog…

FFA Names Lela Meadow-Conner as Executive Director

Film Festival Alliance (FFA) announced today it has named Lela Meadow-Conner as the organization’s Executive Director; She has served as Acting Executive Director since April 2017. “FFA and the film […]

Woods Hole Regional Roundtable: Audience As Stakeholders

The agenda is here for our second Regional Roundtable gathering, July 27-30th, at the 27th annual Woods Hole Film Festival in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Support comes from Elevent and Film […]

July Webinar: The Film Festival Starts Online

THE FILM FESTIVAL STARTS ONLINE Wednesday, July 18 @ 1:00pm ET (11:00am PT) Cultivating a long-term relationship with your audience for increased engagement & sustainable revenue. For every stakeholder, the […]

Webinar: Demystifying Membership

FFA partner Agile Ticketing Solutions presents “Demystifying Memberships,” on Wednesday, June 20 from  1:00-2:00pm EST. The presentation was given before a sold-out crowd at the 2018 Film Festival Alliance/Art House Convergence conference […]

From the Blog…

FFA Names Lela Meadow-Conner as Executive Director

Film Festival Alliance (FFA) announced today it has named Lela Meadow-Conner as the organization’s Executive Director; She has served as Acting Executive Director since April 2017. “FFA and the film […]

Woods Hole Regional Roundtable: Audience As Stakeholders

The agenda is here for our second Regional Roundtable gathering, July 27-30th, at the 27th annual Woods Hole Film Festival in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Support comes from Elevent and Film […]

July Webinar: The Film Festival Starts Online

THE FILM FESTIVAL STARTS ONLINE Wednesday, July 18 @ 1:00pm ET (11:00am PT) Cultivating a long-term relationship with your audience for increased engagement & sustainable revenue. For every stakeholder, the […]

Webinar: Demystifying Membership

FFA partner Agile Ticketing Solutions presents “Demystifying Memberships,” on Wednesday, June 20 from  1:00-2:00pm EST. The presentation was given before a sold-out crowd at the 2018 Film Festival Alliance/Art House Convergence conference […]

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In 2017, FFA member festivals watched and reviewed 159,024 movies to select the final 21,448 films screened to enthusiastic audience of 22,400,000. Through educational and filmmaking programs, an additional 14,2876 people and 9,200 filmmakers benefited. The impact of festivals is impressive: Member festivals’s 408 full-time staff and more than 2008 part-time and seasonal workers programmed films, marketed the festival, developed partnerships, tech-checked and projected screenings — while putting a total of $98,994,220 back into their local economies, the film exhibition business and the independent filmmaking community.

Featured Member

Eric Moore

Eric J. Moore, MCM As the Senior Programmer for The Tallgrass Film Festival, Eric Moore is responsible for inviting submissions from filmmakers, helping create an overall artistic feel and vision for the festival and aid in the decisions of which films will be screened during the festival. As one of the Producers Moore is involved courting and maintaining sponsors, planning panels, classes, galas, and other events, and many other nitty-gritty elements of production. Moore played a key role in helping late founder Timothy Gruver start up the Tallgrass Film Festival in 2003, along side Lela Meadow. He met Gruver when he was offered a college internship at IFP/West (now Film Independent) helping Gruver market the festival and aiding the programming department to check in and screen submissions. He was subsequently offered a seasonal production position with the Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF). The Brookline, MA native took up permanent residence in Los Angeles and quickly got involved with numerous other prominent film festivals and events. He has screened films and worked for LAFF, Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), Palm Springs International Film Festival, and the American Film Institute (AFI). He has also worked in Exhibitor Services and Screenings for the American Film Market (AFM) and served as Security Coordinator for the Independent Spirit Awards in 2005 & 2006. As a student at Emerson College, Moore put his creative and intellectual talents to work in various ways both inside and outside the classroom, helping start up and produce content for the Children’s Television Department, and receiving the college’s prestigious EVVY Award for his thesis short film. A published author, Moore has contributed to many Boston Community newspapers and publications, was a Writer in Residence at the Wang Center for Performing Arts, and helped edit and select submissions for a nation wide best selling anthology. As a filmmaker, he has served as art director and production designer for independent short and feature films and has written and directed several of his own short films. As a candidate for his Masters in Communication Management, Moore focused his attention on multimedia communication theory and techniques. His interest for transmedia and messaging is specific to take advantage of different platforms and tactics. His thesis on using entertainment creators and storytellers in combating the cycle of LGBTQ youth homelessness resulted in a continuing project providing resources to entertainment professionals to tell realistic and informative stories of their experiences. A passionate and creative person, Moore’s overall goal is to bring art and film to areas that don’t have it readily available and create programming that opens worlds of discussion without judgment. In his spare time, you might find Moore on stage performing with the critically acclaimed reality-performance troupe GET MORTIFIED in the seedy bars of Hollywood, California. If you find yourself in Nicaragua, you might bump into Moore and his family setting up optometry clinics that provide medical translation, glasses, and basic vision problem prevention, from the north-eastern Miskito Coast to the south-western border of Costa Rica in San Juan Del Sur.

Featured Partner

Spotlight Cinema Networks

Spotlight Cinema Networks is a sponsor of the Film Festival Alliance and has launched the Spotlight Support Program as an exclusive FFA film festival member benefit. Spotlight offers an ancillary revenue generating opportunity for U.S. Film Festival Alliance Organizational Members. The Spotlight Support Program is a great way for festivals to generate self-earned revenue by leveraging unused/underused screen time during their film festivals. Sign up here.