Film Festival Alliance

Film Festival Alliance is a non-profit networking organization that develops and fosters collaboration among mission-driven film festivals across North America. FFA offers resources to strengthen the film festival industry, and advocates for a sustainable and inclusive environment for film festivals and the people who run them.
With a current membership of more than 150 organizations and individuals - representing a diverse array of size, geographic location and annual budget - FFA presents year-round organizational development and engagement opportunities around the country, offers valuable money-saving benefits and creates a collective community for festival professionals.

Meet Our Members

From the Blog…

Early Bird Registration Now Open for 2019 FFA Annual Conference/Art House Convergence!

As the largest annual gathering of Art House cinema and festival professionals, community leaders, service providers and suppliers, the annual conference attracts participants from across the world. By defining our […]

New Member Resource: Access to Seasonal Staff Roster

Looking for a few good folks? In the spirit of collaboration (and sheer necessity,) we’re creating a database of seasonal festival staff, and our members have the exclusive ability to […]

September Webinar: The Parity Pledge for Film Festivals and How To Embrace It

Join Melissa Silverstein, founder of Women and Hollywood and Artistic Director and Co-founder Athena Film Festival, for an open conversation about the Film Festival Parity Pledge. Melissa has been at […]

Sundance & FFA Partner for SIO Diversity Pass Program

Through a partnership with the Film Festival Alliance, the Sundance Industry Office will offer five complimentary and five deeply discounted SIO Passes for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, to FFA […]

From the Blog…

Early Bird Registration Now Open for 2019 FFA Annual Conference/Art House Convergence!

As the largest annual gathering of Art House cinema and festival professionals, community leaders, service providers and suppliers, the annual conference attracts participants from across the world. By defining our […]

New Member Resource: Access to Seasonal Staff Roster

Looking for a few good folks? In the spirit of collaboration (and sheer necessity,) we’re creating a database of seasonal festival staff, and our members have the exclusive ability to […]

September Webinar: The Parity Pledge for Film Festivals and How To Embrace It

Join Melissa Silverstein, founder of Women and Hollywood and Artistic Director and Co-founder Athena Film Festival, for an open conversation about the Film Festival Parity Pledge. Melissa has been at […]

Sundance & FFA Partner for SIO Diversity Pass Program

Through a partnership with the Film Festival Alliance, the Sundance Industry Office will offer five complimentary and five deeply discounted SIO Passes for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, to FFA […]

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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

Ashland Independent Film Festival

Erica Thompson

I graduated with a BFA in Film from Peck School of the Arts in Milwaukee, WI in 2013 and worked in Education and Hospitality for the Milwaukee Film Festival until moving to Ashland, OR to work for the Ashland Independent Film Festival in 2017.

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.