Film Festival Alliance

Monthly Archives: July 2019

Green Your Festival: Fundraising Opportunity

Are you interested in a greener film festival? FFA friend Insight + ReDesign Consulting, has partnered with a national brewery with environmental stewardship as one of their core values. The brewery is interested in collaborations that promote greener, more sustainable film festivals.

Everyone has interests in reducing their festival’s carbon impact, but we don’t always build “saving the planet” into our budgets. – thus, a unique offer for FFA members. This brewery is interested in donating beer for a fundraiser presented by your film festival/organization, with the revenue generated going directly toward expenses for waste recovery, compostable materials, composting, recycling services, and planning and implementation of a waste-reduction or a zero-waste event. Interested FFA member festivals should complete this form by Saturday, August 3, 2019.  Film Festival(s) will be considered and any selected will be notified shortly thereafter.  Questions should be directed to Insight ReDesign + Consulting. (roslynus at


Discounted Registrations for SXSW 2020

FFA is happy to offer our members access to discounted registrations for SXSW 2020 (March 13-22, Austin, TX.) The group discount rate applies to the SXSW registration of your choosing: Platinum badge, Interactive badge, Film badge or Music badge.

All FFA member and member companies are encouraged to take advantage of this offer — there is no minimum or maximum number of registrations a member can purchase. As long as you are a member, the discount is available.

*Please note that you cannot resell or use the SXSW badge registration as a promotion or giveaway

Click HERE to take advantage of this member benefit, today.

Save The Dates for 2020 Art House Convergence

The 2020 Art House Convergence will take place January 19-23 at the Zermatt Resort in Midway, Utah. More information and early bird registration is coming soon. See below for information on submitting a proposal, scholarships and volunteer opportunities. Click here to Meet the 2020 Conference Chairs and Track Heads!

Each year the Annual Conference hosts over 40+ educational sessions featuring conversations and presentations by leaders in cinema exhibition. Interested in presenting a panel, workshop, or networking session? Proposals for the Conference sessions, Art House Tales, and Trailer Wars are currently open. Proposals are due by August 13, 2019.

Art House Convergence offers initiatives and scholarships to improve access to the conference’s educational, networking, and professionalization opportunities. These programs are intended to cultivate diverse leadership, support first-time attendees, encourage conference participation by underrepresented members of our field, and strengthen the conference and the organizations it serves by making them more inclusive. Apply by September 4, 2019.

We are currently seeking volunteers to assist with conference events, programming, operations, and tech. Art House Convergence offers volunteers complimentary conference registration in exchange for their work. Apply by September 4, 2019.

Filmmakers in Focus at Sidewalk Regional Roundtable

The schedule of panels and events for FFA’s next Regional Roundtable at the 21st Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, Alabama has been announced. The overall theme for this gathering is “Communication & Connectivity with Filmmakers” and sessions include conversations on what festivals can do to support filmmakers, cultivate filmmaker culture, and engage student filmmakers in the festival process.

Registration is $50 for FFA members and $75 for non-members. Complimentary industry passes will be offered to all FFA members who register. Discounted Industry Passes will be available for non-members for $75. All film festival professionals are welcome to attend.

Thank you to our sponsors Eventive and FilmFreeway.f