Science Fiction invades our world in all forms and sizes—horror, drama, comedy, shorts, fan films, and feature-length films. Other World Austin brings the best of all that is SciFi to Austin. The three-day festival highlights films from all over the world, each eligible for a cash prize Audience Award.
In only its second year, Other Worlds Austin has already established itself as one of the premier SciFi festivals in the country. OWA is firmly committed to supporting exciting filmmakers, by giving them exhibition opportunities for films that are often overlooked on the film festival circuit. We are looking for great stories that aren’t afraid to push the boundaries of the audience, thrilling them both visually and intellectually.
The Tallgrass Film Festival showcases the best of independent cinema from around the globe, including foreign, documentary, short, LGBTQ+, retrospective, and premiering films. The festival strives to serve as a venue and a voice for independent films and filmmakers—spotlighting films that would otherwise not have a proper theatrical screening in the region—while showcasing Wichita’s cultural & artistic communities.
The Phoenix Film Festival has been named one of The 25 Coolest Film Festivals by MovieMaker Magazine and is a program of the 501c(3) non-profit Phoenix Film Foundation. The event was started in 2000 by independent filmmakers as an opportunity to showcase independent filmmaking and it has quickly become Arizona’s Largest Film Festival.
The IMPACT ARTS + FILM FUND (IAFF) was created as a platform for arts, documentary and narrative filmmaking to engage with the political and policy arena. IAFF is based in Washington, D.C., and was co-founded by Jody Arlington, Jamie Shor and Kimball Stroud, three veterans of the political and entertainment arenas. IAFF hosts screenings, panel discussions, promotional events, and book launches to educate and enlighten its audiences and creates a climate for meaningful social IMPACT.
The RiverRun International Film Festival, based in Winston-Salem, NC, is one of the premier film festivals in the southeastern United States. RiverRun is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the role of cinema as a conduit of powerful ideas and diverse viewpoints. Our mission is to foster a greater appreciation of cinema and a deeper understanding of the many people, cultures and perspectives of our world through regular interaction with great films and filmmakers. In addition to the Festival’s annual line-up of 150+ films, RiverRun also presents a broad range of special events, celebrity tributes, family programs, panel discussions and parties.
newportFILM is a year-round, non-profit documentary film series in Newport, Rhode Island that features established and emerging filmmakers and their current documentary films, curated from film festivals around the world.
Film is a powerful art form, and it is the experiences we have with film that can transform our lives. SIFF does just that: our mission is to create experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. It is through the art of cinema that we foster a community that is more informed, aware, and alive. SIFF has been bringing great film experiences to the Northwest for over 40 years!
Every October, the Heartland Film Festival gives its moviegoers access to more than 100 visiting independent filmmakers from all over the world, right in the heart of the Midwest. Heartland showcases more than 130 entertaining movies that do more than just entertain over 10 days of red carpet premieres and events, parties and hundreds of film screenings across Indianapolis.
The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) presents an eclectic mix of urban, classic, independent and foreign films that depict the richness and diversity of the life experience of people of African descent and Indigenous people all over the world.
Celebrating its 26th anniversary this year, the Oscar®-qualifying New Orleans Film Festival has firmly established itself on the regional film fest circuit as one of the most reputable in the country. It was named by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the “25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” in their 2012, 2013, and 2014 editions, and it was also named by Premium Beat as one of the “Fifteen Fests You Should Enter.” Born in a city known for its eclecticism and artistic vibrance, NOFF seeks out bold and passionate storytellers. With top-notch programming in one of the world’s most cinematic cities, NOFF serves up a dose of Southern hospitality that’s hard to beat.
Now in its sixth year, the Athena Film Festival — a celebration of women and leadership — is an engaging weekend of feature films, documentaries and shorts that highlight women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world. The four-day festival, which includes conversations with directors and talent and workshops for filmmakers, has quickly established itself as one of the most prestigious festivals of its kind.
Boston Light & Sound delivers first-class audio and visual experiences. We strive to perfect the art of presentation, from archival film to digital cinema and sound. As the technical consultant for discerning clients around the world, we deliver rich audio experiences and spectacular cinema presentations for film festivals, special events, movie screenings, performing arts centers, theatres, museums, houses of worship, sports venues, universities, and more.
Cucalorus is a non-competitive festival focused on supporting innovative artists and encouraging creative exchange. The festival is held each November in historic downtown Wilmington, North Carolina with screenings of 150 films from around the world.
An International screening network for indie filmmakers.
The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of nonfiction cinema. Each spring, Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, North Carolina, for a four-day, morning-to-midnight array of nearly 100 films, as well as discussions, panels, and Southern hospitality. Set within a few city blocks, the intimate festival landscape fosters community and conversation among filmmakers, film professionals, and the public.
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 Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) champions the future of storytelling by connecting artists with essential resources at all stages of development and distribution. IFP fosters a vibrant and sustainable independent storytelling community, represents a growing network of 10,000 storytellers around the world, and plays a key role in developing 350 new feature and documentary works each year. During its 35-year history, IFP has supported over 8,000 projects and offered resources to more than 20,000 filmmakers, including Debra Granik, Miranda July, Michael Moore, Dee Rees, and Benh Zeitlin.
One of the city’s core arts institutions, Indie Memphis connects and inspires indie filmmakers and film-lovers through the unique creative landscape that is the home of the Blues and the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Now entering its 18th year, the 501(c)3 non-profit organization is a two-time Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences grant recipient, receives project support from the Tennessee Arts Commission, and is the only film organization to receive annual funding from ArtsMemphis.
The Naples International Film Festival (NIFF) is a place for film lovers to connect, exchange ideas and celebrate the art of film in a friendly, welcoming environment.
NIFF presents a carefully curated program of approximately 50 narrative, documentary and short films. The opening night Film & Party takes place at the glamorous Artis—Naples performing arts center, and competition films screen at the Silverspot Cinema, a luxury boutique theater with state-of-the-art digital projection & sound. Our community is passionate about film, and Silverspot’s intimate theaters create a relaxed environment where filmmakers and audiences can truly connect.
Led by the Aviation Cinemas team, who took over operations at the Texas Theatre in December of 2010, and backed by the 501(c)3 Oak Cliff Foundation, the Oak Cliff Film Festival seeks to showcase the best of independent and brave filmmaking of all stripes from Texas-based filmmakers, as well as the rest of the country and the world. The festival will take place in the heart of the Jefferson Blvd and the Bishop Arts District. Each year the festival takes on a theme that guides some of the programming and feel of the four day event.
The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery.
Year after year, the event is a launching pad for new creative content. New media presentations, music showcases and film screenings provide buzz-generating exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for audiences. Conference panel discussions present a forum for learning, business activity thrives at the Trade Shows and global networking opportunities abound. Intellectual and creative intermingling among industry leaders continues to spark new ideas and carve the path for the future of each ever-evolving field, long after the events’ conclusion.
The Sundance Film Festival brings the most original storytellers together with the most adventurous audiences for its annual program of dramatic and documentary films, shorts, New Frontier films, installations, performances, panel discussions, and dynamic music events. Since 1985, hundreds of films launched at the Festival have gained critical recognition, received commercial distribution, and reached worldwide audiences eager for fresh perspectives and new voices. Year after year, the Festival pursues new ways to introduce more people to the most original and authentic storytelling.
The idea for the True/False Film Fest was hatched in the summer of 2003, which some have called “The Year of the Documentary” for the raft of breakthrough nonfiction films (Capturing the Friedmans, Spellbound, etc.) that hit the big screen. Wanting to create a film event that celebrated this new wave of exciting and cinematic documentaries, we built off of five years of exhibition we’d been doing around Columbia, Missouri.
Film can entertain, educate, and empower. It can bring change on levels both intimate and epic. And it’s at its best as a communal viewing experience, with the best possible sound and projection. As a nonprofit cultural institution, Milwaukee Film has made it our mission to communicate all of this to the city that we love, in a way that is both true and unique to Milwaukee.