White River Indie Festival
Jun
1
Jun 4

White River Indie Festival

White River Indie Festival is an educational non-profit dedicated to engaging the public in the political and social issues of our time and to supporting the visual arts through film.  Films are selected for their recognized artistic and social merit. By broadening the audience for such films, hosting discussions, and partnering with local public interest groups, WRIF seeks to fill this void and thereby stimulate greater citizen participation in political and cultural affairs. Official Website

Rural Route Shorts Tour
Jul
1
May 1

Rural Route Shorts Tour

The Rural Route Film Festival highlights works that deal with unique people and places outside of the bustle of the city. Taking in a Rural Route program is like choosing the road less travelled, and learning something new about our constantly amazing world. Official Website

Upcoming/Recent Tour Dates

Decorah, IA – March 10-12 @ Oneota Film Festival
Cedar Rapids, IA – March 14 @ CSPS/Legion Arts
Richmond, VA – April 6 @ James River Film Festival
Rochester, NY – June 3 @ The Little Theatre
Portland, OR – May 13 @ Clinton Street Theater
Delhi, NY – June 24 @ Bushel Collective
Elkader, IA – August 20-21 @ Elkader Cinema/Art in the Park
Freistadt, Austria – August 24-28 @ Der Neue Heimatfilm Festival
Larkspur, CA – October 17-23 @ Lark Theater
Lake Placid, NY – November 17 @ Lake Placid Center for the Arts


Ashland Independent Film Festival
Apr
6
Apr 10

Ashland Independent Film Festival

The Ashland Independent Film Festival celebrates the diversity of human experience through the art of independent film—enriching, educating and inspiring audiences of all ages.  The Washington Post called AIFF "a dream you'll never want to leave".  Over 7,000 film lovers gather at the art-deco Varsity Theatre, the Historic Ashland Armory, and other venues to watch over 90 documentary, feature, and short films in five days.  Official Website

Green Mountain Film Festival
Mar
17
Mar 25

Green Mountain Film Festival

The Green Mountain Film Festival is presented by Focus on Film, a 33-year-old central Vermont organization whose purpose is to provide public film showings of cultural, social, and historic interest.  The festival enters its 20th year with continued dedication to bringing the best films from around the world to central Vermont. Official Website

Vermont International Film Festival
Oct
21
Oct 23

Vermont International Film Festival

The Vermont International Film Festival and Foundation serves to provide a platform for the appreciation of film as an art form in its own right, to foster an appreciation of theatrical exhibition as a way for the community to gather, enjoy, and exchange ideas and to enhance respect for a sophisticated understanding of world cultures and concerns. Official Website

Film Streams Local Filmmaker Showcase
Oct
13
7:00 pm19:00

Film Streams Local Filmmaker Showcase

Film Streams is a nonprofit arts organization in Omaha, Nebraska that specializes in offering screenings and education on film.  The 7th Annual Local Filmmakers Showcase celebrates and screens extraordinary films created in the Midwest region.  After the opening night reception, the showcase runs for a full week at Film Streams' Ruth Sokolof Theater.  Official Website

Woodstock Film Festival
Oct
13
Oct 16

Woodstock Film Festival

The Woodstock Film Festival has established itself as one of the best independent film events in the country by premiering exceptional films by established and emerging filmmakers. The fest also presents A-list concerts, parties, panels, and creates innovative and stimulating programming including Focus on Music, Exposure and the Youth Initiative. Official Website

Oldenburg International Film Festival
Sep
14
Sep 18

Oldenburg International Film Festival

Labelled ‘the German Sundance’ by Variety, Hollywood Reporter, and Screen International, Oldenburg has preserved its intimate atmosphere and founding purpose: to celebrate and support the diverse voices and visions of independent filmmakers, to honor the creativity of the artists upon which the Festival depends, and to create a unique experience for filmmakers, audiences, and media professionals. Official Website

LA Shorts Fest
Sep
1
Sep 8

LA Shorts Fest

Celebrating 20 years, the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival (LA Shorts Fest) is accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). The festival boasts a past record of 44 Academy Award-nominated films, including 14 Oscar winners and annually attracts more than 7,000 moviegoers, filmmakers and entertainment professionals.  Official Website

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival
Aug
25
Aug 28

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival

MNFF was formed to support, promote and exhibit the dynamic and imaginative efforts of new filmmakers. The emphasis at the MNFF will be entirely on filmmakers who have created within the past 24 months either their first or second full length feature film or first or second short film.  Official Website

HollyShorts Film Festival
Aug
11
Aug 21

HollyShorts Film Festival

HollyShorts is a devoted to showcasing the best short films from around the globe, advancing the careers of filmmakers through screenings, networking events, panel and forums.  Founded in 2005, the yearly festival features an eclectic mix of short films of various genres from around the world.  Official Website

Woods Hole Film Festival
Jul
30
Aug 6

Woods Hole Film Festival

  • Woods Hole, MA

The Woods Hole Film Festival is a showcase of independent film spotlighting the work of emerging filmmakers from around the world. In addition to screening over 100 works over 8 days, the festival offers hands-on workshops geared toward both veteran and emerging filmmakers.  Official Website

Rural Route Film Festival
Jul
29
Jul 31

Rural Route Film Festival

The Rural Route Film Festival was created to highlight works that deal with unique people and places outside of the bustle of the city. Taking in a Rural Route program is like choosing the road less travelled, and learning something new about our constantly amazing world.  Official Website

Huesca International Film Festival
Jun
17
Jun 25

Huesca International Film Festival

  • Huesca, Spain

Since 1973, the Huesca International Film Festival in Huesca, Spain has focused on solely on short-form filmmmaking. The Hollywood Academy supports Huesca International Film Festival by recognizing it as shortlisting for the Oscar Awards within Best Short Fiction Film category, and the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes it for the Goya Awards. Official Website

Provincetown International Film Festival
Jun
15
Jun 19

Provincetown International Film Festival

  • Provincetown, MA

The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) was first produced in 1999, the same year Provincetown celebrated its 100th anniversary as America's oldest art colony. Literally on the edge – both artistically and geographically – PIFF takes pride in embracing creativity and diversity in a thriving and increasingly year-round tourist, business and art economy. Now in its eighteenth year, the Festival will draw over 10,000 attendees for an inclusive and engaging five days of leading international and independent cinema, with guests including filmmakers, actors, producers, directors, students, media, and studio representatives from across the United States and beyond.  Official Website

Rainier Independent Film Festival
May
13
May 15

Rainier Independent Film Festival

  • 30205 Washington 706 Ashford, WA, 98304 United States

Located in the foothills of Mount Rainier, the Ashford Valley provides the perfect setting for RIFF. Screening venues range from a Yurt to a 1920's Screening Hall. Mixing films, workshops and the laid-back setting of the area, this festival is set apart in the fact that it is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with film industry people outside of the hustle and bustle typically associated with the business.  Official Website

IFFBoston - Black Canaries
Apr
27
May 2

IFFBoston - Black Canaries

  • Somerville Theatre

IFFBoston has steadily become the premiere festival in New England and developed a noted national reputation for its quality as a regional festival. Ty Burr of the Boston Globe writes, "The Independent Film Festival Boston has become the major game in town: a smartly programmed and risk-taking festival that balances 'big' indie films with the best in local filmmaking.  Official Website

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
Apr
21
Apr 24

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

  • Julian Dubuque International Film Festival

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival acknowledges emerging filmmakers from around the world, with a strong emphasis on discovering and encouraging new talent and supporting cause-related films. In 2013 and 2016, JDIFF was acknowledged as one of the "Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals" and one of the "50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" by MovieMaker Magazine. Official Website

Newport Beach Film Festival
Apr
21
Apr 28

Newport Beach Film Festival

  • Newport Beach Film Festival

Committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international program, the Festival focuses on showcasing a diverse collection of both studio and independent films.  The Festival supports the creation and advancement of innovative and artistic works from both emerging and seasoned filmmakers and embraces the passion, vision, and independent spirit of these talented artists.   Official Website

Film Streams Local Filmmaker Showcase
Oct
15
7:30 pm19:30

Film Streams Local Filmmaker Showcase

  • Film Streams

Film Streams is a nonprofit arts organization in Omaha, Nebraska that specializes in offering screenings and education on film.  The 6th Annual Local Filmmakers Showcase celebrates and screens extraordinary films created in the Midwest region.  After the opening night reception, the showcase runs for a full week at Film Streams' Ruth Sokolof Theater. Official Website

Rural Route Film Festival
Aug
8
Aug 10

Rural Route Film Festival

The 2014 Rural Route Film Festival made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, & public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts' Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes. Official Website

Sin & Salvation Film Tour
Jul
1
Jul 31

Sin & Salvation Film Tour

  • King Opera House

Filmmaker Jesse Kreitzer tours Iowa to screen his Iowa-produced films and offer a first-look at Black Canaries, a 1900s coal mining folktale inspired by his maternal heritage. Official Flyer

Collinsville Film Festival
May
14
May 17

Collinsville Film Festival

  • Collinsville Film Festival (Collinsville, CT)

The Collinsville Film Festival (CFF) is an annual film festival devoted to the theatrical exhibition of fiction/non-fiction cinema with a focus of support and development for independent artists. Stationed in the picturesque Northwest region of Connecticut along the Farmington River, Collinsville was once the birthplace of the world-renowned ax factory & manufacturer of edge tools. Official Website

Little Rock Film Festival
May
11
May 17

Little Rock Film Festival

The Little Rock Film Festival is one of the most competitive film festivals in the country. Rated three times by MovieMaker Magazine as a top 25 festival’s “worth the entry fee”, the festival awards more than $10,000 in cash prizes each year. Programmed and run by documentary filmmakers Brent and Craig Renaud, the LRFF prides itself on being one of the most filmmaker friendly festivals on the circuit.  Official Website

Indie Grits Film Festival
Apr
15
Apr 19

Indie Grits Film Festival

  • Indie Grits (Columbia, SC)

Indie Grits was born in 2007, charging blindly and passionately onto the scene, with a do-it-yourself attitude. Propelled by a far-flung artistic vision, festival organizers sought to break down the walls intimidating Southern media makers by creating exhibition opportunities for work often overlooked elsewhere. The spirit of Indie Grits comes from the heart of its host, the Nickelodeon Theatre–South Carolina’s only non-profit, art house theatre–affectionately known as “The Nick.”  Official Website

Sarasota Film Festival
Apr
10
Apr 19

Sarasota Film Festival

  • Sarasota Film Festival (Saratota, FL)

The Sarasota Film Festival emphasizes the best in cinema alongside exciting programs and events, with more than 180 films screened each year including features, documentaries, shorts, and kid-friendly picks. Entering our 17th year, we're proud to bring the best new and veteran independent filmmakers to our Festival with local and kid-friendly programs that showcase our idyllic Gulf Coast community.  Official Website

Sin & Salvation: An Evening of Liquor & Hymns
Apr
9
7:30 pm19:30

Sin & Salvation: An Evening of Liquor & Hymns

  • Clinton Street Social Club (Iowa City, IA)

Join filmmaker Jesse Kreitzer for an evening of short film in addition to gospel, sacred harp and blues performances.  Kreitzer will screen excerpts from his MFA thesis film Black Canaries, along with other Iowa-produced films Lomax and Soul of Ashes.  The evening will also feature performances from Iowa City's Gospel Explosion Ministries and Fairfield-based sacred harp troupe Prairie Harmony.  Suggested donation of $20 per person.  Official Flyer

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
Mar
26
Mar 29

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

  • Sebastopol Film Festival (Sebastopol, CA)

The Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival is presented by the Sebastopol Center for the Arts.  Sebastopol Center for the Arts is a grassroots, nonprofit arts center created in 1988 by a coalition of art, business and community members to provide art programs and services for all sectors of the community. Official Website

Atlanta Film Festival
Mar
20
Mar 29

Atlanta Film Festival

  • Atlanta Film Festival (Atlanta, GA)

Now in its fourth decade, the Atlanta Film Festival—one of only two-dozen Academy Award® qualifying festivals in the U.S.—is the area’s preeminent celebration of cinema.  The Atlanta Film Festival is one of the largest and longest-running festival in the country, welcoming an audience of over 25,000 to discover hundreds of new independent, international, animated, documentary, and short films, selected from 3000+ submissions from all over the world.  Official Website

Denver Film Festival
Nov
12
Nov 24

Denver Film Festival

The highly acclaimed Denver Film Festival, which is the largest of its kind in the region, will celebrate its 39th year in 2016. This intense and concentrated exposition showcases more than 200 new films from around the world with over 175 international filmmakers, directors, actors and other film artists participating in the twelve-day event. Official Website