Our mission is to promote up-and-coming filmmakers by providing a gateway to expand their careers in the entertainment industry. We shine a light on the unknown talent of today, helping them become the celebrated filmmakers of tomorrow. Not only do we actively champion independent filmmaking, we are one of the few, if not the only film festival in the world that offers film distribution seminars to help filmmakers guide their cinematic vision toward profitability.
Festival Dates: 9/3 – 9/7/2014
The mission of BSFF 2014 is to inspire both filmmakers and lovers of film to embrace and support the world of independent cinema. BSFF strives to bring the best narrative, documentary, foreign, student and animated short films from around the world to the passionate cinema audience of Western North Carolina.
Festival Dates: 5/30/14-6/1/14
The Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFFMA or “The BIFF”) is a world-class festival that is an integral part of the cultural fabric of the Berkshires. BIFF showcases not only the latest in independent feature, documentary, short, and family films but also lively panel discussions and special events focusing on filmmakers and talented artists from both sides of the camera.
Festival Dates: 5/29/14-6/1/14
Staying true to its mission of showcasing independent film, the Arizona International Film Festival has exhibited over 2,260 films representing 90 countries to over 138,000 patrons in southern Arizona. And now, we are honored to announce the winning films of the 2013 Arizona International Film Festival.
Festival Dates: 4/11/14-4/27/14
The Driftless Film Festival is a regional film festival with a focus on independent films from around the world. Our mission is not only to bring unique cinema to Driftless residents, but to encourage people from outside the Driftless area to come discover its many historic theaters and venues while experiencing one of the most unique and beautiful regions in the Midwest. DFF will take place in Mineral Point, Platteville, Richland Center and Spring Green on Nov 1-4. Filmmakers and actors will be on hand for nearly every film at this year’s festival.
Festival Dates: TBD
Voted the top local film festival by NUVO readers, the Heartland Film Festival is an Indianapolis staple. And as an Academy Awards®-qualifying festival within the Short Films category, Heartland is widely respected in the independent film community. Offering 275 film screenings, Q&A sessions with filmmakers, panel discussions and special events, Heartland gives you the opportunity to see films from around the world and meet the filmmakers who craft them. Whether you come to 100 screenings or just 1, Heartland welcomes you!
The Heartland Film Festival serves to inspire filmmakers and audiences through the transformative power of film. The Festival started in 1992 as a small event in Indianapolis and has expanded over time to become one of the fastest growing film festivals in the country.
Festival Dates: 10/16/14-10/25/14