Preferred Film Festival Partners

Without film festivals, independent filmmakers would have few choices to have their films showcased.  IFP Phoenix reaches out and builds partnerships with many film festivals across the country, which we proudly list here.  These are festivals that we encourage all Arizona filmmakers to submit to for a quality experience.

Burbank Film Festival

Posted by on Mar 9, 2014 in Film Festival Partners, Partners | 0 comments

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...

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Brevard Short Film Festival

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Film Festival Partners, Partners | 0 comments

  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   http://www.brevardshortfilmfestival.com/        ...

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Berkshire International Film Festival

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Film Festival Partners, Partners | 0 comments

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...

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Arizona International Film Festival

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Film Festival Partners, Partners | 0 comments

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   http://www.filmfestivalarizona.com/...

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Driftless Film Festival

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Film Festival Partners, Partners | 0 comments

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...

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Heartland Film Festival

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Film Festival Partners, Partners | 0 comments

        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...

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Lift Off Film Festivals

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Film Festival Partners, Partners | 0 comments

Las Vegas Lift-Off Film Festival Liverpool Lift Off Film Festival London Lift Off Film Festival L.A. Lift Off Film Festival Founded in 2010 the Lift-Off International Film Festival’s are a transatlantic initiative to give exposure and opportunity to filmmakers whose work wouldn’t normally be picked up by a film festival. Staying true to our motto: “Look beyond the gloss”, Lift-Off has shown films and celebrated scripts from artists the world over. Festivals are held quarterly throughout the year between London, Liverpool, Los Angeles, and Las...

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Hollyshorts Film Festival

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Film Festival Partners, Partners | 0 comments

  Holly Shorts is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe, advancing the careers of filmmakers through screenings, networking events, and various panel and forums. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 30- minutes or less. Festival Dates: 2015 TBD...

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Hill Country Film Festival

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in Film Festival Partners, Partners | 0 comments

 This is where raw talent meets raw beauty. HCFF is a five-day independent film festival in the heart of the picturesque Hill Country in Fredericksburg, Texas. Created to celebrate and showcase filmmakers from Texas and around the world, the festival began in 2010. In 2013, HCFF screened more than 50 independent films, both short and feature length, as well as hosted filmmaker Q&A/interviews, discussion panels, a filmmaker’s lounge and festival parties. Festival Dates: 5/1/14-5/4/14...

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Astoria International Film Festival

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Film Festival Partners, Partners | 0 comments

      Astoria Productions has realized a dream of staging a world-class film festival on the northern Oregon coast: the Astoria International Film Festival, an event that draws upon the outstanding talents of the northwest and the world, is becoming a magnet for international filmmakers. Our mission is to attract and showcase the work of independent film and video artists and writers, and to provide workshops and seminars for students of film and the public. The Astoria International Film Festival is an ideal venue for...

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Manhattan Film Festival

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Film Festival Partners, Partners | 0 comments

 The Manhattan Film Festival is dedicated to developing and discovering new ways to help filmmakers pursue a career out of filmmaking. In the process we introduce filmmakers and their work to new and expanding audiences. The festival was founded by independent filmmakers who learned first hand how hard it is to find an independent film and audience. Festival Dates: 6/19/14-7/3/14...

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Chicago International Film Festival

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Film Festival Partners, Partners | 0 comments

Now in its 51st year, the Chicago International Film Festival is the longest-running competitive film festival in North America. The Festival was started in 1964 by filmmaker and graphic artist Michael Kutza to provide an alternative to the commercial Hollywood movies that dominated the city’s theaters. Since then, the Festival has grown to become a world-renowned annual event. The Festival is dedicated to fostering better understanding between cultures and to making a positive contribution to the art form of the moving image. Festival...

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Logan Film Festival

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Film Festival Partners | 0 comments

The Logan Film Festival (LFF) is a celebration of independent cinema from around the world and promotes a greater appreciation of the art and commerce of filmmaking. LFF is dedicated exclusively to truly self-financed filmmakers and seeks to inspire young filmmakers and emerging filmmakers to help them succeed in the film industry. About the Festival This year the 3-day festival will screen 48 dramatic, animated, and documentary films covering a wide variety of subjects and genres including Drama, Comedy, History, Social Justice, Health...

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Filmstock Film Festival

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Film Festival Partners | 0 comments

The Filmstock Film Festival  connects audiences with creative visionaries by showing off up and coming filmmakers and their short films. Filmstock has four showings a year, once a year in each of the Four Corners states, and award-winning shorts have a chance to screen in all of them to receive a broader audience. About the Festival In 2009, Filmstock was founded to bring a voice to short filmmakers, and to put their visions on the screen. Over the years it has come to celebrate the beauty and artistic freedom found in the short film format,...

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Tucson Film and Music Festival

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012 in Film Festival Partners | 0 comments

Tucson Film and Music Festival

The Tucson Film and Music Festival (TFMF) celebrates filmmaking and music at an annual, multi-day event in Tucson, Arizona, showcasing music-related films and international music artists, with a special nod to films and filmmakers with a Southwest or Arizona connection.

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Phoenix Film Festival

Posted by on Dec 1, 2011 in Film Festival Partners | 0 comments

Phoenix Film Festival

Started in 2001, the Phoenix Film Festival has grown into Arizona’s largest film festival with attendance in 2008 surpassing 20,000. The Festival has hosted Peter Fonda, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Edward Burns, John Waters, Jane Seymour and Laurence Fishburne.

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International Horror Sci-Fi Film Festival

Posted by on Dec 1, 2011 in Film Festival Partners | 0 comments

International Horror Sci-Fi Film Festival

For 2012, the 8th Annual International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival will be taking place at the Phoenix Film Festival. You’ll be able to catch the best in horror and sci-fi independent films alongside over a hundred other independent films at the biggest film party of the year. Screenings will take place over six days at the festival.

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Sunscreen Film Festival

Posted by on Sep 30, 2011 in Film Festival Partners | 0 comments

Sunscreen Film Festival

The Sunscreen Film Festival is an annual film festival hosted by the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Society, a Florida not for profit Corporation. The primary goal of the film festival is to encourage the creation, production, and exhibition of independent film in Florida through its educational programs and public screenings, thereby increasing awareness and support of local filmmaking as a cultural and economic asset.

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Taos Shortz Film Festival

Posted by on Aug 5, 2011 in Film Festival Partners | 0 comments

Taos Shortz Film Festival

The Taos Shortz Film Fest continues to bring world class cinema to the Taos, New Mexico community and beyond. To provide filmmakers with a venue to showcase their work, participate in workshops, panels, and network with fellow filmmakers, media companies, producers and distributors.

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Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival

Posted by on Jul 1, 2011 in Film Festival Partners | 0 comments

Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival

Since its debut in 1999, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk and have been thrilled to discover fresh, enthusiastic crowds eager to devour new independent cinema.

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