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Call for Entries: AICP Awards

The AICP Show, The Art & Technique of the Commercial, is more than just an awards show judging the best work of the year. It's an ongoing archival project with...

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JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival

Over the past 9 years the JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival has been an important and highly anticipated cultural event within our community, reaching over 17,000 attendees throughout the Chicagoland...

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Ann Arbor Film Festival

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is an annual film festival held in Ann Arbor in the U.S. state of Michigan. Established in 1963, it is the fourth-oldest film festival in...

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Hoosier Films Annual Festival

Virtual Event Virtual Screening Platform

Join us for live-streamed films, interactive Q&A sessions, and more. PLUS, all passholders will have access to stream festival films on demand for an entire week. Watch on any device,...

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Cleveland International Film Festival

The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.

Chicago Latino Film Festival

The Chicago Latino Film Festival (CLFF) is produced every April by the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago (ILCC), a pan-Latino, nonprofit, multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to developing, promoting and...

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Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

Since 2012 The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival has been dedicated to enriching the community and bridging cultures through the education and promotion of the arts through independent film.

Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema

Chicago, IL Chicago

The Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema is one of only a handful of all-Israeli film programs in all of North America. Every year since 2005, we have screened a mix...

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True/False Film Festival

Columbia, Missouri Columbia

True/False offers a heightened long weekend of creative placemaking in which filmmakers, artists, musicians and others remake the mid-sized college town of Columbia, Missouri, into a one-of-a-kind utopia. The transformative,...

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CineYouth Film Festival

Chicago, IL Chicago

CineYouth is the Chicago International Film Festival’s yearly film festival that showcases short films made by filmmakers 22 years old and younger from around the world. CineYouth encourages the talent of young filmmakers and supports diverse youth voices by providing opportunities to have their work showcased, to learn about filmmaking from industry experts, and to network with peers. CineYouth 2021 will offer free film screenings, virtual filmmaking workshops, live filmmaker Q&A’s, and more!

While the 2020 edition of CineYouth was postponed, those films will be featured in 2021 and join a new selection of work from the past year for a week-long virtual event, May 6-13, 2021!

Select award-winning CineYouth films will be screened at the 57th Chicago International Film Festival at the CineYouth "Best of the Fest" screening (October 2021).

Milwaukee Film Festival

Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee

Get ready: Your 2021 calendar is going to look a little different. That's because the 13th annual Milwaukee Film Festival, presented by Associated Bank, will be held in spring ......

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JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival

Over the past 9 years the JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival has been an important and highly anticipated cultural event within our community, reaching over 17,000 attendees throughout the Chicagoland...

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Michigan Student Film Festival

Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak

Open to all Michigan's K-12 filmmakers, the Michigan Student Film Festival is unique in the nation for providing a public venue for the work of students as well as giving...

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Oak Cliff Film Festival

Dallas, TX Dallas

Awarded one of "The 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World, 2019" by MovieMaker Magazine

The Oak Cliff Film Festival was established in 2012 as a regional film festival in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, Texas. The festival has received national acclaim from prominent sources including The New York Times, Filmmaker Magazine, and Moviemaker Magazine, as a festival that aims to showcase brave and independent filmmaking of all stripes in an atmosphere that encourages and fosters filmmaking in Dallas and beyond.

Over the last 9 years, the festival has become a significant cultural event, celebrating the eclectic flair and tastes of its birthplace with an equally diverse lineup of films and events, curated annually by film lovers for film lovers. It features the best of Oak Cliff’s theater and art venues, restaurants, bars, and small businesses in the heart of Jefferson Boulevard and the Bishop Arts District.

JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival

Over the past 9 years the JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival has been an important and highly anticipated cultural event within our community, reaching over 17,000 attendees throughout the Chicagoland...

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Illinois International Film Festival

The Illinois International Film Festival celebrates the art and entertainment of film in all its forms. Through screenings and associated events, the festival aims to present a wide spectrum of...

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Tribeca Film Festival

New York, NY New York

The Tribeca Film Festival is an annual film festival organized by Tribeca Enterprises. It takes place each spring in New York City, showcasing a diverse selection of film, episodic, talks,...

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Onion City Experimental Film + Video Festival

Chicago, IL Chicago

The Onion City Experimental Film & Video Festival is one of the premier international festivals exclusively devoted to experimental film and video. Onion City was founded in the 1980s by...

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Doc10 Film Festival

Chicago, IL Chicago

We are thrilled to announce that our "gem of a festival" Doc10 Film Fest will return to Chicago this summer! Mark your calendars for June 17-20, 2021 as we bring...

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PopCon International Film Festival

Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis

PopCon prides itself as being Indy's "only" locally owned and operated large pop culture fan event. PopCon Indy will be programming a full-lineup film festival. Filmmakers from around the world...

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Windy City International Film Festival

Chicago, IL Chicago

Our mission is to bring the best indie films from around the globe to our vibrant city of Chicago!

Our summer-time fest puts the emphasis on the filmmaker with plenty of networking events, after-parties, and a mimosa-filled awards brunch, which is quick and painless :D !

We also host a live staged reading, cast with Chicago actors, for our Top 10 Screenplay Finalists!

We are dedicated to diversity and inclusion of all voices.

Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio Cincinnati

The festival is dedicated to providing filmmakers, actors, and industry professionals a platform to showcase their work, and exchange ideas with one another, and interact with film personnel in the...

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Slash and Bash Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festival

Topeka, Kansas Topeka

This is an opportunity to view horror and sci-fi films already well-known and those created by up and coming stars. Visitors have the opportunity to meet various stars and directors....

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Duluth Superior Film Festival

Duluth, Minnesota Duluth

An incredible annual 5-day event. DSFF screens numerous independent films, produces music performances and hosts parties in an extravaganza of film, music and art. DSFF brings film directors and industry...

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Middle of the Map Fest

Kansas City, Missouri Kansas City

Middle of the Map Fest annually curates and cultivates the unique arts and creative culture of the Midwest, bringing together a sense of community in local and national talent in...

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Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival

Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland

The Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival was established with the artistic vision to provide a platform for talented independent filmmakers, screenwriters, and actors from the African Diaspora expose their work...

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Kansas City Underground Film Festival

Kansas City, Missouri Kansas City

The Kansas City Underground Film Festival is dedicated to bringing the work of independent filmmakers with unique and underappreciated visions to the people of Kansas City. The Kansas City Underground...

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Chicago Horror Film Festival

2021 marks the 22nd season of the Chicago Horror Film Festival and we are hard at work to bring our fans the best indie horror films to the safety of their home! We are bringing you are 2021 festival online this season due to the ongoing world health crisis. We are committed to spreading the best of independent horror, while not spreading the virus. We are in high hopes to return to our usual live event in 2022 and wish to thank our partners there for their ongoing support.

No Coast Film Fest

Emporia, Kansas Emporia

No Coast Film Fest is committed to promoting the short film genre by bringing together established and first-time filmmakers from Kansas and all over the world in a forum to...

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Freep Film Festival

Detroit, MI Detroit

Freep Film Festival is a documentary-focused festival produced by the Detroit Free Press — Michigan’s largest news organization — in cooperation with its business and events arm, Michigan.com. The five-day festival features films with a strong connection to the issues, people and places in and around Detroit and Michigan.

In addition to screening films, Freep Film Festival embraces the journalistic and community-minded mission of the Free Press, hosting in-depth discussions after most films, to encourage conversations that spin off the issues raised on-screen. The festival also hosts parties, music shows, dining events and more.

Minnesota WebFest

Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis

Minnesota WebFest is the first film festival in the Midwest dedicated to the emerging web series format and a member of the Web Series World Cup. We take immense pride...

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Dayton Independent Film Festival

Dayton, OH Dayton

DIFFs mission is to provide meaningful artistic and cultural programming to Dayton’s thriving community. It will inspire those to act on their passions in a place where passion always shines,...

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Chagrin Documentary Film Festival

Chagrin Falls, Ohio Chagrin Falls

The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is a celebration of documentary storytelling and of the filmmakers who bring us their stories. Founded in honor of late filmmaker David Ponce, the Chagrin...

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Heartland Film Festival

Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis

Indiana’s largest and longest-running film festival will celebrate its 30th anniversary this October across Indianapolis! Since the inaugural Festival in 1992, Heartland has grown from a 4-day event with less...

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Chicago International Film Festival

Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a year-round non-profit cultural and educational organization dedicated to fostering better communication between people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the moving image. We serve Chicago’s diverse and under-served citizenry by providing access to world-class cinema. We aim to enrich Chicago’s cultural environment by presenting film in contexts that encourage discussion and debate.

Twin Cities Film Fest

Our mission is to build, support and enhance our visual arts community through providing local film artists with education, training, networking, and distribution and employment opportunities; provide art enthusiasts and advocates with access to regional and national film talent forging a rich social dialogue through film; and provide the state with a vehicle through which film production and exhibition can sustain the local film industry.

Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference

Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of storytelling by inspiring and championing the work of writers, filmmakers, and all artists who use written and visual language to tell...

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St. Louis International Film Festival

St. Louis, MO St. Louis

SLIFF is a regional, internationally themed film event dedicated to exploring cross-cultural understanding through the art of the cinema. The organization's mission is to showcase the best in international, documentary, and American independent cinema. Believing that we discover something about ourselves when we learn about others’ cultures and perspectives, SLIFF offers programs that provide glimpses of the human experience from around the world and thoughtfully address issues of race, ethnicity, and sexual identity. The festival is especially concerned with providing local filmgoers the opportunity to see works that would otherwise never screen in St. Louis.

USA Today named SLIFF one of the 2019 top "10 amazing film festivals worth traveling for."

East Lansing Film Festival

Lansing, Michigan Lansing

East Lansing Film Festival (ELFF), is the longest-running non-experimental in Michigan, showcases films from around the world.. We screen features, documentaries, many shorts and student films. All festival films contend...

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Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

Chicago, IL Chicago

Each year, the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival presents the best 250+ short and feature films for children and youth from 45+ countries. Experience the joy and power of film...

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Other Worlds Film Festival (In-Person)

Austin, TX Austin

Other Worlds is the premier SciFi film festival in the USA, with seven years running of sold out screenings, World and North American Premieres, and filmmakers from all over the...

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Other Worlds Film Festival (Virtual Add-On)

Austin, TX Austin

Other Worlds is the premier SciFi film festival in the USA, with seven years running of sold out screenings, World and North American Premieres, and filmmakers from all over the...

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Sundance Film Festival

Park City, Utah Park City

The Sundance Film Festival is an annual film festival organized by the Sundance Institute. It takes place each January in Park City, Utah, Salt Lake City, and at the Sundance...

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Columbus International Film & Animation Festival

Columbus, Ohio Columbus

The Columbus International Film & Animation Festival is the oldest film festival in the United States. Now celebrating its 69th year, the festival introduces central Ohio to the best independent...

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Branson International Film Festival

Branson International Film Festival is designed to educate, equip and empower Independent Christian Filmmakers while celebrating their creative diversity. At this time, it is the only faith-based film festival being...

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Ongoing

Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival

Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis

The Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival is a fundraiser for Indiana Youth Group (IYG). Our 21st annual festival takes place November 12-21, 2021. Our festival plays features, documentaries, and shorts.

Virtual Meetup for Actors and Filmmakers

Chicago Filmmakers’ popular Meet-Up Events are now being hosted online! These monthly networking events are an exciting opportunity for film industry newcomers and veterans to create connections with each other...

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IFA’s monthly program, MovieClub 

IFA's monthly program, MovieClub is chatting with Emmy-winning writer and director, Andrew Cohn, (bio attached) about his film, The Last Shift (2020), a 2020 Sundance Film Festival film! | Wednesday, April 14,...

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Other Worlds Film Festival Special Event

Austin, TX Austin

Other Worlds has partnered with IndieMeme for their 2021 festival this upcoming month, specifically to support the existential Horror NIRVANA INN! It's a slow-burn with incredible performances. We're very proud...

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Unpacking Intimacy on Brave Sets #OTV #OpenTV

Join us for an interactive conversation discussing the fields of intimacy coordination and hand-to-hand-combat on set. The discussion will include the perspectives of an Intimacy Coordinator, a Stunt and Fight...

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Canton Film Festival

Canton, Ohio Canton

Canton Film strives to recognize and support the often-overlooked creative community of Northeast Ohio by providing educational resources, networking, and opportunities to showcase the work of independent artists and filmmakers.

SAG-AFTRA Event for Seniors: Biz Basics – Zoom 101

Virtual Event Virtual Screening Platform

By popular demand join us for Biz Basics: Zoom 101. In this livestream, presented in partnership with the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Computer Lab, you'll learn the basics of how to use...

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