Kansas City Underground Film Festival
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 Film Festival accepts films in every genre, on any topic, from every country worldwide. Our programming emphasizes low-budget (or no-budget) features and short films across...
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.
Freep Film Festival
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 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 in championing diverse human voices and perspectives. Now entering our fifth year, we bring the best web series in the world to Minnesota and showcase...
Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival
Reeling’s mission is to counteract the misrepresentation and stereotyping of LGBTQ+ people in mainstream media. The fest, the second longest-running film festival of its kind in the world, showcases a range of genres.
Dayton Independent Film Festival
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, the beautiful Gem City. DIFF celebrates regional filmmaking and stories from Midwestern filmmakers who offer their DIFFerent and unique vision. We believe that through impactful...
Sundance Short Film Tour – Columbus, OH
Fueled by artistic expression and limited only by their runtime, short films transcend traditional storytelling. They are a significant and popular way artists can connect with audiences. From documentary to animation, narrative to experimental, the abbreviated form is no longer just for the novice. Shorts have and will continue to be an important part of...
Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival
Chagrin Documentary Film Festival
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 Documentary Film Festival is proud to bring stories from around the world to Ohio's beautiful Chagrin Valley. This inspiring and highly attended documentary film festival...
Heartland Film Festival
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 than 20 films to an 11-day celebration featuring more than 100 independent films, 200 visiting filmmakers and 300 film screenings.
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.
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 a story. In addition to an 8 day film festival and 4 day Conference, we offer Year Round Events, a Young Filmmakers Program, a TV...
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.
St. Louis International Film Festival
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
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 for Audience Awards. Cash Prizes will be awarded for the Best Feature, Documentary and Short Film. The East Lansing Film Festival will celebrate its 23rd...
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival
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 through premiere screenings, hands-on workshops, and discussions with filmmakers.
8th Annual Black Alphabet Film Festival
“Together Again.” That’s the goal as many film festivals and small businesses reopen around the country and welcome people back through their doors. And it’s also the theme for one of the longest running Black LGBTQ/SGL film festivals in the world. The Black Alphabet Film Festival(BAFF) will be returning to Chicago this November, November 5-7,...