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. 

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Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois & United Tribes of South Carolina has officially opened its Call for Entries, accepting submissions of independently produced film and video, feature length and short length films, documentary, experimental, student, religious/spiritual, animation, comedy, horror/Sci-Fi and all genre of music videos, for the 19th Annual Native American Indian Film & Video Festival of the southeast, held November 2016.

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14th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

 Feb. 17-26, 2017
 Regular Deadline is Friday, September 2nd

The 4th Annual California’s American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival will be presented November 17-19 at California State University San Marcos campus and will conclude Saturday November 19 with a VIP Reception and Film Screening at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula California.
Entry deadline is September 2, 2016.

The 41st Annual American Indian Film Festival will be presented Nov. 4 - 12 in San Francisco, and will conclude Saturday, Nov. 12 with its annual American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show (AIMPAS) and will be broadcasted in selected cities.

MAJOR CATEGORIES FOR COMPETITION: Documentary Feature • Documentary Short • Feature Film • Live Short Subject • Music Video • Animated Short •Public Service • Industrial

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival invests in the advancement of independent, innovative, and cutting edge cinema bringing 5 days of excellence in filmmaking to the inclusive and diverse community of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Approaching its 25th anniversary, the Philadelphia Film Festival continues to play host to some of cinema’s finest, such as previous guests Todd Haynes, David O. Russell and Mark Duplass. Other frequent visitors: distributors like Paramount, Magnolia and Drafthouse. PFF provides quality programming year after year, a multitude of parties and receptions, and, in 2015, a panel entitled “How to Fest Best” about upping your festival submissions game.

NEXT DEADLINE: 12 September 2016

To promote the screenings of human rights cinema worldwide, Movies that Matter Support Programme offers modest small grants to human rights film events in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, especially in countries with limited resources and freedom of press. These events can take various forms, such as human rights film festivals, LGBT festivals, mobile cinema projects, school screenings, grassroots distribution and film outreach projects.

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.

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