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Film Festivals

1. SoCal Independent Film Festival
9/23/06 - 9/25/06
The SoCal Independent Film Festival provides an exciting venue for filmmakers and film watchers. The SCIFF is building an upper echelon independent film festival

2. Eerie Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition
10/06/06 - 10/09/06
Overlooked, underrated, and misunderstood, independent horror movies have been ignored and shunned by the mainstream film industry since it began more than a century ago.

3. United Nations Association Film Festival
10/19/06 - 10/23/06
The 8th Annual United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) celebrates the power of international documentary films and videos dealing with UN related issues

4. Flatland Film Festival
8/12/06 - 8/13/06
A short film/video competition and film invitational at the Louise H. Underwood Center for the Arts
in Lubbock, Texas

5. Black Harvest Film Festival
8/4/06 - 8/25/06
The Gene Siskel Film Center presents its 11th Annual Black Harvest International Festival of Film and Video, August 4-25, sponsored by Target, NBC-5, and American Airlines.

Upcoming Film Festivals

October 28 - November 5
Tokyo International Film Festival
Shibuya-area Tokyo Film Festival marks its 13th edition. Objective: find and support new talent for tomorrow's motion picture industry. Targeted New Director's Award: either 1st, 2nd or 3rd film. Tokyo 10 million yen Grand Prize.

November 1-16
London Film Festival
Almost Famous and Rob Schmidt's Crime and Punishment in Suburbia are contenders in the 44th London Festival, presented by the British Film Institute.

November 3 - November 9
Women in Cinema Festival, Seattle
The Women in Cinema Film Festival provides a forum for and celebrates the accomplishments of women filmmakers in contemporary cinema. The festival is non-competitive with an audience based award for Best Feature Length Film.

November 3 - November 9
St. Louis International Film Festival
We will present over 100 films, including features, shorts, documentaries, and classics. In addition there will be cash prizes, parties, tributes, workshops, specialty sidebars, filmmakers, actors and industry guests.

November 8 -11
New York Comedy Film Festival
The festival will kick off with the NY premiere of 'The Independent' starring Janeane Garofalo and Jerry Stiller, and also will include a host of NY and world premiere comedic feature films and shorts, standup comedy acts and a live music lounge following each night of the festival.

November 24-30
Golden Knight International Amateur Film & Video Festival
This festival is held every year in Valetta, Malta. Who has read their Pynchon?

Film Festival Deadlines

November 17, 2006
Aspen Shortsfest
The early bird deadline for the 2001 festival scheduled for April 10-14; the regular deadline is Jan 5th. This year's juries will award over $20,000 in cash and other prizes.

November 20, 2006
International Film Festival Berlin
The prestigious Berlinale is now accepting admissions.

November 30, 2006
Sonoma Valley Film Festival
The New York Times says: "the Sonoma Valley Film Festival [is] a small but ambitious collection of classics, shorts and new directorial voices organized by local cinephiles..." The theme for the March 29th - April 1, 2001 festival is art, passion, and politics.

November 30, 2006
6th Annual Chicago Asian American Showcase
Presented by the Foundation for Asian American Independent Media and the Gene Siskel Film Center, this festival accepts entries by or about Asian Americans.

November 30, 2006
Golden Trailer Awards
This New York festival, scheduled for January, features nothing but trailers. Any trailer created in 2000 can enter.

December 1, 2006
Aspen Gay And Lesbian Film Festival
Submissions may be narrative, documentary, feature length or short film. PRIZES will be offered for Best Picture ($2,000), Best Gay Short ($1,000), Best Lesbian Short ($1,000) and Audience Award Winner ($1,000) .

January 15, 2007 / February 15, 2007
The Williamsburg Brooklyn Film Festival
This international festival is now accepting submissions in the categories feature, experimental, documentary, and short subject. The Festival board selects the best film of the year among the winners of each category, awarding the Grand Chameleon Award ($30,000 in film services).

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