Angelus Student Film Festival 2009

The Angelus Student Film Festival honors student filmmakers whose works respect the dignity of the human person. Examples of such themes include redemption, equality, spirituality, hope, forgiveness, and tolerance. Awards for achievements in filmmaking are presented at ASFF across numerous categories. The Grand Prize of $10,000 goes to the film that best reflects the Angelus …
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Dragon-Con Independent Short Film Festival 2009

Dragon-Con Independent Short Film Festival is a four-day event of screenings and panels, with directors, producers, writers, actors, and SFX & Makeup artists all sharing their expertise. The Festival is part of Dragon-Con, America’s largest annual multi-media popular arts convention. Date: September 4 to 7, 2009 Location: Atlanta, Georgia – USA Website: filmfest.dragoncon.org

Action on Film International Film Festival 2009

The Action on Film International Film Festival aims to promote artistically significant film arts and to give filmmakers a welcoming industry-friendly venue in which to present their work. Exhibiting filmmakers receive an AOF swag bag, plus VIP access to all screenings, parties, panels featuring top industry professionals, and the impressive AOF Black Tie Awards Ceremony …
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Rhode Island International Film Festival 2009

The Rhode Island International Film Festival is dedicated to creating opportunities for artistic exchange, recognizing achievement and innovation in storytelling, and encouraging film preservation and restoration. RIIFF grants over $50,000 USD in cash and prizes to winning filmmakers, including software, scholarships, consulting, and production services. Exhibiting filmmakers are encouraged to attend the Festival, and receive …
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Commffest Community Film Festival 2009

Commffest aims to provide a venue for showcasing films which express issues and promote exchange to enthusiastic audiences for the reality of today, visions of tomorrow and memories from the past. Date: September 17 to 20, 2009 Location: Toronto, Ontario – CANADA Website: www.commffest.com

San Diego Film Festival 2009

As the steward of independent film in America’s eighth largest city, the San Diego Film Foundation, an educational 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, is here to educate, inspire and encourage others to experience new ideas through film. Co-founded by an award-winning filmmaker who traveled the festival circuit, SDFF offers a fresh take on film premieres, and …
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United Nations Association Film Festival 2009

UNAFF celebrates the power of documentaries that deal with human rights, environmental themes, women’s issues, protection of refugees, homelessness, racism, children, disease control, universal education, and war and peace. UNAFF offers audiences a unique opportunity to view rarely screened documentaries, become familiar with global problems, and to acquire a better understanding of the means to …
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SoCal Independent Film Festival 2009

The SoCal Independent Film Festival provides an outlet for art, culture and entertainment through movies, and provides filmmakers opportunities to advance their careers and get their work seen. Many past SoCal selections and premieres have gone on to receive widened distribution and critical praise Date: September 14 to 23, 2009 Location: Huntington Beach, California – …
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TriMedia Film Festival 2009

The TriMedia Film Festival is an annual event of national stature that celebrates the work of emerging and established artists in film, television, and theatre. The Festival uniquely sets an equal focus on these three media, and is supported by Northern Colorado’s strong arts community. Recent TriMedia selections include COYOTE, RAISING FLAGG, SPIDER, the Oscar-nominated …
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Detroit Windsor International Film Festival 2009

DWIFF celebrates the art of storytelling by inspiring artists to develop a universal, visual and emotional language that reaches all cultures of the diverse, global community and highlights the talent, technology and resources Michigan has to offer the world’s filmmakers. Filmmakers from around the world are invited to share their visions at DWIFF. The Festival …
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St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival 2009

SJIWFF is a charitable organization established in 1989 to support and promote women filmmakers through an annual film festival and various satellite events. Numerous SJIWFF selections have gone on to great success, including DOWN TO THE DIRT, which screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, and took home numerous awards at the Atlantic Film Festival. …
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Black Earth Film Festival 2009

The Black Earth Film Festival was founded to both expose the surrounding community to independent film and to provide a venue for filmmakers to showcase their work. The Festival offers a unique set of venues to present films to a truly appreciative and welcoming audience. Date: September 17 to 19, 2009 Location: Galesburg, Illinois – …
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Hamptons International Film Festival 2009

The Hamptons International Film Festival was established to celebrate independent film – long, short, fiction, and documentary – and to introduce a unique and varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to audiences. The Festival’s juries are comprised of industry influencers who present a total of $45,000 USD in cash prizes and over $185,000 worth …
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Artivist Film Festival 2009

The mission of the Artivist Film Festival is to strengthen the voice of international activist artists (“Artivists”) while raising public awareness and funds for social global causes. Films will be presented at the historic Egyptian Theatre in the heart of Hollywood, and then will tour various cities around the world, allowing Artivist selections to reach …
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Tacoma Film Festival 2009

The Tacoma Film Festival recognizes local and independent film talent, and was founded on the belief that emerging filmmakers should be given the opportunity to have their work shown before audiences. Completely bypassing studio releases, TFF chooses instead to focus its efforts on promoting and advancing truly independent films. Artsy films, films with limited budgets, …
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Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2009

The mission of the Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute is to advance the documentary genre as a meaningful art form, to provide unique educational and cultural opportunities, and to establish itself as the world’s premier documentary film festival. Accepted filmmakers are invited to the Filmmaker’s Welcome Reception and the Gala Banquet, and receive transportation to …
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Moondance International Film Festival 2009

Moondance International Film Festival promotes, encourages, educates and rewards non-violent conflict resolution in writing, music, the theatre arts and film, and seeks to cultivate creative diversity, develop intercultural dialogues, and stimulate creativity in screenwriting, film, and music. Moondance celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and continues to offer a range of filmmakers, writers, composers, and …
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Fantastic Fest Film Festival 2009

Fantastic Fest seeks to offer exposure to genre films which are often overlooked by the traditional festival circuit, and strives to offer acquisition, media and exhibition opportunities for undistributed films while highlighting upcoming genre theatrical releases and repertory classics. Fantastic Fest has had a strong presence by industry acquisition executives from companies such as Magnolia, …
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Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2009

The Chicago International Children’s Film Festival introduces children and families to a world of compelling films that engage their imagination, spark their creativity, respect their intelligence, and connect them to global culture. CICFF draws in more than 26,000 children, adults, and educators each year. They join filmmakers, industry, and celebrities like past guests Shia LaBeouf, …
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