INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
New York City, New York - USA
October 16 to 20, 2014
Upcoming Deadline: May 31, 2014
The 5th Annual New York City Independent Film Festival continues to embrace fresh ideas and storytelling. The festival seeks untold stories and unspoken voices - from horrors to documentaries to adventures to comedies, from great acting to animation.
Documentaries, narrative features, shorts, super shorts and music videos are part of the NYC Indie Film Festival experience that includes screenings, parties, awards, panel discussions and workshops. The aim is to offer an open and nurturing networking environment for artists, writers, actors, filmmakers and fans from New York and beyond. The closing night Award Ceremony presents awards for Best in several categories, including prizes for selected ones. Best of all, the festival lets its audience members get in on the action by voting for which films and filmmakers should receive the Mark of Distinction award.
NYC Indie unfolds in Times Square, one of the most exciting social hubs on the planet, and has regularly welcomed press representatives from around the world. If you've got an independent voice with something extraordinary to say, NYC Indie wants to hear it. Submit your work today!
Louisville, Kentucky - USA
August 1 to 3, 2014
Upcoming Deadline: June 1, 2014
The 10th Annual Fright Night Film Festival welcomes horror, science fiction, and fantasy filmmakers to experience the thrill of sharing their wildest visions with enthusiastic, diverse, and unpredictable audiences. In the span of one remarkable weekend, visitors can mingle with some of their favorite film and television stars - including Firefly's Morena Baccarin, Star Trek: The Next Generation's Brent Spiner, and True Blood's Grant Bowler - while launching their own careers to new heights.
Featuring fantastic live bands, a body art show, an enormous vendor hall, and unforgettable genre films, Fright Night offers everything a fan of fantasy, horror, and sci-fi could want in a festival experience, including a slew of great prizes and even potential distribution opportunities for the celebration's best big-screen tales. The festival also features a screenplay competition designed to showcase promising, undiscovered writers who are steadily expanding the boundaries of these exciting genres.
In previous years, many winners of Fright Night have secured distribution for their films and have sold their wares through major retailers including Best Buy and Wal-Mart. Submit your best work to Fright Night today, and prepare to scare up a great time in Louisville, Kentucky!
Knoxville, Tennessee - USA
September 11 to 14, 2014
Upcoming Deadline: June 1, 2014
The 2nd Annual Knoxville Film Festival celebrates the art of independent cinema and the grit and vision of those who create it. Benefiting from a broad array of documentary and narrative features and shorts, KFF illustrates the full spectrum of creativity and welcomes invigorating discussion on art, craft, and everything in between. Last year, more than 2,000 visitors enjoyed more than 80 independent films, five mind-expanding panels, and the unforgettable "7-Day Shootout" that put raw talent to the test.
It's hard to believe so much excitement can occur in just one weekend, but KFF promises a party that doesn't let up. With strong support from Regal Entertainment Group (the world's largest theater chain, whose headquarters just happens to be in Knoxville) along with stellar local corporate sponsorship, KFF leaves its visitors awash in nearly everything they could desire.
Travelers who dare to step away from KFF's film and entertainment offerings will find plenty to see and do in Knoxville, a city ranked by Blender Magazine as one of the best music scenes in the United States. Steeped in American history and smothered in bluegrass charm, Knoxville is an ideal setting for a film festival that celebrates diversity, artistry, and frivolity. Make plans to join in on the fun this September!