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New Rules for Film Distribution: How To Market and Sell Your Movie Without The Middle-Man!
Date: Aug 18, 2018
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
City: Studio City
Entrance Fee: $40.00
Phone: 8887969673
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Finding a traditional distribution deal (that actually pays) is increasingly challenging. What worked in the past, no longer works. In this engaging talk, Jason Brubaker will demystify the modern distribution landscape and provide a step-by-step plan on how you can access, and then maximize your movie profits in popular platforms like Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, GooglePlay, and more…
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) Film Festival - August 25th, 2018
Date: Aug 25, 2018
Time: 4:00pm to 11:30pm
City: Los Angeles
Entrance Fee: $5-15
Phone: 3235217385
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NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) spotlights stories from Developing Nations and a selection of works by emerging local and US filmmakers, in partnership with the film commissioners’ association Film Liasons In California Statewide (FLICS).

Tickets are only $5 for single film programs and $15 for access to all films with open bar!
Hollywood Chills
Date: Aug 25, 2018
Time: 5:00pm to 9:30pm
City: Los Angeles
Entrance Fee: $20-150
Phone: 7577059224
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Join us for our 7th edition of Hollywood Chills, a night of film, television, and music industry Q&A's, performances, and networking, all in the name of fundraising for LA-based organizations. The event will donate portion of proceeds to benefit the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention.

Only 100 seats will be available..


Writers Room:

1. JaNeika James & JaShieka James, writers, "Empire"

2. Gideon Yago, writer, "Quantico"

3. Gisselle Legere, writer, "Quantico"

4. Kit Steinkellner, executive producer/writer, "Sorry For Your Loss," "Z: The Beginning of Everything"




1.. Yahlin Chang, line producer/writer, "The Handmaid's Tale"; co-executive producer, "Shades of Blue," "Supergirl"

2. Aeysha Carr, supervising producer/writer, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"

3. Nancy Sanders, manager at Sanders Armstrong Caserta; producer, HBO's "The Night Of"

4. Nellie Reed, SVP of Television at Color Force ("American Crime Story," "Pose")



Marketing Strategy: How to Market Your Show Across Platforms

1. Sora Elcan, Media Lead of Consumer Marketing, Facebook Watch; formerly Digital Marketing Manager of North America & Asia Pacific, Netflix

Casting & Voice Casting:

1. Terri Douglas, ADR Voice Casting & Director: "Coco," "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," "Moana," "Frozen," "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "Maleficent," "Doctor Strange," "Trolls," "Zootopia," "Incredibles 2," "Mad Max: Fury Road," "Wreck-It-Ralph"

2. Brandon Henry Rodriguez, casting director, "Lethal Weapon" on Fox; casting associate, "The 100" on CW


Composing Music in Television & Film:

1. Brandon Campbell, composer/music department, "Game of Thrones," "Westworld," "Slender Man," "A Wrinkle in Time"



Managers & Agents:

1. Ryan Thomson, manager, Velocity Entertainment Partners (clients include Finn Wolfhard of "Stranger Things")



*Lineup subject to change.

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

Sponsored by The Film Empire, Stratascorp, and W8S Films.

Brought to you by Erman Baradi's Ermantourage, "cultivators of creative and conscious."
6th Kraljevski filmski festival
Date: Aug 31, 2018
Time: 6:00pm to 12:00am
City: Kraljevo
Entrance Fee: FREE!
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Kraljevski filmski festival is a fantastic short film festival offering a filmmaker-friendly environment with a casual vibe. We are always looking for great movies to show at our festival and would love to check out your film out.

Festival is held annually during September in city of Kraljevo (meaning "the King's Town"), where seven Serbian kings are said to have been crowned. Because of our historical heritage we decided to name our festival “Kraljevski filmski festival”.

The festival provides an opportunity for visitors to see short films, from all around the world, and to participate workshops and develop their knowledge in the field of film art.

KFF considers narrative, documentary and animated films, in short formats, and in multiple genres and from all countries, and include interviews with authors, workshops, exhibitions...
NY Genre Screenplay Competition
Date: Sep 1, 2018
Time: 10:00am to 8:00pm
City: New York
Entrance Fee: $10-40
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The mission of the new York Genre Screenplay Festival is to find and support the most creative screenwriters working on the most exciting projects - we really care about genre films. From blood-soaked horror to gut-busting comedy, our team is looking for the kind of screenplays that might not fit anywhere else. First timers need not fear applying too. We have a category dedicated to those just trying out the craft.
Moondance International Film Festival
Date: Sep 1, 2018
Time: 12:00pm to 12:00am
City: TBA
Entrance Fee: FREE!
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Winning & selected film Screenings
History Film Festival
Date: Sep 5, 2018
Time: 5:00pm to 12:00pm
City: Rijeka
Entrance Fee: $20-80
Phone: +385921331310
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History Film Festival's programme consists of a competition programme and special thematic programmes (presentations of independent and TV productions, screenings of material from film archives, specialized conferences and workshops, masterclasses, panels…).
History Film Festival aims at offering viewers and film experts an insight into contemporary film and TV production of historical documentary films, at the same time providing a place where film professionals can meet and share their creative ideas for future projects.
Oil Valley Film Festival
Date: Sep 7, 2018
Time: 11:00am to 1:00am
City: Oil City
Entrance Fee: FREE!
Phone: 9142795066
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At the Oil Valley Film Festival, our mission is to bring the voices and films of new and established filmmakers to the heart of Venango County, an area underrepresented in the world of film.

Located in Oil City, Pennsylvania, and nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, attending the Oil Valley Film Festival will grant you the experience of watching engaging cinema within an intimate community with a rich history.
SF3 Smartphone Film Festival
Date: Sep 7, 2018
Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm
City: Paddington
Entrance Fee: $25-35
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SmartFone Flick Fest is Australia’s only international smartphone film festival for filmmakers of all ages.
We are an international festival open to anyone with a smartphone or tablet and a great idea for a short film.
SF3 provides a platform for budding filmmakers to bring their ideas to life and have their films seen by a global audience, without the need for lots of fancy equipment or a big budget.
That great story you have always thought would make a great film? Here is your chance!
Just about everyone now has access to a smartphone or a tablet so start filming. It's that easy.

Our Gala Finals are held at the end of August in Sydney, Australia, and is always a wonderful night to attend or live stream. Head to our site for all the updates and details.
1st Nagaon International Short and Documentary Film Festival 2018
Date: Sep 8, 2018
Time: 10:00am to 8:00pm
City: Nagaon
Entrance Fee: $1
Phone: 9435006561
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The festival is founded by CINEMALAY, a primary film institute based on Nagaon of Assam (India). We strongly believe that filmmaking is one of the most insightful mediums through which we can recreate the world, and should not have to stick to conventional principles in order to be celebrated. Our festival aims to promote those who create art through the medium of film and continue to push the envelope in artistic creation. Our only goal is to award the talented filmmakers that can be found all around the world - from all walks of life. That's why we accept submissions from any country, any genre, and any filmmaker.
Vox Popular Media Arts Festival
Date: Sep 13, 2018
Time: 6:00pm to 11:00pm
City: Thunder Bay
Entrance Fee: $0-10
Phone: 807-346-0066
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Vox Popular Media Arts Festival (formerly the Bay Street Film Festival) will celebrate its 14th anniversary from September 13-16, 2018. Vox Popular programs all genres of media arts - documentary, features, shorts, experimental, 360VR, and installations made in Northwestern Ontario, Canada and internationally. The annual festival and year-round programming connects professional independent filmmakers with other artists
and to audiences of all ages and interests by showing films, facilitating creative
and professional development and multidisciplinary arts performance in an
accessible, inclusive, friendly environment.

In the past thirteen years, Vox Popular Media Arts Festival has screened over 565 films; more than a dozen media arts installations; 360VR production, Projection mapping immersive screen experiences, hosted 165 visiting filmmakers from Canada and around the world; hosted dozens of Q&A's and 23 highly successful Master Classes; engaged audiences of all ages and interests including Indigenous, Francophone, LGBTQ, disabled and other culturally diverse groups in our community; and paid artist fees to filmmakers for13 years. Since 2016, we conducted five 360/VR hands-on workshops, and presented 6 x 360 Projection Mapping installations.

We are supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and Heritage Canada, and many dedicated local sponsors. We provide up to ten travel grants to help subsidize travel expenses of out of town filmmakers, allowing them the opportunity to come to Thunder Bay to present their film, participate in Q&A periods after the screening, lead master classes and most importantly, to interact and celebrate media arts of all genres. We also skype in filmmakers who are unable to attend but would like to engage our audience. Since 2016 we have included 360 VR Oculus Rift screening stations. New in 2017 was our 360 projection mapping screen experience, set up in a separate hall for viewers to enter and experience locally produced 360 VR footage. Our call for submissions now is soliciting VR projects.

Trinity Hall our primary venue, features a large auditorium with a seating capacity of 440, a high quality sound system, a large format screen, and a stage. It’s ideal for screenings, master classes and performances. Our new partner, Trinity United Church has a Live webcasting initiative. Trinity Live blends videoconferencing, Skype TX, Zoom, and video production technologies into a stream that can be distributed either live or on demand to destinations facilitating the possibility of virtual attendance from filmmakers and audience from around the world. The festival utilizes other locations, including the public library auditorium across the street and an outdoor screen at Marina Park.

Thunder Bay is located on Lake Superior between Toronto, Ontario, and Winnipeg, Manitoba, north-east of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and it is serviced by an international airport. Be sure to check out for more information about the city and region we call home.
BLASTOFF winning short films festival
Date: Sep 15, 2018
Time: 10:00am to 12:30pm
City: Encino
Entrance Fee: $3.00
Phone: (310) 478-3836
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BLASTOFF, acronym for Best Los Angeles Screenplay, Theme-music and Original Films Festival, is a unique festival which offers WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION for great films, PRODUCTION DEALS FOR SCREENPLAYS, awards in all submission categories including performers (non gender-specific), music, and cinematography, and live screenings for an audience of producers, film critics, aficionados, and enthusiasts. Upfront... we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind, and we are 100% LGBTQ supportive. All said, that's not even the best of it... there's so much more...

Screenwriters rejoice! You have the amazing opportunity to have your animation-script produced, at no cost to you, AND THEN distributed to a worldwide audience.

Songwriters, film-score composers, and sound-designers you elevate a film to places it could never go without your music. We know that, and we salute you with categories specific to you and awards to honor your work. We have the same respect for cinematographers, so there are awards and a special category just for you.

These awards and opportunities are potentially life-changing for those who submit. They open the door right into the real world, where creative talent and smart business are married.
Brasov International Film Festival & Market
Date: Sep 20, 2018
Time: 1:00am to 1:00am
City: Toronto
Entrance Fee: $"2 - 50"
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Festival Description

Brasov International Film Festival & Market is the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world. The Festival was founded by film director Bruno Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu in 2012 to showcase nonviolent, main stream motion pictures and to show that those movies are not only capable of great international success but they are also in high demand by the public.

The 2018 and 7th edition of the Festival takes place September 20 - 30.

This is an on-line film Festival. All the nonviolent feature films, documentaries and shorts selected to participate in the Festival will be screened during the above-mentioned dates on the Festival's VOD Channel on Vimeo exclusively:

All films submitted MUST BE NONVIOLENT. The films submitted must be available in English or in their original language with English subtitles.

Once a submission is completed, no film can be withdrawn from participating in the Festival should the Festival select it.

The Festival accepts submissions in the following categories:

Feature Live Action Film (over 40 minutes)
Feature Animation Film (over 40 minutes)
Feature Documentary (over 40 minutes)
Feature Docudrama (over 40 minutes)
Short Live Action Film (under 40 minutes)
Short Documentary (under 40 minutes)
Short Animation Film (under 40 minutes)
Short Docudrama (under 40 minutes)
Video Music

Awards & Prizes

Best Feature Film
Best Feature Animation Film
Best Feature Documentary
Best Feature Docudrama
Best Short Film
Best Short Animation Film
Best Short Documentary
Best Short Docudrama
Best Music Video

The following may also be awarded:

Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Lead Male Actor
Best Lead Female Actor
Best Screenplay
Best Music Score
Best Art Direction
Best Costumes

Special Awards may be given at the discretion of the Festival's Organizers, such as:

Honorary Award - it recognizes the ongoing work and career contributions of an individual within the entertainment, business and/or humanitarian fields.

Lifetime Achievement Award: it recognizes a performer who, during his/her lifetime, has made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of the performing arts.

In addition, in partnership with InkTip, three awarded filmmakers will receive an InkTip Script Listing: A listing of his/her script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find them.
RAIIFA (Ramunas Atelier International Independent Film Awards)
Date: Sep 20, 2018
Time: 6:00pm to 1:00am
City: Šumskas
Entrance Fee: $20 - 40
Phone: +37065138327
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RAIIFA (Ramunas Atelier (NGO, film production company) International Independent Film Awards), festival for Professional filmmakers.
The RAIIFA is looking for the gifted filmmakers and artists of our generation. The Independent film community is without a doubt the backbone of the industry. This is why it is so important for there to be opportunities for these independent geniuses to be recognized. The Ramunas Atelier International Independent Film Awards provides a tremendous amount of opportunities for filmmakers to receive the accolades they deserve within our awards. We want to help indie filmmakers find success by celebrating their achievements with a plethora of different awards.
Do any of these words describe your film: nature, heritage, environment, history, culture, adventure, wildlife, indigenous cultures, social issues... you welcome! All genres accepted: action, comedy, drama, fantasy, mystery, romance, science fiction, experimental...
RAIIFA are organised in historic village Šumskas Manor House, near capital of Lithuania Vilnius (34 km).
Event Date 20 - 23 September, 2018.
Best Feature Narrative
Best Short Narrative
Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Documentary
Best Animation
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Sound
Best Student
Best For Children
Best For Teenager
Best Virtual Reality
XVIII IFF Message to Man
Date: Sep 22, 2018
Time: 1:00am to 1:00am
City: St Petersburg
Entrance Fee: $
Phone: -
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Festival “Message to Man” was founded to emphasize the important role of non-feature films in cultural life of the country and allow national documentary filmmakers become more familiar with the world of international cinema.

However, with years, the goals of the Festival had broadened and as a result, short fiction and animated films were added to the competition program. This year the Festival also makes a new step toward experimental films.

Every year the Festival presents over 50 Russian premieres and more than 300 films from around the world are screened in competition and special programs.

On average the Festival receives over 4000 films for selection each year. These films become accessible to every participant and guest of the Festival through the Festival’s video-library.
Balinale - Bali International Film Festival
Date: Sep 24, 2018
Time: 1:00pm to 11:00pm
City: Kuta
Entrance Fee: $IDR 35,000
Phone: +62 361 270 908
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Since the 1930's, the geographically and culturally diverse island of Bali has inspired the creative, artistic and spiritual with its unique traditional cultural and colorful ceremonial life. Bali International Film Festival, also known and registered as Balinale, invites international filmmakers to present their work to a discerning audience that's a wonderful mix of locals and expatriates from across the globe.

Recognized internationally for the diversity of its programming consisting of Indonesian and international independent and award winning fiction, documentary, feature and short films, it is also credited for the quality of the associated events where filmmakers enjoy Balinale's relaxed and familiar manner informally meeting to discuss films, trends and the demands of a growing fast paced industry.

Balinale is known for its specialized knowledge and importance in promoting Indonesian cinema acting as a platform and history of supporting established and aspiring local filmmakers with workshops and seminars as an important part of the program along with international filmmakers who continue each year to help us achieve our goals of bringing together a gathering of global creativity.

The festival’s 'Official Venue Partner’ Cinemaxx (PT. Cinemaxx Global Pasifik), is a state-of-the-art five studio multiplex theater located at the popular and conveniently located Lippo Mall Kuta Jl. Kartika Plaza, South Kuta Beach.

Balinale actively participates and contributes to other industry events developing affiliations, such as; Motion Picture Association, Asia Pacific Screen Awards (Brisbane, Australia), ASEAN International Film Festival & Awards (Kuching, Malaysia), Asian Film Commissions Network (20 member countries), American Film Showcase and Sundance Institute's Film Forward.

The festival holds the honor of receiving the endorsement of the National and Provincial Government for its proven efforts in delivering cultural, political and economic benefits to the country. Established in 2007, the non-profit non-government foundation is strongly supported by the community in its children's charity program, school visits and free open air cinema, locally known as 'layar tancap'.
Columbus Black International Film Festival
Date: Oct 4, 2018
Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm
City: Columbus
Entrance Fee: $10-60
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The primary objective of the Columbus Black International Film Festival is to showcase Black filmmakers locally, nationally and internationally while highlighting a spectrum of stories told by people of the African diaspora.

This festival will also provide an advantage for filmmakers and the community to learn about the film industry through educational workshops and panel discussions, a safe space to showcase film and an opportunity to network with the filmmakers in the city.

Columbus is the heart of America and home to some of the most creative Black filmmakers in the country. This festival will showcase new and emerging talent as well as talent that has represented our city for years.

One of the major goals of CBIFF is to recognize filmmakers for being officially selected to screen at our festival. Based on panel and audience votes, filmmakers who show exceptional talent and bring great stories to the screen will win awards. Throughout the festival we will give attendees the opportunity to vote on the film they liked the most and award the filmmaker with the Buckeye Audience Choice Award. On the last day of the festival we will present awards for the following categories:
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Homegrown Film
Best Music Video
Best Documentary Film
Best International Film
Best Feature Screenplay
Beat Short Screenplay
Best Animated Film
Buckeye Choice Award
Queen City Film Festival (QCFF)
Date: Oct 4, 2018
Time: 12:00pm to 12:00am
City: Cumberland
Entrance Fee: $2-20
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The Queen City Film Festival (QCFF), Western Maryland’s premiere film festival, is held each year in early Fall in Cumberland, Maryland. Founded in 2012, and currently in our seventh year, QCFF 2018 will be held October 4-7 at The Venue At Mezzos in Cumberland, Maryland. QCFF offers a four-day program of screenings and educational panels, and welcomes filmmakers from around the world. Located in Allegany County, Cumberland offers a delightful blend of hospitality and history; mingled with charming shops, delicious dining, arts and entertainment and lots of events and activities.

Previous festival favorites include Record Paradise, Led Zeppelin Played Here, Underbelly Blues, M Cream, Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women In Jazz, Bounty Momma, How Sweet The Sound: The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Subterranea, Australiens, and CADES: Forestglade Of Death, Better Half, Peelers, Nighthawks On The Blue Highway, and There Is No Such Thing As The Record Label Fairy.

Our educational panels focus broadly on Appalachia, historic preservation, and redevelopment for the arts, and often include film presentations such as LowerTown Paducah, Farewell To Factory Towns?, and Through The Place.

Last year’s festival included such award winners as the shorts H0_pe 02 and Under The Apple Tree, and the features Pigheaded, Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty, MUXE, and Dickinson Avenue: The [mostly] True Story of The Paddock Club.

Our categories for 2018 are Animation, Appalachian, Cult, Documentary, Horror/SciFi, Kids/Family, LGBT, and Music, including the return of and our popular Happy Hour music video block.. We welcome eclectic fare and encourage submissions that qualify in as many categories as possible. QCFF also embraces and promotes films by Maryland filmmakers and films made in Maryland. We have been pleased to introduce visiting filmmakers to local media.

Submissions are being accepted via FilmFreeway. Volunteers for production crew, event staff, or screeners should contact for more information, or visit us on Facebook.
Date: Oct 13, 2018
Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Entrance Fee: FREE!
Phone: 9999651680
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An International Film Festival, conceptualized to commemorate a hundred years of association of Delhi with Indian films and the NDMC in 2012, in association with New Delhi Municipal Council and Information & Broadcasting ministry, has now grown into a global platform joining hands to collaborate with a multitude of film festivals in many countries or offering support to a host of upcoming festivals across the world. DIFF aims at understanding the science, art and emotion behind cinema, reaching it out to the audiences far and wide and promoting Indian Cinema, Art and Culture. The Festival offers premier showcase opportunity for talented film makers and artists, celebrates avante garde cinema, felicitates masters and achievers from all walks of life and brings countries closer by building bridges to enable cross cultural exchanges, social understanding and creative ideation.
Peachtree Village International Film Festival
Date: Oct 14, 2018
Time: 1:00am to 11:00pm
City: Atlanta
Entrance Fee: $variable
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Event runs October 11 - 14.

PVIFF is hosted by The African American Cinema Gallery (AACG) & Gipp. Museums, Inc. 501 (c) (3) PVIFF attracts 3,000 - 3,500 people each year from around the world with an online footprint of 300 million global impressions. PVIFF was created in 2006 under the previous name (Sweet Auburn International Film Festival) and has served as the launching pad for many successful filmmakers and other artists alike in the film & entertainment industry. This dynamic international film festival showcases feature length films, shorts, music videos, documentaries, and screenplays from around the globe. PVIFF also features celebrity attractions, innovative workshops, panels, parties, and much more. PVIFF is poised to become one of the most celebrated film events through dynamic programming and a dedication to helping filmmakers excel in their careers. PVIFF's brand is entrenched in the old saying "It Takes A Village." Our vision allows us to create a village atmosphere that provides opportunities not only for filmmakers but for business owners and film enthusiasts.Artists such as Director/Writer Rob Hardy & Producer Will Packer of Rain Forest Films, Producer, Director/Writer, Malcolm Lee, Roger Bobb formerly of Tyler Perry Studios, Emmy Award Winning Producer, Dean Hargrove, Casting Director/Producer, Reuben Cannon, Director/Producer, Roger Bobb, Casting Director, Alpha Tyler formerly of Tyler Perry Studios, Actress, Mrs. Ruby Dee, Actor, Anthony Andersn,Ms. Kim Fields, Actor, Bill Nunn, Humanitarian, Afeni Shakur, classic R&B group Full Force and many more have all participated in various aspects of PVIFF over the years. With increased exposure, the assistance from the film and business community PVIFF will help ignite opportunities and make dreams come true for decades to come.
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