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February 2020

Black Hills Film Festival

February 20 - February 25
Hill City, SD

The purpose of this non-profit organization is to conduct an annual film festival in the Black Hills that features South Dakota-produced films and films shot on location in South Dakota, among other national and international entries. The mission of the Black Hills Film Festival is to build awareness of independent films and film as an art form; provide educational opportunities for students and South Dakota filmmakers; and create opportunities for South Dakota communities to experience high-quality films. The Black Hills…

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Berlin International Film Festival (The Berlinale)

February 20 - March 1
Berlin, Germany

The Berlinale is a unique place of artistic exploration and entertainment. It is one of the largest public film festivals in the world, attracting tens of thousands of visitors from around the globe each year. For the film industry and the media, the eleven days in February are also one of the most important events in the annual calendar and an indispensable trading forum. The Berlin International Film Festival enjoys an eventful history. The festival was created for the Berlin…

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New York Wild Film Festival

February 27 - March 1
New York, NY United States

New York WILD™ is the first annual documentary film festival in New York to showcase a spectrum of topics, from exploration and adventure to wildlife, conservation and the environment, bringing all things WILD to one of the most urban cities in the world. Through powerful, exhilarating films and conversations, the festival presents an extraordinary opportunity to exchange ideas, celebrate the wild and effect change. New York WILD ™ is a platform to create excitement, identify critical issues, build partnerships, and reach audiences…

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March 2020

Bozeman Doc Series

March 5
Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, 111 S Grand Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
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The Bozeman Doc Series is a bi-weekly documentary screening series at the Emerson Center in Bozeman, Montana. The series runs between October and April, and in the fall of 2019 will begin its sixth season. The series screens brand new documentaries from around the world, most of which are Montana premieres. As we are regularly screening brand new documentaries, many of which have recently world-premiered at festivals, we generally have 2-4 films scheduled at any one time during the season.

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Montana Fishing Film Festival

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Grandstreet Theatre, 325 N Park Ave
Helena, MT 59601
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$15.00
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Story Expo

March 7 - March 8
Marriott Marquis Hotel, 1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036 United States
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The world’s biggest conference of writers and storytellers from all mediums – screenwriters, TV writers, novelists, filmmakers, gamers, journalists, graphic novelists, actors, business people, comic book writers and more – returns to New York – March 7-8, 2020! Featuring world-renowned speakers, almost a hundred classes and exhibitors, Story Expo covers all aspects of story and writing – from craft to business to pitching to career. Learn how and where your story is best told to achieve its greatest success both financially and creatively. Take control of your stories…

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Les Bois

March 7
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W Main Street
Boise, ID 83702
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Les Bois Film Festival returns on Saturday, March 7, 2020 to the historic Egyptian Theatre. Now in its fifth year, Les Bois Film Festival is Boise’s only locally-produced, nature-focused film festival. Inspired by the beauty and resilience of Idaho, the festival brings the wonders of the natural world to you through films produced in Idaho, by western filmmakers, and those with a focus on nature from ocean bottom to mountain top.

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International Ocean Film Festival

March 12 - March 15
San Francisco, CA

The mission of the International Ocean Film Festival (IOFF) is to save our oceans one film at a time. Dedicated to using film as a medium to increase public awareness of the environmental, social, and cultural importance of marine ecosystems and foster a spirit of ocean stewardship, IOFF is now the premier venue in North America for ocean-related films. Every year, IOFF produces an acclaimed festival of ocean-themed films from all over the world that are largely unavailable to the…

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SXSW Film Festival

March 13 - March 21
Austin, TX

For nine days in March, creatives of all stripes gather for the acclaimed SXSW Film Program to celebrate raw innovation and emerging talent both behind and in front of the camera. Running concurrent with the SXSW Conference and Music and Interactive Festivals, attendees can take advantage of the opportunity to connect with tech and music industry experts, making the SXSW Film Festival an unparalleled experience at the forefront of discovery, creativity, and innovation. Featuring provocative dramas, documentaries, comedies, genre standouts…

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Fargo Film Festival

March 17 - March 21
Fargo, ND

The Fargo Film Festival strives to provide an extraordinary opportunity for filmmakers’ work to be shown on the big silver screen in a beautifully restored, state of the art, 870-seat Art Deco Theatre. Fargo Film Fest provides informational and provocative presentations and panel discussions on issues affecting local, regional, national and international filmmaking and filmmakers. Jury films in categories including Animation, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Experimental, Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, and Student.

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Sun Valley Film Festival

March 18 - March 22
Sun Valley, ID

Since 2012 the Sun Valley Film Festival has invited fans and filmmakers to America’s first ski resort to celebrate the magic of storytelling. The year-round Sun Valley Film Initiative develops professionals and Illuminates the process of filmmaking, propelling emerging voices with grants and education. Every spring the Festival celebrates with a slate of cutting-edge films and TV premieres, industry panels, engaging Coffee Talks with entertainment luminaries, a Screenwriters Lab led by award-winning writers, and a series of parties culminating with…

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Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF)

March 20 - March 22
Sheffield, UK

The Sheffield Adventure Film Festival has a well earned reputation for being a friendly festival, welcoming everyone whether you're an outdoors enthusiast or an armchair adventurer who just loves a good story. As well as watching films, you can share a ShAFF beer with adventure sports athletes and filmmakers in the bar, check out the exhibitors area in the Outpost, take inspiration from our free ShED Talks or get involved in a range of outdoor activities. And that's just ShAFF.…

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Nłʔay Indigenous Film Festival

March 21 - March 22
Missoula Community Theatre, 200 N Adams St
Missoula, MT 59802
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Fourth annual Nłʔay En-Th-A-Eye “Place of the Little Bull Trout” (meaning Missoula in Salish) Indigenous Film Festival to be held on Saturday, March 21st and Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 at the Missoula Community Theatre. Our Indigenous Film Festival (IFF) is an all-inclusive event open to the Missoula community. It seeks to honor the resiliency of Indigenous peoples and highlight what it means to be a Native person in 2020. Our films highlight positive messages about identity, connection to culture, resiliency,…

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Native Crossroads Film Festival

March 26 - March 28
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chautauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072
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Native Crossroads is a unique film festival and symposium that focuses on international Indigenous media. The event puts academics, media creators, and community and tribal organization representatives into dialogue to advance our discussions in all these fields. At once entertaining, scholarly, and educational, each year’s event explores particular themes of pressing importance to Native people, globally and locally. Through the generous support of our many sponsors, all events are free and open to the public.

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Bozeman Doc Series

March 26
Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, 111 S Grand Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
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The Bozeman Doc Series is a bi-weekly documentary screening series at the Emerson Center in Bozeman, Montana. The series runs between October and April, and in the fall of 2019 will begin its sixth season. The series screens brand new documentaries from around the world, most of which are Montana premieres. As we are regularly screening brand new documentaries, many of which have recently world-premiered at festivals, we generally have 2-4 films scheduled at any one time during the season.

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Variety Entertainment Marketing Summit

March 26
Los Angeles, CA

Variety’s 2020 Entertainment Marketing Summit presented by Deloitte focuses on the entertainment industry’s evolving brand and content strategies. Hear from top CMOs, advertising agencies, brand marketers, advertisers and film, TV, and digital media leaders as they explore how their breakthrough ideas and campaigns have changed the current landscape of the industry. Ticket includes access to a full day summit featuring 50+ speakers, networking lunch & cocktail reception.

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AFCI Week

March 30 - April 3
Los Angeles, CA

This multi-day, exclusive event open to AFCI Members and Affiliates includes networking opportunities with high-level industry decision makers in the entertainment and production industries,, educational opportunities targeted at enhancing business practices and prime opportunities for lead-generation.

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April 2020

Bigfork Independent Film Festival (BIFF)

April 3 - April 5
Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Avenue
Bigfork, MT 59911 United States
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The mission of the Bigfork Independent (aka Indie) Film Festival is to support the film community in Montana. Despite small budgets and hectic schedules, Montana filmmakers work together to put their vision on the screen. Hardly comparable to Hollywood’s blockbusters, these films embody a lot more than big effects or spectacle. They embody the passion of the crews who created them, and we think that’s worth celebrating. Ultimately a film’s purpose is to be watched and enjoyed. Our mission is…

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Bozeman Doc Series

April 9
Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, 111 S Grand Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
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The Bozeman Doc Series is a bi-weekly documentary screening series at the Emerson Center in Bozeman, Montana. The series runs between October and April, and in the fall of 2019 will begin its sixth season. The series screens brand new documentaries from around the world, most of which are Montana premieres. As we are regularly screening brand new documentaries, many of which have recently world-premiered at festivals, we generally have 2-4 films scheduled at any one time during the season.

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Tribeca Film Festival (TFF)

April 15 - April 26
New York, NY United States

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) is a prominent film festival held in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, showcasing a diverse selection of independent films. Since its inaugural year in 2002, it has become a recognized outlet for independent filmmakers in all genres to release their work to a broad audience.

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TCM Classic Film Festival

April 16 - April 19
Hollywood, CA

Held over four days in the heart of Hollywood, the TCM Classic Film Festival is a place where movie lovers from around the world can gather to experience classic movies as they were meant to be experienced: on the big screen, in some of the world’s most iconic venues, with the people who made them. Moreover, the TCM Classic Film Festival strives to be a place where a community of movie fans of all ages can share their love of…

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EarthxFilm Festival

April 17 - April 26
Dallas, TX

EarthX is an international nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to educating and inspiring people and organizations to take action towards a more sustainable future worldwide. EarthX is turning environmental awareness into action through films and emerging media

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International Wildlife Film Festival (IWFF)

April 18 - April 25
Roxy Theater, 718 S Higgins Ave
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
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Every spring, this annual event draws industry, filmmakers, scientists, conservationists, and audiences to the heart of the Rockies for this long-standing Missoula tradition. Through diverse programming and community events IWFF celebrates ethical wildlife and environmental filmmaking as well as emerging filmmakers. Films screen to packed theaters full of sharp audiences that want to learn more about themselves and the world we live in.  IWFF is centered around stories that promote awareness, knowledge and an understanding of science, wildlife and the…

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NAB Show

April 18 - April 22
Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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Here's our story: From creation to distribution to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways. No one knows media, entertainment or technology like us and this is THE annual event for those serious about storytelling. NAB Show brings together the entire digital ecosystem and is represented by professionals in advertising, app development, artificial intelligence, audio, augmented reality, broadcast, cable, cloud solutions, cybersecurity, digital video, digital…

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5Point Adventure Film Festival

April 22 - April 26
Carbondale, CO

We believe that communities are made better when their people pursue adventure and intentionally live their own best story. And so,our mission is to ignite personal and communal adventure of all kinds through the experience of sharing meaningful stories. We envision a national network of educated, engaged, and multi-generational communities inspired by story to take action in their individual and collective lives. 5Point Film is built on five guiding principles: respect, commitment, humility, purpose and balance. We believe these same…

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Bozeman Doc Series

April 23
Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, 111 S Grand Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
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The Bozeman Doc Series is a bi-weekly documentary screening series at the Emerson Center in Bozeman, Montana. The series runs between October and April, and in the fall of 2019 will begin its sixth season. The series screens brand new documentaries from around the world, most of which are Montana premieres. As we are regularly screening brand new documentaries, many of which have recently world-premiered at festivals, we generally have 2-4 films scheduled at any one time during the season.

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ScreenCraft Writers Summit

April 24 - April 27
Chicago, IL

Join us for workshops, panels, cocktail parties, pitch events and mentorship with some of Hollywood’s top screenwriters, agents and producers. ScreenCraft’s mission is to foster the careers of emerging writers and filmmakers by providing inspiration and insight into the craft of screenwriting and the business of Hollywood, and by connecting emerging talent with working industry professionals.

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May 2020

Cannes Film Festival (Festival de Cannes)

May 12 - May 23
Palais des Festivals et de Congrès Cannes, France

Known in English as the Cannes Film Festival, Festival de Cannes is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries from all around the world. Founded in 1946, the invitation-only festival is held annually (usually in May) at the Palais des Festivals et de Congrès.

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Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF)

May 14 - June 7
Seattle, WA

The Seattle International Film Festival is the largest film festival in the United States, with nearly 140,000 people attending each year. The 25-day event held each May is renowned for presenting over 400 features, short films, and documentaries gathered from more than 85 countries. We receive over 4,000 independent film submissions annually, and screen debut discoveries alongside established master filmmakers and arthouse cinema hits. More than 70% of the films screened at Festival will not return to theaters, making SIFF an amazing place to…

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MisCon 34 International Short Film Festival

May 22 - May 25
Missoula, MT Missoula, United States

Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention! From nail biting terror, to near future technology, and everything in-between, the MisCon Short Film Festival is a celebration of all things genre. Where better to find such an audience than at a popular Science Fiction Convention? Every year MisCon grows and, with it, the opportunity for filmmakers to share their stories with a greater number of people. Submissions in horror, sci-fi, and fantasy will be accepted.

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Mountain Film Festival

May 22 - May 25
Telluride, CO

Held every Memorial Day weekend, Mountainfilm is a documentary film festival that showcases nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political and social justice issues that matter. Along with exceptional documentaries, the festival goes beyond the film medium by bringing together world-class athletes, change makers and visionary artists for a multi-dimensional celebration of indomitable spirit. Mountainfilm, which includes interactive talks, free community events, a gallery walk, outdoor programming and presentations, aims to inspire audiences to action on worthy causes.

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June 2020

Cine Gear Expo

June 4 - June 7
Hollywood, CA

Since 1996, Cine Gear Expo has grown to become the premier event for the technology, entertainment and media industry. Created by industry insiders, Cine Gear Expo focuses on the needs of the community and draws the most dedicated specialists from all major department including Digital Media, Film, Entertainment, Post Production, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Government and Military, Sports, Live Events, the Academic World and more. Unique in concept, Cine Gear Expo offers artists and technicians the opportunity to discover state-of-the-art…

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BZN International Film Festival

June 11 - June 14
Bozeman, MT

Join us for a four-day event celebrating independent filmmaking, creative expression, and emerging and established voices. The BZN International Film Festival showcases films that educate, encourage and inspire audiences to get involved and take action to protect our planet. Over 70 films will screen at various theaters throughout downtown Bozeman, Montana, complemented by a rich slate of Q & A sessions, panel discussions, community-wide events and parties. Additional events include the Opening Film and Reception on Thursday, Family Free Night…

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Edinburgh International Film Festival

June 17 - June 28
Edinburgh, Scotland

Inaugurated in 1947, the same year as the Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival is the world's longest continually-running film festival. With an emphasis upon new talent, discovery and innovation, EIFF’s vibrant programme of films and events combines a commitment to audiences with a strong ongoing stake in the development of the UK and Scottish film industries.

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Covellite International Film Festival (CIFF)

June 19 - June 23
Butte, MT MT United States + Google Map

Workshops, forums, live music, and special events with some of the most exciting independent films from around the world - bringing international films to southwest Montana.

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August 2020

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF)

August 6 - August 23
Melbourne, Australia

MIFF is a not-for-profit organisation that has been continuously running since 1952, making it the leading film festival in Australia and one of the world’s oldest film festivals, alongside Cannes and Berlin. Presenting a curated global program of innovative screen experiences and the world’s largest showcase of exceptional Australian filmmaking, MIFF is an accessible, iconic cultural event that provides transformative experiences for audiences and filmmakers alike. MIFF is an Australian cultural icon which has had an essential role in putting…

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Venice Film Festival

August 26 - September 5
Venice, Italy Italy

The Venice Film Festival or Venice International Film Festival is the oldest film festival in the world and one of the "Big Three" film festivals, alongside the Cannes Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival.

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September 2020

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

September 10 - September 20
Toronto, Canada Canada

Starting out in 1976 as a collection of films from other festivals — a "festival of festivals" — the Toronto International Film Festival has become one of the most beloved cinematic events in the world, universally regarded as an ideal platform for filmmakers to launch their careers and to premiere their new work. The Festival has been described as "the most important film festival in the world — the largest, the most influential, the most inclusive."

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EQUUS International Film Festival

September 10 - September 12
Dillon, MT

EQUUS INTERNATIONAL is the premier venue for equine film, television and alt-media. One of the world's first all equine film festivals, EIFF's mission is education and understanding to enhance the equine/human, to raise awareness of equine issues, to promote equine welfare, and to celebrate those who tell the stories of the equine arena. From documentaries to narrative features, music videos to training films, EIFF features the wide array of programming now being made with an equine focus.

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Oregon Independent Film Festival

September 15 - September 30
Portland & Eugene, OR

The Oregon Independent Film Fest features over 70 films, from 11 countries, culminating with special screenings, celebrations & events to be held in Portland, Oregon. The Oregon Independent Film Festival holds screenings in cities across the great state of Oregon, including Portland / Eugene / Bend and more. Concluding with a week of ceremonies, premieres, press events, and movie screenings in Portland, where our Oregon Film Society honors the best independent films of the past year. Fans of cinema are…

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AFCI Cineposium

September 16 - September 19
Buffalo, NY

The only global conference led by screen industry experts which brings Film Commissions and industry leaders together to discuss hot-button topics around creativity, policy and economic development. Complimentary transport from Toronto International Film Festival to Buffalo Niagara will be provided on the afternoon of Tuesday September 15th. Return transport will also be provided the morning of Sunday September 20th. AFCI’s 44th Cineposium will be held in Buffalo Niagara Falls, from 16th to 19th September 2020 and is co-presented by AFCI and the…

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Montana International Film Festival (MINT)

September 17 - September 20
Billings, MT

MINT derives its name from Montana International, and it is a 5-day film festival located in Billings, Montana. MINT is organized by filmmakers for filmmakers. The festival experience drives everything we do. We are collaborating with industry professionals to bring new ideas and strategy to redefine what a world-class film festival could be. Our mission is to connect people through film from around the world. We accomplish this by focusing on the following: Curate a film program that showcases films…

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South Dakota Film Festival (SDFF)

September 17 - September 20
Aberdeen, SD

SDFF was started in 2007 to acknowledge films made by filmmakers from the Great Plains region (SD, MN, ND, IA, WY, MT, and NE) or films shot in the Great Plains region. However, regional consideration is only one of many factors considered in the final draw of films chosen to be “Official Selections”. While we try to emphasize great films from the Great Plains, that is not the primary focus. The goal of the South Dakota Film Festival is to…

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Story Expo

September 25 - September 27
Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
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The world’s biggest conference of writers and storytellers from all mediums – screenwriters, TV writers, novelists, filmmakers, gamers, journalists, graphic novelists, actors, business people, comic book writers and more. Featuring world-renowned speakers, almost a hundred classes and exhibitors, Story Expo covers all aspects of story and writing – from craft to business to pitching to career. Learn how and where your story is best told to achieve its greatest success both financially and creatively. Take control of your stories by…

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Jackson Wild Summit

September 28 - October 2
Neusiedler See-Seewinkel National Park, Austria

Formerly the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival & Conservation Summit, the Jackson Wild Summit is an extraordinary convening where collaboration and innovation thrive, ideas are launched, and strategic partnerships are forged. Cross-discipline conversations on the critical issues facing our planet set the stage for strategic partnerships that happen nowhere else, as participants work together to address critical conservation and environmental challenges.

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October 2020

Fargo Fantastic Film Festival

October 15 - October 18
Fargo, ND

The Fargo Fantastic Film Festival is the film festival that celebrates film, video and other media in science fiction, fantasy, horror, adventure, thrillers and all other fun genres! It exists to showcase the ambitious and creative independent filmmaker. To make a good genre film takes real creativity, craftsmanship and yes, artistic merit. We show professional and amateur productions as both can learn from the other.

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FESTERFEST

October 29 - October 31
Covellite Theater, 215 W Broadway Street
Butte, MT 59701
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Due to the overwhelming demand and submissions of horror & horror-based comedies within the Covellite International Film Festival – we figured let’s just do something proper. We will be judging (a qualified panel of industry) & selecting as well as awarding each movie with Double-Features and Midnight Screenings of the most hair-raising, bone-chilling, blood splattering mayhem we can source, in a town where everybody has a ghost story. FESTERFEST will take place between October 29-31, 2020 at The Covellite Theater…

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