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September 2020

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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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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Calgary International Film Festival

September 23 - October 4
Calgary, Alberta, Canada Canada

Going into its 21st year, the 12-day Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) has grown to be the biggest film festival in Alberta and the sixth largest in Canada. Offering over $20,000 in cash and prizes, the festival awards outstanding films selected by the audience and esteemed juries. Showcasing an average of 200 short and feature length multi-genre films, from Canada and around the world, CIFF is a qualifying, accredited festival for the Academy Awards® and the Canadian Screen Awards.

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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

BendFilm Festival

October 8 - October 11
Bend, OR

BendFilm is an independent Oregon film festival in the truest sense–rugged, brilliant, daring, adventurous, fun and engaging. Located in the wondrous mountain town of Bend, OR, we have been showcasing some of the best independent films in the Pacific Northwest and beyond for 15 years. BendFilm is an imaginative and thought-provoking film festival that should not be overlooked–it is intimate, allowing you immediate access to the next best filmmaker. If you are an indie film advocate or are just looking…

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Idaho Horror Film Festival

October 8 - October 11
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W Main Street
Boise, ID 83702
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The Idaho Horror Film Festival is Idaho's first and longest-running horror film festival. Every year, the festival attracts the latest & best genre films from around the world and attendees from all over the country for an incredible gathering of film fans in beautiful Downtown Boise, Idaho. For three packed days, experience an eclectic mix of horror, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, sci-fi and dark comedy in Boise's historic (and haunted) Egyptian Theatre. The festival line-up offers more than 60 short…

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Tacoma Film Festival (TFF)

October 8 - October 15
Tacoma, WA

TFF celebrates excellence in the art of film, offering a lively and empowering network of resources in service to our city, the Pacific Northwest, and the independent film world. Established in 2006, the Tacoma Film Festival has developed from small regional festival to a welcoming, interactive haven for regional and international filmmakers, industry professionals, students, fans, critics, and creative entrepreneurs. TFF centers artists and their stories, honoring the contributions of filmmakers as leaders, and building community from a foundation of…

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Portland Film Festival (PDXFF)

October 12 - October 18
Portland, OR

Portland Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing filmmakers and audiences, and to celebrating the power of a good story.  The festival focuses on the people, ideas, technology, skills and artistry behind filmmaking and provides both entertaining and educational opportunities to the public.  The festival is anchored with outdoor screenings, offering its filmmakers one of the largest audiences available on the West Coast. PDXFF is Portland Oregon’s largest film festival by filmmakers for filmmakers. It was named “one…

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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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Eastern Oregon Film Festival (EOFF)

October 22 - October 24
La Grande, OR

Eastern Oregon Film Festival is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a cinematic experience in Eastern Oregon that promotes discovery, entertainment, and education via artistic exhibition and viewership. Through the mediums of independent film and music, we aim to enrich and expand the cultural experience within our community. Eastern Oregon Film Festival was formed in 2009 by Ian Clark and Mike Surber. The first edition was a quaint, two-day event held in a pop-up space downtown. Ian organized a…

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Ellensburg Film Festival

October 24
Ellensburg, WA

The 2020 Ellensburg Film Festival (EFF) will celebrate females in film on Saturday, October 24, 2020. Honoring the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, this year's Festival will emphasize films advancing the cause of gender equality.

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