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August 2018

Telluride Film Festival

August 31, 2018 - September 3, 2018
telluride Telluride, CO 81435 United States + Google Map

Four days of total cinematic immersion. Embarking on a viewing odyssey, blissfully spending entire days in flickering dark rooms.

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September 2018

Boise Film Festival

September 14, 2018 - September 16, 2018
Boise, ID Boise, ID 83702 United States + Google Map

Providing a platform for film in Idaho by hosting an annual stage for local, national, and international films and filmmakers of all ages in addition to year-round programing.

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Calgary International Film Festival

September 19, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Unnamed Venue Calgary, Alberta Canada + Google Map

The Calgary International Film Festival is a 12-day showcase running September 19 - 30, 2018. Choose from 178 multi-genre feature and short films from Canada and around the world. The festival hosts gala events, screenings, special presentations, and a Behind the Screen series that emphasizes unique and exciting ways for filmmakers and fans to interact.

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September 2019

Oregon Independent Film Festival

September 18 - September 25
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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Raindance

September 18 - September 29
London London, United Kingdom

Raindance is dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film around the world. Based in the heart of London, Raindance combines Raindance Film Festival, training courses — which are offered throughout the year at our 10 international hubs — and the British Independent Film Awards. The organisation was founded in 1992 by Elliot Grove as a thought experiment: can you make a film with no money, no training and no experience? The first Raindance event was a masterclass with Dov Simens held in…

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Montana International Film Festival (MINT)

September 19 - September 23
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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Jackson Wild Summit

September 21 - September 27
Jackson Hole, WY

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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South Dakota Film Festival (SDFF)

September 26 - September 29
Capitol Theater, 415 S Main Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401
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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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Fargo Fantastic Film Festival

September 26 - September 28
Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway N
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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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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New York Film Festival (NYFF)

September 27 - October 13
New York, NY United States

As always, this major annual film event—a centerpiece of New York culture since 1963—will introduce the most essential new cinematic works from around the world to U.S. audiences in its Main Slate. NYFF will also continue to feature a variety of titles in different sections and sidebars, including Spotlight on Documentary, newly rejuvenated classics in Restorations and Revivals, a diverse selection of international and locally made Shorts, the ever-expanding experimental showcase Projections, and the immersive storytelling experiences of the cutting-edge…

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October 2019

BFI London Film Festival

October 2 - October 13
London London, United Kingdom

With cooperation from the British Film Institute, it screens more than 300 films, documentaries, and shorts from approximately 50 countries.

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Montana Film Festival (MTFF)

October 3 - October 6
Roxy Theater, 718 S Higgins Ave
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
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Montana Film Festival is a respite from the market and industry of film festivals. We celebrate and highlight emergent talents and new points of view, importing perspective and representation into our community. We hold high the virtues of social communion around film and the relationships created through filmmaking, with special celebration of Montana's growing film community. Founded within the heart of a non-profit cinema, our highest aim is to enrich our audiences through the art and craft of independent narrative…

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Tacoma Film Festival (TFF)

October 3 - October 10
The Grand Cinema, 606 Fawcett Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
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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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American Conservation Film Festival

October 4 - October 6
Shepherdstown, WV

The American Conservation Film Festival was created by a group of volunteers who shared both a devotion to film arts and a commitment to conservation. They also shared the belief that attitudes about the environment are shaped by our experiences in it and that people and their cultures are an essential part of Earth’s biosphere. The venture started and has remained in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, the location of two partners who have provided the venues for ACFF films since the Festival’s founding in 2003:  the…

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Ellensburg Film Festival

October 4 - October 6
Ellensburg, WA

We are a three day arts event that draws film lovers from throughout the northwest and other regions to the Kittitas Valley in Central Washington State each year.  We seek a variety of films including national and international features, shorts and documentaries.  We have a special interest in our regional film makers.

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Cine Gear Expo

October 4 - October 5
Fayetteville, GA

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…

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NashFilm Creators Conference

October 4 - October 5
Nashville, TN

The NashFilm Creators Conference combines professional development of a conference with the kinetic energy of a festival. Sessions include intimate conversations and diverse panels covering a range of topics within this ever-changing medium.  With Nashville’s unique musical footprint, we will also take a deep dive into how music and film work hand in hand telling compelling stories across multiple platforms. The NashFilm Creators Conference at this year’s 50th Anniversary of the Nashville Film Festival is an annual event where creative minded people…

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BendFilm Festival

October 10 - October 13
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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Sea of Shadows: Bozeman Doc Series

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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HATCH Montana

October 13 - October 17
Mountain Sky Guest Ranch, 480 Big Creek Road
Emigrant, MT 59027 United States
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HATCH is a community, movement, and a series of experiences designed to ACTIVATE CREATIVITY to HATCH a better world. Since 2003, HATCH experience is a four day annual retreat meets summit offered to 100 of the most provocative innovators, inventors, and cultural catalysts, across a wide range of disciplines. Attendees who are invited each year cover a wide swath of humanity - Oscar-winning filmmakers, Grammy-winning Musicians, CEO’s and Founders of diverse companies and non- profits, designers from IDEO, NASA, Google,…

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Portland Film Festival (PDXFF)

October 14 - October 20
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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NAB Show New York

October 16 - October 17
New York, NY United States

Media masters, entertainment elite, creative connoisseurs—join us this fall to demo new products, make new connections and learn the industry skills needed for what lies ahead. 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…

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Margaret Mead Film Festival

October 17 - October 20
American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
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The Margaret Mead Film Festival features documentary films, shorts, and other media that increase our understanding of the complexity and diversity of peoples and cultures around the world. Inspired by anthropologist Margaret Mead's groundbreaking use of film and photography, the Mead celebrates ever-changing modes of storytelling, new technologies, and increased access to communities near and far while presenting the best in non-fiction film and hybrid works. Hundreds of filmmakers and scholars, thousands of moviegoers, and more than 40 international nonfiction…

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Idaho Horror Film Festival

October 17 - October 19
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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One Heart Film Festival

October 18 - October 20
Spokane, WA

The mission of One Heart Native Arts & Film Festival is to share and showcase innovative, compelling, and empowering stories from Native perspectives through film, art, and music, celebrating the diversity and vitality of contemporary Native culture in our community today. The Inland Northwest is home to a rich community of Native American artists, writers, filmmakers, and musicians. One Heart Native Arts & Film Festival celebrates their collective contributions to the cultural life of the region with a two-day festival…

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Eastern Oregon Film Festival (EOFF)

October 24 - October 26
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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Bozeman Doc Series

October 24
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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Austin Film Festival & Writer’s Conference

October 24 - October 31
Austin, TX

Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of storytelling by inspiring and championing the work of writers, filmmakers, and all artists who use written and visual language to tell a story. Admit it. Writers are sexy. Writers are dope. Writers buy pain and sell it as hope. And that, my friend, is how all stories find a heartbeat. Want to know more about how that formula works? Well, we’ve got a Film Festival & Writers Conference down here in Austin that will get…

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American Indian Film Festival

October 26 - November 2
San Francisco, CA

The American Indian Film Institute is the premiere Native American media and cultural arts exposition in the West Coast and its annual film festival is the world’s oldest forum dedicated to Native American cinema. Each year the American Indian Film Festival®aims to provide a diverse audience of people from all nations, multi-generational, and local community with a passion for film and interest in Native people and life, and opportunity to meet, explore, experience and honor all those involved in the…

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Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival

October 26 - November 3
Banff, Alberta, Canada

Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival takes place each fall in Banff, Alberta. Don’t miss nine epic days filled with stories of remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe. The 2018-2019 World Tour is on the road in over 550 locations and 40 countries bringing audience favorites and special tour edits to a location near you.

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New York Film Conference

October 29
New York, NY United States

The annual New York Film Conference is designed as a gathering point for filmmakers and executives working in the film, tv, series and new media professions to share insight into creating meaningful and financially successful projects that resonate globally. The New York Film Conference presents an opportunity for film, TV, series and media professionals in a variety of roles across organizations (and experienced freelance filmmakers) to come together and share insight around industry and production trends they’re experiencing today. Speakers…

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November 2019

Red Nation International Film Festival

November 1 - November 14
Los Angeles, CA

Red Nation International Film Festival™ (RNIFF) The Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema™ is dedicated to breaking the barrier of racism by successfully replacing American Indian stereotype with recognition, new vision, arts, culture and economic prosperity by placing American Indian Filmmakers at the forefront of the entertainment industry and to introduce American Indian Filmmakers to larger, global mainstream audiences while championing Native Women in Film & Television and giving voice and inspiring native youth with our dedicated program Native Youth Matter™…

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American Film Market

November 6 - November 13
Santa Monica, CA

The American Film Market (AFM) is the most efficient film acquisition, development and networking event in the world. Unlike a festival, AFM is a marketplace where production and distribution deals are closed. More than US$1 billion in deals are sealed every year — on both completed films and those in every stage of development and production. Over 7,000 industry professionals from more than 70 countries converge in Santa Monica every November. They include acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors,…

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Bozeman Doc Series

November 7
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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Produced By Conference

November 9
Florence Gould Hall, 55 E 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
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A one-day conference for producers, by producers. Gain producing insights from award-winning filmmakers and leading executives in film and television while networking with your peers. The Event for Mid- to Senior-Level Producers. A one-day gathering of the best and brightest from the film, TV and digital media industries. Get an insider’s view into how award-winning projects go from conception to reality. Hear firsthand stories about the role of the producer and the production process. For the first time, Produced By:…

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Bozeman Doc Series

November 21
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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