On Film Festivals - Part 3
This is not a definitive list. This is something I've been able to cull together over the years. Some fests are no-brainers because you've heard of them, others may be deep-cuts or b-sides worth checking in to. Above all, before submitting to any festival take the time to consider everything I said in Parts One & Two of this blog.
*** = Personal Favorite because they take care of the filmmakers and provide more than just screenings. Could be cash prizes, educational panels, receptions, meals or free booze...
Cannes FF Shorts - you can enter "in competition" or "out of competition"
SHORTS/ FEATURES/ AND MORE
NOT QUITE BIG 4, BUT BIG (INTERNATIONAL)
BEST OF THE REST (US)
New Directors (NY)
Washington West (D.C.) ***
BEST OF THE REST (INTERNATIONAL)
deadCenter (Oklahoma) ***
Hollyshorts (Los Angeles) ***
Fantastic Fest (Austin TX)
Outfest (Los Angeles)
ReelAbililties (NYC + More) ***
Picture This Film Festival (Calgary CAN) ***
Focus on Ability (Australia)***
Sprout Film Festival (Touring) ***
Cinema Touching Disability (Austin Tx)
DOCUMENTARIRES (many of the above accept doc's but these specialize in them)