These are independent film festivals that remain independent while delivering large scale events that are consistently captivating, year after year. Here’s seven such indie film festivals who are doing the best work on the smallest budgets.
In its 21st year, the American Black Film Festival begins today in Miami Beach, Florida. The festival – which brings together the nation’s largest gathering of black film and TV enthusiasts – has probably never come at a more appropriate time.
The Raindance Film Festival is one of the oldest and most respected fests on the circuit. Currently, Raindance is running a movie pitching contest with free entering, which anyone can submit to with as many pitches as they’d like. The only limitation is the number
Since launching in 1995, the North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival has featured a diverse array of shorts, documentaries, and feature films, celebrating a worldwide glimpse of today’s gay, lesbian and transgender life while helping to bring the community together.
It’s been ten years since John Simons launched Comicpalooza as a one-day event in the lobby of Houston’s Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. However, the event has steadily grown over the years into what it is today – the biggest and most popular fan convention in Texas
Providing a cinematic journey of LGBTQI lives, culture, and identity, each year Out on Film assembles a selection of films that attempt to capture just what it means to be queer in contemporary society in often challenging and captivating ways.
Female filmmakers, this one’s for you! It’s little under two months until the Female Eye Film Festival kicks off – a competitive event dedicated to illuminating the best of debut, emerging, and established female filmmakers from around the globe.
Now in its seventh year, Oakland’s Brief Erotic Short Film Competition offers a liberating celebration of sex positivity by exploring the limits of erotic filmmaking in short, sharp bursts. Ready for a whole new meaning on the word "quickie"?
After a burst of inspiration at the Edmonton International Film Festival where Reel Shorts founder Terry Scerbak felt compelled to share some of the phenomenal short films she saw, Reel Shorts was born.
Founded in 2001, Shriekfest is the City of Angel’s longest running genre event of its kind and in 2017, it expanded to include an Orlando festival location. Film Daily caught up with director Denise Gossett, who founded the festival after starring in the horror movie