Film Festivals & Events

We sponsor and attend (during non-pandemics) film festivals, conferences, and industry events all over the country (with the occasional trek overseas) to support independent filmmakers, promote SAG-AFTRA low-budget projects, and host special events. Scroll down to see if we’ll be heading to your town soon. Don’t be afraid to say hi (…or buy us a drink)!

Schedule and attendance subject to change.

 

JULY 2021

Cannes Film Festival
Cannes, France
July 6 – 17
Sponsored Program: The American Pavilion »

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Panel – Independent Feature Film with Leigh Kittay
July 16

 

AUGUST 2021

Sundance Creative Producing Summit
Aug 2 – 5

Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival
Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Aug 6 – 14

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles InFocus: Disability
Aug 7

Film Independent Project Involve Showcase
Aug 10 – 11

Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
Aug 13 – 22

BronzeLens Film Festival
Aug 17 – 22
Sponsored Event, Aug 20: SAGindie Low-Budget Film Contract Workshop »

Sidewalk Stowe Story Labs
Aug 25 – 28

 

SEPTEMBER 2021

Dances With Films
Los Angeles, CA
Aug 26 – Sept 12
Sponsored Event, Sept 7: Diversity & Inclusion Panel »

SAGindie Virtual Workshop – Low Budget Contracts Made Easy
Sept 17

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Panel – Film & Television Development and Packaging
Sept 17

Gotham Week
Sept 19 – 24
Sponsored Programming: Sept 19 Panels / Conversation on Creativity: Janicza Bravo & Joi McMillon »

HollyShorts Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
Sept 23 – Oct 1
Sponsored Programming, Sept 24: SAGindie Block »
Sponsored Event, Sept 25: A Fireside Chat with S. Epatha Merkerson and Yolonda Ross »

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
Sept 23 – Oct 2

 

OCTOBER 2021

Wāhine in Film Lab
Oct 1

Chicago International Film Festival
Chicago, IL
Oct 13 – 24
Sponsored Program, Oct 14-17: Industry Days »
Sponsored Event, Oct 16: Panel – How to Make Crews and the Industry More Inclusive? »

Gotham New Voices! Reading Series
Oct 18

SCAD Savannah Film Festival
Savannah, GA
Oct 23 – 30
Sponsored Event, Oct 29: Wonder Women – Producers »

 

NOVEMBER 2021

Denver Film Festival
Denver, CO
Nov 3 – 14
Sponsored Screening: TAHARA »

Stowe Palm Springs Writers’ Retreat
Palm Springs, CA
Nov 5 – 9

New Orleans Film Festival
Nov 5 – 21

AFI Fest
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 10 – 14
Sponsored Screening, Nov 14: JOCKEY »

Cucalorus Festival
Wilmington, NC
Nov 10 – 14

SAGindie Virtual Workshop – Low Budget Contracts Made Easy
Nov 12

LA Skins Fest
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 16 – 21

Film Independent IndieLink: Composers
Nov 23

The Gotham Awards
New York, NY
Nov 29
Read more on our indieBlog »

Film Independent Producers at the Table
Nov 29 – Dec 3

 

DECEMBER 2021

NL Media Music in LA: Mixing and Matching Independent Music & Film Makers
Dec 2

 

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