Women's Film Festivals
Gay & Lesbian
Fiction Specialty Film
Online Distribution Platforms
New York Media
International Sales Agents
Women's Film Festivals
Athena Film Festival
Bird's Eye View Fest(UK)
Bitmap Black Women Film
Blue Stocking Film Series
Davis Feminist FF
Elles Tournent Women’s Festival
Etheria Film Night
Everett Women's Film Festival
Female Eye Film Festival
Femcine: Festival Cine de Mujeres
Films De Femmes
Freiburger Lesben Filmtage
Fusion Film Festival
High Falls Film Festival
IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival
Image Of Black Women Film Festival
Internationales Frauen FF
International Film Festival
International Black Women’s Film Festival
L'Origine Del Mondo
LA Femme FF
Lady Filmmakers Film Festival
London Feminist Film Festival
London Lesbian Film Festival
Margaret Mead FF/NY
Michigan Womyn's Music Festival
Moondance International Film Festival
Mostra Internacional Films de Dones
Mujeres en Foco
Mumbai Women's International FF
Paris International Lesbian and Feminist FF
The Portland Women’s Film Festival
Post Alley Film Festival
Reel Affirmations: Washington DC's International LGBT Film
Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival
Sarasota Film Festival
Season Film Festival
Through Women's Eyes FF
Tricky Women: Animation FF
United Nations Association Film Festival
Women + Film VOICES FF
Women's Film Festival (Brattleboro, VT)
Women's International Film and Arts Festival
Women in Film & Television (Vancouver)
Women of African Descent Film Festival
Gay & Lesbian Film Festivals
Adam Baran Honolulu Gay And Lesbian Film Festival
Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival
Boston Gay & Lesbian Film/Video Festival
Cineffable- Paris Lesbian Film Festival
Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Fairy Tales Intl. Queer Film & Video Festival
Festival Du Film Gay Et Lesbien De Bruxelles
Freiburger Lesbenfilmtage E.V.
Gay/Lesbian Film Festival
Image+Nation, Montreal's Queer Film Festival
Image Out: The Rochester Lesbian And Gay Film Festival
Immaginaria Internaltional Lesbian Film Festival
Inside Out Film Festival (Toronto)
Lesben Film Festival Berlin
Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage Hamburg
London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Mardi Gras Film Festival
Melbourne Queer Film Festival
Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Mix: New York Lesbian & Gay Experimental Film/Video
North Carolina Gay/Lesbian Film Festival
The New Festival - The New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Ohio Lesbian Festival
Out On Film Festival Atlanta's Gay And Lesbian Film
Outfest: The Los Angeles Gay And Lesbian Film Festival
Out Takes: L/G Film Festival (Dallas)
Philadelphia Intl. Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Pittsburgh International Lesbian And Gay Film Festival
Portland Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Q Cinema: Fort Worth's Gay & Lesbian International Film
Reel Affirmations: Washington DC's International LGBT Film Festival
San Francisco International Lesbian/Gay Film Festival
Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Tampa International Gay And Lesbian Film Festival
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Additional Film Festival Lists
Jewish Film Festivals
Arab Film Distribution
Arab Film Distribution provides
American and Canadian theaters, universities, colleges,
museums and media centers with Arab films of high artistic
and educational value.
distribution company seeking films with strong potential in
the competitive market place. Primarily works with feature
films, recent examples include Afterlife and
ArtMattan Productions distributes films that focus on the
human experience of black people in Africa, the Caribbean,
North and South America and Europe.
An environmental right film
company that exposes many excellent environmental and
anti-nuke films that have been under-viewed because of their
California Newsreel has over the years focused on developing
media and audiences in order to broaden and deepen the
discussion of selected social issues.
Cambridge Documentary Films, Inc.
Cambridge Documentary Film distributes social issue
documentary work to colleges, universities, churches,
business organizations, community and religious groups, and
individuals around the world.
Canadian Filmmaker Resource
Canada’s oldest artist-run organization is a prime
disseminator of experimental, gay, and lesbian titles from
around the world.
One of the world's leading
distributors of experimental and independent film, Canyon is
an artist-run organization dedicated to the support,
promotion, distribution and preservation of motion picture
film as an art form.
The Cinema Guild
A for-profit distributor of nearly 500 titles
representing a wide variety of independently produced films
and videos, documentary and fiction, features and shorts, in
all markets, including theatrical, semi-theatrical,
television and home video.
Collective Eye Films
Collective Eye is an educational film distribution
company which represents compelling films that build bridges between cultures
and provide unique perspectives by exploring the untold stories of our time.
Electronic Arts Intermix
for art videos and alternative media, EAI's collection spans
an eclectic range of genres, styles, and themes, from
performance-based and conceptual works to experimental
narratives and CD-ROM projects.
Facets Multimedia, Inc.
Facets Multimedia is an arts organization based in Chicago,
Illinois. Facets also has the world’s largest and most
unique collection of foreign, classic American, independent,
experimental, documentary, cult, fine arts, and children’s
videos and DVDs.
Films for the Humanities and
The largest distributor of videos and CD-ROMs to schools,
colleges, and libraries in North America. Represents every
genre and style, but primary focus is documentaries.
First Run/Icarus Films, Inc
Distributors of documentary film and video in the U.S.
and Canada, with a primary focus on non-theatrical markets. Took on the Fanlight collection
of films on health issues a number of years ago.
Frameline’s mission is to support, develop, and promote lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender, and queer visibility through media arts.
Media Education Foundation
Education Foundation produces and distributes documentary films and other
educational resources to inspire critical thinking about the social,
political, and cultural impact of American mass media.
International provides film, video and digital art to the International
Microcinema Network, a syndicate of exhibition venues that program unique
media in alternative venues around the world.
The Milestone Film and Video collection ranges
from the earliest days of cinema, to the golden age of the silents, to the
postwar foreign film renaissance, to the new America independent features,
documentaries and foreign films.
New Day Films
A national distribution cooperative of independent
filmmakers making social issue films. Primarily work with colleges and
universities, libraries, high schools, and community groups.
and producers of videos made with kids. Specialize in videos on geography,
video production, health and guidance issues for K-12 schools.
Paper Tiger Television
A weekly public access series that analyzes and critiques issues involving
media, culture, and politics.
The home video arm of PBS promotes PBD programming via direct-to-consumer
distribution services that include: shopPBS, the PBS Home Video catalog,
on-air direct response sales, and third-party catalog and special market
Phoenix Learning Group
The Phoenix Film and Video media library contains over 5,500 educational
videos plus DVDs, CD-ROMs. Laserdiscs, and multi-media programs for K-12
schools, colleges and universities, public libraries, museums, business &
industry, staff development and other specialized markets.
distributor of films and TV focusing solely on programs that promote
positive values and/or are family-friendly.
Seventh Art Releasing
distributor with a video label and a full-time world sales unit, working
mostly in docs.
distribution company that handles shorts and feature films, especially those
with lesbian and gay themes.
SubCine is an artist-run and artist-owned collective
of Latino issue film and video makers.
Third World Newsreel
A nonprofit media arts
organization that fosters the creation and dissemination of independent film
and video made by and about people of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural
backgrounds. Also work with social justice media.
Video Data Bank
A nonprofit that has assembled and distributes one of the
largest collections of videos by and about artists to museums, galleries,
alternative spaces, festivals, and in curricular programming.
A distribution system for media works by artists and
independents, strongly committed to the medium of video and media
Women Make Movies
The world's largest distributor of films by and about
women, is a non-profit feminist, multicultural media organization which
provides services to both the producers and users of media by and about
1988, Zeitgeist Films has accumulated a collection of the best international
cinema by working with the most talented and innovative filmmakers in the
world. Zeitgeist Films is a North American independent film
distribution company based in New York.
Focus Features is a motion picture production, financing,
and worldwide distribution company committed to bringing
moviegoers the most original stories from the world’s most
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Fox Searchlight Pictures (a division of Fox Entertainment Group, Inc.) is principally engaged in the development, production and worldwide distribution of feature films and television programs, television broadcasting and cable network programming.
Sony Pictures Classics
Sony Pictures Classics is an autonomous company of Sony Pictures Entertainment that acquires, produces and distributes independent films from around the world.
BitTorrent Film Distribution
Vimeo on Demand
The Brooklyn Arts Council
A service organization dedicated to helping artists, arts
organizations, and community groups promote and sustain the arts.
It provides grants, resources, referrals, networking opportunities, and
Downtown Community Television
An independent non-profit media center that provides public access
to the electronic media arts with an emphasis on helping marginalized
communities that could not otherwise afford a media arts education,
providing at-cost classes as well as the most advanced cameras and
editing systems available.
Experimental Television Center
The Center’s mission is to support the creation of work using new
technology by providing space, time, and funding to artists as well as
to encourage informed appreciation of media art by supporting it’s
A non-profit movie house for
independent premieres and
Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center
An art center and exhibition space located in Buffalo, Hallwalls mission
is to bring the newest and most challenging work in the contemporary
arts, including experimental film, video art, activism, and documentary
film, to the interested public.
A non-profit organization that cultivates artistic talent through
electronic technologies. Harvestworks programs provide the artist with
production studios, grant opportunities, education, communal lab
practice, and distribution.
Harlem Arts Alliance
Harlem Arts Alliance (HAA) is a not-for-profit arts service organization
committed to nurturing the artistic growth and the development of artists and
arts organizations based primarily in Harlem and its surrounding communities.
A multi-disciplinary presenting organization that provides visionary
artists with much needed technical, artistic, and administrative
resources for performances and exhibitions.
Millennium Film Workshop
A non-profit organization offering various programs and services such as
filmmaking workshops and equipment access, which includes facilities for
editing, screening and shooting, as well as continuously presenting on
going film-talks and screenings. (New York)
New York Film and Video Council
A non-profit organization that provides the opportunity for a
diverse cross-section of the New York media community to view new works,
discuss major issues confronting the field, encounter new technologies,
meet visiting producers, and share resources..
New York Foundation for the Arts
NYFA serves individual artists, promotes their freedom to develop and
create, and provides the broader public with opportunities to experience
and understand their work.
New York Women in Film and
A non profit membership
organization dedicated to helping women reach the highest levels of
achievement in film, television and other moving-image media industries,
and to promoting equity for women in these industries.
A full service video and film production firm.
Specialize in documentaries and magazine format programming as well as
award wining travel documentaries across the globe.
A grassroots, non-profit media arts center, dedicated to promoting
and supporting film, video, computer, digital, and audio art through
providing low-cost access to video and film equipment rental, editing
suites, workshops, and screenings of independent and avant-garde film
The Standby Program allows
artists and independent producers access to the highest
quality post production facilities available. Services
include editing, audio post production, DVD authoring,
duplication and conversions, preservation restoration, film
processing and film to tape.
Third World Newsreel
An alternative media arts organization committed to the creation and
appreciation of independent and social issue media by and about people
of color, and the peoples of developing countries around the world.
Provides distribution, fiscal sponsorship and workshops.
Visual Studies Workshop
A center for media studies, including photography, visual books,
digital imaging, film, and video. Artists residencies, access programs, and internships make
the facilities available for the production of artworks and for
Regional Media Organizations
911 Media Arts Center
A Media Arts Center that supports the expressive use of innovative
media tools by providing the access, training, and environment needed to
create/exhibit works of enduring merit and artistic excellence.
Atlanta Film Festival 365
Atlanta Film Festival 365 (ATLFF365) is a membership-based 501(c)(3) arts
non-profit with a mission to lead the community in creative and cultural
discovery through the moving image. ATLFF365 presents a diverse slate of
year-round offerings for film-lovers, filmmakers, and established & emerging
industry professionals. Year round programs—screenings, events, discussions,
workshops, panels, and educational activities, coupled with an interactive
website, and engaged social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIN &
more)—provide a forum for building the community of film lovers and film
supporters. (Atlanta, GA)
Austin Cinemaker Co-op
A non-profit film
resource center, the Austin Cinemaker Co-op offers a variety of
educational workshops, low-cost super 8 film equipment rental and film
festivals throughout the year. (Austin, TX)
Bay Area Video Coalition
BAVC is the largest and most advanced independent media arts center
in the country, providing workshops, training programs, equipment
rental, editing suites, and tape preservation. (San Francisco, CA)
Community Art Center-Teen Media
The Teen Media Program offers production, promotion and distribution
facilities for teens from the Cambridge area through mentoring, video
training, media literacy courses and access to equipment. (Cambridge,
Filmmakers is a non-profit media arts organization that promotes
opportunities for artists to create video and film media of social and
political impact that will offer audiences images different from the
ones reflected in the mainstream sphere by providing equipment access,
classes, lectures and seminars, internships, outreach programs,
production classes and workshops. (Chicago, IL)
Film North is a
non-profit arts organization that encourages the diversity and quality
of independent media production by providing media artist services,
workshops, internships, consultations, exhibitions and access to
facilities and equipment. (Minneapolis, MN)
Grand Rapids Community Media Center
Community Media Center offers tools and training in media through consultations, lecture
series, workshops and internship programs. (Grand Rapids, MI)
A nationally recognized organization that fosters dialogue between
cultures through art, providing educational opportunities to youth and
artists that provide participants with the artistic means to create
dialogue. (Minneapolis, MN)
James River Film Society
A non-profit organization promoting and supporting media artists
by offering information, resources, classes and workshops, equipment
access and public screenings. (Richmond, VA)
A non-profit training and resource center for media workers,
community organizations, and political activists. (San Francisco, CA)
Media Arts Center of Orange
The Media Arts Center of Orange offers professional, state-of-the-art video
editing facilities, website design, DVD authoring and duplication services,
software development, package design. (Orange, CT)
Nebraska Independent Film Projects
NIFP’s mission is to bring diversity to film, television and web
audiences through the support of Nebraska's independent filmmakers and
media artists. NIFP supports film projects, acts as an advocate
for filmmakers, and offers educational opportunities to filmmakers.
New Orleans Video Access Center
NOVAC’s mission is to foster the creation and appreciation of
independent, non-commercial video by offering low-cost access to
facilities, workshops, newsletters, consulting, projection, script
assistance, production, and post production services and fiscal
sponsorships. (New Orleans, LA)
Northwest Film Center
Founded to encourage the study, appreciation and utilization of the
moving image and to foster artistic excellence in the discipline,
though providing a variety of film and video exhibitions and education
programs. (Portland, OR)
Philadelphia Film Office
Filmmakers serves artists by offering services such as seminars,
training, networking opportunities, internships, resource organization
and screenings. (Philadelphia, PA)
Philadelphia Independent Film/Video
PIFVA is a non-profit organization that offers independent film, video
and new media artists of all genres and levels of experience a variety
of service programs including production assistance, instruction,
mentoring, internships, networking opportunities and advocacy.
One of the oldest independent media organizations in the country,
Pittsburgh Filmmakers offers programs in exhibition, equipment access,
education and community outreach in their commitment to advancing
artistic excellence in the media arts. (Pittsburgh, PA)
Real Art Ways
skills workshops, internships and community outreach programs, Real Art
Ways is an alternative, multi-disciplinary organization that exhibits
and promotes emerging and accomplished artists and their projects.
Scribe Video Center
With a focus on engaging
people of color, women, disabled and those with limited economic
resources, Scribe Video Center is a non-profit video arts center located
in Philadelphia that promotes the advancement of new media, film and
video as tools for progressive social change through Fiscal Sponsorship
programs, education, community outreach, production consultations and
equipment access. (Philadelphia, PA)
Southwest Alternate Media Project
A non-profit media arts center, SWAMP promotes film, video, and new
media through education, information and presentation activities.
The Austin Film Society
Dedicated to fostering the art of film and to supporting the
creative vision of filmmakers; the Society screens films by independent
filmmakers, holds workshops, and has a production fund. (Austin, TX)
The North West Film Forum
A non-profit organization that programs artistic film, houses a studio
for use by up and coming film artists, and helps independent filmmakers
each year through workshops, filmmaking grants, and access to production
and post-production equipment. (Seattle, WA)
Women in Film
nonprofit organization committed to promoting and enhancing the
recognition of all professional women in the film and video industry as
well as pursuing equitable treatment and opportunities. (Dallas, TX)
Asian American Arts Alliance
Founded to increase the support, recognition, and appreciation of Asian
American arts by providing a centralized information network, vital
resources and advocacy services, and ongoing technical assistance to
Asian American artists and organizations.
Beyondmedia’s Women International
women in creating videos and web- sites that communicate their world
views, share information about their economic and social initiatives,
and facilitate political participation within their constituencies. (Chicago, IL)
Center For Independent Documentary
The Center collaborates with independent producers to create films and
videos on issues of contemporary social and cultural concern and is
committed to the successful completion and distribution of these
projects, through contributing production equipment, access to
discounted post-production facilities, providing fundraising assistance,
distribution assistance, fiscal sponsorship, creative, and even moral
The Corporation for Public
private, non-profit corporation that funds more than 1,000 locally
stations across the country and the production of
independent educational programming.
Independent Filmmaker Project
IFP is a not-profit service organization dedicated to providing
resources, information, and avenues of communication for its members:
independent filmmakers, industry professionals, and independent film
enthusiasts. They hold workshops and large-scale conferences.
Independent Television Service
ITVS brings independently produced programs to television, programs that
engage creative risks, advance issues, and represent points of view not
usually seen on commercial or public television.
The National Alliance For Media Arts
NAMAC is a non-profit association composed of organizations who provide
a wide range of support services for independent media, including media
education, production, exhibition, distribution, collection building,
preservation, criticism, and advocacy.
Autlook Filmsales (Austria)
Andana Films (France)
Beyond Distribution (UK)
Cat & Docs (France)
Celluloid Dream (France)
Deckert Distribution (Germany)
Doc & Film International (France)
Dogwoof Global (UK)
Dreamlab Films (France)
DR International Sales (Denmark)
Films Boutique (Germany)
First Hand Films (Switzerland and Germany)
Forward Entertainment (US)
GA&A International (Italy)
HanWay Films (UK)
Illumina Films (The Netherlands)
Java Films (France)
JMT Film Distribution (Israel)
Kudos Family Distribution (Norway)
Le Pacte (France)
Les films du 3 mars (Canada)
Looking Glass International (Australia)
Louise Rosen LTD (US)
NPO/RNW Sales (The Netherlands)
Nordic World (Norway)
Off the fence (The Netherlands)
Paul Thiltges Distribution (Luxembourg)
Rise and Shine World Sales (Germany)
Ro*co Films International (US)
Ronin Films (Australia)
Ruth Diskin Films (Israel)
SD Cinematografica (Italy)
Sideway Film, LTD (UK)
SND Films (The Netherlands)
Submarine Entertainment (US)
SVT Sales (Sweden)
Taskovski Films, LTD (UK)
Vantage Media International (US)
Wavelength Picture (UK)
Wide House (France)
Wide Management (France)
Windrose International (France)
The Yellow Affair (Sweden)
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Anthology Film Archives
California Lawyers for the Arts
Directors Guild of America, Inc.
Film Fatales NYC
A collective of female filmmakers based in New York City.
Fair Use Project
Hudson Valley Film Commission
International Documentary Association
Kids Guide to Making Movies
LGBTQ College Guide
Offers a glossary of video
terminology for beginners.
The National Alliance for Media and Culture (NAMAC)
Peerspace is an online marketplace for unique spaces that
can be utilized for a variety of creative and productive uses. Whether
you’re looking to book a film shoot, hold a casting session, collaborate
with colleagues, host a screening, or throw a wrap party, Peerspace is the
first platform to easily find and book space for any of your production
needs, on any budget.
Screen Actors Guild
Welcome Change is a small independent documentary production company owned by
Academy Award® nominated director
Alice Elliott. Since 1991, Welcome Change has been making films that focus
on people with disabilities and communities that are reinventing themselves. Our
mission is to lead social change by revealing the big stories hidden in the
Writers Guild of America, East
Writers Guild of America, West