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FESTIVAL INFORMATION

Women's Film Festivals

FEBRUARY

Athena Film Festival
http://athenafilmfestival.com/

Everett Women's Film Festival
www.everettfilmfest.com

Post Alley Film Festival
http://www.postalleyfilmfestival.com/

MARCH

Arab Women's Film Festival
http://www.arabwomensfilmfestival.nl/

Brooklyn Girl Film Festival
http://www.brooklyngirlfilmfest.com/

Femcine: Festival Cine de Mujeres
http://femcine.cl/

Femina
http://www.feminafest.com.br/

Film Mor
http://www.filmmor.org/

Films De Femmes
http://www.filmsdefemmes.com/

Frauen Film Tage
http://www.frauenfilmtage.at/2014

Fusion Film Festival
http://www.fusionfilmfestival.com/

IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival
http://iawrtindia.blogspot.com/

IFEMA Film Festival
http://www.femalefilmfestival.se/index.asp

International Film Festival
http://www.filmfestivalassen.nl/

LA International Women's Film Festival
http://www.lawomensfest.com/

Mostra Internacional Films de Dones
http://www.mostrafilmsdones.cat

The Portland Women’s Film Festival
http://www.powfest.com/

Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival
 http://www.rmwfilmfest.org/

Season Film Festival
http://www.seasonfilmfestival.fi/

Seoul Women's Film Festival http://www.wffis.or.kr/wffis2014/eng/festival/overview.php

Underwire 2001
http://www.underwirefestival.com/

Women + Film VOICES FF
http://www.denverfilm.org/filmcenter/detail.aspx?id=26306

Women's Film Festival (Brattleboro, VT)http://womensfreedomcenter.net/newsevents/womens-film-festival/

Women in Film & Television (Vancouver)
http://www.womeninfilm.ca/

Women Make Waves
www.wmw.com.tw/en/

APRIL

A Corto di Donne
http://www.acortodidonne.it/

Archer Film Festival
http://archerfilmfestival.org/

Bird's Eye View Fest(UK)
http://birds-eye-view.co.uk/

Davis Feminist FF
http://femfilmfest.ucdavis.edu/

Freiburger Lesben Filmtage  
http://www.freiburger-lesbenfilmtage.de/

Image Of Black Women Film Festival
https://www.facebook.com/IBW.FilmFestival.UK

International Women's FF http://www.wffis.or.kr/wffis2012/01eng_introduction/01_introduce.php

Internationales Frauen FF
http://www.frauenfilmfestival.eu/index.php?id=2

London Lesbian Film Festival
www.llff.ca

Network of Asian Women's Film Festival
http://nawff.org/wordpress/?page_id=2

Sarasota Film Festival
http://www.sarasotafilmfestival.com/

Through Women's Eyes FF
http://www.throughwomenseyes.com/

Tricky Women: Animation FF
http://www.trickywomen.at/

MAY

Women's Voices Now FF
http://womensvoicesnow.org/submit-film

World of Women's FF
http://www.wift.org/wow/index.htm

JUNE

Bitmap Black Women Film Festival
www.blackwomenfilm.org

Breakthroughs Film Festival
www.breakthroughsfilmfestival.com

Female Eye Film Festival
http://www.femaleeyefilmfestival.com/

Reel Affirmations: Washington DC's International LGBT Film Festival
http://www.reelsisters.org/

JULY

Blue Stocking Film Series
http://bluestockingfilms.com/

Etheria Film Night
http://www.etheriafilmnight.com/

AUGUST

Broad Humor
http://broadhumor.com/index.html

Michigan Womyn's Music Festival
http://michfest.com/

SEPTEMBER

Elles Tournent Women’s Festival
http://ellestournent.be/?lang=en

Lady Filmmakers Film Festival
www.ladyfilmmakers.com 

Moondance International Film Festival
http://www.moondancefilmfestival.com

Mujeres en Foco
www.mujeresenfoco.com.ar

OCTOBER

High Falls Film Festival
http://highfallsfilmfestival.com/

LA Femme FF
http://www.lafemme.org/

Margaret Mead FF/NY
http://www.amnh.org/explore/margaret-mead-film-festival

Mumbai Women's International FF
http://www.mwiff.com/#&panel1-6

Paris International Lesbian and Feminist FF
www.cineffable.fr/en/editoEn.htm

St. John's International Women's Film Festival
http://www.womensfilmfestival.com/

United Nations Association Film Festival
http://www.unaff.org/2014/index.html  

Women's International Film and Arts Festival
http://www.womensfilmfest.com/

Women of African Descent Film Festival http://blackchickmedia.com/2014/01/09/wo-women-of-african-descent-film-festival/

NOVEMBER

AXW Film Festival
http://anotherexperimentbywomenfilmfestival.com/

Citizen Jane
http://citizenjanefilmfestival.org/

Jewish Women's Film Festival
http://www.ncjwny.org/film_festival.htm

L'Origine Del Mondo
www.laboratorioimmaginedonna.it

DECEMBER

International Black Women’s Film Festival
http://www.ibwff.com/

Gay & Lesbian Film Festivals

U.S.A.

Adam Baran Honolulu Gay And Lesbian Film Festival
www.hglcf.org

Aspen Gay And Lesbian Film Festival
www.gayskiweek.com

Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival
www.agliff.org

Boston Gay & Lesbian Film/Video Festival
bostonlgbtfilmfest.org

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
www.outfilmct.org

Houston Gay/Lesbian Film Festival 
www.q-fest.org

Image Out: The Rochester Lesbian And Gay Film Festival
www.imageout.org/index.htm

Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
http://www.mglff.com/

Mix: New York Lesbian & Gay Experimental Film/Video Festival
www.mixnyc.org

North Carolina Gay/Lesbian Film Festival
festivals.carolinatheatre.org/ncglff/

The New Festival - The New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
http://newfest.org/wordpress/

Ohio Lesbian Festival
www.ohiolba.org

Out On Film Festival Atlanta's Gay And Lesbian Film Festival
outonfilm.org

Outfest: The Los Angeles Gay And Lesbian Film Festival
www.outfest.org

Out Takes: L/G Film Festival (Dallas)
www.outtakesdallas.org

Philadelphia Intl. Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
www.qfest.com

Pittsburgh International Lesbian And Gay Film Festival
www.pilgff.org

Portland Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
http://www.plgff.org/

Q Cinema: Fort Worth's Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival
http://www.qcinema.org/QCinema.org/Home.html

Reel Affirmations: Washington DC's International LGBT Film Festival"
www.reelaffirmations.org

San Francisco International Lesbian/Gay Film Festival
www.frameline.org

Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
threedollarbillcinema.org/programs/SLGFF/

Spokane's GLBT Film Festival
www.spokanefilmfest.org

Tampa International Gay And Lesbian Film Festival
http://tiglff.com/
 

Australia

Mardi Gras Film Festival
www.queerscreen.com.au

Melbourne Queer Film Festival
www.melbournequeerfilm.com.au

Queerdoc
www.queerscreen.com.au

BELGIUM

Festival Du Film Gay Et Lesbien De Bruxelles

www.fglb.org

 

CANADA

 

Fairy Tales Intl. Queer Film & Video Festival
www.fairytalesfilmfest.com

Image+Nation, Montreal's Queer Film Festival
https://www.facebook.com/image.nation.festival

Inside Out Film Festival (Toronto)
http://www.insideout.ca/

Vancouver Queer Film Festival

http://www.queerfilmfestival.ca/

 

FRANCE

           

Cineffable- Paris Lesbian Film Festival

www.cineffable.fr/en/editoEn.h


GERMANY


Freiburger Lesbenfilmtage E.V.     

www.freiburger-lesbenfilmtage.de
 

Lesben Film Festival Berlin

www.lesbenfilmfestival.de

Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage Hamburg
www.lsf-hamburg.de

Verzaubert International Queer Filmfestival
www.verzaubertfilmfest.com

ITALY  

 

Immaginaria Internaltional Lesbian Film Festival

www.immaginaria.org

U.K.

London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
www.bfi.org.uk/llgff/

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Additional Film Festival Lists

General Listing

http://www.filmfestivalsource.com
http://dir.yahoo.com/Entertainment/Movies_and_Film/Film_Festivals/

International

www.1worldfilms.com/International%20Film%20Festivals.htm

Multicultural/Special Interest

Jewish Film Festivals
www.sfjff.org

Short Films

http://www.funandsun.com/1tocf/film/floridafilms.html

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DISTRIBUTOR INFORMATION

Independent Film Distributors

Arab Film Distribution
www.arabfilm.com
Arab Film Distribution provides American and Canadian theaters, universities, colleges, museums and media centers with Arab films of high artistic and educational value.

Artistic License
www.artlic.com
Film distribution company seeking films with strong potential in the competitive market place. Primarily works with feature films, recent examples include Afterlife and Ratcatcher.   
 

ArtMattan Productions
www.africanfilm.com
ArtMattan Productions distributes films that focus on the human experience of black people in Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America and Europe.

Bullfrog Films
www.bullfrogfilms.com
An environmental right film company that exposes many excellent environmental and anti-nuke films that have been under-viewed because of their controversy. They distribute over 300 titles about environmental activism to schools, colleges and public libraries.
 

California Newsreel
www.newsreel.org
California Newsreel has over the years focused on developing media and audiences in order to broaden and deepen the discussion of selected social issues. It was founded in response to the civil rights, student, and anti-war protests of the late 1960’s.

Cambridge Documentary Films, Inc.
www.cambridgedocumentaryfilms.org
Cambridge Documentary Film distributes social issue documentary work to colleges, universities, churches, business organizations, community and religious groups, and individuals around the world. They are also involved in public service announcements, Amnesty International and work on oral and visual histories for libraries and social issue media projects. 

Canadian Filmmaker Resource Centre
www.cfmdc.org
Canada’s oldest artist-run organization is a prime disseminator of experimental, gay, and lesbian titles from around the world.  

Canyon Cinema
www.canyoncinema.com
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
www.cinemaguild.com
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
www.collectiveeye.org
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
www.eai.org
A resource 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.
www.facets.org
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.  A select number of films exclusively acquired for the Facets Video collection are also released theatrically and in television markets.

Films for the Humanities and Sciences 
www.films.com
 
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 
firstrunfeatures.com
icarusfilms.com
Distributors of documentary film and video in the U.S. and Canada, with a primary focus on non-theatrical markets. Open to any length, format, language or subject matter. Took on the Fanlight collection of films on health issues a number of years ago. 

Frameline
www.frameline.org
Frameline’s mission is to support, develop, and promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer visibility through media arts. Through a variety of programs and activities, Frameline provides access to films and videos dealing with a wide variety of issues related to sexuality and gender.     

Media Education Foundation
www.mediaed.org
The Media 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.

Microcinema International
www.microcinema.com
Microcinema 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.

Milestone Films
www.milestonefilms.com
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 
www.newday.com
A national distribution cooperative of independent filmmakers making social issue films. Primarily work with colleges and universities, libraries, high schools, and community groups. 

Noodlehead Network 
www.noodlehead.com
Distributors 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
http://papertiger.org
A weekly public access series that analyzes and critiques issues involving media, culture, and politics. The Paper Tiger collective of artists and activists produces about twenty half-hour programs per year that feature critics, artists, and scholars addressing the ideological assumptions and social meanings of the mainstream media and the opportunities for alternative communications sources. 

PBS 
www.pbs.org
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 outlets. 

Phoenix Learning Group
www.phoenixlearninggroup.com
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.

Porchlight Entertainment 
porchlight.com 
An independent distributor of films and TV focusing solely on programs that promote positive values and/or are family-friendly.

Seventh Art Releasing 
www.7thart.com
Theatrical distributor with a video label and a full-time world sales unit, working mostly in docs. 

Strand Releasing
www.strandrel.com 
Independent distribution company that handles shorts and feature films, especially those with lesbian and gay themes.

SubCine
www.subcine.com
SubCine is an artist-run and artist-owned collective of Latino issue film and video makers.

Tapestry International, Ltd.
www.tapestry.tv
Tapestry is one of the leading producers of reality and documentary programs, primarily working in the science, medical, history and wildlife markets, but occasionally taking on social issue films.  On virtually every project they acquire the act as Executive Producer.  This allows them to shape and guide projects to make them as sellable as possible. They focus their efforts on knowing their market and remaining closely connected to the projects they are involved in throughout the production process.

Third World Newsreel 
www.twn.org 
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 
www.vdb.org
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.  

V Tape 
www.vtape.org 
A distribution system for media works by artists and independents, strongly committed to the medium of video and media artworks.  

Women Make Movies 
www.wmm.com
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 women. 

Zeitgeist Films
www.zeitgeistfilms.com
Since 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.

Fiction Speciality Distributors

Focus Features
www.focusfeatures.com
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 innovative filmmakers. Focus Features is the specialty films unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Vivendi Universal Entertainment

Fox Searchlight Pictures
www.foxsearchlight.com
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. The company aims to release films that appeal to an upmarket audience and also have the potential to cross-over commercially

Sony Pictures Classics
www.sonyclassics.com
Sony Pictures Classics is an autonomous company of Sony Pictures Entertainment that acquires, produces and distributes independent films from around the world. The company has a working relationship with Columbia Tristar Entertainment to distribute films on home video.

United Artists
www.unitedartists.com
The studio was established in 1919 by the distinguished ensemble of Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith. Rather than own production facilities and soundstages, United Artists functioned almost exclusively as a distribution entity. United Artists has enjoyed an unparalleled reputation throughout decades of history as a forum for artists to nourish the projects other studios refused to risk.
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Online Distribution Platforms

Fandor
http://www.fandor.com/

itunes
http://www.apple.com/itunes/?cid=OAS-US-DOMAINS-itunes.com

BitTorrent Film Distribution
http://bundles.bittorrent.com/

Vimeo on Demand
http://vimeo.com/ondemand

Netflix
www.Netflix.com

Amazon on Demand
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000739191

SundanceNow
http://www.sundancenow.com/

Snag Films
http://www.snagfilms.com/

VHX
http://www.vhx.tv/

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Crowdsource Distribution

Gathr Films
http://gathr.us/

Tugg
http://www.tugg.com/

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MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS

 

New York Media Organizations

The Brooklyn Arts Council
www.brooklynartscouncil.org
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 seminars.

Downtown Community Television
www.dctvny.org
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
www.experimentaltvcenter.org
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 exhibition.

Film Forum
www.filmforum.com
A non-profit movie house for
independent premieres and repertory programming.

Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center
www.hallwalls.org
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.

Harvestworks
www.harvestworks.org
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
http://www.harlemaa.org/
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. 

The Kitchen
www.thekitchen.org
A multi-disciplinary presenting organization that provides visionary artists with much needed technical, artistic, and administrative resources for performances and exhibitions.

Media Workshop New York
www.mediaworkshop.org
Supports educators through the process of integrating new media and technology into the practice of teaching and learning.  Provides workshops and resources. (New York)

Millennium Film Workshop
www.millenniumfilm.org
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
www.nyfvc.org
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
http://www.nyfa.org
NYFA serves individual artists, promotes their freedom to develop and create, and provides the broader public with opportunities to experience and understand their work. NYFA accomplishes this by offering financial and informational assistance to artists and organizations that directly serve artists.

New York Women in Film and Television
www.nywift.org
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.

Reel Women 

www.reelwomen.com
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.

Squeaky Wheel
www.squeaky.org
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 and video.

Standby
www.standby.org
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
www.twn.org
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
www.vsw.org
A center for media studies, including photography, visual books, digital imaging, film, and video.  It serves visual artists and the general public with diversified programming in education and exhibitions. Artists residencies, access programs, and internships make the facilities available for the production of artworks and for scholarly research.

Regional Media Organizations

911 Media Arts Center
www.911media.org
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. (Seattle, WA) 

Atlanta Film Festival 365
http://www.atlantafilmfestival.com
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
www.cinemaker.org
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
www.bavc.org
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 Program
www.communityartcenter.org
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, MA)

Chicago Filmmakers
www.chicagofilmmakers.org
Chicago 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)

Detroit Filmmakers Coalition
www.detroitfilm.org
Detroit Filmmakers Coalition’s mission is to provide resources and support for production, exhibition and promotion for independent filmmakers in the Detroit area by offering classes, workshops and equipment access. (Detroit, MI)

Grand Rapids Community Media Center
http://www.grcmc.org/
Grand Rapids Community Media Center
offers tools and training in media through consultations, lecture series, workshops and internship programs. (Grand Rapids, MI)

IFP: Minnesota Center for Media Arts
http://ifpmn.org/
IFP: Minnesota Center for Media Arts 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)

Intermedia Arts
www.intermediaarts.org
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)

Media Alliance
www.media-alliance.org
A  non-profit training and resource center for media workers, community organizations, and political activists. (San Francisco, CA)

Media Arts Center of Orange
http://www.mac-orange.com/index.php
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
http://www.nifp.org/  
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. (Lincoln, NE)

New Orleans Video Access Center
www.novacvideo.org
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
www.nwfilm.org
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
www.film.org
Greater Philadelphia Filmmakers serves artists by offering services such as seminars, training, networking opportunities, internships, resource organization and screenings. (Philadelphia, PA)

Philadelphia Independent Film/Video Association (PIFVA)
www.pifva.org
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.

Pittsburgh Filmmakers
www.pghfilmmakers.org
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
www.realartways.org
Offering audio-digital 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. (Hartford, CT)

Richmond Moving Image Co-op
www.rmicweb.org
The Richmond Moving Image Coop is a non-profit organization promoting and supporting media artists by offering information, resources, classes and workshops, equipment access and public screenings. (Richmond, VA)

Scribe Video Center
www.scribe.org
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)

Southern Stories Foundation
www.southernstories.org
A foundation committed to supporting filmmakers and other artists from southern United States, Southern Stories Foundation offers training, internships, workshops, mentoring programs and distribution projects. (Montgomery, AL)

Southwest Alternate Media Project
www.swamp.org
A non-profit media arts center, SWAMP promotes film, video, and new media through education, information and presentation activities. (Houston, TX)

The Austin Film Society
www.austinfilm.org/site/PageServer
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
http://nwfilmforum.org/

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
http://www.wifdallas.org/
A 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)

National Media Organizations

Asian American Arts Alliance
www.aaartsalliance.org
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 Information Project
www.beyondmedia.org/wiip.html
WIIP assists 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. WIIP supports women's social change from the grassroots level, through women's community-based organizations, by providing media workshops, media-producing equipment, and ongoing partnerships.  (Chicago, IL)

Center For Independent Documentary
www.documentaries.org
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 support.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
www.cpb.org
A private, non-profit corporation that funds more than 1,000 locally operated
public radio stations and public television stations across the country and the production of independent educational programming.

Independent Filmmaker Project
www.ifp.org
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
www.itvs.org
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 And Culture
www.namac.org
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.  

International Sales Agents

Ampersand (France)
www.ampersand.fr

Autlook Filmsales (Austria)
www.autlookfilms.com

Andana Films (France)
www.andanafilms.com

Arte (France)
http://sales.arte.tv/home.action

Autentiic (Germany)
http://www.autentic.com/en/autentic.html

Beyond Distribution (UK)
http://www.beyond.com.au/

Cat & Docs (France)
http://catndocs.com/

Celluloid Dream (France)
www.celluloid-dreams.com

Cinephil (Israel)
http://www.cinephil.co.il/

Deckert Distribution (Germany)
http://deckert-distribution.com/

Doc & Film International (France)
www.docandfilm.com

Dogwoof Global (UK)
http://dogwoofglobal.com/

Dreamlab Films (France)
www.dreamlabfilms.com

DR International Sales (Denmark)
http://www.dr.dk/Salg/DRsales/index.htm

Filmoption (Canada)
www.filmoption.com

Films Boutique (Germany)
www.filmsboutique.com

First Hand Films  (Switzerland and Germany)
http://www.firsthandfilms.com/

Forward Entertainment (US)
www.forwardentertainment.us

GA&A International (Italy)
http://www.gaea.it/

Go2films (Israel)
http://www.go2films.com/

HanWay Films (UK)
www.hanwayfilms.com

Illumina Films (The Netherlands)
http://www.illuminafilms.nl/

Java Films (France)
http://www.javafilms.fr/

JMT Film Distribution (Israel)
http://www.jmtfilms.com/

Kinosmith (Canada)
http://www.kinosmith.com/

Kudos Family Distribution (Norway)
http://kudosfamily.com/

Le Pacte (France)
http://www.le-pacte.com/

Les films du 3 mars (Canada)
http://www.f3m.ca/index_eng.php

Looking Glass International (Australia)
www.lookingglassint.com

Louise Rosen LTD (US)
http://www.louiserosenltd.com/

Marfilmes (Portugal)
http://www.marfilmes.com/

NPO/RNW Sales (The Netherlands)
http://www.nposales.com/

Nordic World (Norway)
http://www.nordicworld.tv/

Off the fence (The Netherlands)
http://www.offthefence.com/

Paradocs Media (Russia)
www.paradocsmedia.com/eng/

Paul Thiltges Distribution (Luxembourg)
http://www.ptd.lu/

Rise and Shine World Sales (Germany)
http://www.riseandshine-berlin.com/

Ro*co Films International (US)
www.rocofilms.com

Ronin Films (Australia)
www.roninfilms.com.au

Ruth Diskin Films (Israel)
http://www.ruthfilms.com/

SD Cinematografica (Italy)
http://www.sdcinematografica.com/index.php

Sideway Film, LTD (UK)
www.sidewaysfilm.com

SND Films (The Netherlands)
http://www.sndfilms.com/

Submarine Entertainment (US)
www.submarine.com

SVT Sales (Sweden)
http://svtsales.com/

Taskovski Films, LTD (UK)
http://www.taskovskifilms.com/

Telepool (Germany)
http://www.telepool.de

Trustnordisk (Denmark)
http://www.trustnordisk.com/

Vantage Media International (US)
http://www.vmiworldwide.com/

Wavelength Picture (UK)
http://www.wavelengthpictures.co.uk/

Wide House (France)
http://widehouse.org/

Wide Management (France)
http://www.widemanagement.com/

Windrose International (France)
http://www.windrose.fr/

The Yellow Affair (Sweden)
www.yellowaffair.com

Zed (France)
http://www.zed.fr/

 

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Additional Links

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
http://www.oscars.org/

Anthology Film Archives
http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/

California Lawyers for the Arts
http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/

Directors Guild of America, Inc.
www.dga.org

Film Fatales NYC
A collective of female filmmakers based in New York City.

Fair Use Project
http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/focus-areas/copyright-and-fair-use

Filmmakers Alliance
http://www.filmmakersalliance.org/Home.html  

Film Forum
http://filmforum.org/

Hollaback
Hollaback is a movement to end street harassment powered by a network of local activists around the world. We work together to better understand street harassment, to ignite public conversations, and to develop innovative strategies to ensure equal access to public spaces.

Hudson Valley Film Commission
http://www.hudsonvalleyfilmcommission.org/

IFP
www.ifp.org

International Documentary Association
www.documentary.org

The Independent
http://www.aivf.org/

Indiewire
http://www.indiewire.com

IMDB List of Women Filmmakers

Melbourne Video Production
Offers a glossary of video terminology for beginners.

The National Alliance for Media and Culture (NAMAC)
http://www.namac.org/

Quad Cinema
http://www.quadcinema.com/now-playing/

Screen Actors Guild
www.sag.com

SAGIndie
http://www.sagindie.org/

Welcome Change
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 human heart.

Writers Guild of America, East
www.wgaeast.org

Writers Guild of America, West
www.wga.org
 

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