Many new film festivals have opened in the last few years, proving that people are willing to pay to see independent film. Festival directors report that the main limiting factor in the industry is a dearth of good independent films to support the exploding festival scene. That’s good news for independent filmmakers who are looking for places to showcase their work. If that describes you, take a look at these three film festivals that started during the last two years that you may not have heard of yet.
Las Vegas International Film Festival
Submission Date: October 31, 2008
Festival Dates: February 7th & 8th, 2009
Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
Specialty: Films of all categories, including features, documentaries, animated, shorts, experimental, student, TV pilots,
screenplays, musicals, and music videos.
World Film Festival
Submission Date: by July 20, 2008
Festival Dates: August 21 to September 1, 2008
Location: Montreal, QC, CANADA
Specialty: A focus on cultural diversity and bringing together films and filmmakers from around the world.
Includes both fiction and documentary.
Festival Dates: October 22nd - 31st, 2008
Location: Rome, ITALY
Specialty: One of the most prestigious new festivals for independent film