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2013 Film Festival Schedule

Gone are the days of submitting your films or screenplays to large production companies for the purpose drawing interest in your project and attracting an audience. For a small fee, local independent filmmakers have the option of showcasing their films at venues across the country. Film Festivals give them the opportunity to develop a broad fan base, mingle with industry people, and attend workshops. Here’s a list of notable upcoming  film festivals happening across the country. Don’t wait! Some submission deadlines are still open.

Arizona

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Arizona International Film Festival

April 12-28 2013

http://www.filmfestivalarizona.com/

Sunscreen Film Festival

California

Newport Beach Film Festival

April 25- May 2, 2013

http://www.newportbeachfilmfest.com

Hoboken Film Festival

 

Beverly Hills Film Festival

May 8 – 12, 2013

http://www.beverlyhillsfilmfestival.com/

Colorado

Stanley Film FestivalBoston Independent Film Festival

May 2-5, 2013

http://www.stanleyfilmfest.com/

 

Indie Spirit Film Festival

Woods Hole Film Festival

October 3-6, 2013

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2013

http://www.indiespiritfilmfestival.org/

Florida

Sunscreen Film Festival

April 18-21, 2013

Traverse City Film Festival

http://www.sunscreenfilmfestival.com/

 

Palm Springs International Shortfest

June 18-24, 2013

http://www.psfilmfest.org/festival/

Black Hills Film Festival

 

Illinois

Chicago International Film Festival

October 10- 24, 2013

Submission Deadlines (Regular): March 29, 2013 (Late): June 21, 2013

http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/

 

Louisiana

New Orleans Film Festival

October 10-17, 2013

Submission Deadline (Regular): April 7, 2013 (Late): May 5, 2013 (Extended): June 23, 2013

http://neworleansfilmsociety.org/pages/detail/31/film-festival

 

Massachusetts

Boston Independent Film Festival

April 24-30, 2013

http://www.iffboston.org/

 

Woods Hole Film Festival

July 27 – August 3, 2013

Submission Deadline: May 10, 2013

http://www.woodsholefilmfestival.org/festival-2013/

 

Michigan

Traverse City Festival

July 30 – August 4, 2013

http://www.traversecityfilmfestival.org/

New York

Tribeca Film Festival

April 17-28, 2013

http://www.tribecafilm.com/festival

 

Hoboken International Film Festival

May 31 to June 6, 2013

http://www.hobokeninternationalfilmfestival.com

 

Media That Matters Film Festival

Submission Dealines (Regular): May 1, 2013 (Late) May 15, 2013

http://www.mediathatmattersfest.org/submit

 

Urbanworld Film Festival

September 18-22, 2013

http://urbanworld.org/

 

LES Film Festival

June 13-23 2013

http://lesfilmfestival.com/

 

Oregon

Oregon Independent Film Festival

September 16-23 2013

Submission Deadline (Late)  April 24 (Extension) May 30

http://www.oregonindependentfilmfest.com/

Pennsylvania

Black Star Film Festival

August 1-4, 2013

Submission Deadline: July 1, 2013

http://blackstarfest.org/

Texas

Texas Independent Film Festival

April 19-20 2013

http://www.txfilmfest.com/wp/

 

Austin Film Festival

October 24-31 2013

Submission Deadline (Regular): June 15, 2013 (Late): July 15, 2013

http://www.austinfilmfestival.com/

Washington

Seattle International Film Festival

May 16 – June 9 2013

http://www.siff.net/festival-2013

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Nerissa Coker

Nerissa Coker

Nerissa Coker is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of CreativeArtsAdvocate.com. A graduate of Temple University, Fox School of Business, and Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Nerissa Coker is an analytical thinker and an appreciator of the arts. She’s worked in the fashion industry for several years in New York City prior to obtaining her law degree, taking on buying, production, and management roles. Her interests expand beyond just fashion to entertainment, media, and entrepreneurship. She loves the idea of linking the worlds of creativity, business, and law. Intellectual Property law is that link. She completed intellectual property coursework at New York Law School as a visiting student to further concentrate on this area. The purpose of this site is to support small businesses and help individuals protect their creative interests. Outside of work, Nerissa enjoys volunteering and serving on non-profit boards in her local community.

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