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DoubleTake Documentary Film Festival - an annual, international festival celebrating the power and artistry of documentary film

San Diego International Film Festival - includes registration, events calendar, and news. June 2-11, 1998.

Accès Cinéma Africain - recent French film and video from Africa and the Caribbean. e entire festival is conducted in French. April 24 - May 3, 1998.

AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival - October 23 through November 1, 1997.

Albany International Short Film Festival - We provide great entertainment to the Northeast and competition in the short film arena, bringing together filmmakers from all over the world.

Alcala de Henares Film Festival - short film festival in Spain.

Angelus Awards Student Film Festival - four winning films will be screened at a ceremony on November 8, 1997.

Ann Arbor Film Festival@

Arab Film Festival - bringing the best of Arab cinema to the Bay Area.

Arizona State University Art Museum Film Festival - a presentation of short films by emerging Orange County, California filmmakers.

Art Film Festival Trencianske Teplice

Asian American Showcase - annual Asian American film festival, presented by Fortune4 and The Film Center of the School of the Art Institute. Next event: Spring, 1998. Current call for submissions.

Athens (GA) Film Festival - from October 17-24, 1997. Athens (OH) International Film and Video Festival

Atlantic Film Festival

Austin Film Festival - dedicated to recognizing the writer's contribution to the film industry. October 2-9, 1997.

Avignon/New York Film Festival - from the crossroads of French and American independent cinema. The 3rd edition will run from April 14-21, 1997.

Banco Nacional International Film Festival

Beirut Film Festival - join us on-line event with hourly updates, screenings of Lebanese, Arab, and international films, interviews, and more.

Berlinale 1998 - 48. International Filmfestival Berlin from February 11 - 22, 1998.

Bermuda International Film Festival 1998

Blackchair Productions - curates and hosts the monthly screening program Independent Exposure which features independent video, film, and computer artists.

Brandon Film Festival - held each year in March. Specializes in screening documentaries,shorts, foreign and feature films not available to the public through commercial means.

Breckenridge Festival of Film@

Canadian International Annual Film/Video Festival - information on the upcoming festival being held in Campbell River.

Cannes Film Festival (17)

Canyonlands Film & Video Festival - April 18-19 in Moab, Utah.

Carolina Film and Video Festival - seeks to exhibit works of independent artistry and personal vision. April 2-5, 1997.

Cartagena International Film Festival

Cascadia Moving Images Association - encourages exploration in film, video, and multimedia production.

Central Florida Film and Video Festival

Charlotte Film and Video Festival

Chicago Alt.film Fest - devoted to bringing cutting edge narrative films by Chicago, Midwest, and national filmmakers to Chicago audiences. June 10-14, 1998.

Chicago International Film Festival - 32nd annual international festival showcasing the future of film and television. October 9 - October 19, 1997.

Chicago Underground Film Festival - August 13-17th 1997.

Cinecon - the annual convention of the Society of Cinephiles, held over the Labor Day weekend.

Cinequest: The San Jose Film Festival@

Cinevet Classic Film Convention - annual event featuring many silent films.

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival - competitive festival which includes a short film market.

Cleveland International Film Festival Digital Film Festival - September 19th and 20th. Inventing the future of media, art and communication.

Drive-In, The - short film and video exhibition designed to promote independent filmmaking. Annual fests held in the Spring, Fall, Summer and Winter.

Dublin French Film Festival - 9th annual, held at the Irish Film Center.

East Village Armchair Short Film Festival - annual, one day event screening short films and videos.

Empire State Exhibitions - international independent traveling film/video festival.

Fant-Asia - Montreal's Asian Action/Fantasy Film Festival. Contains list and schedules of the titles being shown. Also includes descriptions of movies and some photos.

Fantasporto/Oporto International Film Festival - festival internacional de cinema do Porto.

Festival de Cine L'Alfas del Pi

Festival Internacional de Cine de Catalunya a Sitges@

Festival Internacional de Cine Deportivo - from December 3-7, 1997.

Festival Videoart de Locarno - Festival international de la vidéo et des arts électroniques et forum des des nouvelles images et de la culture émergente.

Film Fest New Haven - April 4-6, 1997 in New Haven, CT. Connecticut's premier independent film festival. Entry deadline February 1, 1997.

Film Festival of Crud - a Kent State University event meant to appeal to the geek, punk, or loser in all of us.

Filmfest München@

Flanders International Film Festival

Flicker Film Festival - bi-monthly film festival welcoming Super 8 and 16mm films.

Flickerfest '97 - Australian international short film fetival. Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival - takes place Oct. 29 through Nov. 16 and will showcase over 100 independent films, with a multitude of parties, special events, and celebrity appearances.

Fuel Tour - traveling film festival bringing four films across the country.

Golden Knight International Film and Video Festival

Göteborg Filmfestival - GP Direkt - Förhandsartiklar och senaste nytt om 20:e filmfestivalen 31/1-9/2.

Hamptons International Film Festival@

Harlan Jacobson's Talk Cinema - a series showcasing independent and foreign films, followed by discussions let by distinguished critics and filmmakers.

Hawaii International Film Festival

Heartland Film Festival

Helsinki Film Festival@

Hispanic Film Festival, Miami '97 - second edition featuring movies from Latinamerica and Spain. Oct. 11-21, 1997.

Hollywood Renaissance Film Festival - hosting monthly screenings of short films.

Hong Kong International Film Festival - March 25 through April 12, 1997.

Hudson Valley Film Festival@

Human Rights Watch International Film Festival - ran from June 29-July 3 at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.

Idyllwild Film Festival - presented by the Idyllwild Film Institute. October 2nd-4th, 1998.

International Film Festival (FEST)- , Belgrade

International MPEG Bizarre 1st Film Festival (I'M B1FF!)

International Short-film Festival of Santiago (FICS)

International Thessaloniki Film Festival - All you need to know about 36th International

Thessaloniki Film Festival,the biggest Cinema Event in Greece

Israel Film Festival - includes festival trailer, info on participating filmmakers, and photographs of Israel.

Italian Film Festival - held every year at the Marin Center Showcase Theatre.

Jerusalem Film Festival - the best of international and Israeli cinema.

John Candy Film Festival - in Lindsay, Ontario, Canada from February 21-23, 1997.

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Korea International Film Festival - Organizing Committee.

Latino Film Festival - will be showing films that are of special interest to, by, or starring members of the latino community. To be held November 7-9, 1997 at the Lark Theater in Larkspur.

Leeds International Film Festival - site features previews.

Locarno International Film Festival@

London Film Festival@

Los Angeles International Short Film Festival - Oct. 3-4, 1997, Barnsdall Park in Hollywood. All genres. 35mm, 16mm & video.

Louisville Film & Video Festival - annual event that highlights the work of independent film and video artists working in all genres.

Melbourne International Film Festival@

MicroCineFest - celebrating big ambitions on little budgets. >From October 1-4, 1997.

Mill Valley Film Festival - interactive media festival. 20th annual edition takes place from October 2-12, 1997.

Moscow International Film Festival@

Nantucket Film Festival - honoring screenwriters and their craft.

Netherlands Film Festival

New Orleans Film and Video Festival@

New York Comedy Film Festival - October 23-26, 1997.

New York Film Festival - staged by the Film Society of Lincoln Center from Sept. 26 - Oct. 12, 1997.

New York International Independent Film and Video Festival - April 23-May 5, 1997.

New York Underground Film Festival - renegade film at its most dangerous. March 19-23, 1997.

New York University International Student Film Festival - from October 25-31, 1997 in Florence, Italy.

New York Women's Film Festival - features work by women directors (features, shorts, experimental films and music videos). Program guide, submission forms and mailing list available.

New Zealand Film Festival

Northampton Film Festival - showcasing independently produced US films and videos,

Film & Video Expo, special programs, and more.

Northwest Film & Video Festival - an annual juried survey of new moving image art by residents of Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

NY EXPO - New York Exposition of Short Film and Video Festival - accepting entries until July 1, 1997. Premiere starts in Nov. 1997

Oberhausen Short Film Fesitval (Germany) - International Short Film Festival.

Off-Hollywood Flick Fest

Ourense Film Festival - from September 26 to October 2, 1997.

Palm Springs International Film Festival - Nortel feature film festival January 8-19, 1998, and short film festival August 1998.

International Film Festival - celebrating its fourth year, November 1-14, 1997.

Peeping Tom's Film Festival - deadlines and contact details for film festivals.

Pittsburgh International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival - a crucial arena for independent film and video, the region's oldest and largest lesbian and gay film festival also premieres major releases.

Portland International Film Festival 1997

Pusan International Film Festival - 170 films from 30 countries will be undoubtedly on par with that of other festivals around the world. Both English and Korean.

Reel Time Film Festival - encouraging the work of independent and experimental filmmakers and promoting the Internet medium as a forum for the exhibition of films.

ResFest Digital Film Festival - The ResFest Digital Film Festival showcases how new digital production tools are empowering independent filmmakers.

Rochester International Film Festival

Saint Louis Film Festival - showcasing independent films and special events once a year.

San Francisco International Film Festival - celebrating its 40th year as a showcase for independent films from around the globe. April 24 - May 8, 1997.

San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival - celebrates its 21st anniversary June 20-29, 1997.

San Sebastian Film Festival

Santa Barbara International Film Festival - 12th annual from March 7 to 16, 1997.

Santa Monica Film Festival - Sunday, December 7.

Sao Paulo International Film Festival - ongoing information about the yearly event.

Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival

Seattle International Film Festival - May 15 through June 8.

Seattle Polish Film Festival - features works and appearances by contemporary Polish directors and stars. November 7-16.

Sedona International Film Festival

Shanghai International Film Festival - history, activity, award, news of the film festival and more.

Short Attention Span Film and Video Festival

Shorts International Film Festival - first major film festival in the U.S. dedicated solely to the art and craft of the short film. Nov. 5th and 6th, 1997 at the Sony Theatres Lincoln Square.

Slamdance Film Festival - annual guerrilla international film festival.

Solid State - film, video, and animation festival for independently produced works. On April 8, 1997.

Start 97 - 5th annual moving image festival for new and independent film-makers from

Southwest England. November 1997 at the Plymouth Arts Centre.

Stockholm film festival

Summer Shorts - short film series to be held from August 13-14, 1997.

Sundance Film Festival (13)

SXSW Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival@

Telluride Film Festival - This festival is for those who have a passion for cinema, those who live for the cinema, rather than on the cinema. -Bertrand Tavernier

Telluride Independent Film and Screenwriters Festival - January 31-February 2, 1997.

Temecula Valley International Film Festival - from September 19-21, 1997. This year we are honoring Carl Reiner.

Texas Film Festival - student-run, non-competitive, invitational film festival hosted by the MSC Film Society of Texas A&M.

Tokyo International Film Festival@

Toronto International Film Festival - Bell Infoline Online presents the official site of the

Toronto International Film Festival. Features include up-to-the-minute press releases and daily 'Best Bets' for rush tickets.

Tranny Fest - at the Roxie Cinema on Saturday, November 22, 1997.

Tromsø International Film Festival

Turin International Festival of Young Cinema@

UFVA Student Film & Video Festival - The largest student film and video festival in the world. The only student film festival with a touring exhibition. Animation, documentary, experimental and narrative categories.

United States Super 8 Mm Film/Video Festival - located at Rutgers University, NJ. February 7-8, 1997.

Valladolid International Film Festival - the 42nd edition will be held between October 24th and November 1st, 1997.

Vancouver International Film Festival@

Venice Film Festival@

Victoria Independent Short Film and Video Festival - Welcome to the Victoria

Independent Short Film and Video Festival website. Great independent cinema links and festival information.

Vienna International Film Festival (V'iennale)

Vilimit - Finnish movie festival.

Viper Festival - dedicated itself to the most advanced aesthetic strategies in the audiovisual sphere ­ a challenge to map the grey area between technological innovation and poetic imagination

Welsh International Film Festvial - Wales premier film event showcasing the latest Welsh and international cinema each November.

West Virginia International Film Festival

Wine Country Film Festival - showcase of indie and international films in the Napa and Sonoma Valley.

Women of Color Film and Video Festival - the sixth annual edition will be held from May 1-3, 1997 at UC-Santa Cruz.

World Population Film/Video Festival - competitive film/video festival for students about population and environmental issues. Prizes awarded.

WorldFest - Houston - Celebrating its 29th year offers competition and awards for excellence in feature films, TV &cable production, film & video production, and much more.

zer0gravity - festival showcasing extreme sports films and videos, planning to travel to twenty colleges and universities in 1997.

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