50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2019

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Cleveland International Film Festival

Cleveland, Ohio / March 25-April 5, 2020 / clevelandfilm.org

This festival continues to thrive, with more than 3,600 submissions for the latest iteration. Among last year’s 469 films were five world premieres, including Nick Kelly’s The Drummer and the Keeper, and Sam Rega’s documentary Breaking the Bee. Despite the high number of submissions, all filmmakers have access to notes for their films, which are each watched by three members of selection committees. Distributors in attendance recently included Film Movement and Gravitas Ventures. Winners are well-rewarded at the festival, with the Roxanne T. Mueller Audience Choice Award for Best Film, determined by audience voting, taking home $15,000. Film forums and Q&As connect filmmakers to the audience, and copious social events encourage professional mingling.

Courtesy of Cleveland International Film Festival

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  1. Tommy

    April 25, 2019 at 11:13 am

    No film festivals of diversity, not event the American Black Film Festival? Disappointing!

  2. Lucifer

    April 24, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    SDUFF is the best!!!

  3. Ryan Betschart

    April 24, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    San Diego Underground Film Festival!!!!! YAY!!!

    • Ron Tucker

      April 24, 2019 at 2:33 pm

      I can assure you that the Beaufort International Film Festival held each February in Beaufort, SC is well worth the entry fee. See the recap here -https://vimeo.com/321820933

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