jellyFest Film Festival - Los Angeles, California, USA - August
Twice a year, the jellyFEST celebrates original storytellers and audiences. Our biannual program includes live action, animation, documentary short and feature films showcasing emerging new voices and fresh perspectives.
Seattle’s Arts in Nature Festival - Seattle, Washington, USA - July
Seattle’s Arts in Nature Festival is held at Camp Long, one of Seattle’s green-space gems. The Festival will feature the work of 40+ artists over two days in July. The festival celebrates art and nature with diverse programming. This is the second year in a row a film has been included.
The Menteur - Paris School of Art and Culture - Paris, France - June
The literary journal of the Paris School of Art and Culture is publishing stills from the film Return of the Unchartable Soul in its annual publication of The Menteur along with the script which is the poem of the same name.
Paris School of Art and Culture - Paris, France - June
The University will host a screening of Return of the Unchartable Soul film at Reid Hall.
Academy of Interactive and Visual Artists (AIVA) - New York, New York, USA - May
The winners of the 25th Annual Communicator Awards have officially been announced by the AIVA.
Michelle Sander received an award of distinction, winning for ART DIRECTION in FILM from the Academy for the production of the film Lost Sock Collection.
Cascadia Poetry Festival - Anacortes, Washington, USA - May
The Cascadia Poetry Festival returns May 9-12 in Anacortes, Washington.
In addition to a tribute to Sam Hamill, poet, editor, translator and Co-Founder of Copper Canyon Press, there will be the launch of two anthologies, the Samthology for Sam Hamill and a bilingual poetry anthology in Spanish and English, Make It True meets Medusario.
Among the scheduled poets are José Kozer (winner of the 2013 Neruda Award from the Chilean government), Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna, Copper Canyon Press co-founder William O’Daly, Shin Yu Pai, Stephen Collis, Tim McNulty, Stephen Kuusisto, Rebecca Seiferle, Ian Boyden, Lyn Coffin and Kent Johnson. There will be a shakuhachi flute performance by longtime Hamill collaborator Christopher Yohmei Blasdel.
SHORT To The Point Film Festival - Bucharest, Romania - May
SHORT TO THE POINT (STTP) is an international network of distribution, broadcast and promotion of short films. STTP screens short films projected in unconventional cinemas across the world.
Slippery Elm - Findlay University - Findlay, Ohio, USA - May
Slippery Elm is the literary journal of Findlay University. Its new multimedia wing features art films and experimental films.
Lincoln Short Film Festival - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - May
The 2019 Lincoln Short Film Festival features short films by producers and directors from the Great Plains US states of Nebraska, Colorado, South Dakota, Kansas, Iowa, and Missouri.
Films will be screened on the Cube, a 750 sq. ft. LED screen in the Railyard district that sits directly across from the Pinnacle Bank Arena. LSFF and the Cube Art Project is an ongoing series of narrative films, animations, and video art sponsored by the City of Lincoln, Nebraska.
Festival screening Friday 3rd May 2019.
FADFest Film-Art-Detroit - Detroit, Michigan, USA - April, May
FADFest celebrates Fine Art and Short Film and is held in Detroit's beautifully repurposed Annex Art Gallery.
FADFest - All Together Now: A Celebration of Art, Film & Music combines multiple types of art all for show at Michigan’s own Annex Gallery. The innovative event will highlight local musicians from a variety of genres, a range of fine artists, and short films from local, national, and international filmmakers.
Festival screenings April 26-28 & exhibitions May 3-5.
Cadence Poetry Film Festival - Seattle, Washington, USA - April
Verse meets visuals in motion at Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) in April 2019. Cadence: Video Poetry Festival, presented by Northwest Film Forum, programmed in collaboration with Seattle author Chelsea Werner-Jatzke, is a series of screenings, workshops, and discussions on the genre of video poetry, throughout National Poetry Month. Entering its second year, Cadence is growing considerably to fill a gap in the presentation of video poetry in the Pacific Northwest.
Featuring four screenings, one each Thursday of the month, the festival’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence, generative workshops for youth and adults, and a juried selection of open submissions, Cadence fosters critical and creative growth around the oft-overlooked medium of video poetry.
Newlyn International Film Festival - Penzance, Cornwall, UK - April
The varied festival programme aims to encourage filmmakers from all backgrounds as well as attracting new audiences to short film. The whole of the imposing Acorn Theatre Penzance is used for screenings, workshops and a festival party.
The selected feature films will be given a priority screening slot. The Newlyn Film Festival is truly a celebration of film, created for filmmakers and those who love film . Our festival is about more than just watching films, and we will create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for all attendees to enjoy and discuss between screenings in comfortable and relaxed environments.
Festival screenings Friday 5th-Sunday 7th April 2019.
Manchester International Film Festival - Manchester, United Kingdom - March
Over 150 films in a line-up made up of narrative and documentary features, narrative and documentary shorts, experimental films, music videos, animations and VR will screen at the Odeon in Manchester’s historic Great Northern Warehouse over the week 2nd-10th March.
For the first time the festival will take place over a week, testament to the events growth over its short history and the strength of films submitted. After five years the festival has developed a reputation amongst the independent filmmaking community as a warm, welcoming festival with a personal touch.
Miniature Film Festival - Vancouver, Canada - November
Since 2015, the Miniature Film Festival has celebrated the best in micro short, one-minute films. The Miniature Film Festival is a small but enthusiastic celebration of tiny films. This unique, one-night event will feature films from around the globe that capture the best storytelling in under a minute.
Ma’am Presents: Womxn - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - November
Ma’am Presents is a space for all womxn-identifying individuals to present poetry, short stories, personal essays, music or any other inspired material. Ma’am is an independent feminist arts zine based in Northwest Missouri.
Juteback Poetry Film Festival - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - October
Poetry and filmmaking converge for this unique, one-night event. The Juteback Film Festival (JPFF) will feature films from around the globe, highlighting the creative migration of two art forms: video and poetry, sometimes known as Videopoetry or poetry film.
JPFF is Colorado’s only poetry film festival and one of only two poetry film festivals screening in the U.S. today.
Women’s Press Club - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - September
The Women’s Press Club has a history of bolstering women in publishing and printing in Northwest Missouri for over 100 years.
Seattle’s Arts in Nature festival - Seattle, Washington, USA - August
Seattle’s Arts in Nature Festival is held at Camp Long, one of Seattle’s green-space gems. The Festival will feature the work of 40+ artists over two days in August. The festival celebrates art and nature with diverse programming.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - September
In the interactive performance art, Lost Sock, Sander performs improvisational dance while interviewing audience members. Topics focus around grief and loss and letting go.