Film & Video Festivals

January 2014

Palm Springs International Film Festival
Location: Palm Springs, California
Dates: January 3-13, 2014
The Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films and Film Market, the largest short film festival and market in North America, screens over 350 short films with a concurrent Film Market facility featuring over 2,400 shorts. An Academy® sanctioned Festival, over the past 10 years, 50 of the short films nominated for Academy Awards® have been screened at the Festival prior to receiving their nominations. The Festival offers 20 awards in ten different categories, featuring cash prizes and/or film stock.
Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF)
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Dates: January 30-9, 2014
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching local culture and raising consciousness of film as an art form. They presents quality American independent, Spanish and Latin American, European World and Documentary cinema within the beautiful setting of downtown Santa Barbara, a premier tourist destination. With a projected audience of over 40,000 viewing more than 150 screenings over its eleven-day run, SBIFF attracts an affluent local and national consumer base, while maintaining strong ties with the entertainment industry in nearby Los Angeles.
Sundance Film Festival
Location: Park City, Utah
Dates: January 16-26, 2014
Founded by Robert Redford in 1981 in the mountains of Sundance, Utah, Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated year-round to the development of artists of independent vision and to the exhibition of their new work. Since its inception, the Institute has grown into an internationally recognized resource for thousands of independent artists through its Film Festival and artistic development programs for filmmakers, screenwriters, composers, writers, playwrights and theatre artists.