AMPS Festivals - AIFVF & NAMMA
Selected Overseas Festivals - if you
can go it is a great chance to meet fellow film makers and socialise with
enthusiasts. There may be local sight-seeing and other entertainments too.
We list those which welcome genuine non-commercial / amateur movies.
Warning: There are thousands of festivals
which claim to welcome amateur / non-commercial films. Many really want movies
by indies and people on the edge of the commercial film world. Look out for
very high entry fees and acceptable formats which include broadcast formats.
Such festivals will take your fee give you nothing. No feedback, no
critique, no screening, nada. Search the web for comments on each
On the positive side: good festivals - especially regional or local
ones - may give you some feedback, bolster your enthusiasm, introduce you
to contacts who can help you in future. Read about a very good example in
Susan Sybenga's article.