4/19/2022

For Immediate Release

The Micheaux Film Festival 
NAMED ONE OF MOVIEMAKER MAGAZINE’S  
50 FILM FESTIVALS WORTH THE ENTRY FEE OF 2022

The Micheaux Film Festival  

NAMED ONE OF MOVIEMAKER MAGAZINE’S 

50 FILM FESTIVALS WORTH THE ENTRY FEE OF 2022

[Los Angeles, CA] – MovieMaker today announced that the Micheaux Film Festival has been named to its annual list of 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, celebrating festivals that serve moviemakers and audiences in some of the most intriguing destinations in the world.

MovieMaker, a film magazine and website based in Los Angeles, compiles its annual list based on surveys, filmmaker testimonials, and visits to festivals, among other factors. Key considerations include how much assistance a festival provides to traveling filmmakers; recent premieres at the festival; opportunities to meet distributors, fans, fellow filmmakers and press; and whether festivals are Academy-qualifying. 

“Micheaux is the newest festival on our list, and has made a great impression, very quickly. Quite simply, Micheaux has heat. Earning respect and support from The Oprah Winfrey Network, Sony Pictures, IMDb and other heavy-hitters, it’s one of the festivals we would most recommend to rising filmmakers because it’s growing fast, but remains welcoming and accessible. Moviemakers with something to say, and the courage and drive to disrupt Hollywood, have a huge opportunity here to be noticed. Micheaux is not just a magnet for press and distributors, but also offers huge prizes for such a relatively young festival.” – Tim Molloy

“Since we’re all eager to travel, we gave extra points this year to festivals in magnificent destinations we might never visit if not for an excellent film festival. And we weighed whether those festivals make travel easy and affordable for filmmakers,” said MovieMaker editor-in-chief Tim Molloy. “Also, you caught us — there are over 50 festivals on this list. We very enthusiastically endorse every single one of these festivals, and decided it wouldn’t be right to force tie-breakers just to get to an even 50.”  

Here’s the list of MovieMaker’s 2022 List of Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, in alphabetical order:

The Micheaux Film Festival

American Black Film Festival

Atlanta Film Festival

Austin Film Festival

BendFilm Festival

Bentonville Film Festival

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

Blackstar Film Festival

Brooklyn Film Festival

Calgary International Film Festival

Camden International Film Festival

Catalina Film Festival

Cinequest Film & VR Festival

Cleveland International Film Festival

Cucalorus Film Festival

Edmonton International Film Festival

Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival

Fantasia International Film Festival

Fantastic Fest

Female Eye Film Festival

FilmQuest

FIN Atlantic International Film Festival

Florida Film Festival

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Galway Film Fleadh

Hamptons International Film Festival

Heartland International Film Festival/

Indy Shorts International Film Festival

Hollyshorts Film Festival

Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

IndieLisboa International Film Festival

Indie Memphis Film Festival

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

Locarno Film Festival

Louisiana Film Prize

Mammoth Lakes Film Festival

Miami Jewish Film Festival

Nashville Film Festival

Nevada City Film Festival

New Orleans Film Festival

Oberhausen International Short Film Festival

Out on Film, Atlanta’s LGBTQ Film Festival

Portland Film Festival

San Luis Obispo International Film Festival

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

SCAD Savannah Film Festival

Slamdance Film Festival

Tallgrass Film Festival

Vancouver International Film Festival

Warsaw Film Festival

Whistler Film Festival

MovieMaker is dedicated to the art and craft of making movies. The list of 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2022 is in the Spring 2022 issue, with Nicolas Cage on the cover. 

CONTACT: 

MovieMaker publisher Deirdre McCarrick: [email protected]

MovieMaker editor-in-chief Tim Molloy: [email protected]