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2022 film festivals and markets: latest dates, postponements and cancellations

To help keep track of the changing schedule, Screen is keeping this page updated with the latest film festival and market dates, postponements and cancellations.

Festivals taking place online or as hybrid events due to Covid-19 are noted. If not specified, the festival is currently set as a physical event.

To submit details of a change to your festival dates/status, please contact us here with the name, dates, and website for the event, and if it is running online, physically, or both.

How Virtual Production is Helping TV and Film Become More Sustainable

The innovation of using virtual production techniques could make a significant impact in the race to net zero across broadcasters and production companies, with recent studies suggesting over a 90 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions.

However, I see it that VP needs to be considered as just one component of a suite of tools we can deploy to clean up our act on production.

This article sums up where we are on this journey, and how using virtual production is not only likely to be a greener choice, but also acts as a vanguard to place the responsibility and discussions around sustainable production central to the project in hand.

Hollywood Aims to Trim Production Costs Amid Inflation Surge, Supply Chain Pain

Studio execs and stage operators say sets are at least 15 percent more expensive to build than they were just last year: “We’re asking, ‘This scene is seven-eighths of a page. Do we need the set, which costs $500,000?’

Last year, most production executives and set construction shops said they were mainly facing delays and hadn’t reached the point where they were unable to procure certain set fixtures. Some now say that impossible-to-meet demand nationwide for the same materials, equipment and parts amid record demand for content is impacting set-building. “If a scene calls for a bathroom, but nothing happens there, we won’t have it to bring costs down,” says a major studio’s top production executive. In California, where the cost of gas now averages $6.34 cents a gallon, this executive notes: “For the first time, we’re asking how to reduce fuel expenditures.”

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) GRANTS FOR ARTS PROJECTS: Media Arts

The deadline to apply is July 7, 2022.

Artistic & Professional Development Opportunities should support and advance careers for independent film and media artists, media arts practitioners, and artists exploring traditional or expanded forms of storytelling, visual expression, and performance using film, cinema, audio, broadcast, new media, creative code, and any other forms at the intersection of arts and technology. Proposed projects can include a range of activities, including but not limited to: exhibition, creation, education, distribution, project accelerator labs, workforce development initiatives, artist mentorship and pipeline programs, development of field resources, or artist services to the field, such as convenings, trainings, and summits open to the public.

Opportunities for Public Experience should offer the public with opportunities to deepen appreciation for, and experience, historic or contemporary film and media art works in-person, online, or through television or radio broadcast, internet, digital streaming, or any other emerging formats at the intersection of arts and technology. Proposed projects can include a range of activities, including but not limited to: film and new media festivals, curated events, presentations, exhibition, and screening series, distribution or touring programs, and workshops or educational series led by practitioners that provide opportunities for the public to engage directly with artists and artistic processes.

Submissions Open: American Stories Documentary Fellowship

The American Stories Documentary Fellowship is a collaboration between Points North and CNN Films.

The program is open to filmmakers from backgrounds that have been historically marginalized in the film industry by virtue of their ability, citizenship status, ethnicity, gender identity, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

$10K in Funding + Creative Retreat

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Tuesday, July 12 @ 11:59pm eastern