film festivals

Film Festivals

The 2017-2018 film festival circuit has treated us well with 8 festival wins so far! We are also now an Oscar qualifier for the Academy Awards!

Come along for the journey as we attend festival screenings of “All the Marbles”. We hope to see you and all the family and friends you can round up in the theatre!

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SEDONA winning Laurels

Sedona International Film Festival  February 18 – 26, 2017

ALL THE MARBLES screens at 9am on Feb. 20th & 12:15pm on Feb. 23rd!

Academy Award-winner Cloris Leachman kicks off this nine day festival!  She’ll discuss her seven-decade long career in film,television and comedy. Plus, an audience Q&A with Cloris and the presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award in Film and Comedy!

Sedona International Film Festival Best Short Film
Holden Village Snowdance Best Short Film

Snowdance Laurels

Snowdance Film Festival at Holden Village  February 20-24, 2017

ALL THE MARBLES screens on February 23rd!

Over the course of 50 years, Holden Village has been transformed from a copper mining town to a vibrant place of education, programming, and worship rooted in Lutheran traditions. Holden welcomes all who seek contemplation and community in the remote wilderness of the beautiful Cascade Mountains.


Official Selection Cleveland

Cleveland International Film Festival  March 29 – April 9, 2017

ALL THE MARBLES screens at 11am on April 1st!

The 41st Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) in Cleveland, Ohio is a qualifying festival of the Academy Awards®!  It features over 400 films originating from over 70 countries and an attendance of over 106,000 – making the CIFF one of the largest and longest running regional film festivals in the US.

Cleveland International Film Festival

Arizona International

Arizona International Film Festival  April 19-30, 2017

ALL THE MARBLES screens at 12:30pm on April 29th

The 26th Arizona International Film Festival in Tucson, Arizona received a record number of submissions this year and we are honored to be a part of their lineup! The festival will feature 26 features and 70 shorts from 19 countries this year. Tickets!


Sunscreen Film Festival  April 27-30, 2017

ALL THE MARBLES screens at 10:15am on April 29th

The 12th annual Sunscreen Film Festival in St. Petersburg will feature films with Alec Baldwin, Dylan McDermott, John Cleese, Daphne Zuniga and more. Sunscreen was voted one of the “25 Coolest Film Fests” in the country by MovieMaker Magazine. The festival will feature 37 features and 89 shorts this year. Tickets!

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Cannes Film Festival May 17-28, 2017

ALL THE MARBLES screens at 1:30pm on May 23rd

Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France is attended by many movie stars and is a popular venue for film producers to launch their new films. Sunscreen has selected 10 shorts from this year to screen at Cannes Film Festival in the “Sunscreen Film Festival Shorts Showcase at Cannes,” and ours is one of them!

Dances with Films Red Carpet
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Dances Best Short

Dances With Films  June 1-11, 2017

ALL THE MARBLES screens at 12:30pm on June 3rd

Our California premiere will be at the 20th Dances With Films festival in Los Angeles at the TCL Chinese Theatres on Hollywood Boulevard.   “One of the most engaging, forward-thinking festivals in the country.” -Yahoo “One of the top 25 coolest film festivals on the planet.” -Movie Maker Magazine Tickets!

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cayman best short

Cayman International Film Festival June 30 – July 3, 2017


The Cayman International Film Festival takes place in George Town in the Cayman Islands.  We are so excited to be a part of their lineup!  In only its 4th year, CayFilm has already earned a reputation for being an inclusive, accessible and unique event and is rated on “FilmFreeway as a Top 100 Best Reviewed Festival”.

Official Selection Rhode Island

Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival August 8-13, 2017

ALL THE MARBLES screens Thursday, August 10th @ 10am

The 35th Flickers’ International Film Festival is a qualifying festival for Best Short Subject through the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. “One of the Best International Film Festivals and top 10 Short Film Festivals in the United States.” -Chris Gore, The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide


Sidewalk Film Festival August 24-27, 2017

ALL THE MARBLES screens Saturday, August 26th @ 11:45am

Now in its 19th year, Sidewalk Film Festival’s atmosphere is electric with creativity and collaboration in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. MovieMaker magazine: “The 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” TIME Magazine: “Top 10 Festivals for the Rest of Us” Get your tickets here!

live at heart

Live at Heart Film Festival August 27 – September 2, 2017

ALL THE MARBLES screens Saturday, September 2nd @ 11:00am & 1:15pm

The festival takes place in Orebro, Sweden! It is Scandinavia’s biggest showcase festival for musicians, artists and filmmakers. Live at Heart Film is hosted by Örebro Film Association, which has been in various constellations since 1997 and has organized a film festival since 1998. Tickets!

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DC Shorts Film Festival September 7-17, 2017

ALL THE MARBLES screens Saturday, September 9th @ 9:30pm & Tuesday, September 12th @ 7pm

The 14th DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition is the largest short film event on the East Coast of the United States. It was recently named the “Coolest Short Film Festival” by Moviemaker Magazine. In 2016, they screened 131 films from 26 countries that played over 11 days to a total audience of 9,00 people. Tickets!

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FilmQuest September 8-16, 2017

ALL THE MARBLES screens Thursday, September 14th @ 8:30pm

The 4th annual FilmQuest Festival takes place in Provo, Utah. Listed as MovieMaker Magazine’s 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, FilmQuest celebrates genre filmmaking in the realms of fantasy, horror, sci-fi, and beyond. Our film opens for the 30th anniversary screening of The Princess Bride at Covey Center for the Arts. Tickets!

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Mill Valley Film Festival Official Selection

Mill Valley Film Festival October 5-15, 2017

ALL THE MARBLES screens Saturday, October 7th @ 12pm & Sunday, Oct. 8th @11am

The 40th annual Mill Valley Film Festival is designated as one of the “20 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” by Moviemaker magazine. It is known as the filmmaker’s festival, MVFF welcomes more than 200 filmmakers and guests from around the world and has hosted such luminaries as Nicole Kidman, Dustin Hoffman, Ang Lee, Brie Larson, Amy Adams and Steve McQueen. Tickets!

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mill valley screening

Official Selection Tallgrass Film Festival

Tallgrass Film Festival October 18-22, 2017

ALL THE MARBLES screens Thursday, October 19th @ 10:30am & Sunday, October 22nd @ 3pm

The 15th annual Tallgrass Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the state of Kansas, and was included in MovieMaker Magazine’s annual “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee”. Last year Tallgrass screened 203 films (54 features, 147 shorts) from more than 40 countries around the world, to an audience of nearly 15,000. More than 75 visiting filmmakers from across North America attended the festival. Tickets!

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Tallgrass Film Festival

Carmel International Film Festival

Carmel International Film Festival October 18-22, 2017

ALL THE MARBLES screens Sunday, October 22nd @ 12:30pm in “Best of Shorts” block

The 9th annual Carmel International Film Festival screens over 125 films over five days, the festival is quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon on the West Coast and beyond. Few places on Earth compare to the natural beauty and sophistication of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Carmel International Film Festival attracts a diverse group of 24,000 attendees and filmmakers, from emerging artists to Oscar Award-winning. Tickets!

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Filmets Badalona Film Festival

FILMETS Badalona Film Festival October 20-29, 2017

ALL THE MARBLES screens Thursday, October 26th @ 5:00pm

The 43rd annual FILMETS Badalona Film Festival is an international short film festival held annually in the city of Badalona, Spain. The Festival began in 1969. In 2012, FILMETS Badalona Film Festival won in the special prize for Best Festival of the Year at the Busan International Film Festival. Tickets!

Chaktomuk Short Film Festival Cambodia

Chaktomuk Short Film Festival  October 25-30, 2017

ALL THE MARBLES screens Thursday, October 26th @ 9:20am and 5:30pm

The 6th annual Chaktomuk Short Film Festival is the largest short film festival in Cambodia. Every year, the festival features prominent short films and hosts guests from Cambodia and international film industry. This year, CSFF takes place in 10+ cinemas and screening venues across Phnom Penh and Siem Reap with over 100 of short films and documentaries. Tickets!

Pittsburgh Shorts Film Festival

Pittsburgh Shorts Film Festival October 25-29, 2017

ALL THE MARBLES screens Saturday, October 28th @ 11:00am

The Pittsburgh Shorts Film Festival features 90 films from 20 countries screened over 5 days. A new film festival presented in partnership with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Shorts will present the best contemporary short films from around the globe, with an emphasis on films that promote the intersections of art, tech, cultural tolerance and diversity. Tickets!

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Gig Harbor Film Festival October 26-29, 2017

ALL THE MARBLES screens Sunday, October 29th @ 2:00pm

The 10th annual Gig Harbor Film Festival is rated as one of the fastest growing independent film events in the Northwest. Films are presented in the award winning, 10-screen, digital Galaxy Theatre. 40 miles south of Seattle, Gig Harbor has been called one of the Top Five Small Towns in America by the Smithsonian Magazine. Tickets!

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washington west

Washington West Film Festival October 25-30, 2017

ALL THE MARBLES screens Friday, October 27th @ 7:30pm and Saturday, October 28th @ 2:00pm & 2:30pm

The 7th annual Washington West Film Festival in Washington DC gives 100% of all box office proceeds to charity. Washington West has screened films produced by Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and Tom Hanks. They’ve also hosted Robert Duvall, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Christopher Lloyd, Tom Shadyac, and Ed Asner. Tickets!

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Show Me Shorts Film Festival October 7 – January 3, 2017

ALL THE MARBLES screens October 29, 30, November 4, 18, 11, 15, 19, and January 3.

The 12th annual Show Me Shorts is New Zealand’s leading international short film festival and is an Oscar qualifier for the Academy Awards. The festival has glamorous events at the two most prestigious picture palaces, The Civic in Auckland and The Embassy (where “Lord of the Rings” made their world premieres) in Wellington. Tickets!

Hollyshorts Monthly Screenings

HollyShorts Monthly Screenings February 22, 2017

ALL THE MARBLES screens Thursday, February 22nd at 7:00 pm.

The HollyShorts Monthly Screening series is a monthly short film series showcasing short films in Los Angeles every month at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, with stops in New York, Austin, and Miami on occasion throughout the year. The screening series showcases the top short films produced 40 minutes or less and feature films of all genres from around the world. Tickets!

Destiny City Film Festival Official Selection

Destiny City Film Festival February 23-25, 2018

ALL THE MARBLES screens in the FREE Family Shorts program on Saturday, February 24th at 11:00am at the Blue Mouse Theatre

The 5th annual Destiny City Film Festival is a homegrown, true-Tacoma community event, inspired by the city of Tacoma’s nickname – The City of Destiny – and is built to showcase the best independent films from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. This three-day festival is organized by people who believe at the heart of every great movie is a great story, one that is destined to invigorate an audience through the art form of film. READ MORE!

Destiny City Film Festival
Destiny City Film Festival

San Luis Obispo Film

San Luis Obispo International Film Festival March 13-18, 2018

ALL THE MARBLES screens on Saturday, March 17th at 10:30am & 4:15pm and Sunday, March 18th at 10:15am at Downtown Cinemas.

The 24th annual San Luis Obispo International Film Festival attracts stars, great films and film enthusiasts to the Central Coast of California. Named for the third time to MovieMaker Magazine’s list of the “Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee”, the SLO Film Fest was also called “one of the best film events in the country” by MovieMaker publisher, Timothy Rhys after a recent visit. More info!

SLO Red Carpet

SLO Film Fest Red Carpet

Twister Alley Oklahoma

Twister Alley Film Festival May 3-5, 2018

ALL THE MARBLES screens Thursday, May 3rd @ 10:00am

The 4th annual Twister Alley Film Festival was voted Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2017’s MovieMaker Magazine. It’s a unique film festival run by filmmakers…for filmmakers. Films screen at the beautiful and historic Woodward Theater in Woodward, Oklahoma.


WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival April 20-29, 2018

ALL THE MARBLES screens on Sunday, April 22nd @ 3:00pm at Cinemark 310 Memorial City Way, Houston

The 51st Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival has announced us as a Remi Award Winner! WorldFest is the oldest Indie Film Festival in the world! WorldFest gave first awards to giants of the film industry, including Spielberg, Lucas, Ang Lee, the Coen Brothers, Ridley Scott, Oliver Stone, and David Lynch.

Nashville Film Festival

Nashville Film Festival May 10-19, 2018

ALL THE MARBLES screens Saturday, May 12th @ 10:30am and Saturday, May 19th @ 12:00pm at the Regal Hollywood Theatre

The 49th annual Nashville Film Festival is an Academy Award Qualifying Film Festival. It is one of the longest-running film festivals in the country and one of the most acclaimed festivals in the South. With over 300 films from 56 countries, creators conference, live music, and parties, the festival draws 40,000 attendees.

American Pavilion Cannes Film Festival

The American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at Cannes Film Festival May 8-19, 2018

ALL THE MARBLES screens Tuesday, May 15th @ 4:00pm at the American Pavilion

Since 1997 this prestigious competition has showcased the works of the next generation of filmmakers. 8 short fiction films have been be selected by a panel of industry judges and will be shown at The American Pavilion to invited guests attending Cannes Film Festival. It’s a festival within a festival at the most important event on the international film calendar.

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Cannes Film Festival

Cine Gear

Cine Gear Expo Film Festival May 31 – June 3, 2018

ALL THE MARBLES screens Thursday, May 31 at 12:00pm at Paramount Studios.

We were a series finalist at the Cine Gear Expo Film Festival for 2018 with a screening at the Paramount Studios lot in Hollywood. Since 1996, Cine Gear Expo has grown to become the premier event for the technology, entertainment and media industry.

Windy City Chicago Film Festival

Windy City International Film Festival July 12-15, 2018

ALL THE MARBLES screens Friday, July 13th @ 3:00pm

Twister Alley Film Festival’s Josh Hope (MovieMaker’s Top 50 Fests Worth The Entry Fee & FilmFreeway Top 100 Reviewed) and Juggernaut Sci-Fi Film Fest’s Mindy Fay Parks are teaming up to bring the best independent films from around the globe to the Windy City Film Festival and beautiful Chicago.

Salute Your Shorts Film Festival

Salute Your Shorts Film Festival August 17-19, 2018

ALL THE MARBLES screens Sunday, August 19th @ 2:00pm

Salute Your Shorts Film Festival in Los Angeles brings a collection of the best short films from around the world in every genre, and showcase them to a community of artists seeking inspiration and conversation. Selected films will enjoy an audience of working entertainment industry professionals. Tickets!

Burbank International Film Festival

Burbank International Film Festival September 5-9, 2018

ALL THE MARBLES screens Saturday, September 8th @ 5:30pm

The Burbank International Film Festival captures its home city’s rich history and movie making magic by promoting fresh pieces of cinematic art by up and coming filmmakers from around the globe. They shine a light on the brilliant unknown talents of today, leading them to become the celebrated filmmakers of tomorrow. Tickets!