Festival Ciné Junior
January 31st - February 13th
Screening(s) - UNKNOWN

The ambition of Ciné Junior is to show children and teenagers high quality films coming from all over the world. Ciné Junior's 16th edition presented to more than 28 000 spectators during two weeks.


Screen Foor Film (Austin Museum of Art)
Austin, TX USA
Screening - Wednesday, January 24th

The audience has spoken - and The Mantis Parable has been selected one of the Screen Door Film series best short films of 2006! The 8 films selected will be screened in January at the Austin Museum of Art. Cool! :)


Beloit International Film Festival
Beloit, Wisconsin USA
January 18th - 21st
Screening(s) -
Thursday, January 18th, 5pm (Suds O'Hanahans)
Friday, January 19th, 7:30pm (Eaton Chapel)
Sunday, January 21st, 7:30pm (Richardson Auditorium)

The Beloit International Film Festival, or 'BIFF,' is being called a lot of things by film makers, from "a must attend event" to "a fly-in destination," to "the next big thing." The four day festival in Wisconsin's Gateway city of Beloit, presents over 100 films from 26 nations, 31 of which are debuts- shorts, documentaries, animated, feature length—in eight venues around the city.


Festival du Cinema
Rouyn - Noranda, Québec

October 28th - November 2nd
Screening - Saturday, October 29th, 9:00am

More information to come!

    Heart of Gold Film Festival
Queensland, AUSTRALIA
October 26th - 29th
Screening - Friday, October 27th, 9:30am

The Heart of Gold International Film Festival showcases well-crafted films that feed us with their thought-provoking, uplifting or simply funny take on life. When a film nourishes us, it sends us back into life smiling. What more can we ask? The Heart of Gold Film Festival selects films that make a positive contribution to the world.



  The Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY USA
Screening -
Saturday, October 21st, 12:00pm

Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world.

Through the leadership of its trustees and staff, The Museum of Modern Art manifests this commitment by establishing, preserving, and documenting a permanent collection of the highest order that reflects the vitality, complexity, and unfolding patterns of modern and contemporary art; by presenting exhibitions and educational programs of unparalleled significance; by sustaining a library, archives, and conservation laboratory that are recognized as international centers of research; and by supporting scholarship and publications of preeminent intellectual merit.


Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival
Los Angeles , CA
October 5th - 16th

Screening(s) - Sunday, October 8th, 11:30am

The Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival is produced by The Children's Film Festival Company, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's NexGen program. The Children's Film Festival Company is dedicated to showcasing quality films made for children from around the world, introducing children to different cultures, nationalities and creative filmmaking techniques. I WILL be attending this screening. Hope to see you there!



Oakland International Film Festival
Oakland, CA
September 20th - 24th

Screening(s) -Sunday, September 24th, 12:00pm

This annual festival is presented by The Oakland Film Society, a California nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of independent filmmaking through the promotion, exhibition and distribution of culturally diverse and realistic media images.

  Museum of Natural History - Lyon
September 16th - 17th
Screening(s) - See Website for Details

The Mantis Parable will be screening 4 times over the course of 2 days at the Natural History Museum in Lyon France. The museum is home to several exquisite collections: Ethnographic collections of America, Africa, of Oceania, Life Sciences and Sciences of the Earth. The museum has been beloved by generations of visitors for over 200 years!
    Global Peace Film Festival
Orlando, FL
September 14th - 21st
Screening(s) - September 18th, 4:00pm

Over 40 features, documentaries and shorts will be shown, along with panel discussions and guest speakers. The outreach program will present screenings and discussions at various community centers, schools and colleges.
    HDFest Film Festival
September - December (World Tour)
Screening(s) -
Check website for Dates and Locations

While a handful of other film festivals will screen some films in HD, hdfest is committed to screening projects exclusively in HD, which originated exclusively in high-def. HD in- HD out. Since 2000, hdfest has known that high-def and digital cinema are the future of the entertainment industry. Since that time, hdfest has been at the heart and core of this revolution. For years, hdfest has been producing all high-def film festivals all over the globe. Since hdfest's inception, there have been 18 hdfest events in 10 cities from LA and NYC, to London and Helsinki, to Sydney, Australia.


Tahoe-Reno International Film Festival
Lake Tahoe, CA
August 23rd - 27th

Screening(s) - Sunday, August 27th 3:00pm
Grand Sierra Ballroom, Resort

Operating since 1999, T-RIFF has produced approximately 150 educational events in the literary and multimedia arts. T-RIFF holds ongoing film screenings, short film productions, TV production workshops, screenwriting courses, script/film competitions, and owns and operates Lake Tahoe Public Television. T-RIFF's premier venue is the Starlit Amphitheater located at Sand Harbor, overlooking beautiful Lake Tahoe; Nevada’s most prestigious and magical outdoor venue. T-RIFF is headquartered in Incline Village, Nevada, a picturesque evergreen-filled community located on the panoramic North Shore of Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America.


The National Gallery of Art
Washington D.C., USA
Screenings -

Saturday, August 5 at 10:30am and 11:30am
Sunday, August 6 at 11:30am
Wednesday, August 9 at 10:30am and 11:30am
Wednesday, August 16 at 10:30 and 11:30am

The Children's Film Program offers innovative film programming, enhances enjoyment of the Gallery's collections and exhibitions, and fosters an understanding of film as an art form. The program aims to represent a broad range of recently produced foreign and domestic films, including a variety of animation styles and live-action, and classics. Oh yeah, and admission is FREE!


Festival of Visual Effects
Hollywood, CA
July 6th - 8th
(Egyptian Theater)
Screenings - All 3 Days, Schedule TBA

For the first time, the Visual Effects Society's Festival of Visual Effects will include an ongoing showcase which will highlight examples of the best visual effects work being done by international artists. This year's Festival, the eighth annual, will be held July 6-8, 2006, at the famed Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. I may be attending the festival. Hope to see you there! :)



The Smithsonian Institute
Washington D.C., USA
Screening - Thursday, July 6th (Hirshhorn Museum)

The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum complex and research organization. Composed of 17 museums and the National Zoo in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, and 2 museums in New York City, the Smithsonian's exhibitions offer visitors a glimpse into its vast collection numbering over 136 million objects.

    Solstice Film Festival
St Paul, MN USA
June 21st - 25th
Screening(s) - Saturday, June 24th, 7:00pm

The Solstice Film Festival was created to provide Independent Filmmakers an outlet to show the film industry and film buffs from around the world their talents and passion for what they do. This exposure is meant not only to have their film screened in front of large audiences on the big screen, but also to get their film in front of industry professionals who can impact their careers in a number of ways, and to introduce Minnesota as a premier location for arts, culture and entertainment, specifically as an ideal geographic location for filmmakers and film industry.
    Maui Film Festival
Wailea, HI USA
June 14th - 18th
Screening(s) -
Friday, June 16th, 9:30pm (MACC Castle Theater)
Saturday, June 17th, 9:30pm
(MACC Castle Theater)
Sunday, June 18th, 2:00pm
(MACC Castle Theater)

Over the last four years, the Maui Film Festival has generated more than a billion-and-a-half media impressions from print, broadcast, cablecast, radio and internet coverage. The Maui Film Festival at Wailea is, quite simply, like no other film festival on Earth. Beyond the sheer perfection of the location, the Maui Film Festival...quite probably boasts the most spectacular outdoor screening venue on Earth. The Celestial Cinema features a 50-foot wide viewing experience, with crisp 35mm projection and Dolby Digital sound, all in a grassy bowl overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Atlanta Film Festival
Atlanta, GA USA
June 7th - 19th
Screening(s) -
Thursday, June 15th, 7:00pm (Lefont Garden Hills Cinema)
Thursday, June 15th, 9:45pm (Lefont Garden Hills Cinema)

The 30th Annual Atlanta Film Festival, the South’s premier experience for movie lovers, independent film fans and filmmakers, will take place June 9-17, 2006 in Downtown and Midtown Atlanta. Presented by Turner Broadcasting, the nine-day film festival will feature over 150 films from around the world, nightly parties, awards ceremonies and provocative panel discussions. With a national reputation for its consistently strong and unique programming, enthusiastic audiences and exceptional hospitality, this is a film festival you cannot afford to miss. This is The Mantis Parable's 11th Academy qualifying festival acceptance!

    Jackson Hole Film Festival
Jackson Hole, WY USA
June 7th - 11th
Screening(s) -
Wednesday, June 7th, 4:30pm (Teton Theater)
Friday June 9th, 1:30pm (Teton Theater)

The Jackson Hole Film Festival spans five days in early June at the base of the Teton mountains, showcasing approximately 75 films divided over 8 competitive categories in addition to forum discussions, exhibits and lively parties. Attending the Jackson Hole Film Festival is an experience that is exciting, casual and very friendly as well as one which inspires and empowers our filmmakers, attendees and other participants.
    Newport International Film Festival
Newport, Rhode Island USA
June 6th - 11th
Screening(s) -
Wednesday, June 7, 4:00 PM (Jane Pickens)
Friday, June 9, 11:00 AM (Jane Pickens)
Saturday, June 10, 11:00 AM (Opera House 1)

In nine years, NIFF has grown dramatically into one of America's leading regional film festivals. The Festival, which critics have called a "low key Cannes," has a reputation for stellar programming and has cemented its status as one of the most exciting and exclusive festivals of its kind. Annually attracting over 10,000 filmmakers, celebrities, journalists, and film enthusiasts of all kinds together in a less frenzied, less commercial, and more intimate environment, the Festival has distinguished itself as one where art ranks before commerce.
    Annecy International Animation Film Festival
Annecy, FRANCE
June 5th - 10th
Screening(s) - Monday, June 5th, 11:00pm

Annecy is the Cannes Film Festival of animation and hands-down the top animated film festival in the world! The capacity to present and promote animation in all its different forms has made Annecy a world-wide point of reference for the animation industry. This is The Mantis Parable's 10th Academy qualifying festival acceptance! More information to come! :)

Damah Film Festival
Culver City, CA USA
May 19th - May 21st
Screening(s) -
Saturday, May 20th, 10:00am
Sunday, May 21st, 11:30am

Damah encourages an emerging generation of filmmakers from diverse perspectives to voice the spiritual aspect of the human experience through film and provides a forum for these artists to develop, discuss and display their vision. I will be attending my screening(s) at this festival and hope to see you there! :)


Tribeca Film Festival
New York, NY USA
April 25th - May 7th
Screening(s) -
Friday, April 28th, 5:00pm (AMC - 68th Street)
Sunday, April 30th, 1:15pm (AMC - 34th Street)
Monday, May 1st, 3:30pm (Regal Cinemas - Battery Park)
Thursday, May 4th, 5:00pm (Regal Cinemas - Battery Park)
Sunday, May 7th, 2:15pm (AMC - 24th Street)

Tribeca is hands-down one of the top film festivals in the world! Woohoo! The Tribeca Film Festival was created by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro to celebrate New York City as a major filmmaking center and to contribute to the long-term recovery of lower Manhattan. The Tribeca Film Festival brings more than 300,000 people downtown and in excess of $50 million to the local economy. Are you kidding? Of COURSE I am planning on attending this festival, and hope to see you there! :)

    Indianapolis International Film Festival
Indianapolis, IN USA
April 26th - 30th
Screening(s) -
Saturday, April 29th, 10:30 AM
Monday, May 1st, 1:45 PM

The mission of the Indianapolis International Film Festival is to share the diversity of world cultures through the uniquely universal language of film by blending the best in Studio Premieres with a selection of Independent Features and Shorts that compete for Grand Jury Prizes. With the support of a growing film community, the Indianapolis International Film Festival plans to continuously grow the festival into the major spring festival in the Greater Midwest.
    Minneapolis - St.Paul International Film Festival
Minneapolis, MN USA
April 20th - 30th
Screening(s) -
Saturday, April 22 at 11:00 AM at Oak Street
Sunday, April 30 at 1:00 PM at Oak Street

More than 700 people – a standing room only crowd – packed the Riverview Theater Thursday night for the opening of the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. Tim Russell, WCCO-AM radio personality, emceed the opening which included an address from Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak and Al Milgrom, the 83-year-old patriarch of the film fest.
    Indie Lisboa Film Festival
Lisbon, Portugal
April 20th - 30th
Screening(s) -
April 23rd, 4:00 PM (Forum Lisboa)

IndieLisboa is a privileged event to meet the most recent and interesting works of independent cinema from all over the world. The main aim of the Fstival is to discover new films and new directors in the universe of independent cinema.
    BIMINI Festival of Animated Films
April 5th - 9th
Screening(s) -
Wednesday, April 5th, 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 8th, 4:15 PM

Yes, you read that right...LATVIA. The BIMINI International Festival of Animated Films gathers together in the screening room worldwide famous animators, animation genre theorists, films selection commission members from the worldwide famous animation films festival in Annecy (France), and organizers of animation festivals from Estonia (Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival), Russia (All-Russian Open Animation Film Festival), Lithuania (Tindirindis), Norway (Fredrikstad Animation Festival) and the Netherlands (Holland Animation Film Festival).
    Sarasota Film Festival
Maitland, FL USA
March 31st - April 9th
Screening(s) -
Saturday, April 1st, 9:30 AM
Saturday, April 8th, 9:30 AM

SFF offers programming and events for film enthusiasts of all economic, cultural and educational backgrounds. With the support of a passionate arts community, the Sarasota Film Festival attracts the best filmmakers, today's hottest stars, distinguished industry guests, and thousands of film enthusiasts from around the world. Recognized as a driver for economic development and tourism in only its second year, festival organizers strengthened its impact in the community by utilizing the medium of film to advance media literacy and bring exposure to social service organizations.  In 2004 and 2005, admissions to the Festival averaged 40,000 - and 2006 attendance is projected to reach 42,000!
    Philadelphia Film Festival
Philadelphia, PN USA
March 30th - April 12th
Screening(s) -
Saturday, April 8th, 2:30 PM (Prince Music Theater)
Sunday, April 9th, 2:00 PM (International House)

Founded in 1991 by International House as the Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema, the Philadelphia Film Festival has become one of the fastest-growing film festivals in the country, earning the respect of the film industry and the notice of media as diverse as Filmmaker Magazine, Fangoria, and the The Wall Street Journal. For two weeks in April, the Festival presents as many as 300 works on film and video, ranging from star-studded studio features to daring experimental student shorts. Anywhere from 40-50 nationalities are represented, with the latest works from such standard-bearers as France and Italy screening alongside new voices from Estonia, Lebanon, South Africa and beyond.
    Florida Film Festival
Maitland, FL USA
March 24th - April 2nd
Screening(s) -
Wednesday, March 29th, 7:00 PM (Enzian Theater)
Friday, March 31st, 9:30 PM (Enzian Theater)

Now in its fifteenth exciting year, the Florida Film Festival showcases the best American Independent and Foreign Films. Produced by Enzian Theater, the Festival has become one of the most respected regional film events in the country. Past year's guests include Oliver Stone, Gabriel Byrne, Famke Janssen, Jason Lee, Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper, Leelee Sobieski, Steve Buscemi, Campbell Scott, and William H. Macy. The Florida Film Festival is an Academy Award qualifying festival for short films - the 9th Academy qualifying festival in which The Mantis Parable will screen!! I am planning on attending this festival. Hope to see you there! :)
    Omaha Film Festival
Omaha, NB USA
March 24th - 26th
Screening(s) -
Saturday, March 25th, 1:30 PM (Joslyn - Witherspoon Concert Hall)

With the intimate setting of the Joslyn Art Museum as the backdrop, the Omaha Film Festival will provide an exciting and rewarding experience for film lovers and filmmakers alike. This is a first year festival, but looks to be gathering together a fantastic lineup!
    BAMKids Children's Film Festival
Brooklyn, NY USA
March 4th - 5th
Screening(s) -
Saturday, March 4th, 11:45 AM (BAM Rose Cinemas)
Sunday, March 5th, 11:45 AM (BAM Rose Cinemas)

From the latest in cutting-edge animation to new live-action films, the BAMKids Film Festival (held at the a Brooklyn Academy of Music) is a great children's fest featuring short and feature-length children's films from over 20 countries. Cool!
    Lake County Film Festival
Livertyville, IL USA
March 2nd - 5th
Screening(s) -
Saturday, March 4th, 11:30 AM (Libertyville Civic Center)
Sunday, March 5th, 2:00 PM (Libertyville Civic Center)

The mission of the Lake County Film Festival is to find promising talent to expose to a wider audience. Despite Lake County's size of over 750,000 residents, there are few movie screens reserved for non blockbusters.The 2005 Lake County Film Festival will feature both full length and short form films shown over four days.
    East Lansing Children's Film Festival
East Lansing , MI USA
February 24th - March 2nd
Screening(s) -
Friday, February 24, 2006, 7:00 (Albert A. White Performing Arts Center)
Saturday, February 25, 2006, 12:50 PM (Kedzie Hall - MSU Campus)

The ELCFF is a celebration of film; a cultural activity for Michigan's community now entering its 9th year. The films they exhibit display various filmmaking techniques such as: stop-motion, claymation, scratch and finger paint animation, as well as computer-generated imaging. Genres include live action, documentary, shorts and feature length films.
    Black Maria Film Festival
February 3rd - May 6th
Screening(s) - See Website for Schedule

Since 1981, the annual Black Maria Film and Video Festival, an international juried competition and award tour, has been fulfilling its mission to advocate, exhibit and reward cutting edge works from independent film and videomakers. The festival is known for its national public exhibition program, which features a variety of bold contemporary works drawn from the annual collection of 50 award winning films and videos. The Black Maria is recognized by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as an Academy Award qualifying festival for short films (documentary, animation, and live action) and was awarded the New Jersey Governor's Award for Excellence in 2002 and the New Jersey State Council of the Arts Certificate of Excellence in 2003.
    Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Santa Barbara, CA USA
February 2nd - 12th
Screening(s) -
Sunday, February 5th 9:00 PM (Center Stage)
Tuesday, February 7th, 12:30 PM (Victoria)

The Mantis Parable has been selected to screen at the presitigious Santa Barbara International Film Festival - its 7th Academy Award qualifying festival. This year special awards will be given to George Clooney, Naomi Watts, Heath Ledger, Philip Seymor Hoffman, James Cameron, among others. Not only is this a great festival, Santa Barbara is beautiful, and I am going to do my best to attend my screening(s), even if the event IS sandwiched between my screenings at the Spokane International Film Festival. In other words, I am planning on attending the screening(s). Hope to see you there!
    Spokane International Film Festival
Spokane, WA USA
February 2nd - 9th
Screening(s) -
Friday, February 3rd, 5:30 PM (The Met)
Thursday, February 9th, 8:30 PM (The Met)

The Spokane International Film Festival, now in its eighth year, is a small, selective, invitation-only festival of world-class films. They are chosen from the very best features, documentaries and shorts that have been made around the world during the past two years but have not yet been commercially released for wide distribution. In fact they are the same films seen each year at the Cannes, New York or Toronto film festivals, and the director travels widely to screen and select them. This is a home-town festival for me, so I am definitely planning on attending the screening(s). Hope to see you there! :)
Monte Carlo, MONACO
February 1st - 3rd
Screening(s) - Wednesday, February 1st, 10:00 PM (Awards Screening)

With more than 650 works in 2005, the IMAGINA AWARDS remain the unchallenged spearhead of international digital creation. For almost a quarter of a century, the IMAGINA AWARDS have recognised the genius of artists, directors and students. The Mantis Parable is nominated for the Best Short Film Award in a field of top-caliber shorts like Blur's Gopher Broke and In the Rough, as well as Imago, and Henry Selick's Moongirl.
    ION Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA USA
December 16th - December 18th
Screening(s) - Saturday, December 17th, 1:30 PM (UCLA - James Bridges Theater)

The ION International Animation, Games, and Film Festival is the first festival and conference dedicated to the merging business of animation, gaming, and filmmaking. This 3-day event of screenings, forums, and focused networking allows creative and executive entrepreneurs in the animation, electronic gaming and filmmaking industries to explore and exchange ideas on the themes, issues, and trends driving converging media production. I AM planning on attending this screening. Hope to see you there! :)
    St. Louis International Film Festival
St. Louis, MO USA
November 10th - November 20th
Screening(s) - Thursday, November 17, 5:15 PM (Tivoli Theater #3)

The St. Louis International Film Festival is considered one of the top 10 Film Festivals for short-films in the United States, and winners of all Short Film categories at the festival qualify for consideration for an Academy Award. This is The Mantis Parable's 6th Academy qualifying festival acceptance and 17th festival acceptance overall. Woohoo! :)
    Starz Denver International Film Festival
Denver, CO USA
November 10th - November 20th
Screening(s) -
Thursday, November 17th, 6:45pm (Starz Film Center)
Saturday, November 19th, 4:30pm (Starz Film Center)

Alongside Sundance, Telluride, Tribeca, Seattle,...Starz Denver International Film Festival is widely considered one of the top 10 film-festivals in the United States.,, an invitational exposition of film, presents approximately 200 films over ten days and plays host to more than 100 film artists. New international feature releases, independently produced fiction films and documentaries, animation, experimental works, children's programs and short subjects are included in the festival. Woohoo! :)
    Chicago International Children's Film Festival
Chicago, IL USA
October 27th - November 6th
Screening(s) -
Thursday, October 27th, 6:00 p.m (Thorne Auditorium)
Monday, October 31st, 11:45am (Facets Cinema)
Thursday, November 3rd, 11:45am, (Facets Cinema - I will be attending this screening!)
Saturday, November 5th, 5:00p.m (Facets Cinema
- I will be attending this screening!)

The CICFF is the only children's film festival in the world to be recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as an Academy qualifying festival. It's awesome! I will be attending the final 2 screenings of the film. Hope to see you there!
    Uppsala International Short Film Festival
Uppsala, SWEDEN
October 24th - October 30th
Screening(s) -
Tuesday, October 25th, 11:00am
Thursday, October 27th, 11:00am
Friday, October 28th, 1:00pm

Uppsala is one of the most prestigious short-film festivals in the world. Founded in 1982, each year the festival shows more than 200 short films in five different sections exploring the diversity and richness of the short film - from new film to retrospective programmes, from fiction film, documentaries and experimental film to animations. As a film-maker friend of mine put it: "An Academy nomination is one thing, but UPPSALA! Now THAT is the big-time!" :) (It should be noted that TMP has not yet been nominated for an Academy Award, but it HAS qualified for consideration, so...fingers crossed!)
    Hollywood Film Festival (Los Angeles Premiere)
Hollywood, CA USA
October 18th - October 24th
Screening(s) - Sunday, October 23rd
ArcLight Cinema, 4:00pm

The Hollywood Film Festival was created to bridge the gap between Hollywood and the global creative community, while at the same time honoring established Hollywood professionals. The Awards Gala on the final evening of the festival is a star-studded event to say the least...you know, Mel Gibson, Steven Spielberg, Denzel Washington, Harrison Ford...uh, me. :) I am planning on attending this festival. Hope to see you there!
    Edmonton International Film Festival
Edmonton, Alberta CANADA
September 30th - October 8th
Screening(s) - Wednesday, October 5th
Princess Theater, 7:00pm

For the past eighteen years, Edmontonians, movie-goers and filmmakers from across the globe, have celebrated the world of independent cinema with a festival devoted to the art of making movies. And this, the 19th installment is expected to be just as informative, and fun, as all those that went before. Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend the screening. :(
    Sidewalk Film Festival
Birmingham, AL USA
September 23th - September 25th
Screening(s) -
11:45 am, Sat. 9/24 at Rushton Theatre
11:30 am, Sun. 9/25 at Rushton Theatre

Since its debut in 1999, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk and have been thrilled to discover fresh, enthusiastic crowds eager to devour new independent cinema In 2004, Sidewalk attracted more than 12,000 attendees during the festival weekend. With six venues located within Birmingham's historic Theatre District, spontaneity rules the schedule of Sidewalk attendees. The result is a crowd rich in diversity and united in a hunger for new film. Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend this festival. :(
    Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films
Palm Springs, CA USA
September 20th - September 26th
Screening(s) - Saturday Sept. 24th, 11:30am
Camelot I

The Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films -- now in its 11th year -- is one of the largest showcase of short films in North America. All first place winners in the Live Action and Animation categories will automatically become eligible for nomination consideration by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the short film categories. This festival is often called "The Sundance of Short Film Festivals". Woohoo! :)

Rhode Island International Film Festival
Providence, RI USA
August 9th -
August 14th
Screening(s) -
August 11th and 12th (10:00am Columbus Theater)
August 13th (6:30 Columbus Cinematheque)

The R hode Island International Film Festival is widely considered one of the top 10 Short Film Festivals and Top 10 International Film Festivals in the United States. Winners of the Best Short Film category qualify for an Academy Award. I will be attending all 3 screenings of TMP at this festival. Hope to see you there! :)

God On Film Festival

New York, NY USA
Screening(s) - July 11th
8:00pm The Manhattan Center (Grand Ballroom)

The God on Film Festival is designed to provide filmmakers with an opportunity to showcase their talents and reward them for their exploration of spiritual themes. By the way , The Mantis Parable is nominated for BEST Under 10 Minute Short Film in the competition. This one-day festival takes place in the Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom. What an amazing opportunity to screen HERE! I will be attending all this festival. Hope to see you there!
Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL (July 8th - 17th)
São Paulo, BRAZIL (July 20th - 24th
Screening(s) - Click HERE for Screening Times / Locations (12 screenings!)

This dedicated animation festival is extremely large, attracting an audience of over 65,000 people. As much as I would love to attend this wonderful festival and explore Brazil, I will be unable to attend. :(
    Boston International Film Festival
Boston, MA USA
June 22nd - June26th
Screening(s) - June 25th
9:00am Hynes Convention Center

The BIFF is the largest International Film Festival in Massachusetts and one of the largest in the United States. Additionally, I was born in Boston so this town and festival acceptance is particularly meaningful to me.
The Winnipeg International Film Festival (Canadian Premiere)

Winnipeg, Manitoba CANADA
June 9th - June 12th
Screening(s) - June 10th and June 11th
1:00pm Ramada Theatre 1

This was the first festival to accept The Mantis Parable. Remarkably, the program director himself called to accept TMP just a week after it was completed! I will be attending all 4 days of this festival. Hope to see you there! :)

Cortoons 2005

June 7th - June 9th
Screening(s) - Time(s) Unknown

Cortoons is a festival that screens at the Cinema Nuovo Olimpia in the very heart of Rome.. The festival is associated with other large animation festivals from around the world, and financially helps support U.N.I.C.E.F. As much as I LOVE Rome, I will be unable to attend this screening. :(

The Danville International Children's Film Festival

Danville, CA USA
May 21st - May 22nd
Screening(s) - May 21st and May 22nd
1:00 to 3:00pm

This is a small festival close to where I grew up in California. I've taken the opportunity to screen here so I can view TMP with family and friends from the area. I will be attending the screening on the 22nd (however, due to a conflict with the Seattle festival, will miss the 21st screening). Hope to see you there! :)

The Seattle International Film Festival (World Premiere)
Seattle, WA USA

May 19th - June 13
Screening(s) - May 21st
Family Picture Show, Egyptian Theater, 11:00am - 1:00pm

This is a BIG one. SIFF, the largest film-festival in the United States, will attract more than 175,000 people this year. I will be attending this screening. Hope to see you there! :)

The Athens International Film and Video Festival (Preview Screening)
Athens, OH USA
April 29th - May 5th
Screening(s) - May 4th
Show 24, Athena Cinema, 11:00pm

This is the 32nd year for the Athens International Film Festival. Short-films winning awards here will qualify for an Academy Award.