As movie, music and art lovers we set out to build a better festival. A festival that treats film makers, musicians, and artists like celebrities with an audience Q and A or a panel discussion. A festival where the audience is an active participant by choosing some of the awards. Festival goers can take a break to get food, browse vendors, sit in on a workshop, or join in the music festival fun. This is not your father's film festival. It is like a festival, an art show and convention had a love child.
As film makers and we know the burden of high festival fees and the frustration of low audience turn out. We kept fees low, created an event with mass appeal and promote our hearts out. We know how difficult it can be to get noticed, so we review each film screened in festival on our website providing links to your promotional materials. We offer the option of purchasing an affordable table to meet with fans and sell your merchandise. Alternatively, you can utilize a shared space run by our staff so you can focus on enjoying the F.A.M.E. experience.
We know awards are vital during the marketing and distribution phase. We have a variety of prizes and list winners IMDB. Since networking is such an important part of the festival we provide an all access pass to each artist whose work is featured in the event. We understand how hard you worked on your film, so we provide specific feedback for any film not selected for the festival.
Our event is run under the umbrella of Beaver Alley Studios Inc. A 501 (c)(3) non profit organization established for the purpose of facilitating the production, promotion, distribution, exhibition and celebration of independent art in all forms, especially art from a female perspective. Helping people to follow their dreams is what we do.
"The Golden Beaver" for The Best Film with a female director or writer.
"The Cheapskate" for the Best No-Budget Feature
"FAME Audience Choice" Award
Best Horror Feature
Best Dramatic/Sci Fiction
Best Special Effects
Best Short Film
Best Music Video
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Student or First Time Film Maker
Best Western New York Feature
Best Western New York Short
STAGE or SCREENPLAY
Best Horror or Sci-fi Script
Best Comedic or Dramatic Script
Best Short Script
"FAME Audience Choice"
Best Rock or Alternative Composition.
Best Pop or Rap Composition
Best Country or Folk Composition
Best body of work in any genre.
"FAME Audience Choice"
Best Body of work
Features are any film or screenplay over 60 mins. Anything under is considered a short.
To qualify for "The Cheapskate" award for the best No-Budget feature the film must be completed for under $15,000.
All submissions must be the artist's own work.
All songs and photographs submitted will be showcased at the festival.