Conferences and festivals are an excellent opportunity to network with other movers and shakers, educate yourself on up-to-date trends, and to showcase your talent and expertise. Below are some of the key conferences and festivals in the entertainment industry this fourth quarter.
A3C Hip Hop Festival
October 2 – 6, 2013
A3C [All 3 Coasts] is one of the largest hip-hop festivals in the US and takes place annually in Atlanta, GA. Now in its 9th year, A3C has grown from a local hip-hop showcase to an international festival, and incomparable cultural experience, including: Music, Art, Film, Style, Education, Pro-Audio and More.
AFM – American Film Market & Conferences
November 6 – 13, 2013
Santa Monica, CA
The AFM Conference Series gives attendees tremendous knowledge, insight, access, value and a rare opportunity to hear from the industry’s global thought leaders, decision makers and experts who all converge annually at the AFM.
Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 4 – 6 & 11-13, 2013
The Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival is an annual three-day American music festival that takes place in Austin, Texas, Zilker Park. Each year, the ACL Festival brings together more than 150 acts from all over the world to play rock, indie, country, folk, electronic and more on eight stages.
Austin Film Festival & Conference
October 24 – 31, 2013
The Film Festival & Conference was the first event of its kind to bring professional and amateur screenwriters together to celebrate the role of screenplays in filmmaking and host conversations focusing on the extensive possibilities that exist for screenwriters in both television and film. The Conference brings producers, agents and screenwriters together to instigate the sale of screenplays; hundreds of writers’ groups, services and festivals have followed the Conference’s lead over the past decade.
Billboard Film & TV Music Conference
October 29-30, 2013
W. Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard join forces to deliver a cutting-edge, two-day seminar on the role of music in film and television. Now in its 14th year, this Conference offers attendees the unique opportunity to learn from, network and expose their music directly to the best music supervisors, composers, directors, music editors, songwriters and producers in the business.
Billboard Touring Conference
November 13-14, 2013
New York, NY
The Billboard Touring Conference features unique programming that informs, educates and a forum for promoters, agents, managers, venues, sponsors, marketers, production professionals, merchandisers, digital music executives, ticketing companies and all touring-related businesses about the industry’s latest opportunities and current challenges. This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the conference.
Brazilian Film & TV Festival of Toronto
October 19 – 20, 2013
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The BRAFFTV Film and Media International Conference was created in order to introduce an educational space within the festival where researchers and practitioners can discuss and present their research and work in film and media. The conference aims to establish an annual meeting, which can build a permanent dialogue between peers from several countries, promoting intellectual exchanges and sharing creative experiences while interacting with the events promoted during the festival.
CMJ Music Marathon
October 15 – 19, 2013
New York, NY
CMJ Holdings, Corp. is a music events/publishing company which hosts an annual festival in New York City, the CMJ Music Marathon, as well as a weekly magazine of and for the music industry and college radio stations in the United States and Canada. It publishes top 30 lists sent by stations which subscribe at a cost of a few hundred dollars a year. It is also sent to record companies and their public relations and publicity representatives as well as record stores.
Film Asia 2013
November 8 – 10, 2013
Hear the latest research, publish before a global audience, present in a supportive environment, network, engage in new relationships, experience Japan, explore Osaka and Kyoto, join a global academic community.
International Conference on Communication, Film & Media Sciences
November 20 – 21, 2013
Capetown, South Africa
The XXXIV. International Conference on Communication, Film and Media Sciences aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Communication, Film and Media Sciences, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.
International Film Fest Summit
December 8 – 10, 2013
Founded in 2002, IFFS provides the only annual conference & symposium for film festival professionals and entertainment executives to network, learn from one another, establish partnerships, and understand the latest trends in festival operations.
Interfusion Music Summit
October 10 – 13, 2013
Cathedral City, CA
The Interfusion Music Summit is an annual 4-day event for independent dance artists, DJs, music producers, record labels, distributors, promoters and other music industry members.
International Music Festival Conference
December 8 – 10, 2013
Founded in 2009, IMFCON provides the only annual conference & symposium for music festival professionals and entertainment executives to network, learn from one another, establish partnerships, and understand the latest trends in festival operations.