MovieMaker is a publication dedicated to the art and craft of making movies. Their annual list is compiled based on surveys, filmmakers testimonials, and visits to festivals. Considerations for the list include how much assistance a festival provides to traveling filmmaers; recent premieres at the festival; opportunities to meet distributors, fans, fellow filmmakers, and press; and whether festivals are Academy-qualifying – which Out On Film is.
“We are overjoyed and thankful for this inclusion,” Jim Farmer, the festival director of Out On Film, said in a statement. “It’s always been our mission to be able to provide a forum for independent voices and LGBTQ voices. Our filmmakers are the cornerstone of our event, and this is a testament to the relationship we have built with them over the years.”
This is the first time Out On Film has been included on the list. Two other Georgia-based film festivals also made the list: the Atlanta Film Festival and the SCAD Savannah Film Festival.
The list of 2022 Film Festivals Worth the entry Fee is as follows, in alphabetical order: