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Written By: Marcelle - Oct• 02•17


October 2017
9 – Critics Choice Documentary Awards nominees announced
16 – Cinema Audio Society early submissions open
19 – Gotham Award nominations announced
27 – Britannia Awards Gala (BAFTA LA)

November 2017
Early November – British Independent Film Awards nominations announced
2 – Critics Choice Documentary Awards Show
5 – European Film Awards nominations announced
11 – AMPAS Governors Awards
16 – SAG nomination ballots open
20 – Cinema Audio Society early submissions due
21 – PGA documentary nominees announced
21 – Independent Spirit Awards nominations announced
24 – Golden Globe nomination ballots mailed out to to HFPA members
27 – nominating ballots go to Broadcast Film Critics Association voters
27 – Gotham Awards
28 – National Board of Review winners announced
29 – DGA Feature Film online nomination voting opens
30 – NYFCC winners announced
30 – Critics Choice Film Nominations announced


December 2017
4 – Final screening date for Golden Globes
4 – Annie Award nominations announced
6 – Nomination voting begin for Art Directors Guild feature film and television
7 – AFI Awards nominations announced
7 – WGA TV, New Media, Radio, News, Promo Writing, Graphic Animation noms announced
7 – Golden Globes deadline for ballots
7- Final ballots go to BFCA/BTJA members
9 – European Film Awards announced
10 – Critics Choice Awards
10 – British Independent Film Awards winners announced
10 – SAG nominations voting closes at 5PM PsT
11 – Golden Globes nominations announced
11 – DGA online voting for TV noms opens
14 – Cinema Audio Society nomination ballot voting begins
13 – SAG nominations announced
14 – PGA nominations poll open for motion pictures and animation features
15 – round one BAFTA nominations voting begins
18 – Golden Globes final ballots mailed
19 – SAG final voting opens

January 2018
2 – Annie Award online voting opens
2 – Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala
3 – Deadline for receipt of final Golden Globe ballots from HFPA members
3 – Voting ends for Art Directors Guild nominations
3 – Cinema Audio Society nomination ballot voting ends
3 – NYFCC awards dinner
4 – WGA theatrical and documentary screenplays announced
4 – Art Directors Guild nominations announced
4 – PGA nominations polls close for motion pictures and animated motion pictures
5 – AFI Awards luncheon
5 – PGA Awards nominations announced
5 – PGA nominations for TV, animated, motion pictures and digital announced
5 – Academy Award nominations voting opens at 8AM PST
7 – Golden Globe Awards
9 – National Board of Review gala
9 – BAFTA nominations announced
10 – Cinema Audio Society nominees announced
10 – DGA TV, Commercial and Documentary nominees announced
11 – DGA feature film and first-time feature nominations announced
12 – Academy Award nominations voting closes at 5PM PST
19 – PGA final voting closes
20 – PGA Awards
19 – SAG final voting closes
21 – SAG Awards
23- Annie Award final voting closes
23 – Academy Award nominations announced
26 – ACE Eddie Awards Gala
27 – Art Directors Guild Awards

February 2018
1 – Cinema Audio Society final voting begins
3 – DGA Awards
3 – Annie Awards
5 – Oscar Nominees Luncheon
11 – WGA Awards
10 – USC Scripter Awards
14 – Cinema Audio Society final voting ends
18 – BAFTA Awards
20 – Academy Award final voting opens at 8AM PST
24 – 54th Annual CAS Awards
27 – Academy Award final voting closes at 5PM PST

March 2018
3 – Independent Spirit Awards
3 – BAFTA Tea Party
4 – 90th Annual Academy Awards



Santa Catalina Film Festival
The Santa Catalina Film Festival on Catalina Island is a general subjects festival covering all genres, but also includes a sub-festival on conservation celebrating “filmmakers dedicated to promoting their goal of protecting, restoring, and experiencing the power of nature.”
When: September-October
Where: The Avalon Theatre and multiple other venues on Catalina Island

Beyond Fest Film Festival
Beyond Fest is the newest, earliest and longest of three horror film festivals that take place in Los Angeles in October. This 12-day celebration of violence and gore at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood is also a fundraiser for the non-profit American Cinemateque that operates the Egyptian and Aero Theatres.

When: September-October
Where: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood, CA 90028

Shriekfest Film Festival
Shriekfest is the longest-running horror, sci-fi and fantasy film and screenwriting competition in LA.
When: October
Where: Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038, opening night party at Club Sinister at Boardners nightclub, 1652 N Cherokee Ave, Hollywood 90028

Screamfest LA Film Festival
Screamfest horror film festival premieres and showcases new work from American and international independent horror filmmakers.
When: October
Where: TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on the 3rd floor of the Hollywood & Highland Center, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood 90028

SoCal Independent Film Festival
This biennial event awards independent films and screenplays, and features speakers, workshops, Q&As and panel discussions.


When: October
Where: Huntington Beach, CA
Info: 323-851-9100,

The Awareness Film & Arts Festival
The Mission of the Awareness Film & Arts Festival is bringing awareness and opening eyes to some of the world’s pressing issues; Ecological, Political, Health/Well Being, & Spirit: Heart & Soul. They showcase both Documentary & Narrative Features and Short Films with conscious music, art, dialogue and health & wellbeing.
When: October
Where: LA Live Regal Cinemas

Polish Film Festival Los Angeles
Presentation of films made by Polish filmmakers with English subtitles. There will also be opportunities to meet with the filmmakers and actors.
When: October
Where: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA. 90028
Info: 818-982-8827,

The Other Venice Film Festival (OVFF)
A competition for features, shorts and docs, experimental films and music videos, youth, political and women director films. The festival includes filmmaker discussions, art and architecture installations, DJs and Bands.
When: October
Where: Beyond Baroque Theater, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice Ca,90291
La Femme International Film Festival
LA Femme International Film Festival focuses on platforming women filmmakers creating a festival that showcases and celebrates commercially viable films written, directed, or produced by women.
When: October
Where: LA Live Regal Cinemas, 1000 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Info: 310-441-1645,
Screamfest LA
A film festival devoted to the best in horror and sci-fi movies at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. It focuses primarily on independent films.
When: October
Where: TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood, CA
Info:, 310-358-3273

San Pedro International Film Festival
This international festival celebrates the diversity of cultural voices in San Pedro and around the world.
When: October
Where: Multiple venues, San Pedro, CA

The International Family Film Festival
This is a screenplay competition and a reading of finalist scripts with workshops and mentoring of screenwriters, culminating in a day-long pitch festival and final awards ceremony.
When: October
Where: Raleigh Studios, Hollywood, CA
Info: 661-257-3131,

Los Angeles World International Film Festival
Showing among the best new independent films from around the globe.
When: October
Where: The Crest Westwood Theatre, 1262 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Zed Fest: Film Festival & Screenplay Competition
A Film Festival and Screenplay Competition that encourages and supports low budget independent and amateur filmmakers & screenwriters who work in the zombie, horror, science fiction, and action genres.
When: November
Where: NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood
Info: (818) 861-9656,

Arpa International Film Festival
With Armenian-American roots, this festival has “a mission to cultivate cultural understanding and global empathy, creating a dynamic forum for international cinema with a special focus on the work of filmmakers who explore the issues of Diaspora, exile and multi-multiculturalism.”
When: November
Where: Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

Red Nations Film Festival
A film festival that showcases the work of American Indian filmmakers and breaks stereotypes of American Indians in film.
When: November
Where: various locations

AFI Fest
The longest running film festival in LA, AFI Fest shows over 100 films from all over the world for 10 days every November.
When: November
Where: See website for venue

My Hero Film Festival
The My Hero Film Festival celebrates the best of humanity through short films from around the world. It includes categories from elementary school to professional.
When: November
Where: University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, University Park, LA

Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival
Two weekends of free screenings of over 150 short films from around the world made for children and teens.
When: December
Where: LA County Museum of Art and other venues

AFI Awards at the Dolby Theatre
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Joshua Tree Fall Music Festival

12th annual family friendly music event has acts performing in concert on two stages, camping and a play area for the kids. The lineup has yet to be announced.

When: Oct. 5-8

Where: Joshua Tree Lake Campground, 2601 Sunfair Road


Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival

31st annual music event will feature performances and dancing in Catalina’s iconic casino and ballroom, which was built in the late 1920s in the art deco and Mediterranean revival styles. Lineup to be announced in the spring.

When: Oct. 13-15 and 20-22

Where: Avalon Casino, 1 Casino Way

Information: 866-872-9849;


Art San Diego

Set in San Diego’s scenic Balboa Park, the annual art fest showcases works from dozens of emerging and established artists, drawing more than 15,000 art lovers and collectors during its four-day run.

When: Nov. 2-5

Where: Balboa Park Activity Center, 2145 Park Blvd., San Diego


San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival

One of the largest wine and food festivals in the nation celebrates its 14th anniversary with selections from 150 wineries, breweries and purveyors of spirits, along with 60 of San Diego’s top restaurants. Cooking classes, tasting events and celebrity chef dinners also are on the menu.

When: Nov. 13-19

Where: Various San Diego locations

Information: 619-312-1212;

The Color Run

Billed as the “happiest 5K on the planet,” runners are bathed in a tropical array of colors and island scents as they pass under the shade of palm trees and inflatable arches

When: Date TBA

Where: Huntington State Beach, 21601 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach


Festival of Lights

The historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa is decorated for the holidays with more than 4 million LED lights and 400-plus animated angels, elves and other characters. It’s the focal point of the 25th annual celebration that also includes horse-drawn carriage rides, an ice-skating rink, carolers and other musicians. It all adds up to an event that’s been named the “Best Holiday Festival” in the country by USA Today. The exciting “switch-on” ceremony, the night after Thanksgiving, is punctuated by a 15-minute fireworks show.

When: Nov. 24 through the first week of January

Where: Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, 3649 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside

Information: 951-784-0300;

Sawdust Winter Fantasy Festival

Festival grounds will be transformed into a winter wonderland where hundreds of artists create, display and sell original artworks. Experience holiday entertainment, outdoor cafes, art classes and demonstrations, a petting zoo and visits with Santa.

When: Weekends, mid-November through mid-December

Where: Sawdust Art and Craft Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach



Harvest Festival

The 45th annual arts and crafts show with features than 24,000 handmade items including jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, original art, hand-turned wood and ceramics to browse and buy. Stage and strolling entertainment will be on hand, as well as fun zones for the kids.

When: Dec. 1-3

Where: Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona


Winter Fest

Returning for its third year, the winter experience includes a 2 million light walk-through show, outdoor ice skating rink, snow play area for the kids, nightly Christmas tree lighting ceremony, carnival rides, New Year’s Eve celebration and more.

When: Dec. 15-Jan. 7

Where: Orange County Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa







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