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Submissions Open for Method Fest Film Festival


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Contact: Don Franken (310) 342-0260


• 14th Annual Indie Fest Slated March 20 – March 26, 2020 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 14th annual The Method Fest Independent Film Festival, scheduled for March 20- March 26, 2020 at Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif., is looking for character and story-driven films featuring strong acting performances. The Method Fest features American and foreign feature films and short films and is named after “The Method” school of acting, which revolutionized the approach in acting, particularly in film.

Deadlines for film submissions for the 14th The Method Fest are:

September 1 (Early-Early Deadline)
October 16 (Early Deadline)
November30 (Regular Entry)
January 31 (Late Deadline).

For film submission information visit the festival web site at and register exclusively through

The Method Fest takes great pride in being a Discovery festival, looking to help launch the works of young fresh filmmakers and to discover breakthrough performances by young, bold new actors. The festival has also taken great delight in sharing career-defining performances of established performers and in showcasing a few chosen well-known directors to screen at the festival. “We’ve prided ourselves on not just following other festivals’ lineups. We screen world premieres and true discoveries, mixed with a few top festival films, ” said Don Franken, executive director of the Method Fest.

The 14th Method Fest will feature tributes to actors and top filmmakers. Also, acting workshops, panels and seminars. A variety of other activities will complement the Method Fest screenings – filmmaking seminars, daily/nightly parties and receptions, industry events, a variety of Indie Music events, Lifetime Achievement Tribute, and the Awards Ceremony. In its first 13 years The Method Fest has launched more than 150 films into the marketplace (theatrical distribution, DVD/video release, TV deals), and brought to attention actors like Naomi Watts, Jeremy Sisto, Jena Malone, Tamara Hope and Eugene Byrd.

Method Fest gems include Stockholm, Princess of the Row, Windows on the World, Big Fan, Raising Victor Vargas, The Visitor, Unfinished Sky, Waitress, Black Irish, Jindabyne, Dreamland, Man in the Chair, Brothers, Steal Me, It’s All Gone Pete Tong, December Ends, Three Days of Rain, Close Your Eyes, Finder’s Fee, Flickering Lights, The Visit, To End All Wars, Way Off Broadway, Jump Tomorrow, Man of the Year, I Love Budapest, Sweet Thing, The Corndog Man, Lost Holiday, Chained for Life, Snow Walker and Sofia.

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