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Summer 2022!

The Festivals & Distribution Team remains open and available via the Industry Relations Office throughout the summer to answer any questions you may have! Visit us for career meetings and festival & distribution advice. We look forward to seeing you!

The USC School of Cinematic Arts  is one of the only film schools in the world to offer its students and alumni an entire department to assist them with developing strategies for film festivals, short film distribution,  independent content distribution, rights and copyright advisement, career and networking approaches, as well as collaboration strategies on a host of projects and platforms. 

Sandrine Faucher Cassidy
Senior Director of Festivals, Distribution and Talent Development

O'Shea” Myles
Festival Coordinator

Derek Horne
Distribution Coordinator

Festivals and Distribution:

The Festival Guide

New Updates This Week! For your all your Film Festival needs! Click to find the latest call for entries, local festivals to attend, discounts & waivers, grants & funds, and labs & programs.

Festival Strategy One-on-Ones

One-on-one Festival Strategy Meetings with Sandrine are reserved for USC advanced projects: 480, 546, 547, 581 Thesis, Stark 592 and Animation 401 & 594. For all other projects we will watch your film and give you career, festival advice and suggestions. To send us your film and or set up a strategy meeting please complete the Festival Strategy Packet via the link below:

To send us your film and or set a meeting, please complete the: Festival Strategy Packet

Monthly Festival Strategy Info Sessions

Industry Relations presents our monthly Festival & Distribution General Info Group Sessions. Learn about the first steps to submit to film festivals, strategic ways to choose where to apply, and get your general festival questions answered.


Monday, August 29th             12 - 1pm

Location: Zoom - These are open sessions for current SCA students/alumni no registration required. 

Topic: August Festival Info Session
Time: Aug 29, 2022 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 940 2010 2277
Passcode: 487330

Find your local number:


VALUABLE & INFORMATIVE LINKS: SCA Community | First Look Guidelines and Application | Distributors and Online Platforms-Resource Packet | 2019 Distribution FAQ Resource Packet | Festival | 2022 Festival Packet- Resource Packet | 2022 Production Book Checklist (For USC owned projects) | Festivals Info Session Recording 9/30/21 | 2022 Festival List Database

SOCIAL MEDIA & CHANNELS: IR Festivals & Distribution Link Tree | ALTER - Amazon - ARGO - DUST - KanopyKinoscopeOmeleto Viddsee

Good News:

Industry Relations is super excited to share the good news that BREACH OF TRUST is finally made it to the LA Times new platform. The LA Times had such an important and crucial role in this story, streaming on their site is a dream come true for the Filmmakers.

Congratulations to SCA Alums Daniel Druhora - Director, Producer, Writer and Rommel Villa - Editor on their Emmy Nomination for their TV Documentary "Lives Not Grades" under the Independent Programming category for the 74th Annual Television Academy Awards.

"Lives Not Grades"

A team of USC college students travels to Moria Camp in Greece, known as "the worst refugee camp on earth," to design and build innovations that can improve the lives of the refugees fleeing wars and natural disasters.

Here’s the link to the Doc:


Current Students and Alumni please share with our office any great festival or distribution news about your film!

Have a great Summer!

Contact Information

Name: O'Shea" Myles
Phone: 2137404432