Festival & Distribution: General Info Sessions

August 1, 2018 - May 14, 2019, Varies

School of Cinematic Arts, SCA 255

School of Cinematic Arts Industry Relations presents monthly


Industry Relations presents 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. 
Friday, January 18

2:00 –3:00 PM

Thursday, February 21

2:00 –3:00 PM

Tuesday, March 19

1:00 –2:00 PM

Wednesday, April 24

3:00 –4:00 PM

Location: School of Cinematic Arts, SCA 255


How to Prepare for Session?
  • Review Festival & Distribution resource packets on SCA Community under My Resources, Industry Relations section. Resources available: Festival Information Packet, List of Recommended Festival, and Short Film Distribution Packet.
  • Clear films for festivals. Submit your production book, screener (Password protected link), and master copy of film (Apple ProRes 422 or DNxHD) to Archives located in basement of Norris Theater. Contact Amanda Smith at asmith@cinema.usc.edu for additional questions. 582 films and independent projects are excluded from this requirement.
  • Film review by department. Please email cassidy@cinema.usc.edu: contact name, non-USC email, film title, link and password, running time, synopsis, and production number/independent. 
Questions regarding clearance and rights for SCA Projects
  • Review SCA Projects - Rights and Clearances section on SCA Community under My Resources. (Click "Add More Resources" on top).  Documents available include: Music Policy, Production Book Check List, What to do to show my USC Project, Why go to USC and Copyright at USC, Intellectual Property Policy, Cinema agreement and copyright explanation.
Contact Information

Name: Clementine Leger
Email: industryrelations@cinema.usc.edu