As movie, music and art lovers we set out to build a better festival. A festival that treats film makers, musicians, and artists like celebrities with a red carpet interview. Festival goers can take a break to get food, browse vendors, sit in on a workshop, or join in the music festival fun. This is not your father's film festival. It is like a film festival, music festival, an art show and convention had a love child.

As film makers and we know the burden of high festival fees and the frustration of low audience turn out. We kept fees low, created an event with mass appeal and promote our hearts out. We know how difficult it can be to get noticed, so we offer the option of review of your film on our website. We help spread the word about your film by providing links to your trailer, poster and other promotional materials. We offer the option of purchasing an affordable table to meet with fans and sell your merchandise. Alternatively, you can utilize a shared space run by our staff so you can focus on enjoying the F.A.M.E. experience.

We know awards are vital during the marketing and distribution phase. We have a variety of prizes and list winners IMDB. Since networking is such an important part of the festival we provide two all access passes to each artist whose work is featured in the event. We understand how hard you worked on your film and guarantee it was watched by several judges. We off the option of specific feedback so you can grow as an artist.

Our event is run under the umbrella of Beaver Alley Studios Inc. A 501 (c)(3) non profit organization established for the purpose of facilitating the production, promotion, distribution, exhibition and celebration of independent art in all forms, especially art from a female perspective. Helping people to follow their dreams is what we do.

Awards & Prizes

Beat Feature Film
Best Film Written/Directed by a Woman "The Golden Beaver"
Best No-Budget Feature (under 15,000) "The Cheapskate"
"FAME Audience Choice" Award
Best Documentary
Best Animated/Family
Best Special Effects or Fight Scene
Best Cinematography
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Short Film
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Student (or First Time Film Maker)
Best Western New York Film
Best Western New York Director
Best Western New York Screenplay
Best Western New York Actor
Best Western New York Actress

Best Horror or Sci-fi Script
Best Comedic or Dramatic Script
Best Short Script

MUSIC/ Music Video
Best Cinematography in a Music Video
"FAME Audience Choice"
Best Pop Composition
Most Unique Concept Song or Music Video
Best International Song or Music Video

"FAME Audience Choice"
Best Body of work

Rules & Terms

Student Films will require proof of being a current student to receive discounted rate. Please support our cause by paying for your submission at the normal rate if you are not a student.

Features are any film over 60 mins. Anything under is considered a short.

All submissions must be the artist's own work.

All songs, posters and photographs submitted will be showcased at the festival.

* Reviews for features and mid length films only. Short films will be publicized on our Facebook page.

*Feedback is on scripts and paid submissions only.

*To qualify for "The Cheapskate" award for the best No-Budget feature the film must be completed for under $15,000.

Films must be 2014 or newer to qualify for an award.

Awards are given in person at the event or sent by e-mail.

* Send Festival Screeners on DVD or Blu Ray to the following address to receive online review.
Rhonda Parker
27 West Ave
Albion NY 14411

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12 Reviews

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    Damien Patrik

    This is one of those festivals that I wish I had been able to attend. Communications and support from the festival were great from the very beginning. And they have awards for more than just best film and best director. I wish more festivals did, as it is a way to honor all the folks who were a large part of a films success. I was delighted that my cast for "Directors on Directing" won best ensemble cast. That is something that can help them on their resume, as well as give a psychological boost. I'll be sending in my films to this festival for years to come, and you should too. :-)

    July 2017
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    Mort Laitner

    A prize festival with a big heart.

    January 2017
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    Jamar Bevel

    great film festival i recommend it to anyone

    October 2016
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    Eric Schumacher

    While we were unable to attend, we were given updates by the team and they were very responsive to error corrections etc. Submission was very reasonable and we will definitely submit other projects in the future. Hope we can go next year.

    September 2016
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    Jeffrey Blake Palmer

    I could not attend so I wasn't able to see the films, art or music or network with other creators (did not rate those with stars) but it was a pleasure to have our film included in the 2016 program. Rhonda was very helpful throughout the process!

    August 2016
    Response from festival:

    Jeffrey, Thank you for the review and sharing your film with us. We appreciate films with strong female leads and look forward to seeing more of your work.