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Filmocracy Fest returns with a list of winners and a strong film market

Second Market has created a new Tentpole sale event for producers and filmmakers

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LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITE, July 18, 2022 / — Filmocracy Fest celebrated a strong lineup for its third season and featured an elevated second edition of Film Market, a vibrant marketplace that brought together buyers from across industry, filmmakers, and agents to help discover independent films and talent. The event surpassed the success seen earlier in the year, leading to the discovery of numerous films and filmmakers by renowned producers, distributors and production companies.

The Festival presented a series of feature films and short films in person, competing for the top prizes. Additionally, the event featured a Best of the Fest category, featuring features and shorts online at

The festival winners for this hybrid event are:
Best Narrative Feature: 1-800-Hot Nite written and directed by Nich Richey.
Best Documentary Feature – Hostile Written and Directed by Sonita Gale
Best Short Film: These Hands Were Made to Knock Directed by Laura Herring
Best Documentary Short: Elsa directed by Cameron Mitchell
Best Student Film: Hair, Tie, Egg, Homework, Books by Lu Runxiao
Audience Award – Story: Buck Alamo Written and Directed by Ben Epstein
Audience Award – Documentary: Art and Krimes by Krimes by Alysa Nahmias
Audience Award – Short Film: Grounded directed by Jesse Richards
Inspiration Award: The Human Trial directed by Lisa Hepner and Guy Mossman

Watch the entire announcement ceremony on the Filmocracy Youtube channel

This is the second year that Filmocracy has brought this film marketplace to life, with the specific goal of creating an environment where independent filmmakers can connect and do business with industry leaders. In the market’s first year, films were acquired and brought to Cannes for sales opportunities and distribution deals. This year the list of buys, sales agents and distribution companies has grown to include some of the biggest companies in the world such as Sundance, Endeavor Content, Blue Fox, 13 Film, XYZ Films, The Exchange, Radiant films International and Periphery. , just to name a few.

Filmocracy CEO Paul Jun exclaimed at the success of the event, “Our film marketplace fills an important need in the industry to bring filmmakers face to face with decision makers. Through our virtual platform, we are able to foster industry relationships for filmmakers who do not have a professional network. »
Along with a stronger roster of companies in attendance, the list of attendees has grown exponentially, leaving limited spots available for any additional attendees. The Filmocracy Film Market, in a very short time, has established itself as a premier market and a highly sought-after destination for businesses and filmmakers.

Some of the films released for sale included WHO ARE THE MARCUSES by Matthew Mishory, THE ARK OF LILBURN by Nicholas deKay, LACRIMOSA by Austin Chapman, 26.2 TO LIFE: THE SAN QUENTIN PRISON MARATHON by Christine Yoo, GOOD MORNING MISS AMERICA by Katie O’ Regan. Daniel Diosdad’s THE NOMAD has been picked up for international sales by Archstone Entertainment and Strana Media has secured the South Korean rights to Juan P. Reyes’ SAMLAND. These films have been picked up from reputable companies and further negotiations are underway for many other projects.

The market itself demonstrated the uniqueness it exhibited by removing any middleman from the film acquisition process, allowing filmmakers to pitch and pitch their work to top producers and distributors themselves. The festival included both an in-person networking event and online zoom meetings. After a cocktail party that kicked off the event, attendees gathered at LA Gondola to hold face-to-face meetings and network about the films at hand. The next day, the filmmakers were able to find out exactly who they wanted to pitch their films to. Filmmakers then have four minutes to pitch their films to their favorite media partners, using video, posters, screens and media to make their film as compelling as possible.

“I had a great time attending the Filmocracy Film Market. Filmocracy created an amazing virtual experience from start to finish. I loved that they sent me a brochure of the distributors who would be attending so I could research and prepare before my meetings. It was so fun to sit in the virtual waiting room with other filmmakers. I was so impressed with the design of the site that I would definitely go back! said Debbie Peiser, screenwriter, director and producer in Los Angeles
Attendees paid a nominal fee of $100 to participate, with the option to purchase a VIP pass for $500. Those with VIP registration were able to skip the queues and get to the front of every meeting. All attendees were also invited to attend the Filmocracy Fest Opening Night, which was a unique opportunity for attendees to network while celebrating their filmmaking achievements.

“Liquid Media is very proud to be, for the second time, the Presenting Sponsor of Filmocracy Fest. It is central to what we do to be able to support emerging storytellers, emerging voices, within our community,” said said co-founder and interim CEO Joshua Jackson, “I have always felt very proud and very fortunate to be part of this great global community of storytellers, wild, funny, crazy – sometimes difficult – whether in front of or behind the camera. Filmocracy Fest exists to elevate the community, to make it easier for us to find ourselves and our audience, and the addition of the marketplace is an amazing new tool for filmmakers. We couldn’t be happier to support this, and we look forward to seeing you at the next one.

The Filmocracy Film Marketplace has been a big hit for filmmakers and producers. It has completely streamlined the film pitch and acquisition process, allowing filmmakers to take full ownership of their projects while opening doors for them to showcase their work to the biggest companies in the industry.

About filmocracy:
Filmocracy is a film and festival streaming platform that rewards users for discovering amazing independent films. Users earn virtual popcorn for watching and rating movies, which can be spent in their store to win movie tickets, redeem gift cards, or attend virtual film festivals held around the world. Bringing together a powerful combination of technologies to enhance the virtual cinema and conferencing experience for

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Watch the full announcement ceremony