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Early Bird Deadline: 11/11/19 • Regular Deadline: 12/21/19 • Late Deadline: 2/2/20
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Connection. A word that by definition means to join together to establish a link, so as to provide access and communication. Connect Beyond Festival has established that link and is using music, film, and storytelling to create connections. More than just an event, Connect Beyond Festival is a movement to develop a network of people inspired by creative mediums and united in the pursuit of equality and social justice. Our goal is to inspire a sense of community and personal engagement.

  The Film Program portion of the Festival showcases Documentary and Narrative Features, and Short Films, with filmmaker Q&A's and Panels and Impact-driven Screenings. The festival brings film together with musical, theatrical, and literary programming, with discussion panels, interviews, performances, and events which are socially relevant, increase a sense of Connection in our world, celebrate art and beauty, and spark dialogue. 


ALBERT BERGER (Oscar-nominated Producer, Peanut Butter Falcon, Nebraska, Little Miss Sunshine) • INDIA OSBORNE (Visual Effects / Production Manager, Blade Runner 2049, Thor) • WILLIAM HORBERG (BAFTA-nominated Producer, The Kite Runner, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Cold Mountain) • ERICA S. BREAM (Casting, Altered Carbon, Star Trek Into Darkness) • JASON LUST (Producer, Peter Rabbit, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) • JOSH TICKELL (Sundance-winning Director, Fuel, The Big Fix, Pump) • RIKKI LAKE (Producer, Weed the People, The Business of Being Born) • DAVID BRUCKNER (Director, The Ritual, V/H/S) • SOL TRYON (Producer, Bomb the System, Weed the People) • JENNY HALPER (Producer, Development Executive, The Kindergarten Teacher, American Honey) • BEN REKHI (Director, The Ashram, Watch List) • REINHOLD HEIL (Golden Globe nominated composer, Run Lola Run, Cloud Atlas) • LORI KNIGHT (News Producer, 60 Minutes, CNN) • ARI GOLD (Director, The Song of Sway Lake, Adventures of Power)

2019 -  Peanut Butter Falcon  - Director's QA with Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz

2019 - Peanut Butter Falcon - Director's QA with Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz