Serving the World’s Filmmakers,
Distributors and Festivals






The Film Festival Group offers a full range of professional consulting and production services to communities, nations, film festivals, distribution companies and filmmakers around the world.  Please take a few moments to complete our Film Festival Questionnaire and click “submit”.  The information will be sent to us immediately and we will contact you to schedule a free consultation. For a downloadable overview of The Film Festival Group, please click here.

Forging a Unique Identity …
With thousands of film festivals in the world competing for public and media attention, it is vital for each event to foster a distinct identity. The Film Festival Group works with each client to focus its mission, strengthen programming and develop strategies to realize the event’s full potential.

Starting a new festival…
If you're looking to start a film festival, The Film Festival Group has a team of festival veterans with a wealth of experience and expertise, offering the broad range of support necessary for new events to achieve success.

It all starts with programming…
The Film Festival Group offers film festivals access to a curated and comprehensive overview of current and upcoming festival films.  We also offer clients the option of having our programming team develop specialized programs in a variety of themes and genres.

Presenting your films to the world…
The Film Festival Group provides customized services to studios, distributors and filmmakers seeking guidance and support in developing festival, market and distribution strategies.  We can also assist clients in servicing film festival requests and offering counsel on marketing and release campaigns.

Panel, Juries and Workshops...
The Film Festival Group Is often asked to serve on festival juries or to lead or participate on seminars, panels and other informational and educational presentations of festivals. To request TFFG participation, please contact us. In addition, The Film Festival Group regularly provides workshops to producers, filmmakers, financiers and festivals, often presented by film festivals, film commissions, professional organizations, universities, film schools, and others. For further information on workshops, please click here.

Clients and Leadership
Current and recent Film Festival Group clients include the Toronto International Film Festival Group, Film Independent, Los Angeles Film Festival, American Film Institute, International Emerging Talent Film Festival (Monte-Carlo), Festival Internazionale di San Marino, Bahamas International Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, Puerto Vallarta Film Festival, Israel Film Festival, Puro Mexicano: Tucson International Film Festival,  Newport Beach Film Festival, Dance Camera West, Sarasota Film Festival, Solstice Film Festival, New York International Documentary Film Festival, Golden Star Shorts Fest, Tahoe/Reno Film Festival, Global Peace Film Festival, Festival Internacional de Cine Expresión en Corto (Guanajuato).

All clients receive the personal attention of company founder and president Mitch Levine. He founded The Film Festival Group after serving as Executive Director and CEO of the renowned Palm Springs International Film Festivals.  In 2004, he produced the first Bahamas International Film Festival, and last year produced the first International Emerging Talent Film Festival in Monaco. He served on the staff of the Juilliard School in New York following a fellowship there and received a Master in Fine Arts from the American Film Institute, where he was the recipient of the first James Cameron Fellowship in Directing. There, he directed COLETTE, based on the French writer, STALE IDENTITY, an homage to Hitchcock and film noir and SHADOWS, a multi-award winning exploration of love, family and the attraction of evil during the Holocaust. He is curently in post-production for his new documentary, MORPHING GRAVITY, chronicling the creation of Lisa Giobbi's aerial ballet, "FIGHT OR FLIGHT." He recently directed multiple episodes of the new sit-com, LIVING & LEARNING for C/W in New York and the documentary feature film, HUNGRY IS THE TIGER, which explores the food crisis in India and Indonesia using both traditional performance and contemporary documentary techniques. Mitch is also a directing member of the legendary Actors Studio.

Levine has chaired or participated on panels focusing on almost every aspect of the art and craft of cinema and the performing arts. He was the founding producer and host of Cinema’s Legacy: How Great Filmmakers Inspire Great Filmmakers for the American Film Institute and has presented, moderated or directed tributes and conversations featuring Quincy Jones, Salvatore Ferragamo, Angelica Huston, Sharon Stone, Elton John, Kanye West, Versace, Guns n Roses, Charlize Theron. Jessica Lange, Leslie Caron, Rutger Hauer, Elmer Bernstein, Donald Sutherland, Tab Hunter, Rachel Weisz, Rosario Dawson, Chris Columbus, Aaron Eckhart, Philip Kaufman, Janet Leigh, Lynn Redgrave, Ang Lee, Charlton Heston, George Clooney, Stephen Frears, Bruce Beresford, Christopher Nolan, Stephen Daldry, Edward Zwick, Roland Joffe, Franco Zeffirelli, Gregory Nava, Julie Taymor, Fernando Meirelles, Henry Jaglom, Normann Jewison, Neil LaBute and many others.  He recently produced tributes to George Clooney, hosted by Don Cheadle, to Nicholas Cage, hosted by Sean Connery, to Don Cheadle, hosted by Halle Berry, and to Clint Eastwood, hosted by Tony Bennett and Dustin Hoffman.  He serves as the Production Director of the Los Angeles Film Festival and is the director of the Spirit of Independence Award for Film Independent.  He is an award-winning filmmaker and stage director with credits throughout the world.  Preceding his directorial and film festival careers, Levine was a Special Representative to the United Nations Disarmament Programmes.

To listen to a recent National Public Radio interview with TFFG President Mitch Levine, please click here.


The Film Festival Group
Tel: 1.646.801.4226