As the largest annual gathering of art house cinema and festival professionals, community leaders, service providers and suppliers, the Annual Conference attracts participants from across the world. By defining our field, creating a shared vision and vocabulary, and identifying best practices, the Art House Convergence Annual Conference strengthens efforts to sustain art houses cinemas and film festivals of various sizes, operating structures, and programming philosophies. The goal of the Annual Conference is to engage art house theaters, film festivals, film societies, museums, and other exhibition-oriented organizations in conversations of great relevance to our field.
Due to the Global COVID-19 Pandemic, the Annual Conference was postponed in both 2021 and 2022. Once the organization transitions to new board leadership, plans for the next convening will be announced.
Register for the annual conference and get access to four days of educational sessions, receptions, and networking opportunities. Your registration includes 45+ educational sessions, keynotes, parties, screenings, and more.
Partner with Art House Convergence and connect with thousands of specialists in the art house and independent cinema industries. Supporting AHC helps promote your brand among key exhibitors and their influential patrons and contributes to the ongoing vitality of the theatrical experience. Vendors and distributors must sponsor to participate in the popular Meet the Vendors and Meet the Distributors trade shows. 2020 sponsorship deck is available for reference.
Scholarships & Initiatives
Each year Art House Convergence offers initiatives and scholarships to improve access to the conference’s educational, networking, and professionalization opportunities. These programs are intended to cultivate diverse leadership, support first-time attendees, and strengthen the conference and the organizations it serves by making them more inclusive. Learn more here.
Art House Convergence encourages cinema exhibitors in all stages of their career to get involved with planning our annual conference, regional seminars, and other programs. Learn more about volunteer opportunities here.
Each year the Art House Convergence community celebrates achievements in film exhibition and contributions to the fields of art house and independent cinema with the Spotlight Lifetime Achievement Award and the Founders’ Distinguished Service Award. Read more about Art House Convergence Awards.