The Exception Fest Conference unites industry masters and up-and-coming filmmakers to share expertise on the trajectory of television and film career development. This event is for writers, directors, and filmmakers in a myriad of stages of their careers and offers actionable steps and networking relationships to get your career to the next level.

During these three powerful day, you will have exclusive access to some of Hollywood's elite as well as up-and-comers. There is also an opportunity to join an exclusive pitch session where a winner will be announced the same day for a prize of 5,000 to get your short film funded.
There are breakout rooms to discuss your career trajectory whether it be shorts, web and digital series, or feature films while learning from the masters in the industry.

At Exception Fest, we believe that everyone deserves a chance to shine in the entertainment industry. Founded by Lakeisha Jackson and Shakesha Williams of Harlem Fusion Entertainment, our conference is dedicated to celebrating undiscovered talent, entertainment insiders, and executives. Our core values revolve around inclusion, and we represent the underserved and underrepresented in Hollywood. We focus on providing opportunities for BIPOC men and women who often don't have the same access as their counterparts. Our mission is to equip aspiring filmmakers with the tools and actionable steps they need to bring their creative vision to life, and we pair goals with practical guidance to help them succeed. Join us and take your first step towards realizing your dreams!