It seems like the Oscar season brings out all sorts of special guests, even for films that aren't nominated - and no matter what kind of movie you've made, during that movie-heavy few months, audiences seem especially keen to hear what filmmakers have to say about their work. Thankfully, both audiences and filmmakers aren't merely keeping themselves within the city limits of Hollywood, USA, which means that more and more cinephiles can look forward to meeting their favorite filmmakers no matter where they live.

But before we get to the stuff we think you should see up on the big screen, we would like to remind you to please leave comments and send in emails with any suggestions you may have for events, screenings, or other opportunities film fans may have to share with others in their celebration of the medium. Also, when and if you attend any of the events listed below, please let us know about your experiences, and let the organizers know where you found out about it!