Kuandu International Animation Festival

Taipei City, Taiwan

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Deadline
15 Jul 2020


Published: 21 May 2020
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films


● The KuanDog Prize is held at the 10th Kuandu International Animation Festival (KDIAF) in 2020 to provide animators a platform to screen and promote their works.

● The Festival not only injects new energy into the animation industry, but it also promotes interactions between local and international participants.

● The KuanDog Prize encourages submissions from excellent animators and filmmakers. KDIAF also offers screening programs for outstanding animated films in different categories selected from all over the world.

● Every year we have around 20,000 attendees to our events.


International Festival

Short film festival


 Animation


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Cherkasy Short Film Festival Kinoshot - Черкаський фестиваль кіно ’КіноШот’

Cherkasy, Ukraine

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Deadline
29 May 2020


Published: 21 May 2020
 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films


Це чотириденний культурний захід, програма якого містить:
1) показ українських та іноземних короткометражних фільмів 2018-2020 рр.,
2) конкурс у наступних номінаціях:
кращий український короткометражний ігровий фільм,
кращий український короткометражний документальний фільм,
кращий зарубіжний короткометражний ігровий фільм,
приз глядацьких симпатій
3) зустрічі з видатними діячами культури та мистецтва,
Фестиваль відбудеться в місті Черкаси в Долині Троянд.


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Short film festival

Feature film festival


 Fiction  Animation


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Continental Film Festival

Toronto, Canada

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Deadline
28 Jun 2020


Published: 20 May 2020
 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films


The Continental Film Festival is a bi-annual event that opens doors for filmmakers in all continents to have a fair chance at receiving IMDb-eligible awards. We hold a live screening each Spring and Fall, giving you an opportunity to enter your film when you are absolutely ready.

Our judges composed of industry professionals as well as a jury made up of a non-industry audience will privately screen the films and rank them in several criteria including writing, cinematography, sound design, editing, acting and directing. Many will be chosen as Semi-Finalists, also known as Nominees, and these will be eligible to win category-specific IMDb-qualifying awards.

A few will be chosen Finalists and these will be screened at our live event held at The Burroughes Building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, one of the most multicultural cities on the face of the Earth.

​One of them will win the Best Film of the Festival award along with a First Runner-Up as well as a Second Runner-Up.


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 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


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La Mirada Tabú Film Festival

Zaragoza, Spain

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Deadline
12 Nov 2020


Published: 19 May 2020
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films


The LA MIRADA TABÚ film festival wants to motivate artists and creators to show their view of the “taboo” concept, which is broad and diverse, encompassing from the dreams, the unconscious, the mental worlds and the ghosts that populate them , the mystery, the magic, even the untold reality, the unsaid, "the clothes hanging", in the workplace, emotional, family, vital ... from a vision as polyhedral as human thought is: casual, humorous, dramatic, dreamlike ... always from respect for all ways of thinking and from creativity.

LA MIRADA TABÚ launches an invitation to bring to light the personal and non-transferable world of each creator, which, as we have been able to verify throughout the history of art and cinema, through great names in world cinematography such as Luis Buñuel , Carlos Saura, Stanley Kubrick, Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, David Lynch, Terrence Malick, Christopher Nolan, Julio Medem, Alejandro Amenábar ... connect with the deepest, most unknown and most ungraspable imaginary of viewers.


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 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Other  Experimental  Music Video


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Festival Internacional de Cine Social y Ecológico del Mediterraneo - Ficsem

-, Spain

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Deadline
24 Jul 2020


Published: 18 May 2020
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films


FICSEM es un nuevo Festival de Cine Social y Ecológico, que iba a ver la luz por primera vez en este año 2020, en la zona del Mediterráneo.


Por causas mayores, y habiéndonos visto inmersos en una situación en la cual nos hemos visto afectados todos, hemos decidido amoldarnos a la situación actual, y darle un nuevo enfoque a nuestro festival. Manteniendo la ilusión y la pasión que sentimos por el mundo artístico.


Nuestro festival está orientado a la difusión y al fomento de los autores cinematográficos relacionados con temas de valor social y/o ecológicos.


Porque creemos en el poder del arte cómo medio transformador, nuestro aporte desde este festival es dar visibilidad a los proyectos que traten cambios medioambientales y sociales en los que nos vemos inmersos. Somos un festival internacional porque entendemos el mundo más allá de las barreras, y porque nos mueve la necesidad de conocer otras culturas y compartir lo mejor de la nuestra, cómo aporte a cualquier mejora en cualquier rincón del mundo.


El mediterráneo es el clima que nos envuelve, y nos sentimos identificados con él. En cuanto a calidez, cercanía y transparencia. Somos un festival que arranca fuerte, con un gran número de artistas comprometidos que comparten nuestra causa, y las ganas de compartir.

Y por ello no tenemos miedo a romper los patrones de festivales más clásicos. Tanto es así, que en el premio a mejor actor y/o actriz, el reconocimiento del premio recae sobre su labor social y/o ecológica… Y no solo en sus dotes.

A pesar de tener unas bases firmes ideológicas. Nos abrimos a otras áreas artísticas e iniciativas.


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International Short Film Festival on elderly people (FICMA Salamanca)

Salamanca, Spain

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Deadline
17 Aug 2020


Published: 18 May 2020
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films


The International Festival of Short Films on the Elderly (FICMA) was born within the Federation of Associations of the Elderly of Salamanca (FAMASA) with the aim of providing a cultural offer that contributes to improving the quality of life of the elderly by bringing them closer to a full citizenship and offering the cultural heritage of which they are protagonists. It is celebrated every year between September and October since 2016 in the city of Salamanca, being a meeting of intergenerational culture

The Festival poses as a place of debate and discourse for questions such as: How has cinema treated old age? How does it reflect the role of the elderly in the family, sentimental, emotional and social relationships, the process of deterioration and the proximity of death, in a society where the average age of the population is increasingly high? Does the influence of cinema negatively or positively affect the stereotypes and beliefs that society generates about the elderly and the elderly? Do you treat men in the same way as women?

The old age is heterogeneous, as much as older adults exist in the world and this is what aims to demonstrate this cinematographic event.

OBJECTIVES
The goal of FICMA is to get Salamanca people to come to the cinema from the perspective of people over 65 and / or with dependence. Thus, it is an excellent opportunity to offer a festival of cinema to the city and an active and positive vision of this sector of the population. The goal of the festival is for society to take a vision that highlights the positive aspects of old age and reinforces intergenerational relations.


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 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


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ImagenArte

Santaella, Spain

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Deadline
20 Jul 2020


Published: 18 May 2020
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films


V Santaella Short Film Festival August 22, 2020.

Organize and Collaborate:
Santaella Town Hall and La Campiña Cathedral.


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Short film festival


 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


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Lucca Film Festival & Europa Cinema

Lucca, Italy

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Deadline
31 Aug 2020


Published: 18 May 2020
 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films


Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema is an annual event that celebrates and promotes cinematographic culture. Through screenings, exhibitions, conferences and performances, the Festival has been able to captivate an ever-increasing audience with a program that ranges from experimental to mainstream films. Through the years, Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema has carved out a niche for itself, standing apart from the many other festivals thanks to its bold yet carefully studied programming. Over the years, great names of international filmmakers and well-known celebrities have attended Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema as invited guests; David Lynch, Oliver Stone, Jeremy Irons, Willem Dafoe, George Romero, Terry Gilliam, William Friedkin, Alfonso Cuarón, John Boorman and Peter Greenaway, Martin Freeman just to name a few. At the same time, the Festival has offered retrospectives of “old” glories while unearthing new talents. To top it all off, breathtaking Lucca and beautiful Viareggio serve as a stunning backdrop to an event that has now firmly established itself, becoming a highly anticipated and not-to-be-missed appointment in Italy and in Europe: the Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema.

The 2020 will be the 5th edition of the Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema International Feature Film Competition. In the previous editions important personalities of cinema like Cristi Puiu, Rutger Hauer and Philip Groening had been part of the international jury.

The films shown during this competition are Italian premieres and last edition was won by "Dollhouse: The Eradication of Female Subjectivity From American Popular Culture" by American filmmaker Nicole Brending.

The 2020 edition of Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema (because of the Covid-19) will be held from September 25 to October 4. The first call for entries has already been published and it is now possible to apply for the 2020 international feature competition.

Since its creation, the festival has always been committed to promoting contemporary films. Therefore, directors from all over the world can submit their films to the competitive section of the festival through the dedicated call for entries.

There are three categories: Best feature film prize (3000€), awarded by a jury of renowned guests from both the cinematographic and academic worlds, Best feature film – university jury prize (awarded by an university jury) and Best feature film – popular jury prize.
For those who are interested in this competition, the last day for submissions is August 10 2020, until midnight.

There are no limitations to the genre or topic of the films. The only requirements are the following: the films must be at least 60 minutes long and must have been produced in 2019. Moreover, they must be Italian premieres, so they cannot have been presented in any other Italian festival, shown on any online open platform or distributed in any other way in Italy.


For the 15th year in a row, it will take place the historic short films competition, whose winner will receive a 500€ prize. Every year, the selection committee of this competition receives more than 300 films to evaluate. Among the directors who took part in earlier editions, there are celebrities like Adan Jodorowsky, son of the famous Chilean filmmaker.
Even though the “free experimentation” is the fil rouge of this year's edition, the films have no limitations in genre and topic. The only requirement is that they cannot last more than 29 minutes. For the short films competition, the last day for submissions is August 10 2020, until midnight.

A list of the selected films will be published on the festival’s website before August 31 2020. During the festival the films will be shown in the cinemas taking part in the event.

Moreover, it has been reconfirmed the participation of the People's Jury and the University Students Jury for the feature competition.

The Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema, coordinated by Nicola Borrelli, is one of the key events organized and sponsored by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca.
The event's main sponsors are Banca Generali and Banca Pictet, whereas the exhibits are produced with the support of Banca Société Générale. The organization of the Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema has also been possible thanks to the funding from Funder35 and the support of Gesam Gas & Luce S.p.A Istituto Luce Cinecittà S.r.l., Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca, Baldini Vernici, Lucar S.p.A Lions Club Lucca Le Mura, Alleanza Assicurazioni S.p.A, Luccaorganizza, Il Ciocco S.p.A, MiBACT (the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Activities and Tourism), the Region of Tuscany, the City of Lucca, the City of Viareggio, the Province of Lucca with the collaboration and co-production of the Giglio Theatre in Lucca, Consociazione Nazionale donatori di sangue Fratres, Fondazione Giacomo Puccini e Museo Puccini – Casa Natale, Fondazione Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti, Fondazione Mario Tobino, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Martinelli Luce, CG Entertainment, Fondazione Centro Arti Visive e Fondazione UIBI. Thanks also to Lucca Comics & Games, Trenitalia Regional Management, Unicoop Firenze and to the Degree Course in Performing Arts and Civilization Department of Communication and Forms of Knowledge at the University of Pisa, Photolux Festival and App18 for their collaboration.

Come to the Lucca Film Festival and experience a full 360° immersion in both the cinema and the heart of Tuscany.


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 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


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Free Film Festival Pro

Cordoba, Argentina

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Deadline
12 Apr 2021


Published: 17 May 2020
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films
Feature films


Short Films and Feature Films
made between 2014 and 2021

Registration is FREE

All genres can participate

Registration deadline: April 12, 2021

Winners will be announced on May 29, 2021


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 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video





 
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Međunarodni Festival Fantasy & Horror Filma Hrizantema

Subotica, Serbia

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Deadline
01 Jul 2020


Published: 16 May 2020
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films


Fantasy & horror film festival “Hrizantema” (chrysanthemum), has been organized for the first time in October 2013. The festival takes the place among the small, independent festivals of explicit genres. The horror and fantasy film genre has survived the countless transformations from the very beginnings of cinema. Artists, film - makers, professionals and enthusiast, through the time, have positioned the genres of horror and fantasy and sealed its status among the other genres.


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 Fiction  Fantastic  Terror


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El Pecado International Short Film Competition

Llerena, Spain

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Deadline
15 Jun 2020


Published: 16 May 2020
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films


The excmo. municipality of Llerena and the Morrimer Cultural Association convened the 19th edition of the international short film competition "El Pecado 2020", to be held from 4 to 8 August of this year.


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 Fiction  Animation  Other


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The Warsaw Film Festival opens its calls for entries in Festhome!

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This time we would like to give a warm welcome to Festhome to one of the most important festivals in the world: the Warsaw International Film Festival, prestigious festival with 35 plus years of history that takes place since 1985, and which in 2009 joined the elite group of events recognized by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations as international film festivals - next to Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Locarno, San Sebastian, Tokyo, Moscow or Mar del Plata, among others.

Many qualities could be pointed out in the Warsaw IFF, but the main one may be the prestige its film programming has achieved: short and feature films of all kinds, categories and genres may find a place in the festival as long as their quality makes them worthy of it. About that, even though the festival screens films from every corner of the earth, it pays some particular attention to films from Poland and eastern Europe, and it is so not only in the screening schedule, but also in the professional events, the market, which is organised in Warsaw and in some occasions, through a network of international partnerships, in Moscow and Beijing as well.

The above mentioned international partnerships, such as the agency for the mutual promotion of Chinese and Eastern Europe films run with the Beijing based distribution company Film factory, are among the most stimulating initiatives developed by the festival. As proof of the international recognition gained by the festival, it is also a qualifying festival for the Oscar Awards®! given by the Hollywood Academy.

Warsaw International Film Festival's 36th edition, which will take place from October 9th through 18th, 2020, will also give out 11000 € in cash awards. Its call for entries will be open in Festhome until July, 31st, and it is a call for entries that no filmmaker should miss.


 


 
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Bosifest - Belgrade international film festival for and by people with disabilities

Belgrade, Serbia

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Deadline
24 May 2020


Published: 15 May 2020
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films
Feature films


BOSIFEST is the International Film Festival for and by persons with disabilities, the only one of this kind in the Southeast Europe, which will be organized this year for the eleventh time in Serbia by the Hendi Center Koloseum. As in past eleven years, this year on the big screen a great number of films will be shown both in competitive and non-competitive part. So far visitors of the BOSIFEST had an opportunity to watch 400 films that had life of the people with disabilities as their subject or were created by the disabled authors.


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 Documentary


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Master of Art Film Festival

Sofia, Bulgaria

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Deadline
23 Jan 2021


Published: 15 May 2020
 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films

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“MASTER OF ART” FILM FESTIVAL 2021

MISSION

Master of Art Film Festival is unique cultural event and the only in Eastern Europe international film festival for Documentaries on Art. It takes place in Bulgaria – Sofia, Plovdiv and Varna.
The festival focuses on different artistic approaches on Art.
Its program is dedicated to Documentary cinema that represents the artistic vision both on history of Art, Contemporary Art forms and to celebrate the multicultural diversity in our time.

Our goal is to show documentaries that manifest the talents and the creative process in the following categories: Architecture, Design and Fashion, Art and Power, Contemporary art, Culinary art, Fine Art, Photography, Literature, Music and Dance, Theatre and Cinema.
Documentaries produced and released after January 1, 2018 are eligible to the competition of Master of Art Film Festival. The festival pays attention also on modern tendencies in Video Art and Advertising.

The mission of Master of Art Film Festival is to create an alternative platform to the mass culture. We want to create an opportunity and to contribute a dialogue and cooperation between artists. The festival is the biggest forum in Eastern Europe for young documentary filmmakers, tempted to tell inspiring stories about the Art.

Master of Art Film Festival is organized by Spotlight Production Company, The National Palace of Culture and ‘Master of Art’ Foundation with the financial support of Municipality of Sofia, AURUBIS BULGARIA, Bulgarian National Film Center and etc.
The festival funds are raised by participation fees, financial subsidies, donations, sponsorship and tickets.
The 6th edition of the festival will be organized in two parts:
• Online edition from 12 to 28 of February 2021 on a special Festival platform available only from Bulgaria - The online edition will present the all of the Officially selected short documentaries, all of the Officially selected productions in Video Art and Advertising category and part of the Officially selected feature documentaries.
• Live edition from 8 to 29 April 2021 in art cinemas in Sofia, Plovdiv and Varna – The live edition will present all of the Officially selected feature documentaries, part of the Officially selected short documentaries and part of the Officially selected productions in Video Art and Advertising.
The OFFICIAL SELECTION laurel is given to all films selected in the following categories:

“OFFICIAL SELECTION – COMPETITION” laurel
COMPETITION CATEGORIES – DOCUMENTARIES

I. ARCHITECTURE - documentaries for architects, past and present architectural achievements and historic buildings.
II. ART and POWER - documentaries about the relationship between the artists and totalitarian regimes and politic.
III. CONTEMPORARY ART - documentaries about contemporary art the art of XX and XXI century.
IV. CULINARY ART - documentaries on the art of preparation, cooking and serving food.
V. DESIGN and FASHION – Interion designers, fashion designers and their works.
VI. FINE ART - documentaries about the Fine Art from different eras, galleries and exhibitions.
VII. LITERATURE - documentaries about writers, poets, their works and libraries.
VIII. MUSIC and DANCE - documentaries about music, composers and musicians - opera, classics, folk, jazz, pop and rock; dancers and choreographers - ballet, folk, traditional and contemporary dance.
IX. PHOTOGRAPHY - documentaries about the Art of Photography, photographed historic events and Photographers.
X. THEATRE and CINEMA - documentaries about theatre, acting challenges on stage; notable filmmakers and actors.

COMPETITION CATEGORY – VIDEO ART and ART ADVERTISING
(This category has a separate Award and the submitted videos are not competing with the documentaries and video games in the other categories.)

XI.VIDEO ART and ART ADVERTISING – video art, experimental videos, art advertisings and Advertisement.

COMPETITION CATEGORY – MORE THAN ART
XII. MORE THAN ART - competition for Best Art Film in development

In addition to all fantastic documentaries for art that are submitted to festival every year filmmakers will have a new opportunity in 2021 edition. We are creating The Master of Art Lab and a special category “More Than Art” for projects in development. Our intention is to support the process of birth of new documentaries dedicated to art in very beginning. Authors are invited to submit their project for Lab competition categories where they compete for the Best Art Film in Development with a special financial support from the festival. The application written in English has to contain synopsis and visual explication not less than five pages and authors filmography. Additional materials like photos or teaser could be attached. Applications must be received until January 23, 2021. If you have an idea for a new amazing art documentary and need initial support - apply and start your achievement in documentary filmmaking! If you win our “More Than Art” competition your world premiere could be at Master of Art Film Festival.

“OFFICIAL SELECTION – OUT of COMPETITION” laurel
OUT of COMETITION CATEGORIES

XIII.PANORAMA - this category includes exceptional documentaries on art regardless of their date of production.

XIV.ART HORIZONS - Documentaries that are highly appreciated by the preselecting committee.


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ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival

Paris, France

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Deadline
17 Jan 2021


Published: 15 May 2020
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Short films
Feature films


Cinema is an art form that needs to be simultaneously nourished and challenged and ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival provides the perfect arena for indie filmmakers to express authentic cinematic storytelling in the most compelling ways possible. As one the World’s truly stand out independent film festivals, ÉCU embraces innovation and creativity and allows directors in competition to showcase their films to audiences who appreciate and love independent cinema. Filmmakers who are selected into ÉCU’s Official Selection join an active community of creatives who continually push the boundaries of indie cinema.

'I'm so grateful and honoured... Your festival is an amazing opportunity to celebrate independent films and filmmakers' - Iris Zaki, director of 'WOMEN IN SINK', the winner of the Best European Independent Documentary 2016.

"I had such a great time at the festivals. Really, amazing films, interesting filmmakers. It was an inspirational visit for me. Thanks to you all for your enthusiastic and truly supportive organization! You're awesome!"

- Martijn Winkler, director of #tagged, winner of Best Director award at ÉCU 2018

Since its inception in 2006 ÉCU has forged a path for independent film and the scope of its presence has grown to a global scale with the festival often being referenced as the European equivalent of Sundance, an honour that we don’t take lightly.

Spring is not only a fabulous time for Paris but an exciting time for ÉCU because that is when we showcase roughly around 100 of the World’s very best independent films. Although ÉCU emphasises European talent, it also recognises the genius of international filmmakers with several categories allocated to non-European films.

The next ÉCU, the 16th edition, will take place on the 9th, 10th and 11th of April, 2021 in Paris, France.

ÉCU isn’t just all about screening an amazing slate of films over its three-day event in Paris in April. There are also professional workshops led by experts in the industry, Q&A’s held with the attending filmmakers after every screening session and a chance to network with fellow filmmakers, producers, agents, industry representatives, prospective film buyers and, of course, the cinema-loving public. At ÉCU, there is a continual dialogue celebrating and critiquing the world’s best indie cinema of today.


Though ÉCU’s main event IS the three-day festival in Paris each spring, there is even more! Thanks to our over 50 partner festivals, partner organizations, film centres and film commissions, ÉCU’s goes on an annual world tour called ÉCU-On-The-Road, which gives award-winning films (as well as many of the Official Selection films) the opportunity to have their films screened to a broader, global audience. ÉCU-On-The-Road showcased films in over 80 countries around the globe in 2016 - 2019 at special ÉCU mini-festivals, partner festivals, cultural institutions and film schools, including an amazing seven day special festival in São Paulo, Brazil. The event was made possible through the support of Caixa Cultural, São Paulo and was a huge success. ÉCU also held special events in Berlin (Germany), Cannes (France) and was part of festivals in Lebanon, Italy, Russia, USA, Romania, Austria, Denmark and ot­her countries. This gives ÉCU filmmakers great exposure to audiences that they may never have reached.

Since 2006, ÉCU has helped the careers of literally hundreds of independent filmmakers, actors, DPs, editors, screenwriters and is honoured to be firmly established as one of the World’s eminent indie film festivals.

Above all, we are proud to be a filmmakers’ festival!


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London International Student Film Festival

Kensington, United Kingdom

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Deadline
05 Mar 2021


Published: 15 May 2020
 Has submission fees
Short films


The London International Student Film Festival screens in Central London. The publicity provides exposure for new filmmakers’ work. There will also be professional networking and learning opportunities.


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Last days to submit to Edmonton Int. Film Festival

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May 15th, last day to submit your film to the 34th Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF)



Established in 1986, Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF), is held in the heart of the Canadian Prairies, just a couple of hours from the majestic Rocky Mountains. This festival from the plains of Alberta gives voice, platform and opportunity to filmmakers at all stages of their creative journey and from all parts of the world.


The festival's primary objective is to encourage and support the appreciation of cinema as art. Each autumn, EIFF hosts a 10-day cinematic feast that celebrates the power of film with more than 150 films from 40 countries, ranging from short to feature-length, dramatic to documentary, comedy to tragedy, and studio to independent. it also hosts filmmaker chats, Q&A's, gala screenings, a local filmmaker spotlight, 'buzzy' films that are traveling the festival circuit, professional lunches, parties and more.



The final Oscar® qualifying festival of the year!: Edmonton International Film Festival is an Academy® Awards qualifying festival for Live Action & Animation short films.

What are you waiting for? Send your SHORT OR FEATURE FILM before next Friday, May 15th!


 


 
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Seoul Metro International subway Film Festival

Yeongdeungpo-gu, South Korea

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Deadline
01 Jul 2020


Published: 14 May 2020
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films

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Seoul Metro International subway Film Festival(SMIFF) introduces various world-wide extreme-short films on Seoul and Barcelona subway monitors and aims to contribute in making cosmopolitan cultural environment where anyone can enjoy movies in various places beyond cinemas.


International Festival

Short film festival


 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


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Göteborg arab film festival

Gothenburg, Sweden

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Deadline
30 Jun 2020


Published: 14 May 2020
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films
Feature films


Through cinematic, humanistic and visionary perspectives, the Gothenburg Arab Film Festival starts from the Bride of Scandinavia, a cultural space that knows no boundaries to explore identity in the Arab world and the Diaspora through documentaries and short feature films by Arab directors, or by directors from other countries working on issues affecting the Arab world.

The main aim of the festival is to create opportunities for joint dialogue between Arab and foreign filmmakers to promote a culture of tolerance and to reject a culture of hatred, violence.

The festival spotlight documentaries and short fiction describing, analyzing and explaining deep problems in the Arab world, highlighting in particular fears faced by Arab citizens.

At Göteborg Arab Film Festival we are pleased to receive a wide range of audiovisual work, video/sound art, film, and new media work will be accepted: experimental, documentary, animation, narrative, non-narrative, multimedia, virtual reality, augmented reality, net art, interactive media, etc.


International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival


 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


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Кино Без Барьеров

Moscow, Russia

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Deadline
15 Jun 2020


Published: 14 May 2020
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films
Feature films


Submissions for the 10th Breaking Down Barriers running November 5-9, 2020 are now open!

The one and the oldest Russian Disability Film Festival takes place in Moscow, Russia every two years. Festival has been organized by Russian disability NGO Perspektiva since 2002.

Festival strives to promote a complex image of people with disabilities through films and to educate members of the community about issues that effect the lives of disabled people worldwide.

During the first nine festivals more than 800 films from 55 countries were screened. More than 15 000 people attended Moscow’s festivals and more than 100,000 people in 30 regions of Russia attended regional festivals. Festivals also took place in Armenia, the Kirgiz Republic, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia.


International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival


 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


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