Only 5 days left to submit your film to FICA International Short Film Festival!

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Published: 15 Sep 2019


 
 


Send your short film to FICA International Short Film Festival before September, 15th



FICA International Short Film Festival will turn 31 years old this year, thus proving it is one of the most relevant film events in Spain. FICA is a festival conceived for the dissemination and enjoyment of short films which facilitate the creation of cooperation networks within the national and international indiustries.


Since its last edition, FICA has opened its screens to international films and included experimental films alongside fiction, animation and documentary ones. This year it will give out in excess of 10000 Euro in cash awards, and it will place a particular focus on meetings and encounters for film professionals as a form of cultural enrichment.

Goya® Awards qualifying festival: FICA International Short Film Festival! works with Spain's Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science in the short listing of films for the Goya® Awards for best short films. The winner of the Best Spanish Short Film in the Official Section award will be pre-selected for the Goya® Awards.

FICA International Short Film Festival!'s final deadline is next September, 15th. If your short film is under 35 minutes in running length, regardless of its genre and format, don't hesitate to submit it!


 


 
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$130.000 in prizes at the China International New Media Short Film Festival

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Published: 15 Sep 2019


 
 


$130.000 in prizes and no entry fee submissions until July 31st



The China International New Media Short Film Festival (CSFF) is currently the only nationally-recognized international short film festival in China and it is regarded as one of the top three international film and television cultural events in China.


Sponsored by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, and Shenzhen Municipal People's Government, the festival aims to encourage the creation of outstanding new media short films across the globe, to seek and support young film and television talents, to incubate high-quality film and television creative projects, to promote integrated development of Film & Television Industry, and New Media Industry and, last but not least, to foster cultural communication, exchange, and cooperation internationally.


After nine years of cultivation and development, the CSFF has blossomed as a film festival and achieved development as a national film and television cultural event and a platform for international cultural exchanges.




$130.000 in cash prizes!: Winners of the 10th CSFF KingBonn Awards will obtain supporting funds for the creation of their next works, trophies and certificates issued by the CSFF Organizing Committee, opportunities to have priority in signing contracts of projects in the CSFF Short Film Market and other resources.

NO ENTRY FEE SUBMISSIONS UNTIL JULY 31st, don’t miss the chance to submit your short film!


 


 
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Gijon International Film Festival, one of the most prestigious festivals in the world

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Published: 13 Sep 2019


 
 


Gijon International Film Festival, Goya® and Oscar® qualifier, FIAPF recognised, gives out 68000 € in cash awards. Are you going to miss it?



Next September, 13th the call for entries for feature films (short films will be accepted until September, 20th) will close for the 57th Gijon International Film Festival (FICX), acknowledged as “Specialized Festival” by the FIAPF.


This Spanish festival includes in its programme some competitive and non competitive sections for feature and short films, for fiction, non fiction, animation, children and youth, documentary films, etc. It particularly focuses on the quality of modern day independent and auteur films, both from renown filmmakers and young talents, be it local or international. In its last edition the festival screened 180 films from 49 different countries, 30 of which were world premieres. Programmers from the main film events throughout the world atended the festival as well.



Oscar® and Goya® awards qualifier: An international jury of film and culture professionals will be in charge of choosing the winner of the “Principado de Asturias” award to the Best Short Film, which will then automatically qualify for consideration for the Oscar® awards organised by the Hollywood Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science, and for the Goya® awards organised by Spain's Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science.

The festival gives out in excess of 68000 € in cash awards in its different sections. Do not miss your chance and submit your film BEFORE SEPTEMBER, 13th (feature films) or SEPTEMBER, 20th (short films)!


 


 
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Global DR Film Festival, the most important film event in the Dominican Republic

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Published: 01 Sep 2019


 
 


DR Global Film Festival (FCGD): Class A and no fees!



The Festival de Cine Global DR was created in 2006 to give the Dominican Republic greater visibility in the international film industry. In it, Dominican producers, directors and actors meet with filmmakers from other latitudes and build synergies to develop projects in the country; the event also promotes and encourages citizens to discuss social, political and economic issues through cinematography.


Organized by the Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), the festival presents a selection of the best international, documentary and dramatic cinema, enriching the country's film culture and bringing the 7th art to all areas of Dominican society.



ACCREDITED BY FIAPF AS A "COMPETITON CLASS A" FESTIVAL: In 2017 the FCGD received accreditation from the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF), as “COMPETITIVE FEATURE FILM FESTIVAL” specializing in Debut Movies. Accreditation that the festival meets all the standards and criteria defined by the community of film producers associations around the world, and recognizes the work that the Festival team has done to create a quality film event.

Call for entries will close next September, 1st.Don't miss your chance to submit your DEBUT FICTION OR DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM, YOUR FICTION SHORT FILM OR YOUR ANIMATION SHORT FILM to the most important film event in the Dominican Republic!


 


 
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Last two weeks to submit your film to Zaragoza International Film Festival - FCZ

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Published: 25 Aug 2019


 
 


Zaragoza International Film Festival - FCZ will give out 5000 € in cash awards, and it is a Goya® Awards qualifying festival



Zaragoza International Film Festival - FCZ has been developing its appreciation for Spain's cinematic culture since 1995, while trying to bring together creators and audiences around the seventh art in the Aragon capital.


In this edition the festival will organise the 24th National Fiction Short Films Showcase, the 18th National Animation Short Film Showcase, the 6th International Microshorts Showcase, the 4th International Showcase of Short Films from Training Schools "Zaragoza International Film", the 2nd International Showcase Otras Miradas and, as a novel competition, the 1st International NewTek Showcase, which focuses on Web series. Among other non-official awards, the Noir Aragon award for the best International Noir Short Film can be singled out.



Qyalifying festival for the Goya® Awards from the Spanish Academy: The festival is one of Spain's Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science's partners, so that the winning short film of the Jury's Augusto Award to the Best National Fiction Short Film is admitted in the final stage of the Goya awards selection process for fiction short films.

THE CALL FOR ENTRIES WILL END NEXT AUGUST, 29TH for all official competitions. Don't miss your chance to submit your film!


 


 
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You have only 15 days to submit your short film to the Almería International Film Festival - FICAL!

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Published: 14 Aug 2019


 
 


International Film Festival of Almería - FICAL, Goya® Awards qualifying festival with over 19000 € in cash awards, will close for submissions next August 14th



The International Film Festival of Almería - FICAL reaches this year its 18th edition with the firm intention of taking a step forward and establishing itself worldwide as one of the hallmarks of the genre, while also promoting the Spanish province of Almería with the purpose of strengthening their historical ties with cinematic industry and culture.


The International Short Film Competition "Almería en corto", included in the Almería International Film Festival, is the competitive section for national and international films the duration of which does not exceed 30 minutes. In the last edition the festival screened 39 films from more than 2400 short films submitted from all five continents.




Qualifying festival for the Goya® Awards from the Spanish Academy: The winner of the Award for Best National Short Film will be pre-selected for the Goya Awards from the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

It will have a selection of the best of the genre internationally, with competitive sessions and parallel activities where meetings for professionals, historians and film critics can be arranged, also favoring its bonds with other national and international film festivals


The "Almería en corto" International Short Film Competition will hand out in excess of 19000 Euro in cash awards. Submit your short film before August, 14th!


 


 
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Last days to submit to Zinebi, class A festival, and Oscar, BAFTA and Goya qualifier

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Published: 15 Jul 2019


 
 


Don't miss out on submitting your short film to Zinebi International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao!



Born in 1959 as the Iberian American and Filipino International Documentary Film festival of Bilbao, it was created as a younger brother of sorts to the San Sebastian Film Festval. Sixty years later, Zinebi International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao has gained its own place as one the main international festivals of its kind, and is now a test field for new trends in contemporary filmmaking, as well as a truly useful platform for the most daring filmmakers, all within a frame of professional criticism, debate and specialisation.


Among the festival guests, international judges or awarded authors, great names can be found, such as Roman Polanski, Marco Bellocchio, Jean Rouch, Basilio M. Patino, Julio Medem or Carlos Saura.



OSCAR®, BAFTA AND GOYA AWARDS QUALIFYING FESTIVAL: The Zinebi Grand Prix winner will automatically qualify for consideration for the annual Academy Awards® organised by the Hollywood Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science and for the BAFTA awards. The winner of the Spanish Films Grand Prix will be automatically considered for the Goya awards given by Spain's Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science.

Since 1974, it is recognised by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) as a top international competitive festival, and it is one of only five festivals in the world recognised as a Class A festival in the documentary and short film category.


Zinebi's call for entries will close next July, 15th, and submissions can only be made through Festhome!


 


 
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Last days to submit to Sitges Festival!

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Published: 15 Jul 2019


 
 


Oscar and Méliès Awards qualifier SITGES - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, exclusively in Festhome



SITGES - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia is the world's main fantastic film festival, a must-attend event for film lovers and for all those who want to know the new trends and technologies applied to film and the audiovisual world. That is why great actors, directors and producers of the level of Paul Verhoeven, William Friedkin, Susan Sarandon or Quentin Tarantino do not hesitate to visit this festival.


SITGES is one of the best showcases in the world to discover the most advanced and innovative fantastic productions. An exceptional encounter with horror stories, a careful selection of the latest animation pieces and a suggestive vision of new film noir.



Qualifier for the Academy Awards®, Méliès and Goya: Short film winners of the Official Fantàstic and Animát sections will be automatically considered for the Academy Awards® and the Mélliès d'Or awards.

Sitges is a competitive festival in accordance with the regulations established by the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations).



Submisions close on JULY 15th and can ONLY be made through FESTHOME!!


 


 
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Soria International Short Film Fest: 18000 € in cash prizes, and Goya awards qualifying festival

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Published: 30 Jun 2019


 
 


Submit your film before June, 30th to the 21st Soria International Short Film Fest



Organised by Soria's City Hall and Youth Council and by La Boca Espacio de Cultura, the Soria International Short Film Fest will give in its 21st edition in excess of 18000 € in cash prizes.


One of Soria International Short Film Festival's main goals is the promotion of short films as a cinematic expression, thus contributing to their recognition, acknowledgment and value as an essential means of sharing cinematic culture.


One more year, the city of Soria will be fully committed with the short film festival and will be home of many cultural activities such as exhibitions, lectures, film creation courses, workshops and screenings in schools and education centres.



Goya Awards®
Qualifying Festival: Since 2016 the festival is AIC (Agency for the Industry of Short Films) approved, a recognition that allows the winners to be automatically pre-selected for the Goya® Awards.

Don't miss your chance and submit your fiction, animation or documentary short film before the end of the current month of June!


 


 
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New Orleans Film Festival, qualifying festival in three categories for the Academy Awards

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Published: 21 Jun 2019


 
 


June, 21st is the final deadline to submit your film to the 30th New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF)



Next week is the final deadline to submit your film to the New Orleans Film Festival, produced annually since 1989 by the New Orleans Film Society to take the newest independent films to the city of New Orleans with the film festival and also a permanent schedule of screenings all year round.


Looking for original, audacious and thought-provoking films, NOFF is particularly interested in films from filmmakers whose perspectives are less often represented in film production (last year, more than 50% of the films were helmed by women and gender non-conforming filmmakers, and over 45% were helmed by filmmakers of color).



Qualifying festival for the Oscar® Awards in all three Academy®-accredited categories for short films: The recipients of the festival's Documentary Short Jury Award, Narrative Short Jury Award, and Animated Short Jury Award will be automatically eligible for consideration in their respective categories of the Academy Awards®.

Lastly, the Festival offers each year Jury Awards to films in 7 different categories. The grand total value of the awards given in 2018 was in excess of $90.000 in camera equipment, production services and editing and post-production software.


Do not hesitate and submit your film before next June, 21st!


 


 
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Guanajuato International Film Festival's (GIFF) call for entries will close on April, 1st

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Published: 01 Apr 2019


 
 


Send your film to Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF) before April, 1st

Since 1998, the Guanajuato International Film Festival has become one of the most important platforms for young Latin American filmmakers and one of the best programs in Mexico, with a variety of competitions that include fiction, experimental, documentary and animation short films, fiction and documentary feature films, and virtual reality as its latest addition.



GIFF's 22nd edition will take place in July, 2019, 19th through 28th, in the cities of San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato, Mexico. It will offer a wide range of screenings, workshops, panels, live shows, an international market now in development for the pitching of Mexican projects and numerous networking opportunities by bringing together new talents and renowned experts in the film industry.

Oscar® and BAFTA Awards qualifying festival: Recipients of the festival's prizes in the categories of Short Fiction, Short Documentary and Short Animation will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards® organised by the Hollywood Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science.


As a BAFTA recognized film festival, all films accepted to the Guanajuato International Film Festival qualify to be considered for the British Academy Short Film Awards.

Don't forget to submit your short or feature film, submissions will close next April, 1st, Monday!


 


 
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IN THE PALACE, qualifying festival for the Academy Awards®, will close submissions soon!

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Published: 15 Mar 2019


 
 


IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival's 16th edition will give out in excess of 10000 € in cash awards

IN THE PALACE started out as a competitive forum for student films, but it has now become the biggest and most prestigious short film festival in Bulgaria, and one of the best known throughout Eastern Europe, eventually been given the EFFE Festival label granted by the European Festivals Association.


IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival focuses on fiction, documentary, animation and experimental short films, plus new media and digital arts, up to 27 minutes in running length. It is an exceptional platform for both young filmmakers and seasoned professionals.


The festival will take place in late June in Queen Marie Alexandra Victoria's former residence in the beautiful seaside town of Balchik, by the Black Sea. In the course of the festival there will be additional activities such as live music shows, panels, labs for children, nightly open air screenings near the beach, etc.

Academy Awards® qualifying festival in three categories: On top of the 10000 € the festival gives out in cash awards, IN THE PALACE is a qualifying festival for the Oscar Awards® from the Hollywood Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in the Best International Animation, Best International Fiction and Best National short film categories, and also for the Student Awards®.

Don't miss your chance and submit your film to the 16th International Short Film Festival IN THE PALACE before March, 15th!


 


 
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Huesca International Film Festival's deadline is February, 14th!

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Published: 14 Feb 2019


 
 


Huesca International Film Festival, 24700 € in prizes and qualifier for Goya® and Oscar®

The 47th edición of Huesca International Film Festival, meeting point for film professionals and film lovers, will take place in the city of Huesca (Spain) between the 7th and the 15th of June, 2019. It is one of the oldest film festivals in Spain and a true hallmark for short films internationally.


The festival, which gives out in excess of 24000 Euro in cash prizes, has 3 sections: Iberian American (Spain, Latin America and Portugal), International and Documentary. It also offers other categories and activities, such as the Screenings of New Iberian American filmmakers, the Luis Buñuel Award, the City of Huesca Award or the Pepe Escriche Award.



Qualifying festival for the Goya® and the Oscar® Awards: The Hollywood Academy supports Huesca International Film Festival by recognizing it as shortlisting for the Oscar® Awards within Best Short Fiction Film category, also the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes it for the Goya® Awards.

If you have a 30-minute long fiction, animation or experimental short film, or a 40-minute long documentary short film produced in 2018 or 2019, do not wait any longer and submit it to the Huesca International Film Festival before February, 14th!


 


 
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The final deadline to submit your short film to Brussels Short Film Festival is coming soon!

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Published: 08 Feb 2019


 
 


The final deadline for the 22nd Brussels Short Film Festival is next January, 27th

Since 1998, the Brussels Short Film Festival has as its main goals to promote emerging filmmakers, actors and technicians by presenting them to a large audience (25500 attendees in 2018) and connecting them to industry professionals while allowing them to divulge and sell their short films in the festival's international market.


This festival offers a screening experience that mixes quality, discovery, diversity and entertainment, and presents short films to young audiences as an alternative format of artistic creation.



Academy Awards® qualifying festival: Since 2018, the winners of the Great Prize of the International competition will be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film/ Live Action Short Film category of the Academy Awards®

Plus, the Brussels Short Film Festival gives out 8000 Euro in cash awards. Don't miss your chance and submit your film before January, 27th!


 


 
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The International Medina del Campo Film Week will close submissions soon!

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Published: 18 Jan 2019


 
 


Final deadline for submissions for the 32nd International Medina del Campo Film Week, with no entry fees, is coming soon

The call for entries for the International Medina del Campo Film Week will come to an end next January, 18th. One of the longest running Spanish film festivals, with a history that expands over three decades, Medina del Campo Film Week has awarded several Goya® Award winners, and two Oscar® nominated short films. The festival, which has no festival entry fees, will take place from 8th through 16th, March, 2019, and submissions up to 30 minutes in running length are accepted from all countries.


The festival main focus is auteur films, especially in short film format, and music clips. It also pays attention to production development. meetings of film production, distribution and festival professionals, master classes and lectures, workshops for children and teenagers or screenings in primary and high schools.



: The winner of the Golden Roel is pre-selected for the 33rd Goya Awards from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences of Spain.

Besides not having festival entry fees, the festival will give out in excess of 18000 Euro in cash awards! You are still on time to submit your short film before January, 18th!


 


 
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Busan ISFF - 24000 € in cash awards and Oscar qualifying festival

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Published: 03 Jan 2019


 
 


Next January 3rd is the deadline to submit your short film to Busan International Short Film Festival!



The Call for entries for the 36th edition of Busan International Short Film Festival (BISFF), one of the few international short film festivals in Asia, ends in two weeks.



This prestigious festival from South Korea started out in 1980 with its sole focus on Korean films. Shortly afterwards it started accepting Asian short films, and it became a truly international film festival in 2010, when it started acting as a portal for Korean and Asian films to the rest of the world, and vice versa.

Academy Awards® Qualifying Festival: Winners of the Best international film and Best Korean film Awards will be pre-selected for the Annual Academy Awards® organised by the Hollywood Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science in the Animation / Live action short film categories.

The festival will also give out some 24000 € in cash awards. Don't miss your opportunity and submit your short film to Busan International Short Film Festival before January 3rd!


 


 
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Leiden International Short Film Experience - LISFE's 11th edition

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Published: 21 Dec 2018


 
 


Send your short film to LISFE before December, 21st!



Leiden International Short Film Experience (LISFE) is an annual festival which focuses on short films of different genres, sources, purposes, forms and intentions which takes place in historical places in the town of Leiden (Netherlands). This well known festival gathers several forms of art and offers a platform for filmmakers, artists, musicians and students.



LISFE has screened in excess of 600 short films from more than 50 different countries, thus promoting the talent of young filmmakers and paying special attention to student filmmakers. In its 11th edition, LISFE is open to receive fiction, fantasy, documentary, horror, thriller, animation, science-fiction, films for kids, virtual reality, experimental short films, etc from all over the world.



2000 € in cash awards!: Jury Award (1000 € in cash), Audience Award (500 € in cash) and Student Award (500 € in cash).

Don't miss your chance to submit your film, submissions will close next December, 21st!


 


 
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Málaga Film Festival will close submissions soon!

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Published: 15 Dec 2018


 
 


Just a few days left to submit your Iberian American short or feature film to Málaga Film Festival


The 22nd Málaga Film Festival. Films in Spanish will take place between the 15th and the 24th, March, 2019, with the promotion of filmmaking in Spanish as one of its main goals. Among its main features, it is the home of an encounter between all professional levels of Spanish language film production (produced in Spain and Iberian America, which therefore includes Portugal and Brazil) to foster its development and its international commercialisation.


The deadline to submit documentary and short films is December, 15th, whilst Iberian American feature films, for both the Official and the Zonazine categories, can be submitted until January, 15th. Latin American short films can be submitted to the festival only if they are documentary films, whereas fiction and animation short films are only accepted if produced in Spain.


Goya® Awards qualifying festival: Winners of the Silver Biznagas to the best fiction and documentary short films are automatically pre-selected for the Goya Awards from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences of Spain.

If your film was produced in Latin America, don’t miss your chance to present it to the 22nd Málaga Film Festival!


 


 
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The Cartagena International Film Festival- FICCI will close submissions soon!

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Published: 05 Dec 2018


 
 


Send your film to the 59th Cartagena International Film Festival- FICCI in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) before December, 5th

Created in 1960, the Cartagena International Film Festival- FICCI is the oldest cinematographic event in Latin America. It has screened in excess of 5000 films in its film theaters in the course of 6 decades, thus becoming the main celebratory gathering of Latin American and world cinema in the Southern hemisphere, with a special focus on the development and international divulgation of Colombian films.


In its 59th edition, which will take place from 6th through 11th of March, 2019, FICCI will give 125,000 USD in cash awards in its 10 showcases and 4 work in progress laboratories (WIP). All selected films will have access to screenings and meetings with sales agents, distributors, exhibitors, media and producers, and they will also enjoy all the advantages of being accommodated by FICCI.



Oscar® qualifying festival for short films and documentary feature films: Members of the festival's selection committee and prestigious groups of Colombian documentary filmmakers will vote for the short film and the documentary feature film that will be pre-selected for the Annual Academy Awards® organised by the Hollywood Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science.




The call for entries to submit your film to the Cartagena International Film Festival- FICCI will be open exclusively in Festhome until next December, 5th!


 


 
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Don't miss the deadline to submit your film to Cortogenia

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Published: 03 Dec 2018


 
 


Only 5 days left to submit your short film to Cortogenia!



Cortogenia is an international short film festival that screens shorts in the Capitol film theatre in Madrid (Spain) since 1999. Its call for entries is open all year round with 4 annual competitive screenings. In each session 4 Spanish and two international short films are screened, and each film receives 150€ as screening fee..



Now in its 19th edition, Cortogenia takes place between January and December, 2018. In December a final gala will be held where all awarded films are screened and awards are given out, awards such as: Best National Short (given by ECAM), Best Sound Award (given by Isolé División Sonora, which provides direct sound and post-production services for 2000€ to the winner in this category for their next project), the Festhome Distribution Award (given by Festhome, it's an Annual Pass for the submission of the winning film to all national and international festivals through Festhome) or the award to the Best Short Film made in Madrid (given by the Madrid based association AMA, it's an annual subscrription).



: The Best National Short winner is pre-selected for the 33rd Goya® awards from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences of Spain.

Do not miss this chance and submit your animation, documentary or fiction film before September, 30th!


 


 
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