Blog: Film festivals



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Published: 17 Jan 2020
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Burgas International Film Festival

Deadline: 24 Apr 2020

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The main goal of Burgas International Film Festival is to develop a sustainable platform for presentation of feature and short movies by acquainting the audience with the contemporary cinema art.
The mission of The Festival is to turn Burgas into cultural venue of filmmakers and movie fans.
The main scope of the Festival is to present the current trends in the Bulgarian and international cinema practice and to provoke intercultural dialogue.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Other


Burgas, Bulgaria



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Logo of DocuRock
Published: 17 Jan 2020
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DocuRock

Deadline: 15 Jun 2020

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DocuRock is an international documentary film Festival that offers the best documentary film works of the recent international Panorama focused on the world of music.

DocuRock comes to cover a lawsuit that the commercial halls do not cover. In DocuRock the spectators will be able to see premieres in Canary Islands and Tenerife in original version subtitled with free entry.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Other


S/C de Tenerife, Spain



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Logo of Human Rights International Film Festival Colombia
Published: 16 Jan 2020
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Human Rights International Film Festival Colombia

Deadline: 15 Mar 2020

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Since 2013, the International Film Festival for Human Rights Colombia offers attendees an audiovisual, cultural and academic program that contributes to the formation of audiences, the strengthening of film and cultural industries, the creation of spaces for dialogue around life, reconciliation, the promotion and defense of human rights, and the construction of ideas for peace.

The Festival is the ideal setting for the film community of Colombia and the world that bets on audiovisual narration with a focus on human rights, which is why it becomes the main platform for the promotion, circulation, distribution and exhibition of audiovisual works whose demand is limited due to their non-commercial subject matter.
The Festival takes place simultaneously in the cities of Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena, Barranquilla and Pereira and is organized by the Impulsos Foundation.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Other


Bogotá, Colombia



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Published: 16 Jan 2020
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FRAPA - Festival de Roteiro Audiovisual de Porto Alegre

Deadline: 30 Mar 2020

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FRAPA – The Porto Alegre Screenwriting Festival – is the largest event focused in scriptwriting for television and film in Latin America. The 8th FRAPA will be held at Cinemateca Capitólio, from the 14th to 17th of July, 2020. Our aim is to discuss and strengthen the significance of screenplay writing in times of rising in TV and film production in Brazil and in the whole continent.

Inspired by similar festivals in the United States and Europe, FRAPA has grown in size throughout the years, organizing debate sessions, competitions, workshops, screenings, master classes and business rounds. We intend to make FRAPA a reference for the thought of audiovisual writing in Latin America. By encouraging the exchange of experiences between screenwriters and other professionals in the audiovisual market, we create an opportunity for qualification and celebrate new partnerships.

FRAPA has received many renown professionals throughout its three editions. To name a few: James V. Hart (Dracula, Hook, Contact), Bráulio Mantovani (City of God e Elite Squad 1 e 2), Fernando Castets (Son of the Bride), Marcos Bernstein (Central Station), Pablo Stoll (25 Watts and Whisky), Luiz Bolognesi (Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury), Lisandro Alonso (Jauja) and many others.

FRAPA. Great stories to come.



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Porto Alegre, Brazil



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Photo of FRAPA - The Porto Alegre Screenwriting Festival
Photo of FRAPA - The Porto Alegre Screenwriting Festival
Photo of FRAPA - The Porto Alegre Screenwriting Festival


 
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Published: 16 Jan 2020
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2020ViSioN

Deadline: 01 Apr 2020

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The Warrnambool Easter Arts Festival
is an encompassing community Arts Festival celebrating the traditional Easter theme.

This year we are adding a workshop and screening as an event. And making films around the theme "What does Easter Mean in 2020"

We are looking for films up to 5 min in length with content rate G for general viewing. Films can be any genre.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


Warrnambool, Australia





 
Logo of DOKUMENTALA
Published: 16 Jan 2020
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DOKUMENTALA

Deadline: 20 Mar 2020

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Short film festival


Dokumentala was born to show through
language of cinema the transformative power of support
between people.
That is why the thematic axis of the proposals to
The contest will be to make visible support relationships that
can give in society and that they generate changes
positive in people, in groups and in
municipalities.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


Getxo, Bizkaia, Spain



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Logo of the illusive eye
Published: 16 Jan 2020
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the illusive eye

Deadline: 01 Apr 2020

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With the name Illusive Eye the optical process by which animation occurs in our brain by generating movement from the illusion produced by the rapid exposure to images in sequence is evoked. Animation offers the construction of credible universes, capable of freeing us from the limits of immediate reality.

With the coming of current communication technologies, animation has gained even more ground than it had in Film, Didactics and Videogames. Now, with the internet and the power of cell phones, mobile applications and the interconnection of devices and institutions with the network, animation has become an essential part of the language of interaction between the user and the world.

This audiovisual language has extended its discursive horizons as far as the human imagination reaches, and technically its evolution has allowed it to overcome reality by opening a fantastic vortex that provides immersive experiences and high doses of empathy as well as tons of fans of all ages and throughout the world, developing any theme with great aesthetic contributions and various levels of depth.

In honor of this abyss of creativity and as an invitation to immerse ourselves in it, this meeting space has been created for creators, scholars and amateurs. Looking to show not only its strength in the current film narrative but the presence of other types of speeches built on this means of visual expression: GIFs, memes, stickers, emoticons, headers, symbols for social networks, interface elements, banners, promotions , and any type of element generated from the illusion of an eye.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


San Cristóbal, Venezuela



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Logo of TMFF - The Monthly Film Festival (Online)
Published: 16 Jan 2020
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TMFF - The Monthly Film Festival (Online)

Deadline: 30 Dec 2020

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TMFF is a competitive online short and feature film, trailer and screenplay festival as well as a film collection platform.

Each month, judges, who all work in the film industry will decide who the TMFF winners are.

Think you're good enough? Make us think the same.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Glasgow, United Kingdom



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Photo of TMFF - The Monthly Film Festival (Online)
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Logo of Rome Independent Film Festival  - RIFF Awards
Published: 16 Jan 2020
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Rome Independent Film Festival - RIFF Awards

Deadline: 31 Jul 2020

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The Rome Independent Film Festival (RIFF) is Italy 's first independent and international film festival. Its aim is to unite enthusiasm for films and filmmaking among young filmmakers with the realities of film production and distribution.Since its first edition in 2001, RIFF has become an event that is followed with more and more interest by the public in Rome and a reference for worldwide filmmakers. In these years, the Riff has received works coming from the 5 continents, ending up being an attentive witness
representative of the directions and passions of the independent film industry.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Roma, Italy



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Photo of Rome Independent Film Festival  - RIFF Awards
Photo of Rome Independent Film Festival  - RIFF Awards
Photo of Rome Independent Film Festival  - RIFF Awards


 
Logo of Certamen de cortometrajes Me Quedo Corto
Published: 16 Jan 2020
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Short films

Certamen de cortometrajes Me Quedo Corto

Deadline: 30 Apr 2020

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Short film festival


Only for Spanish Filmmakers.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Porcuna, Spain



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Logo of Saturnia Film Festival
Published: 15 Jan 2020
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Saturnia Film Festival

Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Short film festival


The Saturnia Film Festival seeks to discover, support, and inspire independent film and theatre artists from around the world and to introduce audiences (members of the industry and film lovers) to their new work. The Artistic Commettee of the Saturnia Film Festival will consider projects that tell stories about universal themes driven by an individual and authentic voice.

The Saturnia Film Festival takes place for five days, from July 29 2020 to August 2nd, 2020 in the square of Saturnia, Manciano, Rocchette di Fazio, Montemerano, and the Terme di Saturnia (Grosseto, Italy).



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Poggio Murella-Saturnia, Italy



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Logo of 99.media | International Short Documentary Festival
Published: 15 Jan 2020
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99.media | International Short Documentary Festival

Deadline: 29 Mar 2020

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ENGLISH (↓versión española abajo↓)

“99.media is a carefully curated selection of documentaries from around the world swooping down into extraordinary lives.” — Rob Alderson, WePresent

99.media is a new kind of documentary film festival: both online and in real life.

It is a free and not-for-profit video platform streaming documentaries in 6 languages (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German and Italian) + a series of live screenings in different cities where our languages are spoken.

Our objective is to democratize documentaries thanks to multilingualism and to help filmmakers get wider audiences and more impact.

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"99.media has embarked on a beautiful campaign to share films with the world. Subtitling my film from Arabic and English into a half-dozen languages opens the door for cross-cultural impact in ways I’ve always dreamed about. Their initiative to share powerful works of art with the world is a noble calling, and I’ve watched as my film has reached new people. I’m grateful for the opportunity to have my film play on their platform."
— Matthew K. Firpo, filmmaker

"99.media translated my documentary into 5 additional languages, ultimately helping the film reach a much wider audience, and become globally relevant. Films are made to be seen, and reaching an international audience like this is invaluable”.
— Lukas Shrank, filmmaker

“My short documentary was translated into 5 languages by 99.media, which helped it gain a lot more exposure and massively increased its global reach. I have a lot of respect for, and trust in the team, who has always dealt with me in a professional and honest fashion and who I believe has a real passion for short film and a lot of respect for filmmakers.”
— Andy Oxley, filmmaker

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ESPAÑOL

“99.media: Una selección de documentales de todo el mundo que narran historias extraordinarias.” — Rob Alderson, WePresent.

99.media es una plataforma que difunde gratuitamente documentales subtitulados en varios idiomas. Aquí encontrará historias de todos los lugares del mundo y películas con un mensaje universal, para conocer mejor el mundo que le rodea.

Nuestra dinámica es similar a la de un festival. Los realizadores nos envían sus documentales para darles una mayor difusión. Si estas películas corresponden a nuestra línea editorial las subtitulamos en 6 idiomas. Cada película seleccionada obtiene una importante difusión que abarca más de la mitad del planeta.

Además, organizamos proyecciones de las películas seleccionadas en locales específicos en todo el mundo. Así, cada película constituye un evento colectivo que fomenta el diálogo y la cohesión social.

Nuestro objetivo es hacer llegar el documental al mayor público posible y difundir esas historias que pasarían inadvertidas, y que son cosas que le ocurren al 99% de la humanidad.

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"99.media ha adaptado mi corto documental a cinco idiomas. Esto le ha dado mucha más visibilidad y ha aumentado su visionado a nivel mundial. Tengo plena confianza y respeto por el equipo de 99.media. Confío en su profesionalismo y honestidad. Me parece que tienen una auténtica pasión por el documental y un gran respecto por los realizadores.” — Andy Oxley, realizador

"99.media tradujo mi película a 5 idiomas adicionales para hacerla más accesible y que tuviera así más proyección internacional. Las películas están hechas para ser vistas y por lo tanto llegar a un público internacional, no tiene precio." — Lukas Shrank, realizador



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Lyon, France



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Photo of 99.media | International Short Documentary Festival
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Logo of Lucca48
Published: 14 Jan 2020
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Lucca48

Deadline: 15 Apr 2020

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Short film festival


Lucca48 è un festival cinematografico dove i partecipanti sono tenuti a realizzare un cortometraggio in 48 ore, con alcune linee guida assegnate.

La giuria di Lucca48 verrà selezionata dagli organizzatori tra professionisti ed esperti del settore, di chiara fama nazionale e internazionale:

Lucca48 è parte del programma di Lucca Film Festival e Europa Cinema e realizzato con il contributo e il patrocinio del Comune di Lucca.

IMPORTANTE: PRIMA DI ISCRIVERSI INVIARE UNA MAIL DI PRESENTAZIONE A LUCCA48FILM@GMAIL.COM PER RICEVERE IL KIT PRODUZIONE.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Lucca, Italy



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Logo of The Buddha International Film Festival
Published: 14 Jan 2020
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The Buddha International Film Festival

Deadline: 07 Jun 2020

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THE BUDDHA International Film Festival's main objective is to provide the opportunity for filmmakers from all over the world to excel, and to have the best work selected and showcased in a celebration of cinema, as well as to give filmmakers a platform to network amongst fellow professionals and cinematic artists.

TBIFF is looking forward to fostering these relationships and to helping extraordinary filmmakers get their projects seen by global audiences. TBIFF unites cinematic, cultural, educational more over Inspirational objectives by presenting its film discoveries.

The TBIFF is dedicated to showcasing new and innovative films while fostering the next generation of filmmakers. It is a strong advocate for social change, and encourages cultural diversity and understanding between nations. It strives to foster the movie art of all continents by stimulating the development of quality cinema and promoting meetings between cinema professionals from around the world.

The BUDDHA International Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing the spirit, passion, and skill of the best new filmmakers from around the world for audiences around the world.

We are also including and actively supporting not only the finest examples of classic moviemaking, but works that are experimental, breaking ground in new non-narrative forms and crossing over into the video arts. All films will be reviewed as they are submitted, and the best in each category will be chosen to screen at the festival. A jury of industry professionals will then view the finalists and choose the winning selections.

Filmmakers planning on attending should notify the film festival as soon as possible, so their names may be listed in the scheduled program at the venue where their film will be shown.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Pune, India



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Logo of The London International Animation Festival
Published: 14 Jan 2020
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The London International Animation Festival

Deadline: 31 Jul 2020

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The London International Animation Festival proudly showcases the whole spectrum of creative animation, showing that animation is for everyone.

Founded in 2003, LIAF aims to dispel the popular misconception that animation is just cartoons for kids by screening the broadest possible range of intelligent, entertaining and provocative current films on offer from all around the world as well as retrospectives and specialised sessions from countries and animators who don't normally elicit such attention.

Our annual 10-day Festival includes gala premieres, retrospectives, Q&A's with filmmakers, workshops, audience voting, and the Best of the Festival screening.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Stoke Newington, United Kingdom



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Logo of LUSCA Caribbean International Fantastic Film Fest
Published: 14 Jan 2020
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LUSCA Caribbean International Fantastic Film Fest

Deadline: 05 Aug 2020

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LUSCA Film Fest (former Puerto Rico Horror Film Fest) is one of Latin America’s premier fantastic film festival. LUSCA is open to the public. Accredited national and international press, as well as TV and film buyers and distributors also participate.

In addition to showcasing the best genre films that indie moviemaking has to offer, this exotic fest also features a number of special events, including an exposition of Bizarre Artwork exhibition, Cosplay Contests, Cinema Arcade and Musical Events.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


San Juan, United States



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Logo of Ichalkaranji International Short Film Festival
Published: 14 Jan 2020
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Ichalkaranji International Short Film Festival

Deadline: 10 May 2020

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The man behind the Idea, Vinod Awale started the Short Film Festival in 2018 which was very much successful. Now this is the Second year of this festival, which sill be more still and strong with Vinod Awale working to expand local, national and international independent short films productions while integrating influential and diverse partnership and sponsors every year. He is involved in every aspect of the festival, from selecting the films to making sure every goes off without a hitch the week of. IN 2019 2nd Time in India, Biggest International Short Film Festival in Ichalkaranji, After 1st SUCCESSFUL FESTIVAL IN ICHALKARNJI (BUSINESS CITY) in 2018.

✨✨ 400 short films screening and award function in 5 days



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Ichalkaranji, India



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Logo of The Big Filón
Published: 14 Jan 2020
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The Big Filón

Deadline: 20 Dec 2020

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Short film festival


This is our second edition of the Festival.

It is going to be hold each 3 months, first ending in march.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


gandia, Spain



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Logo of Cinefantasy - International Fantastic Film Festival
Published: 14 Jan 2020
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Cinefantasy - International Fantastic Film Festival

Deadline: 13 May 2020

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Welcome to 10th Cinefantasy!

We´ve created the CINEFANTASY - INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL. Encouraging, debating and divulging fantastic cinema and their universe. We present in these nine editions 927 films, 53 training activities, 3,308 films and an audience of more than 20 thousand people.

The 10th CINEFANTASY will happen at São Paulo, September 8th to 13th, with a program divided into exhibitions, parallel shows and training activities.

We hope you toast and celebrate the magic of this wonderful and fantastic universe with us!



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


São Paulo, Brazil



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Logo of Beyond Earth Film Festival
Published: 13 Jan 2020
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Beyond Earth Film Festival

Deadline: 27 Apr 2020

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The sole purpose of BEFF is to develop a film culture that inspires and brings together all types of film makers, irrespective of their film making genre. BEFF also aims to appreciate and promote creativity in all forms, be it a film or photography to the world and to a diversified audience.

The event is a glamorous red carpet event at Kolkata. The participants have excellent opportunities to exchange their ideas, ideologies and cultural innuendos. The winners have a chance to meet with the audience after screening.

BEFF is a division of Amazing Ideas proprietorship marketing agency, an innovative Multi functional branding, marketing, digital solutions, film promotion and distribution company



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Chennai, India



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