Blog: Film festivals



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Published: 18 Jan 2020
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AVILÉS ACCIÓN FILM FESTIVAL

Deadline: 07 Feb 2020

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Only for Spanish Filmmakers // Solo para cineastas españoles.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


Aviles, Spain



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Published: 18 Jan 2020
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Fantastic Fest

Deadline: 19 Jun 2020

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Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the US, specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. The festival is dedicated to championing challenging and thought-provoking cinema, celebrating new voices and new stories from around the world and supporting new filmmakers. We work with various other festivals, archives, cinematheques and individuals to spotlight lesser-known film regions, luminaries and more in an ongoing effort to expand the general knowledge and appreciation of cinema. We are committed to supporting film in its most provocative, ground-breaking and underseen forms, and giving the audience a chance to find new favorites and future genre classics.
Each year we bring together fans, guests, industry, press and others in an inclusive and fun environment for a weeklong celebration of film in all its forms through carefully curated screenings and events, both in and outside of the theaters.

In years past, Fantastic Fest has been home to world premieres of BONE TOMAHAWK, JOHN WICK, FRANKENWEENIE, MACHETE KILLS, RED DAWN, THERE WILL BE BLOOD, APOCALYPTO, ZOMBIELAND, RED, SPLIT, OVERLORD, APOSTLE and THE NIGHT COMES FOR US, while the guest roster has included such talent as Tim Burton, Nicolas Winding-Refn, Lilly and Lana Wachowski, Robert Rodriguez, Rian Johnson, Bill Murray, Keanu Reeves, Martin Landau, Winona Ryder, Edward Norton, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Karl Urban, Josh Hartnett, The RZA, Dolph Lundgren, Paul Rudd, Bill Pullman, Paul Thomas Anderson, Kevin Smith, Jon Favreau, George Romero, Darren Aronofsky Mike Judge, M. Night Shyamalan, James McAvoy, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Jamie Lee Curtis, Steven Yeun, Danny McBride, Tenacious D and more.

Fantastic Fest has been hailed as one of the “25 coolest film festivals” by MovieMaker Magazine, “the wildest film festival in America” by The Guardian, “a secret weapon for the arthouse market” by Indiewire as well as “the coolest film festival in the world” by IGN.

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 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


Austin, United States



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Published: 18 Jan 2020
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Festival Fantosfreak

Deadline: 15 Apr 2020

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The first and the most important Freak Festival in Spain. We also accept horror and fantastic film. With an audience of 1.800 people every day from monday to friday, we want to screen your shortfilms



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain



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Published: 18 Jan 2020
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Nashik Short Fest

Deadline: 10 Apr 2020

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NISFFI is a Film Festival that BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER to recognize and value the Filmmakers.

We welcome movie producers from everywhere throughout the world to present their movies to our universal short film celebration which will occur in NISFFI. Our judges value the auteur Cinema – films made with an extraordinary aesthetic vision. The goal of our festival is to find new talented filmmakers who will be able to approach the heights of cinematography created by geniuses.

Established in 2017, the Nashik International Short Film Festival of India is the longest-running, biggest, and most broadly perceived strange film fest. As a network occasion with a yearly participation of more than 500 people. Nashik Short Film Festival is an autonomous film celebration that puts the focus on short movies – a classification that lamentably doesn’t get the standard consideration it needs. We acknowledge entries from around the globe and urge you to bring the outing down-under to celebrate with your film and commitment with us.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Nashik, India



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Published: 18 Jan 2020
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Adriatic Film Festival

Deadline: 10 Aug 2020

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The Adriatic Film Festival is organized by the cultural association Adriatic Movie and it is focused on independent movie with a particular attention on shorts and documentaries.

The festival is divided in:
- International Short
- National Short
- Documentary (Wordwide)
- Short Academy/School
- Animation



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Francavilla al Mare, Italy



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Logo of Biografilm Festival | International Celebration of Lives
Published: 17 Jan 2020
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Biografilm Festival | International Celebration of Lives

Deadline: 31 Mar 2020

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Biografilm Festival

Biografilm Festival | International Celebration of Lives is knowned internationally as the cinematic event entirely dedicated to life stories and to the quality cinema. Biografilm Festival is organised by the organization Fanatic About Festivals, under the Artistic Direction of Andrea Romeo.

On the occasion of the 16th edition of Biografilm Festival | International Celebration of Lives (Bologna, 5 – 15 June 2020) we are pleased to officially launch the call for both national and international films to participate in the Festival.

For more detailed information regarding the event, programmes from previous editions, news about the upcoming edition and about Biografilm’s activity throughout the year, we kindly invite you to consult the Festival’s website: www.biografilm.it




Bio to B

Bio to B - Doc & Biopic Business Meeting is a business-to-business networking event for industry professionals, supporting European documentary and fiction productions. The focus is on biopics and character driven films. The minimum length is 50 minutes.
It is an excellent opportunity to present your project, in an advanced stage of production or rough cut, to an audience of international sales agents, festival programmers, commissioning editors, producers and accredited industry professionals.
The seventh edition of Bio to B will take place June 11th – 13th 2020 in Bologna. During three days of networking, European cinema professionals will have the opportunity to meet, discuss and promote their respective work within an international context. Over the course of the event, there will be pitching sessions, panels, talks and the opportunity to set up one-to-one meetings.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Bologna, Italy



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Photo of Biografilm Festival | International Celebration of Lives


 
Logo of Kalaburagi International Short-Film Festival
Published: 17 Jan 2020
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Kalaburagi International Short-Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Feb 2020

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North Karnataka's first ever film festival is being presented by "Manomay Productions LLP" for our people. The main aim of this film festival is to help young and talented filmmakers to showcase their story to the world.

Citizens of Hyderabad Karnataka are really good in Theatre, Writing, Acting, and also in Direction, to showcase their talent, Kalaburagi Film festival will play a very important role.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Kalaburagi, India



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Logo of Bastalavista International Genre Film Festival
Published: 17 Jan 2020
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Bastalavista International Genre Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Mar 2020

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The Bastalavista is a Genre Film Festival established in Hannover (Germany) in 2019. The festival is founded and run only by two people: Wiebke and Johannes Thomsen, the two owners and operators of the awarded LODDERBAST movie theater in Hannover, with 28 seats on 39 squaremeters the smallest movie theater in the world and one of a kind with homemade food and more than 100 different craft beers.

The festival defines the "genre" film as science-fiction, fantasy, horror, action, thriller, mystery or dark comedy including forward-thinking, experimental and dark interpretations of the traditional film genres.

Starting on 29.05.2020 the Bastalavista is conquering the LODDERBAST movie theater for 17 days and more than 80 screenings, showcasing a varied selection of contemporary international genre films.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM OUR FESTIVAL?

- a carefully and passionately curated festival film program
- a committed, curious and knowledgeable jury of filmmakers, distributors and genre film enthusiasts
- a vibrant, cozy and laid-back festival atmosphere in a unique venue
- valuable networking opportunities
- delicious food and ice-cold beer
- glory, fame and ... yeah, there will be money for the winners

DATES & TIMES

01.08.2019 - 29.02.2020: Film Submission Period
01.03.2020 - 05.03.2020: Late Deadline
05.03.2020 - 10.03.2020: Very Late Deadline
10.03.2020 - 15.03.2020: Ultimate Deadline

01.03.2020 - 31.03.2020: Film Selection And Notification Period
If your film is selected, you’ll be sent all the necessary documents.

29.05.2020 - 14.06.2020: Bastalavista International Genre Film Festival 2020
The Award Ceremony will be held on 14.06.2020


…we would love to welcome you at the Bastalavista.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Hannover, Germany



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Logo of Cinalfama Lisbon International Film Festival
Published: 17 Jan 2020
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Cinalfama Lisbon International Film Festival

Deadline: 17 Jan 2020

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A highly renowned juri will select the best out of the films submited to us in each of our four annual editions. Those films will be screened in world famous Alfama in a most intimate event set in the oldest and more resilient cultural club in Lisbon. The entrance is free and films are subtitled in english.

We have some of the newest and more relevant Portugal cinematic voices in our juri. Amongst them are directors like Berlinale short film winner Leonor Teles and Locarno special mention recipient Pedro Cabeleira.

A new call for entries is open in each of the year's four seasons. Cinalfama is fully open to all genres, themes and durations. We value bravery and self exposure. Some call our events "sharing sessions". It's all about intimacy: the films; the venue; the atmosphere - the Cinalfama mystique!

Grupo Sportivo Adicense exists since 1914. World famous fado singers started their career waiting tables in this historical institution. Adicense survived and still thrives amidst the everchanging urban landscape, much like Cinalfama.

This singular group of directors, that constitute our juri, will share their artistic experiences with you. By exchanging life stories they will teach and learn together with other artists. The dialogs are open to everyone with any artistic background or experience. (find out more at https://www.cinalfamalisbon.com/blank-1 )



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Lisbon, Portugal



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Logo of CINEVERSATIL
Published: 17 Jan 2020
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Cineversatil

Deadline: 15 Apr 2020

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CINEVERSÁTIL is a competitive LGBTIQ + shorts festival held in the city of Buenos Aires



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Buenos Aires, Argentina



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Logo of Kinorum: Student Film Festival
Published: 17 Jan 2020
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Kinorum Festival de Cine Estudiantil

Deadline: 20 Mar 2020

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Short film festival


It's required for the director/producer to be currently studying in Mexico.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


San Pedro Garza García, Mexico



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Published: 17 Jan 2020
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Kiffi-jaipur ( Kaaryat International Film Festival Of India, Jaipur)

Deadline: 31 Oct 2020

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3rd Edition of KIFFI-JAIPUR will be on 4-6 December 2020



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


jaipur, India



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Logo of Burgas International Film Festival
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  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Burgas, Bulgaria



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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  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


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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Festival Internacional de Cine por los Derechos Humanos - 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  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Bogotá, Colombia



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Published: 16 Jan 2020
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FRAPA - The Porto Alegre Screenwriting Festival

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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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.



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Warrnambool, Australia





 
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Published: 16 Jan 2020
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DOKUMENTALA

Deadline: 20 Mar 2020

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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  Music Video


Getxo, Bizkaia, Spain



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Published: 16 Jan 2020
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El Ojo Iluso

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  Music Video


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.



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Glasgow, United Kingdom



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