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The Pan African Film Festival

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Did you know each year a transformation happens in Los Angeles, CA? People from around the globe gather to attend the largest and most prestigious Black film festival in the United States. From 100 million dollar blockbuster premieres to newly emerging Hollywood talent, The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) showcases a broad array of Black creative works from the world over, highlighting those that reinforce positive images and help to destroy negative stereotypes. Nowhere else can audiences find this unique opportunity to come together through film and art to explore new worlds, meet new people and acquire new information and ideas.

PAFF is designated as an official qualifying film festival for narrative live action and animated short films for the Academy of Motion Picture [...]



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Published: 03 Oct 2022
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Cine en la Isla Film Festival

Deadline: 02 Nov 2022

Call for entries

International Festival

Short film festival

The International Film Festival on the Island FECISLA, is a film event that has as its lines the identity and culture of African descent, childhood and youth and the environment, permeating and impacting from an educational and cultural process the majority of the native population of Fuerte Island and the diversity of visitors from different parts of the planet who come to our festival.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Experimental



Isla Fuerte (Cartagena), Colombia



 
 
 
 
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Published: 02 Oct 2022
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Gastro Film Fest

Deadline: 05 May 2023

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International Festival

Short film festival

The festival has an international character and all authors with films in compliance with other propositions can participate. Films selected for competition will be judged in two categories:

1. FILM RECIPE - a sort of documentary that should display complete image and/or text instructions for preparation of culinary creations (meals, drinks or deserts), including information about required ingredients and sequence of work. Based on those, after watching film one should be able to prepare the recipe.

2. OPEN CATEGORY - a film that should thematize or depict content related to food and/or drink.

Duration of individual films submitted is limited to 15 minutes.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Experimental  Music Video



Osijek, Croatia



 
 

 
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Published: 02 Oct 2022
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T-Short Animated Film Online Festival

Deadline: 10 Jan 2023

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International Festival

Short film festival

We welcome you to the T-Short festival page!

THE FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE FROM FEBRUARY 23 TILL MARCH 12, 2023.

THE DEADLINE FOR FILM SUBMISSION IS JANUARY 10, 2023.

---------JURY OF THE FESTIVAL 2023 ---------------

- Steven Subotnick (USA)

- Mira Yankova (Bulgaria)

- Natalia Ryss (Russia)

- Georges Sifianos (France)

- Nicolas Fattouh (Lebanon)

The Participant winning in competitive program of the festival 2023 in nomination "Best Debut" becomes the member of jury of following festival.

_____________HIGHLIGHTS_______________________

The films will be available for viewing only from February 23 till March 12, 2023 after registering on the festival website and purchasing a ticket to the festival. Each film can be viewed no more than three times. After the festival, [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Experimental  Music Video



-, Germany



 
 
Logo of International Documentary Film Festival · Pampa DocFest · Colonia Santa Teresa
Published: 02 Oct 2022
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Festival Internacional De Cine Documental · Pampa Docfest

Deadline: 31 Dec 2022

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International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

II International Documentary Film Festival
Pampa DocFest | February 23-25, 2023


We open the gates to the best documentary cinema in the world

Colonia Santa Teresa is a small town in the south part of La Pampa, Argentina, where Angular has its operating base and meeting point.
At Colonia Santa Teresa we also strive for culture and art to flourish. Thus, in addition to our active Cultural Agenda, we created the International Documentary Film Festival – Pampa DocFest.
The second edition of our festival will take place from February 23 to 25, 2023.
You can find all our Programming on the website: www.espacioangular.org

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Experimental  Music Video



Colonia Santa Teresa, Argentina



 
 
 

 
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Published: 02 Oct 2022
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Serra Elétrica Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantástico

Deadline: 17 Oct 2022

Call for entries

International Festival

Short film festival

First edition of a competitive international film and arts festival. Focused on fantasy, science fiction and horror.
Serra Catarinense is a region of Brazil, full of folklore, myths and mysteries.

The festival takes place in an old college of priests, in a disused church

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Experimental  Music Video



Lages, Brazil



 
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Published: 02 Oct 2022
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Свет миру (Light Of The World)

Deadline: 10 Feb 2023

Call for entries

International Festival

Short film festival

Purpose: to promote the spiritual, moral, Patriotic and aesthetic education of the modern youth.

Tasks:

- create an environment of healthy creative communication between children's and youth film studios and individual young film enthusiasts;
- provide methodological and practical assistance to specialists working in the field of children's and youth film-making, as well as education and upbringing of children and youth;
- identify and support gifted children;
- identify and support young film enthusiasts and film enthusiasts who make films for children, promote traditional spiritual and moral values, patriotism, and a healthy lifestyle.

The organizers of the competition:
The festival is co-organized by the Rybinsk diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church and the National [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Rybinsk, Russia



 

 
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Published: 02 Oct 2022
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CAP SPARTEL FILM FESTIVAL

Deadline: 15 Apr 2023

Call for entries

International Festival

Short film festival

We are a thematic film festival.

The 9th edition is dedicated to the theme of identity / patrimoine and culinary arts .

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Tanger, Morocco



 
 
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Published: 02 Oct 2022
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Happy Valley Animation Festival

Deadline: 03 Jan 2023

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International Festival

Short film festival

The Happy Valley Animation Festival takes place in State College, PA (Happy Valley) and is an open international animation competition that seeks to showcase animated works in a range of categories. HVAF is screened and exhibited locally and throughout the Pennsylvania State University (University Park) as well as online. We encourage submissions by students, early career, and practicing professional artists, designers, and filmmakers in any of the three categories that include: Animated Short Films, Experimental Animation, and Animated Motion Graphics & Design.

HVAF is a collaboration between organizers and volunteers and is sponsored by the Digital Arts & Media Design (DART) Program and the School of Visual Arts at Penn State, and the Animation Club at Penn State.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



University Park, United States



 
 

 
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Published: 02 Oct 2022
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Golden Snail 2023

Deadline: 15 Jun 2023

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International Festival

Short film festival

Festival "Golden Snail" is a World Children Animated Film Festival which takes place in month September 2023. in Vranje, Serbia. "Golden Snail" gathers young filmmakers from all over the world. Any studio, club or school who works with children in a field of film animation are welcome to our festival. Films must be made BY CHILDREN not for children by professionals.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Vranje, Serbia



 
 
 
Logo of Prix Vidéo  Arts Convergences
Published: 01 Oct 2022
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Prix Vidéo Arts Convergences

Deadline: 17 Oct 2022

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International Festival

Short film festival

Video Arts Convergences Award 4rd edition - Open to all - All genres (animation, fiction, documentary, report ...)

Theme: "You have to live with a mental illness!" "

Make all audiences aware of the reality of people suffering from mental illness, better understand these illnesses, promote quality cinematographic works… These are the objectives of the Arts Convergences Award.

Explore themes such as: social relationships - self-esteem - view of others - coping skills - talking about your illness - organization of daily life - autonomy - difficulty in managing time and projecting yourself - money - family circle - love life - manage emotions - perception and distortion of other people's emotions or signals - merge with others - self-forgetfulness….

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Milon-la-Chapelle, France