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Screamfest® Horror Film Festival

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Calling all independent filmmakers! Screamfest® Film Festival is back for its 24th annual 10-day event, showcasing the best in horror cinema from around the world. Held this October at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Los Angeles, our festival is a must-attend event for horror fans and industry professionals alike.

Don't just take our word for it - some of the biggest horror publications have dubbed us the 'Sundance of Horror.' Our festival has also been featured in Moviemaker Magazine's lists of 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee for 2023, 50 Best Genre Fests in the World 2021, 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee & 13 Film Festivals to Die For, and 30 Bloody Best Genre Fests in the World 2019.

As the largest and longest-running horror film festival in the United States, we [...]



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Published: 06 Apr 2023
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Premio Leggimontagna - Cortomontagna

Deadline: 31 Aug 2023

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International Festival

Short film festival

Cortomontagna prize is exclusively dedicated to short films.

The prize’s main theme is Mountain life, told and documented through a video that expresses the author's point of view and interpretation.

Possible takes on the main theme can range from the narration of sporting activities (skiing, climbing, hiking - for example), to naturalistic-environmental themes, to facts and life stories of communities or mountain territories.

Everyone can take part in this competition.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Experimental



Tolmezzo, Italy



 
 
 
 
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Published: 05 Apr 2023
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IKUSKA - Internacional Short Film Festival of the Bay of Pasaia

Deadline: 31 Aug 2023

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XXVI the International Short Film Show of the Bay of Pasaia, IKUSKA 2024.

The festival has an international short film competition in 5 screenings, and other parallel non-competition sessions related to the development of Basque and language coexistence (MINTZAGUN projection in collaboration with Oarsoaldea euskaltegis), Gender Equality (BEKOZ BEKO award in collaboration with the Association against gender violence Bekoz Beko), the promotion of culture in Pasaia and its surroundings, etc.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Pasaia, Spain



 
 
 

 
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Published: 04 Apr 2023
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Maratón de Cine Fantástico y de Terror de Sants (Barcelona)

Deadline: 12 Sep 2023

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Fantasy and Horror Film Festival.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Barcelona, Spain



 
 
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Published: 04 Apr 2023
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Homeless Film Festival

Deadline: 30 Jun 2023

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Bizitegi has been organizing the Homeless Film Festival in Bilbao since 2016, creating awareness-raising sessions on social inclusion through cinema and theatre.

The Bizitegi Team works for the incorporation into society of people at risk or in a situation of social exclusion in Bizkaia through intervention processes, aimed at improving their living conditions, and through these awareness-raising and denunciation actions that allow raising awareness in building a fairer society.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Bilbao, Spain



 

 
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Published: 03 Apr 2023
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Actrum International Film Fest (AIFF)

Deadline: 30 Apr 2023

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ACTRUM is a non-profit Cultural Association that works in all areas of the artistic sector.

This year we are organizing our first online film festival.

In this festival, the finalist works will be screened online and it will be open to the public, who will have to vote through our website for their 3 favorite shorts/feature films from each section to award the public prizes.

Register your project! We accept any gender.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Rivas Vaciamadrid, Spain



 
 
 
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Published: 02 Apr 2023
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Dissident Film Festival

Deadline: 01 May 2023

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Being a dissident in a square society represents a challenge, and not only that, it allows seeking alternatives to get out of that box. For us, being dissidents has meant fighting against stigma and discrimination, however, that has given us the opportunity to open paths that have been difficult to walk, but in each fall we have found people who help us move forward.

In audiovisual production, as in our lives, being a dissident has meant looking for other ways of telling stories, other ways of bringing them to the screen. Creative ways to talk about sensitive issues, or to sensitize ourselves to reality. In any case, dissident production has been a constant since the constant innovation of technology and, in the context of the pandemic, other ways of telling stories have [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Guatemala, Guatemala



 
 

 
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Published: 02 Apr 2023
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International Film Festival Ponferrada

Deadline: 31 May 2023

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Film Festival Ponferrada renews its objectives to specialize in the dissemination and promotion of short films anywhere in the world without taking into account its production, distribution, exhibition, category, gender or theme format.

We also want to value the short film as an audiovisual, current or historical document, which reflects the cultural, social and linguistic diversity of any region of the world as part of the memory of the most unknown universal audiovisual heritage and heritage.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Ponferrada, Spain



 
 
 
 
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Published: 02 Apr 2023
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Most - Wine International Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Jun 2023

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Most Festival is an annual event that aims to showcase the best international audiovisual work linked to viniculture, wine and cava. At the same time, the festival aims to make a toast for good cinema by projecting unreleased films by great authors.

Held in the Penedès, a zone very close to Barcelona (Spain) with a long winemaking tradition and several wine-related tourist attractions, the festival wants to promote viniculture and arts linked to wine and cava through audiovisual works and also explore all aspects of winemaking, especially values such as quality, diversity, wine tourism and ties to the region.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Vilafranca del Penedès, Spain



 
 
 

 
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Published: 31 Mar 2023
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Zaragoza International Film Festival

Deadline: 12 Aug 2023

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The Zaragoza Film Festival, founded in 1995 to create a cinematic activity in the city. At first his main title was the Young Filmmakers. Since 2007 its official name became the Zaragoza Film Festival.

Festival with various events, generalist and national character (although some of its events are international).

Starting in 2021, after celebrating the 25th edition of the Festival, we propose an evolution of the project.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Zaragoza, Spain



 
 
 
 
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Published: 30 Mar 2023
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Fantastic Gijón

Deadline: 15 Jul 2023

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FantasticGijón was born with the illusion of filling a space that we believe empty in Asturias, to accommodate national and international productions of the Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction genres that, due to the genre to which they belong, have less chance of reaching our community within of the programming of the rest of regional festivals.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Gijón, Spain