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Bengaluru International Short Film Festival

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You’ve chosen to film. Chosen to put together a visual piece of art if we may say so. Today when anyone with a camera can, in theory, make a film... how will you make your short film stand out? What you intend to do with your film is what the Bengaluru International Short Film Festival is all about. We will be what you create. 

After the tremendous success that was BISFF 2023, we are all set to host the 11th edition. Just as every year, this is an attempt to understand the medium a little better and go a little further in inventing new forms of storytelling as filmmakers.

The festival showcases shorts from across the world, creating a physical space for a great audience experience and bringing together a keen audience for the filmmakers. BISFF also exhibits works by past [...]



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Published: 05 Oct 2023
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THE FILMY MONKS FILM FESTIVAL

Deadline: 25 Dec 2023

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TFM Online Film Festival is a premier film festival encouraging Independent Film Makers showcase International films, television, and new media to the world. TFM is taking Film Festivals Digital, keeping up with the current media trends. Our festival that is devoted to finding and highlighting the best cinema in the world and to taking it to maximum people through digital media. Our Jury will award the best films through private screenings.

We Are Inspired by Innovation, Enterprise, and Creativity in Film making.

Thousands of films are made every year by extremely talented, innovative, and visionary filmmakers that are left unnoticed. We aim to celebrate these filmmakers for their efforts and share with the world the raw talent that we discover along the way.

Kindly see last [...]

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MUMBAI, India



 
 
 
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Published: 03 Oct 2023
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Gastro Film Fest

Deadline: 06 May 2024

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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.

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Osijek, Croatia



 
 

 
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Published: 02 Oct 2023
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CORTI A SUD - (PFF) Polla in Corto

Deadline: 30 Apr 2024

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ORGANIZERS

Cultural Association Time & Memory organizes the twelfth edition of the Short Film Festival called "SHORT TO SOUTH", to be held in Polla (SA)ITALY from the 28 - 30 June 2024 at the Auditorium "Holy Nicolicchio".

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Polla, Italy



 
 
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Published: 29 Sep 2023
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Semana Internacional De Cine Fantástico De La Costa Del Sol

Deadline: 10 May 2024

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The International Horror and Fantasy Film Week of La Costa del Sol is a film festival of the horror and fantasy genre that is held annually. The first edition was held from September 11 to 16, 2000. On that occasion,
the winning film of the Golden Unicorn was The Ring, which was a blockbuster in our country. The edition paid tribute to the British actress Caroline Muro, a fetish actress of horror films, with the screening of the film ‘The howl of the devil’, directed by Paul Naschy, and a ‘tribute to ghosterrorific Cinema’ was made with
the screening of films by Narciso Ibáñez Serrador (La residencia, ¿Quién puede matar a un niño?), Jesús Franco (Gritos en la noche, El Conde Drácula). To this day, editions keep being added, this year the XXV
edition of the Festival is [...]

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Estepona, Marbella, Benahavis , Spain



 
 

 
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Published: 20 Sep 2023
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Internacionalen Etnografski Filmski Festival `ilindenski Denovi´-bitola

Deadline: 05 May 2024

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“From the roots to the flower” is this year's slogan of the first edition festival Ilinden Days. We started the creation of our film program from the roots of the Bitola's film tradition, the one of the Manaki brothers – the first cinematographers in Macedonia and in the Balkan, who left us invaluable testimonies of the everyday life and the great events of their time, engraved on the film tape. They actually made the first ethnographic documentaries.
It was natural that the Festival Ilinden Days, which has risen to international level, to include in its rich program a festival of ethnographic films. Then the creation of new customs and beliefs. All covered by the artistic passion of the artists, who follow the need to leave indelible traces with their cameras.

In addition to [...]

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BITOLA, North Macedonia



 
 
 
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Published: 18 Aug 2023
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VII Festival De Cine Al Este

Deadline: 17 Oct 2023

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Al Este is a festival coming out from the french festival A l'Est du Nouveau. Present in Colombia since 2018, the mission of the festival is to promote film culture of the other Europe, that relegated to independent circuits, owning however, an invaluable wealth and tradition. Thus, Al Este - Colombia seeks to spread the filmography of Central and Eastern Europe into a profitable cultural exchange with South America.

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Bogotá - Medellín, Colombia



 
 

 
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Published: 08 Aug 2023
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Festival Internacional de Cine Santa Cruz FENAVID

Deadline: 10 Aug 2023

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The FENAVID International Film Festival is held annually in the city of Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Organized by the Audiovisual Foundation (FUNDAV), the Festival has become the most important film event in Bolivia and one of the most relevant in Latin America.

Since its first version, carried out in 2001, more than 10,000 audiovisual works from 30 countries have been presented at this meeting, which has transcended the borders of Bolivia and America.

In each version, FENAVID offers the public more than 150 screenings of feature films, short films, music videos and a series of audiovisual works that are exhibited free of charge for the public.

FENAVID always has first-rate guests. The event was attended by internationally renowned figures such as Celso Franco, protagonist of "7 [...]

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Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia



 
 
 
 
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Published: 05 Aug 2023
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MALDITO FESTIVAL de Videopoesía

Deadline: 31 Aug 2023

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The MALDITO Videopoetry Festival is organising this competition with the aim of making visible two disciplines that, both together and separately, are much more distant and forgotten than we would like them to be. If experience tells us that both disciplines are minority and marginal in large European capitals, let alone the desert in which they find themselves in provincial capitals, where the circuit for their dissemination is practically nil.

We, as lovers of poetry, image and the expressive possibilities of their symbiosis, propose a line of action, encouraging the approach of the general public to the Festival and trying to make it grow from the first edition.

Our wish is that MALDITO reaches as many people as possible, with a growing presence and repercussion in the [...]

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Albacete, Spain



 
 
 

 
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Published: 05 Aug 2023
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Festival Nacional de Cine Rural

Deadline: 10 Aug 2023

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VI NATIONAL RURAL FILM FESTIVAL OF AYACUCHO

The Rural Film Festival emerged in the city of Ayacucho in 2016 from an initiative presented by Mr. Emilio Quiroga to the Directorate of Culture to promote audiovisual production in our city.
Below, we list some of the central ideas, according to time and resources, that have been and will be developed within this space:
- General direction and coordination of the Rural Film Festival.
- Promotion and promotion of the movie theater and alternative projection spaces.
- Linkage and cooperation between rural and urban schools.
- Generation of socio-educational projects in schools, institutes and training centers.
- Provision of courses and training open to the community.
- Production of content and audiovisual resources for Municipal [...]

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Ayacucho, Argentina



 
 
 
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Published: 03 Aug 2023
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Babylon Documentary Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Aug 2023

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The Babylon International Documentary Film Festival is the first international documentary film festival in Iraq. The festival is a 5 days special event that aims to empower and uplift documentary filmmakers from the MENA region as well as shedding light on Human Rights topics in the region, while also fostering cooperation and cultural exchange between international filmmakers. The festival focuses on showcasing a diverse range of international independent documentary films, with a special emphasis on promoting and supporting MENA talent.

The festival's primary goal is to provide a community for MENA documentary filmmakers to showcase their works and gain recognition on an international stage. The festival actively seeks to empower and uplift filmmakers to tell stories about [...]

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Baghdad, Iraq