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Cinequest Film & VR Festival

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Cinequest was voted Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers. Cinequest programs 85-90% of its festival from paid submissions annually, the highest percentage of the world's most influential film festivals.

"I think the most important thing about Cinequest is it's definitely the first time I've ever come to a festival where my immediate reaction is, 'What do I have to do to be invited back?' and that's not normally my reaction. It's a perfect film festival in a glorious place." - Neil Gaiman, Maverick Spirit Award Winner

Cinequest Film & VR Festival (CQFF) will occur both Live in San Jose / Silicon Valley and Globally via its proprietary Virtual platform. Cinequest has been a leader in building community, audiences, and opportunity for film and filmed media via groundbreaking [...]



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Published: 02 Aug 2021
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CINI – International Children´s Film Festival

Deadline: 31 Oct 2021

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The Cultural Británico cordially greets you and opens the call for the "VIII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN, CINI 2022", to be held in Lima, Peru, in February 2022 (exact dates to be confirmed).

This festival is based in the auditoriums of the British Cultural Center, located in the districts of Surco, San Miguel, San Borja, Pueblo Libre, San Martín de Porres, San Juan de Lurigancho, Camacho and Miraflores (in the city of Lima) and the city of Arequipa.

In the current context, it is evaluating whether the Festival will be held in person, virtual or in mixed format, with both formats.

All screenings to be held during the "VIII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN, CINI 2022" will be free admission for the general public.

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Lima, Peru



 
 
 
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Published: 02 Aug 2021
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Algeciras Fantastika

Deadline: 30 Sep 2021

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Algeciras Fantástika is a multidisciplinary cultural event specialized in matters of fantastic nature, suspense, terror and science fiction, organized by Algeciras City Council and the University of Cadiz.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other



Algeciras, Spain



 

 
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Published: 01 Aug 2021
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6th Arab Film Festival Zurich

Deadline: 28 Feb 2022

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The Arab Film Festival Zurich is organized every two years by the association IAFFZ and the Filmpodium Zurich. The next festival will take place from 17.11.2022 until 27.11.2022.

The focus is on films by Arab filmmakers that could not find their way to “commercial” cinema. The program includes short and full-length feature, documentary, animation and experimental films exploring social, cultural and political issues. Discussions with the invited filmmakers also offer the audience the opportunity to discuss films and topics further.

Please note that we can only accept movies from or about the Arab world. We define the Arab world in cultural terms. Unfortunately, we cannot accept movies from or about Iran or Turkey, except if they explicitly deal with issues related to the Arab [...]

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Zurich, Switzerland



 
 
 
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Published: 31 Jul 2021
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Fiorenzo Serra Film Festival

Deadline: 23 Sep 2021

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The "Fiorenzo Serra" Visual Anthropology Laboratory, managed by the Department of History, Human Sciences and Education of the University of Sassari (from now on, called "Department") and the Società Umanitaria - Cineteca Sarda (from now on, called “Film Archive“), as part of a project aimed at enhancing public awareness of the director, filmmaker and ethnologist Fiorenzo Serra, announce for the year 2021 the Competition for ethnographic film productions titled “Fiorenzo Serra Film Festival”. The definition “film production" (from now on, “film”) means any audiovisual product, be it a fiction or a documentary film, produced using analogue or digital technologies. The competition aims to promote the production of films that can contribute to the awareness of ethnographic [...]

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SASSARI, Italy



 
 

 
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Published: 30 Jul 2021
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Concurso De Cortos Giza Eskubideak Herrira (Acercando Los Derechos Humanos Al Pueblo)

Deadline: 20 Sep 2021

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GEHT short contest is a human rights shortfilm contest to be held in Ordizia.

This shortfilm contest, is a part of the overall project Eskubideak Giza Herrira / Bringing human rights to the people. GEH is a project to raise awareness of human rights is taking place in this town of about 10,000 inhabitants located in the Goierri region (Gipuzkoa).

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Ordizia, Spain



 
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Published: 28 Jul 2021
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TERCER TIEMPO - Festival Mundial De Cine Futbolero

Deadline: 31 Dec 2021

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The Futbolero World Film Festival seeks to promote football as a space for intercultural dialogue and heritage of humanity, through the meeting of different actors in this social phenomenon. It proposes as axes of work: Audiovisual Media, Conversations, Sports Practice, Literature and Diploma Training.

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Bogotá, Colombia



 
 
 

 
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Published: 28 Jul 2021
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XI Festival Nacional E Internacional De Cine De Los Llanos 2021

Deadline: 31 Oct 2021

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The National and International Film Festival of Los Llanos, reaches its 11th edition after having started in 2011, today it continues with its main objective, to seek and strengthen spaces for the diffusion and Venezuelan cinematographic training, incorporating for the first time in this denomination to the set of Latin American and Ibero-American cinematographies.

The Los Llanos National and International Film Festival invites you to submit your short film for consideration in September.

You can submit your short film for consideration in December.

Deadline: October 31.

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San Juan de los Morros, Venezuela



 
 
 
 
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Published: 25 Jul 2021
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PREMIS VOC

Deadline: 31 Oct 2021

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Only Catalan Productions

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Barcelona, Spain



 

 
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Published: 25 Jul 2021
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Festigol, Festival de Cine + Fútbol

Deadline: 30 Sep 2021

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Festigol® is an independent non-competitive Football Film and Documentaries Festival held in Santiago of Chile since 2016. It aims to create a space where football is shown as a creator of stories beyond the pitch demanding it as a social and cultural phenomenon in Chile as well as in the whole world. We see football as a constructor of identities mobilizing our society’s affections, narratives and memories. We are seeking to be a means of appropriation and revaluation of the football-related cultural manifestations.

Besides the exhibition of films, we seek to bring together different audiences creating a meeting place for different football-related cultural expressions allowing us to develop emerging issues connected to this sport and to our society being today the single [...]

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Santiago de Chile, Chile



 
 
 
 
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Published: 23 Jul 2021
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FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH

Deadline: 27 Sep 2021

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FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH has been one of the most important festivals for young filmmakers worldwide since 1981. Each year, it offers young filmmakers from all over the world a platform for presenting their own short films and exchanging ideas about filmmaking. For one week each November, Munich becomes the focal point of up-and-coming international filmmaking — a place for lively exchange, networking, and discussion.

The short fiction, documentary, and animated films screened in international competition are eligible for valuable prizes, which are awarded by an independent festival jury. In addition, FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH presents the highly lucrative Climate Clips Award, given to clips that deal with sustainability and climate change. The festival is held at the Filmmuseum [...]

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München, Germany