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FEST - New Directors | New Films Festival

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FEST - NDNFF #18
20 - 27 Jun 2022 | Espinho, Portugal

FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival is an all-encompassing celebration of the new tendencies of world cinema. The event focuses on a competitive and non-competitive showcase of the most promising new figures and works from around the globe.

The 18th edition of the festival will take place between the 20th and the 27th of June 2022, in the seaside town of Espinho (Portugal).

The selection is divided into several categories which include Feature Film and Short Film competitions in the Fiction, Documentary, Animation, Experimental Non-Narrative formats, as well as also content adequate for children and teenagers. The event also includes non-competitive sections that range from retrospectives, national and regional [...]



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Published: 02 Oct 2021
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Gastro Film Fest

Deadline: 15 May 2022

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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: 29 Sep 2021
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MEDINA FILM FESTIVAL

Deadline: 15 Jan 2022

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International Festival

Short film festival

Medina Film Festival (SECIME) is one of the most consolidated events in the national film scene, identified as one of the major references for the promotion and dissemination of short films. It has managed to forge itself as a festival with its own personality, betting equally on emerging talent as well as on the most consolidated trajectories.

The festival is synonymous with commitment to the short film, placing itself at the epicenter of an audiovisual offer endorsed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Spain as one of the key festivals in the pre-selection of candidates for the Goya Awards. In addition to having since 2016 with the recognition of the AIC (Short Film Industry Association).

Its offer encompasses six competitions at both national and [...]

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Medina del Campo, Spain



 
 
 

 
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Published: 28 Sep 2021
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Très Court International Film Festival

Deadline: 13 Feb 2022

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International Festival

Short film festival

4 minutes to express oneself, tell a story or reinvent the world: that’s what’s on offer in the Très Court International Film Festival which, for several years now, has accompanied the emergence of new trends in audiovisual creation all around the world.

Be they novices or established, classical or innovators, filmmakers from every possible background gather around a unique and concise format of creation that gives everyone a chance.

To make a film of under four minutes, except title and credits: that’s the only rule to respect.

For the rest, imagination and vitality are strongly urged! Every genre is present: fiction, documentary, animation, computer imaging…

The works selected are grouped in a great film mosaic presented in almost 70 cities in 20 countries all over the [...]

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Paris, France



 
 
 
 
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Published: 28 Sep 2021
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Villanueva Showing FIlm Awards

Deadline: 07 Mar 2022

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International Festival

Short film festival

«The Oscars of the university cinema»

Villanueva Showing Festival is an International Short Film Festival for young people between 15 and 25 years old, organized by Universidad Villanueva. This initiative aims to encourage young people to reflect on universal human values ​​through audiovisual language. For this reason, each edition challenges the young cinematographic promises to create their own piece on a specific theme based on a universal value.

This festival, in which more than $ 22,000 in prizes are awarded every year, offers great visibility to young cinematographic talents before an international jury of experts, producers, directors, scriptwriters, actors and other professionals from the sector who attend the ceremony annually of awards ceremony, held in an iconic [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Madrid, Spain



 
 
 

 
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Published: 25 Sep 2021
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Barcelona FIRE!! LGBT Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Apr 2022

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International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

The FIRE!! Mostra is the first LGBT film festival in Spain: established in 1995 by Casal Lambda, in Barcelona, it addresses affective diversity in its broadest sense through a careful selection of feature films, documentaries and short films. A selection of art-house cinema and an educational approach are its main characteristics.

Throughout two weeks at the beginning of June - mainly at the French Institute but also at other different indoor or open-air venues in the city -, a wide range of public is invited to enjoy this Barcelona cultural landmark, with stories and testimonials of free people, creators who break barriers and fighters for human rights, all of whom help with love to build a fairer and freer world.

The festival's name is a tribute to the late 20s New York [...]

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Barcelona, Spain



 
 
 
 
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Published: 24 Sep 2021
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International Film Festival For Children And Young People Anifestrozafa 2022

Deadline: 10 Apr 2022

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International Festival

Short film festival

The 13th edition of the International Animated Film Festival "AniFestROZAFA2022"

– will be present in an open environment 8 -12 August 2022 SHIROKE SHKODRA, for teenagers and The 13th edition 10-12 October 2022, in the city of SHKODRA, for children cinema.

The deadline is April 10, 2022

Registration is open to all, with the application fee
(see admission criteria)

-European short animated film for children and teenagers produced by companies
-European independent animated film, for children and teenagers
-International short animated film for children and teenagers produced by the company
-Independent International Animated Film, for children and teenagers
-Animated short film on children's rights
-Student animated short film
-Animated short documentary film
-Short [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Tirana, Albania



 

 
Logo of Duemila30 - International Sustainability Film Festival & Experience
Published: 18 Sep 2021
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Duemila30 - International Sustainability Film Festival & Experience

Deadline: 20 Oct 2021

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International Festival

Short film festival

Duemila30 is entirely organized by a group of young students. It is meant to encourage the artistic and expressive form of the short film, giving visibility to young aspiring directors.

For this occasion three days of events - lectures - workshops will be organized, the full program will be published on the website and on the facebook page of the contest.

The chance to meet a host of international filmmakers, from newcomers to Oscar-winning professionals is, we believe, the best way to reward filmmakers for their work and talents. We aim at keeping the events intimate to allow the chance for various filmmakers and other industry personnel to be able to easily meet, network and discuss the screened films.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Milan, Italy



 
 
 
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Published: 16 Sep 2021
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Tracce Cinematografiche Film Fest

Deadline: 15 Apr 2022

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International Festival

Short film festival

The Film Tracks Film Fest wants to be a meeting point between fans of filmic language, propose quality works.

A special prize will go to a short film about the MEDITERRANEAN.

We love Cinema and how we want to spread it.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Nettuno, Italy



 

 
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Published: 02 Sep 2021
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Rafidain International Film Festival

Deadline: 31 May 2022

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International Festival

Short film festival

We are pleased to be part of the cinematic activities to provide support to Arab filmmakers and filmmakers to participate in this forum in which we strive to be the most important and prominent cinematic, as our vision is embodied towards supporting the film industry in the world.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Baghdad, Iraq



 
 
Logo of Gaia International Film Festival - Stories of Lands And Food
Published: 19 Aug 2021
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Gaia International Film Festival - Storie di Terre e Cibo

Deadline: 31 Jan 2022

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International Festival

Short film festival

Gaia International Film Festival is the place to talk about food and its territories, societies and peoples, traditions and memory, culture ...
A Festival that aims to promote the territorial identities of the whole world and to enhance their cultures and typicality through the cinematic narration of food and wine traditions.

At the same time, the Festival aims to promote and enhance the talents of national and international independent cinema to allow them a fruitful exchange of experiences, direct comparison with professionals in the sector and the expansion of skills, as well as to increase the possibility of making themselves known from a wider audience.

The competition is divided into the following sections:

1. FOOD, TERRITORIES AND SOCIETY
Food through the narration of [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Lecce, Italy