Blog: Film festivals



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Published: 27 Jan 2015
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CineBodega Film Fest

Deadline: 03 Apr 2015

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CineBodega Film Fest is a 3 day event celebrating low budget, micro budget, no budget, alternative, underground, underserved and underrepresented filmmakers from all over the world who are overlooked by festivals. Our passion is to showcase filmmakers who's work doesn't necessarily fit in neat little boxes. We are open to all genres and project lengths (Features, Shorts, Music Videos and Web Series). There will be Screenings and discussions with Filmmakers as well as workshops, a special tribute, a Latino themed showcase and music performances. The Primitive Stage in Woodland Hills, CA will host the CineBodega Film Fest and just 20 min from Hollywood (but much farther away in spirit). Submissions are only $5 ($10 late submissions) and only online will be accepted. You can submit as many films as you like. We understand what a no budget filmmaker goes through.

Cinebodega also hosts monthly screenings. When submitting to the festival your entry will also be considered for one of our monthly film events.

The Cinebodega final deadline is April 3rd, 2015 (CineBodega monthly film submissions are ongoing - no deadline). We welcome everybody! Submit today!

Awards and prizes will be announced shortly.

Festival Director Giovanny Blanco
Festival Sponsor The Primitive Stage

Contact Info
CineBodega Film Festival
@The Primitive Stage
21610 Ventura Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364



 Fiction  Documentary  Fantastic  Terror  Experimental


Woodland Hills, United States





 
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Published: 27 Jan 2015
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Premios Esperanza del Perro

Deadline: 15 Mar 2015

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Guadalajara, Mexico





 
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Published: 27 Jan 2015
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Spiritual Film Festival Contracorriente

Deadline: 18 May 2015

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We are an international short film festival, born in Bogotá, Colombia, offering filmmakers from around the world a window of diffusion and distribution to show their films related to the theme of spiritual cinema from fiction, animation and documentary in their four competing categories: Reflections, Roots, National Contracorriente and New Generations. As a festival we are interested in spiritual cinema from an introspective, intimate look, stories with a positive, reflective and healing message; stories that transcend, highlight human values and educate through cinema.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Experimental


Bogotá, Colombia



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Published: 27 Jan 2015
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24fps International Short Film Festival

Deadline: 11 Sep 2015

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, submissions for the 2020 24fps International Short Film Festival have been suspended until further notice. Please check back to see the status of this update.

Now in its 22nd year, the 24fps International Short Film Festival has earned a reputation for presenting some of the most unique and challenging exhibition programming on the festival circuit.

The mission of 24fps is to celebrate and encourage student and independent filmmakers. Festival public screening programs are designed to highlight the creator as much as the work itself. All exhibited films are introduced by a commentator, and filmmakers in attendance are given the opportunity to speak to the festival audiences at the close of their film’s exhibition.

The films are exhibited as part three curated programs. All films are screened in the festival exhibition venue, the landmark Paramount Theatre, which is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places.



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Abilene, United States



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Published: 26 Jan 2015
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Writers and Filmmakers.com

Deadline: 31 Dec 2015

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Writers judge filmmakers, filmmakers judge writers!
Winning writer gets their script made by the winning filmmaker!
The writer gets their script made and they get paid. The filmmaker gets funded to shoot it!

Very limited entries and everyone gets lots of coverage of their work!

The winning filmmaker wins $50,000 (Feature) or $25,000 (Short) to shoot one of the top 10 scripts. Winning writer receives $20,000 (Feature) or $10,000 (Short) for their script!



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Toronto, United States





 
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Published: 26 Jan 2015
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Ciudad Rodrigo International Educational and Spiritual Film Festival

Deadline: 31 May 2015

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The 10th FICEE - International Festival of Educational and Spiritual Cinema of Ciudad Rodrigo, aims to disseminate the educational, social and spiritual cinema that is made throughout the world.

The theme of the festival will therefore be educational, social and values; including all those films that favor child development in all its aspects. Value films that deal with the issue of human rights, as well as intercultural dialogue. The films of ethnographic theme, social denunciation or commitment to the development of the culture of Peace will also be accommodated. Regarding the spiritual theme, this is a very broad section where religious and / or spiritual cinema films will be accommodated regardless of the confession and creed of the film and its authors.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain



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Published: 24 Jan 2015
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Mongolia International Film Festival

Deadline: 01 Sep 2015

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WE ARE CLOSED FOR SUBMISSION. THANK YOU.


Celebrates films that bring independent spirit and an original voice to cinema.

At Mongolia International Film Festival
the sky is the ceiling and the grass is the floor.
No matter you are established or not
we believe everyone can tell a story and everyone has a story to tell. What we are looking for are those who have a unique vision an original voice and a free spirit.
They dare to challenge cinema challenge the audience take filmmaking to a whole new level and blow our minds.

Here at Mongolia International Film Festival
is where we await the courageous spirits to inspire us all.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Los Angeles, United States





 
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Published: 24 Jan 2015
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15° Festival internazionale Segni de la Notte - Urbino

Deadline: 15 Oct 2015

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Since 2003 the international Festival SIGNES DE NUIT is active in Paris, Berlin, Saarbrücken, Bankok, Quito (Ecuador), Tucuman (Argentina) and now Urbino, as also with special screenings world wide. The festival in Paris actually presents some Hundrets films over the year coming from around 60 countries.

The Festival is searching films, which reflects new views, original imagery and critical approach to the crucial points of the modern human existence. It is a place for cinema that expands its own boundaries, that is astonishing, different, potentially free from the pressure of tradition, ready to give itself to the unpredictable experimentation.

The minor costs of digital production makes an independant- from comercial influences and any kind of censorship- production possible. These independant productions create an alternative, an artistic space very subtle and accessible to all, in contrast to what mass media offer.

This opposition and the preservation of the free cultural space is the goal of the International Festival Signes de Nuit, which has realized screenings and interventions in 23 different countries including Algeria, Australia, Chile, Cuba, Lebanon, Lithuania, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Peru, Russia, Tunisia, Turkey and the United States beside the screenings in main festival in Paris.



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Paris, France





 
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Published: 24 Jan 2015
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FARCUME: Faro’s International Short-Film Festival

Deadline: 31 May 2015

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FARO 1540 - Association for the Defense and Promotion of Environmental and Cultural Heritage of Faro, after the success of the last five editions of FARCUME - International Short Films Festival of Faro, is organizing the 10th edition of this Festival to be held in the city of Faro from 03 to 25 of july, 2020.

The main purpose of this Festival remains the same: publicize and launch new talents as well as promote near the public the excellent works that are done in this area but not always have the desired and deserved promotion.

In other words, FARCUME within an informal environment, good mood and relaxed atmosphere intents to reward and recognize the dedication, commitment, creativity and merit of directors, actors and technical teams that, with modest means, can develop works of great quality.

Given the principles and goals of " FARO 1540 " , which even has the status of NGO (Non Governmental Environmental Organization) the Festival will continue to have a strong environmental concern and sensitivity alerting participants not to present short movies claiming or encouraging disrespect for the environment, human rights inequality or animal abuse. It will be further developed an Environmental Management Plan specifically " designed " for this event to ensure optimization of the resources needed for the promotion and accomplishment of the event and management of generated wastes.



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Faro, Portugal



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Photo of Farcume: Festival Internacional de Curtas-metragens de Faro
Photo of Farcume: Festival Internacional de Curtas-metragens de Faro
Photo of Farcume: Festival Internacional de Curtas-metragens de Faro


 
Logo of Macabre Faire Film Festival
Published: 23 Jan 2015
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Macabre Faire Film Festival

Deadline: 28 Aug 2015

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Mission:

A judged film festival described as "Sundance with Fangs" by Newsday Long Island. We provide a venue for showcasing your films within a celebratory & respectful environment, where fans can enjoy the independent films entered by those of you who passionately craft your Strange-ifical, Weird-ifical, Horror-ifical, Sci-fi-tastical, Fantastical and Macabre-licious films. The opportunity to win awards, increase film visibility via press and possibly obtain distribution is always part of the equation with the Macabre Faire Film Festival.

For starters the word "Macabre" is pronounced: Ma-Cob. The "re" is hardly ever heard. What does it mean?

Although it is an adjective meaning: disturbing and horrifying because of involvement with or depiction of death and injury, WE ARE NOT SOLELY A HORROR FILM FESTIVAL but instead a whole lot more than that. We usually approach the Macabre Faire Film Festival with a lighter touch in the sense that, not all of the films screened are horror and instead many may simply be considered a bit on the darker side. Of course, we will add some horror to this festival but, when we hear the word "Macabre" we remember those hauntingly fascinating films that starred legendary greats such as:
Vincent Price & Peter Cushing or those fantastic Gothic horrors like the "Hammer" films. These names in themselves represent what "macabre" means to us. What we are saying is that the word "Macabre" DOES NOT mean we only accept HORROR films but instead that we welcome those films that can tap into our fears through what you don't see or hear. A dark drama, mystery, suspense, thriller or dark comedy can do a lovely job making us feel uncomfortable in the dark. So folks, this is what many of the films selected for the Macabre Faire Film Festival offer. A buffet for any pallet. About the only thing we may have to say "No Thanks" to would be a romantic comedy/drama... unless, there's a monster under the bed during love making or other dark element.

All submitted films are pre-screened by select judges that includes Eileen Dietz, our Festival Ambassador, of the original "The Exorcist" film to ensure the films have followed guidelines and are an overall fit for the festival. Then the films are passed on to another set of judges consisting of more filmmakers, film critics, genre film fans and or seasoned actors to choose the Official Selections. Once these selections have been identified there is an additional judging process in collaboration with the original pre-screening judges to identify the different category nominees. Once you have been notified we insist on having the film festival entry form filled out and submitted back to the festival via email or snail mail within 4 weeks of acceptance. This form can be found on our website or it has been emailed to you as an attachment with your initial welcoming email.

URGENT NOTE: IF THERE IS NO CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE FESTIVAL AND INDIVIDUAL WHO SUBMITTED THE ACCEPTED FILM WITHIN 4 WEEKS FROM INITIAL ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION, WHICH ALL FILMMAKERS RECEIVE FROM FESTHOME BY DEADLINE DATE, YOUR FILM WILL NO LONGER BE AN OFFICIAL SELECTION IN THE MACABRE FAIRE FILM FESTIVAL. So we urge everyone to check their spam folders at all times and or ensure to make contact with the festival within 4 weeks of the acceptance notification. Failure to do so will exclude your film from the festival. Please take the time to ACTUALLY READ all the pages of the submission form which contains mailing address information (if needed) and other very important details which includes getting your discs or film posters sent to the festival in a timely fashion. This does not mean mailing materials in 2 weeks before the event as they will not be accepted.

Moving on...
January's festival always falls on Martin Luther King Jr weekend for easy remembering. This 4 day event start with Thursday and Friday being solely screening days with minimal panels within 3 screening rooms. The festival continues for another 2 days with Saturday screenings starting at 12pm into midnight within 4-5 screening rooms and an intimately sized vendor room with additional panels available for guests. Saturday evening is capped with an elaborate Red Carpet Gala Award Ceremony that offers a glamorous atmosphere filled with Press, Photos, Entertainment, Dinner and Awards! This is NOT to be missed.

Sunday captures the conversations from the night prior winners and more. A perfect day to catch those shorts you may have missed as it usually hosts an encore segment for short films from 12pm until 6pm. Be sure to visit the vendor room before the day is over and sit in on another panel or other special treat before it all ends until the following year.

Several films that have screened at MFFF have received distribution at this time for titles like: Cannibal Diner, Caesar & Otto's Deadly XMas, Caesar & Otto's Paranormal Halloween, Model Hunger, The Perfect House, House of Afflictions, Dead Woman's Hollow, The Long Island Serial Killer, The Ghouligans, Devil Knows His Own, Coyote, and others being discussed at this very moment. Will yours be next?



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Ronkonkoma, United States



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Logo of EBS International Documentary Festival
Published: 23 Jan 2015
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EBS International Documentary Festival

Deadline: 30 Apr 2015

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EIDF, Presented by Korea Educational Broadcasting System. is 12th edition this year.
As an unique documentary festival of which all the selected works are screened at theaters and are broadcast during festival, EIDF has contributed to introduce the excellent, various documentaries to the audeince and develop the quialify of docuemtary making.





 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Seoul, South Korea





 
Logo of ANIMA - Córdoba International Animation Festival
Published: 23 Jan 2015
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ANIMA - Córdoba International Animation Festival

Deadline: 30 Apr 2015

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ANIMA – Córdoba International Animation Festival is both an academic and cultural event, devoted specifically to animation in its artistic and technological dimensions. Held in Córdoba, Argentina, every odd year since 2001; ANIMA is the main animation event in Argentina and a very influential player in its field in Latin America.



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Córdoba, Argentina



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Photo of ANIMA Festival Internacional de Animación de Córdoba
Photo of ANIMA Festival Internacional de Animación de Córdoba
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Logo of Solidarity Films Ko&Digital Film Festival
Published: 23 Jan 2015
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Solidarity Films Ko&Digital Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Oct 2015

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The Ko&digital: Festival Internacional de Cine Solidario project starts its Call for entries for short films (fiction, documentary, animation) which focus on social, environmental and solidarity related themes.



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St. Sadurní d'Anoia, Spain





 
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Published: 22 Jan 2015
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Bosifest - Belgrade international film festival for and by people with disabilities

Deadline: 05 Apr 2015

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BOSIFEST is the International Film Festival for and by persons with disabilities, the only one of this kind in the Southeast Europe, which will be organized this year for the tenth time in Serbia by the Hendi Center Koloseum. As in past ten years, this year on the big screen a great number of films will be shown both in competitive and non-competitive part. So far visitors of the BOSIFEST had an opportunity to watch 350 films that had life of the people with disabilities as their subject or were created by the disabled authors.



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Belgrade, Serbia



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Photo of Bosifest - Belgrade international film festival for and by people with disabilities
Photo of Bosifest - Belgrade international film festival for and by people with disabilities


 
Logo of Axolotl de Cine Escaparates Film Festival
Published: 22 Jan 2015
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Axolotl de Cine Escaparates Film Festival

Deadline: 07 Mar 2015

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Axolotl Film Festival of Mexico City with Cactus Films invite Mexican and international filmmakers residing in and outside the country to participate in its second edition to be be held from the 9th to the 13th of November, 2016 in the windows of different shops on the main streets of the Historical Center of Mexico City.

The shop windows are natural screens, generally disregarded, ready to present and recreate our lives and experiences in Mexico City. Commercial establishments are no longer meeting places for citizens and, conversely, are spaces that separate us. We believe that cinema can generate and promote a sense of community among the residents and the visitors of the city.

All participating short film and video need to reference, in their subject matter, characters, settings and/ or storyline, to Mexico City. The short films could have been produced in Mexico City, in other states or abroad.



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Mexico, Mexico





 
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Published: 22 Jan 2015
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CortiSonanti

Deadline: 15 Jun 2015

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The cultural association AlchemicartS and the Auditorium Caivano Arte present the 9th International competition for free themed video productions entitled "CORTISONANTI 2018".



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Napoli, Italy



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Published: 22 Jan 2015
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A-TAR International Festival of Film Schools

Deadline: 19 Jun 2015

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A-TAR: International Festival of Film Schools is now accepting submissions from all colleges, universities and film institutes. It will screen shorts and feature films produced by film students and faculty.

A-TAR will take place from September 23 rd to September 27 th, 2019 in the city of Mexicali, Mexico.



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Mexicali, Mexico



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Published: 22 Jan 2015
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Ars Independent Festival

Deadline: 30 Jun 2015

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Ars Independent Festival 2019 will be the 9th multimedia festival of film, animation, video games and music videos. The upcoming edition will take place in Katowice, between the 24th and 29th of September 2019.

The festival is searching for what’s cool in young, debuting, contemporary audio-visual culture. It’s not afraid to watch videos with 27 views on YouTube, it’s missing the “least popular” sorting option on itch.io and considers Festival Scope Pro decidedly “too mainstream”.

The heart of the festival are four international competitions, in which the audience decides about the awarding of prizes. The Black Horse of Film (feature films from all over the world) and the Black Horse of Animation (short features) present the cinematographic debuts by directors from the entire world, often as their Polish premieres. The Black Horse of Video Games and the Black Horse of Music Video are devoted to new games and music videos.

Additionally, every year festivalgoers are treated to: screenings of films, animations and music videos, video game exhibitions, virtual reality and new technologies, discussion panels and Q&As with artists, concerts, live acts and musical afterparties.

In previous years, the festival hosted a variety of artists from all over the world, including Béla Tarr, Nina Menkes, Phil Mulloy, Laila Pakalnina, Bruce LaBruce, Tami Tamaki, Stephen „M.O.O.N.” Gilarde, Jakuba Dvorský, Mariola Brillowska, Piotr Dumała, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Bodo Kox, Łukasz Barczyk, Sos Sosowski, Wiktor Stribog and Władysław Komendarek.

The event is organized by the culture institution Katowice the City of Gardens and the City of Katowice.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Katowice, Poland



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Published: 21 Jan 2015
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Cefalù Film Festival

Deadline: 25 Apr 2015

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To participate in the first edition of "Cefalu Film Festival Pino Scicluna» must register by April 25, 2015 using the special form that is on the page of the competition and also published in the electronic journal 'Cefalunews. "Participation in the competition is free. Each participant will have to get your movie to the secretariat of the "Cefalu Film Festival Pino Scicolone" in digital format, for the projection to the public, by May 31, 2015.



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Cefalù, Italy





 
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Published: 21 Jan 2015
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São Tomé FestFilm

Deadline: 15 Apr 2015

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Internation Film Festival of Sao Tome and Principe



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Aveiro, Portugal



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