Blog: Film festivals



Logo of SITGES - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia
Published: 25 Apr 2014
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SITGES - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia

Deadline: 31 Jul 2014

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OSCAR!

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The SITGES - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia is a specialized, competitive fantastic genre Festival in accordance with the regulations established by the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations). The Festival has also been declared a “Qualified Festival” by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® in the United States. This means that those shorts winning the awards for “Best Short Film” in the Official Fantàstic Selection and “Best Short Film” in the Anima’t category will automatically be taken into consideration by the Hollywood Academy Awards® selection committee.



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Sitges, Spain



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Photo of SITGES - Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya
Photo of SITGES - Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya
Photo of SITGES - Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya


 
Logo of Film Score and the Scruffy City Film & Music Festival
Published: 24 Apr 2014
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Film Score and the Scruffy City Film & Music Festival

Deadline: 15 May 2014

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A celebration of film and music, Film Score and the Scruffy City Film & Music Festival features:

- Narrative Features and Shorts
- Feature and Short Documentaries
- Music Videos
- Animated Shorts
- Live music on three stages
- Daily filmmaker mixers
- Panels, Workshops, and Q&As
– Closing Night Awards Ceremony

In 2017 we screened over 40 films from 10 countries which were selected out of nearly 300 submissions from 40 countries. FILM SCORE celebrates the musical heart and soul of film and the composers and artists that make films sing. The 2018 Film Score and Scruffy City Film & Music Festival be held July 26-29 in Knoxville, TN, the Scruffy City.

All films submitted to the festival must have a standout soundtrack, score, sound design, or musical narrative to be considered. Each year one outstanding feature film with the Best Score or Soundtrack will be chosen to headline the festival. Also, awards are given for Best Score, Best Music Video, and Best Soundtrack.

All winning short films will receive submission feee waiver codes for Shorts that are Not Pants in Toronto.

All official selections will receive two Filmmaker Passes and attending filmmakers will receive our world famous VIP Gift Bag. Select films will receive complimentary accommodations for visiting filmmakers. Every year several films are reviewed and promoted by the regional media.

If your project has a standout score or soundtrack or you have a stellar music video, please submit your film today!

FILM SCORE CHALLENGE
New in 2018, the Film Score Challenge will showcase films under five minutes long with the best story and score. The winning student and non-student film will be invited to screen at festivals around the US and the world. Film Score Challenge Official Selections will be judged by award winning composers and festival directors.

Judges
- Our film jury consists of festival programmers and directors, award winning filmmakers, sales reps, and music composers.



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Knoxville, United States



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Photo of Film Score and the Scruffy City Film & Music Festival
Photo of Film Score and the Scruffy City Film & Music Festival
Photo of Film Score and the Scruffy City Film & Music Festival


 
Logo of Broadway International Film Festival Los Angeles
Published: 23 Apr 2014
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Broadway International Film Festival Los Angeles

Deadline: 31 Jul 2014

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Los Angeles, United States





 
Logo of 12th FEC. Villamayor Film Festival
Published: 22 Apr 2014
 Does NOT have submission fees
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12th FEC. Villamayor Film Festival

Deadline: 16 Jun 2014

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The European European short film Villamayor de Film Festival! born in 2008 in the town of Villamayor de Santiago (Cuenca), giving shape to the dream to start a festival where the shorts are the protagonists, and young directors to make themselves known.

Villamayor de Film Festival! held on the third weekend of August, during intense days of work in which a team of young professionals is directed by the creator of the Festival, Javier Alonso.

The leading Spanish actor Jesús Guzmán is the President of honour of this Film Festival, which goes each year to deliver trophies of Villamayor de Cine!.



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Villamayor de Santiago, Spain



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Photo of Fec. Villamayor De Cine
Photo of Fec. Villamayor De Cine
Photo of Fec. Villamayor De Cine


 
Logo of Cinestrange
Published: 21 Apr 2014
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Cinestrange

Deadline: 30 Jun 2014

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“Cinestrange” is dedicated to the international film. Alongside entertainment, which is clearly in the focus, special attention is devoted to the genre cinema. . “Cinestrange” has taken on the task each year to uncover another facet in the rich range of genre cinema. Besides big premieres, new discoveries and fancy misfits who seek to provide the right mix of ambition and entertainment, it is one of the essential functions of “Cinestrange” to promote the rediscovery of forgotten genres, to put them in the context of a reassessment with public appeal and make them available to everyone.



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Braunschweig, Germany





 
Logo of Sevastopol International Film Festival
Published: 21 Apr 2014
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Sevastopol International Film Festival

Deadline: 25 Aug 2014

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The festival is a platform for showcasing the best films from around the world, as well as a platform of professional people that helps the growth and form the local film industry.

The festival has two major international competitions, non-competition program, and panorama of documentary films.



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Shmitovskiy, Russia





 
Logo of Galactic Film Fest
Published: 20 Apr 2014
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Galactic Film Fest

Deadline: 20 Jun 2014

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"An out of this world" Indie Film Festival for Southern California (LA & OC). Aug 9-10, 2014 at The Frida Cinema, Santa Ana, CA. Join us for pre event mixers, participate in the "Miss Galactic" contest, Cosplay Costume Contest and our Comic Book Contest.



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Los Angeles, United States





 
Logo of Arlington International Film Festival
Published: 20 Apr 2014
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Arlington International Film Festival

Deadline: 30 May 2014

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Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is an award winning organization with its mission being to foster appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through independent film. In 2014 AIFF was awarded the Community Recognition Award by the Arlington Martin Luther King Committee, in 2013 the Alan McClennen Community Arts Award by the Arlington Center for the Arts and the Gold Star Award by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Through the founding of AIFF, the mission has also focused on enriching the community and broadening the view of our world and ourselves. AIFF believes that the arts are here to connect us, to communicate across boundaries, and touch our common humanity.

AIFF is open to national and international filmmakers. Whether professional or a first time filmmaker, we welcome innovative, original films with unique perspectives. Many of our selected films have been nominated for Academy Awards; i.e. BOTSO: The Teacher from Tbillisi directed by Tom Walters, Elena directed by Petra Costa, and Documented directed by Jose Antonio Vargas. We Still Live Here directed by Anne Makepeace was chosen by the U.S. State Department to screen around the world.



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Arlington, United States



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Photo of Arlington International Film Festival
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Logo of 9th Bangalore Shorts Film Festival-20
Published: 18 Apr 2014
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9th Bangalore Shorts Film Festival-20

Deadline: 07 Jun 2014

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9th Bangalore Shorts Film Festival-20 is a movement to recognize & popularize the work of young & experienced filmmakers from across the India & world. The humble journey of BSFF has began in year 2012 to mark the 100 years celebration of Indian cinema & to salute the contribution of the Kannada film industry towards the development of cinema in India. The festival provide platform to aspiring and professional filmmakers for showcasing their talent with networking & marketing opportunities in film industry.

The festival objective is to create short films culture in India, promotion of upcoming filmmakers, developing sources of revenue generation for short films and to make short film making a commercial enterprise. BSFF-2012-2019 were great success with huge participation of filmmakers from across the country & abroad.

BSFF-20 aim is to even bigger & better with the participation from filmmakers. This year festival will introduce more workshops & master classes. The Miniboxoffice Film Market will be the highlight for those filmmakers who want to venture into feature film production. The short film contest & festival programming will be the delight to treat.



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Greater Noida (Delhi NCR), India



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Photo of 9th Bangalore Shorts Film Festival-20
Photo of 9th Bangalore Shorts Film Festival-20
Photo of 9th Bangalore Shorts Film Festival-20


 
Logo of International Short and Animation Film Festival OPEN CINEMA
Published: 17 Apr 2014
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International Short and Animation Film Festival OPEN CINEMA

Deadline: 20 May 2014

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St. Petersburg, Russia





 
Logo of CNKY Film Festival -LGBT, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender
Published: 17 Apr 2014
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CNKY Film Festival -LGBT, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender

Deadline: 01 Jul 2014

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Covington, United States





 
Logo of AnimaSao - International Animation Festival of the San Goncalo City
Published: 16 Apr 2014
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AnimaSao - International Animation Festival of the San Goncalo City

Deadline: 30 Jun 2014

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The Anima-Sao - International Animation Festival in São Gonçalo is produced by Studio Alexandre Martins.

The 2015 edition will take place at the Teacher´s Faculty by the UERJ - Rio de Janeiro State University. Teacher Faculty - UERJ

Competitive Exhibition of recent films and videos selected by special committee formed by representatives of the Brazilian cultural sector;

Awards shows with unique competitive trophy "Lollipop Yellow";

Shows graphic arts production drawings-animated national purpose of bringing the public the process of creation and development animation;

Show animations selected by specially commissioned for display in open area and popular themes;

Lectures by professionals from the Animation Cinema - animators, producers, voice actors, writers, etc..

"Colosseum" - Session of animators - professionals, amateurs, students etc - in a relaxed meeting.

The parallel places in the municipality of São Gonçalo .

Official program

Sessions: "School",, "Balaio", "Papagoiaba", "childish" and "Adult"
Colosseum (with special guest lecture)
Debate tables (with two guests and a mediator)
Workshops techniques (2D animation, and pixilation estoriborde)

Parallel Programming

Circus Session (display 50 'in public places of the city)
Exhibits unique arts films in theaters and other



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São gonçalo, Brazil



Photo of Anima-São 2018 - Festival Internacional De Cinema De Animação De São Gonçalo / edição 2018
Photo of Anima-São 2018 - Festival Internacional De Cinema De Animação De São Gonçalo / edição 2018
Photo of Anima-São 2018 - Festival Internacional De Cinema De Animação De São Gonçalo / edição 2018
Photo of Anima-São 2018 - Festival Internacional De Cinema De Animação De São Gonçalo / edição 2018


 
Logo of Viewster Online Film Fest (#VOFF)
Published: 16 Apr 2014
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Viewster Online Film Fest (#VOFF)

Deadline: 22 May 2014

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Dear Creator,

The Viewster Online Film Fest (#VOFF) is an international online event that attracts, displays and rewards features, short films, series, web-series and documentaries that are not always as famous as they should be. It’s a community moderated contest where the public audience will create a shortlist out of all qualified entries.

Essentially the Viewster community and your fans will watch, share, discuss and vote for their favorite entries. They will help to curate the entries with at least the top ten moving onto the finals. After that our Jury of Experts - Ted Hope, Nora Tschirner and Timo Vuorensola - will select the winners to be announced December 8, 2014 on http://festival.viewster.com.

The theme for the fourth #VOFF is "Share It Forward." and asks for the issues that are most important to you today.

Shake up our cushy lives, open our eyes, make us laugh, cry or even outraged. For #VOFF 4, show the world the issues that are most important to you today—big or small. You might be passionate about the environment, human rights, public health, politics, social justice or something entirely different that deserves attention. Whether you get your message across through fiction, non-fiction, with humour, in a direct or an abstract way, let's see your passion to influence and make a difference. #VOFF 4 is your chance to bring your message in front of millions of viewers, who will discuss, support and share your cause. We want to take it one step further this time. In addition to the juried awards, we will contribute to an organisation making a positive impact by the choice of one of the projects.


Why Participate?
• Chance to win a piece of the cake with a cool first prize of $50,000
• Chance to donate $20,000 to an organization of your choice
• Gain publicity and awareness for your content
• Chance to connect with other creators online content



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Zürich, Switzerland





 
Logo of Cinema Blue II Sevilla National Short Film Festival
Published: 15 Apr 2014
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Cinema Blue II Sevilla National Short Film Festival

Deadline: 14 Apr 2014

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Short film festival


ONLY FOR SPANISH FILMMAKERS // SOLO PARA CINEASTAS ESPAÑOLES



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Espartinas, Spain





 
Logo of Ojai Film Festival
Published: 13 Apr 2014
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Ojai Film Festival

Deadline: 01 Jul 2014

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Now in its 16th year, the OJAI FILM FESTIVAL continues to grow in importance and prestige as one of the country’s premier destination festivals. The seven-day event has a reputation for showcasing the best new films from emerging and established filmmakers, and has helped launch a number of careers over the last decade. Since 2000, 14 alumni have received Academy Award nominations, two have won an Oscar, and numerous others have gone on to gain distribution and win prestigious awards.

The festival makes the most of its unique location, only 75 miles from Hollywood - yet comfortably removed from the typical industry hustle and bustle. With its relaxed atmosphere and breathtaking beauty, Ojai is an ideal spot for filmmakers to mingle with visiting industry guests, artistic colleagues, and distributors.

Among other perks, attending filmmakers receive free lodging and passes to the Ojai Film Festival's Awards Ceremony, where winning filmmakers are presented with several prizes, including trophies, cash awards, best-of category honors, and a Panavision camera rental package worth $60,000 USD for the Best Student Film.



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OAK View, United States





 
Logo of Anibar International Animation Festival
Published: 13 Apr 2014
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Anibar International Animation Festival

Deadline: 01 May 2014

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Anibar International Animation Festival is the only event of the kind in Kosova, and one of the greatest events in the country. Since the beginning, the festival is organised and held in various settings in the city of Peja.

Anibar screens animated films coming from different places around the world, that in five cinemas, three of them set outdoors. Except the screening of the films during the festival, workshops, lectures, debates and additional daily activities (concerts and camping) are organized.

Year by year, the festival endeavors screening qualitative films, in both, technical and artistic aspect of the view. The selection of entries is made in accord with a criteria deriving from a limited staff of professionals who aim balancing the audience, artistic reviews and the market.

Anibar has also socially influenced the youth community in Peja, and further, enclosed with the film screenings and other events, before, during and after the festival, a wide group of youngsters are engaged in helping and working with the idea and preparations of the festival, meanwhile they gain an experience which as a matter has been truly acknowledged by a vast support of different local and national institutions (private and public).



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Peja, Kosovo





 
Logo of Toluca´s Historical Center International Film Festival
Published: 12 Apr 2014
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Toluca´s Historical Center International Film Festival

Deadline: 27 Jul 2014

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Toluca, Mexico





 
Logo of Duhok International Film Festival
Published: 12 Apr 2014
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Duhok International Film Festival

Deadline: 10 Jun 2014

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Duhok, Iraq





 
Logo of South Pole Latin American film festival
Published: 11 Apr 2014
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South Pole Latin American film festival

Deadline: 01 Jun 2014

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Only for films about Latinamerican reality.



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Punta Arenas, Chile



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Logo of  Student Film Festival Fenacies
Published: 11 Apr 2014
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Student Film Festival Fenacies

Deadline: 30 Jun 2014

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The sixth edition of the Student Film Festival FENACIES Uruguay opened its inscriptions on March 25 th . As every year, all the students from all over the world (from Primary to University) can register their short films totally free, which will be displayed
in Montevideo from September 2 nd to 8 th.

FENACIES is an organization founded in 2011 that started with the aim of creating a
cinema festival specifically to youth, where competition would be fair and creativity
and effort of these would be valued.

At first, the festival was avowed of cultural interest by the Ministry of Education and Culture, educational interest by the Primary Education Council, and tourist interest by the Ministry of Tourism and Sport. Furthermore, in 2015 UNESCO declared it of
educational and cultural interest.

The main aim of the festival is to strengthen the audiovisual education between the youngest, and through the short films realization they can express their ideas so that then they can see reflected on the big screen.

During the week, the short films that are selected will be shown in a public and state cinema. On September 8 th will be announced the winners in the closing ceremony.



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Montevideo, Uruguay



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