Blog: Film festivals



Logo of 14th Florianopolis Children“s Film Festival
Published: 09 Jan 2015
 Does NOT have submission fees
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14th Florianopolis Children“s Film Festival

Deadline: 02 Mar 2015

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 Fiction  Documentary  Fantastic  Experimental


Florianópolis, Brazil





 
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Published: 09 Jan 2015
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Hacer encima

Deadline: 25 May 2015

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Loch Ness Film Festival is a small grassroots film festival run as a scottish charity by volunteers that screen entertaining shorts films that are under 15 minutes over a weekend at the end of July each year and we also host a fun guerrilla style filmmaking afternoon.

We aim to screen the best shorts we receive either from our own backyard of the Highlands in Scotland to the other side of the world from budget to no budget.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


Inverness, United Kingdom





 
Logo of International Film Festival for Spirituality, Religion, and Visionary
Published: 08 Jan 2015
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International Film Festival for Spirituality, Religion, and Visionary

Deadline: 05 Oct 2015

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The International Film Festival for Spirituality, Religion, and Visionary (IFFSRV) was established by some individuals who care about human living in peace towards themselves, forming strong and healthy alliances with others in harmony, and having good communication with their Creator despite of their sex, religion, race, and economic status.

The International Film Festival for Spirituality, Religion, and Visionary will act as a mean to sustain and promote the continuity of creativity and artworks produced and carved by filmmakers all over the world in following their dreams and pure calling to make betterment for humanity, as well as to participate in the film industry; to make a better live for each individual despite their differences in belief system.

IFFSRV festival day will be held at the end of November to celebrate the tolerance world day (16 November).

Through this festival, we hope to:
1. Give comfort and consolidation for the people in despair that he or she is never alone and that life is full of hope.
2. Encourage people when facing difficulties because of what they belief.
3. Inspire and enlighten people to find the purpose of their life regardless their belief, economic or cultural background.
4. Help people to have better acceptance towards themselves and enhance self-esteem because each individual are loved by God and they are special and unique in God’s eyes.
5. Inspire people to follow their dream and not easy to give up.
6. Encourage people to follow his and her own mission and path in life.
7. Inspire young generation to have broader mindset and perspective, to think beyond the box, and to be able to accept differences among religions and belief system.
8. Inspire young people to have vision and goal in life and work hard to achieve them.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


DKI Jakarta, Indonesia



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Photo of International Film Festival for Spirituality, Religion, and Visionary
Photo of International Film Festival for Spirituality, Religion, and Visionary
Photo of International Film Festival for Spirituality, Religion, and Visionary


 
Logo of International Shorts Film Festival (Washington DC, USA)
Published: 07 Jan 2015
 Has submission fees
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International Shorts Film Festival (Washington DC, USA)

Deadline: 15 Mar 2015

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International Shorts is a year round film festival which screens selected movies at the end of each season (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter). Best of the Festival films will be screened on January 30, 2021 at Angelika Theater, Union Market, Washington DC



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


Ellicott City, United States



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Photo of International Shorts Film Festival (Washington DC, USA)
Photo of International Shorts Film Festival (Washington DC, USA)
Photo of International Shorts Film Festival (Washington DC, USA)


 
Logo of FIFES Comedy film festival
Published: 07 Jan 2015
 Does NOT have submission fees
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FIFES Comedy film festival

Deadline: 31 Jan 2015

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Laughter :)

Laughter is the cure and the best means of combating the problems of life, it is also free and does not issue a prescription.
One of the greatest remedies that we have invented, and heal the world, entertaining it too.

Weed to entice and use laughter to achieve happiness and success in life.
Laughter is the art and skill of the world's most powerful habit.

Laughter is the exhaust valve of our soul, but it's a matter of us shell we use it.

It's reflects many virtues such as generosity, selflessness, optimism, altruism, hope, empathy, joy, serenity, happiness ...

These are just some of the thousands of words being sung in his honor, and that is why we, as FIFES's organisers, decided to provide the opportunity for all people of good will who want to express their creative soul, a very unique, funny, lighthearted way, through the art of film as a wonderful way of human expression.

Send us your work and thus force a smile on our faces.

We do not laugh because we're happy, but we are happy because we laugh
Who laughs the last, laughs too late ...



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


Zagreb, Croatia





 
Logo of IVAHM // Video Arts Festival Madrid
Published: 07 Jan 2015
 Does NOT have submission fees
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IVAHM // Video Arts Festival Madrid

Deadline: 31 Jan 2015

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The International Video Art House Madrid is an initiative to support contemporary video artists and promote their work internationally.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


Madrid, Spain



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Photo of IVAHM // Video Arts Festival Madrid
Photo of IVAHM // Video Arts Festival Madrid
Photo of IVAHM // Video Arts Festival Madrid


 
Logo of LGBT Film Festival El Lugar Sin Límites
Published: 07 Jan 2015
 Does NOT have submission fees
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LGBT Film Festival El Lugar Sin Límites

Deadline: 01 Aug 2015

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The Place Without Limits, is considered among the top four film festivals Ecuador and is one of the most important activities of the Ecuadorian LGBTI community is further described as one of the film festivals LGBTI most important in the region.

All entries must be dubbed in Spanish or subtitled in Spanish, whose main theme is about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and INTRESEX.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


Quito, Ecuador



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Photo of FIC Lgbt El Lugar Sin Llímites
Photo of FIC Lgbt El Lugar Sin Llímites
Photo of FIC Lgbt El Lugar Sin Llímites


 
Logo of The London International Animation Festival
Published: 07 Jan 2015
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The London International Animation Festival

Deadline: 28 Feb 2015

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The London International Animation Festival proudly showcases the whole spectrum of creative animation, showing that animation is for everyone.

Founded in 2003, LIAF aims to dispel the popular misconception that animation is just cartoons for kids by screening the broadest possible range of intelligent, entertaining and provocative current films on offer from all around the world as well as retrospectives and specialised sessions from countries and animators who don't normally elicit such attention.

Our annual 10-day Festival includes gala premieres, retrospectives, Q&A's with filmmakers, workshops, audience voting, and the Best of the Festival screening.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Stoke Newington, United Kingdom



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Photo of The London International Animation Festival
Photo of The London International Animation Festival
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Logo of Sicilia Queer filmfest
Published: 06 Jan 2015
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Sicilia Queer filmfest

Deadline: 28 Feb 2015

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The Sicilia Queer filmfest – International New Visions Festival is a project whose aim is to promote the cinematographic culture and the fight against social discrimination, and to protect and sustain the culture of diversity through the promotion of non-compliant movies, exploring horizons in search of a new perspective towards the cinema of the future. The festival intends to promote young actors, emerging and independent cinematography, new forms of expression connected to the experimentation and innovation of traditional and non-traditional languages.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Palermo, Italy



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Photo of Sicilia Queer filmfest
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Photo of Sicilia Queer filmfest


 
Logo of Bluestocking Film Series
Published: 06 Jan 2015
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Bluestocking Film Series

Deadline: 01 May 2015

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The Bluestocking Film Series is an exclusive showcase for Bechdel-Test, high-quality, provocative short fiction films featuring complex female protagonists driving the story and leading the action. This innovative screening series originates in the beautiful, culturally vibrant city of Portland, Maine and travels to other film-loving cities around the country and the world.

The only film event in the world to require female protagonists, submissions must also pass the Bechdel Test. We celebrate and promote talented, established and emerging filmmakers who take the creative risk of placing female protagonists front and center. We introduce audiences to those who are contributing to the art and craft of cinema and who have the potential to influence the future of filmed entertainment.

We encourage and promote production of narratives that reflect the diverse experiences of women. We have a marked preference for well-structured, highly visual, cutting edge, provocative films, especially ones that explore the plurality and variety of women’s relationships.

To be considered, your submission must feature a female protagonist and pass The Bechdel Test (film must feature at least 2 female characters who talk to each other about something other than a man). To find out more about the test, please Google it.

At this time, we invite submissions of short NARRATIVE FICTION films ONLY. Feature length films will not be considered. Straightforward documentaries will not be considered.

Our mission is to present films that place women and girl characters front and center, driving the story and leading the action, films that portray these characters as strong, capable, flawed, and complex as their male counterparts.

The Bluestocking Film Series was founded by filmmaker Kate Kaminski and is produced with partner Betsy Carson (Gitgo Productions).



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


South Portland, United States





 
Logo of Arlington International Film Festival
Published: 06 Jan 2015
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Arlington International Film Festival

Deadline: 30 May 2015

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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.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Arlington, United States



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Logo of Macabro: Mexico City International Horror Film Festival
Published: 05 Jan 2015
 Does NOT have submission fees
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Macabro: Mexico City International Horror Film Festival

Deadline: 24 Apr 2015

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ABOUT MACABRO
Macabro FICH is the first and more experienced Genre Film Festival in Mexico. It's been held for 13 years without interruption. Borned as Macabro: Film and Video Horror Festival is now one of the most important festivals in Mexico and a key festival for the audience and film lovers of the horror film culture and it's national and international manifestations.

Macabro FICH, Macabro logo and Macabro Fest are trade mark. All use without permission is forbidden.

For more info, please write to contacto@macabro.mx/macabro.fich@gmail.com
Visit Macabro Film Festival sites for general information, activities, news and videos:
www.macabro.mx
http://festivalmacabro.blogspot.com
www.twitter.com/MacabroFich
www.facebook.com/MacabroFich

MACABRO: MEXICO CITY INTERNATIONAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


México DF, Mexico





 
Logo of Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards
Published: 04 Jan 2015
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Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards

Deadline: 15 Feb 2015

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We heartily welcome you to the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards!

Now, accepting submission for March 2017 festival. Winners will be announced on March 31, 2017.

An exclusive Documentary Monthly Film Festival with a Yearly Red Carpet Interviews, Live Screening and Award Ceremony at Raleigh Studios, Hollywood.

Out of all our monthly winners, every month ONE documentary will be selected as "Best Of the Month" and will be awarded HIIDA Trophy during our yearly festival award ceremony.

Winners from Dec 2016 to Dec 2017 will be invited to attend the Mega Red Carpet HIIDA Event which will be held on March 24, 2018.

All winning filmmakers throughout the year will come under one roof to celebrate their wins!

Films entered in multiple categories may win multiple awards!

Each and every documentary subject / stories is so unique, hence our entries will not compete against each other. They will be judged on the Merit of the film.

We at HIIDA value the effort documentary filmmakers put into bringing the film together, be it subject / location or funding / distribution. HIIDA's goal is to promote and recognize documentary filmmakers from around the world.

Upcoming festival live event
Date: March 24, 2018
Raleigh Studios Hollywood
5300 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA
90038



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Los Angeles, United States





 
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Published: 03 Jan 2015
 Does NOT have submission fees
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CIM Sueca

Deadline: 01 Jun 2015

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The Festival de Cinemə Internacional de Merdə de Suecə – International Film Festival-of-Shit from Suecə (C.I.M. Sueca) is the unitary festival of the low budget, independent or non comercial cinema which is based in Sueca (Valencia-Spain).

The C.I.M. Sueca aims to stimulate audiovisual initiatives of the counterculture. It is the home of the unassimilable, the rebellious, the anarchists and the free creators.

The acronym CIM (which is peak in Catalan) is just that, the top of the mountain, the vortex of the iceberg, the summit of the mound. The peak of dung which form the works most battered by the establishment.

The C.I.M. Sueca holds an annual bases for the Premis de Cinemə internacional de Merdə de Suecə - International Film Festival-of-Shit awards from Sueca, to reward the most bizarre creations of the universe.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Sueca, Spain





 
Logo of CINEPHONE International Smartphone Short Film Festival
Published: 03 Jan 2015
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CINEPHONE International Smartphone Short Film Festival

Deadline: 31 Aug 2015

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Cinephone is a festival of short films made with mobile phone internationally and free theme that aims to bring filmmaking to a wider segment of the public with minimal economic costs.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Viladecans, Spain



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Photo of Cinephone  Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes con Smartphone
Photo of Cinephone  Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes con Smartphone
Photo of Cinephone  Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes con Smartphone


 
Logo of New Haven International Film Festival
Published: 02 Jan 2015
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New Haven International Film Festival

Deadline: 31 Mar 2015

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NHIFF - 4 Days and Nights Of: Film Exhibition and Competition, Education, Music And Of Course - Parties & Networking!

The New Haven International Film Festival is sponsored by the Connecticut Film Festival. CTFF is Connecticut's umbrella organization that wants to get your film out there, seen by the world and then picked up for distribution. Each year we help many filmmakers connect with production partners and ultimately their online and theatrical distributors.

The NHIFF is our BIG annual event! It is the culmination of our statewide monthly screening series that takes place in a half a dozen theaters, museums and cultural & arts venues throughout the state.

The 2015 NHIFF plans to showcase more than 150 fantastic films from numerous award competition categories including but not limited to: Comedy, Narrative Feature, Documentary, Shorts, Student and Animation as well as web series and commercials.

The City of New Haven IS the arts and cultural hub of Connecticut as well as a hotbed for innovation and emerging digital media and content creation. New Haven has a very hip music, club and restaurant scene with the majority of locations only a few minutes walk from one another in the downtown area.

New Haven's young populous is not by accident. The downtown area and adjoining region are surrounded by colleges and institutions of higher education including: Yale University, Gateway Community College, Albertus Magnus College, Quinnipiac University, University of New Haven and Southern Connecticut State University to name just a few.

And speaking of education, NHIFF and CTFF are known for producing more than 100 educational events a year throughout the state. NHIFF promises more than a dozen educational workshops, panels, roundtables and a keynote. Additionally, screenwriters will want to attend our 3-day "Writers Unblocked" intensive screenwriting program.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Bethel , United States





 
Logo of Sardinia Film Festival
Published: 02 Jan 2015
 Does NOT have submission fees
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Sardinia Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Feb 2015

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The SARDINIA FILM FESTIVAL intends to foster and exploit cinematography in particular independent production, encourage exchange and comparison between different artistic expressions, encourage young people to occupations of the cinematography.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Sassari, Italy



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Logo of Joy House Film Festival
Published: 02 Jan 2015
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Joy House Film Festival

Deadline: 20 Aug 2015

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The Joy House Film Festival is a yearly short film festival with the main theme of JOY and it supports diversity. It's the only film festival in Australia which is supported by Actors Equity Australia's Diversity Committee.

It is screened in Sydney (Sept) Perth (Jan) and Melbourne (November).

It is open to submissions all year round
www.joy.net.au



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


St Leonards, Australia





 
Logo of AUTOMOTO International Film & Arts Festival
Published: 02 Jan 2015
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AUTOMOTO International Film & Arts Festival

Deadline: 15 Jun 2015

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The AutoMoto Film and Arts Festival is an event that embraces all the incredible aspects of our emotional attachment to all things motoring, telling it’s rich history through the visual, auditory and written art.

The work presented should be a story from the automotive or motorcycling world that is told in a wonderful cinematic way and embodies the passions of our audience.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Detroit, United States





 
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Published: 02 Jan 2015
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International TV Festival

Deadline: 01 Jun 2015

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The International TV Festival Bar is held in the last week of October in the town of Bar lying on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea in Montenegro, one of the six former Yugoslav republics.
The Festival was started in 1994. It has endeavoured to preserve the loosened ties among people and nations of what used to be their common homeland, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and indicate that their future cooperation in the media and openness to the world is inevitable.
The first festival took place in 1995. After one year's break in 1998, it continued gathering more and more television centres from renowned European and world centres, as well as from all the republics of former Yugoslavia.
The Festival is held in the last week of October. As of 2001, the Festival (MEDIACOM Sector) also organizes events of different content and purpose, such as Meetings of Television Stations of South East Europe, and other similar events.



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Bar, Montenegro