Blog: Film festivals



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Published: 19 Dec 2014
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Muestra Cine+Video Indígena

Deadline: 27 Feb 2015

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Santiago , Chile



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Published: 18 Dec 2014
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Enviro Film Festival - Ireland

Deadline: 30 Jun 2015

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Enviro is Ireland’s first film festival focused purely on environmental issues and we look forwards to screening your film.

The festival will create a melting pot for activists, the eco-concious individual and business to meet filmmakers, environmental experts and campaigners to watch, discuss, and add to the movement for a better world. Most importantly we aim to encourage activism either individually or by joining with others so be prepared to meet and hear the views of environmental, conservation, animal protection and all manner of groups over the weekend.

We aim to be provocative, challenging, educational and, to encourage individuals to become activists either in their own daily lives or through joining campaigning groups.

The festival itself, with international and Irish premiers will take place on the weekend of 25-27th September 2015, at venues around Dublin City Center.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Other  Experimental


Ballymote, Ireland





 
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Published: 17 Dec 2014
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Diversity in Cannes Short Film & Webseries Showcase

Deadline: 10 Apr 2015

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Created to encourage content creators from unique backgrounds to share their stories during the Cannes Film Festival, the independent Diversity in Cannes Short Film & Web Series Showcase will promote the work of diverse (thought, race, gender, age, religion, physical ability and sexual orientation) filmmakers and recognize them globally for their achievements in film.

Top six to eight films & web series from ALL eligible entries as determined by Beyond Borders: Diversity in Cannes and its partners will be considered in competition and screened during the Diversity in Cannes Short Film & Webseries Showcase in May 2018 at an independent event during the Cannes Film Festival. Winners will be determined by jury and announced at the showcase.

While the events take place in France at the same time as the Cannes Film Festival the Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase is an INDEPENDENT EVENT!!!



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


Cannes, France



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Photo of Diversity in Cannes Short Film & Webseries Showcase
Photo of Diversity in Cannes Short Film & Webseries Showcase
Photo of Diversity in Cannes Short Film & Webseries Showcase


 
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Published: 16 Dec 2014
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Portland Film Festival

Deadline: 22 May 2015

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From October 14th to October 20th, 2019, Portland won't just be the city of roses—it'll be the city of film. All for the love of film, our weeklong event is jam-packed with networking, workshops, guest speakers, film premieres, financing talks, director Q&As and more. There's a reason Portland is different. Come be a part of what MovieMaker Magazine calls, "one of the coolest film festivals in the world."

Past attendees and alumni of the film festival include Aisha Tyler, Mario Van Peebles, Joe Dante, Sam Hamm, Mark Boone Junior, Eli Roth, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Abby Elliott, Chris Williams, Chuck Palahniuk, Jason Mamoa, Doug Benson, Sally Kirkland, Joshua McDermitt, Wendy Froud, Brian Froud, Toby Froud, Vanna White, Penny Lane, Chelsea Cain, Daniel Wilson, Chelsey Reist, Isaac Feder, James Franco, Lorenza Izzo, Matt Walsh, Susan Sarandon, Michael Tully, Ryan Murdock, Kelly Reichardt, Kris Kaczor, Bryan Storkel, Leah Warshawski, Daryl Hannah, Vivian Norris, Karney Hatch, Jon Matthews, Dana Nachman, Mitchell Jackson, John Jeffcoat, Shawn Telford, Leah Meyerhoff, Mark Raso, David Zellner, Bradley King and more.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Portland, United States



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Published: 16 Dec 2014
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Cutting Edge Film Festival

Deadline: 19 Sep 2015

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With a look to the future of Independent Film, the Cutting Edge Film Festival has officially opened its call for entries for feature length and short length films of all genres.

Our festival is looking for the highest caliber of films that audiences can’t, and won’t forget, films created on the cutting edge of imagination, vision, and excitement while incorporating the best filmmaking into the art of the story.

For our 2018 festival, we shall be accepting all films of all lengths and genres including Documentary, Experimental, Religious/Spiritual, Animation, Comedy, Horror, with Horror sub-genres that include Supernatural, Thrillers, Wicken, Magical, Slashers, Science Fiction, Suspense, Horror Documentary, Horror Animation and all genres of Music Videos and LGBT films for the 2018 festival.

The Cutting Edge Film Festival sees film as an art form that has the power to bridge cultures and illuminate the universality of the human experience. Our festival seeks to enrich, to educate, and to entertain the world through the medium of film, and to unveil each filmmaker’s unique vision as a true masterpiece of craftsmanship and passion.

Our festival is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization which endeavors to promote the best filmmakers and their films to an ever-growing worldwide audience as a powerful medium that inspires creativity, encourages introspection, and compels the exploration of the senses, and expands the imagination.

The Cutting Edge Film Festival brings all the new technologies to bear and offers an event for the next step in film festival evolution. Now in the new millennium of filmmaking, our festival takes a leap forward and pierces the veil between the worldwide film audience and independent films with a cutting edge virtual theater that crumbles the boundaries that have in the past limited those who could partake in each filmmaker’s vision captured on film.

Much like with the digital technology that has swept independent film festivals throughout the world since the early 2000s, for many reasons the virtual theater is quickly becoming the first, best choice for festivals, and the new home of Independent film screening worldwide.

The virtual theater is the future of film festivals, as more and more festivals are now screening films online, and even the big festivals such as the Sundance Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival are moving to online screenings.

Festivals are making the leap to cyber screenings because of many reasons, including that it allows for so much more exposure for the films. It is expected that just like the extinction of the 35mm projectors that were replaced with digital, one day in the not too distant future all film festivals will screen almost exclusively online, with only a few live presentations, if any.

Unlike most other Film Festivals, ours is different because it offers a unique method of viewing films in an online film festival that is totally secure and safe for a filmmaker’s project, and even those that provide online festivals cannot duplicate the safety and security that our virtual theater offers.

Very different from other festivals streaming films online, films in this festival cannot be downloaded, the films HAVE NO EMBEDDING CODE and our HTML code if copied and pasted, the films will not play, therefore they CANNOT be placed on other websites.

The only time and place they can be viewed is in our festival. In short, we have gone to great lengths to set this system up to protect the safety and security of each filmmaker’s film always keeping the filmmaker in mind. Basically, it is just as secure as a brick and mortar theater screening, only much better.

The virtual theater system and screening platform is completely secure and can be viewed from any computer, and mobile device.

The Cutting Edge Film Festival is opening the doors and tearing down the walls between independent films, and the audiences who love them so much, allowing the world to share in their power and passion.

Cutting Edge Film Festival awards outstanding filmmakers and their work with Best of Genre Awards, along with an Audience Choice Award.

Film Selections Will be Announced October 6th, 2018

Our festival will take place October 18th, 2018, through October 27th, 2018



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Pompano Beach, United States





 
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Published: 16 Dec 2014
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LIFE AFTER OIL International Film Festival

Deadline: 01 May 2015

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LIFE AFTER OIL International Film Festival is an environmental & human rights film festival

As we are preparing for the post-petroleum era?

This festival starts with the intention of overshooting the simple exposure. Although it is important to raise public awareness on the risks connected to the exploitation and to the use of natural resource in the production of fossil fuels, still remains, the enormous and dramatic problem of the disasters caused by the lack of energy, with particular reference to the water supply, highly relevant to the world population. The main objective of the festival will be, therefore, not only emphasizing problems related to the use of fossil fuels, but especially identifying the alternatives which take into account, according to the present scientific knowledge, the several well-known methods of production.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Sassari, Italy



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Logo of International Cine a la calle Short Film Festival
Published: 16 Dec 2014
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International Cine a la calle Short Film Festival

Deadline: 20 Feb 2015

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This call addresses every person, collective, agencies, exhibitions and producers that have produced and/or own the exhibition rights of audivisual pieces of short length and of documentary, argumentative, experimental and videoart nature; on movie film, video or animation formats.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Barranquilla, Colombia



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Published: 16 Dec 2014
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Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Deadline: 03 Jun 2015

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Edinburgh Short Film Festival Now Open! International Tours & Cash Awards

The 10th Anniversary edition of the ESFF with International Film Festival showcases, more short film screenings, trophies, cash prizes and awards!

We're thrilled to be programming showcases of our best films for our 2020 partners:

Adriatic Film Festival
Stop Motion Montreal
Firenze FilmCorti
Sardinia Film Festival
Balkans Beyond Borders Film Festival
and Manipulate Theatre & Animation Festival!

Max Length 25 minutes, international films welcomed, all genres eligible.

Open for entries online and via Festhome!

http://www.edinburghshortfilmfestival.com/

Looking forward to seeing your films!



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Musselburgh, United Kingdom



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Logo of Sombra- 9th Murcia European Fantastic Film Festival
Published: 16 Dec 2014
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Sombra- 9th Murcia European Fantastic Film Festival

Deadline: 01 Feb 2015

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The European Fantastic Film Festival of Murcia SOMBRA is a project that aims to spread and serve as a reference to fantasy films produced in Europe, as well as support European, national and regional production of gender.



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Murcia, Spain



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Photo of Sombra - IX Festival De Cine Fantástico Europeo De Murcia
Photo of Sombra - IX Festival De Cine Fantástico Europeo De Murcia


 
Logo of International Film Festival on Sexual Diversity and Gender, LIBERCINE
Published: 16 Dec 2014
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International Film Festival on Sexual Diversity and Gender, LIBERCINE

Deadline: 20 Mar 2015

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Argentina LGBT International Film Festival.

LiberCine is one of the most important Latin America LGBT Film Festivals. Since 2008, it has become a reference Film Festival for many others throughout Latin America.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Avellaneda, Argentina





 
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Published: 15 Dec 2014
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Great Lakes International Shorts Film Festival

Deadline: 10 Oct 2015

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The Great Lakes International Shorts Festival has officially opened its Call for Entries and is now accepting films of all short lengths and genres including Narrative, Animation, Experimental, and all forms of Horror, Suspense, Sci-Fi, and Thriller films, along with Comedies, Religious/Spiritual, Music Videos, and Documentaries, and GLBT films, for the 2019 season.

The 2019 Great Lakes International Shorts Festival shall accept Music Videos from around the world of cross-continent and cross-genre productions. We shall accept Music Videos of all genres from Pop, Punk, Rock, Alt-Country, Country-Western, Folk, Reggae, Hip-Hop and Electronica, Jazz, Blues, Zydeco, Industrial, Metal, Hardcore, Gothic, Karaoke, Avant-Garde, World Music, and Experimental.

The 2019 GLISF will accept all forms of Religious, Christian, and Spiritual films including African, African-American, GLBT, Black, Hispanic, Islamic, Latino, Native/Aboriginal, and student films from the United States and around the world.

For the past 18 years, our organization has been promoting and presenting the works of Independent Filmmakers worldwide, celebrating these incredible films as an ever-evolving art form in dynamic transition. Showcasing the best independently produced films that the world has to offer to countless audiences, our organization fulfills its mission by bringing the diverse and unique to those who love and appreciate it.

Awarding outstanding filmmakers for exceptional achievements in filmmaking, the Great Lakes International Shorts Festival always supports indie film as an art form and those who create it.

All of us at the Great Lakes International Shorts Festival are here to bring Filmmakers and audiences together, to showcase films to those who love them, and to help others achieve their goals and dreams, and to go beyond that which was thought unimaginable.

The Great Lakes International Shorts Festival is not here to profit from the accomplishments of others, instead, we are here to help filmmakers reach their goals and make a reality of their dreams.

Seeking out the best films from the most talented new and veteran Filmmakers from around the world and across the United States, the 2019 Great Lakes International Shorts Festival will take place virtually October 10th thru October 19th, 2019, with our Physical Festival opening on Friday October 11, 2019.

With State-Of-The-Art technologies that are revolutionizing independent film presentations world-wide, the Great Lakes International Shorts Festival is changing the face of film festivals across the globe…



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Erie , United States



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Published: 13 Dec 2014
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Brooklyn Audience Now (Online)

Deadline: 31 Dec 2014

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The audience now, lands in Brooklyn and award the best of urban cinematic culture, and the best of what is currently the world and New York culture.

With the main prize, the choice of the audience.

Still have special awards, chosen by a jury formed by Audience Now, for outstanding films in various categories.

#TheAudienceNow Team.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


New York, United States





 
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Published: 13 Dec 2014
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Festival de Cortometrajes ManzanaREC

Deadline: 18 Dec 2014

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El Grupo “Recorta2” ha organizado el VII festival de cortometrajes que tendrá lugar en febrero de 2020 en la localidad de Manzanares (Ciudad Real). Los trabajos serán exhibidos en la Sala de la Casa de Cultura de Manzanares.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Manzanares, Spain



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Logo of Torrelavega International Short Film Festival
Published: 13 Dec 2014
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Torrelavega International Short Film Festival

Deadline: 09 Feb 2015

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The Torrelavega International Short Film Festival , organized by the Department of Culture of the City Council, was born in the spring of 2000 with the entry of the new century.

Torrelavega is likely to be one of the few Spanish cities that can boast of being a pioneer in this world as they speak of cinema, international festivals, filmmakers encounter and exchange of knowledge is not new in this city. Before the proliferation of competitions and short film festivals in Spain, Torrelavega lived more than twenty editions Film Festival Sniace precursor in Spain of independent cinema and similar initiatives. This led to the birth of filmmakers who reported the name of Torrelavega in different national and international festivals, obtaining numerous awards. Interestingly, the growth of the city, the cultural dynamism and new habits left her without cinemas and film such cultural needs, values ​​of a new generation and vocation film ever made this festival was born.



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Torrelavega, Spain



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Published: 12 Dec 2014
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Cellar Door Film Festival

Deadline: 31 Jul 2015

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Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) is Ottawa’s first showcase of speculative cinema, which celebrates the creativity of the Ottawa film scene and spotlights the city as a setting for the sinister and supernatural. CDFF encourages film culture, education, and production in Ottawa by promoting the creation, screening, and distribution of local, national and international films in the Nation’s capital.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Ottawa, Canada





 
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Published: 12 Dec 2014
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Tiburon International Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Jan 2015

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Tiburon International Film Festival is an annual event showcasing independent feature and short films from around the world.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Tiburon, United States



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Published: 11 Dec 2014
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International Women“s Film Festival Barcelona

Deadline: 27 Feb 2015

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 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Barcelona, Spain





 
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Published: 11 Dec 2014
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Oaxaca FilmFest

Deadline: 22 Jun 2015

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"Sundance South of The Border!"
-Spotlight Magazine

"One of the Top 25 Festivals in the world "
-MovieMaker Magazine

"A new star is born in the Film Festival Universe"
-IndieRocks!



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Oaxaca , Mexico





 
Logo of DYTIATKO International Children´s Media Festival
Published: 11 Dec 2014
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DYTIATKO International Children´s Media Festival

Deadline: 30 Jun 2015

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Festival founded by Kharkiv Regional Council in 2009.

The Festival mission is to find and support children’s/youth studios and clubs, which are engaged in cinema and television creativity, talented children; development of the children’s/youth cinema and television in Ukraine.

The Festival objectives are:

– the establishment and development of contacts between children’s/youth studios, experience exchange and further professional development of the participants;

– communication to the general public of interesting, outstanding works and projects from different countries, presentation of the best global practices in the development of children’s/youth cinema and television industry;

– the setup of creative and communication platforms to exchange experience and present new projects during the Festival and between the Festival times;

– creative personal development, education of moral values and social activism;

– drawing attention of governmental, non-governmental organizations and commercial entities to the issues of the development of screen children’s/youth creativity, to the processes of personality forming via receiving information broadcast by electronic mass media, to the needs of children’s/youth creative clubs, the development of talented children and their future.

The Festival is held among children’s/youth television, animation, cinema- and radio studios, clubs, groups and individual authors, television and radio broadcasters and creative production entities, directors and producers’ centres, which produce programmes and films for children and youth.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Kharkov, Ukraine



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Logo of Asturianu Film Festival
Published: 11 Dec 2014
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Asturianu Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Mar 2015

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 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Oviedo, Spain