Blog: Film festivals



Logo of Rio and the Mountains
Published: 02 Dec 2014
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films

Rio and the Mountains

Deadline: 10 Mar 2015

Call for entries!

Short film festival




 Fiction  Other


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil





 
Logo of Miscellaneous GLBT International Film Festival of Panama
Published: 02 Dec 2014
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films
Feature films

Miscellaneous GLBT International Film Festival of Panama

Deadline: 31 Mar 2015

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival


We want to position Miscellaneous GLBT International Film Festival of Panama, as the best choice for film screenings with issues related to sexual diversity.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


Panamá, Panama



Photo of Diverso Festival Internacional De Cine GLBT De Panamá
Photo of Diverso Festival Internacional De Cine GLBT De Panamá
Photo of Diverso Festival Internacional De Cine GLBT De Panamá
Photo of Diverso Festival Internacional De Cine GLBT De Panamá


 
Logo of Wildlife Conservation Film Festival
Published: 02 Dec 2014
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films
Feature films

Wildlife Conservation Film Festival

Deadline: 25 Jul 2015

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival


The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival attracts an international representation of film, filmmakers, advocates and scientists dedicated to the preservation of global biodiversity. Visitors come to New York from across the globe to attend this unique film festival. Opportunity for the filmmaker and visitors exist to interact and engage is discussion.

Representatives from multiple distribution companies are invited to review films in the festival for television listings on their respected networks.

The WCFF takes place in New York the third week in October for ten days of film screenings, receptions, workshops and parties. In addition the WCFF hosts a monthly film screening series to accommodate films that can not fit into the the October schedule.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


New York, United States



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Photo of Wildlife Conservation Film Festival
Photo of Wildlife Conservation Film Festival
Photo of Wildlife Conservation Film Festival


 
Logo of Bolgatty International Film Festival
Published: 02 Dec 2014
 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films

Bolgatty International Film Festival

Deadline: 30 Jun 2015

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival


The festival presents Short Films, Documentaries, Animation Films, Experimental Films, Music Videos and Feature Films over four days of festive celebrations attended by eminent guests from around the world.

The event is committed to the promotion of knowledge, life and culture, as it comes through from films and documentaries, made by people worldwide.

Bolgatty International Film Festival invites entries from filmmakers, television producers, videographers and new media creators who produce fresh, standout productions. It is an excellent venue for new and experimental media, television pilot programs, animation, educational programs, remixes & mashups, movie trailers, music videos, web series and tube length works. As long as your clip is 180 minutes or less, it is eligible for entry.

There are several things you should know about the Bolgatty International Film Festival:

1. Bolgatty International Film Festival has one mission - to find and recognize cinematic gems and unique perspectives in film and video. Whether you are an industry insider or new to the craft, we don’t care, we invite you to send us your best, original work our way!

2. Bolgatty International Film Festival is a unique hybrid, not a traditional film festival. We’re different. Different is more fun and entertaining!

3. Bolgatty International Film Festival creates publicity for filmmakers by announcing the list of award winners to our 60,000+ email list of industry professionals and influential insiders.

The submission deadline is coming up on October 30th, and the submission fees are among the most affordably priced on the international festival circuit.

Be sure not to miss out on this fantastic opportunity, and submit your film now!



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Kochi, India





 
Logo of Prokuplje Film Festival
Published: 02 Dec 2014
 Has submission fees
Short films

Prokuplje Film Festival

Deadline: 08 Mar 2015

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival


Prokuplje Short Film Festival, founded in 2011, is the youngest film festival in Serbia. In Prokplje is event where audience can see the best from the field of documentary, experimental, animated and fiction from around the world. Thousands of films from all over the world arrive at the festival's address, and it has been reflected by the numerous audiences in Prokuplje, but also in other cities in Serbia and the region,because the team organizes Tour in which the best films are presented in over 30 cities. The lack of the Cinema, as well as the lack of a movie as a subject at school, prevents young people from learning about this art.
In order to see something of this content, the young people must go to Nis, or even to Belgrade. This is an opportunity to see the latest short film achievements from all around the world in Prokuplje. In recent years, according to research, there is a decline in audience attendance at the festivals all over the world. So because of that and because of the introduction of the film to young people, we brought the work with them, in all primary and secondary schools, which are potential audiences and will be animated by the presentation of festival films and the discussion on the significance of the Festival. In addition to work with young people in Prokuplje,the Film Club Prokuplje is the first to start animating the audience from the rural areas, which are completely excluded from all events, especially cultural events.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Prokuplje, Serbia



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Photo of Prokupacki filmski festival
Photo of Prokupacki filmski festival
Photo of Prokupacki filmski festival


 
Logo of OFFline Film Festival
Published: 02 Dec 2014
 Has submission fees
Short films

OFFline Film Festival

Deadline: 31 Jul 2015

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival


Based in the Georgian midlands town of Birr, OFFline Film Festival is an exciting event for film lovers and makers alike. With Irish and international films being screened in a quirky array of venues around the town, all preceded by short films, audiences are spoiled for choice.

The festival also includes workshops on all aspects of film-making given by industry professionals. Perhaps the most exciting aspect of OFFline is the short film-making competition.

Teams of film-makers make and edit a short film in Birr in a matter of days, often enlisting the help of locals in front of and behind the cameras.

The films are submitted to an international panel of judges and screened to the public on the final day with the winning short bagging a generous cash prize.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Birr, Ireland



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Photo of OFFline Film Festival
Photo of OFFline Film Festival
Photo of OFFline Film Festival


 
Logo of Taglia Corti - International short movie and music video Festival
Published: 02 Dec 2014
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films

Taglia Corti - International short movie and music video Festival

Deadline: 31 Jan 2015

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival


Can enroll only under 35 years old director.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Trieste, Italy





 
Logo of Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
Published: 02 Dec 2014
 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

Deadline: 30 Jan 2015

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival


The festival screens narrative and documentary feature and short films, music videos, as well as experimental and animation films, in competitive and non-competitive sections. This event is complemented with repertoire and special screenings. The 22nd Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF22) took place May 1st to 5th, 2019 in Austin, Texas. In addition to welcoming over 3,000 audience members for films and special events, CLAIFF22 screened 114 titles; these selections represented 25 countries’ participation in the production or co-production of the projects, including Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Jordan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Qatar, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic, UK, Uruguay, USA, and Venezuela.

Over the past 22 years, Cine Las Americas has presented more than 2,600 films in Austin and at various screenings across the state of Texas, becoming one of the most prestigious of Latino film organizations in the country. Cine Las Americas remains a community-oriented organization, offering diverse opportunities for culture, education, professional development and entertainment. Each year the film festival brings a wide range of international films and filmmakers to Austin, creates networking opportunities for industry professionals, and provides a rich cultural experience for attendees.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Austin, United States



Photo of Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
Photo of Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
Photo of Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
Photo of Cine Las Americas International Film Festival


 
Logo of Budapest Short Film Festival
Published: 02 Dec 2014
 Has submission fees
Short films

Budapest Short Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Apr 2015

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival


BuSho (Budapest Short) was established in the autumn of 2004 by a group of young Hungarian filmmakers and the first event successfully ran its course the following year. The festival became an international breakthrough in an exceptionally short period of time. We had plenty of festival screenings, selections of film academies, conferences, exhibitions, film-, and all-art workshops in the program. Our main target group is the generation of developing young filmmakers but we are very delighted at every entry. This film celebration takes place in Budapest in the late summer of 2019.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Budapest , Hungary



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Photo of Budapest Short Film Festival
Photo of Budapest Short Film Festival
Photo of Budapest Short Film Festival


 
Logo of DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition
Published: 02 Dec 2014
 Has submission fees
Short films

DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

Deadline: 30 Apr 2015

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival


The DC Shorts Film Festival showcases one of the largest collection of short films in the USA. In 2015, we screened 125 films from 26 countries in 17 unique showcases over 11 days to audiences of more than 9,000 people.

The festival has been named as the “Coolest Short Film Festival” by MovieMaker Magazine, and is a three-time winner of the Washington City Paper’s “Coolest Short Film Festival” contest/award. The 11-day event (September 8-18, 2016) includes film screenings, Q&As, filmmaker workshops and parties in locations throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area, and online through the secure DC Shorts Online Film Festival.



As we have done since 2003, after programming is announced, ALL ENTRANTS RECEIVE A REPORT WITH THE REVIEW COMMITTEE'S COMMENTS. We believe that filmmakers deserve to understand why their film or screenplay was selected or rejected — and what that process entails. On our submission website, DC Shorts spells out the entire selection process, and offers resources to research the types of material we are most likely to program. ===> We highly recommend reviewing our processes, past festival catalogs and other materials at dcshorts.com





 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Washington, United States





 
Logo of Deep Fried Film Festival
Published: 01 Dec 2014
 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films

Deep Fried Film Festival

Deadline: 04 Apr 2015

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival




 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Coatbridge, United Kingdom





 
Logo of Bolgatty International Film Festival
Published: 29 Nov 2014
 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films

Bolgatty International Film Festival

Deadline: 30 Jun 2015

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival


The festival presents Short Films, Documentaries, Animation Films, Experimental Films, Music Videos and Feature Films over four days of festive celebrations attended by eminent guests from around the world.

The event is committed to the promotion of knowledge, life and culture, as it comes through from films and documentaries, made by people worldwide.

Bolgatty International Film Festival invites entries from filmmakers, television producers, videographers and new media creators who produce fresh, standout productions. It is an excellent venue for new and experimental media, television pilot programs, animation, educational programs, remixes & mashups, movie trailers, music videos, web series and tube length works. As long as your clip is 180 minutes or less, it is eligible for entry.

There are several things you should know about the Bolgatty International Film Festival:

1. Bolgatty International Film Festival has one mission - to find and recognize cinematic gems and unique perspectives in film and video. Whether you are an industry insider or new to the craft, we don’t care, we invite you to send us your best, original work our way!

2. Bolgatty International Film Festival is a unique hybrid, not a traditional film festival. We’re different. Different is more fun and entertaining!

3. Bolgatty International Film Festival creates publicity for filmmakers by announcing the list of award winners to our 60,000+ email list of industry professionals and influential insiders.

The submission deadline is coming up on October 30th, and the submission fees are among the most affordably priced on the international festival circuit.

Be sure not to miss out on this fantastic opportunity, and submit your film now!



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Kochi, India





 
Logo of Madrid International Fantastic Film Festival, NOCTURNA
Published: 29 Nov 2014
 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films

Madrid International Fantastic Film Festival, NOCTURNA

Deadline: 10 Apr 2015

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival


NOCTURNA MADRID, International Fantastic Film Festival is the most important Festival of its kind held in the city of Madrid.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Madrid , Spain



Photo of Festival Internacional de Cine Fantástico de Madrid, NOCTURNA
Photo of Festival Internacional de Cine Fantástico de Madrid, NOCTURNA
Photo of Festival Internacional de Cine Fantástico de Madrid, NOCTURNA
Photo of Festival Internacional de Cine Fantástico de Madrid, NOCTURNA


 
Logo of Painted Birds International Film Festival
Published: 28 Nov 2014
 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films

Painted Birds International Film Festival

Deadline: 02 Feb 2015

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival


The International Festival of painted birds is devoted to short films and feature films, fiction, documentary and animation MOVIES MADE FROM JANUARY 1, 2018 NOT HAVE PRESENTED IN PREVIOUS EDITIONS , with the aim of promoting among children intercultural dialogue, social cohesion and human rights, especially those of CHILDREN UP TO 12 YEARS .

Will disseminate quality films that hardly reach Spain, trying not to fall into clichés. Thus gradually the festival is intended as a field for meetings and discussions of projects of mutual interest.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Madrid, Spain



Photo of Festival Internacional de cine de los pájaros pintados
Photo of Festival Internacional de cine de los pájaros pintados
Photo of Festival Internacional de cine de los pájaros pintados


 
Logo of International Moustache Film Festival
Published: 27 Nov 2014
 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films

International Moustache Film Festival

Deadline: 01 Mar 2015

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival


Some call it the “Lady Tickler,” “Lip Spinach,” or even, the “Cookie Duster.” Formally, it is known simply as “The Moustache.” In all of its forms it represents a man’s individuality and inner strength. Whether a full, furry and lustrous lip warmer or a smooth, sleek line of suave sophistication weaving it’s way across a dude’s upper lip, a man’s Moustache is an indication of his robust heart and the very soul of his being.

As part of the annual Facial Hair Fest—a celebration of facial hair in Portland, Maine—we are now looking for submissions for the International Moustache Film Festival (IMFF). Films will be screened in several venues throughout the week of March 21 through March 28, 2015,.

The Facial Hair Fest features all sorts of delightfully hairy good times, including the 8th annual Stache Pag (a moustache pageant), the Facial Hair Farmers Market, the Can-Am Beard and Moustache Competition, and of course, the IMFF. A number of IMFF screening blocks will be held, each dedicated to a different kind of stache. And despite the official name of the festival, beards are welcome. They are, after all, the less refined cousin to the moustache.

Films will be selected based on two criteria. First, we want good films. Second, we want films that highlight conspicuous, outstanding, and awesome facial hair. It's that simple.

Past years have seen the IMFF covered in the global press, including: Movie|Line, EW.com, The Guardian, BBC, Reuters, The Huffington Post, Boston.com, Yahoo.com, The Times of India, Buenos Aires Herald, DownEast Magazine, The Tribune, American Mustache Institute, The Beard Club and Stuff.Co.NZ.

Have a main character with a nice stache? Send us your film.

A documentary about hippies with beards? That's good to.

A film about Salvador Dali or Jesus? Totally qualifies.

A film about any of the following:
Hippies. Prophets. Musicians. Mountain Men. Cops. Robbers. Firemen. Old Fashioned Strong Men. Cowboys. NFL Quarterbacks. Private Investigators. Scientists. Political Leaders. Pirates. Canadians. Wizards. Dwarves. Dads. Cavemen. You. Your friends. Your enemies.

So send us some films, and please consider attending the International Moustache Film Festival!



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Portland, United States





 
Logo of Access Code Short Film Festival
Published: 27 Nov 2014
 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films

Access Code Short Film Festival

Deadline: 29 Dec 2014

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival


After amazing 11 editions, we are here again. It's a festival where 200 movies are played, more than any of the festival in the world. Almost every film that enters the festival will be screened at the festival, no matter how many days the festival runs.

We have received over 3000 entries in our past editions which make us among the most popular festival in the region.

Filmmakers from over 25 countries have attended the festival in the past.

Now, the winners get DSLR's and microphones, too.

NOTE: Awards ceremony will be after 2 days of the event and we will book the tickets and hotels for the winners.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Bangalore, India





 
Logo of Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival
Published: 27 Nov 2014
 Has submission fees
Short films

Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival

Deadline: 05 Aug 2015

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival


We are an independent festival in Dublin, Ireland and dedicated to bring together established musicians and filmmakers in a forum to celebrate the short films. Musicians who can provide great music and work together with the filmmakers.
Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival celebrates the artistic, educational and historical importance of short films and music. It gives independent film artists a platform for sharing their work and creating a dialogue with the community. It promotes the discussion and study of filmmaking.

DISFMF is the largest independent short film festival in Ireland, in 2020 we are celebrating the 9th anniversary.
In 2019 we screened 106 short films from all over the world, the festival has brought established, emerging and award-winning filmmakers to the public attention.

Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, is on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Its historic buildings include Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191. City parks include landscaped St Stephen’s Green and huge Phoenix Park, containing Dublin Zoo. The National Museum of Ireland explores Irish heritage and culture.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Dublin, Ireland



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Photo of Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival
Photo of Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival
Photo of Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival


 
Logo of Festival itinérant Afrikabok
Published: 26 Nov 2014
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films
Feature films

Festival itinérant Afrikabok

Deadline: 24 Feb 2015

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival




 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


RUFISQUE, Senegal





 
Logo of Massachusetts Independent Film Festival
Published: 26 Nov 2014
 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films

Massachusetts Independent Film Festival

Deadline: 27 Jun 2015

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival


The Massachusetts Independent Film Festival (MassIFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run by filmmakers, film writers, and film lovers. Our goal is to showcase films from around the world made by truly independent filmmakers. We want to show the best of contemporary independent filmmaking in all genres(drama, experimental, comedy, horror, slow cinema, sci fi, fantasy, animation, documentary, and more). We dedicate Q&A time and conduct video interviews for visiting filmmakers. We also help promote the selected films to find a new audience. We love the art of cinema and we welcome all to join us! Please visit our website www.massiff.org for a glimpse into previous festivals.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Somerville, United States



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Photo of Massachusetts Independent Film Festival
Photo of Massachusetts Independent Film Festival
Photo of Massachusetts Independent Film Festival


 
Logo of Bilbao Fantasy Film Festival
Published: 25 Nov 2014
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films
Feature films

Bilbao Fantasy Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Mar 2015

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival


Bilbao City Council is currently organising the 26th BILBAO FANTASY FILM FESTIVAL – FANT 2020, to take place in Bilbao from 8th to 16th of May 2020.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Bilbao, Spain



Photo of FANTBilbao - Festival De Cine Fantástico De Bilbao
Photo of FANTBilbao - Festival De Cine Fantástico De Bilbao
Photo of FANTBilbao - Festival De Cine Fantástico De Bilbao
Photo of FANTBilbao - Festival De Cine Fantástico De Bilbao