Blog: Film festivals



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Published: 30 Jan 2020
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International Media Arts Film Festival

Deadline: 01 Oct 2020

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The International Media Arts film festival seeks to enlighten, and entertain through the exhibition. The I.M.A.F.F has the objective of creating awareness through the projection of Independent films. We welcome submissions from a range of genres including short films, documentaries, features, animations and screenplays

The Festival opens its doors to film enthusiasts, movie fans and students alike who want to get their start in the industry by meeting and connecting with industry professionals. The Festival offers you the chance to meet other filmmakers and industry professionals to exchange ideas and collaborate in a highly creative and inspiring atmosphere. We strive to bring filmmakers from all over the world under one setting. We continue to represent filmmakers from all levels and experiences.



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Kampala, Uganda



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Published: 29 Jan 2020
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Ull Nu Festival Audiovisual Andorra

Deadline: 05 Apr 2020

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Festival Ull Nu:

It is a space to encourage, spread and fertilize creativity, art, culture and young talent.

It is a meeting point, exchange and dialogue between young creators coming from all over the Pyrenees and professionals from the film and audiovisual industry.

It is an alternative, original and innovative leisure proposal that aims to promote and bring to Andorra new proposals and audiovisual trends.

It is a unique experience, a festival of cinema and audiovisual.



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Andorra la Vella, Andorra



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Published: 29 Jan 2020
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Almagro International Film Festival ALIFF

Deadline: 05 Jun 2020

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In 2018, Almagro International Film Festival -ALIFF- born with the aim of establishing a useful platform for the promotion of the audiovisual industry: a space and time for dissemination and promotion of audiovisual content, transforming the city of Almagro into a meeting point for filmmakers, favoring the exchange of initiatives and promoting a market open to the development of new projects.

ALIFF will provide a showcase for the most interesting short format projects done within the last recent months, constituting an standard of quality and high level of commitment to the society & culture of Audiovisual Arts. In addition, the Festival has opened an important window to formats created for online distribution, bringing support to one of the most active and emerging sectors of the audiovisual industry: Internet.

ALIFF Executive Director: MARKO MONTANA
ALIFF Artistic Director: JUAN CARLOS LOSSADA



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Almagro, Spain



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Published: 29 Jan 2020
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MEDITERRANEAN DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL IN TUNISIA

Deadline: 31 Mar 2020

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DocuMed - DocuMed - Mediterranean Documentary Film Festival in Tunisia, organized annually by the Documentary Tunisian Cinema Association, offers a panorama of documentary production in Mediterranean countries during the last 2 years. It distributes creative documentary films from countries around the Mediterranean devoted to societal and political issues as well as to anthropological and cultural aspects of the region. Its aim is to promote the influence and distribution of documentary films and to encourage exchanges between professionals, creators and the public in a spirit of openness to anthropological, cultural and social diversity.

The objectives of DocuMed:
 Demands belonging to the world, opening up to the Maghreb, Arab and Mediterranean geographic and cultural context.
 Moves towards the countries around the Mediterranean in a spirit of openness to anthropological, cultural and social diversity.
 Affirms its anthropological dimension and its links with the disciplines of social sciences in the cinematographic production approaches and the themes addressed.
 Promotes exchange, helps thinking and gives food for thought by providing access to representations of Tunisian realities and the world.
 Carries humanist values, based on openness to other cultures, freedom of creation and sharing.



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TUNIS , Tunisia



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Published: 29 Jan 2020
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Prix Vidéo Arts Convergences

Deadline: 01 Oct 2020

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Milon-la-Chapelle, France



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Published: 29 Jan 2020
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La Femme International Film Festival

Deadline: 19 Aug 2020

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A Femme International Film Festival is a premier festival that focuses on platforming women filmmakers “by women, for everyone”. Our Festival was created in 2005, when it became apparent that there was a need to enhance women behind the camera as Directors, Producers, and Writers. We were the first in Los Angeles to host such an event and film festival empowering women. All those that followed are just duplicates of the movement we started over a decade ago.

Through our Partners and Sponsors we have provided one-one-one meetings with our filmmakers or helped secure financing. CBS Entertainment Diversity Department and Sony Entertainment met with a selected group of our filmmakers with the goal to offer potential employment and/or placement as a director or writer under their diversity department. It is through our direct efforts that these opportunities are being secured for our LA Femme Int. Film Festival Filmmakers.

As LA Femme moves into the next few years, it plans to expand its platform so that more women in the industry and from around the world can have the benefit of taking their film to the next level through increased distribution outlets, more key positions in the entertainment industry and more recognition as artistic creators emerging as leaders in the industry.

Our goal is to create more such opportunities through exemplary programming, networking, and panel events. A classic professional atmosphere will create a sense of ‘opportunity’ for participants. LA Femme International Film Festival is “By Women for Everyone.”

Objectives:
To continually showcase and celebrate commercially viable films Written, Directed, or Produced by women.

To opening a pathway for women entering the industry by encouraging mentor-ship and artistic sharing between those women established in the field and those just beginning.

To Platform new emerging talent and support established women in cross-over roles.

To assist in distributing the feature films that are platformed in our festival with domestic theatrical releases and home video distribution.

Mission:
La Femme International Film Festival will support and nurture the artistic entertainment productions of women for the benefit of distribution to an international and domestic audience.

Emphasis:
»Our emphasis is on providing a complete specialized festival based on showcasing and celebrating commercially successful films written, directed, or produced by women and creating a system of access for those new to the industry directly to established women industry professionals.
»To assist in distribution of these films
»To mentor other women into positions of power in the independent and big budget, studio entertainment community.

Summary:
LA Femme Film Festival is more than a festival it is an emergence of artistic, professional women who make a difference in the entertainment community by creating productions that speak to a world wide audience. We were the first festival of its kind in Beverly Hills to not only platform existing films and artists but also distribute and mentor such films and the woman artists who created them.



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Beverly Hills, United States



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Published: 28 Jan 2020
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Amazing Shorts and Movies! Film Festival

Deadline: 16 Nov 2020

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The screenings will take place in "Ways to Live" - Calle de Raimundo Lulio 10 de Madrid.



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Madrid, Spain



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Published: 28 Jan 2020
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Piriápolis de Película Film Festival

Deadline: 29 Jun 2020

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The International Film Festival "Piriápolis de Película" is an event that has consolidated itself as an essential space for the meeting of the independent production of national and international filmmakers. It is characterized by exhibiting, completely free of charge, a selection of outstanding audiovisual productions, short, medium and feature films of all genres. It also has an Iberoamerican Short Film Contest, whose objective is to stimulate and disseminate the production of short films in the region and the continent, adorned by an outstanding international jury.



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Piriápolis, Uruguay



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Published: 28 Jan 2020
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Diamond Film Awards

Deadline: 20 Apr 2020

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We welcome you to Diamond Film Awards.
Our mission is to promote films, helping filmmakers to improve their careers.

At the final event, our Jury will award the best films after live screenings.
All filmmakers are invited to the Gala to experience a great evening of movies with a final dinner.

* All winners will receive an official laurel and a free certificate (PDF/JPG file, ready for print).

We communicate all official laurels and certificates with useful information within 48 hours of notification date to the email ids available in the submission form. Please check your email junk/spam/trash folder if you do not see it in your inbox.



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Battipaglia, Italy



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Logo of Annual International Festival of Screen Culture  Tchelovetcheskoje Kino
Published: 28 Jan 2020
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Annual International Festival of Screen Culture Tchelovetcheskoje Kino

Deadline: 01 Mar 2020

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRBnNH8MaWg

General regulations

International Festival Screen Culture “Thelovetcheskoje Kino” (hereinafter - Festival) is held among collectives (groups) of youth production in different forms of art, connecting with cinema, television, photography and different digital technologies.

Festival events are directed to formation and evaluating new global culture of production and reproduction age-diverse communicative samples of generations interplay and provides conditions of establishing new information community (environs), new culture of information society, where social-noetic (immaterial) factors of evaluating are information and knowledge. Festival holding promotes establishing of screen culture as a part of general information culture of present society.

General guiding of Festival methodology and organization is brought into action of Educational Complex “Nasha Shkola” (Russia, Novosibirsk).

Time, conditions, place and procedure of organization and holding of regular Festival are annually established of special document – Standing Order of Holding.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRBnNH8MaWg



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Novosibirsk, Russia



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Published: 28 Jan 2020
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Catalonia Latinoamerican Film Festival

Deadline: 12 Apr 2020

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GOYA!

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Lleida, Spain



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Published: 28 Jan 2020
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Mashup Film Festival

Deadline: 01 Mar 2020

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The Mashup Cinema ... but what is this devilry?
Mashup duplicates, combines, re-appropriates and transforms an unlimited catalog of images, sounds, ideas and patterns available on the internet.

In short, the mashup cinema tries to reverse our old creative habits to give a big boost to our innovation.
The festival created to reward these new borrowed masterpieces is the Mashup Film Festival! So come and rethink the theme of the 2020 festival:
« COMMIT YOURSELF"



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Paris, France



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Published: 28 Jan 2020
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Message To Man

Deadline: 31 May 2020

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FIAPF!

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The 30th anniversary edition of Message to Man International Film Festival will take place on September 11 – 19, 2020 in St. Petersburg, Russia! The last three decades saw the history of our film festival, from the very first exalted celebration held during perestroika to impressive modern-day premieres on St. Petersburg’s Palace Square and master classes taught by the greatest film directors, attracting hundreds of people.
Just take a look at the list of last year’s winners to understand the place the film festival has taken in Russia and the world. The main competition winner was Luke Lorentzen’s Midnight Family (USA), which later made it to Oscar’s shortlist. The Best Début prize was awarded to Honeyland (North Macedonia) directed by Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska that received not one, but two Oscar nominations. The national competition winner, Ksenia Elyan’s How Big Is the Galaxy?, was featured at dozens of film festivals. There have also been feature and animation shorts from all over the world.
In recent years, The In Silico competition of experimental films has evolved into the festival’s most popular program. Honorary awards have been given out to Werner Herzog, Ulrich Seidl, Claude Lanzmann, Paolo Sorrentino, Isabelle Huppert, Udo Kier, and many other friends and guests of the festival in its 30-years of history.
We are getting ready to celebrate Message to Man’s 30th birthday and look forward to receiving your new films. Join the party!



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Saint-Petersburg, Russia



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Logo of Abuja International Film Festival
Published: 28 Jan 2020
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Abuja International Film Festival

Deadline: 30 Jun 2020

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The Abuja International Film Festival is an initiative of the NAFIFO VENTURES an organization registered under the corporate affairs commission BN LIS 001064 of 17th march 2004. The Festival is affiliated to four major international festivals; DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, DAHLEGONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL GEORGIA, ZIMBABWE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AND COMMONWEALTH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.

It’s an event that must be supported by government and the Nigerian film corporation is solidly behind the Abuja film festival and all other such events.

Mr. Afolabi Adesanya – Managing Director Nigeria Film Corporation
::: Fidelis Duker and his team have done well with this event and we are convinced it will improve
as the years go by. I must confess we are proud of the organizational abilities of this festival .

MR. Emeka Mbah – Director General Of National Film and Video Censor Board
::: I never envisaged the kind of reception I got from this festival. The festival has afforded
me a better understanding of Nigeria and Nigerians. I am happy with what I have seen so far as a first time visitor to Nigeria , I must a big thank you to the Abuja film festival team.

Denise Ward-Brown – Professor, University of St Louis Maryland USA
::: Festivals like the Abuja film festival with afford my About the Abuja International Film Festival

• The Festival is held annually and established since 2004
• The festival offers a contemporary and liberal platform for the filmmakers of the World to exhibit the excellence of the film art form.

• The aim is mainly to contribute to the understanding and appreciation of cultures of different nations. We hope to present complex human situations of this rapidly changing world in the globalised era.

• Films must present sufficient technical qualities for good public screening IN ABUJA



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ABUJA, Nigeria



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Published: 28 Jan 2020
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Festival YAQ Distribución

Deadline: 15 Nov 2020

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YAQ Distribución, one of the most important distribution companies in Spain, opens call for entries for the second edition of the festival. After the good reception obtained the first year, this time it will be celebrated during all the 2020, divided in four quarters. 



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Madrid, Spain



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Published: 27 Jan 2020
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Murchante International Short Film Festival

Deadline: 10 May 2020

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International festival of fiction short feature films



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Murchante, Spain



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Logo of AniShort International Festival Of Short Animated Films
Published: 27 Jan 2020
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AniShort International Festival Of Short Animated Films

Deadline: 20 May 2020

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International Short Animated Film Festival - ANISHORT is an international competition that serves to support the animated short films and their creators. At the same time it serves to the promotion, propagation, retrieval and watching possibilities of the best animated short films from around the world.

It should also be a place where community of creative people that producing these films meet. On the other hand, then the place for people who enjoy watching of these films and that are fans of this kind of art.

The festival will take place from 16th September 2020 in several selected cities in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia and Poland.

The top 20 short animated films will compete in this competition.

The films will be judged by ​​selected international jury. The jury is composed mostly of professionals or professions closely associated with animation - total 7 judges, each from a different country.



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Prague, Czech Republic



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Published: 27 Jan 2020
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Oniros Film Awards®

Deadline: 30 Jun 2020

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The Oniros Film Awards® is an International Monthly and Annual IMDb qualifying competition celebrating films from all around the world with awards in different categories and genres. The OFA allows filmmakers to submit their projects to get them judged by Award-winning industry professionals specialized in various fields and compete with other talented filmmakers.

Our mission is to discover high quality and ambitious films, to promote filmmakers’ works and to help them realize their dreams. The Oniros Film Awards® is all about Dreams (ὄνειρος = oneiros, Dream in Greek language) and is conceived by Dreamers for Dreamers. Dream Big, always!

(Oniros Film Awards® 2017-2020 All Rights Reserved)



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Saint-Vincent, Italy



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4th Indian World Film Festival-20

Deadline: 22 Feb 2020

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Indian World Film Festival is latest addition to Miniboxoffice film festivals family. The Miniboxoffice is an independent film festival organizing company which caters to filmmakers of more than 90 countries through its 8 film festivals round the year. Indian World Film Festival objective is to showcase best of world cinema which boost growth of industry, emerging & experienced talent.

The Indian World Film Festival marks the milestone in cinematic history of Hyderabad, India. The Hyderabad- a culturally rich & heritage city is the hub of Telugu cinema & the destination of many budding filmmakers since past century. The festival is the tribute towards contribution of the Telugu film industry in the development of cinema in India

4th Indian World Film Festival -20 will provide professional networking & film marketing opportunities to the filmmakers and also introduced them with current trends of cinema. The festival goal is to empower independent filmmakers and dedicated to become world’s finest festival which fosters the growth of independent filmmakers.

With this commitment, I invite all the filmmakers to participate in 4th edition of Indian World Film Festival -20.



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Greater Noida, India



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Published: 27 Jan 2020
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Shortfilms RENDIBÚ

Deadline: 05 Apr 2020

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La Verdad Multimedia S.A. convenes, within the Festival of Arts - RENDIBÚ, the Rendibú '18 Short Film Contest, with the purpose of stimulating and spreading the cinematographic creation, according to the following bases.



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Murcia, Spain



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