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HAIFA IFF goes to the Oscars !

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The Haifa International Film Festival has been accepted into the exclusive roster of international film festivals, where the winner of the Short Film Competition is eligible to compete at the Academy Awards. From this year’s edition, the winner of the Best Israeli Independent Short Feature will be eligible to compete for the Best Short Film at the Academy Awards. The achievement is significant as the eligibility for consideration exempts the film from the Academy’s requirements of t...

Call for Entry – 20th International Animation Film Festival Baden, Switzerland

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Fantoche calls up innovative, courageous, and creative filmmakers to submit their new films now on filmfreeway.com/festival/Fantoche or fantoche.ch/submit. Fantoche is looking forward to the latest short films in any possible animation technique! Animated shorts are eligible for Fantoche’s 2022 competitions if they’ve been completed after 31 March 2020 and last no longer than 40 minutes.   Submission is free of charge and will close on 15 May 2022....

Gaia International Film Festival - Stories of Lands and Food

Gaia International Film Festival is the place to talk about food and its territories, societies and peoples, traditions and memory, culture ...
A Festival that aims to promote the territorial identities of the whole world and to enhance their cultures and typicality through the cinematic narration of food and wine traditions.
At the same time, the Festival aims to promote and enhance the talents of national and international independent cinema to allow them a fruitful exchange of experiences, direct comparison with professionals in the sector and the expansion of skills, as well as to increase the possibility of making themselves known from a wider audience.

Windrider Virtual Film Forum Invites our Film Community to watch film online!

To our film community,  During this pandemic we have gained a deeper appreciation for the life-giving services of “essential workers” in our communities. Artists provide a different kind of “essential” service. Each year, Windrider Film Forum located in Silicon Valley, California brings films and filmmakers inspire us with their story-telling and narratives that reveal solutions to even the most difficult challenges. Artists reveal our shared humanity, h...

Call For Entries Festival Film Dokumenter 2020 - Yogyakarta Documentary Film Festival

Festival Film Dokumenter (FFD) is an annual event held by Forum Film Dokumenter, a non-profit organization based in Yogyakarta, focusing on documentary film research and archiving, as well as film appreciation for educational purposes. In 2020, Festival Film Dokumenter’s Call For Entries opens for Competition Program. There are four categories open for the Competition Program. First, Feature-Length Documentary, which opens for Indonesian and foreign filmmak...

WORLD FEST FEST 2020

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    WORLD FEST FEST 2020   BANDO DI PARTECIPAZIONE / CALL FOR APPLICATIONS WORLD FEST FEST 2020 - SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 12^ Edizione / 12th edition FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DELLE FESTE / INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CELEBRATIONS     The Fest Fest and its 2020 edition called WORLD FEST FEST (Festival internazionale delle feste) are a “CASA DELFINO” onlus Foundation production. WORLD FEST FEST 2020 will take p...

DMZ International Documentary Film Festival

DMZ International Documentary Film Festival (DMZ Docs) aims to promote ‘peace, life and communication,’ the values represented by the site of DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) in Korean Peninsula, through arts in documentary form. As one of the leading international documentary film festivals in Asia, DMZ Docs introduces a wide range of documentaries from Korea and abroad and provides a platform for the filmmakers and industry professionals to meet and find better opportunities.

The 13th DMZ Docs, which will take place from September 9th to 16th, 2021 in Goyang City and Paju City, Gyeonggi, South Korea, now calls for brave and beautiful new documentaries. Please see below for the details and regulations for the 13th DMZ Docs submission.

About the Red Rock Film Festival

Red Rock Film Festival offers a serene environment for incredible film. The festival accepts entries of all genres from shorts to full-length features, and is held in Southern Utah in Cedr City (a.k.a. 'Festival City') by the majestic red mountains of Zion Canyon and Cedar Breaks. To encourage the independent spirit, Red Rock strives to find a home for all films that qualify for competition. This gives the filmmaker a chance to give their work exposure even if they may n...

Trailer Film Festival

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The Trailer Film Festival is a unique event.  Only trailers are screened and the audience is exclusively film industry.   Trailers for both completed projects and scripts are eligible.  They can be for feature length films, shorts, scripted and unscripted TV shows, books, web series or games.   Netflix, Amazon, Sony & Paramount have already agreed to attend our May 2020 event. When trailers are submitted, five judges rate and review them. Please visit ou...

ASH MORRIS : A BRITISH FILMMAKER TO WATCH

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2010 -  The world was introduced to the Crawleys and their personnel. “Downton Abbey” took viewers by storm. I’m bed-ridden. I’m fighting a letter that more often than not, carries a death sentence.  Years pass by, I travel extensively in-between treatement sessions, I co-produce a documentary, and I write a lot. I’m young but I feel a higher sense of urgency. I eventually conquered, the beast is down.  2017 -  R...

Tercer Tiempo - Festival Mundial de Cine Futbolero

El Festival de Cine Fútbolero nace como iniciativa de estudiantes y egresados(as) de las Universidades: Nacional (UN), Pedagógica (UPN) y Distrital (UD), en Bogotá; Integrantes de Barras Fútboleras (América, Millonarios FC, CI Santa Fe, A Nacional) y Escuelas de Fútbol Popular, a su vez, investigadores en áreas como Administración Deportiva, Trabajo Social, Antropología, Ciencia Política, Sociología, Educación Comunitaria, Ciencias Sociales y Educación Física.

Busca significar el Fútbol como Espacio Intercultural de la humanidad, mediante la cinematografía y el encuentro de distintos actores de este fenómeno social. Propone como ejes de trabajo: Medios Audiovisuales, Conversatorios, Práctica Deportiva, Literatura y Presentaciones Musicales.

15 Minutes of Fame

For short films produced in the United States. Must be 15 minutes or shorter in length. We accept narratives, documentaries, animation, PSAs, commercials, trailers, and web series.  For details, click here.

Central States IndieFanFilmFest

CSIFFF 2019 will be held May. 28 - 31, 2019 with 3 full days of LIVE SCREENINGS at the plush and smoke-free Jumer's Casino in Rock Island, IL. Their fantastic viewing rooms and discounted room rates make for a great intimate festival experience. Quad Cities International Airport is minutes away, or visit CHICAGO on the weekend - Chicago's O'Hare and Midway International Airports are within a few hours drive!

CSIFFF celebrates the diversity of Americans and all human beings, so in addition to our general call for submissions, we are issuing a call for films with innovative, progressive and balanced stories from and concerning women, the LGBTQ community, seniors, and those of Latin, African, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Native American descent.

CSIFFF's RED CARPET AWARDS CEREMONY on Friday is an evening long event and a night to remember - with a four-course meal, table wines, film clips, photo ops, and awards throughout. You won't want to miss it!

CSIFFF is an International Film Festival that also celebrates the creative talent and diversity of the American Central States. We are dedicated to REAL INDIE FILMMAKERS - not the big studio spinoffs calling themselves as such. Central States Indie FanFilmFest is held in Rock Island, Illinois, which along with Davenport, Bettendorf and Moline make up the Quad Cities along the Mighty Mississippi River in America's heartland.

Although FILMS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM AROUND THE WORLD, additional categories are open for submissions from the following Central States: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin.. 

We are very excited to meet you and to review your creative gem. We understand how precious each film is to its creators and will work with you and the growing Central States Film Community to cultivate your craft in the coming months and years. OUR PROMISE - to diligently endeavor to empower INDEPENDENT filmmakers and celebrate film CREATIVITY and DIVERSITY in the Central States and around the world!

Indie Short Fest announces next live screening in Burbank

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March 29 is the date for the next live screening of Indie Short Fest, held at 1817 Film Studios in Burbank, California. An evening with 6 award-winning short films and respective directors and cast & crews in interaction with the audience. Learn more about Indie Short Fest in https://indieshortfest.com. ...

Indie Short Fest

IMDb qualifier Indie Short Fest (ISF-LA) is an LA-based international film competition with monthly live screenings in Burbank, CA.

ISF-LA is looking for independent projects from all genres, particularly low or no-budget ones, as well as from all countries, especially from those traditionally underrepresented in the global film industry.

Final deadline of ISA approaching in 1 day: Last monthly qualifier for 2019 ISA Annual Awards

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Join Round 12 (the last qualifier of 2019) and get ready for the ISA major annual party in Hollywood.     This is the last chance to compete for a place at the 1st Annual Gala of Independent Shorts Awards, in Los Angeles next April, 13-14, the celebration of the best of the best after one year of monthly competitions. Two days with over 200 guests from all over the world and the screening of almost 100 award-winning short films.   The nominations will be rel...

Independent Shorts Awards

IMDb qualifier's Independent Shorts Awards (ISA) is an international film festival, with monthly live screenings in Burbank, CA, and an annual live screening and awards event in North Hollywood, CA.

Each month, the submitted projects are judged by a random team of invited experts from academia and film industry, against a high standard of merit. The monthly winners are automatically qualified to compete and be screened at ISA annual event. Some of them are invited to be screened at the monthly event.

Every submission can add numerous additional judging categories.

 

Awards & Prizes

 

All entries are promoted through our social media and website with a dedicated page. 
For this purpose, we recommend that projects must be fully entered on FilmFreeway, including downloadable poster and trailer.

All projects officially selected in each month receive the Independent Shorts Awards laurel and certificate and are rated at their IMDb pages (if applicable). Also, some selected works will be reviewed by ISA team. These reviews are published on ISA website and shared at each film IMDb page (if applicable). Some filmmakers, screenwriters and actors/actresses are invited for an interview or to provide ISA with BTS material to be published also in ISA website.

Judges score quality and creativity of entries on a performance scale and winning entries are recognized and awarded monthly at four levels:

Platinum Awards, Gold Awards, Silver Awards, and Bronze Awards. 
It can be given also Honorable Mentions.

The awards by category: 
Best Short Script 
Best Narrative Short 
Best Indie Short 
Best Student Short 
Best Animation Short 
Best Documentary Short 
Best Experimental Short 
Best Microfilm 
Best Music Video 
Best Drama Short 
Best Comedy Short 
Best Dark Comedy Short 
Best Thriller Short 
Best Parody Short 
Best Horror Short 
Best Crime Short 
Best Film Noir Short 
Best Mystery Short 
Best Fantasy Short 
Best Sci-Fi Short 
Best Western Short 
Best Children Short 
Best LGBT Short 
Best Women Short 
Best Web Series/TV Pilot 
Best Web and New Media 
Best Mobile Short 
Best Drone Short 
Best First Time Director 
Best Young Filmmaker 
Best Director (Male) 
Best Director (Female) 
Best Student Director 
Best Acting Ensemble 
Best Acting Duo 
Best Actor 
Best Actress 
Best Child/Young Actor 
Best Child/Young Actress 
Best Cinematography 
Best Editing 
Best Sound Design 
Best Original Score 
Best Original Story 
Best Special FX 
Best Visual FX 
Best Trailer/Teaser

 

Rules & Terms

 

All genres are accepted with a maximum length of 55 minutes. 
For student fees, it is mandatory the student status evidence (e.g copy of student card included in the project).

 

The films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English).

By submitting your film, you agree that: 
1. Independent Shorts Awards can use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster) for promotional purpose. 
2. Entry fees are non-refundable. 
3. You own all the rights to the film.

Independent Shorts Awards does not accept the following:

1. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations. 
2. Films which are made before 2000. 
3. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, or video resolution less than 720p HD).

Loving all the entries!

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Hey Film Makers, As our Early Deadline approaches on March 15th just wanted to say how happy we are with all the entries we are receiving thus far!  Such great storytelling and fantastic work on the screen!  Keep 'em coming and take advantage of the Early Bird discount of $35 dollars...   Frank Festival Director  www.fortyandoverfilmfestival.com  https://filmfreeway.com/FortyandOverFilmFestival ...

ShortsTV Distribution Deal - Super Short Film Winner!

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Happy Thanksgiving friends and fans of the NYC Independent Film Festival! We're here with another exciting announcement - A distribution deal with ShortsTv will also be offered to the winner of the “Best Super Short Film award! (Winner does not have to accept offer and in the result of a tie the distribution deal will be given to two winners) *Note for both short film and super short film distribution deal - The film must be TV appropriate in subject matter to qualify for the ...

ShortsTV Distribution Deal - Short Film Winner!

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We are excited to announce that we have a new prize for the 10th Annual NYC Indie Film festival! A distribution deal with ShortsTv will be offered to the winner of the “Best Short Film” Award!    Important to note: winner does not have to accept offer and in the result of a tie the distribution deal will be given to two winners.    Interested in submitting your short? Please visit: https://www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit ...

Call for Entries Now Open - deadline December 1, 2018

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  Set in the heart of Oregon wine country, the McMinnville Short Film Festival (MSFF) is a “filmmaker’s” festival. MSFF organizers cater to filmmakers from the moment a film is submitted to the moment the festival wraps up, experience why Portland, Oregon filmmaker Zach Putnam says “…the festival organizers curated a sophisticated collection of high caliber films from both local and international directors. They create a welcoming environment for all at...

The Top Shorts, Scripts, and New Media content is being celebrated at 9th Annual New Media Film Festival in Los Angeles

The Top Shorts, Scripts, and New Media content is being celebrated at 9th Annual New Media Film Festival in Los Angeles The New Media Film Festival will celebrate its 9th Annual New Medial Fil Festival. The grand festival will be held at James Bridge Theater, Los Angeles on 16th and 17th June 2018. New media films and content from 40 different countries including, USA and LA will be showcased in the festival. 110 new media films, content from 40 countries 36 world, 7 US and 24 Los Angeles premi...

14th Annual South African HORRORFEST Film Festival

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Greetings from Cape Town! Feature- & short film submissions are now open for the 2018 South African Horrorfest (This 14th edition will run over Halloween season, as each previous year)  Enter via these three respected submission services, including: Click For Festivals - www.clickforfestivals.com/south-african-horrorfest FestHome - www.festhome.com/f/2677 Film Festival Life - www.filmfestivallife.com/South-African-HORRORFEST [ All these options and submissions on...

ICELAND CALLING!

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The 2018 Northern Wave International Film Festival, takes place in a tiny fishing village in North-western Iceland at The Freezer Hostel in the town of Rif. The festival is now open for submission for all genres of International short films. For further information, please go to the festival website www.northernwavefestival.com  ...

BEYOND: The Film Festival

This June we will launch our first annual film festival, celebrating the many facets of the art of storytelling through cinema. Featuring screenplay and short film competitions that are far beyond ordinary, this four-day festival takes place right here in downtown Cary, NC.

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We’re attracting filmmakers from across the country who’ve submitted their screenplays and short films (>30 minutes) embodying some unusual incarnations of this year’s “Hometown Stories” theme. Join us for a weekend of fun and an enjoyable cinematic experience open to the community.

WHY BEYOND?

The roots of our slogan “Beyond Ordinary” originate from the Town’s moniker from the late 1700s as Bradford’s Ordinary. It represents our mission of providing a unique setting to experience affordable art house cinema. As we launch our inaugural festival this year, we invite you to participate in what we expect to be a unique cultural arts experience here in the Town of Cary.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE FILM FESTIVAL

Attendees will enjoy the best short films we can find from filmmakers far and wide, including a selection of invited feature-length films, and short film and screenplay submissions. The festival will offer a stimulating sneak-peek into the minds of filmmakers and showcase the bedrock of cinema: the screenplay. Join us for social events and other fun activities to make the festival one you won’t want to miss!

FOR FILMMAKERS AND SCREEN WRITERS

Competition Short Films must have been completed after January 1, 2016 and should not exceed 30 minutes in length, including credits. All non-English language films must have English subtitles. Films must embody this year’s theme of “Hometown Stories,” but are not limited to genre.

Screenplays must have been completed after January 1, 2016. Submissions should represent short films and should not exceed 40 pages in length, written in English. Screenplays must embody this year’s theme of “Hometown Stories,” but are not limited to genre.

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