Blog: Film festivals



Logo of ARFF Barcelona // International Awards
Published: 26 Mar 2020
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Short films
Feature films

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ARFF Barcelona // International Awards

Deadline: 03 Jan 2021

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International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival


Around International Film Festival ✈ Barcelona ✈ Paris ✈ Amsterdam ✈ Berlin.
Annual Independent film festival with 4 live events for all Feature, Shorts, Documentary, Experimental, Commercial, Music Video, Animations, Student Films, TV, Series, and New Media. The international community evaluates the all-genre creations to serve ARFF Official Laurels and invites all to participate on Yearly International Events in 4 Destinations. ARFF Barcelona, Paris and Amsterdam participants will be certificated during the annual events by screening in the trailer showcase to be awarded at Berlin Award Ceremony. Thus, all the ARFF Finalists will be mentioned multiple times to have the best out of the entire festival run during the whole year altogether. Submit today to participate in all 4 events, regarding the unique system of ARFF International. Submissions made via Festhome are getting evaluated and selected, directly for the yearly events. Monthly selection is available on other associated platforms.


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Barcelona, Spain



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Photo of ARFF Barcelona // International Awards
Photo of ARFF Barcelona // International Awards
Photo of ARFF Barcelona // International Awards


 
Logo of Kolhapur National Short Film Festival
Published: 26 Mar 2020
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Short films

Kolhapur National Short Film Festival

Deadline: 22 Jun 2020

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Short film festival


Kolhapur National Short Film Festival is a mission is to engage and inspire the community by screening films without discrimination, creating new films, teaching the art of filmmaking, and networking with fellow filmmakers.

We provide an International platform that showcases all kinds of work from filmmakers, visual artists and musicians while providing educational opportunities during the festival.

The Kolhapur National Short Film Festival (KNSFF) is for filmmakers and film lovers alike to be entertained, educated and inspired. KNSFF celebrates independent film and recognizes and pays tribute to accomplished artists on both sides of the camera in the international, national and regional film community. We provide filmmakers, producers, directors, writers and actors an environment to collaborate, present their work, and interact with each other and with film audiences. Our priorities are to showcase the most challenging and topically relevant documentaries each year and provide a platform for Others filmmakers.



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Kolhapur, India



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Logo of III TRANSFORMA - FESTIVAL DE CINEMA DA DIVERSIDADE DE SANTA CATARINA
Published: 26 Mar 2020
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films

III TRANSFORMA - FESTIVAL DE CINEMA DA DIVERSIDADE DE SANTA CATARINA

Deadline: 05 Apr 2020

Call for entries!

Short film festival




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Florianópolis, Brazil



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Photo of III Transforma - Festival De Cinema Da Diversidade De Santa Catarina
Photo of III Transforma - Festival De Cinema Da Diversidade De Santa Catarina
Photo of III Transforma - Festival De Cinema Da Diversidade De Santa Catarina


 
Logo of The JachtFilm Maritime Film Festival
Published: 26 Mar 2020
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films
Feature films

The JachtFilm Maritime Film Festival

Deadline: 31 Jul 2020

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International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival


The JachtFilm Maritime Film Festival continues a long standing tradition from the 1980s. Between 1982 and 1990 the city of Katowice in southern Poland hosted a series of film screenings with national and international maritime and yachting films.

After a long break, caused by political and economical turmoil in Poland and Eastern Europe, the festival was revived. In 2011 Warsaws Kino Wisła was the place to be for all film-loving sailors and mariners – that’s where the current Maritime Film Festival was born.

During the two days of the 2011 edition, over a dozen films and documentaries about Polish and international sailing were screened. Most footage came from the archives of the Polish national television and private directors and producers.

As if those gems were not enough, the audience was able to enjoy stories from our esteemed hosts – captain Janusz Zbierajewski and journalist Andrzej Radomiński.
Their extensive knowledge and seemingly endless humor created a unique atmosphere, enchanting and entertaining the audience.

The following editions brought more big “chunks” of Polish and international maritime cinema to Warsaw. Our audience appreciates the efforts to bring true and exceptional sailing stories to the big screen. We try to screen films not only documenting voyages but also telling a story.

We proud ourselves on the loyalty of our audience. It consists mainly of sailors and sailing enthusiasts, many of which also have interesting sailing stories to tell. Some of them are active sport sailors, but most are recreational mariners.

Our goal was to prepare a balanced mix to suit all our visitors. Sailing has many faces, all of which are worth documenting, especially if there is a captivating human story to tell though sometimes the story of a vessel can be equally breathtaking.
We are also happy to welcome many special guests at each edition, many of which are the protagonists of the shown films.

Since 2013 there has been a very popular addition to the festival – we’re screening submitted short films about sailing and the sea under the motto “Reel me in”.

On December 2020 in Warsaw will host the 9th Maritime Film Festival.

The JachtFilm Maritime Film Festival takes place under the auspice of the Polish Yachting Association.

https://youtu.be/Rt-xoB_dI0I



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Warsaw, Poland



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Photo of The JachtFilm Maritime Film Festival


 
Logo of Markhor International Children’s Film Festival (MICFF)
Published: 26 Mar 2020
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Short films
Feature films

Promotional card of Markhor International Children’s Film Festival (MICFF)

Markhor International Children’s Film Festival (MICFF)

Deadline: 29 May 2020

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival


Markhor International Children’s Film Festival (MICFF) is an annual film festival held all across Pakistan. MICFF showcases diverse and imaginative films from around the world to educate, enrich and inspire children. Supporting our vision of putting learning through films at the heart of children and young people lives, MICFF will be one of the largest International Children’s Film Festival expected to reach more than 20,000 children and young people in its first season between the months of October and November 2020 dedicated to children ages 3 to 16 years.

Markhor International Children’s Film Festival prioritizes to create a cinematic extravaganza that celebrates the finest and the brightest in international films for children that includes but are not limited to feature films, short films, documentary films, films made by children and young people.

We strongly believe that the films children engage in provide them with imaginative spaces in which they create, play and perform familiar and unfamiliar, fantasy and everyday narratives and this narrative play is closely connected to identity, literacy and textual practices. We live in a world that is surrounded by audio-visual content. Watching some of the brightest and imaginative films enable children to learn basic literacy today. MICFF aims to expose children to films in order for them to learn about different cultures, languages, challenges and their solutions. This festival provides children with a joyous and dynamic setting that inspires younger generations at a grass-root level to participate as agents of change at national and global platforms.



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Lahore, Pakistan



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Photo of Markhor International Children’s Film Festival (MICFF)
Photo of Markhor International Children’s Film Festival (MICFF)
Photo of Markhor International Children’s Film Festival (MICFF)


 
Logo of Asiana International Short Film Festival
Published: 26 Mar 2020
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films

Promotional card of Asiana International Short Film Festival

Asiana International Short Film Festival

Deadline: 30 Jun 2020

Call for entries!

HIGHLIGHTED!

International Festival

Short film festival


The 18th Asiana International Short Film Festival (AISFF2020) is presented by the AISFF Executive Committee.



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Jongno-gu, South Korea



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Photo of 아시아나국제단편영화제 ( Asiana International Short Film Festival)
Photo of 아시아나국제단편영화제 ( Asiana International Short Film Festival)
Photo of 아시아나국제단편영화제 ( Asiana International Short Film Festival)


 
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Published: 25 Mar 2020
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Short films

Vegas Cinefest International Film Festival

Deadline: 10 Aug 2020

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival


The Vegas CineFest and Awards is an International Film Festival founded in 2008.

We felt there was a lack of effective contests and awards being offered for short and indie projects that could advance the careers of new writers and filmmakers.

We began discussing the idea of launching such a festival and were soon joined by industry veterans whose contributions made the concept a reality and The International Vegas Cine Fest Awards was born. Vegas Cine Fest is an IMDB Qualifying Festival.

A non profit organization, it is one of the few film festival contests providing writers and filmmakers with the assistance needed to produce and expose their projects and then continue on to other major film festivals around the world.

By becoming a part of the International Vegas Cine Fest Awards you will be joining a growing number of professionals in the entertainment industry who are recognized for supporting other artists and have the excitement of participating in a Film Festival that is destined to become a springboard for many of tomorrow’s top filmmakers.

Philip Marcus
Maria Marcus

Founders, International Vegas Cine Fest

VEGAS CINEFEST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Member – IFFS International Film Festival Summit Alumni

Member – IMDB Qualifying Festival

Member – Film Office Nevada Film Office

Member – WIF LA Women in Film Los Angeles



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Las Vegas, United States



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Photo of Vegas Cinefest International Film Festival
Photo of Vegas Cinefest International Film Festival
Photo of Vegas Cinefest International Film Festival


 
Logo of Rabat-Comedy International Film Festival
Published: 25 Mar 2020
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Short films
Feature films

Rabat-Comedy International Film Festival

Deadline: 10 Sep 2020

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International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival


The Rabat-Comedy International Film Festival is the first film festival in Africa and in the Arab world exclusively dedicated to the comedy genre. In this regard, we are looking for unique feature and short comedy films from around the world. In addition to the official selection, out-of- competition screenings will be also organized as well as meetings with film directors, professional training sessions and conferences related to comedy in cinema.

The edition for 2020, will be organized between the 12th and 19th of December in the famous Bba Hnini Hall, in the beautiful city of Rabat, capital of the Kingdom of Morocco.

(En français)

Le Festival International du Film Rabat-Comedy est le premier festival de cinéma en Afrique et dans le monde Arabe exclusivement dédié au genre comédie . Dans ce sens, nous sommes à la recherche de films de comédie uniques, provenant du monde entier. En marge des projections de la sélection officielle, nous organiserons aussi des projections de film hors-compétition ainsi que des rencontres avec les réalisateurs , des formations professionnelles et des conférences qui traitent du cinéma de comédie.
L’édition pour l’année 2020, sera organisée entre le 12 et 19 décembre dans l’illustre salle Bba Hnini de la merveilleuse ville de Rabat, capitale du royaume du Maroc.



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Rabat, Morocco



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Logo of ccALM Creative Commons (certamen Iberoamericano De Cortometrajes Ccalm 2020)
Published: 25 Mar 2020
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films

ccALM Creative Commons (certamen Iberoamericano De Cortometrajes Ccalm 2020)

Deadline: 14 Apr 2020

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival


In order to make visible the free, Creative Commons and general licenses to promote access to knowledge and free culture in the province of Almería, we open the registration period to participate in the 6th ccALM that will be held from May 14 to 17, 2020 The deadline for registration of works ends on April 14, 2020. ccALM will have an official section. Among the works presented, the most outstanding will be awarded. The prize consists of mention, trophy and laurel. More information at: http://ccalm.es/



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Almería, Spain



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Photo of Ccalm Creative Commons (certamen Iberoamericano De Cortometrajes Ccalm 2020)
Photo of Ccalm Creative Commons (certamen Iberoamericano De Cortometrajes Ccalm 2020)
Photo of Ccalm Creative Commons (certamen Iberoamericano De Cortometrajes Ccalm 2020)


 
Logo of Santa Cruz Film Festival
Published: 25 Mar 2020
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Short films
Feature films

Santa Cruz Film Festival

Deadline: 05 Jun 2020

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International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival


The Santa Cruz Film Festival supports and promotes film arts for the local community and for filmmakers and their audiences world-wide. Through the production of an annual film festival and year round events and educational activities, the Santa Cruz Film Festival engages the entire community in the appreciation of the film arts, and is becoming a national leader in the film festival industry for communities of our size.

Now in its 18th year, the Santa Cruz Film Festival celebrates innovative and original filmmaking in and for the Greater Monterey Bay community. Since 2002, SCFF has screened over 1600 independent films and videos including scores of quality, locally produced works to tens of thousands of enthusiastic and dedicated film lovers.

The Santa Cruz Film Festival celebrates the diverse art of talented filmmakers. SCFF presents artists who create films and videos in all genres from around the world in one of the most thought-provoking, entertaining, fun-filled regional film festivals in the country.

The Festival has been proud to not only showcase new creative talents, but also to provide an interactive experience where filmmakers, musicians, performers, artists and the community can come together to share their art and ideas and to have an enlightening and fun time.



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Santa Cruz, United States



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Logo of Geelong International Film Festival
Published: 25 Mar 2020
 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films

Geelong International Film Festival

Deadline: 29 Apr 2020

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival


GIFF: Geelong International Film Festival is a short, long short and feature film competition festival staged at Village Cinemas Geelong between 17-21 July, 2020. Its aim is to provide quality films to our festival audience with attention to live action and animated works which hold a particular attention to the craft of performance, cinematography, sound and score, and editing.

We are seeking shorts, long shorts and features in documentary, animation, live action and narrative films under 25 minutes each, long short between 25 - 59 mins and feature films between 60 -120 mins each but there are no restrictions on when or where the film was made as long as the film itself can be classified into a general audience rating.

For more information, please read the rules and regulations of the festival or visit the festival's website. The festival is an initiative of Honey Arts International.

If you have an interesting live action or animated film, we warmly welcome you to submit to our short film section of our festival. With many best wishes - the GIFF Committee.



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Geelong, Australia



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Logo of Canvas International Short Fest
Published: 25 Mar 2020
 Has submission fees
Short films

Canvas International Short Fest

Deadline: 15 Jun 2020

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival


We are an Independent film festival with live screenings, that happens yearly in different cities in Maharashtra, India. Welcome to Canvas International Short Fest. We are facilitating our second Annual Festival in 2020. Our mission is intended to help make a stage for our producers to be seen, yet more significantly, get them the business presentation to help support their specialty for a long time to come. The CANISF is amazingly energized for its grandstand season and plans on getting extraordinary compared to other film festivals in Pune. Each movie producer who submits is naturally qualified for our Production Budget prize.

CANISF endeavors to give spaces to autonomous movie producers to make and show their accounts without business pressure, so as to find and celebrate unprecedented movies and create free filmmaking. Our Jury group is searching for potential movies and producers for scheduled meetings with officials from the film and media business. CANISF will have screening occasions at the Mumbai with post-screening Q&A with executives, makers and entertainers and the open door for them to coordinate with industry experts at our networking occasions and workshops.



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Pune, India



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Logo of Vila-seca Short Film Festival
Published: 25 Mar 2020
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films

Vila-seca Short Film Festival

Deadline: 30 Jun 2020

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International Festival

Short film festival


The FICVI -Vila-seca International Short Film Festival- will be held in Vila-seca the 17th to the 25th of october, 2020.

The topic and genre of the productions are free.

The categories are:

SHORT FILMS
ANIMATED SHORT FILMS



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VILA-SECA, Spain



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Logo of SIEGER SHORT FILM INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
Published: 25 Mar 2020
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Short films

SIEGER SHORT FILM INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Deadline: 31 Jan 2021

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival


International Short Film Festival of screenings, events, and awards for short filmmakers around the world, held in the city of Chennai. We are looking for filmmakers who are driving the short film forward through inspirational and innovative works.

This festival is dedicated to Short Films in all genres and a Documentary movie with a running time of up to 40 minutes. We’re keen to showcase what you as new filmmakers are doing whether it’s your first creative work or you’re on your way to becoming established.

Sieger Group, a leading Training and Event Management Group conducting an international Short Film and Documentary Festival, scheduled to be held on 27 and 28 February 2021 in Chennai.

The main objective is to provide an opportunity for independent filmmakers to have their best work selected and showcased in a celebration of cinema, as well as to give them a platform to network amongst fellow professionals and industry experts. This film festival is organized by Sieger Group, to know more about Sieger Group please visit https://www.siegergroups.com/ and Festival Page: http://filmfestival.siegergroups.com/



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Chennai, India



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Logo of Falcon International Film Festival
Published: 25 Mar 2020
 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films

Falcon International Film Festival

Deadline: 31 Dec 2020

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival


Falcon International Film Festival is changing the way that people think of short films. We are looking for the very best short films that are entertaining and tell a story. The sort of short films that people want to watch. That makes them laugh. Or cry. That shock and surprise.

OFFICIAL IMDB QUALIFYING AWARD

Monthly and Annual Festival

Monthly Winners will be published on our website on 11th of the Month

The new season is now open!! Send your movie and win our trophy.

The annual event in London with workshops, meetings and prizes night.

* Trophy or special wax sealed certificate

* Press release sent to the winners

* The monthly winners will be shared on our website social

* The annual winners will be shared with the official press release

All the monthly winners will receive a press release to share with local media.

We will send, while the year, tips and news to our participants to help them to share their movies.

At the annual event, we offer you workshop and a nice place to meet other producers, directors, and actors!!
The monthly winner like "Best of the month" will receive our prestigious trophy.

NOTE: you can choose one monthly category like "best feature film" or "best short" or directly the annual category "ANNUAL FESTIVAL" and participate in the annual festival directly if your movie is selected.
Notification for monthly edition: every 11th next month. All the winners as best of the month will participate in the annual festival.

Every month we select movies. Notification date is 7th next month. If you don't want your movie is live screening, please contact us. Only selected movies will be screened in live.

The Fifflondon is a monthly festival with yearly live screening in London that awards the best movies from every corner of the planet.

Unlike some other festivals of this kind, we take the award giving very seriously and only do so after a very careful evaluation; also, we provide a clear motivation for our choice.

We strongly believe that every movie is the result of hard work and, as such, they deserve our jury’s full attention during the evaluation and the best works deserve our acknowledgement and appreciation.
The selected movies, as well as the winners, will receive a golden laurel wreath, which can be used in advertising material.

As a part of this festival occurs every month, there are more chances to hang the golden laurel on your favourite movies!

In the end of the year, the winner's movies are invited to our annual live screening event on 25th February 2021. The live screening location for 2021 will be in London!!

We show their movies and we announce the winners of the annual contest.

Will be an amazing event and a good opportunity to take pictures and interviews with our trophy in your hands.
There will be a photographer to take pictures of the director and cast. Each winner will be interviewed and the interview will be shared on our Vimeo Channel and social media

Furthermore, every month we select the movies which can run for secondary awards: only one movie will be awarded as “best movie”, whereas the others will be able to win in subcategories – that is, if they deserve it.

At the end of the year, all the movies that had won a category will take part in the annual event and could be crowned best movie of the year and win the prestigious trophy!
We prefer receiving also the movie trailer so that we can share it on our website together with the poster, but that is not a participation requirement.
The winners of the monthly edition will automatically enter the annual competition, free of charge.
How it works


1) Every month there is a selection of the movies that will take part in the annual event. Along with the main categories (such as feature film, short film, documentary…), there will be subcategories; it is required to be entered in one of the main categories to be able to win one of the subcategories.

2) At the end of the month, we will choose the winners for each category and the general winner.


3) In December we will open the annual contest to all the movies, which will be enlisted as well as the monthly winners. The annual prizes for each category will be awarded.


4) Only one movie will be awarded Best Movie of the year and will feature the home page of our website for 12 months.

OUR LIVE SCREENING

An event where you are the starring! A day in prestigious location (in downtown London) with a live screening of the best movie of the year! One occasion to take a picture with our prestigious trophy and to meet others filmmakers. One month before the date we will contact you with the exact program.

We want to create an event where the director can meet other director or producers and new actors.

Awards & Prizes
1. Every month: we give the prize “Best of the month”. The monthly winners will receive our certificate via email (PDF format). Is it possible to have the original with wax seal paying £35 (to ship worldwide). Check our website to have much info about the certificate. www.fifflondon.org.

2. Every month: we award in different genres and categories

3. Annual festival: we award prize like “best of the year” and prizes for each category (of the year). The annual winners (of the main categories) can receive the trophy. If a winner (main category) don’t attend the event can receive the trophy paying the shipping cost; the annual winners of the additional categories who don’t attend the event will receive the wax sealed certificate only; however, they can buy the trophy.

4) You can participate in the monthly edition or directly in the annual. If you win the monthly you will be entered into the annual edition in the same category you have won.

Eligibility for Annual Awards: the monthly winners are finalist will be entered into the annual contest.
ATTENTION:

All submissions in personal categories (like “best actor” or “best director”) need the name of the person you are registering to the category. You can send us with the cover letter.

The number of awards given every month varies on the basis of the submission we received. We give one trophy for free every month (to the "Best of the month").

In the annual event in London we award with our trophy the main categories.

Winning films are announced on our website and our social media page. Each winner will receive email with the certificate.



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London, United Kingdom



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Logo of 北京国际短片联展 Beijing International Short Film Festival
Published: 25 Mar 2020
 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films

北京国际短片联展 Beijing International Short Film Festival

Deadline: 16 Oct 2020

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival


1. The Festival
The Beijing International Short Film Festival (BISFF) is a beloved short film festival in China. During ten festival days, hundreds of filmmakers and artists present their work to a large audience. The festival is a hub where our visionary team organises and stimulates film-related activities to accompany a quality program—robust, eclectic, adventurous—and where emerging talent meets prestigious guests. This is what makes BISFF unique: every year it attracts distinct personalities from the field, who rediscover the magic of cinema at the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic cities.

BISFF 2020 will be held in Beijing at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art and other venues from December 4 to 14, 2020.

For more information about BISFF, please visit www.bisff.co.

* At BISFF, we represent the strength and impact of short films, filmmakers and film-related art, contributing to a culture built on foundations of mutual respect and dignity. BISFF aspires to create an environment where everyone has the freedom to express him or herself, without fear of harassment, intimidation, discrimination, sexism, or other disrespectful behaviors.

2. Vision
BISFF embraces short films, a vibrant film category that deserves more attention both from the industry and the audience in China.

We believe in the power of short films to encourage meaningful conversations and infuse positive social change. We welcome and motivate both emerging talents and established filmmakers from all backgrounds in their artistic endeavors. We collectively strive to expand the creative space for film citizenship and celebrate the diverse forms of cinema. We accept challenges head-on. We are BISFF!

3. Mission
We aim to provide a showcase for various genres of short films around the world every year and promote independent filmmaking of artistic merits, acknowledging and appreciating new perspectives and expressions, creating a space for inspiration to spark, a platform that stimulates cross-border conversations with contemporary art and technology worlds. Our programming tackles issues of contemporary social and aesthetic relevance, representing the strength and impact of independent cinema.



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Beijing, China



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Logo of Firenze FilmCorti Festival
Published: 25 Mar 2020
 Has submission fees
Short films

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Firenze FilmCorti Festival

Deadline: 10 Feb 2021

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival


Competition notice
The Association Rive Gauche – Festival, Florence, Italy, is pleased to announce the entries have been opened for the session of 7th Firenze FilmCorti Festival. Festival will held from May 04th to May 08th, 2020, for the following sections:
Short film in competition
Directorial Debuts
Cartoons and film for young audience
Innovative & experimental film.
Venue: Murate Art District
Piazza Le Murate
Florence, Tuscany 50122
Italy
Last and definitive deadline will be on February 10.



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Firenze, Italy



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Published: 24 Mar 2020
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Short films

Medium Length Film Fest Lisbon

Deadline: 30 Jun 2021

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival


Finding the voice of a film, its tone, pace and path can be the hardest task a filmmaker undertakes. Some painful choices have to be made in all its creative phases.

It is a known fact that medium length films - films with a 30 to 60 minutes duration - usually struggle for visibility. They dont seem to fit the short film festival format nor the feature film valuable screening slots. For unconventional format films an unconventional minded festival.

Medium length cinema is a creative filmic space by its own right and one that we want to celebrate and explore. It's much more than a mere formal element. It can transcend a pre-built set of expectations about pace and structure and renew the spectators sense of excitement and discovery.

We meet in Lisbon, July 2021.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Lisbon, Portugal



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Photo of Medium Length Film Fest Lisbon
Photo of Medium Length Film Fest Lisbon


 
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Published: 24 Mar 2020
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Short films
Feature films

International Biennal Dona i Cinema - Mujer y Cine - Woman & Film

Deadline: 17 May 2020

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival


Dona i Cinema aims to generate a live space of artistic and social creation and investigation. A space led by women, which divulgates their works and productions, promoting equal opportunities in Performing Arts and fostering the end of discriminative practices towards women.

For this reason since 2011 we run the International Biennal Dona i Cinema – Mujer y Cine – Woman & Film, a week dedicated to cinema made by and for women, with the exhibition of a selection of features, shorts, documentaries, animation and video art. All made by women.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Valencia, Spain



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Photo of Bienal Internacional Dona i Cinema - Mujer y Cine - Woman & Film
Photo of Bienal Internacional Dona i Cinema - Mujer y Cine - Woman & Film
Photo of Bienal Internacional Dona i Cinema - Mujer y Cine - Woman & Film


 
Logo of Festival Internacional de Cinema de Arquivo, Memória e Etnografia
Published: 24 Mar 2020
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Short films
Feature films

Festival Internacional de Cinema de Arquivo, Memória e Etnografia

Deadline: 09 Jun 2020

Call for entries!

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival


FAMILY FILM PROJECT is a film festival which takes place every year in Porto, Portugal, with fast increase in visibility and internationalization since its first edition in 2012.

In addition to the mandatory Portuguese presence, the festival has been receiving films from around the world: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Spain, Holland, Indonesia, Italy, Israel, Iran, Lebanon, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Taiwan, Venezuela, among many other nationalities.

The sessions of competitive programming traditionally split into three thematic areas: Lives and Places (focusing on the voyeuristic, biographical or documentary recording of habitats and quotidian), Connections (focused on interpersonal and community dynamics) and Memory and Archive (dedicated to creative views from testimony and found footage). There is also a competitive session devoted to fiction and animation.

The festival program always holds a prominent space for directors and guest artists of international renown, such as Jonas Mekas (2012), Péter Forgács (2013), Alina Marazzi (2015), João Canijo (2016), Regina Guimarães (2017), Bill Nichols (2018) and Paula Rabinowitz (2018), Daniel Blaufuks (2018), Jaimie Baron (2019), Cláudia Varejão (2019), among others.

With several lines of action, the festival also organizes various parallel cultural events in addition to the competitive sessions: art exhibitions (which may extend beyond the festival date), movies, concerts, installations, performances at various locations of the city, master classes, conferences and launches of books focused on ethnographic and anthropological dimension.

The festival has expanded through the city in locations like the Rivoli Theatre, Passos Manuel, Coliseu, auditorium Almeida Garrett or the theater Carlos Alberto, but also art galleries, city streets and emblematic bars. Thus, the festival also helps to increase, in its most particular way, the cultural dimension of the city and the touristic appeal associated with it.

With its usual competitive sessions, masterclasses, performance events and video installations, the festival is once again placed on the conceptual boundaries of cinema and its dialogue with other arts and areas of thought.

As in previous years, the festival is organized into three thematic zones: Lives and Places (focusing on voyeuristic, biographical or documentary recording of habitats and everyday life), Memory and Archive (dedicated to creative approaches from testimonies and found footage) and Connections (focused on interpersonal and community dynamics). There is also a space dedicated to the genres of fiction and animation, with a competitive selection that will have a particularly strong Portuguese representation this year. Besides the national films, the festival receives in its competitive program a selection of almost two dozen films of different nationalities, from short to feature film, from documentary to experimental genre, always in a register that extends from the intimate plasticity of “home movies” to the ethnographic landscape.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Porto, Portugal



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Photo of Family Film Project
Photo of Family Film Project
Photo of Family Film Project