Blog: Film festivals



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Published: 31 Dec 2019
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Moscow International Film Festival

Deadline: 21 Feb 2020

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Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF) is one of the oldest world film forums (the second after the Venice Film Festival). The Moscow International Film Festival has been leading its history since 1935. Then the chairman of the jury was Sergey Eisenstein, and the film Chapaev opened the first festival. However, in subsequent years the festival was not held regularly. Therefore, the Moscow International Film Festival has officially counted down since 1959, when it was renewed and turned into a regular event - it was carried out over odd years, alternating with the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. In 1999 MIFF became an annual event.

MIFF is accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF)



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Moscow, Russia



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Published: 31 Dec 2019
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Mexico City Videodance Festival

Deadline: 09 Aug 2020

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The Mexico City Videodance Festival, in colaboration with Red Nacional de Arte, calls choreographers, filmmakers, companies and artists in general to register their works in the fifth edition of the FIVideodanza, which will take place from 10 to September 13, 2020.



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Ciudad de México, Mexico



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Published: 31 Dec 2019
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International Cine a la calle Short Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Feb 2020

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



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Barranquilla, Colombia



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Published: 31 Dec 2019
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CINEMALAB

Deadline: 09 Jan 2020

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The Cinematographic Residence CINEMALAB 2020
"Creativity Above Budget."

CinemaLab is an opportunity for the maturation of feature film projects and low-budget series, in the script, construction (work in progress) or finalized in search of promotion and distribution, so that, strengthened by the collaboration and advice of experts, they can advance and consolidate.

The first week of February 2020, in Zapatoca "The Happiest Town in the World", 12 selected projects will be incubated, within a national and international call, providing the right environment for filmmakers to focus their energies and move forward, through new and creative paths.

The laboratory will focus on the most neuralgic areas of realization, an immersion through individual, group and master classes, with renowned filmmakers.



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ZAPATOCA, Colombia



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Published: 30 Dec 2019
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Cine Circle Film Festival

Deadline: 10 Aug 2020

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The Cine Circle Filmmaking Festival focuses on providing resources and opportunities for independent filmmakers to screen their films as well as develop and bring their films to life. It combines everything from short film screenings, film pitching competitions with funding prizes, workshops, seminars and a ton of networking!

SHORT FILM SCREENINGS
Enjoy a selection of independent short films. The winner for the best short film award will win a £100 cash prize.

Come along to explore new short films, pitch your own, as well as meet and network with like-minded indie filmmakers, actors, film financiers and indie-film marketing specialists. Whether you’re on the hunt for cast and crew, new projects, or are looking to explore your financing and marketing options, this is the perfect time and place to discuss it all! The Festival will be taking place at 93 Feet East in the heart of Brick Lane. We welcome everyone to attend, whether you’re a film lover, filmmaker with heaps of experience or are completely new to the industry.

Throughout the year we hold film networking events, with speakers, short film screenings, workshops and seminars as well as pitching competitions that have been attended by thousands of indie filmmakers. This will combine it all into one massive event.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


London, United Kingdom



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Published: 30 Dec 2019
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Action On Film Megafest

Deadline: 01 Jul 2020

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The Sixteenth Annual Action On Film International Film Festival and Writer's Event/ MegaFest is truly the festival of the independent filmmaker and writer.

MegaFest is accepting submissions for feature Narrative and Documentary, short Narrative and Documentary, New Media, Music, Lyrics, Poetry, Prose, Unboxing Videos, Spoken Word, Photography and Poster Art. Shorts will play prior to a feature or in a shorts program unless other accommodations have been made. All genres are welcome. The festival programming staff will place your film in the appropriate category.We bridge the gap between the industry and the indie filmmaker with guests like Debra Kara Unger, Nick Mancuso, Harry Lennix, Eric Bana, Mark Ruffalo, John Savage and many others in attendance every season. We also feature top distributors and buyers from companieslike Nelson Maddison,Indie Rights, Multivisionnaire Distribution, Showcase Entertainment, Gorilla Picture,The China Film Group and more.

With a Sixteen year history of recognizing filmmakers at every level in some of the most gorgeous cinemas in the world, we create screenings and opportunities that no other festival offers.

Action On Film means; 'The Action a director takes to make his or her vision come true and then the re-action to that effort by the audiences who watch it. Sure, we love action films but we get just as inspired by Comedy, Drama, Animation, Documentary and Experimental Projects.

Filmmakers like Karlos Alastruey, Tracey Birdsall, Stan Harrington, Anabelle Munro and many others credit us with getting their starts. We have featured the work of hundreds of filmmakers and producers via our television programs; The AOF Channel from NBC and the currently running Del Weston's Action On Film which airs on Time Warner Cable, Champion Broadband, Peg Media and of course online.

Our 11 day event caps off with a sold out Writers' Award Show and Dinner and 4 star studded Black Tie Dinners and Award Shows which have been selling out for fifteen years straight. Got a great project? Come be a part of the show!

Please note: due to the high level of abuse and bad behavior by waived submitters in the past years, our festival will no longer offer fee waivers. Please do not ask.



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Las Vegas, United States



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Published: 30 Dec 2019
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MosFilmFest

Deadline: 31 Jul 2020

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MosFilmFest is an international film competition with an annual awards event in Moscow.

MosFilmFest is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest films from around the globe, advancing the careers of filmmakers through screenings, networking events, and various panel and forums. Categories include Narrative, Animation, Documentary, Music Video, Experimental and Student Shorts.

MosFilmFest is an avid supporter of local and international filmmakers representing cinematic productions that embody the true spirit of the art. From classic or original scripts to new cinematography and film techniques, each and every piece is the result of true emotion and expression.

We're glad you're here! We can't wait to discover the amazing films you create and the global community that you build.

All best films that were selected for the screening, will be shown on the big screen during the solemn final ceremony on September 19 - 20, 2020 in Moscow, Russia and will be able to struggle for the main prize and the title of the "Best film". As well as for the prizes in the standalone nominations.



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Moscow, Russia





 
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Published: 28 Dec 2019
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Indie International Film Festival Hong Kong

Deadline: 10 Oct 2020

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Indie International Film Festival Hong Kong accepts all forms and genres: short films, medium length films, feature films, drama, experimental, comedy, horror, slow cinema, sci fi, fantasy, animation and documentary.The appropriate entry fee must accompany each entry. This nonrefundable fee covers screening and handling costs, and will not be returned.



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Hong Kong, Hong Kong



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Logo of Fascurt, Masnou Short Film Festival
Published: 28 Dec 2019
 Does NOT have submission fees
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Fascurt, Masnou Short Film Festival

Deadline: 15 May 2020

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Short film festival


ONLY FOR FILM-MAKERS FROM SPAIN // SOLO PARA CINEASTAS ESPAÑOLES



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


EL MASNOU, Spain



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Logo of Salento International Film Festival
Published: 28 Dec 2019
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Salento International Film Festival

Deadline: 30 Apr 2020

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The Salento International Film Festival Is a celebration of films and filmmakers, promotes international independent films, in recognition of the fact that movies are the most powerful form of cultural communication and link between cultures' and peoples'.

Founded in 2004 by Luigi Campanile, the Salento International Film Festival emerged as a major cultural event and the top film festival in South Italy. Each year it introduces filmmakers worldwide to the Salento area's unique resources, while celebrating the history and future of the film industry with 5 days of world premieres, special events, seminars, feature films, short films, documentaries.

For the past few years SIFF has organized and run a world tour, taking the festival to international destinations like Zurich, London, Hong Kong, New York, Santiago del Cile, Moscow, San Petersburg, Oslo and more, presenting the “Best of the Fest” event. This gives SIFF the opportunity to showcase some of the best movies presented at the Festival to an international public, in prestigious locations such as Italian Cultural Institutes in the world and Cinema theatres, increasing the visibility and appreciation of such works which struggle to find a distribution channel.



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Tricase, Italy



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Logo of Zero Plus International festival of films for children and youth
Published: 28 Dec 2019
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Zero Plus International festival of films for children and youth

Deadline: 20 Apr 2020

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"Zero Plus" International Film Festival is aimed at:

1. promotion and popularization of high-quality films, which foster a positive, creative and formative worldview in children and young people, strengthen the common human values: family, childhood, friendship, kindness, nature, love for a profession.

2. integration of cinema and education by creating a collection of value-oriented films for carrying out educational screenings in schools and social institutions of Russia.



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Tyumen, Russia



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Logo of METRICAMENTE CORTO
Published: 27 Dec 2019
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METRICAMENTE CORTO

Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Festival dedicated to the Short Film Competition, Fiction and Animation.

Possibility of hosting the directors and Actors of the Films



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Trebaseleghe, Italy



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Logo of Monterrey International Film Festival
Published: 27 Dec 2019
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Monterrey International Film Festival

Deadline: 07 Apr 2020

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Since its foundation, the Festival has sought the promotion of film culture based on three principles:

1) That the exposure to film culture contributes to the awareness of communities and nations of the need to support their own cinematographic expressions, which are cultural and social ambassadors to the rest of the world.

2) That a showcase of new world cinema is a mirror on to which our local and national filmmaking can measure and compare itself, establishing references of form and content that fosters the reflection and the search for international competitiveness.

3) That films made in Monterrey, Mexico and throughout the world need to be exhibited. A film that is not shown does not exist. Thus it becomes primordial to provide a space for film exhibition.



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Monterrey, Mexico



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Logo of Northeast Film Festival
Published: 27 Dec 2019
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Northeast Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Jul 2020

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Now in its eighth year, the Northeast Film Festival showcases top independent films from filmmakers, as well as new talent. The diverse array of films, selected by a committee, includes features and shorts from all genres, as well as documentaries and screenplays. The festival is hosted in Teaneck New Jersey at the historic Teaneck Cinemas; with planned parties to kick off the festival in style and spirit. In addition, we offer an atmosphere for the film enthusiast to interact with filmmakers as well as filmmakers being able to interact and network with each other and industry professionals.

The festival includes after parties, to offer opportunities for interacting and networking with other filmmakers, actors, and film festival goers. In past years, Harry Lennix, Lloyd Kaufman, Danny Roebuck, Vinnie Pastore, David Harris, Robert Clohessy, Brian O'Halloran, Fatima Ptacek, Gianni Russo, Duane Whitaker, producers from NBC, among many others attended the festival's after parties (and festival)



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Teaneck, United States



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Logo of Dea Open Air International Film Festival
Published: 25 Dec 2019
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Dea Open Air International Film Festival

Deadline: 29 Feb 2020

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DEA OPEN AIR International Film Festival is a product of MultiMedia Studio "Nositi".

The Festival will take place in the Capital city of Tirana.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Tirana, Albania



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Published: 24 Dec 2019
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Филозофски Филмски Фестивал

Deadline: 31 Jan 2020

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Philosophical Film Festival / Филозофски Филмски Фестивал is a unique film festival that lives on the crossroads between philosophy and film and is held annually in R. Macedonia. On one side, the festival tries to promote the idea of film as a medium which can provoke philosophical thought and illustrate philosophical ideas. On the other, it aims to trigger aesthetical analysis’ and investigations into film language as a form sui generis and empower young filmmakers and film workers to reflect on key concepts, questions and ideas in order to translate them into the visual language of cinema. It is a pioneering festival of the kind in Macedonia and the region, and one of few in the world connecting film and philosophy.



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Skopje, Macedonia



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Published: 24 Dec 2019
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Nightmares Film Festival

Deadline: 13 Sep 2020

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One of MovieMaker magazine's "Bloody Best Genre Fests in the World."

"The Cannes of horror"
- iHorror

"One of the best-curated shorts programs on the planet"
- The Film Coterie

"Mindblowing"
- We Are Indie Horror

"Immediately in the class of the best genre festivals anywhere"
- Bloody Disgusting

"Quite possibly the best four days of film programming ever put together, EVER"
- Days of the Dead

"Among the premier horror film festivals in the country, if not the world."
- Horror Hound

"A must for genre filmmakers and fans"
- From Dusk Till Con

Cheer! Shudder! Never sleep again! Audiences and filmmakers discover their new favorite genre films at the world’s premier program of horrific, dreadful and weird movies – Nightmares Film Festival.

Nightmares Film Festival is a destination horror and genre fest conveniently held in the heart of the Midwest: easily reached, easily navigated and inclusive Columbus, Ohio. NFF sets itself apart from other genre fests by its deep year-round connection to the horror filmmaking community, which gives it the first line on the rarest, scariest, most daring and most unsettling films being created around the world.

Festival screenings are held at the world-renowned Gateway Film Center, named one of the 20 best art houses on the continent by Sundance. The film center’s dedicated team of expert projectionists – maybe the last such team in the country – oversees all presentation, to ensure every film looks and sounds its very best.

Nightmares Film Festival celebrates writers with a screenplay contest for horror feature and short scripts, overseen by a Script Pipeline grand champion and 2017 Screenwriter of the Year. Support for screenwriters includes an opt-in internal listing service before the festival, which allows all selected filmmakers the option to read finalist screenplays and meet with the writers at NFF.

NFF also rewards fandom with surprise gifts and giveaways for its most faithful screening attendees, lovingly known as The Sleepless. So don’t skip that midnight block!

World-class screening facilities. Top-notch films. Filmmakers and fans being shocked and celebrated together. Nightmare Film Festival is a prestige festival and part of advancing horror filmmaking around the world.



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Columbus, United States



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Logo of Santa Marina Film Festival
Published: 24 Dec 2019
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Santa Marina Film Festival

Deadline: 30 Jun 2020

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Santa Marina Film Festival is the annual international film festival, which aim is to show the best films from all over the World in the unique ecological, recreation, historical and cultural place of Bulgaria – Holiday Village Santa Marina.
Our inaugural festival took place on the 16th of August 2019 in Holiday Village Santa Marina, located in a few steps from the sea shore.
Watch the highlights of Santa Marina Film Festival 2019 here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x06-8qpeGs&feature=youtu.be
Santa Marina Film Festival 2020 will take place in August 2020.
Depending on the weather, we screen programs in cinema hall (indoors), and (or) at the amphitheater with the sea view outdoors.
The winner of Grand Prix of the Festival, presenting on the festival, will receive free stay in Holiday Village Santa Marina for the season 2021 (total cost of Grand-Prix approx. 1000$).



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Sozopol, Bulgaria



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Logo of APOX film festival
Published: 23 Dec 2019
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APOX film festival

Deadline: 01 May 2020

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The APOX Film Festival wants to become a film festival, which, unlike others, will be separated by the way of presentation of films, a different program and orientation on the promotion of the culture of the island of Losinj and everything else that the island offers.

Attract as many external directors as
you like, and become synonym of quality documentaries in this area. The concept itself is to promote the museum gallery spaces of the island of Lošinj and therefore contribute not only to the foreign, but also to the locals realize the values that we have and values worth looking at. Within the museums gallery area of the island of Losinj (Museum Gallery area Kula-Veli Lošinj, Fritzy Palace Museum, the Museum of Apoxyomenos) will be presented films from the domain of documentary and documentary feature films. During the premiere and opening of the festival to be opened in the Museum of Apoxyomenos, the red carpet for VIP guests of the festival will be planned, and before
the first film by the mayor and representatives of the Association will be presented the program of the Festival and all Logged on to the festival itself. All participants, viewers and representatives will receive a specially designed festival program with a maintenance schedule and a short description of each film individually. For the purpose of the better presentation of the festival, a final concert will be organized at the end of the festival and the award ceremony on the stage in Veli Lošinj. It is also aimed at giving children an option to
experience the thrill of making a film through film workshops and that the films parents, as well as viewers, have the opportunity to see on the big canvas. Also the goal is to provide additional promotion of apoxyomenos, through the promotion through the APOX Film Festival and the award in the form of the Apoxyomenos statue of the island of Lošinj. Together we can achieve this project, which can be brought into a relatively low financial construction and thus ensure further stability of this event, which is not nearby, which will certainly inspire people to orientate with new fans Possibilities of culture and familiarity with the cultural and historical heritage of the island of Lošinj.

For all participant we have option for accommodation in one of the Hotel branch of Jadranka d.d, that will give you a better price, and halfboard durring the festival. We invite all participant to contact us for the accommodation.



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Veli Losinj, Croatia



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Logo of Batumi International Film Festival
Published: 22 Dec 2019
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Batumi International Film Festival

Deadline: 10 Aug 2020

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Batumi International Film Festival will be held every year at the beginning of September in Batumi,Georgia to develop cultural exchange, popularization of cinematography, mutual understanding between nations and collaboration of filmmakers.

The organizer of Batumi International Film Festival is Batumi Art House Argani, hereinafter Directorate of Batumi International Film Festival which appoints Festival Director, planning the program for all films whether in competition or not, selects honorable guests and works out the Festival Policy.



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Batumi, Georgia



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