Blog: Film festivals



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Published: 23 Jan 2020
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Open Air Short Film Festival

Deadline: 01 Dec 2020

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Open Air Short Film Festival differs from other festivals in its program. The three main criteria for the selection of the films are laconism, exclusivity an diversity.

All the films included in the Festival’s program do not exceed 5 minutes, which is more than enough to to express the director’s idea and build up the sensual connection with the audience. The selected films can be seen only at our festival or at the other film festivals, they are not available online. The films are neither limited by the theme, nor the genre, nor the format, which is the determining factor of the diversity of the Open Air Short Film Festival program.

As the world of cinema is rushing forward faster and faster every year, Open Air Short Film Festival tries to introduce to the audience the novelties of the world of short film cinema, shedding the light on its latest and most interesting trends.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Experimental


Minsk, Belarus



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Published: 23 Jan 2020
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Madrid Human Rights Film Festival

Deadline: 01 Jun 2020

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Se configura como un festival de cine participativo y educativo donde se da voz a trabajos que tratan los Derechos Humanos, tanto en géneros de ficción, animación como documental.

Creemos que hoy es más importante que nunca que la sociedad cree puentes de debate para el acercamiento, con el único ánimo de crear humanidad y empezar a escucharnos. El Festival muestra trabajos donde tanto el contenido como la técnica son de alta calidad y han sido premiados a nivel internacional en anteriores Festivales. Previa selección de las películas por la organización del Festival, un jurado formado por expertos en el ámbito cinematográfico, así como defensores de Derechos Humanos y del ámbito educativo, serán los encargados de puntuar y entregar los premios.

Los Derechos Humanos son el garante de una sociedad sana, educada, despierta y empoderada y pertenecen a toda la sociedad como pilares fundamentales que deben sostener los cimientos donde se sustente todo lo demás. Difundir la cultura de paz, el desarrollo democrático y la humanidad sostenible son también sus objetivos. Para eso se organizan talleres, presentaciones y mesas de debate con los propios autores y autoras de las películas al público asistente así como actores, productores, críticos de cine, periodistas y defensores de Derechos Humanos locales e internacionales.

Te damos la bienvenida al Festival de Cine y Derechos Humanos de Madrid.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


Madrid, Spain



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Published: 23 Jan 2020
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MoDive-Se (LGBT Film Festival)

Deadline: 30 Apr 2020

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MoDive-Se is a short film festival and feature films in the city of Campinas, to show films with LGBT themes.
On the first edition was held in 2014, sponsored by the State Government of São Paulo.
In 2015 it was performed independently. The same will occur in 2016, but this year, in addition to film the show will expand its activities with exhibitions of theater and performance.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


Campinas, Brazil



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Published: 23 Jan 2020
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Human Rights Film Festival Barcelona

Deadline: 01 Jun 2020

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To show films that make us think, awaken our conscience, denounce injustice and reflect the social and cultural diversity of humanity. This is the objective of The Human Rights Film Festival, which will celebrate its 13th annual festival this year.

The Human Rights Film Festival, with headquarters in Barcelona and offices in Paris and New York, is the most important festival on Human Rights in Catalonia, one of Spain’s most important and widely internationally established festival.

Among the Festival in Barcelona, the simultaneous venues at Paris and New York and especially more than 20 screenings in different countries, after the Festival.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


Barcelona, Spain



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Published: 23 Jan 2020
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Paradox International Short Film Festival

Deadline: 30 Apr 2020

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Short film festival


This annual event showcases some of the best short films, music videos and movie trailers from around Globe.

It is going to be the Live Short Film Festival of all time. Come Join in and make this Event a Success.The Festival also benefits from the vibrant Indian film-making community of India.A unique short film Festival, focusing on opportunity creation for global filmmakers. For Student, In order to submit to PISFF, you must be a graduate or undergraduate student at a registered any Universities or Colleges.

Categories:
Comedy
Drama
Horror
Documentary
Music Video
Screenplay Contest (short, web series & etc screenplays of all genres accepted)

PISFF 2020 will be held on May 2020.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Mumbai, India



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Published: 23 Jan 2020
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Certamen Internacional de Cortometrajes Ciudad de La Linea

Deadline: 30 Apr 2020

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This festival is an initiative born of the Director Miguel Becerra Ortiz, with the support of the city Council, where you will be able to see projections of the selected short films.


The beginning of these projections will be from the 29th of July to the 2nd of August, leaving for the day 02 the closing and awards ceremony.


This event aims to promote film culture through the short film.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


La Linea de la Concepción, Spain



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Published: 22 Jan 2020
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Premios Claqueta Fidec 2020

Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Short film festival


The Claqueta Awards are born the year 2011 to promote the effort of New talents and students Of cinema schools around the
World, and to promote culture Cinematographic in the city of Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona).

It is a non-profit event Which has the support of Different public institutions, Social entities and sponsors Private.

The Claqueta awards, not just Project, they also perform Various events such as meetings
With artists and students, academic conferences, Debates, among others. Is an Interesting way of approaching and Connect the works to the public.

The Claqueta Awards It takes 9 years to select the Best movie pieces around The world to exhibit them in the Promoting the development of Of cinema with a clear character international.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain



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Published: 22 Jan 2020
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Festival de Cine de Girona

Deadline: 01 Apr 2020

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International Short Films and features in Girona City, Catalonia.

Girona Film Festival is an international congress of talent.

30 years of tradition, Girona Festival is an event where artists unveil their work, debated film, make market contacts ... without forgetting the festival with a variety of shows and music.

Born in 1989 on the initiative of a group of young Girona need to share their film creations. It has become a renowned event to present new talent of the moment, reaching 130 countries are participating. Keeping the essence of that first edition, "an exchange between artists from all sectors of art more diverse and versatile film."

Today can boast of having had the presence of Gregory Nava, Lupe Ontiveros, Knister, Eva Truffaut, Nunes, JA Bayona, Jaume Balagueró, Macarena Gómez, Julia Steinweg, Uma Ysamat, Maria Ripoll, Peter Welter, Mike Connor, Adam Ethan Crow, Santiago Tabernero, Ana Martinez, Roberto Leone, Fernando Cobo.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Girona, Spain



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Published: 22 Jan 2020
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Latinuy

Deadline: 30 Sep 2020

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XII LATINUY, Uruguay's International Latin Film Festival, showcases the most recent and innovative films (short and long feature films, fiction and documentaries) made in Iberoamerica. Numerous titles, directors and producers from around the world, national and international actors and actresses, and a wide schedule of activities meet annually in Punta del Este, the main Uruguayan seaside resort. LatinUy, a classic meeting point for cultural exchange between filmmakers and movie enthusiasts, awards several prizes, both for short and feature films in competition, both from the jury and the audience.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Punta del Este, Uruguay



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Published: 22 Jan 2020
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Siciliambiente Film Festival

Deadline: 30 Apr 2020

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2020 REGULATIONS

The 12th annual SiciliAmbiente Film Festival will take place in July 2020.
The aim of SiciliAmbiente Festival is to promote independent documentary cinema and to encourage creative exchange and networking among the directors.
This Festival is organized and sponsored by Demetra Produzioni SAS and CANTIERE 7 Cultural Association, with the support of the City of San Vito Lo Capo and many other sponsors who share the same principles of the Festival.
Films dealing with the following themes may participate: Environment, Anthropology, Human Rights, Biodiversity, War, Integration, Civil Rights, Sustainable Development and the Relationship between Man and the Environment.

The Festival is divided into different sections:

• Documentary Film contest (minimum rt: 31 minutes)
• Fiction Feature Film contest (minimum rt: 70 minutes)
• Short Film contest for Fiction and Documentary shorts (maximum rt: 30 minutes)
• Animated short film contest (maximum rt: 30 minutes)
• Overview of documentaries, fiction, short films and several tributes, retrospectives, seminars and panel discussions

The Selection Committee will choose based on the quality of writing and images and the general use of a creative language identifying artistic documentary cinema.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Palermo, Italy



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Logo of ARFF Barcelona // International Awards
Published: 22 Jan 2020
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ARFF Barcelona // International Awards

Deadline: 23 Jan 2020

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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. Every month, the international community evaluate the all genre creations to serve ARFF Official Laurels and invites all for 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.


See you Around!



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Barcelona, Spain



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Published: 21 Jan 2020
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Festival Internacional de Cine Arqueológico del Bidasoa

Deadline: 30 May 2020

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The Oiasso Roman Museum and the City Council of Irun organize the International Archaeological Film Festival of the Bidasoa.

The aim of the Festival is to present archaeology to the general public, through the diffusion of audio-visual material resulted from the work made by archaeologists, assuring the promotion and the spreading of these films.

The Festival is being celebrated since the year 2001 and from the year 2004 it has four prizes: the Grand Prize of the Festival, the Special Audience Prize, the Educational Values Orona Fundazioa Prize and Arkeolan Prize for Contribution to Science. Since 2006, it’s inside Fedarcine, the European network of Archaeological Film Festivals.



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Irun, Spain



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Published: 21 Jan 2020
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Cortometrajes De Lo Invisible

Deadline: 20 Jul 2020

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Only For Spanish citizens and residents in Spain



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Oviedo, Spain



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Published: 21 Jan 2020
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Saint - Petersburg International Film Festival (SPIFF)

Deadline: 30 Jun 2020

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Short film festival


Saint-Petersburg International Film Festival (SPIFF) includes:
- cash prizes, statuettes and diplomas
- the most reviewed by filmmakers film festival in Russia (the first and only Russian film festival in TOP)
- only live screenings at the best venues of the biggest northern city in the World
- overcrowded screening halls
- FREE electronic visa to visit Saint-Petersburg (more information is here https://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/spb_home_en.html)



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Saint-Petersburg, Russia



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Published: 21 Jan 2020
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FICITET - Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes Infantiles Tras El Telón

Deadline: 15 Mar 2020

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Short film festival


TRAS EL TELÓN is a project created by Asociación El Olivar, an organization with more than 25 years of experience in social matters, both in education & development and project management. Our main goal is to collaborate with solidarity causes through sociocultural activities, focused in the creation, production and representation of theatre plays for all the family. The fundraising from these performances goes to the work done at El Olivar.

In 2018 we started celebrating our FICITET with the aim of including the best audiovisual works for children in our programme, and we are repeating the experiencie in 2020: we open the call for entries for the second edition of FICITET - TRAS EL TELÓN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Madrid, Spain



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Published: 21 Jan 2020
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Festival De Cortometraje Universitario UVAQ

Deadline: 20 Apr 2020

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The main goal of the UVAQ College Short Film Festival (FCU UVAQ) is to promote culture through cinema by narrating stories, making critiques and fostering healthy competition between students of different institutions, creating reflections of the environment which we live in.



This festival has been organized by Universidad Vasco de Quiroga (UVAQ) in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico since 2007. At the beginning, only the work created by the students was projected, but it has evolved through time and for the past 5 years we have exposed the work from students from other universities like ITESM Campus Morelia, Universidad de Monterrey, Universidad International Jefferson, as well as from other civil organizations. We also have held open calls to the general public so they can submit their creations.



The projects involved are of high quality, as evidenced by the fact that some have been selected by renowned festivals, like Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), Shorts Mexico, Monterrey International Film Festival, International Film Festival of Neuquen (FECINEU) Argentina, Chicago’s Little Mexico Film Festival, Greece’s International Video Poetry Festival and others.



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Morelia, Mexico



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Published: 21 Jan 2020
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Dreux En Short, premier festival du court-métrage du pays de Dreux

Deadline: 30 Mar 2020

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Short film festival




 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Dreux, France



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Published: 21 Jan 2020
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Festival Internacional de Cine de Huesca

Deadline: 13 Feb 2020

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OSCAR!

International Festival

Short film festival


The Hollywood Academy supports Huesca International Film Festival by recognizing it as shortlisting for the Oscar Awards within Best Short Fiction Film category, also the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes it for the Goya Awards.

http://www.oscars.org/sites/default/files/88aa_shorts_festival_list.pdf



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Huesca, Spain



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Published: 21 Jan 2020
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Premio Audiovisual Sobre Bioética

Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation awards this prize to an audiovisual project, with the winning entry receiving 5000 euros to support the production of the finished work. The prize aims to promote education, discussion and analysis of bioethical issues with a social impact, through work aimed at a general audience.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Barcelona, Spain



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Published: 21 Jan 2020
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Working Title Film Festival

Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The 5th Edition of the Working Title Film Festival will be held in Vicenza (Italy) from the 29th of September to the 3rd of October 2020.

The Working Title Film Festival is promoted by the organization LIES – Laboratorio dell'inchiesta economica e sociale (“a permanent workshop for an economic and social survey”), based in Padua and which has been active in Padua and Vicenza since 2011. The venues hosting the 5th edition will be Sala Lampertico (Cinema Odeon), Exworks (Zerogloss), an artistic and creative space, and the local wine bar Bottega Faustino.

The aim of the Festival is to encourage, through cinema and audiovisual arts and expressions, a reflection on the issues related to Work, especially in the contemporary society, and on the relevant political and social context.

The Working Title Film Festival intends to read through a contemporary viewpoint the current patterns and conditions of the world of work, focusing not only on its negative perspective, on precariousness, fragmentation and reduced workers’ protection and rights, but also on its creative possibilities.
Moreover, the festival aims at giving visibility to audiovisual artworks that are not mainstream and do not belong to the official distribution network, and to the emerging cinema, thus creating a dialogue between independent filmmakers and the audience.

The Working Title Film Festival 5 will include a selection of audiovisual works in competition and Q&A, presentations and meetings.



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Vicenza, Italy



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