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Brussels Short Film Festival

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Brussels Short Film Festival is an exhibition intended for cinema lovers, both audience and professionals. The purpose is to promote and circulate short films and to generate contacts between audience, young directors and professionals.

Since 2018, the winner of the Great Prize of the International competition will be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film/ Live Action Short Film category of the Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.








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Published: 14 Sep 2022
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MEDINA FILM FESTIVAL

Deadline: 07 Jan 2023

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Short film festival

Medina Film Festival (SECIME) is one of the most consolidated events in the national film scene, identified as one of the major references for the promotion and dissemination of short films. It has managed to forge itself as a festival with its own personality, betting equally on emerging talent as well as on the most consolidated trajectories.

The festival is synonymous with commitment to the short film, placing itself at the epicenter of an audiovisual offer endorsed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Spain as one of the key festivals in the pre-selection of candidates for the Goya Awards. In addition to having since 2016 with the recognition of the AIC (Short Film Industry Association).

Its offer encompasses six competitions at both national and [...]

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Medina del Campo, Spain



 
 
 
 
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Published: 02 Sep 2022
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Cartagena International Film Festival- FICCI

Deadline: 19 Dec 2022

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The Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival is a cinematographic event socially and culturally minded and by choice, free for anyone to access. FICCI constantly reads the particular circumstances of our country and our world to produce every year a world class version of our festival, guided by the preservation of freedom and the amplification of the cultural conversation through films and academic events that are relevant, humane, subtle, sophisticated and act as a vehicle to enhance human consciousness, expand democracy and help create free, progressive and inclusive societies.

The Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival (FICCI) is the oldest and most permanent forum in the Americas for Colombian, Ibero-American and world cinema.

Being an active part of [...]

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Cartagena de Indias, Colombia



 
 
 

 
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Published: 24 Aug 2022
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FIDBA International Documentary Film Festival

Deadline: 30 Jun 2023

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In recent decades, and at one time to the emergence of new technologies that have ended up scanning most of the processes of the film, the documentary has known a notorious and systematic growth around the world. In our country, and for more than one decade, a production before linked almost exclusively to fiction has been swelling their ranks with new topics, new approaches, new geographies, new dilemmas.

It is in this context that FIDBA is proposed as the 1st. International Film Festival dedicated to this genre which films with the same fans - as long as we believe that the forms and the doings of the documentary film are different from those of the fiction - may meet and dialogue among them and with the public. If the documentary is a meeting point for the FIDBA, it is [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina



 
 
 
 
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Published: 23 Aug 2022
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European Short Film Festival of Bordeaux

Deadline: 23 Jan 2023

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DATE AND LOCATION
The 26th edition of the European Short Film Festival of Bordeaux will take place from March 16th to 17th 2023. The projection nights will take place at the UGC Ciné-Cité cinema in Bordeaux.

GOALS
The European Short Film Festival of Bordeaux aims to promote the short film format to the Région Aquitaine's audience. It facilitates the access to cinema for a large public, from all ages. It also supports the discovery of talented directors coming from all over Europe.,It’s a way for the filmmakers to be appreciated by a jury, no matter if they are mere enthusiasts or professionals.

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Talence, France



 
 
 

 
Logo of Mammoth Lakes Film Festival
Published: 22 Jul 2022
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Mammoth Lakes Film Festival

Deadline: 01 Mar 2023

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We are the U.S. west coast premier destination festival for films such as fest favorites like Damsel starring Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska, to world premiere new discoveries like Netflix favorite Abducted in Plain Sight and many more.

We are dedicated to discovering and supporting the next generation of filmmakers. There’s a reason MovieMaker magazine has named Mammoth Lakes Film Festival as one of the “Top 50 Film Festival’s Worth Your Entry Fee” for the last seven years in a row¬: We put our filmmakers first!

We focus on bringing top-level press and industry professionals to the festival to get maximum exposure for our filmmakers. Past attendees included Variety, Hollywood Reporter, The LA Times, A24, MovieMaker Magazine, and more.

The 9th annual Mammoth Lakes Film [...]

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Mammoth lakes, United States



 
 
 
 
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Published: 20 Jul 2022
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Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival

Deadline: 30 Apr 2023

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Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival is one of the most prestigious film festivals in Portugal, reaching its 31st edition in 2023.

Assuming as the main objective the promotion and diffusion of cinematographic and audio-visual works, selected according to quality criteria, Curtas Vila do Conde focus on the discovery of new films and filmmakers and also on the recognized legacy of Cinema.

Short film competitions with animations, documentaries, fiction films, experimental films, and music videos, produced in 2022 or 2023, no longer than 60 minutes (exception made, under 30 minutes duration limit, for Curtinhas – youth and children; My Generation - competitive section aimed for teenagers; Take One! – student films; and music videos), preferably with subtitles in [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Vila do Conde, Portugal



 
 
 

 
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Published: 14 Jul 2022
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Concurso Iberoamericano de Cortometrajes Versión Española – La 2 / SGAE

Deadline: 01 Jan 2023

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El programa Versión Española (TVE) y la Fundación SGAE (SGAE), convocan el XX Concurso Iberoamericano de Cortometrajes “Versión Española – La 2 / SGAE”, orientado a la difusión y fomento de los nuevos autores en el sector de la creación audiovisual.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Madrid, Spain



 
 
 
Logo of Brussels Short Film Festival
Published: 08 Jul 2022
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Brussels Short Film Festival

Deadline: 22 Jan 2023

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OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Brussels Short Film Festival is an exhibition intended for cinema lovers, both audience and professionals. The purpose is to promote and circulate short films and to generate contacts between audience, young directors and professionals.

Since 2018, the winner of the Great Prize of the International competition will be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film/ Live Action Short Film category of the Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Brussels, Belgium



 
 
 

 
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Published: 02 Jun 2022
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Festival de Málaga

Deadline: 15 Nov 2022

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1. OBJECTIVES

The objectives of Festival de Málaga are to disseminate and promote Spanish films and their general cultural sphere.
In this sense, the Festival is also a platform for Latin American film productions. Its functions include hosting an event for the different professional sectors of films in Spanish (construed as films produced in Spain and all of Latin America, including Brazil) to boost their development and promote international sales.
In compliance with these objectives, the 26th Edition of Festival de Málaga will be held from 10th to 19th March 2023.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Málaga, Spain



 
 
 
 
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Published: 12 May 2022
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Mecal Pro, 25º Festival Internacional De Cortometrajes Y Animación De Barcelona

Deadline: 15 Feb 2023

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Mecal Pro, the Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival, will celebrate its 25th edition. With more than 5,000 short films submitted annually, Mecal has become one of the most important festivals of its field in Spain. Due to its international scope and quality programming, Mecal regularly benefits from grants awarded by various Spanish public cultural institutions.

Mecal is strongly committed to promoting the exhibition and dissemination of audiovisual creations in the short format, not only with the public, but also in having creators and distributors meet through different activities. Mecal is also devoted to foster emerging talent, by holding events and awards specially aimed at young creators. In this sense, it also works as a short film dissemination [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Barcelona, Spain