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Newport Beach Film Festival

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Due to COVID-19 we are moving our festival to October so we may have a live event. Join us October 21 - 28, 2021 for the Newport Beach Film Festival’s (NBFF) 22nd Year. Internationally recognized as one of Southern California’s leading film events, we host eight days of 350+ film screenings, 58,000+ attendees, engaging networking opportunities, industry seminars, incredible nightly galas, private receptions, entertainment, and more!

Film, food, industry, and culture in the heart of Newport Beach. Join us for a fantastic and celebratory year!

~ 10 Reasons Why Filmmakers Choose NBFF ~

Scale: Promote your latest project at one of Southern California’s largest film events! Showcasing over 350 films to an audience of 58,000 people each year, NBFF provides a great platform to [...]








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Published: 23 Feb 2021
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Certamen Nacional de Cortometraje de L`ALFÀS DEL PI

Deadline: 15 May 2021

Call for entries

GOYA Qualifiers

Short film festival

Only for Spanish filmmakers, or for foreign filmmakers residing in Spain.

 Fiction  Fantastic  Terror



L’Alfàs del Pi , Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of Screamfest Horror Film Festival
Published: 22 Feb 2021
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Screamfest Horror Film Festival

Deadline: 24 Aug 2021

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MELIES Qualifiers

International Festival

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Feature film festival

Hello filmmakers and screenwriters,
Screamfest Film Festival supports independent filmmakers and creative writers. COVID-19 has not changed our support for you. We held our 20th edition drive-in style. We are planning on having our 21st annual festival live in October as scheduled while promoting your stories for fans and industry alike. If theatres are still closed we will do drive-in style again. Our film and screenplay competitions are open and we will continue to accept your work. Stay healthy!
Best,
Screamfest team
info@screamfestla.com

Some of the largest horror online publications have called it the "Sundance of Horror." Moviemaker Magazine's 50 Best Genre Fests in the World 2021, 25 Film Festival's Worth the Entry Fee & 13 Film Festivals to Die For and 30 Bloody Best [...]

 Fiction  Fantastic  Terror



Beverly Hills, United States



 
 
 

 
Logo of SITGES - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia
Published: 17 Feb 2021
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SITGES - Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya

Deadline: 15 Jul 2021

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OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

The SITGES - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia is a specialized, competitive fantastic genre Festival in accordance with the regulations established by the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations). The Festival has also been declared a “Qualified Festival” by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® in the United States. This means that those shorts winning the awards for “Best Short Film” in the Official Fantàstic Selection and “Best Short Film” in the Anima’t category will automatically be taken into consideration by the Hollywood Academy Awards® selection committee.

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Sitges, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of SHORTS MÉXICO  -  Mexico International Short Film Festival
Published: 16 Feb 2021
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Shorts México - Festival Internacional De Cortometrajes De México

Deadline: 31 May 2021

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International Festival

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SHORTS MÉXICO
México International Shorts Film Festival

CALL FOR ENTRIES – SUBMIT YOUR FILM TO SHORTS MÉXICO

The biggest International short film festivals in Latin America.

Mexico International Short Film Festival - SHORTS MÉXICo
call for entries begins February 15th through May 31 st,2021 at 23:59 (CST) Mexico City. We are open to receive Short Films from all over the world inviting all production genres.

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SHORTS MEXICO is an exhibition platform specializing in short films. It promotes cinema creative expressions, diverse voices, distinctive and innovative visions, bold quality films from filmmakers from all over the world. SHORTS MEXICO has become the biggest International short film festival in Latin America.

At SHORTS MEXICO we encourage the growth and [...]

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CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, Mexico



 
 
 

 
Logo of FILMETS Badalona Film Festival
Published: 09 Feb 2021
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FILMETS Badalona Film Festival

Deadline: 31 May 2021

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The first edition of the old Festival, held biennially, was held in Badalona in 1969. The Amateur Film Section of the Museum of Badalona organised that international festival under the name Badalona Amateur Film World Event and also held other competitions such as Imágenes (for members of the organisation), the National Filmed Song Festival (covering Spain) and the Religious and Human Values Film Event (covering Spain). The organisation maintained cooperation with the main amateur film festivals in Catalonia, such as those held in Barcelona (Union of Amateur Film-makers, the Catalan Ramblers’ Centre and the Photographic Group) and others from Figueres, Terrassa, Valls, Mataró and Manresa, among others.

These festivals showed films in 8 mm, super 8, single 8 and 16 mm, [...]

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Badalona, Spain



 
 
 
 
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Published: 03 Feb 2021
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Message To Man

Deadline: 31 May 2021

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FIAPF Qualifiers

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The 2020 edition of "Message to Man" was likely not to happen, but finally, it did.

With all necessary precautions, thousands of viewers could watch the newest films from the competition and out-of-competition programs shown in Saint Petersburg. Unexpectedly, the online mode didn't mitigate the topicality of presentations and discussions. Master-classes by Viktor Kossakovsky, Lauren Greenfield, and Anders Østergaard evoked great interest both offline and online and allowed us to practice new forms of communication especially relevant for the post-pandemic era.

Jury consisting of many iconoclastic filmmakers of today (such as Anders Østergaard from Denmark, Adilkhan Erzhanov from Kazakhstan, Ilya Khrzhanovsky from Russia) made an unexpected and somewhat paradoxical choice, [...]

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Saint-Petersburg, Russia



 
 
 

 
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Published: 02 Feb 2021
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Bengaluru International Short Film Festival

Deadline: 16 May 2021

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OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

You’ve chosen to film. Chosen to put together a visual piece of art if we may say so. Today when anyone with a camera can, in theory, make a film... how will you make your short film stand out? What you intend to do with your film is what the Bengaluru International Short Film Festival is all about. We will be what you create. 

After the tremendous success that was BISFF 2020, we are all set to host the 11th edition. Just as every year, this is an attempt to understand the medium a little better and go a little further in inventing new forms of storytelling as filmmakers.

The festival showcases shorts from across the world, creating a physical space for a great audience experience and bringing together a keen audience for the filmmakers. BISFF also exhibits works by past [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Bangalore, India



 
 
 
 
Logo of Molins Horror Film Festival
Published: 02 Feb 2021
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Festival de Cine de Terror de Molins de Rei

Deadline: 15 Aug 2021

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MELIES Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

Molins Film Festival was established in 1973 in Molins de Rei (Barcelona). In October-November 2021 we will hold the 40th edition.

Known as TerrorMolins, the Festival consists of a competitive Feature Films Official Sections, Short Films Official Section, Retrospectives, Documentaries, Live shows, Workshops, Networking/Pitching, projections for high-schools, projections for children... and one of the oldest horror movies marathon in the world, our 12 Hours Horror Movies Marathon (1973) ...

MHFF - Molins Horror Film Festival is one of the oldest festivals dedicated solely to horror in Spain and in Europe. The Festival is a member of the Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF).

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Molins de Rei, Spain



 
 
 

 
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Published: 02 Feb 2021
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Festival européen du film fantastique de Strasbourg

Deadline: 15 Jun 2021

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The Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival is organised by Les Films du Spectre, a non-profit making association dedicated to genre cinema, which includes fantasy, horror, science-fiction and thrillers.

In addition to the Festival’s international prizes, as a member of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation, it also awards the Silver Méliès for the best European fantastic film.


 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Strasbourg, France



 
 
 
 
Logo of ShortsTV Worldwide Film Festival
Published: 30 Jan 2021
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Does NOT have submission fees
Short films



ShortsTV Worldwide Film Festival

Deadline: 31 Mar 2021

Call for entries

HIGHLIGHTED

International Festival

Short film festival

ShortsTV, the first and only global channel and network dedicated to short films and exclusive presenter of Oscar® Nominated Shorts theatrical releases, has launched and is accepting short films for the 2021 ShortsTV Worldwide Film Festival. ShortsTV remains steadfast in its advocacy for short-form filmmakers and emerging talent. The festival gives short filmmakers, throughout the United States, Europe, India and Latin America, the opportunity to submit their short films and the chance to be broadcasted globally on television in over 100 million homes through the ShortsTV channels. For more information on ShortsTV, please visit www.shorts.tv.

Good Luck! ¡Buena suerte! शुभ लाभ! Bonne chance! Succes! Καλή τύχη!

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Los Angeles, United States