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IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival

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IN THE PALACE is an established international festival dedicated to short films, new media and digital arts up to 27 minutes in length.

The main purpose of the Festival is to present and promote the contemporary short film art form from Bulgaria, Europe, and the rest of the world. IN THE PALACE is an Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe (EFFE) Label holder, a Student Academy Award® Qualifying Festival, and an Academy Award®/Oscar® Qualifying Festival for shorts in the categories of Best Animation, Best Fiction and Best National Film.

17th IN THE PALACE will take place on 18 – 26 September 2020 in the beautiful seaside city of Varna.

The program will consist of the following main components:

• Professional competitive programme

• Student competitive [...]








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Logo of Raindance Film Festival
Published: 05 Sep 2019
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 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films



Raindance Film Festival

Deadline: 29 May 2020

Call for entries

OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

Raindance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the UK. It is based in the heart of London’s buzzing West End film district.

Raindance Film Festival is officially recognised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences USA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the British Independent Film Awards. Selected shorts will qualify for Oscar® and BAFTA considerations.
Festival Sections:

- World-renowned programme of the best UK and international independent films
- Masterclasses with special guests
- Raindance Forum and Marketplace – talks and panels
- Raindance Virtual and Augmented Reality Strand
- Raindance Web Fest
- Networking events

Each year, Raindance attracts dozens of thousands of visitors including hundrends of industry [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Other  Music Video



London, United Kingdom



 
 
 
 
Logo of BIFFF (Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival)
Published: 02 Sep 2019
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 Has submission fees
Short films



BIFFF - Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival

Deadline: 19 Jan 2020

Call for entries

MELIES Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Every year, during the month of April, the city of Brussels becomes the capital of all things Fantastic. The BIFFF, one of the biggest International Fantastic Film Festivals of the world (certainly the craziest), screens more than 100 movies during its 13 days marathon, ranging from Fantasy to Thriller, Sci-Fi, Cult, Horror, Anime, Experimental, underground, etc., of which some 90 features and 50 shorts in World, International, European or Belgian premiere.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Bruxelles, Belgium



 
 

 
Logo of European Short Film Festival of Bordeaux
Published: 21 Aug 2019
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Does NOT have submission fees
Short films



Festival Européen du Court Métrage de Bordeaux

Deadline: 03 Feb 2020

Call for entries

HIGHLIGHTED

International Festival

Short film festival

Date and location
The 22nd session of the European Short Film Festival of Bordeaux will take place on March the 26th and 27th 2020 at the UGC CinéCité cinema in Bordeaux, in partnership with this very cinema.

Goals
The European Short Film Festival of Bordeaux aims at promoting the short film format to the Région Aquitaine's audience. It eases the access to cinema for all generations, young people and elderly included. It helps directors coming from whole Europe to be discovered, and is a good way to meet and appreciate cultural differences. This is somehow a springboard amidst the film industry thanks to the jury influence, no matter if the participants are mere enthusiasts or professionals.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Talence, France



 
 
 
 
Logo of Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
Published: 18 Aug 2019
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Short films
Feature films



Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Jun 2020

Call for entries

OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

"One of the Best International Film Festivals and top 10 Short Film Festivals in the United States. The RIIFF provides the kind of intimate festival experience that will change your life. Don't miss it. "
Chris Gore, The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide

Now in its 24th year, the FLICKERS' RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL celebrates the independent spirit in film and has become a haven for independent filmmakers from throughout the world. In 2019, the Festival presented 321 films representing works that were shot and produced in 51 countries. There were 93 World Premieres and US/North American Premieres. Attending the Festival were 347 filmmakers, producers, cast and crew.

FLICKERS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization that supports and promotes the film [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Providence, United States



 
 
 

 
Logo of Festival De Málaga
Published: 07 Aug 2019
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Does NOT have submission fees
Short films
Feature films



Festival de Málaga

Deadline: 15 Dec 2019

Call for entries

GOYA Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

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 and Portugal) to boost their development and promote international sales.

In compliance with these objectives, the 23rd Edition of Festival de Málaga will be held from the 13th to the 22nd of March 2020.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Málaga, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE LANZAROTE
Published: 03 Aug 2019
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Does NOT have submission fees
Short films



FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE LANZAROTE

Deadline: 31 Dec 2019

Call for entries

GOYA Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

XIX FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE LANZAROTE
Cortos Nacionales de Ficción
Cortos Internacionales de Ficción
Cortos de Animación
Cortos Documentales
Cortos Canarios

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Arrecife, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of Brussels Short Film Festival
Published: 10 Jul 2019
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 Has submission fees
Short films



Brussels Short Film Festival

Deadline: 26 Jan 2020

Call for entries

OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Brussels Short Film Festival is an exhibition intended for lovers of cinema, 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



 
 
 
 
Logo of IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival
Published: 21 May 2019
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 Has submission fees
Short films



IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival

Deadline: 01 Apr 2020

Call for entries

OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

IN THE PALACE is an established international festival dedicated to short films, new media and digital arts up to 27 minutes in length.

The main purpose of the Festival is to present and promote the contemporary short film art form from Bulgaria, Europe, and the rest of the world. IN THE PALACE is an Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe (EFFE) Label holder, a Student Academy Award® Qualifying Festival, and an Academy Award®/Oscar® Qualifying Festival for shorts in the categories of Best Animation, Best Fiction and Best National Film.

17th IN THE PALACE will take place on 18 – 26 September 2020 in the beautiful seaside city of Varna.

The program will consist of the following main components:

• Professional competitive programme

• Student competitive [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Sofia, Bulgaria



 
 
 

 
Logo of Mecal Pro,  22nd Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival
Published: 07 May 2019
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 Has submission fees
Short films



Mecal Pro, 22º Festival Internacional De Cortometrajes Y Animación De Barcelona

Deadline: 15 Dec 2019

Call for entries

GOYA Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Mecal Pro, the Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival, will celebrate its 22nd 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



 
 
 
Logo of American Documentary And Animation Film Festival (AmDocs)
Published: 10 Apr 2019
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 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films



American Documentary And Animation Film Festival (AmDocs)

Deadline: 12 Jan 2020

Call for entries

OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

AmDocs is one of the largest Docs only festivals in the United States. We are located in beautiful Palm Springs, not far from the media capital of Hollywood. We take pride in sharing the best viewing environment for both our audience and filmmakers.

AmDocs is very progressive in education outreach, market sharing and doing all we can to help our filmmakers realize their goals.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Palm Springs, United States