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Prague Short Film Festival

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The Prague Shorts Film Festival is organized by Film Servis Festival Karlovy Vary, organizer of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

The best and most inspiring short films from all over the world head towards the Czech capital again, where they will be presented at the 17th Prague Shorts Film Festival. This event will be held from November 6th - 11th, 2022.

The audience will have the opportunity to watch dozens of films in traditional sections - International Competition, National Competition, Labo Competiton, the late night Brutal Relax Show and other informative sections.

The Festival accepts fiction, animation, documentary and experimental short films only.








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Logo of Viña del Mar International Film Festival
Published: 19 Jun 2021
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Viña del Mar International Film Festival

Deadline: 30 Jun 2021

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Only for Latinamerican filmmakers

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Other  Experimental



Valparaíso , Chile



 
 
 
 
Logo of Soria International Short Film Fest
Published: 09 Jun 2021
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Soria International Short Film Fest

Deadline: 31 Aug 2021

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International Festival

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Since the International Short film Contest Festival “Ciudad de Soria” considers at all times Short Films CINEMA in capital and appreciates as essential culture dissemination, our purpose is to promote as mean of audiovisual expression; the contribution to acknowledgment and dissemination. This format must be essentially and basically a part of CINEMA.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Soria, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of The Pan African Film Festival
Published: 02 Jun 2021
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The Pan African Film Festival

Deadline: 01 Dec 2021

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Did you know each year a transformation happens in Los Angeles, CA? People from around the globe gather to attend the largest and most prestigious Black film festival in the United States. From 100 million dollar blockbuster premieres to newly emerging Hollywood talent, The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) showcases a broad array of Black creative works from the world over, highlighting those that reinforce positive images and help to destroy negative stereotypes. Nowhere else can audiences find this unique opportunity to come together through film and art to explore new worlds, meet new people and acquire new information and ideas.

PAFF is designated as an official qualifying film festival for narrative live action and animated short films for the Academy of Motion Picture [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Los Angeles, United States



 
 
 
 
Logo of Zaragoza International Film Festival
Published: 20 May 2021
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Festival Cine Zaragoza

Deadline: 25 Aug 2021

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The Zaragoza Film Festival, founded in 1995 to create a cinematic activity in the city. At first his main title was the Young Filmmakers. Since 2007 its official name became the Zaragoza Film Festival.

Festival with various events, generalist and national character (although some of its events are international).

Starting in 2021, after celebrating the 25th edition of the Festival, we propose an evolution of the project, distributed throughout the year, we call it "A FESTIVAL THROUGHOUT THE YEAR". In this way, we propose our different Competitions in 4 blocks of Sections to be developed on different dates of the season. (Industry, Training, Social and Historical), being the one of the Industry the one that is part of the General Festival.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Zaragoza, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of Mecal Pro,  25th Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival
Published: 18 May 2021
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Mecal Pro, 25º Festival Internacional De Cortometrajes Y Animación De Barcelona

Deadline: 15 Dec 2021

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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



 
 
 
 
Logo of LesGaiCineMad Madrid International LGBTI+ Film Festival
Published: 15 May 2021
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Lesgaicinemad Festival Internacional De Cine LGBTI+ De Madrid

Deadline: 15 Aug 2021

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LesGaiCineMad Madrid International LGBTI+ Film Festival is a LGTBI Film Festival in seen in Spanish Speaking countries. The inaugural edition was held in 1996. With an estimated audience of more than 14,000 spectators, it is a well attended festival by members of the Community of Madrid and is covered by the Spanish Press.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Madrid, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of Viña del Mar International Film Festival
Published: 24 Apr 2021
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Festival Internacional de Cine de Viña del Mar

Deadline: 16 Jun 2021

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Only for Latinamerican filmmakers

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Valparaíso , Chile



 
 
 
 
Logo of IBIZACINEFEST
Published: 13 Apr 2021
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Ibizacinefest-Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Ibiza

Deadline: 25 Feb 2022

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Festival collaborator and qualifier for the Goya Awards 2023.
After holding the 2021 edition in a hybrid format through Filmin, with almost 24,000 viewings and in auditoriums on the Island as the restrictions caused by Covid-19 allowed, IBZCF22 has returned to face-to-face with its two parallel objectives of bringing to our island the bravest and most cryptic auteur cinema, and at the same time, as a markedly territorial festival, quality independent cinema that will reach commercial theaters on the peninsula, but never to Ibiza.
We believe in committed auteur films, with the necessary points of view, which can move in substance and form to the margins of the norms of commercial cinema, with total creative freedom.
The planning of the sixth edition of the IBZCF was marked
for [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Ibiza, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of Festival de Málaga
Published: 03 Apr 2021
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Festival de Málaga

Deadline: 15 Apr 2021

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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: 03 Apr 2021
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Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China (GZDOC)

Deadline: 20 Sep 2021

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Official Website: www.gzdoc.cn

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film@gzdoc.cn / screen@gzdoc.cn / project@gzdoc.cn

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Introduction of GZDOC Four Main Sessions:
As China’s only state-level documentary film festival, GZDOC aims at building a professional platform to facilitate exchanges between China and the global documentary communities. GZDOC selects the best films from China and abroad and endeavors to: documenting today for tomorrow.

①GZDOC COMPETITION
GZDOC Competition Section is consist of the Golden Kapok Awards [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Guangzhou, China