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Message To Man

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The 34th Message to Man International Festival of documentary, short live-action, animated, and experimental films is scheduled to take place from 18 to 27 October 2024 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

With its history spanning three decades of cinema development, Message to Man was founded in 1989 in Leningrad by filmmaker Mikhail Litvyakov, who now serves as the Honorary President of the Festival.

In 2010, Alexei Uchitel, a renowned director of documentaries and feature films, assumed the role of the Festival's President.

Over the years, the Festival has hosted distinguished figures of world cinema, including Werner Herzog, Ulrich Seidl, Claude Lanzmann, Isabelle Huppert, Fanny Ardant, Agnès Varda, Mira Nair, Paolo Sorrentino, Alan Berliner, Eric Roberts, Jonathan Rosenbaum, [...]








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Published: 19 Jan 2023
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Message To Man

Deadline: 18 Jun 2023

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The 34th Message to Man International Festival of documentary, short live-action, animated, and experimental films is scheduled to take place from 18 to 27 October 2024 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

With its history spanning three decades of cinema development, Message to Man was founded in 1989 in Leningrad by filmmaker Mikhail Litvyakov, who now serves as the Honorary President of the Festival.

In 2010, Alexei Uchitel, a renowned director of documentaries and feature films, assumed the role of the Festival's President.

Over the years, the Festival has hosted distinguished figures of world cinema, including Werner Herzog, Ulrich Seidl, Claude Lanzmann, Isabelle Huppert, Fanny Ardant, Agnès Varda, Mira Nair, Paolo Sorrentino, Alan Berliner, Eric Roberts, Jonathan Rosenbaum, [...]

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Saint-Petersburg, Russia



 
 
 
 
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Published: 17 Jan 2023
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FESTIVAL COURT METRANGE

Deadline: 14 May 2023

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In 2003, the non-profit created the International Strange and Unusual Fantasy Short Film Festival, Court Métrange.

The event offers a creative harbor for authors wherein to expose and endorse their ideas. With an irrefutable penchant for a different form of filmmaking, these motion picture partisans fascinate countless audiences, the latter of whom paradoxically struggle to reap the same attention.

The purpose of the Court Métrange Festival is, ultimately, threefold, boasting: a place to screen, a place to scream, letting its "cult" shorts thrive, and a place whose limitless resources endeavor to not only emphasize the credentials of those having fought to make Fantasy film what it is today, but also attribute to them what is rightfully theirs. Court Métrange has become [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Experimental



RENNES, France



 
 
 

 
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Published: 10 Jan 2023
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LA Shorts International Film Festival

Deadline: 02 Jun 2023

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LA Shorts International Film Festival ranks among the most prestigious and largest international short film festivals in the world.

The festival is accredited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences OSCAR®, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts BAFTA and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television (ACCT) presenters of the Canadian Screen Awards and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Spain (Goya Awards).

We are proud to have 66 filmmakers from LA Shorts earned an Academy Award® nomination.

Now in its 28th year, LA Shorts is the longest-running short film festival in Los Angeles. The festival screens over 350 films and attracts over 10,000 attendees each year including Hollywood industry professionals and emerging independent filmmakers.

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Burbank, United States



 
 
 
 
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Published: 22 Dec 2022
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Festival Internacional de Cine Al Este

Deadline: 16 Feb 2023

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Al Este is a festival coming out from the french festival A l'Est du Nouveau. Present in Peru since 2008, the mission of the festival is to promote film culture of the other Europe, that relegated to independent circuits, owning however, an invaluable wealth and tradition. Thus, Al Este seeks to spread the filmography of Europe, Latin America and Asia.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Lima, Peru



 
 
 

 
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Published: 18 Dec 2022
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Festival Internacional de Cinema de Cerdanya

Deadline: 22 Apr 2023

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Cerdanya Film Festival, Festival Internacional de Cinema de Cerdanya, is a Festival specialized in the documentary, fiction and animation genre, short and feature films, consisting of competitive international sections, non-competitive sections and parallel activities. All the films that are part of the different sections will be selected by the Festival programmers.

Cerdanya Film Festival qualifies for the 2024 Premios Goya – Spanish Film Academy in Best Spanish Shortfilm, in both Fiction and Documentary categories.

The 15th edition of the Cerdanya Film Festival will be held from 1st to 11th August 2024.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Puigcerdà, Spain



 
 
 
 
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Published: 17 Dec 2022
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Oldenburg International Film Festival

Deadline: 16 Jun 2023

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In 2021, “The Biggest Little Fest In Europe” was heralded as "One of the World's Leading Indie Film Fests"- The Hollywood Reporter

Rated among the top 5 Film Festivals worldwide for Independent Films by American film critic Chris Gore in his esteemed “Ultimate Film Festival Guide”, and ranked “Top 25 Coolest Festivals in the World” by MovieMaker, Oldenburg has fostered its success with a strong commitment to innovative and Independent filmmaking.

“If there's anything that could be considered the Promised Land of Independent Cinema in Europe today, it is Oldenburg.” - Accred - L'actualité des festivals de cinéma

Labelled ‘the German Sundance’ by Variety, Hollywood Reporter, and Screen International, amongst others, Oldenburg has evolved while preserving its intimate [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Oldenburg, Germany



 
 
 

 
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Published: 20 Nov 2022
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Festival de Cine de Bogotá

Deadline: 01 Jul 2023

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Internationally, the Festival will award the Best Film, among the first three feature films of a director who has not yet made the fourth, with the Pre-Columbian Circle in its Gold, Silver and Bronze categories and the Pre-Columbian Gold Circle for Best Director, Best Social Documentary, Art and the Environment., Among the first three films. At the national level, the Pre-Columbian Gold Circle will be awarded for Best Colombian Film short and feature films.

Sidebars: International Short Films, Animation, Sacred Films, Films for Children and Blinds.

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Bogotá, Colombia



 
 
 
 
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Published: 11 Nov 2022
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Shorts International Film Festival

Deadline: 28 Feb 2023

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ShorTS International Film Festival (ShorTS IFF) is organised by the Maremetraggio Association.
Since 2000, ShorTS IFF has been a landmark for short films and up and coming cinematographers at international level. In every edition, ShorTS IFF aims to make the short film genre known to a broad and heterogeneous audience, with particular attention to the young with specific sections for children and teenagers aged 6 to 15.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Trieste, Italy



 
 
 

 
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Published: 08 Nov 2022
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Intersección - Festival Internacional de cine de A Coruña

Deadline: 31 May 2023

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INTERSECCIÓN – International Film Festival A Coruña focuses its program on works set between contemporary art and avant-garde cinema, including a wide variety of formats, techniques and languages.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



A Coruña, Spain



 
 
 
 
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Published: 02 Nov 2022
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Biografilm Festival

Deadline: 05 Apr 2023

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Biografilm is known internationally as the cinematic event entirely dedicated to life stories and to quality cinema. Biografilm is organised by the Fanatic About Festivals association, under the Artistic Direction of Chiara Liberti and Massimo Benvegnù.

Biografilm promotes growth, development, knowledge, dialogue and inclusivity through the use of the cinematic language in all its forms, like art, entertainment and industry. By telling real lives and stories, it aims to create a free, democratic space with no distinction.

For the upcoming 20th edition of Biografilm we are pleased to officially launch the call for both national and international films to participate in the Festival, in Bologna, 07-17 June 2024.

For more detailed information regarding the event, programmes [...]

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Bologna, Italy