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Oldenburg International Film Festival

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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 [...]








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Logo of Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival
Published: 24 Sep 2021
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Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival

Deadline: 30 Apr 2022

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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



Vila do Conde, Portugal



 
 
 
 
Logo of Soria International Short Film Fest
Published: 08 Sep 2021
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Certamen Internacional De Cortos Ciudad De Soria

Deadline: 30 Sep 2021

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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  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Soria, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of Cortogenia International short film festival
Published: 30 Jul 2021
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Cortogenia

Deadline: 10 Sep 2021

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Cortogenia is short film festival held all year along.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Madrid, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of  International Animation Film Festival (IAFF) Golden Kuker- Sofia
Published: 03 Jul 2021
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International Animation Film Festival (IAFF) Golden Kuker- Sofia

Deadline: 28 Feb 2022

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CHECK OUT NANCY DENNEY-PHELPS' ARTICLE ABOUT
THE GOLDEN KUKER FESTIVAL HERE
https://www.awn.com/blog/11th-golden-kuker-international-animation-festival-1-6-september-2020-sofia-bulgaria

The International Animation Film Festival (IAFF) Golden Kuker- Sofia run for the first time in October 2010 in Sofia. Named after Proyko Proykov (legendary Bulgarian animator) it is the first animation festival from the new century. One of the most attractive events in the arts calendar of Bulgaria takes place every spring in May. It is organised by the Bulgarian Association of The Independent Artists and Cartoon Animators an NGO chaired by Mrs. Nadezhda Slavova (cartoon artist, director, filmmaker and author of numerous animation films). The Association aims to connect animators, support their [...]

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Sofia, Bulgaria



 
 

 
Logo of FIDBA International Documentary Film Festival
Published: 29 Jun 2021
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Fidba, Festival Internacional De Cine Documental de Buenos Aires

Deadline: 30 Jun 2021

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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 [...]

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Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina



 
 
 
 
Logo of Soria International Short Film Fest
Published: 09 Jun 2021
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Certamen Internacional De Cortos Ciudad De Soria

Deadline: 31 Aug 2021

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GOYA Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

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  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Soria, Spain



 
 
 

 
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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



 
 
 
 
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Published: 13 May 2021
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Festival Internacional de Cinema de Cerdanya

Deadline: 31 May 2021

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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 14th edition of the Cerdanya Film Festival will be held from 1st to 13th August 2023.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Puigcerdà, Spain



 
 
 

 
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Published: 30 Mar 2021
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LA Shorts International Film Festival

Deadline: 04 Jun 2021

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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).

65 LA Shorts filmmakers have earned Academy Award® nominations.

We are extremely proud to have screened four films from this years 2022 OSCAR® nominees.

Live Action Short Nominee
"The Dress" by Tadeusz Łysiak and Maciej Ślesicki
"On My Mind" by Martin Strange-Hansen and Kim Magnusson

Animated Short Film Nominee
"Affairs of the Art" by [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Burbank, United States



 
 
 
 
Logo of Valdivia International Film Festival
Published: 23 Mar 2021
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Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdivia

Deadline: 14 May 2021

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INTRODUCTION

Valdivia International Film Festival showcases Chilean and international cinema in four competitive categories: Feature Competition, Youth Feature Competition, Latin American and Caribbean Short Film Competition, and Latin American and Caribbean Children’s Short Film Competition. Its non-competitive program includes historical retrospectives, contemporary filmmakers’ retrospectives, political cinema, avant-garde cinema, genre, and a children-family oriented cinema slot.

1.- OBJECTIVES
The festival aims to offer Chilean and foreign filmmakers a place to screen and to compete, and by doing so, promoting national and international film works of artistic quality.

2. DATES
The festival will be held from October 9th to 15th, 2023, in Valdivia, Chile.

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Valdivia, Chile