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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 27 February – 03 March 2021 in Festival and Congress Center-Varna in the beautiful seaside city of Varna.

The program will consist of the following main components:

• International and national, [...]








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Published: 25 Nov 2017
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Screamfest Horror Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Aug 2018

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MELIES Qualifiers

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Some of the largest horror online publications have called it the "Sundance of Horror." Moviemaker Magazine's 25 Film Festival's Worth the Entry Fee & 13 Film Festivals to Die For and 30 Bloody Best Genre Fests in the World 2019.

Screamfest Horror Film Festival is the largest and longest running horror film festival in the United States. Paranormal Activity was discovered and premiered at the festival in 2007.

The festival showcases new genre films from around the world. Other premieres have included Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, Paranormal Activity, Dead Ant, Trick 'r' Treat, 30 Days of Night, The Human Centipede, American Mary, Diary of the Dead

To view past Screamfest short films visit our YouTube channel - www.youtube.com/screamfestla

 Fiction  Fantastic  Terror



Beverly Hills, United States



 
 
 
 
Logo of FIDBA International Documentary Film Festival
Published: 26 Sep 2017
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Festival Internacional de Cine Documental, FIDBA

Deadline: 24 Jan 2018

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HIGHLIGHTED

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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 [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina



 
 
 

 
Logo of Gijon International Film Festival
Published: 15 Jul 2017
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Festival Internacional De Cine De Gijón

Deadline: 20 Sep 2017

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OSCAR Qualifiers

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GIJÓN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (FICX), aims to showcase a wide and varied selection of auteur cinema currently being produced worldwide and especially focused on innovative films and emerging filmmakers. High quality, personal, young in its shape, edgy and independent cinema at a creative level. During its selection process, the Festival will prioritise those works of interest that have their World, International, European or Spanish premiere at FICX.

Acknowledged as “Specialized Festival” by the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Association)

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Gijón, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of FICA International Short Film Festival
Published: 08 Jul 2017
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Festival Internacional De Cortometrajes De Aguilar De Campóo - Fica

Deadline: 04 Sep 2017

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GOYA Qualifiers

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Aguilar de Campóo, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of Brussels Short Film Festival
Published: 14 Jun 2017
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Brussels Short Film Festival

Deadline: 28 Jan 2018

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OSCAR Qualifiers

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



Brussels, Belgium



 
 
 
 
Logo of Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival – Curta Cinema
Published: 10 Jun 2017
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Festival Curta Cinema - Festival Internacional de Curtas do Rio de Janeiro

Deadline: 20 Jul 2017

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FESTIVAL CURTA CINEMA 2020
Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival
November - 30th edition
Rio de Janeiro - Brazil.

Festival Curta Cinema - Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival is exclusively dedicated to the promotion and exhibition of short-length audiovisual works. The Festival screens works produced in digital format, with a maximum length of 30 minutes, and is both competitive and informative. The program of the 2020 edition of the Festival will be made up of: International Competition, National Competition, Latin-American Panorama, and Special Programs.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its huge impact on the Brazilian cultural sector and funding models, Festival Curta Cinema 2020 will take place exclusively at the Festhome TV digital streaming [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



 
 

 
Logo of The Pan African Film Festival
Published: 02 Jun 2017
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The Pan African Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Nov 2017

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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



Los Angeles, United States



 
 
 
 
Logo of CORTADA, Vitoria-Gasteiz  Short Film Festival
Published: 03 May 2017
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Cortada Festival De Cortometrajes De Vitoria - Gasteiz

Deadline: 05 Sep 2017

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Short film festival

“CORTADA 2020”
XXIV FESTIVAL DE CORTOMETRAJES DE VITORIA-GASTEIZ
UPV/EHU Campus de Álava
Vitoria-Gasteiz

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain



 

 
Logo of ReAnimania International Animation Film & Comics Art Festival of Yerevan
Published: 16 Apr 2017
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ReAnimania International Animation Film & Comics Art Festival of Yerevan

Deadline: 15 Aug 2017

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EUROPEAN ANIMATION AWARDS Qualifier

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NEW - Please read carefully about ReAON (ReAnimania ONline Animation Film Festival).

ReAnimania International Animation Film Festival of Yerevan was founded by cartoonist, painter and animator Vrej Kassouny in 2008.
Armenia’s history in animation had begun 70 years prior, with the release of the first Armenian film, Lev Atamanov’s (né Levon Atamanyan) The Dog and the Cat in 1938.

In striving to honor the craft in both spirit and in name, the Festival has since reintroduced the art of animated filmmaking to Armenian audiences.

The festival includes a selection of highly anticipated non-commercial features and shorts with 15 in-competition and non-competition programs and a Market Forum for Animation Professionals (MARANI). The festival also offers an array of practical [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Yerevan, Armenia



 
 
 
 
Logo of American Documentary And Animation Film Festival (AmDocs)
Published: 15 Apr 2017
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American Documentary And Animation Film Festival (AmDocs)

Deadline: 11 Jan 2018

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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



Palm Springs, United States