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The Slamdance Film Festival is a showcase for raw and innovative filmmaking that lives and bleeds by its mantra: By Filmmakers, For Filmmakers. Slamdance has created a track record for showcasing breakthrough artists that is beyond dispute. Filmmakers who first presented their work at the festival are now amongst the biggest names in the entertainment industry. Alumni who have shown their early short films and debut features at Slamdance include Rian Johnson (Knives Out), Ari Aster (Midsommar), Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love and Basketball), The Russo Brothers (Avengers: Endgame), Bong Joon Ho (Parasite), Lena Dunham (Girls), Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians), Lynn Shelton (Little Fires Everywhere) and Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk).

"Of all the Sundance myths that [...]








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Logo of Mecal Pro,  23rd Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival
Published: 14 Apr 2017
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Short films



Mecal Pro, 23rd Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Dec 2017

Call for entries

GOYA Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Mecal Pro, the Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival, will celebrate its 23rd 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  Experimental



Barcelona, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of Zaragoza International Film Festival
Published: 04 Apr 2017
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Short films
Feature films



Zaragoza International Film Festival

Deadline: 26 Aug 2017

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GOYA Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

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).

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Zaragoza, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of Documentary Film Festival Alcances
Published: 22 Mar 2017
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Documentary Film Festival Alcances

Deadline: 18 Jun 2017

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HIGHLIGHTED

Short film festival

Feature film festival

Only for Spanish Documentaries

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Cádiz, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of Molins Horror Film Festival
Published: 27 Feb 2017
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Molins Horror Film Festival

Deadline: 31 Aug 2017

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MELIES Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival was established in 1973 in Molins de Rei (Barcelona). In 2020 we will hold the 39th edition.
The Festival consists of a competitive Feature Films Official Sections, Being Different Feature Films Section, Short Films Official Section, Retrospectives, Documentaries, Live shows, Workshops, Networking/Pitching, projections for high-schools, projections for children... and one of the oldest horror movies marathons in the world, our 12 Hours Horror Movies Marathon (1973)...
MHFF - Molins Horror Film Festival is one of the oldest festivals dedicated solely to horror in Spain and in Europe. The Festival is a member of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation (EFFFF).

There is a Networking with Directors (Short-films and Feature Films) and [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Molins de Rei, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of Zinebi International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao
Published: 17 Feb 2017
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Zinebi International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao

Deadline: 15 Jul 2017

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OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

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Feature film festival

ZINEBI
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM OF BILBAO

It got started in the year 1.959 and organized by the Cultural Department of Bilbao City Hall, ZINEBI celebrates its 61st edition from the 8th up to the 15th of November, 2019.

It is the only international Class A festival in Spain in the documentary and short film category recognised by FIAPF since 1974, recognised by the Hollywood Academy as a qualifier for the Oscars among the short films from the official palmares and qualifier as well by the Spanish Academy for the BAFTA Awards and the GOYA Awards.

ZINEBI is a festival which holds all the most current forms and formats, innovative and suggestive and that is making a steady bet for the emerging authors. The line-up of the international schedule [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Bilbao, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival
Published: 24 Jan 2017
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Short films



IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Sep 2017

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 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, [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Sofia, Bulgaria



 
 
 

 
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Published: 14 Dec 2016
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Cortogenia

Deadline: 30 Sep 2017

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GOYA Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Cortogenia is a festival of short film premieres, which will be held between the months of March and December 2020 at the Palacio de la Prensa Cinema in Madrid.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Madrid, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of FIDBA International Documentary Film Festival
Published: 02 Oct 2016
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Festival Internacional de Cine Documental, FIDBA

Deadline: 28 Feb 2017

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HIGHLIGHTED

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

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  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina



 
 
 

 
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Published: 16 Jun 2016
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Short films



Festival Internacional De Cortometrajes De Aguilar De Campóo - Fica

Deadline: 17 Sep 2016

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GOYA Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival


 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Aguilar de Campóo, Spain



 
 
 
 
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Published: 02 Jun 2016
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Brussels Short Film Festival

Deadline: 27 Jan 2017

Call for entries

OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

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