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Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China (GZDOC)

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GOLDEN KAPOK AWARD COMPETITION
The Golden Kapok Award Competition is now open for feature documentaries, short documentaries, documentary series, and new media documentaries from all over the world!
Submit your works to attend the“Golden Kapok Award Competition” with the most competitive productions!

GZDOC PITCHING SESSION
GZDOC Pitching Session will have 2 segments in its new edition, including the iconic ‘ChinaStories’ International Pitching Session, and GZDOC International Pitching Session designed for international projects that cover wider global topics.

SCREENING SESSION: PREMIERE IN GUANGZHOU
Be the first Stop to Raise the International Profile for Your Documentary!
We are calling entries for World Premiere/ International Premiere/ Asia Premiere/ China Premiere!
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Logo of Cortogenia International short film festival
Published: 30 Jul 2021
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Cortogenia International short film festival

Deadline: 10 Sep 2021

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GOYA Qualifiers

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Cortogenia is short film festival held all year along.

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Madrid, Spain



 
 
 
 
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Published: 14 Jul 2021
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Festival de Málaga

Deadline: 01 Dec 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 25th Edition of Festival de Málaga will be held from the 18th to the 27th of March 2022.

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Málaga, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of 中国国际新媒体短片节 - China International New Media Short Film Festival
Published: 11 Jul 2021
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中国国际新媒体短片节 - China International New Media Short Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Sep 2021

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HIGHLIGHTED

International Festival

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Founded in 2010, China International New Media Short Film Festival (hereinafter referred to as “CSFF”) is the only nationally-recognized international short film festival in China, which is hosted by National Radio and Television Administration and Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government, supported by China TV Artists Association, Radio and Television administration of Guangdong Province, organized by Culture, Radio, Film, Tourism & Sports Administration of Shenzhen Municipality, Guangming District People’s Government of Shenzhen Municipality and Shenzhen Media Group, and executed by Shenzhen Shenguang Media Co., Ltd.

The CSFF aims to encourage the creation of outstanding new media short films across the globe, to seek and support young film and television talents, to incubate [...]

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Shenzhen, China



 
Logo of Cinequest Film & VR Festival
Published: 10 Jul 2021
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Cinequest Film & VR Festival

Deadline: 19 Nov 2021

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Cinequest was voted Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers. Cinequest programs 85-90% of its festival from paid submissions annually, the highest percentage of the world's most influential film festivals.

"I think the most important thing about Cinequest is it's definitely the first time I've ever come to a festival where my immediate reaction is, 'What do I have to do to be invited back?' and that's not normally my reaction. It's a perfect film festival in a glorious place." - Neil Gaiman, Maverick Spirit Award Winner

Cinequest Film & VR Festival (CQFF) will occur both Live in San Jose / Silicon Valley and Globally via its proprietary Virtual platform. Cinequest has been a leader in building community, audiences, and opportunity for film and filmed media via groundbreaking [...]

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San Jose, United States



 
 
 

 
Logo of Brussels Short Film Festival
Published: 03 Jul 2021
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Brussels Short Film Festival

Deadline: 23 Jan 2022

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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.

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Brussels, Belgium



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

Deadline: 28 Feb 2022

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EUROPEAN ANIMATION AWARDS Qualifier

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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 Gijon International Film Festival
Published: 25 Jun 2021
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Festival Internacional De Cine De Gijón/Xixón

Deadline: 18 Sep 2021

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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)

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Gijón, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival – Curta Cinema
Published: 24 Jun 2021
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Festival Curta Cinema - Festival Internacional de Curtas do Rio de Janeiro

Deadline: 07 Aug 2021

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FESTIVAL CURTA CINEMA 2021
Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival
November - 31th 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 2021 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 2021 will take place exclusively at the Festhome TV digital streaming [...]

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



 
 
 

 
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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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.

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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 [...]

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Los Angeles, United States