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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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Logo of  International Animation Film Festival (IAFF) Golden Kuker- Sofia
Published: 26 Nov 2020
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International Animation Film Festival (IAFF) Golden Kuker- Sofia

Deadline: 28 Feb 2021

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EUROPEAN ANIMATION AWARDS Qualifier

International Festival

Short film festival

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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 [...]

 Animation



Sofia, Bulgaria



 
 
 
Logo of FIDBA International Documentary Film Festival
Published: 25 Nov 2020
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Fidba, Festival Internacional De Cine Documental de Buenos Aires

Deadline: 28 Feb 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 [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Other  Experimental



Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina



 
 
 

 
Logo of Premios Quirino
Published: 24 Nov 2020
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Premios Quirino

Deadline: 07 Jan 2021

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Os Prêmios Quirino nascem da necessidade de reconhecer o talento na indústria da animação ibero-americana, criando laços e redes entre ambos os lados do oceano.

O evento reúne, portanto, a florescente indústria latino-americana, junto com a de Portugal, Andorra e Espanha, construindo uma verdadeira irmanação para o desenvolvimento conjunto do grande mercado que é a Ibero-América.

Além de reconhecer os melhores trabalhos de animação ibero-americana em nove categorias, os Prémios Quirino servem de marco para o Fórum de Coprodução e Negócios. Cem empresas de vinte países participam todos os anos em reuniões B2B.

Os prêmios foram nomeados em honra do criador do primeiro longa-metragem de animação da história. Em 1917, Quirino Cristiani dirigiu “El Apóstol” (O Apóstolo), uma [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Other  Experimental



, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of CARTOONCLUB INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION CINEMA, COMICS AND GAMES
Published: 24 Nov 2020
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Cartoonclub Festival Internazionale del Cinema d’animazione, del Fumetto e dei Games

Deadline: 31 Mar 2021

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EUROPEAN ANIMATION AWARDS Qualifier

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Cartoon Club – International Festival of Animation Cinema, Comics and Games, now at its 37th edition, is one of the best known festivals in the Italian scene.

It is a remarkable window for animation works, short films in particular – fiction, educational, experimental, computer graphic – and with a whole section solely dedicated to comics: Riminicomix.

Furthermore, the festival features:
- exhibitions;
- educational and social projects;
- workshops in local schools;
- one of the most popular and entertaining Cosplay conventions in Italy.
- publication of books and catalogues.
The festival takes place in Rimini in various locations, from downtown to the beach, in the month of July.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Other  Experimental



Rimini, Italy



 
 
 

 
Logo of ShorTS - International Film Festival / Maremetraggio
Published: 07 Nov 2020
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ShorTS - International Film Festival / Maremetraggio

Deadline: 28 Feb 2021

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The Maremetraggio Association continues on its path, organising a festival which has reached its 22nd year. ShorTS IFF, organised by our own association, is divided in Maremetraggio section dedicated to shorts from all over the world, Virtual Reality Section dedicated to the virtual shorts and Shorter Kids'n'Teens section dedicated to short films for school aged children (6-15).

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Trieste, Italy



 
 
 
 
Logo of MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival
Published: 02 Nov 2020
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MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival

Deadline: 31 Jul 2021

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OSCAR Qualifiers

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During one week of the year over 100,000 film-lovers gather in over 400 Cinemas across 6 Continents to view and vote on the Finalists Films' in the Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival - MANHATTAN SHORT is more than just one of the largest short film festivals in the world....it's the World's First Global Film Festival.

If making short films is about getting your work out there, nothing compares to MANHATTAN SHORT.

Every Film Selected is eligible to enter the Oscars:
MANHATTAN SHORT does a full week's run in a cinema in Los Angeles, California. This theater booking means all ten finalists in the 2020 MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival will be eligible to enter the Oscar competition for 2021.

MANHATTAN SHORT is now in compliance with the rules governing the Oscar Awards set forth [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



NYC, United States



 
 
 

 
Logo of Biografilm Festival | International Celebration of Lives
Published: 02 Nov 2020
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Biografilm Festival | International Celebration of Lives

Deadline: 01 Apr 2021

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Biografilm Festival | International Celebration of Lives is known internationally as the cinematic event entirely dedicated to life stories and to quality cinema. Biografilm Festival is organised by the Fanatic About Festivals association, under the Artistic Direction of Leena Pasanen.

For the upcoming 17th edition of Biografilm Festival we are pleased to officially launch the call for both national and international films to participate in the Festival in Bologna 4-14 June 2021.

For more detailed information regarding the event, programmes from previous editions, news about the upcoming edition and about Biografilm’s activity throughout the year, we kindly invite you to visit the Festival’s website: www.biografilm.it/en/

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Bologna, Italy



 
 
 
 
Logo of Tirana International Film Festival
Published: 27 Oct 2020
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Tirana International Film Festival

Deadline: 24 Jun 2021

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TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is the first international film festival and the only of its kind in Albania. This extraordinary cultural event created in 2003 is one of the most important cinematic event in Balkans.

TIFF aims to create in Albania, as well as in the region, a cultural center of worldwide alternative and independent cinema. Albania is a solar, enthusiastic and friendly country and besides the “strong competition” TIFF aims at the same time to be a meeting point of cultures, where people of Tirana, the guests and all those who love films will have a cinema-language-communication week.

TIFF aims to create a friendly space for film artists and cinema enthusiasts from Albania, Europe and the entire world to come together and share their linked passion and [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Tirana, Albania



 
 
 

 
Logo of International Medina del Campo Film Week
Published: 22 Oct 2020
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Semana de Cine de Medina del Campo

Deadline: 15 Jan 2021

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GOYA Qualifiers

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Films shot in any format, either silent or with soundtrack, produced after July, 1st, 2019 in any country other than Spain that have not been submitted to previous editions of the festival can be submitted.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Medina del Campo, Spain



 
 
 
 
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Published: 22 Oct 2020
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부산국제단편영화제 - Busan International Short Film Festival

Deadline: 04 Jan 2021

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Busan International Short Film Festival (BISFF) was launched in 1980 as the Korean Short Film Festival.

It was the first short film festival to appear in Korea and will be held its 38th in 2021.

BISFF will be a remarkable opportunity for professionals and enthusiasts from across the nation and the around the world.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Busan, South Korea