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LA Shorts International Film Festival

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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, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.

A total of 58 LA Shorts filmmakers have earned Academy Award® nominations, with 15 taking home the Oscar.

LA Shorts is the longest-running short film festival in Los Angeles. The festival attracts over 10,000 attendees each year including Hollywood industry professionals and emerging undiscovered filmmakers.

LA Shorts is an official qualifying event for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) short film awards. Award-winners at the festival are eligible to [...]








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Published: 21 May 2020
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Short films
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Slamdance Film Festival

Deadline: 01 Oct 2020

Call for entries

OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

ABOUT SLAMDANCE

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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Los Angeles, United States



 
 
 
 
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Published: 21 May 2020
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Mecal Pro, 23º Festival Internacional De Cortometrajes Y Animación De Barcelona

Deadline: 15 Dec 2020

Call for entries

GOYA Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Mecal Pro, the Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival, will celebrate its 22nd 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



Barcelona, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of Stop Virus Film Festival
Published: 13 May 2020
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Does NOT have submission fees
Short films



Stop Virus Film Festival

Deadline: 30 Jun 2020

Call for entries

HIGHLIGHTED

International Festival

Short film festival

The aim of the festival is to promote the culture and creativity of independent filmmakers, giving them the possibility to contribute socially with what they know how to do, cinema, and deliver it free of charge to the people. Festhome, as a company, is no stranger to the current situation, and would like to help within its possibilities by making a donation to the virus research for each film made.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Online, United Kingdom



 
 
 
 
Logo of Cinequest Film & VR Festival
Published: 12 May 2020
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Cinequest Film & VR Festival

Deadline: 18 Nov 2020

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OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

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Feature film festival

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) in San Jose / Silicon Valley: Set in the home of the world’s most influential media technology companies (Apple, Cisco, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, LinkedIn, Occulus etc.) CQFF showcases premier films, renowned and emerging [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



San Jose, United States



 
 
 

 
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Published: 29 Apr 2020
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Warsaw International Film Festival

Deadline: 31 Jul 2020

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OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

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Feature film festival

Established in 1985, the Warsaw Film Festival joined in 2009 the elite group of events recognized by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (www.fiapf.org) as international film festivals - next to Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Locarno, San Sebastian, Karlovy Vary, Tokyo, Moscow, Mar del Plata, Montreal, Shanghai, Cairo, Goa, and Tallinn.

The WFF differs from other festivals in its programme, just as Warsaw differs from other cities. Selecting the films, we always remember about our audience - native Varsovians, those working or studying in Warsaw, and those in town for a short while, for instance only for the Festival.

We do our best to make sure that our audiences get to know the latest and most interesting trends in world cinema as soon as possible. In this [...]

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Warsaw, Poland



 
 
 
 
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Published: 16 Apr 2020
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Festival Cine Zaragoza

Deadline: 25 Aug 2020

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GOYA Qualifiers

International Festival

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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).

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Zaragoza, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China
Published: 03 Apr 2020
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Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China

Deadline: 31 Aug 2020

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HIGHLIGHTED

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Feature film festival

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!

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!
Official screening events include: Red Carpet, Official Premiere Screening, Press Conference, Interviews and More.

DOCSHOP
GZDOC Doc Shop is a year-round factual content marketplace for producers, distributors, content buyers and commissioners. It is dedicated to [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Guangzhou, China



 
 
 
Logo of Tarazona Film Festival
Published: 02 Apr 2020
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Festival de Cine de Comedia de Tarazona Y El Moncayo

Deadline: 14 Jun 2020

Call for entries

GOYA Qualifiers

Short film festival

ONLY FOR SPANISH FILMMAKERS // SOLO PARA CINEASTAS ESPAÑOLES

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Zaragoza, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of Short Film Showcase Vila de Noia
Published: 27 Mar 2020
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Mostra de Curtas Vila de Noia

Deadline: 31 Jul 2020

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GOYA Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

The City Council of Noia convenes the "20th Short Film Showcase Vila de Noia 2019", to be held in the last quarter of this year.

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NOIA, Spain



 
 
 
 
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Published: 26 Mar 2020
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Screamfest Horror Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Aug 2020

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MELIES Qualifiers

International Festival

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Feature film festival

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

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Beverly Hills, United States