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FIDBA International Documentary Film Festival

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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 [...]








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Logo of Almería International Film Festival
Published: 11 Aug 2016
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Almería International Film Festival

Deadline: 30 Sep 2016

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The 19th Almería International Film Festival will be held in Almería (Spain), in order to promote the province of Almeria through the strengthening the historical links of the province with the audiovisual industry and culture, from Saturday 14th November to Saturday 21st November 2019. The Festival is organized by Almería Provincial Council.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation



Almería, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of Short Film Showcase Vila de Noia
Published: 28 Jul 2016
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Short Film Showcase Vila de Noia

Deadline: 30 Sep 2016

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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.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



NOIA, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of Almería International Film Festival
Published: 29 Jun 2016
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Almería International Film Festival

Deadline: 02 Aug 2016

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International Festival

Short film festival

The 19th Almería International Film Festival will be held in Almería (Spain), in order to promote the province of Almeria through the strengthening the historical links of the province with the audiovisual industry and culture, from Saturday 14th November to Saturday 21st November 2019. The Festival is organized by Almería Provincial Council.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Almería, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of ABYCINE Albacete Independent Film Festival and Market
Published: 21 Jun 2016
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ABYCINE Albacete Independent Film Festival and Market

Deadline: 01 Aug 2016

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Feature film festival

ABYCINE – FESTIVAL Y MERCADO DE CINE INDEPENDIENTE DE ALBACETE tiene entre sus objetivos fundamentales la difusión y promoción de películas y cortometrajes de categoría artística que, por una u otra razón, no disfrutan de la distribución regular en los circuitos convencionales de exhibición.

El Festival trata de cubrir, en la medida de lo posible, este importante vacío, siendo otro de sus objetivos, y no de menor importancia, presentar una selección de películas participantes que atiendan las nuevas corrientes del cine joven contemporáneo, el fenómeno “indie” en el cine español y la educación de la mirada en las nuevas generaciones de espectadores.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Albacete, Spain



 
 

 
Logo of FICA International Short Film Festival
Published: 16 Jun 2016
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FICA International Short Film Festival

Deadline: 17 Sep 2016

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 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Aguilar de Campóo, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of Brussels Short Film Festival
Published: 02 Jun 2016
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Brussels Short Film Festival

Deadline: 27 Jan 2017

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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: 02 Jun 2016
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Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival – Curta Cinema

Deadline: 22 Jul 2016

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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 Gijon International Film Festival
Published: 28 May 2016
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Gijon International Film Festival

Deadline: 20 Sep 2016

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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 Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China
Published: 18 May 2016
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Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China

Deadline: 31 Aug 2016

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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!

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



Guangzhou, China



 
 
 
Logo of MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival
Published: 13 May 2016
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MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival

Deadline: 31 Jul 2016

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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