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The Pan African Film Festival

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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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Logo of ALICANTE FILM FESTIVAL
Published: 12 Oct 2019
Film festival
Does NOT have submission fees
Short films
Feature films



ALICANTE FILM FESTIVAL

Deadline: 22 Mar 2020

Call for entries

GOYA Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

The 17th edition of the Alicante Film Festival will be held from 23 to 30 May, 2019 and will be open to filmmakers worldwide.

 Fiction  Animation



Alicante, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of ShorTS - International Film Festival / Maremetraggio
Published: 10 Oct 2019
Film festival
 Has submission fees
Short films



ShorTS - International Film Festival / Maremetraggio

Deadline: 21 Feb 2020

Call for entries

HIGHLIGHTED

International Festival

Short film festival

The Maremetraggio Association continues on its path, organising a festival which has reached its 21st year. ShorTS, 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  Experimental



Trieste, Italy



 
 
 

 
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Published: 09 Oct 2019
Film festival
Does NOT have submission fees
Short films



Concurso Iberoamericano de Cortometrajes Versión Española – La 2 / SGAE

Deadline: 31 Dec 2019

Call for entries

GOYA Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

El programa Versión Española (TVE) y la Fundación SGAE (SGAE), convocan el XVIII Concurso Iberoamericano de Cortometrajes “Versión Española – La 2 / SGAE”, orientado a la difusión y fomento de los nuevos autores en el sector de la creación audiovisual.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Madrid, Spain



 
 
 
Logo of ShorTS - International Film Festival / Maremetraggio
Published: 09 Oct 2019
Film festival
 Has submission fees
Short films



ShorTS - International Film Festival / Maremetraggio

Deadline: 28 Feb 2020

Call for entries

HIGHLIGHTED

International Festival

Short film festival

The Maremetraggio Association continues on its path, organising a festival which has reached its 21st year. ShorTS, 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 Insomnia International Animation Film Festival
Published: 08 Oct 2019
Film festival
 Has submission fees
Short films



Insomnia International Animation Film Festival

Deadline: 31 May 2020

Call for entries

EUROPEAN ANIMATION AWARDS Qualifier

International Festival

Short film festival

Insomnia International Animation Film Festival is the first Russian noncommercial open-air animation festival. Annually, on summer we find a meadow, build screens, meet guests and show best animation within a couple of nights.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Moscow, Russia



 
 
 
 
Logo of VIS Vienna Shorts
Published: 03 Oct 2019
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 Has submission fees
Short films



VIS Vienna Shorts

Deadline: 31 Jan 2020

Call for entries

OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

VIS Vienna Shorts is an international short film festival organized by the association Independent Cinema in Vienna. The festival will take place from May 28 to June 2, 2020.

The festival presents about 300 films under 30 minutes in several sections every year. The competition is divided into four categories, the other sections consist of retrospectives and thematically curated programs.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Vienna, Austria



 
 
 

 
Logo of Curtas Vila do Conde IFF
Published: 02 Oct 2019
Film festival
 Has submission fees
Short films



Curtas Vila do Conde IFF

Deadline: 07 May 2020

Call for entries

EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS Qualifier

International Festival

Short film festival

Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival is one of the most prestigious film festivals in Portugal, reaching its 28th edition in 2020.

Assuming as main objective the promotion and diffusion of cinematographic and audio-visual works, selected according to a quality criteria, Curtas Vila do Conde focus on the discovery of new films and filmmakers and also on the recognised legacy of Cinema.

Short film competitions with animations, documentaries, fiction films, experimental films and music videos, produced in 2019 or 2020, no longer than 60 minutes (exception made, under 30 minutes duration limit, for Curtinhas – youth and children; Take One! – student films; and music videos), preferably with subtitles in Portuguese or English, are admitted to the various [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Vila do Conde, Portugal



 
 
 
 
Logo of ShorTS - International Film Festival / Maremetraggio
Published: 18 Sep 2019
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Short films



ShorTS - International Film Festival / Maremetraggio

Deadline: 28 Feb 2020

Call for entries

HIGHLIGHTED

International Festival

Short film festival

The Maremetraggio Association continues on its path, organising a festival which has reached its 21st year. ShorTS, 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  Music Video



Trieste, Italy



 
 
 

 
Logo of Leiden International Short Film Experience
Published: 10 Sep 2019
Film festival
 Has submission fees
Short films



Leiden International Short Film Experience

Deadline: 20 Jan 2020

Call for entries

HIGHLIGHTED

International Festival

Short film festival

Leiden International Short Film Experience (LISFE) is an annual film festival held in the beautiful city of Leiden in The Netherlands. LISFE is dedicated to Short Films from all genres and from anywhere in the world. Over the years we have built the reputation of successfully showcasing though-provoking films through a diverse and selective program.

This year the festival will take place from the 7th until the 10th of May in Kijkhuis (Leiden).

Note: We are interested in programming films from around the globe. In extraordinary geo-political circumstances, we may wave our submission fee. If you think you qualify, please contact us for more information.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Leiden, Netherlands



 
 
 
 
Logo of Raindance Film Festival
Published: 05 Sep 2019
Film festival
 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films



Raindance Film Festival

Deadline: 29 May 2020

Call for entries

OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

Raindance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the UK. It is based in the heart of London’s buzzing West End film district.

Raindance Film Festival is officially recognised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences USA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the British Independent Film Awards. Selected shorts will qualify for Oscar® and BAFTA considerations.
Festival Sections:

- World-renowned programme of the best UK and international independent films
- Masterclasses with special guests
- Raindance Forum and Marketplace – talks and panels
- Raindance Virtual and Augmented Reality Strand
- Raindance Web Fest
- Networking events

Each year, Raindance attracts dozens of thousands of visitors including hundrends of industry [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



London, United Kingdom