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Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival

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"One of the Best International Film Festivals and top 10 Short Film Festivals in the United States. The RIIFF provides the kind of intimate festival experience that will change your life. Don't miss it. "
Chris Gore, The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide

Now in its 25th year, the FLICKERS' RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL celebrates the independent spirit in film and has become a haven for independent filmmakers from throughout the world. In 2019, the Festival presented 321 films representing works that were shot and produced in 51 countries. There were 93 World Premieres and US/North American Premieres. Attending the Festival were 347 filmmakers, producers, cast and crew.

FLICKERS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization that supports and promotes the film [...]








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Published: 02 Sep 2020
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Short films



BIFFF (Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival)

Deadline: 17 Jan 2021

Call for entries

MELIES Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Every year, during the month of April, the city of Brussels becomes the capital of all things Fantastic. The BIFFF, one of the biggest International Fantastic Film Festivals of the world (certainly the craziest), screens more than 100 movies during its 13 days marathon, ranging from Fantasy to Thriller, Sci-Fi, Cult, Horror, Anime, Experimental, underground, etc., of which some 90 features and 50 shorts in World, International, European or Belgian premiere.

 Fiction  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Experimental



Bruxelles, Belgium



 
 
 
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Published: 02 Sep 2020
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Newport Beach Film Festival

Deadline: 22 Jan 2021

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HIGHLIGHTED

International Festival

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Feature film festival

Join us April 8th - April 18th, 2021 for the Newport Beach Film Festival’s (NBFF) 22nd Year. Internationally recognized as one of Southern California’s leading film events, we host eight days of 350+ film screenings, 58,000+ attendees, engaging networking opportunities, industry seminars, incredible nightly galas, private receptions, entertainment, and more!

Film, food, industry, and culture in the heart of Newport Beach. Join us for a fantastic and celebratory year!

~ 10 Reasons Why Filmmakers Choose NBFF ~

Scale: Promote your latest project at one of Southern California’s largest film events! Showcasing over 350 films to an audience of 58,000 people each year, NBFF provides a great platform to spread the word about your film!

Destination: Showcase your film in one of the [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Experimental  Music Video



Newport Beach, United States



 
 
 

 
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Published: 26 Aug 2020
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Does NOT have submission fees
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Festival Européen du Court Métrage de Bordeaux

Deadline: 24 Jan 2021

Call for entries

HIGHLIGHTED

International Festival

Short film festival

Date and location
The 23th session bis of the European Short Film Festival of Bordeaux will take place on March the 18th and 19th 2021 at the UGC CinéCité cinema in Bordeaux, in partnership with this very cinema.

Goals
The European Short Film Festival of Bordeaux aims at promoting the short film format to the Région Aquitaine's audience. It eases the access to cinema for all generations, young people and elderly included. It helps directors coming from whole Europe to be discovered, and is a good way to meet and appreciate cultural differences. This is somehow a springboard amidst the film industry thanks to the jury influence, no matter if the participants are mere enthusiasts or professionals.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Talence, France



 
 
 
 
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Published: 21 Jul 2020
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Rencontres du cinéma latino-américain de Bordeaux

Deadline: 30 Nov 2020

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HIGHLIGHTED

International Festival

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Feature film festival

The Latin American Film Festival of Bordeaux, France, was born in 1983, aiming at promoting quality films not or little broadcasted in France.

It started at a time when Latin American Cinema was completely missing in French movie theaters. For some years now, we are glad to witness that Latin American Film production has greatly grown and entered distribution channels in Europe. However, our mission does not end, as Latin American films are still not present enough and the richness they offer makes us believe, every year, that our Festival has still a great mission to accomplish.

The Latin American Film Festival of Bordeaux, since it was created, has gathered more than 65.000 people, of all ages, rushing to meet our more than 2.500 professionals invited throughout our history [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Bordeaux, France



 
 
 

 
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Published: 20 Jul 2020
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IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival

Deadline: 01 Dec 2020

Call for entries

OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

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, [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Sofia, Bulgaria



 
 
 
 
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Published: 08 Jul 2020
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Brussels Short Film Festival

Deadline: 24 Jan 2021

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OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

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  Music Video



Brussels, Belgium



 
 
 

 
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Published: 08 Jun 2020
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The Pan African Film Festival

Deadline: 10 Dec 2020

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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 [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Los Angeles, United States



 
 
 
 
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Published: 21 May 2020
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Short films



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 23rd 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  Music Video



Barcelona, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival
Published: 03 Apr 2020
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Short films



IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival

Deadline: 01 May 2020

Call for entries

OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

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, [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Sofia, Bulgaria



 
 
 
 
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Published: 17 Mar 2020
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Short films
Feature films



American Documentary And Animation Film Festival (AmDocs)

Deadline: 12 Jan 2021

Call for entries

OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

AmDocs is one of the largest Docs only festivals in the United States. We are located in beautiful Palm Springs, not far from the media capital of Hollywood. We take pride in sharing the best viewing environment for both our audience and filmmakers.

AmDocs is very progressive in education outreach, market sharing and doing all we can to help our filmmakers realize their goals.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Palm Springs, United States