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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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Published: 09 Apr 2024
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Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China (GZDOC)

Deadline: 31 Aug 2024

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https://www.gzdoc.cn/en/index.aspx

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film@gzdoc.cn / screen@gzdoc.cn / project@gzdoc.cn / docshop@gzdoc.cn

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Introduction of GZDOC Four Main Sessions:
GZDOC is the only state-level professional platform with documentary financing and trading functions and has become the pioneer in China's documentary industry, [...]

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Guangzhou, China



 
 
 
 
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Published: 07 Apr 2024
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Festival Internacional de Documentales de Santiago, FIDOCS

Deadline: 19 Jul 2024

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The Santiago International Documentary Film Festival (FIDOCS) is the main broadcasting, diffusion, and competition event for documentary cinema in Chile and Latin America.
Focused on the promotion of dialogue and reflection, as well as in training audiences towards the appreciation of documentary film in a context of permanent transformation, FIDOCS seeks to explore the multiple paths available in documentary making as well as in the drifts proper to nonfiction works. In its program, FIDOCS incorporates the works of both experienced and emerging directors in order to address the question of “THE REAL”, and in doing so, it considers the various dimensions, disciplinary frontiers, and tensions that the question “what is real?”, as well as the documentary genre itself, has to [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Other  Experimental



Santiago, Chile



 
 
 

 
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Published: 06 Apr 2024
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American Documentary And Animation Film Festival (Amdocs)

Deadline: 11 Jan 2025

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AmDocs is one of the largest Documentary and Animation 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  Other  Experimental



Palm Springs, United States



 
 
 
 
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Published: 02 Apr 2024
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Festival Internacional De Cine De Monterrey — ficmonterrey

Deadline: 07 Jul 2024

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The Monterrey International Film Festival, ficmonterrey, opens its call for the submission of feature films and short films for the selection of its twentieth edition, which will take place from September 25 to October 2, 2024.

https://monterreyfilmfestival.com/20-ficmonterrey/convocatoria/

The Competitive Selection is made up of the following categories:

FEATURE FILMS
International Feature Film — Fiction/Animation*
International Feature Film — Documentary
Mexican Feature Film — Fiction/Animation*
Mexican Feature Film — Documentary

SHORT FILMS
International Short Film — Fiction/Animation*
International Short Film — Documentary
Mexican Short Film — Fiction/Animation*
Mexican Short Film — Documentary
Mexican Student Short Film Competition — Any Genre

*In the case of [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Other  Experimental



Monterrey, Mexico



 
 
 

 
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Published: 21 Mar 2024
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Mostra de Curtas Vila de Noia

Deadline: 31 Jul 2024

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The City Council of Noia convenes the "24th Short Film Showcase Vila de Noia 2023", to be held in the last quarter of this year.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Noia, Spain



 
 
 
 
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Published: 19 Mar 2024
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ZIFF - ZINEBI First Feature Length Film

Deadline: 31 Aug 2024

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ZINEBI- International Festival of Documentary adn Short Film of Bilbao

ZINEBI is the only Class A international festival in the documentary and short film category in Spain. It is accredited by the Hollywood Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifier for the Oscars, for the European Film Academy’s awards, for the British BAFTAs and for the Spanish Academy’s Goyas.

Created in 1959 by the Basque Institute of Hispanic Culture, attached to the Spanish Foreign Ministry, the International Ibero-American and Filipino International Documentary Film Contest (its original name) was devised to follow in the steps of San Sebastián, which had been set up six years earlier. It is the third oldest festival in the Spanish State, after San Sebastián and Valladolid, and the [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Bilbao, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of ZINEBI - International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao
Published: 19 Mar 2024
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ZINEBI - Festival Internacional de Cine Documental y Cortometraje de Bilbao

Deadline: 15 Jul 2024

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ZINEBI
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM OF BILBAO

It got started in the year 1.959 and organized by the Cultural Department of Bilbao City Hall, ZINEBI will celebrate its 66th edition from the 8th up to the 15th of November, 2024.

It is the only international Class A festival in Spain in the documentary and short film category recognised by FIAPF since 1974, recognised by the Hollywood Academy as a qualifier for the Oscars among the short films from the official palmares and qualifier as well by the Spanish Academy for the BAFTA Awards and the GOYA Awards.

ZINEBI is a festival which holds all the most current forms and formats, innovative and suggestive and that is making a steady bet for the emerging authors. The line-up of the international schedule [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Bilbao, Spain



 
 
 
 
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Published: 16 Mar 2024
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Aguilar Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Sep 2024

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The Aguilar de Campoo Short Film Festival is consolidated as one of the most veteran and relevant film citations in our country in its genre. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts of Spain, includes it as one of the key festivals for the selection of short films that will compete in the Goya Awards. Throughout the last editions the festival has been making important decisions that commit it to the cinema of our country. In his thirteenth edition he published his manifesto where he exhibited his philosophy and commitment to film. He made the decision to pay for selection to the selected short films thus eliminating economic competition in order to encourage artistic creation and production. Its screening rooms are open to international cinema including all genres, fiction, [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Aguilar de Campóo, Spain



 
 
 

 
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Published: 16 Mar 2024
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Ibizacinefest - 9º Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Ibiza

Deadline: 12 Jan 2025

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The 8th edition of the International Independent Film Festival of Ibiza has developed several seus in the 5 municipalities of the Island, for first time with institutional support from the 5 City Councils, and the online version on the Filmin platform. The institutional support in Ibiza is total by adding the Departments of Culture and Tourism of the Consell Insular of Ibiza more various private sponsors in the Island.

Ibizacinefest has renewed its commitment to Ibiza and culture with a program of 132 national and international titles, exclusive premieres in Spain and with 90% of premieres in the Balearic Islands, targeted activities to professionals, shortfilms contests to discover and boost the local and Balearic talent, educational program with special screenings per [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Ibiza, Spain



 
 
 
 
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Published: 15 Mar 2024
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TEHRAN International Short Film Festival

Deadline: 05 Sep 2024

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In the name of the most supreme artist, the loving God.

TISFF, known as one of the world's most significant, renowned, and prestigious short film events and also an OSCARS® Qualifying short film festival, has been held for 40 consecutive years by IYCS.

IYCS is probably the world’s biggest and most comprehensive center for short film production and filmmaking training, with over 80 branches and a family of 250 thousand filmmakers and film graduates! Many of its graduates, rank among the top celebrated filmmakers in the world.

IYCS supports the production of more than 1,000 short films annually and trains more than 7,000 young filmmakers annually.

It has been winning numerous awards at prestigious international film festivals over the past four decades.

After holding and [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Tehran, Iran