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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 ZIFF - ZINEBI FIRST FILM (opera prima)
Published: 16 Mar 2021
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ZIFF - ZINEBI FIRST FILM (opera prima)

Deadline: 12 Sep 2021

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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 celebrates its 63rd edition from the 12th through the 19th of November, 2021.

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



Bilbao, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of ReAnimania International Animation Film & Comics Art Festival of Yerevan
Published: 08 Mar 2021
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ReAnimania International Animation Film & Comics Art Festival of Yerevan

Deadline: 30 Sep 2021

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NEW - Please read carefully about ReAON (ReAnimania ONline Animation Film Festival).

ReAnimania International Animation Film Festival of Yerevan was founded by cartoonist, painter and animator Vrej Kassouny in 2008.

Armenia’s history in animation had begun 70 years prior, with the release of the first Armenian film, Lev Atamanov’s (né Levon Atamanyan) The Dog and the Cat in 1938.

In striving to honor the craft in both spirit and in name, the Festival has since reintroduced the art of animated filmmaking to Armenian audiences.

The festival includes a selection of highly anticipated non-commercial features and shorts with 15 in-competition and non-competition programs and a Market Forum for Animation Professionals (MARANI). The festival also offers an array of practical [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation



Yerevan, Armenia



 
 
 

 
Logo of Festival de Málaga
Published: 03 Mar 2021
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Festival de Málaga

Deadline: 01 Apr 2021

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1. OBJECTIVES

The objectives of Festival de Málaga are to disseminate and promote Spanish films and their general cultural sphere. In this sense, the Festival is also a platform for Latin American film productions. Its functions include hosting an event for the different professional sectors of films in Spanish (construed as films produced in Spain and all of Latin America, including Brazil) to boost their development and promote international sales.

In compliance with these objectives, the 25th Edition of Festival de Málaga will be held from the 18th to the 27th of March 2022.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation



Málaga, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of LesGaiCineMad Madrid International LGBTI+ Film Festival
Published: 02 Mar 2021
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Lesgaicinemad Festival Internacional De Cine LGBTI+ De Madrid

Deadline: 15 Aug 2021

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LesGaiCineMad Madrid International LGBTI+ Film Festival is a LGTBI Film Festival in seen in Spanish Speaking countries. The inaugural edition was held in 1996. With an estimated audience of more than 14,000 spectators, it is a well attended festival by members of the Community of Madrid and is covered by the Spanish Press.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Experimental



Madrid, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of American Documentary And Animation Film Festival (AmDocs)
Published: 27 Feb 2021
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American Documentary And Animation Film Festival (AmDocs)

Deadline: 11 Jan 2022

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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  Experimental



Palm Springs, United States



 
 
 
 
Logo of Screamfest® Horror Film Festival
Published: 22 Feb 2021
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Screamfest® Horror Film Festival

Deadline: 24 Aug 2021

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Welcome filmmakers and screenwriters,
Screamfest® Film Festival supports independent filmmakers and creative writers. We provided a safe physical Drive-In festival in 2020, so you can be assured in submitting to Screamfest at any time.

We are planning a physical festival at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Los Angeles for our 21st year this October as scheduled. Our goal is to promote your stories for fans and industry alike.

Some of the largest horror online publications have called it the "Sundance of Horror." Moviemaker Magazine's 50 Best Genre Fests in the World 2021, 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 [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Experimental



Beverly Hills, United States



 
 
 

 
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Published: 02 Feb 2021
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Festival de Cine de Terror de Molins de Rei

Deadline: 15 Aug 2021

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Molins Film Festival was established in 1973 in Molins de Rei (Barcelona). In October-November 2021 we will hold the 40th edition.

Known as TerrorMolins, the Festival consists of a competitive Feature Films Official Sections, Short Films Official Section, Retrospectives, Documentaries, Live shows, Workshops, Networking/Pitching, projections for high-schools, projections for children... and one of the oldest horror movies marathon in the world, our 12 Hours Horror Movies Marathon (1973) ...

MHFF - Molins Horror Film Festival is one of the oldest festivals dedicated solely to horror in Spain and in Europe. The Festival is a member of the Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF).

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Molins de Rei, Spain



 
 
 
 
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Published: 18 Dec 2020
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Cortogenia

Deadline: 10 Sep 2021

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Cortogenia is short film festival held all year along.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Madrid, Spain



 
 
 

 
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Published: 26 Nov 2020
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International Animation Film Festival (IAFF) Golden Kuker- Sofia

Deadline: 28 Feb 2021

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CHECK OUT NANCY DENNEY-PHELPS' ARTICLE ABOUT
THE GOLDEN KUKER FESTIVAL HERE
https://www.awn.com/blog/11th-golden-kuker-international-animation-festival-1-6-september-2020-sofia-bulgaria

The International Animation Film Festival (IAFF) Golden Kuker- Sofia run for the first time in October 2010 in Sofia. Named after Proyko Proykov (legendary Bulgarian animator) it is the first animation festival from the new century. One of the most attractive events in the arts calendar of Bulgaria takes place every spring in May. It is organised by the Bulgarian Association of The Independent Artists and Cartoon Animators an NGO chaired by Mrs. Nadezhda Slavova (cartoon artist, director, filmmaker and author of numerous animation films). The Association aims to connect animators, support their [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Sofia, Bulgaria



 
 
 
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Published: 02 Nov 2020
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MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival

Deadline: 31 Jul 2021

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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