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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: 03 Nov 2019
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FIDBA International Documentary Film Festival

Deadline: 17 Aug 2020

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International 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 [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Other  Experimental



Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina



 
 
 
 
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Published: 19 Oct 2019
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Tirana International Film Festival

Deadline: 23 Jun 2020

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TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is the first international film festival and the only of its kind in Albania. This extraordinary cultural event created in 2003 is one of the most important cinematic event in Balkans.

TIFF aims to create in Albania, as well as in the region, a cultural center of worldwide alternative and independent cinema. Albania is a solar, enthusiastic and friendly country and besides the “strong competition” TIFF aims at the same time to be a meeting point of cultures, where people of Tirana, the guests and all those who love films will have a cinema-language-communication week.

TIFF aims to create a friendly space for film artists and cinema enthusiasts from Albania, Europe and the entire world to come together and share their linked passion and [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Other  Experimental



Tirana, Albania



 
 
 

 
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Published: 16 Oct 2019
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IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival

Deadline: 01 Apr 2020

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OSCAR Qualifiers

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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 18 – 26 September 2020 in the beautiful seaside city of Varna.

The program will consist of the following main components:

• Professional competitive programme

• Student competitive [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Other  Experimental



Sofia, Bulgaria



 
 
 
 
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Published: 12 Oct 2019
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FESTIVAL DE CINE DE ALICANTE

Deadline: 22 Mar 2020

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GOYA Qualifiers

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The 17th edition of the Alicante Film Festival will be held in October 2020 (final dates to be determined) and will be open to filmmakers worldwide.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Other  Experimental



Alicante, Spain



 
 
 

 
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Published: 08 Oct 2019
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Insomnia International Animation Film Festival

Deadline: 31 May 2020

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EUROPEAN ANIMATION AWARDS Qualifier

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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  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Moscow, Russia



 
 
 
 
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Published: 02 Oct 2019
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Curtas Vila do Conde IFF

Deadline: 07 May 2020

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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  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Vila do Conde, Portugal



 
 
 

 
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Published: 05 Sep 2019
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Raindance Film Festival

Deadline: 29 May 2020

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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  Other  Experimental  Music Video



London, United Kingdom



 
 
 
 
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Published: 29 Aug 2019
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Mostra de Curtas Vila de Noia

Deadline: 28 Sep 2019

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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  Music Video



NOIA, Spain



 
 
 

 
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Published: 18 Aug 2019
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Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Jun 2020

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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 24th 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 [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Providence, United States



 
 
 
 
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Published: 06 Aug 2019
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아시아나국제단편영화제 ( Asiana International Short Film Festival)

Deadline: 23 Aug 2019

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HIGHLIGHTED

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The 18th Asiana International Short Film Festival (AISFF2020) is presented by the AISFF Executive Committee.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Jongno-gu, South Korea