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Calling all independent filmmakers! Screamfest® Film Festival is back for its 24th annual 10-day event, showcasing the best in horror cinema from around the world. Held this October at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Los Angeles, our festival is a must-attend event for horror fans and industry professionals alike.

Don't just take our word for it - some of the biggest horror publications have dubbed us the 'Sundance of Horror.' Our festival has also been featured in Moviemaker Magazine's lists of 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee for 2023, 50 Best Genre Fests in the World 2021, 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee & 13 Film Festivals to Die For, and 30 Bloody Best Genre Fests in the World 2019.

As the largest and longest-running horror film festival in the United States, we [...]








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Logo of Almagro International Film Festival AIFF
Published: 24 Dec 2023
Film festival
 Has submission fees
Short films



Almagro International Film Festival AIFF

Deadline: 01 May 2024

Call for entries

GOYA Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

In 2018, Almagro International Film Festival -AIFF- born with the aim of establishing a useful platform for the promotion of the audiovisual industry: a space and time for dissemination and promotion of audiovisual content, transforming the city of Almagro into a meeting point for filmmakers, favoring the exchange of initiatives and promoting a market open to the development of new projects.

AIFF will provide a showcase for the most interesting short format projects done within the last recent months, constituting an standard of quality and high level of commitment to the society & culture of Audiovisual Arts. In addition, the Festival has opened an important window to formats created for online distribution, bringing support to one of the most active and emerging sectors of [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Almagro, Spain



 
 
 
 
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Published: 16 Dec 2023
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Short films
Feature films



Oldenburg International Film Festival

Deadline: 04 Jul 2024

Call for entries

HIGHLIGHTED

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

In 2021, “The Biggest Little Fest In Europe” was heralded as "One of the World's Leading Indie Film Fests"- The Hollywood Reporter

Rated among the top 5 Film Festivals worldwide for Independent Films by American film critic Chris Gore in his esteemed “Ultimate Film Festival Guide”, and ranked “Top 25 Coolest Festivals in the World” by MovieMaker, Oldenburg has fostered its success with a strong commitment to innovative and Independent filmmaking.

“If there's anything that could be considered the Promised Land of Independent Cinema in Europe today, it is Oldenburg.” - Accred - L'actualité des festivals de cinéma

Labelled ‘the German Sundance’ by Variety, Hollywood Reporter, and Screen International, amongst others, Oldenburg has evolved while preserving its intimate [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Oldenburg, Germany



 
 
 

 
Logo of LA Shorts International Film Festival
Published: 02 Dec 2023
Film festival
 Has submission fees
Short films



LA Shorts International Film Festival

Deadline: 31 May 2024

Call for entries

OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

LA Shorts International Film Festival ranks among the most prestigious and largest international short film festivals in the world.

The festival is accredited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences OSCAR®, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts BAFTA and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television (ACCT) presenters of the Canadian Screen Awards and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Spain (Goya Awards).

We are proud to have 66 filmmakers from LA Shorts earned an Academy Award® nomination.

Now in its 28th year, LA Shorts is the longest-running short film festival in Los Angeles. The festival screens over 350 films and attracts over 10,000 attendees each year including Hollywood industry professionals and emerging independent filmmakers.

 [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Burbank, United States



 
 
 
 
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Published: 03 Nov 2023
Film festival
 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films



Screamfest® Horror Film Festival

Deadline: 19 Aug 2024

Call for entries

MELIES Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

Calling all independent filmmakers! Screamfest® Film Festival is back for its 24th annual 10-day event, showcasing the best in horror cinema from around the world. Held this October at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Los Angeles, our festival is a must-attend event for horror fans and industry professionals alike.

Don't just take our word for it - some of the biggest horror publications have dubbed us the 'Sundance of Horror.' Our festival has also been featured in Moviemaker Magazine's lists of 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee for 2023, 50 Best Genre Fests in the World 2021, 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee & 13 Film Festivals to Die For, and 30 Bloody Best Genre Fests in the World 2019.

As the largest and longest-running horror film festival in the United States, we [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Beverly Hills, United States



 
 
 

 
Logo of Tirana International Film Festival
Published: 28 Oct 2023
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Short films
Feature films



Tirana International Film Festival

Deadline: 22 Jun 2024

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OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

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GENERAL INFORMATION

TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is the first international film festival created in 2003 as one of the most important cinematic events in Europe.

We are thrilled and honored to be approved as an official Academy Awards® and European Film Awards qualifying festival, it’s truly a tremendous opportunity for our filmmakers and future Best Short Film Award winners also for Student Academy Awards (SAA).

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 [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Tirana, Albania



 
 
 
 
Logo of Mecal Pro,  26th Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival
Published: 11 Aug 2023
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Short films



Mecal Pro, 26º Festival Internacional De Cortometrajes Y Animación De Barcelona

Deadline: 31 Mar 2024

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GOYA Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Mecal Pro, the Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival, will celebrate its 26th edition. The long history of MECAL PRO has consolidated it as one of the most important short film festivals in Europe and the world, thus receiving the support of local, national and international institutions. We have screened in 2023 more than 300 short films in 29 sections that we program.

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 [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Barcelona, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of Cortogenia International short film festival
Published: 09 Aug 2023
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Short films



Cortogenia

Deadline: 10 Sep 2023

Call for entries

GOYA Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Cortogenia is short film festival held all year along.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Madrid, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of Short Film Showcase Vila de Noia
Published: 03 Aug 2023
Film festival
Does NOT have submission fees
Short films



Mostra de Curtas Vila de Noia

Deadline: 30 Sep 2023

Call for entries

GOYA Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

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  Music Video



Noia, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of IBIZACINEFEST
Published: 28 Jul 2023
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Short films
Feature films



Ibizacinefest - 9º Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Ibiza

Deadline: 20 Jan 2024

Call for entries

GOYA Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

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  Music Video



Ibiza, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival
Published: 19 Jul 2023
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 Has submission fees
Short films



Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival

Deadline: 30 Apr 2024

Call for entries

OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival is one of the most prestigious film festivals in Portugal, reaching its 32nd edition in 2024.

Assuming as the main objective the promotion and diffusion of cinematographic and audio-visual works, selected according to 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 2023 or 2024, no longer than 60 minutes (exception made, under 30 minutes duration limit, for Curtinhas – youth and children; My Generation - competitive section aimed for teenagers; Take One! – student films; and music videos), preferably with subtitles in [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Vila do Conde, Portugal