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The Pan African Film Festival

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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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Published: 02 Oct 2019
Film festival
 Has submission fees
Short films



Curtas Vila do Conde IFF

Deadline: 07 May 2020

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 20th edition in 2022.

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 recognized legacy of Cinema.

Short film competitions with animations, documentaries, fiction films, experimental films, and music videos, produced in 2021 or 2022, 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  Experimental  Music Video



Vila do Conde, Portugal



 
 
 
 
Logo of BIFFF (Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival)
Published: 02 Sep 2019
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BIFFF - Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival

Deadline: 19 Jan 2020

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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 100 shorts in World, International, European or Belgian premiere.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Experimental  Music Video



Bruxelles, Belgium



 
 
 

 
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Published: 22 Aug 2019
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Festival Internacional de Cine de Lebu 22

Deadline: 10 Oct 2019

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OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

It will take place in the city of Lebu, Capital of the Province of Arauco, and in the cities of Cañete and Concepción in the Bío Bío Region, Chile, from February 18 to 27, 2022. With Sub-headquarters in Spain, Cuba, Argentina and Guatemala, replica in Santiago in the Mapocho Station Cultural Center, GAM, Violeta Parra Museum and Chileactores. Since 2018, CINELEBU is the only festival in Chile Qualifier of Short Films for the Oscar® Awards in the categories, International Animation, Regional Fiction and International Fiction.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Lebu, Chile



 
 
 
 
Logo of European Short Film Festival of Bordeaux
Published: 21 Aug 2019
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Festival Européen du Court Métrage de Bordeaux

Deadline: 03 Feb 2020

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International Festival

Short film festival

DATE AND LOCATION
The 25th edition of the European Short Film Festival of Bordeaux will take place from March 24th to 25th 2022. The projection nights will take place at the UGC Ciné-Cité cinema in Bordeaux. Dates are likely to change.
Additionally, the short films will be available during eight days, from March 28th to April 4th on the platform CinéCapsule, which is an online broadcasting platform for Festivals, available for about a week everywhere in France. These broadcasts are subject to the conditions of the CinéCapsule platform.Dates are likely to change.


GOALS
The European Short Film Festival of Bordeaux aims to promote the short film format to the Région Aquitaine's audience. It facilitates the access to cinema for a large public, from all ages. It also supports [...]

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Talence, France



 
 
 

 
Logo of Festival de Málaga
Published: 07 Aug 2019
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Festival de Málaga

Deadline: 15 Dec 2019

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GOYA Qualifiers

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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  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Málaga, Spain



 
 
 
 
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Published: 10 Jul 2019
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Brussels Short Film Festival

Deadline: 26 Jan 2020

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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: 12 Jun 2019
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The Pan African Film Festival

Deadline: 20 Dec 2019

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OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

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



 
 
 
 
Logo of Cinequest Film & VR Festival
Published: 02 Jun 2019
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Feature films



Cinequest Film & VR Festival

Deadline: 15 Nov 2019

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OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

Cinequest was voted Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers. Cinequest programs 85-90% of its festival from paid submissions annually, the highest percentage of the world's most influential film festivals.

"I think the most important thing about Cinequest is it's definitely the first time I've ever come to a festival where my immediate reaction is, 'What do I have to do to be invited back?' and that's not normally my reaction. It's a perfect film festival in a glorious place." - Neil Gaiman, Maverick Spirit Award Winner

Cinequest Film & VR Festival (CQFF) will occur both Live in San Jose / Silicon Valley and Globally via its proprietary Virtual platform. Cinequest has been a leader in building community, audiences, and opportunity for film and filmed media via groundbreaking [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



San Jose, United States



 
 
 

 
Logo of Mecal Pro,  24th Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival
Published: 07 May 2019
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Short films



Mecal Pro, 24º Festival Internacional De Cortometrajes Y Animación De Barcelona

Deadline: 15 Dec 2019

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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



 
 
 
 
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Published: 30 Apr 2019
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Short films
Feature films



Festival Cine Zaragoza

Deadline: 29 Aug 2019

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GOYA Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

The Zaragoza Film Festival, founded in 1995 to create a cinematic activity in the city. At first his main title was the Young Filmmakers. Since 2007 its official name became the Zaragoza Film Festival.

Festival with various events, generalist and national character (although some of its events are international).

Starting in 2021, after celebrating the 25th edition of the Festival, we propose an evolution of the project, distributed throughout the year, we call it "A FESTIVAL THROUGHOUT THE YEAR". In this way, we propose our different Competitions in 4 blocks of Sections to be developed on different dates of the season. (Industry, Training, Social and Historical).

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Zaragoza, Spain