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American Documentary And Animation Film Festival (AmDocs)

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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.








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Logo of Mecal Pro,  23rd Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival
Published: 11 Apr 2018
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Mecal Pro, 23rd Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Dec 2018

Call for entries

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  Experimental



Barcelona, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of ReAnimania International Animation Film & Comics Art Festival of Yerevan
Published: 16 Jan 2018
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ReAnimania International Animation Film & Comics Art Festival of Yerevan

Deadline: 15 Aug 2018

Call for entries

EUROPEAN ANIMATION AWARDS Qualifier

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

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  Fantastic  Terror  Experimental



Yerevan, Armenia



 
 
 

 
Logo of BIFFF (Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival)
Published: 18 Oct 2017
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BIFFF - Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival

Deadline: 31 Dec 2017

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

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Experimental



Bruxelles, Belgium



 
 
 
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Published: 02 Oct 2017
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부산국제단편영화제 - Busan International Short Film Festival

Deadline: 22 Jan 2018

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OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Busan International Short Film Festival (BISFF) was launched in 1980 as the Korean Short Film Festival.

It was the first short film festival to appear in Korea and will be held its 38th in 2021.

BISFF will be a remarkable opportunity for professionals and enthusiasts from across the nation and the around the world.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Busan, South Korea



 
 

 
Logo of Mammoth Lakes Film Festival
Published: 29 Sep 2017
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Mammoth Lakes Film Festival

Deadline: 05 Mar 2018

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HIGHLIGHTED

International Festival

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We are the U.S. west coast premier destination festival for films such as fest favorites like Damsel starring Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska, to world premiere new discoveries like Netflix favorite Abducted in Plain Sight and many more.

We are dedicated to discovering and supporting the next generation of filmmakers. There’s a reason MovieMaker magazine has named Mammoth Lakes Film Festival as one of the “Top 50 Film Festival’s Worth Your Entry Fee” for the last five years in a row¬: We put our filmmakers first!

Last year we focused on bringing top-level press to the festival to get maximum exposure for our filmmakers. Past attending press and industry professionals included Variety, Hollywood Reporter, The LA Times, A24, MovieMaker Magazine, Indie Wire, and more.

The [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Mammoth lakes, United States



 
 
 
 
Logo of European Short Film Festival of Bordeaux
Published: 02 Sep 2017
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Festival Européen du Court Métrage de Bordeaux

Deadline: 11 Feb 2018

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HIGHLIGHTED

International Festival

Short film festival

Date and location
The 24th session of the European Short Film Festival of Bordeaux will take place on March the 16th and 17th 2021 at the UGC CinéCité cinema in Bordeaux, in partnership with this very cinema.

Goals
The European Short Film Festival of Bordeaux aims at promoting the short film format to the Région Aquitaine's audience. It eases the access to cinema for all generations, young people and elderly included. It helps directors coming from whole Europe to be discovered, and is a good way to meet and appreciate cultural differences. This is somehow a springboard amidst the film industry thanks to the jury influence, no matter if the participants are mere enthusiasts or professionals.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Talence, France



 
 
 

 
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Published: 28 Jul 2017
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Festival de Málaga

Deadline: 15 Jan 2018

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GOYA Qualifiers

International Festival

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Soon.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Málaga, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of Gijon International Film Festival
Published: 15 Jul 2017
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Festival Internacional De Cine De Gijón

Deadline: 20 Sep 2017

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OSCAR Qualifiers

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GIJÓN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (FICX), aims to showcase a wide and varied selection of auteur cinema currently being produced worldwide and especially focused on innovative films and emerging filmmakers. High quality, personal, young in its shape, edgy and independent cinema at a creative level. During its selection process, the Festival will prioritise those works of interest that have their World, International, European or Spanish premiere at FICX.

Acknowledged as “Specialized Festival” by the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Association)

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Gijón, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of Brussels Short Film Festival
Published: 14 Jun 2017
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Brussels Short Film Festival

Deadline: 28 Jan 2018

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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



Brussels, Belgium



 
 
 
 
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Published: 02 Jun 2017
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The Pan African Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Nov 2017

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OSCAR Qualifiers

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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 [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Los Angeles, United States