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LA Shorts International Film Festival

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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 OSCARS®, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts BAFTA and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television (ACCT) presenters of the Canadian Screen Awards.

60 LA Shorts filmmakers have earned Academy Award® nominations, with 15 taking home the Oscar.

Celebrating 25 years, LA Shorts is the longest-running short film festival in Los Angeles. The festival screens over 300 films and attracts over 10,000 attendees each year including Hollywood industry professionals and emerging independent filmmakers.

LA Shorts is an official qualifying event for the British Academy [...]








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Logo of Screamfest Horror Film Festival
Published: 26 Mar 2020
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Screamfest Horror Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Aug 2020

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MELIES Qualifiers

International Festival

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Feature film festival

Hello filmmakers and screenwriters,
Screamfest Film Festival supports independent filmmakers and creative writers. COVID-19 has not changed our support for you. We held our 20th edition drive-in style. We are planning on having our 21st annual festival live in October as scheduled while promoting your stories for fans and industry alike. If theatres are still closed we will do drive-in style again. Our film and screenplay competitions are open and we will continue to accept your work. Stay healthy!
Best,
Screamfest team
info@screamfestla.com

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 [...]

 Fiction  Fantastic  Terror



Beverly Hills, United States



 
 
 
 
Logo of Elche International Independent Film Festival
Published: 24 Mar 2020
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Does NOT have submission fees
Short films



Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Elche

Deadline: 27 Apr 2020

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GOYA Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

The Elche International Independent Film Festival, organized by Mediterraneo Foundation's main objective is to offer a cultural space to filmmakers and moviegoers.

In a constant commitment to the promotion of culture and supporting emerging values of cinema, focusing on innovation, public conversation with the authors and the elimination of technological compete when barriers and vote.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror



Elche, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival
Published: 21 Mar 2020
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Festival européen du film fantastique de Strasbourg

Deadline: 15 Jun 2020

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MELIES Qualifiers

International Festival

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The Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival is organised by Les Films du Spectre, a non-profit making association dedicated to genre cinema, which includes fantasy, horror, science-fiction and thrillers.

In addition to the Festival’s international prizes, as a member of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation, it also awards the Silver Méliès for the best European fantastic film.


 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Strasbourg, France



 
 
 
 
Logo of Zinebi International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao
Published: 17 Mar 2020
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Does NOT have submission fees
Short films



Zinebi Festival Internacional De Cine Documental y Cortometraje De Bilbao

Deadline: 15 Jul 2020

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OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

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 61st edition from the 8th up to the 15th of November, 2019.

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  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Bilbao, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of American Documentary And Animation Film Festival (AmDocs)
Published: 17 Mar 2020
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American Documentary And Animation Film Festival (AmDocs)

Deadline: 12 Jan 2021

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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  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Palm Springs, United States



 
 
 
 
Logo of SITGES - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia
Published: 17 Mar 2020
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SITGES - Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya

Deadline: 15 Jul 2020

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Feature film festival

The SITGES - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia is a specialized, competitive fantastic genre Festival in accordance with the regulations established by the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations). The Festival has also been declared a “Qualified Festival” by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® in the United States. This means that those shorts winning the awards for “Best Short Film” in the Official Fantàstic Selection and “Best Short Film” in the Anima’t category will automatically be taken into consideration by the Hollywood Academy Awards® selection committee.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Sitges, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of Guadalajara Solidarity Film Festival
Published: 16 Mar 2020
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Does NOT have submission fees
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Festival de Cine Solidario de Guadalajara

Deadline: 15 May 2020

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GOYA Qualifiers

Short film festival

This edition does not admit films from abroad Spain

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Guadalajara, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of Cinespaña, Festival du Film Espagnol de Toulouse
Published: 10 Mar 2020
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Does NOT have submission fees
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Cinespaña, Festival du Film Espagnol de Toulouse

Deadline: 03 Jul 2020

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HIGHLIGHTED

International Festival

Feature film festival

ONLY FOR SPANISH PRODUCTIONS

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Toulouse, France



 
 
 

 
Logo of The 21th Seoul International ALT Cinema & Media Festival
Published: 06 Mar 2020
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Short films
Feature films



The 21th Seoul International ALT Cinema & Media Festival

Deadline: 12 Apr 2020

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HIGHLIGHTED

International Festival

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Feature film festival

Seoul International ALT Cinema & media arts Festival (NeMaf) is the annual festival that shows media-based art with innovative spirit in its themes and forms.

The types of works we show include single-channel video arts, media arts, documentaries, found-footage films, essay films, experimental films, and so on. It takes place at multiple cinemas around Seoul.

It has been founded and showcased more than 2,000 media-based works and discovered 1,000 artists since it was founded in 2000.

NeMaf now opens for submissions and seeks innovative films and media art works.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Seoul, South Korea



 
 
 
Logo of Octubre corto
Published: 04 Mar 2020
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Does NOT have submission fees
Short films



Octubre corto

Deadline: 31 May 2020

Call for entries

GOYA Qualifiers

Short film festival

ONLY FOR FILMMAKERS FROM SPAIN

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Arnedo, Spain