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Brussels Short Film Festival

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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.








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Logo of Milano International Film Festival Awards
Published: 27 Nov 2018
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Milano International Film Festival Awards

Deadline: 28 Sep 2019

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HIGHLIGHTED

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MIFF (from English acronym for Milan International Film Festival), nicknamed by the press as the "Milanese Sundance", has been recognized and distinguished as the official International Cinema exhibition festival of Milan. MIFF existed as a conventional film festival for 10 years, until 2010, when MIFF reinvented itself as MIFF Awards, a brand new genre in the sphere of film events that featured an avant-garde format pointed at the best of the best through a tough Winner category's selection.

An high recognition formula specifically designed to make independent filmmakers - and their films - more successful and marketable. A new and unique film event concept based on the traditional award "Nomination" categories selection format - originated by the Academy of Motion Picture, [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Experimental



Milano, Italy



 
 
 
Logo of FIDBA International Documentary Film Festival
Published: 09 Nov 2018
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Festival Internacional de Cine Documental, FIDBA

Deadline: 01 Aug 2019

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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  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina



 
 
 

 
Logo of MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival
Published: 26 Oct 2018
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MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival

Deadline: 31 Jul 2019

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During one week of the year over 100,000 film-lovers gather in over 400 Cinemas across 6 Continents to view and vote on the Finalists Films' in the Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival - MANHATTAN SHORT is more than just one of the largest short film festivals in the world....it's the World's First Global Film Festival.

If making short films is about getting your work out there, nothing compares to MANHATTAN SHORT.

Every Film Selected is eligible to enter the Oscars:
MANHATTAN SHORT does a full week's run in a cinema in Los Angeles, California. This theater booking means all ten finalists in the 2020 MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival will be eligible to enter the Oscar competition for 2021.

MANHATTAN SHORT is now in compliance with the rules governing the Oscar Awards set forth [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



NYC, United States



 
 
 
 
Logo of Short Film Showcase Vila de Noia
Published: 14 Sep 2018
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Mostra de Curtas Vila de Noia

Deadline: 26 Oct 2018

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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



NOIA, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of CORTADA, Vitoria-Gasteiz  Short Film Festival
Published: 13 Jul 2018
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Cortada Festival De Cortometrajes De Vitoria - Gasteiz

Deadline: 10 Sep 2018

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Short film festival

“CORTADA 2020”
XXIV FESTIVAL DE CORTOMETRAJES DE VITORIA-GASTEIZ
UPV/EHU Campus de Álava
Vitoria-Gasteiz

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain



 
 
Logo of Almería International Film Festival
Published: 11 Jul 2018
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Festival Internacional de Cine de Almería

Deadline: 10 Aug 2018

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The 19th Almería International Film Festival will be held in Almería (Spain), in order to promote the province of Almeria through the strengthening the historical links of the province with the audiovisual industry and culture, from Saturday 14th November to Saturday 21st November 2019. The Festival is organized by Almería Provincial Council.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Almería, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of Brussels Short Film Festival
Published: 05 Jul 2018
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Brussels Short Film Festival

Deadline: 27 Jan 2019

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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



 
 
 
 
Logo of The Pan African Film Festival
Published: 29 Jun 2018
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The Pan African Film Festival

Deadline: 05 Nov 2018

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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



 
 
 

 
Logo of FICA International Short Film Festival
Published: 20 Jun 2018
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Festival Internacional De Cortometrajes De Aguilar De Campóo - Fica

Deadline: 14 Sep 2018

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 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Aguilar de Campóo, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of Gijon International Film Festival
Published: 16 Jun 2018
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Festival Internacional De Cine De Gijón

Deadline: 19 Sep 2018

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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