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MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival

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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 [...]








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Logo of Bogota Film Festival
Published: 02 Dec 2019
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Does NOT have submission fees
Short films
Feature films



Bogota Film Festival

Deadline: 15 May 2020

Call for entries

HIGHLIGHTED

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

Internationally, the Festival will award the Best Film, among the first three feature films of a director who has not yet made the fourth, with the Pre-Columbian Circle in its Gold, Silver and Bronze categories and the Pre-Columbian Gold Circle for Best Director, Best Social Documentary, Art and the Environment., Among the first three films. At the national level, the Pre-Columbian Gold Circle will be awarded for Best Colombian Film short and feature films.

Sidebars: International Short Films, Animation, Sacred Films, Films for Children.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Other  Experimental



Bogotá, Colombia



 
 
 
 
Logo of MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival
Published: 02 Dec 2019
Film festival
 Has submission fees
Short films



MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival

Deadline: 31 Jul 2020

Call for entries

OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

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 FIDBA International Documentary Film Festival
Published: 03 Nov 2019
Film festival
 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films



Fidba, Festival Internacional De Cine Documental de Buenos Aires

Deadline: 17 Aug 2020

Call for entries

HIGHLIGHTED

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

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 Tirana International Film Festival
Published: 19 Oct 2019
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 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films



Tirana International Film Festival

Deadline: 23 Jun 2020

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OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is the first international film festival and the only of its kind in Albania. This extraordinary cultural event created in 2003 is one of the most important cinematic event in Balkans.

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 cinema-language-communication week.

TIFF aims to create a friendly space for film artists and cinema enthusiasts from Albania, Europe and the entire world to come together and share their linked passion and [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Tirana, Albania



 
 
 

 
Logo of Insomnia International Animation Film Festival
Published: 08 Oct 2019
Film festival
Does NOT have submission fees
Short films



Insomnia International Animation Film Festival

Deadline: 31 May 2020

Call for entries

EUROPEAN ANIMATION AWARDS Qualifier

International Festival

Short film festival

Insomnia International Animation Film Festival is the first Russian noncommercial open-air animation festival. Annually, on summer we find a meadow, build screens, meet guests and show best animation within a couple of nights.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Moscow, Russia



 
 
 
 
Logo of Curtas Vila do Conde IFF
Published: 02 Oct 2019
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 Has submission fees
Short films



Curtas Vila do Conde IFF

Deadline: 07 May 2020

Call for entries

EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS Qualifier

International Festival

Short film festival

Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival is one of the most prestigious film festivals in Portugal, reaching its 29th edition in 2021.

Assuming as main objective the promotion and diffusion of cinematographic and audio-visual works, selected according to a 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 2020 or 2021, 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



 
 
 

 
Logo of Short Film Showcase Vila de Noia
Published: 29 Aug 2019
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Does NOT have submission fees
Short films



Mostra de Curtas Vila de Noia

Deadline: 28 Sep 2019

Call for entries

GOYA Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

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  Music Video



NOIA, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival
Published: 18 Aug 2019
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 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films



Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Jun 2020

Call for entries

OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

"One of the Best International Film Festivals and top 10 Short Film Festivals in the United States. The RIIFF provides the kind of intimate festival experience that will change your life. Don't miss it. "
Chris Gore, The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide

Now in its 25th year, the FLICKERS' RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL celebrates the independent spirit in film and has become a haven for independent filmmakers from throughout the world. In 2019, the Festival presented 321 films representing works that were shot and produced in 51 countries. There were 93 World Premieres and US/North American Premieres. Attending the Festival were 347 filmmakers, producers, cast and crew.

FLICKERS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization that supports and promotes the film [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Providence, United States



 
 
 

 
Logo of Mammoth Lakes Film Festival
Published: 16 Aug 2019
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 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films



Mammoth Lakes Film Festival

Deadline: 05 Mar 2020

Call for entries

HIGHLIGHTED

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

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  Music Video



Mammoth lakes, United States



 
 
 
 
Logo of Octubre corto
Published: 16 Apr 2019
Film festival
Does NOT have submission fees
Short films



Octubre corto

Deadline: 17 Jun 2019

Call for entries

GOYA Qualifiers

Short film festival

ONLY FOR FILMMAKERS FROM SPAIN

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Arnedo, Spain