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TEHRAN International Short Film Festival

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In the name of the most supreme artist, the loving God.

TISFF, known as one of the world's most significant, renowned, and prestigious short film events and also an OSCARS® Qualifying short film festival, has been held for 40 consecutive years by IYCS.

IYCS is probably the world’s biggest and most comprehensive center for short film production and filmmaking training, with over 80 branches and a family of 250 thousand filmmakers and film graduates! Many of its graduates, rank among the top celebrated filmmakers in the world.

IYCS supports the production of more than 1,000 short films annually and trains more than 7,000 young filmmakers annually.

It has been winning numerous awards at prestigious international film festivals over the past four decades.

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Logo of Pavez Awards :  Talavera de la Reina International Film Festival
Published: 18 Mar 2023
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Pavez Awards : Talavera de la Reina International Film Festival

Deadline: 16 Jun 2023

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GOYA Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

XI Edition Pávez Awards - Talavera de la Reina International Film Festival. From October 18 to 26, 2023.

GOYA AWARDS QUALIFYING FESTIVAL.

- Short films of Spanish or Ibero-American production and/or direction.

- Short films produced from January 1, 2023.

- Spanish spoken language or original language with spanish subtitles.

- Maximum running time: 30 minutes with credits included.

- They may not be hosted on free viewing online platforms.

- 5 competitive sections: National (Official Section), International (Ibero-America), Local (Talavera de la Reina), Animation and Documentary.

- 18 categories opting for a prize.

- 5700 euros in awards + 18 Pávez

- DCP required for Official, International and Local Section.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation



Talavera de la Reina, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of CineBH - Belo Horizonte International Film Festival
Published: 16 Mar 2023
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CineBH - Belo Horizonte International Film Festival

Deadline: 25 May 2023

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HIGHLIGHTED

International Festival

Feature film festival

CineBH - Festival Internacional de Cine de Belo Horizonte fue diseñado para develar la nueva cadena de producción audiovisual nacional e internacional, establecer una conexión con la producción audiovisual de la Grande BH, exhibir y hacer puentes e intercambios con la producción latinoamericana y contextualizar el mercado audiovisual – perfil, posibilidades, alternativas y la realidad de exhibición en Brasil en intercambio con el mundo y con la presencia de otros países. Es un espacio de formación y reflexión sobre la sustentabilidad del cine nacional, su capacidad de seducción del público, las posibilidades y la factibilidad de la coproducción internacional, las tendencias, los nuevos medios y tecnologías. El programa es gratuito y ofrece proyecciones de largo, medio y [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation



Belo Horizonte, Brazil



 
 
 

 
Logo of ZIFF - ZINEBI First Feature Length Film
Published: 15 Mar 2023
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ZIFF - ZINEBI First Feature Length Film

Deadline: 03 Sep 2023

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OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Feature film festival

ZINEBI- International Festival of Documentary adn Short Film of Bilbao

ZINEBI is the only Class A international festival in the documentary and short film category in Spain. It is accredited by the Hollywood Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifier for the Oscars, for the European Film Academy’s awards, for the British BAFTAs and for the Spanish Academy’s Goyas.

Created in 1959 by the Basque Institute of Hispanic Culture, attached to the Spanish Foreign Ministry, the International Ibero-American and Filipino International Documentary Film Contest (its original name) was devised to follow in the steps of San Sebastián, which had been set up six years earlier. It is the third oldest festival in the Spanish State, after San Sebastián and Valladolid, and the [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation



Bilbao, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of ZINEBI - International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao
Published: 15 Mar 2023
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ZINEBI - Festival Internacional de Cine Documental y Cortometraje de Bilbao

Deadline: 18 Jul 2023

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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 will celebrate its 66th edition from the 8th up to the 15th of November, 2024.

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



Bilbao, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of American Documentary And Animation Film Festival (Amdocs)
Published: 09 Mar 2023
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American Documentary And Animation Film Festival (Amdocs)

Deadline: 07 Jan 2024

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AmDocs is one of the largest Documentary and Animation 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



Palm Springs, United States



 
 
 
 
Logo of SITGES - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia
Published: 08 Mar 2023
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SITGES - Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya

Deadline: 17 Jul 2023

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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 Sax International Film Festival
Published: 02 Mar 2023
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Festival Internacional de Cine de Sax

Deadline: 01 Jun 2023

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Short film festival

Feature film festival

The International Film Festival of Sax, in the province of Alicante (Spain), Goya Awards qualifier, stems from the initiative of the filmmaker Miguel Herrero Herrero. Since its creation in 2006,
the festival has the support of Sax City Council but is also backed by: Generalitat Valenciana, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH), Universidad de Alicante, (UA), Diputación de Alicante, ... This, the fourteenth edition of the Film Festival, is the online special edition, a competition for the best short film and project feature films. Encounters and a Master Class for Filmmakers are held hosted by recognized professionals such as the actors Aldo Sambrell, Carlos Santos, Raúl García, Gonzalo García Pelayo, the composer Luis Ivars, the writer and critic Carlos Aguilar...

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Sax, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of 50 edition FILMETS Badalona Film Festival
Published: 02 Mar 2023
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FILMETS Badalona Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Jun 2023

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FILMETS Badalona Film Festival, is an international short film festival with 50 years of history. It is a reference festival in Catalonia awarded by the Barcelona Provincial Council and is a prescriber of the Goya awards.

Badalona celebrated the first edition of the old festival in 1971, on a biennial basis. The Amateur Cinema Section of the Museum was the entity that organized that international contest with the name 'Badalona World Amateur Cinema' and also held other contests such as Images (for members of the entity), the National Festival of Filmed Song (state wide) and the Religious Film and Human Values Contest (state wide). The entity collaborated with the main amateur film festivals in Catalonia, such as those held in Barcelona (Union of Amateur Filmmakers, the [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Badalona, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of Cinespaña, Festival du Film Espagnol & Portugais de Toulouse
Published: 02 Mar 2023
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29 Cinespaña, Festival Du Film Espagnol & Portugais De Toulouse

Deadline: 30 Jun 2023

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ONLY FOR SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE PRODUCTIONS

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Toulouse, France



 
 
 
 
Logo of Mexico International Short Film Festival - SHORTS MÉXICO
Published: 22 Feb 2023
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Shorts México - Festival Internacional De Cortometrajes De México

Deadline: 31 May 2023

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SHORTS MÉXICO CALL FOR ENTRIES – SUBMIT YOUR FILM

SHORTS MEXICO has become the biggest International short film festival in Latin America.

An exhibition platform specializing in short films. It promotes cinema creative expressions, diverse voices, distinctive and innovative visions, bold quality films from filmmakers from all over the world. At SHORTS MEXICO we encourage the growth and development of short films as well as the filmmakers.

SHORTS MEXICO - Mexico International Short Film Festival call for entries begins March 1st through May 31st ,2024 at 23:59 (CST) Mexico City. We are open to receive Short Films from all over the world inviting all production genres.

The 19th Edition of SHORTS MEXICO will be held from September 1st through the 30th 2024 in Mexico City. The [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, Mexico