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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 CARTOONCLUB INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION CINEMA, COMICS AND GAMES
Published: 26 Nov 2019
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Does NOT have submission fees
Short films



CARTOONCLUB INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION CINEMA, COMICS AND GAMES

Deadline: 10 Apr 2020

Call for entries

EUROPEAN ANIMATION AWARDS Qualifier

International Festival

Short film festival

Cartoon Club – International Festival of Animation Cinema, Comics and Games, now at its 38th edition, is one of the best known festivals in the Italian scene.

It is a remarkable window for animation works, short films in particular – fiction, educational, experimental, computer graphic – and with a whole section solely dedicated to comics: Riminicomix.

The Festival features SHORT ANIMATED FILMS in various sections:

Cartoon Club Award, open to short animated films made by professional filmmakers and production companies.

XXV Signor Rossi Award, open to animated films made by secondary school and university students, and by the students of animation film schools.

Cartoon Kids Award, among the submitted films the Festival direction will select, at its own discretion, some [...]

 Animation



Rimini, Italy



 
 
 
 
Logo of Biografilm Festival | International Celebration of Lives
Published: 06 Nov 2019
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Short films
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Biografilm Festival | International Celebration of Lives

Deadline: 31 Mar 2020

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HIGHLIGHTED

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

Biografilm Festival | International Celebration of Lives is known internationally as the cinematic event entirely dedicated to life stories and to quality cinema. Biografilm Festival is organised by the Fanatic About Festivals association, under the Artistic Direction of Leena Pasanen.

For the upcoming 18th edition of Biografilm Festival we are pleased to officially launch the call for both national and international films to participate in the Festival in Bologna 10-20 June 2022.

For more detailed information regarding the event, programmes from previous editions, news about the upcoming edition and about Biografilm’s activity throughout the year, we kindly invite you to visit the Festival’s website: www.biografilm.it/en/

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation



Bologna, Italy



 
 
 

 
Logo of FIDBA International Documentary Film Festival
Published: 03 Nov 2019
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FIDBA International Documentary Film Festival

Deadline: 17 Aug 2020

Call for entries

HIGHLIGHTED

International Festival

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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  Other  Experimental



Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina



 
 
 
 
Logo of Busan International Short Film Festival
Published: 22 Oct 2019
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Short films



Busan International Short Film Festival

Deadline: 06 Jan 2020

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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 39th in 2022.

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

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Other  Experimental



Busan, South Korea



 
 
 

 
Logo of Tirana International Film Festival
Published: 19 Oct 2019
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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  Other  Experimental



Tirana, Albania



 
 
 
 
Logo of MEDINA FILM FESTIVAL
Published: 17 Oct 2019
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Semana de Cine de Medina del Campo

Deadline: 08 Jan 2020

Call for entries

GOYA Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Medina Film Festival (SECIME) is one of the most consolidated events in the national film scene, identified as one of the major references for the promotion and dissemination of short films. It has managed to forge itself as a festival with its own personality, betting equally on emerging talent as well as on the most consolidated trajectories.

The festival is synonymous with commitment to the short film, placing itself at the epicenter of an audiovisual offer endorsed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Spain as one of the key festivals in the pre-selection of candidates for the Goya Awards. In addition to having since 2016 with the recognition of the AIC (Short Film Industry Association).

Its offer encompasses six competitions at both national and [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Medina del Campo, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of ShorTS - International Film Festival / Maremetraggio
Published: 10 Oct 2019
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ShorTS - International Film Festival / Maremetraggio

Deadline: 21 Feb 2020

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HIGHLIGHTED

International Festival

Short film festival

The Maremetraggio Association continues on its path, organising a festival which has reached its 23rd year. ShorTS IFF, organised by our own association, is divided in Maremetraggio section, dedicated to shorts from all over the world; ShorTS Virtual Reality Section, dedicated to the virtual short; Shorter Kids'n'Teens section, dedicated to short films for school aged children (6-15)and Nuove Impronte section, dedicated to feature films by up-and-coming authors (only by invitation).

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Trieste, Italy



 
 
 
 
Logo of ShorTS - International Film Festival / Maremetraggio
Published: 09 Oct 2019
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Short films



ShorTS - International Film Festival / Maremetraggio

Deadline: 28 Feb 2020

Call for entries

HIGHLIGHTED

International Festival

Short film festival

The Maremetraggio Association continues on its path, organising a festival which has reached its 23rd year. ShorTS IFF, organised by our own association, is divided in Maremetraggio section, dedicated to shorts from all over the world; ShorTS Virtual Reality Section, dedicated to the virtual short; Shorter Kids'n'Teens section, dedicated to short films for school aged children (6-15)and Nuove Impronte section, dedicated to feature films by up-and-coming authors (only by invitation).

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Trieste, Italy



 
 
 

 
Logo of Curtas Vila do Conde IFF
Published: 02 Oct 2019
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Curtas Vila do Conde IFF

Deadline: 07 May 2020

Call for entries

OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival is one of the most prestigious film festivals in Portugal, reaching its 20th edition in 2022.

Assuming as the main objective the promotion and diffusion of cinematographic and audio-visual works, selected according to quality criteria, Curtas Vila do Conde focus on the discovery of new films and filmmakers and also on the recognized legacy of Cinema.

Short film competitions with animations, documentaries, fiction films, experimental films, and music videos, produced in 2021 or 2022, 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 ShorTS - International Film Festival / Maremetraggio
Published: 18 Sep 2019
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Short films



ShorTS - International Film Festival / Maremetraggio

Deadline: 28 Feb 2020

Call for entries

HIGHLIGHTED

International Festival

Short film festival

The Maremetraggio Association continues on its path, organising a festival which has reached its 23rd year. ShorTS IFF, organised by our own association, is divided in Maremetraggio section, dedicated to shorts from all over the world; ShorTS Virtual Reality Section, dedicated to the virtual short; Shorter Kids'n'Teens section, dedicated to short films for school aged children (6-15)and Nuove Impronte section, dedicated to feature films by up-and-coming authors (only by invitation).

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Trieste, Italy