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Brussels Short Film Festival

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Brussels Short Film Festival is an exhibition intended for lovers of cinema, 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 Tirana International Film Festival
Published: 03 Feb 2017
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Tirana International Film Festival

Deadline: 03 Aug 2017

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OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

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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 IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival
Published: 24 Jan 2017
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IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Sep 2017

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International Festival

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IN THE PALACE is an established international festival dedicated to short films, new media and digital arts up to 27 minutes in length.

The main purpose of the Festival is to present and promote the contemporary short film art form from Bulgaria, Europe, and the rest of the world. IN THE PALACE is an Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe (EFFE) Label holder, a Student Academy Award® Qualifying Festival, and an Academy Award®/Oscar® Qualifying Festival for shorts in the categories of Best Animation, Best Fiction and Best National Film.

17th IN THE PALACE will take place on 18 – 26 September 2020 in the beautiful seaside city of Varna.

The program will consist of the following main components:

• Professional competitive programme

• Student competitive [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Other  Experimental



Sofia, Bulgaria



 
 
 

 
Logo of Sant Joan D`Alacant Film Festival
Published: 17 Jan 2017
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Does NOT have submission fees
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Festival de Cine Sant Joan d’Alacant

Deadline: 31 Mar 2017

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GOYA Qualifiers

Short film festival

ONLY FOR SPANISH FILMMAKERS // SOLO PARA CINEASTAS ESPAÑOLES

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Sant Joan d’Alacant, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of CARTOONCLUB INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION CINEMA, COMICS AND GAMES
Published: 15 Jan 2017
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Cartoonclub Festival Internazionale del Cinema d’Animazione, del Fumetto e dei Games

Deadline: 30 May 2017

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EUROPEAN ANIMATION AWARDS Qualifier

International Festival

Short film festival

Cartoon Club – International Festival of Animation Cinema, Comics and Games, with its 36 years of existence, 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.
Furthermore, the festival features:
- exhibitions;
- educational and social projects;
- workshops in local schools;
- one of the most popular and entertaining Cosplay conventions in Italy.
- publication of books and catalogues.
The festival takes place in Rimini in various locations, from downtown to the beach, in the month of July.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Rimini, Italy



 
 
 

 
Logo of MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival
Published: 01 Dec 2016
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MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival

Deadline: 31 Jul 2017

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OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

During one week of the year over 100,000 film-lovers gather in over 300 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 NAFF - Neum Animated Film Festival
Published: 26 Nov 2016
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NAFF - Neum Animated Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Apr 2017

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EUROPEAN ANIMATION AWARDS Qualifier

International Festival

Short film festival

The tenders are invited for the Neum Animated Film Festival 2020.

The Tenders are invited for the participation in the Competition Part of Neum Animated Film festival 2020. Deadline is antil 15.04.2020. The Neum Animated Film Festival shall take place from 27.06. till 02.07.2020. in Neum

Animated films (duration 15 minutes) can participate. Author can report 3 films. Films that propagandize racism and pornography will not enter competition program. All registrations must fulfill next: 1. DVD film 2. Filled and signed entry form 3. Photography and biography of director 4. 3 photos from film (minim.) 5. Declaration of author if he is willing to work with children during the camp.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Neum, Bosnia and Herzegovina



 
 

 
Logo of International Medina del Campo Film Week
Published: 16 Nov 2016
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Semana de Cine de Medina del Campo

Deadline: 17 Jan 2017

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GOYA Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Films shot in any format, either silent or with soundtrack, produced after July, 1st, 2018 in any country other than Spain that have not been submitted to previous editions of the festival can be submitted.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Medina del Campo, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of Raindance Film Festival
Published: 08 Nov 2016
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Raindance Film Festival

Deadline: 02 Jun 2017

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OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

Raindance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the UK. It is based in the heart of London’s buzzing West End film district.

Raindance Film Festival is officially recognised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences USA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the British Independent Film Awards. Selected shorts will qualify for Oscar® and BAFTA considerations.
Festival Sections:

- World-renowned programme of the best UK and international independent films
- Masterclasses with special guests
- Raindance Forum and Marketplace – talks and panels
- Raindance Virtual and Augmented Reality Strand
- Raindance Web Fest
- Networking events

Each year, Raindance attracts dozens of thousands of visitors including hundrends of industry [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



London, United Kingdom



 
 
 

 
Logo of Busan International Short Film Festival
Published: 02 Nov 2016
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부산국제단편영화제 - Busan International Short Film Festival

Deadline: 20 Jan 2017

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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 37th year in 22, April 2020.

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

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Busan, South Korea



 
 
 
Logo of ShorTS - International Film Festival / Maremetraggio
Published: 19 Oct 2016
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ShorTS - International Film Festival / Maremetraggio

Deadline: 28 Feb 2017

Call for entries

HIGHLIGHTED

International Festival

Short film festival

The Maremetraggio Association continues on its path, organising a festival which has reached its 21st year. ShorTS, organised by our own association, is divided in Maremetraggio section dedicated to shorts from all over the world, Virtual Reality Section dedicated to the virtual shorts and Shorter Kids'n'Teens section dedicated to short films for school aged children (6-15).

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Trieste, Italy