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FIDBA International Documentary Film 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 [...]








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Published: 21 Jul 2020
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Bordeaux Latin American Film Festival

Deadline: 30 Nov 2020

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The Latin American Film Festival of Bordeaux, France, was born in 1983, aiming at promoting quality films not or little broadcasted in France.

It started at a time when Latin American Cinema was completely missing in French movie theaters. For some years now, we are glad to witness that Latin American Film production has greatly grown and entered distribution channels in Europe. However, our mission does not end, as Latin American films are still not present enough and the richness they offer makes us believe, every year, that our Festival has still a great mission to accomplish.

The Latin American Film Festival of Bordeaux, since it was created, has gathered more than 65.000 people, of all ages, rushing to meet our more than 2.500 professionals invited throughout our history [...]

 Fiction  Documentary



Bordeaux, France



 
 
 
 
Logo of IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival
Published: 20 Jul 2020
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IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival

Deadline: 01 Dec 2020

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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 27 February – 03 March 2021 in Festival and Congress Center-Varna in the beautiful seaside city of Varna.

The program will consist of the following main components:

• International and national, [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Experimental



Sofia, Bulgaria



 
 
 

 
Logo of Gijon International Film Festival
Published: 09 Jul 2020
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Festival Internacional De Cine De Gijón

Deadline: 19 Sep 2020

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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



 
 
 
 
Logo of Brussels Short Film Festival
Published: 08 Jul 2020
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Brussels Short Film Festival

Deadline: 24 Jan 2021

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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.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Brussels, Belgium



 
 
 

 
Logo of Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival – Curta Cinema
Published: 07 Jul 2020
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Festival Curta Cinema - Festival Internacional de Curtas do Rio de Janeiro

Deadline: 07 Aug 2020

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FESTIVAL CURTA CINEMA 2020
Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival
November - 30th edition
Rio de Janeiro - Brazil.

Festival Curta Cinema - Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival is exclusively dedicated to the promotion and exhibition of short-length audiovisual works. The Festival screens works produced in digital format, with a maximum length of 30 minutes, and is both competitive and informative. The program of the 2020 edition of the Festival will be made up of: International Competition, National Competition, Latin-American Panorama, and Special Programs.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its huge impact on the Brazilian cultural sector and funding models, Festival Curta Cinema 2020 will take place exclusively at the Festhome TV digital streaming [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



 
 
 
Logo of CORTADA, Vitoria-Gasteiz  Short Film Festival
Published: 04 Jul 2020
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Cortada Festival De Cortometrajes De Vitoria - Gasteiz

Deadline: 14 Sep 2020

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“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 Documentary Film Festival Alcances
Published: 04 Jul 2020
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FESTIVAL DE CINE DOCUMENTAL ALCANCES

Deadline: 16 Aug 2020

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Only for Spanish Documentaries

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Cádiz, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of The Pan African Film Festival
Published: 08 Jun 2020
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The Pan African Film Festival

Deadline: 10 Dec 2020

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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



 
 
 

 
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Published: 21 May 2020
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Slamdance Film Festival

Deadline: 01 Oct 2020

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ABOUT SLAMDANCE

The Slamdance Film Festival is a showcase for raw and innovative filmmaking that lives and bleeds by its mantra: By Filmmakers, For Filmmakers. Slamdance has created a track record for showcasing breakthrough artists that is beyond dispute. Filmmakers who first presented their work at the festival are now amongst the biggest names in the entertainment industry. Alumni who have shown their early short films and debut features at Slamdance include Rian Johnson (Knives Out), Ari Aster (Midsommar), Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love and Basketball), The Russo Brothers (Avengers: Endgame), Bong Joon Ho (Parasite), Lena Dunham (Girls), Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians), Lynn Shelton (Little Fires Everywhere) and Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk).

"Of all the Sundance myths that [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Los Angeles, United States



 
 
 
 
Logo of Mecal Pro,  23rd Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival
Published: 21 May 2020
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Mecal Pro, 23º Festival Internacional De Cortometrajes Y Animación De Barcelona

Deadline: 15 Dec 2020

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Mecal Pro, the Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival, will celebrate its 23rd edition. With more than 5,000 short films submitted annually, Mecal has become one of the most important festivals of its field in Spain. Due to its international scope and quality programming, Mecal regularly benefits from grants awarded by various Spanish public cultural institutions.

Mecal is strongly committed to promoting the exhibition and dissemination of audiovisual creations in the short format, not only with the public, but also in having creators and distributors meet through different activities. Mecal is also devoted to foster emerging talent, by holding events and awards specially aimed at young creators. In this sense, it also works as a short film dissemination [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Barcelona, Spain