Blog: Film festivals



Logo of Chulpicine Film Festival for Children and Youth
Published: 05 Apr 2014
 Does NOT have submission fees
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Chulpicine Film Festival for Children and Youth

Deadline: 10 Jul 2014

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Chulpicine began its work in 2002 with the first ever Itinerant Children & Youth Film Festival in Quito. The warm welcome that the project received allowed the festival to become an annual event during the months of July to September, bringing an educational and entertaining event at no cost, to sectors with few cultural activities.

Thanks to the positive reaction, Chulpicine became a cultural and educational non-profit foundation in June 2004. After more than 10 years of experience, Chulpicine have reach a stable proposal and working methodology that has spread at national level. The Festival has promoted the creation of coaching staff; cultural managers working in different communities; and a large group of followers.

Chulpicine has designed a set of activities and workshops for institutions, community organizations or outreach workers to educate and train in different areas related to cinema, audiovisual, communication and Internet used as social intervention tools. These activities and workshops have been the beginning of a formation of learning communities by harnessing the capabilities of young people, as well as the setting up of an active and engaged network of social facilitators through the film and audiovisual work.

The Foundation carries out the following program lines: training; intervention; appropriation of public spaces; diffusion and production. This line of work is an alternative to foster community networks to develop communication skills, analysis and reflection in the various stakeholders of the community, thereby strengthening its organizational and self-development skills.

The foundation has a multidisciplinary team currently working on the projects. These people are responsible for different areas: there is a psychologist, a producer, a programmer, a communicator and an accountant. In addition, every year about 12 people are hired to assist in the implementation of activities. This group is made up of people who have worked in the past in the festival and some new young people that wish to join the group. Also, each year we have the support of volunteers from different organizations.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Other  Experimental


Quito, Ecuador



Photo of Festival Infantil Y Juvenil Chulpicine
Photo of Festival Infantil Y Juvenil Chulpicine
Photo of Festival Infantil Y Juvenil Chulpicine
Photo of Festival Infantil Y Juvenil Chulpicine


 
Logo of NextFrame International Student Film Festival
Published: 04 Apr 2014
 Has submission fees
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NextFrame International Student Film Festival

Deadline: 01 Oct 2014

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Welcome to the brand new, cutting edge NextFrame International Student Film Festival! Temple University’s NextFrame, a student run, online film competition, celebrates the work of students from many versatile backgrounds. Dedicated to the artistic vision of young filmmakers everywhere and the use of emerging technology, NextFrame provides an easy to access festival platform for the work of all undergraduate and graduate filmmakers.

For the past 20 years, NextFrame has been internationally recognized as one of the world’s premiere touring festivals for showcasing student work. NextFrame celebrates the 20th anniversary, and to adapt to changing modes of distribution, the project has grown from a touring festival to an exciting and innovative online film competition. NextFrame curates student work into a professional streaming platform.

NextFrame Student Film Festival accepts cinematography projects, thesis projects, and all other student work made by undergraduate and graduate filmmakers who have held a significant production role (Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer) on their project.

A jury of filmmakers, scholars, film/video academics and industry professionals select NextFrame’s Award Winners, who receive product grants and cash prizes from our corporate sponsors. Our sponsors have included Adobe, Final Draft, and American Society of Cinematographers, to name a few.

Submissions coming from within the U.S. must be accompanied by a $10 submission fee. Domestic films that do not have a corresponding paid fee will not be reviewed. Please follow the link below to submit:

https://apps.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=ea3e590e2f22c2e8cf2ad20edc91e314&vqitq=ed908f9d-d14a-4c46-a429-156a26aedf60&vqitp=cf19e739-9e93-4fb2-994c-fe94a69f4b31&vqitts=1444146371&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itlwww&vqitrt=Safetynet&vqith=9eadd37873ab0a79b11ebca8b57a46ad



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Other  Experimental


Philadelphia, United States





 
Logo of International Film Festival for Children and Adolescents Ojo de Pescado
Published: 04 Apr 2014
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International Film Festival for Children and Adolescents Ojo de Pescado

Deadline: 02 Jun 2014

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Ojo de Pescado International Film Festival for Children and Youth is an annual event in Chile that gathers the most recent and exclusive film and TV contents from all over the world aimed at children and youth.

The Festival is organized by the CORPORACIÓN CULTURAL OJO DE PESCADO, an exploration and action platform that, through the exhibition of films and the promotion of audiovisual creation, it aims to help guarantee the right of children and young people to the integral education, and communication and expression of their opinions.


Competition Categories are:
- Short films for children.
- Television and/or web series for children.
- Feature films for children.
- “Young Filmmakers” (short films made by children or young people)
The description of each category is in part 3 of this competition rules.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Other  Experimental


Valparaíso, Chile



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Photo of Festival Internacional De Cine Para Niños, Niñas Y Jóvenes Ojo De Pescado
Photo of Festival Internacional De Cine Para Niños, Niñas Y Jóvenes Ojo De Pescado
Photo of Festival Internacional De Cine Para Niños, Niñas Y Jóvenes Ojo De Pescado


 
Logo of Clifton Film Fest
Published: 03 Apr 2014
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Clifton Film Fest

Deadline: 02 Jul 2014

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Clifton Film Fest is an award winning indoor and outdoor film festival located in Northern Virginia. We showcase original films made by the surrounding community at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA. There is day showings in the Workhouse Arts Center's theater in building 3 at 4pm and an evening showcase on the quad at dark. The Clifton Film Fest is for original films made by creative people. Festival Date: July 19th, 2014!



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


Lorton, United States





 
Logo of Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival 2015
Published: 03 Apr 2014
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Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival 2015

Deadline: 31 Jul 2014

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The festival’s themes are the environment, ecology and sustainable development in a comprehensive sense. The festival accepts films that question the global place and impact of Man in and on his environment: biodiversity, environmental and human stakes, climate change, natural resources, science and research, evolution of borders, alternative energies, indigenous communities and issues, environmental health, urbanism, mobility, environmental activism, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and so forth.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia





 
Logo of MADTerrorFest  Madrid International Horror & Fantasy ShortFilm Festival
Published: 03 Apr 2014
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MADTerrorFest Madrid International Horror & Fantasy ShortFilm Festival

Deadline: 31 Aug 2014

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MADTerrorFest was created with the purpose of covering the vacuum that exists in Madrid regarding the genres of fantasy films and terror concerns.

There is lot of talent already discovered and above all to be discovered. So we have proposed to dig up all that potential and make it available for the lovers of this type of film, which we tell us of course.

We want to do a festival of short films that gradually give rise to the International Film Festival of horror and fantastic of Madrid, and become a reference within the national and international scene.

And of course we want you enjoy it as much as we do to prepare it.

Or better yet, that you may suffer uncompromising hitting boats like maniacs in your seat; We know that you love.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


Madrid, Spain



Photo of MADTerrorFest - Festival Internacional de Terror y Fantástico de Madrid
Photo of MADTerrorFest - Festival Internacional de Terror y Fantástico de Madrid
Photo of MADTerrorFest - Festival Internacional de Terror y Fantástico de Madrid
Photo of MADTerrorFest - Festival Internacional de Terror y Fantástico de Madrid


 
Logo of The Birdies Internationl Youth Film Festival
Published: 02 Apr 2014
 Does NOT have submission fees
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The Birdies Internationl Youth Film Festival

Deadline: 10 Jun 2014

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The Birdies Film Festival is an international festival in London with the aim of empowering young and amateur filmmakers (16-26) from all around the world to build on their skill sets and confidence in their creations.

The festival itself runs in July, with 5 awards to be won! We accept submissions of short films (Max. 15min) in the following categories:

ANIMATION
• ALTERNATIVE/EXPERIMENTAL
• FICTION (DRAMA/COMEDY)
• DOCUMENTARY
• LONDON (SET AND SHOT IN LONDON)

PLUS this year we also have THE SCHOOL PRODUCTION AWARD, which is a special one, to be given to a film realised by under 18 years old students of Surrey and London schools!



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


Kingston , United Kingdom





 
Logo of Puertasfilmfest. The place for new cinema.
Published: 02 Apr 2014
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Puertasfilmfest. The place for new cinema.

Deadline: 30 Jun 2014

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Preferably movies will have relationship with life in urban and rural media and/or their relationship or difference.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


Puertas de Cabrales, Spain





 
Logo of Queen City Film Festival (QCFF)
Published: 02 Apr 2014
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Queen City Film Festival (QCFF)

Deadline: 03 Sep 2014

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Western Maryland's premiere film festival is held each year in late September in Allegany County, Maryland.

The first Queen City Film Festival, the Queen City Independent Filmmakers Contest, was held in April 2012.

The second Queen City Film Festival was held September 26-29, 2013 at the New Embassy Theatre in Cumberland, MD.

The third Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) was held October 2-5, 2014 at The Allegany Museum in Cumberland, MD.

The fourth Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) will be held October 1-4, 2015, at the Cumberland Ramada in Cumberland, MD.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


Cumberland, United States





 
Logo of CutOut Fest International Animation and Digital Art Festival
Published: 02 Apr 2014
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CutOut Fest International Animation and Digital Art Festival

Deadline: 30 Jun 2014

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We are the nation's largest celebration of animation and digital art. A festival known for its inspiring program of workshops, conferences, lectures, film screenings and art exhibits offered at no cost. We are recognized for our impressive Competition of International Animated Short Films and for the newly released Living Market, a space to foster a culture of business creativity within an industry that lives off new ideas. We are a unique and amazing experience that every year brings together some of the most influential artists and thousands of minds hungry for knowledge, art, creativity and innovation.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Querétaro, Mexico





 
Logo of Puerto Rico International Film Festival & Convention
Published: 02 Apr 2014
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Puerto Rico International Film Festival & Convention

Deadline: 01 Apr 2015

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PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES WE DO NOT ACCEPTING MOVIES IN ENGLISH VERSION... THIS FESTIVAL IS ONLY FOR LATIN AMERICA, IBERO AMERICA AND PUERTO RICO.... DO NOT IGNORE THIS IF YOU DO YOUR MOVIE IS GOING TO BE DESCUALIFICATE AUTOMATICALLY



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


San Juan, Puerto Rico





 
Logo of Jaipur International Film Festival
Published: 02 Apr 2014
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Jaipur International Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Nov 2014

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History

Aryan JIFF 2019 was World's Biggest Competitive Film Festival (in fiction films).

The Jaipur International Film Festival, the world's fastest growing film festival, is held every year in January or February in Jaipur, India

Launched in January 2009, Jaipur International Film Festival -JIFF became expanding establishing name in organizing world film festival every year in Rajasthan.

The purpose of this film festival is to promote new movie makers, exchange of knowledge, information, ideas & culture between India & other nations in context of their social and cultural ethos. JIFF also promotes friendship and co-operation among people of the world through the medium of films & documentaries.

Though the film festivals have became a regular affair in most countries yet most of them cater only to selected audience as well as entertain the commercially successful film makers and related personalities. However, JIFF intends to organize a festival that connects the film fans & movie goers with the world, especially the serious filmmakers & their associates so as to bring about greater understanding of the art of film making.

The Eleventh Aryan JIFF 2019 has received 2221 films from 103 countries and 232 films nominated for screening.

The Tenth JIFF 2018 has received 2019 films from 100+ countries and 136 films nominated for screening.

The Ninth JIFF 2017 has received 2004 films from 100+ countries.

The Eighth JIFF 2016 has received 2176 films from 100+ countries.

The Seventh JIFF 2015 has received 1807 films from 100+ countries.

The Sixth JIFF 2014 has received 1587 films from 90+ countries.

The Fifth JIFF 2013 has received 1397 films from 90 countries.

The Fourth JIFF 2012 has received 902 films from 70 countries.

18000 film lovers and film makers visited the festival.

The third JIFF 2011 was held with overwhelming response & it was a feather in crown.

The second JIFF 2010 was held with overwhelming response & it was a feather in crown.

The first JIFF 2009 was a first milestone towards success.

NEW CATEGORIES FROM JIFF 2019:
Sridevi JIFF Indian Panorama (All submitted films will be included automatically in this panorama from India only without any additional fee or you can submit directly in this panorama only, made/produced in all regional languages) new from JIFF 2019

Focus Country, Guest Country, Tribute, Retrospective and more - By Invitation Only

NEW CATEGORIES FROM JIFF 2018:
(You can submit according to your submission eligibility or write us for any support at jiffindia@gmail.com)

JAIPUR CRITICS – For feature fiction films only, best film award from film critics. Total nominations: Around 5 films.

HONORARY ASIA - We welcome you in JIFF 2020 as senior and experienced film producer and director. This category is only for Asian continent for feature fiction films, who have produced/directed minimum 5 films in their respective career, we request you please submit your film/s produced/released/un released after 1st Jan. 2018 or film in post-production. It is non-competitive international nominations category, in this category will screen top two or three films out of all submissions.

WELCOME REGARD - For directors and producers 1st feature fiction film, in other words this submission should be first project/film as a director or producer. It is competitive international nominations category, in this category will screen top two or three films out of all submissions.

THESE ARE DIFFERENT SUBMISSION BETWEEN MAIN SUBMISSION IN THE FEATURE FILM (FICTION) CATEGORY.

OLD IS GOLD - screenings (by invitation only)
Classic World (Classical films from India and the world) – By Invitation Only

Films made by Crowdfunding (mention in the submission form)

Films made by/with Co-Production (mention in the submission form)

Web Series (up to 30 minute/s)

Mobile Film Making on Social Issues (film should be shoot by mobile camera, up to 30 minute/s)

Submit Song/Ad Film//Music/Album/Poster/Live performance



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Jaipur, India



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Photo of Jaipur International Film Festival
Photo of Jaipur International Film Festival
Photo of Jaipur International Film Festival


 
Logo of Farinha Film Festival
Published: 02 Apr 2014
 Does NOT have submission fees
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Farinha Film Festival

Deadline: 30 May 2014

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 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


São Sebastião, Brazil





 
Logo of FECISO - Social Films International Festival (Castilla-la Mancha)
Published: 02 Apr 2014
 Does NOT have submission fees
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FECISO - Social Films International Festival (Castilla-la Mancha)

Deadline: 10 Jun 2014

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Aware of the importance of audiovisual media in Spanish society today and, trying to make them both a communication and education media, to promote values of solidarity and tolerance, the International Social Film Festival of Castilla-La Mancha was born and it will be held in Toledo in October 2019.

In this Festival are invited to take part to public and private entities that share the same concerns.

The Festival consists of several sections, including a contest of short and documentaries, social issues include: xenophobia, generational conflict, child labor, domestic violence, social roles, ecology, etc.

*New awards (disabilty), see section.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Torrijos, Spain



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Photo of FECISO- Festival Internacional de Cine Social de Castilla-la Mancha
Photo of FECISO- Festival Internacional de Cine Social de Castilla-la Mancha
Photo of FECISO- Festival Internacional de Cine Social de Castilla-la Mancha


 
Logo of Currents - 22nd Faludi International Film Festival And Photo Competition
Published: 01 Apr 2014
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Currents - 22nd Faludi International Film Festival And Photo Competition

Deadline: 10 Oct 2014

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The Faludi Ferenc Academy announces its 22nd thematic international youth film festival and the related photo competition. Competitors are invited to process the theme “Currents” in the form of a film or photo in accordance with the conditions of the festival.

"We can easily be swept away by a current. Internal forces and social movements may help us achieve our goals but they may also disorient us. It is vital that we know the current and ourselves because this knowledge may liberate us. Sometimes we must swim upstream to achieve our goal. 'Only dead fish swim downstream.' (Lao Tze) Jesus has revealed the overwhelming, creative and redeeming divine forces that can drive us."

We are looking for professionally demanding elaborated works that are suitable for creating a forum, in the language of pictures, for a dialogue between different viewpoints and opinions.



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Budapest, Hungary



Photo of Currents - 22nd Faludi International Film Festival And Photo Competition
Photo of Currents - 22nd Faludi International Film Festival And Photo Competition
Photo of Currents - 22nd Faludi International Film Festival And Photo Competition
Photo of Currents - 22nd Faludi International Film Festival And Photo Competition


 
Logo of Ananse Afro Film Festival
Published: 01 Apr 2014
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Ananse Afro Film Festival

Deadline: 21 Jun 2014

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The International Afro Film Festival "Ananse" aims to make visible the cultural and social aspects about the black population. Working as part of a circuit that allows alternative movement be made known to new filmmakers to make videos about the Afro-descendants in the entire world.

"Ananse" is the first festival that invites filmmakers around the country the possibility to create spaces visible productions representing the views of the black communities.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Cali, Colombia





 
Logo of La Cabina, International Medium Length film Festival
Published: 01 Apr 2014
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La Cabina, International Medium Length film Festival

Deadline: 01 Jun 2014

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12th Medium-Length International Film Festival LA CABINA, taking place in València (Spain) between 21st and 29th November 2019.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


València, Spain



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Photo of La Cabina, International Medium Length film Festival
Photo of La Cabina, International Medium Length film Festival
Photo of La Cabina, International Medium Length film Festival


 
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Published: 31 Mar 2014
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West Side Film Series

Deadline: 31 Dec 2014

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Created by Jose Ruiz, Jr., the Co-Founder of the Manhattan Film Festival in NYC, as an opportunity to introduce his love for independent film into the city & community that he grew up in, the West Side Film Series is an opportunity to showcase independent cinema, on an ongoing basis (Twice per month), to an audience that is not typically afforded the opportunity to experience such quality artistic film. Located in St. Paul, MN -the West Side Neighborhood has been home to many immigrant communities, and was once dubbed, "The Ellis Island of the Midwest". Today, the neighborhood is home to a respectful, diverse community that has flourished through local business impact, and is continuing to evolve as a flourishing artistic town. The series will be open to all in proximity, including the booming Lowertown Arts Community! A great opportunity to showcase your film to a great audience to build buzz for your film. Proceeds will go to benefit Prodigy Sports, a local organization that provides quality athletic training opportunities to high school students from various communities.

With submission to this film series, films will also receive free submission to a film festival that will be announced shortly, to be held in beautiful Downtown St. Paul, recently named "The most romantic city in North America"!



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


West Saint Paul, United States





 
Logo of Molins Horror Film Festival
Published: 31 Mar 2014
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Molins Horror Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Sep 2014

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MELIES!

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Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival was established in 1973 in Molins de Rei (Barcelona). In 2018 we will hold the 38th edition.
The Festival consists of a competitive Feature Films Official Sections, Being Different Feature Films Section, Short Films Official Section, Retrospectives, Documentaries, Live shows, Workshops, Networking/Pitching, projections for high-schools, projections for children... and one of the oldest horror movies marathons in the world, our 12 Hours Horror Movies Marathon (1973)...
MHFF - Molins Horror Film Festival is one of the oldest festivals dedicated solely to horror in Spain and in Europe. The Festival is a member of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation (EFFFF).

There is a Networking with Directors (Short-films and Feature Films) and some Industry guests (the festival invites all directors to come; the expenses are not on our account).



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Molins de Rei, Spain



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Photo of Festival de Cine de Terror de Molins de Rei
Photo of Festival de Cine de Terror de Molins de Rei
Photo of Festival de Cine de Terror de Molins de Rei


 
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Published: 31 Mar 2014
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Short Films for Equality

Deadline: 01 Sep 2014

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 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Valencia, Spain