IN THE PALACE, qualifying festival for the Academy Awards® in 3 categories, will close submissions soon!

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Publicado: 01 May 2020


IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival's 17th edition will give out in excess of 10.000 € in cash awards

IN THE PALACE started out as a competitive forum for student films, but it has now become the biggest and most prestigious short film festival in Bulgaria, and one of the best known throughout Eastern Europe, eventually been given the EFFE Festival label granted by the European Festivals Association.

IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival focuses on fiction, documentary, animation and experimental short films, plus new media and digital arts, up to 27 minutes in running length. It is an exceptional platform for both young filmmakers and seasoned professionals.

The festival will take place in September in Queen Marie Alexandra Victoria's former residence in the beautiful seaside town of Balchik, by the Black Sea. In the course of the festival there will be additional activities such as live music shows, panels, labs for children, nightly open air screenings near the beach, etc.

Academy Awards® qualifying festival in three categories: In addition to the 10000 € the festival gives out in cash awards, IN THE PALACE is a qualifying festival for the Oscar Awards® from the Hollywood Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in the Best International Animation, Best International Fiction and Best National short film categories, and also for the Student Awards®.

Don't miss your chance and submit your film to the 17th International Short Film Festival IN THE PALACE before May, 1st!


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Bengaluru Int. Short Film Festival submissions end next April 30th

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Publicado: 30 Apr 2020


Bengaluru International Short Film Festival's 10th edition, the first festival from India to be recognised by Hollywood's Academy®

The festival screens short films from all over the world, thus creating the ideal environment to offer a great experience for filmmakers and gather enthusiastic audiences. The festival organises talks and panels with important professionals and intellectuals, which allows novel filmmakers to interact with some of the industry's main agents. Nowadays short films are perceived as a form of art which demands a unique approach, and that is why BISFF also provides practical learning opportunities in workshops and professional forums in order to build an exclusive experience and a place where distributors may find the films they are looking for.

Academy Awards® Qualifying Festival: Short films that win the best film awards in the Indian and International competitions can be selected to be part of the Academy Awards®, provided they meet all requirements from the the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science.

Any fiction film up to 30 minutes in running length that was produced after January, 1st 2019 will qualify as international short film for the competitive category. If your film meets those requirements, think no more and submit it to the BISFF before April, 30th!


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Postponment tag

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Publicado: 08 Apr 2020


We have created a new marker / tag for festivals that are forced to postpone their dates due to restrictions caused by the Coronavirus.

As a festival, on the "Edit" page you will find two buttons, the orange button "Postponed Festival" in case your festival varies in its celebration dates (even if you still do not know the new ones) and the green "Festival OK" which you can use to remove the postponement tag or if you already have the new definitive dates of celebration.

The filmmakers will also have access to this information in the list of festivals , once inside a postponed festival, under the title you will see an indicator that will tell you if the festival has been postponed and, in the cases where it is known, the new dates for the event.



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COVID-19 - Information from Festhome

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Publicado: 25 Mar 2020

Dear Friends,

We hope that you and your families and friends are well in these uncertain times. At Festhome we are no stranger to the serious crisis that the world is going through. However, we want you to know that we remain at your disposal, although we have taken the necessary precautions and have fully embraced remote working for all of our team: #stayhome. Due to these special circumstances, we want to offer our services and coding skills that may be useful in the coming weeks and months, either to create new tools or help you use existing tools such as Indiehome TV, online festivals, private video libraries, private film links, etc.

In addition, we have launched an online festival with a very simple philosophy adapted to this moment: that filmmakers who are confined to their homes may create and share pieces filmed during these atypical days with everyone. We call it Stop Virus Film Festival and it will be available for free at Indiehome TV . There are no entry or submission fees , it is totally free for spectators and filmmakers, and we will collect donations from viewers of the festival that will go entirely to research on the coronavirus .

Tips and suggestions for Festival Organizers

Many festivals have seen their festival dates affected and all must follow the recommendations and obligations of their governments. But, given the position of Festhome as a platform, we have been able to view some trends and want to share them, and add a few suggestions, to minimize the damage caused by COVID-19, both to filmmakers and festivals:

  • We are seeing that in most cases, the call for entries dates are not changing and the vast majority of festivals are choosing to keep them intact or extend them in a variable way as events unfold.

  • As for the dates of the festival, and although some cancellations are taking place, we see that most are opting for postponments and in a few cases, some festivals are also offering a part of their programming online (pay per view).

  • In cases of cancellation, we see that these festivals (and we recommend) that current submissions are kept for the next edition. We also request that you contact the filmmakers, as some of them may have seen their schedules altered and may request to be allowed to withdraw their films.

  • In cases of postponement, we also recommend that for the moment and due to the impossibility of planning at any level, an estimated date for the festival is announced. Due to the competition for the availability of spaces that will occur after this crisis, we recommend staying in touch and frequently informing the managers of the spaces about the possible dates as events unfold.

  • If you have advertising contracted with us, we are open and you can ask us about possible changes in dates and spaces as a result of these changes you may have to make.

In any case, we believe that communication with the filmmakers is very important. At Festhome we have many tools to help you communicate quickly and efficiently, both with messaging systems and using the specific page of your festival to keep giving information about your festival′s intentions to filmmakers.

We reiterate that we are at your disposal to help you, and we hope that this crisis will be over soon.

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Moscow International Film Festival, one of the oldest and most renown festivals in the world: Class A Festival

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Publicado: 21 Feb 2020


The 42nd Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Oscar® qualifier and FIAPF accredited, will close its call for entries next February, 21st

The Moscow International Film Festival's first edition took place in 1935, which makes it the second oldest film festival in the world, right after Venice. It has become over the years a cultural and social phenomenon acknowledged internationally and a mandatory milestone for world film premieres. All main film production companies look for a place to premiere their films in the Moscow International Film Festival because they recognise the power of the festival's audience in Russia as one of the most seasoned film viewers in the world. Plus, the Film Market that takes place as part of the MIFF has strengthened its reach and is now most appealing for international distributors.

The festival is not just a key forum for the film world, but also a great social event. Among the festival's guests, such great stars as Federico Fellini, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Finch, Richard Burton, Robert de Niro or Anna Karina can be counted… More recently, stars such as Brad Pitt, Quentin Tarantino, Tim Burton, Jack Nicholson, Jeanne Moreau, Meryl Streep, Gerard Depardieu, Jacqueline Bisset, Richard Gere, Alan Parker, or Geraldine Chaplin, among others, attended the festival.

The prestigious brand of Swiss watches and jewellery, Chopard, is the author of the Palm d'Or, the most famous award given by the festival, which is made in gold, and also of 13 more of the festival's awards, which are made in precious metals.

Qualifying festival in the documentary category for the Academy Awards® and FIAPF accredited as a Class A festival: International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) recognises Moscow as a Class A competitive non-specialised festival, a category shared with just a handful of festivals such as Cannes, Berlin or Venice. Furthermore, the winner of the Silver George award to the Best Documentary film will be pre-selected for the Oscars®.

The festival will accept submissions until February, 21st, exclusively through Festhome. Do not miss this incredible opportunity and submit your film to the 42nd Moscow International Film Festival!


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Did you submit your short film to VIS Vienna Shorts yet?

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Publicado: 31 Jan 2020


Think no more and submit your short film before January, 31st to VIS Vienna Shorts: Oscar, EFA and BAFTA qualifier, 20000 $ in cash awards

Since 2004 VIS Vienna Shorts screens a bold program of international fiction, documentary, animation and experimental short films. To VIS, the experience of watching a film does not conclude with the end credits, and it therefore looks for a way to create tension and stimulate fantasies, to arouse people's curiosity and initiate a debate, thus offering a great opportunity of cultural enrichment both for local audiences and international visitors.

Since last year, the festival has a new team, new screening theatres and a new international network (that includes the Oberhausen Festival), and it has been accepted by the EFA as part of the exclusive list of festivals associated with the short films category European Film Awards. Out of some 4000 films received by the festival last year, 305 were selected, and 67 of them were screened in the two international competitions. Fiction & Documentary, and Animation.

: Since 2016, winners of the Fiction and Animation Short Film Jury Awards may qualify for the Academy Awards® organised by the Hollywood Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science. Since the 2018/2019 season, the festival is accepted as an associated festival for the European Film Awards, and it remains a British Academy Awards, BAFTA, qualifying festival.

Furthermore, in this 17th edition the festival will give out in excess of 20000 $ in cash awards. Think no longer and submit your short film BEFORE JANUARY, 31st!


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Have you already sent your short to the Brussels Short Film Festival?

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Publicado: 26 Jan 2020


January 26, deadline to submit to Brussels International Short Film Festival, qualifier for the Academy Awards®

Since 1998, Brussels Short Film Festival has as its main goal to promote directors, actors and emerging technicians; connecting them with a large audience of more than 26,000 spectators and interacting with more than 700 professionals (international buyers, distributors and other festival programmers...) who participate in the numerous workshops and meetings and allowing them to divulge and sell their short films in the festival's international market.

This festival offers a screening experience that mixes quality, discovery, diversity and entertainment; presenting short films to young audiences as an alternative format of artistic creation.

In the last edition 136 short films from more than 30 different countries were selected between the three competitions (international, national and Next Generation for students).

Academy Awards® qualifying festival: Since 2018, the winners 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®

In addition, in this 23rd edition, the festival gives out more than 8,000 euros in cash awards in the International Competition and many other prizes, including broadcasting rights on TV channels. Don't miss your chance to participate in the most important short film festival in Belgium, and one of the most important in Europe!


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The prestigious Festival of Málaga will close soon its call for entries

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Publicado: 15 Jan 2020


Last few weeks to send your short or feature film to the 23rd Festival de Málaga

The Festival de Málaga was born in 1998 and since then has maintained as its main goal the promotion of Spanish language film production, inviting each year different sectors of the film industry, generating forums, debates and meetings, paying tribute to great figures of the industry and becoming a showcase for the work of professionals in the audiovisual sector.

The Festival has established itself as a major cultural event with great public attendance and extensive coverage of national and international media.

December 15th is the final deadline for documentary feature films and short films, as January 15th is the deadline to submit fiction and animation feature films in the Official Section and Zona Zine. Do not miss this opportunity if your short film or your feature film is fictional, animated or documentary, Spanish or Ibero-American and has been made in 2019. In addition, the Málaga Festival will be awarding 44000 € in cash prizes.

Goya® Awards qualifying festival: Winners of the Silver Biznagas to the best fiction and documentary short films are automatically pre-selected for the Goya Awards from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences of Spain.

Remember the deadline to submit documentary and short films is December, 15th, and the rest of feature films can be submitted until January, 15th. You can only submit your film through Festhome.


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Submit your short film before January 8th to Semana de Cine de Medina del Campo

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Publicado: 15 Jan 2020


Start the year sending your short film to the 33 Semana de Cine de Medina del Campo, qualifier for the Goya® awards and 17,000 € in prizes

Our team wishes you a happy new year that brings many projects and great filmmaking!

We begin 2020 with the deadline on January 8th of the Semana de Cine de Medina del Campo (SECIME), seed of filmmakers and forging a growing industry. Medina del Campo has become a reference city within the Spanish short film map, gathering acclaimed directors with new ones starting their careers here. The City Council and all the institutions, national, regional and local, come together to celebrate the great festival of cinema: art and culture together to face the great challenges of the 21st century.

In its last edition, more than 3,000 short films from 80 countries were presented. Of these, only a hundred divided between the different competitive sections, fought for the desired Roeles trophies. Over the years SECIME has won the recognition for the quality of its selection, having the honor of debuting Goya awards-winning short films in recent years and even several short films premiered at this festival (as "Madre" by Rodrigo Sorogoyen) have been candidates for the Academy Awards®

SECIME is dedicated to short film in all its categories, digital and projects for future short films, in addition to supporting young filmmakers in the feature film contest and to international author cinema with cycles dedicated to the best winning films in the main festivals of the World, retrospectives of classic film, talks, exhibitions and video contest.

Goya® Awards qualifying festival for short films: The winner of the Special Jury Prize "Roel de Plata" will be eligible for the Goya® awards from the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

In addition, Medina del Campo distributes more than 17,000 euros in prizes. Don't think about it anymore and send your short BEFORE JANUARY 8th!


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Last few days to submit your film to Cartagena International Film Festival- FICCI!

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Publicado: 04 Dec 2019


60th anniversary edition of Cartagena International Film Festival- FICCI

Each month of March the Cartagena International Film Festival- FICCI takes place in Colombia, a festival specialised in Latin American films. Born in 1960, it is the oldest cinematic event in South America, and has had film stars such as Rita Hayworth, Jack Nicholson, Bernardo Bertolucci, Clive Owen and Roman Polanski as guests.

The festival, the selections of which were watched by more than 130.000 people in its last edition, includes initiatives such as Films in the Neighborhoods, which spreads the festival's art throughout the city. Among many relevant events, FICCI's programme offers a critics and film journalism workshop and another workshop that is fully dedicated to promoting and strengthening the production of Colombian documentary films.

In this edition, besides the India Catalina statuette, which is the festival's symbol, FICCI will give out some $125.000 in cash awards among the 10 competitive sections and the 4 work-in-progress (WIP) categories. The authors of all selected films will have access to screenings, appointments with sale agents, distributors and theatre owners, and will have press and co-producers available to them, along with all other advantages that come with being accommodated by FICCI.

Oscar® qualifying festival in the shorts and documentary feature films categories: Latin American short and documentary feature films selected for the festival will be part of a vote that will decide which ones of them will be pre-selected for the Annual Academy Awards® organised by the Hollywood Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science.

Cartagena International Film Festival- FICCI's call for entries will be open exclusively in Festhome until next Wednesday, November 27th!.


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Submit now your film to Oscar qualifying Cinequest Film & VR Festival, before November, 15th!

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Publicado: 15 Nov 2019


Oscar® qualifying Cinequest Film & VR Festival will close submissions next November, 15th

Now in its 30th year, Cinequest Film & Vr Festival has grown to become an audiences favorite, as proven in a vote amongst USA Today readers, who chose it as the best film festival they knew. Cinequest programs 85-90% of its festival from paid submissions annually, which makes it a truly and literally popular film festival.

Cinequest connects artists, innovators, media, and audiences—as people converge to experience a potent mix of immersive stories from around the globe and breakthrough technologies. Yet, Cinequest’s stellar reputation not only hinges on its knack for creating a powerful line-up, but also for securing distribution for many of its honored filmmakers. Netflix, IFC Films, Amazon, MSNBC Films, Oscilloscope, Sony Pictures, Magnolia Pictures, Kino-Lorber, eOne, Lionsgate, PBS, and HBO are just a few of the many that have signed deals with some of Cinequest's success stories.

Competitions in Cinequest are structured according to innovative models: instead of a more traditional separation in narrative types competitions, Cinequest welcomes television episodes and webisodes in short and long format, runs a Comedy feature competition, accepts films produced in high schools and colleges, and has a specific competition for music videos, among other unique choices made by the festival programming team.

OSCAR® QUALIFYING FESTIVAL: Cinequest Film & Vr Festival short film winners will be pre-selected for the Academy Award® in the short film categories, as organised by the Hollywood Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science.

Do not miss your chance to be part of today's great film festivals, and submit your film to Cinequest Film & Vr Festival before November, 15th!


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Glasgow Short Film Festival, BAFTA-qualifying festival. 4000€ in cash awards

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Publicado: 12 Nov 2019


Don't be left out and send your short film to the Glasgow Short Film Festival

Glasgow Short Film Festival, has grown steadily since 2008 to become the largest competitive short film festival in Scotland, meeting point for new and established Scottish and international filmmakers, industry delegates and the local audience. GSFF has earned an international reputation for quality curation, which is reflected in the increasing number of filmmakers, talent spotters and festival programmers who attend the festival each year from across Europe, North America and Asia.

Its programme celebrates diverse forms of cinematic expression, and focuses on disruptive, ground-breaking work that crosses through the boundaries of conventional narrative film. GSFF not only advocates the importance of short film in fostering future generations of filmmakers, but it also provides a perfect meeting-place where collaboration can begin.

GSFF’s core programme comprises international and Scottish competitions. Through a programme of learning and networking events, including panel discussions, workshops and one-to-one sessions, new talent is supported. GSFF curates unique special programmes on particular movements or filmmakers of international importance, and hosts parties and live performances throughout the festival week.

British Academy Film Awards-qualifying festival: Glasgow Short Film Festival is a BAFTA Awards qualifying festival for British short films.

Glasgow Short Film Festival also DISTRIBUTES 4000€ IN CASH AWARDS. Don’t miss out the chance and submit your short film before November, 12th!


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Think about it no more and send your short film to Slamdance Film Festival now

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Publicado: 10 Oct 2019


Send your short film before October, 10th to Slamdance Film Festival: Oscar® qualifier with $25000 in cash awards

It all began when a group of cheerful, subversive filmmakers were rejected by the Sundance Film Festival. Unwilling to take “no” for an answer, they started their own event instead: the Slamdance Film Festival. 25 years later, Slamdance has become a year-round organization fostering the development of unique and innovative filmmakers. The organization now consists of the Film Festival, Screenplay Competition, and Slamdance Studios.

True to its mantra "By Filmmakers, For Filmmakers", Slamdance is a showcase for raw and innovative filmmaking. Filmmakers who first showed 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 (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Ari Aster (Midsommar), Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love and Basketball), The Russo Brothers (Avengers: Endgame), Jon M. Chu (Locos, ricos y asiáticos), Lena Dunham (Girls), and Lynn Shelton (Sword of Trust).

Slamdance offers an intimate community experience in which audience members, filmmakers, festival programmers and industry professionals all mingle in the same hallways and sit side by side in screening rooms to discover the next generation of cinema talent.

Oscar® qualifier in the short film category: The winners of the Jury Awards for Narrative Short and Animation Short will be taken into consideration for the Hollywood Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science's awards®.

Plus, Slamdance GIVES AWAY $25000 in prizes. Think about it no more and send your short film now!


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Lebu International Film Festival: no entry fees and Oscar-qualifying, don't miss the opportunity!

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Publicado: 10 Oct 2019


Last days to submit your short film to Lebu International Film Festival

Since 1999 the Lebu International Film Festival contributes to culture and arts, enhancing training, education and audiences. Also, there is always room in its programming to encourage children to love film

Being one of the most important film festivals in Chile, it has spread abroad with sub-branches in Argentina, Spain, Cuba and Guatemala, keeping always the goal to offer Chilean and foreign filmmakers a window for dissemination, marketing, and distribution of short films.

The only Oscars® awards qualifying short film festival from Chile: The winning short films in the International Fiction, Regional Fiction and International Animation categories will be watched by the qualifying juries for the Academy Awards ®.

Submissions HAVE NO ENTRY FEES and can be made UNTIL OCTOBER 10th. Don't miss out on submitting your short film!


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Only 5 days left to submit your film to FICA International Short Film Festival!

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Publicado: 15 Sep 2019


Send your short film to FICA International Short Film Festival before September, 15th

FICA International Short Film Festival will turn 31 years old this year, thus proving it is one of the most relevant film events in Spain. FICA is a festival conceived for the dissemination and enjoyment of short films which facilitate the creation of cooperation networks within the national and international indiustries.

Since its last edition, FICA has opened its screens to international films and included experimental films alongside fiction, animation and documentary ones. This year it will give out in excess of 10000 Euro in cash awards, and it will place a particular focus on meetings and encounters for film professionals as a form of cultural enrichment.

Goya® Awards qualifying festival: FICA International Short Film Festival! works with Spain's Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science in the short listing of films for the Goya® Awards for best short films. The winner of the Best Spanish Short Film in the Official Section award will be pre-selected for the Goya® Awards.

FICA International Short Film Festival!'s final deadline is next September, 15th. If your short film is under 35 minutes in running length, regardless of its genre and format, don't hesitate to submit it!


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$130.000 in prizes at the China International New Media Short Film Festival

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Publicado: 15 Sep 2019


$130.000 in prizes and no entry fee submissions until July 31st

The China International New Media Short Film Festival (CSFF) is currently the only nationally-recognized international short film festival in China and it is regarded as one of the top three international film and television cultural events in China.

Sponsored by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, and Shenzhen Municipal People's Government, the festival aims to encourage the creation of outstanding new media short films across the globe, to seek and support young film and television talents, to incubate high-quality film and television creative projects, to promote integrated development of Film & Television Industry, and New Media Industry and, last but not least, to foster cultural communication, exchange, and cooperation internationally.

After nine years of cultivation and development, the CSFF has blossomed as a film festival and achieved development as a national film and television cultural event and a platform for international cultural exchanges.

$130.000 in cash prizes!: Winners of the 10th CSFF KingBonn Awards will obtain supporting funds for the creation of their next works, trophies and certificates issued by the CSFF Organizing Committee, opportunities to have priority in signing contracts of projects in the CSFF Short Film Market and other resources.

NO ENTRY FEE SUBMISSIONS UNTIL JULY 31st, don’t miss the chance to submit your short film!


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Gijon International Film Festival, one of the most prestigious festivals in the world

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Publicado: 13 Sep 2019


Gijon International Film Festival, Goya® and Oscar® qualifier, FIAPF recognised, gives out 68000 € in cash awards. Are you going to miss it?

Next September, 13th the call for entries for feature films (short films will be accepted until September, 20th) will close for the 57th Gijon International Film Festival (FICX), acknowledged as “Specialized Festival” by the FIAPF.

This Spanish festival includes in its programme some competitive and non competitive sections for feature and short films, for fiction, non fiction, animation, children and youth, documentary films, etc. It particularly focuses on the quality of modern day independent and auteur films, both from renown filmmakers and young talents, be it local or international. In its last edition the festival screened 180 films from 49 different countries, 30 of which were world premieres. Programmers from the main film events throughout the world atended the festival as well.

Oscar® and Goya® awards qualifier: An international jury of film and culture professionals will be in charge of choosing the winner of the “Principado de Asturias” award to the Best Short Film, which will then automatically qualify for consideration for the Oscar® awards organised by the Hollywood Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science, and for the Goya® awards organised by Spain's Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science.

The festival gives out in excess of 68000 € in cash awards in its different sections. Do not miss your chance and submit your film BEFORE SEPTEMBER, 13th (feature films) or SEPTEMBER, 20th (short films)!


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Global DR Film Festival, the most important film event in the Dominican Republic

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Publicado: 01 Sep 2019


DR Global Film Festival (FCGD): Class A and no fees!

The Festival de Cine Global DR was created in 2006 to give the Dominican Republic greater visibility in the international film industry. In it, Dominican producers, directors and actors meet with filmmakers from other latitudes and build synergies to develop projects in the country; the event also promotes and encourages citizens to discuss social, political and economic issues through cinematography.

Organized by the Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), the festival presents a selection of the best international, documentary and dramatic cinema, enriching the country's film culture and bringing the 7th art to all areas of Dominican society.

ACCREDITED BY FIAPF AS A "COMPETITON CLASS A" FESTIVAL: In 2017 the FCGD received accreditation from the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF), as “COMPETITIVE FEATURE FILM FESTIVAL” specializing in Debut Movies. Accreditation that the festival meets all the standards and criteria defined by the community of film producers associations around the world, and recognizes the work that the Festival team has done to create a quality film event.

Call for entries will close next September, 1st.Don't miss your chance to submit your DEBUT FICTION OR DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM, YOUR FICTION SHORT FILM OR YOUR ANIMATION SHORT FILM to the most important film event in the Dominican Republic!


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Last two weeks to submit your film to Zaragoza International Film Festival - FCZ

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Publicado: 25 Aug 2019


Zaragoza International Film Festival - FCZ will give out 5000 € in cash awards, and it is a Goya® Awards qualifying festival

Zaragoza International Film Festival - FCZ has been developing its appreciation for Spain's cinematic culture since 1995, while trying to bring together creators and audiences around the seventh art in the Aragon capital.

In this edition the festival will organise the 24th National Fiction Short Films Showcase, the 18th National Animation Short Film Showcase, the 6th International Microshorts Showcase, the 4th International Showcase of Short Films from Training Schools "Zaragoza International Film", the 2nd International Showcase Otras Miradas and, as a novel competition, the 1st International NewTek Showcase, which focuses on Web series. Among other non-official awards, the Noir Aragon award for the best International Noir Short Film can be singled out.

Qyalifying festival for the Goya® Awards from the Spanish Academy: The festival is one of Spain's Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science's partners, so that the winning short film of the Jury's Augusto Award to the Best National Fiction Short Film is admitted in the final stage of the Goya awards selection process for fiction short films.

THE CALL FOR ENTRIES WILL END NEXT AUGUST, 29TH for all official competitions. Don't miss your chance to submit your film!


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You have only 15 days to submit your short film to the Almería International Film Festival - FICAL!

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Publicado: 14 Aug 2019


International Film Festival of Almería - FICAL, Goya® Awards qualifying festival with over 19000 € in cash awards, will close for submissions next August 14th

The International Film Festival of Almería - FICAL reaches this year its 18th edition with the firm intention of taking a step forward and establishing itself worldwide as one of the hallmarks of the genre, while also promoting the Spanish province of Almería with the purpose of strengthening their historical ties with cinematic industry and culture.

The International Short Film Competition "Almería en corto", included in the Almería International Film Festival, is the competitive section for national and international films the duration of which does not exceed 30 minutes. In the last edition the festival screened 39 films from more than 2400 short films submitted from all five continents.

Qualifying festival for the Goya® Awards from the Spanish Academy: The winner of the Award for Best National Short Film will be pre-selected for the Goya Awards from the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

It will have a selection of the best of the genre internationally, with competitive sessions and parallel activities where meetings for professionals, historians and film critics can be arranged, also favoring its bonds with other national and international film festivals

The "Almería en corto" International Short Film Competition will hand out in excess of 19000 Euro in cash awards. Submit your short film before August, 14th!


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