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Range of Fees
Crystal Palace International Film Festival
Regular
Oct 20, 2019
$38
$32
Late
Nov 20, 2019
$42
$36
Final Deadline
Dec 20, 2019
$46
$40
Extended
Dec 20, 2019
$46
$40
Winners Notified:
Mar 28, 2020
The UK and London's Coolest Film Festival!
CPIFF receives films from all over the globe and screens only the very best of them with fabulous food and drink in funky venues, including the incredibly plush Everyman Cinema Crystal Palace – their flagship cinema, the Picturehouse West Norwood and the architectural magnificence of Stanley Halls and Anerley Town Hall. The film quality is remarkable and each night is a social event to remember; a one time opportunity to catch most of these incredible films. Lots of filmmakers fly in from around the world for Q&As; many, who attend lots of film festivals, comment on the stand out nature and higher quality of CPIFF. We vigilantly curate our films so a night of short films, for example, offers one after another of pure quality, an eclectic mix of genres combined with amazing food and drink – that’s why a lot of our nights sell out. Launch Night 2019 sold out within 24 hours a month in advance!

Mike Reiss, writer of the Simpsons since it began, said: “You run the very best festival we’ve ever been to – and we’ve been to a lot, this is as good as it gets! It’s a very casual setting but there’s nothing casual about how it’s put together and how high the quality of the films are. There’s food and drink everywhere, they filled the house, it’s been fun every night – really top notch.”
James Webber, renowned UK Director: “It’s fantastic, a really great festival. I’ve had 4 films screened here now and as always it’s a full house, sold out audiences. There’s nothing worse than seeing only filmmakers and then just empty seats; it’s not like that here and that’s why it’s worth submitting to and attending.”
FirstGlance Los Angeles Film Festival 20
Early Deadline
Oct 20, 2019
$35-55
Regular Deadline
Nov 20, 2019
$45-65
Late Deadline
Dec 20, 2019
$55-75
Final Deadline
Jan 10, 2020
$65-85
Winners Notified:
Mar 16, 2020
The 20th Annual FirstGlance Los Angeles Film Festival screens local and international professional, first time, and student filmmakers, celebrating the best in indie film making from across the globe and locally produced Los Angeles and West Coast Filmmakers

Screenings, Red Carpet, Live Awards Presentation and Nominations in over 25 categories and Audience Choice in ALL Categories! Over 25 nominating categories for Official Selections, plus Best of Audience awards for each category, and BEST OF FEST award winners.

FirstGlance Film Festivals are the longest running international bi-coastal indie film festivals in the United States. FirstGlance has theatrically screened over 2100 films to over 210,000 attendees
Barnstorm Fest
Extended Deadline
Oct 25, 2019
$40
$45
Last Minute Deadline
Nov 15, 2019
$70
$60
Final Deadline
Dec 6, 2019
$75
$65
Winners Notified:
Dec 31, 2019
Barnstorm is not just a screenplay competition, its goal is to help you develop your script for production. Every script receives a letter of analysis from an industry professional WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF SUBMISSION and finalists receive a one-on-one consultation with a feature film producer as well as heaps of other rewards. The GRAND JURY PRIZE winner receives $9500 in cash & prizes, including a PROOF OF CONCEPT TRAILER PRODUCED BY BARNSTORM MEDIA.

At Barnstorm, we pride ourselves on helping our finalists and participants long after the festival is complete. We continue to work with and advise our participants on how to get their script made for as long as it takes. Barnstorm's ultimate goal is the preservation of independent film through the nurturing of independent voices.

FINALIST PACKAGE
Three finalists from each category will be able to pitch their projects directly to executives from Discovery Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment Television, New Line Cinema, Warner Brothers, Echo Lake Entertainment, Relativity Television, CBS, WEtv, Authentic Entertainment, Forman Productions, Infinity Media Inc., Little Studio Films, and Leftfield Pictures, all via iPitch.

Every finalist also receives a one-on-one consultation with a producer from Barnstorm Media who can advise you on how to get your film or television show made, or, better yet, how to make it yourself.

One finalist from each category will receive an InkTip prize package. Each prize package includes an InkTip script listing and an InkTip magazine listing that will promote your script to InkTip's large network of producers and reps.

GRAND JURY PRIZE
One script, regardless of category, will receive the Grand Jury Prize package. The package includes all prizes offered to finalists, as well as $250, a three month listing on The Blacklist and, the kicker, BARNSTORM MEDIA WILL PRODUCE A PROOF OF CONCEPT TRAILER FOR YOUR SCRIPT.
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International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival
Regular
Oct 25, 2019
$55
$40
Late
Nov 22, 2019
$65
$50
Final Deadline
Dec 16, 2019
$75
$65
Winners Notified:
Apr 4, 2020
Do you have a Horror or Sci-Fi film that you're itching to get out there. A great way to "scratch that itch" is to submit to the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival. We're back and ready to start programming the best genre films out there for our festival coming up in April. The International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival (IHSFF) comes from the producers behind the Phoenix Film Film Festival and is entering its 15th year of providing audiences with the best genre films. Filmmakers are the focus of this festival with a great bond created between audiences and the filmmakers.

Once again the event will be taking place at the Phoenix Film Festival. You’ll be able to catch the best in horror and sci-fi independent films alongside over a hundred other independent films at the biggest film party of the year. Screenings will take place over ten days at the festival with opening weekend offering a celebration of films, parties and workshops.
Phoenix Film Festival
Regular
Oct 25, 2019
$35-60
Late
Nov 22, 2019
$45-75
Final Deadline
Dec 16, 2019
$60-85
Winners Notified:
Mar 29, 2020
We're super excited for the 20th Annual Phoenix Film Festival and we want you to be too. During our 11 day festival, we have the pleasure of entertaining 28,000 people with awesome films from so many great filmmakers.

Our festival happens from March 26 through April 5th in the very northeast corner of Phoenix on the border of Scottsdale. We have a fancy theatre, responsive audiences and plenty of cool kids on our staff to make this the greatest experience of your life. Or at the least, pretty damn good.
Near Nazareth Festival ( NNF )
Standard 2
Oct 28, 2019
$26
$23
Final Deadline
Nov 27, 2019
$28
$26
Winners Notified:
Nov 30, 2019
Near Nazareth Festival ( NNF ) invites all film lovers to partake in our celebration.
Near Nazareth Festival hospitably opens its doors to filmmakers. Festival participants from around the world will show their works. We believe that the best place for them to present their work - is Near Nazareth Festival.
Our festival will serve to strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the peoples of the world. Through cooperation with movie lovers from around the world, we will make history.
Today filmmakers from 65 countries are participating in the festival, and presented his works
Near Nazareth Festival Online Film Market - Free of charge for all participants of the NNFestival.
We post your film info on Near Nazareth Festival Facebook page - post + image.
We'll set up info about your film on Near Nazareth Festival website.
Page is opened and distributed among national and international distributors.
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Big Apple Film Festival
Final Deadline
Oct 28, 2019
$90
$80
Winners Notified:
Nov 1, 2019
2018 Big Apple Film Festival and Screenplay Competition. Visit BigAppleFilmFestival.com, Film Freeway or Coverfly to enter a film or screenplay.
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Artemis Women In Action Film Festival
Late
Oct 31, 2019
$85
$60
Final Deadline
Nov 30, 2019
$95
$70
Winners Notified:
Apr 23, 2020
Artemis Motion Pictures brings you the only film festival dedicated to honoring female action and empowerment. Submissions for our fourth edition are now open.

A special 3-day affair, we celebrate powerful women taking action on the silver screen. From female action heroes to female activists, we will shine a spotlight on females in narrative and documentary films who are fearless, fierce, and revolutionary.

Whether suffragettes or stuntwomen, female superheroes or female leaders, if your film features of woman as a lead or co-lead who is in action or takes action, we want to see it!

We are interested in all narrative, animated, and documentary films meeting the criteria that follows:

All submissions must feature women either starring or co-starring as a physical action character or agent of social change. Our primary goal is to celebrate women in powerful roles.

We accept projects with male and/or female writers, directors, and/or producers.
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Red Dirt International Film Festival
Regular Deadline
Oct 31, 2019
$15-60
Final Deadline
Nov 27, 2019
Winners Notified:
Mar 1, 2020
FILM SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR 2020!!

Recently named one of FilmFreeway's Top 100 Film Festivals out of the nearly 9,000 worldwide, The Red Dirt International Film Festival is where film goes to have fun. We love movies and a good time. We are pleased to showcase films and screenplays* of many genres. During its 3-day run March 6-8 2020, we will kick-off our 7th season by featuring a very diverse-selection of films as we equally love a good comedy, horror film, drama, or documentary. We encourage submissions from directors who will be able to attend the entire festival as we love to meet and network; forming friendships with fellow filmmakers and learning from each other is a key part of our festival!

Red Dirt was formed to bring more inspiration, culture, and entertainment to central Oklahoma, as well as to enliven people of all ages through the united power of the film medium. In addition to films we have parties each evening, workshops, panels, Q&A's, live music, networking events and whatever else our creative minds create year-to-year!

The fest is held in the student union on the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater, Oklahoma. It is the largest student union in the world and we are thrilled to have use of the theater there! Campus is gorgeous and has restaurants and the Atherton Hotel (our host hotel) connected to the student union so you can walk right from your hotel to the theater!

Stillwater is the launchpad for a number of other amazing things such as the world-famous Eskimo Joe's restaurant, musicians such as The All-American Rejects, Garth Brooks, Red Dirt Music; Oklahoma State University, and actors such as James Marsden, and Gary Busey.

We thank YOU for your submissions and look forward to having you as part of our festival!

* Winners of the Best Feature Screenplay award will receive an
InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you.
InkTip: Where producers go for scripts and writers. Producers have made more than 200 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.

FEE STRUCTURE: Fee pricing is based upon a number of factors, such as student status, the deadline period, FilmFreeway Gold membership, alumni codes, et cetera.
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Women in Horror Film Festival
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2019
$60
$45
Winners Notified:
Feb 15, 2020
Women in Horror Film festival was established in 2016 and we are a filmmaker, screenwriter & community focused festival dedicated to celebrating and showcasing female directors, writers, cinematographers, FX artists, editors, production designers, composers & performers in genre cinema, as well as the teams with whom they work. The fest takes place in Atlanta, GA and winners in select categories will receive a truly one-of-a-kind "Lizzie" trophy.
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Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2019
Extended
Oct 31, 2019
$65
Winners Notified:
Nov 30, 2019
The festival aims to promote independent filmmakers and innovative work that take risks and move the frontiers from the boring and most of the times empty conventional to the artistic initiating strong emotions and out of the box exceptional. It equally aims to give the opportunity to independent filmmakers to showcase their work free of commercial constraints.
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Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition 2019
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2019
$65
$45
Final Screenplay Deadline
Oct 31, 2019
$65
$45
Winners Notified:
Dec 17, 2019
Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition was founded to encourage and support independent low and big budget, filmmakers, who work in the horror, suspense, science fiction, drama,action, adventure, and art house genres.

INTRODUCING THE MARY PICKFORD AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE FILM ARTS
This Award is to Highlight Women in The Film Arts. We call it "The Zed Fest Mary Pickford Award" In honor the Great Mary Pickford Silent Film Pioneer.

"WE HOPE TO DISCOVER THE CULT MOVIES OF THE FUTURE."

Zed Fest Film Festival 2019 Prizes:
Over $5000 in Cash & Prizes will be Divided among winners

ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL GENRES:
Horror
Suspense
Science Fiction
Supernatural
Arthouse
Action/Adventure
Fantasy
Documentary
Music Videos
Super 8
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Russian International Horror Film Festival and Awards
Early bird
Oct 31, 2019
$80
$35
Final Deadline
Feb 29, 2020
$100
$50
Winners Notified:
Mar 28, 2020
DROP is a Russian International Horror Award Show. Set in Moscow since 2010. The festival is created by Live Entertainment Company and it’s CEO — Victor Boulankin.
During the festival we are showing both the newest horror films and the horror classics of old. We also hold the Star Master-class featuring some of the greatest horror masters of Russia and all over the world. We had all sorts of international guests to our festivals. Our prizes are: a valuable statue + sponsors' gifts.
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Worldwide Women's Film Festival
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2019
$45
$35
Extended
Oct 31, 2019
$45
$35
Winners Notified:
Feb 8, 2020
Established in 2018 our mission is "The Worldwide Women's Film Festival educates, supports, and empowers women in the collaborative endeavor of filmmaking while we shine a light on women's stories, stories by women, and other diverse experiences across all genders.

"Qualified films have women in at least one key creative role: Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Composer or other significant key role. All filmmakers are welcome as our festival is not exclusive to women only.
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GeekFest Film Fests
Late Deadline
Oct 31, 2019
$65-75
Final Deadline
Nov 30, 2019
$75-85
Final Deadline
Nov 30, 2019
$75-85
Winners Notified:
Feb 16, 2020
GeekFest Film Fest's Call for Entries is OPEN!
One of Top Rated Genre Film Festival on Film Freeway!
Be part of the World’s Largest Traveling Comic Convention Film Festival!
Imagine your film traveling around the country for an entire year for one entry fee with more filmmakers perks than any other Film Fest on EARTH!
GeekFest Film Fests have reached over 5 million con goers in its 1st 6 years and screened over 200 films to tens of thousands of attendees!
One Entry FEE, Multiple Events per yr!
NEO International Film Festival
Extended Deadline
Nov 1, 2019
$40
$20
Final Deadline
Nov 28, 2019
$50
$30
Super Extended Deadline
Nov 28, 2019
$50
$30
Winners Notified:
Nov 30, -0001
The Northeastern Ohio International Film Festival isn't like the other Film Festivals. Our judges aren't looking for big name actors or directors. We are truly an independent film festival and our judge's rate and grade films on the merits of the films using an extensive proprietary grading system. Each judge will also provide notes and a short constructive critique of the film if requested.

The Fourth Annual NEO International Film Festival is being held again at Paolino's Pub. 2091 Locust Street S. Canal Fulton, OH 44614 on Monday, December 10th at 6PM.
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VISIONFEST
Final Deadline
Nov 1, 2019
$85
Winners Notified:
Nov 23, 2019
VISIONFEST is an annual, IMDb qualifying, online film festival and screenwriting competition evolving from what began in 2001 as VISIONFEST: THE OTHER FESTIVAL, founded by the Domani Vision Film Society, an organization dedicated to bringing you tomorrow’s visionaries... today. This newly rebranded, competitive forum, offers artists an exclusive online showcasing platform where subscribers sign up to view excerpts or full versions of projects in competition, the same way audiences would attend film screenings at a film festival. Except that now, the viewing and voting can be done from anywhere in the world, during the online event from December 1 thru December 15, 2018, at visionfest.com, which will also host a “live streamed” awards announcement on December 22, 2018. VISIONFEST is currently accepting short and feature length submissions for consideration in the following categories: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, Animation, Web Series Pilot, Music Video, Proof of Concept Trailers. Projects of any genre may be submitted, 1-45 minutes for shorts; 45 minutes and longer for feature length works in the film competition. All selected films are eligible for awards, which include cash, Commemorative statuettes or certificates, and sponsored prizes (i.e. goods/services from supporting sponsors of the event).
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New Media Film Festival
Regular
Nov 3, 2019
$80
$80
Late
Feb 3, 2020
$85
$85
Final Deadline
Apr 3, 2020
$90
$90
Winners Notified:
Jun 4, 2020
11th Annual New Media Film Festival - Honoring Stories Worth Telling
Judges from HBO, FOX, Marvel and more.

Festival Perks:
• In competition for Grand Prize - $45,000 in Awards
• Also the Top 3 Scripts get $1000.00 in Writing Industry Perks
• The Best script gets an interview in The Script Lab Magazine
• Script nominees are listed on screen during programming
• And you are part of the Q & A in that session.
• Walk the Red Carpet for Press Interviews
• Be part of the VIP Soiree, honoring the nominees.
• Highlighted in our monthly newsletter to 80,000.

All Script types and lengths considered in Script Category.
Animation – Book - Children’s – Comedy – Drama – Documentary – Episodic - Long Form - New Media – Novel – Pilot – Play – Screenplay - Scripted Reality – Series – Television – Videogame - Web Series

More About the Festival

The rationale behind the festival is clear. New media continues to show its lasting power and ability to evolve - there is scope for truly groundbreaking and compelling work in the world of storytelling. The festival is designed to both discover and cultivate highly creative work from emerging and seasoned content creators.

Put your innovative work forward and join the unique community of content creators at New Media Film Festival® - submit today!
www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com
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Web Series Festival Global
Early
Nov 5, 2019
$50
$50
Regular
Feb 5, 2020
$60
$60
Late
Apr 5, 2020
$65
$65
Final Deadline
Jul 30, 2020
$70
$70
Winners Notified:
Aug 15, 2020
Hollywood, CA– Web Series Festival Global is prestigious awards started in 2015, it’s a film festival where awards are given to Web Series Creators around the world. In the first International Annual Web Series Festival Global artists from various countries were awarded, the artists were from countries like USA, Russia, Spain, Italy, Canada and the Czech Republic.
Web Series Festival Global has a Best of Web Series, Web Series Script, Web Series Pilot and a Grand Prize, $5000 In awards.
For a grand event like this, sponsors play an important role. They are the people who provide the opportunities to creative content creators around the world. The sponsors for this event include Luck Films, Renderyard Films, LaughMD and iActing Studios.
www.WebSeriesFestivalGlobal.com
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Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival
Late
Nov 8, 2019
$75
$60
Final Deadline
Nov 15, 2019
$85
$70
Winners Notified:
Mar 15, 2020
Cinequest was voted Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers. Cinequest programs 85-90% of its festival from paid submissions annually, the highest percentage of the world's most influential film festivals.

"I think the most important thing about Cinequest is it's definitely the first time I've ever come to a festival where my immediate reaction is, 'What do I have to do to be invited back?' and that's not normally my reaction. It's a perfect film festival in a glorious place." - Neil Gaiman, Maverick Spirit Award Winner

Cinequest Film & VR Festival (CQFF) in San Jose / Silicon Valley: Set in the home of the world’s most influential media technology companies (Apple, Cisco, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, LinkedIn, Occulus etc.) CQFF showcases premier films, renowned and emerging artists, and breakthrough technology—empowering global connectivity between creators, innovators and audiences. CQFF has led the world in its showcase and implementation of the technologies that have revolutionized film making, exhibition and distribution. CQFF’s blend of the artist and innovator gains focus through its Maverick Awards. Its Maverick Spirit Awards recognizes artists (Harrison Ford, Nicolas Cage, Elle Fanning, J.J. Abrams, Tatiana Maslany, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bill Nighy, Ben Kingsley, Rosario Dawson, Spike Lee, James Franco, Neil Gaiman, and Sir Ian McKellen are among the guest recipients). Its Maverick Innovator Award recognizes technologists (including Martin Cooper, father of the cell phone, and Steve Wozniak, Co-founder of Apple Inc.). A Maverick stands apart from the crowd willing to create and innovate from a place of personal yet global vision.

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.

Also, as an Academy-qualifying festival for the short film categories, Cinequest is proud to honor the winners of its Best Short Narrative and Best Short Animation prizes with a shot at every filmmaker's dream...Oscar gold.

"This festival is one that sets the trends and is actually ahead of the trends. Other festivals are copying Cinequest; I see it all the time."-- Chris Gore (Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide)

Exhibiting unique social and artistic visions from around the globe, Cinequest’s dynamic festival engages audiences in thought-provoking dialogue, giving film artists and film lovers alike an opportunity to connect. Furthermore, Cinequest provides cutting edge technology and movie-making forums to empower professionals and students.

JUST A FEW OF THE BIG FILMS & VR WHICH HAVE BEEN A PART OF CINEQUEST’S PROGRAM:
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (dir. Terry Gilliam; starring Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce)
Hotel Mumbai (dir. Anthony Mara; starring Armie Hammer, Dev Patel)
The Public (dir. Emilio Estevez; starring Emilio Estevez, Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone)
Teen Spirit (dir. Max Minghella; starring Elle Fanning)
Beirut (dir. Brad Anderson; starring Rosamund Pike, Jon Hamm)
Borg/McEnroe (dir. Janus Metz; starring Shia LeBeouf)
Krystal (dir. William H Macy; starring Nick Robinson, Rosario Dawson)
Submergence (dir. Wim Wenders; starring James McAvoy)
What They Had (dir. Elizabeth Chomko; starring Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon)
The Humanity Bureau VR (starring Nicolas Cage)

JUST A FEW OF THE CINEQUEST WORLD AND U.S. PREMIERES WHICH HAVE RECEIVED DISTRIBUTION:
I Love You Both, dir. Doug Archibald (narrative, Magnolia Pictures)
East Side Sushi, dir. Anthony Lucero (narrative, Sony Pictures)
Midnight Clear, dir. Dallas Jenkins (narrative, Lionsgate)
Fixed, dir. Alonso Mayo (narrative, Gravitas Ventures)
Witch Hunt, dir. Don Hardy, Dana Nachman (documentary, MSNBC Films)
Mine 9, dir. Eddie Mensore (narrative, Raven Banner Entertainment)


Awards & Prizes
Festival Awards include:
* Best Feature Film: Drama
* Best Feature Film: Comedy
* Best Documentary Feature
* Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror Feature Award
* Visionary Award (for the New Visions category)
* Global Vision Award
* Audience Award for Feature Narrative
* Audience Award for Feature Documentary
* Best Short Narrative Film
* Best Short Animated Film
* Best Short Documentary Film
* Best College Short Film
* Best High School Film
* Best Long Form Television Episode or Webisode
* Best Short Form Television Episode or Webisode
* Best Music Video
* Virtual & Augmented Reality Awards (see VR section for more information)
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