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Web Series Festival Global
Opens for submissions:
Jan 15, 2017
final deadline
Jul 30, 2017
$70
Final Deadline
Jul 30, 2017
$70
Winners Notified:
Aug 4, 2017
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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TMFF - The Monthly Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jul 1, 2017
July Late
Jul 30, 2017
$29.99
$14.99
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2017
$29.99
$14.99
Winners Notified:
Jul 31, 2017
TMFF was named by ShortFilm Connection "probably the most famous film festival currently on the web". With almost 2000 SELECTED FILMS until now and hundreds of thousands of website visits each month, we hope that through TMFF you can stand out with your project and get the public reach you need, especially that as of August 2016 TMFF is an official IMDb event! Plus, every official selection will be entered into our extensive FILM COLLECTION.

Each month, our judges, who all work in the film industry, will decide who the TMFF winners are.

AND KEEP THIS IN MIND: We won't put the full version of your film on our website if you don't want to. A TRAILER WILL DO.

Think you're good enough? Make us think the same.
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New Renaissance Film Festival (Amsterdam, NL)
Opens for submissions:
Apr 1, 2017
Regular
Jul 31, 2017
$32
$27
Late
Sep 20, 2017
$36
$31
Extended
Nov 17, 2017
$40
$35
Final Deadline
Jan 12, 2018
$45
$40
Winners Notified:
Jan 12, 2018
"One of the UK's top film festivals to know about" - London METRO
"A top ten event" - Het Parool
"Culture Calendar" - VOGUE Nederland
"Amsterdam hosts a great cinema event" - iAmsterdam

A FESTIVAL FOR INSPIRING ARTISTS AND STORYTELLERS

This three day festival is organized by JAN HENDRIK VERSTRATEN and MASSIMO BARBATO who are themselves filmmakers and writers. They believe at the heart of every great film is a great story, one that will inspire an audience and hopefully help to shape culture in a positive way.

NRFF had its successful inaugural festival in London in August 2016, and then in Amsterdam in March 2017. The second edition of NRFF Amsterdam will be held in March 2018, at the arthouse cinema LAB111, which is close to the famous Vondelpark in Amsterdam, a city known for its diversity and innovation in the creative arts.

NRFF Amsterdam has several categories for International, Benelux and LGBT filmmakers. We especially love quality drama shorts with strong emotional themes.

We will screen up to 100 films in two cinemas over the course of three days. This event includes a screenwriting competition, professional MASTER CLASSES by industry professionals, Filmmaker Q&A's, Panel Discussions, a fun COCKTAIL HOUR and AWARDS CEREMONY. The festival will be open to the public and ticket sales will be announced on the website in due course.
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LGBT New Renaissance Film Festival (Amsterdam, NL)
Opens for submissions:
Apr 1, 2017
Regular
Jul 31, 2017
$32
$27
Late
Sep 20, 2017
$36
$31
Extended
Nov 17, 2017
$40
$35
Final Deadline
Jan 12, 2018
$45
$40
Winners Notified:
Jan 12, 2018
"One of the UK's top film festivals to know about" - London METRO
"A top ten event" - Het Parool
"Culture Calendar" - VOGUE Nederland
"Amsterdam hosts a great cinema event" - iAmsterdam

LGBT Film Festival and Screenplay Competition.

We are looking for FILMS and SCREENPLAYS with an LGBT theme to be part of the New Renaissance Film Festival, which will take place in Amsterdam, next March (2018).

Different lengths and different genres are welcome, and we especially love quality drama shorts with strong emotional themes.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The New Renaissance Film Festival had its successful inaugural event in Amsterdam in March 2017, and is part of larger festival which takes place in London. NRFF Amsterdam and LGBT NRFF Amsterdam will be held at the arthouse cinema LAB111, which is close to the famous Vondelpark in Amsterdam, a city known for its diversity and innovation in the creative arts. We will screen up to 100 films in two cinemas over the course of three days. The event will include professional MASTER CLASSES, Filmmakers Q&A's, Panel Discussions, a fun COCKTAIL HOUR and AWARDS CEREMONY.

The festival will be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and ticket sales will be announced on the website in due course.
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Moondance International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jan 1, 2017
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2017
$100
$100
Winners Notified:
Aug 15, 2017
The Moondance International Film Festival invites all talented US & International filmmakers, writers and music composers to submit their films, written works and film scores to its 18th annual season.

Moondance is known as the “American Cannes” of film festivals, and features the very best of indie films, music & writing by talented artists from around the world. Plan now to participate in this unique competition and film festival! For the last 17 years, the annual Moondance International Film Festival has showcased many hundreds of top-quality award-winning indie films, and promoted filmmakers, writers, composers, actors, industry professionals and media, from around the world.
IndieFest International
Opens for submissions:
Mar 1, 2017
September Fest
Jul 31, 2017
$15
$15
October Fest
Aug 31, 2017
$15
$15
December Fest
Sep 30, 2017
$15
$15
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2017
$15
$15
Winners Notified:
Jul 10, 2017
IndieFest International is ongoing with new films and returning ranked films exhibited each month. Films are eligible for competition in the 2nd month following the month during which the submission was received.

20 finalists will be exhibited monthly online at FilmFestivalFlix.com. The top ranked 10 films (by audience vote) each month will remain on the festival platform with 10 new finalists joining the festival line-up. Films may continue to earn cash prizes, awards, and revenue sharing for as many months as they remain in the top 10 ranked films monthly.
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Dublin Web Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jan 9, 2017
Regular Submissions
Jul 31, 2017
$30-60
Late Submissions
Sep 15, 2017
$40-80
Final Deadline
Sep 15, 2017
Winners Notified:
Nov 19, 2017
DubWebFest is a celebration of the storytelling power of the Internet. Uniting digital media and tech worlds, the festival provides a platform for original web series and short form digital content, as TV and Film production professionals gather in Dublin for this unique annual event.

Part of a worldwide network of festivals, DubWebFest is an opportunity for web series and digital content makers to unite for three days to celebrate online storytelling. The festival provides digital storymakers with a unique opportunity to showcase and partake in original screenings, workshops from leading industry professionals and more, as an international audience of digital movers and shakers unite for this unique occasion.

Submit your work under one of DubWebFest’s categories from script writing to web series and short films. We accept short form content and fees are ranging from 20$ to $80 spending on the date and type of production you are submitting.

Join us in Dublin in November to celebrate and acknowledge excellent digital content and web series, as we connect industry and audience in a celebration of the digital story.
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Be Epic! London International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jan 21, 2017
Late Deadline
Jul 31, 2017
$69.99
$29.99
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2017
$69.99
$29.99
Winners Notified:
Nov 12, 2017
Be Epic! London International Film Festival is a yearly film festival that is looking especially for meaningful, innovative, free of cliche filmmaking.

BELIFF encourages young and old film makers from around the world to contribute to the shaping of society through inspirational films that combine with valuable messages and innovative ideas. BELIFF aims to be the rising point of film makers and up and coming new artists by promoting value and hard work and we are dedicating ourselves to stand up for everyone who is looking to refine and discover film both as entertaining and educating audiences from all around the globe.

Those who will get the best out of BELIFF film festival are:
- the visionary voices and artists (scriptwriters, directors, actors etc.) that have great empathy and a deep capacity to understanding and expressing beyond the surface layers of things and beyond those depths as well.
- distinctive scripts,
- truthful perspectives on themes and subjects,
- the creators of innovative cinematic outcomes that stand out from the usual mainstream.
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F3: Frankly Film Fest
Opens for submissions:
Jan 1, 2017
Late
Jul 31, 2017
$1-10
Extended
Aug 15, 2017
$1-15
Final Deadline
Aug 15, 2017
Winners Notified:
Oct 7, 2017
F3: Frankly Film Fest is being held in conjunction with Un-Con on October 6th & 7th at the Comfort Inn Miami Valley Center Mall located at 987 E. Ash St., in Piqua Ohio.

The festival was founded in 2004 by Frankly Zoe Productions to promote their Youth Summer Movie Program. Designed to be a one off festival, F3: Frankly Film Fest screened 27 films during their first season. In 2016 Frankly Zoe Productions decided to resurrect F3 in conjunction with the Tenth Anniversary of Un-Con.

In keeping with the "all genres are welcome" theme of the Un-Con, F3 is an all genre short film festival, with a focus on sci-fi, fantasy, thrillers, animation, and fan films.

Our panel of judges, all with extensive backgrounds in the independent film industry, pick the best of the best from all of the submissions. And on Saturday night when the screenings wrap, awards will be presented in the categories of Best Non-Student Short, Best Student Short, Judges Choice, Audience Choice, and Best of Fest.

Verified current students get a discounted submission fee of $1 to 5.
Queen City Film Festival (QCFF)
Opens for submissions:
Apr 1, 2017
Late Deadline
Jul 31, 2017
$10
$20
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2017
$10
$20
Winners Notified:
Oct 8, 2017
QCFF 2017 Call For Entries

The Queen City Film Festival (QCFF), Western Maryland’s premiere film festival, is held each year in early Fall in Cumberland, Maryland. Founded in 2012, and currently in our sixth year, QCFF 2017 will be held October 5-8 at The Venue At Mezzos in Cumberland, Maryland. QCFF offers a four-day program of screenings and educational panels, and welcomes filmmakers from around the world. Located in Allegany County, Cumberland offers a delightful blend of hospitality and history; mingled with charming shops, delicious dining, arts and entertainment and lots of events and activities.

Previous festival favorites include Record Paradise, Led Zeppelin Played Here, Underbelly Blues, M Cream, Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women In Jazz, Bounty Momma, How Sweet The Sound: The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Subterranea, Australiens, and CADES: Forestglade Of Death.

Our educational panels focus broadly on Appalachia, historic preservation, and redevelopment for the arts, and often include film presentations such as LowerTown Paducah, Farewell To Factory Towns?, and Through The Place.

Last year’s festival was our most successful to date, and presented 69 selections including such highlights as Better Half, Peelers, Nighthawks On The Blue Highway, and There Is No Such Thing As The Record Label Fairy.

Our categories for 2017 are Animation, Appalachian, Cult, Documentary, Horror/SciFi, Kids/Family, LGBT, and Music, including the return of and our popular Happy Hour music video block.. We welcome eclectic fare and encourage submissions that qualify in as many categories as possible. QCFF also embraces and promotes films by Maryland filmmakers and films made in Maryland. We have been pleased to introduce visiting filmmakers to local media.

Submissions are being accepted via Withoutabox and FilmFreeway. Volunteers for production crew, event staff, or screeners should contact info@alleganyalliedarts.org for more information, or visit us on Facebook.
High Falls Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Mar 31, 2017
Regular
Jul 31, 2017
$60
$30
Late
Aug 21, 2017
$65
$35
Extended
Sep 3, 2017
$80
$50
Final Deadline
Sep 3, 2017
$80
$50
Winners Notified:
Nov 13, 2017
The fifteenth High Falls Film Festival (HFFF), a five-day event celebrating the achievements of women in all aspects of filmmaking, will be held in November 2017 in Rochester, NY. Founded in 2001, the HFFF honors the artistry and innovation of women in film — behind the camera, in leading roles on the screen, and at the heart of storylines. Our focus on women in film is inspired by our city’s legacy as the birthplace of film (George Eastman) and the women’s rights movement (Susan B. Anthony), and the Festival is one of the longest running women’s film festivals in the U.S. Offerings will include an international slate of feature length independent films, both narrative and documentary, as well as four shorts programs, screened at the historic Little Theatre. The Festival experience will be enhanced by panels, workshops, talks with filmmakers, and opening and closing parties.
NZ Web Fest
Opens for submissions:
Apr 1, 2017
Late
Jul 31, 2017
$45
Final Deadline
Aug 31, 2017
$50
Winners Notified:
Nov 18, 2017
The NZ Web Fest is New Zealand's festival for online content, web series, shows, YouTube channels, fiction, factual, and anything in between. If it was made for online, it's probably eligible for consideration.

The NZ Web Fest held its first edition in 2015. The third edition will run 18 - 19 November 2017.
12th Annual Hamilton Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Mar 10, 2017
Late
Jul 31, 2017
$60
$40
Final Deadline
Aug 15, 2017
$75
$55
Winners Notified:
Aug 31, 2017
“This fest is sure to become the next TIFF it is keeps up this caliber of cinema heaven.” - John Nicol / Filmmaker

The 12th Annual Hamilton Film Festival continues to be one of Canada’s most important up-and-coming film festivals. This year’s festival will feature over $25,000 in prize value, plus the opportunity to network with, and pitch your films, scripts and projects. Distributors actively look to the Hamilton Film Festival for titles and we will be releasing a list of films acquired during the 2016 festival.

Guests have included Academy Award® winner Colin Chilvers, Daniel Baldwin, Michael Pare (Eddie and the Cruisers), Tony Rosato (SCTV), Marc Blucas (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Robert Miano (Donny Brasco), Frank D’Angelo (Red Maple Leaf), Fred Fuchs (Godfather III Executive Producer, Milton's Secret) Art Hindle (Black Christmas), Doug McGrath (Goin’ Down the Road), Lynne Griffin (Curtains), Julian Richings (Superman: Man of Steel), Kirsten Bodenstedt (COO and Co-Owner of Peregrine Labs) Academy Award® winner Colin Doncaster, Bob Munro (VFX Supervisor), Sean Sullivan (Wayne’s World, Back to the Future III) Lisa Langlois (Class of 1984) and many, many more! Filmmakers and producers attended from Italy, Germany, Austria, France, the USA and all across Canada.

We have 14 prize categories, including Jury, Feature, Short, Doc, Actor, Actress, Editing, Cinematography, Screenplay (x2), Music, Student, Truly Independent local award and the legendary Sparquie the Squirrel award!

For the first time ever we will have a theme to the festival. MUSIC will be at the forefront this year with live performances (related to film), composing panels, music discussions and guests and of coarse, a spotlight on the music in the movies we are screening!

As a “Truly Independent” festival, we are not run by a Board of Directors and we don’t pre-program or pick themes and genres. We let YOUR submissions and selections dictate what we show each year as we accept all genres and lengths! The festival is as diverse as our alumni, who come from over 50 countries around the world. Filmmakers globally are looking to the Hamilton Film Festival as an accessible event with multiple chances to screen, win awards and gain post-festival promotion as our Alumni is our family and your movie never has a shelf life with us.

In 2016, we screened 175 films out of 700 submissions so if you have a great film, your chances are very good!

We are a festival that is very proud of screening films made by female filmmakers. Last year we screen 45 films by female directors!

We are proud to offer, for the second year, the Canadian Film Market which runs the final weekend of the festival and will include Industry Development events, quality networking, pitches and private screenings for industry. Over 25 countries participated in 2016.

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada is a major destination for film and television productions. Films like Spotlight, Crimson Peak, Suicide Squad, The Hulk and Robocop are just a few films that have taken advantage of Hamilton’s many incredible locations. Producers love the additional tax credits, Directors love the “anywhere is here” look of the city, and people love seeing it on screen!

Filmmakers around the world are choosing the Hamilton Film Festival as a required stop, and we want YOU to be a part of this growing scene that is on the verge of expanding into a not-so-hidden gem! See you and your film in Hamilton this November!
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The Halloween Horror Picture Show
Opens for submissions:
Jan 1, 2017
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2017
$20.00
$20.00
Winners Notified:
Oct 7, 2017
Tampa Florida's Original Horror Film Festival! Started in 2002 The Halloween Horror Picture Show has screened 100's of Short and Feature Films giving Independent Filmmakers and opportunity to screen their films to the fans and also to introduce their work, have Q&A's and even sell their merch!

Many genre stars have been Celebrity Guests at previous events and vendors from all over come to sell Horror related items. It's a great place to network and get your film seen by the people who want to see it most!

The overall 'Best of the Fest' Short will receive a very Special and Unique Handcrafted HHPS Award and MORE! Not to mention every Short Horror selected to be screened at this years event will get feedback from our Celebrity Judges!

The event will be held at MegaCon Tampabay on Saturday September 30th and Sunday October 1st! Make sure to visit our Official site for more gory details as they become available!
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Orlando Edge Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Oct 24, 2016
Regular
Jul 31, 2017
$0-7
Late
Jul 31, 2017
$0-10
Extended
Sep 25, 2017
$0-12
Final Deadline
Oct 1, 2017
$5-20
Winners Notified:
Oct 1, 2017
The Orlando Edge Film Festival is a creative and new experience set-up to highlight the best of classic and contemporary film-making of all genres in the Orlando area. Our festival supports the progression of ingenuity from growing and established filmmakers through their own artistic and cinematic expression. We support and celebrate the ideals of passion, talent, hard-work, and vision of these filmmakers and their works. Entering our second year, we have grown to amplify our approach to help recognize your film into the Orlando community. Through submitting to our second festival, you will have the opportunity to screen your film in front of a thriving, artistic, modern, and enriching community composed of Metro Orlando filmmakers and film lovers, as well as film students from the neighboring colleges of UCF and Valencia.

Critical Edge student-run film & art festivals feature a season of independent film screenings where we play many of our short film selections alongside local/student filmmakers, followed by an annual Film Festival. A typical early screening event lasts an hour, and takes place at a local cafe, art gallery/studio space, or outdoors (depending on the venue). Our annual event will take place at multiple venues, run longer, and screen feature and short films - the annual event showcases the films selected as winners of their submission category (among other selections).

WE ACCEPT & LOVE INTERNATIONAL FILMS!
By submitting to the Orlando Edge Film Festival, you are competing for the following opportunities:
- NEW: International Film Trade - 3 festival winning films will be chosen to exchange with FINDECOIN: International Short Film Festival "The Day is Short" from Venezuela, where it'll be screened at one of their venues.
- NEW: Film/Television/Media Market annual membership - we're offering 7 category winners from each festival 12-month iPitch.tv subscriptions ($299 value)! 20 selections from each festival will also be offered 3-month subscriptions ($117 value) to the creative project pitching service!
" iPITCH.TV gives Screenwriters, Filmmakers and Creators the ability to pitch and sell TV or Movie ideas directly to Entertainment Industry Buyers by submission of written and/or video pitches."
- Screentime/Publicity during various Early Screening events where audiences participate in the critiquing of selected short film submissions. Films screened during Early Screening events will earn the status of "Official Selection."
- To win trophies/laurels/selection status in a number of categories or win a category and to be selected to screen during our Annual festival event. Your film's promotional materials and your posts will additionally be shared across our social media pages prior to our festival.
- Entering an ongoing competition for display on our website and various social media pages as selections in our Photography category (excluding film submissions except by our prior e-mailed request). Photography selections may also be chosen to be made into our annual festival poster/flier, and the submitter behind each print may receive them upon request!
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SLIFF Online from St. Lawrence International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jul 1, 2017
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2017
$25
Winners Notified:
Aug 1, 2017
SLIFF Online presented by St. Lawrence International Film Festival is an online monthly competition established to showcase the best in new short films and web series to a worldwide audience and the entertainment industry at large.

SLIFF Online continues a tradition of celebrating international independent cinema by focusing on the increasingly vital short-format projects produced from all corners and all makers.

We accept narrative, documentary, animated and experimental short films under 40 minutes in length and individual webseries episodes under 40 minutes in length.

Monthly Official Selections and Winners receive unique prizes geared toward exposing selected projects to wider audiences.

With monthly entries and online screenings, SLIFF Online allows us to discover and promote more of the best short films in the world throughout the year.
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SF3-SmartFone Flick Fest
Opens for submissions:
May 1, 2017
Final Deadline
Aug 1, 2017
$10-15
Winners Notified:
Aug 25, 2017
SmartFone Flick Fest is Australia’s only international smartphone film festival for filmmakers of all ages.

We are an international festival open to anyone with a smartphone or tablet and a great idea for a short film.

SF3 provides a platform for budding filmmakers to bring their ideas to life and have their films seen by a global audience, without the need for lots of fancy equipment or a big budget.

That great story you have always thought would make a great film? Here is your chance!

Just about everyone now has access to a smartphone or a tablet so start filming. It's that easy.

SF3 is in our third year and with over 600 films entered over the first two years smartphone filmmaking is a force to be reckoned with.

Entry fees: $10 for students and $15 regular fee.
Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival
Opens for submissions:
Dec 1, 2016
Deadline
Aug 1, 2017
$15 euro
Final Deadline
Aug 1, 2017
$16.50
Winners Notified:
Oct 8, 2017
We are an independent festival dedicated to bring together established musicians and filmmakers in a forum to celebrate the short films.

Awards & Prizes
o Best Director
o Best Producer
o Best Script
o Best Music Video
o Best Cinematography
o Best Edit
o Best Animation
o Best Sound Design
o Best Score/Music
o Best Student
o Best Irish Short
o Best Actor
o Best Actress
o Best Documentary

The actual awards are paintings made by very talented Dublin based artists and the value of each painting is priceless.
Eau Claire World Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Mar 29, 2017
Final Deadline
Aug 1, 2017
$65
$50
Winners Notified:
Oct 1, 2017
Welcome to the inaugural year of the Eau Claire World Film Festival, proudly becoming a part of the vibrant and nationally renowned arts movement centered here in the Chippewa Valley of Western Wisconsin. We are excited to bring a permanent, major, international film festival to Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Our mission is to be thoroughly connected with national/international distribution opportunities, sales agencies and creative opportunities.
Filmchella
Opens for submissions:
Apr 1, 2017
Late Deadline
Aug 1, 2017
$60
$50
Final Deadline
Sep 1, 2017
$80
$60
Winners Notified:
Oct 1, 2017
A Film exchange, retreat, and party in the desert. Where making something cool is most important. Open air theater, in the desert, fueled and full of filmmakers.

Hosted at an RV park and campground in Joshua Tree, CA. Filmchella screens only quality films in a dreamlike atmosphere, think Alice in Wonderland. There will be parties and seminars during the day, with films and star shows at night. Complete sensory overload.

If you're gonna go to a film festival, might as well have the best time of your life.
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