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The Lost Sanity Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Apr 1, 2017
Horror Regular
Sep 27, 2017
$35
$20
Sci Fi Regular
Sep 27, 2017
$20
Sci-Fi Late
Oct 31, 2017
$25
Horror Late
Oct 31, 2017
$40
$25
Final Deadline
Nov 3, 2017
$35-40
Winners Notified:
Nov 28, 2017
Horror and Science Fiction fans, we are honored to present the Lost Sanity International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival.

We celebrate all forms of horror: suspense, thriller, slasher/gore, comedic-horror, as long as it's horror related we want to see it ! Let's not forget about all you Outer-Space and Alien fans out there too, if you have a stellar Sci-Fi piece feel free to beam it our way !


We will be accepting all submissions via FilmFreeway. Each film will be judged by our award winning staff in a variety of categories. The 2017 Lost Sanity Film Festival Judging Panel will be held Nov 7th in Old Town Temecula. Announcements will be made via social media and our Lost Sanity Production site.

In honor of Lost Sanity's Bicoastal Organization, we will also be holding a Red Carpet Screening in Hoboken, NJ on November 28th to celebrate our Winners. The event will be coupled by publicity via our website and media outlets, as well as a Screening and Red Carpet Celebration.

Our categories are as follows:

Best Horror Feature
Best Horror Short
The UFO Award ( best Sci-fi Short )
The Lost Sanity King of Terror (Best Actor )
The Lost Sanity Scream Queen (Best Actress)
The Lost Sanity Evil Genius Award (Best Director)

Best Monster ( Visual effects/makeup)
The Creepy Brood Award ( Best ensemble)
That's So Raven Award ( Best original concept for a short or feature)
The Tune of Doom Award ( Best original score )
Funny Bones Award ( Best comedic-horror film )
Adore The Gore Award ( Bloodiest film )
Little Pigs, Little Pigs Let Me Come In Award ( Best psychological thriller)
Trophies will be presented for best horror feature, best horror short, best actor, best actress, best Sci-Fi Short !

All semi-finalists, finalists and other award winners will receive laurels via email. We will also showcase the winners on our site to encourage film makers in sharing their success.
SLIFF Online from St. Lawrence International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Sep 1, 2017
Final Deadline
Sep 27, 2017
$25
Winners Notified:
Oct 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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Lake View International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Sep 11, 2017
Regular Deadline
Sep 27, 2017
$20
$18
Late Deadline
Oct 7, 2017
$25
$20
Final Deadline
Oct 8, 2017
$25
$20
Winners Notified:
Oct 20, 2017
ABOUT US
LAKE VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is North India's first independent monthly based film competition with annual screening. Lake View Film Festival is open to all Organization /Agency /Independent /Producer/Directors. Aiming to inspire, motivate and award the true innovative and artistic geniuses of our time. Every independent artist hopes to one day emerge from the underground scene and share their talents with the masses. Hopefully, the showcase platform we provide will help facilitate that dream. We’re excited to display a wide range of works from all genres that will have industry pros, filmmakers and filmgoers buzzing.
Every month, Judges will award the best films of each category. Every winner will be given the distinction of an Official Finalist of the annual event in which Judges and Audience will award the best films of each category.
Near Nazareth Festival ( NNF )
Opens for submissions:
Jun 1, 2017
Standard
Sep 28, 2017
$17
$15
Autumn
Oct 27, 2017
$19
$17
Final Deadline
Dec 9, 2017
$20
$18
Winners Notified:
Dec 20, 2017
Near Nazareth Festival hospitably opens its doors to filmmakers.
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'll set up info about your film on Near Nazareth Festival website and Facebook page.
We are inviting of you to join.
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Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition 2017
Opens for submissions:
Jan 12, 2017
Final Film deadline
Sep 29, 2017
$40-70
Final Deadline
Sep 29, 2017
Winners Notified:
Nov 17, 2017
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.

The Top Prizes
Zed Fest Film Festival 2017 Prizes:
Over $5000 in Cash & Prizes will be Divided among winners

"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.

Certificate Zed Fest Film Festival 2017

Phil Tucker Award
(named after Indie Film Making Pioneer Director of Robot Monster (1953)

Golden Marquee Award
The Golden Marquee is for highest achievement award in recognition to the Feature Film that displays exemplary technical proficiencies in filmmaking and storytelling.
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TMFF - The Monthly Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jul 1, 2017
July Late
Sep 29, 2017
$29.99
$14.99
Final Deadline
Sep 30, 2017
$29.99
$14.99
Winners Notified:
Sep 30, 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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ARFF International
Opens for submissions:
Sep 12, 2017
Exclusive Deadline
Sep 29, 2017
$55
$55
Final Deadline
Sep 30, 2017
$55
$55
Winners Notified:
Oct 1, 2017
Around International Film Festival // Berlin Official Awards ✈
Annual Independent event with 4 live screening for all genre creations. Every month, the international community awards the creations to serve ARFF Official Laurel and to participate on yearly ceremony.
It's also possible to submit separately on ARFF Amsterdam ✈
https://filmfreeway.com/festival/ARFFAmsterdam
ARFF Paris ✈
https://filmfreeway.com/festival/ARFFParis
ARFF Barcelona ✈
https://filmfreeway.com/festival/ARFFBarcelona
New Renaissance Film Fest (London, UK)
Opens for submissions:
Apr 22, 2016
Early Bird
Sep 30, 2017
$35
$20
January Deadline
Jan 3, 2018
$43
$29
Regular
Mar 8, 2018
$47
$36
Late
May 1, 2018
$53
$40
Final Deadline
Jun 10, 2018
$59
$46
Winners Notified:
Jul 6, 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

OUR MISSION

We focus on the ARTIST, on the STORY and on building an international COMMUNITY of inspiring storytellers.

Our passion is to tell great stories.
ONE OF THE TOP UK FILM FESTIVALS TO KNOW ABOUT!

NRFF was featured recently in the London METRO’s list of TOP UK FILM FESTIVALS among some very distinguished company, including Raindance and Aesthetica.

As of September 2016, we were ranked in the top 100 best reviewed film festivals on Film Freeway.

We have been privileged to screen world and UK premiers at our festival that went on to be nominated for the Oscars! We have also found that filmmakers, screenwriters and actors create new projects from meeting each other at the festival.

2018 will be our third year in London, a city known for its diversity and innovation in the creative arts. We will screen around 120 narrative shorts, documentaries, animations and music videos over the course of the festival, finishing with an AWARDS CEREMONY.
Running alongside the festival will be a SCREENWRITING COMPETITION and a series of MASTERCLASSES by film industry experts, a filmmaker's PANEL DISCUSSION, Filmmaker Q&A's, and other networking opportunities.
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IndieFest International
Opens for submissions:
Mar 1, 2017
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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US Hollywood Int'l Golden Film Award
Opens for submissions:
Mar 26, 2017
Late
Sep 30, 2017
$30-40
Final Deadline
Sep 30, 2017
$30-40
Winners Notified:
Nov 1, 2017
2017 USHIFF Golden Film Awards (GFA)
For filmmakers to hone their craft, promote their work, and interact with a global audience.
The 2017 US Hollywood International Golden Film Awards Star Studded premiere red carpet Golden Film Awards ceremony will be held in Hollywood, California during the month of December, 2017,
The US Hollywood Int'l Golden Film Awards & Int'l Films Tour is an annual community event. The festival will showcase short films from around the world as well as providing a platform for up and coming filmmakers in independent feature films .
Representing the art and craft of cinematic storytelling, the festival is a platform for fostering meaningful global communication between all cultures through Cinema. The goal of the founders is to expose international talent and to build bridges of understanding and creativity within the film industry.
This is a great opportunity to expose a diverse range of talent to not only the public, but to distributors, investors and others who are in the business of film and fashion.
We invite a new generation of filmmakers to “Twist the System” by rewarding unique and unorthodox approaches to filmmaking, GFA emphasizes emerging technologies such as mobile devices and digital media in film production and distribution.
The Golden Film Awards will serve to showcase both established and undiscovered filmmakers by utilizing online video platform, and social media to share these films with a worldwide audience. The Festival Panel encourages and embraces "transmedia," a style of filmmaking that encourages interaction with the audience, specifically through the internet, social media, and online venues. Audience participation is the driving force in media today. Google, WeChat, Facebook, Twitter, Weibo are all shaped by and shape the content we partake in, absorb and mold. That's what this years’ festival is about.
The Best Way To Get Recognition both Your Shorts & Feature Film
US Hollywood Int'l Golden Film Awards enthusiastically pursues its artistic and public service goals; to enrich, to educate, to entertain, to initiate, to enhance cultural dialogue and celebrate cinematic excellence in any language. Our principle objectives encompass promoting film to an ever-widening audience as a powerful medium that inspires creativity, encourages introspection and compels exploration. The US Hollywood Int'l Golden Film Award (GFA) aims for a leadership role in providing an extensive forum for multicultural exchange in the heart of Hollywood and beyond. Also our goal is to search out skilled and creative next generation filmmakers and bring their work together – presenting them in an international, culturally political framework in order to best facilitate the exchange of imaginative ideas.
Categories: Film Competition
Drama
Comedy
Documentary
Animation
Action
Language
Music Video
Social Conscience
Romance
Sci-Fi
Screenplay

Submissions:
If you're seeking opportunities to get your shorts/feature film in the film festival, submitting your to US Hollywood Int'l Golden Film Awards (GFA) . Which is an effective and proven path to put your short or feature in the eye of filmmakers, directors, producers and other key visual media industry personnel and may be can get nominated for awards
If your work is chosen and you are nominated, you will receive an invitation to exhibit your film(s) at the USHIFF Golden Film Awards ceremony and all GFA winners are invited to screen their films in Hollywood,Ca, You will receive detailed instructions on submitting a master video file at that time.
Show the world what you can do! US Hollywood Int’l Golden Film Awards is now accepting submissions for its International celebration of cinematic arts.

Here is a video featuring Winners of our 2016 USHIFF Golden Film Awards held in Hollywood California

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBKGWNVAQZo&t=154s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5srUxLD0Wqc

Special Discount Code
GFA0617
$10.00 OFF

All Winners Will receive laurels and will be listed on the respective winners page on our site.
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International Short Film Festival Kolkata
Opens for submissions:
Apr 1, 2017
Normal Deadline
Sep 30, 2017
$30
Final Deadline
Nov 10, 2017
$40
Winners Notified:
Dec 10, 2017
This is one of the most prestigious festival in India. The festival is being mentored by legendary filmmakers like Sandip Ray, Gautam Ghosh, Kamaleswar Mukherjee, Sujoy Ghosh, Sudeshna Roy and many others. Last year, around 232 films have been there by 275 film makers from 29 countries. Winners get Cash Prize and trophy.
The festival has been started from 2016 and this year, awards will be given to Best film, best director, best camera, best editor, best sound and best script, Along with this, there will be 3 awards in the category of jury's choice.
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Pocono Mountains Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Apr 15, 2017
Final Deadline
Sep 30, 2017
$60.00
$60.00
Winners Notified:
Oct 21, 2017
About The Pocono Mountains Film Festival: Opening Oct 21, 2017
For 14 years, The Pocono Mountains Film Festival has been exhibiting the work of up-and-coming screenwriters and filmmakers. Based in Tannersville, Pennsylvania. Our film festival is dedicated to creating a beneficial platform for artists, and we are happy to help them make their dreams come true. Our contacts include: Netflex, BET and the PMFF Digital Theatre.

Our objectives and goals are to promote the Indie films in the categories of "Film Shorts, Full Features, Screen Plays, Music Videos, Documentary's, Veteran Films and Humanitarian works." . One of our Missions is to eliminate the option to join a gang and replace it with the option to succeed. "How can you make a choice if you have never seen anything different to choose from"
We offer film workshops spearheaded by named professionals in the industry.

Each year, the Pocono Mountains Film Festival honors the iconic and creative genius in the entertainment industry, affording the opportunity for future filmmakers to network with the best of the best in an open forum. Highlighting every Indie filmmaker at our awards closing dinner ceremony with awards and our Red Carpet Meet and Greet for photo-ops.
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Changing Face International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Aug 27, 2017
Final Deadline
Sep 30, 2017
$20
$18
Last Minute Deadline
Oct 31, 2017
$20
$18
Winners Notified:
Nov 15, 2017
Changing Face International Film Festival is an online platform for filmmakers to show and promote their short films, and screenplays. CFIFF aims to encourage diverse content from diverse creators.
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Zodiac International Film Competition
Opens for submissions:
Sep 12, 2017
Regular
Sep 30, 2017
$35
$20
Final
Oct 25, 2017
$50
$30
Final Deadline
Oct 25, 2017
Winners Notified:
Nov 20, 2017
The Zodiac International film competition is a brand new online film and screenplay contest. We want to see your visions, hear your voices and be moved, thrilled, scared and engaged by your storytelling.

The Zodiac International Film Competition has a Screenplay contest for short and feature film scripts of all genres.

We actively encourage entrants from all over the world with all levels of experience. Our competition features both a competitive and non-competitive aspect. Every entry will be in the running to find our overall ‘Grand jury prize’ winner.

Entries will also be judged individually and given a bronze, silver or gold rating.

Judges are all award winning filmmakers. Ranked laurels for all entries. Trophy for the grand jury prize winner with trophies and medals also available for bronze, silver and gold awards.
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Orlando Edge Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Oct 24, 2016
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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Worldwide Women's Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
May 22, 2017
Regular
Oct 1, 2017
Extended
Oct 15, 2017
Final Deadline
Oct 15, 2017
Winners Notified:
Feb 10, 2018
We are excited to share with you about Worldwide Women's Film Festival. The festival is scheduled for February 9 & 10, 2018, hosted at Harkins Theater Shea 14, Scottsdale, AZ.

Mission: "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 and diverse experiences."

Qualified films have women in at least one key creative role: Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Composer. Also for consideration will be films with story lines focused on women and/or films with women lead roles.Films under 60 minutes are considered shorts. Films 60 minutes or longer are considered feature length. All genres, narrative and documentary, will be accepted. If you are not sure which category to submit to, please contact us.

We've already received submissions from all over the world and would love to have you submit or for you to share with other qualified filmmakers so they can submit. We will have approximately 24 Awards given out for this festival.

Current Press Releases:
https://www.prlog.org/12623583-we-are-the-worldwide-womens-film-festival.html
https://www.prlog.org/12651033-worldwide-womens-film-festival-parners-with-ipitchtv.html

Earlybird Submission Deadline - September 1, 2017
Regular Submission Deadline - October 1, 2017
Extended Submission Deadline - October 15, 2017
Notifications to Filmmakers - November 1, 2017
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LA SKINS FEST
Opens for submissions:
Aug 22, 2017
Late Deadline
Oct 2, 2017
$30
$25
Final Deadline
Oct 2, 2017
Winners Notified:
Oct 6, 2017
The LA SKINS FEST, a Native American Film Festival, is now accepting film submissions for its 11th annual film festival taking place November 14th-19th, 2017 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA.

The LA SKINS FEST annually showcases works by independent Native American filmmakers that provide insight into the beauty, complexity and diversity of Native American people. The festival offers filmmakers an opportunity to show their work so audiences of all ages and interests can enrich their experience and understanding of Native American cultures.

In 2017, we are adding an on-line film festival sponsored by one of our industry partners. This will give Native American filmmakers another opportunity to have their work distributed.

Every year, the LA SKINS FEST premiers several Native American movies that feature Q&A’s with filmmakers, panel discussions with industry professionals, and after-parties with Native American musicians. Our annual award ceremony honors the great achievements in Native American filmmaking and provides monetary prizes as well as distribution to new platforms.

In the past eleven years, the LA SKINS FEST has garnered support from several art foundations, entertainment corporations, and Native American tribes. NBCUniversal, CBS Entertainment Development, CBS Corp, HBO, ABC/DISNEY, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Lionsgate, A&E Networks, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Department of Cultural Affairs and the Ramona Band of Mission Indians are valuable supporters. In 2017, the National Endowment for the Arts and Turner Broadcasting Systems joined the LA SKINS FEST to provide great opportunities for the festival.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
1) Entries must be by/or have a Native American/First Nation/Indigenous artist involved in the project (Please include tribal affiliation).

2) We accept films made by non-Native American filmmaker but the films must be Native American themed.

3) Films must not be available on the Internet or have been broadcast nationally on cable or satellite television prior to the festival screening.
Works must be made within the past two years

4) Films in languages other than English with English subtitles will be accepted for consideration.

5) Films must not have other screenings scheduled in Los Angeles during November 2017. NO EXCEPTIONS.
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Destiny City Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Sep 13, 2017
Earlybird
Oct 2, 2017
$30
$25
Regular
Oct 30, 2017
$40
$35
Late
Nov 27, 2017
$50
$45
Extended
Dec 18, 2017
$60
$55
Final Deadline
Dec 18, 2017
$60
$55
Winners Notified:
Jan 15, 2018
Filmmakers and screenwriters make film festivals possible. Period. This is why our loyalty is to you and the invaluable artistic talents you provide to film culture. The Destiny City Film Festival is a homegrown, true-Tacoma community event, inspired by our city’s nickname – The City of Destiny – and is built to showcase the best independent films from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Join us for the fifth annual Destiny City Film Festival, February 23–25, 2018 for top-quality programming of films, filmmaker discussions and events. Our mission is to enhance the vitality of independent filmmaking by showcasing vibrant films to curate an engaged and supportive community audience.
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South Carolina Underground Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Nov 16, 2016
Final Deadline
Oct 5, 2017
$50
$40
Winners Notified:
Nov 12, 2017
The South Carolina Underground Film Festival celebrates all genres of independent film in one festival. Taking place in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina, SCUFF is truly an international film festival as we are seeking films from all over the globe. The SCUFF will be two packed days of indie films where fans and filmmakers can meet and mingle and celebrate obscure and independent film.

Besides promoting and showcasing the best in truly independent cinema from all around the globe, the SCUFF also promotes local filmmaking in SC. We will shine a special spotlight on SC produced films and filmmakers. Filmmakers will have an opportunity to have their works screened for a captive audience while competing for awards in many categories.

From the novice to the professional, from the student to the experimental filmmaker, SCUFF is seeking all type of films that may not be able to find an audience in more mainstream film festivals.

Drama, comedy, horror, sci-fi, action, animation, music videos, fake trailers, puppet shows, claymation, documentary, LGBT, and so on. If you can create it, we want to see it. The more obscure the better!

Do you have to ask yourself if your film is too much for our festival? If so then we definitely want to see it! Does your film push social boundaries? Would Sundance or any mainstream festival laugh at you thinking you had a chance to get into their festival? Then we want your movie!

Q&A’s will follow screening with visiting filmmakers and actors. The festival will end on the second night with a big awards ceremony as we give out the SCUFF awards! Follow us on Facebook and we continue to make announcements until the festival arrives! Good luck and we can’t wait to see what you made!

The SCUFF wants to promote and nurture independent films and filmmakers. We want to expose to the world a whole new segment of cinema that they would never see anywhere else. Because of this our film festival is FREE to the public! We hope this will bring out lots of people to all the screenings and create a fun and festive environment for not only the attendees but also visiting filmmakers.

Awards & Prizes

SCUFFY Awards will be given out in many categories. Our new SCUFFY awards were designed and sculpted by special effects artist Tony Rosen who is most famous for creating the Annabelle doll used in the films "The Conjuring" and "Annabelle". We also give our winners our famous miners helmets too! Official Sponsor Final Draft scriptwriting software will present software to the winners of the best unproduced screenplay categories. Unproduced screenplay categories will also receive free listings on InkTip. Producers have made more than 200 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.

Trophies and awards will be given for:

Best Feature
Best Short
Best Produced Screenplay (short and feature)
Best Unproduced Screenplay (short and feature)
Best SC Feature Film
Best SC Short Film
Best SC Filmmaker
Audience Choice Award
Jury Award
Runner up Unproduced Screenplay (short and feature)
Best Foreign Film

Many more awards and prizes will be added later so check back often!
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Monarch Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Feb 19, 2017
Extended Deadline
Oct 5, 2017
$60
$40
Final Deadline
Oct 5, 2017
$60
$40
Winners Notified:
Oct 25, 2017
As Pacific Grove's only festival dedicated solely to Cinema art, The Monarch Film Festival's mission is to be a catalyst for greater appreciation of Cinema as art, build the local filmmaking community and work with Hollywood and independent film makers alike to showcase Northern California as a dynamic place to shoot and screen movies.
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