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The Her Vision Film Film Festival
Final
Jun 24, 2021
$65
$45
Final Deadline
Jun 26, 2021
Winners Notified:
Jun 30, 2021
To support, empower, and celebrate female and female identifying directors, screenwriters and actors. We also delight in collaborations between men and women with the common goal of making a powerful film. Your project also qualifies if you are a male identifying director, but your story is about a struggle that relates to women's issues or shows women in a positive light.
We are about making gender in filmmaking a non issue. Of course LGBTQ community members are welcome!





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24th Annual FirstGlance Philadelphia Film Fest
Late Deadline
Jun 24, 2021
$45-70
Final Deadline
Jul 14, 2021
$60-85
Extended Late
Jul 14, 2021
$60-85
Winners Notified:
Oct 17, 2021
Open to filmmakers from across the country and the world, the 24th Annual FirstGlance Philadelphia Film Festival screens professional, first time, student, local, national and international filmmakers, celebrating the best in indie film making.

FirstGlance is Philadelphia's Independent Film Festival since 1996!

Over 20 nominating categories chosen by a committee of professional filmmakers, the fest director and FirstGlance Alumni, plus Audience Choice Awards!
Vindhya International Film Festival Madhya Pradesh
Early Bird
Jun 30, 2021
$40
$10
Regular
Aug 31, 2021
$50
$15
Late
Sep 21, 2021
$60
$20
Final Deadline
Oct 21, 2021
$70
$22
Extended
Oct 21, 2021
$70
$22
Winners Notified:
Dec 29, 2021
VIFFMP is a meeting place for filmmakers and people who are interested in the world in its variety, different approaches to life, film as an art form, a medium, and a tool of social expression.

Established in 2019, Year of Running- 3rd
February 1, 2021 -Opening Date
June 30, 2021 - Earlybird Deadline
August 31, 2021- Regular Deadline
September 21, 2021- Late Deadline
October 21, 2021-Extended Deadline
October 31, 2021-Notification Date
December 25 – 29, 2021-Event Date

Categories
. Feature Films and Documentary- International / National / Madhya Pradesh Special
· Short Films and Documentary- International / National / Madhya Pradesh Special
· Music Video
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RIFF
early bird
Jun 30, 2021
$25
$10
Final Deadline
Jul 30, 2021
$35
$10
late
Jul 30, 2021
$35
$10
Winners Notified:
Dec 2, 2021
Since its first edition in 2000, RIFF has become an event that is
followed with more and more interest by the public in Rome and a reference for worldwide filmmakers. In these years, the Riff has received
works coming from the 5 continents, ending up being an attentive witness
representative of the directions and passions of the independent
film industry. An international vocation that has found expression in
the right choice during the film selection.
RIFF proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway the world’s #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests.
Cosmic Film Festival
Quarter 2 Deadline
Jun 30, 2021
$30.00
$25.00
Quarter 3 Deadline
Sep 30, 2021
$30.00
$25.00
Final Deadline
Dec 31, 2021
$30.00
$25.00
Quarter 4 Deadline
Dec 31, 2021
$30.00
$25.00
Winners Notified:
Jul 15, 2021
Celebrating Filmmakers from Around the World.

In 2021, we will be doing things a little differently. CFF will be hosting an online quarterly film festival with virtual streaming of winning selections. We are excited to be able to continue this festival while keeping participants and viewers safe! Submissions open on April 15th. Films created after 2018 will be accepted into the festival.

Winning films will be streamed on-demand via CosmicFilmFest.com for two weeks and be automatically entered into our annual Cosmic Film Festival event that will take place starting tentatively in Spring 2022, either virtually or live depending on the safety for our guests. This annual event will showcase the quarterly winning films in addition to selecting an overall winner from those films.

Cosmic Film Festival was founded by Ranelle Golden in 2016. Her vision was to bring passionate filmmakers of all backgrounds together with audiences eager to experience film beyond mainstream movies.
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Oil Valley Film Festival
Regular Deadline
Jul 1, 2021
$25
$20
Late Deadline
Aug 15, 2021
$35
$30
Final Deadline
Aug 22, 2021
$35
$30
Winners Notified:
Sep 19, 2021
Since 2016, the Oil Valley Film Festival's mission is to bring the voices and films of new and established filmmakers to the heart of Venango County, an area underrepresented in the world of film. Located in Oil City, Pennsylvania, and nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, attending the Oil Valley Film Festival will grant you the experience of watching engaging cinema within an intimate community with a rich history.

All selected films will compete for various prizes and/or accolades. You can read more about the festival here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_Valley_Film_Festival.
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City of Edinburg - Library
Regular Deadline
Jul 2, 2021
$25
$20
Late Deadline
Jul 23, 2021
$35
$30
Final Deadline
Aug 15, 2021
$45
$34
Winners Notified:
Jan 22, 2022
The City of Edinburg, in an effort to promote the visual arts and the growing Film industry in the Rio Grande Valley, has developed an annual selective film festival, the South Texas International Film Festival.

The STXIFF is an annual event that strives to showcase the work of visionary filmmakers from all over the world. Based in Edinburg, Texas, STXIFF showcases State, National, and International films that have a unique voice and style.
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AFIN International Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jul 2, 2021
$35-45
Late Entry
Jul 2, 2021
$35-45
Winners Notified:
Sep 30, 2021
⭐ INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL - FILMS, SCREENPLAYS, COMICS ⭐
⭐ FEEDBACK AVAILABLE WITH EVERY ENTRY ⭐
⭐ LIVE SCREENINGS/RED-CARPET AWARDS ⭐
⭐ EST $12,000 PRIZE POOL ⭐
⭐ EQUAL PLAYING FIELD ⭐
⭐ SINGLE ENTRY FEE ⭐
⭐ COVID-SAFE AND PREPARED ⭐
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Raindance Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jul 5, 2021
$70
$35
Late Deadline
Jul 5, 2021
$70
$35
Winners Notified:
Sep 1, 2021
Raindance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the UK, currently rated top 10 international film festival for filmmakers to consider, according to studiobinder. It is based in the heart of London’s buzzing West End film district.

Raindance Film Festival is officially recognised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences USA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the British Independent Film Awards. Selected shorts will qualify for Oscar® and BAFTA considerations.
Festival Sections:

- World-renowned programme of the best UK and international independent films
- Masterclasses with special guests
- Raindance Industry Forum – talks and panels
- Raindance Virtual and Augmented Reality Strand
- Networking events

Each year, Raindance attracts dozens of thousands of visitors including hundreds of industry professionals into London. The 29th Raindance will take place between October 27th and November 6th in central London.

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Amongst others, Raindance has hosted the UK premieres of What's Eating Gilbert Grape, The Blair Witch Project, Dead Man’s Shoes, Memento, Humpday, Love Exposure, Ghost World, Capturing the Friedmans, Down Terrace, I Origins and Old Boy. Our programming receives plaudits from press and public alike.

Over the years, the festival has hosted such guests and filmmakers as Christopher Nolan, Terry Gilliam, Shane Meadows, Ken Loach, Marky Ramone, Iggy Pop, Anton Corbijn, Quentin Tarantino, Faye Dunaway and Lou Reed. Over the last few years our international Jury has included Sean Bean, Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Martin Freeman, Gareth Edwards, Ewen Bremner, Jason Flemyng, Andrew Scott, Tom Waits, Vicky McClure and Sheridan Smith among top UK industry guest jurors.

Raindance members get a discount on their first submission each year. If you are a member email festival@raindance.co.uk to receive your unique waiver code relevant to the membership you have purchased. Please include your membership number and expiry date. To join Raindance please go to: https://www.raindance.org/membership/
X World Short Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jul 5, 2021
$22-40
Winners Notified:
Aug 1, 2021
"X World Short Film Festival" is an IMDb-qualifying Festival for Independent Filmmakers and Writers, that dare to eXpress their fantasy, creativity and peculiar ideas through Short Films and Scripts.
If you think that it will make the audience feel amazed-excited-thrilled-amused-moved, then this Festival is for you!

“X World” is about fascinating stories, inspiring messages, fun intrigues, new themes, unusual points of view, mysteries! As long as in tune with “good vibes” frequencies…
Our purpose is to find, showcase, promote, honor and recognize such kind of interesting works, made with Love and passion for the art of eXpression, no matter the budget or technical resources.
The Festival has been created by an Independent Filmmaker that knows, understands, Loves the world of Independent Filmmaking and knows how it feels like to have one's own work showcased and appreciated!
Every submitted Project is watched or read by the Judges with maximum attention and dedication, more than once, to fully evaluate every aspect of the Film or Script and the Artists involved.

The Festival, in its third year, is part of the great and famous MEGAFEST, 17 years historical point of reference for Directors, Actors, Producers, Distributors. A big Event that includes multiple Festivals, with multi-theatres screenings in a beautiful place, inspiring seminars, exciting parties and interesting opportunities to start new cooperation and friendships.
The Live Festival will take place from July 26 to August 1, 2021, at the Galaxy Theatre in Las Vegas.

You can find more information on the Website:
www.welcometoxworld.com
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Australia Independent Film Festival
Late
Jul 10, 2021
$30
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2021
$40
Final
Jul 31, 2021
$35
Winners Notified:
Oct 2, 2021
The Australia Independent Film Festival (AIFF) is an annual IMDB qualifying Australian short film festival that was founded in February 2018 by Brisbane filmmakers Richard Lawton and Jeremy Rigby. They had a shared dream of creating a film festival built on trust, openness and communication that would showcase and celebrate the very best in independent cinema from Australia and around the world.

Known as “the festival where stars shine,” the Australia Independent Film Festival is on track to become Australia's premiere short film festival. The festival is a top 100 best reviewed FilmFreeway festival awardee and is proudly supported by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland.

"We wish this great festival all the success", Ali Mohammed Saeed director OF 2019 Oscar nominated Mosul 980 and winner of AIFF19 Best International Short Film - iRAQ.

"Thank you for a well-organized festival", Dekel berenson director of 2020 academy nominated short film ANNA and winner of aiff20 best international short film - Israel.

“Put this festival in your top 10 list to submit. You’ll be glad you did.” Jhett Tolentino - Grammy & Tony Award Winning Broadway Producer.

Whether you're a student filmmaker, a first-time filmmaker or a seasoned professional your entry will be treated with the utmost respect and professionalism it deserves. The festival encourages participation and actively promotes through social media channels, news outlets and their contact database.

The festival includes and rewards a number of categories:
Best International Film
Best Australian Film
Best Queensland Film
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Music video / Experimental Film
Best Student Film.
People's Choice.

THE CITY and THE VENUE:

Brisbane, located an hour's drive from the World famous beaches of the Gold Coast is a vibrant, art loving new world city that can be considered the Gateway to Australia. Brisbane, the capital of Queensland is rich with culture and renowned for its hospitality and safety. AIFF21 will take place at Metro Arts West Village, Brisbane City.

The Team at AIFF feel the brand new Metro Arts complex is without a doubt one of the coolest venues in Australia in one of Australia's most recognized art hubs.
Cine Gear Expo Film Series Competition
Final Deadline
Jul 12, 2021
$75
Winners Notified:
Sep 24, 2021
Since 1996, Cine Gear Expo has served film and video industry professionals by providing them the opportunity to see the newest, cutting-edge equipment; to learn about new production services; and, network with peers all within a professional and comfortable studio environment. Cine Gear Expo is an acclaimed and well attended occasion attracting over 16,000 professionals from more than 60 countries each year in Hollywood, California.

As we prepare for our 2021 event, we welcome filmmakers to submit their projects to our Film Series. Categories include Commercials/Music Videos, Independent Short Films, and Student Films.

This Film Series Competition is a great way to gain recognition and take home amazing prizes. For the chance to showcase your work to an audience of industry professionals, submit your film today.
2021 KuanDu International Animation Festival
Final Deadline
Jul 15, 2021
Winners Notified:
Nov 30, -0001
The KuanDu International Animation Festival (KDIAF), founded in 2011 by the Department of Animation, Taipei National University of the Arts, is an annual event in Taipei. They look to provide a platform for animators and filmmakers worldwide to connect, promote their works and inspire fresh blood into the animation industry.

Any audiovisual animated films of all genres and style, completed after January 1st 2020, with a running time of fewer than 30 minutes, including titles and credits, may enter.

Please visit the KDIAF FilmFreeway page for submission details and the KDIAF Home Page or Facebook for festival updates.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KuanduInternationalAnimationFestival
Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition 2021
Regular Deadline
Jul 24, 2021
$50
$35
Final Deadline
Oct 15, 2021
$60
$45
Final Deadline
Oct 15, 2021
$60
$40
Extended Final Deadline
Oct 24, 2021
$60
$45
Winners Notified:
Nov 23, 2021
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 2021 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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Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival
NDE
Jul 24, 2021
$65
$65
Extended
Aug 14, 2021
$69
$69
Final Deadline
Sep 25, 2021
$89
$89
Winners Notified:
Oct 23, 2021
Festival and screenplay contest celebrating the best of indie crime and horror.

Scripts in the crime and horror sub-genres juggle genre-awareness, often times in order to subvert the expected, with natural talent and a unique voice. We aim to spotlight the voices of tomorrow's classics.

Industry contacts who will receive winning projects include:
ZERO GRAVITY
BLOOD LIST / BRILLSTEIN
THINK TANK
TXL FILMS
... and more.

Top award winners will also receive 4 months of free listings on InkTip!
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Web Series Festival Global
Final Deadline
Jul 30, 2021
$80
$80
Winners Notified:
Aug 14, 2021
Web Series Festival Global present an excellent opportunity for content creators involved in crafting web series, pilots, and scripts to get exposure for their work. These events offer not just the chance of screening to receptive audiences but also prestigious awards, access to seminars and, last but not least, the opportunity to network. In fact, as entrant V Carubia remarked “The biggest prize was just being accepted and considered and I’m entirely grateful for the experience.”
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Dark Arts Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2021
$24-38
Winners Notified:
Oct 31, 2021
The Amsterdam Dark Arts Film Festival (DAFFA) celebrates the masochistic interaction between filmmakers with dark imaginations, and suspense addicted audiences. Filmmakers, screenwriters and fans from all over the world are welcomed to our inaugural event during Halloween 2021, where a weekend of terrifying films, masterclasses, development workshops, a pitch competition and networking ends off with an awards ritual and a distinctly dark celebration. See FilmFreeway for submission fees and prizes
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Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Regular
Jul 31, 2021
$42
$25
$25-40
Late
Aug 31, 2021
$45
$30
$30-45
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2021
$50
$35
$35-50
Winners Notified:
Nov 10, 2021
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes highligts a selection of best films from around the world, November 27th-30th 2021.
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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Under The Stars International Film Festival
Hanks
Jul 31, 2021
$18
$10
Connery
Sep 30, 2021
$18
$10
Final Deadline
Nov 30, 2021
$18
$10
Winners Notified:
Jan 19, 2022
Under The Stars International Film Festival is an international event. We accept local, national and international films. Film industry specialists watch films and videos and give notes and scores. Once a year we screen selected work at the live event.
Each 2 months, the submitted short movie and feature are privately screened and judged by a team of experts. The short movies (bi-monthly) winners are automatically qualified to compete and be screened at annual event.
The winners, for each category, will be rewarded.
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Miami Short Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2021
$90
Winners Notified:
Nov 14, 2021
Every year, the MIAMI short FILM FESTIVAL represents the best short form films from around the globe, showcasing up-and-coming directors, producers, and actors. Based in Miami, Florida the festival features short films of 20-minutes or less, and nurtures a growing movement to exhibit and expand the art form of short film making by providing a venue to build community around the arts.

Our Philosophy: Short films, past and present, are true works of art, and deserve a venue dedicated to their exhibition. Our mission is to support the next generation of filmmakers by providing a platform for them to present quality films, and to recognize and honor them through our various showcases.

We award films in 6-8 different categories, depending on that year's submissions. Award categories may include:

Best Narrative
Best Musical / Comedy
Best Music Video
Best Experimental Short
Best Documentary
Best Animated Short
Best Short Short
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