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Range of Fees
Vindhya International Film Festival Madhya Pradesh
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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Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival
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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Silicon Beach Film Festival
EXTENDED
Sep 29, 2021
$30-35
$30-35
$30-35
Final Deadline
Sep 30, 2021
$30-35
$30-35
$30-35
Winners Notified:
Oct 8, 2021
Silicon Beach Film Festival Hollywood held in Los Angeles brings together technology and the film industry. Be a part of the Silicon Beach Film festival and get your film noticed in one of the world's largest technology media areas (Silicon Beach Los Angeles).

The 2021 Silicon Beach Film Festival will be held October 1st - 7th at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA.

All submissions are only $35.00 ($30.00 for Gold Members). Submissions are Open for shorts and feature narratives and documentaries, as well as screenplays. music videos, and even experimental films.
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Under The Stars International Film Festival
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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Cosmic Film Festival
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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Barnstorm Fest
Official
Oct 1, 2021
$55
$40
Extended
Nov 12, 2021
$70
$65
Final Deadline
Dec 4, 2021
$80
$75
Winners Notified:
Dec 31, 2021
Barnstorm is not just a screenplay competition, its goal is to help you develop your script for production. Every script receives feedback 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.

All finalists receive a prize package from Script Mailer, who will email your script to over 400 of the industry's top agents, including agents at ICM, CAA and WME.

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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Near Nazareth Festival ( NNF )
4
Oct 4, 2021
$28
Final Deadline
Nov 30, 2021
$29
Winners Notified:
Dec 2, 2021
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.

Awards & Prizes

Certificate and Laurels

1) Participants
2) Semi-Finalist
3) Finalist
4) Official Selections
3) Junior Winner
4) 1 - 5 Winners in every category
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Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition 2021
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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Cinequest Film & VR Festival
Regular
Oct 15, 2021
$45-65
Late
Nov 12, 2021
$50-70
Final Deadline
Nov 19, 2021
$60-80
Winners Notified:
Mar 13, 2022
Cinequest was voted Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers. Cinequest programs 85-90% of its festival from paid submissions annually, one of the highest percentages 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) will occur both Live in San Jose / Silicon Valley and Globally via its proprietary Virtual platform. Cinequest has been a leader in building community, audiences, and opportunity for film and filmed media via groundbreaking tech and paradigms for decades and will continue the golden combination of live and online post pandemic.

Organizationally 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, Sir 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.

“What unites them all under the festival’s big tent is clear: Being a part of Cinequest is not to follow industry trends, but to witness the moment they’re being set.”-- MovieMaker (Max Weinstein)
Changing Face International Film Festival
Final Deadline
Oct 22, 2021
$25
$15
Winners Notified:
Nov 28, 2021
We are excited to invite you to take part in our 5th season! We are looking for thought-provoking, challenging, and engaging films, web series, and screenplays that are part of the changing face of film.

Short film, music video, trailer, and screenplay rounds run monthly from January - October.
Feature film rounds are bi-annual. Deadlines are in May and October.
Winners of these rounds make up the nominations for our Annual Festival in November 2021.
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Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
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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New Media Film Festival
pre
Nov 3, 2021
regular
Jan 3, 2022
Final Deadline
Apr 3, 2022
Winners Notified:
Apr 9, 2022
CALL FOR ENTRIES
13th Annual www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com
Honoring Stories Worth Telling
June 1-2 2022 at The Landmark
10850 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90064


Content creators who submit, whether officially selected or not, have opportunities outside of the normal festival process. Everything from distribution, connections to other festivals, conferences, press opportunities and more.

Thinking about submitting? Here is what you should know!

• Emmys ® Consultant for one entry (we can broadcast)
• 25 Categories
• In competition for Grand Prize - $45,000 in Awards
• In competition for Best of Category & Audience Awards
• Judges from HBO, Marvel, Grammys, ATAS (Emmys) and more.
• Have opportunities outside of festival
• Top 3 Scripts get $1000.00 in Writing Industry Perks
• We are a UFFO code of practices Member
• Submit- Online, Public, Novice & Expert Content
• No cut-off date to when your project was completed.
• We accept projects whether or not you have distribution.
• We also have no festival exclusivity clauses - and you have FULL CREATIVE RIGHTS for your content.
• Your project is not only limited to one category. Make sure to check out all our categories and submit to the ones that fit your content. You must pay a new submission fee per each category.
• We accept content that has already been published online or made public
• We accept all formats.

In a world where technology is ever-evolving, it is a story that will satiate the soul of humans.
Not just any story, but stories worth telling.

The New Media Film Festival team works hard to produce a cutting-edge, fair, upscale festival devoted to upcoming and seasoned content creators that highlights and honors stories worth telling globally. www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com

If accepted into festival:
• Receive All Access Pass to festival
• Be part of the Q & A in your screening session (scripts included).
• Walk the Red Carpet for Press Interviews
• Be part of the VIP Soiree, honoring the nominees.
• Press in our monthly newsletter to 80,000.
• Be in competition for $45,000 in Awards – judges from Marvel, HBO, Emmys & more.

Join us:
• 1st Major Festival celebrating innovation, story, mediums & platforms
• Screenings with Q & A’s
• VIP Soiree-Red Carpet Press Junket
• Networking Lounge w/ actor headshot drop off
• Producer Panel & Pitching
• New Media Marketing Table (place one-take one)
• VR, International Art Exhibit, Musical Opener



CATEGORIES

Put your innovative work forward and join the unique community of content creators at New Media Film Festival® - submit today! www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com

What attendees are saying:
“A very unique curation of films, new media and scripts. And a very entertaining event. The hosts and show staff went out of their way to make sure this was a memorable and special event.” – Jim Wilmer
“New Media Film Festival is one of the best and best run in LA. With so many different platforms falling under "new media" it's refreshing to see a festival that understands that Content is King! And the Opening night VIP reception was a terrific networking opportunity that we took full advantage of.” - Steven Wishnoff







“Worth The Entry Fee”
- Movie Maker Magazine




“Makes The Cutting Edge Accessible”
– Huffington Post




“I thank NewMediaFF for what they’ve done for young filmmakers”
-Roger Corman




”The role of this fest is bringing the Best in New Media to the World”
-Festival World




“Stories that exemplify the power of the cinematic arts to inspire and transform” - Hero Complex




SUBMIT TODAY http://www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com/submit.php
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Digital Griffix Film Festival
Final Deadline
Dec 1, 2021
$25
$25
Winners Notified:
Dec 25, 2021
Digital Griffix film festival is an international online and onsite event, a showcase of short films under 30 minutes and full length films. The films are selected each month to be screened from our website for a week or more, starting on February 1st 2021. There will be a new deadline set every month.

At the end of the year, on December 25th 2021 the winners in each category will be announced. All genres welcomed, films must be submitted in english or subtitled in english. Films in french or subtitled in french can also be submitted.

All films will be screened in a secure way with no download option available.

The categories to submit in are :

-Animation
-Documentary
-Fiction film
Ravenheart International Film Festival
EarlyRaven Deadline
Dec 1, 2021
$15
$10
Regular Deadline
Feb 2, 2022
$22
$15
Winners Notified:
Aug 28, 2021
Ravenheart International Film Festival will be held at the renowned Cinemateket at Filmens Hus in Oslo, Norway. Here at RIFF, we aim to connect all filmmakers, domestic and foreign through the universal language of film. Celebrating all styles of cinema but particularly spotlighting genre films. RIFF is an event where all filmmakers, fans of the art of film, and all creatives can come together to share their experiences and love for cinema.

At Ravenheart, submissions are open to all types of genre films. We are looking to showcase the best in horror, sci-fi/fantasy, thrillers/suspense, etc. Guest speakers, Q&As, booths, and great networking opportunities will all be held at the event. We also invite local aspiring filmmakers/students to inspire one another into becoming better filmmakers.

So, if you love high-quality genre films and to be submerged into a cinematic experience then you can't miss this festival!

Thank you for your interest in our 3rd ANNUAL live event taking place on August 26th-29th in Oslo, Norway, 2021.
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The Independent Cinema Showcase
Final Deadline
Dec 15, 2021
$10-30
Winners Notified:
Feb 1, 2022
The Independent Cinema Showcase (Founder Kalliste Zoe Productions 2017) is a fundraising event at Regal LA Live to support and promote independent filmmakers from around the world who have the perseverance and courage to create, collaborate and invest in their own dreams. The screening features an array of short independent content including TV pilots, parodies, dark comedies, suspense thrillers, animation and more. There will be three winners at each showcase; includes a personalized trophy. 
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ECU - THE EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Final Deadline
Mar 6, 2022
$65
$45
Winners Notified:
Apr 10, 2022
ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is Europe's premier event for independent film.
Since 2006, ÉCU has been forging the path for the most daring, creative and pioneering independent filmmakers.
The 17th annual edition of ÉCU will take place April 8th to 10th 2022 in Paris, France. ÉCU accepts Indie films, documentaries, shorts, music videos, futures.
In addition, we are supported by wonderfull sponsors : camera or sound-equipements, acting shools, books and much more!
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