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Royal Fest NN
Opens for submissions:
Sep 9, 2017
Final Deadline
Apr 25, 2018
$10
Winners Notified:
Apr 28, 2018
Nizhny Novgorod International Short Film Festival, will showcase the best short films filmmakers from around the world.
The festival will be held in the beautiful city standing on two rivers: Oka and Volga.
For three days the festival will showcase the best films submitted by filmmakers from around the world. Festival is visited and recorded by a large number of mass media.
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Milwaukee Edge Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jul 30, 2017
Extended
Apr 28, 2018
$2-30
Final Deadline
May 28, 2018
$2-40
Winners Notified:
Jun 8, 2018
We're proud to announce our inaugural Milwaukee Edge Film Festival (MEFF) event!

Milwaukee Edge Film Festival includes a host of festival events that your film has the potential to be screened during. Many of our short films will be pre-screened during a pre-screening season before a student audience, and those students will act as judges in assisting us in deciding on the best films to win and be screened during our larger, annual festival event!

By submitting to Milwaukee Edge Film Festival, you are competing for the opportunity to gain publicity in a number of ways:
- 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 e-mailed request)
- Gaining Publicity during various pre-screening events where audiences participate in the critiquing of selected short film submissions, and ultimately assist in the voting process as to whether or not they will be selected for the annual festival. These events for this season will start prospectively in January 2016.
- To win awards in a number of categories (as listed below) or be selected to screen during the annual film festival.

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M.E.F.F. is part of a national network of student film festivals known as Critical Edge Film & Art Festival Network. The network has been facilitating student art festivals since 2014, and now is gladly expanding to Milwaukee, WI under the direction of Zachary Rosen (produced by Justin Verley). Please note: though we are currently accepting submissions, we have not yet confirmed the venue at which we will be screening selected films. Our event date(s) and our location are subject to change!

Critical Edge student-run film & art microfestivals feature a season of small 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).
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Critical Edge Film Festival - Madison
Opens for submissions:
Jul 10, 2017
Extended
Apr 30, 2018
$2-30
Final Deadline
Apr 30, 2018
$2-30
Winners Notified:
May 7, 2018
Welcome to Critical Edge Film Festival (CEFF), congrats on finding us! We've recently expanded our horizons and opened this new festival in Madison, WI! When you submit to our newest (dare I say most northern) film festival, you're getting the opportunity to screen your film in the middle of a fantastic film community. This festival is taking place in one of the largest college cities and the capital of Wisconsin - in the midst of University of Wisconsin attendees and students from neighboring colleges who're the driving force behind the new wave of digital video production.

*We'll be screening films on our original date of December 3rd at the Marquee Cinema on campus at University of Wisconsin, but additionally on January 28th! Keep updated on our events for our inaugural season on facebook.com/criticaledgefilmfestival/events

By submitting to the Critical Edge Film Festival, you are competing for the opportunity to gain publicity during either various pre-screening events where audiences ultimately assist in the voting process as to whether or not they will be selected for the annual festival & to win awards in a number of categories (as listed below) or be selected to screen during the annual film festival.

Critical Edge student-run film & art microfestivals feature a season of small 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).

Like and share our page on Facebook, then send us a message to receive a free 10% off discount code to submit your film!
Changing Face International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Nov 22, 2017
May Round
Apr 30, 2018
$15
August Round
Jul 31, 2018
$15
October Round
Sep 30, 2018
$15
Final Deadline
Nov 15, 2018
$15
Winners Notified:
Nov 30, 2017
Changing Face International Film Festival is an online platform for filmmakers to show and promote their short films and short screenplays.

CFIFF aims to encourage diverse content from diverse creators. We are excited to invite you to take part in our second year and hope you'll continue to be involved for many years to come.

CFIFF runs film and screenplay competitions monthly. The winners of the monthly competitions will automatically be entered into the year long competition where overall winners will be selected.
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Women in Horror Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Oct 2, 2017
Regular Deadline
May 1, 2018
$40
$35
Late Deadline
Jul 7, 2018
$50
$45
Final Deadline
Aug 1, 2018
$60
$55
Winners Notified:
Sep 23, 2018
The Women in Horror Film Festival is a filmmaker and screenwriter focused festival dedicated to celebrating and showcasing women directors, writers, cinematographers, editors, production designers, composers, producers, and performers in horror, as well as the teams they work with.

All films entered are required to have 3 or greater of the following different specified creative roles fulfilled by women: (Producer(s), Director(s), Writer(s), Cinematographer(s), Composer, SFX Artist, Editor, Production Designer and/or lead talent). Any unproduced screenplay or TV pilot must be written by or co-written by a woman.
Shriekfest Horror/SciFi Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Dec 6, 2017
Regular
May 1, 2018
$30-40
Late
Jul 1, 2018
$35-50
Ultra Late
Jul 11, 2018
$45-65
Final Deadline
Jul 11, 2018
$45-65
Winners Notified:
Oct 7, 2018
Shriekfest is a celebration of the best in indie horror/thriller/scifi/fantasy films and screenplays! We also have a music video category! Currently celebrating our 18th year in Los Angeles and our 2nd year in Orlando! We are the only bi-coastal genre fest! For the price of one entry fee your film can potentially screen in 2 cities! Entry fees vary based on length and time submitted
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Opens for submissions:
Dec 5, 2017
Regular
May 15, 2018
$30
Late
Aug 15, 2018
$50
Extended
Oct 30, 2018
$60
Final Deadline
Oct 30, 2018
Winners Notified:
Nov 30, 2018
The festival aims to promote independent filmmakers and innovative work. To taking risks and moving the frontiers from the boring and most of the times empty conventional to the artistic initiating strong emotions , and out of the box exceptional and give the opportunity to independent filmmakers show case their work free of commercial constrains.
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NOLA Edge Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jul 21, 2017
Extended
May 21, 2018
$2-40
Final Deadline
May 21, 2018
$2-40
Winners Notified:
Jun 1, 2018
Welcome to the inaugural New Orleans Edge film festival event (as a part of the Critical Edge Film & Art Festival Network), directed/hosted by Tulane student/local artist Natalie Phillips. Our mission is to bridge the gap between students interested in the cinematic arts and skilled independent and/or international filmmakers; we welcome submissions of any kind and plan to host both short film events during an interactive pre-screening season and a larger annual festival.

We're proud to announce the the Nola Edge Film & Live Art Festival will incorporate CEFF's first ever performance art competition/submission category. In addition to photographs, visual art, and films, you can simply submit a video of a musical or theatrical performance (maximum 15 minutes in length), and compete for a spot performing the piece at our annual event! We're excited to see what New Orleans performers and artists have to offer our festival.

Critical Edge student-run film & art microfestivals feature a season of small 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).

By submitting to the Critical Edge Film Festival, you are competing for the opportunity to gain publicity in a number of ways:
- 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)
- Gaining Publicity during various pre-screening events where audiences participate in the critiquing of selected short film submissions, and ultimately assist in the voting process as to whether or not they will be selected for the annual festival. These events for this season will start prospectively in January 2016. Films screened during a pre-screening events will earn the status of "Official Selection."
- To win awards in a number of categories (as listed below) or be win a category and be selected to screen during our Annual festival event.
Lionshead Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Aug 6, 2017
Final Deadline
May 21, 2018
$25-50
Winners Notified:
Jun 24, 2018
The LIONSHEAD FILM FESTIVAL is an annual, competitive film and arts extravaganza that was founded by filmmakers for filmmakers. We know your passion for making films and we know how hard it is to find a venue to showcase your films once they're finished. With this in mind, we've set out to make THE BEST INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL for you to showcase your films. Over the next few months, we will be reviewing, selecting, and presenting your films to a wide audience (industry professionals as well as everyday film lovers) in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area of Texas.

New for 2018, WE ARE EXPANDING! Even though we are already an INTERNATIONAL film festival, we have decided to add a Screenplay Competition and a Photography Competition.

Date: June 22 - 24, 2018
Place: Dallas, TX
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Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2018
Opens for submissions:
Feb 21, 2018
Regular
May 25, 2018
$21
Final Deadline
Jun 25, 2018
$28
Winners Notified:
Nov 12, 2018
Taking short film to the masses and around the world, The Edinburgh Short Film Festival also makes awards with cash prizes for Best Film, & Best Animation & Best Scottish Short!

This year, we're also excited to be programming films for our 2018 partners:

Mecal - the Barcelona International Short Film Festival
The Sardinia Film Festival
Fastnet Film Festival (Ireland)
Firenze FilmCorti (Florence)
Hidden Door
Short Film Show (Sky TV/UK Freeview)

Max Length 25 mins, international films welcomed, all genres eligible.
XVIII IFF Message to Man
Opens for submissions:
Jan 28, 2018
Final Deadline
May 31, 2018
Winners Notified:
Aug 1, 2018
The XXVIII International Documentary, Short and Animated Film Festival “Message to Man” will take place on 15th – 22nd September, 2018 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The Festival is organized with the support from the Ministry for Culture of the Russian Federation, the St. Petersburg City Administration, the Committee for Culture of St. Petersburg, the Russian Filmmakers’ Union, and the Federal Foundation for Social and Economic Support of National Cinematography.

The festival has been accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF, Paris).
Sherman Oaks Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jan 1, 2018
Earlybird
Jun 2, 2018
$35
$25
Early Deadline
Jun 23, 2018
$40
$30
Standard Deadline
Jul 14, 2018
$45
$35
Final Deadline
Aug 4, 2018
$50
$40
Winners Notified:
Nov 25, 2018
Founded by longtime residents and movie veterans alike, the Sherman Oaks Film Festival looks to showcase the best undiscovered movies in the heart of Los Angeles. The neighborhood that was home the mall in Fast Times At Ridgemont High deserves a world class film festival!
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PRINDIE: Princeton Independent Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jan 4, 2018
Regular
Jun 15, 2018
$35-55
Extended Special
Aug 1, 2018
$50-70
Final Deadline
Aug 1, 2018
$50-70
Winners Notified:
Nov 17, 2018
PRINDIE grew from a love of using film to take people out of their everyday lives and into new points of view. Our goal is to share the different and exciting perspectives of our filmmakers with one of the most important international communities in the country. We’re thrilled to forge new traditions in the very traditional and prestigious setting of Princeton, NJ, and hope you’ll get to be part of what happens when the unseen becomes “scene.”

Please note entry fees vary across categories and depending on whether or not the submitter is a student.
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Avant Edge Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jul 20, 2017
Final Deadline
Jun 28, 2018
Winners Notified:
Jul 7, 2018
Welcome to Critical Edge Film Festival, a national network of festivals projected toward college students!

We've partnered with the art students in Chicago, IL to help bring you Avant Edge Film Festival! Our aim is to bring your film, assuming that it is radical in ideology and breathtaking in cinematography, to the student masses in one of the most artistically-rich cities in the Midwest United States. Chicago houses a vast student art scene as well. Finding like-minded festivals in the area can provide excellent opportunity to filmmakers interested in targeting a younger demographic - our next generation of filmmakers and movie-watchers.

Critical Edge student-run film & art microfestivals feature a season of small 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).

Like and share our page on Facebook, then send us a message to receive a free 10% off discount code to submit your film!

Festival Length Requirements:
60 Minutes & Above - Feature
1-59 Minutes - Short film
<1 - Under One Minute

LOCAL CHICAGO or CHICAGO STUDENT FILMMAKERS - Contact us at www.facebook.com/criticaledgefilmfestival about a discounted submission in lieu of a local/student category during the remainder of our inaugural season.

Venue Information:
Early Screenings so far have taken place either at the Vomit House or Beauty & Brawn gallery. Our annual event will take place in mid November with venue information to come.
FANtastic Horror Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Sep 7, 2017
Main Entry
Jun 30, 2018
$50
$50
Late Entry
Jul 31, 2018
$75
$75
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2018
$75
$75
Winners Notified:
Sep 3, 2018
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Satisfied Eye International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Feb 16, 2018
Regular
Jun 30, 2018
$25
$12
Late
Jul 31, 2018
$30
$16
Final Deadline
Sep 1, 2018
$35
$20
Winners Notified:
Sep 1, 2018
Satisfied Eye International Film Festival is a festival in the heart of the UK's film and gaming hubs. Focusing on the discovery and promotion of new talent, SEIFF's key aim is to further the careers of exceptional creatives and brings together new and up-and-coming writers with talented filmmakers and a judging panel of Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy award-winning industry professionals, agents, film buyers and other alumni. Award winners in all categories are invited to a private networking event with the judges and other professionals, as well as receiving trophies, certificates, online Masterclasses with the likes of Shonda Rhimes, recorded table readings with professional actors and free festival passes for the entire festival. Each submission will also receive the judges' report with ratings and notes. The festival accepts full length feature scripts, short scripts and TV pilots. Including workshops, debates, Q&As, networking opportunities, drink, food and screenings of only the best new independent films, SEIFF aims to be a mark of genuine quality and achievement and an essential fixture in the industry calendar.
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Oil Valley Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Sep 18, 2017
Regular Deadline
Jul 7, 2018
$20-30
Late Deadline
Aug 1, 2018
$30-40
Final Deadline
Aug 1, 2018
$30-40
Winners Notified:
Sep 9, 2018
At the Oil Valley Film Festival, our 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. Watch engaging cinema within an intimate community with a rich history.

Third year festival. We accept: Narrative and Documentary Features and Shorts, Feature and Short Screenplays, and One-Hour Television Pilot Scripts.

The third annual festival will take place in Oil City, Pennsylvania, on September 7-9, 2018.
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Edmonton FESTIVAL OF FEAR International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Nov 1, 2017
Regular Deadline
Jul 20, 2018
$28.00
$28.00
Late Deadline
Aug 10, 2018
$38.00
$38.00
Final Deadline
Aug 24, 2018
$48.00
$48.00
Winners Notified:
Oct 27, 2018
This is our Second Great Year. In our First Year we had Moviemakers from all over North America Attend the Film Festival. We had great audiences, and Sold Out our Opening Night Gala, with the Feature Film THE CHILD REMAINS, Our After Party, was fantastic. We plan on continuing to expand and grow, as we strive to make the Edmonton FESTIVAL OF FEAR International Film Festival the greatest Film Festival on earth... Please See Full Info On Our Submissions Page.
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Brasov Int'l Film Festival & Market
Opens for submissions:
Oct 16, 2017
Final Deadline
Aug 31, 2018
$100
$40
Final Deadline
Aug 31, 2018
Winners Notified:
Oct 1, 2018
Brasov International Film Festival & Market is the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world. The Festival was founded by film director Bruno Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu in 2012 to showcase nonviolent, main stream motion pictures and to show that those movies are not only capable of great international success but they are also in high demand by the public.

The 2018 and 7th edition of the Festival takes place September 20 - 30.

This is an on-line film Festival. All the nonviolent feature films, documentaries and shorts selected to participate in the Festival will be screened during the above-mentioned dates on the Festival's VOD Channel on Vimeo exclusively:

http://www.vimeo.com/ondemand/brasovfilmfestival

All films submitted MUST BE NONVIOLENT. The films submitted must be available in English or in their original language with English subtitles.

Once a submission is completed, no film can be withdrawn from participating in the Festival should the Festival select it.

The Festival accepts submissions in the following categories:

Feature Live Action Film (over 40 minutes)
Feature Animation Film (over 40 minutes)
Feature Documentary (over 40 minutes)
Feature Docudrama (over 40 minutes)
Short Live Action Film (under 40 minutes)
Short Documentary (under 40 minutes)
Short Animation Film (under 40 minutes)
Short Docudrama (under 40 minutes)
Video Music

Awards & Prizes

Best Feature Film
Best Feature Animation Film
Best Feature Documentary
Best Feature Docudrama
Best Short Film
Best Short Animation Film
Best Short Documentary
Best Short Docudrama
Best Music Video

The following may also be awarded:

Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Lead Male Actor
Best Lead Female Actor
Best Screenplay
Best Music Score
Best Art Direction
Best Costumes

Special Awards may be given at the discretion of the Festival's Organizers, such as:

Honorary Award - it recognizes the ongoing work and career contributions of an individual within the entertainment, business and/or humanitarian fields.

Lifetime Achievement Award: it recognizes a performer who, during his/her lifetime, has made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of the performing arts.

In addition, in partnership with InkTip, three awarded filmmakers will receive an InkTip Script Listing: A listing of his/her script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find them.
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA)
Opens for submissions:
Nov 27, 2017
Final Deadline
Nov 27, 2018
Winners Notified:
Feb 27, 2018
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization designed to showcase innovative works by emerging filmmakers from around the world, providing the Los Angeles community of entertainment professionals and film goers with a constant surge of monthly screening events.
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