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South East European Film Festival Los Angeles
Late
Jan 27, 2020
$45
$25
Final Deadline
Mar 24, 2020
$60
$35
Winners Notified:
May 6, 2020
The South East European Film Festival in Los Angeles (SEEfest) is a competition festival founded in 2006, presenting films from 18 countries of SE Europe, plus a filmmaker conference, project accelerator, literary salons, and other events. SEEfest maintains an extensive network of cultural, civic and public diplomacy partners and serves as a resource for film aficionados, educators, scholars, and the media. 15th edition of SEEfest runs April 29 - May 6, 2020. Submissions are accepted on Film Freeway. For more info visit https://seefilmla.org/

SEEfest pioneered the concept of regional, cross-border programming with issue-driven films that tell a larger story about South East Europe, where borders of all kinds are fluid and porous just as often as poisonous. By presenting multiple points of view from this troubled region, the festival unlocks delicate doors into human existence, highlighting concerns of our time that resonate with American audiences.
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Big Apple Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jan 27, 2020
Final Deadline
Jan 27, 2020
$90
$80
Winners Notified:
Jan 31, 2020
2018 Big Apple Film Festival and Screenplay Competition. Visit BigAppleFilmFestival.com, Film Freeway or Coverfly to enter a film or screenplay.
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Greenpoint Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jan 31, 2020
Extended
Jan 31, 2020
$85
$85
Winners Notified:
May 10, 2020
The Greenpoint Film Festival is produced by Woven Spaces, Inc, a Brooklyn-based non-profit arts organization designed to create art/community projects. Founded in 2011, the festival is inspired by the regenerative opportunities in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, once labeled one of the most polluted places in the United States. The themes of renewal and reclamation continue to play a major role in the social and creative fabric of the Greenpoint Film Festival as it constantly expands into a platform for new thinking, as well as a showcase for great art and great film.

GFF is also inspired by the expanding film industry in North Brooklyn, particularly in Greenpoint. The arts are historically-proven building blocks in community and economic development and primary tools for communicating trends and ideas. We support philosophical and social movements towards a more sustainable use of our resources, future-minded urban planning, and growing partnerships across the disciplines. The Greenpoint Film Festival hopes to be a cornerstone of visionary commitment towards this end and a resource to artists and to the community.

The Greenpoint Film Festival takes place in May, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, for four days of films and panel discussions. GFF presents an exciting schedule of carefully selected shorts and feature-length films, chosen by a panel of judges from hundreds of submissions in feature and short categories for Narrative and Documentary.
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Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival (TINFF)
Regular Deadline
Jan 31, 2020
$50
$25
Late Deadline
May 1, 2020
$60
$25
Final Deadline
May 24, 2020
$65
$30
Extended Deadline
May 24, 2020
$65
$30
Winners Notified:
Sep 12, 2020
Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival (TINFF) Is Now An 𝐈𝐌𝐃𝐛 𝐐𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 Annual Festivals That Celebrates Diversity Through Film. https://www.imdb.com/event/ev0010686/2019/1

TINFF invites you to come celebrate diversity that brings local and international films and filmmakers to the beautiful city of Toronto. TINFF’s objective is to be a leading film festival in Toronto that celebrates diversity in our beautiful city. TINFF’s main focus is to advance creative, independent film direction through diversity, innovation, and uniqueness by capturing the series of movements and experiences in a single film. We encourage music and filmmakers across the globe to build an audience for their projects and work to diversify the film industry.

The Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival (TINFF) is a year-round award competition and live screening festival with an annual event in the beautiful city of Toronto. Each year, we have our festival event and award night to celebrate diversity through film. We welcome filmmakers from across the globe to Toronto.

After Official Selected Films have been announced and notified, we will proceed to the next stage of the selection process, and subsequently, announce TINFF's Festival Finalists that will compete at the live festival event in Toronto. All Finalists will be announced on the TINFF's festival website and TINFF's Facebook page.

TINFF is a focus oriented music and film festival, with an awards night to recognize and encourage filmmakers by appreciating, promoting, challenge and develops an understanding of equality, social justice, non-discrimination, diversity, and multiculturalism.
Digital Griffix Film Festival
January
Jan 31, 2020
$25
February
Feb 29, 2020
$25
March
Mar 31, 2020
$25
April
Apr 30, 2020
$25
Final Deadline
Dec 25, 2020
$25
Winners Notified:
Jan 25, 2021
After a successful third year, Digital Griffix film festival is back as 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 and vimeo account for a week or more, starting on February 1st 2020. There will be a new deadline set every month.

Prizes will be sent at the end of 2020 and will be trophies and certificates

At the end of the year, on December 25th 2020 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

Please note that some films could be in consideration during the whole year.
Be Epic! London International Film Festival
Regular DDL
Jan 31, 2020
$79
$39.99
Late DDl
Mar 21, 2020
$89
$54.99
Final Deadline
May 16, 2020
$99
$59.99
Winners Notified:
Jul 15, 2020
Be Epic! London International Film Festival is a yearly film festival that is looking especially for meaningful, innovative, free of cliche filmmaking.

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

Those who will get the best out of BELIFF film festival are:
- the visionary voices and artists (scriptwriters, directors, actors etc.) that have great empathy and a deep capacity to understanding and expressing beyond the surface layers of things and beyond those depths as well.
- distinctive scripts,
- truthful perspectives on themes and subjects,
- the creators of innovative cinematic outcomes that stand out from the usual mainstream.
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BLASTOFF
Final Deadline
Feb 1, 2020
$50
$25
$8-50
Winners Notified:
Mar 1, 2020
Welcome, dear filmmaker. You want people, a lot of people, to see your short or feature film, especially the right people. We can make that happen. Of course, we have screenings in Los Angeles, but more than that BLASTOFF has platforms that request our best films and stream them, locally and all over the world, for industry movers and shakers, including producers, directors, potential investors, agents, great actors, terrific crew members, and movie-lovers generally. It's a chance to skyrocket your credibility and respect in the industry! We call it BLASTOFF EXPOSURE.

We issue our beautiful "nominee" laurels year-round to exceptional, high-scoring films. That award qualifies your film for consideration in our final winners' pool.

SCREENWRITERS take a look at a $125,000 production opportunity in the AWARDS section.

Talent and success are magnets for industry people. Success gets them to sit up and take notice, maybe take an interest in working with you on your next film. Your prior success has festivals eager to screen that next film. Success breeds more success... and so it grows. All gold, all possible with our "Show the World" awards. Boom! BLASTOFF EXPOSURE.

We are passionate about the success of your films, and we work tirelessly for our winners. There are 2 more films from last season already in worldwide distribution, and more in QC (Quality Control preparation) pending distribution. That's why we make our films, isn't it? So that the world will see and recognize our talent. Boom... yup, you already know...

BLASTOFF celebrates your dedication and hard work. All submission categories are eligible for awards, including BEST PERFORMER (non gender specific), MUSIC, CINEMATOGRAPHY, and STUNT-WORK.

SONGWRITERS, FILM-SCORE COMPOSERS, and SOUND DESIGNERS, you elevate a film to places it could never go without your music. We know that, and we salute you with categories specific to you and awards to honor your work.

When you submit to BLASTOFF you gain access to a world in which successful filmmakers are rewarded for their creativity, courage, and the massive energy required to make a film. It's a life-changing opportunity! Take it. You've earned it. You deserve BLASTOFF EXPOSURE.
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The International Gullah Film Festival
Final Deadline
Feb 1, 2020
$15
$40
Winners Notified:
Feb 29, 2020
The mission of The International Gullah Film Festival is to encourage filmmakers to explore and tell visual stories based on the rich history of Gullah culture. With a spirit of National and International inclusion, The International Gullah Film Festival also strives to spotlight talented filmmakers and story tellers from around the world. This film festival is as much about pride for people of Gullah descent as it is about our place in the global community.
THE HB FILM FESTIVAL
Early Bird
Feb 1, 2020
$18
$10
Regular
Jun 1, 2020
$23
$13
Final Deadline
Aug 1, 2020
$30
$18
Winners Notified:
Sep 1, 2020
YEAR 1 WAS AMAZING AND SO WE ARE BACK FOR YEAR 2 - Checkout some of the press here - https://bit.ly/2JdqPye

Our main goal is to Support Indie Film. Why not check out our social media pages to see how we help promote and showcase Indie Talent. Here are some words about our festival from Filmmakers.

"I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN NEARLY 100 FESTIVALS, SMALL AND LARGE, YOU HAVE BEEN THE FIRST TO BE SO ON TOP OF THE WHOLE SOCIAL MEDIA THING. I THINK YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL FUTURE AHEAD"
MICHAEL BAKER - FILMMAKER

"A LOT OF FESTIVALS COULD TAKE NOTES FROM YOU ON HOW TO RUN AN EVENT - HUGE KUDOS"
TARYN HOUGH - FILMMAKER / ACTOR

"FOR A FESTIVAL YOU ARE GOING BEYOND THE EXPECTATIONS AND WE ARE REALLY GRATEFUL"
SIDARTHA MURJANI
FILMMAKER / ACTOR

"LET'S ALL HEAR IT FOR THE HB FILM FEST WHO ARE THE MOST SUPPORTIVE FESTIVAL DUDES I HAVE EVER HAD THE PLEASURE OF BEING ASSOCIATED WITH"
CAROLINE SPENCE
PRODUCER / SCREENWRITER

“I highly recommend The HB Film Festival. A delight from start to finish with amazing and carefully selected film screenings. This was only the first year and it was a fantastically run event – I can’t wait for next year!”
Alastair Marshall

"The mission of The HB Film Festival is to put independent cinema in the spotlight that both films and their makers deserve"

Unlike other film festivals, The HB Film Festival will not make any selections until the Final Deadline closes. This means every film that is submitted has got the same chance of winning.

The HB Film Festival brings to Paisley, Scotland, a quality selection of both local and international shorts and feature movies coming from all over the world and aims to become a cultural gathering for film lovers and professionals, to support the creation of networks between filmmakers and the local communities and to initiate inspiring exchanges between filmmakers and professionals coming from different artistic disciplines."

As we are a two day event, we offer plenty of screening opportunities for low-budget filmmakers and indie films. As well as live screening there will be networking opportunities and free filmmaking advice from local filmmakers.

Previous Sponsors/ Partners include:
Indie Film Mag
Glasgow Film Alliance
Futurist Digital
Hybrid Films
Media Dog
Concept Consulting
Seamore Cinema
Scare Scotland
Inverclyde TV

The HB FILM Festival is one of the only Film Festivals held in the Large Town of Paisley. If you are thinking about staying over, Paisley is the closest town to Glasgow Airport with only a 10min drive. The train from Glasgow to Paisley is also a 10min journey.

There's plenty of bars and nightlife in both Glasgow and Paisley to make your stay exciting and entertaining.

Awards & Prizes

Best Short Film
Best Feature Film
Best Documentary
Best horror / sci-fi / comedy
Best Sound
Best Script / Story
Best Editing
Best score
Best cinematography
Best make up
Best Animation
Best Director
Best costume
Best male lead
Best female lead
Best Scottish film
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Sierra Canyon Film Festival
Late
Feb 3, 2020
$25
Final Deadline
Feb 17, 2020
$25
Winners Notified:
Mar 13, 2020
The Sierra Canyon Film Festival is an annual spring event. Student films ranging from high school to collegiate level are screened, and several exceptional films are recognized and awarded. Organized and run by Sierra Canyon students and the Visual Arts Department instructors, the festival aims to showcase aspiring filmmakers from around the world in an evening that honors the time, effort, and talent that goes into their films.
New Media Film Festival
Late
Feb 3, 2020
$85
$85
Final Deadline
Apr 3, 2020
$90
$90
Winners Notified:
Jun 4, 2020
11th Annual New Media Film Festival - Honoring Stories Worth Telling
Judges from HBO, FOX, Marvel and more.

Festival Perks:
• In competition for Grand Prize - $45,000 in Awards
• Also the Top 3 Scripts get $1000.00 in Writing Industry Perks
• The Best script gets an interview in The Script Lab Magazine
• Script nominees are listed on screen during programming
• And you are part of the Q & A in that session.
• Walk the Red Carpet for Press Interviews
• Be part of the VIP Soiree, honoring the nominees.
• Highlighted in our monthly newsletter to 80,000.

All Script types and lengths considered in Script Category.
Animation – Book - Children’s – Comedy – Drama – Documentary – Episodic - Long Form - New Media – Novel – Pilot – Play – Screenplay - Scripted Reality – Series – Television – Videogame - Web Series

More About the Festival

The rationale behind the festival is clear. New media continues to show its lasting power and ability to evolve - there is scope for truly groundbreaking and compelling work in the world of storytelling. The festival is designed to both discover and cultivate highly creative work from emerging and seasoned content creators.

Put your innovative work forward and join the unique community of content creators at New Media Film Festival® - submit today!
www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com
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Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2020
Early
Feb 3, 2020
$16
Regular
May 22, 2020
$19
Final Deadline
Jun 22, 2020
$25
Winners Notified:
Aug 31, 2020
Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2020 Now Open For Entries! International Tours & Awards

The 10th Anniversary edition of the ESFF with more short film screenings in Edinburgh,
International Film Festival showcases, trophies, cash prizes and awards!

We're also excited to be programming showcases of our best films for our 2020 partners:

Adriatic Film Festival
Stop Motion Montreal
Firenze FilmCorti
Sardinia Film Festival
Balkans Beyond Borders Film Festival
and Manipulate Theatre & Animation Festival!

Max Length 25 minutes, international films welcomed, all genres eligible.
Early Bird Deadline: Monday Feb 3rd 2020
Regular Deadline: Friday May 22nd 2020
Late Deadline: Monday June 22nd 2020

Open for entries online

https://www.edinburghshortfilmfestival.com/call-for-entries-filmmakers/
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Web Series Festival Global
Regular
Feb 5, 2020
$60
$60
Late
Apr 5, 2020
$65
$65
Final Deadline
Jul 30, 2020
$70
$70
Winners Notified:
Aug 15, 2020
Hollywood, CA– Web Series Festival Global is prestigious awards started in 2015, it’s a film festival where awards are given to Web Series Creators around the world. In the first International Annual Web Series Festival Global artists from various countries were awarded, the artists were from countries like USA, Russia, Spain, Italy, Canada and the Czech Republic.
Web Series Festival Global has a Best of Web Series, Web Series Script, Web Series Pilot and a Grand Prize, $5000 In awards.
For a grand event like this, sponsors play an important role. They are the people who provide the opportunities to creative content creators around the world. The sponsors for this event include Luck Films, Renderyard Films, LaughMD and iActing Studios.
www.WebSeriesFestivalGlobal.com
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Orlando International Film Festival
Final Film Deadline
Feb 6, 2020
$30-75
Screenplay Extended Deadline
Mar 1, 2020
$40-50
Final Deadline
Apr 1, 2020
$50-60
Screenplay Final Deadline
Apr 1, 2020
$50-60
Winners Notified:
May 25, 2020
Join us in sunny Orlando Florida May 23rd-26th for The Orlando International Film Festival! The festival events include workshops, panels, meet and greets, table reads, parties, VIP and red carpet events. Discounts to theme parks will be available to all attendees and their families.

Festival Awards:

Grand Jury US Fiction Award, $3,000
Grand Jury International Fiction Award $3,000
Grand Jury Documentary Award $3,000
Grand Jury Feature Screenplay $300
Grand Jury Short Screenplay $100
Grand Jury Short Award Trophy
Grand Jury Student Award Trophy
Grand Jury Animation Award Trophy
Grand Jury Youth Trophy
Several other categories will be recognized with certificates

We are seeking films and screenplays from all walks of life. Both US and International submissions accepted. From the student to the seasoned veteran we want to see your work! Especially looking to include filmmakers from diverse backgrounds. Student and female filmmakers also encouraged to submit.

All awardees will have access to industry exports in a one-on-one meeting
Sponsors will provide additional prizes to awardees including sponsor packages
5 semi finalists and 5 finalists will be selected for short and feature screenplays. The top 5 finalists in each category will have a table read at the festival.
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The Trailer Film Festival
Regular
Feb 9, 2020
$35
$35
Late
Apr 9, 2020
$50
$50
Final Deadline
Apr 29, 2020
$60
$60
Extended
Apr 29, 2020
$60
$60
Winners Notified:
Apr 30, 2020
The Trailer Film Festival is a unique event. Only trailers are screened and the audience is exclusively film industry.

The goal, and the prize, is for the industry to request the film or script attached to the trailer.

100 producers, distributors and studio execs, including Fox, Paramount and Disney, attended our last festival. 45 filmmakers received requests for their films or scripts. Some had multiple requests which brought the total to 95.

Netflix, Amazon, Sony and Paramount have already agreed to join us on May 19th, 2020. New attendees will be announced monthly.

Trailers for both completed projects and scripts are eligible. They can be for films, scripted and unscripted TV shows, books, web series or games.

​Five judges will review the trailers. The 60 with the highest score will be selected. They'll be available to the industry online for a month after the festival. 25 of those trailers will be featured in the actual event which will be held in a Beverly Hills screening room.
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Submissions
$25 until December 9th
$35 until February 9th
$50 until April 9th
Gardens Festival of Cinema NYC
Regular
Feb 10, 2020
$60
$50
Late
Mar 9, 2020
$75
$65
Final Deadline
Apr 13, 2020
$90
$80
Extended
Apr 13, 2020
$90
$80
Winners Notified:
Jun 1, 2020
Festival of Cinema NYC, New York City's fastest growing film festival enters its fourth year in 2020! Beginning the first Friday of August, this year Festival of Cinema NYC will run from August 7 - 16th.

Festival of Cinema NYC seeks the best in independent film of all lengths and genres. Whether your film is a drama, comedy, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, documentary, experimental, LGBTQ, animation, etc. - we want to show it! Our Opening Night, Closing Night, Midweek Red Carpet Event, and Midnight Madness Grindhouse Horror films are all selected from the very best submissions we receive. Plus, every filmmaker that submits their film(s) will automatically receive a one year subscription to Videomaker Magazine, a leading subscription service that focuses on guiding independent filmmakers with online tutorials and publications (a $20 value). Our only criteria is that your film be truly independent and not backed by any of the seven major movie studios. All selected filmmakers get VIP passes that allow entry into all our screenings, events and parties.
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Long Island International Film Expo - LIIFE
Extended deadline
Feb 10, 2020
$28-55
Final Deadline
Mar 3, 2020
$33-60
Dropdead deadline
Mar 3, 2020
$33-60
Winners Notified:
Jun 17, 2020
LIIFE will be 23 years old in 2020. We show 100 - 170 short and feature-length films of every genre from the world over. We have a heavy celebrity presence, networking, a historical theater, press and media opportunities, convenient filmmakers lounge, and we are directly by the Bellmore Train Station for easy access into, and out of, NYC. Main category winners get gold statues and potential other prizes. Tech winners and scriptwriting get certificates.
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Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest
Late
Feb 15, 2020
$50
$40
Final Deadline
Apr 1, 2020
Winners Notified:
May 24, 2020
Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest is South Carolina's first and largest horror film festival! The 2019 festival will take place over three days in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina and will feature some of the best independent horror films from all over the world. We will be screening all of our Official Selections at South of Broadway Theater located in the heart of Park Circle.

Forget the Oscars! We have the "Crimmy's"! All Official Selections (films and screenplays) will be competing at a chance for a Crimmy in over 20 categories. Our Crimmy trophies are designed by "The Conjuring" and "Annabelle" special effects artist Tony Rosen, who also designed the famous "Annabelle" doll for both films. Each trophy is handmade and signed by Tony himself.

Sponsored in part by ShortsTV, the world's largest distributor of short films, all submitted and accepted short films have the chance for worldwide broadcast deals on their cable channel, ShortsTV, which plays Oscar winning short films all over the globe. Screenplay winners will also compete to win scriptwriting software from FinalDraft as well as free listings on InkTip, where producers go for scripts and writers. Producers have made more than 300 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.

In 2017 "Best of South Carolina" named Crimson Screen one of the top 10 festivals in South Carolina and in 2015 readers of HORROR SOCIETY voted us their 2nd favorite horror film festival in the USA! Festival attendees come out to walk the "dREaD Carpet" dressed in their favorite costumes and get to meet the filmmakers during our mixers and Q&A sessions after film screenings.

We are seeking all genres of films and screenplays that contain horror element such as sci-fi, fantasy, comedy, underground, experimental and more...as long as there are horror elements. We take pride in the variety of horror selections at our annual festival and encourage filmmakers to submit any type of film and screenplay with horror, thriller, and suspense elements and themes! If you are lucky enough to be chosen as an official selection, you definitely will want to attend! We are not like any other film festival out there! We provide our attending filmmakers with two free VIP passes, a bag of swag, a personal welcome letter with wax sealed envelope embedded with our logo, and lots of other goodies also!

Filmmakers and VIP pass holders also have access to mixers as well as discounts at various bars and restaurants during the fest. At past festivals we have held "Maverick Filmmaking" workshops by such filmmakers as Steve Balderson, lectures on H.P. Lovecraft by authors such as W. Scott Poole, and have also awarded our new annual "Horror Icon" award to Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp) in 2016 and Joe Bob Briggs in 2017, Mark Patton (Nightmare on Elm Street 2) in 2018, and PJ Soles (Carrie, Halloween) in 2019!
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Holly Weird Film Festival
Regular Deadline
Feb 15, 2020
$19.00
$19.00
Final Deadline
May 5, 2020
$20.00
$20.00
Winners Notified:
Jun 7, 2020
The Holly Weird Film Festival (HWFF), founded by Festival Director Jack Truman, celebrates independent films of all genres that feature a distinct vision, a unique voice, or an avant-garde challenge to what is expected or accepted. HWFF provides a venue for narrative, documentary, experimental and avant-garde film and video. Holly Weird is dedicated to celebrating all types of creativity from the worldwide independent film community.
We make it our mission to showcase the work of filmmakers who defy independent visions.

The Holly Weird Film Festival has become a platform for artists to showcase their creativity through film and about the voices that need to be heard. We are looking for true original, visionary filmmakers with fresh voices to share with an audience hungry for true independent film. We are focused on the unique and innovative. HWFF showcases artists from all walks of life. We seek to screen under-represented emerging filmmakers and artists.

Enter your film to the Holly Weird Film Festival and join us for this unique celebration of indie films! And have your film screen in the entertainment capital of the world!!!

Holly Weird Film Festival is a showcase for truly original Independent and Do It Yourself (DIY) film and video.

Established 2018

All screenplays considered. Feature films, short films, pilots...you name it! We're looking for cool scripts and films from all over the world.

Screenplay prize: 1st Place award at the 2020 Holly Weird Film Festival

June 7, 2020
Film Invasion Los Angeles
Late Deadline
Feb 15, 2020
$45
$35
Final Deadline
Mar 15, 2020
$50
$40
Winners Notified:
Apr 15, 2020
Film Invasion L.A. is a film festival that brings the work of great filmmakers together and injects them into the heart of Los Angeles. Founded by industry veterans who have spent more than two decades regularly visiting the great film festivals of the world, Film Invasion L.A. looks to discover new talent and give great filmmakers an opportunity to shine.
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Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival
NDE Deadline
Feb 15, 2020
$65
$65
Extended Deadline
Mar 7, 2020
$69
$69
Final Deadline
Apr 18, 2020
$89
$89
Winners Notified:
May 2, 2020
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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Miami Short Film Festival
Regular Deadline
Feb 15, 2020
$60
Late Deadline
Apr 15, 2020
$75
Final Deadline
Sep 1, 2020
$90
Winners Notified:
Sep 3, 2020
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
Oil Valley Film Festival
Earlybird Deadline
Feb 17, 2020
$20
$10
Regular Deadline
Jul 3, 2020
$30
$20
Final Deadline
Aug 3, 2020
$40
$30
Winners Notified:
Sep 7, 2020
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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Lonely Seal Film, Screenplay & Music Festival
Regular
Feb 28, 2020
$55
$45
Late
Apr 30, 2020
$75
$55
Final Deadline
May 31, 2020
$90
$65
Extended
May 31, 2020
$90
$65
Winners Notified:
Jul 8, 2020
Welcome to the home of stories aching to be told. Our selections screen at the Regent Theatre, a 103-year-old Vaudeville gem in Arlington, MA (Boston), and our winners get showcased to cinema buyers at the Cannes Film Festival.

We are also building a "Traveling Film Festival," which will screen in a minimum of four North American cities in 2020. Certain films may be invited to play our Traveling Film Festival, but they are under no obligation to do so. Additionally, those who do play our Traveling Film Festival will share in a "Filmmakers Profit Pool."

With 36 five-star reviews in our first year, we launched deep into FilmFreeway's "Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals." Our second festival, which runs this October 11-13, welcomes 64 films/docs/shorts/music videos, 77 screenplays, and four songs from 18 countries.

Our mission is to make the world a better place, but we can't achieve that if you don't share your work with us, so please submit today!

Our sponsors include 5A Studios, Final Draft, The Regent Theatre, Lonely Seal Releasing, Page Craft, Hourglass24, Nadeau Media, and InkTip.
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South Carolina Underground Film Festival
Early
Feb 28, 2020
$35
$25
Spring
Apr 30, 2020
$40
$35
Normal
Aug 31, 2020
$45
$40
Final Deadline
Sep 30, 2020
$55
$45
Winners Notified:
Nov 8, 2020
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!
Russian International Horror Film Festival and Awards
Final Deadline
Feb 29, 2020
$100
$50
Winners Notified:
Mar 28, 2020
DROP is a Russian International Horror Award Show. Set in Moscow since 2010. The festival is created by Live Entertainment Company and it’s CEO — Victor Boulankin.
During the festival we are showing both the newest horror films and the horror classics of old. We also hold the Star Master-class featuring some of the greatest horror masters of Russia and all over the world. We had all sorts of international guests to our festivals. Our prizes are: a valuable statue + sponsors' gifts.
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Better Cities Film Festival
Winter Deadline
Feb 29, 2020
$70
$30
Spring Deadline
Mar 31, 2020
$80
$35
Features Deadline
Apr 30, 2020
$90
$40
Final Deadline
Jun 16, 2020
$120
$50
Winners Notified:
Oct 8, 2020
Better Cities Film Festival welcomes all films with a topic or theme relating to better cities, towns and neighborhoods.

All genres and lengths are eligible.

We offer awards and prizes for the top films in various categories. Even better, we offer highly engaged audiences, and the opportunity for your film to challenge, inspire, and motivate communities around the world.

Past screenings have included films on:

New Urbanism, Bicycles, Architecture, Urban farming, Racial Equity, Creative Placemaking, Tactical Urbanism, Walkability, Main Street Revival, Historic Preservation and Restoration. Urban Revitalization, Transportation, Regional Planning, Mixed Use, Complete Streets, Suburban Sprawl and Sprawl Repair, Transit-Oriented Development, Beer-Oriented Development, Sustainability, Street Art, and Incremental Urbanism.

ABOUT:
Better Cities Film Festival collects, curates and presents the very best films on the theme of making better cities, towns, and neighborhoods.

We honor the top films and filmmakers with awards. (And applause!) And we screen those films to a vast audience around the world through our flagship event (a four-day film festival), and through satellite screening events in a growing number of host cities.

Better Cities Film Festival was originally founded by Joshua Paget in 2013 as the New Urbanism Film Festival. Discussions and decisions about urban planning and design are too often limited to the university classroom or city council chambers. The festival was launched with a vision to move that conversation onto the silver screen and into the streets, engaging the broader community in the vital work of placemaking and neighborhood revitalization.

During its five-year run in Los Angeles, the festival received over 700 submissions from all over the world, and screened over 200 films, pairing them with experts who helped lead post-film discussions about the local built environment.

In its second year, by popular demand, the festival took an unexpected turn: community groups and organizations wanted to use the power of film to help revitalize and improve their hometowns. It was time to “take the show on the road.” We instituted a way for other cities and towns to host local screenings. In some cases, they wanted to screen the “best of the fest” – a reel of the top award-winning festival films. In other cases, by special request, we dug through our vast archives and curated custom playlists of films especially relevant to the current issues facing a particular host city.

By 2018, the festival had enjoyed a five-year run in Los Angeles, and sold-out screenings in over 30 cities around the world, ranging from international hotspots like Shen Zhen and Milan, to smaller domestic cities and towns like Laredo and Oxnard.

In 2019, First+Main Films acquired the the New Urbanism Film Festival, with the goal of expanding it to more cities and more audiences. Founder Josh Paget remains as the festival director and driving creative force. Together we’ve rechristened it Better Cities Film Festival.
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Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
February
Feb 29, 2020
$10
March
Mar 31, 2020
$25
July
Jul 31, 2020
$35
August
Aug 31, 2020
$45
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2020
$60
$45
$55
Winners Notified:
Nov 30, 2020
​Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes highlights a selection of best films from around the world, November 27th-30th 2020
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.
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes is an IMDBAwards listing Qualifier.
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Changing Face International Film Festival
February Deadline
Feb 29, 2020
$25
$15
April Deadline
Apr 30, 2020
$25
$15
June Deadline
Jun 30, 2020
$25
$15
August Deadline
Aug 31, 2020
$25
$15
Final Deadline
Sep 30, 2020
$25
$15
Winners Notified:
Nov 29, 2020
We are excited to invite you to take part in our 4th season and hope you'll continue to be involved for many years to come. We are looking for thought provoking, challenging, and engaging films, web series, and screenplays.

CFIFF runs film and screenplay competitions monthly. The winners of the monthly competitions form our annual nominations. A selection of annual nominations and wildcards will be screened at our annual event in November 2020.
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Culture & Diversity Film Festival
Earlybird Deadline
Mar 9, 2020
$30
$25
Regular Deadline
May 7, 2020
$35
$30
Extended Deadline
Aug 3, 2020
$45
$40
Final Deadline
Sep 24, 2020
$55
$50
Winners Notified:
Oct 4, 2020
Welcome to the Culture & Diversity Film Festival! We celebrate the many colors of our lives and our world by screening a variety of films from around the globe. We honor the filmmakers with awards and prizes, and host parties and gatherings for filmmakers and the local community.

Our venue is the historic Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA.

We accept shorts, features and music videos, and we have a special discount for California filmmakers with submission fees as low as $10. We look forward to watching your film!
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BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival
Final Deadline
Mar 13, 2020
Final Deadline
Mar 13, 2020
$15
Winners Notified:
Jun 14, 2020
BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival is a celebration of the beauty of storytelling through short films and screenplays. We pride ourselves in offering the sweetest Southern hospitality we can muster alongside stimulating workshops taught by Hollywood screenwriters who relish sharing their experience in community with you. The talented artists behind Batman Forever, Steel Magnolias, and more.

Our festival takes place in the heart of North Carolina. With many opportunities for veteran and newly-minted creatives to exchange ideas and celebrate the magic of filmmaking. Our friendly audiences offer an engaged community that’s passionate about the arts and excited to experience films from talented folks like you.
Las Vegas International Film and Screenplay Competition
Late
Mar 15, 2020
$50
$40
Regular
Mar 15, 2020
$40
$30
Extended
Apr 15, 2020
$45
Final Deadline
May 15, 2020
$55
$40
Winners Notified:
Jul 19, 2020
The Las Vegas International Film and Screenwriting Festival's mission is to celebrate the independent motion picture and literary arts by providing a platform for filmmakers and writers to have their work awarded and recognized. The Las Vegas International Film and Screenwriting Festival offers more than just a handful of award possibilities. We pride ourselves in providing a wide variety of award opportunities between our various screenwriting and film categories.
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South Texas International Film Festival
Regular
Mar 20, 2020
$25
$25
Late
Apr 30, 2020
$30
$30
Final Deadline
May 4, 2020
$50
$50
Winners Notified:
May 15, 2020
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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Wirksworth Film Festival
Regular Deadline
Mar 22, 2020
$10
$7
Late Deadline
May 17, 2020
$15
$10
Winners Notified:
Jul 24, 2020
For the 2020 season we have extended our categories to Short Film, Extra Long Short Film, and Feature Film.
The festival will also include a number of specialist talks and workshops for filmmakers.
The festival itself will take place in the town of Wirksworth Derbyshire over a week long period. We are working alongside The Northern Light Cinema to screen films, but we will also screen films at a number of locations across the town during the week.
We have kept our 3 minute film category due to popular demand.
Our first film festival attracted over 180 films from around the world, which were all screened and judged, for this year we still make the promise that we will screen a higher proportion of films than other film festivals. Your films will be judged by industry figures, ranging from actors to DOP's. A list of judges will appear on our website as they are added. We are again working alongside some great partners, The event is to be covered by BlazingMinds, one of the top UK film blogs.
We have a special category open to filmmakers from the Derbyshire Dales, UK, this will receive a special section within the film festival, this is designed to encourage filmmakers from the immediate region to submit their films. These films will sit independently within the film festival.
The 2020 Film Festival, promises to be an exciting event taking place in the picturesque town of Wirksworth, Derbyshire, a well known creative hub.
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Cittadella GeoFilmFestival
Final Deadline
Apr 2, 2020
Winners Notified:
Apr 2, 2020
The Cultural Association Officina delle Idee and Ricreative Center, aims to achieve with the sponsorship of the Veneto Region and the Province of Padua , the third edition of Cittadella GeoFilmFestival - The Cinema of the Elements , using the artistic direction of director and actor Rocco Cosentino and in collaboration with Goldwing film
Cittadella GeoFilmFestival wants to present to all operators , filmmakers and the general public as competition and innovation of the subject matter : Environment . Earth, Water , Fire, Air objectives such as the creation and production of medium to short films. So the Cinema of the Elements for which each of us is called to participate and make it a professional goal , social and moral. The Cinema, once more, disseminator of news and civilization
SF3 - SmartFone Flick Fest
Super Early Bird
Jun 1, 2020
$40
$15
Early Bird
Jul 1, 2020
$40
$18
Final Deadline
Aug 1, 2020
$40
$20
Regular
Aug 1, 2020
$40
$20
Winners Notified:
Oct 11, 2020
SmartFone Flick Fest is Australia’s international smartphone film festival for filmmakers of all ages.
We are a world-wide festival open to anyone with a smartphone or tablet and a great idea for a short film.
SF3 provides a platform for budding, emerging and professional filmmakers to bring their ideas to life and have their films seen by a global audience, without the need for lots of fancy equipment or a big budget.
That great story you have always thought would make a great film? Here is your chance!
Just about everyone now has access to a smartphone or a tablet so start filming. It's that easy. The democratisation of filmmaking is here!

We do have a range of entry fees from student fees to early birds and regular so please check out the structure on Film Freeway.
Oniros Film Awards
Final Deadline
Jun 30, 2020
Winners Notified:
Aug 22, 2020
The Oniros Film Awards® is an International Monthly and Annual IMDb Qualifying competition based in Saint-Vincent, Italy, which celebrates films from all around the world with awards in different categories and genres. The OFA allows filmmakers to submit their projects to get them judged by Award-winning industry professionals specialized in various fields and compete with other talented filmmakers. Our mission is to discover high quality and ambitious films, to promote filmmakers’ works and to help them realize their dreams. The Oniros Film Awards® is all about Dreams (ὄνειρος = oneiros, Dream in Greek language) and is conceived by Dreamers for Dreamers. Dream Big, always!
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Rome Independent Film Festival - RIFF Awards
early bird
Jun 30, 2020
$25
$10
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2020
late
Jul 31, 2020
$35
$10
Winners Notified:
Nov 30, 2020
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.
Screamfest Horror Film Festival
Regular
Jul 15, 2020
$57
$47
Final
Aug 1, 2020
$67
$57
Final Deadline
Aug 15, 2020
$82
$67
Extended Deadline
Aug 15, 2020
$82
$67
Winners Notified:
Oct 22, 2020
20th annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival takes place Oct. 2020 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood.

Moviemaker named us 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee and 30 Bloody Best Genre Fests In The World.

The festival accepts genre(horror, thriller, Sci-Fi, Fantasy) features and short films from around the world.

Screamfest is best known for discovery Paranormal Activity.
Global Nonviolent Film Festival
Final Deadline
Aug 22, 2020
$100
$40
Final Deadline
Aug 22, 2020
$100
$40
Winners Notified:
Oct 5, 2020
Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world and it takes place on-line.

The Festival was founded by film director Bruno Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu in 2012 to showcase nonviolent, motion pictures and to show that these movies are not only capable of great international success but they are also in high demand by the public.

The 2020 and 9th edition of the Festival takes place September 24 to October 4.

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

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

All films submitted MUST BE NONVIOLENT: the Festival does not accept films that showcase explicit or graphic violence; implied acts of violence may be accepted if they are justified by the message of the film.
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