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Peachtree Village International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jun 18, 2018
Final Deadline
Aug 17, 2018
$55
$45
Winners Notified:
Oct 14, 2018
PVIFF is hosted by Gipp. Museums, Inc. PVIFF attracts 3,000+ people each year from around the world. PVIFF was created in 2006 under the previous name (Sweet Auburn International Film Festival) and have served as the launching pad for many successful filmmakers and other artists alike in the film & entertainment industry. This dynamic international film festival showcases feature length films, shorts, music videos, documentaries, and screenplays from around the globe. PVIFF also feature celebrity attractions, innovative workshops, panels, parties, and much more. PVIFF is one of the most celebrated film events through dynamic programming and a dedication to helping filmmakers excel in their careers. PVIFF's brand is entrenched in the old saying "It Takes A Village."

Our vision allows us to create a village atmosphere that provide opportunities not only for filmmakers but for business owners and film enthusiasts. Artists such as Actor/Director, Mario Van Peebles, Actress, Ruby Dee, Director/Writer Rob Hardy of Rain Forest Films, Producer, Roger Bobb of Tyler Perry Studios, Director, Malcolm Lee, Casting Director, Alpha Tyler formerly of Tyler Perry Studios, Casting Director, Kim Hardin, Emmy Award Winning Producer, Dean Hargrove, Casting Director & Producer, Reuben Cannon formerly of Tyler Perry Studios, Best Selling Author Omar Tyree, Actor, Bill Nunn, Director, Kenny Leon, Humanitarian, Afeni Shakur and more have all participated in various aspects of PVIFF over the years. In 2006 during PVIFF's first year the winning short film "Binta & The Great Idea" was nominated for an Academy Award and numerous other projects have received phenomenal acclaim throughout the years as well. With increased exposure, the assistance from the film and business community PVIFF will continue to help ignite opportunities and make dreams to come true for decades to come.
Everybody Digital Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jun 13, 2018
Extended Deadline
Aug 20, 2018
$40
Final Deadline
Aug 20, 2018
$40
Winners Notified:
Sep 15, 2018
Come be a part of history as we hold our 1st annual short film festival! The Everybody Digital Film Festival is dedicated to shining the spotlight on high quality short films and the creativity, passion, and hard work that goes into each and every project but is so often overlooked and under appreciated. We are excited to hold screenings for our first festivall at the beautiful Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, New York and it is our mission to provide an atmosphere that gives filmmakers all of the recognition they deserve as well as opportunities to learn, grow and connect with others in the film community.

Background:

The Everybody Digital Film Festival is an extension of the Everybody Digital app created by actor/writer/director Allen Maldonado ("The Last O.G.", "Black-ish", "Survivor's Remorse"). The app was created to help promote short form films and series and to give filmmakers another organized platform to showcase all of the hard work they put into writing, shooting and completing their short films.

The Everybody Digital Film Festival was created to further promote and celebrate filmmakers and to provide them with a big screen and a live event for friends, family and fellow filmmakers and film enthusiasts to enjoy and appreciate their work.

Short films 20 minutes or less are being accepted along with webseries pilots of any genre. Awards will be given for the following:

Best Short Film Overall
Best in Genre (categories depend on submissions)
Best Director
Best Editor
Best Cinematographer (Director of Photography)
Best Writer
Best Actor / Actress
Best Supporting Actor / Actress
Near Nazareth Festival ( NNF )
Opens for submissions:
Jun 11, 2018
Standard
Aug 22, 2018
$18
$16
Standard 1
Oct 8, 2018
$20
$18
Standard 2
Nov 2, 2018
$22
$20
Final Deadline
Nov 27, 2018
$25
$22
Winners Notified:
Dec 10, 2018
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.
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Edmonton FESTIVAL OF FEAR International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Nov 1, 2017
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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Big Apple Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jul 15, 2018
Regular Deadline
Aug 24, 2018
$70
$60
Late Deadline
Sep 14, 2018
$80
$70
Extended Deadline
Oct 4, 2018
$90
$80
Final Deadline
Oct 4, 2018
$90
$80
Winners Notified:
Oct 7, 2018
2018 Big Apple Film Festival and Screenplay Competition. Visit BigAppleFilmFestival.com, Film Freeway or Withoutabox to enter a film or screenplay.
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BLASTOFF
Opens for submissions:
May 31, 2018
Final Deadline
Aug 25, 2018
$6-55
Final Deadline
Aug 25, 2018
$6-55
Notification
Sep 4, 2018
$6-55
Winners Notified:
Sep 4, 2018
Win a screenplay production/distribution deal. A BLASTOFF award or nomination creates a buzz around you and your work at screenings for 2000+ industry professionals, 150+ distributors, and 500+ buyers from 60+ countries. BLASTOFF is partnered with the World Film Fair for an incredibly exciting event calendar, including a gala dinner attended by Hollywood stars, a red carpet and awards ceremony, and screenings at nine different sites (four halls in the Brooklyn Expo Center and five more theaters in and around the New York area). Current fees range from $6 through $55, depending on the category.
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DaVinci International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jul 1, 2018
Final Deadline
Aug 25, 2018
Winners Notified:
Aug 30, 2018
Screenwriting is where it’s at, or should we say … where it begins. At DIFF, we believe that every great picture starts with a great screenplay, and so we set out to HONOR writers who are committed to the craft — those who work tirelessly to create new worlds, rich characters, compelling conflict, and stories that forever change us.
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SLIFF Online, presented by St. Lawrence International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Aug 27, 2018
Final Deadline
Aug 27, 2018
$25
Final Deadline
Aug 27, 2018
$25
Winners Notified:
Sep 1, 2018
SLIFF Online presented by St. Lawrence International Film Festival is an online monthly competition established to showcase the best in new short films and web series to a worldwide audience and the entertainment industry at large.

St. Lawrence International Film Festival presents SLIFF Online to continue its tradition of celebrating international independent cinema by focusing on the increasingly vital short-format projects produced from all corners and all makers.

With industry partnerships growing each month, SLIFF Online has become a vital source for global short-form distributors, providing our filmmakers exposure and even compensation for their hard won efforts.
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FIC AUTOR
Opens for submissions:
Feb 12, 2018
Extended Deadline
Aug 28, 2018
$65
$55
Final Deadline
Sep 10, 2018
$70
$60
Winners Notified:
Sep 20, 2018
The FIC AUTOR (Author's International Film Festival) is interested in unique and artistic films that exceed the limits of traditional storytelling. We look for Feature and Short Films that reflect the director's personal creative vision, and a style that is distinct enough to shine through the collective process.
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Latino Film Market
Opens for submissions:
Mar 13, 2018
Final Deadline
Aug 28, 2018
$25
Winners Notified:
Oct 17, 2018
The Latino Film Market 2nd Edition (LFM) event focuses on providing educational community-networking opportunities. Creating direct tools for upcoming Latino filmmakers as well as industry professionals local and international. LFM will be taking place on December 12-16, 2018 in New York City.

LFM will engage participants from the USA, the Caribbean and other Latin American countries, with a potential participation of 500 - 600 individuals. During this 5-day event, LFM will present live screenings of independent Latino films. This opportunity creates economic development for filmmakers and producers in the United States and Latin American countries.

In addition to screenings, LFM will host a series of panels, workshops, and lectures. Which consists of various departments within the film industry.

All open to the public.

Creators can submit: feature films, short films, documentaries, music videos, projects and/or web series.
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The International Gullah Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Sep 8, 2017
Final Deadline
Aug 30, 2018
$20
$15
Winners Notified:
Aug 30, 2018
It is the mission of the Gullah Geechee Heritage Film Festival to encourage filmmakers to explore and tell visual stories based on the rich history of Gullah Geechee culture. With a spirit of National and International inclusion, the Gullah/Geechee Heritage 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 Geechee descent as it is about our place in the global community.

Official Film Selections will screen at the 2018 Gullah Geechee Heritage Film Festival. 3 Best Feature Screenplays will win one (1) InkTip script listing. 1 Best Short Screenplay will win a table read.
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.
NZ Web Fest
Opens for submissions:
Mar 10, 2018
Final
Aug 31, 2018
$35-60
Final Deadline
Aug 31, 2018
$35-60
Winners Notified:
Nov 17, 2018
The NZ Web Fest is New Zealand's festival for online content. We have selection and award categories for factual and fictional web series, shows, YouTube channels and vlogs. New for 2018 are categories accepting 3D, AR, MR, VR work.

In short, if you made it for an online audience, it's probably eligible for consideration.

On Saturday 17 November, #NZWF18 will present a day of panel discussions, presentations and screenings followed in the evening by the #NZWF18 awards ceremony. On Sunday 18 November we'll continue screenings with some special treats and a programme featuring all the winners from Saturday night.

The NZ Web Fest was established in 2015 and runs each November in Auckland, New Zealand.
Silhouette Awards- 2nd Annual
Opens for submissions:
Mar 8, 2018
Regular
Aug 31, 2018
$45
Late
Oct 31, 2018
$55
Final Deadline
Dec 31, 2018
$75
Winners Notified:
Mar 8, 2019
The awards only go to the women filmmakers. They cannot be an assistant in any role on the crew. They must be the lead role on the crew. This event also has a special awards event and networking event after the awards and films shown. This is our second annual event that will take place in March of 2019. This event will take place from March 6th to March 8th, 2019. March 8th will have the awards ceremony (A beautiful award) and networking event. Location TBA.
Muskoka Independent Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Mar 9, 2018
Student/Emerging
Aug 31, 2018
$20
$20
Winners Notified:
Oct 21, 2018
Founded by screenwriter and playwright Vince Grittani in 2014, MIFF 2018 returns to, the refurbished, Gravenhurst Opera House, in the town of Gravenhurst on Lake Muskoka. 1 1/2 hours north of Toronto.

We are open to all GENRES and formats: full-length features, shorts, documentaries, and animation. Dramas, dramatic comedies, comic dramas, social documentaries, biographies, folktales, musicals, children’s…you name it! As long as there's a great story to tell. We are seeking films from emerging and established filmmakers. Student films are welcome.

The principal objective of the Muskoka Independent Film Festival is to give Global and Canadian filmmakers a platform for screening their films to audiences in the Muskoka Region. Our mandate is to present independent films from all over the world in addition to Canadian Cinema and Ontario Films. Films are selected based on quality and original content that would interest Muskoka Audiences.
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The Wild Bunch Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Apr 23, 2018
Final Deadline
Aug 31, 2018
$15/50
Winners Notified:
Sep 2, 2018
It's the 3rd Annual Int'l. The Wild Bunch Film Festival". Join us for a family fun weekend, in Willcox, AZ Oct 19/21 and experience a film festival competition in Arizona solely for the western genre and sub-genres! It'll be filled with great indie films and fun that will be legendary! The Wild Bunch Film Festival is a competitive event for emerging filmmakers as well as screenwriters, and we hope to inspire and encourage them to pursue courageous and bold artistic visions in the western genre.
12TH Waterford Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
May 17, 2018
Final Deadline
Aug 31, 2018
$25
Winners Notified:
Dec 2, 2018
The Waterford Film Festival is open for national and International Short Films and Short Scripts. Since the foundation of the festival, we have screened 500+ films from filmmakers around the world as well promoting writers with the short screenplay competition.

Filmmakers from across Ireland, UK, France, Germany, Holland and as far as Canada and USA have attended the festival.
Satisfied Eye International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Feb 16, 2018
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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VISIONFEST
Opens for submissions:
Apr 3, 2018
Late
Sep 1, 2018
$60
$55
End of Summer
Sep 22, 2018
$65
$60
Final Deadline
Oct 13, 2018
$80
$70
Winners Notified:
Dec 22, 2018
VISIONFEST is an annual, IMDb qualifying, online film festival and screenwriting competition evolving from what began in 2001 as VISIONFEST: THE OTHER FESTIVAL, founded by the Domani Vision Film Society, an organization dedicated to bringing you tomorrow’s visionaries... today. This newly rebranded, competitive forum, offers artists an exclusive online showcasing platform where subscribers sign up to view excerpts or full versions of projects in competition, the same way audiences would attend film screenings at a film festival. Except that now, the viewing and voting can be done from anywhere in the world, during the online event from December 1 thru December 15, 2018, at visionfest.com, which will also host a “live streamed” awards announcement on December 22, 2018. VISIONFEST is currently accepting short and feature length submissions for consideration in the following categories: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, Animation, Web Series Pilot, Music Video, Proof of Concept Trailers. Projects of any genre may be submitted, 1-45 minutes for shorts; 45 minutes and longer for feature length works in the film competition. All selected films are eligible for awards, which include cash, Commemorative statuettes or certificates, and sponsored prizes (i.e. goods/services from supporting sponsors of the event).
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10th Annual New Media Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jul 7, 2018
Early
Sep 3, 2018
$70
$70
Regular
Nov 3, 2018
$80
$80
Late
Jan 3, 2019
$85
$85
Final Deadline
Apr 3, 2019
$90
$90
Winners Notified:
Jun 2, 2019
10th NEW MEDIA FILM FESTIVAL
Los Angeles, California - USA
June 1-2, 2019
In the Spotlight today is the 10th Annual New Media Film Festival, producing a cutting-edge, fair, upscale festival devoted to upcoming and seasoned content creators. More than 20 competitive categories are now open that collectively celebrate a broad spectrum of storytelling – podcasts, web series, tablet media, virtual reality, augmented reality, drone, 3D, and many more. Huffington Post aptly describes the festival, "Makes the cutting edge accessible."

In 2018 the Festival screened 110 projects from 40 countries with 34 World Premieres, 7 US Premieres, and 24 Los Angeles Premieres. As noted by SAG & Golden Globe Winner Matthew Modine, "New technologies have empowered and enabled creators outside of a studio or network system to make their own movies and develop cutting edge entertainment. Affordable cameras and editing software allow artists to create and express their skills for a multitude of new distribution platforms. We are presently witness to how storytelling is being redefined in the 21st Century. New Media Film Festival highlights and showcases what will come next." The festival extends its forward thinking to promote a positive future and proudly honors luminaries with its Socially Responsible Conservationist Award. In 2018 the award went to Jeff Bridges.

Judges at the New Media Film Festival include representatives from HBO, Marvel, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Television Academy, and other pioneers in the entertainment industry. There's even a competitive category for Sniplers, 30-second mini-trailers featured to garner attention for films not yet made. Filmmakers vie for a chance at $45,000 USD value in services and prizes. The festival also offers further screening opportunities to winning works on New Media 2D and 3D channels and other distribution opportunities.
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
Honoring stories worth telling, New Media Film Festival brings the best in new media to the world.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The rationale behind the festival is clear. New media continues to show its lasting power and potential 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. Filmmakers will benefit from a Red Carpet Press Junket, VIP Soiree, Web Series Superstar Panel, live music, technology panels, networking lounge, international art exhibit, Q&A's, audience awards, and much more.

"I thank the New Media film festival for what they've done for young filmmakers," legendary director, Roger Corman.

Put your innovative work forward and join the unique community of content creators at New Media Film Festival - submit today!
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FIC AUTOR
Opens for submissions:
Dec 13, 2017
Final Deadline
Sep 10, 2018
$70
$60
Winners Notified:
Sep 20, 2018
The FIC AUTOR (Author's International Film Festival) is interested in unique and artistic films that exceed the limits of traditional storytelling. We look for Feature and Short Films that reflect the director's personal creative vision, and a style that is distinct enough to shine through the collective process.

We don't care if your films have recognized stars or unknown names; we are against the politics and bureaucracy that floods the film industry. We want to be recognized as an objective festival. We don't want to build our reputation based on how many superstars are in attendance; what we want is the truly best world cinema in our theaters!

The 2nd edition of the FIC AUTOR will take place from November 13 to 17, 2018 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México and Tequila Jalisco. We will present the very best films from around the world, and workshops and Master class for filmmakers and students who want to perfect their craft. FIC AUTOR will strive to be one of the most important cultural events in the city. We aspire to become an international spotlight for new directors!

Our first edition included the world premieres of "Brooklyn Roses" and "Nowhere Mind," as well as the start of a tight-knit and talented filmmaking community. We held our closing festivities and a well-received outdoor screening of "Brooklyn Roses" in Tequila, about an hour outside of Guadalajara. The filmmakers enjoyed a few of the town's tequila distillery tours, which includes more than a few tastings...

-The 13 winning Authors will receive the WINNER LAUREL, plus FIC AUTOR trophy or rings and sponsor's prizes.
-WINNERS will be announced one month before the award ceremony, so all the nominated filmmakers can decide beforehand whether they want to travel to the festival.
-The award ceremony will take place in the CINEFORO the Saturday 15 November, 2018. The Cineforo is one of the biggest cinema theaters in the city with 440 seats, and is the most prestigious.

We are not like other bulls**t festivals, YOU DONT have to pay for your prize. IT'S A PRIZE, NOT A DEBT! And we don't give metal or glass trophies... Our trophies are 100% made from silver and semi-precious stones! As independent filmmakers we know the things we love and hate about film festivals, so we want to avoid all the negative things we have found the in past years, such as exorbitant, unnecessary fees, teenage judges and of course.. trophies you would rather hide in the closet.

CATEGORIES:

Feature Films Categories:
-Fictional Feature Films.
-Documentary Feature Films.
-Experimental Feature Films.
-First-Time Filmmaker.
-Low Budget Feature Films Under 50K USD.
-Mexican Feature Films.

Medium Length Category:
-Medium Length Films.

Short Films Categories:
-Fictional Short Films.
-Documentary Short Films.
-Experimental Short Films.
-Animated Short Films.
-Mexican Short Films.
-Cineminuto 1 minute Short Films.
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NEO International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
May 15, 2018
Standard Deadline
Sep 10, 2018
$25
$10
Late Deadline
Oct 10, 2018
$30
$15
Extended Deadline
Nov 10, 2018
$40
$20
Super Extended Deadline
Nov 28, 2018
$50
$30
Final Deadline
Nov 30, 2018
$100
$80
Winners Notified:
Dec 3, 2018
The Northeastern Ohio International Film Festival isn't like the other Film Festivals. Our judges aren't looking for big name actors or directors. We are truly an independent film festival and our judge's rate and grade films on the merits of the films using an extensive proprietary grading system. Each judge will also provide notes and a short constructive critique of the film if requested.

The Third Annual NEO International Film Festival is being held again at Paolino's Pub. 2091 Locust Street S. Canal Fulton, OH 44614 on Monday, December 10th at 6PM.
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FIC AUTOR (Author's International Film Festival)
Opens for submissions:
May 19, 2018
Final Deadline
Sep 10, 2018
$70
$65
Winners Notified:
Sep 20, 2018
The FIC AUTOR (Author's International Film Festival) is interested in unique and artistic films that exceed the limits of traditional storytelling. We look for Feature and Short Films that reflect the director's personal creative vision, and a style that is distinct enough to shine through the collective process.

The 2nd edition of the FIC AUTOR will take place from November 13 to 17, 2018 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México and Tequila Jalisco. We will present the very best films from around the world, and workshops and Master class for filmmakers and students who want to perfect their craft. FIC AUTOR will strive to be one of the most important cultural events in the city. We aspire to become an international spotlight for new directors!
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SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York
Opens for submissions:
Jul 17, 2018
Regular Deadline
Sep 14, 2018
$45-60
Late Deadline
Nov 14, 2018
$60-70
Extended Deadline
Dec 14, 2018
$70-80
Final Deadline
Dec 14, 2018
Winners Notified:
Mar 21, 2019
SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival New York Submissions are now open for SRFF 2019 on Filmfreeway and WithoutaBox. The Sixth edition of the festival takes place at Cinema ViIlage March 15-21, 2019. To date SRFF has screened 277 films from 35 countries. Submissions are made from all over the world. SRFF is a non-profit film festival designed to shine a spotlight on international and local filmmakers who raise awareness of social issues, in response to the proliferation of violence and violent forms of storytelling on screen. SRFF’s Fifth Edition launched 70 new films from 35 countries that covered a broad range of socially relevant™ stories about immigration, women and girls, human trafficking, climate change, ageing, mental health, disability, social justice, homelessness, LGBTQ rights, VR/360º films and more. SRFF2019 promises to have an equally rich and interesting program of films and workshops. For more information and to find out how to submit visit the festival website.
Watch the SRFF 2018 trailer here.
https://youtu.be/NsIS6HzJ7vE

Please check the fee structure below. We do not offer any waivers, no exceptions!
Occasionally we send out a discount code for some deserving projects.
Thank you,
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West Texas Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
May 30, 2018
Regular
Sep 15, 2018
$20
$20
Extended
Oct 15, 2018
$25
$25
Final Deadline
Oct 15, 2018
$25
$25
Winners Notified:
Oct 21, 2018
The purpose of the West Texas Film Festival is to attract diverse films from both directors and producers that would not normally be featured in West Texas as well as regional media makers. We seek short films, documentaries, features, animation and student films as well as screenplays from all over the world that have the pioneer spirit of film making.
Palm Springs International Comedy Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jun 10, 2018
Regular.
Sep 15, 2018
$35.00
$35.00
$25-55
Late
Oct 6, 2018
$45.00
$45.00
$25-55
Final Deadline
Oct 20, 2018
$55.00
$55.00
$25-55
Winners Notified:
Nov 30, 2018
The first Palm Springs Comedy Festival is coming Nov 9th-11th & 16-18th! It will feature great comedic talent from all around the world, and will showcase the works of seasoned professionals and celebrities.

There are 15 categories participants can choose from. Entertainment industry professionals will judge the submissions, and 28 awards will be handed out at the Palm Springs International Comedy Festival.

The Palm Springs International Comedy Festival is about discovering great comedic talent with the purpose of promoting it to both the entertainment industry and the public, as well as showcasing the works of seasoned professionals and celebrities. Palm Springs International Comedy Fest provides a showcase for the best comedians, sketch artists, comedy shorts, comedy features, comedy TV pilots, comedy web series and animation comedy. With a screenplay competition awarding the best feature, shorts and TV pilot scripts.
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Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition 2018
Opens for submissions:
Jan 30, 2018
Late Film Deadline
Sep 21, 2018
Final Deadline
Oct 5, 2018
Final Deadline
Oct 5, 2018
Winners Notified:
Nov 17, 2018
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 2018 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
Opens for submissions:
May 1, 2018
Regular Deadline
Sep 21, 2018
$35-55
Late Deadline
Oct 12, 2018
$50-60
Final Deadline
Nov 2, 2018
$55-65
Winners Notified:
Mar 17, 2019
The story and legacy of Cinequest is bringing together the Silicon Valley’s technologies and spirit of innovation with the arts to empower great creations—and connecting audiences, youth, artists, and innovators with these creations and with each other, improving our lives and our future. Cinequest’s uniqueness and impact result from being ahead of the curve in the powerful integration of creativity and innovation. Cinequest does this through the Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival and Picture The Possibilities by Cinequest.

The Cinequest Screenplay Competition empowers global screenwriters through discovery, recognition, and opportunity. Cinequest loves writers, and we welcome you to submit your screenplay or teleplay to our renowned competition. The Top 10 Finalists receive many empowering benefits including: passes to the Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival and the exclusive Writers Celebration, plus exposure to leading industry players and inspiring luminaries.

FEATURE SCREENPLAYS
A $5,000 cash prize will be presented to the winning feature-length script. Finalists will also get their scripts read by industry professionals. Previous industry readers have included: ICM Partners, Lions Gate Films, Happy Madison Productions, Entertainment One, XYZ Films, First Light Films, Lupovitz Productions, Echo Lake Entertainment, Verve, and Popular Films. This year the jury will include executives from Netflix, HBO, CBS, Vimeo, Music Box Films, Film Movement, Bond 360 and Women Make Movies.

“After the Cinequest Writers Celebration, an angel investor has swooped in and offered to finance my film. WorkingMan will begin immediate pre-production and will be shot next winter/early spring. Thanks so much to everyone at Cinequest for opening doors to filmmakers and artists everywhere!” -- Robert Jury, Feature Finalist, WorkingMan

SHORT SCREENPLAYS
Our short-film script category continues to attract a diverse international pool with a $1,000 cash prize and a future screening opportunity at Cinequest Film & VR Festival for the winning script.

“We had an incredible time at the festival, and are very much still in complete awe of the amazing response to the film…pretty much everything you’d ever want as a filmmaker. It was a very surreal experience.” -- Travis Neufeld, Shorts Winner, Tinwife(premiered at Cinequest in 2017)

TELEPLAYS (60 Minutes)
A $1,000 cash prize will be presented to the winning 60 minute teleplay and an opportunity to be read by some of today’s top television studios.

"I was thrilled when Cinequest selected my pilot script as a finalist for the teleplay competition. Writers need all the support they can get and Cinequest gave it in abundance. Not only at the festival, with conferences and events for the writers, but long afterwards, when you’re back at the desk and find an email from one of the devoted people at Cinequest in your box. When they get behind you, they stay behind you and continue to do everything they can to help push your project forward." -- Matthew Dixon, Teleplay Finalist, The Glass Hotel (optioned by HBO in 2016)

TELEPLAYS (30 Minutes)
Our 30 minute teleplay category offers writers a chance to showcase what could be the next hit series on TV! $1,000 cash prize to the winner.

“I loved the artist/writer events. It was a pleasure getting to speak with other finalists— writers who are so very creative, talented and diverse in outlook…The importance of Cinequest is that it brings us together, not despite our crazy aspirations as artists, but because of them… and best of all, their encouragement stokes the fire to keep us going.” -- Ada Lee Halofsky, Teleplay Winner, Throwing Shade
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Changing Face International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Nov 22, 2017
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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Monarch Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
May 30, 2018
Extended Deadline
Oct 5, 2018
$60.00
Final Deadline
Oct 5, 2018
Winners Notified:
Oct 25, 2018
As Pacific Grove's only festival dedicated solely to Cinema art, The Monarch Film Festival's mission is to be a catalyst for greater appreciation of Cinema as art, build the local filmmaking community and work with Hollywood and independent film makers alike to showcase Northern California as a dynamic place to shoot and screen movies.

Earlybird Deadline: Received on or before April 15th Fee: $20 or $15 for students/local films.
Regular Deadline: Received on or before June 15th Fee: $25 or $18 for students/local films.
Late Deadline: Received on or before August 15th Fee: $35 or $20 for students/local films
Extended Deadline: Received on or before October 5th Fee: $60 or $40 for students/local films.
Garden State Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jul 11, 2018
regular
Oct 15, 2018
late
Nov 10, 2018
Final Deadline
Dec 1, 2018
Winners Notified:
Feb 28, 2019
GSFF is rooted in the celebration of the independent film genre and the creation of a forum where independent filmmakers can exhibit their work. Created to pay tribute to NJ’s legacy as the birthplace of the American film industry and founded in 2002 our event takes place each spring in Asbury Park, NJ. Winners of the screenplay competition receive a live reading of their script by professional actors.
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Opens for submissions:
Dec 5, 2017
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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Melbourne International Cinema Extravaganza M.I.C.E Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jul 4, 2018
Earlybrid
Oct 30, 2018
$45
Regular
Mar 15, 2019
$55
Late
Apr 10, 2019
$60
Final Deadline
May 20, 2019
$65
Winners Notified:
Jun 1, 2019
The Melbourne International Cinema Extravaganza M.I.C.E. aims to be one of Melbourne's leading cinema extravaganza, raising awareness and celebrating these wonderful totem animals- Mice.

It will attract filmmakers from all around the world and celebrate their brilliant creations. With a strong focus on all the millions of life saving mice who sacrifice their lives to the research and study of terminal illnesses/cancer world wide.

It is a unique platform for new talent and a celebration of cinematic creativity, innovation and extravagance with artists new creations being judged right here in Melbourne City.

Films with a focus on terminal illness will be welcomed to help, educate, raise awareness, and bring hope to all the sufferers and families.
Art, Music and Film is a dynamic, healing way to help sufferers and their families as well as entertain all those who come along to this wonderful celebration.

A celebration that will engage, entertain, enlighten and bring together local and International films and give recognition to these wonderful, remarkable, brave little animals with a big, corageous heart.

“I came up with this film festival idea whilst at my screening of my first film in my trilogy, FATE-It is what it is! This was at the 2013 New York City Independent Film Festival, in Time Square. New York is filled with masses of people running in all directions- like mice! Very similar to Mice in cages of scientific research and health trials. These humans were like mice, all going somewhere, doing something and 95% of them chasing their own creation and creativity. And almost 50% having suffered or been scared with terminal illness at some point in their lives. I came back to Melbourne city and saw the same thing. We are all mice and these amazing totem animals of this festival have such a significance to our lives. They are life-saving!
I want this festival to begin to bring awareness just to how lucky we are to have mice in our life and celebrate their existence in a Melbourne International Cinema Extravaganza- MICE.
It was the beginnings of creating brilliance. Don't wait – Create! And we shall do just that with all the amazing courage of all of us working as a team of creative little mice, exhibiting dynamic, wonderful, International films and in turn celebrate the life-saving mice!”
R Lobosco.
Creator/Director of MICE Festival.
One of the judges in the 2016 MICE festival.
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.
Digital Griffix Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jan 4, 2018
Final Deadline
Dec 20, 2018
$15
$15
Winners Notified:
Dec 25, 2018
After a successful third year, Digital Griffix online film festival is back as an international online 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 2018. There will be a new deadline set every month.

At the end of the year, on December 25th 2018 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
International Safe Community Short Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jul 5, 2018
Final Deadline
Jan 5, 2019
Winners Notified:
Mar 8, 2019
The aim of this Festival is to portray all different aspects and widest meanings of the “Safe community” through movies.
We concerned with issues like:
Safe roads and urban places
Safe schools and living places
Safety of children, elderly and disables
Health, hygiene and safe community
Information technology, communication, smartization and safe community
Culture of citizenship and safe community
Environmental issues and preparation for natural disasters
Violence and suicide prevention
Here are our fields in details:
Safety and urban transportation
Safe sidewalks
Safe urban roads
Safe and clean transportation
Safety and standards of vehicles
Safe community and traffic codes
Health, hygiene, environment, and safe community
Trauma care
Provision of medical services in order to prevent and control medical disorders
Safe community and mental and physical health
Safe community and nutrition
Safety in urban and public places
Improvement of environmental safety with a focus on modern approaches (especially at schools, religious places, etc.)
Safety and urban services
Role of urban services in community safety
Safe community and environment
Safe urban design and planning
Urban landscape and visual and psychological tranquility
Effective factors of safety improvement in urban design and planning (especially people with disabilities and impairment, the elderly, etc.)
Effect of urban lighting and lighting design on urban safety
Securing urban facilities in order to prevent accidents
Information technology, communication, smartization, and safe community
Application of IT and communications in identification, record, and analysis of information of incidents
Smartization and safe community
The role of information technology, communications, and smartization in web safety.
Culture of citizenship and safe community
Educating public and its contribution to safe community
Culture of citizenship and the role of citizens in promoting safety in society
Citizenship rights and safe community
Religious educations and safe community
Risk and safety management
Indicators of risk taking management of urban disasters
Preventive measures for urban risks
Initial and secondary risks rising from climate change in a region
Instructions
Instructions, structural and artistic features, festival calendar, and the address for submission of your film are as follows:
Features of admissible works
Comprehensive features:
Films must have been made within the past three years.
Short films and animations must be maximum 30 mins and documentaries 40 mins in length.
Copy of the submitted film is not returned.
Planning and films screening order is decided by the secretariat of the festival.
After submission to the secretariat, films cannot be withdrawn from the screening order.
The festival secretariat is authorized to display received films in other dependent events within or outside the boundaries of the country.
Non-English films must have English subtitle.
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA)
Opens for submissions:
Jul 11, 2018
No Deadlines - Monthly Fest
Jul 11, 2019
$25-40
Final Deadline
Jul 11, 2019
Winners Notified:
Aug 11, 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 a forum where filmmakers can be recognized for their contributions, have open audience discussions about their projects and connect with industry professionals for insight on distribution, production, acquisition and representation. Submission fees are $25 (LA Local), $30 (non-LA Local Student), $35 (Shorts) and $40 (Features).
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