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Little Big Shots: Australia's International Film Festival for Kids
Opens for submissions:
Feb 1, 2017
Standard (Kids)
Dec 15, 2017
$10
$10
Standard (Adults)
Dec 15, 2017
$30
$30
Late (Kids)
Dec 29, 2017
$20
$20
Late (Adults)
Dec 29, 2017
$60
$60
Final Deadline
Dec 29, 2017
$60
$60
Winners Notified:
Jun 11, 2018
The idea to stage a major international children’s film festival was originally conceived by Nick Place at Media Giants way back in 2004. Nick's passion for giving kids a chance to have a film festival all their own led to Little Big Shots.

Over a decade later, Little Big Shots has now become its own not-for-profit organisation dedicated to enhancing the media literacy of young people, fostering children's creativity and showcasing the very best in filmmaking for, by and about kids.

In 2017, entering its 13th year, the festival now stands as Australia’s only major stand-alone kids’ film festival - a niche Australian event, that tours all major cities in the country from June ever year. With its focus on diverse short films collected from all over the world as well as a commitment to showing the best child-made films from Australia plus plenty of competitions and opportunities for involvement, Little Big Shots is one of the year’s most exciting experiences for kids.
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Women's Only Entertainment Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Oct 1, 2017
Late
Dec 15, 2017
$15-20
Final Deadline
Dec 15, 2017
Winners Notified:
Dec 20, 2017
Last festival of 2017 is underway.....get ready to submit.
WE SUPPORT WOMEN IN FILM!
WOMEN MUST BE INVOLVED IN THE FILM IN ONE OF THESE ROLES!! Lead, Director, Producer, Writer
Make sure to LIKE us and follow us on Facebook for updates and winners posted.
MAKE SURE YOU GIVE YOUR FEMALE CAST AND CREW AN OPPORTUNITY TO WIN -- Either make sure you list them on your submission or by email so we know (if you email put the word FEMALE CREW in your subject line)
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Forum International Short Film Competition
Opens for submissions:
Oct 10, 2017
Regular
Dec 15, 2017
$35
Late
Jan 15, 2018
$45
Final Deadline
Jan 15, 2018
$45
Winners Notified:
Feb 15, 2018
The annual international film competition for legal-themed shorts, offering independent and emerging filmmakers the chance to screen their work in New York City and creatively engage the public in discussions regarding justice and popular culture.

About the Competition:
The FOLCS International Short Film Competition was created in 2011 to encourage the creation of short films exploring themes of law and justice. Expanding in reach each year, independent and aspiring filmmakers from around the globe are invited to submit their original shorts. Entrants not only have the chance to have their work screened before a New York audience, but also the opportunity to have their short viewed by distinguished professionals from both the legal and entertainment fields. Each year the Film Festival features renowned filmmakers, actors, writers, journalists, public intellectuals, and members of the legal profession. The Film Festival also attracts overflowing and diverse crowds of film enthusiasts, which provides a great platform for showcasing your winning work! The night will open with a red carpet for our attending filmmakers and will include an awards presentation and reception. In addition, the audience has the opportunity to vote on which short will receive the Audience Favorite Award!


Awards:
Awards: Best Short, Best Screenplay, Outstanding Woman Filmmaker, Young Filmmaker (18 years and younger), & Audience Favorite. Winner of Best Short Award will also receive an InkTip Script Listing (a listing of your script on InkTip.com so that producers and reps can find you).


Now accepting submissions for the 2018 competition year! Finalist shorts will be screened at the FOLCS Awards Night during the 12th Annual FOLCS Film Festival in New York City.
Destiny City Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Sep 13, 2017
Extended
Dec 18, 2017
$60
$55
Final Deadline
Dec 18, 2017
$60
$55
Winners Notified:
Jan 15, 2018
Filmmakers and screenwriters make film festivals possible. Period. This is why our loyalty is to you and the invaluable artistic talents you provide to film culture. The Destiny City Film Festival is a homegrown, true-Tacoma community event, inspired by our city’s nickname – The City of Destiny – and is built to showcase the best independent films from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Join us for the fifth annual Destiny City Film Festival, February 23–25, 2018 for top-quality programming of films, filmmaker discussions and events. Our mission is to enhance the vitality of independent filmmaking by showcasing vibrant films to curate an engaged and supportive community audience.
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Phoenix Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Sep 20, 2017
Extended Deadline
Dec 18, 2017
$80
$70
Final Deadline
Dec 18, 2017
$80
$70
Winners Notified:
Mar 1, 2018
We've got an amazing venue, excited audiences and all we need are your films! Plus this year we're expanding to a second weekend which gives us an opportunity to screen most films at least three times.

The Phoenix Film Festival has been named one of The 25 Coolest Film Festivals and a Top 50 Worth the Entry Fee by MovieMaker Magazine and has been called the most filmmaker-friendly festival out there. The Phoenix Film Festival is a program of the 501c(3) non-profit Phoenix Film Foundation, started in 2000, and it has quickly become Arizona's Largest Film Festival.

"The Phoenix Film Festival is first and foremost a filmmaker's festival. It is a privilege for us to screen your film and we do not take that for granted. Filmmakers return year after year, even if they don't have a film at the festival, and that's something were extremely proud of. If you submit to us, rest assured your film will be reviewed and be given sincere consideration." - Jason Carney, Executive Director

Categories vary. May include (subject to change): Best Picture, Audience Award, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Acting, Best AZ Filmmaker, Best Short Film, Best Student Film, Best Documentary, etc.

Phoenix Film Festival Short Screenplay Search winner will receive $250, an InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you and A 5-year membership to Script Pipeline's Writers Database.
International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Sep 20, 2017
Final Deadline
Dec 18, 2017
$70
$55
Winners Notified:
Mar 1, 2018
The International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival is back and ready for more of the best in horror and sci-fi films. The International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival (IHSFF) comes from the producers behind the Phoenix Film Film Festival and is entering its twelfth year of providing audiences with the best genre films. Filmmakers are the focus of this festival with a great bond created between audiences and the filmmakers.

Once again the event will be taking place at the Phoenix Film Festival. You’ll be able to catch the best in horror and sci-fi independent films alongside over a hundred other independent films at the biggest film party of the year. Screenings will take place over seven days at the festival with opening weekend offering a celebration of films, parties and workshops.
FirstGlance Film Fest Los Angeles 18
Opens for submissions:
Sep 18, 2017
Late
Dec 18, 2017
$50-70
Final Deadline
Dec 31, 2017
$60-80
Winners Notified:
Mar 11, 2018
Open to filmmakers across the globe, the 18th Annual FirstGlance Film Fest Los Angeles screens professional, first time, student, national and international filmmakers, celebrating the best in indie film making.

This years festival will take place in the March 8-11 2017 at the Laemmle North Hollywood!
Categories:
(Local and International: Live Action and Animation accepted in every category)
Feature Film (over 60 min.)
Feature Documentary (over 45 min.)
Short Film (under 60 min.)
Shorts Too (under 10 min.)
Short Documentary (under 45 min.)
Student Shorts (under 20min.)
Music Videos (under 7 min.)
Web Series Pilots (under 15 min.)
Animated Shorts (under 30 mins)
Trailers (under 5 mins)
FirstGlance Film Fests have been named 5 times as “1 of the 25 Best Film Festival Investments” and “Top 25 Film Festivals” and “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” in Moviemaker Magazine and “One of the top 25 indie film friendly businesses in the world”.

FirstGlance continues to champion indie filmmakers from around the world, making FirstGlance Film Fests, the longest running and most notable independent international film fests in North America with 97% of feature films screened acquiring limited theatrical and VOD distribution.
ibizacinefest
Opens for submissions:
Mar 23, 2017
late
Dec 20, 2017
$30
$25
extended
Jan 5, 2018
$60
$50
Final Deadline
Jan 5, 2018
Winners Notified:
Jan 10, 2018
IBIZACINEFEST is facing its second edition in 2017 with the organization of UTOPIKFILMS and the collaboration of the Ibiza Town Council, Gobern Balear, the Film Commission of Balearic Islands. and the Consell Insular d´Eivissa.
The Festival includes 3 Official Sections in SHORT FILMS.
.Fiction.
.Documentary film.
.Experimental.
And two new sections for a FEATURE FILMS:
.Fiction feature.
.Documentary feature.

Its modern selection structure allows us to include Selected Films on our website allowing many filmmakers to publish, broadcast and recognize their works.
Among those selected will be nominated FINALISTS that will participate in the Festival and will be screened in our Auditorium and will opt for the IBIZACINEFEST grand prize.
We hope that our web site serves for the diffusion of many films and a good tool of liaison between public and creators.
RULES FOR SHORT FILMS:

1-SUBMIT
2-SELECTION (PRESENCE IN OUR WEB SITE)
3-FINALIST (LIVE SCREENINGS IN OUR AUDITORIUM.) - 50 FINALISTS aprox.-
4-WINNERS 2017

SHORT FILMS:
-Paper will participate works produced from January 1, 2014 of any nationality.
-Sections and durations: -Fiction: max. 30 min.
-Documentals: max. 45 min.
-Experimental: max. 30 min.
-Animation: max. 30 min.
-Languages: Works are accepted in any language, only features finalists must be subtitled obligatorily to Spanish or Catalan but these are their VO.
-SELECTIONS: Selected works that aspire to be finalists will be displayed on our website with their promotional poster, trailer or other info about the short film.
All selected works will receive their Laurel from the corresponding Festival by downloading it from the festival website www.ibizacinefest.com/laurels
The producers of the selected works will assign their rights for the screening in the Auditorium of Can Ventosa and the possible inclusion of the trailers in promotional videos the festival without previous signing of any contract.
- FINALISTS: The jury of IBIZACINEFEST will choose 50 short films to be screened in the Auditorium of Can Ventosa and the 4 winners (1 per category).
The finalists will be able to download their Laurel from the corresponding Festival in:
Www.ibizacinefest.com/laurels
-AWARDS:
-Best Fiction Short: Festival Trophy + 500 eu.
Accommodation in a hotel and transfer for 2 nights to attend the event.
-Best Documentary: Trophy of the Festival +500 eu.
Accommodation in a hotel and transfer for 2 nights to attend the event.
- Best Experimental: Festival Trophy + 500 eu.
Accommodation in a hotel and transfer for 2 nights to attend the event.
The organization will have previously communicated to the Festival dates the winning works to its Directors, Producers or representatives.
In case the winner does not attend the Festival will be sent the trophy by mail and will enter the prize money.
RULES FOR FEATURES
1-SUBMIT
2-SELECTION (PRESENCE IN OUR WEB SITE)
3-FINALIST (LIVE SCREENINGS IN OUR AUDITORIUM.) - 50 FINALISTS aprox.-
4-WINNERS 2017
.
-Paper will participate works produced from January 1, 2014 of any nationality.
-Sections and durations: -Fiction: min : min.60 min.
-Documentary: min. 45 min.
-Languages: Works are accepted in any language, only short films finalists must be subtitled obligatorily to Spanish or Catalan but these are their VO.
SELECTIONS: Selected works that aspire to be finalists will be displayed on our website with their promotional poster, trailer or other info about the short film.
All selected works will receive their Laurel from the corresponding Festival by downloading it from the festival website www.ibizacinefest.com/laurels
The producers of the selected works will assign their rights for the screening in the Auditorium of Can Ventosa and the possible inclusion of the trailers in promotional videos the festival without previous signing of any contract.
- FINALISTS: The jury of IBIZACINEFES will choose the feature films that will be screened in the Auditorio de Can Ventosa and the 2 winners (1 per category).
The finalists will be able to download their Laurel from the corresponding Festival in:
Www.ibizacinefest.com/laurels
-AWARDS:
-Best fiction feature: Trophy of the Festival + 500 eu.
Accommodation in a hotel and transfer for 2 nights to attend the event.
-Best Documentary Feature: Festival Trophy +500 eu. Accommodation in a hotel and transfer for 2 nights to attend the event.
The organization will have previously communicated to the Festival dates the winning works to its Directors, Producers or representatives.
In case the winner does not attend the Festival will be sent the trophy by mail and will enter the prize money.
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NOLA Edge Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jul 21, 2017
Normal
Dec 21, 2017
$1-15
Late
Feb 21, 2018
$1.5-28
Extended
May 21, 2018
$2-40
Final Deadline
May 21, 2018
$2-40
Winners Notified:
Jun 1, 2018
Welcome to the inaugural New Orleans Edge film festival event (as a part of the Critical Edge Film & Art Festival Network), directed/hosted by Tulane student/local artist Natalie Phillips. Our mission is to bridge the gap between students interested in the cinematic arts and skilled independent and/or international filmmakers; we welcome submissions of any kind and plan to host both short film events during an interactive pre-screening season and a larger annual festival.

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

Critical Edge student-run film & art microfestivals feature a season of small film screenings where we play many of our short film selections alongside local/student filmmakers, followed by an annual Film Festival. A typical early screening event lasts an hour, and takes place at a local cafe, art gallery/studio space, or outdoors (depending on the venue). Our annual event will take place at multiple venues, run longer, and screen feature and short films - the annual event showcases the films selected as winners of their submission category (among other selections).

By submitting to the Critical Edge Film Festival, you are competing for the opportunity to gain publicity in a number of ways:
- Entering an ongoing competition for display on our website and various social media pages as selections in our Photography category (excluding film submissions except by our prior e-mailed request)
- Gaining Publicity during various pre-screening events where audiences participate in the critiquing of selected short film submissions, and ultimately assist in the voting process as to whether or not they will be selected for the annual festival. These events for this season will start prospectively in January 2016. Films screened during a pre-screening events will earn the status of "Official Selection."
- To win awards in a number of categories (as listed below) or be win a category and be selected to screen during our Annual festival event.
Digital Griffix Online Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Mar 21, 2017
Final Deadline
Dec 24, 2017
$10
$10
Winners Notified:
Dec 25, 2017
After a successful second 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 2017. There will be a new deadline set every month.

Prizes will be sent at the end of 2017 and will be trophies and certificates

At the end of the year, on December 25th 2017 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.
Film Invasion Los Angeles
Opens for submissions:
Jul 1, 2017
Early Deadline
Dec 27, 2017
$30
$20
Regular Deadline
Jan 17, 2018
$35
$25
Late Deadline
Feb 7, 2018
$40
$30
Final Deadline
Feb 28, 2018
$45
$35
Winners Notified:
Jun 30, 2018
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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The Los Angeles Theatrical Release Competition & Awards Festival
Opens for submissions:
May 2, 2017
Regular Deadline
Dec 30, 2017
$65-185
Late Deadline
Mar 17, 2018
$80-240
Final Deadline
Mar 17, 2018
Winners Notified:
Apr 7, 2018
The Los Angeles Theatrical Release Competition & Awards mission is to celebrate independent filmmakers with an eye on having a Los Angeles Theatrical Release in a paid movie theater. Filmmakers will also have the opportunity to be awarded across all categories. Most great filmmakers think their films should get a theatrical release, but it's too expensive - until now.

Best Feature (any genre), Best Short (Overall) and Best Movie Trailer (any genre) will be given a 7-day theatrical release in a motion picture theater in Los Angeles County.

Please Note: Category entries are only for additional awards. It is not necessary to enter for any awards categories for any entry to win the grand prize of theatrical release! ALL submissions will be considered.

**Category ranges in fees are based upon entering just the submission (lowest price) and entering four categories (upper price). It is not necessary to enter additional categories for the film or trailer to be considered for theatrical release.
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Critical Edge Film Festival - Madison
Opens for submissions:
Jul 10, 2017
Late
Dec 30, 2017
$1.5-20
Extended
Apr 30, 2018
$2-30
Final Deadline
Apr 30, 2018
$2-30
Winners Notified:
May 7, 2018
Welcome to Critical Edge Film Festival (CEFF), congrats on finding us! We've recently expanded our horizons and opened this new festival in Madison, WI! When you submit to our newest (dare I say most northern) film festival, you're getting the opportunity to screen your film in the middle of a fantastic film community. This festival is taking place in one of the largest college cities and the capital of Wisconsin - in the midst of University of Wisconsin attendees and students from neighboring colleges who're the driving force behind the new wave of digital video production.

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

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

Critical Edge student-run film & art microfestivals feature a season of small film screenings where we play many of our short film selections alongside local/student filmmakers, followed by an annual Film Festival. A typical early screening event lasts an hour, and takes place at a local cafe, art gallery/studio space, or outdoors (depending on the venue). Our annual event will take place at multiple venues, run longer, and screen feature and short films - the annual event showcases the films selected as winners of their submission category (among other selections).

Like and share our page on Facebook, then send us a message to receive a free 10% off discount code to submit your film!
Global Film Festival Awards
Opens for submissions:
Nov 14, 2017
December
Dec 30, 2017
$70
$45
January
Jan 30, 2018
$80
$50
February
Feb 28, 2018
$80
$50
Final Deadline
Mar 30, 2018
$90
$55
Winners Notified:
Nov 14, 2018
Welcome to GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS. We are a monthly and annual IMDb qualifying competition based in Los Angeles. We want the best worldwide film stories to promote filmmakers’ works for distributors.

The GFFA is an open door to independent filmmaker. A special Jury formed by Hollywood producers, European and international distributors to promote films and new media.

What's the difference on submitting your project to GFFA?
This is not an usual Festival to promote only local artists. We have an original global channel with partners. By now, our press crew around the world include USA, Canada, England, Denmark, French, Italy, Spain, Japan, Australia, Argentina, and Brazil. We understand the difficulty for an independent producer to have a fully analysed project, and our judging team is looking for potential films for schedule meetings with executives from movies and television industry. This is an opportunity for independent showrunners, directors, and producers to meet with a worldwide agenda.

Every month our jury will award the best independent filmmakers through private screenings. Every submission can add as many Additional Categories to increase the chances of winning. We will Honorably Mention films that may not necessarily win but will be acknowledged for their work. All the Annual Winners can receive the prestigious "Golden Star" trophy, monthly editions need to contact our Team to order and pay the costs.
The GFFA Public Event will take place in the heart of Los Angeles, USA, in November 2018, and will celebrate the "Best of Year" competitions. Winners will have the opportunity to meet with other artists, producers, managers, and agents.

Global Film Festival Awards has the honor of hosting 8 exclusively artists in our team. If your film is selected on monthly editions, you are automatically nominated for the annual event. The GFFA family are made with diverse professionals who are looking closely for the most unique and creative films from around the world. Prepare yourself for sharing experiences with the best independent films. GOOD LUCK!

Awards & Prizes
****Competition Awards (MONTHLY - Short & Feature):

Best Global Film
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Animation
Best Documentary
Best Romantic Comedy
Best Thriller
Best Horror
Best Crime Film
Best Fantasy Film
Best Film Noir
Best Sci-Fi
Best Parody
Best Western
Best LGBTQ
Best Micro Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Inspirational Film
Best Indie Film ($7000)
Best Web Series
Best Music Video
Best Trailer
Best Commercial/Branded Video
Best Screenplay
Best Original Content

****CAST & CREW AWARDS:

Best Director
Best Indie Filmmaker (budget up to $7000)
Best First Time Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Young Actor (12yr-18)
Best Young Actress (12yr-18)
Best Child Actor
Best Child Actress
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Original Score
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best Visual Effects
Best Young Filmmaker

****AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS: trailers and online screenings.

Screening (Contact from GFFA Team)


Our jury team will select potential projects to meetings with international distributors for possible promotional events. We want to provide a way to grow our market together, promoting filmmakers around the globe.
#GlobalFilmFestivalAwards

Let's celebrate films! We can provide a better future for all nations together.

So stay tuned and make sure to follow our social media sites for further information.

Cheers!
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NYC Independent Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
May 7, 2017
Late Deadline
Dec 31, 2017
$65
$60
Final Deadline
Jan 31, 2018
$75
$70
Winners Notified:
May 13, 2018
The NYC Independent Film Festival provides a showcase for the best in independent cinema, including short films, feature films, music videos, and animated works. With panels, parties and a week-long gathering of fellow indie filmmakers, the 9th Annual New York City Independent Film Festival is the place to be May 7-13, 2018.

The Festival strives to promote an open and nurturing environment for artists, writers, actors, filmmakers and fans. We will be screening the best indie films and offering panels, classes, seminars and discussion groups as well as opportunities for the filmmakers and fans to mingle and network.

The NYC Independent Film Festival is eager to embrace fresh ideas and storytelling. We will be screening narratives, documentaries, short films, super shorts, animations and music videos. We are looking for filmmakers whose passion for the art form is real as they push films in new directions.
Sierra Canyon Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Aug 8, 2017
Regular Deadline
Dec 31, 2017
$20
Late Deadline
Jan 31, 2018
$25
Final Deadline
Feb 14, 2018
$30
Winners Notified:
Feb 28, 2018
The 2018 Sierra Canyon Film Festival is presented by Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, California, 20 miles from the heart of Hollywood. While our festival is sponsored and promoted by Sierra Canyon School, the festival takes place in a screening room on the back lot of a major Hollywood studio. In 2018, we will once again partner with Raleigh Studios and screen our festival shorts in their state-of-the-art Chaplin screening room.

The Sierra Canyon Film Festival is be held at a major Los Angeles area film studio in the spring of each calendar year. Past festivals have been sponsored by Final Draft, The New York Film Academy, Avid, T&T Capital, and Tanner Films.

Each year, we welcome an industry guest speaker to kick off the festival and to conduct a private 30 minute Q&A session with the filmmakers. Past speakers have included producer and director Jon Turtletaub (National Treasure) and Allison Abbate (Corpse Bride, Frankenweenie, The Lego Movie), and Ruth Vitale (Founder and Co-President of Paramount Classics and President of Fine Line Features).

Our mission at the Sierra Canyon Film Festival is to showcase and promote student filmmakers from around the world.

Learn more about our festival at https://www.sierracanyonschool.org/page/arts/scs-film-festival
FANtastic Horror Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Sep 7, 2017
Earlybird
Dec 31, 2017
$35
$35
Main Entry
Jun 30, 2018
$50
$50
Late Entry
Jul 31, 2018
$75
$75
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2018
$75
$75
Winners Notified:
Sep 3, 2018
http://www.fhffsd.org/about-fhff
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Utah Film Festival and Awards
Opens for submissions:
Mar 16, 2017
End of Year Deadline
Dec 31, 2017
$40
$40
Final Deadline
Jan 31, 2018
$45
$45
Winners Notified:
Apr 7, 2018
The 2018 edition of the Utah Film Festival and Awards is taking MORE films than ever before and screening them more often throughout the week to get more eyeballs on YOUR film.

The 6 day festival is juried by reporters, distribution companies, literary agents, production companies and even Oscar winners such as Gerald Molen (Schindler's list, Rain Man, Tootsie). More than 300 films from the last two seasons picked up distribution because their film or script was seen by one of our jury members.

The screenplay competition works in partnerships with ScriptFest/The Great American Pitchfest which has been connecting screenwriters with producers and literary agents for 15 years. Winners for Best Screenplay will get a pass to ScriptFest/The Great American Pitchfest 2018 worth over $300.

The awards ceremony is a special, two-hour event which will take place at the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo, Utah. Submissions for the festival are at an all time high and will remain open until January 31, 2018.
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The New York City Animation/Anime Short Fest
Opens for submissions:
Oct 3, 2017
Last
Dec 31, 2017
$45
Extended
Jan 15, 2018
$50
Final Deadline
Jan 15, 2018
$50
Winners Notified:
Mar 25, 2018
Animation is a fantastic, creative medium capable of bringing a storyteller’s inner visual world to life and sharing it with audiences everywhere. As the capabilities of computer-generated imagery continue to increase, there are fewer and fewer limitations as to what can be created on the screen.

Anime means "animation" in Japanese. However, in English the word Anime is often used to describe the very distinct style of Japanese animation. In some ways, Anime can be used to explore the everyday lives and fears of young people more effectively than Western Animation.

Join us for the 3rd Annual Animation/Anime Short Fest and become part of a new tradition!
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The New York City Short Documentary Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Oct 4, 2017
Late
Dec 31, 2017
$45
Extended
Jan 31, 2018
$50
Final Deadline
Jan 31, 2018
$50
Winners Notified:
Mar 25, 2018
**** This is a short film festival, only for films 20 minutes or less in length!! We will NOT be screening any films longer then 20 minutes in length!!!!****

Documentary film is a genre that is based in truth and told with style. Every second of every day, an infinite multitude of stories are playing out in every nook and cranny of the world - the goal of documentary film is take this sprawling mass of real life and weave it into cinematic art. The purposes of documentary are multifold - to educate, to entertain, to bring attention to important issues or to simply highlight the understated wonders of everyday life.
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The New York City Short Comedy Festival
Opens for submissions:
Oct 4, 2017
Late
Dec 31, 2017
$45
Extended
Jan 31, 2018
$50
Final Deadline
Jan 31, 2018
$50
Winners Notified:
Mar 25, 2018
This is a short film festival, only for films 20 minutes or less in length!!

What makes you laugh? Opposing personalities, bad puns, witty insults, inappropriate bodily functions, dead babies, old people falling down stairs, cats doing people things – we’re open to it all!

Come make us laugh at the 3rd Annual NYC Short Comedy Film Fest and be part of a new tradition!
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Drunken Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Dec 1, 2017
Early Deadline
Dec 31, 2017
$3-7
Regular Deadline
Dec 31, 2017
$10-15
Late Deadline
Feb 28, 2018
$17-22
Extended Deadline
Mar 31, 2018
$27-33
Final Deadline
Mar 31, 2018
$27-33
Winners Notified:
Jul 21, 2018
The Drunken Film Fest aims to remind us all that great art and a great time aren’t owned by big establishments and don’t have to happen in ‘art’ spaces. Down the years that is what Bradford has been brilliant at.

Get ready to get drunk on film and maybe enjoy a cheeky beverage whilst you do. Not a drinker? Not a problem! All events and venues will cater to those who prefer to sup on something non-alcoholic.

So come down, grab a drink, watch a movie, and have a good time.
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Grave Intentions Horror Anthology & Screenplay Contest
Opens for submissions:
Oct 11, 2017
Regular
Dec 31, 2017
$35
Late
Jan 31, 2018
$45
Final Deadline
Feb 28, 2018
$50
Winners Notified:
Apr 15, 2018
** UP TO 10 WINNERS WILL GET $500 EACH! **

As filmmakers, we know that outside of the film festival circuit, most shorts will die a lonely death in the bowels of the interwebs. So to help amazing shorts get the audience they deserve, we’re creating "Grave Intentions: An Anthology of Chills, Thrills, and Kills."

And your film could be a part of it!

If your short would be at home on The Twilight Zone, Tales From the Crypt, The Outer Limits, or Creep Show, we want to see it. Basically, we’re looking for anything that broadly fits the horror genre, including suspense, thriller, fantasy, sci-fi, supernatural, etc.

Up to 10 films will win $500 each and be included in "Grave Intentions," a feature length anthology with a creepy hostess, which will be distributed worldwide.

In addition to the $500, we also plan to award the winning filmmakers bonuses at various profit milestones for the anthology.

So if you want the chance to win at least 500 bucks and have your film shared with audiences around the world, submit to us now!

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!

Since we’re screenwriters as well, we know how tough it is to get recognition for short screenplays, so we’re also hosting a contest to find great short scripts in this same horror-ish genre.

The winning screenplay will get $500, with the potential for Death Cat Entertainment to produce the script into a short film for the next volume of "Grave Intentions."

So if you have a script that will make us turn on all the lights and check under the bed, submit now for the chance to win 500 smackers and the possibility of seeing your script come to life!

Finally, when “Grave Intentions” is released in October of 2018, we’ll celebrate with a live screening event in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina!

"Grave Intentions" will be produced by Death Cat Entertainment, LLC. This organization is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

More details at: http://www.GraveIntentionsAnthology.com
New Renaissance Film Fest (London, UK)
Opens for submissions:
Apr 22, 2016
January Deadline
Jan 3, 2018
$43
$29
Regular
Mar 8, 2018
$47
$36
Late
May 1, 2018
$53
$40
Final Deadline
Jun 10, 2018
$59
$46
Winners Notified:
Jul 6, 2018
"One of the UK's top film festivals to know about" - London METRO
"A top ten event" - Het Parool
"Culture Calendar" - VOGUE Nederland
"Amsterdam hosts a great cinema event" - iAmsterdam

OUR MISSION

We focus on the ARTIST, on the STORY and on building an international COMMUNITY of inspiring storytellers.

Our passion is to tell great stories.
ONE OF THE TOP UK FILM FESTIVALS TO KNOW ABOUT!

NRFF was featured recently in the London METRO’s list of TOP UK FILM FESTIVALS among some very distinguished company, including Raindance and Aesthetica.

As of September 2016, we were ranked in the top 100 best reviewed film festivals on Film Freeway.

We have been privileged to screen world and UK premiers at our festival that went on to be nominated for the Oscars! We have also found that filmmakers, screenwriters and actors create new projects from meeting each other at the festival.

2018 will be our third year in London, a city known for its diversity and innovation in the creative arts. We will screen around 120 narrative shorts, documentaries, animations and music videos over the course of the festival, finishing with an AWARDS CEREMONY.
Running alongside the festival will be a SCREENWRITING COMPETITION and a series of MASTERCLASSES by film industry experts, a filmmaker's PANEL DISCUSSION, Filmmaker Q&A's, and other networking opportunities.
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Silver Scream Film and Comic Fest
Opens for submissions:
Nov 1, 2017
WAB EXTENDED DEADLINE
Jan 9, 2018
$65
$55
Final Deadline
Jan 9, 2018
$65
$55
Winners Notified:
Feb 20, 2018
The purpose of the annual SILVER SCREAM FILM AND COMIC FESTIVAL is to cherry-pick burgeoning creative talent and provide an industry spotlight for the best in genre storytelling — horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and combinations of the three. The only criteria for SILVER SCREAM FILM AND COMIC FESTIVAL content other than genre is to captivate the audience and inspire the imagination.

Designed to discover new talent, unite the entertainment community, and encourage genre conversation, the annual SILVER SCREAM FILM AND COMIC FESTIVAL is a three-day event comprised of film screenings, award ceremonies, prizes, social gatherings, and celebratory parties. The FESTIVAL will be hosted by the Santa Rosa Entertainment Group, located in the heart of downtown Santa Rosa, CA. February 16-18 2018
Toronto International Spring of Horror & Fantasy Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
May 5, 2017
Dead Heads
Jan 10, 2018
$50
$38
Final Deadline
Mar 5, 2018
$65
$50
Winners Notified:
Mar 10, 2018
Toronto Spring of Horror and Fantasy was created to give people of Toronto access to quality genre films throughout the year.

Our aim is to showcase the best genre films from around the World from new filmmakers and seasoned veterans. Our focus is on new voices and we prefer creativity over big budgets. In addition to having short films in front of features, we also aim to start most screenings with a genre appropriate music video to set the mood.

In addition to screenings, we also have other fun activities such as nightly socials and a scream queen or king competition.

Our screenings are held at the Carlton Cinema in downtown Toronto on April 6-8, 2018.
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New Renaissance Film Festival (Amsterdam, NL)
Opens for submissions:
Apr 1, 2017
Final Deadline
Jan 12, 2018
$45
$40
Winners Notified:
Jan 12, 2018
"One of the UK's top film festivals to know about" - London METRO
"A top ten event" - Het Parool
"Culture Calendar" - VOGUE Nederland
"Amsterdam hosts a great cinema event" - iAmsterdam

A FESTIVAL FOR INSPIRING ARTISTS AND STORYTELLERS

This three day festival is organized by JAN HENDRIK VERSTRATEN and MASSIMO BARBATO who are themselves filmmakers and writers. They believe at the heart of every great film is a great story, one that will inspire an audience and hopefully help to shape culture in a positive way.

NRFF had its successful inaugural festival in London in August 2016, and then in Amsterdam in March 2017. The second edition of NRFF Amsterdam will be held in March 2018, at the arthouse cinema LAB111, which is close to the famous Vondelpark in Amsterdam, a city known for its diversity and innovation in the creative arts.

NRFF Amsterdam has several categories for International, Benelux and LGBT filmmakers. We especially love quality drama shorts with strong emotional themes.

We will screen up to 100 films in two cinemas over the course of three days. This event includes a screenwriting competition, professional MASTER CLASSES by industry professionals, Filmmaker Q&A's, Panel Discussions, a fun COCKTAIL HOUR and AWARDS CEREMONY. The festival will be open to the public and ticket sales will be announced on the website in due course.
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LGBT New Renaissance Film Festival (Amsterdam, NL)
Opens for submissions:
Apr 1, 2017
Final Deadline
Jan 12, 2018
$45
$40
Winners Notified:
Jan 12, 2018
"One of the UK's top film festivals to know about" - London METRO
"A top ten event" - Het Parool
"Culture Calendar" - VOGUE Nederland
"Amsterdam hosts a great cinema event" - iAmsterdam

LGBT Film Festival and Screenplay Competition.

We are looking for FILMS and SCREENPLAYS with an LGBT theme to be part of the New Renaissance Film Festival, which will take place in Amsterdam, next March (2018).

Different lengths and different genres are welcome, and we especially love quality drama shorts with strong emotional themes.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The New Renaissance Film Festival had its successful inaugural event in Amsterdam in March 2017, and is part of larger festival which takes place in London. NRFF Amsterdam and LGBT NRFF Amsterdam will be held at the arthouse cinema LAB111, which is close to the famous Vondelpark in Amsterdam, a city known for its diversity and innovation in the creative arts. We will screen up to 100 films in two cinemas over the course of three days. The event will include professional MASTER CLASSES, Filmmakers Q&A's, Panel Discussions, a fun COCKTAIL HOUR and AWARDS CEREMONY.

The festival will be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and ticket sales will be announced on the website in due course.
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Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest
Opens for submissions:
May 29, 2017
Regular
Jan 15, 2018
$40
$30
Late
Feb 15, 2018
$50
$40
Final Deadline
Mar 15, 2018
$60
$50
Winners Notified:
May 20, 2018
Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest is South Carolina's first and largest horror film festival! The 2018 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.

Crimson Screen is a filmmakers film festival. You will get to meet other filmmakers from all over the globe, create lasting friendships and share your experiences with a captive audience. Professional to novice, first time filmmakers to well established, Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest showcases a wide variety of horror films from all over the globe.

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!
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Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Nov 18, 2017
Regular
Jan 15, 2018
$35
$35
Final Deadline
Feb 2, 2018
$75
$75
Winners Notified:
Apr 10, 2018
Cine Las Americas invites filmmakers, producers and distributors to participate in the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, now in its twenty-first consecutive year. The festival showcases contemporary films and videos from Latin America (North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean) and the Iberian Peninsula. Films and videos made by or about Latinxs in the U.S. or the rest of the world, as well as films and videos by or about Indigenous groups of the Americas are also invited to participate.

To be submitted for consideration, projects must have been completed after January 1, 2016. All entries are also eligible to participate in the festival’s non-competitive sections. For all works where the spoken language is not English, English subtitles and/or narration are required.

General guidelines by which the festival determines eligibility:
• Contemporary films and music videos from Latin America (North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean) and the Iberian Peninsula are eligible to participate.

• Contemporary films and music videos made by Latinxs (from any part of the world) AND/OR about Latinxs (in any part of the world) are eligible to participate.

• Contemporary films and music videos made by Indigenous groups of the Americas AND/OR about Indigenous groups of the Americas are eligible to participate.

Please note that a film or video does not have to be both made by AND about Latinxs or Indigenous groups of the Americas; either of these elements will qualify a film for submission and review. Please direct any questions related to the eligibility of your film or video to the Selection Committee at entries@cinelasamericas.org.

The festival grants the following awards:

• Jury Awards in the categories: First or Second Dramatic Feature ($500 USD); Documentary Feature ($500 USD); Dramatic Short ($250 USD); and Documentary Short ($250 USD).

• Audience Awards in the categories: Best First or Second Dramatic Feature ($500 USD), Best Documentary Feature ($500 USD), Best Hecho en Tejas Film ($250 USD), and Best Music Video ($250 USD).

• Audience Award for Best Emergencia Youth Film.

• Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) Award for best Made in Texas film ($250).

• Winner(s) in the Jury Awards for First or Second Dramatic Feature will receive an InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you.

The 21st annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival will take place in Austin, TX, from May 2-6, 2018.
Webdance Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jan 1, 2018
Earlybird
Jan 15, 2018
$40
$40
Regular
Feb 1, 2018
$60
$60
Final Deadline
Feb 15, 2018
$80
$80
Winners Notified:
Mar 31, 2018
Located in the heart of the film industry, the Webdance Film Festival is a premier international film, television, and new media festival that is devoted to finding and highlighting the best cinema in the world. Each month, our Jury will award the best films through private screenings, and make a special interview with the award winners through our partner company Cinema Summit.

We Are Inspired by Innovation, Ingenuity, and Creativity in Filmmaking.

Thousands of films are made every year by extremely talented, innovative, and visionary filmmakers that are left unnoticed. We aim to celebrate these filmmakers for their efforts and share with the world the raw talent that we discover along the way.

Each main submission category has 9 award categories. Additional award categories include: First-Time Director Award, Student Award, and Genre Awards. The Official Selections are viewed by our team of judges and award ballots are submitted for each project. Audience Choice will be selected by audience members during our Public Screening at the Gilded Cinema screening room and our Live Online Screening at webdancefilmfestival.com. Winners are announced during the Live Online Awards Ceremony. Winners in any category will be featured on the website and interviewed for Cinema Summit.

**Grand Jury Prize
*Audience Choice
*Best Director
*Best Cinematography
*Best Editing
*Best Visual FX
*Best Musical Score
*Best Actor
*Best Supporting Actor

Note: ** denote a trophy category. * denote a certificate category. All films in award categories will receive Award laurels. All selected projects will receive Official Selection laurels.
History Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Dec 13, 2017
Early Bird
Jan 15, 2018
$40
$20
Regular
Feb 15, 2018
$50
$30
Late
Mar 15, 2018
$80
$50
Final Deadline
Mar 15, 2018
$80
$50
Winners Notified:
Sep 9, 2018
History Film Festival is an international festival of historical documentary films organized by ISTRA FILM. History Film Festival premiered in 2017 with success. History Film Festival will take place in Rijeka, Croatia from Sept 5 to 9, 2018.

Documentary films of all running times, regardless of their year of production, whose main topic is history – historical events and characters, can be entered.

History Film Festival aims at offering viewers and film experts an insight into contemporary film and TV production of historical documentary films, at the same time providing a place where film professionals can meet and share their creative ideas for future projects.
Nickel Independent Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Sep 29, 2017
Regular
Jan 19, 2018
$25
$25
Late
Feb 16, 2018
$40
$40
Extended
Mar 2, 2018
$45
$45
Final Deadline
Mar 2, 2018
$45
$45
Winners Notified:
Apr 6, 2018
Now in its 18th year, the Nickel Independent Film Festival is an annual summer celebration of independent film in St. John's, NL, Canada.

With five nights of screenings, the Nickel provides industry related workshops aimed at the professional development of local and visiting filmmakers. It offers a variety of sessions that appeal to emerging filmmakers, the general public, including Q&A's, panels, workshops, and Master classes. There are mixers and parties for filmmakers to network with industry peers and have fun.
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African World Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Dec 11, 2017
Early Bird
Jan 20, 2018
$15
Regular deadline
Apr 21, 2018
$25
Late deadline
May 12, 2018
$35
Extended deadline
Jun 9, 2018
$40
Winners Notified:
Nov 30, -0001
The African World Festival is an annual celebration of the African diaspora’s diversity, shared heritage and cultures. The festival is hosted by the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, MI, one of the world’s largest museums dedicated to the African-American experience, which houses over 35,000 artifacts and archival materials. The festival features spoken word performances, live traditional and folk music, dance troupes, arts & crafts and a plethora of food options and other activities for attendees of all ages. Spanning the course of three days with past attendance of over 50,000 people, the festival provides a delightful weekend of educational entertainment and enriching performances.
The 35th Annual AWF will host a film festival to showcase the work of talented independent filmmakers local to Detroit and across the nation. We encourage people from all backgrounds to submit their films focused on people of African descent.
Genres:
We are accepting all genres: drama, comedy, horror, coming to age, you name it.
Categories (not exclusive to):
Shorts, Documentaries, Animation and Music Videos.
Dates:
August 2018 - Exact days TBD
Location:
Charles H. Wright Museum Theatre
315 E Warren Ave Detroit, MI 48202
This is your day! We welcome you to please travel to Detroit to your viewing. We will have your results in in enough time to plan for the trip
Milwaukee Edge Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jul 30, 2017
Late
Jan 28, 2018
$1.5-20
Extended
Apr 28, 2018
$2-30
Final Deadline
May 28, 2018
$2-40
Winners Notified:
Jun 8, 2018
We're proud to announce our inaugural Milwaukee Edge Film Festival (MEFF) event!

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

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

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

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

Critical Edge student-run film & art microfestivals feature a season of small film screenings where we play many of our short film selections alongside local/student filmmakers, followed by an annual Film Festival. A typical early screening event lasts an hour, and takes place at a local cafe, art gallery/studio space, or outdoors (depending on the venue). Our annual event will take place at multiple venues, run longer, and screen feature and short films - the annual event showcases the films selected as winners of their submission category (among other selections).
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Sydney Indie Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Nov 27, 2017
Very Early
Jan 29, 2018
$40
$25
Early Regular
Mar 26, 2018
$50
$30
Late
May 28, 2018
$60
$40
Extended
Jun 30, 2018
$65
$45
Final Deadline
Jul 23, 2018
$70
$50
Winners Notified:
Aug 15, 2018
The Sydney Indie Film Festival has been created to showcase both local and international, new and creative works by emerging and established artists who are passionate about story telling via the art of film making.
We aim to share great stories with the audience, while supporting independent filmmakers. Whether you made a film with $100 or $100K budget, what will really captivate the audience is the story!
2018 Festival Dates: 22nd October - 1st November.
Together with various communities supporting the event, we aim to bring entertainment, inspiration and culture to the communities by showing stories from around the world and utilizing the impact great cinema can have upon an audience or issue.
2015: 1st year of the Sydney Indie Film Festival's events:
8 days, 62 films from 20 countries!
2016: 90 films! 13 days of events, including our very first “Outdoor Cinema Day” as part of the Gladesville Eats&Flicks massive open air Family Event!
2017: The Biggest Indie Films Show in Australia! 137 Films, 11 days, 2 locations!
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AWARDS
In 2015 we gave away 42 Awards between Feature Films and Short Films.
In 2016 we gave away 50 Awards between Feature Films and Short Films.
In 2017 we gave away 50 Awards between Feature Films and Short Films.
Awards included Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Lead Actor, Best Lead Actress, Best Support Actor, Best Support Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Music Score, Best Editing, Best Production Design, Best Special Effects, Best Drama, Best Comedy, Best Thriller, Best Science Fiction, Best Romantic Comedy, Best Animation, Best Documentary, Best Feel Good Film, Best Family Film, Best True Story Film, Indie Spirit Award, Extra Mile Award, Best Australian Film, Best Made in Sydney Film,
Made in Sydney Extra Mile, Made in Sydney Indie Spirit.
Okotoks Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Sep 1, 2017
Regular Deadline
Jan 31, 2018
$20
$10
Late Deadline
Mar 31, 2018
$30
$20
Final Deadline
Mar 31, 2018
$30
$20
Winners Notified:
May 4, 2018
The Okotoks Film Festival is a three day international festival to be held annually in the town of Okotoks. (located in Alberta, Canada just south of Calgary) We will be offering films in a wide variety of genres to reach a extensive audience.

The Okotoks Film Festival had its inaugural year in June 2017.

We are looking for films in ANY GENRE for our general screenings. We also have two specialized screenings with specific genre needs. These genres are Children's short films and Experimental/Horror short films.

The first two months of submission is FREE TO ALL SHORT FILM MAKERS. (Sept 1-Oct 31) Submission is always free to films from the Municipal District of Foothills No. 31.

O.F.F. also runs a 48 hour film making challenge. For more information visit our website.

Mandate: Bringing a world of culture, entertainment, and artists to Okotoks; while showcasing those already here

Festival Awards Include:
Best Picture - $1000CDN
Audience Choice - $1000CDN
Best Cinematography - certificate
Best Performance - certificate
Best Screenplay - certificate
Best Art Direction - certificate
Best Editing - certificate
Best Sound Design - certificate
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Cosmic Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Oct 1, 2017
Regular
Jan 31, 2018
$45
Final Deadline
Feb 28, 2018
$55
Winners Notified:
Apr 1, 2018
Celebrating Women in Film and Innovative Filmmakers from Around the World.

Cosmic Film Festival was founded by Ranelle Golden. Her vision is to bring passionate filmmakers of all backgrounds together with audiences eager to experience film beyond mainstream movies. Launching this year, its our hope to share success stories of an enduring and ever growing festival for many years to come. Be sure to check out our Staff and this year's Jury/Judges, along with Celebrity Guests.
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Columbus Black International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Oct 9, 2017
Earlybird Deadline
Jan 31, 2018
$15
$15
Regular Deadline
Mar 31, 2018
$25
$25
Late Deadline
Jun 19, 2018
$35
$35
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2018
$45
$45
Winners Notified:
Aug 7, 2018
The Columbus Black International Film Festival was established in 2017 to showcase Black filmmakers locally, nationally and internationally while simultaneously highlighting a spectrum of stories told by people of the African diaspora.

This festival provides an advantage for filmmakers and the community to learn about the film industry through educational workshops and panel discussions, a safe space to showcase film and an opportunity to network with the filmmakers in the city.

Columbus is the heart of America and home to some of the most creative Black filmmakers in the country. This festival will showcase new and emerging talent as well as talent that has represented our city for years.

On the last day of the festival we will present awards for the following categories:

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Homegrown Film
Best Music Video
Best Documentary Film
Best International Film
Best Feature Screenplay
Beat Short Screenplay
Best Animated Film
Buckeye Choice Award
Changing Face International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Nov 22, 2017
February Round
Jan 31, 2018
$15
May Round
Apr 30, 2018
$15
August Round
Jul 31, 2018
$15
October Round
Sep 30, 2018
$15
Final Deadline
Nov 15, 2018
$15
Winners Notified:
Nov 30, 2017
Changing Face International Film Festival is an online platform for filmmakers to show and promote their short films and short screenplays.

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

CFIFF runs film and screenplay competitions monthly. The winners of the monthly competitions will automatically be entered into the year long competition where overall winners will be selected.
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