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Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival
NDE Deadline
Jan 23, 2021
$65
$65
Extended Deadline
Feb 13, 2021
$69
$69
Out on Bail Deadline
Mar 6, 2021
$79
$79
Final Deadline
Mar 27, 2021
$89
$89
Winners Notified:
Apr 17, 2021
Festival and screenplay contest celebrating the best of indie crime and horror.

Scripts in the crime and horror sub-genres juggle genre-awareness, often times in order to subvert the expected, with natural talent and a unique voice. We aim to spotlight the voices of tomorrow's classics.

Industry contacts who will receive winning projects include:
ZERO GRAVITY
BLOOD LIST / BRILLSTEIN
THINK TANK
TXL FILMS
... and more.

Top award winners will also receive 4 months of free listings on InkTip!
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X World Short Film Festival
X - 2
Jan 31, 2021
$10-28
X - 3
Mar 31, 2021
$14-32
X - 4
May 31, 2021
$18-36
Final Deadline
Jul 5, 2021
$22-40
Winners Notified:
Aug 1, 2021
"X World Short Film Festival" is an IMDb-qualifying Festival for Independent Filmmakers and Writers, that dare to eXpress their fantasy, creativity and peculiar ideas through Short Films and Scripts.
If you think that it will make the audience feel amazed-excited-thrilled-amused-moved, then this Festival is for you!

“X World” is about fascinating stories, inspiring messages, fun intrigues, new themes, unusual points of view, mysteries! As long as in tune with “good vibes” frequencies…
Our purpose is to find, showcase, promote, honor and recognize such kind of interesting works, made with Love and passion for the art of eXpression, no matter the budget or technical resources.
The Festival has been created by an Independent Filmmaker that knows, understands, Loves the world of Independent Filmmaking and knows how it feels like to have one's own work showcased and appreciated!
Every submitted Project is watched or read by the Judges with maximum attention and dedication, more than once, to fully evaluate every aspect of the Film or Script and the Artists involved.

The Festival, in its third year, is part of the great and famous MEGAFEST, 17 years historical point of reference for Directors, Actors, Producers, Distributors. A big Event that includes multiple Festivals, with multi-theatres screenings in a beautiful place, inspiring seminars, exciting parties and interesting opportunities to start new cooperation and friendships.
The Live Festival will take place from July 26 to August 1, 2021, at the Galaxy Theatre in Las Vegas.

You can find more information on the Website:
www.welcometoxworld.com
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Golden State Film Festival
REGULAR
Feb 3, 2021
$30-35
LATE
Feb 23, 2021
$30-35
Final Deadline
Mar 15, 2021
$30-35
EXTENDED
Mar 15, 2021
$30-35
Winners Notified:
Mar 26, 2021
We are pleased to announce that the Golden State Film Festival will hold its fourth edition on March 19th - 25th, 2021

The Golden State Film Festival we take pride in creating a fun relaxed and exciting festival for independent films and screenplays.

The Festival will feature an opening night panel and party event gala, special events throughout the festival and an awards ceremony at the conclusion of the event.

All Dates are subject to change until official announcement soon!

The festival is programmed and organized by an experienced team of festival organizers. The Golden State Film Festival is designed to be a contending platform for independent filmmakers to promote independent films and screenplays in California The "Golden State". The festival caters to independent filmmakers of shorts and feature projects looking to promote to distributors and film aficionados in the Los Angeles area and California..
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Web Series Festival Global
regular
Feb 5, 2021
$60
$60
late
Apr 5, 2021
$65
$65
extended
Jun 15, 2021
$70
$70
Final Deadline
Jul 30, 2021
$80
$80
Winners Notified:
Aug 14, 2021
Web Series Festival Global present an excellent opportunity for content creators involved in crafting web series, pilots, and scripts to get exposure for their work. These events offer not just the chance of screening to receptive audiences but also prestigious awards, access to seminars and, last but not least, the opportunity to network. In fact, as entrant V Carubia remarked “The biggest prize was just being accepted and considered and I’m entirely grateful for the experience.”
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Be Epic! London International Film Festival
Regular Deadline
Feb 18, 2021
$79
$39.99
Late Deadline
Apr 22, 2021
$89
$54.99
Final Deadline
May 24, 2021
$99
$59.99
Extended Deadline
May 24, 2021
$99
$59.99
Winners Notified:
Sep 1, 2021
Be Epic! London International Film Festival is a yearly film festival that is looking especially for meaningful, innovative, free of cliche filmmaking.

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

Those who will get the best out of BELIFF film festival are:
- the visionary voices and artists (scriptwriters, directors, actors etc.) that have great empathy and a deep capacity to understanding and expressing beyond the surface layers of things and beyond those depths as well.
- distinctive scripts,
- truthful perspectives on themes and subjects,
- the creators of innovative cinematic outcomes that stand out from the usual mainstream.
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Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2021
Early
Feb 22, 2021
$17
Regular
May 17, 2021
$20
Final Deadline
Jun 21, 2021
$27
Winners Notified:
Nov 28, 2021
Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2021 Now Open For Entries- International Tours & Awards

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

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

Adriatic Film Festival
Budapest Short Film Festival
Firenze FilmCorti
Krakow Int. Film Festival Etiuda & Anima
Cortoglobo Film Festival
and Manipulate Theatre & Animation Festival!

Max Length 25 minutes, international films welcomed, all genres eligible.
Early Bird Deadline: Monday Feb 22nd 2021
Regular Deadline: Friday May 17th 2021
Late Deadline: Monday June 21st 2021

Open for entries online

https://www.edinburghshortfilmfestival.com/call-for-entries-filmmakers/
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Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Very Early
Feb 28, 2021
$15
$10
$10-15
Early
Apr 30, 2021
$30
$20
$20 30
Regular
Jul 31, 2021
$42
$25
$25-40
Late
Aug 31, 2021
$45
$30
$30-45
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2021
$50
$35
$35-50
Winners Notified:
Nov 10, 2021
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes highligts a selection of best films from around the world, November 27th-30th 2021.
The festival aims to promote independent filmmakers and innovative work that take risks and move the frontiers from the boring and most of the times empty conventional to the artistic initiating strong emotions and out of the box exceptional. It equally aims to give the opportunity to independent filmmakers to showcase their work free of commercial constraints.
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12th New Media Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Mar 1, 2021
Regular Deadline
Mar 1, 2021
$70
$70
Late Deadline
Mar 3, 2021
$75
$75
Final Deadline
Apr 3, 2021
$80
$80
Winners Notified:
Apr 15, 2021
Honoring Stories Worth Telling. Created in 2009, New Media Film Festival works hard to produce a festival that highlights and honors the seasoned and uprising content creators in the New Media Industry. It is a unique festival that diligently works to find opportunities, including distribution for almost all of the submitted content, not just those programmed. All Script types and lengths considered in Script Category.
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12th Annual New Media Film Festival
Late
Mar 3, 2021
$75
$75
Final Deadline
Apr 3, 2021
$80
$80
Winners Notified:
Apr 15, 2021
In a world where technology is ever-evolving, it is a story that will satiate the soul of humans.
Not just any story, but stories worth telling.

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

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

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



CATEGORIES

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

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

“Worth The Entry Fee”
- Movie Maker Magazine

“Makes The Cutting Edge Accessible”
– Huffington Post

“I thank NewMediaFF for what they’ve done for young filmmakers”
-Roger Corman
”The role of this fest is bringing the Best in New Media to the World”
-Festival World
“Stories that exemplify the power of the cinematic arts to inspire and transform” - Hero Complex

SUBMIT TODAY http://www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com/submit.php
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Australia Independent Film Festival
Early Bird
Mar 14, 2021
$20
General
Jun 20, 2021
$25
Late
Jul 10, 2021
$30
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2021
$40
Final
Jul 31, 2021
$35
Winners Notified:
Oct 2, 2021
The Australia Independent Film Festival (AIFF) is an annual IMDB qualifying Australian short film festival that was founded in February 2018 by Brisbane filmmakers Richard Lawton and Jeremy Rigby. They had a shared dream of creating a film festival built on trust, openness and communication that would showcase and celebrate the very best in independent cinema from Australia and around the world.

Known as “the festival where stars shine,” the Australia Independent Film Festival is on track to become Australia's premiere short film festival. The festival is a top 100 best reviewed FilmFreeway festival awardee and is proudly supported by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland.

"We wish this great festival all the success", Ali Mohammed Saeed director OF 2019 Oscar nominated Mosul 980 and winner of AIFF19 Best International Short Film - iRAQ.

"Thank you for a well-organized festival", Dekel berenson director of 2020 academy nominated short film ANNA and winner of aiff20 best international short film - Israel.

“Put this festival in your top 10 list to submit. You’ll be glad you did.” Jhett Tolentino - Grammy & Tony Award Winning Broadway Producer.

Whether you're a student filmmaker, a first-time filmmaker or a seasoned professional your entry will be treated with the utmost respect and professionalism it deserves. The festival encourages participation and actively promotes through social media channels, news outlets and their contact database.

The festival includes and rewards a number of categories:
Best International Film
Best Australian Film
Best Queensland Film
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Music video / Experimental Film
Best Student Film.
People's Choice.

THE CITY and THE VENUE:

Brisbane, located an hour's drive from the World famous beaches of the Gold Coast is a vibrant, art loving new world city that can be considered the Gateway to Australia. Brisbane, the capital of Queensland is rich with culture and renowned for its hospitality and safety. AIFF21 will take place at Metro Arts West Village, Brisbane City.

The Team at AIFF feel the brand new Metro Arts complex is without a doubt one of the coolest venues in Australia in one of Australia's most recognized art hubs.
Dark Arts Film Festival
Get Away From Her, You Bitch!
Mar 25, 2021
$16-30
Boy’s Best Friend Is HisMoth
May 18, 2021
$20-34
Reign In Hell
Jun 18, 2021
$22-36
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2021
$24-38
Winners Notified:
Oct 31, 2021
The Amsterdam Dark Arts Film Festival (DAFFA) celebrates the masochistic interaction between filmmakers with dark imaginations, and suspense addicted audiences. Filmmakers, screenwriters and fans from all over the world are welcomed to our inaugural event during Halloween 2021, where a weekend of terrifying films, masterclasses, development workshops, a pitch competition and networking ends off with an awards ritual and a distinctly dark celebration. See FilmFreeway for submission fees and prizes
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Raindance Film Festival
Earlybird Deadline
Apr 26, 2021
$55
$25
Regular Deadline
May 24, 2021
$70
$35
Final Deadline
Jul 5, 2021
$70
$35
Late Deadline
Jul 5, 2021
$70
$35
Winners Notified:
Sep 1, 2021
Raindance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the UK, currently rated top 10 international film festival for filmmakers to consider, according to studiobinder. It is based in the heart of London’s buzzing West End film district.

Raindance Film Festival is officially recognised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences USA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the British Independent Film Awards. Selected shorts will qualify for Oscar® and BAFTA considerations.
Festival Sections:

- World-renowned programme of the best UK and international independent films
- Masterclasses with special guests
- Raindance Industry Forum – talks and panels
- Raindance Virtual and Augmented Reality Strand
- Networking events

Each year, Raindance attracts dozens of thousands of visitors including hundreds of industry professionals into London. The 29th Raindance will take place between October 27th and November 6th in central London.

More:

Amongst others, Raindance has hosted the UK premieres of What's Eating Gilbert Grape, The Blair Witch Project, Dead Man’s Shoes, Memento, Humpday, Love Exposure, Ghost World, Capturing the Friedmans, Down Terrace, I Origins and Old Boy. Our programming receives plaudits from press and public alike.

Over the years, the festival has hosted such guests and filmmakers as Christopher Nolan, Terry Gilliam, Shane Meadows, Ken Loach, Marky Ramone, Iggy Pop, Anton Corbijn, Quentin Tarantino, Faye Dunaway and Lou Reed. Over the last few years our international Jury has included Sean Bean, Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Martin Freeman, Gareth Edwards, Ewen Bremner, Jason Flemyng, Andrew Scott, Tom Waits, Vicky McClure and Sheridan Smith among top UK industry guest jurors.

Raindance members get a discount on their first submission each year. If you are a member email festival@raindance.co.uk to receive your unique waiver code relevant to the membership you have purchased. Please include your membership number and expiry date. To join Raindance please go to: https://www.raindance.org/membership/
2021 Winter Film Awards International Film Festival
Regular Deadline
Apr 28, 2021
$25
$25
Final Deadline
May 28, 2021
$50
$50
Late Deadline
May 28, 2021
$50
$50
Winners Notified:
Oct 2, 2021
INDIE FILMMAKERS … Do you have an awesome film, music video or web series? Celebrate Diversity in Film with New York City's WINTER FILM AWARDS, a BEST REVIEWED FEST on FilmFreeway!

Winter Film Awards is New York City -- showcasing the eclectic diversity and excitement of the independent arts world. The Fest celebrates the outstanding work of emerging filmmakers in all genres from around the world, with an emphasis on highlighting underrepresented artists. Works of all lengths are considered for Festival screening, including narrative Fiction, Documentary, Web Series, Music Videos, Animation and Horror. All selected films are screened at New York City's best independent cinema.

Emerging filmmakers with low budgets and no connections are so often ignored in favor of the standard big budget generic action films. Exciting low-budget films are created all over the world; we need the opportunity to see them!

The 10th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival runs September 23-October 2 2021, including awesome film screenings, cool discussion panels and super-fun parties at venues throughout NYC. The event concludes on October 2nd with a glittering awards ceremony and red carpet gala at one of NYC’s premier nightclubs. We award over $75,000 in cash, prizes and distribution opportunities! All selected films are screened at Cinema Village, NYC's best indie cinema.

Winter Film Awards is an all-volunteer women and minority-run 501(c)3 organization founded in 2011. We believe everyone deserves a fair shot at getting their voice heard and we have a rigorous blind judging process to ensure a bias-free review. Winter Film Awards is proudly a Best Reviewed Festival on FilmFreeway. Now in its tenth year, the rapidly growing Festival showcases the work of emerging filmmakers from around the world. For the 2020 Festival, 79 films from 27 countries were screened, including an eclectic mix of Animated films, Documentaries, Feature narratives, Horror films, Music Videos, Narrative shorts and Web series, including 21 first-time filmmakers. 50% of the films were created by women, 53% were created by or about people of color.

Early deadline October 16, Regular deadline April 27 - Late deadline May 28 - Announcement June 21

Independent filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit films online via FilmFreeway at https://filmfreeway.com/festival/WFA
SF3 - SmartFone Flick Fest
Final Deadline
Aug 1, 2021
$45.00
$20.00
$15-40
Regular Deadline
Aug 1, 2021
$45.00
$20.00
$15-40
Winners Notified:
Oct 9, 2021
SmartFone Flick Fest is Australia’s international smartphone film festival for filmmakers of all ages.
We are a world-wide festival open to anyone with a smartphone or tablet and a great idea for a short film.
SF3 provides a platform for budding, emerging and professional filmmakers to bring their ideas to life and have their films seen by a global audience, without the need for lots of fancy equipment or a big budget.
That great story you have always thought would make a great film? Here is your chance!
Just about everyone now has access to a smartphone or a tablet so start filming. It's that easy. The democratisation of filmmaking is here!

We do have a range of entry fees from student fees to early birds and regular so please check out the structure on Film Freeway.
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8thFirenze filmCorti Festival
Final Deadline
Sep 1, 2021
$25
Winners Notified:
Oct 30, 2021
The 8th Firenze Filmcorti Festival will take place in the following venues in Florence: Murate Art District (MAD), Piazza de Le Murate, Limonaia di Villa Strozzi and Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze – all in Florence.
The Festival is scheduled, for all the categories, from the 27th to the 30th of October 2021.
For the award Youth Giovani (Student category award): 18th and 19th of November 2021.
Call for entries is now open.
Deadline for entries: 31st of August 2021.
Deadline for entries for Spazio Giovani (Student category) only: 10th of October 2021.
The authors of the shortlisted films – as part of the ‘Official selection’ days – will be notified before the 10th of September 2021.
All the shortlisted authors will be notified via email, or with a post on our blog, on our official social media channels, on our website www.firenzefilmcortifestival.com.
Travel and accommodation expenses, and living costs, are not covered and will not be refunded.
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Digital Griffix Film Festival
Final Deadline
Dec 1, 2021
$25
$25
Winners Notified:
Dec 25, 2021
Digital Griffix film festival is an international online and onsite event, a showcase of short films under 30 minutes and full length films. The films are selected each month to be screened from our website for a week or more, starting on February 1st 2021. There will be a new deadline set every month.

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

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

The categories to submit in are :

-Animation
-Documentary
-Fiction film
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