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FIVE CONTINENTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Final Deadline
Jun 27, 2017
$20
$15
Winners Notified:
Jun 30, 2017
FIVE CONTINENTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is an online festival, with LIVE SCREENING of the winning films; is a monthly festival of world cinematography, where feature films, short films, videoclips, webseries and video arts from all over the world come together to compete for the various prizes of the festival, but In addition they obtain the greater satisfaction of a filmmaker: that his work is seen by the public. Therefore, there is a prize that is granted by our subscribers, when viewing the film.
The filmmaker can choose not to place his film for online viewing, in this way, will not participate in the audience prize.
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Lone Star Film Festival
Regular
Jun 28, 2017
$50
$35
Late
Aug 9, 2017
$60
$45
Final Deadline
Aug 23, 2017
$80
$60
Winners Notified:
Nov 11, 2017
The Lone Star Film Festival is held each year in downtown Fort Worth’s Sundance Square, which serves as the cultural and social center of downtown. Fort Worth is the 16th largest city in the nation, and the Fort Worth/Dallas metroplex consistently ranks among the top five media markets in the U.S.

Named one of MovieMaker Magazines "Top 50 Film Festival's Worth The Entry Fee" in 2015, for three consecutive years.

Past films include:

THE IMITATION GAME - MR. TURNER - WILD - WINTER SLEEP - THE ARTIST - THE DESCENDANTS - SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK - AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY - NEBRASKA - IT FOLLOWS - SHAME - PHILOMENA - MEADOWLAND - CAROL - ANOMALISA - LION - NERDLAND - MAYA ANGELOU AND STILL I RISE
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SLIFF Online - St. Lawrence International Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jun 29, 2017
$25
Winners Notified:
Jul 1, 2017
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.

Founded in the Village of Canton, NY - at the US border with Canada - 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 monthly entries for competing online screenings (and unique prizes geared toward the independent filmmaker), SLIFF Online allows us to discover and promote more of the best short films in the world throughout the year.
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InkTip members receive 10% off submission fees by using the code above upon submission via www.filmfreeway.com only. Non-transferable.
Austin Revolution Film Festivals
Final Deadline
Jun 30, 2017
$50 - 60
Winners Notified:
Sep 23, 2017
After an incredible 2015 season in which filmmakers the world over called it the "best festival they've attended," the Austin Revolution Film Festival is planning for 2017 edition that is bigger and better in every way.

Bringing true indie films to Austin! ARFF was founded by filmmakers who saw many festivals only programming films with big stars. In response, they built a true celebration of independent voices in the world capital of indie film, with a brand based on selecting great stories, screening films in the coolest venues, creating excellent networking opportunities and keeping filmmakers – the true stars of the show – front and center throughout the fest.

Awards are given in several categories across several genres, including features, shorts, web series, music videos as well as both feature and short screenplays. Continuing the indie Austin spirit, ARFF’s award trophies are authentic, rodeo style, Texas belt buckles!
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Moondance International Film Festival
LATE
Jun 30, 2017
$75
$75
EXTENDED
Jul 15, 2017
$100
$100
Final Deadline
Jul 15, 2017
$100
$100
Winners Notified:
Aug 15, 2017
The Moondance International Film Festival invites all talented US & International filmmakers, writers and music composers to submit their films, written works and film scores to its 18th annual season.

Moondance is known as the “American Cannes” of film festivals, and features the very best of indie films, music & writing by talented artists from around the world. Plan now to participate in this unique competition and film festival! For the last 17 years, the annual Moondance International Film Festival has showcased many hundreds of top-quality award-winning indie films, and promoted filmmakers, writers, composers, actors, industry professionals and media, from around the world.
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IndieFest International
August Fest
Jun 30, 2017
$15
$15
September Fest
Jul 31, 2017
$15
$15
October Fest
Aug 31, 2017
$15
$15
December Fest
Sep 30, 2017
$15
$15
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2017
$15
$15
Winners Notified:
Jul 10, 2017
IndieFest International is ongoing with new films and returning ranked films exhibited each month. Films are eligible for competition in the 2nd month following the month during which the submission was received.

20 finalists will be exhibited monthly online at FilmFestivalFlix.com. The top ranked 10 films (by audience vote) each month will remain on the festival platform with 10 new finalists joining the festival line-up. Films may continue to earn cash prizes, awards, and revenue sharing for as many months as they remain in the top 10 ranked films monthly.
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Wexford Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jun 30, 2017
$30
$30
Winners Notified:
Aug 6, 2017
Wexford Film Festival takes place in Ireland in August 2017. This is the second year of the festival and this year we are moving to the world class environment of the National Opera House.

Films in all genres and styles are accepted (shorts/features) and we also run a script competition which is sponsored by Final Draft.

All films are eligible for awards ranging from best actor/actress/film/director/short and script.

We're a festival run by filmmakers for filmmakers.
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Queer Kampala International Film Festival
Regular Deadline
Jun 30, 2017
$15-35
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2017
$40-65
Winners Notified:
Dec 10, 2017
Queer Kampala International Film Festival (QKIFF), is the first and only LGBTQ Film Festival in Uganda and the only gay film festival organized in a country where homosexuality is illegal. QUEERKIFF offers a powerful platform to promote and progress LGBTIQ rights through film advocacy in homophobic Uganda.

For the first time in homophobic Uganda, an International film festival celebrating and reinforcing the right to be LGBTQI was held. Against all odds, the creative Queer KIFF team laid strategies to beat the stern security and anti homo communities. The inaugural Queer Kampala International Film Festival was held 9th – 11th, December 2016 at different venues in the country’s capital Kampala.

Measures included security screening of attendees, keeping the venues secret and mobile daily. The attendants had to go to a different venue in the morning and afternoon. Venues were announced within hours to the event. Encouragingly, the LGBTIQ community, supporters and sympathizers hung in there and religiously followed us to the different venues attracting a turn up of more than 800 visitors with in a space of three days.
We are excited to announce the second edition scheduled for the 8th – 10th, December 2017. We are already accepting film submissions and be sure it will happen as our think tank is laying strategies to mitigate associated risks.

Together, we can end victimization of the LGBTQI community using social justice film-making, a tested and proven effective tool in changing hearts, minds, and laws!!

Project Goal

-Pushing for Legal Reforms through expanding the network of LGBTIQ advocates, supporters and activists who can lobby the relevant authorities and stakeholders particularly politicians who are attracted by numbers.

-Preventing Discrimination of the LGBTIQ Community through creating awareness to the general populace about the LGBTIQ Community. This is done with an aim of changing perceptions and attitudes of the general populace thus reducing stigma and discrimination against the LGBTIQ community.

-Promoting Production of Quality LGBTIQ Films by providing spaces where their films can be exhibited as well as recognizing and awarding the brave film makers who dare to tell the suppressed LGBTIQ stories.

To learn about Queerkiff read this illuminating interview about setting up a queer film festival in a country where homosexuality is illegal. The inaugural Queer Kampala International Film Festival came to Uganda last December. (via VICE News) https://news.vice.com/story/a-queer-film-festival-comes-to-uganda-where-homosexuality-is-illegal
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ibizacinefest
early bird
Jun 30, 2017
$25
$20
regular
Nov 30, 2017
$27
$23
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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Discount Code: ibizacinefest
Discount applicable to all films
F3: Frankly Film Fest
Regular
Jun 30, 2017
$1-5
Late
Jul 31, 2017
$1-10
Final Deadline
Aug 15, 2017
Extended
Aug 15, 2017
$1-15
Winners Notified:
Oct 7, 2017
F3: Frankly Film Fest is being held in conjunction with Un-Con on October 6th & 7th at the Comfort Inn Miami Valley Center Mall located at 987 E. Ash St., in Piqua Ohio.

The festival was founded in 2004 by Frankly Zoe Productions to promote their Youth Summer Movie Program. Designed to be a one off festival, F3: Frankly Film Fest screened 27 films during their first season. In 2016 Frankly Zoe Productions decided to resurrect F3 in conjunction with the Tenth Anniversary of Un-Con.

In keeping with the "all genres are welcome" theme of the Un-Con, F3 is an all genre short film festival, with a focus on sci-fi, fantasy, thrillers, animation, and fan films.

Our panel of judges, all with extensive backgrounds in the independent film industry, pick the best of the best from all of the submissions. And on Saturday night when the screenings wrap, awards will be presented in the categories of Best Non-Student Short, Best Student Short, Judges Choice, Audience Choice, and Best of Fest.

Verified current students get a discounted submission fee of $1 to 5.
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Queen City Film Festival (QCFF)
Regular Deadline
Jun 30, 2017
$5
$10
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2017
$10
$20
Late Deadline
Jul 31, 2017
$10
$20
Winners Notified:
Oct 8, 2017
QCFF 2017 Call For Entries

The Queen City Film Festival (QCFF), Western Maryland’s premiere film festival, is held each year in early Fall in Cumberland, Maryland. Founded in 2012, and currently in our sixth year, QCFF 2017 will be held October 5-8 at The Venue At Mezzos in Cumberland, Maryland. QCFF offers a four-day program of screenings and educational panels, and welcomes filmmakers from around the world. Located in Allegany County, Cumberland offers a delightful blend of hospitality and history; mingled with charming shops, delicious dining, arts and entertainment and lots of events and activities.

Previous festival favorites include Record Paradise, Led Zeppelin Played Here, Underbelly Blues, M Cream, Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women In Jazz, Bounty Momma, How Sweet The Sound: The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Subterranea, Australiens, and CADES: Forestglade Of Death.

Our educational panels focus broadly on Appalachia, historic preservation, and redevelopment for the arts, and often include film presentations such as LowerTown Paducah, Farewell To Factory Towns?, and Through The Place.

Last year’s festival was our most successful to date, and presented 69 selections including such highlights as Better Half, Peelers, Nighthawks On The Blue Highway, and There Is No Such Thing As The Record Label Fairy.

Our categories for 2017 are Animation, Appalachian, Cult, Documentary, Horror/SciFi, Kids/Family, LGBT, and Music, including the return of and our popular Happy Hour music video block.. We welcome eclectic fare and encourage submissions that qualify in as many categories as possible. QCFF also embraces and promotes films by Maryland filmmakers and films made in Maryland. We have been pleased to introduce visiting filmmakers to local media.

Submissions are being accepted via Withoutabox and FilmFreeway. Volunteers for production crew, event staff, or screeners should contact info@alleganyalliedarts.org for more information, or visit us on Facebook.
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Sick 'n' Wrong Film Festival
Regular
Jun 30, 2017
$10-55
Final Deadline
Aug 31, 2017
$15-60
Winners Notified:
Sep 15, 2017
Welcome to Sick ’n’ Wrong, the only film festival that peels back the decaying flesh of conventional cinema, cracks open the bones underneath, digs down through the fat and gristle, and rips out the throbbing black heart of film art so everyone can bask in its terrible beauty.

At Sick ’n’ Wrong, we’re not (just) about unspeakable gore, and we’re not (only) into shockingly tasteless humor—we welcome the weird, the uncategorizable, the aggressively bizarre. If you’re an indie filmmaker, and your work makes the traditional festivals cringe, Sick ’n’ Wrong is probably your true home.

Sick ’n’ Wrong accepts films of all genres and form: horror, black comedy, animation, documentary—anything that makes us squirm! Every selected film screens at the festival, and winning filmmakers will receive custom 3-D printed “Sickies” in the following categories:

Best Movie
Best Story
Best Performance
Best Music
Best Special Effects
Funniest
Scariest
Audience Favorite

Plus two more in these Sick 'n' Wrong–specific categories:

Sickest—for the most viscerally gut-wrenching visuals
Wrongest—for the most horrifically inappropriate story content!

Sick 'n' Wrong takes place in the oppressively pleasant Orlando, Florida and held its inaugural event in 2016.
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Veterans Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jun 30, 2017
$31.00
$27.00
Winners Notified:
Oct 22, 2017
The annual Veterans Film Festival presents films from around the world, which explore real or imagined stories about war and conflict.

Focusing on feature films and short form cinema from Australia and around the world including: fiction, non-fiction, animation, documentaries, archival, TV series and virtual reality.

All films submitted to the official competition will be eligible to compete for the coveted Red Poppy Awards. Hand blown glass trophies will be awarded in the best film categories.
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Imagine This Women's International Film Festival
Late Deadline
Jun 30, 2017
$35
$35
Final Deadline
Jul 22, 2017
$40
$40
Winners Notified:
Aug 21, 2017
Imagine This Productions is dedicated to providing aspiring women storytellers and filmmakers a platform to encourage and develop their creative projects. ITP's goal is to support women by sharing their work with the public, promoting equal opportunities, encouraging professional development, and serving as a network for resources and information.

Imagine This encourages women of color and young women storytellers to submit.
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Discount Code: ITPWIFF025
25% off Submission Fees
SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jun 30, 2017
$Free
Winners Notified:
Oct 23, 2017
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, and the Hollywood Professional Alliance® (HPA®), the organization serving the professional community by providing expertise, support, tools, and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, and an array of content for a growing number of platforms, have come together for the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival.

The SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival is open to full-time students currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, film school, or high school/secondary school. This is an international festival, and entries from all parts of the world are encouraged. As the festival focuses on technology, students should ideally major in an area that emphasizes engineering, science, advanced technologies, or fundamental theories associated with motion imaging, sound, metadata, and workflows consistent with SMPTE’s field of interest. Eligible students are required to have completed four courses toward their major course of study and be in good academic standing. Supporting documentation and identification must be presented in order to qualify.

There is no fee to enter, and SMPTE membership is not a prerequisite for submission of a film. However, students may join as student members of SMPTE for just $10 or for free if this is their first year of membership when they apply via the Student Membership Challenge (SMC).

Categories:
Festival entries must fit into one of eight award categories:
• Category 1: Innovative use of technology in a live action narrative short. Maximum 5 minutes
Utilize entertainment technology to create an immersive, live action, narrative film experience for the audience. You must use a novel technology approach in the making of the film and be able to demonstrate or document your unique approach as stated in the guidelines. Your film cannot exceed 5 minutes including all content and titles.* (Mains and ends)

• Category 2: Innovative use of technology in an animated narrative short. Maximum 5 minutes.
Utilize entertainment technology to create an immersive animated film experience for the audience. You must use a novel technology approach in the making of the film and be able to demonstrate or document your unique approach as stated in the guidelines. Your film cannot exceed 5 minutes including all content and titles.* (Mains and ends)

• Category 3: Documentary short with technology as a subject matter. Maximum 5 minutes.
Create a documentary that explores how modern entertainment technology (cameras, lighting, vfx etc.) has furthered the language and compelling nature of storytelling. Your film cannot exceed 5 minutes including all content and titles.* (Mains and ends)

• Category 4: Innovative use of technology in an experimental short. Maximum 3 minutes.
Utilize technology that serves the story and immerses the audience in the experience. Your program cannot exceed 3 minutes including all content and titles.

• Category 5: Innovative use of analog technologies in a live action narrative short. Maximum 5 minutes.
Utilizing traditional filmmaking technology (i.e., film, celluloid splice with conversion to digital) create an immersive, live action, narrative film experience for the audience. You must use a novel technology approach in the making of the film and be able to demonstrate or document your unique approach as stated in the guidelines. Your film cannot exceed 5 minutes including all content and titles.* (Mains and ends)

• Category 6: Innovative use of virtual reality to produce interactive content in storytelling – narrative format. Maximum 5 minutes.
Using virtual reality technology, create a VR experience that immerses the audience in the experience and story. Your program cannot exceed 5 minutes including all content and titles.* (Mains and ends)

• Category 7: Innovative use of mobile device or tablet in production of a story, narrative or documentary. Maximum 5 minutes.
Filmmaking using only a mobile device(s), i.e. smart phone or tablets to create an immersive narrative film experience for the audience. You must be able to demonstrate or document your usage of mobile devices as stated in the guidelines. Your film cannot exceed 5 minutes including all content and titles.* (Mains and ends)

• Category 8: Audience Award
This category is the audience favorite award and will be voted on by attendees of the Festival and awarded the night of the event.

To view previous winners and official selections, go to: http://www.smpte.org/filmfestival.
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11th Waterford Film Festival
Early Deadline
Jun 30, 2017
$18
Late Deadline
Aug 18, 2017
$23
Final Deadline
Aug 18, 2017
$23
Winners Notified:
Nov 5, 2017
The Waterford Film Festival has been running since 2007. It runs an annual Film & Script Competition.

The festival has supported writers with our screenplay competition, in which the winners have received financial support and access to filming equipment with our partners at FilmLab.

The value of the awards that we have given to filmmakers & writers since 2007 with Filmlab is over €30,000.

We are open to filmmakers & writers worldwide. Our 1st prize for writers includes a Waterford Crystal Trophey, a cash award, access to filming equipment and editing facilities. 1st place for films is a Waterford Crystal Trophy and cash award.

At the Waterford Film Festival , we screen both fiction and documentary films, that have been moving, made us laugh and have pulled at our heartstrings.

We have seen films that have show us many different peoples lives and cultures, that have intrigued and inspired.

We are currently open for submissions for films and screenplays. To enter please go to the submission page for more details.
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Indie Fest USA International Film Festival
Regular
Jun 30, 2017
$25
Late
Aug 25, 2017
$25
Final Deadline
Aug 31, 2017
$35
$35
Winners Notified:
Sep 30, 2017
Indie Fest USA International Film Festival, established in 2007, is an exciting, entertaining and eclectic multi-faceted film festival experience mixing exceptional independent films from the U.S. and International filmmakers, screenplays and arts. To date we have screened in excess of 2300 films from around the world, been attended by more than 2500 filmmakers and 22,000 film fans.
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Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest
Intro Month
Jun 30, 2017
$25
$20
Early
Sep 1, 2017
$30
$25
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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Austin Film Festival
Late Deadline
Jun 30, 2017
$75
$75
Final Deadline
Jul 7, 2017
$85
$85
Winners Notified:
Oct 28, 2017
Austin Film Festival is accepting submissions for the 2017 Film Competition and the Late Deadline is June 30. Widely known as the "Writers Festival” since its inception in 1993 and ranked by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, AFF searches for new, gifted storytellers and provides them a platform for further success. The Narrative, Animated, and Documentary Short categories are Oscar®-qualifying, and selected filmmakers of every category receive access to AFF’s world-renowned Screenwriters Conference to learn, network, and get inspired to start their next project. This year's Austin Film Festival & Conference takes place October 26 - November 2, 2017.

All awards will be presented to the Writer of the winning films, with the exception of the Documentary awards, which will be presented to the Director. The Jury Awards will be presented on Saturday, October 28, 2017, during the Austin Film Festival Awards Luncheon. Awards are based on overall merit of the entries. Jury members reserve the right not to grant an award.

AUDIENCE AWARD - All films screening are also eligible for an Audience Award in their respected categories. Award winners are announced within one week following the Festival. The Audience Award is based solely on audience voting at the film’s screening(s).

JURY AWARDS

Prizes
Each Competition Filmmaker receives two film screenings, October 26- November 2, 2017; five complimentary tickets to each of the film’s screenings; one ticket to the AFF Awards Luncheon (if in attendance, it is the preference of AFF that the writer be provided this ticket); the film featured in the 2017 AFF Program Book; and two complimentary Producers Badges to the 2017 Austin Film Festival, October 26- November 2 (if in attendance, it is the preference of AFF that the writer be provided one of the complimentary Producers Badges).

Feature Films
1st Place Winners in both the Narrative Feature Category and Documentary Feature Category receive a cash prize of $2,500; reimbursement (up to $500) of one round-trip airfare to Austin to attend the 2017 AFF; reimbursement (up to $500) for stay at an AFF hotel during the 2017 Festival; and the AFF Typewriter Award. The 1st Place Winner in the Dark Matters and Comedy Vanguard Feature Category receives a cash prize of $1,000; reimbursement (up to $500) of one round-trip airfare to Austin to attend the 2017 AFF; reimbursement (up to $500) for stay at an AFF hotel during the 2017 Festival; and the AFF Typewriter Award.

Comedy Vanguard winners will also receive a Video on Demand Distribution Deal from Gravitas Ventures!

Short Films
1st Place Winners receive a cash prize of $1,000 (Narrative Short Category only) or $500 (Narrative Student Short, Documentary Short, Animated Short Categories); reimbursement (up to $500) of one round-trip airfare to Austin to attend the 2017 AFF; reimbursement (up to $500) for stay at an AFF hotel during the 2017 Festival; and the AFF Typewriter Award. In addition, the winning films in the Narrative Short and Animated Short category are eligible to be nominated for an Academy Award®.

Late Deadline - June 30 - $75
Extended Deadline - July 7 - $85
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Shriekest Horror/Thriller/SciFi/Fantasy Film Festival/Screenplay contest
Late
Jul 1, 2017
$60
$50
Final Deadline
Jul 11, 2017
$65
$55
Winners Notified:
Oct 8, 2017
Shriekfest, the Los Angeles Horror/SciFi Film Festival continues its tradition as Los Angeles' Premier horror film event, presenting an exciting program of films each fall with beautiful Los Angeles as its backdrop. Now, in it's 17th year, Shriekfest takes place at the legendary Raleigh Studios, which is the largest independent studio operator in the country. We offer filmmakers and film fans alike an ideal setting in a world-famous city. Both established and emerging filmmakers gain media exposure, connect with the region's diverse audiences, and participate in an acclaimed event attended by industry professionals as well as horror and scifi fans. Over the past Sixteen years, Shriekfest has welcomed numerous indie icons into its family.



We are looking for original films and screenplays. We are accepting films/screenplays in five categories: narrative feature, narrative short, narrative super short, feature screenplay, and short screenplay.



We will be awarding prizes to the winning filmmaker in each category.



Festival Founder and Director Denise Gossett says "We are already planning some exciting things for our Sexy & 17th year!".



Last year's festival was a great success. We had our biggest audience yet, with a 20% increase over the previous year and more than 35 filmmakers in attendance.



HOW TO ENTER Entry form and information: www.shriekfest.com



We look forward to seeing your film!

Shriekfest Film Festival Staff
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Women in Horror Film Festival
Late Deadline
Jul 1, 2017
$45
$40
Final Deadline
Jul 15, 2017
$55
$50
Winners Notified:
Aug 18, 2017
The Women in Horror Film Festival is a film festival, screenwriting competition, and horror convention taking place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Convention Center in Peachtree City, GA from Sep 21-24, 2017. The festival is dedicated to celebrating women filmmakers and screenwriters in the horror and science fiction genres.

To qualify, films must have three or more of the following roles fulfilled by women: Director, Writer, Producer, SFX Artist, Composer, Cinematographer, and/or Lead Talent. One woman may fulfill multiple roles. Screenplay submissions must be written or co-written by a woman. Read full rules at www.wihff.com.

All of our awards can be found on our website, but here are a few: All Finalists will receive a full festival pass to attend the fest during Sep 21-24, 2017. Winners will receive a custom WIHFF trophy, designed by horror and sci fi sculpture artist Karl Liebecap. All feature film finalists will be considered by international distributor Terror Films. The winner of best feature will receive a 2-page spread both in print and online in Dead, Buried & Back Magazine. The best student film will receive a grant as well as a 1-hr session with industry pro Mark Simon. The best short screenplay winner will receive a free course from Screenwriters University and a copy of StoryO software from Jungle Software. More prizes TBA!
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Oil Valley Film Festival
Regular Deadline
Jul 1, 2017
$30
$20
Final Deadline
Jul 1, 2017
$30
$20
Winners Notified:
Aug 1, 2017
At the Oil Valley Film Festival, our mission is to bring the voices and films of new and established filmmakers to the heart of Venango County, an area underrepresented in the world of film.

Located in Oil City, Pennsylvania, and nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, attending the Oil Valley Film Festival will grant you the experience of watching engaging cinema within an intimate community with a rich history.
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Digital Griffix Online Film Festival
July
Jul 1, 2017
$10
$10
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.
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Eau Claire World Film Festival
Narrative
Jul 1, 2017
$50
$35
Documentary
Jul 1, 2017
$50
$35
Final Deadline
Aug 1, 2017
$65
$50
Winners Notified:
Oct 1, 2017
Welcome to the inaugural year of the Eau Claire World Film Festival, proudly becoming a part of the vibrant and nationally renowned arts movement centered here in the Chippewa Valley of Western Wisconsin. We are excited to bring a permanent, major, international film festival to Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Our mission is to be thoroughly connected with national/international distribution opportunities, sales agencies and creative opportunities.
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Pembroke Taparelli Arts and Film Festival (PTAFF)
Late
Jul 2, 2017
$50
$50
Extended
Aug 2, 2017
$65
$65
Final Deadline
Aug 2, 2017
$65
Winners Notified:
Nov 4, 2017
The Pembroke Taparellli Arts and Film Festival was founded in 2016 as a means to provide independent artists committed to social justice with a place through which to share their work with our global community. The festival seeks to give a platform to artists who seek to use their voice in film, theatre, spoken word, painting, sculptor, and photography to bring to light such issues as, poverty, gender inequality, homelessness, hunger, physical and psychological abuse, racism, sex trafficking, war and grief.

The festival is an intersection between art and social justice giving independent artists a place to create, thrive and bring to market work they are passionate about without fear it will never be seen. Artists are allowed to take risk, tell their stories as they work to change the world.

The PTAFF is dedicated to the discovery and presentation of emerging artists, giving them an opportunity to let their voices be heard around the world. Injustice in many forms is a reality affecting our global community, as artists we have a responsibility to stand up against injustice. Many artists take action to turn these injustices around through their work. We seek to support and aide these artist as they help to transform, save and change the lives of those who suffer, creating a sense of hope to fuel our struggle.
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12th Annual Hamilton Film Festival
Regular
Jul 3, 2017
$50
$30
Late
Jul 31, 2017
$60
$40
Final Deadline
Aug 15, 2017
$75
$55
Winners Notified:
Aug 31, 2017
“This fest is sure to become the next TIFF it is keeps up this caliber of cinema heaven.” - John Nicol / Filmmaker

The 12th Annual Hamilton Film Festival continues to be one of Canada’s most important up-and-coming film festivals. This year’s festival will feature over $25,000 in prize value, plus the opportunity to network with, and pitch your films, scripts and projects. Distributors actively look to the Hamilton Film Festival for titles and we will be releasing a list of films acquired during the 2016 festival.

Guests have included Academy Award® winner Colin Chilvers, Daniel Baldwin, Michael Pare (Eddie and the Cruisers), Tony Rosato (SCTV), Marc Blucas (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Robert Miano (Donny Brasco), Frank D’Angelo (Red Maple Leaf), Fred Fuchs (Godfather III Executive Producer, Milton's Secret) Art Hindle (Black Christmas), Doug McGrath (Goin’ Down the Road), Lynne Griffin (Curtains), Julian Richings (Superman: Man of Steel), Kirsten Bodenstedt (COO and Co-Owner of Peregrine Labs) Academy Award® winner Colin Doncaster, Bob Munro (VFX Supervisor), Sean Sullivan (Wayne’s World, Back to the Future III) Lisa Langlois (Class of 1984) and many, many more! Filmmakers and producers attended from Italy, Germany, Austria, France, the USA and all across Canada.

We have 14 prize categories, including Jury, Feature, Short, Doc, Actor, Actress, Editing, Cinematography, Screenplay (x2), Music, Student, Truly Independent local award and the legendary Sparquie the Squirrel award!

For the first time ever we will have a theme to the festival. MUSIC will be at the forefront this year with live performances (related to film), composing panels, music discussions and guests and of coarse, a spotlight on the music in the movies we are screening!

As a “Truly Independent” festival, we are not run by a Board of Directors and we don’t pre-program or pick themes and genres. We let YOUR submissions and selections dictate what we show each year as we accept all genres and lengths! The festival is as diverse as our alumni, who come from over 50 countries around the world. Filmmakers globally are looking to the Hamilton Film Festival as an accessible event with multiple chances to screen, win awards and gain post-festival promotion as our Alumni is our family and your movie never has a shelf life with us.

In 2016, we screened 175 films out of 700 submissions so if you have a great film, your chances are very good!

We are a festival that is very proud of screening films made by female filmmakers. Last year we screen 45 films by female directors!

We are proud to offer, for the second year, the Canadian Film Market which runs the final weekend of the festival and will include Industry Development events, quality networking, pitches and private screenings for industry. Over 25 countries participated in 2016.

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada is a major destination for film and television productions. Films like Spotlight, Crimson Peak, Suicide Squad, The Hulk and Robocop are just a few films that have taken advantage of Hamilton’s many incredible locations. Producers love the additional tax credits, Directors love the “anywhere is here” look of the city, and people love seeing it on screen!

Filmmakers around the world are choosing the Hamilton Film Festival as a required stop, and we want YOU to be a part of this growing scene that is on the verge of expanding into a not-so-hidden gem! See you and your film in Hamilton this November!
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Montevideo World Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jul 3, 2017
$23
$17
Winners Notified:
Jul 15, 2017
MonteCine has the vision of being a film festival of the world, directed to the participation of films from all continents, that reflect the varied cultures and languages. It seeks diversity first of all, that is why all the cinematographic expressions, from the conservative to the more experimental, are accommodated. It will be held in the town of El Prado (Montevideo), from July 13 to 15, 2017.
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Fraser Valley Film Festival
Late Deadline
Jul 4, 2017
$25
$25
Final Deadline
Jul 4, 2017
$25
$25
Winners Notified:
Aug 6, 2017
The Fraser Valley Film Festival is a three day event with screenings and networking events designed to provide opportunities for both local and international filmmakers to showcase their work and build contacts for future collaborations.

We encourage films from across Canada and the globe to enter and attend. We also have special focus on local BC filmmakers with specific categories. If you have a powerful story with a distinct voice, we want to watch it.

With events and mixers every night as well as numerous awards we hope to to build ties between emerging and established professionals, and provide an arena for filmmakers to screen their films in public and experience some incredible cinema from across the world.

We accept Features, Shorts, Documentaries, Music Videos and Animations from emerging artists and students to establish professionals. The Fraser Valley Film Festival (FVFF) is committed to the celebration of independent film and bringing it to wider audiences.

The Fraser Valley Film Festival runs every year in October at the Cottonwood Cinema in Chilliwack.

Awards & Prizes
The Fraser Valley Film Festival will close its final night with an illustrious award ceremony and gala to celebrate. Along with "Official Selection" laurels for your films promotional purposes, there will be awards handed out on the night for:

– Best of Festival
– Best Feature Film
– Best Short Film
– Best Documentary
– Best Music Video
– Best Animation

Other technical awards will be handed out for:

– Best Director
– Best Actor
– Best Actress
– Best Cinematography
– Best Editor
– Best Score
– Best Original Screenplay

Every "Official Selection" will receive an official plaque at the ceremony too.

(Note: The award categories are subject to change depending on submissions. You must be present at the ceremony to receive the physical award).
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Calcutta International Cult Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jul 5, 2017
$0-80
Winners Notified:
Jul 10, 2017
Open call for submissions for the 8th edition of CICFF.

Calcutta International Cult Film Festival, an official member of the British Film Institute, in London, and of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, in New York, is a monthly live screening film festival, with a yearly gala in the City of Joy. The monthly live screenings take place at the end of each month at Indira Cinema (one of the most prestigious film venues of Kolkata).

Each month, the most representatives of monthly award winners are screened in Kolkata, at Indira Cinema, and reviewed by CULT CRITIC film magazine. These reviews are shared at each film IMDb page (if applicable). Some filmmakers, screenwriters and actors/actresses could be invited for an interview to be published as well in CULT CRITIC film magazine.
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Peachtree Village International Film Festival
Late Deadline
Jul 7, 2017
$40.00
$35.00
Final Deadline
Jul 21, 2017
$45.00
$40.00
Winners Notified:
Jul 26, 2017
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."
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DaVinci International Film Festival (DIFF)
Late Deadline
Jul 7, 2017
$40-50
Final Deadline
Jul 21, 2017
$40-60
Extended Deadline
Jul 21, 2017
$40-60
Winners Notified:
Jul 28, 2017
Est. 2017. Like many other film festivals, DIFF honors the best in independent cinema from around the world, but does so by recognizing many below-the-liners who largely go unnoticed and unrewarded. DIFF seeks the unsung heroes -- from best in editing, color correction, sound design, to theatrical creative and P&A, at DIFF, DIFF looks to shine the light on those who work silently, yet play an important role in getting any given film project to the festival stage.

As for format, DIFF hosts quarterly online series for all of our categories. “Vitruvian Man” winners for our feature, short and screenplay categories (ONLY) will be invited to the DaVinci Showcase Event at the end of the calendar year, for their shot at “The Leo” Award. All Vitruvian films will screen at our RED CARPET EVENT in our hometown, Los Angeles for family, friends, and industry professionals. Our fees range from $30-60/submission based on your type of project and deadline.

The DIFF Showcase Event is followed by filmmaker Q&A, and an after party where we will announce The Leo winner along with our DaVinci Film Institute grant recipient. Learn more at: tdiff.org.
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Milwaukee Women's Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jul 8, 2017
$60
$60
Winners Notified:
Sep 17, 2017
The festival is designed to showcase films that celebrate women in a city that is embracing the arts more fully. I am looking for shorts and films that either feature at least one female as the main protagonist, and/or are directed by women. So yes, films with a male director are also welcome, as long as at your film or short features at least one major female character. But any film or short directed by a woman is eligible.
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FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia 20
Regular Deadline
Jul 9, 2017
$45-60
Late Deadline
Jul 23, 2017
$55-70
Final Deadline
Aug 3, 2017
$65-80
Winners Notified:
Aug 3, 2017
FirstGlance Film Festival Philadelphia 20
Philadelphia’s Independent Film Festival since 1996!!
Celebrating the best indie films from across the globe!
Up to $20,000 in CASH AWARDS*
Celebrating Filmmakers for 20 YEARS!!
For the 1st time in our history, FirstGlance will be awarding CASH PRIZES!!

Named One of the Top 100 Film Festivals on Film Freeway!

$2000 for Best of Fest Winner…Plus another $2000 if the category reaches 200 submissions!

That’s a POSSIBLE $4000 USD for the winning filmmaker!

$2000 in Cash Prizes for BEST OF in every category that reaches 200 submissions! Over $20,000 in CASH PRIZES possible!

AND if we receive 2000 submissions TOTAL another $10,000 dollars!!

Plus Filmmaker Screening Incentives at the Film Fest
CALL FOR ENTRIES OPENS April 20
Super Early DEADLINE- May 9
Early DEADLINE- June 9
Regular DEADLINE – July 9
Late DEADLINE- July 23
EXTENDED DEADLINE- August 3

Open to filmmakers across the globe, the 20th Annual FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia screens professional, first time, student, national and international filmmakers, celebrating the best in indie film making.

This years festival OPENING NIGHT will take place in the 500 seat Kimmel Center on Broad Street in Center City Philadelphia and continue Sat and Sun at the Painted Bride Art Center in Olde City!

Our 20th Anniversary Weekend Oct 6-8 2017

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)
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Along with our festivals, FirstGlance offers a number of short films not programmed at our festival, the opportunity to be part of the longest running Short Online Contest, where the winning film wins over $2000 in prizes and the opportunity to premiere at our next event!

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.

FirstGlance awards over $50,000 in prizes and giveaways annually and offers distribution opportunities to all our Official Selections.

FirstGlance Film Festivals are the longest running international bi-coastal indie film festivals in the United States. FirstGlance has theatrically screened over 1750 films to over 150,000 attendees and has the most active Short Online Contest, having screened almost 600 short films to over 130,000 online viewers and voters over the past 8 years.

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Film Shortage, Film Snobbery, Film Threat, Film Break, Fans of Film, New York Film Academy, and Stan Lee’s World of Heroes, Scene PR, WebVee Guide, 7th Matrix.

(All information, dates and prizes subject to change and festival discretion, not all winners receive all listed prizes.)

*Cash Awards dependent upon number of submissions per category and overall for festival. Minimum $2,000 Cash to BEST OF FEST winning film
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SciFi Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jul 10, 2017
Final Deadline
Jul 10, 2017
$37.00
$30.00
Winners Notified:
Sep 17, 2017
The 4th SciFi Film Festival, (SFFF) is an annual event dedicated to putting the spotlight on science fiction and fantasy films, and interactive entertainment from all around the world.

Our curated festival program includes everything from screenings to gala premieres, workshops, discussions, interactive game experiences, VR/AR presentations, exhibitions and a lot of quirky events and fun parties.

The SFFF creates an exciting and inspiring meeting place for emerging and established artists, audiences, and media professionals.
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Film Southasia Festival 2017
Final Deadline
Jul 15, 2017
$FREE
Winners Notified:
Nov 5, 2017
Film Southasia (FSA) is a biennial festival that was set up in 1997 with the goal of popularising the documentary so that it entertains, informs and changes lives. In addition to the festival that takes place in Kathmandu every two years, FSA organizes screenings, discussions and workshops across Southasia to promote Southasian non-fiction within the Subcontinent and around the world. Film Southasia believes that film is a powerful medium that helps to not only in better represent the region internationally, but also contributes immensely in introspection and initiatives to bring change at the local level.
Ten editions of the festival have been held to date. At each festival, films are judged by a three-member Southasian jury and the best film is awarded the ‘Ram Bahadur Trophy’ for Best Film along with a citation and a cash prize of USD 2,000. The second best film is awarded a citation and cash prize of USD 1,000. The Best Debut Film is awarded the Tareque Masud Award and cash prize of USD 1,000. Past juries have been headed by well-known Southasian auteur filmmakers like Shyam Benegal, Goutam Ghose, Tareque Masud, Saeed Mirza and eminent journalist Mark Tully. Guests of honour at past festivals have included legendary poet and filmmaker Gulzar (FSA ’99), noted Indian filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt (FSA ’03) and the eminent actor and social activist Shabana Azmi (FSA ’09).
Film Southasia 2017 is going to be held from 2nd to 5th November 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal. We accept entries that are on Southasian themes or subjects; however, the filmmakers need not necessarily be Southasian. Entries may cover any subject pertaining to Southasia: from people, culture, lifestyle and adventure to development, environment, politics, education and history.
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Baltimore International Black Film Festival
Extended Deadline
Jul 15, 2017
$70
$65
Final Deadline
Sep 4, 2017
$85
$75
Winners Notified:
Oct 8, 2017
The Baltimore International Black Film Festival (BIBFF) is produced annually by the non-profit SOGAA, Inc. and will be held on October 4-9, 2017 at several venues in Baltimore. Our mission is to support unity in the community and to foster education with the best in independent film-making. BIBFF promotes "Reel Unity" with shorts, features and web-series by African Americans, the African Diaspora and members of the Same Gender Loving - Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (SGL-LGBT) community.

Established in 2014, the BIBFF provides both a venue and platform for independent films created for, by and about African Americans, the African Diaspora and members the SGL-LGBT community locally, nationally and globally.The festival accepts works produced in the USA (shorts, features and web-series) in multiple genres (animated, narrative, documentary) by filmmakers a variety of filmmakers (students, independent, professional)

Awards and trophies will be issued to films in the following categories:

Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Best International Feature
Best Narrative Short (Action, Animated, Comedy, Drama and Thriller)
Best Documentary Short (Drama and Educational/Historical)
Best International Short
Best Web Series
Best Youth Film
Audience Award (Narrative, Feature and Short)
Oscar Micheaux Award (Awarded to first time Director)

Filmmaker Benefits:
• Filmmaker Badge with full access to all screenings and events
• 5 Complimentary Tickets for the filmmaker's screening
• Filmmaker reception including networking with industry professionals
• Discounted accommodations for filmmakers
• Industry-oriented seminars and workshops
• Potential for one-on-one meetings with prominent entertainment industry professionals
• Complimentary admission for some of the leading tourist and cultural attractions in and around the City of Baltimore

The 4th Annal Baltimore International Black Film Festival will open on October 4, 2017 at the historic Charles Theatre in the Station North Arts District of Baltimore City
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ALL LIGHTS INDIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Regular Deadline
Jul 15, 2017
$40
$20
Late Deadline
Aug 15, 2017
$50
$20
Final Deadline
Aug 20, 2017
$60
$30
Winners Notified:
Sep 30, 2017
All Lights India International Film festival happening at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad(December 01-04,2017), the flagship event of Indywood Film Carnival, announces its 3rd edition.Films which are completed between 2016 August and June 2017 are eligible for participation.

International Competition for: Feature Films | Debut Directors | Short Films | Documentaries | Student Short Films | Indian Movies

Out of Competition: Environmental / Sustainability Films | Children Films | Short Film Corner
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Screamfest Horror Film Festival
Regular
Jul 15, 2017
$37-57
Final
Aug 1, 2017
$47-67
Final Deadline
Aug 15, 2017
$62-82
Extended
Aug 15, 2017
$62-82
Winners Notified:
Oct 19, 2017
17th annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival takes place Oct. 10-19, 2017 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood.

Moviemaker named us 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee.

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

Screamfest is best known for discovery Paranormal Activity.
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WIPE Amateur Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jul 15, 2017
$10
$10
Winners Notified:
Aug 1, 2017
Amateur Film Festival WIPE is created to give viewers the opportunity to watch films of different genres made by non-professionals, who in turn will be able to meet with their audience.

The word “amateur” comes from the Latin word “amo”, “to love”, and that love for cinema is at the heart of all the works that we show in our film festival. This love not only replaces the film-education for their authors, but also exempts them from all sorts of boundaries, which an education creates. So the amateur films for us is not a conceptual format of the film festival. It is a search for the new film language, which can exist just outside of industrial schemes of production and distribution.

Like in the past year, when we did the first edition of WIPE, the only requirement for the participants - NO FILM EDUCATION. Genre, format, duration and other formal and technical characteristics are not important.
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GardenCity International Film Festival
Extended Deadline
Jul 17, 2017
$35
Final Deadline
Aug 21, 2017
$40
Winners Notified:
Feb 4, 2018
GardenCity International Film Festival proudly brings the world of cinema to the IT city of India, Bangalore. We are happy to introduce the local audience to a range of most recent, cinematically daring and powerful filmmaking from around the globe. We want to be a festival that touches and teaches the audience, a festival that will drive creators to produce meaningful films, a festival that drives audiences from all walks of life and makes the week-end a deep experience that becomes a long lasting tradition.

From comedy to horror, drama to sci-fi, animation to docs, and everything in between, GardenCity accepts submissions of all genres, and looks for creative storytelling above anything else.
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