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Culture & Diversity Film Festival
Regular Deadline
Jun 17, 2019
$15-30
Extended Deadline
Aug 15, 2019
$25-40
Final Deadline
Sep 14, 2019
$30-55
Winners Notified:
Sep 29, 2019
Welcome to the Culture & Diversity Film Festival! We celebrate the many colors of our lives and our world by screening a variety of films from around the globe. We honor the filmmakers with awards and prizes, and host parties and gatherings for filmmakers and the local community.

Our venue is the world famous Redwood Cafe in Cotati, CA in the heart of wine country.

We accept shorts, features and music videos, and our submission fees are as low as $5. We look forward to watching your film!
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Big Apple Film Festival
Early Deadline
Jun 18, 2019
$70
$60
Regular Deadline
Jul 10, 2019
$80
$70
Final Deadline
Aug 3, 2019
$90
$80
Winners Notified:
Aug 9, 2019
2019 Big Apple Film Festival and Screenplay Competition(Summer Edition). Visit BigAppleFilmFestival.com or Film Freeway to enter a film or screenplay.
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Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jun 21, 2019
$60
Winners Notified:
Jul 15, 2019
The 11th Annual DTLA Film Festival will be held October 23-27, 2019. Our primary screening venue is Regal L.A. Live Stadium 14, the only multiplex in downtown Los Angeles, featuring state-of-the-art a/v equipment and facilities. The multiplex is part of the larger L.A. Live entertainment complex featuring 25 restaurants and lounges as well as the Grammy Museum, the Staples Center and other entertainment venues. DTLA is the hub of Los Angeles, and L.A. Live is the hub of DTLA.

This year's festival will be bringing back it’s screenwriting competition accepting features, shorts and TV Pilots. There will be a live table read for the grand prize winner and other prizes to be announced.

Set in historic center of the Film Capital of the World, DTLA Film Festival (Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles) has as its mission to exhibit a wide array of independent films by and about groups traditionally underrepresented in the commercial Hollywood film industry, notably women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community.

The festival also strives to reflect the unique cultural diversity of the neighborhoods of DTLA and L.A.’s surrounding Eastside communities – home to more ethnic groups than any other place in the world.

Finally, the festival embraces DTLA as a nexus of the New Urbanism movement. It provides a platform for films that explore the history, architecture, cultural diversity and contemporary social and political issues of the modern urban landscape. At the same time, it strives to call attention to DTLA’s historic and increasing important role In Los Angeles’ creative industries where film, music, video games and digital entertainment media converge.
BLASTOFF
Phase 1
Jun 22, 2019
$29
$16
$7-29
Phase 2
Aug 24, 2019
$35
$19
$8-32
Phase 3
Nov 30, 2019
$45
$22
$8-45
Final Deadline
Feb 1, 2020
$50
$25
$8-50
Winners Notified:
Mar 1, 2020
Welcome, dear filmmaker. You want people, a lot of people, to see your short or feature film, especially the right people. We can make that happen. Of course, we have screenings in Los Angeles, but more than that BLASTOFF has platforms that request our best films and stream them, locally and all over the world, for industry movers and shakers, including producers, directors, potential investors, agents, great actors, terrific crew members, and movie-lovers generally. It's a chance to skyrocket your credibility and respect in the industry! We call it BLASTOFF EXPOSURE.

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

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

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

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

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

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

When you submit to BLASTOFF you gain access to a world in which successful filmmakers are rewarded for their creativity, courage, and the massive energy required to make a film. It's a life-changing opportunity! Take it. You've earned it. You deserve BLASTOFF EXPOSURE.
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Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2019
Final Deadline
Jun 24, 2019
$25
Winners Notified:
Nov 9, 2019
Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2019 Now Open-Awards & International Showcases

Featuring the best short films of 2019 at international film festivals

We're screening 8 nights of short film at cinemas across Edinburgh in 2019

Presenting awards and trophies for the best films selected by our jury for Best Film, & Best Animation & Best Scottish Short!

This year, we're also excited to be programming films and film partnerships for our 2019 partners:

DC Independent Film Festival (Washington)
The Adriatic Film Festival
The Sardinia Film Festival
Fastnet Film Festival
Firenze FilmCorti (Florence)
Puppet Animation Scotland
Edinburgh Printmakers

Open for entries online

https://www.edinburghshortfilmfestival.com/call-for-entries-2019/
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Las Vegas International Film and Screenplay Competition
Final Deadline
Jun 25, 2019
$75
$50
Winners Notified:
Aug 3, 2019
The Las Vegas International Film and Screenwriting Competition mission is to celebrate the independent motion picture and literary arts by providing a platform for filmmakers and writers to have their work awarded and recognized. The Las Vegas International Film and Screenwriting Competition offer more than just a handful of award possibilities. We pride ourselves in providing a wide variety of award opportunities between our various screenwriting and film categories.
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Grimmfest
Regular
Jun 28, 2019
$65
$25
Final Deadline
Jul 29, 2019
$82
$35
Late
Jul 29, 2019
$82
$35
Early Bird
Apr 22, 2020
$60
$20
Winners Notified:
Oct 7, 2019
Recently voted one of the top 30 genre film festivals in the world by Movie Maker magazine. Grimmfest (first weekend in Oct, Manchester UK) is a truly independent genre film festival, committed and dedicated to sharing great movies from both new and established filmmakers from the world of genre cinema. We pride ourselves on premiering the very best in new horror, cult, extreme fantasy and sci-fi movies. 2019 is our eleventh year. We have over £120K worth of prizes for award winning movies and our sponsors include The Horror Channel, Fangoria, Rue Morgue, Shudder, Dread Central, Final Draft and more.
Satisfied Eye International Film Festival
Late
Jun 29, 2019
$40
$26
Final Deadline
Jul 27, 2019
$45
$30
Winners Notified:
Sep 1, 2019
"The festival was a revelation. The scope and quality of films, workshops and networking opportunities were truly splendid. It's busy, it's exciting, it's thrilling. Organised to a fine detail, the SEIFF is a filmmaker's dream. One of the best in the UK." Dave Gilbank, Polterheist

MISSION

SEIFF is a true celebration of independent film which brings together filmmakers, writers, film shakers and the movie-going public in a warm, convivial environment.

With a focus on increasing opportunity for independent filmmakers and writers, SEIFF looks to promote and exhibit exceptional work by creatives from around the globe and help them make valuable connections - while increasing the audience for their work. SEIFF is more than just a film festival, it's an unforgettable experience for all involved, making SEIFF an essential industry event.

A multi-award-winning jury panel including BAFTA/Oscar/Emmy winners, agents and producers, all official selections and shortlisted screenplays meet at our invite only networking event and will receive a full festival pass.

NEW FOR THIS YEAR

SEIFF in 2019 now accepts web series and also this year will present an award for best Canadian film. All official selections in all categories will be reviewed on imdb and get an invite to our private festival networking event with industry alumni and judging panel.

THE INDUSTRY

SEIFF presents a diverse programme of only the highest quality independent feature films, animation, documentaries, short films and web series from all around the world.

SEIFF looks to make important discoveries of upcoming directors, actors, writers and all those involved in the filmmaking process, ensuring it’s a renowned and valued platform for both undiscovered talent and respected industry peers alike.

Our key objective is for SEIFF to be seen as a mark of quality and a SEIFF award to be a stamp of recognition and true validation.

With a large number of exceptional films being made that struggle to gain attention but deserve to be seen by critics, agents, peers and film lovers, SEIFF aims to bring to the festival the most superlative and creative films. SEIFF prioritises making the festival an attractive destination for agents, critics, investors and other career-makers.

The festival includes networking, Q&As, screenings, social events and special guests.

Our closing annual awards ceremony at the world famous Queen's Stand, Epsom Racecourse, gives recognition to the best talent in front of and behind the camera with a gala ceremony open to filmmakers and the public.
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San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
Reguarly Deadline
Jun 30, 2019
$90
$50
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2019
$110
$70
Extend Deadline
Jul 31, 2019
$110
$70
Winners Notified:
Aug 25, 2019
The San Diego International Kid's Film Festival promotes the idea of entertainment with education. Films are made by youth and adult of worldwide. The Festival have film screenings, industry panels; film market; Opening Gala, Red Carpet, Award Ceremony, International film maker reception. Also, cultural fashion competition as cross-cultural exchange event.
F3: Frankly Film Fest
Regular
Jun 30, 2019
$5
Late
Jul 31, 2019
$10
Final Deadline
Aug 15, 2019
$20
Extended
Aug 15, 2019
$20
Winners Notified:
Sep 1, 2019
Founded in 2004, by Frankly Zoe Productions as a one off festival to promote their Youth Summer Movie Program, 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 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. On Saturday night when the screenings wrap, awards will be presented for in various categories.

We are now in our fourth year.

The festival takes place at the Miami Centre Mall in Piqua, Ohio.
Moondance International Film Festival
REGULAR
Jun 30, 2019
$50
$50
EXTENDED
Jul 15, 2019
$75
$75
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2019
$100
$100
FINAL
Aug 15, 2019
$100
$100
Winners Notified:
Aug 15, 2019
Moondance, established in 1999, is known as the unique "Film Festival Without Borders", 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, based in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, USA!

The secret to our international success and longevity can be directly attributed to upholding our founding principles, integrity, goals, values and vital mission. We strive to inspire talented filmmakers, writers, composers and audiences, locally and globally.

The Moondance International Film Festival has distinguished itself around the world as much more than an annual film festival! The Moondance is a unique community, a supportive, productive, and creative year-round collaboration between independent filmmakers and movie audiences, between writers, music composers and the world of top-quality filmed entertainment.

CONTACT: moondancefestival@gmail.com

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Our very popular news-blog has festival event info, announcements, entertainment industry news, insider articles, recommendations, things to consider & more! www.moondancefilmfestival.com/blog
Oniros Film Awards
Final Deadline
Jun 30, 2019
Winners Notified:
Aug 24, 2019
The Oniros Film Awards is a monthly and annual IMDb qualifying competition based in Aosta, Italy, which celebrates films from all around the world with awards in different categories and genres. The OFA allows filmmakers to submit their projects to get it judged by award winning industry professionals specialized in various fields and compete with other talented filmmakers.
Our mission is to discover quality and ambitious films, to promote filmmakers’ works and to help them realize their dreams. The Oniros Film Awards is all about Dreams (ὄνειρος = oneiros, Dream in Greek language), ours and yours. The Oniros Film Awards is conceived by Dreamers for Dreamers. Dream Big, always!
Epic ACG Fest
early bird
Jun 30, 2019
$60
$30
regular
Aug 31, 2019
$80
$40
Final Deadline
Oct 4, 2019
$100
$60
extended
Oct 4, 2019
$100
$60
Winners Notified:
Oct 27, 2019
Epic ACG fest is a unique event showcase animation, comics and games. Though screening, exhibition and competition, bring together the creative elements, the artists and the general public from worldwide.
During the festival, EACG is also hosting the Live Demonstrations, Networking Receptions, Master Workshops, Panel Discussions, Business Symposiums, Recruiting and the Professional Exhibits offered throughout the event as well as the One-On-One Personal Consultations with creative professionals from top studios and educational institutions both local and international. The Award ceremony is a red carpet event that provides recognitions and great memories.
Columbus Black International Film Festival
Late
Jun 30, 2019
$35
$35
Final Deadline
Jul 20, 2019
$45
$45
Extended
Jul 20, 2019
$45
$45
Winners Notified:
Jul 22, 2019
The primary objective of the Columbus Black International Film Festival is to showcase Black filmmakers locally, nationally and internationally, while highlighting a spectrum of stories told by people of the African diaspora.

This festival will also provide 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 that will showcase new and emerging talent as well as talent that has represented our city for years.
Digital Griffix Film Festival
July
Jul 1, 2019
$20
$20
Final Deadline
Dec 24, 2019
$20
$20
Winners Notified:
Dec 25, 2019
After a successful third year, Digital Griffix film festival is back as an international online and onsite event, a showcase of short films under 30 minutes and full length films. The films are selected each month to be screened from our website and vimeo account for a week or more, starting on February 1st 2019. There will be a new deadline set every month.

Prizes will be sent at the end of 2019 and will be trophies and certificates

At the end of the year, on December 25th 2019 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.
SF3 - SmartFone Flick Fest
Earlybird
Jul 1, 2019
$13-40
Final Deadline
Aug 1, 2019
$20-40
Regular/Final
Aug 1, 2019
$20-40
Winners Notified:
Sep 15, 2019
SF3 - the SmartFone Flick Fest is Australia’s international smartphone film festival.

Open to filmmakers of all ages from every country; from first-time filmmakers to professionals. As long as your film is shot entirely on a smartphone or tablet, your film is eligible for submission.

We have 4 categories in 2019: SF3 Best Film (films 20 mins and under), SF3 Best Feature Film, SF3 Kids (for filmmakers 16 and under) and SF360 Award (360 and VR videos).

Everyone has a great idea for a short film and a potential movie camera in their pocket, so no excuses. Here’s your chance to start filming and be in the running to share in over $30,000 worth of prizes and have your film screened on one of Australia's premiere screens in front of a global audience.

Our finalist films and one feature film will be selected from all the entries to screen at SF3 2019. We will be holding three live screenings and awards in an exciting venue partnership with Australia's largest cinema and home to premieres and Hollywood Galas, Event Cinemas George St, in Sydney. Our Gala will be held on Sunday 15th Septmeber with our very first feature film premier and our second SF3 Kids Screening and Awards, being held on Saturday 14th September along with a masterclass and networking filmmaker meetup and red carpet events.

Our 2018 Gala Finals were a complete sell-out at the Sydney Opera House and our SF3 Kids and Shortlist Screenings were held at Event Cinemas Bondi Junction. From 2015-2018 we held our Gala Finals at the iconic art deco Chauvel Cinema in Paddington, Sydney.

Many of our past Top Ten and shortlisted films have been invited to screen around the world at our partner film festivals including the International Mobil Film Festival in San Diego, the Syria Mobile Film Festival and more. The opportunities are endless for smartphone filmmakers.

All films MUST be shot entirely on a smartphone or tablet, meet our time requirements and you can use any editing software, apps and phone additions, and you can edit on a PC, laptop or your phone.

So, pull your phone out of your pocket and start filming, it really is that easy!

SF3 is proud to award over $30,000 worth of prizes from our amazing sponsors including prize packs from The Pocket Film Academy and the #Filmbreaker Movement, Luma Touch, Final Draft, Rode Mics, The Hub Studio, Screen Actors Workshop, Power Productions and Story Board Quick, the Australian Cinematographer's Society, the Australian Director's Guild, Screen Producers Australia, the Australian Writer's Guild, iOgrapher, iPitch TV, Laugh Masters Academy, Anthony Mora PR for Filmmakers, Ribbet, Charliee Presley & NIDA.

Prizes awarded: SF3 Best Film, SF3 People's Choice, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, WIFT Women In Film Award, Best Actress, Best Actor & Best Kids Flick (for under 16s), Founders' Flick Pick, Best Community Film Award and Best 360/VR Video.
Bahamas International Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jul 4, 2019
$80
$70
Extended Deadline
Jul 4, 2019
$80
$70
Screenplay Extended Deadline
Sep 5, 2019
$150
Winners Notified:
Oct 1, 2019
Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) is a unique and intimate Film Festival taking in the Bahamas.

BIFF offers much to the filmmaker by way of networking in a relaxed, island atmosphere while simultaneously providing all the amenities of an excellent festival. Movies are screened multiple times in several islands throughout The Bahamas such as Nassau and Eleuthera, giving the filmmaker excellent exposure and hospitality, each filmmaker being treated with personal and professional service.
Oil Valley Film Festival
Regular Deadline
Jul 7, 2019
$30
$20
Final Deadline
Aug 1, 2019
$40
$30
Late Deadline
Aug 1, 2019
$40
$30
Winners Notified:
Sep 8, 2019
Since 2016, the Oil Valley Film Festival's mission is to bring the voices and films of new and established filmmakers to the heart of Venango County, an area underrepresented in the world of film. Located in Oil City, Pennsylvania, and nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, attending the Oil Valley Film Festival will grant you the experience of watching engaging cinema within an intimate community with a rich history.

All selected films will compete for various prizes and/or accolades. You can read more about the festival here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_Valley_Film_Festival.
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Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival
REGULAR
Jul 8, 2019
$50
$40
LATE
Jul 29, 2019
$60
$45
Final Deadline
Aug 19, 2019
$50
EXTENDED
Aug 19, 2019
$65
$50
Winners Notified:
Oct 13, 2019
SLEEPY HOLLOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (SHIFF), a celebration of outstanding genre cinema in the very cradle of the American Supernatural is taking place in Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, NY, on October 10-13, 2019, and is now accepting film and script submissions! Be a part of this wondrous exploration of creative cinema, right in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley region, during its legendary Halloween season!

This special place, this remarkable hollow of the indescribable, bewitched not only Washington Irving, the author of the legendary short story, but also artists of every creative pursuit for the next two centuries—including masters of the cinematic arts.

SHIFF celebrates this legacy of artistic inspiration and achievement. In addition to the bicentennial of his story—and an uncanny happenstance worthy of Irving himself—2019 is also the 70th anniversary of the beloved 1949 Walt Disney animated classic The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and the 20th anniversary of Tim Burton's acclaimed 2009 feature film, Sleepy Hollow. The festival will commemorate both of these big-screen landmarks with one-of-a-kind event showings.

But it is not enough to look back. Just as Irving used the Hudson Valley as a wellspring of extraordinary ideas to push his art forward, SHIFF strives to bring important works from current and future filmmakers into the world with exciting new films and unproduced screenplays in competition, and premiere screenings.

The festival's advisory board, selection committees and jury will include film and literary professionals with industry experience who will program and award new films and unproduced screenplays of quality, of all genres, and that touch upon, relate to or simply explore the otherworldly or unknown.

The 1st place winner of SHIFF's UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY COMPETITION will be presented with a statuette at our closing night awards ceremony, in addition to a cash prize of $500, and an InkTip prize package. 2nd and 3rd place winners will be announced at our closing night awards ceremony, and will win a cash prize of $250 each, and an InkTip prize package. All three winners will be posted on SHIFF's official site and socials, announced on our "winners" PR blast to media outlets, and published in the fest's "winners" article in the Hudson Valley area newspaper, the River Journal.
European Cinematography AWARDS
Final Deadline - June
Jul 8, 2019
$39,99
Final Deadline - September
Oct 8, 2019
$39,99
Final Deadline
Jan 8, 2020
$39,99
Final Deadline - December
Jan 8, 2020
$39,99
Winners Notified:
Feb 10, 2020
ECA is Monthly and Annual qualifying film competition for filmmakers worldwide. We support new and student film-makers, who are just beginning their careers with a supportive and enthusiastic audience for their creative efforts and giving them access to film industry professionals who can offer guidance and other forms of career assistance.

Cinematography AWARDS officially called the “Golden Eagle” is an award in the form of a statuette for outstanding achievements in the field of cinematography.

We only award the best independent filmmakers after a comprehensive evaluation process. Our judges evaluate the quality of filmmaking, creativity, and storytelling ability. Our mission is to promote films, and be another step up in the filmmakers' careers.
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13th Waterford Film Festival
Regular
Jul 8, 2019
$17.50
Final Deadline
Aug 23, 2019
$23.50
Winners Notified:
Nov 24, 2019
Now Open for Short Scripts and Films!
The Waterford Film Festival was established in 2007 by local filmmaker Stephen Byrne.

His objective was to bring something new to Waterford's arts and cultural scene, promoting local, national, and international filmmakers and writers, but in particular independent film.

Since the foundation of the festival, we have screened 600+ films from filmmakers around the world as well promoting writers with the short screenplay competition. The WFF is the first film festival in the Republic of Ireland to hold a short screenplay competition.

Filmmakers from across Ireland, UK, France, Germany, Holland, Spain, Greece and as far as Canada and USA have attended the festival.

In 2018 the festival had a record breaking amount of submissions with filmmakers and writers sending in projects from 30 countries across the globe.

It is estimated that since the festival was established in 2007 that the local economy have benefited from the festival in excess of €600,000 in tourism.

To date the festival has awarded prizes worth in excess of €40,000 with our partners at FilmLab and sponsors.

The festival presents short films of a wide range of genres including drama, thrillers, horrors, comedy, Sci-Fi, True stories. Each year we produce a series of events that are creative, interesting, fun and entertaining.

In 2019 the festival will be celebrating its 13th Annual Event and Central Arts will be hosting the event from Friday 22nd November to Sunday 24th November.
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA)
Final Deadline
Jul 11, 2019
No Deadlines - Monthly Fest
Jul 11, 2019
$25-40
Winners Notified:
Aug 11, 2018
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization designed to showcase innovative works by emerging filmmakers from around the world, providing a forum where filmmakers can be recognized for their contributions, have open audience discussions about their projects and connect with industry professionals for insight on distribution, production, acquisition and representation. Submission fees are $25 (LA Local), $30 (non-LA Local Student), $35 (Shorts) and $40 (Features).
Shriekfest Horror/SciFi Film Festival & Screenplay Competition
Final Deadline
Jul 11, 2019
$30-65
Winners Notified:
Oct 6, 2019
A celebration of indie horror/thriller/scifi/fantasy films and scripts! Currently celebrating our 19th year! Shriekfest is bi coastal in Los Angeles and Orlando!

Fees vary on when you submit
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Late
Jul 15, 2019
$50
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2019
Extended
Oct 31, 2019
$65
Winners Notified:
Nov 30, 2019
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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Garden State Film Festival
Early Bird
Jul 15, 2019
$35
$30
Regular
Oct 15, 2019
$45
$40
Late
Nov 10, 2019
$55
$45
Final Deadline
Dec 1, 2019
$75
$60
Extended
Dec 1, 2019
$75
$60
Winners Notified:
Feb 1, 2020
GSFF is rooted in the celebration of the independent film genre and the creation of a forum where independent filmmakers can exhibit their work. Created to pay tribute to NJ’s legacy as the birthplace of the American film industry and founded in 2002 our event takes place each spring in Asbury Park, NJ. Winners of the screenplay competition receive a live reading of their script by professional actors.
Over the Fence Comedy short film festival
Late
Jul 22, 2019
$33
$28
Final Deadline
Sep 22, 2019
$37
$32
Winners Notified:
Nov 1, 2020
Over The Fence, one of the world's coolest comedy film festivals is looking for the best comedy films from around the planet!
Our criteria for a comedy short film is simple `a film which is driven by, or, ultimately concludes with an 'excellent sense of humour'.

Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival strives for excellence in curating and presenting comedy films that change the way we view the world. We celebrate new & independent filmmakers, their comic masterpieces, and, their excellent sense of humour.

We are committed to encouraging and stimulating comedy film production worldwide, and promote comedy films that celebrate, entertain and inspire.

We are an organisation dedicated to championing independent and new filmmakers. We create a vibrant, stimulating, inspiring environment for filmmakers & audiences, and bring laughter, thought and joy to people.
Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition 2019
Regular Deadline
Jul 22, 2019
$55
$35
Final Film Deadline
Sep 30, 2019
$60
$40
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2019
$65
$45
Final Screenplay Deadline
Oct 31, 2019
$65
$45
Winners Notified:
Dec 17, 2019
Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition was founded to encourage and support independent low and big budget, filmmakers, who work in the horror, suspense, science fiction, drama,action, adventure, and art house genres.

INTRODUCING THE MARY PICKFORD AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE FILM ARTS
This Award is to Highlight Women in The Film Arts. We call it "The Zed Fest Mary Pickford Award" In honor the Great Mary Pickford Silent Film Pioneer.

"WE HOPE TO DISCOVER THE CULT MOVIES OF THE FUTURE."

Zed Fest Film Festival 2019 Prizes:
Over $5000 in Cash & Prizes will be Divided among winners

ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL GENRES:
Horror
Suspense
Science Fiction
Supernatural
Arthouse
Action/Adventure
Fantasy
Documentary
Music Videos
Super 8
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14th Annual Hamilton Film Festival
Regular
Jul 22, 2019
$30-50
Final Deadline
Aug 12, 2019
Late
Aug 12, 2019
$45-65
Winners Notified:
Nov 10, 2019
"Amazing festival! It is Canada’s TriBeCa!" - Filmmaker James Stewart

The 14th Annual Hamilton Film Festival continues to be one of Canada’s most important film festivals for Canadian and International films. Hosted in a city with a booming art scene, it has become a go-to destination to live and work for several people in the film and television industry with year-round opportunities to network, engage, pitch and participate. Distributors, festivals and industry professionals actively look to the Hamilton Film Festival for content, connections and top-notch engagement.

HFF 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), Alex Elena (Drummer for Bruce Dickinson) 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), Craig Davidson (Author / Rust and Bone) 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) Dan Lyon (Telefilm), Matthew Willson (Producer) and many, many more! Filmmakers and producers attended from Italy, Germany, Austria, France, the USA and all across Canada.

The theme this year is COMEDY: HAPPY STUFF! Our main focus will be around fun, energetic, uplifting, inspiring films. However you interpret that, is up to you! Features, Shorts, Docs, Experimental, Animated, Student, Web Series...we accept all genres and lengths. Don't worry, we will always make room for your dark, fun-less films, but it will have to be really good since you will be competing for limited space.

We have 15 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! This year we are adding a Best Sound category.

DISABILITIES
We want you to think about disability and film. Specifically we want you to consider the people who are hard of hearing or Deaf. These people want to watch your films! We had a night dedicated to this and had ASL interpreters on sight, something we hope to duplicate this year.

The Hamilton Film Festival is again offering a submission discount to films that have English subtitles. Yes, even for English-language films. If your film has (or will have) subtitles please reach out to us prior to submitting and we will offer you a discount code which will apply to both the Hamilton Film Festival screenings and the Canadian Film Market. Contact us directly for the code.


THE MARKET
We are proud to offer, for the fourth year, the Canadian Film Market which runs the final weekend of the festival and will include Industry Development events, quality networking, pitches and more! 50 countries have participated. You should too!

OUR CITY
Guillermo Del Toro love’s our city and say’s he’s been watching it since the 90’s and would like to set up his own studio here. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada is a major destination for film and television productions. Shows like The Handmaid’s Tale, The Shape of Water, 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! You will also have the opportunity to meet with the people who run the film office, should you wish to film in our great city!.

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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Peachtree Village International Film Festival
Regular Deadline
Jul 26, 2019
$40
$35
Final Deadline
Aug 28, 2019
$45
$40
Late Deadline
Aug 28, 2019
$45
$40
Winners Notified:
Sep 8, 2019
PVIFF is hosted by Gipp. Museums, Inc. PVIFF attracts 3,000+ people each year from around the world. PVIFF was created in 2006 under the previous name (Sweet Auburn International Film Festival) and have served as the launching pad for many successful filmmakers and other artists alike in the film & entertainment industry. This dynamic international film festival showcases feature length films, shorts, music videos, documentaries, and screenplays from around the globe. PVIFF also feature celebrity attractions, innovative workshops, panels, parties, and much more. PVIFF is one of the most celebrated film events through dynamic programming and a dedication to helping filmmakers excel in their careers. PVIFF's brand is entrenched in the old saying "It Takes A Village."

Our vision allows us to create a village atmosphere that provide opportunities not only for filmmakers but for business owners and film enthusiasts. Artists such as Actor/Director, Mario Van Peebles, Actress, Ruby Dee, Director/Writer Rob Hardy of Rain Forest Films, Producer, Roger Bobb of Tyler Perry Studios, Director, Malcolm Lee, Casting Director, Alpha Tyler formerly of Tyler Perry Studios, Casting Director, Kim Hardin, Emmy Award Winning Producer, Dean Hargrove, Casting Director & Producer, Reuben Cannon formerly of Tyler Perry Studios, Best Selling Author Omar Tyree, Actor, Bill Nunn, Director, Kenny Leon, Humanitarian, Afeni Shakur and more have all participated in various aspects of PVIFF over the years. In 2006 during PVIFF's first year the winning short film "Binta & The Great Idea" was nominated for an Academy Award and numerous other projects have received phenomenal acclaim throughout the years as well. With increased exposure, the assistance from the film and business community PVIFF will continue to help ignite opportunities and make dreams to come true for decades to come.
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Web Series Festival Global
Final Deadline
Jul 30, 2019
$70
Winners Notified:
Aug 2, 2019
Web Series Festival Global - Helping Creatives Shape the Future of TV by Celebrating Great Content From Hollywood - The Home Of The Entertainment Industry An Online Web Series Festival For A Global Community Of Content Creators

Submit your Pilot - Script - Web Series today! Every Web Series entry
• Considered for Grand Prize or Category Winner $5000.00 in Awards
• Receives a Digital subscription to Videomaker Magazine
• Is considered for Distribution Last Year Bad News Pairs, a script, won Grand Prize. You could be the next Award Winner! Submit today. www.WebSeriesFestivalGlobal.com

Genres include but are not limited to:
• Drama
• Comedy
• Action
• SyFy
• Documentary
• LGBT
• Script
• Animation
• E/I
• Horror

www.WebSeriesFestivalGlobal.com
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Changing Face International Film Festival
July
Jul 31, 2019
$15
Final Deadline
Sep 30, 2019
$15
Winners Notified:
Oct 20, 2019
CFIFF aims to encourage diverse content from diverse creators. We are excited to invite you to take part in our 3rd 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 our annual competition where overall winners will be selected.
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NZ Web Fest
Late
Jul 31, 2019
$35-55
Final Deadline
Aug 31, 2019
$40-65
Winners Notified:
Nov 16, 2019
The NZ Web Fest curates and celebrates online entertainment, and is a proud participant in the Web Series World Cup.

2019 sees our fifth edition, and we wish to introduce a new programme strand of shows for children/youth. This year we especially encourage submissions which target that demographic.

Submissions for #NZWF19 are open 1 February - 31 August. Full submission, category and award information is on our FilmFreeway page.

#NZWF19 will run Saturday 16 - Sunday 17 November 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand.
Film Southasia Festival 2019
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2019
$Free
Winners Notified:
Nov 17, 2019
Film Southasia (FSA) is a biennial festival held in Kathmandu, Nepal, initiated in 1997 to popularise documentaries that inform, entertain and transform lives. In between festivals, a package of fine and representative films travel the region and overseas as mini-festivals titled Travelling Film Southasia (TFSA).

Film Southasia invites submissions for the 12th edition of the premier documentary film festival of Southasian region that will take place 14-17 November 2019 in Kathmandu.

Awards & Prizes

- ‘Ram Bahadur Trophy’ for Best Film

- Runner-Up Award

- Tareque Masud Debut Film Award

- UNICEF-Nepal Award for social/children’s issues

- Student Film Award (entries to be submitted through film schools)
Global Film Festival Awards
July
Jul 31, 2019
$80
$50
September
Sep 30, 2019
$80
$50
Final Deadline
Nov 30, 2019
$80
$50
Winners Notified:
Dec 3, 2019
Welcome to GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS. We are a monthly and annual competition based in Los Angeles. We want the best worldwide film stories to promote filmmakers’ works for distributors.

The GFFA is an open door for independent filmmakers. It's a special jury formed by Hollywood producers, European and international distributors to promote films and new media.

What's the difference between submitting your project to GFFA and other film festivals?
GFFA is not the typical film festival that promotes only local artists. We have an original global channel with partners. To date, our press crew around the world includes press in the USA, Canada, England, Denmark, French, Italy, Spain, Japan, Australia, Argentina, and Brazil.

We understand the difficulties independent producers face to have a fully analyzed project. Our judging team is looking for potential films and filmmakers for scheduled meetings with executives from the film and television industry. GFFA is an opportunity for independent showrunners, directors, and producers to meet with a worldwide audience.

Every month, our jury will award the best independent filmmakers through private screenings. Every submission can submit to as many categories as fits the film to increase the chances of winning. We also provide honorable mentions for filmmakers who may not necessarily win but who should be acknowledged for their work. All the annual winners receive the prestigious Golden Star trophy, and monthly winners may contact our team to order their trophy and pay the production and shipping costs.

The GFFA Public Event will celebrate the "Best of Year" competitions. The Global Film Festival Awards has the honor of hosting eight exclusive artists on our team. The GFFA family is made up of diverse professionals who are looking for unique and creative films from around the world.
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Women in Horror Film Festival
Late Deadline
Aug 1, 2019
$45
$35
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2019
$60
$45
Winners Notified:
Feb 15, 2020
Women in Horror Film festival was established in 2016 and we are a filmmaker, screenwriter & community focused festival dedicated to celebrating and showcasing female directors, writers, cinematographers, FX artists, editors, production designers, composers & performers in genre cinema, as well as the teams with whom they work. The fest takes place in Atlanta, GA and winners in select categories will receive a truly one-of-a-kind "Lizzie" trophy.
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NEO International Film Festival
Late Deadline
Aug 1, 2019
$30
$15
Extended Deadline
Nov 1, 2019
$40
$20
Final Deadline
Nov 28, 2019
$50
$30
Super Extended Deadline
Nov 28, 2019
$50
$30
Winners Notified:
Dec 9, 2019
The Northeastern Ohio International Film Festival isn't like the other Film Festivals. Our judges aren't looking for big name actors or directors. We are truly an independent film festival and our judge's rate and grade films on the merits of the films using an extensive proprietary grading system. Each judge will also provide notes and a short constructive critique of the film if requested.

The Fourth Annual NEO International Film Festival is being held again at Paolino's Pub. 2091 Locust Street S. Canal Fulton, OH 44614 on Monday, December 10th at 6PM.
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Shorts That Are Not Pants
Regular
Aug 2, 2019
$35
Late
Sep 13, 2019
$50
Final Deadline
Oct 4, 2019
$60
Winners Notified:
Nov 16, 2019
Established in 2012 as a quarterly screening series in Toronto, Canada, Shorts That Are Not Pants is now a series of quarterly curated events culminating in a festival weekend held in November.

We've screened more than 250 films from 32 countries so far, and we're looking for more undiscovered gems to show our shorts-savvy Toronto audiences. Members of our programming team have experience working for some of the biggest and best festivals in the world (TIFF, Sundance, Hot Docs, Cannes) and travel to festivals around the world seeking out the best films and the brightest filmmakers to support.

Your submission will be evaluated by our team and if chosen, will screen at our festival in November 2019. We have seven years of great programming experience behind us, with lots of audience momentum.

See some of the nice things filmmakers have said about us here: http://www.shortsnotpants.com/testimonials/

Awards & Prizes
Awards for Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short, and Best Animated Short, as well an Audience Award. Each award comes with a cash prize of $250 as well as a selection of fee waivers to other festivals, so you can continue your film's festival journey.
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The Next Level International Film Festival
Extended Deadline
Aug 8, 2019
$40
$35
INKTIP DEADLINE
Aug 22, 2019
$40
$35
Final Deadline
Aug 31, 2019
$45
$40
Winners Notified:
Sep 7, 2019
As most filmmakers will tell you, being involved with making a film means; countless hours of hard work, stress, dedication, discipline, lack of sleep, lots of smiles, lots of tears, ridiculous amounts of coffee consumed, new bonds forged, and not to mention all those hours spent away from family and friends. So what’s the point of going through it all if no-one ever gets to see your work of art? Could you imagine if Leonardo Da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa, and just hung it in his bedroom? Your work of art NEEDS to be seen, admired and help to inspire.

The Next Level International Film Festival (TNLIFF) was inspired by filmmakers for filmmakers to encourage and help push filmmakers to their full potential. It's a platform for emerging artists to show the world what they are capable of, not just locally or nationally, but INTERNATIONALLY!

This is a free event to all those who wish to attend. That’s right it’s a FREE festival. So the money you save on a ticket can be spent on the amazing food and drinks that are on offer. Other ticket options will become available closer to the screening night, including special food and beverage packages.

The festival is held amongst the vineyards with a beautiful mountain backdrop, at the prestigious ‘Mudgee Wines’ located on Henry Lawson Drive in Mudgee NSW.
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Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival
Early Bird
Aug 9, 2019
$55
$40
Regular
Oct 11, 2019
$65
$50
Late
Nov 8, 2019
$75
$60
Final Deadline
Nov 15, 2019
$85
$70
Winners Notified:
Mar 15, 2020
Cinequest was voted Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers. Cinequest programs 85-90% of its festival from paid submissions annually, the highest percentage of the world's most influential film festivals.

"I think the most important thing about Cinequest is it's definitely the first time I've ever come to a festival where my immediate reaction is, 'What do I have to do to be invited back?' and that's not normally my reaction. It's a perfect film festival in a glorious place." - Neil Gaiman, Maverick Spirit Award Winner

Cinequest Film & VR Festival (CQFF) in San Jose / Silicon Valley: Set in the home of the world’s most influential media technology companies (Apple, Cisco, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, LinkedIn, Occulus etc.) CQFF showcases premier films, renowned and emerging artists, and breakthrough technology—empowering global connectivity between creators, innovators and audiences. CQFF has led the world in its showcase and implementation of the technologies that have revolutionized film making, exhibition and distribution. CQFF’s blend of the artist and innovator gains focus through its Maverick Awards. Its Maverick Spirit Awards recognizes artists (Harrison Ford, Nicolas Cage, Elle Fanning, J.J. Abrams, Tatiana Maslany, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bill Nighy, Ben Kingsley, Rosario Dawson, Spike Lee, James Franco, Neil Gaiman, and Sir Ian McKellen are among the guest recipients). Its Maverick Innovator Award recognizes technologists (including Martin Cooper, father of the cell phone, and Steve Wozniak, Co-founder of Apple Inc.). A Maverick stands apart from the crowd willing to create and innovate from a place of personal yet global vision.

Cinequest connects artists, innovators, media, and audiences—as people converge to experience a potent mix of immersive stories from around the globe and breakthrough technologies. Yet, Cinequest’s stellar reputation not only hinges on its knack for creating a powerful line-up, but also for securing distribution for many of its honored filmmakers. Netflix, IFC Films, Amazon, MSNBC Films, Oscilloscope, Sony Pictures, Magnolia Pictures, Kino-Lorber, eOne, Lionsgate, PBS, and HBO are just a few of the many that have signed deals with some of Cinequest's success stories.

Also, as an Academy-qualifying festival for the short film categories, Cinequest is proud to honor the winners of its Best Short Narrative and Best Short Animation prizes with a shot at every filmmaker's dream...Oscar gold.

"This festival is one that sets the trends and is actually ahead of the trends. Other festivals are copying Cinequest; I see it all the time."-- Chris Gore (Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide)

Exhibiting unique social and artistic visions from around the globe, Cinequest’s dynamic festival engages audiences in thought-provoking dialogue, giving film artists and film lovers alike an opportunity to connect. Furthermore, Cinequest provides cutting edge technology and movie-making forums to empower professionals and students.

JUST A FEW OF THE BIG FILMS & VR WHICH HAVE BEEN A PART OF CINEQUEST’S PROGRAM:
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (dir. Terry Gilliam; starring Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce)
Hotel Mumbai (dir. Anthony Mara; starring Armie Hammer, Dev Patel)
The Public (dir. Emilio Estevez; starring Emilio Estevez, Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone)
Teen Spirit (dir. Max Minghella; starring Elle Fanning)
Beirut (dir. Brad Anderson; starring Rosamund Pike, Jon Hamm)
Borg/McEnroe (dir. Janus Metz; starring Shia LeBeouf)
Krystal (dir. William H Macy; starring Nick Robinson, Rosario Dawson)
Submergence (dir. Wim Wenders; starring James McAvoy)
What They Had (dir. Elizabeth Chomko; starring Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon)
The Humanity Bureau VR (starring Nicolas Cage)

JUST A FEW OF THE CINEQUEST WORLD AND U.S. PREMIERES WHICH HAVE RECEIVED DISTRIBUTION:
I Love You Both, dir. Doug Archibald (narrative, Magnolia Pictures)
East Side Sushi, dir. Anthony Lucero (narrative, Sony Pictures)
Midnight Clear, dir. Dallas Jenkins (narrative, Lionsgate)
Fixed, dir. Alonso Mayo (narrative, Gravitas Ventures)
Witch Hunt, dir. Don Hardy, Dana Nachman (documentary, MSNBC Films)
Mine 9, dir. Eddie Mensore (narrative, Raven Banner Entertainment)


Awards & Prizes
Festival Awards include:
* Best Feature Film: Drama
* Best Feature Film: Comedy
* Best Documentary Feature
* Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror Feature Award
* Visionary Award (for the New Visions category)
* Global Vision Award
* Audience Award for Feature Narrative
* Audience Award for Feature Documentary
* Best Short Narrative Film
* Best Short Animated Film
* Best Short Documentary Film
* Best College Short Film
* Best High School Film
* Best Long Form Television Episode or Webisode
* Best Short Form Television Episode or Webisode
* Best Music Video
* Virtual & Augmented Reality Awards (see VR section for more information)
Barnstorm Fest
Regular Deadline
Aug 13, 2019
$30
$30
Late Deadline
Sep 4, 2019
$35
$35
Extended Deadline
Oct 25, 2019
$40
$45
Last Minute Deadline
Nov 15, 2019
$70
$60
Final Deadline
Dec 6, 2019
$75
$65
Winners Notified:
Dec 31, 2019
Barnstorm is not just a screenplay competition, its goal is to help you develop your script for production. Every script receives a letter of analysis from an industry professional WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF SUBMISSION and finalists receive a one-on-one consultation with a feature film producer as well as heaps of other rewards. The GRAND JURY PRIZE winner receives $9500 in cash & prizes, including a PROOF OF CONCEPT TRAILER PRODUCED BY BARNSTORM MEDIA.

At Barnstorm, we pride ourselves on helping our finalists and participants long after the festival is complete. We continue to work with and advise our participants on how to get their script made for as long as it takes. Barnstorm's ultimate goal is the preservation of independent film through the nurturing of independent voices.

FINALIST PACKAGE
Three finalists from each category will be able to pitch their projects directly to executives from Discovery Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment Television, New Line Cinema, Warner Brothers, Echo Lake Entertainment, Relativity Television, CBS, WEtv, Authentic Entertainment, Forman Productions, Infinity Media Inc., Little Studio Films, and Leftfield Pictures, all via iPitch.

Every finalist also receives a one-on-one consultation with a producer from Barnstorm Media who can advise you on how to get your film or television show made, or, better yet, how to make it yourself.

One finalist from each category will receive an InkTip prize package. Each prize package includes an InkTip script listing and an InkTip magazine listing that will promote your script to InkTip's large network of producers and reps.

GRAND JURY PRIZE
One script, regardless of category, will receive the Grand Jury Prize package. The package includes all prizes offered to finalists, as well as $250, a three month listing on The Blacklist and, the kicker, BARNSTORM MEDIA WILL PRODUCE A PROOF OF CONCEPT TRAILER FOR YOUR SCRIPT.
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