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Columbus Black International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Oct 9, 2017
Late Deadline
Jun 19, 2018
$35
$35
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2018
$45
$45
Winners Notified:
Aug 7, 2018
The Columbus Black International Film Festival was established in 2017 to showcase Black filmmakers locally, nationally and internationally while simultaneously highlighting a spectrum of stories told by people of the African diaspora.

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

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

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

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Homegrown Film
Best Music Video
Best Documentary Film
Best International Film
Best Feature Screenplay
Beat Short Screenplay
Best Animated Film
Buckeye Choice Award
BLASTOFF -
Opens for submissions:
Jun 13, 2018
Regular deadline
Jun 20, 2018
$6
Late deadline
Jul 11, 2018
$19
Extended deadline
Jul 31, 2018
$21
Final deadline
Aug 25, 2018
$40
Final Deadline
Aug 25, 2018
$25
Winners Notified:
Sep 15, 2018
BLASTOFF, acronym for Best Los Angeles Screenplay Theme-music and Original Films Festival, is a unique festival which offers worldwide distribution for great films, PRODUCTION DEALS FOR SCREENPLAYS, awards in all submission categories including performers (non gender-specific), music, and cinematography, and live screenings for an audience of producers, film critics, aficionados, and enthusiasts. Upfront... we will not tolerate discrimination of any kind, and we are 100% LGBTQ supportive. Fees range from $6 to $40, depending on deadlines.
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Sherman Oaks Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jan 1, 2018
Early Deadline
Jun 23, 2018
$40
$30
Standard Deadline
Jul 14, 2018
$45
$35
Final Deadline
Aug 4, 2018
$50
$40
Winners Notified:
Nov 25, 2018
Founded by longtime residents and movie veterans alike, the Sherman Oaks Film Festival looks to showcase the best undiscovered movies in the heart of Los Angeles. The neighborhood that was home the mall in Fast Times At Ridgemont High deserves a world class film festival!
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Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2018
Opens for submissions:
Feb 21, 2018
Final Deadline
Jun 25, 2018
$28
Winners Notified:
Nov 12, 2018
Taking short film to the masses and around the world, The Edinburgh Short Film Festival also makes awards with cash prizes for Best Film, & Best Animation & Best Scottish Short!

This year, we're also excited to be programming films for our 2018 partners:

Mecal - the Barcelona International Short Film Festival
The Sardinia Film Festival
Fastnet Film Festival (Ireland)
Firenze FilmCorti (Florence)
Hidden Door
Short Film Show (Sky TV/UK Freeview)

Max Length 25 mins, international films welcomed, all genres eligible.
Edinburgh Short Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
May 18, 2018
Final Deadline
Jun 25, 2018
$25
Winners Notified:
Sep 1, 2018
Deadlines Approaching for Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2018!

Deadlines are fast approaching for submissions to this year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival:

www.edinburghshortfilmfestival.com

There's usually plenty of reasons to submit your film to the ESFF and this year we are pleased to offer awards for Best Film, Best Animation and Best Scottish Short.

We'll also be programming the best films from 2018 for our touring programme which this year includes The Fastnet Film Festival in Ireland, Florence Short Film Festival,
The Sardinia Film Festival, Edinburgh's Hidden Door Arts Festival and Mecal, Barcelona International Short Film Festival as well as film festivals across the UK & Internationally.

The Festival welcomes submissions from Scottish, UK and International filmmakers.

All genres will be considered. Maximum duration 25 minutes.

Regular Deadline: May 25 2018
Late Deadline: June 25 2018

http://www.edinburghshortfilmfestival.com
https://www.facebook.com/edinburghshorts
https://twitter.com/EdinburghShorts
Avant Edge Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jul 20, 2017
Final Deadline
Jun 28, 2018
Winners Notified:
Jul 7, 2018
Welcome to Critical Edge Film Festival, a national network of festivals projected toward college students!

We've partnered with the art students in Chicago, IL to help bring you Avant Edge Film Festival! Our aim is to bring your film, assuming that it is radical in ideology and breathtaking in cinematography, to the student masses in one of the most artistically-rich cities in the Midwest United States. Chicago houses a vast student art scene as well. Finding like-minded festivals in the area can provide excellent opportunity to filmmakers interested in targeting a younger demographic - our next generation of filmmakers and movie-watchers.

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

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

Festival Length Requirements:
60 Minutes & Above - Feature
1-59 Minutes - Short film
<1 - Under One Minute

LOCAL CHICAGO or CHICAGO STUDENT FILMMAKERS - Contact us at www.facebook.com/criticaledgefilmfestival about a discounted submission in lieu of a local/student category during the remainder of our inaugural season.

Venue Information:
Early Screenings so far have taken place either at the Vomit House or Beauty & Brawn gallery. Our annual event will take place in mid November with venue information to come.
Art is Alive Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jan 1, 2018
Final Deadline
Jun 29, 2018
$35
Winners Notified:
Jul 9, 2018
AIA was founded in 2017 and takes places yearly in NYC. Awards are given in the following areas: Best Director, Best Short Film , Best Feature Film, Best Youth Film, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography , Best Actor - Female,
Best Actor - Male, and Best Web Series. We accept all genres, and are seeking shorts/features, screenplays and youth films. Last year, we awarded laurels, trophies and monetary compensation. We want to keep the art alive in cinema!
Oniros Film Awards
Opens for submissions:
Jul 1, 2017
Final Deadline
Jun 30, 2018
$35-35
Winners Notified:
Jul 15, 2018
The Oniros Film Awards is a monthly and annual award competition based in 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 industry professionals and compete with other talented filmmakers. Discovering quality and ambitious films is our mission, by promoting filmmakers’ works and by helping them realize their dreams. Oniros Film Awards is all about Dreams (ὄνειρος = oneiros, Dream in Greek language), ours and yours. Oniros Film Awards is conceived by Dreamers to Dreamers. DREAM BIG, ALWAYS!
FANtastic Horror Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Sep 7, 2017
Main Entry
Jun 30, 2018
$50
$50
Late Entry
Jul 31, 2018
$75
$75
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2018
$75
$75
Winners Notified:
Sep 3, 2018
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Sydney Indie Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Nov 27, 2017
Extended
Jun 30, 2018
$65
$45
Final Deadline
Jul 23, 2018
$70
$50
Winners Notified:
Aug 15, 2018
The Sydney Indie Film Festival has been created to showcase both local and international, new and creative works by emerging and established artists who are passionate about story telling via the art of film making.
We aim to share great stories with the audience, while supporting independent filmmakers. Whether you made a film with $100 or $100K budget, what will really captivate the audience is the story!
2018 Festival Dates: 22nd October - 1st November.
Together with various communities supporting the event, we aim to bring entertainment, inspiration and culture to the communities by showing stories from around the world and utilizing the impact great cinema can have upon an audience or issue.
2015: 1st year of the Sydney Indie Film Festival's events:
8 days, 62 films from 20 countries!
2016: 90 films! 13 days of events, including our very first “Outdoor Cinema Day” as part of the Gladesville Eats&Flicks massive open air Family Event!
2017: The Biggest Indie Films Show in Australia! 137 Films, 11 days, 2 locations!
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AWARDS
In 2015 we gave away 42 Awards between Feature Films and Short Films.
In 2016 we gave away 50 Awards between Feature Films and Short Films.
In 2017 we gave away 50 Awards between Feature Films and Short Films.
Awards included Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Lead Actor, Best Lead Actress, Best Support Actor, Best Support Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Music Score, Best Editing, Best Production Design, Best Special Effects, Best Drama, Best Comedy, Best Thriller, Best Science Fiction, Best Romantic Comedy, Best Animation, Best Documentary, Best Feel Good Film, Best Family Film, Best True Story Film, Indie Spirit Award, Extra Mile Award, Best Australian Film, Best Made in Sydney Film,
Made in Sydney Extra Mile, Made in Sydney Indie Spirit.
Satisfied Eye International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Feb 16, 2018
Regular
Jun 30, 2018
$25
$12
Late
Jul 31, 2018
$30
$16
Final Deadline
Sep 1, 2018
$35
$20
Winners Notified:
Sep 1, 2018
Satisfied Eye International Film Festival is a festival in the heart of the UK's film and gaming hubs. Focusing on the discovery and promotion of new talent, SEIFF's key aim is to further the careers of exceptional creatives and brings together new and up-and-coming writers with talented filmmakers and a judging panel of Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy award-winning industry professionals, agents, film buyers and other alumni. Award winners in all categories are invited to a private networking event with the judges and other professionals, as well as receiving trophies, certificates, online Masterclasses with the likes of Shonda Rhimes, recorded table readings with professional actors and free festival passes for the entire festival. Each submission will also receive the judges' report with ratings and notes. The festival accepts full length feature scripts, short scripts and TV pilots. Including workshops, debates, Q&As, networking opportunities, drink, food and screenings of only the best new independent films, SEIFF aims to be a mark of genuine quality and achievement and an essential fixture in the industry calendar.
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Queen City Film Festival (QCFF)
Opens for submissions:
Apr 1, 2018
Regular Submissions
Jun 30, 2018
$10
$5
Late Submissions
Jul 31, 2018
$20
$10
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2018
$20
$10
Winners Notified:
Sep 2, 2018
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 seventh year, QCFF 2018 will be held October 4-7 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, Better Half, Peelers, Nighthawks On The Blue Highway, and There Is No Such Thing As The Record Label Fairy.

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 included such award winners as the shorts H0_pe 02 and Under The Apple Tree, and the features Pigheaded, Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty, MUXE, and Dickinson Avenue: The [mostly] True Story of The Paddock Club.

Our categories for 2018 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 FilmFreeway. Volunteers for production crew, event staff, or screeners should contact info@alleganyalliedarts.org for more information, or visit us on Facebook.
Lake Charles Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Apr 2, 2018
Regular Deadline
Jun 30, 2018
$20-30
Late Deadline
Jul 31, 2018
$30-40
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2018
$30-40
Winners Notified:
Jul 31, 2018
The Lake Charles Film Festival is an annual event founded to bring the very best of independent film and video, screenplays and music to Calcasieu Parish. It's two days of independent film screenings, seminars & workshops on filmmaking, acting, and screenwriting, celebrity appearances, parties, cajun food, live music, and much more!
We also have a unique award trophy called the "Scallywag" award. Does your film or screenplay have what it takes to bring home a Scallywag?
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The Wild Bunch Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Apr 23, 2018
Regular
Jun 30, 2018
$15/40
Final Deadline
Aug 31, 2018
$15/50
Winners Notified:
Sep 2, 2018
It's the 3rd Annual Int'l. The Wild Bunch Film Festival". Join us for a family fun weekend, in Willcox, AZ Oct 19/21 and experience a film festival competition in Arizona solely for the western genre and sub-genres! It'll be filled with great indie films and fun that will be legendary! The Wild Bunch Film Festival is a competitive event for emerging filmmakers as well as screenwriters, and we hope to inspire and encourage them to pursue courageous and bold artistic visions in the western genre.
Shriekfest Horror/SciFi Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Dec 6, 2017
Late
Jul 1, 2018
$35-50
Ultra Late
Jul 11, 2018
$45-65
Final Deadline
Jul 11, 2018
$45-65
Winners Notified:
Oct 7, 2018
Shriekfest is a celebration of the best in indie horror/thriller/scifi/fantasy films and screenplays! We also have a music video category! Currently celebrating our 18th year in Los Angeles and our 2nd year in Orlando! We are the only bi-coastal genre fest! For the price of one entry fee your film can potentially screen in 2 cities! Entry fees vary based on length and time submitted
Shortz! Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Feb 1, 2018
Late Deadline
Jul 1, 2018
$20
Final Deadline
Jul 1, 2018
Winners Notified:
Jul 15, 2018
The Shortz! Film Festival is an annual international short film festival in Chico, California which showcases the best and brightest short films from around the globe. The festival accepts and screens short films with running times of 30 minutes or less in any genre.
Created by local filmmakers from Chico, California, Shortz! was started with the desire to bring film makers together in a fun and funky environment, to meet and network with the ultimate goal of producing more films.
Hamilton Film Festival / Canadian Film Market
Opens for submissions:
Feb 17, 2018
Regular
Jul 2, 2018
$50
$30
Late
Jul 31, 2018
$60
$40
Extended
Aug 13, 2018
$75
$55
Final Deadline
Aug 13, 2018
Winners Notified:
Sep 24, 2018
PEOPLE ARE WATCHING

"Fox Incendo, the Canadian branch of 20th Century Fox, came knocking after a senior vice-president saw an episode at the Hamilton Film Festival."

The 13th Annual Hamilton Film Festival continues to be one of Canada’s most important up-and-coming film festivals for Canadian and International films. We will continue offering opportunities to network, engage, pitch and participate. Distributors actively look to the Hamilton Film Festival (via the Canadian Film Market) for titles.

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.

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!

More prizes will be announced!

This year’s theme will be DARKNESS. Celebrating our 13th year, this theme will be at the forefront in our decision making. Having said that, we will absolutely accept your comedy, light-hearted, inspiring films as we will be programming several spots that are not dedicated to the DARKNESS theme.

DARKNESS can be many things. Dark comedy, drama, lore, animation style, genre, horror, thriller, web pilot, subject matter for a documentary.

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, network, win awards and gain post-festival promotion as our Alumni is our family and your movie never has a shelf life with us! You’d be surprised how much we remember about you and your film even from our earliest screenings!

We will also be dedicating a screening to WEBISODE PILOTS. With the increase in webisodes, and the eyes looking for new content, we will accept your pilot (or episode of your choosing) to highlight! (Did you see the quote at the top? That was a webisode they saw)

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!

The Hamilton Film Festival is 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.

We receive between 400 - 700 films, typically screening around 150 of them, so if your film is good…so are the odds!

We are a festival that is very proud of screening films made by all filmmakers, regardless of gender or race. Everyone has a chance!

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

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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Near Nazareth Festival ( NNF )
Opens for submissions:
Jun 11, 2018
Early
Jul 2, 2018
$16
$14
Standard
Aug 22, 2018
$18
$16
Standard 1
Oct 8, 2018
$20
$18
Standard 2
Nov 2, 2018
$22
$20
Final Deadline
Nov 27, 2018
$25
$22
Winners Notified:
Dec 10, 2018
Near Nazareth Festival ( NNF ) invites all film lovers to partake in our celebration.
Near Nazareth Festival hospitably opens its doors to filmmakers. Festival participants from around the world will show their works. We believe that the best place for them to present their work - is Near Nazareth Festival.
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Peachtree Village International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jun 18, 2018
Regular
Jul 6, 2018
$40
$35
Late
Aug 3, 2018
$45
$40
Final Deadline
Aug 17, 2018
$55
$45
Winners Notified:
Oct 14, 2018
PVIFF is hosted by Gipp. Museums, Inc. PVIFF attracts 3,000+ people each year from around the world. PVIFF was created in 2006 under the previous name (Sweet Auburn International Film Festival) and have served as the launching pad for many successful filmmakers and other artists alike in the film & entertainment industry. This dynamic international film festival showcases feature length films, shorts, music videos, documentaries, and screenplays from around the globe. PVIFF also feature celebrity attractions, innovative workshops, panels, parties, and much more. PVIFF is one of the most celebrated film events through dynamic programming and a dedication to helping filmmakers excel in their careers. PVIFF's brand is entrenched in the old saying "It Takes A Village."

Our vision allows us to create a village atmosphere that provide opportunities not only for filmmakers but for business owners and film enthusiasts. Artists such as Actor/Director, Mario Van Peebles, Actress, Ruby Dee, Director/Writer Rob Hardy of Rain Forest Films, Producer, Roger Bobb of Tyler Perry Studios, Director, Malcolm Lee, Casting Director, Alpha Tyler formerly of Tyler Perry Studios, Casting Director, Kim Hardin, Emmy Award Winning Producer, Dean Hargrove, Casting Director & Producer, Reuben Cannon formerly of Tyler Perry Studios, Best Selling Author Omar Tyree, Actor, Bill Nunn, Director, Kenny Leon, Humanitarian, Afeni Shakur and more have all participated in various aspects of PVIFF over the years. In 2006 during PVIFF's first year the winning short film "Binta & The Great Idea" was nominated for an Academy Award and numerous other projects have received phenomenal acclaim throughout the years as well. With increased exposure, the assistance from the film and business community PVIFF will continue to help ignite opportunities and make dreams to come true for decades to come.
Oil Valley Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Sep 18, 2017
Regular Deadline
Jul 7, 2018
$20-30
Late Deadline
Aug 1, 2018
$30-40
Final Deadline
Aug 1, 2018
$30-40
Winners Notified:
Sep 9, 2018
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. Watch engaging cinema within an intimate community with a rich history.

Third year festival. We accept: Narrative and Documentary Features and Shorts, Feature and Short Screenplays, and One-Hour Television Pilot Scripts.

The third annual festival will take place in Oil City, Pennsylvania, on September 7-9, 2018.
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Women in Horror Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Oct 2, 2017
Late Deadline
Jul 7, 2018
$50
$45
Final Deadline
Aug 1, 2018
$60
$55
Winners Notified:
Sep 23, 2018
The Women in Horror Film Festival is a filmmaker and screenwriter focused festival dedicated to celebrating and showcasing women directors, writers, cinematographers, editors, production designers, composers, producers, and performers in horror, as well as the teams they work with.

All films entered are required to have 3 or greater of the following different specified creative roles fulfilled by women: (Producer(s), Director(s), Writer(s), Cinematographer(s), Composer, SFX Artist, Editor, Production Designer and/or lead talent). Any unproduced screenplay or TV pilot must be written by or co-written by a woman.
FIC AUTOR
Opens for submissions:
Dec 13, 2017
LATE DEADLINE
Jul 10, 2018
$60
$50
Final Deadline
Sep 10, 2018
$70
$60
Winners Notified:
Sep 20, 2018
The FIC AUTOR (Author's International Film Festival) is interested in unique and artistic films that exceed the limits of traditional storytelling. We look for Feature and Short Films that reflect the director's personal creative vision, and a style that is distinct enough to shine through the collective process.

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

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

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

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

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

CATEGORIES:

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

Medium Length Category:
-Medium Length Films.

Short Films Categories:
-Fictional Short Films.
-Documentary Short Films.
-Experimental Short Films.
-Animated Short Films.
-Mexican Short Films.
-Cineminuto 1 minute Short Films.
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FIC AUTOR (Author's International Film Festival)
Opens for submissions:
May 19, 2018
Late
Jul 10, 2018
$60
$55
Extended
Aug 10, 2018
$65
$60
Final Deadline
Sep 10, 2018
$70
$65
Winners Notified:
Sep 20, 2018
The FIC AUTOR (Author's International Film Festival) is interested in unique and artistic films that exceed the limits of traditional storytelling. We look for Feature and Short Films that reflect the director's personal creative vision, and a style that is distinct enough to shine through the collective process.

The 2nd edition of the FIC AUTOR will take place from November 13 to 17, 2018 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México and Tequila Jalisco. We will present the very best films from around the world, and workshops and Master class for filmmakers and students who want to perfect their craft. FIC AUTOR will strive to be one of the most important cultural events in the city. We aspire to become an international spotlight for new directors!
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Cinequest Film & VR Festival
Opens for submissions:
May 1, 2018
Early Bird Deadline
Jul 13, 2018
$30-45
Regular Deadline
Sep 21, 2018
$35-55
Late Deadline
Oct 12, 2018
$50-60
Final Deadline
Nov 2, 2018
$55-65
Winners Notified:
Mar 17, 2019
The story and legacy of Cinequest is bringing together the Silicon Valley’s technologies and spirit of innovation with the arts to empower great creations—and connecting audiences, youth, artists, and innovators with these creations and with each other, improving our lives and our future. Cinequest’s uniqueness and impact result from being ahead of the curve in the powerful integration of creativity and innovation. Cinequest does this through the Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival and Picture The Possibilities by Cinequest.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“I loved the artist/writer events. It was a pleasure getting to speak with other finalists— writers who are so very creative, talented and diverse in outlook…The importance of Cinequest is that it brings us together, not despite our crazy aspirations as artists, but because of them… and best of all, their encouragement stokes the fire to keep us going.” -- Ada Lee Halofsky, Teleplay Winner, Throwing Shade
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Los Angeles Theatrical Release Competition and Awards (LATCA)
Opens for submissions:
May 15, 2018
Final Deadline
Jul 18, 2018
$80
$80
Winners Notified:
Aug 17, 2018
The Los Angeles Theatrical Release Competition & Awards mission is to celebrate independent filmmakers with an eye on having a Los Angeles Theatrical Release in a paid movie theater in Los Angeles County. Filmmakers will also have the opportunity to be awarded across all categories. Most great filmmakers think their films should get a theatrical release, but it's too expensive - until now.

For films entering also in sub-categories, the final decision will be made by professionals in that field.

Best Picture (any genre), Best Short (Overall), and Best Trailer will be given a 7-day theatrical release in a motion picture theater in Los Angeles County. All other winning filmmakers will be emailed notification.
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Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition 2018
Opens for submissions:
Jan 30, 2018
Regular Deadline
Jul 20, 2018
Late Film Deadline
Sep 21, 2018
Final Deadline
Oct 5, 2018
Final Deadline
Oct 5, 2018
Winners Notified:
Nov 17, 2018
Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition was founded to encourage and support independent low and big budget, filmmakers, who work in the horror, suspense, science fiction, drama,action, adventure, and art house genres.

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

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

Zed Fest Film Festival 2018 Prizes:
Over $5000 in Cash & Prizes will be Divided among winners

ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL GENRES:
Horror
Suspense
Science Fiction
Supernatural
Arthouse
Action/Adventure
Fantasy
Documentary
Music Videos
Super 8
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Edmonton FESTIVAL OF FEAR International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Nov 1, 2017
Regular Deadline
Jul 20, 2018
$28.00
$28.00
Late Deadline
Aug 10, 2018
$38.00
$38.00
Final Deadline
Aug 24, 2018
$48.00
$48.00
Winners Notified:
Oct 27, 2018
This is our Second Great Year. In our First Year we had Moviemakers from all over North America Attend the Film Festival. We had great audiences, and Sold Out our Opening Night Gala, with the Feature Film THE CHILD REMAINS, Our After Party, was fantastic. We plan on continuing to expand and grow, as we strive to make the Edmonton FESTIVAL OF FEAR International Film Festival the greatest Film Festival on earth... Please See Full Info On Our Submissions Page.
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The International Gullah Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Sep 8, 2017
Late Deadline
Jul 24, 2018
$15
$10
Final Deadline
Aug 30, 2018
$20
$15
Winners Notified:
Aug 30, 2018
It is the mission of the Gullah Geechee Heritage Film Festival to encourage filmmakers to explore and tell visual stories based on the rich history of Gullah Geechee culture. With a spirit of National and International inclusion, the Gullah/Geechee Heritage Film Festival also strives to spotlight talented filmmakers and story tellers from around the world. This film festival is as much about pride for people of Gullah Geechee descent as it is about our place in the global community.

Official Film Selections will screen at the 2018 Gullah Geechee Heritage Film Festival. 3 Best Feature Screenplays will win one (1) InkTip script listing. 1 Best Short Screenplay will win a table read.
The International Gullah Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Dec 20, 2017
Extended Deadline
Jul 24, 2018
$20
$15
Final Deadline
Jul 24, 2018
$20
$15
Winners Notified:
Aug 30, 2018
The mission of The International Gullah Film Festival is to encourage filmmakers to explore and tell visual stories based on the rich history of Gullah culture. With a spirit of National and International inclusion, The International Gullah Film Festival also strives to spotlight talented filmmakers and story tellers from around the world. This film festival is as much about pride for people of Gullah descent as it is about our place in the global community.
12TH Waterford Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
May 17, 2018
Regular
Jul 27, 2018
$19
Final Deadline
Aug 31, 2018
$25
Winners Notified:
Dec 2, 2018
The Waterford Film Festival is open for national and International Short Films and Short Scripts. Since the foundation of the festival, we have screened 500+ films from filmmakers around the world as well promoting writers with the short screenplay competition.

Filmmakers from across Ireland, UK, France, Germany, Holland and as far as Canada and USA have attended the festival.
4th Annual Web Series Festival Global
Opens for submissions:
Aug 3, 2017
Final Deadline
Jul 30, 2018
$70
$70
Winners Notified:
Aug 3, 2018
CALL FOR ENTRIES!
4th Annual Web Series Festival Global
Helping creatives shape the future of TV

$5,000.00 in Awards - Celebrating Great Content
Submit your Pilot - Script - Web Series today!
www.WebSeriesFestivalGlobal.com

Every Web Series entry is:
• Considered for Grand Prize or Category Winner
• Receives a Digital subscription to Videomaker
• Considered for Distribution

Web Series Festival Global is an official IMDB Event http://www.imdb.com/event/ev0003670/
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YOU COULD BE THE NEXT AWARD WINNER!
In the heart of Hollywood, Web Series Festival Global is prestigious festival started in 2015 to Celebrate Great Content and offers global content creators opportunities to advance their careers through awards, distribution and recognition. Web Series Festival Global is an online festival for the community of content creators that create Web Series, Web Series Pilots and Web Series Scripts. The festival accepts entries in all genres and formats.
Web Series Festival Global is now accepting entries for the 4th Annual Web Series Festival Global. The judges are Industry leaders actively looking for the next break out hit show, this could be you. Winners will be announced on August 08, 2018. Further details can be found at www.webseriesfestivalglobal.com
For a grand event like this, sponsors play an important role. They are the people and companies who provide the opportunities for content creators around the world. The sponsors for the 4th Annual Web Series Festival Global include Ink Tip, iPitch.tv, Luck Films, Renderyard Films, LaughMD and iActing Studios.
Accolades
"It is a real honor to be awarded best Fantasy!!! In the name of all our cast and crew, THANK YOU! We saw the other winner, and there are some truly great series, congratulations! Thank you!!!" - Rose of Dolls

"Hello on behalf of the whole production crew myself and Yameen...we would like to express our gratefulness for recognition and acknowledgement for Best Cooking Show!" - Cedra Walton

"From everyone at Skiptown Productions... THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for this award. The biggest prize was just being accepted and considered and I’m entirely grateful for the experience. – V. Carubia
Deadlines
Early $50.00 11/5/17, Regular $60.00 2/5/18, Late $65.00 3/5/18, Final $70.00 7/30/18, Notification 8/4/18 www.WebSeriesFestivalGlobal.com @WebSeriesGlobal
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Web Series Festival Global
Opens for submissions:
Oct 15, 2017
Final Deadline
Jul 30, 2018
$70
$70
Winners Notified:
Aug 8, 2018
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
Opens for submissions:
Nov 22, 2017
August Round
Jul 31, 2018
$15
October Round
Sep 30, 2018
$15
Final Deadline
Nov 15, 2018
$15
Winners Notified:
Nov 30, 2017
Changing Face International Film Festival is an online platform for filmmakers to show and promote their short films and short screenplays.

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

CFIFF runs film and screenplay competitions monthly. The winners of the monthly competitions will automatically be entered into the year long competition where overall winners will be selected.
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NZ Web Fest
Opens for submissions:
Mar 10, 2018
Late
Jul 31, 2018
$30-50
Final
Aug 31, 2018
$35-60
Final Deadline
Aug 31, 2018
$35-60
Winners Notified:
Nov 17, 2018
The NZ Web Fest is New Zealand's festival for online content. We have selection and award categories for factual and fictional web series, shows, YouTube channels and vlogs. New for 2018 are categories accepting 3D, AR, MR, VR work.

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

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

The NZ Web Fest was established in 2015 and runs each November in Auckland, New Zealand.
Muskoka Independent Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Mar 9, 2018
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2018
Student/Emerging
Aug 31, 2018
$20
$20
Winners Notified:
Oct 21, 2018
Founded by screenwriter and playwright Vince Grittani in 2014, MIFF 2018 returns to, the refurbished, Gravenhurst Opera House, in the town of Gravenhurst on Lake Muskoka. 1 1/2 hours north of Toronto.

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

The principal objective of the Muskoka Independent Film Festival is to give Global and Canadian filmmakers a platform for screening their films to audiences in the Muskoka Region. Our mandate is to present independent films from all over the world in addition to Canadian Cinema and Ontario Films. Films are selected based on quality and original content that would interest Muskoka Audiences.
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PRINDIE: Princeton Independent Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jan 4, 2018
Extended Special
Aug 1, 2018
$50-70
Final Deadline
Aug 1, 2018
$50-70
Winners Notified:
Nov 17, 2018
PRINDIE grew from a love of using film to take people out of their everyday lives and into new points of view. Our goal is to share the different and exciting perspectives of our filmmakers with one of the most important international communities in the country. We’re thrilled to forge new traditions in the very traditional and prestigious setting of Princeton, NJ, and hope you’ll get to be part of what happens when the unseen becomes “scene.”

Please note entry fees vary across categories and depending on whether or not the submitter is a student.
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SF3 - SmartFone Flick Fest
Opens for submissions:
Mar 28, 2018
Regular
Aug 1, 2018
$20.00
Final Deadline
Aug 1, 2018
$20.00
Winners Notified:
Sep 7, 2018
SmartFone Flick Fest is Australia’s only international smartphone film festival for filmmakers of all ages and 2018 is our 4th season.
We are an international festival open to anyone with a smartphone or tablet and a great idea for a short film.
SF3 provides a platform for budding filmmakers to bring their ideas to life and have their films seen by a global audience, without the need for lots of fancy equipment or a big budget.
That great story you have always thought would make a great film? Here is your chance!
Just about everyone now has access to a smartphone or a tablet so start filming. It's that easy.
From all the eligible entries, 14 films will be selected to screen in the SF3 Gala Awards Final Night, held at the Chauvel Cinema in Paddington, Sydney, the last week of August, 2018. At this screening our esteemed judging panel will award our SF3 prizes to the winners of each category, and the winning filmmakers and actors will take home prize packs worth in excess of $10,000.
Prizes: Best Film, People's Choice, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Screenwriter, Best Actress, Best Actor, #FILMBREAKER Award for 1st time filmmaker, Kids Flick Pick (for under 18s) and the Founders' Flick Pick.
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VISIONFEST
Opens for submissions:
Apr 3, 2018
Regular
Aug 4, 2018
$50
$45
Late
Sep 1, 2018
$60
$55
End of Summer
Sep 22, 2018
$65
$60
Final Deadline
Oct 13, 2018
$80
$70
Winners Notified:
Dec 22, 2018
VISIONFEST is an annual, IMDb qualifying, online film festival and screenwriting competition evolving from what began in 2001 as VISIONFEST: THE OTHER FESTIVAL, founded by the Domani Vision Film Society, an organization dedicated to bringing you tomorrow’s visionaries... today. This newly rebranded, competitive forum, offers artists an exclusive online showcasing platform where subscribers sign up to view excerpts or full versions of projects in competition, the same way audiences would attend film screenings at a film festival. Except that now, the viewing and voting can be done from anywhere in the world, during the online event from December 1 thru December 15, 2018, at visionfest.com, which will also host a “live streamed” awards announcement on December 22, 2018. VISIONFEST is currently accepting short and feature length submissions for consideration in the following categories: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, Animation, Web Series Pilot, Music Video, Proof of Concept Trailers. Projects of any genre may be submitted, 1-45 minutes for shorts; 45 minutes and longer for feature length works in the film competition. All selected films are eligible for awards, which include cash, Commemorative statuettes or certificates, and sponsored prizes (i.e. goods/services from supporting sponsors of the event).
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Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Opens for submissions:
Dec 5, 2017
Late
Aug 15, 2018
$50
Extended
Oct 30, 2018
$60
Final Deadline
Oct 30, 2018
Winners Notified:
Nov 30, 2018
The festival aims to promote independent filmmakers and innovative work. To taking risks and moving the frontiers from the boring and most of the times empty conventional to the artistic initiating strong emotions , and out of the box exceptional and give the opportunity to independent filmmakers show case their work free of commercial constrains.
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Monarch Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
May 30, 2018
Late Deadline
Aug 15, 2018
$35.00
Extended Deadline
Oct 5, 2018
$60.00
Final Deadline
Oct 5, 2018
Winners Notified:
Oct 25, 2018
As Pacific Grove's only festival dedicated solely to Cinema art, The Monarch Film Festival's mission is to be a catalyst for greater appreciation of Cinema as art, build the local filmmaking community and work with Hollywood and independent film makers alike to showcase Northern California as a dynamic place to shoot and screen movies.

Earlybird Deadline: Received on or before April 15th Fee: $20 or $15 for students/local films.
Regular Deadline: Received on or before June 15th Fee: $25 or $18 for students/local films.
Late Deadline: Received on or before August 15th Fee: $35 or $20 for students/local films
Extended Deadline: Received on or before October 5th Fee: $60 or $40 for students/local films.
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