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Winter Film Awards
Opens for submissions:
Jun 1, 2017
Regular
Oct 17, 2017
$40
$40
Late
Nov 15, 2017
$60
$60
Final Deadline
Nov 15, 2017
$60
$60
Winners Notified:
Jan 8, 2018
INDIE FILMMAKERS … do you have an awesome film? Celebrate Diversity in Film with New York City's WINTER FILM AWARDS, a TOP 10 BEST REVIEWED FEST on FilmFreeway! Join us for our 7th Annual Indie Film Festival to be held Feb 22 – Mar 3 2018. We seek creative fresh voices from emerging filmmakers worldwide in all genres – feature length and shorts, narrative fiction, documentary, animation, horror, web series and music videos. Submit your work via https://filmfreeway.com/festival/WFA Deadlines: Early-Sept 5, Regular-Oct 17, Late-Nov 15.

Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival (WFA) 7th Annual celebration of independent film will be held February 22 – March 3, 2018 in New York City. Filmmakers from around the world will travel to NYC to attend the Festival’s full week of film screenings and industry networking after-parties, which will conclude with a glittering awards ceremony to be held on March 3, 2018.

The rapidly growing Festival seeks a diverse collection of creative indie films in all genres – ranging from narrative features to short films, from documentaries to animation, and from music videos to web series and horror films. Outstanding work will be awarded for each category, along with Best Director, Best Actor/Actress, Best Original Score, Best Student Film and the NY Perspectives Award for best depiction of the New York multi-cultural experience. For the 2017 Festival, 88 films from 30 countries were selected for screening, including 42% made by women, 45% made by people of color and 33 first-time directors. Works of all genres, forms, and lengths are considered for Festival screening.

Independent filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit films online via FilmFreeway at https://filmfreeway.com/festival/WFA

Like many of the great film Festivals across the country and the world, WFA seeks to bring our audience compelling and unique content that inspires the viewers and honors the filmmakers. There are hundreds of film festivals in New York City; what makes us different is our intense focus on a bias-free submissions review, the variety of our films and helping new filmmakers reach what may be their first real audience.

WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We work with all local NYC film schools, colleges, arts high schools and many cultural societies.
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IndieBOOM! Festival
Opens for submissions:
Sep 9, 2017
Regular
Oct 17, 2017
$45
Final Deadline
Nov 3, 2017
$45
Winners Notified:
Jan 5, 2018
IndieBOOM! is an international, independent film festival devoted to the best short films and original content from all over the world. Created by the team at the award winning Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, IndieBOOM! is for filmmakers and short-form content creators working everywhere, in all genre categories. IndieBOOM! is also a screenplay competition for unproduced scripts in Film or TV format.

We stream online and on the Roku channel of our partner Brooklyn On Demand, an independent film and media platform with over 16,000 subscribers — and growing.
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FirstGlance Film Fest Los Angeles 18
Opens for submissions:
Sep 18, 2017
Early
Oct 18, 2017
$30-50
Regular
Nov 18, 2017
$40-60
Late
Dec 18, 2017
$50-70
Final Deadline
Dec 31, 2017
$60-80
Winners Notified:
Mar 11, 2018
Open to filmmakers across the globe, the 18th Annual FirstGlance Film Fest Los Angeles screens professional, first time, student, national and international filmmakers, celebrating the best in indie film making.

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

FirstGlance continues to champion indie filmmakers from around the world, making FirstGlance Film Fests, the longest running and most notable independent international film fests in North America with 97% of feature films screened acquiring limited theatrical and VOD distribution.
INTERNATIONAL FAMILY & FAITH FILM FESTIVAL
Opens for submissions:
Oct 12, 2017
Standard
Oct 19, 2017
$55
$55
Late
Nov 16, 2017
$60
$60
Final Deadline
Dec 14, 2017
$65
$65
Winners Notified:
Dec 29, 2017
The International Family and Faith Film Festival Screenwriting Competition is already the World’s Premier Family and Faith Screenwriting Competition. Our judges have produced and distributed some of the biggest faith based films in Hollywood and around the world. By competing and being named a finalist in our sister screenwriting competition it gives our writer’s a big leg up when approaching faith based production companies who are vying to get their films into our festival.

The International Family and Faith Film Festival Screenwriting Competition is designed to launch the careers of aspiring faith based writers, encourage established writers to transition into faith based film, and inspire writers of all faiths to include an element of faith in their films.

Our aim is to open doors for aspiring faith based writers and filmmakers in all genres.
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NOLA Edge Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jul 21, 2017
Earlybird
Oct 21, 2017
$0-10
Normal
Dec 21, 2017
$1-15
Late
Feb 21, 2018
$1.5-28
Extended
May 21, 2018
$2-40
Final Deadline
May 21, 2018
$2-40
Winners Notified:
Jun 1, 2018
Welcome to the inaugural New Orleans Edge film festival event (as a part of the Critical Edge Film & Art Festival Network), directed/hosted by Tulane student/local artist Natalie Phillips. Our mission is to bridge the gap between students interested in the cinematic arts and skilled independent and/or international filmmakers; we welcome submissions of any kind and plan to host both short film events during an interactive pre-screening season and a larger annual festival.

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

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

By submitting to the Critical Edge Film Festival, you are competing for the opportunity to gain publicity in a number of ways:
- Entering an ongoing competition for display on our website and various social media pages as selections in our Photography category (excluding film submissions except by our prior e-mailed request)
- Gaining Publicity during various pre-screening events where audiences participate in the critiquing of selected short film submissions, and ultimately assist in the voting process as to whether or not they will be selected for the annual festival. These events for this season will start prospectively in January 2016. Films screened during a pre-screening events will earn the status of "Official Selection."
- To win awards in a number of categories (as listed below) or be win a category and be selected to screen during our Annual festival event.
DaVinci International Film Festival (DIFF)
Opens for submissions:
Jun 9, 2017
Final Deadline
Oct 22, 2017
$40-60
Winners Notified:
Oct 29, 2017
Est. 2017. Like many other film festivals, DIFF honors the best in independent cinema from around the world, but does so by recognizing many below-the-liners who largely go unnoticed and unrewarded. DIFF seeks the unsung heroes -- from best in editing, color correction, sound design, to theatrical creative and P&A, at DIFF, DIFF looks to shine the light on those who work silently, yet play an important role in getting any given film project to the festival stage.

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

The DIFF Showcase Event is followed by filmmaker Q&A, and an after party where we will announce The Leo winner along with our DaVinci Film Institute grant recipient. Learn more at: tdiff.org.
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Women's Only Entertainment Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Oct 1, 2017
Final Deadline
Oct 25, 2017
$10-35
Winners Notified:
Oct 30, 2017
A new festival each month beginning on the first and ending on the 30th of the month (with the exception of December when we don't have one but will accept submissions).
Women's Only Entertainment (WOEFF) is a MONTHLY online festival for shorts of various lengths. Online meaning that we have judges who vote on all submissions accepted into the festival. There is no LIVE event currently. Winners are announced on that date on our Facebook page and by email.
WE SUPPORT WOMEN IN FILM!
WOMEN MUST BE INVOLVED IN THE FILM IN ONE OF THESE ROLES!! Lead, Director, Producer, DP, Cinematographer, Writer, or Editing
Make sure to LIKE us and follow us on Facebook for updates and winners posted.
MAKE SURE YOU GIVE YOUR FEMALE CAST AND CREW AN OPPORTUNITY TO WIN -- Either make sure you list them on your submission or by email so we know (if you email put the word FEMALE CREW in your subject line)

Shorts are $15-20, Features $20-25, Roles $5 each. No Limits
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Zodiac International Film Competition
Opens for submissions:
Sep 12, 2017
Final
Oct 25, 2017
$50
$30
Final Deadline
Oct 25, 2017
Winners Notified:
Nov 20, 2017
The Zodiac International film competition is a brand new online film and screenplay contest. We want to see your visions, hear your voices and be moved, thrilled, scared and engaged by your storytelling.

The Zodiac International Film Competition has a Screenplay contest for short and feature film scripts of all genres.

We actively encourage entrants from all over the world with all levels of experience. Our competition features both a competitive and non-competitive aspect. Every entry will be in the running to find our overall ‘Grand jury prize’ winner.

Entries will also be judged individually and given a bronze, silver or gold rating.

Judges are all award winning filmmakers. Ranked laurels for all entries. Trophy for the grand jury prize winner with trophies and medals also available for bronze, silver and gold awards.
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Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jun 1, 2017
Regular
Oct 25, 2017
$40
$40
Late
Nov 15, 2017
$60
$60
Final Deadline
Nov 15, 2017
$60
$60
Winners Notified:
Jan 5, 2018
INDIE FILMMAKERS … Do you have an awesome film, music video or web series? Celebrate Diversity in Film with New York City's WINTER FILM AWARDS, a TOP 10 BEST REVIEWED FEST on FilmFreeway!

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

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

The 7th Annual Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival runs February 22 – March 3 2018, including awesome film screenings, cool discussion panels and super-fun parties at venues throughout NYC. The event concludes on March 3rd with a glittering awards ceremony and red carpet gala at one of NYC’s premier nightclubs. We award over $100,000 in cash, prizes and distribution opportunities!

Winter Film Awards is an all-volunteer women and minority-run 501(c)3 organization founded in 2011. We believe everyone deserves a fair shot at getting their voice heard and we have a rigorous blind judging process to ensure a bias-free review. Winter Film Awards is proudly a Top 10 Best Reviewed Festival on FilmFreeway.

Independent filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit films online via FilmFreeway at https://filmfreeway.com/festival/WFA
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Near Nazareth Festival ( NNF )
Opens for submissions:
Jun 1, 2017
Autumn
Oct 27, 2017
$19
$17
Final Deadline
Dec 9, 2017
$20
$18
Winners Notified:
Dec 20, 2017
Near Nazareth Festival hospitably opens its doors to filmmakers.
Our festival will serve to strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the peoples of the world. Through cooperation with movie lovers from around the world, we will make history.
Today filmmakers from 65 countries are participating in the festival, and presented his works.
Near Nazareth Festival Online Film Market - Free of charge for all participants of the NNFestival.
We'll set up info about your film on Near Nazareth Festival website and Facebook page.
We are inviting of you to join.
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Phoenix Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Sep 20, 2017
Regular Deadline
Oct 27, 2017
$55
$40
Late Deadline
Nov 24, 2017
$70
$55
Extended Deadline
Dec 18, 2017
$80
$70
Final Deadline
Dec 18, 2017
$80
$70
Winners Notified:
Mar 1, 2018
We've got an amazing venue, excited audiences and all we need are your films! Plus this year we're expanding to a second weekend which gives us an opportunity to screen most films at least three times.

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

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

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

Phoenix Film Festival Short Screenplay Search winner will receive $250, an InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you and A 5-year membership to Script Pipeline's Writers Database.
International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Sep 20, 2017
Regular Deadline
Oct 27, 2017
$50
$35
Late Deadline
Nov 24, 2017
$60
$45
Final Deadline
Dec 18, 2017
$70
$55
Winners Notified:
Mar 1, 2018
The International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival is back and ready for more of the best in horror and sci-fi films. The International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival (IHSFF) comes from the producers behind the Phoenix Film Film Festival and is entering its twelfth year of providing audiences with the best genre films. Filmmakers are the focus of this festival with a great bond created between audiences and the filmmakers.

Once again the event will be taking place at the Phoenix Film Festival. You’ll be able to catch the best in horror and sci-fi independent films alongside over a hundred other independent films at the biggest film party of the year. Screenings will take place over seven days at the festival with opening weekend offering a celebration of films, parties and workshops.
JAIPUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL-JIFF
Opens for submissions:
Apr 1, 2017
Final Deadline
Oct 30, 2017
$175
$50
Winners Notified:
Jan 10, 2018
History

The Jaipur International Film Festival, the world's fastest growing film festival, is held every year in January or February in Jaipur, India

Launched in January 2009, Jaipur International Film Festival -JIFF became expanding establishing name in organizing world film festival every year in Rajasthan.

The purpose of this film festival is to promote new movie makers, exchange of knowledge, information, ideas & culture between India & other nations in context of their social and cultural ethos. JIFF also promotes friendship and co-operation among people of the world through the medium of films & documentaries.

Though the film festivals have became a regular affair in most countries yet most of them cater only to selected audience as well as entertain the commercially successful film makers and related personalities. However, JIFF intends to organize a festival that connects the film fans & movie goers with the world, especially the serious filmmakers & their associates so as to bring about greater understanding of the art of film making.

The Ninth JIFF 2017 has received 2004 films from 100+ countries.

The Eighth JIFF 2016 has received 2176 films from 100+ countries.

The Seventh JIFF 2015 has received 1807 films from 100+ countries.

The Sixth JIFF 2014 has received 1587 films from 90+ countries.

The Fifth JIFF 2013 has received 1397 films from 90 countries.

The Fourth JIFF 2012 has received 902 films from 70 countries.

18000 film lovers and film makers visited the festival.

The third JIFF 2011 was held with overwhelming response & it was a feather in crown.

The second JIFF 2010 was held with overwhelming response & it was a feather in crown.

The first JIFF 2009 was a first milestone towards success.


NEW CATEGORIES FOR JIFF 2018:
(You can submit according to your submission eligibility or write us for any support at jiffindia@gmail.com)

JAIPUR CRITICS – For feature fiction films only, best film award from film critics.

HONORARY ASIA - We welcome you in JIFF 2018 as senior and experienced film producer and director. This category is only for Asian continent for feature fiction films, who produced/directed minimum 5 films in their respective carrier, we request you please submit your film/s produced/released/un released after 1st Jan. 2016 or film in post-production. It is non-competitive international nominations category, in this category will screen top two or three films out of all submissions.

WELCOME REGARD - For directors and producers 1st feature fiction film, in other words this submission should be first project/film as a director or producer. It is non-competitive international nominations category, in this category will screen top two or three films out of all submissions.

THESE ARE DIFFERENT SUBMISSION BETWEEN MAIN SUBMISSION IN THE FEATURE FILM (FICTION) CATEGORY.

OLD IS GOLD - screenings (by invitation only)

Films made by Crowdfunding (mention in the submission form)

Films made by/with Co-Production (mention in the submission form)

Web Series (up to 30 minute/s)

Mobile Film Making on Social Issues (film should be shoot by mobile camera, up to 30 minute/s)
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Critical Edge Film Festival - Madison
Opens for submissions:
Jul 10, 2017
Normal
Oct 30, 2017
$1-15
Late
Dec 30, 2017
$1.5-20
Extended
Apr 30, 2018
$2-30
Final Deadline
Apr 30, 2018
$2-30
Winners Notified:
May 7, 2018
Welcome to Critical Edge Film Festival (CEFF), congrats on finding us! We've recently expanded our horizons and opened this new festival in Madison, WI! When you submit to our newest (dare I say most northern) film festival, you're getting the opportunity to screen your film in the middle of a fantastic film community. This festival is taking place in one of the largest college cities and the capital of Wisconsin - in the midst of University of Wisconsin attendees and students from neighboring colleges who're the driving force behind the new wave of digital video production.

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

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

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

Like and share our page on Facebook, then send us a message to receive a free 10% off discount code to submit your film!
Destiny City Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Sep 13, 2017
Regular
Oct 30, 2017
$40
$35
Late
Nov 27, 2017
$50
$45
Extended
Dec 18, 2017
$60
$55
Final Deadline
Dec 18, 2017
$60
$55
Winners Notified:
Jan 15, 2018
Filmmakers and screenwriters make film festivals possible. Period. This is why our loyalty is to you and the invaluable artistic talents you provide to film culture. The Destiny City Film Festival is a homegrown, true-Tacoma community event, inspired by our city’s nickname – The City of Destiny – and is built to showcase the best independent films from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Join us for the fifth annual Destiny City Film Festival, February 23–25, 2018 for top-quality programming of films, filmmaker discussions and events. Our mission is to enhance the vitality of independent filmmaking by showcasing vibrant films to curate an engaged and supportive community audience.
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NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Monthly Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Nov 16, 2016
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2017
$25-40
Winners Notified:
Oct 31, 2017
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 the Los Angeles community of entertainment professionals and film goers with a constant surge of monthly screening events. NFMLA provides 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.

The NewFilmmakers Series began over fifteen years ago in New York at the Famous Anthology Film Archives, screening over 1000 features, 3200 shorts and is New York's oldest and leading Screening Series. Many well known films have debuted and been discovered at NewFilmmakers 'including Too Much Sleep', 'Zero Day' & 'Blair Witch Project'.

Each Month, NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) presents red carpet screenings of documentary, short and feature films that have been submitted from all over the world, followed by a Q&A with each Director. The screening program also offers exclusive pre and post receptions so the audience can meet the filmmakers and the incredible talent involved.

IMPORTANT: NewFilmmakers Los Angeles screens monthly year round. FESTIVAL DATES displayed on the Withoutabox listing are for expiration of this listing and ARE NOT our screening dates. We only notify of acceptance, however, please feel free to check in with us 3 months after your film has been submitted for an update on the status.

Please note the following: as is the industry standard among all festivals, in most instances NFMLA does not screen films that have already been posted online without password protection--though we do make exceptions on a case-by-case basis so please feel free to apply regardless.
IndieFest International
Opens for submissions:
Mar 1, 2017
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2017
$15
$15
Winners Notified:
Jul 10, 2017
IndieFest International is ongoing with new films and returning ranked films exhibited each month. Films are eligible for competition in the 2nd month following the month during which the submission was received.

20 finalists will be exhibited monthly online at FilmFestivalFlix.com. The top ranked 10 films (by audience vote) each month will remain on the festival platform with 10 new finalists joining the festival line-up. Films may continue to earn cash prizes, awards, and revenue sharing for as many months as they remain in the top 10 ranked films monthly.
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Queer Kampala International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Mar 17, 2017
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2017
$40-65
Winners Notified:
Dec 10, 2017
Queer Kampala International Film Festival (QKIFF), is the first and only LGBTQ Film Festival in Uganda and the only gay film festival organized in a country where homosexuality is illegal. QUEERKIFF offers a powerful platform to promote and progress LGBTIQ rights through film advocacy in homophobic Uganda.

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

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

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

Project Goal

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

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

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

To learn about Queerkiff read this illuminating interview about setting up a queer film festival in a country where homosexuality is illegal. The inaugural Queer Kampala International Film Festival came to Uganda last December. (via VICE News) https://news.vice.com/story/a-queer-film-festival-comes-to-uganda-where-homosexuality-is-illegal
The Lost Sanity Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Apr 1, 2017
Sci-Fi Late
Oct 31, 2017
$25
Horror Late
Oct 31, 2017
$40
$25
Final Deadline
Nov 3, 2017
$35-40
Winners Notified:
Nov 28, 2017
Horror and Science Fiction fans, we are honored to present the Lost Sanity International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival.

We celebrate all forms of horror: suspense, thriller, slasher/gore, comedic-horror, as long as it's horror related we want to see it ! Let's not forget about all you Outer-Space and Alien fans out there too, if you have a stellar Sci-Fi piece feel free to beam it our way !


We will be accepting all submissions via FilmFreeway. Each film will be judged by our award winning staff in a variety of categories. The 2017 Lost Sanity Film Festival Judging Panel will be held Nov 7th in Old Town Temecula. Announcements will be made via social media and our Lost Sanity Production site.

In honor of Lost Sanity's Bicoastal Organization, we will also be holding a Red Carpet Screening in Hoboken, NJ on November 28th to celebrate our Winners. The event will be coupled by publicity via our website and media outlets, as well as a Screening and Red Carpet Celebration.

Our categories are as follows:

Best Horror Feature
Best Horror Short
The UFO Award ( best Sci-fi Short )
The Lost Sanity King of Terror (Best Actor )
The Lost Sanity Scream Queen (Best Actress)
The Lost Sanity Evil Genius Award (Best Director)

Best Monster ( Visual effects/makeup)
The Creepy Brood Award ( Best ensemble)
That's So Raven Award ( Best original concept for a short or feature)
The Tune of Doom Award ( Best original score )
Funny Bones Award ( Best comedic-horror film )
Adore The Gore Award ( Bloodiest film )
Little Pigs, Little Pigs Let Me Come In Award ( Best psychological thriller)
Trophies will be presented for best horror feature, best horror short, best actor, best actress, best Sci-Fi Short !

All semi-finalists, finalists and other award winners will receive laurels via email. We will also showcase the winners on our site to encourage film makers in sharing their success.
Okotoks Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Sep 1, 2017
Early Bird
Oct 31, 2017
$10
$Free
Regular Deadline
Jan 31, 2018
$20
$10
Late Deadline
Mar 31, 2018
$30
$20
Final Deadline
Mar 31, 2018
$30
$20
Winners Notified:
May 4, 2018
The Okotoks Film Festival is a three day international festival to be held annually in the town of Okotoks. (located in Alberta, Canada just south of Calgary) We will be offering films in a wide variety of genres to reach a extensive audience.

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

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

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

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

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

Festival Awards Include:
Best Picture - $1000CDN
Audience Choice - $1000CDN
Best Cinematography - certificate
Best Performance - certificate
Best Screenplay - certificate
Best Art Direction - certificate
Best Editing - certificate
Best Sound Design - certificate
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Sunset Film Festival Los Angeles
Opens for submissions:
Aug 3, 2017
Regular Deadline
Oct 31, 2017
$25
$25
$25
Late Deadline
Feb 28, 2018
$25
$25
$25
Extended Deadline
Apr 30, 2018
$25
$25
$25
Final Deadline
May 10, 2018
$25
$25
$25
Winners Notified:
May 20, 2018
With so few spots available at the bigger film festivals, independent filmmakers struggle to get noticed. After all the hard work of making a movie, there's nothing like seeing it on the big screen. Sunset Film Festival seeks hidden gems bigger fests often overlook. Sunset Film Festival programmers are looking for visionary filmmakers with fresh voices to share with an audience hungry for independent film.
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Changing Face International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Aug 27, 2017
Last Minute Deadline
Oct 31, 2017
$20
$18
Winners Notified:
Nov 15, 2017
Changing Face International Film Festival is an online platform for filmmakers to show and promote their short films, and screenplays. CFIFF aims to encourage diverse content from diverse creators.
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ARFF International
Opens for submissions:
Sep 12, 2017
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2017
$35
$45
Winners Notified:
Nov 1, 2017
Around International Film Festival // Official Awards ✈
Annual Independent event with 4 live screening for all genre creations. Every month, the international community awards the creations to serve ARFF Official Laurel and to participate on yearly ceremony.
It's also possible to submit separately on ARFF Amsterdam ✈
https://filmfreeway.com/festival/ARFFAmsterdam
ARFF Paris ✈
https://filmfreeway.com/festival/ARFFParis
ARFF Barcelona ✈
https://filmfreeway.com/festival/ARFFBarcelona
Utah Film Festival and Awards
Opens for submissions:
Mar 16, 2017
Regular Deadline
Oct 31, 2017
$30
$30
Late Deadline
Nov 30, 2017
$35
$35
End of Year Deadline
Dec 31, 2017
$40
$40
Final Deadline
Jan 31, 2018
$45
$45
Winners Notified:
Apr 7, 2018
The 2018 edition of the Utah Film Festival and Awards is taking MORE films than ever before and screening them more often throughout the week to get more eyeballs on YOUR film.

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

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

The awards ceremony is a special, two-hour event which will take place at the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo, Utah. Submissions for the festival are at an all time high and will remain open until January 31, 2018.
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Artemis Women In Action Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Sep 26, 2017
Late
Oct 31, 2017
$80
$55
Extended
Nov 25, 2017
$90
$65
Final Deadline
Nov 25, 2017
$90
$65
Winners Notified:
Mar 25, 2018
The Artemis Women in Action Film Festival is the world’s only film festival focused exclusively on female action and empowerment heroes. Our 4th edition will occur in March 2018.

We celebrate powerful women taking action on the silver screen. From female action heroes and female film directors to female activists and the men who support them, we shine a spotlight on females in narrative and documentary films who are fearless, fierce and revolutionary. We believe that film has both the power to entertain and to awaken – to awaken people’s awareness of the dynamic and powerful roles of women in our society. We aim to kick ass and open minds.

In 2017, the festival honored Tom Cruise, Melissa McCarthy, Nichelle Nichols, Cynthia Rothrock, Gina Carano, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, and stunt performers Andy Armstrong, Jennifer Caputo, Tammie Baird and Luci Romberg. Many of them attended our red carpet gala. Our 2016 honoree Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Spy, Ghostbusters) presented the 2017 edition. Most of them were in attendance.

Our filmmakers and honorees have gone on to wonderful achievements. Stuntwoman Maja Aro returned to the festival with her film Hoods, which won Best Short Drama. Director Howard J. Ford ("Never Let Go", winner of Best Director, Best Film, and Best Actress in 2016) will release Never Let Go on DVD this summer. 2016 Best Documentary winner, SMART directed by Justin Zimmerman, found distribution. 2016 Alum David Ennocenti will begin production in early 2018 on a feature.

The online blog Ms. In The Biz wrote several articles about the 2016 festival: http://msinthebiz.com/2016/05/03/warrior-women-artemis-women-in-action-film-festival/
http://msinthebiz.com/2016/05/02/unsung-heroines-get-a-voice-at-artemis/)

Artemis’ definition of "women in action" includes "women who take action"-- the activists, political leaders and everyday women who affect change in the world around them. In addition to films featuring a female lead or co-lead in a physically active role, submissions now include films where women are the agents of change in the world around.

We offer festival passes good for the entire weekend to filmmakers of all films selected to screen and all screenwriters selected as finalists. This pass includes admission to our red carpet gala which features female action stars and legends of the film industry, and access to all festival events, including our panels. Our 2017 edition included a stunt panel featuring our 2017 stunt honorees, panels on Warrior Women, Virtual Reality, and Film Finance, and a Q & A with the L.A. Sparks.

We present Artemis Awards for Audience Choice, Best Film, Best Director, Best Documentary, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Fight Scene, Best Action Sequence, Best Screenplay, as well as others. The top three winners of the Screenplay Competition receive an InkTip Script Listing so that producers and reps can find you. Producers have made more than 315 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.

The festival takes place in the film capital of the world, Los Angeles, California.
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Cheap Cuts Documentary Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Oct 1, 2017
Final
Oct 31, 2017
$10
Regular
Oct 31, 2017
$6
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2017
$10
Late
Nov 30, 2017
$8
Winners Notified:
Mar 31, 2018
Cheap Cuts Documentary Film Festival is the UK's ONLY short documentary film festival. Dedicated to showcasing the best of international and British documentary talent. The festival will return to the iconic Cinema Museum in London for 2018 from April 27th - 29th.

As always, we have a jury of judges made up of internationally renowned documentary filmmakers, who will be selecting the films we screen at the festival.

Each category winner will be awarded with an exclusive prize and those films chosen as finalists will screen in London to an audience of filmmakers and documentary enthusiasts.
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Grave Intentions Horror Anthology & Screenplay Contest
Opens for submissions:
Oct 11, 2017
Early Bird
Oct 31, 2017
$20
Regular
Dec 31, 2017
$35
Late
Jan 31, 2018
$45
Final Deadline
Feb 28, 2018
$50
Winners Notified:
Apr 15, 2018
** UP TO 10 WINNERS WILL GET $500 EACH! **

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

And your film could be a part of it!

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

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

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

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

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!

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

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

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

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

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

More details at: http://www.GraveIntentionsAnthology.com
NEO International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
May 3, 2017
Final Deadline
Nov 1, 2017
$70
$50
Winners Notified:
Dec 1, 2017
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 judges 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 NEO International Film Festival 2017 is a three day long music and film festival held at The West Theater, 1017 Wooster Road West in Barberton, OH 44203. December 8th through the 10th. Screening schedule TBA.
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Women in Horror Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Oct 2, 2017
Super Earlybird Deadline
Nov 1, 2017
$20
$15
Earlybird Deadline
Feb 1, 2018
$30
$25
Regular Deadline
May 1, 2018
$40
$35
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.
4th Annual Web Series Festival Global
Opens for submissions:
Aug 3, 2017
Early
Nov 5, 2017
$50
$50
Regular
Feb 5, 2018
$60
$60
Late
Apr 5, 2018
$65
$65
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
Early
Nov 5, 2017
$50
$50
Regular
Feb 5, 2018
$60
$60
Late
Apr 5, 2018
$65
$65
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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Queens World Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Aug 17, 2017
Late Deadline
Nov 6, 2017
$37
$32
Extended Deadline
Dec 10, 2017
$45
$40
Final Deadline
Dec 10, 2017
$45
$40
Winners Notified:
Mar 25, 2018
Queens World Film Festival discovers exciting and innovative films from around the world and around the corner and shares them with an extremely supportive, loyal and enthusiastic audience.

Located in the most diverse community on the planet boasting 165 nationalities, we are interested in maverick filmmakers of any sex, orientation, ethnicity, country or region. We have an audience for your film here in the 'World's Borough".

For us, the festival is all about heart, guts, commitment, endurance, so we LOVE a film that has a point of view and doesn't back off. It is a dynamic time on our planet and we are interested in the currently relevant as well as the enduring themes including:

Borders
What is funny?
Spiritual vs Religious
Civil/Human Rights
Understanding the 'other'
Gender
Climate
The twists that bind our families
Love and all it's messy, gooey, wonderful foibles
Coming together and blowing apart
Who are we to each other?
The horror!

Take a stand. Show us something you believe in. As storytellers, as those who hold the mirror up to show us who we are, now is not the time to back off. Bring on your craft and your heart, let's see what you got. Bring it.

We are expanding our run from 6 days to 2 weeks to give films two screenings at either the prestigious Museum of the Moving Image or next door at the historic Kaufman Astoria Studios. With strong political and community support QWFF will build community around your work with numerous pre-festival events, extensive press coverage and targeted outreach.

We program the festival in thematic blocks with provocative titles grouping complimentary films together to create a specific and unique cinematic experience. Every BLOCK has a title, a theme, a moderator, a facebook event page and a Q&A.

And most importantly: An Audience.

You have the opportunity to enter any festival, there are thousands out there. When you choose us, we don't take that lightly. We will give your film all of our attention in the screening process. If selected, you will be invited to the annual Festival Kick-Off event, the Press Conference at MoMI, the all hands on deck Trailer Party, publicity stunts, flash mobs, TV and radio interviews.

We look forward to seeing your work and have reduced the fees. It's just the right thing to do. We wanted to be more accessible and level the playing field

And finally, if your film is selected, we will do everything we can to develop the perfect screening experience for you AND your work.
Peace.
International Short Film Festival Kolkata
Opens for submissions:
Apr 1, 2017
Final Deadline
Nov 10, 2017
$40
Winners Notified:
Dec 10, 2017
This is one of the most prestigious festival in India. The festival is being mentored by legendary filmmakers like Sandip Ray, Gautam Ghosh, Kamaleswar Mukherjee, Sujoy Ghosh, Sudeshna Roy and many others. Last year, around 232 films have been there by 275 film makers from 29 countries. Winners get Cash Prize and trophy.
The festival has been started from 2016 and this year, awards will be given to Best film, best director, best camera, best editor, best sound and best script, Along with this, there will be 3 awards in the category of jury's choice.
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Toronto International Spring of Horror & Fantasy Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
May 5, 2017
Regular Deadline
Nov 14, 2017
$40
$30
Dead Heads
Jan 10, 2018
$50
$38
Final Deadline
Mar 5, 2018
$65
$50
Winners Notified:
Mar 10, 2018
Toronto Spring of Horror and Fantasy was created to give people of Toronto access to quality genre films throughout the year.

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

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

Our screenings are held at the Carlton Cinema in downtown Toronto on April 6-8, 2018.
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Oxford Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
May 1, 2017
Late Deadline
Nov 15, 2017
$60
$35
Final Deadline
Nov 15, 2017
$60
$35
Winners Notified:
Dec 1, 2017
Home to the University of Mississippi, past haunts of William Faulkner, Larry Brown, Barry Hannah and John Grisham, current home of Ace Atkins, Jack Pendarvis, and listed as one of John Vilani's "100 best small arts towns in America", Oxford offers a unique blend of literary and artistic appreciation within the setting of a vibrant college town.

In it's 4th year of being named a Top 50 Film Festival worth the entry fee from MovieMaker magazine, the 15th Oxford Film Festival, to be held February 7-11, 2018, is a five-day event celebrating the art of independent film. The festival will bring filmmakers and filmgoers from as far away as Los Angeles and New York and across the globe and as close as Oxford to enjoy approximately five days of workshops, panels, and parties.

Recent years have included visits from Danny Glover, Robert Longstreet with THE MISSING GIRL, James Franco and Tim Blake Nelson with THE SOUND AND THE FURY, Academy Award winners and nominees, Oscar nominees, Independent Spirit Award nominees, and favorites on the film festival circuit in addition to local and regional films.
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Forum International Short Film Competition
Opens for submissions:
Oct 10, 2017
Early
Nov 15, 2017
$25
Regular
Dec 15, 2017
$35
Late
Jan 15, 2018
$45
Final Deadline
Jan 15, 2018
$45
Winners Notified:
Feb 15, 2018
The annual international film competition for legal-themed shorts, offering independent and emerging filmmakers the chance to screen their work in New York City and creatively engage the public in discussions regarding justice and popular culture.

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


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


Now accepting submissions for the 2018 competition year! Finalist shorts will be screened at the FOLCS Awards Night during the 12th Annual FOLCS Film Festival in New York City.
New Renaissance Film Festival (Amsterdam, NL)
Opens for submissions:
Apr 1, 2017
Extended
Nov 17, 2017
$40
$35
Final Deadline
Jan 12, 2018
$45
$40
Winners Notified:
Jan 12, 2018
"One of the UK's top film festivals to know about" - London METRO
"A top ten event" - Het Parool
"Culture Calendar" - VOGUE Nederland
"Amsterdam hosts a great cinema event" - iAmsterdam

A FESTIVAL FOR INSPIRING ARTISTS AND STORYTELLERS

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

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

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

We will screen up to 100 films in two cinemas over the course of three days. This event includes a screenwriting competition, professional MASTER CLASSES by industry professionals, Filmmaker Q&A's, Panel Discussions, a fun COCKTAIL HOUR and AWARDS CEREMONY. The festival will be open to the public and ticket sales will be announced on the website in due course.
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LGBT New Renaissance Film Festival (Amsterdam, NL)
Opens for submissions:
Apr 1, 2017
Extended
Nov 17, 2017
$40
$35
Final Deadline
Jan 12, 2018
$45
$40
Winners Notified:
Jan 12, 2018
"One of the UK's top film festivals to know about" - London METRO
"A top ten event" - Het Parool
"Culture Calendar" - VOGUE Nederland
"Amsterdam hosts a great cinema event" - iAmsterdam

LGBT Film Festival and Screenplay Competition.

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

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

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

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

The festival will be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and ticket sales will be announced on the website in due course.
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Nickel Independent Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Sep 29, 2017
Early Bird
Nov 17, 2017
$15
$15
Regular
Jan 19, 2018
$25
$25
Late
Feb 16, 2018
$40
$40
Extended
Mar 2, 2018
$45
$45
Final Deadline
Mar 2, 2018
$45
$45
Winners Notified:
Apr 6, 2018
Now in its 18th year, the Nickel Independent Film Festival is an annual summer celebration of independent film in St. John's, NL, Canada.

With five nights of screenings, the Nickel provides industry related workshops aimed at the professional development of local and visiting filmmakers. It offers a variety of sessions that appeal to emerging filmmakers, the general public, including Q&A's, panels, workshops, and Master classes. There are mixers and parties for filmmakers to network with industry peers and have fun.
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Avant Edge Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jul 20, 2017
Normal
Nov 20, 2017
Late
Feb 20, 2018
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.
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