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Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival
Extended
Feb 23, 2019
$69
$69
Out on Bail
Mar 16, 2019
$79
$79
Final Deadline
Apr 6, 2019
$89
$89
Winners Notified:
Apr 20, 2019
Festival and screenplay contest celebrating the best of indie crime and horror.

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

Winners will be considered by:

ZERO GRAVITY
BLOOD LIST / BRILLSTEIN
THINK TANK
TXL FILMS
... and more.

Winners also receive 4 months of free listings on InkTip!
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Cine Gear Expo Film Series Competition
Late
Feb 25, 2019
$45-50
Regular
Mar 4, 2019
$40-45
Final Deadline
Apr 6, 2019
$75
Extended
Apr 6, 2019
$75
Winners Notified:
May 31, 2019
Since 1996, Cine Gear Expo has served film and video industry professionals by providing them the opportunity to see the newest, cutting-edge equipment; to learn about new production services; and, network with peers all within a professional and comfortable studio environment. Cine Gear Expo is an acclaimed and well attended occasion attracting over 16,000 professionals from more than 60 countries each June in Hollywood, California.

As we prepare for our 24th year, we welcome filmmakers to submit their projects to our Film Series. Categories include Commercials/Music Videos, Independent Short Films, and Student Films.

This Film Series Competition is a great way to gain recognition and take home amazing prizes. All finalists will be invited to the VIP Party and awards ceremony. For the chance to showcase your work to an audience of industry professionals with finalists screened in a state of the art theater on the Paramount Studio Lot in Hollywood, California, submit your film today.
South Carolina Underground Film Festival
Special
Feb 28, 2019
$30
$23
Spring
Apr 30, 2019
$40
$35
Normal
Aug 31, 2019
$45
$40
Final Deadline
Sep 30, 2019
$55
$45
Winners Notified:
Nov 10, 2019
The South Carolina Underground Film Festival celebrates all genres of independent film in one festival. Taking place in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina, SCUFF is truly an international film festival as we are seeking films from all over the globe. The SCUFF will be two packed days of indie films where fans and filmmakers can meet and mingle and celebrate obscure and independent film.

Besides promoting and showcasing the best in truly independent cinema from all around the globe, the SCUFF also promotes local filmmaking in SC. We will shine a special spotlight on SC produced films and filmmakers. Filmmakers will have an opportunity to have their works screened for a captive audience while competing for awards in many categories.

From the novice to the professional, from the student to the experimental filmmaker, SCUFF is seeking all type of films that may not be able to find an audience in more mainstream film festivals.

Drama, comedy, horror, sci-fi, action, animation, music videos, fake trailers, puppet shows, claymation, documentary, LGBT, and so on. If you can create it, we want to see it. The more obscure the better!

Do you have to ask yourself if your film is too much for our festival? If so then we definitely want to see it! Does your film push social boundaries? Would Sundance or any mainstream festival laugh at you thinking you had a chance to get into their festival? Then we want your movie!

Q&A’s will follow screening with visiting filmmakers and actors. The festival will end on the second night with a big awards ceremony as we give out the SCUFF awards! Follow us on Facebook and we continue to make announcements until the festival arrives! Good luck and we can’t wait to see what you made!

The SCUFF wants to promote and nurture independent films and filmmakers. We want to expose to the world a whole new segment of cinema that they would never see anywhere else. Because of this our film festival is FREE to the public! We hope this will bring out lots of people to all the screenings and create a fun and festive environment for not only the attendees but also visiting filmmakers.

Awards & Prizes

SCUFFY Awards will be given out in many categories. Our new SCUFFY awards were designed and sculpted by special effects artist Tony Rosen who is most famous for creating the Annabelle doll used in the films "The Conjuring" and "Annabelle". We also give our winners our famous miners helmets too! Official Sponsor Final Draft scriptwriting software will present software to the winners of the best unproduced screenplay categories. Unproduced screenplay categories will also receive free listings on InkTip. Producers have made more than 200 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.

Trophies and awards will be given for:

Best Feature
Best Short
Best Produced Screenplay (short and feature)
Best Unproduced Screenplay (short and feature)
Best SC Feature Film
Best SC Short Film
Best SC Filmmaker
Audience Choice Award
Jury Award
Runner up Unproduced Screenplay (short and feature)
Best Foreign Film

Many more awards and prizes will be added later so check back often!
Universe Multicultural Film Festival
Final Deadline
Feb 28, 2019
$100
$80
extend
Feb 28, 2019
$100
$80
Winners Notified:
Apr 7, 2019
Universe Multicultural Film Festival ( UMFF) is a jewel for cultural exchange through cinema art. UMFF screening 100+ films from 30+ countries, produce 5 industry panels and film market that bring real result each year; Host opening gala, reception night and red carpet award ceremony that shine performance artists from worldwide in all cultural background; The cultural ambassador pageant and screenplay showcase are the live shows to introduce the fashion designers and the screenwriters to the world.
Columbus Black International Film Festival
Early Bird
Feb 28, 2019
$10
$10
Late
Jun 30, 2019
$35
$35
Final Deadline
Jul 20, 2019
$45
$45
Extended
Jul 20, 2019
$45
$45
Winners Notified:
Jul 22, 2019
The primary objective of the Columbus Black International Film Festival is to showcase Black filmmakers locally, nationally and internationally, while highlighting a spectrum of stories told by people of the African diaspora.

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

Columbus is the heart of America and home to some of the most creative Black filmmakers in the country. This festival that will showcase new and emerging talent as well as talent that has represented our city for years.
Women in Horror Film Festival
Midterm Deadline
Mar 1, 2019
$35
$25
Late Deadline
Aug 1, 2019
$45
$35
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2019
$60
$45
Winners Notified:
Feb 15, 2020
Women in Horror Film festival was established in 2016 and we are a filmmaker, screenwriter & community focused festival dedicated to celebrating and showcasing female directors, writers, cinematographers, FX artists, editors, production designers, composers & performers in genre cinema, as well as the teams with whom they work. The fest takes place in Atlanta, GA and winners in select categories will receive a truly one-of-a-kind "Lizzie" trophy.
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Las Vegas International Film and Screenplay Competition
Regular Deadline
Mar 1, 2019
$45
$30
Late Deadline
Apr 1, 2019
$50
$35
Extended Deadline
May 1, 2019
$55
$45
Final Deadline
Jun 25, 2019
$75
$50
Winners Notified:
Aug 3, 2019
The Las Vegas International Film and Screenwriting Competition mission is to celebrate the independent motion picture and literary arts by providing a platform for filmmakers and writers to have their work awarded and recognized. The Las Vegas International Film and Screenwriting Competition offer more than just a handful of award possibilities. We pride ourselves in providing a wide variety of award opportunities between our various screenwriting and film categories.
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Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE)
Final Deadline
Mar 3, 2019
End of Extended Deadline
Mar 3, 2019
$38.00
Winners Notified:
Jun 10, 2019
The Long Island International Film Expo began in 1997, and is proud to be called by the LIIFErs who attend - a film community. Between the specialized attention you get from the LIIFE staff (promoting your screenings, getting you press/media interviews when appropriate, promoting winners, providing informational panels and networking opportunites) and our love of filmmakers/filmmaking - you're sure to have found a home for you and your film, at LIIFE.
We show from 100 - 170 films from around the world, and scriptwriting is our newest addition.
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Tourfilm Riga
Final Deadline
Mar 5, 2019
$free
Winners Notified:
May 24, 2019
12th International Tourism Film Festival „Tourfilm – Riga 2019” will be held in Riga on May 24th 2019. Tourism films presenting tourism products or specific cities, regions, states as tourism destinations will be judged in the following categories: Tourism Destination - city, Tourism Destination - region, Tourism Destination - country, Tourism product, Eco-tourism, Adventure tourism, Tourism services, Latvian tourism product.
Films will be judged by a professional international jury. Symbolic awards will be given in each category and the main award – the Grand Prix will be selected from the award winners.
Demonstration of the best films and award ceremony will take place on 24th of May at the oldest and most beautiful cinema of Riga - “Splendid Palace”.
Application form must be submitted out online in the web-page of the Festival: www.tourfilmriga.lv Closing date for entries – 5th of March, 2019, entry is free of charge.
The film-file should be sent by using any online file transfer service, such as WeTransfer till 5th of March, 2019. Additionally, a link to the film that is uploaded on one of video-sharing websites (Youtube or Vimeo) should be included in the Application form.
Detailed information about the Festival at the web-page www.tourfilmriga.lv
Please feel free to contact Sandra Inkēna, e-mail:sandra.inkena@riga.lv, phone :+371 67026807.

Festival is organized by the Riga City Council.
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Big Apple Film Festival and Screenplay Competition
Early Bird
Mar 8, 2019
$70
$60
Regular Deadline
Apr 10, 2019
$80
$70
Final Deadline
Apr 30, 2019
$90
$80
Winners Notified:
May 2, 2019
2019 Big Apple Film Festival and Screenplay Competition(Spring Edition) takes place in the heart of the greatest city in the world. BAFF, named one of MovieMaker Magazine's top "25 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee" and top "25 Coolest Film Festivals".
ALUMNI FILMS include Academy Award and Golden Globe nominees, SAG Award winners and nominees, as well as films released by HBO, Showtime, IFC, Netflix, Amazon, Itunes and More...
Enter your film or script at filmfreeway.com/BigAppleFilmFestival
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BLASTOFF
Final Deadline
Mar 10, 2019
$45
Winners Notified:
Mar 20, 2019
Skyrocket your credibility and respect in the industry! Gain access to finance, great actors and terrific crew members. Have festivals eager to screen your new film. All gold, all possible with our "Show the World" awards. We call it "BLASTOFF EXPOSURE."

BLASTOFF has platforms that request our best films, and stream them all over the world for, collectively, millions of eager viewers, including industry movers and shakers (producers, investors, agents, A-list actors and crew...), other filmmakers, and film-lovers almost everywhere. So now you're in distribution? Boom! You're on your way to BLASTOFF EXPOSURE.

Most festivals screen selected films in only one city - not us. Local screenings are at the beautifully remodeled Encino Laemmle Theaters, and as one of the winners of our "Show the World" awards your creativity and talent could also be seen by viewers in cities all around the world. Boom! BLASTOFF EXPOSURE.

Looking for feature finance? We also present the best shorts, trailers, and sizzle reels to investors and buyers from all over the world. Boom!

BLASTOFF celebrates your dedication and hard work: all submission categories are eligible for awards, including best performer (non gender specific), music, cinematography, and stunt-work.

Songwriters, film-score composers, and sound-designers, you elevate a film to places it could never go without your music. We know that, and we salute you with categories specific to you and awards to honor your work.

When you submit to BLASTOFF you to gain access to a world in which successful filmmakers are rewarded for their creativity, courage, and the massive energy required to make a film. It's a life-changing opportunity! Take it. You've earned it. You deserve BLASTOFF EXPOSURE.
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BELIFF London
Late Deadline
Mar 14, 2019
$35-89
Final Deadline
May 16, 2019
$40-99
Winners Notified:
Sep 25, 2019
Constantly in Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals on FilmFreeway BELIFF is open to everyone.


VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS BELIFF:

https://youtu.be/enSBucdaRvg
https://youtu.be/vh_pkLp3W6w


WHY SUBMIT TO BELIFF:
• GUARANTEE that your film is watched with brief FEEDBACK for every submission

• Public Award decided entirely by the audience

• Breathtaking venue. The first and only original art-deco Cinema of its kind in London: THE PHOENIX opened 1910 (a shooting location for movies: Interview with the Vampire, 1994/ My Week With Marylin, 2011).

• Prompt, Transparent and Friendly in communication

• Promotional Video Interview if you attend the event (check us out on youtube)

• DISTRIBUTION PROSPECTS with the Phoenix for the right film(s)

• The Results of the Film Rating Scores that come directly from the Public

• Opportunity to publicize your film by purchasing an editorial in our Festival Magazine FILM VOICE.

• iPitchTV and Fade In Leading Screenwriting Software complementary memberships and prizes for the winners

• Get a professional opinion about your film by ordering a Review or Feedback

• Constant Social Media Support for your achievements in the industry

• Feedback in case a film gets rejected (on express request ONLY)

Looking forward to viewing your films.

Submissions vary depending on each type of film:
- Student
- Short / Commercial/ Music Video
- Featurette (21-40 minutes)
- Features

Check out our submission page for what people are saying about us and for details:
https://filmfreeway.com/BELIFF
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Women in Comedy Festival: Film and Screenplay Competition
Final Deadline
Mar 14, 2019
$55
Winners Notified:
May 4, 2019
Comedy Writers and Filmmakers!! The call for entries for WOMEN IN COMEDY FESTIVAL: FILM & SCREENPLAY COMPETITION is open! The regular deadline is Tuesday, February 12th.

Featuring 2 Comedy Short Contests

1. WICF COMEDY SHORT CONTEST WITH NBC
Women in Comedy Festival is accepting comedic short films or single episodes of web series that are between 2 to 10 minutes.

2. FRANKIE SHAW’S COMEDY SHORT CHALLENGE
Women in Comedy Festival is thrilled to partner with creator, writer, producer and star of Showtime’s hit comedy SMILF, Frankie Shaw for this short film challenge!
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Melbourne International Cinema Extravaganza M.I.C.E Festival
Regular
Mar 15, 2019
$55
Late
Apr 10, 2019
$60
Final Deadline
May 20, 2019
$65
Winners Notified:
Jun 1, 2019
The Melbourne International Cinema Extravaganza M.I.C.E. aims to be one of Melbourne's leading cinema extravaganza, raising awareness and celebrating these wonderful totem animals- Mice.

It will attract filmmakers from all around the world and celebrate their brilliant creations. With a strong focus on all the millions of life saving mice who sacrifice their lives to the research and study of terminal illnesses/cancer world wide.

It is a unique platform for new talent and a celebration of cinematic creativity, innovation and extravagance with artists new creations being judged right here in Melbourne City.

Films with a focus on terminal illness will be welcomed to help, educate, raise awareness, and bring hope to all the sufferers and families.
Art, Music and Film is a dynamic, healing way to help sufferers and their families as well as entertain all those who come along to this wonderful celebration.

A celebration that will engage, entertain, enlighten and bring together local and International films and give recognition to these wonderful, remarkable, brave little animals with a big, corageous heart.

“I came up with this film festival idea whilst at my screening of my first film in my trilogy, FATE-It is what it is! This was at the 2013 New York City Independent Film Festival, in Time Square. New York is filled with masses of people running in all directions- like mice! Very similar to Mice in cages of scientific research and health trials. These humans were like mice, all going somewhere, doing something and 95% of them chasing their own creation and creativity. And almost 50% having suffered or been scared with terminal illness at some point in their lives. I came back to Melbourne city and saw the same thing. We are all mice and these amazing totem animals of this festival have such a significance to our lives. They are life-saving!
I want this festival to begin to bring awareness just to how lucky we are to have mice in our life and celebrate their existence in a Melbourne International Cinema Extravaganza- MICE.
It was the beginnings of creating brilliance. Don't wait – Create! And we shall do just that with all the amazing courage of all of us working as a team of creative little mice, exhibiting dynamic, wonderful, International films and in turn celebrate the life-saving mice!”
R Lobosco.
Creator/Director of MICE Festival.
One of the judges in the 2016 MICE festival.
BEYOND: The Film Festival
Final Deadline
Mar 15, 2019
Deadline
Mar 15, 2019
$15
Winners Notified:
May 1, 2019
The Cary Theater, in the heart of North Carolina, presents BEYOND: The Film Festival, a celebration of the many facets of the art of storytelling through film. BEYOND: The Film Festival will highlight all aspects of filmmaking, featuring a short film competition and screenplay writing competition (length - 30 minutes or less). Each year, the festival will explore a new theme and focus on some of the behind-the-scenes aspects of the filmmaking process. The theme for this year is “Heroes.” The screenwriting competition, also for short films, is based on the same theme and will explore the foundational aspect of filmmaking – the script. All entries are not limited by genre.

BEYOND: The Film Festival will be held June 19 – 23, 2019 in Cary, NC

ENTRY FEE & DEADLINE: March 15, 2019 / $15. Submissions will be accepted via FilmFreeway

AWARDS & PRIZES
• Winning screenplay receives a table read at the festival.
• InkTip script listing and InkTip magazine listing

Each official selection will be given:
• two (2) VIP Passes to attend screenings and events
• the new BEYOND: The Film Festival laurels
• special hotel rates for filmmakers
• Grand Jury & People’s Choice awards
• And more!
Brainwash movie festival
“Early Bird”
Mar 15, 2019
$50
$25
“On Time”
May 1, 2019
$65
$30
Final Deadline
May 21, 2019
“Late”
May 21, 2019
$90
$40
Winners Notified:
Jul 1, 2019
Brainwash, since 1995, has delighted audiences with a selection of the bizarre, the unique, and just plain old well-made movies from independent producers all over the world. With an eye toward the abstract, the innovative and the weird, Brainwash salutes it’s 25th Silver Anniversary this 2019 season and will have a Unity Night of movies as well as a hot little Silver Anniversary Celebration. We have consistently attracted entries we curate to be able to display some of the most cutting edge cinema from up and coming directors, actors, producers and crews consistently year after year. So please send us yours this year and help us celebrate! Thank You!

REPORT FROM BRAINWASH MOVIES, OAKLAND, CA
We are Brainwash Movies, doing the Brainwash Movie Festival. We’ve been going every year for 24 years, and are looking forward to celebrating our 25th Silver anniversary this festival season, in July. Presenting an aesthetic beyond the parameters of the everyday & the usual, we expand into the roots of the underground, experimental & just plain charming.
Our top winners last year were: 2nd Grand Prize Award to Twice Upon a Time by Vojin Vasovic and the First Prize Award to High Five the Cactus by Christopher Allan Thomas.
Our festival is a mainstay in the local, East Bay of the San Francisco Bay, CA, area. Submissions are now open on FilmfreeWay, Withoutabox and other major submission platforms online.
We’re also looking for interested individuals to participate with us.
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Raindance Film Festival
Regular Deadline
Mar 17, 2019
$90
$45
Early Deadline
Apr 26, 2019
$72
$32
Final Deadline
May 31, 2019
$130
$65
Winners Notified:
Oct 6, 2019
Raindance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the UK. It is based in the heart of London’s buzzing West End film district.

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

Festival Sections:
- World-renowned programme of the best UK and international independent films
- Masterclasses with special guests
- Raindance Forum and Marketplace – talks and panels
- Raindance Virtual and Augmented Reality Strand
- Raindance Web Fest
- Networking events

Each year, Raindance attracts dozens of thousands of visitors including hundreds of industry professionals into London. The 27th Raindance will take place 25 September – 6 October 2019 in central London.

Films will compete for: Film of the Festival, Best UK Feature, Best International Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Performance, Best Documentary Feature, Discovery Award, Short of the Festival, Best UK Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Animation Short, Best Music Video to recognize achievement for the most innovative talent and films that challenge the boundaries of filmmaking.

A separate jury will judge the WebFest and VR/AR nominees. All selected WebFest series will compete for an Audience and a Jury Award. VR/AR nominees will compete for: ​Best Interactive Narrative VR Experience, Best Animation VR Experience, Best Cinematic VR Experience, Best Documentary VR Experience, Best Social Impact VR Experience, Best Music VR Experience, Best Multi-Person VR Experience, British Award: Best UK VR Experience, Discovery Award: Best Debut VR Experience, and Grand Jury Prize: Best Immersive Story.

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

Over the years, the festival has hosted such guests and filmmakers as Christopher Nolan, Terry Gilliam, Shane Meadows, Ken Loach, Marky Ramone, Iggy Pop, Anton Corbijn, Quentin Tarantino, Faye Dunaway and Lou Reed. Over the last few years our international Jury has included Sean Bean, Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Martin Freeman, Gareth Edwards, Ewen Bremner, Jason Flemyng, Andrew Scott, Tom Waits, Vicky McClure and Sheridan Smith among top UK industry guest jurors.
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Satisfied Eye International Film Festival
Regular
Mar 30, 2019
$35
$22
Late
Jun 29, 2019
$40
$26
Final Deadline
Jul 27, 2019
$45
$30
Winners Notified:
Sep 1, 2019
"The festival was a revelation. The scope and quality of films, workshops and networking opportunities were truly splendid. It's busy, it's exciting, it's thrilling. Organised to a fine detail, the SEIFF is a filmmaker's dream. One of the best in the UK." Dave Gilbank, Polterheist

MISSION

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

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

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

NEW FOR THIS YEAR

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

THE INDUSTRY

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

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

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

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

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

Our closing annual awards ceremony at the world famous Queen's Stand, Epsom Racecourse, gives recognition to the best talent in front of and behind the camera with a gala ceremony open to filmmakers and the public.
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[C]Screen Festival - Fiction Fall
Earlybird
Mar 31, 2019
$1.50
Regular
Apr 30, 2019
$2
Final Deadline
May 23, 2019
$2.50
Winners Notified:
Jul 1, 2019
We are a humble exhibition of shortfilms that runs for some years in Cerdanyola del Vallès (Spain). Our aim is to move the people of our city every weekend of October with fiction shortfilms. [C]Screen gets out the cold of the autumn with a wide and adapted programation to each edition: common stories, funny ones, science-fiction, animation, historical, serious, controversial... We also organise talks and workshops in collaboration with local entities or citizens. All is welcomed!

Our prizes are symbolic and they depend of the paying submissions we get but we try our best to promote cinema and support directors.
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Changing Face International Film Festival
March
Mar 31, 2019
$15
May
May 31, 2019
$15
July
Jul 31, 2019
$15
Final Deadline
Sep 30, 2019
$15
Winners Notified:
Oct 20, 2019
CFIFF aims to encourage diverse content from diverse creators. We are excited to invite you to take part in our 3rd year and hope you'll continue to be involved for many years to come.

CFIFF runs film and screenplay competitions monthly. The winners of the monthly competitions will automatically be entered into our annual competition where overall winners will be selected.
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DELHI INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILM & TV
Early Bird
Mar 31, 2019
$00
$00
$00
Students
Sep 30, 2019
$00
$00
Deadline
Sep 30, 2019
$35
$20
late fee
Oct 31, 2019
$60
$35
Final Deadline
Nov 15, 2019
$80
$50
Winners Notified:
Dec 15, 2019
Delhi International Festival of Film and Television (DIFFT) aims to showcase the best of independent film and television from across the world alongside a program of educational, pioneering and engaging workshops, panels and round tables run by leading industry practitioners.
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NZ Web Fest
Early Bird
Mar 31, 2019
$25-35
Regular
May 31, 2019
$30-45
Late
Jul 31, 2019
$35-55
Final Deadline
Aug 31, 2019
$40-65
Winners Notified:
Nov 16, 2019
The NZ Web Fest curates and celebrates online entertainment, and is a proud participant in the Web Series World Cup.

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

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

#NZWF19 will run Saturday 16 - Sunday 17 November 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand.
Digital Griffix Film Festival
April
Apr 1, 2019
$20
$20
May
May 1, 2019
$20
$20
June
Jun 1, 2019
$20
$20
July
Jul 1, 2019
$20
$20
Final Deadline
Dec 24, 2019
$20
$20
Winners Notified:
Dec 25, 2019
After a successful third year, Digital Griffix film festival is back as an international online and onsite event, a showcase of short films under 30 minutes and full length films. The films are selected each month to be screened from our website and vimeo account for a week or more, starting on February 1st 2019. There will be a new deadline set every month.

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

At the end of the year, on December 25th 2019 the winners in each category will be announced. All genres welcomed, films must be submitted in english or subtitled in english. Films in french or subtitled in french can also be submitted.

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

The categories to submit in are :

-Animation
-Documentary
-Fiction film

Please note that some films could be in consideration during the whole year.
Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest
Final Deadline
Apr 1, 2019
$60
$50
Last Chance
Apr 1, 2019
$60
$50
Winners Notified:
May 26, 2019
Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest is South Carolina's first and largest horror film festival! The 2019 festival will take place over three days in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina and will feature some of the best independent horror films from all over the world. We will be screening all of our Official Selections at South of Broadway Theater located in the heart of Park Circle.

Forget the Oscars! We have the "Crimmy's"! All Official Selections (films and screenplays) will be competing at a chance for a Crimmy in over 20 categories. Our Crimmy trophies are designed by "The Conjuring" and "Annabelle" special effects artist Tony Rosen, who also designed the famous "Annabelle" doll for both films. Each trophy is handmade and signed by Tony himself.

Sponsored in part by ShortsTV, the world's largest distributor of short films, all submitted and accepted short films have the chance for worldwide broadcast deals on their cable channel, ShortsTV, which plays Oscar winning short films all over the globe. Screenplay winners will also compete to win scriptwriting software from FinalDraft as well as free listings on InkTip, where producers go for scripts and writers. Producers have made more than 300 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.

In 2017 "Best of South Carolina" named Crimson Screen one of the top 10 festivals in South Carolina and in 2015 readers of HORROR SOCIETY voted us their 2nd favorite horror film festival in the USA! Festival attendees come out to walk the "dREaD Carpet" dressed in their favorite costumes and get to meet the filmmakers during our mixers and Q&A sessions after film screenings.

We are seeking all genres of films and screenplays that contain horror element such as sci-fi, fantasy, comedy, underground, experimental and more...as long as there are horror elements. We take pride in the variety of horror selections at our annual festival and encourage filmmakers to submit any type of film and screenplay with horror, thriller, and suspense elements and themes! If you are lucky enough to be chosen as an official selection, you definitely will want to attend! We are not like any other film festival out there! We provide our attending filmmakers with two free VIP passes, a bag of swag, a personal welcome letter with wax sealed envelope embedded with our logo, and lots of other goodies also!

Filmmakers and VIP pass holders also have access to mixers as well as discounts at various bars and restaurants during the fest. At past festivals we have held "Maverick Filmmaking" workshops by such filmmakers as Steve Balderson, lectures on H.P. Lovecraft by authors such as W. Scott Poole, and have also awarded our new annual "Horror Icon" award to Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp) in 2016 and Joe Bob Briggs in 2017, and Mark Patton (Nightmare on Elm Street 2) in 2018!
10th Annual New Media Film Festival
Final Deadline
Apr 3, 2019
$90
$90
Winners Notified:
Jun 2, 2019
10th NEW MEDIA FILM FESTIVAL
Los Angeles, California - USA
June 1-2, 2019
In the Spotlight today is the 10th Annual New Media Film Festival, producing a cutting-edge, fair, upscale festival devoted to upcoming and seasoned content creators. More than 20 competitive categories are now open that collectively celebrate a broad spectrum of storytelling – podcasts, web series, tablet media, virtual reality, augmented reality, drone, 3D, and many more. Huffington Post aptly describes the festival, "Makes the cutting edge accessible."

In 2018 the Festival screened 110 projects from 40 countries with 34 World Premieres, 7 US Premieres, and 24 Los Angeles Premieres. As noted by SAG & Golden Globe Winner Matthew Modine, "New technologies have empowered and enabled creators outside of a studio or network system to make their own movies and develop cutting edge entertainment. Affordable cameras and editing software allow artists to create and express their skills for a multitude of new distribution platforms. We are presently witness to how storytelling is being redefined in the 21st Century. New Media Film Festival highlights and showcases what will come next." The festival extends its forward thinking to promote a positive future and proudly honors luminaries with its Socially Responsible Conservationist Award. In 2018 the award went to Jeff Bridges.

Judges at the New Media Film Festival include representatives from HBO, Marvel, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Television Academy, and other pioneers in the entertainment industry. There's even a competitive category for Sniplers, 30-second mini-trailers featured to garner attention for films not yet made. Filmmakers vie for a chance at $45,000 USD value in services and prizes. The festival also offers further screening opportunities to winning works on New Media 2D and 3D channels and other distribution opportunities.
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
Honoring stories worth telling, New Media Film Festival brings the best in new media to the world.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The rationale behind the festival is clear. New media continues to show its lasting power and potential to evolve - there is scope for truly groundbreaking and compelling work in the world of storytelling. The festival is designed to both discover and cultivate highly creative work from emerging and seasoned content creators. Filmmakers will benefit from a Red Carpet Press Junket, VIP Soiree, Web Series Superstar Panel, live music, technology panels, networking lounge, international art exhibit, Q&A's, audience awards, and much more.

"I thank the New Media film festival for what they've done for young filmmakers," legendary director, Roger Corman.

Put your innovative work forward and join the unique community of content creators at New Media Film Festival - submit today!
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Bahamas International Film Festival
Regular Deadline
Apr 4, 2019
$70
$50
Late Deadline
Jun 6, 2019
$75
$60
Final Deadline
Jul 4, 2019
$80
$70
Extended Deadline
Jul 4, 2019
$80
$70
Screenplay Extended Deadline
Sep 5, 2019
$150
Winners Notified:
Oct 1, 2019
Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) is a unique and intimate Film Festival taking in the Bahamas.

BIFF offers much to the filmmaker by way of networking in a relaxed, island atmosphere while simultaneously providing all the amenities of an excellent festival. Movies are screened multiple times in several islands throughout The Bahamas such as Nassau and Eleuthera, giving the filmmaker excellent exposure and hospitality, each filmmaker being treated with personal and professional service.
Web Series Festival Global
Late
Apr 5, 2019
$65
Final Deadline
Jul 30, 2019
$70
Winners Notified:
Aug 2, 2019
Web Series Festival Global - Helping Creatives Shape the Future of TV by Celebrating Great Content From Hollywood - The Home Of The Entertainment Industry An Online Web Series Festival For A Global Community Of Content Creators

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

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

www.WebSeriesFestivalGlobal.com
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Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival
EARLYBIRD
Apr 8, 2019
$35
$30
REGULAR
Jul 8, 2019
$50
$40
LATE
Jul 29, 2019
$60
$45
Final Deadline
Aug 19, 2019
$50
EXTENDED
Aug 19, 2019
$65
$50
Winners Notified:
Oct 13, 2019
SLEEPY HOLLOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (SHIFF), a celebration of outstanding genre cinema in the very cradle of the American Supernatural is taking place in Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, NY, on October 10-13, 2019, and is now accepting film and script submissions! Be a part of this wondrous exploration of creative cinema, right in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley region, during its legendary Halloween season!

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

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

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

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

The 1st place winner of SHIFF's UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY COMPETITION will be presented with a statuette at our closing night awards ceremony, in addition to a cash prize of $500, and an InkTip prize package. 2nd and 3rd place winners will be announced at our closing night awards ceremony, and will win a cash prize of $250 each, and an InkTip prize package. All three winners will be posted on SHIFF's official site and socials, announced on our "winners" PR blast to media outlets, and published in the fest's "winners" article in the Hudson Valley area newspaper, the River Journal.
Art is Alive Film Festival
Final Deadline
Apr 12, 2019
$35
$35
Winners Notified:
Jun 23, 2019
My intent with this festival is simple: bring art alive again. This will be an event that emphasizes less on celebrity appearances, red carpets and expensive sponsors. It will be a forum for filmmakers and fans to meet and merge minds. It will be a foundation of fun while showcasing artistic souls and their work. It will be a weekend to honor the czars of independent cinema, and to initiate my platform of helping others to pursue their passions. I am also hoping to be able to raise enough funds to be able to award grants to those who wish to embark on their dream of one day donning the director hat.

My festival will include over 45 indie film screenings, industry panels, one celebrity event, and one lifetime achievement award ceremony. I accept shorts/features/youth films up to 90 minutes long in any genre, as well as screenplays.
Culture & Diversity Film Festival
Earlybird Deadline
Apr 19, 2019
$10-20
Regular Deadline
Jun 17, 2019
$15-30
Extended Deadline
Aug 15, 2019
$25-40
Final Deadline
Sep 14, 2019
$30-55
Winners Notified:
Sep 29, 2019
Welcome to the Culture & Diversity Film Festival! We celebrate the many colors of our lives and our world by screening a variety of films from around the globe. We honor the filmmakers with awards and prizes, and host parties and gatherings for filmmakers and the local community.

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

We accept shorts, features and music videos, and our submission fees are as low as $5. We look forward to watching your film!
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Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition 2019
Early Bird Deadline
Apr 22, 2019
$45
$30
Regular Deadline
Jul 22, 2019
$55
$35
Final Film Deadline
Sep 30, 2019
$60
$40
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2019
$65
$45
Final Screenplay Deadline
Oct 31, 2019
$65
$45
Winners Notified:
Dec 17, 2019
Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition was founded to encourage and support independent low and big budget, filmmakers, who work in the horror, suspense, science fiction, drama,action, adventure, and art house genres.

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

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

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

ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL GENRES:
Horror
Suspense
Science Fiction
Supernatural
Arthouse
Action/Adventure
Fantasy
Documentary
Music Videos
Super 8
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Shriekfest Horror/SciFi Film Festival & Screenplay Competition
Regualar
May 1, 2019
$20-55
Late
Jun 1, 2019
$20-60
Final Deadline
Jul 11, 2019
$30-65
Winners Notified:
Oct 6, 2019
A celebration of indie horror/thriller/scifi/fantasy films and scripts! Currently celebrating our 19th year! Shriekfest is bi coastal in Los Angeles and Orlando!

Fees vary on when you submit
NEO International Film Festival
Regular Deadline
May 1, 2019
$25
$10
Late Deadline
Aug 1, 2019
$30
$15
Extended Deadline
Nov 1, 2019
$40
$20
Final Deadline
Nov 28, 2019
$50
$30
Super Extended Deadline
Nov 28, 2019
$50
$30
Winners Notified:
Dec 9, 2019
The Northeastern Ohio International Film Festival isn't like the other Film Festivals. Our judges aren't looking for big name actors or directors. We are truly an independent film festival and our judge's rate and grade films on the merits of the films using an extensive proprietary grading system. Each judge will also provide notes and a short constructive critique of the film if requested.

The Fourth Annual NEO International Film Festival is being held again at Paolino's Pub. 2091 Locust Street S. Canal Fulton, OH 44614 on Monday, December 10th at 6PM.
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Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Regular
May 15, 2019
$35
Late
Jul 15, 2019
$50
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2019
Extended
Oct 31, 2019
$65
Winners Notified:
Nov 30, 2019
The festival aims to promote independent filmmakers and innovative work that take risks and move the frontiers from the boring and most of the times empty conventional to the artistic initiating strong emotions and out of the box exceptional. It equally aims to give the opportunity to independent filmmakers to showcase their work free of commercial constraints.
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Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2019
Regular
May 17, 2019
$19
Final Deadline
Jun 24, 2019
$25
Winners Notified:
Nov 9, 2019
Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2019 Now Open-Awards & International Showcases

Featuring the best short films of 2019 at international film festivals

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

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

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

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

Open for entries online

https://www.edinburghshortfilmfestival.com/call-for-entries-2019/
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Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival (TINFF)
Final Deadline
May 21, 2019
$20-60
Extended Deadline
May 21, 2019
$20-60
Winners Notified:
Sep 22, 2019
The Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival (TINFF) is a year round award competition and screening festival with annual event in the beautiful city of Toronto. With this being our first years, each year in late September immediately after the Toronto International Film Festival TIFF, we will have our festival event and award night. For each quarter of each year, the official selection and winner are announced on our website. TINFF is a focus oriented music and film festival, with an awards night to recognize and encourage filmmakers by appreciating, promoting, challenge and develops an understanding of equality, social justice, non-discrimination, diversity and multiculturalism.
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Over the Fence Comedy short film festival
Regular
May 22, 2019
$29
$24
Late
Jul 22, 2019
$33
$28
Final Deadline
Sep 22, 2019
$37
$32
Winners Notified:
Nov 1, 2020
Over The Fence, one of the world's coolest comedy film festivals is looking for the best comedy films from around the planet!
Our criteria for a comedy short film is simple `a film which is driven by, or, ultimately concludes with an 'excellent sense of humour'.

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

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

We are an organisation dedicated to championing independent and new filmmakers. We create a vibrant, stimulating, inspiring environment for filmmakers & audiences, and bring laughter, thought and joy to people.
Peachtree Village International Film Festival
Early Bird
May 26, 2019
$35
$25
Regular Deadline
Jul 26, 2019
$40
$35
Final Deadline
Aug 28, 2019
$45
$40
Late Deadline
Aug 28, 2019
$45
$40
Winners Notified:
Sep 8, 2019
PVIFF is hosted by Gipp. Museums, Inc. PVIFF attracts 3,000+ people each year from around the world. PVIFF was created in 2006 under the previous name (Sweet Auburn International Film Festival) and have served as the launching pad for many successful filmmakers and other artists alike in the film & entertainment industry. This dynamic international film festival showcases feature length films, shorts, music videos, documentaries, and screenplays from around the globe. PVIFF also feature celebrity attractions, innovative workshops, panels, parties, and much more. PVIFF is one of the most celebrated film events through dynamic programming and a dedication to helping filmmakers excel in their careers. PVIFF's brand is entrenched in the old saying "It Takes A Village."

Our vision allows us to create a village atmosphere that provide opportunities not only for filmmakers but for business owners and film enthusiasts. Artists such as Actor/Director, Mario Van Peebles, Actress, Ruby Dee, Director/Writer Rob Hardy of Rain Forest Films, Producer, Roger Bobb of Tyler Perry Studios, Director, Malcolm Lee, Casting Director, Alpha Tyler formerly of Tyler Perry Studios, Casting Director, Kim Hardin, Emmy Award Winning Producer, Dean Hargrove, Casting Director & Producer, Reuben Cannon formerly of Tyler Perry Studios, Best Selling Author Omar Tyree, Actor, Bill Nunn, Director, Kenny Leon, Humanitarian, Afeni Shakur and more have all participated in various aspects of PVIFF over the years. In 2006 during PVIFF's first year the winning short film "Binta & The Great Idea" was nominated for an Academy Award and numerous other projects have received phenomenal acclaim throughout the years as well. With increased exposure, the assistance from the film and business community PVIFF will continue to help ignite opportunities and make dreams to come true for decades to come.
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San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
Reguarly Deadline
Jun 30, 2019
$90
$50
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2019
$110
$70
Extend Deadline
Jul 31, 2019
$110
$70
Winners Notified:
Aug 25, 2019
The San Diego International Kid's Film Festival promotes the idea of entertainment with education. Films are made by youth and adult of worldwide. The Festival have film screenings, industry panels; film market; Opening Gala, Red Carpet, Award Ceremony, International film maker reception. Also, cultural fashion competition as cross-cultural exchange event.
F3: Frankly Film Fest
Regular
Jun 30, 2019
$5
Late
Jul 31, 2019
$10
Final Deadline
Aug 15, 2019
$20
Extended
Aug 15, 2019
$20
Winners Notified:
Sep 1, 2019
Founded in 2004, by Frankly Zoe Productions as a one off festival to promote their Youth Summer Movie Program, F3: Frankly Film Fest screened 27 films during their first season. In 2016 Frankly Zoe Productions decided to resurrect F3 in conjunction with the Tenth Anniversary of Un-Con.

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

Our panel of judges, all with extensive backgrounds in the independent film industry, pick the best of the best from all of the submissions. On Saturday night when the screenings wrap, awards will be presented for in various categories.

We are now in our fourth year.

The festival takes place at the Miami Centre Mall in Piqua, Ohio.
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