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Range of Fees
Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival
NDE Deadline
Feb 15, 2020
$65
$65
Extended Deadline
Mar 7, 2020
$69
$69
Final Deadline
Apr 18, 2020
$89
$89
Winners Notified:
May 2, 2020
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.

Industry contacts who will receive winning projects include:
ZERO GRAVITY
BLOOD LIST / BRILLSTEIN
THINK TANK
TXL FILMS
... and more.

Top award winners will also receive 4 months of free listings on InkTip!
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Miami Short Film Festival
Regular Deadline
Feb 15, 2020
$60
Late Deadline
Apr 15, 2020
$75
Final Deadline
Sep 1, 2020
$90
Winners Notified:
Sep 3, 2020
Every year, the MIAMI short FILM FESTIVAL represents the best short form films from around the globe, showcasing up-and-coming directors, producers, and actors. Based in Miami, Florida the festival features short films of 20-minutes or less, and nurtures a growing movement to exhibit and expand the art form of short film making by providing a venue to build community around the arts.

Our Philosophy: Short films, past and present, are true works of art, and deserve a venue dedicated to their exhibition. Our mission is to support the next generation of filmmakers by providing a platform for them to present quality films, and to recognize and honor them through our various showcases.

We award films in 6-8 different categories, depending on that year's submissions. Award categories may include:

Best Narrative
Best Musical / Comedy
Best Music Video
Best Experimental Short
Best Documentary
Best Animated Short
Best Short Short
Oil Valley Film Festival
Earlybird Deadline
Feb 17, 2020
$20
$10
Regular Deadline
Jul 3, 2020
$30
$20
Final Deadline
Aug 3, 2020
$40
$30
Winners Notified:
Sep 7, 2020
Since 2016, the Oil Valley Film Festival's mission is to bring the voices and films of new and established filmmakers to the heart of Venango County, an area underrepresented in the world of film. Located in Oil City, Pennsylvania, and nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, attending the Oil Valley Film Festival will grant you the experience of watching engaging cinema within an intimate community with a rich history.

All selected films will compete for various prizes and/or accolades. You can read more about the festival here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_Valley_Film_Festival.
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Lonely Seal Film, Screenplay & Music Festival
Regular
Feb 28, 2020
$55
$45
Late
Apr 30, 2020
$75
$55
Final Deadline
May 31, 2020
$90
$65
Extended
May 31, 2020
$90
$65
Winners Notified:
Jul 8, 2020
Welcome to the home of stories aching to be told. Our selections screen at the Regent Theatre, a 103-year-old Vaudeville gem in Arlington, MA (Boston), and our winners get showcased to cinema buyers at the Cannes Film Festival.

We are also building a "Traveling Film Festival," which will screen in a minimum of four North American cities in 2020. Certain films may be invited to play our Traveling Film Festival, but they are under no obligation to do so. Additionally, those who do play our Traveling Film Festival will share in a "Filmmakers Profit Pool."

With 36 five-star reviews in our first year, we launched deep into FilmFreeway's "Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals." Our second festival, which runs this October 11-13, welcomes 64 films/docs/shorts/music videos, 77 screenplays, and four songs from 18 countries.

Our mission is to make the world a better place, but we can't achieve that if you don't share your work with us, so please submit today!

Our sponsors include 5A Studios, Final Draft, The Regent Theatre, Lonely Seal Releasing, Page Craft, Hourglass24, Nadeau Media, and InkTip.
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South Carolina Underground Film Festival
Early
Feb 28, 2020
$35
$25
Spring
Apr 30, 2020
$40
$35
Normal
Aug 31, 2020
$45
$40
Final Deadline
Sep 30, 2020
$55
$45
Winners Notified:
Nov 8, 2020
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!
Russian International Horror Film Festival and Awards
Final Deadline
Feb 29, 2020
$100
$50
Winners Notified:
Mar 28, 2020
DROP is a Russian International Horror Award Show. Set in Moscow since 2010. The festival is created by Live Entertainment Company and it’s CEO — Victor Boulankin.
During the festival we are showing both the newest horror films and the horror classics of old. We also hold the Star Master-class featuring some of the greatest horror masters of Russia and all over the world. We had all sorts of international guests to our festivals. Our prizes are: a valuable statue + sponsors' gifts.
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Better Cities Film Festival
Winter Deadline
Feb 29, 2020
$70
$30
Spring Deadline
Mar 31, 2020
$80
$35
Features Deadline
Apr 30, 2020
$90
$40
Final Deadline
Jun 16, 2020
$120
$50
Winners Notified:
Oct 8, 2020
Better Cities Film Festival welcomes all films with a topic or theme relating to better cities, towns and neighborhoods.

All genres and lengths are eligible.

We offer awards and prizes for the top films in various categories. Even better, we offer highly engaged audiences, and the opportunity for your film to challenge, inspire, and motivate communities around the world.

Past screenings have included films on:

New Urbanism, Bicycles, Architecture, Urban farming, Racial Equity, Creative Placemaking, Tactical Urbanism, Walkability, Main Street Revival, Historic Preservation and Restoration. Urban Revitalization, Transportation, Regional Planning, Mixed Use, Complete Streets, Suburban Sprawl and Sprawl Repair, Transit-Oriented Development, Beer-Oriented Development, Sustainability, Street Art, and Incremental Urbanism.

ABOUT:
Better Cities Film Festival collects, curates and presents the very best films on the theme of making better cities, towns, and neighborhoods.

We honor the top films and filmmakers with awards. (And applause!) And we screen those films to a vast audience around the world through our flagship event (a four-day film festival), and through satellite screening events in a growing number of host cities.

Better Cities Film Festival was originally founded by Joshua Paget in 2013 as the New Urbanism Film Festival. Discussions and decisions about urban planning and design are too often limited to the university classroom or city council chambers. The festival was launched with a vision to move that conversation onto the silver screen and into the streets, engaging the broader community in the vital work of placemaking and neighborhood revitalization.

During its five-year run in Los Angeles, the festival received over 700 submissions from all over the world, and screened over 200 films, pairing them with experts who helped lead post-film discussions about the local built environment.

In its second year, by popular demand, the festival took an unexpected turn: community groups and organizations wanted to use the power of film to help revitalize and improve their hometowns. It was time to “take the show on the road.” We instituted a way for other cities and towns to host local screenings. In some cases, they wanted to screen the “best of the fest” – a reel of the top award-winning festival films. In other cases, by special request, we dug through our vast archives and curated custom playlists of films especially relevant to the current issues facing a particular host city.

By 2018, the festival had enjoyed a five-year run in Los Angeles, and sold-out screenings in over 30 cities around the world, ranging from international hotspots like Shen Zhen and Milan, to smaller domestic cities and towns like Laredo and Oxnard.

In 2019, First+Main Films acquired the the New Urbanism Film Festival, with the goal of expanding it to more cities and more audiences. Founder Josh Paget remains as the festival director and driving creative force. Together we’ve rechristened it Better Cities Film Festival.
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Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
February
Feb 29, 2020
$10
March
Mar 31, 2020
$25
July
Jul 31, 2020
$35
August
Aug 31, 2020
$45
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2020
$60
$45
$55
Winners Notified:
Nov 30, 2020
​Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes highlights a selection of best films from around the world, November 27th-30th 2020
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.
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes is an IMDBAwards listing Qualifier.
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Changing Face International Film Festival
February Deadline
Feb 29, 2020
$25
$15
April Deadline
Apr 30, 2020
$25
$15
June Deadline
Jun 30, 2020
$25
$15
August Deadline
Aug 31, 2020
$25
$15
Final Deadline
Sep 30, 2020
$25
$15
Winners Notified:
Nov 29, 2020
We are excited to invite you to take part in our 4th season and hope you'll continue to be involved for many years to come. We are looking for thought provoking, challenging, and engaging films, web series, and screenplays.

CFIFF runs film and screenplay competitions monthly. The winners of the monthly competitions form our annual nominations. A selection of annual nominations and wildcards will be screened at our annual event in November 2020.
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Culture & Diversity Film Festival
Earlybird Deadline
Mar 9, 2020
$30
$25
Regular Deadline
May 7, 2020
$35
$30
Extended Deadline
Aug 3, 2020
$45
$40
Final Deadline
Sep 24, 2020
$55
$50
Winners Notified:
Oct 4, 2020
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 historic Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA.

We accept shorts, features and music videos, and we have a special discount for California filmmakers with submission fees as low as $10. We look forward to watching your film!
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BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival
Final Deadline
Mar 13, 2020
Final Deadline
Mar 13, 2020
$15
Winners Notified:
Jun 14, 2020
BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival is a celebration of the beauty of storytelling through short films and screenplays. We pride ourselves in offering the sweetest Southern hospitality we can muster alongside stimulating workshops taught by Hollywood screenwriters who relish sharing their experience in community with you. The talented artists behind Batman Forever, Steel Magnolias, and more.

Our festival takes place in the heart of North Carolina. With many opportunities for veteran and newly-minted creatives to exchange ideas and celebrate the magic of filmmaking. Our friendly audiences offer an engaged community that’s passionate about the arts and excited to experience films from talented folks like you.
Las Vegas International Film and Screenplay Competition
Late
Mar 15, 2020
$50
$40
Regular
Mar 15, 2020
$40
$30
Extended
Apr 15, 2020
$45
Final Deadline
May 15, 2020
$55
$40
Winners Notified:
Jul 19, 2020
The Las Vegas International Film and Screenwriting Festival's 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 Festival offers 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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South Texas International Film Festival
Regular
Mar 20, 2020
$25
$25
Late
Apr 30, 2020
$30
$30
Final Deadline
May 4, 2020
$50
$50
Winners Notified:
May 15, 2020
The City of Edinburg, in an effort to promote the visual arts and the growing Film industry in the Rio Grande Valley, has developed an annual selective film festival, the South Texas International Film Festival.

The STXIFF is an annual event that strives to showcase the work of visionary filmmakers from all over the world. Based in Edinburg, Texas, STXIFF showcases State, National, and International films that have a unique voice and style.
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Wirksworth Film Festival
Regular Deadline
Mar 22, 2020
$10
$7
Late Deadline
May 17, 2020
$15
$10
Winners Notified:
Jul 24, 2020
For the 2020 season we have extended our categories to Short Film, Extra Long Short Film, and Feature Film.
The festival will also include a number of specialist talks and workshops for filmmakers.
The festival itself will take place in the town of Wirksworth Derbyshire over a week long period. We are working alongside The Northern Light Cinema to screen films, but we will also screen films at a number of locations across the town during the week.
We have kept our 3 minute film category due to popular demand.
Our first film festival attracted over 180 films from around the world, which were all screened and judged, for this year we still make the promise that we will screen a higher proportion of films than other film festivals. Your films will be judged by industry figures, ranging from actors to DOP's. A list of judges will appear on our website as they are added. We are again working alongside some great partners, The event is to be covered by BlazingMinds, one of the top UK film blogs.
We have a special category open to filmmakers from the Derbyshire Dales, UK, this will receive a special section within the film festival, this is designed to encourage filmmakers from the immediate region to submit their films. These films will sit independently within the film festival.
The 2020 Film Festival, promises to be an exciting event taking place in the picturesque town of Wirksworth, Derbyshire, a well known creative hub.
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Cittadella GeoFilmFestival
Final Deadline
Apr 2, 2020
Winners Notified:
Apr 2, 2020
The Cultural Association Officina delle Idee and Ricreative Center, aims to achieve with the sponsorship of the Veneto Region and the Province of Padua , the third edition of Cittadella GeoFilmFestival - The Cinema of the Elements , using the artistic direction of director and actor Rocco Cosentino and in collaboration with Goldwing film
Cittadella GeoFilmFestival wants to present to all operators , filmmakers and the general public as competition and innovation of the subject matter : Environment . Earth, Water , Fire, Air objectives such as the creation and production of medium to short films. So the Cinema of the Elements for which each of us is called to participate and make it a professional goal , social and moral. The Cinema, once more, disseminator of news and civilization
SF3 - SmartFone Flick Fest
Super Early Bird
Jun 1, 2020
$40
$15
Early Bird
Jul 1, 2020
$40
$18
Final Deadline
Aug 1, 2020
$40
$20
Regular
Aug 1, 2020
$40
$20
Winners Notified:
Oct 11, 2020
SmartFone Flick Fest is Australia’s international smartphone film festival for filmmakers of all ages.
We are a world-wide festival open to anyone with a smartphone or tablet and a great idea for a short film.
SF3 provides a platform for budding, emerging and professional filmmakers to bring their ideas to life and have their films seen by a global audience, without the need for lots of fancy equipment or a big budget.
That great story you have always thought would make a great film? Here is your chance!
Just about everyone now has access to a smartphone or a tablet so start filming. It's that easy. The democratisation of filmmaking is here!

We do have a range of entry fees from student fees to early birds and regular so please check out the structure on Film Freeway.
Oniros Film Awards
Final Deadline
Jun 30, 2020
Winners Notified:
Aug 22, 2020
The Oniros Film Awards® is an International Monthly and Annual IMDb Qualifying competition based in Saint-Vincent, Italy, which celebrates films from all around the world with awards in different categories and genres. The OFA allows filmmakers to submit their projects to get them judged by Award-winning industry professionals specialized in various fields and compete with other talented filmmakers. Our mission is to discover high quality and ambitious films, to promote filmmakers’ works and to help them realize their dreams. The Oniros Film Awards® is all about Dreams (ὄνειρος = oneiros, Dream in Greek language) and is conceived by Dreamers for Dreamers. Dream Big, always!
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Rome Independent Film Festival - RIFF Awards
early bird
Jun 30, 2020
$25
$10
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2020
late
Jul 31, 2020
$35
$10
Winners Notified:
Nov 30, 2020
Since its first edition in 2000, RIFF has become an event that is
followed with more and more interest by the public in Rome and a reference
for worldwide filmmakers. In these years, the Riff has received
works coming from the 5 continents, ending up being an attentive witness
representative of the directions and passions of the independent
film industry. An international vocation that has found expression in
the right choice during the film selection.
Screamfest Horror Film Festival
Regular
Jul 15, 2020
$57
$47
Final
Aug 1, 2020
$67
$57
Final Deadline
Aug 15, 2020
$82
$67
Extended Deadline
Aug 15, 2020
$82
$67
Winners Notified:
Oct 22, 2020
20th annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival takes place Oct. 2020 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood.

Moviemaker named us 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee and 30 Bloody Best Genre Fests In The World.

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

Screamfest is best known for discovery Paranormal Activity.
Global Nonviolent Film Festival
Final Deadline
Aug 22, 2020
$100
$40
Final Deadline
Aug 22, 2020
$100
$40
Winners Notified:
Oct 5, 2020
Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world and it takes place on-line.

The Festival was founded by film director Bruno Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu in 2012 to showcase nonviolent, motion pictures and to show that these movies are not only capable of great international success but they are also in high demand by the public.

The 2020 and 9th edition of the Festival takes place September 24 to October 4.

This is an on-line film Festival. All the nonviolent feature films, documentaries, shorts and music videos selected to participate in the Festival will be screened during the above-mentioned dates on the Festival's TV Channel on Vimeo exclusively:

http://www.vimeo.com/ondemand/globalfilmfestival

All films submitted MUST BE NONVIOLENT: the Festival does not accept films that showcase explicit or graphic violence; implied acts of violence may be accepted if they are justified by the message of the film.
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