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Jefferson State FLIXX FEST
Regular Deadline
May 5, 2017
$25
$20
Final Deadline
May 26, 2017
$30
$25
Winners Notified:
Sep 24, 2017
Come be a part of the "premier festival office the mythical 51st State of Jefferson!" We love our filmmakers and screenwriters, and have an amazing audience. Win a belt buckle and have one hell of a good time.

"A outlaw-ish alternative to the standard film festival!"
- Tzang Merwyn Tong (writer-director, FAERYVILLE)

"One of the best festivals I've been to!" Marlyn Mason (Actor, DEAR FUTURE SELF)

"Pioneer quaintness and rugged individualism."
- Claudia Ballard (editor, OLD?!)

"Jefferson State Flixx Fest is a truly unique and fulfilling experience. I left feeling inspired and wanting to come back next year!"
- Meagan Daine (screenwriter, WEST OF REDEMPTION)

Nestled in the scenic and historic Scott Valley among the majesty of the Marble Mountains, the Jefferson State FLIXX FEST proudly claims to be the premier film festival in the "mythical" 51st State of Jefferson, located on the border in far northern California. In true Jeffersonian spirit we have our own way of doing things. We screen at several non-traditional venues (outdoor tents, a massive old tire shop, etc.) and are committed to showcasing films and screenplays that especially capture some of the Jefferson State's iconic values: landscape, rebellion, beauty, irreverence, the outdoors, vision and independence, in whatever form that takes. We also have a KIDS FLIXX section of the festival that encourages independent voices in a kid-friendly approach.

Last year went far beyond expectations, with sixty films including shorts, the attendance of several filmmakers, a live actor-read table read of the winning screenplay, and close to 2000 Flixxfesters. This year will see some new changes that promise an even better event and look forward to another amazing and sold-out weekend in September. Awards will be presented after the final screening on Saturday at a truly unique Awards dinner.
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Discount Code: JSFFLUVSINKTIP2017
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St. Lawrence International Film Festival - SLIFF Online
Opens for submissions on:
May 1, 2017
Winners Notified:
Jun 1, 2017
The St. Lawrence International Film Festival is an online monthly world-class event established to showcase the best in new short films and web series to a worldwide audience and the entertainment industry at large.

Founded in the Village of Canton, NY - at the US border with Canada - the 2017 St. Lawrence International Film Festival seeks to provide filmmakers of short format works exposure to a global audience and a highly curated list of entertainment industry decision-makers and influencers on a monthly basis.
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The Indie Gathering International Film Festival
Final Deadline
May 8, 2017
$45
$45
Winners Notified:
Jul 1, 2017
Every August, filmmakers from around the world meet up for The Indie Gathering International Film Festival. The Indie Gathering is more than just a film festival - it's a place where filmmakers can gather together with the audience for one great weekend!

We are the Alternative for Independent, Underground and Experimental Film and Video. The "Indie" Gathering Film Festival exists to showcase the independent filmmaker. Our mission is to inspire and encourage film makers through a competitive showcase. Filmmakers participate in their screenings and after the films speak with audience members who seek a closer look into the creative process.

With competitions for films, scripts, film scoring, special FX makeup, stunts/fight scenes, and acting/monologue, The Indie Gathering has a place for everyone! The event features three screening rooms, a convention/vendors room, film seminars/lectures, competitions, networking parties and more! If you are involved in, or interested in, any aspect of filmmaking, this festival is for you.

Previously voted one of the Top 25 Film Festivals by MovieMaker Magazine as the Best Fest for Networking, and currently one of the Top 100 Festivals on FilmFreeway!
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Discount Code: TIG17Ink
To redeem this discount, you must submit via our mail-in registration after downloading the form here: http://theindiegathering.com/filmmakers.php. Mail your form, payment (or PayPal receipt) and 2 copies of your film to the address provided. Please include the InkTip discount code on the registration form.
African World Film Festival
Late Deadline
May 8, 2017
$35.00
Extended Deadline
May 18, 2017
$40.00
Final Deadline
May 18, 2017
$40.00
Winners Notified:
Aug 20, 2017
The African World Festival is an annual celebration of the African diaspora’s diversity, shared heritage and cultures. The festival is hosted by the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, MI, one of the world’s largest museums dedicated to the African-American experience, which houses over 35,000 artifacts and archival materials. The festival features spoken word performances, live traditional and folk music, dance troupes, arts & crafts and a plethora of food options and other activities for attendees of all ages. Spanning the course of three days with past attendance of over 100,000 people, the festival provides a delightful weekend of educational entertainment and enriching performances.
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Nonplussed Fest
Final Deadline
May 8, 2017
$15
Winners Notified:
Jun 23, 2017
Nonplussed Fest aims to discover, showcase and celebrate emerging artists in film, music, and the visual arts that dare to see the world differently. Our emphasis is on providing a unique atmosphere where fellow artists can appreciate each other’s works and foster new collaborations in an intimate and offbeat warehouse setting. Our non-traditional venue in the heart of Los Angeles stands at the crossroads of multimedia experimentation and the entertainment industry. We look to provide our audiences with the best narrative, documentary, experimental, and music video short films in conjunction with nightly musical acts and visual art exhibitions in order to create a dialogue about perception and the transformative power of art across mediums. The fest will feature short film programs, live musical acts, and art exhibitions spanning three days. I
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Latino Film Market
Final Deadline
May 10, 2017
$35
$20
Winners Notified:
Jun 16, 2017
The Latino Film Market 2017 (LFM) event focuses on providing community networking opportunities and creating direct tools for upcoming Latino filmmakers and industry professionals internationally. LFM takes place July 28 - 30, 2017, in collaboration with La Casa de la Herencia Cultural Puertorriqueña, a 37-year old, nonprofit, cultural organization, housed at El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109, in East Harlem, New York. LFM will engage participants from the USA, the Caribbean and other Latin American countries, with a potential participation of 500 - 600 individuals.

During this 3-day event, LFM will present live screenings of Latino independent films to be recognized at a national and international level, thereby, creating economic development for filmmakers and producers in the United States and Latin American countries.

In addition to screenings, LFM will host a series of panels, workshops, and lectures in acting and casting, writing, pre-production, production, art direction, camera and lighting, wardrobe, sound mixing, and hair and make-up. All open to the public. Creators can submit their work of feature films, short films, documentaries, and/or web series.

winners will receive:

LFM statuette
LFM certificates
Red carpet opening reception
Photo-op
Award ceremony
Press coverage
Networking
Live screenings in New York City 
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History Film Festival
Final Deadline
May 10, 2017
$80
$50
Late
May 10, 2017
$80
$50
Winners Notified:
Sep 9, 2017
History Film Festival is a unique international festival of historical documentary films which will take place in Rijeka (Croatia, Europe) from September 6 to 9, 2017. History Film Festival aims at offering viewers and film experts an insight into contemporary film and TV production of historical documentary films, at the same time providing a place where film professionals can meet and share their creative ideas for future projects.

The Official Deadline for submissions ends on April 18,2017. Films of all lengths and regardless of their year of production can be entered via Film Freeway:

https://filmfreeway.com/festival/HistoryFilmFestival


One day of the festival will be dedicated to the presentations of a selected TV company and its documentary production. By introducing the themes and the production methods used, it will offer an opportunity to the film authors to present their projects to the representatives of that TV company and to possibly establish business relations with it. Moreover, films in competition will be divided in two main categories: independent production documentaries and documentaries produced by TV companies.

Thematic conferences and seminars will also be included in the programme of the festival, such as those dedicated to mutual influences of film and history, to film production related to certain historical events and characters, to the status of film archives’ materials, to biographical film, etc. Besides historians and film authors, a significant role will be given to film magazines and their authors who will be offered to publish the discussions held at these meetings. Film authors attending the Festival in Rijeka, will also be invited to participate in workshops with a view to presenting their approach to historical documentaries to the students of the University of Rijeka and to the general public.

We are inviting you to take part in the Festival by submitting your films and projects and would be greatful if you would be kind to share this information with people who might be interested in participating in History Film Festival. For further information regarding our Festival, please visit our web page at www.historyfilmfestival.com or contact us anytime.
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GLITTER ! Oklahoma LGBT Film Festival
Final Deadline
May 10, 2017
$20-30
Winners Notified:
Jul 29, 2017
GLITTER ! Oklahoma's LGBT Film Festival is proud to launch in conjunction with Fat Mary's Lounge & Cabaret in McAlester, OK. The festival directors with GLITTER are looking to provide a diverse outlet for art in Southeastern Oklahoma. GLITTER will showcase LGBT films , filmmakers and artists only. Fat Mary's Lounge & Cabaret will host the event and it will include indoor and outdoor screenings. Entertainment will be built around the event that will all be geared toward diversity, including performances by some of the best female impersonators in the state. A portion of the proceeds from the festival will be donated to a different charity each year, that all deal with social issues affecting the LGBT community (The Trevor Project, HRC, etc)

We look forward to building a diversity weekend that can celebrate LGBT and film. All of the submissions will be jury selected by industry professionals such as actors, filmmakers & screenwriters.

GLITTER - will include film, screenwriting and photography contests.

**Final Notification Date Will Be May 12, 2017**
However we will do periodic notifications starting in January 2017
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Discount Code: INKTIPSAVE5
$5.00 OFF ANY SUBMISSION WITH CODE/ PLEASE USE CAPITAL LETTERS
commffest global community film&arts festival Oct 10 -16- 2017
late deadline
May 11, 2017
$45.00
$45.00
extended deadline
Jun 8, 2017
$60.00
$60.00
Final Deadline
Jun 15, 2017
$70.00
$70.00
Winners Notified:
Aug 15, 2017
Located in Toronto COMMFFEST is a film and arts festival that presents a broad range of local and international films representing current affairs and relevant issues that affect our society. COMMFFEST provides opportunities for emerging filmmakers, artists, musicians and global community stakeholders to express themselves freely and to connect with audiences on a more personal level. This unique blend of film, filmmakers and audiences creates a dynamic atmosphere to provoke thought and stimulate further understanding and exploration of ideas, attitudes, and emotions that can foster change – starting with the communities in which we live.
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Discount Code: commay2017
apply code through film freeway only available till May 2017
Destiny City Film Festival
Late
May 12, 2017
$45
$35
Final Deadline
Jun 2, 2017
$55
$45
Winners Notified:
Jul 5, 2017
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 fourth annual Destiny City Film Festival, August 25-27, 2017 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.

The strongest films based on screener’s feedback will be placed in competition for festival awards at the sole discretion of the Destiny City Film Festival. Awards will be given for: Excellence in Full Length Narrative Storytelling, Excellence in Documentary Storytelling, Excellence in Short Form Narrative Storytelling, and the First Prize Storyteller's Award. All winners will be announced at the Closing Night Celebration on Sunday, August 27th, 2017 at the Blue Mouse Theater.

Entries to the Short Screenplay Competition will be reviewed by our pool of readers, with the strongest scripts receiving final readings by the Festival Director, who will then choose the winner with input from the pool of readers. The 1st place winner will receive a cash prize and 2 VIP passes to the 2017 DCFF. They will also receive a prize package from InkTip.
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Discount Code: InkTip
Please email info@destinycityfilmfestival.com for submission instructions.
Fraser Valley Film Festival
Regular Deadline
May 12, 2017
$20
$20
Late Deadline
Jul 4, 2017
$25
$25
Final Deadline
Jul 4, 2017
$25
$25
Winners Notified:
Aug 6, 2017
The Fraser Valley Film Festival is a three day event with screenings and networking events designed to provide opportunities for both local and international filmmakers to showcase their work and build contacts for future collaborations.

We encourage films from across Canada and the globe to enter and attend. We also have special focus on local BC filmmakers with specific categories. If you have a powerful story with a distinct voice, we want to watch it.

With events and mixers every night as well as numerous awards we hope to to build ties between emerging and established professionals, and provide an arena for filmmakers to screen their films in public and experience some incredible cinema from across the world.

We accept Features, Shorts, Documentaries, Music Videos and Animations from emerging artists and students to establish professionals. The Fraser Valley Film Festival (FVFF) is committed to the celebration of independent film and bringing it to wider audiences.

The Fraser Valley Film Festival runs every year in October at the Cottonwood Cinema in Chilliwack.

Awards & Prizes
The Fraser Valley Film Festival will close its final night with an illustrious award ceremony and gala to celebrate. Along with "Official Selection" laurels for your films promotional purposes, there will be awards handed out on the night for:

– Best of Festival
– Best Feature Film
– Best Short Film
– Best Documentary
– Best Music Video
– Best Animation

Other technical awards will be handed out for:

– Best Director
– Best Actor
– Best Actress
– Best Cinematography
– Best Editor
– Best Score
– Best Original Screenplay

Every "Official Selection" will receive an official plaque at the ceremony too.

(Note: The award categories are subject to change depending on submissions. You must be present at the ceremony to receive the physical award).
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Discount Code: EARLYBIRD2017
Get $5 off the entry fee if you apply before our 31st of March deadline by using the code EARLYBIRD2017.
Milwaukee Women's Film Festival
Regular Deadline
May 13, 2017
$40
$40
Late Deadline
Jun 24, 2017
$50
$50
Final Deadline
Jul 8, 2017
$60
$60
Winners Notified:
Sep 17, 2017
The festival is designed to showcase films that celebrate women in a city that is embracing the arts more fully. I am looking for shorts and films that either feature at least one female as the main protagonist, and/or are directed by women. So yes, films with a male director are also welcome, as long as at your film or short features at least one major female character. But any film or short directed by a woman is eligible.
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Discount Code: inkwomen
When you submit your film, use the code inkwomen to receive $10 off the entry fee. If you run into any problems, contact me at mkewomensfilmfestival@gmail.com
The Global Grit Film Fest
Final Deadline
May 14, 2017
$50
$33
Winners Notified:
May 20, 2017
We're all frustrated with so-called festivals that do nothing to help artists grow. Browse FilmFreeway and feast your eyes on all the lazy generic laurels that “online film awards” give out like candy. On the other end of the spectrum – in the event you finally find more competitive and taciturn contests – many leave you wondering “what could I have done better?”

This is why we've developed the five-point GRIT GAUGE and offer feedback on every. single. entry.

We all seek to grow as creators, and that involves being taken down a peg as often as it does being rightly praised.

Enter the maw, exit with confidence.
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Discount Code: 1NK
Input at submission checkout for $5 off submission fee.
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
Free Deadline
May 15, 2017
$Free
Final Deadline
Jun 1, 2017
$25
Winners Notified:
Oct 21, 2017
The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is the world’s largest Indigenous media arts festival that celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples at the forefront of innovation in film, video, audio and digital media. Each fall, the Festival presents a selection of the most compelling and distinctive Indigenous works from Canada and around the globe. The works accepted reflect the diversity of the world’s Indigenous nations and illustrate the vitality and excellence of Native art and culture in contemporary media. The 18th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival will be held October 18-22, 2017
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Edinburgh Short Film Festival
Regular
May 15, 2017
$19
Final Deadline
Jun 26, 2017
$25
Winners Notified:
Nov 11, 2017
Dedicated and passionate about short film, The Edinburgh Short Film Festival has brought some of the best contemporary Scottish, UK and international short film to the Scottish capital since its inception in 2011.

This year the festival venues will be the Filmhouse and Summerhall from Friday October 27th to Saturday November 11th.

All genres accepted, 20 mins maximum length.

Each year we curate screenings of some of our best short films for International festivals around the world and we've held events in Trinidad, Japan, Italy and Australia and making awards for Best Director, Best Animation, Best Male & Best Female Actor!
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Discount Code: Saor Alba
$3 Discount on all submissions
Beacon Independent Film Festival
Final Deadline
May 15, 2017
$35
$25
Winners Notified:
Sep 17, 2017
The Beacon Independent Film Festival (BIFF) is taking submissions for year five!

BIFF welcomes your features, shorts, documentaries, narratives, works in progress, web series and more!

Our selection process prioritizes beautiful storytelling, innovative filmmaking, timely and relevant content and diverse points of view. Please share your stories with us!

Submissions are running now through May 15, 2017.

General submission rate:
Shorts -- $25 Features -- $35

Notification Date:
June 15, 2017
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Discount Code: BIFF2017INKTIP
When you enter your submission at https://filmfreeway.com/festival/BeaconIndieFilmFest, use the discount code BIFF2017INKTIP.
Shortz! Film Festival
Regular Deadline
May 15, 2017
$10
Late Deadline
Jun 15, 2017
$20
Final Deadline
Jun 15, 2017
Winners Notified:
Jun 23, 2017
The Shortz! Film Festival is an annual international short film festival in Chico, California which showcases the best and brightest short films from around the globe. The festival accepts and screens short films with running times of 40 minutes or less in any genre.
Created in 2011 by local filmmakers from Chico, California, Shortz! was born with the desire to bring film makers together in a fun and funky environment, to meet and network with the ultimate goal of producing more films.
Our 2017 festival takes place July 15-16 in Chico, CA.
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Hip Hop Film Festival
Regular Deadline
May 15, 2017
$50
$50
Final Deadline
Jun 15, 2017
$60
$60
Late Deadline
Jun 15, 2017
$60
$60
Winners Notified:
Aug 6, 2017
The Hip Hop Film Festival is the FIRST festival to feature filmmakers raised in the global culture of Hip Hop. That means we focus on stories from all over the world, across all genres, written, produced and directed by lovers of the universal culture.

What makes us unique is that we share the profits of the festival with the filmmakers selected to participate while providing a dynamic environment for filmmakers to network, engage with titans of the industry and negotiate deals that will further their careers.

Last season, we hosted over 45 filmmakers from every continent, Sponsored by NETLIX and other amazing corporations we saw over 3,000 film enthusiasts from all over the world descend on our dedicated theater in NYC for what we call "FOUR DAYS OF FRESH".

We also hosted "Master Series" where Hollywood insiders they gave their expertise on how to negotiate distribution deals, the business side of creating a successful web series, how to fund a major movie on a budget and more...

The festival awards the distinction of BEST of the FEST in 10 categories including, Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Web Series and more.

The 2017 season of the Hip Hop Film Festival takes place August 3-6 in NYC.
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Discount Code: HHFF2017InkTip
Please copy the discount code in the area provided when submitting your work to receive your discount. We look forward to seeing you at the festival.
GardenCity International Film Festival
Regular Deadline
May 15, 2017
$25
Late Deadline
Jun 19, 2017
$35
Extended Deadline
Jul 17, 2017
$35
Final Deadline
Aug 21, 2017
$40
Winners Notified:
Feb 4, 2018
GardenCity International Film Festival proudly brings the world of cinema to the IT city of India, Bangalore. We are happy to introduce the local audience to a range of most recent, cinematically daring and powerful filmmaking from around the globe. We want to be a festival that touches and teaches the audience, a festival that will drive creators to produce meaningful films, a festival that drives audiences from all walks of life and makes the week-end a deep experience that becomes a long lasting tradition.

From comedy to horror, drama to sci-fi, animation to docs, and everything in between, GardenCity accepts submissions of all genres, and looks for creative storytelling above anything else.
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Discount Code: GCINKTIP
Discount Code just for InkTip subscribers - GCINKTIP
TWIFF
Extended Deadline
May 16, 2017
$85
Final Deadline
Jun 15, 2017
Winners Notified:
Jun 15, 2017
Mission

The World’s Independent Film Festival (TWIFF) is dedicated to recognizing filmmakers from around the world and all walks of life, as well as celebrating films that raise awareness to global and local issues.

Objectives

TWIFF aims to:

1. Provide a platform that introduces indie films to the broadest possible audience by holding the festival screening in actual movie theaters and helping the filmmakers publicize their films chosen for the festival.

2. Inspire the next generation of filmmakers by making the submission process easy and affordable.

3. Advocate positive social change through our beneficiaries.
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