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BELIFF London
Regular Deadline
Jan 31, 2019
$30-79
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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Changing Face International Film Festival
January
Jan 31, 2019
$15
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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Shriekfest Horror/SciFi Film Festival & Screenplay Competition
Early
Feb 1, 2019
$20-45
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
Web Series Festival Global
Regular
Feb 5, 2019
$60
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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Los Angeles Theatrical Release Competition & Awards
Regular Deadline
Feb 15, 2019
$85
$85
Late Deadline
Jun 21, 2019
$95
$95
Final Deadline
Aug 2, 2019
$115
$115
Final Deadline
Aug 2, 2019
$115
$115
Winners Notified:
Sep 13, 2019
The Los Angeles Theatrical Release Competition & Awards mission is to celebrate independent filmmakers with an eye on having a Los Angeles Theatrical Release in a paid movie theater in Los Angeles County. Filmmakers will also have the opportunity to be awarded across all categories. Most great filmmakers think their films should get a theatrical release, but it's too expensive - until now.

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

Best Picture (any genre), Best Short (Overall), and Best Trailer will be given a 7-day theatrical release in a motion picture theater in Los Angeles County. All other winning filmmakers will be emailed notification.
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Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Early Bird
Feb 15, 2019
$15
$15
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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Over the Fence Comedy short film festival
Early Bird
Feb 22, 2019
$25
$20
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.
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!
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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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!
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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[C]Screen Festival - Fiction Fall
Opens for submissions:
Feb 1, 2019
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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NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA)
Final Deadline
Jul 11, 2019
No Deadlines - Monthly Fest
Jul 11, 2019
$25-40
Winners Notified:
Aug 11, 2018
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization designed to showcase innovative works by emerging filmmakers from around the world, providing a forum where filmmakers can be recognized for their contributions, have open audience discussions about their projects and connect with industry professionals for insight on distribution, production, acquisition and representation. Submission fees are $25 (LA Local), $30 (non-LA Local Student), $35 (Shorts) and $40 (Features).
Global Nonviolent Film Festival
Final Deadline
Aug 31, 2019
Final Deadline
Aug 31, 2019
$100
$40
Winners Notified:
Sep 30, 2019
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 2019 and 8th edition of the Festival takes place September 19 - 29.

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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