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FIC AUTOR
Opens for submissions:
Dec 13, 2017
Final Deadline
Sep 10, 2018
$70
$60
Winners Notified:
Sep 20, 2018
The FIC AUTOR (Author's International Film Festival) is interested in unique and artistic films that exceed the limits of traditional storytelling. We look for Feature and Short Films that reflect the director's personal creative vision, and a style that is distinct enough to shine through the collective process.

We don't care if your films have recognized stars or unknown names; we are against the politics and bureaucracy that floods the film industry. We want to be recognized as an objective festival. We don't want to build our reputation based on how many superstars are in attendance; what we want is the truly best world cinema in our theaters!

The 2nd edition of the FIC AUTOR will take place from November 13 to 17, 2018 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México and Tequila Jalisco. We will present the very best films from around the world, and workshops and Master class for filmmakers and students who want to perfect their craft. FIC AUTOR will strive to be one of the most important cultural events in the city. We aspire to become an international spotlight for new directors!

Our first edition included the world premieres of "Brooklyn Roses" and "Nowhere Mind," as well as the start of a tight-knit and talented filmmaking community. We held our closing festivities and a well-received outdoor screening of "Brooklyn Roses" in Tequila, about an hour outside of Guadalajara. The filmmakers enjoyed a few of the town's tequila distillery tours, which includes more than a few tastings...

-The 13 winning Authors will receive the WINNER LAUREL, plus FIC AUTOR trophy or rings and sponsor's prizes.
-WINNERS will be announced one month before the award ceremony, so all the nominated filmmakers can decide beforehand whether they want to travel to the festival.
-The award ceremony will take place in the CINEFORO the Saturday 15 November, 2018. The Cineforo is one of the biggest cinema theaters in the city with 440 seats, and is the most prestigious.

We are not like other bulls**t festivals, YOU DONT have to pay for your prize. IT'S A PRIZE, NOT A DEBT! And we don't give metal or glass trophies... Our trophies are 100% made from silver and semi-precious stones! As independent filmmakers we know the things we love and hate about film festivals, so we want to avoid all the negative things we have found the in past years, such as exorbitant, unnecessary fees, teenage judges and of course.. trophies you would rather hide in the closet.

CATEGORIES:

Feature Films Categories:
-Fictional Feature Films.
-Documentary Feature Films.
-Experimental Feature Films.
-First-Time Filmmaker.
-Low Budget Feature Films Under 50K USD.
-Mexican Feature Films.

Medium Length Category:
-Medium Length Films.

Short Films Categories:
-Fictional Short Films.
-Documentary Short Films.
-Experimental Short Films.
-Animated Short Films.
-Mexican Short Films.
-Cineminuto 1 minute Short Films.
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NEO International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
May 15, 2018
Standard Deadline
Sep 10, 2018
$25
$10
Late Deadline
Oct 10, 2018
$30
$15
Extended Deadline
Nov 10, 2018
$40
$20
Super Extended Deadline
Nov 28, 2018
$50
$30
Final Deadline
Nov 30, 2018
$100
$80
Winners Notified:
Dec 3, 2018
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 Third 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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FIC AUTOR (Author's International Film Festival)
Opens for submissions:
May 19, 2018
Final Deadline
Sep 10, 2018
$70
$65
Winners Notified:
Sep 20, 2018
The FIC AUTOR (Author's International Film Festival) is interested in unique and artistic films that exceed the limits of traditional storytelling. We look for Feature and Short Films that reflect the director's personal creative vision, and a style that is distinct enough to shine through the collective process.

The 2nd edition of the FIC AUTOR will take place from November 13 to 17, 2018 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México and Tequila Jalisco. We will present the very best films from around the world, and workshops and Master class for filmmakers and students who want to perfect their craft. FIC AUTOR will strive to be one of the most important cultural events in the city. We aspire to become an international spotlight for new directors!
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SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York
Opens for submissions:
Jul 17, 2018
Regular Deadline
Sep 14, 2018
$45-60
Late Deadline
Nov 14, 2018
$60-70
Extended Deadline
Dec 14, 2018
$70-80
Final Deadline
Dec 14, 2018
Winners Notified:
Mar 21, 2019
SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival New York Submissions are now open for SRFF 2019 on Filmfreeway and WithoutaBox. The Sixth edition of the festival takes place at Cinema ViIlage March 15-21, 2019. To date SRFF has screened 277 films from 35 countries. Submissions are made from all over the world. SRFF is a non-profit film festival designed to shine a spotlight on international and local filmmakers who raise awareness of social issues, in response to the proliferation of violence and violent forms of storytelling on screen. SRFF’s Fifth Edition launched 70 new films from 35 countries that covered a broad range of socially relevant™ stories about immigration, women and girls, human trafficking, climate change, ageing, mental health, disability, social justice, homelessness, LGBTQ rights, VR/360º films and more. SRFF2019 promises to have an equally rich and interesting program of films and workshops. For more information and to find out how to submit visit the festival website.
Watch the SRFF 2018 trailer here.
https://youtu.be/NsIS6HzJ7vE

Please check the fee structure below. We do not offer any waivers, no exceptions!
Occasionally we send out a discount code for some deserving projects.
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West Texas Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
May 30, 2018
Regular
Sep 15, 2018
$20
$20
Extended
Oct 15, 2018
$25
$25
Final Deadline
Oct 15, 2018
$25
$25
Winners Notified:
Oct 21, 2018
The purpose of the West Texas Film Festival is to attract diverse films from both directors and producers that would not normally be featured in West Texas as well as regional media makers. We seek short films, documentaries, features, animation and student films as well as screenplays from all over the world that have the pioneer spirit of film making.
Palm Springs International Comedy Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jun 10, 2018
Regular.
Sep 15, 2018
$35.00
$35.00
$25-55
Late
Oct 6, 2018
$45.00
$45.00
$25-55
Final Deadline
Oct 20, 2018
$55.00
$55.00
$25-55
Winners Notified:
Nov 30, 2018
The first Palm Springs Comedy Festival is coming Nov 9th-11th & 16-18th! It will feature great comedic talent from all around the world, and will showcase the works of seasoned professionals and celebrities.

There are 15 categories participants can choose from. Entertainment industry professionals will judge the submissions, and 28 awards will be handed out at the Palm Springs International Comedy Festival.

The Palm Springs International Comedy Festival is about discovering great comedic talent with the purpose of promoting it to both the entertainment industry and the public, as well as showcasing the works of seasoned professionals and celebrities. Palm Springs International Comedy Fest provides a showcase for the best comedians, sketch artists, comedy shorts, comedy features, comedy TV pilots, comedy web series and animation comedy. With a screenplay competition awarding the best feature, shorts and TV pilot scripts.
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Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition 2018
Opens for submissions:
Jan 30, 2018
Late Film Deadline
Sep 21, 2018
Final Deadline
Oct 5, 2018
Final Deadline
Oct 5, 2018
Winners Notified:
Nov 17, 2018
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 2018 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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Cinequest Film & VR Festival
Opens for submissions:
May 1, 2018
Regular Deadline
Sep 21, 2018
$35-55
Late Deadline
Oct 12, 2018
$50-60
Final Deadline
Nov 2, 2018
$55-65
Winners Notified:
Mar 17, 2019
The story and legacy of Cinequest is bringing together the Silicon Valley’s technologies and spirit of innovation with the arts to empower great creations—and connecting audiences, youth, artists, and innovators with these creations and with each other, improving our lives and our future. Cinequest’s uniqueness and impact result from being ahead of the curve in the powerful integration of creativity and innovation. Cinequest does this through the Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival and Picture The Possibilities by Cinequest.

The Cinequest Screenplay Competition empowers global screenwriters through discovery, recognition, and opportunity. Cinequest loves writers, and we welcome you to submit your screenplay or teleplay to our renowned competition. The Top 10 Finalists receive many empowering benefits including: passes to the Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival and the exclusive Writers Celebration, plus exposure to leading industry players and inspiring luminaries.

FEATURE SCREENPLAYS
A $5,000 cash prize will be presented to the winning feature-length script. Finalists will also get their scripts read by industry professionals. Previous industry readers have included: ICM Partners, Lions Gate Films, Happy Madison Productions, Entertainment One, XYZ Films, First Light Films, Lupovitz Productions, Echo Lake Entertainment, Verve, and Popular Films. This year the jury will include executives from Netflix, HBO, CBS, Vimeo, Music Box Films, Film Movement, Bond 360 and Women Make Movies.

“After the Cinequest Writers Celebration, an angel investor has swooped in and offered to finance my film. WorkingMan will begin immediate pre-production and will be shot next winter/early spring. Thanks so much to everyone at Cinequest for opening doors to filmmakers and artists everywhere!” -- Robert Jury, Feature Finalist, WorkingMan

SHORT SCREENPLAYS
Our short-film script category continues to attract a diverse international pool with a $1,000 cash prize and a future screening opportunity at Cinequest Film & VR Festival for the winning script.

“We had an incredible time at the festival, and are very much still in complete awe of the amazing response to the film…pretty much everything you’d ever want as a filmmaker. It was a very surreal experience.” -- Travis Neufeld, Shorts Winner, Tinwife(premiered at Cinequest in 2017)

TELEPLAYS (60 Minutes)
A $1,000 cash prize will be presented to the winning 60 minute teleplay and an opportunity to be read by some of today’s top television studios.

"I was thrilled when Cinequest selected my pilot script as a finalist for the teleplay competition. Writers need all the support they can get and Cinequest gave it in abundance. Not only at the festival, with conferences and events for the writers, but long afterwards, when you’re back at the desk and find an email from one of the devoted people at Cinequest in your box. When they get behind you, they stay behind you and continue to do everything they can to help push your project forward." -- Matthew Dixon, Teleplay Finalist, The Glass Hotel (optioned by HBO in 2016)

TELEPLAYS (30 Minutes)
Our 30 minute teleplay category offers writers a chance to showcase what could be the next hit series on TV! $1,000 cash prize to the winner.

“I loved the artist/writer events. It was a pleasure getting to speak with other finalists— writers who are so very creative, talented and diverse in outlook…The importance of Cinequest is that it brings us together, not despite our crazy aspirations as artists, but because of them… and best of all, their encouragement stokes the fire to keep us going.” -- Ada Lee Halofsky, Teleplay Winner, Throwing Shade
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Changing Face International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Nov 22, 2017
October Round
Sep 30, 2018
$15
Final Deadline
Nov 15, 2018
$15
Winners Notified:
Nov 30, 2017
Changing Face International Film Festival is an online platform for filmmakers to show and promote their short films and short screenplays.

CFIFF aims to encourage diverse content from diverse creators. We are excited to invite you to take part in our second 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 the year long competition where overall winners will be selected.
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Monarch Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
May 30, 2018
Extended Deadline
Oct 5, 2018
$60.00
Final Deadline
Oct 5, 2018
Winners Notified:
Oct 25, 2018
As Pacific Grove's only festival dedicated solely to Cinema art, The Monarch Film Festival's mission is to be a catalyst for greater appreciation of Cinema as art, build the local filmmaking community and work with Hollywood and independent film makers alike to showcase Northern California as a dynamic place to shoot and screen movies.

Earlybird Deadline: Received on or before April 15th Fee: $20 or $15 for students/local films.
Regular Deadline: Received on or before June 15th Fee: $25 or $18 for students/local films.
Late Deadline: Received on or before August 15th Fee: $35 or $20 for students/local films
Extended Deadline: Received on or before October 5th Fee: $60 or $40 for students/local films.
Garden State Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jul 11, 2018
regular
Oct 15, 2018
late
Nov 10, 2018
Final Deadline
Dec 1, 2018
Winners Notified:
Feb 28, 2019
GSFF is rooted in the celebration of the independent film genre and the creation of a forum where independent filmmakers can exhibit their work. Created to pay tribute to NJ’s legacy as the birthplace of the American film industry and founded in 2002 our event takes place each spring in Asbury Park, NJ. Winners of the screenplay competition receive a live reading of their script by professional actors.
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Opens for submissions:
Dec 5, 2017
Extended
Oct 30, 2018
$60
Final Deadline
Oct 30, 2018
Winners Notified:
Nov 30, 2018
The festival aims to promote independent filmmakers and innovative work. To taking risks and moving the frontiers from the boring and most of the times empty conventional to the artistic initiating strong emotions , and out of the box exceptional and give the opportunity to independent filmmakers show case their work free of commercial constrains.
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Melbourne International Cinema Extravaganza M.I.C.E Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jul 4, 2018
Earlybrid
Oct 30, 2018
$45
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.
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA)
Opens for submissions:
Nov 27, 2017
Final Deadline
Nov 27, 2018
Winners Notified:
Feb 27, 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 the Los Angeles community of entertainment professionals and film goers with a constant surge of monthly screening events.
Digital Griffix Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jan 4, 2018
Final Deadline
Dec 20, 2018
$15
$15
Winners Notified:
Dec 25, 2018
After a successful third year, Digital Griffix online film festival is back as an international online 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 2018. There will be a new deadline set every month.

At the end of the year, on December 25th 2018 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
International Safe Community Short Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jul 5, 2018
Final Deadline
Jan 5, 2019
Winners Notified:
Mar 8, 2019
The aim of this Festival is to portray all different aspects and widest meanings of the “Safe community” through movies.
We concerned with issues like:
Safe roads and urban places
Safe schools and living places
Safety of children, elderly and disables
Health, hygiene and safe community
Information technology, communication, smartization and safe community
Culture of citizenship and safe community
Environmental issues and preparation for natural disasters
Violence and suicide prevention
Here are our fields in details:
Safety and urban transportation
Safe sidewalks
Safe urban roads
Safe and clean transportation
Safety and standards of vehicles
Safe community and traffic codes
Health, hygiene, environment, and safe community
Trauma care
Provision of medical services in order to prevent and control medical disorders
Safe community and mental and physical health
Safe community and nutrition
Safety in urban and public places
Improvement of environmental safety with a focus on modern approaches (especially at schools, religious places, etc.)
Safety and urban services
Role of urban services in community safety
Safe community and environment
Safe urban design and planning
Urban landscape and visual and psychological tranquility
Effective factors of safety improvement in urban design and planning (especially people with disabilities and impairment, the elderly, etc.)
Effect of urban lighting and lighting design on urban safety
Securing urban facilities in order to prevent accidents
Information technology, communication, smartization, and safe community
Application of IT and communications in identification, record, and analysis of information of incidents
Smartization and safe community
The role of information technology, communications, and smartization in web safety.
Culture of citizenship and safe community
Educating public and its contribution to safe community
Culture of citizenship and the role of citizens in promoting safety in society
Citizenship rights and safe community
Religious educations and safe community
Risk and safety management
Indicators of risk taking management of urban disasters
Preventive measures for urban risks
Initial and secondary risks rising from climate change in a region
Instructions
Instructions, structural and artistic features, festival calendar, and the address for submission of your film are as follows:
Features of admissible works
Comprehensive features:
Films must have been made within the past three years.
Short films and animations must be maximum 30 mins and documentaries 40 mins in length.
Copy of the submitted film is not returned.
Planning and films screening order is decided by the secretariat of the festival.
After submission to the secretariat, films cannot be withdrawn from the screening order.
The festival secretariat is authorized to display received films in other dependent events within or outside the boundaries of the country.
Non-English films must have English subtitle.
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA)
Opens for submissions:
Jul 11, 2018
No Deadlines - Monthly Fest
Jul 11, 2019
$25-40
Final Deadline
Jul 11, 2019
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).
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