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Range of Fees
Garden State Film Festival
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.
SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York
Late Deadline
Nov 14, 2018
Final Deadline
Dec 14, 2018
Extended 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.

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Changing Face International Film Festival
Final Deadline
Nov 15, 2018
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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NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA)
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
Final Deadline
Dec 20, 2018
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 :

-Fiction film
International Safe Community Short Film Festival
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, 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.
American Youth Film Festival
Early Bird
Jan 5, 2019
Feb 2, 2019
Final Deadline
Mar 30, 2019
Winners Notified:
Apr 13, 2019
Lights. Camera. Action! For the Love of Film
The American Youth Film Festival™ is an opportunity for the youth to showcase their movie making skills. Many young people regularly produce movies that are then posted on websites such as YouTube and Facebook. We want to capture that interest and channel it to understand the “love of film or film making” through the eyes of youth filmmakers.

Who Can Participate?
The American Youth Film Festival™ is open to ALL YOUTH regardless of race, creed, or national origin that are currently enrolled in elementary school, middle school, high school or college. Suggested submissions and entry fees will be in one of four categories, elementary school ($20.00), middle school ($30.00), high school ($40.00) or college ($50.00). Film must be works directed and/or produced by elementary school, middle school, high school or college students. Adult supervision must be limited to an advisory capacity only.

All film (national and international) may be submitted into only one category, however, film makers may submit additional entries with separate forms and entry fees. All entries have specific time limits including titles and credits unless otherwise noted. The American Youth Film Festival is a family event therefore, NO ENTRIES MAY CONTAIN NUDITY, PROFANITY or EXCESSIVE VIOLENCE. Failure to adhere to these requirements will immediately disqualify entry and NO REFUNDS WILL BE AWARDED.

By submitting your entry to The American Youth Film Festival you give us full permission to download a digital copy of your video as well as playing it during the festival week via projector and online.

All films must be in the following format:

What format does FilmFreeway recommend for video uploads?

FilmFreeway accepts all major video formats. We transcode videos for playback compatibility and performance, and recommend that you use settings close to our output settings:

Maximum video bitrate: 2200 Kbps, H.264, mp4
Audio bitrate: 128 Kbps, AAC
Aspect ratio preserved; maximum video width of 1280 pixels

"Official Selections" or film chosen for screening will be required to mail (2) FLASH DRIVE copies of their video for viewing during the festival screening. Submitter will receive 2 festival passes.

Animation – any animated movie, not more than 10 minutes
Comedy - any comedy film, not more than 10 minutes
Commercials – any 30 second commercial of local businesses*
Documentary – any documentary not more than 15 minutes
Feature – any narrative film not more than 30 minutes
Music Video – any music video not more than 4 minutes
Public Service Announcements – any 30 second PSA*
Science Fiction – any sci-fi film not more than 10 minutes
Short – any narrative short film not more than 15 minutes

*NOTE: The American Youth Film Festival suggests that all filmmakers submitting in the Commercial & Public Service Announcement categories partner with a local business or a non-profit entity to produce their submission. In cities and towns across America there are small businesses or groups that will support student filmmakers in exchange for a 30 second commercial. Additionally, it is strongly suggested that filmmakers research people, places, monuments and special-interest causes in their local area and consider subjects with historical significance for documentary submissions.

NOTE: Film trailers are not eligible for consideration in any category.

The American Youth Film Festival Movie Poster Contest:
The American Youth Film Festival Movie Poster Contest is open to all elementary school, middle school, high school and college students in two divisions, Film Division and Non-Film Division.

Film Division: Movie posters based on an official American Youth Film Festival entry. Photographers, graphic designers, animators, multimedia artists, etc...partner with student film maker to create a movie poster based on the film maker's AYFF submission. The poster may be based on movie stills or may be a caricature design.

Non-Film Division: Movie posters created by photographers, graphic designers, animators, multimedia artists, etc...not based on an AYFF movie submission. The poster may be based on photos or may be a caricature design.

Each American Youth Film Festival Movie Poster entry must be:
1. Digital submission only.
2. 1275 x 1800 pixels (18 in. x 24 in.) with one half inch white border.
3. Saved as .jpg (JPEG) in RBG format not to exceed 3MB.

All American Youth Film Festival Movie Poster "Official Selections" will be displayed in a slideshow on the American Youth Film Festival website. A select number of posters will be selected for exhibition and featured in a separate exhibit at the American Youth Film Festival.

Remember to "Be creative, use props and let your imagination run wild, but most of all have fun!"
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[C]Screen Festival - Fiction Fall
Opens for submissions:
Feb 1, 2019
Mar 31, 2019
Apr 30, 2019
Final Deadline
May 23, 2019
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
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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