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Oil Valley Film Festival
Regular Deadline
Jul 1, 2021
$25
$20
Late Deadline
Aug 15, 2021
$35
$30
Final Deadline
Aug 22, 2021
$35
$30
Winners Notified:
Sep 19, 2021
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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2021 KuanDu International Animation Festival
Final Deadline
Jul 15, 2021
Winners Notified:
Oct 30, 2021
The KuanDu International Animation Festival (KDIAF), founded in 2011 by the Department of Animation, Taipei National University of the Arts, is an annual event in Taipei. They look to provide a platform for animators and filmmakers worldwide to connect, promote their works and inspire fresh blood into the animation industry.

Any audiovisual animated films of all genres and style, completed after January 1st 2020, with a running time of fewer than 30 minutes, including titles and credits, may enter.

Please visit the KDIAF FilmFreeway page for submission details and the KDIAF Home Page or Facebook for festival updates.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KuanduInternationalAnimationFestival
Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition 2021
Regular Deadline
Jul 24, 2021
$50
$35
Final Deadline
Oct 15, 2021
$60
$45
Final Deadline
Oct 15, 2021
$60
$40
Extended Final Deadline
Oct 24, 2021
$60
$45
Winners Notified:
Nov 23, 2021
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 2021 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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Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Regular
Jul 31, 2021
$42
$25
$25-40
Late
Aug 31, 2021
$45
$30
$30-45
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2021
$50
$35
$35-50
Winners Notified:
Nov 10, 2021
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes highligts a selection of best films from around the world, November 27th-30th 2021.
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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Miami Short Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2021
$90
Winners Notified:
Nov 14, 2021
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
SF3 - SmartFone Flick Fest
Final Deadline
Aug 1, 2021
$45.00
$20.00
$15-40
Regular Deadline
Aug 1, 2021
$45.00
$20.00
$15-40
Winners Notified:
Oct 9, 2021
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.
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Aladerri International Film Festival
Final Deadline
Aug 3, 2021
$40
Winners Notified:
Sep 5, 2021
Aladerri International Film Festival (AIFF) is an IMDB Award Listing Qualifier dedicated to the celebration of ‘Short Films’ a multi-day event in Chicago supporting filmmakers and giving them an opportunity to showcase their work in an effort to bring the most inspiring and impactful voices forward.

AIFF has been created to showcase both National and International works by emerging and established artists who are passionate about storytelling via the art of filmmaking.

We aim to share great stories with the audience, while supporting independent filmmakers across the World and will screen all films accepted into “Official Selection” in front of a live audience and the opportunity to have Q&A session with on-site filmmakers September 3 - 5, 2021.
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Hamilton Film Festival and Film Market
Final Deadline
Aug 16, 2021
$45
$25
Regular
Aug 16, 2021
$45
$25
Winners Notified:
Sep 30, 2021
Now we can drive!
16 years at the Hamilton Film Festival, and never a dull one. We managed to pull off a wonderful, hybrid, festival in 2020 that included limited-seating theatrical, the Drive-In, broadcast, and online screening and panel discussions. We know we are able to successfully pivot if needed, and can’t wait to see what YOU bring to our Sweet 16 party this November!

COMING OF AGE: Sweet 16
The theme of the festival this year is COMING OF AGE, with the tagline “Now We Can Drive.” This will be a strong theme throughout the festival, from our Sweet 16 kick off, to our closing films. We'll even be asking the selected filmmakers to dig up a photo of themselves at age 16 for a fun photo montage! Let have some fun this year. You deserve it!

You are welcome to submit movies and scripts that are outside of this theme as we always host programs of comedy, drama, genre, and documentaries. We accept short, mid-length, feature, episodic / series, and screenplays.

NO MORE LATE FEES!
ONE TIER, ALL YEAR, is GOLD!
We know that 2020 was a tough one. This year, we are eliminating ALL deadline price levels and are going with a single, regular deadline, all year.
GOLD members on FilmFreeway will be able to take advantage of our additional Gold Member discounts. Following us on social media is beneficial as throughout the year we post limited time / quantity discount codes that will offer a 16% discount off submission fees.

The 16th Annual Hamilton Film Festival continues to be one of Canada’s most important film festivals for Canadian and International films. Hosted in a city with a booming art scene, it has become a go-to destination to live and work for several people in the film and television industry with year-round opportunities to network, engage, pitch and participate. Distributors, festivals and industry professionals actively look to the Hamilton Film Festival for content, connections and top-notch engagement.

HFF Guests have included Academy Award® winner Colin Chilvers, Daniel Baldwin, DB Sweeney (Fire In The Sky) Michael Pare (Eddie and the Cruisers), Tony Rosato (SCTV), Marc Blucas (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Catherine Dyer (Stranger Things) Robert Miano (Donny Brasco), Alex Elena (Drummer for Bruce Dickinson) Jason MacDonald (Vampire Diaries) Frank D’Angelo (Red Maple Leaf), Fred Fuchs (Godfather III Executive Producer, Milton's Secret) Art Hindle (Black Christmas), Doug McGrath (Goin’ Down the Road), Lynne Griffin (Curtains), Julian Richings (Superman: Man of Steel), TJ McGibbon (The Umbrella Academy), Craig Davidson (Author / Rust and Bone) Kirsten Bodenstedt (COO and Co-Owner of Peregrine Labs) Academy Award® winner Colin Doncaster, Bob Munro (The Expanse), Sean Sullivan (Wayne’s World, Back to the Future III) Lisa Langlois (Class of 1984), Matthew Willson (Exec. Producer) and many, many more! Filmmakers and producers have attended from England, Italy, Germany, Austria, France, Cyprus, Australia, the USA, and all across Canada.

We have 15 prize categories, including Jury, Feature, Short, Doc, Actor, Actress, Editing, Cinematography, Sound, Screenplay (x2), Music, Student, Truly Independent local award, and the legendary Sparquie the Squirrel award!

INCLUSION
The festival is as diverse as our alumni, who come from over 50 countries around the world. Filmmakers globally are looking to the Hamilton Film Festival as an accessible event with multiple chances to screen, network, win awards and gain post-festival promotion as our Alumni is our family and your movie never has a shelf life with us! You’d be surprised how much we remember about you and your film even from our earliest screenings!
We have screened many films from BIPOC and LGBTQ filmmakers, with spotlights on films from these communities, as well as integrating them into our themed programming.

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HAMILTON LADIES OF FILM & TELEVISION (L.O.F.T.)
The Hamilton Ladies of Film & Television (L.O.F.T.) is excited to partner with the Hamilton Film Festival for their 2021 season as they support our mandate to achieve gender parity within our city and the Canadian film industry.

The Hamilton Ladies of Film & Television (L.O.F.T) is a Hamilton based collective founded and co-created by local artists Laura Ellis, Alysha Main, and Cher Obediah. The Hamilton L.O.F.T seeks to bring together womxn* working in all disciplines of filmmaking.

To create/support content that is predominantly female-driven with a focus on overcoming issues/barriers within the film industry affecting womxn and underrepresented minorities

Assist in building the skills and confidence of womxn by working in cross-disciplinary and supportive teams while providing affordable training opportunities with mentors in the film community

Demonstrate that a local all-female identified production team is achievable

Showcase the achievements of womxn in Hamilton’s film industry

Partner with local organizations to provide mutual support and opportunities for womxn by sha
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8thFirenze filmCorti Festival
Final Deadline
Sep 1, 2021
$25
Winners Notified:
Oct 30, 2021
The 8th Firenze Filmcorti Festival will take place in the following venues in Florence: Murate Art District (MAD), Piazza de Le Murate, Limonaia di Villa Strozzi and Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze – all in Florence.
The Festival is scheduled, for all the categories, from the 27th to the 30th of October 2021.
For the award Youth Giovani (Student category award): 18th and 19th of November 2021.
Call for entries is now open.
Deadline for entries: 31st of August 2021.
Deadline for entries for Spazio Giovani (Student category) only: 10th of October 2021.
The authors of the shortlisted films – as part of the ‘Official selection’ days – will be notified before the 10th of September 2021.
All the shortlisted authors will be notified via email, or with a post on our blog, on our official social media channels, on our website www.firenzefilmcortifestival.com.
Travel and accommodation expenses, and living costs, are not covered and will not be refunded.
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Changing Face International Film Festival
Final Deadline
Oct 22, 2021
$25
$15
Winners Notified:
Nov 28, 2021
We are excited to invite you to take part in our 5th season! We are looking for thought-provoking, challenging, and engaging films, web series, and screenplays that are part of the changing face of film.

Short film, music video, trailer, and screenplay rounds run monthly from January - October.
Feature film rounds are bi-annual. Deadlines are in May and October.
Winners of these rounds make up the nominations for our Annual Festival in November 2021.
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Digital Griffix Film Festival
Final Deadline
Dec 1, 2021
$25
$25
Winners Notified:
Dec 25, 2021
Digital Griffix film festival is an international online and onsite 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 for a week or more, starting on February 1st 2021. There will be a new deadline set every month.

At the end of the year, on December 25th 2021 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
Ravenheart International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Sep 11, 2021
EarlyRaven Deadline
Dec 1, 2021
$15
$10
Regular Deadline
Feb 2, 2022
$22
$15
Winners Notified:
Aug 28, 2021
Ravenheart International Film Festival will be held at the renowned Cinemateket at Filmens Hus in Oslo, Norway. Here at RIFF, we aim to connect all filmmakers, domestic and foreign through the universal language of film. Celebrating all styles of cinema but particularly spotlighting genre films. RIFF is an event where all filmmakers, fans of the art of film, and all creatives can come together to share their experiences and love for cinema.

At Ravenheart, submissions are open to all types of genre films. We are looking to showcase the best in horror, sci-fi/fantasy, thrillers/suspense, etc. Guest speakers, Q&As, booths, and great networking opportunities will all be held at the event. We also invite local aspiring filmmakers/students to inspire one another into becoming better filmmakers.

So, if you love high-quality genre films and to be submerged into a cinematic experience then you can't miss this festival!

Thank you for your interest in our 3rd ANNUAL live event taking place on August 26th-29th in Oslo, Norway, 2021.
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The Independent Cinema Showcase
Final Deadline
Dec 15, 2021
$10-30
Winners Notified:
Feb 1, 2022
The Independent Cinema Showcase (Founder Kalliste Zoe Productions 2017) is a fundraising event at Regal LA Live to support and promote independent filmmakers from around the world who have the perseverance and courage to create, collaborate and invest in their own dreams. The screening features an array of short independent content including TV pilots, parodies, dark comedies, suspense thrillers, animation and more. There will be three winners at each showcase; includes a personalized trophy. 
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