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Culture & Diversity Film Festival
Regular Deadline
May 7, 2020
$35
$30
Extended Deadline
Aug 3, 2020
$45
$40
Final Deadline
Sep 24, 2020
$55
$50
Winners Notified:
Oct 4, 2020
Welcome to the Culture & Diversity Film Festival! We celebrate the many colors of our lives and our world by screening a variety of films from around the globe. We honor the filmmakers with awards and prizes, and host parties and gatherings for filmmakers and the local community.

Our venue is the historic Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA.

We accept shorts, features and music videos, and we have a special discount for California filmmakers with submission fees as low as $10. We look forward to watching your film!
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Indie Street Film Festival
Final Deadline
May 8, 2020
$50
$25
Late Deadline
May 8, 2020
$50
$25
Winners Notified:
Jun 15, 2020
Located in Red Bank, NJ, it is the mission of the Indie Street Film Festival to discover the most innovative independent filmmakers and nurture them through an ever-evolving world of technology, distribution, and audience engagement, regardless of budget size and in spite of restrictive funding. ISFF will focus on cultural community growth through its presentation of films that voice impactful human stories. The festival’s selected films will all be awarded the opportunity to join the Indie Street cooperative movement, a group distribution brand whose members share resources, profits and a unified audience: ISFF will be the discovery funnel that fuels the new cooperative model and more sustainable careers for the next generation of talented artists.

Grand Jury Prize Winners receive:
- One week theatrical screening in New York City*
- Inclusion on Indie Street VOD platform as a partner filmmaker*
(*optional/dependent on film's distribution situation)

Official Selections receive:
- All Access Pass to attend film festival screenings, parties, workshops, and panels with industry experts.
- Opportunity to have a targeted ad campaign designed by the Indie Street team for the future online release of your film.
- Workshop during the film festival on Cooperative Distribution model.
- Distribution Opportunities through Indie Street and partner platforms.

Seeking:
Narrative Features
Narrative Shorts
Documentary Features
Documentary Shorts
Animated Shorts
New Jersey Shorts
New Jersey Features
Be Epic! London International Film Festival
Final Deadline
May 16, 2020
$99
$59.99
Winners Notified:
Jul 15, 2020
Be Epic! London International Film Festival is a yearly film festival that is looking especially for meaningful, innovative, free of cliche filmmaking.

BELIFF encourages young and old film makers from around the world to contribute to the shaping of society through inspirational films that combine with valuable messages and innovative ideas. BELIFF aims to be the rising point of film makers and up and coming new artists by promoting value and hard work and we are dedicating ourselves to stand up for everyone who is looking to refine and discover film both as entertaining and educating audiences from all around the globe.

Those who will get the best out of BELIFF film festival are:
- the visionary voices and artists (scriptwriters, directors, actors etc.) that have great empathy and a deep capacity to understanding and expressing beyond the surface layers of things and beyond those depths as well.
- distinctive scripts,
- truthful perspectives on themes and subjects,
- the creators of innovative cinematic outcomes that stand out from the usual mainstream.
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Wirksworth Film Festival
Late Deadline
May 17, 2020
$15
$10
Winners Notified:
Jul 24, 2020
For the 2020 season we have extended our categories to Short Film, Extra Long Short Film, and Feature Film.
The festival will also include a number of specialist talks and workshops for filmmakers.
The festival itself will take place in the town of Wirksworth Derbyshire over a week long period. We are working alongside The Northern Light Cinema to screen films, but we will also screen films at a number of locations across the town during the week.
We have kept our 3 minute film category due to popular demand.
Our first film festival attracted over 180 films from around the world, which were all screened and judged, for this year we still make the promise that we will screen a higher proportion of films than other film festivals. Your films will be judged by industry figures, ranging from actors to DOP's. A list of judges will appear on our website as they are added. We are again working alongside some great partners, The event is to be covered by BlazingMinds, one of the top UK film blogs.
We have a special category open to filmmakers from the Derbyshire Dales, UK, this will receive a special section within the film festival, this is designed to encourage filmmakers from the immediate region to submit their films. These films will sit independently within the film festival.
The 2020 Film Festival, promises to be an exciting event taking place in the picturesque town of Wirksworth, Derbyshire, a well known creative hub.
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Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2020
Regular
May 22, 2020
$19
Final Deadline
Jun 22, 2020
$25
Winners Notified:
Aug 31, 2020
Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2020 Now Open For Entries! International Tours & Awards

The 10th Anniversary edition of the ESFF with more short film screenings in Edinburgh,
International Film Festival showcases, trophies, cash prizes and awards!

We're also excited to be programming showcases of our best films for our 2020 partners:

Adriatic Film Festival
Stop Motion Montreal
Firenze FilmCorti
Sardinia Film Festival
Balkans Beyond Borders Film Festival
and Manipulate Theatre & Animation Festival!

Max Length 25 minutes, international films welcomed, all genres eligible.
Early Bird Deadline: Monday Feb 3rd 2020
Regular Deadline: Friday May 22nd 2020
Late Deadline: Monday June 22nd 2020

Open for entries online

https://www.edinburghshortfilmfestival.com/call-for-entries-filmmakers/
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Austin Film Festival
Regular
May 22, 2020
$60
Late
Jun 26, 2020
$75
Final Deadline
Jul 6, 2020
$85
Extended
Jul 6, 2020
$85
Winners Notified:
Oct 24, 2020
Known as the “Writers Festival” since its inception in 1993, Austin Film Festival recognizes the importance of narrative at the core of filmmaking. Without a good story, movies might just be sound and fury. The 27th Annual Austin Film Festival is October 22-29, 2020.

By celebrating the work of storytellers; those committed to crafting intricate worlds, fully-formed characters, and diverse perspectives, AFF bolsters its reputation as a champion for the creator.

The AFF Film Competition is here to bring independent filmmakers and their films into the spotlight. Whether your dream is to sign a contract, land an agent, learn from an industry icon, or take home the coveted Bronze Typewriter Award, it’s simple: you can’t win if you don’t enter. Categories include: Narrative Short, Narrative Feature, Student Shorts, Animated Shorts, Documentary Shorts, Documentary Features, Digital Series, Comedy Vanguard and Dark Matters Features.
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Under The Stars International Film Festival
Streep
May 31, 2020
$15
$8
Fonda
Jul 31, 2020
$15
$8
Mirren
Sep 30, 2020
$15
$8
Final Deadline
Nov 30, 2020
$15
$8
Winners Notified:
Jan 18, 2021
Under The Stars International Film Festival is an international event. We accept local, national and international films. Film industry specialists watch films and videos and give notes and scores. Once a year we screen selected work at the live event.
Each 2 months, the submitted short movie and feature are privately screened and judged by a team of experts. The short movies (bi-monthly) winners are automatically qualified to compete and be screened at annual event.
The winners, for each category, will be rewarded.
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Global Film Festival Awards
May
May 31, 2020
$90
$50
July
Jul 31, 2020
$90
$50
November
Nov 30, 2020
$90
$50
Final Deadline
Dec 31, 2020
$90
$50
Winners Notified:
Jan 8, 2021
Welcome to GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS. We are a monthly and annual competition based in Los Angeles. We want the best worldwide film stories to promote filmmakers’ works for distributors.

The GFFA is an open door for independent filmmakers. It's a special jury formed by Hollywood producers, European and international distributors to promote films and new media.

What's the difference between submitting your project to GFFA and other film festivals?
GFFA is not the typical film festival that promotes only local artists. We have an original global channel with partners. To date, our press crew around the world includes press in the USA, Canada, England, Denmark, French, Italy, Spain, Japan, Australia, Argentina, and Brazil.

We understand the difficulties independent producers face to have a fully analyzed project. Our judging team is looking for potential films and filmmakers for scheduled meetings with executives from the film and television industry. GFFA is an opportunity for independent showrunners, directors, and producers to meet with a worldwide audience.

Every month, our jury will award the best independent filmmakers through private screenings. Every submission can submit to as many categories as fits the film to increase the chances of winning. We also provide honorable mentions for filmmakers who may not necessarily win but who should be acknowledged for their work. All the annual winners receive the prestigious Golden Star trophy, and monthly winners may contact our team to order their trophy and pay the production and shipping costs.

The GFFA Public Event will celebrate the "Best of Year" competitions. The Global Film Festival Awards has the honor of hosting eight exclusive artists on our team. The GFFA family is made up of diverse professionals who are looking for unique and creative films from around the world.
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THE HB FILM FESTIVAL
Regular
Jun 1, 2020
$23
$13
Final Deadline
Aug 1, 2020
$30
$18
Winners Notified:
Sep 1, 2020
YEAR 1 WAS AMAZING AND SO WE ARE BACK FOR YEAR 2 - Checkout some of the press here - https://bit.ly/2JdqPye

Our main goal is to Support Indie Film. Why not check out our social media pages to see how we help promote and showcase Indie Talent. Here are some words about our festival from Filmmakers.

"I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN NEARLY 100 FESTIVALS, SMALL AND LARGE, YOU HAVE BEEN THE FIRST TO BE SO ON TOP OF THE WHOLE SOCIAL MEDIA THING. I THINK YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL FUTURE AHEAD"
MICHAEL BAKER - FILMMAKER

"A LOT OF FESTIVALS COULD TAKE NOTES FROM YOU ON HOW TO RUN AN EVENT - HUGE KUDOS"
TARYN HOUGH - FILMMAKER / ACTOR

"FOR A FESTIVAL YOU ARE GOING BEYOND THE EXPECTATIONS AND WE ARE REALLY GRATEFUL"
SIDARTHA MURJANI
FILMMAKER / ACTOR

"LET'S ALL HEAR IT FOR THE HB FILM FEST WHO ARE THE MOST SUPPORTIVE FESTIVAL DUDES I HAVE EVER HAD THE PLEASURE OF BEING ASSOCIATED WITH"
CAROLINE SPENCE
PRODUCER / SCREENWRITER

“I highly recommend The HB Film Festival. A delight from start to finish with amazing and carefully selected film screenings. This was only the first year and it was a fantastically run event – I can’t wait for next year!”
Alastair Marshall

"The mission of The HB Film Festival is to put independent cinema in the spotlight that both films and their makers deserve"

Unlike other film festivals, The HB Film Festival will not make any selections until the Final Deadline closes. This means every film that is submitted has got the same chance of winning.

The HB Film Festival brings to Paisley, Scotland, a quality selection of both local and international shorts and feature movies coming from all over the world and aims to become a cultural gathering for film lovers and professionals, to support the creation of networks between filmmakers and the local communities and to initiate inspiring exchanges between filmmakers and professionals coming from different artistic disciplines."

As we are a two day event, we offer plenty of screening opportunities for low-budget filmmakers and indie films. As well as live screening there will be networking opportunities and free filmmaking advice from local filmmakers.

Previous Sponsors/ Partners include:
Indie Film Mag
Glasgow Film Alliance
Futurist Digital
Hybrid Films
Media Dog
Concept Consulting
Seamore Cinema
Scare Scotland
Inverclyde TV

The HB FILM Festival is one of the only Film Festivals held in the Large Town of Paisley. If you are thinking about staying over, Paisley is the closest town to Glasgow Airport with only a 10min drive. The train from Glasgow to Paisley is also a 10min journey.

There's plenty of bars and nightlife in both Glasgow and Paisley to make your stay exciting and entertaining.

Awards & Prizes

Best Short Film
Best Feature Film
Best Documentary
Best horror / sci-fi / comedy
Best Sound
Best Script / Story
Best Editing
Best score
Best cinematography
Best make up
Best Animation
Best Director
Best costume
Best male lead
Best female lead
Best Scottish film
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SF3 - SmartFone Flick Fest
Super Early Bird
Jun 1, 2020
$40
$15
Early Bird
Jul 1, 2020
$40
$18
Final Deadline
Aug 1, 2020
$40
$20
Regular
Aug 1, 2020
$40
$20
Winners Notified:
Oct 11, 2020
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.
Oniros Film Awards
Final Deadline
Jun 30, 2020
Winners Notified:
Aug 22, 2020
The Oniros Film Awards® is an International Monthly and Annual IMDb Qualifying competition based in Saint-Vincent, Italy, which celebrates films from all around the world with awards in different categories and genres. The OFA allows filmmakers to submit their projects to get them judged by Award-winning industry professionals specialized in various fields and compete with other talented filmmakers. Our mission is to discover high quality and ambitious films, to promote filmmakers’ works and to help them realize their dreams. The Oniros Film Awards® is all about Dreams (ὄνειρος = oneiros, Dream in Greek language) and is conceived by Dreamers for Dreamers. Dream Big, always!
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Rome Independent Film Festival - RIFF Awards
early bird
Jun 30, 2020
$25
$10
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2020
late
Jul 31, 2020
$35
$10
Winners Notified:
Nov 30, 2020
Since its first edition in 2000, RIFF has become an event that is
followed with more and more interest by the public in Rome and a reference
for worldwide filmmakers. In these years, the Riff has received
works coming from the 5 continents, ending up being an attentive witness
representative of the directions and passions of the independent
film industry. An international vocation that has found expression in
the right choice during the film selection.
Oil Valley Film Festival
Regular Deadline
Jul 3, 2020
$30
$20
Final Deadline
Aug 3, 2020
$40
$30
Winners Notified:
Sep 7, 2020
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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Screamfest Horror Film Festival
Regular
Jul 15, 2020
$57
$47
Final
Aug 1, 2020
$67
$57
Final Deadline
Aug 15, 2020
$82
$67
Extended Deadline
Aug 15, 2020
$82
$67
Winners Notified:
Oct 22, 2020
20th annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival takes place Oct. 2020 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood.

Moviemaker named us 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee and 30 Bloody Best Genre Fests In The World.

The festival accepts genre(horror, thriller, Sci-Fi, Fantasy) features and short films from around the world.

Screamfest is best known for discovery Paranormal Activity.
Web Series Festival Global
Final Deadline
Jul 30, 2020
$70
$70
Winners Notified:
Aug 15, 2020
Hollywood, CA– Web Series Festival Global is prestigious awards started in 2015, it’s a film festival where awards are given to Web Series Creators around the world. In the first International Annual Web Series Festival Global artists from various countries were awarded, the artists were from countries like USA, Russia, Spain, Italy, Canada and the Czech Republic.
Web Series Festival Global has a Best of Web Series, Web Series Script, Web Series Pilot and a Grand Prize, $5000 In awards.
For a grand event like this, sponsors play an important role. They are the people who provide the opportunities to creative content creators around the world. The sponsors for this event include Luck Films, Renderyard Films, LaughMD and iActing Studios.
www.WebSeriesFestivalGlobal.com
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Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
July
Jul 31, 2020
$35
August
Aug 31, 2020
$45
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2020
$60
$45
$55
Winners Notified:
Nov 30, 2020
​Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes highlights a selection of best films from around the world, November 27th-30th 2020
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.
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes is an IMDBAwards listing Qualifier.
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Global Nonviolent Film Festival
Final Deadline
Aug 22, 2020
$100
$40
Final Deadline
Aug 22, 2020
$100
$40
Winners Notified:
Oct 5, 2020
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 2020 and 9th edition of the Festival takes place September 24 to October 4.

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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