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Range of Fees
EFN International Short Film Festival
Regular Deadline
May 29, 2022
$15.62
Final Deadline
Jun 26, 2022
$18.23
Late Deadline
Jun 26, 2022
$18.23
Winners Notified:
Jul 17, 2022
EFN Short Film Festival (Emerging Filmmakers Night) is a BIFA qualifying international festival that showcases, educates and promotes emerging filmmakers.

Through our annual festival in September and targeted industry events throughout the year, we provide new filmmakers from all socio-economic backgrounds and age groups with the space to express themselves and the tools to navigate within the industry intelligently and with confidence.

Being a team of filmmakers and programmers, we have an eye for raw talent and are particularly interested in unique and authored voices.

EFN Short Film Festival consists of:
> EFN Awards Night:
- An annual in person and live-streamed hybrid event with films in competition.
- Two awards: CRITICS’ CHOICE and AUDIENCE FAVOURITE.
- A panel of highly accredited critics (Leeds Int. Film Festival, BBC, TIFF)
- Live Q&As with the filmmakers.
- Audience interaction with questions & comments in real-time.
- Reaching over 3000 cinephiles per event from over 35 countries.
> Official Selections Screenings
> Affordable Industry workshops in Screenwriting, Festival Strategy and Funding.
> Specially curated panel discussions.

SEPTEMBER 2022 SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN!

*** We accept films of any genre and type: COMEDY, DRAMA, HORROR, ANIMATION, DOCUMENTARY, all are welcome***

*EFN welcomes work by new and emerging talent who are in an early stage of their career irrespective of age. We consider all filmmakers (students, recent graduates and seasoned short filmmakers) provided they haven't yet released a feature film or long form work at the time of submission*

We value inclusivity, equal representation, and developing voices of emerging talent
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Beyond: The Cary Film Festival
Final Deadline
May 31, 2022
$15
Winners Notified:
Sep 18, 2022
BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival is an annual short film and screenplay festival that takes place in the heart of the Triangle, Cary, North Carolina. Each fall, engaged audiences, new and established filmmakers, industry professionals, and special guests from around the country come together to celebrate the art and craft of short filmmaking, participate in panel discussions and workshops, and experience a live table read by our screenplay winner.
Near Nazareth Festival ( NNF )
Final Deadline
May 31, 2022
$27
Winners Notified:
Jun 2, 2022
Near Nazareth Festival ( NNF ) invites all film lovers to partake in our celebration.
Near Nazareth Festival hospitably opens its doors to filmmakers. Festival participants from around the world will show their works. We believe that the best place for them to present their work - is Near Nazareth Festival.
Our festival will serve to strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the peoples of the world. Through cooperation with movie lovers from around the world, we will make history.
Today filmmakers from 65 countries are participating in the festival, and presented his works
Near Nazareth Festival Online Film Market - Free of charge for all participants of the NNFestival.
We post your film info on Near Nazareth Festival Facebook page - post + image.
We'll set up info about your film on Near Nazareth Festival website.
Page is opened and distributed among national and international distributors.

Awards & Prizes

Certificate and Laurels

1) Participants
2) Semi-Finalist
3) Finalist
4) Official Selections
3) Junior Winner
4) 1 - 5 Winners in every category
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Odyssey Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jun 1, 2022
Winners Notified:
Jun 1, 2022
We are all on a journey.
Let's discover together.
Art to inspire you along the way...
Under the Stars International Film Festival
June
Jun 6, 2022
$17
$9.5
August
Aug 10, 2022
$19
$10.5
October
Oct 14, 2022
$21
$11.5
December
Dec 18, 2022
$23
$12.5
Final Deadline
Jan 15, 2023
$24
$13
Winners Notified:
Mar 5, 2023
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 in Bari.
The 4th edition has started on March 2022 and will be end in January 2023.
Every category will be rewarded with trophy or golden plaque.
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Barnstorm Fest
Limited Release
Jun 17, 2022
$25
$20
Earlybird
Aug 19, 2022
$40
$35
Official
Sep 30, 2022
$55
$40
Extended
Nov 18, 2022
$70
$65
Final Deadline
Dec 16, 2022
$80
$75
Winners Notified:
Jan 8, 2023
Barnstorm Fest is not just a screenplay competition, its goal is to help you develop your script for production. Every script receives feedback from an industry professional as soon as two weeks from submission. Finalists receive a one-on-one consultation with a feature film producer, a consolation with Coverfly's Writer Development Team, as well as heaps of other rewards. The GRAND JURY PRIZE winner receives $2500!

At Barnstorm, we pride ourselves on helping our finalists and participants long after the festival is complete. We continue to work with and advise our participants on how to get their script made for as long as it takes. Barnstorm's ultimate goal is the preservation of independent film through the nurturing of independent voices.

FINALIST PACKAGE
Three finalists from each category will be able to pitch their projects directly to executives from Discovery Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment Television, New Line Cinema, Warner Brothers, Relativity Television, CBS, all via iPitch.

Every finalist also receives a one-on-one consultation with a producer from Barnstorm Media who can advise you on how to get your film or television show made, or, better yet, how to make it yourself.

One finalist from each category will receive an InkTip prize package. Each prize package includes an InkTip script listing and an InkTip magazine listing that will promote your script to InkTip's large network of producers and reps.

One finalist from each category will receive a consultation with Coverfly's Writer Development team!

All finalists receive a prize package from Script Mailer, who will email your script to over 400 of the industry's top agents, including agents at ICM, CAA and WME.

All finalists will have have their screenplays pitched to the network of producers at Unsolicited Scripts.

GRAND JURY PRIZE
One script, regardless of category, will receive the Grand Jury Prize package. The package includes all prizes offered to finalists, as well as $2500.
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NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA)
Final Deadline
Jun 26, 2022
$35-50
No Deadlines
Jun 26, 2022
$35-50
No Deadlines
Jun 26, 2022
$35-50
No Deadlines
Jun 26, 2022
$35-50
No Deadlines
Jun 26, 2022
$35-50
Winners Notified:
Jul 26, 2022
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.

Price options to submit your film are $35 (LA local filmmakers), $40 (non-LA local student filmmakers), $45 (non-LA local short films) and $50 (non-LA local feature films ).
RIFF Awards - Rome Independent Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2022
Winners Notified:
Nov 25, 2022
The 30th of July 2022 is the deadline for submitting works to participate to the 21th Edition of the RIFF (Roma Independent Film Festival) that will take place from November 17th to the 25th 2022.
All information to apply and the official Call for Entry are available on the website: "http://www.riff.it".

This year as well, filmmakers from all over the world will have the possibility to present their original works, for the last 20years, RIFF has collected and presented works coming from all over the world, giving particular attention to Indie productions.

The selected films will be over 100 (in the previous edition RIFF received over 2000 films from more than 50 countries).

The competing sections are 6:
Feature Films (Italian and International feature films, first or second time director);
Documentary Films (Italian and International documentaries);
Short Films (Italian and International);
International Student Films (for cinema students);
Animation;
Screenplays & Subjects;

The program of the RIFF 2022 will be enriched by retrospectives and seminars on different aspects of the Indie film industry. At the end of the Festival, the winners will be presented with RIFF Awards worth over 30.000 €.
SF3 - SmartFone Flick Fest
Final Deadline
Aug 1, 2022
$40
$20
Winners Notified:
Nov 1, 2022
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!
Hamilton Film Festival and Film Market
Final Deadline
Aug 17, 2022
$45
$25
Winners Notified:
Sep 30, 2022
LOOK UP!

17 years at the Hamilton Film Festival and we've hit the TOP 100 best reviewed festivals status a few times on FilmFreeway!

The industry is watching, filmmakers are looking our way, and we aim to deliver!

Look Up! The theme of the festival this year is Sci-Fi.
It's a broad genre and we can't wait to see what you've come up with!
Look to the skies, look to the screens...just Look Up!

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...AGAIN!
ONE TIER, ALL YEAR, is GOLD!

We did it last year and we're doing it again! There will be NO inflated fees based on when you submit. Fees will be the same from open to close.

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 17% discount off submission fees.

The 17th Annual Hamilton Film Festival continues to be one of Canada’s most important film festivals for Canadian and International films as it has an industry development component, and a market. Hosted in a city with a booming film 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.

Included in your submission fee is the option to become a delegate at our networking and meet-up events, at no extra charge. So even if you film is not accepted, you can still participate and take advantage of the networking and industry development that HFF has to offer!

Also new this year, The Hamilton Film Festival will have a school of media arts inside the Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre where will will host classes, camps, workshops and panel discussions year round. We will also utilize this learning space during the festival!

HFF Guests have included Academy Award® winner Colin Chilvers, 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), Danial Baldwin, 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.
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10th DELHI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL-2022, 3-9 DECEMBER,2022, NEW DELHI, INDIA
ALL FILMS
Aug 31, 2022
$55
$28
$83
ALL FILMS
Aug 31, 2022
$55
$28
$83
ALL FILMS
Aug 31, 2022
$55
$28
$83
ALL FILMS
Aug 31, 2022
$55
$28
$83
Final Deadline
Sep 5, 2022
$55
$28
$83
Winners Notified:
Sep 5, 2022
DELHI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (DIFF)

BRINGING COUNTRIES AND CINEMA CLOSER…

10th DELHI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL-2022is being organized from 3-9 DECEMBER,2022, at AMBEDKAR INTERNATIONAL CENTER, JANPATH, NEW DELHI, as a Seven day event, in association with GOVT. OF NAGALAND, NDMC, INFORMATION & BROADCASTING MINISTRY and GOVERNMENT OF DELHI. THE CULTURE AND TOURISM MINISTRIES, FILM BANDHU, UTTAR PRADESH are our Associate Partners.

The festival is approved by the INFORMATION & BROADCASTING MINISTRY and works as a composite body to promote INDIAN CINEMA, CULTURE AND TOURISM in INDIA and ABROAD.

DIFF has now grown into a global platform joining hands to collaborate with a multitude of film festivals in many countries or offering support to a host of upcoming festivals across the world. DIFF aims at understanding the science, art and emotion behind cinema, reaching it out to the audiences far and wide and promoting Indian Cinema, Art and Culture. The Festival offers premier showcase opportunity for talented film makers and artists, celebrates AVANTE GARDE CINEMA, felicitates masters and achievers from all walks of life and brings countries closer by building bridges to enable cross cultural exchanges, social understanding and creative idealization.

10th DELHI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2022 will be held from the 3-9 December, 2022 at the AMBEDKAR INTERNATIONAL CENTER, NEW DELHI.

9th DIFF 2021 is going to showcase 193 films from more than 58 countries and about 100 works of art displayed at the Art Show. Film Personalities, Artists, Diplomats, Political dignitaries and audiences close to 5000, will witness the spectacular Opening Ceremony, Closing & Awards Event and savor the vast variety of films screened during the festival.

With the focus on African Cinema , DIFF will screen some very interesting films.

Information & Broadcasting Ministry and NDMC offered invaluable support and association for this edition of DIFF as in the earlier editions. Jharkhand, Assam, UP-Film Bandhu, Uttrakhand became the State and Tourism Partner and ARGENTINA AND SENEGAL are the Country Partners this year.
GEOFILMFESTIVAL
Final Deadline
Sep 30, 2022
$29
$20
$29
Natural
Sep 30, 2022
$29
$20
$29
Winners Notified:
Dec 15, 2022
The Cultural Association Officina delle Idee intends to realize with the Patronage of the Municipality of Cittadella (PD), the Veneto Region and the Province of Padua the third edition of GEOFILMFESTIVAL (GeOFF) - The Cinema of the Elements, "The Golden Earth" International Film Award, availing itself of the artistic direction of the director and actor Rocco Cosentino.
GeOFF wants to offer itself to all operators, filmmakers and the general public as competition and innovation for its theme: The Environment. Earth, Water, Fire, Air as objectives in the creation and production of medium-short films. So the Cinema of the Elements for which each of us is called to participate and make it a professional, social and moral goal.
The Cinema, once again, disseminator of news and civilization. Together with the cultural dissemination with the cinematographic projection, GeOFF - The Cinema of the Elements links its attention to the Environmental Problems of the World.
The Independent Cinema Showcase
Final Deadline
Dec 16, 2022
$30
$20-30
Submission Deadline
Dec 16, 2022
$30
$20-30
Winners Notified:
Mar 1, 2023
The Independent Cinema Showcase is a fundraising event to support and promote independent filmmakers from all 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.
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Digital Griffix Awards
Final Deadline
Dec 24, 2022
$30
Winners Notified:
Dec 25, 2022
Digital Griffix film awards changed a bit over the years and is now an IMDB listed international online awards competition taking place each three months.

Each three months our jury determines the best films in each category. Note that we do NOT screen films online or onsite. The films are screened privately by the jury. Our goal is to help filmmakers take the next step in their career. Our jury is composed of award winning filmmakers who perfectly understand the hard work put in independent filmmaking !
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