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New Renaissance Film Fest (London, UK)
Opens for submissions:
Apr 22, 2016
Regular
Mar 8, 2018
$47
$36
Late
May 1, 2018
$53
$40
Final Deadline
Jun 10, 2018
$59
$46
Winners Notified:
Jul 6, 2018
"One of the UK's top film festivals to know about" - London METRO
"A top ten event" - Het Parool
"Culture Calendar" - VOGUE Nederland
"Amsterdam hosts a great cinema event" - iAmsterdam

OUR MISSION

We focus on the ARTIST, on the STORY and on building an international COMMUNITY of inspiring storytellers.

Our passion is to tell great stories.
ONE OF THE TOP UK FILM FESTIVALS TO KNOW ABOUT!

NRFF was featured recently in the London METRO’s list of TOP UK FILM FESTIVALS among some very distinguished company, including Raindance and Aesthetica.

As of September 2016, we were ranked in the top 100 best reviewed film festivals on Film Freeway.

We have been privileged to screen world and UK premiers at our festival that went on to be nominated for the Oscars! We have also found that filmmakers, screenwriters and actors create new projects from meeting each other at the festival.

2018 will be our third year in London, a city known for its diversity and innovation in the creative arts. We will screen around 120 narrative shorts, documentaries, animations and music videos over the course of the festival, finishing with an AWARDS CEREMONY.
Running alongside the festival will be a SCREENWRITING COMPETITION and a series of MASTERCLASSES by film industry experts, a filmmaker's PANEL DISCUSSION, Filmmaker Q&A's, and other networking opportunities.
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FIC AUTOR
Opens for submissions:
Feb 12, 2018
Earlybird
Mar 10, 2018
$40
$30
Late Deadline
Apr 10, 2018
$45
$35
Normal Deadline
Jun 10, 2018
$55
$45
Extended Deadline
Aug 28, 2018
$65
$55
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.
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Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema
Opens for submissions:
Feb 14, 2018
Late Deadline
Mar 14, 2018
$70
$60
Extended Deadline
Apr 18, 2018
$85
$75
Final Deadline
Apr 18, 2018
$85
$75
Winners Notified:
Aug 12, 2018
Hailed by The Wall Street Journal as an event that New Yorkers are “taking note of,” and with coverage in major media including The New York Times, The Huffington Post and Time Out New York, Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema returns this year year, taking place from August 3 to August 12, 2018.

Offering over $15,000 in prizes, Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema is honored to partner with a variety of local and international sponsors, including SAG-AFTRA, IndiePix Films, Soundview Media Partners, Seed & Spark, The Acting Studio NYC, Yelp and Big City Graphics. Audience choice and winners of Best Feature and Best Short categories will each receive a distribution offer from IndiePix Films. Other awards include an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents; a sales consultation by Soundview Media Partners; a subscription to iPitch.tv; and full writing software provided by WriterDuet, along with other sponsored prizes. Plus, every filmmaker that submits their film(s) will automatically receive a 1 year subscription to Videomaker.com, a leading subscription service that focuses on guiding independent filmmakers with online tutorials and publications (a $20 value).

The Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema is a non-profit organization established to support the development of Independent Filmmakers and help expand the audiences of independent cinema from around the globe. Founded by four local independent filmmakers with a passion to get movies made and to have those artistic voices heard. Understanding the struggle in todays film environment to showcase truly independent cinema, their goal is to establish a presence and awareness of cinematic creativity throughout Kew Gardens Queens, NYC and neighboring communities.

Granting incredible exposure to fantastic filmmakers, KGFC Film Fest is quickly becoming the festival to have your film recognized. Our first year received 400 submissions, both feature and short length films from around the world, of which 157 were carefully selected. Two feature films received a third party distribution deal, while two other feature films earned the attention of independent film distributors in Los Angeles, leading to acquisition interest.

KGFC promises to offer as many promotional opportunities to our filmmakers by allowing them to participate on the KGFC Festival Talks Daily Podcasts. KGFC Film Fest also invites selected filmmakers to participate on their independent filmmakers panels, and works to get as much press coverage for all the films as possible. (our 2017 festival saw over 30 films being featured in numerous media coverage across Queens and NYC!) Because our festival takes place in a small town, we offer filmmakers a more intimate experience, allowing them to network with their audience and their peers, plus the Festival staff will be hard at work promoting every film that gets accepted, to ensure that audiences attend your screening.

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema accepts all lengths and genres, so we encourage filmmakers from around the globe to submit their work for a chance to have it screened at The Kew Gardens Cinema. Built in the 1930's, it is Queens, New Yorks oldest and only operating Art House Movie Theater, and at Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. This Year, KGFC Film Fest is expanding their festival presentations to include music videos and web-series!

New this year, all selected films will be converted to DCP by the festival, at no cost to the filmmaker, for optimal viewing quality. Filmmakers will then have the opportunity to purchase the DCP at an incredibly discounted rate. In addition, all filmmakers who submit a film will have the opportunity to purchase a DCP conversion of their film at the same discounted rate, regardless whether or not their film is selected.

You can rest assured that all submitted films are watched in their entirety by our programmers, which we know is a major concern when it comes to choosing which festival to submit to. Along with our daily screenings, we host intimate panel conversations with independent filmmakers, producers, distributors and sales agents. Something many festivals often overlook. You can expect red carpet premieres and familiar faces.

Finally, we want this to be an amazing experience for everyone that attends - so expect to have activities such as Karaoke, Movie Trivia night, Comedy Night, Outdoor Screenings and After Parties hosted by our wonderful sponsors!
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Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest
Opens for submissions:
May 29, 2017
Final Deadline
Mar 15, 2018
$60
$50
Winners Notified:
May 20, 2018
Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest is South Carolina's first and largest horror film festival! The 2018 festival will take place over three days in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina and will feature some of the best independent horror films from all over the world. We will be screening all of our Official Selections at South of Broadway Theater located in the heart of Park Circle.

Forget the Oscars! We have the "Crimmy's"! All Official Selections (films and screenplays) will be competing at a chance for a Crimmy in over 20 categories. Our Crimmy trophies are designed by "The Conjuring" and "Annabelle" special effects artist Tony Rosen, who also designed the famous "Annabelle" doll for both films. Each trophy is handmade and signed by Tony himself.

Sponsored in part by ShortsTV, the world's largest distributor of short films, all submitted and accepted short films have the chance for worldwide broadcast deals on their cable channel, ShortsTV, which plays Oscar winning short films all over the globe. Screenplay winners will also compete to win scriptwriting software from FinalDraft as well as free listings on InkTip, where producers go for scripts and writers. Producers have made more than 300 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.

In 2017 "Best of South Carolina" named Crimson Screen one of the top 10 festivals in South Carolina and in 2015 readers of HORROR SOCIETY voted us their 2nd favorite horror film festival in the USA! Festival attendees come out to walk the "dREaD Carpet" dressed in their favorite costumes and get to meet the filmmakers during our mixers and Q&A sessions after film screenings.

Crimson Screen is a filmmakers film festival. You will get to meet other filmmakers from all over the globe, create lasting friendships and share your experiences with a captive audience. Professional to novice, first time filmmakers to well established, Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest showcases a wide variety of horror films from all over the globe.

We are seeking all genres of films and screenplays that contain horror element such as sci-fi, fantasy, comedy, underground, experimental and more...as long as there are horror elements. We take pride in the variety of horror selections at our annual festival and encourage filmmakers to submit any type of film and screenplay with horror, thriller, and suspense elements and themes! If you are lucky enough to be chosen as an official selection, you definitely will want to attend! We are not like any other film festival out there! We provide our attending filmmakers with two free VIP passes, a bag of swag, a personal welcome letter with wax sealed envelope embedded with our logo, and lots of other goodies also!

Filmmakers and VIP pass holders also have access to mixers as well as discounts at various bars and restaurants during the fest. At past festivals we have held "Maverick Filmmaking" workshops by such filmmakers as Steve Balderson, lectures on H.P. Lovecraft by authors such as W. Scott Poole, and have also awarded our new annual "Horror Icon" award to Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp) in 2016 and Joe Bob Briggs in 2017!
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History Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Dec 13, 2017
Late
Mar 15, 2018
$80
$50
Final Deadline
Mar 15, 2018
$80
$50
Winners Notified:
Sep 9, 2018
History Film Festival is an international festival of historical documentary films organized by ISTRA FILM. History Film Festival premiered in 2017 with success. History Film Festival will take place in Rijeka, Croatia from Sept 5 to 9, 2018.

Documentary films of all running times, regardless of their year of production, whose main topic is history – historical events and characters, can be entered.

History Film Festival aims at offering viewers and film experts an insight into contemporary film and TV production of historical documentary films, at the same time providing a place where film professionals can meet and share their creative ideas for future projects.
The Los Angeles Theatrical Release Competition & Awards Festival
Opens for submissions:
May 2, 2017
Late Deadline
Mar 17, 2018
$80-240
Final Deadline
Mar 17, 2018
Winners Notified:
Apr 7, 2018
The Los Angeles Theatrical Release Competition & Awards mission is to celebrate independent filmmakers with an eye on having a Los Angeles Theatrical Release in a paid movie theater. Filmmakers will also have the opportunity to be awarded across all categories. Most great filmmakers think their films should get a theatrical release, but it's too expensive - until now.

Best Feature (any genre), Best Short (Overall) and Best Movie Trailer (any genre) will be given a 7-day theatrical release in a motion picture theater in Los Angeles County.

Please Note: Category entries are only for additional awards. It is not necessary to enter for any awards categories for any entry to win the grand prize of theatrical release! ALL submissions will be considered.

**Category ranges in fees are based upon entering just the submission (lowest price) and entering four categories (upper price). It is not necessary to enter additional categories for the film or trailer to be considered for theatrical release.
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Sydney Indie Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Nov 27, 2017
Early Regular
Mar 26, 2018
$50
$30
Late
May 28, 2018
$60
$40
Extended
Jun 30, 2018
$65
$45
Final Deadline
Jul 23, 2018
$70
$50
Winners Notified:
Aug 15, 2018
The Sydney Indie Film Festival has been created to showcase both local and international, new and creative works by emerging and established artists who are passionate about story telling via the art of film making.
We aim to share great stories with the audience, while supporting independent filmmakers. Whether you made a film with $100 or $100K budget, what will really captivate the audience is the story!
2018 Festival Dates: 22nd October - 1st November.
Together with various communities supporting the event, we aim to bring entertainment, inspiration and culture to the communities by showing stories from around the world and utilizing the impact great cinema can have upon an audience or issue.
2015: 1st year of the Sydney Indie Film Festival's events:
8 days, 62 films from 20 countries!
2016: 90 films! 13 days of events, including our very first “Outdoor Cinema Day” as part of the Gladesville Eats&Flicks massive open air Family Event!
2017: The Biggest Indie Films Show in Australia! 137 Films, 11 days, 2 locations!
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AWARDS
In 2015 we gave away 42 Awards between Feature Films and Short Films.
In 2016 we gave away 50 Awards between Feature Films and Short Films.
In 2017 we gave away 50 Awards between Feature Films and Short Films.
Awards included Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Lead Actor, Best Lead Actress, Best Support Actor, Best Support Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Music Score, Best Editing, Best Production Design, Best Special Effects, Best Drama, Best Comedy, Best Thriller, Best Science Fiction, Best Romantic Comedy, Best Animation, Best Documentary, Best Feel Good Film, Best Family Film, Best True Story Film, Indie Spirit Award, Extra Mile Award, Best Australian Film, Best Made in Sydney Film,
Made in Sydney Extra Mile, Made in Sydney Indie Spirit.
Okotoks Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Sep 1, 2017
Late Deadline
Mar 31, 2018
$30
$20
Final Deadline
Mar 31, 2018
$30
$20
Winners Notified:
May 4, 2018
The Okotoks Film Festival is a three day international festival to be held annually in the town of Okotoks. (located in Alberta, Canada just south of Calgary) We will be offering films in a wide variety of genres to reach a extensive audience.

The Okotoks Film Festival had its inaugural year in June 2017.

We are looking for films in ANY GENRE for our general screenings. We also have two specialized screenings with specific genre needs. These genres are Children's short films and Experimental/Horror short films.

The first two months of submission is FREE TO ALL SHORT FILM MAKERS. (Sept 1-Oct 31) Submission is always free to films from the Municipal District of Foothills No. 31.

O.F.F. also runs a 48 hour film making challenge. For more information visit our website.

Mandate: Bringing a world of culture, entertainment, and artists to Okotoks; while showcasing those already here

Festival Awards Include:
Best Picture - $1000CDN
Audience Choice - $1000CDN
Best Cinematography - certificate
Best Performance - certificate
Best Screenplay - certificate
Best Art Direction - certificate
Best Editing - certificate
Best Sound Design - certificate
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Columbus Black International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Oct 9, 2017
Regular Deadline
Mar 31, 2018
$25
$25
Late Deadline
Jun 19, 2018
$35
$35
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2018
$45
$45
Winners Notified:
Aug 7, 2018
The Columbus Black International Film Festival was established in 2017 to showcase Black filmmakers locally, nationally and internationally while simultaneously highlighting a spectrum of stories told by people of the African diaspora.

This festival provides an advantage for filmmakers and the community to learn about the film industry through educational workshops and panel discussions, a safe space to showcase film and an opportunity to network with the filmmakers in the city.

Columbus is the heart of America and home to some of the most creative Black filmmakers in the country. This festival will showcase new and emerging talent as well as talent that has represented our city for years.

On the last day of the festival we will present awards for the following categories:

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Homegrown Film
Best Music Video
Best Documentary Film
Best International Film
Best Feature Screenplay
Beat Short Screenplay
Best Animated Film
Buckeye Choice Award
M.I.C.E FESTIVAL
Opens for submissions:
May 22, 2017
Late
Apr 1, 2018
$60
Final Deadline
May 26, 2018
$65
Winners Notified:
May 30, 2018
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.

Awards & Prizes
M.I.C.E. Awards-
NB- You receive extra points if your film has our totem animal, a mouse.

-Best Actor
-Best Actress
-Best Direction
-Best Drama Film- any length
-Best Comedy Film- any length
-Best Student Film any length
-Best Documentary- any length
-Best Short- up to 20min
-Best Mini Short- up to 10min
-Best Ultra Short - 4 min or less
-Best Music Video
-Best TV/Web Series Pitch- 15 min or less (teaser)
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4th Annual Web Series Festival Global
Opens for submissions:
Aug 3, 2017
Late
Apr 5, 2018
$65
$65
Final Deadline
Jul 30, 2018
$70
$70
Winners Notified:
Aug 3, 2018
CALL FOR ENTRIES!
4th Annual Web Series Festival Global
Helping creatives shape the future of TV

$5,000.00 in Awards - Celebrating Great Content
Submit your Pilot - Script - Web Series today!
www.WebSeriesFestivalGlobal.com

Every Web Series entry is:
• Considered for Grand Prize or Category Winner
• Receives a Digital subscription to Videomaker
• Considered for Distribution

Web Series Festival Global is an official IMDB Event http://www.imdb.com/event/ev0003670/
________________________________________
YOU COULD BE THE NEXT AWARD WINNER!
In the heart of Hollywood, Web Series Festival Global is prestigious festival started in 2015 to Celebrate Great Content and offers global content creators opportunities to advance their careers through awards, distribution and recognition. Web Series Festival Global is an online festival for the community of content creators that create Web Series, Web Series Pilots and Web Series Scripts. The festival accepts entries in all genres and formats.
Web Series Festival Global is now accepting entries for the 4th Annual Web Series Festival Global. The judges are Industry leaders actively looking for the next break out hit show, this could be you. Winners will be announced on August 08, 2018. Further details can be found at www.webseriesfestivalglobal.com
For a grand event like this, sponsors play an important role. They are the people and companies who provide the opportunities for content creators around the world. The sponsors for the 4th Annual Web Series Festival Global include Ink Tip, iPitch.tv, Luck Films, Renderyard Films, LaughMD and iActing Studios.
Accolades
"It is a real honor to be awarded best Fantasy!!! In the name of all our cast and crew, THANK YOU! We saw the other winner, and there are some truly great series, congratulations! Thank you!!!" - Rose of Dolls

"Hello on behalf of the whole production crew myself and Yameen...we would like to express our gratefulness for recognition and acknowledgement for Best Cooking Show!" - Cedra Walton

"From everyone at Skiptown Productions... THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for this award. The biggest prize was just being accepted and considered and I’m entirely grateful for the experience. – V. Carubia
Deadlines
Early $50.00 11/5/17, Regular $60.00 2/5/18, Late $65.00 3/5/18, Final $70.00 7/30/18, Notification 8/4/18 www.WebSeriesFestivalGlobal.com @WebSeriesGlobal
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Web Series Festival Global
Opens for submissions:
Oct 15, 2017
Late
Apr 5, 2018
$65
$65
Final Deadline
Jul 30, 2018
$70
$70
Winners Notified:
Aug 8, 2018
Web Series Festival Global - Helping Creatives Shape the Future of TV
by Celebrating Great Content
From Hollywood - The Home Of The Entertainment Industry
An Online Web Series Festival
For A Global Community Of Content Creators
Submit your Pilot - Script - Web Series today!

Every Web Series entry
• Considered for Grand Prize or Category Winner $5000.00 in Awards
• Receives a Digital subscription to Videomaker Magazine
• Is considered for Distribution


Last Year Bad News Pairs, a script, won Grand Prize. You could be the next Award Winner! Submit today. www.WebSeriesFestivalGlobal.com

Genres include but are not limited to:
• Drama
• Comedy
• Action
• SyFy
• Documentary
• LGBT
• Script
• Animation
• E/I
• Horror
www.WebSeriesFestivalGlobal.com
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Revolution Me Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jan 1, 2018
Regular Deadline
Apr 8, 2018
$25-40
Late Deadline
May 8, 2018
$45-70
Final Deadline
May 16, 2018
$50-80
Winners Notified:
Jul 1, 2018
The world of film/TV is constantly changing and it will continue to grow. But who is leading this new change? Filmmakers, screenwriters, actors, producers, and directors have a voice and it is important to influence our communities with our stories.

Revolution Me Film Festival wants the new emerging filmmakers to come together and change the world. We need more diversity, we need more voices, we need more women behind the camera and sitting on the directors chair.
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Art is Alive Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jan 1, 2018
Regular Deadline
Apr 14, 2018
$30
Final Deadline
Jun 29, 2018
$35
Winners Notified:
Jul 9, 2018
AIA was founded in 2017 and takes places yearly in NYC. Awards are given in the following areas: Best Director, Best Short Film , Best Feature Film, Best Youth Film, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography , Best Actor - Female,
Best Actor - Male, and Best Web Series. We accept all genres, and are seeking shorts/features, screenplays and youth films. Last year, we awarded laurels, trophies and monetary compensation. We want to keep the art alive in cinema!
Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition 2018
Opens for submissions:
Jan 30, 2018
Early Bird Deadline
Apr 20, 2018
Regular Deadline
Jul 20, 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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Different Faces Different Voices Film Festival featuring Flicks4Chicks + Casting A Light Screenings
Opens for submissions:
Jan 8, 2018
Final Deadline
Apr 20, 2018
$75.00
$75.00
Winners Notified:
May 25, 2018
The Different Faces, Different Voices Film Festival (DFDV) invites filmmakers from around the globe to tell the stories that often go untold in current cinema and television AND to showcase them at our fest.

Intended as both a festival and a laboratory, where workshops, panels and screenings occur, DFDV seeks films based on innovative storytelling and authentic and original characters that serve to tear down stereotyping and prejudice.

In 2016, the fest launched with its first contest - "Flicks4Chicks" which awarded over 20 unique prizes & thousands of dollars to winning filmmakers. In 2018 the festival expands, adding four new categories of submissions under its "Casting A Light" challenge. These include calls for both narrative and documentary shorts and longer format. See www.difffacediffvox.org for details.

The fest is run by Harvard Square Script Writers of Newton, MA., a 501 (c) 3 which is celebrating its 31st year in existence. The festival will be held in various venues in both Cambridge & Boston, including the historic Brattle Theater. Queries about the fest can be sent to admin@hsswriters.com.
African World Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Dec 11, 2017
Regular deadline
Apr 21, 2018
$25
Late deadline
May 12, 2018
$35
Final Deadline
Jun 9, 2018
$40
Winners Notified:
Jun 9, 2018
The African World Festival is an annual celebration of the African diaspora’s diversity, shared heritage and cultures. The festival is hosted by the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, MI, one of the world’s largest museums dedicated to the African-American experience, which houses over 35,000 artifacts and archival materials. The festival features spoken word performances, live traditional and folk music, dance troupes, arts & crafts and a plethora of food options and other activities for attendees of all ages. Spanning the course of three days with past attendance of over 50,000 people, the festival provides a delightful weekend of educational entertainment and enriching performances.
The 35th Annual AWF will host a film festival to showcase the work of talented independent filmmakers local to Detroit and across the nation. We encourage people from all backgrounds to submit their films focused on people of African descent.
Genres:
We are accepting all genres: drama, comedy, horror, coming to age, you name it.
Categories (not exclusive to):
Shorts, Documentaries, Animation and Music Videos.
Dates:
August 2018 - Exact days TBD
Location:
Charles H. Wright Museum Theatre
315 E Warren Ave Detroit, MI 48202
This is your day! We welcome you to please travel to Detroit to your viewing. We will have your results in in enough time to plan for the trip
9th Annual New Media Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jun 22, 2017
Final Deadline
Apr 25, 2018
$90
$90
Winners Notified:
Jun 14, 2018
New Media Film Festival
Honoring Stories Worth Telling
June 12-14 2018
Los Angeles CA at The Landmark






New Media Film Festival continues to show its lasting power and potential to evolve - there is scope for truly groundbreaking and compelling work in the world of storytelling. The festival is designed to both discover and cultivate highly creative work from emerging and seasoned content creators. Filmmakers will benefit from a Red Carpet Press Junket, VIP Soiree, Panels, live music, networking lounge, international art exhibit, Q&A's after their screening, audience awards, and much more.
For years, New Media Film Festival has led the way in the pursuit of stories worth telling, the exploration of new media technologies, boundary pushing resulting in new distribution models and creating and establishing new methodologies in the global monetization of content. The New Media Film Festival embodies the transformative power of the cinematic arts and it reaches across cultural bridges to wed story and technology for everyone.
JUDGES: include representatives from HBO, Marvel, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Television Academy and other pioneers in the entertainment industry.
CATEGORIES:
New Media Film Festival welcomes filmmakers from around the world that represent diverse genres and new methods of storytelling. Offering categories that collectively celebrate a broad spectrum of storytelling - 3D, 360, AR, AI, 5D, Animation, Apps, Digital Comics, Documentary, Drone, Feature, Mobile/Tablet, Music Video, New Media, Pilots, Scripts, Shorts, Sniplers – 30 second pitch, SRC- Socially Responsible Content, STEAM, Student, Trailers, Virtual Reality, Web Series
RESULTS:
This Festival season, a VR project and Feature were funded, Distribution deals were made, International Press interviews were scheduled and talent was cast in a series!
QUOTES:
"We are presently witness of how storytelling is being redefined in the 21st Century. New Media Film Festival highlights and showcases what will come next." - Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Matthew Modine
"If the TED Conference is where technology, entertainment and design meet in a broad forum, then the New Media Film Festival is its cinematic counterpart." – VG
Put your innovative work forward and join the unique community of content creators at New Media Film Festival - submit today!
www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com
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Royal Fest NN
Opens for submissions:
Sep 9, 2017
Final Deadline
Apr 25, 2018
$10
Winners Notified:
Apr 28, 2018
Nizhny Novgorod International Short Film Festival, will showcase the best short films filmmakers from around the world.
The festival will be held in the beautiful city standing on two rivers: Oka and Volga.
For three days the festival will showcase the best films submitted by filmmakers from around the world. Festival is visited and recorded by a large number of mass media.
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Milwaukee Edge Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jul 30, 2017
Extended
Apr 28, 2018
$2-30
Final Deadline
May 28, 2018
$2-40
Winners Notified:
Jun 8, 2018
We're proud to announce our inaugural Milwaukee Edge Film Festival (MEFF) event!

Milwaukee Edge Film Festival includes a host of festival events that your film has the potential to be screened during. Many of our short films will be pre-screened during a pre-screening season before a student audience, and those students will act as judges in assisting us in deciding on the best films to win and be screened during our larger, annual festival event!

By submitting to Milwaukee Edge Film Festival, you are competing for the opportunity to gain publicity in a number of ways:
- Entering an ongoing competition for display on our website and various social media pages as selections in our Photography category (excluding film submissions except by e-mailed request)
- Gaining Publicity during various pre-screening events where audiences participate in the critiquing of selected short film submissions, and ultimately assist in the voting process as to whether or not they will be selected for the annual festival. These events for this season will start prospectively in January 2016.
- To win awards in a number of categories (as listed below) or be selected to screen during the annual film festival.

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M.E.F.F. is part of a national network of student film festivals known as Critical Edge Film & Art Festival Network. The network has been facilitating student art festivals since 2014, and now is gladly expanding to Milwaukee, WI under the direction of Zachary Rosen (produced by Justin Verley). Please note: though we are currently accepting submissions, we have not yet confirmed the venue at which we will be screening selected films. Our event date(s) and our location are subject to change!

Critical Edge student-run film & art microfestivals feature a season of small film screenings where we play many of our short film selections alongside local/student filmmakers, followed by an annual Film Festival. A typical early screening event lasts an hour, and takes place at a local cafe, art gallery/studio space, or outdoors (depending on the venue). Our annual event will take place at multiple venues, run longer, and screen feature and short films - the annual event showcases the films selected as winners of their submission category (among other selections).
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