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ARY FILM FESTIVAL The largest festival in Pakistan April 2018

After a successful and commendable execution of ARY Film Festival in 2017, the festival is back again for its second edition in 2018 for which submissions are now open till December  31st 2017.

The 3 day festival commenced in May 2017 and screened 33 films, which were shortlisted by the jury from around 400 entries received from all over the world. Apart from the regular entries, the festival also came up with special screenings of internationally acclaimed films such as Maheen Zia’s ‘Lyari Notes’, ‘Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velazquez Story’ contributed by the American Film Showcase and Anjum Shehzad’s ‘Mah e Mir’.  Additionally, Academy award winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s ‘Song of Lahore’ was also premiered at the festival. Delhi International Film Festival was also one of the collaborating partners of the festival.

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The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival (April 26 – 29, 2018) is calling for your film

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December 18, 2017  Regular Deadline I January 8, 2018  

Voted one of the top 50 Film Festivals worth the Submission Fee in 2016 AND 2017 by MovieMaker Magazine, the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival acknowledges emerging filmmakers from around the world, with a strong emphasis on discovering and encouraging new talent. In recognition of the time and talent of the independent filmmaker, awarding over $40,000 in cash and benefits, including a $10,000 Best of the Fest award.
Over $40,000 in cash and benefits to be awarded**

 

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Seattle International Film Festival  May 17 - June 10, 2018

Call for entries 2018

January 5, 2018 - Late submission

SIFF creates experiences that bring people together to discover
extraordinary films from around the world. It is through the art of cinema that we foster a community that is more informed, aware, and alive.

The Seattle International Film Festival is presented each year from mid-May to mid-June. It is the largest film festival in the United States, presenting more than 400 features, documentaries and short films to an audience of 155,000 each year. SIFF is consistently ranked as one of the top festivals in North America, and is an Academy Award-qualifying festival for short films.

SIFF started out as an event aimed squarely at Seattle filmgoers, renowned for their strong support for independent cinema and their sophisticated, maverick tastes. Through the years, Seattle audiences have proven themselves to be remarkably astute judges of a film's theatrical strength in the American marketplace. This, in turn, has made SIFF a great testing ground for new films. Our emphasis on keeping the Festival an event aimed first and foremost at filmgoers, provides the films themselves with the kind of genuine audience response that has attracted the participation of so many filmmakers and film distributors.


 

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Silver Scream Film and Comic Festival Feb 16 - 18, 2018 - Horror Calling

Late deadline: December 12, 2017

SILVER SCREAM FILM AND COMIC FESTIVAL, presented by Famous Monsters, is looking for the next generation of great genre storytellers so their creations can be shared with the world!

The purpose of the annual SILVER SCREAM FILM AND COMIC FESTIVAL is to cherry-pick burgeoning creative talent and provide an industry spotlight for the best in genre storytelling — horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and combinations of the three. The only criteria for SILVER SCREAM FILM AND COMIC FESTIVAL content other than genre is to captivate the audience and inspire the imagination.

Designed to discover new talent, unite the entertainment community, and encourage genre conversation, the annual SILVER SCREAM FILM AND COMIC FESTIVAL is a three-day event comprised of film screenings, award ceremonies, prizes, social gatherings, and celebratory parties. The FESTIVAL will be hosted by the Santa Rosa Entertainment Group, located in the heart of downtown Santa Rosa, CA.

Visit www.silverscreamfest.com for event details and schedules.

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Final Deadline is April 13, 2018

Film & Screenplay Contest 2018 Deadline 13 April 2018 Submissions open for 13Horror.com's Film & Screenplay Contest 2018!   13Horror.com is back with THE go-to contest for horror screenwriters and film-makers! 13Horror.com is back with THE go-to contest for horror screenwriters and film-makers!

The categories for the contest are: 
1) Feature-length screenplays 
2) Short screenplays 
3) Feature-length movies 
4) Short movies

 

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NYC Independent Film Festival 2018

May 7 - May 13, 2018

November 30, 2017 Regular Deadline  

NYC Independent Film Festival is a celebration of the true independent filmmaker, documentaries, short and feature-length films, music videos, and animation. Whether a submission is comedic, dramatic, or something in between, The NYC Indie film Fest is eager to embrace fresh ideas and storytelling.

The festival aims to discover the Artist Filmmaker, showcasing them to the entertainment industry and the NYC public. All NYC Indie screenings take place in the historic center of NYC, Time Square which is the perfect home for an event geared toward creating incredible opportunities for independent voices.

NYC Indie Film Festival honors the Best in Category which includes Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Super Short, Best Music Video, as well as Best Director and Best Screenplay.

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Sonoma International FilmFestival 

March 21 – 25, 2018

December 15, 2017 Regular Deadline 

Submissions for 2018 Sonoma International FilmFestival (March 21-25, 2018) open on August 1, 2017.

Acceptances will be sent out by email in early February, 2018.  Please do not contact office before that date.

Thank you to all of our filmmakers for submitting your creative work to us. We had an unprecedented number of great films in 2017 and look forward to seeing all the submissions for the upcoming 21st SIFF.

Sonoma International Film Festival endeavors to celebrate the best in independent and international features, documentaries, and short films.  In Sonoma, it is all about the filmmakers.

Sonoma International Film Festival's blog I Website www.sonomafilmfest.org I Facebook I Twitter I SUBMIT I Past Winners I Contact Kevin W. McNeely I 707-933-2600 I 103 E. Napa St. Suite A Sonoma, California 95476 United States

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Winter Film Awards in NY

February 22 - March 3

Late Deadline-Nov 15.

 

Celebrate Diversity in Film with New York City's WINTER FILM AWARDS, a TOP 10 BEST REVIEWED FEST on FilmFreeway!

Over $100,000 in Cash, Prizes & Distribution Opportunities!

We seek creative fresh voices from emerging filmmakers worldwide in all genres and lengths – feature length and shorts, narrative fiction, documentary, animation, horror, web series and music videos.

WINTER FILM AWARDS IS NEW YORK CITY. Like the city itself, we showcase the eclectic diversity and excitement of the independent arts world. Join us for our 7th Annual Indie Film Festival to be held Feb 22 – Mar 3 2018 for live screenings, cool discussion panels and awesome fun parties. Visit www.WinterFilmAwards.com for details. SUBMIT

Submit your work via https://filmfreeway.com/festival/WFA and use discount code WFA18FILMFESTCOM25 to take 25% off your submission fee!

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Fantasporto 2017 February 24 - March 4, 2017

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last call for entries

Fantasporto’2018 | Oporto International Film Festival announces our Call for Film Entries for the 38th annual festival, running February 20th till March 4th.

This Call is for Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi features and shorts in the Fantasy competition. The Director’s Week is for features only, in all genres except fantasy.

Deadlines for Entries for 2018 edition are October 30th (Early Call) and December 5th (Final Call).

Films can be submitted now using the film submission website www.fantasporto.com

Fantasporto enjoys incredible loyalty and support from the large film-appreciating community all over the World. In the last edition, Fantasporto was attended by over 20,000 enthusiastic genre film fans and over 200 members of the film press and industry.

Considered in 2015 as the first of the independent film festivals in the world by TRIPPER, Fantasporto is among the top film festivals  for the discovery of new talent, having revealed countless of now famous directors, producers and actors.

Check the  Regulations on the site www.fantasporto.com.

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2018 WORLDFEST-HOUSTON April 20 - 29, 2018 calling for entries

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Entries Open August 15th. The EarlyBird Deadline is November 15th and the Main Entry Deadline is December 15th. These are "Postmark By Deadlines". If you enter Online by the January 15th Late/Final Deadline and we receive the physical entry by January 31st, your entry will still be reviewed by our judges. Due to popular demand, we have extended the Final Brick Wall Deadline to January 31st, online!

The 2018 Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival is now open for entries! Info on All Winners info is submitted to Seoul, Korea ~ Concorto, Italy & the USAFilmFestival, Dallas at no extra cost!

WorldFest Houston's blog Website: http://www.worldfest.org I Submit I Facebook I Twitter I Contact Hunter Todd

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 New Media Film Festival

June 12 -14, 2018

"I thank the New Media film festival for what they've done for young filmmakers." – Legendary Director Roger Corman

"Top 25 Festivals Worth The Entry Fee" - Movie Maker Magazine

"Makes the cutting edge accessible" - Huffington Post 

New Media Film Festival intersects the interactivity of new technologies & formats for Media & Cinema which exemplify the power of the cinematic arts to inspire and transform. A festival where we Honor Stories Worth Telling that are created by people of All Ages-All Cultures-All Media.
Each entry is considered for Screening in a state of the art theatre, The Landmark, owned by Mark Cuban and/or Competition and/or Distribution $45,000.00 in Awards will be given out. Each programmed content is in consideration for a Best of Category, Audience & Grand Prize Award.

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16th GARDEN STATE FILM FESTIVAL 

March 22 -25 , 2018
 

2018 Call for Entries December 1, 2017! 

 
The Garden State Film Festival is scheduled for March 22-25, 2018 in Asbury Park, NJ. Film, Screenplay and Movie Music competitions open July 1, 2017.   Make sure all of the INFORMATION you are submitting into the submission system  is CORRECT because  THAT information GOES RIGHT INTO OUR SYSTEM. 

 

 

 

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The 2018 Television & Film Awards gala will take place at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas next April 2018

 

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Final Deadline Extended 

The New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards honors the World’s Best TV and Films at its annual gala at NAB Show in Las Vegas next April. Founded in 1957, NYF TV & Film Awards offers a powerhouse of categories including: 30 categories for documentaries and dozens of categories for news, drama and performers. New York Festivals welcomes network, studio, independent, and student productions of all lengths across all platforms. Late entries accepted until January 5th, 2018. For more information visit: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/tvfilm/

New Categories for 2018:  Magazine Feature, International Affairs Documentary, Use of Technology in Promos, Digital Documentary, Digital Reality TV Drama, and Tourism

Website I Submit I Facebook I Twitter I Contact Rose Anderson

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Animation Day in Cannes 2018

Animaze Daze in Cannes Screenings May 18, 2018

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Submit your best short animated films for a screening May18th at Cannes Film Festival.

Enjoy industry visibility in front of the animation professionals attending Cannes during Animation Day in Cannes (second edition). take advantage of free promotion to buyers and media on our Animation Day in Cannes Newsletters, animation Day in Cannes websitefilmfestivals.com pages dedicated to Animation Day in Cannes and our Youtube channel, which will be offered for buyers and Media.

 

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