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Crown Heights Film Festival

Crown Heights Film Festival

October 29 – 30, 2016

The Crown Heights Film Festival (CHFF) brings exceptional local and international short film to Central Brooklyn audiences. The festival showcases a curated selection of short films: narratives, animation, documentaries, and cross-disciplinary/experimental films. Our mission is to provide a voice and opportunities for filmmakers in short form, to foster cross-arts collaboration, and to provide a social forum for filmmakers, Central Brooklyn residents, and the wider arts community.

To learn about the past issues of the festival, please go to

Crown Heights Film Festival is hosted by FiveMyles Gallery located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. 

FiveMyles Gallery is a 501©3 not-for-profit exhibition and performance space where art and community connect. Featured works focus on giving emerging, merited, and well-established artists the opportunity to present their work in solo and group exhibitions. Place, personal vision, politics, identity and experimentation are an integral part of programming at FiveMyles.

Visit or contact for more information about the Crown Heights Film Festival and how to submit your work.

FiveMyles Gallery | 558 St Johns Place | Brooklyn, NY 11238 | 718.783.4438

Woodpecker International Film Festival

Woodpecker International Film Festival (WIFF) is India's premier competitive film festival focusing on issue-based cinema. The first edition of the festival was organised in 2013 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Launched in the backdrop of the completion of 100 years of Indian Cinema, the festival was a tribute to the Indian cinema for its ability to nurture diverse genres of films and filmmaking traditions in the country. 
Today, Cinema is at an important crossroad. While the distinction between mainstream and parallel cinema is almost getting blurred, a new breed of alternative filmmakers, successfully blending entertainment and meaningful cinema, is taking ground. Woodpecker International Film Festival (WIFF) aims to showcase this rich mélange of visual creativity to promote films and filmmakers focusing on socially pertinent themes.
The last one decade in India has seen tremendous changes particularly on communication and technological fronts. With easy accessibility to new technology and availability of new communication channels, reach and impact of visual messages has grown significantly, both in rural and urban areas. Be it short films, documentaries or social advertisements, they have now become an immensely powerful tool of communications aimed towards bringing desired social change. WFF thus would like to comprehensively cover the wide spectrum of issues that have caught the attention of new breed of filmmakers in the recent past, be it gender, public health or environment. A major attraction of the film festival would be forum activities. Seminars, conferences, workshops and master classes to help filmmakers and film enthusiasts explore contemporary issues, network with professional associates, hone their filmmaking skills and share the power of storytelling through cinema.
The festival and forum is part of the 'Cinema for Change' initiative of CMSR Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation based in New Delhi. The Foundation, a registered body under the Indian Trust Act, has been established to harness the power of information, education and communications to bring positive social change. To know more about CMSR Foundation log on to

MONSTRA - Lisbon Animated Film Festival

MONSTRA - Lisbon Animated Film Festival was born in 2000 in order to celebrate the artistic transversality, to meet people of different arts, new artistic looks forward, using as a basis the most multidisciplinary language we know, the Animated Film. 

MONSTRA´s 16th edition will happen from the 16th of March 2017 til the 26th of March 2017. 

Submissions open on the 1st of June 2016 and close on the 6th of November 2016. All submissions should be entered through our website

MONSTRA 2017 edition´s guest country is Italy. 



When communities are caught in the depths of conflict and oppression, and survival becomes part of everyday life, why do people continue to create? When arms and air raids, ceasefires and aid fail to bring an end to such situations, what can art offer and what can it change?

CREATE Film Festival seeks to examine and explore the issue of creativity in sites of conflict; to offer a unique opportunity to see not only the different ways in which creativity can fuel change, but the truly exceptional talent that exists in some of the world’s most challenging contexts, where people have to think creatively about everything in order to survive.

Creativity as resistance; as understanding; as peace building; as voice; as messenger; as an alternative. Film In Place of War.

FilmMakers Global Movie Trailer Festival

Feature Film Trailer or Teaser, Short Film Trailer, Book Trailer, TV Show Trailer, 
Conceptual Trailer, Digital Media Trailer, Music Video Trailer, Webisode Trailer, Presentation, Preview


Submit your Trailer, Teaser, Preview or Presentation Today!


Visionary Film Festival

Hey Filmmakers: Submit Your Films To Be Discovered. Register for Free. Now you can enter your film into the Visionary Film Festival thru @FilmFreeway! Take a look:

Foresight Filmfestival N° 2

Under the banner GAME CHANGERS – HOW DO WE WANT TO LIVE? HOW WILL WE LIVE? the second Foresight Filmfestival, supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), will take place in Halle (Saale) on June 30th 2016.

Until May 15th 2016 researchers, scientists, filmmakers and project developers are called to submit their filmic vision on our current topics to the competition of Foresight Filmfestival N° 2.

2016 Discussion Topics
1. From Do-it-yourself to Do-it-together. Transformation through exchanging, sharing and doing-it-yourself?
2. Digital Competence.How, where and what will we learn in 2035?
3. Future is Open Space? Self-organisation and swarm intelligence as a key to innovation?

Format and Deadline

The clips should be a minimum of thirty seconds and a maximum of four minutes long
Deadline for submitting spots is May 15th 2016

5 Prizes – 4 x 3.000 Euro, 1 x Young Talent Award
Our expert jury will select the winning spot in each category. The winners will each receive an award and € 3,000 in prize money, presented by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Furthermore, on June 30th 2016, the audience will decide live and online on the best 2016 Foresight short film. The winner will receive an award and € 3,000 in prize money. This prize is given by Working World Exhibition (DASA), an institution of the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAUA). Our fourth prize, sponsored by Skript Akademie Drehbuch, is especially for young talents and offers an advanced training course at Skript Akademie, worth € 3.160.

About the Initiative

The Foresight Filmfestival is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under the direction of the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg in close cooperation with science2public, the Society for Science Communication, and the Fraunhofer Institute of Systems and Innovative Research (ISI).

Foresight Open
Junior researchers and film makers, forward and lateral thinkers of all disciplines come across with renowned future experts in an open space on the day following the festival (01/07/16). They will discuss ideas for a world ahead, they will design storyboards as visual foundation for selected future topics of the foresight process. At the final presentation, with the MDR among others, a prize will be awarded for best science communication.
We are looking forward to your submissions!

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