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SIFFCY: (Smile International film festival for Children & Youth) This is an annual films festival conducted by Smile Foundation-India in New Delhi, from 21st-27th December, This is a special film platform devoted to a greater appreciation of world cinema which can bring change in the society by showcasing films with substance, supporting emerging filmmakers, recognizing the pioneers and leaders of the entertainment industry, business executives, and by promoting the diverse perspectives of World Cinema. The festival will present features, shorts, live action and animation films over one week, with a projected attendance of more than one hundred thousand children and hundreds of film professionals and eminent guests from around the world.


• To promote socially relevant cinema that is created exclusively for children & Youth

• To bring together high quality, entertaining, multi‐cultural meaningful cinemas for children & youth.

• To cultivate understanding of other cultures, lives & experiences through the infotainment medium

• To catalyze critical appreciation and creative pursuit of cinematic art amongst children & youth

• To support the work of talented and dedicated children’s film‐makers and encourage the exchange of ideas amongst them

Animex Awards 2016 - Animex International Festival of Animation and Computer Games

Animex Awards 2016 - Call for Entries!

Animex Awards once again invites you to enter work into this years' event.

The submission deadline is 19th October 2015.

Animex Awards is an international competition for student animations, which is part of the 'Animex International Festival of Animation and Computer Games' held in February 2016, the largest festival dedicated to animation and computer games in the UK.

From visual effects to stop-motion to animation for computer games, from drawing to CGI, Animex Awards aims to celebrate and reward the talent and achievements of students worldwide. In 2015 we received over 700 entries from more than 60 countries and selected 143 short student animations, which screened in eleven programmes during the festival.

As well as some new categories for the international student competition, for 2016 Animex Awards is also launching a professional category ‘Best First Animation’. This new category aims to recognise emerging new talent and animations, open to any animation director who has just completed their first film as a professional production.

Judging panels from previous awards have included representatives from LAIKA, ToonBoom Animation, Beryl Productions International, Atomhawk Design, Pixar, ILM, Disney, Aardman Animation, Sony Image Works, DreamWorks and Electronic Arts, to name a few.

Steps: International Film Festival on Human Rights, Animal Protection and Environmental Challenges

International Film Festival “Steps” will take place between 20-24 November 2015 in Kharkiv. It is the eighth time when the audience will watch hundreds of films about human rights, animal protection and environmental challenges. This time the organizing committee has received more than 500 fictional films and documentaries. Year by year the festival attracts more and more directors from around the world. In 2013 about 50 member countries presented their works. In 2007 Human Rights Center “Steps” founded an eponymous festival. Since 1997 the organization initiates human rights actions, international conferences, exhibitions and awards, publishes books and creates films.

Aims of the International Film Festival “Steps”:

●  to declare democratic rights, freedoms and  humanistic values in society;

●  to inform citizens of Ukraine and the world about the current issues;

●  to popularize films about human rights;

●  due to films encourage adopting foreign experience in solving global problems;

●  to support local and foreign filmmakers.

The program of the Festival consists of competitive and non-competitive films (Panorama) and Retrospective. The Festival`s rules do not limit films in form, length or year of production.

Besides films there will be several locations where we will organize lectures and discussions with directors, representatives of human rights movements and public activists. In 2011 the UN has established the prize, since  was supported by the “UN Volunteers” coordinator Giovanni Mozzarelli. In 2013 with the assistance of the UN Refugee Agency we opened a new exhibition “Ukraine – new home”.

The film festival becomes a platform for the dialogue between the government and the society.

Bucharest International Dance Film Festival

BIDFF showcases dance for camera works short, long and documentary. The competition is open for short dance films with a prize of 1000 euro for best film and other special awards. 

The festival offers a platform for sharing ideas; challenging the boundaries of the genre, with eyes wide open for experimental, poetic and abstract films, with a strong concept and a choreography especially designed for the camera. On the other hand, a special interest will be given to films documenting and presenting dance in social, political and geographical context. In the days preceding the showcase, workshops and lectures will enrich artists around the world with a mutual exchange of ideas and a progressive vision upon the meeting of the body and the camera lenses. 

Mirror Mountain Film Festival

Mirror Mountain Film Festival brings the very best in independent, underground, and alternative cinema to Canada’s capital. Mirror Mountain is an inclusive festival that welcomes all types of films and brings together all types of people to share in the collective cinema experience. In addition to film screenings, our annual festival features live performances, parties, panel discussions, Q&A sessions and more.

Cinequest Screenplay Competition

CINEQUEST is a vanguard organization that fuses creativity with technological innovation to empower, improve, and transform the lives of people and communities worldwide, through Cinequest Film Festival and Cinequest Mavericks Studio.

CINEQUEST FILM FESTIVAL showcases premier films, renowned and emerging artists, and breakthrough technology-empowering global connectivity between creators, innovators, and audiences.

The Short Cinema

The Short Cinema is an annual short film festival held at Phoenix, Leicester showcasing established and emerging talent from across the world with a strong focus on Midlands makers.

Offering an exciting mix of films irrespective of genre, style or budget, The Short Cinema provides local writers, producers and directors with the opportunity to exhibit their work on the big screen to a discerning audience of film-lovers.

The festival also provides filmmakers with an opportunity to meet and discuss their work with their peers, strengthening bonds with the Midlands filmmaking community.

Over the last ten years, The Short Cinema has grown from a small grassroots screening to a much bigger (still grass roots) festival. Its aim is to continue this growth, exploring and providing new opportunities for anyone involved in Midlands film to develop and exhibit their work, both in the region and around the world.

The Short Cinema will return for its tenth year on 24th - 27th August 2016.


International Short Film Festival Landau - La.Meko

International Short Film Festival Landau – La.Meko

Since 2001 filmmakers from around the world are invited to send their works to the Short Film FestivalLa.Meko wich takes place yearly in the beautiful city of Landau in South/West Germany.

The La.Meko Festival wants to be a stage for all kinds of short movies and the team takes care that the programme is a delicate mix of entertainment and cultural challenge across all genres. The festival is also known for its enthusiastic audience and its outstanding moderation.

There are about six awards (250€-500€). Three of them – including the regional price – are chosen by a jury and the rest by the votes of the audience.