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Cardora Micro Movie Film Festival

About the Cardora Film Festival
Cardora offers filmmakers an extraordinary and unique opportunity for distribution, promotion and revenue generation.

See www.cardora.co/festivals for a further video explanation. to enter go to: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/Cardora

 

Current Deadlines, Festival Categories & Prizes

Deadline            Category      Prize
17 October 2014 Halloween $100
13 November 2014 Thanksgiving $100
30 November 2014 Christmas & the Holidays $100
31 December 2014 Open Festival $100

2015 deadlines will be approximatly monthly.

Fee

Cardora Film Festival entry fee is US$10.

Selection

There is one prize winner in each category which will be announced shortly after the deadline.

All qualifying entries (those which meet the Rules and Terms of Entry) will be notified as soon as they are accepted and invitation is sent to upload video to www.Cardora.co.

The Winner and all Qualifying Entries are eligible for the revenue share and more Awards and Prizes.

Cardora Film Festival Aims

We are looking for charming, intriguing and intelligent stories or some kind of vignette or tableau vivant (about 1-2 mins long) with high production values. Winning and qualifying movies will be added to the catalogue for Cardora Moviecards.

Cardora Moviecards is an online personalized movie-greeting card service offering high quality, charming and beautiful story-driven micro-movies for adults and children.

The Cardora Film Festival is non-exclusive and you can submit films from your back catalogue and which have already been on the web or in other film festivals. You can also submit as many movies as you like for consideration and we will happily accept all and any films that meet the simple requirements of quality in our Rules and Terms of Entry.

Cardora Moviecards can be sent by the filmmakers to promote their work and by Cardora subscribers. If enough subscribers send your movie (as part of a moviecard), you will get a share of the revenue generated from sending the moviecards that include your movie.You can use this money to make more movies!

You can enter any movie that you have ever made! It just needs to be in a format that can be shown on the web and you have to hold all the rights to the picture and sound. You can even re-edit movies in your catalogue to fit the time requirement of Cardora. (Please no ads or commercials.)

Cardora can help you build your audience in preparation for crowdfunding and traditional finance raising and help with packaging by attracting talent. A potentially very large audience could see your work and it could go viral.

We would like moviemakers to pay careful attention to the sound quality of their films as this is necessary for films which are going to reach a wide audience.

We will accept movies from filmmakers anywhere in the world and in any language or no language at all, but for the moment, if there is dialogue in a language other than English, please offer a version that includes sub-titles. Films can be live action or animation or a mixture.

Cardora is non-exclusive so it is OK if your film is on Youtube, Vimeo or any website or has been seen by the public before.

 

The Cardora Film Festival has four main goals:

1) We want to encourage the making of high quality, intelligent, charming and uplifting movies, starting with micro-movies (around 1 - 2 minutes long).

2) We have developed a viral platform so that your film has the potential to be seen by a much larger number of people than any normal festival.

3) Thanks to the viral platform your film can actually generate a revenue stream for you, and

4) Help you build a fanbase for your work which will help you with crowdfunding and finding backers and talent for larger films.

Awards and Prizes

Moviemakers whose works Qualify for the Cardora Film Festival will:
be put on www.cardora.co right away and can begin being eligible for the moviemakers’ revenue share (according to the formula stated on cardora.co/moviemakers/your_revenue)
get their own bio page and each movie will have its own page where the moviemaker can put production stills and promotional information
a free 90 day subscription to www.cardora.co which you can use to promote your film
The Prize-winner for each category will be announced shortly after the deadline day and notification will be featured on www.cardora.co.

Entry

https://filmfreeway.com/festival/Cardora

 

 

 

Carmarthen Bay Film Festival(BAFTA Cymru/Wales Qualifying Festival)

Carmarthen Bay Film Festival is set in the heartland of Welsh film and television. The festival is held in the home town of Wales' very first Hollywood silent film star Gareth Hughes who was Kelvin Guy's, the festivals CEO and founder cousin. The Carmarthen Bay Film Festival is all about encouraging and supporting independent film and cinema here in Wales the UK and Internationally. Our 3rd festival was a huge successes with over 140 films entered. The festival was once again held over 4 days at the 4 star Stradey Park Hotel, Llanelli, Wales. The festival was once again a big hit with the attending film makers who had traveled from LA Miami, Europe and from all over the UK. The festivals audience was also very impressed with the diversity and quality of this year’s films with attendance rising from last years by over 100%. This festival is all about being open and fair with an independent judging panel made up of professional well respected film and television writers and critics. The festival is not about making vast amounts of money off the backs of film makers, but giving them the opportunity to have their films screened and judge fairly. We operate as a not for profit community group. Which basically means all money from submissions and sponsorship goes towards making the festival bigger and better year on year. For this festival to grow we do need the help of you the film maker to make and enter your film into our 2015 festival. It's all about fairness, our is motto ‘This festival is honest’ the festival is and will always be, a champion of independent film! Films Judge by Industry Jury, Widely promoted Festival, Committed to Transparency, BAFTA Cymru Qualifying Festival

Clean Shorts Film Festival

Clean Shorts Film Festival is an excellent opportunity for independent filmmakers to screen their films to a welcoming audience in a hospitable environment on the campus of Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center, nestled in the wooded rural area of Choctaw, Oklahoma.

Clean Shorts is established for filmmakers who are open to producing films that are appropriate for a wide array of audiences, and rewards those whose creativity excels in various categories.

Clean Shorts thrives to create a climate that nurtures filmmaker networking and camaraderie with the added excitement of competition. Our goal is to stimulate the passion of veteran and aspiring filmmakers bringing them together to expand the growth of the independent film industry.

The inaugural Clean Shorts Film Festival will take place April 3-4, 2015, in the beautiful Seminar Center of Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center in Choctaw, Oklahoma.

Of course short films are our specialty, but on Opening Night, we will screen one very special feature film (TBA soon!), including a filmmaker panel featuring cast & crew!

The Closing Night Festivities will conclude with an Awards Presentation, in which top films will receive accolades in several categories, including Student Films and Music Videos.

Don’t miss what is sure to be one of the coolest, filmmaker-oriented festivals on the circuit!

Early Bird Deadline: October 31, 2014

Entry Fee: $10

Submit Now!

 

 

 

Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival

Evolution, Mallorca International Film Festival (EMIFF) showcases innovative, provocative, socially-relevant filmmaking while positioning Palma de Mallorca, Spain as a global destination for a creative community.

FIDMarseille Marseille’s International Film Festival

Every year in early July, the FIDMarseille —Marseille’s International Film Festival— presided by Paul Otchakovsky-Laurens and directed by Jean-Pierre Rehm, proposes a programme of 130 films to approximately 23,000 spectators, in cinemas, theaters, libraries, art galleries, and in open-air amphitheaters throughout the city. The festival presents a large number of films in their world premiere as well as first films. Today, the FIDMarseille is recognized as a source of new cinemas, both documentary productions as well as fiction films.

In addition, the FIDMarseille organizes the FIDLab, a support platform for international co-production; the FIDCampus, a training workshop for Mediterranean students; and numerous, offsite screenings throughout the year.

Imphal International Short Film Festival

This marks the 3rd year for the Imphal International Short Film Festival. IISFF has continued to grow every year. Submissions end November 30,2014, submit through online or through the festivals website, imphalfest.blogspot.in. We are open to all genres and do not judge on content, only quality. IISFF  is entry free and supports every filmmakers around the world. With 23 award categories, IISFF is the giggest short film festival in Northeast India.  
 
We are screening more than 100 International Films and another 50 Indian films in our Third edition of the festival.
 
 
 
 

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Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival

Science fiction comes in all shapes and sizes—horror, drama, comedy, shorts, and full-length films. Other World Austin will bring the best of all that is SciFi to Austin. The three-day festival will feature films from all over the world, and all films will be eligible for a cash prize Audience Award.

 

“With a team of programmers who love SciFi, write SciFi, or make SciFi films, we are in this for one reason only—to put on a great festival,” said Bears Fonté, OWA Founder and Director of Programming.

 

“We are looking for great stories that aren’t afraid to push the boundaries of the audience, thrilling them both visually and intellectually,” continued Fonté.

 

As director of programming for Austin Film Festival for the last two years, Fonté saw many SciFi films that were submitted, but could not be included in the final selection. Also, Fonté loves the programming at Fantastic Fest, but by representing so many genres, he knows they can’t focus on science fiction.  In addition, most of the films playing Fantastic Fest tend to be premieres or big-budget studio films.  “There are a ton of SciFi films out there, maybe they’ve played another festival, maybe they are a bit more indie, but right now those films have nowhere to play in Austin,” Fonté believes. “I want to create an outlet for those films. Other Worlds Austin is firmly committed to supporting these filmmakers by giving them exhibition opportunities that might not otherwise be available.”

 

To submit a film to Other Worlds Austin, go to OtherWorldsAustin.com or Withoutabox.com. There you will find submission guidelines, rules, and a helpful FAQ.

 

About Other Worlds Austin

Other Worlds Austin is dedicated to bringing the best of SciFi to Austin, Texas. The festival programming team looks past budgets or the Hollywood push to find great stories and give them an Austin premiere. Other Worlds Austin was founded by Bears Fonté, formally director of programming for Austin Film Festival 2012-2014.

Wildlife Conservation Film Festival

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The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival mission to inform the audience why the protection of wildlife and natural habitat (biodiversity) is important. The WCFF screens over 75 documentary films, representing more than 30 nations and will have over 40 international filmmakers, scientists and wildlife experts attending. These include Dr. Sylvia Earle, David Hamlin, Dr. Birute Galdikas, Bob Poole, Dr. Patricia Wright, and Dr. Mireya Mayor to name a few. Visit: www.WCFF.org for a schedule of films, speakers and to purchase tickets.


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Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)

SIMA (Social Impact Media Awards) is an annual global documentary competition, traveling series and collection, catalyzing creative works of visual storytelling that inspire activism, compassion and social transformation. 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 

SIMA 2015 is OPEN FOR ENTRIES: Sep 8 - October 27, 2014

Filmmakers & Changmakers submit your films to the 3rd annual Social Impact Media Awards. FINALISTS receive entry in the SIMA Collection and Traveling Series | WINNERS receive prizes worth $500 - $1000. The SIMA 2015 WINNERS SCREENING takes place in Los Angeles in March 2015.

SUBMIT HERE: http://simaawards.org/submit/

AWARDS

Main Category Awards DOCUMENTARY FEATURE & SHORT:

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

BEST DIRECTOR

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

BEST EDITING

BEST SOUND EDITING

Jury PRIZES for DOCUMENTARY FILMS

TRANSPARENCY

STYLISTIC ACHIEVEMENT

LENS TO ACTION

ETHOS

Jury PRIZES for IMPACT VIDEOS

INNOVATION

IMPACT

 

ELIGIBILITY

Films must be completed between Jan 2013 and October 2014 to be eligible for entry. Each title is permitted to enter once to the SIMA Awards. Titles that have entered in the past are not permitted to enter into the competition in subsequent years. Each entry may be submitted by only one individual or organization. If the film is a co-production, the entrant assumes full responsibility for notifying the other co-production partners of the entry. In the event of multiple entries for the same film, copyright ownership will determine which entry is accepted. The entrant is responsible for securing and clearing all rights.

FORMATS

Pre-selection: Digital Video File w/password 

Exhibition: Digital Download, DVD (PAL/NTSC), Blu-ray

DEADLINES & FEES

Early Bird - (September 8th – September 25th) Doc Features: $ 20 | Doc Shorts: $15

Regular - (September 26h – October 9th) Doc Features: $ 25 | Doc Shorts: $20

Late - (October 10th - October 27th) Doc Features: $ 30 | Doc Shorts: $25  

 

SUBMIT HERE: http://simaawards.org/submit/

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