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A not-to-be missed annual juried festival showcasing animated and live-action science fiction, fantasy, and horror-tinged short films from around the globe.
EMP Museum in partnership with SIFF will present the 12th annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival in early 2017.
The festival brings together industry professionals in filmmaking and the genres of science fiction and fantasy to encourage and support new, creative additions to science fiction and fantasy cinema arts. The festival will showcase animated and live-action science fiction and fantasy films.
Filmmakers from around the world are encouraged to submit to this acclaimed festival. Admitted films are judged by a nationally recognized jury comprised of luminaries in the fields of science fiction and fantasy.
The second annual Flying Robot international Film Festival, the world's premier open competitive film festival focused on aerial cinema created from the perspective of drones, is now accepting short film submissions for consideration. Festival participation is open to anyone around the globe with an Internet connection. Entry fees are low. $10,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to filmmakers of winning selections in all categories. Submissions must be 5 minutes or less total runtime.
A panel of esteemed judges from the worlds of aerial cinema, feature filmmaking, robotics, artificial intelligence, media, and drone sports will critically assess this year's submitted films across eight categories: Cinematic Narrative, Epic Landscape, Drones for Good, FPV/Aerial Sports, LOL WTF, Promotional, I Made That! and Student Films. Best of Show and People's Choice awards will also be chosen.
Final selected films will be screened in October 2016 in San Francisco. A short awards ceremony will follow.
Read what WIRED, CNBC, Variety, FastCompany and Make: had to say about our inaugural festival.
FRiFF was founded by Eddie Codel, a San Francisco based live video producer, aerial filmmaker and drone nerd. He resides online at Eddie.com.
Founded in 2010, the Chicago South Asian Film Festival, Presented by Zee Cinema, has become the largest annual South Asian event in the heartland of America. #CSAFFestival is organized by the Chicago South Asian Arts Council Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is dedicated to enhancing diversity in Chicagoland through international cinema, conversation and culture. With premiere films, panel discussions, speaker series, workshops, film awards, dazzling receptions, after parties and networking events – we celebrate international cinema in the warm and personable style that is unique to Chicago. Consistently, we have had the support of the Mayor of Chicago, Chicago Film Office, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Consulate General of India, Consulate General of Pakistan, Chicago Sister Cities, the City of Evanston, educational institutions and industry ambassadors.
Following the success of our 2016 festival, we've expanded the the number of festival categories for 2017 and will award $18,000 in cash prizes, awards, festival revenue sharing with finalists, and distribution opportunities.
We encourage you to submit all your great films, both current and past. Great mountain and adventure films don't go out of style. Film Festival Flix is the intersection between filmmakers and film lovers, working to build the most complete Mountain & Adventure film library, so audiences can find and purchase every film they've heard about in the past 50+ years.
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Note: All information must be filled out in one sitting. You will not be able to save and return at a later date. To add, update, or change information after submission, e-mail Benjamin Oberman
General Submission: June 1st - August 31, 2016
Late Submission: September 1st, 2016+
(acceptance at the Festival's sole discretion)
Official Line Up Announced: December 1st, 2016
Official Festival Viewing Dates: February 16th - March 19th, 2017
Anima, The Brussels Animation Film Festival, seeks to promote animated films from all over the world and encourage dialogue between professionals, filmmakers and the public.
The Festival presents an Official Selection with a national and international competition for short and feature films, an information category with retrospective and themed programmes and a series of conferences entitled Futuranima.
Anima comprises eight official categories:
1) International professional short films
2) International student films
3) International children's short films
4) Feature films
5) Feature films for children
6) Belgian short films
7) "Animated Night" short films
8) Music videos and commercials (non competitive)
The Festival nominates a selection of films from its European prizewinners for the Cartoon d'Or and is also qualified by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the short animated film category.
Anima does not have a film market
Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival is the only human rights documentary film festival in Hungary, organized yearly since 2004. Verzio aims to promote open society, democratic values, rule-of-law, freedom of expression, political and cultural pluralism as well as to expose abuse and human rights violations throughout the world by presenting quality, creative documentaries.
For the last 12 years Verzio grew dynamically, has screened more than 600 documentaries attracting altogether over 70,000 visitors. The program includes creative, exceptional documentary films which undertake important issues such as poverty, civil wars, war crimes, terrorism, crisis zones, political oppression, freedom of press, minorities, nationalism, xenophobia, racism, discrimination, migration, integration, equal rights, women’s rights, feminism, gender roles, sexual diversity, socialization of children and young people, drug abuse, corruption, domestic violence, people living in the margins of society, exclusion of the disabled and the sick or stereotypes.
Verzio invites everyone to the 13th festival edition between 8-13 November, 2016!
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Istanbul International Short Film Festival is the longest running and most experienced organization among the international short film festivals in Turkey.
Short film is a medium based on making best of limited time within the frame of cinema art and gives the directors the opportunity of expressing their talents in the most unique way. The In this perspective the Festival aims to support short film and to provide young filmmakers to present their work both on national and international platforms.
The Festival had been started by a group of young enthusiasts on national level and showcased only films produced in Turkey. In years it has attracted a big interest and became an international organization in 1988.
As an un-interrupted organization of 38 years, the Festival is a unique example of its kind.
The Festival is organized each November and through its one-week-course around 200 distinguished short films from Turkey and the world are screened to filmlovers. Experienced filmmakers, professionals share their experiences through Q&A's and workshops.
Until today, around 5400 short films have been screened, 1150 guests have attended the festival, 550 Q&A's and 33 workshops have been organized.
The international section consists of only film screenings; there is no competition within this section. Films are selected through a process of focused evaluation process from both the direct applications and also from the films provided by film centers of different countries. These films are being presented to the audience with Turkish subtitles in three different theaters where the directors are ready for an Q&A afterwards.
Festival catalogues of each year provide an important reference for cinematic memory.
This organization is being run by an independent committee where Hilmi Etikan acts as the president and keeps it's respectable profile throughout the years.
The SR - Socially Relevant Film Festival New York launches its 4th annual edition with an open for call for entries May 11. Following the hugely successful three past annual editions with a combines 157 films screened from 35 countries, the fourth edition is scheduled to take place March 13-19, 2017 at the Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas and The School of Visual Arts Social Documentary Film Campus in New York City, with additional parallel venues for special events.
Founded by Actor Filmmaker Nora Armani, the festival covers a wide range of socially relevant issues films and feature film scripts that deal with: the Environment, Racial Discrimination, Immigration, Gender issues, LGBT, Child/Teen Issues, Education, Global Health, Poverty, Unemployment, Business Greed, Undocumented Populations, War and Conflict aftermaths, Climate Change, to name a few. The competition categories program films in the Short, Documentary and Narrative feature categories as well as unproduced film scripts.
Prizes include consultation by The Candy Factory to package the winning narrative feature for theatrical and digital distribution. VOD release courtesy of IndiePix for the documentary feature winner. Ninety minutes of consultation with Cinema Libre Studio for the winning documentary in addition to a 25% discount on a post production package. Film equipment rental packages are offered for winners from partner companies such as Resolution Rentals. And free membership is offered by SundanceNow Doc Club. Curated titles from the short category in the festival are offered digital distribution by IndiePix. Scriptwriting software is offered by Final Draft and a free of charge inclusion on InkTip of the winning script promotes exposure and discovery. A special trophy, the Sona Vessel, designed and donated by Michael Aram adds elegance to the awards. Additional prizes include cash and in-kind offers, as well as special category/thematic awards such as: The Vanya Exerjian Empowering Women and Girls Award, The Women Film Critics Circle Award, The Social Justice Award, The Humanitarian Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award, and more. Filmmakers selected in the Socially Relevant Film Festival NY get further exposure in such partner festivals as Cannes, Austin, The Other Israel, Reelabilities, and SRFF-Paris, in addition to screening at the Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas.
The 3rd edition of the festival opened on March 14, 2016 with a distinguished panel including Pulitzer Prize winning author Robert Schenkkan, widely published novelists Marc Levy, Brigitte Gauthier and Lila Azam Zanganeh on adapting the novel for the screen at Albertine Books of the French Consulate in NYC. The red carpet screenings were graced by Gretchen Carlson, Cynthia Gibb, Ahmed Atef, Stavroula Toska, Jet Scouten, Linda Stoltenberg and other participating filmmakers at the Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas through March 20, 2016.
A team of distinguished international jury members including Jacqueline Ada (CNC- France), Marc Duret (Outlanders), Claus Mueller (filmfestivals.com), Nicole Ansari-Cox (actor), Antoine de Baecque (Cahiers du Cinema, Prix Goncourt) present a number of awards annually to narrative and documentary features, shorts, scripts, and works by women filmmakers. The festival features Industry Panels by partner and sponsor industry players such as Cinema Libre Studio, Candy Factory, IndiePix, Maro Chermayeff at the School of Visual Arts Social Documentary Film Department. Visit festival website for more information and to learn about the winner of previous editions: www.ratedsrfilms.org
Submissions are accepted through https://filmfreeway.com/festival/SRFF or through the festival’s website and via email email@example.com. Use code CAN16 for an additional discount combined with the already reduced Early Bird submission fee. See you in March 2017 in New York City!