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Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival

We are an independent festival dedicated to bring together established musicians and filmmakers in a forum to celebrate the short films.

Musicians who can provide great music and work together with filmmakers, we provide a platform for independent music artists and film score composers to create exposures for themselves through live performances, networking with filmmakers and sales or free giveaway of their materials. 

Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival

We are an independent festival dedicated to bring together established musicians and filmmakers in a forum to celebrate the short films.

Musicians who can provide great music and work together with filmmakers, we provide a platform for independent music artists and film score composers to create exposures for themselves through live performances, networking with filmmakers and sales or free giveaway of their materials. 

Green-Go Short Film Contest

IV. Green-Go Short Film Contest

 

Do you want to follow the path of David Attenborough and change the world from the large screen with your creative thoughts?

 

If YES, then

 

SHOOT A WINNING SHORT FILM!

 

The organisers of Green-Go Short Film Contest are waiting for your creative/shocking/funny/explicit eye-opener short films in the following three categories:

 

·         Nature works for us!

Costumer service, car service, ecosystem service?! Indeed, nature works for us!  Without trees, we would not breathe, without wetlands and forests, we would not have clean water, without microorganisms, we would not have fertile soil and food. Beside our basic needs, nature keeps us healthy and happy – we go outside to do sports, we buy our houses close to green spaces and we go to nature during holidays.  Nature is also the base of our economy – it gives us jobs and provides the living for many – farmers, fishermen, gardeners, park rangers, tour guides, even industries.

 

Show us how nature works for us all or what would happen without the services of nature!

 

·         Feeding the world sustainably – Celebrating the International Year of Family Farming

50% chance your morning ham and eggs and milk are from a family farm. In the world, there are 500 million family farms, where agriculture activities are managed and done by a family. 70% of the world’s food production is provided by these farmers and small-scale fishermen, who safeguard biodiversity, traditional knowledge and techniques. They also provide the livelihoods for many as in developing countries out of the 3 billion rural people 2,5 belong to families engaged in Family Farming[1].

Show the importance of family farms, small-scale agriculture, traditional knowledge, and the need for more sustainable agriculture and more responsible consumers’ choice!

·         Fighting climate change and disasters with natural solutions

A global warming of 4°C could happen as early as the 2060s[2], whereas natural disasters and extreme weather will be in the rise increasing death tolls and economic losses. We have to get prepared, adapt and mitigate these impacts.

Our best weapon against climate change and its impacts is nature. 15% of the world’s terrestrial carbon stock - 312 gigatonnes - are stored in protected areas around the world. Nature also serves as buffers against disasters, providing space for floodwaters to disperse, stabilizing soil against landslides and blocking storm surges. It has been estimated that coastal wetlands in the United States provide $23.2 billion a year in protection against flooding from hurricanes.[3] But we can think in a smaller scale – only planting one tree can serve the cooling effect of 10 air-conditioners, using traditional local breeds in agriculture can result in more resilient yields, only planning a few hectares of green space in the city can reduce flood and heat islands – along with it health – risks.

 

Show how climate change threatens us, how we can fight climate change with simple, natural solutions and what existing solutions there are in the world already.

 

Application requirements

 

COMPLETELY fill out the online application form

www.greengofest.eu/apply

 

·         Send us EITHER a campaign film with maximum of 60 seconds

OR a short film between 60 seconds and 4 minutes

·         Films can be of any genre (cartoon, animation, puppet film, documentary, interviews, etc.) The shocking, saucy or dumfounding, in brief the eye-opener and impressive films will get a big plus during the evaluation

  • Send us the original film file (in any film format) via the below detailed file transfer websites in high resolution (at least 720 px wide)
  • Besides the film file send us the following files via wetransfer (up to 2GB file size – www.wetransfer.com) or via My Air Bridge (up to 5GB file size –  https://www.myairbridge.com/):

ü  time-coded subtitle file in English (.srt format). A separate time-coded subtitle file must be attached also to films without dialogues but with floating titles/texts. Only English subtitles are accepted!

ü  3 screenshots from the short film (.jpg format)

  • Deadline: 10 December 2014 CET 18:00
  • One Applicant can only submit a maximum of three videos (separate online application should be filled out).

 

Please be aware that in the case that any of the criteria mentioned above is not met, we will not accept the application!

 

The received short films will be selected based on:

§  creativity

§  originality

§  strength of environmental and conservation messages

§  professionalism

 

in each category, according to the category-specific jury consisting of a film professional and an NGO member. In each category, the jury will announce ONE winner on 19 December 2014.

Besides, all videos will be uploaded to the website by 12 December 2014 in the short film contest’s menu ENTRIES (www.greengofest.eu/entries), where the visitors will be able to view the films and vote online for the best video between 13:00 CET 12 December 2014 and 13:00 CET 19 December, 2014.

 

Only one public award, out of the total number of videos of all categories, will be dedicated to the video with the largest number of votes.


If any ethical concerns or the suspect of cheating in the mode of voting arise, we reserve the right to exclude the applicant from the contest without any further notice.


Awards

  • One award-winner in each of the three categories:  325 Euros (Altogether three times 325 Euros)
  • Public-award for one film based on the online public votes: 170 Euros

 

Winners will be notified by email and also will be available on greengofest.eu on 19 December after closing the public award voting.



[1] http://www.familyfarmingcampaign.net/en/family-farming/in-figures

[2] http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2012/11/18/Climate-change-report-warns-dramatically-warmer-world-this-century

[3] http://www.iucn.org/?4329/Protected-areas--natural-solutions-to-climate-change-crisisd

 

23rd Contravision International Film Festival

We are pleased to inform you that the 23rd International ContraVision Film Festival has launched its 2015 call for entries.

The deadline for submission is Monday, December 1st 2014.

There is no submission fee, just our own online entry form and upload.

The films should not be longer than 30 minutes and there are no restrictions regarding genre, style or topic.

You find the online submission form at http://www.contravision.de

The 23rd ContraVision will run from March 20th until 28th 2015 at Cinema Central in Berlin, Germany. It presents action, comedy, horror, animation, romance... and more... from all over the world. The audience will vote the winners of the ContraVision Awards.

Black & White - International Audiovisual Festival

In May Porto opens its doors to the monochromatic aesthetics. The Black & White - International Audiovisual Festival, which receives video, audio and photographs in black and white, will take into competition works from all over the world.
With unique worldwide characteristics this initiative grew from the need to answer to the audience's growing sensitivity to black & white specificity, leaving behind the prejudice that relates this aesthetics with works of early cinema.
But the festival shows more than videos and photos in two colours, it also encourages the creation of sound environments referring to the black and white.
Over four days, several activities related to the audiovisual world will be carried out in addition to the competitions: artist talks, screenings and extensions from other international festivals. The nights will also be exciting with a broad cultural program.

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF PRAYAG,Allahabad, India-IFFP 2015

International Film Festival of Prayag, is going to start its journey with the support of cine lovers across the world. The festival has been started by the persons having long associations with the industry under the ages of Z&Z MEDIA PVT LTD, a media production house based in Delhi, which is continuously working in this field from past 15 years. Short films have emerged as a universal experimental platform for both professional and amateur film makers alike. With proliferation of high quality digital technology at relatively low prices, every film enthusiast wants to embark on film making and short films are the first stepping stone in that effort. The IFFP 2015 is going to be a unique event because of its quality and excellence and undoubtedly for the place that we have decided- Allahabad,India

Allahabad
Allahabad ,also known as Prayag ,is a city in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and the administrative headquarters of the Allahabad District. As of 2013, Allahabad is the seventh most-populous city in the state and the thirty-sixth most-populous city in India, with an estimated population of 5.11 million in the city and 1.21 million in its metropolitan region. In 2011, it was ranked the world's 130th fastest-growing city. The city's original name – Prayaga, or "Place of Offerings" – comes from its position at the union of the Ganges, Yamuna and Sarasvati Rivers called “SANGAM”, It is the second-oldest city in India, and plays a central role in Hindu scriptures. Allahabad has hosted cultural and sporting events, including Kumbh Mela and the Indira Marathon. Although the city's economy was built on tourism, most of its income now derives from real estate and financial services. Film Stars like Amitabh Bachan, , Anubhav Sinha, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Shubha Mudgal, Jaddanbai ,Nargis etc also belong to Allahabad we hope it would be a great place to organize a film festival. The city has best connectivity of Airport and Railway so there would be no problem of transportation from any part of the world.

PetDance Film Festival

PetDance is a one-day short film festival in Salt Lake City, Utah, dedicated to all things animal.

Submission deadlines:

   Early bird ($25/submission): Nov. 30
   Regular ($35/submission): Dec. 31.

Accepting online submissions at https://filmfreeway.com/festival/PetDanceFilmFestival

With categories ranging from educational to dramatic, these animal-centric films will touch on the different ways our lives intersect with animals and the joys they bring to our lives.  All species invited!

Coinciding with the Sundance Film Festival in neighboring Park City, the first annual PetDance will take place January 24, 2015. Prizes will be awarded to the top three films in each category: Educational, Dramatic, Funny, and Youth-Produced.  

Proceeds for the festival go to the world-renown Best Friends Animal Society to help companion animals find forever homes.

Hang on to Your Shorts Film Festival

Though many artistic events and film festivals have left the New Jersey Shore/Central New Jersey area.  We all work in the entertainment industry in some form and we all love the art of film making.  We want to bring back film festivals to the Jersey Shore and also celebrate those who are trying to break into the industry with the Short Film.


We decided to create a small intimate short film festival in the amazing area of Asbury Park, NJ to start our festival.  Now entering its second year, "Hang on to Your Shorts" Film Festival.

Animex Awards 2015 - Animex International Festival of Animation and Computer Games

Animex Awards is an international competition for student animations, an integral part of the Animex International Festival of Animation and Computer Games held 9-13 February 2015.

Animex is the largest festival dedicated to animation and computer games in the UK. For one week every February, speakers and representatives from the global animation and games community converge on Teesside to educate, inspire and entertain a diverse audience made up of students, professionals and enthusiasts from across the UK and Europe.

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