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Supported by the Isle of Man Arts Council the aim was to bring 'inspiring, enlightening, entertaining and varied filmic fun-with some stellar special guests to the island. The festival was also inspired by a need to have screening opportunities for the increasing number of films being made on the Isle of man by Manx filmmakers.
Our main competition is the International Shorts competition where filmmakers from around the world submit their short films for consideration. Films are categorised with awards for Each Category Winner, The Audience Award Winner and The Best of the Fest. Prizes include exclusive statuettes and cash prizes to assist with funding for their next film.
Only short films with a maximum duration of 15 minutes or under in the following categories, Documentary, Fiction, Comedy, Animation and Island Life are accepted. Through FilmFreeway via private or password protected Vimeo or Youtube link.
Wiper Film Festival: An Artist-friendly Film Festival that Gets Your Work in Front of Millions
Wiper is a fast growing app with fun new ways to create and share video. It has been the #1 app in 25 countries and has over 18 million users.
Our team is based in NYC. We love independent artists and films. The film festival is our first step to building a better way for your work to find an audience and the financial rewards that come with it.
Through the festival, your work will be available to all Wiper's users. The most highly rated and popular works are eligible for category and festival-wide honors. Our team will also promote the entire festival in the media and elsewhere.
It is free to submit, and all work that meets our guidelines will be made available in Wiper. Submissions must be received by September 15th. Multiple submissions are encouraged. The festival launches this Fall.
One thing to know is we don’t require exclusive rights to your work. Keep sharing it elsewhere as you like. Remove it from Wiper when you like. You’re in charge.
THE ARTISTS FORUM (AF), a NY State 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts service organization, is proud to present its latest program, THE ARTISTS FORUM FESTIVAL OF THE MOVING IMAGE (AF-FMI). This year’s inaugural festival will consist of short films in multiple genres. We are actively seeking films with an innovative vision, and unique perspective. Please see Festival Rules & Terms for eligibility requirements.
AF-FMI is a competitive program open worldwide to filmmakers of all levels seeking to gain exposure in New York City's international market. Categories include:
• NARRATIVE SHORT
• DOCUMENTARY SHORT
• NEW YORK STORIES - NARRATIVE SHORT
• NEW YORK STORIES - DOCUMENTARY SHORT
• ANIMATED SHORT
• EXPERIMENTAL SHORT
• MUSIC VIDEO
Award recognition for various categories will be given at a ceremony in New York City, alongside screenings of selected films.
To submit your work, log on to: www.filmfreeway.com/affest
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 - 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.
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.
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 (MMFF) brings the very best in independent, underground, and alternative cinema to Canada’s capital. MMFF 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 event offers networking events, Q&A sessions, a panel discussion and other activities that provide professional development opportunities for filmmakers.
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.