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The Black Sea Film Festival

What could ever be more relaxing and delightful than spending a night on the beach… barefoot, wet hair,sun-kissed skin, summer wind, friends and lovers, drinks and a sky full of stars? We know. All these in the company of a series of great films! We offer you the wonderful experience of mixing the best of summer with cinema, aiming to make you FEEL. Literally.

The Black Sea Film Festival is the new annual event which awards new inspiring, motivating talent. Designed to acknowledge the creative contributions of both young and elder artists, beginners or with a long way paved behind, the festival benefits the community socially, educationally and economically – wise.

It will showcase innovative independent cinema from around the world, taking place along the Romanian Black Sea coast. The second edition will be held in Vama Veche, a charismatic place known for its young, vibrating and artistic spirit.

On our second edition we are accepting a variety of short films: narrative, animation, experimental, student, documentary, music video, human rights and also feature films: narrative, animation, experimental, documentary. The film production can be made within the last ten years.

It’s all about the feels. It’s all about the cineFEELS!

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

Founded by three local independent filmmakers, The Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema is the first and only film festival of its kind held in Kew Gardens, NYC, and its surrounding neighborhoods. Running for 10 days in August, the festival will showcase more than 100 films of all genres from around the world. Films will be shown at Queens' only operating art house theater—Kew Gardens Cinemas, located in the heart of Kew Gardens in Queens NY. The festival will culminate with a grand award ceremony gala on the rooftop penthouse of the world-famous Terrace on the Park, built for the New York World’s Fair in 1964. Conveniently located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, it features panoramic views of some of Queens' greatest landmarks, including the renowned Unisphere and the New York State Pavilion. Awards will honor the best films presented at the festival, and winners will walk away with beautiful statuettes. What makes our Festival stand out from the other opportunities available to filmmakers is that we are focusing on the TRULY independent film, not the film that is funded by the indie film division of a major studio. Nor are we focusing on what celebrity or 'name' actor may be in your film. We want to see the work of filmmakers and their teams who have poured their blood, sweat and tears into making their vision come to life. We are showcasing the best in all genres, including themes often overlooked by other major film festivals, like Horror, Sci-Fi, LGBT, Comedy, Animation and Experimental. We are a Film Festival founded by independent filmmakers, so we have a great understanding of the filmmaker needs when it comes to getting films made and in front of an audience. Along with filmmaker Q&A's after each screening, we will also be holding industry panels featuring some of the best names in independent cinema discussing their strategies, their struggles and how they broke into the film business. Other panels will consist of conversations with independent Producers, Casting Directors and Distributors. Our goal is to bring back and remind people why film festivals exist in the first place - which is to give otherwise unknown filmmakers the opportunity to screen their film in front of large audiences and have their work seen. In addition, we will be screening all our films in an actual operating Art House movie theater, unlike other festivals that show their films in screening rooms or otherwise other rented facilities that aren't prepared to screen films the way they should be. Upon acceptance each filmmaker will receive up to four (4) Filmmaker Badges that will allow access to all the screenings and panels being held throughout the festival, along with exclusive access to our Filmmaker Cafe & Lounge. Filmmaker badge holders will also be entitled to a 5% discount on all merchandise being sold at the festival. All selected filmmakers and respective cast & crew will be given the opportunity to purchase Gala Award tickets at a 30% discount. Opening night will consist of a meet the filmmakers mixer, where filmmakers will have the opportunity to network and promote their film with other festival attendees. Certain selected films to be featured in our Festival Spotlight programming will have a red carpet premiere as well as an after party hosted by the festival. Our Opening and Closing night films will consist of specially invited premieres following a red carpet event. While the festival will not be offering transportation or lodging for its inaugural year, through our sponsors we will be offering discounts and coupon codes to be used towards Hotel accommodations and commuting. We guarantee to have distributors and producers in attendance alongside our selected panel of industry professionals who make up our Jury. Winners for every category will each be receiving a personally engraved unique statuette. Industry guests who have expressed interest in participating in our festival are Lloyd Kaufman, founder of TROMA films; Larry Fessenden, actor/writer/director/producer with Glass Eye Pix; Joe Minion, writer of Vampires Kiss, After Hours. Our Festival will be taking place in Kew Gardens Queens in NYC, USA. Our venue, THE KEW GARDENS CINEMAS is Queens' only art house theater dedicated solely to playing independent and foreign films. Named one of the top 7 theaters in Queens, the theater was built in the 1930's and it is one of the oldest movie theaters still operating in NYC. A little known area of NYC, Kew Gardens and its surrounding neighborhoods - Forest Hills, Rego Park, Woodhaven and Glendale - are a major stomping ground for most television shows being shot today in New York. Not only is Kew Gardens known as the neighborhood that raised comedians Rodney Dangerfield and Ray Romano, but just a few minutes away is the recently built Broadway Stages. This area of Queens has now been featured in several blockbuster Hollywood films like The Babysitter, Goodfellas and Spiderman as well as major Network TV shows including- Daredevil, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, The Get Down, Luke Cage and SNL.

Norwich Radical Film Festival

We are very excited to announce our inaugural film festival that will be held in Norwich on 26th–28th August 2016.

We will be showing over 160 films from around the world, from shorts to documentaries and in 6 venues accross Norwich. You won't see these films anywhere else, and you can't afford to miss this event!

The Norwich Radical Film Festival seeks to promote and support filmmakers locally, nationally, and internationally who produce works that are politically subversive and/or unique in form and that challenge the status quo. Our festival is an arena for filmmakers who want to provoke the social constructs of modern global society.

Tulsa International Animation Festival

SCREENING: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016, 8PM

Join us for the largest screening in our region of experimental, contemporary, traditional, serious, gritty, and funny short animation films submitted from around the world. Over 100+ five minute or less videos were submitted from across the USA as well as from Austria, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, Thailand, Iran, Israel, Japan, India, and more! The best 20 submissions will be selected for the 4th Annual Tulsa International Animation Festival by Living Arts’ Video Committee, including festival founder Mery McNett.

Doors and cash bar open at 7:30pm. Screening starts promptly at 8pm.
Admissions: $7, FREE for members of Living Arts

The Living Arts Animation Festival is made possible with support from The George Kaiser Family Foundation and the Living Arts’ Video Committee.

Call for Animated Short Films 

http://livingarts.org/call-animated-short-films 

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, September 2, 2016 @ 5pm (central standard time) All animated films must consist of work that you have created.  The Tulsa International Animation Festival features short film animations submitted locally and from around the world. Animations may be stop-motion, Claymation, 2-D animation, 3-D animation or cut-outs, to name a few. Videos MUST be 5:00 minutes or less.  Curator Mery McNett and the Living Arts Video Committee will determine the festival selections.    If your animation is selected you will be notified by email on Friday, September 16, 2016 and your film will be presented at the Living Arts Animation Festival on Friday, September 23, 2016, 8pm at Living ArtSpace, 307 E MB Brady St in downtown Tulsa, OK.  The Tulsa International Animation Festival is made possible with support from The George Kaiser Family Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts

istanbul international short film festival

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.

 


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9th Northern Wave International Short film festival Iceland

The Northern Wave International Film Festival will be celebrated from the 16th to the 18th of October 2015 in Grundarfjörður, Iceland. The philosophy of the festival, upon which its name is based, is Nouvelle Vague, or New Wave. Like Nouvelle Vague, Northern Wave attempts to revive the recognition of film making as an art form and the director as artist/author. An important goal of the festival is to develop relationships between experienced filmmakers and emerging filmmakers in Iceland and other countries. We are a  visionary festival that celebrates artistic and ground braking films by filmmakers who dare to take risks.

The festival consists of a short film (all genres) section and, for the first time ever in an Icelandic film festival, a music video section.  Bands will be encouraged to attend the festival and support their videos with a concert during the weekend. In this way, the musicians can make contacts with filmmakers and vice versa.

The Northern Wave weekend consist of a numerous screenings of a variety of international short films. The program also includes a lecture from a professional from the film industry, a fish soup competition at the local fish market and numerous concerts and events during the weekend.

 
 

 

Woodpecker International Film Festival

WELCOME TO WIFF-2016
 
Woodpecker International Film Festival (WIFF) is India's premier competitive film festival focusing on issue-based cinema. The first edition of the festival was organised in 2013 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Launched in the backdrop of the completion of 100 years of Indian Cinema, the festival was a tribute to the Indian cinema for its ability to nurture diverse genres of films and filmmaking traditions in the country. 
 
Today, Cinema is at an important crossroad. While the distinction between mainstream and parallel cinema is almost getting blurred, a new breed of alternative filmmakers, successfully blending entertainment and meaningful cinema, is taking ground. Woodpecker International Film Festival (WIFF) aims to showcase this rich mélange of visual creativity to promote films and filmmakers focusing on socially pertinent themes.
 
WHY THIS FESTIVAL & FORUM?
 
The last one decade in India has seen tremendous changes particularly on communication and technological fronts. With easy accessibility to new technology and availability of new communication channels, reach and impact of visual messages has grown significantly, both in rural and urban areas. Be it short films, documentaries or social advertisements, they have now become an immensely powerful tool of communications aimed towards bringing desired social change. WFF thus would like to comprehensively cover the wide spectrum of issues that have caught the attention of new breed of filmmakers in the recent past, be it gender, public health or environment. A major attraction of the film festival would be forum activities. Seminars, conferences, workshops and master classes to help filmmakers and film enthusiasts explore contemporary issues, network with professional associates, hone their filmmaking skills and share the power of storytelling through cinema.
 
ORGANISER
 
The festival and forum is part of the 'Cinema for Change' initiative of CMSR Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation based in New Delhi. The Foundation, a registered body under the Indian Trust Act, has been established to harness the power of information, education and communications to bring positive social change. To know more about CMSR Foundation log on to www.cmsrfoundation.org

CREATE FILM FESTIVAL

When communities are caught in the depths of conflict and oppression, and survival becomes part of everyday life, why do people continue to create? When arms and air raids, ceasefires and aid fail to bring an end to such situations, what can art offer and what can it change?

CREATE Film Festival seeks to examine and explore the issue of creativity in sites of conflict; to offer a unique opportunity to see not only the different ways in which creativity can fuel change, but the truly exceptional talent that exists in some of the world’s most challenging contexts, where people have to think creatively about everything in order to survive.

Creativity as resistance; as understanding; as peace building; as voice; as messenger; as an alternative. Film In Place of War.

Fantoche - International Animation Film Festival

The international show of animation film has become one of the world’s most prominent animation festivals and is the largest cultural event in Switzerland that is devoted exclusively to the full array of animation techniques, content and media. Since making its debut back in 1995, Fantoche has shown thousands of short and long films from around the world. It offers the very best in entertainment for young and old alike, makes new discoveries for all animated film buffs and serves as a meeting place for animation specialists in Switzerland and abroad.

Theme(s): Animation Film & Game Design

Year established: 1995


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12th Jecheon International Music and Film Festival

Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (제천국제음악영화제, JIMFF) strives to be both a celebration of film set in Jecheon City and music for all generations and musical tastes. Jecheon is located in Chungcheongbuk province in central Korea.

Leeds Young Film Festival

Leeds Young Film Festival takes place every Easter and welcomes young people and their families to the largest film event of its kind in the north of England.

Now in its 17th year, the festival features a programme of the best new and unseen cinema for young people from around the world, made both for and by young people, as well as classic screenings, moving-image related workshops and masterclasses. It takes place in three of the city’s most loved venues and is the highlight for film lovers, filmmakers and budding film stars from the age of five years upwards.

Literally Short Film Festival

Literal Magazine is ready for the 3rd edition of Literally Short Film Festival! Literally Short is an event initiated by our drive to bridge all cultures onto one collaborative stage that stimulates international artistic expression. Our mission is to promote innovative approaches to social change through the arts and cultural influences. Our passion for film lies in its exquisite capacity to merge a multitude of arts into one vision; thus, Literally Short Film Festival seeks to dissolve all geographical boundaries into one platform that equally voices all cultures.

 

First Prize Winner

$5,000 USD

Second Prize Winner

$1,000 USD

Third Prize Winner

$500 USD

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

The Horrible Imaginings Film Festival is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that showcases art and film that explores the darker or more macabre sides of the human condition. We promote and spotlight exemplary new artistic voices in what is commonly known as the horror genre. It is our mission to encourage an elevation of the genre through film discussion, question and answer sessions, panels, and other presentations. 

 

Global Short Film Awards - New York & Cannes

The Global Short Film Awards recognize excellence in highly creative and imaginative films under 15 minutes long. These short films will be suitable to meet the increasing content demand for intelligent phones, digital and hand held devices as well as internet, commercial, art, science and educational applications. For this premier issue, finalists and a winner will be selected in 2-D and 3-D formats in each category.

FILMMAKER COST TO ENTER: No cost to enter.
PRIZE: Winners in each category will be announced February 15-16, 2016 in New York. Winning films will be shown during the Cannes Red Carpet Fashion and Awards event at the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel in Cannes, France on May 21, 2016.


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Isle of Man Film Festival

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

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.
 
upload your work at.... www.gowiper.com/video

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.

ICE Film Fest

Join us for the first ICE Film Fest held in conjunction with the Independent Creator's Expo on February 20, 2016 at the Ramada Plaza in Dayton, Ohio.

Founded in 2013, the Independent Creator's Expo celebrates independent expression in all forms, including music, film, comics, animation and small press. Deciding to expand, the Independent Creator's Expo partnered with Frankly Zoe Productions to present the ICE Film Fest. We will be screening 6 features and 18 shorts in two large screening rooms at the hotel.

Our panel of judges, all with extensive backgrounds in independent filmmaking, will select the films from all entries. There will be prizes awarded for Best Feature, Best Short, Audience Choice, and Best of Fest.

Paris Art and Movie Awards - PAMA

The PAMA is an international festival with award ceremony.

We welcome film-makers from all over the world to meet in the historical heart of Paris, Saint-Germain-des-Près.

Le Paris Art and Movie Awards est un festival international de cinéma indépendant, qui aura lieu du 25 au 27 septembre 2015 à Paris.

Notre site Internet : http://parisartandmovieawards.com/

The PAMA

Les Nuits en Or

L’Académie des César présente le Panorama, un programme exceptionnel qui rassemble l'ensemble des films de courts métrages récompensés en 2015 par leur Académie Nationale de Cinéma (Oscar, Goya, Bafta…).

Un voyage extraordinaire autour de la planète cinéma, à la découverte des cultures du monde et des cinéastes de demain.

Qui n’a pas rêvé de rencontrer Jane Campion, Lars Von Trier ou encore David Lynch à leurs débuts quand personne ne soupçonnait encore tout à fait la carrière qui les attendait ?

Refléter l’excellence cinématographique et célébrer le meilleur du film court, remarquable moyen d’expression permettant de faire éclore chaque année tant de nouveaux talents, c’est l’ambition du Panorama.

Nouveauté cette année, le Panorama est accueilli par 9 Académies de Cinéma Européennes et sillonne autant de capitales : Madrid, Lisbonne, Athènes, Rome, Genève, Luxembourg, Bruxelles, Stockholm et Paris !

Une occasion unique pour les Académies de Cinéma Européennes d’engager une coopération novatrice de mise en valeur de la diversité cinématographique mondiale et de participer, à leur manière, à l’échange entre les cultures.

 

The Académie des César presents an exceptional program that brings together all the short films rewarded in 2015 by their National Film Academy (Oscar, Goya, Bafta ...).

An extraordinary journey around the world of Cinema, enabling the discovery of different cultures and tomorrow’s filmmakers.

Have you ever dreamt of meeting Jane Campion, Lars Von Trier or David Lynch in their early days when no one could entirely imagine the career ahead of them ?

Reflecting Cinema excellence and celebrating the best of the short film production, a remarkable means of expression that reveals new talents every year, these are the ambitions of the Nuits en Or’s Panorama.

New this year, the Panorama is hosted by 9 European Film Academies and travels through several capitals: Madrid, Lisbon, Athens, Rome, Geneva, Luxembourg, Brussels, Stockholm and Paris !

A unique opportunity for European Film Academies to initiate an innovative cooperation, shedding light on the diversity of worldwide films and participate, in their own way, in the exchange between cultures.

Vagrant Film Festival

The Vagrant Film Club holds its own Film Festival which takes place in one random location on a day of Spring and Autumn equinox as well as on a day of Summer and Winter solstice.

The best films are chosen only according to the audience voting. The winners will be awarded with the souvenirs, various trophies and artifacts that are gathered during the voyages.

Nay short films are welcome to participate. You can submit your film by uploading it on the Internet, filling in the form and sending us the link to you film. You can also give the DVD directly to us, meeting us in person or inviting the vagabond film club to your place.

Filling in the form you can agree that your film is screened during the numerous screenings on our way from Asia to Africa of from Cape Horn to the Canadian archipelago. You will be able to track the screenings of your film and to look at the photos reading our blog about the screenings impressions or by subscribing to our newsletter.

International Uranium Film Festival Quebec

An international film festival on nuclear age on the 70th anniversary of the atomic bomb. It is dedicated to films about the nuclear question and all aspects of nuclear power: From uranium mining to nuclear waste, from Hiroshima to Chernobyl and Fukushima. 

 

The official poster of the 5th International Uranium Film Festival was inspired by the poster of the 62nd Festival de Cannes 2009, which was itself inspired by a still from Antonioni's l’Avventura (1960). Photo credit: L'Avventura - Michelangelo Antonioni. Société cinématographique Lyre - Cino del Duca ©AFFIF

International Nature Film Festival Gödöllő, Hungary

The Hungarian scientific and nature filmmakers, the Hungarian Scientific Film Association, the Council of the town of Gödöllő, the CARPLOVE International Nonprofit Kft. and the Centre for Farm Animal Gene Conservation have agreed to organize an International Nature Film Festival in Gödöllő in May 2015.

The Festival plans to offer an opportunity for nature filmmakers to present their work to a wider public and for the films to be evaluated. A good opportunity will be offered to the highest quality, prize-winning films and their creators to get recognized on an international level. With world-class films and good marketing, the festival could become one of Europe’s most prestigious nature film festivals.

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