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15 Minutes of Fame

For films that are 30-minutes in length or less.  Narratives, Documentaries, Animation, Music Videos.  Award Certificates are issued in 14 categories. We are located in Florida, USA. Films must be submitted on DVD/NTSC.  The festival does not view online entries.

 


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Independent Days 15|Filmfest

Dear Filmmakers,

the Independent Days filmfest acts as a platform for independent filmmakers, that produce art-house and independent movies.

Low-budget and no-budget short and long-playing films can be submitted. We have no specific guidelines regarding running time, genre or format.

The Low-Budget Award, sponsored by the Cultural Donation of the Sparkasse Karlsruhe, is donated with 1000 Euro, the winner in the No-Budget Contest wins "The Golden ID".

Movies over 30 minutes of screening time may be placed in our festival program but not in the competition.

We are already excited to see your movies!

Best regards

Your festival team

Taos Shortz Film Fest

The Taos Shortz Film Fest (TSFF) is a forum that unites short films and filmmakers with the community, with the belief that films have the ability to change people’s lives.  TSFF strives in its leadership of presenting world class independent cinema, to keep the cinematic arts thriving in New Mexico and to keep Taos on the map as a cinematic destination.

The Taos Shortz Film Fest continues to be a quality cinematic gateway for screening global indie short films.  Being the only juried film fest in Taos, and the only Short Film Festival in a state where filming and filmmaking has an astonishing economic impact to the Industry. The Taos Shortz Film Fest continues to bring innovative program ideas that inspire and educate. Our films comprise cutting edge provocative themes that create responses and awareness to our community that can change social views and consciousness.

Nozstock The Hidden Valley

A 5000 capacity music and arts festival set in rural Herefordshire, West Midlands UK. Nine-stages of music and performance art with dedicated 3-day cinema. Cinema currently curated by MASH Cinema. Previous programmes provided by: Encounters Festival in Bristol, London-based innovators onedotzero, Manchester-based northern Exposures, quality stalwarts BBC Film Network and by Nozstock The Hidden Valley. And live performances from: The Light Surgeons, Max Hattler, Scanone and Modulate.

This is a non-competitive, free to submit festival.

 

Crystal Palace International Film Festival, UK

The Crystal Palace International Film Festival is now in it's 5th year, taking place on the 1st to 15th November 2014 it aims to promote and showcase quality independent film from all over the world.

The CPIFF programme always includes a giant selection of shorts and features plus between screenings, we’ll be welcoming many filmmakers to engage with their audience hosting Q&A sessions and socialising.

The festival culminates in an awards evening held at a fabulous location with awards given for Best of Category and Best in Festival. Earlybird deadline 12 June 2014

The Judges

Johnny Vegas is one of the UK's best known comedians, his CV as a performer, writer and producer is long, from starring in countless TV and radio shows to acting alongside Johnny Depp.

Neville Astley Creator of the world wide phenomenon Peppa Pig

Mark Steel A familiar face on TV: 'Have I got news for you', 'What the papers say', 'The Mark Steel lectures', Q. I. A regular on BBC Radio 4 including his own series 'Mark Steel's in Town', author of several books and a weekly columnist for the Independent newspaper. Mark has also hosted the last two CPIFF Awards Nights.

Beverly Dixon MD of Woolyback Productions, producer and executive producer of many TV and radio programs.

Mike Higgins Mike is arts editor at the Independent on Sunday.

Martin Tempia Martin has produced TV for over 25 years working for the likes of Celador, Hat Trick Productions and Polygram. He currently has his own projects in development with Channel 4 and the BBC.

L.A. NEO NOIR FILM FEST II

Visit lanneff.com for details about the ONLY film festival for neo noir films, scripts, and poems, created BY independent neo noir producers.  Carey Westbrook, former consultant for George Tillman Jr. (SOUL FOOD, BARBERSHOP) and Derek Cianfrance (BLUE VALENTINE, A PLACE BEYOND THE PINES) is the creator and director of this festival, which features a staged reading of award winning neo noir screenplays, a screening of many neo noir films, an awards show with cash prizes and trophies, and a reception featuring the best food, drink, celebrities, and industry producers interested in producing neo noir creators like yourself.  THE L.A. NEO NOIR FILM FEST II,  at INDIE DESK, 816 S. BROADWAY, LOS ANGELES, CA 90014, AUGUST 16TH, HIGH NOON.  GET IN.

Int'l Film Festival of Fine Arts

The Int'l Film Festival of Fine Arts

started out in 2000 as an international showcase with preceeding national film reviews focusing on films on artists, the act of artistic creation, trends and methods. Documentaries are eligible for entry as well as animated and experimental films and short features related to the main theme.

We expect film entries that present, (re)interpret pieces of art by means of cinematic methods or deal with the life or certain stages of one or more artists (art groups).

We also welcome works that discover certain tendencies or periods of fine arts or their social context. Last but not least, wey also expect films created by using artistic methods or instruments (e.g. animated and experimental films, features).

Landlocked Film Festival

A competitive festival that will celebrate its eighth birthday in August 2014, Landlocked presents independent movies from around the world. Thousands of audience members gather in Iowa City’s historic downtown to watch diverse films, from two minutes to two hours long, from artsy experimentation to outrageous comedy, from heartwarming family stories to heartbreaking drama, from hard-hitting documentary to music video to amazing animation.

The eighth annual Landlocked Film Festival will take place in Iowa City from August 21 to 24, 2014. Iowa City is the perfect venue for a film fest, with its compact downtown location, its friendly and relaxed vibe, its boutique hotels and diverse restaurants, and its cultural standing as the home of the world-renowned Iowa Writers’ Workshop and one of only seven cities worldwide designated as a UNESCO City of Literature.

Dallas VideoFest 27

Dallas Videofest is the major event presented by the Video Association of Dallas, which is dedicated to promoting an understanding of video as a creative medium and cultural force in our society, and to supporting and advancing the work of Texas artists working in video and the electronic arts. Through its programs and information services, the Video Association intends to educate and inform artists, students, educators, critics, video and film producers and an interested public so they may better understand, appreciate and evaluate the creative possibilities of the video medium. It will also provide a forum for the work of regional video artists, in order to stimulate excellence in their work and provide the opportunity for dialogue and critical discussion.


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New York City Short Film Festival

NYC Shorts celebrates the short form by showcasing provocative and entertaining films from around the world. The Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater at Symphony Space, an arts and entertainment venue in New York City, is the home for our 10th anniversary edition.

Created by filmmakers David Barba, James Pellerito and Jennifer Pellerito, NYC Shorts includes the following competition categories:  drama, comedy, documentary, lgbt, student, foreign language and animation.  In celebration of our 10th Anniversary, the film selected Best of Fest will be awarded a special cash prize.

The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

From Boerum Hill to Bergen Beach. Fort Greene to Flatlands. Cobble Hill to Canarsie.
It's only Brooklyn when you count every neighborhood and every community.

We founded the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival (AoBFF) in 2011 because Brooklyn needs a major independent film festival. While there are several niche festivals in our borough, they're based around individual neighborhoods and are limited in scope. Founded and run by Brooklyn-born and based working artists, the AoBFFcreates the first large-scale, borough-wide platform for independent film.

 

The AoBFF is the only independent, international film festival built entirely around Brooklyn, a local independent scene with global influence. We focus on Brooklyn‐born, Brooklyn-based and Brooklyn-centric films and filmmakers and we screen work from all over the world whose creators live, work in, or are inspired by Brooklyn's indie film scene.

 

We conceived the AoBFF as a festival that speaks to Brooklyn as a whole, where many demographics overlap. We bring the new, artist-centric Brooklyn community together with "Classic Brooklyn" – natives and immigrant communities at a single event. We are as diverse, vital and international as the borough itself. And everyone is invited to our party.



Films are screened at 300-seat Founders Hall Theater at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, 300-seat Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn and select locations around the borough.



The AoBFF is the only festival in Brooklyn to screen films as part of ExChange, a network of film festivals in the US and Europe. This exclusive partnership gives our filmmakers a chance to screen at RxSM Film Expo in Austin, TX. 



ABOUT THE ART OF BROOKLYN

The Art of Brooklyn is a not-for-profit organization that curates a conversation between the new, Brooklyn-based art community, immigrants, transplants and those born and raised in the borough.

Insight Film Festival

The Insight Film Festival exists to encourage filmmakers throughout the world to make films about ‘faith’. It creates events and spaces where such films can be displayed, discussed and celebrated. It welcomes participants from all faith backgrounds and none and focuses particularly on young filmmakers. In doing so it wants to make positive contributions to understanding, respect and community cohesion.

Yorkton Film Festival

The Yorkton Film Festival is pleased to be entering its 67th year, cementing it's status as North America's longest running film festival.

Kicking off on Thursday, May 22nd with it's Opening Night Screening; the Yorkton Film Festival remains one of Canada's premiere festivals for short Canadian film. Explore our world class workshops and panels, our unique mini-cinema screening atmosphere, and our programmed screenings during the day. On Friday, May 23rd, experience our unique Lobsterfest event; a world class East Coast dinner, with a side order of 'western' style skeet shooting!

Capped off on Saturday, May 24th with our Golden Sheaf Awards Gala. Enjoy a delicious gourmet dinner, and watch us celebrate the best in Canadian short cinema.

Ambulante Documentary Film Festival

Ambulante org produces an international documentary film festival in collaboration with CANANA, Cinépolis, and the Morelia International Film Festival that tours various states in Mexico over 3 months.

With more than 100 documentary films, around 100 national and international special guests and over 150 venues, Ambulante promotes the exhibition of documentary film, Mexican and foreign, throughout the country.

The festival is non-competitive and presents 60% of programming for free. Each year the festival program is complemented by workshops, meetings with producers, conferences, seminars, industry panels, special screenings, outdoor screenings, events in schools and universities, drive-in theaters, and since 2011, features a series of documentaries in VIVE LATINO (Festival of Rock Music and Culture).

The Ambulante Documentary Film Festival will travel to 12 states in Mexico from 30 January to 4 May 2014, with an international program made up of around 100 titles. The Festival will visit Mexico City (30 January to 13 February), Guerrero (13 to 20 February), Zacatecas (13 to 20 February), Puebla (20 to 27 February), Veracruz (27 February to 6 March), Nuevo León
(6 to 13 March), Coahuila (13 to 20 March), Michoacán (20 to 27 March), Chiapas (27 March 3 April), Jalisco (3 to 10 March), Baja California (10 to 17 March) and Oaxaca (24 March to 4 May).

Loch Ness Film Festival

 

Loch Ness Film Festival (SCIO) is a small and independent grassroots film festival held at loch ness near Inverness in Scotland from July 25-27h 2014. The Festival is a registered Scottish Incorporated Charity, Charity Number SC042926. All screening and events taking place during the festival are free entry.

www.lochnessfilmfestival.co.uk

This is a fun and friendly film festival and there will be no competitions or awards at this,it is the chance for filmmakers of all ages and background to meet each other and network and also the chance for film enthusiasts and the local community and tourists to get involved and enjoy the event and friendly atmosphere.

Submissions are open and seeking for short films from length of 1 minute to a maximum of 15 minutes, entry fee is £10 paid via paypal from our official website www.lochnessfilmfestival.co.uk where we have our guidelines highlighted on our submission page with paypal link and a one page pdf entry form to fill in post along with your film on dvd for us to watch. The deadline is MAY 16TH.

About the format of the festival is we screen short film blocks, one on the Friday night at the Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge from 7pm til 8.30pm then a feature film and feature short from 9pm. On the Saturday at the Craigmonie Theatre we screen 2 short film blocks, one at 3pm-5pm and one at 7-9pm.

On the Sunday and last day of the 3 day festival we host a guerrilla filmmaking day in the hills of loch ness at the Abriachan Hall aimed mainly at kids and families where we teach and try and make short fun films by the children attending from 12-3pm, a good old fashioned scottish barbecue from 3-4pm and then screening in the hall from 4-5pm a series of shorts made by children from loch ness, inverness and surrounding areas.

Szolnok International Film Festival of Fine Arts

CALL FOR ENTRIES

The organisers would like to welcome the filmmakers on the well-known Szolnok International Film Festival of Fine Arts (15-19 October 2014 - Szolnok, Hungary). We expect film entries that were made after January 1, 2012, that present, (re)interpret pieces of art by means of cinematic methods or deal with the life or certain stages of one or more artists (art groups). They also welcome works that discover certain tendencies or periods of fine arts or their social context. Last but not least, they also expect films created by using artistic methods or instruments (e.g. animated and experimental films, features).

Deadline of application: 5th May 2014

Application is possible on the webpage of the film festival (http://festival.tiszamozi.hu )

Address:
Szolnok International Film Festival of Fine Arts
H-5000 Szolnok (Hungary) Templom út 4.

Information:
Paksi Csaba            csaba.paksi@tiszamozi.hu        
Demeter Éva          eva@demeter@tiszamozi.hu 

Bozsik Bella              bell.bozsik@tiszamozi.hu           
Makai István           istvan.makai@tiszamozi.hu 
                                                                                                                                          Hatvani Katalin      katalin.hatvani@gmail.com                                               


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Films Wanted! 3rd Intervideo Talent Award

Tomorrow we will see - "Changes"

Imperfectu: International Film and Gender Festival

Through film, art, and gender studies, Imperfectu: International Film and Gender Festival celebrates and examines the diversity of gender identities and expressions, as well as of sexual identities and orientations, while embracing varied and alternative feminisms.

Imperfectu explores the infinite possibilities that sex, gender and sexuality fields offer to us, questioning the primacy of the conventions to which the binary gender system and heteronormativity limit us. Furthermore, this festival gives room to feminist expressions that know how to include these infinite possibilities in their discourses.

PLACE

The festival will take place in Tijuana, Mexico.
A selection of the screened works in Tijuana will also be presented in Berlin, Germany.

VENUES

Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT)
Tijuana University CUT
Berlin venue TBD

DATES

The festival will be held from April 1st to 6th, 2014 (Tijuana, Mexico).
The dates for the Berlin screenings will be announced later.

 

MEANING

Through the word “imperfectu” we want to give a new value to the concept of imperfection within the gender studies framework. The “-tu” ending avoids the gender morpheme that in Spanish language is used when the noun “imperfection” becomes an adjective. At the same time, this ending makes a reference to the Spanish pronoun “tú” (“you”) in order to create closeness to the individual.

“Imperfectu” is an invented adjective that seeks identification and fraternity between those who somehow transgress the binary system of sex and gender and heteronormativity and, therefore, are seen as outsiders of “normality” and even as “imperfect beings”. Through this festival, what a binary and heteronormative culture reads as “imperfect” is simply read as “non-normative” and, consequently, considered “normal” and celebrated from a second reading that becomes liberal and intelligent.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • 1. To encourage education, analysis and discussion about the relationship that cinema, art and popular culture maintain with gender studies.
  • 2. To open a cultural space that creates visibility for all those communities whose tendencies are different from the conventional concepts of sex, gender and sexuality.
  • 3. To promote art with a gender focus.
  • 4. To celebrate sexual and gender diversity.
  • 5. To create identification and fraternity among all those individuals whose tendencies are different from the conventional concepts of sex, gender and sexuality.
  • 6. To express alternative feminisms that know how to combine their ideologies and movements and sexual and gender diversity.
  • 7. To include. This festival in any way excludes cisgender communities; on the contrary, it seeks the integration of all types of gender and transgender manifestations.
  • 8. To fight homophobia, lesbophobia, biphobia and transphobia, encouraging acceptance and tolerance of all those individuals whose tendencies are different from the conventional concepts of sex, gender and sexuality. Although all these objectives will have an impact directly on Tijuana society, they will also reach the Baja California and the Mexican societies as well as Spanish speaking and English speaking communities through the festival’s publications.

Gothenburg Independent Film Festival (Sweden)

Gothenburg Independent Film Festival is a new upcoming festival for independent film makers arranged by the NGO Film För Fred (film for peace). The festival aspires to acknowledge and inform about the urgent social, environmental and political issues of the world. Using film to approach these questions in artistic and creative ways, we wish to create a common space where organisations, filmmakers and audience from different countries can meet to discuss and cooperate for future projects.

 

 

Bad Film Fest

Not bad meaning bad, but bad meaning good.

The Bad Film Fest aims to be the baddest film festival it can be.

Want to shoot something stupid or ridiculous? Go for it. Don't fear what the audience will think. 
Create for the sake of creating.

 

 

*There Will Be Technical Difficulties*

MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival

 

THE WORLD'S FIRST GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL

 

Join us September 26 to October 5, 2014 when over 100,000 film lovers in over 300 cities across six continents gather in Cinemas, Museums, Universities and Galleries for one purpose...to view and vote on the Finalists' Films in the 17th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. 

What is MANHATTAN SHORT:
{MANHATTAN SHORT is not a touring Festival; rather, it is an instantaneous celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films to great venues and allowing the audiences to select their favorites. If the Film Festival experience truly is about getting great works in front of as many eyes as possible, MANHATTAN SHORT offers the ultimate platform -- one that sees its films screened in Sydney, Mumbai, Moscow, Kathmandu, Vienna, Cape Town to cinemas in all fifty states of the United States and beyond -- Venues for 2014 Click Here for a list of cinemas taking part in 2014

Deadlines: Early Deadline March 1, 2014 - Regular Deadline July 31, 2014

 

Tally Shorts Film Festival

Embracing the medium of short film, Tally Shorts Film Festival is excited to bring a truly unique and independent cinema experience to North Florida with the goal of increasing community awareness and support for film as a cultural and economic asset.  In addition to showcasing cinema from around the world, Tally Shorts is dedicated to preserving, nurturing and cultivating local filmmakers by providing an avenue to network, showcase and discuss all aspects of film.

So show us what’s in your shorts!

 
To submit simply go to http://tallyshorts.com/submit/

 

Tuzla Film Festival

From 10th to 14th of September 2014. Tuzla will host third in a row Tuzla Film Festival. Organizer will provide guests, as previous years, the opportunity to enjoy superb films, meetings with actors , directors and other film professionals.
 
The festival will be based on five categories : feature-length and short films , animation and documentaries , and "Shoot with anything". Films entering the competition categories are South Slavic, and coming from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro. Directors of the South Slavic origin can also apply.
 
TFF 2013 visited Nikola Kojo , Mira Banjac , Zijad Gračić , Jorge Fuentes , Daniel Utješanović , Zdenka Gold , Bobo Jelcic , Dalibor Matanic , Miroslav Momcilovic , Dragan Marinkovic , Milan Lucic , Momcilo Mrdaković , Igor Turčinović , Ismar Mujezinovic , Ivan Ramadan and many other well-known and lesser-known filmmakers . Within TFF 2012 guests were our Emir Hadzihafizbegovic,Miroslav Momcilovic , Milos Samolov , Dragan Marinkovic , Ademir Kenović , Elma Tataragic , Lazar Ristovski , Janko Baljak .
 
Currently a team of MF works on preparation activities within the TFF of 2014. Team of TFF will this year be on several international film festivals such as the Berlinale and Cannes Film Festival . It is important to stress that slowly but surely Tuzla Film Festival is becoming a regional European festival  and expanding from the local to the regional level .
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