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Project Native Environmental Film Festival

  1. Project Native seeks submissions for the 5th Annual Environmental Film Festival. For the past four years Project Native has hosted a successful environmental film festival in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. Our environmental film festival showcases documentaries selected for their artistry and illumination of global issues and actions that impact our future. Each year we select a variety of films that are both educational and entertaining to give people a feeling that environmental solutions are within our grasp and do-­‐able.

    Films are selected for their support of the mission of Project Native to encourage the stewardship of the planet while serving to educate, inspire, enrage and engage viewers. In addition, we seek to show films that have not been widely distributed in the area.

  2. The festival is unique in that it is the only film festival presented free of charge to the community. By making it a free event, we hope to share information about current environmental issue to everyone in our community.

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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Innsbruck Nature Film Festival 2014

The INFF – an International Film Festival on the subject of nature & environment – takes place in 2014 for the second time. Professional filmmakers, as well as amateurs and young talents are cordially invited to participate. The deadline for applications is August 15, 2014. A renowned expert jury will select the winners in each category. There are no submission fees!

We are looking forward to your contribution! 

The categories for the 2014 INFF are:
- Documentary
- Feature Film
- Short Film
- Youngsters

Find detailed information: http://www.inff.eu/en/competition.html
or check our Facebook-site: https://www.facebook.com/inff.eu

Viva Terlingua Fest

Viva Terlingua Fest - 1st annual event - in Terlingua & Lajitas Texas. August 14-17, 2014. Bracelets for all 4 days are only $20!

More information at https://viva-terlingua.com

Cucalorus Film Festival

The 20th annual Cucalorus Film Festival takes place November 12-16, 2014 in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. The non-competitive festival showcases more than 200 films from all over the world and attracts an accumulated audience of 14,800 cultural travelers who come to celebrate the art-form and connect with peers. The festival's spirited celebration has been recognized as a breeding ground for young artists, new ideas and lifelong friendships. Festival programs focus on dance, music videos, emerging artists, social justice, works-in-progress, and international cinema. Cucalorus creates an opportunity for intimate engagement between audience and artist through the festival’s retreat-like atmosphere, resulting in friendships that extend far beyond the festival’s 5-day celebration.

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.

Metamora Films Festival

Metamora Films Festival (Online) showcases independent film from all over the world. We are specifically looking for documentaries and short narrative films that are meaningful, can tell a inspirational story, and has the power to make a difference in the world.

To submit your film:

1. Submit using Film Freeway 2. Mail us your submission with payment to: Metamora Films Festival 270 S. 3000 W. Syracuse, Utah 84075

If mailing, please include the following information: Original Title, English Title, Genre, Running Time, Language, Year of Production, Country, Cast [if any], Director, Your Email, Website [if any], Your Address, and student ID (if applicable)

*PLEASE NOTE: Official Selections will need to provide one of the following for the online festival: A Flash Video File (sent through We Transfer) YouTube, Vimeo or Google Video Online Link. Awards & Prizes Best Documentary Best Short Film Best Student Film Most Inspirational

Film Rules & Terms

1. The Metamora Films Festival does NOT accept films that contain nudity or extreme violence. 2. The Metamora Films Festival proudly accepts documentaries and short films of all lengths. Films must have been produced within the last 5 years. 3. There will be four winning categories: Best documentary, best short film, best student film, and most inspirational film. 4. The Student category is open to students only. The submitted film must have been created while the film's director or directors were enrolled at a school, college, or university. Proof of enrollment, such a copy of a student I.D., must be included with the submission. 5. Selected films will be notified on or very close to October 10, 2014 6. The festival organizers reserve the right to include selected films in any category deemed appropriate. Organizers also reserve the right to program selected films as many times during the festival as they see fit. 7. All submission fees paid by check, cash or money order must be in U.S. funds. Films submitted without the correct payment will be disqualified.

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.

 

LOOKOUT WILD FILM FESTIVAL

The Lookout Wild Film Festival is an outdoor adventure and conservation festival in Chattanooga, Tenn., that aims to celebrate what we call "wild" films. We are looking for projects that celebrate the wild places around the Southeast, North America and the world.

Topics of such films may include — but are not limited to — exploration, conservation, nature, wildlife, survival and outdoor activities such as adventure sports. Some sports/activities we hope to encompass are: rock climbing, cycling, paddling, hiking, hang gliding, skiing, running, mountain biking, fishing, birding, snowshoeing, caving, boarding (snow, wake, skate and others), horseback riding, surfing, multisport, slack lining, base jumping and whatever else people are doing outside.

We are looking for narrative and documentary films, feature-length, shorts and everything in between.

But beyond any specific activity or theme, the LWFF board is looking for films that share our love of the outdoors and storytelling. We want films that take us places we can't go — or haven't gone yet. We want films that help us see things with a new perspective.

Films will be shown over three days at the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo.

Chattanooga is a youthful, growing outdoor mecca drawing in top experts and athletes from around the United States. The city are also garnering attention from media outlets and tourism groups, headlined by Outside Magazine calling the Scenic City its "Best City Ever" in 2011 and the New York Times declaring that Chattanooga has the fastest Internet speeds in the country in 2010.

We believe that the Lookout Wild Film Festival will be key part of Chattanooga's continued growth as a destination for both outdoor enthusiasts and young, techie creatives. We hope to see you here!

 

Crystal Palace International Film Festival, London, UK

Crystal Palace International Film Festival is London's coolest film festival, each night is held in a funky venue with great food and drink served and often with a running theme. It has proved to be a very popular format as last year all nights were completely sold out! CPIFF aims to promote and showcase only the best quality independent films from all over the world so if you are selected you know your film is up there with the best.

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 CPIFF Awards given for Best in Category.

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.

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.

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).

MOSCA | Mostra Audiovisual de Cambuquira (Cambuquira Short Film Festival)

MOSCA – The Cambuquira Short Film Festival - is focused on the diffusion of Brazilian and foreign audio-visual productions, as well as promoting a critical film-going public. The festival program includes Brazilian films screening, special programs of foreign movies, debates, workshops, exhibitions, children's activities and a bar-restaurant. Since 2005, MOSCA has been contributing to the revival of film-going rituals in this small town, while also providing and expanding cultural and artistic opportunities for the local population.

MOSCA 9 will unfold from 13 – 17 August, 2014, in the Brazilian town of Cambuquira, located in the south of Minas Gerais, and otherwise renowned for its naturally mineral springs. The festival is warmly held at Cine Elite - an old city cinema that had been closed for about 20 years, but which in 2001 was lovingly restored by the cultural institution “Espaço Cultural Sinhá Prado”.

Cinetopia film festival

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Cinetopia is a participatory film festival, screening films from all over the world. During one week in the beginning of september anyone can take part in the festival as a host and arrange a screening. The festival creates a network between independent cinemas as well as other public organizations, and private individuals with an interest in screening films. And filmmakers around the world. 

 

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.

Duhok International FIlm Festival

Kurdistan covers in big parts the region of former Mesopotamia. Being one of the oldest cultures in the world, Mesopotamia is widely considered as the cradle of civilisation, where writing was invented and the origins of philosophy can be traced back to. With its ancient, highly developed and socially complex states it had a profound impact on the development of the western civilisation and culture.

The Duhok International Film Festival wishes to return a cultural identity to this region, so that it is perceived again as a place of development instead of a place of political conflict. The fertile land that Mesopotamia once presented is now the land that can breathe quality, cinema and epic stories, growing to new strength.

The festival aims to showcase innovative films of high artistic value with a notable handwriting made throughout the world. It shall work as a pinnacle point for all wishing to learn more about the possibilities the Kurdish regions have to offer. Duhok IFF wishes to create an atmosphere of exchange between different cultures and human values. The city becomes an encounter of civilisations, where ancient culture connects with modern culture and the Kurdish film landscape with world cinema. Unique film experiences can be made and people can share their thirst for new discoveries and a passion for cinema in all its diversity.

A major task of the festival is to build a bridge between Kurdish film production and worldwide filmmaking. It wishes to create a launch platform for films from Kurdistan, taking the pulse of new tendencies and offering the opportunity to explore a terrain opening up in contemporary filmmaking. As a unique festival in this region, it understands itself as a forge for new talents and meeting place for up and coming filmmakers.

The programme does not only present a wide selection of international productions from all over the world, it also aims to spotlight Kurdish film in the world’s film landscape. It focusses both on new films from the four parts of Kurdistan (Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey), as well as on films from abroad including films made by Kurdish filmmakers who live in Diaspora.

It is time to open ourselves to the thoughts, images, myths and stories of Kurdistan, to its culture, to its films. Welcome to Duhok!

The Duhok International Film Festival is organised by the General Directorate of Culture, Arts, Sports and Youth of Duhok City and by the Cinema Directorate Duhok in cooperation with mîtosfilm Berlin.

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.

(In)Justice for All Film Festival

In line with the vision of The Next Movement . . .

The U.S. justice system is inhumane and immoral, and can only be changed through the efforts of everyday people passionately working to educate and inform their communities. Core to our success is the conviction that America is committing an incredible injustice on entire populations of its own citizens, and that brought to light, average Americans will become allies in the fight for justice and human rights.

. . . the (In)Justice for All Film Festival (IFAFF) will bring to audiences films that explore our current criminal justice system – police, courts, and corrections – and the for-profit industries that feed at this trough of human misery. We will share the stories of the millions that are relegated to second-class citizenship under an unforgiving system.

We will show better ways that exist in other countries and even best practices right here in America. IFAFF will screen feature length documentaries, as well as topical shorts, with themes covering the following subjects:
 

  • The War on Drugs and its effect on individuals, families, and society

  • The science of addiction

  • The politicization of crime and punishment

  • Global alternatives to imprisonment

  • Incarceration’s impacts on men, women, and children (inside and out)

  • Restorative Justice – Restoring Community Health

  • Good Cop/Bad Cop – Discretionary Police Power

  • History of Incarceration

  • Mental Health in America

  • Immigration

  • The Gang Alternative

  • Prison Reform Movements

  • Politically Motivated Imprisonment

  • Prison Profiteers – The corporations that profit from prison growth

The power of film to educate and influence, to inspire and engage, and to ultimately exponentially grow the numbers of active allies in the fight to end the embarrassing injustice that mass incarceration represents, is the catalyst for the (In)Justice for All Film Festival.

Cinéma du réel

Since it was founded 36 years ago, the Cinéma du réel has become France’s foremost documentary film festival. Open to a diversity of writings, creative forms and ideas, the festival draws a large, faithful and curious audience.

The festival’s venues: Centre Pompidou, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, the Forum de Images, the Nouveau Latina, as well as several film theatres in the Ile-de-France area.

 

ON THE FESTIVAL’S SCREENS:

 

> INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 11 films.

> FRENCH COMPETITION: 10 films.

> INTERNATIONAL FIRST FILMS COMPETITION: 9 films.

> INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS COMPETITION: 10 films.

 

> NIGHT HAS MANY EYES

Could it be that night defies “realism”? From black to overly bright, from town to forest, from the beginnings of cinema to contemporary experiments, night escapes us, reveals itself or becomes transfigured. 

Proposed and programmed by Marie-Pierre Duhamel Muller

In partnership with the French Film Archives and the Centre Pompidou.

 

> Portugal, 25 APRIL 1974 – UMA TENTATIVA DE AMOR

For the 40th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution, an anthology of films shot during this enchanted interval, filled with hope, energy and freedom. With films by Rui Simões, João César Monteiro, António Campos, Robert Kramer, Pedro Costa and others.

Programme by Federico Rossin.

Partnered by the Cinemateca Portuguesa/Museu do Cinema and Apordoc, the Portuguese association for documentary film. With assistance of the Instituto Camões and the participation of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation France Delegation.

 

> RAYMONDE CARASCO & RÉGIS HÉBRAUD: AT WORK

A full retrospective of the films by Carasco, who spent 20 years travelling through the lands of the Tarahumara Indians with her husband, the cameraman and editor, Régis Hébraud.

Programme by Nicole Brenez, together with Régis Hébraud.

 

> BY WAY OF… JEAN ROUCH

For the 10th anniversary of the filmmaker’s death, Cinéma du réel proposes two journeys through his work:

- ethno-fiction: a two-session workshop to pay tribute to this pioneer of ethno-cinema.

- Parisian wanderings: following in the filmmaker’s footsteps through the streets of Paris.

Partnered by the French Film Archives, the Comité du film ethnographique and the Fondation Jean Rouch.

 

> ARRESTED CINEMA

After Syria in 2012 and Iran in 2013, this year Arrested Cinema questions documentary production in Russia. Given the lack of funding and the non-diffusion of existing films, is self-censorship  a necessary alternative?

Partnered by Arte Actions culturelles

 

> JOHN BERGER – WAYS OF TELLING

For the French re-edition of Another Way of Telling, a spotlight on the works of John Berger, with screenings of Ways of Listening by Colin MacCabe, where the writer talks with Tilda Swinton, and Timothy Neat’s Play me something.

 

> PREVIEWS

- Joaquim Pinto: screening of E agora? Lembra me, awarded at the Locarno Festival and a master class at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

- La Ultima Pelicula by Raya Martin and Mark Peranson.

 

>>> Cinéma du reel is also: discussions, workshops and professional round tables (including a guided tour of Claire Simon’s webdoc, Gare du Nord, a concert inspired by A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness by Ben Rivers and Ben Russel, “hors les murs” screenings in the Île de France area and beyond…” 

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.

Porny Days Sexfilmfestival Zurich

True to David Reuben's classic book "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask " we love movies that give us new insights on topics like sexual liberation, erotic fantasies, BDSM, sexual shame, cultural sexual differences, the "new" prudery, pornography, the impact of the internet porn on our sexuality and sex activism. The discourse with the filmmakers and actors is very important to us. Therefore we try to invite as many protagonists and directors as possible to our festival and thus offer the audience the opportunity for a dialogue.

The selection-commitee is looking forward to all kind of films about all kinds of sexuality. Any durations and genres are welcome and can be submitted, fiction, shorts, experimental and documentaries.

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.

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