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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. 

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.

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.

Indie Boots Film Festival

Indie Boots features independent film and theatre with different perspectives on whose stories are worth telling, what's funny, and how the world works. We hope Indie Boots events prompt both laughter and dialogue, entertaining audiences and inspiring discussion.

Depth Of Field International Film Festival Fall

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

Guaranteed distributor review by World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation (WWMPC.COM) among others, for our select few ‘Best Of’ winners based on sufficient qualified entries

The chance to thereby be included in one of that distributor’s buyers’ packets on the world film market

A festival that is run as a virtual competition:  We invest in getting distributor recognition for quality films to give them a life beyond a one-time festival showing, instead of wasting money and time on renting a theatre and having a party

  1. -All Official Selections/Winners have their trailers shown on WRPN.TV entertainment news next to Hollywood celebrity interviews -All Official Selections/Winners have their trailers shown on DOFIFF.COM -Any film that is rejected will receive a personal letter explaining what elements caused the rejection (unlike other fests who never give any explanation at all) -FREE Earlybird entry of any rejected film, into DOFIFF’s next competition, upon completion of the suggested corrections outlined in your rejection letter -$20 flat fee for ALL STUDENT FILM ENTRIES regardless of deadline status -Unique Category distinctions: ---“Dust Collector” category for pre-2009 films ---”Epic” category for films running longer than 116 minutes ---“Tight Shorts” and “Loose Shorts” distinction between running times of less than 14 minutes and those between 15-59 minutes ---“Horror” and “Sci-Fi” have been separated into two distinct categories -In addition to awards being given to films themselves, awards are also given in dozens of sub-categories, such as lead actor/actress, cinematography, creativity/originality, direction, special effects, research, makeup, etc.  See DOFIFF.COM 'submit sub cat' page, for more information.

Depth Of Field International Film Festival Spring

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

-Guaranteed distributor review by World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation (WWMPC.COM) among others, for our select few ‘Best Of’ winners based on sufficient qualified entries

  1. -The chance to thereby be included in one of that distributor’s buyers’ packets on the world film market
  2. -A festival that is run as a virtual competition:  We invest in getting distributor recognition for quality films to give them a life beyond a one-time festival showing, instead of wasting money and time on renting a theatre and having a party
  3. -All Official Selections/Winners have their trailers shown on WRPN.TV entertainment news next to Hollywood celebrity interviews
  4. -All Official Selections/Winners have their trailers shown on DOFIFF.COM
  5. -Any film that is rejected will receive a personal letter explaining what elements caused the rejection (unlike other fests who never give any explanation at all)
  6. -FREE Earlybird entry of any rejected film, into DOFIFF’s next competition, upon completion of the suggested corrections outlined in your rejection letter
  7. -$20 flat fee for ALL STUDENT FILM ENTRIES regardless of deadline status
  8. Unique Category distinctions 
  9. “Dust Collector” category for pre-2009 films
  10. ”Epic” category for films running longer than 116 minutes
  11. “Tight Shorts” and “Loose Shorts” distinction between running times of less than 14 minutes and those between 15-59 minutes
  12. “Horror” and “Sci-Fi” have been separated into two distinct categories
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Fling! Film Festival

Fling! 2015 is evolving, alongside celebrating the best in youth and adventure film. Based in the Highlands of Scotland we are the perfect location to present adventure/ action shorts whether skateboarding, parkour, biking, graffiti or place hacking. If you make films and are involved in one of these practices then please submit for 2015. We are also welcoming fiction and documentary shorts and features.

The Fling! Film festival is an event that showcases the work of young film makers from across the world and the best in cinema. The festival is held in the idyllic scenery of Tain in the Scottish Highlands. Hundreds of people participated in the workshops and came to watch the shorts and feature films. We considered 2014 a resounding success and aim to build on this for 2015.  

For the 2015 festival we are expanding the event to encompass more short films and a competitive feature element.

Real Film Festival

The Real Film Festival is a three-day community, arts and Industry event showcasing documentaries, independent short and feature films based on true stories. The Program comprises of film screenings, Industry workshops, panel discussions, networking events and film competitions for filmmakers of all ages and experience. Festival Program The Festival will be held in Newcastle, NSW from November 7-9, 2014 across a number of venues within the CBD, including Tower Cinemas, Newcastle Museum, The Lock-Up, Newcastle Film & Media School, The Production Hub, Limelight Studios & Civic Park. The Festival Program includes a variety of entertainment including the Opening Night Gala held at Tower Cinemas with a party to follow at one of Newcastle's unique venues, The Lock-Up. The Festival will also deliver an Open Air Cinema in Civic Park, film screenings at Tower Cinema and short film screenings at Newcastle Museum and a variety of other locations as well as a number of networking events. The festival will also screen a series of short films throughout the weekend as part of the City Evolutions projections program. The educational component of the Real Film Festival will see innovative Film Industry development workshops and talks held at the Lock-Up and other locations across the weekend. On Friday 7 November we will be holding 8 Industry Development workshops aimed at emerging film makers followed up on the Saturday with 2 further industry workshops, talks and industry panel discussion. Through networking events the Festival will continue to connect inbound and local filmmakers with the established arts community and businesses based in the region. Website www.realfilmfestival.com.au

Apostle Islands International Film Festival

HONORING AND ENCOURAGING THE INDEPENDENT FILM MAKER

A TRIBUTE TO HOLLYWOODS GOLDEN ERA

Focus on traditional film making, remembering Hollywood’s golden era. With emphasis on story and character driven material and inspired by the growing global demand for good entertainment in the 21st century.

The Apostle Islands International Film Festival (AIIFF) aims to connect filmmakers and talented people.  Our core focus is on traditional filmmaking, remembering Hollywood’s golden era. With emphasis on Story and Character driven material and inspired by the growing global demand for good entertainment in the 21st Century.

Clean Shorts Film Festival

Clean Shorts Film Festival is an excellent opportunity for independent filmmakers to screen their films to a welcoming audience in a hospitable environment on the campus of Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center, nestled in the wooded rural area of Choctaw, Oklahoma.

Clean Shorts is established for filmmakers who are open to producing films that are appropriate for a wide array of audiences, and rewards those whose creativity excels in various categories.

Clean Shorts thrives to create a climate that nurtures filmmaker networking and camaraderie with the added excitement of competition. Our goal is to stimulate the passion of veteran and aspiring filmmakers bringing them together to expand the growth of the independent film industry.

The inaugural Clean Shorts Film Festival will take place April 3-4, 2015, in the beautiful Seminar Center of Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center in Choctaw, Oklahoma.

Of course short films are our specialty, but on Opening Night, we will screen one very special feature film (TBA soon!), including a filmmaker panel featuring cast & crew!

The Closing Night Festivities will conclude with an Awards Presentation, in which top films will receive accolades in several categories, including Student Films and Music Videos.

Don’t miss what is sure to be one of the coolest, filmmaker-oriented festivals on the circuit!

Early Bird Deadline: October 31, 2014

Entry Fee: $10

Submit Now!

 

 

 

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”.

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