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Call For Entries - 19.95 Script Entry Fee - 5000 in Awards

Post your script online. Get feedback. Win awards.

Screenwriters post their scripts online for a limited time low entry fee of only $19.95. Members review and critique the scripts. Highest script from the member votes and judges votes win awards valued over $5000. Sponsored awards include: Great American Pitchfest -- pitching to 0ver 100 execs! Robert McKee's Story Seminar, Inktip, Script Pipeline, Virtual Pitchfest, Movie Outline, software and consultations and more!

Free to register on our community and check it out! Free to post loglines, synopses, short scripts, trailers and more into our free monthly contests to win awards!

www.ScreenplayFest.com

Final deadline for this contest is August 18th.  We have further contests throughout the year but the enty fee will be higher.

Logline Movie Idea Contest -- FREE -- Win Awards -- Call For Entries

Post your logline / movie idea online. Get feedback and reviews. Win awards. Completely FREE to submit!

ScreenplayFest.com welcomes filmmakers, screenwriters, executives, and anyone with a movie idea! Free to register and submit on our website. Submit free loglines, synopses, movie trailers, short scripts -- start your own blog, submit movie reviews, befriend members from your area, discuss topics, and more!

Win monthly awards from our sponsors: top script consultant Wendy Kram fro LA4HIRE, Inktip, Great American Pitchfest, Script Pipeline, Virtual Pitchfest, Robert McKee, Movie Outline, and more!

 

www.ScreenplayFest.com to submit!

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

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.

 

LA Shorts Screenplay Competition

Finalists are invited to attend a table reading of the script for a live audience during LA Shorts Fest. The readings are performed by professional actors and actresses in front of an audience, who will vote on their favorites. These votes, along with the scores of the readers, determine the winner.

 

 


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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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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/

 

New York International Short Film Festival (NY Shorts Fest)

The NY Shorts Fest provides a showcase for the best short-form cinema and its creators in the world. Created by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences accredited Los Angeles International Short Film Festival.

We feel that short form cinema and its creators should have their own premiere film festival in New York deserving similar recognition given to the feature film and its creators.

The 3rd NY Shorts Fest will be held in May 2014. 

Submit online www.NYshortsFest.com

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2014

The ESFF is currently accepting submissions from talented filmmakers who would like to screen a film at the weeklong festival in June 2014. Whether you are a student filmmaker or have been in the industry for years, we’d like to hear from you.

The ESFF is a fast-growing festival in Scotland’s capital, a city famous for its dynamic, cutting-edge cultural scene. All genres of film will be considered; we’ve screened animation, drama, comedy, documentary and art house film in the past. What we’re really looking for are films that hook the audience with their beautifully realised ideas, innovative narratives and inspiring techniques.

Last year, we screened 98 films to hundreds of guests across some of the most prominent arts venues in the city. We received films from 14 countries across the world and international filmmakers from as far afield as Abu Dhabi and Chile joined us, participating in our workshops and attending screenings.

Our plans for the ESFF in 2014 are bigger and better than ever; not only will you get the chance to screen your film at this prominent event, but we’d also like to invite you to participate in workshops and attend the ESFF closing party where you can mingle with other like-minded filmmakers while possibly picking up one of the prizes on offer. All entries will be considered to participate in our forthcoming film festival in Shanghai.

The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival is the only independent international film festival for, by and about the Brooklyn indie film scene. Founded in 2011, The AoBFF screens work by Brooklyn-born, Brooklyn-based and Brooklyn-centric filmmakers. That is, those who live or work in the borough; were born, raised and/or spent significant time here (no matter where they live now); and international films that were inspired by Brooklyn. We are unique in that every film we show has a connection to Brooklyn’s indie film scene — in the borough and around the world.

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 are as diverse, vital and international as the borough itself. And everyone is invited to our party.

Categories include Features, Shorts, Documentaries and Animation in all genres. Special categories include the Dark Side for horror/ suspense/ noir and Film As Art for non-linear/experimental/avant-garde films.

For full submission info and to enter via Withoutabox, go to aobff.org

 


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The Box Short Film Festival

The Box is coming!

 

In 2014, Out the Box is giving local filmmakers the chance to shine on the grandest stage around.

 

The Box Short Film Competition is here to inspire you to write, create, and compete for space on the big screen and achieve your maximum potential. With judging by industry pros, and awards for the best in their class, this competition promises to be a hugely exciting event.

All shortlisted films will be presented at the Box Film Festival in Newbury, launched to celebrate local filmmaking talent and to provide the opportunity for you to meet and network with your creative peers. The Out the Box Performance Group is dedicated to connecting writers, directors, shooters and actors, in order to help and encourage people to fulfil their creative dreams.

So, if you love film, seize your chance to enter the competition before the closing date 31st Jan 2014. Your film must be an original piece between 3 and 15 minutes long, and have been completed within the last year.  Entrants should be lcoated within a 20 mile radius of Newbury, Berkshire, UK.

Whether you work in film for a living, or do it just for fun, this is a fantastic opportunity to get your work seen by the wider community. We are looking for individual style, fine writing and great execution.  Whatever the genre - comedy, tragedy or horror – we want to see it!

If you are interested in registering to enter the competition, or simply would like more information on the festival, please email us at outthebox.secretary@gmail.com to receive your entry pack.

 

Aesthetica Short Film Festival

Now an established and dynamic player on the UK film festival circuit, the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (7-10 November 2013) is a celebration of independent film from across the world, and an outlet for championing and supporting short filmmaking.

Spanning all genres including drama, documentary, animation, comedy, music video, thriller, experimental and artists’ film, the festival showcases films across 15 distinct and historic locations in the city of York. Moving between medieval halls, ancient city walls, galleries and museums, the festival invites visitors to create their own unique viewing experience.

ASFF also presents across York, a series of masterclasses and workshops with leading industry figures, working with such organisations as BAFTA, Channel 4, Film4, Warp Films, Raindance, Sheffield Doc/Fest and many more. There are also guest screenings, networking opportunities and special events throughout the weekend. For tickets and passes for these events please visit www.asff.co.uk

15-minutes of Fame in Florida

The festival welcomes entries from all over the world, including Narratives, Documentaries, Music Videos, and Animation.  Please see our website for further information:  (Click here


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The 3rd Annual Angeleno Film Festival

The 3rd Annual Angeleno Film Festival has been accepting film submission throughout 2013.  The award ceremony and screenings will be happening this November, 2013.  The 2nd Annual Angeleno Film Festival was held September 20, 2012 and you can view a complete list of winners and photos from the award ceremony at www.angelenofest.com.

Photos from the 2nd ceremony below.

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