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The SR - Socially Relevant Film Festival New York launches its 4th annual edition with an open for call for entries May 11. Following the hugely successful three past annual editions with a combines 157 films screened from 35 countries, the fourth edition is scheduled to take place March 13-19, 2017 at the Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas and The School of Visual Arts Social Documentary Film Campus in New York City, with additional parallel venues for special events.
Founded by Actor FilmmakerNora Armani, the festival covers a wide range of socially relevant issues films and feature film scripts that deal with: the Environment, Racial Discrimination, Immigration, Gender issues, LGBT, Child/Teen Issues, Education, Global Health, Poverty, Unemployment, Business Greed, Undocumented Populations, War and Conflict aftermaths, Climate Change, to name a few. The competition categories program films in the Short, Documentary and Narrative feature categories as well as unproduced film scripts.
Prizes include consultation by The Candy Factory to package the winning narrative feature for theatrical and digital distribution. VOD release courtesy of IndiePix for the documentary feature winner. Ninety minutes of consultation with Cinema Libre Studio for the winning documentary in addition to a 25% discount on a post production package. Film equipment rental packages are offered for winners from partner companies such as Resolution Rentals. And free membership is offered by SundanceNow Doc Club. Curated titles from the short category in the festival are offered digital distribution by IndiePix. Scriptwriting software is offered by Final Draft and a free of charge inclusion on InkTip of the winning script promotes exposure and discovery. A special trophy, the Sona Vessel, designed and donated by Michael Aram adds elegance to the awards. Additional prizes include cash and in-kind offers, as well as special category/thematic awards such as: The Vanya Exerjian Empowering Women and Girls Award, The Women Film Critics Circle Award, The Social Justice Award, The Humanitarian Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award, and more. Filmmakers selected in the Socially Relevant Film Festival NY get further exposure in such partner festivals as Cannes, Austin, The Other Israel, Reelabilities, and SRFF-Paris, in addition to screening at the Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas.
The 3rd edition of the festival opened on March 14, 2016 with a distinguished panel including Pulitzer Prize winning author Robert Schenkkan, widely published novelists Marc Levy, Brigitte Gauthier and Lila Azam Zanganeh on adapting the novel for the screen at Albertine Books of the French Consulate in NYC. The red carpet screenings were graced by Gretchen Carlson, Cynthia Gibb, Ahmed Atef, Stavroula Toska, Jet Scouten, Linda Stoltenberg and other participating filmmakers at the Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas through March 20, 2016.
A team of distinguished international jury members including Jacqueline Ada (CNC- France), Marc Duret (Outlanders), Claus Mueller (filmfestivals.com), Nicole Ansari-Cox (actor), Antoine de Baecque (Cahiers du Cinema, Prix Goncourt) present a number of awards annually to narrative and documentary features, shorts, scripts, and works by women filmmakers. The festival features Industry Panels by partner and sponsor industry players such as Cinema Libre Studio, Candy Factory, IndiePix, Maro Chermayeff at the School of Visual Arts Social Documentary Film Department. Visit festival website for more information and to learn about the winner of previous editions:www.ratedsrfilms.org
Submissions are accepted throughhttps://filmfreeway.com/festival/SRFF or through the festival’s website and via email firstname.lastname@example.org. Use code CAN16 for an additional discount combined with the already reduced Early Bird submission fee. See you in March 2017 in New York City!
When communities are caught in the depths of conflict and oppression, and survival becomes part of everyday life, why do people continue to create? When arms and air raids, ceasefires and aid fail to bring an end to such situations, what can art offer and what can it change?
CREATE Film Festival seeks to examine and explore the issue of creativity in sites of conflict; to offer a unique opportunity to see not only the different ways in which creativity can fuel change, but the truly exceptional talent that exists in some of the world’s most challenging contexts, where people have to think creatively about everything in order to survive.
Creativity as resistance; as understanding; as peace building; as voice; as messenger; as an alternative. Film In Place of War.
UnCensor your thoughts…Claim your Freedom…Join the Movement of making “freedomfilms”!
OneTree Fest of FreedomFilms is a big, pan-India online film festival open to all young persons under30 years of age.
There is no entry fee of any kind. Winners to get attractive cash awards, trophies, internship opportunities with production houses and a large exposure in the digital space.
What’s a “freedom film”?
You have the freedom to choose any subject under the Sun. Freedom to use any kind of approach or style or treatment of the subject. Freedom to choose the kind of language demanded by your subject as in the digital world there is no censorship. You have the freedom from the tyranny of technology as you can use any camera that you can get your hands on!
Guidelines & Rules
Categories of films you can submit
“Nano” film: Between 1 and 7 minutes including titles etc fiction or non-fiction.
“Shrt” film: Between 7 and 25 minutes including titles etc fiction or non-fiction.
How does it work?
After the film submission deadline, a Panel of Jury will select 40 films from each category. These shortlisted films will be put up on the FreedomFilms Channel on YouTube for a period of 1 month. The top 7 films from each category will be selected based on the online views/”likes” and assessment of Jury of Industry Celebrities. You can invite your friends, family and relatives to watch and like them and increase your chances of making it to the top 7 films. The prize distribution will be an on ground event where Panel of Jury consisting of film personalities will talk about the selected 7 films and announce the winners. The whole event will be streaming live on the internet too! Thereafter, the 40 selected movies in each category will continue to be shown on the FreedomFilms Channel for a year..
Who can participate?
Any person under 30 years on the first day of the Festival.
There is no entry fee for participating in the Competition.
A person can send up to 3 entries per category.
There is no restriction on the number of students participating from one institute.
The Director, Camera-person and Editor of a film necessarily have to be under 30. If needed, older actors and other crewmembers can be used.
OneTree believes that the contents of a film, originality and innovativeness are important dimensions of a young person’s film.
Participants are free to use any camera/ technology available to them.
While participants have complete freedom in selecting a film’s theme, story, approach and style, all laws of the land need to be respected (incl those relating to obscenity, defamation, copyright and inciting communal disharmony).
Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (제천국제음악영화제, JIMFF) strives to be both a celebration of film set in Jecheon City and music for all generations and musical tastes. Jecheon is located in Chungcheongbuk province in central Korea.
If you also think toothpaste industry only exists to legitimate teethbrush’s, if you also already noticed the odd similarities between a man’s thumb and a chicken nugget, if you also are not stupid enough to believe David Bowie’s death was only a coincidence, then time has come for you to GO OUT, FILM, TELL FIBS AND SUBMIT !
On Vous Ment Mockumentary Film festival will take place from May,27th to 29th at Ciné Mourguet in Sainte-Foy Lès Lyon (near Lyon, France).
This one of a kind event is dedicated to mockumentary genre films, that is to say fiction films that follow the conventions of documentary. This festival claims to be a place of reflexion about the influence and the manipulation of images.
Campaigning for artistic freedom to expand at its best, our festival is open to professional productions as well as self-produced films.
During a weekend of celebrating the mockumentary genre, we want deconstruction, punk amusement and childish gullibility to coexist.
The submitted films will be seen and put to the vote by a prestigious jury – no pressure, cool it ! - and the winners will be awarded with prizes.
Si vous aussi vous pensez que l’industrie du dentifrice n’existe que pour porter celle de la brosse à dent, si vous avez déjà remarqué les étranges similitudes entre le pouce d’un humain et un aileron de poulet ou bien si vous non plus n’êtes pas dupes face au décès de David Bowie survenu 9 jours pile après celui de Michel Delpech, alors le temps est venu. SORTEZ, FILMEZ, RACONTEZ et ENVOYEZ.
Le festival On vous ment! se tiendra du 27 au 29 mai 2016 dans le Ciné Mourguet de Sainte-Foy Lès Lyon.
Le Festival On Vous ment est né du désir commun de Matteo Migliaccio et Nicolas Landais d’honorer le genre faux documentaire beaucoup trop méconnu par le grand public.
Il se veut un lieu de remise en question de cette barrière si poreuse entre ction et documentaire. Un lieu de ré exion sur l’impact des images et leurs manipulations. Militant pour la liberté artistique la plus large possible, notre festival est ouvert autant aux productions professionnelles qu’aux autoproductions.
A travers un week-end pour célébrer le genre, nous souhaitons que coexistent l’esprit d’analyse de fond (Les Tables rondes en seront le principal apôtre), la déconstruction, le divertissement punk et la crédulité enfantine – eh oui, c’est possible !
Films that...Entertain...Educate...InspireThe 2016 Denton Black Film Festival (DBFF) will showcase films that entertain, educate, inspire, and communicate Black American cultural themes to the broader community as expressed through movies and art that reflect cultural mindset and changes through several generations of film-making. The 2016 Denton Black Film Festival (DBFF) is a month long expo of engaging and entertaining films and events, culminating in a major screening of over 25 award-winning and/or though provoking films January 29-31. The Festival offers programming for the family inspired by the African-American experience. DBFF seeks to offer the works of local, national and international filmmakers, that often are not seen by a broad audience and may not be recognized through major theatrical release.
Literal Magazine is ready for the 3rd edition of Literally Short Film Festival! Literally Short is an event initiated by our drive to bridge all cultures onto one collaborative stage that stimulates international artistic expression. Our mission is to promote innovative approaches to social change through the arts and cultural influences. Our passion for film lies in its exquisite capacity to merge a multitude of arts into one vision; thus, Literally Short Film Festival seeks to dissolve all geographical boundaries into one platform that equally voices all cultures.
Mirror Mountain Film Festival brings the very best in independent, underground, and alternative cinema to Canada’s capital. Mirror Mountain is an inclusive festival that welcomes all types of films and brings together all types of people to share in the collective cinema experience. In addition to film screenings, our annual festival features live performances, parties, panel discussions, Q&A sessions and more.
Join us for the first ICE Film Fest held in conjunction with the Independent Creator's Expo on February 20, 2016 at the Ramada Plaza in Dayton, Ohio.
Founded in 2013, the Independent Creator's Expo celebrates independent expression in all forms, including music, film, comics, animation and small press. Deciding to expand, the Independent Creator's Expo partnered with Frankly Zoe Productions to present the ICE Film Fest. We will be screening 6 features and 18 shorts in two large screening rooms at the hotel.
Our panel of judges, all with extensive backgrounds in independent filmmaking, will select the films from all entries. There will be prizes awarded for Best Feature, Best Short, Audience Choice, and Best of Fest.
We are seeking all genres including documentaries of any length; feature films that are at least 60 minutes in length; and short films that are a minimum of 15 minutes in length. All entries are $50.00 by PayPal or credit card. For questions email us at: email@example.com
The mission of the Universal Film Festival is to create and provide a credible and accessible venue for aspiring and talented filmmakers. The Universal Film Festival offers a medium in which Independent Filmmakers may showcase their works nationally and internationally.
The 15th annual NCFF kicks off September 10-13, 2015. Since 2001, NCFF has brought top independent film, music and comedy, along with attracting thousands of attendees, international filmmakers, and industry guests to the historic Gold Rush era town of Nevada City, California.
NCFF is often referred to as the “Sundance of the Sierra” for its emphasis on fiercely independent cinema that showcases innovative, progressive and exciting new voices in film. Independent films offer a necessary alternative to mainstream movies. Independent film focus on creative and inspiring storytelling rather than box office sales and are driven by people with a pure artistic vision versus a film studio.
Independent film festivals can be a lot of fun, but they are also a living forum for new voices to be heard and new visions to be shared. NCFF brings together a likeminded community of film lovers and filmmakers where their voices and visions connect and resonate with welcoming and adventurous audiences.
NCFF is known for recognizing and supporting new talent including up and coming filmmakers such as Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia), Patrick Brice (CREEP, The Overnight), Academy Award-Winning director Lucy Walker (Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, The Crash Reel), Academy Award-nominee director and animator Daisy Jacobs (The Bigger Picture), director Kat Candler (Hellion), director Rick Alverson (Entertainment), animator and performance artist Miwa Matryek, director David Zellner (Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter), animator Galen Pehrson, and directors Mark and Jay Duplass, among others.
In previous years NCFF has hosted filmmakers such as Mike Mills, Miranda July, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (Cartoon Networks Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!), and comedians including Nick Kroll (FX’s The League, and Comedy Central’s Nick Kroll Show), Natasha Leggero (Chelsea Lately), and Marc Maron (WTF Podcast). Past NCFF judges have included award-winning producers and directors, plus writers from The Huffington Post, New York Times, McSweeneys, San Francisco Chronicle, Rolling Stone Magazine, and Pop-Up Magazine.
Professional, student, and amateur filmmakers are invited to submit short and feature length films including documentaries, animation, narrative, and comedy. Last year, NCFF featured over 70 shorts and 10 feature lengths from across the globe.
CayFilm Cayman International Film Festival is an annual multi-day
spectacular event designed to create new interest and excitement about the
Cayman Islands as a world-class filming destination. Included in the festival will be daily film screenings, question and answer sessions with filmmakers,
panel discussions, workshops, an exclusive premiere screening and a celebrity
gala event. It is our vision to open up the Cayman Islands to the film industry
around the world whilst opening up the world to Cayman’s young and
The 2015 COMMFFEST (Community Film Festival) celebrates its 10th anniversary from September 23 to 30, screening in movie theatres and exhibition spaces, presented yearly by a group of dedicated volunteers. COMMFFEST a non-profit charitable corporation makes its home in one of Toronto’s most fast growing, economically diverse neighbourhood, Old Town Toronto, where many languages are spoken and where memorable films like Robcob; Cinderella Man, Chicago, X-Men, The Hurricane, and Against the Ropes were created.
From Hollywood-The Home Of Entertainment
An Online Web Series Festival
For A Global Community Of Content Creators
All Genres & Formats Accepted. Web Series, Web Series Pilots, Web Series Scripts.
GRAND PRIZE AWARD $1000.00 CASH OTHER AWARDS
Management Contract, Distribution Offer, Studio Use & Category Winner Customized Certificates, IActing Studios Package
CATEGORY AWARDS Best Action Best Actor - Iacting Studio PKG
Best Actress Acting/Modeling Management Offer
Best Cooking Show
Best Science Fiction
Best Sound Design
Best Talk Show
Best Writing Above Receive Customized Certificates All are offered distribution.
Regular Deadline Feb. 5th 2015 $40.00
Late Deadline July 5th 2015 $50.00
AWARD ANNOUNCEMENTS - AUGUST 5TH 2015
BRYAN MARTIN SR. - Director/Producer In Pre Production for the feature film The Treasure Hunt. FRANK CHINDAMO - CEO FLM/Creator LaughMD and multiple award winning Producer KERRY WALLUM - Producer/Actor CEO of Lucky Films A full studio in Oregon BEVERLY POMEGRANTZ - Casting Director
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 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.
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
-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.
-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
-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
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!