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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

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
  2. -All Official Selections/Winners have their trailers shown on DOFIFF.COM
  3. -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)
  4. -FREE Earlybird entry of any rejected film, into DOFIFF’s next competition, upon completion of the suggested corrections outlined in your rejection letter
  5. -$20 flat fee for ALL STUDENT FILM ENTRIES regardless of deadline status
  6. -Unique Category distinctions:
  7. ---“Dust Collector” category for pre-2009 films
  8. ---”Epic” category for films running longer than 116 minutes
  9. ---“Tight Shorts” and “Loose Shorts” distinction between running times of less than 14 minutes and those between 15-59 minutes
  10. ---“Horror” and “Sci-Fi” have been separated into two distinct categories
  11. -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

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
  13.  

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!

 

 

 

Imphal International Short Film Festival

This marks the 3rd year for the Imphal International Short Film Festival. IISFF has continued to grow every year. Submissions end November 30,2014, submit through online or through the festivals website, imphalfest.blogspot.in. We are open to all genres and do not judge on content, only quality. IISFF  is entry free and supports every filmmakers around the world. With 23 award categories, IISFF is the giggest short film festival in Northeast India.  
 
We are screening more than 100 International Films and another 50 Indian films in our Third edition of the festival.
 
 
 
 

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15 Minutes of Fame

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

 


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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.

We Wanna See 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.

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