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1st Abc

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Aurora is a global online film festival. We accept all films in all categories in all genres and all films we will show online from 12.6.2008-30.6.2008. Standard entry fee is $ 50.00. Contact:galaxy.films@yahoo.com

1st Annual L.A. Post Fest

The Los Angeles Post Production Group is pleased to announce the 1st Annual L.A. Post Fest. This is a unique editing competition that will challenge entrants to use their post production skills, their creative vision and their storytelling abilities. 

Each entrant will receive footage from the short sci-fi film "Protocol", which was shot on 4K with the URSA camera on a green-screen stage, as well as music from Sony Creative Software and images from the European Southern Observatory. They will be offered Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve 12 if they would like or they can use any system of their choice to create the best version of this film. 

Our esteemed panel of industry judges will choose the 5 winning films to be mastered and sound mixed in 5.1 and screened at our Festival in May 2016 in Los Angeles. These films will also receive approximately $20,000 worth of prizes. 

Please visit www.lapostfest.org for more information and details. 

Early Bird Entry - November 15, 2015 - December 20, 2015 
Regular Entry - December 21, 2015 – January 31, 2016 
Late Entry - February 1, 2015 - February 7, 2016 

***A reduced student rate is also available with valid school ID. 


We look forward to seeing your version of the film! 
 

1st Annual St.julian Film Fe

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Fest not festival, dedicated to having fun, old faves and new surprises. A fundraiser for the non-profit group, Pirate Planet, which is becoming internationally known for its work with disenfranchised filmmakers.


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1st Hills Film Festival Stopped In 06

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Open to all films + school short films. Under 18 & Open - Fiction & Non Fiction. No length restriction, must supply on DVD, must not have been a finalist in any other film competition. Thousands of dollars in prizes! Only AU$35 to enter!


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1st Invisable Woman Film

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1st Invisible Film Festival is for women, invisfilmfes@hotmail.com , Press enquiries imperative_pr@mail2director.com.


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1st Oklahoma Horror Film Fest

The call for entries is open for the 1st Oklahoma Horror Film Festival which will be held at Tulsa's SpiritBank Event Center located in the Regal Plaza off Memorial between 101st and 111th. Free parking and covered parking will be available. Within walking distance is a nice Hampton Inn and a myriad of restaurants and stores.

 


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2 King`s Judgement Film Festival Stopped

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the film festival is now off, the future will determine if we can do it again

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20,000 Leagues Under The Industry Stopped

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Our mission is to screen and promote work that differs in form,technique,or content from what Indie has become and that challenges commercial expectations. Work may have been produced during any time in any place and any language, by person(s) or group(s)


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2015 Big Apple Film Festival

The Big Apple Film Festival takes place annually in the heart of the greatest city in the world.

The BAFF, named one of MovieMaker Magazine's top "25 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee" and "One of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals",  is dedicated to showcasing and promoting the highest quality films from the New York City independent film community, as well as additional specially selected films from across the country and around the world. Additionally, the festival is proud to honor a variety of New York City based filmmakers, writers, actors and artists who have played an influential role in the growth of independent filmmaking in the Big Apple. Each year BAFF presents awards in a variety of categories including Best Feature FilmShort FilmDocumentaryAnimation,ExperimentalNYC Cityscape Award,Student Film AwardGolden Apple Award, and NY Emerging Talent Award.

BAFF TRAILER (CHECK OUT SOME HIGHLIGHTS) https://vimeo.com/115809954

Golden Apple Award:

Each year BAFF present its honorary Golden Apple Award to an established actor and/or filmmaker who has displayed extraordinary talent and been highly influential in the independent film community.

Previous Golden Apple Award Recipients include filmmakers and actors such as:

  • Cuba Gooding Jr., (Academy Award winner)
  • Morgan Spurlock, (Academy Award nominee)
  • Jerrry Stiller
  • Alan Cumming, (Emmy nominee, Independent Spirit Award winner and Tony Award winner)
  • Ernie Hudson
  • Kevin Corrigan (Independent Spirit Award nominee)

NY Emerging Talent Award

Each year BAFF presents its NY Emerging Talent Award to an up-and coming actor and/or filmmaker who displays extraordinary talent and influence in the independent film community.

Previous NY Emerging Talent Award recipients include:

  • Jesse Eisenberg(Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee)
  • Katherine Waterston
  • Louisa Krause (King Kelly, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Young Adult, Double or Nothing).
  • Noah Bean (Morning Glory, Damages, The Pill) and Rachel Boston (500 Days Of Summer, The Pill)
  • Aaron Stanford (X-Men, Cake Eaters, Winter Solstice, The Hills Have Eyes)
  • Zoe Lister Jones (Lola Versus, All Good Things, Armless, Breaking Upwards, State of Play, Salt, NBC's Whitney)

2017 San Diego International Film Festival

 

IT’S TIME TO SHINE!
The 16th annual San Diego International Film Festival invites you to submit today for a chance to shine a spotlight on your film! With the belief that cinematic storytelling can make a difference in our world, the San Diego International Film Festival is dedicated to shining a spotlight on films that make a difference. Riveting Film Screenings and networking events are accompanied by great parties, great people and stunning views of sunny San Diego - Chosen the #1 Best Travel Destination in the US by Money Magazine.

SDiFF is a competitive five-day festival for U.S. and international independent films and filmmakers with two “film village” locations including the vibrant Downtown San Diego/Gaslamp district and the iconic beach community of La Jolla. SDiFF offers filmmakers and audiences, industry insights, educational panels, exciting discussions at intimate gatherings and opportunities to learn and grow as you explore the art of cinema.

Notable features of the festival include:
- 100+ Independent and Studio films
- 100's of visiting filmmakers and entertainment industry leaders
- Sneak preview premieres of Oscar-worthy studio releases
- A spotlight on Independent films/ filmmaking
- A Celebrity Tribute evening & program hosted by VARIETY magazine.
- Jury and Audience Awards in multiple categories
- Walkable villages at different screening venues in San Diego
- Industry Panels
- Social Impact Panel and Film Track
- Signature events including: Opening Night Film and Party, Friday Party with a Purpose, Filmmaker Awards and Culinary Cinema.

Just 120 miles south of Los Angeles/Hollywood, the San Diego Intl Film Festival (SDiFF) has quickly become a favorite of industry insiders and celebrities. Past filmmakers/ celebrities attending have include: Annette Bening, Adrian Brody, Kate Beckinsale, Simon Heldberg, Beau Bridges, Judd Apatow, Mariel Hemingway, Alan Arkin, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Duhamel, Denise Haysbert, and many more.

Awards & Prizes

The slate of films that are selected at the festival offers a wide range of programming from creative narrative features to thought-provoking documentaries to engaging and enlightening short films. Topics in film we specifically cultivate include Women in film, Native American, film exploring the role of veterans and the Armed Forces, Student Film projects, Sports, Horror, Animation and World Cinema.

Gala Premieres which have been nominated for or won major awards from the festival include: LION, DENIAL, HELL OR HIGH WATER, CAPTAIN FANTASTIC, ROOM, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE, THE IMITATION GAME, WILD, ST. VINCENT, WHIPLASH, MR. TURNER, SEPTEMBERS OF SHIRAZ, I SMILE BACK, HE NAMED ME MALALA, ROOM and many more.

Filmmaker Hospitality & Benefits:
- 2 Filmmaker Badges with full access to all screenings and events
- 5 Complimentary Tickets for the filmmaker's screening
- Filmmaker Brunch including networking with industry professionals
- Discounted accommodations for filmmakers
- Industry-oriented seminars and workshops
- Potential for one-on-one meetings with prominent entertainment industry professionals
- Complimentary admission for some of the leading tourist and cultural attractions in and around San Diego.

Rules & Terms

SUBMISSIONS
The nonrefundable entry fee must be payable in US dollars to SAN DIEGO FILM FOUNDATION. Entries must be POSTMARKED by the deadline. Submission costs vary depending on category and discounts. When submitting to the festival you are agreeing that, if selected and the invitation accepted, to screen the submitted film during the dates of the festival. SDiFF will not pay any screening fees for presentation of the film during the festival. The only exception would be if there is a negotiated agreement preceding the submission of the film to SDiFF.

ENTRY REGULATIONS
The SDiFF is a competitive showcase for domestic and international feature films, documentaries and shorts. The SDiFF reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project submitted. All films must be a minimum of a San Diego Premiere and NO theatrical, cable, television, satellite, DVD, VHS, VOD, internet screenings or availability of any kind in the San Diego region prior to the SDFF dates. Only works completed in 2016 and 2017 are eligible for selection. There is no limit to the number of entries.

FILM/VIDEO ENTRIES
All foreign language entries must have English subtitles. Projects must be submitted for consideration on DVD, BluRay or as an online screener. PAL format will not be accepted. Works in progress will be considered for the SDiFF. Works in progress will not be screened in the festival. Screening material, press and any application materials sent to SDiFF will NOT be returned. If you did not receive a confirmation of submission, please email programming@sdfilmfest.com. All features and documentaries submitted must be available in BluRay and DCP for festival presentation.

COMPETITION
The San Diego Intl Film Festival is a competitive event and unless notified otherwise, all films officially selected are eligible for competition. For a list of competitive categories, please see our Awards page. All films are nominated and voted upon by an impartial jury of filmmakers, industry professionals, festival programmers and film aficionados.

PRESS MATERIALS
If selected, the SDiFF will require an Electronic Press Kit (EPK) to include high-resolution production stills, key art, bio and filmography of the director, production notes and full cast and crew credits.

LIABILITY
Although every possible care will be taken with tapes, films, drives and files while in our possession, we cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage. Do not send original or master prints, tapes, files or drives. Please keep the SDiFF notified of any address/phone number changes.

SHIPPING
The cost of shipping all entries and films to the festival must be paid by the entrant. The SDiFF will not pay the cost of shipping the print back to the filmmaker. SDiFF will not be responsible for expedited or overnight shipping charges to other organizations. Also, SDiFF cannot guarantee shipment of prints to other festivals during the days of the festival. All international entries must be sent 'free domicile' to the SDiFF office with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the shipper.

REPRODUCTION AGREEMENT
Submission of an entry gives the SDiFF permission to have excerpts of accepted work, including film trailers, shown in all promotional activities related to the festival.

NOTIFICATION
Films selected for the SDiFF will be notified no later than September 1, 2017.

 

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