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New York's Beneath the Earth Film Festival is a year-long search for independent films that serves as a catalyst for outstanding projects to reach a global audience.
Four seasonal competitions are held throughout the year during which work of high production quality, clever writing and strong performances are offered the chance to be reviewed by authorities in the film world. The winners of each season then go on to compete for the culminating grand prize. All winners will receive recognition and exposure as well as a monetary prize.
NEW YORK NO LIMITS is currently accepting Feature film entries in any subject, category and language for the 2014 NYNL SUMMIT.
New York No Limits is proud to host its 4th annual Summit, a film festival event, in New York City on November 20th - 22nd at The Wild Project. NYNL is seeking films that express the most vital vision of the filmmaker. Our goal is to program the best in cutting edge film from all countries and to serve as a platform for filmmakers to explore multifaceted content.
The Festival welcomes submissions for feature films in narrative and documentary categories. All selected features will participate in the festival’s MAIN EVENT competition. We strongly believe that a film from any category could take the Festival’s 2014 Best Feature award, be it Darkest Before the Dawn, Cinema Mavericks, the Dockect or any category. Entering all films into the MAIN EVENT puts everyone on an even playing field in the completion and recognizes the best from across all different styles and genres in the independent film community.
In addition, however Mirage International Film Festival offers filmmakers several competitive sub-categories designed specifically to recognize excellence within various genres and help promote the various styles, methods and techniques that populate the ever expanding world of cinema.
Main Event - main competition program for all eligible feature-length films
Darkest Before the Dawn - dedicated to showcasing feature-length genre films
Cinema Mavericks - feature-length films with budgets less than $1.5 million USD
Newcomer - available exclusively for first-time, feature-length directors
WorldCine - feature-length films which were financed and filmed outside of North America
The Dockect - non-fiction feature-length documentary films
The Festival offers a robust competition program for short films, divided into institutional and non-institutional categories.
New Media Marvels Competition Category
Mirage International Film Festival's New Media Marvels competitive program is designed to bring attention to the emerging world of new media. With the growing prevalence and wide reach of online streaming video sites, the internet is providing filmmakers with an easy and affordable avenue to present their alternative media to a global audience.
New Media Marvels is designed to recognize and reward exceptional work in the expanding new media landscape. With the increasing number of success stories of TV series, films and documentaries being developed and produced based on new media content, the Festival's New Media Marvels program provides a solid forum for these new age filmmakers to showcase their stories and network with distributors, producers and industry executives.
Film Blueprint Competition Category
All epic projects start with a vision. And like the building of monolith skyscrapers that dot the city landscape, the first step in realizing that vision is putting your ideas on paper... as blueprints. This concept resonates strong in Mirage International Film Festival’s Original Screenwriting competition Film Blueprint.
We believe that all great films started as great scripts! Film Blueprint seeks to discover the next generation of great writers and provide a forum to highlight and recognize their scripts. This competitive category is judged by a distinguished panel comprised of top literary agents, screenwriters and development executives.
MIRAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Calling Feature & Short Films - Screenplays - New Media
EARLY Deadline: Feb. 28, 2014
The MIRAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is currenlty accepting submissions for all competition categories. Filmmakers can submit their features, shorts, new media projects or scripts at the festival website www.miragefilmfest.com
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The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival now in its sixth year takes place annually over the last weekend in May. It is an 'up close and personal' festival. Filmmakers, directors, producers and invited guest speakers, all share the same space. Schull doesn’t have a Cinema, so we invite attendees to explore alternatives. Screenings, Q&As, Premieres, Workshops and Discussions are held in all sorts of weird and wonderful locations, throughout the village of Schull. “Distributed Cinema” is Schull’s very own dedicated server for short films. Anyone with a smartphone, laptop or tablet can access the submitted films through Wi-Fi, anywhere on Main Street during the festival. You can watch any of the past 5 years winning films, archived workshops and interviews 24 hours a day 365 days a year here in Schull.
Our server is also used alongside HD media players, to screen films in a number of smaller venues throughout the locality. From a bookshop or an Art Gallery to Marquees, pubs and restaurants, The Long Island Cinema and our main Venue the refurbished Village Hall. Many of the premises in town take on the identity of a film, decorating their premises accordingly.
We endeavor to screen each and every film submitted to our competition. It is difficult for filmmakers to reach large audiences and have their work appreciated. Our workshops attempt to provide very high quality hands on experiences for filmmakers and this year this element is our area of special focus. We are also fortunate to live in the most beautiful place in the world. When the sun shines there is no better place to be at any time.
The Festival Fringe Events
At the Fringe, we provide high quality activities for families with children, from Puppet Shows, Rod Puppet Making Workshops, Tee-shirt Painting, Children’s Cinema, Storytelling, Drama workshops, Cycle Cinema, children’s filmmaking workshops and much more for all ages Most of our children’s activities do not carry a cover charge.
Please keep an eye on our website for updates
TWIFF is a filmmaker’s festival. A festival hosted by filmmakers in the heart of the Silicon Valley.
TWIFF is dedicated to showcasing new and innovative films while fostering the next generation of filmmakers. The festival also seeks to serve the community by presenting unique programs that educate, inspire, engage and challenge a diverse audience through the art of film. The festival provides a platform to introduce their films to the broadest possible audience. TWIFF is committed to pro...
We are now accepting submssions to The World's Independent Film Festival or TWIFF.
Feb 15, 2014 Early Deadline - only $30 ($20 for students)
March 2, 2014 Regular Deadline
April 2, 2014 Late Deadline
May 2, 2014 Extended Deadline
BEST SOCIAL ENTERPRENEUR (Short)
Social Entrepreneur film – Focus Through Documentary- the Stories of Change. In order to qualify for this category the films must be 45 minutes and below. All genres accepted.
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.
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.
With a focus on short films, the Bad Film Fest seeks creative and exciting pieces of Live-Action, Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Viral, Horror, LGBT and Found Footage. It doesn't have to be perfect. Submit your worst!
The deadline for submission is Saturday, March 15, 2014. Submission fee is just $5. Short films may be submitted through - BadFilmFest.com. Interested filmmakers should include a short bio, link to...
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The Hell's Half Mile Film & Music Festival (HHM) is the perfect mix of independent film and live indie music. You may not have heard of us yet, but we’ll try to leave you with a lasting impression as we have with past guests. "I don't remember much of my two years going to Hell's Half Mile. That's how much fun I had." – Rider Strong, “Cabin Fever” and two time HHM guest. (note: your experience may vary)
Our taste is eclectic, everything from quirky comedy to hard hitting documentary to super hero film. Our goal is to find "the little film that could" -- a bunch of them -- and bring the filmmakers together to take over the town of Bay City. Our primary concern is community, and the filmmakers who attend our long weekend walk away with lifelong friends and future collaborators.
In the last eight years over 100 directors, producers, screenwriters and actors have joined our growing audience. We provide travel and accommodations to a limited number of filmmakers, plus all-access passes and catered receptions for all attending filmmakers. All venues are within a few block radius and hotels are within walking distance, making it super easy to get around. Visit hhmfest.com for links to the venues and video recaps of the 2012 and 2013 festivals.
We schedule events to help you connect with each other and the local community. Our hope is to provide you with a casual, fun experience, including unique outings that give you a taste of the local flavor. It’s the least we can do in return for providing our festival-goers with great independent cinema. "I've never been to a fest that has such a positive immediate energy like yours, particularly letting the filmmakers get to know each other." - David Spaltro "Things I Don't Understand"
Our hope is to provide you with a casual, fun experience, including a unique outing that gives you a taste of the local flavor. It’s the least we can do in return for providing our festival-goers with great independent cinema. Once you become an HHM alum you’ll receive fee waivers for future projects and all-access passes for subsequent HHM Fests, whether you have a film in our program or not. Additionally, upon selection, your first-year submission fees are refunded, making it easy (and affordable) to submit to another festival. “Hell's Half Mile gives me warm feelings in my heart. The warm feeling in my pants is possibly unrelated. It’s worth every minute and it's the kind of festival that you make movies for.” – Kenny Stevenson, writer and actor, "Love, Sex and Missed Connections".
Filmmakers are encouraged to participate in panel discussions, receptions and other events. Because we are beginning to foster student and local filmmaking, we provide opportunities for guest filmmakers to present a workshop or lecture focused on a specific topic or specialty. Other guests are invited to screen our student and local short films and give constructive feedback to the filmmakers. This type of mentoring helps to strengthen local filmmaking and continue our relationships with area universities.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
After eight years, HHM organizers still have a pretty serious passion for film and work year round to build a bigger and better event. We continue to strive to be an innovative festival for genuinely independent films and original music. This festival is about connecting the filmmaker and the festival-goer. Period. Well, and parties too.
In addition to relentless promotion of films, HHM recognizes and rewards films with jury, programmer and audience awards, some with prizes. Prizes include a cash prize of $1000 for the “Hell’s Half Mile” jury award, as well as other valued prizes. The documentary "Remote Area Medical" was the winner of the first $1,000 cash prize in 2013.
Each year HHM screens great narrative films, like James Duff and Julia Morrison's “Hank and Asha,” audience choice nominee for the 2013 Gotham Independent Awards, and winner of the Hell's Half Mile audience choice award for best narrative. Dan Schechter attended in 2012 with "Supporting Characters" before moving on to direct "Life of Crime" based on a novel from the late Elmore Leonard. Quirky comedies like James Westby’s “Rid of Me” and “The Auteur” have been big hits with HHM audiences. Co-director Mark Covino attended with the international hit "A Band Called Death" which won the HHM "Fest Best" award. Rider Strong has been a guest at HHM with four amazing films over two years, including “The Dungeon Master,” written and directed with his brother Shiloh and winner of the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival Best (Online) Short Film. Visit hhmfest.com for complete lists of all films presented in our first eight years.
Some of the great music we’ve had over the years connects our film and music events. Matt Pond PA joined us at HHM in 2010. This same year, screening at the festival was “Lebanon PA,” with original score by Matt Pond and Chris Hansen of Matt Pond PA. Another great band that performed at HHM in 2011 was The One AM Radio, led by Hrishikesh Hirway who also did the original music for the 2012 feature film “Save the Date.” Visit hhmfest.com for lists and links of music previous performers.
HHM, a partnership with the Bay Arts Council, utilizes a unique mix of venues including Bay City’s historic Mayan themed State Theatre, the Delta College Planetarium, and a turn-of-the-century red sandstone former Masonic Temple, saved from demolition by the Bay Arts Council. Likewise, the HHM organizers are looking for the right mix of creative and challenging works to bring to our seriously appreciative audiences. We hope you’ll consider us.
What's with the name?
In the late 1800's, a stretch of Bay City's riverfront was lined with raucous saloons and two-bit hotels where turn-of-the-century loggers and shipmen would go to blow off steam and take in more than a little local color. This strip was known to locals as Hell's Half Mile. "'Hell's Half Mile' was the strip of waterfront where lumberjacks used to go boozing and whoring. Now, a bunch of us from Hollywood go there for a film festival. Not much has changed." – Rider Strong
Time has passed, but the same rough-and-tumble spirit of the day is reborn in the Hell's Half Mile Film & Music Festival. Today, the city boasts a beautiful downtown riverfront with boutiques, restaurants, theatres, pubs, hotel accommodations and other points of interest....a state of the art planetarium, art galleries, a thriving business community, and an active shipping lane for Great Lakes freighters...Downtown Bay City is alive with activity.
Submissions for the 17th Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival (8-15 May 2014) are now welcome.
We are waiting for your feature, documentary, short and animation films produced in 2013-2014.
Films directed or co-directed by women can apply to Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival.
To apply, you can send a preview DVD of your film and a filled out application form to the Flying Broom adress below.
Application deadline for the festival is 10th March 201...
The NYC Independent Film Festival Is a celebration of films and filmmakers, promoting international independent films, in recognition of the fact movies are the most powerful form of cultural communication and link between cultures and peoples.
The 4th Annual NYC Indie Film Fest which was held from October 18-20 spotlighted the truly independent filmmaker from around the globe. In 2013, we received over 700 entries from 47 nations. We programed 127 films that played over ...
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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 ...
Guided by the festival’s appropriate motto “See for Yourself”, the festival established again a reflexive link between its audience and diverse cultures and the challenges they face by presenting an outstanding program of documentaries and videos from October 17-20. This year’s edition covered 38 productions, including 7 short films. A wide range of themes was broached including, but not limited to, developmental questio...
Canadian foreign language Oscar nominee “Gabrielle” opened tonight the 17th Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn and Tartu with director Louise Archambault and main actor Alexandre Landry present at the screening in the Estonian capital.
Festival director Tiina Lokk is pleased with this year’s program: “This year’s festival presents an unprecedented number of premieres, hig...
The Little Rock Film Festival is now accepting entries to it’s 8th annual event. The LRFF2014 will be held May 13, 2014 to May 18, 2014.
Little Rock Film Festival is one of the most competitive film festivals in the country. Rated twice by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the top 25 film festiva...
SUBMISSIONS FOR ÉCU 2014 ARE NOW OPEN!
**2014 Festival Dates – 4th, 5th, 6th April**
Stories are created every day, imagined or real, and the world is in need of a good story. Character-driven, plot-driven, or just plain driven, ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival continually searches for the most talented storytellers and cinematic visionaries that make their stories a reality.
Through this dedicated quest and passion for independ...
The winning films of the LET’S CEE Film Festival’s three competitions were announced during the Award Ceremony in the Wiener Urania. The winning entries included the feature film Domestic by Romanian director Adrian Sitaru, the Bulgarian documentary The Last Black Sea Pirates by Svetoslav Stoyanov and the Estonian short film Distance by Janno Jürgens.
The feature film competition of the LET’S CEE Film Festival, which specialises on Central and Eastern European productio...
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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)