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Beneath the Earth Film Festival

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.

Seed & Spark on Crowdfunding Presentation

Crowdfunding for filmmakers - Christine Raia gives a step by step walkthrough of how she raised funds for her films and offers her help to the attendees. Christine Raia: The only proven path to independence as an artist is a direct connection to your audience. Crowdfunding has become a fundamental piece of most financing plans for independent film. But most filmmakers miss the opportunity to leverage the power of crowdfunding for one film into an audience-building opportunity that can las...

VR Cinema Presentation

Come join us for a VR Presentation followed by a discussion open to the audience.  Presenter: Mark Sternberg, REVRIE Immersive Works Get your tickets at http://bit.ly/2nGMVQo! Sunday, May 7 2 PM - 3:30 PM Clinton Cameo Studios  Studio B  307 West 43 Street New York, NY 10036 Mark is a co-founder of REVRIE Immersive Works, a cinematic virtual reality production company dedicated to telling compelling narratives, and Cinematic VR NYC, a Meetup gro...

Surviving as a Filmmaker Panel

Lights! Camera! Action! Bills.... How do you satisfy your overhead while feeding your passion as a filmmaker? We ask filmmakers just like you how they do it. PANELISTS: Kevin Frech, Logical Chaos/Filmmaker Jimmy Kelly, Writer "THE JOANS KILLERS" Reid Arnstein, Director, ROK Productions, "DEREK IS FUNNY" More panelists to be announced!  Sunday, May 7 12 PM - 1:30 PM Get your tickets at http://bit.ly/2mVmkdL. Clinton Cameo Studios Studio ...

Virtual Reality Storytelling

How do we tell stories in Virtual Reality? What are the unique techniques that will separate VR from film, games, and other media? Jon Clinkenbeard of Clinkenfilms will discuss how "true" VR blends cinematic techniques and interactive design to create entirely new experiences and how we are still on our way to unlocking the full potential of Virtual Reality as an art form. PRESENTER:  Jon Clinkenbeard from Clinkenfilms will discuss blending cinematic techniques with ...

Women in Entertainment Panel

Join our female-driven, NYC Indie Film Festival panel with moderator Megan Boyle as she speaks to top professionals throughout the entertainment industry. Learn how these women use their voice to play a role in tackling various issues facing American society today and how they use their position to further these conversations. We’ll also hear about what they are doing to stand up against and/or change the current political climate. PANELISTS: Jessica Sobhraj, Women in Music/Cosynd...

Distribution Panel

Join us as we investigate the newest alternative distribution strategies for your films and compare them to theses new avenues to the standard distribution models. PANELISTS: John Raisola, Sidewinder Films  Roland Rojas, BidSlate Amy Shapiro, Vivicast Media Get your tickets at http://bit.ly/2mR3FAs!  Friday, May 5 4:30PM - 6PM Producers Club  Theater S  358 West 44th Street  New York, NY 10036 _____________________________ John R...

Animation Panel

Come meet the experts on Animation and hear what they have to say about the future of animation. PANELISTS: Andy London, London Squared/HOSTOS, CUNY/Harvard Signe Baumane, ROCKS IN MY POCKETS and MARRIAGE PROPOSAL Tucker Klein, Character Designer Yvonne Grzenkowicz, EyeSnare Productions Get your tickets at http://bit.ly/1SMXB3V! Thursday, May 4 4:30PM - 6PM Producers Club  Theater S  358 West 44th Street  New York, NY 10036 ___________________...

Film FInance Panel

  Learn straight from the industry professionals on how to finance your next indie film. PANELISTS: Rick Bach, RKA Entertainment Christine Peluso, Tax Credits Ince More panelists to be announced!  Wednesday, May 3 4:30PM-6PM Producers Club  Theater S  358 West 44th Street  New York , NY 10036 Get your tickets at http://bit.ly/2nGKM7q! ...

Music Licensing Panel

You love that song! You want to use that song in your movie. What rights will you need? Come meet the experts that will explain what a Music Supervisor does, what you should work with a Performing Rights Society, and if you can afford the Synch and Master use fees for the song. Panelists to be announced! Tuesday, May 2 4:30 PM-6PM   Producers Club    Theater S  358 West 44th Street  New York, NY 10036 ...

2017 NYC Independent Film Festival Official Selections Up Now!

Now live on our website is the 2017 NYC Independent Film Festival lineup! Check out all of this year's films, music videos, scripts, and more now at http://bit.ly/2mBBAkg and join us in May for the festival! ...

IRRF 2017

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We are open! http://randomfilmfest.com/     ...

International Random Film Festival 2017 - Helsinki 5-7 May 2017

Call for films 2017
Great News: We are happy to invite you to submit your film to the 6th edition of the 

 

International Random Film Festival (IRFF).

You can submit your film directly at our website:

http://www.randomfilmfest.com/submit or at FilmFreeway.
 

You only need to fill the online form, no submission fee, and no preview screeners are needed.

Submission deadline is 25 March 2017 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

1) You have to have the rights to distribute the film you are submitting.
2) Only one entry per director.
3) English subtitles have to be provided, for any non-English dialogue in your film.
Length of film: any
Year of production: any
Genre: any
Format: any
Submission fee: none

25 films from all of the online submissions are randomly selected to the festival’s official international competition.

Random Awards will be given. One film in the competition will be randomly selected to win the Random Grand Prix, the most prestigious, truly random film award in the world, awarded since 2010.
The 6th Edition of the IRFF will be held in Helsinki, Finland, 5-7 May 2017.

 

We are looking forward to your films.

 

Regards,
M.

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randomfilmfestival@gmail.com

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Glendale International Film Festival Call for Entries

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October 12 - October 22, 2017 10 Days! This is the fourth year of the exciting national and international film festival in the beautiful City of Glendale, California. Our wonderful venues are the PACIFIC THEATRES GLENDALE at the AMERICANA as well as many other locations! This year's festival is once again dedicated to All Creatures Great and Small in the Animal Kingdom (especially cats, dogs and horses!) as well as Women Film Makers and Screenwriters! We are also dedicated to creating film ...

Be Part of an Installation Piece for the NYC Independent Film Festival

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 I am reaching out to people around the country and the world for their input and help. I want to curate an installation piece for the NYC Indie Film Festival, May 2 to 7, 2017. What we are looking for are open and honest talks about how you feel about your place in your community, the country and the world, please keep all videos less between 2 and 8 minutes length. All ideas and thoughts are welcome and will be shown unedited. There are no fees involved in submitting a video and all video...

Submit to the NYC Independent Film Festival's Virtual Reality Category!

New this year at the NYC Independent Film Festival is our Virtual Reality category! You can submit your presentations for consideration for our 2017 festival exclusively through our website or Filmfreeway until January 31st! Visit http://bit.ly/1Jcd2Q1 for all info.  ...

2016 live performance

Every year at Mirror Mountain we put on an epic live show that combines music and film. In 2016 we presented City Fragments, a spectacular live performance by indie rock group Scary Bear Soundtrack with visuals by media artist Timothy I. Smith. Watch it on our Vimeo channel: vimeo.com/195902070

Want to get noticed? Submit film to Ramsgate Festival

Compete for our solid bronze Anchor award and other prizes! SUBMIT via filmfreeway. The first Ramsgate International Film and TV Festival will be held in Ramsgate with its stunning Royal Harbour, unique in England. It is run by the Ramsgate Film & TV Institute, which will also run a variety of screenings throughout the year to bring international independent cinema to local audiences. President of the Festival is Brenda Blethyn (Secret & Lies, Vera,...), BAFT...

TODAY is the Regular Deadline for Submissions to the 8th Annual NYC Indie Film Festival!

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Today is the regular deadline for submissions! Submit your film today for your chance to win awesome prizes like Sony Catalyst Production Suite, iActing Studios yearly subscriptions, and $1,000 Cash! Submit through our official website or on the following sites: FilmFreeway, Withoutabox, Film Festival Life, Festhome, and Click For Festivals!   SUBMIT HERE: https://www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit ...

NOTTIFF 2017 Submission Dates

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Nottingham International Film Festival will be returning for its second year from the 6-8th October 2017. Submissions for next years festival are now open and can be made through FilmFreeway and Withoutabox. We accept submissions in the following disciplines - feature, short, documentary, documentary short, experimental, music video, student films, animations and uncomissioned screenplays. Deadlines: November 23, 2016 - Super Earlybird Deadline January 11, 2017 - Early Bird Deadline March 22...

Films By Her Screening Event this December!

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We are spotlighting the best indie films by female filmmakers in Films By Her screening! Join us for a two hour screening of the best narrative shorts and animated works from the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Festival editions with your first drink on us! Buy your tickets today and enter automatically for a 2017 VIP pass raffle at the screening.  Lineup includes: Moral Compass Testimony Katyusha One Thousand and One Teardrops First Base MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED! Friday, Dec...

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

Founded by three local independent filmmakers, The Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema is the first and only film festival of its kind held in Kew Gardens, NYC, and its surrounding neighborhoods. Running for 10 days in August, the festival will showcase more than 100 films of all genres from around the world. Films will be shown at Queens' only operating art house theater—Kew Gardens Cinemas, located in the heart of Kew Gardens in Queens NY. The festival will culminate with a grand award ceremony gala on the rooftop penthouse of the world-famous Terrace on the Park, built for the New York World’s Fair in 1964. Conveniently located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, it features panoramic views of some of Queens' greatest landmarks, including the renowned Unisphere and the New York State Pavilion. Awards will honor the best films presented at the festival, and winners will walk away with beautiful statuettes. What makes our Festival stand out from the other opportunities available to filmmakers is that we are focusing on the TRULY independent film, not the film that is funded by the indie film division of a major studio. Nor are we focusing on what celebrity or 'name' actor may be in your film. We want to see the work of filmmakers and their teams who have poured their blood, sweat and tears into making their vision come to life. We are showcasing the best in all genres, including themes often overlooked by other major film festivals, like Horror, Sci-Fi, LGBT, Comedy, Animation and Experimental. We are a Film Festival founded by independent filmmakers, so we have a great understanding of the filmmaker needs when it comes to getting films made and in front of an audience. Along with filmmaker Q&A's after each screening, we will also be holding industry panels featuring some of the best names in independent cinema discussing their strategies, their struggles and how they broke into the film business. Other panels will consist of conversations with independent Producers, Casting Directors and Distributors. Our goal is to bring back and remind people why film festivals exist in the first place - which is to give otherwise unknown filmmakers the opportunity to screen their film in front of large audiences and have their work seen. In addition, we will be screening all our films in an actual operating Art House movie theater, unlike other festivals that show their films in screening rooms or otherwise other rented facilities that aren't prepared to screen films the way they should be. Upon acceptance each filmmaker will receive up to four (4) Filmmaker Badges that will allow access to all the screenings and panels being held throughout the festival, along with exclusive access to our Filmmaker Cafe & Lounge. Filmmaker badge holders will also be entitled to a 5% discount on all merchandise being sold at the festival. All selected filmmakers and respective cast & crew will be given the opportunity to purchase Gala Award tickets at a 30% discount. Opening night will consist of a meet the filmmakers mixer, where filmmakers will have the opportunity to network and promote their film with other festival attendees. Certain selected films to be featured in our Festival Spotlight programming will have a red carpet premiere as well as an after party hosted by the festival. Our Opening and Closing night films will consist of specially invited premieres following a red carpet event. While the festival will not be offering transportation or lodging for its inaugural year, through our sponsors we will be offering discounts and coupon codes to be used towards Hotel accommodations and commuting. We guarantee to have distributors and producers in attendance alongside our selected panel of industry professionals who make up our Jury. Winners for every category will each be receiving a personally engraved unique statuette. Industry guests who have expressed interest in participating in our festival are Lloyd Kaufman, founder of TROMA films; Larry Fessenden, actor/writer/director/producer with Glass Eye Pix; Joe Minion, writer of Vampires Kiss, After Hours. Our Festival will be taking place in Kew Gardens Queens in NYC, USA. Our venue, THE KEW GARDENS CINEMAS is Queens' only art house theater dedicated solely to playing independent and foreign films. Named one of the top 7 theaters in Queens, the theater was built in the 1930's and it is one of the oldest movie theaters still operating in NYC. A little known area of NYC, Kew Gardens and its surrounding neighborhoods - Forest Hills, Rego Park, Woodhaven and Glendale - are a major stomping ground for most television shows being shot today in New York. Not only is Kew Gardens known as the neighborhood that raised comedians Rodney Dangerfield and Ray Romano, but just a few minutes away is the recently built Broadway Stages. This area of Queens has now been featured in several blockbuster Hollywood films like The Babysitter, Goodfellas and Spiderman as well as major Network TV shows including- Daredevil, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, The Get Down, Luke Cage and SNL.

2016 Chicago International Film Festival

Once again I had the pleasure of attending the Red Carpet event at the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival this month. There were several stars in attendance. Aside from the local celebrities like Chaz Ebert and Michael Kutza there were some big names: French director Claude Lelouch, French actress Valerie Perrin, actor Chin Han from Singapore, actor Michael Rooker, director John McNaughton and last but not least Geraldine Chaplin.     ...

Film Budgeteers Award at the New York City Independent Film Festival

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Film Budgeteers is awarding all winners at the 2017 New York City Independent Film Festival with gift cards to create an introductory budget for your film! Visit http://bit.ly/1Jcd2Q1 to submit today.  ...

Film Budgeteers Award at the New York City Independent Film Festival

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Film Budgeteers is awarding all winners at the 2017 New York City Independent Film Festival with gift cards to create an introductory budget for your film! Visit http://bit.ly/1Jcd2Q1 to submit today.  ...
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