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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.

Sunderland Shorts Film Festival to open for submissions

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We are pleased to announce that the Sunderland Shorts Film Festival will open for submissions on Monday 2nd February 2015.  Full details and submissions guidelines to follow.  ...

Lenny Abrahamson to Screen ‘Frank’ in Schull at the 7th Corona Fastnet Film Festival in May and Host Q&A

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‘Frank’ Irish comedy-drama directed by Lenny Abrahamson, premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews. A surreal comedy inspired by the cult musician Frank Sidebottom, played by Michael Fassbender and co starring Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal. ‘Frank’ will be screened at this years Festival that will run from the 20th to the 24th of May in the beautiful seaside town of Schull. Lenny has just returned from the US having finished shooting his &ldqu...

FEST 2015: Call for entries open

  The 11th edition of FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival, to be held in Espinho, Portugal from June 22nd to 29th 2015, is now open until March 15th 2015 at noon.  The competitive sections of the festival are:  Feature Length Films (section dedicated to filmmakers in their first or second feature film): - Golden Lynx – Fiction Competition - White Lynx – Documentary Competition Short and Medium Length Films (section dedicated to filmmakers up to 30...

SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR BUFF 2015

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Submissions are now open for BUFF 2015.   The 10th British Urban Film Festival has started it's search for films and scripts in earnest with the countdown to the 2015 British Urban Film Festival already in full swing. Submission Guidelines: Scripts:  must be no less than 20 pages and no more than 60. Films must be no less than 3 minutes and no more than 120.   The early bird deadline for 2 submissions is 11.59pm, Friday 29th May 2015 (Fees are non-refu...

NYC Independent Film Festival is Looking For Judges!

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Hey FilmFestival.com!  Do you want to be part of the success of Independent film makers from all around the world? Then come and help us judging their films and help create the program of the NYC Independent Film Festival. After five consecutive years the NYCindieFF has become the single most important stage for independent film makers to get their films out to the public. Hundreds of international film makers try to get their film screened at the NYCindieFF, more than we can screen. H...

Judge for the NYC Indie Film Festival

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Do you want to be part of the success of Independent film makers from all around the world? Then come and help us judging their films and help create the program of the NYC Independent Film Festival. After five consecutive years the NYCindieFF has become the single most important stage for independent film makers to get their films out to the public. Hundreds of international film makers try to get their film screened at the NYCindieFF, more than we can screen. Help us with the selection, use y...

Bille August: Masterclass at Marrakech IFF 14

  How would you teach filmmaking? Which films would you show?    Some of my favourites, starting with The Godfather. Practicing is where you learn from, though. Only by doing mistakes you learn how to do better.      How has your life impacted your filmmaking?    I had a very bad childhood and my father was not a very nice man. (laughing) I lived in my fantasies, creating stories and creating theatre plays for my friends. At school I used to go a...

Save Cinemas in Morocco at the Marrakech IFF 14

Save Cinemas in Morocco is an initiative that started several years ago in Marrakech, led by Tarik Mounim. It’s aim is to discover and preserve deserted old cinemas throughout the country transforming them again to culture patrons and promoting national and independent cinema that is rare these days in Morocco.    During this year’s Marrakech international Film Festival, Save Cinemas in Morocco holds an exhibition at the old Cine Théâtre Palace, where visitor...

HISTORY UNSCRIPTED DEVELOPMENT PIPELINE: Channel Seeks Exciting Characters ($25K Production Budget)

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History and the NYTVF are seeking original unscripted television treatments from independent artists and production companies. One winner, selected by HISTORY, will be awarded the opportunity to produce a pilot presentation with a minimum $25,000 budget in conjunction with NYTVF Productions. Submit your short treatment and 2-4 minute sizzle reel or casting tape by Feb. 23. Concepts should focus on charismatic male characters living in surprising worlds or with fresh points of view. Fre...

23rd Contravision International Film Festival

We are pleased to inform you that the 23rd International ContraVision Film Festival has launched its 2015 call for entries.

The deadline for submission is Monday, December 1st 2014.

There is no submission fee, just our own online entry form and upload.

The films should not be longer than 30 minutes and there are no restrictions regarding genre, style or topic.

You find the online submission form at http://www.contravision.de

The 23rd ContraVision will run from March 20th until 28th 2015 at Cinema Central in Berlin, Germany. It presents action, comedy, horror, animation, romance... and more... from all over the world. The audience will vote the winners of the ContraVision Awards.

Black & White - International Audiovisual Festival

In May Porto opens its doors to the monochromatic aesthetics. The Black & White - International Audiovisual Festival, which receives video, audio and photographs in black and white, will take into competition works from all over the world.
With unique worldwide characteristics this initiative grew from the need to answer to the audience's growing sensitivity to black & white specificity, leaving behind the prejudice that relates this aesthetics with works of early cinema.
But the festival shows more than videos and photos in two colours, it also encourages the creation of sound environments referring to the black and white.
Over four days, several activities related to the audiovisual world will be carried out in addition to the competitions: artist talks, screenings and extensions from other international festivals. The nights will also be exciting with a broad cultural program.

Marrakech International Film Festival unveils line-up and Juries (2014)

The 14th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival (5 - 13 December 2014) just unveiled its line-up and juries, surpassing even last year’s galore of big names in the industry that attended the Moroccan Film Festival.      After making known that this year’s tributes will honour Japanese Cinema, Egyptian actor Adel Imam, British actor Jeremy Irons and the American actor Viggo Mortensen.    The festival stated: “For this year’s ed...

PetDance Film Festival Call for Submissions

Whether you've been making films for years or have just gotten started, we invite you to submit your animal-themed films of 10 minutes or less that have been created in the last two years and fall into one of these four categories: Educational (Documentary) Funny (Comedy) Dramatic (Drama) Youth Produced (exacty that:17 years old and younger)   Three films in each category will be chosen as winners by a panel of animal- and film-loving judges. &...

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.

Real Film Festival

The Real Film Festival is a three-day community, arts and Industry event showcasing documentaries, independent short and feature films based on true stories. The Program comprises of film screenings, Industry workshops, panel discussions, networking events and film competitions for filmmakers of all ages and experience. Festival Program The Festival will be held in Newcastle, NSW from November 7-9, 2014 across a number of venues within the CBD, including Tower Cinemas, Newcastle Museum, The Lock-Up, Newcastle Film & Media School, The Production Hub, Limelight Studios & Civic Park. The Festival Program includes a variety of entertainment including the Opening Night Gala held at Tower Cinemas with a party to follow at one of Newcastle's unique venues, The Lock-Up. The Festival will also deliver an Open Air Cinema in Civic Park, film screenings at Tower Cinema and short film screenings at Newcastle Museum and a variety of other locations as well as a number of networking events. The festival will also screen a series of short films throughout the weekend as part of the City Evolutions projections program. The educational component of the Real Film Festival will see innovative Film Industry development workshops and talks held at the Lock-Up and other locations across the weekend. On Friday 7 November we will be holding 8 Industry Development workshops aimed at emerging film makers followed up on the Saturday with 2 further industry workshops, talks and industry panel discussion. Through networking events the Festival will continue to connect inbound and local filmmakers with the established arts community and businesses based in the region. Website www.realfilmfestival.com.au

Silent River Film Festival 2014

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Silent River Film Festival “A Tale of Two Cities” will take place from October 17th-20th at the Edwards Westpark 8 Theater in Irvine, and at Laemmle Music Hall theater in Beverly Hills. This annual celebration of artistic excellence and creative activism includes 47 films from 17 countries to explore the works of many emerging independent filmmakers, talents, as well as the works of masters in cine art. The Silent River Film Festival offers BOAT TICKETS (Buy. One. Admit. Two.) o...

Jo Coates: Director of Hide and Seek - interview

How did you come up with idea of doing something so different as the experiment in the film, where you take four people and isolate them from the society?    The idea came from a music video that I made with my writing partner and husband. We did this music video with characters that were living isolated and it was a bit more abstract, so we decided to explore it a bit more, play more with people. We were thinking quite a lot of Bergman as well, and we included many personal ideas a...

The Cinema Monster Film Festival

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  MISSION The Cinema Monster is an international festival of films and animations, and the goal is to promote the art of contemporary film and animation as well as the traditional film and animation form, to encourage young filmmakers and independent productions, to cultivate the interest among the general public.   The Cinema Monster Film Festival is open to competitors from all-over the world with no exceptions. The Festival accept short films, animated films, experim...

Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival Final Deadline Oct 1

OTHER WORLDS AUSTIN DEBUTS AS THE CITY’S FIRST SCI-FI FILM FEST   Austin, TX – A group of Austin filmmakers and science fiction enthusiasts announce the launch of Austin’s first dedicated SciFi film festival, Other Worlds Austin (Dec 4–6, 2014).   WHAT:    Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival WHEN:    Dec. 4–6, 2014 WHERE: Galaxy Highland 10 (just off IH-35)  OtherWorldsAustin.com/festival-location   Film submissi...

Festival do Rio 2014: Première Brasil Says Hi Hi Brazil

  Each September, as spring rains wash over Rio de Janeiro, the town bursts abloom with the Festival do Rio and its cinematic flourishings. South America's biggest international film festival, now in its 16th year, is poised to display nearly 350 works during its 15-day run beginning September 24. Of these, 69 works will screen in the Festival's homegrown section, Première Brasil. This centerpiece banner spans such categories as Competitive Fiction, Competitive Documentar...

30th DOK.fest Munich - Call for Entries

Call for Entries – 30th Edition DOK.fest Munich   DOK.fest Munich is one of the largest Festivals in Europe for Documentary Films. With almost 27.000 guests in 2014 DOK.fest was able to celebrate a new audience record.   The Festival’s program is internationally planned, with three relevant competition lines, Special Events and eight awards, which rank from 2.500 to 10.000 Euro.   We kindly invite you to submit your current productions for the 30th DOK.fest Mun...

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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LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES | TORONTO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Toronto stands as the largest media market in Canada, it boasts the world-renowned Royal Ontario Museum, the massive Art Gallery of Ontario, the Soulpepper Theatre Company, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and now a premiere international short film festival. The inaugural Toronto International Short Film Festival is going to be held at the Carlton Cinema Theatres in downtown Toronto.   Toronto Shorts Fest provides a showcase for the best short-form cinema and its creat...
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