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3D Content Financing Market 2015 - Call for Projects

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New: calling for projects for S-3D movies, AR/VR contents and videogames! The 3D Content Financing Market (3DFM) is an international co-production and financing market fully dedicated to projects for stereoscopic-3D (S-3D) contents. It brings together (1) producers with new projects for S-3D contents and looking for financing, and (2) financiers and co-producers looking for investment opportunities. Initiated in 2011, 3DFM is the only such market in the world. It is now in its 5th edition. 3DF...

Edinburgh FF 2015 opens on Wednesday

The 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival opens this Wednesday with Robert Carlyle's The legend of Barney Thomson.  Based on the book “The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson” by Douglas Lindsay, the film is a dark comedy that tells the story of Barney (Carlyle), an awkward barber who inadvertently stumbles into serial murder, with both absurd and macabre consequences.  The opening ceremony of the 69th Edinburgh Film Festival will be held in attendance of names fro...

WoFF 2015 Student Competition: Focus on India

    WoFF: World of Film International Festival Glasgow is setting the scope of its first Commonwealth Student Competition on India.    The Festival’s spirit to promote independent filmmaking and emerging cinemas from around the world, in conjunction with the Student Competition’s focus on the Commonwealth countries, puts Indian cinema in the spotlight for the 2015 edition of the festival.    “India’s film culture is one of the oldest ...

Games People Play to be projected at Awards Nights/Twickenham Alive Film Fest 2015!

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"Games People Play", the 2014 comedy film from Ron de Cana Productions, Inc., will be projected at Awards Night on June 12th, 2015 at the Twickenham Alive Film Festival in Twickenham, UK as the Best International Comedy. http://www.twickenhamfilmfestival.com/index.html Helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film stars reknowned former Second City artistic director David Razowsky (from "Late Night with David Letterman" with Albert Brooks, etc.) and newcomer Mark Jacobson, along with W...

CamboFest, Cambodia now accepting submissions for 2016 Edition!

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CAMBOFEST, Cambodia Movie and Media festival - established in 2007/2550 - and the first internationally recognized movie event taking place in Cambodia since the end of the Khmer Rouge regime, is now accepting movie submissions for the 2016 (5th) edition. Special categories for this edition include: SUPERNATURAL and FANTASTIC SHOWCASE - Movies with a Supernatural or Fantastic Theme (all lengths considered) ONE MINUTE MOVIE BIOSPHERE (Eco-themed showcase) MICRO-MOVIE (Movies under :30 second...

WoFF: World of Film International Festival Glasgow

The World of Film Festival, formerly known as Commonwealth Film & Theatre Festival Glasgow is coming back for its second edition October 1-4 2015. In four days full of film screenings, theatre performances, live events, panel discussions and networking receptions WoFF will bring new, more vibrant and youthful vibe to the city’s emerging film and theatre scene. 

WoFF will take place at the cinema of Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street). 

This year, the festival comes with a new programme, transforming from a West End festival into a contemporary 4 day event that will gather audiences with various interests and tastes in film and theatre. 

WoFF’s errand is to bring together audiences from Glasgow’s multi-stranded art scene, while at the same time engaging people with powerful background in film and theatre that will bring fresh ideas, filling the gaps in Glasgow’s film and theatre events’ agenda. 

WoFF 2015 will include the following sections: 

First Feature Competition: Will include successful submissions from first feature film directors. 

The Female Perspective (In competition): Showcasing the work of female independent filmmakers. 

Special Screenings (Out of Competition): A selection of films known from the festival circuit. 

Best of MIAFF 2015: Animation programme including the Best of selection of the Montreal International Animation Film Festival (April 16 - 19 2015) 

Commonwealth Film Student Competition: A focus on one country from within the commonwealth, which will showcase submissions from film students, currently enrolled in the major national film schools. Students can submit films as individuals or representing their school. 

Additionally a Theatre Performance, staged and performed by recent graduates of the UoG’s Theatre Department, whose recent work has been selected for the upcoming FRINGE Festival. 
The above will be surrounded by a masterclass from renowned filmmaker / actor or a personality with experience in working for the film industry. This event will be intensively promoted within the Glasgow’s film and theatre students’ communities who will be able to attend with special discounts. 
Finally, workshops and panel discussions (e.g. on the emerging female filmmakers presence in the industry, as combined with the Female Perspective Section of the festival). 

Awards & Prizes

* Best First Feature 

* Best Film: The Female Perspective 

* Commonwealth Film Student Award

 

Call for entries - 12th Naoussa International Film Festival

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Naoussa International Film Festival is in the pleasant position to announce the Call for Entries for its 12th edition. In the forthcoming festival - which will take place the period from 23 to 27 of September 2015 - exceptional short films will be screened and great ideas will be utilized thus confirming that the Naoussa International Film Festival constitutes a unique cultural experience.   Short films from all over the world, cinematographic tributes, activities for children, theatrica...

New York International Short Film Festival

The New York International Short Film Festival (NY Shorts Fest) showcases the finest short-form cinema from around the world to enthusiastic audiences in the vibrant filmmaking enclave of New York City. NY Shorts Fest offers short-form filmmakers an ideal platform to screen their film and gain recognition in the heart of New York City. NY Shorts Fest premiered Ricky Gervais ‘Derek” in 2012, which bec

New York International Short Film Festival | Call for Entries

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The New York International Short Film Festival (NY Shorts Fest) showcases the finest short-form cinema from around the world to enthusiastic audiences in the vibrant filmmaking enclave of New York City. NY Shorts Fest offers short-form filmmakers an ideal platform to screen their film and gain recognition in the heart of New York City. NY Shorts Fest premiered Ricky Gervais ‘Derek” in 2012, which became a popular British television show written, directed and starring Ricky Gerva...

Fantoche – International Animation Film Festival

The international show of animation film has become one of the world’s most prominent animation festivals and is the largest cultural event in Switzerland that is devoted exclusively to the full array of animation techniques, content and media. Since making its debut back in 1995, Fantoche has shown thousands of short and long films from around the world. It offers the very best in entertainment for young and old alike, makes new discoveries for all animated film buffs and serves as a meeting place for animation specialists in Switzerland and abroad.


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Warsaw Film Festival

The Warsaw Film Festival (WFF) is organized by the Warsaw Film Foundation in Warsaw, Poland. Its aim is to present the best films from all over the world to Polish and international audience, and to encourage better communication and understanding between people living in different countries and of different cultural backgounds. WFF is accredited by FIAPF (www.fiapf.org) as a competitive non specialized film festival. At WFF we present films made to be screened at theaters.

 

Last year’s Festival program included films from fifty nine countries of the world. Over the past thirty years we have screened several thousand films for over a million viewers.

9th International Short Film Festival Psarokokalo_Call for Entry

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Call for Entry 2015 The 9th International Short Film Festival Psarokokalo invites filmmakers to submit their entries for the Competition program of the Festival, which shall take place in July 2015.  This edition of the Festival also presents the international competition Psaroloco with films for children and teenagers. Don't forget to check out our new International Architecture Competition, for short films from genres of documentary and animation. Maximum running time 40’...

Carmarthen Bay Film Festival(BAFTA Cymru/Wales Qualifying Festival)

Carmarthen Bay Film Festival is set in the heartland of Welsh film and television. The festival is held in the home town of Wales' very first Hollywood silent film star Gareth Hughes who was Kelvin Guy's, the festivals CEO and founder cousin. The Carmarthen Bay Film Festival is all about encouraging and supporting independent film and cinema here in Wales the UK and Internationally. Our 3rd festival was a huge successes with over 140 films entered. The festival was once again held over 4 days at the 4 star Stradey Park Hotel, Llanelli, Wales. The festival was once again a big hit with the attending film makers who had traveled from LA Miami, Europe and from all over the UK. The festivals audience was also very impressed with the diversity and quality of this year’s films with attendance rising from last years by over 100%. This festival is all about being open and fair with an independent judging panel made up of professional well respected film and television writers and critics. The festival is not about making vast amounts of money off the backs of film makers, but giving them the opportunity to have their films screened and judge fairly. We operate as a not for profit community group. Which basically means all money from submissions and sponsorship goes towards making the festival bigger and better year on year. For this festival to grow we do need the help of you the film maker to make and enter your film into our 2015 festival. It's all about fairness, our is motto ‘This festival is honest’ the festival is and will always be, a champion of independent film! Films Judge by Industry Jury, Widely promoted Festival, Committed to Transparency, BAFTA Cymru Qualifying Festival

FIDMarseille Marseille’s International Film Festival

Every year in early July, the FIDMarseille —Marseille’s International Film Festival— presided by Paul Otchakovsky-Laurens and directed by Jean-Pierre Rehm, proposes a programme of 130 films to approximately 23,000 spectators, in cinemas, theaters, libraries, art galleries, and in open-air amphitheaters throughout the city. The festival presents a large number of films in their world premiere as well as first films. Today, the FIDMarseille is recognized as a source of new cinemas, both documentary productions as well as fiction films.

In addition, the FIDMarseille organizes the FIDLab, a support platform for international co-production; the FIDCampus, a training workshop for Mediterranean students; and numerous, offsite screenings throughout the year.

Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)

SIMA's global documentary competition and traveling series honors eye-opening impact films from around the world that inspire activism, compassion and social transformation. http://simaawards.org/

SIMA 2015 Call For Entries!

FILMMAKERS & CHANGEMAKERS submit your films to the 3rd annual Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) SIMA's global documentary competition and traveling series honors eye-opening impact films from around the world that inspire activism, compassion and social transformation.  ENTRY CATEGORIES International DOCUMENTARY FEATURES and SHORTS that provide deeper insight into the realities of global development, global activism, and the human conditi...

Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)

SIMA (Social Impact Media Awards) is an annual global documentary competition, traveling series and collection, catalyzing creative works of visual storytelling that inspire activism, compassion and social transformation. 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 

SIMA 2015 is OPEN FOR ENTRIES: Sep 8 - October 27, 2014

Filmmakers & Changmakers submit your films to the 3rd annual Social Impact Media Awards. FINALISTS receive entry in the SIMA Collection and Traveling Series | WINNERS receive prizes worth $500 - $1000. The SIMA 2015 WINNERS SCREENING takes place in Los Angeles in March 2015.

SUBMIT HERE: http://simaawards.org/submit/

AWARDS

Main Category Awards DOCUMENTARY FEATURE & SHORT:

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

BEST DIRECTOR

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

BEST EDITING

BEST SOUND EDITING

Jury PRIZES for DOCUMENTARY FILMS

TRANSPARENCY

STYLISTIC ACHIEVEMENT

LENS TO ACTION

ETHOS

Jury PRIZES for IMPACT VIDEOS

INNOVATION

IMPACT

 

ELIGIBILITY

Films must be completed between Jan 2013 and October 2014 to be eligible for entry. Each title is permitted to enter once to the SIMA Awards. Titles that have entered in the past are not permitted to enter into the competition in subsequent years. Each entry may be submitted by only one individual or organization. If the film is a co-production, the entrant assumes full responsibility for notifying the other co-production partners of the entry. In the event of multiple entries for the same film, copyright ownership will determine which entry is accepted. The entrant is responsible for securing and clearing all rights.

FORMATS

Pre-selection: Digital Video File w/password 

Exhibition: Digital Download, DVD (PAL/NTSC), Blu-ray

DEADLINES & FEES

Early Bird - (September 8th – September 25th) Doc Features: $ 20 | Doc Shorts: $15

Regular - (September 26h – October 9th) Doc Features: $ 25 | Doc Shorts: $20

Late - (October 10th - October 27th) Doc Features: $ 30 | Doc Shorts: $25  

 

SUBMIT HERE: http://simaawards.org/submit/

Maryland International Film Festival

The Maryland International Film Festival - Hagerstown, is organized by filmmakers and marketing executives who understand the power of film and support the talent of the independent filmmaker. Our goal is to fill theaters to capacity, encourage the development of filmmaker networks including media, distribution and the association with other artists. MDIFF - Hagerstown, believes in the importance of giving back to the community and will be donating a portion of the proceeds to charities around the globe.

2015 Call For Entries for Petaluma International Film Festival®

Submit Film     Petaluma, CA – Petaluma International Film Festival®, an annual event showcasing independent feature and short films from around the world, is inviting the filmmakers from all over the world to submit their films for its annual event taking place in October in Petaluma, California. - The festival is open to all genres: fiction, documentary, short, animation, mus...

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Silver Sound Showdown Music + Video Festival 6

    READY? RUMBLE!   Submissions are now open for the 6th Annual Silver Sound Showdown Music + Video Festival. Submit your awesome music video or band to www.silversoundshowdown.com Showdown is actually two simultaneous events: it is a music video festival AND a battle of the bands. We will showcase 21 of the best music videos and 5 of the best bands anywhere, ever.     PRIZES   The director of the winning music video is paired up with the winning ...

International DJ Lil Jon Keynote Speaker at 2014 DJ Expo

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By Maria Esteves – August 22, 2014 The DJ Expo 2014 (DJExpo14) Keynote Q&A Presentation with international DJ, producer, artist and entrepreneur Lil Jon (Jonathan Smith) moderated by editor-in-chief Jim Tremayne, DJ Times magazine, at Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, NJ, commenced Tuesday, August 13, 2:30 PM. This amazing standing-room only exclusive keynote was attended by recording artists, DJs, industry executives, producers, promoters, sound engineers, remixers and specia...

Austin International SHORT Film Festival | FINAL Call For Entries July 23

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Austin International SHORT Film Festival FINAL CALL FOR ENTRIES FINAL DEADLINE: Friday, July 23, 2014 Austin stands as one of the great cities for filmmakers and independent movie making in the U.S. Adding to this reputation, Austin can now boast a premiere international short film festival. The Austin Short Film Fest will showcase the best short films and its filmmakers from around the world September 10 - 11, 2014 at the The Moviehouse and Eatery complex in Austin, Texas. Submit online www...

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.

10th Annual Pare Lorentz International Film Festival - Call for Entrys now open.

The 10th Annual Pare Lorentz International Film Festival is now accepting submissions at:  https://filmfreeway.com/festival/PareLorentzInternationalFilmFestival       ...
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