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SCENECS International Debut Film Festival

The SCENECS International Debut Film Festival (est. 2006) is a Dutch filmfestival that is organized every year in March and is being held in de city’s Hilversum and Amersfoort. SCENECS offers new directors and producers the possibility to show their FIRST (or SECOND) film to the big public.

NYC Independent Film Festival's 2nd Annual Sketch Comedy Category

Show off your comedic chops for our second annual Short Sketch Comedy category! Submit today for your chance to perform a sketch on our stage as a finalist and win a SONY Catalyst Production Suite if you win Best Sketch Comedy! Visit http://bit.ly/1Jcd2Q1 for all info.   ...

DOK.fest Munich 2017 - Call for Entries

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Chennai Rainbow Film Festival 2016: Call for film submission

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Hi   Greetings from Chennai Dost!   Chennai Dost is a community based group for Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals (LGB) in South India. Our main objective is to create a safe, non-sexual, all inclusive, healthy social space and to provide a platform to dialogue about sexual identities, gender, lifestyles and rights.   As a community initiative, Chennai Dost is organizing an LGBT Film Festival since 2012 and invites submissions to screen LGBT t...

Norwich Radical Film Festival

We are very excited to announce our inaugural film festival that will be held in Norwich on 26th–28th August 2016.

We will be showing over 160 films from around the world, from shorts to documentaries and in 6 venues accross Norwich. You won't see these films anywhere else, and you can't afford to miss this event!

The Norwich Radical Film Festival seeks to promote and support filmmakers locally, nationally, and internationally who produce works that are politically subversive and/or unique in form and that challenge the status quo. Our festival is an arena for filmmakers who want to provoke the social constructs of modern global society.

Tulsa International Animation Festival

SCREENING: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016, 8PM

Join us for the largest screening in our region of experimental, contemporary, traditional, serious, gritty, and funny short animation films submitted from around the world. Over 100+ five minute or less videos were submitted from across the USA as well as from Austria, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, Thailand, Iran, Israel, Japan, India, and more! The best 20 submissions will be selected for the 4th Annual Tulsa International Animation Festival by Living Arts’ Video Committee, including festival founder Mery McNett.

Doors and cash bar open at 7:30pm. Screening starts promptly at 8pm.
Admissions: $7, FREE for members of Living Arts

The Living Arts Animation Festival is made possible with support from The George Kaiser Family Foundation and the Living Arts’ Video Committee.

Call for Animated Short Films 

http://livingarts.org/call-animated-short-films 

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, September 2, 2016 @ 5pm (central standard time) All animated films must consist of work that you have created.  The Tulsa International Animation Festival features short film animations submitted locally and from around the world. Animations may be stop-motion, Claymation, 2-D animation, 3-D animation or cut-outs, to name a few. Videos MUST be 5:00 minutes or less.  Curator Mery McNett and the Living Arts Video Committee will determine the festival selections.    If your animation is selected you will be notified by email on Friday, September 16, 2016 and your film will be presented at the Living Arts Animation Festival on Friday, September 23, 2016, 8pm at Living ArtSpace, 307 E MB Brady St in downtown Tulsa, OK.  The Tulsa International Animation Festival is made possible with support from The George Kaiser Family Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts

13th Verzio Film Festival / Submissions are welcome for 2016

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Verzio 13 welcomes documentary films in two categories: International and Hungarian Panorama – feature-length & short documentary films International Student Panorama – DEBUT and DIPLOMA documentary films The application form is available here or at www.verzio.org. Deadline: June 30, 2016 no entry fee no restrictions on the production date no resubmissions, please The program will be finalized late September. All applicants will be notified. ...

Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Festival

Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival is the only human rights documentary film festival in Hungary, organized yearly since 2004. Verzio aims to promote open society, democratic values, rule-of-law, freedom of expression, political and cultural pluralism as well as to expose abuse and human rights violations throughout the world by presenting quality, creative documentaries.

For the last 12 years Verzio grew dynamically, has screened more than 600 documentaries attracting altogether over 70,000 visitors. The program includes creative, exceptional documentary films which undertake important issues such as poverty, civil wars, war crimes, terrorism, crisis zones, political oppression, freedom of press, minorities, nationalism, xenophobia, racism, discrimination, migration, integration, equal rights, women’s rights, feminism, gender roles, sexual diversity, socialization of children and young people, drug abuse, corruption, domestic violence, people living in the margins of society, exclusion of the disabled and the sick or stereotypes.

Verzio invites everyone to the 13th festival edition between 8-13 November, 2016!

The International Online Film Festival

Welcome to the International Online Film Festival!

The International Online Festival is now accepting film submissions for its 1st edition, slated for 1 October 2016, which will host over 150 countries and 1,000 films.

The International Online Festival is quarterly, taking place every 3 months, and is open to any professional film produced within the last 5 years, from any country, for the Official Competition, and any professional film older than 5 years, from any country, for the Out-of-Competition archives.

Each country will have its own section and competition. Each country section is divided into features in competition, shorts in competition, and out-of-competition archives. Winners of the country competitions, as decided by audience voting, will establish the pre-selection for the Official Competition.

The festival is open to all genres (features, shorts, documentaries, animation…).

The festival is non-exclusive in nature.

Following each competition all films remain on the website in the out-of-competition archives for 12 months (renewable) for streaming and downloading.

All films will be screened before acceptance. Notification of acceptance will be sent to filmmakers within 48h via email.

FESTIVAL WEBSITE

The demo version of the website is now online and the active countries are CHINA, FRANCE, GERMANY, and the UNITED KINGDOM, each with 16 films each, and is located at:

http://international-online-film-festival.com
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We strongly urge you to explore the website to understand its operation and scope.

SUBTITLES

All films, not shot in English, must be submitted with either embedded or SRT English subtitles (for both the preview trailer and the film itself). We also offer a full range of subtitling services for all languages on the website.

MONTHLY PASSES AND FILMMAKERS' SHARE OF RECEIPTS

The Festival operates exclusively on a principle of Monthly Passes, sold for $29.95/month, enabling users to either stream or download any film on the website (including archives) to increase the number of films viewed.

Filmmakers, whether in Competition or Out-of-Competition, will be paid quarterly 50% of all net profits stemming from the sale of our Monthly Passes, in proportion to the number of times each film has been streamed or downloaded. Shorts, as opposed to features, will receive a 1/6 share.

AWARDS

The Official Jury Award for Best Feature Film is $12,500 with a 2nd place prize of $6,250.
The Official Jury Award for Best Short is $6,250 with a 2nd place prize of $3,125.
The Audience Award for Best Feature Film is $6,250 with a 2nd place prize of $3,125.
The Audience Award for Best Short is $3,125 with a 2nd place prize of $1,600.

Prizes are awarded every 3 months.

The 1st gala awards ceremony will take place in one of the theatres of the renowned Angelika Cinema Center in New York City.

SUBMISSIONS

To submit a film, go to the "Submissions" page, after carefully reading "Terms & Conditions", download the Submissions Form (Word file) and return it to us, along with your Submissions Fee (see below) and required materials (trailer, film, poster, photos, biography, synopsis, credits & crew, prizes, awards, nominations, etc.).

The Submissions Fee is $50 for a feature, and $25 for a short (non-refundable). All payments are to be made by PayPal, payable to info@international-online-film-festival.com.

Submissions close on July 15, 2016.

JURY

We invite filmmakers, journalists, etc. wishing to take part in the Official Jury to contact us along with their credentials and references.

RULES

The applicant warrants and declares that he holds all rights to the film for its worldwide distribution online on the Festival's website, and is fully empowered to submit the film to the Festival.

The applicant shall indemnify and hold harmless Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, court costs, etc.) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, etc.

The Festival reserves the right to change any dates, price of Monthly Passes, or make any and all other changes to the Festival, at any time, as it deems fit.

For complete infomation on rules, visit the Terms & Conditions page on our website.
 

The International Online Film Festival

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Welcome to the International Online Film Festival! The International Online Festival is now accepting film submissions for its 1st edition, slated for 1 October 2016, which will host over 150 countries and 1,000 films. The International Online Festival is quarterly, taking place every 3 months, and is open to any professional film produced within the last 5 years, from any country, for the Official Competition, and any professional film older than 5 years, from any country, for the Out...

JUST ANNOUNCED: 2016 NYTVF Scripts Competition Accepting Original Sitcom Scripts

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Are you an aspiring TV writer? Want to get your work in front of agents, managers, and development execs across the TV and digital landscape? Submit to NYTVF Scripts for a chance to have your project named an Official Selection of the 2016 New York Television Festival, become eligible for awards and development deals from NYTVF partners,  and engage with the largest collection of television decision-makers anywhere on the Festival circuit. In its inaugural year, NYTVF Scripts is accepting ...

Crown Heights Film Festival

Crown Heights Film Festival

October 29 – 30, 2016

The Crown Heights Film Festival (CHFF) brings exceptional local and international short film to Central Brooklyn audiences. The festival showcases a curated selection of short films: narratives, animation, documentaries, and cross-disciplinary/experimental films. Our mission is to provide a voice and opportunities for filmmakers in short form, to foster cross-arts collaboration, and to provide a social forum for filmmakers, Central Brooklyn residents, and the wider arts community.

To learn about the past issues of the festival, please go to www.crownheightsfilms.org.

Crown Heights Film Festival is hosted by FiveMyles Gallery located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. 

FiveMyles Gallery is a 501©3 not-for-profit exhibition and performance space where art and community connect. Featured works focus on giving emerging, merited, and well-established artists the opportunity to present their work in solo and group exhibitions. Place, personal vision, politics, identity and experimentation are an integral part of programming at FiveMyles.

Visit http://www.fivemyles.org/crown-heights-film-festival or contact info@fivemyles.org for more information about the Crown Heights Film Festival and how to submit your work.

FiveMyles Gallery | 558 St Johns Place | Brooklyn, NY 11238 | 718.783.4438

"Through the Pane" accepted to Asterfest in Macedonia!

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Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. is happy to announce the acceptance of "Through the Pane" to the 12th annual Asterfest in Strumica, Macedonia for May 27-31, 2016. The film is based on a personal memoir written by director Dawn Westlake's father. It was shot and edited in Wheaton, IL, USA by Pol Carrizo-Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. A score was provided by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. For more info on the festival: http://www.asterfest.mk/ For more info on "Through the Pane&qu...

Berlinale 2016: Jury Press Conference

By Martin I. Petrov  The 66th Berlinale is opening tonight at the Berlinale Palast with Coen bros' "Hail, Caesar" premiere gathering an all star cast, along with the international jury of this year's festival. Meryl Streep, head of the jury will attend along with fellow jurors actor Clive Owen, actress Alba Rohrwacher, actor Lars Eidinger, film critic Nick James, director Malgorzata Szumowska and photographer Brigitte Lacombe.  The press conference for the interna...

LYFF Submission Deadline is 18 December 2016

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Regular Submission Deadline is December 18th for Leeds Young Film Festival Leeds Young Film Festival is dedicated to supporting young and old, emerging or established, national and international filmmakers and host competitions both for short films BY young people, and for short and feature films FOR young people. Young independent filmmakers have the chance to win £500 worth of cash prizes. This is your chance to submit your shorts and features to Leeds Young Film Festival 201...

Josh Mond on his debut feature James White

Josh Mond is a New York based director and producer. In 2003 he established Borderline Films with fellow filmmakers Antonio Campos and Sean Durkin which brought to light the film festival success Martha Marcy May Marlene, which Mond produced. James White is his debut feature film, starring Cynthia Nixon (Sex & the City) and Christopher Abbott. The film portrays the relationship of Gail with her son James. Diagnosed with final stage cancer Gail is making an attempt to maintain a healthy rel...

DOK.fest Munich 2016 - Call for Entries

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We kindly invite filmmakers, production and distribution labels to submit their current documentary films. DOK.fest Munich is one of the largest festivals for documentary films in Europe. The international program includes three relevant competition sections and eight awards (2.500 to 10.000 Euros). In 2015, the festival celebrated a new record of 35.000 visitors. For the coming DOK.fest we accept films longer than 52 minutes, which must have been completed after January 1st 2015 and must not ...

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
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