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Best Short Film Competition - EVER!

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Best short film competition - EVER!! The winning filmmaker wins up to $25,000 to shoot one of the top 10 scripts. Winning writer receives up to $10,000 for their short script! Writers judge filmmakers and filmmakers judge writers. It’s that simple! We fund you to collaborate. The writers review films and decide the best filmmaker. The filmmakers read scripts and decide the top 10 scripts. The winning filmmaker selects one of the top 10 scripts to shoot and we fund the production. The sc...

VideoMaker Film Festival

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VideoMaker Film Festival, an international short film competition, now in its fourth year, is organized by the cultural association T.A.R.E. (Terapie Artistiche per Ricoveri Emozionali) and comes from the passion of a group of friends who love cinema and every expression of art, setting the goal of promoting cinema culture in all its forms and to develop and/or to arise the passion of this art in young people, to which are given the opportunity to express their creativity, emotions, brilliance through their works. VideoMaker Film Festival aims to be a repository of information, ideas, innovations and experiments. A vent, a diary of images. Art that expresses emotions and concepts even if poor in means. Inside the VideoMaker Film Festival everyone can tell the past, the present and the future, everyone can overturn or affirm, learn, communicate, reflect and invent, in a few words, making movies, making art.

Transgender L.A.T.E. Festival

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2nd Annual Transgender L.A.T.E. Festival will occur on June 6, 2015 this is a new film festival that uses the event to educate and raise public awareness pertaining to Transgender and Intersex persons in the community.  Criteria for submissions is that it pertains or has a Transgender or Intersex theme or character.  There are no submission fees.  Films are donated to the Transgender L.A.T.E. Festival for use.  Creators are encouraged to participate when possible.  Non-English speaking files require subtitles. Films are currently shown at The Tolerance Education Center in Rancho Mirage with a 72 seating capacity. Funds raised from this event are given to Transgender human rights group called TDOR Palm Springs.

ONLINE THE RULES FOR THE REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL 2015

The rules to register your short-movies at the 14th edition of the Reggio Film Festival are online. The authors from every country of the world are invited to send their works related to the theme of this year: WAIT. As usual there is the OPEN CATEGORY section, for short-movies not related to the theme. Furthermore, in agreement with the association INIZIATIVA LAICA, a special section, Laity, is dedicated t...

Queer Short 2015 - International Short Film Competition - Sicilia Queer filmfest

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SICILIA QUEER FILM FEST - QUEER SHORT 2015 International Short Films Competition (DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: FEBRUARY 28, 2015) REGULATIONS 2015 1. AIMS SICILIA QUEER filmfest - International LGBT Film Festival and New Visions is a project that aims, through film and audiovisuals, to go against any kind of social discrimination, to defend and support the culture of diversity (sexual orientation, ways of living and thinking, etc.) and to raise a greater awareness of the positive co...

DISCOUNTED ENTRY FEE! LAST DAY!

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Take advantage of a discounted submission fee TODAY ONLY!!!  Just follow our website instructions.  Go to www.nohocinefest.com for details.  Submit your film to our 2nd Annual festival, which will take place over week long period in April in the heart of Los Angeles!  HURRY!     ...

DISCOUNTED ENTRY FEE! LAST DAY!

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Take advantage of a discounted submission fee TODAY ONLY!!!  Just follow our website instructions.  Go to www.nohocinefest.com for details.  Submit your film to our 2nd Annual festival, which will take place over week long period in April in the heart of Los Angeles!  HURRY!     ...

Reel Indie Film Fest (RiFF)

A key music world calendar event, Indie Week is embracing sight and sound with a companion program – the Reel Indie Film Festival.

The second edition of the festival takes place October 14th – 19th, 2014 in Toronto, a filmmaker’s mecca and media launchpad for some of the industry’s brightest young talent. This year the festival grows to include 2 more features, shorts and music videos.

RiFF seeks to cover the gamut of musical inspiration, from the teenage dream of following in the footsteps of the Rolling Stones, to using music as a platform for one’s thoughts and beliefs. Films that make us think, that move us, and that capture the essence of a band or song.

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.

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.

NCFA Open for Entry

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Folks;   It’s Autumn!  At Eno River Media Productions Fall ushers in our quarterly North Carolina Film Awards season and we need your help for it’s success!   What is the NCFA? The Mission of the North Carolina Film Awards is to strengthen the independent film, television and video industry.  The NCFA shall identify and recognize an array of talented filmmakers and their movies from across the state, region and nation. Features and shorts, are welcome at the ...

Indie Boots Film Festival

Indie Boots features independent film and theatre with different perspectives on whose stories are worth telling, what's funny, and how the world works. We hope Indie Boots events prompt both laughter and dialogue, entertaining audiences and inspiring discussion.

Let's Get Yeshey to New York City

Dear FilmFestivals.com readers, Our latest Insight Film Festival initiative is to get Yeshey Namgyal (a Bhutanese award-winning filmmaker) to New York City, to receive the prestigious PLURAL+ Insight Award 2014 in person. We have entered the last few days of raising money for an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for this to happen. http://bit.ly/IFFYeshey    Worldwide response has been incredible … but we still need to rais...

AXWFF - Another eXperiment by Women Film Festival

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Another eXperiment by Women Film Festival (AXWFF) promotes and screens moving images in any media, made by women, that encourage critical thinking and dialogue. ANOTHER EXPERIMENT BY WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL (AXW for short) GIVES WOMEN’S WORK A REAL TIME & SPACE IN NYC!! Presented through NEW FILMMAKERS NEW YORK Wednesday November 19 , 2014 — 7:00pm Anthology Film Archives, 2nd Avenue & 2nd Street, New York, NY admission: suggested donation $6 **************...

Taally Shorts 2015 Submissions now open!

Filmmakers, this is your cue! Submissions are now open for the 2015 Tally Shorts Film Festival.  We are looking for top-notch short films of all varieties! Comedy, romance, horror, thriller, experimental, we want to see ‘em all!  No short is too big (except those over 25min)!  Submission is quick, easy and cheap! To submit simply go to www.tallyshorts.com/submit/ So show us what’s in your shorts!   ENTRY FEES Early Bird Submission – $5 (Sep 27 &ndash...

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...

"Games People Play" selected for 2014 MultiFest in Mexico!

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"Games People Play" has just been selected to MultiFest in Jalisco, Mexico for October 1-4, 2014. The dark comedy shot in the style of a Sergio Leone spaghetti western was written/directed by Dawn Westlake and shot/edited by Jon Carr. Canon USA, Inc. provided their C500. The score was composed by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. "Games People Play" features LA-based comedic actors David Razowsky & Mark Jacobson, along with Westlake. For more info on MultiFest: http://mi...

Mestre Film Fest

From 17 to 18 October 2014, the Candiani Cultural Center is playing host to the Mestre Film Fest, the international short film festival now in its seventeen year and as always, with exciting new initiatives. Working with the Candiani is the Circuito Cinema and Office of Youth Policies and Peace of the City of Venice, UNICEF, Cinit Cineforum Italiano, Friends of the Arts in Mestre and Lions Club Mestre Castelvecchio. The new feature this year is from the world of production, the support of IMG Cinemas, and the new multiplex in Piazzale Candiani by the Furlan family, the storied operators of urban movie houses.

The films must fall into one of the following categories:

Short Stories Section

Short films running no longer than 15' (including the titles and the acknowledgements) are eligible, regardless of the topic (documentary, fiction, videoclip, etc.) shot on any format.

Video-For-Kids Section

Videos for kids made by under-18 filmmakers or by any grade level school are eligible. The film can be shot on any format, but it must not run more than 10' (including the titles and the acknowledgements).

The criteria for evaluating the videos will consider the film’s effectiveness in achieving educational and visual goals and conciseness.

The UNICEF - Veneto Regional Committee - will award a prize or honourable mention to works that best meet the inspirational principles of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child.

 

Special juries will make a preliminary selection of the submitted works. The juries have the final discretion to disqualify from the competition works considered violent, racist, pornographic or otherwise objectionable.

"Games People Play"

Director: Dawn Westlake.

A married couple vow never to speak another cross word, but playing some is not off the table.

"Games People Play" is born!

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Ron de Cana Productions is proud to present its 16th film, "Games People Play", a comedy noir shot in the spaghetti western style of Sergio Leone. Dawn Westlake directed, wrote and produced and stars as DIANA. Jon Carr shot the film on the Canon C500 and edited on Adobe Premiere. "Games People Play" has an original score by Alvarez featured guitarist Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. Along with Dawn Westlake are actors David Razowsky, former artistic director of Second City-L...

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.

Filmmakers LOVE our festival!!

Listen to what filmmakers have to say about our festival.. The Taos Shortz Film Fest continues screen global world class cinema  and to provide filmmakers with a venue to showcase their work, participate in workshops, panels, and network with fellow filmmakers, media companies, producers and distributors.

Taos Shortz Film Fest call for entries OPEN!

Taos Shortz Film Fest Is again searching the globe   for outstanding short films.  Call for entries are open now  for the 8th edition.  Taos Shortz was selected as one of  "the 50 film festivals worth the entry fee" in the Spring edition of MovieMaker Magazine.  TSFF boasts being the stellar shorts film fest in the country. Do you have a tale to tell? A secret to reveal? A truth that screams to be heard?  If you think you have what it takes, submit y...

Taos Shortz Film Fest

The Taos Shortz Film Fest (TSFF) is a forum that unites short films and filmmakers with the community, with the belief that films have the ability to change people’s lives.  TSFF strives in its leadership of presenting world class independent cinema, to keep the cinematic arts thriving in New Mexico and to keep Taos on the map as a cinematic destination.

The Taos Shortz Film Fest continues to be a quality cinematic gateway for screening global indie short films.  Being the only juried film fest in Taos, and the only Short Film Festival in a state where filming and filmmaking has an astonishing economic impact to the Industry. The Taos Shortz Film Fest continues to bring innovative program ideas that inspire and educate. Our films comprise cutting edge provocative themes that create responses and awareness to our community that can change social views and consciousness.

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