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ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival has been dedicated to the discovery and advancement of the very best independent filmmakers from around the world for twelve years now. Often described as Europe’s answer to Sundance, our annual festival showcases films that demonstrate quality, innovation, and creativity in both form and content. These qualities are judged in 14 categories, and compete for 25 awards. Jury members come from around the globe, have a variety of backgr...
AtlantiDoc Festival in Atlantida, Uruguay is the 40th festival selection for "Through the Pane". The film will play there between December 6-10, 2016. Helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film is based on the memoir chapter by her father Donald G. Westlake about his acceptance of his wife's death. They were happily married for 62 years.
The film was shot on the Canon6D by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. Carrizo-Vilarroig also edited and did special effects. "Through the Pa...
The submissions for the 4th edition of the World of Film International Festival in Glasgow, Scotland are now open. The very earlybird submitters can send their short and feature films across the three main sections of the festival - First Features & Shorts Competition, Female Perspective & Focus on Balkan Cinema.
Films can be exclusively submitted via Film Freeway by clicking on the link below.
For the competition b/w monochrome films not longer than 30 minutes can be submitted.
Year of production must be 2015 or later.
Films are considered to be monochrome if they are completely or almost completely monochrome. In case of doubt, the jury will decide.
www.beta.reelport.com > 20minmax
For the competition 20minmax films of all genres can be submitted.
They must not be longer than 20:00 minutes including fro...
The 2017 Women's Voices Now (WVN) Online Film Festival
Submissions Open: October 17, 2016, 9AM PST
Submissions Close: February 6, 2017, 11:59PM PST
Official Selections Notified: February 10, 2017
Online Film Festival: March 8, 2017- April 5, 2017, 11:59PM PST
Award Winners Notified: April 12, 2017
$10,000 IN CASH PRIZES
Submit your film here: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/WomensVoicesNow
The 2017 Women's Voices Now (WVN) Onl...
WoFF: World of Film International Film Festival has just wrapped up this year’s edition at Glasgow’s Britannia Panopticon Music Hall.
The 2016 members of the jury Colin Kennedy, Bruno Chatelin and Laurie Gordon, who unanimously confirmed their excitement about this year’s official selection of the festival are announcing the following awards:
- Best Feature Film: Tierra Caliente by Laura Plancarte | with a special mention to Get Happy by M...
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...
WORLD’S LARGEST FILM FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG FILMMAKERS ANNOUNCES CALL FOR FILMS FOR 11TH FESTIVAL
“NFFTY is like Sundance for young filmmakers.” – Bunee Tomlinson, NFFTY Filmmaker
SEATTLE, WA – The largest film festival for emerging directors, NFFTY (National Film Festival for Talented Youth), is now accepting entries for its upcoming 2017 festival, looking for the best films from filmmakers under 25 years of age. NFFTY 2017 will take place April...
Have you ever watched a movie trailer and loved it only to be disappointed when you finally see the movie? Yeah, we have too. So this festival is dedicated to those great movie trailers that make us wish there was a movie. So send us your monsters, zombies, possession, and stalker trailer, we want them all.
This is not a short film festival but rather a movie trailer festival. Which means we want commercials.
The selected trailers will be screened at the historic Vista Theatre in Los Angeles
Rules & Terms
This is a trailer festival and a trailer is not a short film. It is an advertisement for a film production that may be produced and/or released in the future or a totally original idea.
We want TRAILERS that advertise everything in the horror genre.
Trailer must be 60-120 seconds in length
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
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
"Through the Pane" will play the Inventaunfilm Festival in Lenola, Italy August 9-13, 2016. Ten years ago, a previous film ("A Life of Death") helmer Dawn Westlake made with her father, Donald G. Westlake, won two awards at the 2006 Inventaunfilm: Third Place Film and Best Score for composer GC Johnson.
"Through the Pane" was also scored by GC Johnson. Editing/Cinematography and VFX were provided by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona.
For more information o...
"Through the Pane" will tour Iraq with Samawa Cinema July 18-22, 2016.
Director Dawn Westlake is particularly honored by this opportunity to participate in one of Iraq's four film festivals because it is her belief that culture promotes empathy...which in turn curbs violence.
"Through the Pane" is based on Donald G. Westlake's memoir about his acceptance of his wife's death. They were very happily married for 62 years.
Cinematography/Editing/VFX were executed b...
'Wu Xia' means Martial Arts Knights, and it takes two to tango. Follow the two as they are readied to confront the 5 elements to see if they are worthy of the opponent. An all martial arts style extravaganza set in a distant future.
: Johnny K. Wu.
'Wu Xia' means Martial Arts Knights, and it takes two to tango. Follow the two as they are readied to confront the 5 elements to see if they are worthy of the opponent. An all martial arts style extravaganza set in a distant future https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F59YGKfa3AA
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Istanbul International Short Film Festival is the longest running and most experienced organization among the international short film festivals in Turkey.
Short film is a medium based on making best of limited time within the frame of cinema art and gives the directors the opportunity of expressing their talents in the most unique way. The In this perspective the Festival aims to support short film and to provide young filmmakers to present their work both on national and international platforms.
The Festival had been started by a group of young enthusiasts on national level and showcased only films produced in Turkey. In years it has attracted a big interest and became an international organization in 1988.
As an un-interrupted organization of 38 years, the Festival is a unique example of its kind.
The Festival is organized each November and through its one-week-course around 200 distinguished short films from Turkey and the world are screened to filmlovers. Experienced filmmakers, professionals share their experiences through Q&A's and workshops.
Until today, around 5400 short films have been screened, 1150 guests have attended the festival, 550 Q&A's and 33 workshops have been organized.
The international section consists of only film screenings; there is no competition within this section. Films are selected through a process of focused evaluation process from both the direct applications and also from the films provided by film centers of different countries. These films are being presented to the audience with Turkish subtitles in three different theaters where the directors are ready for an Q&A afterwards.
Festival catalogues of each year provide an important reference for cinematic memory.
This organization is being run by an independent committee where Hilmi Etikan acts as the president and keeps it's respectable profile throughout the years.
A stylish fairytale, Baher (Her mind) is an extravagant interpretation of how far human mind can go when logic departs and the heart takes the lead.
Iranian director Hassan Akhondpour creates a 25 minute eerie, yet sophisticated journey through a female mind, delving into his character’s deepest desires and emotions. Obsessed with the idea that her husband is seeing another woman, the character gradually enters a world of emotional paranoia where the lines between ...
REVIEW: Baher, Her Mind (short)
Director: Hassan Akhondpour
Prod co: Paya Film Toos
Iran, 25 minutes
Hassan Akhondpour’s debut short is already making waves across the Middle East, with over two million shares and scores of discussions generated since its May 19 premiere at the Cannes Short Film Corner. Told in 25 minutes and without dialogue, Baher: Her Mind is a journey into the psyche of our protagonist —whose name we never hear spoken out loud— convinced her husband ...
The SR - Socially Relevant Film Festival New York launches its 4th annual edition with an open for call for entries May 11. Following the hugely successful three past annual editions with a combines 157 films screened from 35 countries, the fourth edition is scheduled to take place March 13-19, 2017 at the Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas and The School of Visual Arts Social Documentary Film Campus in New York City, with additional parallel venues for special events.
Founded by Actor Filmmak...
"Through the Pane" has been selected to Tirana International Film Festival's DocuTIFF in Tirana, Albania for June 1-8, 2016.
Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film is based on the memoir chapter by her father, Donald G. Westlake, about his cosmic perspective when faced with the death of his wife of 62 years. The film has an original score by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs, who just came off collaboration on the music for the Tom Hanks'-starrer "A Hologram for the...
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 email@example.com 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" has been accepted out of 630 entries to the 22nd annual Festimatge in Calella, Spain (near Barcelona). The festival takes place April 2-24, 2016. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, based on a memoir chapter by her father, Donald G. Westlake, "Through the Pane" was shot and edited by Barcelona-native Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona.
For more info on the list of nominees for the Torrete Trophy visit: http://www.festimatge.org/curts_torretes_llist...
DOCUMENTARY TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
DocuTIFF is excited to invite filmmakers to submit to the second edition of 2016 festival, which will take place in Tirana, this coming June, 1–8, 2016 in the open air theater of the University of Arts.
DocuTIFF aims to encouraging documentary film production in Albania and to give more chances to our filmmakers finding cooperation and enabling mutual contacts with their colleagues in our region, to build up a favorable climate creation in Albania and wider in region for development and cooperation of such productions.
Open to any filmmaker from around the world DocuTIFF showcases the very best in documentary cinema from around the world, special programs & screenings, workshops & master classes, retrospectives, homage & tributes, international guests together with Galá Awards and other special events.
DocuTIFF invites all documentaries from established and debut filmmakers alike to submit their films in those categories:
In Albanian Competition
REFLECTING ALBANIA is a special program dedicated to the foreign filmmakers who have produced their films in Albania or in Albanian speaking territory.
JURY & AWARDS
On the occasion of this second edition of DocuTIFF, two international juries will evaluate and then select the best documentaries with awards presented on the closing ceremony.
Other juries are Media Jury and In Albanian Jury.
Awards will be presented in the following categories:
Best Middle Length
Best Film in Albanian
Best European Feature
Best European Short
Best Debut Film
Official awards consist of a statue and a diploma. The cash prize in DocuTIFF is determined by the available budget.
Special awards can be given by organizers, Festival director, sponsors and partners, professional organizations, NGOs, media, etc.
NEW FEATURES – PARALEL SCREENINGS
DocuTIFF has the pleasure to announce four optional services available for applicants.
The applicants must apply clearly for each one of these new services. Fill the appropriate field in the entry form.
1. DocuTIFF.TV Competition
With our media partners we offer the possibility to directors screening their films (selected for the official competitive program or not) to the Albanian audience and win the TV audience awards in the same categories.
2. DocuTIFF Online Library
With our partners altcine and altcineAction! TIFF offer the online presentation of each film, in a dedicated page, as a part of a film library, with all related information and with the possibility to receive comments from the international Internet audience and industry. The screening of films is open to anyone without charges. The films will be available for viewing in the film library as long as director/producer wishes.
3. DocuTIFF Market Corner
DocuTIFF will create a market corner during the nine days, where potential buyers can watch all films and make their selection. DocuTIFF will also act as a festival promoter and distributor. In case of financial contract with a distributor, DocuTIFF will receive a fee of 5%.
4. DocuTIFF on Tour
DocuTIFF will act as ambassador for the submitted films and will travel with a selection to other Albanian cities during the year. DocuTIFF will also propose special screenings to other regional festivals in accordance to a specific subject or theme of each collaborative festival.