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Last Chance for Discounted Entry: Submit to the 13th Annual Independent Pilot Competition Today!

Looking to submit your produced TV pilot or series? Submit to the Independent Pilot Competition (IPC), the NYTVF’s flagship, annual initiative, accepting independently-produced, original television pilots and series, short films, and short-form web series from around the globe. For discounted entry, submit by the Regular Deadline, May 31!   Regular Deadline: Wednesday, May 31 ($50 entry fee) Final Deadline: Wednesday, June 28 ($100 entry fee)   Don’t miss your chanc...

Metamora Films Festival

Metamora Films Festival (Online) showcases independent film from all over the world. We are specifically looking for documentaries and short narrative films that are meaningful, can tell a inspirational story, and has the power to make a difference in the world.

We are offering $50 dollars cash for each category winner. In addition to this award, your film will be officially recognized on our film website and social media.

To submit your film:

1. Submit using FilmFreeway (fastest and easiest)

2. Mail us your submission with payment to:
Metamora Films Festival
476 East Vine Street
Tooele, Utah 84074

If mailing, please include the following information:
Original Title, English Title, Genre, Running Time, Language, Year of Production, Country, Cast [if any], Director, Your Email, Website [if any], Your Address, and student ID (if applicable)

*PLEASE NOTE: Official Selections will need to provide one of the following for the online festival: A video file of your film (sent through We Transfer or similar), or a YouTube or Vimeo link.

Cash prizes and feedback – Last chance to submit your film to Leeds Young Film Festival 2017!

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Win £500 worth of cash prizes and receive feedback on every film officially submitted to Leeds Young Film Festival this year! The final deadline for submissions is 27 January 2017. Leeds Young Film Festival features a programme of the best new and unseen international cinema for young people, as well as classic screenings, moving-image related workshops and masterclasses. Now in its 18th year, the festival welcomes young people and their families to the largest film event of its kind...

FAM Fest Internation Film Festival 2017 Deadline

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FAM Fest 2017 International Film Festival | Submissions Open in 9 categories @redsamuraient Go to website to enter. http://www.redsamuraientertainment.com/FAMFest/   ...

Bucharest Short Film Festival 2017 is OPEN for SUBMISSIONS!

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  Dear film lovers, We are now opened for submissions for our 2017 festival edition. Good luck, everybody!     ...

Bucharest Short Film Festival

Bucharest Short Film Festival [BSFF]

Independent is the key word for Bucharest Short Film Festival [BSFF], as it is founded by independent film professionals, and focuses on independent artists in cinema, from all over the world. Bucharest Short Film Festival aims at recognizing, showcasing and spreading-out the most professional, most innovative, and most interesting fresh short international films, while always prioritizing independent short films.

Bucharest Short Film Festival will showcase some of the finest short international film in Narrative, Animation, Student, Experimental, Documentary, Fashion, Music Video, Stop Motion, Human Rights , Trailer, Webisode. We take to heart the amount of work put into each film. Therefore, the festival rules ensure that each movie is reviewed at least two times and well-debated by the jury. Some of the winner films will also be screened at other international film festivals.

Independent artists and their short films will meet an effervescent, and a quite experienced with cinema and film festivals audience, ensuring quality networking, and engaging opportunities, while the selected films will be determined by a panel of industry experts.

Bucharest Short Film Festival is building a new community of interest around international independent film professionals and film lovers, in the heart of one of the most interesting emergent capitals of arts and culture, a city that never sleeps – Bucharest.

The festival will run film screenings, preceeded or followed by artists Q&A, or networking side events, and, surely, parties, that all take place in various conventional and unconventional stages around Bucharest, as in cinemas, open spaces, and even summer theatres. Bucharest, you’ve heard about it, eventually – a city for young people. Well known for different things – like “Old Paris” nickname, in its bourgeois times, before the communism decades, or the world’s biggest parliamentary building [and one of the largest buildings of any kind], from its communism times new arhitecture, or the explosive contemporary art scene, and the also quite impressive underground arts and music and nightlife communities, in its current times.

ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival 2017 is OPEN for SUBMISSIONS!

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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...

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

2016 brings Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality & 3D Content to New Media Film Festival

Another moment in the history of consciousness-the spawning of Machine Consciousness through ART-For the first time in the history of the man/machine interface-the Artificial Experience has been born. In the Spotlight today are the 2016 early selects for the 7th Annual New Media Film Festival, named by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the "Top 25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" - New Media year after year impresses international audiences with its diverse genres and cutting edge me...

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...

Caminhos film Festival

The Caminhos Film Festival was stated in the latest editions as the reference event in the Portuguese panorama, the only festival dedicated in its competition, to the Portuguese cinema in various aspects, from the final draft film school, through animation , documentary, short film to feature film. Since 1988 we were privileged as an organization to see and live within the best of Portuguese national productions over the past twenty editions, but also to follow the progress of all the Portuguese film industry. We opened the event from Juniors, to seniors, to Film Schools, publishers and booksellers, all Portuguese production turning it in true showcase of national cinema in Portugal. A showcase, which has focused on bringing the creators to the publics, focusing on interaction at all levels.
 
O festival Caminhos do Cinema Português afirmou-se nas últimas edições como o evento de referência do panorama português, sendo o único festival dedicado, na sua competição, ao cinema português em várias vertentes, desde os projectos finais de escola de cinema, passando pela animação, documentário, curta-metragem até à longa-metragem. Desde 1988 tivemos o privilégio, enquanto organização de ver e (con)viver com o melhor da produção nacional portuguesa ao longo das últimas XIX edições, mas igualmente de acompanhar a evolução de toda a indústria cinematográfica portuguesa. Abrimos o evento aos Juniores, aos Séniores, às Escolas de Cinema, às editoras e livreiros, a toda a produção portuguesa transformando-o na verdadeira montra do cinema nacional em Portugal. Uma montra, que tem apostado em aproximar os criadores dos seus públicos, apostando na interacção em todos os níveis.
 
 
 

Awards & Prizes

Prémios da Selecção Caminhos 
- Grande Prémio do Festival 
- Prémio para a Melhor Longa-metragem 
- Prémio para a Melhor Curta-metragem 
- Prémio para a Melhor Animação 
- Prémio para o Melhor Documentário 
- Prémio Revelação 
- Melhor Actor 
- Melhor Actor Secundário 
- Melhor Actriz 
- Melhor Actriz Secundária 
- Melhor Direcção Artística 
- Melhor Fotografia 
- Melhor Guarda Roupa 
- Melhor Realizador 
- Melhor Caracterização 
- Melhor Montagem 
- Melhor Som 
- Melhor Argumento Original 
- Melhor Argumento Adaptado 
- Melhor Música Original
 
Prémio do Público 
- Melhor Filme
 
Prémio D. Quijote - Prémio da Federação Internacional de Cineclubes 
- Melhor Filme
 
Prémio Imprensa 
- Melhor Filme
 
Prémios da Selecção Ensaios 
-Prémio do Júri Ensaios Nacional; 
-Prémio do Júri Ensaios Internacional;
 
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Caminhos Selection Awards 
- Grand Festival Award 
- Award for Best Feature Film 
- Award for Best Short Film 
- Award for Best Animation 
- Award for Best Documentary 
- Breakthrough Awards 
- Best Actor 
- Best Supporting Actor 
- Best Actress 
- Best Supporting Actress 
- Best Art Direction 
- Best Cinematography 
- Best Wardrobe 
- Best Director 
- Best Characterization 
- Best Film Editing 
- Best Sound 
- Best Original Screenplay 
- Best Adapted Screenplay 
- Best Original Music
 
Audience Award 
- Best movie
 
D. Quijote Award - Award of the International Federation of Film Societies 
- Best movie
 
Awards Press 
- Best movie
 
Essays Selection Award 
- Best National Essay 
- Best International Essay

 

 

 

 

 

Rules & Terms

 
1.- Finalidades do Evento 
1.1.- Caminhos Film Festival têm como finalidade geral do projecto reforçar o acesso à cultura cinematográfica Portuguesa, promovendo a sua divulgação, os elementos para à sua comparação e compreensão. 
1.2.- Para além disso em cada edição o projecto deverá reforçar os laços de comunidade e identidade local existentes, promovendo a integração numa identidade e comunidade nacional.
 
2.- Objectivos Gerais e Definição Conceptual 
2.1.- O festival é idealizado por amantes e profissionais do mundo cinematográfico e visa dar visibilidade às diferentes produções nacionais. Os Caminhos Film Festival são um festival singular em Portugal dedicado exclusivamente ao cinema nacional, nos seus distintos registos técnicos e temáticos na secção competitiva Selecção Caminhos.
 
2.2.- Ao nível conceptual os Caminhos do Cinema Português caracterizam-se por uma amplitude de registos que são o fidedigno registo do panorama da produção cinematográfica nacional anual. A inovação do projecto está no facto de se proceder ao acolhimento num único espaço.
 
2.3.- Os Caminhos do Cinema Português pretendem ser aquilo que o nome transmite, a súmula dos diferentes caminhos que a cinematografia nacional percorre. Não existe um só caminho, disso mesmo nos damos conta quando os podemos enumerar, a saber: cinema de autor, cinema comercial, cinema para crianças e o vídeo arte. O cinema português enquadra-se nos mais variados escalões etários e registos estilísticos de que a história do cinema nos pode dar conta.
 
2.4.- A Selecção Ensaios, ao aceitar obras realizados em contexto de formação académica, nacionais e internacionais, pretende promover os elementos para a comparação e compreensão da cinematografia portuguesa no contexto global.
 
3.- Secções Competitivas, Júris e Prémios Oficiais 
3.1.- O festival Caminhos do Cinema Português é constituído por duas secções competitivas, nomeadamente a Selecção Caminhos e a Selecção Ensaios.
 
3.2.- As obras a apresentar em cada uma das secções competitivas serão o resultado de uma pré-selecção da responsabilidade da organização e de um júri expressamente convocado para o efeito, nos termos dos Regulamentos Anexos próprios de cada secção.
 
4.- Selecção Caminhos 
4.1.- Os filmes seleccionados para a Selecção Caminhos serão avaliados por um conjunto de júris e concorrem cumulativamente, quando reunidas as condições expressas nos Anexos ao Regulamentos de cada júri/selecção, aos seguintes prémios: 
-Prémios do Júri Caminhos; 
-Prémio do Júri de Imprensa; 
-Prémio Don Quijote / Júri IFSS – Federação Internacional de Cineclubes
 
5.- Selecção Ensaios 
5.1.- Os filmes seleccionados para a Selecção Ensaios serão avaliados por um júri e concorrem quando reunidas as condições expressas no regulamento desta secção, ao seguinte prémio: 
-Prémio do Júri Ensaios Nacional; 
-Prémio do Júri Ensaios Internacional;
 
6.- Outros Prémios 
Para dos prémios elencados, os filmes a concurso na Selecção Caminhos e Selecção Ensaios, concorrem igualmente ao Prémio do Público. Este prémio será entregue mediante o escrutínio e o cálculo da média aritmética ponderada expressa pelo espectadores, em boletim de voto próprio, no final de cada sessão na Selecção Caminhos e Selecção Ensaios.
 
6.- Casos Omissos 
6.1.- A Comissão Organizadora do festival reserva-se o direito de decidir sobre os casos não previstos nos diferentes Regulamentos, bem como proceder a necessárias alterações, dando conhecimento a todos os interessados.
 
7.- Disposição Final 
A inscrição para pré-selecção e participação nas diferentes secções competitivas (selecção Caminhos/ Selecção Ensaios) do festival Caminhos do Cinema Português XXI implica a leitura deste Regulamento OFicial bem como a aceitação dos Anexos específicos de cada secção.
 
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1.-Purpose of the event 
1.1.-Caminhos Film Festival have as general purpose of the project enhance access to Portuguese film culture, promoting their dissemination, the elements for the comparison and understanding.
1.2.-Plus in each issue the project should strengthen the bonds of community and local identity, promoting the integration in existing identity and national community.
 
2.-General objectives and Concept Definition 
2.1.-the festival is designed for lovers and professionals in the film world and seeks to give visibility to the different national productions. The paths are a unique festival Film Festival in Portugal devoted exclusively to national cinema, in its distinctive technical and thematic records in competitive Selection Paths section.
 
2.2.-Conceptual level the ways of the Portuguese Cinema is characterised by a range of records that are the trustworthy record of the annual national film production. The innovation of the project is that for the reception in a single space.
 
2.3.- Caminhos film Festival claims to be what the name conveys, summarising the different paths that the national cinematography traverses. There is no one way, that we realize when we can enumerate, namely: cinema, cinema, cinema commercial for children and video art. The Portuguese film fits in various age groups and stylistic records of the history of cinema in can handle.
 
2.4.-the selection Tests, by accepting works carried out in the context of academic, national and international training, aims to promote the elements for comparison and understanding of Portuguese cinematography in the global context.
 
3.-Competitive Sections, Juries and awards Officers 
3.1.-Caminhos Film Festival consists of two competitive sections, namely the selection Caminhos and the selection Essays.
 
3.2.-the works in each of the competitive sections will be the result of a pre-selection of the responsibility of the Organization and of a jury expressly convened for this purpose, in accordance with the regulations specific to each Attachments section.
 
4.-selecting Paths 
4.1.-The selected films for the selection paths will be evaluated by a set of judges and compete cumulatively when the conditions laid down in Annexes to the Regulations of each jury/selection, the following prizes: 
-Jury Awards paths; 
-Press jury prize; 
-Don Quijote Award/Jury IFSS-International Federation of film societies
 
5.-Selection Tests 
5.1.-The selected films for the selection tests will be evaluated by a jury and compete when the conditions expressed in the regulation of this section, the following prize: 
-Jury prize National Tests; 
-Jury prize International Trials;
 
6.-Awards 
For listed Awards, the films in competition Selection paths and Selection Tests, also compete for the prize of the audience. This prize will be delivered by the scrutiny and the calculation of the weighted arithmetic average expressed by viewers, in ballot itself, at the end of each session in selecting paths and Selection Tests.
 
6.- Missing cases 
6.1.-the Organizing Committee of the festival reserves the right to decide on the cases not provided for in the various regulations, as well as carry out necessary changes, giving knowledge to all interested parties.
 
7.-Final provisions 
Registration for pre-selection and participation in different competitive sections (path/selection Selection trials) of Caminhos do Cinema XXI Portuguese festival involves reading this official rules as well as the acceptance of the annexes specific to each section.

Mirror Mountain Film Festival

Mirror Mountain Film Festival brings the best in independent and alternative cinema to Canada’s capital. Mirror Mountain is an inclusive festival that welcomes all types of films and all types of people to share in the collective cinema experience. In addition to film screenings, our festival features live performances, parties, panel discussions, Q&A sessions and more.

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Some of the 2017 program highlights will include:

INTERNATIONAL SELECTIONS (dramas, comedies, dance and other genres)
FEATURE PRESENTATION (all genres)
TRUE STORIES (documentaries)
LINES DRAWN (animation)
FANTASTIC VOYAGES (horror, sci-fi and fantasy)
STRANGE HOURS (cult/weird)
NEW VISIONS (experimental)
LOCAL HEROES (Ottawa region)

The full lineup of events will be announced on November 6th 2017.

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WISFF Student Filmmakers - Unique Mission & Large Cash Prizes

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CALL FOR ENTRIES now open! Early bird through September 1. $35 US Dollars The WINDRIDER STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (WISFF) honors emerging student filmmakers whose independent voices reflect the human condition with creativity and respect. Formerly the ANGELUS STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (which MovieMaker magazine called "best bet for student moviemakers,") WISFF boasts a world-class alumni that have gone on to win multiple Oscar, Emmy, Peabody and Sundance nominations, awards and recognition. ...

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 ...

Brazilian Yellow Oscars To 4 European Films

  Rio de Janeiro, 15/05/2015 - The Brazilian born International Uranium Film Festival is a global festival dedicated to films about all aspects of nuclear power: from uranium mining to nuclear power plants, atomic bombs and atomic waste, from Hiroshima to Fukushima. The Jury of the 5th International Uranium Film Festival has now selected five films that receive the Festival's Yellow Oscar Awards 2015 and that will be honoured in Rio de Janeiro and Be...

Student Filmmaker Award > UK students could win 6-week Hollywood internship

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Here is an opportunity for ‪UK students... but, hurry, the deadline is 7 May 2015 INSIGHT FILM FESTIVAL ~ Student Filmmaker Award 2015 Are you a current student? Are you making a short film? Does it relate to the theme “The Truth is Out There. Have Faith!”? Would you like to win a lifehack prize to give your future career in film a head start? If so, enter the Student Filmmaker Award 2015 by midnight, 7 May 2015 to win a six-week, expenses-paid, filmmaking internship with a ...

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!     ...

Clean Shorts Film Festival

Clean Shorts Film Festival is an excellent opportunity for independent filmmakers to screen their films to a welcoming audience in a hospitable environment on the campus of Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center, nestled in the wooded rural area of Choctaw, Oklahoma.

Clean Shorts is established for filmmakers who are open to producing films that are appropriate for a wide array of audiences, and rewards those whose creativity excels in various categories.

Clean Shorts thrives to create a climate that nurtures filmmaker networking and camaraderie with the added excitement of competition. Our goal is to stimulate the passion of veteran and aspiring filmmakers bringing them together to expand the growth of the independent film industry.

The inaugural Clean Shorts Film Festival will take place April 3-4, 2015, in the beautiful Seminar Center of Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center in Choctaw, Oklahoma.

Of course short films are our specialty, but on Opening Night, we will screen one very special feature film (TBA soon!), including a filmmaker panel featuring cast & crew!

The Closing Night Festivities will conclude with an Awards Presentation, in which top films will receive accolades in several categories, including Student Films and Music Videos.

Don’t miss what is sure to be one of the coolest, filmmaker-oriented festivals on the circuit!

Early Bird Deadline: October 31, 2014

Entry Fee: $10

Submit Now!

 

 

 

HOLLYWOOD BECKONS FOR AWARD WINNING YOUNG MANCHESTER FILMMAKER

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Harriet Edwards, a second-year student of filmmaking at Manchester Metropolitan University has won a dream opportunity to work with a Hollywood production company. Harriet was selected out of students from across the North of England who entered films into a pilot competition mounted by the Insight Film Festival. She has been awarded an expenses-paid trip to Hollywood including a six-week internship with Loyola Productions Inc., an award-winning company based in the heart of the movie industry ...

Puchon International Student Animation Festival

The 16th Puchon International Student Animation Festival 

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Date: Oct 22, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

 About the event:
In 1999, the Puchon International Student Animation Festival (PISAF) embarked on its journey as the sole animation festival in Asia dedicated solely to students and has since earned high marks for the quality of its selections. PISAF has also committed itself to becoming a venue in which to introduce animations created by animators from home and abroad and nurture new talents in the digital content industry. The festival’s central program is its International Student Competition, which is designed to discover young and promising new talent in animation and showcase their work. There are two categories: Short Animated Films (less than 30 minutes) and New Media Content, which can include many different formats such as Internet/web, Mobile-based, stopmotion graphics, interactive animations and etc. In 2011 over 1,200 films from all over the world were submitted to PISAF.

Along with the competition, PISAF offers many opportunities for young animated filmmakers to meet masters of the cartoon and animation world. In 2011, Disney animator John Musker, director of The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules and The Princess and the Frog have been featured. PISAF has played a major role in creating a network linking animation festivals worldwide through its collaborations with film fests in Annecy, Ottawa, Hiroshima, Zagreb, and the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film. The festival also offers a cartoon and animation experience program to attract interested audience members. The program is also aimed at exposing the ways that cartoons and animation can help develop creativity across a variety of fields. PISAF hopes to see more people enjoying cartoon and animation in the future.

PISAF 2014, the festival’s 16th edition, will be held on October 22-26 with screenings, an animation fair, an educational convention and a variety of other special events.


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Calling all COMEDY Filmmakers of the World! Submit NOW

OTF is a Perth based internationally recognised festival, that aims to develop, encourage and promote upcoming and independent filmmakers, and the world of comedy to WA, the nation and the world.   The 17th Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival’s Call-for-entries is Now Open   One Criteria IT MUST HAVE AN EXCELLENT SENSE OF HUMOUR! Got one, thought of one, making one? Get  cracking!!   http://www.overthefence.com.au/?...

Hawaii International Short Film Festival - Call for Entries

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EXTENDED LATE Deadline: July 09, 2014   The Hawaii International Short Film Festival, will showcase the best short films and its filmmakers from around the world. The first Hawaii Shorts Fest will be held August 13 - 14, 2014 at the beautiful Koko Marina 8 Theatres complex in Honolulu on the island of Oahu.   We believe that short form cinema and its creators should have their own premier film festival in Hawaii deserving similar recognition given to the feature f...
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