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Beneath the Earth Film Festival

New York's Beneath the Earth Film Festival is a year-long search for independent films that serves as a catalyst for outstanding projects to reach a global audience. Four seasonal competitions are held throughout the year during which work of high production quality, clever writing and strong performances are offered the chance to be reviewed by authorities in the film world. The winners of each season then go on to compete for the culminating grand prize. All winners will receive recognition and exposure as well as a monetary prize.

New York: Tribeca Film Festival 2017, April 19-30

  The Tribeca Film Festival 2017 offered an expanded version with more documentaries, greater emphasis on current political issues, and the addition of several new program elements.  It retained its eclectic nature but has grown into a veritable market of diversified and well received products, reflecting the ecosystem of media and leaving in its programs no relevant approaches, technologies, and communication platforms untouched. Certainly, films remain a cornerstone and the attracti...

Submit your film for only $15

CALL FOR ENTRIES Late Deadline: August 31, 2017 Grenada Afterglow Film Festival Short films, 30 minutes and under. For a complete list of guidelines, categories, and awards, visit https://filmfreeway.com/festival/GrenadaAfterglowFilmFestival. ...

Museum of Modern Art: Doc Fortnight 2017

  MOMA’s presentation of innovative nonfiction films was held from February 16-26 with more than 20 features and 10 shorts, including a section of new media Canadian nonfiction films and a retrospective of Emiko Omori with six productions. As in prior editions the program covered a broad range of themes and issues as well as innovative approaches in documentary film making. This year’s edition presented an outstanding selection of films investigating global issues and problem...

Japanese SSF&A Festival Director SeigoTono on India tour

Japanese SSF&A Festival Director SeigoTono on India tour Tuesday, the 28th 0f February, saw the screening of four Japanese shorts at the Rangswar mini-auditorium, located inside Chavan Centre in South Mumbai. Organised by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, courtesy Prabhat Film Society, which completed 50 years this year, it was presented by Seigo Tono, Director of Short Shorts Film Festival (SSFF) and Short Shorts Film Festival Asia (SSFFA), Japan. It will be held during June 1-12...

2nd Edition: Golden Frames 2017 - International Short Film Festival

GOLDEN FRAMES 2017 - INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
 
Six Sigma Films is now pleased to announce its 2nd edition i.e, Golden Frames 2017 for Short Films & Documentaries. This festival provides an online platform to encourage and promote budding & talented film makers. Screening of short listed films & docs will be on 12th May 2017 in Andheri, Mumbai.
 
Golden Frames 2016, International Short Film Festival was a big success & we received more than 1000 entries from 80+ countries. 100+ short films from 60 countries across the world was screened on 23rd-24th April 2016 at Andheri, Mumbai. All genres of Films ranging from action to romance, drama, comedy, science fiction & animation were showcased. Read More about the first edition of Golden Frames & the winners at - http://www.sixsigmafilms.com/goldenframes.htm
 
Six Sigma Films is a major Film Production House. It is amongst Top producers & distributors of Short films, videos, independent films online. It is also a top organizer of Film Conferences/Awards & Festivals. We have conceptualized and organized first ever film finance conference & awards in India (COFFI). We have successfully organized more than 10 short film festivals. Our YouTube Channel have 600 plus short films, documentaries & videos, over 35 million views and counting. Six Sigma Films has worked closely with the major industry associations, corporates & premier educational institutes.
 
SELECTION PROCEDURE 
Creative and Technical merit - Story line, narrative, Subject treatment, Direction, Technical aspects (i.e., Cinematography, Screenplay, acting, music etc)
 
COMPLETED SUBMISSIONS INCLUDE:
- Submission fees 
- All required fields through Online platform 
- Synopsis (in English), 2 high resolution stills from the film, trailer, and an official film poster
 
CATEGORIES OF THE CONTEST
Films in in all genres & any language is acceptable
1. Short Category 
Short Films & Docs with duration upto 10 minutes
2. Long Category
Short Films & Docs with duration upto 30 minutes*
* Exemption on duration of the film on merit. Running time includes end credits. 
 
DATE OF SUBMISSION
Earlybird Deadline: March 20th, 2017
Regular Deadline: April 15th, 2017
Late Deadline: May 1st, 2017 
 
ENTRY FEE
a) Earlybird Fee: INR 1600/- OR US$ 24 
b) Regular Fee : INR 2000/- OR US$ 30 
b) Late Fee : INR 2600/- OR US$ 40 
 
PAYMENTS:
It can be made through filmfreeway.com or Paypal
1. The submission fee is non-refundable.
2. We do not wave submission fees to preserve the integrity of the competition. 
 
BENEFITS TO THE PARTICIPANTS 
1. Screening for shortlisted films 
2. Certificate of Merit to winner film makers. 
3. Certificate of Participation to every short listed film 
4. Free Entry passes for screening to shortlisted films 
5. Opportunity to get Membership of Young Filmmaker Cell (YFC)- Click Here 
6. Winning films will covered by TheBuzzDiary.com, the top entertainment website for viral stories & videos 
7. Opportunity to work in future projects of Six Sigma Films & its Associates. 
8. Trailers of participating films of this festival will be uploaded on our popular YouTube Channel
 
PAYMENTS: 
It can be made through filmfreeway.com or Paypal 
1. The submission fee is non-refundable. 
2. We do not wave submission fees to preserve the integrity of the competition.
 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS 
1. It is a global contest and open for everyone above 18 years 
2. You can submit your application online through filmfreeway.com. Otherwise filmmaker can request us for entry form has to send the contest entry form. 
3. Films in in all genres & any language is acceptable, but films in a language other than English MUST include subtitles in English 
4. Short films & documentaries must be 30 minutes or less in length. Running time includes end credits. 
5. We consider all films regardless of commercial, theatrical, or television screenings 
6. No film may be withdrawn from the festival programme after its selection. 
7. Works-in-progress and films with distribution are accepted but they need to specify it in their application.
 
 

Visions du Réel – Festival International de Cinéma Nyon

Visions du Réel is one of the only Swiss film festivals to present a majority of its films as world or international premieres. It also offers the unique opportunity to meet the film directors, which are present at each first screening of the films. The Festival is also a stepping stone for new talent. The prestigious Oscars and the European Film Awards academies have opened their doors to films screened at Visions du Réel. Alongside a very varied programme, the Festival also offers masterclasses, debates with film directors, meetings with professionals and many cultural mediation activities.

The Festival also has a film market, the Doc Outlook – International Market (DOCM), one of the most important in Europe. The DOCM selects and promotes films at every stage of their development and offers a key networking platform for professionals from all around the world.

In addition to the Festival, Visions du Réel On Tour promotes  the cinéma du réel all year long by organising screenings all over Switzerland.

Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival

Premier global soccer film festival 

Since its inaugural NYC festival in 2009, K+S has held more than 20 events globally featuring 100+ films from around the world—all in celebration of the passion and power of the world’s most beloved game. 

Film screenings are complemented by poetry readings, art shows, live music performances, after parties, and thematic panel discussions exploring the themes and underpinnings of the films.  Special guests have included legendary soccer players, filmmakers, sports writers, artists, team owners, social advocates, and political dignitaries.

While its global footprint has helped K+S establish itself as the premier soccer film festival, it’s the annual flagship NYC festival that is the focal point for K+S and has embedded K+S within the diverse community of soccer, film, and cultural fans in the New York area.

 


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MidWest WeirdFest: Call for Entries! Horror, Sci-Fi, Underground, Documentaries

CALL FOR ENTRIES! From the organizers of Australia's two leading genre film festivals -  A Night of Horror International Film Festival and Fantastic Planet, Sydney Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival - comes a cinematic celebration of all things frightening, fantastic, underground, off-beat, alternative, and just plain weird... to the American Midwest! MidWest WeirdFest is now open for submissions in the following categories: FEATURES - DOCUMENTARIES -...

New York: Margaret Mead Film Festival 2016

Continuing its tradition of high quality programming The Margaret Mead Film Festival celebrated its 40th anniversary at its home, the American Museum of Natural History.  Established in 1977 it is the longest running annual international documentary festival in the United States.   Of the more than 40,000 submissions since its inception, 2,000 films have been shown by the festival of which 1,000 are kept in the Museum’s Mead Festival Archives. Over the years, documentaries...

Free Zone Film Festival

FREE ZONE Film Festival was founded in 2005 with the idea of finding physical and ideological space in Belgrade for discussion, re-thinking and understanding of current social phenomena and problems in Serbia, Balkans and in the world -- through popularization of art-house and human rights engaging cinematography rarely seen as part of a regular cinematic repertoire.

At the very first festival organized in November of 2005, 20 internationally awarded documentaries, feature and short films from around the globe were screened in only one theatre. Eleven years from then, Free Zone screens 30 to 40 feature fiction and documentary films during the five festival days in 3 biggest Serbian cities (Belgrade, Novi Sad, and Niš), 10 movie theatres and with big opening ceremony in famous Sava Centar in Belgrade.

Continuous and interactive relationship with the audience is something that characterizes the festival not only during the festival event, but throughout the year.

Namely, Documentary Thursday - monthly screenings of world best documentary films in Cultural Center Rex, have resulted in steady annual audience growth, thus reaching over 20.000 visitors at the 11th edition of the Festival in 2015.

In cooperation with first local women’s foundation in Serbia – Reconstruction Women’s Fund, a new program line – Women’s line was introduced and dedicated to affirmation of women’s rights.

 

In 2012, additional member to the festival’s program selectors team was added. Since then, Guest selector programme represents a film selection of an influential public personality whose activism and personal value system reflects values and objectives of Free Zone Festival itself. So far, Guest selectors of Free Zone Film Festival were post-Yugoslav writer Dubravka Ugrešić, art director of Dokufest Veton Nurkollari, writer and philosopher Boris Buden, and journalist and actress Olja Bećković.

Since the beginning, the Festival has also been organizing special Screenings for high-school students, screenings which have, over time, become an important part of the festival’s program. In 2015, high-school screenings inspired a new 14+ programme line opening.

14+ program line, gives high-school students a chance to take a jury role for the first time, select the movie they found to be the voice of their generation and award it with Best Film Award in 14+ category. This way, young people are given the opportunity to see movies that are part of Free Zone’s selection and which, at the same time, are dealing with their peer’s current issues worldwide.

Inspired both by Screenings for high-schools students and 14+ programme line, a separate project, called Free Zone Junior, has been created in cooperation with Association of civil education teachers. This project produced several DVD compilation editions, namely: Teacher and Student Manual for using Film as Supplementary Teaching Tool in Civic Education in Elementary and High-schools.

In addition, Documentary Film Camp was organized, with a great number of high-schools students from former Yugoslavian republics and the Balkans. During the camp, those cinephile teenegers have the opportunity to make their first short documentary films. Some of these student films received awards on several “senior” festivals, like Zagreb Dox, Liburnia, and Four river.

Free Zone cooperates with other European festivals showing documentary and feature films. The Festival travelled, with its best film selections, to various international festivals: Marseille's International Film Festival, Dokufest in Prizren, Tempo Documentary Festival in Stockholm, This Human World in Vienna, and CPH:DOX in Copenhagen.

Free Zone and CPH:DOX collaborated in the 25th Berlin Wall fall anniversary celebration, and special pan-European simultaneous world premiere of Erzsébet Rácz and Anders Østergaard’s documentary 1989. 20 European cities, including Belgrade, were also a part of the open social media discussion following the 1989 screening.

Program that strongly connects Free Zone with its Belgrade audience during the festival in November, is Late night conversations debate programme. Keeping in mind that the festival is mainly focused on human rights and engaging movies -- emphasizing social issues and phenomena -- numerous philosophers, sociopolitical theorists and those working in the field of arts, re-think and discuss issues covered in official programme movies.

Following the trends in contemporary film production, Free Zone has created a Cross Media Zone side program in 2014, and devoted it to engaged documentary and feature projects that combine activism and digital technology with film expression.

Since 2016, Free Zone jury consists experts awards The Best engaging film in Regional competition, Human Rights Award and award for The Best film in (youth) selection 14+ (awarded by high-school jury). Additionally, Audience award is given to Top Four films based on audience votes which results in buying TV rights for further national TV broadcasting.

Following the end of the festival in November, Free Zone organizes movie selection Tour in April, May and June. During the spring of Free Zone Tour, the audience from cities, towns and villages in Serbia other than Belgrade, Novi Sad and Niš, have the opportunity to see The best of movies from the previous edition of the festival.

10th Free Zone Tour was organized in 2016, and more than 45 cities were visited. At the same time, Free Zone Tour represents par excellence example of cultural decentralization by presenting high quality film programme to the Serbian audience for free.

Project Free Zone Film Festival is a member of International Network of Film Festival on human rights – Human Rights Film Network, and a partner of Balkan Documentary Distribution Network together with organizations and festivals from the region: ReStart from Zagreb, Docufest from Prizren, Demiurg from Ljubljana, and Underhill from Podgorica.

So far, festival has officially been opened by Serbian actress Mirjana Karavnović, actor Miki Manojlović, screenwriter and activist Biljana Srbljanović, former director of B92 television and board member of Fond B92 Veran Matić, Croatian philosopher Boris Buden, post-Yugoslav and Dutch writer Dubravka Ugrešić and journalist and actress Olja Bećković.

 

 

New York: Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2016

Of all global non-governmental organizations focusing on the protection of human rights the New York based Human Rights Watch ranks among the largest and most influential.   In five geographic divisions encompassing Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Central Asia, The Middle East and North Africa, and a United States program more than 80 researchers carry out their work in virtually all countries; executing systematic data analysis, generating information through fieldw...

New York: Doc Fortnight 2016

In its 15th edition Doc Fortnight, the international festival of non-fiction films, presented from February 19-29 at the Museum of Modern Art 20 features and nine short films including numerous premieres were selected from 400 productions. The thematic range covered current events such as the refugee crisis, migration, the Syrian war, biographical portraits, colonialism, and ethnographic explorations.  Though traditional documentaries with archival footage, interviews and linear narrative...

International Film Festival North Hollywood

 

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL NORTH HOLLYWOOD - APRIL 28 - MAY 1, 2016 at the NoHo Arts Center in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood, CA.

IFFNoHo is designed to be a launch platform for new films, a nexus for discussion, and an expertly programmed showcase in all genres. The best films share a wonderful combination of substantive story-telling and creative use of the moving image and we invite all of you who are passionate about this collective form of expression to apply.

DocsBarcelona 2016

DocsBarcelona International Documentary Film Festival


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CALL FOR ENTRIES OPENED FOR 18TH ONE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

The 18th edition of the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival will take place March 7 - 16, 2016 in Prague followed by travelling festivals in the regions of the Czech Republic. To submit a film, please complete the Film Submission Form. For more information about the submission process please read the Festival Rules and Regulations. Feature or mid-length documentaries (minimum length is 40 minutes) and short films for children (short documentaries or animated...

Human Rights Watch Film Festival New York 2015

Starting with the 1978 establishment of the Helsinki Watch focusing on compliance with the Helsinki accords and human rights violations and the creation of watch committees for the Americas and other regions in the eighties, the human rights watch has emerged as the largest global organization tracking and revealing human rights violations.  Its work is distinguished  by  fact  based  non-partisan rigorous research, effective media use  and has involved  ...

Shorts Up

Shorts Up is a monthly short film event held right in the center of London at Upstairs at the ARTS across from Leicester Square tube station.

 

Shorts up brings together upcoming talent alongside established film making figures for a night of short films, music videos, documentaries, live music and networking.

 

Set up by Faktem Films to support upcoming talent, Shorts Up aims to provide a monthly platform for established and emerging filmmakers to showcase their work whilst networking with other industry professionals. The night is more than just a short film night - it's for filmmakers programmed by filmmakers.

 

Submissions are open to anyone with a short film, documentary or music video with selected films being screened at our central London venue Upstairs at the ARTS. Unlike many events, we do not operate on a one-off submission chance, if we are unable to programme a film in the next event it will continue to be considered for future events.

 

Each evening will feature approx 1hr40m of short films, with live music before and after the screenings. The venue's bar will stay open exclusively for anyomne with a ticket for a chance to network and meet other people in the industry.

Submissions are only £5 are operate on a rolling deadline at www.shortsup.co.uk

Tickets for the event are available for £9 on the event website.

 

#PullYourShortsUp      @ShortsUpLDN

Shorts Up

Shorts Up is a monthly short film event held right in the center of London at Upstairs at the ARTS across from Leicester Square tube station.

 

Shorts up brings together upcoming talent alongside established film making figures for a night of short films, music videos, documentaries, live music and networking.

 

Set up by Faktem Films to support upcoming talent, Shorts Up aims to provide a monthly platform for established and emerging filmmakers to showcase their work whilst networking with other industry professionals. The night is more than just a short film night - it's for filmmakers programmed by filmmakers.

 

Submissions are open to anyone with a short film, documentary or music video with selected films being screened at our central London venue Upstairs at the ARTS. Unlike many events, we do not operate on a one-off submission chance, if we are unable to programme a film in the next event it will continue to be considered for future events.

 

Each evening will feature approx 1hr40m of short films, with live music before and after the screenings. The venue's bar will stay open exclusively for anyomne with a ticket for a chance to network and meet other people in the industry.

Submissions are only £5 are operate on a rolling deadline at www.shortsup.co.uk

Tickets for the event are available for £9 on the event website.

 

#PullYourShortsUp      @ShortsUpLDN

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.

2015 Newport Beach Film Festival Deadline Approaching!

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Enter your film today to be a part of the 2015 Newport Beach Film Festival! The Newport Beach Film Festival regular deadline is DECEMBER 19th.   During the week of the festival, Newport Beach Festival hosts over fifteen special events and mixers, including our intimate Sunset Series receptions for filmmakers, that offer the opportunity to meet fellow filmmakers and industry professionals.   FEATURE FILM: $65 SHORT FILM: $55   The Festival will run from April 23rd to April...

Hang on to Your Shorts Film Festival

Though many artistic events and film festivals have left the New Jersey Shore/Central New Jersey area.  We all work in the entertainment industry in some form and we all love the art of film making.  We want to bring back film festivals to the Jersey Shore and also celebrate those who are trying to break into the industry with the Short Film.


We decided to create a small intimate short film festival in the amazing area of Asbury Park, NJ to start our festival.  Now entering its second year, "Hang on to Your Shorts" Film Festival.

New York: 2014 Margaret Mead Film Festival

Held at the American Museum of Natural History the Margret Mead Film Festival was guided by the theme “Past Forward”   and presented from October 23 - 27 44 films from more than 50 countries. The film program of this well organized fest was accompanied by events including art installations with cell phone made content and a participatory web-based interactive documentary project on the history of a rural US county. Three ‘Mead Dialogues’  covered screenin...

New York: 2014 NY Film Festival - Documentaries

Not offering any awards, outlandish social events and a sales market the New York Film Festival remains one of the most important US film festivals following its unique strategy of programming demanding artistic films as well as excellent movies which meet commercial demands.  As the main selection, the retrospective,   the revival, and Spotlight on Documentary programs and side bars demonstrate the fest has retained its appeal for cineastes as does the inclusion of first rate f...
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