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Call for 2017 Film Submissions

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   Contact: $10,000 IN CASH PRIZES Submit your film here: The 2017 Women's Voices Now (WVN) Onl...

FIDBA - International Documentary Film Festival of Buenos Aires , Argentina

FIDBA is the first International Documentary Film Festival in Argentina, a space where cinema of the real, films with the same vocation, dialogue with one another and address the diversity of forms and particular tasks that take reality as material. From this premise, the FIDBA is planned as an annual event in which they will present a selection of new directors, revisit the films of prominent authors and will recover works and films unknown to mainstream audiences.


FIDBA also aims to be a meeting place for authors to widen our perception of reality and ways of expressing it and thinking it out through film, but also the arts, new media formats and new narratives ranging from photography to instalations, from documentary theater to transmedia storytelling, not to mention the intersections between reality and fiction. The Festival is open, in short, to all documentary works that are a reflection and an effort to understand reality.


Facing a market that prevails and makes all relations a part of a great show, documentary film maintains and reaffirms its character, for making every moment and letting rule for things not easily controlled, must necessarily invent forms for always unresolved issues: the documentary is unable to reduce the world to a previous device. And though the procedures are provided, and by nature, insecure, unstable and fragile, that is exactly their strength and driving force: to be there to allow the construction of new maps and to explore over those that are not entirely known to us yet.

Not Your Skin Transgender Documentary Explores Lives Across Generations

Ester Brym's new documentary film NOT YOUR SKIN profiling the lives of 4 families that have been dealing with transgender issues throughout their entire life is set to be released in 2017. The film uniquely looks at transgender people of different ages ranging from 10 years old all the way to 70 years old. The issues explored are parenting, education, health insurance, sex reassigment surgery, coming out, dysphoria, relationships and everyday life of the main characters.  Brym prev...

Chennai Rainbow Film Festival 2016: Call for film submission

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...

"Through the Pane" to play Colombia!

"Through the Pane" has been selected to play in El Saman de Festicine in Viterbo-Caldas, Colombia October 13-16, 2016. This is the 35th selection for "Through the Pane". Helmed and written by Dawn Westlake, the film is based on a memoir chapter by her father, Donald G. Westlake. It addresses his cosmic acceptance of his wife's death four years ago. They were very happily married for 62 years. The film was shot on the Canon6D by Pol Carrizo-Vilarroig of ImatgeBarcelona...

2017 Call For Entries – Now Open!

Call For Entries 24th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival Festival Dates: May 31 – June 4 2017 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Now in our 24th year, The Chicago Underground Film Festival, the longest running “underground” film festival in the world, is an internationally recognized program providing a venue for documentary, experimental and avant-garde narrative film and video. The festival’s mission is to select and screen fil...

NFFTY 2017 Open for Entries - Named One of the 50 Best Festivals Worth the Entry Fee by MovieMaker Magazine

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...

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.

The 11th Annual CaribbeanTales International Film Festival

The CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) returns to Downtown Toronto, at The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street, with its 11th edition. This year's Festival includes nine feature-length and 17 short films in Official Competition for the CTFF Jury and Audience Awards, to be announced on Closing Night - September 17. 

For more information about the Festival, please call The CaribbeanTales International Film Festival Office Line on: 416-534-8308 or our mobile line: 647-739-4294 or visit our website and through our email

At the Fork: A Film About Husbandry and Wife

Opinions vary as to whether we should eat meat. Between At the Fork director John Papola and his producer wife Lisa Versaci, these range fromyes, but to hell no. He’s an omnivore; she’s a vegan. That tension — and Papola’s gradual rethinking of food politics — peppers their new film about how animals are raised for our consumption.  It’s March 2015 when the couple sets out across America to find producers of pork, beef, chicken, egg...

IndieCork trailer 2014

Director: Indiecork.

"Through the Pane" selected to RATMA Film Fest in the UK!

"Through the Pane" has been accepted to the documentary section of the 2016 RATMA Film Festival in Keighley, UK for July 16th, 2016. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, "Through the Pane" is based on the memoir chapter of the director's father about his acceptance of her mother's death. Cinematography and editing/visual effects were provided by Imatge Barcelona's Pol Carrizo Vilarroig. An original score was composed by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. For more info ...

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words | Review

By Maria Esteves – June 24, 2016 Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words is a compelling and passionate music documentary about the life of legendary genius Frank Zappa (1940-1993). The extraordinary black-and-white and color archival footage superbly assembled chronologically by director Thorsten Schütte includes the 1963 interview with popular talk show host Steve Allen, international media coverage of Zappa invitation to Prague and powerful onstage performances as ban...

istanbul international short film festival

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.


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“Art Bastard”: The Agony and Ecstasy of Robert Cenedella

  You might not expect much tender concern for legitimacy in a film called Art Bastard. Its subject, artist Robert Cenedella, trumpets his rogue status with glee. But Victor Kanefsky’s empathic character study probes the soft underbelly beneath the swagger and exposes the scars of not belonging. Unless you’re a cold-blooded bastard, you’ll come away from this visceral portrait of sentiment, conscience and humor not only enthralled but ready to write your local muse...

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES Submissions for Films and Script Entries for SRFF2017 is now open!

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" selected to DocuTIFF!

"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...

Not Your Skin Trans Documentary Is Brym's New Film Project

Brym's new documentary takes on a touchy subject We are all by now somewhat familiar with some of the more visible transgender personalities in our society. Who are they really and what does it mean to be transgender? Since her first feature film Butterflies (2009), director Ester Brym have not stopped and this will be her 4th documentary film. She is currently in production and raising money to finish the project by the end of this year. The film follows ordinary men and women wh...

BIFED 2016

  BIFED 2016 Open for Submissions Bozcaada International Festival of Ecological Documentary The deadline for applications is 15 May 2016   The world is changing continuously, and while we witness growing problems there are also hopeful developments. BIFED a platform organized to nurture the hope is preparing for its third year.   Countdown has begun for Turkey&...

Film Review: Love Thy Nature

By Maria Esteves   LOVE THY NATURE is a compelling documentary about the need for humans to reconnect and rely on nature for Earth’s survival. Narrated by Liam Neeson, the film closely examines the interconnection and interdependence of creation in its awe and splendor beauty, the current global environmental crisis, and the industrial and biological revolution. This documentary winner of 25 awards at film festival circuit included provocative interviews with Da...

"Through the Pane" to have Asian Premiere in Beijing!

"Through the Pane" will have its Asian premiere in the documentary section of the Beijing International Film Festival in Beijing, China April 16-23, 2016. The film is based on the memoir chapter written by director Dawn Westlake's father about the acceptance of his wife's death. Donald and Helen Gum Westlake were happily married for 62 years. "Through the Pane" won the Best International Director prize for Westlake in February at the film's premiere in the 38th an...

FilmMakers Global Movie Trailer Festival calling

  SUBMIT YOUR TRAILER, TEASER OR PRESENTATION! Regular Deadline: April 30th, 2016 Click to Submit:     ...

"Weiner" Exposes Fallen Politico Anthony Weiner at New Directors/New Films

Narcissim? Masochism? Dreams of redemption?  Whatever may have motivated fallen congressman Anthony Weiner to let filmmakers Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg make a documentary about his 2013 run for mayor of New York City, it’s hard not to ponder this mystery while watching Weiner. So when Kriegman asks his subject, "Why have you let me film this?" he also speaks for the head-scratching viewer. The question comes up the day after the Democratic mayoral primary, whi...

"Through the Pane" accepted to Asterfest in Macedonia!

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: For more info on "Through the Pane&qu...

20th Jihlava IDFF - entry form for documentary films and experimental documentaries now open

Submit your documentary films and experimental documentaries to the 20th Jihlava IDFF, a celebration of creative documentary cinema. We do not follow a traditional festival model nor do we adopt a routine, pragmatic approach to programme selection. Jihlava pays tribute to courage and risk-taking. The Jihlava IDFF is the largest event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe. 5 days, 7 competition sections, 60 world premieres, 250 films in the programme and 38,000 visitors attending.  ...