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The Montreal World Film Festival
August 27, September 7

The regulations and entry forms to submit a film to the 2015 edition of the MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL are available for download. Please follow the links to get a copy. 
2015 REGULATIONS
ENTRY FORM FOR THE 2015 MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
ENTRY FORM FOR THE 2015 CANADIAN STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL

Click to submit your film

The Montreal World Film Festival's blog I Website http://www.ffm-montreal.org/ 

 

Oaxaca FilmFest 6
October 9-17, 2015

We are passionately committed to providing audiences around The Globe with an excellent entertainment experience simply by introducing them to Great Film.

SUBMIT NOW

Oaxaca Film Fest's blog  I Website   http://www.oaxacafilmfest.com/

 

 

Women's International Film Festival & Conference
March 23-25

Book your spot now while space is still available for the Women's International Film Festival & Conference, March 23-25, at the tropical Newport Beachside Hotel and Resort in Miami, Florida. Three days of intensive workshops and panels give you an insider's perspective on how to: Successfully Launch a Crowdfunding campaign and how to Find and Market to your Audience. Learn the latest information on Distribution in the Digital Age, discover what content television executives are looking for and the latest issues of Diversity in film and tv. Network with some of the industry's most successful female Directors and Producers, and find out how some women are Shattering the Entertainment Glass Ceiling.
Get your early bird pass on sale now! Limited number available. http://www.womensfilmfest.com/festival-passes-2015/


The 10th Annual Women’s International Film & Arts Festival (WIFF) is the premiere international event for women filmmakers, industry professionals and film lovers - screening more than 100 films by and about women March 20-29, 2015.  

Women's International Film and Arts Festival's blog  I Website  http://www.womensfilmfest.com

 

 

NYC Indie Film Festival 2014
October 12 - 18, 2015


Join the celebration of the true independent filmmaker. SUBMIT your feature-length, documentary, short, super-short, music video, art video or animation. The festival takes place in iconic Times Square’s Theater District in New York City, every October.

We seek untold stories and unspoken voices – from horrors to documentaries to adventures to comedies, from great acting to anime. We are looking for films from around the globe that the world must see.
First set of prizes Best Director and Best Cinematographer  to receive 7,500USD rental package provided for Panavision.
We are also starting a short screenplay contest with a fabulous first prize of a 7,500 USD rental package provided by Panavision. 

Submit NOW!

NYC Indie Film Fest's blog   I Website   https://www.nycindieff.com/ 

 

LA Film Fest 
June 10-18, 2015

Late deadline: January 30, 2015

LA Film Fest offers unparalleled access to creative voices through energetic film programming, master classes, live performances and conversations with the most compelling artists working today. This year, the Festival returns to L.A. LIVE with an expanded mission and reach of storytelling to include television, web series, gaming videos and other alt digital content submissions alongside film. New competition showcases also include LA Muse, for films that capture the spirit of Los Angeles; BET Experience, a partnership that spotlights filmmakers of color; and Funny or Die Make ‘em LAFF; competition for diversity in the comedy world.
LA Film Fest alum have the potential to earn recognition from highly-esteemed organizations such as the Academy Awards (short films); Cinema Eye Honors (non-fiction features); Film Independent Spirit Awards (for feature films). 

Los Angeles Festival's blog I Website: http://www.lafilmfest.com/

 

Boston International Film Festival

Submit your project to Boston International Film Festival - Screenplay Contest

BIFF Screenplay to Production Contest (BIFF SPC) offers an opportunity for under-represented screenwriters and filmmakers to produce a film entirely from Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production to a completed finished project on 4K Definition Format only. Selected Projects may be produced anywhere in the United States.

Download the BIFF SPC entry form click here for a hard Copy of the application. SUBMIT

All Screenplay entries must be postmarked by January 23, 2015.

Boston International Film Festival's blog   I Website  http://bifilmfestival.com/

 

 

Hollyshorts 
August 13-22, 2015

The 11th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival and Film Conference/Film Market, scheduled for August 13-22, 2015 at the world famous TCL Chinese Theatre and Roosevelt Hotel, is now accepting submissions. (www.withoutabox.com/login/4655)   2014 HSFF, 3 times named to MovieMaker Magazine “Top 25 Fests Worth the Entry Fee” lists, featured over 400 projects showcasing stars and filmmakers including Sofia Loren, Bill Plympton, Anthony and Joe Russo, and Felicia Day.  HSFF awarded over $150,000 in prizes, including $50,000 in post services courtesy of COMPANY 3 and METHOD STUDIOS for Best Short, Director, Music Video, Cinematography, VFX, and Commercial. Shorts HD distribution deals for winners and Final Draft prizes for Screenplay Contest winners.  

HollyShorts.com/submissions: www.withoutabox.com/login/4655

Screenplays:  www.withoutabox.com/login/12900

Hollyshorts's blog  I Website http://hollyshorts.com/

 

 

Le MIAFF ANIMAZE Montreal International Animation Film Festival
April 16 – 19, 2015

 

Le MIAFF (April 16 – 19, 2015) is a Montreal-based international animation film festival providing a showcase for animators and animation producers to showcase and market their works. 

Le MIAFF provides an animation industry conference, workshops for animators, producers network, cocktail networking and ANIMAZE DAYS international co-production incentive. For independent filmmakers festival strategy workshops. 
Taking place during The City of Montreal Printemps Numerique (Digital Spring) Le MIAFF will also facilitate and curate works and subjects pertaining to digital arts. 
Expect news to unfold, great guest and films to be screened. Motivational guest speakers, teachers and master classes. Taking place on site at Concordia state of the art Hall Theatre which just completed a 3.5 million dollar state of the art screening room. 
The festival will screen animation features, shorts and experimental film. Industry conferences, panels and international co-productions will be facilitated. Workshops on the state of the art(s). Public film festival screening, panels and educational platform for children. A student film contest challenge from all graduate level animation film schools across the province of Quebec and Canada.
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Animaze - Montreal International Animation Film Festival's blog I Website: http://animazefestival.com/

 

 

Colortape International Film Festival 
June 2015

 

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February 28, 2015. Early bird deadline.

"Guaranteed acceptance & entry of your films in our festival, one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere! http://www.colortapeinternational.com! Discounted early bird"

Aiming to be the most prestigious and recognized film festival whilst Australia's largest "online" multicultural event endeavors to connect cultural backgrounds from every corner of the world!!!! The Colortape International Film Festival is a platform for international and local professionals and developing animators/filmmakers/script writers/digital content creators/musicians to showcase their creative skills and help them expand their careers. Colortape International Film Festival is a festival created by industry professionals to support filmmakers world wide. We plan a Red Carpet premier for films on Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Perth WA, Brisbane QLD, Sydney NSW, Melbourne VIC, Adelaide SA, Hobart TAS, Darwin & Alice Springs in NT, and capital cities throughout Asia, Africa, South & North America, Europe, Middle East. 

Submit 

Colortape International Film Festival's blog I Website: http://www.colortapeinternational.com/

 


The 48th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival 
April 10 - 19, 2015

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Final days to submit (by january 31)
THE WORLDFEST REMI AWARDS The 48th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival (April 10th-19th, 2015) is now open for entries! All Winners are submitted to Seoul, Korea, Concorto, Italy & the USAFilmFestival, Dallas at no extra cost! WorldFest does not get down with Without-A-Box. We remain fiercely independent! One WorldFest Entry Form per entry please. Complete the form below, then double-check it before submitting to WorldFest. SUBMIT.
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Synopsis:  Alex is a divorced father, a stressed executive. His daily routine is work, work, work. Tonight he's in a hurry, he's due to meet a beautiful young stranger... who contacted him via the internet. But this blind date will flip him into a downward spiral and disrupt forever the course of his life.  Thriller, 75 min., Scope, Dolby 5.1  Directed by Thierry Sebban  Starring: Simon Abkarian, Igor Skreblin, Perrine Tourneux... Email us for a screener
 

January Selection of Films for your consideration

70 years ago Auschwitz was freed. Let us remember with this video

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Following the Future of Film Festivals Forum in Katowice, on my way to Krakow I stopped at Auschitz "museum". . We are Charlie, we are jews...These memories will last. The sky is crying.. Of course this is not a toursistic attraction, despite all the buses in the parking lot and the million visitors each year, and the visitors are very silent, dignity, ...against barbary 75 years ago. Some people I know, in Germany, make it a duty to go there each year. ...
 

Fantasporto 2015 Full Program

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    Oporto, capital of the North of Portugal, over the Douro River and “Best European Destination” 2013 and 2014, welcomes the 35th edition of Fantasporto, Oporto International Film Festival., one of the most prestigious festivals in the world. More than 10 days dedicated to celebrate the film industry and where producers, directors , actors, other film professionals and a great number of film fans are welcomed to a program with all genres, with shorts and features, but ...
 

Lenny Abrahamson to Screen ‘Frank’ in Schull at the 7th Corona Fastnet Film Festival in May and Host Q&A

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‘Frank’ Irish comedy-drama directed by Lenny Abrahamson, premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews. A surreal comedy inspired by the cult musician Frank Sidebottom, played by Michael Fassbender and co starring Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal. ‘Frank’ will be screened at this years Festival that will run from the 20th to the 24th of May in the beautiful seaside town of Schull. Lenny has just returned from the US having finished shooting his &ldqu...
 

American Sniping: Backlash Against Celebrity Takes A Left Turn, From Bergman to Sony to Eastwood

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent There have been backlashes against celebrity before, from Ingrid Bergman and Rita Hayworth being pilloried in Congress in 1949-1950, for Roberto Rossellini and Aly Khan, respectively, to Liz Taylor getting a media shellacking for her multiples in marriage. But these fits of pique have usually come from outside Hollywood. That all changed this past November, when the backlash against celebrity was revealed to come from inside the dream factory, s...
 

Best Ten of 2014 by Alex Deleon

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  In reverse chronological order   NOTE: Not all of the films listed here were necessarily of the Calendar year 2014 but qualifify if this was the first time seen or were singularly impressive one way or another, even upon a second viewing. 1. "RIHAN. Un Pari Pimenté" --  ( A peppery bet) -- LAFF riot with class.  Sophisticated Moroccan Screwball Comedy viewed at Marrakech Film Festival in December.  Popular actress and style icon Asmaa Khamlichi a...
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The Inspiration Film Festival announces the winners

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2015 WINNERS SIMON SAYS Winner of “Best of Fest” & “Best Short Film Fiction” FILL UP. POUR OUT. Winner of “Best Short Film Documentary” DAVID & ME Winner of “Best Feature Documentary” A SUMMERHOUSE Winner of “Best Student Short Film Fiction” FRED Winner of “Best Student Short Film Documentary” PROM? Winner of the “Audience Award” ...
 

‘La isla mínima' y ‘Carmina y amén' best films at the Feroz Awards

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For the second time AICE celebrated its annual Gala where 10 Golden Feroz  Awards were handed to the winners resulting from the votes of the members of AICE, the Asociación de Informadores Cinematográficos de España. La Isla Mínima got 5 awards out of 10 and get a clearer pace to the Goyas. Two more awards were given by AICE: Feroz Honor Award to a lifetime career to CARLOS SAURA and the Special Award to ...
 

IFFR announces recipients of the Canon Tiger Awards for Short Films 2015

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44th International Film Festival Rotterdam 21 January - 1 February 2015 Dane Komljen's OUR BODY nominated for EFA Short film Competition The jury for the Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films has completed its deliberation and announced THINGS by Ben Rivers, LA FIEVRE by Safia Benhaim and GREETINGS TO THE ANCESTORS by Ben Russell as the winners of The Canon Tiger Awards 2015. The three winning directors each receive a 3,000...
 

30th Annual Artios Awards Ceremony spotlight

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The Casting Society of America (CSA) 30th annual Artios Awards took place on January 22nd, 2015, for outstanding achievement in casting. CSA "turned 30 on two coasts which means next year she’ll be uncastable", humored Michael Urie, New York host at the 42West—formerly XL Nightclub. On the West Coast, the ceremony honoring film, television, and theater’s most notable casting directors in Los Angeles, was hosted by Patton Oswalt. Michael Urie NYC Host Billy Magn...
 

Oscar Nomination for Wim Wenders the EFA President

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The German director Wim Wenders has been nominated for an Oscar® in the category of Best Documentary Feature. Other nominations went to the German co-productions CITIZENFOUR by Laura Poitras (DE/US, Praxis Films) and THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL by Wes Anderson (GB/DE, Neunzehnte Babelsberg Film). The composer Hans Zimmer has been nominated in the category of Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score) for INTERSTELLAR. This was announced by the Academy of Motion Pictu...

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Meet the Oaxaca Film Fest

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Our Mission We are passionately committed to providing audiences around The Globe with an excellent entertainment experience simply by introducing them to Great Film.   Our Core Values: Daring — We challenge the norm. Driven — We are Results oriented. Evolving — We embrace change and grow with it. Imaginative — We inspire. Integrity — We stop and think before we act. Perseverance — We ope...
 

Power of Story Video: Visions of Independence at 2015 Sundance Film Festival

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Kicking off Art of Film Weekend, a program celebrating the craft of filmmaking, join Robert Redford and George Lucas—two iconic filmmakers who epitomize the spirit of independence in American cinema—in conversation with critic Leonard Maltin. ...
 

Daily Tiger 2015

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  Missed the daily paper of the festival? You can download or leaf through a digital version of each Daily Tiger here every festival day. Daily Tiger #6 - 27 January 2015 » Daily Tiger #4 - 25 January 2015 » Daily Tiger #2 - 23 January 2015 » Daily Tiger #5 - 26...
 

The Stockholm International Film Festival will introduce a documentary film award in 2015.

 
In the documentary section Stockholm Documentary Competition, the winner will receive a Bronze horse the festivals price. The Stockholm Film Festival Bronze horse is awarded in the following sections: Best Film Best Documentary Stockholm Visionary Award Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award Stockholm Achievement Award Since the start in 1990 the Stockholm Film Festival has brought a huge number of unforgettable docs such as: Salaam Cinema by Mohsen Makhmalbaf...
 

The 19th Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Festival is coming March 12-22, 2015.

 
The Connecticut/New England angles are many: Kara Sundlun's WWII profile of her fighter pilot father, the late Rhode Island Governor Bruce Sundlun; CT Premiere of THE OUTRAGEOUS SOPHIE TUCKER in her hometown of Hartford with a live performance by Colleen Welsh, The Hartt School's NEW Sophie Tucker; Theodore Bikel's new doc; Nancy (sister of Steven) Spielberg coming to premiere her new film on the Israeli Air Force and a partnership with Hartford Stage and Darko Tresnjak! Plus, ...
 

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Pussy Riot Band visits IFFR

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Wednesday 28 January, Russian political activists group Pussy Riot comes to International Film Festival Rotterdam for a talk, a preview of the newest film about the feminist art collective and Jack Wood and Scofferlane concerts. In the Signals programmes What the F?! and Everyday Propaganda IFFR focuses on current topics such as feminism, contemporary propaganda and political image-making. The...
 

La La La at Rock Bottom, Japanese superstar Shibutani Subaru in concert at IFFR 2015

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Japanese superstar Shibutani Subaru arrived at IFFR 2015 on Thursday 22 January. The protagonist of La La La at Rock Bottom played a concert after the first screening of his film. La La La at Rock Bottom (film + concert) He is very famous in Japan, the singer in red from Kanjani Eight. Here, Subaru plays a small-scale gangster who’s lost his memory and is helped by a girl ...
 

The Cousteau Family to be honored at Santa Barbara Fest

 
  The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by UGG® Australia, will kick off Opening Night with the U.S. Premiere of Relativity Studios’ Desert Dancer at the historic Arlington Theatre on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.   Directed by Richard Raymond and starring Freida Pinto, Reece Ritchie, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Cullen and Marmama Corlett, Desert Dancer tells the true story of a self-taught dancer pursuing a dream in a suppressed society.    &ldqu...
 

Film Producer Damian Jones joins board of British Urban Film Festival

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With preparations for this year’s 10th anniversary already in full swing, organisers of the British Urban Film Festival have today announced the star signing of film producer Damian Jones to the board. Jones is a BAFTA-winning producer and has produced over twenty feature films including Adulthood, The History Boys, Welcome to Sarajevo, Gridlock’d, Millions, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, The Iron Lady, Fast Girls, Powder Room and Belle. Jones is currently pro...
 
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Meet the The Film Office team

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The Film Office promotes the interests of filmmakers in the official programme by connecting them with international buyers, film programmers and Industry delegates present at the festival. IFFR provides a vital platform for making valuable connections that can stimulate the career of a filmmaker. The Film Office links the business side of the festival and the professionals attending the co-production market CineMart, with the filmmakers present with a film in the official line-up of IFFR...
 

Withoutabox announces the renewal of their long-term relationship with Sundance Institute

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WaB has served as the Film Festival's official submission platform since 2008, helping thousands of filmmakers submit their films for consideration for the official program, and  will continue to be your go-to source for the festival's official call for entries. With thousands of cinema fans, filmmakers, festival programmers, movers, and shakers from around the world making their way to Park City to experience the exceptional showcase of emerging films, we applaud the filmmaker...
 

The Market Coverage 2014

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Check the coverage Filmfestivals.com gave to Cannes Market 2014 edition with texts pictures and videos. Download to view. ...
 
 

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La liste des nominés aux César 2015:

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Quelques réflexions à ce stade. 6 nominations pour La famille Bélier!  Un absent de marque (encore une comédie à succès snobée) mais qu est ce qu on a fait au bon Dieu pour que ce film à 13M d'entrée ne figure pas dans la liste? Les combattants, Timbuktu, Hippocrate, Sils Maria et Yves Saint Laurent se partagent la plupart des nominations aux César 2015. Un bien joli duel en perspective pour le meilleur acteur,...

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