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Dear filmmakers friends do not miss these Festivals in Focus. The next eBlast is March 31 with more festivals to follow.

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Fan Boy Festival July 15 - August 26, 2016

Regular deadline July 1st

Submissions open  at

Over $15,000 in Cash Prizes to be awarded to filmmakers!

NO Submission fee to enter. SUBMISSION DEADLINE is July 1st. FESTIVAL DATES JULY 15th-AUGUST 26th.

The Fan Boy Film Festival is an interactive online film festival that connects filmmakers with fans and other filmmakers.

Fan Boy Film Festival accepts features, documentaries, shorts, student films, web series, trailers, music videos and original trailers in the following genres: science fiction, drama, comedy, fantasy, horror, action, animation, superhero, fan film, fandom related genres and many more.

The founders of the Fan Boy Film Festival are progressive thinkers who understand the filmmaker mindset.  Their goal is to streamline the festival experience for both filmmakers and fans.

Visit Submit your film NOW and reach a wider audience and earn a chance to win the cash prizes. 

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Best of Fests Animation Day in Cannes Accolade May 18

Animation Winners (only fest winners) may submit by April 16

Celebrating recent winners at international festivals (from October 2015 onwards) and festival directors attending the Animation Day in Cannes

If your animation (short of feature) won in a major festival: enter the Accolade channel and celebrations in Cannes.

Winners and festival directors attending will pick the honor and the visibility in front of the whole animation profession gathered on the occasion of The AnimationDay in Cannes..

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The Disability Film Challenge April 1 - 3, 2016

Late Entry Deadline March 30th

Register today for the Disability Film Challenge, an annual weekend short film race April 1st-3rd. Entrants are given 48 hours to make a three-to-five-minute film based on assigned genre.  Participants don't need to be disabled to enter the challenge, however each film must have either an actor, writer, director, producer, or crew member with a disability on their team. Sign up today and join in on this opportunity to bring awareness of the disability community through filmmaking and storytelling. 

Winners of the challenge will be mentored by top industry professionals like writer producer Shawn Ryan (creator of The Shield, The Unit, Lie to Me, Last Resort, Mad Dogs).  Emmy winning writer producer David Isaacs (Mad Men, Frasier, Cheers, Mash),  Famed casting director Pam Dixon (City Slickers, The Green Lantern),  Roy Ashton, Head of the TV Literary & Packaging Dept. at The Gersh Agency.  
Winning films will also screen at the TCL Chinese Theatre during the HollyShorts Film Festival and receive Dell Tablets and Dell Mobile Workstations.

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The International Black Film Festival (IBFF) October 5 – 9, 2016

Regular Deadline – April 30, 2016

Through the art of film, we celebrate the richness, diversity and creativity of storytelling for the cultural enrichment, progression and education of communities worldwide.

Each year the International Black Film Festival (IBFF) invites filmmakers from all over the globe to submit their projects to be considered as an “official selection” during the festival. Judges select films to be screened to a energetic festival participants. Filmmakers take advantage of the opportunity to interact with the audience and share their personal journey about their film project via Q&A sessions and networking events.  

Awards are given in the following categories: Best Documentary, Best Short, Best Feature, Best Animation, Best of the Festival, Audience Choice, Best International Film, Honorable Mention, Best Faith-Based Film, Best Student Film, Best Web Series, Best of Tennessee.

Website I Past winners I Facebook I Twitter I Submit I Contact Ingrid Brown


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Animaze Daze in Cannes Screenings Part of Animation Day in Cannes May 18 


Regular Deadline is March 25, 2016

Submit your best short animated films  for a screening May18th at Cannes Film Festival.

Enjoy industry visibility in front of the animation professionals attending Cannes during Animation Day in Cannes (second edition). take advantage of free promotion to buyers and media on our Animation Day in Cannes Newsletters, animation Day in Cannes pages dedicated to Animation Day in Cannes  and our Youtube  channel, which will be offered for buyers and Media.

Info I Submit Now I  Website I  Facebook Twitter I Contact Laurie Gordon


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Hollyshorts Film Festival
August 11 – 20, 2016



Regular Deadline: April 8, 2016

The 12th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival and Film Conference/Film Market, scheduled for August 11-20, 2016 at the world famous TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, is now accepting submissions. (   HSFF, 4 times named to MovieMaker Magazine “Top 25 Fests Worth the Entry Fee” lists, has featured over 400 projects showcasing stars and filmmakers including Sofia Loren, Bill Plympton, Anthony and Joe Russo, and Felicia Day. 

In 2015, HSFF awarded over $150,000 in prizes, including $60,000 in post services courtesy of COMPANY 3 and METHOD STUDIOS for Best Short, Director, Music Video, Cinematography, VFX, and Commercial, and $15,000 Grand Prize cash courtesy of ZYPE.

Profile on I Website I Winners I Facebook I Twitter ISUBMIT I Contact Daniel Sol


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WoFF: World of Film International Festival 
September 29 – October 2, 2016

Regular Deadline March 31, 2016

In 2016, WoFF returns for its third edition with great energy and ideas, generated from a wonderful 2015 festival.

Our focus remains on independent cinema from all around the globe, by showcasing the work of first feature filmmakers and female directors in our two main sections, First Features and The Female Perspective, respectively.

Profile on I Website I Winners I Facebook I Twitter ISUBMIT I Contact Martin Petrov


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Animaze 2016 Montreal International Animation Film Festival August 18 - 21, 2016


Submissions close April 15, 2016

In partnership with

Montreal International Animation Film Festival is a people's film festival an dindutry conference dedicated to the art of animation for film and technology. 

All genres and forms are welcome.
Software an award prize. Visibility in out travelling show in Berlin, Cannes Annecy, Glasgow and more.

Animaze - Montreal International Animation Film Festival's blog I Website I Submit I Facebook Twitter I Contact Laurie Gordon

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