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Visit the online San Diego Film Festival watch over 150 films from the comfort of you own home

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  The San Diego International Film Festival’s 20th Anniversary season will be celebrating film throughout San Diego, October 14 – 24, 2021.  Join us in Balboa Park at MOPA, in Mission Bay at The Catamaran Resort, Downtown San Diego on board the USS Midway and Online in the Festival’s Virtual Village … LEARN MORE About the 2021 Festival Events Get Your VIRTUAL PASS Now Raise your glass with hundreds of filmmakers, cel...

 

"The Power of the Dog" - REVIEW

San Diego Film Festival Reviews: “The Power of the Dog”, United Kingdom, 2021, direc...
 

 

“The Lost Daughter” - REVIEW

“Don’t Watch This Film If You’re Expecting” - San Diego Film Festival Reviews: “The Lost Daughter”, United States, 2021, directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal.   Sunday night's third gala screening was none other than Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut The Lost Daughter, set to hit audiences on Netflix December 31st.   The film stars Olivia Colman as Leda, a middle-age professor trying to catch some sun on the coast of Greece over Summe...
 

 

“C’mon C’mon” - REVIEW

“The Light At The End Of The 2020 Tunnel” - San Diego Film Festival Reviews: “C’mon C’mon”, United States, 2021, directed by Mike Mills.   After more than a year and a half of empty movie theaters and virtual screenings, cinema is officially back in San Diego. What better way to open up the 20th anniversary of the San Diego Film Festival, than a screening of Mike Mills’ heart-felt feature C’mon C’mon.    The film stars Jo...
 

 

The Battle of the Kirstens Scored by Jonny Greenwood (Film Comparison of “Power of the Dog” vs “Spencer”)

Friday closed with a bang. Two powerhouse, sure to be Oscar contenders, screened back to back to sold out crowds. Jonny Greenwood scored both films in what is sure to clinch him multiple Oscar nominations. Kirsten Dunst and Kirsten Stewart went head to head as two leaders in the best actress race this year. So, I feel it is appropriate to compare the two films.   Power of the Dog is a tension filled, slow moving story about toxic masculinity set in an early 1900s Cowboy dominated re...
 

 

"The French Dispatch" - REVIEW

I opened my weekend with a bold and experimental visual experience provided by none other than Wes Anderson. "The French Dispatch" may have been met with inconsistent critical reviews during itss festival run, but don't let that fool you. The film is a 1 hour and 48 minute indulgence of everything we've come to love about Wes Anderson's cinematic style. From shifting color grades that go from color to black and white at the flick of a switch, to the classic Wes Anderson a...
       
 

FESTIVALS IN FOCUS ...    

2021 Romanian Film Festival Seattle Streaming Online November 12th-21st

  Announcing the full lineup for the 8th Edition of ROMANIAN FILM FESTIVAL SEATTLE, "Back to Wonderland!” Streaming online November 12th-21st, through Northwest Film Forum’s online platform.  Journey back to Wonderland with new film productions from Romania and Eastern Europe. The festival will showcase the creative spirit and resilience of both emerging and more established directors. 2021 also brings the expansion of the festival, with new branches an...
 

 

2021 Award Winners - Bangkok International Documentary Awards and Festival - press release

      It was with great honor that BKK DOC founder and festival director Stephane Lambert revealed the 2021 Bangkok International Documentary Award winners. full list here: http://www.bkkdoc.com/bkkdoc-awardwinners2021.html In the 2021 festival, BKK DOC has continued to offer participating filmmakers enhanced exposure and distribution opportunities under the theme of “Visions on Asia.&rd...
 

 

Conversation Series at Asia Lounge announced

Conversation Series at Asia Lounge Co-presented by The Japan Foundation Asia Center & Tokyo International Film Festival Full Lineup and Program Schedule Announced, with Exciting Guests Appearing Physically and Online CHANG Chen and KORE-EDA Hirokazu, BONG Joon Ho and HOSODA Mamoru and more The Japan Foundation and the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce the lineup of guests for the second year of the Conversation Series at Asia Lounge, selected by a...
 

 

The competitions of the 31st FilmFestival Cottbus at a glance

Eastern Europe between Teachers' Lounge, Murman Railway and Brighton Beach   The 31st FilmFestival Cottbus returns to the Cottbus’ cinemas from 2nd to 7th of November and presents 32 films from 26 (co-)production countries in its three competitions feature film, short film and youth film. One of the films will celebrate its world premiere in Cottbus and 26 films their German premiere.  In the Feature Film Competition, twelve films will compete for th...
 

 

The Awareness Film Festival Shows Powerful Docudrama 'Mercy'

The Awareness Film Festival Shows Mercy, the Powerful Docudrama by UK Actress Wendy Morgan   Film Unveils the Devastation Caused by Animal Agriculture as Seen Through the Eyes of a Pig Named Mercy and All Those Trapped in the Factory Farming Industry   Los Angeles, October 21, 2021 -- To cap off its over yearlong festival run, the gripping docudrama feature Mercy, written and directed by UK-based actress Wendy Morgan, has been named an official selecti...
 

 

The Chandler International Film Festival calling for the 6th edition

      SUBMIT NOW  Contacts Email I 3185 S Price Rd,Chandler, AZ 85248 United States I Website I Facebook I Twitter I Instagram I SUBMIT The Chandler International Film Festival is a diversified and pioneering film festival located in Chandler, Arizona. CIFF is going to screen over 120 films from more than 35 countries! Our 6-day (January 18-23, 2022) festival will inc...
 

 

Short Doc Chronicles Journalist's Charmed Life

One critic amusingly described Ivor Davis as “a combination of Zelig and Forrest Gump.” Find out what that means at the Ojai Film Festival on Sunday, November 7 at 7 pm. A special screening of the film “I Was There – A Reporter’s Story,” chronicling Davis’ life, takes place in the Ojai Art Center courtyard. Ivor Davis reported on various turbulent, historic, and iconic stories of the last century. During his tenure as a foreign correspondent for the Lon...
 

 

Bamako Encounters — The African for Photography announces new dates for its 13th edition

Due to a strong demand from artists for an extension of the application period as well as the socio-political and health-related conditions we are currently facing globally, this year’s edition of the Bamako Encounters – African Biennale of Photography will be postponed to 2022. The health and wellbeing of our artists, team and visitors is an absolute priority for the biennale and informs this tough, but necessary decision. Titled Maa ka Maaya ka ca a yere kono — On...
 

 

Highlights from Porto Femme 2021 - Online edition

PORTO FEMME - INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2021 PORTO FEMME ONLINE "Modo de Sylvie”, de/by Verica Pospíšilová Kordić ...
 

 

Chandler International Film Festival returns for the 6th edition January 18-23.

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We are happy to announce some fantastic new changes for our festival. We now have six fun days of movies for January 2022! Come experience 100+ films from more than 25 countries and five continents. This year’s festival will take place on January 18-23. Known as one of the fastest-growing film f...
 

 

Day 6 at Seattle Queer Film Festival - Celebrating the QTBIPOC Community with Our Shorts Block & Meet Up!

Incredible in person and virtual films and events   It's Day 6 of SQFF and We're Celebrating QTBIPOC Storytelling with Our Black and Queer in America Shorts Block and Meet-Up at POCO Wine + Spirits! Check out all of our amazing programming, both virtual and in-person, at Seattle Queer Film festival ...
 

 

Strong Festival program and selections for Chris Gero's The Sound of Us

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    CHICHESTER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL     Bozeman International Film Festival     Breckenridge Film Festival     Calgary Intern...
 

 

The South Asian Film Festival of Montréal, highlights from the 11th edition

Celebrating 11 years of world-class films from the Indian subcontinent and its diaspora   Kabir Centre for Arts & Culture Presents a hybrid format in cinemas and online   The South Asian Film Festival of Montréal, 11th edition       Mark these dates in your fall calendar November 19-28, 2021   Now celebrating its 11th year, the South Asian Film Festival of Montréal (SAFFM) is committed to showcasing new artistic work that fosters...
 

 

The 20th Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park calling for your entries

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L’Evenement - happening screening and Q&A at Viennale

Actress Ana Maria Vartolomei and director Audrey Diwan after a commended L’Evenement screening at The Viennale film festival event today. “Soul and mind together, with a small smile is a huge smile; the eyes, a look for her to escape”. Nesta Morgan The Viennale is Austria’s most important international film event, as well as one of the oldest and best-known festivals in the German-speaking world. Every October, the Viennale takes place in beautiful cin...
 

 

2021 Award Winners - Bangkok International Documentary Awards and Festival - press release

      It was with great honor that BKK DOC founder and festival director Stephane Lambert revealed the 2021 Bangkok International Documentary Award winners. full list here: http://www.bkkdoc.com/bkkdoc-awardwinners2021.html In the 2021 festival, BKK DOC has continued to offer participating filmmakers enhanced exposure and distribution opportunities under the theme of “Visions on Asia.&rd...
 

 

Tom Abell has been confirmed as the new Chair of the Iris Prize

  Peccadillo Pictures MD to take over the role as festival looks to the future and 20th anniversary in 2026 and Alice Blanc also appointed to the Board     Tom Abell has been confirmed as the new Chair of the Iris Prize. The announcement was made prior to the 2021 Iris Awards in Cardiff, by outgoing Chair Andrew Pierce, who leaves the role after almost seven years.   Accepting the role, Tom Abell paid tribute to Andrew Pierce for all of his work in securing major...
 

 

Vanguard Award to filmmaker Siân Heder and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson

Sundance Institute Vanguard Award Celebration Honoring Summer Of Soul director Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and CODA director Siân Heder Celebration took place October 20, 2021                The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today that it will present the 2021 Vanguard Award to filmmaker Siân Heder for her work on her feature film CODA, and film...
 

 

Diane Warren brings smash-hit feel to open Film Fest 919 in Chapel Hill, NC

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   Smoke machines opened last night’s 2021 Spotlight Award for Diane Warren in advance of the 12-time Best Song Oscar nominee’s arrival at the Caraway Village Drive In. Then, against the eerie artificial atmosphere, a sky-wide laser show tore open Warren’s lyrics sung by Celine Dion, Cher, Lady Gaga, Steven Tyler, and Rita Ora in a weave of colors above the marquee at the fourth annual Film Fest 919 in Chapel Hill.  ...
 

 

Black Nights Stars 2021 welcomes eight emerging young talents

  Black Nights Stars, the initiative of the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, has announced the young actors from the Baltic Sea region to participate in the programme this November. The Black Nights Stars programme is designed to bring together internationally operating casting directors and the emerging talent from the region to enhance their international visibility. The initiative aims to help the young talents from the Baltic Sea region to promote their talent outside their h...
 

 

Sundance Institute Names former TIFF executive Joana Vicente as new CEO

Jona Vicente Comes to Sundance Primed to Further Its Mission as a Fierce Advocate for Independent Artists That Inspire and Influence All Around the World   The Sundance Institute Board of Trustees announced today that it has named longtime filmmaker and executive Joana Vicente as its next CEO. She joins the renowned media and arts nonprofit at a time of extraordinary growth and impact, in which it is uniquely positioned as a leading global advocate for independent artists, diversity...
 
 

Clay Epstein, President of Film Mode Entertainment, has been elected IFTA Chairperson

The Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®) today announced the results of its annual elections to select the Chairperson and Board of Directors for the organization for the 2021-2023 term.  The elections took place by electronic ballot and the results were unveiled during IFTA’s Meeting of the Board of Directors on September 30. Clay Epstein, President of Film Mode Entertainment, has been elected Chairperson.  The following seven individuals have been elec...

 

Bruno Chatelin Honoured with UN Supported Organization @Cannes Film Festival

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  Bruno Chatelin, back home with his lifetime achievement award 9th Annual AFI World Peace Initiative honours "Bruno Chatelin" @Cannes Film Festival alongside the “Embrace Award” given to Two Time Oscar Nominee Barry Alexander Brown whilst Student Oscars Committee congratulates Founder working year-round for peace through film.   Founder HRH Princess Angelique A. Monet    Manuel de Collas LaRoche, Lorenzo Giovnelli, Michela Scolari Steph...
 

 

FILMS IN FOCUS ...  

City of Seattle and National Film Festival for Talented Youth to host Film Career Day on November 6th

Keynote discussion will feature writer-director Bao Tran and the creative team of the hugely popular film THE PAPER TIGERS, moderated by Northwest Film Forum Executive Director and 2021 recipient of the Mayor’s Film Award, Vivian Hua. The National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY), Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED), and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), will host a free day of workshops and networking opportunities for the next generation of film prof...
 

 

20th edition of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event focuses on sustainability and the future of filmmaking

  The growing business platform and trade fair in Northern Europe for audiovisual industry professionals Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event celebrates its 20th edition with a seven-day summit in Tallinn, accessible also online, focusing on hot topics such as green production and sustainability in the film industry. Marge Liiske, head of Indusry@Tallinn & Baltic Event     Marge Liiske, the head of Industry@Tallinn& Baltic Event comments that even though 20 years has g...
 

 

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Amazon Prime Video Take One Award Finalists announced at Tokyo Film Festival

The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce the lineup of Amazon Prime Video Take One Award Finalists, whose short films will be screened, and the winner unveiled during the 34th TIFF. Amazon Prime Video, a major digital streaming service that distributes worldwide a variety of video works including excellent original content, shares TIFF’s goal of discovering new talent and is the award sponsor. The award is for filmmakers living in Japan who have not made a...
 

 

2021 Award Winners - Bangkok International Documentary Awards and Festival - press release

      It was with great honor that BKK DOC founder and festival director Stephane Lambert revealed the 2021 Bangkok International Documentary Award winners. full list here: http://www.bkkdoc.com/bkkdoc-awardwinners2021.html In the 2021 festival, BKK DOC has continued to offer participating filmmakers enhanced exposure and distribution opportunities under the theme of “Visions on Asia.&rd...
 

 

Palmarès de la 23ème édition du Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris

PALMARÈS 23ÈME FESTIVAL DES CINÉMAS DIFFÉRENTS   ...
 

 

Gun Violence & Documentary Film: Sundance Institute Names Kendeda Fund Grantees

Gun Violence & Documentary Film: Sundance Institute Names Kendeda Fund Grantees in Collaboration with TIME Studios, Publishes New Field Report   Highlights need for closer collaborations between filmmakers, funders and advocacy organizations The Sundance Institute today announced recipients of the Sundance Institute | Kendeda Short Film Fund in partnership with TIME Studios, aimed at elevating stories that underline gun violence in popular discourse. This new i...
 

 

Announcing Chelsea Film Festival 2021 Winners

  CHELSEA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS 2021 WINNERS! The 9th Annual Edition of Chelsea Film Festival announces its list of winners, listed below by award category. It introduced American and foreign films to the public. The Chelsea Film Festival (CFF) held its 2021 Edition in-person and virtually on FilmFestival+ from October 14-17. FEATURE FILM AWARD WINNERS Grand Prix Award for Best Picture – THE PARENT by Vlad Furman Best Director – THE PARENT by Vlad Furman ...
 

 

The Sound of Us named Best music doc at BKK DOC Bangkok International Documentary Awards and Festival

Bangkok International Documentary Awards (BKK DOC) is the documentary international award competition and film festival based in Bangkok, Thailand. BKK DOC 2021 theme is: VISIONS ON ASIA Submissions outside the theme will not be consider. Open for submissions (filmfreeway.com/bkkdoc) : 5 January 2021 - 31 July 2021 Official Selection Announcement 26 September 2021 Festival 16-19 December 2021 Bangkok, Thailand Online Festival 1-31 December 2021 B...
 

 

The Sound of Us wins best of Show at Accolade August 2021

Chris Gero (USA), THE SOUND OF US Best of Show: Documentary Feature  Season: August 2021     Accolade is the original, top-tier, internationally respected global virtual online competition – recognizing film, TV and media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and story telling since 2003!  There have been many imitators – but only ONE Accolade and the prestige is known throughout the industry. ABOUT: Accolade is uniqu...
 

 

The Sound of Us by Chris Gero wins big at AFMX

The Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFMX) has hosted an average of 10,000 attendees each year and presents a fusion of film, music, Center Stage Conversations, and special events that create a unique and intimate experience for everyone in attendance. Our Mission: AFMX brings together award-winning and up-and-coming filmmakers and musicians to showcase and celebrate film and music, and provide a platform for education, collaboration, discovery and the sharing of stories. Our Visio...
 

 

Costa Gavras Lifetime career award at 43rd EFEBO D'ORO

  43rd edition / Palermo, 14 - 20 November 2021   The Efebo d'Oro New Languages Award - City of Palermo  to Austrian filmmaker, director, artist, author and curator Constanze Ruhm goes    The Efebo d'Oro Nuovi Linguaggi - Città di Palermo. The award will be presented during the 43rd edition of the Efebo d'Oro, scheduled in Palermo from 14 to 20 November 2021. Sigla Efebo 42 from efebodoro...
 

 

Key West Film Festival Announces Golden Key Awards For Sean Baker, Kodi Smit-McPhee And Clint Bentley

  KEY WEST FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES GOLDEN KEY AWARDS FOR SEAN BAKER,  KODI SMIT-MCPHEE AND CLINT BENTLEY AWARDS CONTENDERS “RED ROCKET,” “THE POWER OF THE DOG,” AND “JOCKEY” TO SCREEN AT FESTIVAL 2021 FESTIVAL RUNS NOVEMBER 17TH -21st The Key West Film Festival announced today the recipient of its annual Golden Key Awards, including two new awards honoring Emerging Talent and Breakthrough Florida director.  ...
 

 

Awards Announced 30th Heartland Film Festival

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30TH HEARTLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS AND ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS "All These Sons” and “Americanish” win $20,000 Grand Prizes, “Mass” wins FIPRESCI Award, and “Procession” wins Richard D. Propes Documentary Social Impact Award     The 30th Heartland International Film Festi...
 

 

Buffalo Int'l Film Festival: and the winners are....

  Announcing our juried prizes and audience award! Congratulations to all!!! (you are all award winners to us :)  THANK YOU FOR AN EPIC YEAR!       Audience Award 100 Years From Mississippi Directed by Tarabu Betserai Kirkland Best Narrative Feature Beans Directed by Tracey Deer     Best Documentary Featu...
 

 

Awards for The Long and Short Form Competition Awards of the season 04 of CANNESERIES

  PALMARÈS DE LA COMPÉTITION OFFICIELLE LONG AND SHORT FORM COMPETITION AWARDS       Le palmarès de la saison 04 de CANNESERIES ayant eu lieu du 8 au 13 septembre 2021 vient d’être dévoilé à l&rs...
 

 

Nominations for the 14th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) have been revealed

APSA CELEBRATES CINEMATIC DIVERSITY WITH THE 14TH ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS NOMINATIONS  Nominations for the 14th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) have been revealed with nods for 38 films from 25 Asia Pacific countries and areas. Winners will be announced on Thursday 11 November at the 14th APSA Ceremony on Australia’s spectacular Gold Coast, and streamed across the globe.  Drawn from the world’s fastest-growing film region encompassing 70 count...
 

 

Sydney Festival Announcing the winner of the Sustainable Future Award!

  Sydney Film Festival is thrilled to announce Australian documentary Burning as the first ever recipient of the Sustainable Future Award!  Directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Eva Orner (Taxi to the Dark Side, SFF 2018), Burning takes an unflinching look at Australia’s catastrophic ‘Black Summer’ bushfires – as well as our nation’s woeful record on climate change action.   The Sustainable Future Award ...
 

 

Porto Femme 2021 Winners

  PORTO FEMME - INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2021 WINNERS   Canción sin nombre (2019) de/by Melina León        Camile et moi (2020) de/by Marie Cogné Nha Mila (2020) de/by Denise Fernandes ...

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20th Garden State Film Festival 
March 23 - 27, 2022 

November 12, 2021 Late Deadline

The Garden State Film Festival is New Jersey's Premier Independent Film Festival®.

The Garden State Film Festival [GSFF] is a global destination festival that enhances the quality of life in New Jersey by stimulating economic growth through the arts (over 9 million), investing in the creativity of students, making the arts accessible to undeserved populations, and preserving heritage arts.

(GSFF) showcases premier films, renowned and emerging artists, empowering global connectivity between creators, innovators and audiences.

GSFF was founded to promote the art of film making on all levels by showcasing a wide variety of film, video and animated works, as well as to provide educational programs in the creative arts to the public by industry leaders. Our goal is to present films of the highest quality in both production value and content.

Founded to celebrate the independent film genre, The Garden State Film Festival, a not for profit organization, offers independent filmmakers the chance to exhibit their work and gives New Jersey audiences a chance to experience new, cultural, and artistic endeavors through the medium of film.

See you at the movies!

Asbury Park, New Jersey - USA      March 23 – 27, 2022

 
November 12, 2021  Late Deadline

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Fantasporto 42
April 1-10

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Deadline  December 1st, 2021 (Feature films)

November 1st (Fantasy short films)

Fantasporto enjoys incredible loyalty and support from the large film-appreciating community all over the World. In the last edition, Fantasporto was attended by over 25,000 enthusiastic genre film fans and over 200 members of the film press and industry.

To submit a film please send us to info@fantasporto.com the link and password (best in Vimeo) of the film to be seen by the selection committee

Features: The films must be produced in 2021 or 2022.

Shorts (only fantasy films competition) till 15 minutes produced in 2021/22

To participate in the festival, films must be first screenings in Portugal.

Regulations and Entry Form    

 

CATALOG 2021  

 

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Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 20 – 24, 2022

Regular Deadline: December 6, 2021 

RANKED AS ONE OF THE TOP 50 FILM FESTIVALS WORTH THE SUBMISSION FEE BY MOVIEMAKER MAGAZINE AND ONE OF THE TOP REVIEWED ON FilmFreeway, JDIFF is known for it's networking opportunities, best communication, quaint location, great programming, friendly staff & volunteers, inquisitive audience, multiple screening opportunities, workshops, panels, amazing events and parties and so much more! JDIFF is ALL about the independent filmmaker and truly geared for the best experience!

Our final nominees are judged by our Jury members of Film professionals, such as Directors, Producers, Critics, Director of Photography, etc and choose the final winner of each category.

JDIFF acknowledges emerging filmmakers from around the world and is committed to bringing world class entertainment to the heart of the midwest.

 

 

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Worldfest Houston 55 
April 20 - 24, 2022

 

Early bird discount deadline  November 15

WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival offers international competition in Ten Major Competition Categories! Features, Shorts, Docs/Business Films, Student, Experimental, Screenplays, New Media, TV Production, TV Commercials, & Music Videos! More than 200 sub-categories for fair competition. Only at WorldFest-Houston are you selected as a Remi Award Winner on the basis of your numerical score from the juries, which greatly increases your chance to win a Remi, unlike other festivals that only give out one Gold, one Silver and one Bronze! Only 10%-15% of entries actually win the coveted Remi Award!

You may enter Online via our entry platform - www.worldfest.org, or via FilmFreeway.com - we now accept entries via Vimeo & YouTube, in addition to DVD/BR Entries, & USB/Jump Drives. Screenplay entries must be bound. We will confirm when we receive your entry and we provide personal Jury Results, and festival details when you are selected for screening at the 53rd WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival!

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World Trailer Awards 2022
February 12 & 13,  2022


Inaugural edition 
FINAL DEADLINE 31st October 2021

Honouring the world's best creatives marketing the world's best entertainment.

The World Trailer Awards are open for entry and will honour outstanding entertainment marketing across Cinema, TV (Broadcast & Cable), Gaming, Podcast & Radio, Streaming Services and Social Media. For more information and to enter: www.worldtrailerawards.net

To be eligible for entry in the 2022 World Trailer Awards (Awards), the Work being submitted must have been made available to the intended audience in the Region and Market selected for the Entry between 1 January 2020 and 31 October 2021 inclusive.

The WTA is a global initiative from the revered Golden Trailer Awards, an awards competition that recently marked its 21st year celebrating the entertainment industry's best movie trailers, teasers, posters, and innovative advertising; in association with AcclaimWorks, a globally recognised leader in awards management services.

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NYC Independent Film Festival
(June 12-19, 2022)

November 30, 2021 Regular Deadline

January 15, 2022 Late Deadline
February 15, 2022 Extended Deadline

New York City Independent Film Festival (NYCIndieFF) will hold a physical festival this year. Masks and social distancing will be mandatory and observed throughout. But we are determined to be a celebration of the Independent Filmmaker, documentaries, short and feature-length films and animation. Whether a submission is comedic, dramatic, or something in between, The NYCIndieFF is eager to embrace fresh ideas and storytelling.

Home of the NYC Indie Awards the festival aims to discover the Artist Filmmaker, showcasing them to the entertainment industry and the NYC public. All NYCIndieFF screenings take place in the historic center of NYC, Time Square which is the perfect home for an event geared toward creating incredible opportunities for independent voices.

NYCIndieFF honors the Best in Category which includes Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Super Short, Best Covid Diaries, as well as Best Director and Best Screenplay.

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Your Script Produced Studios: season 3

November 3 – 7, 2022
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Early Deadline  September 30, 2021

Discovering and Producing Talented Writers and Filmmakers left behind by the entertainment industry, worldwide!

The return of Entertainment's unparalleled event!

Season 3 SPECIAL EDITION: Accepting the following submissions: Features, Pilots, Shorts AND Documentaries!

THERE IS NO AGE LIMIT ON SUCCESS! WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FROM ALL AGES, WORLDWIDE! Anyone under the age of 18 MUST submit a parental consent form.

ALL GENRES / SUB GENRES ACCEPTED!

Writers & Filmmakers of ALL ages can submit.

ACCEPTING:  FEATURES  /   PILOTS  /  SHORTS / DOCUMENTARIES!

OVER $500,000.00 IN PRODUCTION BUDGETS - CASH - AWARDS -PRIZES

Official website page, visit:
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New Media Film Festival

June 1 – 2, 2022

January 3, 2022 Pre-Fest Deadline

New Media Film Festival®, an innovative and award-winning* festival created in 2009, celebrates stories, technology, and platforms. We continually implement new opportunities outside the norm to bolster creators in media.

Judges from HBO, MARVEL, EMMYS, BBC, Grammys, PBS & more. $45,000.00 In Awards

Through our boundary pushing ideology, we create an environment for creators to thrive. New Media Film Festival® is an infinite catalyst for story and technology. Not just any stories, but the stories worth telling.

All submissions come with perks - one of them is consideration for distribution.
NETFLIX - 1st look deal, documentaries specifically.
AMC-1st look deal, feature length, & series - all types

New - NFT category
New - PITCHING - our Producer Panel & Pitching is now online. Submit your Pitch today!
New - One Page Feedback add on to Script Category
All categories -
360, AR, AI, 5D, Animation, Apps, Artwork, Digital Comics, Documentary, Drone, Feature, Mixed Reality, Mobile/Tablet, Music Only, Music Video, New Media, Pilots, Pitching, Podcasts, Scripts, Shorts, Sniplers (30 second pitch), SR- Socially Responsible, STEAM, Student, Trailers, TV, Virtual Reality, Web Series, Web Series Promo (one scene)

**Please note, New Media category includes Gaming, Tech Vlog's, VE, Vertical, Live, Location Based, etc.

June 1st Global Online and June 2nd in person at the state of the art theater, The Landmark in Los Angeles CA

 

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Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival  
May 28 – June 2, 2022

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The 'Lost World' of Paleochora nestles between the Mountains and Sea in South West Crete and is the perfect location for Filmmakers to convene to show their work, network with colleagues and enjoy our fabulous Cretan hospitality. We may be at the most southern point of Europe, but there are BIG Film things happening here and on the entire Island of Crete. Our main aim will be to select films which focus on great storytelling, whether fiction, documentary or any other accepted genre.

Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival launched its 1st edition in June 2019 to a spectacular success. The Festival enjoyed packed audiences at all screenings and played host to 22 visiting Filmmakers & Industry guests from as far afield as Brazil, USA, France, Ireland, UK, Germany, Greece & Iran. Check out our photos here as well as the Festival Vibe & interview videos on our YouTube Channel (Copy & Paste the link):
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Screenings are held Under the Stars in the Town Hall Square with daytime programmes held at the fabulous Pearl Cavo oceanside venue.

 

 

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ENOUGH Lebanon's Darkest Hour
 

Documentary by Daisy Gedeon second feature documentary
Australia  june 2021 90 minutes (in post)
 

ENOUGH! Lebanon’s Darkest Hour follows Australian-Lebanese filmmaker Daizy Gedeon’s personal and independent introspection into how her ancestral homeland, the place her family was forced to flee in the 1970s because of the Civil War, has ended up in a state of complete catastrophe. It is a story of awakening in which Daizy is forced to abandon her idealism about Lebanon and face the cold, harsh truth about the country’s dark underbelly which is its most sinister enemy.

Daizy prosecutes the case against the corrupt political class which has reduced a proud people to beg for garbage collection instead of greatness and negotiate potholes rather than peace.

ENOUGH! is the plea and the prayer, the feeling and fierce determination of the 4.5 million Lebanese in Lebanon as well as the 16 million members of the Lebanese diaspora scattered around the world, whose hearts continue to bleed for a homeland they are desperate to return to and so deeply want to believe in...once again.

 

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The Sound of Us directed by Chris Gero

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"The Sound of Us" illustrates that during this critical time in world and U.S. history, music gives sound to hope and courage, allows us to grieve and be honest, and is the great, universal language that unites us all.

As the world grapples with unrest the profound truth remains that, through music, we are not alone.

The Sound of Us weaves inspiring stories about the beauty and goodness of music with interviews and performances by artists such as Ben Folds, Sarah McLachlan, Avery*Sunshine, Eric Whitacre, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Hiromi, Antonio Sanchez, Butch Walker, Will Wells, Patti Smith, and many more. Combined, these powerful vignettes illustrate how music heals us, gives us hope for the future through our children, keeps our heritage and history alive, allows us to have the most difficult of conversations, sheds light on current struggles, and continues to invite us back to the thing that unites us all - music.

The film is directed by Chris Gero, a Grammy nominated, American music industry executive, concert producer, record producer, songwriter, film director and composer, founder of Yamaha Entertainment Group of America and Chief Artist Relations Executive for Yamaha Artist Relations Group

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INVISIBLE HAND  by Matthew Taylor
director of The Creepy LineMarcel Duchamp the art of the possibleSafeguard an electoral debate...

USA  28 minutes August 2021

Invisible Hand is an exploration of memory. Our unnamed protagonist lives a life of repetition and insecurity. Every day is a blur of abstract actions until one night she meets a dark stranger who gives her a mysterious gift. Her life is turned upside down when she confronts a terrifying truth about her past. Deciding to take herself out of the abstract daily routine, she journeys into the crevices of her memory to untangle a dark secret that could ultimately destroy her.

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Phil Liggett The Voice of Cycling
Documentary created by Nickolas Bird, Eleanor Sharpe, the filmmakers behind MAMIL (Middle Aged Men In Lycra) written by Eleanor Sharpe.

Documlentary Australia April 2021 1h 54

The life of legendary television commentator Phil Liggett MBE is inextricably entwined with the history of professional cycling. During a career that has spanned five decades, 15 Olympic games and 47 Tours de France, Phil Liggett has been there for every key moment in cycling over the last half century. The heroic triumphs, the appalling tragedies, the scandals and the controversies; Phil has seen it all, and told us about it with passion, knowledge and his trademark wit. As much as anyone, Phil Liggett has shaped the way the world sees cycling. #TheVoiceOfCycling

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Aliens on Halloween by Riker Lynch
29 / 39 or 43 minutes, short comedy April 2021

In an attempt to snatch a sample of human DNA, two clueless aliens come down to Earth and crash a Halloween party in Hollywood.

 

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Zero Gravity USA first film directed by Thomas Verrette

74 minutes First feature documentary USA April 2021

A diverse group of middle-school students go on the journey of a lifetime when they compete in a nationwide competition sponsored by MIT to code satellites aboard the International Space Station.

Zero Gravity is a feature documentary that follows a diverse group of middle-school students from San Jose, CA, who compete in a nationwide tournament to code satellites aboard the International Space Station.
 
Seen through the wondrous eyes of three diverse young students and their first-time coach, they each take an intimate and personal journey to space as their team grows from amateur coders to representing California in the ISS Finals Tournament — the culmination of a summer-long adventure that sees their incredible accomplishment performed by astronauts in orbit.

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Safeguard: An Electoral College Story Documentary by Matthew Taylor

USA September 2020 77minutes

How do United States' presidential elections really work? And what would happen if we changed the rules? In Safeguard: An Electoral College Story, award-winning filmmaker M.A. Taylor answers those questions.

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BLUE MOTEL Award winning script by Ted Campbell
Feature film in production by Doval Bacall Films

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Grand Winner Your Script Produced season 1  Platinum Remi Award WorldFest Houston

When his bank robber father injured in a recent heist seeks refuge at the desolate motel where he works, a motel clerk is forced to confront the truth behind a botched heist from his past.

Originally from Boston, Mass, Ted Campbell is a screenwriter and director who specializes in thoughtful, character driven thrillers. Ted will direct his heist thriller "Underground" with producer Ellen Wander of Film Bridge International. His contained, crime thriller “Blue Motel” won the Grand Prize in Your Script Produced screenplay competition. Ted will direct “Blue Motel” with Doval Bacall Films producing. Ted is a member of ISA’s Development Program. And was named to ISA’s Top 25 Screenwriters To Watch list.

Ted finds inspiration in the works of the great noir writers Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and Ross MacDonald as well as his screenwriting idols Scott Frank, Shane Black, Tony Gilroy and Richard Wenk.

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SAVING NORTH - A RUSSIAN AMERICAN ODYSSEY by J Mitchell Johnson
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Russia USA Feature documentary April 2020 Director's cut: 79 minutes

What happened, what can happen to the centuries old amazing wooden churches in north of Russia. Photographer Richard Davies trips to Russia and USA tell stories on human soul, hope and russian american…cooperation in restoring beauty.

Saving North is the story of a struggle for human and cultural survival in the mysterious and insular world of the Russian North. An outsider from England, photographer Richard Davies, enters this mysterious and vast region of the world with the hope of documenting both the glory and the tragic demise of its rapidly disappearing Wooden Churches. 

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