Pro Tools
•Register a festival or a film
Submit film to festivals Promote for free or with Promo Packages

FILMFESTIVALS | 24/7 world wide coverage

Welcome !

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the film festivals community.  

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, documenting and promoting festivals worldwide.

A brand new website will soon be available. Covid-19 is not helping, stay safe meanwhile.

For collaboration, editorial contributions, or publicity, please send us an email here

User login


RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes services and offers


Documentary Films

Sundance Juries

 Sundance Institute announced today 19 members of five juries awarding prizes at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, January 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Short Film Awards will be announced at a ceremony on January 22 at Park City’s Jupiter Bowl, with feature film awards announced at a separate ceremony on January 26.   Members of the Alfred P. Sloan Jury will be announced in January. U.S. DOCUMENTARY JURY Liz Garbus Academy Award® nominated...

Film Script Writing Workshop in Jaipur from 19th of October 2012

No fee of any sort will be charged to the participants in the workshop belonging to the Below Poverty Line and those writers who cannot bear the fee for admission during the script writing workshop, there will be a screening of the Academy Award winning film-A Separation     In order to ensure better development of cinematic culture and to its fundamental training, Jaipur International Film Festival along with Central Circuit Cine Association is conducting a workshop on impor...

Reykjavik Shorts&Docs Festival

Reykjavik Shorts&Docs Festival - Now Open for 2012 Submissions  2012 marks the 10-year anniversary of the festival and as a result it will be re-launching on a grander scale with international industry decision makers, international filmmakers and an array of new and exciting short films and documentary films. The festival strives to maintain the cultural fulfillment and expectations of the general public, as well as serving as an inspiring event for the audio-visual sector. Sp...

Leipzig Festival to focus on Documentary Films from the Arab World

    The Reality of a Revolution - Documentary Films from the Arab World   In its focus on the Arab world, DOK Leipzig features films from Tunisia and Egypt The upheaval in the Arab world is far from over, yet the 54th DOK Leipzig will be presenting the first documentary films from Tunisia and Egypt. Six films will be shown in the Focus on the Arab Spring which is part of the Official Programme. Most of the films will come to Leipzig straight out of the cutting room....

The Urbanworld Film Festival announces 2011 slate

The Urbanworld Film Festival Presented by BET Networks Announces 2011 Festival Slate & Celebrates 15th Anniversary The 15th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival (, presented by BET Networks, announced today that the world premiere of Diane Paragas' and Nelson George's Brooklyn Boheme (Spike Lee, Chris Rock, Branford Marsalis, Rosie Perez, Saul Williams) will serve as Opening Night selection for the festival, which will take place September 14-18, 2011 in midtown ...

The Clearwater Film & Music Festival Announces Early Selections

The results are in! Some of them anyway. With over 150 films to watch our screeners are still hard at work finding those absolutely dazzling gems that we know you will love.  The complete list of all films selected will be available on August 1, but we just can’t contain our excitement any more and had to let you in on what’s in store for this year. Florida State University film student Torch Eberhart comes through again, making this his second year in a row to h...

Transforming Stories International Christian Film Festival

One week festival throughout South Africa and countries worldwide. The purpose of the festival is to showcase powerful, inspiring, faithaffirming, evangelistic, transforming stories in the form of film to the world and the Body of Christ in every nation. We want to emphasize how the power of storytelling can impact the lives of people and shape a specific culture. To accomplish this we are willing to identify and reward talent that is of the highest standards. The festival will be presented in two forms, in host countries around the world and in selected movie theatres throughout South Africa. The award ceremony will take place in South Africa during September 2011 where winning films will be announced.The power of media is evident in this day and age, and movies have been a huge part of shaping the culture as we know it. BehindTransforming Stories International Christian Film Festival 2011 (TSICFF 2011) is a greater vision to transform cultures through storytelling and inspire people to make use of films in sharing the Gospel to all mankind.No longer will we as followers of Christ allow our world to be poisoned with profanity by media elites. Instead, we are encouraging revolutionaries out there to produce stories which can transform our culture into one that will be in line with The Kingdom of God (Yahweh),one of Justice, Peace, Righteousness and Love. TSICFF is looking for films that effectively illustrate stories of transformation by the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; or true life testimonies of both spiritual and physical transformation by God’s power and intervention; or Biblical truths leading viewers to a clearer understanding of certain issues and topics.What makes this festival so unique is that it was launched in 2010 in South Africa through the partnership and association with the Lausanne movement, where over 4500 International Christian leaders from over 200 regions in the world were introduced to the festival. This opportunity has established great relationships to ensure future growth of the festival. Through our continuous efforts and with a truly global reach the festival aims to inspire Christian leaders to make use of films to evangelize, teach & transform their communities. This festival sources films from across the globe and then the same film festival program is presented in different host nations around the world. This festival has also been endorsed by a selection of internationally recognized leaders and role players.TSICFF is not only a film festival, its part of a global revolution encouraging film makers to produce films that will transform communities for the good!We encourage all to mobilize their churches, ministries and communities to support this festival! Find us on FaceBook and link the festival on your website by placing our web banner on your home page. 

Comments on Krakow Film Festival 2011 awards

JURY VERDICTSINTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY COMPETITIONHaving seen all the competition films, the International Documentary Competition Jury of the 51st Krakow Film Festival consisting of: Tue Steen Müller – the chairman (Denmark), Dušan Hudec (Slovakia), Marcin Koszałka (Poland), Kaleo La Belle (Switzerland), and Annamaria Percavassi (Italy) have decided to award:GOLDEN HORN for the Director of the Best Film: for Wojciech Staroń, the director of THE ARGENTINIAN LESSON (Poland). The fil...

KahBang Film Festival

The KahBang Film Festival is one portion of the KahBang Music-Art-Film Festival, happening this August 5th - 13th 2011, in downtown Bangor, Maine. KahBang is not just another festival. It is a brand. A brand built around discovering "the next big thing" in the arts and entertainment worlds.

The KahBang Film Festival is 9 days of films that we think are cool. Some are cool for different reasons, others are cool for the same reasons, while still others are both at the same time. If it makes us laugh, if it makes us think, if someone blackmailed us to screen it, we share it with you. If you don't like it, we'll give you a refund (please note: The KahBang Festival does not offer refunds).

At the end of the day, we love films, we love filmmakers with vision, and we love Milk Duds. Our festival pays tribute to the iconic artists, the emerging auteur and even the epic fail. We hope you will join us this August and discover "cool" the way it was meant to be enjoyed.

PEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Early Deadline: March 8th 2011  ....  

Regular Deadline: April 8th 2011 ....

Late Deadline: May 8th 2011 ....

Withoutabox Extended: June 8th 2011 ....

Gen-Next (Narrative and Documentary Features) A selection of feature films, directed by new emerging filmmakers, who are turning heads in the independent film community. Most of them don't have agents, but they can make a Chai Latte with soy milk in under three minutes.

New Filmmakers with debuting feature projects (Narrative/Documentary/Experimental) are encouraged to submit their films for consideration. Our Gen-Next category represents a selection of feature films, directed by new filmmakers, which are the next big thing in independent cinema.
The best new Comedic feature films from a group of filmmakers you’ve never heard of.

Todd Phillips, Judd Apatow, Adam McKay and many other iconic, comedic filmmakers have never submitted films to this category.
Finally, we have a category devoted solely to a new kind of experimental filmmaking, using only the iPhone4, which we call “iFilmz”.
Music Docs
The newest Music related documentaries on the scene in 2011.
Short Cuts
The Best Short Films of 2010. Quick, brief, and to the point.
A "Best of the Best 2011" collection of Narrative Features, Feature Documentaries, and Shorts made in our home state of Maine, by Maine Filmmakers.

Submit now to Withoutabox!




CALL4ENTRY 2011 Imaginaria Film Festival IT'S TIME TO APPLY!!     Until June 30, 2011, it will be possible to send in film works in order to take part in the nine edition of IFF (Imaginaria Film Festival) which will take place in Conversano (Italy) on next august 2011. All the information regarding the registration and the official Call for Entry can be found on the website After the success of the last edit...

NEWSLETTER N° 482: October 28, 2010

 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 482: October 28, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 82 000 film profession...

DOK Leipzig 2010 Awards

The International Jury for Documentary Film awards:   for Documentary Films and Videos / Long Metrage (longer than 45 min)     a Golden Dove along with € 10.000 granted by TELEPOOL GmbH to the film Vodka Factoryby Jerzey Sladkowski (Sweden)         a Silver Dove along with € 3.000 to the film Miesten vuoroSteam of Life by Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen (Finland, Sweden)   ...

Jury verdicts from Krakow

INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY COMPETITIONHaving watched all the competition films, the International Documentary Competition Jury of the 50th Krakow Film Festival consisting of: Marian Marzyński – chairman (USA/Poland), Nati Baratz (Israel), Grażyna Torbicka (Poland), Martichka Bozhilova (Bulgaria), have decided to award:THE GOLDEN HORN for the Director of the Best Documentary Film in the Over 60 Minutes Category for Kaleo La Belle, the director of BEYOND THIS PLACE (Switzerland) for mak...

CALL4ENTRY 2010 Imaginaria Film festival

Until June 30, 2010, it will be possible to send in film works in order to take part in the eighth edition of IFF (Imaginaria Film Festival) which will take place in Conversano (Italy) on next august 2010. All the information regarding the registration and the official Call for Entry can be found on the website After the success of the seventh edition, which was particularly appreciated by the critics and by the audience because of the accurate selection ...

Imaginaria Film Festival 2012

Until June 30, 2012, it will be possible to send in film works in order to take part in the 10th edition of IFF (Imaginaria Film Festival) which will take place in Conversano (Italy) on next august 2012. All the information regarding the registration and the official Call for Entry can be found on the website

After the success of the last edition, which was particularly appreciated by the critics and by the audience because of the accurate selection of the competing works, the Festival - with the support of the Directorate for Cultural Policies of the City of Conversano and with the contribution of the Puglia Region, Province of Bari and University of Bari - is becoming an important appointment for independent cinema, on a national and international level.

This year too, the festival undertakes to develop collaboration networks with the main production and distribution companies. A great chance for independent filmmakers to present their original works to the Italian audience as an absolute premiere. Over 65 works will be selected for the competition (in the 2011 edition, the festival received over 1500 works from 42 countries).

The competing sections are:

Short Films;


Documentary Films (documentary films on human rights and on free themes);


The programme will be enriched with retrospective events and seminars concerning various aspects of the world of cinema.


Luigi Iovane - imaginaria's art director

luigi (at)

Imaginaria Film Festival
Casa delle Arti
C.P. 50
70014 Conversano - Italy

office ( at)


Twitter :


CELEBRATING THE INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS OF ISRAELI CINEMA  February 17-25, 2010 at Sunrise Cinemas Intracoastal Mall  Opening Night Honors Presented To  Yehoram Gaon 2010 IFF Lifetime Achievement Award The Peres Center for Peace 2010 IFF Humanitarian Award Shaul Rikman 2010 IFF Founder’s Award David Keinan ~ Akiva Segal ~ Ron Reshef 2010 IFF Community Leadership Award Opening Night Film: A MATTER OF SIZE Nominated for 14 Ophir Awards (Israeli Academy) Cl...

EKO international film festival calling for entries

July 7-12, 2010 Call for Entries Deadline: March 30 - April 20 - May 15, 2010. Online entry form Contact Info The Organizing Committee: Hope Obioma Opara – The President / Co-founder Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima – The Founder / Festival Director Barr. Biola Ladipo – The Legal Adviser Wale Adenuga – Chike Ibekwe – Annabell Mbock – Actress from Nigeria Address: 1 Bajulaiye Road,Opposite skye bank plc  Shomolu, Lagos, Nigeria Tel: +234...

Submit a film to the inaugural EKO IFF

                                      Submit Film to the Eko International Film Festival  SUBMISSION DEADLINES AND ENTRY FEES Standard Deadline: March 30, 2010 $50 (USD) Late Deadline: April 20, 2010 $75 (USD) ...

Distinctive Finnish documentaries at DocPoint

Distinctive Finnish documentaries at DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film FestivalThe Finnish documentary films for the 2010 DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival have been selected. The Jury selected 15 films for the New Finnish Documentary Films programme and 9 films for the Finnish Film Schools programme. In addition, one Finnish film will be included in the Special Screenings and one in the Arrivals programme.The ninth annual DocPoint festival will take place in various cinemas aroun...

The 11th IFF Bratislava announces its line up

  The program part ‘Competitions' will bring two novelties during this year`s festival. Besides the Competition of Feature Films the festival will also offer Competition of Documentary Films and Competition of Short Films. The aim of the festival is to fill up the empty space in Slovak distribution, to present the best of the international documentary works, and also give space to young talents. The 11th IFF Bratislava enriches its program by two competitive sections - Competit...

Roma Independent Film Festival (RIFF) calling

The deadline for submitting works to participate in the 9th Edition of the RIFF (Roma Independent Film Festival) that will take place in Rome in April 8/16 2010 is December 15th, 2009. All information to apply and the official Call for Entry are available on the website:   Since the beginning, the RIFF has distinguished itself for the strong International calling presenting to the public in Rome works coming from more than seventy Countries, with Europ...

N Y C Films Festival (New York films festival)

NYC FILMS FESTIVAL August 12th to 19th, 2010 Submissions open November 2nd 2009 GENERAL The mission of the NYC Films Festival is to help new talented filmmakers to reach the best possible audience for their work. Since submission of a film constitutes acceptance of these Entry Rules & Regulations (by filmmakers and their agents), please review this document carefully. CATEGORIES: ◦ Narrative Feature Films ◦ Narrative Short Films ◦ Documentary Films DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES NOVEMBER 2, 2009 Submissions open Earlybird deadline November 3 to January 4, 2010 = Features 60 minutes up $ 25 Earlybird deadline November 3 to January 4, 2010 = Shorts up to 30 minutes $ 15 OFFICIAL ENTRY DEADLINE January 4th to April 30th 2010 Features 60 minutes up $ 30 January 4th to April 30th 2010 Shorts up to 30 minutes $ 20 LATE DEADLINE May 1st to June 30th, 2010 Features 60 minutes up $ 50 May 1st to June 30th 2010 Shorts up to 30 minutes $ 30 **ENTRY FEES ARE IN US DOLLARS, PER FILM AND NON-REFUNDABLE. NOTIFICATION DATE: Filmmaker will be notified by email, phone or fax approximately July 10th 2010 OPENING GALA August 12 closing August 19th 2010 COMPLETION DATE No Requirement for completed by date PLACE OF ORIGIN Projects may originate from anywhere in the world NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILMS Must have English subtitles PREMIERE STATUS No premier requirement DISTRIBUTION STATUS Projects may have distribution HOW TO ENTER Apply online at or via and mail all required entry materials (see below) ENTRY MATERIALS 1) Entry form copy 2) Copy of payment by credit card. 3) 1DVD of the film, formatted for Multi-zone or for Zone 1 (North America) labeled with the work's Title, Running Time, Director(s) name(s) Please do not put adhesive labels on the disc unless it is a professional output job (if burning yourself, use a permanent marker to write all the information. ** ENTRY MATERIAL WILL NOT BE RETURNED ** MULTIPLE ENTRIES Each entered work must be accompanied by its own entry form and by a separate DVD IF YOUR WORK IS SELECTED You must fulfill the following requirements by the date(s) designated by the Festival upon invitation: (1) You will be required to execute a release and agreement wherein you (i) accept responsibility for obtaining any and all clearances necessary to exhibit your film at the NYC Films Festival, warrant that you have the rights necessary to exhibit your film at NYC Films Festival indemnify and hold harmless NYC Films, LLC at its affiliates against any claim arising out of exhibition of your film at NYC films Festival. (2) You will be responsible for delivery of the exhibition copy of the invited work in one of the Exhibition Formats specified below to the address designated by the Festival. The Festival will arrange and cover the cost of the return shipping of your print or video after the conclusion of the Festival. We recommend shipment via courier in order to permit the tracking of your entry once it leaves your hands. • We exhibit in 35mm, 16mm and HDCAM. • Due to our limited capacity to project 16mm, the Festival reserves the right to request that work originally in that format be supplied to us in HDCAM. • Films in competition will be required to provide a second exhibition copy to accommodate juror screenings. • The Festival may request additional exhibition copies to allow for multiple screenings at more than one venue. (3) You will provide a properly completed and signed official NYC FILMS “Film Information Form” including all press and publication assets as specified in the “Materials Checklist” (4) You will provide at least one DVD copy of the finalized and completed film for Festival archives. FESTIVAL SECTIONS Films invited to participate in the NYC FILMS FESTIVAL will be shown in the section Festival programmers determine most appropriate in their sole discretion. In Competition: World Narrative Features *Open to works from all regions. *Eligible for: Best Narrative Feature, Best New Documentary Filmmaker, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress. World Documentary Features • Open to works from all regions. • Eligible for: Best Documentary Feature, Best Director. Shorts (narrative and documentary - under 30 minutes) • Eligible for: Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short, and Student Visionary Award. • Student short films must be produced through an accredited educational institution. • Shorts will play either in a shorts program or before a feature film. AWARDS • Unless otherwise agreed to by Festival programmers in writing, awards will be given to the winning film director (as identified in the Film Information Form). • Award eligibility is subject to any restrictions or conditions imposed by applicable laws and regulations (international, federal, state or otherwise), and the award recipient is responsible for all applicable taxes, customs, tariffs, insurance and similar charges or costs (if any). • All new feature-length works are eligible for the “Audience Award” regardless of section. • All feature-length shot in NYC are eligible for the “Best New York Narrative” and “Best New York Documentary” awards. (Must be at least a NY premiere.) • 2010 Awards listed in the above Festival sections are subject to change. SHIPPING ADDRESS All submissions must be sent prepaid (including any applicable customs fees) to: NYC FILMS c/o Roberto Rizzo Attn: ENTRIES – “Film Title” – SHORT or FEATURE (Label appropriate category on outside of package) 1 UNIVERSITY PLACE 9C New York, NY 10003 USA

Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival

GZ DOC 2009 is held from November 29-December 13th in Guangzhou this year. Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China (GZ DOC) started as Guangzhou International Documentary Conference in 2003. After six years' development, GZ DOC is now the only national documentary industrial event hosted by State Administration of Radio, Film and TV and Guangdong Provincial Government. GZ DOC endeavors to "bring China to the world and have the world know China" and...

Film Selection for Karlovy Vary 2009 Festival

The Karlovy Vary IFF (July 3 - 11, 2009) presents over 220 feature films from all over the world every year. Apart from the films in the special retrospectives, most of the films are screened in the Czech Republic each year for the first time, many of them in their world, international or European premiere as well. This year again, the audience will have chance to see interesting retrospectives and focuses apart from the traditional program sections. Official Selection - Competition ...