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Niagara Indie Filmfest

Niagara's national, juried, short film and video festival. Past jurors have included: Geoff Pevere, Dr. Barry Grant, Kevin McMahon, Cal Coons, Cameron Porteous, Jackie Burroughs, Paul Lee and others.


ekurhuleni film festival

The festival's main purpose of existance is create alternative venues for watching South African produced films as well as films from Africa and the world. Use film as tool to empower peoples lives towards nation building and township regeneration. Foster the development of of audiences for the appreciation of independently produced film products. Contribute to the growth of a film industry in Ekurhuleni. Increase an interest for pursuing as a career. Showcase and exhibit films through Ekurhuleni Film Festival. Develop new audiences and create a cinema friendly culture for locally (South African) produced films within Ekurhuleni and the the surrounding areas.

Louis Vuitton Journeys Awards

Louis Vuitton Journeys Awards is an international short film contest inviting emerging filmmakers to express their talent and creativity through their own vision of travel. 

Travel has been at the heart of Louis Vuitton since its inception. For this second edition, Louis Vuitton has chosen the theme of “Encounter”. Encounter is part of every journey. It can be an illuminating experience, a face to face with reality, a celebration of the unkown…. 

In 2009, LOUIS VUITTON teamed up with acclaimed director Wong Kar Wai to create the first Journeys Awards film competition. For this second edition, another celebrity guest will head the jury of the competition: Italian director Luca Guadagnino.

Journeys Awards is a tremendous opportunity for you to showcase your talent to an international audience and get media exposure. Candidates will be offered a chance to win two $25,000 prizes for the jury’s choice and the people’s choice awards. The two award winners will also be invited to an exceptional prize ceremony in Italy during the Venice Film Festival. You can visit the website to find out more about this competition ( have until June 18th, 2012 to complete and submit your films.


FreeNetWorld 2012- Call for participation
Fifth international film festival FreeNetWorld will be held from 4th till 6th of October 2012.
We would like to invite filmmakers from around the world to submit their films.
Participation deadline for sending all required information and films is the 5th of August 2012.


  • fiction - drama and comedy,
  • documentary,
  • animations,
  • experimental/ music video

Theme: Free Choice
To be eligible the films must be:

  • produced after the 1st of January 2011;
  • less than 30 minutes in length;
  • subtitled in the English language, unless the dialog is in English;


  • Free NET World Open Movie Award
  • The best documentary film
  • The best animated film
  • The best fiction
  • The best music video/experimental film
  • Special audience ‘s choise award

Participation procedure:
The entry form with all required information and with copy of the film has to be sent to us until 15th of July 2012. There are no limits for number of films that one author can submit.
Video preview formats are: HDV, DV, mini DV, DVD, mp4, 3g2, 3gp, 3gp2, 3gpp, asf, asx, avi, divx, mts, m2t, m2ts, m2v, m4v, mkv, mov, mp4, mpe, mpeg, mpg, ogg, wmv.
The screening copy of the film that must be made available for the festival must be in PAL standard  in the following formats: HDV, DVCAM, miniDV and DVD.
Selection and Notification:
As we expect to receive several hundred submissions we regret that we can only write to the selected filmmakers. If you do not recieve any feedback from festival ’s coordinator till August 15 2012, that means that you haven’t been successful this time. In that case, we hope that you will participate next year with your new art film.
Costs: The applicant is responsible for the costs of sending copy!
Put a link in our online entry form from your hosting service, official servers (rapidshare, sendspace, megaupload, hotfile etc.) or by post mail:
Vladimir Ilic,
FreeNetWorld International Film Festival,
Heroja Pop Mice 8,
18000 Nis, Serbia

G-FEST: International Nature Film and Sustainable Awareness Festival

G-FEST will take place from the 24th to the 26th of May 2012 at the breath-taking scenery of Slovenia’s largest baroque castle in Grad in Goričko Natural Park, in castle’s magnificent rooms, in the picturesque auditorium of the courtyard, the site of a major energy point, where the radiating vibrations are said to be able to cure various ailments, and in the beautiful castle park, a true work of art in itself.
Our film program will offer a wide selection of nature and environmental films, from attractive nature documentaries and short films in the competition program, to astounding eco-shockers, environmentally themed animated films, retrospectives of older nature and environmental films and films from other similarly-themed festivals from the wider area.
Our rich accompanying program will feature numerous workshops and shows, stands offering delicious goods from the local ecological farms, organic and ecological cuisine and various sustainable activities in the Fairy Park with special attention given to families and children. For enhanced visual pleasure, there will be an exhibition of photographs chosen at The Best Photo of Goričko and Porabje contest. On top of all this, the festival will also host the 44th »A Song Knows No Border« Choir Contest, while our closing ceremony will also feature the 5th International Contest of Three-lateral Park wines and Neighbour Wine Counties award ceremony.

Punto y Raya Junior 2012

Punto y Raya Junior

Dear friends of Punto y Raya,

It is a pleasure to inform you that we're launching the version of our festival, made FOR and BY children aged 6 to 12 years.
Following the same spirit that has earned us the title of "Most abstract festival in the World", this edition will host the same kind of activities as the "adult" one (calls for entries, workshops, screenings, installations, exhibitions and live PyRformances) under the motto "No representation, only dots and lines".

The CALLS FOR ENTRIES are currently open, and the selected works will compete for the Jury and Audience Awards.

SHORT FILM Call for entries: abstract short films experimenting with dots and lines in various contexts. All techniques are welcome; maximum running time is 6 minutes and the soundtrack cannot feature articulated words. View the eligibility criteria

PHOTOGRAPHY Call for entries: abstract photography experimenting with dots and lines in various contexts. All formats and techniques are welcome. View the eligibility criteria

Submissions are free and can be made online. Deadline: August 15th, 2012

The first edition of Punto y Raya Junior will take place on November 10th & 11th 2012 at the CCCB (Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona) with free admission.
And from March through October, we'll be organizing for children at various associated venues. We'll post all the details soon.

For those who still don't know Punto y Raya, this multidisciplinary festival studies the essence of the artistic expression; it uses the minimum grains of all representation systems (the dot and the line) as ends in themselves, inviting creators and audiences to explore the artistic experience in its purest state: form, color, motion, tension and sound. Punto y Raya subscribes to the spirit of "Art for Art's sake"; that unique experience that only abstraction can encompass in all its dimensions.

For more information regarding our three "adult" editions, please visit our website.

Eagerly awaiting the children's works,

Warm regards,

MAD :)

Organized by: With the collaboration of:
MAD [moviment d'alliberament digital]
CCCB [Centro de Cultura Contemporánea]
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West Berry Block Party 1st Annual Film Festival

For the first time, The West Berry Block Party will be featuring a showcase of short films at this year's event. A celebration of music and the arts, The West Berry Block Party focuses on the immediate and resonating impact these mediums have on both the local community and abroad. It will run for two days April 13 - 14, 2012 in the north Texas city of Fort Worth. Come join us as we highlight a selection of films produced by some of the best amateur filmmakers this year!

Family Fiction Film Project

FFFilm Project (Family Fiction Film Project) is a cycle of video and film, which explores several possibilities around the topic of family/familiar: documentary or fiction movies about the intimate, the personal or private, family movies, home movies, self-portrait / about identities, family as a landscape, alternative families, etc. In the era of the democratization of the use of image the objects produced are increasingly on the intimacy and in the precariousness of the production resources. There is a new way to make films and to tell stories. Public and private or global and local, stands in a constant transformation in its inter-connection at the same they have a tremendous impact on the way of producing, creating and living. We believe that at this moment, this kind of cycle is full of sense; it will be a moment for sharing ways of doing and perspectives which concerns are with fragility, intimacy and precarity. This cycle is open both to amateur and professional videos.

Busseto Music Film Festival


The cultural association Parma OperArt promotes for 2012 the first edition of the Busseto Music Film Festival, an international contest aiming at giving a prize to the best soundtrack and therefore to the best composer of music for the cinema.

The first prize will be the Cigno d’oro (Golden swan). This will be followed by the Silver Swan to the best film, Honourable Mention to the best Direction, Photography, interpreter and finally the best music and sound design. The initiative aims not only at drawing the public’s attention to good and recent film productions but also at emphasizing the value of music writing for the cinema as an essential element for poetics and for the success of the film itself. The contest will also be an occasion for people in the film industry and producers to present their work to a wide public and to an international jury.

Moreover, Parma OperArt has the possibility to sell the film to a national television channel, so the Festival represents a great showcase and a further chance.

Those who are interested can present their film until 30th June 2012. Films and videos from all nations, subjects and duration – not less than 25 minutes – can take part in the contest, as long as they have not been produced before 2010. Documentaries, opera films and/or films about the opera, biographies, animation films are all admitted.

For further information and for the complete announcement see Parma OperArt:,, +39 0521 1641083

Musikfilmtage Oberaudorf

The festival is focusing on documentaries and featurefilms that deal with music or in which the musical context plays a major role. A the same time Musikfilmtage Oberaudorf with the cinemas Kursaal und the Open Air screenings at Kurpark are a communicative encounter place for directors, producers and the public. Every year on sunday midday there is a brunch called "Musikfilmtage Frühschoppen" - a hosted panel open to the public with known names from the film circuit. Guest in the recent years were: directors Joseph Vilsmaier and Franz Xaver Bogner, composers/musicians Klaus Doldinger und Gerd Baumann, producers Uschi Reich, Uli Aselmann and Ulrich Limmer, actors Bettina Mittendorfer and Maximilian Brückner, the head of the Filmfestival Hof Heinz Badewitz, TV-Host Fritz Egner and many others

Cine Migratorio

Cine Migratorio is a migration-themed film festival that will take place May 10-13, 2012 in Santander, Spain. The Festival aims to present a program of artistically accomplished, thematically challenging and stimulating films about migration to students, migrants, Santander residents, and anyone who wishes to join us for this weekend-long event. We hope these films will incite reflection and discussion about migration, but also about the power of film to capture mobility in a modern age. We welcome all film genres (feature, short, documentary, experimental, animation) and do not endorse any one political stance on migration issues. Cine Migratorio endeavors to screen films that explore a wide range of migration-related themes and issues, from the way in which economic and social forces that drive migration cross as many borders as migrants themselves, to personal migration stories, to films less directly concerned with migration but still resonant with its effects and contexts. In addition to screenings, Cine Migratorio will feature lectures, workshops, live music, and other events. Leading up to the festival, Cine Migratorio will host an array of programs in local high schools and local centers. Cine Migratorio will take place May 10-13th in Santander, Spain, in the Paraninfo at the Las Llamas campus of the Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo (UIMP).

All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival

Whether it is a dramatic or comedic piece, we want screenwriters and filmmakers to share their great stories in regards to the world of sports. We felt that creating this festival would give the many sports fanatics out there an outlet for their love of competition. We ask you, the filmmaker, to only submit films that the plot centers around the competition or competitor. We will respectfully decline films that just have a competition scene in them that isn't pivotal to the story or character.

Some people have asked us to define "sports." Well, we want to include any subject matter that deals with mental and physical competition for the sake of winning a prize (and not killing anyone along the way to do it). So we're ready to watch and read any stories from auto racing to badminton and spelling bees to chess.

The festival this year will be held at the El Portal Theater in North Hollywood, California on November 9-11, 2012. We plan to have a reception on either Friday or the Thursday prior to the festival's opening.

Our jury and judges are well respected people in the film and sporting industry.  Having your film or screenplay in the festival may open doors that may not be available to you.  We can't promise sudden fame and fortune but we'll do our best to get you noticed.

This is the 4th year of the festival.

Cox’s Beach International Film Festival

For the first time in Bangladesh, International Academy of Film and Media is going to organize and launch a big film event to take place at the  longest sea beach in the world, Cox’s Bazar Sea Beach.

It will be a non-competitive festival.  

Launching 2012 


Do you have any films that would like to participate in our film festival? TrindieFest in Trinidad Colorado will take place on September 13-15 of 2012.

A Truly Independent Film Festival...that’s what TrindieFest is all about. Most of the bigger festivals have become selling venues for bigger films. Our job at TrindieFest is to bring the Independent Film back to center stage. This Festival is truly Independent Films.

Please let me know if you have any films or screenplays. Feel free to check out our site and guest speakers.


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