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Carmarthen Bay Film Festival

This is a brand new festival here in Wales and the first one to be held in Llanelli the home town of Wales' very first Hollywood film star.

One of the aims of the festival is to support and promote up and coming film makers here in Wales, UK and Internationally

Also there will be special categories for Welsh and Celtic language films.

We are especially looking for entries from Patagonia because of its Welsh connections


Entry Criteria

Productions must be independently produced, with the maker retaining complete editorial control and copyright. Productions must have been completed after January 1, 2009,



Welsh language,Celtic language/themed,short,documentary,feature film,international,animation,student film,music video, north American,south American,silent film,comedy

Format accepted

DVD region 1 and 2 ntsc/pal

Three copies of your film are required 


Submission fees

General submission £20:00

Wales based film maker £10:00

Student £5:00 per film/video



Cost of shipping to the festival is the responsibility of the entrant

International entries should be sent by mail or air courier

All entries should be clearly marked, on the outside of the package: NO COMMERCIAL VALUE — FOR CULTURAL PURPOSES ONLY


Promotional Materials

Please include any stills/posters, press kit, detailed synopsis, etc.


Return of Preview/Promotional Materials

Preview discs/cassettes and promotional materials will not be returned.



While all due care and attention will be exercised, the festival cannot accept or assume responsibility

for damage or loss of materials submitted.

You must agree not to hold Pyramid Lake Productions/Carmarthen Bay Film Festival harmless from and defend them against all claims, demands,

losses, damages, judgments, liabilities, and expenses (including legal fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims by third parties.

To find out more and enter the festival please go to

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Animation Film Festival Animated Dreams

Animated Dreams, the oldest and biggest Estonian animation film festival, offers Estonian animators a chance to display the state of their art as well as promotes high-quality international animation culture. From its beginnings as an offshoot of Black Nights Film Festival back in 1999, the event has evolved into a small independent festival. The festival consists of the short animation competitive programme and several special programmes. Traditions include lectures by foreign guests, meetings and workshops.

Somcurts. Environnement short film festival

For 23 years, the Associació de Naturalistes de Girona has attempted to show the best images of our natural environment through the photography. Static images that show us the strength and the fragility of our planet of the hand of the best photographers, professional as well as enthusiastic. Now, conscious of the creative capacities of the participants, we turn on a new stage. From the ANG we want to invite you to a new adventure, an adventure that has to show us the problems, the victories, the dangers and the hopes of our environment in short audiovisual format.

When we talk about environment, we mean everything that happens in this thin layer where the human being is related to their environment and other species, in short, where life reaches its maximum. With the aim of showing the whole range of problems and wonders, has born the Girona Festival Shorts environmental SOMCURTS. A festival that should allow us to travel to the soul of the earth.

HITFLICS : 1st Annual International Film Competition is an online resource for filmmakers and film enthusiasts to screen, distribute, and market their material. We provide the platform for filmmakers to reach audiences all over the world, while remaining cost-effective for both independent filmmakers and major studio productions. Through, the movie, television, and digital media industries can access the vast and ever-growing population of online viewers. The video format offered at also allows users to display and disseminate real world events, such as trailers for film, television, and digital media productions, private screenings, pre-screenings, red carpet openings, as well as a wide array of other real event promotions. is the next evolution in content distribution providing a lasting and more inclusive platform for entertainment productions of all kinds. allows viewers to vote for their favorite film, television, and digital media productions. Productions with the greatest number of votes will be highlighted on the website. This process will result in distribution and sales opportunities for participating producers of entertainment content.

FANCINE - Fantastic Film Festival of the University of Málaga

FANCINE – FESTIVAL DE CINE FANTÁSTICO Fantastic Film Festival of the UNIVERSITY OF MÁLAGA has as its goal the presentation of a selection of world film production both of feature films as well as short films in the genre of Fantastic films in all its variants (Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror). As a non profit organisation, the University of Málaga has the goal of offering to the audience the development of this film genre as well as backing better understanding between peoples and different cultures through film creation.

South African HORRORFEST Film Festival

Since 2005, the South African HORRORFEST is the most prominent (if not the only) all-encompassing Halloween event on the African continent, including movies, literature, music and more.

21 Film Project Short Film Contest and Festival

Over 300,000 people could see your film!  This year, the 21 Film Project Short Film Contest and Festival is joining forces with the Avon Theatre and the Decatur Celebration, the largest free street festival in Illinois!

Submit your 4-minute film by Monday, July 18 for your chance to win $1,500 and have your film featured at the Decatur Celebration!  The Awards show will be held Friday, August 5, and the top films will be screened all weekend long!

Visit for full rules and information, and to submit your entry!

The 17th International Festival of Local Televisions, Košice, Slovakia

If Košice is identified as the unofficial centre of European local television, then the other, equally important component of the Festival has also acquired this attribute. Apart from the competitive showing of programmes, the Festival has become a prominent place for obtaining new understanding, new knowledge and the professional development and growth of local television. Behind this aspect it's necessary to see the whole array of professional meetings, workshops, panel discussions and lectures dedicated to professional fine-tuning of television workers, and observance of the principles of journalism ethics. 

The Festival enjoys high prestige even among well-known filmmakers, which is also proven by the fact that last year it presented world and Slovak premieres of films by globally recognised and prize-winning directors. The Košice Festival regularly includes some unique premieres. Of these, we can mention e.g. the world premiere of the documentary by Eugene Chaplin „My Tribute“; the Czechoslovak premiere of the film „Nemilovaní“ (Unloved) by Claude Weisz, native of Košice, which had been ‚locked away‘ in the Barrandov treasury for 25 years; or last year’s Czechoslovak premiere of „Space Tourists“,the documentary by the Swiss Oscar-winning director Christian Frei. The organisers try hard to bring to Košice as many interesting and artistically high-quality film premieres as possible. The Festival will last for 4 days and it runs concurrently with other festival programmes. Each venue in which the Festival will be held, will have its own original dramaturgical plan, which will take into account the specific interests of viewers. Similarly to the previous years, Slovak and especially young authors will be given a chance to present their work. One entire screening day will be devoted to Slovak documentaries. Last year’s plentiful attendance of authors, as well as a number of interesting and fruitful debates with viewers, have inspired the Festival organisers to invite as many filmmakers and film producers as possible to this year’s Festival screenings.

Last year, 17 European countries were represented during the Festival programme along with Slovakia

Winners of each competition section will be announced at the gala Award Ceremony un June 11th, 2011 .The International Jury has 10 members and will decide about the awarded programmes in each section. The Grand Awards „The Golden Beggar“ will be given to an any of the categories which shows a strong journalistic content , an element of originality and clear understanding of the needs of its viewers.The Jury is authorized to award also other prizes and honorary mentions that are financially not remunerated.  The Jury has also the right to decide not to give the Grand Award in some section.

International Children's Film Festival India

International Children's Film Festival India (ICFFI) also popularly known as The Golden Elephant is a biennial festival that strives to bring the most delightful and imaginative national and international children's cinema to young audiences in India. Outstanding features, shorts, live action and animation films are screened over seven days of festive celebrations, attended by more than one hundred thousand children and hundreds of film professionals from across the world.

ICFFI is organized by Children's Film Society India (CFSI) - a national government body committed to nurturing a dynamic children's film culture in the country. Since its inception in 1955, CFSI has been producing, exhibiting and distributing exclusive, entertaining and enriching content for children.

Every two years, the festival begins on 14th November, the birth date of Jawaharlal Nehru - India's first Prime Minister - also fondly referred to as Chacha Nehru (Uncle Nehru), because of his love for children. Nehru established CFSI soon after India's independence with the hope that indigenous and exclusive cinema for children would stimulate their creativity, compassion and critical thinking. It is this vision of Jawaharlal Nehru that guides ICFFI.

In a world that is cluttered with consumerist & often violent content for children, ICFFI is committed to promoting cinema that is humane and non-violent, and yet delightful and fun! Special care is taken to program films that cultivate an understanding of other cultures, lives and experiences and encourage children to reflect on the world around. Workshops and open forums at the festival aim towards stimulating critical appreciation and creative pursuit of cinematic arts amongst young people. The festival also supports the work of children's filmmakers by rewarding them for their dedication and talent.

ICFFI is one of the largest and most colourful children's film festivals in the world. A unique feature of the festival is its audience: more than a hundred thousand children travel from little villages and towns from across India to view high quality international children's cinema that they would never be exposed to otherwise. Here they rub shoulders with other kids, eminent guests and directors from different parts of the world. ICFFI is dedicated to these little delegates and to those imaginative film-makers who attempt to make films for the toughest audience of all - children!

International Random Film Festival

The International Random Film Festival is the first film festival in the world which celebrates randomness in cinema. 25 films are selected each year to compete in the Official Selection. The festival is organized annually in a randomly selected location, on a random opening date. Awards are given out randomly.

The 3rd edition of IRFF will take place in the village of Anija, Estonia (population: 128). The festival will be opening on the 10th of March 2012. The location and date of the next edition of IRFF were selected at the end of the closing ceremony of our 2011 festival by using the "Random Article" Button on Wikipedia, and the "Random Number Generator" at

Terracotta Far East Film Festival

Premiere Asian movie festival in the UK, the Terracotta Far East Film Festival is back in London to present its third roundup of choice hand-picked films from the Far East.

Running from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th May 2011, this year’s 14 films selected to represent the best in current Asian Cinema at the Prince Charles Cinema, London, UK


Marina del Rey Film Festival

Marina del Rey Film Festival is now open for submissions Submissions OPEN Please mail all Submissions to with $25.00 check to Marina del Rey Film Festival. Check to: MARINA DEL REY FILM FESTIVALMarina del Rey Film Festival4640 Admiralty Way Suite 500 Marina del Rey, CA 90292For More info: Facebook: Twitter: Blogger: Jon Gursha Festival Director Help start this Festival we need your Support LIKE our Facebook Page

HumanDOC International Documentary Film Festival GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT IN CINEMA

2nd HumanDOC International Documentary Film Festival: GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT IN CINEMA


 We are pleased to invite all filmmakers and TV producers who would like to take part in the HumanDOC International Documentary Film Festival:Global Development in Cinema. The festival will be held in Warsaw, Poland from November 12th -17th 2011 at Kinoteka in Palace of Culture & Science in Warsaw.

Through the screenings of selected productions we would like to bring our festival audience closer to current problems of people living in developing nations, and to provide them with deeper insights into the politics
of global development and various issues related to international aid for economically depressed countries.

We are looking for original, wise and objective productions (documentaries, reportages and social advertising) that will increase the awareness of the viewers on problems of injustice and depravation in developing nations. What we seek are productions that will raise important questions about the state of our contemporary world, and urge people to reflect on the meaning of help for those in need.

We are looking for:
* Documentary films,
* TV Reportages,
* Social advertising/campaigns related to developmental issues.

We are especially interested in themes such as:
1. Interdependence of the Global North and Global South.
2. The ones set out in the UN Millennium Development Goals.
3. Everyday problems of people living in developing countries.
4. Examples of help brought by donors, international organizations, governmental agencies and NGOs - both positive and those who have not been successful.
5. Social advertising/campaigns about UN Millennium Development Goals or development issues.

The Festival will present the best documentaries and commercials on subjects related to developing nations from around the world. We would like to show productions that increase the awareness about the countries' dependency on international aid. We hope that people who will participate in our festival will learn about how global issues affect the everyday lives of people and societies around the world, and how each and every one of us can get involved and make a positive change for people in poorer nations.

Starting date: May 31, 2011
Closing date: July 31, 2011
Preview copy: only DVD (in English or with English subtitles)
DVD with films and completed submission form please deliver to our office:
HumanDoc Foundation
Al. KEN 46 / mailbox 107
02-797 Warsaw


1.    The Jury of the Festival will award the best documentary filmmaker (the director and/ or the producer of the best film).

2.    The Jury of the Festival will award the best documentary filmmaker (the director and/ or the producer of the best film).

3.    The Prize will be granted to the best film presented in the Festival competition sections as a result of an Audience poll.

4.    The Prize will be granted to the best film presented in the Festival additional screenings as a result of an Audience poll.

5.    Organizers will award the best TV producer/filmmaker (the director and/ or the producer of the best film).

Other Prizes:
5. The Festival Organizers reserve the right to award prizes in other categories.









L'Alternativa, Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona

L'Alternativa, Barcelona Independent Film Festival is dedicated to creating a platform for the promotion and distribution of films, which for their innovative character, are unable to find a way into main exhibition and distribution circuits. As well as the international competition, the festival screens retrospectives, thematic programmes, work from international film schools, offers a free screen and organises workshops, round tables, concerts and parties. L'Alternativa's itinerant programmes have screened in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Mexico, Spain and the USA.

ScreenSingapore 2011

ScreenSingapore will debut as an international cinema event offering policy makers, industry buyers, sellers, producers and creative talent from all over the world a platform to exchange ideas, business opportunities and showcase their product. The global event will spotlight creative and technical innovations through:

•A film and entertainment trade/ technology market including 3D and animation elements

•Asia Pacific and regional premieres of upcoming Asian and US Studio releases

•Conferences, masterclasses and workshops

Positioned between the Cannes Film Festival and the lucrative box office season of the Northern Hemisphere summer, ScreenSingapore will tap synergies in providing a launch-pad for the US studios wishing to promote their blockbuster movies in Asia as well as providing a platform for showcasing Asian content to the world.

The Short Film Project: Call for films

The Short Film Project are seeking powerful and touching short films which examine the depths relating to the sanctuary, perils and complexities of Motherhood.

Dream Fest Contest

Mocumentary Film Contest
Deadline: 20 May 2011
Contest Runs: 20 May 2011 - 22 May 2011
This is a timed event!
A mockumentary (also known as mock documentary) is a type of film or television show in which fictitious events are presented in documentary format.
Examples of some popular mockumentaries:
This is Spinal Tap, Borat, The Blair Witch Project, American Zombie, The Magician… and there are many more.
The winners will be posted on the official Truelander Dreams website(s). (See filmmaker rules
Open to all videographers worldwide. Entry fee is $50.00 (US).
Space is limited so enter soon!
· (First) Best Film: $500.00 cash.
· (Second) First Runner-up: $200.00 cash.
· (Third) Second Runner-up $100.00 cash.
· (Fourth) Honorable Mention $50.00 cash.
For more information please visit or

L'Aquila International Film Festival, Italy

L'Aquila International Film Festival is open to feature and short movies. The Festival is held in L'Aquila, Italy, during the first week of November


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