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Australia Independnet Film Festival

Australia Independent Film Festival (AIFF) Brisbane Australia.

Known as “the festival where stars shine,” the Australia Independent Film Festival is on track to become Australia's premiere short film festival. AIFF is proudly supported by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland.

“Put this festival in your top 10 list to submit. You’ll be glad you did.” Jhett Tolentino - Grammy & Tony Award Winning Broadway Producer.

Whether you're a student filmmaker, a first-time filmmaker or a seasoned professional your entry will be treated with the utmost respect and professionalism it deserves. We encourage participation and actively promote through social media channels, news outlets and our contact database.

"We wish this great festival all the success", 2020 Oscar nominated Mosul 980 and winner of AIFF19 Best International Short Film.

At AIFF we believe it is our core values which help set us apart from many other festivals. We are totally committed to being an ethical festival and make the following promise to all entrants. It is our filmmakers guarantee and what we believe is an industry first.

1. We will be transparent, honest and provide regular festival updates.

2. All entries will be played in their entirety and judged as per the listed judging and selection process. We do not promote favoritism.

3. At AIFF20 every very finalist film 'will' screen in a real theater in attendance by paying public. We screen all finalist films and not just films from attending filmmakers. Finalist = Official Selection.

4. The awards ceremony is and will always be free to attend.

5. If a film wins but a filmmaker is not in attendance their trophy will be delivered at no charge.

AIFF SELECTION PROCESS:

Being an independent festival we encourage all genres and a greater emphasis in the judging process is the overall appeal verses technical perfection and or money spent. Each entry is judged internally using standardized criteria before the top scoring films are judged by an external jury of industry professionals.

REWARDING FILMMAKERS

SEMI-FINALISTS. The top twenty percent (submission dependent) of each category will be named as semi-finalists and will be awarded a semi-finalist laurel and a digital print quality certificate at festival close.

Please note: Semi-finalist films will not be screened at the festival.

FINALISTS will be selected from the semi-finalist group and will be awarded a finalist laurel, official selection laurel and a digital certificate. Numbers will be dependent on category entries and programming requirements.

WINNER'S of each category will be awarded a special winner's laurel, an original print quality digital certificate and a high quality crystal trophy. Other prizes will be added once confirmed.

AIFF NETWORKING @ausindefest

We believe a festival is not a festival without the opportunity for filmmakers to network and socialize between fellow creative's.

Before and after screening sessions festival goers will be encouraged to network and socialize at the theater.

Attending finalist filmmakers will be invited to participate in a special group Q and A session. We want to give you a voice within the festival and beyond.

For those that like to socialize and network into the early hours. Each night a nominated venue will be selected and announced during the screening sessions. There is a reason locals like to call Brisbane – BRISVEGAS.

THE CITY and THE VENUE:

Brisbane, located an hour's drive from the World famous beaches of the Gold Coast is a vibrant, art loving new world city that can be considered the Gateway to Australia. Brisbane, the capital of Queensland is rich with culture and renowned for its hospitality and safety. AIFF20 will take place at the Elizabeth Theater in the heat of Brisbane city.

The Team at AIFF feel the Elizabeth Theater is without a doubt one of the best screening venues in Australia.

Need to know more? We welcome all questions.

Main Award Categories

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM ( Crystal trophy $225 value + postage.)

BEST AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILM ( Crystal trophy $225 value + postage.)

BEST QUEENSLAND SHORT FILM ( Crystal trophy $225 value + postage.)

BEST ANIMATION ( Crystal trophy $225 value + postage.)

BEST EXPERIMENTAL - Including music videos. ( Crystal trophy $225 value + postage.)

Special Award Categories

PEOPLE'S CHOICE ( Crystal trophy $225 value + postage.)

BEST STUDENT FILM ( Crystal trophy $225 value + postage.)

BEST FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER ( Crystal trophy $225 value + postage.)

JURY AWARD ( Crystal trophy $225 value + postage.)

The trophy is an approximate value. If an award winner foes not attend the trophy will be delivered at no cost to the winner.)

Additional prizes will be announced via social media.

Send your short film to Iceland

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The Northern Wave Internatnional Film Festival is now open for entry! The deadline is the 15th of August 2013. The festival takes place in a picturesque fishing village in the West of Iceland on the weekend of the 15th-17th of November.  The Northern Wave weekend consist of a numerous screenings of a variety of international short films. The program also includes a lecture from a professional from the film industry, a fish soup competition at the local fish market and numerous concerts and...

Massachusetts Independent Film Festival

The Massachusetts Independent Film Festival (MassIFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run by filmmakers, film writers, and film lovers. Our goal is to showcase films from around the world made by truly independent filmmakers. We want to show the best of contemporary independent filmmaking in all genres(drama, experimental, comedy, horror, slow cinema, sci fi, fantasy, animation, documentary, and more). We dedicate Q&A time and conduct video interviews for visiting filmmakers. We also help promote the selected films to find a new audience. We love the art of cinema and we welcome all to join us! Please visit our website www.massiff.org for a glimpse into previous festivals.

Nothern Film Festival

The 33rd edition of the Northern Film Festival (NFF) will held from 9 - 13 November 2011. This 5 day film festival focuses on (Northern) European cinema. Beating heart of the festival is the Interregional Competition, for first or second feature films, with the award presentation of the Matad’Or and the accompanying cash prize of € 10,000. Films in the Interregional Competition feature cinematographic explorations and representations of Europe’s regions in time, space and spirit.

Furthermore, many premieres and previews of films of cinematographic importance from all over the world are shown. These film programmes have been arranged thematically and geographically, in which Wij Noorderlingen (Us Northerners), with films from Scandinavia, the Baltic States and the Benelux, keep coming back.

More details on the Nothern Film Festival can be found on http://noordelijkfilmfestival.nl/english/

Provincetown International Film Festival

The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) is dedicated to showcasing new achievements in independent film and honoring the work of acclaimed and emerging directors, producers and actors. PIFF is equally devoted to expanding the audience for independent film and to serving our Provincetown and Outer Cape community by filling the void for annual film programming and reflecting the community's rich diversity in our selected films and honorees. An integral part of PIFF's mission is to contribute to the economic and creative vitality of America's oldest art colony.

The Safest Place For Fruit Is In Carmen Miranda's Hat

Director: Kal Bonner.

 

The Frumans of Frumania live in a perfect but shallow world, accessed through an apple on a market stall. In amongst the rotten bunch is Appleby Cox's-Pippin. He is generally dismissed by his fellow Frumans for his inability to be the same as them, and for his love of all things creative. Soon Appleby feels the strain of being an outcast and life at home is no better.

            Eventually rejected by his hypocritical father, Appleby is forced to start a journey in search of 'being the same', eventually encountering the evil Agent Orange and learning a harsh lesson in what really lies close to the Fruman heart - greed.

 

Reviewing our first submissions

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We have received an interesting array of films in our first submissions from a short 11 second Stop Action Animation entered by a 13 yr old!, to a wonderful fun film about "100 Uses for a Handkerchief" produced by a husband and wife team. Our latest entry is about a giant pet hamster. We look forward to receiving more querky and sureal films. ...

Early Bird Submissions

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The Ryde International Film Festival Isle of Wight has started to receive its first early bird submissions. We look forward to a nice busy Festival in September. For more detailed entry information and the categories that you can entre films into visit Isle of Wight International Film Festival. We look forward to receiving your entries. ...

Ryde International Film Festival Isle of Wight

Based in Ryde, Isle of Wight, on the south coast of England. This is the first International Film Festival to be held on the Island. With its fantastic golden sands and town on the beach. We aim to become one of the UK’s and internationally sought after film festivals.

So, we are open to anyone out there, who has made a film, thought of making a film, or is in the process of making a film. To send your entries to us use the withoutabox link or post them to us directly.

Films can be up to five years old and with over 20 categories to choose from, there is no excuse for anyone to say they can’t have a go.

If it’s in your wardrobe or under your bed, dust it down and send it off to us and we will show it on one of our big screens on the beach, or at the traditional Commodore Theatre in the centre of town.

Looking forward to seeing you and your films on the beach in April 2011 – don’t forget your swimming costume only for the brave!!!!!

Mission Statement

The aim of the Ryde Isle of Wight International Film Festival is to encourage creativity in all aspects of film production, not dependant on financial and physical restrictions, gender, geographical location, age or ability. We acknowledge and encourage film making through diversity.

New Festival for the UK

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The directors are pleased to annouce the 1st  Ryde Isle of Wight International Film Festival which is running from 20th September - 25th September 2010. Based in Ryde, Isle of Wight, on the south coast of England. This is the first International Film Festival to be held on the Island. With its fantastic golden sands and town on the beach.We aim to become one of the UK’s and internationally sought after film festivals. So, we are open to anyone out there, who has made a film, th...
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