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BlueCat Screenwriting Competition- accepting submissions for 2023!

BlueCat is now accepting submissions for our 2023 Competition! For 25 years, BlueCat has sought to discover and develop the storyteller. When you submit to BlueCat, you’re guaranteed a complete read of your script, as we provide a written analysis of your submission at no extra fee. Our Winners and Finalists often find valuable connections within the industry, which help them begin professional careers. In addition, our cash awards total $18,500! Please send your feature screenplay,...

Open for film submissions! International Thai Film Festival 2022 (ITFF2022)

Submit your film to the International Thai Film Festival 2022 via FilmFreeway: or via FestHome: International Thai Film Festival [International Film & Entertainment Industry Awards of Thailand] welcomes short film, animation, feature film and music video submissions from anywhere in the world, accepting productions in all styles and genres. ITFF Website: ITFF on Facebook: https://www.f...

International Thai Film Festival

International Thai Film Festival a.k.a. ITFF is a prestigious international film event that showcases the best films from around the world. The event of ITFF (held annually in the middle of September, every year, in Bangkok, Thailand) brings together film and entertainment industry professionals and film enthusiasts alike, celebrating and awarding the very best productions and artists (ITFF Film and Entertainment Industry Awards). The Festival provides a memorable and unique experience for all visitors, and all attendees can gain from it and grow personally and/or business wise. ITFF presents industry insiders, knowledge and a colorful experience for everyone. Please visit our website for further information at: For all the news, opportunities and to keep up-to-date with ITFF, please like and follow our Facebook page at


Tokyo CINEMASTERS Film Festival Call for Entries

Welcome to Tokyo CINEMASTERS International Film Festival. 
We are hosting our 1st Annual Festival in OCT 1st 2020 at Tokyo Cine Center.

Through discovering films and directing talent from across the globe, our film festival was founded with the mission of developing the next generation of cinema. 
Japan loves all cinema, regardless of country, language, or race. 
The culture of watching films with subtitles is well established here, with releases from a multitude of nations each year. 

However, the majority of those releases are limited to commercial movies. The reality is that there are a wealth of fantastic overseas directors and films lying dormant that we’re never exposed to. The lack of “international” film festivals in Japan has also been an issue.

Based in Tokyo, a place where new and diverse booms are born, this festival brings together films and people active on a global stage. 
A festival where you can see cinematic work that cross boundaries of race and language.

DMZ International Documentary Film Festival

DMZ International Documentary Film Festival (DMZ Docs) aims to promote ‘peace, life and communication,’ the values represented by the site of DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) in Korean Peninsula, through arts in documentary form. As one of the leading international documentary film festivals in Asia, DMZ Docs introduces a wide range of documentaries from Korea and abroad and provides a platform for the filmmakers and industry professionals to meet and find better opportunities.

The 13th DMZ Docs, which will take place from September 9th to 16th, 2021 in Goyang City and Paju City, Gyeonggi, South Korea, now calls for brave and beautiful new documentaries. Please see below for the details and regulations for the 13th DMZ Docs submission.

VIDEO: Rithy Panh at the world premiere of his documentary Irradiés (Irradiated)

(© Rithy Panh) By Lindsay R. Bellinger Cambodian Oscar-nominated filmmaker Rithy Panh presented his shocking documentary to the world at the Berlinale Palast with his filmmaking team by his side. His documentary Irradiés (Irradiated), which is a Cambodian/French co-production running in Competition at Berlinale, is not an easy watch and clearly it was too heavy and vivid for some of the audience members who left during the screening. For those of us who stayed, we were treated to...

12th TIDF Calling for Entries!

The 12th TIDF is now calling for entries! TIDF is looking for documentaries that are most creative, closely connected to social and human interests, and have unique points of view! Films completed after December 1, 2017 are eligible for our three main competitions and eleven awards. Over US$71,000 total cash-prize awaits. Submit your film before December 5, 2019. All forms and lengths are welcome. A Taiwan Premiere is required except for Taiwanese productions. Shortlist will be announced in ...


THE FIRST PRIZE SAVE THE DATE! 21, 22, 23 June: the first competitive (and entertaining!) appointment of The Village Doc Festival 2019. In Rugbiolandia (Cusago Sport Center, on the outskirts of Milan) there will be a full weekend of projections and meeting and – finally – awards for the movie in competition. Prize for the winner: €500,00!   To be part of the International Documentary Film Competition, please complete the entry form on or before May 31st and fo...


STIFF- Student International Film Festival is calling on all student and debutant filmmakers to submit their films for the 6th STIFF which will take place from 17th to 20sth October 2019 in Rijeka, Croatia.  As part of the program during five successful years so far, the festival screened over 300 most recent student fiction, documentary and animation films from around the world. The deadline for registration and delivery of materials is May 15th, 2019. Every year STIFF has a theme. We ...

STIFF - Student International Film Festival

STIFF (Oct 17th – Oct 20th 2018) is an international festival dedicated to student and debutant films. Its purpose is to connect the audiences with the best works of the student and debutant film from all over the world. Its goal is to strengthen the local film production by creating networking opportunities and showing the work of film art which inspires new ideas.

The Student International Film Festival – STIFF – is organised by Filmaktiv and Student Cultural Centre (SKC) in cooperation with Art-kino Rijeka. It is supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Society of Croatian Directors, City of Rijeka, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, University of Rijeka and the “Kultura nova” Foundation.

The festival will take place in its usual venue, Art-kino Croatia in Rijeka and the entrance to all the programmes is free!

As part of the program during five successful years so far, the festival screened over 300 most recent student fiction, documentary and animation films from around the world. The deadline for registration and delivery of materials is May 15th, 2019.




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Pierre Deladonchamps & Vincent Lacoste on Sorry Angel (Cannes 2018 Competition)

Pierre Deladonchamps is a French actor and filmmaker, known for Stranger by the lake, Golden Years & House of Time. In Sorry Angel (Plaire, Aimer et Courir Vite) by Christophe Honoré portrays a 90s Parisian gay writer who develops a relationship with a young student, Vincent Lacoste, who is also one of France's youngest talents, known for Amanda and The French Kissers.  Bodies are very important in Christophe’s films. How did you get comfortable with that?  &nb...

World Premiere: the cast and crew of Synonymes shine on the red carpet

(Jonathan Boudina, Tom Mercier, Dieter Kosslick, Navid Lapid, Quentin Domaire, Louise Chevillotte, Synonymes team, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)   By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   The cast and crew of Israeli filmmaker Navid Lapid's wonderfully splendid film Synonymes (Synonyms) were all smiles as they hit the red carpet for the world premiere of their film on February 13, 2019.      (Tom Mercier, Navid Lapid, Jonathan Boudina, Quentin D...

Marie Kreuzer: The Ground beneath my feet

Marie Kreuzer is an Austrian writer director and producer. Her latest film, The Ground beneath my feet (Den Boden unter den Fußen) is in official completion at the 69th Berlinale. It tells the story of Lola, a successful consultant who struggles between finding her identity, sexuality and freedom, while being divided between a comfortable lifestyle and her past and her schizophrenic sister.          What was your starting point for the script?    ...

Packed house for Fatih Akin: The Golden Glove press conference

(Jonas Dassler and Fatih Akin, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)   By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   Many journalists were grumbling as they chatted with one another about their first impressions of Turkish-German filmmaker Fatih Akin's Der Goldene Handschuh (The Golden Glove), which runs in competition this year at the Berlin International Film Festival. It seems that some felt that there was unnecessary gore and violence with a plot that was not that substantial. That makes me wo...

Press Conference - System Crasher's fantastic cast and crew

(Nora Fingscheidt and Helena Zengel, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)   By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   The amazing cast and crew of Systemsprenger (System Crasher), running in Competition at this year's Berlinale, were clearly overjoyed while attending the photo-call and press conference for their remarkable film directed by Nora Fingscheidt. One would never expect that this is her first narrative feature film. She's made a name for herself with directing documentary films....

Best Shorts Competition - EVER!

Best Short Film Competition - EVER!   Writers judge filmmakers and filmmakers judge writers. It’s that simple! We fund you to collaborate. We let the community decide.   Up to $10,000 for the short script. Up to $25,000 for the filmmaker to shoot it.   Writers can't judge writers.  Filmmakers can't judge filmmakers. Everyone receives a massive amount of feedback.   The filmmaker owns 100% of the film. owns 0%.   Visi...

FINE CUT Kicks Off 19th Annual Festival: Short Film Competition for Southern California Schools

Short Film Competition for Southern California Schools
FINE CUT Kicks Off 19th Annual Festival
 With Call for Entries; Deadline May 25, 2018
For Second Year in a Row, KCET Partners With The American Pavilion
To Offer Four Winning Filmmakers a Trip to the 2019 Cannes Film Festival
Burbank, Calif. – May 1, 2018 – KCET, the nation’s largest independent public television station,, announced today a call for filmmaking’s most original entries for the 19th Annual [ ]FINE CUT Festival of Films, a collection of short films from Southern California student filmmakers that range from cutting-edge animation to the best in documentary cinema. Interested filmmakers currently enrolled in Southern California film schools can submit their short films (25 minutes or under) up until May 25, 2018 for consideration at [ ] Four Honorees in the categories of Documentary, Animation, Narrative and Viewers Choice will have an opportunity to be a part of the most important event on the global film calendar, the 72nd annual Cannes International Film Festival, in May of 2019 thanks to a partnership with [ ]The American Pavilion, the epicenter of American hospitality and communication at the world’s largest film market. 
The winning Animation, Documentary, Narrative and Viewers Choice Award films will be selected as part of the Emerging Filmmakers Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019, hosted by The American Pavilion as well as a networking event. Each filmmaker will receive a cash prize up to $500 to use towards airfare and accommodations for five nights (dates TBD), through The American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Travel Accommodations.  
All short films selected as part of the [ ]FINE CUT Film Festival will be included in a series of half-hour broadcast episodes on [ ]KCET that will be aired this fall.  Additionally, three of the winning films from The 21st Annual American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase competition taking place May 8 through May 19 in Cannes, France will be featured in the FINE CUT broadcast series slated to air this fall on KCET in Southern California.
Top films will be evaluated by a carefully selected panel of judges which last year consisted of nine acclaimed industry experts that included KCET MUST SEE MOVIES host Pete Hammond, the International Documentary Association's Executive Director Simon Kilmurry, "Bloodline" actress Linda Cardellini, producer and former talent agent John Ptak, "Project Greenlight" Producer Effie T. Brown, IndieWire staff writer Steve Greene, Peruvian filmmaker Javier Fuentes-León and Academy Award® winning short filmmakers Corinne Marrinan and Chris Tashima.  2018 judges will be announced at a later date.
All films submitted as entries to the 19th Annual FINE CUT Film Festival are also eligible for the Viewers Choice Competition, where filmmakers will have a chance to have their peers vote online at during and up to one-week after the broadcast date. Winners will be notified on August 1, 2018 just prior to a scheduled September/October screening event.
The winning films in the Animation, Documentary and Narrative categories will have the chance to win The Jack Larson SPOTLIGHT Award, prize to be determined. 
The festival is a tribute to FINE CUT founder Jack Larson who was an American actor, librettist, screenwriter and producer who may be best known for his portrayal of photographer/reporter Jimmy Olsen in the 1952-1958 television series “Adventures of Superman.” In the late 1990’s Larson approached Southern California’s [ ]KCET with the idea of creating a student film series that would provide talented students with the much needed opportunity to have their short films selected for television broadcast.  Larson understood how difficult it was for young filmmakers to get broad exposure for their work because, typically, student work is only seen at special screenings and film festivals. Larson thought that public television was an excellent platform for providing critical visibility to emerging filmmakers. KCET shared Larson’s enthusiasm and together they created FINE CUT, which continues to be a flagship program for KCET today. 
RULES: Student filmmakers must be currently enrolled or have been enrolled in a Southern California School January 2016 to present.  Films completed prior to January 1, 2016, are not eligible for consideration for FINE CUT. Films that have been submitted for FINE CUT consideration in previous years are not eligible for submission for 2018 Fine Cut consideration. All short films selected by the expert judging panel will be part of one of the six half-hour broadcast episodes, and all accepted shorts are eligible for awards in the Competition. Short Films must have a total running time of 25 minutes or under, including credits. Shorts may not have been released on DVD, broadcast on television or the Internet to still remain eligible for our Shorts Competition. Read the full rules and regulations at [ ]
Additional sponsors for the coming season of FINE CUT include Quixote Studios and Keslow Camera.
Join the conversation on social media using #FineCut
Funding for Fine Cut is generously provided by The Bridges/Larson Foundation
*KCET is expected to merge with PBS SoCal, subject to regulatory approvals, by mid-2018. Until that time, both organizations will continue with their own general programming and operational strategies. *
On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the world. Throughout its 53-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family and children's programs, its outreach and community services and its website, KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit KCET is a part of the KCETLink Media Group. Select original programming from KCET is also available for streaming on Apple TV and Roku platforms.
The American Pavilion, celebrating its 28th year as the epicenter of American hospitality and communication at the Cannes International Film Festival, brings together both professional and emerging filmmakers along with industry executives from across the globe. A sought after destination for information, orientation, and recreation, it accommodates the needs of its members, guests and sponsors in a dynamic business environment. ~With its impressive array of amenities and services, AmPav provides an opportunity to relax in very comfortable surroundings.
The American Pavilion boasts the Roger Ebert Conference Series which offers insightful and provocative panel discussions and in-conversations with filmmakers, talent and top leaders; a restaurant and bar that provide fast service with a smile throughout the day and is open to all festival badge holders after 6:00pm most evenings; a coffee bar; complimentary WiFi and charging stations; a media terrace with a panoramic view of the Riviera; the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase; the Culinary Program featuring chefs from across the US and Canada; the Worldwide Student Program; and public and private rental for parties and receptions.

Freshflix Short Film Festival

Film submissions open until April 29 2018! Over $6K value in prizes including Rode Microphones, Final Draft editing software, camera hire, film mentorships and production music. Plus the chance to have your film screened in one of Sydney's most iconic venues in a room full of legends!

The new season of Freshflix Film Festival is set to be our biggest and best yet, with a high dose of live music, art, good food and great films. Committed to screening the best of Aussie and international talent, Freshflix appeals to everyone from diehard film buffs to your best mate who thinks shorts are things you wear. 

After seven stunning seasons, Freshflix is back for another year with a new slate of talent for the second Emerging Filmmakers’ Conference! Ask your burning questions, make new connections and settle in for a night of quality films delivered with sides of live music, art and great company! This year's event will be held on the top level of Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art, overlooking Circular Quay on the opening weekend of Vivid Sydney. 




CHICAGO, IL (October, November  2017)  The creative team behind, an online network where independent filmmakers can showcase their work, is proud to announce they will be accepting submissions for their new online film festival competition, the Various Artists Independent Film Festival, {VAiFF}. This unique festival was created to provide artists the opportunity to showcase their creativity and engage in healthy competition w...

LABOUR FILM FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL CONTEST 2017 - Categories, Rules, Themes and Awards

Our Labour Film Festivals celebrate national and international cinema with the twin objective of recognising and supporting new filmmakers and improving knowledge, accessibility and understanding of social and labour issues amongst a wide and diverse audience. The Festival seeks to encourage creativity and support the dissemination of audiovisual works that contain stories about work and workers, giving priority to their point of view of the world and social issues affecting their daily w...

Flickerfest 27th International Short Film Festival

FLiCKERFEST 27th International Short Film Festival 12-21 January 2018, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia Flickerfest is an Academy® Accredited and BAFTA-recognised festival. FLiCKERFEST, Australia’s premier international short film festival, will be held at the Bondi Pavilion on Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach in January 2018. The Festival in 2018 will celebrate 27 years of screening the best short films from Australia and around the world in competitions and special showc...

Call for entries: Film Daily - Screenwriting Competition

Film Daily is looking for the voices of the new generation. Each month, we launch a new opportunity in a genre for talented screenwriters to win, and are delighted to announce our first competition.
Your work will be judged by a panel of over 20 industry professionals. Each screenplay entered gains valuable script coverage.
The winners also receive:
• Professional screenwriting software from our sponsors
• 1 hour facetime with industry professionals to help kickstart your career
• An invitation to a special awards event within their region
Our screenwriting prize is awarded for comedy, horror, sci-fi, and drama scripts, shorts, and pilots. We wanted to spread the love and made a special 50%-off discount code for your community. Just enter FriendsFD at checkout. 
Closing date: July 31st – late entry waiver available; email us.
Enter the contest here
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NYTVF Independent Pilot Competition: One Week Left to Submit! Looking to submit your produced TV pilot or series? Submit to the Independent Pilot Competition (IPC), the NYTVF’s flagship, annual initiative, accepting independently-produced, original television pilots and series, short films, and short-form web series from around the globe. 2017 Industry Participants include HBO, Bento Box Entertainment, IFC, Comedy Central, truTV, Jax Media, The CW, Seeso, and WEtv. More to be announced! ...

10th Northern Wave International Short Film Festival

The Northern Wave International Film Festival will be celebrated from the 27tht to the 29th of October 2017 Rif in Iceland at the Freezer hostel and theatre. The philosophy of the festival, upon which its name is based, is Nouvelle Vague, or New Wave. Like Nouvelle Vague, Northern Wave attempts to revive the recognition of film making as an art form and the director as artist/author. An important goal of the festival is to develop relationships between experienced filmmakers and emerging filmmakers in Iceland and other countries. We are a  visionary festival that celebrates artistic and ground braking films by filmmakers who dare to take risks.

The festival consists of a short film (all genres) section and, for the first time ever in an Icelandic film festival, a music video section.  Bands will be encouraged to attend the festival and support their videos with a concert during the weekend. In this way, the musicians can make contacts with filmmakers and vice versa.

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 events during the weekend.