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Beneath the Earth Film Festival

New York's Beneath the Earth Film Festival is a year-long search for independent films that serves as a catalyst for outstanding projects to reach a global audience. Four seasonal competitions are held throughout the year during which work of high production quality, clever writing and strong performances are offered the chance to be reviewed by authorities in the film world. The winners of each season then go on to compete for the culminating grand prize. All winners will receive recognition and exposure as well as a monetary prize.

"My Pandemic Year" is Brym's new documentary film

Featuring characters from all around the world and all different aged groups, Ester Brym's new film "My Pandemic Year' promises intimate look into people's lives during the Covid-19 Pandemic lockdown.  The various testiomonies bring us closer to what connected all of us during the long months of social distancing worldwide. Divided into four seasons, each character dives deeper into their struggles, fears but also things they gained and learnt to love thanks to the eff...

12 days left to submit!

  Only 12 days left to submit your film to Mirror Mountain Film Festival! Use the discount code ENTERTHEMIRRORMOUNTAIN on FilmFreeway and save 25% on submission fees. We want to see your independent drama, comedy, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, documentary, animation, experimental, music videos, dance films and more! Submissions for our 2021 edition close June 7th. More info: ...

27th Caminhos

CALL FOR MOVIES Registrations are now open for the 27th Edition of the Caminhos do Cinema Português Festival. Between the 1st of January and the 15th of September, the works for the Caminhos Selection, Essays Selection and Other Looks may be submitted via FilmFreeway. Until May 31, all national film registrations will be free. The Caminhos do Cinema Português Festival has been, since 1988, one of the main references in the Portuguese cinematographic panorama. Presenting itse...

International Thai Film Festival 2021 (September 17 – 19, 2021) is open for entries

International Thai Film Festival is open for film submissions! Submit your film via FilmFreeway: Submit your film via FestHome: INTERNATIONAL THAI FILM FESTIVAL 2021 (ITFF Film & Entertainment Industry Awards) welcomes short film, animation, feature film and music video submissions from anywhere in the world, accepting productions in all styles and genres. Website:

Horsham Film Festival 2021 - Call for Entries!

After a fantastic debut in 2019 and an equally fantastic follow up in 2020, we’re looking forward to seeing your films and celebrating them in 2021! The Horsham Film Festival celebrates not only local, West Sussex based talent but also looks further afield to celebrate films from all over the UK. We want to see films from everyone – whether you are a filmmaker who has already won awards at other film festivals or a first-time filmmaker looking to start developing your skills. Th...

Ramsgate 2020 Festival ready for the online experience with free screenings of a spectacular line-up

The best in independent cinema to audiences’ homes as movie theatres remain closed or struggle to draw crowds in most parts of the world  THE 2020 LINE UP HAS BEEN REVEALED The tragedies of the Coronavirus pandemic have led to public events being cancelled or postponed worldwide. And it is vital to abide by the recommendations from governments and the scientific community. So stay at home if your country still demands it and respect social distancing if lockdown mea...

Tokyo CINEMASTERS Film Festival Calls 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 natio...

ÉCU 2021 is now open for submissions!

Submissions for the 16th edition of ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival, are now open! The festival will take place on the 9th, 10th, and 11th April 2021. Every year we screen thought-provoking, unique, and exciting independent films, and your film could be part of our 2021 programme. ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is dedicated to the discovery and advancement of the very best independent filmmakers from around the world. The festival pro...

Lichter Filmfest Frankfurt International


LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International

27.04. - 02.05. 2021 in Frankfurt, Germany


Interesting mix of films connected to the Frankfurt region, as well as international films and video art.

The festival reaches out to the city of Frankfurt and the region with several exhibitions, installations and performances.

This year´s theme: Change

Sections: Feature-length Competition (Fiction, Documentaries), Short Film Competition, International Video Art Competition, Out of Competition, International Films, Retrospective, Special Screenings.

Year of Foundation: 2008

Event Date from 27 April 2021 till 02 May 2021 in Frankfurt, Germany

Film Festival organised by LICHTER - Filmkultur e.V.

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Don't Miss Death of Nintendo in Gen-KPlus at Berlinale!

(Noel Comia Jr., Kim Chloie Oquendo, screenwriter/producer Valerie Martinez, © Lindsay Bellinger)   by Lindsay R. Bellinger     Filipino director Raya Martin, who participated in Berlinale Talents and screened his film La última película at Berlinale in 2014's Forum Expanded, has also taken part in Cannes Cinéfondation and screened at Cannes' Un Certain Regard in 2009. For the 70th Berlin International Film Festival Martin and screenwriter/...

Peter Lilienthal Presents DAVID, the Berlinale 1979 winner, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

(Joachim von Vietinghoff, Gisela Kayser, and Peter Lilienthal, © Lindsay Bellinger)   by LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   On the evening of the 27th of January, Peter Lilenthal presented his 1979 Berlinale Golden Bear winning film David to a full house at Willy Brandt Haus in Berlin. The line stretched around the corner, comprised mostly of an older audience, in order to secure a spot to watch Lilenthal's extraordinary film that explores the origin of prejudice and ...

NYC's 9th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival - Feb 20-29 2020

The 9th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival runs February 20-29 2020, including awesome film screenings, cool discussion panels, career-building professional development workshops and super-fun parties at venues throughout NYC. The event concludes on February 29th with a glittering awards ceremony and hot red carpet gala at NYC’s premier nightclub. Check out our jam-packed lineup of 79 outstanding films from 27 countries in all genres, including shorts and fea...

NYC's 9th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival - Feb 20-29 2020

The 9th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival runs February 20-29 2020, including awesome film screenings, cool discussion panels, career-building professional development workshops and super-fun parties at venues throughout NYC. The event concludes on February 29th with a glittering awards ceremony and hot red carpet gala at NYC’s premier nightclub. Check out our jam-packed lineup of 79 outstanding films from 27 countries in all genres, including shorts and fea...

NYC's 9th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival - Feb 20-29 2020

The 9th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival runs February 20-29 2020, including awesome film screenings, cool discussion panels, career-building professional development workshops and super-fun parties at venues throughout NYC. The event concludes on February 29th with a glittering awards ceremony and hot red carpet gala at NYC’s premier nightclub. Check out our jam-packed lineup of 79 outstanding films from 27 countries in all genres, including shorts and fea...

NYC's 9th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival - Feb 20-29 2020

The 9th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival runs February 20-29 2020, including awesome film screenings, cool discussion panels, career-building professional development workshops and super-fun parties at venues throughout NYC. The event concludes on February 29th with a glittering awards ceremony and hot red carpet gala at NYC’s premier nightclub. Check out our jam-packed lineup of 79 outstanding films from 27 countries in all genres, including shorts and fea...

APOX film festival

  Relive Association   Zadbone 16   51551 Veli Losinj     APOX Film Festival Press Release     The cultural event APOX Film Festival, which is being held for the first time on the island of Lošinj, wishes to thank everyone who will participate in such a great event in this area. The goal is to bring culture and media together, connect young people and film enthusiasts to participate in this project. The...

APOX movie festival submission

We invite you to submit your movie throught one of our submission sites you can see on our webpage     You can folow all choosen movies to our festival on and our social network's ...

APOX movie festival

  The APOX Film Festival wants to become a film festival, which, unlike others, will be separated by the way of presentation of films, a different program, and orientation on the promotion of the culture of the island of Losinj and everything else that the island offers. Attract as many external directors as you like, and become a synonym of quality documentaries in this area. The concept itself is to promote the museum gallery spaces of the island of Lošinj and therefore contribu...

Film Career of Korea

The 14th London Korean Film Festival opens tonight as a celebration marking the centenary of film-making in Korea in the aptly-chosen historic Regent Street Cinema, wthere the freres Lumiere first screened films in Great Britain.  Although the popular annual event has a varied selection of UK and international premieres, with thematic sections focussing on documentary, animation and video, the choice for the Opening Gala for the first time has fallen on a modern classic The Seashore&nb...

Cinema Kids, International Film Festival


The International Children's Film Festival “Cinema kids” is held with the aim of developing creative initiatives and abilities of the younger generation, expanding citywide, intercity and international exchange of experience in the field of children's film and video creation. The film festival is designed to develop, inspire and support young filmmakers, to develop an aesthetic taste among a wide range of viewers.




The main tasks of the Film Festival are:

- the formation of a children's cultural community based on core interests;

- preservation of the domestic and world cultural traditions;

- creation of a platform for communication and exchange of experience between film authors, teachers;

- acquaintance with the work of professionals from the field of cinema to enhance the professional level of participants;

- identification of talented beginner filmmakers.






The audience of the Film Festival is adults and children: everyone who is interested in modern children's cinema, and those who make films for children and with the participation of children:

- film schools, video studios, creative associations (commercial and non-commercial),

- educational institutions and adolescent clubs,

- teachers, heads of film schools, associations and studios;

- individual enthusiasts in the field of cinema and video creation.

- viewers and everyone who is not indifferent to the cinema.




The film festival is supported by the Culture Committee of St. Petersburg, the St. Petersburg State Institute of Cinema and Television, the International Film School "Cinema", Planetarium No. 1, Adventure Park for the Whole Family "Naughty Squirrels" and others. The partners of the Film Festival may include legal entities and individuals who support this Regulations and are actively involved in the development of children's filmmaking.



The film festival is held on April 19, 2020 in St. Petersburg at SPbGIKiT (Saint Petersburg State Institute of Cinema and Television).

Applications are accepted until March 1, 2020. Awarding of the winners of the Film Festival will take place on April 19, 2020.


Participation in the Competition program and events of the Film Festival are free.

Participation in the Film Festival provides for compliance with all points of these Regulations.

Age of the Film Festival participants: up to 18 years.

To participate in the competition, it is necessary to send the completed application and a link to the file hosting service where the film is posted until March 1, 2020.

One application must be filled out for each creative work in the form specified in Appendix 1.

Each participant of the Film Festival (or creative group) has the right to submit no more than 3 creative works to the competition.

Applications are accepted by e-mail:

If the application has been received by a film festival employee, a message will be sent to the participant: “Your application has been accepted” (or “not accepted” if it does not comply with the Regulations of the film festival).

If the participant has not received a response letter from the organizers of the festival, please call back in three days after sending your letter +7 (812) 907 2884.



Films lasting up to 30 minutes are accepted for participation in the Film Festival.

Works should be presented in the highest possible quality. The minimumal resolution for films shot at the amateur level is 640x480 pixels. Materials that are defective in image or sound are not allowed to the competition.

Video files are accepted in .mov .avi .mp4 formats using the h.264 / mpeg4 codec (in case of using a different format / codec, specify the possibility of participation additionally). You should place the file on any of the file-sharing resources, indicate the link to it in the application and make sure that the link will be active all the time of the film festival.


Creative work should have captions: the name of the work, the name of the team (association, studio), name and surname of the author (s), the year the movie was made (not earlier than 2019).

The film must be created with the participation of children (under 18 years old).

Films are accepted in any language. Works created in a foreign language must have synchronous translation in Russian or subtitles.
The films that have already participated in the festival can not be accepted for the second time.

Applications for participation in the film festival and a link to the file should be sent to the email address

Submitted works must comply with the legislation of the Russian Federation and not contain scenes and plots that offend the feelings of believers (of various faiths and religions); scenes of cruelty and violence; erotic and / or pornographic scenes; plots and shots promoting alcohol, smoking, drugs and weapons.

The organizers of the Film Festival have the right to withdraw creative work from the competition if it does not consist with moral values.


Prizes are awarded to films of the Competition Program in the following categories:

Grand Prix of the film festival

Best feature film

Best animated film

Best documentary film

Best science fiction film

Best music video

Best commercial / social video

Best Director

Best acting (girls)

Best acting (Boys)

Best screenplay

Best camera work

Best editing and computer graphics

Best TV report

Best video shot on a smartphone

Best debut (for children who have performed creative work without adult support)

For an active civil position!


Winners are awarded with diplomas and prizes. All participants are awarded with certificates.

It is possible to have additional prizes and diplomas from sponsors and partners of the festival, as well as from other organizations.



As part of the Film Festival there will be:

Grand opening of the event.

Premiere of the competitive section films.

Festive presentation of film awards and honoring laureates.

Independent jury: famous directors and actors.

Master classes, creative meetings and seminars from the masters of the film industry.

Defile on the red carpet.

Photosession and video interview near a company press-wall.

Paparazzi, journalists from newspapers, online publications, TV.

Concert program, performance of artists.

Gifts from sponsors.

Contests, surprises, contests and events for guests:

- Participation in film casting.

- Cinema makeup.

- Cinema illusions

- Acting


The jury of the Film Festival is formed by the organizers of the Film Festival. The jury of the Film Festival includes: movie and television figures, producers and directors. A professional jury evaluates the submitted work by meeting and voting. Winners are determined by the largest number of votes of the jury. The chairman of the jury has 2 (two) votes.


All decisions of the jury are recorded in the protocol and it is not a subject to revision.


All members of the jury undertake to refrain from publicly commenting works until the results are announced at the closing ceremony of the Film Festival.

Criteria for evaluating the work of participants in the Film Festival:

- compliance with the goals and objectives of the Film Festival;

- general art value;

- editing and directing;

- art of shooting

- sound engineering;

- design work (titles, graphics);

- emotional impact on the viewer.

The jury determines the winner of the Grand Prix of the Film Festival and the winners in each nomination. All participants who did not win prizes receive participant certificates.

The Film Festival jury has the right to introduce special prizes and special nominations, and also has the right not to award the Grand Prix or the title of Laureate in separate nominations.

The award ceremony will take place on the final day of the Film Festival, April 19, 2020.

All works will be posted on the Film Festival channel at, where viewers can vote for their favorite work. Based on the results of the audience voting, the winner will be awarded with the audience sympathy prize.


Sending their work to the Film Festival, the authors automatically agree to the terms of participation in it and agree to the informational and promotional use of the submitted works and also give consent to the processing of personal data.

Authors of the work pass non-exclusive copyrights to the Organizing Committee of the festival, implying the non-commercial use of materials (playback and demonstration as a part of the festival). A public demonstration of the works submitted to the competition is carried out with the obligatory mention of the name of the author.

The authors guarantee that they created their works personally and are the only owners of intellectual property rights. The authors confirm that they do not violate copyrights, and the exclusive right to these audiovisual works is not transferred to third parties. The authors confirm that they have permissions to shoot parents or legal representatives who participated in the filming.

The organizers of the Film Festival have the exclusive right to audio and video recording on film festival events.


The costs assosiated with organizational help to the participants takes host. The costs assosiated with travel, accomodation, visa, medical insurance and meals takes the sending party.


Film Festival Organizing Committee:

Phone: +7(812) 907 2884,




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2019 West Texas Film Festival poster

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International Thai FIlm Festival 2019 (14-15.Sept.2019)

International Thai Film Festival 2019 is coming! (14-15.09.2019) ITFF2019 will be hold on the 14th-15th of Septermber 2019 at the amazing Ultra Arena of SHOW DC Bangkok, Thailand. For more info, visit: Get Your Ticket to secure your entry and to pick your seat today at: To be up-to-date with ITFF, please like / follow our Facebook


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