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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.

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 - is coming! (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 pick your seat today at: To be up-to-date with ITFF, please like / follow our Facebook page: ITFF is an international film e...

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

Next edition of the International Thai Film Festival 2019 will run 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 pick your seat today at: To be up-to-date with ITFF, please like / follow our Facebook page: ITFF is an international film eve...

Technology Meets Creativity – 11th Annual New Media Film Festival®

  11th Annual New Media Film Festival® This year’s New Media Film Festival® has been and gone, and organisers are now calling for submissions in next year’s blockbuster event! Call for Entries! June 3rd and 4th 2020 at The Landmark, 10850 W. Pico Blvd.  Los Angeles, California, USA; 2020 celebrates the 11th successful year of the New Media Film Festival®.  To be held on the 3rd and 4th of June 2020 at The Landmark in Los Angeles, the award-wini...


«BRIDGES» PELOPONNESSIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  was established in 2008 in the framework of celebrations of 150 years of the foundation of Corinth. It was held Under the Auspices of Ministry of Transport and Communications in Greece and was organized in cooperation with the Cultural Centre of Corinth.



In order to be able to accommodate the needs of the vast number of cinephiles and cinemagoers of Peloponnese, which has proved to be big and varied during past organizations, this year`s festival edition has created Special theme screenings as the «World Cinema – Bridges» section. As the BRIDGES Peloponnesian International Film festival concurs several times with the International Day of People with Disability, a part of our screenings is dedicated to films about human disabilities, under the symbolic title «We can do». Other special categories are «Films made by Women», «World Cinema» and «Nostimon Imar»(films made by filmmakers of Diaspora). Furthermore, the audience will have the unique opportunity to watch films by upcoming filmmakers premiering in the festival. Some of the most outstanding feature films created recently are going to compete for the festival`s Grand Prize «Golden Pegasus», which is going to be given to the film indicated by an internationally acclaimed Jury of cinema professionals.

Last Call for Entries in 14th Cyprus International Film Festival

Last Call for Film Entries in 14th Cyprus International Film Festival. Use the discount code  INVITECYIFF20 Good Luck! CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ...

2019 West Texas Film Festival is scheduled for November 21st - 23rd

The 2019 West Texas Film Festival is scheduled for November 21st through 23rd at the Rodgers Fine Arts Center on the Odessa College campus in Odessa, Texas. The following showcases are scheduled: Tales of Texas - November 21st Education Day - November 22nd Friday Night Lights screening - November 22nd @ 7 pm WorldView - November 23rd Awards Ceremony - November 23rd @ 6 pm The Education Day will include Brian David Cange, a Line Producer from New York City (Marjorie Prime, Mad Hot Ball...

Watch our 2019 festival trailer

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National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) 2019 Festival


But it’s not just for youth. NFFTY occurs each spring in Seattle, Washington and is the premier showcase of the best young directors 24 and younger from around the world. The films of NFFTY represent the voice of this generation, covering all topics and genres, from compelling and provocative, to hilarious and uplifting. NFFTY has the perfect film for a film fan of any age.

NFFTY is a program of The Talented Youth, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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A Hidden Life Press Conference with August Diehl and Valerie Pachner

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Get Tickets: WEB SERIES

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Nepal America International Film Festival in Maryland.

The Nepal America International Film Festival, an annual event organized by Nepal America Film Society based in Maryland, is accepting submissions of all genres; feature films, documentaries, animation, experimental, and short films from across the globe. The 3rd edition of the film festival will take place from June 28 to 30, 2019 in Maryland. SUBMIT The film Festival begins with the opening ceremony and Red Carpet event followed by the opening film. The festival will be attended by spec...

Nepal America International Film Festival, Maryland.

An annual event envisions with Bridging Diverse Culture through Cinema.

Nepal America International Film Festival (NAIFF) is an annual film event organized by Nepal America Film Society, Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization based in Maryland, that brings together film enthusiasts from Maryland and greater Washington region including filmmakers, volunteers, community leaders, film and community organizations, businesses and companies of both Nepali, American, and global origins.

Since 2017 the Film Festival has built a unique reputation as an emerging platform for filmmakers with Nepalese background along with other International, American, and global diasporas. The Film Festival is dreaming a huge platform in the greater Washington to engage with audience members, artists, and filmmakers for bridging cultural diversity.

The film festival will take place from 28-30 June 2019, in Maryland, Washington DC metro area, and showcases all genres of films including feature length, documentaries, animation, experimental and shorts. Films from Nepal, America, Asia, and Europe will be screened at the festival. We also partner with Global Peace Film Festival Florida for the Sidebar section. 

10th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival Tickets!

The 10th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival is happening May 5 - 12!   We have an INCREDIBLE line-up on Indie Films this year. From inspiring docs to experimental shorts to hilarious comedies! Truly something for every indie film lover!    Get tickets today! For updates on our amazing selections follow us on social! Facebook Twitter  Instagram ...

Central States IndieFanFilmFest

CSIFFF 2019 will be held May. 28 - 31, 2019 with 3 full days of LIVE SCREENINGS at the plush and smoke-free Jumer's Casino in Rock Island, IL. Their fantastic viewing rooms and discounted room rates make for a great intimate festival experience. Quad Cities International Airport is minutes away, or visit CHICAGO on the weekend - Chicago's O'Hare and Midway International Airports are within a few hours drive!

CSIFFF celebrates the diversity of Americans and all human beings, so in addition to our general call for submissions, we are issuing a call for films with innovative, progressive and balanced stories from and concerning women, the LGBTQ community, seniors, and those of Latin, African, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Native American descent.

CSIFFF's RED CARPET AWARDS CEREMONY on Friday is an evening long event and a night to remember - with a four-course meal, table wines, film clips, photo ops, and awards throughout. You won't want to miss it!

CSIFFF is an International Film Festival that also celebrates the creative talent and diversity of the American Central States. We are dedicated to REAL INDIE FILMMAKERS - not the big studio spinoffs calling themselves as such. Central States Indie FanFilmFest is held in Rock Island, Illinois, which along with Davenport, Bettendorf and Moline make up the Quad Cities along the Mighty Mississippi River in America's heartland.

Although FILMS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM AROUND THE WORLD, additional categories are open for submissions from the following Central States: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin.. 

We are very excited to meet you and to review your creative gem. We understand how precious each film is to its creators and will work with you and the growing Central States Film Community to cultivate your craft in the coming months and years. OUR PROMISE - to diligently endeavor to empower INDEPENDENT filmmakers and celebrate film CREATIVITY and DIVERSITY in the Central States and around the world!


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