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New Festival Selections for Supernatural Historical Cambodia Wartime Drama, FREEDOM DEAL: The Story of Lucky & More

Camerado's striking supernatural historical wartime drama, FREEDOM DEAL: The Story of Lucky - set in Cambodia in 1970 during the US-Vietnam conflict's 'Cambodia Incursion', enjoys a new official selection at the 2013 International Historical and Military Film Festival in Warsaw, coming this September.   FREEDOM DEAL: The Story of Lucky, written and directed by J "Jack RO" Rosette / www.freedomdealmovie.com RT 25:00 Genre - Dramatic Fiction; Niches - Supernatural; ...

North Hollywood CineFest CALL FOR ENTRIES!

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Submit today to the hottest new festival in Los Angeles!  Making its debut next April in a state of the art digital theater in the heart of the NoHo Arts District, the North Hollywood CineFest will boast a great run of independent films as well as provide an entertaining atmosphere and a fantastic networking opportunity with people in the biz.  Numerous notable film professionals will be present in this 4-day event.  The festival will prioritize great stories first and foremost. &...

Submit to the North Hollywood CineFest today!

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Submit today to the hottest new festival in Los Angeles!  Making its debut next April in a state of the art digital theater in the heart of the NoHo Arts District, the North Hollywood CineFest will boast a great run of independent films as well as provide an entertaining atmosphere and a fantastic networking opportunity with people in the biz.  Numerous notable film professionals will be present in this 4-day event.  The festival will prioritize great stories first and foremost. &...

North Hollywood CineFest

The North Hollywood CineFest will take place from April 10-13 of 2014 and will last 4 exciting days of independent film showcasing at the beautiful Laemmle NoHo 7 digital theaters located in the heart of the NoHo Arts District in North Hollywood, CA.

Philip K Dick Festival in Lille will open with Radio Free Albemuth October 25

The Philip K Dick festival will launch with the highly anticipated screening of Radio Free Albemuth (2010) on Friday, October 25. Written and directed by John Alan Simon the film adaptation of Dick’s final novel stars Jonathan Scarfe (“Perception”), Shea Whigham (“Boardwalk Empire”), Katheryn Winnick (“Bones”) and Grammy Award-winning singer Alanis Morissette. A Q&A session with Simon is also scheduled to follow.   Saturday, October 26 take...

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...

Krakow Premiere of my Spanish "Dracula" Project at the Off Plus Camera Festival, follow me on the fest circuit

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Just returned from a stellar performance Saturday night April 15th accompanying the legendary 1931 Spanish "Dracula" with my original live solo guitar soundtrack at the Off Plus Camera International Festival of Independent Films in lovely Krakow Poland. The setting for this, the Polish premiere of my project, was the fabulous Lizard King club right off the Old Town Square.   Close to 11pm I took the stage with 2 guitars and a battery of fx pedals and played a continuous score...

Colortape International Film Festival

Is a world wide international film competition and the only festival in the world running simultaneously in many countries at the same time and under the same name. Film festival organizers are aiming to bridge cultural differences between many countries and people from different backgrounds and heritage. The festival is also aiming to make a cultural impact to people who understand & know little or near nothing about other people's culture hoping to break cultural barriers.

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ALIEN INHABITANT, feature film Who can you trust when you cant trust your self?   An edgy thriller that blurs the line between the psychological and the supernatural.   This new Sci-Fi Thriller horror has been winning many awards encounting at in the film festival circuit during 2011.   www.alieninhabitantmovie.com ...

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Director: James Howarth.

Mark is running from a past plagued by disturbing schizophrenic episodes… three women who each hold a different key to his freedom from torment… and a dark and mysterious being who threatens his entire reality, and worst yet – all the people in it. Mark mistakenly imagines that his release from a mental hospital represents a fresh start. He soon discovers, instead, that his struggles with schizophrenia are about to get much, much worse. As his mind spirals out of control, Mark suspects his sexy roommate and his best friend of conspiring to have him re-committed, and begins to insist that his condition is a result of an implant that puts him in communication with a sinister extraterrestrial race. The one person who can save him from losing the battle against his mental illness is Abby – a beautiful psychologist with a few demons of her own. But when Mark’s mysterious tormentor offers him a murderous solution to all his problems, can Abby stop him from succumbing to what may only be a terrifying figment of his imagination… before it’s too late?

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.

Trieste Science+Fiction Festival

Trieste Science+Fiction Festival is a multidisciplinary event devoted to the realms of the fantastic, the experimental languages and the new technologies in cinema, television and visual arts. It was created in 2000, with the ambitious purpose of re-launching the International Science Fiction Film Festival (1963-1982).

In 1963 a group of “young visual poetry artists” - as they were called by Italian poet Giuseppe Ungaretti in a goodwill cable still in the archives of La Cappella Underground – founded the Festival Internazionale del Film di Fantascienza(International Science Fiction Film Festival), a revolutionary event that brought a whole bunch of renown international stars to the city of Trieste. In those years, the festival saw the participation of Arthur C. Clarke, Roger Corman - whose X: The Man with the X-ray Eyes was awarded the Astronave d'argento (Silver Spacecraft) in 1963 -, Riccardo Freda, Forrest J. Ackerman, Umberto Eco (one of the 1963 Jury members) and Brian Aldiss, among others. In the following years, the event would turn the city of Trieste into a unique stage for genre films, until 1982, when it abruptly came to an end.

In the year 2000, La Cappella Underground decided to pick up the tradition of the festival, presenting to the audience independent film productions, premières and rarities in a new event called Science plus Fiction.

In 2002, in cooperation with Arnoldo Mondadori, editor of the sci-fi and fantasy magazine “Urania”, the Urania d'Argento (Silver Urania) Career Achievement Award was created. The first Silver Urania Award went to Italian director Pupi Avati. Over the year, the Award has been bestowed to: Dario Argento (2003), Jimmy Sangster (2004), Lamberto Bava (2005), Enki Bilal and Terry Gilliam (2006), Joe Dante (2007), Ray Harryhausen (2008, via videoconference from London), Roger Corman and Christopher Lee (2009), George A. Romero (2011), Alfredo Castelli (2012), Gabriele Salvatores (2013), Alejandro Jodorowsky (2014), Bruce Sterling (2015), Rutger Hauer (2016). In 2004 the Festival picked up a new challenge by restoring the forgotten icon of the event that inspired it: the Asteroide Award, historical prize of the Festival internazionale del film di fantascienza di Trieste.  In those years the award to the best film in competition was called Asteroide d’Oro (Golden Asteroid) and it was designed and crafted every year by a different artist (e.g., Nino Perizi and Marcello Mascherini), whose fame and talent was as exceptional as that of the sci-fi films and celebrities taking part in the Festival.

In 2005 Science plus Fiction became part of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation (www.melies.org), a network including all the main events in the field and aiming at the promotion of the European genre production on a big scale. Becoming part of the Federation has confirmed this Friuli Venezia Giulia region event has reached true international status after only five years of activity.

During all these years the Festival, which in 2007 updated its name to Science+Fiction (now Trieste Science+Fiction Festival), has never missed out in strength and innovation, planning an ever increasing range of events and reaching wider audience participation. Indeed, the program of every edition not only includes film screenings, but also a number of very popular side events: round tables and public meetings, scientific conferences, concerts and stage performances, art exhibitions and literary events.In 2009 Trieste Science+Fiction Festival festival launched the Méliès competition for feature films in addition to the competition of the same name reserved to short films.

The film schedule has always included a wide range of proposals bound to attract both fans and newcomers to the science fiction, horror and fantasy genres. Over the years new sections have been added and today, besides the official section “Neon” that includes the latest releases and film premières in and out of competition, the Festival presents short films in and out of competition (“European Fantastic Shorts” and “Fantastic Shorts” sections), and “Spazio Italia”, a showcase of science fiction and fantasy Italian productions. Among the many retrospectives organized by the Festival: Brit Invaders! (2003-2005), on British science fiction from the 1960s to the present day; Marx Attacks! (2007, 2009), a showcase of Russian and Eastern European productions; FantaEspaña (2002), a focus on Spanish science fiction films, curated by Carlos Aguilar; Voyage Fantastique (2006-2008), a journey into French science fiction, in collaboration with the Institut français in Milan and the Embassy of France in Italy; Fant'America (2009) a tribute to Edgar Allan Poe, two hundred years from his birth.

Today, Trieste Science+Fiction Festival is a well-known international showcase, greatly appealing for young viewers while also attracting a more adult audience, reaching a grand total of more than 20.000 spectators per year. A number of guests among the legion the S+F Festival has been able to bring to Trieste during these years deserve to be remembered: Brian Aldiss, Dario Argento, Pupi Avati, Lamberto Bava, Enki Bilal, Marc Caro, Roger Corman, Joe Dante, Jean-Pierre Dionnet, Valerio Evangelisti, Lone Flaming, Jean “Moebius” Giraud, Curtis Harrington, Neil Gaiman, Terry Gilliam, Harry Harrison, Ray Harryhausen, Rutger Hauer, Christiane Kubrick,, John Landis, Joe R. Lansdale, John Phillip Law, Christopher Lee, Antonio Margheriti, Dave McKean, Eugenio Martín, Paul Naschy, Carlo Rambaldi, George Romero, Jimmy Sangster, Isabella Santacroce, Gabriele Salvatores, Bruce Sterling, Jack Taylor, Ian Watson, Brian Yuzna.

 

HOLLYSHORTS ANNOUNCES 2011 WINNERS

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On the heels of the most successful HollyShorts Film Festival to date with standing room screenings and first ever indie film summit, HollyShorts Announces dates for 2012 Fest:  The festivities will take place-August 9-16, 2012.   HollyShorts starts accepting submissions for 2012 starting December 1, 2011.   Withoutabox Login For HollyShorts   The 7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival wrapped with a standing room only awards ceremony at the Geisha House in Holl...

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'PLEASURE' An English Scary super natural Horror Movie by Babu Kishan     An anguished college girl Christina, deals with the recent loss of her mother whilst being slowly possessed by her craving spirit, causing Christina to give into her most carnal desires.   The recent death of her mother has put Christina into a bad state, even the consolation of her best friend Alli

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Atlanta HorrorQuest Film Festival

HorrorQuest is a Independent Film Festival with no entry fee. It is our goal to create an annual event where everyone can have a creative outlet for their artistic expression.

HorrorQuest will be held at Cinefest Film Theatre October, 24-26 2014 in Atlanta Georgia . All screenings and events are FREE and open to the public.

HorrorQuest accepts all kinds of submission, not just "Horror". We are a Horror/Genre festival and you may submit any of the following types of films.

Horror
Fantesy 
Sci-Fi
Triller
Dark Comdey
Dark Drama
or Animation of any kind.

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The A.D.D. Short Film Festival

The A.D.D. Short Film Festival will be taking place in Cleveland on Saturday May 7th at a rock 'n' roll bar called Now That's Class (located at Detroit Avenue & W.114th). It's a little DIY film fest celebrating microcinema that will feature low-budget / no-budget, amateur, underground, & student works. The ADD Fest is now accepting submissions! There is no entry fee and you can submit as many films as you want. All submissions should be under thirty minutes in length and should be sent on DVD to: 761 E. 254th Street; Euclid, OH 44132 along with contact information and a brief description of the film (100 words or less). The submission deadline is Friday April 1st. For more information you can send an e-mail to westsalemcongress@hotmail.com or call (216) 731-3577. Please spread the word to any filmmakers you know!


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Another Hole in the Head: Two Weeks of Horror, Sci Fi and Grindhouse

Coming up soon, The  Another Hole in the Head seeks horror, sci fi, grindhouse and midnight features and shorts. Entry deadline May 14.  Past fest archives and entry info at www.sfindie.com.

Arizona Underground Film Festival

Arizona Underground Film Festival is Arizona’s only premier underground cult film festival! Being a non-profit film festival, we make it our sole mission to showcase the work of filmmakers with defiantly independent visions. We are on a quest to represent every genre of independent film from across the world celebrating the artist, and their work. Now in our third year we are taking Arizona by storm with screenings in both Tucson and Phoenix during the week of Sept 18th to 25th. This 8 day festival will cover categories from Narrative, Horror, Documentaries, Experimental, Animation, and we are proud to be the only festival to offer an Exploitation category. Join us in the underground!

www.azundergroundfilmfest.com

We are asking for Features and Shorts in the categories of:
Narrative
Horror
Documentary
Experimental
Animation
& Exploitation(we are one of the only festivals in the world that offer a Exploitation category)

Festival Deadlines & Submission Fees:

EarlyBird Deadline: April 14th
Features $25
Shorts $20

Regular Deadline: June 18th
Features $30
Shorts $25

Late Deadline: July 22nd
Features $35
Shorts $30

WAB Extended Deadline: Aug 17th
Features $45
Shorts $40 

All filmmakers will be notified of our selection decision by September 3rd 2010.

www.azundergroundfilmfest.com


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1st Oklahoma Horror Film Fest

The call for entries is open for the 1st Oklahoma Horror Film Festival which will be held at Tulsa's SpiritBank Event Center located in the Regal Plaza off Memorial between 101st and 111th. Free parking and covered parking will be available. Within walking distance is a nice Hampton Inn and a myriad of restaurants and stores.

 


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DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

DC Shorts champions short filmmaking.

Through a series of regularly scheduled educational programs, screening opportunities, sharing resources via online tools, partnering with film, arts and business organizations, and our annual DC Shorts Film Festival, DC Shorts provides opportunities for filmmakers of every skill level to explore and learn their craft — while entertaining and expanding the horizons of audience members.

Founded in 2003, the DC Shorts Film Festival was created by DC-based filmmaker, Jon Gann, in response to the dozens of festivals he attended the previous year with his award-winning film, Cyberslut. Frustrated that many festivals were focused on money and sponsors and not films and filmmakers, he decided to start his own event, focusing on the form he loves — shorts.

In 2006, the DC Film Alliance, a non-profit arts organization, was created to present the DC Shorts Film Festival, and offer other programs and resources for Washington, D.C.-based filmmakers. The Alliance helped to bridge the gap between other area film organizations, foster a community for regional film festival directors, and sponsored monthly Salons to educate filmmakers of all levels.


 

SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival

SCI-FI-LONDON is the UK’s leading genre event and an internationally recognised launch pad for genre movies. At each festival we have at least a dozen UK premieres and in the last few years we had the first public screening (ahead of the USA!) of 28 WEEKS LATER and the world premiere of Bruce (Iron Maiden) Dickinson’s CHEMICAL WEDDING.

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Grosmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival


International horror/sci-fi/weird/cult film festival was launched in 2005 on 100th anniversary of Slovenian cinematography in Ljutomer. This picturesque town in the middle of wine-growing region of Prlekija is where the first Slovenian motion pictures were made by the hand of Dr. Karol Grossmann. Festival featured a selection of unconventional movies and brought to Ljutomer most of their authors, which was something quite uncommon for Slovenian conditions. This tradition was carried on successfully with an indispensable addition of wine, the pride and joy of Prlekija region, opening completely new horizons of gastronomical pleasures to all our guests and visitors. Since November 2010, Grossmann festival is an Adherent member of the Méliès International Festivals Federation, the largest network of genre film festivals in the world, with members in 16 countries and with a joint audience of around 600 000 people.

Filmmakers can apply in following categories: Vicious Cat (feature films), Slak's Vicious Cat (short films - featuring the competition for the MIFF award Melies d'Argent) and Noisy Cat (music documentaries), as well as for our film workshop called The Litle Workshop of Horrors. Our other sections include retrospectives, Torture Garden, presentations of other festivals and a lot more! Film program is accompanied by various wine tasting events and exhibitions, live concerts, book presentations and much more.

 

MOTELX - Lisbon International Horror Film Festival

MOTELX - Lisbon International Horror Film Festival promotes the best of horror from around the globe and encourages the production of Portuguese horror films. One of the cultural highlights of the year in Lisbon, the festival has also carved out a prominent position in the international circuit of genre film festivals since its inception in 2007. In 2016, MOTELX reached an audience of about 20.000 people across the 6 days of the festival and the 2 Warm-Up days that kick off every edition with open air screenings, concerts and parties. Past guests include names such as George A. Romero, Stuart Gordon, John Landis, Coffin Joe, Eli Roth, Brian Yuzna, Dario Argento, Hideo Nakata and Tobe Hooper, among others. MOTELX is the only Portuguese festival to have received an accreditation by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF), and is also a member of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation (EFFFF) and Europe For Festivals, Festivals For Europe (EFFE). For further information, please visit www.motelx.org

Renderyard Short Film Festival

 Renderyard Short Film Festival we are pleased to announce we are now accepting films that are between 1 min and 12 min in length for the festival. Submit your film to this years festival to be in with a chance of winning prizes worth $1000.

Submit Your Films to www.renderyard.com

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