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Cluj Shorts, Mersi! from "The Martini Effect"

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It never rains in California? It pours. Man, it pours!! Here is a hello-thankyou ("Mersi!" is thank-you in Romanian) video I did at Cluj Shorts' invitation since I can't attend the fest personally later this month in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. ;-) Original music from the film is "Discovered in Darkness" by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs.  https://vimeo.com/88020694    For more info on "The Martini Effect" and to see a trailer, please visit: ...

FINAL DEADLINE! Less than 24 hours left to SUBMIT!

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The deadline is near so submit your film now.  This festival will last 4 days in the heart of the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.  April 10-13 All formats and genres accepted!  Learn more about us!  www.nohocinefest.com   ...

Grenada AfterGlow Film Festival

On October 3rd, 2015, The Grenada Afterglow Film Fest brings FILMS, MUSIC, ART, WORKSHOPS, FOOD and FUN to beautiful historic downtown Grenada, Mississippi. 

 

Independent filmmakers from around the state and around the world can submit their entries.  Our spotlight categories are “Feel Good” films and films that "Inspire Positive Change".

We want viewers to be moved to feel the “Afterglow” of the festival and of the small town atmosphere in Grenada. 

 

Please come join us on October 3rd, 2015.  Let’s light up Grenada with the Grenada AfterGlow Film Fest and enjoy this family friendly event together.

Early Acceptance in Kosovo

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"The Martini Effect" by Dawn Westlake has received an early acceptance from FerFilm Festival in Ferizaj, Kosovo for July 2014. Shot & edited by Brandon Bondehagen on Canon's C300, the film was scored by Alvarez-sponsored guitarist Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. "The Martini Effect" stars Emanuele Secci, Dawn Westlake, David Razowsky & Susan Messing. It was shot on location in Los Angeles, Malibu, Puerto Rico and Barbados in 2013. For more info and to see a tra...

Dawn Westlake Featured in Berlinale Edition of WORLD OF SHORTS Magazine!

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Daazo - European Film Centre of Budapest, Hungary released the 2014 Berlinale edition of their WORLD OF SHORTS Magazine this week. Featured along with BAFTA-shortlisted filmmaker Toby Fell-Holden of the UK, Sorayos Prapapan of Thailand, Christina Grosan of Romania/Hungary, Joonas Makkonen of Finland, and Toma Waszarow of Bulgaria, Dawn Westlake of the USA answered the question "Why Make Short Films?" To read all the responses, pick up the magazine at the Berlinale Film Festival and tur...

Last month for submissions!! Feb 28 deadline!!

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The Noth Hollywood CineFest is accepting submissions through the end of this month and it's your chance to have your film shown on the big screen in the heart of Los Angeles.  This is a 4 day event taking place in a new state of the art digital cinema.   CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT NOW! ...

Insight Film Festival

The Insight Film Festival exists to encourage filmmakers throughout the world to make films about ‘faith’. It creates events and spaces where such films can be displayed, discussed and celebrated. It welcomes participants from all faith backgrounds and none and focuses particularly on young filmmakers. In doing so it wants to make positive contributions to understanding, respect and community cohesion.

FOXED! interview with Director James Stewart

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  Interview: James Stewart – Foxed!   The implementation of stereoscopic 3-D in film is still a relatively new concept. It’s a polarizing subject, with most casual moviegoers having no problem throwing wads of cash at major studios for the chance to put on the infamously un-hip glasses, while most hardcore cinephiles denounce the technique as a distracting, gimmicky blotch on the history of cinema. 3-D movies have been hugely lucrative for major studios, but most 3-D ...

FOXED! Continues Festival Run in 2014

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  Director James Stewart has delivered a beguiling 3D stop-motion animated journey with FOXED! In this 4 minute cautionary tale, delicate Emily is found enslaved by foxes in a dank, hard-labour cave. When she thinks her freedom is within reach, she discovers a reality far more heart-breaking. Delivered with imagination, precision and the otherworld whimsy of a Grimm’s Fairy Tale, this Canadian short film leaves you wanting more, as only the best short films can. Collecting awards aro...

Submit your next student project to the Seattle Shorts Film Festival for $10!

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The 4th annual Seattle Shorts Film Festival is now accepting submissions for our new category "College Student Shorts" featuring a rolling fee of just $10.00 including photocopy of college ID. This year the Seattle Shorts Film Festival, is reaching out to young talent at the college and university level to submit short projects at a reduced rate, but also get the chance to screen their films in front of an international audience November 8th, 2014 at the SIFF Cinema. Please visit our ...

Gothenburg Independent Film Festival (Sweden)

Gothenburg Independent Film Festival is a new upcoming festival for independent film makers arranged by the NGO Film För Fred (film for peace). The festival aspires to acknowledge and inform about the urgent social, environmental and political issues of the world. Using film to approach these questions in artistic and creative ways, we wish to create a common space where organisations, filmmakers and audience from different countries can meet to discuss and cooperate for future projects.

 

 

Taos Shortz Film Fest MARCH 20 - 23RD 2014

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Submissions Have CLOSED and we have piles and piles of shorts to screen for the holidays. So we are making popcorn and screening shorts from at least 30 countries. Stay tuned here when we make our Official Selections Annoucement  January 22nd     The 7th annual Taos Shortz Film Fest is March 20 to 23rd, 2014 at the Taos Center for the Arts in beautiful Taos, New Mexico. Over 90 short global and regional fi...

DEADLINE APPROACHING! North Hollywood CineFest

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CLICK HERE to submit your film to the festival!  All genres accepted!  The festival will take place from April 10-13, 2014 in North Hollywood, CA, in the heart of the NoHo Arts District and surrounded by the Hollywood industry.  There is still plenty of time.  Get your film in today! http://www.withoutabox.com/login/12514   ...

Plymouth Film Festival 2016

Plymouth short film festival taking place at the Plymouth Arts Centre on 13-th 15th May 2016.

 

Showcasing a selection of the best short films from both local and national filmmaking talent, the Plymouth film festival is a chance to come and watch some amazing short films, and for filmmakers to showcase their work and be rewarded and recognised for it. We are now accepting submissions, please see awards for details of categories and eligibility.

Our 2016 event will once again encorporate the prestigious Roger Deakins Award along with Panel Q+A's and a two-part workshop with Chris Jones, author of the best-selling Guerilla Filmmaking Guides. More information about What's On and Ticket Sales can be found on our website.

Our 2016 Awards are sponsored by Affinity with Plymouth University, Plymouth College of Art, Marjon University & the Video Production Company.

Salaya International Documentary Film Festival

In Thailand each year, there might be one or two documentary features  released in limited cinema.  Meanwhile documentary films have been hilightened by International film festival in the recent years and have become popular genre due to its superb quality to convey the truth and voice of the people. Seeing this changing trend,  Film Archive (Public Organization) would like provide Thai audience with wider range of documentary, not only to see more Thai documentary , but also documentary in the ASEAN region and masterpiece from around the world.

SUBMIT! North Hollywood CineFest - in the heart of Los Angeles!

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Click on this link to submit your film to the North Hollywood CineFest, which will take place in the heart of the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles next April.   http://www.withoutabox.com/login/12514 The festival will offer awards and a great networking environment to indutry professionals and filmmakers.  Both US and international categories accepted.  See you there! ...

Play It

Director: Maikel Popic.

Billy is a shy young Barista with a peculiar affinity for dinosaurs. When a beautiful girl, Genny, enters the coffee shop he works at, Billy becomes infatuated. Upon seeing that Genny is possibly already involved with a man, Billy sits down for a domino match in the metaphorical game of life. Battling against various characters and his own shyness, Billy will try to win Genny's heart in both a metaphoric and real world game in which every tile played holds a crucial consequence in the path to victory.

 

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Bianca Barrat
Claire Austin
Charlie Cussons
Christopher Laishley
Daniel Ahmadi
Kes Gill-Martin
Will Parrot

The Ghost I don't Remember

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Director: Jonas Trukanas.

Download Films from Ron de Cana Productions!

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Just in time for holiday travel, Ron de Cana Productions is making a majority of their film library available for download! Make those plane, train and automobile rides just a little shorter...with film! https://sellfy.com/rondecana Ron de Cana Productions has made 15 films since 2000 in the US, France, Portugal and Spain which have won 44 awards, including honors from Canon USA and JVC-Tokyo. For more info on the films offered in the download channel above, please visit http://www.dawnwestlak...

2014 Taiwan International Children’s Film Festival (TICFF) calling for entries

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2014 Taiwan International Children's Film Festival Call for Entries: (Submission Deadline: Oct. 31 2013) Festival Overview Held once every two years, the festival brings young children and adults too, to enjoy the works in this international exhibition, which will take place in April 2014. PTS, the organizers of this event, are now signing up entries for this tremendous series of showings, attracting some of the finest film makers from around the world...

The Box Short Film Festival

The Box is coming!

 

In 2014, Out the Box is giving local filmmakers the chance to shine on the grandest stage around.

 

The Box Short Film Competition is here to inspire you to write, create, and compete for space on the big screen and achieve your maximum potential. With judging by industry pros, and awards for the best in their class, this competition promises to be a hugely exciting event.

All shortlisted films will be presented at the Box Film Festival in Newbury, launched to celebrate local filmmaking talent and to provide the opportunity for you to meet and network with your creative peers. The Out the Box Performance Group is dedicated to connecting writers, directors, shooters and actors, in order to help and encourage people to fulfil their creative dreams.

So, if you love film, seize your chance to enter the competition before the closing date 31st Jan 2014. Your film must be an original piece between 3 and 15 minutes long, and have been completed within the last year.  Entrants should be lcoated within a 20 mile radius of Newbury, Berkshire, UK.

Whether you work in film for a living, or do it just for fun, this is a fantastic opportunity to get your work seen by the wider community. We are looking for individual style, fine writing and great execution.  Whatever the genre - comedy, tragedy or horror – we want to see it!

If you are interested in registering to enter the competition, or simply would like more information on the festival, please email us at outthebox.secretary@gmail.com to receive your entry pack.

 

POOP ON POVERTY

Director: Vijay S. Jodha.

Set on the edge of the Thar Desert in India and in the middle of the biggest camel fair, this film looks at the lesser known side of one of world’s most visited, filmed and photographed destinations to highlight an issue that concerns over 2.5 billion people on our planet.

Talca International Short Film Festival

The Talca International Short Film Festival aims to offer a selection of the best independent, innovative and experimental short films from around the world. On the other hand contribute to the exchange of local and international stories in this globalised world where ideas and culture break the borders for the benefit of all of us.
 
The 11th TALCA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (FICTalca) will be held in the city of Talca in Chile, from 6 to January 10, 2015. May participate in competition, fiction and documentary short films, produced in Chile and abroad, premiered no earlier than June 2013.

The festival will feature the following sections:
- International Fiction Competition
- International Documentary Competition
- National Film Schools Competition
- Maule Regional Competition

Taos Shortz Film Fest. Call for Entries is Open

Call for Entries OPEN for the 2014 Taos Shortz Film Fest Come join the hottest shorts film fest in the country.   Taos Shortz is dedicated to featuring quality juried short films from around the globe and provide filmmakers with a venue to showcase their work, participate in workshops, panels, and network with fellow filmmakers, media companies, producers and distributors.   This year we are excited to join in the Film Festival Life Community for our online submission service...

Final deadline extended to October 15th : The itsFILM.com International Short Film Competition

Final-Extended Deadline October 15th http://www.shortscompetition.com    The itsFILM.com International Short Film Competition was created to help locate fresh new voices in filmmaking, and give them the tools and promotional opportunities they deserve.  The itsFILM.com Online Magazine and Industry Network is proud to sponsor this festival. Our Overall Winner will receive a trip to the 2014 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, where his/her short film will be featured at an indu...
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