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MISSING PERSON is a semi-finalist at a Waco Film Festival

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MISSING PERSON was a semi-finalist at the Waco Family and Faith International Film Festival last year and they decided to screen it again this year. Thank you to the people at that film festival.  ...

Call for Entry – 19th International Animation Film Festival Baden, Switzerland

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Fantoche calls up innovative, courageous, and creative filmmakers to submit their new films now on filmfreeway.com/festival/Fantoche or fantoche.ch/submit. Fantoche is looking forward to the latest short films in any possible animation technique! Animated shorts are eligible for Fantoche’s 2018 competitions if they’ve been completed after 31 March 2018 and last no longer than 40 minutes.   Submission is free of charge and will close on 16 May 2021....

NEXT GENERATION INDIE FILM AWARDS

Next Generation Indie Film Awards is a not-for-profit awards program for short films, devoted to supporting filmmakers around the globe by recognizing excellence in filmmaking. Next Generation Indie Film Awards was started by award-winning film producers and the founders of Next Generation Indie Book Awards – the largest international awards program for independent authors and publishers. The team includes Academy Award and Emmy Winning filmmakers, as well as film industry leaders from around the globe.

The Winner of the Best Short Film category at the 2021 Awards Gala will receive a Prize Package containing over $125,000 worth of credits towards film services and rentals aimed to help the winning filmmaker make a passion project in Los Angeles, California.

Next Generation Indie Film Awards supports filmmakers through its annual awards and other programs. We endeavor to assist filmmakers at any stage of the filmmaking process in reaching an audience, and we aim to advance filmmakers’ careers through services, education, and resources. Our organization has provided financial backing for more than 50 independent short film projects.

Awards & Prizes

1. GRAND PRIZE VALUED AT OVER $125,000. Next Generation Indie Film Awards has partnered with film industry leaders to put together a Prize Package for the Winner of the "Best Short Film" category. The Prize Package contains over $125,000 worth of credits towards film services and rentals aimed to help the winning filmmaker make a passion project in Los Angeles, California. The package includes: professional studio spaces and stages in Los Angeles, equipment (grip, electric, rigging), camera and lenses, post production (editorial, sound mixing, color grading, digital final mastering), a private film screening, an all-inclusive daylong drone shoot, and more.

2. INDUSTRY AWARDS GALA AT LOEWS HOTEL IN HOLLYWOOD, CA. Winners and finalists are invited to attend the Next Generation Indie Film Awards annual gala at Loews Hotel in Hollywood, California. Loews adjoins the Dolby Theatre, where the Academy Awards are held, and is adjacent to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Next Generation Indie Film Awards gala is held in Preston’s Room, supplying breathtaking views of the Hollywood Hills and famous landmarks including the Hollywood Sign and Capitol Records Building.

3. LAURELS. All award winners and finalists are provided with a laurel which may be used for their own marketing and promotional materials.

4. GOLD STATUETTE. In addition to industry recognition and rights to use the prestigious Next Generation Indie Film Awards laurel, winners also receive a gold statuette to commemorate their outstanding achievement in their respective independent short filmmaking category.

Next Generation Indie Film Awards is proud to partner with industry-leading companies, including: Quixote Studios, Final Draft, Drone Dudes, Keslow Camera, InkTip, Santa Monica College, Loews Hotel, Pollution Studios, Sugar Studios LA, Rocket Panda Post, Westside Production Rentals, Hot Bricks, heywhatsyourface, inc., Birns & Sawyer, Audio Department LLC, West One Music Group and more.

Rules & Terms

The 2021 Next Generation Indie Film Awards is open to all independent short films that meet the following criteria:

- Total runtime may be no more than 40 minutes 
- The film was produced in 2016 or later 
- The film has not already won or placed as a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Film Awards

By submitting your film, you agree:

- You own all the rights to your film 
- Entry fees are not refundable 
- Next Generation Indie Film Awards can use elements of your film (including clips, trailer and poster) for promotional purposes

MISSING PERSON - a James W. Hawk film premieres

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MISSING PERSON - a James W. Hawk short film has premiered on YouTube on  December 25 at 10 a.m. and will be available thereafter for those who miss the premiere. The link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIK1q6vrSmc  or search on YouTube for "Missing Person James W. Hawk". MISSING PERSON is the story of a boy and his single father resolving an important issue. It is a heartwarming upbeat story. MISSING PERSON was a semi-finalist at the Waco Family and Faith International ...

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.

Australia Independnet Film Festival

Australia Independent Film Festival (AIFF) Brisbane Australia.

Known as “the festival where stars shine,” the Australia Independent Film Festival is on track to become Australia's premiere short film festival. AIFF is proudly supported by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland.

“Put this festival in your top 10 list to submit. You’ll be glad you did.” Jhett Tolentino - Grammy & Tony Award Winning Broadway Producer.

Whether you're a student filmmaker, a first-time filmmaker or a seasoned professional your entry will be treated with the utmost respect and professionalism it deserves. We encourage participation and actively promote through social media channels, news outlets and our contact database.

"We wish this great festival all the success", 2020 Oscar nominated Mosul 980 and winner of AIFF19 Best International Short Film.

At AIFF we believe it is our core values which help set us apart from many other festivals. We are totally committed to being an ethical festival and make the following promise to all entrants. It is our filmmakers guarantee and what we believe is an industry first.

1. We will be transparent, honest and provide regular festival updates.

2. All entries will be played in their entirety and judged as per the listed judging and selection process. We do not promote favoritism.

3. At AIFF20 every very finalist film 'will' screen in a real theater in attendance by paying public. We screen all finalist films and not just films from attending filmmakers. Finalist = Official Selection.

4. The awards ceremony is and will always be free to attend.

5. If a film wins but a filmmaker is not in attendance their trophy will be delivered at no charge.

AIFF SELECTION PROCESS:

Being an independent festival we encourage all genres and a greater emphasis in the judging process is the overall appeal verses technical perfection and or money spent. Each entry is judged internally using standardized criteria before the top scoring films are judged by an external jury of industry professionals.

REWARDING FILMMAKERS

SEMI-FINALISTS. The top twenty percent (submission dependent) of each category will be named as semi-finalists and will be awarded a semi-finalist laurel and a digital print quality certificate at festival close.

Please note: Semi-finalist films will not be screened at the festival.

FINALISTS will be selected from the semi-finalist group and will be awarded a finalist laurel, official selection laurel and a digital certificate. Numbers will be dependent on category entries and programming requirements.

WINNER'S of each category will be awarded a special winner's laurel, an original print quality digital certificate and a high quality crystal trophy. Other prizes will be added once confirmed.

AIFF NETWORKING @ausindefest

We believe a festival is not a festival without the opportunity for filmmakers to network and socialize between fellow creative's.

Before and after screening sessions festival goers will be encouraged to network and socialize at the theater.

Attending finalist filmmakers will be invited to participate in a special group Q and A session. We want to give you a voice within the festival and beyond.

For those that like to socialize and network into the early hours. Each night a nominated venue will be selected and announced during the screening sessions. There is a reason locals like to call Brisbane – BRISVEGAS.

THE CITY and THE VENUE:

Brisbane, located an hour's drive from the World famous beaches of the Gold Coast is a vibrant, art loving new world city that can be considered the Gateway to Australia. Brisbane, the capital of Queensland is rich with culture and renowned for its hospitality and safety. AIFF20 will take place at the Elizabeth Theater in the heat of Brisbane city.

The Team at AIFF feel the Elizabeth Theater is without a doubt one of the best screening venues in Australia.

Need to know more? We welcome all questions.

Main Award Categories

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM ( Crystal trophy $225 value + postage.)

BEST AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILM ( Crystal trophy $225 value + postage.)

BEST QUEENSLAND SHORT FILM ( Crystal trophy $225 value + postage.)

BEST ANIMATION ( Crystal trophy $225 value + postage.)

BEST EXPERIMENTAL - Including music videos. ( Crystal trophy $225 value + postage.)

Special Award Categories

PEOPLE'S CHOICE ( Crystal trophy $225 value + postage.)

BEST STUDENT FILM ( Crystal trophy $225 value + postage.)

BEST FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER ( Crystal trophy $225 value + postage.)

JURY AWARD ( Crystal trophy $225 value + postage.)

The trophy is an approximate value. If an award winner foes not attend the trophy will be delivered at no cost to the winner.)

Additional prizes will be announced via social media.

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2020 Now Open For Entries! International Tours & Awards

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2020: Awards & International Showcases!   Our 10th anniversary special edition! Featuring the best short films of 2020 at international film festivals,  AND Presenting awards and trophies for the best films selected by our juries Regular Deadline: May 22nd 2020   This year, we're  also excited to be programming films and film

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2020 Now Open For Entries! International Tours & Awards

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2020: Awards & International Showcases!   Our 10th anniversary special edition! Featuring the best short films of 2020 at international film festivals,  AND Presenting awards and trophies for the best films selected by our juries Regular Deadline: May 22nd 2020   This year, we're  also excited to be programming films and film partnerships  with our 2020 partners:      ...

Adam Schlachter, Director of AND THE BRAVE SHALL RISE, On 17 Ways to Save America

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent When “Shorts by the Sea” closed its film run at the Santa Monica Laemmle last week, indie film supporters paid $14 to see the slate of little screen gems, including AND THE BRAVE SHALL RISE, a 19-minute documentary. This short was the closer, the last film to be shown each day from 9/13 to 9/19. You didn’t expect it to raise the hair on your neck, but it is in Awards contention (qualifying theatrical run) this year for a reason. ...

National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) 2019 Festival

NFFTY is the world’s largest film festival for emerging directors. In 2018, we screened 286 amazing films from the best filmmakers 24 and younger representing 24 states and 24 countries, with over 10,000 in attendance.

NFFTY 2019, our 13th anniversary, will be held October 24 - 27 in Seattle, WA.

MovieMaker Magazine has twice (2016, 2014) rated NFFTY as one of the top 50 festivals worth the entry fee. We are currently one of the Top 100 Rated Film Festivals on FilmFreeway (out of more than 4,000).

DaVinci International Film Festival

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DaVinci International Film Festival launches 4th quarter Vitruvian Man Award qualifiers.  Learn more at: davincifilmfestival.com or submit at FilmFreeway.com.  ...

Purple Turtle Short Film Festival

Purple Turtle Short Film Festival 2019

What Inspires You


The aim of our festival is to bring people together and stimulate connection through inspirational short films.
We realise that the pieces of us fit together not apart, so the festival asks "What is it like to be you?"
We invite you to come on a journey with us, to make a short film that inspires and/or simply join us to witness the best of our community.
We all have the tools to be film makers now but if you want some fantastic help from our regions best, we will be holding film making workshops with STIXPIX's Stuart Mackay.

Entries are Free, open now - please join us

We screen Sat Sept 14, 6pm - 1770 Beach

Review of "Aziza" + Interview with Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner, Soudade Kaadan

  I had the honor this week to connect with the incredibly talented, Short Film Grand Jury Prize Winner, Soudade Kaadan. Her story may be one of the most important in the whole festival. As a Syrian filmmaker, she has experienced more hardships than any American filmmaker can imagine. She does not have nearly the same resources as many of her competitors yet she still manages to make high caliber film that is enjoyable even without its profound political context.   Her fil...

Review of "Aziza" + Interview with Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner, Soudade Kaadan

  I had the honor this week to connect with the incredibly talented, Short Film Grand Jury Prize Winner, Soudade Kaadan. Her story may be one of the most important in the whole festival. As a Syrian filmmaker, she has experienced more hardships than any American filmmaker can imagine. She does not have nearly the same resources as many of her competitors yet she still manages to make high caliber film that is enjoyable even without its profound political context.   Her film, Aziz...

Kamasi Washington speaks on his short film submission "As Told to G/D Thyself" - Interview/Review from Sundance

I had the pleasure of speaking with Kamasi Washington before the premiere screening of his short film entry, As Told to G/D Thyself. The film is essentially a narrative music video hybrid that takes place over select songs from his newest album Heaven and Earth. If you aren't already familiar with Kamasi Washington's catalog, you should start to learn today. He is one of the premier musicians of this generation, an absolute master of the Jazz form, and highly regarded amongst the best ...

Moonlight People

Director: Dmitri Frolov.

         Two completely traditional couples of lovers on a warm summer night make a kind of coming-out in front of each other, telling about their hidden impulses from a previous life. 
          The impetus to making the film was the book of the same name by the Russian religious philosopher Vasily Rozanov, who died 100 years ago. His treatise was devoted to the study of sexuality and its denial in Christianity. 
            The film was made in the style of experimental films of the 1920s with a non-linear narrative full of strange surrealistic images. He is black and white and devoid of dialogue. The image is based on the music of Alexander Scriabin "The Poem of Ecstasy", composed and performed also at the beginning of the 20th century. 

Marguerite short-listed at Oscars!

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We are so excited to announce that one of the short films featured in our 2018 festival, "Marguerite" directed by Marianne Farley, has been short-listed for an Academy Award! Congrats to the filmmakers! We are honored to have featured your film in our festival!     Want to submit? Visit: https://www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit ...

SciFi Film Festival Launches 2018 Official Program

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Australia’s leading celebration of science-fiction cinema, the SciFi Film Festival, will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a wondrous line-up of breathtaking works from the planet’s most visionary filmmakers.   From 18th to 21st October, Sydney audiences seeking an adventurous movie-going experience will converge on the Event Cinemas George St complex to view 25 groundbreaking genre works from 11 countries, including two world premieres, 18 Australian premieres and...

TWO OF MY FILMS WILL BE SCREENED AT THE FLY FILM FESTIVAL

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The FLY Film Festival is screening two of my films between 8/9 and 8/11/18. One is THE SATURN MISSION - a woman goes to Saturn to discover the truth. The other is FAILURE - future generations will remember me as the father of civilization. Here is the link to the FLY Film Festival:  https://flyfilmfestival.org/2018-fly-program/ … ...

Best Shorts Competition - EVER!

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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. Writersandfilmmakers.com owns 0%.   Visi...

Hollywood Divine International Film Festival

The Hollywood Divine International Film Festival is dedicated to enriching the community and bridging cultures through the spirituality, education and promotion of the arts through independent film.

We, at Hollywood Divine, with the help of our heavenly father, want to make a big change and we are hoping you can help us with that.

There are many Christian artists out there looking for an outlet to spread the light of God through their God given gift of artistry. There are also many Christian people out there looking to appreciate art that celebrates their relationship with Christ.

We at Hollywood Divine want to be the catalyst for that change. A change that will, at least, balance out the darkness spread by mainstream Hollywood and the music industry, and give independent Christian filmmakers and musicians the chance to build their ministries by displaying their art to the world.

We believe that creating art, in any form, is a reflection of the ultimate creator. It’s one of the best ways to praise God and share his infinite love with the world. We ask you to please consider joining us on this journey.

How to Stay Updated

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It can be hard to keep track of deadlines when you're deep into your creative process. One of the best ways to stay updated is to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.  We post weekly reminders on deadlines and just general messages encouraging you to get your short documentary ready for submission!  Additionally, we post articles from your fave sources with the latest news in documentary film- which can certainly serve as a nice break from working hard on your film's...

Earlybird Deadline: August 17, 2018

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With warmer days just around the corner, you don't want time to escape you! The Earlybird Deadline for the New York Short Documentary Film Festival is August 17, 2018.  Submit your short Documentary film but remember- it MUST be 20 min or less! To submit visit: https://filmfreeway.com/NYCSDFF Visit our website for photos and information: http://nycsdff.com/ Follow us on Twitter for fun documentary news and other important updates/reminders: https://twitter.com/NY...

Freshflix Short Film Festival - Call for submissions

                              This season of FRESHFLIX will be held on the top floor of the Museum of Contemporary Art with insane views overlooking Sydney's Circular Quay on the first Saturday night of Vivid! It's going to be an absolute ripper!! Freshflix is once again teaming up with Vivid Sydney to present the 2018 season of stunning short films in conjunction with the Freshflix Emerging Film...

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. 

 

 

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