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CANNES NEWS: Seek Films’ “All of Me” By All Female Filmmaking Team Debuts At Cannes Marché du Film

Seek Films’ “All of Me,” a short film by director Daphne Schmon, will premiere at Cannes Marché du Film 2017. The film, created by an all-female team, will screen on Friday, May 26 at 8:30 PM at Olympia 2 (5 rue d’Antibes, Cannes 06400). (Festival badge or invitation is required for entry.)                             &nbs...

VOID International Animation Film Festival

A festival that is focused on pushing the boundaries of animation. The programme is 'filling the void' - bringing attention to the unused potential of the technique. Films are retrospective as well as premiering, and from any country.
VOID is screening films, inviting directors, and staging masterclasses and events. We are a competitive festival, giving out several short film awards.
We are looking forward to welcoming you as a guest or contributor, and once again share the stories that are brought to life only in animation!

MANHATTAN SHORT Oscar Qualifying Screenings

Filmmakers who would like to get their short films qualified for the 2018 Academy Awards are urged to enter this year's MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival, which will not only screen to over 100,000 film buffs in over 250 cinemas across 6 continents, but will do a full week's run in one cinema in the county of Los Angeles. This theatre booking means every film selected as a finalist in the 2017 MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival is eligible to enter the Oscar Competition for 2018.  ...

Blue Magpie Experimental Film Series/Taiwan

Blue Magpie Experimental Film Series/Taiwan


The Film Center at NCTU seeks experiment film and video for its fall international film series.

Requirements for entries

A work, or series of related works should be able to be screened in continuous playback, totaling between 15 and 50 minutes in duration (longer works may also be screened, but our series is designed to showcase as many contemporary artists as possible).

·      Filmmakers and experimental multimedia artists (presentable in a theatrical format) are invited to introduce their works in Hsinchu, but it is not requisite.

·      Where dialogue is essential to understanding a film, subtitles in English (and, if possible, traditional Chinese characters) should be provided. We are interested in works from around the world.

·      We are seeking contemporary works in our call for entries (works produced in roughly the last six years, 2011-2017).

·      Venue: Wednesday afternoons and evenings from September through December 2017 at the Film Center at National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. DCP format welcome (not required).


We are open to all types of experimental cinematic works and are especially interested in films that include such elements as:

·      Original experimental music and sound FX producing innovative mise-en-scène and lyrical/narrative possibilities

·      Exploration of posthuman themes—including interspecies issues as well as prosthetics and robotics

·      Multimedia editing sources/processes—for instance, mixing analog/digital, surveillance/archival footage, interactive, various cut techniques and uses of transitions, layers and montage


Please send applications and links to works to Dr. Dean Brink, Director, Film Studies Center (

·      In the subject line, please include: "2017 Film Series Submission: [Your last name], [Title of work(s), running time(s)], [total running time]”

·      A brief (maximum 200 words) description of each work

·      A brief biography (maximum 200 words) of artist(s)

·      Contact information: include email and postal address

·      2 still images from each film submitted

·      For each film submitted, include:

o   Original title

o   English title

o   Country of production

o   Year of production (2011-2017)

o   Running time

o   Premiere (world/Asian/Taiwan)

o   Link and password

§  Links for previewing works online (Vimeo, YouTube, etc.) are preferred.


Applications may alternatively be mailed, with a preview DVD, to:

Dr. Dean Brink

Dept. of Foreign Languages & Literatures

National Chiao Tung University

1001 University Road

Hsinchu City, Taiwan 30010  

(Materials cannot be returned.)

·    Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2017.

·    There is no entry fee.

Japanese SSF&A Festival Director SeigoTono on India tour

Japanese SSF&A Festival Director SeigoTono on India tour Tuesday, the 28th 0f February, saw the screening of four Japanese shorts at the Rangswar mini-auditorium, located inside Chavan Centre in South Mumbai. Organised by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, courtesy Prabhat Film Society, which completed 50 years this year, it was presented by Seigo Tono, Director of Short Shorts Film Festival (SSFF) and Short Shorts Film Festival Asia (SSFFA), Japan. It will be held during June 1-12...


Dear Directors & Producers,

After 3 successful short film festivals in Pink City (Jaipur) INDIA


We invite entries from across the globe for short films under 20 minutes duration.



  • Short films produced from 2014 to 2017 will be accepted..
  • Film of every genre will be accepted.
  • The film should be under 20 minutes duration.
  • The film must be sub-titled in English if it is in a language other than English or Hindi.
  • Ensure that there is no nudity or vulgarity in the film in terms of audios or visuals.
  • Audio track/music used in film should be your own or you must have license to use the music or audio of others. PCISFF will not be liable for any infringement.

The film should be submitted on a DVD or share your movie on VIMEO/YOUTUBE along with:-   1. Synopsis of the film in digital form  ( word or pdf) not  more than 200 words.  

2. Director’s biography with photo in digital form.

3. Dialogue list in English (in digital form).

4. Duly filled submission form (the form can be downloaded from our website or write to us at:

5. Prescribed preview entry fee, which will be non-refundable  under any circumstances

   a) 15th January, 2017 to 30th April,2017

        Preview screening fee $ 10 or INR. 500

        ( Student fee $ 5 or INR 250 )

    b) 1st May, 2017 to 30th June, 2017

         Preview screening fee $ 15 or INR. 750

        ( Student fee $ 10 or INR 500 )

    c) 1st July, 2017 to 31st July, 2017 

         Preview screening fee $ 20 or INR. 1000

         ( Student fee $ 15 or INR 750 )


1. Best International Short Film

2. Best Indian short film

3. Best student Film

4. People's choice award

Beside the best film awards, individual awards will be given in following categories:

1. Best Director

2. Best Cinematographer

3. Best Editing

4. Best Actor male

5. Best Actor female

6. Best film with social message

7. Best environmental film

8. Best film on women/girl child/female foetus

9. Best film for youths


9. Best film for youth

Call for Entries 2017

Festival Date: 6 June 2017 - 12 June 2017 Call for Entries: Short films all formats and genres Competitions: International, Deframed, German, Hamburg Deadline: 10 February 2017 Three-Minute Quickie Competition. Short films of maximum length three minutes fit to the topic "Resistance". Deadline 1 April 2017 ...

Call for entries October 2016

Call for Entries for the 9th Fastnet Film Festival Announced, with an increased prize fund of €10,750. We are delighted to announce the 'Call for Entries' of the 9th Fastnet Film Festival, which will be held in Schull from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th of May 2017. All submission entries must have been completed no earlier than 1st January 2015 and not been entered into the festival in previous years. Submissions may be made through FilmFreeway, just follow the link https://film...

Real Film Festival 2016: Friday 28th October - Sunday 30th October

  Real Film Festival Friday 28th October – Sunday 30th October   The Real Film Festival is a three-day community, arts and Industry event showcasing documentaries, independent short and feature films based on true stories. The program comprises of film screenings, film and photography workshops, panel discussions, networking events and film competitions for filmmakers of all ages and experience.   Film Industry Development workshops Film and Media School Newcastle &n...

A City of Rust

Galileo tries to convince the City of Rust inhabitants to stop Mr E and his reckless use of the mountain’s resources. Mountain which, he states, holds the energy that is the source of their life. When his recommendations are ignored and the “Rustonians” have to face the consequences of their indifference, they will turn to him for help… A City of Rust had its world premiere at the Animaze international animation festival in Montreal.     ...

MANHATTAN SHORT 2016 Calling For Entries Regular Deadline July 31st

Over 250 Cinemas Across 6 Continents Unite for One Week for One Film Festival.  MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival’s Official Call for entries. Deadline July 31, 2016. Filmmakers have until the end of July to get their films in if they wish to be part of the 19th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival set to take place in over 250 cinemas spanning 6 continents between Sept 23-Oct 2, 2016. Over 100,000 film lovers will not only view the finalists but will judge them as well with votes be...

Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival

A not-to-be missed annual juried festival showcasing animated and live-action science fiction, fantasy, and horror-tinged short films from around the globe.

EMP Museum in partnership with SIFF will present the 12th annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival in early 2017.

The festival brings together industry professionals in filmmaking and the genres of science fiction and fantasy to encourage and support new, creative additions to science fiction and fantasy cinema arts. The festival will showcase animated and live-action science fiction and fantasy films.

Filmmakers from around the world are encouraged to submit to this acclaimed festival. Admitted films are judged by a nationally recognized jury comprised of luminaries in the fields of science fiction and fantasy.

Call for entries: deadline July 15, 2016!

Send us your shorts! The Grenada Afterglow Film Festival  is now accepting films; the submission fee is only $10, and it's FREE for high school students! Don't miss out on your chance to have your film screen at Mississippi's most unusual film festival! It's even been refered to as a "mini sxsw!"  Guidelines: Films must be short; 30 minutes and under. Only family friendly films will be accepted; keep language and adult...

9th Northern Wave International Short film festival Iceland

The Northern Wave International Film Festival will be celebrated from the 16th to the 18th of October 2015 in Grundarfjörður, Iceland. The philosophy of the festival, upon which its name is based, is Nouvelle Vague, or New Wave. Like Nouvelle Vague, Northern Wave attempts to revive the recognition of film making as an art form and the director as artist/author. An important goal of the festival is to develop relationships between experienced filmmakers and emerging filmmakers in Iceland and other countries. We are a  visionary festival that celebrates artistic and ground braking films by filmmakers who dare to take risks.

The festival consists of a short film (all genres) section and, for the first time ever in an Icelandic film festival, a music video section.  Bands will be encouraged to attend the festival and support their videos with a concert during the weekend. In this way, the musicians can make contacts with filmmakers and vice versa.

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 events during the weekend.



FilmMakers Global Movie Trailer Festival

Feature Film Trailer or Teaser, Short Film Trailer, Book Trailer, TV Show Trailer, 
Conceptual Trailer, Digital Media Trailer, Music Video Trailer, Webisode Trailer, Presentation, Preview


Submit your Trailer, Teaser, Preview or Presentation Today!


The 2016 Moondance Film Festival wants YOU!

THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE 2016 MOONDANCE AND A WARM WELCOME! Lights, Camera, Action! The Moondance International Film Festival invites all talented US & International filmmakers, writers and music composers to submit their films, written works and film scores to its 17th annual season, planned to take place in September 2016, our fabulous & memorable festival event location venue to be announced shortly. Moondance is known as the “American Cannes” of film festiva...

Global Short Film Awards - New York & Cannes

The Global Short Film Awards recognize excellence in highly creative and imaginative films under 15 minutes long. These short films will be suitable to meet the increasing content demand for intelligent phones, digital and hand held devices as well as internet, commercial, art, science and educational applications. For this premier issue, finalists and a winner will be selected in 2-D and 3-D formats in each category.

FILMMAKER COST TO ENTER: No cost to enter.
PRIZE: Winners in each category will be announced February 15-16, 2016 in New York. Winning films will be shown during the Cannes Red Carpet Fashion and Awards event at the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel in Cannes, France on May 21, 2016.

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IOMFF 2015 is on the way

We're thrilled to announce that our panel of judges have chosen the following films for each category of our IOMFF2015 International Shorts Competition. All of the films entered this year were of an exceptionally high standard - which explains why it was such a hard job for our Judges to whittle the entries down to just these few. We can't wait to show the shortlist to you at the Festival itself! All of these films will be shown on Sunday 13th September at 10.30am in the Broadway Cinem...

Universal Film Festival KSHB Interview September 2014      

The Under-appreciated Short Film Genre

  Can you name a single famous short film? If you can, it may take a while to get there. Short films have been and probably will always be unfortunately overshadowed by features but are a nice change of pace in the film industry. Here in Cannes, in the enormous market place lies a shorter queue of only about a dozen, waiting for their chance into the short film corner. Consisting of fifty separate computers and hundreds of titles, it is a quiet pleasant personal theatre to enjoy shorts f...

New York International Short Film Festival

The New York International Short Film Festival (NY Shorts Fest) showcases the finest short-form cinema from around the world to enthusiastic audiences in the vibrant filmmaking enclave of New York City. NY Shorts Fest offers short-form filmmakers an ideal platform to screen their film and gain recognition in the heart of New York City. NY Shorts Fest premiered Ricky Gervais ‘Derek” in 2012, which bec

New York International Short Film Festival | Call for Entries

The New York International Short Film Festival (NY Shorts Fest) showcases the finest short-form cinema from around the world to enthusiastic audiences in the vibrant filmmaking enclave of New York City. NY Shorts Fest offers short-form filmmakers an ideal platform to screen their film and gain recognition in the heart of New York City. NY Shorts Fest premiered Ricky Gervais ‘Derek” in 2012, which became a popular British television show written, directed and starring Ricky Gerva...

Call for entries!

The application process is now open for the 5th Annual McMinnville Short Film Festival! Entry deadline is August 25, 2015. However, if you submit your film by August 15th, 2015, the entry fee will be only $30 instead of $35. The entry fee includes admission to the festival screening event AND to all of the roundtables. RETURNING FILMMAKERS (those who submitted any film with an entry fee in the past) receive an additional $5 discount. Entries can be any genre or theme and must not exceed 15 min...

Shorts Up

Shorts Up is a monthly short film event held right in the center of London at Upstairs at the ARTS across from Leicester Square tube station.


Shorts up brings together upcoming talent alongside established film making figures for a night of short films, music videos, documentaries, live music and networking.


Set up by Faktem Films to support upcoming talent, Shorts Up aims to provide a monthly platform for established and emerging filmmakers to showcase their work whilst networking with other industry professionals. The night is more than just a short film night - it's for filmmakers programmed by filmmakers.


Submissions are open to anyone with a short film, documentary or music video with selected films being screened at our central London venue Upstairs at the ARTS. Unlike many events, we do not operate on a one-off submission chance, if we are unable to programme a film in the next event it will continue to be considered for future events.


Each evening will feature approx 1hr40m of short films, with live music before and after the screenings. The venue's bar will stay open exclusively for anyomne with a ticket for a chance to network and meet other people in the industry.

Submissions are only £5 are operate on a rolling deadline at

Tickets for the event are available for £9 on the event website.


#PullYourShortsUp      @ShortsUpLDN


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