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  • 'IFS' Independent Filmmakers Showcase 2014-15 (...Next Deadline: 07/14/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • IFS FILM FESTIVAL - Feature Length Film
    • Short LGBT Film Showcase
    • Dramatic Feature Film Festival Showcase
    • Comedy Feature Film Showcase
    • Documentary Feature Film Showcase
    • Student Feature Film Showcase
    • Animated Feature Film Showcase
    • International Feature Film Showcase
    • Horror Feature Film Showcase
    • Experimental Feature Film Showcase
    • LGBT Feature Film Showcase
    • SHORT FILM SHOWCASE
    • Short Comedy Film Showcase
    • Short Documentary Film Showcase
    • Short Student Film Showcase
    • Short Animated Film Showcase
    • Short Horror Film Showcase
    • Short Experimental Film Showcase
    • Music Video Showcase
    • IFS FILM FESTIVAL - Short Film
    • Sci-Fi / Fantasy Feature Film Showcase
    • Short Sci-Fi / Fantasy Film Showcase
    • IFS Monthly - Feature Film Showcases
    • IFS Monthly - Short Film Showcases
    • IFS SCREENPLAY / TELEPLAY COMPETITION
    • FILM FEEDBACK Add-On Option (for concurrently submitted films)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    "A true north for any cinephiliac"
    - Lana and Andy Wachowski
    (directors of The Matrix, V for Vendetta, and Jupiter Ascending)

    IFS, Independent Filmmakers Showcase of Los Angeles is dedicated to the support of groundbreaking cinema from around the world, providing screening and development opportunities for independent filmmakers through showcases, events, and the annual IFS Film Festival.

    Through creating new theaters for independent screenings, presenting forums, and supporting preservation of classic venues; the IFS fosters a community of filmmakers, students, and industry professionals dedicated to the creation of independent cinema.


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  • HOLLYWOOD REEL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVALNext Deadline: 07/14/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Dramatic Feature Films
    • Music Video Competition
    • Experimental / Non-Narrative Films
    • PEOPLE'S CHOICE - Best Picture
    • PEOPLE'S CHOICE - Best Director
    • Short Dramatic Films
    • Short Comedic Films
    • Short Documentary Films
    • Short Horror / Genre / Sci-Fi FIlms
    • Short Animated Films
    • Narrative Comedic Feature Films
    • Horror / Sci-Fi / Genre Feature Films
    • Documentary Feature Films
    • Animated Feature Films
    • Best Student Filmmakers
    • Gay and Lesbian Films
    • SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    THE HOLLYWOOD REEL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (HRIFF) exists to showcase the best in new cinema and classic filmmaking, with events that create opportunities for distribution, media attention, and public Hollywood screenings, for films by independent creators, operating outside the studio system.


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  • 15 Minutes of Fame in Cocoa Beach, Florida
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Narrative (less than 60-minutes)
    • Animation (less than 60-minutes)
    • Documentary (less than 60 minutes)
    • Music Video or Musical (less than 60 minutes)
    • Made In Florida (less than 60 minutes)
    • Feature Film (60-minutes and over)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:


    "...a film festival in paradise."

    Here's an opportunity to meet other filmmakers, watch some great films, and spend a day (or two) in beautiful Cocoa Beach Florida.

    The "15-Minutes of Fame" is for features and shorts, produced by filmmakers from anywhere in the world. We welcome Music Videos, Animation, Documentaries, and Narratives.

    Our goal is to provide a public showcase for quality films that might otherwise be ignored. Award Certificates will be given in 16 categories, and all films submitted to the festival are eligible for an IMDB page.


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  • 16th Annual Milwaukee Short Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • US & International Short Films
    • Local Films: Wisconsin Spotlight

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To spotlight emerging artists, and give a focus to Midwest filmmakers.

    Created by local and independent filmmakers, the Milwaukee Short Film Festival is proud to provide local talent with a venue for their work to be seen. We're also thrilled that MSFF was named the "Best Local Festival" in Moviemaker's Winter 2006 issue.


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  • 30th Annual Boston Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films
    • Documentary Films
    • Animated Films
    • Feature Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    THE BFF HAS EXTENDED THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE TO JULY 18. The BFF endeavors to present a program of films that entertain, enlighten and educate the audience. We are dedicated to supporting evolving filmmakers by providing a forum to showcase their artistic vision. A variety of awards are presented annually, i.e. Best Film, Performance, Documentary, and Lifetime Achievement. New categories have been added to laud productions that influence green industry living in addition to the unique “Mass Impact Award” given to a filmmaker whose movie illuminates a social issue that positively affects humanity. The festival offers audiences first-hand access to the filmmakers and movie making process during the Q&A sessions with the Director and talent following every screening.


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  • 39 Rooms Short Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film Animation
    • Short Film Experimental
    • Short Film Narrative
    • Short Film Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Modern Hotel and Bar introduces the 39 Rooms Film Festival, a permanent, revolving showcase for independent short film. 39 Rooms, in conjunction with the Sun Valley Film Festival, gives filmmakers the chance to show their films in each of the rooms of the Modern Hotel for up to a year. A short-film program will be created and run on a continuous loop on a dedicated channel in each of the 39 rooms of the Modern Hotel in Boise, Idaho. Filmmakers will have a year-long public venue in which to showcase their films. Hotel guests can enjoy the films at their leisure when staying at the Hotel. Interested guests can comment on the films, choose their favorites and contact the filmmakers for copies. The Modern Hotel will inform guests of the films playing in the rooms and provide information on the films and filmmakers. Not only will the films have a year-round presence at the hotel, but selected films may also have the opportunity to be showcased at other venues locally, regionally and nationally, at a future date.


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  • 5th DADA SAHEB PHALKE FILM FESTIVAL-15Next Deadline: 10/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short films, Documentary, Animation: Production Awards
    • Short films, Documentary, Animation: Creative Awards
    • Short films, Documentary, Animation: Music Awards
    • Short films, Documentary, Animation: Performance Awards
    • Ad film, Music Videos: Production Awards
    • Ad film, Music Videos: Creative Awards
    • Ad film, Music Videos: Music Awards
    • Feature Film: Production Awards
    • Feature Film: Creative Awards
    • Feature Film: Music Awards
    • Feature Film: Performance Awards

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    5th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival-2015 aims to celebrate the excellence in cinema. Founded by the Educationexpo TV, a leading entertainment research & branding company, Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival-15 provides chance to filmmakers to showcase their creativity. While the festival is open to filmmakers of all age, we feel that just as it is imperative that we should support and encourage participation by filmmaking community members & professional, it is also important that we find and cultivate the future members of the entertainment industry.


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  • A Night of Horror International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Horror Feature Films
    • Horror Short Animations
    • Horror Short Films
    • H. P. Lovecraft Inspired Short Films
    • Horror Themed Music Videos
    • Horror Screenplay (Feature)
    • Horror Screenplay (Short)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    A Night of Horror International Film Festival is Sydney, Australia's premier horror film event.

    Now in its eighth year, the festival remains dedicated to screening and promoting the work of independent filmmakers working in the horror genre from both Australia and abroad.


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  • ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Action/Sport
    • Animation
    • Documentary
    • Short Fiction/Humor
    • Short Reality
    • Environmental/Activism

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To tell the stories of people and their passion, learn about our environment, explore far away places, and celebrate community. Live, dream, inspire. Make your own Legends.


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  • AFI FESTNext Deadline: 08/08/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Shorts
    • Experimental
    • American Narrative Features
    • American Documentary Features
    • International Narrative Features
    • International Documentary Features

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    AFI FEST presents a survey of the year's most significant films each fall. Featuring international work from emerging filmmakers, global showcases of films from the great masters and red-carpet gala premieres, AFI FEST brings world cinema to the heart of Hollywood.

    Since 2000, the consumer audience at AFI FEST has tripled to over 65,000 attendees with combined media impressions in excess of 1.6 billion worldwide.



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  • Aberdeen Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/18/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • SHORT
    • SHORT DOCUMENTARY
    • EVEN SHORTER SHORT
    • FEATURE
    • FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Aberdeen Film Festival aims to provide culture to Aberdeen through the medium of the moving-image.


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  • Accolade CompetitionNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animation
    • Documentary Feature (58+ minutes)
    • Educational/Instructional/Training
    • Film Feature (58+ minutes)
    • Film Short (57- minutes)
    • Liberation/Social Justice/Protest
    • Public Service Programming/PSA
    • Music Video
    • Special Purpose Productions
    • Movie Trailer
    • Women Filmmakers
    • Children/Family Programming
    • Disability Issues
    • Commercial/Informercial
    • Documentary Short (57- minutes)
    • Experimental
    • Reality Programming
    • Remixes/Mashups
    • Television - Pilot Program
    • Television - All Except Pilots
    • Tube Length Videos (5 minutes or less)
    • Webisode/Internet Programming
    • Gay/Lesbian/Transsexual
    • African American
    • Asian American
    • Native American/Aboriginal Peoples
    • Latino/Hispanic
    • Christian
    • Jewish
    • Islamic

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Accolade is a unique hybrid: it's an top-tier international awards competition with seasonal deadlines, not a traditional film festival. It has seasonal deadlines/judging and grants awards as appropriate within four to six weeks after each deadline. Winners receive publicity as we broadcast the list of winners via press releases and to our email database of more than 40,000+ filmmakers and industry insiders. Winning an Accolade will help you get noticed. The Accolade has been very successful in introducing winners to distributors who can sell licensing rights around the world.


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  • Action On Film International Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Music Video
    • Children's Films
    • Short Shorts
    • Screenplays
    • Screenplay Shorts
    • Screenplay Scenes
    • Features
    • Shorts
    • Action Sequences
    • Documentary
    • Original Scores and Compositions
    • Artwork and Design
    • Teleplays

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Action on Film Festival aims to promote artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition in an atmosphere of unity for the entire AOF family of filmmakers and writers. We do this to enrich the life of the community, filmmakers and of course individuals who pursue careers in front of and behind the camera. By working directly with filmmakers independent of budget, origin, style or genre we celebrate the art of film and filmmakers in addition to:
    -Setting high standards for quality film education and exhibition, placing artistic and cultural merit above commercial appeal.
    -Working collaboratively with filmmakers and producers to increase access to quality film arts, presentations, programs, and projects.
    -Enjoy the art of Action on Film in all of its glory from the delicate movement of the wings of a butterfly to a blazing shoot out on the streets of an inner city.
    -The festival takes place in Theaters and in other professional settings such as the beautiful Pasadena Playhouse, there is nothing wrong with festivals that showcase films in other types of venues but we believe that we must give our filmmakers and writers the best venues to showcase their work as possible.
    - Over the years people have come to understand that Action On Film does not just mean action films it means the action the filmmaker takes to bring his or her dream to the screen and the reaction of the audiences to that work.
    -Oh yeah, we love filmmakers and writers too

    The Action On Film International Film Festival has been honored with being named to many Top Festival Lists both Domestic and Internatioinal. Perhaps it is the free video interviews, or Black Tie Dinner and Award Shows or just the great way filmmakers and writers are treated. Whatever the reason, the AOF Team is proud to be acknowledged by MovieMaker Magazine and for being placed in such high regard as some of the world's other top film festivals.


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  • Africa World Documentary Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/02/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary- Full length
    • Documentary- Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The AWDFF is committed to the promotion of knowledge and culture of Pan African people through cinema.

    In promotion of the Pan African context, public viewings of submissions accepted by AWDFF shall also occur in the USA, Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean.


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  • Alexandria Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/21/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short
    • Feature Length

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The ALEXANDRIA FILM FESTIVAL offers an enriching cinematic experience for filmmakers and film lovers by presenting high quality, new and rarely seen short and feature length films.

    The mission of the ALEXANDRIA FILM FESTIVAL is to promote cinema as an important cultural and educational asset and market Alexandria as a dynamic venue for making, exhibiting, and experiencing cinematic art.


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  • All Sports Los Angeles Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/08/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • Super Short Film
    • Documentary Film
    • Short Documentary Film
    • Super Short Documentary Film
    • Original Family Feature Screenplay
    • Animated Short Film
    • Animated Super Short Film
    • Original Feature Screenplay
    • Short Screenplay
    • Biopic Feature Screenplay
    • Spec Commercials

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    We're here to promote the art of screenwriting and filmmaking in the world of sports and competition.


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  • American Documentary Film Festival and Film FundNext Deadline: 11/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • American Documentary Film Fund
    • Animated Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund (AmDocs) is the largest documentary festival and market on the West Coast of the United States. Our main objective is to promote a world vision of film as seen through the eyes of the filmmaker of whomever or whatever their subject matter may be in order to educate and entertain the film-goer.

    We are also proud to announce that in addition to documentaries, we are seeking short films in the ANIMATION genre, with particular emphasis in animated works that tell a true story.

    In addition to the international film festival, we are proud to share the American Documentary Film Fund with independent American filmmakers who will participate and compete for financing for new projects as well as works in progress.

    Seeing the bigger picture, one film at a time.


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  • Anchorage International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/21/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Documentary
    • Animation - Feature
    • Short - Narrative Fiction
    • Documentary - Super Short
    • Animation - Super Short
    • Animation - Short
    • Super Short - Narrative Fiction
    • Documentary - Short
    • Made in Alaska

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Anchorage International Film Festival (AIFF) is a non-profit arts organization that supports and promotes independent film and new media through screenings, workshops, film competitions, and outreach activities.


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  • AniMazing Spotlight Animation Shorts festivalNext Deadline: 07/14/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animated Shorts, 12 mins. or less

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    AniMazing Spotlight is a unique competition for animated shorts. We’ve lined up an international panel of animation experts who will review the shorts and select award winners, but most importantly, will give personal comments on every short entered. These can be used for edification and promotional purposes.

    We select quarterly winners, and the AniMazing Spotlight Festival culminates in a final awards ceremony in September, with about 40 nominees in various categories.


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  • Animal Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Funny Shorts
    • Feature Films
    • Short Films
    • Student Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Animal Film Festival (AFF) aims to bring awareness about the realities animals face in the world today. The stories showcased in documentary and feature films will be engaging, funny, edgy, beautiful and inspirational. The festival seeks to explore topics about companion animals, wildlife, animals in entertainment, farming, and laboratories. We are looking for films that highlight ways our society celebrates our relationships with non humans, as well as films showing the ways we mistreat them. Animal Film Festival aims to not only entertain audiences but to propel people into action to change their own lives as well as the animals effected.


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  • Ann Arbor Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Experimental (Feature)
    • Narrative (Feature)
    • Documentary (Feature)
    • Animation (Feature)
    • Experimental (Short)
    • Narrative (Short)
    • Documentary (Short)
    • Animation (Short)
    • Music Video (Short)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Ann Arbor Film Festival is committed to support bold, visionary independent filmmakers, advance the art form of film and new media, and engage communities with remarkable cinematic experiences.


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  • Another Hole in the HeadNext Deadline: 08/08/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Features
    • Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    SF IndieFest's Another Hole in the Head genre film festival runs 11 days Dec 5-14 2014.This is our 11 year anniversary and we're going big. Our annual festival of horror, sci-fi, dark fantasy and exploitation cinema defies convention to bring you the most outrageous genre films from both emerging and established filmmakers. Almost two weeks of celluloid mayhem not usually found in your local cineplex!

    “San Francisco’s original genre film festival is characterized by a scrappy, DIY aesthetic that eschews big studio content and recent trends towards elevated genre. Holehead’s programming remains curatorially committed to the genre’s graphic roots in shockploitation, visceral thrills and gleeful mayhem.” – Michael Guillen, The Evening Class


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  • Apollo International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Fiction
    • Feature Documentary
    • Short Fiction
    • Short Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Apollo Film Festival serves as a showcase for the discovery of new and emerging independent artists and is dedicated to the nurturing and development of their vision. We accept films in every genre, on any topic, from every country around the world. The festival program is selected from 100% blind submissions and we do not disqualify any films based on premiere status or date of completion


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  • Arizona Underground Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Features
    • Narrative Features
    • Horror Features
    • Experimental Features
    • Animation Features
    • Exploitation Features
    • Narrative Shorts
    • Exploitation Shorts
    • Horror Shorts
    • Documentary Shorts
    • Experimental Shorts
    • Animation Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our mission is to showcase the work of filmmakers with defiantly independent visions. We want to represent every genre of independent film from across the world during this celebration of the independent artist, and their work.


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  • Arpa International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • Documentary
    • Animation
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    In a world increasingly dependent upon cultural understanding, Arpa International Film Festival is a dynamic and important destination for filmmakers wishing to screen in Los Angeles - and develop careers in Hollywood.

    Dedicated to cultivating cultural understanding and global empathy, Arpa serves as a forum for local and international cinema. Arpa focuses on the work of filmmakers who explore the issues of war, genocide, diaspora, exile, environmentalism, and multi-culturalism - issues that are extremely relevant to the community of Los Angeles Armenians that founded the festival, and to the global community at large. Through film screenings, panel discussions, and networking events Arpa bridges cultural divides by fostering dialogue amongst people of diverse ethnicities and lifestyles. Finally, Arpa celebrates the ideals of independent thought, artistic vision and social understanding.


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  • Asheville Cinema FestivalNext Deadline: 07/16/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Student Film
    • Animated

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    We strive to celebrate all types of indie filmmakers, and also nurture their skills. The 2013 Asheville Cinema Festival (ACF) had over 45 filmmakers attend for Q&As with their films, meet industry professionals, make new connections, and attend workshops.

    We were able provide a discount for housing for our filmmakers and their guests.

    ACF 2013 was also among the first screenings anywhere of this year's films August: Osage County and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which won Best of the Festival. With the 2014 FESTIVAL we are going to provide an even more unique and rewarding experience for every one of our accepted filmmakers.

    The mission of ACF is to inspire both filmmakers and lovers of film to embrace and support the world of independent cinema. We strive to bring the best narrative features, documentaries, shorts, foreign, student, and animated films from around the world to the passionate cinema audience of Western North Carolina.

    ACF also aspires to have as many filmmakers as possible attend with their films to share them with audiences and other filmmakers. The internationally popular mountain setting of Asheville, NC provides a perfect backdrop for this festival celebrating independent film.


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  • Asia Pacific International Filmmaker Festival and A...Next Deadline: 09/20/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films
    • Short Films
    • Rising Star

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The festival is established to encourage newcomers and students to explore their talents and give the best of their efforts and passions for the beauty of art, the deliverance of message/information, the variety of life, and for the film industry itself through freedom to express their voices.

    It aimed to support independent filmmakers but also to serve any filmmakers from various parts of the world to extend their movies to Asia Pacific regions by joining this film festival.


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  • Asians On Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short - Action/Adventure
    • Short - Drama
    • Short - Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Horror
    • Short - Documentary
    • Short - Animation
    • Short - Comedy
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Asians On Film Festival is an extension of our website www.AsiansOnFilm.com, our Facebook pages www.facebook.com/AsiansOnFilm, and our youtube page www.youtube.com/ErikSunProductions where our primary focus is to provide recognition to Asian/Pacific Islanders who are minorities in their film industries either as actors, actresses, writers, directors, producers, editors and/or those who work in other aspects of filmmaking. We are committed to promotion via news, information, interviews and recognition given by the festival. We hope to show the world talent that otherwise may be missed. With readership around the world we expect the marriage of the website and the festival will provide an amazing forum and recognition for great films.


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  • Atlanta Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/26/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Experimental Short
    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Animated Short
    • Puppetry Shorts
    • Documentary Short
    • Narrative Short
    • Music Videos

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Atlanta Film Festival is to lead the community in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image. It works to bring filmmakers and audiences together through year-around screenings, events, and networking opportunities.


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  • Atlanta Horror Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Horror
    • Sci-Fi
    • Zombie
    • Thriller
    • Drama
    • Comedy-Horror
    • Narrative Feature
    • Supernatural
    • Animation
    • ExpERIEmental

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The 8th Annual Atlanta Horror Film Festival will showcase the very best independent films from across the world as we celebrated the art of horror.

    Since 2006, the festival has been a favorite of filmmakers and fans from Atlanta and beyond.

    Our focus is to celebrate independent cinema, and we strive to feature as many great films as we can during this great weekend of screenings.

    AHFF showcases horror, sci-fi, gore, thrillers, mysteries, dark comedies, expERIEmentals, drama, animations, zombie films, cult - almost every genre you can imagine!

    Although we love traditional horror, we are not attempting to create the typical showcase of blood and guts. AHFF presents cutting-edge films that represent the new genre of horror - films that audiences can’t and won’t forget.

    We encourage all talented filmmakers to enter their short and feature-length films today for the Atlanta Horror Film Festival.



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  • Atlanta International Documentary Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Features
    • Documentary Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The 9th Annual Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival (DocuFest Atlanta) is an annual celebration of documentary films and filmmakers.

    The Atlanta International Documentary Festival (DocuFest Atlanta) brings you the best in independent documentary film and video from across the globe.

    DocuFest Atlanta showcases meaningful life stories which educate and entertain audiences of every demographic.

    We encourage talented documentary filmmakers from every country to enter their short and feature length documentary films. Come share your story with our audience, and meet other documentary filmmakers from all over the world.

    Join us for this very special event, where life-changing documentary films and their creators are celebrated.




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  • Atlanta Jewish Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/22/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) is a 23-day cinematic exploration of Jewish life, culture and history. Seeking to use the power of film to both entertain and educate, AJFF challenges conventional perspectives on complex and challenging issues facing both the Jewish and global communities.


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  • Atlanta ShortsfestNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Music Video
    • Narrative Shorts
    • Documentary Shorts
    • Experimental Shorts
    • Animated Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Fifth Annual Atlanta Shortsfest showcases a diverse mix of short films by ultra-talented filmmakers from across the globe.

    Traditionally, short films often do not garner the attention they deserve on the festival circuit. Atlanta Shortsfest was established to spotlight and promote excellent short films, and provide an important platform to share and discuss your work with appreciative audiences and fellow filmmakers.

    The Atlanta Shortsfest showcases a variety of short films with a running time under 45 minutes. Judges program comedy, animation, documentary, experimental, horror & sci-fi, personal, erotic, fantasy, drama, thrillers, action & adventure, cult and just about any other genre you can imagine.

    Filmmakers of all experience levels are encouraged to enter their short films today for the next Atlanta Shortsfest,




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  • Atlanta Underground Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Features
    • Documentary Features
    • Animation
    • Music Video
    • Experimental
    • Narrative Shorts
    • Documentary Shorts
    • Non-Narrative
    • Erotic

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Since 2004, the Atlanta Underground Film Festival (AUFF) has served as a forum where independent filmmakers thrive outside the mainstream arena.

    The AUFF exposes and promotes creative artists who work outside the system to create DIY, grass-roots movies that break the boundaries of film and video. Through the festival, these talented independent filmmakers now have a voice in a market typically saturated with commercial entertainment designed to satisfy the audience's expectations.

    Much more than the traditional stuffy film festival, Atlanta Underground Film Festival will showcase short and feature films in a down-to-earth, welcoming setting where filmmakers and fans are encouraged to connect and collaborate.

    AUFF is celebrating 11 years in 2014, and the festival will be the biggest and best yet! After 11 years, we are proud to have showcased thousands of incredible up-and-coming film and video artists from nearly every country in the world.

    Join us for this incredible celebration! Submit your features and shorts of every genre today, and experience the 11th Annual Atlanta Underground Film Festival.


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  • Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF)Next Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF) showcases the best in Asian and Asian American Cinema in order to celebrate our communities, entertain and enlighten the public, and support the creative talents of Asian American and Asian artists.


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  • Austin Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Student Short
    • Documentary Short
    • Narrative Short
    • Animated Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Dark Matters Feature
    • Comedy Vanguard Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of filmmaking by inspiring and championing the work of screenwriters, filmmakers, and all artists who use the language of film to tell a story.

    Austin Film Festival recognizes the writer as the heart of the creative process of filmmaking and strives to uncover outstanding, emerging filmmakers; serve as a creative catalyst for legendary, contemporary and rising talent; foster their development through panels, workshops and master classes conducted by professionals; recognize, encourage, and challenge the skills of these new filmmakers and provide outreach opportunities to writers and filmmakers.


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  • Austin International Short Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Foreign Film
    • Drama
    • Comedy
    • Animation
    • Documentary
    • Experimental
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Austin International Short Film Festival provides a showcase for the best short-form cinema and its creators in the world.

    We feel that short form cinema and its creators should have their own premier film festival in Austin deserving similar recognition given to the feature film and its creators. The heart of the festival will be our quality and scope of extraordinary film programming.

    In order to showcase the best short films and its filmmakers from around the world, we created the Austin International Short Film Festival


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  • Automotive Film and Arts Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Web Micro
    • Short
    • Full Length

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our mission is to discover and present great stories from the automotive world that are told in a wonderful cinematic way.


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  • Awareness Fest
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Features- Green!
    • Features- Stayin' Alive
    • Grades 6-12 Films
    • Features- Obamanation
    • Features- Spirit
    • Shorts
    • Music Videos
    • Shorts-Documentary
    • Student Films
    • Scripts that Inspire
    • Community Programs/PSA
    • Student Film-Short doc or narrative

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Mission of the Awareness Film Festival is to bring awareness to today’s Ecological, Health/Well Being, Spirit and Political/Lands without borders Topics. We will showcase both Documentary and Narrative Feature and Short Films. This Festival is a Fundraiser for the 501(c)(3) charity Heal One World. Any net proceeds of this event go to fund programs for the charity.


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  • BACK IN THE BOX COMPETITIONNext Deadline: 07/17/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Screenplay, Teleplay, Series
    • Film, Video, Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Fernleif Productions is dedicated to making films that will change your life.

    Fernleif Productions is always working to give new and emerging talent a chance to showcase their work. Many writers and film makers never get the opportunity to have their creations brought to life or viewed by a mass audience, and this competition helps them fulfill that vision. The winners of this competition will have the opportunity to work directly with Fernleif Productions to get maximum exposure to their work. This could include having your work produced by Fernleif Productions

    Several of the screenplays from prior year competitions have gone into production.


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  • BE FILM INTERNATIONAL FEATURES FESTIVALNext Deadline: 07/24/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative
    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    After over 10 years exclusively dedicated to showcase the best international short films in all categories, Laurence Asseraf Founder & Director of BE FILM The Underground Film Festival has decided to apply her expertise to features, and once again provide the young and vibrant international filmmakers’ community a launching pad in New York City. It is in this spirit that BE FILM International Features Festival (BEFILMIFF) has been created. Primarily catered to the industry, and closed to the general public, BEFILMIFF will showcase a selection of international independent feature films seeking distribution in the US. The festival will take place in one of the most exclusive private screening rooms of the City: The 500 Park Avenue Screening Room, where major US publicists and distributors will be invited to view the films over the course of a long week end.


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  • BEL AIR FILM FESTIVALNext Deadline: 07/14/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Documentary Film
    • Feature Film
    • Student Short Film
    • Television Pilot
    • Short Film Comedy

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Bel Air Film Festival is an annual international film festival held throughout Bel Air and greater Los Angeles. The festival promotes the appreciation and knowledge of film.


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  • BRIGAND SHORTS 2014Next Deadline: 07/28/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative
    • Documentary
    • Animation
    • Music Video
    • Student Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    We will showcase the finest short films to a summer audience of nearly 2,000 every other Monday for 6 weeks at beautiful Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado.


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  • Bahamas International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/17/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Films
    • Documentaries
    • Caribbean Spotlight
    • Shorts
    • Caribbean Spotlight Script Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Save The Date: December 4 - 14, 2014

    The Bahamas International Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the local community and International visitors with a diverse presentation of films from around the world. In addition to offering films that might not otherwise be released theatrically in the Bahamas, BIFF will provide a unique cultural experience, educational programs, and forums for exploring the future of cinema. BIFF aims to raise the level of film debate, participation and education in The Bahamas.


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  • Bath Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • BFF IMDb New Filmmaker Award
    • Shorts
    • BFF IMDb Script to Screen Award

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Bath Film Festival is a showcase for the most creative, intelligent, and thought provoking new films and film events in the South West of England, providing opportunities for new film makers and reaching a diverse audience from the local area and beyond.

    Our mission is to help make Bath a centre of film excellence.

    The 24th Bath Film Festival will take place in Bath in 2014.


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  • Beaufort International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary
    • Short Film
    • Student Film
    • Feature Film
    • Animation
    • Screenplay

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Beaufort International Film Festival is to enliven our community by fostering and developing a rich appreciation for art of filmmaking.


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  • Beloit International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Best Wisconsin (any Category)
    • International Animation (any length)
    • International Documentary
    • International Feature
    • International Short
    • Best Screenplay Award
    • International Student
    • Best Soundtrack Award
    • International LGBT Film
    • International Comedy Short
    • International Music Video
    • Best Illinois (any category)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Beloit International Film Festival is dedicated to enhancing the creative impulses of our community. We see this as another great opportunity for Beloit to make its mark, attracting new audiences and offering new cultural excitement for permanent and potential residents and families from throughout the area. We are excited about putting a silver-screen glow on the dark days of winter.


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  • BendFilm Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Narrative Feature
    • Student Film
    • Documentary Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    BendFilm celebrates our 11th year with the brave voice of independent cinema through films, lectures and education.


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  • Bent-ConNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative
    • Short
    • Doc

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    BENT-CON is a 501(c)3, non-profit corporation that was created in 2010 to create awareness, promote, encourage, celebrate and appreciate LGBTQ and our Allies contributions to comic-book, gaming, scifi, fantasy horror, thriller and mystery mediums from artists, writers, creators, publishers, directors, actors, and producers, that create works targeted directly to LGBT audiences or the larger realm of underground and mainstream pop-culture as a whole.


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  • Berlin Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/26/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Low-Budget Feature (budget €250k to €1M)
    • Micro-Budget Feature (budget under €250k)
    • No-Budget Feature (budget under €25k)
    • Sci-Fi / Horror Feature Film
    • Female Director Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Short Film
    • Short Documentary
    • Animated Short
    • Experimental Short
    • Horror / Sci-Fi Short
    • Music Video
    • Feature Screenplay
    • Sci-Fi / Horror Screenplay
    • Comedy Screenplay

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Berlin Independent Film Festival is at the epicentre for low-budget filmmaking in Europe. While the Berlin Independent Film Festival is not connected with the Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale), BIFF runs at the same time, and not far from the European Film Market and draws on all the film industry power gathered in Berlin for those events.

    As well as a offering plenty of screening opportunities for indie films, BIFF is developing into a crucial business hub for the low-budget film industry. BIFF hosts workshops and networking social events where attending filmmakers help each other out with marketing advice and EFM tips.

    With an emphasis on showcasing new filmmakers achieving great things with tiny budgets, BIFF’s exciting programme of films and events combines a commitment to indie filmmaking ideals with a solid understanding of their potential in the marketplace.


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  • Berlin Short Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Short Documentary
    • Sci-Fi Short Film
    • Horror Short Film
    • Experimental Short Film
    • Short Short Film
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Annual Berlin Short Film Festival aims to be one of Europe's leading film festivals for short filmmakers. It is a unique platform for new talent and a celebration of cinematic creativity and innovation. The Festival attracts an astonishing array of filmmakers from across the world and offers Berliners an extraordinary chance to glimpse the future of cinema.


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  • Best Actors Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/18/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Best Actor in a Short Drama
    • Best Actor in a Feature Comedy
    • Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Comedy
    • Best Ensemble Cast in a Feature Comedy
    • Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Drama
    • Best Director in a Feature Comedy
    • Best Actor in a Feature Drama
    • Best Ensemble Cast in a Feature Drama
    • All Dramedy Feature Category
    • Best Director in a Feature Drama
    • Best Actor Dramedy Short
    • Best Supporting Actor Dramedy Short
    • Best Ensemble Cast Dramedy Short
    • Best Director Dramedy Short
    • All Dramedy Short Category
    • Best Actor Dramedy Feature
    • Best Supporting Actor Dramedy Feature
    • Best Ensemble Cast Dramedy Feature
    • Best Director Dramedy Feature
    • Best Actor in a Short Comedy
    • Best Supporting Actor in a Short Comedy
    • Best Ensemble Cast in a Short Comedy
    • Best Director in a Short Comedy
    • Best Supporting Actor in a Short Drama
    • Best Ensemble Cast in a Short Drama
    • Best Director in a Short Drama
    • All Feature Drama Categories
    • All Feature Comedy Categories
    • All Short Drama Caregories
    • All Short Comedy Categories

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Best Actors Film Festival is committed to celebrating excellence in creativity, passion and the craft of acting and directing. BAFFSF focuses on recognition for the contributions and performances of Actors and Directors in the film making process. First Films are encouraged to submit.


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  • Best Shorts CompetitionNext Deadline: 07/18/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Commercial/Infomerical
    • Documentary Short (57- minutes)
    • Educational/Instructional/Training
    • Experimental
    • Film Short (57- minutes)
    • Liberation/Social Justice/Protest
    • Movie Trailer
    • Music Video
    • Public Service Programming/PSA
    • Reality Programming
    • Remixes/Mashups
    • Special Purpose Productions
    • Television - Pilot Program
    • Television - All Except Pilot
    • Tube Length Videos (5- minutes)
    • Animation
    • Webisode/Internet Programming
    • Women Filmmakers
    • Filmmaker 17 and Younger
    • Children/Family Programming
    • Disability Issues
    • Gay/Lesbian/Transsexual
    • African American
    • Asian American
    • Latin American/Latino/Hispanic
    • Native American/Aboriginal Peoples
    • Christian
    • Jewish
    • Islamic

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Best Shorts Competition is not a traditional film festival; rather it is an avant-garde worldwide competition that strives to give talented directors, producers, actors, members of the creative team and new media creators the positive exposure they deserve. It discovers and honors the achievements of filmmakers worldwide who produce high quality shorts and new media. It promotes the award winners through press releases to over 40,000 filmmakers, industry contacts and media/distribution outlets.

    The Best Shorts Competition proudly conforms to the Universal Film & Festival Organization's Best Business Practices.


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  • Beverly Hills Shorts FestivalNext Deadline: 08/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Short Film
    • Documentary Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Going into it's 8th year, the Beverly Hills Shorts Festival has become one of the premiere short format film festivals in the world. The festival is all about short films, filmmakers and promoting short film to the "industry" in a luxurious, professional and exciting environment.


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  • Big Apple Film Festival (New York)Next Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • Experimental
    • Feature Documentary
    • Short Documentary
    • Animation
    • Student Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Big Apple Film Festival, in conjunction with the Big Apple Film Society, is dedicated to showcasing and promoting the highest quality films from the New York City independent film community, as well as additional specially selected films from across the country and around the world. Named one of MovieMaker Magazine's top "25 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee" and "25 Coolest Film Festivals" BAFF seeks to highlight films and filmmakers that reflect the unique qualities of New York City. Our mission is to celebrate the great city of New York through exhibition of innovative filmmaking. We seek to bridge the gap between dedicated independent film audiences and filmmakers, as well as to connect emerging filmmakers with established industry professionals. In addition, as New York City is synonymous with cultural diversity, a primary purpose of the festival is to recognize films and filmmakers that seek to focus their attention on the unique qualities of individuals of diverse backgrounds and ethnicities.


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  • Big Easy International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/14/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Short
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Narrative Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The 6th Annual Big Easy International Film Festival seeks to bring the world of film to the amazing city of New Orleans while bringing the amazing variety of New Orleans music to the world. Giving filmmakers an opportunity to screen their work in what is the most creative city in the U.S., while providing a fall-time opportunity to experience some amazing Big Easy music.

    A truly amazing experience awaits every filmmaker attending the Big Easy International Film and Music Festival! Two venues, one focusing on shorts, the other on feature films.


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  • Big Mini Media FestivalNext Deadline: 08/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Screenplay
    • Experimental
    • Short Narrative
    • Feature Documentary
    • Animation
    • Feature Screenplay
    • Short Documentary
    • Super Short (one minute or less)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Big Mini Media Festival was set up 14 years ago to showcase undiscovered talent using media that were not generally hitting the mainstream. After a decade, BMM is still doing that - giving an outlet to up-and-coming filmmakers from around the world to show off their talent. With a growing group of sponsor/partners, BMM looks to differentiate itself in its second decade.


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  • Big Sky Documentary Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Films & Videos

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival celebrates the art of non-fiction filmmaking and promotes media literacy by establishing a forum for documentary film in the American West.


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  • Big Star Screenwriting CompetitionNext Deadline: 07/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Teleplay (any genre) short or long form
    • Drama
    • Comedy
    • Science Fiction/ Horror / Fantasy
    • DSA Member Only
    • Short Film Script (25 pages or less)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Big Star Screenwriting Competition is to discover the best unproduced screenplays and to recognize the finest talent and original storytellers from among today's emerging screenwriters. The Competition is sponsored by the non-profit Dallas Screenwriters Association, one of the oldest and largest screenwriting organizations in the country, celebrating our 30th year of nurturing and educating screenwriters and advancing their careers.


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  • Black Earth Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film
    • Documentary
    • Animation
    • Short Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Black Earth Film Festival was founded to expose the surrounding community to independent film and to provide a venue for independent film makers to showcase their work.


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  • Black Maria Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative
    • Experimental
    • Animation
    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Since 1981, the mission of the Black Maria Film Festival has been to promote, illuminate, and advocate innovation in the art of the moving image. The festival has passionately embraced this mission for the past thirty-two years.

    The Black Maria advances and publicly exhibits the work of diverse, passionate, exceptional, independent, non-commercial film and video makers. We focus on short films including those that address issues and struggles within contemporary society. We conduct an annual juried competition with awards for 40 to 50 works chosen for the festival tour. We travel to 45 or more host venues across the United States and abroad each season. It is the tradition of lively inquiry, innovation, open artistic exploration, independent vision, and illumination of the human condition in all of its manifestations that motivates the festival's work on behalf of contemporary film and video.

    The Black Maria Film Festival is named after the world's first motion picture studio built by Thomas Edison, where he made all of his own short experimental films.

    Moviemaker's Spring 2010 issue lists the Black Maria Film Festival as one of "25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee."


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  • Borrego Springs Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary
    • Latino
    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of Borrego Springs Film Festival is to bring filmmakers and film fans to our unique and beautiful desert region, and to provide an environment where quality independent films that stimulate heart and mind will be screened, discussed, and enjoyed. We strive to expose audiences to the artistry, issues, and perspectives in current independent film by providing quality, well-attended events where filmmakers can exhibit their work, engage in networking, and have a great experience.


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  • Boston International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/08/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Indie Spirit/Dramatic Competition Feature
    • Indie Animation
    • Indie Soul/Short Competition
    • Indie Specs/Doc Competition
    • Screenplay To Production
    • Indie Experimental

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Boston International Film Festival was
    created to celebrate the art of filmmaking and to honor the filmmakers who make it all possible. This is a festival dedicated to rewarding artists for their individual talents and for their creative expression through the medium of film.

    The festival strives to bring together in Boston local, national and international filmmakers by promoting the world's most artistic and creative independent and experimental films.


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  • Boston Underground Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/28/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Medium Length
    • Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Boston Underground Film Festival (BUFF) is an annual festival committed to the celebration of alternative vision and cultivation of independent, provocative and experimental filmmaking. By featuring work that pushes the envelope in form, style and content, BUFF seeks to be a platform for the screening of new work and a forum for the exchange of ideas amongst filmmakers, curators and audiences.


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  • Boulder International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • Short Documentary
    • Feature Documentary
    • Student Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Quite simply, The Boulder International Film Festival offers filmmakers superb hospitality, excellent exposure opportunities and huge, enthusiastic audiences, all combining to create an incredible festival experience. Filmmakers enjoy luxurious upscale accommodations just steps from the Festival's main venue, a travel stipend (stipend for feature filmmakers only), a gift card for a local marijuana dispensary for filmmakers over 21 (marijuana is legal in Colorado), and an exclusive Red Carpet VIP pass to the galas and legendary parties, where plenty of interaction with Academy Award-winning celebrities and directors is the norm. Of course, most people come to Colorado in March to ski (it’s our best month!). Filmmakers can head up to the slopes for the best skiing of the year, and will receive a free lift ticket and ski rental at our favorite ski resort a short drive from Boulder. World-class food and drink and fantastic parties every night all add up to one of the most welcoming, filmmaker-friendly festivals on the circuit. Submit to BIFF today, you'll love it here.


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  • British Documentary Film FestivalNext Deadline: 11/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Environmental Documentaries
    • Social Documentaries
    • Wildlife Documentaries
    • Heritage Documentaries
    • Short Documentaries

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The British Documentary Film Festival provides a London showcase for a diverse range of documentaries, including challenging, exciting and important works.

    We welcome first time film-makers and students as well as experienced professionals.


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  • British Horror Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/27/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • Student Film
    • Screenplays

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Promoting British & International Horror Films!

    The British Horror Film Festival is one of the most important and influential horror film festivals in the UK and has a rapidly growing international reputation.

    Our goal is to regularly grow the number of screens that the festival is screened on, simultaneously around the UK. We have been growing these screens since 2011 when we screened the festival on 2 screens, Bournemouth and London's Leicester Square.

    This gives your movie a chance to be seen by a wider audience and have a one day theatrical release in the UK, as well as a prestigious Leicester Square premiere/debut.

    We also have the 'Horror Awards'. These beautiful Crystal Awards are presented at the end of the festival at an awards ceremony.
    Previous winners of these prestigious awards have gone on to secure distribution deals in the UK and abroad. The 2013 awards were sponsored by Haunted: After Dark.

    Each film screened is nominated in at least one awards category and often many others.

    We are committed to increasing the profile of independent horror films and film-makers. A number of reviewers are present at all our screenings, to ensure you get plenty of global publicity, both on-line and in print for your film.

    Prepare to scream ... about films!


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  • British Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 11/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • Student Film
    • Music Video
    • Documentary
    • Unproduced Screenplay

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The British Independent Film Festival is an event designed to showcase independent films from around the world with a focus on British talent.

    Our aim is to bring maximum exposure to independent films, by having multiple screenings of your movie and national press coverage. We arrange interviews for film-makers, a red carpet experience at your Leicester Square premiere and ensure a packed house watches your film.

    Also, movies that make our Official Selection are nominated for our prestigious awards at the closing Awards Ceremony.


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  • Bronx International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/25/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animation
    • Documentaries
    • Narrative

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Bronx International Film Festival promotes the cultural and artistic vitality of The Bronx by celebrating its place in film history and the spirit and passion of the independent filmmaker.


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  • Brooklyn Girl Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/06/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Experimental or Animated Short and Music Video
    • Feature (Fiction or Non-Fiction)
    • Short (Fiction or Non-Fiction)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Brooklyn Girl Film Festival seeks to empower women filmmakers from around the globe, and honor their unique and relevant interpretation of the world around them. We strive to strengthen the community of women in the film industry.


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  • Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Micro Short
    • International Micro Short
    • Music Video
    • International Music Video
    • Western New York Feature
    • Western New York Medium Length
    • International Medium Length Film
    • International Short Film
    • Medium Length Film
    • Short Film
    • International Feature Film
    • Unproduced Feature Film Screenplay
    • Western New York Short
    • Western New York Micro Short
    • Western New York Music Video
    • Feature Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival is an International Film Festival with an emphasis on genre films. Our mission is two-fold: to bring the best Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Action, Thriller, Animation, Cult and Fan Films from around the world to Buffalo, New York, and to shine a spotlight on quality films produced by local talent. We are a filmmaker friendly festival and wish to show our city in its best light and foster rising talent. In 2013, we screened 85 films, which broke down to 26 features, 59 shorts, 27 international films, and 13 local productions, and 30 filmmakers from out of town came to our city to screen their work. Our hotel is close to our venue, and there are plenty of restaurants nearby, not to mention Niagara Falls. In general, we provide two free passes to the entire festival for each film we select for screening, but for out of town filmmakers willing to travel to attend, we will provide additional passes. Western New York Films are not restricted to the categories listed above; to help our growing film community, we will also accept WNY comedies and dramas for consideration.


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  • Busan International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Asian Features
    • Asian Shorts
    • Asian Documentaries
    • World Features
    • World Shorts
    • World Documentaries
    • Korean Features
    • Korean Shorts
    • Korean Documentaries

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Busan International Film Festival endeavors to encourage the appreciation and promotion of the art of cinema. The Festival aims to present a quality showcase of films produced around the world, especially with focus on introducing new films and discovering new talents from Asia.


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  • Byron Bay International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/18/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Feature Films
    • Surf Films
    • Environmental Films
    • Out of Competition - under 30 minutes
    • Byron Bay Filmmaker - Northern NSW Residents only
    • Dramatic Short Films
    • Dramatic Feature Films
    • Documentary Short Films
    • Animations
    • Experimental Films
    • Music Videos
    • Young Australian Filmmaker
    • Out of Competition - over 30 minutes

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    An alternative lifestyle mecca, surfers' utopia, filmmakers' hub and millionaires' playground. Byron Bay's vibrant, artistic, freethinking community is a melting pot like no other.

    The Byron Bay International Film Festival is an Australian Film Festival that screens a diverse programme of films, of ALL LENGTHS and ALL GENRES, many of which reflect the interests and values of our unique local community - maintaining a strong emphasis on social and environmental issues, human rights, diversity and multiculturalism, creativity, indigenous culture, spirit, healing, connecting to nature, conscious thinking and positive living, music of every variety, colourful characters, humour and, of course being Byron Bay, surfing.

    BBFF provides a platform for independent filmmakers in all stages of their careers.

    We believe in creating opportunities wherever possible and we aim to profile selected filmmakers and promote their films both before and after our festival. We bring the work of talented creatives to an appreciative and intelligent audience and our festival is supported by some of the heavyweights of the Australian Film Industry.

    We encourage attending filmmakers to participate in Q &A's, Discussion Panels, Workshops and Networking Events.


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  • CAAMFest presented by The Center For Asian American...Next Deadline: 08/25/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Asian American Documentaries
    • Asian American Narratives
    • International Documentaries
    • International Narratives
    • Shorts
    • Digital and Interactive Media Projects

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. We do this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media.


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  • CHINH INDIA KIDS FILM FESTIVALNext Deadline: 08/19/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Pre School Films
    • Early Education Films
    • Animation Films for Children
    • Kids for Kids

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Prioritizing the children audience and creating media space for children.


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  • CREATIVE ARTS FILM FESTIVALNext Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Dramatic Short Film
    • Action Adventure Short Film
    • Fantasy Short Film
    • Experimental Short Film
    • Animated Short Film
    • Horror Short Film
    • Science Fiction Short Film
    • Thriller Short Film
    • Documentary Short Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    As an online short film festival, the Creative Arts Film Festival (CAFF) is deeply committed to the art of filmmaking and our mission is three-fold.

    First, we work to build maximum exposure for our filmmakers to fans around the world. CAFF believes that by building a legion of fans, every filmmaker gains more opportunity to work their film career to the level they hope for.

    Second, we strive to have as many industry professionals as possible visit our website, especially during the festival run, to feature the filmmakers' work to them, with a goal of career creation to the top levels of the entertainment industry.

    Third, to produce an exciting and unforgettable film festival experience for the fans of short films, and movie lovers from around the world.

    CAFF feels our creative artists produce some of the best films ever made and we strive to do our best to celebrate and support their undying devotion to art and creativity, with an acknowledgement of their commitment and compliment to the craft of filmmaking.

    Thank You and Good Luck from Terror Film Festival.



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  • California International Shorts Festival (Fall)Next Deadline: 07/23/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Shorts
    • Documentary Shorts
    • Animated Shorts
    • Experimental Shorts
    • Foreign Shorts
    • Student Shorts
    • Music Video
    • Commercials
    • Scripts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Here at the California International Shorts Festival (CISF) our main purpose is to help and encourage independent filmmakers and writers by providing a showcase platform for their talents in a sociable networking environment.


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  • Canberra Short Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • National
    • Documentary
    • International
    • Canberra
    • Under 18s

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Canberra Short Film Festival represents the best films from around Australia and the world through a variety of categories, in any genre, style and length up to 20 minutes.

    The judges want to see something beautiful, or strange, or scary, or happy. We want our audiences to be affected by your films in any BIG way possible.


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  • Capital City Black Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) exists to provide burgeoning filmmakers from across the nation an opportunity to showcase their work in one of the top cities in the United States for independent filmmakers, Austin Texas. CCBFF is dedicated to films written, directed or produced by Black filmmakers or films with Black actors in principle roles. CCBFF also educates filmmakers on the vast resources available to them in Austin, and in Texas.


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  • Carmel International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film
    • Feature Documentary
    • Short Film
    • Student
    • Screenplay Competition
    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Carmel International Film Festival is committed to providing artists a platform to share their stories and their art.

    The Carmel International Film Festival presents six awards at the festival in October: Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short, Best Student Film and a new category Best Animation.


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  • Catalina Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Conservation Series
    • Documentary
    • Animation
    • Student Film
    • Script Contest
    • Feature Film
    • Horror

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our non-profit mission on the USA's only west coast resort island (right here in Los Angeles County), is to help celebrate and promote our filmmakers to the Los Angeles arts and entertainment community, but also to help support the local community of Catalina (“Hollywood’s Island”) with all of its rich cinema history and protected beauty.

    Through our screenings, industry panels and networking events, the festival attendees are exposed to the Hollywood experience through a wide spectrum of film, industry meetings and interactions. Separate from our main film competitions, and along with our beneficiary the Catalina Island Conservancy, we also have special honors for filmmakers dedicated to conservation who are nurturing their goal of protecting, restoring, and experiencing the power of nature.

    Our festival mission is designed to help create a platform for the filmmakers to be seen, but more importantly, to help get them the industry exposure they will need to help sustain their craft for many years to come.


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  • Charleston International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/19/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Screenplay Competition
    • Short Subject
    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Charleston International Film Festival (CIFF) was created to bring people together through the art and science of film. Through this unique art, which has the power to touch our emotions and provoke thought like no other, we intend to promote the exchange of ideas, a greater cross-cultural awareness and to inspire filmmakers from around the world.


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  • Chelsea Fashion & Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films
    • Playlet

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    A Fashion & Film festival, human rights benefit gala featuring www.love146.org. Love146 is a non-profit to protect, educate, and empower children. Love146 believes in helping grow the movement of abolition while providing effective, thoughtful solutions. Get seen by New York City's human rights groups, film, arts, fashion community!


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  • Chelsea Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/28/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature length films
    • Documentaries
    • Short Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Chelsea Film Festival is an organization dedicated to supporting films and the artists who create them by providing a creative forum for exchange and discovery with the public.


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  • Chicago Horror Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/14/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • Unproduced Screenplay

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Chicago Horror Film Festival is an independent film festival.

    We strive to support independent film, and promote all types of dark art. We go the extra mile to get recognition beyond the festival alone for the amazingly talented people in this industry. Even films submitted to us that don't get accepted for the festival are very often reviewed and written about my one of our columnists for one of our websites or print magazine publications.


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  • Chicago International REEL Shorts FestivalNext Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film Documentary
    • Short Film Narrative
    • Short Film Youth
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Chicago International REEL Shorts Festival seeks to provide opportunity for filmmakers around the world by showcasing their work to REEL PEOPLE in the Chicagoland area. We seek to provide a supportive atmosphere with low entry fees and low cost ticket prices. We are the REEL filmmakers choice for showcasing REEL talent to REEL people.


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  • Cincinnati Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Narrative Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Cincinnati Film Festival was created as a means to foster awareness of the cinematic arts in southwestern Ohio; to foster and encourage the growth of new filmmakers and film production as an art form; and to bring diverse local, national, and international films and filmmakers to the region to showcase their works to the public in an interactive atmosphere.


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  • CineRockom International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Scripts CANNES CineRocKom
    • TV Reality Pilot CANNES CineRocKom
    • Feature Film CANNES CineRocKom
    • Short Film CANNES CineRocKom
    • Featurette Film CANNES CineRocKom
    • Documentary Film CANNES CineRocKom
    • Music Video CANNES CineRocKom
    • Music Videos Film Hong Kong CineRocKom
    • Scripts Film Hong Kong CineRocKom
    • Webisode Film Hong Kong CineRocKom
    • TV Reality Show Film Hong Kong CineRocKom
    • Webisode Film HOLLYWOOD CineRocKom
    • Feature Film Hong Kong CineRocKom
    • Short Film Hong Kong CineRocKom
    • Documentary Film Hong Kong CineRocKom
    • Featurette Film Hong Kong CineRocKom
    • TV Reality Show Film HOLLYWOOD CineRocKom
    • Feature Film HOLLYWOOD CineRocKom
    • Short Film HOLLYWOOD CineRocKom
    • Featurette Film HOLLYWOOD CineRocKom
    • Documentary Film HOLLYWOOD CineRocKom
    • Music Video Film HOLLYWOOD CineRocKom
    • Scripts HOLLYWOOD CineRocKom

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Cinerockom
    Hollywood - Cannes - Hong Kong

    CineRocKom has the objective to host the worldwide most talented, professional and new writers and filmmakers, screening their films, along with live music and comedy.
    We provide to our audience with fine films, best comedians and live vibrant music.
    We host our festival in 3 countries: United State, France and Hong Kong; to foster, support and help filmmakers from across the globe, with a showcase that provide an enriched program to professionals and audience.

    Gabriel Schmidt
    Founder, Director, CEO
    Cinerockom International

    https://www.facebook.com/Cinerockom

    Cinerockom 2014 Team:

    Gabriel Schmidt, Founder, Director, CEO.
    Andrea Karpati, Co-Founder.
    David Niles White, Event Producer.
    Alex Wall, Show Producer.
    Andrea Summers, Concierge Manager.
    Angela Calvert, Co-Producer.



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  • CineSol Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • animation
    • documentary
    • shorts
    • comedy
    • drama
    • horror
    • feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:


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  • Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Fi...Next Deadline: 07/20/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • LGBT Feature Length Films
    • LGBT Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    CINEMA DIVERSE: The Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, is dedicated to advancing and further strengthening our diverse gay community through the establishment of a world-class forum that presents lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender cinema from around the world. We bring together film artists, film lovers and industry professionals in a celebration of motion pictures that reflect, inform, enrich and often transform lives.

    Cinema Diverse is a program of the Palm Springs Cultural Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to advancing education, to nurturing community-wide participation in the cultural arts, and to sponsoring scholarship awards for deserving individuals. For more information, please visit http://www.psculturalcenter.org.


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  • Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival and Short ...Next Deadline: 08/29/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Non-Documentary
    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Each year, the Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival strives to challenge viewers to examine the portrayal of people with disabilities in film - to challenge negative stereotypes and to champion realistic portrayals of people with disabilities as fully dignified human beings with the potential to live full and productive lives.

    The short film competition is your opportunity to share your view of disability with the Cinema Touching Disability audience. We want interesting, imaginative, and creative representations of disability on film. All filmmakers, including professional independent filmmakers, amateur filmmakers, and secondary and university students of all ages are invited to submit their own representations of disability in a short film.


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  • Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts FestivalNext Deadline: 08/05/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Full-length Feature Film
    • Documentary
    • Florida High School Student PSA Competition
    • Florida Local Film Competition
    • International College Student Short Film Competition
    • National High School Short Film Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Cinema Verde, an Environmental Film and Arts Festival in Gainesville, Florida, was created to raise awareness of environmental issues through the arts. We will hold our sixth annual festival February 12 - 15, 2015. Cinema Verde’s mission is to provide environmental education to the public through film, arts, workshops, events, tours and any other forum or media; to increase public awareness of environmental practices that enhance public health and improve quality of life in urban, suburban and rural settings. We bring community organizations, businesses and citizens together to help forge sustainable solutions for our future. We utilize a multi-disciplinary program of film, music, art, workshops, an eco-fair and eco-tours to connect participants with green initiatives in business, government and organizations seeking to solve environmental problems. Our vision is to expand the reach of environmental information to inspire, educate and engage participants in sustainable business and lifestyle solutions.

    Cinema Verde is a not-for-profit environmental film festival produced by www.GoGreenNation.org to help build sustainable communities. Cinema Verde is funded in part by a Tourist Development Tax Grant from the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners in conjunction with the Alachua County Tourist Development Council. We welcome sponsorship inquiries and support!

    Cinema Verde is pleased to accept submissions through Withoutabox for this year's festival. For more information please visit www.cinemaverde.org.


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  • Cinema on the Bayou Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animation Short
    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Located in the heart of Cajun country, the annual 5-day Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival is dedicated to presenting narrative, documentary and animated films and filmmakers with truly original voices in one of the friendliest, most unique cultures in the world.

    Now in its tenth year, COTB is the second-longest continuously running film festival in existence in Louisiana. Over the years, the Festival has earned the respect of its many loyal filmmaker alums who come from around the world to share in the joie de vivre that defines the culture here. We believe it says a lot about our Festival that these highly talented independent filmmakers not only make repeat visits to COTB, but also recommend the Festival to their filmmaker colleagues.

    Each year, our audiences of independent film lovers continue to grow both in size and in appreciation of quality films and the filmmakers who make them. Come join us in 2015 as we celebrate our tenth anniversary here in exotic French Louisiana.


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  • Cinemonde
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    CATEGORIES:

    • International Feature
    • Short Film
    • American Independent Feature
    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Cinémonde is a smart, elegant private film series with screenings of American and international films throughout the year (approximately 6 to 9 events over every 12-month period) followed by a discussion with the films’ creative teams, along with a gourmet reception for guests and filmmakers.


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  • Cinequest Film Festival (San Jose)Next Deadline: 08/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM COMPETITION
    • STUDENT SHORT FILM COMPETITION
    • SHORT FILM COMPETITION
    • NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM COMPETITIONS
    • HIGH SCHOOL FILM COMPETITION
    • POV FEATURE FILM COMPETITION
    • POV SHORT FILM COMPETITION

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    A vanguard organization set in the Silicon Valley, Cinequest’s uniqueness and impact result from being ahead of the curve in the powerful integration of creativity and technology. Cinequest fuses the world of the filmed arts with that of Silicon Valley’s innovation to empower youth, artists and innovators to create and connect - driving transformations and a better tomorrow. Cinequest does this through Cinequest Picture The Possibilities and Cinequest Film Festival.


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  • Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Features
    • Shorts
    • Animation
    • Documentary
    • Mid-length

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival is incorporated in Canada as a non profit charitable organization, guided by an 11 member volunteer Board of Directors, whose mandate is to organize and promote an annual festival of highly acclaimed Canadian and world films, as well as encourage film culture, education, and production in Northern Ontario.

    Cinéfest Sudbury continues to fulfill the following objectives as part of its original mandate:

    a) To organize, promote and carry out an annual festival of nationally and internationally significant films, associated with educational and informative seminars and lectures for the enhancement of the cultural and artistic life in the City of Greater Sudbury, Ontario;

    b) To promote and assist in the distribution of Canadian and international films throughout Northern Ontario to enhance the cultural and artistic life of northern communities;

    c) To encourage filmmaking in Northern Ontario through efforts generated by the film festival.


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  • Citizen Jane Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/18/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Student Filmmaker
    • Narrative Feature
    • Young Female Filmmaker
    • Documentary Short
    • Experimental Short
    • Missouri Made
    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Citizen Jane Film Festival supports independent film by independent women. We tackle head on the gross under representation of women in the film industry with wild rebellion through art! In one inspiring weekend we create an intimate web of support for female filmmakers and our faithful audience of all genders. With unique film experiences, lively discussions, workshops, and boisterous parties, CJFF honors female filmmakers from diverse backgrounds and in all stages of their careers. We bring guest artists and audiences from all over to share ideas and build a collaborative community to last far beyond the festival itself. If you are accepted into the festival, we truly hope you will join us for the weekend (and we help support you so you can make it worth your while).

    PLEASE NOTE: The Citizen Jane Film Festival screens films directed or co-directed by women.


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  • Cleveland International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animated Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Short
    • Animated Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Cleveland Film Society promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.

    In pursuing its mission, the Cleveland Film Society will:

    - Set high standards for quality film education and exhibition, placing artistic and cultural merit above commercial appeal.

    - Foster understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures and values.

    - Work collaboratively to broaden access to quality film arts.

    - Cultivate an innovative and forward-thinking organization.


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  • Colorado Environmental Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Local Films/Filmmakers
    • Short Films
    • Feature Films
    • Ultra Shorts
    • Youth Submissions

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Colorado Environmental Film Festival is a celebration of the inspirational, educational, and motivational power of film. In addition, in conjunction with the American Mountaineering Museum each year, still photography with an environmental emphasis is exhibited at the festival.


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  • Columbia Gorge International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/18/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • MINI (under 3 minutes)
    • FEATURE (45 minutes and over)
    • SHORTER (over 10 - under 20 minutes)
    • LARGE SCRIPT (more than 45 pages)
    • SHORTEST (over 3 - under 10 minutes)
    • MEDIUM SCRIPT (more than 15 pages and less than 45 pages)
    • SMALL SCRIPT (less than 15 pages)
    • SHORT (over 20 - under 45 minutes)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Columbia Gorge International Film Festival takes place in the pristine Pacific North West along the Columbia River, at the gateway of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Founded as the Washougal International Film Festival we have grown and stretched ourselves along the Columbia River to incorporate more of our beautiful natural surroundings and community members. Our festival is shaped by the artists and film makers involved. We are growing organically thanks to the incredible involvement by our alumni and participating artists. We are an international event with a community focus, CGIFF is open to all film makers and artists working within the medium of film. CGIFF combines public screenings with small forums to engage in a dialogue of social issues and cultural exchange through the powerful language of film in all genres. CGIFF showcases a variety of local, national and international films, aiming to share a broad range of films representing current affairs and relevant topics that affect our communities. Encouraging student, independent and professional works for screening. We are here to share stories and the power and art of film. Films will be valued on the merits such as; creativity, ingenuity, story, attention to detail, and the ability to challenge us and make us feel. Our goal is to bring together a community of creative, inspiring, individual thinkers who encourage us, inspire us, generate thought, stir our laughter, bring about smiles, make us cry, enrage us, entertain us and explore our emotions, values and purpose.


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  • Columbus International Film + Video FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Student Competition
    • Science + Technology
    • Social Issues
    • Animation
    • Arts
    • Narrative
    • Humanities
    • Experimental Short
    • Mental + Physical Health
    • Educational
    • Promotional / Industrial
    • Religion + Spirituality
    • LGBT
    • FILM TREATMENT COMPETITION

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Dedicated to serving filmmakers and their audiences by celebrating
    excellence in film making, the Columbus Film Council believes in educating and entertaining people with the art and experience of film and video.

    This is accomplished by organizing and producing the Columbus International Film + Video Festival.


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  • Crystal Palace International Film Festival Next Deadline: 07/13/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Student Film
    • Comedy
    • Horror/Sci-Fi
    • Documentary
    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • International Film
    • Animation
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Crystal Palace International Film festival is an event designed to showcase independent films and film talent from around the world in a number of genres, formats and lengths. It gives a platform for well made films to be seen by an appreciative audience (in one of the coolest parts of London) that do not usually get to see high quality, independent films.

    Winners receive a bespoke, sculpted CPIFF Award judged by film industry and celebrity judges such as UK top comedian Johnny Vegas. Many previous winners have gone on to theatrical and DVD distribution as well as TV broadcast.


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  • DOC NYC
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Competition Features (NYC premiere requirement)
    • Competition Shorts (NYC premiere preferred, but not required)
    • Non-Competition Features (NYC premiere preferred, but not required)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    DOC NYC is an annual event celebrating documentary storytelling across multiple fields emphasizing film and including photography, prose and more. The eight-day festival takes place in the heart of Greenwich Village at the IFC Center and at the SVA Theatre in Chelsea.

    “In its fourth year, DOC NYC, another New York upstart, has boldfaced its claim to being the country's largest documentary festival. This year's lineup is the biggest yet. It is also, I'm pleased to report, easily the best.” – Village Voice

    “What was that about eight million stories in the naked city? With 73 feature films, 39 shorts, and panels and discussions, the weeklong DOC NYC gives New Yorkers even more to chew on.” – The New York Times

    “In only its fourth year, DOC NYC feels like an institution.” – Filmmaker Magazine

    “DOC NYC has cemented itself as one of our favorite festivals of the cultural calendar." – Flavorpill

    “DOC NYC has become an essential summit for all kinds of documentary filmmaking.” – Wall Street Journal


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  • Dallas VideoFestNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Experimental Short
    • Experimental Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Narrative Feature
    • Music Video
    • Texas Show

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Video Association is to promote an understanding of video as a creative medium and cultural force in our society, and to support and advance the work of Texas artists working in video and the electronic arts.




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  • Dam Short Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/24/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Student
    • Documentary
    • Comedy
    • Drama
    • Sci-Fi / Horror
    • Nevada Filmmaker
    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Believing that the short film is a unique and valuable art form, the Dam Short Film Festival aims to seek out original, unusual, and entertaining short films from around the world and make them available to the general public via the annual Dam Short Film Festival.


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  • Davis Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary
    • Animation
    • Narrative
    • Experimental

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Davis Film Festival is to celebrate independent cinema from around the world and our own backyard.


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  • Downbeach Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film: all genres: adventure, romance, thriller, horror, crime, etc...
    • Short Film (60 minutes or less): all genres: adventure, romance, thriller, horror, crime, etc...
    • Feature Screenplay, 80-130 pages, general subject
    • Short Screenplay, 10-45 pages, general subject
    • One Minute Film Festival
    • Fan Film: features, shorts, or episodes
    • African-American Productions: features, shorts, or episodes
    • LGBT Spotligh: features, shorts, or episodes
    • Documentaries
    • Comedies, Satires, & Dramadies: features, shorts, or episodes
    • Dramatic Productions: features, shorts, or episodes

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Mission of the Downbeach Film Festival is to present a cultural event for residents of and visitors to the communities of Margate, Ventnor and Longport, Atlantic City, Ocean City and beyond.

    The festival will promote new films, both of a general theme and a specific theme chosen each year. The event will also create a forum to exhibit such new films, and honor the art form of moviemaking in panel discussions, honoring filmmakers, screenwriters and actors.


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  • Drive-In Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Fresh Features
    • Short Documentary
    • Short Fiction

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our goal is to bring fresh voices to Drive-In theaters across the country, to celebrate an artist's struggle to survive, and bring attention and something new to the small towns across America.


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  • ENFOQUE - International Film Festival of Puerto Ric...Next Deadline: 08/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Student Short Film
    • Children Short Film
    • Short film
    • National Short Film
    • Animation
    • Music video
    • Feature Film
    • Documentaries

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    ENFOQUE is an international film festival that present some of the greatest new works by emerging filmmakers.The themes for the festival are family, social interest and values.


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  • East Coast X Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/19/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Comedy
    • Horror
    • Fantasy
    • Music
    • Drama
    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The East Coast X Film Festival was created to celebrate content that pushes boundaries, embraces creativity and inspires new ways to look at the world we live in. Action and entertainment come in many forms and because cinematic experiences are not limited to theaters, ECX Fest accepts a wide array of submissions including: features, docs, shorts, animation, experimental films, and music or viral videos.

    We want to make the industry more accessible. We want to help people find their audience. We want to educate people about the business. The ECX Fest features screenings, competitions, seminars, panels, and round table discussions all designed to recognize innovative works of art, foster new channels of distribution and inspire the next generation of filmmakers, actors and production crew.

    You create entertainment, we will help you share it.


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  • East Lansing Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Documentary
    • Short Films
    • Lake Michigan: Short Film
    • Lake Michigan: Feature
    • Lake Michigan: Student Film
    • Lake Michigan: Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    East Lansing Film Festival (ELFF), the largest and second oldest in Michigan, showcases films from around the world and from our backyard. We screen features, documentaries, many shorts and student films. A popular ELFF section is the Lake Michigan Film Competition that awards cash prizes for films made in the states that border Lake Michigan - Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. All festival films contend for Audience Awards.


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  • Eerie Horror Film Festival & Screenplay Competi...Next Deadline: 09/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Student (10 - 17) Horror Short
    • Short Length Screenplay
    • Feature Length Screenplay
    • Horror Short
    • Science Fiction Feature
    • Science Fiction Short
    • Suspense Feature
    • Suspense Short
    • Student (10 - 17) Horror Feature
    • Horror Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Eerie Horror Film Festival was established in order to provide more opportunities and exposure for filmmakers and screenwriters working within the horror, science fiction and suspense genres, as well as to draw more attention to the Northwestern Pennsylvania region via our annual film festival and other special events.

    Our organization hopes to provide an educational and entertaining visual experience for the attendees of our Festival, which showcases and celebrates the diversity of the films and screenplays submitted to our competition based event each year.

    We also hope to establish a forum, where novices and seasoned veterans alike can interact and learn from one another, as well as from our array of special celebrity guests and industry professionals.


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  • El Dorado Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Short
    • Animation
    • Southern Made

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the El Dorado Film Festival is to deliver a new cultural experience to South Arkansas that fosters and uplifts a great appreciation of the art of film-making.


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  • Ellensburg Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film (Non-Documentary)
    • Full-length Documentary
    • Short Subject
    • Films Made In Washington State

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    We are excited to be preparing for the Tenth annual Ellensburg Film Festival. This year's EFF will run Oc, 3-5 2014: three days of films and gala events. All of this in beautiful and historic downtown Ellensburg! We hope to see you there!


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  • EthnografilmNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Academic Short
    • Academic Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Documentary Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Ethnografilm promotes the systematic understanding of the social world through film. We celebrate the art and science of non-fiction filmmaking and the field of video ethnography. The festival serves as a showcase and forum for dialog between independent and academic filmmakers. 

Marked by its contemporary relevance and broad intellectual range, the purpose of Ethnografilm is to understand modern and premodern cultures and social issues. We honor passion in the acquisition of moving images. We encourage creativity in the editing of those images. And we revere the spirit filmmakers whose exhibitions expand our knowledge and increase our understanding of the social world. 





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  • Eugene International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/25/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary
    • Animation
    • Art/Experimental
    • Science Fiction
    • Young Audience
    • Making of, Behind the Scenes
    • Narrative
    • Comedy
    • Best Youth Theme
    • Pilots
    • NGO Created Videos

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Your interests and objectives are at the forefront. The EIFF has become a major, respected showcase for filmmakers by providing truly unique opportunities for you to network with and learn from key players in the business. Filmmakers are provided with unparalleled opportunities to mix, schmooze, and build lasting relationships with people who do make a difference. Beginning with the complimentary filmmaker opening buffet mixer this is a festival about connecting filmmakers, mentors and audiences.


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  • Everybody Dies Horror Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film (60 - 125 minutes)
    • Short (45 minutes or less)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Orange County's ONLY horror film festival is back for it's forth year! The Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival provides filmmakers the promotion they deserve and delivers three nights of gory fun that horror movie fans love.


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  • Evolution, Mallorca International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • Student Short Film
    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Screenplay Feature
    • Animation Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    "Bridging Cultures"

    Evolution, Mallorca International Film Festival encourages International Filmmakers to come together and share their unique stories with audiences from all around the world.

    Working year-round to find films that display strong visual and written storytelling, EIFF strives to showcase great examples of film-making.
    We look for movies that are socially relevant, provocative and innovative.
    Offering enthusiastic crowds and unique venues in Hollywood and
    Palma de Mallorca, Spain.


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  • FANTASTIC PLANET: Sydney International Sci-Fi &...Next Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Features
    • Shorts
    • Short Animations
    • Screenplay (Feature)
    • Screenplay (Short)
    • Music Videos

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Fantastic Planet Film Festival is dedicated to seeking out and encouraging bold new speculative films that explore imagined worlds, universes, and realities; celluloid glimpses of alternative futures, presents, and pasts. And to showcase this fantastic cargo of cinema to audiences in Sydney, Australia.

    The festival also aims to provide a forum for Australian based horror, sci-fi and fantasy film fans and filmmakers.


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  • FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival ...Next Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Gay & Lesbian
    • All Films
    • Canadian
    • Children's
    • Horror
    • Jewish
    • Screenplay Competition
    • Chinese
    • Video Games
    • Sci-Fi & Fantasy
    • Japanese
    • Documentaries
    • Animation
    • Features

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Festival is dedicated to the creation of opportunities for artistic interaction and exchange among independent filmmakers, directors, producers and the film-going public. It's mission is to discover the new voices of independent film.


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  • Fargo Fantastic Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Fargo Fantastic Film Festival exists to showcase the ambitious and creative independent filmmaker. To make a good “genre” film takes real creativity, craftsmanship and – yes, artistic merit. We show professional and amateur productions as both can learn from the other.

    NOTE: FARGO FANTASTIC IS accepting submissions through Withoutabox for this year's festival!


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  • Fargo Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Animation
    • Student
    • Experimental

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Fargo Film Festival strives to:

    Provide an extraordinary opportunity for filmmakers' work to be shown on the big silver screen in a beautifully restored, state of the art, 870 seat Art Deco Theatre or in the venue's second, on-site auditorium.

    Provide informational and provocative presentations and panel discussions on issues affecting local, regional, national and international filmmaking and filmmakers.

    Jury films in categories including Animation, Experimental, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, and Student.


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  • Fester: The Mindf*#k Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    FESTER is a monthly film series in Downtown Los Angeles showcasing “Mindf*#k Movies,” films that crawl inside your head and stay there like the memory of a fever dream.

    We want the best plot-twisting, genre-bending, mind-f*#king movies unfindable on TV, Netflix, iTunes, or anywhere else outside our monthly screenings. No restrictions on year of production or previous festival appearances!


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  • Festival SayulitaNext Deadline: 09/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Shorts
    • Documentary
    • Feature
    • Animation
    • Action Sports

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    During the five-day festival, area residents, visitors, members of the business and film communities, public officials, students and academics come together to celebrate the art of film, tequila, music and surf. Sayulita is a melting pot of people from all over the world that have settled in this tiny village on the Riviera Nayarit, and our festival aims to reflect that blend of culture and sharing that has made Sayulita such a wonderful place.


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  • First Look Student Program at The Starz Denver Film...Next Deadline: 07/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Student Short Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The First Look Student Program is part of the internationally acclaimed Starz Denver Film Festival.

    "First Look" is all about student film! For the last 14 years we have been consistently blowing away our audiences with the quality, creativity and passion we find in student films.

    Our purpose is to provide a quality setting for the best up and coming filmmakers to screen their works. As part of the Starz Denver Film Festival, we continue to accomplish our mission by programming five separate shorts programs from film schools not only in North America, but from around the world.


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  • Flagler Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Anything Goes
    • Shorts
    • Action
    • Drama
    • Horror
    • Sci-Fi
    • Romance/Comedy
    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Flagler Film Festival was formed to showcase the work of new and emerging filmmakers as well as more experienced filmmakers. We believe there are many creative and innovative artists who deserve recognition for their efforts, especially those constrained by low budgets. We believe that sometimes even more creativity is required when a filmmaker has little or no budget with which to create a film.
    We believe these films should be seen and be recognized for the efforts of the teams that put them together. The writers, directors, crew, actors and all the talented people involved in the production of a film, whether it is a feature or a short, deserve to have a chance to be seen. We are proud to give filmmakers an opportunity to show their work.


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  • Florida Documentary Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Documentary
    • Documentary Short
    • Documentary Medium-Length and Essay Forms

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:


    MISSION & OBJECTIVE
    DocMiami International Film Festival (DocMiami) presents The Florida Documentary Film Festival, a new edition of DocMiami designed to bring the festival experience to different cities throughout the Sunshine State. DocMiami is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing enriching cultural experiences to elevate and showcase the art form of documentary filmmaking at a global level. We seek to provide filmmakers a forum that shines a light on their unique contributions to the evolution of the cultural arts within South Florida and the entertainment industry.


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  • Fort Lauderdale International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Subject, Professional Competition
    • Full Length Feature, Professional Competition
    • Short Narrative, International Collegiate Competition (under 20 min)
    • Long Narrative, International Collegiate Competition (20 min - 60 min.)
    • Animation, International Collegiate Competition
    • International High School Competition
    • Documentary, International Collegiate Competition
    • Documentary, Professional Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To promote the creation and appreciation of cinematic art in South Florida. To cultivate and nurture the Florida film artist through educational initiatives and exhibition of films. To impact on the state and local economy through promotional efforts in highlighting South Florida as an exhibition venue for premieres.

    Goals
    1) To showcase the best independent, domestic and international films to the residents and visitors of Broward County
    2) To provide educational opportunities and recognition assisting in the development of Florida students and emerging filmmakers.
    3) To promote Broward County screening and filming opportunities to the film industry.

    Objectives
    1) To remain on the cutting edge of film festivals through innovative and creative programming.
    2) To present a series of free film related seminars which engage, enlighten and inform the participants as well as the audience.
    3) To annually produce a International Student Film Competition, so as to nurture and develop the student filmmaker from around the world. Furthermore, to promote professional cinematographers and videographers in the state through THE BEST OF FLORIDA-MADE IN FLORIDA.
    4) To provide programming that relates to Florida social, cultural and artistic issues such as our Florida treasures program.
    5) To provide programming to our senior citizens which enables them to enjoy our events at no cost.
    6) To provide an outreach program bringing cinema to those who would not otherwise be able to experience our events.
    7) To cultivate and develop the audience of tomorrow through the Children's Film Festival and Arts In Education program.
    8) To bring to Broward County the best new talents in filmmaking from around the world.
    9) To honor outstanding contributions to the industry through a series of Tributes.
    10) To interface with the Broward Film Commission so as to provide the greatest assistance possible to potential Broward film and video productions.


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  • Fort McMurray International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film Narrative
    • Feature Film
    • Documentary
    • Music Video
    • Experimental
    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL WILL OFFER OVER FIVE-THOUSAND ($5,000 CAN) in prize money spread over various film and acting categories!

    Now in its fourth year, The Fort McMurray International Film Festival seeks to introduce a wide range of international cinema to Northern Canada by featuring exceptional films from around the world as well as locally produced films.

    The YMMiFF prides itself in showcasing films from broad and niche genres with the aim of showing off narrative and non-narrative talents.

    This year will feature the return of the 48 Hour film contest August 1-3rd. Selections will be screened as part of this year's YMMiFF

    The Fort McMurray Filmmakers Association encourages Filmmaking in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and beyond.

    more details at www.ymmiff.com


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  • Fort Myers Film FestivalNext Deadline: 11/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Full Length Features
    • Documentaries
    • Shorts
    • Short Shorts
    • Strictly Local
    • Student

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To showcase indie creative, edgy films with heart. To create a connection between filmmakers and an audience, to produce and support an environment conducive to the constant creation of the finest films in the world. To create the premiere venues for the most cutting edge and exciting films in Southwest Florida. To create an international forum for indie film judging and consideration. To honor outstanding contributions to the industry with future productions.


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  • Foyle Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/19/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short-(RECEIVE BY DEADLINE)
    • Short Animation-(RECEIVE BY DEADLINE)
    • Documentary-(RECEIVE BY DEADLINE)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Foyle Film Festival's main aim is to provide access to cultural cinema, film industry workshops and moving image education to a regional and visiting audience, and to showcase the films of emerging local and international filmmakers.


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  • Frozen River Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/02/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • World Culture
    • Extreme Sports
    • Environment
    • Adventure Travel

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Frozen River Film Festival identifies and offers programs that engage, educate and activate viewers to become involved in the world. These programs provide a unique perspective on environmental issues, sustainable communities, extreme sports, adventure travel and diverse cultures, presenting issues not often covered in the local media. We connect our viewers with people at the heart of breaking events, organizations in the forefront of social change and the cultures of an increasingly global community.


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  • Ft. Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Fiction Feature
    • Documentary
    • Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To entertain, educate, and inspire the South Florida audience, encourage a sense of community through international and culturally diverse film, video and other media that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered experience.


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  • Future Shorts
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Music Video
    • Experimental
    • Animation
    • Documentary
    • Narrative Fiction

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Since 2003 Future Shorts has strived to build a new audience for film across the Globe, developing a platform for filmmakers that allows millions of people worldwide to engage with their work. We believe strongly in the social experience of film – in cinema as a communicator and community. We believe that cinema should be universally accessible by all, and not restricted by geography, status, wealth, or politics.


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  • Gangrene Film Festival of Comedy ShortsNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Comedy shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    BIG AUDIENCES AND LOTS OF FUN

    The GANGRENE Film Festival's goal: provide an environment where a large cult following attends every session. Use any means necessary to make the audience laugh to the point of seizures. Make sure that every featured director is completely satisfied with his or her experience at The GANGRENE Film Festival.


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  • Garden State Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Home Grown-Music Video
    • Home Grown Commercial
    • Feature
    • Home Grown-Feature
    • Animation-Short
    • Animation-Feature
    • Short
    • Music Video
    • Documentary-Short
    • Home Grown Documentary-Short
    • Home Grown Animation-Short
    • Home Grown PSA
    • Home Grown Short
    • Home Grown Animation-Feature
    • Movie Music Competition
    • Trailer
    • Commercial
    • Documentary Feature
    • Home Grown Documentary-Feature
    • Home Grown Trailer
    • PSA

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Garden State Film Festival was founded to promote the art of film making on all levels by showcasing a wide variety of film, video and animated works, as well as to provide educational programs in the creative arts to the public by industry leaders. Our goal is to present films of the highest quality in both production value and content.


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  • GeNerk Fest NYCNext Deadline: 10/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Comedy
    • SciFi
    • Horror/Thriller
    • Animation/Anime

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    GeNerk Fest is looking for true B movies - the stupidly funny, the I-grabbed-some-homemade-costumes-and-made-this-just-for-fun, and the movies that were meant for midnight screenings and marathons. So, if you think that "Weasels Rip My Flesh" was awesome, that the best part of "Evil Dead" was when the trees attack, that Monty Python was genius, can't decide whether you like Tim Curry best in "Rocky Horror", "Legend", or "Clue", and can spend hours debating the parameters of the space-time continuum based solely on its portrayal in the "Back to the Future" Trilogy - THIS is the festival for you.

    **We are a short film festival, ONLY films 20 minutes or less are accepted into the festival.**


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  • Gig Harbor Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Length Narrative (Film)
    • Feature-length Doc (Film)
    • Animated
    • Short Documentary (Film)
    • Short Narrative (Film)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Mission of the Gig Harbor Film Festival is to feature independent films that draw on the unifying power of film to promote understanding, tolerance and global awareness.


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  • Glasgow Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/28/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Experimental Features
    • Features
    • Documentary Features
    • Youth
    • Music Features
    • Scottish Features
    • Country Focus: Australia

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) is one of the top film festivals in the UK with a focus on audiences and renowned for an international programme of the world’s best films alongside a dynamic fusion of cross-sector events and artistic commissions. We welcomed over 40,000 cinema lovers to our screenings in 2014.

    GFF truly offers our audiences 'cinema for all' and provides a high profile platform for film professionals working across both feature and short form projects.

    Perfectly placed in February for spring and summer releases, GFF has launched some of the best new films to the UK's film press and cinema market.

    www.glasgowfilm.org/festival

    Follow us at www.facebook.com/glasgowfilmfestival or on Twitter @glasgowfilmfest

    PLEASE NOTE: Short films (under 50 mins) should be submitted to Glasgow Short Film Festival via a different submissions process. Please refer to www.glasgowfilm.org/gsff for more details.


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  • Glovebox Short Film & Animation FestivalNext Deadline: 07/20/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animations (shorts)
    • Documentaries (shorts)
    • Dance/Performance (shorts)
    • Fine Art/Conceptual (shorts)
    • Music Videos
    • Drama/Narrative/Comedy (Shorts)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Glovebox Short Film & Animation Festival is to have a diverse creative community come together under one umbrella to participate in the culture and language of film.

    Now in its 4th year, the Glovebox Short Film & Animation Festival is a rising star among indie animators and filmmakers, predicting the most talented up and coming artists. In 2011, the festival showcased a music video by Mr. Little Jeans who later scored a spot on the Iron Man III soundtrack and 2013 the festival awarded the "Best in Show" award to Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares for their animation Mr Hublot. The film later won an Oscar and Glovebox could not be more excited or the talented team. Don't miss out on seeing or exhibiting in this avante -garde and grass-roots film festival.

    The annual festival takes place in Boston, MA in late fall/winter.


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  • Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey C...Next Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Competition
    • Short Film Competition
    • Jersey City/Local Competition
    • Documentary Competition
    • Women in Cinema-Alice Guy Blache Award
    • Student Competition
    • LGBT

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City is a premiere event minutes from Manhattan,NYC which was inspired by the renaissance of Jersey City, NJ. It is, most importantly, a forum where distinguished as well as up and coming filmmakers will have the opportunity to present their current work in a prestigious and respected event. Consequently, we hope to bring Jersey City to the fore of the filmmakers community. Mayor Steven Fulop, took the 2013 Closing Night Ceremony as an opportunity to announce his new initiative to thrust Jersey City to the top of the list as a choice for filmmakers to work in the region. This is a perfect compliment to Golden Door's philosophy and mission.


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  • Golden Egg Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Music Video
    • Animated Feature
    • Animated Short
    • Features
    • Shorts
    • Documentary Features
    • Documentary Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Three festivals. Two countries. One price.

    Films submitted will be considered for the 2nd Annual GEFF NYC, GEFF LA, and GEFF Cancun.

    New York City
    Tribeca Cinemas
    May 20-23, 2014

    Los Angeles
    The Working Stage Theater
    November 6-10, 2014

    Cancun
    Oasis Sens Resort
    November 2014

    Worldwide
    Oasis Sens Resort
    February 9-11, 2015


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  • Grand Rapids Comic-Con Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Short Films
    • Animated Short Films
    • Documentary Short Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Grand Rapids Comic-Con Film Festival exists to support independent filmmakers, particularly those who have made short films for audiences who love science fiction, fantasy, action, comedy, animation, superheroes, and other nerd-oriented genres.


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  • Grand River Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Canadian Short Film Competition
    • Waterloo Region Short Film Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    • showcase and promote Canadian and international films, advocate for home grown talent, celebrate the culturally diverse which shapes Canada and our Region
    • foster community involvement and interaction through a shared love for cinema by offering unique and diverse programming, special events, volunteer opportunities and a platform to engage in dialogue with filmmakers and artists.
    • provide skills development, professional training and mentoring for our aspiring filmmakers, particularly our youth with an opportunity to showcase their films.
    • be a catalyst for creative partnerships, including other film festivals as well as artists and organizations from a variety of genres encompassing fine arts, music and video


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  • Green Bay Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentaries
    • In Focus
    • Shorts
    • Wisconsin Films
    • Features
    • Children/Family
    • Native American Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Green Bay Film Festival is to provide a rich cultural and educational experience for our community and visitors while promoting Green Bay as a hub for film making and film appreciation.


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  • Guam International Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative
    • Documentary
    • Made in the Marianas
    • Student Under 18
    • Music Videos
    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    GIFF strives to capture the passion and spirit of independent filmmakers and their films as we showcase them to the Pacific Asia region.

    Community. Education. Entertainment.
    The mission of the Guam International Film Festival is to foster cultural understanding through the art of cinema. GIFF achieves this through community outreach, education through festival workshops and efforts to build awareness for social responsibility through our film programming. In addition, GIFF aims to provide opportunities for employment and local businesses to flourish through international cinema and industry related businesses.


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  • H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short
    • Opener / Trailer
    • Feature
    • Screenplay

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our purpose is simple: to promote the works of H.P. Lovecraft (as well as cosmic horror & weird tales) through cinematic adaptations by student, amateur, and professional filmmakers.

    The fiction of H.P. Lovecraft, though still popular in print, has fared rather poorly when adapted to film by commercial filmmakers. Most of the problem stems from both a failure to capture the essence of Lovecraft's unique and meticulously developed atmosphere and an inability to remain faithful to the story without adding unnecessary Hollywood devices in order to sell the film.

    We hope that through this festival, H.P. Lovecraft will be taken seriously as a writer and his work more faithfully adapted to film.


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  • HERO FEST - MY HERO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Experimental/Musical
    • Narrative
    • Documentary
    • The Ron Kovic Peacemaker Award
    • The Dan Eldon Activist Award
    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Now more than ever, children, teachers, and parents yearn for messages of hope and courage to face the challenges that lie ahead. The MY HERO web site hosts thousands of stories of remarkable individuals written by children and adults alike. These stories serve to remind us that we all have the potential to overcome great obstacles and achieve our dreams by following in the footsteps of our heroes.


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  • Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Youth/Student Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    HT2FF was founded in 2008 by documentary filmmakers with a passion for the genre. We continue to celebrate talented local documentary filmmakers whose works deserve screen time, a second cut or ‘take 2’ as they say in the movie making business. Since 2008 we’ve responded to growing audiences and community support. Throughout the year, we continue to screen important documentary films partnered with stimulating panel discussions.

    HT2FF supports documentary filmmakers with priority given to those from New York to the eastern reaches of Long Island both upcoming and established by providing high-quality showcases for their artistic vision. The popular Bay Street Theatre in historic Sag Harbor village, NY provides a lively environment for artists and writers. And it is an easy car, bus or train ride from NYC and airports.

    The intimate and friendly atmosphere of this filmmakers' festival is conducive for making connections with other industry professionals. Visiting film artists and guests routinely comment on how the festival is professional, welcoming, well organized AND affordable.


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  • High Falls Film Festival: Celebrating Women in Fil...Next Deadline: 08/29/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • SHORTS PROGRAM -- adult audience, by female filmmakers
    • MAIN PROGRAM -- feature-length, must include woman in leadership role in production

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The High Falls Film Festival celebrates the achievements of women in all aspects of filmmaking; through programs that recognize the best work of female cinematic artists.


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  • HollyShorts Monthly Screenings
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films
    • Feature Films
    • Hollywood or Hollywouldn't

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The HollyShorts Monthly Screening series is a monthly short film series showcasing short films in Los Angeles, New York, Austin, and Miami every month. The screening series showcases the top short films produced 30 minutes or less from around the world.


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  • Hollywood Film Festival® Next Deadline: 08/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Feature or Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Festival will showcase the best in regional and international cinema, presenting a unique combination of socially conscious filmmakers, emerging artists and master storytellers in the film capital of the world.


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  • Hot Springs International Horror Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/03/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Horror
    • Sci-Fi / Fantasy
    • Thriller
    • Student

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our mission is to inspire, educate, & promote talented filmmakers & artists from around the world. HSAFI provides opportunities for networking, exhibition, education, and screenings. We provide a unique venue (Historic Central Theater in Hot Springs National Park, AR.) for the public to experience films on the “Big Screen” often with the filmmakers available to answer questions and share their insights with the audiences … (www.hotspringshorrorfilmfestival.com) The Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival is an independent film festival, by filmmakers for filmmakers.We recognize and promote a variety of films in the "Horror, Thriller, and Sci-Fi" genres.


    Last year in 2013 Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival (HSHFF) made a positive impact on hundreds of filmmakers, while entertaining audiences and inspiring community participation. The festival screened many incredible films and brought together filmmakers from around the world.

    We strive to support independent film and filmmakers.

    Oct 23rd - 26th 2014
    www.hotspringshorrorfilmfestival.com


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  • IMPUGNING IMPUNITY: ALBA'S HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY...Next Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Initiated in 2011, ALBA’s annual human rights documentary film festival honors the legacy of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade by building a more just, educated and engaged world, which is sensitive to history and critical to human rights issues.

    “Impugning Impunity” creates a community-wide dialogue about justice, equality and humanity through presenting documentaries on critical human rights issues such as transitional justice, reconciliation, historical memory, and impunity.

    The 2014 Festival is sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC).

    Past sponsors include: The Puffin Foundation, Center for Constitutional Rights, United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office, Center for Justice and Accountability, International Center for Transitional Justice, Icarus Films, Ambulante, New York Civil Liberties Union and Veterans for Peace.

    ALBA’s Annual Human Rights Documentary Film Festival “Impugning Impunity” has been held in New York City and San Francisco.


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  • INDIE FEST USA International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • Documentary
    • Animation
    • Underground/Art
    • Foreign Language
    • Comedy
    • Student Short
    • Student Feature
    • Screenplay/Scripts
    • Music Video
    • Mocumentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    We know how the economy is and how costly filmmaking can be so we've greatly reduced our submission fee from $50 to just $20 that's a $30 savings!

    Submit now and if your film is selected you could become one of the filmmakers to compete for audience choice and judges choice awards in over 30 categories.

    The mission of INDIE FEST USA is to advance the independent filmmaker and artists of motion pictures. To recognize outstanding achievements in independent motion pictures and the community, while provide filmmakers with a supportive, positive and enthusiastic audiences for their creative efforts.

    Bringing to its audience of both local residents and visitors from all over Southern California and the world a wide array of distinguished independent motion pictures which would probably otherwise be inaccessible to them. To provide a common forum social gathering ground for the independent filmmaker and independent artists to promote their films, network with others in the industry and meet the general public.

    Indie Fest USA is produced and operated by The Garden Grove Community Arts Society. Our mission is to further the arts and revive the arts in our schools and communities.


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  • IRVINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALNext Deadline: 07/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • U.S. & INTERNATIONAL TRAILER
    • U.S. & INTERNATIONAL SHORT NARRATIVE
    • U.S. & INTERNATIONAL FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES
    • U.S. & INTERNATIONAL SHORT DOCUMENTARIES
    • U.S. & INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FEATURE
    • U.S. & INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION SHORT
    • U.S. & INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY SHORT
    • U.S. & INTERNATIONAL FEATURE NARRATIVE
    • U.S. & INTERNATIONAL SHORT YOUNG ADULT K-12
    • WEBISODE
    • MUSIC VIDEO
    • FEATURE SCREENPLAY
    • SHORT SCREENPLAY

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Irvine International Film Festival (IIFF) celebrates the power of individual expression and diverse points of views. Offering more than a competition but an opportunity for filmmakers to learn & network.

    Irvine International Film Festival will always be a friendly approachable festival. Major distributors and Academy Award Winning Judges are part of the decision making process. Last year 11 of our Official Selections made it on the Oscars short list and 9 were nominated for an Oscar.


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  • Idaho Horror Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature length
    • Short Films
    • Animated
    • Foreign
    • Spud and Guts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Idaho Horror Film Festival is a non-profit organization with the mission to shine a spotlight on Idaho's burgeoning filmmakers while showcasing the very best genre films from around the globe.


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  • Idyllwild International Festival Of CinemaNext Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • ANIMATIONS
    • FEATURETTES - Including Documentary, Student & Foreign
    • STUDENT FILMS
    • FEATURE FILMS - Including Documentary, Student & Foreign
    • SHORT FILMS - Including Documentary, Student & Foreign
    • WEB SERIES
    • MUSIC VIDEOS
    • COMMERCIALS

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Idyllwild International Festival Of Cinema is dedicated to showcasing emerging film talent and independent films. Our goal is to provide a forum where emerging filmmakers can connect with industry professionals during the week of the festival.


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  • Illinois International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Films
    • Dramatic Films
    • Animated Films (Family & Mature)
    • Horror Films
    • Science Fiction Films
    • Family/Children's Films (Non-Animated)
    • Comedy Films
    • Experimental Films
    • Musical Films (Including Music Videos)
    • Feature Length Screenplay Competition
    • Student Films
    • Fan Films
    • Trailers

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Illinois International Film Festival celebrates the art and entertainment of film in all its forms. Through screenings and associated events, the festival aims to present a wide spectrum of filmmaking.

    The Illinois International Film Festival brings audiences and filmmakers together to better enjoy the art and fun of filmmaking. The Film Festival offers filmmakers the opportunity to exhibit their films to an enthusiastic and wide ranged audience.

    Film professionals and the interested public will have the opportunity to gain industry knowledge through interaction within a festival environment. The Illinois International Film Festival is about the film makers' opportunity to entertain and move their audience.


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  • Imagine Science Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Shorts
    • Features
    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    While films about science and scientists appear regularly at annual general film festivals in New York City and around the world, nothing else like the Imagine Science Film Festival (ISFF) currently exists. It is an innovative film festival based on scientists’ and filmmakers’ desire not only to effectively communicate science, but also to transform scientific ideas into something accessible and creative to diverse audiences.

    ISFF will encourage artists and filmmakers to explore the potential of science, technology and medicine in cinema. It will also give scientists the opportunity to learn about the world of filmmaking and to realize the creative potential and accessibility of their work.


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  • India International Film Festival of Tampa BayNext Deadline: 07/18/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentaries
    • Features
    • Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The India International FIlm Festival of Tampa Bay is dedicated to providing a platform for increased awareness of Indian cinema and culture by to the community by promoting films and industry professionals representing the diversity of India.


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  • Indian Cine Film Festival-14Next Deadline: 08/02/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films
    • Animation Feature Films
    • Short films
    • Documentaries
    • Animations
    • Music Videos

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The ICFF-14 objective is to create a platform for the meeting, sharing & development of great cinematic ideas. The festival along with international competitive films screenings also holds a film market & industry oriented master classes & discussions. The festival will provide a central point where industry people can share business and new opportunities shall be created for new talent.


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  • Indie FestNext Deadline: 07/18/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animation
    • Actor: Leading
    • Actor: Supporting
    • Actress: Leading
    • Actress: Supporting
    • Commercial/Infomercial
    • Documentary Feature (58+ minutes)
    • Documentary Short (57- minutes)
    • Educational/Industrial/Training
    • Experimental
    • Film Feature (58+ minutes)
    • Film Short (57- minutes)
    • Liberation/Social Justice/Protest
    • Movie Trailer
    • Music Video
    • Public Service Programming/PSA
    • Reality Programming
    • Remixes/Mashups
    • Special Purpose Programming
    • Television - Pilot Program
    • Television - All Except Pilot
    • Tube Length Video (5 minutes or less)
    • Webisode/Internet Programming
    • Women Filmmakers
    • Children/Family Programming
    • Disability Issues
    • Gay/Lesbian/Transexual
    • Africian American
    • Asian American
    • Latin/Hispanic
    • Native/Aboriginal Peoples
    • Christian
    • Jewish
    • Islamic
    • Young Filmmaker - 17 and younger

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Indie Fest is about helping independent filmmakers gain credibility and publicity. The primary goal of traditional film festivals is to bring entertainment to local audiences which makes filmmakers of secondary importance. The Indie Fest is not a traditional film festival, it is an international awards competition. Serving filmmakers is our first and only goal.


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  • International Film Competition FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Best Feature Narrative
    • Best Documentary Feature
    • Best Short Film
    • Best Short Documentary
    • Rising Star
    • Best Editing
    • Best Directing
    • Best Acting (actress)
    • Best Acting (actor)
    • Best Cinematography
    • Best Story & Scriptwriting
    • Best Music & Song

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    IFCOM FESTIVAL is established to accommodate filmmakers’ needs, and to give them proper acknowledgement according to their achievements and the qualities of their films. We understand and appreciate the hard work to make a film, may it be documentaries or films. To make a film is to deliver a message shaped in the creativeness of art.

    We are looking for feature/short narrative films, feature/short documentaries, and give recognition to best directors, screenwriters, editors, actors/actresses, cinematographers, and musician in films.

    Selected films will be screened at our partners’ institutions, and winning films will get option to be distributed in Indonesia.


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  • International Film Festival Manhattan, NYNext Deadline: 09/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature Films
    • Documentary Feature Films
    • Music Videos
    • Short Films
    • Short Animation
    • Latino Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    New York City is the capital of the world, a place where the world converges. And we would like to celebrate international and independent films. We have a vision that film as a medium can make a positive impact in the world and the belief that New York City and its people is the best place to make this happen. It can be as simple as sharing a laughter or a tear in a short film or making a direct impact on lives across the world in a documentary. IFFM believes in filmmakers and will give support in showcasing their works in NY, by giving them the full NY theatrical experience! All invaluable in fostering film careers in this age of hybrid and self distribution. It starts by helping filmmakers find their audience in NY by giving them opportunities to promote their film.

    IFFM will also be a platform for different causes and social action through the films and events. Enjoy the best of what New York has to offer with our IFFM events which includes: Industry Networking Parties, personalized treatment of filmmakers and their films, opportunity for discussion, Red Carpet, Media Events and Seminars all in the greatest city in the world.

    For the 2014 IFFM, we will have a spotlight on Latino Films.


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  • International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts (Shor...Next Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Environmental Shorts
    • Comedy Shorts
    • Short Film Narrative
    • Short Film Documentary
    • Micro Film Narrative
    • Music Video
    • Social Activism Shorts
    • Horror Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Festival will showcase the fresh and bright ideas in independent cinema.


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  • International Film Festival of WalesNext Deadline: 08/20/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Student
    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • Music Video
    • Screenplay
    • Animation
    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The International Film Festival of Wales (previously the Newport International Film Festival) aims to showcase great independent films and create opportunities for screenings and awards for these films.

    We focus on films that slip through the net - the no-budget gems that no one should have to miss out on! We work with film-makers to ensure they get reviews, press coverage and good attendances.

    Put simply, we're here promoting truly independent film and creating exciting networking opportunities for film-makers and film-lovers, plus plenty of awards!


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  • International Freethought Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Screenplay
    • Freethought Feature (collegiate)
    • Freethought Shorts (collegiate)
    • Freethought Shorts (non-competitive)
    • Freethought Feature (non-competitive)
    • Freethought Animated Shorts (non-competitive)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Mission of the Freethought Film Festival is to promote reason, critical thinking and freedom of inquiry through the medium of film.

    What do we mean by freethought? Simply put...Freethought is the critical examination of truth-claims based on reason and logic...not superstition, not tradition, and not because someone "important" said so.


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  • International Puerto Rican Heritage Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films
    • Documentary
    • Feature Films
    • Horror Films
    • Animation
    • Experimental
    • Gay and Lesbian
    • Youth Films
    • Action Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival (IPRHFF) is to recognize the Puerto Rican community's place in the history of New York City as the first and largest Spanish speaking group to migrate & settle here and who made it possible for other Caribbean & Latin Americans to do the same.

    The festival also seeks to display and maintain the richness of Puerto Rican cultural traditions, creative expressions, and contributions to the welfare and growth of the United States.

    Lastly, the International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival's mission is to encourage narrative and documentary film making for the purposes of archiving the continuous presence, development, and contributions of Puerto Ricans, our culture, our traditions, our creative (collective & individual) thought and contributions to the social fabric of the global community.


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  • Jaipur International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 10/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short fiction film
    • Documentary film
    • Feature Film
    • Animation film
    • Documentary Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The purpose of this film festival is to promote newer movie makers, exchange of knowledge, information, ideas & culture between India & other nations in context of their social and cultural ethos. JIFF also promotes friendship and co-operation among people of the world through the medium of films & documentaries.

    Though the film festivals have became a regular affair in most countries yet most of them cater only to selected audience as well as entertain the commercially successful film makers and related personalities. However, JIFF intends to organize a festival that connects the film fans & movies goers with the world, especially the serious filmmaker & their associates so as to bring about greater understanding of the art of film making.

    Jaipur International Film Festival Trust is registered under act of public trust act 1959 (1959 ka 42) under the Devasthan Commissioner, Jaipur Khand, Jaipur office.


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  • Jersey Shore Shorts Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/10/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Script Competition
    • New Jersey Short Films Section
    • Short Shorts (8 minutes or less)
    • Medium Shorts (9-20 minutes)
    • Long Shorts (20-45 minutes)
    • Animation
    • Documentary Shorts (20 minutes or less)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our mission is to create a forum where filmmakers can present a showcase of their short films and create professional networking opportunities. Our goal is to bring back the art of the short film to the Jersey Shore area.


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  • Jozi Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/28/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Fiction
    • Short Fiction
    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Student

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Jozi Film Festival is a non-profit organisation in Johannesburg, South Africa dedicated to enriching local culture, supporting the city’s vibrant film community, and reaching new audiences through the powerful language of film.



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  • KIDS FIRST! Film Festival Screenplay Endorsement Pr...
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Best Screenplay for Children ages 2-5
    • Best Screenplay for Children ages 5-8
    • Best Screenplay for Children ages 8-12
    • Best Screenplay for Children ages 12-18

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    KIDS FIRST! Film Festival offers a showcase for outstanding films made for and by children ages 2 through 18. Screenplays are evaluated year round and those that are endorsed receive full coverage.


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  • Kerry Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/14/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Kerry Film Festival proudly supports emerging talent and is at the forefront of bringing films and filmmakers to Ireland and creating an international audience for Irish filmmakers.


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  • Kingston Film Festival 2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animation
    • Feature
    • Short
    • Music Video
    • Documentary
    • Student
    • Short Feature
    • Short Doc
    • Music Documentary
    • Fashion

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Kingston Film Festival celebrates the art and entertainment of film in all its forms.

    Through screenings and associated events, the festival aims to present a wide spectrum of filmmaking - feature films, documentaries, animation, short films, experimental, big budget, micro-budget, and so on.

    In 2013, the Kingston Film Festival added their newest submission category Music Documentaries and are very excited to continue being a flagship festival for this genre.


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  • LA COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL and SCREENPLAY COMPETITIONNext Deadline: 08/05/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • SHORT SHORTS
    • SHORTS
    • FEATURE
    • SKETCH COMEDY
    • TV PILOT
    • WEB SERIES
    • ANIMATION
    • MUSIC VIDEO
    • FEATURE SCREENPLAY
    • SHORT SCREENPLAY
    • TV PILOT SCRIPT

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    LA COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL provides a showcase for the best SHORTS, FEATURES, TV PILOTS, WEB SERIES, FILMED SKETCH COMEDY and ANIMATION. Additionally, our SCREENPLAY COMPETITION awards the best FEATURE, SHORTS and TV PILOTS. Our dual emphasis is on “discovering” great comedic talent with the purpose of promoting it to both the entertainment industry and the LA public, as well as, showcasing the works of seasoned professionals and well-known stars.


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  • LA INDIE FILM FESTIVALNext Deadline: 07/25/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Features
    • Short Shorts
    • Shorts
    • Web Series
    • Animation
    • Music Videos
    • TV Pilots

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    LA INDIE FILM FESTIVAL provides a showcase for the best SHORTS, FEATURES, TV PILOTS, WEB SERIES, MUSIC VIDEOS and ANIMATION. Our dual emphasis is on “discovering” great talent with the purpose of promoting it to both the entertainment industry and the LA public, as well as, showcasing the works of seasoned professionals and well-known stars.


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  • La Femme International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/16/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentaries
    • Screenplays
    • Commercials/Music Videos
    • Shorts
    • Mid-Length Films
    • Features
    • Games
    • Animation Shorts
    • Animation Features
    • Mobisodes
    • Webisodes
    • Special Documentary of Focus

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    LA Femme Film Festival will support and nurture the artistic entertainment productions of women for the benefit of an international and domestic audience. We are a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and sexually diverse Festival devoted to women in key positions of film productions domestically and internationally.

    OBJECTIVES:

    The main objectives of the festival are:

    > To Platform new emerging talent and support established women in crossover roles.

    > Support the upward growth potential of entertainment opportunities for women in film.

    > High profile film festival celebrating filmed entertainment "by women for everyone" in October yearly which is highly promoted to industry professionals.

    > To assist in independent filmmakers distribution of their feature films which are platformed in our festival with domestic theatrical and home video distribution.

    > To create opportunities for feature film production for women.


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  • Las Vegas Lift-Off Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Narratives
    • Feature Narratives
    • Feature Scripts
    • Short Scripts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Look beyond the gloss. Put talent before technology.

    Las Vegas Lift-Off is an IMDB qualifying Film Festival.

    As part of the Lift-Off International Film Festivals based in London, the cultural exchange between the UK and the USA: Las Vegas Lift-Off Takes place in June 2015 at the Palms Casino Resort.

    Winners of the London, Liverpool and Los Angeles Film Festivals screen at Las Vegas Lift-Off, along with new hopefuls from around the globe looking to join the ever expanding network of emerging industry professionals at Lift-Off.


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  • Latin Film Fest Australia 2014Next Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Australian Premiere Latin America Feature Film Competition
    • Fantástico Latin America Feature Film Competetion
    • World Premiere Latin America Feature Film Competition
    • Dramatic Short
    • Documentary Short
    • People's Favourite Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Latin Film Fest aims at bringing the best in Latin American film to Australia in partnership with Village Cinemas.

    By showcasing popular identities through films and events, we deliver a festival of international quality that offers not only a rich selection of films but also a variety of events that celebrate the diversities and similarities in all cultures.


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  • Laugh Or Die Comedy FestivalNext Deadline: 07/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • Unproduced Script

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Laugh or Die Comedy Fest is dedicated to Independent Comedy Films, Comedians and Comedy Art & Entertainment of all types. The festival is produced by Breaking Fate Entertainment (www.breakingfate.com) as an annual event.


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  • Laughing Devil Short Film Fest
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films: All Genres

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Laughing Devil Short Film Fest is dedicated to promoting the art of short film and connecting film lovers with filmmakers throughout the year.


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  • Laughlin International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/02/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Youth Films
    • LIFF Picks Showcase (Non-Competitive)
    • Music Videos
    • Animation
    • U.S. Narrative Feature Films
    • U.S. Documentary Feature Films
    • U.S. Short Films
    • International Narrative Feature Films
    • International Documentary Feature Films
    • International Short FIlms
    • University Film Competition
    • Experimental Cinema
    • Extreme Sports

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Laughlin International Film Festival
    October 16-19, 2014

    Our goal at LIFF is to create an exciting, professional and prestigious event that operates as a platform for U.S. and International filmmakers to showcase their films & network with fellow filmmakers in a unique environment, enjoy the casinos and attractions of Laughlin, Nevada. LIFF offers the residents of Laughlin and Bullhead City, AZ the opportunity to experience cinema from a wide range of genres and formats, including a "LIFF Picks" showcase screening non-competitive films selected by the Festival Committee.

    Films are screened at the state-of-the-art Laughlin Stadium 9 cinemas on 3 screens in the heart of Laughlin over 4 days, in conjunction with social networking events, film workshops & panel discussions, plus after parties. The festival is kicked off Thursday night with opening night red carpet arrivals, opening night Film Screening with filmmaker Q&A and then a sponsored afterparty. Social events include: the Friday Night LIFF Halloween & Cosmic Bowling Party, Saturday Filmmaker Workshops, Screenings & Awards Ceremony, Sunday Breakfast & Filmmaker Panel. Films are screened all day Friday, Saturday & Sunday in 3 theaters. Filmmakers accepted to LIFF will receive free All Inclusive VIP Passes to LIFF for the entire event. LIFF is the perfect get-away road-trip adventure that will prove to be an amazing weekend experience you won't forget!

    To further encourage young future filmmakers, LIFF designates a special category for "YOUTH" (18 and under) and also works closely with the local City of Bullhead's Accelerated Learning Center to promote a special "LIFF YOUTH WORKSHOP" every year for local youth interested in filmmaking and entertainment along with Festival attendees. LIFF also supports the local Spring Tri-State Film Festival and awards the festival's Winning Films a free submission into LIFF.

    For more Festival information visit: www.LaughlinFilmFestival.com

    Facebook: www.Facebook.com/LaughlinFilmFestival
    Twitter: www.Twitter.com/LIFF14_Filmfest
    Instagram: www.Instagram.com/laughlinfilmfestival


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  • Leeds International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films - Narrative and Documentary
    • Feature Films - Narrative and Documentary
    • Animated Short Films
    • Yorkshire Short Films
    • Dance Short Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF) is one of the UK's biggest film events and the largest in England after London. LIFF is one of only two British events that are Academy Award Qualifying Film Festivals, which applies to the long-running World Animation and Louis Le Prince International Short Film awards. LIFF is also a BAFTA Qualifying Film Festival for all selected UK shorts.

    LIFF is a portal for audiences to discover the real world of film that exists beyond the limitations of mainstream film exhibition. LIFF primarily supports the work of outstanding, fresh new talent in fiction and documentary filmmaking (in both features and shorts) and in world genre cinema – and work from existing talent that has not received deserved exposure yet in the UK.

    Many of our most successful and highest rated feature-length films are sourced via Withoutabox submissions and we are anticipating some exciting new discoveries this year to help make our next edition the best yet. The short film competitions and panoramas in LIFF are programmed almost entirely from Withoutabox submissions. For reference, the full programme for LIFF 2013 is online at leedsfilm.com.


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  • Legacy Media Institute International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films
    • Documentary Films
    • Animations
    • Short Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Social life is constantly changing and being defined by cultural exchange and economic interaction throughout the world. The LMI-IFF will explore the social, economic, and political aspects of “Cultural Diversity” through the interaction of the African Diaspora in a Global society.


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  • Level Ground Film and Arts FestivalNext Deadline: 09/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Narrative Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Level Ground uses art to create safe space for dialogue about faith, gender, and sexuality. Our hope is to cultivate a better way of speaking with one another across our differences and disagreements.


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  • Literally Short Film AwardsNext Deadline: 07/25/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative
    • Documentary
    • Animation
    • Experimental

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Literal Magazine is proud to celebrate its 10th anniversary by holding its first short film competition Literally Short Film Awards. Literally Short is an event initiated by our drive to bridge Latin American and American cultures onto one collaborative stage that stimulates international artistic expression. We stand together with A. Schulman de México S.A. de C.V., Specialty Polymers, XL Multimedia, Houston Institute for Culture, and MicroSearch with the mission to promote innovative approaches to social change through the arts and cultural influences. Our passion for film lies in its exquisite capacity to merge a multitude of arts into one expression; thus, Literally Short Film Awards seeks to dissolve all geographical boundaries into one platform that equally voices all cultures.


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  • Liverpool Lift-Off Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Narratives
    • Feature Narratives
    • Short Documentary
    • Feature Documentary
    • Feature Scripts
    • Short Scripts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Liverpool Lift-Off is the first Film Festival in the Lift-Off Season for 2015.

    Looking Beyond The Gloss and Putting Talent Before Technology.

    http://www.lift-off-festival.com

    BAFTA considered and accredited. Lift-Off International Film Festival has a plan, which is to create a strong and truly independent platform for filmmakers, showcasing official selections in Europe and the United States, building an industry within the industry, and helping to launch the careers of their filmmakers.

    With the aim to create a truly self reliant indie movement through the transatlantic exchange of exceptional independent film from all over the globe, Lift-Off's motto is to "Look Beyond The Gloss - Putting Talent Before Technology", this means that it doesn't matter what camera you used or what fancy lens kit. It is all about the talent in-front of the camera, the words off the page, the direction, the filling of a frame with narrative, and the emotional journey.

    Lift-Off's mission is clear; Lift-Off Film Festivals want to become the largest independent only festival, free of agents, film stars or production house sample films. We want filmmakers at the grass roots and we want to help these artists to achieve their potential.


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  • London Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 11/07/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Music Video
    • Short Documentary
    • Micro-Budget Feature (< $150k)
    • Female Director Feature
    • Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Sci-Fi/ Horror Feature
    • LGBT Feature
    • UK Feature
    • UK Short
    • Feature Screenplay
    • Sci-Fi/ Horror Screenplay
    • UK Screenplay
    • Short Screenplay
    • Short Short
    • Low-Budget Feature (< $750k)
    • Animated Short
    • No-Budget Feature (< $15k)
    • Experimental Short
    • Horror/ Sci-Fi Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    LIFF is committed to the independent filmmaker. We give special attention to the screening of films by first and second time directors, films shot with budgets under £100,000 ($150,000 US) and quality films that - for whatever reason - are unlikely to receive distribution through other channels.

    With space for many feature films and dozens of shorts, LIFF 2015 will be the biggest festival we've had to date. Stretching over 12 days on the South Bank of the Thames, LIFF will showcase the best of independent filmmaking.


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  • London Lift-Off Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Screenplay
    • Short Animation
    • Short Narrative
    • Feature Narrative
    • Short Documentary
    • Feature Documentary
    • Music Video
    • Short Scripts
    • TV Play Scripts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Looking Beyond The Gloss and Putting Talent Before Technology.

    http://www.lift-off-festival.com

    BAFTA considered and accredited. Lift-Off International Film Festival has a plan, which is to create a strong and truly independent platform for filmmakers, showcasing official selections in Europe and the United States, building an industry within the industry, and helping to launch the careers of their filmmakers.

    With the aim to create a truly self reliant indie movement through the transatlantic exchange of exceptional independent film from all over the globe, Lift-Off's motto is to "Look Beyond The Gloss - Putting Talent Before Technology", this means that it doesn't matter what camera you used or what fancy lens kit. It is all about the talent in-front of the camera, the words off the page, the direction, the filling of a frame with narrative, and the emotional journey.

    Lift-Off's mission is clear; Lift-Off Film Festivals want to become the largest independent only festival, free of agents, film stars or production house sample films. We want filmmakers at the grass roots and we want to help these artists to achieve their potential.


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  • Lone Star Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/16/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Feature Length
    • Documentary Short Form
    • Student Short Competition
    • Narrative Feature Length
    • Narrative Short Form

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Lone Star Film Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that exists to cultivate an appreciation and understanding of the moving image as an art form and to showcase the City of Fort Worth to the world.

    The Society accomplishes this mission through year-round presentation, education, and community collaboration. This includes an international film festival that is the leading event of its kind in North Texas.


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  • Longleaf Film FestivalNext Deadline: 10/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Short
    • Middle and High School Student Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Longleaf Film Festival is a first for the North Carolina Museum of History. While the museum explores stories from North Carolina’s past through exhibits and programs, the Longleaf Film Festival will strive to explore historic and contemporary stories from the state, the country, and the world through narrative and documentary movies. The inaugural Longleaf Film Festival will take place on May 2, 2015, at the Museum of History in Raleigh, North Carolina.

    The Longleaf Film Festival will reflect the diversity of talent and imagination in the filmmaking world and—as a place that helps tell the stories that connect us all—we believe that the North Carolina Museum of History is in a unique position for showcasing films from all over.


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  • Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood (Fall)Next Deadline: 07/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Short
    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Animation
    • Music Video
    • Student
    • Experimental
    • Scripts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The goal of the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood is to recognize and award talented independent filmmakers and Writers, therefore helping them to increase their distribution and project funding opportunities.


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  • Los Angeles Film and Script FestivalNext Deadline: 07/23/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animation
    • Music Video
    • Experimental
    • Script (Drama)
    • Script (Comedy)
    • Script (Action/Adventure)
    • Script (Science Fiction)
    • Script (Student)
    • Script (Horror)
    • Script (Suspense/Thriller)
    • Script (Animation)
    • Narrative Short
    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Student

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The primary objective of the Los Angeles Film and Script Festival is to provide a platform for talented independent filmmakers and writers from around the world who are trying to increase their distribution and production opportunities. The LAFSF’s numerous award possibilities gives independents the chance to receive the accolades they deserve.

    Best Narrative Short
    Best Narrative Feature
    Best Documentary Short
    Best Documentary Feature
    Best Student Film
    Best Animation
    Best Experimental
    Best Music Video
    Best Script (Drama)
    Best Script (Comedy)
    Best Script (Action/Adventure)
    Best Script (Animation)
    Best Script (Horror)
    Best Script (Suspense/Thriller)
    Best Script (Science Fiction)
    Best Script (Student)
    Honorable Mentions


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  • Los Angeles International Underground Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/27/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Feature Film
    • Foreign
    • Feature Documentary
    • Short Documentary
    • Student
    • Experimental
    • Animation
    • Music Video
    • Script Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Los angeles International Underground Film Festival celebrates the efforts and accomplishments of true underground artists from around the world. Filmmakers, writers, etc... who capitalize on their creative intuition to create memorable and inspiring pieces of work when major budgets do not exist.


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  • Los Angeles Lift-Off Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/20/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Narratives
    • Feature Narratives
    • Documentary Features
    • Documentary Shorts
    • Animation Features
    • Animation Shorts
    • Feature Scripts
    • Short Scripts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Los Angeles Lift-Off is an IMDb qualifying Film Festival.

    Our message is clear, Lift-Off Film Festivals want to launch the careers of the filmmakers we showcase. We look beyond the gloss and champion talent regardless of budget and/or technology used in the work.

    Check out our Festival tips prior to submitting. It's important you submit to a festival that suites your work.
    http://www.lift-off-festival.com/category/film-festival-tips/

    As part of the Lift-Off International Film Festivals based in London, the cultural exchange between the UK and the USA: Los Angeles Lift-Off Takes place in September 2014.

    Selected winners of the London, Liverpool and Las Vegas Lift-Off Film Festivals screen at LA Lift-Off; along with new hopefuls from around the globe looking to join the prestigious, and, ever-expanding, network of emerging industry professionals at Lift-Off.


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  • Los Angeles Movie Awards - Fall SessionNext Deadline: 07/23/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Experimental
    • Animation
    • Music Video
    • Student
    • International
    • Scripts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Los Angeles Movie Awards' mission is to celebrate the independent motion picture and literary arts by providing a platform for filmmakers and writers to have their work awarded and screened.


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  • Louisville's International Festival of FilmNext Deadline: 07/14/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • On The Edge Films
    • Animated Feature
    • Feature
    • Short Film
    • Horror Short
    • Horror Feature
    • 3D Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Louisville Film Arts Institute (LFAII) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and promoting the film arts in Kentucky. To help facilitate this goal, it has created Louisville’s International Festival of Film (LIFF) which is a sustainable annual film festival located in Louisville, KY. The festival will showcase independent film, while supporting the cultural diversity of the area.

    The festival is uniquely designed to support film education in Kentucky. In its first year, there were over sixty high school and college students who participated in and helped run the film festival. They gained valuable experience through seminar attendance, Red Carpet interviewing, and networking. We expanded their involvement in our second year by obtaining Final Draft and AVID editing systems for select schools.

    In 2011, we added the Kentucky Youth Film Festival, to allow students the experience of pitching, producing and promoting their work. Due to an overwhelming response from students, we are excited to invite the students and their families back. The Kentucky Youth Film Festival is a regular feature to Louisville's International Festival of Film. Each year the school system is handed a new subject for the students to create, develop and produce a film short or animation, depending on the individual student and his or her interest.

    Our third year also saw our vision for the Kentucky Legends of Fame come to fruition, with the induction of our very first recipient, Ms. Lily Tomlin. As a kick-off and fundraising event, Ms. Tomlin also performed her incredible solo show—giving our festival unprecedented visibility.

    Our Co-Founder, CONRAD BACHMANN (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0045497/), a Louisville native and graduate of Valley High School, attended the University of Kentucky before venturing out west in 1957 to pursue his Hollywood dream. Over his distinguished career, Conrad earned credits in more than 35 films, hundreds of television shows, countless commercials and served as Governor of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for 12 years, and on the Academy Executive Committee. As Chair of the Activities for the Academy he produced countless productions of hit television shows for a professional development series for all Peer Groups. Fifty Years later, Conrad came full circle with the announcement of his plan to develop and annual international film festival in his hometown of Louisville.

    With the creation of LIFF, Conrad is helping to make a difference in the lives of future filmmakers around the world. Although Conrad moved to Hollywood over 50 years ago, his heart never left Louisville. His goal is to bring Hollywood and the artistic process of film making to the region and state. LIFF is his way of giving back the opportunities given to him, while offering a unique forum for others to achieve their dreams. Conrad is passionately dedicated to the success of the festival and wants to share his beautiful Commonwealth of Kentucky with the world.

    LIFF shall bring together talented students, professional filmmakers, industry experts, educators, avid movie-goers, and film connoisseurs from around the globe for a highly interactive weekend of nationally recognized and undiscovered gems, educational seminars, and networking events.


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  • Love Your Shorts Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Drama
    • Documentary
    • Animation
    • Florida Flavor
    • Sci-Fi / Horror
    • Comedy
    • E for Everyone

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    MISSION STATEMENT
    To support, promote and recognize the art of short film and its artists.

    VISION STATEMENT
    The Love Your Shorts Film Festival will be one of the preeminent short film festivals in the world. As the art of short film changes, the festival will adapt with it. We will be known for treating our visiting filmmakers with the highest level of hospitality. The festival will be a platform where film lovers and filmmakers can socialize and collaborate. We will be a respected member within the local creative arts community.


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  • Lucerne International Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature Film
    • Narrative Short Film
    • Narrative Documentary
    • Music Videos
    • Swiss Made
    • Animated Films / Children Films
    • Horror Flixs / Sci-Fi Adventures
    • Art and Experimental

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    This is the fourth LUCERNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL held in the beautiful City of Lucerne, Switzerland.

    Lucerne is known for their first class festivals like the Rose D'Or, Blue Balls Festival, Festival of Lucerne and clearly became a leading host city for big events.

    In cooperation with many great and uniquely experienced partners we will offer a high quality festival with a unique charm.

    The LiFF was founded by award winning moviemakers, just like you are. We have been at many festivals and we have so often "wished" for more. Better hosting, better location and better organization. We aim high for the LIFF and hope to be the festival from which you will return and say..."WOW.... must go again..."

    The LiFF is a registered organization with a group of filmmakers, entertainers and movie lovers. We are proud of all our members who are helping us to organize this fantastic celebration.

    The LiFF attracts worldwide distributors and offers immediate distribution through our channels after the festival of all selected projects. Get your movie out on iTunes, Netflix, amazon and many other venues.


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  • MIND RIGHTS FILM FESTIVALNext Deadline: 07/20/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • SHORT FILMS

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Mind Rights Film Festival (MRFF), fostered and supported by the Gulbenkian Global Mental Health Platform and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, is a short film festival and international competition that focuses on showcasing cinematographic works that deal with mental health issues, in order to promote the rights of people with mental disorders.

    Compelling stories and high quality filmic products will constitute the benchmark of the varied and international festival programming that will captivate, engage, and enlighten the audience. Using the power and the creativity of cinema, this festival aims to spread knowledge on mental illness, to raise public awareness on this topic and to encourage social inclusion of people with mental disabilities and fight against their stigmatization. Therefore, the Award Ceremony will be not just a celebration of the creativity of filmmakers, but also a recognition of their outstanding commitment to human rights issues.


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  • Madrid International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Short
    • Feature Documentry
    • Short Documentry
    • Music
    • Education
    • Animation Feature
    • Animation Short
    • Foreign Language Short
    • Foreign Language Feature
    • Early Notice + Written Review:
    • Best Television series Drama
    • Best Television Comedy Series
    • Best Television Mini Series
    • Best Television Documentary
    • Best Television Production Company
    • Best Television drama not of the English Language
    • Feature scriptwriitng categories
    • Short scriptwriitng categories
    • Best International News reporting

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Madrid International Film Festival is an international film event to celebrate the movie making whilst bringing together film makers and the business of film making, from the smallest independent film maker to the most popular English and foreign language films and is open to all film genres.

    An inventive selection that is neither too traditional nor too sophisticated, a selection that is the most international in the world, open to all film types and yet never forgetting our over-riding passion- that of the love of film, a selection that is attentive to the arrival of new generations and which combines all the necessary conditions for the films to be hosted and honoured in the great tradition of film makers around the world.

    A daring selection that seizes the best of the moment, a selection that creates desire, that triggers curiosity, that carries that certain vitality which currently fills film today and gives a hint of the film of tomorrow, a selection that helps these films, cinema, its creators and artists to exist and to continue their work....

    As for the rest, always place film at the centre of our acts. Generally, to take nothing into account other than the art of film and the Prue-eminence of artistic talent, finally to facilitate transmission, so that tomorrow's Festival can continue the adventure with the combined strengths of experience and modernity Contributing towards the development of Cinema, boosting the film industry worldwide and celebrating making of film at an International Level

    The Official Selection serves to highlight the diversity of cinematic creation through its different sections, the two most important of which are the Competition and UN Certain Regard. Films that are representative of “arthouse cinema with a wide audience appeal” are presented in Competition, and Un Certain Regard focuses on works that have an original aim and aesthetic, the Madrid International Film Festival Awards will be in on films entered in 2011 and 2014 The Filmmaker Award.

    At Madrid International Film Festival short films feature in the Competition, in the Short Film Corner, a professional area dedicated to meeting people, exchanging ideas and promoting films.

    We have built a small but exceptional professional network of industry professional that will look at all films entered and will give business and commercial advice, in some cases the distributors attending will make offers to the filmmakers for their work and to work together to put your movies in the market place, we have the people and skills in our professional team to make this happen, if the professional attending feel there is a market for your movie, they will as with many films over the years of our other festival make it happen.
    We are unique in the amount of platforms and festival we offer filmmakers, we can create a ripple for your movie to be seen around the world, it all starts here by entering your movie.

    The Festival is very keen to discover new talent and act as a springboard for creation. The development of the producers network gives filmmakers an oppertunity to pitch there future production.

    The Madrid International film Festival is a truly International Film Festival open to industry professionals.

    Carl Tooney "President"
    Madrid International Film Festival ™
    www.madridiff.com


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  • Maine Outdoor Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Outdoor Feature
    • Outdoor Short Feature
    • Outdoor Short
    • Outdoor Super Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Celebrating the active outdoor community and inspiring expression since 2012.


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  • Malibu Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/25/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • U.S. Short Films
    • Documentary Films
    • U.S. Feature Films
    • International Feature Films
    • Documentary Short Films
    • Action Sport Films
    • Animated Short Films
    • International Short Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Celebrating its 15th year, The Malibu Film Festival ® is a premier showcase for U.S. and international independent film, held each October in and around Malibu, CA.

    Malibu Film Festival caters to savvy, affluent individuals who care about the finest offerings. Malibu Film Festival brings together people, films and filmmakers among an affluent and powerful community. Each year Malibu Film Festival is coveted among the residents of Malibu as well as the surrounding cities. Known for its quality cutting-edge programming, Malibu Film Festival attracts an affluent, local, national and international consumer base, while maintaining strong ties with the entertainment industry in Los Angeles.


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  • Marda Loop Justice Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Marda Loop Justice Film Festival's (MLJFF) vision is the emergence of a sustainable world of communities at peace, living in just relationships one with another. We value empathy, equality, the sharing of resources and the love of neighbour. We seek to be an effective contributor to the realization of this vision.


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  • Media Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Shorts (5 minutes Max)
    • Late Night Horror Fest
    • Shorts (40 minutes Max.)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    An international festival of short films.

    The Media Film Festival is a vibrant community forum for film lovers, dedicated to providing excellent film experiences for audiences and filmmakers alike. The Media Film Festival celbrates and promotes quality independent films to build greater appreciation of artists and filmmakers within our community


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  • Miami Indie Artist Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • U.S. NarrativeFeature Films
    • U.S. Documentary Feature Films
    • International Documentary Feature Films
    • International Narrative Feature Films
    • Student Films (Feature & Short)
    • Screenplay Competition (Feature & Short)
    • U.S. Short Films
    • International Short Films
    • U.S. and International Feature Animation
    • U.S. and International Short Animation
    • Made in Miami/Florida
    • Wine Lovers

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Miami Indie Artist Film Festivall (MiaFF) is an underground festival actively seeking to introduce the work of risky and creative filmmakers of all length and genres. MiaFF, the newest, hottest festival in Miami Florida USA. The concept behind MiaFF is to have a festival in one venue for all filmmakers, investors and fans from around the world to connect with and build relationships that will take careers to the next level. We push entrepreneurs to joint venture with other like business minded individuals to create projects larger than was ever imagined. MiaFF will also give chances to artists that have been denied the opportunity to showcase their talents in other festivals. With our unique "Second Chance" concept, we encourage all artists to give their films the chance it deserves by bringing your talents to sunny South Florida. Throughout the year, we challenge ourselves to discover and develop independent artists and audiences. We are the platform for artists to present their works without the politics or restrictions. The new MIA Film Festival is dedicated to cultivate talent. Our mission, through its programs, seeks to discover, support and inspire past, present and future independent filmmakers from the United States and around the world, and to bridge audiences to their new work. Prices of up to $60,000. Come Join us December 5-13, 2014.


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  • Miami International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/28/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Cinema 360
    • Knight Documentary
    • Shorts Competition
    • Visions
    • America the Beautiful
    • Reel Music Scene
    • Knight Competition
    • Ibero-American Opera Prima Competition
    • Florida Focus
    • Lee Brian Schrager's Culinary Cinema
    • Mayhem

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) is a world-class platform for International and Ibero-American film. Presenting its 32nd edition in March 2015, MIFF showcases the work of the world’s best emerging and established filmmakers to the diverse cosmopolitan community of Miami. With its special focus on Ibero-American cinema, Miami International Film Festival has become the natural gateway for the discovery of Ibero-American talent. Cash awards totaling more than $60,000 are given in competition categories. Save-the-date: March 5-16, 2015


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  • Miami International Science Fiction Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/25/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Supernatural/Suspense
    • Screenplay
    • Comedy
    • Sci-Fi Short Film
    • Feature Film
    • Made in Florida
    • Anime/Animation Short
    • Fantasy
    • Horror/Thriller
    • Scientific MicroDoc
    • Student Short Film
    • Anime/Animation Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The intent of MiSciFi is to showcase the best in Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Comedy, and other science-themed films from around the world. This jubilee is set in the trendy and increasingly global megalopolis of Miami Florida. Our creative and inspirational environment is ideal to explore films that ponder the infinite possibilities our multiverse holds.


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  • Miami Short Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary
    • Animation
    • Narrative
    • Experimental
    • Environmental
    • Music Videos
    • Cell Short
    • Commercials
    • Webisode
    • Ocean
    • Extreme Sport Video
    • Holistic, spiritual & religious
    • Gothic

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    MsFF's goal year after year is focused on motivating directors, screenwriters, actors, and producers to share their films with fellow filmmakers and industry professionals (to bring exposure to independent up-and-coming filmmakers.)

    Miami Short Film Festival is an avid supporter of local and international culture and arts providing a powerful voice and leading to tomorrow's world-renowned filmmakers.


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  • Midwest Independent Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Dramatic Narrative (Shorts and Features)
    • Comedic Narrative (Shorts and Features)
    • Documentary (Shorts and Features)
    • Student Film (Shorts and Features)
    • Music Video
    • Experimental (Shorts and Features)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Midwest Independent Film Festival is the only film festival in the country solely dedicated to the Midwest filmmaker, presenting audiences with the finest independent cinema in the Midwest every first Tuesday of the month.

    The Midwest Indie also offers filmgoers the unique opportunity to meet directors and actors who introduce their films and hold question and answer sessions after the screenings and prides itself on showcasing emerging directors, powerful artistic visions, and strong cinematic stories.

    These exceptional films combine with an exciting social atmosphere and a state-of-the-art digital screening venue to create one of the premier festivals in the Midwest.


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  • Mile High Horror Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Length Films
    • Animation
    • Local Colorado Feature Length Films
    • Local Colorado Short Films
    • Feature Length Films
    • Music Videos / Movie Trailers
    • Feature Length Screenplay
    • Short Length Screenplay (30 pages or less)
    • Original Song Competition
    • Creative Colorado Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Voted as one of the ‘Top 5 Coolest Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festivals in the World’ by Moviemaker Magazine in 2013!

    The Mile High Horror Film Festival takes place each fall in the Denver metro area of Colorado. The festival's mission is to showcase the very best genre films from around the world.

    To celebrate the 5th year of this annual festival, we will be launching three days of panels, events, parties, celebrities, fun, and the very best genre films on the planet!

    As a premiere horror film festival, each year we host a wide array of celebrities, filmmakers, and artists from the horror genre.

    Our attendance has more than doubled each year of our existence and we believe that 2014 will once again break records.

    We pride ourselves on giving a voice to quality, independent genre films and catering to the filmmakers who create them.

    We look forward to considering your work; thank you for considering the Mile High Horror Film Festival!


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  • Minneapolis St. Paul International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 10/06/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary - Short
    • Narrative - Feature
    • Narrative - Short
    • Minnesota Made - All Lengths
    • Documentary - Feature
    • Minnesota Made - Music Videos

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To foster a knowledgeable and vibrant appreciation of the art of film through a commitment to exhibiting the very best of contemporary and historical independent, local, national and international cinema. In doing so, we inform our audiences about the cultures, histories, cutting-edge news and filmmaking artistry from countries around the world.


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  • Minneapolis Underground Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Minnesota Made (Any length)
    • Music Video
    • Feature Film
    • Documentary Feature
    • Experimental/Avant Garde Feature
    • Short Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Minneapolis Underground Film Festival gives voice to independent and underground filmmakers and their buried gems. Our mission is to promote new artists, entertain our audiences and inspire filmmakers to create exciting original work.


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  • Mississippi International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short
    • Mississippi & Louisiana Films
    • Feature
    • Student Films
    • Documentary, Adventure & Sports

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Mississippi International Film Festival is an independent festival dedicated to bringing international and other unique films to Mississippi that otherwise might not be seen here. MIFF provides a platform for filmmakers because we are film-makers. It's a showcase that honors the hard work of the filmmaker and provides a venue for his/her work to be seen and appreciated.

    MIFF is a team of volunteers and produced by the Mississippi Film Institute, a 501-C-3 Corporation.


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  • Monarch Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentaries
    • Feature Narrative
    • Short Narrative
    • Student Narrative
    • Student Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    As Pacific Grove's only festival dedicated solely to Cinema art, The Monarch Film Festival's mission is to be a catalyst for greater appreciation of Cinema as art, build the local filmmaking community and work with Hollywood and independent film makers alike to showcase Northern California as a dynamic place to shoot and screen movies.


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  • Monster Fest Next Deadline: 08/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films
    • Short Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    MONSTER FEST is not your normal film festival. It is “gorgeousness and gorgosity made flesh” – a genre love-in for drooling cinema fiends with a fetish for the fantastic.

    MONSTER FEST proudly pits itself as the ultimate celebration of all that is weird & wonderful in the international cult cinema palette. Horror, fantasy, science-fiction, action and erotica from every corner of the globe – premiere screenings, special guests, master-classes, parties, events, short filmmaking competitions and much more…


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  • Moondance International Film Festival Next Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • FILM SCORES & ORIGINAL MUSIC
    • FILMS (see all film categories)
    • WRITTEN WORKS (see all writing categories)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

    Our objective for this competition and film festival is to inspire, promote and encourage screenwriters and independent filmmakers, and the very best work in film & film scripts, stage plays, TV scripts, musical film scores, librettos, radio plays & short stories. Moondance provides a professional forum in which those creative, talented & dedicated artists can have the opportunity for their work to be viewed and accepted by the powers that be, within the international film & entertainment community.

    Our work on reaching out toward filmmakers, writers and film score composers everywhere in the world is primary and ongoing. Writers and filmmakers from all six continents, and from a wide diversity of ethnic and linguistic groups are an integral part of our mission and goals. We seek to inspire and invigorate this creative potential to perceive, conceptualize, and produce their works for the benefit of the world society. We are dedicated to preserving their accumulated accomplishments and visions as expressed through the art of film, music and writings.

    Moondance promises to raise awareness of the invaluable contributions of creative talents to the entertainment community. Equity in the film industry does not mean stifling some voices so that others may be heard; it does not demand the compromising of personal standards to achieve success. Equity creates new standards which accommodate and nurture differences. Equity fosters the individual voice, investing talented people with confidence in their own authority. Equity unleashes the creative potential. We see the equal treatment of all, and the equal respect for all responses they explore, as essential to their and our ultimate goals.

    Independent filmmakers, writers and composers are vocal and active participants in the social forces that shape our culture. They portray people as three-dimensional, complex human beings and thus defy the demeaning and pervasive stereotypes perpetuated by the mainstream media.

    We are also dedicated to promoting visibility for women in Hollywood and their impact on the film industry, and we see this as a means to disrupt and correct the misogynous, fantastical, passive, destructive and denigrating visual representation of females that has, historically, been rendered by men in media and has for so long and so plentifully pervaded our visual culture.

    Moondance promotes, encourages, educates and rewards non-violent conflict resolution in the arts & film. Our much-coveted Columbine Awards are given to the filmmakers, writers and composers (of any age) who best depict alternatives to violence as a method of dealing with conflicts, whether personal, local, national or international, and/or show why violence as a solution to conflict is ultimately counter-productive and inhumane.

    Moondance is dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and preservation, and we award the Calypso Award to those filmmakers, writers and composers who create meaningful, educational and entertaining works toward this goal, and inspire others to do likewise.

    Our mission is to entertain, to inform, to inspire, to encourage and to educate. We believe that films and scripts can contribute to a healthier society and that films and scripts should encourage the active involvement of audiences to connect and act collectively to address social challenges.

    Winning and finalist films and scripts are innovative, distinctive, compelling and engaging, relevant to varied audiences and encourage participation. We are eager to continue to be one of the most important film festivals in the world by being innovative, risk-taking, and open to new thinking, new concepts, new talent, and new ways of telling stories.

    Our film programs are always well rounded, entertaining, and enlightening, highlighting diverse cultures, opinions, and stories. We welcome individual expression and are committed to presenting diverse points of view. Moondance aims to entertain, increase awareness, provide multiple viewpoints, address complex social issues, provide forums for deliberation, and strengthen ties between a large variety of international audiences.

    The long-term vision of the Moondance International Film Festival is to preserve and revitalize our intangible heritage, cultivate creative diversity, develop an intercultural dialogue, and stimulate this creative resource. Our mission is to present a vibrant and growing collection of films and writings, which is an ideal means for communication across perceived boundaries of race, culture, age and gender. These works document the complexity and depth of men's & women's experiences that will become widely accessible within the world film industry and to the public, and will encourage and inspire others to write, compose music and to make films.


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  • MovingMedia International Student Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/13/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative
    • Documentary
    • Music Video
    • Experimental
    • Animation
    • New Media
    • High School Narrative
    • High School Documentary
    • High School Music Video
    • High School Experimental
    • High School Animation
    • High School New Media

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    On September 25th - 28th, MovingMedia, Wayne State University annual film festival, will be entering its fourteenth year anniversary. The festival celebrates independent work and creativity while promoting a productive encounter of diverse visual approaches.

    The objective of the festival is to support and celebrate independent work and creativity while promoting a productive setting for student filmmakers all around the world.

    The festival is open to University, Colleges and High School Students worldwide.


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  • Mt. Hood Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • 3D
    • shorts narrative
    • horror/sci-fi short
    • feature narrative
    • documentary feature
    • documentary short
    • student 1st-12th grade
    • horror/sci -fi feature
    • student college/film school
    • animation
    • Adventure

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival seeks to bring films of multiple genres including Narrative, Animation, Documentary, and Sports Documentary to the community of Hood River, OR and the Columbia River Gorge area. The Film Festival also seeks to provide a venue to screen films from around the world which otherwise would not be seen in this area. The Film Festival will dedicate a portion of programming specifically to independent films made in the North West in an effort support local film makers. The Film Festival will dedicate a portion of the program to films made by high school age film makers with a special emphasis on local films made by high school students.


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  • Mumbai Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/02/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • International Competition for the First Feature Films of Directors
    • India Gold 2014
    • New Faces in Indian Cinema
    • Harmony Celebrate Age
    • Dimensions Mumbai
    • World Cinema
    • Film India Worldwide
    • The Real Reel

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The MAMI Board of Trustees clarified in their Mission Statement in 1997, “We feel it is the need of the hour to disseminate and inculcate good cinema among Indian audiences. The only way to achieve this is to celebrate cinema by hosting an international film festival in Mumbai (birth place of Indian Cinema), India 's film and entertainment capital. Mumbai Academy of Moving Image is committed to start Mumbai's first independent international film festival organized by practicing film makers.” The Festival proudly celebrates its 16th Edition this year.


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  • Myrtle Beach International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 10/03/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Features
    • Experimental
    • Anything Goes
    • Shorts
    • Documentaries
    • Animation
    • Music
    • Commercials
    • Foreign

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    We are a Truly Independent Film Festival (tm).
    Our goal is to provide an outlet for projects that represent the Independent Film Maker, their vision, views, and artistic interpretation.


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  • NOLA Horror Film FestNext Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Screenplay
    • Feature Film
    • Music Video &/Or Movie Trailer
    • Louisiana Produced Feature
    • Louisiana Produced Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The NOLA Horror Film Fest is a festival created by horror filmmakers for horror fans. It’s no small wonder - and no great surprise - that so many of today’s top directors got their start in “low budget horror”. With determination and imagination, these artists have created some truly memorable work that has encouraged and inspired a new generation of filmmakers. Our goal is the promotion of horror/sci-fi filmmaking in Louisiana, as well as nationally and internationally. The NOHFF is committed to celebrating the craft and advancing the art form of genre films.


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  • NU POINT OF VIEW: THE EMERGING LATINO FILMMAKERSNext Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Animated Feature
    • Animated Short
    • Narrative Feature
    • Music Videos

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    NUVOtv’s Nu Point of View offers the opportunity for independent American Latino writers, directors and producers to submit their original works to a nationally televised and digital platform. Through Nu Point of View, NUVOtv seeks to celebrate the talent, dedication and cultural voice of these artists and aims to pave the way for an expanded multicultural vision in the world of cinema.


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  • NYC Downtown Short Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Drama
    • Comedy
    • Documentary
    • Animation
    • Latino
    • Gay & Lesbian
    • New York City Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The NYC Downtown Short Film Festival is a program of DMAC-Duo Multicultural Arts Center a (501 c3) non-profit organization located at 62 East 4th Street in New York City's East Village. The mission of DMAC is to create, promote and celebrate multicultural arts through theater, music, dance, art and film.


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  • Naples International Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Features
    • Documentary Features
    • Shorts
    • Florida Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Naples International Film Festival is to celebrate independent film and filmmakers in an intimate festival setting that enhances the cultural and artistic life of our community.


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  • Nashville Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/16/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • New Directors Competition
    • Tennessee Spirit Feature Competition
    • Narrative Feature Competition
    • Music Films / Music City Competition
    • Documentary Short Competition
    • Experimental Short Competition
    • Young Filmmakers Short Film Competition
    • Animated Short Competition
    • College Student Short Competition
    • Documentary Feature Competition
    • Tennessee Spirit Short Film Competition
    • Narrative Short Competition
    • Graveyard Shift Shorts
    • Graveyard Shift Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    NaFF amplifies our collective and individual awareness by bringing the world to Nashville to celebrate innovation, music and the many voices of the human spirit through the art of film.


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  • New England Underground Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Best Film
    • Best Short Subject

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    A day-long festival, held in Hartford, Connecticut, that celebrates the full depth and scope of today's underground film scene.


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  • New Hampshire Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Short (30-60 minutes)
    • Documentary (all length)
    • Animation (all length)
    • Screenplay
    • Student
    • Short (under 30 minutes)
    • NH Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The New Hampshire Film Festival is a non-profit organization that celebrates the art of filmmaking. The festival strives to advance the quality, and innovation of independent film internationally while simultaneously influencing educational, cultural, and economic impact on the local community.


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  • New Media Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/03/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • WEB SERIES - online media multiple (series of 3 or more)
    • Music Video
    • LGBT – Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender
    • FEATURE LENGTH - Media over 30 minutes
    • MOBILE/TABLET - media content created with your cell phone
    • Pilot
    • 3D
    • DOCUMENTARY
    • Animation
    • APPS
    • SRC – SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE CONTENT
    • Digital Comics
    • Trailers
    • SHORTS - Media under 30 minutes
    • MACHINIMA
    • S.T.E.A.M.Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, Math
    • New Media Scripts
    • New Media
    • Sniplers-the 30 second pitch

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Honoring Stories Worth Telling. New Media Film Festival Brings The Best in New Media To The World.
    Learn What's New, What's Next... in all media that are innovative, imaginative and inspirational. Stories that can make you laugh, cry, think & go beyond the ordinary.

    New Media Film Festival intersects the interactivity of new technologies & formats for Media & Cinema which exemplify the power of the cinematic arts to inspire and transform. A festival where we Honor Stories Worth Telling that are created by people of All Ages-All Cultures-All Media.


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  • New York Los Angeles International Film Festival (N...Next Deadline: 07/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Documentary
    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • Short Documentary
    • Animation
    • Student Film
    • Music Video
    • Script Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The chief principle behind the NYLA International film festival is to create prominent networking and artistic interaction between talented independent filmmakers,writers, distributers and film enthusiast.


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  • New York No Limits Film SeriesNext Deadline: 07/21/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films (open)
    • Short Films Series #1 (closed)
    • Short Films Series #2 (closed)
    • Short Films Series #3 (closed)
    • Short Film Series #4 (open)
    • Short Film Series #5 (closed)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    New York No Limits Film Series is a ongoing collection of screenings that presents the best films from around the world in the most unique and dynamic arts city in the world. No Limits provides filmmakers the opportunity and support to explore the most innovative, taboo and diverse shorts from anywhere in the world at the state of the art Wild Project event space. All year long, No Limits breaks the boundaries and spreads the canvass in any genre, no matter the vision from all over the world.


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  • New York PremiereNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Other
    • Narrative
    • Experimental

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    New York Premiere is a festival designed to encourage, support, endorse and highlight the determination, passion, ambition and creativity of emerging filmmakers from around the world.

    It is an international film festival catered exclusively to short films of all genres and styles.

    It is our mission to recognize noteworthy filmmakers and support their career in independent cinema.


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  • NewFilmmakers Los AngelesNext Deadline: 09/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short
    • Feature
    • Los Angeles Local
    • New Media
    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization designed to showcase innovative works by emerging filmmakers from around the world, providing the Los Angeles community of entertainment professionals and film goers with a constant surge of monthly screening events. NFMLA provides a forum where filmmakers can be recognized for their contributions, have open audience discussions about their projects and connect with industry professionals for insight on distribution, production, acquisition and representation.


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  • NewFilmmakers New YorkNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films Spring '14
    • Feature Films Spring '14
    • Feature Films Summer '14
    • Feature Films Fall '14
    • Short Films Summer '14
    • Short Films Fall '14
    • Short Films Winter '15
    • Feature Films Winter '15

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    NEWFILMMAKERS screens every week at Anthology Film Archives, one of the leading theaters in New York City. We divide the year into four seasons and recently added multi day Festivals to begin each season.

    We are the longest running screening series in New York City. Our unique national series gives filmmakers the opportunity to screen their work for local audiences and to promote themselves to national distributors.

    We look for films by promising new directors and established ones overlooked by other festivals. Many directors have started their careers with us.

    We also program the Soho Screening Series at the Soho House in the Meatpacking District of New York City. This Series restricted to Soho House members and guests and screens British and American films submitted to NewFilmmakers.


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  • North Hollywood CineFestNext Deadline: 08/13/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Student Films
    • Short Films - Comedy
    • Short Films - Thriller / Horror
    • Short Films - General
    • Short Films - Kids
    • Documentary Short Film
    • Feature Film - Comedy
    • Feature Film - Thriller / Horror
    • Feature Film - USA
    • Feature Film - International
    • Documentary Feature Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The North Hollywood CineFest seeks to celebrate great independent filmmaking of all genres in both short and feature lengths from all over the world. We strive to reach out to the Hollywood community to provide an all-round exciting, fun, and productive festival experience with a great networking atmosphere.


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  • Northampton International Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Features
    • Documentary
    • Shorts
    • World Cinema

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Northampton International Film Festival (NoHoIFF) is dedicated to showcasing independent film from around the world. NoHoIFF celebrates the art of filmmaking, inspiring artistic development and encouraging reflection through film. NoHoIFF presents excellence in filmmaking within a city known for its thriving and distinctive arts culture.


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  • Northeast Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Screenplay (Unproduced)
    • Narrative Feature Films
    • Narrative Short Films
    • Documentary Films
    • Student Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Northeast Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing and promoting quality independent films from filmmakers throughout the United States and internationally.


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  • Norwich Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Animated Film
    • Student Film
    • One Minute Movie
    • Short Screenplay

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Norwich Film Festival was created as a platform for new and established filmmakers to interact and educate.

    We will always endeavour to give opportunities to up and coming filmmakers and offer them chances to screen their work alongside more established artists in order to raise their own profile and enhance their reputation.

    As well as this, we want the audiences to get involved more, and not just watch films. We also want them to learn about the films, so where possible, we will offer workshops, talks, and Q&A sessions with the filmmakers after screenings.

    We're not here to just glorify existing talent, but to nurture and encourage new talent.


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  • ONECLOUDFEST
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Music Videos
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Short
    • Feature Films - Non-Competitive
    • Narrative Short - Non-Competitive
    • Documentary Feature - Non-Competitive
    • HORROR NIGHTS

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    ::MovieMaker magazine's 2013 Top 50 film festivals worth the entry fee!::

    Mission: Bringing independent artists and filmmakers to audiences everywhere.
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  • OUTrageous: Santa Barbara Lesbian & Gay Film Fe...Next Deadline: 07/25/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Short
    • Short Documentary
    • Feature Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    OUTrageous provides a diverse selection of films that entertain, challenge, and educate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered communities. OUTrageous also provides filmmakers with opportunities to screen their work that might not otherwise be seen locally.


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  • Ocean Film Festival Tour: AustraliaNext Deadline: 10/28/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film - Ocean related
    • Underwater film
    • Ocean Exploration and Sport
    • Ocean Environment
    • Ocean Culture
    • Marine Wildlife/science

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our vision is to inspire more people to explore, respect, enjoy, and protect our oceans. Film is at the heart of the Ocean Film Festival Tour: Australia and we aim to share the best films from around the globe with our audiences.


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  • Ocktober Film Festival Next Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Narrative
    • Short Narrative
    • Documentary
    • Music Videos
    • Web Series

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Ocktober Film Festival is the "go to" place on the east coast to discover independent films, new media and emerging technologies.


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  • Offshoot Film Fest
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Education (Higher Ed)
    • Documentary Feature
    • Narrative Feature
    • Animation
    • Short
    • Low Budget / Low Tech
    • Arkansas Connection
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Offshoot Film Fest, presented by the Seedling Film Association of Northwest Arkansas, has two goals: To continue a world-class film festival centered in Northwest Arkansas and to bring filmmakers to our state.

    We are committed to nurturing the art of filmmaking by developing and maintaining personal relationships with all our filmmakers.


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  • Ohio Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films (over 30 minutes)
    • Short Films (30 minutes or less)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The OIFF is dedicated to freedom of expression through independent media. The OIFF is programmed 100% from the films and videos submitted each year, an unusual filmmaker-friendly standard for festivals.


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  • Omaha Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Feature Length Screenplay Competition
    • Short Length Screenplay Competition
    • Narrative Feature Film
    • Documentary
    • Nebraska Short Film
    • Animated Short Film
    • Music Video (Nebraska and Western Iowa)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    ESTABLISHED IN 2005, the Omaha Film Festival (OFF) began as a way for the Omaha community to experience the artistry of independent filmmaking through the exhibition of new films by aspiring artists that are otherwise unavailable for viewing in the area. The Festival showcases over 80 films during its annual event, selected from an average of over 500 annual entries that come in from around the world, offering a wide variety of independent cinema choices that includes regional and world premier films as well as advanced screenings of films that have already attracted wider distribution. Narrative features, documentaries, short films, and animated shorts are screened during the festival, with a special section for Nebraska-made films as well. The selected filmmakers are invited to attend the festival and are given the opportunity to discuss their films with the audience after each screening.


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  • Orlando Urban Film Festival (OUFF)Next Deadline: 08/22/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Remember: Life & Legacy Award
    • Short Film Corner
    • Rising Director
    • Animated Subject
    • Music Video
    • Phenomental Women In Film
    • International Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Mission of the Orlando Urban Film Festival's (OUFF) "Digital Movie & Music Showcase" is to create an exciting new channel to expose a cultural mix of creative talent for movie and music producers. OUFF will bring together film makers and music producers to tell their sides of the story and breakdown movie making in a powerful way. Our goal is to educate creative individuals and show them how to be successful in the entertainment business. Also, bring the audience to the creators of Movies and Music to discuss the affects images and sound has our daily lives. It's important to understand how to make the product as well as why people will buy your product.


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  • Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • SciFi Features
    • SciFi Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Science Fiction comes in all shapes and sizes: horror, drama, comedy - we want to bring the best of that to Austin.

    Other Worlds Austin is the one-and-only film festival in Austin, TX dedicated to Science Fiction Filmmaking. With a team of programmers who love science fiction, write science fiction, or make science fiction films of their own, we are in this for one reason only, to put on a great festival. We are looking for great stories that aren’t afraid to push the boundaries of the audience, thrilling them both visually and intellectually. OWA is firmly committed to supporting exciting filmmakers, by giving them exhibition opportunities for films that are often overlooked on the film festival circuit.

    Other Worlds Austin is dedicated to bringing the best in SciFi to Austin, TX. Our programming team looks past budgets or the Hollywood push to find great stories, and give them their Austin premiere. Although we would love to be a film's World or US Premiere, there are plenty of films making the festival circuit that right now have very little opportunity to play this town, one that has embraced Science Fiction for years and may just be the center of 'geek' culture. Why wait for a film to come out on VOD (or at all) if we can give it a chance to screen in a theatre before an audience of SciFi fans.


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  • Outside the Box Bakersfield Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Persons With Developmental Disabilities
    • American Veterans
    • Spiritual
    • Independent

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Outside the Box Bakersfield Film Festival is designed to attract not only local and regional filmmakers in traditional festival tracks, but to reach out nationally to specific niche film making communities and their followers.


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  • Over The Fence Comedy film festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Longer Short Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The 17th Over the Fence Comedy Film Festival Call For Entries
    is open to August, 2014.

    OTF Vision are:
    1. To encourage and stimulate new comedy production.
    2. To exhibit broad range of work for and to local audiences.
    3. To dedicate a film festival to the genre comedy.
    4. To celebrate comic culture, humour and verve.
    5. To entertain, and
    6. To inspire


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  • Pasadena International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 10/10/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Webseries
    • Screenplays
    • Feature Films
    • Short Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Pasadena International Film Festival blew everyone away last year with a spectacular festival. Filmmakers flew in from all over the world- and we created a community of filmmakers and film lovers who are here to support and nurture the worlds of art, culture, and film. Pasadena, located only a few miles from the heart of Hollywood, finally has its very own film festival—where the old world of film meets the new world of new media. Every evening we will host a post-screening mixer at a venue that reflects Old Hollywood—an era of grace, elegance, and mystery.

    Pasadena—long known for its love and support of the arts, gathers filmmakers, celebrities, and the general public for a festive and exciting week that promotes class, culture, and community. People from every continent are invited to share in the beauty that is Pasadena. Don’t miss out.


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  • Philadelphia Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/25/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Length Films
    • Documentary Films
    • Short Films
    • Local (Philadelphia-shot or Philadelphia-based)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Philadelphia Film Festival is an annual event that strives to bring the best of cinema from around the world to Philadelphia, and to highlight these important and impactful films to the Philadelphia community. The Festival also places an importance on highlighting Philadelphia by featuring films shot in and around the greater Philadelphia region or by Philadelphia-born filmmakers.

    The Festival is produced by the Philadelphia Film Society (PFS), a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and cultural organization that values film as an extraordinary form of artistic expression and as a reflection of cultural, social, and economic diversity. It is PFS’ mission to utilize film’s unique capacity to engage a broad cross-section of the community, while further providing access to powerful films from around the world in order to increase education and understanding.

    Through the Festival and year-round programming, PFS fosters unique opportunities for filmgoers to exchange reactions, insights and interpretations with others and create a shared experience around film through post-screening dialogs, at times with visiting filmmakers, film scholars or industry professionals. In addition to providing Philadelphia access to and education through films from around the world, PFS is likewise committed to building in Philadelphia a strong and vibrant film community. Through its programs, PFS helps to create an exciting citywide focus on film and also help bring greater outside attention to Philadelphia as a place where film is flourishing.


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  • Pittsburgh Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Narrative
    • Feature Documentary
    • Narrative Short
    • Doucmentary Short
    • New Media Short
    • Experimental
    • Music Video
    • Animation
    • Webasodes

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Pittsburgh has consistently been voted the most livable city in the USA. We like to celebrate international and independent films, and we believe that film as a medium can make a positive impact in the world. The Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival is an international festival that provides a platform where filmmakers can showcase their work, increase opportunities for producers and maximize potential for distribution, press and industry recognition.

    WE PRESENT PLAQUES
    Every Selected Submission receives an Official Selection Plaque, we have been told that these plaques are better in quality than the awards given to the "Winners" of other festivals. We recognize the hard work that goes into any production and like to reward that hard work with something substantial. We are the only festival in the "WORLD" that presents "Plaques" for acceptance into our festival. Most fests give you your "laurels" and send you on your way. In addition to the plaque,we also give give you laurels. Awards for 9 category winners are also presented at the festival.. At the Pittsburgh Independent Film festival everyone is treated like a winner.


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  • Planet In Focus Environmental Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Shorts
    • Mark Haslam Award
    • International Feature
    • Canadian Feature
    • The Harold Greenberg Fund's Green Screen Award

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Planet in Focus (PIF), is Canada’s leading environmental media arts organization showcasing and promoting outstanding environmental films and videos by Canadian and international filmmakers at its multi-faceted annual Film Festival in Toronto and by screening films in communities and schools across the country through the Green School Tour and the monthly screening series, Salon Vert.

    PIF also spearheads a pan-industry program known as the Green Screen Initiative in order to reduce the environmental footprint of the film and television industry.

    Find out more at www.planetinfocus.org.


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  • PollyGrind Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Lady's Touch (Written/Directed/Produced by Women)
    • Young Gunz (Written/Directed/Produced by Under 18)
    • Drama Galore
    • Blood-o-Rama (Horror/Gore Feature)
    • Frontiers Anew (Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Adventure/Western Feature)
    • Area-X (Exploitation/Sexy Feature)
    • Weirdville (Cult/Quirky/Dark Comedy/Off-Kilter Drama Feature)
    • CrimeTime (Thrillers/Action/Film Noir Feature)
    • Words! Words! Words! (Short/Feature Screenplays)
    • Really Reel (Documentary/Biopic/Extreme Sports Feature)
    • Arthouse on the Left (Avant-Garde/Experimental Feature)
    • The Outcasts (Banned/Rejected/Censored Feature)
    • Polly U (Underground/Fringe/Guerrilla Feature)
    • Zombiepalooza (Features and Shorts about the Undead)
    • Twisted Toons (Animation/Illustrated Film/Green Screen Feature)
    • Medium Cools (Medium Film Competition, 31 to 60 minutes)
    • ShortCuts (Short Film Competition, 1 to 30 minutes)
    • The Others (Webisode/TV Series Episode)
    • Musical Moon Walks (Music Video Competition)
    • Coming Soon (Real Trailer/TV Commercial/Ad Spot)
    • Probably Not, But Possibly Coming Soon (Fake Trailer/TV Commercial/Ad Spot)
    • New Wave (New Filmmakers/Debut/Sophomore Feature)
    • Phony Baloney (Spoof/Parody/Found Footage/Mockumentary Feature)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    PollyGrind is an international film festival that is all about artistic freedom. Our aim is to celebrate individuality, diversity, creativity and empowerment by showcasing the work of filmmakers with defiantly independent visions. We are always on the lookout to spotlight as many different types of projects as we can.


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  • Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival Next Deadline: 08/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Young Women Filmmakers (18 & under)
    • Experimental Short
    • Animation
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POWFest) places a spotlight on women directors by showcasing their work and strengthening the community of women in film.

    POWFest empowers women to find their voice and to share their stories through innovative and quality filmmaking.

    We feature the work of today’s top women directors, honoring the true pioneers while providing support and recognition for the next generation of leading women filmmakers.


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  • Praxis Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Short
    • Student Short
    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Animated Short
    • Documentary Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Praxis Film festival is committed to enhancing the Goldsboro, North Carolina cultural landscape by bringing quality films to the community. Praxis Film Festival seeks to provide residents and with opportunities to encounter, through film, other countries, cultures, and life circumstance. Praxis recognizes that film can help us develop understanding, compassion, insights into human nature, and an appreciation for all that connects people to each other individually and to the larger community. Last, but not least, Praxis believes good films bring joy and entertainment. Praxis Film Festival screens films that contribute in some way to its mission.


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  • Providence Children's Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/06/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Length Narrative
    • Feature Length Documentary
    • Short Film
    • Youth Filmmaker Show

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    PCFF brings the community together to watch the best of independent and international films, appropriate but not made specifically for, youth and children; to learn about the craft of film making from filmmakers near and far; to discuss stories, people, connections. Through the art of the moving image, PCFF inspires a new generation of thinkers and doers.


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  • QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVALNext Deadline: 09/07/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary
    • Animation
    • Narrative
    • LGBTQ

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Queens World Film Festival screens challenging films from around the world and around the corner. We are especially interested in maverick filmmakers of any sex, orientation, ethnicity, country, region with a point of view and we don't want you to back off. Take a stand and show us something we have never seen before.

    We want you to have time with your audience and we want to build community around you and your work. That is why there is a Q & A in every screening and why we re-screen films all year long in our very popular Encore Screening series.

    You could go to any festival in the world, so when you choose us, we don't take that lightly.







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  • REEL Independent Film Extravaganza
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short
    • Narrative Feature
    • Experimental
    • Animated
    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    2014 RIFE MISSION

    The 5th Annual Reel Independent Film Extravaganza (RIFE) will take place October 10-16 at West End Cinemas in Washington, DC. “More than a festival” – is an event created by filmmakers FOR filmmakers. The event strives to present the best of independent films in a variety of categories from around the world in an environment designed to provide unique opportunities for participants to interact with one another while networking with film professionals of the like. The Reel Independent Film Extravaganza is more than a festival---it is a new kind of experience!

    RIFE IS “MORE THAN A FESTIVAL – IT IS A NEW KIND OF EXPERIENCE!


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  • REEL Recovery Film Festival~2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Shorts
    • Features
    • Educational
    • Documentaries

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Writers In Treatment is a nonprofit organization that helps men and women in the writing profession suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction and other self-destructive behaviors get treatment for their problems. We also produce the W.I.T. Lecture/Discussion Series for schools, civic organizations, businesses and the recovery community.


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  • RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM: 41 min or more
    • NARRATIVE SHORT FILM: 40 min or less
    • NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM: 41 min or more
    • ANIMATED SHORT FILM: 40 min or less
    • FEATURE SCREENPLAY: 41 pages or more
    • SHORT SCREENPLAY: 40 pages or less
    • DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM: 40 min or less
    • EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM: 40 min or less
    • MUSIC VIDEO

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF) offers an exciting array of film screenings, industry panels, Q&As, live musical performances, and entertainment mixers that bring the spirit of Hollywood to beautiful Richmond, Virginia at the historic Byrd Theatre. In 2011, USA Today called the 1,300-seat theatre, "One of the top 10 places to still see a movie in splendor in the United States."

    An inclusive and spirited festival designed to honor true film artists; RIFF welcomes produced films and screenplays of all genres and niches (features & shorts). New as of last year, RIFF also accepts music videos.

    With the aim of promoting established filmmakers and discovering up-and-coming talent, the festival works to promote its participating filmmakers and writers through various media outlets and production partners.

    Additionally, RIFF has an additional platform that highlights unique projects that focus on using film as a powerful art form for creating awareness and social change. The festival is also one of the few that offers annual production opportunities through their separate production award and parent production partner, The Moving Image Xchange LLC (The MIX). RIFF is an exciting collaborative platform for writers and filmmakers as it brings great talent together and helps launch careers.


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  • Raindance Web Fest
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Web Series

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Raindance Web Fest is the UK's first annual film festival devoted to web series. The fest showcases scripted and documentary web series from around the world including world premieres. The festival takes place during the Raindance Film Festival at the Vue Piccadilly Cinema in the heart of London's West End.

    Web Series being entered into 2014 must have been completed after January 1, 2013.


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  • Rated SR - Socially Relevant Film Festival New YorkNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films
    • Documentaries
    • Scripts in Development
    • Feature Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    RATED SR - Socially Relevant FIlm Festival New York is a festival that focuses on socially relevant film content and human interest stories.

    Rated SR aims to showcase socially relevant films of high artistic value that educate, enlighten, entertain, and that can be commercially viable. Socially Relevant films can be funny, dramatic, romantic, adventurous, comical, suspenseful, intellectually challenging, historical, psychologically inclined, or tell a story that matters. In short, Rated SR films can be anything BUT boring!

    THE MISSION of the Festival is to spotlight filmmakers who are producing films that tackle the social and environmental issues of the day without relying on gratuitous effects, loud soundtracks and sensationalism to draw in an audience.


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  • Reality Bytes Independent Student Film FestivalNext Deadline: 01/01/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Documentary
    • Short Fiction
    • High School

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Reality Bytes is a yearly festival sponsored by Northern Illinois University’s Department of Communication. It is designed to allow high school, college and graduate students to competitively screen their films!


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  • Red Wasp Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature Film
    • Narrative Short Film
    • Student Short Film
    • Documentary Feature Film
    • Documentary Short Film
    • Animated Shorts
    • Student Animated Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Red Wasp Film Festival is aimed at bringing quality films to the Brazos Valley and increasing appreciation of film and film making.


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  • Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for YouthNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • International Shorts
    • Canadian Features & Shorts
    • International Features

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth is an annual, competitive, international event presented by Reel to Real: A Celebration of Moving Images for Youth Society (Reel to Real). A non-profit media arts and education society, Reel to Real is dedicated to showing the best in culturally diverse, authentic programming for children and youth. Our objective is to broaden young people's exposure to and appreciation of film and video from all over the world.


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  • Reel Health International Health Short Film Festiva...Next Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Creative Award
    • Get Well Soon
    • My Journey
    • Your Voice
    • Behind The Scenes
    • Youth Award
    • Mental Health

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Reel Health International Short Film Festival (RHISFF) is a platform to tell real stories of health through the engaging medium of film.

    RHISFF recognises that our attitude, inspiration and progression towards genuine health issues are advanced through conversation. With entries from all over the world, and through a variety of genres, this festival will start many conversations to ultimately benefit the greater health and arts communities.

    The 2014 Reel Health International Short Film Festival is run by Monash Health, Victoria’s largest public health service.

    Monash Health is privileged to be one of the few health networks in Australia to have an Arts in Health Program. This is an initiative that seeks external funding for internal projects with the support and endorsement of the EMT and Board.



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  • Reel Indie Film Fest
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Feature Film
    • Documentary
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Reel Indie Film Festival (RiFF) is an independent film festival with a focus on music-related content. Launched in 2013 as part of the 10th anniversary of Indie Week. RiFF seeks to cover the gamut of musical inspiration, and to support filmmakers’ music-oriented stories, using music as a platform for one’s thoughts and beliefs. Films that capture the essence of a band or song. www.reelindiefilmfest.com


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  • ReelHeART International Film and Screenplay Festiva...Next Deadline: 08/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animated or New Media Film
    • Feature Film - Narrative
    • Feature Documentary
    • Short Film - Narrative
    • Music Video
    • Dance or Music Related Film
    • Experimental Film
    • © ReelHeART Short Screenplay Competition
    • © ReelTube Video Category
    • Thesis Film Category
    • Short Documentary
    • © ReelHeART Off The Shelf Category
    • © ReelHeART Feature Screenplay Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Original. International. Indie. Anti-Niche!

    ReelHeART International Film Festival is worldwide independent film festival held every June in Toronto, Canada.

    In 2004 our founder had a vision that a new film festival could be formed to fill the void created by the growing trend of 'niche' festivals.

    After placing a Director as second in command, the shape and focus of ReelHeART became a reality and to this day constantly evolves to refine its mandate to put the spotlight on only the best in independent filmmaking from around the world.

    Our niche is NO niche. We believe in all Cultures under one Roof. It's the same with our Films, Documentaries and Screenplays. We believe in cultural exchange of ideas and creative expression without borders and labels.

    ReelHeART accepts films and documentaries of all genres, countries and film lengths. There are 14 Categories of Competition. Two of those categories are our Short Screenplay and Feature Screenplay Competition. Top Film Prize is the "Founder's Award" ('Best of the Fest').

    ReelHeART is dedicated to supporting the need for exposure for ALL LEVELS of independent filmmakers around the world. We put emerging and student artists alongside established and master filmmakers in an effort that all filmmakers can be recognized for their art, rather than their credits.

    We also have a goal to satisfy and challenge the interests of filmgoers and film supporters, to encourage, reward and celebrate the "Real HeART" of Independent Film and New Media.

    Whether filmmaker, screenwriter, reviewer, media or industry professional, the welcome and networking opportunities you experience at ReelHeART will be talked about from one year to the next!


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  • Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Features
    • Shorts
    • Documentaries
    • Student produced films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is to promote film as an art form through community outreach and educational film initiatives. The Film Society sponsors monthly screenings, community outreach efforts, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival.


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  • Rincon International Film Festival - Puerto RicoNext Deadline: 11/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Documentary (50 min.+)
    • Student Film (Puerto Rico)
    • Feature (Puerto Rico)
    • Documentary (Puerto Rico)
    • Short Film (Puerto Rico)
    • Feature Film (50 min.+)
    • Animation Film
    • Short Film (49 min.-)
    • Student Film (0-130 min.)
    • Music Video
    • Surfing Film Category

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Selected by MovieMaker Magazine - as one of the Top 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee for 2013, The mission of the Rincon International Film Festival is to support and promote culture and the arts in Puerto Rico through the medium of film. The festival seeks to inspire student, future and current filmmakers in the art of filmmaking, and to enhance the movie viewing experience in Puerto Rico through creative, unique and entertaining events.


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  • River's Edge International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • ANIMATION
    • DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
    • EXPERIMENTAL
    • DOCUMENTARY SHORT
    • NARRATIVE SHORT
    • NARRATIVE FEATURE

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Rivers Edge International Film Festival is a four-day event built around the showing of quality independent film from around the world. Our focus is both on the film lover, providing multiple venues in which to experience the best the world of cinema has to offer, and on the film maker, offering opportunities for exhibition, education, and networking with contemporaries. Regional films and filmmakers is of particular interest, whether from western Kentucky or eastern Mongolia, all cultures and areas have a story to tell and we enjoying facilitating that telling.


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  • RiverRun International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature-length Narrative
    • Short documentary
    • Feature-length Documentary
    • Short fiction
    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The RiverRun International Film Festival is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the role of cinema as a conduit of powerful ideas and diverse viewpoints. Our mission is to foster a greater appreciation of cinema and a deeper understanding of the many people, cultures and perspectives of our world through regular interaction with great films and filmmakers.


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  • Rochester International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 12/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Movies on a Shoestring, Inc. is formed to foster and encourage the study and production of motion pictures as a medium of artistic expression, to educate its members and the public in the art and technique of motion picture photography, and to provide a venue for independent filmmakers to present their cinematic creations annually.


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  • Rockport Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Fiction Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Animated Short
    • Fiction Short
    • Student Film
    • Experimental

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    International in scope, local in flavor -- the Rockport Film Festival's mission is to celebrate independent cinema on the Texas Coast, providing a venue and creating an audience for independent films in one of America's top 10 coastal art colonies.


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  • Route 66 Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animation
    • Debut Film
    • Foreign Language
    • Comedy
    • Drama
    • Experimental
    • Student Showcase
    • Made in Illinois

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our mission is to support and recognize independent filmmakers of all ages and backgrounds. The general theme of our festival is journey, whether emotional, physical, spiritual or personal. We strive to introduce audiences to talented artists from around the world, as well as the American Midwest.


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  • Rumschpringe International Short Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Skate Video
    • Comedy
    • Music Video
    • Horror
    • Drama
    • Animation
    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    In its seventh year, the Rumschpringe International Short Film Festival seeks to support the independent digital film community by offering a competitive film festival to inspire and motivate while developing Lancaster, Pennsylvania, into an annual destination for short film aficionados to experience the best of the contemporary art form.


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  • SENE Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/26/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature (non-documentary)
    • Short (non-documentary)
    • Animation
    • Documentary (feature and short)
    • Gay & Lesbian
    • Screenplay
    • Music Video (less than 360 seconds)
    • Sci-Fi/Horror
    • Comedy Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The SOUTHEAST NEW ENGLAND (SENE) FILM, MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL seeks to involve audiences in a full range of cultural opportunities, combining film, music and art into events designed to cross‐promote the works of filmmakers, musicians and artists to new audiences.

    SENE has partnered with the Rhode Island Comic Con (30,000 attendance) and the Boston Comedy Festival. Films submitted to SENE are also eligible for screening at both events where applicable.


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  • SNOB (Somewhat North Of Boston) Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/25/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Trailers Only w/o a film (under 3 min)
    • Feature Length (60-180 min)
    • Shorts (40-59 min)
    • Shorts (20-39 min)
    • Shorts (Under 20 min)
    • Kids (By or For Kids)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The SNOB (Somewhat North of Boston) Film Festival is a grassroots effort to showcase and support independent filmmaking. It strives to bring films to the area that local audiences might not otherwise see.


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  • SOHO International Film Festival NYCNext Deadline: 08/06/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Feature Films
    • World Competition Feature Films
    • Short Films
    • US Competition Feature Films
    • Animated Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The festival's mission is to exhibit the best films from the around the world and create a safe haven festival event for filmmakers and cineastes to co exist and learn from each other. Our vision is to be the festival that links independent films to the proper audience and to find distribution during our event.

    Accepting full-length features, short films and documentaries from professionals and amateurs alike, SohoFilmFest will hold screenings, panels and host social events and other networking opportunities for everyone involved. Leading figures from all disciplines of the film industry including distributors and media will be in attendance.


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  • STILL / MOVING DSLR Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/14/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Fiction
    • Documentary
    • Music Video
    • Animation
    • Experimental

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    STILL / MOVING DSLR Film Festival is dedicated to bringing original works and emerging talent to London's vibrant, multicultural arts community. It was created as a platform for new and established photographers, artists and filmmakers to interact and educate.

    STILL / MOVING was inspired by the development of HD video-capable digital SLR cameras that have revolutionized film-making. The accessibility of this technology has led to a creative revolution; expanding creative freedom, mobilizing and given voice to film-makers previously denied the opportunity. As creative and professional boundaries blur, ground-breaking work is being produced by photographers, artists and filmmakers using the DSLR camera as their primary tool. Until now, this convergence and creative phenomenon has not been fully explored or discussed and Photofusion have programmed the STILL / MOVING Film Festival to do just that.

    STILL / MOVING is created and coordinated by Photofusion [www.photofusion.org] London's largest independent photography centre and a non-profit organisation funded by Arts Council England. The festival is sponsored by Warner Music UK, in partnership with Picturehouse Cinemas (Ritzy) and The London Borough of Lambeth.


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  • SaMo Indie - The Santa Monica Independent Film Fest...
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animated Short
    • Documentaries
    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Santa Monica Independent Film Festival (SaMo Indie) is dedicated to providing truly independent filmmakers with a robust, filmmaker friendly venue to showcase their work in the heart of the entertainment industry.

    As such, SaMo Indie is different! We pledge that our program is curated entirely from blind filmmaker submissions, at least three real people actually watch every single submission in its entirety and our Honorable Mentions category is unsurpassed on the festival circuit.


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  • Sacramento Horror Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/10/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Shorts
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    We strive to promote you the filmmaker. It is our goal to give you a platform for your talents within the horror film genre. We carefully select the best of the best in regards to horror shorts, features, animations, documentaries, and music videos to present to our loyal audience.


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  • Samain du cinema fantastiqueNext Deadline: 08/11/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films
    • Short Films
    • Films Francophones

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:


    La Samain du cinema fantastique
    is a five-night showcase of international thrilling cinema.

    We're currently on the lookout for features and shorts to showcase at this October's event. All genre is appreciated, La Samain du cinema fantastique has always embraced films whose sheer individuality puts them in a genre of their own. If you're not sure whether your film is right for us, consider that we've showcased everything from captivating dramas, eccentric comedies, provocative documentaries, mind-blowing experimental works, musicals, even atypical children's films. In other words, set our minds' eyes on fire and we'll do everything possible to get your film seen. Feel free to browse our 2013 website for a better understanding of our programming tastes.

    Any work produced in the past 24 months is eligible for both our official jury competition and our Public's Prize.

    Twitter : @samainfestival
    Facebook : /samainfilmfestival
    Website : www.samainfilmfestival.com


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  • San Antonio Q Fest: San Antonio LGBT International ...Next Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary
    • Short Film
    • Narrative Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    San Antonio Q Fest: The San Antonio LGBTQ International Film Festival is committed to showcasing and bringing awareness of the diverse culture and perspective of the LGBTQ Community to the greater San Antonio area. The festival will feature cinematic works recognizing and celebrating a multicultural world.


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  • San Diego Asian Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animated Short
    • Short Documentary
    • Narrative Short
    • Feature Documentary
    • Narrative Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the San Diego Asian Film Festival is to bring communities together and create transformational experiences through the Pan Asian media arts.

    We fulfill our mission by:
    * Presenting unique, culturally-enriching programs that would otherwise be inaccessible to the public;
    * Engaging the public in meaningful discourse and positive social change through our programs;
    * Promoting artistic excellence, innovation, and the independent voice;
    * Strengthening San Diego as an arts destination.

    SDAFF is a competitive festival, borne out of the love for independent film and the desire to showcase the diverse Pan Asian experience through film and other arts.

    SDAFF supports both Asian and non-Asian artists by giving them a venue to showcase their work, and it gives the community access to quality films that otherwise would never show in San Diego.


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  • San Diego Black Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Animation
    • Music Video
    • Dramatic Short
    • Dramatic Feature
    • Comedy
    • GLBT

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To provide a vehicle for worldwide exposure of quality African Amercan and African Diaspora films.


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  • San Francisco Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/22/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Narrative
    • Feature Doc
    • Short Narrative
    • Short Doc
    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    We are looking for the best features, shorts, docs and animation we can find to present in San Francisco. For 16 years SF IndieFest has developed a great reputation for filling theaters, getting press and throwing great parties. Films at our fest regularly get Variety reviews, picked up at other fests and find rabid groupies following the makers around town demanded autographs and buying them drinks. We're consistently listed as a a "best" fest in Chris Gore's book (last time I checked anyway). And now we have cash prizes funded by one of our loyal fans! Last year's prizes amounted to $1000 each for best feature doc and best feature narrative and $500 for best short chosen by our loyal Season Pass holders.


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  • San Francisco International Ocean Film FestivalNext Deadline: 10/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Ocean Sports and Exploration
    • Ocean Related Environmental Issues
    • Marine Sciences/Wildlife
    • Coastal and Island Culture & History

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival inspires people to appreciate and care for the ocean by revealing its wonders through independent films.


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  • San Jose International Short Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films
    • Micro-Cinema

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Listed as one of the "Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" in 2014 by MovieMaker Magazine. Our mission is to present quality films from around the world to excited audiences within Silicon Valley, taking special note of the filmmakers & craftsmen that deliver visionary excellence and passionate storytelling with films under 30 minutes in length.

    As San Jose's only film festival dedicated to short films, SJISFF was founded to showcase Silicon Valley's leadership role in contemporary filmmaking, searching the globe for intriguing, thought-provoking and innovative short films that will resonate with our festival patrons.

    Over the course of our four day festival each October, audiences are treated to multiple themed screenings, organized to deliver the most impact for the individual viewer, giving the attending filmmakers an opportunity to interact, gain feedback and most importantly, to receive the platform they so richly deserve for their art.

    We also produce a road show festival in Walnut Creek, CA about 60 miles North of San Jose adding additional opportunities for your film to screen.


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  • San Luis Obispo International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • George Sidney Independent Film Competition
    • Central Coast Filmmakers Showcase

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To entertain, educate and inspire film-goers and filmmakers. Movies Matter!


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  • San Pedro International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/05/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • FEATURE FILM
    • SHORT FILM
    • DOCUMENTARY FILM
    • EcoDox
    • SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
    • STUDENT FILMS
    • Native American
    • FEEL THE RUSH
    • 3D PROGRAM
    • WEBISODES
    • TV PILOT
    • MUSIC VIDEOS
    • ANIMAL RIGHTS

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The San Pedro International Film Festival (SPIFF) is a nonprofit organization that serves the San Pedro Los Angeles Harbor community. Our mission is to connect the local community with Hollywood and international filmmakers and professionals.

    To fulfill this mission, the San Pedro International Film Festival will present multiple film programs over the course of three days of the festival and during the year, inviting filmmakers and industry professionals to attend the festival for the purposes of leading discussions and/or workshops with local and visiting audiences. In doing so, we act as a catalyst for education and action on issues that affect the local communities and individuals.


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  • Santa Barbara International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/08/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short: Documentary
    • Feature: Fiction
    • Feature: Animation
    • Short: Fiction
    • Short: Animation
    • Feature: Documentary
    • Feature: Local
    • Short: Local

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Now in its 30th year, The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enriching local culture and raising consciousness of film as an art form. It presents quality American Independent, Spanish and Latin American, European, World and Documentary cinema within the beautiful setting of downtown Santa Barbara, a perfect backdrop and premier tourist destination in its own right. SBIFF will continue to build its acquisitions program, which highlights films for some of the world's most viable distribution companies. SBIFF is also committed to educating our youth through the "10-10-10" youth filmmakers project and the unique "Mike's Field Trip to the Movies" program. With a projected audience of over 85,000, The Festival will screen more than 200 films over an eleven day period. SBIFF attracts an affluent, local, national and international consumer base, while maintaining strong ties with the entertainment industry in Los Angeles.


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  • Santa Cruz Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Youth Works (Under 18)
    • Narrative Feature (50+ min)
    • Experimental
    • Animation
    • Santa Cruz/Monterery Local Work
    • Documentary Feature (50+ min)
    • EarthVision Environmental and Social Justice Film
    • Narrative Short (< 50 min)
    • Documentary Short (< 50 min)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Santa Cruz Film Festival supports and promotes film arts for the local community and for filmmakers and their audiences world-wide. Through the production of an annual film festival and year round events and educational activities, the Santa Cruz Film Festival engages the entire community in the appreciation of the film arts, and is becoming a national leader in the film festival industry for communities of our size.


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  • Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary
    • Animated
    • International
    • New Mexican

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is dedicated to the vision of bringing the best films the cinematic world has to offer to our thriving artistic community and growing audience. Our goal is to create a dialogue between filmmakers of diverse visions and cultures, to enrich our community through innovative experiences and economic opportunities.


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  • Santa Monica Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short: Local
    • Short: Animation
    • Feature: Documentary
    • Feature: Animation
    • Short: Documentary
    • Feature: Fiction
    • Short: Fiction

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Santa Monica Film Festival is one of the premier showcases for U.S. and international independent film, held in and around Santa Monica, California. Presenting dramatic and documentary films from emerging and established artists, innovative short films, filmmaker forums and panels, live music performances, cutting-edge media installations, engaging community and student programs, the Festival brings together today’s risk-taking storytellers with the audience.


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  • Savannah Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Features
    • Pro Shorts
    • Animation
    • Student Shorts
    • Documentary
    • Supernatural Stories
    • RealD 3D Student Competition
    • Historical Shorts
    • SuperShorts!
    • World Shorts: Ireland
    • Southern Fried Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Savannah Film Festival was founded and is hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design to bring film industry talent and expertise to the students of SCAD and the greater Savannah community, in a relaxed environment that promotes education and a spirit of collaboration.

    The festival enters its 17th year with expanded shorts programming, additional slots for narrative and documentary features, and expanded international programming, in its continued pursuit of showcasing excellence in film making, while offering a diverse and enriching experience for the more than 40,000 attendees.

    The Savannah Film Festival supports the spirit of independent film making by offering emerging talents a reprieve from the huge number of submission fees they face in their quest for exposure. The festival waives submission fees for student films until March 15th, yearly. Animated shorts are also afforded a window of waived submission fees until April 1st. Waivers for other categories are granted by invitation only.


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  • Scottsdale International Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Scottsdale International Film Festival is a destination event and catalyst for connecting diverse filmmakers from around the world with film lovers in a fresh, thought-provoking, and enduring community of support. The Festival believes that its programming serves as a bridge uniting those who make films with those who enjoy film by providing access to works they may otherwise miss.


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  • Screamfest Horror Film Festival & Screenplay Co...Next Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Horror Feature
    • Horror Short
    • Horror Super Short
    • Student Film
    • Sci Fi
    • Animation
    • Documentary
    • Screenplay Submission

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Screamfest was formed to give talented writers and directors in the genre a platform to further their careers.


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  • Seattle Jewish Film FestivalNext Deadline: 11/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Animated
    • Experimental

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Through cinema, the Seattle Jewish Film Festival celebrates and examines the complexity and diversity of the global Jewish and Israeli experience and film-making to build community that is more aware of and connected to Jewish life, culture and creativity.


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  • Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival ...Next Deadline: 09/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Shorts
    • Features
    • Documentary (Feature)
    • Documentary (Short)
    • Web Series Episode
    • Student Short Film
    • Indepenetration
    • Video Games
    • Interactive In-App Storytelling
    • New Media/Installation/Multimedia Performance
    • Emerging Technology
    • Music Videos
    • Video/Digital Art
    • Experimental
    • Digital Comics
    • Animated Short Film
    • Social Media Narratives/Role Playing
    • Fan Projects

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Seattle True Independent Film Festival is dedicated to the exhibition of independent, underground, experimental and zero budget films and transmedia projects. The festival endeavors to provide cultural exchange and educational opportunities by bringing a diverse selection of digital storytelling to the area and provide a place for networking between local artists, visiting artists and the public.


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  • Sebastopol Documentary Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/08/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival is to bring strong, independent documentary films and filmmakers to West Sonoma County. Our goal is to have a festival built for and about filmmakers, giving them a unique experience on the festival circuit.


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  • Sedona International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animation
    • Documentary
    • Feature Films
    • Short Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Sedona International Film Festival celebrates current independent film from around the world. The festival strives to bring the best in narrative features, documentaries, short subjects, animation and foreign language films in all genres to its indie audience. It provides a rich educational opportunity to filmmakers, students and the general public alike through its on-site workshops, panel discussions and seminars.

    The Festival's mission statement: "Bringing people together to broaden the understanding of the human condition and celebrate the power of independent film through cinema and the Sedona experience. To educate and inspire filmmakers and audience members to make a difference around the world through film."


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  • Shredder International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Student Made
    • Short Narrative
    • Short Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Purpose of the Adventure is the Adventure itself. The Shredder Film Festival is a celebration of stories.


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  • Shriekfest, the Los Angeles Horror/SciFi Film Festi...
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Screenplay
    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • Short Screenplay
    • Super Short Film, Webisodes, Trailers
    • Original Song Category

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Shriekfest is a festival dedicated to getting horror/thriller/scifi/fantasy filmmakers and screenwriters the recognition they deserve.The festival is held in Los Angeles at Raleigh Studios!
    What makes our festival unique is that we care about the filmmakers and screenwriters.
    We go out of our way to help filmmakers get distribution referrals, etc.
    Screenwriters have sold their scripts and gotten agents and managers.


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  • Slamdance Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/25/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Features (RECEIVED-BY DEADLINES)
    • Beyond Features (RECEIVED-BY DEADLINES)
    • Narrative Features (RECEIVED-BY DEADLINES)
    • Narrative Shorts (RECEIVED-BY DEADLINES)
    • Documentary Shorts (RECEIVED-BY DEADLINES)
    • Animation Shorts (RECEIVED-BY DEADLINES)
    • Experimental Shorts (RECEIVED-BY DEADLINES)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    By Filmmakers, For Filmmakers

    Slamdance serves as a showcase for the discovery of new and emerging independent artists and is dedicated to the nurturing and development of their vision. We accept films in every genre, on any topic, from every country around the world. The festival program is selected from 100% blind submissions and we do not disqualify any films based on premiere status or date of completion.


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  • SoCal Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/14/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film (all)
    • Short Film (all)
    • Documentary (feature)
    • Screenplays Long Form (31 pages or more)
    • Documentary (short)
    • Screenplay Short Form (30 pages or less)
    • Youth Movement
    • Music Videos and Micro-Shorts
    • Mobile Media

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Join us for our 10th year as we "celebrate the storytellers of tomorrow!" The SoCal has award winning movies and screenplays; industry speakers; professional workshops; Q&As with directors and actors; special guests; a distinguished panel of jury members and screeners; volunteer opportunities; and scores of film watching attendees.

    Open Genre. Open Form. Our goal is to exhibit well made projects regardless of genre, length or style.

    Our goal is to continually create a truly important film festival for independent filmmakers and screenwriters.

    We hope you consider the SoCal an important part of the industry as we make every effort to put your films in front of other filmmakers; industry pros and, of course, film watchers. An outlet for Independent filmmakers to show their work to industry professionals.


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  • Souq Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Fiction
    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of SOUQ FILM FESTIVAL (SFF) - Urban Suffering on Films - is to explore to the theme of Urban Suffering in its broadest sense by showcasing a collection of fiction and documentary short films, from emerging as well as established filmmakers. The festival believes that promoting films that tackle prisoner’s justice, mental health, immigration and equality issue is a means to celebrate richness and diversity, to dispel negative stereotypes and to promote a culture of inclusion and understanding.


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  • Southampton International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary shorts
    • Feature Film
    • Documentary
    • Short
    • Animation
    • Student Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    We champion strong, visual stories in the international marketplace providing a route to allow the films to be seen and the stories to be heard.

    In light of the increasing demands of new story lines and storytelling, we believe our International Independent Film Festival is well positioned to help move this forward with significant success. Our vision is to bring independent movies to major cities across the world and even help kick-start and inspire new movie makers. We aim to make the festival one of the largest events held in the UK.

    "A Film Isn't Finished Until It Is Seen"


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  • Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/18/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Competition
    • Shorts Competition
    • Dramatic Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    CLOSET CINEMA is an Albuquerque based nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing queer cinema in an attempt to highlight the richness of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience. We serve our diverse communities by producing the Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (SWGLFF) and other events.


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  • Speechless Film FestivalNext Deadline: 12/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • High School Films
    • Speechless Short Films (Professional)
    • Speechless Short Films (Student)
    • Short Films
    • Feature Films
    • Made in Minnesota
    • Short Films for Kids

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the festival is to challenge individuals from different countries and cultures to communicate with each other through the universal medium of visual storytelling.


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  • Spirit Quest Film FestivalNext Deadline: 11/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Music Video Feature
    • Animated Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Short
    • Music Video Short
    • Student/Youth Short Film (17 & under)
    • Animated Short
    • Feature Length Screenplay
    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Student/Youth Feature Film (17 & under)
    • Short Length Screenplay

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Created and maintained by film festival veterans with deep ties within the industry, the Spirit Quest Film Festival was founded in order to bring thought provoking, entertaining and uplifting works of cinema to our audiences each season as well as to provide our submitting filmmakers and screenwriters with the exposure and attention they deserve for all of their hard work.




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  • Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Shorts
    • Feature Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Located at the American Film Institute's legendary AFI Silver Theatre, the Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival's central objective is to spotlight on the Big Screen new, innovative, independent and international horror, science fiction, underground and cult works for our local audiences. Since 2006 Spooky Movie has challenged and entertained our audience by celebrating all the things that go bump in the night, while advocating the shared experience of enjoying film in a theatrical setting.


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  • St Albans Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/04/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Music Videos
    • Short Documentary
    • Main Short Film
    • Student Film
    • Animations
    • Feature Films
    • Young Student Film Age 5 - 15
    • Horror - & Other Over 18s

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    St Albans International Film Festival.
    'The right mix of professionalism & fun'.
    A vibrant and cutting edge film festival event in unique and prestigious venues across the beautiful city of St Albans. Our submission fee's are kept low and the festival promises to be packed with awesome screenings, cool events and professional workshops.


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  • St Cloud Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/20/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narratives
    • Documentaries
    • Experimental
    • Music Video
    • Short Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The St Cloud Film Festival promotes film and filmmakers in our community by creating opportunities for education, production, and appreciation during an annual festival and through year-long outreach.


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  • St. Louis International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Shorts
    • Narrative Features
    • Documentary Features
    • Documentary Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of Cinema St. Louis is to promote the art of cinema and to expand the variety and availability of cinema experiences by presenting the St. Louis International Film Festival, screenings, programs, and educational opportunities.


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  • Starz Denver Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Contemporary World Cinema
    • Shorts
    • Documentary
    • First Look Student Film Program
    • Screenwriting Competition
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The highly acclaimed Starz Denver Film Festival, which is the largest of its kind in the region, will celebrate its 37th year in 2014. This intense and concentrated exposition showcases more than 200 new films from around the world with over 175 international filmmakers, directors, actors and other film artists participating in the twelve-day event. The majority of these films would never be seen or discovered in the Rocky Mountain region outside the venue of the film festival. The annual celebration of film provides an important showcase for the best of world cinema, a platform for international film artists, and promotes dialogue among filmmakers and the public.

    The award-winning film festival is one of Denver's most popular and publicized events. The annual festival is a high-profile, glamour-filled event that is the focus of an enormous amount of media attention beginning in September and continuing through November.


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  • Stranger Than Fiction
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary - Feature
    • Documentary - Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Stranger Than Fiction screens documentary films - including sneak previews, revivals and classics - accompanied by a Q&A with the filmmaker or special guest at the IFC Center in New York City.


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  • Sun & Sand FestivalNext Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Length
    • Documentary
    • Shorts
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Sun & Sand Festival provides a creative environment for producers, directors, writers, and industry professionals (distributors, buyers, sales agents, etc.) to showcase their work and at the same time network with filmmakers on future projects. Luminaries in the industry will discuss the continuous evolvement of independent films and technology. The festival will host International films and filmmakers, making Sun & Sand a truly International festival and film market. The festival will provide an opportunity for filmmakers to see the diverse locations and the lucrative incentives offered to film movies in the State of Mississippi.

    While on the Mississippi Gulf Coast you will be able to enjoy the white sand beaches, casinos, golf, and endless seafood. Industry giants will host seminars and give demonstrations of equipment while enjoying films and music in a relaxed environment.


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  • Sundance Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/28/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • International Narrative Feature Films
    • International Documentary Feature Films
    • U.S. Short Films
    • U.S. Narrative Feature Films
    • U.S. Documentary Feature Films
    • International Short Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Sundance Institute is a non-profit organization that actively advances the work of risk-taking storytellers. Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford in the mountains of Sundance, Utah, the Institute secures a space for independent artists to explore their stories free from commercial and political pressures. Through year-round programs, the Institute seeks to discover and develop independent artists and audiences and to provide a platform for artists to present their works to a global audience—the Sundance Film Festival.


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  • Sunscreen Film Festival WestNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Features
    • Narrative Shorts
    • Documentary Shorts
    • Music Videos
    • Documentary Features
    • Animated Shorts
    • Experimental shorts
    • Hispanic/Latino/Spanish language Film Shorts
    • Hispanic/Latino/Spanish language Film Features
    • Hispanic/Latino/Spanish language Film Documentaries
    • Web Series

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Sunscreen Film Festival West is dedicated to educating the public about the art of visual storytelling, enhancing opportunities for local filmmakers to develop their craft, and increasing the public's awareness and support of local filmmaking as a cultural and economic asset. We believe great storytelling is the core of effective filmmaking, whether the intent is to motivate or simply to entertain an audience.


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  • Sunset Film Festival Los AngelesNext Deadline: 09/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • FEATURE FILM
    • SHORT FILM
    • WEB EPISODE / WEB SERIES
    • FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
    • SHORT DOCUMENTARY
    • EXPERIMENTAL
    • ANIMATION
    • MUSIC VIDEO
    • STUDENT FILM
    • SCRIPT COMPETITION
    • FOREIGN FILM
    • TV PILOT
    • LOCAL (LA BASED FILMMAKERS)
    • TREATMENT (FILM, TV, WEB)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Mission is simple: Promote filmmakers and screenwriters.


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  • TORONTO AFTER DARK: Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cu...Next Deadline: 07/25/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films
    • Short Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    ABOUT TORONTO AFTER DARK

    Toronto After Dark Film Festival is one of the world’s leading showcases of new horror, sci-fi, action and cult films. Entering its 9th Year in 2014, the critically acclaimed annual event spotlights thrilling new feature films and shorts from around the world. Last year’s festival was attended by over 10,000 enthusiastic film fans and over 100 members of press and industry, resulting in an unprecedented over 500 published reviews for its film selections including coverage from the Hollywood Trade Press, and a number of distribution deals for filmmakers. In a poll of local filmgoers, Toronto After Dark was also voted Runner-Up for Best Film Festival in the City.

    Following last year’s record-breaking success, for its next edition, Toronto After Dark runs for nine thrilling nights, October 16-24, 2014. We look forward to your entry and participation in this year's exciting 9th Annual Toronto After Dark: Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Film Festival!

    WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

    We're looking for independent and international feature-length and short films from around the world, in the following main genre groups:

    - Horror, Supernatural
    - Sci-Fi, Fantasy
    - Animation
    - Crime, Action, Thriller, Suspense
    - Cult, Bizarre, Genre-defying, Experimental
    - Documentary (with a genre connection)
    - Music Videos (with a genre connection)

    WANT MORE INFO ON TORONTO AFTER DARK?

    You can find out more about our film festival, on a special page we have created for Filmmakers here:
    http://torontoafterdark.com/2014/about-us-for-filmmakers

    PLEASE E-MAIL US QUESTIONS, ANYTIME:
    submissions@torontoafterdark.com


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  • Tallgrass International Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Kansas Filmmaker Film
    • Emerging Young Filmmaker Short Film
    • Feature Film - Documentary
    • Feature Film - Fiction
    • Stubbornly Independent
    • Smallgrass

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Founded in 2003 the Tallgrass International Film Festival is a program of the 501 (c)3 Tallgrass Film Association (TFA), which fosters and appreciation of the cinematic arts by creating shared experiences around the international medium of film, while showcasing Wichita’s venues, cultural attractions and artistic communities.

    Year round programs include Special Screenings, Tallgrass Filmmakers Lab workshops, Down to the Wire: A 24 Hour Film Race, and the Tallgrass Film Festival Road Show.



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  • Tampa Bay Underground Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature films (narrative and documentary)
    • Short films (narrative and documentary)
    • Florida features (narrative and documentary)
    • Florida shorts (narrative and documentary)
    • Student shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival’s mission is to give talented independent filmmakers and their cast and crew that rare opportunity to see their work on the big screen in digital sound at an actual movie theater and to help them reach a wider audience by taking closer steps toward distribution and future project goals through promotional, educational and networking opportunities.


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  • Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentaries
    • Women's Shorts
    • Feature Films
    • Men's Shorts
    • Transgender Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To showcase a selection of compelling film and video by, for or about the GLBT community that entertains, enlightens and celebrates the Festival audience.


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  • Tel Aviv SPIRIT Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Full length feature films
    • Documentary
    • Short films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Tel Aviv Spirit Film Festival is a forum for filmmakers who create films with themes that inspire transformation and personal growth, promote positive global activism and create environmental awareness. It is our goal to create a dialogue about the global issues that impact us all and to amplify the voices of those who need to be heard.


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  • Telluride Horror ShowNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films
    • Short Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Telluride Horror Show is a three-day horror, dark sci-fi, & dark fantasy film festival in world-famous Telluride, Colorado. Every October, we bring horror fans and filmmakers together to celebrate the best and latest films in the genre.

    Named one of the "20 Coolest Film Festivals" and one of "13 Horror Film Festivals To Die For" by MovieMaker Magazine.


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  • Temecula Valley International Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short
    • Documentary
    • Feature Film
    • Animation
    • Foreign Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival's mission is to enrich the human spirit through film and music by nurturing, supporting and showcasing independent, emerging film and music talent.

    Filmmakers and Musici Artists from across America and around the globe come to Temecula every September since 1995 to participate and enjoy in the celebration of the two most influential, most enduring, most entertaining art forms and commerce of: FILM AND MUSIC.

    Through screenings and concerts and other associated events, the festival aims to present a wide spectrum of contemporary filmmaking (feature films, short films, documentaries, animation, foreign films, student films) and music (rock to pop, rhythm and blues to jazz, country to classic, solo artists to ensembles).

    The 2014 Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival is produced in partnership with the Deaf West Theatre, LLC. Deaf West Theatre is a 501-c-3 non profit organization.


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  • The 5th Greek Australian Short Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • International Short Film
    • Australian Short Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Greek Australian Short Film Festival supports filmmakers worldwide who may be Greek or who have a Greek heritage, covering all genres, including animation.

    The Greek Australian Short Film Festival screens as part of the Greek Film Festival in Australia, running in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and for the first time this year in Perth.


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  • The British Animation Film FestivalNext Deadline: 10/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animated Feature Films
    • Animated Short Films
    • Animated TV Episodes (under 15 mins)
    • Animated TV Episodes (over 15 mins)
    • Animated Games Trailers
    • Unproduced Screenplay

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Promoting Animated movies, creating exciting networking opportunities for film-makers and film-lovers, plus plenty of awards, great screenings and interesting Q&A's!


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  • The DIY Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Dramatic Feature
    • Student Films
    • Documentary Feature
    • Comedic Feature
    • Animation
    • Dramatic Short
    • Documentary Short
    • Comedic Short
    • Mocumentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The DIY Film Festival seeks to honor independent filmmakers and self-produced films that demonstrate that great art can be created without large expenditures. We seek to expose such films and filmmakers to audiences through our festival and our various media outlets.


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  • The European Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 11/22/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • European Dramatic Feature
    • European Experimental Film
    • Student Film
    • Non-European Documentary
    • Non-European Dramatic Feature
    • Much More than a Script Competition
    • European Dramatic Short
    • European Animated Film
    • Non-European Dramatic Short
    • Arab Special Section
    • European Documentary
    • European Music Video
    • European Comedy Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is dedicated to the discovery and advancement of the very best independent films from around the world.


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  • The First Look Project, presented by Script Pipelin...Next Deadline: 11/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Screenplay - Action/Adventure
    • Feature Screenplay - Comedy
    • Feature Screenplay - Science Fiction / Fantasy
    • Feature Screenplay - Horror / Thriller
    • Teleplay
    • Adaptation
    • Media

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To discover innovative, marketable, high-concept projects for studio-level development, including feature screenplays, original TV material, media content, and adaptations.


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  • The Floating Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films
    • Documentary Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:


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  • The Golden Blasters: The National Irish Science Fic...Next Deadline: 07/25/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film Competition
    • Best Short Screenplay

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Golden Blasters (The National Irish Science Fiction Film Awards) is a film festival dedicated to the art of the short film in the genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror.

    It is our aim to bring greater recognition and attention to those film makers and screenwriters who create speculative fiction in the format of the short film.


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  • The Indie Horror Film FestivalNext Deadline: 10/11/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Feature Film
    • Unproduced Script

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Indie Horror Film Festival is an independent film festival.

    We strive to support independent film, and promote all types of dark art. We go the extra mile to get recognition beyond the festival alone for the amazingly talented people in this industry. Even films submitted to us that don't get accepted for the festival are very often reviewed and written about by one of our columnists for one of our websites or print magazine publications including Breaking Fate Magazine!


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  • The Iron Mule Short Comedy Screening SeriesNext Deadline: 08/10/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Comedy Films of ALL kinds

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Iron Mule is a monthly screening series in New York City that accepts year-round submissions, featuring the best in short comedy films.


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  • The Loft Film FestNext Deadline: 08/04/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film
    • Short Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    One ticket. No limits.

    Celebrating its fifth year in 2014, The Loft Film Fest (located in beautiful Tucson, Arizona) is dedicated to showcasing the best independent, foreign and classic films, as well as celebrating the work of established and emerging directors, writers, producers and actors. The Loft Film Fest, through its eclectic and diverse programming, aims not only to expand the audience for cinema that challenges, inspires and entertains, but also to honor those artists whose talent and passion bring that cinema to life.


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  • The Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festiva...Next Deadline: 07/28/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Script Competition
    • Short Film
    • Music Videos
    • Student Film
    • Feature Documentary
    • Feature Film
    • Short Documentary
    • Experimental Film
    • Animated Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    At the LA International New Wave Film Fest, our goal is to provide a young, fresh and innovative perspective to today’s world of cinema. We seek and honor exciting new voices in the American and international film communities.
    www.lanewwave.com


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  • The Mosaic Film ExperienceNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • College Student Competition
    • High School Student Competition
    • Non-Student Entry
    • Young Filmmakers (Middle school and younger)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    We all have stories to tell.

    In November 2014, area students will join with national and international filmmakers in an experience focusing on the rich mosaic of our cultures. The Mosaic Film Experience will present over 100 hours of winning film from international, national and student entries.

    Often the stories we want to hear are not found in Hollywood they are the sort that are told by communities. "They are documentaries, shorts the story-telling that reveals a community and opens a door" explains founder Skot Welch.

    The experience will run November 7&8 at Wealthy St. Theater in Grand Rapids, MI.

    More than just a film event; an experience.


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  • The New York City Horror Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film
    • Short Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    One of the worlds leading genre film festivals focusing solely on Horror, Science Fiction, and Thillers. Each year the NYCHFF celebrates both the horror classics we grew up with and the new horror films & filmmakers who create them. Each year the NYCHFF fills the city with special screenings, parties, celebrity guests and free giveaways. The New York City Horror Film Festival is an event not to be missed. We have found that the independent film community nationwide, be it festivals, film websites, or even some of the most popular indie magazines, tend to shy away from these genre films, which is really a shame. Our philosophy is that the horror film is as important as any genre. In fact, many great Hollywood directors started out making low budget horror films. Some of the most influential filmmakers in this category include: Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather), Oliver Stone (Platoon), Sam Raimi (Spiderman), Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings) and Wes Craven (Scream). We feel that the horror film may just be more important for the future of film making than any other genre out there!


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  • The Other Venice Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/02/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film Competition
    • Feature Film Competition
    • Music Video Competition
    • Experimental Short Section
    • Youth Filmmaker Section (18 and under)
    • Music Score Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Other Venice Film Festival (OVFF), is an International event dedicated to screening full-length, short, doc, experimental, music video, youth films and animated works that embody the spirit, energy and diversity of Venice.


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  • The Second Philip K Dick European Festival of Scien...Next Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Best Documentary
    • Best Philip K Dick adaptation
    • Best Horror/ Supernatural short
    • Best Horror/ Supernatural feature
    • Best New Media/Movie Trailer
    • Best Science Fiction Feature
    • Best Science Fiction short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The festival mission is 2fold:

    1. To promote visionary sci-fi, the kind you see in the works of Philip K Dick, Michel Houellebecq, Ray Bradbury,Heinlein,Ursula Le Guin, Jorge Luis Borges Sam Delany Jules Verne, Arthur C. Clarke.We are looking for dark.moody,strange, cerebral,off the beaten path sci-fi , one that provokes and engages our sense of awe and curiosity.Other themes include magical realism,cult, strange,the supernatural and the eerie.We look at films that push the cinematic form to new levels of expression.

    We are also looking for good supernatural /horror stories that reflect the societies fears and paranoia. zombies,extreme cinema, fear of the flesh, disorientation.George Romero, Alexander Aja, Gaspar Noe,
    Cronenberg,Alejandro Jodorowsky, H.P. Lovecraft.The theater of Fear.

    In a nutshell we are looking for good sci fi and horror stories.

    2. To promote the role of science in the culture through our
    Science in Action documentary category.Biopics,reenactments, are all welcomed in our documentary section.Nano tech, Biotech,Singularity projects,AI all themes that restore our sense of wonder.


    We look for original voices and visions in works submitted. Lastly, this is a festival by filmmakers for filmmakers
    If you feel like an outsider in the world, you will fit right in in our festival
    Like our page at www.Facebook.com/thephilipkdickfilmfestival or visit

    our website www.philipkdickfilmfestival-europe.com


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  • The Sham Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Movie Trailer
    • Mockumentary
    • ...in 60 Seconds
    • Commercial/Infomercial
    • Public Service Announcement (PSA)
    • Training/Instruction Video
    • Music Video
    • Spoof

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:


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  • The Third Philip K. Dick International Film Festiva...Next Deadline: 09/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Dramatic Competition
    • Best Web Series
    • Shorts Competition
    • Science Fiction Feature
    • The Singularity.The Eschaton and Beyond.
    • Best Horror/ Supernatural Short
    • Best Horror / Supernatural Feature
    • Best Philip K Dick Short
    • Best Movie Trailer
    • Best Documentary
    • Best Latino , African American and other people of color Science Fiction Film
    • Best Philip K Dick Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The festival mission is 3 fold:

    To promote visionary sci-fi, the kind you see in the works of Philip K Dick,Ray Bradbury,Heinlein,Ursula Le Guin,Jorge Luis Borges Sam Delany, or the cinematic visions of Stanley Kubrick, Darren Aranofsky,
    Ridley Scott and other great directors.
    We are looking for dark.moody,strange, cerebral,off the beaten path independent sci-fi one that provokes and engages our sense of awe and curiosity.Other themes include magical realism,cult, strange,the supernatural and the eerie.We look at films that push the cinematic form to new levels of expression.Experimental ...great.. avant guard
    great.. Lets reinvent the sci -fi genre.
    In a nutshell we are looking for good sci fi films with good stories.

    2. To promote the role of science in the culture through our
    Science in Action documentary category.Biopics,reenactments, are all welcomed in our documentary section.Nanotech, Biotech,Singularity projects,AI all themes that restore our sense of wonder.

    3 To reach out to communities that have been traditionally underrepresented in science fiction, African American, Latino.Asian and other people of color.

    We look for original voices and visions in works submitted. Lastly, this is a festival by filmmakers for filmmakers
    If you feel like an outsider in the world, you will fit right in in our festival
    Like our page at www.Facebook.com/thephilipkdickfilmfestival or visit
    our website www.thephilipkdickfilmfestival.com


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  • The Wild Rose Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature (Live-Action)
    • Documentary
    • Short Subject
    • Feature Film Screenplays (unproduced)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The wild rose is the official flower of the state of Iowa, a thing of beauty and tenacity growing "in the wild." The Wild Rose Independent Film Festival is the longest continuously running international film festival in Iowa and is a celebration of the compelling, diverse, hilarious, beautiful, bizarre and inspiring cinema art created by independent filmmakers outside the studio system.


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  • The Williamsburg Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Short
    • Williamsburg Feature
    • Williamsburg Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Williamsburg Independent Film Festival is to nurture and celebrate new and independent film makers in the mecca of hipster and progressive culture.

    The Williamsburg Independent Film Festival welcomes filmmakers with unique stories to tell and aims to deliver their works to the most diverse, sophisticated community of cinephiles in the world: the people of New York City - with Williamsburg, Brooklyn as one of its most energetic centers. The Williamsburg Independent Film Festival serves as a destination for audiences to be enlightened, enriched and inspired by new film art.


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  • Three Rivers Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/29/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Fiction
    • Documentary
    • Animation
    • Experimental

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To provide viewers with a diverse selection of films from around the world and to encourage new filmmakers to expose their creative works to a gracious audience.


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  • Thriller! Chiller! Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/18/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Short
    • Michigan Feature
    • Michigan Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Thriller! Chiller! honors the tradition of great independent genre cinema.

    Substance and style are the keys to playing at Thriller! Chiller! We want to discover those filmmakers who are inspired to tell us a story.

    Thriller! Chiller! is home of The Boomstick! Award! for Best Michigan Film. All exhibiting films are in consideration for The Groovys, the coolest handcrafted trophies awarded in five thrilling categories: Best FX!, Best Thrill!, Best Chill!, Best Short! and Best Feature! The Groovy awards are uniquely redesigned for each festival year.


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  • Toronto Independent Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Documentary
    • Sci-Fi / Horror Screenplay
    • Low-budget Feature Film (budget over $250k USD)
    • Micro-budget Feature (budget under $250k USD)
    • No-Budget Feature (budget under $25k USD)
    • Documentary Feature
    • Female Director Feature
    • LGBT Film
    • Short Film
    • Animated Short
    • Experimental Short
    • Horror / Sci-Fi Short
    • Music Video
    • Feature Screenplay
    • Short Short (under 5 minutes)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Toronto Independent Film Festival is to screen the best of low-budget independent film from around the world. The Toronto Indie is a 10-day celebration of talented filmmakers working on shoestring budgets.


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  • Toronto International Film and Video AwardsNext Deadline: 09/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Student Film
    • Music Video
    • Screenplay
    • Feature Film- No budget (budget $25,000 and under)
    • Feature Film- Low budget (budget $51,000- $100,000)
    • Feature Film- Mid budget (budget $101,000 +)
    • Documentary - Short
    • Documentary - Feature
    • Feature Film- Micro budget (budget $26,000- $50,000)
    • Short Film
    • Web Series
    • Experimental Film
    • Animation
    • Children's Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Mission Statement

    The Toronto International Film and Video Awards Inc. (TIFVA) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to awarding and showcasing the best independent films from around the world.



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  • Trail Dance Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/18/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Short Documentary
    • Feature Length Film
    • Feature Length Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    It is the goal and mission of the Trail Dance Film Festival to Encourage Originality, Creativity and to Promote the Growing Film Industry of Oklahoma.


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  • Tucson Film & Music FestivalNext Deadline: 07/14/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Tucson Film & Music Festival celebrates the past, present and future of the Tucson, Arizona filmmaking and music scene. TFMFs focus is on music-related content, as well as films and filmmakers with a connection to Arizona or the Southwest. The festival accepts documentaries, narrative features and shorts.


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  • Twin Cities Film FestNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Features
    • Narrative Features
    • ALL Shorts
    • Minnesota Features

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Twin Cities Film Fest is to
    become the premier Midwest film festival
    showcasing exceptional American Independent films
    and striving to promote emerging Minnesota talent to
    the national film industry. The festival also aspires to
    provide educational opportunities to film
    professionals, students and the general public through
    events and activities such as workshops, seminars,
    panel discussions, master classes, and cause-based
    programming.


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  • UK Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/28/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Documentary
    • 3 Minutes script competition
    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • Feature Length Documentary
    • Music Video
    • Animation
    • Student Short
    • Experimental
    • Feature Script Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The UKFF's mission is to encourage, support, and promote filmmakers in an annual Film Festival of well crafted and culturally diverse domestic and foreign feature films, shorts, music videos, animations and documentaries.


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  • Underexposed Film Festival YC
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative
    • Animation
    • Experimental
    • Documentary
    • Female Director
    • Student Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Mission and Objective

    Entering into its 3rd season, the Underexposed Film Festival YC focuses its attention on encouraging, nurturing, and supporting the creativity and vision of independent filmmakers, and providing a forum where their work can be viewed. The 150-seat Community Performance Center provides an intimate, unique setting where our diverse, eager audience has the opportunity to expose themselves to the works of a new and exciting generation of independent filmmakers.


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  • United Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature-Length Documentaries
    • Feature-Length Narratives
    • Short Documentaries
    • Short Narratives
    • Animated Shorts
    • Music Videos

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The United Film Festival is a distinct division of United Films, Inc., which aims to unite time-honored wisdom and innovative perspective in order to create, curate, and connect modern independent films with a global audience.

    The United Film Festival screens high-quality independent feature films, documentaries, and short films of all genres. And as a celebration of our love for the rich history of filmmaking, we always screen a variety of classic motion pictures that have helped to define this incredible industry.

    In addition to our screenings, we frequently bring in legendary filmmakers and actors each year to be a part of the festivities. Our festivals are always exciting events filled with insightful Q&As, and provide many opportunities for networking and interaction between filmmakers and audiences alike.

    United Films has always been committed to expanding its relationship with its filmmakers beyond the film festival. To this end, we have infused several key components into the heart of our company, which we believe will help us improve upon those relationships in very significant ways: A few of the components include:

    *Collaborative Partnerships
    *Sales Representation/Distribution


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  • United States Super 8 Film and Digital Video Festiv...Next Deadline: 11/07/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • documentary
    • short
    • experimental
    • feature
    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The 27th Annual United States Super 8mm Film + Digital Video Festival will be held February 20-22, 2015 at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. The Festival encourages any genre (animation, documentary, experimental, fiction, personal, etc.), but the work must have predominantly originated on Super 8mm/8mm film, Digital video or 8mm video formats.


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  • Unofficial Google+ Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/25/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Short
    • Animated Short
    • Web Series
    • Documentary Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our mission is to become the world’s premier online, interactive, short film, and web series film festival to close out the year of all other film festivals.

    By recreating the film festival experience online and offering it for free, as well as holding live events simultaneously around the globe, our short film festival will bring a much higher viewership than any other festival in the world.

    We focus on short films with strong story and nurture the careers of upcoming filmmakers by hosting filmmaker panels with industry experts, and other networking opportunities. In addition, we strive to bring these short films and web series to the gatekeepers of the business.

    We also are creating local and regional events around the world that celebrate short films and allow these filmmakers to network in person and build relationships that will allow them to continue to advance their careers and create work together.

    These events will be social, interactive, and should have a strong local flavor. We are striving to have each local event host a fashion, live music, art, food, and drink components to the festival and therefore encouraging people to nurture and support the great local businesses and artists that they have in their towns and cities.

    We are licensing accepted short film in blocks to various venues all over the globe to create a world celebration.

    We believe that what we’re doing is building a roadmap for the future and is a true reflection of how cool the internet can be. Technology and the internet brings change, information, and opportunities to the world, and this festival represents just that.

    Last year we held simultaneously interconnected live events in LA, NYC, Seattle, Singapore, Wellington, NZ, London, & Tijuana, Mexico

    Come celebrate cinema with the world


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  • Urban Mediamakers Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/29/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Feature Film
    • Short Film Script
    • High School Student Films
    • Middle School Student Films
    • Feature Film Script/Stage Play
    • Web/TV Series
    • Documentary - Short
    • Music Video
    • Animation
    • Documentary - Feature
    • Key Art Design
    • Mobile Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (UMFF) is a not-for-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organization that promotes and supports independent multimedia productions — animation, film, music, new media, print, television, video and web series. Guided by past wisdom and reflecting the new and exciting generation of new technology, we are dedicated to thinking out of the traditional box as we pursue our dreams courageously.


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  • VIFF! - VEGAS INDIE FILM FEST!Next Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • U.S. and INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS
    • U.S. and INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILMS and DOCUMENTARIES
    • NEVADA BASED SHORT FILMS
    • NEVADA BASED FEATURE FILMS and DOCUMENTARIES
    • SCRIPTS: FEATURE, SHORT, TV and WEBISODE SCRIPTS

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Known as .VIFF!™, the VEGAS INDIE FILM FEST! is dedicated to true independent film and filmmakers. Voted one of MovieMaker Magazine's top Festivals worth the entry fee, .VIFF! furthers the art, craft and business of storytelling by inspiring and championing the work of artists who use the language of film to share their visions. All category winning filmmakers will receive the coveted "GOLDEN BULB" which is certified to have lit the world famous 'Welcome to Las Vegas!" Sign - The same sign that has appeared in hundreds of movies and television programs.

    Watch our video and learn more at www.VIFF.net


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  • Vail Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films
    • Shorts
    • Documentary Feature
    • Student Films
    • Family Film
    • Environmental
    • Feature Screenplay Competition
    • Short Screenplay Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Vail Film Festival is produced by the Vail Film Institute, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and is committed to showcasing new and innovative films and fostering filmmaking through classes, panels and workshops.

    The Vail Film Festival has been named "One of the Top 10 Destination Film Festivals in the World" by MovieMaker magazine.

    The festival offers filmmakers four days of films, networking, parties, live music and skiing, and draws some of the countries top film critics, producers and distributors.


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  • Victoria Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/07/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary (DVD)
    • Narrative (DVD)
    • Animation (DVD)
    • Experimental (DVD)
    • Narrative (Online link)
    • Animation (Online link)
    • Documentary (Online link)
    • Experimental (Online link)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Festival is to expose youth and adults to a broad range of cultural, artistic and philosophical ideas and lifestyles through the presentation of film, video, new media and inter-activities in order to stimulate critical analysis and inspire an interest in using the medium as a creative tool.


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  • Viewster Online Film Fest (#VOFF)Next Deadline: 08/07/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Be afraid. Be VERY afraid.

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    ● Empowering the audience to decide who it should make in front of our Jury
    ● Bringing content creators and the film-lovers together.
    ● Helping content creators to expose their work and gain publicity for it
    ● Offer the chance to win some huge cash prizes

    Why Participate?
    ● Chance to win a piece of the $100k cake with a cool first prize of $70k
    ● Chance to connect with other creators online
    ● Gain publicity and awareness for your content


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  • WILDsound FEEDBACK Film and Screenplay Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • SHORT Feedback Film Festival
    • FEATURE Matinee Film Festival
    • FEATURE Screenplay Contest
    • SHORT Screenplay Contest
    • TV PILOT/SPEC Screenplay Contest

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The WILDsound Film and Screenplay Festival is the fastest growing Festival in the world today. A site that averages over 100,000 unique visitors a day.

    To go with our popular website www.wildsound.ca

    This is a festival geared to make sure your film/script gets shown in front of a large audience so you can actually see what people think of your work. We focus-group it with the audience, and our monthly guest industry moderator facilitates the audiences questions. This is a festival of networking and positive communication so you can take your filmmaking/screenwriting career to the next level.

    There is no judgment occurring in the moderation and the agenda is to have a 8-12 minute video of people talking positively about your film. (see our website for more details). It's a great selling point video to get your film to other festivals and get a distribution deal. (also see our popular YouTube channel - www.youtube.com/wildcardpic)

    Scripts get read at the monthly screenplay festival and then shown online for the whole world to see. Many writers obtain agents and get their idea/scripts optioned because of this.


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  • Warsaw Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • International Competition
    • Competition 1-2
    • Free Spirit Competition
    • Documentary Competition
    • Short Films Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Warsaw Film Festival (WFF) is organized by the Warsaw Film Foundation in Warsaw, Poland. Its aim is to present the best films from all over the world to Polish and international audience, and to encourage better communication and understanding between people living in different countries and of different cultural backgrounds. WFF is accredited by FIAPF (www.fiapf.org) as a competitive non-specialized film festival. At WFF we present films made to be screened at cinemas.


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  • West Field Screenwriting AwardsNext Deadline: 08/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Television Pilot
    • Feature Screenplay
    • Short Screenplay
    • Western
    • Comedy
    • War
    • The Upstate and North Country New York Awards

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The West Field Screenwriting Awards are for writer's and their work. Based solely on the merit of the script and not necessarily the experience of the writer. Awarding excellence in the field of screenwriting, the WFSA is judged by screenwriters for screenwriters, as there is no better or truthful recognition than that of your peers. The West Field Screenwriting Awards are a unique experience for any writer, whether its your first script, your hundredth or even your life's work. WFSA is here to recognize those works that are elevated above the rest based solely on its content and creative merits.


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  • Weyauwega International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    WEYAUWEGA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

    We are here to celebrate film and filmmaking and to bring filmmakers together from around the world to share their work with our film going public as well as each other.

    Whatever reflects your own sense of the world, of people, of the ties between people and conveys this personal sensibility to us will be valuable. At WIFF we show the work of filmmakers who are finding or at least listening for their own voice. There is no one way. We are looking for all genres of film: narratives, documentaries, features, shorts, comedies, animation, etc. We will have late night screenings featuring especially eccentric or scary pictures. Film workshops and filmmaker forums are also a part of WIFF.


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  • Williamstown Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/25/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Features
    • Short Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    WFF honors the past in the shape of film classics, celebrates the present through seminars with provocative actors, directors, screenwriters, and producers, and explores the technologies taking independent film into the 21st century.


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  • Winnipeg Real to Reel Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/10/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • TV Episode/Webisode
    • Children's Program
    • The Manitoba Challenge
    • Feature Screenplay
    • Short Screenplay

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival seeks to bring you the best in the latest Feature Films, Shorts and TV/Webisodes that will encourage, challenge and inspire us to pursue positive values and a greater understanding of the human journey.


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  • Winter Film AwardsNext Deadline: 09/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film Competition
    • Documentary Feature Competition
    • Animated FIlm Competition
    • Music Video
    • Foreign Language Film Competition
    • Short Film Competition
    • Winter FEAR Awards - Horror Film Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. In addition to our annual Independent Film Festival, we host 4-6 events each year in New York City, including panel discussions, networking parties, a 48-Hour Film Challenge, archival cartoon screenings and other fun film-related events.

    Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out.

    Our annual festival offers something for everyone, highlighting the dynamic range of talent and storytelling capabilities the independent filmmaking community has to offer. We seek approximately 60 films with a diverse mix of documentaries, shorts, features, animation, music videos and horror films.

    Like many of the great film Festivals across the country and the world, WFA seeks to bring our audience compelling and unique content that inspires the viewers and honors the filmmakers. There are hundreds of film festivals in New York City; what makes us different is our intense focus on the variety of our films and helping new filmmakers reach what may be their first real audience.

    WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit (pending) organization. We work with all local NYC film schools, colleges, arts high schools and many cultural societies.


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  • Wizard World Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short - Tulsa
    • Student Short - Tulsa
    • Music Video - Tulsa
    • Short - Reno
    • Student Short - Reno
    • Music Video - Reno
    • Short - Columbus
    • Student Short - Columbus
    • Music Video - Columbus
    • Short - Portland
    • Student Short - Portland
    • Music Video - Portland
    • Short - New Orleans
    • Student Short - New Orleans
    • Music Video - New Orleans
    • Short - Sacramento
    • Student Short - Sacramento
    • Music Video - Sacramento
    • Short - Louisville
    • Student Short - Louisville
    • Music Video - Louisville
    • Short - San Antonio
    • Student Short - San Antonio
    • Music Video - San Antonio
    • Short - Richmond
    • Student Short - Richmond
    • Music Video - Richmond
    • Short - Minneapolis
    • Student Short - Minneapolis
    • Music Video - Minneapolis
    • Short - Atlanta
    • Student Short - Atlanta
    • Music Video - Atlanta
    • Short - Chicago
    • Student Short - Chicago
    • Music Video - Chicago
    • Student Shorts from Columbia - Nashville
    • Short - St. Louis
    • Student Short - St. Louis
    • Music Video - St. Louis
    • Short - Philadelphia
    • Student Short - Philadelphia
    • Music Video - Philadelphia
    • Short - Nashville
    • Student Short - Nashville
    • Music Video - Nashville
    • Short - Austin
    • Student Short - Austin
    • Music Video - Austin

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Wizard World is proud to present the first annual Wizard World Film Festival, a film festival for the independent filmmaker who wants to share his or her vision with pop culture aficionados. Our goal is to showcase the talent of local and national filmmakers in all genres.


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  • Woodstock Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative
    • Documentary
    • Student
    • Music Video
    • Youth/Teen
    • Animation
    • Short Narrative
    • Short Doc

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Woodstock Film Festival is a not-for-profit, 501 (C)(3) organization with a mission to present an annual program and year-round schedule of film, music, and art-related activities that promote artists, culture, inspired learning, and diversity.

    The Hudson Valley Film Commission promotes sustainable economic development by attracting and supporting film, video and media production in the Hudson Valley - Catskills.


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  • WorldKids International Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animated Short
    • Live Action Short
    • Feature Film
    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To engage impressionable minds with intelligent, passionate and provocative cinematic works and provide value based entertainment for Children and Young Adults. We aim to promote universal values, art & aesthetics, peace and cross cultural communications through the medium of cinema.

    WorldKids International Film Festival is an annual event with ongoing year round film festival screenings in schools.


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  • YES Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature film
    • Documentary
    • Short film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Mission & Objective

    YES Film Festival (YESFest) celebrates the creativity and diversity of independent film, bringing to the screen the best from all genres: documentaries, drama and short film. YES Film Festival films are original, inspiring, and above all, just plain good entertainment.


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  • Yellowknife International Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Fiction
    • Short Fiction
    • Feature Documentary
    • Interactive/ Experimental

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Yellowknife International Film Festival is presented by the Western Arctic Moving Pictures film cooperative. YKIFF is the sole media arts festival in the Northwest Territories that celebrates media artists and their works. The importance of this festival in the NWT is invaluable in terms of support and growth of regional media arts, and bringing independent content to Northern Canada. The critical and curatorial objective of YKIFF is to expose the NWT to a national and international arts discourse that is relevant to residents, while placing Northern and Aboriginal artists within that context. The festival brings new trends and ideas to the Northern film community, promoting dialogue and collaboration. YKIFF is also a venue to support the films of NWT and Northern filmmakers, exposing their works to the public. YKIFF promotes a Polar theme, showcasing films from the global Northern region. Most of all, YKIFF seeks to entertain the NWT audience with engaging and entertaining films.


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  • Zero Film Festival - New YorkNext Deadline: 08/09/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short
    • Animation
    • Mid-Length
    • Experimental
    • Music Video
    • Feature
    • Webisode

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Zero Film Festival is the first and only festival EXCLUSIVE to self financed filmmakers and the authentically independent films they create.

    ZFF is an independent not-for-profit organization firmly committed to supporting under-represented filmmakers and screening the world's best self-financed films for cinema lovers everywhere. ZFF focuses on community, inclusivity, innovation and good times on planet Earth.


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  • Zero Film Festival Canada- Toronto + MontrealNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Short
    • Experiment
    • Animation
    • Music Video
    • Mid-Length
    • Web Series

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Zero Film Festival is the first and only festival EXCLUSIVE to self financed filmmakers and the authentically independent and hand-crafted films they create.

    ZFF is an independent not-for-profit organization firmly committed to supporting self-financed filmmakers and screening the world's best self-financed films for cinema lovers everywhere. ZFF focuses on community, inclusivity, innovation and good times on Planet Earth.


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  • kidsfilmfest
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Children's Animation
    • Children's Documentary
    • Children's Narrative

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    kidsfilmfest's mission is to discover, expose, and promote children's filmmakers while drawing worldwide attention to Brooklyn. kidsfilmfest is an exciting initiative of the Brooklyn Film Festival (BiFF).


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  • olleh International Smartphone Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/12/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • International
    • Korean(Domestic)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The olleh International Smartphone Film Festival (ollehFF) is a annual competitive film festival for short films filmed with smart devices. The Festival aims to maximize the value of smart devices utilization and lead the trend of the audience becoming filmmakers themselves.


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