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  • American Black Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/23/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Features
    • Documentaries
    • Webisodes
    • HBO Short Film Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The ABFF (American Black Film Festival) is a four-day event dedicated to showcasing quality films by and about people of African descent. It is the preeminent pipeline to new Black talent in front of and behind the camera, and is regarded as one of the leading film festivals in the world.

    Each year the ABFF commissions a screening committee to evaluate all film submissions based on the following criteria:

    world premiere status/limited screening history preferred
    artistic and technical merit (script, direction, acting, production value, uniqueness etc.)


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  • Melbourne Underground Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/23/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Entries

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF) is a cutting edge premiere showcase for Independent cinema in the Southern Hemisphere. It is known for its radical, adventurous and iconoclastic programming decisions and for its support for different voices in the Independent and Underground film and video practitioners worldwide. The festival focuses on both Australian and International cinema and is a vocal critic of the staid and failing Australian Film Industry.

    It has an awards, The MUFF awards, with the festival every year that select winners both locally and Internationally from shorts and feature categories.

    MUFF plays many shorts (about 80) in Mini MUFF every year and a lot of features in its MUFF Neu section. Overall we play about 100 new works each year. Plus an exciting array of documentaries and curated retrospectives.

    MUFF is an essential cutting edge forum for new cinema that will look beyond production values, and find the hidden talent within. MUFF has been the launching board and incubator for many talented filmmakers including the likes of James Wan, Scott Ryan, Jenna Fisher, Jim VanBebber, Bruce LaBruce, Peter Christopherson, Stuart Simpson, Shannon Young, Kel Dolen, Steven Kastrissios, Ivan Kavanagh, Mark Savage, Anna Brownfield, Patrick Hughes, Jeremey DeCeglie, Gregory Pakis and many, many others.

    2014 is the Fifteenth MUFF!


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  • Fantastic FestNext Deadline: 04/24/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films
    • Feature Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Fantastic Fest was created to offer exposure to genre films which are often overlooked by the traditional festival circuit. We strive to offer acquisition and media and exhibition opportunities for undistributed films as well as spotlight upcoming genre theatrical releases and repertory genre classics.


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  • LA SHORTS FESTNext Deadline: 04/24/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Comedy
    • Drama
    • Animation
    • Experimental
    • Documentary
    • Music Video
    • Best Foreign Film
    • Best of Fest

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Los Angeles International Short Film Festival (LA Shorts Fest) ranks among the most prestigious international short film festivals in the world. The festival is accredited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.


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  • Accolade Awards CompetitionNext Deadline: 04/25/2014
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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 30,000+ 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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  • Sydney Underground Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/25/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Student Films
    • Feature Films
    • Short Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Sydney Underground Film Festival is dedicated to nurturing an alternative film culture through the promotion of independent and experimental films. The festival seeks to support filmmakers who operate outside established film industry infrastructures, by providing a platform for exhibition, exposure and critical discussion.


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  • Oldenburg International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/25/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Short Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Oldenburg is a lively forum for passionate and independent film. That's why Chris Gore rates the Oldenburg Film Festival among the world's top five festivals for narrative features in his essential "Film Festival Guide".

    TAKE YOUR CHANCE to be part of it.

    "The most significant and most active festival in the presentation of American independent films, and therefore the appropriate platform for an expansion into the German-speaking market. In other ways as well, the Festival devotes itself to independent film. A pleasant and laid-back festival with a lively atmosphere."
    German Films


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  • Seoul International Agape Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films
    • Short Films
    • Christian Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Seoul International Agape Film Festival is hoping to introduce wonderful pieces of film work from diverse countries in order to communicate with people beyond the borders of Korea. We hope that this film festival will provide pathways of communication to the world through the awesome power of love, and that those films will be used as a progressive step to sharing valuable meanings and visions with others.


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  • Spooky Movie International Horror Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/25/2014
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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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  • Indie Fest AwardsNext Deadline: 04/25/2014
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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 Awards 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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  • NYC PictureStart Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • SHORT FILM SCRIPTS

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    NYC PictureStart Film Festival (NYCPSFF) showcases short films from all over the world from emerging filmmakers as well as those already established in the industry. Films of all genres are accepted year-round and those chosen for screening competition display a high-level of artistic excellence. Every June, the NYCPSFF is held for filmmakers to screen film to interact with each other, industry professionals and audience members in a relaxed, social atmosphere. NYCPSFF is the festival where filmmakers feel at home.


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  • Port Townsend Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Port Townsend Film Festival (PTFF) is bringing filmmakers and film lovers together in a community celebration of the best cinema obtainable. It's held over a three day period in late September each year. By providing a platform for independent voices, both contemporary and classic, PTFF engages filmmakers and audiences in a dialogue that brings people together in cultural exploration and understanding.


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  • Citizen Jane Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/25/2014
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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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  • Hawaii International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/25/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Feature
    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Short
    • Pacific Showcase Feature
    • Pacific Showcase Short
    • Student (Under 18 only)
    • Hawaii Short
    • Hawaii Feature
    • EuroCinema Hawaii
    • New American Filmmaker Short
    • New American Filmmaker Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Established in 1981, the Hawaii International Film Festival is dedicated to advancing understanding and cultural exchange among the peoples of Asia, the Pacific and North America through the global medium of film.


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  • Dam Short Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/26/2014
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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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  • Cinéfest Sudbury International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/26/2014
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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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  • Dragon*Con Independent Short Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/26/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animation
    • Short Film
    • Feature Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    We focus each year on showcasing the finest independent short films of the fantastic. We welcome not only Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror films, but Mysteries, Thrillers, Film Noirs, Erotica, Alternate lifestyle, Comedies, and any other films of the imagination that step out of the slice-of-life category. That includes short animated films of all types.


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  • Bay Street Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/26/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Northwestern Ontario: All Genres
    • Canada: All Genres
    • International: All Genres

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Bay Street Film Festival is a not-for-profit annual media arts festival that presents Canadian and International films, videos and film installations of all genres at a number of venues in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Celebrating its tenth anniversary from September 3-7, 2014, the festival helps professional independent artists show their work so audiences of all ages and interests can enrich their experience and understanding of media arts.

    The festival connects professional independent filmmakers with other artists and to audiences of all ages and interests by showing films, facilitating creative and professional development and multidisciplinary arts performance in an accessible, inclusive, friendly environment.

    A focus of the festival is to showcase the latest films of emerging and established professional independent filmmakers working in remote and isolated circumpolar communities around the world so that the diverse stories and perspectives of the near and far North are given increased visibility and prominence.

    The festival encourages collaborative efforts to promote media arts, culture and education among all sectors and ages to strengthen the arts in our geographically remote area.


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  • Hollywood Film Festival® Next Deadline: 04/26/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Short
    • Documentary

    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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  • Chicago Gold Coast Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/28/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Best Picture

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Chicago Gold Coast Film Festival shows the best comedy short films all on one glamourous night at the legendary Park West Theatre.


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  • Kansas International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/28/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature-length Narrative
    • Feature-length Documentary
    • Animated Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    KIFF seeks to showcase a variety of films from documentaries and independent features to animated shorts for a sophisticated audience seeking non-Hollywood fare. Especially valued are socially conscious feature-length documentaries for our THINK! competition, independent feature-length narrative films seeking exposure and distribution, and international films - both documentary, narrative, and animation


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  • Reeling 2014: The 32nd Chicago LGBT International F...Next Deadline: 04/28/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animation/Experimental Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Animation/Experimental Short
    • Narrative Short
    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Reeling: The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival is the second longest-running film festival of its kind in the U.S. and prides itself on showcasing the best lesbian and gay films and videos from around the world. From international feature films to social issue documentaries to experimental shorts, Reeling has always presented a range of genres that demonstrates the rich diversity of work being produced. The festival is not only one of the most important cultural events for Chicago audiences, it also attracts many people from throughout the Midwest who consider the festival to be the highlight of their cinematic year.


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  • Soho Short Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film Category I
    • Short Film Category II

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Soho Short Film Festival or Soho Shorts brings together a collection of the world's best short films in an engaging atmosphere for the purpose of developing connections and building new relationships in the film industry.


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  • HOLLYWOOD REEL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVALNext Deadline: 04/29/2014
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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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  • Central Florida Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/29/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Dramatic Short
    • Feature Length
    • Documentary
    • Best Student Project
    • Comedy Short
    • Animated Short
    • Foreign Project

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our goal is to provide exposure as well as an outlet for filmmakers from around the world to showcase their work to the general public. At the same time we attempt to put together an entertaining and thought provoking slate of films for the Central Florida community. We are a film festival that movie watchers can afford and a festival with a goal to help artists to become better filmmakers.

    If a short or feature length film is NOT accepted to our festival the filmmaker receives a detailed critique stating why. There is no additional charge for this service and we are one of the few festivals to start such a program. MovieMaker Magazine has named us to the "Top 25 Film Festivals worth the entry fee." Animated Projects, Foreign Films and Documentaries do NOT receive critiques.


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  • Budapest Short Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Fiction
    • Animation
    • Experimental

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Festival was created to give the increasingly thriving short film community a scene in which to introduce itself, and to give young titans the possibility of proving their talent in an international field. Every year we invite filmmakers and leaders from filmmaking workshops in order to offer these communities a lucid and pleasurable way of being together, at the same time promoting awareness of each other’s values.


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  • Costa Rica International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Features
    • Documentary Features
    • Animation
    • Experimental
    • Music Video
    • Narrative Shorts
    • Documentary Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    You are invited to the Eighth Annual Costa Rica International Film Festival held in beautiful Montezuma Costa Rica.

    Costa Rica International Film Festival in Montezuma serves as an exciting and important international destination for independent filmmakers and their fans (as well as those who just need to get away from it all!)

    CRIFF Montezuma showcases an incredibly diverse array of short and feature films from across the world. Attendees will enjoy hundreds of films, filmmaker discussions, festival cocktail hours, dinners, tours to nearby waterfalls, rivers, islands, and plenty of special events, including some really fun late night parties at the world-famous Chico’s Bar.

    There are countless activities to fill your days during the festival. Soak up the sun on the beach, hike through the jungle, enjoy trips to nearby islands, horse-back riding, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, ATV tours, zip-line jungle canopy tours, yoga classes, and much, much more.

    CRIFF is dedicated to showcasing the brightest filmmakers from every corner of the world. This is truly an international event, where filmmakers from every country come together to meet, discuss their ideas and visions - and showcase their films in paradise.


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  • Riverside International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Documentary
    • Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Annually since 2002, the Riverside International Film Festival (RIFF) has been bringing the best in contemporary international and independent film to the Riverside and the Inland Empire region of Southern California, the fastest growing area in America. RIFF accepts diverse and challenging feature films, documentaries and short films in DVD and Blu-ray formats. A very high percentage of filmmakers and actors attend to present their films. RIFF attempts to expose the largest number of socio-economic groups possible to international film makers, as part of Riverside’s goal of making the city a center for the arts.


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  • Tacoma Film Festival Next Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Student Film (any length and genre) [Valid Student ID is required]
    • Washington State Resident [Proof of residency is required]
    • Feature Narrative (Fiction; Animated or Live-Action) [30+ minutes]
    • Short Narrative (Fiction; Animated or Live-Action) - [1-30 minutes]
    • Feature Documentary (Non-fiction) [30 + minutes]
    • Short Documentary (Non-fiction) [1-30 minutes]
    • 253Film Collective [Proof of Membership Required]

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    "One of the premier film festivals in the Northwest." - PostDefiance.com

    The Tacoma Film Festival celebrates current independent film from around the globe. Our primary focus is to bring quality film to the big screen and to showcase exceptional independent films - some that our audiences will probably never get the chance to see again. Join us for the 9th annual Tacoma Film Festival on October 9-16, 2014 for 8 days of films, events, conversation, and fun! This is our time to celebrate you - the filmmaker, and the invaluable artistic talents that you provide to the film community. Each year our mission is to enrich our community by bridging the gap between ourselves and outstanding works of independent film.


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  • International Filmmaker Festival of World CinemaNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short
    • Documentary (Short)
    • Feature
    • Documentary (Feature)
    • Animation (Feature)
    • Animation (Short)
    • Foreign Language (Short)
    • Music (Short)
    • Music (Feature)
    • Foreign Language (Feature)
    • Feature Script
    • Short Script
    • Early Notice + Written Review:
    • Titles/Credits design
    • Best Television series Drama
    • Best Television Comedy Series
    • Best Television Mini Series
    • Best Television Documentary
    • Best Television drama not of the English Language

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema London is a global industry event that will reach out to the many filmmakers who always place film at the centre of our acts as a truly international film industry event, a great place for business on your movie or script.

    At the International Film Festival of world cinema all films feature in the Competition, as well as 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 or unproduced script, they will as with many films over the years of our other festival make things 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 International film Festival is a truly International Film Festival Event open to industry professionals.

    The International filmmaker festival is like no other International film Festival, we put you the filmmaker in front of potential investors in any new production you may be considering, we put your movie in front of potential distribution and sales to look at the possibility of offering you real deals and real help for you the filmmaker, look at our program read the short bios of the professional attending, join us and put your movie in a market place.

    Generally, we take nothing into account other than the art of film and the pre-eminence of artistic talent, and to facilitate transmission, so that tomorrow's Festival can continue the adventure with the combined strengths of experience and modernity, for those that enter the Filmmaker Award will truly be the future filmmakers of the film industry.

    Carl Tooney "President"
    International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema ™
    www.filmmakerfestival.com


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  • Trinity International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Best Short Film
    • Best Feature Length Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Trinity International Film Festival provides a platform for artists around the world to showcase their independent films.


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  • Gen Con Indy Film Festival - Indianapolis, IN
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films (over 60 Minutes)
    • Short Films (Under 60 Minutes)
    • Series

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Gen Con Indy is the original, longest-running, best-attended, gaming convention in the world!

    Featuring hundreds of game companies, award-winning authors and artists, costumed attendees, more than 10,000 events, a Family Fun Pavilion, and the debut of exciting new games, Gen Con truly is The Best Four Days in Gaming™!

    Last year, more than 49,000 attendees set an all-new attendance record for the 46-year event.

    Don't miss out on Gen Con Indy 2014!

    The biggest complaint we hear is that there is simply too much to do, see, and experience. Get lost in a phantasm of art exhibits. Stare at jaw-dropping costumes, or better yet, wear one of your own. Meet the movers and the shakers in the gaming industry. Check out the newest games and get a sneak peek at the latest editions.


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  • San Francisco Black Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentaries
    • Features
    • Music Video
    • Animation
    • Student
    • Shorts
    • Youth 5-12
    • Lesbian/Gay
    • HIV/AIDS
    • African

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the San Francisco Black Film Festival (SFBFF) is to celebrate African American Cinema and the African Cultural Diaspora by showcasing a diverse collection of films - from emerging and established filmmakers. By presenting Black film, which reinforce positive images and dispel negative stereotypes, while providing local, national and international filmmakers a forum for their work to be viewed and discussed; SFBFF believes film can lead to a better understanding of and communication between, people of diverse cultures, races, and lifestyles, while simultaneously serving as a vehicle to initiate dialogue on the important issues of our times.


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  • Asian American International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Features
    • For Youth by Youth
    • Shorts Competition
    • Music Videos
    • AAISC - Screenplay Competition
    • Works-in-Progress

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Mission of Asian CineVision:

    Founded in 1978, the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) is organized by Asian CineVision (ACV), a non-profit media arts organization dedicated to promoting and preserving Asian and Asian American media expressions.

    Asian CineVision aims to:

    • Develop and support both emerging and experienced Asian American film and video makers and other media artists working in a range of genres and styles.

    • Ensure that the full spectrum of Asian and Asian American media works reach diverse audiences in Asian American communities and beyond.

    More than 30 years later, AAIFF continues to be a leading showcase for independent Asian and Asian American film and video. In 2014, we celebrate our 37th Anniversary and we hope you can join us!


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  • Burbank International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Horror Short Films
    • Horror Feature Films
    • Science Fiction Short Films
    • Comedy Short Films
    • Feature Films by Women
    • Adapted Screenplays
    • Feature Documentaries
    • Short Films by Women
    • Science Fiction Feature Films
    • New Media
    • Original Screenplays
    • Short Films
    • Feature Films
    • Short Documentaries
    • Animated Feature
    • Thriller Feature Films
    • Foreign Language Feature
    • Foreign Language Short
    • Thriller Short Films
    • Special Invitees - Shorts (registration code required)
    • Dramatic Feature Films
    • Dramatic Short Films
    • Student Films
    • Animated Short
    • Comedy Feature Films
    • Faith-Based Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our mission is to promote up-and-coming artists by providing a gateway to expand their careers in the entertainment industry. We shine a light on the unknown artist of today, helping them become the celebrated filmmakers of tomorrow.


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  • Festival du nouveau cinema de Montréal Next Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • LONGS MÉTRAGES // FEATURE FILMS
    • COURTS MÉTRAGES // SHORT FILMS

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    ENGLISH BELOW

    MISSION

    Nouveau cinéma - Nouveaux médias
    Le Festival du nouveau cinéma est voué à la diffusion et au développement des nouvelles tendances dans le domaine du cinéma et des nouveaux médias. Il constitue un tremplin pour faire connaître des œuvres originales et inédites, favorisant le développement du cinéma d'auteur et de la création numérique.

    Avant-garde
    La force du FNC réside avant tout dans la qualité d'une programmation diversifiée, centrée sur l'excellence et sur la présentation d'œuvres originales, inédites et novatrices. Évoluant aussi au rythme des courants et des tendances en cinéma et en nouveaux médias le FNC a acquis une notoriété sur la scène internationale qui tient également à la qualité des environnements hautement technologiques où sont diffusées ses œuvres.

    Voyager, rencontrer, échanger, encore et toujours
    Le FNC c'est aussi un lieu privilégié de découverte, d'initiation, de happening et d'échange entre le public et les professionnels.

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    MISSION

    New cinema - New media
    The Festival du nouveau cinéma is committed to the exploration and development of new practices in cinema and new media. It is a premiere showcase for original and brand-new works, particularly in the fields of independent cinema and digital creation.

    Avant garde
    The Festival du nouveau cinéma’s calling card is its rigorous and diverse programming, consistently presenting high-quality and often unseen works selected for their originality and innovation. The FNC has always developed in tandem with evolving practices and trends in cinema, and equipped with high-tech screening and presentation facilities, it has earned an international reputation as a leading-edge festival.

    Travel, meet, exchange
    The FNC is also an excellent platform for discoveries, introductions, events and exchanges uniting audiences and industry professionals.


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  • Indianapolis International Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • World Cinema Features
    • World Cinema Shorts
    • Matter of Fact Features
    • American Spectrum Features
    • American Spectrum Shorts
    • Matter of Fact Shorts
    • Hoosier Lens Features
    • Hoosier Lens Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Indy Film Fest seeks to create a shared experience around film. We champion movies that entertain, challenge and expand perspectives in Indianapolis and beyond. As a film festival in a "crossroads of America," the Indy Film Fest seeks diversity in programming without compromising quality.


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  • Ellensburg Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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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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  • Red Rock Film Festival of Zion CanyonNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • International & US Collegiate Shorts
    • International & US Full-length Features
    • International & US Shorts
    • International & US Young Filmmakers (8-18 yrs)
    • Red Grid
    • International & US Featurettes
    • International & US Short-Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To encourage the production of media in both the independent and professional market that portray the human race in a positive light, and to applaud original works that redefine media through innovation, creativity and sensitivity that both enlightens and educates audiences from around the world.


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  • Asian Film Festival of DallasNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Best Documentary Short
    • Best Animated/Experimental Short
    • Best Narrative Short
    • Best Narrative Feature
    • Best Documentary Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Asian Film Festival of Dallas (AFFD) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating and supporting emerging and established Asian and Asian-American filmmakers and sharing the rich diversity of Asian culture through the medium of cinema.


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  • COMMFFEST (Global) Community Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • 5 minute films -all genres and topics
    • ALL GENRES
    • cinema verite
    • student films
    • childrens films
    • interfaith theme films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Established in 2005 COMMFFEST (GLOBAL) COMMUNITY FILM FESTIVAL , is a film festival that combines public exhibits with forums for individuals and communities to engage in a dialogue of social issues and cultural exchange through the powerful language of film in all genres.

    COMMFFEST showcases a wide variety of local, national, and international films. Its main objective is to bring global communities together to increase awareness and understanding that we are more alike than not. Each film represents a voice to share experiences, educate others on their struggles, and discover common bonds of solidarity.

    COMMFFEST aims to present a broad and diverse overview of films representing current affairs and relevant issues that affect our communities, providing an opportunity for filmmakers to express themselves freely and connect with audiences on a more personal level. The collective mix of audience, film, and filmmakers creates a dynamic atmosphere to provoke thought and stimulate further understanding and exploration of ideas, attitudes, and emotions that can foster change starting in the communities in which we live.


    "At this stage of history either one of two things is possible. Either the general population will take control of its own destiny and will concern itself with community interests, guided by values of solidarity, sympathy and concern for others, or alternatively there will be no destiny for anyone to control."
    - Noam Chomsky


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  • Filmstock Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Student
    • Drama
    • Documentary
    • Horror/Thriller
    • Comedy
    • Sci-Fi
    • Art/Experimental
    • Action/Adventure

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    In 2009, Filmstock was founded to connect audiences with creative visionaries, and has now become Arizona's #1 name in short film.

    Now, in 2014, Filmstock will continue its mission by connecting filmmakers with audience members from the American Southwest, playing award-winning films in the four states of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah!


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  • Atlanta International Documentary Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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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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  • Indie Spirit Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary - Feature Length
    • Foreign Language Film - Feature Length
    • Narrative - Short
    • Student - Feature Length
    • Native American - Feature Length
    • Horror - Feature Length
    • Colorado Spotlight - Feature Length
    • Narrative - Feature Length
    • Animation - All Lengths
    • Environmental - Feature Length
    • Sports/Outdoor - Feature Length
    • Documentary - Short
    • Foreign Language Film - Short
    • Student - Short
    • Horror - Short
    • Native American - Short
    • Environmental - Short
    • Sports/Outdoor - Short
    • Colorado Spotlight -Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Indie Spirit Film Festival is an annual event for filmmakers (professionals and students) and film lovers alike, with a superb program of feature films, shorts, docs, and animation from around the world. Indie Spirit also has sub-themes in which Native American and Colorado films are showcased.


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  • Edmonton International Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • FOOD Films (all lengths)
    • NARRATIVE FEATURE (40-minutes and over)
    • DOCUMENTARY FEATURE (40-minutes and over)
    • ALBERTA High School Filmmaker (20-minutes or less)
    • DOCUMENTARY SHORT (under 40-minutes)
    • NARRATIVE SHORT (under 40-minutes)
    • SNOW, MAN: Films With Frost! (all lengths)
    • SPOTLIGHT: South Africa (all lengths)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The 28th Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF)... international, independent and eye-opening. Our 10-day festival is committed to showcasing contemporary, independent films that will enlighten and entertain our audiences. We look for films that make us better people -- films with soul. Each year, EIFF presents a cinematic smorgasbord of more than 150 features, documentaries and shorts to a sophisticated, appreciative audience. Inspiring and sometimes, life-changing, EIFF hosts a variety of guests that include directors, producers, writers, actors, distributors and programmers. This festival is about FILMS and the people who MAKE them!


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  • Tokyo Kinder Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animations for Children
    • Live Action Films for Children

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of Tokyo Kinder Film Festival is to encourage each child to achieve his or her full potential, dreams and learns compassion throughout world cinemas.


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  • Maverick Movie AwardsNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature-length Movies
    • Short-length Movies

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    MAVERICK MOVIE AWARDS - YEAR 6 - 2014!

    The Maverick Movie Awards exists to honor all facets of moviemaking form, function, style, and craft. A level playing-field where a movie’s lack or excess of a budget is immaterial, its absence or abundance of star power is inconsequential, and its humble or lofty origins are irrelevant, any and all independent, underground, student, and studio films are eligible to receive a Maverick Award.

    Celebrating narratives, documentaries, experimental films, and the vast diversity of moving pictures expression, the MMA has recognized everything from big-budget pictures to low-budget indies, global issue documentaries, screwball comedies, computer-animated movies, action-horror flicks, video art, microcinema, music videos, webisodes, and everything in-between. Each movie’s successful execution of intent as a whole, on its own terms, is considered first and then the quality of its parts. So in addition to standard award categories like Best Picture and Best Director, the MMA prides itself on saluting oft overlooked disciplines, including stunts, special effects makeup, original music, and more.

    Except for advertising and industrial work, all motion picture creators are encouraged to submit. PLEASE NOTE, as a cooperative of moviemakers honoring moviemakers with no theater or online screening events, the MMA will not jeopardize premiere status for any other competition or festival submission.

    Maverick Movie Awards - YEAR 6 / 2014
    We’re Moviemakers Honoring Moviemakers with...
    42 Maverick Awards and Up to 14 Nominations in 21 Categories:
    BEST PICTURE / BEST DIRECTOR / BEST SCREENPLAY / BEST CHRONICLE / BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY / BEST ANIMATION / BEST ACTOR / BEST ACTRESS / BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR / BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS / BEST PERFORMANCE / BEST EDITING / BEST ORIGINAL SCORE / BEST SOUNDTRACK / BEST SOUND DESIGN/EDITING / BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN / BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS / BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKE-UP / BEST STUNTS / BEST COSTUME DESIGN / THE PRECIOUS


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  • Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Le...Next Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative
    • African Film
    • India Film
    • Documentary
    • Experimental
    • Women Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series is a three-day annual film festival organized by African Voices and Long Island University's Media Arts Dept., Brooklyn Campus.


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  • St. Louis International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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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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  • Raindance Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Mexican Revolution
    • Narrative Short (under 45 mins)
    • Documentary Short (under 45 mins)
    • Animation Short (under 45 mins)
    • Music Videos (under 6 mins)
    • Documentary Feature
    • Animation Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Raindance Film Festival aims to show the very best in new independent cinema from around the world and specialises in first-time directors and discovery. The Festival accepts films of all lengths and genres and is committed to showing the boldest and most innovative work, and films that challenge the boundaries of filmmaking. The 22nd Raindance Film Festival will take place in central London between September 24th - October 5th 2014.


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  • Sidewalk Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Short
    • Teen Filmmaker
    • Family Film Festival
    • Animated Short
    • Documentary Short
    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Sidewrite Short Screenplay Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Sidewalk is a celebration of new independent film in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. Our mission is to encourage, inspire and support filmmaking and the appreciation of independent cinema in Alabama.


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  • Twin Rivers Media FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film
    • Documentary
    • Short Film
    • Screenplay / Scripts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Twin Rivers Media Festival supports independent media artists, audio artists, and writers by exposing their work to the artistic community of Asheville, NC throughout the year.


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  • Austin Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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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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  • Writers Place Screenwriting CompetitionNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Full-Length Screenplay Competition
    • Teleplay/Short Screenplay Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Writers Place is an innovative pairing of award-winning writers and entertainment business executives who wish to aid aspiring professional writers by enhancing their material and by eliminating entertainment industry barriers. Our staff is dedicated to both the writer and the work. Our aim is to help you succeed in the business of show business.


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  • Maine International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Shorts
    • Features

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Maine International Film Festival offers audiences and participants an opportunity to see and discuss films that would otherwise never be seen in the state of Maine.


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  • Atlanta Horror Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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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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  • The Other Film Festival Next Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Other Film Festival screens contemporary cinema made by, with or about people with a disability, disabled and Deaf.

    The festival supports the aspirations of deaf people and people with a disability to participate fully in screen culture.


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  • Atlanta Underground Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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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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  • Birmingham SHOUT: Gay + Lesbian Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Birmingham SHOUT is a celebration of LGBT cinema that seeks to create an affirming atmosphere in which to promote acceptance and tolerance, while showcasing the very best in independent films by, for or about the LGBT community.


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  • Hells Half Mile Film & Music Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Full Length Feature
    • Animation
    • Shorts
    • Foreign Language
    • Documentary
    • Late Night Genre
    • Music Focused Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Hell's Half Mile Film & Music Festival (HHM) is the perfect mix of independent film and live indie music. You may not have heard of us yet, but we’ll try to leave you with a lasting impression as we have with past guests. "I don't remember much of my two years going to Hell's Half Mile. That's how much fun I had." – Rider Strong, “Cabin Fever” and two time HHM guest. (note: your experience may vary)

    Our taste is eclectic, everything from quirky comedy to hard hitting documentary to super hero film. Our goal is to find "the little film that could" -- a bunch of them -- and bring the filmmakers together to take over the town of Bay City. Our primary concern is community, and the filmmakers who attend our long weekend walk away with lifelong friends and future collaborators.

    In the last eight years over 100 directors, producers, screenwriters and actors have joined our growing audience. We provide travel and accommodations to a limited number of filmmakers, plus all-access passes and catered receptions for all attending filmmakers. All venues are within a few block radius and hotels are within walking distance, making it super easy to get around. Visit hhmfest.com for links to the venues and video recaps of the 2012 and 2013 festivals.

    We schedule events to help you connect with each other and the local community. Our hope is to provide you with a casual, fun experience, including unique outings that give you a taste of the local flavor. It’s the least we can do in return for providing our festival-goers with great independent cinema. "I've never been to a fest that has such a positive immediate energy like yours, particularly letting the filmmakers get to know each other." - David Spaltro "Things I Don't Understand"

    Our hope is to provide you with a casual, fun experience, including a unique outing that gives you a taste of the local flavor. It’s the least we can do in return for providing our festival-goers with great independent cinema. Once you become an HHM alum you’ll receive fee waivers for future projects and all-access passes for subsequent HHM Fests, whether you have a film in our program or not. Additionally, upon selection, your first-year submission fees are refunded, making it easy (and affordable) to submit to another festival. “Hell's Half Mile gives me warm feelings in my heart. The warm feeling in my pants is possibly unrelated. It’s worth every minute and it's the kind of festival that you make movies for.” – Kenny Stevenson, writer and actor, "Love, Sex and Missed Connections".

    Filmmakers are encouraged to participate in panel discussions, receptions and other events. Because we are beginning to foster student and local filmmaking, we provide opportunities for guest filmmakers to present a workshop or lecture focused on a specific topic or specialty. Other guests are invited to screen our student and local short films and give constructive feedback to the filmmakers. This type of mentoring helps to strengthen local filmmaking and continue our relationships with area universities.


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  • BEL AIR FILM FESTIVALNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    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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  • Hot Springs Documentary Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Shorts
    • Documentary Features
    • McKinnis Sports Series

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute is to advance the documentary genre as a meaningful art form, to encourage innovation within the genre, to provide unique educational and cultural opportunities, and preserve the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival as one of the premiere documentary film festivals in the world.


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  • Boston Jewish Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative
    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Festival is a non-competitive event. We screen films and videos that highlight the Jewish experience; deal with themes of Jewish culture/heritage/history; or are of particular interest to the Jewish community. The Festival presents narrative, documentary, animated and experimental works.


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  • 2014 Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA) Film and...Next Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Shorts
    • Feature length
    • Interactive media & audio-visual presentations
    • Ultra-shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Society for Visual Anthropology screens the best ethnographic films, video, and media productions at our annual SVA Media Festival, held in conjunction with the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Meeting. This gives independent filmmakers as well as distributors broad access to a market of several thousand anthropologists and educators.

    Ethnographic media is defined broadly as works created as the result of ethnographic fieldwork or those which use, are informed by, or illustrate the principles of anthropological theory or methods.

    For more information about American Anthropology Associations and its annual meetings, please visit: www.aaanet.org/meetings


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  • Louisville's International Festival of FilmNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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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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  • Fright Night Film FestNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Horror
    • Sci-Fi
    • Fantasy
    • Screenplays

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To give Independent Film Makers who love the art of moviemaking the chance to enter their films of horror, science fiction, and fantasy into a festival that is judged by a panel and viewed by the public with the opportunity to win prizes and acclaim and potential distribution deals.


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  • Celluloid Screams: Sheffield Horror Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films
    • Short Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Celluloid Screams is Sheffield's Horror Film Festival. Each year, the festival showcases the very best of contemporary and classic horror cinema, from the hottest new horror features and genre discoveries to terrifying short films from the fearmakers of the future. The annual programme also includes a small selection of the classics and guilty pleasures that made us fall in love with the horror genre in the first place.


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  • Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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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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  • trinidad+tobago film festival/14Next Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Video Art & Experimental Film
    • Documentary
    • Narrative Feature
    • Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff), founded in 2006, is an annual celebration held from September 16-30, 2014.

    The ttff seeks to highlight excellence in filmmaking through the exhibition of dramatic and documentary films made in T&T, the Caribbean and its diaspora. The Festival also accepts submissions of video art and experimental films. Artists working in this field who are from the Caribbean and its diaspora, and who address these spaces in their work, are eligible to apply.

    In addition to screening Caribbean and diaspora films in competition, the ttff also has a Panorama section featuring films from Latin America, India, Africa, China, the Middle East, Europe, the US and Canada. However, the festival only accepts submissions from Caribbean filmmakers, Caribbean filmmakers in the diaspora, and international filmmakers with films from or about the Caribbean or its diaspora.


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  • Script Pipeline Screenwriting & TV Writing Competit...Next Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Screenplay
    • TV Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To find the best, undiscovered feature and TV writers worldwide who have demonstrated an exceptional understanding of concept and storytelling.


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  • Cambridge Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary
    • Shorts
    • Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    First established in 1977, the Cambridge Film Festival has been committed to delivering high quality independent films to the widest possible audience. Bold and imaginative in its presentation of films, the Festival embraces the latest technology, while also showcasing its passion for the heritage of cinema. We champion new methods of filmmaking and emerging platforms of distribution. Through our open submissions process, we support filmmakers from all across the world as well as locally, providing a platform for new talents to showcase their work.


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  • Isle of Wight Film Festival Next Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Human Rights Short
    • Environmental Shorts
    • Isle of Wight
    • Short Drama
    • Feature Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Isle of Wight Film Festival strives to showcase films not available to mainstream audiences. Human Rights, the Environment, Youth and Comedy are the genres of films we are looking to find and the one thing they all have in common is that the films have to have a heart.

    The festival is set by the sea on the Isle of Wight as part of Ventnor Fringe Festival and is an International festival.



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  • The Boston Jewish Film Festival - Short Film Compet...Next Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Boston Jewish Film Festival presents the best contemporary films from around the world on Jewish themes at its annual Festival and throughout the year. Through features, shorts, documentaries, and conversations with visiting artists, the Festival explores Jewish identity, the current Jewish experience, and the richness of Jewish culture in relation to a diverse modern world.


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  • Meeting Rimini Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Rimini Meeting Film Festival honors works that reflect the human quest for meaning; which naturally expresses itself in the desire for: truth, justice, goodness and beauty. This is what makes film an art and not simply a business: it reflects the artists desire to understand better his specific circumstances, while also holding a mirror up to the society at large.   

    The competition, open to filmmakers of all ages, wants to emphasize works that discuss and deepen with authenticity the theme of man’s commitment with reality by revealing its serious, ironic, dramatic, passionate, and mysterious aspects. In order to share the human and professional journey of search, discovery, and judgment the Festival offers its participants an opportunity to encounter well-known masters in the field.


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  • MANHATTAN SHORT Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films
    • Screenplays

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    ONE WORLD - ONE WEEK - ONE FESTIVAL.

    During the week of Friday September 26 to Sunday October the 5, 2014 over 100,000 film lovers in over 300 Cinemas across 6 Continents will unite to view & vote on the Finalists Films' in the 17th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.

    Cinemas taking part in MANHATTAN SHORT 2014 Can be seen at this link here - http://www.manhattanshort.com/cinemas.html

    MANHATTAN SHORT is the world's most 'People Powered' Film Festival. Audiences at each venue are asked to vote for the one film they think should win. Votes are tallied and sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT HQ in NYC where the winner is announced.

    One the same day, your film could be screening in Sydney to Mumbai to,Moscow to Vienna to Kathmandu to 150 cinemas in all 50 States of the United States.

    MANHATTAN SHORT was the first Film Festival to take place in all 50 States of the USA, and the first film festival to unite all 6 Continents of the world. It is not just one of the largest short film festivals in the world, its the World's first Global Film Festival. For for a filmmaker with a short film who wants to get it out there, nothing compares to MANHATTAN SHORT.

    ONE WORLD - ONE WEEK - ONE FESTIVAL


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  • Fantasia Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film / Long Métrage
    • Medium Length / Moyen Métrage
    • Short Film / Court Métrage

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    A legendary 3-week blow-out of worldwide fantastic cinema taking place each July in the heart of Montreal, now deep in planning its 18th edition.

    We’re currently on the lookout for features and shorts to showcase at this summer’s event. What exactly are we looking for? While predominantly a fantasy/action/horror festival, Fantasia 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.

    Taking things a step further, in 2012, Fantasia launched the Frontières International Co-Production Market as well as a film market component. Our 2013 Frontières lineup featured dazzling new projects from Joe Dante, Buddy Giovinazzo, Bobcat Goldthwait, Richard Stanley and Andrzej Zulawski, to name a few.

    Any work produced in the past 18 months is eligible for both our official jury competition and our Public’s Prize.

    There is no entry fee for Quebec productions (note that Qc prods must be submitted through our website and not here).


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  • Kerry Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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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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  • Nevada City Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film over 5 Minutes
    • Short Film under 5 Minutes

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Organized in 2001 by Nevada City's Magic Theatre, the Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF) brings top independent cinema to the foothills of northern California, and creates a forum of exchange and interaction between local filmmakers and the international independent film community.


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  • The White Sands International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The White Sands International Film Festival is dedicated to bringing independent filmmakers and audiences together under the gorgeous backdrop of Southern New Mexico. WSIFF screens outstanding short and feature length films, documentaries and narratives of all genres from around the world, while promoting the local film industry and developing lasting relationships within the international film community.

    White Sands is interested in independent films with contemporary issues that celebrate the human spirit by depicting stories with quality writing, acting and direction. We hope to see you at this unique, intimate and exciting festival in the Land of Enchantment!


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  • Shriekfest, the Los Angeles Horror/SciFi Film Festi...Next Deadline: 05/01/2014
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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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  • aGLIFF: The Austin Gay and Lesbian International Fi...Next Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Short
    • Experimental Short
    • My Queer Movie
    • Experimental Feature
    • Digital and Interactive Media Projects
    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival (aGLIFF) cultivates the Texas LGBTQI community by enlightening, educating, and entertaining our clients and patrons through programs that enrich the LGBTQI and ally communities while developing LGBTQI awareness. Polari Nonprofit Organization Programs include the Queer Youth Media Project, My Queer Movie, Filmmaker Assistance Program, Community Partnership Program and Polari Family Screening Program, all of which culminate in the annual Polari Film Festival Program.

    Population Served

    The constituency served by the Polari nonprofit organization is primarily the LGBTQIA communities of Central Texas as well as national and international LGBTQIA communities. Polari has about 6000 members and engages an outreach of over 10,000 people, approximately 70% of whom were LGBTQI-identified. As Polari has grown in scope and vision, the constituency has broadened and diversified. The organization has evolved from a program primarily based on entertainment and the experiences of American gay white men into an internationally-recognized community organization committed to reflecting and speaking to a broad range of issues across cultures, race, immigration status, class, gender identity and expression, age and region.


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  • Woods Hole Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Animation
    • Feature Screenplay Competition
    • Short Screenplay Competition
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Woods Hole Film Festival is a showcase of independent film spotlighting the work of emerging filmmakers. We emphasize cinematography in our selection process. We also promote the work of WHFF alumni and New England Filmmakers both during and after the Festival. In addition to screening over 100 works over the 8 day Festival, we host staged-screenplay readings and offer hands-on workshops geared toward both veteran and first-time filmmakers. Our year round screening series offers a second screening opportunity for Festival filmmakers. All categories are competitive. Some categories are juried. Audience awards given in all categories.


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  • shnit International ShortfilmfestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • shnit-OPEN International Competition 2014

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    shnit International Shortfilmfestival is a premier venue for the exhibition and promotion of short films. The festival aims to actively increase the perception of short film making around the globe. Therefore we passionately promote short film as an independent art form in the field of audio- visual media and cinema. shnit regards itself as a unique international platform for filmmakers, script- writers, producers and cinephiles. We embrace diversity, originality and exchange between creators and a growing audience across the globe.


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  • Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Real Time Documentary
    • Political
    • Features
    • Shorts
    • Music Documentary
    • Mini's (Cell Phone, PDA, iPod, etc)
    • Animation
    • Music Video
    • Travel
    • Special Features
    • 3-D
    • Feature / Short Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    We are committed to discovering, screening, and promoting local and globally produced work by filmmakers who have created a unique cinematic experience that does not feel restrained by traditional boundaries.

    Philadelphia Independent Film Festival #piff #uff #Pi


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  • Dances With FilmsNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Full Length Documentary
    • Short Documentary
    • 2Minute, 2Step Short Film Challenge
    • Spotlight Screenings (Alumni Only)
    • Full Length Features
    • Dances With Kidz
    • Short Films
    • Music Videos

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    No Politics. No Stars. No Sh*t.

    It has been our slogan since 1998. What has also been with us since the beginning is something we call "The True Life". With all the politics that rule festival decisions worldwide - this statement is as true today as it was back then and will remain the mission statement of Dances With Films.

    Discovering tomorrow's talent today!

    Please see our website for the complete statement.


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  • Free Range Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Moving Pictures

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    A farm fresh alternative to stale cinema, the Free Range Film Festival is a celebration of independent film and country living. Films are screened inside a big old barn located in the heart of Minnesota's organic farm country.


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  • Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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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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  • Orlando Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Orlando Film Festival is to support and promote the arts in Downtown Orlando through the medium of film. The Orlando Film Festival seeks to inspire current and future filmmakers in the art of filmmaking, and to enhance the movie viewing experience in Downtown Orlando through creative, unique and entertaining events. We put a strong emphasis on celebrating our filmmakers because many of us our filmmakers ourselves. We truly are a film festival by FILMMAKERS for FILMMAKERS!


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  • Columbus International Film + Video FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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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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  • The Indie GatheringNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary
    • Trailer
    • TV Pilot
    • Short Script
    • Feature Script
    • MicroFilms
    • Short
    • Music Video
    • Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:




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  • Chicago International Children's Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animated Feature Films
    • Animated Short Films
    • Child-produced Films (directed by children aged 6 to 14)
    • Live-action Short Films
    • Documentary Feature Films
    • Live-action Television Production
    • Animated Television Production
    • Documentary Short Films
    • Teen-produced films (directed by ages 15-18)
    • Live-action Feature Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    It is the mission of the Chicago International Children's Film Festival to set an internationally- recognized standard of excellence in film and television production for children. We strive to support the work of talented and dedicated filmmakers by awarding prizes, by showcasing international films of the highest quality, and by providing a professional forum through which quality children's films may gain increased distribution and access to wider audiences. The Festival is also committed to engaging young viewers with positive media images and using media as a tool for learning.


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  • Imagine Science Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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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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  • Ojai Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    INTRODUCTION

    The Ojai Film Festival offers residents and visitors an opportunity to celebrate the art of film in the uniquely inviting environment of the Ojai Valley.

    Ojai is an ideal site for a film festival, both because of its exceptional natural beauty and it proximity to the filmmaking capital of the world. It is appropriate that a community noted for its strong commitment to supporting the arts, as reflected in the various arts-related events that take place here every year, should host an event dedicated to the celebration of the only truly new art form of the Twentieth Century.

    The Film Festival brings to its audience a great diversity of unique motion pictures from around the world, including many groundbreaking works that would otherwise be inaccessible. At the same time, it provides a valuable service to filmmakers by giving them access to a highly appreciative audience of intelligent and informed film lovers.

    We are particularly proud of the increasing number of films shown at our festival which are later honored by the Motion Picture Academy.

    Over the years, we have shown many recipients of Academy Award nominations for "Best Documentary Short" and "Best Animated Short" and awarded prizes to most of them.

    THEME

    The Ojai Film Festival has chosen the phrase "Enriching The Human Spirit Through Film" as its guiding principle, and each year, the Festival focuses on specific topics within that theme.


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  • Guanajuato International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Documentary
    • Long Documentary
    • Short Film Fiction
    • Short Film Animation
    • Short Film Experimental
    • Feature Length Opera Prima

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The primary objective of the GUANAJUATO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is to provide more opportunities for the exhibition and appreciation of films, rewarding their quality so as to allow the artists to continue producing film. At the same time, we hope to bring together newcomers alongside the industry's most seasoned professionals, combining forces in a very open, accessible and competitive environment.


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  • California Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Short Film
    • Mini Short
    • Documentary
    • Animation
    • Screenplay
    • Children/Family Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    "A venue for the true Independent Filmmaker"

    Festival Background
    The California Independent Film Festival is a California Not for Profit Corporation with State and Federal tax-exempt status under IRS code section 501(c) 3. Tax ID Number 48-1272276.

    Film advocate and independent producer Derek Zemrak founded the festival in 1999. Zemrak started the film festival to give the true independent filmmaker a venue to screen their work. Since, 1999 over 1,200 films have been screened to the general public through the California Independent Film Festival.

    Leonard R. Pirkle, Esq., serves as the Executive Director for the association, leading an Executive Committee and a Festival Planning Committee with 30 Members with expertise in film, entertainment and tourism.

    Judges
    Each year the California Independent Film Festival assembles a wide range of entertainment industry leaders as judges. 2013 Judges, included Pete Crooks, Senior Editor/Writer for Diablo Magazine and Bay Area Film Critic; Sapporo Short Fest Director, Toshi Kubo; Shorty Rossi, star of Animal Planets "Pit Boss"; and Frosene Phillips, restaurant/entertainment columnist for "Bay Area News Group".

    Dates and Location
    The festival is held annually in San Francisco, Moraga, and Orinda, California.

    Category Submissions:
    Categories include Documentaries, Features, Shorts, Animation and Music Videos.

    Children's section this year!

    Estimated Attendance:
    5,000 guests including over 60 filmmakers from as far as Japan, England and Germany

    Festival Location:
    Moraga, California
    Orinda, California
    San Francisco, California


    ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
    The California Independent Film Festival has a very strong fifteen- year history, showcasing over 1,250 Independent Films during its 16th season..

    The Year 2013 Festival was a huge success, screening 50 from around the world.


    ORGANIZERS
    Derek Zemrak (Executive Producer) ; Derek Zemrak (Founder and President) ; Joanne Foy (Vice President) ; Leonard Pirkle

    GENERAL RULES
    ALL ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED ON OR BEFORE THE DEADLINE YOU ARE PAYING FOR.
    You may pay online by credit card, via Withoutabox, or mail a check or money order payment directly to the festival.

    Make any check or money order payments payable to:
    CALIFORNIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL.

    - Include three (3) DVD copies of your film. For the screenplay competition, please submit an original screenplay in the industry standard format.


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  • Blue Plum Animation FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animations by Student Animators
    • Animation by Independent Animators
    • Animations by Professional Animators

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our mission is to showcase the best in short animations for the whole family, and especially for children. The Blue Plum Festival is a family friendly event with many attractions for the little ones.

    We hope you want to be a part of our event this year!


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  • California International Animation FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • 3D Animation Shorts
    • Other Animation Shorts
    • 2D Animation Shorts
    • Anime Shorts
    • Television Pilots and Series
    • Animated Features
    • Video and Computer Games

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    With animation/anime becoming an ever present part of daily life, through television, film, gaming and even commercials, the Fireside Foundation, Inc., celebrates the ever-expanding worlds of animation. In an era where games become movies and movies become games, it is fitting that the California International Animation Festival recognize the marriage between the arts of animation and gaming - a union that generates over $20 billion annually. In addition to bringing together international animators and filmmakers, CalAniFest provides a venue for gaming companies to release new products and technologies to eager audiences of testers, fans and gaming developers.


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  • Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival seeks to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender lived experience through the visions of innovative film and video makers. We are seeking films and videos that enrich, entertain, and encourage a sense of community. This festival hopes to recognize the diversity of local, regional, national and international LGBT communities.


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  • American Conservation Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Conservation Films - Independent
    • Conservation Films - Produced for Broadcast
    • Student Conservation Films and Videos

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our mission is to promote outstanding films and the arts that educate and inspire people to become engaged in conservation.

    The motivating force behind the American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF) is the power of imagery to inform and inspire. As environmental issues become increasingly global, understanding our individual roles in the biosphere and the global human community is more important than ever. Yet many of us don't appreciate how our actions, lifestyles, and cultures affect the world we live in.

    Film is a powerful medium for breaking through the information overload of modern life, helping us connect with the natural world around us in ways we otherwise wouldn’t. With our emphasis on the intersection between people and the environment, ACFF provides a venue to explore these issues and bring them back to our own lives, through high quality films and discussions with filmmakers and other experts.


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  • Brainwash Movie FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Shorts
    • Features

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Brainwash Movie Festival is dedicated to providing unique and unusual moving pictures to viewers worldwide.


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  • Toronto International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/02/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • International Features
    • Canadian Features | Longs Métrages Canadien
    • International Documentary Features
    • Canadian Documentary Features | Longs Métrages Documentaire Canadien
    • Canadian Shorts | Courts Métrages Canadien
    • International Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The principal objective of the Toronto International Film Festival is to promote and encourage awareness, appreciation and understanding of the art of cinema. Our mandate is to present the most outstanding films produced in every part of the world. Films are selected on the basis of quality and originality. Preference is given to premieres. The Festival also promotes contacts between industry professionals to assist in the development of the Canadian motion picture industry.


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  • New Jersey Film Festival (Fall) Next Deadline: 05/02/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center proudly announces the 33rd Bi-Annual New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2014. The Fall 2014 festival will be held on select evenings between September 5-October 12 and will showcase the best in independent film by featuring premiere screenings, filmmaking workshops, and special guest appearances by film directors, screenwriters, cast and crew. For more information go to www.njfilmfest.com, call (848) 932-8482 or e-mail us at NJMAC@aol.com or NJMAC12@gmail.com!



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  • Beverly Hills Shorts FestivalNext Deadline: 05/02/2014
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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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  • Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/02/2014
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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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  • Animation Block PartyNext Deadline: 05/02/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Animation Block Party 2014 is now open for submissions.

    This summer will mark the 11th annual Animation Block Party film festival. We are dedicated to exhibiting the world's best independent, professional and student animation.

    All genres and themes of animation are welcome.

    ABP's fest jury honors ten special award categories, ranging from best in show to music video, experimental film, computer animation, etc.

    2014 prizes will include animation software, art supplies, production grant for best student film etc. Please check animationblock.com for prize details.

    Animation Block Party 2014 will run from July 24-July 27 in Brooklyn.


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  • Leeds International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/02/2014
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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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  • New York Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/04/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films
    • Short Films
    • Avant-Garde

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Film Society of Lincoln Center was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, to recognize and support new filmmakers, and to enhance awareness, accessibility and understanding of the art among a broad and diverse film going audience.

    As an independent constituent of the world’s foremost performing arts center, the Film Society of Lincoln Center presents a 365-day season that includes premieres of new films from an international roster of established and emerging directors; major retrospectives; in-depth symposia and high profile events. The Film Society is one of those rare institutions whose stature is matched by its popularity, each year welcoming an aggregate audience of more than 200,000 film aficionados, filmmakers and industry leaders of every nationality, age, economic and ethnic group. The organization has been a pioneer among film institutions and one of the film world’s most respected and influential arbiters of cinematic trends and discoveries. François Truffaut, R.W. Fassbinder, Jean-Luc Godard, Pedro Almodóvar, Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson– over the last four decades there is scarcely a major director who has not been introduced to American audiences by the Film Society.


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  • United Nations Association Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/04/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary - Features
    • Documentary - Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Established seventeen years ago, UNAFF celebrates the power of films dealing with human rights, environmental themes, population, migration, women’s issues, refugee protection, homelessness, racism, health, universal education, war and peace. UNAFF offers a unique opportunity to view documentaries that are rarely screened, to become familiar with global problems, and to acquire a better understanding of the means to address these problems.


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  • Bahamas International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/04/2014
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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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  • Hamptons International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/05/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Hamptons International Film Festival was founded to celebrate independent film - long, short, fiction and documentary - and to introduce a unique and varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to our audiences. The Festival is committed to exhibiting films that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, with the hope that these programs enlighten audiences, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers and present inspired entertainment for all. With cash prizes handed out totaling more than $45,000, HIFF continues to support many of the artists that create some of the best films each year.


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  • Over The Fence Comedy film festivalNext Deadline: 05/05/2014
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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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  • The Golden Blasters: The National Irish Science Fic...Next Deadline: 05/05/2014
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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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  • DocuWest International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/05/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Length Documentary
    • Documentary Medium Length and Essay Form
    • Documentary Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Docuwest International Film Festival is dedicated to showing insightful, thought provoking, and awe-inspiring documentary films from around the world.


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  • Big Bear Lake International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/05/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Feature Film
    • Documentary Short
    • Animation
    • Family Films
    • Documentary Feature
    • Student Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Big Bear Lake International Film Festival is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to showcasing emerging film talent and independent films. Our goal is to create a forum by bringing upcoming filmmakers and industry professionals together for a weekend staged in the mountains and the Big Bear Lake community.


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  • Urban Mediamakers Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/06/2014
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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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  • Global Peace Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/07/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Narratives
    • Feature Documentaries
    • Young Filmmakers
    • Short Narratives
    • Short Documentaries

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Global Peace Film Festival is premised on a broad definition of peace based on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s statement: “Peace is not only the absence of conflict, but also the presence of justice.” The festival uses film to draw together people from all walks of life to be inspired by compelling storytelling and for them then to engage actively within their own lives and communities to make the world a better place than they found it. Action, engagement and participation are our bywords; and we seek films that make us laugh, think, cry, sit taller in our seats and ask what can I do? We are seeking films that either have companion impact and outreach campaigns or ones for which GPFF can build resources and activities from our community partners locally and from around the world. We do not view the festival as a passive exhibition event, but a commitment to building relationships and resources aimed at increasing the presence of justice all year round.


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  • Jamaica International Reggae Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/07/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Best Jamaican Short Feature
    • Best International Short Feature
    • Best Documentary
    • Best Jamaican Feature
    • Best International Feature
    • Best Animation
    • Best Music Video
    • Preserving Jamaican Reggae
    • Jamaica Travelogue
    • One Love Award
    • Young Film Maker Award

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Annual event showcasing feature, documentary, short and animated films highlighting Jamaica and Jamaican culture, by Jamaican and international film makers. Special interest in films about the history and personalities of reggae music. Welcoming films of general interest that inspire greater understanding between people of different cultures.


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  • Urbanworld Film Festival, presented by BET Networks...Next Deadline: 05/09/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film Competition
    • Documentary Feature Film Competition
    • Short Film Competition
    • Screenplay Competition
    • Documentary Short Film Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Urbanworld Film Festival (UWFF) is an initiative delivered by the Urbanworld Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to redefining the role of multicultural constituents in contemporary cinema by implementing programs and events that support the development and success of the urban filmmaking community.


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  • Breckenridge Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/09/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • COMEDY
    • DOCUMENTARY
    • DRAMA
    • ADVENTURE
    • SHORT DRAMA
    • SHORT COMEDY
    • SPIRITUAL

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Breckenridge Festival of Film is to challenge, stimulate and enrich the intellectual and cultural life of our community through the celebration of film. Simply: To inspire, entertain and educate.



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  • New York Television FestivalNext Deadline: 05/09/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Independent Pilot Competition: Non-scripted Pilot or Teaser Tape
    • Independent Pilot Competition- Scripted/ Narrative Pilot

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The NYTVF is a pioneer of the independent television movement, connecting its community of over 12,000 independent creative artists with leading networks, studios, agencies, production companies and brands. In its first nine years, NYTVF featured nearly 800 Official Selection TV pilots and web series across all genres and awarded over a million dollars in development funding from their network, studio, platform and brand partners.

    Full details on the NYTVF here: www.nytvf.com.
    See a list of 2013 NYTVF partners here: http://www.nytvf.com/sponsors.html.

    Year-round Submission Opportunities:
    Unlike a film festival, the NYTVF exists as a year-round development incubator, providing independent artists with multiple opportunities to create, share and showcase their best and most promising ideas for original TV programming. The annual Independent Pilot Competition, the NYTVF's flagship competition, features original TV and web series in all genres from independent creators around the globe.

    Awards:
    Official Selections of the NYTVF are eligible for guaranteed TV development deals from top networks and studios. Check out current Awards and many other perks for Official Artists, including exclusive participation at the Festival: http://www.nytvf.com/deals.html

    The Annual Event:
    Held in New York City each fall, the NYTVF hosts the FREE week-long Festival with events ranging from red-carpet premieres (NYTVF Primetime), focused discussions on digital development and distribution (NYTVF Digital Day), fan panels (NYTVF Development Day) and screenings of the best in independent content (Independent Pilot Screenings).

    For additional information, visit www.NYTVF.com


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  • NBCUniversal Short Cuts FestivalNext Deadline: 05/09/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Comedy Shorts
    • Sci-Fi Shorts
    • Drama Shorts
    • Horror Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    NBCUniversal's Short Cuts Festival is a unique showcase of independent short films and videos with a diverse production team, cast or theme.

    NBCUniversal is producing this festival to uncover talent of diverse backgrounds in front of and behind the camera for future development.


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  • New Orleans Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/09/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The New Orleans Film Society's mission is to engage, educate, and inspire through the art of film.


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  • Shorts Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/09/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Australian Shorts
    • Asia Pacific Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Shorts Film Festival is a national festival and competition based in Adelaide, rewarding short films at their best.

    Shorts Film Festival's vision is to:

    * champion and reward top-notch cinematic storytelling through valued industry prizes and opportunities

    * showcase quality short format works through cool salon-style events held at iconic venues and locations

    * provide a platform for celebrating talented filmmakers and their films within the wider community to engage new audiences

    * foster a culture of exchange through partnerships with international film festivals


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  • Sacramento Horror Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/10/2014
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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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  • Grand River Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/10/2014
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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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  • Henley Fringe & FilmNext Deadline: 05/10/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short
    • Animation
    • Over 18
    • Feature FIlm
    • Student Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Henley Film Festival is a competition open to all film makers. We are interested in new and experienced film makers who want to screen their material, push boundaries and create innovative film for our audiences.




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  • Newburyport Documentary Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/10/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Newburyport Documentary Film Festival is a three-day celebration of non-fiction visual storytelling. That sounds kind of fancy, we want to show good films about real people, places, and events. Showcasing films produced nearby, across the country, and across the globe, the festival invites filmmakers and film lovers to come together in appreciation of stories with a distinct point of view.


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  • Harlem International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/11/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Narrative
    • Feature Documentary
    • Short Film
    • Animated Short
    • Youth Film
    • World Cinema
    • Full Length Script (Competition)
    • Short Script (Competition)
    • Music Video
    • Webisode

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Celebrating the art of film in the home of the Harlem Renaissance, The Harlem International Film Festival (Hi) inspires and entertains by honoring films that offer honest, exciting and thought-provoking portrayals of our world. Conceived from the belief that we all have valuable experiences and perspectives to share, Hi actively seeks and exhibits fresh, entertaining films from New York to Seoul, Amsterdam to Capetown that possess a universal appeal. Hi is committed to exemplifying the eminence that Harlem represents and is dedicated to showcasing the best films by filmmakers from around the world.


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  • Indie Memphis Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/14/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • NARRATIVE FEATURE
    • NARRATIVE SHORT
    • DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
    • DOCUMENTARY SHORT
    • ANIMATION OR EXPERIMENTAL SHORT
    • HOMETOWNER - NARRATIVE FEATURE
    • HOMETOWNER - DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
    • HOMETOWNER - NARRATIVE SHORT
    • HOMETOWNER - DOCUMENTARY SHORT
    • HOMETOWNER - ANIMATED OR EXPERIMENTAL SHORT

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Indie Memphis Film Festival connects and inspires filmmakers and film-lovers through the unique creative landscape that is the "home of the Blues and the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll." The festival transforms the city into a connecting point for filmmakers and audiences.

    "Indie Memphis made me enjoy going to festivals again."
    ~ Scott Mosier, producer of CLERKS, 2010 festival juror


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  • Santa Monica Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/03/2014
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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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  • Northampton International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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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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  • Logan Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Documentary
    • Feature Documentary
    • Student Shorts
    • Animation & Other
    • Short Narrative
    • Feature Narrative

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Logan Film Festival is a celebration of independent cinema from around the world and promotes a greater appreciation of the art and commerce of filmmaking. The Logan Film Festival is dedicated exclusively to truly self-financed filmmakers and seeks to inspire young filmmakers and emerging filmmakers to help them succeed in the film industry. The Logan Film Festival provides filmmakers the opportunity to interact with engaged and enthusiastic audiences, fellow filmmakers, and dozens of key industry decision makers.

    So, whether you're looking to make a splash with your first film, nurture your screenwriting career, or add more high-profile awards to your resume, the Logan Film Festival is the perfect festival setting. And, most importantly, we love the intersection of art and community that can only happen in a festival setting which is why we put so much emphasis on filmmakers attending.


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  • Beloit International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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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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  • Show Me Shorts Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • New Zealand short films
    • International short films
    • Out of Competition
    • Music Videos

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    New Zealand’s only Academy Awards® accredited festival. Screening the best short films from New Zealand and around the world in cinemas nationwide every November. Now also accepting music videos from New Zealand.


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  • DMZ Korean International Documentary FestivalNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • non-competition sections
    • International Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    DMZ Docs aims to shed a light to genuine spirit of documentary, 'communication', which is the potential Demilitarized Zone bears. DMZ Docs aims to present documentaries with various themes and styles, and to promote documentary genre as a means of communication. Especially we hope to discover new or emerging talents through our Int'l competition section.


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  • Scare-A-Con Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Short
    • Animation
    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Scare-A-Con Film Festival supports independent cinema made outside of the direct Hollywood studio involvement, bringing them much needed exposure to major Independent studios around the world.


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  • FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival ...Next Deadline: 05/15/2014
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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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  • Marbella International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Shorts
    • Documentaries
    • Features
    • Animations

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Marbella International Film Festival supports independent filmmakers from all over the world.


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  • Bayou City Inspirational Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films
    • Young Filmmakers
    • Music Videos
    • Animated Series
    • TV Pilots
    • Documentaries
    • Student Films
    • Short Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival's mission is:
    *To provide a platform for independent filmmakers and artists from around the world to showcase their works,
    *To provide awareness to the world about the variety of educational, inspirational and positive works available and the need to integrate more of these types of works into society and
    *To provide a networking platform for filmmakers and industry professionals and
    *To showcase the artistic excellence of youth in Houston and abroad and provide scholarships to assist them in furthering their arts education.


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  • FilmDayton FestivalNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Shorts: All Categories
    • Features: All Categories
    • Ohio Shorts: Ohio Filmmakers/Locations
    • Ohio Features: Ohio Filmmakers/Locations
    • ReInvention Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    FilmDayton is dedicated to fostering the growth of our regional film industry and audience.

    FilmDayton offers education, professional development, arts and production support to filmmakers in the region. As a major aspect of our mission, we host the annual FilmDayton Festival which introduces our audience to new short films from across the country and highlights features with a strong regional connection.


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  • River's Edge International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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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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  • NewFilmmakers New YorkNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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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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  • New Hampshire Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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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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  • Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Fi...Next Deadline: 05/15/2014
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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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  • Santa Fe Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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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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  • Miami Short Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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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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  • Mill Valley Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/16/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative
    • Youth Produced
    • Children/Family
    • Animation
    • Experimental
    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The internationally renowned Mill Valley Film Festival offers a high-profile, non-competitive environment perfect for celebrating the best in independent and world cinema.

    The nonprofit California Film Institute celebrates and promotes film by presenting the annual Mill Valley Film Festival, exhibiting film year-round at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center and building the next generation of filmmakers and audiences through CFI Education. For more information please visit www.cafilm.org or call 415.383.5256.


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  • Woodstock Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/16/2014
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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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  • Heartland Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/16/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • High School Film Competition
    • Narrative Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Heartland Film Festival inspires filmmakers and audiences through the transformative power of film. All submitted films are judged on their artistic and technical merits and their ability to promote positive change in people’s lives through the transformative power of the art form.


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  • La Femme International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/16/2014
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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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  • New York City Short Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/16/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Drama Short
    • Comedy Short
    • Documentary Short
    • LGBT Short
    • Foreign Language Short
    • Student Short
    • Animation Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Celebrating our 10th Anniversary, NYC SHORTS is an International short film festival created by filmmakers and dedicated to the short form. The festival screenings will take place at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre at Symphony Space, an arts and entertainment venue in Manhattan.


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  • FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia Next Deadline: 05/17/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films
    • Short Films
    • Shorts Too
    • Short Documentary
    • Shot in Philly
    • Feature Documentary
    • Graduate Student Shorts
    • Student Shorts
    • International Shorts Too
    • International Shorts
    • 3D Films
    • Music Videos
    • Animated Shorts
    • Web Series Pilots

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    FirstGlance's mission is to provide indie filmmakers, both professional and student, the opportunity for exposure, exhibition, encouragement and opportunities to get visibility beyond the festival route.

    In the past 16 years, FirstGlance has become a premiere international venue for up-and-coming indie directors, animators, and documentarians from around the globe to showcase their amazing films.

    The festival has been named multiple times by Moviemaker Magazine, as "one of the best film festival investments", named by Time Magazine as "one of the festival's for the rest of us" and has been touted as one of the biggest little festivals in North America and "Philly's Slamdance"

    Established in 1996, FirstGlance is proud to be recognized as one of the first independent film festivals in the United States. As the festival expands with new sponsorships, record attendance and bigger prize packages, we look forward to finding even more ways to support filmmakers.

    We are a festival by indie filmmakers, for indie filmmakers and we take pride in being a visionary festival that celebrates independent film on both coasts.


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  • San Diego Asian Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/18/2014
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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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  • Topanga Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/19/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films (Narrative, Doc, Anim)
    • Feature Documentary Film
    • Dance Film Showcase
    • Youth Salon Showcase
    • Narrative Feature Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Now in its 10th year, and presented by the Topanga Film Institute and CineCause, TFF is dedicated to the exhibition of independent cinema that explores cultural relevance and inspires change. The festival endeavors to bridge cultures, create and expand community, provide cultural exchange and networking opportunities.


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  • CHINH INDIA KIDS FILM FESTIVALNext Deadline: 05/19/2014
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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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  • Planet In Focus Environmental Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/20/2014
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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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  • St. John's International Women's Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/20/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Experimental
    • Drama (including Comedy)
    • Documentary
    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    PLEASE NOTE: In celebration of our 25th anniversary, our team will be curating the feature-length dramas and docs, but we do welcome all submissions of short films (30 minutes and under) directed and/or written by women filmmakers from around the world. Our shorts program will be selected from those submissions by our programming committee.

    The mandate of the St. John's International Women's Film Festival is to:

    - Facilitate interaction between women filmmakers; and women filmmakers and their audiences;

    - Support and encourage women involved in film production;

    - Increase the exposure of new works written and/or directed by women

    - Showcase the Province to the Canadian and International film industry for future ventures;

    - Provide opportunities for professional development;

    - Provide a marketplace for industry. In essence, a reverse trade mission providing local filmmakers and producers access to the national and international film industry;

    - Build on the Festival's growing reputation as a lively, robust, intimate, efficiently run and highly enjoyable film festival;

    - Continue to develop outreach to rural communities via an annual film tour;

    - Continue to develop and offer youth programs to develop the next generation of filmmakers;

    - Maintain a unique cultural and entertainment event in St. John's.


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  • Canberra Short Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/20/2014
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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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  • Philadelphia Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/23/2014
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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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  • The Broad Humor Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/23/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Screenplay
    • Short
    • Short Screenplay
    • Feature Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Broad Humor Film Festival features funny films written by and directed by women. Screenplay competitions will also support women screenwriters with feature and short categories. The Broad Humor Film Festival honors women who craft stories on film that put a grin on your face or a chuckle in your belly.

    WOMEN WRITE. WOMEN DIRECT. EVERYBODY LAUGHS.


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  • Atlantic Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/23/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Features
    • Shorts
    • Documentary
    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Atlantic Film Festival Association brings the cinematic world to Atlantic Canada and showcases our ever-expanding film and TV culture to the world, in order to inspire, enrich, enlighten and entertain audiences everywhere.


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  • Camden International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/23/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Documentary
    • Feature Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Located on the rugged coast of Maine, the Camden International Film Festival highlights nonfiction work that shows dedication to craft and unique storytelling approaches. We like films that inspire and inform. We like films that blur the lines between reality and fiction. We like films that tell a darn good story.

    CIFF is recognized as one of the top 20 film festivals in the world for documentary films and filmmakers, one of the coolest doc fests (Moviemaker), one of the 12 best small town film festivals in the US (POV), and the largest and most respected documentary event in New England (Indiewire). CIFF is also 1 of 14 qualifying festivals for the Cinema Eye Honors.

    The CIFF experience is about being in a beautiful environment where filmmakers have the opportunity to interact with engaged and enthusiastic audiences, fellow filmmakers, and key industry decision makers. We love the intimacy that can only be found in places where getting there is part of the experience. Most importantly, we love the intersection of art and community that can only happen in a festival setting. In that regard, we emphasize filmmaker participation. Travel and accommodations provided for a representative for all selected feature films.


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  • HollyShorts Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/23/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • 3D shorts competition
    • Short Animation
    • Short Live Action
    • Short Documentary
    • Music Video
    • Webisode
    • Commercials
    • Trailers
    • Youth Film Competition sponsored by Latino Art Beat

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. The festival showcases the top short films produced 30 minutes or less.


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  • BendFilm FestivalNext Deadline: 05/23/2014
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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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  • Playhouse West Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/23/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Short Subject
    • Narrative Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Playhouse West Film Festival is sponsored by the Playhouse West Film Foundation, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization dedicated to the inspiration, education and development of motion picture and theater artists of independent vision, and to the exhibition of their work.
    By sponsoring programs such as the Playhouse West Film Festival, we can also educate the public about the art of filmmaking, and introduce them to the work of aspiring new film artists of the future.


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  • WINE COUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL Next Deadline: 05/23/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • First Feature
    • Documentary
    • Arts In Film
    • Cinema of Conscience
    • Shorts
    • World Cinema
    • EcoCinema
    • CineLatino
    • U.S. Cinema

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Wine Country Film Festival is celebrating its 28th Anniversary in 2014. The Festival is dedicated to bringing the finest international and independent cinema to the community and providing a cultural resource for filmmakers, artists and the public at large. We believe that film can broaden our appreciation of the arts, engender social conscience, create international cultural understanding and expand multi-cultural awareness.

    Over the years the Festival has hosted and Tributed In Person such luminaries as Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Jonathan Demme, Gregory Peck, Richard Shepard, Philip Kaufman, Ron Shelton, Rita Moreno, Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, Theresa Russell, Bruce Dern, Vilmos Zsigmond, Chuck Workman, Elliot Gould, Teri Garr, Richard Harris, Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Patrick Swayze, international filmmakers Percy Adlon, Mika Kaurismaki, Nana Djordjadze, Irakli Kvirikadze, Anant Singh, and Eliseo Subiela, among others.

    It is our mission through film and the arts to recognize your talent, your humanity, and compassion, and your sense of justice to create a more equitable world.


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  • Columbia Gorge International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/20/2014
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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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  • Las Vegas Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/26/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films U.S. & International
    • Documentary Films U.S. & International
    • Short Films U.S. & International
    • Nevada Films
    • Student Films
    • Animation Films
    • Wildcards "Experimental films"
    • Screenplay Competition
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Las Vegas Film Festival is a celebration of cultural discovery, cinema mysticism, community and adventure, connecting industry professionals with the independent filmmakers from all around the world. Our goal each year is to enlighten and entertain thousands of film festival attendees and offer a creative outlet to passionate independent storytellers.


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  • Malibu Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/26/2014
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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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  • Naples International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/26/2014
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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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  • NociCortinfestival | International Short Film Festi...Next Deadline: 05/27/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short film
    • Short Animation film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    "NociCortinfestival" is an international short film festival, this year running to the seventh edition.
    It has been conceived in order to promote short films and spread it as a true artistic and communicative expression and for its suitability in testing new languages.


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  • SoCal Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/27/2014
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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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  • Utopia Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/28/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Short
    • Animation
    • Regional Film
    • Utopian Film
    • Music Video
    • Films by and for Young People

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The non-profit Utopia Film Festival seeks entertaining and engaging works which typify our mission: "Seeking a better world through film."

    We want films and animation which make us laugh, cry and/or expand our consciousness: works which creatively explore the social, political, cultural and environmental issues which challenge humanity's never-ending quest - in all its variables - for the perfect "utopian" existence.



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  • A Night of Horror International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/30/2014
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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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  • 16th Annual Milwaukee Short Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/30/2014
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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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  • Sacramento Film and Music Festival: SUMMERFESTNext Deadline: 05/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Music Video
    • Student Films
    • Political/Social Impact Documentary Feature
    • Political/Social Impact Documentary Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Sacramento Film and Music Festival's mission is the celebrate and showcase the best in filmmaking from around the world and to be the leading sponsor and facilitator of the art of film in California's Capital region. In our 15th year we will be actively looking for material that has been produced in the Sacramento region.


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  • Temecula Valley International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/30/2014
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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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  • Arizona Underground Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/30/2014
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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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  • International Black Film Festival of NashvilleNext Deadline: 05/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary
    • Shorts
    • Features
    • Stageplay

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our mission is "Through the art of film, we celebrate the richness, diversity and creativity of storytelling for the cultural enrichment, progression and education of communities worldwide.

    **The festival accepts entries from all races, colors, creeds and nationalities.


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  • Landlocked Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative feature
    • Narrative short
    • Documentary feature
    • Documentary short
    • Student film/video
    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Landlocked Film Festival was created to support independent filmmaking by bringing the best of independent world cinema to the American heartland, by providing workshops led by experts in their fields, by fostering a dialogue between audiences and filmmakers, and by providing film artists the opportunity to network with their peers.


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  • South Dakota Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Narrative
    • Feature Documentary
    • Short Narrative
    • Short Documentary
    • Feature Animation
    • Short Animation
    • Family Friendly Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The South Dakota Film Festival is a fantastic festival in a small town on the prairie, offering a filmmaker friendly environment with a casual vibe.

    This little festival has been host to some big Hollywood names - Oscar Winner Kevin Costner ("Dances with Wolves"), Oscar Nominated Graham Greene ("Thunderheart, Dances with Wolves"), Oscar Nominated Adam Greenberg A.S.C ( "Terminator 2").

    Come for the films stay for the after parties.


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  • Vancouver Asian Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative
    • Animation
    • Experimental
    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF) is a not-for-profit society celebrating diversity in film, that provides a forum for independent Canadian Asian, American Asian and Asian international diasposra filmmakers to showcase their work to audiences of Asian, non-Asian and mixed heritage. VAFF strives to promote dynamic and innovative images of Asians usually not found in mainstream film and television, with the belief that in order to have these images, the creative control and storytelling must come from the Asian communities themselves and the support must begin with these independent filmmakers.

    Over the years, VAFF’s vision has expanded from simply showcasing the work of filmmakers, to include mentoring and support for these filmmakers to bring their stories to film; to develop an audience for these films; as well as inform and educate audiences regarding the growing filmography of North American Asian, Asian international diaspora and mixed heritage filmmakers.

    By meeting all the above objectives, VAFF endeavours to ultimately develop understanding and appreciation of, and co-operation and open dialogue and communication between, diverse communities.


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  • 2014 SF Shorts: San Francisco International Festiva...Next Deadline: 05/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    SF Shorts: The San Francisco International Festival of Short Films brings short films from around the globe to San Francisco. SF Shorts explores a wide mix of genres and cultures without circumscribing them into niches. We love to see different types of films rub up against each other to catalyze new meanings.


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  • 15 Minutes of Fame in Cocoa Beach, FloridaNext Deadline: 05/31/2014
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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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  • San Francisco Frozen Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Filmstock Film
    • Short Documentary
    • Student Director
    • Best Surf/Skate Video
    • International Film
    • Music Documentary
    • Digital Film
    • Animation
    • Music Video
    • Environmental Film
    • Feature Documentary
    • First Time Director
    • Experimental
    • Cinematography

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Awarded MovieMaker Magazine's Prestigious "Top 25 Film Festivals worth the Fee," and MovieMaker Magazine's "20 coolest film festivals" the Frozen Film Festival is now accepting submissions!

    The San Francisco FROZEN FILM FESTIVAL shows yearly in July, bringing independent filmmakers and musicians to the San Francisco Bay Area from around the globe!

    The festival itself is a collection of razor's edge independent films and bands. Included in the festival are nights of live music concerts, short films, animation, global features, long and short documentaries, skate films, music documentaries, and music videos.

    All films screened and accepted into the festival inspire the artistic with work that is leading film, music, and cinematography's evolution and will ensure the Bay Area's reputation for innovation in the arts.

    Of the filmmakers chosen to screen their films, some will win "best picture awards," all will gain additional press, some will meet future collaborators, fall in love, and all will continue on the process of
    furthering what we hope to be long and fulfilling careers in the film and music industries.

    "The coldest winter I ever spent was my summer in San Francisco"- Mark Twain


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  • Arpa International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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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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  • Drive-In Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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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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  • Eerie Horror Film Festival & Screenplay Competi...Next Deadline: 06/01/2014
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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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  • San Diego Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Features
    • Documentaries
    • Shorts
    • Student
    • Native American
    • Action Sports
    • Animated Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The San Diego Film Festival's mission is to support the growth and distribution of the motion picture arts through supporting filmmakers, through connections, eduction and exposure, bringing independent and noteworthy film to a diverse audience, and promote San Diego as a thriving film and arts community. Our aim is to present outstanding film and artists from around the world. We strive to uncover and foster filmmaker talent through education, promote contacts between industry professionals to assist in the development of the motion picture industry in San Diego, and build a community that appreciates and understands the motion picture arts. With special focus and support for Women in Film and Native American projects we hope to cast the widest possible net to grow future generations of filmmakers and movie goers in San Diego and around the world.


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  • HERO FEST - MY HERO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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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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  • The Calgary International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • International Features (Doc & Narrative)
    • Alberta Short Films EMAIL FOR WAIVER
    • Canadian Short Films
    • International Short Films
    • Alberta Features (Doc & Narrative)EMAIL FOR WAIVER
    • Canadian Features (Doc & Narrative)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Calgary International Film Festival is an 11-day showcase of over 200 multi-genre films from Canada and over 40 other countries. Hosting gala events, screenings, award ceremonies and special presentations, CIFF changes the way visual stories are shared and experienced.


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  • Dallas VideoFestNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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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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  • Philadelphia Asian American Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Narrative Feature Film
    • Documentary Feature Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Philadelphia Asian American Film & Filmmakers is dedicated to supporting Asian American film, video and media makers both nationwide and throughout the Philadelphia area, promoting films created by, starring, and/or about Asian Americans.


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  • Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF)Next Deadline: 06/01/2014
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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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  • San Francisco Global Movie FestNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Short
    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary
    • Bay Area Film Initiative
    • South Asian Panorama

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    San Francisco Global Movie fest seeks to discover, support, and inspire independent film and artists from the United States and around the world, and help generate audiences for their work.


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  • Action On Film International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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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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  • Rockport Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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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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  • Fort Lauderdale International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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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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  • Tel Aviv SPIRIT Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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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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  • International Film Festival of WalesNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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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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  • Scottsdale International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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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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  • Iris Prize FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Iris Prize - international shorts
    • Feature Film
    • Best British - United Kingdom shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Iris Prize Festival awards, recognises, celebrates and promotes lesbian, gay and transgender moving image content, which will also promote tolerance, acceptance and further understanding of the credibility and business of gay and lesbian filmmaking.


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  • Screamfest Horror Film Festival & Screenplay Co...Next Deadline: 06/02/2014
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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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  • Santa Cruz Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/02/2014
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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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  • Frozen River Film Festival
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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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  • Rehoboth Beach Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/03/2014
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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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  • Big Easy International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/06/2014
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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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  • CREATIVE WORLD AWARDS SCREENWRITING COMPETITION
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film - Action/Adventure
    • Feature Film - Horror/Thriller/Fantasy
    • Feature Film - Comedy
    • Feature Film - Drama/Family
    • Original TV Sitcom Pilot: 50 pages or less
    • Original TV Drama Pilot: 70 pages or less
    • Existing 1/2 hour Sitcom: 50 pages or less
    • Existing 1 hour Drama: 70 pages or less
    • Short Film Scripts: 40 pages or less

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our mission at the Creative World Awards (CWA) is to discover and advance talented screenwriters and help them garner the exposure and recognition they need to propel their personal projects forward.

    At CWA, our finalists get first looks from some of the most sought after companies in the industry such as Lionsgate/Mandate International, Inferno Entertainment, Morgan Creek and more.

    PRODUCTION AWARD: The Grand Prize Winner also receives the opportunity to have a short adaptation of their winning feature produced by CWA in conjunction with The Moving Image Xchange. The film gets a guaranteed premiere at the Richmond International Film Festival, also giving the writer official imdb credit.

    Special thanks to this year's CWA sponsors for helping us line up the production award and a fantastic prize package worth over $30,000 in cash & prizes.


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  • The Indie Horror Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/07/2014
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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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  • Long Beach QFilm FestivalNext Deadline: 06/08/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Features
    • Shorts
    • Features

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Long Beach QFilm Festival's mission is to present films that embody the LGBTQ community. Along with The Center Long Beach, we advocate for the inclusion of all individuals into a free and just community, without judgment or restriction due to sexual orientation or gender identity using the film medium.


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  • Byron Bay International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/09/2014
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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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  • Slamdance Screenplay CompetitionNext Deadline: 06/10/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Screenplays
    • Short/Webisode Screenplays
    • Horror Screenplays
    • Original Teleplays

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Slamdance Screenplay Competition is dedicated to discovering and supporting emerging writing talent. We welcome screenplays in every genre, on any topic, from anywhere in the world. A unique feature of the competition is providing constructive feedback for every entrant. In addition to this, we also offer a more intensive coverage service for a supplementary fee. Now in our nineteenth year, we have a history of highlighting talented, independent screenwriters and introducing them to the entertainment industry. All of our readers approach scripts differently, but in general we are looking for originality and promise in a work. As an organization, we strive to foster an independent spirit among new writers and filmmakers. We've established a strong track record through our competition successes and are committed to continuing our pursuit to champion outstanding new work.

    Our competition consists of four categories. Awards are given to the top three scripts in each category. In addition to that, Slamdance will present the Grand Prize for the best screenplay, regardless of category

    • Feature
    • Short/Webisode
    • Horror
    • Original Teleplay

    We look forward to reading your work!


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  • Foyle Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/11/2014
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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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  • Crystal Palace International Film Festival Next Deadline: 06/12/2014
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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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  • Short Sharp Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/13/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animation
    • The Sharpies

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The 8th Short Sharp Film Festival encourages movie making across all genres.

    The Short Sharp Film Festival is designed to showcase new and emerging talent, provide film makers with competition experience and expose our audience to different cultures and stories.


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  • NewFilmmakers Los AngelesNext Deadline: 06/13/2014
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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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  • Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/14/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Short film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Three Dollar Bill Cinema strengthens, connects, and reflects diverse communities through queer film and media.

    We produce the annual Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival to provide access to films by, for, and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their families, and a forum for LGBT filmmakers to share and discuss their work with audiences.


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  • Lone Star Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/14/2014
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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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  • Gangrene Film Festival of Comedy ShortsNext Deadline: 06/15/2014
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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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  • Script Pipeline Great Idea ContestsNext Deadline: 06/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Movie Idea
    • TV Show Idea

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Script Pipeline Great Movie Idea and Great TV Idea Contests are looking for the best film and TV series ideas in the world. No need to be a writer, professional or otherwise. Simply think big, marketable, and original.


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  • Chicago Horror Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/15/2014
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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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  • Savannah Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/16/2014
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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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  • Tallgrass International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/17/2014
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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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  • Thriller! Chiller! Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/20/2014
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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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  • Vancouver International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/20/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • International Narrative Features
    • Canadian Features / Documentaries
    • Canadian Shorts
    • International Nonfiction Features
    • International Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    A socially conscious not-for-profit arts organization, VIFF’s mandate is “to encourage the understanding of other nations through the art of cinema, to foster the art of cinema, to facilitate the meeting in British Columbia of cinema professionals from around the world, and to stimulate the motion picture industry in British Columbia and Canada”.


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  • Chicago International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/20/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Subjects (Under 40 min)
    • Feature Length Documentaries
    • Feature Length Narratives

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    An annual, not for profit, competitive film festival organized to encourage better understanding between people and to make a positive contribution to the art of the moving image.


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  • Coney Island Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/27/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short
    • Documentary Short
    • Experimental
    • Music Video
    • Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Animation
    • Horror

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Coney Island Film Festival is to raise funds for the non-profit arts organization Coney Island USA and to present an engaging and entertaining program of films in the heart of Brooklyn's most storied neighborhood.


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  • AFI FESTNext Deadline: 06/27/2014
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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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  • San Jose Short Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/27/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films
    • Micro-Cinema

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    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 25 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.


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  • The Other Venice Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/28/2014
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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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  • Busan International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/30/2014
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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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  • Gig Harbor Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/30/2014
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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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  • The New York City Horror Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/30/2014
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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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  • Independent Television and Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary: Television
    • Comedy: Webseries
    • Documentary: Film
    • Drama: Television
    • Drama: Webseries
    • Comedy: Television
    • Animated: Television
    • Animated: Webseries
    • Short Film
    • Reality: Webseries
    • Talk Show: Webseries

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Independent Television and Film Festival (ITVFest) was founded in 2006 to encourage changes in conventional television and the growth of artistic expression in television and new media. ITVFest provides local, national and international artistic communities with a public forum for independently produced television pilots, webseries, short films, documentary films and new media.


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  • The Floating Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films
    • Documentary Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:


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  • CineSol Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:


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  • First Look Student Program at The Starz Denver Film...Next Deadline: 06/30/2014
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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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  • Starz Denver Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/30/2014
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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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  • Big Apple Film Festival (New York)Next Deadline: 06/30/2014
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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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  • Zurich Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • International Feature Film Competition
    • International Documentary Film Competition
    • Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria (Feature Films and Documentary Films)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The aim of Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) is to offer audiences insight into the work of the most promising filmmakers from around the globe and to promote the exchange of ideas between established filmmakers, professionals in the film business, creative talent and the public.

    Emerging directors have the opportunity to present their films to the wide attention of the entire German-speaking market. Participants come from all over the world and include both emerging and renowned filmmakers as well as buyers, sellers, distributors, media professionals and industry leaders.

    • ZFF presents the most promising international new filmmakers
    • ZFF provides the n.1 platform for a film release in the German-
    speaking market in the fall
    • ZFF creates a unique networking platform bringing together
    industry players, creative talent and a broad audience.

    Filmmakers compete for the coveted Golden Eye - the festival’s main award - in each of the three competition sections. In addition to the competition, we also present the latest films by renowned filmmakers as exclusive Gala Premieres. The New World View series focuses on the current cinematic oeuvre of a chosen country or film region. Border Lines is a section dedicated to films dealing with border situations such as territorial, social and individual conflicts. Numerous side events, such as Zurich Master Class and the Film Finance Forum complete the festival program.

    Zurich Film Festival has developed rapidly in the years since its foundation in 2005 and now attracts more than 71,000 visitors, making it a firm fixture in the international festival calendar.


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  • Chicago International REEL Shorts FestivalNext Deadline: 06/30/2014
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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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  • Moondance International Film Festival Next Deadline: 06/30/2014
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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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  • Route 66 Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/30/2014
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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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  • Ohio Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/01/2014
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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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  • Spirit Quest Film Festival
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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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  • Montreal World Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/04/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films / Long Métrage
    • Short Films / Court Métrage

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The goal of the Montreal World Film Festival (Montreal International Film Festival) is to encourage cultural diversity and understanding between nations, to foster the cinema of all continents by stimulating the development of quality cinema, to promote filmmakers and innovative works, to discover and encourage new talents, and to promote meetings between cinema professionals from around the world.


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  • Williamstown Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/07/2014
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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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  • Davis Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/10/2014
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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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  • Minneapolis Underground Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/11/2014
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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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  • Toronto Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/11/2014
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Florida Media Market
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Sizzling Pitch Feature
    • Sizzling Pitch Documentary
    • Sizzling Pitch TV Show
    • Ready for Distribution Feature
    • Sizzling Pitch TV Show/GMW
    • Ready for Distribution Documentary
    • Ready for Distribution Web Series Scripted
    • Ready for Distribution Web Series Non-Scripted
    • Ready for Distribution Web Series Scripted GMW
    • Ready for Distribution Web Series Non-Scripted GMW
    • Ready for Distribution TV Shows
    • Ready for Distribution Feature/GMW
    • Ready for Distribution Documentary/GMW
    • Ready for Distribution TV Shows/GMW
    • Sizzling Pitch Feature/GMW
    • Sizzling Pitch Documentary/GMW

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Florida Media Market (FMM) is an organization whose goal is to build a platform where independent film & media makers meet with international buyers, distributors and production companies to buy, sell and network. We've created an annual market for film, documentary, television and media deal-making that will fortify our industry both in Florida and internationally. FMM's 7th annual event: Connecting the Multiplatform Conference will take place in Miami, FL January 22, 2014- January 26, 2014 at the Miami Beach Resort and Spa in Miami Beach.


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

    • Student 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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  • 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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  • San Francisco Independent Film Festival
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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 14 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 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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  • 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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  • Berlin Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/12/2014
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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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  • 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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  • London Independent Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Music Video
    • Short Documentary
    • Micro-Budget Feature (< $150k)
    • Female Director
    • Short
    • Documentary
    • Sci-Fi/ Horror
    • LGBT
    • UK Feature
    • UK Short
    • Feature Screenplay
    • Sci-Fi/ Horror Screenplay
    • UK Screenplay
    • Short Screenplay
    • Screenplay Pitch
    • 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 2014 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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  • GI Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Military Veteran Category
    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Student Film
    • Documentary Short
    • International Film
    • Student Veteran Interview
    • Narrative Feature Screenplay
    • Military Family "Coming Home" Video
    • Narrative Short Screen Play
    • Teleplay for TV
    • Written Word and Poetry
    • Reality Show
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the GI Film Festival is to preserve the stories of military veterans and the worldwide struggle for freedom through film, television, gaming, special events and other media.

    The GI Film Festival also helps military veterans to find success in the entertainment industry through distribution, relationship building and training programs.

    And the festival also provides general entertainment for military servicemen and women and their families.

    The GI Film Festival is a traveling festival hosting events in Washington, DC, New York City, Hollywood, Warsaw, Poland among other cities.


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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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  • 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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  • HollyShorts Monthly Screenings
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films
    • Feature Films

    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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