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Best Shorts Competition - CALL FOR ENTRIES - Dec 17, 2010

DEADLINE: December 17, 2010. Enter now! Download the entry form at: Best Shorts is an awards competition that recognizes the achievements of short filmmakers worldwide. While it is not your typical film festival that screens films, Best Film Shorts strives to give talented directors, producers, videographers, actors, and actresses the positive exposure they need by promoting our awardwinners through press releases, media outlets, blog entries, etc. Our competition giv...

The Valley Film Festival ~ "Made in the (818)" Shorts Program

Made in the (818) is The Valley Film Festival's signature showcase of films shot in or showcasing, and/or made by filmmakers currently living in The Valley.  VFF believes that the San Fernando Valley has a diverse landscape for every film shoot, whether you're using the backlot of Universal Studios or shooting guerrilla style at Hansen Dam. VFF encourages local production by creating a showcase just for these films, and we hope you'll consider the fabulous San Fernando Valley for your next fi...

Call for Entries, Short Shorts Film Festival, Tokyo

Greeting from Tokyo!!! One of the biggest short films in Asia, an Academy accredited short film festival, Short Short Film Festival & Asia 2011 is now accepting the entries from all over the world!!   The regulation is as follows: - up to 25 minutes including the credit - Produeced after January 2009 - Japan Premiere ONLY - Deadline: December 1, 2010 (but of course you DO NOT need to wait!!)    If you would like to submit us, please ...


                    Submission Deadlines + Entry Fees  – Online Application and Film Received By:November 30, 2010            $25January 31, 2011                $35Eligibility The film’s director(s) must have been 22 years old or younger at completion of filming. International directors welcome. Films must be entered into only one of seven categories. All music and ...

Countdown to VFF10...T-Minus 42 Days ~ The 2010 Shorts Programs

Wasn't it just 100 days 'til opening night a few short weeks ago? Oy! Our publicists are going to kill us. We are extremely pleased to announce our 10th annual showcase of outstanding short films from across The Valley and around the globe! It was really important to us to include as many alumni filmmakers from over the years as possible, so you'll see some familiar names. And, we wanted to continue our global outreach by programming as many foreign films as time permit...

Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Florida!

We are not Sundance or Cannes or Toronto . . . We ARE Love Your Shorts. We aren’t like the big film festivals, which is good. And unlike some, we will be fun!  We aim to treat our filmmakers more lavishly (and with more respect) than your more well-known fests.  Our smaller and more intimate feel will make it easier to connect with your audience and fellow filmmakers.  You’ll get more face time with the festival staff and meet our judging panel.  And your odds at winning an awar...

CALLING FOR YOUR SHORT FILMS! Regular Submission Now Open

The inaugural Love Your Shorts Film Festival will be held Feb. 11-13, 2011, in Sanford, Florida, and will feature short films of varied style and subject. Program blocks will include Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Florida Flavor, Sci-Fi/Horror, and Student. In addition to film screenings, the festival will host film-discussion groups, an awards presentation, cash prizes and awards created by a local artist. Check out our website at or submit vi...

SUBMIT YOUR SHORT FILMS! Statues and Cash for Best in Category

CALL FOR ENTRIES - Regular Submission Deadline October 31st The inaugural Love Your Shorts Film Festival will be held Feb. 11-13, 2011, in Sanford, Florida, and will feature short films of varied style and subject. Program blocks will include Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Florida Flavor, Sci-Fi/Horror, and Student. In addition to film screenings, the festival will host film-discussion groups, an awards presentation, cash prizes and awards created by a local artis...


  METROPOL’HIS RULES 1- Only original short films, not being showed in previous editions, and produced after 2007, are eligible. The content can be fiction or documentary. Participants need to be younger than 35 years when they finished their short films. 2- Short films are eligible for the following awards, including a stattuete: - Best fiction or documentary shorts: - First price: 750 euros + stattuete. - Second pr...

CALL FOR ENTRY: free competition - Pontino Short Film Festival - jackpot euro 4.000


Love Your Shorts Film Festival

Love Your Shorts Film Festival will debut Feb. 11-13, 2011, in Sanford, Florida, a community that embraces the arts – and is now ready to add a movie festival to its art scene.

The festival is open to novice and veteran filmmakers, both amateur and professional in all categories. The event will showcase films of up to 30 minutes.

Over the course of three days, participants and audience members will be able to see numerous short films divided by category and attend discussion sessions with filmmakers and professionals.  Meanwhile, filmmakers will showcase their creations and compete for cash prizes.

The inaugural Love Your Shorts Film Festival will be held in a former USO headquarters in Sanford’s historic downtown, which sits along the St. Johns River in the heart of Florida.

Sanford – right outside of emerging film hub, Orlando, FL – features a downtown cultural corridor, numerous art galleries, a city-sponsored jazz concert, movies in the park, an active community-theater troupe, and other art activities and events.


Rushes Soho Shorts Festival turns 12

Rushes Soho Shorts Festival is celebrating its 12th year. The non-profit event is recognized as one of UK’s best Short Film Festivals, with an equal focus on emerging and established talent.170 new films from 23 countries will be competing in 8 categories: Long Form, International, Newcomer, Short Film, Documentary, Animation, Music Video and Broadcast Design. The Official Competition Screenings will be held at The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), with tickets now on sale. The Awards Cere...

Great chance at Silicon Valley Film Festival Aug 21, 2010

Short Film We accept shorts of lengths, styles and genres, including DOCUMENTARY shorts and ANIMATED films. Films can also be shot in any format or media as long as the submitted format is on DVD, in which we ultimately screen from. We try to put as few limits on the filmmakers as possible. Films shot by locals or shot around SF Bay area is a plus, but not required. Time limit: Under 30 minutes in length. Music Video ...

Call for Entries for the 2011 Edition of CWFF

The 4th edition of Cape Winelands Film Festival (CWFF), which is scheduled to take place from 16–26 March, 2011, in Cape Town and Stellenbosch, has launched its call for entries today. Feature films, Short Films and Documentaries submissions are eagerly awaited. Entry forms, rules, and regulations are available on the Festival Website ( ).   1.      Features: Features are all fiction films more than 50 minutes of length 2.     ...


    by Marla Lewin The 2010 Palm Springs International ShortFest announced that it has selected  314 films from more than 3,000 worldwide entries. Among the films screening and in competition areaward-winning films from 43 countries around the world. The 16th ShortFest will showcase 58 World Premieres, 55 North American Premieres and 24 U.S. Premieres.   All selections are structured into 52 themed programs, which will screen June 22-28, at the Camelot Theatres in ...

Screen Your Film in Santa Monica, Ca USA at the Aero Theatre!!!

June 15th, 2010 Submit Your Film Today!Hi Fellow Filmmakers,Recently I was in Cannes promoting my short film "Love at First Sight?". We would like to introduce our film festival to you. Please check it out! I hope you or someone you know has a feature or short film that qualifies! I am extending a Cannes discount for people who follow my blogs and the filmmakers who participated in Cannes this year!A Celebration of Lady Filmmakers and the Men who collaborate with them.1 woma...


Submissions are open for the following categories: Narrative Feature films, Narrative shorts, Documentary Feature,  Documentary  shorts,  Animated  Feature,  Animated Short, Horror Short, Horror Feature, & Musical Video...

The Strawberry Shorts Film Festival @ The Big Weekend

We can now confirm that this years Strawberry Shorts Film Festival will be run as part of Cambridge City Council's The Big Weekend on Friday the 9th and Saturday the 10th of July. Strawberry Fair would like to thank Cambridge City Council for stepping into the breach and hosting this years Strawberry Shorts on Parker's Piece in the heart of Cambridge, as part of The Big Weekend. The close of submission is Friday 14th of May, so its not too late to submit a film. Submission details are give...

Interview with Nag Vladermersky jury member at DotFest

We've had a great talk with our jury member Nag Vladermersky. Enjoy!  How did you make it to the world of film festivals? I started off as a participant - the films I made got selected for various festivals - and then I saw how great the atmosphere was at these festivals so I decided to start up my own festivals. Especially in the world of animation where animators tend to work in isolation for long periods of time, it is really important that when they finish their wo...

The 2010 Clearwater Film Festival calling for entries

The 2010 Clearwater Film Festival 29 September, 3 October, 2010   Call for Entries Regular deadline June 1st, 2010 Late deadline is August 1st, 2010 Contact Info The Team: Mike Rembis Executive Director Ellen Rembis Quality Assurance Manager & Festival Liason Amanda Baggett Festival Liaison Robin Blesch Festival Liaison Paula Diaz Festival Liaison Justin Marr Festival Liaison H.Cherdon Bedford Design & Marketing Phone 727.599.5137 Email con...

Solstice Universal Film Festival and Market

For 4 years we have successfully produced one of the top competitive film festivals in the country. We champion the art of independent filmmaking and the dedicated, passionate and creative individuals who produce it. Over the years we have worked with Warner Bros., HBO, Picturehouse and IFC to name a few. We have built a great brand that has continued to gain equity and identity on the festival circuit. We have continued to honor our mission of becoming a top film festival based on innovation and the ability to adapt to the ever changing film industry. It is for this reason that we have decided to reposition Solstice Film Festival to better differentiate ourselves from other traditional film festivals and events. SFF has now become Solstice Universal Film Festival & Market. Our brand and programming will now, literally, be marketed and available to a Universal audience. SUFFM showcases our program through alternative and innovative forms of distribution and exhibition while championing alternative and innovative forms of production. Our primary priority was to transform our website from simply a location to find information about the live event into a hub of entertainment and interaction. We will be holding two Official film competitions throughout the year with a bi-annual presentation of The Awards, as well as many National Brand-based film competitions. Over the years our programming has earned accolades and global attention. We are excited to be able to offer our programming year round, and we have now implemented a bi-annual presentation of awards for the various competitive categories. Our call for entries is perpetual, though we do have deadline dates for inclusion in each bi-annual competition. Competition 1 Announced on June 21 Deadline for inclusion into Competition 1 is May 21 Competition 2 Announced on December 21 Deadline for inclusion into Competiton 2 is November 21 All movies received (physically or digitally) after deadline dates will automatically be eligible for the following Competition. We have partnered with FilmXibitor to provide our filmmakers a platform to showcase, promote and sell their movies to a global audience. FilmXibitor is a forward-thinking company that was built by individuals from every area of the filmmaking industry. We worked with them to design and implement a SUFFM specific platform that will allow us to give our filmmakers the opportunity to not only exhibit their films to a global audience but also make money in the process. We designed our Market to make it easy for acquisition and distribution professionals to directly view any available IP and directly contact the filmmaker to discuss options and/or negotiate terms. Until now, a filmmaker's hopes of being discovered relied heavily on getting accepted to film festivals and simply being in the right place at the right time with the right people watching your movie. FilmXibitor not only assists and consults filmmakers on marketing their film, but they have also actively built an impressive database of film professionals who have the authority to make acquisition descisions. Please take a tour of our new company. The various sections and sub-sections of the site will provide you with further information regarding the new SUFFM, as well as new programming additions, new strategic partnerships and new ways that SUFFM keeps you involved the entire year with short film competitions and innovative exhibition and distribution opportunities. Thank you, and enjoy the ride! -Devin Halden, Founder/Executive Director

Go Short trailer

During the second edition of Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, ambassador Waldemar Torenstra is reinforced by Isolde Hallensleben and filmmaker Danyael Sugawara. Sugawara directed numerous short films and made his debut in 2009 with his first feature film Alles Stroomt, for which he received the public award at the Dutch Film Festival in Utrecht. Additionally, Danyael and Isolde star in the festival trailer, now available at the festival website: During...

Call for entry for The International Online Short Film Festival DotFest

April 1 - 18, 2010 Call for Entries Deadline: March 1, 2010. Register on the Festival website Contact Info Up Office, 17 route de France, 2926, Bancourt, Switzerland Contact us: Director Alexandra Moon Artistic Director Alexei Dmitriev You may want to check the Festival Blog THE INTERNATIONAL ONLINE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL DOTFEST 1- 18 April, 2010 We are happy and proud to present the first editio...

Leith Short Film Festival

Leith Short Film Festival - June 2011


The sixth Leith short film festival is running again this year as part of the Leith Festival 2011.  Once again, the event will feature short films made by Scottish, UK & International short film-makers and entries are requested via our website:

The event is scheduled for the first week in June during the Leith Festival.

Films of all genres and budgets will be considered. Please note the following points:


  • Fees £10 for films under 25 minutes
  • The deadline for film submissions is May 16th 2011, and details of the film program will be posted on our website shortly after this date.
  • Please don't submit your only copy! Discs cannot be returned!
  • Entrants may submit more than one film.
  • All successful entrants will be informed in May.
  • For application guidelines and entry form, please see the website:

Introduction to Avid editing


In addition, we are also running a workshop for budding film editors taking you through the basics of editing with Avid

£10 per person, session will last approx. 3 hours

For application guidelines and entry form, please see the website:


Second edition Go Short is coming! Go Go..

 After last year's success, the new edition of Go Short film festival is almost here. The second edition of this annual film festival will take place from 17 till 21 March 2010 in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. With over more than 900 films send in from all over Europe Go Short is tying the knots to finalize the competition program. The films for the out of competition program are set and special guests have been invited. Short Focus Short Focus takes a closer look at the British filmmaker Sim...


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