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New Orleans Horror Film Festival 2011 - Call For Entries (Early Deadline)

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The New Orleans Horror Film Festival announces a call for entries for the 2011 season! The early deadline is March 31st, 2011.The NOHFF takes place on Halloween weekend, October 28th - 30th, 2011 and it held in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans. It’s no small wonder and no great surprise that so many of today’s top directors got their start in “low budget horror”. With determination and imagination, these artists have created some truly memorable work that has enco...

VALSUSA FILMFEST

Valsusa Filmfest it’s a festival of films evoking historical recollections and environmental protection open to exchange and debate on the independent production. Main themes are history, memorial heritage and environmental issues. Through different approaches the Valsusa Filmfest aims to educate as many people as possible on our past and present times and relies on the new generation as well as the use of images and technology to show changes, improvements and difficulties in nowadays cultural field. The XV Filmfest edition will take place from april 25th to may 1 2011 in some places of Valle di Susa, near Torino in the north of Italy.

FINAL DEADLINE for ONLINE CONTEST#1 - 01/05/11 - $20 ENTRY - CALL FOR ENTRIES!

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Hello Writers!We hope all is well with your screenwriting!We are thrilled to inform you of fantastic news regarding Philadelphia's SCREENPLAYFEST - Your Online Screenplay Contest!  We have TWO exciting NEW SPONSORS:  ROBERT MCKEE'S STORYLOGUE and DANIEL MANUS' NO BULLSCRIPT CONSULTING.  The addition of these amazing sponsors has pushed our AWARDS total over $5000!Our FINAL DEADLINE for our 1ST ONLINE CONTEST FOR 2011 is:  January 5, 2011... 01/05/11 (11:59PM).  EVERY s...

SCRIPT PRO COMPETITION

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SCRIPT PRO ‘11 Screenplay Competition has just started, it is a continuation of Hartley-Merrill Competition. The organizers are: OFF PLUS CAMERA International Festival of Independent Cinema and Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing. The applications should be sent by 31st January 2011. OFF PLUS CAMERA International Festival of Independent Cinema and Andrzej Wajda  Master School of Film Directing invite you to participate in SCRIPT PRO’11 Screenpla...

LESS THAN TWO WEEKS LEFT TO SUBMIT TO SONY FORMAT COMPETITION

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Final Deadline is Monday, December 13. Want to see your work produced around the globe? So does the New York Television Festival! That is why we are teaming up with Sony Pictures Television on Sony Pictures Television Format Competition-- a new initiative aimed at producers of nonscripted television. One winner will receive a $10,000 deal from the studio as well as the opportunity of pitching the format to global content buyers at MIPCOM 2011 in Cannes, France. For more inform...

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$20 to SUBMIT!!! -- ONLINE SCREENPLAY COMPETITION -- FEEDBACK & EXPOSURE -- Philadelphia's SCREENPLAY FEST

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A new, easy to use, ONLINE SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL - www.SCREENPLAY FEST.com  Get Feedback everyday.  Watch how people rate YOUR screenplay.  Converse with reviewers. Post Your Screenplay Online.Get Feedback.Gain Exposure.This is your door to Hollywood.  Submit your Log Line and Screenplay and we'll post it online for Hollywood Industry Executives, agents, producers and anyone to read.  If they like your screenplay, they'll contact you directly!  It's that easy!   EARLY DEA...

Cumbrian Short Film Awards 2011

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What Are The CSFAs?Each year at the festival we celebrate local film making by showing a selection of short films with a Cumbrian connection. In 2009 the Cumbrian Short Film Awards were established to recognise and reward the talented film makers from, or working in, the region.How To EnterThere are two categories of entry: An open category for all types and ages of film maker with a link to Cumbria. A young person category for film makers under 18 years of age with a link to Cumbria.To be cons...

Philadelphia's SCREENPLAY FEST - An Online Screenplay Contest

OBJECTIVE:

It's Time to be Recognized. Post Your Screenplay Online. Get Feedback. Gain Recognition. Your Door to Hollywood.

Philadelphia's "Screenplay Fest" is a unique opportunity for writers to receive:

1) Much FEEDBACK on your work to better your screenplay.

2) PUBLICITY - Screenplays are uploaded onto our website allowing agents, managers and producers to view them.

3) AWARDS from our Sponsors include: A) Several Analysis Packages to improve your screenplay, B) Online Screenwriting Software. C) Cash Prize. D) FACE-to-FACE Pitch opportunities with Industry EXECS as well as a multitude of Email Blasts.... The best opportunities to get your work into the hands of producers, agents and managers - the very people who can make your writing dreams a reality.

Our goal is to improve the Writer's Screenplay to the max, and get your screenplay in the hands of Industry Execs who can open doors for the writer - and make their writing dreams a reality.

RULES:

Philadelphia's "Screenplay Fest" is an ONLINE COMPETITION where writers submit their screenplays. Chosen scripts are uploaded onto our website for members, producers, writers and anyone to leave feedback and vote on. Quarter-finalist screenplays will be uploaded onto our website in list form - displaying log line, screenplay title, and ranking. Agents, Producers, writers, Industry Execs and anyone may download and read the screenplays at ease, and cast a vote a leave feedback. If interested, simply contact the writer - writer's email is on their own screenplay page. Online voting process is from August 20, 2011 to December 15, 2011 - when winners will be chosen. Writer's will have a screenplay page on our site throughout the duration of these 4 months, where they will receive feedback, reviews and votes. Highest ranked screenplay from a combination of the judges and reviewers votes wins a handful of AWARDS valued over $1000 to better their screenplays and get recognized.

We also hold a FREE Log Line competition where writers submit their Log Lines / Story ideas which are uploaded on our website for anyone to vote on and review. The highest rated Log Line wins AWARDS.

Please visit our website for more information: www.ScreenplayFest.com

DEADLINES:

EARLY DEADLINE ($25): January 5, 2011

REGULAR DEADLINE ($35): February 20, 2011

LATE DEADLINE ($50): April 20, 2011

EXTENDED DEADLINE ($60): August 15, 2011

Notification of Acceptance into Screenplay Fest: Around August 20, 2011

Online Voting Closes Around December 15, 2011 at which winners will be selected.

Screenplay Analysis and Entrance Fee: $105

AWARDS:

FIRST PRIZE:

A) A complimentary pass to the GREAT AMERCIAN PITCHFEST - where you may pitch your idea to 100+ executives. FACE to FACE pitches with Industry Executives.

B) Screenwriter and Professor Joe Gilford from STORY RESCUE has a one on one analysis with the writer to improve their screenplay. Via Telephone or In Person depending on travel.

C) One year membership to SCRIPT PIPELINE where you may pitch online to agents and producers. Free admission into their Screenwriting Contest. And, a free Analysis from their Analysis Department.

D) MY SCRIPT NEEDS HELP offers their Coverage Package on your screenplay.

E) SCRIPT DELIVERY sends a free blast/pitch of your screenplay to 4,500 executives, including agents, managers, and producers.

F) One year pro membership to SCRIPPED - the leading provider of online screenwriting software. Also, Scripped finds scripted and unscripted written content for movie producers, web producers, brands and agencies. Furthermore, Scripped Pro includes discounts to their screenplay contest partners. Clients include: Spike TV, Edward Burns (Saving Private Ryan), Steven de Souza (Die Hard), and more.

G) Cash Award Value: 100 U.S. Dollar Value of

Goods/Services: 1,000+ U.S. Dollar

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

A) Your Screenplay and Email remains posted on our website for agents, managers, and producers to read and contact you.

B) Screenplays / log lines are sent to our executive contact list.

C) The TOP FOUR receive a 1-year pro membership to SCRIPPED - the leading provider of online screenwriting software. Also, Scripped finds scripted and unscripted written content for movie producers, web producers, brands and agencies. Furthermore, Scripped Pro includes discounts to their screenplay contest partners. Clients include: Spike TV, Edward Burns (Saving Private Ryan), Steven de Souza (Die Hard), and more.

D) Visit our website www.ScreenplayFest.com for more information.

****Honorable Mentions include the FOUR GENRE WINNERS and as many more scripts we/votes deem suitable and worthy of recognition.

Visit our website www.ScreenplayFest.com for more information.

 

THE M 'n' M Skateboard 7 3/4"

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THE M 'n' M Skateboard 7 3/4". Whether you’re doing grinds on the half-pipe or kickflips in the street, this competition shaped board has supreme pop! Our decks are made of the best quality hard-rock maple and with our one-of-a-kind printing process; you get the best skateboard available in the world.THE M 'n' M by ManuelSeixasView other Manuel Skateboards " mce_src=" ...

THE AGNOSTIC Skateboard 7 3/4"

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THE AGNOSTIC Skateboard 7 3/4". The Agnostic. Whether you’re doing grinds on the half-pipe or kickflips in the street, this competition shaped board has supreme pop! Our decks are made of the best quality hard-rock maple and with our one-of-a-kind printing process; you get the best skateboard available in the world.THE AGNOSTIC by ManuelSeixasBrowse more Manuel Skateboards " mce_src=" ...

The Bombay Skate Deck 7 1/4"

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The Bombay Deck type: 7 1/4". Scaled down version of the original Comp shape. Mini boards with major pop! The best quality hard-rock maple decks and an unrivaled patent-pending printing process make this the best skateboard available in the world.THE BOMBAY by ManuelSeixasMake a custom skateboard online at zazzle.com" mce_src=" THE BOMBAY by ManuelSeixasMake a custom skateboard online at zazzle.com" alt="" border="" hspace="" vspace="" ...

The Drawing Deck type: 7 3/4"

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The Drawing Deck type: 7 3/4". Whether you’re doing grinds on the half-pipe or kickflips in the street, this competition shaped board has supreme pop! Our decks are made of the best quality hard-rock maple and with our one-of-a-kind printing process; you get the best skateboard available in the world. THE DRAWING by ManuelSeixasView other Manuel Skateboards " mce_src=" THE DRAWING by ManuelSeixasView other Manuel Skateboards " alt="" border="" hspace=&q...

UK Iranian Film Festival

UKIFF is delighted to announce the inaugural 1st London Iranian Film Festival, commencing on November 19, 2010.

Film festivals that honour Iranian films are held annually across the globe and now the time has finally arrived for an Iranian Film Festival to have a permanent home in the United Kingdom. With a diverse programme celebrating the best of contemporary Iranian films, the festival will showcase some of the finest talents of this rich cinematic culture.

Whilst acclaimed Iranian directors may well be familiar to UK audiences, a new generation of emerging voices remain largely unknown. The intention of the London Iranian Film Festival is to introduce this undiscovered new talent to London’s film enthusiasts, as well as celebrating the work of legendary Iranian filmmakers.

The London Iranian Film Festival is currently seeking submissions with consistent Iranian elements within the following categories:

Feature Film(more than 60 minutes)
Documentary(no longer than 3 hours)
Short Film(no longer than 30 minutes)


The chosen films will be screened at two of London’s most prestigious cinema venues in a weeklong event that will include Q and A’s. The Festival offers a number of travel and accommodation allowances to participating filmmakers.

The 1st London Iranian Film Festival promises to be a landmark event in promoting Iranian film culture within the UK.

We look forward to welcoming you to the occasion.

30 days to go!!! 242 Short Film Festival is about to begin!!!

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Hi everyone, just a reminder that there's ONE MONTH LEFT to submit your work to the 242 Short Film Festival 4th Edition, to be held in Rome, Italy, on December 3-5 in the wonderful setting of the "Casa del Cinema" in Villa Borghese. An artistic jury composed of Directors, actors, screenwriters and movie critics will award a 5,000€ (five thousand) first prize. The contest will also include an on-line section that will award 1,000€ on a popular poll basis next to a number...

DOCUMENTA MADRID 11: CALL FOR ENTRIES

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DOCUMENTA MADRID is to be held from May 6 through 15, 2011 Registration is to be done online at the festival site www.documentamadrid.com PREMIER IN SPAIN REQUIRED COMPETITIVE SECTIONS DOCUMENTA MADRID 2011, will have two competitive sections, divided into five categories of competition. The festival itself will decide whether to include the submitted films into any one of them, or to schedule them in the out-of-competition programming: INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FUL...

International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima

This year's edition of the festival was planned as seventh days event with two film competitions: students' etudes from art and film schools all over the world-ETIUDA COMPETITION and short animation, equally professional, student and independent one-ANIMA COMPETITION.

Festival's competitions programme will be enriched by many accompanying events - one of them are Animators' self-portraits (during which, while the artists are present, the audience will get to know works of: Piotr Dumała, Paul Bush and Joanna Quinn). Also festival programme will show the artists of artistic animation who after a long time making only short films started to make long feature films: T. Burton, W. Borowczyk, Brothers Quay,  J. Svankmajer and others.   At the beginning of the festival there are going to be announced results of plebiscite being prepared since March – 50 Animated Films for 50th Jubilee of ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film du d’Animation).
Finally, at the festival, there will appear long expected point of program:  comics and animation. They are two separated disciplines of art which however have a few common essential features. At present there is boom for them and more and more people of different age are interested in them.

Within seven days, for the fourth time, there will take place animation, screenplay, directing, camera and editing workshops. It is very important point of program of the festival which has good number of participants. It is directed especially to young people (pupils and students) but it doesn't exclude any of age group. For the workshops' leaders we try to invite the best lecturers and artists working in film and art schools abroad but especially in Poland.

Daria Moroz: Latest VOICES Festival Jury member

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  Russian actress Daria Moroz complements VOICES Festival Competition Jury as its 6th member.  Daughter of famous artists, Russian actress Daria Moroz has started her career at age 2; since, she has played around 30 characters, firstly on stage with the Khudozhestvienny Theatre, then for television and cinema. Her young but already successful career was awarded by two prizes in 2006 and 2008 for her roles in films 'Nankin Landscape' and 'Live to remember.' ...

Alexeï Gouskov VOICES Festival new Jury member!

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Russian Actor and producer Alexeï Gouskov has started as a stage actor at the Pushkin Theatre. He then diversified his prolific career path by acting in feature films and producing several TV series. He eventually was named Outstanding Artist of Russia in 2001 and People’s Artist in 2007. Nevertheless, he became famous in Europe only in 2009 with the successful movie ‘The Concert’ in which he is the main character....

Les Nuits Magiques - 20th International Animated Film Festival

The 20th International Animated Film Festival « Les Nuits Magiques » will takes place in Bègles (France) from 2010, december 3th to 12th. It presents an international animated short and feature film competitions with prizes decerned by audience, a carte blanche to Michel Ocelot (director of "Kirikou", "Azur and Asmar"...) and Serges Ellisaldes (director of "U" and others short films), a concert and cinema seance, a profesionnal day about the futur of animation in view of 3d cinema development...


All animated short and feature film are eligible if they are directed after 2007 december the 31th. We only can accept 35mm (optical sound) or DVD film.
We only can accept 35mm film if the print is allready in France or in Europe during the festival period. Otherwise, the film will be screen on DVD.
Foreign films are iligible only if they are subtitled in french, with french dialogues or without dialogues.
No registration fee is required.

>>> You can enter your short or feature animated film using the entry form enclosed or using the entry form online available on our website www.lesnuitsmagiques.fr

Accolade Competition

The Accolade Global Film Competition is unique in the industry.  Attracting both powerhouse companies as well as talented new filmmakers it is an exceptional, truly international awards competition, not a traditional film festival – which allows filmmakers from around the world to enter their films in this prestigious competition.

Established in 2003, Accolade Global Film Competition is an avant-garde worldwide competition that strives to give talented directors, producers, actors, creative teams and new media creators the positive exposure they deserve. It discovers and honors the achievements of filmmakers who produce high quality shorts and new media. The Accolade promotes award winners through press releases to over 40,000 filmmakers, industry contacts and additional international media/distribution outlets.

Our talented award winners have gone on to win Oscars, Emmys, Tellys and other awards.

MovieMaker Magazine included The Accolade among the Top 25 Festivals “Worth the Entry Fee.” The article said, “Past participants can’t stop raving about the professional opportunities participation in this event has generated for their work.”

Go to https://accoladecompetition.org/ for rules and entry form.

The Clearwater Film Festival Summer Film Challenge

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Join us at System Productions for The Summer Film Challenge on June 25th, 2010 at 8PM Five intrepid filmmakers have stepped forward to compete for a bounty of fantastic prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Filmmakers were assigned a Title, a Genre and Three (3) Random Product Placements.Whose films will win?Corey Horton ASHES TO ANTHRAX SUSPENSEJohn Jones THE HOMECOMING MYSTERYTom Thompson IN THE SHADOW COMEDYDonald E Reynolds JASPER MAN ACTIONJoe Raditch PONYTAIL SPORTFREE ADMISSIONWH...

Bio:Fiction Science, Art and Filmfestival, Vienna

The 1st Bio:Fiction Science, Art & Filmfestival aims at attracting public awareness to synthetic biology and its ramifications for our daily life in the future.

 

Synthetic biology is the design and construction of new biological systems not found in nature. Synthetic biology aims at creating new forms of life for practical purposes. By applying engineering principles to biology scientists will be able to design life forms much different from breeding or traditional genetic engineering.

 

We want to encourage filmmakers to share their cinematic visions of a present or future society shaped by synthetic biology. What is your view on a world living with synthetic life forms? Your approach is up to you - the filmmaker, scientists or artist - the entries can be on science, fiction, or science fiction. We welcome regular short film, animation or documentary film. The main criteria is that synthetic biology has to be reflected somehow in the work, but how you do it is up to you.

 

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

 

Bio:Fiction Award – Short Fiction

Bio:Fiction Award – Documentary Film

Bio:Fiction Award - Animation

Online-Audience Award

Special Award of the Jury

(the prize money in each category will be announced soon)

 

On http://www.bio-fiction.com you will find more useful and inspiring information on synthetic biology, the entry form and the regulations of the filmfestival.

The nominated films will be presented in public at the festival event in Vienna, Austria, in May 2011. Finally, a Bio:Fiction Award ceremony will build the highlight of the festival.

 

The deadline for film entries is  the 15th of July 2010

There is no entry fee for submitting films.

 

http://www.bio-fiction.com

 

Best wishes,

the Bio:Fiction team

 

Markus Schmidt

Albert Beckmann

Camillo Meinhart

The Accolade Competition Call for Entries- Deadline May 28, 2010

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The Accolade Competition announces its Call For Entries for filmmakers, television producers and videographers. Download the entry form at: www.accoladecompetion.org Now in its eighth year, top-tier, international awards competition, The Accolade, announces its Call for Entries for filmmakers, television producers and videographers. The Accolade is unique; it is an awards competition, not a traditional film festival. Awards go to those filmmakers, television producers and vid...
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