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About the Accolade Competition

The Accolade is unique; it is an awards competition, not a traditional film festival. Awards go to those filmmakers, television producers and videographers who produce fresh, standout entertainment, animation and compelling documentaries. It is a showcase for cinematic gems and unique voices. Most importantly, The Accolade team works passionately to help worthy productions gain the publicity and distribution they deserve. That is what The Accolade is all about: helping winners of this ...

Valpolicella Film Festival

Valpolicella Film Festival is a short film and script festival based in Verona, Northern Italy, this year taking place from the 23rd to the 27th of November.

Celebrating the powerful relationship between word and image, we focused our festival on fiction. Moreover, our competition is open to film-makers and scriptwriters - deadline on the 31st of July.

Many of our main events promote international cooperation with other film festivals, our beautiful landscape as a perfect location for movies and young boys and girls creativity.

Famous for its vineyards, Valpolicella also offers a perfect environment for talking about the movies you've just seen, tasting a delightful glass of wine. 

Documenta Madrid 10 Official Selection

A total of 87 unreleased films have been selected to participate in the Official Competitive Sections of Documenta Madrid 10, which will be celebrated from the 7th to the 16th of May.   The selected documentaries belong to 30 different nationalities; 33 of these films are Spanish productions. Some of the countries represented in the Oficial Section of Documenta Madrid 10 are: United States, France,Italy, Netherlands, United Kindom, Belgium, Denmark, Poland, Austria, Argentina...

DotFest Opening

Dear Friends! We are happy to announce that festival is now open! Wait for you on our viewings!...

The last, but not the least

The last, but not the leastFinally, we have the fourth judge on our list. This wonderful person is named Andre Werner. An artist, filmmaker, writer, translator, curator, festival director... This list can go on and on. The thing you should know is that he have a good taste for hats, cats and films. So, please, welcome Andre!And we'll publish selected films in all four competitions and start the voting process in 2 days! Get yourself ready!!!...

Anchorage International Film Festival

The non-profit Anchorage International Film Festival promotes independent and international films from all corners of the world. Our mission involves developing a film program that will engage our imagination and enhance our lives culturally and artistically while promoting our great state as a stage for film productions.


Call For Entries - up and coming filmmakers

Zagreb Jewish Film Festival is proud to present the 4th edition for young and talented fi lmmakers! STUDENTS OF AUDIO - VISUAL ARTS, AMATEURS WITH SOME EXPERIENCE IN FILM PRODUCTION, SCREENWRITING, DIRECTING, SHOOTING, SOUND PRODUCTION/RECORDING OR EDITING The last edition of the International Talent Workshop has attracted attention of many young filmmakers coming from different countries from all over the world. It has proven to have become a successful educational programme coach...


Hey Everyone,     I'm new to the site.  I'm working with Sixth Borough Entertainment.  Check us out. Alexis    Sixth Borough Screenwriting Competition - Home...

OTF Call for Entry is LOOMING!

Call for Entries deadline is looming! We are looking for features (over 70mins)Featurettes or Short form Series(over 45 mins)Documentaries and Short films 1-45mins) One Criteria -They must have an excellent sense ofhumour. DEADLINE 15 Feb, 2010. guidelines ...

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film

Together with the fmx - Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media, the Internationale Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart - Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) is developing into the biggest and most important meeting in the world of animated film. With an enthusiastic audience, a unique location and countless international guests, the ITFS is a regular fixture on the international animation scene and is one of Germany's outstanding cultural events.

Founded in 1982, the Festival of Animated Film has always promoted artistic animated films, young talented artists and the entire animated film sector. The prize categories, with prize money of over 50,000 Euros, attract the newest and most up-to-date animation films from around the world.

The accompanying events and programmes range from presentations by schools and studios, showcases of famous animation artists and the popular “Best Of Animation” series, right up to screenplay writer workshops with well-known animated film professionals. Industry professionals value the numerous workshops, lectures, and presentations as they provide a unique opportunity to make contacts and familiarize oneself with the latest developments. The public enjoys the variety of the presentation and the relaxed festival atmosphere. At the festival’s open air programme on the Schlossplatz in Stuttgart, the people of Stuttgart celebrate the art of animated film together with guests from all over the world.


International Competition
The International Competition is the heart of the Festival. Artistically outstanding short animated films, released over the last 12 months can be seen here.

Young Animation
The Young Animation competition shows the best films produced by talented young filmmakers and students from international film and art schools.

Tricks for Kids
Competition for the bestanimated shorts made for children.

The feature film competition AniMovie screens a selection of internationally outstanding feature-length animated films.

Cartoon for Teens
The competition features the best animated short films, series, Animes, miachinimas, and cut scenes from computer games for young people aged 12 - 18 years.

Animated Com Award
Award for applied animation in the field of advertising, technology and spatial communication

German Voice Actor Award
Award for the best voice Actor in an animated feature film

German Animation Screenplay Award
Award for the best screenplay in  for an animated feature film

Crazy Horse Session - 48h Animation Jam
International teams take on the challenge to produce an animated short film involving the festivals's mascot Trixi within 48 hours.

Ischia Film Festival - Submissions open for 2010

Ischia Film Festival 2010 is now accepting entries for its eight edition, which will take place from 04 to 10 of July, on the beautiful island of Ischia in the Gulf of Naples.The Festival recognizes the contributions of international filmmakers-producers, directors, cinematographers, designers-of full-length feature films, shorts, and documentaries, specifically for their artistic use of locations, allowing audiences to gain profound insight into the beauty and richness of landscapes, local and ...

2010 Spirit Quest Film Festival Call for Entries Now Open!

The Spirit Quest Film Festival has opened their call for entries for their 2010 season and is currently seeking inspirational, thought provoking and intriguing films and screenplays from around the world. Created and maintained by film festival veterans with deep ties within the industry, Spirit Quest hopes to provide submitting filmmakers and screenwriters with the exposure and attention they deserve for all of their hard work. We're looking for anything that will move us, make us la...

Ischia Film Festival - Submissions open for 2010

Ischia Film Festival 2010 is now accepting entries for its eight edition, which will take place from 04 to 10 of July in the beautiful island of Ischia in the Gulf of Naples.The Festival recognizes the contributions of international filmmakers-producers, directors, cinematographers, designers-of full-length feature films, shorts, and documentaries, specifically for their artistic use of locations, allowing audiences to gain profound insight into the beauty and richness of landscapes, local and i...

VOICES Festival


VOICES Festival (VOlogda Independent Cinema from European Screens)


The first edition of VOICES Festival will take place from July 4th to 9th, 2010 in Vologda, Russia. This event aims at taking an interested and investigative look at current European cinema, and will be an opportunity to discover new talents.

The particularity of this festival is its concept: it is a Workshop-Festival combining both competition and workshops.


The Competition:

The competition features first and second full-length films by European directors.

Moreover, each year VOICES Festival highlights a European country; the first edition will celebrate French cinema which goes hand in hand with the ‘Year of France' program in Russia.


The Workshop:

The festival campus will be a platform for knowledge and exchange on diverse subjects thanks to the organisation of master-classes held by film professionals. Such round-table discussions will be opened to the public.


VOICES Festival is an official event of the ‘Year of France' program in Russia, and is supported by the Governor of the Region of Vologda, the city of Vologda, the French Embassy in Russia and the Russian Ministry of Culture.

VAFI - submit children and youth animation films

VAFI is a new animation Festival for children and youth up to 18 years. You are all welcome to submit your films and if you make the competiton visit our beutiful city and enjoy for three days. The city you can see here:   Festival date: 9 - 11 April 2010 Submission deadline: 15 January 2010   Categories of the festival are divided by age: MINI (children 0-10 years...

- Festival's first Statement -

                                                The International Film Festival of Montpellier, for its first edition, intends to be a cosmopolitan event, bringing together young film artists from all around the world, with a strong intention of pedagogy towards a large audience, as well as a real opportunity for young creatives to find their place in the world of Cinema. We are willing to present original visions, independant contents and rare productions to the...

Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival 2013


Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival (YFIFF) is the gateway for new, independent and undiscovered filmmakers which takes place each year in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Designed and organised by award winning film maker George Clarke, the YFIFF is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland and has the dedication and drive to grow larger and larger every year!

The first 4 years have grown with guests coming in from Hong Kong, Mexico, LA, Canada, Italy, the UK and Ireland, with great results! Now the YFIFF has settled in one of the largest and most central cinemas in Northern Ireland the Movie House Cinema, Dublin Rd, Belfast. It is fast becoming one of the top events in NI for film fans... 


The YFIFF began is 2009 by Yellow Fever Productions. A Northern Ireland based Company who has received recognition worldwide through festivals and media for their very low budget but awesome films. including, Splash Area, The Knackery, Battle of the Bone and The Last Light.

6th - 8th September 2013

The YFIFF each year hosts some special guests who give workshops and Q&A's with festival goers, in 2012 guests included prolific Hollywood Director Albert Pyun and Hong Kong Producer Mike Leeder.

The Festival runs for three days Fri-Sun and will showcase all genre of independent films including 'Shorts by shorts' a 16 and under category for young film makers.

This year the Festival will close with a high profile gala dinner awards ceremony with celebrity guests.


Submission forms by email request


Open to all Film Makers. Submit up to 3 films for the price of 1 (Just £10). Any Length, Any Genre.

Please note - Film must either be in English or have English subtitles.

Awards Include


Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Director
Best Short
Best Feature
Screening of Recognition
Audience Choice
Best Animation
Best International
Best Local
NEW** Best Short-By-Short (<16)

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TICFF 2012 NOW is Calling for Entry

TICFF 2012 NOW is Calling for Entry Please visit for details.


Calling for Entries! Deadline: October 31, 2011.    US$28,000 & 7Trophies in prize!     Best Dramatic Feature or short‧Best Documentary‧Best Animation‧Best Television Program‧Taiwan Award‧Special Jury Prize‧ Each winners of the above awards will receive cash prize of USD4,000 (tax included) . Best Joint Production by Taiwanese Kids & Adults is particularly for Taiwan local productions. The winner will received a trophy and g...

The Cape Winelands Film Festival

What sets us apart from the many other film festivals worldwide is our distinctive approach to film programming, committed celebrity guests and friendly leisurely pace.

Tirana International Film Festival

TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is the first international film festival and the only of its kind in Albania. This extraordinary cultural event created in 2003 is one of the most important cinematic event in Balkans.

TIFF aims to create in Albania, as well as in the region, a cultural center of worldwide alternative and independent cinema. Albania is a solar, enthusiastic and friendly country and besides the “strong competition” TIFF aims at the same time to be a meeting point of cultures, where people of Tirana, the guests and all those who love films will have a cinema-language-communication week.

TIFF aims to create a friendly space for film artists and cinema enthusiasts from Albania, Europe and the entire world to come together and share their linked passion and knowledge of the motion picture art form. The intention of TIFF is to bring filmmakers, producers and distributors from all around the world to Tirana, in hopes of fostering future co-operation in this interesting scenic area.  By bringing together these distinct voices and their work, TIFF commits itself to introducing audiences to alternative visions of extraordinary diversity.  "Think Different, See Alike" is the slogan and motto of TIFF.

TIFF aims at demonstrating strong efficiency in audience development (especially toward young audience) by implementing activities before, during and after the event, including year-long activities and travelling to other cities with various smaller partner and smaller festivals in the country. Partnering with small organizations and youth centers around the country in order to use the existing facilities in each city will not only give to TIFF a large national impact, but will enhance on the other side the increase of values of small events in each respective city in which TIFF will be present.

The Festival yearly getting thousands of submissions from submitting online in our website and other online platforms which applies for being selected. TIFF is an international cinema event whose main objective is to enlarge the number of venues and time of screening of European and non-European films of all genres and durations in Albania as well as it is considered to be an event to develop new audiences around the country, combining film screenings with public debates and thematic debates approaching new and an increased Film Audience and focusing also on Film Literacy.

Since its inception, TIFF receives over 20,000 short and feature films from over 120 countries around the world. Out of all these applications more than hundred films can be chosen each year for the competition program.

We are thrilled and honored to be approved as an official Academy Awards® qualifying festival, it’s truly a tremendous opportunity for our fi­lmmakers and future Best Short Film Award winners.



          Feature (all movie genres)

          Documentary (all lengths)

          Fiction/Live Action


          Video Art & Experimental


          In Albanian


The daily program of TIFF combine national premieres of feature and short films in all formats and genres: fiction, documentary, animation, experimental and video art.  Open to any filmmaker from around the world, TIFF showcases new cinematic work by established directors with international reputations as well as movies by talented students and young artists.

Besides the competition program TIFF reserves a large space to the special programs and screenings. PANORAMA has some thematic programs dedicated to the most sensitive social topics and problematic social groups as for children, women, immigration, integration of persons with disabilities, LGBT, etc. with those sections: DIVERGENT MINDS; GENERATIONs; MADE In ALBANIAN; NEW WORLD; PARADE .

FOCUS is a special program, which is based on tribute or homage to the cinema author and/or the filmography of a given country. RetrospecTIFF brings to the new audience the most prominent national or international authors of the film history. REFLECTING ALBANIA is the oldest program of the festival, dedicated to the foreign filmmakers who have produced their films in Albania or in Albanian speaking territory. MADE In ALBANIAn is a program with the most recent films in Albanian language. BALKANorama focused on newest Balkan films. FesTIFFal is a special program with selected films by festival partners.

TIFForum, a regional approach to promote cinematographic production in Albania and co-productions in the region, will be a 3-day intensive workshop for the Script Development & Pitching Competition in collaboration with Torino Film Lab of 8 first or second feature film projects, consisting of individual consultations, practical writing exercises and lectures. The projects will work on their pitch with a trainer in the following 2 days.  On the last day every participant will pitch his project and compete for the Best Pitch Award.

TIFF provides time in its daily schedule for masterclasses and seminars with professionals in the motion picture industry geared for Albanian students of the cinema and emerging filmmakers. 

FIPRESCI - The International Federation of Film Critics, who will appreciate our selections with special prizes that will echo TIFF and most important sites and film magazines in the world.



On the occasion of this 16th edition of TIFF, eight international juries comprised of leading film writers, directors, producers and critics will evaluate and then select the best features & shorts with awards presented on the closing night ceremony. Awards will be presented in the following categories:



Best Director

Best Screenplay

Best Cinematography

Best Editing “Luc Barnier”

Best European Feature Film


Best Documentary Full-length

Best Documentary Mid-length

Best Documentary Short

Best European Documentary film

Best SHORT Film

Best Short FICTION


Best VIDEO ART & Experimental

Best European Short Film


Best Film in ALBANIAN



Best BALKAN Film

Best DEBUT Film “Ron Holloway” Award

AUDIENCE Choice Award


Official awards consist of a statue and a diploma. The cash prize in TIFF is determined by the available budget. Special awards can be given by organizers, Festival director, sponsors and partners, professional organizations, NGOs, media, etc.

Recipients of the Tirana International Film Festival Best Short Film will be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film/ Live Action Short Film category of the Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the fi­lm otherwise complies with the Academy Rules.



TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL has the pleasure to announce four major services available for the applicants. Since its inception in 2003, TIFF received over 20,000 short and feature films from over 120 countries around the world. Out of all these applications more than hundred films can be chosen each year for the competition program. With these four new services, TIFF offers the opportunity to many films to be shown in alternative ways (TV, online, market, special programs) in a wider audience and experts.

The applicants must apply clearly for each one of these new services. Fill the appropriate field in the entry form.

  • TIFF.TV Competition

With our media TV partners we offer the possibility to directors screening their films (selected for the official competitive program or not) to the Albanian audience and win the TV juries and audience awards.

  • TIFF on Tour

TIFF will act as ambassador for the submitted films and will travel with a selection to other Albanian cities during the year. TIFF will also propose special screenings to other regional festivals in accordance to a specific subject or theme of each collaborative festival.

  • TIFF Online Library

TIFF offer the online presentation of each film, in a dedicated page, as a part of a film library, with all related information and with the possibility to receive comments from the international internet audience and industry.  The screening of films is open to anyone without charges. The films will be available for viewing in the film library as long as director/producer wishes.

  • TIFF Market Corner

TIFF will create a market corner, where potential buyers can watch all films and make their selection. TIFF will also act as a festival promoter and distributor. In case of financial contract with a distributor, TIFF will receive a fee of 5%.


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The Just For Laughs Film Festival (Montreal)

at Just For LaughsThe Just For Laughs Film Festival / Le Festival du Film de Juste pour rire showcases the world’s largest selection of comedy shorts, Studio and Indie film premieres, and star-studded special events as part of the Montreal International Just For Laughs Comedy Festival which attracts over 2 million visitors and over 1,000 industry members.

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Taiwan International Documentary Festival

We are thrilled to announce that the 10th Taiwan International Documentary Festival is now calling for all filmmakers and their wonderful works! The TIDF competition consists three major categories, offering 11 awards and more than NT$2,000,000 cash-prize. Filmmakers are encouraged to submit documentaries completed after June 1, 2014. All lengths welcome. No entry fee required. An Asian Premiere is required. The entry deadline is December 10, 2015. The result will be announced in February 2016.

All entries must be made on TIDF official website. Find out more information in the Entry Regulations. For further questions, please contact us via


Founded in 1998, Taiwan International Documentary Festival (TIDF) is one of the major professional documentary festivals in Asia. In the 9th edition of TIDF, we presented more than 130 films from all corners of the world, including 43 amazing stories in TIDF competition. The 10th TIDF will be held during May 6-15, 2016. We are now warming up for filmmakers and audiences to experience a brand new edition in the lovely spring in Taiwan.