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Kansas City FilmFest

The Kansas City FilmFest is celebrating its 18th year and unites educational, cultural and film organizations in a celebration of independent filmmaking. Each year the festival builds on its tradition of bringing inspiring, thought-provoking, and entertaining films to Kansas City audiences and offers opportunities for artists and filmmakers to network, and develop their craft and art. KCFF encourages filmmakers to attend the festival so they can have the opportunity to interact and engage with our great Kansas City audiences!

The Kansas City FilmFest will be celebrating its 18th year with a special animation emphasis, Animation Inside Out and new category, Web Series-Heartland.

Pärnu Int. Documentary And Anthropology Film Festival

The Pärnu Int. Documentary Film Festival, founded in 1987, is the oldest annual film festival in Estonia.
The aim of the festival in general is to support cultural survival of peoples. Only documentary films of high value and quality, recording human activities in social, historical or ecological context are accepted for competition screenings.
Main subjects: Human Interest, Social Issues, Art, Music, Culture, Survival of Indigenous Cultures, Docs for Kids, Author's POV.
The festival is held every July.
An international jury awards the grand prix for the best film.
Since 1999, a separate competition has been held for films, what will be broadcast in Estonian Television (Estonian People's Award).

Academia Film Olomouc

The international festival Academia Film Olomouc accepts applications for competition sections from September 1st 2014. The jubilee 50th edition of the biggest European festival of science documentary films and programmes will be held from 14th to 19th April 2015.
 
Films can be submitted via the online form by their producers, distributors or creators. Deadline for submissions is set to December 19th 2014. Preview copies must be delivered not later than by January 9th 2015, either physically to the following address: AFO, Lucie Klevarova, Univerzitni 3, 77147 Olomouc, Czech Republic or electronically by a download link sent to email address: klevarova@afo.cz.
 
All film submissions into competition sections are FREE OF CHARGE.
 
Competition sections:
  • The Best International Science Documentary Film Award 
  • Award to the Best Czech Science Documentary Film 
  • The Best Science Documentary Short Film Award
Overview of all the awards can be found HERE.
 
AFO currently ranks among top European festivals focusing on science documentaries. Its major goal is to present topical information from all spheres of knowledge, and thus promote science in general public, young audiences, and film and television professionals. Its unique focus combines competition screenings of new Czech and world science documentaries, with lectures and presentations of scientists, creating a unique atmosphere, where filmmakers meet with scholars and enthusiastic audiences. Academia Film Olomouc is the oldest festival in Central Europe devoted to a consistent mapping of science documentary film and TV production. It was founded in 1966 as a joint initiative of Short Film Prague, Palacky University in Olomouc and the Czechoslovak Academy of Science. Among the festival guests in recent years were Richard Saunders, Sonya Pemberton, Lawrence M. Krauss, Robert Winston, Martha Holmes, Jeff Lieberman, Jennifer Gardy, Derek Muller, Andrew Holtz, Nigel Marven, Christine LeGoff, Robert Rosenstone, Timothy Boon, Albert Barillé, Alison Griffiths, Lisa Cartwright, Alison Leigh and others.

You can also watch a short video capturing the 49th AFO atmosphere.
 
Before you start filling in the FILM ENTRYFORM, please, pay attention to the SUBMISSION GUIDELINES.
 
Good luck to all filmmakers!

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Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival_Hungary

Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival is committed to presenting quality creative documentaries. It seeks to promote the ideals of open society, democracy, rule-of-law, tolerance, political and cultural pluralism within a global context as well as to expose abuse and human rights' violations throughout the world. Verzio works towards creating a forum where the films, viewpoints and interpretations are examined creatively and critically. It aims at promoting the use of documentaries in teaching and involving broad audiences in debates on challenges facing humanity. Further information: www.verzio.org

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