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Beneath the Earth Film Festival

New York's Beneath the Earth Film Festival is a year-long search for independent films that serves as a catalyst for outstanding projects to reach a global audience. Four seasonal competitions are held throughout the year during which work of high production quality, clever writing and strong performances are offered the chance to be reviewed by authorities in the film world. The winners of each season then go on to compete for the culminating grand prize. All winners will receive recognition and exposure as well as a monetary prize.

Universe Multicultural Film Festival - Event Date Change

The 2024 Universe Multicultural Film Festival will no longer be held in April, as previously scheduled. Instead, the event will occur on June 14-16. The final submission date has been extended a month, to April 18th.   The festival will be held at several venues, including the Peninsula Center Library (701 Silver Spur Rd. Rolling Hills Estates, 90274), the Palos Verdes Promenade (550 Deep Valley Dr. Suit 163 & 117, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274), and the CSTV Theater (11...

BLACK TEA Review: Berlin Film Festival Competition Film from Mauritania

(Black Tea by Abderrahmane Sissako © Olivier Marceny / Cinéfrance Studios / Archipel 35 / Dune Vision)   By M.R. D’Amico   Even before its world premiere at Berlinale 2024, Black Tea had generated strong interest among major international distributors, a promising start for the film’s journey into the global market. Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako, after the amazing success of his first Oscar-nominated film Timbuktu in 2014, embarks here...

SHAMBHALA Review: Berlin Film Festival Competition Film from Nepal

(Thinley Lhamo from Shambhala by Min Bahadur Bham, © Aditya Basnet / Shooney Films)   By M.R. D’Amico   It is the first Nepalese film to be in competition at Berlinale and one of the best surprises of the festival. In a Nepalese Himalayan village a young beautiful woman, Pema, starts her adult life with a polyandrous marriage to Tashi and his two younger brothe...

B!tchFest Film Festival & Screenplay Contest

TO SUBMIT PLEASE VISIT OUR FILM FREEWAY PAGE: https://filmfreeway.com/BtchFestFilmFestivalandScreenplayContest Welcome to the 1st annual B!TCHFEST: An International Women’s & LGBTQIA+ Film Festival & Screenplay Contest with a groundbreaking in-person event for both Filmmakers and Screenwriters in the heart of Los Angeles. At B!tchFest we’re not just breaking glass ceilings; we’re shatterin

B!TCHFEST FILM FESTIVAL & SCREENPLAY CONTEST

TO SUBMIT PLEASE VISIT OUR FILM FREEWAY PAGE:

https://filmfreeway.com/BtchFestFilmFestivalandScreenplayContest

Welcome to the 1st annual B!TCHFEST: An International Women’s & LGBTQIA+ Film Festival & Screenplay Contest with a groundbreaking in-person event for both Filmmakers and Screenwriters in the heart of Los Angeles. At B!tchFest we’re not just breaking glass ceilings; we’re shattering them into a million pieces by unleashing the Power of Female and LGBTQIA+ Voices in Film and Television!

Get ready for a cinematic celebration that’s not just a festival – it’s a movement. B!tchFest is on a mission to redefine the narrative by proudly showcasing the BEST Independent Films, Feature Films, Short Films, Documentaries, Animated Films, Student Films, Music Videos, TV Pilots, Web Series, Screenplays, TV Scripts, and Stage Plays crafted by the most Badass Women and LGBTQIA+ Creators in the industry.

In a world where only 26% of key production roles belong to women and a mere 16% of major studio films flaunt LGBTQIA+ characters, B!tchFest is determined to rewrite the script. We invite you to be a part of a whirlwind Film Festival featuring empowering stories, fierce creativity, and unapologetic voices at the forefront of cinema.

By providing a platform for recognition, awards, and promotion; we aim to break barriers, amplify voices, and pave the way for a more inclusive entertainment industry. Join us for a festival that goes beyond screenings—promote yourself and your projects during live panels, flaunt your creations to cheering audiences, walk the red carpet, and forge connections with leading industry trailblazers who share our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Our esteemed panel of award-winning industry professionals including directors, producers, agents, managers, executives, and casting directors will meticulously assess all film and screenplay submissions. Expert script readers, filmmakers and story analysts are slated to carefully review all entries. The top contenders are then forwarded on to our executive industry judges, from various sectors within the entertainment and publishing industries, for final evaluations to determine the winners for each category.

The B!tchFest Film Festival & Screenplay Contest is set to take place at the WhiteFire Theatre on Ventura Blvd in Los Angeles on November 24, 2024.  We're gearing up for an in-person event that shines a spotlight on films and screenplays submitted by the most talented Women and LGBTQIA+ Creators from around the world. The winning screenwriters and filmmakers will join our red carpet event, screen their creations in front of a live audience, snag trophies at our awards ceremony, participate in panel discussions that are recorded and streamed on our website for promotion, and engage in an industry meet-and-greet event aimed at making new connections.

Your story starts here— together we can make cinema HERstory! Submit your film or screenplay today and be part of a revolution that refuses to be silent. We welcome you to the B!tchFest family — where Badass B!tches reign supreme!

AWARDS & PRIZES

SCREENWRITING AWARDS:

Best Feature Screenplay (60 - 140 Pages)

Best Short Screenplay (Under 60 Pages)

Best LGBTQIA+ Screenplay (Any Length)

Best First-Time Screenwriter Screenplay (Any Length)

Best TV Pilot Script (1/2 Hour or 1 Hour Script Format)

Best Web Series Script (Up to 60 Pages)

Best Stage Play Script (Any Length)

FILM AWARDS:

Best Feature Film (60+ minutes)

Best Short Film (1 - 60 minutes)

Best Documentary Film (Any Length)

Best Student Film (Any Length)

Best LGBTQIA + Film (Any Length)

Best Animation Film (Any Length)

Best TV Pilot Episode (1/2 Hour or 1 Hour Format)

Best Web Series Episode (Up to 60 minutes)

Best Music Video (1 - 30 minutes)

Best Short Social Content Video (5 minutes or less)

The entry fee is applicable per category. By submitting your film to the categories of Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Animation Film, Best Student Film, Best LGBTQIA+ Film, Best Music Video, Best TV Pilot Episode, Best Web Series Episode, and Best Social Content Video, it not only qualifies your project for festival consideration but it also enables your Cast and Crew to be considered for additional accolades, free of charge.

CAST & CREW AWARDS:

Best of Festival / Grand Jury Award Winner

Best Actress / Actor

Best Supporting Actress / Actor

Best Director

Best Producer

Best Edit/VFX

Best Cinematography

Best Production Design

Best Costume

Best Hair & Makeup

Best Original Score

Winners of all Film Category Awards will have a live screening of their film at the in-person festival on November 24, 2024 at the WhiteFire Theatre in Los Angeles.

Trophy’s will be awarded in-person to all winners of the Film Category Awards, Screenplay Category Awards, and Cast and Crew Awards during the Festival Awards Ceremony. These winners will also be invited to speak about their project during the Festival’s Live-Recorded Panel which will stream on our website, take professional photos on the Red Carpet and attend the Industry Meet-And-Greet Event aimed at making new connections. Additionally, all Official Selections and Winners will receive two complimentary tickets to the festival.

The Best of Festival / Grand Jury Award Winner & Best Feature Film Winner will receive a 1-Hour Zoom Mentorship Meeting with one of our Executive Film Industry Judges.

The Best Feature Screenplay Winner & Best Short Screenplay Winner will receive a 1-Hour Zoom Mentorship Meeting with one of our Executive Screenwriting Industry Judges where they will get feedback on their script and advice on how to move the screenplay into production.

The Winner of Best Actress/Actor and Best Supporting Actress/Actor will receive a 1-Hour Zoom Meeting with a Casting Director from Tiffany Company Casting and free admission to TCC’s next scheduled Virtual Acting Workshop.

For consideration, projects should feature at least one WOMAN in a key production role, such as the Director, Writer, Producer, Cinematoprapher, Lead Actress, ect. Screenplays authored by WOMEN are preferred; however, if written by a man, the script must include at least one FEMALE lead character for submission. While projects helmed by men are welcome, they must either showcase a female protagonist or revolve around women's isues and themes to be eligible.

For LGBTQIA+ category submissions, projects should feature at least one LGBTQIA+ person in a key production role, such as the Director, Writer, Producer, Cinematoprapher, Lead Actor/Actress, ect. Screenplays, to qualify, must either include one LGBTQIA+ character, be authored by a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, or the storyline must prominently involve LGBTQIA+ issues and themes.

TO SUBMIT PLEASE VISIT OUR FILM FREEWAY PAGE:

https://filmfreeway.com/BtchFestFilmFestivalandScreenplayContest

We wish you a B!TCHIN' time on your filmmaking & screenwriting journey and we hope to see you at the the 1st annual B!tchFest!!!

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B!TCHFEST: FILM FESTIVAL & SCREENPLAY CONTEST CALL FOR ENTRIES

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Welcome to the 1st annual B!TCHFEST: An International Women’s & LGBTQIA+ Film Festival & Screenplay Contest with a groundbreaking in-person event for both Filmmakers and Screenwriters in the heart of Los Angeles. At B!tchFest we’re not just breaking glass ceilings; we’re shattering them into a million pieces by unleashing the Power of Female and LGBTQIA+ Voices in Film and Television! Get ready for a cinematic celebration that&rsqu...

“When the Woodlark Sings“ - Official Selection on the Semana de Cine Lugo in Spain

Sensational! 45 YEARS of the renowned film festival SEMANA DE CINE DE LUGO in Spain and we are part of it! Being selected by a festival with such a long history makes us incredibly proud and overjoyed! Yeah! We are in the official international competition among only 6 films!  Big thanks to our cast and crew and to all our supporters! ☞ Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/oXuEJiN3rD0 ☞ Watch the music-clip: https://youtu.be/sDsy_MdP4gE ☞ More informatio...

“When the Woodlark Sings“ – Official Selection on the New York Neorealism Film Awards

Our film "When the Woodlark Sings" was selected on the New York Neorealism Film Awards in the category BEST ORIGINAL SCORE. Yes, this is yet another recognition for composer DANILO WIMMER, who composed great and unforgettable music for our film! Congratulations! ☞ Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/oXuEJiN3rD0 ☞ Watch the music-clip: https://youtu.be/sDsy_MdP4gE ☞ More information: https://heidelerche-film.cittador.com/festivals/ ...

“When the Woodlark Sings“ – Best Original Score on the Stanley Film Awards in London

Our film "When the Woodlark Sings" received two great recognitions on the Stanley Film Awards in London: AWARD WINNER in the category BEST ORIGINAL SCORE and OFFICIAL SELECTION in the category BEST SCREENPLAY! We congratulate the composer DANILO WIMMER for the splendid Award and the screenwriter ANA BILIC for the wonderful acknowledgement! ☞ Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/oXuEJiN3rD0 ☞ Watch the music-clip: https://youtu.be/sDsy_MdP4gE ☞ More in...

15th Annual New Media Film Festival® Offers a Unique Look Into the Future

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Los Angeles,– As the New Media Film Festival® (NMFF) marks its 15th year of innovation and storytelling excellence, anticipation builds for a groundbreaking event on June 5-6, 2024, in the heart of Los Angeles. A prestigious panel of judges from Marvel, HBO, PBS, BBC, Grammys, Emmys, Simon & Schuster, and Rolling Stone will give out $45,000 in awards and evaluate creator submissions from over 20 countries that explore visions of the future through AI, animation, virtual reality,...

San Diego International Kids' Film Festival Retrospective

San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival has come to a successful conclusion. It was an incredible three days filled with an international slate of films. The festival began with the animation block. Jeong-Byeon-Ji Kim, winner of the Best Directing in a Short Film Award for Hana Meets Hana, flew out all the way from South Korea to attend. The writer and director of Amazing Petunia’s Adventures, the Best Animated Short winner, also attended. It was great to hear their experien...

Call for Entry - the 9th Hollywood International Diversity Film Festival

Call for entries: The 9th season of the Hollywood International Diversity Film Festival is now accepting entries! A celebration of the values of Southern California and the future of film from around the world, reflecting the diversity of our region. The Hollywood International Film Festival will screen independent films with an emphasis on promoting female and culturally diverse voices. Top films and short films will be considered by Hollywood professionals at representation and produc...

Celebrate Diversity in Film! 12th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival - Call for Entries

INDIE FILMMAKERS … Do you have an awesome film? Celebrate Diversity in Film with New York City's WINTER FILM AWARDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL   All Genres - Shorts - Features Animation - Horror - Music Video - Documentary Drama - Comedy - Web Series - Experimental - Student Work   Winter Film Awards is New York City -- showcasing the eclectic diversity and excitement of the independent arts world. The Fest celebrates the outstanding work of emerging filmmakers in a...

„When the Woodlark Sings“ – Semi-Finalist at the Blow-Up Arthouse Filmfest in Chicago

Our film "When the Woodlark Sings" was selected at the BLOW-UP ARTHOUSE FILMFEST in CHICAGO and it became the SEMI-FINALIST Status! The festival describes itself as follows: "The festival would like to approach the caliber of films made by such great directors as Eisenstein, Antonioni, Fellini, Tarkovsky, Godard, Truffaut, Pasolini, Kurosawa, Buñuel, Norshteyn." - Wow! We are overjoyed and grateful! Great thank goes to the cast and crew as well as our supporters! ...

Final Deadline for the 7th Hollywood International Diversity Film Festival

The final deadline is approaching for the 7th celebration of the values of Southern California, celebrating the future of film from around the world and reflecting the diversity of our region. The Hollywood International Film Festival will screen independent films from around the world in the heart of Hollywood, with an emphasis on promoting female and culturally diverse voices. Top films and short films will be considered by Hollywood professionals at representation and production comp...

Cittador International Film Festival - Winners 2022

      Winners 2022 Jury Awarded Films   Best Narrative Short – Jury Award “The Pencil“ by Alexandre Mahutte, Canada Jury´s Statement ...

Regular submissions deadline TODAY!

  Attention independent filmmakers! Mirror Mountain Film Festival’s regular submission deadline is TODAY!   We want to see the most creative, groundbreaking, outrageous and personal films out there, so if you have an original drama, documentary, animation, experimental, music video, dance film, interactive media, or something different altogether, visit our website for more info! http://bit.ly/1DsPZy7 ...

„When the Woodlark Sings“ – Award Winner on the Europe Film Festival U.K. in London

Our film "When the Woodlark Sings" was selected on the Europe Film Festival U.K. in London and it is Jury Diamond Award Winner as BEST FIRST-TIME DIRECTOR in the category Feature! The film director Ana Bilic is delighted and very happy and we – as a team – are thrilled and thankful! Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/oXuEJiN3rD0 More information: https://heidelerche-film.cittador.com   ...

Cittador International Film Festival´s Poster

  The beautiful poster for the film festival was designed by Ana Bilic and Danilo Wimmer and you can view it in high resolution on the film festival website.  Website: https://iff.cittador.com Submission via Filmfreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/CittadorInternationalFilmFestival   ...

Cittador International Film Festival has live screening!

The live screening of the Cittador Film Festival 2022 will be held in the beautiful Studio Kino Lugner City Vienna on December 27, 2022. We show premiered short films up to 10 minutes in length. Entries are possible until December 15, 2022.  More info on:https://iff.cittador.com and on https://filmfreeway.com/CittadorInternationalFilmFestival   ...

Cinema Danieli – An Unforgettable Story - best party in Venice for Julianne Moore hosted by Variety magazine and Hotel Danieli

The best party took place in Venice just before the Mostra del Cinema starts. The evening, titled this year “Cinema Danieli – An Unforgettable Story,” has become a huge success and a festival tradition dating back 13 years. The event is dedicated to the head of the jury, hosted and promoted by the Variety magazine in collaboration with the prestigious Hotel Danieli, which turns 200 this year. The event was organised this year by Eva Reidt, Markting Executive at Hotel Danieli ...

BKK DOC 2022, documentaries competing for an Official Selection

The competition is on for a selection, and an award, at the 2022 edition of BKK DOC, Bangkok International Documentary award and film festival. Hundreds of submissions have been received since January, the call for entries for features closing late July.                              Facing an increasing large amount of submissions for short documentary categories, the management team has decided to cr...

Earlybird submissions deadline today!

  Are you an independent filmmaker with a unique creative voice? Mirror Mountain Film Festival’s earlybird deadline is TODAY!   We’re searching for the most groundbreaking, outrageous, personal, innovative and audacious films out there, so if you’ve got an original narrative, documentary, animation, experimental, music video, dance film, interactive media or something different altogether, visit our website for info on how to submit!   Info: http://bit.ly/...

The Best Indie Films came to NYC in June 2022

The 14th Annual New York City Independent Film Festival was a great success !  We all had a great time and saw a lot of great films and made new connections!  Here are some of the great photos from the Opening and Closing Party. Here are some photos form the Opeing Party! Here are some photos from the Closing Party! Now is a great time to submit to the 2023 New York City Independent Film Festival! ...

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