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Films By Her Screening Event this December!

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We are spotlighting the best indie films by female filmmakers in Films By Her screening! Join us for a two hour screening of the best narrative shorts and animated works from the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Festival editions with your first drink on us! Buy your tickets today and enter automatically for a 2017 VIP pass raffle at the screening.  Lineup includes: Moral Compass Testimony Katyusha One Thousand and One Teardrops First Base MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED! Friday, Dec...

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

Founded by three local independent filmmakers, The Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema is the first and only film festival of its kind held in Kew Gardens, NYC, and its surrounding neighborhoods. Running for 10 days in August, the festival will showcase more than 100 films of all genres from around the world. Films will be shown at Queens' only operating art house theater—Kew Gardens Cinemas, located in the heart of Kew Gardens in Queens NY. The festival will culminate with a grand award ceremony gala on the rooftop penthouse of the world-famous Terrace on the Park, built for the New York World’s Fair in 1964. Conveniently located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, it features panoramic views of some of Queens' greatest landmarks, including the renowned Unisphere and the New York State Pavilion. Awards will honor the best films presented at the festival, and winners will walk away with beautiful statuettes. What makes our Festival stand out from the other opportunities available to filmmakers is that we are focusing on the TRULY independent film, not the film that is funded by the indie film division of a major studio. Nor are we focusing on what celebrity or 'name' actor may be in your film. We want to see the work of filmmakers and their teams who have poured their blood, sweat and tears into making their vision come to life. We are showcasing the best in all genres, including themes often overlooked by other major film festivals, like Horror, Sci-Fi, LGBT, Comedy, Animation and Experimental. We are a Film Festival founded by independent filmmakers, so we have a great understanding of the filmmaker needs when it comes to getting films made and in front of an audience. Along with filmmaker Q&A's after each screening, we will also be holding industry panels featuring some of the best names in independent cinema discussing their strategies, their struggles and how they broke into the film business. Other panels will consist of conversations with independent Producers, Casting Directors and Distributors. Our goal is to bring back and remind people why film festivals exist in the first place - which is to give otherwise unknown filmmakers the opportunity to screen their film in front of large audiences and have their work seen. In addition, we will be screening all our films in an actual operating Art House movie theater, unlike other festivals that show their films in screening rooms or otherwise other rented facilities that aren't prepared to screen films the way they should be. Upon acceptance each filmmaker will receive up to four (4) Filmmaker Badges that will allow access to all the screenings and panels being held throughout the festival, along with exclusive access to our Filmmaker Cafe & Lounge. Filmmaker badge holders will also be entitled to a 5% discount on all merchandise being sold at the festival. All selected filmmakers and respective cast & crew will be given the opportunity to purchase Gala Award tickets at a 30% discount. Opening night will consist of a meet the filmmakers mixer, where filmmakers will have the opportunity to network and promote their film with other festival attendees. Certain selected films to be featured in our Festival Spotlight programming will have a red carpet premiere as well as an after party hosted by the festival. Our Opening and Closing night films will consist of specially invited premieres following a red carpet event. While the festival will not be offering transportation or lodging for its inaugural year, through our sponsors we will be offering discounts and coupon codes to be used towards Hotel accommodations and commuting. We guarantee to have distributors and producers in attendance alongside our selected panel of industry professionals who make up our Jury. Winners for every category will each be receiving a personally engraved unique statuette. Industry guests who have expressed interest in participating in our festival are Lloyd Kaufman, founder of TROMA films; Larry Fessenden, actor/writer/director/producer with Glass Eye Pix; Joe Minion, writer of Vampires Kiss, After Hours. Our Festival will be taking place in Kew Gardens Queens in NYC, USA. Our venue, THE KEW GARDENS CINEMAS is Queens' only art house theater dedicated solely to playing independent and foreign films. Named one of the top 7 theaters in Queens, the theater was built in the 1930's and it is one of the oldest movie theaters still operating in NYC. A little known area of NYC, Kew Gardens and its surrounding neighborhoods - Forest Hills, Rego Park, Woodhaven and Glendale - are a major stomping ground for most television shows being shot today in New York. Not only is Kew Gardens known as the neighborhood that raised comedians Rodney Dangerfield and Ray Romano, but just a few minutes away is the recently built Broadway Stages. This area of Queens has now been featured in several blockbuster Hollywood films like The Babysitter, Goodfellas and Spiderman as well as major Network TV shows including- Daredevil, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, The Get Down, Luke Cage and SNL.

2016 Chicago International Film Festival

Once again I had the pleasure of attending the Red Carpet event at the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival this month. There were several stars in attendance. Aside from the local celebrities like Chaz Ebert and Michael Kutza there were some big names: French director Claude Lelouch, French actress Valerie Perrin, actor Chin Han from Singapore, actor Michael Rooker, director John McNaughton and last but not least Geraldine Chaplin.     ...

Film Budgeteers Award at the New York City Independent Film Festival

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Film Budgeteers is awarding all winners at the 2017 New York City Independent Film Festival with gift cards to create an introductory budget for your film! Visit http://bit.ly/1Jcd2Q1 to submit today.  ...

Film Budgeteers Award at the New York City Independent Film Festival

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Film Budgeteers is awarding all winners at the 2017 New York City Independent Film Festival with gift cards to create an introductory budget for your film! Visit http://bit.ly/1Jcd2Q1 to submit today.  ...

Call for 2017 Film Submissions

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The 2017 Women's Voices Now (WVN) Online Film Festival Submissions Open: October 17, 2016, 9AM PST Submissions Close: February 6, 2017, 11:59PM PST Official Selections Notified: February 10, 2017 Online Film Festival: March 8, 2017- April 5, 2017, 11:59PM PST Award Winners Notified: April 12, 2017   Contact: wvnff2017@womensvoicesnow.org $10,000 IN CASH PRIZES Submit your film here: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/WomensVoicesNow The 2017 Women's Voices Now (WVN) Onl...

CALL FOR ENTRIES - 2017 ART OF BROOKLYN FILM FESTIVAL

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CALL FOR ENTRIES! Submissions are now open for the 7th Annual Art of Brooklyn Film Festival (June 7-11, 2017.) AoBFF is the only independent, international festival in the world exclusively devoted to Brooklyn film and media. We program films of all lengths and genres that have a connection to the BK scene through cast/crew, production, or location. AoBFF is a creative hub, platform and showcase for independent film and media makers in Brooklyn and around the world. We partner with film dis...

NYC Independent Film Festival's 2nd Annual Sketch Comedy Category

Show off your comedic chops for our second annual Short Sketch Comedy category! Submit today for your chance to perform a sketch on our stage as a finalist and win a SONY Catalyst Production Suite if you win Best Sketch Comedy! Visit http://bit.ly/1Jcd2Q1 for all info.   ...

Call for entries October 2016

Call for Entries for the 9th Fastnet Film Festival Announced, with an increased prize fund of €10,750. We are delighted to announce the 'Call for Entries' of the 9th Fastnet Film Festival, which will be held in Schull from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th of May 2017. All submission entries must have been completed no earlier than 1st January 2015 and not been entered into the festival in previous years. Submissions may be made through FilmFreeway, just follow the link https://film...

New awards announced for 2017 NYC Indie Film Festival!

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New prize alert! 2017 Best Director winner will leave NYC Indie Film Fest with a $1,000 cash prize! 2017 Best Actor and Actress winners will have a free year-long subscription of online classes with iActing Studios (750 USD value). Submit today for your chance to win! http://bit.ly/1Jcd2Q1 ...

Dance on Camera Festival

Inaugurated In 1971 And Co-Presented Annually With The Film Society Of Lincoln Center Since 1996, Dance On Camera Festival Remains The Longest-Running Dance Film Festival In The World, Providing A Platform For Choreographic Storytelling And Creative Expression, And Intimate Access To Innovative Media Artists And Their Cinematic Works.

NYC Indie Film Festival Chiller Thrillers Screening Event

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With All Hallows' Eve fast approaching, join us on October 28th for a night of Chiller Thrillers! A two hour screening of our favorite thrillers from the New York City Independent Film Festival, get into the Halloween spirit and watch some films with a drink on us.  Come in costume and you can win our Best Costume Contest and get a VIP all access pass for the 2017 New York City Independent Film Festival with all day entry for films and our events! Lineup includes:  Mauv...

Real Film Festival 2016

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Real Film Festival is back! The Real Film Festival is a three-day community, arts and Industry event showcasing documentaries, independent short and feature films based on true stories. The Program comprises of film screenings, Industry development workshops, panel discussions, networking events and film competitions for filmmakers of all ages and experience.
The Festival Program includes a variety of entertainment including the Opening Night Gala held at Tower Cinemas with a party to follow ...

Horror Trailer Festival

Have you ever watched a movie trailer and loved it only to be disappointed when you finally see the movie? Yeah, we have too. So this festival is dedicated to those great movie trailers that make us wish there was a movie. So send us your monsters, zombies, possession, and stalker trailer, we want them all. This is not a short film festival but rather a movie trailer festival. Which means we want commercials. The selected trailers will be screened at the historic Vista Theatre in Lo...

Early deadline fast approaching!!! August 31, 2016. Get your film in early and save! Be part of the excitement!

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Be part of the New York City Independent Film Festival! The 8th Annual NYC Indie Film Festival will take place May 2 - 7, 2017 and will present indie films fromaround the world, panels, live shows, parties, and more! NYCIndieFF celebrates the power of independent filmmaker and offers awards valued at over $12,000 USD. Submit your film today for your chance to win and join us in New York next spring! Early deadline ends Aug 31.   ...

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 36th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

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Submissions are now open for the 36th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, April 20 - May 6, 2017. Films made after January 1, 2016 are now being accepted for consideration. Presented by the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, MSPIFF is one of North America’s largest and longest-running film festivals. The festival annually features new films from more than 70 countries to an audience of over 45,000 and attracts around 250 visiting industry guests from around the wor...

Open Call for Dance Films and Digital Installations - BIDFF #2

Bucharest International Dance Film Festival (9-13 November 2016) invites film directors, choreographers, digital artists and other artists to submit their dance films and digital installations to the second edition of BIDFF. The deadline for the application is 1 September 2016. The competition is opened for fiction short dance films, documentaries, animations and installations with a prize pool of 3000 euro. However, off competition, BIDFF will showcase dance feature f...

Sydney FF 2016 opened last night

The 63rd Sydney Film Festival opened last night, June 8th, at the State Theatre with the world premiere of Australian film Goldstone.  Festival Director Nashen Moodley opened his fifth Festival along with Goldstone's director Ivan Sen, producers David Jowsey and Greer Simpkin, actors Aaron Pedersen, David Gulpilil, Michelle Lim Davidson and Tom E. Lewis.  NSW Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant greeted the audience and underlined that &ldqu...

NYC Indie Film Festival Partnering with InkTip for 2017 Fest!

We are looking forward to partnering with InkTip once again for the 2017 New York City Independent Film Festival! Finding good screenplays and professional writers is fast and easy on InkTip. Access is free to qualified producers, directors, agents, and managers. For more info visit http://bit.ly/1s5lhdV.      ...

SF3 - SmartFone Flick Fest is Open for Entries

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SF3 is Australia’s only international smartphone film festival for filmmakers of all ages and it is now open for entries! As long as your film is shot entirely on a smartphone or tablet and it is within the six and a half minute time limit your film is eligible for submission. Everyone has a great idea for a short film and a potential movie camera in their pockets so no excuses. Here’s your chance to start filming! Enter at www.sf3.com.au   SF3 - the SmartFone Fl...

Bilal: Animation Feature from the UAE at Cannes 2016 (Review)

  A seemingly conventional story for the eternal battle between good and bad transforms an ancient myth into an epic animation that can move both younger and older audiences.    Bilal is the story of a young slave who becomes the symbol of equality and freedom for his people, by turning against the tyrannic ruling of the wealthy and powerful and adopting a new faith. Originally inspired by one of the most widely known myths in Islam culture, this animation feature makes an at...

LA Film Festival 2016: Volunteer Orientations FINALLY Posted!

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Welcome to the 2016 LA Film Festival   The LA Film Festival will take place June 1 - 9, 2016.   In order for you to qualify to volunteer for the 2016 LA Film Festival, you must meet all of the following criteria:   1. Attend one MANDATORY Volunteer Orientation: Wednesday, MAY 18 - 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm Friday, MAY 20 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Location: ArcLight Culver City (9500 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232) Parking: The Arc...

The 2016 NYC Independent Film Festival Awards Winners!

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Congratulations to all the winners at the 7th Annual NYC Indie Film Festival! Thank you to all the talented filmmakers who participated in the 2016 edition. A special thank you to SONY, iActing Studios, International Screenwriters' Association, Final Draft, and GetFilming.com for providing prizes to our award winners! See below for the full list of awarded categories and winners.   Best Director Joey Lawrence, People of the Delta  Won Sony Vegas Pro 13 (599.95 USD val...

PUFF 2016 Call for Entires

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The Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival (PUFF) is now accepting feature length and short film submissions for 2016. The first year film festival aims to bring independent genre films to Center City Philadelphia.   Run by Fangoria writer Madeleine Koestner  and longtime pop culture blogger Alex Gardner, PUFF has been hosting monthly screenings at one of Philly's last video rental shops, CineMug. These screenings will culminate in a weekend-long festival that will feature a networki...

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