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Director: Simon Welch.

Sequences of a contemporary Cinderella practising a Bach prelude and struggling to keep up with the tyrannical precision of metronomic rhythm are juxtaposed with images of her daily life, thereby generating the soundtrack for her own “film”. The metronome precisely beats time in a mechanical rather than a “musical” manner and may be a help or hindrance to development. The repetitious nature of piano practice suggests that the girl’s existence is also repetitive and that negative aspects of her relationship with her mother may be a prelude for future relationships. 

NYC Independent Film Festival is Now Accepting Application For Your Short Film!

Hey filmmakers! If you have a short film under 10 minutes and you are looking to gather exposure, consider submitting it to the NYC Independent Film Festival. My name is Dan and I want to help you get your film into our festival. You can read about us on our website,, and you can contact me directly via email: So check us out, throw me a line and let's get your film screened at NYC Indie Film Festival! Cheers, Daniil Deych supe...

Reel Indie Film Fest (RiFF)

A key music world calendar event, Indie Week is embracing sight and sound with a companion program – the Reel Indie Film Festival.

The second edition of the festival takes place October 14th – 19th, 2014 in Toronto, a filmmaker’s mecca and media launchpad for some of the industry’s brightest young talent. This year the festival grows to include 2 more features, shorts and music videos.

RiFF seeks to cover the gamut of musical inspiration, from the teenage dream of following in the footsteps of the Rolling Stones, to using music as a platform for one’s thoughts and beliefs. Films that make us think, that move us, and that capture the essence of a band or song.

InterStellar Explained

First off...The Robot - Should win a award for best character. Oscar it up baby... Think about it. Ominious (intro), pleasant, comedic, heroic. DAMN, that's a good character.   3 physics points you should know about before/after/during watching interstellar:                                             1/Spacetime Spacetime is a word. Einst...

23rd Contravision International Film Festival

We are pleased to inform you that the 23rd International ContraVision Film Festival has launched its 2015 call for entries.

The deadline for submission is Monday, December 1st 2014.

There is no submission fee, just our own online entry form and upload.

The films should not be longer than 30 minutes and there are no restrictions regarding genre, style or topic.

You find the online submission form at

The 23rd ContraVision will run from March 20th until 28th 2015 at Cinema Central in Berlin, Germany. It presents action, comedy, horror, animation, romance... and more... from all over the world. The audience will vote the winners of the ContraVision Awards.

Black & White - International Audiovisual Festival

In May Porto opens its doors to the monochromatic aesthetics. The Black & White - International Audiovisual Festival, which receives video, audio and photographs in black and white, will take into competition works from all over the world.
With unique worldwide characteristics this initiative grew from the need to answer to the audience's growing sensitivity to black & white specificity, leaving behind the prejudice that relates this aesthetics with works of early cinema.
But the festival shows more than videos and photos in two colours, it also encourages the creation of sound environments referring to the black and white.
Over four days, several activities related to the audiovisual world will be carried out in addition to the competitions: artist talks, screenings and extensions from other international festivals. The nights will also be exciting with a broad cultural program.


International Film Festival of Prayag, is going to start its journey with the support of cine lovers across the world. The festival has been started by the persons having long associations with the industry under the ages of Z&Z MEDIA PVT LTD, a media production house based in Delhi, which is continuously working in this field from past 15 years. Short films have emerged as a universal experimental platform for both professional and amateur film makers alike. With proliferation of high quality digital technology at relatively low prices, every film enthusiast wants to embark on film making and short films are the first stepping stone in that effort. The IFFP 2015 is going to be a unique event because of its quality and excellence and undoubtedly for the place that we have decided- Allahabad,India

Allahabad ,also known as Prayag ,is a city in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and the administrative headquarters of the Allahabad District. As of 2013, Allahabad is the seventh most-populous city in the state and the thirty-sixth most-populous city in India, with an estimated population of 5.11 million in the city and 1.21 million in its metropolitan region. In 2011, it was ranked the world's 130th fastest-growing city. The city's original name – Prayaga, or "Place of Offerings" – comes from its position at the union of the Ganges, Yamuna and Sarasvati Rivers called “SANGAM”, It is the second-oldest city in India, and plays a central role in Hindu scriptures. Allahabad has hosted cultural and sporting events, including Kumbh Mela and the Indira Marathon. Although the city's economy was built on tourism, most of its income now derives from real estate and financial services. Film Stars like Amitabh Bachan, , Anubhav Sinha, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Shubha Mudgal, Jaddanbai ,Nargis etc also belong to Allahabad we hope it would be a great place to organize a film festival. The city has best connectivity of Airport and Railway so there would be no problem of transportation from any part of the world.

The Cinema Monster Film Festival

  MISSION The Cinema Monster is an international festival of films and animations, and the goal is to promote the art of contemporary film and animation as well as the traditional film and animation form, to encourage young filmmakers and independent productions, to cultivate the interest among the general public.   The Cinema Monster Film Festival is open to competitors from all-over the world with no exceptions. The Festival accept short films, animated films, experim...

DEADLINE - Call for Entries

The deadline for this year's McMinnville (Oregon, USA) Short Film Festival is Monday, September 15, 2014! Lots of great entries so far from all over so don't miss out - enter today!   ...

10 Ways to Make Distributors Totally Hate Your Guts - by Elliott Grove

We thought this was interesting! So we are sharing!     10 Ways to Make Distributors Totally Hate Your Guts by Elliot Grove   Here are 10 ways to really annoy distributors.   1) Make it nearly impossible for a distributor to see your film Let’s say a potential film buyer misses the one and only screening of&nbs...

Call for entry (short and feature films) - 16th edition

The 16th Edition of the Festival International du Film d'Aubagne will take place from 16 to 21 March 2015. Our Festival has 2 main axes : the young creation and the relation between music and image.  The Calls of Entries for the 2015 OFFICIAL COMPETITIONS are opened : FEATURE FILM OFFICIAL COMPETITION Opened to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd feature having a music score and completed after September 2013 Download the rules and the registration form ...

Awards of the 15th edition

FEATURE FILM COMPETITION Grand Prix for the Best Original Score HROSS i OSS (Of Horses and Men) Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson,  Music by David Thor Jonsson Reward valued at 2000€ Best Direction PETER FRANZEN for Tumman Veden Päällä (Above Dark Waters) Best Script L'ARBITRO Script & Direction by Paolo Zucca & Barbara Alberti Best Actress  IOANA FLORA in A Long Story Best Actor OZ ZEHAVI in Paradise Cruise Best Film&...


Reel Indie Film Fest Deadline Fast Approaching DEADLINE: JUNE 30 RiFF is looking for submissions for the 2014 edition of the festival. The companion festival to Indie Week, celebrates independent music and movies. Filmmakers and music makers are invited to submit their films (documentary, feature and short length) and music videos at RiFF offers filmmakers and musicians a one of a kind place to screen their films and network with industry profe...


The A-List Hollywood Film Advertising Craft Awards & Festival is inviting the creative’s from the advertising industry to submit their short film and music video for festival inclusion. All categories are welcome including narrative, documentary, music video, animation and branded content. All entries will be screened during the festival. www.TheAList.Net ...

Hamburg Celebrates Short Film

All award winners of the 30th Hamburg International ShortFilmFestival and the 16th Mo&Friese Children’s ShortFilmFestival Hamburg The juries and the audiences have made their decisions. At the award ceremony at the Halle 5 of the festival centre Kolbenhof, the winners of the 30th Hamburg International Short Film Festival will be awarded. The main award, the Hamburg Short Film Award for the International Competition, goes to Joel Wanek’s ›Sun Song‹. I...

Second edition of the International Festival of Short Fiction Films from the Islands of the World: Courts des îles

The APICA, an association for the promotion of images, creation, and the arts, based in French Polynesia organizes from March 7th to 15th, 2015 the second edition of the International Festival of Short Fiction Films from the Islands of the World: Courts des îles, in Papeete, Tahiti (French Polynesia).

The perspective of island directors at the heart of the “Courts des îles” Festival

The APICA wishes to highlight island sensitivities from all over the world through their audiovisual and cinematic creations, by gathering them around a unique event: The International Festival of Short Fiction Films from the Islands of the World, Courts des îles.

From Java to Madagascar, from Iceland to New Zealand, from the Bahamas to Guadeloupe, from Hawaii to Tasmania… Courts des îles hopes to be an open window on island cultures, singular of pluralistic, a link between these young creators, directors from the islands of the world who tell us their stories.

Celebrating the islands of the world through a specific form of expression: short fiction films

A space for creation, experimentation, a genuine springboard for young creators, but also a formidable means to develop personal projects, short fiction films are pregnant with promise for film production worldwide, and generate great interest today from the public as well as broadcasters.

The Courts des îles Festival explores the richness, the diversity, and the uniqueness of island authors and directors’ imagination through this specific form of expression, in a different way than documentaries, which are more anchored in the real world.

A place of discovery and sharing around island creativity

A veritable journey around the world of island creativity: from Europe to Asia, from America to Oceania, and through Africa, Courts des îles is also a place of exchange and sharing for festival attendees, who will be able to contrast their experiences, their points of mutual interest, and their differences during workshops, round tables, and conferences organized around the themes of screenwriting, directing, and producing short fiction films.

Beyond the screening of short fiction films from the islands of the world, the Courts des îles Festival will give pride of place to a different island every year through the best short films that are produced there. For this second edition, New Zealand will be the guest of honor of the International Festival of Short Fiction Films from the Islands of the World.

Entering the “Courts des îles” Festival

Only a film whose director was born on an island may be in competition at the Courts des îles Festival. Registrations for the competition can be made on the,,, or website, and by post, until december 31th, 2014, at midnight. Registered films will be shown to a pre-selection committee, who will determine which films are selected. Titles of films entered into the competition will be revealed on February 16th, 2014.

For movies wishing to compete for the ” First movies ” Courts des îles prize, the director of the work must have realized no more than two movies submitted to an international festival of short films of fiction. The works produced within the framework of a school or of a formation can compete to the ” First movies ” Courts des îles prize.

Films in competition will be submitted to a vote by the public, for the length of the Festival, from Mrch 7th to 15th, 2015, and by a jury made up of professionals from the audiovisual sector and the international film industry. Five prizes, representing a total amount of 18,675 Euros (international flights for stranger competitors included), will be awarded:

  • the “Courts des îles” Grand Prix,
  • the “Courts des îles” Best Screenplay Prize,
  • the “Courts des îles” Coup de coeur Prize.
  • the “Courts des îles” First film Prize.
  • the Courts des îles” Audience Award.

The Awards Ceremony, during which the winners are announced, will be held on Marh 14th, 2015.


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shnit International Shortfilmfestival

As ambitious as it is unforgettably bold, shnit International Shortfilmfestival unfolds simultaneously in multiple cities on five continents, bringing together more than 30,000 filmmakers and film lovers in ways rarely experienced elsewhere on the festival circuit. Over its 12 days, shnit celebrates more than 200 short films of all genres and styles and gives away US$100,000 in cash prizes. 


Information, registration and regulations: 

M.U.F.F. Films to Screen at Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis.

Minneapolis (May 2-4, 2014 Mpls Convention Center)    MINNEAPOLIS-- the Minneapolis Underground Film Festival teams up with Wizard World Comic Con, the world's largest pop culture convention, for a 90 minute film presentation from it's festival archives.    The Minneapolis Underground Film Festival promises to continue to wow audiences with innovative underground horror and sci-fi films along with music videos by award winning independent direc...

THE END OF FACEBOOK. Ever thought of paying facebook to 'boost' or promote your film and get more likes? THINK AGAIN!

Watch this crazy video and learn how FB is deliberately diluting your fb likes with fake people to reduce your organic reach, even if you pay to 'boost' your likes/fan page. Crazy! ...

THE END OF FACEBOOK. Ever thought of paying facebook to 'boost' or promote your film and get more likes? THINK AGAIN!

Watch this crazy video and learn how FB is deliberately diluting your fb likes with fake people to reduce your organic reach, even if you pay to 'boost' your likes/fan page. Crazy! ...

Weinstein Company and Lexus present the Short Film Series "LIfe Is Amazing" - with Tim Burton and Five Emerging Filmmakers

So much red carpet action and more film surprises to come at Cannes 2014! We simply adore filming and easily amass so much footage it is hard to believe we can unearth undiscovered gems deep in the recesses of our hard drives.. Here is one such newly discovered piece filmed at Cannes Film Festival 2013  with Harvey Weinstein, Tim Burton and five emerging filmmakers - up close and personal talking about their venture into short film making. A film series LIFE IS AMAZING presented by Lexus. ...