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Winning Filmmaker Receives $50,000! Launch Your career!

Get your next project funded!  Peer based judging to determine who wins the funding.  We launch soon!   ...

Short Film Funding is HARD!

Short film funding is hard! Not any longer! Writers and Filmmakers uses a peer based funding model! Check us out! We Fund Writers and Filmmakers! Writers judge filmmakers, filmmakers judge writers! Winning writer gets their script made by the winning filmmaker! The writer gets their script made and they get paid. The filmmaker gets funded to shoot it! Very limited entries and everyone gets lots of coverage of their work!   The winning filmmaker wins $50,000 (Feature) or $25,000 (Sh...

Yorkton Film Festival

The Yorkton Film Festival is pleased to be entering its 67th year, cementing it's status as North America's longest running film festival.

Kicking off on Thursday, May 22nd with it's Opening Night Screening; the Yorkton Film Festival remains one of Canada's premiere festivals for short Canadian film. Explore our world class workshops and panels, our unique mini-cinema screening atmosphere, and our programmed screenings during the day. On Friday, May 23rd, experience our unique Lobsterfest event; a world class East Coast dinner, with a side order of 'western' style skeet shooting!

Capped off on Saturday, May 24th with our Golden Sheaf Awards Gala. Enjoy a delicious gourmet dinner, and watch us celebrate the best in Canadian short cinema.

Who is Funding Shorts?

WRITERS AND FILMMAKERS.COM - THAT'S WHO! We Fund Writers and Filmmakers! Writers judge filmmakers, filmmakers judge writers! Winning writer gets their script made by the winning filmmaker! The writer gets their script made and they get paid. The filmmaker gets funded to shoot it! Limited entries and everyone gets coverage of their work! The winning filmmaker wins $50,000 (Feature) or $25,000 (Short) to shoot one of the top 10 scripts. WInning writer receives $20,000 (Feature) or $10,00...

Loch Ness Film Festival


Loch Ness Film Festival (SCIO) is a small and independent grassroots film festival held at loch ness near Inverness in Scotland from July 25-27h 2014. The Festival is a registered Scottish Incorporated Charity, Charity Number SC042926. All screening and events taking place during the festival are free entry.

This is a fun and friendly film festival and there will be no competitions or awards at this,it is the chance for filmmakers of all ages and background to meet each other and network and also the chance for film enthusiasts and the local community and tourists to get involved and enjoy the event and friendly atmosphere.

Submissions are open and seeking for short films from length of 1 minute to a maximum of 15 minutes, entry fee is £10 paid via paypal from our official website where we have our guidelines highlighted on our submission page with paypal link and a one page pdf entry form to fill in post along with your film on dvd for us to watch. The deadline is MAY 16TH.

About the format of the festival is we screen short film blocks, one on the Friday night at the Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge from 7pm til 8.30pm then a feature film and feature short from 9pm. On the Saturday at the Craigmonie Theatre we screen 2 short film blocks, one at 3pm-5pm and one at 7-9pm.

On the Sunday and last day of the 3 day festival we host a guerrilla filmmaking day in the hills of loch ness at the Abriachan Hall aimed mainly at kids and families where we teach and try and make short fun films by the children attending from 12-3pm, a good old fashioned scottish barbecue from 3-4pm and then screening in the hall from 4-5pm a series of shorts made by children from loch ness, inverness and surrounding areas.

Submit your next project to the Seattle Shorts Film Festival!

The 4th annual Seattle Shorts Film Festival is now accepting submissions of 30 minutes or less in the following categories Narrative, Documentary, Animation and "College Student Shorts" featuring a rolling fee of just $10.00 including photocopy of college ID. Don't miss the chance to screen your film in front of an international audience November 8th, 2014 at the SIFF Cinema. This year the Seattle Shorts Film Festival, is also featuring all-star jury including actress Venus DeMilo...

The Sun and the Wind

Director: Thanasis Neofotistos.
A woman is walking carefree in the fields, collecting flowers and windmills, completely clueless about what is going to happen to her when the sun and the wind fight over who is stronger. They will both attempt to undress her. Each one uses his strongest assets. The first one uses his force, the second one his warmth. Who will be the winner? A fairy-tale inspired by Aesops fable The Sun and the Wind along with the poetry of George Drosinis.

Can Hollywood make a creative movie?

Seriously, can they? I havent seen a blow me away film since Pulp Fiction, Fight Club and Matrix. Where are they layered films that are both engaging, smart and compkicated enough to stimulate our brains, challenge our ideas and kick ass!!! We put the d in fun! Writers and ...


Trailer for MANHATTAN SHORT 2013. Edited by Vito DeCandi at Radical Media



Join us September 23 to October 2, 2016 when over 100,000 film lovers in over 250 cities gather in Cinemas, Museums and Universities for one view and vote on the Finalist's Films in the 19th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.

MANHATTAN SHORT is not a touring Festival; rather, it is an instantaneous celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films to great venues and allowing the audiences to select their favorites. If the Film Festival experience truly is about getting great works in front of as many eyes as possible, MANHATTAN SHORT offers the ultimate platform -- one that sees its films screened in Sydney, Mumbai, Moscow, Kathmandu, Vienna, Cape Town to cinemas in all fifty states of the United States and beyond -- Venues for 2016 Click Here for a list of cinemas taking part in 2016

Regular Deadline July 31, 2016

We will be on FOX TV!!!

We applied and were accepted on a Crowd Funding Television show! We don't actually need funding, but love the exposure! Writers and will be featured on FOX 29-WUTV Sunday the 29th at 11:30am!  RIGHT BEFORE NFL SUNDAY FOOTBALL! RIGHT BEFORE NFL SUNDAY FOOTBALL! RIGHT BEFORE NFL SUNDAY FOOTBALL!   We are slowly starting our marketing campaign...because the back-end of site is still under development! The Front facing is nice...chec...

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We Fund Writers and Filmmakers! Writers judge filmmakers, filmmakers judge writers!  Winning writer gets their script made by the winning filmmaker!


The Filmmaker Problem: Funding. The screenwriter Problem: Finding Production. Solution: Writers and ...

New York International Short Film Festival (NY Shorts Fest)

The NY Shorts Fest provides a showcase for the best short-form cinema and its creators in the world. Created by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences accredited Los Angeles International Short Film Festival.

We feel that short form cinema and its creators should have their own premiere film festival in New York deserving similar recognition given to the feature film and its creators.

The 3rd NY Shorts Fest will be held in May 2014. 

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Electric Indigo

Director: Jean-Julien Collette.

Indigo, a girl with a rather unusual route, mentally recalls her life from her birth till the event which led her to emancipate. She grew up in a family with two heterosexual fathers, Rubén, the Spaniard, and Tony, the American, united in the bonds of a non-carnal marriage, who had decided to raise their daughter together, born to a surrogate mother. But when she decides to get back Indigo, things get more complicated...

The Sleepwalker

Director: Maria Veselinova.

Young girl wakes up in the middle of the night in a hotel elevator. The same hotel where she and her boyfriend were invited on a wedding last evening. Unfortunately she is naked… and has no idea which her room is. Do you think she could get across the whole hotel without anyone spotting her?

CALL FOR ENTRIES OPEN at The World Arts Film Festival

World Arts Film Festival Early Bird Deadline Dec 17, 2013 All Ages and All Abilities Submit your short films today!  ...

Aesthetica Short Film Festival

Now an established and dynamic player on the UK film festival circuit, the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (7-10 November 2013) is a celebration of independent film from across the world, and an outlet for championing and supporting short filmmaking.

Spanning all genres including drama, documentary, animation, comedy, music video, thriller, experimental and artists’ film, the festival showcases films across 15 distinct and historic locations in the city of York. Moving between medieval halls, ancient city walls, galleries and museums, the festival invites visitors to create their own unique viewing experience.

ASFF also presents across York, a series of masterclasses and workshops with leading industry figures, working with such organisations as BAFTA, Channel 4, Film4, Warp Films, Raindance, Sheffield Doc/Fest and many more. There are also guest screenings, networking opportunities and special events throughout the weekend. For tickets and passes for these events please visit

Make YOUR Movie Contest on!

Project Greenlight Reincarnated!  Our winners make a MOVIE. "In Hollywood a script has a One in a Million chance at being produced. That sucks! At your script has a REAL chance at being made into a MOVIE! That does NOT suck!" Dear Screenwriters and Filmmakers, Let's face it.  We all just want to make movies.  Ever since we could remember.  We were kids with movie cameras making goofy projects with our friend...

NexT International Film Festival

NexT International Film Festival celebrates innovative and creative filmmaking from all around the 
world. Its mission is to discover and support emerging international film talents by promoting their 
works locally, nationally and internationally.
Festival dates
The 8th edition of NexT International Film Festival will take place in Bucharest, Romania, from April 3
to April 7, 2014.
The Festival program includes: 
1. an international competition of short and medium length films
2. several off-competition sections
3. seminars on film directing, sound-design, film production & distribution, script-writing etc.
4. special events (meet the artists, live concerts, exhibits, street events, parties etc.)

Dutch Mountain Film Festival

Dutch Mountain Film Festival (DMFF) is an independent festival with a diverse programme revolving around the theme of mountains. The festival is intended for film fanatics, mountaineers and lovers of the outdoors. It also caters for those who like arthouse film or extreme sports. The fourth edition will be held in Heerlen, the Netherlands on 8 February 2014. In addition to new and well-known mountain films, the festival will also have a varied programme of side events featuring mountain (related) activities, lectures, exhibitions and music.
Following a trial in 2007, the festival proper started in Heerlen in 2011. The third edition in 2013 was attended by almost one thousand visitors from all over the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.

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Toronto stands as the largest media market in Canada, it boasts the world-renowned Royal Ontario Museum, the massive Art Gallery of Ontario, the Soulpepper Theatre Company, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and now a premiere international short film festival. The inaugural Toronto International Short Film Festival, was held at the Carlton Cinema Theatres in downtown Toronto.   Toronto Shorts Fest provides a showcase for the best short-form cinema and its creators in the worl...


Director: Julia Kolesnik.

Musical film based on a short story by Anton Chekhov “The Chorus Girl”. Film action is transferred to modern days. Lisa is a puppet theatre actress. She has a big love appearing in her life. Stanislav is handsome, courteous and cheerful. He seems to adore Lisa. Once, when Lisa and Stanislav are celebrating their first small anniversary, a woman in tears appears at Lisa’s door. She introduces herself as Stanislav’s wife. But who is she really and what does she really want?