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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.

SHORTSTV™ & Magnolia Unveil “THE 2020 OSCAR® NOMINATED SHORT FILMS” in Jan.

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Corresondent Did you know that short films are among the fastest growing, must-make filmed entertainment circling around Hollywood right now? This is because shorts serve as a calling card, demo reel, and quick-hit to bundle for streamers and theatrical venues alike.  ShortsTV™ is "the pioneering platform dedicated to short entertainment, which has now partnered with Magnolia Pictures to unspool “THE 2020 OSCAR® NOMINATED SHORT FILM...

STIFF FILM FESTIVAL /SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE MAY 15th

STIFF- Student International Film Festival is calling on all student and debutant filmmakers to submit their films for the 6th STIFF which will take place from 17th to 20sth October 2019 in Rijeka, Croatia.  As part of the program during five successful years so far, the festival screened over 300 most recent student fiction, documentary and animation films from around the world. The deadline for registration and delivery of materials is May 15th, 2019. Every year STIFF has a theme. We ...

STIFF - Student International Film Festival

STIFF (Oct 17th – Oct 20th 2018) is an international festival dedicated to student and debutant films. Its purpose is to connect the audiences with the best works of the student and debutant film from all over the world. Its goal is to strengthen the local film production by creating networking opportunities and showing the work of film art which inspires new ideas.

The Student International Film Festival – STIFF – is organised by Filmaktiv and Student Cultural Centre (SKC) in cooperation with Art-kino Rijeka. It is supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Society of Croatian Directors, City of Rijeka, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, University of Rijeka and the “Kultura nova” Foundation.

The festival will take place in its usual venue, Art-kino Croatia in Rijeka and the entrance to all the programmes is free!

As part of the program during five successful years so far, the festival screened over 300 most recent student fiction, documentary and animation films from around the world. The deadline for registration and delivery of materials is May 15th, 2019.

 









 

 


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Hello Film Makers, due to an overwhelming number of requests for us to accept feature length films we have decided to do just that!  Below are the new deadline dates and fees for our upcoming festival... submit away!!!     Forty and Over Film Festival (hereafter: “FOFF”) competition is open to the United States and International entries to writers or directors 40 years of age and over only. All other participants (i.e. actors, crew, producers, etc.) c...

Entries are now open for the Purple Turtle Short Film Festival, Agnes Water/1770, Qld, Australia

Entries are FREE and now Open closing August 31, 2019       http://purpleturtleshortfilmfestival.com.au/ Purple Turtle Short Film Festival 2019   What Inspires You     The aim of our festival is to bring people together and stimulate connection through inspirational short films. We realise that the pieces of us fit together not apart, so the festival asks "What is it like to be you?" We invite you to come on a journey with us...

Forty And Over Film Festival

The Forty and Over Film Festival is open for submissions for its first Annual Film Festival! A festival that caters to writers or directors who are 40 years of age and older. We are looking for those talented storytellers who bring their life experience to the cinema.  The subject matter can be any genre, subject matter or style.  Films must have been written by or directed by someone 40 years or older. Early deadline is March 15, 2019.  (Crew, Cast, Producers, etc. can be of any age)  Submissions are exclusive thru FilmFreeway at https://filmfreeway.com/FortyandOverFilmFestival.  

Located in the North Hollwood Arts District in Los Angeles, CA., the Forty and Over Film Festival is surrounded by the all that Hollywood has to offer, from Major Studios, television networks to some of the best restaurants in the world.  

www.fortyandoverfilmfestival.com

ZShorts International Film Festival + ShortFilmBingeWatch

How many short films can you watch at one sitting? Come to the ShortFilmBingeWatch and find out.  FilmMakers submitted over 200 short films from 30 countries from which the "Official Selections" were judged and selected.  You will have the opportunity to view almost five (5) hours of excellent films.

Important note: Your ticket will allow you to come and go as you please.  There will also be a food truck on site for when you want to take a food break.

The Gala Awards Evening -- an exciting red-carpet event -- will begin screening at 7 PM with red carpet activities starting one hour earlier.  FilmMakers will be there!  VIPs will be there!  Media will be there!  

The "Finalists"' short films -- including the Finalists of the 2018 North American Students 3-Minute Film Competition --  will be screened and awards will be announced.  There will be a lot of buzz!!

The Festival will be hosted at the magnificent and historic 808-seat Marjorie Luke Theatre in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA.

We look forward to celebrating FilmMaker excellence with you!

You have four ticket options.
  [1] ShortFilmBingeWatch (1:30 to 6:30 PM. Come and go as you please) - $10.00 **.
  [2] Gala Awards Evening (7 to 9 PM. Red carpet opens at 6 PM) - $20.00 **
  [3] All Day Festival Pass (1:30 to 9:00 PM) - $25.00 **
  [4] VIP Festival Pass (All Day Pass + VIP AfterParty) - $50.00
** = All tickets are General Admission. There is an additional 50% Discount for Students, Seniors and Veterans.
(Note: No discount for VIP Festival Pass)

More Info: http://www.ZShorts.com

Ticketing Website: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4047039

OPEN CALL - SUBMIT - LOST WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

OPEN CALL for SHORT FILM submissions to: PALEOCHORA LOST WORLD SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Submit via Film Freeway Click this link to submit: https://filmfreeway.com/PaleochoraLostWorldShortFilmFestival   ...

Festival CinemaZERO: hyper-independent film contest

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CinemaZERO rejects, and in its own way reverses, the industrial cinema formulas both in the means of production and in the aesthetic and narrative models followed: it looks for an artisanal and experimental approach to the video work, demonstrating an individual and autonomous research on one’s own idea of cinema and on language, on themes, on structure, on direction and/or on the realization of one’s own work. All those productions realized in imitation of abused industrial and...

7th Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival-2018

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7th Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival-2018   Entries Open: Shorts films, Animation, Documentaries & Music Videos.   Submission deadline: 06 July 2018   To submit entry visit: http://miniboxoffice.com/kolkatashortsinternationalfilmfestival   For Participation Email: info.kolkata@miniboxoffice.com   ...

Get feedback on your film!

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ADVANTAGES Ten reasons to be part of Short Movie Club Film Festival CONSIDERATION Your film is placed greater focus on and given due consideration    SHOWING The films are screened at National Centre for Contemporary Arts    TRAVEL Discover the Belarus, white point on the Europian map    FILM INDUSTRY PARTNERS One of the leading studios in Eastern Europe «BELARUSFILM» opens gates   REVIEW ...

How to Stay Updated

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It can be hard to keep track of deadlines when you're deep into your creative process. One of the best ways to stay updated is to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.  We post weekly reminders on deadlines and just general messages encouraging you to get your short comedy ready for submission!  Additionally, we post articles from your fave sources with the latest news in comedy film- which can certainly serve as a nice break from working hard on your film's final tou...

Earlybird Deadline: August 25, 2018

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You know what's not funny? Missing the deadline to submit your film to the NYC Short Comedy Film Festival! Earlybirds make sure to mark August 25, 2018 on your calender!  But remember!!! Films MUST be 20 minutes or less! Keep it brief, people. To submit, visit: https://filmfreeway.com/NYCSCFF Visit our website to check out photos and learn more about us: http://nycscff.com/ Follow us on Twitter for fun comedy news and other important updates/reminders: https://tw...

ICELAND CALLING!

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The 2018 Northern Wave International Film Festival, takes place in a tiny fishing village in North-western Iceland at The Freezer Hostel in the town of Rif. The festival is now open for submission for all genres of International short films. For further information, please go to the festival website www.northernwavefestival.com  ...

MIFF 2018, IV

MIFF 2018, IV Besides the competitive section, Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) 2018 will screen national and international films in the Prism category. A list of twenty films has been released in the International category under Prism. They are divided into three categories: Animation, short fiction up to 45 minutes in length, and documentaries of any duration. National selection will follow in the next update. LIST OF FILM SELECTED FOR INTERNATIONAL PRISM SECTION...

Future Femme Film Fest

Hey,
 
We wanted to let y'all know about our forthcoming film festival.
 
We are a: film festival/streaming channel/music and multidisciplinary season of events. 
 
A little bit about us:
 
The Future Femme Manifesto
 
A future femme is someone who doesn't ask for permission.
A future femme knows her worth, her value, and her goals.
A future femme doesn't need anyone to open doors for her.
A future femme doesn't take no for an answer.
A future femme ignores an irrelevant establishment.
A future femme creates iconic, inspirational content on no one's terms but her own.
 
Future femmes make movies.
Future femmes make history.
 
Are you a future femme? Join us now.
 
Future Femme Film Fest
 
Anyone who identifies as a Future Femme may enter. (women, men, non-binary, trans) 
 
The Future Femme Film Festival is now open.
 
Does your movie: elevate future femme perspectives, support the advancement of future femme talent, and empower future femmes through cinema?
 
Enter now: Future Femme Film Fest
 
Here’s a special 50% off code for entry at Film Freeway. Use FFFfriends here at https://filmfreeway.com/FutureFemmeFest.

South African HORRORFEST hits 13th edition!

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Greetings! This Halloween season the independent Labia Theatre in Cape Town will be the location for our annual South African Horrorfest FilmFestival for the 13th time! Access us at: www.horrorfest.info www.facebook.com/SouthAfricanHorrorfest https://twitter.com/SAhorrorfest https://www.instagram.com/terminatryx   p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; line-height: 14.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; color: #1d2129; -webkit-text-stroke: #...

19th cellu l'art Short Film Festival Jena

Every April, cellu l’art Short Film Festival presents international short films in Jena, Central Germany. This young and vibrant university city comes alive with screenings and events revolving around shorts from all genres: fiction, animation, documentary and experimental. Films from all over the world compete in the international competition while an annual country focus programme allows the viewers to get to know the (short film) culture of a specific country. In 2017, cellu l’art presented stories from Iran, delving into propaganda, underground cinema and official fiction films. The programme for the upcoming edition focuses on Scotland. Special interests can be satisfied in programmes for horror films, queer films and more.

cellu l’art started out as a project by media science students in 1999 and has since grown rapidly and dynamically, becoming more diverse and more international while still retaining a loveable, friendly ambience. Traditionally, the festival begins with an open air event with live music and short films. The award ceremony on Saturday has become the highlight of the festival week. The handing out of the awards by the professional jury and the youth jury is accompanied by the screening of the awarded films.

Volksbad (a former public bath house turned cultural venue) has been the main spot of the festival for a few years now and makes for a special atmosphere for cinematic adventures.

Internet Film Festival

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The Internet Film Festival will be held December 1-2, 2018.  Call for submissions is now open.  With 23 categories, your film will have a showcase. ...

10th Northern Wave International Short Film Festival

The Northern Wave International Film Festival will be celebrated from the 27tht to the 29th of October 2017 Rif in Iceland at the Freezer hostel and theatre. The philosophy of the festival, upon which its name is based, is Nouvelle Vague, or New Wave. Like Nouvelle Vague, Northern Wave attempts to revive the recognition of film making as an art form and the director as artist/author. An important goal of the festival is to develop relationships between experienced filmmakers and emerging filmmakers in Iceland and other countries. We are a  visionary festival that celebrates artistic and ground braking films by filmmakers who dare to take risks.

The festival consists of a short film (all genres) section and, for the first time ever in an Icelandic film festival, a music video section.  Bands will be encouraged to attend the festival and support their videos with a concert during the weekend. In this way, the musicians can make contacts with filmmakers and vice versa.

The Northern Wave weekend consist of a numerous screenings of a variety of international short films. The program also includes a lecture from a professional from the film industry, a fish soup competition at the local fish market and numerous concerts and events during the weekend.

CANNES NEWS: Seek Films’ “All of Me” By All Female Filmmaking Team Debuts At Cannes Marché du Film

Seek Films’ “All of Me,” a short film by director Daphne Schmon, will premiere at Cannes Marché du Film 2017. The film, created by an all-female team, will screen on Friday, May 26 at 8:30 PM at Olympia 2 (5 rue d’Antibes, Cannes 06400). (Festival badge or invitation is required for entry.)                             &nbs...

VOID International Animation Film Festival

A festival that is focused on pushing the boundaries of animation. The programme is 'filling the void' - bringing attention to the unused potential of the technique. Films are retrospective as well as premiering, and from any country.
 
VOID is screening films, inviting directors, and staging masterclasses and events. We are a competitive festival, giving out several short film awards.
 
We are looking forward to welcoming you as a guest or contributor, and once again share the stories that are brought to life only in animation!

MANHATTAN SHORT Oscar Qualifying Screenings

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Filmmakers who would like to get their short films qualified for the 2018 Academy Awards are urged to enter this year's MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival, which will not only screen to over 100,000 film buffs in over 250 cinemas across 6 continents, but will do a full week's run in one cinema in the county of Los Angeles. This theatre booking means every film selected as a finalist in the 2017 MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival is eligible to enter the Oscar Competition for 2018.  ...

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