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Central States IndieFanFilmFest

CSIFFF 2019 will be held May. 28 - 31, 2019 with 3 full days of LIVE SCREENINGS at the plush and smoke-free Jumer's Casino in Rock Island, IL. Their fantastic viewing rooms and discounted room rates make for a great intimate festival experience. Quad Cities International Airport is minutes away, or visit CHICAGO on the weekend - Chicago's O'Hare and Midway International Airports are within a few hours drive!

CSIFFF celebrates the diversity of Americans and all human beings, so in addition to our general call for submissions, we are issuing a call for films with innovative, progressive and balanced stories from and concerning women, the LGBTQ community, seniors, and those of Latin, African, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Native American descent.

CSIFFF's RED CARPET AWARDS CEREMONY on Friday is an evening long event and a night to remember - with a four-course meal, table wines, film clips, photo ops, and awards throughout. You won't want to miss it!

CSIFFF is an International Film Festival that also celebrates the creative talent and diversity of the American Central States. We are dedicated to REAL INDIE FILMMAKERS - not the big studio spinoffs calling themselves as such. Central States Indie FanFilmFest is held in Rock Island, Illinois, which along with Davenport, Bettendorf and Moline make up the Quad Cities along the Mighty Mississippi River in America's heartland.

Although FILMS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM AROUND THE WORLD, additional categories are open for submissions from the following Central States: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin.. 

We are very excited to meet you and to review your creative gem. We understand how precious each film is to its creators and will work with you and the growing Central States Film Community to cultivate your craft in the coming months and years. OUR PROMISE - to diligently endeavor to empower INDEPENDENT filmmakers and celebrate film CREATIVITY and DIVERSITY in the Central States and around the world!

Indie Short Fest announces next live screening in Burbank

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March 29 is the date for the next live screening of Indie Short Fest, held at 1817 Film Studios in Burbank, California. An evening with 6 award-winning short films and respective directors and cast & crews in interaction with the audience. Learn more about Indie Short Fest in https://indieshortfest.com. ...

Indie Short Fest

IMDb qualifier Indie Short Fest (ISF-LA) is an LA-based international film competition with monthly live screenings in Burbank, CA.

ISF-LA is looking for independent projects from all genres, particularly low or no-budget ones, as well as from all countries, especially from those traditionally underrepresented in the global film industry.

Final deadline of ISA approaching in 1 day: Last monthly qualifier for 2019 ISA Annual Awards

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Join Round 12 (the last qualifier of 2019) and get ready for the ISA major annual party in Hollywood.     This is the last chance to compete for a place at the 1st Annual Gala of Independent Shorts Awards, in Los Angeles next April, 13-14, the celebration of the best of the best after one year of monthly competitions. Two days with over 200 guests from all over the world and the screening of almost 100 award-winning short films.   The nominations will be rel...

Independent Shorts Awards

IMDb qualifier's Independent Shorts Awards (ISA) is an international film festival, with monthly live screenings in Burbank, CA, and an annual live screening and awards event in North Hollywood, CA.

Each month, the submitted projects are judged by a random team of invited experts from academia and film industry, against a high standard of merit. The monthly winners are automatically qualified to compete and be screened at ISA annual event. Some of them are invited to be screened at the monthly event.

Every submission can add numerous additional judging categories.

 

Awards & Prizes

 

All entries are promoted through our social media and website with a dedicated page. 
For this purpose, we recommend that projects must be fully entered on FilmFreeway, including downloadable poster and trailer.

All projects officially selected in each month receive the Independent Shorts Awards laurel and certificate and are rated at their IMDb pages (if applicable). Also, some selected works will be reviewed by ISA team. These reviews are published on ISA website and shared at each film IMDb page (if applicable). Some filmmakers, screenwriters and actors/actresses are invited for an interview or to provide ISA with BTS material to be published also in ISA website.

Judges score quality and creativity of entries on a performance scale and winning entries are recognized and awarded monthly at four levels:

Platinum Awards, Gold Awards, Silver Awards, and Bronze Awards. 
It can be given also Honorable Mentions.

The awards by category: 
Best Short Script 
Best Narrative Short 
Best Indie Short 
Best Student Short 
Best Animation Short 
Best Documentary Short 
Best Experimental Short 
Best Microfilm 
Best Music Video 
Best Drama Short 
Best Comedy Short 
Best Dark Comedy Short 
Best Thriller Short 
Best Parody Short 
Best Horror Short 
Best Crime Short 
Best Film Noir Short 
Best Mystery Short 
Best Fantasy Short 
Best Sci-Fi Short 
Best Western Short 
Best Children Short 
Best LGBT Short 
Best Women Short 
Best Web Series/TV Pilot 
Best Web and New Media 
Best Mobile Short 
Best Drone Short 
Best First Time Director 
Best Young Filmmaker 
Best Director (Male) 
Best Director (Female) 
Best Student Director 
Best Acting Ensemble 
Best Acting Duo 
Best Actor 
Best Actress 
Best Child/Young Actor 
Best Child/Young Actress 
Best Cinematography 
Best Editing 
Best Sound Design 
Best Original Score 
Best Original Story 
Best Special FX 
Best Visual FX 
Best Trailer/Teaser

 

Rules & Terms

 

All genres are accepted with a maximum length of 55 minutes. 
For student fees, it is mandatory the student status evidence (e.g copy of student card included in the project).

 

The films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English).

By submitting your film, you agree that: 
1. Independent Shorts Awards can use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster) for promotional purpose. 
2. Entry fees are non-refundable. 
3. You own all the rights to the film.

Independent Shorts Awards does not accept the following:

1. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations. 
2. Films which are made before 2000. 
3. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, or video resolution less than 720p HD).

Loving all the entries!

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Hey Film Makers, As our Early Deadline approaches on March 15th just wanted to say how happy we are with all the entries we are receiving thus far!  Such great storytelling and fantastic work on the screen!  Keep 'em coming and take advantage of the Early Bird discount of $35 dollars...   Frank Festival Director  www.fortyandoverfilmfestival.com  https://filmfreeway.com/FortyandOverFilmFestival ...

ShortsTV Distribution Deal - Super Short Film Winner!

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Happy Thanksgiving friends and fans of the NYC Independent Film Festival! We're here with another exciting announcement - A distribution deal with ShortsTv will also be offered to the winner of the “Best Super Short Film award! (Winner does not have to accept offer and in the result of a tie the distribution deal will be given to two winners) *Note for both short film and super short film distribution deal - The film must be TV appropriate in subject matter to qualify for the ...

ShortsTV Distribution Deal - Short Film Winner!

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We are excited to announce that we have a new prize for the 10th Annual NYC Indie Film festival! A distribution deal with ShortsTv will be offered to the winner of the “Best Short Film” Award!    Important to note: winner does not have to accept offer and in the result of a tie the distribution deal will be given to two winners.    Interested in submitting your short? Please visit: https://www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit ...

Call for Entries Now Open - deadline December 1, 2018

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  Set in the heart of Oregon wine country, the McMinnville Short Film Festival (MSFF) is a “filmmaker’s” festival. MSFF organizers cater to filmmakers from the moment a film is submitted to the moment the festival wraps up, experience why Portland, Oregon filmmaker Zach Putnam says “…the festival organizers curated a sophisticated collection of high caliber films from both local and international directors. They create a welcoming environment for all at...

The Top Shorts, Scripts, and New Media content is being celebrated at 9th Annual New Media Film Festival in Los Angeles

The Top Shorts, Scripts, and New Media content is being celebrated at 9th Annual New Media Film Festival in Los Angeles The New Media Film Festival will celebrate its 9th Annual New Medial Fil Festival. The grand festival will be held at James Bridge Theater, Los Angeles on 16th and 17th June 2018. New media films and content from 40 different countries including, USA and LA will be showcased in the festival. 110 new media films, content from 40 countries 36 world, 7 US and 24 Los Angeles premi...

14th Annual South African HORRORFEST Film Festival

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Greetings from Cape Town! Feature- & short film submissions are now open for the 2018 South African Horrorfest (This 14th edition will run over Halloween season, as each previous year)  Enter via these three respected submission services, including: Click For Festivals - www.clickforfestivals.com/south-african-horrorfest FestHome - www.festhome.com/f/2677 Film Festival Life - www.filmfestivallife.com/South-African-HORRORFEST [ All these options and submissions on...

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  ...

BEYOND: The Film Festival

This June we will launch our first annual film festival, celebrating the many facets of the art of storytelling through cinema. Featuring screenplay and short film competitions that are far beyond ordinary, this four-day festival takes place right here in downtown Cary, NC.

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We’re attracting filmmakers from across the country who’ve submitted their screenplays and short films (>30 minutes) embodying some unusual incarnations of this year’s “Hometown Stories” theme. Join us for a weekend of fun and an enjoyable cinematic experience open to the community.

WHY BEYOND?

The roots of our slogan “Beyond Ordinary” originate from the Town’s moniker from the late 1700s as Bradford’s Ordinary. It represents our mission of providing a unique setting to experience affordable art house cinema. As we launch our inaugural festival this year, we invite you to participate in what we expect to be a unique cultural arts experience here in the Town of Cary.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE FILM FESTIVAL

Attendees will enjoy the best short films we can find from filmmakers far and wide, including a selection of invited feature-length films, and short film and screenplay submissions. The festival will offer a stimulating sneak-peek into the minds of filmmakers and showcase the bedrock of cinema: the screenplay. Join us for social events and other fun activities to make the festival one you won’t want to miss!

FOR FILMMAKERS AND SCREEN WRITERS

Competition Short Films must have been completed after January 1, 2016 and should not exceed 30 minutes in length, including credits. All non-English language films must have English subtitles. Films must embody this year’s theme of “Hometown Stories,” but are not limited to genre.

Screenplays must have been completed after January 1, 2016. Submissions should represent short films and should not exceed 40 pages in length, written in English. Screenplays must embody this year’s theme of “Hometown Stories,” but are not limited to genre.

15th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival, 2018 Call for Entries

April 15, 2017 Earlybird Deadline   March 15, 2018 Regular Deadline IN THE PALACE is an international festival dedicated to short films, new media and digital arts under 27 minutes in length. The main purpose of the Festival is to present contemporary film art from Bulgaria, Europe and the whole world. IN THE PALACE ISFF provides an exceptionally favorable environment and platform for expression for both young film...

CineLove is looking for the voices of the new generation.

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Hey Guys,   I wanted to take a second to introduce myself and the new organization I work for. CineLove is a new streaming platform/film festival and movie movement. To say hello & welcome I wanted to offer y’all a sweet discount on entry to our very first short film comp. Just use the code friends over at FilmFreeway to enter for $2.50.   Here is a little more about our organization.   ___   CineLove is looking for the voices of the new generation.   ...

REVELATION FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR ENTRIES OPENS

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REVELATION FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR ENTRIES OPENS   Filmmakers from across the globe are being invited to enter their work for the Revelation Perth International Film Festival in 2018.   Revelation is regarded as one of Australia’s most exciting independent film festivals and will run from 5 - 18 July 2018 in Perth.   Revelation Director Richard Sowada said the search was now on for unique, signature-driven works from filmmakers of all levels.   “Submis...

IndieBOOM! Festival

The IndieBOOM! Festival is now accepting short films and videos in all categories, and unproduced screenplays. Submissions are open until Nov. 3. IndieBOOM! runs from Dec. 18, 2017 – Jan. 5, 2018 streaming worldwide, online at indieboomff.com and on a Roku channel with over 16K subscribers. Created by the award-winning Art of Brooklyn Film Festival http://aobff.org

We’re in the middle of a new indie boom, and it deserves a new kind of festival. IndieBOOM! helps you promote your work and increase your fanbase, which you take with you as you crowdfund and pitch future projects. Category winners are chosen by view count, with the overall most-viewed selection winning $500. A jury of industry pros will award a Jury Prize to their favorite selection, regardless of views. All winning films and videos will also receive a one-year, non-exclusive distribution deal on BKOD. http://brooklynondemand.com

Our winning screenplay will receive a professional consultation with a Los Angeles based story analyst and more!

Learn more about IndieBOOM! and enter your films, videos and screenplays at https://filmfreeway.com/festival/IndieBoom and https://indieboomff.com

Flickerfest 27th International Short Film Festival

FLiCKERFEST 27th International Short Film Festival 12-21 January 2018, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia Flickerfest is an Academy® Accredited and BAFTA-recognised festival. FLiCKERFEST, Australia’s premier international short film festival, will be held at the Bondi Pavilion on Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach in January 2018. The Festival in 2018 will celebrate 27 years of screening the best short films from Australia and around the world in competitions and special showc...

Regular Deadline Approching

Spring is in the air shnit is everywhere Our regular deadline is at the door! In the heat and in the cold we watch submissions from young and old and waiting incipiently for your great short!   From Fiction to Docu Romance to Horror Animation to Silent Music clip to Historical period drama We covet them all Them all we want  Submit your film, it’s easy as it seems We are waiting, JUST FOR YOUR SHORT You can either submit your film...

2017 San Diego International Film Festival

 

IT’S TIME TO SHINE!
The 16th annual San Diego International Film Festival invites you to submit today for a chance to shine a spotlight on your film! With the belief that cinematic storytelling can make a difference in our world, the San Diego International Film Festival is dedicated to shining a spotlight on films that make a difference. Riveting Film Screenings and networking events are accompanied by great parties, great people and stunning views of sunny San Diego - Chosen the #1 Best Travel Destination in the US by Money Magazine.

SDiFF is a competitive five-day festival for U.S. and international independent films and filmmakers with two “film village” locations including the vibrant Downtown San Diego/Gaslamp district and the iconic beach community of La Jolla. SDiFF offers filmmakers and audiences, industry insights, educational panels, exciting discussions at intimate gatherings and opportunities to learn and grow as you explore the art of cinema.

Notable features of the festival include:
- 100+ Independent and Studio films
- 100's of visiting filmmakers and entertainment industry leaders
- Sneak preview premieres of Oscar-worthy studio releases
- A spotlight on Independent films/ filmmaking
- A Celebrity Tribute evening & program hosted by VARIETY magazine.
- Jury and Audience Awards in multiple categories
- Walkable villages at different screening venues in San Diego
- Industry Panels
- Social Impact Panel and Film Track
- Signature events including: Opening Night Film and Party, Friday Party with a Purpose, Filmmaker Awards and Culinary Cinema.

Just 120 miles south of Los Angeles/Hollywood, the San Diego Intl Film Festival (SDiFF) has quickly become a favorite of industry insiders and celebrities. Past filmmakers/ celebrities attending have include: Annette Bening, Adrian Brody, Kate Beckinsale, Simon Heldberg, Beau Bridges, Judd Apatow, Mariel Hemingway, Alan Arkin, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Duhamel, Denise Haysbert, and many more.

Awards & Prizes

The slate of films that are selected at the festival offers a wide range of programming from creative narrative features to thought-provoking documentaries to engaging and enlightening short films. Topics in film we specifically cultivate include Women in film, Native American, film exploring the role of veterans and the Armed Forces, Student Film projects, Sports, Horror, Animation and World Cinema.

Gala Premieres which have been nominated for or won major awards from the festival include: LION, DENIAL, HELL OR HIGH WATER, CAPTAIN FANTASTIC, ROOM, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE, THE IMITATION GAME, WILD, ST. VINCENT, WHIPLASH, MR. TURNER, SEPTEMBERS OF SHIRAZ, I SMILE BACK, HE NAMED ME MALALA, ROOM and many more.

Filmmaker Hospitality & Benefits:
- 2 Filmmaker Badges with full access to all screenings and events
- 5 Complimentary Tickets for the filmmaker's screening
- Filmmaker Brunch including networking with industry professionals
- Discounted accommodations for filmmakers
- Industry-oriented seminars and workshops
- Potential for one-on-one meetings with prominent entertainment industry professionals
- Complimentary admission for some of the leading tourist and cultural attractions in and around San Diego.

Rules & Terms

SUBMISSIONS
The nonrefundable entry fee must be payable in US dollars to SAN DIEGO FILM FOUNDATION. Entries must be POSTMARKED by the deadline. Submission costs vary depending on category and discounts. When submitting to the festival you are agreeing that, if selected and the invitation accepted, to screen the submitted film during the dates of the festival. SDiFF will not pay any screening fees for presentation of the film during the festival. The only exception would be if there is a negotiated agreement preceding the submission of the film to SDiFF.

ENTRY REGULATIONS
The SDiFF is a competitive showcase for domestic and international feature films, documentaries and shorts. The SDiFF reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project submitted. All films must be a minimum of a San Diego Premiere and NO theatrical, cable, television, satellite, DVD, VHS, VOD, internet screenings or availability of any kind in the San Diego region prior to the SDFF dates. Only works completed in 2016 and 2017 are eligible for selection. There is no limit to the number of entries.

FILM/VIDEO ENTRIES
All foreign language entries must have English subtitles. Projects must be submitted for consideration on DVD, BluRay or as an online screener. PAL format will not be accepted. Works in progress will be considered for the SDiFF. Works in progress will not be screened in the festival. Screening material, press and any application materials sent to SDiFF will NOT be returned. If you did not receive a confirmation of submission, please email programming@sdfilmfest.com. All features and documentaries submitted must be available in BluRay and DCP for festival presentation.

COMPETITION
The San Diego Intl Film Festival is a competitive event and unless notified otherwise, all films officially selected are eligible for competition. For a list of competitive categories, please see our Awards page. All films are nominated and voted upon by an impartial jury of filmmakers, industry professionals, festival programmers and film aficionados.

PRESS MATERIALS
If selected, the SDiFF will require an Electronic Press Kit (EPK) to include high-resolution production stills, key art, bio and filmography of the director, production notes and full cast and crew credits.

LIABILITY
Although every possible care will be taken with tapes, films, drives and files while in our possession, we cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage. Do not send original or master prints, tapes, files or drives. Please keep the SDiFF notified of any address/phone number changes.

SHIPPING
The cost of shipping all entries and films to the festival must be paid by the entrant. The SDiFF will not pay the cost of shipping the print back to the filmmaker. SDiFF will not be responsible for expedited or overnight shipping charges to other organizations. Also, SDiFF cannot guarantee shipment of prints to other festivals during the days of the festival. All international entries must be sent 'free domicile' to the SDiFF office with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the shipper.

REPRODUCTION AGREEMENT
Submission of an entry gives the SDiFF permission to have excerpts of accepted work, including film trailers, shown in all promotional activities related to the festival.

NOTIFICATION
Films selected for the SDiFF will be notified no later than September 1, 2017.

 

About the Red Rock Film Festival

MISSION & OBJECTIVE To encourage the production of media in both the independent and professional market that portray the human race in a positive light, and to applaud original works that redefine media through innovation, creativity and sensitivity that both enlightens and educates audiences from around the world. INTRODUCTION The festival considers entries of ALL GENRES from shorts to full-length features, and is held in Southern Utah, nearby Zion National Park and ...

Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival

Premier global soccer film festival 

Since its inaugural NYC festival in 2009, K+S has held more than 20 events globally featuring 100+ films from around the world—all in celebration of the passion and power of the world’s most beloved game. 

Film screenings are complemented by poetry readings, art shows, live music performances, after parties, and thematic panel discussions exploring the themes and underpinnings of the films.  Special guests have included legendary soccer players, filmmakers, sports writers, artists, team owners, social advocates, and political dignitaries.

While its global footprint has helped K+S establish itself as the premier soccer film festival, it’s the annual flagship NYC festival that is the focal point for K+S and has embedded K+S within the diverse community of soccer, film, and cultural fans in the New York area.

 


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MidWest WeirdFest: Call for Entries! Horror, Sci-Fi, Underground, Documentaries

CALL FOR ENTRIES! From the organizers of Australia's two leading genre film festivals -  A Night of Horror International Film Festival and Fantastic Planet, Sydney Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival - comes a cinematic celebration of all things frightening, fantastic, underground, off-beat, alternative, and just plain weird... to the American Midwest! MidWest WeirdFest is now open for submissions in the following categories: FEATURES - DOCUMENTARIES -...

MidWest WeirdFest

From the founder of Australia's two leading genre film festivals - A Night of Horror International Film Festival and Fantastic Planet, Sydney Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival - comes a cinematic celebration of all things fantastic, frightening, underground, off-beat, alternative, and just plain weird... to the American Midwest!

The Midwest is filled with dark and mysterious byways, strange critters, and mythical beasties. And the great state of Wisconsin has more than its share: from the very real historical monsters Ed Gein and Jeffery Dahmer, to legendary cryptids like the Beast of Bray Road and the Hodag, to strange and wonderful places such as the Forevertron, a UFO landing port, and the mythical town of killer midgets known as Haunchyville.... It's the perfect territory for a festival that focuses on weird cinema from all around the world.

The festival team dreams of MidWest WeirdFest evoking the awe and chills of the sideshow alley of a dark carnival, a place filled with wonders, terrors, and forbidden surprises. The cinematic equivalent of a collection of pulp magazines and underground comix. A film festival that not only celebrates and showcases independent genre cinema - horror, sci-fi, fantasy, thriller - but one that welcomes all types of underground film. From experimental and avant-garde to offbeat documentaries. The festival's seasoned programmers can't wait to see what cinematic wonders await in MidWest WeirdFest's first season of festival submissions!

MidWest WeirdFest's main venue is the Micon Downtown Cinema, located in the welcoming college town of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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...
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