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Screenwriting competitions, and fests with dedicated script categories.

  • Los Angeles Movie Awards - Summer SessionNext Deadline: 04/29/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Experimental
    • Animation
    • Music Video
    • Student
    • International
    • Scripts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Los Angeles Movie Awards' mission is to celebrate the independent motion picture and literary arts by providing a platform for filmmakers and writers to have their work awarded and screened.


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  • Los Angeles Reel Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Student
    • Animation
    • Foreign
    • Music Video
    • Experimental
    • Script

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Recognize talented independent filmmakers and screenwriters with awards and Screenings.


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  • Los Angeles International Underground Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Feature Film
    • Foreign
    • Feature Documentary
    • Short Documentary
    • Student
    • Experimental
    • Animation
    • Music Video
    • Script Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Los angeles International Underground Film Festival celebrates the efforts and accomplishments of true underground artists from around the world. Filmmakers, writers, etc... who capitalize on their creative intuition to create memorable and inspiring pieces of work when major budgets do not exist.


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  • California International Shorts Festival (Summer)Next Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Shorts
    • Documentary Shorts
    • Animated Shorts
    • Experimental Shorts
    • Foreign Shorts
    • Student Shorts
    • Music Video
    • Commercials
    • Scripts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Here at the California International Shorts Festival (CISF) our main purpose is to help and encourage independent filmmakers and writers by providing a showcase platform for their talents in a sociable networking environment.


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  • Toronto Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/18/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Documentary
    • Sci-Fi / Horror Screenplay
    • Low-budget Feature Film (budget over $250k USD)
    • Micro-budget Feature (budget under $250k USD)
    • No-Budget Feature (budget under $25k USD)
    • Documentary Feature
    • Female Director Feature
    • LGBT Film
    • Short Film
    • Animated Short
    • Experimental Short
    • Horror / Sci-Fi Short
    • Music Video
    • Feature Screenplay
    • Short Short (under 5 minutes)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Toronto Independent Film Festival is to screen the best of low-budget independent film from around the world. The Toronto Indie is a 10-day celebration of talented filmmakers working on shoestring budgets.


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  • Columbia Gorge International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/18/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • MINI (under 3 minutes)
    • FEATURE (45 minutes and over)
    • SHORTER (over 10 - under 20 minutes)
    • LARGE SCRIPT (more than 45 pages)
    • SHORTEST (over 3 - under 10 minutes)
    • MEDIUM SCRIPT (more than 15 pages and less than 45 pages)
    • SMALL SCRIPT (less than 15 pages)
    • SHORT (over 20 - under 45 minutes)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Columbia Gorge International Film Festival takes place in the pristine Pacific North West along the Columbia River, at the gateway of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Founded as the Washougal International Film Festival we have grown and stretched ourselves along the Columbia River to incorporate more of our beautiful natural surroundings and community members. Our festival is shaped by the artists and film makers involved. We are growing organically thanks to the incredible involvement by our alumni and participating artists. We are an international event with a community focus, CGIFF is open to all film makers and artists working within the medium of film. CGIFF combines public screenings with small forums to engage in a dialogue of social issues and cultural exchange through the powerful language of film in all genres. CGIFF showcases a variety of local, national and international films, aiming to share a broad range of films representing current affairs and relevant topics that affect our communities. Encouraging student, independent and professional works for screening. We are here to share stories and the power and art of film. Films will be valued on the merits such as; creativity, ingenuity, story, attention to detail, and the ability to challenge us and make us feel. Our goal is to bring together a community of creative, inspiring, individual thinkers who encourage us, inspire us, generate thought, stir our laughter, bring about smiles, make us cry, enrage us, entertain us and explore our emotions, values and purpose.


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  • Dances With FilmsNext Deadline: 04/18/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Full Length Documentary
    • Short Documentary
    • 2Minute, 2Step Short Film Challenge
    • Spotlight Screenings (Alumni Only)
    • Full Length Features
    • Dances With Kidz
    • Short Films
    • Music Videos

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    No Politics. No Stars. No Sh*t.

    It has been our slogan since 1998. What has also been with us since the beginning is something we call "The True Life". With all the politics that rule festival decisions worldwide - this statement is as true today as it was back then and will remain the mission statement of Dances With Films.

    Discovering tomorrow's talent today!

    Please see our website for the complete statement.


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  • Big Bear Lake Screenwriting Competition
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Screenplay Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Big Bear Lake International Screenwriting Competition stresses providing opportunities for winning screenwriters to make key film industry contacts and to have their script read by our jury panel of Hollywood professionals.

    We also strive to provide all entrants with valuable feedback. We are one of very few competitions that send back written evaluations on every screenplay entered---for no additional fee! Every screenplay receives a minimum of three brief written evaluations from our competition readers. Those that advance to the second level of reading or beyond, receive three additional brief written evaluations, a total of six evaluations!


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  • Hoboken International Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Screenplays
    • TV Pilots
    • Narrative Short Films
    • Narrative Feature Films
    • Documentary Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Hoboken International Film Festival ("HIFF") is dedicated to showcasing and promoting fine non-studio films, TV pilots, and screenplays from filmmakers throughout the United States and internationally.

    The best submissions will be rewarded with cash prizes in nearly ten categories. As will be discussed in the next section, HIFF has quickly become one of the top ten best film festivals in the world.


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  • Los Angeles Arthouse Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/22/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • ANIMATION (ANY LENGTH)
    • SHORT FILM (LESS THAN 40 MIN.)
    • EXPERIMENTAL (ANY LENGTH)
    • FEATURE DOC (OVER 40 MIN.)
    • FEATURE FILM (OVER 40 MIN.)
    • MUSIC VIDEO (LESS THAN 15 MIN.)
    • SCRIPT COMPETITION (ANY LENGTH)
    • SHORT DOC (LESS THAN 40 MIN.)
    • STUDENT FILM (ANY LENGTH)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our mission is to honor and exhibit the best new indie filmmakers from around the world and give voice to a new wave of arthouse cinema.


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  • The British Animation Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animated Feature Films
    • Animated Short Films
    • Animated TV Episodes (under 15 mins)
    • Animated TV Episodes (over 15 mins)
    • Animated Games Trailers
    • Unproduced Screenplay

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Promoting Animated movies, creating exciting networking opportunities for film-makers and film-lovers, plus plenty of awards, great screenings and interesting Q&A's!


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  • Catalina Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/24/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Conservation Series
    • Documentary
    • Animation
    • Student Film
    • Script Contest
    • Feature Film
    • Horror

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our non-profit mission on the USA's only west coast resort island (right here in Los Angeles County), is to help celebrate and promote our filmmakers to the Los Angeles arts and entertainment community, but also to help support the local community of Catalina (“Hollywood’s Island”) with all of its rich cinema history and protected beauty.

    Through our screenings, industry panels and networking events, the festival attendees are exposed to the Hollywood experience through a wide spectrum of film, industry meetings and interactions. Separate from our main film competitions, and along with our beneficiary the Catalina Island Conservancy, we also have special honors for filmmakers dedicated to conservation who are nurturing their goal of protecting, restoring, and experiencing the power of nature.

    Our festival mission is designed to help create a platform for the filmmakers to be seen, but more importantly, to help get them the industry exposure they will need to help sustain their craft for many years to come.


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  • CineRockom International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/25/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Scripts CANNES CineRocKom
    • TV Reality Pilot CANNES CineRocKom
    • Feature Film CANNES CineRocKom
    • Short Film CANNES CineRocKom
    • Featurette Film CANNES CineRocKom
    • Documentary Film CANNES CineRocKom
    • Music Video CANNES CineRocKom
    • Music Videos Film Hong Kong CineRocKom
    • Scripts Film Hong Kong CineRocKom
    • Webisode Film Hong Kong CineRocKom
    • TV Reality Show Film Hong Kong CineRocKom
    • Webisode Film HOLLYWOOD CineRocKom
    • Feature Film Hong Kong CineRocKom
    • Short Film Hong Kong CineRocKom
    • Documentary Film Hong Kong CineRocKom
    • Featurette Film Hong Kong CineRocKom
    • TV Reality Show Film HOLLYWOOD CineRocKom
    • Feature Film HOLLYWOOD CineRocKom
    • Short Film HOLLYWOOD CineRocKom
    • Featurette Film HOLLYWOOD CineRocKom
    • Documentary Film HOLLYWOOD CineRocKom
    • Music Video Film HOLLYWOOD CineRocKom
    • Scripts HOLLYWOOD CineRocKom

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Cinerockom
    Hollywood - Cannes - Hong Kong

    CineRocKom has the objective to host the worldwide most talented, professional and new writers and filmmakers, screening their films, along with live music and comedy.
    We provide to our audience with fine films, best comedians and live vibrant music.
    We host our festival in 3 countries: United State, France and Hong Kong; to foster, support and help filmmakers from across the globe, with a showcase that provide an enriched program to professionals and audience.

    Gabriel Schmidt
    Founder, Director, CEO
    Cinerockom International

    https://www.facebook.com/Cinerockom

    Cinerockom 2014 Team:

    Gabriel Schmidt, Founder, Director, CEO.
    Andrea Karpati, Co-Founder.
    David Niles White, Event Producer.
    Alex Wall, Show Producer.
    Andrea Summers, Concierge Manager.
    Angela Calvert, Co-Producer.



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  • NYC PictureStart Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • SHORT FILM SCRIPTS

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    NYC PictureStart Film Festival (NYCPSFF) showcases short films from all over the world from emerging filmmakers as well as those already established in the industry. Films of all genres are accepted year-round and those chosen for screening competition display a high-level of artistic excellence. Every June, the NYCPSFF is held for filmmakers to screen film to interact with each other, industry professionals and audience members in a relaxed, social atmosphere. NYCPSFF is the festival where filmmakers feel at home.


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  • LA THRILLER FILM FESTIVALNext Deadline: 04/29/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Student Film
    • Experimental
    • Feature Film
    • Script Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our mission at LA THRILLER FILM FEST is to bring the fire back to the world of thriller films. We are seeking the cutting edge filmmakers that make you dream, feel, and evoke the powerful emotions through the art of suspense.


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  • PollyGrind Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Lady's Touch (Written/Directed/Produced by Women)
    • Young Gunz (Written/Directed/Produced by Under 18)
    • Drama Galore
    • Blood-o-Rama (Horror/Gore Feature)
    • Frontiers Anew (Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Adventure/Western Feature)
    • Area-X (Exploitation/Sexy Feature)
    • Weirdville (Cult/Quirky/Dark Comedy/Off-Kilter Drama Feature)
    • CrimeTime (Thrillers/Action/Film Noir Feature)
    • Words! Words! Words! (Short/Feature Screenplays)
    • Really Reel (Documentary/Biopic/Extreme Sports Feature)
    • Arthouse on the Left (Avant-Garde/Experimental Feature)
    • The Outcasts (Banned/Rejected/Censored Feature)
    • Polly U (Underground/Fringe/Guerrilla Feature)
    • Zombiepalooza (Features and Shorts about the Undead)
    • Twisted Toons (Animation/Illustrated Film/Green Screen Feature)
    • Medium Cools (Medium Film Competition, 31 to 60 minutes)
    • ShortCuts (Short Film Competition, 1 to 30 minutes)
    • The Others (Webisode/TV Series Episode)
    • Musical Moon Walks (Music Video Competition)
    • Coming Soon (Real Trailer/TV Commercial/Ad Spot)
    • Probably Not, But Possibly Coming Soon (Fake Trailer/TV Commercial/Ad Spot)
    • New Wave (New Filmmakers/Debut/Sophomore Feature)
    • Phony Baloney (Spoof/Parody/Found Footage/Mockumentary Feature)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    PollyGrind is an international film festival that is all about artistic freedom. Our aim is to celebrate individuality, diversity, creativity and empowerment by showcasing the work of filmmakers with defiantly independent visions. We are always on the lookout to spotlight as many different types of projects as we can.


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  • Twin Rivers Media FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film
    • Documentary
    • Short Film
    • Screenplay / Scripts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Twin Rivers Media Festival supports independent media artists, audio artists, and writers by exposing their work to the artistic community of Asheville, NC throughout the year.


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  • Writers Place Screenwriting CompetitionNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Full-Length Screenplay Competition
    • Teleplay/Short Screenplay Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Writers Place is an innovative pairing of award-winning writers and entertainment business executives who wish to aid aspiring professional writers by enhancing their material and by eliminating entertainment industry barriers. Our staff is dedicated to both the writer and the work. Our aim is to help you succeed in the business of show business.


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  • World Series of ScreenwritingNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Treatments / Concepts (1-10 Pages)
    • Thriller / Horror
    • TV Drama Pilot
    • TV Sitcom Pilot
    • Stage Plays
    • Short Film Scripts (Under 70 Pages)
    • TV Spec Scripts
    • Action / Adventure
    • Comedy
    • Drama
    • Family Film
    • Historical / Biographical
    • Science Fiction

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Storytelling is your passion. Ours is amplifying your voice. The World Series of Screenwriting is dedicated to recognizing and advancing the work of the world's most talented and compelling storytellers in film and television screenwriting. We recognize and award the work of the best new voices in screenwriting from around the world.


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  • Independent Film Quarterly Film and Webisode Festiv...Next Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • New Media: Webisodes & Mobile Content Run Time: Up to 59 minutes
    • Feature Length Films (All Genres) Run Time: 60 - 120 minutes
    • Feature Length Documentaries Run Time: 60 - 120 minutes
    • Short Films Run Time: Up to 59 minutes
    • Short Documentaries Run Time: Up to 59 minutes
    • Screenplay Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    An established and recognized magazine on the film circuit, Independent Film Quarterly brings you our Film & Webisode Festival. The festival provides a platform where filmmakers can showcase their work (features, shorts, webisodes, animation, music videos and documentaries) and increase opportunities for producers and maximize potential for distribution. “Independent Film Quarterly brought you the interviews, now we bring you the Festival.”


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  • Las Vegas Lift-Off Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Narratives
    • Feature Narratives
    • Documentary Shorts
    • Documentary Features
    • Animation Shorts
    • Animation Features
    • Feature Scripts
    • Short Scripts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Las Vegas Lift-Off is an IMDB qualifying Film Festival.

    As part of the Lift-Off International Film Festivals based in London, the cultural exchange between the UK and the USA: Las Vegas Lift-Off Takes place in June 2014.

    Winners of the London, Liverpool and Los Angeles Film Festivals screen at Las Vegas Lift-Off, along with new hopefuls from around the globe looking to join the ever expanding network of emerging industry professionals at Lift-Off.


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  • International Filmmaker Festival of World CinemaNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short
    • Documentary (Short)
    • Feature
    • Documentary (Feature)
    • Animation (Feature)
    • Animation (Short)
    • Foreign Language (Short)
    • Music (Short)
    • Music (Feature)
    • Foreign Language (Feature)
    • Feature Script
    • Short Script
    • Early Notice + Written Review:
    • Titles/Credits design
    • Best Television series Drama
    • Best Television Comedy Series
    • Best Television Mini Series
    • Best Television Documentary
    • Best Television drama not of the English Language

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema London is a global industry event that will reach out to the many filmmakers who always place film at the centre of our acts as a truly international film industry event, a great place for business on your movie or script.

    At the International Film Festival of world cinema all films feature in the Competition, as well as in the Short Film Corner, a professional area dedicated to meeting people, exchanging ideas and promoting films.

    We have built a small but exceptional professional network of industry professional that will look at all films entered and will give business and commercial advice, in some cases the distributors attending will make offers to the filmmakers for their work and to work together to put your movies in the market place, we have the people and skills in our professional team to make this happen, if the professional attending feel there is a market for your movie or unproduced script, they will as with many films over the years of our other festival make things happen.

    We are unique in the amount of platforms and festival we offer filmmakers, we can create a ripple for your movie to be seen around the world, it all starts here by entering your movie.

    The Festival is very keen to discover new talent and act as a springboard for creation. The development of the producers network gives filmmakers an oppertunity to pitch there future production.

    The International film Festival is a truly International Film Festival Event open to industry professionals.

    The International filmmaker festival is like no other International film Festival, we put you the filmmaker in front of potential investors in any new production you may be considering, we put your movie in front of potential distribution and sales to look at the possibility of offering you real deals and real help for you the filmmaker, look at our program read the short bios of the professional attending, join us and put your movie in a market place.

    Generally, we take nothing into account other than the art of film and the pre-eminence of artistic talent, and to facilitate transmission, so that tomorrow's Festival can continue the adventure with the combined strengths of experience and modernity, for those that enter the Filmmaker Award will truly be the future filmmakers of the film industry.

    Carl Tooney "President"
    International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema ™
    www.filmmakerfestival.com


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  • Beverly Hills Screenplay ContestNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Action / Adventure
    • Comedy
    • Drama
    • Family Film
    • Historical / Biography
    • Thriller
    • Horror
    • TV - Original Pilot
    • TV - Existing Series
    • Short Scripts
    • Stage Plays
    • Concepts / Treatments

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:


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  • TrindieFest, Inc.Next Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Calling Card Animated
    • Feature Film Horror/Sci-Fi/Suspense
    • Screenplay Drama
    • Screenplay Horror/Sci-Fi/Suspense
    • Screenplay Comedy/Musical
    • Feature Film Drama
    • Feature Film Comedy/Musical
    • Feature Film Action/Fantasy
    • Screenplay Action/Fantasy
    • Documentary
    • Live Action Short
    • Animated Short
    • Calling Card Live Action

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Truly Independent


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  • Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood (Summer)Next Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Short
    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Animation
    • Music Video
    • Student
    • Experimental
    • Scripts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The goal of the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood is to recognize and award talented independent filmmakers and Writers, therefore helping them to increase their distribution and project funding opportunities.


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  • Burbank International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Horror Short Films
    • Horror Feature Films
    • Science Fiction Short Films
    • Comedy Short Films
    • Feature Films by Women
    • Adapted Screenplays
    • Feature Documentaries
    • Short Films by Women
    • Science Fiction Feature Films
    • New Media
    • Original Screenplays
    • Short Films
    • Feature Films
    • Short Documentaries
    • Animated Feature
    • Thriller Feature Films
    • Foreign Language Feature
    • Foreign Language Short
    • Thriller Short Films
    • Special Invitees - Shorts (registration code required)
    • Dramatic Feature Films
    • Dramatic Short Films
    • Student Films
    • Animated Short
    • Comedy Feature Films
    • Faith-Based Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our mission is to promote up-and-coming artists by providing a gateway to expand their careers in the entertainment industry. We shine a light on the unknown artist of today, helping them become the celebrated filmmakers of tomorrow.


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  • Oaxaca FilmFestNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Screen Writing Competition
    • HECHO EN MEXICO
    • ESCRITO EN MEXICO
    • Feature Narrative
    • Feature Documentary
    • Short Narrative
    • Short Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Oaxaca FilmFest Experience is dedicated to the advancement of outstanding achievement in cinema, creating opportunities for Filmmakers and Script Writers, providing audiences with amazing entertainment, financial success for our business partners, and the enhancement of both the image and economic well-being of the State of Oaxaca.

    La Experiencia Oaxaca FilmFest está concentrada en el impulso de los logros excepcionales del cine actual, creando oportunidades para Realizadores y Guionistas, proveyendo a la audiencia una experiencia y entretenimiento únicos, generando éxito financiero a nuestros socios comerciales y un positivo impacto en el bienestar económico y la imagen del Estado de Oaxaca.

    Our Bold Vision is to be an innovative and revolutionary festival that is ultimately The Festival Of Choice for Filmmakers and Screen Writers around the globe and to create an accessible gateway for the international cinema community to develop high quality projects.

    Nuestra visión es la de ser un festival Innovador y Revolucionario, que nos transforme en el Festival Elegido por Realizadores y Guionistas del mundo, creando un portal accesible para la comunidad cinematográfica internacional para desarrollar proyectos de alta calidad.

    *We believe the most important art form on the planet is cinema.

    Creemos que el cine es la forma más importante de arte en el mundo.

    *We believe the driving forces behind cinema are the humanities and innovative technology.

    Creemos que lo que impulsa el cine son la creatividad humana y la innovación tecnológica.

    *We believe we are building the most significant Film Festival in The World.

    Estamos convencidos que estamos construyendo el Festival Cinematográfico más importante del Mundo.

    *We believe in simplicity and unity.

    Creemos en la simplicidad y la unión.

    *We believe in collaboration.

    Creemos en la evolución de la ideas y en la colaboración de partes para su concreción.

    *We believe the simplest way for us to accomplish our objectives is through excellence.

    Creemos que la manera más sencilla de cumplir nuestros objetivos es a través de la excelencia.


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  • Mile High Horror Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Length Films
    • Animation
    • Local Colorado Feature Length Films
    • Local Colorado Short Films
    • Feature Length Films
    • Music Videos / Movie Trailers
    • Feature Length Screenplay
    • Short Length Screenplay (30 pages or less)
    • Original Song Competition
    • Creative Colorado Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Voted as one of the ‘Top 5 Coolest Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festivals in the World’ by Moviemaker Magazine in 2013!

    The Mile High Horror Film Festival takes place each fall in the Denver metro area of Colorado. The festival's mission is to showcase the very best genre films from around the world.

    To celebrate the 5th year of this annual festival, we will be launching three days of panels, events, parties, celebrities, fun, and the very best genre films on the planet!

    As a premiere horror film festival, each year we host a wide array of celebrities, filmmakers, and artists from the horror genre.

    Our attendance has more than doubled each year of our existence and we believe that 2014 will once again break records.

    We pride ourselves on giving a voice to quality, independent genre films and catering to the filmmakers who create them.

    We look forward to considering your work; thank you for considering the Mile High Horror Film Festival!


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  • Big Star Screenwriting CompetitionNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Teleplay (any genre) short or long form
    • Drama
    • Comedy
    • Science Fiction/ Horror / Fantasy
    • DSA Member Only
    • Short Film Script (25 pages or less)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Big Star Screenwriting Competition is to discover the best unproduced screenplays and to recognize the finest talent and original storytellers from among today's emerging screenwriters. The Competition is sponsored by the non-profit Dallas Screenwriters Association, one of the oldest and largest screenwriting organizations in the country, celebrating our 30th year of nurturing and educating screenwriters and advancing their careers.


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  • Awareness FestNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Features- Green!
    • Features- Stayin' Alive
    • Grades 6-12 Films
    • Features- Obamanation
    • Features- Spirit
    • Shorts
    • Music Videos
    • Shorts-Documentary
    • Student Films
    • Scripts that Inspire
    • Community Programs/PSA

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Mission of the Awareness Film Festival is to bring awareness to today’s Ecological, Health/Well Being, Spirit and Political/Lands without borders Topics. We will showcase both Documentary and Narrative Feature and Short Films. This Festival is a Fundraiser for the 501(c)(3) charity Heal One World. Any net proceeds of this event go to fund programs for the charity.


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  • International Freethought Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Screenplay
    • Freethought Feature (collegiate)
    • Freethought Shorts (collegiate)
    • Freethought Shorts (non-competitive)
    • Freethought Feature (non-competitive)
    • Freethought Animated Shorts (non-competitive)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Mission of the Freethought Film Festival is to promote reason, critical thinking and freedom of inquiry through the medium of film.

    What do we mean by freethought? Simply put...Freethought is the critical examination of truth-claims based on reason and logic...not superstition, not tradition, and not because someone "important" said so.


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  • California Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Short Film
    • Mini Short
    • Documentary
    • Animation
    • Screenplay
    • Children/Family Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    "A venue for the true Independent Filmmaker"

    Festival Background
    The California Independent Film Festival is a California Not for Profit Corporation with State and Federal tax-exempt status under IRS code section 501(c) 3. Tax ID Number 48-1272276.

    Film advocate and independent producer Derek Zemrak founded the festival in 1999. Zemrak started the film festival to give the true independent filmmaker a venue to screen their work. Since, 1999 over 1,200 films have been screened to the general public through the California Independent Film Festival.

    Leonard R. Pirkle, Esq., serves as the Executive Director for the association, leading an Executive Committee and a Festival Planning Committee with 30 Members with expertise in film, entertainment and tourism.

    Judges
    Each year the California Independent Film Festival assembles a wide range of entertainment industry leaders as judges. 2013 Judges, included Pete Crooks, Senior Editor/Writer for Diablo Magazine and Bay Area Film Critic; Sapporo Short Fest Director, Toshi Kubo; Shorty Rossi, star of Animal Planets "Pit Boss"; and Frosene Phillips, restaurant/entertainment columnist for "Bay Area News Group".

    Dates and Location
    The festival is held annually in San Francisco, Moraga, and Orinda, California.

    Category Submissions:
    Categories include Documentaries, Features, Shorts, Animation and Music Videos.

    Children's section this year!

    Estimated Attendance:
    5,000 guests including over 60 filmmakers from as far as Japan, England and Germany

    Festival Location:
    Moraga, California
    Orinda, California
    San Francisco, California


    ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
    The California Independent Film Festival has a very strong fifteen- year history, showcasing over 1,250 Independent Films during its 16th season..

    The Year 2013 Festival was a huge success, screening 50 from around the world.


    ORGANIZERS
    Derek Zemrak (Executive Producer) ; Derek Zemrak (Founder and President) ; Joanne Foy (Vice President) ; Leonard Pirkle

    GENERAL RULES
    ALL ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED ON OR BEFORE THE DEADLINE YOU ARE PAYING FOR.
    You may pay online by credit card, via Withoutabox, or mail a check or money order payment directly to the festival.

    Make any check or money order payments payable to:
    CALIFORNIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL.

    - Include three (3) DVD copies of your film. For the screenplay competition, please submit an original screenplay in the industry standard format.


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  • Script Pipeline Screenwriting & TV Writing Competit...Next Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Screenplay
    • TV Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To find the best, undiscovered feature and TV writers worldwide who have demonstrated an exceptional understanding of concept and storytelling.


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  • New Media Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • WEB SERIES - online media multiple (series of 3 or more)
    • Music Video
    • LGBT – Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender
    • FEATURE LENGTH - Media over 30 minutes
    • MOBILE/TABLET - media content created with your cell phone
    • Shot on RED
    • 3D
    • DOCUMENTARY
    • Animation
    • APPS
    • SRC – SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE CONTENT
    • Digital Comics
    • Trailers
    • SHORTS - Media under 30 minutes
    • MACHINIMA
    • S.T.E.A.M.Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, Math
    • New Media Scripts
    • New Media
    • Sniplers-the 30 second pitch

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    New Media Film Festival: The Best in New Media-What's New, What's Next...Honoring Stories Worth Telling in all media that are innovative, imaginative and inspirational. Stories that can make you laugh, cry, think & go beyond the ordinary.

    New Media Film Festival intersects the interactivity of new technologies & formats for Media & Cinema which exemplify the power of the cinematic arts to inspire and transform. A festival where we Honor Stories Worth Telling that are created by people of All Ages-All Cultures-All Media.


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  • The Indie GatheringNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary
    • Trailer
    • TV Pilot
    • Short Script
    • Feature Script
    • MicroFilms
    • Short
    • Music Video
    • Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:




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  • Liverpool Lift-Off Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Narratives
    • Feature Narratives
    • Short Documentary
    • Feature Documentary
    • Feature Scripts
    • Short Scripts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Liverpool Lift-Off is the first Film Festival in the Lift-Off Season for 2015.

    Looking Beyond The Gloss and Putting Talent Before Technology.

    http://www.lift-off-festival.com

    BAFTA considered and accredited. Lift-Off International Film Festival has a plan, which is to create a strong and truly independent platform for filmmakers, showcasing official selections in Europe and the United States, building an industry within the industry, and helping to launch the careers of their filmmakers.

    With the aim to create a truly self reliant indie movement through the transatlantic exchange of exceptional independent film from all over the globe, Lift-Off's motto is to "Look Beyond The Gloss - Putting Talent Before Technology", this means that it doesn't matter what camera you used or what fancy lens kit. It is all about the talent in-front of the camera, the words off the page, the direction, the filling of a frame with narrative, and the emotional journey.

    Lift-Off's mission is clear; Lift-Off Film Festivals want to become the largest independent only festival, free of agents, film stars or production house sample films. We want filmmakers at the grass roots and we want to help these artists to achieve their potential.


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  • Fright Night Film FestNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Horror
    • Sci-Fi
    • Fantasy
    • Screenplays

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To give Independent Film Makers who love the art of moviemaking the chance to enter their films of horror, science fiction, and fantasy into a festival that is judged by a panel and viewed by the public with the opportunity to win prizes and acclaim and potential distribution deals.


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  • The Hidden Film Festival - WorldwideNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • Student Film
    • Music Video
    • Documentary
    • Unproduced Screenplay

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    It's a hidden gem. Your movie. A secret the world is going to go crazy about!

    Our aim is to create a buzz around your film, with great reviews and word of mouth spreading from a single exclusive event.

    We aim to be the number one social media and online buzz creator for new movies, before they roll out at other festivals and are released.


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  • Massachusetts Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films
    • Feature length Films
    • Short Documentary
    • Feature Documentary
    • Feature Animation
    • Screenplays
    • Short Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    As fellow filmmakers we at the MassIFF understand the importance of reaching the right audience. Our goal since starting the festival has been to give filmmakers the exposure they need to help their films find a wide and appreciative audience. We want to present a diverse group of films and filmmakers, and showcase the best in independent film. The Massachusetts Independent Film Festival, a festival by filmmakers for filmmakers!


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  • Los Angeles Lift-Off Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Narratives
    • Feature Narratives
    • Documentary Features
    • Documentary Shorts
    • Animation Features
    • Animation Shorts
    • Feature Scripts
    • Short Scripts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Los Angeles Lift-Off is an IMDb qualifying Film Festival.

    Our message is clear, Lift-Off Film Festivals want to launch the careers of the filmmakers we showcase. We look beyond the gloss and champion talent regardless of budget and/or technology used in the work.

    Check out our Festival tips prior to submitting. It's important you submit to a festival that suites your work.
    http://www.lift-off-festival.com/category/film-festival-tips/

    As part of the Lift-Off International Film Festivals based in London, the cultural exchange between the UK and the USA: Los Angeles Lift-Off Takes place in September 2014.

    Selected winners of the London, Liverpool and Las Vegas Lift-Off Film Festivals screen at LA Lift-Off; along with new hopefuls from around the globe looking to join the prestigious, and, ever-expanding, network of emerging industry professionals at Lift-Off.


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  • MANHATTAN SHORT Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films
    • Screenplays

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    ONE WORLD - ONE WEEK - ONE FESTIVAL.

    During the week of Friday September 26 to Sunday October the 5, 2014 over 100,000 film lovers in over 300 Cinemas across 6 Continents will unite to view & vote on the Finalists Films' in the 17th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.

    Cinemas taking part in MANHATTAN SHORT 2014 Can be seen at this link here - http://www.manhattanshort.com/cinemas.html

    MANHATTAN SHORT is the world's most 'People Powered' Film Festival. Audiences at each venue are asked to vote for the one film they think should win. Votes are tallied and sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT HQ in NYC where the winner is announced.

    One the same day, your film could be screening in Sydney to Mumbai to,Moscow to Vienna to Kathmandu to 150 cinemas in all 50 States of the United States.

    MANHATTAN SHORT was the first Film Festival to take place in all 50 States of the USA, and the first film festival to unite all 6 Continents of the world. It is not just one of the largest short film festivals in the world, its the World's first Global Film Festival. For for a filmmaker with a short film who wants to get it out there, nothing compares to MANHATTAN SHORT.

    ONE WORLD - ONE WEEK - ONE FESTIVAL


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  • Shriekfest, the Los Angeles Horror/SciFi Film Festi...Next Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Screenplay
    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • Short Screenplay
    • Super Short Film, Webisodes, Trailers
    • Original Song Category

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Shriekfest is a festival dedicated to getting horror/thriller/scifi/fantasy filmmakers and screenwriters the recognition they deserve.The festival is held in Los Angeles at Raleigh Studios!
    What makes our festival unique is that we care about the filmmakers and screenwriters.
    We go out of our way to help filmmakers get distribution referrals, etc.
    Screenwriters have sold their scripts and gotten agents and managers.


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  • HollyShorts Screenplay ContestNext Deadline: 05/02/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Screenplay

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films and short screenplays from around the globe. The festival showcases the top short films produced 30 minutes or less and is looking for the best short screenplays 15 pages or less.


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  • Famous Monsters Film Fest at Big Wow
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Feature Film
    • All Screenplays
    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    FAMOUS MONSTERS magazine was established in 1958 as a way to celebrate genre films and unite fans from around the world. The magazine has gone on to become one of the most influential entertainment magazines of all time with a rich and storied history. In honoring FM's history of taking readers behind the movie magic and inspiring them to bring their own monsters to life, the Famous Monsters Film Fest looks to find the next great genre filmmakers and share their creations with the world!


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  • Bahamas International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/04/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Films
    • Documentaries
    • Caribbean Spotlight
    • Shorts
    • Caribbean Spotlight Script Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Save The Date: December 4 - 14, 2014

    The Bahamas International Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the local community and International visitors with a diverse presentation of films from around the world. In addition to offering films that might not otherwise be released theatrically in the Bahamas, BIFF will provide a unique cultural experience, educational programs, and forums for exploring the future of cinema. BIFF aims to raise the level of film debate, participation and education in The Bahamas.


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  • The Golden Blasters: The National Irish Science Fic...Next Deadline: 05/05/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film Competition
    • Best Short Screenplay

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Golden Blasters (The National Irish Science Fiction Film Awards) is a film festival dedicated to the art of the short film in the genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror.

    It is our aim to bring greater recognition and attention to those film makers and screenwriters who create speculative fiction in the format of the short film.


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  • San Pedro International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/24/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • FEATURE FILM
    • SHORT FILM
    • DOCUMENTARY FILM
    • EcoDox
    • SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
    • STUDENT FILMS
    • Native American
    • FEEL THE RUSH
    • 3D PROGRAM
    • WEBISODES
    • TV PILOT
    • MUSIC VIDEOS
    • ANIMAL RIGHTS

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The San Pedro International Film Festival (SPIFF) is a nonprofit organization that serves the San Pedro Los Angeles Harbor community. Our mission is to connect the local community with Hollywood and international filmmakers and professionals.

    To fulfill this mission, the San Pedro International Film Festival will present multiple film programs over the course of three days of the festival and during the year, inviting filmmakers and industry professionals to attend the festival for the purposes of leading discussions and/or workshops with local and visiting audiences. In doing so, we act as a catalyst for education and action on issues that affect the local communities and individuals.


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  • Silent River Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/06/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Screenplay (Narrative Feature)
    • Screenplay (Narrative Short)
    • Narrative Feature Film (Student Filmmaker Category)
    • Narrative Feature Film (General Category)
    • Short (General Category)
    • Short (Student Filmmaker Category)
    • Documentary Feature (General Category)
    • Documentary Short (General Category)
    • Teen Film (Teen Filmmaker Category)
    • U.S & International Trailer
    • Music Video
    • Actors Demo Reel
    • Narrative Feature Film (First Time Feature Category)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Silent River Film Festival dedicated to the independent filmmakers of the world has been established with a vision to bring "East and West" together to share their best work of films and by bringing "Cinema and Causes" on one platform, raise awareness about the issues that are important to us.

    The festival also believes in creating more opportunities for the Female Filmmakers and supports Student Filmmakers, by discovering and recognizing them.

    Silent River Film Festival is also a competition. Awards are given in the following categories in a formal award ceremony every year.


    RIVER REIN AWARD
    Given to the Best Director in Narrative Feature Film and Feature Documentary Category.

    RIVER QUEST AWARD
    Given to the Best Narrative Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Feature Documentary, Best Short Documentary.

    RIVER ADVENT AWARD
    Given to the Best First Time Narrative Feature Film Director.

    RIVER AMULET AWARD
    Given to the Best Student Film Director for directing a Narrative Feature Film or a Feature Documentary.

    RIVER PURSUIT AWARD
    Given to a Student Director for making Best Narrative Short, Best Short Animation or Best Short Documentary.

    RIVER CRADLE AWARD
    Given to the Best Short Film made by a Teen.

    RIVER ROCK AWARD
    Given to the Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and a Child Actor for their work in a Feature Film submitted under Narrative Feature Film Category.

    RIVER PEARL AWARD
    Given to the Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and a Child Actress for their work in a Feature Film submitted under Narrative Feature Film Category.

    RIVER DISCOVERY AWARD
    Given to an actor and an actress for their Best Acting Reel.

    RIVER REVELATION AWARD
    Given to the Best Trailer.

    RIVER SCROLL AWARD
    Given to the Best Feature Screenplay.

    RIVER SCRIBBLE AWARD
    Given to the Best Short Screenplay.



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  • Urban Mediamakers Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/06/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Feature Film
    • Short Film Script
    • High School Student Films
    • Middle School Student Films
    • Feature Film Script/Stage Play
    • Web/TV Series
    • Documentary - Short
    • Music Video
    • Animation
    • Documentary - Feature
    • Key Art Design
    • Mobile Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (UMFF) is a not-for-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organization that promotes and supports independent multimedia productions — animation, film, music, new media, print, television, video and web series. Guided by past wisdom and reflecting the new and exciting generation of new technology, we are dedicated to thinking out of the traditional box as we pursue our dreams courageously.


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  • HOLLYWOOD REEL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVALNext Deadline: 04/29/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Dramatic Feature Films
    • Music Video Competition
    • Experimental / Non-Narrative Films
    • PEOPLE'S CHOICE - Best Picture
    • PEOPLE'S CHOICE - Best Director
    • Short Dramatic Films
    • Short Comedic Films
    • Short Documentary Films
    • Short Horror / Genre / Sci-Fi FIlms
    • Short Animated Films
    • Narrative Comedic Feature Films
    • Horror / Sci-Fi / Genre Feature Films
    • Documentary Feature Films
    • Animated Feature Films
    • Best Student Filmmakers
    • Gay and Lesbian Films
    • SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    THE HOLLYWOOD REEL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (HRIFF) exists to showcase the best in new cinema and classic filmmaking, with events that create opportunities for distribution, media attention, and public Hollywood screenings, for films by independent creators, operating outside the studio system.


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  • Urbanworld Film Festival, presented by BET Networks...Next Deadline: 05/09/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film Competition
    • Documentary Feature Film Competition
    • Short Film Competition
    • Screenplay Competition
    • Documentary Short Film Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Urbanworld Film Festival (UWFF) is an initiative delivered by the Urbanworld Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to redefining the role of multicultural constituents in contemporary cinema by implementing programs and events that support the development and success of the urban filmmaking community.


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  • Williamsburg International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/10/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animated Films
    • International Short Films
    • Music Videos
    • U.S. Documentary Feature Films
    • International Documentary Feature Films
    • U.S. Narrative Feature Films
    • International Narrative Feature Films
    • U.S. Short Films
    • Screenplays
    • Family Fare
    • Student Films
    • Commercials
    • Soundtracks

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    WILLiFEST spotlights independent filmmakers from around the world. We encourage you to submit your work and join us in New York City for a professional, fun-filled festival of screenings, panels, concerts, networking opportunities, after-parties and more.


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  • Harlem International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/11/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Narrative
    • Feature Documentary
    • Short Film
    • Animated Short
    • Youth Film
    • World Cinema
    • Full Length Script (Competition)
    • Short Script (Competition)
    • Music Video
    • Webisode

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Celebrating the art of film in the home of the Harlem Renaissance, The Harlem International Film Festival (Hi) inspires and entertains by honoring films that offer honest, exciting and thought-provoking portrayals of our world. Conceived from the belief that we all have valuable experiences and perspectives to share, Hi actively seeks and exhibits fresh, entertaining films from New York to Seoul, Amsterdam to Capetown that possess a universal appeal. Hi is committed to exemplifying the eminence that Harlem represents and is dedicated to showcasing the best films by filmmakers from around the world.


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  • FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival ...Next Deadline: 05/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Gay & Lesbian
    • All Films
    • Canadian
    • Children's
    • Horror
    • Jewish
    • Screenplay Competition
    • Chinese
    • Video Games
    • Sci-Fi & Fantasy
    • Japanese
    • Documentaries
    • Animation
    • Features

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Festival is dedicated to the creation of opportunities for artistic interaction and exchange among independent filmmakers, directors, producers and the film-going public. It's mission is to discover the new voices of independent film.


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  • New Hampshire Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Short (30-60 minutes)
    • Documentary (all length)
    • Animation (all length)
    • Screenplay
    • Student
    • Short (under 30 minutes)
    • NH Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The New Hampshire Film Festival is a non-profit organization that celebrates the art of filmmaking. The festival strives to advance the quality, and innovation of independent film internationally while simultaneously influencing educational, cultural, and economic impact on the local community.


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  • FilmQuest Next Deadline: 05/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Screenplay Competition - Features
    • Feature Films
    • Short Films
    • Animated Films
    • TV/Web Series
    • Music Videos
    • Student Films
    • Commercial/Advertisements
    • Fan Films
    • Screenplay Competition - Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Welcome to FilmQuest! A festival of the Fantastic founded by filmmakers, for filmmakers. It is our goal to bring you an experience unlike any other that not only rewards but advances your career as a filmmaker and an artist.


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  • Sidewalk Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Short
    • Teen Filmmaker
    • Family Film Festival
    • Animated Short
    • Documentary Short
    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Sidewrite Short Screenplay Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Sidewalk is a celebration of new independent film in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. Our mission is to encourage, inspire and support filmmaking and the appreciation of independent cinema in Alabama.


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  • Roswell International Sci Fi Film Festival and Scr...Next Deadline: 05/16/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • SCIFI/FANTASY Script Contest
    • RISF SyFy Short Film Festival
    • Roswell SyFy Feature Film Festival

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The SCIENCE FICTION and FANTASY Shoot-Out and Film Festival is the only filmmaking festival dedicated to bringing artist's visions from "script to screen" in one week. The festival captures the essence of filmmaking, highlighting cutting-edge digital media, which is revolutionizing the film industry. It provides a venue for independent SCI-FI/FANTASY filmmakers to get their films made as well as screen some of the best independent short and feature-length genre films being produced today.


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  • La Femme International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/16/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentaries
    • Screenplays
    • Commercials/Music Videos
    • Shorts
    • Mid-Length Films
    • Features
    • Games
    • Animation Shorts
    • Animation Features
    • Mobisodes
    • Webisodes
    • Special Documentary of Focus

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    LA Femme Film Festival will support and nurture the artistic entertainment productions of women for the benefit of an international and domestic audience. We are a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and sexually diverse Festival devoted to women in key positions of film productions domestically and internationally.

    OBJECTIVES:

    The main objectives of the festival are:

    > To Platform new emerging talent and support established women in crossover roles.

    > Support the upward growth potential of entertainment opportunities for women in film.

    > High profile film festival celebrating filmed entertainment "by women for everyone" in October yearly which is highly promoted to industry professionals.

    > To assist in independent filmmakers distribution of their feature films which are platformed in our festival with domestic theatrical and home video distribution.

    > To create opportunities for feature film production for women.


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  • OREGON Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/20/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Student FIlm Submissions - Feature & Short FIlms
    • Oregon Resident Submissions - Feature & Short Films
    • Feature Film - Animated
    • Feature Film - Narrative Film (all categories)
    • Feature Film - Documentary Film (all categories)
    • SHORT Film Submission - Narrative Film (all categories)
    • SHORT Film Submission - TV Pilot Competition
    • Feature Film - Documentary Film (Biographical Competition)
    • Feature Film - Documentary Film (Environmental Competition)
    • Feature Film - Documentary Film (Historical Competition)
    • Feature Film - Documentary Film (Social Issues Competition)
    • Feature Film - Horror
    • SHORT Film Submission - Music Video Competition
    • SHORT Film Submission - High School Short Films
    • SHORT Film Submission - Animated Films
    • SHORT Film Submission - Comedy Films
    • SHORT Film Submission - Horror Films
    • SHORT Film Submission - Experimental & Visual Art Filims
    • SHORT Film Submission - Documentary Film (all categories)
    • SHORT Film Submission - Documentary Film (Historical)
    • SHORT Film Submission - Documentary Film (Social Issues)
    • SHORT Film Submission - Documentary Film (Biographical)
    • SHORT Film Submission - Documentary Film (Environmental)
    • Feature Film - Comedy
    • SHORT - Webisode / Web Series Competition
    • Audience Choice Award Competition
    • Teleplay & Short Screenplay Competition (Under 60 pages)
    • Screenplay Competition
    • SHORT Film Submission - Trailer Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Oregon Independent Film Festival was created to assist in the discovery and presentation of the best new films and screenplays (with a curatorial festival emphasis on independent film, documentary films, and student cinema) while promoting the majestic state of Oregon as a travel destination to film lovers from around the world.

    The Oregon Independent Film Festival occurs over several weeks each fall, spanning across multiple cities within in the great state of Oregon, but always culminating with a gala, Best Picture screening, and multiple days of film events in our current home base of PORTLAND, OR.

    The Oregon Independent Film Festival is devoted to offering reasonable submission fees and ticket prices, while showcasing the most innovative, challenging, and new works from filmmakers across the globe.



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  • Portland Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/20/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Web
    • Narrative - Feature
    • Narrative - Short
    • Documentary - Feature
    • Documentary - Short
    • Animation - Short
    • Student
    • Screenplay
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Portland FIlm Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing filmmakers and audiences, and to celebrating the power of a good story. The festival focuses on the people, ideas, technology, skills and artistry behind filmmaking and provides both entertaining and educational opportunities to the public. The festival is anchored with three nights of outdoor screenings, offering its filmmakers one of the largest audiences available on the West Coast. The proud support of the City of Portland makes the festival possible.


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  • Nine Worlds Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/23/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film, 1-10 minutes
    • Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film, 11-30 minutes
    • Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film, 31-60 minutes
    • Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film 61-120 minutes
    • Sci-Fi & Fantasy Feature Screenplay

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    We show indie sci-fi and fantasy films to thousands of geeks gathered in London every year for Nine Worlds Geekfest.


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  • The Broad Humor Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/23/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Screenplay
    • Short
    • Short Screenplay
    • Feature Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Broad Humor Film Festival features funny films written by and directed by women. Screenplay competitions will also support women screenwriters with feature and short categories. The Broad Humor Film Festival honors women who craft stories on film that put a grin on your face or a chuckle in your belly.

    WOMEN WRITE. WOMEN DIRECT. EVERYBODY LAUGHS.


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  • Houston Comedy Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/23/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Comedy Short Film
    • Comedy Micro Short Film
    • Comedy Short Film Screenplay
    • Comedy Feature Film Screenplay

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Houston Comedy Film Festival is a unique forum for comedy filmmakers from all over the world to showcase their creative works in Houston, Texas.


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  • The Los Angeles Fear and Fantasy film festivalNext Deadline: 05/25/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Horror Feature films
    • Fantasy Feature films
    • Fantasy Shorts
    • Screenplay competition
    • Horror Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Los Angeles Fear and Fantasy Film Festival prides it self on selecting Exceptional Quality films in the genre and maintaining an intimate, boutique festival environment.
    This Festival was founded and run by filmmakers in the Industry. The Mission is to support and discover Fear and Fantasy films from up and coming artist, as well as honor the classics of the genre.

    The Festival supports fear and fantasy films in all their incarnations, which can include documentaries on social fear, films of fantasy (The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Lord of the Rings), science fiction fare (THX 1138), Horror (The Blair Witch Project) to harder genre fare (Saw, Hostile)

    Also the festival celebrates filmmakers, actors, and artists who have contributed to the genre throughout the years. Each year an Achievement Award is given for special contributions to the genre (in all it's forms).


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  • Las Vegas Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/26/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films U.S. & International
    • Documentary Films U.S. & International
    • Short Films U.S. & International
    • Nevada Films
    • Student Films
    • Animation Films
    • Wildcards "Experimental films"
    • Screenplay Competition
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Las Vegas Film Festival is a celebration of cultural discovery, cinema mysticism, community and adventure, connecting industry professionals with the independent filmmakers from all around the world. Our goal each year is to enlighten and entertain thousands of film festival attendees and offer a creative outlet to passionate independent storytellers.


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  • SoCal Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/27/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film (all)
    • Short Film (all)
    • Documentary (feature)
    • Screenplays Long Form (31 pages or more)
    • Documentary (short)
    • Screenplay Short Form (30 pages or less)
    • Youth Movement
    • Music Videos and Micro-Shorts
    • Mobile Media

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Join us for our 10th year as we "celebrate the storytellers of tomorrow!" The SoCal has award winning movies and screenplays; industry speakers; professional workshops; Q&As with directors and actors; special guests; a distinguished panel of jury members and screeners; volunteer opportunities; and scores of film watching attendees.

    Open Genre. Open Form. Our goal is to exhibit well made projects regardless of genre, length or style.

    Our goal is to continually create a truly important film festival for independent filmmakers and screenwriters.

    We hope you consider the SoCal an important part of the industry as we make every effort to put your films in front of other filmmakers; industry pros and, of course, film watchers. An outlet for Independent filmmakers to show their work to industry professionals.


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  • A Night of Horror International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Horror Feature Films
    • Horror Short Animations
    • Horror Short Films
    • H. P. Lovecraft Inspired Short Films
    • Horror Themed Music Videos
    • Horror Screenplay (Feature)
    • Horror Screenplay (Short)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    A Night of Horror International Film Festival is Sydney, Australia's premier horror film event.

    Now in its eighth year, the festival remains dedicated to screening and promoting the work of independent filmmakers working in the horror genre from both Australia and abroad.


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  • FANTASTIC PLANET: Sydney International Sci-Fi &...Next Deadline: 05/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Features
    • Shorts
    • Short Animations
    • Screenplay (Feature)
    • Screenplay (Short)
    • Music Videos

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Fantastic Planet Film Festival is dedicated to seeking out and encouraging bold new speculative films that explore imagined worlds, universes, and realities; celluloid glimpses of alternative futures, presents, and pasts. And to showcase this fantastic cargo of cinema to audiences in Sydney, Australia.

    The festival also aims to provide a forum for Australian based horror, sci-fi and fantasy film fans and filmmakers.


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  • NOLA Horror Film FestNext Deadline: 05/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Screenplay
    • Feature Film
    • Music Video &/Or Movie Trailer
    • Louisiana Produced Feature
    • Louisiana Produced Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The NOLA Horror Film Fest is a festival created by horror filmmakers for horror fans. It’s no small wonder - and no great surprise - that so many of today’s top directors got their start in “low budget horror”. With determination and imagination, these artists have created some truly memorable work that has encouraged and inspired a new generation of filmmakers. Our goal is the promotion of horror/sci-fi filmmaking in Louisiana, as well as nationally and internationally. The NOHFF is committed to celebrating the craft and advancing the art form of genre films.


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  • Shore ScriptsNext Deadline: 05/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Screenplays
    • Short Screenplays

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition 2014.

    Discovering new screenwriting talent from around the world.

    DATES FOR BOTH FEATURE & SHORT COMPETITION.

    EARLY DEADLINE – 1st MARCH 31st MAY 2014 REGULAR DEADLINE – 1st JUNE 31st JULY 2014
    LATE DEADLINE – 1st AUGUST 31st AUGUST 2014
    WAB Extended Deadline - 1st SEPT 7th SEPT 2014


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  • Chelsea INDIE Short Films FestivalNext Deadline: 05/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films
    • Playlet

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    A film festival benefit for www.love146.org. Love146 is a non-profit to end child human trafficking. Slavery is still one of the darkest stories on our planet. But for us, the hope of abolition is a reality. Love146 believes in helping grow the movement of abolition while providing effective, thoughtful solutions.


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  • UK Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Documentary
    • 3 Minutes script competition
    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • Feature Length Documentary
    • Music Video
    • Animation
    • Student Short
    • Experimental
    • Feature Script Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The UKFF's mission is to encourage, support, and promote filmmakers in an annual Film Festival of well crafted and culturally diverse domestic and foreign feature films, shorts, music videos, animations and documentaries.


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  • Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Micro Short
    • International Micro Short
    • Music Video
    • International Music Video
    • Western New York Feature
    • Western New York Medium Length
    • International Medium Length Film
    • International Short Film
    • Medium Length Film
    • Short Film
    • International Feature Film
    • Unproduced Feature Film Screenplay
    • Western New York Short
    • Western New York Micro Short
    • Western New York Music Video
    • Feature Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival is an International Film Festival with an emphasis on genre films. Our mission is two-fold: to bring the best Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Action, Thriller, Animation, Cult and Fan Films from around the world to Buffalo, New York, and to shine a spotlight on quality films produced by local talent. We are a filmmaker friendly festival and wish to show our city in its best light and foster rising talent. In 2013, we screened 85 films, which broke down to 26 features, 59 shorts, 27 international films, and 13 local productions, and 30 filmmakers from out of town came to our city to screen their work. Our hotel is close to our venue, and there are plenty of restaurants nearby, not to mention Niagara Falls. In general, we provide two free passes to the entire festival for each film we select for screening, but for out of town filmmakers willing to travel to attend, we will provide additional passes. Western New York Films are not restricted to the categories listed above; to help our growing film community, we will also accept WNY comedies and dramas for consideration.


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  • Eerie Horror Film Festival & Screenplay Competi...Next Deadline: 06/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Student (10 - 17) Horror Short
    • Short Length Screenplay
    • Feature Length Screenplay
    • Horror Short
    • Science Fiction Feature
    • Science Fiction Short
    • Suspense Feature
    • Suspense Short
    • Student (10 - 17) Horror Feature
    • Horror Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Eerie Horror Film Festival was established in order to provide more opportunities and exposure for filmmakers and screenwriters working within the horror, science fiction and suspense genres, as well as to draw more attention to the Northwestern Pennsylvania region via our annual film festival and other special events.

    Our organization hopes to provide an educational and entertaining visual experience for the attendees of our Festival, which showcases and celebrates the diversity of the films and screenplays submitted to our competition based event each year.

    We also hope to establish a forum, where novices and seasoned veterans alike can interact and learn from one another, as well as from our array of special celebrity guests and industry professionals.


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  • Evolution, Mallorca International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • Student Short Film
    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Screenplay Feature
    • Animation Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    "Bridging Cultures"

    Evolution, Mallorca International Film Festival encourages International Filmmakers to come together and share their unique stories with audiences from all around the world.

    Working year-round to find films that display strong visual and written storytelling, EIFF strives to showcase great examples of film-making.
    We look for movies that are socially relevant, provocative and innovative.
    Offering enthusiastic crowds and unique venues in Hollywood and
    Palma de Mallorca, Spain.


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  • Action On Film International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Music Video
    • Children's Films
    • Short Shorts
    • Screenplays
    • Screenplay Shorts
    • Screenplay Scenes
    • Features
    • Shorts
    • Action Sequences
    • Documentary
    • Original Scores and Compositions
    • Artwork and Design
    • Teleplays

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Action on Film Festival aims to promote artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition in an atmosphere of unity for the entire AOF family of filmmakers and writers. We do this to enrich the life of the community, filmmakers and of course individuals who pursue careers in front of and behind the camera. By working directly with filmmakers independent of budget, origin, style or genre we celebrate the art of film and filmmakers in addition to:
    -Setting high standards for quality film education and exhibition, placing artistic and cultural merit above commercial appeal.
    -Working collaboratively with filmmakers and producers to increase access to quality film arts, presentations, programs, and projects.
    -Enjoy the art of Action on Film in all of its glory from the delicate movement of the wings of a butterfly to a blazing shoot out on the streets of an inner city.
    -The festival takes place in Theaters and in other professional settings such as the beautiful Pasadena Playhouse, there is nothing wrong with festivals that showcase films in other types of venues but we believe that we must give our filmmakers and writers the best venues to showcase their work as possible.
    - Over the years people have come to understand that Action On Film does not just mean action films it means the action the filmmaker takes to bring his or her dream to the screen and the reaction of the audiences to that work.
    -Oh yeah, we love filmmakers and writers too

    The Action On Film International Film Festival has been honored with being named to many Top Festival Lists both Domestic and Internatioinal. Perhaps it is the free video interviews, or Black Tie Dinner and Award Shows or just the great way filmmakers and writers are treated. Whatever the reason, the AOF Team is proud to be acknowledged by MovieMaker Magazine and for being placed in such high regard as some of the world's other top film festivals.


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  • International Film Festival of WalesNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Student
    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • Music Video
    • Screenplay
    • Animation
    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The International Film Festival of Wales (previously the Newport International Film Festival) aims to showcase great independent films and create opportunities for screenings and awards for these films.

    We focus on films that slip through the net - the no-budget gems that no one should have to miss out on! We work with film-makers to ensure they get reviews, press coverage and good attendances.

    Put simply, we're here promoting truly independent film and creating exciting networking opportunities for film-makers and film-lovers, plus plenty of awards!


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  • CREATIVE WORLD AWARDS SCREENWRITING COMPETITION
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film - Action/Adventure
    • Feature Film - Horror/Thriller/Fantasy
    • Feature Film - Comedy
    • Feature Film - Drama/Family
    • Original TV Sitcom Pilot: 50 pages or less
    • Original TV Drama Pilot: 70 pages or less
    • Existing 1/2 hour Sitcom: 50 pages or less
    • Existing 1 hour Drama: 70 pages or less
    • Short Film Scripts: 40 pages or less

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our mission at the Creative World Awards (CWA) is to discover and advance talented screenwriters and help them garner the exposure and recognition they need to propel their personal projects forward.

    At CWA, our finalists get first looks from some of the most sought after companies in the industry such as Lionsgate/Mandate International, Inferno Entertainment, Morgan Creek and more.

    PRODUCTION AWARD: The Grand Prize Winner also receives the opportunity to have a short adaptation of their winning feature produced by CWA in conjunction with The Moving Image Xchange. The film gets a guaranteed premiere at the Richmond International Film Festival, also giving the writer official imdb credit.

    Special thanks to this year's CWA sponsors for helping us line up the production award and a fantastic prize package worth over $30,000 in cash & prizes.


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  • The Indie Horror Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/07/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Feature Film
    • Unproduced Script

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Indie Horror Film Festival is an independent film festival.

    We strive to support independent film, and promote all types of dark art. We go the extra mile to get recognition beyond the festival alone for the amazingly talented people in this industry. Even films submitted to us that don't get accepted for the festival are very often reviewed and written about by one of our columnists for one of our websites or print magazine publications including Breaking Fate Magazine!


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  • Slamdance Screenplay CompetitionNext Deadline: 06/10/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Screenplays
    • Short/Webisode Screenplays
    • Horror Screenplays
    • Original Teleplays

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Slamdance Screenplay Competition is dedicated to discovering and supporting emerging writing talent. We welcome screenplays in every genre, on any topic, from anywhere in the world. A unique feature of the competition is providing constructive feedback for every entrant. In addition to this, we also offer a more intensive coverage service for a supplementary fee. Now in our nineteenth year, we have a history of highlighting talented, independent screenwriters and introducing them to the entertainment industry. All of our readers approach scripts differently, but in general we are looking for originality and promise in a work. As an organization, we strive to foster an independent spirit among new writers and filmmakers. We've established a strong track record through our competition successes and are committed to continuing our pursuit to champion outstanding new work.

    Our competition consists of four categories. Awards are given to the top three scripts in each category. In addition to that, Slamdance will present the Grand Prize for the best screenplay, regardless of category

    • Feature
    • Short/Webisode
    • Horror
    • Original Teleplay

    We look forward to reading your work!


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  • Northeast Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Screenplay (Unproduced)
    • Narrative Feature Films
    • Narrative Short Films
    • Documentary Films
    • Student Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Northeast Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing and promoting quality independent films from filmmakers throughout the United States and internationally.


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  • HOLLYWOOD SCREENPLAY CONTESTNext Deadline: 06/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Action / Adventure
    • Biographical / Historical
    • Comedy
    • Drama
    • Horror
    • Thriller
    • Short Screenplay
    • TV Sitcom
    • Treatment
    • Family
    • Sci-Fi
    • Reality TV Concept
    • TV Drama
    • Stage Play
    • TV Spec Script

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our aim, quite simply, is to discover and recognize the brightest new talent and original voices in storytelling from around the world. We identify emerging talent and place top new writers firmly on the industry’s radar directly in the heart of the motion picture capital of the world.


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  • The First Look Project, presented by Script Pipelin...Next Deadline: 06/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Screenplay - Action/Adventure
    • Feature Screenplay - Comedy
    • Feature Screenplay - Science Fiction / Fantasy
    • Feature Screenplay - Horror / Thriller
    • Teleplay
    • Adaptation
    • Media

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To discover innovative, marketable, high-concept projects for studio-level development, including feature screenplays, original TV material, media content, and adaptations.


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  • Script Pipeline Great Idea ContestsNext Deadline: 06/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Movie Idea
    • TV Show Idea

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Script Pipeline Great Movie Idea and Great TV Idea Contests are looking for the best film and TV series ideas in the world. No need to be a writer, professional or otherwise. Simply think big, marketable, and original.


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  • Chicago Horror Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • Unproduced Screenplay

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Chicago Horror Film Festival is an independent film festival.

    We strive to support independent film, and promote all types of dark art. We go the extra mile to get recognition beyond the festival alone for the amazingly talented people in this industry. Even films submitted to us that don't get accepted for the festival are very often reviewed and written about my one of our columnists for one of our websites or print magazine publications.


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  • New York Screenplay ContestNext Deadline: 06/20/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Action / Adventure
    • Biographical / Historical
    • Comedy
    • Drama
    • Family
    • Horror / Sci-Fi
    • Thriller
    • Short Scripts
    • Television Scripts
    • Stage Plays
    • Treatments
    • TV Concepts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The New York Screenplay Contest is a global screenwriting contest designed to launch careers and provide recognition and network opportunities to the world's best new voices in screenwriting for film and television. The New York Screenplay Contest awards its winners with cash, prizes, sponsorship packages, and meetings with leading industry professionals.


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  • Moondance International Film Festival Next Deadline: 06/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • FILM SCORES & ORIGINAL MUSIC
    • FILMS (see all film categories)
    • WRITTEN WORKS (see all writing categories)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

    Our objective for this competition and film festival is to inspire, promote and encourage screenwriters and independent filmmakers, and the very best work in film & film scripts, stage plays, TV scripts, musical film scores, librettos, radio plays & short stories. Moondance provides a professional forum in which those creative, talented & dedicated artists can have the opportunity for their work to be viewed and accepted by the powers that be, within the international film & entertainment community.

    Our work on reaching out toward filmmakers, writers and film score composers everywhere in the world is primary and ongoing. Writers and filmmakers from all six continents, and from a wide diversity of ethnic and linguistic groups are an integral part of our mission and goals. We seek to inspire and invigorate this creative potential to perceive, conceptualize, and produce their works for the benefit of the world society. We are dedicated to preserving their accumulated accomplishments and visions as expressed through the art of film, music and writings.

    Moondance promises to raise awareness of the invaluable contributions of creative talents to the entertainment community. Equity in the film industry does not mean stifling some voices so that others may be heard; it does not demand the compromising of personal standards to achieve success. Equity creates new standards which accommodate and nurture differences. Equity fosters the individual voice, investing talented people with confidence in their own authority. Equity unleashes the creative potential. We see the equal treatment of all, and the equal respect for all responses they explore, as essential to their and our ultimate goals.

    Independent filmmakers, writers and composers are vocal and active participants in the social forces that shape our culture. They portray people as three-dimensional, complex human beings and thus defy the demeaning and pervasive stereotypes perpetuated by the mainstream media.

    We are also dedicated to promoting visibility for women in Hollywood and their impact on the film industry, and we see this as a means to disrupt and correct the misogynous, fantastical, passive, destructive and denigrating visual representation of females that has, historically, been rendered by men in media and has for so long and so plentifully pervaded our visual culture.

    Moondance promotes, encourages, educates and rewards non-violent conflict resolution in the arts & film. Our much-coveted Columbine Awards are given to the filmmakers, writers and composers (of any age) who best depict alternatives to violence as a method of dealing with conflicts, whether personal, local, national or international, and/or show why violence as a solution to conflict is ultimately counter-productive and inhumane.

    Moondance is dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and preservation, and we award the Calypso Award to those filmmakers, writers and composers who create meaningful, educational and entertaining works toward this goal, and inspire others to do likewise.

    Our mission is to entertain, to inform, to inspire, to encourage and to educate. We believe that films and scripts can contribute to a healthier society and that films and scripts should encourage the active involvement of audiences to connect and act collectively to address social challenges.

    Winning and finalist films and scripts are innovative, distinctive, compelling and engaging, relevant to varied audiences and encourage participation. We are eager to continue to be one of the most important film festivals in the world by being innovative, risk-taking, and open to new thinking, new concepts, new talent, and new ways of telling stories.

    Our film programs are always well rounded, entertaining, and enlightening, highlighting diverse cultures, opinions, and stories. We welcome individual expression and are committed to presenting diverse points of view. Moondance aims to entertain, increase awareness, provide multiple viewpoints, address complex social issues, provide forums for deliberation, and strengthen ties between a large variety of international audiences.

    The long-term vision of the Moondance International Film Festival is to preserve and revitalize our intangible heritage, cultivate creative diversity, develop an intercultural dialogue, and stimulate this creative resource. Our mission is to present a vibrant and growing collection of films and writings, which is an ideal means for communication across perceived boundaries of race, culture, age and gender. These works document the complexity and depth of men's & women's experiences that will become widely accessible within the world film industry and to the public, and will encourage and inspire others to write, compose music and to make films.


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  • Starz Denver Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Contemporary World Cinema
    • Shorts
    • Documentary
    • First Look Student Film Program
    • Screenwriting Competition
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The highly acclaimed Starz Denver Film Festival, which is the largest of its kind in the region, will celebrate its 37th year in 2014. This intense and concentrated exposition showcases more than 200 new films from around the world with over 175 international filmmakers, directors, actors and other film artists participating in the twelve-day event. The majority of these films would never be seen or discovered in the Rocky Mountain region outside the venue of the film festival. The annual celebration of film provides an important showcase for the best of world cinema, a platform for international film artists, and promotes dialogue among filmmakers and the public.

    The award-winning film festival is one of Denver's most popular and publicized events. The annual festival is a high-profile, glamour-filled event that is the focus of an enormous amount of media attention beginning in September and continuing through November.


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  • London Lift-Off Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Screenplay
    • Short Animation
    • Short Narrative
    • Feature Narrative
    • Short Documentary
    • Feature Documentary
    • Music Video
    • Short Scripts
    • TV Play Scripts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Looking Beyond The Gloss and Putting Talent Before Technology.

    http://www.lift-off-festival.com

    BAFTA considered and accredited. Lift-Off International Film Festival has a plan, which is to create a strong and truly independent platform for filmmakers, showcasing official selections in Europe and the United States, building an industry within the industry, and helping to launch the careers of their filmmakers.

    With the aim to create a truly self reliant indie movement through the transatlantic exchange of exceptional independent film from all over the globe, Lift-Off's motto is to "Look Beyond The Gloss - Putting Talent Before Technology", this means that it doesn't matter what camera you used or what fancy lens kit. It is all about the talent in-front of the camera, the words off the page, the direction, the filling of a frame with narrative, and the emotional journey.

    Lift-Off's mission is clear; Lift-Off Film Festivals want to become the largest independent only festival, free of agents, film stars or production house sample films. We want filmmakers at the grass roots and we want to help these artists to achieve their potential.


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  • Columbus International Film + Video FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Student Competition
    • Science + Technology
    • Social Issues
    • Animation
    • Arts
    • Narrative
    • Humanities
    • Experimental Short
    • Mental + Physical Health
    • Educational
    • Promotional / Industrial
    • Religion + Spirituality
    • LGBT
    • FILM TREATMENT COMPETITION

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Dedicated to serving filmmakers and their audiences by celebrating
    excellence in film making, the Columbus Film Council believes in educating and entertaining people with the art and experience of film and video.

    This is accomplished by organizing and producing the Columbus International Film + Video Festival.


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  • Pasadena International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/11/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Webseries
    • Screenplays
    • Feature Films
    • Short Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Pasadena International Film Festival strives to create art and culture for the town of Pasadena. Last year we had filmmakers fly in from all over the world- we look forward to cultivating a community of filmmakers and film lovers who are here to support and nurture the worlds of art, culture, and film. Pasadena finally has its very own film festival—where the old world of film meets the new world of new media. Every evening we will host a post-screening mixer at a venue that reflects Old Hollywood—an era of grace, elegance, and mystery.
    We invite you to participate in an event that will draw business and notoriety for our lovely town of Pasadena—long known for its love and support of the arts. Filmmakers, celebrities, and the general public will gather for a festive and exciting week that promotes class, culture, and community. People from every continent are invited to share in the beauty that is Pasadena. Don’t miss out.


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  • Carmel International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film
    • Feature Documentary
    • Short Film
    • Student
    • Screenplay Competition
    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Carmel International Film Festival is committed to providing artists a platform to share their stories and their art.

    The Carmel International Film Festival presents six awards at the festival in October: Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short, Best Student Film and a new category Best Animation.


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  • BACK IN THE BOX COMPETITIONNext Deadline: 07/17/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Screenplay, Teleplay, Series
    • Film, Video, Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Fernleif Productions is dedicated to making films that will change your life.

    Fernleif Productions is always working to give new and emerging talent a chance to showcase their work. Many writers and film makers never get the opportunity to have their creations brought to life or viewed by a mass audience, and this competition helps them fulfill that vision. The winners of this competition will have the opportunity to work directly with Fernleif Productions to get maximum exposure to their work. This could include having your work produced by Fernleif Productions

    Several of the screenplays from prior year competitions have gone into production.


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  • British Horror Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/27/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • Student Film
    • Screenplays

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Promoting British & International Horror Films!

    The British Horror Film Festival is one of the most important and influential horror film festivals in the UK and has a rapidly growing international reputation.

    Our goal is to regularly grow the number of screens that the festival is screened on, simultaneously around the UK. We have been growing these screens since 2011 when we screened the festival on 2 screens, Bournemouth and London's Leicester Square.

    This gives your movie a chance to be seen by a wider audience and have a one day theatrical release in the UK, as well as a prestigious Leicester Square premiere/debut.

    We also have the 'Horror Awards'. These beautiful Crystal Awards are presented at the end of the festival at an awards ceremony.
    Previous winners of these prestigious awards have gone on to secure distribution deals in the UK and abroad. The 2013 awards were sponsored by Haunted: After Dark.

    Each film screened is nominated in at least one awards category and often many others.

    We are committed to increasing the profile of independent horror films and film-makers. A number of reviewers are present at all our screenings, to ensure you get plenty of global publicity, both on-line and in print for your film.

    Prepare to scream ... about films!


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  • IRVINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALNext Deadline: 07/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • U.S. & INTERNATIONAL TRAILER
    • U.S. & INTERNATIONAL SHORT NARRATIVE
    • U.S. & INTERNATIONAL FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES
    • U.S. & INTERNATIONAL SHORT DOCUMENTARIES
    • U.S. & INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FEATURE
    • U.S. & INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION SHORT
    • U.S. & INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY SHORT
    • U.S. & INTERNATIONAL FEATURE NARRATIVE
    • U.S. & INTERNATIONAL SHORT YOUNG ADULT K-12
    • WEBISODE
    • MUSIC VIDEO
    • FEATURE SCREENPLAY
    • SHORT SCREENPLAY

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Irvine International Film Festival (IIFF) celebrates the power of individual expression and diverse points of views. Offering more than a competition but an opportunity for filmmakers to learn & network.

    Irvine International Film Festival will always be a friendly approachable festival. Major distributors and Academy Award Winning Judges are part of the decision making process. Last year 11 of our Official Selections made it on the Oscars short list and 9 were nominated for an Oscar.


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  • Beaufort International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary
    • Short Film
    • Student Film
    • Feature Film
    • Animation
    • Screenplay

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Beaufort International Film Festival is to enliven our community by fostering and developing a rich appreciation for art of filmmaking.


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  • INDIE FEST USA International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • Documentary
    • Animation
    • Underground/Art
    • Foreign Language
    • Comedy
    • Student Short
    • Student Feature
    • Screenplay/Scripts
    • Music Video
    • Mocumentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    We know how the economy is and how costly filmmaking can be so we've greatly reduced our submission fee from $50 to just $20 that's a $30 savings!

    Submit now and if your film is selected you could become one of the filmmakers to compete for audience choice and judges choice awards in over 30 categories.

    The mission of INDIE FEST USA is to advance the independent filmmaker and artists of motion pictures. To recognize outstanding achievements in independent motion pictures and the community, while provide filmmakers with a supportive, positive and enthusiastic audiences for their creative efforts.

    Bringing to its audience of both local residents and visitors from all over Southern California and the world a wide array of distinguished independent motion pictures which would probably otherwise be inaccessible to them. To provide a common forum social gathering ground for the independent filmmaker and independent artists to promote their films, network with others in the industry and meet the general public.

    Indie Fest USA is produced and operated by The Garden Grove Community Arts Society. Our mission is to further the arts and revive the arts in our schools and communities.


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  • Big Mini Media FestivalNext Deadline: 08/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Screenplay
    • Experimental
    • Short Narrative
    • Feature Documentary
    • Animation
    • Feature Screenplay
    • Short Documentary
    • Super Short (one minute or less)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Big Mini Media Festival was set up 14 years ago to showcase undiscovered talent using media that were not generally hitting the mainstream. After a decade, BMM is still doing that - giving an outlet to up-and-coming filmmakers from around the world to show off their talent. With a growing group of sponsor/partners, BMM looks to differentiate itself in its second decade.


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  • TheWriteRoom/Screenplay Competition-2014Next Deadline: 08/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Best Screenplay
    • Best Student Script
    • Best Horror Genre Script

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    TheWriteRoom.Org/Screenwriting Competition/2014 seeks to support and nurture the artistic entertainment literature(screenplays) of Women for the benefit of an international and domestic audience. Male writers are also invited to participate but all screenplay entries must EITHER have a female protagonist(s), feature dimensional female character(s) and/or have been either WRITTEN, CO-WRITTEN by a woman.


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  • Berlin Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/12/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Low-Budget Feature (budget €250k to €1M)
    • Micro-Budget Feature (budget under €250k)
    • No-Budget Feature (budget under €25k)
    • Sci-Fi / Horror Feature Film
    • Female Director Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Short Film
    • Short Documentary
    • Animated Short
    • Experimental Short
    • Horror / Sci-Fi Short
    • Music Video
    • Feature Screenplay
    • Sci-Fi / Horror Screenplay
    • Comedy Screenplay

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Berlin Independent Film Festival is at the epicentre for low-budget filmmaking in Europe. While the Berlin Independent Film Festival is not connected with the Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale), BIFF runs at the same time, and not far from the European Film Market and draws on all the film industry power gathered in Berlin for those events.

    As well as a offering plenty of screening opportunities for indie films, BIFF is developing into a crucial business hub for the low-budget film industry. BIFF hosts workshops and networking social events where attending filmmakers help each other out with marketing advice and EFM tips.

    With an emphasis on showcasing new filmmakers achieving great things with tiny budgets, BIFF’s exciting programme of films and events combines a commitment to indie filmmaking ideals with a solid understanding of their potential in the marketplace.


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  • H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short
    • Opener / Trailer
    • Feature
    • Screenplay

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our purpose is simple: to promote the works of H.P. Lovecraft (as well as cosmic horror & weird tales) through cinematic adaptations by student, amateur, and professional filmmakers.

    The fiction of H.P. Lovecraft, though still popular in print, has fared rather poorly when adapted to film by commercial filmmakers. Most of the problem stems from both a failure to capture the essence of Lovecraft's unique and meticulously developed atmosphere and an inability to remain faithful to the story without adding unnecessary Hollywood devices in order to sell the film.

    We hope that through this festival, H.P. Lovecraft will be taken seriously as a writer and his work more faithfully adapted to film.


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  • GI Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Military Veteran Category
    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Student Film
    • Documentary Short
    • International Film
    • Student Veteran Interview
    • Narrative Feature Screenplay
    • Military Family "Coming Home" Video
    • Narrative Short Screen Play
    • Teleplay for TV
    • Written Word and Poetry
    • Reality Show
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the GI Film Festival is to preserve the stories of military veterans and the worldwide struggle for freedom through film, television, gaming, special events and other media.

    The GI Film Festival also helps military veterans to find success in the entertainment industry through distribution, relationship building and training programs.

    And the festival also provides general entertainment for military servicemen and women and their families.

    The GI Film Festival is a traveling festival hosting events in Washington, DC, New York City, Hollywood, Warsaw, Poland among other cities.


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  • WILDsound FEEDBACK Film and Screenplay Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • SHORT Feedback Film Festival
    • FEATURE Matinee Film Festival
    • FEATURE Screenplay Contest
    • SHORT Screenplay Contest
    • TV PILOT/SPEC Screenplay Contest

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The WILDsound Film and Screenplay Festival is the fastest growing Festival in the world today. A site that averages over 100,000 unique visitors a day.

    To go with our popular website www.wildsound.ca

    This is a festival geared to make sure your film/script gets shown in front of a large audience so you can actually see what people think of your work. We focus-group it with the audience, and our monthly guest industry moderator facilitates the audiences questions. This is a festival of networking and positive communication so you can take your filmmaking/screenwriting career to the next level.

    There is no judgment occurring in the moderation and the agenda is to have a 8-12 minute video of people talking positively about your film. (see our website for more details). It's a great selling point video to get your film to other festivals and get a distribution deal. (also see our popular YouTube channel - www.youtube.com/wildcardpic)

    Scripts get read at the monthly screenplay festival and then shown online for the whole world to see. Many writers obtain agents and get their idea/scripts optioned because of this.


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  • KIDS FIRST! Film Festival Screenplay Endorsement Pr...
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Best Screenplay for Children ages 2-5
    • Best Screenplay for Children ages 5-8
    • Best Screenplay for Children ages 8-12
    • Best Screenplay for Children ages 12-18

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    KIDS FIRST! Film Festival offers a showcase for outstanding films made for and by children ages 2 through 18. Screenplays are evaluated year round and those that are endorsed receive full coverage.


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  • 'IFS' Independent Filmmakers Showcase 2013-14 (L...
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    CATEGORIES:

    • IFS FILM FESTIVAL - Feature Length Film
    • Short LGBT Film Showcase
    • Dramatic Feature Film Festival Showcase
    • Comedy Feature Film Showcase
    • Documentary Feature Film Showcase
    • Student Feature Film Showcase
    • Animated Feature Film Showcase
    • International Feature Film Showcase
    • Horror Feature Film Showcase
    • Experimental Feature Film Showcase
    • LGBT Feature Film Showcase
    • SHORT FILM SHOWCASE
    • Short Comedy Film Showcase
    • Short Documentary Film Showcase
    • Short Student Film Showcase
    • Short Animated Film Showcase
    • Short Horror Film Showcase
    • Short Experimental Film Showcase
    • Music Video Showcase
    • IFSFF Film 35mm - 75mm Programming
    • IFS FILM FESTIVAL - Short Film
    • Sci-Fi / Fantasy Feature Film Showcase
    • Short Sci-Fi / Fantasy Film Showcase
    • IFS Monthly - Feature Film Showcases
    • IFS Monthly - Short Film Showcases
    • IFS SCREENPLAY / TELEPLAY COMPETITION
    • FILM FEEDBACK Add-On Option (for concurrently submitted films)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    "IFS" Independent Filmmakers Showcase of Los Angeles is an organization focused on the promotion, distribution, & support of groundbreaking and independent filmmaking from around the world.

    Since 1993, the IFS provides screening and development opportunities for emerging and autonomous filmmakers through local and global showcases, events, and the IFS Film Festival.

    Through developing new theaters for independent screenings, presenting cinema discussion forums & events, and supporting the preservation of classic venues; the IFS creates and fosters a community for filmmakers, students, & industry professionals to share resources, information and further the creation, production, & distribution of new independent cinema.

    IFS invites you join us today at our weekly and monthly IFS Screening Events and annual IFS Film Festival.


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  • COMEDY NINJA Film and Screenplay Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film
    • Short Fim
    • Feature-Length Screenplay
    • Short Screenplay

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    L.A.'s COMEDY NINJA Film and Screenplay Festival aims to be an uproarious three-day comedy free-for-all that will have audiences rolling in the aisles as it showcases the funniest work of comedic performers, directors and writers from around the globe.





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