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Events requesting your Animation submissions.

  • Destiny City Film Festival and Screenplay Competiti...
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Pierce County Resident
    • Washington State Resident
    • TheFilmSchool alumni
    • Feature Narrative
    • Feature Documentary
    • Short Narrative
    • Short Documentary
    • Student Film
    • Pierce County Student Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Filmmakers and story-tellers make film festivals possible. Period. This is why our loyalty is to you and the invaluable artistic talents you provide to film culture. The Destiny City Film Festival and Screenplay Competition is a homegrown, true-Tacoma community event, inspired by our city’s nickname – The City of Destiny – and is built to showcase the best independent films from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Join us for the inaugural Destiny City Film Festival, July 31-August 3, 2014 for top-quality programming of films, workshops, events, and panel discussions. Our mission is to enhance the vitality of independent filmmaking and story-telling by showcasing vibrant films to curate an engaged and supportive community audience.


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  • Canberra Short Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/20/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • National
    • Documentary
    • International
    • Canberra
    • Under 18s

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Canberra Short Film Festival represents the best films from around Australia and the world through a variety of categories, in any genre, style and length up to 20 minutes.

    The judges want to see something beautiful, or strange, or scary, or happy. We want our audiences to be affected by your films in any BIG way possible.


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  • Utopia Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/28/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Short
    • Animation
    • Regional Film
    • Utopian Film
    • Music Video
    • Films by and for Young People

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The non-profit Utopia Film Festival seeks entertaining and engaging works which typify our mission: "Seeking a better world through film."

    We want films and animation which make us laugh, cry and/or expand our consciousness: works which creatively explore the social, political, cultural and environmental issues which challenge humanity's never-ending quest - in all its variables - for the perfect "utopian" existence.



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  • I2F2 - Next Generation Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Student Shorts
    • Feature
    • Shorts
    • Documentary
    • First Time Filmmaker Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    i2F2 is dedicated to cultivating rising filmmakers and to create a marketplace.


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  • Mount Dora Family Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/05/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Other-Narrative Short-Pro
    • Animated Short- Pro
    • Documentary Short- Pro
    • Florida Narrative Feature
    • Florida Narrative Short
    • Florida Documentary Feature
    • Florida Documentary Short
    • Faith-themed Music Video
    • Family-themed Music Video
    • Narrative Feature-Student
    • Documentary Feature-Student
    • Narrative Short-Student
    • Documentary Short-Student
    • Comedy Feature- Pro
    • Action Feature- Pro
    • Drama Feature- Pro
    • Faith-themed Feature-Pro
    • Narrative Feature Other- Pro
    • Animated Feature-Pro
    • Documemtary Feature-Pro
    • Faith-Themed Short- Pro

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    This is a family oriented film festival which means no R-rated material, no horror or gratuitious violence. The festival is open to both Professional and Student filmmakers, both Domestic and International. All entries will be judged by a panel of well-qualified individuals with experience in various fields of the entertainment industry. During the festival, there will be public screenings of notable entries and award-winners. Arts for the Community, Inc (501c3) is the founder and primary sponsor of the event.


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  • Henley Fringe & FilmNext Deadline: 05/10/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short
    • Animation
    • Over 18
    • Feature FIlm
    • Student Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Henley Film Festival is a competition open to all film makers. We are interested in new and experienced film makers who want to screen their material, push boundaries and create innovative film for our audiences.




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  • Pittsburgh Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/21/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Narrative
    • Feature Documentary
    • Narrative Short
    • Doucmentary Short
    • New Media Short
    • Experimental
    • Music Video
    • Animation
    • Webasodes

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Pittsburgh has consistently been voted the most livable city in the USA. We would like to celebrate international and independent films. We believe that film as a medium can make a positive impact in the world, and the belief that Pittsburgh and its people is the best place to make this happen. The Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival is an international festival that provides a platform where filmmakers can showcase their work (features, shorts, new media, animation, music videos, webasodes, and documentaries), increase opportunities for producers and maximize potential for distribution, press and industry recognition.


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  • Zero Film Festival LondonNext Deadline: 04/21/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Mid-Length
    • Short
    • Experiment
    • Music Video
    • Animation
    • Web Series

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Zero Film Festival is the first and only festival EXCLUSIVE to self-financed filmmakers and their authentically independent films.

    Zero Film Festival is a New York based independent organization and not-for-profit, committed to helping emerging filmmakers and screening original and innovative films for cinema lovers in London and the United Kingdom.


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  • Tyrolean Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/22/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short Film
    • Narrative Micro Film
    • Documentary
    • Trash Film
    • Films for Kids (Kinder Kino)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Tyrolean Independent Filmfestival is already an important film festival for independent filmmakers. It's a truly independent film festival with a "Sundance character" in the heart of the European Alps, the alpine-urban city of Innsbruck, Austria.

    We're looking for high-quality movies between art house and hollywood block busters, entertaining movies that have the potential to reach a great international audience.

    It’s not the budget that matters for us, it’s the creativity of the filmmakers, actors, writers, editors, cinematographers. It’s not about who you know in the industry, it’s about talent. Our mandate is to present the most outstanding films produced in every part of the world and to support local filmmakers to reach an international audience.


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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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  • American Black Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/23/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Features
    • Documentaries
    • Webisodes
    • HBO Short Film Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The ABFF (American Black Film Festival) is a four-day event dedicated to showcasing quality films by and about people of African descent. It is the preeminent pipeline to new Black talent in front of and behind the camera, and is regarded as one of the leading film festivals in the world.

    Each year the ABFF commissions a screening committee to evaluate all film submissions based on the following criteria:

    world premiere status/limited screening history preferred
    artistic and technical merit (script, direction, acting, production value, uniqueness etc.)


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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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  • LA SHORTS FESTNext Deadline: 04/24/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Comedy
    • Drama
    • Animation
    • Experimental
    • Documentary
    • Music Video
    • Best Foreign Film
    • Best of Fest

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Los Angeles International Short Film Festival (LA Shorts Fest) ranks among the most prestigious international short film festivals in the world. The festival is accredited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.


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  • Fantastic FestNext Deadline: 04/24/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films
    • Feature Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Fantastic Fest was created to offer exposure to genre films which are often overlooked by the traditional festival circuit. We strive to offer acquisition and media and exhibition opportunities for undistributed films as well as spotlight upcoming genre theatrical releases and repertory genre classics.


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  • Indie Fest AwardsNext Deadline: 04/25/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animation
    • Actor: Leading
    • Actor: Supporting
    • Actress: Leading
    • Actress: Supporting
    • Commercial/Infomercial
    • Documentary Feature (58+ minutes)
    • Documentary Short (57- minutes)
    • Educational/Industrial/Training
    • Experimental
    • Film Feature (58+ minutes)
    • Film Short (57- minutes)
    • Liberation/Social Justice/Protest
    • Movie Trailer
    • Music Video
    • Public Service Programming/PSA
    • Reality Programming
    • Remixes/Mashups
    • Special Purpose Programming
    • Television - Pilot Program
    • Television - All Except Pilot
    • Tube Length Video (5 minutes or less)
    • Webisode/Internet Programming
    • Women Filmmakers
    • Children/Family Programming
    • Disability Issues
    • Gay/Lesbian/Transexual
    • Africian American
    • Asian American
    • Latin/Hispanic
    • Native/Aboriginal Peoples
    • Christian
    • Jewish
    • Islamic
    • Young Filmmaker - 17 and younger

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Indie Fest Awards is about helping independent filmmakers gain credibility and publicity. The primary goal of traditional film festivals is to bring entertainment to local audiences which makes filmmakers of secondary importance. The Indie Fest is not a traditional film festival, it is an international awards competition. Serving filmmakers is our first and only goal.


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  • Intendence Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Documentary
    • Short
    • Student/Young Filmmaker
    • Documentary-Short
    • Animation
    • Music Video
    • Webisode
    • SF & Horror
    • Art-Experimental

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our Mission:
    Provide an inclusive film event that features the world-class talents of members of the Colorado film industry while acknowledging good filmmaking wherever it originates. We also endeavor to support, encourage and recognize emerging young filmmakers.

    Our Purpose: (From the Bylaws)
    a. To help promote the art of filmmaking to the residents residing in the State of Colorado.
    b. To conduct activities to achieve charitable and educational bjectives within the State of Colorado, including: providing services such as film festivals, student outreach, workshops, showcases and lectures, and community education regarding the film industry in Colorado.
    c. In fulfilling this purpose, the Intendence Film Festival supports or conducts such other or further activities that may be desirable to promote the arts and to do and engage in any lawful activities that further or are consistent with the preceding objects and purposes of the Intendence Film Festival.
    The Intendence Film Festival Corporation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


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

    • Documentary Feature
    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Short
    • Pacific Showcase Feature
    • Pacific Showcase Short
    • Student (Under 18 only)
    • Hawaii Short
    • Hawaii Feature
    • EuroCinema Hawaii
    • New American Filmmaker Short
    • New American Filmmaker Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Established in 1981, the Hawaii International Film Festival is dedicated to advancing understanding and cultural exchange among the peoples of Asia, the Pacific and North America through the global medium of film.


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  • Heathcote Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/25/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film - Fiction (Max 15 mins)
    • Short Film - Documentary (Max 15 mins)
    • Short Film - Animation (Max 15 mins)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our festival is about supporting the growth and proliferation of film culture in our community and surrounding region.

    We celebrate film in all forms and genres and encourage the discussion of film and filmmaking. we hope to help satisfy the needs of film devotees and to introduce novices to as broad a range of film as possible in an environment rich with film knowledge and love of film.

    At our festival we also endeavour to marry enjoyment of film with enjoyment of wine and food from the region.


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  • Spooky Movie International Horror Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/25/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Shorts
    • Feature Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Located at the American Film Institute's legendary AFI Silver Theatre, the Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival's central objective is to spotlight on the Big Screen new, innovative, independent and international horror, science fiction, underground and cult works for our local audiences. Since 2006 Spooky Movie has challenged and entertained our audience by celebrating all the things that go bump in the night, while advocating the shared experience of enjoying film in a theatrical setting.


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  • Sydney Underground Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/25/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Student Films
    • Feature Films
    • Short Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Sydney Underground Film Festival is dedicated to nurturing an alternative film culture through the promotion of independent and experimental films. The festival seeks to support filmmakers who operate outside established film industry infrastructures, by providing a platform for exhibition, exposure and critical discussion.


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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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  • Accolade Awards CompetitionNext Deadline: 04/25/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animation
    • Documentary Feature (58+ minutes)
    • Educational/Instructional/Training
    • Film Feature (58+ minutes)
    • Film Short (57- minutes)
    • Liberation/Social Justice/Protest
    • Public Service Programming/PSA
    • Music Video
    • Special Purpose Productions
    • Movie Trailer
    • Women Filmmakers
    • Children/Family Programming
    • Disability Issues
    • Commercial/Informercial
    • Documentary Short (57- minutes)
    • Experimental
    • Reality Programming
    • Remixes/Mashups
    • Television - Pilot Program
    • Television - All Except Pilots
    • Tube Length Videos (5 minutes or less)
    • Webisode/Internet Programming
    • Gay/Lesbian/Transsexual
    • African American
    • Asian American
    • Native American/Aboriginal Peoples
    • Latino/Hispanic
    • Christian
    • Jewish
    • Islamic

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Accolade is a unique hybrid: it's an top-tier international awards competition with seasonal deadlines, not a traditional film festival. It has seasonal deadlines/judging and grants awards as appropriate within four to six weeks after each deadline. Winners receive publicity as we broadcast the list of winners via press releases and to our email database of more than 30,000+ filmmakers and industry insiders. Winning an Accolade will help you get noticed. The Accolade has been very successful in introducing winners to distributors who can sell licensing rights around the world.


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  • Dragon*Con Independent Short Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/26/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animation
    • Short Film
    • Feature Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    We focus each year on showcasing the finest independent short films of the fantastic. We welcome not only Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror films, but Mysteries, Thrillers, Film Noirs, Erotica, Alternate lifestyle, Comedies, and any other films of the imagination that step out of the slice-of-life category. That includes short animated films of all types.


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  • Bay Street Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/26/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Northwestern Ontario: All Genres
    • Canada: All Genres
    • International: All Genres

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Bay Street Film Festival is a not-for-profit annual media arts festival that presents Canadian and International films, videos and film installations of all genres at a number of venues in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Celebrating its tenth anniversary from September 3-7, 2014, the festival helps professional independent artists show their work so audiences of all ages and interests can enrich their experience and understanding of media arts.

    The festival connects professional independent filmmakers with other artists and to audiences of all ages and interests by showing films, facilitating creative and professional development and multidisciplinary arts performance in an accessible, inclusive, friendly environment.

    A focus of the festival is to showcase the latest films of emerging and established professional independent filmmakers working in remote and isolated circumpolar communities around the world so that the diverse stories and perspectives of the near and far North are given increased visibility and prominence.

    The festival encourages collaborative efforts to promote media arts, culture and education among all sectors and ages to strengthen the arts in our geographically remote area.


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  • Cinéfest Sudbury International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/26/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Features
    • Shorts
    • Animation
    • Documentary
    • Mid-length

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival is incorporated in Canada as a non profit charitable organization, guided by an 11 member volunteer Board of Directors, whose mandate is to organize and promote an annual festival of highly acclaimed Canadian and world films, as well as encourage film culture, education, and production in Northern Ontario.

    Cinéfest Sudbury continues to fulfill the following objectives as part of its original mandate:

    a) To organize, promote and carry out an annual festival of nationally and internationally significant films, associated with educational and informative seminars and lectures for the enhancement of the cultural and artistic life in the City of Greater Sudbury, Ontario;

    b) To promote and assist in the distribution of Canadian and international films throughout Northern Ontario to enhance the cultural and artistic life of northern communities;

    c) To encourage filmmaking in Northern Ontario through efforts generated by the film festival.


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  • Dam Short Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/26/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Student
    • Documentary
    • Comedy
    • Drama
    • Sci-Fi / Horror
    • Nevada Filmmaker
    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Believing that the short film is a unique and valuable art form, the Dam Short Film Festival aims to seek out original, unusual, and entertaining short films from around the world and make them available to the general public via the annual Dam Short Film Festival.


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  • BLUE Ocean Film Festival & Conservation SummitNext Deadline: 04/28/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • MARINE LIFE and ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
    • MARINE SCIENCES
    • OCEAN ISSUES
    • CULTURAL CONNECTIONS People and the Sea
    • EXPLORATION and ADVENTURE
    • CHILDRENS FILMS and PROGRAMS
    • CONSERVATION INNOVATION and SOLUTIONS
    • TAMPA BAY STUDENT Film
    • BEST USE of MUSIC
    • PRESENTER LEAD Program or Film
    • SHORT-SHORTS under 3 minutes
    • FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
    • SURFING and OCEAN SPORTS
    • BROADCAST TV PROGRAM
    • ANIMATION
    • FEATURE FILM NARRATIVE
    • FEATURE FILM DOCUMENTARY
    • EDUCATIONAL NON-BROADCAST
    • CINEMATOGRAPHY
    • EMERGING FILMMAKER
    • STUDENT FILMMAKER
    • SHORTS

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The BLUE Ocean Film Festival (BLUE) merges the creative energy of filmmakers with the foundation of science and conservation to bring together the very best of the Ocean Arts & Sciences... to share the world's most exceptional ocean films... to honor and support the filmmakers and... to promote ocean stewardship around the globe.


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  • Kansas International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/28/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature-length Narrative
    • Feature-length Documentary
    • Animated Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    KIFF seeks to showcase a variety of films from documentaries and independent features to animated shorts for a sophisticated audience seeking non-Hollywood fare. Especially valued are socially conscious feature-length documentaries for our THINK! competition, independent feature-length narrative films seeking exposure and distribution, and international films - both documentary, narrative, and animation


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  • Reeling 2014: The 32nd Chicago LGBT International F...Next Deadline: 04/28/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animation/Experimental Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Animation/Experimental Short
    • Narrative Short
    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Reeling: The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival is the second longest-running film festival of its kind in the U.S. and prides itself on showcasing the best lesbian and gay films and videos from around the world. From international feature films to social issue documentaries to experimental shorts, Reeling has always presented a range of genres that demonstrates the rich diversity of work being produced. The festival is not only one of the most important cultural events for Chicago audiences, it also attracts many people from throughout the Midwest who consider the festival to be the highlight of their cinematic year.


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  • Central Florida Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/29/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Dramatic Short
    • Feature Length
    • Documentary
    • Best Student Project
    • Comedy Short
    • Animated Short
    • Foreign Project

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our goal is to provide exposure as well as an outlet for filmmakers from around the world to showcase their work to the general public. At the same time we attempt to put together an entertaining and thought provoking slate of films for the Central Florida community. We are a film festival that movie watchers can afford and a festival with a goal to help artists to become better filmmakers.

    If a short or feature length film is NOT accepted to our festival the filmmaker receives a detailed critique stating why. There is no additional charge for this service and we are one of the few festivals to start such a program. MovieMaker Magazine has named us to the "Top 25 Film Festivals worth the entry fee." Animated Projects, Foreign Films and Documentaries do NOT receive critiques.


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  • KAHBANG Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Gen-Next
    • Music Docs
    • Short Films
    • Experimental
    • Sound Bites: Music Video
    • Horror Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The KahBang Film Festival is a discovery festival for independent cinema, dedicated to showcasing emerging films and filmmakers and exposing them to new audiences.

    The festival is a program of the non-profit organization KahBang Arts and is part of the KahBang Festival brand. To serve this mission, the KahBang Film Festival takes place annually during the KahBang Music | Art | Film Festival, New England’s largest indie & discovery festival, allowing for a wide, diverse audience of festival-goers.


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  • Gen Con Indy Film Festival - Indianapolis, IN
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films (over 60 Minutes)
    • Short Films (Under 60 Minutes)
    • Series

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Gen Con Indy is the original, longest-running, best-attended, gaming convention in the world!

    Featuring hundreds of game companies, award-winning authors and artists, costumed attendees, more than 10,000 events, a Family Fun Pavilion, and the debut of exciting new games, Gen Con truly is The Best Four Days in Gaming™!

    Last year, more than 49,000 attendees set an all-new attendance record for the 46-year event.

    Don't miss out on Gen Con Indy 2014!

    The biggest complaint we hear is that there is simply too much to do, see, and experience. Get lost in a phantasm of art exhibits. Stare at jaw-dropping costumes, or better yet, wear one of your own. Meet the movers and the shakers in the gaming industry. Check out the newest games and get a sneak peek at the latest editions.


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  • San Francisco Black Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentaries
    • Features
    • Music Video
    • Animation
    • Student
    • Shorts
    • Youth 5-12
    • Lesbian/Gay
    • HIV/AIDS
    • African

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the San Francisco Black Film Festival (SFBFF) is to celebrate African American Cinema and the African Cultural Diaspora by showcasing a diverse collection of films - from emerging and established filmmakers. By presenting Black film, which reinforce positive images and dispel negative stereotypes, while providing local, national and international filmmakers a forum for their work to be viewed and discussed; SFBFF believes film can lead to a better understanding of and communication between, people of diverse cultures, races, and lifestyles, while simultaneously serving as a vehicle to initiate dialogue on the important issues of our times.


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  • Indian Cine Film Festival-14Next Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films
    • Animation Feature Films
    • Short films
    • Documentaries
    • Animations
    • Music Videos

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The ICFF-14 objective is to create a platform for the meeting, sharing & development of great cinematic ideas. The festival along with international competitive films screenings also holds a film market & industry oriented master classes & discussions. The festival will provide a central point where industry people can share business and new opportunities shall be created for new talent.


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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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  • Atlanta Underground Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Features
    • Documentary Features
    • Animation
    • Music Video
    • Experimental
    • Narrative Shorts
    • Documentary Shorts
    • Non-Narrative
    • Erotic

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Since 2004, the Atlanta Underground Film Festival (AUFF) has served as a forum where independent filmmakers thrive outside the mainstream arena.

    The AUFF exposes and promotes creative artists who work outside the system to create DIY, grass-roots movies that break the boundaries of film and video. Through the festival, these talented independent filmmakers now have a voice in a market typically saturated with commercial entertainment designed to satisfy the audience's expectations.

    Much more than the traditional stuffy film festival, Atlanta Underground Film Festival will showcase short and feature films in a down-to-earth, welcoming setting where filmmakers and fans are encouraged to connect and collaborate.

    AUFF is celebrating 11 years in 2014, and the festival will be the biggest and best yet! After 11 years, we are proud to have showcased thousands of incredible up-and-coming film and video artists from nearly every country in the world.

    Join us for this incredible celebration! Submit your features and shorts of every genre today, and experience the 11th Annual Atlanta Underground Film Festival.


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  • Birmingham SHOUT: Gay + Lesbian Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Birmingham SHOUT is a celebration of LGBT cinema that seeks to create an affirming atmosphere in which to promote acceptance and tolerance, while showcasing the very best in independent films by, for or about the LGBT community.


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

    • Shorts
    • Features

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Maine International Film Festival offers audiences and participants an opportunity to see and discuss films that would otherwise never be seen in the state of Maine.


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

    • Narrative Feature Film
    • Narrative Short Film
    • Narrative Documentary
    • Music Videos
    • Swiss Made
    • Animated Films / Children Films
    • Horror Flixs / Sci-Fi Adventures
    • Art and Experimental

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    This is the fourth LUCERNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL held in the beautiful City of Lucerne, Switzerland.

    Lucerne is known for their first class festivals like the Rose D'Or, Blue Balls Festival, Festival of Lucerne and clearly became a leading host city for big events.

    In cooperation with many great and uniquely experienced partners we will offer a high quality festival with a unique charm.

    The LiFF was founded by award winning moviemakers, just like you are. We have been at many festivals and we have so often "wished" for more. Better hosting, better location and better organization. We aim high for the LIFF and hope to be the festival from which you will return and say..."WOW.... must go again..."

    The LiFF is a registered organization with a group of filmmakers, entertainers and movie lovers. We are proud of all our members who are helping us to organize this fantastic celebration.

    The LiFF attracts worldwide distributors and offers immediate distribution through our channels after the festival of all selected projects. Get your movie out on iTunes, Netflix, amazon and many other venues.


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  • Atlanta Horror Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Horror
    • Sci-Fi
    • Zombie
    • Thriller
    • Drama
    • Comedy-Horror
    • Narrative Feature
    • Supernatural
    • Animation
    • ExpERIEmental

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The 8th Annual Atlanta Horror Film Festival will showcase the very best independent films from across the world as we celebrated the art of horror.

    Since 2006, the festival has been a favorite of filmmakers and fans from Atlanta and beyond.

    Our focus is to celebrate independent cinema, and we strive to feature as many great films as we can during this great weekend of screenings.

    AHFF showcases horror, sci-fi, gore, thrillers, mysteries, dark comedies, expERIEmentals, drama, animations, zombie films, cult - almost every genre you can imagine!

    Although we love traditional horror, we are not attempting to create the typical showcase of blood and guts. AHFF presents cutting-edge films that represent the new genre of horror - films that audiences can’t and won’t forget.

    We encourage all talented filmmakers to enter their short and feature-length films today for the Atlanta Horror Film Festival.



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

    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Student Short
    • Documentary Short
    • Narrative Short
    • Animated Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Dark Matters Feature
    • Comedy Vanguard Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of filmmaking by inspiring and championing the work of screenwriters, filmmakers, and all artists who use the language of film to tell a story.

    Austin Film Festival recognizes the writer as the heart of the creative process of filmmaking and strives to uncover outstanding, emerging filmmakers; serve as a creative catalyst for legendary, contemporary and rising talent; foster their development through panels, workshops and master classes conducted by professionals; recognize, encourage, and challenge the skills of these new filmmakers and provide outreach opportunities to writers and filmmakers.


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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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  • Atlanta ShortsfestNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Music Video
    • Narrative Shorts
    • Documentary Shorts
    • Experimental Shorts
    • Animated Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Fifth Annual Atlanta Shortsfest showcases a diverse mix of short films by ultra-talented filmmakers from across the globe.

    Traditionally, short films often do not garner the attention they deserve on the festival circuit. Atlanta Shortsfest was established to spotlight and promote excellent short films, and provide an important platform to share and discuss your work with appreciative audiences and fellow filmmakers.

    The Atlanta Shortsfest showcases a variety of short films with a running time under 45 minutes. Judges program comedy, animation, documentary, experimental, horror & sci-fi, personal, erotic, fantasy, drama, thrillers, action & adventure, cult and just about any other genre you can imagine.

    Filmmakers of all experience levels are encouraged to enter their short films today for the next Atlanta Shortsfest,




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

    • Narrative Feature
    • Mexican Revolution
    • Narrative Short (under 45 mins)
    • Documentary Short (under 45 mins)
    • Animation Short (under 45 mins)
    • Music Videos (under 6 mins)
    • Documentary Feature
    • Animation Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Raindance Film Festival aims to show the very best in new independent cinema from around the world and specialises in first-time directors and discovery. The Festival accepts films of all lengths and genres and is committed to showing the boldest and most innovative work, and films that challenge the boundaries of filmmaking. The 22nd Raindance Film Festival will take place in central London between September 24th - October 5th 2014.


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  • St. Louis International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Shorts
    • Narrative Features
    • Documentary Features
    • Documentary Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of Cinema St. Louis is to promote the art of cinema and to expand the variety and availability of cinema experiences by presenting the St. Louis International Film Festival, screenings, programs, and educational opportunities.


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  • Maverick Movie AwardsNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature-length Movies
    • Short-length Movies

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    MAVERICK MOVIE AWARDS - YEAR 6 - 2014!

    The Maverick Movie Awards exists to honor all facets of moviemaking form, function, style, and craft. A level playing-field where a movie’s lack or excess of a budget is immaterial, its absence or abundance of star power is inconsequential, and its humble or lofty origins are irrelevant, any and all independent, underground, student, and studio films are eligible to receive a Maverick Award.

    Celebrating narratives, documentaries, experimental films, and the vast diversity of moving pictures expression, the MMA has recognized everything from big-budget pictures to low-budget indies, global issue documentaries, screwball comedies, computer-animated movies, action-horror flicks, video art, microcinema, music videos, webisodes, and everything in-between. Each movie’s successful execution of intent as a whole, on its own terms, is considered first and then the quality of its parts. So in addition to standard award categories like Best Picture and Best Director, the MMA prides itself on saluting oft overlooked disciplines, including stunts, special effects makeup, original music, and more.

    Except for advertising and industrial work, all motion picture creators are encouraged to submit. PLEASE NOTE, as a cooperative of moviemakers honoring moviemakers with no theater or online screening events, the MMA will not jeopardize premiere status for any other competition or festival submission.

    Maverick Movie Awards - YEAR 6 / 2014
    We’re Moviemakers Honoring Moviemakers with...
    42 Maverick Awards and Up to 14 Nominations in 21 Categories:
    BEST PICTURE / BEST DIRECTOR / BEST SCREENPLAY / BEST CHRONICLE / BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY / BEST ANIMATION / BEST ACTOR / BEST ACTRESS / BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR / BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS / BEST PERFORMANCE / BEST EDITING / BEST ORIGINAL SCORE / BEST SOUNDTRACK / BEST SOUND DESIGN/EDITING / BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN / BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS / BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKE-UP / BEST STUNTS / BEST COSTUME DESIGN / THE PRECIOUS


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

    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • Documentary
    • Short Documentary
    • Animation
    • Military
    • Student Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    We look to support the best narrative and factual film content out there including both short films and feature films. We look for strong and compelling stories, high production value and exciting cinematography to put in to the Festival


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  • Edmonton International Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • FOOD Films (all lengths)
    • NARRATIVE FEATURE (40-minutes and over)
    • DOCUMENTARY FEATURE (40-minutes and over)
    • ALBERTA High School Filmmaker (20-minutes or less)
    • DOCUMENTARY SHORT (under 40-minutes)
    • NARRATIVE SHORT (under 40-minutes)
    • SNOW, MAN: Films With Frost! (all lengths)
    • SPOTLIGHT: South Africa (all lengths)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The 28th Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF)... international, independent and eye-opening. Our 10-day festival is committed to showcasing contemporary, independent films that will enlighten and entertain our audiences. We look for films that make us better people -- films with soul. Each year, EIFF presents a cinematic smorgasbord of more than 150 features, documentaries and shorts to a sophisticated, appreciative audience. Inspiring and sometimes, life-changing, EIFF hosts a variety of guests that include directors, producers, writers, actors, distributors and programmers. This festival is about FILMS and the people who MAKE them!


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  • Indie Spirit Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary - Feature Length
    • Foreign Language Film - Feature Length
    • Narrative - Short
    • Student - Feature Length
    • Native American - Feature Length
    • Horror - Feature Length
    • Colorado Spotlight - Feature Length
    • Narrative - Feature Length
    • Animation - All Lengths
    • Environmental - Feature Length
    • Sports/Outdoor - Feature Length
    • Documentary - Short
    • Foreign Language Film - Short
    • Student - Short
    • Horror - Short
    • Native American - Short
    • Environmental - Short
    • Sports/Outdoor - Short
    • Colorado Spotlight -Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Indie Spirit Film Festival is an annual event for filmmakers (professionals and students) and film lovers alike, with a superb program of feature films, shorts, docs, and animation from around the world. Indie Spirit also has sub-themes in which Native American and Colorado films are showcased.


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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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  • COMMFFEST (Global) Community Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • 5 minute films -all genres and topics
    • ALL GENRES
    • cinema verite
    • student films
    • childrens films
    • interfaith theme films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Established in 2005 COMMFFEST (GLOBAL) COMMUNITY FILM FESTIVAL , is a film festival that combines public exhibits with forums for individuals and communities to engage in a dialogue of social issues and cultural exchange through the powerful language of film in all genres.

    COMMFFEST showcases a wide variety of local, national, and international films. Its main objective is to bring global communities together to increase awareness and understanding that we are more alike than not. Each film represents a voice to share experiences, educate others on their struggles, and discover common bonds of solidarity.

    COMMFFEST aims to present a broad and diverse overview of films representing current affairs and relevant issues that affect our communities, providing an opportunity for filmmakers to express themselves freely and connect with audiences on a more personal level. The collective mix of audience, film, and filmmakers creates a dynamic atmosphere to provoke thought and stimulate further understanding and exploration of ideas, attitudes, and emotions that can foster change starting in the communities in which we live.


    "At this stage of history either one of two things is possible. Either the general population will take control of its own destiny and will concern itself with community interests, guided by values of solidarity, sympathy and concern for others, or alternatively there will be no destiny for anyone to control."
    - Noam Chomsky


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  • Asian Film Festival of DallasNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Best Documentary Short
    • Best Animated/Experimental Short
    • Best Narrative Short
    • Best Narrative Feature
    • Best Documentary Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Asian Film Festival of Dallas (AFFD) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating and supporting emerging and established Asian and Asian-American filmmakers and sharing the rich diversity of Asian culture through the medium of cinema.


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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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  • Desert Rocks Film And Music Event, Inc.Next Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Animation
    • Student Film
    • Music Video
    • Comedy Sidebar Theme

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Desert Rocks Film And Music Event, Inc. is an international film and music festival that was created to cultivate the careers, and build larger audiences, for independent filmmakers and up-and-coming musicians, while at the same time providing cultural entertainment.


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

    • Feature Film (Non-Documentary)
    • Full-length Documentary
    • Short Subject
    • Films Made In Washington State

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    We are excited to be preparing for the Tenth annual Ellensburg Film Festival. This year's EFF will run Oc, 3-5 2014: three days of films and gala events. All of this in beautiful and historic downtown Ellensburg! We hope to see you there!


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  • Indianapolis International Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • World Cinema Features
    • World Cinema Shorts
    • Matter of Fact Features
    • American Spectrum Features
    • American Spectrum Shorts
    • Matter of Fact Shorts
    • Hoosier Lens Features
    • Hoosier Lens Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Indy Film Fest seeks to create a shared experience around film. We champion movies that entertain, challenge and expand perspectives in Indianapolis and beyond. As a film festival in a "crossroads of America," the Indy Film Fest seeks diversity in programming without compromising quality.


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  • Festival du nouveau cinema de Montréal Next Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • LONGS MÉTRAGES // FEATURE FILMS
    • COURTS MÉTRAGES // SHORT FILMS

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    ENGLISH BELOW

    MISSION

    Nouveau cinéma - Nouveaux médias
    Le Festival du nouveau cinéma est voué à la diffusion et au développement des nouvelles tendances dans le domaine du cinéma et des nouveaux médias. Il constitue un tremplin pour faire connaître des œuvres originales et inédites, favorisant le développement du cinéma d'auteur et de la création numérique.

    Avant-garde
    La force du FNC réside avant tout dans la qualité d'une programmation diversifiée, centrée sur l'excellence et sur la présentation d'œuvres originales, inédites et novatrices. Évoluant aussi au rythme des courants et des tendances en cinéma et en nouveaux médias le FNC a acquis une notoriété sur la scène internationale qui tient également à la qualité des environnements hautement technologiques où sont diffusées ses œuvres.

    Voyager, rencontrer, échanger, encore et toujours
    Le FNC c'est aussi un lieu privilégié de découverte, d'initiation, de happening et d'échange entre le public et les professionnels.

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    MISSION

    New cinema - New media
    The Festival du nouveau cinéma is committed to the exploration and development of new practices in cinema and new media. It is a premiere showcase for original and brand-new works, particularly in the fields of independent cinema and digital creation.

    Avant garde
    The Festival du nouveau cinéma’s calling card is its rigorous and diverse programming, consistently presenting high-quality and often unseen works selected for their originality and innovation. The FNC has always developed in tandem with evolving practices and trends in cinema, and equipped with high-tech screening and presentation facilities, it has earned an international reputation as a leading-edge festival.

    Travel, meet, exchange
    The FNC is also an excellent platform for discoveries, introductions, events and exchanges uniting audiences and industry professionals.


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  • 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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  • 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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  • Seattle Shorts Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Shorts
    • Documentary Shorts
    • Animation Shorts
    • College Student Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Seattle Shorts is an annual film festival featuring the artistry of independent film making through inspiring and extraordinary films. Our goal is to bring Seattle film lovers the very best of short films from around the globe.


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  • Asian American International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Features
    • For Youth by Youth
    • Shorts Competition
    • Music Videos
    • AAISC - Screenplay Competition
    • Works-in-Progress

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Mission of Asian CineVision:

    Founded in 1978, the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) is organized by Asian CineVision (ACV), a non-profit media arts organization dedicated to promoting and preserving Asian and Asian American media expressions.

    Asian CineVision aims to:

    • Develop and support both emerging and experienced Asian American film and video makers and other media artists working in a range of genres and styles.

    • Ensure that the full spectrum of Asian and Asian American media works reach diverse audiences in Asian American communities and beyond.

    More than 30 years later, AAIFF continues to be a leading showcase for independent Asian and Asian American film and video. In 2014, we celebrate our 37th Anniversary and we hope you can join us!


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  • Budapest Short Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Fiction
    • Animation
    • Experimental

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Festival was created to give the increasingly thriving short film community a scene in which to introduce itself, and to give young titans the possibility of proving their talent in an international field. Every year we invite filmmakers and leaders from filmmaking workshops in order to offer these communities a lucid and pleasurable way of being together, at the same time promoting awareness of each other’s values.


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  • Costa Rica International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Features
    • Documentary Features
    • Animation
    • Experimental
    • Music Video
    • Narrative Shorts
    • Documentary Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    You are invited to the Eighth Annual Costa Rica International Film Festival held in beautiful Montezuma Costa Rica.

    Costa Rica International Film Festival in Montezuma serves as an exciting and important international destination for independent filmmakers and their fans (as well as those who just need to get away from it all!)

    CRIFF Montezuma showcases an incredibly diverse array of short and feature films from across the world. Attendees will enjoy hundreds of films, filmmaker discussions, festival cocktail hours, dinners, tours to nearby waterfalls, rivers, islands, and plenty of special events, including some really fun late night parties at the world-famous Chico’s Bar.

    There are countless activities to fill your days during the festival. Soak up the sun on the beach, hike through the jungle, enjoy trips to nearby islands, horse-back riding, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, ATV tours, zip-line jungle canopy tours, yoga classes, and much, much more.

    CRIFF is dedicated to showcasing the brightest filmmakers from every corner of the world. This is truly an international event, where filmmakers from every country come together to meet, discuss their ideas and visions - and showcase their films in paradise.


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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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  • 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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  • Tacoma Film Festival Next Deadline: 04/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Student Film (any length and genre) [Valid Student ID is required]
    • Washington State Resident [Proof of residency is required]
    • Feature Narrative (Fiction; Animated or Live-Action) [30+ minutes]
    • Short Narrative (Fiction; Animated or Live-Action) - [1-30 minutes]
    • Feature Documentary (Non-fiction) [30 + minutes]
    • Short Documentary (Non-fiction) [1-30 minutes]
    • 253Film Collective [Proof of Membership Required]

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    "One of the premier film festivals in the Northwest." - PostDefiance.com

    The Tacoma Film Festival celebrates current independent film from around the globe. Our primary focus is to bring quality film to the big screen and to showcase exceptional independent films - some that our audiences will probably never get the chance to see again. Join us for the 9th annual Tacoma Film Festival on October 9-16, 2014 for 8 days of films, events, conversation, and fun! This is our time to celebrate you - the filmmaker, and the invaluable artistic talents that you provide to the film community. Each year our mission is to enrich our community by bridging the gap between ourselves and outstanding works of independent film.


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  • Hells Half Mile Film & Music Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Full Length Feature
    • Animation
    • Shorts
    • Foreign Language
    • Documentary
    • Late Night Genre
    • Music Focused Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Hell's Half Mile Film & Music Festival (HHM) is the perfect mix of independent film and live indie music. You may not have heard of us yet, but we’ll try to leave you with a lasting impression as we have with past guests. "I don't remember much of my two years going to Hell's Half Mile. That's how much fun I had." – Rider Strong, “Cabin Fever” and two time HHM guest. (note: your experience may vary)

    Our taste is eclectic, everything from quirky comedy to hard hitting documentary to super hero film. Our goal is to find "the little film that could" -- a bunch of them -- and bring the filmmakers together to take over the town of Bay City. Our primary concern is community, and the filmmakers who attend our long weekend walk away with lifelong friends and future collaborators.

    In the last eight years over 100 directors, producers, screenwriters and actors have joined our growing audience. We provide travel and accommodations to a limited number of filmmakers, plus all-access passes and catered receptions for all attending filmmakers. All venues are within a few block radius and hotels are within walking distance, making it super easy to get around. Visit hhmfest.com for links to the venues and video recaps of the 2012 and 2013 festivals.

    We schedule events to help you connect with each other and the local community. Our hope is to provide you with a casual, fun experience, including unique outings that give you a taste of the local flavor. It’s the least we can do in return for providing our festival-goers with great independent cinema. "I've never been to a fest that has such a positive immediate energy like yours, particularly letting the filmmakers get to know each other." - David Spaltro "Things I Don't Understand"

    Our hope is to provide you with a casual, fun experience, including a unique outing that gives you a taste of the local flavor. It’s the least we can do in return for providing our festival-goers with great independent cinema. Once you become an HHM alum you’ll receive fee waivers for future projects and all-access passes for subsequent HHM Fests, whether you have a film in our program or not. Additionally, upon selection, your first-year submission fees are refunded, making it easy (and affordable) to submit to another festival. “Hell's Half Mile gives me warm feelings in my heart. The warm feeling in my pants is possibly unrelated. It’s worth every minute and it's the kind of festival that you make movies for.” – Kenny Stevenson, writer and actor, "Love, Sex and Missed Connections".

    Filmmakers are encouraged to participate in panel discussions, receptions and other events. Because we are beginning to foster student and local filmmaking, we provide opportunities for guest filmmakers to present a workshop or lecture focused on a specific topic or specialty. Other guests are invited to screen our student and local short films and give constructive feedback to the filmmakers. This type of mentoring helps to strengthen local filmmaking and continue our relationships with area universities.


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  • Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Real Time Documentary
    • Political
    • Features
    • Shorts
    • Music Documentary
    • Mini's (Cell Phone, PDA, iPod, etc)
    • Animation
    • Music Video
    • Travel
    • Special Features
    • 3-D
    • Feature / Short Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    We are committed to discovering, screening, and promoting local and globally produced work by filmmakers who have created a unique cinematic experience that does not feel restrained by traditional boundaries.

    Philadelphia Independent Film Festival #piff #uff #Pi


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  • Orlando Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Competition
    • Short Film Competition
    • Student Short Competition
    • Documentary Feature Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Orlando Film Festival is to support and promote the arts in Downtown Orlando through the medium of film. The Orlando Film Festival seeks to inspire current and future filmmakers in the art of filmmaking, and to enhance the movie viewing experience in Downtown Orlando through creative, unique and entertaining events. We put a strong emphasis on celebrating our filmmakers because many of us our filmmakers ourselves. We truly are a film festival by FILMMAKERS for FILMMAKERS!


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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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  • Chicago International Children's Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animated Feature Films
    • Animated Short Films
    • Child-produced Films (directed by children aged 6 to 14)
    • Live-action Short Films
    • Documentary Feature Films
    • Live-action Television Production
    • Animated Television Production
    • Documentary Short Films
    • Teen-produced films (directed by ages 15-18)
    • Live-action Feature Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    It is the mission of the Chicago International Children's Film Festival to set an internationally- recognized standard of excellence in film and television production for children. We strive to support the work of talented and dedicated filmmakers by awarding prizes, by showcasing international films of the highest quality, and by providing a professional forum through which quality children's films may gain increased distribution and access to wider audiences. The Festival is also committed to engaging young viewers with positive media images and using media as a tool for learning.


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  • Imagine Science Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Shorts
    • Features
    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    While films about science and scientists appear regularly at annual general film festivals in New York City and around the world, nothing else like the Imagine Science Film Festival (ISFF) currently exists. It is an innovative film festival based on scientists’ and filmmakers’ desire not only to effectively communicate science, but also to transform scientific ideas into something accessible and creative to diverse audiences.

    ISFF will encourage artists and filmmakers to explore the potential of science, technology and medicine in cinema. It will also give scientists the opportunity to learn about the world of filmmaking and to realize the creative potential and accessibility of their work.


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  • Greentopia | FILM Next Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Children's Shorts
    • Shorts
    • Feature
    • CSF's (Community Supported Films)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Greentopia | FILMs inspire, transform, and ultimately empower audiences to create innovative and sustainable changes in their own lives and communities. Local and global, online and in communities around the world, Greentopia | FILM showcases diverse works by independent documentary filmmakers which will elevate the conversation on topics with the power to help us understand and change the world.


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  • Long Beach Indie International Film Festival (Los A...Next Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Music Video
    • Webisode
    • Television Pilot
    • Student Film
    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Animated Feature
    • Animated Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The dual mission of Long Beach Indie is to celebrate global diversity through film and to leverage the power of emergent innovators in film, television, and digital media.


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  • Laughing Devil Short Film FestNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films: All Genres

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Laughing Devil Short Film Fest is dedicated to promoting the art of short film and connecting film lovers with filmmakers throughout the year.


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  • Ojai Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Short
    • Narrative Feature
    • Animation
    • Documentary Short
    • Documentary Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    INTRODUCTION

    The Ojai Film Festival offers residents and visitors an opportunity to celebrate the art of film in the uniquely inviting environment of the Ojai Valley.

    Ojai is an ideal site for a film festival, both because of its exceptional natural beauty and it proximity to the filmmaking capital of the world. It is appropriate that a community noted for its strong commitment to supporting the arts, as reflected in the various arts-related events that take place here every year, should host an event dedicated to the celebration of the only truly new art form of the Twentieth Century.

    The Film Festival brings to its audience a great diversity of unique motion pictures from around the world, including many groundbreaking works that would otherwise be inaccessible. At the same time, it provides a valuable service to filmmakers by giving them access to a highly appreciative audience of intelligent and informed film lovers.

    We are particularly proud of the increasing number of films shown at our festival which are later honored by the Motion Picture Academy.

    Over the years, we have shown many recipients of Academy Award nominations for "Best Documentary Short" and "Best Animated Short" and awarded prizes to most of them.

    THEME

    The Ojai Film Festival has chosen the phrase "Enriching The Human Spirit Through Film" as its guiding principle, and each year, the Festival focuses on specific topics within that theme.


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

    • Short Documentary
    • Long Documentary
    • Short Film Fiction
    • Short Film Animation
    • Short Film Experimental
    • Feature Length Opera Prima

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The primary objective of the GUANAJUATO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is to provide more opportunities for the exhibition and appreciation of films, rewarding their quality so as to allow the artists to continue producing film. At the same time, we hope to bring together newcomers alongside the industry's most seasoned professionals, combining forces in a very open, accessible and competitive environment.


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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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  • Blue Plum Animation FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animations by Student Animators
    • Animation by Independent Animators
    • Animations by Professional Animators

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our mission is to showcase the best in short animations for the whole family, and especially for children. The Blue Plum Festival is a family friendly event with many attractions for the little ones.

    We hope you want to be a part of our event this year!


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  • California International Animation FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • 3D Animation Shorts
    • Other Animation Shorts
    • 2D Animation Shorts
    • Anime Shorts
    • Television Pilots and Series
    • Animated Features
    • Video and Computer Games

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    With animation/anime becoming an ever present part of daily life, through television, film, gaming and even commercials, the Fireside Foundation, Inc., celebrates the ever-expanding worlds of animation. In an era where games become movies and movies become games, it is fitting that the California International Animation Festival recognize the marriage between the arts of animation and gaming - a union that generates over $20 billion annually. In addition to bringing together international animators and filmmakers, CalAniFest provides a venue for gaming companies to release new products and technologies to eager audiences of testers, fans and gaming developers.


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  • Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Narrative Feature
    • Experimental
    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival seeks to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender lived experience through the visions of innovative film and video makers. We are seeking films and videos that enrich, entertain, and encourage a sense of community. This festival hopes to recognize the diversity of local, regional, national and international LGBT communities.


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  • American Conservation Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Conservation Films - Independent
    • Conservation Films - Produced for Broadcast
    • Student Conservation Films and Videos

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our mission is to promote outstanding films and the arts that educate and inspire people to become engaged in conservation.

    The motivating force behind the American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF) is the power of imagery to inform and inspire. As environmental issues become increasingly global, understanding our individual roles in the biosphere and the global human community is more important than ever. Yet many of us don't appreciate how our actions, lifestyles, and cultures affect the world we live in.

    Film is a powerful medium for breaking through the information overload of modern life, helping us connect with the natural world around us in ways we otherwise wouldn’t. With our emphasis on the intersection between people and the environment, ACFF provides a venue to explore these issues and bring them back to our own lives, through high quality films and discussions with filmmakers and other experts.


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  • Brainwash Movie FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Shorts
    • Features

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Brainwash Movie Festival is dedicated to providing unique and unusual moving pictures to viewers worldwide.


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  • Woods Hole Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Animation
    • Feature Screenplay Competition
    • Short Screenplay Competition
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Woods Hole Film Festival is a showcase of independent film spotlighting the work of emerging filmmakers. We emphasize cinematography in our selection process. We also promote the work of WHFF alumni and New England Filmmakers both during and after the Festival. In addition to screening over 100 works over the 8 day Festival, we host staged-screenplay readings and offer hands-on workshops geared toward both veteran and first-time filmmakers. Our year round screening series offers a second screening opportunity for Festival filmmakers. All categories are competitive. Some categories are juried. Audience awards given in all categories.


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  • Nevada City Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film over 5 Minutes
    • Short Film under 5 Minutes

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Organized in 2001 by Nevada City's Magic Theatre, the Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF) brings top independent cinema to the foothills of northern California, and creates a forum of exchange and interaction between local filmmakers and the international independent film community.


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  • aGLIFF: The Austin Gay and Lesbian International Fi...Next Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Short
    • Experimental Short
    • My Queer Movie
    • Experimental Feature
    • Digital and Interactive Media Projects
    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival (aGLIFF) cultivates the Texas LGBTQI community by enlightening, educating, and entertaining our clients and patrons through programs that enrich the LGBTQI and ally communities while developing LGBTQI awareness. Polari Nonprofit Organization Programs include the Queer Youth Media Project, My Queer Movie, Filmmaker Assistance Program, Community Partnership Program and Polari Family Screening Program, all of which culminate in the annual Polari Film Festival Program.

    Population Served

    The constituency served by the Polari nonprofit organization is primarily the LGBTQIA communities of Central Texas as well as national and international LGBTQIA communities. Polari has about 6000 members and engages an outreach of over 10,000 people, approximately 70% of whom were LGBTQI-identified. As Polari has grown in scope and vision, the constituency has broadened and diversified. The organization has evolved from a program primarily based on entertainment and the experiences of American gay white men into an internationally-recognized community organization committed to reflecting and speaking to a broad range of issues across cultures, race, immigration status, class, gender identity and expression, age and region.


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  • Kerry Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Kerry Film Festival proudly supports emerging talent and is at the forefront of bringing films and filmmakers to Ireland and creating an international audience for Irish filmmakers.


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  • Fantasia Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film / Long Métrage
    • Medium Length / Moyen Métrage
    • Short Film / Court Métrage

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    A legendary 3-week blow-out of worldwide fantastic cinema taking place each July in the heart of Montreal, now deep in planning its 18th edition.

    We’re currently on the lookout for features and shorts to showcase at this summer’s event. What exactly are we looking for? While predominantly a fantasy/action/horror festival, Fantasia has always embraced films whose sheer individuality puts them in a genre of their own. If you’re not sure whether your film is right for us, consider that we’ve showcased everything from captivating dramas, eccentric comedies, provocative documentaries, mind-blowing experimental works, musicals, even atypical children’s films. In other words, set our minds’ eyes on fire and we’ll do everything possible to get your film seen. Feel free to browse our 2013 website for a better understanding of our programming tastes.

    Taking things a step further, in 2012, Fantasia launched the Frontières International Co-Production Market as well as a film market component. Our 2013 Frontières lineup featured dazzling new projects from Joe Dante, Buddy Giovinazzo, Bobcat Goldthwait, Richard Stanley and Andrzej Zulawski, to name a few.

    Any work produced in the past 18 months is eligible for both our official jury competition and our Public’s Prize.

    There is no entry fee for Quebec productions (note that Qc prods must be submitted through our website and not here).


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  • Offshoot Film FestNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Education (Higher Ed)
    • Documentary Feature
    • Narrative Feature
    • Animation
    • Short
    • Low Budget / Low Tech
    • Arkansas Connection
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Offshoot Film Fest, presented by the Seedling Film Association of Northwest Arkansas, has two goals: To continue a world-class film festival centered in Northwest Arkansas and to bring filmmakers to our state.

    We are committed to nurturing the art of filmmaking by developing and maintaining personal relationships with all our filmmakers.


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  • Meeting Rimini Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Rimini Meeting Film Festival honors works that reflect the human quest for meaning; which naturally expresses itself in the desire for: truth, justice, goodness and beauty. This is what makes film an art and not simply a business: it reflects the artists desire to understand better his specific circumstances, while also holding a mirror up to the society at large.   

    The competition, open to filmmakers of all ages, wants to emphasize works that discuss and deepen with authenticity the theme of man’s commitment with reality by revealing its serious, ironic, dramatic, passionate, and mysterious aspects. In order to share the human and professional journey of search, discovery, and judgment the Festival offers its participants an opportunity to encounter well-known masters in the field.


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  • Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentaries
    • Women's Shorts
    • Feature Films
    • Men's Shorts
    • Transgender Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To showcase a selection of compelling film and video by, for or about the GLBT community that entertains, enlightens and celebrates the Festival audience.


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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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  • REEL Independent Film ExtravaganzaNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short
    • Narrative Feature
    • Experimental
    • Animated
    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    2014 RIFE MISSION

    The 5th Annual Reel Independent Film Extravaganza (RIFE) will take place October 10-16 at West End Cinemas in Washington, DC. “More than a festival” – is an event created by filmmakers FOR filmmakers. The event strives to present the best of independent films in a variety of categories from around the world in an environment designed to provide unique opportunities for participants to interact with one another while networking with film professionals of the like. The Reel Independent Film Extravaganza is more than a festival---it is a new kind of experience!

    RIFE IS “MORE THAN A FESTIVAL – IT IS A NEW KIND OF EXPERIENCE!


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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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  • Cambridge Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary
    • Shorts
    • Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    First established in 1977, the Cambridge Film Festival has been committed to delivering high quality independent films to the widest possible audience. Bold and imaginative in its presentation of films, the Festival embraces the latest technology, while also showcasing its passion for the heritage of cinema. We champion new methods of filmmaking and emerging platforms of distribution. Through our open submissions process, we support filmmakers from all across the world as well as locally, providing a platform for new talents to showcase their work.


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  • Knoxville Film and Music festivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Shorts
    • Documentary Shorts
    • Animated Shorts
    • Music Videos
    • Features

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our mission is to foster new works and celebrate film and music though fantastic screenings and live shows with great audiences at incredible venues.


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  • Louisville's International Festival of FilmNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • On The Edge Films
    • Animated Feature
    • Feature
    • Short Film
    • Horror Short
    • Horror Feature
    • 3D Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Louisville Film Arts Institute (LFAII) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and promoting the film arts in Kentucky. To help facilitate this goal, it has created Louisville’s International Festival of Film (LIFF) which is a sustainable annual film festival located in Louisville, KY. The festival will showcase independent film, while supporting the cultural diversity of the area.

    The festival is uniquely designed to support film education in Kentucky. In its first year, there were over sixty high school and college students who participated in and helped run the film festival. They gained valuable experience through seminar attendance, Red Carpet interviewing, and networking. We expanded their involvement in our second year by obtaining Final Draft and AVID editing systems for select schools.

    In 2011, we added the Kentucky Youth Film Festival, to allow students the experience of pitching, producing and promoting their work. Due to an overwhelming response from students, we are excited to invite the students and their families back. The Kentucky Youth Film Festival is a regular feature to Louisville's International Festival of Film. Each year the school system is handed a new subject for the students to create, develop and produce a film short or animation, depending on the individual student and his or her interest.

    Our third year also saw our vision for the Kentucky Legends of Fame come to fruition, with the induction of our very first recipient, Ms. Lily Tomlin. As a kick-off and fundraising event, Ms. Tomlin also performed her incredible solo show—giving our festival unprecedented visibility.

    Our Co-Founder, CONRAD BACHMANN (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0045497/), a Louisville native and graduate of Valley High School, attended the University of Kentucky before venturing out west in 1957 to pursue his Hollywood dream. Over his distinguished career, Conrad earned credits in more than 35 films, hundreds of television shows, countless commercials and served as Governor of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for 12 years, and on the Academy Executive Committee. As Chair of the Activities for the Academy he produced countless productions of hit television shows for a professional development series for all Peer Groups. Fifty Years later, Conrad came full circle with the announcement of his plan to develop and annual international film festival in his hometown of Louisville.

    With the creation of LIFF, Conrad is helping to make a difference in the lives of future filmmakers around the world. Although Conrad moved to Hollywood over 50 years ago, his heart never left Louisville. His goal is to bring Hollywood and the artistic process of film making to the region and state. LIFF is his way of giving back the opportunities given to him, while offering a unique forum for others to achieve their dreams. Conrad is passionately dedicated to the success of the festival and wants to share his beautiful Commonwealth of Kentucky with the world.

    LIFF shall bring together talented students, professional filmmakers, industry experts, educators, avid movie-goers, and film connoisseurs from around the globe for a highly interactive weekend of nationally recognized and undiscovered gems, educational seminars, and networking events.


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  • 2014 Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA) Film and...Next Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Shorts
    • Feature length
    • Interactive media & audio-visual presentations
    • Ultra-shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Society for Visual Anthropology screens the best ethnographic films, video, and media productions at our annual SVA Media Festival, held in conjunction with the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Meeting. This gives independent filmmakers as well as distributors broad access to a market of several thousand anthropologists and educators.

    Ethnographic media is defined broadly as works created as the result of ethnographic fieldwork or those which use, are informed by, or illustrate the principles of anthropological theory or methods.

    For more information about American Anthropology Associations and its annual meetings, please visit: www.aaanet.org/meetings


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  • Chicago Comedy Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short
    • Feature
    • Short Shorts
    • Webisodes
    • Student Shorts
    • Viral Videos

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Chicago Comedy Film Festival is an annual event committed to advancing and fostering comedy filmmaking as a vital and influential art form.


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  • BEL AIR FILM FESTIVALNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Documentary Film
    • Feature Film
    • Student Short Film
    • Short Film Comedy
    • Television

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Bel Air Film Festival is an annual international film festival held throughout Bel Air and greater Los Angeles. The festival promotes the appreciation and knowledge of film.


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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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  • 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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  • Social Justice Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Social Justice Documentary Feature
    • Social Justice Narrative Feature
    • Social Justice Documentary Short
    • Social Justice Narrative Short
    • Social Justice Youth Visions

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Social Justice Film Festival highlights film and video work being done to institute change around the world. As a movement, social justice promotes a global culture where equality is achieved on all levels. This includes issues pertaining to incarceration, the environment and sustainability, oppression, race and racism, gender equality, the arts and rights of expression and speech, animal rights, alternative currency and lifestyles, disenfranchisement, water and food insecurity, economic disparity, homelessness, exploitation, corruption within the system and more. The festival will showcase works that challenge society structures all over the globe on a macro and micro level.


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  • Hot Springs Documentary Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Shorts
    • Documentary Features
    • McKinnis Sports Series

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute is to advance the documentary genre as a meaningful art form, to encourage innovation within the genre, to provide unique educational and cultural opportunities, and preserve the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival as one of the premiere documentary film festivals in the world.


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  • Toronto International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/02/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • International Features
    • Canadian Features | Longs Métrages Canadien
    • International Documentary Features
    • Canadian Documentary Features | Longs Métrages Documentaire Canadien
    • Canadian Shorts | Courts Métrages Canadien
    • International Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The principal objective of the Toronto International Film Festival is to promote and encourage awareness, appreciation and understanding of the art of cinema. Our mandate is to present the most outstanding films produced in every part of the world. Films are selected on the basis of quality and originality. Preference is given to premieres. The Festival also promotes contacts between industry professionals to assist in the development of the Canadian motion picture industry.


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  • Animation Block PartyNext Deadline: 05/02/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Animation Block Party 2014 is now open for submissions.

    This summer will mark the 11th annual Animation Block Party film festival. We are dedicated to exhibiting the world's best independent, professional and student animation.

    All genres and themes of animation are welcome.

    ABP's fest jury honors ten special award categories, ranging from best in show to music video, experimental film, computer animation, etc.

    2014 prizes will include animation software, art supplies, production grant for best student film etc. Please check animationblock.com for prize details.

    Animation Block Party 2014 will run from July 24-July 27 in Brooklyn.


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  • Blue Whiskey Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/02/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Narrative
    • Short Narrative
    • Feature Documentary
    • Short Documentary
    • Music Video
    • Illinois Film
    • Series Pilot

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival (BWiFF) is a not-for-profit organization based in the greater Chicagoland area. The festival seeks out bold and innovative filmmakers that utilize story elements in a new and exciting way, presenting character-driven independent cinema that is fueled by the filmmaker's passion for the art without large studio support.


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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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  • Beverly Hills Shorts FestivalNext Deadline: 05/02/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Short Film
    • Documentary Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Going into it's 8th year, the Beverly Hills Shorts Festival has become one of the premiere short format film festivals in the world. The festival is all about short films, filmmakers and promoting short film to the "industry" in a luxurious, professional and exciting environment.


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  • Leeds International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/02/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films - Narrative and Documentary
    • Feature Films - Narrative and Documentary
    • Animated Short Films
    • Yorkshire Short Films
    • Dance Short Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF) is one of the UK's biggest film events and the largest in England after London. LIFF is one of only two British events that are Academy Award Qualifying Film Festivals, which applies to the long-running World Animation and Louis Le Prince International Short Film awards. LIFF is also a BAFTA Qualifying Film Festival for all selected UK shorts.

    LIFF is a portal for audiences to discover the real world of film that exists beyond the limitations of mainstream film exhibition. LIFF primarily supports the work of outstanding, fresh new talent in fiction and documentary filmmaking (in both features and shorts) and in world genre cinema – and work from existing talent that has not received deserved exposure yet in the UK.

    Many of our most successful and highest rated feature-length films are sourced via Withoutabox submissions and we are anticipating some exciting new discoveries this year to help make our next edition the best yet. The short film competitions and panoramas in LIFF are programmed almost entirely from Withoutabox submissions. For reference, the full programme for LIFF 2013 is online at leedsfilm.com.


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  • Third World Indie Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Animation Short
    • Social Enterpreneur Feature
    • Social Enterpreneur Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Animation Feature
    • Comedy Feature
    • Comedy Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Third World Indie Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing new and innovative films while fostering the next generation of filmmakers. The Festival also seeks to serve the community by presenting unique programs that inspire, engage, and challenge a diverse audience through the art of film. The festival provides a platform to introduce their films to the broadest possible audience. We are a strong ADVOCATE on SOCIAL CHANGE issues.

    WE GIVE VOICE TO FILMMAKERS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.

    WE ARE HERE TO INFORM AND ENTERTAIN.


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  • Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/02/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Competition
    • Shorts Competition
    • Dramatic Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    CLOSET CINEMA is an Albuquerque based nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing queer cinema in an attempt to highlight the richness of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience. We serve our diverse communities by producing the Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (SWGLFF) and other events.


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  • New Jersey Film Festival (Fall) Next Deadline: 05/02/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center proudly announces the 33rd Bi-Annual New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2014. The Fall 2014 festival will be held on select evenings between September 5-October 12 and will showcase the best in independent film by featuring premiere screenings, filmmaking workshops, and special guest appearances by film directors, screenwriters, cast and crew. For more information go to www.njfilmfest.com, call (848) 932-8482 or e-mail us at NJMAC@aol.com or NJMAC12@gmail.com!



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  • Laughlin International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/03/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Youth Films
    • LIFF Picks Showcase (Non-Competitive)
    • Music Videos
    • Animation
    • U.S. Narrative Feature Films
    • U.S. Documentary Feature Films
    • U.S. Short Films
    • International Narrative Feature Films
    • International Documentary Feature Films
    • International Short FIlms
    • University Film Competition
    • Experimental Cinema
    • Extreme Sports

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Laughlin International Film Festival
    October 16-19, 2014

    Our goal at LIFF is to create an exciting, professional and prestigious event that operates as a platform for U.S. and International filmmakers to showcase their films & network with fellow filmmakers in a unique environment, enjoy the casinos and attractions of Laughlin, Nevada. LIFF offers the residents of Laughlin and Bullhead City, AZ the opportunity to experience cinema from a wide range of genres and formats, including a "LIFF Picks" showcase screening non-competitive films selected by the Festival Committee.

    Films are screened at the state-of-the-art Laughlin Stadium 9 cinemas on 3 screens in the heart of Laughlin over 4 days, in conjunction with social networking events, film workshops & panel discussions, plus after parties. The festival is kicked off Thursday night with opening night red carpet arrivals, opening night Film Screening with filmmaker Q&A and then a sponsored afterparty. Social events include: the Friday Night LIFF Halloween & Cosmic Bowling Party, Saturday Filmmaker Workshops, Screenings & Awards Ceremony, Sunday Breakfast & Filmmaker Panel. Films are screened all day Friday, Saturday & Sunday in 3 theaters. Filmmakers accepted to LIFF will receive free All Inclusive VIP Passes to LIFF for the entire event. LIFF is the perfect get-away road-trip adventure that will prove to be an amazing weekend experience you won't forget!

    To further encourage young future filmmakers, LIFF designates a special category for "YOUTH" (18 and under) and also works closely with the local City of Bullhead's Accelerated Learning Center to promote a special "LIFF YOUTH WORKSHOP" every year for local youth interested in filmmaking and entertainment along with Festival attendees. LIFF also supports the local Spring Tri-State Film Festival and awards the festival's Winning Films a free submission into LIFF.

    For more Festival information visit: www.LaughlinFilmFestival.com

    Facebook: www.Facebook.com/LaughlinFilmFestival
    Twitter: www.Twitter.com/LIFF14_Filmfest
    Instagram: www.Instagram.com/laughlinfilmfestival


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  • Raindance Web FestNext Deadline: 05/04/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Web Series

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Raindance Web Fest is the UK's first annual film festival devoted to web series. The fest showcases scripted and documentary web series from around the world including world premieres. The festival takes place during the Raindance Film Festival at the Vue Piccadilly Cinema in the heart of London's West End.

    Web Series being entered into 2014 must have been completed after January 1, 2013.


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  • New York Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/04/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films
    • Short Films
    • Avant-Garde

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Film Society of Lincoln Center was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, to recognize and support new filmmakers, and to enhance awareness, accessibility and understanding of the art among a broad and diverse film going audience.

    As an independent constituent of the world’s foremost performing arts center, the Film Society of Lincoln Center presents a 365-day season that includes premieres of new films from an international roster of established and emerging directors; major retrospectives; in-depth symposia and high profile events. The Film Society is one of those rare institutions whose stature is matched by its popularity, each year welcoming an aggregate audience of more than 200,000 film aficionados, filmmakers and industry leaders of every nationality, age, economic and ethnic group. The organization has been a pioneer among film institutions and one of the film world’s most respected and influential arbiters of cinematic trends and discoveries. François Truffaut, R.W. Fassbinder, Jean-Luc Godard, Pedro Almodóvar, Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson– over the last four decades there is scarcely a major director who has not been introduced to American audiences by the Film Society.


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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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  • New York No Limits Film SeriesNext Deadline: 05/05/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films (open)
    • Short Films Series #1 (closed)
    • Short Films Series #2 (closed)
    • Short Films Series #3 (open)
    • Short Film Series #4 (closed)
    • Short Film Series #5 (closed)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    New York No Limits Film Series is a ongoing collection of screenings that presents the best films from around the world in the most unique and dynamic arts city in the world. No Limits provides filmmakers the opportunity and support to explore the most innovative, taboo and diverse shorts from anywhere in the world at the state of the art Wild Project event space. All year long, No Limits breaks the boundaries and spreads the canvass in any genre, no matter the vision from all over the world.


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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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  • Big Bear Lake International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/05/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Feature Film
    • Documentary Short
    • Animation
    • Family Films
    • Documentary Feature
    • Student Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Big Bear Lake International Film Festival is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to showcasing emerging film talent and independent films. Our goal is to create a forum by bringing upcoming filmmakers and industry professionals together for a weekend staged in the mountains and the Big Bear Lake community.


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  • Hamptons International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/05/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Student Film Awards
    • Documentary Feature
    • Narrative Short Film
    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Short Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Hamptons International Film Festival was founded to celebrate independent film - long, short, fiction and documentary - and to introduce a unique and varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to our audiences. The Festival is committed to exhibiting films that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, with the hope that these programs enlighten audiences, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers and present inspired entertainment for all. With cash prizes handed out totaling more than $45,000, HIFF continues to support many of the artists that create some of the best films each year.


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  • Guam International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/06/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative
    • Documentary
    • Made in the Marianas
    • Student Under 18
    • Music Videos
    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    GIFF strives to capture the passion and spirit of independent filmmakers and their films as we showcase them to the Pacific Asia region.

    Community. Education. Entertainment.
    The mission of the Guam International Film Festival is to foster cultural understanding through the art of cinema. GIFF achieves this through community outreach, education through festival workshops and efforts to build awareness for social responsibility through our film programming. In addition, GIFF aims to provide opportunities for employment and local businesses to flourish through international cinema and industry related businesses.


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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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  • Jamaica International Reggae Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/07/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Best Jamaican Short Feature
    • Best International Short Feature
    • Best Documentary
    • Best Jamaican Feature
    • Best International Feature
    • Best Animation
    • Best Music Video
    • Preserving Jamaican Reggae
    • Jamaica Travelogue
    • One Love Award
    • Young Film Maker Award

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Annual event showcasing feature, documentary, short and animated films highlighting Jamaica and Jamaican culture, by Jamaican and international film makers. Special interest in films about the history and personalities of reggae music. Welcoming films of general interest that inspire greater understanding between people of different cultures.


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  • Global Peace Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/07/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Narratives
    • Feature Documentaries
    • Young Filmmakers
    • Short Narratives
    • Short Documentaries

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Global Peace Film Festival is premised on a broad definition of peace based on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s statement: “Peace is not only the absence of conflict, but also the presence of justice.” The festival uses film to draw together people from all walks of life to be inspired by compelling storytelling and for them then to engage actively within their own lives and communities to make the world a better place than they found it. Action, engagement and participation are our bywords; and we seek films that make us laugh, think, cry, sit taller in our seats and ask what can I do? We are seeking films that either have companion impact and outreach campaigns or ones for which GPFF can build resources and activities from our community partners locally and from around the world. We do not view the festival as a passive exhibition event, but a commitment to building relationships and resources aimed at increasing the presence of justice all year round.


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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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  • New Orleans Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/09/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animation
    • Documentary Feature
    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Experimental
    • Documentary Short
    • Louisiana Short
    • Louisiana Feature
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The New Orleans Film Society's mission is to engage, educate, and inspire through the art of film.


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  • New York Television FestivalNext Deadline: 05/09/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Independent Pilot Competition: Non-scripted Pilot or Teaser Tape
    • Independent Pilot Competition- Scripted/ Narrative Pilot

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The NYTVF is a pioneer of the independent television movement, connecting its community of over 12,000 independent creative artists with leading networks, studios, agencies, production companies and brands. In its first nine years, NYTVF featured nearly 800 Official Selection TV pilots and web series across all genres and awarded over a million dollars in development funding from their network, studio, platform and brand partners.

    Full details on the NYTVF here: www.nytvf.com.
    See a list of 2013 NYTVF partners here: http://www.nytvf.com/sponsors.html.

    Year-round Submission Opportunities:
    Unlike a film festival, the NYTVF exists as a year-round development incubator, providing independent artists with multiple opportunities to create, share and showcase their best and most promising ideas for original TV programming. The annual Independent Pilot Competition, the NYTVF's flagship competition, features original TV and web series in all genres from independent creators around the globe.

    Awards:
    Official Selections of the NYTVF are eligible for guaranteed TV development deals from top networks and studios. Check out current Awards and many other perks for Official Artists, including exclusive participation at the Festival: http://www.nytvf.com/deals.html

    The Annual Event:
    Held in New York City each fall, the NYTVF hosts the FREE week-long Festival with events ranging from red-carpet premieres (NYTVF Primetime), focused discussions on digital development and distribution (NYTVF Digital Day), fan panels (NYTVF Development Day) and screenings of the best in independent content (Independent Pilot Screenings).

    For additional information, visit www.NYTVF.com


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  • Shorts Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/09/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Australian Shorts
    • Asia Pacific Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Shorts Film Festival is a national festival and competition based in Adelaide, rewarding short films at their best.

    Shorts Film Festival's vision is to:

    * champion and reward top-notch cinematic storytelling through valued industry prizes and opportunities

    * showcase quality short format works through cool salon-style events held at iconic venues and locations

    * provide a platform for celebrating talented filmmakers and their films within the wider community to engage new audiences

    * foster a culture of exchange through partnerships with international film festivals


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  • Breckenridge Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/09/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • COMEDY
    • DOCUMENTARY
    • DRAMA
    • ADVENTURE
    • SHORT DRAMA
    • SHORT COMEDY
    • SPIRITUAL

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Breckenridge Festival of Film is to challenge, stimulate and enrich the intellectual and cultural life of our community through the celebration of film. Simply: To inspire, entertain and educate.



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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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  • International Puerto Rican Heritage Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/10/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films
    • Documentary
    • Feature Films
    • Horror Films
    • Animation
    • Experimental
    • Gay and Lesbian
    • Youth Films
    • Action Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival (IPRHFF) is to recognize the Puerto Rican community's place in the history of New York City as the first and largest Spanish speaking group to migrate & settle here and who made it possible for other Caribbean & Latin Americans to do the same.

    The festival also seeks to display and maintain the richness of Puerto Rican cultural traditions, creative expressions, and contributions to the welfare and growth of the United States.

    Lastly, the International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival's mission is to encourage narrative and documentary film making for the purposes of archiving the continuous presence, development, and contributions of Puerto Ricans, our culture, our traditions, our creative (collective & individual) thought and contributions to the social fabric of the global community.


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  • Sacramento Horror Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/10/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Shorts
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    We strive to promote you the filmmaker. It is our goal to give you a platform for your talents within the horror film genre. We carefully select the best of the best in regards to horror shorts, features, animations, documentaries, and music videos to present to our loyal audience.


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  • The Ottawa International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/10/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • International Film (Feature or Short)
    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Ottawa International Film Festival serves as the niche for independent sub-culture films from rising directors, producers and actors right here in the Nation's Capital.


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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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  • BolderLife FestivalNext Deadline: 05/11/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Length Documentary
    • Feature Length Narrative
    • Feature Length Animated
    • Short Documentary
    • Short Narrative
    • Short Animated

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    BolderLife supports emotional education and growth by introduce difficult and taboo topics through film, theatre, and dance, then deepen the conversation with professional speakers and workshops that help audiences explore discomfort, cultivate mindfulness and live in courage. Our event brings community together to learn and grow both locally at our yearly event and internationally through our live-stream.


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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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  • Twin Cities Film FestNext Deadline: 05/13/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Features
    • Narrative Features
    • ALL Shorts
    • Minnesota Features

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Twin Cities Film Fest is to
    become the premier Midwest film festival
    showcasing exceptional American Independent films
    and striving to promote emerging Minnesota talent to
    the national film industry. The festival also aspires to
    provide educational opportunities to film
    professionals, students and the general public through
    events and activities such as workshops, seminars,
    panel discussions, master classes, and cause-based
    programming.


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  • Logan Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Documentary
    • Feature Documentary
    • Student Shorts
    • Animation & Other
    • Short Narrative
    • Feature Narrative

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Logan Film Festival is a celebration of independent cinema from around the world and promotes a greater appreciation of the art and commerce of filmmaking. The Logan Film Festival is dedicated exclusively to truly self-financed filmmakers and seeks to inspire young filmmakers and emerging filmmakers to help them succeed in the film industry. The Logan Film Festival provides filmmakers the opportunity to interact with engaged and enthusiastic audiences, fellow filmmakers, and dozens of key industry decision makers.

    So, whether you're looking to make a splash with your first film, nurture your screenwriting career, or add more high-profile awards to your resume, the Logan Film Festival is the perfect festival setting. And, most importantly, we love the intersection of art and community that can only happen in a festival setting which is why we put so much emphasis on filmmakers attending.


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  • Santa Monica Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/03/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short: Local
    • Short: Animation
    • Feature: Documentary
    • Feature: Animation
    • Short: Documentary
    • Feature: Fiction
    • Short: Fiction

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Santa Monica Film Festival is one of the premier showcases for U.S. and international independent film, held in and around Santa Monica, California. Presenting dramatic and documentary films from emerging and established artists, innovative short films, filmmaker forums and panels, live music performances, cutting-edge media installations, engaging community and student programs, the Festival brings together today’s risk-taking storytellers with the audience.


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  • Indie Memphis Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/14/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • NARRATIVE FEATURE
    • NARRATIVE SHORT
    • DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
    • DOCUMENTARY SHORT
    • ANIMATION OR EXPERIMENTAL SHORT
    • HOMETOWNER - NARRATIVE FEATURE
    • HOMETOWNER - DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
    • HOMETOWNER - NARRATIVE SHORT
    • HOMETOWNER - DOCUMENTARY SHORT
    • HOMETOWNER - ANIMATED OR EXPERIMENTAL SHORT

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Indie Memphis Film Festival connects and inspires filmmakers and film-lovers through the unique creative landscape that is the "home of the Blues and the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll." The festival transforms the city into a connecting point for filmmakers and audiences.

    "Indie Memphis made me enjoy going to festivals again."
    ~ Scott Mosier, producer of CLERKS, 2010 festival juror


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  • Santa Fe Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary
    • Animated
    • International
    • New Mexican

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is dedicated to the vision of bringing the best films the cinematic world has to offer to our thriving artistic community and growing audience. Our goal is to create a dialogue between filmmakers of diverse visions and cultures, to enrich our community through innovative experiences and economic opportunities.


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  • Outside the Box Bakersfield Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Persons With Developmental Disabilities
    • American Veterans
    • Spiritual
    • Independent

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Outside the Box Bakersfield Film Festival is designed to attract not only local and regional filmmakers in traditional festival tracks, but to reach out nationally to specific niche film making communities and their followers.


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  • NewFilmmakers New YorkNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films Spring '14
    • Feature Films Spring '14
    • Feature Films Summer '14
    • Feature Films Fall '14
    • Short Films Summer '14
    • Short Films Fall '14
    • Short Films Winter '15
    • Feature Films Winter '15

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    NEWFILMMAKERS screens every week at Anthology Film Archives, one of the leading theaters in New York City. We divide the year into four seasons and recently added multi day Festivals to begin each season.

    We are the longest running screening series in New York City. Our unique national series gives filmmakers the opportunity to screen their work for local audiences and to promote themselves to national distributors.

    We look for films by promising new directors and established ones overlooked by other festivals. Many directors have started their careers with us.

    We also program the Soho Screening Series at the Soho House in the Meatpacking District of New York City. This Series restricted to Soho House members and guests and screens British and American films submitted to NewFilmmakers.


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  • SaMo Indie - The Santa Monica Independent Film Fest...Next Deadline: 05/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animated Short
    • Documentaries
    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Santa Monica Independent Film Festival (SaMo Indie) is dedicated to providing truly independent filmmakers with a robust, filmmaker friendly venue to showcase their work in the heart of the entertainment industry.

    As such, SaMo Indie is different! We pledge that our program is curated entirely from blind filmmaker submissions, at least three real people actually watch every single submission in its entirety and our Honorable Mentions category is unsurpassed on the festival circuit.


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  • Praxis Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Short
    • Student Short
    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Animated Short
    • Documentary Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Praxis Film festival is committed to enhancing the Goldsboro, North Carolina cultural landscape by bringing quality films to the community. Praxis Film Festival seeks to provide residents and with opportunities to encounter, through film, other countries, cultures, and life circumstance. Praxis recognizes that film can help us develop understanding, compassion, insights into human nature, and an appreciation for all that connects people to each other individually and to the larger community. Last, but not least, Praxis believes good films bring joy and entertainment. Praxis Film Festival screens films that contribute in some way to its mission.


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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 York City Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Music Video
    • Narrative Feature Films
    • Documentary Feature
    • Short Film
    • Super Short Film
    • Animation
    • Short Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    We are proud to present the 5th Annual New York City Independent Film Festival. This year's festival will run from October 16 to October 20, 2014. The festival will strive to promote an open and nurturing environment for artists, writers, actors, film-makers and fans, and will focus on offering great networking opportunities for its participants.

    Thanks to each year's success, New York City Independent Film Festival is growing. We are proud to add the Animation category and look forward to all the great submissions we are sure will follow. We will be screening more films and offering more panels and discussion groups.

    We will screen narratives, documentaries, short films, super shorts, animation shorts and music videos. We are looking for documentaries where the film-maker had a passion which he/she put into the film. No matter the subject, if the work has merit and the filming is well done; be it a full-length feature, a short or a super short - we are interested in viewing it. We are looking for all genres of narratives from comedy to drama and from thrillers to love stories.


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  • River's Edge International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • ANIMATION
    • DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
    • EXPERIMENTAL
    • DOCUMENTARY SHORT
    • NARRATIVE SHORT
    • NARRATIVE FEATURE

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Rivers Edge International Film Festival is a four-day event built around the showing of quality independent film from around the world. Our focus is both on the film lover, providing multiple venues in which to experience the best the world of cinema has to offer, and on the film maker, offering opportunities for exhibition, education, and networking with contemporaries. Regional films and filmmakers is of particular interest, whether from western Kentucky or eastern Mongolia, all cultures and areas have a story to tell and we enjoying facilitating that telling.


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  • International Film Awards BerlinNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Ultra Short Film (5 Min. or less)
    • Narrative Feature Film
    • Narrative Short Film
    • Documentary Feature Film
    • Documentary Short Film
    • Animated Feature Film
    • Animated Short Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The ifab festival seeks to present the most innovative and adventurous developments in cinema, to bring worthy filmmakers to a wider attention, and to provide a platform for appreciative and informed discussion of their work. ifab is interested in films by emerging filmmakers whose work show stylistic boldness, strength of form and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists clichés and stereotypes.

    We celebrate the diverse cultural mixture that is Berlin, screening films from all over the world and honoring emerging filmmakers from every age, ethnic, religious, cultural and geographic perspective.

    The International Film Awards Berlin attempts to cultivate avenues and spaces for independent and student artists from all over the world to create and display their stories without commercial pressure, in affordable screening venues in order to discover and develop independent filmmaking and cinema-house culture.


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  • North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Gay & Lesbian
    • Bisexual
    • Transgender

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the North Louisiana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is to recognize the important contributions that lesbians and gays have made to our culture; to educate the general population and raise awareness of gay and lesbian concerns, as well as effect change in the political arena; and to investigate the history of gays and lesbians in film, including the stereotyping that has been a major part of this history and to counteract this stereotyping with valid, meaningful, and diverse portrayals of gays and lesbians.


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  • Miami Short Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary
    • Animation
    • Narrative
    • Experimental
    • Environmental
    • Music Videos
    • Cell Short
    • Commercials
    • Webisode
    • Ocean
    • Extreme Sport Video
    • Holistic, spiritual & religious
    • Gothic

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    MsFF's goal year after year is focused on motivating directors, screenwriters, actors, and producers to share their films with fellow filmmakers and industry professionals (to bring exposure to independent up-and-coming filmmakers.)

    Miami Short Film Festival is an avid supporter of local and international culture and arts providing a powerful voice and leading to tomorrow's world-renowned filmmakers.


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  • Bayou City Inspirational Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films
    • Young Filmmakers
    • Music Videos
    • Animated Series
    • TV Pilots
    • Documentaries
    • Student Films
    • Short Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival's mission is:
    *To provide a platform for independent filmmakers and artists from around the world to showcase their works,
    *To provide awareness to the world about the variety of educational, inspirational and positive works available and the need to integrate more of these types of works into society and
    *To provide a networking platform for filmmakers and industry professionals and
    *To showcase the artistic excellence of youth in Houston and abroad and provide scholarships to assist them in furthering their arts education.


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  • Beloit International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Best Wisconsin (any Category)
    • International Animation (any length)
    • International Documentary
    • International Feature
    • International Short
    • Best Screenplay Award
    • International Student
    • Best Soundtrack Award
    • International LGBT Film
    • International Comedy Short
    • International Music Video
    • Best Illinois (any category)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Beloit International Film Festival is dedicated to enhancing the creative impulses of our community. We see this as another great opportunity for Beloit to make its mark, attracting new audiences and offering new cultural excitement for permanent and potential residents and families from throughout the area. We are excited about putting a silver-screen glow on the dark days of winter.


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  • VOB Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films
    • Documentary
    • Feature Film
    • Comedy
    • Animated

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    VOB Film Festival is a 501 (c)3 organization that brings an annual film festival to Brewster, NY. We are dedicated to bringing new and original works to a vibrant arts community.


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  • Scare-A-Con Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Short
    • Animation
    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Scare-A-Con Film Festival supports independent cinema made outside of the direct Hollywood studio involvement, bringing them much needed exposure to major Independent studios around the world.


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  • Marbella International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Shorts
    • Documentaries
    • Features
    • Animations

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Marbella International Film Festival supports independent filmmakers from all over the world.


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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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  • La Costa Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/16/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Features
    • Documentary Features
    • Sports Features and Shorts Competition
    • North San Diego County High Schools Student Shorts Competition
    • Short Film Showcase
    • Local San Diego County Filmmaker

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The La Costa Film Festival offers an unparalleled experience for film lovers, by combining the best climate in America, a world renowned destination resort, and the finest selected films from the past year. Since our area is widely recognized for excellence in sports, we will offer a special jury presented award to the best sports films in both feature length narrative or documentary and shorts. We have also searched the world over to present a full spectrum of outstanding narrative features, documentaries, and short films, for your enjoyment. Completing the list will be the prize winning short film submitted by our local high schools.

    Complimenting the film choices will be discussion panels, retrospective screenings, red carpet action, several gala events, with exquisite food, local craft beers, fine wines, and live entertainment. You are sure to have a wonderful time!


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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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  • Underexposed Film Festival YCNext Deadline: 05/16/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative
    • Animation
    • Experimental
    • Documentary
    • Female Director
    • Student Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Mission and Objective

    Entering into its 3rd season, the Underexposed Film Festival YC focuses its attention on encouraging, nurturing, and supporting the creativity and vision of independent filmmakers, and providing a forum where their work can be viewed. The 150-seat Community Performance Center provides an intimate, unique setting where our diverse, eager audience has the opportunity to expose themselves to the works of a new and exciting generation of independent filmmakers.


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  • Heartland Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/16/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • High School Film Competition
    • Narrative Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Heartland Film Festival inspires filmmakers and audiences through the transformative power of film. All submitted films are judged on their artistic and technical merits and their ability to promote positive change in people’s lives through the transformative power of the art form.


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  • Woodstock Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/16/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative
    • Documentary
    • Student
    • Music Video
    • Youth/Teen
    • Animation
    • Short Narrative
    • Short Doc

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Woodstock Film Festival is a not-for-profit, 501 (C)(3) organization with a mission to present an annual program and year-round schedule of film, music, and art-related activities that promote artists, culture, inspired learning, and diversity.

    The Hudson Valley Film Commission promotes sustainable economic development by attracting and supporting film, video and media production in the Hudson Valley - Catskills.


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  • Mill Valley Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/16/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative
    • Youth Produced
    • Children/Family
    • Animation
    • Experimental
    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The internationally renowned Mill Valley Film Festival offers a high-profile, non-competitive environment perfect for celebrating the best in independent and world cinema.

    The nonprofit California Film Institute celebrates and promotes film by presenting the annual Mill Valley Film Festival, exhibiting film year-round at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center and building the next generation of filmmakers and audiences through CFI Education. For more information please visit www.cafilm.org or call 415.383.5256.


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  • New York City Short Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/16/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Drama Short
    • Comedy Short
    • Documentary Short
    • LGBT Short
    • Foreign Language Short
    • Student Short
    • Animation Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Celebrating our 10th Anniversary, NYC SHORTS is an International short film festival created by filmmakers and dedicated to the short form. The festival screenings will take place at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre at Symphony Space, an arts and entertainment venue in Manhattan.


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  • FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia Next Deadline: 05/17/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films
    • Short Films
    • Shorts Too
    • Short Documentary
    • Shot in Philly
    • Feature Documentary
    • Graduate Student Shorts
    • Student Shorts
    • International Shorts Too
    • International Shorts
    • 3D Films
    • Music Videos
    • Animated Shorts
    • Web Series Pilots

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    FirstGlance's mission is to provide indie filmmakers, both professional and student, the opportunity for exposure, exhibition, encouragement and opportunities to get visibility beyond the festival route.

    In the past 16 years, FirstGlance has become a premiere international venue for up-and-coming indie directors, animators, and documentarians from around the globe to showcase their amazing films.

    The festival has been named multiple times by Moviemaker Magazine, as "one of the best film festival investments", named by Time Magazine as "one of the festival's for the rest of us" and has been touted as one of the biggest little festivals in North America and "Philly's Slamdance"

    Established in 1996, FirstGlance is proud to be recognized as one of the first independent film festivals in the United States. As the festival expands with new sponsorships, record attendance and bigger prize packages, we look forward to finding even more ways to support filmmakers.

    We are a festival by indie filmmakers, for indie filmmakers and we take pride in being a visionary festival that celebrates independent film on both coasts.


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  • San Diego Asian Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/18/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animated Short
    • Short Documentary
    • Narrative Short
    • Feature Documentary
    • Narrative Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the San Diego Asian Film Festival is to bring communities together and create transformational experiences through the Pan Asian media arts.

    We fulfill our mission by:
    * Presenting unique, culturally-enriching programs that would otherwise be inaccessible to the public;
    * Engaging the public in meaningful discourse and positive social change through our programs;
    * Promoting artistic excellence, innovation, and the independent voice;
    * Strengthening San Diego as an arts destination.

    SDAFF is a competitive festival, borne out of the love for independent film and the desire to showcase the diverse Pan Asian experience through film and other arts.

    SDAFF supports both Asian and non-Asian artists by giving them a venue to showcase their work, and it gives the community access to quality films that otherwise would never show in San Diego.


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  • Topanga Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/19/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films (Narrative, Doc, Anim)
    • Feature Documentary Film
    • Dance Film Showcase
    • Youth Salon Showcase
    • Narrative Feature Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Now in its 10th year, and presented by the Topanga Film Institute and CineCause, TFF is dedicated to the exhibition of independent cinema that explores cultural relevance and inspires change. The festival endeavors to bridge cultures, create and expand community, provide cultural exchange and networking opportunities.


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  • CHINH INDIA KIDS FILM FESTIVALNext Deadline: 05/19/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Pre School Films
    • Early Education Films
    • Animation Films for Children
    • Kids for Kids

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Prioritizing the children audience and creating media space for children.


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  • St. John's International Women's Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/20/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Experimental
    • Drama (including Comedy)
    • Documentary
    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    PLEASE NOTE: In celebration of our 25th anniversary, our team will be curating the feature-length dramas and docs, but we do welcome all submissions of short films (30 minutes and under) directed and/or written by women filmmakers from around the world. Our shorts program will be selected from those submissions by our programming committee.

    The mandate of the St. John's International Women's Film Festival is to:

    - Facilitate interaction between women filmmakers; and women filmmakers and their audiences;

    - Support and encourage women involved in film production;

    - Increase the exposure of new works written and/or directed by women

    - Showcase the Province to the Canadian and International film industry for future ventures;

    - Provide opportunities for professional development;

    - Provide a marketplace for industry. In essence, a reverse trade mission providing local filmmakers and producers access to the national and international film industry;

    - Build on the Festival's growing reputation as a lively, robust, intimate, efficiently run and highly enjoyable film festival;

    - Continue to develop outreach to rural communities via an annual film tour;

    - Continue to develop and offer youth programs to develop the next generation of filmmakers;

    - Maintain a unique cultural and entertainment event in St. John's.


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  • Weyauwega International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/20/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    WEYAUWEGA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

    We are here to celebrate film and filmmaking and to bring filmmakers together from around the world to share their work with our film going public as well as each other.

    Whatever reflects your own sense of the world, of people, of the ties between people and conveys this personal sensibility to us will be valuable. At WIFF we show the work of filmmakers who are finding or at least listening for their own voice. There is no one way. We are looking for all genres of film: narratives, documentaries, features, shorts, comedies, animation, etc. We will have late night screenings featuring especially eccentric or scary pictures. Film workshops and filmmaker forums are also a part of WIFF.


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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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  • Planet In Focus Environmental Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/20/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Shorts
    • Mark Haslam Award
    • International Feature
    • Canadian Feature
    • The Harold Greenberg Fund's Green Screen Award

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Planet in Focus (PIF), is Canada’s leading environmental media arts organization showcasing and promoting outstanding environmental films and videos by Canadian and international filmmakers at its multi-faceted annual Film Festival in Toronto and by screening films in communities and schools across the country through the Green School Tour and the monthly screening series, Salon Vert.

    PIF also spearheads a pan-industry program known as the Green Screen Initiative in order to reduce the environmental footprint of the film and television industry.

    Find out more at www.planetinfocus.org.


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  • WINE COUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL Next Deadline: 05/23/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • First Feature
    • Documentary
    • Arts In Film
    • Cinema of Conscience
    • Shorts
    • World Cinema
    • EcoCinema
    • CineLatino
    • U.S. Cinema

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Wine Country Film Festival is celebrating its 28th Anniversary in 2014. The Festival is dedicated to bringing the finest international and independent cinema to the community and providing a cultural resource for filmmakers, artists and the public at large. We believe that film can broaden our appreciation of the arts, engender social conscience, create international cultural understanding and expand multi-cultural awareness.

    Over the years the Festival has hosted and Tributed In Person such luminaries as Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Jonathan Demme, Gregory Peck, Richard Shepard, Philip Kaufman, Ron Shelton, Rita Moreno, Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, Theresa Russell, Bruce Dern, Vilmos Zsigmond, Chuck Workman, Elliot Gould, Teri Garr, Richard Harris, Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Patrick Swayze, international filmmakers Percy Adlon, Mika Kaurismaki, Nana Djordjadze, Irakli Kvirikadze, Anant Singh, and Eliseo Subiela, among others.

    It is our mission through film and the arts to recognize your talent, your humanity, and compassion, and your sense of justice to create a more equitable world.


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  • HollyShorts Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/23/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • 3D shorts competition
    • Short Animation
    • Short Live Action
    • Short Documentary
    • Music Video
    • Webisode
    • Commercials
    • Trailers
    • Youth Film Competition sponsored by Latino Art Beat

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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


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  • Napa Valley Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/23/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animated Short Films, sponsored by AWS and INTEL
    • U.S. Narrative Short Films
    • U.S. Documentary Short Films
    • U.S. Narrative Features
    • U.S. Documentary Features
    • World Cinema Features (Narrative or Documentary)
    • World Cinema Short (Narrative or Documentary)
    • Short Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Napa Valley Film Festival showcases the best in new independent filmmaking and world cinema and works to build community around the art of visual storytelling. Film screenings and discussions with filmmakers are accompanied by the world-class food and wine of legendary Napa Valley, fueling lively conversations with old and new friends.


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  • Columbia Gorge International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/20/2014
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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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  • Playhouse West Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/23/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Short Subject
    • Narrative Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Playhouse West Film Festival is sponsored by the Playhouse West Film Foundation, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization dedicated to the inspiration, education and development of motion picture and theater artists of independent vision, and to the exhibition of their work.
    By sponsoring programs such as the Playhouse West Film Festival, we can also educate the public about the art of filmmaking, and introduce them to the work of aspiring new film artists of the future.


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  • Atlantic Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/23/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Features
    • Shorts
    • Documentary
    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Atlantic Film Festival Association brings the cinematic world to Atlantic Canada and showcases our ever-expanding film and TV culture to the world, in order to inspire, enrich, enlighten and entertain audiences everywhere.


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  • Malibu Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/26/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • U.S. Short Films
    • Documentary Films
    • U.S. Feature Films
    • International Feature Films
    • Documentary Short Films
    • Action Sport Films
    • Animated Short Films
    • International Short Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Celebrating its 15th year, The Malibu Film Festival ® is a premier showcase for U.S. and international independent film, held each October in and around Malibu, CA.

    Malibu Film Festival caters to savvy, affluent individuals who care about the finest offerings. Malibu Film Festival brings together people, films and filmmakers among an affluent and powerful community. Each year Malibu Film Festival is coveted among the residents of Malibu as well as the surrounding cities. Known for its quality cutting-edge programming, Malibu Film Festival attracts an affluent, local, national and international consumer base, while maintaining strong ties with the entertainment industry in Los Angeles.


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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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  • NociCortinfestival | International Short Film Festi...Next Deadline: 05/27/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short film
    • Short Animation film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    "NociCortinfestival" is an international short film festival, this year running to the seventh edition.
    It has been conceived in order to promote short films and spread it as a true artistic and communicative expression and for its suitability in testing new languages.


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  • OREGON Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/12/2014
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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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  • Fort McMurray International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/29/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film Narrative
    • Feature Film
    • Documentary
    • Music Video
    • Experimental
    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL WILL OFFER OVER FIVE-THOUSAND ($5,000 CAN) in prize money spread over various film and acting categories!

    The Fort McMurray International Film Festival seeks to introduce a wide range of international cinema to Northern Canada by featuring exceptional films from around the world as well as locally produced films.

    The Fort McMurray Filmmakers Association encourages Filmmaking in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and beyond.


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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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  • 16th Annual Milwaukee Short Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • US & International Short Films
    • Local Films: Wisconsin Spotlight

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To spotlight emerging artists, and give a focus to Midwest filmmakers.

    Created by local and independent filmmakers, the Milwaukee Short Film Festival is proud to provide local talent with a venue for their work to be seen. We're also thrilled that MSFF was named the "Best Local Festival" in Moviemaker's Winter 2006 issue.


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  • Film Fest Twain HarteNext Deadline: 05/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • The Wild West Film Fest
    • Feature Narrative
    • Short Narrative
    • The Great Outdoors
    • Documentary
    • Children's Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To provide and support the continuing education, inspiration and enrichment of our community through the showcasing of world-wide cinematic talent by offering emerging filmmakers a desirable venue for showcasing and promoting their films. As a non-profit organization, Film Fest Twain Harte raises money through the festival to create scholarships, enabling aspiring local students to further develop their craft in the cinematic arts on a higher level. Proceeds from the festival are also used to create free film and acting workshop, led by working professional directors and producers to further develop and harness the film making potential in the youth of our community. Academy Award Nominee, Sally Kirkland led our 2013 student workshop which was memorable and inspiring. As well in 2013, Film Fest Twain Harte partnered with the Mountain Youth & Community Theatre, dedicating festival proceeds towards bolstering this vital arts organization in our community.


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  • Arizona Underground Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Features
    • Narrative Features
    • Horror Features
    • Experimental Features
    • Animation Features
    • Exploitation Features
    • Narrative Shorts
    • Exploitation Shorts
    • Horror Shorts
    • Documentary Shorts
    • Experimental Shorts
    • Animation Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our mission is to showcase the work of filmmakers with defiantly independent visions. We want to represent every genre of independent film from across the world during this celebration of the independent artist, and their work.


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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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  • Aberdeen Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • SHORT
    • SHORT DOCUMENTARY
    • EVEN SHORTER SHORT
    • FEATURE
    • FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Aberdeen Film Festival aims to provide culture to Aberdeen through the medium of the moving-image.


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  • Temecula Valley International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short
    • Documentary
    • Feature Film
    • Animation
    • Foreign Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival's mission is to enrich the human spirit through film and music by nurturing, supporting and showcasing independent, emerging film and music talent.

    Filmmakers and Musici Artists from across America and around the globe come to Temecula every September since 1995 to participate and enjoy in the celebration of the two most influential, most enduring, most entertaining art forms and commerce of: FILM AND MUSIC.

    Through screenings and concerts and other associated events, the festival aims to present a wide spectrum of contemporary filmmaking (feature films, short films, documentaries, animation, foreign films, student films) and music (rock to pop, rhythm and blues to jazz, country to classic, solo artists to ensembles).

    The 2014 Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival is produced in partnership with the Deaf West Theatre, LLC. Deaf West Theatre is a 501-c-3 non profit organization.


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  • Sacramento Film and Music Festival: SUMMERFESTNext Deadline: 05/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Music Video
    • Student Films
    • Political/Social Impact Documentary Feature
    • Political/Social Impact Documentary Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Sacramento Film and Music Festival's mission is the celebrate and showcase the best in filmmaking from around the world and to be the leading sponsor and facilitator of the art of film in California's Capital region. In our 15th year we will be actively looking for material that has been produced in the Sacramento region.


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  • 2014 SF Shorts: San Francisco International Festiva...Next Deadline: 05/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    SF Shorts: The San Francisco International Festival of Short Films brings short films from around the globe to San Francisco. SF Shorts explores a wide mix of genres and cultures without circumscribing them into niches. We love to see different types of films rub up against each other to catalyze new meanings.


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  • Vancouver Asian Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative
    • Animation
    • Experimental
    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF) is a not-for-profit society celebrating diversity in film, that provides a forum for independent Canadian Asian, American Asian and Asian international diasposra filmmakers to showcase their work to audiences of Asian, non-Asian and mixed heritage. VAFF strives to promote dynamic and innovative images of Asians usually not found in mainstream film and television, with the belief that in order to have these images, the creative control and storytelling must come from the Asian communities themselves and the support must begin with these independent filmmakers.

    Over the years, VAFF’s vision has expanded from simply showcasing the work of filmmakers, to include mentoring and support for these filmmakers to bring their stories to film; to develop an audience for these films; as well as inform and educate audiences regarding the growing filmography of North American Asian, Asian international diaspora and mixed heritage filmmakers.

    By meeting all the above objectives, VAFF endeavours to ultimately develop understanding and appreciation of, and co-operation and open dialogue and communication between, diverse communities.


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  • Automotive Film and Arts FestivalNext Deadline: 05/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Web Micro
    • Short
    • Full Length

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our mission is to discover and present great stories from the automotive world that are told in a wonderful cinematic way.


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  • Kuandu International Animation Festival (KDIAF).Next Deadline: 05/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short animated film
    • Student animated film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Kuandu International Animation Festival (KDIAF) was established in 2011 and is currently one of the most important animation film festivals in Taipei. It is organized by the Taipei National University of the Arts, surrounded by the Kuandu Plain, a landscape rich in culture, arts and humanities.

    The festival is a non-profit event with an aim to establish an international exchange platform for animation enthusiasts. In order to cultivate an international perspective, hundreds of outstanding international animation films are selected through contests to expand international cultural exchanges. Like in previous occasions, this year the KDIAF will continue to hold the following activities: international master lectures, animation industry lectures, animation workshops, animation camps for children and creative art marketplaces. We hope the exchanges within the activities will provide fresh impetus to animation creation and the digital culture industry in Taiwan.


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  • Landlocked Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative feature
    • Narrative short
    • Documentary feature
    • Documentary short
    • Student film/video
    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Landlocked Film Festival was created to support independent filmmaking by bringing the best of independent world cinema to the American heartland, by providing workshops led by experts in their fields, by fostering a dialogue between audiences and filmmakers, and by providing film artists the opportunity to network with their peers.


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  • 15 Minutes of Fame in Cocoa Beach, FloridaNext Deadline: 05/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Narrative (less than 60-minutes)
    • Animation (less than 60-minutes)
    • Documentary (less than 60 minutes)
    • Music Video or Musical (less than 60 minutes)
    • Made In Florida (less than 60 minutes)
    • Feature Film (60-minutes and over)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:


    "...a film festival in paradise."

    Here's an opportunity to meet other filmmakers, watch some great films, and spend a day (or two) in beautiful Cocoa Beach Florida.

    The "15-Minutes of Fame" is for features and shorts, produced by filmmakers from anywhere in the world. We welcome Music Videos, Animation, Documentaries, and Narratives.

    Our goal is to provide a public showcase for quality films that might otherwise be ignored. Award Certificates will be given in 16 categories, and all films submitted to the festival are eligible for an IMDB page.


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  • South Dakota Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Narrative
    • Feature Documentary
    • Short Narrative
    • Short Documentary
    • Feature Animation
    • Short Animation
    • Family Friendly Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The South Dakota Film Festival is a fantastic festival in a small town on the prairie, offering a filmmaker friendly environment with a casual vibe.

    This little festival has been host to some big Hollywood names - Oscar Winner Kevin Costner ("Dances with Wolves"), Oscar Nominated Graham Greene ("Thunderheart, Dances with Wolves"), Oscar Nominated Adam Greenberg A.S.C ( "Terminator 2").

    Come for the films stay for the after parties.


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  • San Francisco Frozen Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Filmstock Film
    • Short Documentary
    • Student Director
    • Best Surf/Skate Video
    • International Film
    • Music Documentary
    • Digital Film
    • Animation
    • Music Video
    • Environmental Film
    • Feature Documentary
    • First Time Director
    • Experimental
    • Cinematography

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Awarded MovieMaker Magazine's Prestigious "Top 25 Film Festivals worth the Fee," and MovieMaker Magazine's "20 coolest film festivals" the Frozen Film Festival is now accepting submissions!

    The San Francisco FROZEN FILM FESTIVAL shows yearly in July, bringing independent filmmakers and musicians to the San Francisco Bay Area from around the globe!

    The festival itself is a collection of razor's edge independent films and bands. Included in the festival are nights of live music concerts, short films, animation, global features, long and short documentaries, skate films, music documentaries, and music videos.

    All films screened and accepted into the festival inspire the artistic with work that is leading film, music, and cinematography's evolution and will ensure the Bay Area's reputation for innovation in the arts.

    Of the filmmakers chosen to screen their films, some will win "best picture awards," all will gain additional press, some will meet future collaborators, fall in love, and all will continue on the process of
    furthering what we hope to be long and fulfilling careers in the film and music industries.

    "The coldest winter I ever spent was my summer in San Francisco"- Mark Twain


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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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  • Tel Aviv SPIRIT Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Full length feature films
    • Documentary
    • Short films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Tel Aviv Spirit Film Festival is a forum for filmmakers who create films with themes that inspire transformation and personal growth, promote positive global activism and create environmental awareness. It is our goal to create a dialogue about the global issues that impact us all and to amplify the voices of those who need to be heard.


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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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  • Philadelphia Asian American Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Narrative Feature Film
    • Documentary Feature Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Philadelphia Asian American Film & Filmmakers is dedicated to supporting Asian American film, video and media makers both nationwide and throughout the Philadelphia area, promoting films created by, starring, and/or about Asian Americans.


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  • Glovebox Short Film & Animation FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animations (shorts)
    • Documentaries (shorts)
    • Dance/Performance (shorts)
    • Fine Art/Conceptual (shorts)
    • Music Videos
    • Drama/Narrative/Comedy (Shorts)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Glovebox Short Film & Animation Festival is to have a diverse creative community come together under one umbrella to participate in the culture and language of film.

    Now in its 4th year, the Glovebox Short Film & Animation Festival is a rising star among indie animators and filmmakers, predicting the most talented up and coming artists. In 2011, the festival showcased a music video by Mr. Little Jeans who later scored a spot on the Iron Man III soundtrack and 2013 the festival awarded the "Best in Show" award to Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares for their animation Mr Hublot. The film later won an Oscar and Glovebox could not be more excited or the talented team. Don't miss out on seeing or exhibiting in this avante -garde and grass-roots film festival.

    The annual festival takes place in Boston, MA in late fall/winter.


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

    • Fiction Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Animated Short
    • Fiction Short
    • Student Film
    • Experimental

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    International in scope, local in flavor -- the Rockport Film Festival's mission is to celebrate independent cinema on the Texas Coast, providing a venue and creating an audience for independent films in one of America's top 10 coastal art colonies.


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  • Iris Prize FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Iris Prize - international shorts
    • Feature Film
    • Best British - United Kingdom shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Iris Prize Festival awards, recognises, celebrates and promotes lesbian, gay and transgender moving image content, which will also promote tolerance, acceptance and further understanding of the credibility and business of gay and lesbian filmmaking.


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  • Arpa International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    In a world increasingly dependent upon cultural understanding, Arpa International Film Festival is a dynamic and important destination for filmmakers wishing to screen in Los Angeles - and develop careers in Hollywood.

    Dedicated to cultivating cultural understanding and global empathy, Arpa serves as a forum for local and international cinema. Arpa focuses on the work of filmmakers who explore the issues of war, genocide, diaspora, exile, environmentalism, and multi-culturalism - issues that are extremely relevant to the community of Los Angeles Armenians that founded the festival, and to the global community at large. Through film screenings, panel discussions, and networking events Arpa bridges cultural divides by fostering dialogue amongst people of diverse ethnicities and lifestyles. Finally, Arpa celebrates the ideals of independent thought, artistic vision and social understanding.


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  • Grand Rapids Comic-Con Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Short Films
    • Animated Short Films
    • Documentary Short Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Grand Rapids Comic-Con Film Festival exists to support independent filmmakers, particularly those who have made short films for audiences who love science fiction, fantasy, action, comedy, animation, superheroes, and other nerd-oriented genres.


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  • Drive-In Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Fresh Features
    • Short Documentary
    • Short Fiction

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our goal is to bring fresh voices to Drive-In theaters across the country, to celebrate an artist's struggle to survive, and bring attention and something new to the small towns across America.


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  • HERO FEST - MY HERO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Experimental/Musical
    • Narrative
    • Documentary
    • The Ron Kovic Peacemaker Award
    • The Dan Eldon Activist Award
    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Now more than ever, children, teachers, and parents yearn for messages of hope and courage to face the challenges that lie ahead. The MY HERO web site hosts thousands of stories of remarkable individuals written by children and adults alike. These stories serve to remind us that we all have the potential to overcome great obstacles and achieve our dreams by following in the footsteps of our heroes.


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  • The Calgary International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • International Features (Doc & Narrative)
    • Alberta Short Films EMAIL FOR WAIVER
    • Canadian Short Films
    • International Short Films
    • Alberta Features (Doc & Narrative)EMAIL FOR WAIVER
    • Canadian Features (Doc & Narrative)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Calgary International Film Festival is an 11-day showcase of over 200 multi-genre films from Canada and over 40 other countries. Hosting gala events, screenings, award ceremonies and special presentations, CIFF changes the way visual stories are shared and experienced.


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  • MIND RIGHTS FILM FESTIVALNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • SHORT FILMS

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Mind Rights Film Festival (MRFF), fostered and supported by the Gulbenkian Global Mental Health Platform and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, is a short film festival and international competition that focuses on showcasing cinematographic works that deal with mental health issues, in order to promote the rights of people with mental disorders.

    Compelling stories and high quality filmic products will constitute the benchmark of the varied and international festival programming that will captivate, engage, and enlighten the audience. Using the power and the creativity of cinema, this festival aims to spread knowledge on mental illness, to raise public awareness on this topic and to encourage social inclusion of people with mental disabilities and fight against their stigmatization. Therefore, the Award Ceremony will be not just a celebration of the creativity of filmmakers, but also a recognition of their outstanding commitment to human rights issues.


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  • Dallas VideoFestNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Experimental Short
    • Experimental Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Narrative Feature
    • Music Video
    • Texas Show

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Video Association is to promote an understanding of video as a creative medium and cultural force in our society, and to support and advance the work of Texas artists working in video and the electronic arts.




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  • San Diego Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Features
    • Documentaries
    • Shorts
    • Student
    • Native American
    • Action Sports
    • Animated Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The San Diego Film Festival's mission is to support the growth and distribution of the motion picture arts through supporting filmmakers, through connections, eduction and exposure, bringing independent and noteworthy film to a diverse audience, and promote San Diego as a thriving film and arts community. Our aim is to present outstanding film and artists from around the world. We strive to uncover and foster filmmaker talent through education, promote contacts between industry professionals to assist in the development of the motion picture industry in San Diego, and build a community that appreciates and understands the motion picture arts. With special focus and support for Women in Film and Native American projects we hope to cast the widest possible net to grow future generations of filmmakers and movie goers in San Diego and around the world.


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Santa Cruz Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/02/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Youth Works (Under 18)
    • Narrative Feature (50+ min)
    • Experimental
    • Animation
    • Santa Cruz/Monterery Local Work
    • Documentary Feature (50+ min)
    • EarthVision Environmental and Social Justice Film
    • Narrative Short (< 50 min)
    • Documentary Short (< 50 min)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Santa Cruz Film Festival supports and promotes film arts for the local community and for filmmakers and their audiences world-wide. Through the production of an annual film festival and year round events and educational activities, the Santa Cruz Film Festival engages the entire community in the appreciation of the film arts, and is becoming a national leader in the film festival industry for communities of our size.


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  • Big Easy International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/06/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Short
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Narrative Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The 6th Annual Big Easy International Film Festival seeks to bring the world of film to the amazing city of New Orleans while bringing the amazing variety of New Orleans music to the world. Giving filmmakers an opportunity to screen their work in what is the most creative city in the U.S., while providing a fall-time opportunity to experience some amazing Big Easy music.

    A truly amazing experience awaits every filmmaker attending the Big Easy International Film and Music Festival! Two venues, one focusing on shorts, the other on feature films.


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  • Byron Bay International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/09/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Feature Films
    • Surf Films
    • Environmental Films
    • Out of Competition - under 30 minutes
    • Byron Bay Filmmaker - Northern NSW Residents only
    • Dramatic Short Films
    • Dramatic Feature Films
    • Documentary Short Films
    • Animations
    • Experimental Films
    • Music Videos
    • Young Australian Filmmaker
    • Out of Competition - over 30 minutes

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    An alternative lifestyle mecca, surfers' utopia, filmmakers' hub and millionaires' playground. Byron Bay's vibrant, artistic, freethinking community is a melting pot like no other.

    The Byron Bay International Film Festival is an Australian Film Festival that screens a diverse programme of films, of ALL LENGTHS and ALL GENRES, many of which reflect the interests and values of our unique local community - maintaining a strong emphasis on social and environmental issues, human rights, diversity and multiculturalism, creativity, indigenous culture, spirit, healing, connecting to nature, conscious thinking and positive living, music of every variety, colourful characters, humour and, of course being Byron Bay, surfing.

    BBFF provides a platform for independent filmmakers in all stages of their careers.

    We believe in creating opportunities wherever possible and we aim to profile selected filmmakers and promote their films both before and after our festival. We bring the work of talented creatives to an appreciative and intelligent audience and our festival is supported by some of the heavyweights of the Australian Film Industry.

    We encourage attending filmmakers to participate in Q &A's, Discussion Panels, Workshops and Networking Events.


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  • Foyle Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/11/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short-(RECEIVE BY DEADLINE)
    • Short Animation-(RECEIVE BY DEADLINE)
    • Documentary-(RECEIVE BY DEADLINE)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Foyle Film Festival's main aim is to provide access to cultural cinema, film industry workshops and moving image education to a regional and visiting audience, and to showcase the films of emerging local and international filmmakers.


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  • Crystal Palace International Film Festival Next Deadline: 06/12/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Student Film
    • Comedy
    • Horror/Sci-Fi
    • Documentary
    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • International Film
    • Animation
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Crystal Palace International Film festival is an event designed to showcase independent films and film talent from around the world in a number of genres, formats and lengths. It gives a platform for well made films to be seen by an appreciative audience (in one of the coolest parts of London) that do not usually get to see high quality, independent films.

    Winners receive a bespoke, sculpted CPIFF Award judged by film industry and celebrity judges such as UK top comedian Johnny Vegas. Many previous winners have gone on to theatrical and DVD distribution as well as TV broadcast.


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  • NewFilmmakers Los AngelesNext Deadline: 06/13/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short
    • Feature
    • Los Angeles Local
    • New Media
    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization designed to showcase innovative works by emerging filmmakers from around the world, providing the Los Angeles community of entertainment professionals and film goers with a constant surge of monthly screening events. NFMLA provides a forum where filmmakers can be recognized for their contributions, have open audience discussions about their projects and connect with industry professionals for insight on distribution, production, acquisition and representation.


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  • Southampton International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/13/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary shorts
    • Feature Film
    • Documentary
    • Short
    • Animation
    • Student Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    We champion strong, visual stories in the international marketplace providing a route to allow the films to be seen and the stories to be heard.

    In light of the increasing demands of new story lines and storytelling, we believe our International Independent Film Festival is well positioned to help move this forward with significant success. Our vision is to bring independent movies to major cities across the world and even help kick-start and inspire new movie makers. We aim to make the festival one of the largest events held in the UK.

    "A Film Isn't Finished Until It Is Seen"


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  • Short Sharp Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/13/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animation
    • The Sharpies

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The 8th Short Sharp Film Festival encourages movie making across all genres.

    The Short Sharp Film Festival is designed to showcase new and emerging talent, provide film makers with competition experience and expose our audience to different cultures and stories.


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  • Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/14/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Short film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Three Dollar Bill Cinema strengthens, connects, and reflects diverse communities through queer film and media.

    We produce the annual Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival to provide access to films by, for, and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their families, and a forum for LGBT filmmakers to share and discuss their work with audiences.


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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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  • CREATIVE ARTS FILM FESTIVALNext Deadline: 06/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Dramatic Short Film
    • Action Adventure Short Film
    • Fantasy Short Film
    • Experimental Short Film
    • Animated Short Film
    • Horror Short Film
    • Science Fiction Short Film
    • Thriller Short Film
    • Documentary Short Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    As an online short film festival, the Creative Arts Film Festival (CAFF) is deeply committed to the art of filmmaking and our mission is three-fold.

    First, we work to build maximum exposure for our filmmakers to fans around the world. CAFF believes that by building a legion of fans, every filmmaker gains more opportunity to work their film career to the level they hope for.

    Second, we strive to have as many industry professionals as possible visit our website, especially during the festival run, to feature the filmmakers' work to them, with a goal of career creation to the top levels of the entertainment industry.

    Third, to produce an exciting and unforgettable film festival experience for the fans of short films, and movie lovers from around the world.

    CAFF feels our creative artists produce some of the best films ever made and we strive to do our best to celebrate and support their undying devotion to art and creativity, with an acknowledgement of their commitment and compliment to the craft of filmmaking.

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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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  • Hot Springs International Horror Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Horror
    • Sci-Fi / Fantasy
    • Thriller
    • Student

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival is an independent film festival, by filmmakers for filmmakers. We strive to support independent film and filmmakers. We recognize and promote a variety of films in the "Horror, Thriller, and Sci-Fi" genres. We offer an amazing platform for presentation, networking and education. We support related charities and educational events, helping to connect film industry professionals and celebrity guests, to inspire and educate talented amateur and student filmmaker’s around the world...

    Oct 23rd - 26th 2014
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  • Asheville Cinema FestivalNext Deadline: 06/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Student Film
    • Animated

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    We strive to celebrate all types of indie filmmakers, and also nurture their skills. The 2013 Asheville Cinema Festival (ACF) had over 45 filmmakers attend for Q&As with their films, meet industry professionals, make new connections, and attend workshops.

    We were able provide a discount for housing for our filmmakers and their guests.

    ACF 2013 was also among the first screenings anywhere of this year's films August: Osage County and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which won Best of the Festival. With the 2014 FESTIVAL we are going to provide an even more unique and rewarding experience for every one of our accepted filmmakers.

    The mission of ACF is to inspire both filmmakers and lovers of film to embrace and support the world of independent cinema. We strive to bring the best narrative features, documentaries, shorts, foreign, student, and animated films from around the world to the passionate cinema audience of Western North Carolina.

    ACF also aspires to have as many filmmakers as possible attend with their films to share them with audiences and other filmmakers. The internationally popular mountain setting of Asheville, NC provides a perfect backdrop for this festival celebrating independent film.


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

    • Experimental/avant-garde Feature
    • Experimental/avant-garde Short
    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Animated Feature
    • Animated Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The promise to clean up toxins in the Greenpoint community, and to regenerate this urban landscape inspired us to launch the Greenpoint Film Festival as a celebration of this new mindset. The Brooklyn-based arts organization, Woven Spaces, is producing its third-annual Greenpoint Film Festival, a platform for cutting edge cultural programming.


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  • Kingston Film Festival 2014Next Deadline: 06/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animation
    • Feature
    • Short
    • Music Video
    • Documentary
    • Student
    • Short Feature
    • Short Doc
    • Music Documentary
    • Fashion

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Kingston Film Festival celebrates the art and entertainment of film in all its forms.

    Through screenings and associated events, the festival aims to present a wide spectrum of filmmaking - feature films, documentaries, animation, short films, experimental, big budget, micro-budget, and so on.

    In 2013, the Kingston Film Festival added their newest submission category Music Documentaries and are very excited to continue being a flagship festival for this genre.


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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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  • The Third Philip K. Dick International Film Festiva...Next Deadline: 06/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Dramatic Competition
    • Best Web Series
    • Shorts Competition
    • Science Fiction Feature
    • The Singularity.The Eschaton and Beyond.
    • Best Horror/ Supernatural Short
    • Best Horror / Supernatural Feature
    • Best Philip K Dick Short
    • Best Movie Trailer
    • Best Documentary
    • Best Latino , African American and other people of color Science Fiction Film
    • Best Philip K Dick Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The festival mission is 3 fold:

    To promote visionary sci-fi, the kind you see in the works of Philip K Dick,Ray Bradbury,Heinlein,Ursula Le Guin,Jorge Luis Borges Sam Delany, or the cinematic visions of Stanley Kubrick, Darren Aranofsky,
    Ridley Scott and other great directors.
    We are looking for dark.moody,strange, cerebral,off the beaten path independent sci-fi one that provokes and engages our sense of awe and curiosity.Other themes include magical realism,cult, strange,the supernatural and the eerie.We look at films that push the cinematic form to new levels of expression.Experimental ...great.. avant guard
    great.. Lets reinvent the sci -fi genre.
    In a nutshell we are looking for good sci fi films with good stories.

    2. To promote the role of science in the culture through our
    Science in Action documentary category.Biopics,reenactments, are all welcomed in our documentary section.Nanotech, Biotech,Singularity projects,AI all themes that restore our sense of wonder.

    3 To reach out to communities that have been traditionally underrepresented in science fiction, African American, Latino.Asian and other people of color.

    We look for original voices and visions in works submitted. Lastly, this is a festival by filmmakers for filmmakers
    If you feel like an outsider in the world, you will fit right in in our festival
    Like our page at www.Facebook.com/thephilipkdickfilmfestival or visit
    our website www.thephilipkdickfilmfestival.com


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  • Savannah Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/16/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Features
    • Pro Shorts
    • Animation
    • Student Shorts
    • Documentary
    • Supernatural Stories
    • RealD 3D Student Competition
    • Historical Shorts
    • SuperShorts!
    • World Shorts: Ireland
    • Southern Fried Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Savannah Film Festival was founded and is hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design to bring film industry talent and expertise to the students of SCAD and the greater Savannah community, in a relaxed environment that promotes education and a spirit of collaboration.

    The festival enters its 17th year with expanded shorts programming, additional slots for narrative and documentary features, and expanded international programming, in its continued pursuit of showcasing excellence in film making, while offering a diverse and enriching experience for the more than 40,000 attendees.

    The Savannah Film Festival supports the spirit of independent film making by offering emerging talents a reprieve from the huge number of submission fees they face in their quest for exposure. The festival waives submission fees for student films until March 15th, yearly. Animated shorts are also afforded a window of waived submission fees until April 1st. Waivers for other categories are granted by invitation only.


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  • Tallgrass International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/17/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Kansas Filmmaker Film
    • Emerging Young Filmmaker Short Film
    • Feature Film - Documentary
    • Feature Film - Fiction
    • Stubbornly Independent
    • Smallgrass

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Founded in 2003 the Tallgrass International Film Festival is a program of the 501 (c)3 Tallgrass Film Association (TFA), which fosters and appreciation of the cinematic arts by creating shared experiences around the international medium of film, while showcasing Wichita’s venues, cultural attractions and artistic communities.

    Year round programs include Special Screenings, Tallgrass Filmmakers Lab workshops, Down to the Wire: A 24 Hour Film Race, and the Tallgrass Film Festival Road Show.



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  • Vancouver International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/20/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • International Narrative Features
    • Canadian Features / Documentaries
    • Canadian Shorts
    • International Nonfiction Features
    • International Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    A socially conscious not-for-profit arts organization, VIFF’s mandate is “to encourage the understanding of other nations through the art of cinema, to foster the art of cinema, to facilitate the meeting in British Columbia of cinema professionals from around the world, and to stimulate the motion picture industry in British Columbia and Canada”.


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  • Thriller! Chiller! Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/20/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Short
    • Michigan Feature
    • Michigan Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Thriller! Chiller! honors the tradition of great independent genre cinema.

    Substance and style are the keys to playing at Thriller! Chiller! We want to discover those filmmakers who are inspired to tell us a story.

    Thriller! Chiller! is home of The Boomstick! Award! for Best Michigan Film. All exhibiting films are in consideration for The Groovys, the coolest handcrafted trophies awarded in five thrilling categories: Best FX!, Best Thrill!, Best Chill!, Best Short! and Best Feature! The Groovy awards are uniquely redesigned for each festival year.


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  • Chicago International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/20/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Subjects (Under 40 min)
    • Feature Length Documentaries
    • Feature Length Narratives

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    An annual, not for profit, competitive film festival organized to encourage better understanding between people and to make a positive contribution to the art of the moving image.


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  • Samain du cinema fantastiqueNext Deadline: 06/23/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films
    • Short Films
    • Films Francophones

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:


    La Samain du cinema fantastique
    is a five-night showcase of international thrilling cinema.

    We're currently on the lookout for features and shorts to showcase at this October's event. All genre is appreciated, La Samain du cinema fantastique has always embraced films whose sheer individuality puts them in a genre of their own. If you're not sure whether your film is right for us, consider that we've showcased everything from captivating dramas, eccentric comedies, provocative documentaries, mind-blowing experimental works, musicals, even atypical children's films. In other words, set our minds' eyes on fire and we'll do everything possible to get your film seen. Feel free to browse our 2013 website for a better understanding of our programming tastes.

    Any work produced in the past 24 months is eligible for both our official jury competition and our Public's Prize.

    Twitter : @samainfestival
    Facebook : /samainfilmfestival
    Website : www.samainfilmfestival.com


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  • AFI FESTNext Deadline: 06/27/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Shorts
    • Experimental
    • American Narrative Features
    • American Documentary Features
    • International Narrative Features
    • International Documentary Features

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    AFI FEST presents a survey of the year's most significant films each fall. Featuring international work from emerging filmmakers, global showcases of films from the great masters and red-carpet gala premieres, AFI FEST brings world cinema to the heart of Hollywood.

    Since 2000, the consumer audience at AFI FEST has tripled to over 65,000 attendees with combined media impressions in excess of 1.6 billion worldwide.



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  • Citizen Jane Film FestivalNext Deadline: 04/25/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Student Filmmaker
    • Narrative Feature
    • Young Female Filmmaker
    • Documentary Short
    • Experimental Short
    • Missouri Made
    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Citizen Jane Film Festival supports independent film by independent women. We tackle head on the gross under representation of women in the film industry with wild rebellion through art! In one inspiring weekend we create an intimate web of support for female filmmakers and our faithful audience of all genders. With unique film experiences, lively discussions, workshops, and boisterous parties, CJFF honors female filmmakers from diverse backgrounds and in all stages of their careers. We bring guest artists and audiences from all over to share ideas and build a collaborative community to last far beyond the festival itself. If you are accepted into the festival, we truly hope you will join us for the weekend (and we help support you so you can make it worth your while).

    PLEASE NOTE: The Citizen Jane Film Festival screens films directed or co-directed by women.


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  • Coney Island Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/27/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short
    • Documentary Short
    • Experimental
    • Music Video
    • Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Animation
    • Horror

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Coney Island Film Festival is to raise funds for the non-profit arts organization Coney Island USA and to present an engaging and entertaining program of films in the heart of Brooklyn's most storied neighborhood.


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  • The Other Venice Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/28/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film Competition
    • Feature Film Competition
    • Music Video Competition
    • Experimental Short Section
    • Youth Filmmaker Section (18 and under)
    • Music Score Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Other Venice Film Festival (OVFF), is an International event dedicated to screening full-length, short, doc, experimental, music video, youth films and animated works that embody the spirit, energy and diversity of Venice.


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  • Love Your Shorts Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Drama
    • Documentary
    • Animation
    • Florida Flavor
    • Sci-Fi / Horror
    • Comedy
    • E for Everyone

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    MISSION STATEMENT
    To support, promote and recognize the art of short film and its artists.

    VISION STATEMENT
    The Love Your Shorts Film Festival will be one of the preeminent short film festivals in the world. As the art of short film changes, the festival will adapt with it. We will be known for treating our visiting filmmakers with the highest level of hospitality. The festival will be a platform where film lovers and filmmakers can socialize and collaborate. We will be a respected member within the local creative arts community.


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  • CineSol Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • animation
    • documentary
    • shorts
    • comedy
    • drama
    • horror
    • feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:


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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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  • Big Apple Film Festival (New York)Next Deadline: 06/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • Experimental
    • Feature Documentary
    • Short Documentary
    • Animation
    • Student Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Big Apple Film Festival, in conjunction with the Big Apple Film Society, is dedicated to showcasing and promoting the highest quality films from the New York City independent film community, as well as additional specially selected films from across the country and around the world. Named one of MovieMaker Magazine's top "25 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee" and "25 Coolest Film Festivals" BAFF seeks to highlight films and filmmakers that reflect the unique qualities of New York City. Our mission is to celebrate the great city of New York through exhibition of innovative filmmaking. We seek to bridge the gap between dedicated independent film audiences and filmmakers, as well as to connect emerging filmmakers with established industry professionals. In addition, as New York City is synonymous with cultural diversity, a primary purpose of the festival is to recognize films and filmmakers that seek to focus their attention on the unique qualities of individuals of diverse backgrounds and ethnicities.


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  • Chicago International REEL Shorts FestivalNext Deadline: 06/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film Documentary
    • Short Film Narrative
    • Short Film Youth
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Chicago International REEL Shorts Festival seeks to provide opportunity for filmmakers around the world by showcasing their work to REEL PEOPLE in the Chicagoland area. We seek to provide a supportive atmosphere with low entry fees and low cost ticket prices. We are the REEL filmmakers choice for showcasing REEL talent to REEL people.


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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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  • Gig Harbor Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Length Narrative (Film)
    • Feature-length Doc (Film)
    • Animated
    • Short Documentary (Film)
    • Short Narrative (Film)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Mission of the Gig Harbor Film Festival is to feature independent films that draw on the unifying power of film to promote understanding, tolerance and global awareness.


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  • First Look Student Program at The Starz Denver Film...Next Deadline: 06/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Student Short Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The First Look Student Program is part of the internationally acclaimed Starz Denver Film Festival.

    "First Look" is all about student film! For the last 14 years we have been consistently blowing away our audiences with the quality, creativity and passion we find in student films.

    Our purpose is to provide a quality setting for the best up and coming filmmakers to screen their works. As part of the Starz Denver Film Festival, we continue to accomplish our mission by programming five separate shorts programs from film schools not only in North America, but from around the world.


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  • Greater Cleveland Urban Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Dramatic Short
    • Comedy
    • Documentary Feature
    • Animation
    • Dramatic Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Christian

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival is to celebrate African American cinema and the African cultural Diaspora and to showcase a diverse collection of films – from emerging and established filmmakers. This is accomplished by providing film artists a forum for their work to be viewed, while simultaneously serving as a vehicle to initiate dialogue on the important issues of our times.


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  • Independent Television and Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary: Television
    • Comedy: Webseries
    • Documentary: Film
    • Drama: Television
    • Drama: Webseries
    • Comedy: Television
    • Animated: Television
    • Animated: Webseries
    • Short Film
    • Reality: Webseries
    • Talk Show: Webseries

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Independent Television and Film Festival (ITVFest) was founded in 2006 to encourage changes in conventional television and the growth of artistic expression in television and new media. ITVFest provides local, national and international artistic communities with a public forum for independently produced television pilots, webseries, short films, documentary films and new media.


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  • Route 66 Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/30/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animation
    • Debut Film
    • Foreign Language
    • Comedy
    • Drama
    • Experimental
    • Student Showcase
    • Made in Illinois

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our mission is to support and recognize independent filmmakers of all ages and backgrounds. The general theme of our festival is journey, whether emotional, physical, spiritual or personal. We strive to introduce audiences to talented artists from around the world, as well as the American Midwest.


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  • International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts (Shor...Next Deadline: 07/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Environmental Shorts
    • Comedy Shorts
    • Short Film Narrative
    • Short Film Documentary
    • Micro Film Narrative
    • Music Video
    • Social Activism Shorts
    • Horror Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Festival will showcase the fresh and bright ideas in independent cinema.


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  • Fort Lauderdale International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Subject, Professional Competition
    • Full Length Feature, Professional Competition
    • Short Narrative, International Collegiate Competition (under 20 min)
    • Long Narrative, International Collegiate Competition (20 min - 60 min.)
    • Animation, International Collegiate Competition
    • International High School Competition
    • Documentary, International Collegiate Competition
    • Documentary, Professional Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To promote the creation and appreciation of cinematic art in South Florida. To cultivate and nurture the Florida film artist through educational initiatives and exhibition of films. To impact on the state and local economy through promotional efforts in highlighting South Florida as an exhibition venue for premieres.

    Goals
    1) To showcase the best independent, domestic and international films to the residents and visitors of Broward County
    2) To provide educational opportunities and recognition assisting in the development of Florida students and emerging filmmakers.
    3) To promote Broward County screening and filming opportunities to the film industry.

    Objectives
    1) To remain on the cutting edge of film festivals through innovative and creative programming.
    2) To present a series of free film related seminars which engage, enlighten and inform the participants as well as the audience.
    3) To annually produce a International Student Film Competition, so as to nurture and develop the student filmmaker from around the world. Furthermore, to promote professional cinematographers and videographers in the state through THE BEST OF FLORIDA-MADE IN FLORIDA.
    4) To provide programming that relates to Florida social, cultural and artistic issues such as our Florida treasures program.
    5) To provide programming to our senior citizens which enables them to enjoy our events at no cost.
    6) To provide an outreach program bringing cinema to those who would not otherwise be able to experience our events.
    7) To cultivate and develop the audience of tomorrow through the Children's Film Festival and Arts In Education program.
    8) To bring to Broward County the best new talents in filmmaking from around the world.
    9) To honor outstanding contributions to the industry through a series of Tributes.
    10) To interface with the Broward Film Commission so as to provide the greatest assistance possible to potential Broward film and video productions.


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  • Ohio Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films (over 30 minutes)
    • Short Films (30 minutes or less)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The OIFF is dedicated to freedom of expression through independent media. The OIFF is programmed 100% from the films and videos submitted each year, an unusual filmmaker-friendly standard for festivals.


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  • American Documentary Film Festival and Film FundNext Deadline: 07/03/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • American Documentary Film Fund
    • Animated Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund (AmDocs) is the largest documentary festival and market on the West Coast of the United States. Our main objective is to promote a world vision of film as seen through the eyes of the filmmaker of whomever or whatever their subject matter may be in order to educate and entertain the film-goer.

    We are also proud to announce that in addition to documentaries, we are seeking short films in the ANIMATION genre, with particular emphasis in animated works that tell a true story.

    In addition to the international film festival, we are proud to share the American Documentary Film Fund with independent American filmmakers who will participate and compete for financing for new projects as well as works in progress.

    Seeing the bigger picture, one film at a time.


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  • Williamstown Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/07/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Features
    • Short Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    WFF honors the past in the shape of film classics, celebrates the present through seminars with provocative actors, directors, screenwriters, and producers, and explores the technologies taking independent film into the 21st century.


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  • Davis Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/10/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary
    • Animation
    • Narrative
    • Experimental

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Davis Film Festival is to celebrate independent cinema from around the world and our own backyard.


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  • Toronto Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/11/2014
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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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  • 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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  • Borrego Springs Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary
    • Latino
    • Animation

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of Borrego Springs Film Festival is to bring filmmakers and film fans to our unique and beautiful desert region, and to provide an environment where quality independent films that stimulate heart and mind will be screened, discussed, and enjoyed. We strive to expose audiences to the artistry, issues, and perspectives in current independent film by providing quality, well-attended events where filmmakers can exhibit their work, engage in networking, and have a great experience.


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  • Warsaw Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • International Competition
    • Competition 1-2
    • Free Spirit Competition
    • Documentary Competition
    • Short Films Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Warsaw Film Festival (WFF) is organized by the Warsaw Film Foundation in Warsaw, Poland. Its aim is to present the best films from all over the world to Polish and international audience, and to encourage better communication and understanding between people living in different countries and of different cultural backgrounds. WFF is accredited by FIAPF (www.fiapf.org) as a competitive non-specialized film festival. At WFF we present films made to be screened at cinemas.


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  • Literally Short Film AwardsNext Deadline: 07/25/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative
    • Documentary
    • Animation
    • Experimental

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Literal Magazine is proud to celebrate its 10th anniversary by holding its first short film competition Literally Short Film Awards. Literally Short is an event initiated by our drive to bridge Latin American and American cultures onto one collaborative stage that stimulates international artistic expression. We stand together with A. Schulman de México S.A. de C.V., Specialty Polymers, XL Multimedia, Houston Institute for Culture, and MicroSearch with the mission to promote innovative approaches to social change through the arts and cultural influences. Our passion for film lies in its exquisite capacity to merge a multitude of arts into one expression; thus, Literally Short Film Awards seeks to dissolve all geographical boundaries into one platform that equally voices all cultures.


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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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  • NU POINT OF VIEW: THE EMERGING LATINO FILMMAKERSNext Deadline: 07/31/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Animated Feature
    • Animated Short
    • Narrative Feature
    • Music Videos

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    NUVOtv’s Nu Point of View offers the opportunity for independent American Latino writers, directors and producers to submit their original works to a nationally televised and digital platform. Through Nu Point of View, NUVOtv seeks to celebrate the talent, dedication and cultural voice of these artists and aims to pave the way for an expanded multicultural vision in the world of cinema.


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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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  • 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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  • Fargo Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/01/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Animation
    • Student
    • Experimental

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Fargo Film Festival strives to:

    Provide an extraordinary opportunity for filmmakers' work to be shown on the big silver screen in a beautifully restored, state of the art, 870 seat Art Deco Theatre or in the venue's second, on-site auditorium.

    Provide informational and provocative presentations and panel discussions on issues affecting local, regional, national and international filmmaking and filmmakers.

    Jury films in categories including Animation, Experimental, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, and Student.


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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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  • The Shift Awards
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Best Web Series (Unscripted)
    • Best Web Campaign
    • Best Web Series (Scripted)
    • Best Feature
    • Best Documentary
    • Best Mini Series
    • Best Scripted Series
    • Best Non-Scripted Series
    • Best Animation
    • Best Video Campaign
    • Best Music Video
    • GMW Best Feature
    • GMW Best Documentary
    • GMW Best Scripted Series
    • GMW Best Non-Scripted Series

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The shift Awards will be given annually to honor programming that has raised social awareness and made an impact globally.


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  • Another Hole in the HeadNext Deadline: 08/08/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Features
    • Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    SF IndieFest's Another Hole in the Head genre film festival runs 11 days Dec 5-14 2014.This is our 11 year anniversary and we're going big. Our annual festival of horror, sci-fi, dark fantasy and exploitation cinema defies convention to bring you the most outrageous genre films from both emerging and established filmmakers. Almost two weeks of celluloid mayhem not usually found in your local cineplex!

    “San Francisco’s original genre film festival is characterized by a scrappy, DIY aesthetic that eschews big studio content and recent trends towards elevated genre. Holehead’s programming remains curatorially committed to the genre’s graphic roots in shockploitation, visceral thrills and gleeful mayhem.” – Michael Guillen, The Evening Class


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  • ENFOQUE - International Film Festival of Puerto Ric...Next Deadline: 08/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Student Short Film
    • Short film
    • National Short Film
    • Animation
    • Music video
    • Feature Film
    • Documentaries

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    ENFOQUE is an international film festival that present some of the greatest new works by emerging filmmakers.The themes for the festival are family, social interest and values.


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  • Bath Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • BFF IMDb New Filmmaker Award
    • Shorts
    • BFF IMDb Script to Screen Award

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Bath Film Festival is a showcase for the most creative, intelligent, and thought provoking new films and film events in the South West of England, providing opportunities for new film makers and reaching a diverse audience from the local area and beyond.

    Our mission is to help make Bath a centre of film excellence.

    The 24th Bath Film Festival will take place in Bath in 2014.


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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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  • Atlanta Jewish Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/22/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) is a 23-day cinematic exploration of Jewish life, culture and history. Seeking to use the power of film to both entertain and educate, AJFF challenges conventional perspectives on complex and challenging issues facing both the Jewish and global communities.


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  • Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival and Short ...Next Deadline: 08/29/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Non-Documentary
    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Each year, the Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival strives to challenge viewers to examine the portrayal of people with disabilities in film - to challenge negative stereotypes and to champion realistic portrayals of people with disabilities as fully dignified human beings with the potential to live full and productive lives.

    The short film competition is your opportunity to share your view of disability with the Cinema Touching Disability audience. We want interesting, imaginative, and creative representations of disability on film. All filmmakers, including professional independent filmmakers, amateur filmmakers, and secondary and university students of all ages are invited to submit their own representations of disability in a short film.


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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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  • Festival SayulitaNext Deadline: 09/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Shorts
    • Documentary
    • Feature
    • Animation
    • Action Sports

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    During the five-day festival, area residents, visitors, members of the business and film communities, public officials, students and academics come together to celebrate the art of film, tequila, music and surf. Sayulita is a melting pot of people from all over the world that have settled in this tiny village on the Riviera Nayarit, and our festival aims to reflect that blend of culture and sharing that has made Sayulita such a wonderful place.


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  • Jaipur International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 10/15/2014
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short fiction film
    • Documentary film
    • Feature Film
    • Animation film
    • Documentary Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The purpose of this film festival is to promote newer movie makers, exchange of knowledge, information, ideas & culture between India & other nations in context of their social and cultural ethos. JIFF also promotes friendship and co-operation among people of the world through the medium of films & documentaries.

    Though the film festivals have became a regular affair in most countries yet most of them cater only to selected audience as well as entertain the commercially successful film makers and related personalities. However, JIFF intends to organize a festival that connects the film fans & movies goers with the world, especially the serious filmmaker & their associates so as to bring about greater understanding of the art of film making.

    Jaipur International Film Festival Trust is registered under act of public trust act 1959 (1959 ka 42) under the Devasthan Commissioner, Jaipur Khand, Jaipur office.


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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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  • The DIY Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Dramatic Feature
    • Student Films
    • Documentary Feature
    • Comedic Feature
    • Animation
    • Dramatic Short
    • Documentary Short
    • Comedic Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The DIY Film Festival seeks to honor independent filmmakers and self-produced films that demonstrate that great art can be created without large expenditures. We seek to expose such films and filmmakers to audiences through our festival and our various media outlets.


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  • kidsfilmfest
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Children's Animation
    • Children's Documentary
    • Children's Narrative

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    kidsfilmfest's mission is to discover, expose, and promote children's filmmakers while drawing worldwide attention to Brooklyn. kidsfilmfest is an exciting initiative of the Brooklyn Film Festival (BiFF).


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  • Future Shorts
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Music Video
    • Experimental
    • Animation
    • Documentary
    • Narrative Fiction

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Since 2003 Future Shorts has strived to build a new audience for film across the Globe, developing a platform for filmmakers that allows millions of people worldwide to engage with their work. We believe strongly in the social experience of film – in cinema as a communicator and community. We believe that cinema should be universally accessible by all, and not restricted by geography, status, wealth, or politics.


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  • Midwest Independent Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Dramatic Narrative (Shorts and Features)
    • Comedic Narrative (Shorts and Features)
    • Documentary (Shorts and Features)
    • Student Film (Shorts and Features)
    • Music Video
    • Experimental (Shorts and Features)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Midwest Independent Film Festival is the only film festival in the country solely dedicated to the Midwest filmmaker, presenting audiences with the finest independent cinema in the Midwest every first Tuesday of the month.

    The Midwest Indie also offers filmgoers the unique opportunity to meet directors and actors who introduce their films and hold question and answer sessions after the screenings and prides itself on showcasing emerging directors, powerful artistic visions, and strong cinematic stories.

    These exceptional films combine with an exciting social atmosphere and a state-of-the-art digital screening venue to create one of the premier festivals in the Midwest.


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  • NYC Downtown Short Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Drama
    • Comedy
    • Documentary
    • Animation
    • Latino
    • Gay & Lesbian
    • New York City Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The NYC Downtown Short Film Festival is a program of DMAC-Duo Multicultural Arts Center a (501 c3) non-profit organization located at 62 East 4th Street in New York City's East Village. The mission of DMAC is to create, promote and celebrate multicultural arts through theater, music, dance, art and film.


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  • ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Action/Sport
    • Animation
    • Documentary
    • Short Fiction/Humor
    • Short Reality
    • Environmental/Activism

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To tell the stories of people and their passion, learn about our environment, explore far away places, and celebrate community. Live, dream, inspire. Make your own Legends.


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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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  • WorldKids International Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animated Short
    • Live Action Short
    • Feature Film
    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To engage impressionable minds with intelligent, passionate and provocative cinematic works and provide value based entertainment for Children and Young Adults. We aim to promote universal values, art & aesthetics, peace and cross cultural communications through the medium of cinema.

    WorldKids International Film Festival is an annual event with ongoing year round film festival screenings in schools.


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  • ONECLOUDFEST
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Music Videos
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Short
    • Feature Films - Non-Competitive
    • Narrative Short - Non-Competitive
    • Documentary Feature - Non-Competitive
    • HORROR NIGHTS

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    ::MovieMaker magazine's 2013 Top 50 film festivals worth the entry fee!::

    Mission: Bringing independent artists and filmmakers to audiences everywhere.
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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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  • Golden Egg Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Music Video
    • Animated Feature
    • Animated Short
    • Features
    • Shorts
    • Documentary Features
    • Documentary Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Three festivals. Two countries. One price.

    Films submitted will be considered for GEFF NYC, GEFF LA, and GEFF Cancun.

    New York City
    Tribeca Cinemas
    May 20-23, 2014

    Los Angeles
    The Working Stage Theater
    November 6-10, 2014

    Cancun
    Oasis Sens Resort
    February 4-8, 2015

    Worldwide
    Oasis Sens Resort
    February 9-11, 2015


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  • United Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature-Length Documentaries
    • Feature-Length Narratives
    • Short Documentaries
    • Short Narratives
    • Animated Shorts
    • Music Videos

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The United Film Festival is a distinct division of United Films, Inc., which aims to unite time-honored wisdom and innovative perspective in order to create, curate, and connect modern independent films with a global audience.

    The United Film Festival screens high-quality independent feature films, documentaries, and short films of all genres. And as a celebration of our love for the rich history of filmmaking, we always screen a variety of classic motion pictures that have helped to define this incredible industry.

    In addition to our screenings, we frequently bring in legendary filmmakers and actors each year to be a part of the festivities. Our festivals are always exciting events filled with insightful Q&As, and provide many opportunities for networking and interaction between filmmakers and audiences alike.

    United Films has always been committed to expanding its relationship with its filmmakers beyond the film festival. To this end, we have infused several key components into the heart of our company, which we believe will help us improve upon those relationships in very significant ways: A few of the components include:

    *Collaborative Partnerships
    *Sales Representation/Distribution


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  • HollyShorts Monthly Screenings
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films
    • Feature Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The HollyShorts Monthly Screening series is a monthly short film series showcasing short films in Los Angeles, New York, Austin, and Miami every month. The screening series showcases the top short films produced 30 minutes or less from around the world.


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  • 39 Rooms Short Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film Animation
    • Short Film Experimental
    • Short Film Narrative
    • Short Film Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Modern Hotel and Bar introduces the 39 Rooms Film Festival, a permanent, revolving showcase for independent short film. 39 Rooms, in conjunction with the Sun Valley Film Festival, gives filmmakers the chance to show their films in each of the rooms of the Modern Hotel for up to a year. A short-film program will be created and run on a continuous loop on a dedicated channel in each of the 39 rooms of the Modern Hotel in Boise, Idaho. Filmmakers will have a year-long public venue in which to showcase their films. Hotel guests can enjoy the films at their leisure when staying at the Hotel. Interested guests can comment on the films, choose their favorites and contact the filmmakers for copies. The Modern Hotel will inform guests of the films playing in the rooms and provide information on the films and filmmakers. Not only will the films have a year-round presence at the hotel, but selected films may also have the opportunity to be showcased at other venues locally, regionally and nationally, at a future date.


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  • Fester: The Mindf*#k Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    FESTER is a monthly film series in Downtown Los Angeles showcasing “Mindf*#k Movies,” films that crawl inside your head and stay there like the memory of a fever dream.

    We want the best plot-twisting, genre-bending, mind-f*#king movies unfindable on TV, Netflix, iTunes, or anywhere else outside our monthly screenings. No restrictions on year of production or previous festival appearances!


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