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  • Real to Reel International Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Length
    • Shorts
    • Animation
    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Real to Reel International Film Festival is to offer a forum for independent - film, video and multimedia artists to showcase their talents and expose the works of these artists to our region.


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  • Dances With Films
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    No Politics. No Stars. No Sh*t.

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

    Discovering tomorrow's talent today!

    Please see our website for the complete statement.


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  • 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
    • Pilot
    • 3D
    • DOCUMENTARY
    • Drone
    • 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:

    Honoring Stories Worth Telling. New Media Film Festival Brings The Best in New Media To The World.
    Learn What's New, What's Next... 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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  • Crested Butte Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary
    • Narrative
    • Shorts
    • Childrens

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Crested Butte Film Festival (CBFF) is an international film festival dedicated to celebrating the art of film, our connection with filmmakers, and the power of storytelling.

    Our mission is to inspire and educate our audience through films and discussions that spark creativity, cultural awareness and social and environmental change.

    (It's also to showcase our great little town - one of the coolest, most intimate, beautiful places around.)


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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 19th 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. Our 2014 lineup included projects by Simon Rumley, Jacob Tierney and Dario Argento.

    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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  • 2015 Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA) Film &am...
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Shorts
    • Feature length
    • Ultra-shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Society for Visual Anthropology screens the best ethnographic films and video productions at our annual SVA Film & 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 film and video 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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  • VOB Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    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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  • American Conservation Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The American Conservation Film Festival is dedicated to promoting outstanding films and the arts to educate and inspire people to become engaged in conservation. The motivating force behind ACFF is the power of imagery to engage, inform and inspire.

    ACFF:
    Provides a venue for diverse range of conservation films that rarely receive a wide showing;
    Celebrates conservation film and video in the fun, eclectic atmosphere of historic Shepherdstown, WV;
    Showcases independent, historic, publicly funded and Appalachian films;
    Offers an education component that complements the film selections and supports those interested in conservation filmmaking;
    Supports young filmmakers as they are beginning their careers.



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  • Margaret Mead Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • documentary
    • animation
    • experimental non-fiction
    • new media non-fiction

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The American Museum of Natural History’s Margaret Mead Film Festival is presented by the Museum’s Public Programs Division in the Department of Education. Held annually each Fall, the Festival was founded in honor of pioneering anthropologist Margaret Mead, one of the first anthropologists to recognize the significance of film for fieldwork. The Mead Festival screens documentaries, experimental films, animation, and hybrid works that increase our understanding of the complexity and diversity of the peoples and cultures that populate our planet.


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  • SoCal Creative & Innovative Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Webisode
    • Short Science Fiction
    • Short Experimental
    • Short Drama
    • Short Comedy
    • Short Animation
    • Short Horror
    • Short Documentary
    • Music Video
    • Teen Filmmaker (12-17)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Socal CIFF is an emerging Film Festival and is the only one of its kind. We offer the opportunity to even the playing fields and give films with small budgets an opportunity to show how much can be done using creativity and a little innovation. Our Festival TRULY showcases the talents of these film makers and we are dedicated to getting these film exposure.
    Our Festival is held in Los Angeles; the heart of the Industry and thier will be many events and opportunities during the Festival to network with fellow film makers and established Industry professionals. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this dynamic festival!!!


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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.

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

    In the last nine 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. 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 through 2014 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 been to SXSW several times, San Francisco, a bunch of smaller festivals all over the U.S.it [Hell’s Half Mile] feels like the real deal. It’s people who genuinely love film, love the independent film community. The quality and lineup is incredible” – Ashley Spillers "Arlo and Julie"

    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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  • Indy Film Fest
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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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  • Asian American International Film Festival
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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 2015, we celebrate our 38th Anniversary and we hope you can join us!


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  • Asian Film Festival of Dallas
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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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  • San Francisco Black Film Festival
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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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  • Soho Short Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film Category I
    • Short Film Category II

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Soho Short Film Festival or Soho Shorts brings together a collection of the world's best short films in an engaging atmosphere for the purpose of developing connections and building new relationships in the film industry.


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  • Moscow International Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Main Competition
    • Documentary Competition
    • "Free Thought" Documentary Films Out-of-Competition Program
    • Official Out-of-Competition Program
    • Short films Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To promote cultural exchanges and mutual understanding among nations and to develop further cooperation among filmmakers of the world. The Moscow International Film Festival is recognized by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF).

    The Festival program includes only films which have not been publicly screened on the territory of the Russian Federation (excluding retrospectives and the program of Russian films).


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  • EBS International Documentary Festival(EIDF)
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Festival Choice(competition)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Festival has been established to promote the world’s best documentaries through a week-long programming of documentaries via EBS-TV, Korea’s representative public educational channel, on-line /mobile VOD Service and screening in theaters. It seeks to provide an opportunity for the documentaries to communicate with their audience as well as to encourage young documentary filmmakers all around the world to produce new works.


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  • IndieFEST Film Awards
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The IndieFEST Film Awards

    Promoting independent filmmakers of cinematic gems and unique voices to a worldwide audience.

    IndieFEST, currently in its 7th year, discovers and honors the achievements of filmmakers who produce high quality films and new media. Attracting both powerhouse industry veterans as well as talented new filmmakers, the IndieFEST is an exceptional, truly international awards competition, not a traditional film festival. The goal of traditional film festivals is to bring entertainment to local audiences making the filmmaker of secondary importance. IndieFEST is about helping independent filmmakers gain the credibility and publicity they justly deserve. Our talented IndieFEST award winners have gone on to win Emmy, Telly and other awards.


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  • The Martha's Vineyard Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    OUR MISSION IS TO PRODUCE COMMUNITY EVENTS, EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, AND FILMS THAT SPARK DISCUSSION, DEBATE, AND ACTION.


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  • Prescott Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Prescott Film Festival is a 501c3 Non-profit Organization whose mission is to provide the community with cultural events that entertain, inspire, and inform while supporting independent and critically acclaimed films and filmmakers from around the world.


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  • Los Angeles Movie Awards - Spring Session
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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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  • 8th CMS VATAVARAN - Environment and Wildlife Film F...
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Film for Children
    • Newcomer
    • Animation
    • Livelihoods
    • PSA (Public Service Announcement)
    • Wildlife Conservation
    • Climate Change and Sustainable Technologies
    • Environmental Conservation
    • Water for Life
    • Series (based on Environment and Wildlife)
    • Feature Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The festival aims to bring to the fore larger environmental concerns through films. It forges a dialogue and generate timely debate on the topical environmental issues involving the public. A film festival with a difference, CMS VATAVARAN...
    a). is an activity forum promoting space for environment issues in the public media;
    b). is a movement reaching out to people in various walks of life, it enhances and inspires understanding and appreciation of the natural world and the need for conservation;
    c). is an attempt to change minds, attitudes and policies;
    d). is an initiative galvanizing civil society and promoting a platform provoking the larger public and opinion making process;
    e). encourages and nurtures a new breed of "alternate filmmakers" who are passionate about environmental issues and through their films want to articulate the environmental concerns to initiate dialogue and public debate;
    f).stimulates production of high quality films in the fields of wildlife, nature and environment.


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  • The Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festiva...
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Script Competition
    • Short Film
    • Music Videos
    • Student Film
    • Feature Documentary
    • Feature Film
    • Short Documentary
    • Experimental Film
    • Animated Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    At the LA International New Wave Film Fest, our goal is to provide a young, fresh and innovative perspective to today’s world of cinema. We seek and honor exciting new voices in the American and international film communities.
    www.lanewwave.com


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  • Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival
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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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  • Reno Tahoe International Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Short Film
    • Script

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    RTIFF believes the most powerful and wide-reaching art form on the planet is cinema. Cinema has the power to transform society and shape thinking. We want to be the platform of artistic tolerance and view cinematic works of all genres, no matter what nationality, in order to thwart censorship of storytellers and provide the arena to shine light on new talent and veteran pros based on their craftsmanship and cinematic achievement.


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  • LUNAFEST FILM FESTIVAL
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    CATEGORIES:

    • USA applicants: By, For and About Women
    • International applicants: By, For and About Women

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    LUNAFEST, a national festival of short films by, for and about women, will return to screens for its 15th year beginning in October 2015 - June 2016. LUNAFEST is seeking a diverse range of films which embody the unique, humorous, touching, and inspirational roles of women in our local, national and international communities. Past topics have included women's health, body image, sexuality, spirituality, sports, and cultural diversity.

    Genres: Shorts, documentaries, drama, fiction, animation, comedies, and narratives are welcome. Films must be 20 minutes or less.


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  • Naperville Independent Film Festival, Inc
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Screenplay Competition
    • Documentary Short
    • Animated Short
    • Narrative Short
    • Student Produced
    • Documentary Feature
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Naperville Independent Film Festival, Inc is to encourage filmmakers of all ages to create and distribute films that entertain, inspire, and stir the human spirit.


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  • Gen Con Film Festival - Indianapolis, IN
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Gen Con 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 15,000 events, a Family Fun Pavilion, and the debut of exciting new games, Gen Con truly is The Best Four Days in Gaming™!

    2014 saw more than 56,000 attendees and set an all-new attendance record for the 47-year event.

    Don't miss out on Gen Con 2015!

    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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  • Reel Affirmations: Washington DC's International LG...
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Men's Features
    • Women's Features
    • Men's Short Films
    • Women's Short Films
    • Documentaries

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Through the arts, Reel Affirmations works to build community among GLBTQ people — fostering a sense of belonging by bringing our stories — our struggles and accomplishments — to life on the screen.


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  • We Like 'Em Short
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The We Like 'Em Short Film Festival is aimed at celebrating the art of the comedic short and animated film. We provide a platform for independent filmmakers, seasoned and emerging, to showcase their talent. This festival seeks original and entertaining animated and comedy shorts from around the world.


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  • From The Beyond Con
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films
    • Feature Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The From the Beyond Con is a new event dedicated to science fiction films and entertainment. This event is produced by Festivals of Fright


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  • Maui Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • General

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Maui Film Festival believes in the power of Original Cinema.

    Original Cinema is the rocket fuel that powers the Maui Film Festival by revealing its character, igniting its passion, focusing its vision and soothing its soul.

    Especially when filmmakers explore what it means to be human alongside Humankind's relationship to all Life, Original Cinema can move culture and shift paradigm, moves culture and build a future worthy of generations yet unborn.


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  • The Coventry Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Best Short film
    • Best Feature length
    • Best Actor in a feature film
    • Best Actor in a short film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    We are a new festival in Coventry, England. We are building the festival to become a world-wide renowned event. The event runs for four nights and is sponsored, in part by Coventry City Council.


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  • Brooklyn Short Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Shorts Category I
    • Shorts Category II

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Brooklyn Short Film Festival is to present a showcase of the world's best short films in an atmosphere easily accessible to industry and press to create professional networking opportunities for film directors.


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  • Anthem Libertarian Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Narrative
    • Short Documentary
    • U.S. Narrative Feature
    • U.S. Documentary Feature
    • International Narrative Feature
    • International Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to finding and presenting the year's best films about personal and civil liberty. We seek films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, individual rights, and the power of persuasion over force.

    Libertarian heroes follow their own paths. They do not conform to the expectations of others. When something goes wrong, they fix it themselves. When something goes right, they give credit where it is due. We want to see protagonists acting in their own self interest, doing all that they can for themselves without government intrusion, regulation, or support. When people watch out for themselves, they create a better world for everyone.

    Libertarian films are about choice, opportunity, and knocking down obstacles. They often point out the unintended consequences of government intervention, but they are just as likely to present a protagonist’s personal struggle for self-expression. They show us how to make the world a better place simply by making our own lives better.

    Filmmakers often screen to standing-room-only audiences at Anthem, because Anthem is part of FreedomFest, “the world’s largest gathering of free minds.” With over 2,500 attendees and 200 speakers on topics including politics, economics, history, science, health, art, and literature, FreedomFest provides a ready audience of eager viewers for Anthem’s filmmakers. Our comfortable 250-seat theater was often overflowing at last year's festival, and over 1,000 people attended our two featured films.

    See you at the movies--Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, July 8-11, 2015.


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  • Revelation Perth International Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Revelation seeks to showcase individual and signature driven works from the international film community across all genres, formats and durations. We love first time filmmakers...we love experienced filmmakers...we love experimental filmmakers; in fact we love all filmmakers so don’t be afraid to submit. At Revelation we welcome the lowest of the low-fi to well resourced features, documentaries, experimental works and animations.


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  • Northside Film
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Features
    • Narrative Features
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Short
    • Experimental Short
    • Music Video
    • Episodic: Comedy/Webseries

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Northside Festival's mission is to give young filmmakers a platform to showcase their work to new audiences.


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  • American Psychological Association Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Length
    • Short
    • Avant Garde Media

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our mission is to open minds and build bridges in the areas of psychology, film, social media, and contemporary social issues. We seek to influence the quality and content of films that impact our world, and the art and science of Psychology. We strive to inform, and support film projects that embrace compassion and motivation to increase our knowledge, skills, and positive impact upon humanity. We also seek to provide a creative forum where diverse filmmakers may gather to exchange ideas and dialogue between each other, psychologists and audiences.


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  • American Black Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Features
    • Documentaries
    • Web Originals
    • HBO Short Film Competition
    • Merged Shorts

    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 the nation’s largest gathering of Black film and TV enthusiasts, as well 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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  • Guanajuato International Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Documentary
    • Long Documentary
    • Short Film Fiction
    • Short Film Animation
    • Short Film Experimental
    • Feature Film Fiction

    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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  • Palm Springs International ShortFest
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Live Action - 15min & under
    • Animation
    • Live Action - over 15 min
    • Student Live Action - 15 min & under
    • Student Live Action - over 15 min
    • Student Documentary
    • Documentary
    • Student Animation
    • Online Film Festival

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Palm Springs International ShortFest provides a showcase and market for the best short-form cinema and its creators in the world. We welcome both student and non-student filmmakers.


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  • World of Women's Cinema - WOW Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Films & Documentaries Competition under 55 mins
    • Multi-Platform Media Competition - digital media under 4 minutes, 1GB max
    • Non-competitive - Features & Documentaries

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The World of Women's Cinema - WOW Film Festival is predominantly a short film festival, a screen culture event that promotes and awards the talents of women directors, producers, screenwriters, editors, cinematographers and other roles in the Australian and International film industry.

    WOW offers emerging and established women filmmakers the opportunity to screen short works & feature films, thus giving a perspective of "seeing the world through the eyes of women".


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  • Manchester Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animations
    • Music Videos
    • British Independent Feature
    • Short Films
    • International Feature
    • Student Films
    • Experimental Films
    • Documentaries

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The founders’ objective is to provide a platform to represent independent films in an organic and true form. The organisations quest is to champion great story telling that translates brilliantly onto screen. Up-and-coming writers, directors and producers, along with established industry professionals, and film lovers alike are all invited to celebrate independent cinema, which will make The Manchester Film Festival a hybrid event to discover new and exciting film-making talent from around the globe.


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  • SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • College Films
    • Feature Length Films
    • Short Films
    • High School Films
    • Films made in San Antonio
    • San Antonio - the City on the Rise!

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    THE SAN ANTONIO FIM FESTIVAL MISSION & OBJECTIVE

    SAFILM attracts film lovers, and our audiences include press, filmmakers, industry leaders and die-hard fans. The San Antonio Film Festival sets up an amazing, creative innovative environment for just a few days every year where opportunities for one-on-one networking abound, connections are forged and filmmakers have a slew of unique opportunities to share ideas and advance their careers. As an accessible and inclusive platform for cinema artists, the San Antonio Film Festival also brings together scores of new and original films from across the country and around the world to delight, elevate and edify cinema lovers as well.

    As a platform for filmmakers to express the full diversity of their cinematic voices, SAFILM provides aspiring and veteran filmmakers the opportunity to present their work in a competitive, energizing environment.

    Every year, we also highlight independent films and filmmakers from around the world that helps generate an even more inviting atmosphere for cultural exchange and continued creativity. We nurture, foster and develop filmmakers of all ages. Filmmakers of all ages from every corner of the globe participate every year.


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  • Fear No Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Mind Blowing Animated Short
    • Clever Narrative Short
    • Brilliant Experimental Short
    • Fear No Film KIDS!
    • Other, aka You've Just Gotta See It
    • Really, Really Cool International Music Videos
    • Inspiring Documentary Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Welcome to Fear No Film & Fear No Film KIDS 2015. Fear No Film, in essence, means fear no filmMAKER nor filmmaker vision. This is a unique festival that screens a wide variety of short films in context-rich, thematic screenings such as 2012's "The Tipping Points," 2011's "The Greek Muses: Comedy, Tragedy, Love, Dance, History, Astronomy, Lyrical, Spiritual, and Lyric Storytelling", 2010's "Sleepy, Sneezy, Dopey, Docs, Happy, Grumpy, Bashful (or Not),", and 2008's "Films that Lean to the Left, Lean to the Right, Stand Up, Sit Down, Fight! Fight! FIGHT!"

    The Utah Arts Festival is one of the largest, most culturally rich artistic showcases in the western United States. The works celebrated at the festival stretch well beyond the borders of Utah, exposing over 80,000 festival-goers to a diverse collection of contemporary yet traditional, challenging yet accessible, thought provoking yet fun range of works over four frenetic days every June.

    The Fear No Film Festival aims to celebrate a similar range of artistic excellence. Over 60 short films will be screened with non-cash awards awarded by a Grand Jury, the Utah Arts Festival, and by an audience vote.


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  • Melbourne International Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Short – Fiction
    • Short – Animation
    • Short – Documentary
    • Short – Experimental

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To present a celebratory event with an outstanding screening program of the best of new international cinema along with special retrospectives and tributes. To challenge and reveal discoveries in cinematic language, and provoke discussion and debate through a range of contextualised activities, including public panels, guest Q&As and In Conversation events and an international short film competition.

    To champion Australian cinema by showcasing local talent and offering targeted industry programs: an investment fund, a financing market and a development program for emerging directors.

    To screen works in optimum screening formats and be at the vanguard of new technology to engage the community with cinema.


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  • Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Outfest is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to "protect our past, showcase our present and nurture our future by fostering gender, sexuality and LGBTQ culture and its transformative social impact on the world."

    We build bridges among audiences, filmmakers and the entertainment industry through the exhibition of high-quality gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender themed films and videos, highlighted by an annual festival, that enlighten, educate and entertain the diverse communities of Southern California and beyond.

    As of 2012 Outfest has partnered with NewFest of New York City. Submissions for Outfest are automatically considered for NewFest, our partner New York City festival.


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  • Rural Route Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short
    • Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Rural Route Film Festival was created to highlight works that deal with unique people and places outside of the bustle of the city. Taking in a Rural Route program is like choosing the road less travelled, and learning something new about our constantly amazing world. Whether it be a fictional backpacking drama set in the Peruvian Andes, a personal/experimental work about life in a Kazakh village, or a documentary about an organic, Appalachian turnip farm, our mission is to screen work about rare people and cultures normally overlooked by the mainstream media. Our content consists of top quality, cutting edge contemporary and archival work from sources both local and far, far away.

    Since 2002, the Rural Route Film Festival has been centered in New York City, where both founders (originally from Iowa) met working in the film industry. Whether screening in New York, or on one of our many tour dates, our content is more relevant than ever, tackling some of the most important topics of the day within the slow food movement, global warming/environmental arena, and life sustainability symposium.


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  • LIIFE - Long Island International Film Expo
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Long Island Film
    • Short Film
    • Foreign Film
    • Script Writing Competition
    • Documentary
    • Feature Film
    • Animation
    • Trailer Competition
    • Music Video Competition
    • Student Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) is one of the larger regional film festivals in existence and is rated one of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the world by MovieMaker Magazine, and one of The Top 10 Hottest Summer Festivals in the United States by Audience Awards.

    Our mission is to showcase the best short and feature-length independent films of every genre from Long Island and around the world. We get your films seen.

    We also provide a film community where filmmakers, directors, producers, casting directors, actors and others from the film/tv/commercial industries can network.


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  • Southern Circuit - Tour of Independent Filmmakers
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary
    • Fiction
    • Animation
    • Experimental

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    As the nation's first regional tour of independent filmmakers, Southern Circuit provides filmmakers with the paid opportunity to participate in a multi-venue tour of the Southeastern United States, screen their films for new audiences, and engage audiences in discussions about the content and production of their films.

    Southern Circuit is a program of South Arts. South Arts, a regional arts organization, strengthens the South through advancing excellence in the arts, connecting the arts to key state and national policies, and nurtures a vibrant quality of life.





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  • Nantucket Film Festival & Screenplay Competitio...
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative (Feature)
    • Narrative (Short)
    • Documentary (Short)
    • Animation (Feature)
    • Animation (Short)
    • Documentary (Feature)
    • The Showtime Tony Cox Feature Screenplay Competition
    • The Showtime Tony Cox Short Screenplay Competition
    • The Showtime Tony Cox Hour Long TV Screenplay Competition
    • The Showtime Tony Cox Half Hour TV Screenplay Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Nantucket Film Festival promotes the cultural awareness and appreciation of the art of screenwriting and documentary storytelling in the world of cinema.


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  • Macon Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Animation
    • Music Video
    • Narrative - Feature
    • Narrative - Short
    • Documentary - Feature
    • Documentary - Short
    • Southern Documentary
    • Music Documentary
    • Student - Shorts
    • LGBT Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Surrounded by a rich musical and southern culture the Macon Film Festival celebrates independent films while promoting filmmaking for entertainment, inspiration education, and economic development.

    A true filmmaker focused event the festival works to introduce visiting filmmakers and guests to the Central Georgia community, and to promote film production throughout the region. The Macon Film Festival is open to filmmakers working in all media, genres, and themes.


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  • Brooklyn Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF), is an international, competitive film festival. BFF's mission is to provide a public forum in Brooklyn in order to advance public interest in films and the independent production of films. We also seek to draw worldwide attention to Brooklyn as a center for cinema and to encourage all Brooklyn residents to access and experience the power of independent filmmaking. BFF, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization.


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