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  • Sydney Underground Film Festival
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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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  • Austin Short Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Foreign Film
    • Drama
    • Comedy
    • Animation
    • Documentary
    • Experimental
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Austin International Short Film Festival provides a showcase for the best short-form cinema and its creators in the world.

    We feel that short form cinema and its creators should have their own premier film festival in Austin deserving similar recognition given to the feature film and its creators. The heart of the festival will be our quality and scope of extraordinary film programming.

    In order to showcase the best short films and its filmmakers from around the world, we created the Austin International Short Film Festival


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  • Toronto International Film Festival
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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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  • Heartland Film Festival
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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.

    Films submitted to the Heartland Film Festival are judged on their overall artistic and technical quality. Additionally, each film must be engaging and entertaining, but do more than simply entertain. Selected films have a transformative power that enables them to impact audiences by shifting perspectives, educating, inspiring or challenging them.

    Heartland Film, through its mission to inspire filmmakers and audiences through the transformative power of film, has impacted filmmakers and moviegoers of all backgrounds for 24 years. The Heartland Film Festival serves as a gateway for great films and powerful stories told by an incredible range of filmmakers from our own backyard and across the globe. Heartland Film includes, respects and celebrates unique voices and perspectives in its programming, and welcomes all filmmakers and moviegoers regardless of their sexual orientation, race, religion or creed.


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  • HollyShorts Screenplay Contest
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Screenplay

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films and short screenplays from around the globe. The festival showcases the top short films produced 40 minutes or less and is looking for the best short screenplays 15 pages or less.


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  • Accolade Global Film Competition Awards
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Accolade Global Film Competition

    A prestigious & unique global film competition.

    Accolade honors and promotes the achievements of filmmakers who produce high quality films and new media with the expressed intention of helping filmmakers gain the credibility and publicity they justly deserve.

    About

    The Accolade, currently in its 11th year, is a top-tier prestigious global film competition that is unique in the industry. The Accolade gives talented directors, producers, actors and creative teams the positive exposure they deserve. It discovers and honors the achievements of filmmakers who produce high quality entertainment and new media. Attracting both powerhouse industry veterans as well as talented new filmmakers, the Accolade is a unique hybrid awards competition with seasonal deadlines; not a traditional film festival. Our talented award winners have gone on to win Oscars, Emmys & Tellys.

    MovieMaker Magazine named The Accolade as “One of the top 25 festivals worth the entry fee” they stated: "Past participants can't stop raving about the professional opportunities participation in this event has generated for their work."


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  • Metropolitan Film Festival of New York
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Short
    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Animation
    • Student Film
    • Script
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Metropolitan Film Festival takes pleasure on acknowledging independent filmmakers, and writers by providing them with an opportunity to be awarded for their work.


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  • United Nations Association Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary - Features
    • Documentary - Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Established eighteen years ago, UNAFF celebrates the power of films dealing with human rights, environmental themes, population, migration, women’s issues, refugee protection, homelessness, racism, health, universal education, war and peace. UNAFF offers a unique opportunity to view documentaries that are rarely screened, to become familiar with global problems, and to acquire a better understanding of the means to address these problems.


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  • Table Read My Screenplay
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Thriller
    • Animation/Fantasy
    • Comedy
    • Drama
    • Historical
    • Horror
    • Science Fiction
    • Action / Adventure
    • Pilots
    • Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    EXCITING NEWS:
    THE FAST & THE FURIOUS Producers Option TRMS Winning Script as a direct result of contest win!

    TRMS London Grand Prize Winning script THE WHEELMAN by Derek Asaff was optioned by Original Film (22 Jump Street, Furious 7, Goosebumps) and Executive Producers Tania Landau and Neil H Moritz. The script is currently in development and Derek has been hired to do a rewrite.

    Derek's win with TRMS led him to a manager which led him to this success story. And we're proud say we had a part in it and will continue to be involved in his journey!

    So what do you get from entering TRMS?

    PROFESSIONAL ACTORS WILL PERFORM YOUR SCREENPLAY
    Plus you'll spend four days in Hollywood, California and take your first big step towards breaking in!

    While you're in Hollywood,
    Observe an established director working with actors on your script, and enjoy networking events near the historic Sunset Strip!

    HOW TRMS CHANGES YOUR CAREER
    Table Read My Screenplay (TRMS) was developed to allow you, the screenwriter, the opportunity to both improve your work and advance your career. Most writers never get the chance to have a table read of their screenplays, let alone have it done by professional actors.

    And we don't stop there. Our goal is to get you signed by an agent or manager or help you sell your work. We'll take you under our wing and guide your career. We're looking for talent we can develop, just after we have some fun doing a table read for you in Hollywood!


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  • Reeling 2015: The 33rd Chicago LGBT International F...
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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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  • SeriesFest
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Half-hour Comedy Script Competition
    • Comedy
    • Drama
    • Limited Series
    • Animated
    • Made for TV Movie
    • Unscripted

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    SeriesFest is an international celebration dedicated to showcasing the best new pilots from established and emerging content creators. At a time when entertainment is evolving across multiple platforms, there are even more opportunities to present a diverse range of programming and talent. As trailblazers in independent content development, we aim to create a global market place for episodic storytelling.


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  • St. John's International Women's Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    As it enters its second quarter-century, the mission of the SJIWFF is to:
    - Increase the exposure of films written and/or directed by women
    - Facilitate interaction between women filmmakers and their audiences;
    - Support and encourage women involved in all facets of film production;
    - Showcase the work of Newfoundland and Labrador's filmmakers to the Canadian and International film industry.

    Building upon its growing reputation as a coordinator of lively, robust, intimate, efficiently run and widely enjoyable film events, the SJIWFF:
    - Creates and executes professional development opportunities;
    - Acts as marketplace for its local industry, providing filmmakers with many points of access to the national and international film industry;
    - Reaches out to rural communities via its annual short film tour;
    - Offers youth programs to cultivate the next generation of filmmakers;
    - Contributes a passionate voice to the arts and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador.


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  • Landlocked Film Festival
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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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  • California International Shorts Festival (Summer)
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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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  • Cambridge Film Festival
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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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  • Script Pipeline Screenwriting & TV Writing Comp...
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Screenplay
    • TV Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To discover feature and TV writers worldwide who have demonstrated an exceptional understanding of concept and storytelling.


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  • Dragon Con Independent Short Film Festival
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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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  • Literally Short Film Awards
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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. Our mission is 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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  • Williamsburg International Film Festival
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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, networking opportunities, after-parties and more.


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  • DOCUTAH - Southern Utah International Documentary F...
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Mini Documentary
    • Short Documentary
    • Features Documentary
    • High School Student Documentary
    • College/University Student Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of DOCUTAH is to inspire a global connection through documentary films and intellectual discussion. In doing so it will enhance the educational opportunities for students and citizens of the Southern Utah community and beyond.


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  • Breckenridge Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    VISION OF THE BRECK FILM FEST:
    To Inspire, Educate and Entertain the Community and its Visitors through the Art of Film-Making.

    MISSION OF THE BRECK FILM FEST:
    To guide a year-round comprehensive celebration of independent film for the community, visitors and filmmakers by presenting diverse film experiences in an authentic mountain environment.


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  • NBCUniversal Short Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Comedy Shorts
    • Sci-Fi Shorts
    • Drama Shorts
    • Horror Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The NBCUniversal Short Film Festival is a unique bi-coastal showcase of independent short films and narrative content with a writer, director, cast or theme of a diverse voice, including backgrounds of ethnicity, culture, members of the LGBTQ community or artists with disabilities.

    NBCUniversal is producing this festival to discover talented individuals in front of and behind the camera for future development.


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  • The Boston Jewish Film Festival - Short Film Compet...
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Boston Jewish Film Festival presents the best contemporary films from around the world on Jewish themes at its annual Festival and throughout the year. Through features, shorts, documentaries, and conversations with visiting artists, the Festival explores Jewish identity, the current Jewish experience, and the richness of Jewish culture in relation to a diverse modern world.


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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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  • Brainwash Movie Festival
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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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  • Snake Alley Festival of Film
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Iowa made shorts
    • Dramatic shorts
    • Comedy shorts
    • Documentary shorts
    • Horror shorts
    • Animation shorts
    • Student shorts
    • Music videos
    • Action shorts
    • Sci-fi / Fantasy shorts
    • Short screenplay
    • Foreign Shorts
    • Dramedy Shorts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Dedicated to showcasing the best shorts from around the world, with an emphasis on story.


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  • Benicia Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Fiction
    • Short Fiction
    • Documentary
    • Animation
    • Children's

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Benicia Film Festival is to expand the arts and culture offerings of the city. We hope to make this happen by providing an opportunity for individuals and organizations to come together and celebrate independent films, filmmakers and other local artists. The Benicia Film Festival is designed to include and acknowledge the creative contributions of youth as well as adults while benefiting the community educationally, socially, and economically.


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  • Birmingham SHOUT: Gay + Lesbian Film Festival
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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.

    In 2015 SHOUT received support from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


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  • COMMFFEST (Global) Community Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    COMMFFEST Global community film festival celebrates it’s 10th birthday adding to it’s mix International art/theatre and world music . It is cradled in historical Old Town Toronto, a unique cultural cluster of communities comprised of St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood, Corktown, The Distillery District, where memorable films like Robcob; Cinderella Man, Chicago, X-Men, The Hurricane, and Against the Ropes were created.

    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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  • Edmonton International Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • NARRATIVE FEATURE (40-minutes and over)
    • DOCUMENTARY FEATURE (40-minutes and over)
    • DOCUMENTARY SHORT (under 40-minutes)
    • NARRATIVE SHORT (under 40-minutes)
    • ALBERTA Filmmakers (all lengths)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The 29th 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. This festival is about FILMS and the people who MAKE them!

    NEW! THIS YEAR...

    SNOW, MAN (all lengths): Snow. The white, fluffy stuff that falls from the sky. It builds character. And is the reason our first sentence after "How are you?" is "Cold enough for ya?". We KNOW snow in Canada and want to see how filmmakers from other, wintery countries embrace it -- or not! Show us your SNOW, MAN.

    FOOD FiILMS (all lengths): For this NEW! category, we're hungry for films -- dramatic and documentary -- that feature food. Creating it, growing it, playing with it... tantalize us!

    DANCE ON FILM (short films): In partnership with Edmonton's MILE ZERO DANCE, we are looking for stories that lift us out of our seats and remind us of the power in dance!


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  • Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival
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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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  • Woods Hole Film Festival
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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 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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  • Women's Independent Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Girls Make Movies
    • Narrative Short Film
    • Documentary
    • Narrative Feature Film
    • Animation
    • Music Videos
    • Experimental Cinema
    • Student Made Films
    • Scripts
    • Feminism On Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To celebrate and give voice to the unique perspectives offered by women in cinema from every part of the world.


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  • Port Townsend Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The mission of the Port Townsend Film Festival (PTFF) connecting audiences and filmmakers 12 months a year. We bring filmmakers and film lovers together in a community celebration of the best cinema obtainable. It's held over a three day period in late September each year. By providing a platform for independent voices, both contemporary and classic, PTFF engages filmmakers and audiences in a dialogue that brings people together in cultural exploration and understanding.


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  • Isle of Wight Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Human Rights Short
    • Environmental Shorts
    • Isle of Wight
    • Short Drama
    • Feature Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Isle of Wight Film Festival strives to showcase films not available to mainstream audiences. Human Rights, the Environment, Youth and Comedy are the genres of films we are looking to find and the one thing they all have in common is that the films have to have a heart.

    The festival is set by the sea on the Isle of Wight as part of Ventnor Fringe Festival and is an international competitive festival.



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  • Waterfront Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Documentary
    • Short Subject
    • Michigan Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Waterfront Film Festival is a non-competitive Festival CELEBRATING and ENTERTAINING the Independent Filmmaker. Rated in the "Top Fifty Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" by Movie Maker Magazine, "Top Five Film Festivals" by SAG INDIE, "Top Ten Vacation Festivals" by Chris Gore, author of The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide, and called "The Sundance of the Midwest" by the Chicago Sun Times, the Waterfront Film Festival offers a unique and festive artists' retreat for fostering an exchange of ideas, discovering films, and having a FANTASTIC time on the shores of Lake Michigan. The Waterfront Film Festival is, according to one Festival Filmmaker guest, "quite possibly the most hospitable festival in the United States."


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  • Long Beach Indie International Film Festival (Los A...
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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 mission of the Long Beach Indie International Film Festival is to celebrate global diversity in film, television, and digital media.


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  • Maine International Film Festival
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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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  • Temecula Independent Film Festival of the Hollywood...
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Youth Short
    • Student Short
    • Student Feature
    • Comedy Short
    • Comedy Feature
    • Action Short
    • Action Feature
    • Animation Short
    • Animation Feature
    • Thriller Short
    • Drama Short
    • Drama Feature
    • Science Fiction Short
    • Science Fiction Feature
    • Fantasy Short
    • Fantasy Feature
    • Grape Dance
    • Thriller Feature
    • Mixed Media Short
    • Mixed Media Feature
    • Horror Short
    • Horror Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Temecula Independent Film Festival of the Hollywood and Los Angeles California Wine Country is dedicated to fostering and recognizing Independent Filmmakers. We understand the special challenges of low and no-budget filmmaking and seek to recognize and support the artists of independent film.

    By submitting your film to our festival you will automatically get an IMDB.com publicity page to promote your movie!


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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