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Screenwriting competitions, and fests with dedicated script categories.

  • Catalina Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Advanced Student Films (Worldwide)
    • U.S. Short Films
    • Conservation Film Series (Worldwide)
    • Documentary Films (Worldwide)
    • Animation Films (Worldwide)
    • High School Student Films (Worldwide)
    • Script Contest (Worldwide)
    • U.S. Narrative Feature Films
    • Wes Craven's Horror Film Award (Worldwide)
    • International Narritve Feature Films
    • International Short Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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

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

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


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  • OREGON Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/31/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Student FIlm Submissions - Feature & Short FIlms
    • Oregon Resident Submissions - Feature & Short Films
    • Feature Film - Animated
    • Feature Film - Narrative Film (all categories)
    • Feature Film - Documentary Film (all categories)
    • SHORT Film - Narrative Film (all categories)
    • Feature Film - Documentary Film (Biographical Competition)
    • Feature Film - Documentary Film (Environmental Competition)
    • Feature Film - Documentary Film (Historical Competition)
    • Feature Film - Documentary Film (Social Issues Competition)
    • Feature Film - Horror
    • SHORT Film - Music Video Competition
    • SHORT Film - Animated Films
    • SHORT Film - Comedy Films
    • SHORT Film - Horror Films
    • SHORT Film - Experimental & Visual Art Filims
    • SHORT Film - Documentary Film (all categories)
    • SHORT Film - Documentary Film (Historical)
    • SHORT Film - Documentary Film (Social Issues)
    • SHORT Film - Documentary Film (Biographical)
    • SHORT Film - Documentary Film (Environmental)
    • Feature Film - Comedy
    • SHORT Film - Web Content Competition
    • Northwest Audience Award Competition
    • Teleplay Competition (60 pages or less)
    • Screenplay Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    OREGON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL is dedicated to discovering the best new filmmaking while promoting the majestic state of Oregon as a travel destination for film lovers.


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  • The Broad Humor Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/29/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • 10th Anniversary Artisan Awards
    • Screenplay
    • Short
    • Short Screenplay
    • Feature Film
    • Student Film
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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

    WOMEN WRITE. WOMEN DIRECT. EVERYBODY LAUGHS.


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  • 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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  • International Filmmaker Festival of World CinemaNext Deadline: 05/30/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short
    • Documentary (Short)
    • Feature
    • Documentary (Feature)
    • Animation (Feature)
    • Animation (Short)
    • Foreign Language (Short)
    • Music (Short)
    • Music (Feature)
    • Foreign Language (Feature)
    • Feature Script
    • Short Script
    • Best Television series Drama
    • Best Television Comedy Series
    • Best Television Mini Series
    • Best Television Documentary
    • Best Television drama not of the English Language

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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  • Moondance International Film Festival Next Deadline: 05/30/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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  • New York City Independent Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    We are proud to present the 6th Annual New York City Independent Film Festival. This year's festival will run from October 12 to October 18, 2015. The festival will strive to promote an open and nurturing environment for artists, writers, actors, film-makers and fans, and will focus on offering great networking opportunities for its participants.

    Thanks to each year's success, New York City Independent Film Festival is growing. We will be screening more films and offering more panels, classes, seminars and discussion groups. As well as more opportunities for the filmmakers, fans and to mingle and network.

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


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  • The Indie Gathering
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our mission is to encourage film makers though a competitive showcase independent features, documentaries, shorts, music videos and trailers. Filmmakers participate in their screenings and after the films speak with audience members who seek a closer look into the creative process.


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  • Harlem International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/31/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Celebrating the art of film in the home of the Harlem Renaissance, the 10th Annual Harlem International Film Festival (Hi X) inspires and entertains by honoring films that offer honest, exciting and thought-provoking portrayals of our world.

    Hi actively seeks and exhibits fresh and dynamic work from New York to Seoul and Amsterdam to Capetown.

    Since the inaugural in 2005, the festival has showcased over 600 of the worlds finest films from scores of countries, including: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Lebanon, Mexico, Mozambique, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Panama, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, India, The Philippines, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom and the USA , bestowing a total of over 300 awards including the illustrious Mira Nair Award for Rising Female Filmmaker.

    Hi is committed to exemplifying the eminence that Harlem represents during this five-day extravaganza consisting of film screenings in state-of-the-art facilities, celebrity-attended awards ceremonies, social-networking events and Harlem’s unsurpassed fashion, music, cuisine and nightlife.

    Welcome to Harlem!





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  • 1st TV Script Writing Competition: Presented by Fil...Next Deadline: 05/31/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • 1/2 HOUR, new or exsiting show
    • 1 HOUR new or exisiting show
    • OTHER

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Championing Emerging Artists. 1st TV Script Writing Competition is presented by FilmMakers.com .


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  • Oaxaca FilmFestNext Deadline: 05/31/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Oaxaca FilmFest Experience

    Our Mission:

    We are passionately committed to providing audiences around The Globe with an excellent entertainment experience simply by introducing them to Great Film.

    Nuestra Misión :

    Nuestro compromiso: ofrecer a los públicos alrededor del Planeta una experiencia única de entretenimiento presentándoles grandes películas.



    Our Core Values:

    Daring-We challenge the norm.

    Driven-We are Results oriented.

    Evolving -We embrace change and grow with it.

    Imaginative-We inspire.

    Integrity-We stop and think before we act.

    Perseverance-We operate with the understanding there is always a solution.


    Nuestros Valores Esenciales :


    Atrevimiento : Definimos nuevas normas.

    Orientación : Siempre buscamos conseguir resultados.

    Transformación : Abrazamos el cambio y crecemos con él.

    Imaginación: Inspiramos.

    Integridad : Pensamos antes de actuar.

    Perseverancia : Actuamos bajo el lema que siempre existe una solución.


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  • FlipsideTV Film Festival & Film MarketNext Deadline: 05/31/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film (All)
    • Feature Film (All)
    • Screenplay Feature Length
    • Screenplay - Guaranteed Film Market
    • Feature - Guaranteed Film Market
    • Feature - Film Market Spotlight

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Buy. Sell. Deal. Market the World at the FlipsideTV Film Festival and Film Market. If you are ready for distribution, then we are ready for you.

    Features. Shorts. Series and Screenplays. Anything! We take your project beyond the festival.

    This unique online film festival and film market will market finalists to thousands of buyers, distributors and producers.

    The FlipsideTV Film Festival maintains the sole intention of giving independent producers, screenplay writers, and directors a means to get in front of buyers, distributors, agents, financiers & industry pros, as well as a film watching audience.

    This is an ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL AND FILM MARKET that runs twice yearly. Movies play to a large subscriber base and are also exposed to potential acquisition and distribution agents.

    Finalists are marketed to thousands of buyers, distributors, licensors, and producers who attend major events like AFM and Cannes.

    Since movies play to a "subscriber base," the festival plays more like a traditional film festival and movies are not available on the open web.

    All official selections play to this audience for a one-month period and finalists are offered distribution and winners may get additional awards including theatrical exhibition to get the projects out there!


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  • Burbank International Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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


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  • Las Vegas Lift-Off Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/15/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Look beyond the gloss. Put talent before technology.

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

    As part of the Lift-Off International Film Festivals based in London, the cultural exchange between the UK and the USA: Las Vegas Lift-Off Takes place in June 2015 at the Palms Casino Resort.

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


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  • Sidewalk Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Short
    • Teen Filmmaker
    • Family Film Festival
    • Animated Short
    • Documentary Short
    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Sidewrite Short Screenplay Competition
    • Music Video
    • Episodic Content

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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


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  • Miami International Science Fiction Film FestivalNext Deadline: 05/31/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Supernatural/Suspense
    • Screenplay
    • Music Video
    • Web Series
    • Comedy
    • Sci-Fi Short Film
    • Feature Film
    • Made in Florida
    • Anime/Animation Short
    • Fantasy
    • Horror/Thriller
    • Scientific MicroDoc
    • Student Short Film
    • Anime/Animation Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The intent of MiSciFi is to showcase the best in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Comedy, and other imaginatively-themed films from around the world. This celebration is set in the trendy and progressively global megalopolis of Miami Florida. Our creative and inspirational environment is ideal to explore films that ponder the infinite possibilities our multiverse holds.


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  • Shore ScriptsNext Deadline: 05/31/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Screenplays
    • Short Screenplays

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition 2015.

    Discovering new screenwriting talent from around the world.

    DATES FOR BOTH FEATURE & SHORT COMPETITION.

    OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS: 1st MARCH 2015
    EARLY DEADLINE: 1st MARCH – 31st MAY 2015
    REGULAR DEADLINE: 1st JUNE – 31st JULY 2015
    LATE DEADLINE: 1st AUGUST – 31st AUGUST 2015

    QUARTER FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: 25th OCTOBER 2015
    SEMI FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: 5th NOVEMBER 2015
    WINNERS ANNOUNCED: 10th NOVEMBER 2015
    ORDER OF OUR WINNERS ANNOUNCED: 25th NOVEMBER 2015


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  • Marfa Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Experimental Short
    • Narrative Short
    • Animated Feature
    • Narrative Feature
    • Animated Short
    • Trailers / Teasers
    • Experimental Feature
    • Documentary Feature
    • Sci-Fi / Fantasy Feature
    • Sci-Fi / Fantasy Short
    • Horror feature
    • Horror short
    • Documentary Short
    • Screenplays
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our festival proposes a breezy counterpoint to the chaotic and competitive environments often found on the film festival circuit.

    Since 2007 the Marfa Film Festival has attracted talented filmmakers, international press, industry professionals, and attendees from around the world. The vast, remote landscape surrounding Marfa has witnessed a fascinating history of art and film which continues to unfold.

    Festival attendees enjoy an intimate get-away immersed in the unique culture, spectacular scenery, and clear air of the Marfa plateau, invariably an unforgettably enchanting experience.


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  • FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival ...Next Deadline: 06/01/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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


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  • CREATIVE WORLD AWARDS SCREENWRITING COMPETITION
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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

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

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

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


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  • CineStory Foundation Retreats & FellowshipsNext Deadline: 06/01/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Screenplay
    • TV/Digital Retreat & Fellowship

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    CineStory is a U.S Non-Profit dedicated to nurturing emerging screenwriters through mentorship programs. Winners of our competition have gone on to pen films such as CAKE, IRON MAN, THE CHILDREN OF MEN, BALLAST, KING OF CALIFORNIA and 11:14.

    Our mentors are all committed industry professionals who work with alumni to raise the level of their craft and enhance the marketability of their projects. CineStory mentors include key creative personnel behind such films as COWBOYS AND ALIENS, IRON MAN, THE CHILDREN OF MEN, FRACTURE, MAD MONEY, THE DANGEROUS LIVES OF ALTAR BOYS, FIREWALL, FINDING NEVERLAND, BAND OF BROTHERS, THE PACIFIC, WIT, NINE LIVES, PETER PAN, EVENT HORIZON, FINAL DESTINATION and many others.


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  • Eerie Horror Film Festival & Screenplay Competi...Next Deadline: 06/01/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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

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

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


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  • Sunscreen Film Festival WestNext Deadline: 06/01/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Shorts
    • Documentary Shorts
    • Music Videos
    • Documentary Features
    • Animated Shorts
    • Experimental shorts
    • Hispanic/Latino/Spanish language Film Shorts
    • Hispanic/Latino/Spanish language Film Features
    • Web Series
    • Animated Feature
    • Narrative Feature
    • Feature Screenplay Submission (46-120 pages)
    • Feature Screenplay with coverage (46-120 pages)
    • Short Screenplay Submission (1-45 pages)
    • Short Screenplay Submission with coverage (1-45 pages)
    • Short Web Series Pilot Screenplay

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Sunscreen Film Festival is dedicated to educating and entertaining the public on the art of visual storytelling. By increasing the public's awareness and support of local filmmakers we are creating a cultural and economic asset to our community. We know that by facilitating and building a film festival we will provide storytellers a venue to effectively tell their stories in all formats; whether Feature, short, animated, scripted or unscripted and now web series. Great storytelling is the core of effective filmmaking, whether the intent is to motivate or simply to entertain an audience.


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  • International Film Festival of WalesNext Deadline: 06/01/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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

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

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


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  • California Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    "A venue for the true Independent Filmmaker"

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Children's section this year!

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

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


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

    The year 2014 Festival was a huge success, screening 50 from around the world.


    CAIFF Board of Directors
    Derek Zemrak (Founder and President) ; Leonard Pirkle (Executive Director) Joanne Foy (Vice President) ; Steve Hitchcock ( Treasurer); Robert Hill (Secretary)

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

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

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


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  • Urban Mediamakers Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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


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  • The Los Angeles Spotlight Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/23/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our Mission is to honor and showcase the best new indie filmmakers from around the world and spotlight the true independent artists.


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  • Los Angeles Arthouse Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/02/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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


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  • Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood (Summer)Next Deadline: 06/03/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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


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  • Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay CompetitionNext Deadline: 06/05/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Thriller Feature Screenplay (80-130 pages)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    So you've written the next great thriller script? Our industry contacts at literary representation and production companies are lined up to read the winning screenplay and consider the top finalists' loglines.


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  • UK Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The UK Film Festival aims to champion great films but in particular is seeking work from those filmmakers who might not yet have had the chance for a prestigious public screening of their work.

    Screening in the heart of London, we celebrate the cultural diversity of films made in the UK and welcome films from all over the World.

    As a member of Universal Films and Festivals Organisation we ensure a fair selection and judging process.


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  • Slamdance Screenplay CompetitionNext Deadline: 06/09/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Screenplays
    • Short Screenplays
    • Horror Screenplays
    • Original Teleplays

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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

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

    • Short
    • Original Teleplay
    • Feature
    • Horror

    We look forward to reading your work!


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  • Action On Film International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/01/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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

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


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  • San Pedro International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/03/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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

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


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  • California Women's Film Festival (Summer)Next Deadline: 06/10/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The California Women’s Film Festival is deeply honored to celebrate women filmmakers, artists and writers by providing a showcase and networking forum in the heart of Hollywood.


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  • Las Vegas Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/11/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Films
    • Documentary Films
    • Short Films
    • Local Cinema (Nevada Films)
    • Student Films
    • Animation Films
    • Wildcards (Experimental films)
    • Screenplay Competition
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Las Vegas Film Festival is a celebration of cultural discovery through the art of visual storytelling. A festival motivated by cinema culture, community and connecting industry professionals with independent filmmakers from all around the world. Our goal each year is to inspire festival attendees and offering a creative outlet to passionate independent storytellers in the energetic theaters in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada.


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  • LA COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL and SCREENPLAY COMPETITIONNext Deadline: 06/12/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • SHORT SHORTS
    • SHORTS
    • FEATURE
    • SKETCH COMEDY
    • TV PILOT
    • WEB SERIES
    • ANIMATION
    • MUSIC VIDEO
    • FEATURE SCREENPLAY
    • SHORT SCREENPLAY
    • TV PILOT SCRIPT

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    LA COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL provides a showcase for the best SHORTS, FEATURES, TV PILOTS, WEB SERIES, FILMED SKETCH COMEDY and ANIMATION. Additionally, our SCREENPLAY COMPETITION awards the best FEATURE, SHORTS and TV PILOTS. Our dual emphasis is on “discovering” great comedic talent with the purpose of promoting it to both the entertainment industry and the LA public, as well as, showcasing the works of seasoned professionals and well-known stars.


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  • Alliance of Women Filmmakers Script Competition Next Deadline: 06/13/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Script Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Alliance of Women Filmmakers' scriptwriting competition was established to help advance the careers of women writers who create unique and powerful roles for women.


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  • Northeast Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/15/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Screenplay (Unproduced)
    • Narrative Feature Films
    • Narrative Short Films
    • Documentary Films
    • Student Films
    • Short Screenplay (Unproduced)
    • 1 Minute Film Challenge
    • Music Video

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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


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  • RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALNext Deadline: 06/15/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • WEB SERIES
    • DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM: 41 min or more
    • NARRATIVE SHORT FILM: 40 min or less
    • NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM: 41 min or more
    • ANIMATED SHORT FILM: 40 min or less
    • FEATURE SCREENPLAY: 41 pages or more
    • SHORT SCREENPLAY: 40 pages or less
    • DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM: 40 min or less
    • EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM: 40 min or less
    • MUSIC VIDEO

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF) has become one of the largest international competitive festivals in the Mid-Atlantic. RIFF brings more than 120 film screenings, industry panels, Q&As, live musical performances, industry and community mixers, the red carpets, and more, all of which bring the spirit of Hollywood to beautiful Richmond, Virginia at the Bowtie Movieland/Criterion, the Virginia Historical Society, and the historic Byrd Theatre. In 2011, USA Today called the 1,300-seat theatre, "One of the top 10 places to still see a movie in splendor in the United States."


    A competitive and spirited festival designed to honor true film artists; RIFF welcomes produced films and screenplays of all genres and niches (features & shorts). New as of last year, RIFF also accepts music videos and now web series.

    With the aim of promoting established filmmakers and discovering up-and-coming talent, the festival works to promote its participating filmmakers and writers through various media outlets and production partners.

    Additionally, RIFF has an additional platform that highlights unique projects that focus on using film as a powerful art form for creating awareness and social change. The festival is also one of the few that offers annual production opportunities through their separate production award and parent production partner, The Moving Image Xchange LLC (The MIX). RIFF is an exciting collaborative platform for writers and filmmakers as it brings talent together and helps launch careers.


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  • New Hampshire Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/15/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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


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  • Mile High Horror Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/15/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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

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

    To celebrate the 6th year of this annual festival, we will be launching four days of panels, events, parties, celebrities, fun, and the very best genre films on the planet!

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

    Our attendance has more than doubled each year of our existence and we believe that 2015 will once again break records.

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

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


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  • International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts (Shor...Next Deadline: 06/15/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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


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  • La Femme International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/14/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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

    OBJECTIVES:

    The main objectives of the festival are:

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

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

    > To profile films celebrating entertainment "by women for everyone" in October yearly.

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

    > To create opportunities for feature film and TV production for women in live action and animation world wide.


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  • LA THRILLER FILM FESTIVALNext Deadline: 06/16/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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


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  • Columbia Gorge International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/17/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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


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  • NOLA Horror Film FestNext Deadline: 06/20/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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


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  • New York Screenplay ContestNext Deadline: 06/20/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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


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  • Chicago Horror Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/26/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • Unproduced Screenplay

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Chicago Horror Film Festival has become a Chicago institution. With a past that started with the historic 3 Penny Cinema and a future continuing to grow with moving on to new and better venues. What has once started with a simple one day festival to showcase Short Independent Horror films has now become a festival for both feature and short horror films and to be known for seeing many of it’s featured films picked up for distribution.

    NEW UPDATE
    For the 2015 we are going ALL DIGITAL! We are only accepting submissions via online screener (here on withoutabox.com) and exhibition films will need to be in MOV, MPEG or AVI formats if selected. We are NOT accepting DVD/BluRay/Hardcopy submissions any longer.

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE
    The Chicago Horror Film Festival is an independent film festival and mixed media event.

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


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  • Massachusetts Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/27/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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


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  • West Field Screenwriting AwardsNext Deadline: 06/30/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • HerStory - Women Screenwriters
    • Television Pilot or Series
    • Feature Screenplay
    • Short Screenplay
    • Western
    • Comedy
    • War

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The West Field Screenwriting Awards are for writer's and their work. Based solely on the merit of the script and not necessarily the experience of the writer. Awarding excellence in the field of screenwriting, the WFSA is judged by screenwriters for screenwriters, as there is no better or truthful recognition than that of your peers. The West Field Screenwriting Awards are a unique experience for any writer, whether its your first script, your hundredth or even your life's work. WFSA is here to recognize those works that are elevated above the rest based solely on its content and creative merits.


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  • FANTASTIC PLANET: Sydney Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film ...Next Deadline: 06/30/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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

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


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  • 14th Annual FilmMakers International Screenwriting ...Next Deadline: 06/30/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Comedy
    • OTHER: Action/Adventure; Thriller/Horror/Supernatural; Sci-Fi; Animation/Fantasy; Mystery/Suspense
    • Drama

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To make Hollywood more accessible than ever before to more aspiring screenwriters Filmmakers.com is forming strategic alliances with the powers that be.


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  • World Series of ScreenwritingNext Deadline: 06/30/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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


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  • Beaufort International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/30/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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


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  • A Night of Horror International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/30/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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

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


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  • San Francisco Global Movie Fest
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Music Video Competition
    • Narrative Short
    • Narrative Feature
    • Documentary
    • Bay Area Film Initiative
    • Feature Screenplay Competition
    • Short Screenplay Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    San Francisco Global Movie Fest (SFGMF) will celebrate its 23rd anniversary by introducing diverse independent films from around the globe to distributors and audience in San Francisco Bay Area. Scheduled to take place from 07 August - 16 August, 2015 in San Jose California, the Festival will screen an international slate of over 300 films. The festival promotes healthy competition and the selected films will compete for a series of Jury Honors and Audience Awards.


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  • Atlantic City CinefestNext Deadline: 06/01/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film: all genres: adventure, romance, thriller, horror, crime, etc...
    • Short Film (60 minutes or less): all genres: adventure, romance, thriller, horror, crime, etc...
    • Feature Screenplay, 80-130 pages, general subject
    • Short Screenplay, 10-45 pages, general subject
    • One Minute Film Festival
    • Fan Film: features, shorts, or episodes
    • African-American Productions: features, shorts, or episodes
    • Documentaries
    • Comedies, Satires, & Dramadies: features, shorts, or episodes
    • Dramatic Productions: features, shorts, or episodes
    • Webcast
    • Movies for Seniors

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Mission of Atlantic City Cinefest is to present a cultural event for residents of and visitors to the communities of Margate, Ventnor and Longport, Atlantic City, Ocean City and beyond.

    The festival, operated by Downbeach Film Festival, promotes new films, both of a general theme and a specific theme chosen each year. The event will also create a forum to exhibit such new films, and honor the art form of moviemaking in panel discussions, honoring filmmakers, screenwriters and actors.


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  • SENE Film FestivalNext Deadline: 06/30/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Animated Short
    • Documentary (feature and short)
    • LGBT
    • Screenplay
    • Sci-Fi/Horror
    • Comedy Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The SENE FILM, MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL is dedicated to giving life to independent cinema, music & art. SENE seeks to involve audiences in a full range of cultural opportunities, combining film, music and art into events designed to cross‐promote the works of filmmakers, musicians and artists to new audiences.


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  • Twin Rivers Media FestivalNext Deadline: 06/30/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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


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  • The 11th American Gem Short Script Contest & Li...Next Deadline: 06/30/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Script

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    To promote and support new talent by creating real and original opportunities.


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  • Denver Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/01/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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

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


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  • Shriekfest, the Los Angeles Horror/SciFi Film Festi...Next Deadline: 07/01/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Screenplay
    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • Short Screenplay
    • Super Short Film, Webisodes, Trailers
    • Demo Reel (any genre)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Shriekfest is a festival dedicated to getting horror/thriller/scifi/fantasy filmmakers and screenwriters the recognition they deserve.The festival is held in Los Angeles at Raleigh Studios!
    What makes our festival unique is that we care about the filmmakers and screenwriters.
    We go out of our way to help filmmakers get distribution referrals, etc.
    90% of features that have screened Shriekfest get distribution!
    Screenwriters have sold their scripts and gotten agents and managers.


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  • Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/01/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • International Medium Length Family Film
    • International Feature Length Family Film
    • Medium Length Family Film
    • Feature Length Family Film
    • Web Based Series
    • International Web Based Series
    • International Comedy Short Film
    • International Comedy Medium Length Film
    • International Comedy Feature Length Film
    • Comedy Short Film
    • Comedy Medium Length Film
    • Comedy Feature Length Film
    • Micro Short
    • International Micro Short
    • Music Video
    • International Music Video
    • Western New York Feature
    • Western New York Medium Length
    • International Medium Length Film
    • International Short Film
    • Medium Length Film
    • Short Film
    • International Feature Film
    • Unproduced Feature Film Screenplay
    • Western New York Short
    • Western New York Micro Short
    • Western New York Music Video
    • Feature Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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


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  • BACK IN THE BOX COMPETITIONNext Deadline: 07/02/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Film - Feature - Awards
    • Film - Short - Awards
    • Screenplay - Feature - Awards
    • Screenplay - Short, Teleplay, Series - Awards
    • Film - Animation - Awards

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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

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

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


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  • The Indie Horror Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/04/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Feature Film
    • Unproduced Script

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Indie Horror Film Festival is an independent film festival.

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


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  • HOLLYWOOD REEL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVALNext Deadline: 06/08/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    THE HOLLYWOOD REEL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (HRIFF)
    showcases the best in new cinema discoveries alongside classic film premieres; hosting events to create opportunities for distribution, media attention, and Hollywood screenings for films by independent creators who operate outside the studio system.

    Growing to prominence at Quentin Tarantino's New Beverly Cinema, HRIFF is proud to be hosted by LA LIVE / Staples Center, the biggest film festival screening and event venue in Los Angeles (the Times Square of L.A.), and cinemas across Hollywood, California USA.


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  • Web Series Festival Global Next Deadline: 07/05/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Web Series
    • Web Series Scripts

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Celebrating Great Content


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  • Omaha Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/05/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Feature Length Screenplay Competition
    • Short Length Screenplay Competition
    • Narrative Feature Film
    • Documentary
    • Nebraska Short Film
    • Animated Short Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    ESTABLISHED IN 2005, the Omaha Film Festival (OFF) began as a way for the Omaha community to experience the artistry of independent filmmaking through the exhibition of new films by aspiring artists that are otherwise unavailable for viewing in the area. The Festival showcases over 90 films during its annual event, selected from an average of over 700 annual entries that come in from around the world, offering a wide variety of independent cinema choices that includes regional and world premier films as well as advanced screenings of films that have already attracted wider distribution. Narrative features, documentaries, short films, and animated shorts are screened during the festival, with a special section for Nebraska-made films as well. The selected filmmakers are invited to attend the festival and are given the opportunity to discuss their films with the audience after each screening.


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  • Silent River Screenplay CompetitionNext Deadline: 07/07/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Screenplay (Narrative Feature) Over 45 pages to 90 pages
    • Screenplay (Narrative Feature) Over 90 pages to 120 pages
    • Screenplay (Narrative Feature) Over 120 pages to 150 pages
    • Screenplay (Narrative Short) 1 page to 20 pages
    • Screenplay (Narrative Short) Over 20 page to 30 pages
    • Screenplay (Narrative Short) Over 30 page to 45 pages

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:


    Our mission is to discover, recognize and celebrate emerging screenwriters from all parts of the world, and promote great storytelling.


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  • Charleston International Film Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature
    • Screenplay Competition
    • Short Subject
    • Documentary

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Charleston International Film Festival (CIFF) was created to bring people together through the art and science of film. Through this unique art, which has the power to touch our emotions and provoke thought like no other, we intend to promote the exchange of ideas, a greater cross-cultural awareness and to inspire filmmakers from around the world.


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  • Toronto Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/10/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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


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  • Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay CompetitionNext Deadline: 07/13/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2015
    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • Featurette - 16-39 Minutes

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition was founded to encourage and support independent low and big budget, filmmakers, who work in the horror, science fiction, action, art house & suspense genres.

    After participating in Zed Fest Film Festival, many our filmmakers have been able to advance their careers develop their next projects. We take pride in the fact that we are able maintain relationships with participants, to encourage and help them develop and promote their future endeavors.

    Our Top prize PHIL TUCKER SPIRIT award (named after Indie Film Making Pioneer Director of Robot Monster 1953)

    We Award over $5000 in Cash and Generous Sponsorship prizes, Festival event passes and Distribution Connection assistance for Feature film makers.
    http://www.zedfest.org/enterzedfestnow.html

    Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition was founded to encourage and support independent filmmakers, low and big budget, who work in the horror, science fiction, action, art house & other interesting genres.


    ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL 2015

    FILM CATEGORY TOP PRIZES:
    PHIL TUCKER SPIRIT award winner!
    The Mary Pickford Award - This Award is to Highlight Women in The Film Arts. We call it the "The Pickford Award" In honor the Great Mary Pickford Silent Film Pioneer.

    Mary Pickford was a Canadian-American motion picture actress, co-founder of the film studio United Artists and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    The Golden Marquee Feature or Short Film Award
    Awarded each year to the feature film and short film that display exemplary technical proficiencies in filmmaking and storytelling.

    Other PRIZES to be Divided:
    $500 Discount at Revolution Cinema Rentals
    Movie Magic Screenwriter - Software
    Festival Event Passes
    FESTIVAL T shirts
    ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL 2015 CERTIFICATE

    JUST ADDED SPONSOR To our FILM WINNER CATEGORY.

    Quick Film Budget
    http://www.quickfilmbudget.com/Content/Home.aspx
    http://www.QuickFilmBudget.com is a film budgeting website that
    empowers filmmakers to create film budgets for their scripts instantly and inexpensively!

    Genres:
    Horror
    Science Fiction
    Action/Adventure
    Fantasy Supernatural
    Music Video
    Documentary

    Prizes ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL will be divided into the following categories:
    BEST DIRECTOR - FEATURE FILM
    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
    BEST ACTOR
    BEST ACTRESS
    BEST ACTOR Supporting Role
    BEST ACTRESS Supporting Role
    BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
    BEST FILM EDITING
    BEST COMEDY
    BEST DRAMA
    BEST HORROR FILM
    BEST MAKE UP
    BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM
    BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM DIRECTOR
    BEST SHORT FILM
    BEST DIRECTOR - SHORT FILM
    BEST ACTOR - SHORT FILM
    BEST - SHORT FILM
    BEST ANIMATED- SHORT FILM
    BEST DOCUMENTARY – SHORT FILM
    BEST STUDENT FILM
    BEST SCREENPLAY FULL LENGTH
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    ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2015

    Please send full screenplay to be considered for prizes to
    http://www.zedfest.org/index.html

    PRIZES
    FIRST PLACE $500.00
    SECOND PLACE $200.00

    -ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL CERTIFICATE
    -Bonus Top Prize winners Movie Magic Screenwriter software
    -Inktip Membership
    -Scripped - Membership
    -Script Pipeline - Membership
    -Virtual Pitchfest- Free Pitch
    -Logline & Contact Info on Zed Fest "Script's For Sale" web page.



    Please submit VIMEO, YOUTUBE or Drop Box link to be considered and email us the pdf of signed rules and release form on our website: http://www.zedfest.org/enterzedfestnow.html

    SCREENPLAY DEADLINES:


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    VISIT: WWW.ZEDFEST.ORG

    ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2015
    Please send full screenplay to be considered for prizes to
    http://www.zedfest.org/index.html

    PRIZES
    FIRST PLACE $500.00
    SECOND PLACE $200.00

    -ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL CERTIFICATE
    -Bonus Top Prize winners Movie Magic Screenwriter software
    -Inktip Listing
    -Scripped - Membership
    -Script Pipeline - Membership
    -Virtual Pitchfest- Free Pitch
    -Logline & Contact Info on Zed Fest "Script's For Sale" web page.

    SCREENPLAY DEADLINES:


    Please submit VIMEO, YOUTUBE or Drop Box link to be considered and email us the pdf of
    signed rules and release form on our website: http://www.zedfest.org/enterzedfestnow.html

    Zed Fest Film Festival judges include Screenwriters, Filmmakers, Industry Professionals. Some wish to remain anonymous.

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    Event Details:
    6th Annual Zed Fest Horror Film Festival 2015
    Burbank, CA VENUE CURRENTLY IN NEGOTIATIONS
    Thursday,Friday, Sat & Sun Nov. 5,6 ,7 & 8 2015 7:00 pm

    FREE VIP EVENT TICKETS For Official Selections Film Makers and Full Screenplay Contestants

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    Online Entries Checklist:

    Email us the following Items to zedfest@gmail.com

    Paypal Payment
    Video File Link
    (Vimeo, Youtube,Drop box, Etc.)

    Signed PDF Registration Form
    Vertical Jpg, or Png of Movie Poster


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  • The Golden Blasters: The National Irish Science Fic...Next Deadline: 07/15/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film Competition
    • Best Short Screenplay

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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

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


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  • Carmel International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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

    The Carmel International Film Festival presents six awards at the festival in October: Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short, Best Student film, Best Animation and Best Screen Writer.


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  • Sacramento International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/15/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • long form
    • short form
    • feature
    • Latino Fimmaker's showcase
    • Environmental Visions
    • Urban Films Showcase
    • Animated Film Showcase
    • Future Visionaries: Youth Showcase
    • Nor Cal All-Stars
    • American Screenplay Challenge (Comedy)
    • American Screenplay Challenge (Dramatic)
    • Amercan Screenplay Challenge (Short)
    • Cine Asia
    • New Media

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    As Northern California's Festival of Cinema art, The Sacramento Film Festival is a catalyst for greater appreciation of film as art, build the local film making community and work with Hollywood and independents alike to showcase Northern California as a dynamic place to shoot and screen movies.


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  • VIFF! - VEGAS INDIE FILM FEST!Next Deadline: 07/15/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • U.S. and INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS
    • U.S. and INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILMS and DOCUMENTARIES
    • NEVADA BASED SHORT FILMS
    • NEVADA BASED FEATURE FILMS and DOCUMENTARIES
    • SCRIPTS: FEATURE, SHORT, TV and WEBISODE SCRIPTS

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Known as .VIFF!™, the VEGAS INDIE FILM FEST! is dedicated to true independent film and filmmakers. Voted one of MovieMaker Magazine's top Festivals worth the entry fee, .VIFF! furthers the art, craft and business of storytelling by inspiring and championing the work of artists who use the language of film to share their visions. All category winning filmmakers will receive the coveted "GOLDEN BULB" which is certified to have lit the world famous 'Welcome to Las Vegas!" Sign - The same sign that has appeared in hundreds of movies and television programs.

    Watch our video and learn more at www.VIFF.net


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  • British Horror Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/27/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • Student Film
    • Screenplays

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Promoting British & International Horror Films!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Prepare to scream ... about films!


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  • SoCal Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/27/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Join us for our 11th year as we "celebrate the storytellers of tomorrow!" We market to industry pros and get movies reviewed and discussed in the media and on social media!

    The 11th year also marks the return of our SoCal Film Market Lounge where filmmakers and industry pros have a chance to meet up and make business happen!

    The SoCaL Film Festival has award winning movies and screenplays; industry speakers; professional workshops; Q&As with directors and actors; special guests; a distinguished panel of jury members and screeners; volunteer opportunities; and scores of film watching attendees.

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

    "As festivals go, think of it as the equivalent of a Robert Altman ensemble picture: plenty of stars getting equal treatment and no one towering as a headliner over the rest." Michael Miller, LA Times

    " Every year for a decade now, the festival has delivered music videos, short films, animation, features and documentaries. This event is the perfect combination of good people, good films ..." -Paul Booth, INFLUX Magazine

    "Time flies when you're watching a well-made film, and time has flown for a now 10-year-old Huntington Beach festival that specializes in indie flicks and the people who make them." -Matt Coker, OC Weekly

    "Throughout the years I really enjoyed the diverse and compelling films the SoCal Film Festival has programmed," Jason Kartalian, Filmmaker, Seahorses

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

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


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  • IRVINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALNext Deadline: 07/30/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Trailers
    • Short Young Adult K-12
    • Webisodes
    • Music Videos
    • Television Pilots
    • Feature Screenplays
    • Short Screenplays
    • Feature Narrative
    • Short Narrative
    • Feature Documentaries
    • Short Documentaries
    • Animation Short
    • College/University Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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

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


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  • INDIE FEST USA International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/31/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    We know how the economy is and how costly filmmaking can be so we've greatly reduced our submission fee from $50 to just $25 that's a 50% savings!

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

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

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

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


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  • South Carolina Underground Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/31/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Film
    • Feature Film
    • Short Screenplay
    • Feature Screenplay

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The South Carolina Underground Film Festival celebrates all genres of independent film in one festival. Taking place in beautiful Greenville, South Carolina, SCUFF is truly an international film festival as we are seeking films from all over the globe. The SCUFF will be two packed days of indie films where fans and filmmakers can meet and mingle and celebrate obscure and independent film. Taking place on November 14-15, 2015 at Park Circle Film Society in Charleston, SC.


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  • Illinois International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 07/31/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Documentary Films
    • Dramatic Films
    • Animated Films (Family & Mature)
    • Horror Films
    • Science Fiction Films
    • Family/Children's Films (Non-Animated)
    • Comedy Films
    • Experimental Films
    • Musical Films (Including Music Videos)
    • Feature Length Screenplay Competition
    • Student Films
    • Fan Films
    • Trailers

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Illinois International Film Festival celebrates the art and entertainment of film in all its forms. Through screenings and associated events, the festival aims to present a wide spectrum of filmmaking.

    The Illinois International Film Festival brings audiences and filmmakers together to better enjoy the art and fun of filmmaking. The Film Festival offers filmmakers the opportunity to exhibit their films to an enthusiastic and wide ranged audience.

    Film professionals and the interested public will have the opportunity to gain industry knowledge through interaction within a festival environment. The Illinois International Film Festival is about the film makers' opportunity to entertain and move their audience.


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  • Big Mini Media FestivalNext Deadline: 07/31/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Big MINI Media Festival was set up 15 years ago to showcase undiscovered talent using media that were not generally hitting the mainstream. After a decade, BMM is still doing that - giving an outlet to up-and-coming filmmakers from around the world to show off their talent. With a growing group of sponsor/partners, BMM looks to differentiate itself in its second decade.

    For the first time ever, our festival submissions are completely digital, accepting digital uploads.


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  • Evolution, Mallorca International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/01/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Feature Film - International
    • Short Film - International
    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Screenplay Feature
    • Animation/Experimental Short
    • Feature Film - Spanish
    • Short Film - Spanish
    • Films for Kids
    • Music Videos

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    MISSION STATEMENT
    Evolution, Mallorca International Film Festival (EMIFF) showcases innovative, provocative, socially relevant filmmaking while positioning Palma de Mallorca, Spain as a global destination for a creative community.
    WHAT IS EMIFF?
    EMIFF is the fastest growing competitive film festival in the Mediterranean. Since its 2012 inception, the number of films screened has nearly doubled, and ticket sales have tripled. In conjunction with its sister screening event in Hollywood, CA, EMIFF is becoming an international launching pad for promising new talent in all genres.
    THE FILMS
    Raw. Fresh. Edgy. Hip. Distinctive. These are the hallmarks of EMIFF filmmakers and films. The selection committee and jury look for films that feature real, compelling stories, a unique point-of-view, and emotional range.
    Following screenings at EMIFF, filmmakers have received international recognition from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Slamdance, GOYA, and the Milano IFF.
    As an additional prize, all EMIFF award winners are invited to screen their films in Hollywood at the Los Angeles Film School, which puts them in contact with influential distributors, producers, agents, media, actors, and other industry professionals.


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  • TOO SHORT TO DIE Online Short Screenplay Competitio...Next Deadline: 08/01/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short screenplay competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    We want to revive your short scripts!


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  • The Hidden Film Festival - WorldwideNext Deadline: 08/01/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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

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

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


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  • The First Look Project, presented by Script Pipelin...Next Deadline: 08/01/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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


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  • Pasadena International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/07/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Webseries
    • Screenplays
    • Feature Films
    • Short Films

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Pasadena International Film Festival seeks to create a place for artists to come together. Sure, there are many festivals, but there can never be a cap on creating art, can there? We harken back to a time of Old Hollywood, before this world got crowded, and jaded, and super-saturated…the entertainment industry was fresh and new… before the stock market crashed...when there was enough space, and time, and money for everyone. Parties lasted all night, and friendships lasted a lifetime. Won't you join us?


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  • TheWriteRoom/Screenplay Competition-2015Next Deadline: 08/15/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Best Screenplay

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    TheWriteRoom.Org/Screenwriting Competition/2015 seeks to support and nurture the artistic entertainment literature(screenplays) of Women for the benefit of an international and domestic audience. Male writers are also invited to participate but all screenplay entries must EITHER have a female protagonist(s), feature dimensional female character(s) and/or have been either WRITTEN, CO-WRITTEN by a woman.


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  • St Tropez International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/31/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • scriptwriitng categories
    • Short film Script
    • Best Television series Drama
    • Best Television Series or film soundtrack
    • Best Television Comedy Series
    • Best Television Mini Series
    • Best Television Documentary
    • Best Television drama or film not of the English Language
    • Animation Short
    • Foreign Language Short
    • Foreign Language Feature
    • Music (Short)
    • Early Notice + Written Review:
    • Feature Film
    • Short Film
    • Feature Documentry
    • Music in film
    • Education films
    • Animation Feature

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE

    The St Tropez International Film and Television Festival of World Cinema held in the South of France at the same time as the World famous Cannes film festival, in its 4th year is a global industry event that will reach out to the many filmmakers who always place film at the centre of our acts as a truly international film industry event, being held a week before the Cannes International film festival so filmmakers can be in the south of France for both events bringing together films from around the world.

    We have built a small but exceptional professional network of industry professional that will look at all films entered and will give business and commercial advice, in some cases the distributors attending will make offers to the filmmakers for their work and to work together to put your movies in the market place, we have the people and skills in our professional team to make this happen, if the professional attending feel there is a market for your movie, they will as with many films over the years of our other festival make it happen.
    We are unique in the amount of platforms and festival we offer filmmakers, we can create a ripple for your movie to be seen around the world, it all starts here by entering your movie.



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

    GENERAL RULES
    The St tropez International Film & Television Festival of World Cinema has as its objective the promotion of cinematographic art by presenting films of quality and entertainment. The St tropez International film festival is an annual event based in the south of france. It is possible that each film nominated may be presented more than once.

    (a) Feature films, documentaries drama and short subjects of any genre on DVD, 8mm, 16mm, 35mm, 70mm and video are selected from entries according to quality.

    (b) The St tropez International film festival of world cinema is competitive held in the south of France.

    Entries must have been produced within the last four years. All films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English, unless dialogue or commentary is unnecessary for comprehension and appreciation. In the exceptional event that an unsubtitled print is accepted, English dialogue lists are required.

    The St tropez International Film Festival of world cinema right to use excerpts from submitted work for promotional purposes only at the festival. The Festival is open to the public. A substantial number of accredited national and international press, TV and film buyers and distributors also participate. Official or professional national organisations and individuals may submit feature and short films and Television media to the Festival. Films submitted for pre-selection should arrive no later than 15th March 2016 and must be shipped as per instructions above or submitted online at withoutabox. All shipping costs of films must be borne by the sender. Please note: it is not possible for us to return any dvd. It is the St tropez Internatiol Festival of world cinema policy not to offer comments and reasons for films not selected for the programme.


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  • Winnipeg Real to Reel Film FestivalNext Deadline: 08/31/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Narrative Feature
    • Narrative Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Documentary Short
    • Children's Program
    • The Manitoba Challenge
    • Feature Screenplay
    • Short Screenplay

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival seeks to bring you the best in the latest Feature Films, Shorts and TV/Webisodes that will encourage, challenge and inspire us to pursue positive values and a greater understanding of the human journey.


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  • Jaipur International Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/10/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short fiction film
    • Documentary film
    • Feature Film
    • Animation film
    • Documentary Feature
    • Feature Script Screenplay Competition
    • Shorts Script Screenplay Competition

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    The purpose of this film festival is to promote newer movie makers, exchange of knowledge, information, ideas & culture between India & other nations in context of their social and cultural ethos. JIFF also promotes friendship and co-operation among people of the world through the medium of films & documentaries.

    Though the film festivals have became a regular affair in most countries yet most of them cater only to selected audience as well as entertain the commercially successful film makers and related personalities. However, JIFF intends to organize a festival that connects the film fans & movies goers with the world, especially the serious filmmaker & their associates so as to bring about greater understanding of the art of film making.

    Jaipur International Film Festival Trust is registered under act of public trust act 1959 (1959 ka 42) under the Devasthan Commissioner, Jaipur Khand, Jaipur office.


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  • "Hang on to Your Shorts" Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/10/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Short Script Competition
    • New Jersey Short Films Section
    • Short Shorts (8 minutes or less)
    • Medium Shorts (9-20 minutes)
    • Long Shorts (20-45 minutes)
    • Animation
    • Documentary Shorts (20 minutes or less)

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    Our mission is to create a forum where filmmakers can present a showcase of their short films and create professional networking opportunities. Our goal is to bring back the art of the short film to the Jersey Shore area.


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  • Berlin Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 09/18/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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

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

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


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  • London Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 11/06/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • Music Video
    • Short Documentary
    • Micro-Budget Feature (< $150k)
    • Female Director Feature
    • Short
    • Documentary Feature
    • Sci-Fi/ Horror Feature
    • LGBT Feature
    • UK Feature
    • UK Short
    • Feature Screenplay
    • Sci-Fi/ Horror Screenplay
    • UK Screenplay
    • Short Screenplay
    • Short Short
    • Low-Budget Feature (< $750k)
    • Animated Short
    • No-Budget Feature (< $15k)
    • Experimental Short
    • Horror/ Sci-Fi Short

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    LIFF is committed to the independent filmmaker. We give special attention to the screening of films by first and second time directors, films shot with budgets under £100,000 ($150,000 US) and quality films that - for whatever reason - are unlikely to receive distribution through other channels.

    With space for many feature films and dozens of shorts, LIFF 2015 will be the biggest festival we've had to date. Stretching over 12 days on the South Bank of the Thames, LIFF will showcase the best of independent filmmaking.


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  • The European Independent Film FestivalNext Deadline: 11/22/2015
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    CATEGORIES:

    • European Dramatic Feature
    • European Experimental Film
    • Student Film
    • Non-European Documentary
    • Non-European Dramatic Feature
    • Much More than a Script Competition
    • European Dramatic Short
    • European Animated Film
    • Non-European Dramatic Short
    • Arab Special Section
    • European Documentary
    • European Music Video
    • European Comedy Film

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

    ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is dedicated to the discovery and advancement of the very best independent films from around the world.


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  • WILDsound FEEDBACK Film and Screenplay Festival
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    CATEGORIES:

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

    MISSION & OBJECTIVE:

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

    To go with our popular website www.wildsound.ca

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

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

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


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