Mostra Sauam

June 29, 2015

Mostra Sauam 7/26/15
Submit your movie to our Exhibition of Short-Films at Anhembi Morumbi University in São Paulo, Brasil (SAUAM). Films will be shown on the 10, 12, 13 and 14 of august. Online submission through form and Vimeo/Youtube link.


June 27, 2015

Go Short – International Short Film Festival (Nijmegen) 09/15/15
The organisers of Green-Go Short Film Contest are waiting for attention grabbing short films focused on consumption, resource extraction and the benefits of Europe’s nature. We expect films that raise awareness about specific problem or show a solution. Make a film in the following three themes that has a high impact on citizens and decision makers and calls them to act so our world becomes a better place to live. Online WeTransfer.

backup festival (Germany) 12/01/15
students or alumni from art, media or design schools.

Video Festival Imperia (Italy) 12/14/15
National deadline. Animation, Digital, Documentary, Independent. Four competitive categories divided in fourteen different sections for professionals, amateurs, international, schools and the new category Explorer. DVD submission.

Animation Show of Shows Kickstarter Campaign

June 26, 2015

dear noentryfeefests followers-
Every once in a while I share Kickstarter campaigns, especially those of organizations that promote filmmakers and/or animators.

Check out The Animation Show of Shows on @Kickstarter. Ron Diamond is raising funds to help him take animated shorts into theatrical run. That would mean Academy qualification! There are many levels that you might want to check out, starting at 5.00….check it out, and help if you are so inclined.

BTW: I own the full Animation Show of Shows set–they are amazing.


Waves of Horror

June 25, 2015

Waves of Horror Film Fest 10/10/15
Waves of Horror is excited to announce a short film competition as part of this year’s festival weekend. We are inviting short horror film submissions (ideally 20 minutes or less). If  selected, it will be screened as part of the festival programme. If it wins your film will play before the headline films on Saturday and Sunday night, in front of a packed cinema audience. We are looking for any film that could reasonably classed as horror (your fantasy and sci-fi films may fit). Your film may have scenes of graphic gore, or it could be a subtle psychological story. We have no restrictions in terms of content. Online: email Vimeo link.

13th Film Front – open call!

June 21, 2015
Film Front, independent and short film festival (Novi Sad, Serbia) 8/13/15
During 4 festival days, the audience will have the opportunity to see the direction, in which the flow of modern cinematography is going. Documentary, feature, animated and experimental films from all around the world will be screened in two selections: International and Serbia/region.The festival nurtures and affirms the author’s artistic expression , professionalism , but also enthusiasm of young authors , for whom the 13th Film Front may be a step towards the peaks of world cinematography. Online submission.

Imagine Cinema Film Festival

June 21, 2015

Imagine Cinema Film Festival 7/24/15
1st Annual online. We are accepting horror film screenings only on hard drive disc and DVD and drama and American thriller movies. Imagine Cinema Film Festival is a program created by the production and distribution company Imagine Cinema Productions subsidiary to Jumond Pictures Entertainment Inc.

New updates

June 17, 2015

FreeNetWorld International Film Fest (Serbia) 08/15/15
FreeNetWorld is an international film festival which aims to support and promote the creativity of film and authors from all over the world, primarily through the Internet, our basic kind of communication. FNW believes that the film speaks the universal language and therefore we do not want any prejudices or any thematic framework. Therefore we want to present a wider spectrum of films in competitive and non-competitive programs. The aim of this festival is to present the important and innovative films of high artistic value from the whole world. Submit by link in online submission form or DVD.

Anilogue International Animation Festival, Budapest, Hungary 08/15/15
We welcome narrative,experimental, and documentary animated films. The animated short film competition is open for European films of under 20 minutes in length; the feature film competition for films from across the globe, which are above 50 minutes in length. Entry form and dvd submission.

CineCity Film Festival (UK) 09/01/15
Once again CINECITY are looking for films made by Brighton based film makers for presentation during the 2014 festival as part of our Brighton Screenings strand. We are interested in shorts and feature length films, fiction, documentaries, animation, experimental and artists’ films. Submit by post or link to video.

Fredrikstad Animation Festival (Norway) 09/01/2015
Fred­rik­stad Ani­ma­tion Fes­ti­val is the oldest and lar­gest ani­ma­tion fes­ti­val in the Nor­dic region, with roots back to 1994 and Ani­merte Dager in Oslo. One of the pil­lars is our Nordic- ​​Baltic com­pe­tition for ani­mated shorts with the awar­ding of our own price, the Gol­den Gun­nar. The fes­ti­val is also one of the nine ani­ma­tion film fes­ti­vals which nomi­nate films for the pre­sti­gious Euro­pean ani­ma­tion award Cartoon d’Or. The fes­ti­val is a pro­fes­sio­nal arena for the ani­ma­tion industry, and is also impor­tant for stu­dents and edu­ca­tio­nal insti­tu­tions in ani­ma­tion, grap­hic design and digi­tal media production. dvd: pal, link to downloadable quicktime h.264 format

Stuttgarter Filmwinter Festival for Expanded Media (Germany) 09/01/2015
international short film category

Japan Media Arts Festival 09/09/2015
The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of MediaArts (=Media Geijutsu) that honors outstanding works in the four divisions of Art, Entertainment,Animation, and Manga, as well as providing a platform for appreciation of the works that have won awards. opens for entry 7.7.15*

Animateka Film Festival (Slovenia) 09/15/2015
There will be an international competition open to films realized for the cinema with any animation technique, frame by frame or computer graphic. Short animated films (the duration of which must not exceed 30 minutes of the total running time) from Central and Eastern European countries. Children’s films from all countries worldwide are eligible for competition in the children’s programme Elephant. European student films (produced within a public or private educational institution of an EU member country) are eligible for the European Student Competition Programme. Online submission.

Motion + 9/15/15
Motion Graphic Design: short film that combines the language of film and graphics by incorporating a number of different elements such as 2D or 3D animation , video, typography, illustration, photography and music. stop-motion, the video (official) and videos combining these techniques are also accepted. Submit through link or wetransfer.

Festival of Three Continents (France) 9/30/15
The FESTIVAL DES 3 CONTINENTS is an international film festival devoted to the public presentation of feature films (dramatics and documentaries) directed by filmmakers from Africa, Black and Latin America and Asia. DVD submission.

Machinima Expo 09/31/15
The Machinima Expo 8 is now accepting submissions for its 8th annual virtual film festival which will take place on November 22, 2015. This year we are returning to our roots and accepting Machinima (real time animation in a game engine) only. No other forms of animation will be accepted. Online Submission.

Manchester Animation Festival

June 9, 2015

Manchester Animation Festival 8/15/15
First year of festival. Categories: Short Films: Films under 30 minutes not made by a student or person under the age of 16. Commissioned works can also be submitted into this category provided that the person submitting has permission of the rights owner.  Graduation Films: Films created by undergraduate and post-graduate students. Films by Children: Films created by animators who are 16 or under on completion of the film. All techniques are eligible, but only films completed after 20 July 2014 will be considered. Online Submission form.

Recent updates

May 31, 2015

I am posting some festivals from my lists along with some that were sent to me by readers and festivals. As always, best of luck.. {tmr}

Premio Cinematografico Palena 6/30/15
It is open to any young director and/or scripwriter together with their own, recently made productions. The event will also give the opportunity both to remember the works by Ettore Maria Margadonna- through images, tales, short stories- and to motivate film goers to social, environmental themes. DVD

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France) 7/06/15
International Competition. For films completed in 2014 (after October 1, 2014) Max. running time 40 min. Upload to shortfilmdepot.

XI Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema 7/19/15
International competition for short (up to 30 minutes) and feature (over 60 minutes) films, in Salvador, Brazil. All submissions must be subtitled in English (if english isn’t its main language) and the films should’ve been finished after January, 2014. Submit Online.

Images Festival (Toronto) 08/03/15
Independent media arts festival. OFF SCREEN + LIVE IMAGES: (moving image in the gallery + moving image in live performances) Submit by post or online method. (Note: On Screen opens in July.)

Images Festival (Toronto) 08/12/15
Independent media arts festival. GUEST CURATORIAL PROPOSALS: (proposal for either ON SCREEN, OFF SCREEN, or LIVE IMAGES programs) Submit by post or online method.  (Note: On Screen opens in July.)

The Just A Minute Festival 9/30/15
The Just A Minute Festival is an online event that challenges everyone from anywhere to create a film, no longer than 60 seconds, in any genre and on any topic and have their work viewed by a worldwide audience. The Festival was created to inspire people to use the devices that they have readily available to tell stories, raise awareness, cause laughter or create art. The films can be made using any device or be of any genre or style. The only requirement is that the film can be no longer than one minute in total running time. A new category has been added to the Festival – ‘JAM Local’. Make a film about something from your community, be a person, place or thing. Many communities are taking part and have special prizes for productions from their area.

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France) 10/05/15
International Competition. For films completed in 2015. Max. running time 40 min. Upload to shortfilmdepot.

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France) 10/23/15
National Competition. Restricted to French Films. For films completed after November 1, 2014. Max. running time 59 min. Upload to shortfilmdepot.

Courts des îles 11/30/15
International Festival of Short Fiction Films from the Islands of the World, Courts des îles, your film must comply with the following criteria: made by a director born on an island*1, max 20 minutes, credits included, displaying the characteristics of a fiction or animation short film, the version delivered must be in French or in Englishr*2, or in either one with subtitles in the other. Submission online through submission platforms.


May 30, 2015

International Film Festival zubrOFFKa 9/1/15
Foreign Film Deadline. We are now accepting submissions for the International Short Film Festival ŻUBROFFKA. On behalf of the organizers we are inviting artists to submit their films for the competitions. Apart from the Grand Prix of the festival and awards in particular competitions there will be special prizes for the best animation, documentary, fiction, cinematography and music, there will also be the Wild Bison Audience Award. Online Submission.

World Animation Celebration 09/18/15
One day animation festival featuring shorts from around the world. Online submission. *free only for students.

International Film Festival zubrOFFKa 10/1/15
Polish Film Deadline. We are now accepting submissions for the International Short Film Festival ŻUBROFFKA. On behalf of the organizers we are inviting artists to submit their films for the competitions. Apart from the Grand Prix of the festival and awards in particular competitions there will be special prizes for the best animation, documentary, fiction, cinematography and music, there will also be the Wild Bison Audience Award. Online Submission.

Just a minute Film Festival (USA, Massachusetts)  prior to***10/01/15 US eastern time
an online event that celebrates short visual production made or created in any format, media or equipment: Cell phone, Film, Video, Animation, Flash, Machinima or whatever. The maximum length of submitable productions is 1 minute. Submit through web site. * entries will open june 1st.


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