Deadlines for tomorrow

August 31, 2014

Mestre Film Fest  Italy 09/01/14
Categories are short stories and videos for kids. Submit by post or wetransfer.

CineCity Film Festival (UK) 09/01/14
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.


August 31, 2014

Animanima (Serbia) 09/01/14


Big Screen Bradford- Filmmaker of the Month

August 29, 2014

Big Screen Bradford- Filmmaker of the Month (ongoing)
This is our flagship project to showcase a new generation of filmmakers not only from Bradford but across the world. Each month filmmakers will be able to enter a five minute film for the competition. The winning entry will be showcased on the screen for one month with information about the filmmaker. The 12 finalists from the year will be judged by a panel of senior media executives and the winner will receive a £1,000 prize with the further opportunity to profile their work on Big Screen Bradford and our social networks. Entries should include name, photograph with a short explanation on why the film is important. Email: submit@bigscreenbradford.com marked on the subject line.


Filmmaker of the Month Competition

August 29, 2014

Could you be August’s Filmmaker of the Month?

Send your films to submit@bigscreenbradford.com


Short Short Story Film Festival

August 20, 2014

Short Short Story Film Festival 10/20/14
Films must be longer than 1 minute and shorter than 6 minutes, including all credits. All films must tell a story; this excludes public service announcements, trailers, music videos, non-narrative experimental pieces, etc. Whether a piece is truly narrative is at the discretion of the submission review panel. All genres and styles are accepted, including live action, documentaries, animation, drama, comedy, children’s films, science fiction, horror, GLBT, etc. SD-DVD format, PAL or NTSC.  DVD accepted, but prefer electronic submission.


Some New Additions

August 12, 2014

60 Hour Film Challenge (Colchester, UK) Register now!
Can you write, shoot and edit a film no more than 5 minutes long in just 60 hours? The challenge is FREE for anyone to enter and takes place from Friday 3rd to Monday 6th October 2014. We’re delighted to announce that Corona Pictures (The Liability, Truth or Dare) will be providing the winning team with a creative mentorship. Corona’s Pictures experienced team will support you through every stage of your next film production and offer expert advice to ensure your continued progression in the industry. Winning teams will also win a great selection of prizes from our amazing sponsors…

The Japan Media Arts Festival  9/2/14
A comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Media Geijutsu) that honors outstanding works from a diverse range of media – from animation and comics to media art and games. The festival gives awards in each of its four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. Since its inception in 1997, the festival has recognized significant works of high artistry and creativity, and in addition to a yearly Exhibition of Award-winning Works has held other events, such as symposiums, screenings, and showcases. Entries are sought from professional, amateur, independent and commercial creators across the globe.

Vertical Film Festival (Katoomba, Australia) 9/15/14* earlybird deadline-free entry.
On 17 October 2014 the world’s very first competition for film & video shot vertically (also called ‘tall-screen’, ‘portrait format’ or ‘9:16 aspect ratio’) will be held in Katoomba, in Australia’s stunning Blue Mountains.  The 1st Vertical Film Festival will be projecting a mix of curated tall-screen film & video from around the world, TALL SHORTS, plus finalists in our competition for vertical video — the world’s first — called ⇧ THIS WAY UP ⇧. To that end we’re calling for filmmakers to be a part of cinema history and submit their work. The conditions are that it has to be: • Filmed vertically in High Definition • Max 3 minutes. All genres and subject matter, tall tales and true!

 


october deadlines

August 3, 2014

World Animation Celebration 10/1/14
One day animation festival featuring shorts from around the world. Online submission.

Courts des îles 10/12/14
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.

Short Short Film Festival 10/15/14 * this was the deadline last year
Films must be longer than 1 minute and shorter than 6 minutes, including all credits. All films must tell a story; this excludes public service announcements, trailers, music videos, non-narrative experimental pieces, etc. Whether a piece is truly narrative is at the discretion of the submission review panel. All genres and styles are accepted, including live action, documentaries, animation, drama, comedy, children’s films, science fiction, horror, GLBT, etc. SD-DVD format, PAL or NTSC.  DVD accepted, but prefer electronic submission.


October festival deadlines added

August 3, 2014

Bottle Cap Film Festival 10/1/14
[Films under 15 Mins] AWARD CATEGORIES: SHORT FICTIONAL, SHORT FACTUAL, EXPERIMENTAL/MUSIC VIDEO, STUDENT CATEGORY, THE AUDIENCE AWARD
[VOTED FOR ON THE AWARDS EVENING NIGHT] Online Vimeo link.

canaltown Short Spooky Movie Festival 10/6/14
campy, spooky, horror, aliens, zombies, evil scientists, serious, boom in the shot, etc. Anything of the like, original works, five (5) minutes or less. Honesdale, Pennsylvania. Submit online or by post.


Docs in Progress

July 28, 2014

Docs In Progress ongoing
Screens documentary works-in-progress to the general public and moderate a feedback session between the audience and the filmmaker(s). If you have an almost-done documentary and want feedback from a smart, articulate, media-savvy, honest but helpful audience before you lock picture, submit your rough cut to Docs In Progress. While we accept submissions on a year-round rolling basis, if you are interested in being considered for a specific screening, please note our deadlines. Online link or DVD by mail.


Fright Night Theatre

July 28, 2014

Fright Night Theatre (ongoing)
Horror in the Hammer’s Fright Night Theatre is a non-profit and all-year festival program that screens horror and cult films in Hamilton, ON, Canada. Fright Night Theatre maintains an open call-for-submissions throughout the year in order to program future screenings. There is no submission deadline, but the sooner submissions are received the sooner they can be reviewed for inclusion and scheduled for the current year’s programmes. Submit DVD or link to screener.


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