upcoming may/june deadlines

April 19, 2015

Toronto Animated Image Society Showcase 5/15/15
TAIS supports independent animators as artist and encourages research and creation by facilitating affordable access to space and equipment. Any frame-by-frame or computer-assisted animated film or video completed within the last 2 years may be entered. Films less than 10 minutes in length. DVD or online submission.

Voices from the Waters Festival 5/30/15
Voices from the Waters invites you to be part of the festival by contributing short, documentary, animation and feature films on water and related issues. Voices from the Waters is conceived as a travelling film festival. The selected films after being premiered in Bangalore will be taken to educational institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations, small towns and villages across the world followed by discussions. categories: Water Scarcity, The Dams and the Displaced, Water Harvesting/conservation, Water Struggles/Conflicts, Floods and Droughts, Global Warming and Climate Change, Impact of Deforestation on Water-Bodies, Water, Sanitation and Health, River Pollution, The Holistic Revival of Water Bodies, Water and Life. Please note that the categories are flexible and your film does not have to necessarily adhere to them while focusing on the larger theme of water. DVD submission.

InShadow 5/31/15
International Festival of Video, Performance and Technologies. Genres: Videodance, Documentaries, Performance/solos, Installations. Online submission.

Uppsala International Short Film Festival (Sweden) 05/31/15
click button for english. Uppsala International Short Film Festival has since become Sweden’s premier arena for short film, having attained both national recognition of the Swedish Film Institute and genuine international renown. In addition, the festival is the most important international cultural event in Uppsala. Every year the festival shows more than 300 short films in five different sections exploring the diversity and richness of the short film – from new film to retrospective programmes, from fiction film, documentaries and experimental film to animations. Upload at short film depot site.

Milano Film Festival 5/31/15
An international feature and short film competition. The feature film competition is open to first and second films of any genre, language, format and running time. The short film competition is open to films of any genre, language and format, provided that they were completed after January 1st, 2013. The works will not be divided into categories. Short films under 30 minutes with directors under 40 years. Each filmmaker can send three short films and/or two feature films at most. Online submission. Link to film,

enRoute Film Festival 5/31/15
The festival is open to all emerging Canadian filmmakers. You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. You must have been a student attending any formal (university or college) film studies institution or receiving informal training in film studies (production courses, workshops, apprenticeships, mentorships in media arts production) anywhere in the world. Maximum 15 minutes. Submit Vimeo link.

Semaine de la critique (Switzerland) 5/31/15
Eligible are documentaries or films documentary in character of at least 61 minutes running time which: are intended for theatrical release, have been completed after autumn of the previous year and are shown as world and/or international premieres. online submission.

2Annas (Latvia) 05/31/15
International Competition is open to contributions by filmmakers of all age groups and nationalities, produced by professional individuals, international film schools, film studios, etc. Admitted are all films and videos of all genres not exceeding a length of 30 minutes. DVD or online.

25 FPS Experimental Film / Video 05/31/2015
We are looking for expressive original concepts, progresses in terms of theme, idea and aesthetics, as well as works that perpetuate the tradition of avant-garde and experimental film. Innovative films that explore the possibilities of cinematic language, narration and the medium itself, cross film types and genres and broaden the notion of film as art. Under 60 minutes. Submissions can be made via link or DVD.

Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 5/31/15*
*Free submission for youth category/entries only, scroll down for info. The “Young Filmmaker” categories are for films produced by youth ages 18 & younger. Films considered for this category must be conceived and produced by children or youth with minimal adult input. (An adult supervisor is allowed if part of a group project.) There is no entry fee for Young Filmmakers. Entry form by mail with link or DVD (has to arrive by deadline).

Black Star Youth Film Festival 5/31/15
The Youth Program is open to filmmakers who identify as black under 24 years old. Films (or excerpts) should not exceed 20 minutes. Link.

WNDX (Winnipeg) 06/01/2015
seeks new Canadian and international films and videos. WNDX pays special attention to the most innovative and ground-breaking works created by moving image artists. Submission by DVD or weblink.

Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival (Lausanne, Switzerland) 6/30/15
LUFF opens the call for entries to anybody who desires submitting his/her creation. The festival is dedicated to promoting and discovering innovative films and musicians who  don’t benefit from traditional distribution channels. Offering a program of exceptional films and music, the LUFF is a cultural event without comparison in the Swiss cultural landscape. The international competition is composed of the following sections: Short fiction, Short experimental, Short animation, Feature Films. For its 12th edition, the LUFF wishes to organize a Swiss film competition. This competition aims to give a (new) visibility to bold Swiss creations, existing outside the preoccupations for profitability, public impact or artistic conventions: The film you have never dared or were never able to show. Submit your darkest or most radiant film, the most daring or the most personal film, the film you have never shown to anyone or that has provoked such radical reactions that you have never again dared showing it to anyone.


April 18, 2015

Animago 6/30/15
Films using 3D computer animation. Still and Film category. Each year, the animago AWARD provides a showcase for the inspiring creativity and outstanding technical performance of artists from all over the globe. Online submission.

Two new deadlines added

April 18, 2015

norwichundergroundfilmclubbs 5/1/15
Our next NUFC event will take place next month as apart of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. We are providing a projection installation for the Festival Gardens outside bar, right next to the Speigeltent! We are looking for films that are visually lead, which can be played without sound during the evenings of the festival. There is a rough theme of ‘Queuing’ as requested by the bar’s interior designer and manager so if you have something you think fits this theme or would like to make a new film, send it in!Please fill in the form and send it to this email: norwichundergroundfilmclubbs@gmail.com

Buckshot Film Festival 8/3/15
F Project Cinema, Port Fairy Film Society and the Buckheads invite you to submit your films for the inaugural Buckshot Film Festival on the 12th of September 2015 at the Reardon Theatre, Port Fairy, Australia.Open to all genre’s, films under 15 min, made in the last 5years. Includes 3X3 Challenge. Make a three minute film in just three days. mpeg4 preferred online or by post.

All American High School Film Festival

April 13, 2015

All American High School Film Festival  4/20/15* later deadlines are not free
This year New York City is hosting the third annual ALL-AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL FILM FESTIVAL, giving students a chance to showcase their short films on the big screen. Online submission preferred.

Croatian Minute Festival

April 12, 2015

Croatian Minute Festival 4/25/15
Send us your films and be part of the global one-minute magic. You’re kindly requested to inform all your friends and people you know who might be interested in making one-minute films and participating at our festival. Special prize will be awarded to the filmmaker with the largest number of submitted films. DVD or online submission.

Artfest digital

April 8, 2015

Artfest Digital 9/1/15
Theme: Clash. Attention moviemakers everywhere! ARTfest Digital 2015 wants to see your One Minute Movie masterpiece! Start planning your short film, animation, mobile film, documentary or experimental movie now.  We will accept all genres, so let your imagination run wild. Entries open in May and close in September 2015. It doesn’t matter what your budget just keep your movie on theme, original and imaginative and you’ll be in with a chance to win one of our great prizes. There will be two categories; ‘Open’ and ‘Under 18’s’. The ‘Open’ category is open to anyone from anywhere in the world, while the ‘Under 18’s will be open to Australian residents only. Online

June updates

April 8, 2015

Hi all- I am going through my list for june. About 2/3 have updated, some have deadlines earlier this year, some later this year and some exactly the same. I have eliminated those that now charge a fee, assuming I caught it. Please let the festivals know that you heard about them from noentryfeefestivals.com.

best of luck,


NBC’s Annual Short Cuts Festival 5/01/15
individuals of diverse groups apply, minority, lgbt, etc: comedy, drama, horror, sci fi genres

Sedicicorto International Film Festival Forti (Forli, Italy) 5/6/15* or possibly 6/5/15
The Film Festival is divided into 3 competitive sections and accepts submissions of any short film produced after 1st January 2011. The maximum running time allowed is 35 minutes (including credits). MOVIE – International Fiction Films, Documentary Films, ANI&LAB – International Animation & Experimental Films, CORTITALIA – National Films of any genre. File upload to: shortFilmDepot or DVD submission.

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival rolling deadline, documentary
The MLJFF is Canada’s premiere human rights, environmental, and social issues documentary film festival. The festival hosts an annual mid-November festival, a Calgary film series, and a traveling Canadian film series. Submit through WAB. (no fee, though)

AVANCA International Meeting of Cinema, TV, Video and Multimedia (Portugal) 5/10/15
No submission fee for the following: All works that were never screened and that make the AVANCA 2015 its premiere. Portuguese films or from African countries with official Portuguese language. DVD by mail, other required material should be sent by CD, email or wetransfer.

MIX Copenhagen 5/30/15
Oldest running film festival in Denmark and one of the oldest LGBT film festivals in the world. Submit by email with link to film.

MESSAGE TO MAN (Saint Petersburg) 05/31/15
There is no entry fee for submission to In Silico International Competition of Experimental Films and National Competition of Documentary Films. note: Fee applies for other categories. Reelport or DVD.

TUFF- Toronto Urban Film Festival (ON) 05/31/2015* free submission ends at midnight
Call for submissions is open to international filmmakers, accepting all genres of silent, 1 minute film, video, and animation of interest to an urban audience.  TUFF, North America’s largest commuter film festival returns to Pattison Onestop subway platform screens across Toronto from September 5 – 15, 2014. The TUFF audience includes over 1 million daily commuters, and runs concurrent with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). TUFF screens at 10-minute intervals on over 290 platform screens in 63 stations across the Toronto subway system, and non-stop at designated “Film Zones” located at key downtown stations. Online submission.

La Jolla Fashion Film Festival (La Jolla, CA) 6/1/2015
Must have fashion element or film sponsorship. The world’s largest gathering of fashion film professionals has announced it has expanded its award categories to include all aspects of fashion film production.“From now on the brilliant work done by makeup artists, hairstylists, art directors, editors, musicians, wardrobe stylists, writers, and others will be nominated and have the opportunity to win awards. These awards are for the best in the world and cut across national boundaries and cultures. Thanks to the global reach of LJFFF everyone is included no matter where on earth they live or work.” stated Festival Producer Fred Sweet. All creators in the fashion film industry are welcome to submit.

shnit International Shortfilmfestival 6/1/15
a transnational film festival simultaneously taking place in ten cities on five continents worldwide. «shnit» is dedicated to celebrating and sharing with audiences the exciting world of short film. File upload to festival site, withoutabox, reelport or: shortFilmDepot (or DVD submission). Note: there are two categories of entry. Both allow film to be in competition, one has a fee, the other does not. The pro category offers feedback on film, the basic category does not. withoutabox, for example, seems to only allow for the paid category.

Baghdad International Film Festival (BIFF) 6/01/15
As indicated in  the Festival’s press release, the Festival is looking for short-form, documentary, and feature film submissions in all genres

Josiah Media Festival 6/01/15
Talented, young filmmakers, 21 years of age or under, can now submit their films for competition in this year’s Josiah Media Festival. Almost $2,000 in prizes will be awarded to winning filmmakers. Films should be no longer than 20 minutes trt and can be about anything you wish (no theme required). We accept films in the categories of narrative, animation, documentary, and experimental, which covers just about everything. DVD or thumb drive.

Split Film Festival (Croatia) 06/01/2015
DVD/CD. The program is outstanding, eclectic, high-quality, original and unique. Films are made during workshops as well.

Princeton Student Film and Video Festival 06/01/15
The Princeton Student Film & Video Festival is sponsored by the Princeton Public Library. The mission of the festival is to encourage and support the work of youth filmmakers in a range of genres and styles, with the opportunity and a venue for the filmmakers to show their work to a broad audience. The festival is open to high school and college students and home-schooled, unschooled or not in school youth ages 14-25 from Princeton and all points beyond, both near and far.

Womanimation (Rhode Island) 6/01/15
We are currently accepting submissions from women animators. We are specifically looking for succinct films with a narrative (no experimental pieces, music videos, etc.). You can submit/upload your work using Hightail, dropbox, etc.

Portobello Film Festival (London, UK) 06/01/2015
UK’s biggest independent film competition. DVD and application due by deadline.

CineEco (Portugal) 6/1/15
The Festival is open to the registration of fiction movies, long or short film documentaries for the various sections – competitive and non-competitive, according to the environment theme. Cine’Eco intends to continue to be a space to show the best films and videos from around the world, focusing on environmental issues, with the intention to create awareness, provide discussion, enhancing knowledge and deepen the need for urgent changes in the behavior of people, governments and companies, in order to preserve the planet. Online Submission Form and DVD by mail.

Giffoni Film Festival (Italy) 6/5/15
The main objective of the Festival is promoting the most interesting international film production for children and youth. The GFF aims at actively forming a more aware and conscious audience. At the same time thanks to its various initiatives the GFF is constantly in touch with the same audience. This makes Giffoni a very important and priviliged observatory of all the trends expectations cultural and social developments of the new generations. Submit by DVDs, or online submission platforms.

World Festival of Animated Film (Bulgaria) 06/08/2015
Upload to festival site or DVD submission.

MOTELx – Lisbon International Horror Film Festival 6/15/15
An event for fraternizing and discovery, set-up for all those that are permanently looking for new auteurs, new films, new looks into the genre, and new experiences. The program offers the audience a selection of the films that have generated the most enthusiastic reactions all around the world in the last couple of years, in all possible variations of the genre – from supernatural to gore, from psychological horror to the monster movie, from blockbuster to indie, from classic to experimental, from cult to new tendencies.

Off-Courts Trouville (Trouville-sur-mer, France) 6/15/15
All genres are accepted (fiction, documentary, experimental, animation, etc.). All films must be under 40 minutes. shortfilmdepot.com.

PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival 6/15/15
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) again invite the world’s youth to submit original and creative videos focusing on PLURAL+ themes: migration, diversity and social inclusion. PLURAL+ is seeking for short videos, of up to 5 minutes. Entrants must be youth between the ages of 9-25. Preferably all videos should be submitted on DVDs, or through a file hosting website of choice (MediaFire, YouSendit,)

Anim’est International Animated Film Festival (Romania) 06/20/2015
The anim’est International Animation Film Festival, established in 2006, has become Bucharest’s most loved film festival and a recognized event on the international animation scene. The presentations, workshops, master-classes and round tables provide the perfect opportunity to get in touch with the latest creations and make contacts. Entry form and dvd submission.

Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival (Canada) 06/28/2015
Stop Motion (puppet) animation is defined as the movement of three-dimensional objects animated frame by frame.

Be There! Corfu Animation Festival (Greece), 6/30/2015
Be there! Corfu Animation Festival invites all directors to submit their animated films to the competitive festival section of the 4th festival edition. The festival has three competitive programmes: Short filmsm Graduation short filmsm Feature films. Online submission.

Ars Independent International Film Festival (Poland) 6/30/15
Ars Independent is the space devoted to dialogue between filmmakers and the audience, created with belief that cinema as a medium can influence reality. We are crossing geographical, social and political borders in order to disclose unknown cinema and discover both The Other and ourselves. Independent Feature Films and Short Animations. Submit DVD and entry from by mail.

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 06/30/15
Is intended to provide opportunities for animators to gain global popularity through an Animated Short Film Competition and to create a new forum for international exchanges via the culture of animation. Part of the festival’s appeal is its outstanding location in an airport with a massive flow of tourists and one of the world’s few airport movie theaters. * entry opens 4/18.15

Stockholm International Film Festival (Sweden) 7/1/15
The purpose of the Stockholm International Film Festival is to broaden the forum for innovative quality films in Scandinavia beyond what is currently available through commercial outlets and traditional film institutions. The festival also features retrospectives of, and tributes to, influential filmmakers and film personalities in order to highlight contemporary issues. Submit by post.

East Anglian Student Film Festival 8/21/15
Welcome to the annual East Anglian Student Film Festival. EASTF aims to develop the film making talent of tomorrow. More details coming soon. The festival includes student workshops run by @One Film & Media, live music, workshops run by industry professionals, film screenings, and art exhibition, and much more. Online submission form, Vimeo or youtube link.

New festival added

April 7, 2015

Last call: Strawberry Shorts Film Festival

April 7, 2015

Strawberry Shorts Film Festival (UK) 04/18/15
online submission form, then send in DVD with permission slip
Films can be of any genre but should be less than 20 minutes long.

Passenger Bar

April 7, 2015

Passenger Bar 4/24/15
Monthly Monday Night Short Film Screening. It is an opportunity for local filmmakers to screen their work for free while interacting with other great artists. Top of the game guest judges are selected and great prizes are given away. There are no fees involved. Submit your work and let it be shown. There are different themes shown each month. I.E. Screening May 4th for Comedic Shorts. Checkout our Facebook page for upcoming themes. All short video links must be sent to passengerbar@gmail.com  The only requirements are that you MUST be 21 +, in NY at the time of the screening and be in attendance. Please feel free to contact Passenger with any questions..though it is as simple as sending us the link to your short. online submission.


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