Call for Short Canadian Documentaries- Deadline today

July 31, 2015

Ottawa Indie Fest 07/31/15
Ottawa Indie Fest has entered into a partnership agreement with One World Arts regarding a “Call for Short Canadian Documentaries” for its 2015 edition of the One World Film Festival. Launched in 1989, the One World Film Festival has become Ottawa’s longest running annual documentary film festival focused on social justice, human rights and environmental issues. Currently Ottawa Indie Fest is seeking submissions for short Canadian documentaries for One World Film Festival’s 2015 program. Online submission through FilmFreeway.

Young Filmmakers Competition

July 28, 2015
YOUKI 2015 (Austria) 8/10/15
International Competition. Eligible are young people withindividual or group works, home or school projects. Toparticipate in theYOUKI competition young peoplemust be between the ages of 10 and 26 (at the time of production). The competitionis divided into three age groups  (10–14 | 15–20 | 21–26 years old). Max. film length is 20 minutes. Online submission.

Festival Transterritorial de Cine Underground

July 26, 2015

Festival Transterritorial de Cine Underground 8/7/15
Films from the undergound, self-managed, decentralized and free distribution. Environmental and audiovisual tools used for pure joy, happiness, disinformation, emotional connection, television detoxification, collective cooperation, social creation of art, the multiplication of free cinema and more …The festival is a social tool viewable and controlled. It is an annual event, managed in a friendly network in cities across the continent, which displays unpublished, experimental or out of the system, linking non-conventional spaces, creating a common grid and a shared mission, fruit of a collective intelligence and the freedom of speech. Online submission.

Showcase of Vertical Cinema

July 26, 2015

Adelaide Film Festival (AFF) will co-present a 9:16 special event, A Showcase of Vertical Cinema, and is calling for entries to premiere at the event. Online Submission.

Ongoing Opportunities

July 26, 2015

Fright Night Theatre (ongoing)
Throughout the year, we screen feature-length and short films as part of our competitive Fright Night Theatre Programme and our noncompetitive showcase programme “Fright Night Theatre Presents.” Canadian and International filmmakers and distributors are invited to submit feature and short films (both current and classic) in the horror, cult, and exploitation genres.

Docs In Progress 8/15/15
 For Docs In Progress Screening at George Washington University in Washington DC in October 2015.  We are accepting rough cuts of short or feature documentaries (up to 90 minutes max) AND For WIFV/Docs In Progress Documentary Roundtable at Docs In Progress in Silver Spring on the evening of Monday, September 14, 2015.  Trailers or up to 10 minutes or a scene only. DC/MD/VA-based filmmakers only. Films can be about any topic. DVD or online link.

Interference Festival / Mumbai International Film Festival

July 26, 2015

Interference Festival (Poland) 8/14/15
An open international competition under the headline “Freedom of Form”, organised as part of the Interference Festival, inviting entries of visual works in one of four main competition categories.
1. FOUND FOOTAGE [max 5 mins], 2. VIDEO CLIP [max 10 mins], 3. CREATIVE ADVERTISING PIECE [max 5 mins], 4. EXPERIMENTAL SHORT VISUAL PIECE [max 8 mins], Submission online or by post.

Mumbai International Film Festival 9/30/15
MIFF is one of the most prestigious festival in the documentary, short and animation genre at par with International Film Festivals like Leipzig, Berlin, Oberhausen, Cracow and Tampere etc. Made in India by Indian citizen. Submit online or by post.

Japan Media Arts Festival

July 21, 2015

I already had this festival listed, but it hadn’t opened yet when I posted it. They were kind enough to send an update and let me know the call for entries had opened. Sounds really cool….

best of luck,



19th Japan Media Arts Festival 9/9/15
The Japan Media Arts Festival is 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. Works completed or released between September 3, 2014 and September 9, 2015 are eligible for entry in the four divisions – Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga. Submission online or by post.

Recent updates

July 21, 2015

Hi all-
The following festivals were submitted to my noentryfeefests blog. Starting with the Black Bx, I want to mention that I have noticed an increase in “online festivals”. As I post any type of venue or screening and support all types of presentation, I mention it so that you take notice if you are only interested in live screenings and/or aren’t ready to have your work presented online. (Some online festivals do not require an upload of the work, some are judged offline and have a monthly contest, the winners of which are presented in a live screening, it really varies).

as always… best of luck,



The Black Bx 8/8/15
The Black Bx, debuting in September 2015, is seeking international, experiemental, avant-garde, underground, nontraditional and/or contemporary short videos or films for online showcase. Selections will be screened on for one month. Special commentary on selections will also be featured. Commentary will be written by selected filmmakers, writers, or professors. Under 20 minutes. Submit: Artist, Director or Filmmaker Statement and Biography, Description and Scope of Work. Must exemplify aspects of cinema outside of traditional Hollywood narrative structure. Submission online.

International Open Film Festival (IOFF) 8/15/15
note: only a few categories are free for submission on above earlybird deadline (scroll down list when submitting on FilmFreeway)
International Open Film Festival  (IOFF) is an initiative to explore the film with no border and it`s an independent film festival. If selected, entrants agree and understand, that their film shall screen in either or both, our live festival event and/or our online festival event that utilizes our virtual theater platform. Entrants also understand that the technology of the virtual theater that is unique to our system and is unlike any other utilized by any online festival throughout the world. Submission online.

The cultural association LA SCATOLA BLU promotes the contest for animated shorts ENJOY! ANIMATED SHORT FILM CONTEST 2015, that will take place within the film exhibition “ENJOY! Film animati d’autore” at the Cineporti di Puglia/Bari, from September 24 to October 22 2015. Every Thursday the viewing of an animated feature selected among the excellence of international animation will be preceded by animated short films in competition. Produced after January 1st 2013, Max. duration of 5 min.. Any conventional or experimental animation technique regarding any subject. non-offensive in compliance with issues such as sex, race, language, religion and political opinions. Submission online or by post.

“TV has attacked us all our lives, now we fight back. Now we make our own TV/Nam June Paik” 10/1/15
Broadcast twice a week, Saturday and Sunday, on Odessa regional cable TV and Radio channel “Odessa”, Ukraine (partner of the project) and is curated by Mariia Gonchar. Video file format: mpeg, pal, 720 x 576 pixels. Max. 30 min. Non English, Russian or Ukraine dialogue/subtitles: English time-text correspondence is required. Text information required for submission: Artist name: Project title: Project Description: Date/Location of Documentation of Project: Credit Line: 5 Film stills .jpeg files no more than 5MB. Links to websites, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.. If you are interested in participating in project, please send listed above information in e-mail with attached files to

60hr Film Challenge 10/1/15
Colchester Film Festival is hosting its annual 60 hour Film Challenge from 2nd – 5th of October 2015. Over 200 films were completed at last year’s challenge. Filmmakers from across the world are challenged to write shoot and edit a film between 2 and 5 minutes in length in just 60 hours. The challenge begins on Friday 2nd October at 8pm (BST). Teams will receive an e-mail containing a title, line of dialogue and prop/action they must include in their films. Each team has to make their films over the weekend (3rd-6th October) and upload their final films to our Vimeo group no later than Monday 5th October 8am (BST). The shortlisted films will be screened and the winners announced at Colchester Film Festival on Saturday 24th October. Submission Online.

Censored in Canada

July 12, 2015

Censured In Canada 10.31/15
CENSURED IN CANADA is an underground film festival that aims to free limits on exhibition and expression in Canada. A platform for Canadian-based artists and work marginalized by Canadian festivals and institutions – whether it was due to a lack of “right” credentials / connections; or the work challenges aesthetic / cultural / social norms. We featured 21 premieres in our inaugural 2015 lineup. Since Canada’s Bill C-51 received ‘Royal Assent’ from Governor General in June 2015, any form of dissent that is not “in line with mainstream” or “causes a negative impact” on Canada’s economy can be deemed as an act of terrorism. CENSURED IN CANADA has become one of the few remaining places that aims to protect the remaining vestiges of freedom of art and expression in Canada. Submit online

August updates

July 11, 2015

Singapore International Film Festival 8/21/15
The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is the largest and longest-running film event in Singapore. Founded in 1987 by Geoffrey Malone and L. Leland Whitney, the Festival focuses on showcasing international films and providing a global platform for the best of Singapore cinema. Over the decades, it has grown to become an iconic date in the Singapore arts calendar.
With its focus on groundbreaking Asian cinema, this prestigious event is known for its dynamic programming and commitment to the development of a vibrant local film culture. Always at the forefront of independent filmmaking, SGIFF continues to be a platform for both established and aspiring filmmakers to showcase their films to an audience of local and international film buffs. Submit online or by post.

Living Arts Animation Festival 8/28/15
The Living Arts Animation Festival features short film animations submitted locally and from around the world. Animations may be stop-motion, Claymation, 2-D animation, 3-D animation or cut-outs, to name a few. Films must be 5 minutes and under. Curator Mery McNett will determine the festival selections. If your animation is selected you will be notified by email on Friday, September 11, 2015 and your film will be presented at the Living Arts Animation Festival on Friday, September 28, 2015, 8pm at Living Arts (307 E MB Brady St Tulsa) Submit online or by post.


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