SiciliAmbiente – Documentary Film Festival San Vito Lo Capo

February 20, 2015

SiciliAmbiente – Documentary Film Festival San Vito Lo Capo 4/30/15
The aim of SiciliAmbiente Festival is to promote independent documentary cinema and to encourage creative exchange and networking among the directors. NOTE: submission is only free for non-competitive section called “Short Movies for Kids” (maximum length 30 minutes) Films dealing with the following themes may participate:  Environment, Anthropology, Human Rights, Biodiversity, War, Integration, Civil Rights, Sustainable Development and the Relationship between Man and the Environment. DVD submission.

Upcoming animation festival deadlines

February 17, 2015

Animocje 2/18/15
ANIMOCJE Festival (taking place in Bydgoszcz – North Western Poland) starts admitting movies for the competition. Creators from all over the world can submit their animations – features, experimental animations and video clips. Online or by mail.

Supertoon (Croatia) 3/15/15
Supertoon International Animation Festival is a specialized international competition festival for short animated films. Categories: Short Animated Films , Films for Children and Youth, Animated Music Videos, Animated Commercials, Animated Title Sequences. Submission online or by post.

A few updates

February 14, 2015

Sh2ort: a global 1 minute film competition 2/20/15
Give us your unique perspective on the theme of water and be in with a chance of winning a film-making masterclass with BAFTA-nominated director Shekhar Kapur and one the latest Fujifilm cameras. We’d like to see an original take – it could be through the lens of thirst or floods, a drama set in a car wash, or a portrait of the man who waters plants in your local park. Online.

On the Line Film Festival 3/20/15
Note: only free for MINNESOTA MADE Films and MINNESOTA MADE Music Videos. The first annual On the Line Film Festival will take place August 2015. It will be a celebration of independent film created by filmmakers from around the world, held in ST. PAUL, Minnesota. Online submission.

May Day Sustainability Short Film Festival 3/20/15
All shorts must be no more than 40 minutes in length with special consideration given to quality films under 10 minutes in length. All submissions must be original works created by the person submitting to our festival (filmmaker, producer, etc.) who must own all rights. Online submissions.

Student International Film Festival 4/01/15
STIFF (Student international film festival Rijeka) is an international film festival dedicated to student films. Launched in 2014, it aims to bring the best student productions from all over the globe to Rijeka and present it to local audience, especially fellow students. Online submission.

New listings

February 12, 2015

Cinema Spectacular II 2/16/15
Please read submission rules before submitting your film!A unique, curated, all-Canadian cinema experience! Short films, music videos, feature film trailers, and webseries content made by truly independent, low-to-no budget filmmakers! Online.

Middle East Talents Awards 3/1/15* site states 4/1/15
Pixelhunters, 3D Artist, The Chaos Group, CG Record and Stylus Copywriting are pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the annual Middle East Talents Awards competition (META) an initiative of Dr. Ani Atanasova (CEO Pixelhunters), established in order to bring to light the enormous untapped and undiscovered creative talent that exists in the Middle East. META seeks participation by all those who possess strong interest in the digital arts, in order that we may recognize flourishing talent and support striving artists by providing them a platform to showcase their creative talents. Artists will enter in their work to the contest to be reviewed by a panel of leaders in the Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) industry, whose criteria for judging submissions will include innovativeness, creativity, and uniqueness. Online.

National Puppetry Festival 4/31/15
The biennial National Puppetry Festival attracts hundreds of puppetry professionals and enthusiasts. Accepted films will be eligible for festival awards. Accepted filmmakers may be offered opportunities for festival presentations. Additional screening or distribution opportunities may be extended to any submitted film. Films should make use of the screen as a stage. Documentaries acceptable. features and shorts produced within the past 5 years. Vimeo or Youtube.

February updates

February 6, 2015

Oak Cliff Film Festival 2/6/15*
Note: only free for Student Shorts- must submit by above deadline (USA Filmmakers Only).  The Oak Cliff Film Festival seeks to showcase the best of independent and brave filmmaking of all stripes from Texas-based filmmakers, as well as the rest of the country and the world. Online submission.

Animate Dubai 2/8/15
By submitting your animation, ANIMATE DUBAI provides you the opportunity to debut your artistry alongside some of the industry’s most prestigious names. Send an email to enclosing the filled in entry form (with the link to download the preview screener) and the additional materials.

Khajuraho International Film Festival 2/16/15
Entries are invited from Indian & International film makers for ‘Khajuraho International Film Festival’, being held at Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh (India. categories; 1.Feature Films 2.Non-Feature Films 3.Films Shot in Madhya Pradesh 4.Films Directed by Students. Online or DVD submission.

University of Montana Senior Shorts Competition 2/23/15
The University of Montana seeks short films from High School seniors interested in attending The University of Montana in Fall 2015. The films can be in any genre, on any subject and must be 15 minutes or under. Any high school senior from anywhere around the world can submit their film. Upload.

Kickstarter for a new animation by the creators of The Bigger Picture

February 4, 2015

I wanted to share this kickstarter campaign by the creators of The Bigger Picture, which is in the running for an Academy Award for Short film. If funded, it will allow them to create a new large scale stop motion film. You can see the project HERE. I am sure they would greatly appreciate your support.



February 2, 2015

Choreoscope 7/31/15
Choreoscope is the International Dance Film Festival of Barcelona. The main idea is to make dance films available not only for the more specialized audience, but also a broader audience, those who prefer non-commercial movies, the experimental movies, those who are eager to experience different types of movie narrative. Submit through Festhome.


January 26, 2015

60 Seconds film festival (Copenhagen) 3/1/15
60 second movie about a theme (exactly 60 seconds) : CLOSE UP. Title and credits should not be placed in the movie. 60 Seconds festival will add the title and credits. Send the participation sheet to: enter(ad) , the festival will then send you a mail with a link to upload your film.

Additions to the lists

January 25, 2015

Cine Pobre – The Low Budget High Intellect Film Festival – Building Creative Bridges (La Paz, Mexico) currently accepting entries
Building creative bridges by awarding no & low-budget filmmakers & audiences with moments of radical Americanization. DVD submission by mail.

Miscon International Short Film Festival (Missoula, Montana) 2/28/15
Our mission here at the MisCon International Short Film Festival is simple: to provide a rewarding place for innovative and creative beings from all over planet Earth to display their talents in the Art of Film making. Entries may be in any style, but they must be related in some fashion to the following genres: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or Horror. Entries must be longer than 1 minute, and shorter than 30 minutes. DVD submission.

Top Shorts 3/1/15 ***note: only march 1st, early bird deadline is free***
Top Shorts is a new online film festival, showcasing outstanding short films from around the world to an audience of film fans and filmmakers. We accept short films (up to 20 minutes) in the following genres: Animation, Documentary and Narrative. Story-based films, which can be in the form of narrative (fiction), documentary (non fiction), or animation. Online Submission

Golden Apricot International Film Festival (Armenia) 04/15/15
Documentary, all genres. 35mm and DVD.

Tuzla Film Festival 7/1/15
Fourth Tuzla Film Festival is planned as a international film festival, which will be in addition to South Slavic movies, also showing movies from all over the world. We are in process of establishing contacts in all European countries to achieve the cooperation and showing movies from these countries. online submission.

Boise Student International Video Festival

January 10, 2015


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