Reminder: Northwest Animation Festival deadline September 1st

August 29, 2015

Hi all- I just received a reminder note from the organizers of the Northwest Animation Festival, final days of free entry….
The Northwest Animation Festival is now accepting submissions for 2016. Entry is FREE if you get your film in by Sept 1. Complete the online entry form in under five minutes. Send your film using Vimeo, Dropbox, or whatever service you like best. NW Animation Fest is the largest showcase of animated films in the USA. Organizers plan to screen 200+ entries from around the world over the course of ten days in two cities. Submit here:

August 29, 2015

Hi all,
I will be doing more updates soon. I have a master list, but there are a few sites I will also be recommending as a way to find new opportunities, such as the Vimeo Festival and Contest Forum. Below are some opportunities that I recently found there.

Best of luck

Bliss Film Night (ongoing)
We’re Bliss and we organize a recurring film night that brings the hidden gems of online cinema to a bigger screen. We’re looking for great stories to share. If you have a short film of under 20 minutes, check out our website for the things we look for in a film. For each night we create a coherent selection of short films totaling a run time of an hour and a half. Our next film night is scheduled for Saturday September 5th in Amsterdam. We’re still taking suggestions, so send us your film to be part of it! Online submission.

International Festival “Timelapse Showfest” 08/31/15
After three successful editions, this fourth edition of the Festival evolves again for a series of activities that will develop in the coming months until the Show to be held in giant screen and Digital Cinema. Online Submission.

Taiwan International Children’s Film Festival (TICFF) 10/31/15
We are looking for Dramatic Shorts、Dramatic Features、Animations and Television Programs for children 12 and under.
A cash prize of US$4,000 and a trophy will be awarded to each winner in categories above. Online submission.


August 28, 2015

Hi all,
I retweeted the Hakker Short Film Festival on twitter, but wanted to mention it here. It is due in a couple days and requires dvd submission, but it is in nyc, and sounds like fun. I have also included a couple festivals that were sent to me recently. If you run a film festival, don’t hesitate to fill out the submission form. It might take me a couple days, but I will post it, especially with a friendly reminder.
best of luck,

Hakker Short Film Festival 8/31/15
Hakker Short Film Festival is pleased to invite filmmakers to submit short films for screening at this year’s festival, which will be held September 20th, 2015 at The Half Pint in New York City from 2:00pm – 6:00pm. Any genre. Limit of 18 minutes, 18 seconds. DVD submission. (2 copies)

Caminhos Film Festival 9/11/15* free if received by early bird ddl
Caminhos Film Festival is not just about the presentation of works by established authors. There is another component in this festival which makes it unique in the country: the highlighting of filmmakers who has just began their careers, on the “Essays Selection”. On this International Essays Selection, we aim to promote filmmakers, and their schools, from all over the world and establish a comparative point-of-view with Portuguese Academic Film Production. The best projects will be selected and presented to a dedicated jury, which then award the prize for best international essay. Online submission.

Monsoon Asia Film Festival 10/02/15
Festival will first take place in Taoyuan on 21-29 , 2015. Share your short film with our local audiences! Screenings will take place at official festival venues, including, but not limited to: Taoyuan city. Possible themes include, but not limited to: Migrant workers in Taiwan, storytelling of children with foreign parents; interracial relationship in Taiwan; transnational culture and identity; multicultural imaginations in Taiwan. Online submission.

‘Do it In Ten’ – Show Me The Animation’s monthly animation challenge

August 28, 2015

Do It In Ten
Hi all,
If you are looking for something to do in the last couple days of August, think about creating a do it in ten 10 second animation on the theme of “Late”. And if you don’t make this month’s challenge, check back for the September theme. ;)

best of luck

‘Do it In Ten’ is Show Me The Animation’s monthly animation challenge. The challenge is simple, we give you a theme and all you have to do is respond to that theme within a ten second animation.

We showcase every entry upon the Show Me The Animation website, in our App, and at our Animation nights. At the end of each month we then select a monthly winner who is put forward into a Best of challenge at the end of the year and be in with the chance of winning an animation goodie bag. 2014’s goodie bag consisted of The Art of Short Films (Paperback), Pixar Short Film Collection 1 & 2 (DVD) and The Boxtrolls (DVD).

Think you can ‘Do it In Ten?’. Take a look at the current challenge.

Leamington Underground Cinema Festival 2015 Kickstarter 53 hours to go

August 28, 2015

Hi all-
I think everyone who follows my blog and reads my posts has an interest in film festivals. Especially if you are in the UK, this kickstarter allows you to acquire items related to the festival, such as posters and passes. Check it out. I just thought it might be of interest to my readers, and help the festival keep costs low.

“LUC is a shady, subterranean film organisation that has been putting on film screenings and events since 2011 around the town of Leamington Spa as well as across the internet. We decided (probably after a night of heavy drinking) to put on our first festival in 2013.”


Updates to blog

August 19, 2015
10th Development Film Festival 9/5/15
We at centre for Development Communication, DHAN Foundation is organising Development Film Festival every year on different themes. This year we are going to organise this festival on the theme of SUSTAINING DEVELOPMENT. Submit online or by post.

Waterside I – 0 9/13/15
As part of Waterside Arts Centre’s 10th anniversary celebrations we are pleased to announce a series of micro commissions designed to showcase the work of emerging artists working within two-dimensional disciplines. We invite animators, multi-media artists, video artists, digital artists and photographers to submit work to be presented via the Waterside Art Centre’s 55-inch digital monitor. There will also be opportunities to utilise the wall space around the monitor for artists who wish to add supporting work. Submit Online.

Ludicious – Zürich Game Festival 10/4/15
Ludicious – Zürich Game Festival is a networking and exchange platform for independent game developers, which will take place for the second time from January 21 – 24, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland. With the «International Competition» Ludicious wants to find the most innovative games by emerging studios and young talents while the «Student Competition»  will honor the best student project. The competitions are free to enter, and a total prize money of € 12’000 will be awarded to the winners. Online submissions.


August 9, 2015

CineCity Film Festival (UK) 09/01/15
CINECITY are looking for films made by Brighton based film-makers for presentation during the 2015 festival as part of our Brighton Screenings strand. This year we are teaming up with the experienced film-makers on the teaching staff at Brighton Film School to make the selection. We are interested in shorts and feature length films, fiction, documentaries, animation, experimental and artists’ films. Online submission.

The Northwest Animation Festival

August 9, 2015
The Northwest Animation Festival 9/1/15* free until this date
Now accepting submissions for 2016. Complete the online entry form in under five minutes. Send your film using Vimeo, Dropbox, or whatever service you like best. NW Animation Fest is the largest showcase of animated films in the USA. Organizers plan to screen 200+ entries from around the world over the course of ten days in two cities.

Short Short Story Film Festival

August 6, 2015

Short Short Story Film Festival 10/23/15
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.  Online submission.

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.


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