Skinny Short Film Competition

March 24, 2015

Skinny Short Film Competition 6/30/15 (UK filmmakers only)
To reflect The Skinny’s UK-wide presence, we’ve now opened our search to filmmakers from across the UK in a bid to find the best micro-budget short film (a short made for less than £1000) produced this year. We’ve teamed up with Olympus, who’ll present the winning filmmaker(s) with a package of film-making equipment worth over £3000. “We are delighted to be associated with The Skinny Short Film Competition and look forward to seeing some high quality entries,” said Mark Thackara of Olympus. “The winner will receive some exceptional new generation hardware.” As with last year’s competition, the winning filmmaker(s) will go on to make a second short film, which will receive its world premiere at the 2016 Glasgow Short Film Festival. YouTube or Vimeo link to your film, along with a short description, to Films should be produced by UK-resident individuals or groups and must be: under 15 minutes long, produced between May 2014 and June 2015, not available for public viewing online.

Some updates

March 22, 2015

A Film for Peace Festival 03/30/15
A FILM FOR PEACE Festival intends to promote peace and dialogue among all people and social groups. DVD. Films, documentary or fiction, must focus on the theme of peace, wartime conflict, civil war or human rights.

Etheria Film Festival 3/31/15
Showcased the talents of emerging female genre filmmakers. Etheria will select and screen the best new short fantasy and science fiction films directed by women from all over the world. Vimeo or You tube link.

Vancouver Queer Festival 4/1/15
We seek work that confronts stereotypes, pushes boundaries, arouses and tantalizes, and above all, highlights the tremendous diversity of queer artists, locally, nationally and internationally. Online or dvd submission.


March 22, 2015

Hi all!
Here are some newly added festival deadlines.

best of luck,

tracy miller-robbins

Ohio Shorts (Columbus, OH) 3/30/15
Wexner Center.One entry per person. DVD, Vimeo or YouTube link and entry form. Pieces must be independently produced, no longer than 20 minutes, and produced in Ohio within the last 18 months.

Minute Festival (Brazil) 3/31/15 online submission
Free Theme, How I made my One Minute Film or Animation. One Minute Festival was created in 1991 and has inspired the breeding of over 50 “one minute festivals” all around the world. Since 2007, the Festival has become permanent and online. The Festival lanches themes and monthly rewards the best works. All the vídeos are evaluated by a team of curators. The trusteeship’s grade is expressed through the number of little clocks and the public`s grade is shown by the number of stars. One Minute Festival also could be called Ideas’s Festival, once idea is the most relevant criterion used in the vídeos evaluation.

Media City Film Festival 04/10/15
Media City is an annual international festival of film and video art presented in Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan since 1994. Submission by mail.

A Film for Peace Festival 04/30/15
A FILM FOR PEACE Festival intends to promote peace and dialogue among all people and social groups.  Films, documentary or fiction, must focus on the theme of peace, wartime conflict, civil war or human rights. DVD submission.

Concorto Film Festival (Italy) 05/15/15
Concorto Film Festival is an exhibition intended for lovers of cinema, both audience and professionals. The purpose is to promote and circulate short films and to and to generate contacts among audience, young directors and professionals.

Student Academy awards 06/01/15
The Student Academy Awards is a film competition conducted by the Academy and the Academy Foundation. Four categories: Animation, Documentary, Narrative and Alternative. Maximum running time is 40 minutes, Electronic submission.








The following festivals were recently submitted to my blog

March 19, 2015

OFF – Odense International Film Festival 4/1/15
This is Denmarks International Short Film Festival – with a lot of competion program , focus programs and off screen events. Also it is Denmark’s first Oscar qualifying film festival. online via

The Festival is open to filmmakers worldwide. The films submitted must have completed their production from January 1, 2014. The maximum duration shall not exceed 30 minutes for the short films, and over 60 minutes for the feature lengths. It is imperative that the films whose original version is not in Spanish, should be subtitled in Spanish. online Click for Festivals

UPIKE Film & Media Arts Festival 4/15/15
The UPIKE Film & Media Arts Festival seeks to promote the art of filmmaking in the tri-state area surrounding the University of Pikeville in Kentucky.  We are only accepting entries that were shot in or produced by filmmakers from the states of Kentucky, Virginia, or West Virginia.  Films of all types and lengths from pros, college students, high school students, and middle school students are all welcome!. Online

Festivals with deadlines in April / May

March 18, 2015

Monterrey International Film Festival (Mexico) 4/17/15
Local, national and international films. Any subject. Shorts max. 29 minutes. Full-length films over 60 minutes. Medium-length films will not be accepted in any category. Online submission. (free submission through festival website)

Anibar International Animation Festival (Kosovo) 4/30/15
Aibar International Animation Festival is the only festival of the kind in Kosova, and one of the greatest events in the country. Since the beginning, the festival is organized and held in various settings in the city of Peja. Less than 30 minutes long (including credits). All films must be presented in Original Language, and must be subtitled in English. Online submission form or reelport.

International Short Film Festival of Bueu (Spain) 4/30/15
All kind of short films can participate in the festival, irrespective of genres (except documentaries). Works will not be more than 30 minutes long. Those short films whose language is different of Spanish or Galicien must be subtitled in one of them or in English.Participants can present the number of works that they want. DVD submission or link to file download. (No youtube or vimeo)

Rozafa Animfest (Skhodra, Albania) 5/01/15
Focuses on animation for children and youth (and films made by children and young people).

Grenada Afterglow

March 16, 2015

The Grenada AfterGlow 7/15/15
Note: Free submission only for High School Students. We’re looking for short films – around 30 minutes and under. This festival is family friendly, just something to keep in mind when submitting. Entry Categories: “Feel Good”, Documentary,  Narrative, Experimental, Other. Film Freeway submission.

New festivals just added

March 16, 2015

We invite all short filmmakers from across the world to join Nowruz celebration short film festival by send their short films on the theme of NOWRUZ (the new day, to celebrate spring). Please send your HD short film link, up to 20 minutes, along with the submission form and send to Genre : Documentary, Fiction, Animation and  Comedy all about Nowruz. online.

Without Words Film Festival 9/15/15
“Without Words Film Festival” celebrates once a year since 2014, video art that uses words only to announce its title and author. The theme of “Without Words Film Festival” 2015 is: “Time distortions”. online.

Sixty Second Film Festival, Vashon, WA

March 16, 2015

I posted this earlier and it didn’t seem to be  open for entries- but I think it is now.

best of luck,


the sixty second film festival 5/01/15 (Vashon, WA) * last year’s deadline was 5/1
From the site: I started the film festival as a way to get interesting and creative people together to watch interesting and creative films; films that might not otherwise be seen. The event is free, and always will be. There will be beer, wine, cider and chocolate (also, free.) You can make the film on your iPhone, fancy SLR camera, or 16mm Bolex. upload.

PBS Online Film Festival

March 16, 2015

Sorry for the short notice- this turned up in a google search…

best of luck,


PBS Online Film Festival 3/17/15
CET & ThinkTV are proud to be partnering with PBS to bring you the 2015 PBS Online Film Festival. Submissions are now being accepted for the festival. We are looking for short films, 3-15 minutes in length, that are both thought-provoking and entertaining. All submitted films will need to be cleared for streaming and YouTube. Mail or Dropbox, or other link.

Cartoon Forum

March 11, 2015

Cartoon Forum 2015 (European only) 5/13/15
Only one TV project can be submitted per company. The submitted project must be: An animation project of a minimum running time of 26 minutes, In state of development, European. Online Submisssion.


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