Recent updates

The following posts that were added to the monthly lists, and here, were submitted by the festivals. If you run a festival or know of a festival- with no fee for artists to submit, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
best of luck,


The PhotoPhore, proud screening partner of Microwave Festival 2017, opens its call for artists “CYBER HUMAN LANDS“. The contest gives the possibility to 3 winners to be the protagonists of the first online exhibition hosted by the PhotoPhore and Microwave Festival.

TICFF, Taiwan International Children’s Film Festival 9/30/17 *extended deadline
Taiwan International Children’s Film Festival (TICFF) TICFF was founded by Public Television Service (PTS) in 2004. It is the first film and television festival in Asia dedicated entirely to children, with its mission to encourage quality children’s programming and to engage young local viewers with valuable access to the media. TICFF screens multicultural productions from around the globe and presents cash prize of USD 3500 to the Festival’s winning submissions.

CYFEST 2017/2018 Digital Cloudiness 10/01/2017
One of the largest international media art festivals, CYFEST was founded in St. Petersburg in 2007 by independent artists and curators. The festival promotes the emergence of new forms of art and high technology interactions, developing professional connections between artists, curators, engineers and programmers around the world and exposing wide audiences to the works in the field of robotics, video art, sound art and net art. Over the years, the festival has invited artists from Russia, USA, Germany, Japan, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Finland, Italy, the Philippines and other countries. During its existence, the festival has earned a reputation as the original and the most significant New Media event in Russia. Making a pivotal leap in 2013 — CYFEST’s 7th edition expanded for the first time outside Russia to Berlin, attracting over 10,000 visitors over 5 days. In 2014/2015, CYLAND & CYFEST reached further by branching to 5 innovative cities (St Petersburg, Moscow, Tokyo, Berlin, New York) on the Art & Tech frontier, strengthening cultural exchange among innovators. The annual CYFEST DIGITAL VIDEO ART PROGRAM is the curated selection of 10 – 15 short works (under 6 minutes in length) which are chosen from international submissions via an open call.

Short Short Story Film Festival 10/30/17
The Short Short Story Film Festival is a competitive international festival of films that tell a story in under six minutes. The festival celebrates brevity in filmmaking, with films from across the globe, both live-action and animated. The 11th edition of the festival will take place late November and early December 2017, in Providence, RI and Worcester, MA.

BODIES 01/31/2018
*BODIES Project* the open call for international videoartists
After ‘100×100=900’, ‘F.I.V.E.’ and ‘FOODS’, Magmart come back with a new, intriguing project! Discover more, read the call and participate!


New deadlines/festivals submitted to my blog

5th Viewer’s Choice Contest – Short Films & Documentaries 8/31/17
After the unprecedented success of our previous editions and on popular demand, we are pleased to announce the 5th Edition of Viewer’s Choice Contest. This contest provides an online platform to encourage and promote budding & talented film makers. It will also give the opportunity to new film makers to promote & monetize their film online and get rewarded financially. Six Sigma Films is a major Film Production House. It is amongst Top producers & distributors of Short films, videos, independent films online. It is also a top organizer of Film Conferences/Awards & Festivals. CATEGORIES OF THE CONTEST: 1. Short Category Short Films & Docs with duration upto 6 minutes, 2. Long Category, Short Films & Docs with duration upto 30 minutes*. FOR ENTRY FORM MAIL TO –

Big Terror Film Festival 9/16/17
Big Terror Film Festival, sponsored by Exploding Tarantula Entertainment is a festival just for horror shorts (run time under 75 minutes) Top selections are screening a Marietta Zombie Fest in Marietta, OH on Oct. 21 and all selections will stream on Exploding Tarantula’s website.

Taiwan International Documentary Festival 12/8/17
Founded in 1998, Taiwan International Documentary Festival (TIDF) is one of the major professional documentary festivals in Asia. We are looking for documentaries that are creative, relevant to social and human interests, and have unique points of view. We encourage innovative filmmakers and documentaries with experimental spirit. The TIDF competition consists three major categories, offering 11 awards and more than US$70,000 cash-prize. Filmmakers are encouraged to submit documentaries completed after December 1, 2016. All lengths welcomed. A Taiwan Premiere is requried. The entry deadline is December 8th, 2017. We accept only online submissions through the TIDF official website. The 11th TIDF will be held from May 4 to May 13, 2018. We are now warming up for filmmakers and audiences to experience a brand new edition in the lovely spring in Taiwan.


Butter Elbow Animation Festival

Butter Elbow Animation Festival (Chicago) 08/31/17
The first Butter Elbow Animation Festival (B.E.A.F.) was held in 2010 at the Op Shop 2 in Hyde Park on the south side of Chicago. The idea for B.E.A.F. was born after the production of an on-site, stop-motion animation by the Mobile Animation Station (M.A.S.), made up of 4 local Chicago animators: Vicky Yen, Wei-Lun Lin, Samantha Lotti, and Kiel Darling. While brainstorming in the space – a former Hollywood Video store – a member of the group started drawing on a newly painted chalk wall with their elbow. Within a couple of minutes all the group members had rolled up their sleeves and were holding their elbows up against the black wall, doodling. As Laura Shaeffer, the founder of the Op Shop drew a monkey on the wall, a photo was taken, and the picture became the poster for the first animation screening, and that was how the B.E.A.F. was born.

From BEAF Facebook post:
Hello Artists! Have you submitted your work yet?
Yes, you can easily do it by using your phone in your hands~~~ Fill out the form and join us!

Join us you talented people!

BEAF 2017

October updates

Hi all- It’s been a busy summer and I am just now catching my breath and taking a moment to update my festival lists.

best of luck,


Anima (Brussels) 10/01/17
The Festival considers all films in the following categories (see rules and regulations): International professional short films, International student or graduation films, International short films for a young audience, Feature films, Feature films for a young audience, Belgian short films, “Animated Night” short films, Commercials and music video.

Tricky Women Animation Festival (Vienna) 10/6/17
Tricky Women is the first and only festival of animated film that is dedicated exclusively to animation by women. Upload via shortfilmdepot or send by post.

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France) 10/10/17
International Competition. For films completed after october 2015. Maximum running time: 40 minutes Origin: All countries (except France). Festival screening format: DCP.

Cosmopolis Film Awards 10/13/17
The first film and video contest aimed at 2nd generation filmmakers and artists living in Italy.

Each year we receive round about 6.500 entries in total and it is our responsibility to select the best of them as the International Short Film Week Regensburg aims to present an adequate and representative selection of the enormous diversity of the worldwide short film making in the international competition. For German films there is the German Competition and regional productions can be seen in the “Window To Bavaria” and “Window To The Region”. All competition claim to be up to date: the shown films are not older than two years.

Animac (Spain) 10/31/2017
Animac is an International Animation Film Exhibition organized and produced by the Lleida City Council (Ajuntament de Lleida). Every single national or international producers or directors can participate in Animac.Each participant may submit as many films as desired, but they must fulfill the registration requirements. There is no length or production year of the film restriction.

Colchester Film Festival 60 Hour Film Challenge

60 hour Film Challenge 8/30/17 *Team registration deadline 23:59pm (UK Time)
Colchester Film Festival 60 Hour Film Challenge registration is now open. The challenge takes place from the 1st – 4th September 2017 and is FREE for anyone to enter. Previous winners have gone onto achieve unprecedented success, direct feature films and get noticed by major production companies. We challenge filmmakers from around the world to write, shoot and edit a film no longer than 5 minutes in just 60 hours. All the filmmakers are given is a title, line of dialogue and a prop/action that has to be included in the final film. The rest is up to you. It can be any genre or style so get your creative juices flowing and produce a masterpiece. The winners and runners up of the challenge will receive a variety of prizes from some of the world’s biggest film equipment and software manufactures and the shortlisted films will be screened at the 2017 Colchester Film Festival on Saturday 4th November. We’ll be announcing full details on our amazing judging panel and prizes soon.


September updates…

WENIFF – West Nordic International Film Festival 9/10/17
WENIFF is pleased to announce that call for entries is now open. We invite authors of documentaries, short fictions, animations and experimental film to submit their works for consideration. Films can be submitted using partner submission FILMFREEWAY at

Horror-on-Sea Film Festival, Essex, United Kingdom 09/15/17
If you would like us to consider your film for inclusion in the HOSFF 2015, when submitting – please include a brief synopsis of your film, including the name of the Director, the year your film was completed and your full contact details.

View Conference: View Awards (Italy) 09/15/17
VIEW Conference, the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX. Best Short: If you have made an animated short, a music video or a commercial using 2D/3D animation. We are interested in receiving your work. This contest is open to students and professionals. Maximum length 30 minutes. The best short will be evaluated on these categories: best design, best environments and best character. Social Contest: A short, video clip or commercial focusing on social themes. Game Contest: The game with the best gameplay, design and mechanics will win 500 euros. Best short by Italian artists: Italianmix is dedicated to the work of Italian artists made between 1 Jan 2015 and 15 September 2017. The work can be animated, experimental or documentary. maximum length is 30 minutes. Works need to have been made between 1 Jan 2015 and 15 September 2017.

Nihilist Film Festival (Los Angeles) 9/15/17
“If you’ve made a video that has appalled and offended other film festivals,”
says Nihilist Film Festival organizer Elisha Shapiro, “we’re looking for you.”
Artists and video-makers who want to submit videos for this year should send
an unprotected DVD (ntsc) copy to the: Nihilist Film Festival, Box 36422, Los Angeles, CA 90036, Include a self-addressed-stamped envelope if you want your DVD returned.

Animateka Film Festival (Slovenia) 09/20/2017
The call for short animated films in the Regional Short Animated Film Competition programme, the European Young Talents Competition programme, and The Elephant International Children’s Film Competition programme is officially open!

Gijon International Film Festival 9/20/17
Free entry for national competition and for those made in Asturias and/or by producers or filmmakers from Asturias, and produced after January 1st 2016.