Hi all-
Some of the postings below I have had on the list already, but the deadlines are approaching, and I wanted to include in an email blast.

best of luck,

THE WAY 6/29/18
The WAY Film Festival is a week of summer outdoor screenings
of documentary travel and road movies from all over the world. We collect roads and stories.  What is the travel about? Why did you start this journey? And which purposes do you have? Searching of new medical approaches or missing father… We will see how will it be at the end. Just join us on the way

GIRAF 7/15/18
Is looking for animation submissions, in all styles, genres, lengths, and mediums. Our programs are a strong, eclectic mix of animation, representing the best of the medium from claymation to CG. We focus on presenting independent animation that pushes boundaries through the use of new techniques, unique visions, and stimulating subject matter.

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 7/31/18
Welcome to the hub airport of animation. This autumn, the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2018 will screen animated films from all around the world at the terminal building of New Chitose Airport, which connects Hokkaido with the rest of the world. The festival was launched in 2014 as the first festival ever held inside an airport’s terminal building. The festival’s third edition last year received more than 2,000 film entries, which drew more than 33,000 attendance as well as Japanese and international guests. Animated Features.

PRIMANIMA is a festival, which is exclusively dedicated to up-and-coming animation artists from all over the world! The competition programme of PRIMANIMA is divided between- WORKSHOP AND STUDENT WORKS (stuff you make during your studies or at animation workshops) DIPLOMA FILMS (the film you finish your academic studies with) DÉBUT ANIMATIONS (your first film made without school background) FILMS FOR CHILDREN (your student, diploma or first film made for children) PRIMANIMA will take place for the 6th time in the town of Budaörs (in the suburbs of Budapest, Hungary)

ANIMAC 10/31/18
International Animation Film Festival of Catalonia is a not-for-profit cultural event organised by Lleida City Council and supported by the Department of Culture of the Government of Catalonia and other public and private bodies.


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LINOLEUM International Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival 6/30/18
LINOLEUM festival aims to support animation artists and to promote animation worldwide. The objective of the Festival is to encourage and celebrate creativity among animators and media artists; popularize contemporary animation and media art in Ukraine. Festival accepts animation shorts of any genre and technique under 30 min

Klik Animation Festival (Amsterdam) 7/01/18* student deadline
KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival is six days jam-packed with animation awesomeness. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re an animation fanboy/girl, animation professional, student, or designer. Brace yourself for a dazzling showcase of the world’s best animated shorts and features, matched with fine presentations, workshops and zany parties. Immerse yourself in absolute animation frenzy and take part in this warm celebration of all that is animation.

Mequinensa International Film Festival 7/31/18
Mequinensa International Film Festival is looking for music videos Water-related Music Videos not longer than 20 minutes. Non-competitive section..(note: other sections have a fee)



Mountainfilm Graz 2018 ddl today

Mountainfilm Graz 6/20/18
Supports and promotes the culture of mountain, adventure and nature filmmaking. Its focus lies on good stories and their cinematic realisation. The films chosen for competition will be presented to a large audience in public screenings. Filmmakers will also be able to get into contact with other specialists in their field. An international jury will judge the films, which have been chosen in advance by a pre-selection committee. This jury will award the “Grand Prix Graz” as the main prize and four prizes in the categories mentioned below. Additionally, a prize for the best Austrian film is awarded. Films may be submitted by registered film producers, television companies, professional filmmakers such as cameramen and -women, directors and writers of screenplays. In addition, films by students of film schools and academies are accepted.

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Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition

Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition 8/15/18
2018 is Ó Bhéal’s ninth year screening International poetry-films, and sixth year featuring this competition. Up to thirty films will be shortlisted and screened during the festival in October. One winner will receive the Indie Cork / Ó Bhéal prize for best Poetry-Film. The festival takes place between the dates of the 7th and the 14th October, 2018. Entry – send email to poetryfilm [at] – including the following info in an attached word document: Name and duration of Film, Name of director, Country of origin, Contact details, Name of Poet, Name of Poem, Synopsis, Filmmaker biography, and a Link to download a high-resolution version of the film. You may submit as many entries as you like. Films must interpret, or convey a poem which must be present in its entirety, having been completed no earlier than August 2016. They may not exceed 10 minutes in duration. Non-English language films will require English subtitles. The final shortlist will be announced here during September. Shortlisted films also appear in Ó Bhéal’s poetry-film touring programme, at a number of film and literary festivals, to date including the Clare Island Film Festival, Belfast Film Festival, Stanzas in Limerick, the Cyclops festival in Kiev, Poemaria in Vigo and at the Madeira Literary Festival (2018). Shortlisted entries are also screened throughout the year from Ó Bhéal’s competition shortlist archive (in random), at the start of each Ó Bhéal poetry evening. This year’s entries are judged by filmmaker Oonagh Kearney and poet Anamaria Crowe Serrano.

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Fredrikstad Animation Festival (Norway) 07/01/2018*
Fredrikstad Animation Festival (FAF) is organized by Norsk Animasjonsforum. The object of the festival is to promote screening of animation and increase the awareness of animated expressions in the Nordic-Baltic countries. Fredrikstad Animation Festival is a Cartoon d´Or partner festival, and is obliged to nominate a film to the Cartoon d´Or Award.

Cinemagic is looking for imaginative and original films made by young people (age 25 and younger). The films can be about anything at all fact or fiction, comedy or drama, news program or documentary. PLEASE NOTE: THE COMPETITION IS ONLY OPEN TO YOUNG FILMMAKERS AGED 25 AND UNDER LIVING IN THE UK AND IRELAND. FILMS ARE TO BE NO LONGER THAN 10 MINUTES.

Stuttgarter Filmwinter Festival for Expanded Media (Germany) 09/01/2018
The Stuttgarter Filmwinter-Festival for Expanded Media seeks for current positions in the fields of short and experimental films, installations, network culture, AV performances and live-acts. The festival offers a platform for film and media art in discourse and practice.

Torino Film Festival 9/03/18
The Torino Film Festival’s purpose is to constitute a meeting point for contemporary international cinema and to provide the opportunity for a discussion on all its perspectives and artistic trends. The Festival pays particular attention to emerging cinemas and young filmmakers. In its competitive sections, it promotes awareness of films by new directors whose works are characterized by strong formal and stylistic research.

International Film Festival zubrOFFKa 9/9/18
We are waiting for your new works! Submit your films to one of our eight competitions. Perhaps, thanks to this, you will get tickets to the magical land of bison and, more importantly, to our festival!

Animateka Film Festival (Slovenia) 09/5/2018
The moment to submit your new animated gem to the 15th edition of the Animateka International Animated Film Festival has come – 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!

Canaltown Short Spooky Movie Festival (aka Spookyfest) * (roughly 9/22)
A diverse selection of short, spooky, moving picture shorts presented live, in downtown Honesdale, Pennsylvania, USA. A popular, audience vote determines which shorts take home the custom crafted Spooky Awards (aka Spookies) at the end of the night. *note: festival takes place in october, and deadline is usually a month prior.

South West London International Film Festival (UK) 9/30/18
The SWIFF International Film Festival offers independent filmmakers and photographers from around the globe the opportunity to have their work seen by award-winning judges, fellow filmmakers and a broad public audience.. *Free to submit in the under 18 category