screenings and… submit your animation loop

Hi all-
Hope everyone is staying healthy, happy and safe. Over the last few weeks I have been attending virtual festivals, online artist talks and a few workshops. I would love to hear about any that you want to share- with me and/or- with the noentryfeefests blog. The upcoming week is pretty busy with online screenings, list below if you want to check them out.

Also, a former student of mine, Sarah Schmidt (an awesome animator), organizes an eclectic screening of animated films created by artists, Malt Adult. As part of each screening, there is a call for loops- call- and screenings- listed below.


Malt Adult- Intermission Loop 4/27/21
Malt Adult is an animation screening based in Columbus ohio, current shows have been streaming on Vimeo. Every animation show, we have a 15-minute intermission. Our goal is to get our intermisison loop to loop 3 times in 15 min. Unfortunately, not all entries will be accepted. The more your entry has to do with the theme (“Place”), the more likely it will be accepted! Silent, 1920x1080p 24mps .gifs/.mp4s work best – though we can make most anything work. Loops longer than 15 seconds will not be accepted.

upcoming livestream & virtual screenings

Anny Nights NY, Sunday, April 25th, livestream 11am-11pm EST, available with (free) ticket

The Zome, Tuesday, April 27th 9pm EST, curated by Amy Logheart (info)

Malt Adult, Friday April 30th, 9pm EST, curated by Sarah Schmidt

Hellavision on Twitch TV, Saturday May 1st 8pm EST

more updates

Hi all, I am in the process of adding/updating. I am sending some deadlines that are today, in case you have something ready to send. Note, some festivals have restrictions, please note if they only accept for a certain region or demographic, or if they only offer free submission to a certain group such as students, or local filmmakers. Also, just a note about film freeway, since many of the festivals now use it- there is no charge to filmmakers to make an account and upload films, etc. to create a film festival package. If a festival does not charge a fee, there will be no cost.

best of luck,


UCLAxFilmFest 4/18/21
UCLAxFilmFest 2021 will take place virtually the weekend of August 27th, 28th and 28th! This year marks our sixth annual UCLAxFilmFest. Organized by the UCLA Extension Entertainment Studies team, the festival is designed to showcase the best short films by our current and former Entertainment Studies students.

CMIAR 4/18/21
To enter into this festival please your films production origin must be Ohio. The Columbus Moving Image Art Review (CMIAR) is a screening event for local Ohio artists, filmmakers, animators and anyone who uses moving images as a creative art form. CMIAR was developed by two local moving image artists Nicolette and Matt Swift to bring together moving image works of all modes of production in a single black box theatrical screening four times a year as well as uplift moving images in all its forms in Columbus through one off screenings around town at local Central Ohio festivals. CMIAR has also had the honor to partner with other arts organizations in Columbus to screen local films at the Independents Day Festival, Columbus Arts Festival, The Columbus, Museum of Art and more.

Descending Night Film Festival 4/18/21
A horror and sci-fi themed film event! Selected films will be shown at a screening in Sweden. The festival will also live stream so everyone can participate. This is a non-profit festival for independent filmmakers 

Comedy Europe Film Festival 5/21/21
(CEFF) aims to promote the importance of film comedy as an art form and an essential part of the European culture. The goal of the Festival is to recognize the highest achievements in European film comedy on a yearly basis.

some updates

Cinanima (Portugal): 05/31/21
The Call for Entries for the 45th edition of CINANIMA – – is now open. CINANIMA is the only Portuguese Film Festival whose Main Award may apply for the Oscar of the Academy for the Best Animation Short Film.

CINE HORROR Film Festival 5/31/21
The CINE HORROR Cinema Festival is an exhibition dedicated exclusively to fantatisc films (horror, thriller, trash, gore, b-movies, fantasy, sci-fi) happenning in the city of Salvador de Bahia. It’s sixth edition will go on in october 2021, presenting contemporary audiovisual works and also an historic rescue of the fantastic cinema. All submissions must be done by email

Women Over 50 Film Festival 6/8/21
Everyone is eligible to submit a film to Women Over 50 Film Festival. There’s no upper or lower age limit and it’s not only open to women. As long as your film centres on a woman over 50 or part of your core creative team is female and over 50, your film is eligible. Free submissions in student category.

Videomedeja International Video Festival (Serbia) 06/15/21
The 25th International Video Festival Videomedeja is planning to present the regular edition of the Festival, live in front of the audience in the screening room in Novi Sad, Serbia, but… Due to the new epidemiological situation caused by the COVID-19 virus or any emergency situation that may endanger human lives or prohibit gatherings and cultural events, for security reasons, there is a possibility that this year the Videomedeja festival will be realized via the Internet – online LIVE stream in real time. There will be no replays, nor will there be the possibility of delayed viewing. Access will be free, and registration will not be necessary, nor will there be geolocation restrictions. Your work will receive maximum protection against abuse (from downloading or similar) and immediately after the Festival program is over will no longer be available to the public. By registering for Festival 2021, you give permission for your work to be shown online via the LIVE video stream if necessary.

Busan International Film Festival (Korea) 06/23/21
The Festival accepts features, short films, documentaries and animation. The film must not be broadcasted on TV or available on the Internet prior to the Festival. Non-Asian short films are not open to submission. Deadline is for short films

Holebikort short film contest 6/30/21
Queer themed Short Film Contest. ‘Holebikort’, Belgium’s biggest queer shorts competition is back.

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival  6/30/21
on screen and online. Welcome to the hub airport of animation. This autumn, the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 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. Short Films.

BIAF (Korea) 6/30/21
International Animation Festival, which includes general competition section. Animation Film Festival with general competition section, which includes feature films, short films, graduation films, Korean short films, TV&Commissioned films and VR works. The festival is to spread the true charm of animation genre and to grow as an expert animation film festival in Asia. Deadline is for Short, Graduation, TV & Commissioned

Schlingel International Film Festival 7/1/21
SCHLINGEL is an independent film festival with international competitions and various additional events. It takes place annually. We conceive ourselves as a platform for international children’s and youth films in Germany. The festival gives an overview of current international productions and aims at motivating distributors and TV stations in Germany to integrate these films into their programmes. Only Feature Film category free to enter.

Fredrikstad Animation Festival (Norway) 07/1/21
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. Competition for Nordic-Baltic Animated short, student and commissioned film

Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival 7/1/21
We now invite all filmmakers, artists, distributors, producers, gallerists, universities and institutions to submit their most current works and projects to the 37th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival. The entire film program as well as the works for the exhibition Monitoring will be selected from all submissions. All installations of the exhibition Monitoring compete for the Golden Cube. A jury nominates films from the program for the other festival awards. We do not charge an entry fee and pay – as far as possible – a screening fee for the films of the regular film program.

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France) 7/5/21
Today, the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival is the world’s largest film festival dedicated to short films. In term of audience and professional presence, it is the second largest film festival in France after Cannes. – July 5th 2020 for films completed in 2019 (after October 1)

Virginia Film Festival 7/5/21* free to VA filmmakers
Every Fall, the VAFF showcases celebrated new narrative and documentary features, independent and international projects, fresh perspectives on timeless classics, and local filmmakers from throughout Virginia.. Virginia residents (including students at VA schools) are eligible to have their entry fee waived.

Local Sightings 7/12/21
Presented by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, the 24th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival [Online] is a virtual showcase of creative communities from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The 2021 program, which runs from September 17-26, features a competitive selection of curated short film programs and feature films, inviting regional artists to experiment, break, and remake popular conceptions around filmmaking and film exhibition.Local Sightings 2021 champions emerging and established talent, supports the regional film industry, and promotes diverse media as a critical tool for public engagement.

Every year POOL presents a selection of fascinating dance film productions from all over the world, making the event a meeting place for creatives in the fields of dance, film, fashion and advertisement. The focus of the festival is on films that not only record dance but create independent filmchoreographies through the intense interplay between dance and cinematic tools like camera and editing.

GIRAF 7/15/21
First things first: While GIRAF is normally an in-person festival, we went online only last year due to COVID and found there were a lot of advantages to going that route, too. For this year, we aren’t sure if we’ll be online, in person, or some mix of the two. We’ve added a couple questions where you can let us know what kinds of screenings you’d be comfortable with. With that out of the way: We’re looking for independent and artful animated films to share with our audience in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. That’s intentionally pretty general: it can mean abstract or narrative, hand-drawn or computer-generated, student films or well-established professionals, or anywhere in between. We want films we can be excited about, films that are expanding what animation can do, and films that make us feel things.

Kuandu International Animation Festival (KDIAF) 7/15/21
Any audiovisual animated films, created frame by frame, with a running time less than 30 minutes, including titles and credits may be entered. It can be made of any techniques or genre. Films must be completed after January 1st, 2020 and never previously submitted to KDIAF.

International Kurzfilmtage Winterthur 7/18/21
The International and Swiss Competitions are the heart of Kurzfilmtage. Year after year, they provide insight into current short filmmaking and enable encounters with filmmakers from around the world.

Busan International Film Festival (Korea) 07/21/21
The Festival accepts features, short films, documentaries and animation. The film must not be broadcasted on TV or available on the Internet prior to the Festival. Non-Asian short films are not open to submission. Deadline is for feature films.

BIAF (Korea) 7/31/21
International Animation Festival, which includes general competition section. Animation Film Festival with general competition section, which includes feature films, short films, graduation films, Korean short films, TV&Commissioned films and VR works. The festival is to spread the true charm of animation genre and to grow as an expert animation film festival in Asia. Deadline is for Feature, VR.

Viennale 7/31/21
The Viennale International Film Festival Vienna – is a NON-COMPETITIVE FILM FESTIVAL. It is acknowledged by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF). The Viennale’s main program presents films of all genres and formats (presented in original version with English and/or German subtitles).The Viennale’s festival program mainly consists of films participating BY INVITATION. With its wide variety of films, the Viennale is yet decisively aiming for films conceived for the big screen. Films of all genres and running times can be submitted. IMPORTANT NOTES Please note that the films selected for the Viennale ‘s main program may have been screened at other international film festivals, yet must not have been shown in Austria before.

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival  7/31/21
on screen and online. Welcome to the hub airport of animation. This autumn, the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 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. Animated Feature.

Mequinensa International Film Festival 8/1/21
Mequinensa International Film Festival is an international festival of short films that will be held in Mequinenza (Spain). It will take place on September 2021. The festival is organized by FilmFactory and is sponsored by Mequinenza City Council. The festival is totally free to attend.

Taipei Golden Horse International Film Festival  8/2/21
Submission to the Festival is open for feature, documentary, experimental, animation. Please notice that the Festival only accepts feature-length films over 60 minutes. All films submitted for 2020 TGHFF must be completed after January 1st, 2020. Taiwan Premiere is required.


Cairo Video Festival 4/30/21
Medrar for Contemporary Art is launching its open call for the 10th edition of Cairo Video Festival, which will be held in October 2021. The festival continues its focus on providing a platform for sharing and discussing newly produced video art and experimental film. Based on our experience in the previous edition, the 10th edition will continue to focus on expanding its non-conventional venues. Programs will be screened among venues scattered around the city, in addition to theatre screenings and exhibitions to promote, expand and harvest attention to the practice. The 10th edition of the Cairo Video Festival comes to culminate the many steps and stages that represent our experiences with video art and experimental film, and also summarizes our recurrent inquiries about the relationship between the arts and the reality we live in, the current events and our eagerness to experiment and to add new and different values ​​with each edition. It is an opportunity that we yearn for with every edition to enjoy witnessing all these innovations, experiences and new concepts from around the world, and to share them with the public. We are now launching an open call for submission to all video artists and experimental filmmakers from various technical fields. We also encourage designers and developers who work in the fields of virtual reality, animation, interactive softwares, and artistic games via the Internet, computers or smartphones to respond to the call. Likewise, those who emphasize the use of the moving image in their installations or live performances. Curators and institutions involved in the production and distribution of video art and experimental film are also encouraged to submit their programs. The festival program takes the format of a series of showcases, accompanied by talks and discussions with active video-makers and curators to tackle some of the key themes and issues addressed in the works. Check out the previous edition

FILMETS Badalona Film Festival (47 th edition) 5/30/2021
An international short film festival that showcases fiction, animation and documentary films. The programme is selected on the basis of rigorous artistic, technical and screenwriting criteria. Festhome or Movibeta platform.


Fredrikstad Animation Festival (Norway) 07/01/21 (submissions open May 1st)
Fredrikstad Animation Festival is the leading festival for animated film in the Nordic region, dating back to 1994 and the festival Animerte Dager in Oslo, Norway.  Submission deadline for short films, student films and commissioned films.

International Women’s Film Festival “KIN” (Armenia) 08/01/21
***Free submission only for Armenian Films*** «KIN» (kin means “a woman” in Armenian), will be held in Yerevan. The festival’s goal is promote women’s creativity, establish a network between women filmmakers from different parts of the world and give hand to a better understanding of different cultures and each other. The purpose of the festival is to address through films issues of violence, inequality, discrimination and other problems related to women’s rights and gender problems. genres: Documentary, Short, Animation. Duration of the films had to be less than 40 min

Iranian Film Festival (San Francisco, CA) 8/1/21
San Francisco – Iranian Film Festival, a showcase for the independent feature and short films made by or about Iranians from around the world, is inviting the filmmakers from all over the world to submit their films for the next edition taking place in September 2020 in San Francisco.- The films should be related to Iran by any filmmaker from any country, or made by any Iranian filmmaker on any subject.

Cinemagic is looking for imaginative and original films made by young people (age 25 and younger, living in the UK and Ireland). The films can be about anything at all fact or fiction, comedy or drama, news program or documentary. DVD submission or email.

Fredrikstad Animation Festival (Norway) 08/07/21 (submissions open May 1st)
Fredrikstad Animation Festival is the leading festival for animated film in the Nordic region, dating back to 1994 and the festival Animerte Dager in Oslo, Norway.  Feature film deadline.

We Care Film Fest 08/15/21
The WE CARE Film Fest is held annually to raise awareness about disability issues, dispel misconceptions and prejudices about persons with disabilities and drive attitudinal and behavioural change.

updated deadlines

hi all-
A flurry of updates. Some festivals are postponed, some have moved online and some I worry have ended.
As I am going through lists,  occasionally I have a stray festival that was free at some point and it slipped through one of the lists or a festival was submitted to the site at some point and I didn’t catch that it wasn’t a free entry. If you notice anything amiss and can let me know in the comments, it is much appreciated.

New Horizons International Film Festival (Poland) 3/7/21
T-Mobile New Horizons is a festival of film visionaries, of uncompromising artists who have the courage to follow a path of their choice against the current trend and to tell about the most important things using their own unique language. Competitions: New Horizons International Competition, Films On Art International Competition, Polish Short Films Competition, European Shorts Competition.

Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (Korea) 4/30/21
Short Film. Types of films Animation , Documentary, Narrative fiction. Genre: Fantastic, Horror, Mystery, Phantasy, Science fiction, Thriller

Concorto Film Festival (Italy) 05/15/21
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.

The Ecologico International Film Festival

Ecologico International Film Festival 6/7/21
(EIFF) promotes, through cinema, a reflection on contemporary society. It does this through film screenings that tell, explore and question stories about the world we live in, encounters with influential figures from the culture and debates with the public. The term Ecologico, which characterizes the Festival, must be understood in its broadest meaning of man’s relationship with natural, cultural, social, political and economic environments and the dynamic relationships between them. This includes everything from the bodies we live in, to the physical structures, institutions and industries that human beings build, to the politics, languages ​​and cultural practices we use to communicate and, of course, the Earth-environment and its complex multitude. of life and processes.

more updates

All American High School Film Festival 3/1/21* free submission deadline
The All American High School Film Festival is the largest student film festival in the world. Our festival offers an unparalleled experience designed specifically to promote and empower the future of film. Each October, thousands of student filmmakers join us in New York City for an action-packed weekend of resources and entertainment, including our Teen Indie Awards Show, where we hand out over $400,000 in prizes and scholarships. In 2019, we screened over 1000 short films made by middle and high school students from around the world at the AMC Theaters in Times Square, the busiest movie theater in America! In 2020, we transitioned to a virtual event, screening over 1000 films made by middle school and high school students from all over the world, handing out over $500,000 in prizes and scholarships! Submit your film TODAY!

New Zealand International Film Festival 03/26/21
NZIFF presents a non-competitive, invited season of new films in a wide variety of styles and genres. To demonstrate the development of the art and contribute to a knowledge of new styles and trends in filmmaking. International competition deadline.

Turku Animated Film Festival 3/31/21
We are looking for original, bold, uncompromising & inventive animated shorts under 30 minutes to compete for Grand Prix, Best Professional Film, Best Student Film, Tough Eye award and Audience award. In addition, the festival programme consists of a seductive selection of carefully selected special programme screenings, workshops, discussions, exhibitions and escpecially parties. TAFF takes place in the hometown of the renowned Turku Arts Academy. Our venue is a beautifully restored old factory milieu by the River Aura in Turku, Finland.

Annecy International Animated Film Festival (France) 04/06/21
VR Works

Avanca Film Festival  4/15/21
The objective is to trace a global perspective of the contemporary features in cinema, television, video and multimedia. Note: Free entry fee for – Trailers and videoclips.

NAFF: Neum Animated Film Festival 4/15/21
Festival has two parts: Working part of festival where children can learn animation techniques and make their own cartoons and Competition part of festival where cartoons from all over the world are presented. Cartoon selection is done by children who attend the Working part of festival. They also make decisions about all awards except for Jury award.

International Short Film Festival of Bueu (Spain) 4/15/21
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. (shortfilmdepot)

FAITO doc FESTIVAL(Italy) 4/15/21
The theme of the 13th edition of Faito Doc Festival is metamorphosis. Throughout the centuries, writers like Ovid, Apuleius and Kafka chose metamorphosis as one of the themes of their works. But how do the filmmakers of today see metamorphosis? What does it represent for them? Is it a concept related to mythology, literature, arts, magic or science? Is it a philosophical, political or therapeutic notion? Is it a mutation, a modification, a transformation of nature, of genre, of geography, of culture? A shift from one physical state or felling to another? A switch from pacifist to violent and vice versa? Is it metamorphosis somehow connected to the idea of revolution? How can you elude the image of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly

Xsection Film Festival 4/17/21
Xsection: A Dance and Science Film Festival sparking interdisciplinary collaboration between dance – science – film. The methodologies of scientific research and dance creation are abstract. Films can document visual forms and create a tangible record of these concepts. The vision of XSFF is to archive the expression of current scientific findings and instigate with dancemakers on topical scientific issues – space exploration – medical advancements- fundamental principles. The platform is open to interpretation as long as artists are collaborating across disciplines of science and dance. A night of interdisciplinary mingling.

New Zealand International Film Festival 04/23/21
NZIFF presents a non-competitive, invited season of new films in a wide variety of styles and genres. To demonstrate the development of the art and contribute to a knowledge of new styles and trends in filmmaking. NZ/AUSTRALIA/PACIFIC ISLANDS DEADLINE

Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (Korea) 4/30/21
The Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) is presented by the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival Organizing Committee and hosted by the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival Executive Committee. Feature Films and Shorts. Types of films Animation , Documentary, Narrative fiction. Genre: Fantastic, Horror, Mystery, Phantasy, Science fiction, Thriller.

Curtas International Film festival(Portugal)  04/30/21
Note: only one free category- Take One (school films, until 30 minutes, by Portuguese film students, national or in film schools abroad).

Film Festival della Lessinia (Verona) 4/30/21
The theme of the Film Festival della Lessinia is: mountains and faraway lands. Eligible for the Festival are both films and videos (features, shorts, documentaries, animated films) that represent, emphasize, and encourage the understanding of social, linguistic, human, economic, environmental, natural, historical, and artistic realities pertaining to the mountains or to other lands far from urban centres, as well as of the traditions, customs, and habits of the people who live in the mountains and in other distant lands.

Shortynale Klosterneuburg 4/30/21
Shortynale is a shortfilm festivals for movies up to 30min running time. It takes place in Klosterneuburg Austria, very close to Vienna. There is a national and a international competition.

Matsalu Nature Film Festival 5/1/21
The Matsalu Nature Film Festival (MAFF) is an annual nature film event held in Estonia. It has been named after the nearby Matsalu National Park, which is one of largest bird sanctuaries in Europe.

more deadlines- some today

Super International Teenager Festival 3/1/21
Super began in 2013 due to the desire of teenagers to have a space of their own where to project their films and meet other people that they like and their films. What is specific to Super compared to other festivals, is the only high school students can design their films here, so it’s natural talent, passion, and not sophisticated film schools or any artificial technique. We do not have big budgets or equipment of the highest quality, but our shorts, adolescents are immediate reactions to our world, are experimenting life, where other young people can be found. Festival encourages young people who have already made film, but also those who want to start now, through many workshops and courses.

Supertoon International Animation Festival 3/1/21
SUPERTOON is an International Animation Festival taking place in Šibenik, Croatia. The purpose of the Festival is to systematically monitor and provide an insight into recent Croatian and world short-meter animation film and video production through a range of competition and side programmes. Additional aim is to create a platform for a direct communication and exchange of ideas and experiences for all festival participants and guests.

Madfest 3/7/2021
West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania High School students in grades 10, 11, or 12, are invited to enter their work in the 2021 Media, Art, and Design (MAD) Competition.

Ohio Shorts (Columbus, OH) 3/8/21 Ohio filmmakers only
The Wexner Center’s annual Ohio Shorts competition showcases the best in Ohio-produced short films—from documentary, animation, or dramatic narrative to anything in-between. Youth and Adult.

Annecy International Animated Film Festival (France) 03/15/21
Feature film category.

Prix Ars Electronica 03/15/21
The Prix Ars Electronica has constantly grown and developed over the years, and made quite a name for itself in the process. It’s the world’s oldest and most renowned competition in media art.

Animafest Zagreb 3/15/21
Feature Film and VR Projects. The World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb, established in 1972, is the second oldest film festival in the world completely dedicated to animation. Launched thanks to the global reputation of the filmmakers sprung from the Zagreb School of Animation, founded based on the decision of ASIFA, International Animated Film Association, Zagreb Film production company and City of Zagreb, Animafest Zagreb takes place every year early in June.

Short of the Year 03/21/21
PROMOFEST opens the call for entries of SHORT OF THE YEAR – WINTER Every season 50 works will be selected. The winner of each season will be awarded with 250 submissions to film festivals (for free) and will directly become one of the films selected for The Short of the Year. The grand prize consists in 1000 submissions to festivals (for free).

Zlin Film Festival: International film festival for Children and Youth 4/1/21
ZLÍN FILM FESTIVAL is the oldest and largest film festival of its kind in the world.  This is a significant international event which has an excellent reputation and holds lots of respect.  The festival screenings are conducted not only in Zlin, but also in many other towns in the Czech Republic.  Each year the festival presents around 300 films from more than 50 countries around the world.  Since 2010 festival attendance has exceeded 95,000 children and adults.

Astra Film Festival (Romania) 04/15/21
documentary film festival. AFF is the place to see great documentaries, to feel the pulse of Romanian and Eastern European documentary film production,  meet fellow-filmmakers from around the world, debate upon major issues faced by documentarists while exposing real life and real people on the big screen, and interact with professionals and with an enthusiastic audience.


updates to blog- two deadlines today

River Aire Ten Minute Amateur Film Festival- RATMA (UK) currently taking entries
It only takes 10 minutes to tell a story and often a lot less, RATMA International Film Festival helps up and coming film makers get those stories in front of film fans who would otherwise never get the opportunity to see them.

Women’s Voices Now ongoing
If you have a film you would like to submit to Voices for Change: A Film Collection Advocating Women’s Rights, please click here to fill out the application. (google form- need to log in to google) The Women’s Voices Now Film Archive is a curated selection of unfiltered voices in social-change film. WVN curates this unique archive of 200+ films from around the world with the intention of providing alternative films produced by citizen journalists, activists, and professional filmmakers. The archive educates and activates audiences on global women’s rights issues not found in mainstream media outlets, as well as stories that often face censorship.  Through the power of social-change film, Women’s Voices Now aims to inspire audiences from empathy into action and help to create lasting social change in the realm of women’s rights. Our films are available for streaming anytime, anywhere, for free. If you would like to submit your women’s and girls’ issues film for inclusion in our archive, please fill out this form. The name and photo associated with your Google account will be recorded when you upload files and submit this form.

The Nordic Youth Film Festival – NUFF 2021 submission will be announced soon
Nordic Young Film Festival – NUFF is an annual short film festival for young filmmakers up to 26 years old from the Nordic countries & the world. NUFF has been an important international platform for youth film and a meeting place for many young filmmakers since 2003. 

Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival (Estonia) 3/1/21
Pärnu Film Festival welcomes submissions from all over the world. When selecting films for the festival, organizers will focus on the artistic achievement, also on the high value and quality of the film. We accept documentary films of all lengths. Films may be submitted by filmmakers, producers, distributors or legal entities. To submit your film to the Pärnu Film Festival, please fill the entry form below. Before entering your film, please read through festival regulations. By submitting your film you accept festival regulations.

Dokfilm (Norway) 3/1/21
The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival. We accept all kinds of documentary from student films to professional films. In this form you can registrate your documentary to the Norwegian Documentary Film Festival 2021 (DOKFILM 2021). We accept all kinds of documentary for the registration, from student films to professional films. We ask you kindly to apply as much information as possible to this form, seeing it is necessary for us to have this information to show your movie at the festival.

Siggraph Computer Animation Festival (Vancouver) 03/23/21
Be a part of the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater experience by sharing your groundbreaking project and demonstrating your unique approach to storytelling in this well-respected animation showcase. Since 1999, the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival has been recognized as a qualifying festival by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It began as an annual showcase of advances in computer graphics, and it now celebrates the rise of computer graphics as a medium for storytelling in animation, visual effects, games, technical visualization, and more. Submit your best work that educates, entertains, or informs for your chance to be featured in this prestigious showcase. An internationally recognized jury will review your work and award Best in Show, Jury’s Choice, and Best Student Project prizes. Notably, several works originally presented in the Electronic Theater have been nominated for or have received a Best Animated Short Academy Award …Will you be next?

Vancouver Queer Festival 3/31/21
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.

Lublin Film Festival (Poland) 3/31/21
The Festival is intended for filmmakers from all over the world. The aim of the Festival is to promote a film repertoire which is original, daring, appealing to viewers, and at the same time novel in its approach to form and content. The Festival is also engaged in a large-scale educational activity, aimed at local community development. Short films and Features. Film Freeway submission. Note: 3/31 deadline has no entry fee. Later deadlines have a fee.

La brigade des images festival 03/31/21
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Brigade of Images 2021: Home detention.
Brigade of images is looking for short films that focus on confinement and lock down.
Send your short films to (about 10 minutes maximum) before March 31, 2021.
Projections in September 2021.

Festival de Cannes 4/2/21
note: there is no fee for short films. Films that have been produced during the twelve months preceding the Festival. Films whose distribution is limited to their country of origin. Films that have not been presented at any international motion picture event. If the film has been selected for an international section (competitive or not) of a festival, it becomes ineligible for the Festival de Cannes. A selection is international if it presents films from different countries. Films that have not been shown on the Internet. Short films that do not exceed 15 minutes in length, including credits

Mister Vorky (Serbia) 4/12/21
An international one-minute film festival, which shows, awards and promotes the best one-minute films from around the world, is held every year on March 17. 60 seconds (1 minute) , the initial and end credits. The aim of the festival is movies of all types (fiction, documentary, animation, cartoon, music, experimental, advertising … all art forms that worked Slavko Vorkapich – Mister Vorky ) from around the world. film freeway submission. note: 60 second competition is free

Dokufest (Kosovo) 4/15/21
DokuFest aims to promote film production in Kosovo and to support film making in general. In co-operation with film institutions and other film festivals in the region DokuFest aims to enhance quality of film production in Kosovo and the region. Two free categories (all others have fees) National (Albania and Kosovo filmmakers/films) Dokukids films.

Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival 1/31/22
Invites professional and amateur filmmakers to submit for consideration films ranging from 3 to 60 minutes. Films should center on bicycle travel of any type, whether an organized tour or a solo exploration. The destination can be domestic or international. Film Freeway submission. Open for 2022. Watch 2021 festival online 3/18/21.