updates

Hi all-
A few more updates.
best of luck,
tracy

Short of the Year 06/21/20
The festival is open to international filmmakers. Filmmakers may submit as many works as they wish to, as long as they have been produced ​​after January 1, 2019. Festival is open to fiction, animation, documentary, experimental short films and music video with a maximum duration of 30 minutes. Entries must be submitted in English, Spanish subtitles are recommended though. Short of the Year will have four different editions: WINTER – SPRING – SUMMER – AUTUMN 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) The festival has an independent online section apart from the official categories; directors may choose if they want to participate in this section. In order to participate at the Online Audience Award a confirmation is required at the moment of submission. The short film will be available online on Click For Festivals for users to watch it for a month after the closer deadline to the time of submission. The most viewed film during that month will be the winner.

Aniμasyroς International Animation Festival(Greece) 6/30/20
Animasyros International Animation Festival launched its journey into the world of animation on 19 September 2008 in the island of Syros in Greece. Animasyros Festival is organized into three main pillars, the artistic programme, the educational programmes and the Market section, while there are also parallel activities such as exhibitions, concerts and parties.

Moinho Cine Fest 06/30/20
Moinho Cine Fest – International Film Festival of Micro and Nano Film of Matosinhos considers that the length of the nano film is until to 01:00 (mm:ss) and the micro film is until to 05:00 (mm:ss). It’s a film festival organized by ANARTEM – Associação Cultural and directed by André Almeida Rodrigues, a Portuguese filmmaker. The 3rd edition of the festival will take place in April 2021 in Custóias, Leça do Balio and Guifões parish, Matosinhos, Portugal.

Stop Motion Montreal 6/30/20
Festival Stop Motion Montréal is the world’s first festival dedicated to showcasing films animated exclusively using stop motion techniques.

POOL 20 INTERNATIONALES TanzFilmFestival BERLIN 7/14/2020
***DEADLINE EXTENDED*** Submit your dance film by 14th July 2020!
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.

HECare Festival 09/30/20
The Human Environment Care Film Festival (HECFF) is Canada’s premier cultural event devoted exclusively to the exploration of Human-Environment care, Human rights issues, Environment protection, and a special section of this year (CoronaVirus and New World)through film. Our competitive sections are: Human-Environment, Environment protection (care), Humanity and human rights, Special section: Coronavirus and New World. Non-competitive section: All submitted films include documentaries, features, and animated that are over 30 minutes length and related to the competition section will come to the non-competitive section. Through FilmFreeway, the following artists are encouraged to submit their work: Filmmakers and Animators. Works should relate to Human-Environment care, Human rights issues, Environment protection, and a special section of this year (CoronaVirus and New World). As this is an art festival, creative endeavors are encouraged.

updates

Just a few quick deadlines, mostly in July.
best of luck,
tracy

Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival 7/1/20
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.

Athens International Film Festival (Greece) 7/6/20
The Athens International Film Festival loves and actively supports the greek cinema from its first edition to date. Much awaited premieres of greek films that are embraced by the local audience and travel through Greece and abroad, workshops on film development and production, top and honored guests from the domestic film society and, of course, awardings and distinguishing older and rising Greek film artists are some of the ingredients that keep alive and deepen every year this relationship of support and love.

Cinanima (Portugal): 07/10/20
The Call for Entries for the 44th edition of CINANIMA – which will be held from the 9th to the 15th November, in Espinho – 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.

International Kurzfilmtage Winterthur 7/12/20
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.

Local Sightings 7/15/20
1 Min Dance Film Challenge The Dance / Film Residency is offered by Northwest Film Forum and Velocity Dance Center to an artistic team selected through this year’s Dance Film Challenge, as part of Local Sightings Film Festival 2020. Teams/individuals are invited to submit one dance film up to 60 seconds in length. We encourage artists to use the tools they have: these can be shot/edited on your phone, in the rehearsal studio, on the street, in your room. The value is placed not on the expensive equipment + software you can access, but how you use the instruments and materials you have available. Audience votes will determine which team/individual receives the residency, which comprises rehearsal space and an open rehearsal/exhibition/screening at NWFF! Exact days/times of the residency will be determined based on artist and venue schedule and availability.

Iranian Film Festival (San Francisco, CA) 8/1/20
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.

Update

More updates, as promised.
Stay well,
tracy

Barcelona International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival currently open for entries
Films and videos should be of interest to lesbians, gay men, intersexuals, bisexuals and/or transgendered people. We are seeking narrative, documentary, experimental and animated films and videos (both features and shorts), in 35mm, 16mm, Digital Beta, Beta SP, DVD, BluRay formats.Submit online link, or DVD by post.

Busan International Film Festival (Korea) 06/24/20
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.  Apply on the Busan International Film Festival’s official website – http://www.biff.kr/eng.

Filmfest Hamburg 6/30/20
Filmfest Hamburg is a festival for the audience. In ten permanent and several anually changing sections Filmfest Hamburg shows about 140 national and international feature and documentary films as world, European or German premiere. The many facets of the program range from sophisticated arthouse films to innovative mainstream cinema. Submit film print or DVD by post.

Tofuzi (Georgia) 6/30/20
The Festival consist of 2 main parts: “TOFUZI” International Animated Film Festival which will be held in Batumi. The Regional Festival “TOFUZI” will be held in about 20 regions of Georgia during the whole year after the International Festival of Animated Films “TOFUZI”. Submission on filmfreeway.

Etiuda and Anima Festival (Poland) 06/30/2020
ETIUDA COMPETITION – international film competition for student etudes made at film and fine art schools. ANIMA COMPETITION – international competition for professional, independent and student animation. Submission can be done on festival site or filmfreeway.

BIAF (Korea) 6/30/20
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.

Brno Sixteen 6/30/20
The international short film festival did not end with its 60th edition and is boldly stepping into the new decade with the theme of UPROSTŘED NIČEHO / THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE.

Taipei Golden Horse Awards 6/30/20
The Golden Horse Awards aims to promote the development of Chinese-language filmmaking, manifest the diversity of regional cultures, recognize the artistic and technical excellence of filmmaking, and expand the global reach of Chinese-language films. The 57th Golden Horse Awards submission for live action and animated short film will be open from June 1 through June 30, 2020

Schlingel International Film Festival 7/1/20
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. Deadlines for feature films

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France) 7/05/20
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)

Videomedeja International Video Festival (Serbia) 07/15/20
The International Video Festival VIDEOMEDEJA will be held from October 8th to October 10th, 2020 in Novi Sad. All video art lovers will be able to enjoy the program of the festival, which will be made of the latest and innovative artworks from the world of contemporary video art.

Kuandu International Animation Festival (KDIAF) 7/15/20
The KuanDog Prize is held at the 10th Kuandu International Animation Festival (KDIAF) in 2020 to provide animators a platform to screen and promote their works. The Festival not only injects new energy into the animation industry, but it also promotes interactions between local and international participants. film freeway

Balkanima 7/17/20
Balkanima is a European animated film festival that exist since 2004, established by Academic Film Center – Students City Cultural Center from Belgrade. It is held each year in first or second week of October. Main goal of the festival is screening of European short animated films, student films, as well as additional programs connected to the world of animation (lectures, exhibitions, workshops, multimedia events).

Busan International Film Festival (Korea) 07/22/20
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.Apply on the Busan International Film Festival’s official website – http://www.biff.kr/eng.

BIAF (Korea) 7/31/20
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.

Taipei Golden Horse Awards 7/31/20
The Golden Horse Awards aims to promote the development of Chinese-language filmmaking, manifest the diversity of regional cultures, recognize the artistic and technical excellence of filmmaking, and expand the global reach of Chinese-language films. The 57th Golden Horse Awards submission for narrative feature, documentary and animated feature will be open from July 1 through July 31, 2020.

Taipei Golden Horse International Film Festival  7/31/20
Festival is open for feature, documentary, experimental, animation. no competition section.

NorthernWave Festival 08/1/20
Since the Icelandic film fund is one of the main supporters of the festival we decided to wave the fee for Icelandic filmmakers. We hope you can understand our reasons and thank you for supporting the festival. Deadline for Icelandic Short Films

International Women’s Film Festival “KIN” (Armenia) 08/01/20
***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

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France) 10/01/20
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.- October 1st 2020 for films completed in 2020

 

frame:work: students (free), gen ad (3.00)

Hi all-
Hosting conferences and festivals online, while it doesn’t replace the true experience of being there, may be an opportunity for many to participate in events they wouldn’t ordinarily have access to.
One such event, starting tomorrow is called frame:work. If you are interested in non-traditional and live media events, or you think you might be, check out the frame:work conference, happening Friday and Saturday, June 12th & 13th.
If you are new to the concept of live media events, the first session is about getting started, what could be better?
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Ticket link Free for students, 3.00 for general admission
I plan to virtually attend- hope to “see” you there.
best,
tracy

Updates

Hi all-
More updates to continue.

best of luck,
tracy

Virginia Film Festival 6/15/20* 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.

Short of the Year 06/21/20
PROMOFEST opens the call for entries of SHORT OF THE YEAR – SPRING. 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).

Virginia Film Festival 7/13/20* 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.

Women Over 50 Film Festival 7/15/20
We’re sorry to say that as because of COVID-19 pandemic this year’s festival is not going to happen in a physical public space.We know that many of you will be disappointed to hear this but we’re determined to create an online film festival that’s just as exciting, accessible and inclusive as our last five festivals have been. WOFFF20 hasn’t been cancelled; it’s been transformed. Everyone is eligible to submit a film or screenplay. 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. Your film should: be under 15 minutes for animation or experimental films, be under 20 minutes for dramas, be under 25 minutes for documentaries. Our new screenwriting competition is open for submissions! Send us your 5 minute, not-yet-filmed, short drama script. Your script must have a woman over 50 at the ❤️ of it on the page or a woman over 50 as the writer. Free submissions in student category.

GIRAF 7/15/20
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.

CINE HORROR Film Festival 7/31/20
The CINE HORROR Film Festival is dedicated exclusively to genre productions (horror, suspense, trash, B-movies, fantasy, science fiction and thrillers). It takes place in the city of Salvador, Brazil.Non-Brazilian films must have/provide subtitles. The submissions should be sent to the following e-mail address: cinehorrorfestival(at)gmail.com;

Mequinensa International Film Festival 7/31/20
Mequinensa International Film Festival is an international festival of short films that will be held in Mequinenza (Spain). It will take place on September 28th to 31th 2020. The festival is organized by FilmFactory and is sponsored by Mequinenza City Council. The festival is totally free to attend.

Hsin-Yi Children’s Animation Awards 8/31/20
All it takes is a good story to enrich a child’s spirit and create beautiful memories. Join the Hsin-Yi Foundation as we make that story come to life in animation. We aim to improve both the quality of video entertainment targeted at children and their ability to appreciate it. At the same time, we want to award talented people who contribute to animations and videos around the world for providing a more diverse selection of good material for children.

Updates

To all-
While  some of these festivals are posting calls for in-person events, many have statements on their sites that they may move to online, or make other adjustments due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Reminder, you can subscribe to email blasts- right hand side of blog- but  if you wish to stop receiving emails., you can choose “unsubscribe” at the bottom of the email to stop receiving them.

best of luck,
tracy

DreamGalaxy TV Ongoing
global multicultural educational media streaming platform seeks authentic stories in any language to support Covid-19 homeschooling and summer learning. Topics sought range from kids animations to languages, entrepreneurship, travel, STEM and policy documentaries.

POOL INTERNATIONAL Dancefilm Festival 6/14/2020
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.

MOTELx – Lisbon International Horror Film Festival 6/15/20
Every year, in September, horror cinema spreads throughout the city of Lisbon. MOTELX – Lisbon International Horror Film Festival has been bringing to Portugal the best films produced nationally and internationally since 2007.

Doclisboa 6/30/20
A festival dedicated to documentary and to the new possible paths that are being opened for the genre. We are particularly interested on the new modes of relation between the cinematographic and the real, and we are looking for proposals that suppose an implication on the world, facing cinema as a political and artistic practice. We are looking for films with cinematographic qualities bringing forth, as a whole, the point of view of their authors. Free submission for Green Years category, films with portuguese production. Note changes due to COVID-19.

Kaboom Animation Festival (Amsterdam) 7/01/20
Kaboom Animation Festival 2020 edition. Ranging from cutting-edge experimental arthouse to colorful stories for families and kids, Kaboom will cater to the animation needs of all. There will be a boutique edition of the festival in November 2020, followed by a full-scale edition in Spring 2021. Note: The Call is open till 1 July (for the 2020 edition) / 1 October (for the 2021 edition).

Fredrikstad Animation Festival (Norway) 07/01/2020
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

Vilnius Film Shorts 07/01/20
*early bird free entry deadline
Vilnius International Short Film Festival is now inviting to submit films for the upcoming 14th edition and its two competition programmes – International and National. Filmmakers can submit fiction, documentary, animation, experimental and hybrid genre films up to 30 min. which are completed after January 2019.

Duhok International Film Festival (Duhok, Kurdistan)
We are sorry to announce that the 8th Duhok International Film Festival has to be cancelled due to the ongoing corona pandemic. This year´s edition was supposed to take place in September 2020 and will be postponed for a year. This crisis affects all parts of our global society. In particular, we do not want to endanger the health of all guests, festival staff and any society. Our film festival thrives on the physical encounter of local and international filmmakers with the audience in Duhok. Whatever happens over the next few months, the opportunities for this international exchange will be immensely limited.Therefore, we will dedicate this year to a deep preparation for the festival in 2021.

Viennale 7/31/20
VIENNALE – AUSTRIA’S BIGGEST FILM FESTIVAL
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.

PRIMANIMA 7/31/20
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)

Holebikort short film contest 7/31/20
Holebikort is an international LGBT-themed short film contest that is organized during the LGBT film festival of Flemish-Brabant.

Panorama Coisa de Cinema 8/01/20
The Panorama Internacional is a competitive festival of shorts and features – national and international.

Trans Film Fest Stockholm 8/01/20
Send us your films for Trans Film Festival Stockholm 2020! We’re hoping to be able to hold our autumn festival later in the year.

Fredrikstad Animation Festival (Norway) 08/01/20
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.

MOTELx – Lisbon International Horror Film Festival 8/1//20
Extended deadline, only for Best Portuguese Horror Short Film 2020 / Méliès d’argen. Use form at top of linked page. Every year, in September, horror cinema spreads throughout the city of Lisbon. MOTELX – Lisbon International Horror Film Festival has been bringing to Portugal the best films produced nationally and internationally since 2007.

MotelX microSHORTS Award 8/2/20
In a time of social confinement, MOTELX decided to resurrect the microSHORTS Award to see how far imagination and horror can go trapped between four walls. Make a horror microSHORT of up to 2 minutes with your mobile phone or tablet and send it to films@motelx.org. The winning short film will be screened at the Closing Ceremony of MOTELX – Lisbon International Horror Film Festival’s 14th edition! Submit your films until 2 August, with no fear.

Bang Awards 8/31/20
Directed at digital arts and Multimedia, BANG combines new technology and the magic of animated films. It aims at bringing together different audiences, as are the films that we are sent. Our audience is truly wide and varied, since school children to adults looking for inspiration; from teenagers to whom new technology is the future, to senior citizens that allow themselves to be amazed by new worlds.

Kaboom Animation Festival (Amsterdam) 10/01/20
Kaboom Animation Festival 2021 edition. Ranging from cutting-edge experimental arthouse to colorful stories for families and kids, Kaboom will cater to the animation needs of all. ! In 2021, our beloved Kaboom Animation Festival will move to March.  (for the 2021 edition).

Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival 7/23/2021
The Festival caters to the art of short filmmaking that visualizes some aspect or aspects of Iranian “Heritage”, which includes the arts, culture, history, crafts geography, cuisine, and lifestyle. Calling on individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life to submit short films, less than 9 minutes in length, visualizing some aspect of Iranian art, culture, and heritage, that will inspire and spark the audience’s interest in learning more about Iranian culture.

Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality

Hi all- my son Henri is an artist, journalist and aspiring interactive artist. Last night he made me aware of this project, where game creators of all types have donated their work to a downloadable bundle- all proceeds from donations will go to organizations in the fight for Racial Justice and Equality.

While donating to two important groups: NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Community Bail Fund – you are also purchasing an incredible bundle which is a collection of creative games as well as creation tools. My son immediately donated to this, and then asked me to spread the word.

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I have not gone through all the contributors, and admittedly am not familiar with most of them, but when scrolling through the bundle I was impressed with the creativity. One that I was familiar with, was Art Sqool, by Julian Glander a Brooklyn based illustrator and animator whose work I have always admired. His game, where you draw in response to assignments, and are graded by a professor, is part of the collection- it sells on Steam for 11.99, to give some idea of the value of this collection.

Since last night, more games have been added, so the total before starting this post was 1000 games. The games are downloads, not Steam codes.

There is truly something for everyone. So check out some fun games, explore the artistic potential of the collection, and  help a good cause, There is a button for sending as a gift to your favorite gamer.

Donations start at a very minimal 5.00- but this collection is worth, literally, thousands. Check it out, and donate what you can.

best,
tracy

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From the site:
Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality
We live in a time of racial injustice, inequality, and police brutality against black people. We hope that everyone takes a stand in any way that they can. We’ve partnered with creators from all across our platform to support organizations that are working directly with those affected.

We reached out to our community and an unprecedented number of creators donated over 740 projects to be part of what we believe is the largest bundle ever. Over $3,400 of paid works are available Pay-what-you-want with a minimum donation amount of $5.

All proceeds will be donated to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Community Bail Fund split 50/50.

Please note: No Steam (or other external keys) will be given for bundle purchases. Only direct downloads will be available on the itch.io page.

If you’re looking for more ways to help try here:https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/

#blacklivesmatter

What is itch.io? itch.io is an open marketplace for independent digital creators with a focus on independent video games. Learn more

If you’re a developer who is interested in adding their project to the bundle please reply to the top-level post in this thread.

Update – finally

Hi all-
I’m back, I guess. :-) Like a lot of people, I was, kind of, on pause. I don’t have a lot to say about that, but if you have an initiative, especially in response to current events- such as an online virtual festival, workshop, talk, themed screenings, please reach out by email to: noentryfeefestivals(at)gmail.com, with anything related to films, festivals and supporting artists and filmmakers that you think I should know about.

The festival landscape is changing, temporarily at least, in response to the current pandemic as well as other factors, I am sure. Some festivals are moving to a different date, while some are hosting their festival online. If you don’t charge an entry fee to submit to your festival and would like your call for entries to be featured, you can submit a posting request on the noentryfeefestivals.com site.

As I am updating, some festivals are working on their usual schedule and others are revising their schedule. The Womanimation festival will resume next summer, and the Adobe Design Achievement Awards will announce their competition later in the year, possibly November.

The 2nd Warsaw Animation Film Festival, organized by Ewelina Leszczynska and Tessa Moult-Milewska is accepting entries until June 10th (!!!!), so if you have an animated film, please send it in ASAP. The festival will take place online, 8/27-9/02.

As always- pay close attention to deadlines and to restrictions, as some festivals suspend the fee for certain submission windows, like early bird, and some for specific categories. In the case of the festivals listed here, the Chinese American Film festival does not charge a fee for films submitted on or before the early bird deadline of June 12th, and the San Diego Underground Film Festival has one category, finished on film, where they waive the entry fee, Tirana International Documentary film festival has a single no fee category, In Albania and Countryfest Animated Cyprus has one no fee category: Cyprus film, for national animated shorts.

New Chitose, the airport animation festival has animation categories for- VR, GIF and digital comics, and this year are adding a new category for animated movie installations.

Lastly, RATMA, which I have featured for several years, is continuing their mission to both support up and coming filmmakers as well as raise money for a great cause.

Best of luck in all your endeavors,
tracy

Womanimation! Postponed
Womanimation! is a festival showcasing acclaimed animated short film stories created by women from around the world. The twelfth edition of Womanimation! will take place in June 2021. We will be accepting entries starting in Spring 2021. In the meantime, enjoy our weekly broadcast and podcast of Spoiler Alert Radio, conversations on the craft of filmmaking.

Warsaw – Amondo Cinema 6/10/20
The 2nd Warsaw Animation Film Festival is now accepting submissions. The deadline for sending films is the 10th of June 2020. The festival will feature three categories of international competitions for animated shorts:: Professional Competition, Student & Young Competition, Horror Film Competition (accepting films from the last 5 years).

Chinese American Film Festival 6/12/20
The Chinese American Film Festival (CAFF) is the most authoritative and influential annual Chinese American cultural event connecting two of the world’s largest film markets. Please note, you may submit free through filmfreeway until June 12th, for the early bird deadline- both short films and features- but once that deadline has past you will have to pay a fee.

San Diego Underground Film Festival 6/16/20
San Diego Underground Film Festival (SDUFF) has one category with no submission fee, finished on film. Accepted formats are Regular 8, Super 8, and 16MM. There is no restriction on duration, completion date, or premiere status.Films must be exhibited on film stock. To enter this category, please use the submission form on the website: found here- SDUFF: Finished on Film 2020. 

Adobe Design Achievement Awards
The exact opening date of the 2020 program has not yet been determined, but it’s currently targeted for November 2020. To be notified, sign up for our official email, here. You can also follow us on social (@adobeawards on all platforms).

TIRANA INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 6/23/20
Tirana International accepts films with no entry fee for their In Albanian category (films from all over the world in Albanian language). Only Feature & Short films that are in Albanian language will be accepted in this category. All other submissions that not fulfilled this criteria will be disqualified. Extended deadline, filmfreeway link.

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 6/30/20
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. In addition to short and student works, VR films, GIF, and motion digital comics, and movie installations with the technique of animation can be submitted.. Animated Short Film.

River Aire Ten Minute Amateur Film Festival- RATMA (UK) 6/30/20
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. We have been Keighley’s film festival since 2013 and now, as part of Keighley Arts and Film Festival we have doubled the public venues around town and look forward to welcoming even more viewers this year.

Countryside Animafest Cyprus 6/30/20
Cyprus films, is a category for national animated shorts created in Cyprus, this deadline is for that category only.

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival  7/31/20
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.

The 8th Annual Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition

The 8th Annual Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition 8/31/2020
2020 is Ó Bhéal’s eleventh year screening International poetry-films, and the eighth year featuring this competition. Up to thirty films will be shortlisted and screened during the festival in November 2020. One winner will receive the Indie Cork / Ó Bhéal prize for best Poetry-Film. Submissions are open from: 1st May – 31st August 2020. You may submit as many entries as you like. Films must interpret, or convey a poem which must be present in its entirety (audibly and/or visually), having been completed no earlier than 1st of May 2018. Entries may not exceed 10 minutes in duration. Non-English language films will require English subtitles. The shortlist will be announced during October 2020. One overall winner will receive the Ó Bhéal award for best poetry-film. Shortlisted films will be screened (and the winner announced) at the 8th Winter Warmer poetry festival (27th-29th Nov 2020)..Entry is FREE to anyone, and should be made via email to poetryfilm [at] obheal.ie – including the following info in an attached word document: Name and duration of Film, Month & Year completed, 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.**If you are sending a vimeo or youtube link, etc, please ensure that the download button is enabled. All films not shortlisted by the judges are permanently deleted directly after the adjudication process. The Judges for this years competition are poet/playwright/filmmaker Dairena Ní Chinnéide & poet/filmmaker Paul Casey.