DOCK11: POOL INTERNATIONAL Dancefilm Festival

DOCK11: POOL INTERNATIONAL Dancefilm Festival 7/2/18
POOL is a competition and festival for films that draw their strength from the movement and the techniques of Dance. All dancers, choreographers, filmmakers and artists are invited to apply with dance short films and dance animations. Films should not be longer than 30 minutes and also not a pure documentation of a dance piece.

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updates to lists

Sedicicorto International Film Festival Forti (Forli, Italy) 5/27/18
Two categories with no entry fee:  ANIMARE – International Animated Films for Children (NO ENTRY FEE), SCHOOL & DISTRIBUTION – Films of Any Genre coming from film schools and distribution companies (NO ENTRY FEE).

CineEco (Portugal) 6/01/18
The CineEco – Serra da Estrela International Environmental Film Festival, is the only film festival in Portugal, totally dedicated to environmental issues, in its widest sense. Takes place in Seia, annually in October, and continuously since 1995, by the initiative of Municipality of Seia.

Student Academy awards 06/01/18
The Student Academy Awards is a film competition conducted by the Academy and the Academy Foundation. Four categories: Animation, Documentary, Narrative and Alternative. Maximum running time is 40 minutes, Electronic submission.

WNDX (Winnipeg) 06/01/2018
WNDX seeks new Canadian and international films and videos for our next edition, to be held in October 2018. WNDX pays special attention to the most innovative and ground-breaking works created by moving image artists. In the past, WNDX has featured spotlights on Crispin Glover, Martha Colburn, Richard Tuohy, Guy Maddin, Joyce Wieland, George Kuchar, Steve Reinke, Barbara Sternberg, Phil Hoffman, John Price and Michael Snow, a well as the work of the Loop Collective. We do not program conventional feature narrative films, conventional documentaries, or any type of commercial cinema. Our focus is on the experimental, the unconventional, and the otherwise unique. If you are considering submitting, please see our archives section, which provides an overview of how we program the Festival. There is no entry fee to submit and we pay artist fees to all works selected for the festival.

Josiah Media Festival 6/01/16
Talented, young filmmakers, 21 years of age or under, can now submit their films for competition in this year’s Josiah Media Festival. Almost $2,000 in prizes will be awarded to winning filmmakers. Films should be no longer than 20 minutes trt and can be about anything you wish (no theme required). We accept films in the categories of narrative, animation, documentary, and experimental, which covers just about everything. DVD or thumb drive.

PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival 6/3/18
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) again invite the world’s youth to submit original and creative videos focusing on PLURAL+ themes: migration, diversity and social inclusion. PLURAL+ is seeking for short videos, of up to 5 minutes. Entrants must be youth between the ages of 9-25. Preferably all videos should be submitted on DVDs, or through a file hosting website of choice (MediaFire, YouSendit,)

Short Riga (Latvia) 6/8/18
Short Riga thinks that a short film is the natural habitat for the contemporary avant-garde in cinema. It is a format through which the filmmaker explores and experiments. When selecting films for the competition we want to see the filmmaker’s search for fresh stories and images, see them questioning the contemporary trends of cinema or the concept of cinema itself. Online submission.

World Festival of Animated Film (Bulgaria) 06/15/2018
Again the Festival and Congress Centre halls in our sea capital will host a variety of animated events. This year the competition programme consists of six categories. The newest addition is the category for Animated Music Video. Our Panorama will present the best and latest of the animated world. An extended version of the traditional children workshop will let our little guests experience what it is to make an animated film. Specialized lectures, master-classes, screenings of student films from universities from around the world, programmes from guest-festivals, documentaries, exhibitions and lots more in September! After that expect the special programme of films “Echo from Varna” in Sofia held in the halls of The National Palace of Culture!!

Portobello Film Festival (London, UK) 06/22/2018
UK’s biggest independent film competition.The Film Festival was created in 1996 as a reaction to the moribund state of the British film industry, to provide a forum for new film-makers and give exposure to movies on different formats. Many of our previously out-on-a-limb directors have since been recognised by the big fish in the industry. The festival has been dubbed ‘the wild side of Brit Film’ (Metro), ‘this pioneering film festival’ (Evening Standard), ‘the biggest celebration of independent film in Europe’ (The Independent) and ‘London’s biggest filmic free-for-all’ (Time Out). That the Portobello Film Festival shows tomorrow’s films today is evident in the number of ideas first presented here that regularly crop up in the mainstream.  International submissions can include link to Pro-Res 422 file on application. All films will be screened on a DVD player.

 

 

 

 

Caminhos Film Festival

Hi all- Caminhos Film Festival has a free window for submissions.
best of luck,
tracy

Caminhos 5/31/18* Note: free until this date only
The Caminhos Film Festival has been, since 1988, one of the main references in the cinematographic panorama of Portugal. Presenting itself as the only festival dedicated to Portuguese cinema in all its areas (final projects of schools of cinema, animation, documentary, short film and motion picture), it is the ultimate showcase of the cinematographic works produced every year in Portugal. Includes worldwide categories as well. Filmfreeway submission.

Note to readers- update

Hi all-
I recently posted an opportunity with Sphere Festival in Kolkata, India. They have received submissions that do not fit the category, so they now have a password or waiver code for that category on the submission platform, such as filmfreeway. I posted the opportunity yesterday with a link to open up the mail client, which, it turns out, didn’t work in all browsers, my apologies. I have changed it to the email address I have for them. Please note: it is not an email address to submit to for free, it is a link to acquire a password from them to submit on the submission platform, such as filmfreeway, in the category of “personal messages or expressions” only. By sending an email you will have started the process, but you will not have submitted until you have used the password on the submission platform.

Many festivals I work with express frustration that they receive a large amount of submissions that do not match the type of festival and/or category. Although it can be easy to miss a detail, that is not what I am referring to. I have had filmmakers admit to me that they just submit to all the free festivals on a platform without reading the criteria. If a festival has to spend all of it’s time weeding out entries that do not match the type of festival they are organizing, they could charge a fee just to weed out non-careful entries on the idea that when people pay a fee, they choose more carefully.

Plus, if you carefully read the specifics, you will get less “rejections” in the long run.

best of luck to you
tracy

Sphere Festival (Personal messages or Expressions) 9/30/18
‘Sphere’ is introducing world’s largest and first digital international festival to celebrate the visual arts. We are here to showcase new art, new genres, new innovations, and exceptional stories. It is all about us, the people, and the world or beyond. Sphere festival is presently an autonomous initiative of ZERO DEGREE ARTS, a not for profit international company to enlarge the art and the artistic image worldwide. We are faithful to several art forms and cinematic values. Our purpose is to introduce and develop the exceptional and powerful independent artist industry. We know and believe visual art is the only medium to transform the thinking process and generate a new profile in the world scenario. Therefore, we are extremely excited to launch ou first event worldwide. Kindly follow the links and turn the notifications on to get yourself updated with all our future news and initiative. note: Please email us at: spherefestival(at)gmail.com for the password to submit your project (free) under the category: Personal messages or expressions (film freeway). Some people are sending some unrelated works, but we are truly waiting for some daring, uncensored, controversial works or personal statements that people dare to watch or listen. We are extremely excited to receive such as brilliant works from worldwide artists. you are free to submit anything discussional, political, personal, hypothetical, unethical, superficial or anything. Please Surprise us!

Deadlines next week

Hi all-
Please note that the Sphere Festival is only accepting entries in a single category and you will need to contact them, email in text, for a password to submit for free.
best of luck,
Tracy

 

Xsection Film Festival 5/27/18
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.

Sphere Festival (Personal messages or Expressions) 5/31/18
‘Sphere’ is introducing world’s largest and first digital international festival to celebrate the visual arts. We are here to showcase new art, new genres, new innovations, and exceptional stories. It is all about us, the people, and the world or beyond. Sphere festival is presently an autonomous initiative of ZERO DEGREE ARTS, a not for profit international company to enlarge the art and the artistic image worldwide. We are faithful to several art forms and cinematic values. Our purpose is to introduce and develop the exceptional and powerful independent artist industry. We know and believe visual art is the only medium to transform the thinking process and generate a new profile in the world scenario. Therefore, we are extremely excited to launch ou first event worldwide. Kindly follow the links and turn the notifications on to get yourself updated with all our future news and initiative. note: Please email us at: spherefestival(at)gmail.com for the password to submit your project (free) under the category: Personal messages or expressions on film freeway. Some people are sending some unrelated works, but we are truly waiting for some daring, uncensored, controversial works or personal statements that people dare to watch or listen. We are extremely excited to receive such as brilliant works from worldwide artists. you are free to submit anything discussional, political, personal, hypothetical, unethical, superficial or anything. Please Surprise us!

HISS Magazine

HISS Mag 5/20/18
A fem run print publication covering contemporary art, and culture. We produce a tangible publication to bring kick ass, contemporary work from ALL women, non-binary, Trans, POC & all of the LGBTQIA artists into our community. Considering the voices amplified most by the mainstream media, we find this endeavor necessary and wish to work against the very systems that are silencing us. Our goal is to create a platform where people can discover and listen to new voices and visions from the artists we feature.

Feast for Your Eyes – Montreal

Feast for your eyes 5/1/18
Feast for Your Eyes monthly film screenings in Montreal is seeking short films, made by LGBTQ+ filmmakers. Reminiscent of the historical First film screening of the Lumière Brothers held in the Salon Indien in Paris in the late 1800s, your work without dialogue, can also be showcased and accompanied with live musicians. Videos must be 10 minutes or less. We accept old and new work! DEADLINE May 1st by midnight! Send your videos by wetransfer.com to cinemafeast@yahoo.ca