Queer Moving Image Review

Queer Moving Image Review (ongoing)
Queer Moving Image Review is now accepting submissions for our screening room, a monthly feature on our website. Queer Moving Image Review seeks moving image of any kind involving the theme of queerness and/or moving images made by queer filmmakers. Non-commercial, artist made films are encouraged, special preference will be given to filmmakers who identify as queer. To submit please fill out our form.

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World Film Festival (Estonia) 10/30/17
World Film Festival is an event dedicated to the documentary cinema. The festival develops interest towards anthropological, analytical approach to cultures and societies, welcoming documentary film entries from all over the world. Our film program turns attention to cultural exchange as well as representations of other cultures and everyday life across the world. Submit online screener.

Noir Film Festival (Italy) 10/31/17
The Festival’s main aim is the promotion and diffusion of the noir genre in its various forms (crime story, suspense, thriller, horror, fantasy, spy story, whodunit…) in Italy and throughout the world, by presenting previews (in and out of competition), retrospectives, meetings, exhibits, and so forth. Submit by mail with entry form. No short films.

Northwest Animation Festival (Portland, Oregon) 11/15/2017
Showcases the breadth of the animation world. all methods represented: 2D, CG, stop motion, motion graphics, pixilation, and experimental hybrids. All styles are welcome: hilarious, heart-warming, dark, cerebral, or abstract. We make a point of showing films both from masters and remarkable amateurs.

 

Appalachian Film Festival

Appalachian Film Festival 2/09/18
Attention Appalachian Filmmakers. Somerset Community College’s Harriett Simpson Arnow Conference will hold its first Appalachian Film Festival as a part of its 2018 conference. The fest will consider films under 30 minutes in length for inclusion into the Conference fest. The event will take place on Friday, April 6th and 7th, 2018. There is no submission fee. All films from filmmakers who reside in the Appalachian states of Kentucky, Tennessee, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi will be considered. The fest will accept films of any genre including documentaries and animated shorts. While submissions focusing on the Appalachian experience are encouraged, it is not required for entry.

 

Fupitoons Festival- deadline approaching

Fupitoons Festival9/22/17 midnight GMT+2
FupiToons Festival is looking for the best African animated content aimed at audiences pre-school to 12 years to be part of a 2 hour screening. Turner will be partnering with AAN at DISCOP Johannesburg and the Fupitoons Festival- Africa’s first short film, “made in Africa”, animation festival hosted in partnership with Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau (26 – 29 October, Cinema Nouveau Rosebank, Johannesburg). “The organisers of FupiToons Festival have decided to move the deadline for submissions forward to midnight, 22 September, 2017.  ” (original deadline was in October)

Recent updates

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

 

CYBER HUMAN LANDS 9/23/17
The PhotoPhore, proud screening partner of Microwave Festival 2017, opens its call for artists “CYBER HUMAN LANDS“. The contest gives the possibility to 3 winners to be the protagonists of the first online exhibition hosted by the PhotoPhore and Microwave Festival.

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

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

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

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

New deadlines/festivals submitted to my blog

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

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

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