New deadlines added

Hi all!
It has been a while since I have written a gargantuan post of newly added festival deadlines, so here it is. I hope all is going well for everyone in the new year. I have gotten such great comments and responses from festival directors and filmmakers over the past year, so thank you! I have been told that this site generates an outpouring of quality films, so thank you to the filmmakers! There have been festivals that have experienced growth and started kickstarter campaigns after postings on my site, which I find very exciting.

A belated new year wish to all!

best of luck,

tracy miller-robbins

Cortoons International Short Movie Festival of Rome (Italy) 02/28/14
download entry form, submit by mail with dvd

Minute Festival (Brazil) 2/28/14 online submission
Free Theme or Animation. One Minute Festival was created in 1991 and has inspired the breeding of over 50 “one minute festivals” all around the world. Since 2007, the Festival has become permanent and online. The Festival lanches themes and monthly rewards the best works. All the vídeos are evaluated by a team of curators. The trusteeship’s grade is expressed through the number of little clocks and the public`s grade is shown by the number of stars. One Minute Festival also could be called Ideas’s Festival, once idea is the most relevant criterion used in the vídeos evaluation.

CinemaJove (Valencia, Spain) 02/28/14
The Valencia International Film Festival Cinema Jove, which will take place in Valencia from June 21st to 28th, 2013, aims to promote young filmmakers. Online upload site, MOVIEBETA does charge a small fee.

Docville International Documentary Film Festival, Belgium 03/01/14
For many years DOCVILLE organizes a national and international competition. Filmmakers can submit a documentary film by completing the entry form. Films can be submitted via dvd or online link. Submission by DVD or downloadable link.

La brigade des images festival 03/01/14
THE SECOND SEX: call for submissions, short films. Brigade of Images is calling for artists’ videos and short films.  We are looking for films dealing with the situation of women today in relation to “The Second Sex”. Maximum 10 minutes. DVD.

Animator International Animation Festival (Poland) 03/03/14
Open international animated films competition; Thematic sections and special screenings. Apart from competition screenings, retrospectives of selected artists, highlights of animated film studios and festivals production, along with screenings for children will be presented. Panel discussions, seminars, meetings with artists, outdoor screenings, concerts, workshops, exhibitions and promotions will enrich the Festival scene. DVD submission or online submission using wetransfer or vimeo.

Skip City International D-Cinema Festival (Japan) 03/03/14
Digital filmmakers know no boundaries – always displaying their talents in fresh and inventive ways. The SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL is designed to discover and reward the next generation of digital filmmakers. Running time must be 70 minutes or longer.

Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 03/03/14* earlybird deadline- free
All features and short films selected are eligible for audience and juried awards, and will receive plenty of attention from Seattle’s famously film-loving community. Juried awards come with a cash prize for: Best Feature Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Short Film, and Most Innovative Short Film. WAB submission.

Athens Video*/Art Festival (Greece) 03/10/14 Submit online or by post.
Athens Video Art Festival is an International Festival of Digital Arts and New Media. It celebrates digital culture through an annual gathering that brings together a global community of artists and audiences. Athens Video Art Festival aims to encourage, stimulate and promote all aspects of digital creation by investing in local as well as international artists and communities.

Ohio Shorts (Columbus, OH) 3/14/14
Wexner Center.One entry per person. DVD, Vimeo or YouTube link and entry form. Pieces must be independently produced, no longer than 20 minutes, and produced in Ohio within the last 18 months.

Ohio Youth Shorts (Columbus, OH) 3/14/14
Wexner Center. Emerging artists 18 and younger, send us your masterpiece for this video short competition that attracts youth from all over the state of Ohio. Videos must be 5 minutes or less in length and posted online (on Vimeo or YouTube—entries can also be submitted on a flash drive) Send us your Claymation or animation, live action film, infomercials, documentaries, comedy spoof, music video, mini horror movie, remix or mash-up—whatever you can dream up.

Sardinia Film Festival (Italy) 03/15/14
Sardinia Film Festival accepts works by filmmakers without gender restriction, theme and format. Send DVD and application form by mail.

Anima Mundi 03/17/14
Anima Mundi is the International Animation Festival of Brazil. A festival that aims to inform, train, educate and entertain by using the infinite possibilities of the language of animation. Submit DVD.

Media City Film Festival 03/21/14
Media City is an annual international festival of film and video art presented in Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan since 1994. Submission by mail.

The Ocean County Library Student Film Festival 03/21/14
The Ocean County Library Film Festival supports emerging artists and creative film visionaries. Our goal is to create an audience and forum for talented students that allows them to express their creativity through film. The Ocean County Library FILM Festival ties in to the library system’s mission of “Connecting People…Building Community”. Submissions are NOT restricted to Ocean County students.  You must attach or include application (coming soon!) Email youtube link to: OCLFilmFest(at) Three DVD’s to: OCLFilmFest c/o Jeannie Collacott, 101 Washington Street, Toms River, New Jersey 08753

Student Academy awards 03/21/14 domestic deadline
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.

Concorto Film Festival (Italy) 03/31/14
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.

One Country One Film (Apchat, France) 03/31/14
All categories : Documentaries, fiction, animation, and experimental films (no music videos, commercials or corporate films), All genres (except pornography). All durations : from short films to feature lengths films. DVD must arrive by deadline. Although we prefer submissions by regular mail, we now accept free online submissions. Deadlines are earlier than regular submissions. Please contact us: contact(at) and we’ll explain to you the procedure. Make sure you indicate in your email that you wish to submit online.

A Film for Peace Festival 03/31/14
A FILM FOR PEACE Festival intends to promote peace and dialogue among all people and social groups.  Films, documentary or fiction, must focus on the theme of peace, wartime conflict, civil war or human rights. DVD submission.

Fonlad Online digital arts festival (Portugal) 3/31/14
The Festival is open to all national and international artists working at the level of digital arts and new technologies; Includes video and animation category. CD/DVD or

Student Academy awards 04/01/14 foreign deadline
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.

Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (Korea) 4/30/2014
Short Film. Types of films Animation , Documentary, Narrative fiction. Genre: Fantastic, Horror, Mystery, Phantasy, Science fiction, Thriller

Jaxon Film Fest 9/30/14
As the Jaxon Film Fest enters its third year,  it is growing, learning, re-inventing itself, learning and developing ideas that have proven successful. As we enter our third year, we have waived all fees for submitting films.  In fact, as we are now requesting either or vimeo links (only),  we have eliminated the expense of mailing films/DVDs, packaging, etc. (at least until such time as we announce your film has been selected.)    And we will not accept films via dropbox, or other file transfer services.  The theme for our 2014 festival is Love, Redemption and Salvation (although not of Judeo-Christian standards.) 

2 thoughts on “New deadlines added

  1. This site is, indeed, an amazing tool for filmmakers. I check it every Tuesday and it has been incredibly helpful. So, thank you very much on behalf of me and all the people that I know keep coming here.

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