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Etheria Film Festival 3/31/14
Showcased the talents of emerging female genre filmmakers. Etheria will select and screen the best new short fantasy and science fiction films directed by women from all over the world. Vimeo or You tube link.

Ecologico International Film Festival 4/30/14
Our goal is the discovery and development of independent film social, national and international, committed on topical issues typical of contemporary society. The EIFF is the place where you can meet authors and get to know those films that by their nature are difficult to use and approved through traditional distribution channels. Upload film.

EIDF International Documentary Festival (Korea) 4/30/14
The Festival has been established to promote the world’s best documentaries through a week-long programming of documentaries via EBS-TV, Korea’s representative public educational channel. It seeks to provide an opportunity for the documentaries to communicate with their audience as well as to encourage young documentary filmmakers all around the world to produce new works.

FAITO doc FESTIVAL (Italy) 4/30/14
Thematic documentary Film Festival «EMPATHY» The festival acts as a privileged platform for intercultural exchanges, thinking and dialogue. Room is also given to photography and painting and music. DVD submission.

RabbitFest 05/10/14
The aim was twofold: to undermine the belief that animation is strictly aimed at a child audience, and to get a more diverse audience to watch international feature and short films which are not always distributed by the Italian film majors.

the sixty second film festival 5/11/14 (Vashon, WA)
From the site: I started the film festival as a way to get interesting and creative people together to watch interesting and creative films; films that might not otherwise be seen. The event is free, and always will be. There will be beer, wine, cider and chocolate (also, free.) You can make the film on your iPhone, fancy SLR camera, or 16mm Bolex. wetransfer upload.

Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt (Germany) 5/15/14
“The Woodstock of Short Film”, with supporting events like a short film poetry slam, an animation workshop and a super 8 film market were added. However, the festival’s basic idea remains the same: A large and enthusiastic audience gathers to watch inventive and creative films not limited to a certain style, production method or format. Filmmakers from all around the world present their films in person and answer questions.

FESTIVAL SILHOUETTE Paris, France) 5/16/14
File upload to: shortFilmDepot or DVD submission.

Annual Long Day Short Film Festival  ? 5/21/14 last year’s deadline?
Celebrates the beginning of summer with a presentation of short films on the longest day of the year. The Festival is committed to exposing exciting new short films to wider audiences. Last year’s packed house watched submissions from filmmakers well established in the industry as well as directors and film students just starting out. Films will screen at the gala event  overlooking the San Francisco Bay at Rock Wall Wine Company in Alameda, California.

The Deep Fried Film Festival (UK) 5/24/14
Open to all film makers. We screen films from around the globe from film makers of all ages and levels. Send DVD and entry form by post.

InShadow 5/30/14
International Festival of Video, Performance and Technologies. Genres: Videodance, Documentaries, Performance/solos, Installations. DVD Submissions.

Smithsonian.com’s Video Contest 5/31/14
This is a call for original documentary videos that explore and document the world around us. The top videos chosen will be featured as part of our new video series, Smithsonian In Motion. The winners may also be interviewed and highlighted by Smithsonian.com. Any entry, even those not selected as winners, may also be showcased and eligible for additional prizes. Submit through online link.

2Annas (Latvia) 05/31/14
International Competition is open to contributions by filmmakers of all age groups and nationalities, produced by professional individuals, international film schools, film studios, etc. Admitted are all films and videos of all genres not exceeding a length of 30 minutes. DVD or online.

25 FPS Experimental Film / Video 05/31/2014
We are looking for expressive original concepts, progresses in terms of theme, idea and aesthetics, as well as works that perpetuate the tradition of avant-garde and experimental film. Innovative films that explore the possibilities of cinematic language, narration and the medium itself, cross film types and genres and broaden the notion of film as art. Under 60 minutes. Submissions can be made via link or DVD.

Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 5/31/14*
*Free submission for youth category/entries only, scroll down for info. The “Young Filmmaker” categories are for films produced by youth ages 18 & younger. Films considered for this category must be conceived and produced by children or youth with minimal adult input. (An adult supervisor is allowed if part of a group project.) There is no entry fee for Young Filmmakers. Entry form by mail with link or DVD (has to arrive by deadline).

Doclisboa 6/15/14
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.

International Documentary, Short and Animated Film Festival MESSAGE TO MAN (Saint Petersburg) 06/20/14
The International Documentary, Short, and Animated Film Upload or DVD.

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