Deadlines starting in June…

No Gloss Film Festival (Leeds) 06/01/14
No/Gloss Film Festival is Leeds’ first ever DIY indie film festival celebrating do-it-yourself unconventional cinema and low / no budget films from independent local and international film-makers. youtube or vimeo preferred, dvd submission available.

MIX Copenhagen 6/1/14
Oldest running film festival in Denmark and one of the oldest LGBT film festivals in the world. This year from the 19th to the 28th of October marks the 27th MIX Copenhagen. Submit by email with link to film.

Animatou (Geneva, Switzerland) 6/1/14
Animatou is a festival dedicated to bringing the best of Swiss and international animation to spectators of all ages and promoting an awareness of art films rarely screened in commercial cinemas. The festival has four competitive programs: international, young, swiss and experimental. Submit through link or DVD.

shnit International Shortfilmfestival 6/1/14
a transnational film festival simultaneously taking place in ten cities on five continents worldwide. «shnit» is dedicated to celebrating and sharing with audiences the exciting world of short film. File upload to festival site, withoutabox, reelport or: shortFilmDepot (or DVD submission). Note: there are two categories of entry. Both allow film to be in competition, one has a fee, the other does not. The pro category offers feedback on film, the basic category does not. withoutabox, for example, seems to only allow for the paid category.

Princeton Student Film and Video Festival: 06/01/14
The Princeton Student Film & Video Festival is in its 10th consecutive year, and it is sponsored by the Princeton Public Library. The mission of the festival is to encourage and support the work of youth filmmakers in a range of genres and styles, with the opportunity and a venue for the filmmakers to show their work to a broad audience. The festival is open to high school and college students and home-schooled, unschooled or not in school youth ages 14-25 from Princeton and all points beyond, both near and far.

Split Film Festival (Croatia) 06/01/2014
DVD/CD. The program is outstanding, eclectic, high-quality, original and unique. Films are made during workshops as well.

Josiah Media Festival 6/01/14
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.

Baghdad International Film Festival (BIFF) 6/01/14
As indicated in  the Festival’s press release, the Festival is looking for short-form, documentary, and feature film submissions in all genres.

La Jolla Fashion Film Festival (La Jolla, CA) 6/1/2014
Must have fashion element or film sponsorship. The world’s largest gathering of fashion film professionals has announced it has expanded its award categories to include all aspects of fashion film production.“From now on the brilliant work done by makeup artists, hairstylists, art directors, editors, musicians, wardrobe stylists, writers, and others will be nominated and have the opportunity to win awards. These awards are for the best in the world and cut across national boundaries and cultures. Thanks to the global reach of LJFFF everyone is included no matter where on earth they live or work.” stated Festival Producer Fred Sweet. All creators in the fashion film industry are welcome to submit.

NBC’s Annual Short Cuts Festival 6/02/14
individuals of diverse groups apply, minority, lgbt, etc: comedy, drama, horror, sci fi genres

CPH:DOX 6/2/14
Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival – is a part of The Foundation of the Copenhagen Film Festivals. Submission to the Festival is open to short and feature length documentaries, experimental documentaries and innovative visual documentary productions for digital media. Submission fee is 10.00 EUR. The fee may be waived for: Danish productions and co-productions, Films from developing countries, Experimental and artists’ films. This deadline is for films completed between January 2014 – May 2014.

Sedicicorto International Film Festival Forti (Forli, Italy) 6/5/14
The Film Festival is divided into 3 competitive sections and accepts submissions of any short film produced after 1st January 2011. The maximum running time allowed is 35 minutes (including credits). MOVIE – International Fiction Films, Documentary Films, ANI&LAB – International Animation & Experimental Films, CORTITALIA – National Films of any genre. File upload to: shortFilmDepot or DVD submission.

Giffoni Film Festival (Italy) 6/6/14
The main objective of the Festival is promoting the most interesting international film production for children and youth. The GFF aims at actively forming a more aware and conscious audience. At the same time thanks to its various initiatives the GFF is constantly in touch with the same audience. This makes Giffoni a very important and priviliged observatory of all the trends expectations cultural and social developments of the new generations. Submit by DVDs, files or links.

Portobello Film Festival (London, UK) 06/14/2014
UK’s biggest independent film competition. DVD and application due by deadline.

MOTELx – Lisbon International Horror Film Festival 6/15/14
An event for fraternizing and discovery, set-up for all those that are permanently looking for new auteurs, new films, new looks into the genre, and new experiences. The program offers the audience a selection of the films that have generated the most enthusiastic reactions all around the world in the last couple of years, in all possible variations of the genre – from supernatural to gore, from psychological horror to the monster movie, from blockbuster to indie, from classic to experimental, from cult to new tendencies. 6/18/14
Invites you to submit your creative videos under the theme: 360º Around the Human Factor, creative perspectives on human values. In a globalised digital world where human beings are closer than ever, we would like to visually reflect about those things which unite us all. What makes you feel close to others? What is valuable to you or to humankind? After all, what makes us humans? A feeling, a moment, an idea? Are you able to capture it with your camera, visualize it with images, graphics or with an animation? Show us your talent and perspectives, share your creativity, inspire us and win amazing awards! Upload.

gender reel 6/20/14
Starting April 20th- we are seeking all kinds of films and performance art pieces created by and/or about gender non-conforming and transgender people, experiences and images and/or work that challenges gender conforming attitudes, ideas or concepts. Non-trans people are also welcome to submit work to Gender Reel provided this work is reflective of our mission. DVD submission.

Klik Animation Festival (Amsterdam) 7/01/14
Films not selected for the screenings they try to find a way to show in foyers, etc. (submissions open 4/1/14)

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