I’m still working on updating festival listings in between everything else. Some of these are new to my site, but others are updates from previous years. I have had to eliminate some festivals- if they now charge a fee. I may not have noticed a fee, so if you catch one, let me know. Be sure to tell the festivals know where you heard about them, and feel free to me know about your experiences.
If you are a festival or screening organizer (or any venue, for that matter, gallery, etc), please feel free to submit your opportunity. (side bar on blog)
best of luck,
Arab film Festival 11/15/14
Feature, Documentary, and Short Movies FROM or ABOUT the Arab World, produced AFTER APRIL 2013 are welcomed. For feature films (Fiction and Documentary): kindly send your film on DVD with your filled entry form.For short films (Fiction and Documentary): Kindly send us a link of your film with the entry form by email.
The AVIFF-Art Film Festival has since become one of the preferred places of promoting contemporary art in the field of video art film associated with a changing art market. Only films never before shown in France are retained. The selection is made by a committee that changes each year and decides the annual official program and awards. Rules § Registration form on demand through email.
Imphal International Short Film Festival 11/30/14
Biggest film festival in Northeast India, organised solely to promote and groom filmmakers across the globe. Submit DVD.
DOCUDAYS UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 11/30/14
Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival is held annually in the last week of March in Kyiv. On completion, Docudays UA traditionally presents the best movies in the regions of Ukraine within the Docudays UA Travelling Festival. Online screener or DVD.
Inquietudo- Portuguese speaking film festival 11/30/14
INQUIETUDO is the film festival that brings contemporary cinema produced in the Portuguese-speaking countries and communities to the city of Vienna. Our four-day program in April 2015 will bring together the audience and the invited filmmakers for the screening of eight feature-length films followed by talks, debates and workshops. Together we will seek to answer the question: how does this expanding universe of Portuguese-speaking cinema create and re-create itself?
International Filmfestival Landau – La.Meko 11/30/14
maximum 30 minutes, all genres and formats. DVD submission.
Cinema Perpetuum Mobile International Shorts Festival (Minsk) 12/1/14
The fourth annual international independent short film festival “Cinema Perpetuum Mobile” is a non-profit cultural event. The Organizing committee was formed by the members of kinaklub.org community, which gathers enthusiasts and film-fans devoted to the values of continual and free cinema art. Online or DVD submission.
100.00 film festival 12/01/14
he $100 Film Festival is Calgary’s only celluloid-based film festival. When the $100 Film Festival was born in 1992, it showcased eight short films on Super 8. The name sprung from the challenge to shoot a short film on four rolls of Super 8 – which tallied to the cost of $100. In following years, the festival dropped the budgetary limit and allowed 16 mm film, which shifted the focus from low budget to quality small-format films. The festival is now an international celebration of creative story telling on celluloid. Online or DVD submission.
Festival of Animated Film- Stuttgart 12/01/14
You are kindly invited to submit films produced after October 1, 2013 to one of the Festival’s following competition categories! International Competition (Short film competition); Young Animation (Student film competition); Tricks for Kids – shorts and series (Competition for short films and TV series for children); AniMovie (Feature-length film competition). Online submission.
backup festival (Germany) 12/01/14
students or alumni from art, media or design schools
Filmfest Dresden 12/05/14
Eligible for submission are short films up to 30 minutes running time. For the National and International Competition only short fiction films and animation films produced after December 2012 are considered. For the special programmes (Panorama, Kids, Youth, Experiments, Regional Focus) documentaries and experimental films can be submitted as well. Online submissions.
Melbourne Queer Film Festival 12/05/14
The Festival is Australia’s largest, oldest and most successful queer film festival and screens at 3 premier Melbourne venues including the state of the art Australian Centre for the Moving Image to audiences of over 15,000. The MQFF also tours highlights of its program to various parts of Australia. Films can be of any length and should be of interest to the gay, lesbian, transgendered, bisexual, queer or intersex communities. Online submissions.
Docaviv s the only Israeli festival dedicated solely to documentary films – an art form which has been growing rapidly in the past years. Serves as a showcase of the best documentary films made in Israel for festivals around the world. DVD copies or a screening link.
Friborg International Film Festival 12/19/14 *no fee for short films
The FIFF was founded as a film festival focusing on the Third World, and later graduated to films of the South. However, the world changes, and the Festival changes with it. Today, it is simply a festival that supports films from what could be described as faraway countries – good films that find it difficult to reach Swiss screens. DVD submission.
Go Short – International Short Film Festival (Nijmegen) 12/19/14
The European Competition will consist of shorts that have been made in (geographical) Europe from all genres. The films are eligible for the Go Short Award for Best European Short in the four different categories. The Dutch Competition is a selection of films made in the Netherlands, from which the best film will be awarded with the Go Short Award for Best Dutch Short. From these two competitions a selection of films will be made which will form the Youth Competition, and which are eligible for the Go Short Youth Award.Online form/DVD submission.
Academia Film Olomouc 12/19/14
AFO is currently one of the most important European festivals in the area of popular science film. It aims to present science as an attractive, dynamic and diverse sector through films charting natural, humanities and social science disciplines. Each year, hundreds of documentary films and television programs enroll in the competition sections of the festival. Online form/DVD submission.
FlumenFest (Portugal) 1/15/15
Theme of FlumenFest 1st Edition 2015: Reaching for the Other. FLUMEN Award for International Competition of feature-length film – fction / documentary / animation. FLUMEN Award for International Competition of short-length film – fction / documentary / animation. FLUMEN Award for Academic iflm (Competition of feature-length flm for the Academic Jury). FLUMEN Junior Award for Educational flm (Features and Shorts – Educational Jury) Audience Award. Feature film by DVD, Short film by vimeo link or DVD.
NollywoodWeek Paris 1/30/15
An annual event dedicated to showcasing the best of Nollywood to a French audience with the hopes of fostering distribution opportunities in this untapped market The Nigerian film industry has gone beyond national borders obtaining worldwide recognition. Now, it is known to the 62 million inhabitants of France, the birthplace of cinema. Online submission.