More deadlines, and a question..

Hi all- recently I posted an opportunity that was submitted to my blog. It was an opportunity for still photography. Thinking it was related, I posted it for those who might also create photographs. I noticed a comment this morning telling me to “please take it down”. While I can appreciate the point of view that I have a focus on this site, is it so offensive if I occasionally post other related opportunities? Just curious, as there are sometimes contests or challenges that may not be specifically festivals, but opportunities. I welcome your thoughts.

best of luck,


Independent Days (Germany) 12/31/14
No specific guidelines regarding running time, genre or format. However, the production costs of the films must not exceed 2.500 Euro per minute of running time. We will differentiate between the categories “No Budget” and “Low Budget”. Regular deadline is 10/31, movies submitted between 1st of November and 31st of December 2013 are out of competition. They might be shown if there is a timeslot available. DVD submission. Note: 2014 Entry Form link is in center of page.

Istanbul Film Festival 12/31/14
The Festival features a thematically specialized international competition, provides a showcase for recent Turkish film productions, and thus represents a rewarding medium where Turkish and foreign filmmakers get together. The Festival draws a special interest to classics, presenting retrospective sections within its programs particularly attended by young audiences.
The festival programme comprises sections featuring contemporary fiction and documentary works as well as special focus on animation films.
The industry sidebar Meetings on the Bridge aims at bringing together professionals from Turkey and abroad for coproductions.

goEast film festival 12/31/14
goEast aims to initiate authentic cultural dialogue and exchange – with the festival promoting communication between filmmakers and filmgoers in general, with a Students’ Film Competition targeted specifically at communicative exchange between young directors from East and West, with a Symposium advancing the dialogue between historians and film scholars.

The International Festival of Video Art of Casablanca deadline? (last year it was end of dec.)
The Faculty of letters and sciences Humaines Ben Msik, University Hassan II of Casablanca, organizes the 21st edition of the International Festival of video art of Casablanca which will take place from 22 to 25 April 2015.Les artists and students who wish to participate in this event must send a request to the following address: Bp 7951 Hay Al Baraka Casablanca and by email at

Anifilm (Třeboň, Czech Republic) 1/15/15
International Festival of Animated Films. ANIFILM competition sections categories are: International Competition of Feature Films; a/ Films for Grown-Ups, b/ Films for Children; International Competition of Short Films; Czech-Slovak Student Competition. Register your film through online form.

14 thoughts on “More deadlines, and a question..

  1. No that’s totally out of order and rude – it’s your website and you’re providing a service to a lot of people so they should treat you/the site with respect!

  2. I agree with the previous comment. The ones who use the site and the information provided should be respectful and grateful with Tracy, since she is providing an awesome service!

  3. Since many filmmakers also work in photography, I see no reason why an occasional photo listing shouldn’t be posted. I am a filmmaker only, but was not offending by the listing under discussion.

  4. I really have to agree that it’s an amazing thing that Tracy is doing for the independent filmmaking community with this site and I don’t personally have an issue with related opportunities popping up sometimes, especially if they are helpful to other readers.

    I could certainly understand if the site suddenly became overrun with non-film opportunities now that could turn off some readers, but that isn’t what happened.

    Thank you so much for all your hard word Tracy!

  5. 1. I think it is wonderful for you to provide diverse information that may (or may not) be of interest to all.

    2. Even if you post something totally off topic, it is YOUR blog. You get to make the rules. I appreciate your sensitivity to your followers preferences, but I don’t feel we have a right to tell you what to post. I am just grateful that you are consolidating this information that is so useful to me as a budget filmmaker.

    I wish to repeat Andrew’s comment: Thank you so much!

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