NBCUniversal Short Film Festival 5/1/15
The producer, writer, and director must be over 18 years of age and a legal resident of the US, able and ready for employment. The writer, director, cast, or theme of the short must be diverse, either: ethnically, culturally, or of a diverse voice or community. Examples of diverse and inclusive backgrounds include: female writers & directors, the LGBTQ community, and performers with disabilities. Short films must qualify under one of the following narrative genres: Comedy, Drama, Horror, or Sci-Fi. Any Docs, Animations or Music Videos are not eligible. Shorts must be 2-20 minutes in length. WithoutABox.
LIFE AFTER OIL International Film Festival 5/1/15
This festival starts with the intention of overshooting the simple exposure. Although it is important to raise public awareness on the risks connected to the exploitation and to the use of natural resource in the production of fossil fuels, still remains, the enormous and dramatic problem of the disasters caused by the lack of energy, with particular reference to the water supply, highly relevant to the world population. The main objective of the festival will be, therefore, not only emphasizing problems related to the use of fossil fuels, but especially identifying the alternatives which take into account, according to the present scientific knowledge, the several well-known methods of production. Online through Festhome.
Lunenburg Doc Fest 5/1/15* free until this date
Lunenburg Doc Fest is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to showcasing documentary films that entertain, educate, inspire and enrich the lives of Lunenburg citizens and visitors. DVD by post or filmfreeway.
Asinabka Festival 5/15/15
Asinabka Festival will take place in Ottawa, Ontario. The Festival is currently seeking works from independent filmmakers, any film or video that tells First Nations, Métis, or Inuit stories, or focuses on international Indigenous issues, is eligible. Submissions can be in any genre (documentary, drama, animation, experimental etc.) or any length, and must be finished works. Preference will be given to new works produced within the last two years. Online or by post.