June updates

Hi all- I am going through my list for june. About 2/3 have updated, some have deadlines earlier this year, some later this year and some exactly the same. I have eliminated those that now charge a fee, assuming I caught it. Please let the festivals know that you heard about them from noentryfeefestivals.com.

best of luck,


NBC’s Annual Short Cuts Festival 5/01/15
individuals of diverse groups apply, minority, lgbt, etc: comedy, drama, horror, sci fi genres

Sedicicorto International Film Festival Forti (Forli, Italy) 5/6/15* or possibly 6/5/15
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.

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival rolling deadline, documentary
The MLJFF is Canada’s premiere human rights, environmental, and social issues documentary film festival. The festival hosts an annual mid-November festival, a Calgary film series, and a traveling Canadian film series. Submit through WAB. (no fee, though)

AVANCA International Meeting of Cinema, TV, Video and Multimedia (Portugal) 5/10/15
No submission fee for the following: All works that were never screened and that make the AVANCA 2015 its premiere. Portuguese films or from African countries with official Portuguese language. DVD by mail, other required material should be sent by CD, email or wetransfer.

MIX Copenhagen 5/30/15
Oldest running film festival in Denmark and one of the oldest LGBT film festivals in the world. Submit by email with link to film.

MESSAGE TO MAN (Saint Petersburg) 05/31/15
There is no entry fee for submission to In Silico International Competition of Experimental Films and National Competition of Documentary Films. note: Fee applies for other categories. Reelport or DVD.

TUFF- Toronto Urban Film Festival (ON) 05/31/2015* free submission ends at midnight
Call for submissions is open to international filmmakers, accepting all genres of silent, 1 minute film, video, and animation of interest to an urban audience.  TUFF, North America’s largest commuter film festival returns to Pattison Onestop subway platform screens across Toronto from September 5 – 15, 2014. The TUFF audience includes over 1 million daily commuters, and runs concurrent with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). TUFF screens at 10-minute intervals on over 290 platform screens in 63 stations across the Toronto subway system, and non-stop at designated “Film Zones” located at key downtown stations. Online submission.

La Jolla Fashion Film Festival (La Jolla, CA) 6/1/2015
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.

shnit International Shortfilmfestival 6/1/15
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.

Baghdad International Film Festival (BIFF) 6/01/15
As indicated in  the Festival’s press release, the Festival is looking for short-form, documentary, and feature film submissions in all genres

Josiah Media Festival 6/01/15
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.

Split Film Festival (Croatia) 06/01/2015
DVD/CD. The program is outstanding, eclectic, high-quality, original and unique. Films are made during workshops as well.

Princeton Student Film and Video Festival 06/01/15
The Princeton Student Film & Video Festival 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.

Womanimation (Rhode Island) 6/01/15
We are currently accepting submissions from women animators. We are specifically looking for succinct films with a narrative (no experimental pieces, music videos, etc.). You can submit/upload your work using Hightail, dropbox, etc.

Portobello Film Festival (London, UK) 06/01/2015
UK’s biggest independent film competition. DVD and application due by deadline.

CineEco (Portugal) 6/1/15
The Festival is open to the registration of fiction movies, long or short film documentaries for the various sections – competitive and non-competitive, according to the environment theme. Cine’Eco intends to continue to be a space to show the best films and videos from around the world, focusing on environmental issues, with the intention to create awareness, provide discussion, enhancing knowledge and deepen the need for urgent changes in the behavior of people, governments and companies, in order to preserve the planet. Online Submission Form and DVD by mail.

Giffoni Film Festival (Italy) 6/5/15
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, or online submission platforms.

World Festival of Animated Film (Bulgaria) 06/08/2015
Upload to festival site or DVD submission.

MOTELx – Lisbon International Horror Film Festival 6/15/15
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.

Off-Courts Trouville (Trouville-sur-mer, France) 6/15/15
All genres are accepted (fiction, documentary, experimental, animation, etc.). All films must be under 40 minutes. shortfilmdepot.com.

PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival 6/15/15
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) again invite the world’s youth to submit original and creative videos focusing on PLURAL+ themes: migration, diversity and social inclusion. PLURAL+ is seeking for short videos, of up to 5 minutes. Entrants must be youth between the ages of 9-25. Preferably all videos should be submitted on DVDs, or through a file hosting website of choice (MediaFire, YouSendit,)

Anim’est International Animated Film Festival (Romania) 06/20/2015
The anim’est International Animation Film Festival, established in 2006, has become Bucharest’s most loved film festival and a recognized event on the international animation scene. The presentations, workshops, master-classes and round tables provide the perfect opportunity to get in touch with the latest creations and make contacts. Entry form and dvd submission.

Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival (Canada) 06/28/2015
Stop Motion (puppet) animation is defined as the movement of three-dimensional objects animated frame by frame.

Be There! Corfu Animation Festival (Greece), 6/30/2015
Be there! Corfu Animation Festival invites all directors to submit their animated films to the competitive festival section of the 4th festival edition. The festival has three competitive programmes: Short filmsm Graduation short filmsm Feature films. Online submission.

Ars Independent International Film Festival (Poland) 6/30/15
Ars Independent is the space devoted to dialogue between filmmakers and the audience, created with belief that cinema as a medium can influence reality. We are crossing geographical, social and political borders in order to disclose unknown cinema and discover both The Other and ourselves. Independent Feature Films and Short Animations. Submit DVD and entry from by mail.

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 06/30/15
Is intended to provide opportunities for animators to gain global popularity through an Animated Short Film Competition and to create a new forum for international exchanges via the culture of animation. Part of the festival’s appeal is its outstanding location in an airport with a massive flow of tourists and one of the world’s few airport movie theaters. * entry opens 4/18.15

Stockholm International Film Festival (Sweden) 7/1/15
The purpose of the Stockholm International Film Festival is to broaden the forum for innovative quality films in Scandinavia beyond what is currently available through commercial outlets and traditional film institutions. The festival also features retrospectives of, and tributes to, influential filmmakers and film personalities in order to highlight contemporary issues. Submit by post.

East Anglian Student Film Festival 8/21/15
Welcome to the annual East Anglian Student Film Festival. EASTF aims to develop the film making talent of tomorrow. More details coming soon. The festival includes student workshops run by @One Film & Media, live music, workshops run by industry professionals, film screenings, and art exhibition, and much more. Online submission form, Vimeo or youtube link.

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