upcoming may/june deadlines

Toronto Animated Image Society Showcase 5/15/15
TAIS supports independent animators as artist and encourages research and creation by facilitating affordable access to space and equipment. Any frame-by-frame or computer-assisted animated film or video completed within the last 2 years may be entered. Films less than 10 minutes in length. DVD or online submission.

Voices from the Waters Festival 5/30/15
Voices from the Waters invites you to be part of the festival by contributing short, documentary, animation and feature films on water and related issues. Voices from the Waters is conceived as a travelling film festival. The selected films after being premiered in Bangalore will be taken to educational institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations, small towns and villages across the world followed by discussions. categories: Water Scarcity, The Dams and the Displaced, Water Harvesting/conservation, Water Struggles/Conflicts, Floods and Droughts, Global Warming and Climate Change, Impact of Deforestation on Water-Bodies, Water, Sanitation and Health, River Pollution, The Holistic Revival of Water Bodies, Water and Life. Please note that the categories are flexible and your film does not have to necessarily adhere to them while focusing on the larger theme of water. DVD submission.

InShadow 5/31/15
International Festival of Video, Performance and Technologies. Genres: Videodance, Documentaries, Performance/solos, Installations. Online submission.

Uppsala International Short Film Festival (Sweden) 05/31/15
click button for english. Uppsala International Short Film Festival has since become Sweden’s premier arena for short film, having attained both national recognition of the Swedish Film Institute and genuine international renown. In addition, the festival is the most important international cultural event in Uppsala. Every year the festival shows more than 300 short films in five different sections exploring the diversity and richness of the short film – from new film to retrospective programmes, from fiction film, documentaries and experimental film to animations. Upload at short film depot site.

Milano Film Festival 5/31/15
An international feature and short film competition. The feature film competition is open to first and second films of any genre, language, format and running time. The short film competition is open to films of any genre, language and format, provided that they were completed after January 1st, 2013. The works will not be divided into categories. Short films under 30 minutes with directors under 40 years. Each filmmaker can send three short films and/or two feature films at most. Online submission. Link to film,

enRoute Film Festival 5/31/15
The festival is open to all emerging Canadian filmmakers. You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. You must have been a student attending any formal (university or college) film studies institution or receiving informal training in film studies (production courses, workshops, apprenticeships, mentorships in media arts production) anywhere in the world. Maximum 15 minutes. Submit Vimeo link.

Semaine de la critique (Switzerland) 5/31/15
Eligible are documentaries or films documentary in character of at least 61 minutes running time which: are intended for theatrical release, have been completed after autumn of the previous year and are shown as world and/or international premieres. online submission.

2Annas (Latvia) 05/31/15
International Competition is open to contributions by filmmakers of all age groups and nationalities, produced by professional individuals, international film schools, film studios, etc. Admitted are all films and videos of all genres not exceeding a length of 30 minutes. DVD or online.

25 FPS Experimental Film / Video 05/31/2015
We are looking for expressive original concepts, progresses in terms of theme, idea and aesthetics, as well as works that perpetuate the tradition of avant-garde and experimental film. Innovative films that explore the possibilities of cinematic language, narration and the medium itself, cross film types and genres and broaden the notion of film as art. Under 60 minutes. Submissions can be made via link or DVD.

Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 5/31/15*
*Free submission for youth category/entries only, scroll down for info. The “Young Filmmaker” categories are for films produced by youth ages 18 & younger. Films considered for this category must be conceived and produced by children or youth with minimal adult input. (An adult supervisor is allowed if part of a group project.) There is no entry fee for Young Filmmakers. Entry form by mail with link or DVD (has to arrive by deadline).

Black Star Youth Film Festival 5/31/15
The Youth Program is open to filmmakers who identify as black under 24 years old. Films (or excerpts) should not exceed 20 minutes. Link.

WNDX (Winnipeg) 06/01/2015
seeks new Canadian and international films and videos. WNDX pays special attention to the most innovative and ground-breaking works created by moving image artists. Submission by DVD or weblink.

Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival (Lausanne, Switzerland) 6/30/15
LUFF opens the call for entries to anybody who desires submitting his/her creation. The festival is dedicated to promoting and discovering innovative films and musicians who  don’t benefit from traditional distribution channels. Offering a program of exceptional films and music, the LUFF is a cultural event without comparison in the Swiss cultural landscape. The international competition is composed of the following sections: Short fiction, Short experimental, Short animation, Feature Films. For its 12th edition, the LUFF wishes to organize a Swiss film competition. This competition aims to give a (new) visibility to bold Swiss creations, existing outside the preoccupations for profitability, public impact or artistic conventions: The film you have never dared or were never able to show. Submit your darkest or most radiant film, the most daring or the most personal film, the film you have never shown to anyone or that has provoked such radical reactions that you have never again dared showing it to anyone.

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