Currently updating festival deadlines in between other projects. If you notice any errors, please let me know. I have caught a few that now charge a submission. I do, however list festivals that have free entry for specified groups, so check for that, just in case. I do note it in the description if it is free for students, free for those who live in a certain area, etc.
best of luck,
FilmFestival Cottbus 8/01/16
East European films- if the producer or one of the co-producers is based in one of the successor states of the former «socialist» European countries (including the former Soviet Union as well as ex-Yugoslavia) and if it is made in one of the languages of this region. DVD Submission.
24 fps International Short Film Festival (Texas) 8/08/16
DVD submission. deadline. Since its inception in 1999, the 24fps Short Film Festival has presented programs of short films by aspiring and established artists from around the world. The juried competition is open to any work made outside the major worldwide film studio system, and provides cash awards to the festival’s top films in six major categories.
World Film Festival Bangkok 8/15/16
The objective of the World Film Festival of Bangkok is to introduce quality, non-mainstream films from all over the world. It aims to become a showcase for independent films and new work from rising talents to cinema masters to show the continuity from generation to generation as a vital component in the development of the film industry. Online entry form with DVD submission.
Reanimania (Yerevan, Armenia) 8/15/16
ReAnimania festival aims to facilitate the development of animation art, educate a new generation of world class animators and provide a forum for presenting works of Armenian animators in the international arena as well as introduce examples of the world’s finest animated films to the Armenian audience. Deadline (All categories except Feature films)
Filminute is the international one minute film festival that showcases, awards and promotes the best one minute films from around the world. Filminute is built to generate the largest amount of exposure possible for the one minute filmmakers and the collection of one minute films showcased, shortlisted, and awarded by an international jury and the public. Submit by email.
Reanimania (Yerevan, Armenia) 9/1/16
ReAnimania festival aims to facilitate the development of animation art, educate a new generation of world class animators and provide a forum for presenting works of Armenian animators in the international arena as well as introduce examples of the world’s finest animated films to the Armenian audience. Deadline (Feature films)
CINEMAGIC YOUNG FILMMAKER (Belfast) 9/02/16
Cinemagic is looking for imaginative and original films made by young people (age 25 and younger). The films can be about anything at all fact or fiction, comedy or drama, news program or documentary. DVD submission or online screener/email application.
Horror-on-Sea Film Festival, Essex, United Kingdom 09/15/16
If you would like us to consider your film for inclusion in the HOSFF 2015, when submitting – please include a brief synopsis of your film, including the name of the Director, the year your film was completed and your full contact details.
View Conference: View Awards (Italy) 09/15/16
VIEW Conference, the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX.
Canaltown Short Spooky Movie Festival (aka Spookyfest) 09/25/16
A diverse selection of short, spooky, moving picture shorts presented live, in downtown Honesdale, Pennsylvania, USA. A popular, audience vote determines which shorts take home the custom crafted Spooky Awards (aka Spookies) at the end of the night. This year marks the third year of our festival, which takes place on October 22, 2016. In addition to there being no entry fee for submitting artists, the popcorn is amazing, so you should not only submit but attend. Cheers!