The following updates are being sent out as a newletter to email subscribers and will be published under May and June 2016.
best of luck,
TUFF- Toronto Urban Film Festival (ON) 05/15/2016* free submission ends at midnight
Starting April 15, we will be accepting submissions for TUFF 2016, screening silent 60-second film, video and animation to an urban public. 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, 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.
MIX Copenhagen 5/23/16
Oldest running film festival in Denmark and one of the oldest LGBT film festivals in the world. Submit by email with link to film.
Animatou (Geneva, Switzerland) 5/23/16
Animatou is a festival dedicated to bringing the best of Swiss and international animation to spectators of all ages and promoting an awareness of art films rarely screened in commercial cinemas. The festival has four competitive programs: international, young, swiss and experimental.
Marda Loop Justice Film Festival 6/1/16
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)
Sedicicorto International Film Festival Forti (Forli, Italy) 6/5/16
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.
Anima Mundi 6/08/16
Our intention is to highlight the best animated films made with multiplatform characteristics: interactive pieces, videogame intros, teasers, animation series episodes or pilots and (why not ?) traditional animation shorts are just a few examples of pieces that may participate in this wide open competition. The important thing is that the piece is able to convey, with the animation language, a communication that is consistent and attractive in every type of media. The contest is open to animated works that may be new or previously made, produced by professional or amateur animators. Works may have a length of 30 seconds minimum and 10 minutes maximum.
Regent Park Film Festival (Canada) 6/10/16
Regent Park Film Festival is Toronto’s only free-of-charge, multi-cultural, film festival dedicated to bringing the best local and international film and video works to the communities living in and around the neighbourhood of Regent Park in Toronto, Canada.
2-Minute Film Festival (Pittsburgh, PA) 6/13/16
Carnegie Museum of Art is pleased to announce a new partnership with Pittsburgh’s Row House Cinema for this year’s edition of its popular 2-Minute Film Festival series. Row House Cinema is a single-screen, state-of-the-art theater in the historic Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Filmmakers: submit your finest—and shortest—video to Carnegie Museum of Art, and your work could be featured in the sixth installment of CMOA’s 2-Minute Film Festival, to be held at Pittsburgh’s Row House Cinema July 15–20, 2016, and at CMOA on July 21, 2016.
(FICMA) The International Environmental Film Festival (Barcelona, Spain) 6/20/16
FICMA is the longest running environmental film festival in the world. It is the only environmental film festival to hold competitions which do not accept productions that are more than a year old.
MESSAGE TO MAN (Saint Petersburg) 06/20/16
* note fee charged for international category
The International Documentary, Short, and Animated Film Festival. National Competition (no entry fee) Documentaries up to 120 minutes in length, directed by Russian filmmakers or/and produced (co-produced) by Russian producers, completed after 1 January 2015. Experimental Short Film Competition In Silico (no entry fee)
Short experimental films (no longer than 15 minutes) in any genre, which are technically suitable for screening in a regular cinema, completed after 1 January 2014.
CutOutFest (Mexico): 06/30/16
Short Narrative, Music Video and Experimental Animations- Must use a frame by frame technique.