Some new deadlines coming up at the end of the month/beginning of August. Some have restrictions, which I have bolded.
best of luck,
Dreamspeakers 7/30/16 *see note
The Festival seeks any combination of inventive, incisive, bold, vital and otherwise provocative work of any genre. All entries must be submitted on a DVD (the Festival prefers the NTSC format, but will accept PAL). Formats accepted for festival exhibition: Blu-ray. DCP and DVD. All entries must have been completed after January 2015. Complete and sign the entry form and enclose it with a labeled DVD. Feature: 41 min. or longer; Short: 40 min. or less per Academy rules. Submission of a work confirms that Dreamspeakers International Film Festival has permission to exhibit it during the Festival and any Festival Tours. Submission of a work implies that the Festival can employ moving image excerpts and reproduce stills for exhibition promotion. (Note: no entry fee noted if sending DVD with entry form, Filmfreeway requires fee)
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 7/31/16 *note: rough cut
Jihlava IDFF has been chosen by the European Film Academy (EFA) as one of the European documentary festivals to pre-select films for the European Award for the Best Documentary Film of the Year. Each of the festivals nominates one film directed by a European director and released in world premiere directly to EFA’s pre-selection. EFA considers all other world premieres of European films and may add them to the pre-selection. Also, winners of the Short Joy award will be eligible for the pre-selection in the Documentary Short Subject category of the Academy Awards®.
Cinespace Competition 7/31/16
CineSpace competition is an open call for short films that rework video images provided by our partner, NASA from their archives of footage collected from 50 years of exploring the universe.
Etiuda and Anima 7/31/16
ETIUDA COMPETITION – international film competition for student etudes made at film and fine art schools, ANIMA COMPETITION – international competition for professional, independent and student animation.
Ferfilm 8/1/16 (deadline extended from original ddl of july 15th)
The Festival accepts short and feature films produced in the following categories: Fiction – Short and Feature, Documentary – Short and Feature, Animation – Short and Feature, Experimental – Short. Applications may be sent by institutions or individually from all the countries of the world.
International Animated Film Festival “Les Nuits Magiques” 8/15/16
All animated short films are eligible if they are directed after 2013 december the 31th. We only can accept 35mm (optical sound), DCP or DVD film. Foreign films are iligible only if they are subtitled in french, with french dialogues or without dialogues. You can submit an animated short or feature film using one of the two following possibilities online or by mail.
Universal Film Festival (Kansas, US) 8/15//16 *free with code or by mail to festival
The mission of the Universal Film Festival is to create and provide a credible and accessible venue for aspiring and talented filmmakers. The Universal Film Festival offers a medium in which Independent Filmmakers may showcase their works nationally and internationally. Free through film freeway with code UFF2016. Also note: requires DCP.