Usually I give a bit more of a heads up, but I just added these deadlines, they are closing to submissions today. I have noticed that quite a few deadlines seem be at the beginning or end of the month.
Many of the below festivals are unique. One features African filmmakers, one Ocean Films, one Chinese filmmakers in North America. Even so, most film festivals have a focus and guidelines for the films. A gentle reminder: read through the submission information for each festival. Make sure the festival matches your work, and that you are even eligible to submit. I have had conversations with filmmakers who zealously apply to everything without reading any text and festivals that have a narrow scope, unique format or other parameter and receive large amounts of entries they have to disqualify. Especially when festivals use submission platforms, it is all to easy to try to submit with one click. Many times on the submission platform page there are additional conditions to be met outside of the already uploaded material. Some require a permission form, entry form, email link to downloadable files, etc. It is not safe to assume that your entry is complete simply because you are using a submission platform.
best of luck,
The 14th annual International Animation Arts Festival “Multivision”
will take place October 28 – November 20, 2016 in St.Petersburg, Russia. The International Festival of Animation Arts “Multivision” is an annual event in St.Petersburg, Russia, held in November. The festival includes competition in animation shorts (duration 1 – 30 min) and video installations evaluated by a professional jury.
Silicon Valley African Film Festival 8/1/16
Set in beautiful Silicon Valley, California (the high-tech capital of the world); the Silicon Valley African Film Festival (SVAFF) is a showcase of seasoned and emerging filmmakers from the African continent whose works reflect the true stories, hopes and dreams of Africa. The mission of the Festival is to promote an understanding and appreciation of Africa and Africans through moving images. Enclose a completed and signed entry form with your DVD. You can also email a completed form to us and send your DVD by mail or give us a link to watch your film online.
The International Ocean Film Festival 8/1/16
Brings carefully selected documentaries, short and long feature films, as well as animations to the big screen. A team of cinema and festival professionals, film scientists and filmmakers with long standing experience in film festival management selects an exclusive program from hundreds of ocean themed film worldwide, to ensure a unique viewing experience for our audience.
North America Chinese Directors Short Film Tour 8/1/16
Is now calling for submissions! The program aims specifically for discovering talented Chinese filmmakers based in North America. Whether you are currently in film school or recent graduates trying to launch your career, do not miss out on this opportunity.