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Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 6/30/17
Deadline for films produced in 2017: June 30, 2017
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.

Molodist: Kyiv International Short Film Festival (Kyiv, Ukraine) 07/01/17
“Molodist” is one of the greatest specialized cinema events in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, according to the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF). It is a priority platform in the region for presenting the latest and the most up cine products and covers the most high-profile events of modern cinema ­– both mainstream and experimental. The main objective of the festival is to promote young professional cinema. As forty years ago competitive program represents professional and amateur movies of debutants. The main sections – student, the first short film (fiction, animation, documentary) and the first feature film. Geography of contest entries includes countries from almost all continents. So we seek and find – and thus provide an opportunity for young talents to take their place in modern cinema.

depicT! film festival (UK): 07/03/17
90 second challenge. DepicT! is Watershed’s international short film competition that, since its creation by Brief Encounters in 1998, has been challenging filmmakers to create 90 second ultra-short masterpieces.

Duhok International Film Festival (Duhok, Kurdistan) 7/9/17
The World Cinema Section presents a selection of fiction feature films and documentaries and shorts from all over the world. This panorama of contemporary auteur cinema includes films by young talents alongside work by established filmmakers. The Kurdish Cinema Section presents a selection of Kurdish films; Feature, Documentaries, and shorts, made in a Kurdish-speaking region (Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Syria) or by Diaspora Kurdish filmmakers.

Pool Festival 7/17/17
POOL is a recurring format for dance- and animation film. Aiming for becoming a platform for dancer, choreographers, directors, artists, organizers and other interested people, POOL offers space for exchange of experiences, developing and advanced training, and presentation. German or English or subtitled in one of the two languages. Videos and films that enter the contest should not be longer than 30 minutes. Please send us two completely labled DVDs (one copy for viewing and one for presentation with video file in good compression).

Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema 7/23/17
The Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema. International competition for short and feature films.

Manchester Animation Festival 7/28/17
Categories: Short Films: Films under 30 minutes not made by a student or person under the age of 16. Commissioned works can also be submitted into this category provided that the person submitting has permission of the rights owner.  Graduation Films: Films created by undergraduate and post-graduate students. Films by Children: Films created by animators who are 16 or under on completion of the film. All techniques are eligible.

Cinespace Competition 7/31/17
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 7/31/17
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.

Canaltown Short Spooky Movie Festival (aka Spookyfest) 09/24/2017
A diverse selection of short, spooky, moving picture shorts (seven (7) minutes or less) 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 fourth year of our festival, which takes place on October 21, 2017. In addition to there being no entry fee for submitting artists, the popcorn is amazing, so you should not only submit but attend. Cheers!



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