January deadlines

Hi all- this post contains some festivals that have deadlines today. For some, these are early deadlines and for others these are final deadlines. If you have a film that is ready to go, in most cases this will only take a few minutes.
best of luck,

Hayti Heritage Film Festival 1/15/18
Are you a filmmaker with an amazing documentary or narrative short (under 30 mins.) that was made in the American South? Are you of African descent? If you say YES! to both, submit to the Hayti Heritage Film Festival today! Film Freeway

Animocje 1/15/18
“Animocje” the 8th International Animated Film Festival will take place between 10 to 15 April 2018. Online form

Anifilm 1/15/18
Anifilm’s mission is to present current trends, methods, technologies and animation techniques in its programme.
It also supports works in progress and brand new animation projects and their authors, producers and distributors. Film professionals from all over the world can use Anifilm as a platform for positive confrontation and meeting place for forging new contacts. Anifilm is aimed at authors and film professionals as well as students, educators, film theorists and all fans of animated production, including children. Anifilm also wants to represent the Czech Republic, South Bohemian Region and the town of Třeboň in international context on a long-term basis.

AfricaJarc 1/15/18
For the first time in his history, africajarc opens a competition for short films from Africa and the diaspora. Submit your movie via the link below! Don’t hesitate to share this call to film!

Jewish Motifs International Film Festival 1/15/18
We invite the filmmakers of movies on Jewish identity and experience to participate in the competition for Warsaw Phoenix Award. Please note that: only the films made within the two years preceding a given edition of the Festival and in a current year shall be accepted for the Festival, that is 2016-2018 for the edition of 2018.

Proto & Co 1/15/18
Annual small festival of independent short films. Every autumn, a selection from 30 to 40 movies are presented. Movies of 5 minutes maximum  Dialogues in French or without dialogue. No experimental and no clip accepted. FilmFreeway

Hola Mexico (LA) 1/15/18
The Hola Mexico Film Festival is the largest Mexican film festival held outside of Mexico. The festival screens annually in the spring, in downtown Los Angeles, at the prestigious Regal Cinemas in LA LIVE. **ABSOLUTELY NO SHORT FILMS PLEASE**

London Kurdish Film Festival 1/15/18
We accept films made by Kurdish directors on any subject chosen, or films by non-Kurdish directors primarily focusing on Kurdish people or issues. All (features, shorts, animation and documentaries)

Cortokino 1/15/18
CortoKino is an international short film festival organized by the mass media students of Thakur College of Science and Commerce, with the sole idea at heart of bringing together all those dreamers and artists who believe in the language of films. CortoKino has been a hub for filmmakers from around the world and has received entries from over 93 countries including Iran, Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Russia, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and many more, since it’s inception. So, keeping the spirit of filmmaking in our minds, and the fire of our stories and ambitions in our hearts, we would like to invite you all to celebrate the art of short films with us. Welcome to CortoKino 2018 – Unleashing Global Cinema Filmfreeway

International Film Festival for Children and Youth 1/15/18
KINOLUB is an international film festival organized since the year 2015 by the IKS Foundation in the cities of Southern Poland – including small villages, where the screenings are held in local cultural institutions. The focus is also set on film education and that is the event’s unique and important feature, which is developed as well in other endeavors run by the Foundation. Most of all, KINOLUB is a celebration of films produced for children and youth. Each year in June different cities offer festival screenings to audiences between 4 and 18 years of age. The program includes motion pictures from all over the world –  rich in artistic quality and conveying important messages. The aim is to create an environment for young people to actively and keenly participate in the cultural life and to develop new mindful audiovisual audiences.

Les Films de la Toile 1/15/18 *early deadline
Student Film Festival in Paris. Les Films de la Toile is an international festival of short movies. The festival take place in the university Paris 8 (Saint-Denis). Last year we selected 50 short movies for the competition. FilmFreeway

African Diaspora Cinema Festival (Italy) 1/15/18 *early deadline
The African Diaspora Cinema Festival submissions for the 2018 edition of the festival are open! ADCF film selection will focus also on stories based on Human Trafficking. The African Diaspora Cinema Festival (ADCF) invites African filmmakers across the world to submit their short, Documentary or Feature films to screen in the festival from 6-8 July 2018. FilmFreeway

Asia Peace Film Festival 1/15/18 * early deadline
Asia Peace Film Festival – Karachi Edition invites submissions from Pakistani filmmakers focusing on following categories. FilmFreeway

Planetarium Film Festival 1/15/18
Green film festival in Belarus, Minsk. Link to online form.

Briefs Erotic Short Film Competition 1/15/18
BRIEFS is the East Bay Express’ annual Erotic Short Film Competition showcasing works by amateur and professional filmmakers from around the world. In its 7th year, the one night screening will continue to explore the limits of erotic filmmaking in a liberating and entertaining format ideal for sex-positive film lovers of every gender and orientation. To register email Briefs.Erotic@EastBayExpress.com with “BRIEFS2018” in the subject line Necessary forms can be downloaded using the following links: Film Eligibility & Release and Model/PerformerNOTE: All forms must be completed and returned along with a photocopy of each model/performer’s ID to be considered. If for any reason you will have issues providing these items, get in touch with us, and we can discuss it further. Entries must be a maximum of 6 minutes long. Quick Time H264. File size 1280 x 720 or smaller. 29.97 frames per second are preferred. Audio: 48k, 16 bit, Stereo. Codec H264. HD Note: All HD films will be letterboxed in the final mix. Requirements for SD (4:3): A QuickTime File 720 x 486 Audio: 48k, 16 bit, Stereo Codec H264.

Fifes Comedy Film Festival (Zagreb, Croatia) 1/15/18
The purpose of the festival is to encourage and promote human serenity, joy and laughter, as an important factor condition of the human spirit. In this way we will promote one of the human qualities, which in this time of hustle and weight of life is very important, but often neglected. The various authors will present the Croatian public their creative work, and the cheerful atmosphere to socialize with their peers and their contribution to positively influence the development of film production and culture in Croatia.

Pakistan International Film Festival 1/30/18
The Pakistan International Film Festival (PIFF) aims to be the largest film festival in Pakistan. PIFF will screen features, shorts and documentaries from Pakistan and around the world. Our mission is to create a unique platform which promotes both Pakistani cinema and Pakistani filmmakers by showcasing their films to diverse international audiences. We also plan to bring international filmmakers and their work to Pakistan to create an interactive space for exchange of ideas and for open dialogue. PIFF will provide opportunities to encourage co-productions and to portray Pakistan as an exciting and vibrant country, with great cinematic potential.

Strangelove A Queer Festival 1.31.18
Strangelove festival is looking for queer artists who provoke and highlight non-binary perspectives! We welcome filmmakers, visual artists, musicians, writers and performers exploring gender, sexuality, counterculture, alternative formats and queer identities.


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