some new additions

Lexis Australia Short Film Fellowships 1/29/18
Sydney Film Festival and Lexus Australia are encouraging all up and coming Australian filmmakers to enter the Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship through Sydney Film Festival. The Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship is the largest cash fellowship ($200,000) for short film in Australia. The Fellowship aims to develop and foster new talent by allowing young writer director filmmakers to be assessed by key industry figures and premiere their work at Sydney Film Festival. The Fellowship provides a launching pad for the careers of emerging Australian talent and ultimately contributes to the longevity of the medium, and the Australian filmmaking industry.

MayDay Film Festival 1/31/18 * no fee for early submissions until January 31st
Originated from the Filmmakers Club out of the University of Southern Indiana. It was made to showcase work of its club members to the local student body. Each year, Mayday has grown into a much large festival adding in non-students into the festival and even filmmakers as far as the opposite end of the United States.

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 1/31/18
is the first and only LGBTQ film festival in India to be held in a mainstream theater and the only queer festival to receive clearance from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
* free submission – Indian and Student categories only

Niederrhein Filmfestival 2/15/18
A film festival held in the beautiful city of Wesel in Germany. The purpose is to promote and circulate short films and to generate contacts between audience, young directors and professionals, giving special attention to dutch short films. At the same time, it will be the first borderland film festival exclusively showing Dutch films within a competition on German soil. The festival is based on the basic idea: act locally, think European.

goEast film festival 2/26/18
Our OPPOSE OTHERING! program for ethical filmmaking will go into its third round in 2018. This year, instead of giving out production grants we will focus on developing an environment where minorities have an equal place within filmmaking and diversity is respected, both in Eastern Europe and Germany. During goEast 2018 participants and experts from different fields will engage in discussions, workshops, networking events and case studies. OO! is looking for courageous and constructive social justice warriors to participate in the 2018 program and become part of an international network fighting to oppose othering and make inclusion a normality. We invite young professionals with a background in filmmaking, production, distribution, festival or cultural management from Central and Eastern Europe, as well as from Germany, who want to shape the future of filmmaking in their own countries and develop ways to involve minorities in the process.

Cinema in Sneakers Film festival for children and youth 2/28/18
Kino w Trampkach [Cinema in Sneakers] – a fresh and buzzing project – is organised by Cinemania Foundation. We started off in 2013 with big hopes and enthusiasm that only crazy, uncontrollable film buffs have. The idea to create a film festival for kids was influenced by Janusz Korczak’s credo : “There are no children as such – only people; but people with different experiences, different drives and different reactions.” And these people have the right to watch a wide array of films: about varied cultures, problems, made with diverse styles, but made with respect to kids.

Weihnachtsfilmfestival 9/16/18
(Christmas Film Festival) is looking for movies from all over the world that deal with ‘Christmas’ in any thinkable ways. Unconventional Christmas films are in focus. All genres and lengths are welcome. The film should be completed after the year 2000.

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