In going through my master lists, I find festivals that now charge a fee to submit. Unfortunately, I also find festivals that are no longer running. One festival that I was particularly fond of was the Minute Festival in Brazil . According to the site, they do not have the support to continue. A description of the festival:. The “One Minute Festival was created in 1991 and has inspired the breeding of over 50 “one minute festivals” all around the world. Since 2007, the Festival has become permanent and online. The Festival launches themes and monthly rewards the best works. One Minute Festival also could be called Ideas’s Festival, once idea is the most relevant criterion used in the vídeo’s evaluation.” :(
best of luck,
UPIKE Film & Media Arts Festival 2/11/18 *note: Films from Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia can be submitted for free. The goal of the UPIKE Film & Media Arts Festival is to promote the art of filmmaking on both the UPIKE campus in Pikeville, KY and in the surrounding tri-state region. We accept paid submissions from the other 47 United States (sorry, no international submitters).
Prix Ars Electronica 03/02/18
The Prix Ars Electronica has constantly grown and developed over the years, and made quite a name for itself in the process. It’s the world’s oldest and most renowned competition in media art. (opens jan. 16th)
Neuro Film Festival 03/02/18
The American Brain Foundation, the foundation for the American Academy of Neurology, is calling on all neurology patients, caregivers, and others to submit a short video to its 2013 Neuro Film Festival telling their story about why more money for research is needed in finding cures for brain diseases.
Ohio Shorts (Columbus, OH) 3/5/18
The Wexner Center’s annual Ohio Shorts competition showcases the best in Ohio-produced short films—from documentary, animation, or dramatic narrative to anything in-between.
Jewish Film Festival Berlin 3/15/18
The Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Brandenburg has been the largest forum for Jewish and Israeli cinema in Germany for more than two decades, making it the oldest and most important cultural event of its kind and a vital part of the diverse Jewish life of Berlin and Brandenburg.
Alpinale Short Film Festival (Austria) 03/15/18 The ALPINALE represents a venue for both professional and amateur filmmakers from home and abroad, who are given the opportunity to conduct multi-cultural and open dialogue with creative people, and to present their work to an interested audience.
New Zealand International Film Festival 03/29/18
NZIFF presents a non-competitive, invited season of new films in a wide variety of styles and genres. To demonstrate the development of the art and contribute to a knowledge of new styles and trends in filmmaking. International competition deadline.
Anima Multi 3/30/18
The 26th edition of the International Animation Festival of Brazil is now calling for entries!
Vancouver Queer Film Festival 3/31/18 *free deadline
The Vancouver Queer Film Festival is now accepting film submissions. We want films that confront stereotypes, push boundaries, arouse and tantalize, and above all, highlight the tremendous diversity of queer + trans* stories.
Golden Beggar Award 4/15/18
International Festival of Local Televisions. We encourage you to enter your films/programmes into competition for the Golden Beggar Award in one of the three competition sections – Local Televisions, Production Companies, Young Authors. We expect entries that reflect the lives and fates of people living where you live. We also welcome works that uncover serious problems of present-day society, such as refugees, terrorism, corruption, blackmail, minority and cross-border problems and the fate of children.
Kino Short Film Festival 4/20/18
The Kino Short Film Festival is an annual spring event in Moscow, Idaho at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre with support from the School of Journalism and Mass Media at the University of Idaho and from local sponsors. We celebrate the art of short film making in the Pacific Northwest and accept short films (10 minutes or less) in any genre; narrative fiction or nonfiction, experimental films, music videos, etc. We only accept work created by filmmakers from Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Washington. The Kino Short Film Festival supplies a venue for independent and student filmmakers to share their work with an audience. The audience votes for their favorite student film and favorite independent film and the winners are give plaques as prizes
New Zealand International Film Festival 04/20/18
NZIFF presents a non-competitive, invited season of new films in a wide variety of styles and genres. To demonstrate the development of the art and contribute to a knowledge of new styles and trends in filmmaking. New Zealand, Australian and Pacific Islands competition deadline.
Countryside Animafest Cyprus 5/31/18
Countryside Animafest Cyprus is the official Cyprus animation Festival. Its aim is to cultivate the art of animation, by raising audience awareness and promoting cultural, financial and social development in the field of independent animation filmmaking. nternational short film Competition. National Competition, workshop films and student projects (Cypriots only)