New Festivals added to blog

Hi all-
These were submitted to my blog using the submission page. Feel free to submit a festival if you organize one, and also, any venue or event that you feel is suitable for accepting time based work.

Suggestions from filmmakers for festivals I may not know about are appreciated as well. :)

If you are submitting, please be aware that it is time consuming to go through entries. Spend a moment making sure that you meet the requirements so that you are not spending unnecessary time submitting to a festival that does not accept your type of work, or in the case of the Viennale, below- only accepts a description initially and work must be invited to apply. Please respect the restrictions. I can only imagine what it would be like to receive heaps of live action for an animation festival, etc. In order to keep entry free let’s make sure there isn’t an unnecessary burden on the festival.

With that, as always- best of luck,

FRONTALE 4/24/18
The annual International FRONTALE Film Festival (#IFFF) takes place in the beautiful city of Wiener Neustadt, Lower Austria, Austria, Europe. Our goal is to bring people and filmmakers together in an event that spans multiple days of film screenings, discussions and special events. You’re welcome to join us!

Interfilm 6/24/18
nterfilm: Oscar® Qualifying Festival! 2018 kicks-off with a bang! The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles has declared interfilm an Academy Award® Qualifying Festival. As of now, winning films in the categories “Best Fiction” and “Best Animation” in the International Competition of the interfilm festival will automatically be considered to compete for an OSCAR® in the categories “Live Action Short” and “Animated Short Film”.The interfilm Festival thereby joins the ranks of OSCAR® relevant festivals such as the Berlinale, Sundance, Clermont-Ferrand, Annecy, BAFTA, Montreal, Seattle and Tampere just to name a few. Naturally, all further ACADEMY AWARD® criteria must be met. “This is tremendous news,” exclaims Festival Director Heinz Hermanns, “especially considering our immense passion for extraordinary animation and sharp fiction”. Our colleagues at Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg are equally enthusiastic: “We have been delighted by interfilm’s growing success for many years and are proud that they have now too, been acknowledged by Hollywood”, asserts Kirsten Niehuus from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. “Through this qualification, interfilm has been conferred with an OSCAR® of its own”. Even Björn Böhning, Head of the Senate Chancellery of the Federal State of Berlin is thrilled: “My many visits to the festival have led me to become an interfilm fan. It’s great that the ACADEMY is of the same opinion. I’m already looking forward to November!” And speaking of Oscar®-Shorts: interfilm distribution will show the 2018 nominated shorts in the sections LIVE ACTION and ANIMATION in 2 programs exclusively in German, Austrian and Swiss cinemas. The release date is the 1st of March 2018. The interfilmers are already gearing up for another round of selection viewing for the 34th International Short Film Festival Berlin, which will be held from November 19 to 25, 2018. The call for entries opens on February 1! – Enter films now!

Shortynale Klosterneuburg 7/1/18
Shortynale is a shortfilm festivals for movies up to 30min running time. It takes place in Klosterneuburg Austria, very close to Vienna. There is a national and a international competition.

Viennale 7/12/18
The Viennale International Film Festival Vienna – is a NON-COMPETITIVE FILM FESTIVAL.It is acknowledged by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF). The Viennale’s main program presents films of all genres and formats (presented in original version with English and/or German subtitles). The Viennale’s festival program mainly consists of films participating BY INVITATION. Therefore, please do not send in unsolicited preview screeners. FILM ENTRY FOR THE VIENNALE 2018 – DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: JULY 12, 2018 If you would like to submit a film or video to the Viennale festival edition 2018 we kindly ask you to send us a ONE PAGE SYNOPSIS (unaccompanied by any forms, but including technical details such as original format, running time, screening format, etc.) so we might get a first impression of what the film/video is about (deadline: July 12, 2018).
Please send the synopsis to: If you have not received a request for a preview screener within two weeks after sending in the synopsis, the film/video has not been chosen for preselection. We ask for your understanding that you will only be contacted in case of a positive selection. If the film/video has been chosen for consideration in our main program you will be sent a note of invitation to participate in our preselection (deadline for requested preview tapes: July 31, 2018; DVD PAL or DVD NTSC region free possible). The Viennale predominately shows feature and documentary films, as well as selected short films. The following formats can be screened at the Viennale: – 70mm, – 35mm, – 16mm, – S-8, – HDCAM, – DCP. IMPORTANT NOTES: Please note that the films/videos selected for the Viennale ‘s main program may have been screened at other festivals, yet must not have been shown in Austria. Please also note that in case of entries of short narratives (fiction films up to 40 minutes) the Viennale can only accept Austrian productions. We further would like to point out that due to the great number of curated films the possibility for the submission of further films into the Viennale program is limited. The completion of a submitted work may not date back longer than twelve months.





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