Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all!
Updates are in progress. Part of the process is eliminating festivals that now have a fee, and if I miss one, please let me know. One of these festivals, Chester Animation Festival -is now charging a 5.00 fee, which is not exorbinant, but is a fee none the less, and the Krakow Film festival charges a fee for non-Polish films (10 Euros). I understand that there are reasons that festivals find it necessary to charge fees, but focus my energy and support on those that do not charge fees to filmmakers, since this is a free resource to everyone: festivals and filmmakers.

Stay tuned for more upcoming festival deadlines.
best of luck,

Queer Moving Image Review (ongoing)
Queer Moving Image Review is an online exhibition space designed to showcase queer artists working in time-based, visual media. One piece is selected and screened per month. Submissions are on-going, no submission fee.

Anifilm 1/10/19
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.

MediaWave International Film Festival 01/10/19
Special theme: RITUALS. The mystic word ‘ritual’ occured when thinking about the theme of our next Gathering. However, after going deeper into studying the expression, we figured out that it means much more to us: we have been instinctively using at Mediawaves for years what the ethnograpy defines as “temporary rituals”, the possible solutions of the society for crises accompanying the turning points of human life. Such rites are for instance the stag and hen party, the wedding procession and the wedding party itself which have created the pillars of our gathering for four years. There are rites going hand in hand with changes of the universe, the alternation of seasons. Mayday is the beignning of the spring festival to celebrate fertility, the fresh, green, colurful, the invigorating liberty of going out from dark rooms to the nature. Several traditions and rituals relate to this period of the year, among them the gipsies’ spring festival, the Ederlezi. Our Gathering is also held this time so we strongly want the different tastes of Mediawave in film, music, community programs and gastronomy to be flavoured with spices of this beautiful spring rite.
In archaic societies, the young people become full members of the community after going through the rite of passage. Let it be a suprise how we imagine such an initiation ceremony at our Gathering in the Fort Monostor, Komárom between 30 April and 4 May, 2019.

Proto & Co 1/12/19
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

Animocje 1/13/19
It is particularly important for the organizers of ANIMOCJE to find those who boldly introduce interesting and innovative solutions in the art of animation as well as use traditional animation techniques in a non-standard way.

11mm International Football Film Festival 1/15/19
Film makers and production companies from around the world are invited to submit their football films to the world’s leading football film festival to win the Golden 11 and 11mm shortkicks awards!

Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival (Norway) 01/15/19
KICFF is Norway’s largest film festival aimed at children and youth. The target group is age 3-19. The festival takes place in Kristiansand, Southern Norway. KICFF accepts features, documentaries, animations and short films from all over the world.

International Film Festival for Children and Youth 1/15/19
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.

Sylhet Film Festival 1/20/19
Sylhet Film festival is an annual film festival, which will showcase full-length features, shorts, experimental films made by young independent filmmakers, including fiction animations and documentaries. One of the primary missions of the festival is to provide the youth with a platform to showcase their talent in media, provide an advantageous environment for the development of film and other creative works. The festival will promote the study and appreciation of the film by means of screenings, discussions, exhibitions, workshops and related activities. Note: submission form on website currently having difficulties- can submit through film freeway.

Jewish Motifs International Film Festival 1/31/19
We invite the filmmakers of movies on Jewish identity and experience to participate in the competition for Warsaw Phoenix Award.

Comic Con International Film Festival 02/01/19
Judged by a panel of industry luminaries, the CCI-IFF accepts genre-related films in the following categories: Action/Adventure, Animation, Comics-Oriented, Documentary (Pop Culture–Related), Horror/Suspense, Humor, and Science Fiction/Fantasy. 4 DVD’s- by mail.

Cell Phone Cinema (New Delhi) 2/05/19
Shooting a Film/Music Video / News/ Still Image on MOBILE PHONE, 3 minutes maximum, Shooting Technique: Mobile Phone (cell phone), Purpose: To unleash the creative spark of the participants by using nontraditional means of technology like the Cell Phone and create both motion and still imagery., The Task: Participants can shoot a Video (max. 3 minutes) or Still Picture using a mobile phone. The entries for the competition will revolve around the realm of: Fiction / Music Video, Reality / Electronic News Gathering, Still Image. Online submission.

Krakow Film Festival (KFF), 2/15/19
*note free submission only for polish films. The Krakow Film Festival aims to review and promote documentary, short animated and fiction films. The films are screened in four competitions as well as innon-competitive sections. Deadline 
for films made after 31 October 2018

Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival 7/24/19 (11:59 PST)
The Festival caters to the art of short filmmaking that visualizes some aspect or aspects of Iranian “Heritage”, which includes the arts, culture, history, crafts geography, cuisine, and lifestyle. Calling on individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life to submit short films, less than 9 minutes in length, visualizing some aspect of Iranian art, culture, and heritage, that will inspire and spark the audience’s interest in learning more about Iranian culture. SUBMISSION OPENS APRIL 23RD.




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