While some of these festivals are posting calls for in-person events, many have statements on their sites that they may move to online, or make other adjustments due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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DreamGalaxy TV Ongoing
global multicultural educational media streaming platform seeks authentic stories in any language to support Covid-19 homeschooling and summer learning. Topics sought range from kids animations to languages, entrepreneurship, travel, STEM and policy documentaries.
POOL INTERNATIONAL Dancefilm Festival 6/14/2020
Every year POOL presents a selection of fascinating dance film productions from all over the world, making the event a meeting place for creatives in the fields of dance, film, fashion and advertisement. The focus of the festival is on films that not only record dance but create independent filmchoreographies through the intense interplay between dance and cinematic tools like camera and editing.
MOTELx – Lisbon International Horror Film Festival 6/15/20
Every year, in September, horror cinema spreads throughout the city of Lisbon. MOTELX – Lisbon International Horror Film Festival has been bringing to Portugal the best films produced nationally and internationally since 2007.
A festival dedicated to documentary and to the new possible paths that are being opened for the genre. We are particularly interested on the new modes of relation between the cinematographic and the real, and we are looking for proposals that suppose an implication on the world, facing cinema as a political and artistic practice. We are looking for films with cinematographic qualities bringing forth, as a whole, the point of view of their authors. Free submission for Green Years category, films with portuguese production. Note changes due to COVID-19.
Kaboom Animation Festival (Amsterdam) 7/01/20
Kaboom Animation Festival 2020 edition. Ranging from cutting-edge experimental arthouse to colorful stories for families and kids, Kaboom will cater to the animation needs of all. There will be a boutique edition of the festival in November 2020, followed by a full-scale edition in Spring 2021. Note: The Call is open till 1 July (for the 2020 edition) / 1 October (for the 2021 edition).
Fredrikstad Animation Festival (Norway) 07/01/2020
Fredrikstad Animation Festival is the leading festival for animated film in the Nordic region, dating back to 1994 and the festival Animerte Dager in Oslo, Norway. Submission deadline for short films, student films and commissioned films
Vilnius Film Shorts 07/01/20
*early bird free entry deadline
Vilnius International Short Film Festival is now inviting to submit films for the upcoming 14th edition and its two competition programmes – International and National. Filmmakers can submit fiction, documentary, animation, experimental and hybrid genre films up to 30 min. which are completed after January 2019.
Duhok International Film Festival (Duhok, Kurdistan)
We are sorry to announce that the 8th Duhok International Film Festival has to be cancelled due to the ongoing corona pandemic. This year´s edition was supposed to take place in September 2020 and will be postponed for a year. This crisis affects all parts of our global society. In particular, we do not want to endanger the health of all guests, festival staff and any society. Our film festival thrives on the physical encounter of local and international filmmakers with the audience in Duhok. Whatever happens over the next few months, the opportunities for this international exchange will be immensely limited.Therefore, we will dedicate this year to a deep preparation for the festival in 2021.
VIENNALE – AUSTRIA’S BIGGEST FILM FESTIVAL
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.
PRIMANIMA is a festival, which is exclusively dedicated to up-and-coming animation artists from all over the world! The competition programme of PRIMANIMA is divided between- WORKSHOP AND STUDENT WORKS (stuff you make during your studies or at animation workshops) DIPLOMA FILMS (the film you finish your academic studies with) DÉBUT ANIMATIONS (your first film made without school background) FILMS FOR CHILDREN (your student, diploma or first film made for children) PRIMANIMA will take place for the 6th time in the town of Budaörs (in the suburbs of Budapest, Hungary)
Holebikort short film contest 7/31/20
Holebikort is an international LGBT-themed short film contest that is organized during the LGBT film festival of Flemish-Brabant.
Panorama Coisa de Cinema 8/01/20
The Panorama Internacional is a competitive festival of shorts and features – national and international.
Trans Film Fest Stockholm 8/01/20
Send us your films for Trans Film Festival Stockholm 2020! We’re hoping to be able to hold our autumn festival later in the year.
Fredrikstad Animation Festival (Norway) 08/01/20
Fredrikstad Animation Festival is the leading festival for animated film in the Nordic region, dating back to 1994 and the festival Animerte Dager in Oslo, Norway. Feature film deadline.
MOTELx – Lisbon International Horror Film Festival 8/1//20
Extended deadline, only for Best Portuguese Horror Short Film 2020 / Méliès d’argen. Use form at top of linked page. Every year, in September, horror cinema spreads throughout the city of Lisbon. MOTELX – Lisbon International Horror Film Festival has been bringing to Portugal the best films produced nationally and internationally since 2007.
MotelX microSHORTS Award 8/2/20
In a time of social confinement, MOTELX decided to resurrect the microSHORTS Award to see how far imagination and horror can go trapped between four walls. Make a horror microSHORT of up to 2 minutes with your mobile phone or tablet and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The winning short film will be screened at the Closing Ceremony of MOTELX – Lisbon International Horror Film Festival’s 14th edition! Submit your films until 2 August, with no fear.
Bang Awards 8/31/20
Directed at digital arts and Multimedia, BANG combines new technology and the magic of animated films. It aims at bringing together different audiences, as are the films that we are sent. Our audience is truly wide and varied, since school children to adults looking for inspiration; from teenagers to whom new technology is the future, to senior citizens that allow themselves to be amazed by new worlds.
Kaboom Animation Festival (Amsterdam) 10/01/20
Kaboom Animation Festival 2021 edition. Ranging from cutting-edge experimental arthouse to colorful stories for families and kids, Kaboom will cater to the animation needs of all. ! In 2021, our beloved Kaboom Animation Festival will move to March. (for the 2021 edition).
Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival 7/23/2021
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.