Updates to no entry fee festival blog

International Kolkata Short Film Festival 12/15/20
International Kolkata Short Film Festival which will take place for the first time from 18 January ,2021 to 24 January ,2021 , is now open for entries. The IKSFF will strive to screen short movies. We would like to invite both professional (established broadcasters, film or television production companies/distributors and independent filmmakers) and non-professional filmmakers from anywhere in the world to participate in the festival. Registration for the International Kolkata Short Film Festival is completely free. The festival and judgment of the competition will take place in Kolkata, India.

It’s all true: International Documentary Film Festival  12/18/20
This film festival was created to support the genre of documentary films. Submission Form here.

Animocje 12/31/20
A lot of the people think that the animation equals a cartoons for the children. An opinion like this could not be more wrong! A fine example of the fact that the situation is completely different is International Animated Film Festival Animocje. This event is focused on an ambitious cinema searching for its artistic character.

Anifilm 12/31/20
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.

goEast film festival 12/31/20
The goEast Main Competition is the centrepiece of our festival. It reflects the rich diversity of filmmaking in Central and Eastern Europe with new productions from 2020 and 2021. The films compete for awards which are given by a five-member international jury: the Golden Lily for Best Film, the Award of the City of Wiesbaden for Best Director as well as the Award of the Federal Foreign Office for Cultural Diversity. In addition, a dedicated jury representing FIPRESCI presents two International Film Critic’s Awards.

Neisse Film Festival 12/31/20
Documentary, Short and Feature-length films from Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic, or in co-production with these countries, are eligible for submission.

UPIKE Film & Media Arts Festival 1/03/21
Free Submissions open only to work made at least partially in the US states of Kentucky, Virginia, or West Virginia or created by individuals from or currently living in those states. Films of all types and lengths from filmmakers of all ages from the above three states are accepted in this category.

Crossing Europe (Linz, Austria) 1/04/21* European or Austrian only
Since 2004, the CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz has devoted its program each year in April to idiosyncratic, contemporary and socio-political auteur cinema from Europe. Over the six days of the festival, CROSSING EUROPE offers international film and press representatives and guests of the film industry (nearly 700 accredited festival participants) and the Austrian audience a program with approximately 160 outstanding, hand-picked fiction films and documentaries.

Kristiansand International Childrens Film Festival (Norway) 01/10/21
Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival (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. The festival accepts features, documentaries, animation films and short films from all over the world. Note that we only welcome film entries of films which have had their first official screening on January 1st 2019 or later.

Animakom 1/15/21
ANIMAKOM (hereinafter: the Festival) is specialised International competition of animated films, taking place in Bilbao from 2 to 8 April 2019.Festival submissions are open to films applying all animation techniques, including combinations with live action. Over 50% of the production must be animated, and the Festival reserves the right to determine whether an entry qualifies as animation.

FISH- Filmfestival I’m Stadthafen 1/15/21
The national short film competition JUNGER FILM is the heart of FiSH. The partaking films have a maximum runtime of 30 minutes and the maximum age limit for the directors is set at 27 years. In the previous year, more than 400 young directors have submitted their short films to the annual competition. 30 to 40 of all submissions are then selected to be shown during the festival. What makes JUNGER FILM so special is the open and communicative atmosphere between filmmakers, the jury and the audience. Through said communication, FiSH becomes a “school of speaking about films”. After every screening the filmmakers are interviewed and after every film block the jury openly discusses the movies on stage, contrary to a lot of other festivals. This approach to film screening provides a direct path for criticism and praise between the directors, the actors and the audience.

Sehsüchte Film Festival 01/15/21
Film festivals bring not only new, exciting and unique films into our orbit, but also the creative minds behind them.  It is exactly this aspect which Sehsüchte has passionately committed itself to for the past half century. As the biggest international student film festival in Europe, it has taken on a special place in the festival landscape. The next generation of filmmakers across the globe are given a platform to present their work to a broad audience and make contacts within the industry. Sehsüchte has always seen itself as a space for networking, a showcase of cultural diversity and a celebration of film and continues to do so today.

Kent County Teen Film Festival1/17/21
Because of COVID-19, location is subject to change to an online venue. Check here for updates. All Kent County teens in grades 6-12 are invited to enter films in the Kent County Teen Film Festival. A jury will review all submitted entries and select films to be screened at the festival. Prizes will be awarded for the best films in various categories. The Kent County Teen Film Festival is free and open to the public.

Noisefloor 1/29/21
NoiseFloor is an interdisciplinary event with a focus on experimental composition. Submissions are invited from composers, academics, practitioners, individual researchers, postgraduates and any other interested parties. Note: there is a registration fee to present at the conference, but no submission fee.

goEast film festival 1/31/21
Since 2018 the Open Frame Award is dedicated to Virtual Reality and spherical cinema. Each year we promote and create visibility for Central and Eastern European VR projects among “traditional” filmmakers. The eight selected projects compete for the Open Frame Award. In 2020 the Open Frame Award (due to Covid-19) was held online, for which we used the platforms VRrOOm und VRChat + Viveport. We are also working on a hybrid solution for goEast 2021, the works will be presented on site in Wiesbaden and Frankfurt and online.

Animafest Zagreb 2/01/21
World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb invites you to submit your films for the 31st edition of the Festival, taking place 7-12 June 2021 in Zagreb. All short and feature animated films completed after 1 January 2020 are eligible to apply via an online application form. Short films (maximum running time 40 minutes) can be submitted to following competition categories: 1. Short Film Competition, 2. Student Film Competition – films produced in an educational institution (art schools and film schools), 3. Films for Children Competition< 4. Croatian Film Competition – films whose majority producer is Croatian and/or films by Croatian directors. Feature films (minimum running time 40 minutes) can be submitted to the following competition category: 1. Feature Film Competition. VR/360/interactive projects can be submitted to the following competition category: 1. VR Animation Competition – open to immersive works (created for the Oculus, HTC Vive or Samsung Gear VR) that include animation as the main component. Films compete for awards that are given by international juries. Submission deadline for short films in all categories is 1 February 2021. Submission deadline for feature films and VR projects is 15 March 2021.

Vinilonga Film and Music Video Festival 02/02/21
Welcome to Vinilonga! We are a friendly festival made with love by filmmakers. We like to think of ourselves as a costume party, changing dress codes every three months. We hold online and live exhibitions in the city of Buenos Aires on specially curated themes based on the entries. The themes vary widely, so we invite you to register with your short film or video clip from any date to participate. You can register with documentaries, fictions, experimental short films, video-dance, video-poetry, animation and any other hybrid work. Note: festival does not charge a fee for projects from African countries and Argentina, but does have a fee for all other categories.

Hamburg International Short Film Festival 02/14/21
THE TRIPLE AXEL COMPETITION – TOPIC: “YOU ARE THE CATASTROPHE” The triple Axel screens films which are shorter than 3:00 minutes and which have to fit the topic for the 2021 edition of the competition: “You are the catastrophe”. Whoever thinks of himself or Schlingensief is always right.

Annecy International Animated Film Festival (France) 02/15/21
Submit short films, commissioned films, TV series and specials and graduation films.

Pictoplasma- Character Animation Festival 2/15/2021
All animated short films (experimental, narrative, non-narrative, commissioned, or student films) will be considered for the official 2020 festival selection. Please send your submissions via download link, as Full HD Quicktime (ProRes 422 HQ or H.264 codec).

Dokfilm (Norway) 3/1/21
The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival. We accept all kinds of documentary from student films to professional films. We  hope to see you during DOKFILM 2021 21.-25. april in Volda, Norway!

Annecy International Animated Film Festival (France) 03/15/21
feature films

Annecy International Animated Film Festival (France) 04/06/21
VR Works

International Animation Festival Chilemonos (Chile) 05/07/21
The Tenth International Animation Festival CHILEMONOS 2021 has open its call for entries and invites you to be part of the new edition of the event. It will be held online between July 1st to 31st of 2021 and in-person in Santiago of Chile between August 1st and 6th of 2021. May participate people older than 18 years and animation studies, of any nationality that complies with the requirements established in the official Rules and the technical standards that are presented in their future exhibition.

We Care Film Fest 08/15/21
The WE CARE Film Fest is held annually to raise awareness about disability issues, dispel misconceptions and prejudices about persons with disabilities and drive attitudinal and behavioural change.


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