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All American High School Film Festival 3/1/21* free submission deadline
The All American High School Film Festival is the largest student film festival in the world. Our festival offers an unparalleled experience designed specifically to promote and empower the future of film. Each October, thousands of student filmmakers join us in New York City for an action-packed weekend of resources and entertainment, including our Teen Indie Awards Show, where we hand out over $400,000 in prizes and scholarships. In 2019, we screened over 1000 short films made by middle and high school students from around the world at the AMC Theaters in Times Square, the busiest movie theater in America! In 2020, we transitioned to a virtual event, screening over 1000 films made by middle school and high school students from all over the world, handing out over $500,000 in prizes and scholarships! Submit your film TODAY!

New Zealand International Film Festival 03/26/21
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.

Turku Animated Film Festival 3/31/21
We are looking for original, bold, uncompromising & inventive animated shorts under 30 minutes to compete for Grand Prix, Best Professional Film, Best Student Film, Tough Eye award and Audience award. In addition, the festival programme consists of a seductive selection of carefully selected special programme screenings, workshops, discussions, exhibitions and escpecially parties. TAFF takes place in the hometown of the renowned Turku Arts Academy. Our venue is a beautifully restored old factory milieu by the River Aura in Turku, Finland.

Annecy International Animated Film Festival (France) 04/06/21
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Avanca Film Festival  4/15/21
The objective is to trace a global perspective of the contemporary features in cinema, television, video and multimedia. Note: Free entry fee for – Trailers and videoclips.

NAFF: Neum Animated Film Festival 4/15/21
Festival has two parts: Working part of festival where children can learn animation techniques and make their own cartoons and Competition part of festival where cartoons from all over the world are presented. Cartoon selection is done by children who attend the Working part of festival. They also make decisions about all awards except for Jury award.

International Short Film Festival of Bueu (Spain) 4/15/21
All kind of short films can participate in the festival, irrespective of genres (except documentaries). Works will not be more than 30 minutes long. Those short films whose language is different of Spanish or Galicien must be subtitled in one of them or in English.Participants can present the number of works that they want. (shortfilmdepot)

FAITO doc FESTIVAL(Italy) 4/15/21
The theme of the 13th edition of Faito Doc Festival is metamorphosis. Throughout the centuries, writers like Ovid, Apuleius and Kafka chose metamorphosis as one of the themes of their works. But how do the filmmakers of today see metamorphosis? What does it represent for them? Is it a concept related to mythology, literature, arts, magic or science? Is it a philosophical, political or therapeutic notion? Is it a mutation, a modification, a transformation of nature, of genre, of geography, of culture? A shift from one physical state or felling to another? A switch from pacifist to violent and vice versa? Is it metamorphosis somehow connected to the idea of revolution? How can you elude the image of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly

Xsection Film Festival 4/17/21
Xsection: A Dance and Science Film Festival sparking interdisciplinary collaboration between dance – science – film. The methodologies of scientific research and dance creation are abstract. Films can document visual forms and create a tangible record of these concepts. The vision of XSFF is to archive the expression of current scientific findings and instigate with dancemakers on topical scientific issues – space exploration – medical advancements- fundamental principles. The platform is open to interpretation as long as artists are collaborating across disciplines of science and dance. A night of interdisciplinary mingling.

New Zealand International Film Festival 04/23/21
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. NZ/AUSTRALIA/PACIFIC ISLANDS DEADLINE

Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (Korea) 4/30/21
The Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) is presented by the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival Organizing Committee and hosted by the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival Executive Committee. Feature Films and Shorts. Types of films Animation , Documentary, Narrative fiction. Genre: Fantastic, Horror, Mystery, Phantasy, Science fiction, Thriller.

Curtas International Film festival(Portugal)  04/30/21
Note: only one free category- Take One (school films, until 30 minutes, by Portuguese film students, national or in film schools abroad).

Film Festival della Lessinia (Verona) 4/30/21
The theme of the Film Festival della Lessinia is: mountains and faraway lands. Eligible for the Festival are both films and videos (features, shorts, documentaries, animated films) that represent, emphasize, and encourage the understanding of social, linguistic, human, economic, environmental, natural, historical, and artistic realities pertaining to the mountains or to other lands far from urban centres, as well as of the traditions, customs, and habits of the people who live in the mountains and in other distant lands.

Shortynale Klosterneuburg 4/30/21
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.

Matsalu Nature Film Festival 5/1/21
The Matsalu Nature Film Festival (MAFF) is an annual nature film event held in Estonia. It has been named after the nearby Matsalu National Park, which is one of largest bird sanctuaries in Europe.

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