some updates

Cinanima (Portugal): 05/31/21
The Call for Entries for the 45th edition of CINANIMA – – is now open. CINANIMA is the only Portuguese Film Festival whose Main Award may apply for the Oscar of the Academy for the Best Animation Short Film.

CINE HORROR Film Festival 5/31/21
The CINE HORROR Cinema Festival is an exhibition dedicated exclusively to fantatisc films (horror, thriller, trash, gore, b-movies, fantasy, sci-fi) happenning in the city of Salvador de Bahia. It’s sixth edition will go on in october 2021, presenting contemporary audiovisual works and also an historic rescue of the fantastic cinema. All submissions must be done by email cinehorrorfestival@gmail.com

Women Over 50 Film Festival 6/8/21
Everyone is eligible to submit a film to Women Over 50 Film Festival. There’s no upper or lower age limit and it’s not only open to women. As long as your film centres on a woman over 50 or part of your core creative team is female and over 50, your film is eligible. Free submissions in student category.

Videomedeja International Video Festival (Serbia) 06/15/21
The 25th International Video Festival Videomedeja is planning to present the regular edition of the Festival, live in front of the audience in the screening room in Novi Sad, Serbia, but… Due to the new epidemiological situation caused by the COVID-19 virus or any emergency situation that may endanger human lives or prohibit gatherings and cultural events, for security reasons, there is a possibility that this year the Videomedeja festival will be realized via the Internet – online LIVE stream in real time. There will be no replays, nor will there be the possibility of delayed viewing. Access will be free, and registration will not be necessary, nor will there be geolocation restrictions. Your work will receive maximum protection against abuse (from downloading or similar) and immediately after the Festival program is over will no longer be available to the public. By registering for Festival 2021, you give permission for your work to be shown online via the LIVE video stream if necessary.

Busan International Film Festival (Korea) 06/23/21
The Festival accepts features, short films, documentaries and animation. The film must not be broadcasted on TV or available on the Internet prior to the Festival. Non-Asian short films are not open to submission. Deadline is for short films

Holebikort short film contest 6/30/21
Queer themed Short Film Contest. ‘Holebikort’, Belgium’s biggest queer shorts competition is back.

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival  6/30/21
on screen and online. Welcome to the hub airport of animation. This autumn, the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival will screen animated films from all around the world at the terminal building of New Chitose Airport, which connects Hokkaido with the rest of the world. The festival was launched in 2014 as the first festival ever held inside an airport’s terminal building. Short Films.

BIAF (Korea) 6/30/21
International Animation Festival, which includes general competition section. Animation Film Festival with general competition section, which includes feature films, short films, graduation films, Korean short films, TV&Commissioned films and VR works. The festival is to spread the true charm of animation genre and to grow as an expert animation film festival in Asia. Deadline is for Short, Graduation, TV & Commissioned

Schlingel International Film Festival 7/1/21
SCHLINGEL is an independent film festival with international competitions and various additional events. It takes place annually. We conceive ourselves as a platform for international children’s and youth films in Germany. The festival gives an overview of current international productions and aims at motivating distributors and TV stations in Germany to integrate these films into their programmes. Only Feature Film category free to enter.

Fredrikstad Animation Festival (Norway) 07/1/21
Fredrikstad Animation Festival (FAF) is organized by Norsk Animasjonsforum. The object of the festival is to promote screening of animation and increase the awareness of animated expressions in the Nordic-Baltic countries. Fredrikstad Animation Festival is a Cartoon d´Or partner festival, and is obliged to nominate a film to the Cartoon d´Or Award. Competition for Nordic-Baltic Animated short, student and commissioned film

Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival 7/1/21
We now invite all filmmakers, artists, distributors, producers, gallerists, universities and institutions to submit their most current works and projects to the 37th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival. The entire film program as well as the works for the exhibition Monitoring will be selected from all submissions. All installations of the exhibition Monitoring compete for the Golden Cube. A jury nominates films from the program for the other festival awards. We do not charge an entry fee and pay – as far as possible – a screening fee for the films of the regular film program.

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France) 7/5/21
Today, the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival is the world’s largest film festival dedicated to short films. In term of audience and professional presence, it is the second largest film festival in France after Cannes. – July 5th 2020 for films completed in 2019 (after October 1)

Virginia Film Festival 7/5/21* free to VA filmmakers
Every Fall, the VAFF showcases celebrated new narrative and documentary features, independent and international projects, fresh perspectives on timeless classics, and local filmmakers from throughout Virginia.. Virginia residents (including students at VA schools) are eligible to have their entry fee waived.

Local Sightings 7/12/21
Presented by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, the 24th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival [Online] is a virtual showcase of creative communities from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The 2021 program, which runs from September 17-26, features a competitive selection of curated short film programs and feature films, inviting regional artists to experiment, break, and remake popular conceptions around filmmaking and film exhibition.Local Sightings 2021 champions emerging and established talent, supports the regional film industry, and promotes diverse media as a critical tool for public engagement.

POOL INTERNATIONALES TanzFilmFestival BERLIN 7/14/2021
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.

GIRAF 7/15/21
First things first: While GIRAF is normally an in-person festival, we went online only last year due to COVID and found there were a lot of advantages to going that route, too. For this year, we aren’t sure if we’ll be online, in person, or some mix of the two. We’ve added a couple questions where you can let us know what kinds of screenings you’d be comfortable with. With that out of the way: We’re looking for independent and artful animated films to share with our audience in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. That’s intentionally pretty general: it can mean abstract or narrative, hand-drawn or computer-generated, student films or well-established professionals, or anywhere in between. We want films we can be excited about, films that are expanding what animation can do, and films that make us feel things.

Kuandu International Animation Festival (KDIAF) 7/15/21
Any audiovisual animated films, created frame by frame, with a running time less than 30 minutes, including titles and credits may be entered. It can be made of any techniques or genre. Films must be completed after January 1st, 2020 and never previously submitted to KDIAF.

International Kurzfilmtage Winterthur 7/18/21
The International and Swiss Competitions are the heart of Kurzfilmtage. Year after year, they provide insight into current short filmmaking and enable encounters with filmmakers from around the world.

Busan International Film Festival (Korea) 07/21/21
The Festival accepts features, short films, documentaries and animation. The film must not be broadcasted on TV or available on the Internet prior to the Festival. Non-Asian short films are not open to submission. Deadline is for feature films.

BIAF (Korea) 7/31/21
International Animation Festival, which includes general competition section. Animation Film Festival with general competition section, which includes feature films, short films, graduation films, Korean short films, TV&Commissioned films and VR works. The festival is to spread the true charm of animation genre and to grow as an expert animation film festival in Asia. Deadline is for Feature, VR.

Viennale 7/31/21
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. With its wide variety of films, the Viennale is yet decisively aiming for films conceived for the big screen. Films of all genres and running times can be submitted. IMPORTANT NOTES Please note that the films selected for the Viennale ‘s main program may have been screened at other international film festivals, yet must not have been shown in Austria before.

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival  7/31/21
on screen and online. Welcome to the hub airport of animation. This autumn, the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival will screen animated films from all around the world at the terminal building of New Chitose Airport, which connects Hokkaido with the rest of the world. The festival was launched in 2014 as the first festival ever held inside an airport’s terminal building. Animated Feature.

Mequinensa International Film Festival 8/1/21
Mequinensa International Film Festival is an international festival of short films that will be held in Mequinenza (Spain). It will take place on September 2021. The festival is organized by FilmFactory and is sponsored by Mequinenza City Council. The festival is totally free to attend.

Taipei Golden Horse International Film Festival  8/2/21
Submission to the Festival is open for feature, documentary, experimental, animation. Please notice that the Festival only accepts feature-length films over 60 minutes. All films submitted for 2020 TGHFF must be completed after January 1st, 2020. Taiwan Premiere is required.

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