Hi all- hope things are looking up. WordPress changes are, well, really making a simple task difficult. If you are reading this and have figured out how to work around the block editor, or have a new favorite blog authoring tool, please reach out. Yesterday I updated pages and in the editor it can’t display due to an error. They seem to show up on the site.
At any rate- these festivals were submitted to me as no fee, or, in the case of Caminhos- free with waiver code. As always, if you find something amiss in my posts, please reach out.
Moinho Cine Fest 6/30/21
International film festival for micro and films with prizes and screening fees. The length of the nano film is until to 01:00 (mm:ss) and the micro film is until to 05:00 (mm:ss) It’s organized by ANARTEM – Associação Cultural and directed by André Almeida Rodrigues, a Portuguese filmmaker. The 4th edition of the festival will take place in April 2022 in Custóias, Leça do Balio and Guifões, Matosinhos, Portugal. GOALS • Be a showcase of the panorama of world film production in 2020 and 2021. • Promoting itself as a meeting point for “all world cinema”. Note: Free submission for local filmmakers. Free submission to all others throughout June.
Fredrikstad Animation festival 7/1/21
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. the festival only accepts Nordic-Baltic films.
Caminhos Film Festival 9/1/21
The festival Caminhos do Cinema Português was established in 1988. Its first three editions were a thematic exhibition of Portuguese Cinema. In 1997, it presented its fourth edition in a competitive format and, since then, it has been the only Portuguese festival of Portuguese Cinema. The Caminhos festival has established itself as a reference on the Portuguese scene in promoting the diversity of national production, from final film school projects, through animation, documentaries, short films to feature films. Our history leads us to believe that we can trace new paths for Portuguese Cinema, by also including the artistic-technical recognition of the members of each production, as well as by promoting the Centre region as the stage for Portuguese Cinema. On a conceptual level, the festival is characterised by a wide range of records that are a faithful record of the panorama of annual national film production. The innovation of the project lies in the fact that it is hosted in a single space and submits the national film production to the analysis of a jury. Throughout the last five editions, the festival has registered a growing attractiveness and demand, which is reflected both in a high number of professional accreditations, given the dimension and context of its programme, and in a growing number of audiences which was broken by the Covid-19 pandemic. This break did not mean a distancing, but an exponential approach (+ 114%) of the public in complementary activities to the exhibition. In film exhibition, we did not want to meet the digital dimension of streaming because cinema, especially in a festival, has to be a collective experience in which one can see and then debate the aesthetics of the reception of each spectator. In our opinion, this remedial experience of cinema can only be done in addition to the screening room. In recent years, the Caminhos have been progressively marked by an increasingly diverse range of films, origins, genres and discoveries of new authors who are gradually becoming regular presences in the cinematographic community. This is how we look at the world and the spaces of Lusophony as natural representations present in our programme. We arrive in 2021 to the XXVII edition, with the hope that the present moment we live in will be marked by the cultural plurality in the area of Coimbra and the decentralization of the cultural offer, allowing to continue that this is the city marked on the map as the place where there is “Portuguese cinema for all”. Note: There is a submission fee for this festival, but Caminhos has generously shared a waiver code with us: CCPdiscount7