June deadlines

Hi all,
I just updated the listing for June- but will include here as well. If you have any comments, please add them below. Any suggestions for festivals or other screening opportunities are welcome, just write in the comments.
best regards,

“Under the Radar” ongoing
Queer Cinema by, for or about Under-Represented People of Colour from Around the World. We are seeking films of all genres, under 30 minutes and in English or with English subtitles, to add to our on-going in person and online programming.  No entry fees.  No limit on year of production. Submissions should be of interest to the LGBTQ+ community and demonstrate innovation and creative originality.  Although we do not impose a particular theme to our programming, we ask that you explain your creative choices in the synopsis section below. 

ConnectHer Film Festival 06/01/23
Through ConnectHER, high school and college students submit original short films focused on critical women’s issues such as girls’ education, ending violence against women, poverty & economic independence, and authentic beauty/body image. We’re thrilled with how the film festival is turning students into filmmakers—and filmmakers into activists.

Portobello Film Festival (London, UK) 06/01/2023
UK’s biggest independent film competition. Films submitted through form. Movies can be sent via a link with password to raypff @ mac.com (ProRes or H264)

YOUKI 6/1/23
YOUKI is looking for your film! Filmmakers, school classes and content creators can submit their productions for the international film competition 2023. No matter if professional camera or smartphone – YOUKI is the place where new ideas, first attempts, films of all genres, wild experiments, social media clips and school projects find their way to the cinema. We support your start into the cinema universe. Be brave and submit your project! Submission password: HappyBirthdayYouki Film Freeway

Student Academy awards 6/1/23
The Student Academy Awards (SAA) recognizes and honors student filmmakers who demonstrate excellence in the creation of motion pictures. By awarding these outstanding achievements, the Academy strives to support and inspire emerging filmmakers and to foster growth and education in the art and science of motion pictures. FilmFreeway submission.

Supernova Digital Animation Festival “7th Dimension” 6/1/23
We are Denver Digerati, an innovative nonprofit organization dedicated to the support and amplification of digital motion art and animation. We are artist-centered and believe in the freedom to create without restrictions. Our organization endeavors to promote those fearless creators who aspire to express their unique visions through their art. Our platform is focused on inclusivity and the next generation of digital interdisciplinarity. We strive to break down accessibility barriers for EVERYONE through exhibition, education, community partnerships, an emphasis on play, idea development over skills-based repetition, and an unapologetic desire to foster artist success. We are committed to the open-minded, art-adventurous, rule-breakers, niche-focused, the independent artists, and all of you that are WEIRD and WONDERFUL.

World Festival of Animated Film Varna – WFAF 6/1/23
2023 is the year of the 19th edition of the World Festival of Animated Film, held in beautiful Varna- the sea capital of Bulgaria! Welcome onboard! This September once again filmmakers, students, artists- amateurs and professionals, will gather for 5 diverse days on the seaside to be part of screenings from around the world, masterclasses of animation talents, rich exhibitions, workshops and many more!

Canlandıranlar Film Festival 6/2/23
Canlandıranlar (Animators) focuses on talents and organizes various events through volunteering. We support short independent animation films and also organize the International Canlandıranlar Film Festival since 2013. Film Freeway.

Golden Lion Awards High School Film Festival 6/2/2023 *late submissions have fees
Entries must meet the following requirements to be eligible for competition. Please note that entries received outside of the Midwest and/or 500-mile radius of Cincinnati will not be eligible to compete. The Golden Lion Awards is a high school/middle school film festival based in Cincinnati. It is open to students in the 12 Midwest states (Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin) as well as areas within 500 miles of Cincinnati including parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The production team must have been in high school or younger while filming the project. Middle School students are eligible to submit. All music and other copyrighted material (images, videos, etc.) used in the films must be properly licensed. There are various resources that offer free music and images.

depicT! film festival (UK): 06/12/23
A reminder: • The duration of your film(s) must NOT exceed 90 seconds including titles and credits. • Depict is open to short films of all production techniques, including animation, documentary, drama, experimental or artist film and hybrid work. We do not accept advertisements. Whilst we do not have a premiere policy, we positively encourage entries made specifically for Depict. • The maximum number of entries per individual is three. Film Freeway Submission.

MOTELx – Lisbon International Horror Film Festival 6/15/23
Note: Two free categories, Horror Script and Portugese Films. MOTELX GUIÕES Award- MOTELX, in partnership with the Guiões Festival, opens its first Horror Script Competition for Portuguese feature films. Portuguese films. Portuguese feature and short films, including co-productions with a majority of Portuguese participation. All national productions or co-productions are exempt from paying submission fees. Submission password must be requested at films@motelx.org. Any film submitted to this category not fulfilling these requirements will be automatically disqualified. Film Freeway submission.

Princeton Student Film and Video Festival 06/15/23
The Princeton Student Film Festival is sponsored by the Princeton Public Library. The mission of the festival is to encourage and support the work of youth filmmakers (ages 14-25) in a range of genres and styles, with the opportunity and a venue for the filmmakers to show their work to a broad audience.

FILMETS Badalona Film Festival 06/15/23
An international short film festival that showcases fiction, animation and documentary films. The programme is selected on the basis of rigorous artistic, technical and screenwriting criteria. free submission for filmmakers from Badalona. The directors of films related to Badalona, participating in Badalona, must send a mail to filmets@festivalfilmets.cat (indicating their details and the link to access and view the film)

Brno Sixteen 6/15/23
BRNO16 is an international short film festival. It is one of the oldest film festivals in the Czech Republic and has been going on uninterrupted since 1960. At the same time, it is also one of the oldest short film festivals in the world. BRNO16 presents various kinds of short films – live action, animation, experimental, student, professional and also non-professional. We are curious about all the beautiful short films this year. Have you shot any in the last three years?The 16 in the name of our festival refers to 16mm film, in past one of most common film gauges in the industry and also at our festival. This film gauge is rarely used nowadays, since most films are now screened from digital formats (16mm appears exclusively in retrospective sections), the name however stuck as a tradition.

Golden Snail 6/15/23
Festival “Golden Snail” is a World Children Animated Film Festival which takes place in month September 2023. in Vranje, Serbia. “Golden Snail” gathers young filmmakers from all over the world. Any studio, club or school who works with children in a field of film animation are welcome to our festival. Films must be made BY CHILDREN not for children by professionals.

Countryside Animafest Cyprus 6/18/23
Cyprus films, is a category for national animated shorts created in Cyprus, this deadline is for that category only.

Anishort Festival 6/20/23
We are a team of young people engaged in animation, photography and camera, design, music and sound, technique and creative work as such. All these sectors together are included for us in the animated film. Versatile we are interested in this great art form. Whether each of us individually devote to something else, one thing unites us all. We love animated film and especially the short!!!

Primanima Masters Competition: category for established filmmakers, all films are eligible which do not fit in the student, graduation film, first film or children’s film categories; including directors who previously competed in our festival and they are not first time filmmakers anymore are encouraged to submit their films to this category; if you are teaching animation in an institution, please note it in your bio. Submission link here. 

Busan International Film Festival (Korea) 06/21/23
For the official selection of the 28th Busan International Film Festival, fiction films, documentaries, and animations that were produced after October 2022 are eligible for submission. Deadline is for Short Film for films shorter than 60 minutes.

Short of the Year 06/21/23
The festival is open to international filmmakers.Festival is open to fiction, animation, documentary, experimental short films and music video with a maximum duration of 30 minutes. Entries must be submitted in English, Spanish subtitles are recommended though. Short of the Year will have four different editions: WINTER – SPRING – SUMMER – AUTUMN. Every season 50 works will be selected. The winner of each season will be awarded with 250 submissions to film festivals (for free) and will directly become one of the films selected for The Short of the Year. The grand prize consists in 1000 submissions to festivals (for free)

Tirana International Documentary Film Festival 6/23/23
Tirana International accepts films with no entry fee for their In Albanian category (films from all over the world in Albanian language). Only Feature & Short films that are in Albanian language will be accepted in this category. 

CINANIMA 6/26/23
CINANIMA 2023 – the 47th International Animated Film Festival of Espinho – will be held from the 13th to the 19th of November 2023. The oldest film festival in Portugal and the third oldest animation festival in the world CINANIMA is an Oscar™ Qualifying Film Festival in the category of Best Animated Short. Animation filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit their works in one of the international competition categories.

Student film, Graduation film (BA, MA or DLA), First film = your first animated short film production made without an educational background, Children’s film = any animated short film made for children (age 3-12) if it falls in any of the above categories (Student Film, Graduation film, First Film) or it is made by an up-and-coming director under the age of 40. Films for teenagers = films suitable for teenagers (age 13–18) submitted for any of the above short film categories (Student film, Graduation film, First film) or made by an up-and-coming director under the age of 40 will also be considered by the programmers for the PrimaTeen competition category. Submission link here. 

Holebikort short film contest 6/30/23
‘Holebikort’, the biggest competition for queer short films is back. Submission link here. The winner of Holebikort is chosen by the public on the Opening night of the Holebifilmfestival in November. In addition, there are two extra awards: The “Bravery Award” and the “Theme Award”.

GRAND OFF World Independent Film Awards 6/30/23
Grand OFF – World Independent Film Awards is the most important initiative promoting independent cinema in Poland and one of the most important cultural events related to independent cinema in the world. The mission of Grand OFF is to put independent cinema in the spotlight that both films and their makers deserve. This goal is achieved by a meticulous process of nominating submitted movies by the members of Grand OFF Jury, representing cinema professionals from 24 countries. This procedure culminates in a festive award ceremony, taking place in Warsaw since 2006 and attended each time by 400 distinguished representatives of the cinema world. A week later the awarded films are presented in more than 50 Polish cities. Film Freeway

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 6/30/23
New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival is an animation festival dedicated to animated films held at the terminal building of New Chitose Airport (Hokkaido, Japan), which connects Hokkaido with the rest of the world as an entertainment airport. Deadline for short film, student film, VR / 360 works.

Bucheon International Animation Festival (BIAF)  6/30/23
International Animation Festival, which includes a general competition section. Animation Film Festival with a general competition section, which includes feature films, short films, graduation films, Korean short films, TV&Commissioned films. The festival is to spread the true charm of the animation genre and to grow as an expert animation film festival in Asia. Deadline for short films.

Fredrikstad Animation Festival 6/30/23
Fredrikstad Animation Festival (FAF) is organised by Norsk Animasjonsforum. The object of the festival is to promote the screening of animation and increase the awareness of animated expressions in the Nordic-Baltic countries.

AnimaSyros International Animation Festival & Agora 6/30/23
ANIMASYROS International Animation Festival, the largest festival of its kind in Greece and one of the largest in Europe, launched its journey into the world of animation on 19 September 2008 in the island of Syros, Greece. Since then, ANIMASYROS takes place annually in the capital of the Cyclades complex, having hosted more than 104,000 unique visitors. Film Freeway submission.

Doclisboa 6/30/23
A festival dedicated to documentary and to the new possible paths that are being opened for the genre. Free submission for Green Years category, films with portuguese production. The GREEN YEARS – PORTUGUESE FILM submission form is dedicated especially to students or authors who are taking the first steps on film direction. Films of Portuguese production or co-production. World premiere required. Film Freeway Submission

Etiuda and Anima Festival (Poland) 06/30/2023
ETIUDA COMPETITION – international film competition for student etudes made at film and fine art schools. ANIMA COMPETITION – international competition for professional, independent and student animation. 

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