APRIL 2017

three minute quickie 04/1/17
Each year the well liked Three-Minute-Quickie competition puts the short- and shortestfilmer to just one task: shoot a movie no longer than three minutes which deals with a certain topic. And the topic for 2017 is: Resistance. The audience will be your judge and award 1000 euro for the best film.

Festival du Film Merveilleux et Imaginaire (Paris, France) 04/01/17
The festival is dedicated to films whose themes are magic, the imaginary, the marvelous, the astonishing, the supernatural, the occult, the strange, experimental cinema, the esoteric, the fantastic, science fiction and myths and legends and poetry, manga, comics, video games..

EXiS Experimental Film And Video Festival (Seoul) 4/02/17
Annual international experimental film and video festival is waiting for your innovative film and videos! EXiS is the biggest premier showcase of experimental media works in Asia.

#PostReality 4/5/17
The PhotoPhore, proud partner of ADAF 2017, opens its call for artists #PostReality. We are searching for video-art works, short movies, digital and animation films, to include in our official selection for the 13th Athens Digital Arts Festival – ADAF 2017. The screening will be part of the festival programmed from May 18 to 21, 2017, in Mitropoleos 23 str, in the historic center of Athens, Greece.

Strawberry Shorts  4/8/17 *Note: Festival is cancelled for this year
Cambridge Strawberry Shorts is a well established and respected short film festival run under the umbrella of Cambridge Cinema Shorts. The festival is an important event in the Cambridge City calender. It enjoys national support and has international recognition. Each year we try to add a little extra, keeping it fresh and alive, and encouraging continued interest with year round supporting events. There will be two awards presented, The Judges Award and The Audience Award. Films can be of any genre but should be less than 20 minutes long. Follow instructions on site, then send permission slip with NTSC DVD. Note: only DVD submission is free- small fee for online submission.

Jerusalem International Film Festival 04/10/17
Submitted films must not have been shown or released anywhere in any form (including festival screenings, DVD release, or television or internet broadcast) more than twelve months prior to the starting date of the 34th Jerusalem Film Festival (July 13, 2017).
The submitted film has never been shown in Israel and in case of selection the screening at the Jerusalem Film Festival will mark its Israeli premiere. The festival does not accept submissions of short and medium-length films (up to 60 minutes). In addition, any film that is solely promotional, educational, or scientific in nature is not eligible for selection by the festival.

One Shot International Short Film Festival (Armenia) 4/10/17
*Only one minute competition is free. The film presented must be one minute long,10sec. titles +60sec.film. The work must be shot in one frame. Shots cannot be cut, combined or mixed into one (chroma key is not allowed). Multiplication in animation is not against the rules as it is a production technique. However direct editing, cuts in different scenes (close up- middle, etc) are not allowed. The titles must be 10 seconds long and must be placed at the beginning of one minute film. Besides original language, English subtitles are required. The author is free to express his/her ideas and views in any form and genre.

VOS#4 4/10/17
What is funny? Peoples are laughing with pleasure and like to play jokes. Naturally define different cultures different types of funniness. Why is something funny and how to explain that to others? What is the reason and why do you like it? And after all: Is funniness a must have? VOS#4 is asking for digital artworks related to this theme. VOS – Virtual Open Space presents theme specific, digital exhibitions. All types of digital files, who can be embeded on a website are welcome! Videos, sound pieces, music, images, text, .pdf, gif-animations,… Visit the current exhibition: http://vos.rolandwegerer.com

Lubin Film Festival 4/14/17
We accept short films (max. 30 minutes long) of all genres: feature films, documentaries, and animations, as well as full-length films (min. 60 minutes long) – only features. We accept films from all over the world produced after January 1st 2015.

Rush Process Festival of Handcrafted Animation 4/14/17*free submission deadline
Rush Process celebrates DIY, handcrafted animation as a vehicle for self-expression. Rush Process is the only full-scale animation festival in the state of Texas, and the only animation festival in the US explicitly dedicated to handcrafted animation, a materials-focused practice at the intersection of DIY, auteur-driven cinema and analog animation art. Rush Process aims to screen visually and emotionally stunning, non-digital animation touching a wide variety of genres (narrative, documentary, essay) and techniques (stop motion, ink & paint on paper, charcoal, chalkboard films, paper cut-out & multiplane, paint- and sand-on-glass, analog rotoscoping, direct animation on celluloid). A parallel goal of the festival is to provide our audiences with the opportunity to create animation themselves, via popup animation stations, workshops and collaborative, time-based production challenges.

Golden Apricot 4/15/17
GOLDEN APRICOT 14th Yerevan International Film Festival is scheduled for July 9 to 16, 2017. The festival theme is Crossroads of Cultures and Civilizations. The theme is anchored in the idea of a global human landscape in the process of transformation and the challenges such transformations pose to human beings. We welcome films representing diverse ethnic groups, religions, and nations that depict the human experience, daily lives of people, both ordinary and extraordinary, their troubles and joys, as they try to find meaning in a changing world, struggling to redefine themselves in a world that recognizes fewer and fewer boundaries.

Figari Film Fest 4/15/17 *free only for music videos
Born in 2011 Figari Film Fest is a movie Festival devoted to young and independent cinema, to short films and to young directors’ debuts. Over the years it became a lead event for international cinema. Our Festival, besides promoting international cinema, focuses on developing Sardinian film business and on giving value to the island’s great heritage: its environment, its history, its culture.

MakeDox (Macedonia) 04/15/17
Creative Documentary Film Festival. A young and rarely avant-garde festival celebrating the creative documentary film. One of the most powerful catapults for creating cinema audience in Macedonia. It overwhelms, they say, with its warmth and quality. The wonderful KurshumliAn vibrates with film stories, workshops and live performances, doc-talks under a magical fig tree and music under the night sky. Out in the open, every summer since 2010. *for films completed in 2017

NAFF: Neum Animated Film Festival 4/15/17
Animated films (duration 15 minutes) can partcipate. Author can report 3 films. Films that propagandize rasisam and pornography will not enter compettition program. All registrations must fulfil next: 1. DVD film 2. Filled and signed entery form 3. Fotography and biography of director 4. 3 photos from film (minim.) 5. Declaration of author if he is willing to work with children during the camp.

Supertoon International Animation Festival (Croatia) 04/15/17
Supertoon International Animation Festival is a specialized international competition festival for short animated films which will be held in Šibenik, Croatia, from 28st July to 2nd August 2013. Three competition categories: Short Animated Films-Short-format, non-commissioned animated films or videos. Films for Children and Youth- Animated works produced and distributed specifically for children and youth audiences. When a serial is the case, only one episode is eligible. Animated Music Videos-Official music videos, commissioned animated videos made specifically to promote music pieces.

Norwich Underground Film Club 4/20/17
Norwich Underground Film Club provides awesome short film and animation screenings in unique Norwich locations. This May we are returning to the beautiful Anteros Art Gallery courtyard for another alfresco evening of shorts. We aim to combine film and animation, the funny and the beautiful, the short and the reaaally short; to create fun and light hearted evenings out and to provide a platform for films you don’t get to see in any standard setting such as a cinema or on TV. To save our audience from trawling through the internet to find interesting gems, we do the work for you. Our showcases have included films from all over the world as well as our hometown. Please fill in the form and send us a DOWNLOADABLE MOV. FILE OR A LINK TO ONE to this email: norwichundergroundfilmclubbs@gmail.com Drop Box, WeTransfer, Mega are all good options as are Vimeo and any other new thing we have not heard of yet…

Astra Film Festival (Romania) 04/20/17
documentary film festival. AFF is the place to see great documentaries, to feel the pulse of Romanian and Eastern European documentary film production,  meet fellow-filmmakers from around the world, debate upon major issues faced by documentarists while exposing real life and real people on the big screen, and interact with professionals and with an enthusiastic audience.

Hamburg Animation Award 4/24/17
Students and graduates (max. three years into a career) of all film schools, technical colleges, academies and universities worldwide. animated short films (max. 10 minutes) using any technique (2D, 3D, puppet animation, stop motion, etc.)

Film Festival della Lessinia (Verona) 4/30/17
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.

Anibar Animation Festival 4/30/17
Animators around the world! Once again Anibar opens doors for Animation filmmakers to submit their work for the 7th Edition of the festival. Anibar has a big scope of competition (listed below) and accepts different styles, including animation in combination with Live-action.

Turku Animated Film Festival 4/30/17
Turku Animated Film Festival is a fresh international film festival that celebrates the creative mind and the art of animation. For the International Competition, we are looking for original, bold, uncompromising & inventive animated shorts under 30 minutes to compete for Grand Prix, 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 especially parties.

Autumn Shorts Film Festival 4/30/17
Call for Submissions: Somerset Community College Theatre & Film welcomes submissions of films no longer than fifteen minutes in length. Selected films will be showcased at the Festival on September 14 and 15; 2017. Awards will be presented for outstanding achievements by the official selections. There are no cash awards. The official online entry form for the Autumn Shorts Film Festival can be found at Google Documents.