AUGUST 2017

FilmFestival Cottbus 8/01/17
The FilmFestival Cottbus’ rules and regulations consider a film to be East European when its producer or one of its co-producers and / or director resides in one of the Europe’s post-socialist countries (including all successor states of the Soviet Union).

International Animated Film Festival Tindirindis 8/01/17
Noncomercial International Animated Film Festival “Tindirindis” has been organised in Vilnius in Lithuania each fall continuously since 2003. The mission of the festival is to show the latest animation from around the world covering the spectrum of styles and schools, created both by professionals with years of experience and by art students. We also promote animation as an art without any limits.

Multivision 8/1/17
The International Festival of Animation Arts “Multivision” is an annual event in St.Petersburg, Russia, held in November. The festival includes competition in animation shorts (duration 1 – 30 min) and video installations evaluated by a professional jury.

Contact International Student Film Festival 8/1/17
The festival will be held from 17th to 21st October 2016 and will be divided into two different programs: 1. international competition of short films made by students currently enrolled in film and media courses or students that will graduate in the academic year 2015-2016; 2. out-of-competition film schools showcase, special programmes of International film schools and other special presentations.

TIFF (Albania) 08/03/2017 *Note: no entry fees for films in the Albanian LanguageThis year’s competition features three distinct sections:. Feature Film Competition. Short Film Competition. In Albanian Film Competition All the daily programs of the TIFF festival combine features and short films in all formats and genres: fiction, documentary, animation and experimental.  Open to any filmmaker from around the world, TIFF showcases new cinematic work by established directors with international reputations as well as work by talented students and young artists.

Singapore International Film Festival 8/07/17* april to august 7th, free submission
The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is the largest and longest-running film event in Singapore. Founded in 1987 by Geoffrey Malone and L. Leland Whitney, the Festival focuses on showcasing international films and providing a global platform for the best of Singapore cinema. Over the decades, it has grown to become an iconic date in the Singapore arts calendar.

Animage Festival (Brazil) 8/8/17
The ANIMAGE – VIII International Animation Festival of Pernambuco will take place in Recife – Brazil, from November 10th to 19th, 2017. It will include Competitive and Non-competitive Screenings of national and international animation films, in addition to special sessions, masterclass, exhibition and animation workshops for both beginners and professionals.

24 fps International Short Film Festival (Texas) 8/10/17
Since its inception in 1999, the 24fps Short Film Festival has presented programs of short films by aspiring and established artists from around the world. The juried competition is open to any work made outside the major worldwide film studio system, and provides cash awards to the festival’s top films in six major categories.

YOUKI (Austria) 8/10/17
International Competition. Eligible are young people with individual or group works, home or school projects. To participate in the YOUKI competition young people must be between the ages of 10 and 26 (at the time of production). The competition is divided into three age groups  (10–14 | 15–20 | 21–26 years old). Max. film length is 20 minutes. Online submission.

Horror Quest (Atlanta, Georgia) 08/11/17
HorrorQuest accepts all kinds of submission, not just, “Horror”. We are a Horror/Genre festival and you may submit any of the following types of films.Horror, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Dark Comedy, Dark Drama, or Animation of any kind.

Caminhos Film Festival 8/15/17* free submission deadline
Caminhos Film Festival is stated as the reference event in the portuguese panorama: the only festival dedicated to the portuguese cinema in its various aspects – from cinema schools to animation, documentary, short film and feature film. Since 1988, we are privileged to see and live within the best of the portuguese productions, but also to follow the progress of all the portuguese film industry, through a showcase event to Juniors and Seniors, to Film Schools and publishers and booksellers, which focuses on bringing the creators to the publics, with interaction on all levels.

Reanimania (Yerevan, Armenia) 8/15/17
ReAnimania festival aims to facilitate the development of animation art, educate a new generation of world class animators and provide a forum for presenting works of Armenian animators in the international arena as well as introduce examples of the world’s finest animated films to the Armenian audience. All the categories, except the feature films.

LIGHT FIELD 8/15/17
Light Field is a new artist-run film festival located in the San Francisco Bay Area showcasing experimental/avant-garde films with an international focus. We are looking for moving-image work finished on celluloid only (all gauges welcome). No restrictions on duration, completion date, or premiere status Both single-channel and expanded/performative works will be considered. 

World Film Festival Bangkok 8/15/17
The objective of the World Film Festival of Bangkok is to introduce quality, non-mainstream films from all over the world. It aims to become a showcase for independent films and new work from rising talents to cinema masters to show the continuity from generation to generation as a vital component in the development of the film industry.

Anilogue 8/15/17
Anilogue is again looking for the most exciting recent animation for its two competition programmes.The Competition of Short Animated Films is open for films made in Europe, completed after January 1st 2016, and of under 20 minutes in lenght. The Best of Anilogue award in this category comes with a prize of EUR 2000.
The Competition of Animated Feature Films is open for films of any geographic origin, completed after January 2016, and over 50 minutes of length.

Fresh Film Northwest (Portland, OR) 08/18/17
Any young filmmaker between the ages of 13 and 19 living in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Montana, or British Columbia may enter a film in any theme or style made after September 1, 2015. Group projects as well as individual works are acceptable. All entries must be student produced. We cannot accept work that includes copyrighted music without express written permission from the artist. Adult guidance and instruction is permissible, but the primary hands-on creative work and point-of-view must be by a student(s).

River Aire Ten Minute Amateur Film Festival- RATMA (UK) 8/20/17
The Ratma International Film Festival from here known as “The Festival” or “the event” and refers to the main festival at Keighley College and Keighley town centre. The “Red Carpet event” refers to the finale gala evening and prize giving at the Keighley Picture House Cinema.

Shared Sight International Short Film Festival 08/24/17
SHARED SIGHT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL- international open call
The first edition of Shared Sight is going to take place at MATCA artspace, Colectiva Gazette and Gazette in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. We are expecting short film applications (max length 30`) from filmmakers/ film enthusiasts/ artists from all over the world. You can submit your film by sending us a download link at contact.matca@gmail.com including a short description of the film and a short bio of yours. We are accepting all film categories submissions from experimental, video-art, fiction, documentary, etc. The festival is going to take place at the end of September, more detalis TBA soon! MATCA is an artist-run space from Cluj-Napoca, Romania, which is run by three young artists. It`s aim is to promote contemporary art with a primary focus on group exhibitions up until this point.  Shared Sight short film festival is the first attempt to broaden our comfort zone and connect with the film world. One of our main interest with this festival is to establish a network to help national and foreign filmmakers gain more visibility.

60 hour Film Challenge 8/30/17 *Team registration deadline 23:59pm (UK Time)
Colchester Film Festival 60 Hour Film Challenge registration is now open. The challenge takes place from the 1st – 4th September 2017 and is FREE for anyone to enter. Previous winners have gone onto achieve unprecedented success, direct feature films and get noticed by major production companies. We challenge filmmakers from around the world to write, shoot and edit a film no longer than 5 minutes in just 60 hours. All the filmmakers are given is a title, line of dialogue and a prop/action that has to be included in the final film. The rest is up to you. It can be any genre or style so get your creative juices flowing and produce a masterpiece. The winners and runners up of the challenge will receive a variety of prizes from some of the world’s biggest film equipment and software manufactures and the shortlisted films will be screened at the 2017 Colchester Film Festival on Saturday 4th November. We’ll be announcing full details on our amazing judging panel and prizes soon.

FIFDOK (Morocco) 8/30/2017
The International Festival of Documentary Film in Khouribga (Kingdom of Morocco) tells all directors, producers, professionals and interested parties that the 9th International Documentary Film Festival will be on 20, 21, 22 and 23 December 2017.

Butter Elbow Animation Festival (Chicago) 08/31/17
The first Butter Elbow Animation Festival (B.E.A.F.) was held in 2010 at the Op Shop 2 in Hyde Park on the south side of Chicago. The idea for B.E.A.F. was born after the production of an on-site, stop-motion animation by the Mobile Animation Station (M.A.S.), made up of 4 local Chicago animators: Vicky Yen, Wei-Lun Lin, Samantha Lotti, and Kiel Darling. While brainstorming in the space – a former Hollywood Video store – a member of the group started drawing on a newly painted chalk wall with their elbow. Within a couple of minutes all the group members had rolled up their sleeves and were holding their elbows up against the black wall, doodling. As Laura Shaeffer, the founder of the Op Shop drew a monkey on the wall, a photo was taken, and the picture became the poster for the first animation screening, and that was how the B.E.A.F. was born. 
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Filminute  8/31/17
Filminute is the international one minute film festival that showcases, awards and promotes the best one minute films from around the world. Filminute is built to generate the largest amount of exposure possible for the one minute filmmakers and the collection of one minute films showcased, shortlisted, and awarded by an international jury and the public.

SPE Film and Video Festival 8/31/17*
The Society for Photographic Education (SPE) has featured a film and video festival of innovative and provocative short documentaries, animation and fiction as part of the Annual Conference since 1995. The festival began as the SPE Women’s Film and Video Festival and evolved into a festival featuring work curated by the organization’s three caucuses, the Women’s Caucus, Multicultural Caucus and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Caucus. The Society for Photographic Education is the primary academic organization for photographic media professionals and the Annual Conference draws 1200-1500 participants annually. The conference theme for 2018 is Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood. *free for SPE members

Reanimania (Yerevan, Armenia) 8/31/17
ReAnimania festival aims to facilitate the development of animation art, educate a new generation of world class animators and provide a forum for presenting works of Armenian animators in the international arena as well as introduce examples of the world’s finest animated films to the Armenian audience. Deadline (Feature films)

GEABVEDIP AWARD 8/31/2017
GEABVEDIP AWARD :: Make a maximum one (1) minute Signature Commercial for an International Brand of Men’s casual wear.

The Grenada AfterGlow 8/31/17
Note: Free submission only for High School Students. Call for Entries! We’re looking for short films in all categories. Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Experimental, Music Videos, etc. Our spotlight categories are “Feel Good” films and films that “Inspire Positive Change”  High school students submit for free!

5th Viewer’s Choice Contest – Short Films & Documentaries 8/31/17
After the unprecedented success of our previous editions and on popular demand, we are pleased to announce the 5th Edition of Viewer’s Choice Contest. This contest provides an online platform to encourage and promote budding & talented film makers. It will also give the opportunity to new film makers to promote & monetize their film online and get rewarded financially. Six Sigma Films is a major Film Production House. It is amongst Top producers & distributors of Short films, videos, independent films online. It is also a top organizer of Film Conferences/Awards & Festivals. CATEGORIES OF THE CONTEST: 1. Short Category Short Films & Docs with duration upto 6 minutes, 2. Long Category, Short Films & Docs with duration upto 30 minutes*. FOR ENTRY FORM MAIL TO – shortsfestival@gmail.com

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