AUGUST 2020

Panorama Coisa de Cinema 8/01/20
The Panorama Internacional is a competitive festival of shorts and features – national and international.

Trans Film Fest Stockholm 8/01/20
Send us your films for Trans Film Festival Stockholm 2020! We’re hoping to be able to hold our autumn festival later in the year.

Fredrikstad Animation Festival (Norway) 08/01/20
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.  Feature film deadline.

NorthernWave Festival 08/1/20
Since the Icelandic film fund is one of the main supporters of the festival we decided to wave the fee for Icelandic filmmakers. We hope you can understand our reasons and thank you for supporting the festival. Deadline for Icelandic Short Films

International Women’s Film Festival “KIN” (Armenia) 08/01/20
***Free submission only for Armenian Films*** «KIN» (kin means “a woman” in Armenian), will be held in Yerevan. The festival’s goal is promote women’s creativity, establish a network between women filmmakers from different parts of the world and give hand to a better understanding of different cultures and each other. The purpose of the festival is to address through films issues of violence, inequality, discrimination and other problems related to women’s rights and gender problems. genres: Documentary, Short, Animation. Duration of the films had to be less than 40 min

Iranian Film Festival (San Francisco, CA) 8/1/20
San Francisco – Iranian Film Festival, a showcase for the independent feature and short films made by or about Iranians from around the world, is inviting the filmmakers from all over the world to submit their films for the next edition taking place in September 2020 in San Francisco.- The films should be related to Iran by any filmmaker from any country, or made by any Iranian filmmaker on any subject.

Stuttgarter Filmwinter Festival for Expanded Media (Germany) 08/01/2020
The Stuttgarter Filmwinter-Festival for Expanded Media seeks for current positions in the fields of short and experimental films, installations, network culture, AV performances and live-acts. The festival offers a platform for film and media art in discourse and practice.

Festival Film Dokumenter (FFD) 8/5/20
An annual event held by Forum Film Dokumenter, a non-profit organization based in Yogyakarta, focusing on documentary film research and archiving, as well as film appreciation for educational purposes. In 2020, Festival Film Dokumenter’s Call For Entries opens for Competition Program. There are four categories open for the Competition Program. First, Feature-Length Documentary, which opens for Indonesian and foreign filmmakers alike (duration above 40 minutes). Second, Indonesian Feature-Length Documentary for filmmakers of Indonesian nationality with the minimum 40 minutes duration. Third, Short Documentary, for Indonesian filmmakers with film of short duration (under 40 minutes). And fourth, Student Documentary, which targets Indonesian students from junior to high school.

Fredrikstad Animation Festival (Norway) 08/01/2020
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 Feature.

Dockumentar Film Festival 8/5/20
Festival Film Dokumenter (FFD) is an annual event held by Forum Film Dokumenter, a non-profit organization based in Yogyakarta, focusing on documentary film research and archiving, as well as film appreciation for educational purposes. In 2020, Festival Film Dokumenter’s Call For Entries opens for Competition Program. There are four categories open for the Competition Program. First, Feature-Length Documentary, which opens for Indonesian and foreign filmmakers alike (duration above 40 minutes). Second, Indonesian Feature-Length Documentary for filmmakers of Indonesian nationality with the minimum 40 minutes duration. Third, Short Documentary, for Indonesian filmmakers with film of short duration (under 40 minutes). And fourth, Student Documentary, which targets Indonesian students from junior to high school.

The 8th Canlandıranlar Film Festival 8/10/2020
Any audiovisual animation, created frame by frame whatever the technique, made for the cinema, television and any other screening platform may be entered. Only works completed after 1st January 2018 and never previously entered at the Canlandıranlar Film Festival will be accepted.

Singapore International Film Festival 8/11/20
* earlybird submission. free by this deadline. (problem with link currently)
The Festival will consider films that are at least a Singapore premiere, have not been broadcast on TV nor made available on the Internet. All feature films from any country may be submitted for Festival consideration. Only Asian feature films and Southeast Asian Short films are considered for Competition.

Watersprite Film Festival 8/12/20
The Watersprite International Student Film Festival discovers and champions emerging filmmakers from all over the world. The festival inspires and empowers young film talent, providing an inclusive space which nurtures future award-winning collaborations. We also offer full travel bursaries for all nominated filmmakers to fly to our Cambridge festival, where we are based. We recently became a BIFA-qualifying festival, meaning our British nominees are eligible to enter the British Independent Film Awards. Past nominees have gone on to be nominated for the Oscars, the Student Oscars, Cannes Film Festival, Sundance, and the BAFTAs.

Material Synthesis 8/14/20
Looking for experimental media and video art that engages diffractive vs representational approaches to moving images and works that utilize technology as a diffractive lens to investigate alternative ways of seeing and making. Material Synthesis is kin to the historical video art genera of signal processing, and operates within the New Materialism movement, specifically Agential Realism, which is the entanglement of matter and meaning*.

WENIFF – West Nordic International Film Festival 8/15/20
WENIFF is pleased to announce that call for entries is now open. We invite authors of documentaries, short fictions, animations and experimental film to submit their works for consideration. 

Anilogue International Animation Festival (Hungary) 08/20/2020
Anilogue is an annual international animation festival taking place in Budapest, Hungary. The festival presents a whole week of animation, packed with feature premieres, sneak previews, workshops, a competition of European animated short films and numerous special programmes including a seven hours long animated show, concerts and cartoon exhibitions.. FilmFreeway entry

Photometria in Motion 8/20/20
Our expectation is for Photometria Festival to be a cultural umbrella under which photographic expression and creativity grows. Get ready for another Photometria Festival full of creativity, exhibitions, seminars and photographic wanderings. In order to highlight new ways of utilizing the image, it invites you to submit your work in the categories: Animation, Video Art and Short Films. Note: this is the deadline for free entry.

Xiamen International Animation Festival 8/20/20
For participants who choose to register through online submission, participants need to upload the entries and other relevant information to the online drive as required, and fill out the Registration Form of Online Submission to ensure the information is true and valid.

Festival de Cinema de Alter do Chao (brazil) 8/23/20
FEST ALTER, is a meeting space between cultures in the environment of the national and international film and audiovisual production, stage to music presentations and other artistic manifestations to foment the interaction of those who are interested in the environment, cultures and amazon societies smart and responsible preservation. Due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic, the Alter do Chão Film Festival 2020 will be accomplished through the WEB in the Festival page. Film freeway free entry

Umgungundlovu film festival (africa) 8/24/20
A multi genre film festival created to provide a platform for young black local filmmakers to reach black audiences under serviced by traditional cinemas, to address the current challenge of bringing women into the film industry and to give filmmakers access to film industry information and career opportunities.

International Animation Festival Aiayu 8/24/20
The 5th Ajayu International Animation Festival, which will be held for the anniversary celebrations of the city of Puno. Due to the situation our country and the world are going through, this year its new virtual edition will be held, taking into account all the
health and safety measures proposed by the state. This year with its fifth edition, it continues to be a showcase that shows the artistic expression of animation, through cultural
exchange embodied in animated productions and cultural manifestations of the Andean world. In this festival, audiovisual animation artists from different countries will participate, as well as artists from other disciplines of the Puno region, who through their expression will make this virtual edition a contemporary Andean experience.*Note: Early bird deadline- some categories are free, some only for EB deadline. film freeway 

Sportfilm Liberec (czech republic) 8/25/20
It is the 23rd time the City of Liberec has played host to the international sports film festival this year and it will be held at an iconic cinema Varšava again. In 2019, Czech Television co-production film The Golden Betrayal was awarded a prestigious prize Guirlande d’Honneur by the jury of Milan Final. The award is known as Oscar for sports films. The guarantor of this festival series is the Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs (FICTS) joining 70 countries under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee. Sportfilm also cooperates with the running series Run Czech.

Salem State University Dance film festival (Massachusetts) 8/25/20
The Salem State University dance program, in collaboration with the Salem State University Center for Creative and Performing Arts and Creative Collective, invites submissions of short dance films for its first-ever Dance Film Festival

Atlanta Black Pride Film Festival 8/25/20
Films and videos that are of interest to lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, intersex, and/or transgender people. and/or related to gender or sexuality issues, and/or feature an LGBTQ main character. The Atlanta Black Gay Pride Film Festival has four (4) screening sections: Narratives, Documentaries, Short Films, and Web Series.

Festival International de Animation 8/27/20
Universidad ORT Uruguay aims to promote and exhibit animations produced by students and graduates of animation, advanced High-School students, independent animators and international producers, and also seeks to provide a space for artistic and technological reflection in this area.

CINEMAGIC YOUNG FILMMAKER (Belfast) 8/28/20
Cinemagic is looking for imaginative and original films made by young people (age 25 and younger, living in the UK and Ireland). The films can be about anything at all fact or fiction, comedy or drama, news program or documentary. DVD submission or email.

Filminute  8/29/20
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.

Animateka Film Festival (Slovenia) 08/31/2020
The 17th edition of the festival is encouraging authors of short animations to submit their films in the Regional Short Animated Film Competition programme, the European Young Talents Competition programme, and The Elephant International Children’s Film Competition programme! Despite the uncertain situation presented by the year 2020 due to the global pandemic and the limitations as well as worries that have come with it, the 17th edition of Animateka will take place, with the festival team doing its best to bring the diversity of animated art to its fans.

Bang Awards 8/31/20
Directed at digital arts and Multimedia, BANG combines new technology and the magic of animated films. It aims at bringing together different audiences, as are the films that we are sent. Our audience is truly wide and varied, since school children to adults looking for inspiration; from teenagers to whom new technology is the future, to senior citizens that allow themselves to be amazed by new worlds.

The 8th Annual Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition 8/31/2020
2020 is Ó Bhéal’s eleventh year screening International poetry-films, and the eighth year featuring this competition. Up to thirty films will be shortlisted and screened during the festival in November 2020. One winner will receive the Indie Cork / Ó Bhéal prize for best Poetry-Film. Submissions are open from: 1st May – 31st August 2020. You may submit as many entries as you like. Films must interpret, or convey a poem which must be present in its entirety (audibly and/or visually), having been completed no earlier than 1st of May 2018. Entries may not exceed 10 minutes in duration. Non-English language films will require English subtitles. The shortlist will be announced during October 2020. One overall winner will receive the Ó Bhéal award for best poetry-film. Shortlisted films will be screened (and the winner announced) at the 8th Winter Warmer poetry festival (27th-29th Nov 2020)..Entry is FREE to anyone, and should be made via email to poetryfilm [at] obheal.ie – including the following info in an attached word document: Name and duration of Film, Month & Year completed, Name of Director, Country of origin, Contact details, Name of Poet, Name of Poem, Synopsis, Filmmaker biography and a Link to download a high-resolution version of the film.**If you are sending a vimeo or youtube link, etc, please ensure that the download button is enabled. All films not shortlisted by the judges are permanently deleted directly after the adjudication process. The Judges for this years competition are poet/playwright/filmmaker Dairena Ní Chinnéide & poet/filmmaker Paul Casey.

Hsin-Yi Children’s Animation Awards 8/31/20
All it takes is a good story to enrich a child’s spirit and create beautiful memories. Join the Hsin-Yi Foundation as we make that story come to life in animation. We aim to improve both the quality of video entertainment targeted at children and their ability to appreciate it. At the same time, we want to award talented people who contribute to animations and videos around the world for providing a more diverse selection of good material for children.

ALTER-NATIVE International Short Film Festival (Romania) 08/31/2020
The ALTER-NATIVE International Short Film Festival is organized by the Hungarian Democratic Youth Union and it is the oldest international short film festival in Romania. The ALTER-NATIVE International Short Film Festival is an annual event. The 28th edition will be held between 4 – 8thNovember 2020 in the city of Targu Mures, Transylvania.

Brussels Mediterranean Film Festival 8/31/20
Presents a selection of the recent film production of the Mediterranean countries: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cyprus, Croatia, Egypt, Spain, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Malta, Morocco, Montenegro, Palestine, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey. It aims at helping discovering the cinematography of these countries, promoting its distribution, and furthering the knowledge of Mediterranean cultures. We only accept short films in French version or with French subtitles.

Listapad Film Festival 8/31/20
Movie studios, TV companies, distribution companies, independent producers and others may participate in the Festival.