International Short Film Festival Landau – La.Meko

International Short Film Festival Landau – La.Meko 11/15/17
International Short Film Festival Landau – La.Meko. Since 2001 filmmakers from around the world are invited to send their works to the Short Film Festival La.Meko wich takes place yearly in the beautiful city of Landau in South/West Germany. The La.Meko Festival wants to be a stage for all kinds of short movies and the team takes care that the programme is a delicate mix of entertainment and cultural challenge across all genres. The festival is also known for its enthusiastic audience and its outstanding moderation. There are about six awards (250€-500€). Three of them – including the regional price – are chosen by a jury and the rest by the votes of the audience.

July list updates

Hi all-
Here are some festival listings- as I am in the process of updating july- one of the festivals from last july now occurs in August. :)

best of luck,

Schlingel International Film Festival for children and young audience 07/1/17
SCHLINGEL is an independent film festival with international competitions and various additional events. It takes place annually. We conceive ourselves as a platform for international children´s and youth films in Germany.

Fesancor 7/1/17
Fesancor invites all shortfilm makers around the world to participate in this international shortfilm festival.

Works which have not been presented for selection in previous editions of the Festival are eligible.

Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival 7/1/17
Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival  is about bringing together poetry and the visual arts at the intersection of film.** Anyone can make a video of a poet reading a poem, but that’s not what Rabbit Heart is all about. What we’re looking for is what can be done visually with a poem, without showing performance.*** The poem can be the soundtrack, and the springboard for what happens visually – show, don’t tell is the rule.

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France) 7/10/17
Maximum running time: 40 minutes Origin: All countries (except France). Festival screening format: DCP., for films completed in 2016 (after October 1)

Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival 7/10/17
BBB announces the submission period of the 8th Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival. We invite young artists up to the age of 35 from the Balkan region and beyond. We accept all film genres with duration up to 30 minutes.This year BBB brings Balkans films and the Balkan spirit in the heart of Europe, Brussels! It gives inspiration and challenges motivation through the title: ENTER / EXIT. We enter life with an exit. Either you enter or exit you get a new experience. Committed in its goal, BBB challenges contemporaneity by motivating young people to make use of their creativity in order to reflect on issues of concern in their region. For more information about the topic check here

Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival (CANADA) 07/15/17
If you’ve made a film that you think we’ll love, that pushes the boundaries of animation in unexpected ways, we definitely want to see it.

Innsbruck Nature Film Festival ((Austria) 7/15/17
The INNSBRUCK NATURE FILM FESTIVAL is an international nature film competition, offering motivated filmmakers a platform for presenting their latest work. Four film festival days with film presentations and a high-quality side program are the framework for an on-topic, ecological, and artistic discourse.

Iranian Film Festival (San Francisco, CA) 7/15/17
Showcase for the independent feature and short films made by or about the Iranians from around the world. DVD submission. The films should be related to Iran by any filmmaker from any country, or made by any Iranian filmmaker on any subject. There is NO restriction in topics or length. The festival is open to all genres: fiction, documentary, short, animation, music video.

The KuanDu International Animation Festival (KDIAF) are calling for entries. The three titles include, Best International Short Film, Best International Student Short Film, and Best Taiwanese Short Film. In addition, our fellow judges would also like to select a few honorable mentions to certify and encourage those passionate artists and students of their effort.

Vancouver Jewish Film Festival 7/15/17
Film Submissions are open for the Festival held annually in November. The Vancouver Jewish Film Centre Society also has special presentations throughout the year. Submissions are open for consideration for all year-round events. Please complete the Film Submission Form and send it with your film.

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!

Recent updates

Hi all, Here is another update. One of the opportunities closes today. It has been listed on the site, but I wanted to give it a shout out.

as always- best of luck, {tmr}

SICAF 5/21/17
SICAF meets the needs of cultural content age in the 21st century. It accommodates not only cartoon and animation content but also the related content such as game, character, theme park, internet new media, interactive art, etc. to broaden its horizon.

Cinema City International Film Festival 5/30/17
Cinema City International Film Festival invites filmmakers from all across the globe to apply for the Up to 10,000 Bucks selection. This selection is one of the most appealing festival programs which presents films made with no budget or with a budget of less than USD 10,000. Thanks to this authentic program, every year festival goers have a beautiful chance to enjoy unique low-budget auteur films from all over the world. For the last eight years, the Up to 10,000 Bucks program has been offering a creative mosaic of diverse ideas, forms and cultures marked by the contemporaneity and its challenges. The program presents feature films, documentaries, animated films, student and experimental films, all bound by the courageous venture of talented artists who are capable of creating a magnificent piece of art in spite of the lack of the financial assets.

Maharastra Nature Film Festival 7/15/17
Any short film related to nature with duration of 15 minutes or less are invited. Ten films selected by our jury will be screened in festival. Email submissions to maharastranature at Send links to youtube, Vimeo, etc with passwords. Or send your film to us (using above email) through Wetransfer.

Cabbagetown Short Film Festival 7/31/17
The Cabbagetown Short Film Festival is a juried showcase for some of the world’s best short films, receiving submissions from across Canada and the United States, as well as the UK, Europe, South America, Australia and Asia.

Upcoming deadlines in May and June

Just a few updates lately.
best of luck


Fantoche International Animation Film Festival 5/25/17
Dear filmmakers, please submit your new animated short film! Animated shorts are eligible for Fantoche’s 2017 competitions if they’ve been completed after 31 March 2016 and last no longer than 40 minutes.

Traverse City Film Festival 5/28/17
The Traverse City Film Festival is by invitation only, but we’d love to see your films and suggestions. Filmmakers may submit their films unofficially and they will be passed on to the programmer. There is no submission form or fee, and also no feedback mechanism — we cannot guarantee that your film will be viewed. Email link or send DVD.

MIX Copenhagen 5/29/17
Oldest running film festival in Denmark and one of the oldest LGBT film festivals in the world. Submit by email with link to film.

Facade Video Festival (Bulgaria) 5/30/17
An annual video art exhibition where videos are projected onto the walls of houses both in the old town of Plovdiv and in the neighbourhoods. Facade Video Festival aims to create an interface between viewers and artists, between visual arts and the city. There are no restrictions concerning the theme.

Imaginaria: Animation Film Festival 5/31/17
Submit your animated films! Imaginaria will again open up the doors to the great world of animated film. You would like to be a part of it and show your film to an international audience?

Ars Independent Festival 5/31/17
The four international competitions are the core of Ars Independent. The Black Horse of Film is aimed at directors of full-length, feature debuts and second films. The authors of their first, second or school short form animation will showcase their work in the Black Horse of Animation competition. The Black Horse of Video Games and the Black Horse of Music Videos are dedicated to new video games and music videos.

Shorts Mexico / Mexico International Shorts Film Festival 5/31/17
SHORTS MEXICO (Mexico International Short Film Festival) will be held in Mexico City. Mexican Competition (fiction, animation, documentary), Iberoamerican Competition (fiction, animation, documentary), International Competition (fiction, animation, documentary.

PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival 6/4/17
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) again invite the world’s youth to submit original and creative videos focusing on PLURAL+ themes: migration, diversity and social inclusion. PLURAL+ is seeking for short videos, of up to 5 minutes. Entrants must be youth between the ages of 9-25. Preferably all videos should be submitted on DVDs, or through a file hosting website of choice (MediaFire, YouSendit,)

Monterrey International Film Festival (Mexico) 6/15/17
Local, national and international films. Any subject. Shorts max. 29 minutes. Full-length films over 60 minutes. Medium-length films will not be accepted in any category. note: only Monterrey students can submit without fee




Cinema City International Film Festival 5/30/17
Call for low budget films. Cinema City International Film Festival invites filmmakers from all across the globe to apply for the Up to 10,000 Bucks selection. This selection is one of the most appealing festival programs which presents films made with no budget or with a budget of less than USD 10,000. All film genres are welcome. The program presents feature films, documentaries, animated films, student and experimental films, all bound by the courageous venture of talented artists who are capable of creating a magnificent piece of art in spite of the lack of the financial assets. The 10th edition of the Cinema City which is taking place in Serbia, city of Novi Sad, will offer to visitors a unique festival experience through carefully selected films of the newest production, made by young talents from all over the globe who are shaping the future of national and world cinema. note: accepts features