San Diego Underground Film Festival

San Diego Underground Film Festival 6/16/19
San Diego Underground Film Festival (SDUFF) is San Diego’s premier showcase of experimentation in video, film, and audio based mediums. A strong DIY ethos, combined with an art school brain and a punk rock heart makes the San Diego Underground Film Festival a unique place for films, videos, and audio pieces that strive to push the boundaries of accepted form and content. Films and videos that dissent radically in form or technique will be our priority in selections. Narrative films and documentaries that expand on narrative structure, or cover subjects related to subcultures or esoteric topics; animations both narrative and experimental; experimental films and video art; all will be considered for selection. Films and videos must show a strong sense of authorship. *All animation and under 20 seconds is free year-round. Finished on Film & Installation, Performance & New Media category do not have a submission fee.

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Vertical Film Festival


Hi all,

This festival is ONLY for tall format, vertical videos.
For example: 1080×1920
There is a lot of good advice for creating and uploading a vertical film on the festival website.
-Tracy
(Films that are not vertical format will not be screened)
3rd Vertical Film Festival 11/18/18
The third Vertical Film Festival will be held in Katoomba in Australia’s Blue Mountains on Saturday 8 December 2018. The formula is the same as when we launched the world’s first competition for vertical film & video in 2014: entries in HD video up to 3 minutes long, created and delivered vertically (9:16) for tall-screen projection in front of an audience, on any theme, in any genre, pushing the creative possibilities of vertical filmmaking. Finalists’ films will also be seen online. Vertical videos longer than 3 minutes may be considered for out of competition screening. In 2014 the movement was just beginning; now vertical videos are on the cusp of going mainstream. Smartphones are used vertically over 90% of the time. But a lot of the “content” is merely widescreen cropped vertically. We want to see how filmmakers explore the potential of the tall-screen.  If you’re an independent filmmaker or artist and the vertical format is essential to your creative vision then this opportunity is for you!

SHORT OF THE YEAR

SHORT OF THE YEAR – SUMMER 9/21/18
PROMOFEST closes for entries of SHORT OF THE YEAR – SUMMER. The winner will receive a super distribution award consisting in more than 1000 submissions to film festivals worldwide! 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). Once again PROMOFEST wants to help you get your work succeed without having to worry about anything, just enjoy the results. Do not waste more time, if you have a fiction, documentary or animation short film, PROMOFEST support you so we achieve it together. Submission through Click for Festivals site. (link in regulations)

Updates to blog

A few updates for October. :)

best of luck,
tracy

Tricky Women Animation Festival (Vienna) 10/5/18
Tricky Women is the first and only festival of animated film that is dedicated exclusively to animation by women. Upload via shortfilmdepot or send by post.

World Film Festival (Estonia) 10/15/18
World Film Festival is an event dedicated to the documentary cinema. The festival develops interest towards anthropological, analytical approach to cultures and societies, welcoming documentary film entries from all over the world. Our film program turns attention to cultural exchange as well as representations of other cultures and everyday life across the world. Submit online screener.

Mobile Festival 10/20/18
International festival for films made with mobile phone. The competition is open during the whole year and everyone that will send film made with mobile phone can participate on festival. The duration of the film should be under 10 minutes. Submit online.

Short Short Story Film Festival 10/28/18
The Short Short Story Film Festival celebrates brevity in filmmaking, featuring films from across the globe, lovingly harvested by the folks here at MergingArts Productions. From mini-documentaries to sentimental melodramas to black comedies to animated horror, the festival features succinct presentations of all kinds of short film stories.

Noir Film Festival (Italy) 10/31/18
The Festival’s main aim is the promotion and diffusion of the noir genre in its various forms (crime story, suspense, thriller, horror, fantasy, spy story, whodunit…) in Italy and throughout the world, by presenting previews (in and out of competition), retrospectives, meetings, exhibits, and so forth. Submit by mail with entry form. No short films.

 INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMWOCHE REGENSBURG 10/31/18*
International Short Film Week Regensburg aims to present an adequate and representative selection of the enormous diversity of the worldwide short film making in the international competition. For German films there is the German Competition and regional productions can be seen in the “Window To Bavaria” and “Window To The Region”. * note: all categories except international (free until August) are free to enter

 

 

The animation Showcase (ongoing)
Every 3 months different deadline for free submission, free submissions last a week usually.  The animation Showcase is a curated quarterly screening event, based in London and travel in Europe and America once a year with its special Best Of the Year selection. The animation Showcase helps to promote animated films and its filmmakers in the world, and bring it to the creative industry, animation studios and general audience. (Website is a work in progress, full version will be online soon) FilmFreeway submission

Bhagwan Birsa Munda International Tribal Film Festival 10/31/18
The Film Festival will showcase the films on tribal heroes primarily. Beside tribal heroes, the films based on the themes of tribal culture, art, religion, architecture, Philosophy, traditions, mythology, history, life-style, food, costumes, Jewelry, sports and various aspects associated with them will also be showcased in the festival.

Upcoming deadlines, including today.

Please note- the first deadlines are for today, with some other additions for September.
as always- best of luck,
tracy

fliQs 9/7/18
A queer film screening located in Montréal. We feature a collection of short films screened in a casual bar setting.  Our films are primarily, but not exclusively, from local contributors. fliQs is a queer event: all identities are encouraged to submit films.

CMIAR 9/7/18* For Central Ohio artists
Columbus Moving Image Art Review (CMIAR) 36 is now open. This show is on Friday, September 28th, 2018 at 8pm on OSU Campus in Hagerty Hall 180. Make sure to visit the submission page to download the form and send your high quality downloadable video link (no youtube links) or DVD at any time up to the deadline. Send in your new or old animations – videos – films, or propose an a/v performance. If it uses light and it moves it is fair game; video, film, animation, documentary, narrative, experimental, student, and professional. We aim to celebrate what central Ohio has to offer – with no time or subject constraints. If you would like to submit an entry online please email us at movingimageart@gmail.com so we can make arrangements.

East Anglian Student Film Festival 9/7/18
Igniting the imagination since 2013. EASFF is an international student film festival that takes place in October.

Thessaloniki Animation Festival 9/7/18
Since 2015 TAF has  brought the best of the art of animation to the city’s audience. With over 1.400 short animation films submitted each year, only the best are selected to be screened at the Festival to compete and be awarded by the jury. FilmFreeway.

International Animation Festival Aiayu 9/16/18
The Animation Group AJAYU calls film-making and animation video producers to participate in the official contest from the Festival. The animated production must have been made since 2015 up to now. The categories to be evaluated will be: Short films of International animation, Short films of Peruvian animation, Short films of Latin American animation, Short films animated of Thesis or Graduation, Animated short films made by children (Ajayito), Animated feature films, Animated Series.

Animasivo 9/23/18
Animasivo is a platform devoted to experimental and independent animation, in Latin America. The contest continues to focus on presenting the ability of the animated image to subvert,reinvent and explore aesthetics, imaginaries and narrative styles.

&Proud 9/30/18
Welcome to &PROUD 2018. We’re back for the 4th edition and we’re bigger than ever! From January 27 to February 4 we’ll have 2 weekends jam packed with films, performances, lip sync battles, Q&As with film makers, drag olympics, parties, panel discussions, DJs and many… many beautiful people. Filmmakers are requested to submit films through the FilmFreeway website and submissions need to be sent before September 30, 2018. If you have questions regarding the film submission you can reach us through filmfestival@andproud.net