Spice Cinema

SPICE Cinema 11/24/19
SPICE Cinema is an international event that promotes the culture of Good Policy which places man and the citizen at the center of his action through the screening of social and political films from all over the world. At the same time, “SPICE Cinema” aims to promote a fruitful exchange of ideas and experiences among the general public, as well as direct confrontation with authors, scientists, researchers and scholars, journalists, public administrators, politicians and intellectuals in general, with the triple function of informing, inspire renewed passion for activism and generating actions of empowerment of skills, particularly those of young people.

Upcoming deadlines

This human world 7/20/19
A competition for feature, documentary, experimental films and animation on sociopolitical topics and human rights.

The 8th edition of the festival is held between October 30th and November 2nd in Budaörs, Hungary. The call is open for short (not longer than 25 minutes) animated films in one of the following categories: 1. workshop film = your animated short film produced at high school, workshops, university education or any other trainings as a student (older than 15 years old). 2. graduation film = your B.A. or M.A. school-leaving short film
3. début film = your first animated short film production apart from an educational background. 4. children’s film = any animated short film made for children if it falls in any of the above categories, or it is made by an up-and-coming director under the age of 40. Beside the Grand Prix and category prizes at the festival to to support young Hungarian creators there are special Hungarian awards, which take their names after renowned Hungarian artists of animation history (George Pal Award for the most promising Hungarian talent in animation; Gyula Macskássy Award for the most popular Hungarian animation; Tibor Csermák Award for the most popular Hungarian animation).

YOUKI 8/1/19
International Film Competition. Short films are the pralines of the film world and are perfect to nuance your own personal creative style. At YOUKI, young people up to the age of 27 can present their works to an international audience and a jury consisting of experienced people of the film industry. Both in the cosy atmosphere of the Programmkino Wels and during the festival, you can get to know new things and try yourself out, exchange ideas and have fun. max. 20 minutes

Video und Filmtage 8/23/19
THE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG FILMMAKERS UP TO 22 YEARS..Your movie is no longer than 30 minutes and no older than 1 year. You were not older than 22 years at the time of production. We can only show your film if you can attend screening during the festival. Unfortunately, we can not accept travel expenses. 

WALLTIME NYC- immediate :)

Hi all-
This is a short turnaround, as I just received it yesterday, but if you haven’t checked out Walltime, it is a cool iphone app that allows you to schedule videos to play on a wall in the Bowery in NYC- urban projection in the evening. You can view it in person or through the downloadable app. If you are onsite, you can use the app to hear the sound. If you are anywhere else, you can use the app to view the wall and see the projections through a live view camera (it is pretty cool).
For tonight and tomorrow, if you download the app, you can schedule works to play during a free timeslot from 10-11pm, but it may fill up quickly.
If it fills up, it is worth checking out the other time slots, as the app allows you to schedule your work by picking a time slot and the price is fairly low.
Download walltime App.
In app, choose Bowery location, tab to schedule video (allows access to PUBLIC vimeo, etc) -only one video, less than 5 minutes, per night for this event
Receive confirmation
Friends can view in person, using the app for sound, or they can watch remotely
Screen your videos on Bowery@Houston in NYC July 3rd + 4th between 10:00 – 11:00pm for free!  
Instructions and content specs for this promotion:
• IOS / iPhones only – Android coming this Sept.
• 1 video up to 5 min. long per user / evening
• Must be suitable for general audiences – no pornography, violence, hate speech, etc..
• No commercials / ads e.g. containing prominent branding shown throughout the clip
• “First-come-first-served”
• “Curated”, meaning, that we reserve the right to not accept content for any or no specific reasons (nothing personal!).

Warsaw Animation Festival

Warsaw – Amondo Cinema 6/30/19 (will extend until 7/13)
Our goal in bringing to life the first edition of the Warsaw Animation Festival is to nurture the awareness of animation as a medium not only aimed at entertaining and educating young audiences, but also a powerful and diverse artistic statement with power to change the world. The festival’s competition programme will consist of the latest Polish as well as International shorts and will be accompanied by special screenings of animation documentary films, music clips, meetings and workshops. We want to offer our capital an annual event devoted to celebrating the art of animation and hope that with your support it will become an integral and living part of the city’s culture scene.

Women over 50 Film Festival

Women Over 50 Film Festival 7/15/19
Everyone is eligible to submit a film or screenplay. There’s no upper or lower age limit and it’s not only open to women. As long as your film centres on a woman over 50 or part of your core creative team is female and over 50, your film is eligible.
To be eligible for Women Over 50 Film Festival your film must: have a woman over 50 at its centre OR be made by a female filmmaker (writer, director or producer) over 50. Your film should: be under 15 minutes for animation or experimental films, be under 20 minutes for dramas, be under 25 minutes for documentaries. Our new screenwriting competition is open for submissions! Send us your 5 minute, not-yet-filmed, short drama script. Your script must have a woman over 50 at the ❤️ of it on the page or a woman over 50 as the writer. Free submissions in student category.


All Hands and Hearts International Film Festival

All Hands and Hearts International Film Festival 9/3/19
All Hands and Hearts is a major volunteer-led humanitarian NGO, supporting and rebuilding communities following natural disasters. So far we’ve aided 1.1 million people across 108 programs worldwide. This year we’re hosting our first film festival to showcase the best of short cinema to our programs and local communities. Categories are Narrative, Documentary, Children’s and Animated – with a free-entry Special Category for films (of any duration) about humanitarian aid, natural disasters, disaster relief, resilience and recovery, and Climate Change. Filmfreeway link. Please use the password “UNIDDR”. If you are a former or current All Hands and Hearts volunteer, or under 18 years of age, please email us to receive a waiver code for free entry to other categories.

Show me the Animation Student Showcase

Show me the Animation Student Showcase (ongoing)
We feature the work of a different student animator from around the world in our student showcase every thursday and since 2012 have featured hundreds of rising stars in the world of animation. If you are a student or have a graduation film that was produced in the last 18 months and would like to see it featured in the showcase then just let us know by filling out the form below.