Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema

XV Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema 7/20/19
The fifteenth edition of the Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema will take place from October 30th to November 6th, 2019, in the city of Salvador, Brazil. International competition for shorts and features from around the world. All films submitted must have been completed after July, 2018 and have English subtitles. Further informations you may find in the website (English translation available).

updates to blog

International Inter University Short Film 5/31/19
International Inter-University Short Film Festival- organized by Dhaka University Film Society is a festival to promote and inspire the work of University going filmmakers with the slogan “Take Your Camera, Frame Your Dream”. This edition of IIUSFF has been organized with the support and partnership from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

Reel Asian Film Festival(Canada) 5/31/19
This spring, Reel Asian is bringing back SEE YOURSELF HERE, a nation-wide contest for Asian-Canadians to tell narratives based on the Asian Canadian experience on screen. We encourage participants of all experience levels, even those with little to no filmmaking experience, to express your unique voices and share your stories. Tell us about your connection to your heritage, what kind of culture (pop or otherwise) influences you, or perhaps even a quirky or sentimental family story. We want to see you tell us whatever you think makes you unique!

The North America Teaser Future Film Festival (NATFFF) 5/31/19
Compiles exemplary teasers and short scenes from films yet to be completed, featuring artists from the United States and Canada. Submisions now open via FilmFreeway for the 4° North America Teaser Future Film Festival – Natfff 2019. The only Teaser Festival of North America supported by Diego Echave Foundation. We will be hosting our festival this year in the glorious city of Toronto, Ontario – Canada. *early submission deadline.

FilmAid Film Festival 6/15/19
FilmAid’s Film Festival is a unique opportunity for audiences to experience the compelling stories from refugee, and non-refugee filmmakers. It also presents an opportunity for filmmakers to screen their films for the communities living in Dadaab and Kakuma Refugee Camps, as well as in multiple locations in Nairobi.

CINE HORROR Film Festival 7/31/19
The CINE HORROR Film Festival is dedicated exclusively to genre productions (Horror, Suspense, Trash/B-Movie, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Thriller). It takes place in the city of Salvador, Brazil. The fourth edition will happen between October 17th and 27th, 2019. We accept shorts and features. Non-Brazilian films must have/provide English subtitles. Further informations regarding submissions you may find in the link above.



The “MOITAMOSTRA – Meeting of the Arts in Rural Environment” is a set of events (exhibition, show and workshop) in the field of Fine Arts, Theater, Music, Literature and Audiovisuals and others of artistic and cultural scope. It is still a moment of encounter and brief residence of artists, in which the rural environment carries out a space-time of conviviality, exchange and debate of ideas; sharing processes and products for experimentation / artistic creation and community and cultural intervention; and forging new projects and partnerships.

Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition

Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition 8/15/19
2019 is Ó Bhéal’s tenth year screening International poetry-films, and seventh year featuring this competition.
Entry is free to anyone, and should be made via email to poetryfilm [at] – including the following info in an attached word document: Name and duration of Film, 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.


Chinese American Film Festival

Chinese American Film Festival 6/12/19
The Chinese American Film Festival (CAFF) was founded in 2005 by EDI Media Inc. (USA). It is the most authoritative and influential annual Chinese American cultural event connecting two of the world’s largest film markets. Every year in November, which coincides with the American Film Market (AFM), CAFF hosts its Opening Ceremony and Golden Angel Award in Hollywood, the entertainment capital of the world. Hundreds of top box office films from China-US participate in CAFF, of which the Top 10 are selected and awarded with the Golden Angel, named after the city of Los Angeles.
CAFF is the only Chinese American cultural event in the United States that is officially recognized by both the U.S. and Chinese governments. In 2014, it became the only China-US film festival recorded in the 5th Round of China-US High-level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange and Cultural Activities as a national event. CAFF is also the only China-US film cultural events formally written in the U.S. Congress report, as part of U.S. History.

Some April/May updates

Reel Asian Film Festival(Canada) 4/14/19 * Note: early deadline has no submission fee
A showcase dedicated to contemporary Asian cinema and media arts from Asia, North America and all over the world. We invite you to submit new independent films and videos of all genres by and/or about East, South and Southeast Asians.We welcome films and videos of all genres, including but not limited to: narrative, documentary, short, animation, experimental, etc. DVD submission or link to online screener.

Film Festival della Lessinia(Verona) 4/30/19
The theme of the Film Festival della Lessinia is: mountains and faraway lands. Eligible for the Festival are both films and videos (features, shorts, documentaries, animated films) that represent, emphasize, and encourage the understanding of social, linguistic, human, economic, environmental, natural, historical, and artistic realities pertaining to the mountains or to other lands far from urban centres, as well as of the traditions, customs, and habits of the people who live in the mountains and in other distant lands.

FAITO doc FESTIVAL(Italy) 4/30/19
The 10th edition of Faito Doc Festival theme is RHYTHM.“Now this is very profound, what rhythm is, and goes far deeper than words. A sight, an emotion, creates this wave in the mind, long before it makes words to fit it”. (Virginia Wolf) During the selection process of the movies related to that theme, priority will be given to filmmaker’s original point of view, to innovative techniques and to the creative and artistic interpretation given to the term rhythm, so difficult to define. What is rhythm? According to dictionaries, it is a regularly repeated pattern of changes, natural changes (such as the breath, the heartbeat, the waves of the sea…) or artificial changes (the tick of the clock, a ringtone…). The rhythm can also be found in art. Indeed, it defines the alternation of colors in a painting, the movements in a dance performance, the arrangement of note lengths in music and of words in poetry. Submission regulation: Each filmmaker or director cannot submit more than two movies. To submit a movie, entrants can: Send an e-mail to with the VIMEO link of the movie, a short synopsis, and the technical specifications. (or can send by mail)

AVANCA Portugal) 5/30/19* only Trailers and Portugese films have free submission
***Trailers- works should have less than 3 minutes. Trailers of all film categories will be admitted. Video clips – works should have up to 6 minutes. NOTE: All trailers sent with the submitted films will be considered for this competition. Each candidate should send the trailer or video clip using the submissions platforms or using a file transfer service (, Films should be sent, preferably in high-definition video file.