Transilvania International Film Festival (Romania) 2/1/23
(TIFF) is organized by Romanian Film Promotion and it is the first international feature film festival in Romania. The main objective of Transilvania IFF is to promote the cinematic art by presenting some of the most significant films of the moment, films which exhibit not only originality and independence of expression, but also unusual forms of cinematic language and modern trends of the young culture. Please note: *** no entry fee for Romanian films only

Animafest Zagreb 2/1/2023
World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb invites you to submit your film for the 32nd edition of the Festival, taking place 6-11 June 2022 in Zagreb. Short films (maximum running time 40 minutes) can be submitted to following competition categories: 1. Short Film Competition, 2. Student Film Competition – films produced in an educational institution (art schools and film schools), 3. Films for Children Competition< 4. Croatian Film Competition – films whose majority producer is Croatian and/or films by Croatian directors. Submission deadline for short films in all categories

Bilbao Fantasy Film Festival 2/5/23
Horror or Fantasy genre. Submit through Festhome or Moviebeta

Woman Scream Festival 2/12/2023
Next year’s theme will be under the slogan “Mother of the Earth”, a worldwide tribute to farmland, rural women and their rights and an homage to the hundreds of women activists who have raised their voices, suffered mistreatment or lost their lives standing up for environmental rights. If you are interested in becoming part of Woman Scream 2023: “Mother of the Earth”, contact us through the menu of our page http://www.womanscreamfestival.com Proposals received should represent the theme and mission of the festival. To be considered, you must read, accept, and fulfill our simple official guidelines prior to acceptance.

Hamburg International Short Film Festival 02/14/22
Triple Axel Competition. The Triple Axel Competition is excluded from the fee. Topic: “At night” The triple Axel screens films which are shorter than 3:00 minutes and which have to fit the topic for the 2023 edition of the competition: “At night” – What crawls out of your camera on the subject of night? The night train or the nightingale, a night porter or night mare? In the dark of night the ghosts come and all cats are gray. The absence of light is the sinister nemesis of the film, which without light gets lost in the black hole. So, night owls, get nocturnal!

Annecy International Animated Film Festival (France) 02/15/23
Submit short films, commissioned films, TV series and specials and graduation films.

Krakow Film Festival (KFF), 2/15/23*see note
National Competition. The Krakow Film Festival aims to review and promote documentary, short animated and fiction films. The films are screened in four competitions as well as non-competitive sections. Note: no entry fee for Polish films.Deadline for films made after 31 October 2021.

Dead by Dawn ongoing
Dead by Dawn is the UK’s longest running genre film festival, established in 1993. It is a unique festival, celebrating the finest independent film-making with a focus on emerging talent. Our approach to horror is broad; story is paramount, as are humour, suspense and atmosphere. We welcome lifelong fans and the genre-curious to discover the breadth of unusual stories lurking under the ‘horror’ banner! Note- festival is postponed so will continue to accept entries for now- check site.

International Animation Festival Chilemonos  (Chile) 02/24/23
Animations made with traditional techniques, vector, 2D, 3D, cut out, stop motion, mix or experimental. The shortfilm must be Spanish spoken or subtitle to Spanish, for the preselecting stage.

SOUSS International Short Film Festival (Morocco) 2/25/23
SOUSS International Short Film Festival Ait Melloul – Agadir, Morocco, hosts the creators of “Short Films, Short Documentaries” and offer an opportunity to participate in the 15th edition of the festival. AWARDS: 1) Short Films, 2) short documentaries, 3) youth’s experiences. Participation is open to Moroccans and foreigners. The films nominated for the contest must be short films produced in the two years before the current edition at the latest. The film should take no longer than 26 minutes. The administration of the festival appoints an expert committee to select the films that will take part in the festival’s official competition. The applicant is allowed to show not more than one film in competition. The film shall not be withdrawn from the competition after being accepted by the selection committee. The administration of the festival has the right to keep copies of films and to use them for non-commercial purposes. The administration of the festival is authorized to translate the titles and abstracts of nominated films into other languages. TO APPLY, PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING: Film poster size A4 JPEG, Synopsis, The Director’s biography and a portrait. Complete the participation form after downloading it from the link in this post and signing it. Send to: sousscm.festival@gmail.com

Minute Festival (Brazil) 2/28/23 online submission
Various themes, categories. One Minute Festival was created in 1991 and has inspired the breeding of over 50 “one minute festivals” all around the world. One Minute Festival also could be called Ideas Festival, once idea is the most relevant criterion used in the vídeos evaluation.

Dokufest (Kosovo) 2/28/23 DokuFest aims to promote film production in Kosovo and to support film making in general. In co-operation with film institutions and other film festivals in the region DokuFest aims to enhance quality of film production in Kosovo and the region. Two free categories (all others have fees) National (Albania and Kosovo filmmakers/films) Dokukids films.

Noisefloor 2/28/23
NoiseFloor is an interdisciplinary event with a focus on experimental composition. Submissions are invited from composers, academics, practitioners, individual researchers, postgraduates and any other interested parties. Note: there is a registration fee to present at the conference, but no submission fee.