JANUARY 2017

Holland Animation Film Festival (Netherlands), 1/1/2017
The Holland Animation Film Festival organizes the following competitions. The competitions for features, shorts, European student films and Dutch films Digital file and DVD.

Docville International Documentary Film Festival Belgium 01/1/17
DOCVILLE is a festival dedicated to documentary film, with a strong focus on national and international author driven cinema. Films that not only appeal to the head but also the heart, made by directors with personality and vision. Films that deserve the big screen. note: free only to Belgium and Flemish films.

We Care Film Fest 01/02/17
The WE CARE Film Fest is held annually to raise awareness about disability issues, dispel misconceptions and prejudices about persons with disabilities and drive attitudinal and behavioural change. This year, the selected short films and documentaries will also be screened in France, Iran, Kuwait and Oman.

Vienna Independent Shorts Film Festival  1/4/17*no fee for Austrian productions
Only films with Austria as at least one country of production, or with an Austrian director or producer are eligible. We are looking for films of any genre that are open to the world, yet self-contained. Exploratory or reflective approaches to topics in culture, society and politics are as important to us as a certain inner tension that arouses our curiosity and plays with our expectations. The films should touch and inspire us; they may criticize or provoke, and they should challenge us to further engage with the presented images. Content and form should be chosen deliberately and be coherent. Depending on the relevance, script, acting, visual design, sound, editing and the courage to take risks will be taken into account. Finally, the competition program should be representative of the quality and diversity of the Austrian short film. Only music videos with Austria as at least one country of production, or with an Austrian director or producer are eligible. Every year, an immense array of music videos find their way into websites like YouTube or Vimeo. In the competition programs we show a focused selection of those clips that are aware of the interplay between visual and musical level and exhibit a high degree of imagination or a great joy in experimentation. With the Screensessions we set the sophisticated framework for the often neglected perception of these audiovisual miniatures as cinematic art form. The times in which music videos have been seen primarily as a promotional tool for a song are long gone. Instead, we now look for technological innovations, a feeling of aesthetic immediacy and unconventional cinematic & musical approaches.

Love is Greater than… 1/4/17
LOVE >> [read as:: Love is Greater Than…] Film Screenings are a collection of short-form content focused on countering the narrative of ‘trumped up’ hate that is becoming far too common in recent weeks.

« Le plein de Super » 1/5/17
is a SHORT FILM TOUR. The bus of the French association “La Boîte Carrée” travels between FRANCE and PORTUGAL and stops in different areas, small villages on the road…

Doc Aviv 1/5/17
Docaviv, the Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival, is the largest film festival in the city of Tel Aviv, and the only festival in Israel dedicated in its entirety to documentary films. It is considered one of the leading documentary festivals worldwide. Each year, the festival screens over 100 new documentary movies from Israel and from around the world, and its program includes four competitive frameworks.

BODHISATTVA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 1/6/17
BIFF 2017 is here again to provide a platform for the best filmmakers of this generation to share their art, learn from each other, and showcase their unique stories. So come join us on this journey and see a Bodhisattva’s vision, changing the world for better, one frame at a time.

International Animation Festival Chilemonos  (Chile) 01/06/17
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. DVD or Vimeo link.

Cell Phone Cinema (Asia) 1/7/17
The entries for the competition will revolve around the realm of: Fiction / Music Video (up to 3 Minutes ), Reality / Electronic News Gathering (up to 3 Minutes ), Still Image

Chester Animation Showcase 1/08/17
Chester International Film Festival is delighted to offer animators the chance to submit work for our Animation Showcase to accompany the 2015 festival.  Films will be shown prior to the main film each night.  This is the second time we have held this event, and are repeating due to its great reception given during the 2014 festival. All submissions are welcome, whether you are a professional or an amateur. Submit Online.

Visions du Réel 1/8/17 
*free for some films only
The festival is committed to presenting works which, through their formal and aesthetic choices, give personal and original portrayals and descriptions of past and present realities of the world. The festival seeks to promote the widest possible spectrum: experimental films, essays, personal diaries, family films, films on current affairs and social issues, historical investigations, and films with classic or fragmented narrative approaches. Cinéma du Réel is open to different genres, integrates stylistic variations and montages, and is inspired by “cinéma direct” as well as fictional-style narratives. DVD or password protected vimeo link.

Cortisonici Short Film Festival 1/8/17
The Festival will be held in march / april 2017 in Varese (Italy). Films that have been screened at other Film Festival, except for previous Cortisonici editions, are eligible for submission and must fulfill the following requirements: All films must have been completed after January 1st, 2016, All films should not exceed 15 minutes in length, including credits, All films must be sent in DVD or submitted through Festhome / ClickForFestivals / MoviBeta / file storage or other sharing services like Dropbox or WeTransfer.

Crossing Europe (Linz, Austria) 1/09/17* European or Austrian only
Two categories: Feature-length films (fiction or documentary) from Europe. A film is considered European, if either director, producer or the story are based in an European state/region, and films and videos by local artists in Austria.

MediaWave International Film Festival 01/10/17
Films and videos, feature, short fiction, documentary, experimental, animation, dance, music, image/sound experimental works, musical works presented in any form or system may be entered. Any production (film and video) or performances (archaic folk music and rituals or their modern creative interpretations) may be entered that reflect ethnic, religious, musical, sexual and other aspects of small communities, ethnic groups, spiritual or other communities. “Dusty Reels” Films that were once swept away by history’s storms and were not presented due to isolation, political or economic reasons, or only a limited number of people could have seen them but not the general public, or were put back into their boxes after a few showings. We are searching for imprints of disappeared worlds, for films preserving their artistic value despite the passing of time.“REFORMation” We expect films that present reforming and renewing endeavours of any groups or religions or stories of restarting people and reformed walks of lives. We still look forward to the reformers of film expression. We also gladly welcome the anti-globalisation and environmental conscious reformers as well as the cultural propagators with new approaches. „On the Road” Online Film Festival. The films submitted in „On the Road” Online Film Festival category will be selected by a preview jury by the end of January 2017. The films in the program then will be available on the website of the festival between 1 March and 28 April.

Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival (Norway) 01/15/17
KICFF is Norway’s largest film festival aimed at children and youth. The target group is age 3-19. The festival takes place in Kristiansand, Southern Norway. KICFF accepts features, documentaries, animations and short films from all over the world.

Anifilm (Třeboň, Czech Republic) 1/15/17
International Festival of Animated Films. ANIFILM competition sections categories are: International Competition of Feature Films; a/ Films for Grown-Ups, b/ Films for Children; International Competition of Short Films; Czech-Slovak Student Competition. Register your film through online form. 

Festival Internacional de Cinema D’Autor de Barcelona 1/15/17
An international panorama of the finest contemporary auteur cinema, combining the discovery of emerging new talents and cinematographies with internationally established directors and films that have traditionally received rough treatment from our country’s commercial distributors.

11mm International Football Film Festival 1/15/17
Film makers and production companies from around the world are invited to submit their football films to the world’s leading football film festival to win the Golden 11 and 11mm shortkicks awards!

Shorts Night at Arts on Site  1/15/17
A night of short films at Arts on Site in lower Manhattan. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Under 40 minutes. No premiere status is required. Must have the rights to all content
Your presence is required! Please send all submissions to StingerPic(at)gmail.com

Buenos Aires Webfest 1/20/17
BAWEBFEST is the first international web series festival in South America that meets both local and international projects of high artistic level; created and commercialized through the web. It is a meeting place for filmmakers featuring workshops, panels, lectures and business rounds for the development of this format which is constantly growing. Web series only, no short films or features.

Mixed / Remixed Festival 1/23/17
Join us for the 4th Annual Mixed Remixed Festival in June! It’s the largest nationwide gathering of mixed-race and multiracial people and families. We are seeking short and feature-length films of any genre that clearly address the mixed race and/or multiracial experience. This includes but is not limited to stories about mixed-race and multiracial people and families, interracial and intercultural relationships, transracial or transcultural adoption, and the exploration of multiracial and multicultural identity.Student films and web series as well.

Clear the Air Film Fest 01/30/2017
The Clear The Air Film Fest showcases student-produced short films that address topics on air quality and lung health in the community. The films will be reviewed by our panel of judges and the highest scoring films will receive a cash prize. The winning films will be announced at the March 4, 2017 screening. Professional and amateur filmmakers who are not students may submit films to the General Public competition. The first place winner of the General Public competition will receive $500 and a screening and the 2nd place winner will also have their film screened. Winners MUST be present at the screening and should be prepared to speak to the student filmmakers about their process.

Ripple Effect Film Project 1/31/17
This contest is open to filmmakers of all ages and levels of experience who reside, work, or attend school or university in the state of Georgia. Film must focus on the impact of human behavior on the world’s oceans, and should highlight one of six key issues of the Ocean Connections theme. What actions do we take (or not take) each day that may affect ocean health, regardless of where we live? We make daily choices about our energy and water use, transportation, food, consumer products, and keeping our waterways clean. Your film should focus on one key issue from the list, and should establish a connection between the key issue and the health of the ocean. Ideally your film will highlight eco-positive actions that ‘do the right thing’ for the ocean.

goEast film festival 1/31/17
We invite filmmakers to submit their works to the 17th goEast Film Festival Competition. goEast welcomes submissions of Experimental Film and Video Art Competition.We invite you to be a part of the cinematic adventure of goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film.

The international short film festival 20min|max (Ingolstadt) 01/31/17
For the competition 20minmax films of all genres can be submitted. They must not be longer than 20:00 minutes including front and end credits.Year of production must be 2016 or 2017.

MayDay Film Festival 1/31/17 * no fee for early submissions until January 31st
Originated from the Filmmakers Club out of the University of Southern Indiana. It was made to showcase work of its club members to the local student body. Each year, Mayday has grown into a much large festival adding in non-students into the festival and even filmmakers as far as the opposite end of the United States.

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 1/31/17
is the first and only LGBTQ film festival in India to be held in a mainstream theater and the only queer festival to receive clearance from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Krakow Film Festival (KFF), Poland 1/31/17
International Competition:: The festival aims to review and promote documentary, short animated and fiction films. The films are screened in four competitions as well as in non-competitive sections. For films made after 31 October 2016

Golden Kuker Sofia International Animation Film Festival 01/31/17
Festival is organised by the Bulgarian Association of Independent Cartoon Animation Artists – BAICAA. More than 450 films from 60 countries enter the competition every year, among which films nominated for an “Oscar” and films of artists awarded at international festivals category “A”.