Le Plein de Super 1/5/18
The square box is already preparing its 3rd edition: same concept, same period, same territories! We are looking for :  short films: 15 minutes max., no dialogue or text, but with a real cinematic language, a good sound processing, genres: animation, fiction, documentary, various themes, treated with poetry, fantasy, humor (even black), originality.

Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival (Norway) 01/5/18
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.

Sylhet Film Festival 1/5/18
Sylhet Film festival is an annual film festival, which will showcase full-length features, shorts, experimental films made by young independent filmmakers, including fiction animations and documentaries. One of the primary missions of the festival is to provide the youth with a platform to showcase their talent in media, provide an advantageous environment for the development of film and other creative works. The festival will promote the study and appreciation of the film by means of screenings, discussions, exhibitions, workshops and related activities. Note: submission form on website currently having difficulties- can submit through film freeway.

ChesterAnimation Festival 1/7/18
Chester International Film Festival is delighted to offer animators the chance to submit work for our Animation Festival to accompany the 2018 programme. Films will be shown prior to the main film each night. All submissions are welcome, whether you are a professional or an amateur.

Crossing Europe (Linz, Austria) 1/08/18* European or Austrian only
Please note: Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz (which takes place April 25 – 30, 2018) accepts only feature length films for submission.

MediaWave International Film Festival 01/10/18
THOUGHT-PROVOKING THEMES 2018. JOY. The latest edition of the Műhely Periodical with the same title gave us the idea to search for different aspects of the topic in arts. We are looking for films, ideas, community projects representing joy. 1968. Remembering the 50th anniversary of the symbolic year of changes that has turned the world upside down from both social and cultural aspects, we would like to capture the reforming reflections found in artistic movements against the actual ruling canons.

Cell Phone Cinema (New Delhi) 1/11/18
Shooting a Film/Music Video / News/ Still Image on MOBILE PHONE, 3 minutes maximum, Shooting Technique: Mobile Phone (cell phone), Purpose: To unleash the creative spark of the participants by using nontraditional means of technology like the Cell Phone and create both motion and still imagery., The Task: Participants can shoot a Video (max. 3 minutes) or Still Picture using a mobile phone. The entries for the competition will revolve around the realm of: Fiction / Music Video, Reality / Electronic News Gathering, Still Image. Online submission.

Cardiff Animation Festival 1/12/18
note: free only for The​ ​Young​ ​Welsh​ ​Short​ ​Animated​ ​Film​ ​category
Join us on the 20th, 21st and 22nd April 2018 for a three day celebration of all things animated! Watch brilliant animated films, hear exclusive insights from very special guests and meet lovely like-minded people. Mark your diaries for a trip to Wales’ friendly capital in April 2018!

Hayti Heritage Film Festival 1/15/18
Are you a filmmaker with an amazing documentary or narrative short (under 30 mins.) that was made in the American South? Are you of African descent? If you say YES! to both, submit to the Hayti Heritage Film Festival today! Film Freeway

Animocje 1/15/18
“Animocje” the 8th International Animated Film Festival will take place between 10 to 15 April 2018. Online form

Anifilm 1/15/18
Anifilm’s mission is to present current trends, methods, technologies and animation techniques in its programme.
It also supports works in progress and brand new animation projects and their authors, producers and distributors. Film professionals from all over the world can use Anifilm as a platform for positive confrontation and meeting place for forging new contacts. Anifilm is aimed at authors and film professionals as well as students, educators, film theorists and all fans of animated production, including children. Anifilm also wants to represent the Czech Republic, South Bohemian Region and the town of Třeboň in international context on a long-term basis.

AfricaJarc 1/15/18
For the first time in his history, africajarc opens a competition for short films from Africa and the diaspora. Submit your movie via the link below! Don’t hesitate to share this call to film!

11mm International Football Film Festival 1/15/18
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!

Festival Internacional de Cinema D’Autor de Barcelona 1/15/18
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.

Jewish Motifs International Film Festival 1/15/18
We invite the filmmakers of movies on Jewish identity and experience to participate in the competition for Warsaw Phoenix Award. Please note that: only the films made within the two years preceding a given edition of the Festival and in a current year shall be accepted for the Festival, that is 2016-2018 for the edition of 2018.

Proto & Co 1/15/18
Annual small festival of independent short films. Every autumn, a selection from 30 to 40 movies are presented. Movies of 5 minutes maximum  Dialogues in French or without dialogue. No experimental and no clip accepted. FilmFreeway

Hola Mexico (LA) 1/15/18
The Hola Mexico Film Festival is the largest Mexican film festival held outside of Mexico. The festival screens annually in the spring, in downtown Los Angeles, at the prestigious Regal Cinemas in LA LIVE. **ABSOLUTELY NO SHORT FILMS PLEASE**

London Kurdish Film Festival 1/15/18
We accept films made by Kurdish directors on any subject chosen, or films by non-Kurdish directors primarily focusing on Kurdish people or issues. All (features, shorts, animation and documentaries)

Cortokino 1/15/18
CortoKino is an international short film festival organized by the mass media students of Thakur College of Science and Commerce, with the sole idea at heart of bringing together all those dreamers and artists who believe in the language of films. CortoKino has been a hub for filmmakers from around the world and has received entries from over 93 countries including Iran, Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Russia, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and many more, since it’s inception. So, keeping the spirit of filmmaking in our minds, and the fire of our stories and ambitions in our hearts, we would like to invite you all to celebrate the art of short films with us. Welcome to CortoKino 2018 – Unleashing Global Cinema Filmfreeway

International Film Festival for Children and Youth 1/15/18
KINOLUB is an international film festival organized since the year 2015 by the IKS Foundation in the cities of Southern Poland – including small villages, where the screenings are held in local cultural institutions. The focus is also set on film education and that is the event’s unique and important feature, which is developed as well in other endeavors run by the Foundation. Most of all, KINOLUB is a celebration of films produced for children and youth. Each year in June different cities offer festival screenings to audiences between 4 and 18 years of age. The program includes motion pictures from all over the world –  rich in artistic quality and conveying important messages. The aim is to create an environment for young people to actively and keenly participate in the cultural life and to develop new mindful audiovisual audiences.

Les Films de la Toile 1/15/18 *early deadline
Student Film Festival in Paris. Les Films de la Toile is an international festival of short movies. The festival take place in the university Paris 8 (Saint-Denis). Last year we selected 50 short movies for the competition. FilmFreeway

African Diaspora Cinema Festival (Italy) 1/15/18 *early deadline
The African Diaspora Cinema Festival submissions for the 2018 edition of the festival are open! ADCF film selection will focus also on stories based on Human Trafficking. The African Diaspora Cinema Festival (ADCF) invites African filmmakers across the world to submit their short, Documentary or Feature films to screen in the festival from 6-8 July 2018. FilmFreeway

Asia Peace Film Festival 1/15/18 * early deadline
Asia Peace Film Festival – Karachi Edition invites submissions from Pakistani filmmakers focusing on following categories. FilmFreeway

Planetarium Film Festival 1/15/18
Green film festival in Belarus, Minsk. Link to online form.

Briefs Erotic Short Film Competition 1/15/18
BRIEFS is the East Bay Express’ annual Erotic Short Film Competition showcasing works by amateur and professional filmmakers from around the world. In its 7th year, the one night screening will continue to explore the limits of erotic filmmaking in a liberating and entertaining format ideal for sex-positive film lovers of every gender and orientation. To register email Briefs.Erotic@EastBayExpress.com with “BRIEFS2018” in the subject line Necessary forms can be downloaded using the following links: Film Eligibility & Release and Model/PerformerNOTE: All forms must be completed and returned along with a photocopy of each model/performer’s ID to be considered. If for any reason you will have issues providing these items, get in touch with us, and we can discuss it further. Entries must be a maximum of 6 minutes long. Quick Time H264. File size 1280 x 720 or smaller. 29.97 frames per second are preferred. Audio: 48k, 16 bit, Stereo. Codec H264. HD Note: All HD films will be letterboxed in the final mix. Requirements for SD (4:3): A QuickTime File 720 x 486 Audio: 48k, 16 bit, Stereo Codec H264.

Fifes Comedy Film Festival (Zagreb, Croatia) 1/15/18
The purpose of the festival is to encourage and promote human serenity, joy and laughter, as an important factor condition of the human spirit. In this way we will promote one of the human qualities, which in this time of hustle and weight of life is very important, but often neglected. The various authors will present the Croatian public their creative work, and the cheerful atmosphere to socialize with their peers and their contribution to positively influence the development of film production and culture in Croatia.

FISH- Filmfestival I’m Stadthafen 1/17/18
FiSH – the filmfestival in the city harbor of Rostock provides a platform for young filmmakers from Germany and a yearly changing quest country from the baltic region. Guest Country: Lithuania.

Simorgh International Festival 1/17/18
It is our pleasure to invite you to the 9th edition of Simorgh International Festival. As we hope, this festival aims at promoting cultural and artistic exchange among students across the globe. The main theme of the festival is “The Culture of Health”.

Cinematica Festival 1/18/18
Cinematica is an international festival that deals specifically with the image-movement relationship in the visual and performing arts. It is inspired by the concept of imàge-mouvement of the french philosopher Gilles Deleuze in order to investigate how this concept is present in different art forms to stimulate the “setting in motion” of the image and then of the imagination and perception of the viewer.

Nouveaux Regards Film Festival 1/18/18
Organized by the non-profit Association Cinémas d’Ici et d’Ailleurs, The Nouveaux Regards Film Festival’s purpose is to constitute a meeting point for contemporary Caribbean and international cinema and to provide the opportunity for a discussion on all its perspectives and artistic trends. The Festival pays particular attention to emerging cinemas and young filmmakers from the Caribbean. Cross media project category and film category.

Bear Tooth Short Film Festival 1/18/18
We encourage all independent and student filmmakers to enter their short films, we do not discourage genres of any type. The films will be carefully selected and organized to their best placement within the festival line-up.

Kent County Teen Film Festival 1/19/18
All Kent County teens in grades 6-12 are invited to enter films in the Kent County Teen Film Festival. A jury will review all submitted entries and select films to be screened at the Festival. Prizes will be awarded for the best films in various categories. The Kent County Teen Film Festival is free and open to the public.

Animex International Festival of Animation and Computer Games 1/22/18
Animex was founded by Teesside University in 2000 with a view to creating a world-class inclusive festival that would draw some of the games and animation industries’ brightest lights and future stars together to share their knowledge with the next generation.

Tulsa International Animation Festival 1/28/18
Features short film animations submitted locally and from around the world. Animations may be stop-motion, Claymation, 2-D animation, 3-D animation or cut-outs, to name a few. Videos MUST be 5:00 minutes or less. We will not accept any entries that are trailers for a longer animated film. It must be the original (5min or less) film.

Lexis Australia Short Film Fellowships 1/29/18
Sydney Film Festival and Lexus Australia are encouraging all up and coming Australian filmmakers to enter the Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship through Sydney Film Festival. The Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship is the largest cash fellowship ($200,000) for short film in Australia. The Fellowship aims to develop and foster new talent by allowing young writer director filmmakers to be assessed by key industry figures and premiere their work at Sydney Film Festival. The Fellowship provides a launching pad for the careers of emerging Australian talent and ultimately contributes to the longevity of the medium, and the Australian filmmaking industry.

Pakistan International Film Festival 1/30/18
The Pakistan International Film Festival (PIFF) aims to be the largest film festival in Pakistan. PIFF will screen features, shorts and documentaries from Pakistan and around the world. Our mission is to create a unique platform which promotes both Pakistani cinema and Pakistani filmmakers by showcasing their films to diverse international audiences. We also plan to bring international filmmakers and their work to Pakistan to create an interactive space for exchange of ideas and for open dialogue. PIFF will provide opportunities to encourage co-productions and to portray Pakistan as an exciting and vibrant country, with great cinematic potential.

ACT Human Rights Film Festival (Fort Collins, Colorado) 1/31/18
Witness the complexity and beauty of human life, celebrate human resilience, and move human rights forward. Awaken Connect Transform. – Entries MUST come from students living in the INTERMOUNTAIN WEST REGION OF THE UNITED STATES (Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico) Student work, 10 minutes or less, related to human rights.

International Animation Film Festival Golden Kuker Sofia 1/31/18
IAFF GOLDEN KUKER – SOFIA plays a key role in the animation industry because it is organized by animators who produce animated films themselves which are interesting for people of different generations. IAFF Golden Kuker – Sofia shows a high level of professional performance and a huge international participation with plenty of works of talented people from all over the world. During the festival and throughout the year, animators and audiences have the opportunity to attend professional master classes led by world-renowned directors and animators, exhibitions, seminars, round tables, presentations and impressive events related to the art of animation.

BODIES 01/31/2018
*BODIES Project* the open call for international videoartists
After ‘100×100=900’, ‘F.I.V.E.’ and ‘FOODS’, Magmart come back with a new, intriguing project! Discover more, read the call and participate!

Strangelove A Queer Festival 1.31.18
Strangelove festival is looking for queer artists who provoke and highlight non-binary perspectives! We welcome filmmakers, visual artists, musicians, writers and performers exploring gender, sexuality, counterculture, alternative formats and queer identities.

MayDay Film Festival 1/31/18 * 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 1/31/18
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. * free submission – Indian and Student categories only