JANUARY 2019

Crossing Europe (Linz, Austria) 1/07/19* 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.

Nouveaux Regards Film Festival1/7/19
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. * films produced by a production company based in the Caribbean, or directed by a director from or living in a Caribbean island

Anifilm 1/10/19
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.

MediaWave International Film Festival 01/10/19
Special theme: RITUALS. The mystic word ‘ritual’ occured when thinking about the theme of our next Gathering. However, after going deeper into studying the expression, we figured out that it means much more to us: we have been instinctively using at Mediawaves for years what the ethnograpy defines as “temporary rituals”, the possible solutions of the society for crises accompanying the turning points of human life. Such rites are for instance the stag and hen party, the wedding procession and the wedding party itself which have created the pillars of our gathering for four years. There are rites going hand in hand with changes of the universe, the alternation of seasons. Mayday is the beignning of the spring festival to celebrate fertility, the fresh, green, colurful, the invigorating liberty of going out from dark rooms to the nature. Several traditions and rituals relate to this period of the year, among them the gipsies’ spring festival, the Ederlezi. Our Gathering is also held this time so we strongly want the different tastes of Mediawave in film, music, community programs and gastronomy to be flavoured with spices of this beautiful spring rite.
In archaic societies, the young people become full members of the community after going through the rite of passage. Let it be a suprise how we imagine such an initiation ceremony at our Gathering in the Fort Monostor, Komárom between 30 April and 4 May, 2019.

Fifes Comedy Film Festival(Zagreb, Croatia) 1/10/19
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.

Lovett School High School Film Fest 1/11/19
Festival was created to encourage and inspire young filmmakers from around the world by providing them both a venue to publicly screen their short films and a place to connect with one another. Films must have a max running time of 15 minutes and have been written, directed and edited by teens ages 13-18.

Proto & Co 1/12/19
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

Animocje 1/13/19
It is particularly important for the organizers of ANIMOCJE to find those who boldly introduce interesting and innovative solutions in the art of animation as well as use traditional animation techniques in a non-standard way.

Strangelove A Queer Festival1.13.19
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.

goEast film festival 1/15/19
Short film is back at goEast 2019! A jury consisting of five members will award the RheinMain Short Film Award (2,500 euro), funded by Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain to the best short film from Central and Eastern Europe dealing with the general topic “Crossing Borders”. This topic can be dealt with in various ways: formally or stylistically, plot-wise or even ironically. The competition will consist of eight shorts films (maximum length of 20 minutes) and will shape a concise overview of the Central and Eastern European short film.

11mm International Football Film Festival 1/15/19
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!

Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival (Norway) 01/15/19
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.

International Film Festival for Children and Youth 1/15/19
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.

Noisefloor  1/18/19
NoiseFloor is an interdisciplinary event with a focus on experimental composition. Our theme this year is Engagement. Works (compositions and performances) and proposals (for papers, lectures/recitals, panel discussions, workshops and other ideas) addressing this theme are particularly welcome. Of course, proposals for other relevant topics will also be considered. 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.

FISH- Filmfestival I’m Stadthafen1/18/19
The national short film competition JUNGER FILM is the heart of FiSH. The partaking films have a maximum runtime of 30 minutes and the maximum age limit for the directors is set at 27 years. In the previous year, more than 400 young directors have submitted their short films to the annual competition. 30 to 40 of all submissions are then selected to be shown during the festival. What makes JUNGER FILM so special is the open and communicative atmosphere between filmmakers, the jury and the audience. Through said communication, FiSH becomes a “school of speaking about films”. After every screening the filmmakers are interviewed and after every film block the jury openly discusses the movies on stage, contrary to a lot of other festivals. This approach to film screening provides a direct path for criticism and praise between the directors, the actors and the audience.

Kent County Teen Film Festival1/18/19
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.

Sylhet Film Festival 1/20/19
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.

Cortex International Film Festival 1.25/19
Córtex Film Festival is accepting short films in video format produced in either 2017, 2018 or 2019, with a maximum running time of 30 minutes, including credits. Films must fall within the following genres: fiction, documentary, animation, and experimental. Córtex Film Festival contemplates the following competitions when accepting submissions: National Competition (for films previously presented in other festivals), National Competition (for premieres), International Competition, Mini Córtex – An international competition that is comprised exclusively of animated films dedicated to the younger audience.

UPIKE Film & Media Arts Festival 1/27/19 *note: Films from Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia can be submitted for free. All filmmakers (international and USA) must pay the required submission fee to enter unless they are from the states of Kentucky, Virginia, or West Virginia or their film was shot in one of those states. For those filmmakers we have a special submission category that is free to enter. All filmmakers that submit to this category are required to clarify their Kentucky, Virginia, or West Virginia connection in an accompanying cover letter or in their film information. Failure to clarify this will result in us marking your submission “Incomplete” until you can clarify your entry’s eligibility. We require this because a significant number of films are inappropriately entered into this free category as an attempt to avoid submission fees. If you fail to explain your film’s eligibility it will eventually result in your entry being disqualified.

International Animation Film Festival Golden Kuker Sofia1/31/19
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.

MayDay Film Festival1/31/19 * 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 1/31/19
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

Jewish Motifs International Film Festival 1/31/19
We invite the filmmakers of movies on Jewish identity and experience to participate in the competition for Warsaw Phoenix Award.

Gdansk DocFilm Festival (Poland) 1/31/19
Gdańsk DocFilm Festival, with its international nature, is a contest of documentary films and footages focusing mainly on:- situation of a human being as an individual as well as group of employees in the work environment,- personal activity and development in every form,- passion and creative activity,- human dignity, ethics and respect for human rights.

Animakom 1/31/19
ANIMAKOM (hereinafter: the Festival) is specialised International competition of animated films, taking place in Bilbao from 2 to 8 April 2019. Festival’s submissions are open to films applying all animation techniques, including combinations with live action. Over 50% of the production must be animated, and the Festival reserves the right to determine whether an entry qualifies as animation.

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