JULY 2017

Schlingel International Film Festival for children and young audience 07/1/17
SCHLINGEL is an independent film festival with international competitions and various additional events. It takes place annually. We conceive ourselves as a platform for international children´s and youth films in Germany.

Fesancor 7/1/17
Fesancor invites all shortfilm makers around the world to participate in this international shortfilm festival.

CINANIMA 7/1/17
Works which have not been presented for selection in previous editions of the Festival are eligible.

Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival 7/1/17
Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival  is about bringing together poetry and the visual arts at the intersection of film.** Anyone can make a video of a poet reading a poem, but that’s not what Rabbit Heart is all about. What we’re looking for is what can be done visually with a poem, without showing performance.*** The poem can be the soundtrack, and the springboard for what happens visually – show, don’t tell is the rule.

Molodist: Kyiv International Short Film Festival (Kyiv, Ukraine) 07/01/17
“Molodist” is one of the greatest specialized cinema events in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, according to the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF). It is a priority platform in the region for presenting the latest and the most up cine products and covers the most high-profile events of modern cinema ­– both mainstream and experimental. The main objective of the festival is to promote young professional cinema. As forty years ago competitive program represents professional and amateur movies of debutants. The main sections – student, the first short film (fiction, animation, documentary) and the first feature film. Geography of contest entries includes countries from almost all continents. So we seek and find – and thus provide an opportunity for young talents to take their place in modern cinema.

depicT! film festival (UK): 07/03/17
90 second challenge. DepicT! is Watershed’s international short film competition that, since its creation by Brief Encounters in 1998, has been challenging filmmakers to create 90 second ultra-short masterpieces.

Duhok International Film Festival (Duhok, Kurdistan) 7/9/17
The World Cinema Section presents a selection of fiction feature films and documentaries and shorts from all over the world. This panorama of contemporary auteur cinema includes films by young talents alongside work by established filmmakers. The Kurdish Cinema Section presents a selection of Kurdish films; Feature, Documentaries, and shorts, made in a Kurdish-speaking region (Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Syria) or by Diaspora Kurdish filmmakers.

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France) 7/10/17
Maximum running time: 40 minutes Origin: All countries (except France). Festival screening format: DCP., for films completed in 2016 (after October 1)

Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival 7/10/17
BBB announces the submission period of the 8th Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival. We invite young artists up to the age of 35 from the Balkan region and beyond. We accept all film genres with duration up to 30 minutes.This year BBB brings Balkans films and the Balkan spirit in the heart of Europe, Brussels! It gives inspiration and challenges motivation through the title: ENTER / EXIT. We enter life with an exit. Either you enter or exit you get a new experience. Committed in its goal, BBB challenges contemporaneity by motivating young people to make use of their creativity in order to reflect on issues of concern in their region. For more information about the topic check here

Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival (CANADA) 07/15/17
If you’ve made a film that you think we’ll love, that pushes the boundaries of animation in unexpected ways, we definitely want to see it.

Innsbruck Nature Film Festival ((Austria) 7/15/17
The INNSBRUCK NATURE FILM FESTIVAL is an international nature film competition, offering motivated filmmakers a platform for presenting their latest work. Four film festival days with film presentations and a high-quality side program are the framework for an on-topic, ecological, and artistic discourse.

Iranian Film Festival (San Francisco, CA) 7/15/17
Showcase for the independent feature and short films made by or about the Iranians from around the world. DVD submission. The films should be related to Iran by any filmmaker from any country, or made by any Iranian filmmaker on any subject. There is NO restriction in topics or length. The festival is open to all genres: fiction, documentary, short, animation, music video.

Kuandu International Animation Festival (KDIAF) 7/15/17
The KuanDu International Animation Festival (KDIAF) are calling for entries. The three titles include, Best International Short Film, Best International Student Short Film, and Best Taiwanese Short Film. In addition, our fellow judges would also like to select a few honorable mentions to certify and encourage those passionate artists and students of their effort.

Vancouver Jewish Film Festival 7/15/17
Film Submissions are open for the Festival held annually in November. The Vancouver Jewish Film Centre Society also has special presentations throughout the year. Submissions are open for consideration for all year-round events. Please complete the Film Submission Form and send it with your film.

Maharastra Nature Film Festival 7/15/17
Any short film related to nature with duration of 15 minutes or less are invited. Ten films selected by our jury will be screened in festival. Email submissions to maharastranature at gmail.com. Send links to youtube, Vimeo, etc with passwords. Or send your film to us (using above email) through Wetransfer.

Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival 7/17/17
A festival dedicated to celebrating Iranian heritage through short film, video and animation. Whether Iranian or non-Iranian, a veteran or aspiring filmmaker, the Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival is open to individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life. The festival has one hope in mind: to provide a forum for individuals to use their creativity and talent to spark and inspire interest in Iranian culture. Link to video.

Pool Festival 7/17/17
POOL is a recurring format for dance- and animation film. Aiming for becoming a platform for dancer, choreographers, directors, artists, organizers and other interested people, POOL offers space for exchange of experiences, developing and advanced training, and presentation. German or English or subtitled in one of the two languages. Videos and films that enter the contest should not be longer than 30 minutes. Please send us two completely labled DVDs (one copy for viewing and one for presentation with video file in good compression).

Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema 7/23/17
The Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema. International competition for short and feature films.

Manchester Animation Festival 7/28/17
Categories: Short Films: Films under 30 minutes not made by a student or person under the age of 16. Commissioned works can also be submitted into this category provided that the person submitting has permission of the rights owner.  Graduation Films: Films created by undergraduate and post-graduate students. Films by Children: Films created by animators who are 16 or under on completion of the film. All techniques are eligible.

Cinespace Competition 7/31/17
CineSpace competition is an open call for short films that rework video images provided by our partner, NASA from their archives of footage collected from 50 years of exploring the universe.

Etiuda and Anima 7/31/17
ETIUDA COMPETITION – international film competition for student etudes made at film and fine art schools, ANIMA COMPETITION – international competition for professional, independent and student animation.

Cabbagetown Short Film Festival 7/31/17
The Cabbagetown Short Film Festival is a juried showcase for some of the world’s best short films, receiving submissions from across Canada and the United States, as well as the UK, Europe, South America, Australia and Asia.