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.

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.

North America Teaser Future Film Festival 7/15/17
* free submission with waiver (special code)- tracymillerrobbins
The festival invites Teasers of long feature films in documentary, animation and experimental genres from North America. We understand as “teaser” an audiovisual piece of a maximum duration of two minutes, that works as an anticipation of a long feature film that has not yet been completed or is in a “work in progress” stage, which provides only fragmentary information of the plot and aesthetic and technical characteristics of what later will be the film

International Animated Film Festival “Les Nuits Magiques” 7/15/17
All animated short films are eligible if they are directed after 2014 december the 31th. We only can accept DCP or digital HD file as screening copy. Foreign films are eligible only if they are subtitled in french, with french dialogues or without dialogues. No registration fee is required.

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.

Tuzla Film Festival 7/15/17
Festival accepts applications of directors with residence or origin from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia and Serbia, as well as the application of the foreign directors who deal with themes related to these countries. This program includes four following categories: feature, short, documentary or animated.

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.

StopTrik Festival 2016  7/15/17
StopTrik IFF is a stop motion animation film festival therefore competitions are open for films that use stop motion means of expression (puppet/ clay/ cut-out/ objects/ loose materials/ pixilation etc).

Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival 7/15/17
The Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival is a tribute to the arts of waveriding and  filmmaking. We strive to spread the stoke that we get from surfing, bringing together surfers, filmmakers and ocean enthusiasts to share stories, ideas and history in one of the most beautiful surf towns in the world.

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.

Chinese American Film Festival 7/31/17
CAFF aims to promote dialogues between Chinese and American filmmakers, increase cooperation between China and the US film market, and promote friendship and cultural exchanges between the two countries. CAFF is the only film festival recognized by SARFT and MPA; the only film festival recorded in the annual report of the US Congress; the only film festival listed as part of US-China cultural activities announced by John Kerry, Secretary of State. The event has always had great success in the past 12 years but we are always trying to grow and get new and great people involved with this exceptional festival.  Films must be produced between 1/1/16 and 9/30/17 for consideration.

PRIMANIMA is a festival, which is exclusively dedicated to up-and-coming animation artists from all over the world! The competition programme of PRIMANIMA is divided between- WORKSHOP AND STUDENT WORKS (stuff you make during your studies or at animation workshops) DIPLOMA FILMS (the film you finish your academic studies with) DÉBUT ANIMATIONS (your first film made without school background) FILMS FOR CHILDREN (your student, diploma or first film made for children) PRIMANIMA will take place for the 6th time in the town of Budaörs (in the suburbs of Budapest, Hungary) from the 18th to the 21nd of October 2017.

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.

Silicon Valley African Film Festival 7/31/17
Set in beautiful Silicon Valley, California (the high-tech capital of the world); the Silicon Valley African Film Festival (SVAFF) is a showcase of seasoned and emerging filmmakers from the African continent whose works reflect the true stories, hopes and dreams of Africa. The mission of the Festival is to promote an understanding and appreciation of Africa and Africans through moving images.

International Film Festival Tofifest (Poland) 7/31/17
Presentation of trendsetting, ambitious, auteur cinema. The Festival presents a cinema showing independent and bold content, taking up substantial and original subjects, seeking to establish cultural bridges between different regions—geographical as well as social. The Festival discovers talented young artists, both Polish and foreign, and extensively promotes their films. The Festival is open to artists from all over the world. Submit by mail or online platform.

Holebikort short film contest 7/31/17
Holebikort is an international LGBT-themed short film contest that is organized during the LGBT film festival of Flemish-Brabant. The contest has a special award for students. online or by post.

Queen City Film Festival 7/31/17
The sixth annual Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) will be held October 5-8, 2017, at The Venue At Mezzos, 114 S. Centre St., Cumberland, MD 21502.