JUNE 2018

Princeton Student Film and Video Festival: 06/01/18
The festival accepts films from near and far, national and international, made by youth ages 14-25.. Films should have a running time of 20 minutes or shorter. Music used in the films should be original or be obtained from a royalty-free service. If not, please ensure you have paid or received permission for use.

Klik Animation Festival (Amsterdam) 6/01/18
Looking for an opportunity to show your work to animation professionals and enthusiasts from all over the world? Submit your animation to our action-packed, edgy, international festival! On this page, you find all the information about the submissions procedure for our Call for Entries 2018, including a step-by-step guide. Don’t wait too long and fill out the entry form before 1 June 2018 (1July for students).

Josiah Media Festival 6/01/18
The Josiah Media Festival is open to any filmmaker 21 years old or younger from anywhere in the world. However, filmmakers over 21 can also enter their film(s): any film(s) made while the filmmaker was 21 or younger is still eligible for competition and prizes!

CineEco (Portugal) 6/01/18
The CineEco – Serra da Estrela International Environmental Film Festival, is the only film festival in Portugal, totally dedicated to environmental issues, in its widest sense. Takes place in Seia, annually in October, and continuously since 1995, by the initiative of Municipality of Seia.

Student Academy awards 06/01/18
The Student Academy Awards is a film competition conducted by the Academy and the Academy Foundation. Four categories: Animation, Documentary, Narrative and Alternative. Maximum running time is 40 minutes, Electronic submission.

WNDX (Winnipeg) 06/01/2018
WNDX seeks new Canadian and international films and videos for our next edition, to be held in October 2018. WNDX pays special attention to the most innovative and ground-breaking works created by moving image artists. In the past, WNDX has featured spotlights on Crispin Glover, Martha Colburn, Richard Tuohy, Guy Maddin, Joyce Wieland, George Kuchar, Steve Reinke, Barbara Sternberg, Phil Hoffman, John Price and Michael Snow, a well as the work of the Loop Collective. We do not program conventional feature narrative films, conventional documentaries, or any type of commercial cinema. Our focus is on the experimental, the unconventional, and the otherwise unique. If you are considering submitting, please see our archives section, which provides an overview of how we program the Festival. There is no entry fee to submit and we pay artist fees to all works selected for the festival.

PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival 6/3/18
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) again invite the world’s youth to submit original and creative videos focusing on PLURAL+ themes: migration, diversity and social inclusion. PLURAL+ is seeking for short videos, of up to 5 minutes. Entrants must be youth between the ages of 9-25. Preferably all videos should be submitted on DVDs, or through a file hosting website of choice (MediaFire, YouSendit,)

Womanimation! 2018 Film Festival 6/6/18
What is Womanimation? As the name implies, it’s a festival showcasing acclaimed animated films created by women from around the world. From satire to drama, from the everyday to the surreal – in styles from traditional 2-d to stop-motion to computer animation – the festival features something for every taste. The 2018 festival, the tenth edition, takes place on Saturday, June 30th, at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Short Riga (Latvia) 6/8/18
Short Riga thinks that a short film is the natural habitat for the contemporary avant-garde in cinema. It is a format through which the filmmaker explores and experiments. When selecting films for the competition we want to see the filmmaker’s search for fresh stories and images, see them questioning the contemporary trends of cinema or the concept of cinema itself. Online submission.

iffy – An Impromptu Film Festival on the Liffey 6/10/18
An Impromptu Film Festival to showcase some short films. We’re hosting a short-film night this June 29th at the Pearce Street Theatre. It’s a modest celebration of short films. The venue a lovely, a 70 seater theatre in the Pearse family home on Pearse Street, in the heart of Dublin City.

Monterrey International Film Festival (Mexico) 6/11/18
Student Short Film Showcase changed its name to KinoStart, and became a nationwide competition, supported by the Consejo para la Cultura y las Artes de Nuevo Leon (CONARTE) and Monterrey Film Festival (FIC Monterrey). KinoStart is open for submissions by officially enrolled students from any Mexican school. Selected works will be part of the KinoStart  Official Selection, that will showcase at the official venues during the Monterrey Film Festival

World Festival of Animated Film (Bulgaria) 06/15/2018
Again the Festival and Congress Centre halls in our sea capital will host a variety of animated events. This year the competition programme consists of six categories. The newest addition is the category for Animated Music Video. Our Panorama will present the best and latest of the animated world. An extended version of the traditional children workshop will let our little guests experience what it is to make an animated film. Specialized lectures, master-classes, screenings of student films from universities from around the world, programmes from guest-festivals, documentaries, exhibitions and lots more in September! After that expect the special programme of films “Echo from Varna” in Sofia held in the halls of The National Palace of Culture!!

AninetFest  6/15/18
An international competition and online platform that serves to support the animated short films and their creators. At the same time it serves to the promotion, propagation, retrieval and watching possibilities of the best animated short films from around the world. It should also be a place where community of creative people that producing these films meet. On the other hand, then the place for people who enjoy watching of these films and that are fans of this kind of art. Student films only.

Indie-AniFest 6/18/18
Organised by KIAFA, Korean Independent AnimationFilmmakers Association and organized by Indie-AniFest Executive Committee will take place in CGV Myeongdong Station Cine Library from 13st to 18th September, 2018. Indie Ani-Fest is a festival that seeks to introduce wonderful, independent animation from Korea and Asia, offering diversity and opportunity as well as communication with the audience. With the value of ‘Independence’, ‘Experiment’, ‘Passion’ and ‘Vision’, Independent animation directors make this festival together.  Works were produced in Asian countries- If a film was produced by more than one country it must have at least one Asian country included. Non-English language films must have English subtitles or provide English scripts

Mountainfilm Graz 6/20/18
Supports and promotes the culture of mountain, adventure and nature filmmaking. Its focus lies on good stories and their cinematic realisation. The films chosen for competition will be presented to a large audience in public screenings. Filmmakers will also be able to get into contact with other specialists in their field. An international jury will judge the films, which have been chosen in advance by a pre-selection committee. This jury will award the “Grand Prix Graz” as the main prize and four prizes in the categories mentioned below. Additionally, a prize for the best Austrian film is awarded. Films may be submitted by registered film producers, television companies, professional filmmakers such as cameramen and -women, directors and writers of screenplays. In addition, films by students of film schools and academies are accepted.

Animofest 6/21/18
International Film festival of Secondary schools. created by secondary school students, at the age from 14 to 22 years. produced after the 1st January 2016. minimum length 1 min.

Giornate degli Autori 6/22/2018
To submit your film you are requested to send a screener and the entry form, Please note that: films must be World Premieres (exceptions can be made by the Director for International Premieres); only features films/documentaries longer than 60 minutes are eligible; for the pre-selection is required a link for streaming/download or, in the alternative, 3 copies of DVD or Blu-Ray screeners; if selected, films must be available in DCP format for the screenings in Venice.

Portobello Film Festival (London, UK) 06/22/2018
UK’s biggest independent film competition.The Film Festival was created in 1996 as a reaction to the moribund state of the British film industry, to provide a forum for new film-makers and give exposure to movies on different formats. Many of our previously out-on-a-limb directors have since been recognised by the big fish in the industry. The festival has been dubbed ‘the wild side of Brit Film’ (Metro), ‘this pioneering film festival’ (Evening Standard), ‘the biggest celebration of independent film in Europe’ (The Independent) and ‘London’s biggest filmic free-for-all’ (Time Out). That the Portobello Film Festival shows tomorrow’s films today is evident in the number of ideas first presented here that regularly crop up in the mainstream.  International submissions can include link to Pro-Res 422 file on application. All films will be screened on a DVD player.

Interfilm 6/24/18
nterfilm: Oscar® Qualifying Festival! 2018 kicks-off with a bang! The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles has declared interfilm an Academy Award® Qualifying Festival. As of now, winning films in the categories “Best Fiction” and “Best Animation” in the International Competition of the interfilm festival will automatically be considered to compete for an OSCAR® in the categories “Live Action Short” and “Animated Short Film”.The interfilm Festival thereby joins the ranks of OSCAR® relevant festivals such as the Berlinale, Sundance, Clermont-Ferrand, Annecy, BAFTA, Montreal, Seattle and Tampere just to name a few. Naturally, all further ACADEMY AWARD® criteria must be met. “This is tremendous news,” exclaims Festival Director Heinz Hermanns, “especially considering our immense passion for extraordinary animation and sharp fiction”. Our colleagues at Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg are equally enthusiastic: “We have been delighted by interfilm’s growing success for many years and are proud that they have now too, been acknowledged by Hollywood”, asserts Kirsten Niehuus from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. “Through this qualification, interfilm has been conferred with an OSCAR® of its own”. Even Björn Böhning, Head of the Senate Chancellery of the Federal State of Berlin is thrilled: “My many visits to the festival have led me to become an interfilm fan. It’s great that the ACADEMY is of the same opinion. I’m already looking forward to November!” And speaking of Oscar®-Shorts: interfilm distribution will show the 2018 nominated shorts in the sections LIVE ACTION and ANIMATION in 2 programs exclusively in German, Austrian and Swiss cinemas. The release date is the 1st of March 2018. The interfilmers are already gearing up for another round of selection viewing for the 34th International Short Film Festival Berlin, which will be held from November 19 to 25, 2018. The call for entries opens on February 1! – Enter films now!

DreamGalaxy Multicultural Audience Award 6/28/18
The first global multicultural audience award is now accepting stories in any language from any country each month. email: dream@thepearldream.com, Submit using this link.  

THE WAY 6/29/18
The WAY Film Festival is a week of summer outdoor screenings
of documentary travel and road movies from all over the world. We collect roads and stories.  What is the travel about? Why did you start this journey? And which purposes do you have? Searching of new medical approaches or missing father… We will see how will it be at the end. Just join us on the way

Autumn Shorts Film Festival 6/30/18
Somerset Community College Theatre & Film welcomes submissions of films of no longer than fifteen minutes in length. Selected films will be showcased at the Festival and awards will be presented for outstanding achievements by the official selections. There are no cash awards. Submission of film does not guarantee entry.

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 6/30/18
Welcome to the hub airport of animation. This autumn, the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2018 will screen animated films from all around the world at the terminal building of New Chitose Airport, which connects Hokkaido with the rest of the world. The festival was launched in 2014 as the first festival ever held inside an airport’s terminal building. The festival’s third edition last year received more than 2,000 film entries, which drew more than 33,000 attendance as well as Japanese and international guests. Animated Shorts.

Polish Film Festival Los Angeles 6/30/18
The POLISH FILM FESTIVAL IN LOS ANGELES takes place in October in Los Angeles, California, USA.The festival is a review of Polish film art. For the Polish film is considered a film made in Poland or abroad with the participation of Polish artists and artists. The film does not have to be in Polish. The aim of the Festival is to popularize Poland, Polish culture and Polish film art in Hollywood.The organizers invite state, social and private entities to cooperate, which intend to contribute their substantial or financial contribution to the preparation and implementation of the program of the Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles. Send link of film (with English subtitles if not in English), synopsis in English, bio in English, photo of the director, the names of the authors of the script, photos, music and stage design, as well as the cast of an actor in English, created in the film role, stills from the film, posters of the submitted film. e-mail: info@polishfilmla.org

LINOLEUM International Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival 6/30/18
LINOLEUM festival aims to support animation artists and to promote animation worldwide. The objective of the Festival is to encourage and celebrate creativity among animators and media artists; popularize contemporary animation and media art in Ukraine. Festival accepts animation shorts of any genre and technique under 30 min