June 2022

ConnectHer Film Festival 06/01/22
Through ConnectHER, high school and college students submit original short films focused on critical women’s issues such as girls’ education, ending violence against women, poverty & economic independence, and authentic beauty/body image. We’re thrilled with how the film festival is turning students into filmmakers—and filmmakers into activists.

Portobello Film Festival (London, UK) 06/01/2022
UK’s biggest independent film competition. Films must be sent by DVD, or by filling out the form.

YOUKI 6/1/22
To all young filmmakers, enthusiastic collectives, creative individuals, adventurous newcomers and young media experts: WE WANT YOUR MOVIES! Till the 1st of June you can submit your movies for the YOUKI 2022 International Film Competition. Provided you are under 27 and your film is no longer than 20 minutes.

Student Academy awards 6/1/22
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.

Autumn Short Films Festival 6/2/22
Somerset Community College Theatre & Film is happy to welcome submissions for the 13th Annual Autumn Short Films Festival. Films must be no longer than 15 minutes in length and will be showcased at the 2022 event. Submission of film does not guarantee entry and there is no submission fee. The SCC Autumn Short Films Festival awards will be chosen by a jury made up of knowledgeable faculty, staff, and community members. The categories are: • Outstanding Animation • Outstanding Cinematography • Outstanding Acting • Best in Fest • People’s Choice Guidelines • Films must be subtitled or have closed caption accessibility that provides subtitles in English. • You must supply a link to a streamed version of your film for consideration. If you would like, you may also submit a shared link to a downloadable file such as Dropbox or Google Drive. If your film is selected for the screening, all selected filmmakers will be asked to submit a downloadable file at that time. • Submissions must be no longer than 15 minutes in length.

Canlandıranlar Film Festival 6/3/22
The festival, which focuses on independent animation cinema and the productions of animation in new media, will take place in Istanbul as a hybrid event on October 18-24. In accordance with this year’s festival theme, “Parallel Universes“, we embark on a colorful journey through the various universes of animation. We invite all animation lovers to discover the worlds of independent animators from Japan to Brazil, Turkey to Europe, each one a universe on its own more interesting and competent than the other.

Animofest 6/10/22
International animated film festival of secondary schools !!! ( Age of competing student is 15 – 20years ) – ANIMOFEST was meant as an award of the Head teacher of the Academy of animation for the best animated film of the year. The establishment of holding a regular film festival was the logical result of efforts to present and confront students’ work from all over the world. 

Warsaw – Amondo Cinema 6/10/22
The 4th edition of the Warsaw Animation Film Festival will take place between the 26-31 October 2022. We plan to have live screenings in the city of Warsaw, as well as online, geoblocked and available for audiences throughout Poland.

depicT! film festival (UK): 06/13/22
We want to see great films – it doesn’t matter what your budget is or what genre you’re working in. The competition is open to anyone from anywhere in the world, and entry is absolutely free – but there is ONE simple rule: Your film MUST be 90 seconds or less in duration.

Videomedeja International Video Festival (Serbia) 06/15/22
The 26th International New Media Art Festival Videomedeja is planning to present the regular edition of the Festival, live in front of the audience in the screening room in Novi Sad, Serbia, 

MOTELx – Lisbon International Horror Film Festival 6/15/22
Every year, in September, horror cinema spreads throughout the city of Lisbon. MOTELX – Lisbon International Horror Film Festival has been bringing to Portugal the best films produced nationally and internationally since 2007. Free entry one category: MOTELX Award – Best Portuguese Horror Short Film

Princeton Student Film and Video Festival 06/17/22
The Princeton Student Film Festival is sponsored by the Princeton Public Library. The mission of the festival is to encourage and support the work of youth filmmakers (ages 14-25) in a range of genres and styles, with the opportunity and a venue for the filmmakers to show their work to a broad audience.

Countryside Animafest Cyprus 6/18/22
Cyprus films, is a category for national animated shorts created in Cyprus, this deadline is for that category only.

CMIAR 6/19/22* Must have Ohio address
The purpose of the CMIAR is to provide a screening event for Ohio moving image artists. To be accepted for the submission process you must have an Ohio Address. If you have questions about this please feel free to email us.

Stop Motion Montreal 6/20/22
Festival Stop Motion Montréal is the world’s first festival dedicated to showcasing films animated exclusively using stop motion techniques. 

“Under the Radar” 6/21/22
A global community initiative celebrating under-represented New Queer Cinema made by  75 SHOTS POCKET CINEMA , a non-profit production house for LGBTQ+ filmmakers living in oppressive regimes and from the Diaspora.  Cinema has become a core aspect of queer culture and a lifeline for our global community. Our goal is to create a space of solidarity for a population of artists within the local, national and international cultural scene, who face scrutiny, persecution or even criminalization on a daily basis. We will be presenting the first edition of these intimate impromptu screenings, in dark alleys, backyards, rooftops, parking lots, under bridges, in the woods and in abandoned spaces throughout the Summer in Tio’tia:ke, unceded Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) territory Montreal. Live streams will follow screenings for discussions and connections between filmmakers and the general public. Events are FREE – Donations are always welcomed .100% of the proceeds go to 75 SHOTS POCKET CINEMA Mentorship Program (www.75shots.com). Time and place will be announced the same day as the event. The curated programs are informed by how love and empathy are our super powers. By operating with a “by-and-for” organizational model, we are looking for queer films made by or for people of colour from around the world. Would you like to be part of something meaningful that literally will help another person find their safe space? Of course you would! We invite you to share your films and join exceptional and talented artists who face systemic barriers as a result of their racial, sexual, and/or gender identities. All genres are accepted. Videos must be 30 minutes or less. We accept old and new works! Only films with English subtitles will be accepted. If your work is without dialogue, we encourage live musical improvisations. IF accepted send videos and stills by wetransfer.com to 75shotsmovie@gmail.com We will notify successful participants by email.

Short of the Year 06/21/22
The festival is open to international filmmakers.Filmmakers may submit as many works as they wish to, as long as they have been produced ​​after January 1, 2021. Festival is open to fiction, animation, documentary, experimental short films and music video with a maximum duration of 30 minutes. Entries must be submitted in English, Spanish subtitles are recommended though. Short of the Year will have four different editions: WINTER – SPRING – SUMMER – AUTUMN

Tirana International accepts films with no entry fee for their In Albanian category (films from all over the world in Albanian language). Only Feature & Short films that are in Albanian language will be accepted in this category. 

Cinanima (Portugal): 06/25/22
CINANIMA 2022 – the 46th International Animated Film Festival of Espinho, Portugal – will be held from the 7th to the 13th of November 2022. The oldest film festival in Portugal, CINANIMA is also the third oldest animation festival in the world besides being an Oscar™ Qualifying Film Festival in the category of Best Animated Short.

Busan International Film Festival (Korea) 06/26/22
Film submission for the official program of the 27th Busan International Film Festival. The film must have been completed no earlier than October 2021, and should be completed no later than September 2022. Deadline is for short films.

BIAF (Korea) 6/30/22
In 1999, the Bucheon Int’l Animation Festival (BIAF) embarked on its journey as the sole animation festival in Asia. BIAF have competitions of 6 categories – Feature, Short, Graduation, TV&Commissioned, Korean Short and VR. Deadline is for short films.

POOL 22 6/30/2022
POOL 22 will present a selection of fascinating dance film productions from all over the world, making the event a meeting place for creatives involved in the fields of dance, film, art, fashion and advertisement. The focus of the festival is on films that create independent film-choreographies through the intense interplay between dance and cinematic tools like camera and editing.  

Primanima is an international festival and competition of first animations, which is dedicated to up-and-coming film directors. Its co-founders launched it in 2012 with a goal to provide a platform for young animation talents to present their very first artworks. Five categories compete for the awards of Primanima: student films, graduation films, first films, children’s films, and films for teenagers and in 2022 we will launch a new Primanima Masters competition programme. 

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival  6/30/22
New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival is an animation festival dedicated to animated films held at the terminal building of New Chitose Airport (Hokkaido, Japan), which connects Hokkaido with the rest of the world as an entertainment airport. Short film, Student film and animated gif deadline.

Holebikort short film contest 6/30/22
Queer themed Short Film Contest. ‘Holebikort’, Belgium’s biggest queer shorts competition is back.

Moinho Cine Fest 6/30/22
Moinho Cine Fest is organized by ANARTEM, a Cultural Association, and with support of União das Freguesias de Custóias, Leça do Balio e Guifões, a Civil Parish. It is an annual celebration of local, national and international cinema in Custóias, Leça do Balio and Guifões, Matosinhos, Portugal. The Ocean Coast Film Festival is a sister festival..Note: Free submission for local filmmakers. Free submission to all others throughout June.

Doclisboa 6/30/22
A festival dedicated to documentary and to the new possible paths that are being opened for the genre. We are particularly interested on the new modes of relation between the cinematographic and the real, and we are looking for proposals that suppose an implication on the world, facing cinema as a political and artistic practice. We are looking for films with cinematographic qualities bringing forth, as a whole, the point of view of their authors. Free submission for Green Years category, films with portuguese production. Note changes due to COVID-19.

Aniμasyroς International Animation Festival(Greece) 6/30/22
Animasyros Festival is organized into three main pillars, the artistic programme, the educational programmes and the Market section, while there are also parallel activities such as exhibitions, concerts and parties.

Etiuda and Anima Festival (Poland) 06/30/2022
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. Submission can be done on festival site or filmfreeway.

Brno Sixteen 6/30/22
BRNO16 is an international short film festival. It is one of the oldest film festivals in the Czech Republic and has been going on uninterrupted since 1960. At the same time, it is also one of the oldest short film festivals in the world. BRNO16 presents various kinds of short films – live action, animation, experimental, student, professional and also non-professional. Besides the prestigious competition, festival offers different kinds of activities in the off-programme – exhibitions, discussions or workshops. Each year we welcome various Czech and foreign guests, with whom you can discuss their films and professional experience. The 16 in the name of our festival refers to 16mm film, in past one of most common film gauges in the industry and also at our festival. This film gauge is rarely used nowadays, since most films are now screened from digital formats (16mm appears exclusively in retrospective sections), the name however stuck as a tradition.