MARCH 2017

Zsigmond Vilmos Film Festival 3/1/17
Primarily aims at drawing attention to the work of cinematographers, one of the most important co-creators of a film, together with giving an opportunity to young artists to show their art. The open call focuses on university students or creative communities with members majoring in film studies, directing or cinematography from Central Europe, also including recent graduates (within 5-10 years).The call will be published in the countries of the wider Central European region (the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Bulgaria) at every educational institution which offers studies in cinematography and film. New films, completed after 1 January 2014, and with unique vision and creative cinematography, which also characterised Zsigmond Vilmos’s work, can be submitted to the festival. There are no restrictions on theme, technical specifications, genre or length. One filmmaker can submit more than one film. The films will be grouped into different sections according to genre.

Prix Ars Electronica 03/03/17
The Prix Ars Electronica has constantly grown and developed over the years, and made quite a name for itself in the process. It’s the world’s oldest and most renowned competition in media art. (opens jan. 16th)

Adult Film Festival Lv 3/5/17
Adult Film Festival Lv March 18-19, 2017. Venue: Harry Mohney’s Erotic Heritage Museum. Porn Star and Web Star Exhibitors, Seminars, Museum Experience and Screening of Adult Films. There will be a bounce house, After Party and much more!

UPIKE Film & Media Arts Festival 3/5/17 *note: Films from Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia can be submitted for free. The goal of the UPIKE Film & Media Arts Festival is to promote the art of filmmaking on both the UPIKE campus in Pikeville, KY and in the surrounding tri-state region.  We accept paid submissions from the other 47 United States (sorry, no international submitters).

Ohio Shorts (Columbus, OH) 3/6/17
Wexner Center.One entry per person. DVD, Vimeo or YouTube link and entry form. Pieces must be independently produced, no longer than 20 minutes, and produced in Ohio within the last 18 months. The deadline is by 5 PM.

Neuro Film Festival 03/10/17
The American Brain Foundation, the foundation for the American Academy of Neurology, is calling on all neurology patients, caregivers, and others to submit a short video to its 2013 Neuro Film Festival telling their story about why more money for research is needed in finding cures for brain diseases.

ANIMAYO: International Film Festival of Animation, Visual Effects & Video Games 3/10/17
Exclusive for applying to works of 2d animation, 3d animation,special effects, experimental, advertising, animation spots, videoclips, video games cinematic, special effects series and animation series.

Anima Multi 3/13/17
Our intention is to highlight the best animated films made with multiplatform characteristics: interactive pieces, videogame intros, teasers, animation series episodes or pilots and (why not ?) traditional animation shorts are just a few examples of pieces that may participate in this wide open competition. The important thing is that the piece is able to convey, with the animation language, a communication that is consistent and attractive in every type of media. The contest is open to animated works that may be new or previously made, produced by professional or amateur animators. Works may have a length of 30 seconds minimum and 10 minutes maximum. Submit URL link for sharing the film.

Supertoon International Animation Festival 3/15/17
You are kindly invited to submit films produced after 1st January, 2015 to one of the Festival’s following competition category: Short Animated Films Short-format, non-commisioned animated films or videos. Animated Films for Children Animated works produced and distributed specifically for children audience. When a serial is the case, only one episode is eligible. Animated Music Videos Official music videos, commissioned animated videos made specifically to promote music pieces. Animated commisioned films Commisioned and aplied animation in the field of advertising, promotion and feature film. Student Short Animated Films Short-format, non-commisioned animated films or videos.

Alpinale Short Film Festival (Austria) 03/15/17 The ALPINALE represents a venue for both professional and amateur filmmakers from home and abroad, who are given the opportunity to conduct multi-cultural and open dialogue with creative people, and to present their work to an interested audience.

KAFF 3/17/17
13th Kecskemét Animation Film Festival and 10th Festival of European Animated Feature Films and TV-Films. Kecskemét Animation Film Festival (KAFF) is two festivals in parallel: the festival of Hungarian animation films and the international festival of European ANIMATED FEATURES, TV-SPECIALS and TV-SERIES. In addition to films, it hosts a range of concerts, exhibitions and workshops.

Euganea Film Festival 3/18/17
International Short Movies Competition, International Documentary Movies Competition, International Animated Short Movies Competition.

Kinematifest 3/23/17
Current High School, Undergraduate, Graduate, and Certificate students may submit projects for screening to Kinematifest for consideration. All entrants will be required to fill out our entry form, certifying that they meet the requirements, and that they hold all the rights to the materials that they have submitted. Entrants agree to allow Kinematifest and Webster University the rights to use these materials for promotional and educational purposes. Projects submitted to Kinematifest in past years are not eligible.

You are eligible for one of 3 prizes ($500, $300, $200) if you: 1. Create a short film about sustainability (under 10 minutes), 2. Submit it by March 24, 2017 All entries will be screened as part of the UNCG Sustainability Film and Discussion Series at the Weatherspoon Art Museum on Thursday, April 27, at 6:30pm, where winners will be announced and celebrated.  Entries must address sustainability, which UNCG defines as the “enduring interconnectedness of social equity, the environment, the economy, and aesthetics.” Judging is based on relation to sustainability as well as concept, cinematography, acting, production quality, costuming, writing, etc.Submit films on DVD or in screenable online format (YouTube, Vimeo) together with your name, phone number and email address, and the title and length of the film by 5pm on March 24, 2017 to Sarah Dorsey (if you have questions, contact Sarah via email or at 336.334.5610). By entering the competition, entrants agree to the following: 1) Films must be original work, must not infringe on any rights of others, and must have all necessary permissions. UNCG will not be held liable for any copyright infringements. 2) To claim prizes, winners must be present (in person or via audio/video connection) at the screening. 3) Entrants will retain all ownership rights to their films. 4) UNCG reserves the right to not screen any film(s) for any reason. 5) Prizes are not negotiable or transferable. 6) The decisions of the judges are final.

Minute Festival (Brazil) 3/31/17 online submission
Free Theme, Animation. One Minute Festival was created in 1991 and has inspired the breeding of over 50 “one minute festivals” all around the world. Since 2007, the Festival has become permanent and online. The Festival lanches themes and monthly rewards the best works. All the vídeos are evaluated by a team of curators. The trusteeship’s grade is expressed through the number of little clocks and the public`s grade is shown by the number of stars. One Minute Festival also could be called Ideas’s Festival, once idea is the most relevant criterion used in the vídeos evaluation.

Fonlad (Portugal) 3/31/17
The Festival is open to all national and international artists working at the level of digital arts and new technologies;

Jewish Film Festival Berlin 3/31/17
The Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Brandenburg has been the largest forum for Jewish and Israeli cinema in Germany for more than two decades, making it the oldest and most important cultural event of its kind and a vital part of the diverse Jewish life of Berlin and Brandenburg.

Countryside Animafest Cyprus 3/31/17
Countryside Animafest Cyprus is the official Cyprus animation Festival. Its aim is to cultivate the art of animation, by raising audience awareness and promoting cultural, financial and social development in the field of independent animation filmmaking. Its various activities throughout the year include the annual Countryside Animafest Cyprus, expert seminars and workshops, academic forums, special screenings, etc. In this way the festival initiates international collaborations and provides opportunities for artistic growth.

Berlin/Potsdam Jewish Film Festival 3/31/17
All the diversity of Jewish life, captured on celluloid! Join us on our journey around the world of Jewish and Israeli filmmaking at this year’s 14-day festival in Berlin & Potsdam featuring 33 of the best and newest films from 8 countries.

MakeDox (Macedonia) 03/31/17
Creative Documentary Film Festival. A young and rarely avant-garde festival celebrating the creative documentary film. One of the most powerful catapults for creating cinema audience in Macedonia. It overwhelms, they say, with its warmth and quality. The wonderful KurshumliAn vibrates with film stories, workshops and live performances, doc-talks under a magical fig tree and music under the night sky. Out in the open, every summer since 2010.
* for films completed in 2016

Jewish Film Festival Berlin 3/31/17
The Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Brandenburg has been the largest forum for Jewish and Israeli cinema in Germany for more than two decades, making it the oldest and most important cultural event of its kind and a vital part of the diverse Jewish life of Berlin and Brandenburg.

New Zealand International Film Festival 03/31/17
NZIFF presents a non-competitive, invited season of new films in a wide variety of styles and genres. To demonstrate the development of the art and contribute to a knowledge of new styles and trends in filmmaking. International competition.

Vancouver Queer Film Festival 3/31/17
The Vancouver Queer Film Festival is now accepting film submissions for our 29th Festival, August 10-20, 2017. We’re looking for work from artists like you. We want films that confront stereotypes, push boundaries, arouse and tantalize, and above all, highlight the tremendous diversity of queer + trans* stories. Films must be from 2015 onwards. You may resubmit works that were submitted previously as long as its completion date is 2015 or newer.

Golden Beggar Award 3/31/17
International Festival of Local Televisions. We encourage you to enter your films/programmes into competition for the Golden Beggar Award in one of the three competition sections – Local Televisions, Production Companies, Young Authors.  We expect entries that reflect the lives and fates of people living where you live. We also welcome works that uncover serious problems of present-day society, such as refugees, terrorism, corruption, blackmail, minority and cross-border problems and the fate of children.