MARCH 2018

Supertoon International Animation Festival 3/1/18
SUPERTOON is an International Animation Festival taking place in Šibenik, Croatia. The purpose of the Festival is to systematically monitor and provide an insight into recent Croatian and world short-meter animation film and video production through a range of competition and side programmes. Additional aim is to create a platform for a direct communication and exchange of ideas and experiences for all festival participants and guests.

Animayo: 3/1/18
The Summit, Conference and International Film Festival of Animation, Visual Effects and Video Games Animayo, will hold its thirteenth edition in May 2018.

Transilvania International Film Festival (Romania) 3/1/18
(TIFF) is organized by Romanian Film Promotion and it is the first international feature film festival in Romania. The main objective of Transilvania IFF is to promote the cinematic art by presenting some of the most significant films of the moment, films which exhibit not only originality and independence of expression, but also unusual forms of cinematic language and modern trends of the young culture. Note: deadline for films submitted in the Romanian Days short and feature films competitions

Animafest Scanner 3/1/18
TOPICS FOR ANIMAFEST SCANNER V.Animating Horror. Characters in Animation. Animation and Sports. Animation at Large. Entries for the international symposium Animafest Scanner are open until 1 March, and all the film and media researchers are invited to present the latest findings from the field of animation. Terms and conditions of the public call can be found HERE, and you can submit your application HERE.

Dead by Dawn 3/1/18
Dead by Dawn is the UK’s longest running genre film festival, established in 1993. It is a unique festival, celebrating the finest independent film-making with a focus on emerging talent. Our approach to horror is broad; story is paramount, as are humour, suspense and atmosphere. We welcome lifelong fans and the genre-curious to discover the breadth of unusual stories lurking under the ‘horror’ banner!

Prix Ars Electronica 03/02/18
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)

Neuro Film Festival 03/02/18
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.

Euganea Film Festival 3/3/18
Euganea Film Festival: is a transient film festival, which crosses the Euganean Hills far and wide to give tangible and definite form to the many synergies (artistic, but not only) present in the area. Euganea Film Festival involves many municipalities of the Euganean area  and equally evocative locations such as villas and castles.

VIDEOEX Intl. Experimental Film & Video Festival, Zurich 3/3/18
We are looking for experimental, innovative and progressive works that explore the possibilities of film as a medium, expanding the idea of film and cinema. We admit: Experimental Film, Non-Fiction, Moving Image, Documentary, Essay Film, Animated Film, Music Videos. Works on 8mm, 16mm or 35mm celluloid will be screened in original format.

Ohio Shorts (Columbus, OH) 3/5/18
The Wexner Center’s annual Ohio Shorts competition showcases the best in Ohio-produced short films—from documentary, animation, or dramatic narrative to anything in-between.

Clear the Air Film Fest 03/5/2018
The Clear The Air Film Fest showcases short films that address topics on air quality and lung health in the community. Limited to residents of California. Winners MUST be present at the screening and should be prepared to speak to the student filmmakers about their process.

Zlin Film Festival: International film festival for Children and Youth 3/10/18
ZLÍN FILM FESTIVAL is the oldest and largest film festival of its kind in the world.  This is a significant international event which has an excellent reputation and holds lots of respect.  The festival screenings are conducted not only in Zlin, but also in many other towns in the Czech Republic.  Each year the festival presents around 300 films from more than 50 countries around the world.  Since 2010 festival attendance has exceeded 95,000 children and adults.

Jewish Film Festival Berlin 3/15/18
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.

Alpinale Short Film Festival (Austria) 03/15/18 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.

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 16, 2018. All entries will be screened as part of the UNCG Sustainability Film and Discussion Series at the Greensboro Project Space on Thursday, April 19, 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 16, 2018 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.

Anamaphix 3/20/18
Animaphix is a project organised by Qb Cultural Association with the purpose of supporting the animated cinema art and culture, promoting young talents and high quality films, strongly oriented towards the authorial and experimental world.

Super International Teenager Festival 4/20/18
Super began in 2013 due to the desire of teenagers to have a space of their own where to project their films and meet other people that they like and their films. What is specific to Super compared to other festivals, is the only high school students can design their films here, so it’s natural talent, passion, and not sophisticated film schools or any artificial technique. We do not have big budgets or equipment of the highest quality, but our shorts, adolescents are immediate reactions to our world, are experimenting life, where other young people can be found. Festival encourages young people who have already made film, but also those who want to start now, through many workshops and courses.

DreamGalaxy Multicultural Audience Award 3/28/18
The first global multicultural audience award is now accepting stories in any language from any country each month. email:, Submit using this link.  

New Zealand International Film Festival 03/29/18
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 deadline.

Service Through Film Student Film Festival 3/30/18
The Service Through Film Student Film Festival was created to encourage and inspire young filmmakers from across the US by providing them a venue to show off their artistic filmmaking talent while helping serve the community. It provides an outlet to shine a light on social issues, in addition to helping service organizations, NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations), as well as other non-profit agencies magnify their messages. The Service Through Film Student Film Festival celebrates the power of cinema as a creative tool to shine a light on important social issues, people, and groups who are making a positive difference in the community. The festival emphasizes artistic vision in telling these stories through short narrative film (6 min. and under), Public Service Announcements (PSAs), Promotional videos for non-profits, documentary, and animation. It exclusively showcases student work for high school or college students.

Anima Mundi: International Animation Festival 3/30/18
Anima Mundi was created in 1993 with the aim of promoting and disseminating animation in Brazil. In the same year the International Festival of Brazil was created and today is one of the largest in the world in terms of audience. Currently, Anima Mundi also carries out diver initiatives along the year in the areas of education, events and distribution.

Vancouver Queer Film Festival 3/31/18 *free deadline
The Vancouver Queer Film Festival is now accepting film submissions. We want films that confront stereotypes, push boundaries, arouse and tantalize, and above all, highlight the tremendous diversity of queer + trans* stories.