MARCH 2021

River Aire Ten Minute Amateur Film Festival- RATMA (UK) currently taking entries
It only takes 10 minutes to tell a story and often a lot less, RATMA International Film Festival helps up and coming film makers get those stories in front of film fans who would otherwise never get the opportunity to see them.

Women’s Voices Now ongoing
If you have a film you would like to submit to Voices for Change: A Film Collection Advocating Women’s Rights, please click here to fill out the application. (google form- need to log in to google) The Women’s Voices Now Film Archive is a curated selection of unfiltered voices in social-change film. WVN curates this unique archive of 200+ films from around the world with the intention of providing alternative films produced by citizen journalists, activists, and professional filmmakers. The archive educates and activates audiences on global women’s rights issues not found in mainstream media outlets, as well as stories that often face censorship.  Through the power of social-change film, Women’s Voices Now aims to inspire audiences from empathy into action and help to create lasting social change in the realm of women’s rights. Our films are available for streaming anytime, anywhere, for free. If you would like to submit your women’s and girls’ issues film for inclusion in our archive, please fill out this form. The name and photo associated with your Google account will be recorded when you upload files and submit this form.

The Nordic Youth Film Festival – NUFF 2021 submission will be announced soon
Nordic Young Film Festival – NUFF is an annual short film festival for young filmmakers up to 26 years old from the Nordic countries & the world. NUFF has been an important international platform for youth film and a meeting place for many young filmmakers since 2003. 

Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival (Estonia) 3/1/21
Pärnu Film Festival welcomes submissions from all over the world. When selecting films for the festival, organizers will focus on the artistic achievement, also on the high value and quality of the film. We accept documentary films of all lengths. Films may be submitted by filmmakers, producers, distributors or legal entities. To submit your film to the Pärnu Film Festival, please fill the entry form below. Before entering your film, please read through festival regulations. By submitting your film you accept festival regulations.

Dokfilm (Norway) 3/1/21
The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival. We accept all kinds of documentary from student films to professional films. In this form you can registrate your documentary to the Norwegian Documentary Film Festival 2021 (DOKFILM 2021). We accept all kinds of documentary for the registration, from student films to professional films. We ask you kindly to apply as much information as possible to this form, seeing it is necessary for us to have this information to show your movie at the festival.

Super International Teenager Festival 3/1/21
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.

Supertoon International Animation Festival 3/1/21
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.

Madfest 3/7/2021
West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania High School students in grades 10, 11, or 12, are invited to enter their work in the 2021 Media, Art, and Design (MAD) Competition.

New Horizons International Film Festival (Poland) 3/7/21
T-Mobile New Horizons is a festival of film visionaries, of uncompromising artists who have the courage to follow a path of their choice against the current trend and to tell about the most important things using their own unique language. Competitions: New Horizons International Competition, Films On Art International Competition, Polish Short Films Competition, European Shorts Competition.

Ohio Shorts (Columbus, OH) 3/8/21 Ohio filmmakers only
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. Youth and Adult.

Annecy International Animated Film Festival (France) 03/15/21
Feature film category.

Prix Ars Electronica 03/15/21
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.

Animafest Zagreb 3/15/21
Feature Film and VR Projects. The World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb, established in 1972, is the second oldest film festival in the world completely dedicated to animation. Launched thanks to the global reputation of the filmmakers sprung from the Zagreb School of Animation, founded based on the decision of ASIFA, International Animated Film Association, Zagreb Film production company and City of Zagreb, Animafest Zagreb takes place every year early in June.

Short of the Year 03/21/21
PROMOFEST opens the call for entries of SHORT OF THE YEAR – WINTER Every season 50 works will be selected. The winner of each season will be awarded with 250 submissions to film festivals (for free) and will directly become one of the films selected for The Short of the Year. The grand prize consists in 1000 submissions to festivals (for free).

Siggraph Computer Animation Festival (Vancouver) 03/23/21
Be a part of the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater experience by sharing your groundbreaking project and demonstrating your unique approach to storytelling in this well-respected animation showcase. Since 1999, the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival has been recognized as a qualifying festival by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It began as an annual showcase of advances in computer graphics, and it now celebrates the rise of computer graphics as a medium for storytelling in animation, visual effects, games, technical visualization, and more. Submit your best work that educates, entertains, or informs for your chance to be featured in this prestigious showcase. An internationally recognized jury will review your work and award Best in Show, Jury’s Choice, and Best Student Project prizes. Notably, several works originally presented in the Electronic Theater have been nominated for or have received a Best Animated Short Academy Award …Will you be next?

Vancouver Queer Festival 3/31/21
We seek work that confronts stereotypes, pushes boundaries, arouses and tantalizes, and above all, highlights the tremendous diversity of queer artists, locally, nationally and internationally. Online or dvd submission.

Lublin Film Festival (Poland) 3/31/21
The Festival is intended for filmmakers from all over the world. The aim of the Festival is to promote a film repertoire which is original, daring, appealing to viewers, and at the same time novel in its approach to form and content. The Festival is also engaged in a large-scale educational activity, aimed at local community development. Short films and Features. Film Freeway submission. Note: 3/31 deadline has no entry fee. Later deadlines have a fee.

La brigade des images festival 03/31/21
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Brigade of Images 2021: Home detention.
Brigade of images is looking for short films that focus on confinement and lock down.
Send your short films to (about 10 minutes maximum) before March 31, 2021.
Projections in September 2021.