Hi all-
More updates to continue.

best of luck,

Virginia Film Festival 6/15/20* free to VA filmmakers
Every Fall, the VAFF showcases celebrated new narrative and documentary features, independent and international projects, fresh perspectives on timeless classics, and local filmmakers from throughout Virginia.. Virginia residents (including students at VA schools) are eligible to have their entry fee waived.

Short of the Year 06/21/20
PROMOFEST opens the call for entries of SHORT OF THE YEAR – SPRING. 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).

Virginia Film Festival 7/13/20* free to VA filmmakers
Every Fall, the VAFF showcases celebrated new narrative and documentary features, independent and international projects, fresh perspectives on timeless classics, and local filmmakers from throughout Virginia.. Virginia residents (including students at VA schools) are eligible to have their entry fee waived.

Women Over 50 Film Festival 7/15/20
We’re sorry to say that as because of COVID-19 pandemic this year’s festival is not going to happen in a physical public space.We know that many of you will be disappointed to hear this but we’re determined to create an online film festival that’s just as exciting, accessible and inclusive as our last five festivals have been. WOFFF20 hasn’t been cancelled; it’s been transformed. Everyone is eligible to submit a film or screenplay. There’s no upper or lower age limit and it’s not only open to women. As long as your film centres on a woman over 50 or part of your core creative team is female and over 50, your film is eligible. Your film should: be under 15 minutes for animation or experimental films, be under 20 minutes for dramas, be under 25 minutes for documentaries. Our new screenwriting competition is open for submissions! Send us your 5 minute, not-yet-filmed, short drama script. Your script must have a woman over 50 at the ❤️ of it on the page or a woman over 50 as the writer. Free submissions in student category.

GIRAF 7/15/20
Is looking for animation submissions, in all styles, genres, lengths, and mediums. Our programs are a strong, eclectic mix of animation, representing the best of the medium from claymation to CG. We focus on presenting independent animation that pushes boundaries through the use of new techniques, unique visions, and stimulating subject matter.

CINE HORROR Film Festival 7/31/20
The CINE HORROR Film Festival is dedicated exclusively to genre productions (horror, suspense, trash, B-movies, fantasy, science fiction and thrillers). It takes place in the city of Salvador, Brazil.Non-Brazilian films must have/provide subtitles. The submissions should be sent to the following e-mail address: cinehorrorfestival(at)gmail.com;

Mequinensa International Film Festival 7/31/20
Mequinensa International Film Festival is an international festival of short films that will be held in Mequinenza (Spain). It will take place on September 28th to 31th 2020. The festival is organized by FilmFactory and is sponsored by Mequinenza City Council. The festival is totally free to attend.

Hsin-Yi Children’s Animation Awards 8/31/20
All it takes is a good story to enrich a child’s spirit and create beautiful memories. Join the Hsin-Yi Foundation as we make that story come to life in animation. We aim to improve both the quality of video entertainment targeted at children and their ability to appreciate it. At the same time, we want to award talented people who contribute to animations and videos around the world for providing a more diverse selection of good material for children.


To all-
While  some of these festivals are posting calls for in-person events, many have statements on their sites that they may move to online, or make other adjustments due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Reminder, you can subscribe to email blasts- right hand side of blog- but  if you wish to stop receiving emails., you can choose “unsubscribe” at the bottom of the email to stop receiving them.

best of luck,

DreamGalaxy TV Ongoing
global multicultural educational media streaming platform seeks authentic stories in any language to support Covid-19 homeschooling and summer learning. Topics sought range from kids animations to languages, entrepreneurship, travel, STEM and policy documentaries.

POOL INTERNATIONAL Dancefilm Festival 6/14/2020
Every year POOL presents a selection of fascinating dance film productions from all over the world, making the event a meeting place for creatives in the fields of dance, film, fashion and advertisement. The focus of the festival is on films that not only record dance but create independent filmchoreographies through the intense interplay between dance and cinematic tools like camera and editing.

MOTELx – Lisbon International Horror Film Festival 6/15/20
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.

Doclisboa 6/30/20
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.

Kaboom Animation Festival (Amsterdam) 7/01/20
Kaboom Animation Festival 2020 edition. Ranging from cutting-edge experimental arthouse to colorful stories for families and kids, Kaboom will cater to the animation needs of all. There will be a boutique edition of the festival in November 2020, followed by a full-scale edition in Spring 2021. Note: The Call is open till 1 July (for the 2020 edition) / 1 October (for the 2021 edition).

Fredrikstad Animation Festival (Norway) 07/01/2020
Fredrikstad Animation Festival is the leading festival for animated film in the Nordic region, dating back to 1994 and the festival Animerte Dager in Oslo, Norway. Submission deadline for short films, student films and commissioned films

Vilnius Film Shorts 07/01/20
*early bird free entry deadline
Vilnius International Short Film Festival is now inviting to submit films for the upcoming 14th edition and its two competition programmes – International and National. Filmmakers can submit fiction, documentary, animation, experimental and hybrid genre films up to 30 min. which are completed after January 2019.

Duhok International Film Festival (Duhok, Kurdistan)
We are sorry to announce that the 8th Duhok International Film Festival has to be cancelled due to the ongoing corona pandemic. This year´s edition was supposed to take place in September 2020 and will be postponed for a year. This crisis affects all parts of our global society. In particular, we do not want to endanger the health of all guests, festival staff and any society. Our film festival thrives on the physical encounter of local and international filmmakers with the audience in Duhok. Whatever happens over the next few months, the opportunities for this international exchange will be immensely limited.Therefore, we will dedicate this year to a deep preparation for the festival in 2021.

Viennale 7/31/20
The Viennale International Film Festival Vienna – is a NON-COMPETITIVE FILM FESTIVAL.It is acknowledged by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF). The Viennale’s main program presents films of all genres and formats (presented in original version with English and/or German subtitles). The Viennale’s festival program mainly consists of films participating BY INVITATION.

PRIMANIMA is a festival, which is exclusively dedicated to up-and-coming animation artists from all over the world! The competition programme of PRIMANIMA is divided between- WORKSHOP AND STUDENT WORKS (stuff you make during your studies or at animation workshops) DIPLOMA FILMS (the film you finish your academic studies with) DÉBUT ANIMATIONS (your first film made without school background) FILMS FOR CHILDREN (your student, diploma or first film made for children) PRIMANIMA will take place for the 6th time in the town of Budaörs (in the suburbs of Budapest, Hungary)

Holebikort short film contest 7/31/20
Holebikort is an international LGBT-themed short film contest that is organized during the LGBT film festival of Flemish-Brabant.

Panorama Coisa de Cinema 8/01/20
The Panorama Internacional is a competitive festival of shorts and features – national and international.

Trans Film Fest Stockholm 8/01/20
Send us your films for Trans Film Festival Stockholm 2020! We’re hoping to be able to hold our autumn festival later in the year.

Fredrikstad Animation Festival (Norway) 08/01/20
Fredrikstad Animation Festival is the leading festival for animated film in the Nordic region, dating back to 1994 and the festival Animerte Dager in Oslo, Norway.  Feature film deadline.

MOTELx – Lisbon International Horror Film Festival 8/1//20
Extended deadline, only for Best Portuguese Horror Short Film 2020 / Méliès d’argen. Use form at top of linked page. 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.

MotelX microSHORTS Award 8/2/20
In a time of social confinement, MOTELX decided to resurrect the microSHORTS Award to see how far imagination and horror can go trapped between four walls. Make a horror microSHORT of up to 2 minutes with your mobile phone or tablet and send it to films@motelx.org. The winning short film will be screened at the Closing Ceremony of MOTELX – Lisbon International Horror Film Festival’s 14th edition! Submit your films until 2 August, with no fear.

Bang Awards 8/31/20
Directed at digital arts and Multimedia, BANG combines new technology and the magic of animated films. It aims at bringing together different audiences, as are the films that we are sent. Our audience is truly wide and varied, since school children to adults looking for inspiration; from teenagers to whom new technology is the future, to senior citizens that allow themselves to be amazed by new worlds.

Kaboom Animation Festival (Amsterdam) 10/01/20
Kaboom Animation Festival 2021 edition. Ranging from cutting-edge experimental arthouse to colorful stories for families and kids, Kaboom will cater to the animation needs of all. ! In 2021, our beloved Kaboom Animation Festival will move to March.  (for the 2021 edition).

Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival 7/23/2021
The Festival caters to the art of short filmmaking that visualizes some aspect or aspects of Iranian “Heritage”, which includes the arts, culture, history, crafts geography, cuisine, and lifestyle. Calling on individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life to submit short films, less than 9 minutes in length, visualizing some aspect of Iranian art, culture, and heritage, that will inspire and spark the audience’s interest in learning more about Iranian culture.

Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality

Hi all- my son Henri is an artist, journalist and aspiring interactive artist. Last night he made me aware of this project, where game creators of all types have donated their work to a downloadable bundle- all proceeds from donations will go to organizations in the fight for Racial Justice and Equality.

While donating to two important groups: NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Community Bail Fund – you are also purchasing an incredible bundle which is a collection of creative games as well as creation tools. My son immediately donated to this, and then asked me to spread the word.

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I have not gone through all the contributors, and admittedly am not familiar with most of them, but when scrolling through the bundle I was impressed with the creativity. One that I was familiar with, was Art Sqool, by Julian Glander a Brooklyn based illustrator and animator whose work I have always admired. His game, where you draw in response to assignments, and are graded by a professor, is part of the collection- it sells on Steam for 11.99, to give some idea of the value of this collection.

Since last night, more games have been added, so the total before starting this post was 1000 games. The games are downloads, not Steam codes.

There is truly something for everyone. So check out some fun games, explore the artistic potential of the collection, and  help a good cause, There is a button for sending as a gift to your favorite gamer.

Donations start at a very minimal 5.00- but this collection is worth, literally, thousands. Check it out, and donate what you can.


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From the site:
Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality
We live in a time of racial injustice, inequality, and police brutality against black people. We hope that everyone takes a stand in any way that they can. We’ve partnered with creators from all across our platform to support organizations that are working directly with those affected.

We reached out to our community and an unprecedented number of creators donated over 740 projects to be part of what we believe is the largest bundle ever. Over $3,400 of paid works are available Pay-what-you-want with a minimum donation amount of $5.

All proceeds will be donated to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Community Bail Fund split 50/50.

Please note: No Steam (or other external keys) will be given for bundle purchases. Only direct downloads will be available on the itch.io page.

If you’re looking for more ways to help try here:https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/


What is itch.io? itch.io is an open marketplace for independent digital creators with a focus on independent video games. Learn more

If you’re a developer who is interested in adding their project to the bundle please reply to the top-level post in this thread.

Update – finally

Hi all-
I’m back, I guess. :-) Like a lot of people, I was, kind of, on pause. I don’t have a lot to say about that, but if you have an initiative, especially in response to current events- such as an online virtual festival, workshop, talk, themed screenings, please reach out by email to: noentryfeefestivals(at)gmail.com, with anything related to films, festivals and supporting artists and filmmakers that you think I should know about.

The festival landscape is changing, temporarily at least, in response to the current pandemic as well as other factors, I am sure. Some festivals are moving to a different date, while some are hosting their festival online. If you don’t charge an entry fee to submit to your festival and would like your call for entries to be featured, you can submit a posting request on the noentryfeefestivals.com site.

As I am updating, some festivals are working on their usual schedule and others are revising their schedule. The Womanimation festival will resume next summer, and the Adobe Design Achievement Awards will announce their competition later in the year, possibly November.

The 2nd Warsaw Animation Film Festival, organized by Ewelina Leszczynska and Tessa Moult-Milewska is accepting entries until June 10th (!!!!), so if you have an animated film, please send it in ASAP. The festival will take place online, 8/27-9/02.

As always- pay close attention to deadlines and to restrictions, as some festivals suspend the fee for certain submission windows, like early bird, and some for specific categories. In the case of the festivals listed here, the Chinese American Film festival does not charge a fee for films submitted on or before the early bird deadline of June 12th, and the San Diego Underground Film Festival has one category, finished on film, where they waive the entry fee, Tirana International Documentary film festival has a single no fee category, In Albania and Countryfest Animated Cyprus has one no fee category: Cyprus film, for national animated shorts.

New Chitose, the airport animation festival has animation categories for- VR, GIF and digital comics, and this year are adding a new category for animated movie installations.

Lastly, RATMA, which I have featured for several years, is continuing their mission to both support up and coming filmmakers as well as raise money for a great cause.

Best of luck in all your endeavors,

Womanimation! Postponed
Womanimation! is a festival showcasing acclaimed animated short film stories created by women from around the world. The twelfth edition of Womanimation! will take place in June 2021. We will be accepting entries starting in Spring 2021. In the meantime, enjoy our weekly broadcast and podcast of Spoiler Alert Radio, conversations on the craft of filmmaking.

Warsaw – Amondo Cinema 6/10/20
The 2nd Warsaw Animation Film Festival is now accepting submissions. The deadline for sending films is the 10th of June 2020. The festival will feature three categories of international competitions for animated shorts:: Professional Competition, Student & Young Competition, Horror Film Competition (accepting films from the last 5 years).

Chinese American Film Festival 6/12/20
The Chinese American Film Festival (CAFF) is the most authoritative and influential annual Chinese American cultural event connecting two of the world’s largest film markets. Please note, you may submit free through filmfreeway until June 12th, for the early bird deadline- both short films and features- but once that deadline has past you will have to pay a fee.

San Diego Underground Film Festival 6/16/20
San Diego Underground Film Festival (SDUFF) has one category with no submission fee, finished on film. Accepted formats are Regular 8, Super 8, and 16MM. There is no restriction on duration, completion date, or premiere status.Films must be exhibited on film stock. To enter this category, please use the submission form on the website: found here- SDUFF: Finished on Film 2020. 

Adobe Design Achievement Awards
The exact opening date of the 2020 program has not yet been determined, but it’s currently targeted for November 2020. To be notified, sign up for our official email, here. You can also follow us on social (@adobeawards on all platforms).

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. All other submissions that not fulfilled this criteria will be disqualified. Extended deadline, filmfreeway link.

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 6/30/20
Welcome to the hub airport of animation. This autumn, the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 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. In addition to short and student works, VR films, GIF, and motion digital comics, and movie installations with the technique of animation can be submitted.. Animated Short Film.

River Aire Ten Minute Amateur Film Festival- RATMA (UK) 6/30/20
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. We have been Keighley’s film festival since 2013 and now, as part of Keighley Arts and Film Festival we have doubled the public venues around town and look forward to welcoming even more viewers this year.

Countryside Animafest Cyprus 6/30/20
Cyprus films, is a category for national animated shorts created in Cyprus, this deadline is for that category only.

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival  7/31/20
Welcome to the hub airport of animation. This autumn, the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 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. Animated Feature.

The 8th Annual Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition

The 8th Annual Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition 8/31/2020
2020 is Ó Bhéal’s eleventh year screening International poetry-films, and the eighth year featuring this competition. Up to thirty films will be shortlisted and screened during the festival in November 2020. One winner will receive the Indie Cork / Ó Bhéal prize for best Poetry-Film. Submissions are open from: 1st May – 31st August 2020. You may submit as many entries as you like. Films must interpret, or convey a poem which must be present in its entirety (audibly and/or visually), having been completed no earlier than 1st of May 2018. Entries may not exceed 10 minutes in duration. Non-English language films will require English subtitles. The shortlist will be announced during October 2020. One overall winner will receive the Ó Bhéal award for best poetry-film. Shortlisted films will be screened (and the winner announced) at the 8th Winter Warmer poetry festival (27th-29th Nov 2020)..Entry is FREE to anyone, and should be made via email to poetryfilm [at] obheal.ie – including the following info in an attached word document: Name and duration of Film, Month & Year completed, Name of Director, Country of origin, Contact details, Name of Poet, Name of Poem, Synopsis, Filmmaker biography and a Link to download a high-resolution version of the film.**If you are sending a vimeo or youtube link, etc, please ensure that the download button is enabled. All films not shortlisted by the judges are permanently deleted directly after the adjudication process. The Judges for this years competition are poet/playwright/filmmaker Dairena Ní Chinnéide & poet/filmmaker Paul Casey.



Dear Filmmakers, Artists-
I wanted to let you know about a project initiated by the organizers of the Vertical Film Festival to create a crowd-sourced VERTICAL format film TOMORROW, May 1st- May Day. All films need to be shot on May first. https://bit.ly/2VOZUzm

Please participate and share! 

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Be well, stay safe!

PS- Vertical format only (aka Tall, Portrait), and must be shot on MAY 1st, as an expression of the world at this moment.

updates, feb to may

Telefilm Talent to Watch Canada 2/4/20
Reel Asian’s Telefilm Talent to Watch application is currently open. Reel Asian will select an applicant that the festival will recommend to Telefilm’s Talent to Watch program. The required elements for the recommendation submission can be downloaded below. The complete guidelines, eligibility and the required elements for Telefilm’s Talent to Watch can be reviewed here.

Countryside Animafest Cyprus  2/29/20
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. nternational short film Competition. National Competition, workshop films and student projects (Cypriots only)

Avanca Trailer in Motion Competition Portugal) 4/13/20
Trailers- works should have less than 3 minutes. Trailers of all film categories will be admitted. Video clips – works should have up to 6 minutes. NOTE: All trailers sent with the submitted films will be considered for this competition. Each candidate should send the trailer or video clip using the submissions platforms or using a file transfer service (www.wetransfer.com, http://www.myairbridge.com). film freeway entry

International Inter University Short Film 4/24/20
International Inter-University Short Film Festival- organized by Dhaka University Film Society is a festival to promote and inspire the work of University going filmmakers with the slogan “Take Your Camera, Frame Your Dream”. This edition of IIUSFF has been organized with the support and partnership from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

M Film Festival  4/30/20 (opens 4/1)
M Film Festival is an international film festival in Matosinhos, Portugal, exclusively dedicated to a 1-minute film, including credits, with free submission and prize money. The competition is open to all countries and the festival is organized by Orfeão de Matosinhos.

AT&T Film Awards 5/1/20
Recognizes aspiring creators who are shaping the future of entertainment through innovative and immersive filmmaking while sharing their unique stories. We are supporting and rewarding excellence in filmmaking with $60,000 in cash prizes, including a trip to the AT&T Film Awards finale session at Warner Bros. Studios in June for each of the category winners, mentoring, and a chance to take home the coveted AT&T Film Awards trophy.

Imaginaria- International Animated Film Festival 5/15/20
IMAGINARIA 2018 – Call for Entries for Feature Films, Short Films, Children Films, Student Films.

LINOLEUM International Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival 5/15/20
(opening in March)
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

Fantoche International Animation Film Festival 5/15/20
Fantoche searches for the best animated short films from all over the world every year. Animated shorts of all kind and techniques are eligible for Fantoche’s 2020 competitions if they’ve been completed after 31 March 2019 and last no longer than 40 minutes.

april updates

Matsalu Nature Film Festival 4/1/20
The Matsalu Nature Film Festival (MAFF) is an annual nature film event held in Estonia. It has been named after the nearby Matsalu National Park, which is one of largest bird sanctuaries in Europe.

All American High School Film Festival 4/1/20* free submission deadline
This year New York City is hosting the second annual ALL-AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL FILM FESTIVAL, giving students a chance to showcase their short films on the big screen. Online submission preferred.

Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival 4/6/19
The first showcase of avant-garde and experimental cinema in Turkey. It is led by a group of artists who aim to change the landscape of cinema in Istanbul through filmmaking and networking. We hope to create a platform that allows artists and filmmakers to produce and showcase works for aesthetic and philosophical purposes rather than for profit.

Reel Asian Film Festival(Canada) 4/10/20 * no submission fee deadline (opens 4/1 )
A showcase dedicated to contemporary Asian cinema and media arts from Asia, North America and all over the world. We invite you to submit new independent films and videos of all genres by and/or about East, South and Southeast Asians.We welcome films and videos of all genres, including but not limited to: narrative, documentary, short, animation, experimental, etc. DVD submission or link to online screener.

Croatian One Minute Film Festival 4/15/20
Do you find one-minute film form challenging, interesting and creative? You have always wondered what can be filmed in only one minute? Send us your films and be part of the global one-minute magic. We hope you’ll be able to be our guests personally during 26th CROATIAN ONE-MINUTE FILM FESTIVAL. You’re kindly requested to inform all your friends and people you know who might be interested in making one-minute films and participating at our festival.

Golden Apricot International Film Festival(Armenia) 04/15/20
We welcome films representing diverse ethnic groups, religions, and nations that depict the human experience, daily lives of people, both ordinary and extraordinary, their troubles and joys, as they try to find meaning in a changing world, struggling to redefine themselves in a world that recognizes fewer and fewer boundaries.

NAFF: Neum Animated Film Festival 4/15/20
Festival has two parts: Working part of festival where children can learn animation techniques and make their own cartoons and Competition part of festival where cartoons from all over the world are presented. Cartoon selection is done by children who attend the Working part of festival. They also make decisions about all awards except for Jury award.

International Short Film Festival of Bueu(Spain) 4/15/20
All kind of short films can participate in the festival, irrespective of genres (except documentaries). Works will not be more than 30 minutes long. Those short films whose language is different of Spanish or Galicien must be subtitled in one of them or in English.Participants can present the number of works that they want. (shortfilmdepot)

Xsection Film Festival 4/15/20* free submission deadline
Xsection: A Dance and Science Film Festival sparking interdisciplinary collaboration between dance – science – film. The methodologies of scientific research and dance creation are abstract. Films can document visual forms and create a tangible record of these concepts. The vision of XSFF is to archive the expression of current scientific findings and instigate with dancemakers on topical scientific issues – space exploration – medical advancements- fundamental principles. The platform is open to interpretation as long as artists are collaborating across disciplines of science and dance. A night of interdisciplinary mingling.

FAITO doc FESTIVAL(Italy) 4/15/20
The theme of the 13th edition of Faito Doc Festival is metamorphosis. Throughout the centuries, writers like Ovid, Apuleius and Kafka chose metamorphosis as one of the themes of their works. But how do the filmmakers of today see metamorphosis? What does it represent for them? Is it a concept related to mythology, literature, arts, magic or science? Is it a philosophical, political or therapeutic notion? Is it a mutation, a modification, a transformation of nature, of genre, of geography, of culture? A shift from one physical state or felling to another? A switch from pacifist to violent and vice versa? Is it metamorphosis somehow connected to the idea of revolution? How can you elude the image of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly

New Zealand International Film Festival 04/24/20
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. NZ/AUSTRALIA/PACIFIC ISLANDS DEADLINE

Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (Korea) 4/30/20
The Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) is presented by the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival Organizing Committee and hosted by the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival Executive Committee. Feature Films and Shorts. Types of films Animation , Documentary, Narrative fiction. Genre: Fantastic, Horror, Mystery, Phantasy, Science fiction, Thriller.

Turku Animated Film Festival 4/30/20
We are looking for original, bold, uncompromising & inventive animated shorts under 30 minutes to compete for Grand Prix, Best Professional Film, Best Student Film, Tough Eye award and Audience award. In addition, the festival programme consists of a seductive selection of carefully selected special programme screenings, workshops, discussions, exhibitions and escpecially parties. TAFF takes place in the hometown of the renowned Turku Arts Academy. Our venue is a beautifully restored old factory milieu by the River Aura in Turku, Finland.

Miscon International Short Film Festival(Missoula, Montana) 04/30/20
Our mission here at the MisCon International Short Film Festival is simple: to provide a rewarding place for innovative and creative beings from all over planet Earth to display their talents in the Art of Film making. Entries may be in any style, but they must be related in some fashion to the following genres: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or Horror. Entries must be longer than 1 minute, and shorter than 30 minutes.

Curtas International Film festival(Portugal)  04/30/20
Note: only one free category- Take One (school films, until 30 minutes, by Portuguese film students, national or in film schools abroad).

Film Festival della Lessinia(Verona) 4/30/20
The theme of the Film Festival della Lessinia is: mountains and faraway lands. Eligible for the Festival are both films and videos (features, shorts, documentaries, animated films) that represent, emphasize, and encourage the understanding of social, linguistic, human, economic, environmental, natural, historical, and artistic realities pertaining to the mountains or to other lands far from urban centres, as well as of the traditions, customs, and habits of the people who live in the mountains and in other distant lands.

Shortynale Klosterneuburg 4/30/20
Shortynale is a shortfilm festivals for movies up to 30min running time. It takes place in Klosterneuburg Austria, very close to Vienna. There is a national and a international competition.

VIDEOEX Intl. Experimental Film & Video Festival, Zurich 1/31/20
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.

Animafest Zagreb 2/1/20
Short Film Category. 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.

Comic Con International Film Festival 02/01/20
Judged by a panel of industry luminaries, the CCI-IFF accepts genre-related films in the following categories: Action/Adventure, Animation, Comics-Oriented, Documentary (Pop Culture–Related), Horror/Suspense, Humor, and Science Fiction/Fantasy. 4 DVD’s- by mail or email link and application.

Transilvania International Film Festival (Romania) 2/1/20
(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.

Animayo: 2/1/20
The call for entries is already open for the International Film Contests Animayo 2019, Qualifying festival for the OSCAR® in the animated short film category.  Animayo winners will be eligible for consideration in the “Animated Short Film” of the Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules. Exclusive for applying to works of 2D animation, 3D animation, visual effects, experimental, advertising, animated spots, music videos and video games cinematics.

Cell Phone Cinema (New Delhi) 2/06/20
Shooting a Film/Music Video / News/ Still Image on MOBILE PHONE, 3 minutes maximum, Shooting Technique: Mobile Phone (cell phone), Purpose: To unleash the creative spark of the participants by using nontraditional means of technology like the Cell Phone and create both motion and still imagery., The Task: Participants can shoot a Video (max. 3 minutes) or Still Picture using a mobile phone. The entries for the competition will revolve around the realm of: Fiction / Music Video, Reality / Electronic News Gathering, Still Image. Online submission.

First Take Shorts Series 2/13/20
The Ambler Theater presents a short film series dedicated to showcasing the best local filmmakers in the Greater Philadelphia Area. The First Take Shorts Series aims to screen films by filmmakers from all different types of skill levels & backgrounds. Whether you’re a first time filmmaker, a student, or a seasoned professional, we want to show your film on the big screen. Our series is always on the lookout for narratives, documentaries, animations, or music videos that display a fresh artistic vision. Films must have a local connection.

Krakow Film Festival (KFF), 2/15/20
*note free submission only for polish films. The Krakow Film Festival aims to review and promote documentary, short animated and fiction films. The films are screened in four competitions as well as non-competitive sections. Deadline
for films made after 31 October 2019

Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2/15/20
The Annecy International Animation Film Festival (French: Festival International du Film d’Animation d’Annecy, abbreviated as AIAFF) was created in 1960 and takes place at the beginning of June in the town of Annecy, France. Initially occurring every two years, the festival became an annual event in 1998. It is one of the four international animated film festivals sponsored by the Association Internationale du Film d’Animation(or ASIFA, the International Animated Film Association). Short, TV, Graduation and Commissioned Films.

First Nations Fiom and Video Festival 2/15/20
Any film or video of any genre or length may be submitted as long as the Director is enrolled in a Native American tribe or of proven Native American descent. (Producers or Distributors may submit on the Director’s behalf.) Please read APPLICATION for what defines “Native American” for FNFVF, Inc.

Carballo interplay 2/16/20
There takes place Carballo Interplay, a digital contents festival that became the first webseries festival in Spain. Its contents go beyond serialised fiction and aim to explore the possibilities of the Internet as a medium for storytelling, the most transgressive humour, non-fiction, digital culture, video heritage and interactive audiovisual performance, always with the video as a foundation.

Hamburg International Short Film Festival 02/20/20
it is that time of year again: the 35th Hamburg International Shortfilmfestival is opening its eyes and submission pages. We are very much looking forward to receiving your shorts – fictional, documentary, experimental, hybrid – we would love to see all know and yet to be discovered genres and formal tidbits.  Please make sure that your submission is actually downloadable since we absolutely need a file to be able to process your submission.

Tabor Film Festival is looking for short films any genre up to 30 minutes lenght. It is coming back to his roots in to castle of Veliki Tabor (Desinić). Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre and organized by GOKUL association and with the assistance of the Museums of Hrvatsko Zagorje, Krapina-Zagorje County, city of Desinić, town Zabok and other public and private partners.

Dead by Dawn 2/21/20
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!

London Lesbian Film Festival 2/28/20
The London Lesbian Film Festival is a celebratory gathering at which we project our images, challenge our politics, and reflect upon our lives. The festival aims to portray the richness and diversity of lesbian experiences and to strengthen our communities. The Festival is held every year in London, Ontario, Canada. Online submission form. Submissions accepted ongoing.

Fest Anca Internacional Animation Festival 2/29/20
Fest Anča International Animation Festival is unique in being the only Slovak multimedia festival focused on animated film targeted mainly at a mature audience. The festival aims to raise awareness about animated film as an autonomous art form, and to educate about its multiple types and aspects.