Magmart XI edition 4/7/19
Magmart | video under volcano is an international videoart festival, which over the years has seen the participation of more than 1400 artists from +80 different countries, with thousand submitted videos. The Festival is open to all international videoartists. Between all submitted video, will be done a final selection based on vote of a Jury composed by experts. Any author can participate with max 5 video.
Leiria Film Fest 11/30/18
Held annually at the Miguel Franco Theater (Leiria, Portugal) since 2013, the Leiria Film Fest is an International Short Film Festival focused on fiction, animation and documentary short-films competition, with free entry. In this four-day festival, which is totally dedicated to independent short film cinema’, non-competitive sessions of a wide range of themes and selections with the best films from other partner festivals are also presented. The polished selection of short films has been receiving very positive critics over the years, making the Festival to be constantly sought by an increasing number of filmmakers and producers, with the goal of having their works in competition here.
Strangelove A Queer Festival 12/31/18
Here is your call for a queer celebration of fierce beings! Release your inner fairy or beast! Tease us, poke us! We are uniting again under our lovely and monstrous expressions. Let’s go wild! By exploring gender and sexuality in many of its campy manifestations, Strangelove Festival is back in town and looking for queer artists to enable non-binary identities, instincts and curiosities. Are you a filmmaker, visual artist, musician, writer or performer experimenting queer art in unexpected and gorgeous ways? Then send us your work! Submit via our website! Don’t be deadly, just be cuddly! Show us your love!
San Diego Underground Film Festival 6/16/19
San Diego Underground Film Festival (SDUFF) is San Diego’s premier showcase of experimentation in video, film, and audio based mediums. A strong DIY ethos, combined with an art school brain and a punk rock heart makes the San Diego Underground Film Festival a unique place for films, videos, and audio pieces that strive to push the boundaries of accepted form and content. Films and videos that dissent radically in form or technique will be our priority in selections. Narrative films and documentaries that expand on narrative structure, or cover subjects related to subcultures or esoteric topics; animations both narrative and experimental; experimental films and video art; all will be considered for selection. Films and videos must show a strong sense of authorship. *All animation and under 20 seconds is free year-round. Finished on Film & Installation, Performance & New Media category do not have a submission fee.
2nd Vertical Film Festival, Katoomba, Australia. 21 May 2016. Photo by Natasha Sebire.
This festival is ONLY for tall format, vertical videos.
For example: 1080×1920
There is a lot of good advice for creating and uploading a vertical film on the festival website.
(Films that are not vertical format will not be screened)
3rd Vertical Film Festival
The third Vertical Film Festival will be held in Katoomba in Australia’s Blue Mountains on Saturday 8 December 2018. The formula is the same as when we launched the world’s first competition for vertical film & video in 2014: entries in HD video up to 3 minutes long, created and delivered vertically (9:16) for tall-screen projection in front of an audience, on any theme, in any genre, pushing the creative possibilities of vertical filmmaking. Finalists’ films will also be seen online. Vertical videos longer than 3 minutes may be considered for out of competition screening. In 2014 the movement was just beginning; now vertical videos are on the cusp of going mainstream. Smartphones are used vertically over 90% of the time. But a lot of the “content” is merely widescreen cropped vertically. We want to see how filmmakers explore the potential of the tall-screen. If you’re an independent filmmaker or artist and the vertical format is essential to your creative vision then this opportunity is for you!
SHORT OF THE YEAR – SUMMER 9/21/18
PROMOFEST closes for entries of SHORT OF THE YEAR – SUMMER. The winner will receive a super distribution award consisting in more than 1000 submissions to film festivals worldwide! 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). Once again PROMOFEST wants to help you get your work succeed without having to worry about anything, just enjoy the results. Do not waste more time, if you have a fiction, documentary or animation short film, PROMOFEST support you so we achieve it together. Submission through Click for Festivals site. (link in regulations)
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Tricky Women Animation Festival (Vienna) 10/5/18
Tricky Women is the first and only festival of animated film that is dedicated exclusively to animation by women. Upload via shortfilmdepot or send by post.
World Film Festival (Estonia) 10/15/18
World Film Festival is an event dedicated to the documentary cinema. The festival develops interest towards anthropological, analytical approach to cultures and societies, welcoming documentary film entries from all over the world. Our film program turns attention to cultural exchange as well as representations of other cultures and everyday life across the world. Submit online screener.
Mobile Festival 10/20/18
International festival for films made with mobile phone. The competition is open during the whole year and everyone that will send film made with mobile phone can participate on festival. The duration of the film should be under 10 minutes. Submit online.
Short Short Story Film Festival 10/28/18
The Short Short Story Film Festival celebrates brevity in filmmaking, featuring films from across the globe, lovingly harvested by the folks here at MergingArts Productions. From mini-documentaries to sentimental melodramas to black comedies to animated horror, the festival features succinct presentations of all kinds of short film stories.
Noir Film Festival (Italy) 10/31/18
The Festival’s main aim is the promotion and diffusion of the noir genre in its various forms (crime story, suspense, thriller, horror, fantasy, spy story, whodunit…) in Italy and throughout the world, by presenting previews (in and out of competition), retrospectives, meetings, exhibits, and so forth. Submit by mail with entry form. No short films.
INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMWOCHE REGENSBURG 10/31/18*
International Short Film Week Regensburg aims to present an adequate and representative selection of the enormous diversity of the worldwide short film making in the international competition. For German films there is the German Competition and regional productions can be seen in the “Window To Bavaria” and “Window To The Region”. * note: all categories except international (free until August) are free to enter