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Hi all,
A few new updates….
If you follow me on facebook, at the end of July wordpress stopped support of sending posts to facebook, so you may have noticed new posts aren’t going to fb. It still sends posts to twitter, so you will see them there, along with re-tweets of festival opportunities that have no entry fee. If you would like to receive an email blast for new posts, sign up to follow this blog on the side bar, or wherever it ends up if you are on mobile. ;)

About twitter, you can follow me @noentryfeefests and if you get a chance (personal favor), can you follow @mhschronicle -they are trying to increase their number of followers- you will be supporting aspiring journalism, photography and media students. :) Likewise, if I should follow you, someone else, or if you just want to say hi, you can shoot me a direct message in twitter.

as always- best of luck,

Tokyo Anime Award Festival 10/31/18 short animation
Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2019 (TAAF2019) calls for unique animation works with high potential and strong messages, both feature and short animation, from all over the world. Our aim is to screen high-quality animation works superior in originality, provide opportunities to inspire audience as well as creators, cultivate new talents, and contribute in the development and promotion of animation cultures and industry.

Landshut Short Film Festival 11/1/18
Short films of all genres up to 30 minutes. (FFL charges a fee, not the festival itself). If it is not possible for you to upload the film file to FFL you can send also a secure Vimeo link or a file by e-mail of the submitted film to: Michael Orth

Tokyo Anime Award Festival 11/10/18 feature
Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2019 (TAAF2019) calls for unique animation works with high potential and strong messages, both feature and short animation, from all over the world. Our aim is to screen high-quality animation works superior in originality, provide opportunities to inspire audience as well as creators, cultivate new talents, and contribute in the development and promotion of animation cultures and industry.

Monstra: Lisbon Animated Film Festival 11/11/18
MONSTRA | Lisbon Animated Film Festival is accepting film submissions on its international competitions. The competition categories are: Feature Films, Short Films, Student Short Films, Super Short Films, Short Films for Children and Youth and TV Series.

BUFF Filmfestival 11/15/18
The international film festival for children and young people in Malmö, Sweden.

DOCUDAYS UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 11/20/18
Free submission for the first deadline of the DOCU/UKRAINE -national competition category only. It includes documentaries of varying lengths, created in Ukraine or in co-production with Ukraine.

Slim Cinema Film Festival 11/23/18
We are excited to announce another installment of Slim Cinema, NYC’s first and only vertical film festival, in December 2018!  Our past events have showcased some of the most creative filmmakers and storytellers across the world to a packed house of over 600 attendees.  CREATOR CHALLENGE: Create a visual piece shot in Vertical Composition that tells a narrative. Content can be shot using your equipment of choice (i.e. SLR, red, smartphone, etc.), but aspect ratio must be 9:16 for any submissions to be considered. We want to challenge your creativity to tell an original narrative through vertical visual storytelling. Have fun with it – be creative with the new aspect ratio. Keep in mind the constraints the narrower vertical format may bring to your content – and discover how you can disrupt visual narratives through powerful storytelling.

International Short Film Festival Landau – La.Meko 12/15/18
International Short Film Festival Landau – La.Meko. Since 2001 filmmakers from around the world are invited to send their works to the Short Film Festival La.Meko wich takes place yearly in the beautiful city of Landau in South/West Germany. The La.Meko Festival wants to be a stage for all kinds of short movies and the team takes care that the programme is a delicate mix of entertainment and cultural challenge across all genres. The festival is also known for its enthusiastic audience and its outstanding moderation. There are about six awards (250€-500€). Three of them – including the regional prize – are chosen by a jury and the rest by the votes of the audience.


Factual Animation Film Festival

* Festival charges fees- please note exceptions
FAFF celebrates animated documentary – the only festival of its kind anywhere. Each year, at Ace Hotel London, we screen more than 40 animation and mixed media shorts from around the world to an audience of over 120 industry professionals, students and film fans. Note: free entry to filmmakers resident in Africa (defined as African Union member nations). The code is FAFFRICA. Entry to our Ident competition is free.  However, No Entry Fee Festival readers may use the code FAFF33 for a third off the submission fee.

Factual Animation Film Festival- Ident 10/01/18
Create a “FAFF” video ident / animation sequence. To submit your ident, please email We expect most submissions will be of 5-10 seconds in duration, although especially creative examples of up to 30 seconds are very welcome. EPS files of the FAFF logo and eye can be downloaded here:
You are free to not use the logo and instead create the word/characters “FAFF” in any way you wish. The only rules are that your ident/sequence must contain the text “FAFF” or “FAFF 2018” and involve a blinking eye. The winner will receive a pair of tickets to FAFF 2018 and a bottle of champagne or tea hamper. To submit your ident, please email:


Japan Media Arts Festival

22nd Japan Media Arts Festival 10/5/18
The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee is now accepting entries for the 22nd Japan Media Arts Festival. All artists around the world, without distinction as to professional, amateur, independent, or commercial, are invited to submit their works to the four divisions Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. Eligible works are completed or exhibited within a year before the deadline (October 6, 2017 – October 5, 2018). From each division, the jury committee will select winners of the Grand Prizes, Excellence Awards, and New Face Awards. All awards including Special Achievement Awards and Jury Selections will be announced in March 2019. Each of the winners from the four divisions will receive a trophy and prize money up to 1,000,000 yen, and also win an opportunity to present their works at the Exhibition of Award-winning Works in Tokyo in June 2019.


Hi all-
The following were sent to me by the organizers who confirmed that there is no fee. If you organize any type of festival, screening or something that you thing is related, please fill out the submission form and I will post it on my site.
best of luck,

TBCTV at Somerset House Studios 8/31/18
TBCTV is an installation and performance space in the form of a TV studio, created by Somerset House Studios residents Chloe Lamford, Mel Brimfield and Ewan Jones Morris during Frieze week (03-07 Oct 2018). The sculptural set in the Lancaster Rooms will operate as a publicly accessible exhibition context for embedded screens featuring a regularly updated schedule of moving image work. Playwrights and artists will devise live works for the set, with the same small repertory company of actors appearing in each piece. We are launching an international call for existing single channel film and video work to add to a curated programme that includes work by Tamy Ben Tor, Sol Calero and Dafna Maimon, Kalup Linzy, Mary Reid Kelley, Bedwyr Williams and Rachel Maclean. We are looking for submissions that respond loosely to the broad theme of ‘Television’. We are particularly interested in approaches including performance for camera and expanded script writing practices spanning character-based monologue, adaptation, found footage collage, and repurposing of generic TV formats, but will consider all moving image work of interest. Work under ten minutes is preferable, but longer works considered.

International Trojan Horse Short Film Festival 9/1/18
Trojan Horse International Film Festival aims to encourage young and new film makers who are expected to contribute to the development of their national cinemas; to introduce short movies of different cultures to the audience; to improve intercultural communication through films; to motivate the production of short films; to help short films of various genres and themes to reach as many viewers as possible; to build a high-quality platform to allow for discussions about cinema by organizing workshops, interviews, and panels with competent professionals within the framework of a festival; and to contribute to the promotion of Çanakkale as a cultural brand.

Event takes place October 19,20, 21 2018, from 10am- 8pm at Ritambhara Banquet Hall, Near PVR Cinemas, JVPD Scheme, Juhu, Mumbai -49, Maharashtra, India. Festival includes Screening, Workshop, Expert Guidance, Discussion, Award Ceremony, Promotion.etc.

Metro Film & TV Awards 10/1/2018
A monthly and annual event. The Metro TV & Film Awards are International in scope and support most every type of content from across the globe. Filmmakers have the option to take advantage of Metro’s non-exclusive screening offer. Get your content streamed to over 425,000 Subscribers through Metro’s Connected TV partners on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Android. In addition to Free submissions (see the deadline) Metro also accepts Nominations through it’s online entry form.

Arnow Film Festival 2/8/19
Somerset Community College’s Arnow Conference for the Humanities will hold its second annual film festival as a part of its 2019 conference. The fest will consider all films under 12 minutes in length for inclusion into the Conference fest. The event will take place on Friday and Saturday, April 5th and 6th, 2019. Official selections will be screened on SCC’s Stoner Little Theatre’s “big screen.” There is no submission fee. Official online submission form with submission guidelines is at


Hi all- It’s been about a month or so since I have updated. To those of you who checked in, thank you.  And, in case you were wondering, I have not retired the blog. Here are a few upcoming deadlines, starting with one for today.
best of luck,

FilmAid Film Festival 8/4/18
FilmAid’s Film Festival is a unique opportunity for audiences to experience the compelling stories from refugee, and non-refugee filmmakers. It also presents an opportunity for filmmakers to screen their films for the communities living in Dadaab and Kakuma Refugee Camps, as well as in multiple locations in Nairobi. Short film festival celebrating refugee filmmakers, refugee stories, and opportunities for dialogue.

10th International Inter University Short Film 8/5/18
10th International Inter-University Short Film Festival- 2018 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.

Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival 8/5/18
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.

The Bloody Mary Film Festival 8/7/18
The Bloody Mary Film Festival seeks to showcase the work of Canadian female identifying filmmakers making genre films. We thereby are only accepting films: Directed by Canadian women, Predominately made within Canada

Animation Competition Silk Road International Film Festival 8/10/18
It is one of China’s most influential international film festivals.  Films submitted to the Competition Section should meet the following requirements: Animation Films, No less than 70 minutes. Film released after January 1st, 2017. Format should be 35 mm or DCP (Digital Cinema Package). Global or international premiere works are preferred.

International Animation Festival Aiayu 9/16/18
The Animation Group AJAYU calls film-making and animation video producers to participate in the official contest from the Festival. The animated production must have been made since 2015 up to now. The categories to be evaluated will be: Short films of International animation, Short films of Peruvian animation, Short films of Latin American animation, Short films animated of Thesis or Graduation, Animated short films made by children (Ajayito), Animated feature films, Animated Series.

Animasivo 9/23/18
Animasivo is a platform devoted to experimental and independent animation, in Latin America. The contest continues to focus on presenting the ability of the animated image to subvert,reinvent and explore aesthetics, imaginaries and narrative styles.


Hi all-
Some of the postings below I have had on the list already, but the deadlines are approaching, and I wanted to include in an email blast.

best of luck,

THE WAY 6/29/18
The WAY Film Festival is a week of summer outdoor screenings
of documentary travel and road movies from all over the world. We collect roads and stories.  What is the travel about? Why did you start this journey? And which purposes do you have? Searching of new medical approaches or missing father… We will see how will it be at the end. Just join us on the way

GIRAF 7/15/18
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.

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 7/31/18
Welcome to the hub airport of animation. This autumn, the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2018 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. The festival’s third edition last year received more than 2,000 film entries, which drew more than 33,000 attendance as well as Japanese and international guests. Animated Features.

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)

ANIMAC 10/31/18
International Animation Film Festival of Catalonia is a not-for-profit cultural event organised by Lleida City Council and supported by the Department of Culture of the Government of Catalonia and other public and private bodies.