September updates…

WENIFF – West Nordic International Film Festival 9/10/17
WENIFF is pleased to announce that call for entries is now open. We invite authors of documentaries, short fictions, animations and experimental film to submit their works for consideration. Films can be submitted using partner submission FILMFREEWAY at

Horror-on-Sea Film Festival, Essex, United Kingdom 09/15/17
If you would like us to consider your film for inclusion in the HOSFF 2015, when submitting – please include a brief synopsis of your film, including the name of the Director, the year your film was completed and your full contact details.

View Conference: View Awards (Italy) 09/15/17
VIEW Conference, the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX. Best Short: If you have made an animated short, a music video or a commercial using 2D/3D animation. We are interested in receiving your work. This contest is open to students and professionals. Maximum length 30 minutes. The best short will be evaluated on these categories: best design, best environments and best character. Social Contest: A short, video clip or commercial focusing on social themes. Game Contest: The game with the best gameplay, design and mechanics will win 500 euros. Best short by Italian artists: Italianmix is dedicated to the work of Italian artists made between 1 Jan 2015 and 15 September 2017. The work can be animated, experimental or documentary. maximum length is 30 minutes. Works need to have been made between 1 Jan 2015 and 15 September 2017.

Nihilist Film Festival (Los Angeles) 9/15/17
“If you’ve made a video that has appalled and offended other film festivals,”
says Nihilist Film Festival organizer Elisha Shapiro, “we’re looking for you.”
Artists and video-makers who want to submit videos for this year should send
an unprotected DVD (ntsc) copy to the: Nihilist Film Festival, Box 36422, Los Angeles, CA 90036, Include a self-addressed-stamped envelope if you want your DVD returned.

Animateka Film Festival (Slovenia) 09/20/2017
The call for short animated films in the Regional Short Animated Film Competition programme, the European Young Talents Competition programme, and The Elephant International Children’s Film Competition programme is officially open!

Gijon International Film Festival 9/20/17
Free entry for national competition and for those made in Asturias and/or by producers or filmmakers from Asturias, and produced after January 1st 2016.





Fur-Reality (Cincinnati, Ohio) *currently accepting entries for October event
Animation Mini-Festival. This event is a showcase of indie and student animation films which will be playing at Fur Reality this year. We’re currently accepting submissions to be featured in our Mini-Festival. All convention attendees are welcome to come and watch. The films do not need to be limited to furry or anthropomorphic content. Also, to keep it safe for a wide range of ages, no adult content please. Check site for submission rules.

Reanimania (Yerevan, Armenia) 8/31/17*features
ReAnimania festival aims to facilitate the development of animation art, educate a new generation of world class animators and provide a forum for presenting works of Armenian animators in the international arena as well as introduce examples of the world’s finest animated films to the Armenian audience. Feature films category- the deadline is 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time) on August 31, 2017.

Interference Festival (Poland) 9/1/17
An open international competition under the headline “Freedom of Form”, organised as part of the Interference Festival, inviting entries of visual works in one of four main competition categories. 1. FOUND FOOTAGE [max 5 mins], 2. VIDEO CLIP [max 10 mins], 3. CREATIVE ADVERTISING PIECE [max 5 mins], 4. EXPERIMENTAL SHORT VISUAL PIECE [max 8 mins], Submission online or by post.

VJ Battle Open Call 9/1/17
We hereby announce an open call for International Competition VJ Battle organized within 4th edition of Interference Festival!. Send us your short bio, nickname and a few minute visual demo. From submitted entries, our Jury will choose eight finalists who will face each other during exhilarating final in Gdańsk! The prize pool is 2500 PLN. Join and face with the best ones! download: VJ-battle-terms-and-conditions-2017 (doc)

Columbus Moving Image Art Review (CMIAR) 9/1/17
Central Ohio Artists Only. Screening for local filmmakers. Make sure to visit the submission page to download the form and send your high quality downloadable video link (no youtube links) or DVD at any time up to the deadline. Send in your new or old animations – videos – films, or propose an a/v performance. If it uses light and it moves it is fair game; video, film, animation, documentary, narrative, experimental, student, and professional. We aim to celebrate what central Ohio has to offer with no time constraints, no subject constraints. Central Ohio Artists Only.

Linea d’Ombra-Festival Culture Giovani 9/7/17
Short fiction film competition shorts with a length of up to 20 minutes produced in Europe between 2016 and 2017.

International Film Festival zubrOFFKa 9/10/17
Foreign Film Deadline. We are now accepting submissions for the International Short Film Festival ŻUBROFFKA. On behalf of the organizers we are inviting artists to submit their films for the competitions. Apart from the Grand Prix of the festival and awards in particular competitions there will be special prizes for the best animation, documentary, fiction, cinematography and music, there will also be the Wild Bison Audience Award. Online Submission.

Torino Film Festival 9/15/17
The Festival pays particular attention to emerging cinemas and young filmmakers. In its competitive sections, it promotes awareness of films by new directors whose works are characterized by strong formal and stylistic research.

PLAY – Lisbon’s International Kids Film Festival 9/30/17
PLAY – Lisbon’s International Kids Film Festival is a Portuguese film festival, exclusively dedicated to children and youth, determined to promote the access to culture for a younger audience through Cinema, and intends to be a national reference in the pedagogical and leisure field.

International Film Festival zubrOFFKa 10/1/17
Polish Films. We are now accepting submissions for the International Short Film Festival ŻUBROFFKA. On behalf of the organizers we are inviting artists to submit their films for the competitions.

Japan Media Arts Festival 10/05/2017
The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of MediaArts (=Media Geijutsu) that honors outstanding works in the four divisions of Art, Entertainment,Animation, and Manga, as well as providing a platform for appreciation of the works that have won awards.

Tulsa International Animation Festival 1/28/17
Features short film animations submitted locally and from around the world. Animations may be stop-motion, Claymation, 2-D animation, 3-D animation or cut-outs, to name a few. Videos MUST be 5:00 minutes or less. We will not accept any entries that are trailers for a longer animated film. It must be the original (5min or less) film.

recent updates

VideoDrome ongoing
VIDEODROME is a London screening event dedicated to showcasing moving image artists of all styles and interests in a dynamic & interactive space. From traditional narrative shorts & animation, to video art and anything in between, the only thing to expect is the unexpected. VIDEODROME does not categorize or put a theme on our screenings. Different styles and mediums follow one another, letting all works stand out beyond their genre. ONLY THREE RULES: 1. Max 10 minutes, 2. Min 1 second, 3. Don’t be boring. Email submission


Filminute  8/31/17
Filminute is the international one minute film festival that showcases, awards and promotes the best one minute films from around the world. Filminute is built to generate the largest amount of exposure possible for the one minute filmmakers and the collection of one minute films showcased, shortlisted, and awarded by an international jury and the public.

SPE Film and Video Festival 8/31/17*
The Society for Photographic Education (SPE) has featured a film and video festival of innovative and provocative short documentaries, animation and fiction as part of the Annual Conference since 1995. The festival began as the SPE Women’s Film and Video Festival and evolved into a festival featuring work curated by the organization’s three caucuses, the Women’s Caucus, Multicultural Caucus and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Caucus. The Society for Photographic Education is the primary academic organization for photographic media professionals and the Annual Conference draws 1200-1500 participants annually. The conference theme for 2018 is Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood. *free for SPE members



Reminder- Deadline approaching

Just a quick reminder that the deadline for Animage is approaching tomorrow.

best of luck,



Animage Festival (Brazil) 8/8/17
The ANIMAGE – VIII International Animation Festival of Pernambuco will take place in Recife – Brazil, from November 10th to 19th, 2017. It will include Competitive and Non-competitive Screenings of national and international animation films, in addition to special sessions, masterclass, exhibition and animation workshops for both beginners and professionals.

Shared Sight

Shared Sight International Short Film Festival 08/24/17
SHARED SIGHT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL- international open call
The first edition of Shared Sight is going to take place at MATCA artspace, Colectiva Gazette and Gazette in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. We are expecting short film applications (max length 30`) from filmmakers/ film enthusiasts/ artists from all over the world. You can submit your film by sending us a download link at including a short description of the film and a short bio of yours. We are accepting all film categories submissions from experimental, video-art, fiction, documentary, etc. The festival is going to take place at the end of September, more detalis TBA soon! MATCA is an artist-run space from Cluj-Napoca, Romania, which is run by three young artists. It`s aim is to promote contemporary art with a primary focus on group exhibitions up until this point.  Shared Sight short film festival is the first attempt to broaden our comfort zone and connect with the film world. One of our main interest with this festival is to establish a network to help national and foreign filmmakers gain more visibility.

You can find more details about the locations of the event, the festival and our activities following this links:

EVAC (East Village Artist Co-Op) 9/1/17
Seeking local and international film submissions. We are looking for a focus on the environment, social issues, sexuality, human experience, art, thought, philosophy and good old entertaining stories of any genre. Submission can be any length. All types: experimental, drama, comedy, horror, animation. Final submission format must be .mp4 .mov or .mkv  Submission may be made via download link or via retransfer. If you can only submit via the mail, please let us know and we’ll make arrangements.

TICFF 2018 9/15/17
Taiwan International Children Film Festival (TICFF)
TICFF was founded by Public Television Service (PTS) in 2004. It is the first film and television festival in Asia dedicated entirely to children, with its mission to encourage quality children’s programming and to engage young local viewers with valuable access to the media. TICFF screens multicultural productions from around the globe and presents cash prizes to the Festival’s winning submissions.

Animage – deadline approaching

Animage Festival (Brazil) 8/8/17
The ANIMAGE – VIII International Animation Festival of Pernambuco will take place in Recife – Brazil, from November 10th to 19th, 2017. It will include Competitive and Non-competitive Screenings of national and international animation films, in addition to special sessions, masterclass, exhibition and animation workshops for both beginners and professionals.