DreamGalaxy Multicultural Audience Award

DreamGalaxy Multicultural Audience Award 1/28/18
The first global multicultural audience award is now accepting stories in any language from any country each month. email: dream@thepearldream.com, Submit using this link.  


some new additions

Lexis Australia Short Film Fellowships 1/29/18
Sydney Film Festival and Lexus Australia are encouraging all up and coming Australian filmmakers to enter the Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship through Sydney Film Festival. The Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship is the largest cash fellowship ($200,000) for short film in Australia. The Fellowship aims to develop and foster new talent by allowing young writer director filmmakers to be assessed by key industry figures and premiere their work at Sydney Film Festival. The Fellowship provides a launching pad for the careers of emerging Australian talent and ultimately contributes to the longevity of the medium, and the Australian filmmaking industry.

MayDay Film Festival 1/31/18 * no fee for early submissions until January 31st
Originated from the Filmmakers Club out of the University of Southern Indiana. It was made to showcase work of its club members to the local student body. Each year, Mayday has grown into a much large festival adding in non-students into the festival and even filmmakers as far as the opposite end of the United States.

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 1/31/18
is the first and only LGBTQ film festival in India to be held in a mainstream theater and the only queer festival to receive clearance from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
* free submission – Indian and Student categories only

Niederrhein Filmfestival 2/15/18
A film festival held in the beautiful city of Wesel in Germany. The purpose is to promote and circulate short films and to generate contacts between audience, young directors and professionals, giving special attention to dutch short films. At the same time, it will be the first borderland film festival exclusively showing Dutch films within a competition on German soil. The festival is based on the basic idea: act locally, think European.

goEast film festival 2/26/18
Our OPPOSE OTHERING! program for ethical filmmaking will go into its third round in 2018. This year, instead of giving out production grants we will focus on developing an environment where minorities have an equal place within filmmaking and diversity is respected, both in Eastern Europe and Germany. During goEast 2018 participants and experts from different fields will engage in discussions, workshops, networking events and case studies. OO! is looking for courageous and constructive social justice warriors to participate in the 2018 program and become part of an international network fighting to oppose othering and make inclusion a normality. We invite young professionals with a background in filmmaking, production, distribution, festival or cultural management from Central and Eastern Europe, as well as from Germany, who want to shape the future of filmmaking in their own countries and develop ways to involve minorities in the process.

Cinema in Sneakers Film festival for children and youth 2/28/18
Kino w Trampkach [Cinema in Sneakers] – a fresh and buzzing project – is organised by Cinemania Foundation. We started off in 2013 with big hopes and enthusiasm that only crazy, uncontrollable film buffs have. The idea to create a film festival for kids was influenced by Janusz Korczak’s credo : “There are no children as such – only people; but people with different experiences, different drives and different reactions.” And these people have the right to watch a wide array of films: about varied cultures, problems, made with diverse styles, but made with respect to kids.

Weihnachtsfilmfestival 9/16/18
(Christmas Film Festival) is looking for movies from all over the world that deal with ‘Christmas’ in any thinkable ways. Unconventional Christmas films are in focus. All genres and lengths are welcome. The film should be completed after the year 2000.



updates-warning long email blast

Hi all- hope everyone is having a great year so far and having a lot of success with your creative work. :)
best of luck,

FISH- Filmfestival I’m Stadthafen 1/17/18
FiSH – the filmfestival in the city harbor of Rostock provides a platform for young filmmakers from Germany and a yearly changing quest country from the baltic region. Guest Country: Lithuania.

Simorgh International Festival 1/17/18
It is our pleasure to invite you to the 9th edition of Simorgh International Festival. As we hope, this festival aims at promoting cultural and artistic exchange among students across the globe. The main theme of the festival is “The Culture of Health”.

Cinematica Festival 1/18/18
Cinematica is an international festival that deals specifically with the image-movement relationship in the visual and performing arts. It is inspired by the concept of imàge-mouvement of the french philosopher Gilles Deleuze in order to investigate how this concept is present in different art forms to stimulate the “setting in motion” of the image and then of the imagination and perception of the viewer.

Nouveaux Regards Film Festival 1/18/18
Organized by the non-profit Association Cinémas d’Ici et d’Ailleurs, The Nouveaux Regards Film Festival’s purpose is to constitute a meeting point for contemporary Caribbean and international cinema and to provide the opportunity for a discussion on all its perspectives and artistic trends. The Festival pays particular attention to emerging cinemas and young filmmakers from the Caribbean. Cross media project category and film category.

Bear Tooth Short Film Festival 1/18/18
We encourage all independent and student filmmakers to enter their short films, we do not discourage genres of any type. The films will be carefully selected and organized to their best placement within the festival line-up.

Kent County Teen Film Festival 1/19/18
All Kent County teens in grades 6-12 are invited to enter films in the Kent County Teen Film Festival. A jury will review all submitted entries and select films to be screened at the Festival. Prizes will be awarded for the best films in various categories. The Kent County Teen Film Festival is free and open to the public.

Animex International Festival of Animation and Computer Games 1/22/18
Animex was founded by Teesside University in 2000 with a view to creating a world-class inclusive festival that would draw some of the games and animation industries’ brightest lights and future stars together to share their knowledge with the next generation.

International Animation Film Festival Golden Kuker Sofia 1/31/18
IAFF GOLDEN KUKER – SOFIA plays a key role in the animation industry because it is organized by animators who produce animated films themselves which are interesting for people of different generations. IAFF Golden Kuker – Sofia shows a high level of professional performance and a huge international participation with plenty of works of talented people from all over the world. During the festival and throughout the year, animators and audiences have the opportunity to attend professional master classes led by world-renowned directors and animators, exhibitions, seminars, round tables, presentations and impressive events related to the art of animation.

Animafest Zagreb 2/1/18
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. Until 2005 the festival was held biennially, and afterwards continued in the annual rhythm, devoting even years to short film and odd years to feature film. After Zagreb Film and Zagreb Concert Management, in 2007 the festival organisation was taken over by the private production company Hulahop with the aim of further development and balancing the programme with the requirements of contemporary tendencies, approaching broader audiences and providing added values to professionals.

Dead by Dawn 2/1/18
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!

Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2/15/18
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).

Fest Anca Internacional Animation Festival 2/25/18
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.

Animator: International Animated Film Festival 2/26/18
INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL ANIMATOR is oscar® qualifying festival. It’s the biggest cultural event in Poland devoted to animation. Each year we’re screening over 300 films from all over the world, including competition movies, premieres, retrospectives and overviews. Live concerts, workshops and extensive programme for children are also big part of ANIMATOR. Omnipresent fusion with music is what distinguishes ANIMATOR from other film festivals in Poland.

Lanterna Magica – International Animation Festival 2/26/18
The Lanterna Mágica Festival aims to promote and disseminate the international  animation market through the realization of competitive and non-competitive animation film sessions, which the guidelines follow in this regulation.

Countryside Animafest Cyprus 2/28/18
Animafest Cyprus, the official Cyprus animation Festival, showcases a selection of the world’s latest productions, focusing on independent, non-commercial films. Featuring competitions, expert seminars & masterclasses, workshops, exhibitions and special screenings.

Supertoon International Animation Festival 3/1/18
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.

Animayo: 3/1/18
The Summit, Conference and International Film Festival of Animation, Visual Effects and Video Games Animayo, will hold its thirteenth edition in May 2018.

Euganea Film Festival 3/3/18
Euganea Film Festival: is a transient film festival, which crosses the Euganean Hills far and wide to give tangible and definite form to the many synergies (artistic, but not only) present in the area. Euganea Film Festival involves many municipalities of the Euganean area  and equally evocative locations such as villas and castles.

Zlin Film Festival: International film festival for Children and Youth 3/10/18
ZLÍN FILM FESTIVAL is the oldest and largest film festival of its kind in the world.  This is a significant international event which has an excellent reputation and holds lots of respect.  The festival screenings are conducted not only in Zlin, but also in many other towns in the Czech Republic.  Each year the festival presents around 300 films from more than 50 countries around the world.  Since 2010 festival attendance has exceeded 95,000 children and adults.

Anima Mundi: International Animation Festival 3/30/18
Anima Mundi was created in 1993 with the aim of promoting and disseminating animation in Brazil. In the same year the International Festival of Brazil was created and today is one of the largest in the world in terms of audience. Currently, Anima Mundi also carries out diver initiatives along the year in the areas of education, events and distribution.

Hiroshima International Animation Festival 4/1/18
Hiroshima International Animation Festival is a biennial manifestation held in Hiroshima City in August, endorsed by Association Internationale du Film d’Animation (ASIFA). Under the spirit of LOVE & PEACE, the festival has been dedicating to the advancement of visual media art culture in general, by promoting international cross-cultural exchanges through the development of animation art. Today, Hiroshima Festival is considered as one of the most respected animation festivals in the world. It is also qualified as an Academy Award Short Film Festival.

NAFF: Neum Animated Film Festival 4/15/18
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.

Turku Animated Film Festival 4/30/18
Turku Animated Film Festival is a fresh international film festival that celebrates the creative mind and the art of animation. TAFF seeks to promote animated film culture both in Finland and internationally. We are the biggest animated film festival in Finland, creating a platform for encounters between filmmakers, industry delegates and local lovers of animation. We’re also interested in extending the concept of film screening, bringing together cinema and other forms of creativity as well as entertainment.

Imaginaria- International Animated Film Festival 5/15/18
IMAGINARIA 2018 – Call for Entries for Feature Films, Short Films, Children Films, Student Films.

Fantoche International Animation Film Festival 5/18/18
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 2018 competitions if they’ve been completed after 31 March 2017 and last no longer than 40 minutes.

Animofest 6/21/18
International Film festival of Secondary schools. created by secondary school students, at the age from 14 to 22 years. produced after the 1st January 2016. minimum length 1 min.


January deadlines

Hi all- this post contains some festivals that have deadlines today. For some, these are early deadlines and for others these are final deadlines. If you have a film that is ready to go, in most cases this will only take a few minutes.
best of luck,

Hayti Heritage Film Festival 1/15/18
Are you a filmmaker with an amazing documentary or narrative short (under 30 mins.) that was made in the American South? Are you of African descent? If you say YES! to both, submit to the Hayti Heritage Film Festival today! Film Freeway

Animocje 1/15/18
“Animocje” the 8th International Animated Film Festival will take place between 10 to 15 April 2018. Online form

Anifilm 1/15/18
Anifilm’s mission is to present current trends, methods, technologies and animation techniques in its programme.
It also supports works in progress and brand new animation projects and their authors, producers and distributors. Film professionals from all over the world can use Anifilm as a platform for positive confrontation and meeting place for forging new contacts. Anifilm is aimed at authors and film professionals as well as students, educators, film theorists and all fans of animated production, including children. Anifilm also wants to represent the Czech Republic, South Bohemian Region and the town of Třeboň in international context on a long-term basis.

AfricaJarc 1/15/18
For the first time in his history, africajarc opens a competition for short films from Africa and the diaspora. Submit your movie via the link below! Don’t hesitate to share this call to film!

Jewish Motifs International Film Festival 1/15/18
We invite the filmmakers of movies on Jewish identity and experience to participate in the competition for Warsaw Phoenix Award. Please note that: only the films made within the two years preceding a given edition of the Festival and in a current year shall be accepted for the Festival, that is 2016-2018 for the edition of 2018.

Proto & Co 1/15/18
Annual small festival of independent short films. Every autumn, a selection from 30 to 40 movies are presented. Movies of 5 minutes maximum  Dialogues in French or without dialogue. No experimental and no clip accepted. FilmFreeway

Hola Mexico (LA) 1/15/18
The Hola Mexico Film Festival is the largest Mexican film festival held outside of Mexico. The festival screens annually in the spring, in downtown Los Angeles, at the prestigious Regal Cinemas in LA LIVE. **ABSOLUTELY NO SHORT FILMS PLEASE**

London Kurdish Film Festival 1/15/18
We accept films made by Kurdish directors on any subject chosen, or films by non-Kurdish directors primarily focusing on Kurdish people or issues. All (features, shorts, animation and documentaries)

Cortokino 1/15/18
CortoKino is an international short film festival organized by the mass media students of Thakur College of Science and Commerce, with the sole idea at heart of bringing together all those dreamers and artists who believe in the language of films. CortoKino has been a hub for filmmakers from around the world and has received entries from over 93 countries including Iran, Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Russia, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and many more, since it’s inception. So, keeping the spirit of filmmaking in our minds, and the fire of our stories and ambitions in our hearts, we would like to invite you all to celebrate the art of short films with us. Welcome to CortoKino 2018 – Unleashing Global Cinema Filmfreeway

International Film Festival for Children and Youth 1/15/18
KINOLUB is an international film festival organized since the year 2015 by the IKS Foundation in the cities of Southern Poland – including small villages, where the screenings are held in local cultural institutions. The focus is also set on film education and that is the event’s unique and important feature, which is developed as well in other endeavors run by the Foundation. Most of all, KINOLUB is a celebration of films produced for children and youth. Each year in June different cities offer festival screenings to audiences between 4 and 18 years of age. The program includes motion pictures from all over the world –  rich in artistic quality and conveying important messages. The aim is to create an environment for young people to actively and keenly participate in the cultural life and to develop new mindful audiovisual audiences.

Les Films de la Toile 1/15/18 *early deadline
Student Film Festival in Paris. Les Films de la Toile is an international festival of short movies. The festival take place in the university Paris 8 (Saint-Denis). Last year we selected 50 short movies for the competition. FilmFreeway

African Diaspora Cinema Festival (Italy) 1/15/18 *early deadline
The African Diaspora Cinema Festival submissions for the 2018 edition of the festival are open! ADCF film selection will focus also on stories based on Human Trafficking. The African Diaspora Cinema Festival (ADCF) invites African filmmakers across the world to submit their short, Documentary or Feature films to screen in the festival from 6-8 July 2018. FilmFreeway

Asia Peace Film Festival 1/15/18 * early deadline
Asia Peace Film Festival – Karachi Edition invites submissions from Pakistani filmmakers focusing on following categories. FilmFreeway

Planetarium Film Festival 1/15/18
Green film festival in Belarus, Minsk. Link to online form.

Briefs Erotic Short Film Competition 1/15/18
BRIEFS is the East Bay Express’ annual Erotic Short Film Competition showcasing works by amateur and professional filmmakers from around the world. In its 7th year, the one night screening will continue to explore the limits of erotic filmmaking in a liberating and entertaining format ideal for sex-positive film lovers of every gender and orientation. To register email Briefs.Erotic@EastBayExpress.com with “BRIEFS2018” in the subject line Necessary forms can be downloaded using the following links: Film Eligibility & Release and Model/PerformerNOTE: All forms must be completed and returned along with a photocopy of each model/performer’s ID to be considered. If for any reason you will have issues providing these items, get in touch with us, and we can discuss it further. Entries must be a maximum of 6 minutes long. Quick Time H264. File size 1280 x 720 or smaller. 29.97 frames per second are preferred. Audio: 48k, 16 bit, Stereo. Codec H264. HD Note: All HD films will be letterboxed in the final mix. Requirements for SD (4:3): A QuickTime File 720 x 486 Audio: 48k, 16 bit, Stereo Codec H264.

Fifes Comedy Film Festival (Zagreb, Croatia) 1/15/18
The purpose of the festival is to encourage and promote human serenity, joy and laughter, as an important factor condition of the human spirit. In this way we will promote one of the human qualities, which in this time of hustle and weight of life is very important, but often neglected. The various authors will present the Croatian public their creative work, and the cheerful atmosphere to socialize with their peers and their contribution to positively influence the development of film production and culture in Croatia.

Pakistan International Film Festival 1/30/18
The Pakistan International Film Festival (PIFF) aims to be the largest film festival in Pakistan. PIFF will screen features, shorts and documentaries from Pakistan and around the world. Our mission is to create a unique platform which promotes both Pakistani cinema and Pakistani filmmakers by showcasing their films to diverse international audiences. We also plan to bring international filmmakers and their work to Pakistan to create an interactive space for exchange of ideas and for open dialogue. PIFF will provide opportunities to encourage co-productions and to portray Pakistan as an exciting and vibrant country, with great cinematic potential.

Strangelove A Queer Festival 1.31.18
Strangelove festival is looking for queer artists who provoke and highlight non-binary perspectives! We welcome filmmakers, visual artists, musicians, writers and performers exploring gender, sexuality, counterculture, alternative formats and queer identities.


happy new year

The new year kind of snuck up on me- still going through lists and updating. Feel free to send me any festival updates, suggestions or comments to: noentryfeefestivals(at)yahoo.com.

best of luck,

Animator International Animation Festival (Poland) 02/26/18
INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL ANIMATOR is an oscar® qualifying festival. It’s the biggest cultural event in Poland devoted to animation. Each year we’re screening over 300 films from all over the world, including competition movies, premieres, retrospectives and overviews. Live concerts, workshops and extensive programme for children are also big part of ANIMATOR. Omnipresent fusion with music is what distinguishes ANIMATOR from other film festivals in Poland.

Maremetraggio International Short Film Festival (Italy) 2/28/18
An International Short Film Festival Two sections in competition, a selection of the best International shorts and the most interesting Italian debut works recently released in cinemas. Maremetraggio section is a “best of the best” of short films.

three minute quickie 04/1/18
Each year the well liked Three-Minute-Quickie competition puts the short- and shortestfilmer to just one task: shoot a movie no longer than three minutes which deals with a certain topic. Here comes our annual home work for you: Scandal. Once again our subject for the Three Minute Quickie competition invites its participants to let their minds run wild with free associations. What matters is this: your movie can’t be longer than three minutes (including opening and end credits 3:59 at the most) and should be here in Hamburg by April 1st 2018. The audience will be your judge and award 1000 euro for the best film.




Recent updates

The following updates are from my master list. Part of the process is finding festivals that now charge fees, so if I missed any, it was unintentional. (please let me know)

best of luck,

Gdansk DocFilm Festival (Poland) 2/10/18
Gdańsk DocFilm Festival, with its international nature, is a contest of documentary films and footages focusing mainly on:- situation of a human being as an individual as well as group of employees in the work environment,- personal activity and development in every form,- passion and creative activity,- human dignity, ethics and respect for human rights.

Hamburg International Short Film Festival 02/16/18
this is the Hamburg ShortFilmFestival calling! Calling for your entries to be precise. Please head over to our entry form and submit your new films. We are looking forward to seeing every single one of them. And please make sure to submit your film with burned in english subtitles if the language is any other than english. Not quite the same procedure as every year, though, since as of this year we will only be accepting submissions via our own website (here is the entry form, by the way) and not rely on external submission platforms. We hope this will make the whole submission process easier and more clear cut than before.

London Lesbian Film Festival 2/28/18
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.

Clear the Air Film Fest 03/5/2018
The Clear The Air Film Fest showcases short films that address topics on air quality and lung health in the community. Limited to residents of California. Winners MUST be present at the screening and should be prepared to speak to the student filmmakers about their process.

Due Jan. 5th

Happy New Year! Site updates on the way!

best of luck,


Le Plein de Super 1/5/18
The square box is already preparing its 3rd edition: same concept, same period, same territories! We are looking for :  short films: 15 minutes max., no dialogue or text, but with a real cinematic language, a good sound processing, genres: animation, fiction, documentary, various themes, treated with poetry, fantasy, humor (even black), originality.

Sylhet Film Festival 1/5/18
Sylhet Film festival is an annual film festival, which will showcase full-length features, shorts, experimental films made by young independent filmmakers, including fiction animations and documentaries. One of the primary missions of the festival is to provide the youth with a platform to showcase their talent in media, provide an advantageous environment for the development of film and other creative works. The festival will promote the study and appreciation of the film by means of screenings, discussions, exhibitions, workshops and related activities. Note: submission form on website currently having difficulties- can submit through film freeway.

Autumn Shorts Film Festival 4/30/18 early deadline
Somerset Community College Theatre & Film welcomes submissions of films of no longer than fifteen minutes in length. Selected films will be showcased at the Festival and awards will be presented for outstanding achievements by the official selections. There are no cash awards. Submission of film does not guarantee entry.

Autumn Shorts Film Festival 6/30/18 late deadline
Somerset Community College Theatre & Film welcomes submissions of films of no longer than fifteen minutes in length. Selected films will be showcased at the Festival and awards will be presented for outstanding achievements by the official selections. There are no cash awards. Submission of film does not guarantee entry.