Cell Phone Cinema (New Delhi) 1/11/18
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.

Queer Moving Image Review (ongoing)
Queer Moving Image is an online exhibition space designed to showcase queer artists working in time-based visual media. We accept submissions on an ongoing basis. If you identify as queer lgbtq+ submit your piece here.


Samawah Cinema

Samawah Cinema (ongoing)
Samawah Cinema is offering a film distribution grant in the form of professional support, to filmmakers. Submissions should be feature films and/or long and short form animations, produced in 2017 that are not currently on any electronic distribution platform. Films should have English subtitles. Samawah Cinema is a cinematic center in Iraq, established by filmmakers, for filmmakers, in 2013. Our focus is short film production, consulting, support for independent films and distribution. We have an established cooperation with festivals in the Arab countries. In 2015, we began allocating distribution, as professional support of filmmakers to distribute films in Arab countries and the continent of Asia. We design and develop posters to market the film. We do not charge a fee, but share 2% of any financial prize. We provide feedback about the film’s progress, acceptance or rejection, through e-mail bulletins. Send the following by email to movie as a password – protected link – Picture of the director, Poster or Image Stills from film- Writing the word “I agree to the distribution”

More updates

Some upcoming animation and other festivals.
best of luck,

ChesterAnimation Festival 1/7/18
Chester International Film Festival is delighted to offer animators the chance to submit work for our Animation Festival to accompany the 2018 programme. Films will be shown prior to the main film each night. All submissions are welcome, whether you are a professional or an amateur.

Comic Con International Film Festival 02/02/18
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- online not permitted.

Krakow Film Festival (KFF), 2/15/18
*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 innon-competitive sections. Deadline 
for films made after 31 October 2017

Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival 7/23/18
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. SUBMISSION OPENS APRIL 23RD.





Short of the Year 12/21/17
PROMOFEST opens the call for entries of SHORT OF THE YEAR – AUTUMN. 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.

Pugnant Film Series

Pugnant Film Series (ongoing)
The Pugnant Film Series is a nonprofit organization that organizes screenings of underground, dada & auteur cinema in Athens & Greece generally. We exhibit film screenings on streets, on squares, on cafes, on archaelogical sites, on overnight shows, on nomadic events and of course on cinemas. We are looking for films from UNDERGROUND, AUTEUR and DADA era. This is a continuous call. There are no restrictions on the duration of the film, the year of production or the genre. But we prefer recently produced films. You can find the online film submission form and the regulations here Don’t hesitate to ask us anything in

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December deadlines added

Chicago Palestine Film Festival 12/9/17
The Chicago Palestine Film Festival (CPFF) exhibits and promotes films by Palestinian directors and films about Palestine.  CPFF is dedicated to presenting a film festival that is open, critical, and reflective of the culture, experience and vision of the filmmakers. DVD

New Vision Film Festival (Ukraine) 12/10/17
Imagination, genre variety, shocking plots, unexpected upshots, brevity, brilliant actor game, visual sophistication, authorial style – all these are the distinguishing features of the New Vision International Film Festival program. Festival presents a competition. The audience chooses the winners of different nominations by means of an independent voting. A festival of films that remain in your heart forever.

LeiriaFilmFest 12/15/17
Leiria Film Fest is an international short film festival, will take place in city of Leiria (Portugal), 17-18 March 2017. Submit short fiction, short documentary, short animation, produced between 2015 and 2016, with maximum length of 10 minutes.

ALFILM – Arab Film Festival Berlin 12/20/17
Contemporary Arab film production including feature and documentary films, as well as short films, experimental films and video art. We accept narrative features, documentary films and short films which were directed by an Arab filmmaker, have been produced or co-produced in an Arab country or handle an issue that relates to the Arab world.