Hi all-
I have added these to the monthly lists of deadlines.

best of luck,

Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (Korea) 4/16/18
Feature Films and Shorts. Types of films Animation , Documentary, Narrative fiction. Genre: Fantastic, Horror, Mystery, Phantasy, Science fiction, Thriller.

LIFE AFTER OIL International Film Festival 5/1/18
This festival starts with the intention of overshooting the simple exposure. Although it is important to raise public awareness on the risks connected to the exploitation and to the use of natural resource in the production of fossil fuels, still remains, the enormous and dramatic problem of the disasters caused by the lack of energy, with particular reference to the water supply, highly relevant to the world population. The main objective of the festival will be, therefore, not only emphasizing problems related to the use of fossil fuels, but especially identifying the alternatives which take into account, according to the present scientific knowledge, the several well-known methods of production.

Cartoon Forum (European only) 5/9/18
Only one TV project can be submitted per company. The submitted project must be: An animation project of a minimum running time of 26 minutes, In state of development, European.

La Jolla Fashion Film Festival (La Jolla, CA) 5/29/2018
Must have fashion element or film sponsorship. The world’s largest gathering of fashion film professionals has announced it has expanded its award categories to include all aspects of fashion film production.“From now on the brilliant work done by makeup artists, hairstylists, art directors, editors, musicians, wardrobe stylists, writers, and others will be nominated and have the opportunity to win awards. These awards are for the best in the world and cut across national boundaries and cultures. Thanks to the global reach of LJFFF everyone is included no matter where on earth they live or work.” stated Festival Producer Fred Sweet. All creators in the fashion film industry are welcome to submit. The easiest way to submit is to send the URL of your film to:

River Aire Ten Minute Amateur Film Festival- RATMA (UK) 8/31/18
The Ratma International Film Festival from here known as “The Festival” or “the event” and refers to the main festival at Keighley College and Keighley town centre. The “Red Carpet event” refers to the finale gala evening and prize giving at the Keighley Picture House Cinema.

15 Second Horror Film Challenge 10/15/18
15 Second Horror Film Challenge is a nonprofit international filmmaking contest in which celebrity judges decide the top films and conventions screen our greatest hits! NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES for our fourth annual 2018 competition. Submission deadline is OCT 15th 11:59pm EST. Submit either through EMAIL via GoogleDrive, Dropbox, WeTransfer or FilmFreeway. Stay tuned to Facebook for the coverage!


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Hi all,
The past year has been a whirlwind for me, with a lot of changes, including going freelance. I am currently open to projects, collaborations, workshops, presentations and other opportunities, so if you have any ideas, feel free to contact me at noentryfeefestivals(at) with Attention in the subject line. You can view my website at

After a bit of delay, I am back to updates for the blog postings. Send info about no entry fee festivals that you organize my way, but remember, they need to be free to enter.

Comments and suggestions are always welcome, of course.

Best of luck,

Autumn Shorts Film Festival 4/30/18
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. There is no submission fee. For complete guidelines go to official online form here

Michael Miller and Eric Souther, in conjunction with Charlotte Street, are seeking proposals for new audio-visual collaborative works to be performed by Mnemosyne Quartet during the Kansas City Performing Media Festival (KC PMF). The winning five composers and five video artists will be granted a commission of $100 to collaborate, and create a five to eight minute audio-visual work. The event will take place during Open Spaces, Kansas City’s bi-annual outdoor-indoor contemporary art exhibition. All applicants must consider the material and discursive practices of Object-Oriented Ontology, specifically it’s subsets: Alien phenomenology, Agential Realism, and Posthumanism. Object-Oriented Ontology is a philosophy that maintains objects exist independently of human perception and are not ontologically exhausted by their relations with humans or other objects. Upon consideration of these three philosophical subsets (described below), each composer or visual artist must choose one, on which to focus their work. Miller and Souther will pair composers and visual artists based on their responses to these philosophies and based on their ideal working method.

update 2/19/18

Catania Film Fest-Bold Elephant World Awards 2/19/18
Catania Film Fest – Gold Elephant World Awards is a film festival that aims to enhance the European cinema in its original language; proposes first and second works, independent Italian films and short films in order to promote the knowledge and dissemination of works by young directors and promote their knowledge among the public.

Faultline Film Awards 2/19/18
The Wasatch Mountain Range holds a special place in the hearts of Utah outdoors folk. Mount Timpanogos, Lone Peak, Ben Lomond; each peak presents its own story, its own challenge. Learning the language these mountains speak is something worth striving for and is possible for any Wasatch adventurer, so long as they know how to listen right. We at Wasatch Mag highly value the language of the Wasatch mountains, which is why we created Faultline Film Awards – to give filmmakers and adventurers the opportunity to tell their stories through film.

Animakom 2/20/18
Animakom is an international animation festival with live screenings, and with awards that will take place in Bilbao from 11 to 15 April 2018 for the second edition.

IOU Video Fest  2/20/18
The purpose of the “IOU Video Festival” is to present emerging Manitoban filmmakers’ cinematic content in the form of  group screening as well as an evening of networking and refreshments. Short films, music videos, documentary films, experimental films, animation, digital media etc.

Procida Film Festival  4/15/18
The sea is an element without space nor time which gives rise to dreams and adventures, tales and legends. A means for moving people, goods, ideas. We endeavour to promote this natural element considering all its facets from a social, ecological, historical, artistical and aesthetical point of view.

Super International Teenager Festival 4/20/18
Super began in 2013 due to the desire of teenagers to have a space of their own where to project their films and meet other people that they like and their films. What is specific to Super compared to other festivals, is the only high school students can design their films here, so it’s natural talent, passion, and not sophisticated film schools or any artificial technique. We do not have big budgets or equipment of the highest quality, but our shorts, adolescents are immediate reactions to our world, are experimenting life, where other young people can be found. Festival encourages young people who have already made film, but also those who want to start now, through many workshops and courses.


Cinema International Science Film Festival    2/26/18
SCINEMA is the largest science film festival in the southern hemisphere showcasing the best in science cinema from around the world. SCINEMA is a celebration of the power of the moving image to inspire the young, satisfy the curious, explain the baffling and ask the impossible.

Fast forward Film Festival   2/26/18
The Fast Forward Film Festival encourages films from Rochester, NY residents that tap into the local experience and compel audiences to engage with the community and raise environmental awareness. Embracing the short film format, Fast Forward challenges filmmakers to utilize the power of visual storytelling to convey the urgency of our environmental problems. Shorts are a liberating form that allow for greater experimentation and give voice to both aspiring and veteran filmmakers. By focusing creativity into films under five minutes in length, Fast Forward films become an important communication tool to inspire change, connect people and build an environmentally concerned community.

Dead by Dawn 3/1/18
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!

Anamaphix 3/20/18
Animaphix is a project organised by Qb Cultural Association with the purpose of supporting the animated cinema art and culture, promoting young talents and high quality films, strongly oriented towards the authorial and experimental world.

Just a heads up that I am working on some updates. for now I am sending out some deadlines, including some rapidly approaching deadlines. :)
best of luck,

First Nations Film and Video Festival 2/17/18
Any film or video of any genre or length may be submitted as long as the Director is enrolled in a Native American tribe or of proven Native American descent. (Producers or Distributors may submit on the Director’s behalf.) Please read APPLICATION for what defines “Native American” for FNFVF, Inc.

Carballo interplay 2/18/18
There takes place Carballo Interplay, a digital contents festival that became the first webseries festival in Spain. Its contents go beyond serialised fiction and aim to explore the possibilities of the Internet as a medium for storytelling, the most transgressive humour, non-fiction, digital culture, video heritage and interactive audiovisual performance, always with the video as a foundation.

Pine River Student Film Festival 2/18/18
Now in it’s second annual cycle, the Pine River Student Film Festival is back! The 2018 edition, planned and directed by Alma College student Zachary Baker. Just like last year, Audience Awards will be presented to the films that receive the most votes at each category’s screening. Grand Jury Awards will be granted to the films that PRSFF’s panel of judges, world-class scholars and critics, decide are the best of each category. Open to High School and College Students.

First Take Shorts Series 2/18/18
The Ambler Theater presents a short film series dedicated to showcasing the best local filmmakers in the Greater Philadelphia Area. The First Take Shorts Series aims to screen films by filmmakers from all different types of skill levels & backgrounds. Whether you’re a first time filmmaker, a student, or a seasoned professional, we want to show your film on the big screen. Our series is always on the lookout for narratives, documentaries, animations, or music videos that display a fresh artistic vision. The screening for the First Take Shorts Series will take place at The Ambler Theater on Wednesday, March 28th 2018 at 7:30pm.

Service Through Film Student Film Festival 3/30/18
The Service Through Film Student Film Festival was created to encourage and inspire young filmmakers from across the US by providing them a venue to show off their artistic filmmaking talent while helping serve the community. It provides an outlet to shine a light on social issues, in addition to helping service organizations, NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations), as well as other non-profit agencies magnify their messages. The Service Through Film Student Film Festival celebrates the power of cinema as a creative tool to shine a light on important social issues, people, and groups who are making a positive difference in the community. The festival emphasizes artistic vision in telling these stories through short narrative film (6 min. and under), Public Service Announcements (PSAs), Promotional videos for non-profits, documentary, and animation. It exclusively showcases student work for high school or college students.



2/4/18 updates

Hi all-
In going through my master lists, I find festivals that now charge a fee to submit. Unfortunately, I also find festivals that are no longer running. One festival that I was particularly fond of was the Minute Festival in Brazil . According to the site, they do not have the support to continue. A description of the festival:. The “One Minute Festival was created in 1991 and has inspired the breeding of over 50 “one minute festivals” all around the world. Since 2007, the Festival has become permanent and online. The Festival launches themes and monthly rewards the best works. One Minute Festival also could be called Ideas’s Festival, once idea is the most relevant criterion used in the vídeo’s evaluation.”   :(
Facebook link.

best of luck,

UPIKE Film & Media Arts Festival 2/11/18 *note: Films from Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia can be submitted for free. The goal of the UPIKE Film & Media Arts Festival is to promote the art of filmmaking on both the UPIKE campus in Pikeville, KY and in the surrounding tri-state region.  We accept paid submissions from the other 47 United States (sorry, no international submitters).


Prix Ars Electronica 03/02/18
The Prix Ars Electronica has constantly grown and developed over the years, and made quite a name for itself in the process. It’s the world’s oldest and most renowned competition in media art. (opens jan. 16th)

Neuro Film Festival 03/02/18
The American Brain Foundation, the foundation for the American Academy of Neurology, is calling on all neurology patients, caregivers, and others to submit a short video to its 2013 Neuro Film Festival telling their story about why more money for research is needed in finding cures for brain diseases.

Ohio Shorts (Columbus, OH) 3/5/18
The Wexner Center’s annual Ohio Shorts competition showcases the best in Ohio-produced short films—from documentary, animation, or dramatic narrative to anything in-between.

Jewish Film Festival Berlin 3/15/18
The Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Brandenburg has been the largest forum for Jewish and Israeli cinema in Germany for more than two decades, making it the oldest and most important cultural event of its kind and a vital part of the diverse Jewish life of Berlin and Brandenburg.

Alpinale Short Film Festival (Austria) 03/15/18 The ALPINALE represents a venue for both professional and amateur filmmakers from home and abroad, who are given the opportunity to conduct multi-cultural and open dialogue with creative people, and to present their work to an interested audience.

New Zealand International Film Festival 03/29/18
NZIFF presents a non-competitive, invited season of new films in a wide variety of styles and genres. To demonstrate the development of the art and contribute to a knowledge of new styles and trends in filmmaking. International competition deadline.

Anima Multi 3/30/18
The 26th edition of the International Animation Festival of Brazil is now calling for entries!

Vancouver Queer Film Festival 3/31/18 *free deadline
The Vancouver Queer Film Festival is now accepting film submissions. We want films that confront stereotypes, push boundaries, arouse and tantalize, and above all, highlight the tremendous diversity of queer + trans* stories.

Golden Beggar Award 4/15/18
International Festival of Local Televisions. We encourage you to enter your films/programmes into competition for the Golden Beggar Award in one of the three competition sections – Local Televisions, Production Companies, Young Authors.  We expect entries that reflect the lives and fates of people living where you live. We also welcome works that uncover serious problems of present-day society, such as refugees, terrorism, corruption, blackmail, minority and cross-border problems and the fate of children.

Kino Short Film Festival 4/20/18
The Kino Short Film Festival is an annual spring event in Moscow, Idaho at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre with support from the School of Journalism and Mass Media at the University of Idaho and from local sponsors. We celebrate the art of short film making in the Pacific Northwest and accept short films (10 minutes or less) in any genre; narrative fiction or nonfiction, experimental films, music videos, etc. We only accept work created by filmmakers from Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Washington. The Kino Short Film Festival supplies a venue for independent and student filmmakers to share their work with an audience. The audience votes for their favorite student film and favorite independent film and the winners are give plaques as prizes

New Zealand International Film Festival 04/20/18
NZIFF presents a non-competitive, invited season of new films in a wide variety of styles and genres. To demonstrate the development of the art and contribute to a knowledge of new styles and trends in filmmaking. New Zealand, Australian and Pacific Islands competition deadline.

Countryside Animafest Cyprus 5/31/18
Countryside Animafest Cyprus is the official Cyprus animation Festival. Its aim is to cultivate the art of animation, by raising audience awareness and promoting cultural, financial and social development in the field of independent animation filmmaking. nternational short film Competition. National Competition, workshop films and student projects (Cypriots only)