The animation Showcase (ongoing)
Every 3 months different deadline for free submission, free submissions last a week usually.  The animation Showcase is a curated quarterly screening event, based in London and travel in Europe and America once a year with its special Best Of the Year selection. The animation Showcase helps to promote animated films and its filmmakers in the world, and bring it to the creative industry, animation studios and general audience. (Website is a work in progress, full version will be online soon) FilmFreeway submission

Bhagwan Birsa Munda International Tribal Film Festival 10/31/18
The Film Festival will showcase the films on tribal heroes primarily. Beside tribal heroes, the films based on the themes of tribal culture, art, religion, architecture, Philosophy, traditions, mythology, history, life-style, food, costumes, Jewelry, sports and various aspects associated with them will also be showcased in the festival.


Upcoming deadlines, including today.

Please note- the first deadlines are for today, with some other additions for September.
as always- best of luck,

fliQs 9/7/18
A queer film screening located in Montréal. We feature a collection of short films screened in a casual bar setting.  Our films are primarily, but not exclusively, from local contributors. fliQs is a queer event: all identities are encouraged to submit films.

CMIAR 9/7/18* For Central Ohio artists
Columbus Moving Image Art Review (CMIAR) 36 is now open. This show is on Friday, September 28th, 2018 at 8pm on OSU Campus in Hagerty Hall 180. 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 or subject constraints. If you would like to submit an entry online please email us at so we can make arrangements.

East Anglian Student Film Festival 9/7/18
Igniting the imagination since 2013. EASFF is an international student film festival that takes place in October.

Thessaloniki Animation Festival 9/7/18
Since 2015 TAF has  brought the best of the art of animation to the city’s audience. With over 1.400 short animation films submitted each year, only the best are selected to be screened at the Festival to compete and be awarded by the jury. FilmFreeway.

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.

&Proud 9/30/18
Welcome to &PROUD 2018. We’re back for the 4th edition and we’re bigger than ever! From January 27 to February 4 we’ll have 2 weekends jam packed with films, performances, lip sync battles, Q&As with film makers, drag olympics, parties, panel discussions, DJs and many… many beautiful people. Filmmakers are requested to submit films through the FilmFreeway website and submissions need to be sent before September 30, 2018. If you have questions regarding the film submission you can reach us through

Latest updates

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.