SEPTEMBER 2017

Fredrikstad Animation Festival (Norway) 09/01/2017
Fredrikstad Animation Festival (FAF) is organized by Norsk Animasjonsforum. The object of the festival is to promote screening of animation and increase the awareness of animated expressions in the Nordic-Baltic countries. Fredrikstad Animation Festival is a Cartoon d´Or partner festival, and is obliged to nominate a film to the Cartoon d´Or Award. Submission opens June 1st.

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.

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.

Women in Latin American Experimental Animation 9/1/17
Moebius Animación wants to recognize the important contributions that women have made to the field of Experimental Animation in Latin America as directors, animators, art directors, sound engineers, sculptors, etc.  Although the participation of women in this field has become more and more visible, we believe their work has not been sufficiently exhibited or discussed. Also, we have observed that the varied and singular perspectives of women authors have not been given enough attention. In an effort to reverse this trend, we are organizing an exhibition titled Women in Latin American Experimental Animation, which will be promoted by Moebius Animación and exhibited in academic and cultural spaces in Latin America and the United States. The curators of Moebius Animación, Lina X. Aguirre y Cecilia Traslaviña, invite Latin American women and women of Latin American descent who are involved in production of experimental animation to submit their short films to be considered for inclusion in this international exhibition. From our perspective, experimental animation reinterprets, reorganizes and challenges the material, technical, narrative and affective conventions of animation established by large studios. In line with this vision, we would like to receive a broad range of short films, which represent varied animation techniques, both abstract and figurative, and with either fictional or documentary content. Email submission. Guidelines on website.

Stuttgarter Filmwinter Festival for Expanded Media (Germany) 09/01/2017
The Stuttgarter Filmwinter – Festival for Expanded Media seeks for current positions in the fields of short and experimental films, installations, network culture, audiovisual performances and vj-sets. The festival offers a platform for film and media art as well as media discourse. We are looking forward to inspiring meetings, intensive exchange and a decent schnaps at our anniversary.

CINEMAGIC YOUNG FILMMAKER (Belfast) 9/01/17
Cinemagic is looking for imaginative and original films made by young people (age 25 and younger, living in the UK and Ireland). The films can be about anything at all fact or fiction, comedy or drama, news program or documentary. DVD submission or online screener/email application.

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.

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.

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 filmfreeway.com

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.

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.

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.

Big Terror Film Festival 9/16/17
Big Terror Film Festival, sponsored by Exploding Tarantula Entertainment is a festival just for horror shorts (run time under 75 minutes) Top selections are screening a Marietta Zombie Fest in Marietta, OH on Oct. 21 and all selections will stream on Exploding Tarantula’s website.

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.

ARTfest DIGITAL9/23/17
Attention moviemakers everywhere! ARTfest Digital 2017 wants to see your One Minute Movie masterpiece! Start shooting your short film, animation, mobile film, documentary or experimental movie now.  We will accept all genres, so let your imagination run wild.
There will be two categories; ‘Open’ and ‘Under 18’s’. The ‘Open’ category is open to anyone from anywhere in the world, the ‘Under 18’s will be open to Australian residents only.

Canaltown Short Spooky Movie Festival (aka Spookyfest) 09/24/2017
A diverse selection of short, spooky, moving picture shorts (seven (7) minutes or less) presented live, in downtown Honesdale, Pennsylvania, USA. A popular, audience vote determines which shorts take home the custom crafted Spooky Awards (aka Spookies) at the end of the night. This year marks the fourth year of our festival, which takes place on October 21, 2017. In addition to there being no entry fee for submitting artists, the popcorn is amazing, so you should not only submit but attend. Cheers!

DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival (Finland) 9/30/17
DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival is organised by DocPoint-elokuvatapahtumat ry. The 17th edition of DocPoint will be held on January 29th – February 4th 2018 in Helsinki. The festival is non-competitive. The international films screened are by invitation only, there is no submission. The festival mainly presents recently released creative feature documentary films which have not been screened prior to the festival in Finland nor are available online. The program is curated and by invitation only.  Filmmakers and Sales agents may suggest a film by filling in the application below. Festival will respond ONLY to those applications they are interested to know more about.

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.

South West London International Film Festival (UK) 9/30/17
The SWIFF International Film Festival offers independent filmmakers and photographers from around the globe the opportunity to have their work seen by award-winning judges, fellow filmmakers and a broad public audience. We screen films in five categories: Fiction, documentary, animation, experimental/photographic/still moving-image and Under 18. The films must have been made during the last four years. *Free if under 18

International Shortfilms Contest 9/30/17
Submit all genres. (Love, Horror, Comedy, Drama, Thriller, Crime, Action) short films (maximum 20minutes) for this contest. Submissions: Each participant can submit Only One Shortfilm. 1st 5 Winners will be Featured On SWOT MEDIA and they will be officially announced as PRO FILM MAKER worldwide, and they can participate all our upcoming premium contests without any entry fee and get published on our Youtube Channel. 6th to 15th Winners will receive SWOT MEDIA PRO FILM MAKER CERTIFICATION (online)