Stuttgarter Filmwinter Festival for Expanded Media (Germany) 09/01/2018
The Stuttgarter Filmwinter-Festival for Expanded Media seeks for current positions in the fields of short and experimental films, installations, network culture, AV performances and live-acts. The festival offers a platform for film and media art in discourse and practice.

International Trojan Horse Short Film Festival 9/1/18
Trojan Horse International Film Festival aims to encourage young and new film makers who are expected to contribute to the development of their national cinemas; to introduce short movies of different cultures to the audience; to improve intercultural communication through films; to motivate the production of short films; to help short films of various genres and themes to reach as many viewers as possible; to build a high-quality platform to allow for discussions about cinema by organizing workshops, interviews, and panels with competent professionals within the framework of a festival; and to contribute to the promotion of Çanakkale as a cultural brand.

Torino Film Festival 9/03/18
The Torino Film Festival’s purpose is to constitute a meeting point for contemporary 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. In its competitive sections, it promotes awareness of films by new directors whose works are characterized by strong formal and stylistic research.

Animateka Film Festival (Slovenia) 09/5/2018
The moment to submit your new animated gem to the 15th edition of the Animateka International Animated Film Festival has come – 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!

Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People 9/5/18
The 21st edition of Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People will take place on December 1-8, 2018 in the cities of Pyrgos and Amaliada, Greece. We are accepting submissions of films in the following categories: Feature fiction films: Feature documentary films, Short fiction live action films, Short/Medium documentary films, Short animation films. In order to submit your film, please read carefully the Festival Regulations and then complete the submission form and send it to

HumanDOC International Documentary Film Festival (Warsaw) 09/05/18
HumanDOC International Documentary Film Festival takes place in Warsaw. The main goal of the Festival is to showcase documentary films, reports and public service announcements concerning the subject of the global development. *note: extended deadline

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 Film Festival zubrOFFKa 9/9/18
We are waiting for your new works! Submit your films to one of our eight competitions. Perhaps, thanks to this, you will get tickets to the magical land of bison and, more importantly, to our 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.

Event takes place October 19,20, 21 2018, from 10am- 8pm at Ritambhara Banquet Hall, Near PVR Cinemas, JVPD Scheme, Juhu, Mumbai -49, Maharashtra, India. Festival includes Screening, Workshop, Expert Guidance, Discussion, Award Ceremony, Promotion.etc.

Nihilist Film Festival (Los Angeles) 9/15/18
“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.” Send DVD (ntsc) and SASE if you want it returned. (also film freeway link) Scroll page for current info.

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.

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.

PROMOFEST closes for entries of SHORT OF THE YEAR – SUMMER. 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. Submission through Click for Festivals site. (link in regulations)

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.

South West London International Film Festival (UK) 9/30/18
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.. *Free to submit in the under 18 category

Sphere Festival (Personal messages or Expressions) 9/30/18
‘Sphere’ is introducing world’s largest and first digital international festival to celebrate the visual arts. We are here to showcase new art, new genres, new innovations, and exceptional stories. It is all about us, the people, and the world or beyond. Sphere festival is presently an autonomous initiative of ZERO DEGREE ARTS, a not for profit international company to enlarge the art and the artistic image worldwide. We are faithful to several art forms and cinematic values. Our purpose is to introduce and develop the exceptional and powerful independent artist industry. We know and believe visual art is the only medium to transform the thinking process and generate a new profile in the world scenario. Therefore, we are extremely excited to launch ou first event worldwide. Kindly follow the links and turn the notifications on to get yourself updated with all our future news and initiative. note: Please email us at: spherefestival(at) for the password to submit your project (free) under the category: Personal messages or expressions (film freeway). Some people are sending some unrelated works, but we are truly waiting for some daring, uncensored, controversial works or personal statements that people dare to watch or listen. We are extremely excited to receive such as brilliant works from worldwide artists. you are free to submit anything discussional, political, personal, hypothetical, unethical, superficial or anything. Please Surprise us!

Canaltown Short Spooky Movie Festival (aka Spookyfest) 9/30/18
A diverse selection of short, spooky, moving picture shorts 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. *note: festival takes place in october, and deadline is usually a month prior.

&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