SEPTEMBER 2020

Slim Cinema Film Festival TBA
[DUE TO CONCERNS OVER NCOV19, OUR FESTIVAL IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WE WILL STILL BE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS AND WILL PROVIDE NOTICE ONCE WE GATHER MORE INFORMATION ON WHEN WE PLAN TO HOST SCVFF V – THANK YOU!] We are excited to announce another installment of Slim Cinema, NYC’s first and only vertical film festival. 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.

10th Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote 9/1/20
Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote is a project organized by Asociación de Cine Tenique, a non-profit organization whose main goals are to promote, diffuse and debate independent films, analyze the local context and connect it to global level. The 10th Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote — scheduled to be held in late November 2020 — is divided into two sections open to public call: 1. Official Section of Feature-length Films, 2. Cruce de caminos: Filmmakers from the Canaries Section, Films of any country or nationality that have been produced from January 1, 2019 and have a duration of more than 40 minutes may attend the Official Feature Films Selection. For this category there is a prize for the Best Film of 2.000 euros. A jury made up of renowned personalities from the cultural sector will be in charge of issuing the corresponding deliberation. Following the innovative commitment of Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote, the jury will debate and make its decision publicly. The section Cruce de caminos: Filmmakers from the Canaries, competitive and endowed with an economic prize of 500 euros, will be dedicated to the exhibition of short films produced and / or filmed in the Canary Islands or directed by filmmakers born or residing in the islands, which have been produced from the year 2019 and have a duration not exceeding 30 minutes.

Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival 9/01/20
In 2020, the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (kimff) will take place from 10-14 December in Kathmandu, the cultural and cosmopolitan capital of the Himalayan region. By screening some of the most recent and exciting films about mountain people, cultures , societies, environment, sports and adventure from around the world, kimff will celebrate the complexity and diversity of mountain life. The festival will organize special events to commemorate its 18th edition.

DOCUDAYS UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 9/1/20
Free submission for countries from the following list: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua, Armenia, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burma (Myanmar), Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Central African Rep., Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo Dem. Rep. of, Cook Islands, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji Islands, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea North, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sudan South, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Xiamen International Animation Festival 9/01/20
For participants who choose to register via postal service, their works should be recorded on DVDs, or stored on USB flash drives for mailing. If there is more than one entry, each DVD or USB flash drive should only be used to store entries of a single category (that is, entries with different alphabetic numbers should be stored on different DVD or USB flash drive respectively). The document name should be the “entry number” generated by online registration system, and marked on the DVD or USB flash drive. The DVDs or USB flash drives, the paper registration forms of the entries and other relevant paper documents should be mailed to the Organizing Committee for review.

Horror-on-Sea Film Festival, Essex, United Kingdom 09/1/20
Film Submissions for the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival 2021 are now open and all you have to do is email a screener, synopsis and full details that include the film’s running time and year of production etc tohorror@thewhitebus.org.uk

Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People 9/1/20
The 23rd edition of Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People is planned to be held from November 28 to December 2020 in Pyrgos and Amaliada in Greece. We accept feature films, short live action films, short animation films and documentaries with the children and youth audience in mind. You can read the terms and conditions and submit your film via Eventival,

Les Sommets du cinéma d’animation (Quebec, Canada) 09/01/2020
The Sommets du cinéma d’animation are an international festival dedicated to animation in all its forms, from heritage films to new media by way of current production. Over five days, Montreal moves to the rhythms of animation! A unique event in Quebec, the festival celebrates an art form that has long brought international recognition to Quebec and to Canada.

24th Japan Media Arts Festival  9/4/20
The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee is now accepting entries for the 24th Japan Media Arts Festival. All artists around the world, without distinction as to professional, amateur, independent, or commercial, are invited to submit their works. Eligible works are completed or released within a year before the deadline (October 5, 2019 – September 4, 2020). From each division, the jury committee will select winners of the Grand Prizes, Excellence Awards, Social Impact Award, New Face Awards, and U-18 Award. All awards including Special Achievement Awards and Jury Selections will be announced in March 2021. 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.

Linea d’Ombra-Festival 9/5/20
Linea d’Ombra Festival is an international festival of cinema, organized and managed by SalernoInFestival and supported with the contributions and the support of public and/or private associations, foundations and sponsors. The festival adheres to Afic (Association of Italian Film Festival). Linea d’Ombra is an event that aims to transdisciplinary to relate the different forms of creativity and promote it to the public. Develop projects that have an effective and productive training relapse, encourage the creation of collective works of young artists from different backgrounds, finally exploit the cultural potential of the territory of the Campania region both nationally and internationally.

Animasivo 9/7/20
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.

Nihilist Film Festival (Los Angeles) 9/15/20
“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. (NOTE: film freeway link- has fee)

Seville European Film Festival 9/15/20
The aim of the Seville Festival is to promote and spread European cinema, establishing itself as an annual meeting place for European film talents, specialised journalists and professionals from the sector. Nine days during which industry, public and critics coexist in the midst of the best European cinema. Spanish premieres of the major films in contemporary auteurist cinema, the presence of a large number of emerging talents, the determined defense of the youngest Spanish cinema, support for Andalusian cinema and, above all, the total security that today, more than ever, a film festival can be useful to the public, to films and to filmmakers. Requires registration with Eventival from main site.

Weihnachtsfilmfestival 9/15/20
(Christmas Film Festival) is looking for movies from all over the world that deal with ‘Christmas’ in any thinkable ways. Unconventional Christmas movies come to the foreground. Next to comedies also critical, tragic, satirical and scary movies are part of the program. Knowing that Christmas time polarizes many people, it is still worth to embrace the heartily ‘Spirit of Christmas’. In the dark season of the year the cinema turns into a magical place that makes you think, touches you and sometimes cast a smile on your face.

Metro Film & TV Awards 9/15/2020
Note: one FREE CATEGORY: TRAILER – TEASERS. 1 minute or less Trailers, or Teasers. ENGLISH speaking only. Includes FREE, your OPTION to include your entry into our free Android App.

Canaltown Short Spooky Movie Festival (aka Spookyfest) 9/17/20
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.

accordi @ DISACCORDI – International Short Film Festival 09/25/2020
accordi @ DISACCORDI – International Short Film Festival welcomes films and filmmakers from all over the world, to share the art of independent short films with the local audience, to entertain and enlighten festival attendees, to provide filmmakers the opportunity for professional networking and development, and to encourage cultural tourism and film industry development in Naples and the surrounding area in Campania. accordi @ DISACCORDI (Consonances and Dissonances) is an audience-friendly festival that focuses on quality programming of all genres. We want to give a heightened sense of the experience to all who participate and attend.

CMIAR 9/27/20* Must have Ohio address
The purpose of the CMIAR is to provide a screening event for Ohio moving image artists. To be accepted for the submission process you must have an Ohio Address. If you have questions about this please feel free to email us.

FICIprox 9/30/20
The International Film Festival is a festival of teasers. We understand TEASER as an audiovisual piece up to two minutes long that works in advance of a film that has not yet been completed or is in the process of realization, offering fragmentary frame information and a technical demonstration and aesthetics of what later will be the movie.

HECare Festival 09/30/20
The Human Environment Care Film Festival (HECFF) is Canada’s premier cultural event devoted exclusively to the exploration of Human-Environment care, Human rights issues, Environment protection, and a special section of this year (CoronaVirus and New World)through film. Our competitive sections are: Human-Environment, Environment protection (care), Humanity and human rights, Special section: Coronavirus and New World. Non-competitive section: All submitted films include documentaries, features, and animated that are over 30 minutes length and related to the competition section will come to the non-competitive section. Through FilmFreeway, the following artists are encouraged to submit their work: Filmmakers and Animators. Works should relate to Human-Environment care, Human rights issues, Environment protection, and a special section of this year (CoronaVirus and New World). As this is an art festival, creative endeavors are encouraged.

Animofest 9/30/20
International animated film festival of secondary schools ( Age of competing student is 15 – 20 years )