updates

Hi all-
A few more updates.
best of luck,
tracy

Short of the Year 06/21/20
The festival is open to international filmmakers. Filmmakers may submit as many works as they wish to, as long as they have been produced ​​after January 1, 2019. Festival is open to fiction, animation, documentary, experimental short films and music video with a maximum duration of 30 minutes. Entries must be submitted in English, Spanish subtitles are recommended though. Short of the Year will have four different editions: WINTER – SPRING – SUMMER – AUTUMN 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) The festival has an independent online section apart from the official categories; directors may choose if they want to participate in this section. In order to participate at the Online Audience Award a confirmation is required at the moment of submission. The short film will be available online on Click For Festivals for users to watch it for a month after the closer deadline to the time of submission. The most viewed film during that month will be the winner.

Aniμasyroς International Animation Festival(Greece) 6/30/20
Animasyros International Animation Festival launched its journey into the world of animation on 19 September 2008 in the island of Syros in Greece. Animasyros Festival is organized into three main pillars, the artistic programme, the educational programmes and the Market section, while there are also parallel activities such as exhibitions, concerts and parties.

Moinho Cine Fest 06/30/20
Moinho Cine Fest – International Film Festival of Micro and Nano Film of Matosinhos considers that the length of the nano film is until to 01:00 (mm:ss) and the micro film is until to 05:00 (mm:ss). It’s a film festival organized by ANARTEM – Associação Cultural and directed by André Almeida Rodrigues, a Portuguese filmmaker. The 3rd edition of the festival will take place in April 2021 in Custóias, Leça do Balio and Guifões parish, Matosinhos, Portugal.

Stop Motion Montreal 6/30/20
Festival Stop Motion Montréal is the world’s first festival dedicated to showcasing films animated exclusively using stop motion techniques.

POOL 20 INTERNATIONALES TanzFilmFestival BERLIN 7/14/2020
***DEADLINE EXTENDED*** Submit your dance film by 14th July 2020!
Every year POOL presents a selection of fascinating dance film productions from all over the world, making the event a meeting place for creatives in the fields of dance, film, fashion and advertisement. The focus of the festival is on films that not only record dance but create independent filmchoreographies through the intense interplay between dance and cinematic tools like camera and editing.

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.

updates

Just a few quick deadlines, mostly in July.
best of luck,
tracy

Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival 7/1/20
We now invite all filmmakers, artists, distributors, producers, gallerists, universities and institutions to submit their most current works and projects to the 37th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival. The entire film program as well as the works for the exhibition Monitoring will be selected from all submissions. All installations of the exhibition Monitoring compete for the Golden Cube. A jury nominates films from the program for the other festival awards. We do not charge an entry fee and pay – as far as possible – a screening fee for the films of the regular film program.

Athens International Film Festival (Greece) 7/6/20
The Athens International Film Festival loves and actively supports the greek cinema from its first edition to date. Much awaited premieres of greek films that are embraced by the local audience and travel through Greece and abroad, workshops on film development and production, top and honored guests from the domestic film society and, of course, awardings and distinguishing older and rising Greek film artists are some of the ingredients that keep alive and deepen every year this relationship of support and love.

Cinanima (Portugal): 07/10/20
The Call for Entries for the 44th edition of CINANIMA – which will be held from the 9th to the 15th November, in Espinho – is now open. CINANIMA is the only Portuguese Film Festival whose Main Award may apply for the Oscar of the Academy for the Best Animation Short Film.

International Kurzfilmtage Winterthur 7/12/20
The International and Swiss Competitions are the heart of Kurzfilmtage. Year after year, they provide insight into current short filmmaking and enable encounters with filmmakers from around the world.

Local Sightings 7/15/20
1 Min Dance Film Challenge The Dance / Film Residency is offered by Northwest Film Forum and Velocity Dance Center to an artistic team selected through this year’s Dance Film Challenge, as part of Local Sightings Film Festival 2020. Teams/individuals are invited to submit one dance film up to 60 seconds in length. We encourage artists to use the tools they have: these can be shot/edited on your phone, in the rehearsal studio, on the street, in your room. The value is placed not on the expensive equipment + software you can access, but how you use the instruments and materials you have available. Audience votes will determine which team/individual receives the residency, which comprises rehearsal space and an open rehearsal/exhibition/screening at NWFF! Exact days/times of the residency will be determined based on artist and venue schedule and availability.

Iranian Film Festival (San Francisco, CA) 8/1/20
San Francisco – Iranian Film Festival, a showcase for the independent feature and short films made by or about Iranians from around the world, is inviting the filmmakers from all over the world to submit their films for the next edition taking place in September 2020 in San Francisco.- The films should be related to Iran by any filmmaker from any country, or made by any Iranian filmmaker on any subject.

Update

More updates, as promised.
Stay well,
tracy

Barcelona International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival currently open for entries
Films and videos should be of interest to lesbians, gay men, intersexuals, bisexuals and/or transgendered people. We are seeking narrative, documentary, experimental and animated films and videos (both features and shorts), in 35mm, 16mm, Digital Beta, Beta SP, DVD, BluRay formats.Submit online link, or DVD by post.

Busan International Film Festival (Korea) 06/24/20
The Festival accepts features, short films, documentaries and animation. The film must not be broadcasted on TV or available on the Internet prior to the Festival. Non-Asian short films are not open to submission. Deadline is for short films.  Apply on the Busan International Film Festival’s official website – http://www.biff.kr/eng.

Filmfest Hamburg 6/30/20
Filmfest Hamburg is a festival for the audience. In ten permanent and several anually changing sections Filmfest Hamburg shows about 140 national and international feature and documentary films as world, European or German premiere. The many facets of the program range from sophisticated arthouse films to innovative mainstream cinema. Submit film print or DVD by post.

Tofuzi (Georgia) 6/30/20
The Festival consist of 2 main parts: “TOFUZI” International Animated Film Festival which will be held in Batumi. The Regional Festival “TOFUZI” will be held in about 20 regions of Georgia during the whole year after the International Festival of Animated Films “TOFUZI”. Submission on filmfreeway.

Etiuda and Anima Festival (Poland) 06/30/2020
ETIUDA COMPETITION – international film competition for student etudes made at film and fine art schools. ANIMA COMPETITION – international competition for professional, independent and student animation. Submission can be done on festival site or filmfreeway.

BIAF (Korea) 6/30/20
International Animation Festival, which includes general competition section. Animation Film Festival with general competition section, which includes feature films, short films, graduation films, Korean short films, TV&Commissioned films and VR works. The festival is to spread the true charm of animation genre and to grow as an expert animation film festival in Asia. Deadline is for Short, Graduation, TV&Commissioned.

Brno Sixteen 6/30/20
The international short film festival did not end with its 60th edition and is boldly stepping into the new decade with the theme of UPROSTŘED NIČEHO / THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE.

Taipei Golden Horse Awards 6/30/20
The Golden Horse Awards aims to promote the development of Chinese-language filmmaking, manifest the diversity of regional cultures, recognize the artistic and technical excellence of filmmaking, and expand the global reach of Chinese-language films. The 57th Golden Horse Awards submission for live action and animated short film will be open from June 1 through June 30, 2020

Schlingel International Film Festival 7/1/20
SCHLINGEL is an independent film festival with international competitions and various additional events. It takes place annually. We conceive ourselves as a platform for international children’s and youth films in Germany. The festival gives an overview of current international productions and aims at motivating distributors and TV stations in Germany to integrate these films into their programmes. Deadlines for feature films

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France) 7/05/20
Today, the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival is the world’s largest film festival dedicated to short films. In term of audience and professional presence, it is the second largest film festival in France after Cannes. – July 5th 2020 for films completed in 2019 (after October 1)

Videomedeja International Video Festival (Serbia) 07/15/20
The International Video Festival VIDEOMEDEJA will be held from October 8th to October 10th, 2020 in Novi Sad. All video art lovers will be able to enjoy the program of the festival, which will be made of the latest and innovative artworks from the world of contemporary video art.

Kuandu International Animation Festival (KDIAF) 7/15/20
The KuanDog Prize is held at the 10th Kuandu International Animation Festival (KDIAF) in 2020 to provide animators a platform to screen and promote their works. The Festival not only injects new energy into the animation industry, but it also promotes interactions between local and international participants. film freeway

Balkanima 7/17/20
Balkanima is a European animated film festival that exist since 2004, established by Academic Film Center – Students City Cultural Center from Belgrade. It is held each year in first or second week of October. Main goal of the festival is screening of European short animated films, student films, as well as additional programs connected to the world of animation (lectures, exhibitions, workshops, multimedia events).

Busan International Film Festival (Korea) 07/22/20
The Festival accepts features, short films, documentaries and animation. The film must not be broadcasted on TV or available on the Internet prior to the Festival. Non-Asian short films are not open to submission. Deadline is for feature films.Apply on the Busan International Film Festival’s official website – http://www.biff.kr/eng.

BIAF (Korea) 7/31/20
International Animation Festival, which includes general competition section. Animation Film Festival with general competition section, which includes feature films, short films, graduation films, Korean short films, TV&Commissioned films and VR works. The festival is to spread the true charm of animation genre and to grow as an expert animation film festival in Asia. Deadline is for Feature, VR.

Taipei Golden Horse Awards 7/31/20
The Golden Horse Awards aims to promote the development of Chinese-language filmmaking, manifest the diversity of regional cultures, recognize the artistic and technical excellence of filmmaking, and expand the global reach of Chinese-language films. The 57th Golden Horse Awards submission for narrative feature, documentary and animated feature will be open from July 1 through July 31, 2020.

Taipei Golden Horse International Film Festival  7/31/20
Festival is open for feature, documentary, experimental, animation. no competition section.

NorthernWave Festival 08/1/20
Since the Icelandic film fund is one of the main supporters of the festival we decided to wave the fee for Icelandic filmmakers. We hope you can understand our reasons and thank you for supporting the festival. Deadline for Icelandic Short Films

International Women’s Film Festival “KIN” (Armenia) 08/01/20
***Free submission only for Armenian Films*** «KIN» (kin means “a woman” in Armenian), will be held in Yerevan. The festival’s goal is promote women’s creativity, establish a network between women filmmakers from different parts of the world and give hand to a better understanding of different cultures and each other. The purpose of the festival is to address through films issues of violence, inequality, discrimination and other problems related to women’s rights and gender problems. genres: Documentary, Short, Animation. Duration of the films had to be less than 40 min

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France) 10/01/20
Today, the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival is the world’s largest film festival dedicated to short films. In term of audience and professional presence, it is the second largest film festival in France after Cannes.- October 1st 2020 for films completed in 2020

 

Updates

Hi all-
More updates to continue.

best of luck,
tracy

Virginia Film Festival 6/15/20* free to VA filmmakers
Every Fall, the VAFF showcases celebrated new narrative and documentary features, independent and international projects, fresh perspectives on timeless classics, and local filmmakers from throughout Virginia.. Virginia residents (including students at VA schools) are eligible to have their entry fee waived.

Short of the Year 06/21/20
PROMOFEST opens the call for entries of SHORT OF THE YEAR – SPRING. 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).

Virginia Film Festival 7/13/20* free to VA filmmakers
Every Fall, the VAFF showcases celebrated new narrative and documentary features, independent and international projects, fresh perspectives on timeless classics, and local filmmakers from throughout Virginia.. Virginia residents (including students at VA schools) are eligible to have their entry fee waived.

Women Over 50 Film Festival 7/15/20
We’re sorry to say that as because of COVID-19 pandemic this year’s festival is not going to happen in a physical public space.We know that many of you will be disappointed to hear this but we’re determined to create an online film festival that’s just as exciting, accessible and inclusive as our last five festivals have been. WOFFF20 hasn’t been cancelled; it’s been transformed. Everyone is eligible to submit a film or screenplay. There’s no upper or lower age limit and it’s not only open to women. As long as your film centres on a woman over 50 or part of your core creative team is female and over 50, your film is eligible. Your film should: be under 15 minutes for animation or experimental films, be under 20 minutes for dramas, be under 25 minutes for documentaries. Our new screenwriting competition is open for submissions! Send us your 5 minute, not-yet-filmed, short drama script. Your script must have a woman over 50 at the ❤️ of it on the page or a woman over 50 as the writer. Free submissions in student category.

GIRAF 7/15/20
Is looking for animation submissions, in all styles, genres, lengths, and mediums. Our programs are a strong, eclectic mix of animation, representing the best of the medium from claymation to CG. We focus on presenting independent animation that pushes boundaries through the use of new techniques, unique visions, and stimulating subject matter.

CINE HORROR Film Festival 7/31/20
The CINE HORROR Film Festival is dedicated exclusively to genre productions (horror, suspense, trash, B-movies, fantasy, science fiction and thrillers). It takes place in the city of Salvador, Brazil.Non-Brazilian films must have/provide subtitles. The submissions should be sent to the following e-mail address: cinehorrorfestival(at)gmail.com;

Mequinensa International Film Festival 7/31/20
Mequinensa International Film Festival is an international festival of short films that will be held in Mequinenza (Spain). It will take place on September 28th to 31th 2020. The festival is organized by FilmFactory and is sponsored by Mequinenza City Council. The festival is totally free to attend.

Hsin-Yi Children’s Animation Awards 8/31/20
All it takes is a good story to enrich a child’s spirit and create beautiful memories. Join the Hsin-Yi Foundation as we make that story come to life in animation. We aim to improve both the quality of video entertainment targeted at children and their ability to appreciate it. At the same time, we want to award talented people who contribute to animations and videos around the world for providing a more diverse selection of good material for children.

Recent updates

Cologne OFF 4/30/14
Wanted: single channel videos by film and videomakers from all countries on the globe. “Theme”: “TOTAL ART”. The festival is looking for innovative and experimental approaches in dealing with content and technology.  Submit using downloadable links.

Monterrey International Film Festival (Mexico) 5/2/14
Local, national and international films. Any subject. Shorts max. 29 minutes. Full-length films over 60 minutes. Medium-length films will not be accepted in any category. DVD or online submission.

best of luck,

Tracy

 

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Some more festivals

Cine Pobre – The Low Budget High Intellect Film Festival – Building Creative Bridges (La Paz, Mexico) 4/15/13
Building creative bridges by awarding no & low-budget filmmakers & audiences with moments of radical Americanization. DVD submission by mail.

Figari Film Festival (Italy) 4/20/13
International Short Film Festival. The FFF tends to seek, discover and promote new authors of contemporary and both Italian and international independent cinema. The Festival aims to be a showcase for those who are already well-known in the film industry as well as a great launching pad for emerging directors, screenwriters, actors and actresses. Moviebeta submission highly recommended.

Puerto Rico International Film Festival 5/3/13
Future Films ( Thriller, Action, Biography, Drama, Comedy, Suspenses, Horror), Short Film ( Max 45 minutes), Documentary (Experimental, Short Film, Future Film), Animation ( Short Film, Future Films). WeTransfer or DVD.

Brazilian Student Film Festival 5/24/13
The Festival aims to promote the student film and develop a greater reflection about the genre, trying to broaden the interchange between the Brazilian and International production. The International Competition will be composed of the most representative student films produced up to two years before the Festival. DVD or link.

Milwaukee Film Festival (USA) 06/24/2013
can submit screening copy on dvd or password protected online streaming services (vimeo, etc)

a few more…

I have been going through my list, and found a few more festivals that recently updated their sites.
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Tabor Film Festival  (Desinic,Croatia) 03/15/13
International short film festival. You may submit any type of film (fiction, animation, documentary, experimental) completed after January 1st, 2011. Films of 30 minutes or less are eligible. submit online, send link by email. May choose to send dvd.

Student Academy awards 04/01/13 domestic, foreign deadline march 22nd

Jerusalem International Film Festival 04/01/13
To apply to the Festival, please send a link of the screener of your film to the e-mail address found here.
If the film is selected, you will be contacted and an application will be sent to you. You will be contacted only if the film is selected. Deadline for submissions: April 1. (click red text: film submission)

Alpinale Short Film Festival (Austria) 04/12/13
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. DVD submission.

Astra Film Festival (Romania) 04/15/13
documentary film festival. AFF is the place to see great documentaries, to feel the pulse of Romanian and Eastern European documentary film production,  meet fellow-filmmakers from around the world, debate upon major issues faced by documentarists while exposing real life and real people on the big screen, and interact with professionals and with an enthusiastic audience.

3D Artist CG Student Awards (UK) 05/15/2013
International showcase of students and grad students, 100,000 in awards + internships awarded

WNDX (Winnipeg) 05/31/2013
seeks new Canadian and international films and videos. Fill out online form, send DVD by deadline.
WNDX pays special attention to the most innovative and ground-breaking works created by moving image artists.