Blog: Film festivals



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Published: 04 Apr 2020
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Miscellaneous GLBT International Film Festival of Panama

Deadline: 30 Apr 2020

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We want to position Miscellaneous GLBT International Film Festival of Panama, as the best choice for film screenings with issues related to sexual diversity.



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Panamá, Panama



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Published: 04 Apr 2020
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Luminiscence Social Film Show

Deadline: 03 Oct 2020

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Muestra de Cine Social
Luminiscence.


Presentation

The Social Film Festival organized by Luminiscence Studio since 2013 has no competitive character, our intention is to screen projects with a clear social commitment, bringing the works presented to the public closer so that a link can be created between filmmakers, the public and organizers.







 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


ALICANTE, Spain



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Published: 04 Apr 2020
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YoFi Micro Fest

Deadline: 30 Apr 2020

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March 7-9
Irish Cinema Showcase
Contemporary animated, live action and documentary feature length and short Irish films from local and international filmmakers.

YoFi Microfest is a cousin to YoFiFest, the Yonkers Film Festival.

The Micro Fests were created to bring year round themed screenings and programming that connects audiences to films with specific topics or genres.

The YoFiDMAC (Digital Media Arts Center) is conveniently located in the booming downtown Yonkers waterfront, a 30 minute train ride from midtown Manhattan, along the scenic Hudson River. We draw filmmakers and audiences from New York City, Westchester County and the Lower Hudson Valley, Rockland County, New Jersey, and Connecticut.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


Yonkers, United States



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Published: 04 Apr 2020
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DocuVir.20

Deadline: 20 May 2020

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What we could never have imagined has happened: a pandemic and a global confinement.
We are living a new historical experience that affects all dimensions of human life. But, in the digital age, we can also overturn this situation. We need to be creative: redefining our social relations and our relationship with nature.

DocuVir.20 is a laboratory of socio-cultural innovation. We invite you to participate in this project. We are seeking for cultural vaccines and social antidotes. Antidotes to everything that poisons social life and human interaction: fake news, lies, misinformation. Antidotes for isolation and loneliness.

Put your imagination to work. Put it to work with the instrument that today allows us to be even more connected than ever before: your mobile phone or any other tool that can record how our life is changing.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


València, Spain



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Published: 03 Apr 2020
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Indie Short Fest

Deadline: 26 May 2020

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Important note on COVID-19: None of the Indie Short Fest live events will be cancelled. Although are currently postponed, all of the screenings and Q&As will be scheduled for the first safe opportunity, even if they have to be merged in large events. Until then, ISF-LA has also optional streaming opportunities for who wants to join, namely VOD or monthly subscription via our TV channel.
This means that our event dates designate, at this temporary stage, the day for the announcement of the award winners of each season. The respective live events will take place as soon as possible.
Everything else is working as usual.

IMDb qualifier Indie Short Fest (ISF-LA) is an LA-based international film competition with red carpet live screenings and Q&A at the Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA, every two months.

ISF-LA is looking for independent projects from all genres, particularly low or no-budget ones, as well as from all countries, especially from those traditionally underrepresented in the global film industry.

Each round, all submitted projects are featured in ISF-LA site and social media (with the publication of synopsis, stills and a trailer/teaser) as part of a general promotional action of indie production. Submitter has the option of decline any public highlight, as long as notified ISF-LA, keeping however his project(s) under consideration. These projects are judged by a random team of invited experts from academia and film industry from Los Angeles area, against a high standard of merit. From the pool of official selection, which has a very competitive acceptance rate, ISF-LA chose the nominees and award winners of the season. All of them can add their projects to IMDb. Some of the award-winning projects, selected by the programmers of ISF-LA, are publicly screened in Los Angeles at the end of each round.

Before submitting, please read carefully the following:

Every submission can add numerous additional judging categories increasing the chance to become a multi-award-winning. In these cases, the name(s) to be credited should be included in the submission.

Notice that any entry is judged only according to the nature of the submitted category or categories. After the preliminary evaluation, ISF-LA can email the submitter with recommendations to other categories in which the entry can be more suitable to and have more chances to be a good competitor. Still, the decision to submit to other categories, and the payment of the associated fees, belong exclusively to the submitter and does not guarantee any award or the official selection.



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Los Angeles, United States



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Logo of IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival
Published: 03 Apr 2020
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IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival

Deadline: 01 May 2020

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OSCAR!

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IN THE PALACE is an established international festival dedicated to short films, new media and digital arts up to 27 minutes in length.

The main purpose of the Festival is to present and promote the contemporary short film art form from Bulgaria, Europe, and the rest of the world. IN THE PALACE is an Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe (EFFE) Label holder, a Student Academy Award® Qualifying Festival, and an Academy Award®/Oscar® Qualifying Festival for shorts in the categories of Best Animation, Best Fiction and Best National Film.

17th IN THE PALACE will take place on 18 – 26 September 2020 in the beautiful seaside city of Varna.

The program will consist of the following main components:

• Professional competitive programme

• Student competitive programme

• ON FOCUS programmes and EFA and Oscar® nominated/awarded films

• Q & A sessions

• FILMER FORGE: educational program for young professionals, industry meetings, conference, film projects pitching session

• Video library

• USHI FILM FEST: film and educational program for children and young people

• MUSIC PALACE FEST: musical program and night parties

IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival provides an exceptionally favorable platform for the expression of both young directors and established professionals. Starting as a competitive forum for student films, it has now become the largest and most prestigious short film festival in Bulgaria and the region.

IN THE PALACE is organized by Format SFF Foundation, Veshtina Municipal Centre and Festival and Congress Centre - Varna (https://www.fccvarna.bg) in partnership and with the support of National Culture Fund and the Ministry of Culture, Sofia Municipality, and the Erasmus+ Programme and European Solidarity Corps of the European Commission.



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Sofia, Bulgaria



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Logo of Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China
Published: 03 Apr 2020
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Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China

Deadline: 31 Aug 2020

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HIGHLIGHTED!

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GOLDEN KAPOK AWARD COMPETITION
The Golden Kapok award Competition is now open for feature documentaries, short documentaries, documentary series and new media documentaries from all over the world!
Submit your works to attend the“Golden Kapok Award Competition” with the most competitive productions!

SCREENING SESSION: PREMIERE IN GUANGZHOU
Be the first Stop to Raise the International Profile for Your Documentary!
We are calling entries for World Premiere/ International Premiere/ Asia Premiere/ China Premiere!
Official screening events include: Red Carpet, Official Premiere Screening, Press Conference, Interviews and More.

DOCSHOP
GZDOC Doc Shop is a year-round factual content marketplace for producers, distributors, content buyers and commissioners. It is dedicated to discovering and promoting premium China and International documentaries.
GZDOC Doc Shop has successfully distributed 46000 minutes of documentary programs.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Guangzhou, China



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Published: 03 Apr 2020
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SUNCINE Environmental Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Sep 2020

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The non-profit cultural Association ACCIONS 3E convenes and organizes the 27th SUNCINE International Environmental Film Festival, which will be held from 4 to 12 November 2020 and from January to June 2021 in Barcelona (Catalonia).
SUNCINE, previously known by the acronym FICMA, was created in 1993 and is the world’s oldest film festival in its genre.
Starting from this edition, SUNCINE extends its reach and its agenda in order to promote, distribute and spread ―before, during and after the event― all audiovisual formats, with the aim of raising awareness and sensitivity on the state of the environment and sustainability.



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Barcelona, Spain



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Logo of Tunja International Film Festival - FICTU
Published: 03 Apr 2020
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Tunja International Film Festival - FICTU

Deadline: 20 Jul 2020

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El FICTU es un festival que concentrado en el cortometraje busca conectar la producción audiovisual de Boyacá con la actualidad del cine nacional y mundial

Competencia de cortometraje boyacense, nacional, internacional. Muestra de largometrajes nacionales e internacionales, estas muestras se darán a través de invitaciones directas por parte del festival.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Tunja, Colombia



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Published: 03 Apr 2020
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Victoria Film Festival

Deadline: 26 Aug 2020

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One of MovieMaker magazine's Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee for the last 6 years.

Since 1995, The Victoria Film Festival has brought the best in narratives, documentaries and shorts every year to Victoria and Vancouver Island during its ten day celebration of film. Eclectic and inspiring, the Festival hosts an array of guests that includes film directors, producers, distributors, festival and TV programmers.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Victoria, Canada



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Logo of NAVARRA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Published: 02 Apr 2020
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NAVARRA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Deadline: 31 Jul 2020

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NIFF is a space for criticism, denunciation, impact and social growth through the dissemination and promotion of cinema.

NIFF aims to be a statement against non-involvement, disregard and lack of commitment, which is the real disease of this century, where we produce more than we can consume, and happiness is subject to the law of supply and demand.

NIFF was born with the intention of triggering, debating the issues that are hidden under appearances and confronting the public with the social realities that show each individual as a part of those that make us complex, unique and human.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Noain, Spain



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Published: 02 Apr 2020
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Tarazona Film Festival

Deadline: 14 Jun 2020

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GOYA!

Short film festival


ONLY FOR SPANISH FILMMAKERS // SOLO PARA CINEASTAS ESPAÑOLES



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Zaragoza, Spain



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Logo of Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival
Published: 02 Apr 2020
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Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival

Deadline: 30 Jun 2020

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Short film festival


Africa in Motion (AiM) is an annual African film festival taking place in Scotland, consisting of film screenings and complementary events. Now in its fifteenth year, AiM brings the best of African cinema to Scotland—making it possible for Scottish audiences to engage with African stories and industry professionals from the continent. AiM has established itself as a major annual event within the Scottish cultural calendar, whilst also maintaining an international profile as one of the leading African film platforms. The festival caters to a varied and diverse audience from all over Scotland, the UK and further afield. A core aspect of AiM’s organisational work is its partnership development with various cultural and artistic networks and venues, with particular efforts made towards engaging the African diaspora community living in Scotland. Africa in Motion has grown from strength to strength over the past 14 years. Our own statistics show that we have screened around 680 African films to over 45,000 people in Scotland since the inauguration of the festival in 2006.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Glasgow , United Kingdom



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Logo of FESTIVAL NIMES EN COURT
Published: 02 Apr 2020
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FESTIVAL NIMES EN COURT

Deadline: 31 Jul 2020

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The Nîmes En Court Festival welcomes you to Nîmes from Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th April 2020 for its second edition!

Competition of short films, favorites, compétition 48h, compétition photo, scenario workshop, master class ... we prepare a beautiful edition!



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NIMES, France



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Published: 02 Apr 2020
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Shortfilms directed by women screening

Deadline: 13 Dec 2020

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Short film festival


Our short film show intends to celebrate and disseminate the film creation made by women.

We want to create a diverse and heterogeneous show, we will not value positively that the theme of the short film is related to gender, because we want to exhibit the feminine creation in its pure gesture, for its cinematic value and not for its theme.

We will value positively that the director can attend the exhibition, since our intention is to create a dialogue with the public about the work of the directors. In 2019 we made the first edition of the exhibition with the presence of 3 of the directors, who were able to share with us reflections and answer the questions that arose about their work, it was a projection of great interest and we want to repeat it in 2020 with the same success .



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Martorell, Spain



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Published: 02 Apr 2020
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UFO film festival

Deadline: 01 Oct 2020

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Organized in Pérols, near Montpellier in Hérault, by the OVNI LANGUEDOC association during its annual congress on 14 and 15 November 2020.

The 1st Ufological Film Festival is aimed at directors who wish to present their short films, fictions and documentaries on the theme of Ufology, UFOs and extraterrestrial life.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


MONTPELLIER-PEROLS, France



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Published: 02 Apr 2020
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Cine en mi barrio

Deadline: 20 Jun 2020

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"Cine en mi barrio" es un proyecto social que tiene como objetivo la formación de públicos a través de medios audiovisuales, mediante distintas proyecciones de cortometrajes y largometrajes colombianos que aluden al cambio social.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Popayán, Colombia



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Published: 02 Apr 2020
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FICP2019

Deadline: 15 May 2020

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The festival aims to spread new insights and reflections on culture, anthropology,
Art and nature A window to the world just around the corner.

Promoting works by independent audiovisual producers from around the world whose
Thematic and aesthetic treatments generate debate, new knowledge and reflections.

Feature films, short films and short films, in fiction, animation and documentary genres.

Land, Woman, Man has the thematic axes of culture, history, art and the relationship of the
Men with the socio-cultural, natural and territorial environment.



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Trelew, Argentina



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Published: 02 Apr 2020
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Eindhoven Film Festival

Deadline: 01 Sep 2020

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EFF is an international film festival for unconventional independent film, organised at several vibrant locations in Eindhoven (NL).

In a world that is rapidly changing, we feel it’s important to move along. As a festival, we put focus on the experience and like to challenge the audience as well as the makers to question the medium film, in order to stimulate innovative productions that really wow.

We love to show the diversity of the medium. Therefore we’re always looking for films and moving images that question the boundaries of traditional filmmaking.

The 10th edition will take place from the 26th of November to the 29th of November in the city center. Eindhoven is an innovative city with a worldwide top position in technology, design and knowledge.

During these days we show you unconventional independent films varying from experimental shorts to breathtaking documentaries. We are very proud to present the work of talented filmmakers from all over the world. Besides an extensive film programme you can enjoy a broad variety of film-related extras like live film scores, workshops and talks and exhibitions.

Eindhoven Film Festival:
• Likes to be a catalyser for innovations in film by mixing various disciplines and encouraging filmmakers to experiment regardless of traditions and clichés. We use the festival as a playground/laboratory where filmmakers as well as the audience are encouraged to make the imaginable possible.
• Likes to redesign the way we experience film in collaboration with the filmmakers as well as the audience.
• Wants to turn Eindhoven into a furtive breeding ground for innovative film productions, national as well as international.
• Aims to broaden people's perspective on society by showing unconventional (fictive/(hyper)real) stories straight from the heart of the filmmakers.
• Strives for inclusiveness. Eindhoven counts about 150 nationalities. We feel it’s important that the different cultures in Eindhoven feel at home and represented at the festival.



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Eindhoven , Netherlands



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Published: 02 Apr 2020
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Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival

Deadline: 31 Jul 2020

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Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival is a pioneering showcase of avant-garde and experimental cinema in Turkey. Our goal is to bring the best in contemporary experimental cinema from around the world to live audiences in Istanbul. Our festival aims to advance artistic expression while creating a genuine networking platform for practitioners, film enthusiasts, and industry talent. In bringing audiences highly innovative films, made by filmmakers that have strong personal views on contemporary reality, we are inspired to daringly explore the boundaries of cinematic language.

The inaugurate IIEFF took place in November 2018 where more than 150 features and shorts from 50+ countries were showcased. Over the span of 5 days events ranged from premieres, retrospectives, tributes, audio-visual performances, and discussion panels. The scope of selected works infused fresh air into the Istanbul atmosphere during the running days of the festival. We look forward to bringing more great works to life on screen.

We support visionaries that prevail beyond cinematic confines. Our priority here is to showcase films made primarily for aesthetic and philosophical reasons rather than commercial profit. We hope to give gifted international artists and filmmakers an opportunity to show their talent in all facets and forms that their craft demands. Regardless of whether you are an emerging artist or an established professional, we would like to encourage you to submit your work. It is artists like you that keep the horizon of moving images sharp and in focus so art may endure.



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Istanbul, Turkey



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