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Published: 25 Mar 2020
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北京国际短片联展 Beijing International Short Film Festival

Deadline: 16 Oct 2020

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1. The Festival
The Beijing International Short Film Festival (BISFF) is a beloved short film festival in China. During ten festival days, hundreds of filmmakers and artists present their work to a large audience. The festival is a hub where our visionary team organises and stimulates film-related activities to accompany a quality program—robust, eclectic, adventurous—and where emerging talent meets prestigious guests. This is what makes BISFF unique: every year it attracts distinct personalities from the field, who rediscover the magic of cinema at the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic cities.

BISFF 2020 will be held in Beijing at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art and other venues from December 4 to 14, 2020.

For more information about BISFF, please visit www.bisff.co.

* At BISFF, we represent the strength and impact of short films, filmmakers and film-related art, contributing to a culture built on foundations of mutual respect and dignity. BISFF aspires to create an environment where everyone has the freedom to express him or herself, without fear of harassment, intimidation, discrimination, sexism, or other disrespectful behaviors.

2. Vision
BISFF embraces short films, a vibrant film category that deserves more attention both from the industry and the audience in China.

We believe in the power of short films to encourage meaningful conversations and infuse positive social change. We welcome and motivate both emerging talents and established filmmakers from all backgrounds in their artistic endeavors. We collectively strive to expand the creative space for film citizenship and celebrate the diverse forms of cinema. We accept challenges head-on. We are BISFF!

3. Mission
We aim to provide a showcase for various genres of short films around the world every year and promote independent filmmaking of artistic merits, acknowledging and appreciating new perspectives and expressions, creating a space for inspiration to spark, a platform that stimulates cross-border conversations with contemporary art and technology worlds. Our programming tackles issues of contemporary social and aesthetic relevance, representing the strength and impact of independent cinema.



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Beijing, China



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Logo of Firenze FilmCorti Festival
Published: 25 Mar 2020
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Firenze FilmCorti Festival

Deadline: 10 Feb 2021

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Competition notice
The Association Rive Gauche – Festival, Florence, Italy, is pleased to announce the entries have been opened for the session of 7th Firenze FilmCorti Festival. Festival will held from May 04th to May 08th, 2020, for the following sections:
Short film in competition
Directorial Debuts
Cartoons and film for young audience
Innovative & experimental film.
Venue: Murate Art District
Piazza Le Murate
Florence, Tuscany 50122
Italy
Last and definitive deadline will be on February 10.



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Firenze, Italy



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Published: 24 Mar 2020
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Medium Length Film Fest Lisbon

Deadline: 30 Jun 2021

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Finding the voice of a film, its tone, pace and path can be the hardest task a filmmaker undertakes. Some painful choices have to be made in all its creative phases.

It is a known fact that medium length films - films with a 30 to 60 minutes duration - usually struggle for visibility. They dont seem to fit the short film festival format nor the feature film valuable screening slots. For unconventional format films an unconventional minded festival.

Medium length cinema is a creative filmic space by its own right and one that we want to celebrate and explore. It's much more than a mere formal element. It can transcend a pre-built set of expectations about pace and structure and renew the spectators sense of excitement and discovery.

We meet in Lisbon, July 2021.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Lisbon, Portugal



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Published: 24 Mar 2020
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International Biennal Dona i Cinema - Mujer y Cine - Woman & Film

Deadline: 17 May 2020

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Dona i Cinema aims to generate a live space of artistic and social creation and investigation. A space led by women, which divulgates their works and productions, promoting equal opportunities in Performing Arts and fostering the end of discriminative practices towards women.

For this reason since 2011 we run the International Biennal Dona i Cinema – Mujer y Cine – Woman & Film, a week dedicated to cinema made by and for women, with the exhibition of a selection of features, shorts, documentaries, animation and video art. All made by women.



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Valencia, Spain



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Published: 24 Mar 2020
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Festival Internacional de Cinema de Arquivo, Memória e Etnografia

Deadline: 09 Jun 2020

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FAMILY FILM PROJECT is a film festival which takes place every year in Porto, Portugal, with fast increase in visibility and internationalization since its first edition in 2012.

In addition to the mandatory Portuguese presence, the festival has been receiving films from around the world: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Spain, Holland, Indonesia, Italy, Israel, Iran, Lebanon, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Taiwan, Venezuela, among many other nationalities.

The sessions of competitive programming traditionally split into three thematic areas: Lives and Places (focusing on the voyeuristic, biographical or documentary recording of habitats and quotidian), Connections (focused on interpersonal and community dynamics) and Memory and Archive (dedicated to creative views from testimony and found footage). There is also a competitive session devoted to fiction and animation.

The festival program always holds a prominent space for directors and guest artists of international renown, such as Jonas Mekas (2012), Péter Forgács (2013), Alina Marazzi (2015), João Canijo (2016), Regina Guimarães (2017), Bill Nichols (2018) and Paula Rabinowitz (2018), Daniel Blaufuks (2018), Jaimie Baron (2019), Cláudia Varejão (2019), among others.

With several lines of action, the festival also organizes various parallel cultural events in addition to the competitive sessions: art exhibitions (which may extend beyond the festival date), movies, concerts, installations, performances at various locations of the city, master classes, conferences and launches of books focused on ethnographic and anthropological dimension.

The festival has expanded through the city in locations like the Rivoli Theatre, Passos Manuel, Coliseu, auditorium Almeida Garrett or the theater Carlos Alberto, but also art galleries, city streets and emblematic bars. Thus, the festival also helps to increase, in its most particular way, the cultural dimension of the city and the touristic appeal associated with it.

With its usual competitive sessions, masterclasses, performance events and video installations, the festival is once again placed on the conceptual boundaries of cinema and its dialogue with other arts and areas of thought.

As in previous years, the festival is organized into three thematic zones: Lives and Places (focusing on voyeuristic, biographical or documentary recording of habitats and everyday life), Memory and Archive (dedicated to creative approaches from testimonies and found footage) and Connections (focused on interpersonal and community dynamics). There is also a space dedicated to the genres of fiction and animation, with a competitive selection that will have a particularly strong Portuguese representation this year. Besides the national films, the festival receives in its competitive program a selection of almost two dozen films of different nationalities, from short to feature film, from documentary to experimental genre, always in a register that extends from the intimate plasticity of “home movies” to the ethnographic landscape.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Porto, Portugal



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Published: 24 Mar 2020
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Sofia Biting Docs

Deadline: 15 Sep 2020

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SOFIA BITING DOCS presents a selection of documentary films, going into topics such as human rights, environmental problems, discrimination, disrespect for diversities, integration of minority groups - on the face of it, seemingly overexploited, but actually topical, controversial issues of key importance for the society, raising discussions and arguments. The festival focuses on all kind of curious people and spiels, shot in documentary cinema. It is fixed on stories, aiming to inform, meant to provoke, putting forward questions, intended to be debated.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Sofia, Bulgaria



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Logo of Lisbon Film Rendezvous
Published: 24 Mar 2020
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Lisbon Film Rendezvous

Deadline: 01 May 2020

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Our aim is to screen films that might be overlooked by the international film festival circuit.

We have two major screening events: a Winter and a Summer edition, held in LACS, the Lisbon Art Center and Studios, Communitivity of Creators headquarters.

We will promote the selected films in our site and social media.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Lisbon, Portugal



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Published: 24 Mar 2020
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Taxco Film Fest

Deadline: 23 Dec 2020

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TAXCO Mexico, light city and Magic Town, one of the most impressive locations in the world, invites you to the 5th EDITION OF TAXCO FILM FEST 2019.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Taxco de Alarcón, Mexico



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Published: 24 Mar 2020
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Human Rights Film Festival Brazil

Deadline: 10 Jun 2020

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The Festival is dedicated
to short films about human rights and/or films that collaborate in the struggle for minority rights.
The competition will be in two phases. In the 1st phase: online audiences watch and vote for "Best Film", the winner adds 1 point in October 1st. In the 2nd phase: On October 9st, at 8:00 p.m., in the Theater da Rua Eliza the audience will vote, the winner will add 1 point. If there is a tie, the curatorship of the festival gives the final vote.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


São José dos Campos, Brazil



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Logo of Elche International Independent Film Festival
Published: 24 Mar 2020
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Elche International Independent Film Festival

Deadline: 27 Apr 2020

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GOYA!

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The Elche International Independent Film Festival, organized by Caja Mediterr·neo
Foundation's main objective is to offer a cultural space to filmmakers and moviegoers.

In a constant commitment to the promotion of culture and supporting emerging values of cinema, focusing on innovation, public conversation with the authors and the elimination of technological compete when barriers and vote.



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Elche, Spain



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Logo of ¡Propaga tu corto!
Published: 24 Mar 2020
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¡Propaga tu corto!

Deadline: 27 Mar 2020

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Propaga tu cort is a chain short film festival shot in the comfort of our home. We must turn our home into the best setting to develop our script.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Córdoba, Spain



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Logo of Micro & No Budget Film Festival
Published: 24 Mar 2020
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Micro & No Budget Film Festival

Deadline: 01 Jul 2021

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We value risk takers that tested their filmmaking abilitties with no safety net and the efforts of those who dare to state their creative claim with both instinct and self exposure.
We welcome all films produced with few means and where voluntarism and self sacrifice were turned into a strong cinematic catalyst.
The strength of an idea. That's what it's all about.



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Lisbon, Portugal



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Published: 23 Mar 2020
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FIC RIO (Festival Internacional de Curtas no Rio De Janeiro)

Deadline: 28 Mar 2020

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The FIC RIO Festival (International Short Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro) will be held at the MAM Cinematheque (Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 85, Flamengo Park, Rio de Janeiro) on 25, 26 and 27 June 2020 and has the aim to give space and voice to filmmakers and their relevant work of various themes within the genres of fiction, documentary and animation, captured in digital format, with a maximum duration of 30 (thirty) minutes (including credits).
The Festival has the support of the MAM Cinematheque (Modern Art Museum).



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



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Logo of Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival
Published: 23 Mar 2020
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Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival

Deadline: 31 Dec 2020

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https://www.imdb.com/event/ev0005834/2019/1

Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival is a monthly online festival with live screeenings. Our festival is a brilliant opportunity to participate in inernational competition.

The films of the Official selection and the winners will be selected each month, so the filmmakers will know about jury’s decision very quickly.

Every film in the official selection has a chance to be a winner and to be shown along with other films-winners at the gala-screening once a year.

Winners will be announced on our website and social media pages every month.

Take the experience with Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival and your film will has a chance:

– to be chosen in Official selection;
– to be a winner in one of the categories;
– to be screened at the festival event.

Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival is an independent festival for independent filmmakers. Our festival has emerged as the online festival and monthly film club. Currently it is an online festival with the annual gala screenings of the winning films.

Selected films and the winners will be announced on 25th day the following month.

“Films of the month” will be shown at the annual event.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Moscow, Russia



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Published: 23 Mar 2020
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Animalfama Film Competitive Showcase

Deadline: 02 Jul 2020

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AnimAlfama is an international animation short film showcase held every July in world famous Lisbon Alfama quarter. The event is set outdoor in Largo de Chafariz de Dentro, one of the most historically significant points in Lisboa and home of one it's oldests fountains.

It's a part of the public backed National Cinema Plan.
We are a competitive showcase with pedagogic purposes.

It is curated by Marta Andrade
Born in Porto, 1991. Studied in Lisbon’s Film School (ESTC), specializing in directing and finishing her degree in Prague at Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU). Afterwards, she went to Paris to do a year of training in animation at the Atelier de Sèvres. This led her to proceed and conclude her studies in London with animation masters at the Royal College of Art. “Come to me”, her first-year film, was selected to festivals all over the world. Her graduation film, “The Village Game”, was pre-selected for a BAFTA nomination in the student films category.
In 2017 she worked for clients such as BBC, Google and CNN as a concept artist and animator based in London.
Since June 2018 she has been living in Portugal and working permanently at Bando à Parte studios in Oporto and intermittently with Videolotion studios in Lisbon. She have been a visiting lecturer at Atelier de Sèvres to teach a “Workshop on Sand and Painting Animation”. At present, she’s working in animation as an animator, colorist, illustrator, teacher and art director.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Lisbon, Portugal



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Published: 23 Mar 2020
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The City in Film Award

Deadline: 02 Jul 2020

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The City in Film Award will distinguish the best films related to urban issues. It can be fiction or documentary, a short or a long feature. We are looking for films that relate to the city, where the city plays a relevant role in the mood, theme or narrative of the film.

All genres and durations are welcome.

The 4 selected films will be screened live and the best film awarded in September 2018, right in the heart of historical Lisbon, in the mystical Alfama.


THE CITY IN FILM AWARD IS A SPECIAL PARALLEL SECTION OF THE CINALFAMA LISBON INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS AND IT WILL FILL A SPECIFIC DATE OF ITS MAIN EVENT PROGRAM: THE CINALFAMA ANNUAL AWARDS!



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Lisboa, Portugal



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Logo of Dieciminuti Film Festival
Published: 23 Mar 2020
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Dieciminuti Film Festival

Deadline: 31 Oct 2020

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Dieciminuti Film Festival was created in 2005 by IndieGesta. It was able to quickly become one of the events dedicated to short films most important in Italy.

The Festival, whose first 15 editions attended by more than 14,800 short films involving a total of nearly 17,000 spectators, is structured in various competitive sections: Official Selection (for short films up to 10 minutes released after the 1st of January 2020), Extralarge (for shorts between 10 and 15 minutes released after the 1st of January 2020) Animations (animations for up to 10 minutes released after the 1st of January 2020), Doc10 (documentaries for up to 10 minutes released after the 1st of January 2020), Panorama Italia (for short films up to 10 minutes released by Italian students of Schools of Cinema after the 1st of January 2020).

At the Competitive sections, joins the Dieciminuti Academy, a school of cinema that brings young people of our province to create from scratch a short fiction or animation. The thing that is unique about the festival on the national scene is to be a real school for young people who want to explore the world of cinema. It ‘s also very much appreciated the Section Esplorazioni, which allows viewers to get in touch with the short film coming from a different country each year. During last years, the festival has hosted the short unpublished masters of Japanese animation by Studio Ghibli, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, the animated short films of the Tehran Film Festival, the short films of Georges Méliès, the avantguardes, the web-series. During the 13th edition was opened also the Futurama Section, dedicated to masterclasses for students.



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Ceccano, Italy



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Published: 23 Mar 2020
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Amarcort Film Festival

Deadline: 10 Aug 2020

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The only festival in the world dedicated to Federico Fellini, made in the beautiful city of Fellini: Rimini.

SMArt Academy cultural association, in collaboration with SMArt Lab, and under the auspices of the Emilia Romagna Region, Rimini District and the Municipality of Rimini, announces the 13th Edition of Amarcort Film Festival, short movies contest in November 2020 in Rimini.

Amarcort is associated to AFIC (Associazione dei Festival Cinematografici Italiani) and
FEDIC (Federazione Italiana dei Cineclub).



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Rimini, Italy



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Logo of INKAFEST Mountain Film Festival
Published: 23 Mar 2020
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INKAFEST Mountain Film Festival

Deadline: 20 Jul 2020

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Mountain & Culture is a cultural non-profit organization whose objectives is to approach the sports community and the people in town to offer films, exhibitions, and all kinds of activities focusing on the mountain sports, adventure, environment and culture of peoples.

The Festival also creates a platform for the exchange of ideas between filmmakers, athletes and the public, while supporting the most artistic and effective ways to communicate everything related to the world of the mountain. The aim of this festival is to highlight the importance of ecology, environment, preservation of the mountains and nature in the world today. The Festival also presents a spectacular region to practice adventure sports, extreme and mountaineering, through Films geography.

Welcome to the world of mountains ..........
Welcome to Arequipa City ...... Place of the Volcanoes



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Lima, Peru



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Published: 23 Mar 2020
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Port Blair International Film Festival

Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The festival features top films from the world’s filmmakers as well as introduces new, talent from around the world. Our mission is to discover high quality and ambitious films, to promote filmmakers’ works and to help them realize their dreams.

WE ARE HUNTING THE GOOD MOVIES, AROUND THE WORLD.



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JUNGLIGHAT, ANDAMAN NICOBAR ISLAND,, India



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