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Published: 08 Jan 2020
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Ambrosia Food & Drink Film Festival

Deadline: 05 Nov 2020

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In the ancient Greek myths, ambrosia is the food or drink of the Greek gods, conferring longevity or immortality upon whoever consumed it. It was with ambrosia Hera "cleansed all defilement from her lovely flesh", and with ambrosia Athena prepared Penelope in her sleep, so that when she appeared for the final time before her suitors, the effects of years had been stripped away, and they were inflamed with passion at the sight of her.

The consumption of ambrosia was typically reserved for divine beings. In the Odyssey and the Iliad, Homer uses the word ambrosia for three things: the food of the Olympians, a salve used to treat corpses, and as a perfume to cover up the smell of uncured seal skins. Regardless of all this confusion, the word is now used metaphorically to mean anything so fragrant, so delicious that it seems divine "delightful food and drink".

Food and drink is a necessity of life, right? We are what we eat – mentally, physically, emotionally, and even spiritually. We live in a world of extremes with food starvation on one side to gluttony on the other. And yet there are those who live with abundance at their fingertips and the means to healthy and delicious meals yet chose to feast on empty nutrition. Small things can and do bring joy. Foodie loves both the simplicity and complexity of food and drink, respects food, eats mindfully, give thanks for every bite or sip, curious to know how food is prepared, preserved, and planted, always on the lookout to learn, grow, share, and serve.

Ambrosia Food & Drink Film Festival solely dedicated to films focused on food and drink, as well as those films, where food and drink is an important part of the synopsis (or may be for one memorable scene). We admit short and feature films, animation, documentary, web series, music video, how-to cooking and recipe video and commercials with, or about food/drink, cuisine, cooking, baking, restaurants, cafes, pubs, eating, drinking, tasting and/or meals, wine, tea, coffee and soft drinks, delicious dishes from upmarket restaurant with famous chef, fast food, vegetarian food, healthy food, simple food and street food.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Music Video


Moscow, Russia



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Published: 08 Jan 2020
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Busan International Short Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Jan 2020

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Busan International Short Film Festival (BISFF) was launched in 1980 as the Korean Short Film Festival.

It was the first short film festival to appear in Korea and will be held its 37th year in 22, April 2020.

BISFF will be a remarkable opportunity for professionals and enthusiasts from across the nation and the around the world.



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Busan, South Korea



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Published: 07 Jan 2020
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MOONWHITE FILMS INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST - MWFIFF

Deadline: 02 Jul 2020

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All Categories, All Genres All Languages are Accepted from All Continents.
*English Subtitle is Compulsory.
*DCP / J2K File would be Compulsory if the film is selected for Screening in the Film Festival or Extra Cost would be charged if the filmmakers wants us to convert the file for the same. Extra Cost For the Film Conversion Would be $25 per movie.

This will be 2 days Event with LIVE Screening & Award Ceremony with Entertainment Programme in the heart of Mumbai City, Maharashtra, India. We will be screening ONLY selected movies. Final Winners will be Awarded with Lady Trophy and Certificates. Nominated, Participants will be receiving Certificates ONLY. All the Awards and Certificates will be given by our Panel of Jury listed on our website and also by the Chief Guest, Bollywood Celebrities, VIP's guest etc present on the day of the Event. FOR more Updates please visit our websites: www.mwfiff.com

Award Ceremony Event Venue :
Balgandharva Rangmandir ( Sheila Gopal Raheja Auditorium ) 24th and 32nd Road, near to Patwardhan Udyan, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050

Film Screening Venue :
INOX Metro
Mahatma Gandhi Road, Dhobi Talao, New Marine Lines, Junction, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020

Please, Visit the link (http://www.mwfiff.com/submission) , if you want to submit your film directly through our website.

Juries
We have Jury From Radio Mirchi 98.3fm , World Famous Singer, Film Producer, Director, Choreographer International TV fame Personality and many more on the list.

Film can also be submitted directly through Festhome, OR (youtube / Vimeo, / Google Drive, like platforms) and sending us link (and password if protected),

In case of using submission platforms like Festhome, or any other platforms Press Kit, Film Posters, DCP file etc MUST be E-mailed to - contact@mwfiff.com, in order to complete submission:-

Film Entry Form

Crew & Cast List including the technical team.
Filmography of the Film director.
1 Photograph of Director.
2 Poster of film in JPEG format COMPULSORY (300 dpi, 768 x 1169 - pixel size) and (300 dpi, 3508 x 4961 - Pixel size)
Your film's trailer link not more than 1 minute in duration (Optional, for promotion & publicity purpose)

Direct Online
Step 1- Upload your film on any online platform (e.g. youtube, Vimeo, Google Drive etc),protect it with password. You will be required to mention the URL of this upload in the form.

Step 2- Please fill up the " FILM ENTRY FORM" available on our website http://www.mwfiff.com/submission & e-mail it along with press kit.

Step 3- Pay the Appropriate Entry Fee.

Step 4- E-mail the "FILM PRESS KIT" to - contact@mwfiff.com

Press Kit
(NO HARD COPIES, ONLY SOFT COPIES TO BE E-MAILED)
Film Entry Form
Crew & Cast List including technical team.
Filmography of Film director.
1 Photograph of Director.
2 Poster of film in JPEG format COMPULSORY (300 dpi, 768 x 1169 -pixel size) (300 dpi, 3508 x 4961 -pixel size)
Your film/video trailer's link preferably not more than 1 minute in duration for promotion & publicity purpose.



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Mumbai, India



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Logo of 24fps International Short Film Festival
Published: 07 Jan 2020
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24fps International Short Film Festival

Deadline: 17 Jul 2020

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Now in its 22nd year, the 24fps International Short Film Festival has earned a reputation for presenting some of the most unique and challenging exhibition programming on the festival circuit.

The mission of 24fps is to celebrate and encourage student and independent filmmakers. Festival public screening programs are designed to highlight the creator as much as the work itself. All exhibited films are introduced by a commentator, and filmmakers in attendance are given the opportunity to speak to the festival audiences at the close of their film’s exhibition.

The films are exhibited as part three curated programs. All films are screened in the festival exhibition venue, the landmark Paramount Theatre, which is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Abilene, United States



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Published: 07 Jan 2020
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4 Seasons Film Festival

Deadline: 05 Dec 2020

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4 Seasons Film Festival is a festival for short films and feature films. We have a screening of the 4 sections of our film festival (spring, summer, autumn and winter). The final screening will be on December 20th at an emblematic venue in Barcelona. The winners of each category and each section will also be announced.
- Winter
- Spring
- Summer
- Autumn



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Barcelona, Spain



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Logo of International queer filma festival Merlinka
Published: 07 Jan 2020
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International queer filma festival Merlinka

Deadline: 01 Sep 2020

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International queer film festival Merlinka is organized every year from 2009 in Belgrade Serbia. For five days we screen short, documentary and featured LGBT-themed films.

Only gay, lesbian, bisexual, trangender, transsexual-themed films.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Beograd, Serbia



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Logo of Lake City International Film Festival 2020
Published: 06 Jan 2020
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Lake City International Film Festival 2020

Deadline: 10 Nov 2020

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Serving as a Premier Film Festival, the Lakecity International Film Festival (LCIFF) held in Delhi was founded to showcase the leaders in contemporary film making, and aims to exhibit the most captivating and innovative content. The Biggest Event in the Capital, the two day LCIFF 2020 festival is slated to happen on November 28th / 29thd 2020.

Festival Mission:
Breaking all stereotypes, LCIFF's mission is to present quality films from around the world as well as support, recognize and honor indie film makers. These films will be organized thematically, in hopes of representing the full range of the human experience as reflected by our chosen filmmakers. LCIFF will also be a vital showcase for indie short film makers as the festival has a PSA Films Category in addition to its competitive sections.

Festival Objectives:
Though film festivals have became a regular affair in most countries yet most of them cater only to selected audience as well as entertain the commercially successful film makers and related personalities. However, LCIFF intends to organize a festival that connects the film fans & movies goers with the world, especially the serious filmmaker & their associates so as to bring about greater understanding of the art of film making.

The two day festival will see people of various communities thronging the venue to enjoy films from countries including Germany, Italy, UK, USA, Russia, Bangladesh, Iran, Poland in English and the country's own languages. Indian regional language films like Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Bhojpuri, and in south Indian language including Malayalam, Tamil, Telegu and Kanada will be showcased.

NEW RULES:
Apart from the REGULAR CATEGORIES of SUBMISSION that include FEATURE FILMS / SHORT FILMS / DOCUMENTARIES & MUSIC VIDEO, we at LCIFF have created a special new Category for WEB SERIES.

Should you need more details, please feel free to get back to us:
Mohan Das
Festival Director,
Email: lakecity.mp@gmail.com
Cell: 0091-9987754342

Ankit Tandon
Festival Co-ordinator
Cell: 0091-9004925704
Email: lciff.mp@gmail.com



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Mumbai, India



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Logo of ReAnimania International Animation Film & Comics Art Festival of Yerevan
Published: 06 Jan 2020
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ReAnimania International Animation Film & Comics Art Festival of Yerevan

Deadline: 31 Aug 2020

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CARTOON D′OR!

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NEW - Please read carefully about ReAON (ReAnimania ONline Animation Film Festival).

ReAnimania International Animation Film Festival of Yerevan was founded by cartoonist, painter and animator Vrej Kassouny in 2008.
Armenia’s history in animation had begun 70 years prior, with the release of the first Armenian film, Lev Atamanov’s (né Levon Atamanyan) The Dog and the Cat in 1938.

In striving to honor the craft in both spirit and in name, the Festival has since reintroduced the art of animated filmmaking to Armenian audiences.

The festival includes a selection of highly anticipated non-commercial features and shorts with 15 in-competition and non-competition programs and a Market Forum for Animation Professionals (MARANI). The festival also offers an array of practical workshops, seminars, master classes and lectures presented by a host of global industry talent.

The festival has become a platform for development and promotion even beyond Armenia’s borders. As the largest event in the South Caucasus (and the most unique within its class), ReAnimania is playing an integral role in bridging east and west. It is becoming one of the most important emerging festivals, receiving over a thousand film submissions and attracting tens of thousands from around the world. In its 8th edition, ReAnimania is already becoming one of the most important young animation film festivals from all over the world, welcoming competitors, visitors and animation lovers from more than 75 countries.
ReAnimania’s aim is to expand and extend the border of Armenia through the Art of Animation and Animated films.

Therefore, here is a NEWS!
ReAnimania Int. Animation Film Festival is proud to announce the Launch of ReAbroad
What is ReAON?
ReAON is an Online Animation Film Festival that will run parallel to ReAnimania IAFCAFY, end of each October every year, YET, ReAON will be ON until mid of December to give an opportunity for larger number of Animation fans to watch and meet latest updates and movies.
ReAON platform will give a chance to its followers, animated movie professionals, artists, filmmakers and animated movie fans to join ReAnimania from all over the world and follow up with latest hits in animated movies and classics through its new platform ReAON.
ReAON will be accessible to its online audience, wherever they are in the world, and whoever holds (Purchases) Online Badge/Accreditation, during the festival dates will parallely BE PART OF ReAnimania EVENT!
This is a UNIQUE opportunity for those who want to keep with the heartbeats of animation world, yet cannot travel for many reasons. NOW YOU CAN BE THERE FOR THE HITS, while you are sitting at home.
ReAON platform, will give the chance of viewing those movies the directors of which have signed and agreed to join ReAON online animation festival, in case of
- Selection in official competition.
- Possibility of selection out of competition program.
- Movies/filmmakers who do not agree on taking part in ReAON platform, in case of being selected in official competition, their movies will be only viewed at Traditional, physical festival on the ground as usual, their choice will be fully respected.
YOU CAN EASILY JOIN us by purchasing your badge (Early bird special price) here: (Link to buy your badge will be activated in mid of March)
The Opening of Online Accreditation will be soon launched!

ReAnimania’s motto is: “Life is a Picture, Make the Picture Come to Life.”

ATTENTION:

· Please be informed, the submission is with fee.
· Please visit ReAnimania’s Link for the payment.
· Or submit directly through ReAnimania’s website (https://reanimania.com/submit-a-film).



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Yerevan, Armenia



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Logo of Malta Short Film Festival
Published: 06 Jan 2020
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Malta Short Film Festival

Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The Malta Short Film Festival is now in its eleventh edition. It brings together films of different genres from around the world. But its uniqueness lies in the fact that it is broadcast on TVM, Malta’s national TV station. The films are discussed and adjudicated by a panel of judges. This enables the filmmaker and the viewer to understand the production value of each entry and its ability to communicate with its audience.

The final programme consists of an awards giving ceremony which is filmed in a prestigious hotel setting towards the end of September and well attended by stakeholders in the field.

Festival has a widespread audience, 30,000 +



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Malta, Malta



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Logo of Gosh! Film Festival - 7th Edition
Published: 06 Jan 2020
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Gosh! Film Festival - 7th Edition

Deadline: 08 May 2020

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Independent Film Festival in Paris, GOSH! is dedicated to international short films screenings. The festival aims to bring to Paris films loved all around the world or brand new talents!

GOSH! loves all genres of independent cinema: short films, documentaries, animations, any language and any genre accepted. All equal for good cinema.

IMDB certified and screening at Studio des Ursulines, each edition GOSH! tries to provide a unique experience to the audience.

GOSH! A damn good Film Festival
→ Screening in Paris, in an historical venue
→ Full audience event
→ DCP screening to provide the best quality experience to our audience
→ Program Teaser
→ IMDB certified awards
→ Media partner "Cinéma des Potes" reporting the event
→ International jury, lead by world famous artist Laura Satana
→ Interview & original certificate for award winners
→ Individual feedback for all the movies in competition
→ A damn cool festival!

GOSH! Film Festival loves all genres of independent cinema: unique, intriguing, imaginative, stylised, explicit or just different from what we are used to watch…

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Each film is seen and rated by a committee of three persons, including Gosh Film Festival organizers: Magali Souart and Fabio Soares.
All the movies are seen by the committee, there is no “pass by” accepted.
Members of the committee can’t be involved in any way, in movies taking part of the official selection.

JURY
The jury is composed by professionals from TV & Cinema, the list and CV of EMF Jury are available on our website.
The jury takes part to the screening in Paris and decide about the awards, except the audience award, given by the audience.
GOSH! Film Festival organizers do not take part to the jury and respect their final decisions.

SCREENING
The mythical movie theatre “Studio des Ursulines” will host Gosh Film Festival, which third edition will happen on January 28th 2019.

AWARDS
Awards are IMDB eligible.
Best Movie / Best Director / Best Actress / Best Actor / Best Screenplay / Best original Score are chosen by the Jury. A Special award will be given by the Audience.
Winners will receive the original certificat by mail, an interview will be published.



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Paris, France



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Logo of LA Shorts International Film Festival
Published: 06 Jan 2020
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LA Shorts International Film Festival

Deadline: 05 Jun 2020

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OSCAR!

International Festival

Short film festival


LA Shorts International Film Festival ranks among the most prestigious and largest international short film festivals in the world. The festival is accredited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.

A total of 58 LA Shorts filmmakers have earned Academy Award® nominations, with 15 taking home the Oscar.

LA Shorts is the longest-running short film festival in Los Angeles. The festival attracts over 10,000 attendees each year including Hollywood industry professionals and emerging undiscovered filmmakers.

LA Shorts is an official qualifying event for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) short film awards. Award-winners at the festival are eligible to win BAFTA's

LA Shorts is recognized by The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television (ACCT) presenters of the Canadian Screen Awards.

Those who have been honored at the festival include directors, Jon Favreau, Paul Haggis, Bryan Singer, Jan de Bont, Shane Black, and actors Gary Oldman, James Woods, Martin Landau and Richard Dreyfuss. Many recognized actors and directors have screened films and attended the festival such as Scarlett Johansson, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Courteney Cox, Tim Burton, Jason Reitman, Terry Gilliam, Spike Jonze, Eva Mendes, Jessica Biel, Rachel Weisz, Hilary Swank, Josh Brolin, Kirsten Dunst, Rita Wilson, Ralph Macchio, Ricky Gervais, Vin Diesel, John Stamos, Matthew Modine, Dean Cain, Robin Wright and many many more.

The film programming screens all genres from a wide spectrum of categories with high to low budget films under 50 minutes. From recognizable directors and celebrity actors to students from the finest film schools and high school teenagers- they're all here to celebrate the art (and business) of short-form cinema!

The 24th annual LA Shorts International Film Festival will include Opening Night Gala, Closing Night Awards, Industry Sessions & Workshops, Parties. Film Screenings will be at L.A. LIVE Regal Cinemas and the Laemmle NoHo Theatres.

L.A. LIVE is a sports & entertainment district in downtown Los Angeles adjacent to Staples Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center featuring Microsoft Theatre and The Novo, the Grammy Museum, the 14-screen Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 theatre, and ESPN broadcasting studios



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Burbank, United States



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Logo of Documental - Latin America through images
Published: 06 Jan 2020
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Feature films

Documental - Latin America through images

Deadline: 29 Feb 2020

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14e festival Documental, en la región de Lyon (Francia) del jueves 19 al sábado 28 novembre 2020

Directoras y directores, productoras y productores, el festival « Documental – Amérique Latina por la imagen » vuelve este año con su 14ª edición! Tendrá lugar del 19 al 28 de noviembre 2020 en Lyon (Francia), ciudad donde nació el cine.

Le invitamos a registrar ahora su largometraje documental cuyo tema es América Latina. Las películas seleccionadas competirán para el Premio del Jurado y el Premio del Público. ¿Cuándo? La fecha límite para la presentación de solicitudes es el 29 de febrero 2020..

Que buscamos ?

Documentales cuyo tema sea sobre America Latina ((historias, música, política, sociedad…)



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Lyon, France



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Published: 06 Jan 2020
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Constanta International Film Festival

Deadline: 02 Jul 2020

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Constanta International Film Festival (CIFF) is founded and created by active and successful film professionals.

Most of the CIFF BOARD members have a vast array of relevant filmmaking experience, such as Selection Director, Viorel Sergovici, with over 80 professional productions under his belt, ( https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0785150/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1) making him one of the most prolific working Directors of Photography. We are also proud to have as a Directors Board member, Geo Dobre, who has acted in over 40 films, including the 2007 Cannes Film Festival "Palme D’or" award winner «4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days.» (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0229745/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_1). UCLA former peers Robert Eugen Popa and Timothy Michael Brice have won 11 awards for their short films "Regression" and "Veni,Vidi,Fugi" (I came,I saw,I fled) starring Maia Morgenstern, the Romanian actress that played "Mary" in Mel Gibson's "Passion of Christ" and successfully sold the films to Short.TV channel in Los Angeles,after having screened them at over 40 film festivals on 5 continents.

Mission and Philosophy
Through its thematic group of selected films and programs, CIFF seeks to discover, support, and inspire independent films and film professional artists from all over the world. The festival also will serve to introduce Romanian and international audiences to these filmmakers’ visions and works.

CIFF is ideally designed to happen in full summer season, during the 3rd weekend of August, when tourists from all over the world flock to the Black Sea Coast.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Constanta, Romania



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Logo of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
Published: 04 Jan 2020
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KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

Deadline: 31 Jan 2020

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We invite you to submit your LGBTQ themed films to the 11th edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival which will be held from May 20-24, 2020 in Mumbai.The festival is organized by KASHISH Arts Foundation, a not-for-profit trust working towards mainstreaming queer issues through cinema and arts.

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is the first LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) film festival in India to be held in a mainstream theater, and the first LGBTQ film festival in India to receive clearance from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

KASHISH MIQFF, now considered South Asia’s biggest LGBTQ film festival and one of world’s top 5 coolest LGBTQ film festival, has over the past 10 editions become one of the biggest pride events in India.

Founded in 2010, the festival has grown from strength to strength, attracting close to 9000 footfalls over the 4 1/2 days of the festival at two/three venues. The festival, every year, has screened 110 - 180 films that include shorts, documentaries, features - all centered around LGBTQ themes. The festival also attracts topline Bollywood celebrities, prominent filmmakers and media personalities, and receives every year over 150 write-ups in mainstream press in India and globally.

KASHISH 2020 Festival Theme: OVER THE RAINBOW

It's already more than 1 1/2 years since reading down of Sec 377, and the LGBTQ community in India is still celebrating. But apart from the legal change, has things changed at societal level, is there more acceptance? What about the marginalized sections within the LGBTQI+ spectrum? The festival theme of the 11th edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2020 will focus on what are the steps needed to Moving Forward, Together! to ensure equality & dignity for everyone.

Note: This is only the overall festival theme and all films need not coincide with the theme. The festival programs a broad range of films with diverse LGBTQ themes.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Mumbai, India



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Logo of São Paulo Film Festival
Published: 04 Jan 2020
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São Paulo Film Festival

Deadline: 31 Oct 2020

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International Festival

Short film festival


São Paulo Film Festival (SPFF) is an independent film festival that takes place in the most frenetic and populous city in Brazil.

SPFF seeks to support and inspire independent short film from all over the world, by a genuine expression that can stimulate new thoughts to the art of cinema. The Festival SPFF is an organization dedicated to the discovery and development of new artists, with visions beyond the border of the imagination that can thrill audiences from all countries.

Different from most festivals. We watch all the films. Our jury is composed mostly by filmmakers.

Shorts, Animations and Documentaries. Any genre. Total prize 1.000 USD

The festival will take place on December 13 at Petra Belas Artes, São Paulo.


São Paulo Film Festival (SPFF) é um festival de cinema independente que ocorre na cidade mais frenética e populosa do Brasil.

SPFF procura apoiar e inspirar curtas independentes de todo o mundo, por uma expressão genuína que pode estimular novos pensamentos para a arte do cinema. O festival SPFF é uma organização dedicada à descoberta e ao desenvolvimento de novos artistas, com visões além da fronteira da imaginação que podem atrair audiências de todos os países.

Diferente da maioria dos festivais. Nós assistimos todos os filmes. Nosso júri é composto principalmente por cineastas.

Curtas, Animação e Documentários. Todos os gêneros. Total de Prêmios 1000 USD.

O Festival ocorrerá dia 13 de dezembro no Petra Belas Artes, São Paulo.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


São Paulo, Brazil



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Logo of Scare-A-Con
Published: 04 Jan 2020
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Scare-A-Con

Deadline: 15 Aug 2020

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The Scare-A-Con Film Festival supports independent cinema made outside of the direct Hollywood studio involvement, bringing them much needed exposure to major Independent studios around the world.

The Scare-A-Con Film Festival (formerly the B-Movie Film Festival) has been an exciting event in CNY since 1999! We have helped bring exposure to over 10,000 movies, shorts and documentaries from around the world. Many of the movies that have played at our festival have gone on to distribution success with companies like Maverick, Image, Barnholtz, and are available in place like Blockbuster, Best Buy, Netflix, Amazon.com and Walmart. Be a part of the one film festival and horror, sci-fi & fantasy convention that showcases the underdog movies!

The fest is now a part of the Scare-A-Con convention, which brings in hundreds of Hollywood stars like Linda Blair, Tony Todd, Ernie Hudson, Joe Bob Briggs, John Schneider, Doug Bradley, John Russo, C. Thomas Howell, cast members from "The Walking Dead", "Mystery Science Theater 3000" and more and over 6000 patrons per event! The festival and convention hosts events like Filmmaker mixers, dance parties, celebrity panels, costume parties and more. It's an amazing 3 day event, and a great opportunity for filmmakers to socialize and network with their peers.

Judges include:

-Ron Bonk - filmmaker and producer and head of SRS Cinema which has been distributing movies since 1992.
-James V. Johnson - editor of TAPS magazine and founder of Scare-A-Con.
-David J. Skal - an American cultural historian, critic, writer, and on-camera commentator known for his research and analysis of horror films and horror literature.
-Michael Merchant - prolific underground movie actor known for his roles in "She Kills" and "Night of Something Strange".



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Liverpool, United States



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Published: 04 Jan 2020
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GEA Film Festival

Deadline: 01 Apr 2020

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GEA Film Fest is a short film world festival that takes place in various cities around the world simultaneously, with the goal of having better and more democratic spaces for viewing and debating over contemporary audiovisual matters, bringing the productions closer to the audience in non-conventional venues and giving an active voice to the spectators, that have the opportunity to select the works they like the most with a system similar to the qualifying rounds of the Soccer World Cup.

For the festival, a group of “coaches” will select 24 independent short films from all over the world, aiming to benefit the thematic and aesthetic diversity in order to make the audience visualize the largest possible spectrum of audiovisual creations. Short films that frequently have their participation restricted in other traditional spaces, find a window for their exhibition in GEA Film Fest.

Along with the 24 selected short films, GEA Film Fest will also take into account other audiovisual works in the non-competitive sections of the festival. All short films will be exhibited in alternative venues that run away from the stiffness of traditional exhibition venues. GEA Film Fest connects the relaxed ambient from bars and/or other alternative venues with the cinematographic screening, creating an atmosphere for real non-academic debate about the viewed productions, promoting this way, the birth of new cinematographic cultures.

With the union of this three-axis of thinking, to give visibility to short films from all the world outside of the official screening circuit, to break with the stiffness of the traditional exhibition venues and to promote the interaction and the active voice of the audience, the concept GEA Film Fest is born.

GEA Film Fest is inspired by the qualifying systems of the Soccer World Cup, classifying short films in groups, with the winners getting to the final. The trophy offered to the winners is the Gea cup, a figure of the Goddess Gea (Gaia) holding the Earth, and the logo is inspired by the Olympic games. The main idea of the festival is to be a popular event, for all audiences and with a relaxed nature.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Barcelona, Spain



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MAU - Mostra Audiovisual Universitária Unochapecó

Deadline: 07 Feb 2020

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The 7th MAU is an accomplishment of the Unochapecó Audiovisual Film and Video Production course, which values ​​the formation, production and circulation of audiovisual works by Latin American higher education students in the fiction, documentary and experimental genres.

The 7th edition will be held between April 1 and 3, 2020 in Chapecó - SC - Brazil



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Chapecó, Brazil



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Published: 04 Jan 2020
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Reggio Calabria FilmFest

Deadline: 01 Mar 2020

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Independent RCFF was founded in 2004 in Reggio Calabria at the behalf of Gianluca Curti, president of Minerva Pictures, and Michele Geria, president of the Cultural Association E20, to promote independent audiovisual products and the territory. Over the past thirteen editions it has set itself the goal of discovering new talents in the sector and today it represents a fairly significant national reality, involving actors, producers, directors, set designers, scriptwriters, and costume designers who together have contributed to pursuing the educational purpose on novelties in evolution that the audiovisual has lived in these years. And thus also promoting web products. For this reason the president of the E20 association and general director of the festival has assigned the artistic direction to the experience and sensitivity of the Italian director Mimmo Calopresti, already on the jury in international festivals such as Cannes and Venice, which is also president of the jury of award of the silver Bergamot prize. The festival since its first edition has decided to promote sites and locations of high cultural value at the territory level. The Cultural Association E20 has therefore thought of a "Mediterranean street for art" where festival guests can visit and learn about sites such as the archaeological museum of Reggio Calabria, home of the eighth wonder of the world: the Riace Bronzes, the whose 50th anniversary of the discovery will be celebrated in 2022. Following Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, better known as Piazza Italia, the seat elected for the preparation of the elegant red carpet, where the protagonists of the festival of this new 14th edition will parade. The Aragonese castle, central point of the city, dedicated to photographic exhibitions. The Francesco Cilea theater, returned to the throne of Dale 2003 following the restoration of the theater where the evenings destined for the awards for the winners of the competition are held after the afternoon and evening screenings. Miramare, the hall of mirrors, a strategic location because it overlooks what the Italian poet Gabriele D’annunzio defined “the most beautiful kilometer in Italy. The festival includes 5 days in the calendar organized into five sections, the independent feature film competition, the Bergamot silver awards, to which interested parties can also subscribe via the FreeWay platform (link) at a cost of 90 euros per feature film. Masterclass section divided into four / five events dedicated to direction, scenography, dubbing, seriality and production. The section "a book for the cinema" intended for the knowledge of the steps necessary for the transformation of a literary work into an audiovisual work. The ReggioFoodFest section aimed at promoting local food and wine products. The video clip competition section created for new young video makers. The cinema section inside the walls is a section strongly desired by the president of the cultural association e20, Michele Geria, and the criminal lawyer, Agostino Siviglia, guarantor of the rights of prisoners for the Calabria Region, the section includes three events in the district houses of three works selected on the basis of a high cultural value inherent in the work to collaborate in the re-educational activity and reintegration of prisoners under the profile of art. 27 of the constitution. The prizes awarded during the 14th edition are: Silver Bergamot for the best feature in competition, Raf Vallone prize awarded for best actor, Leopoldo Trieste award for best emerging actor / actress, Oreste Lionello award for best voice actor, Città Metropolitan award for Reggio Calabria for best director, CiakCalabria award for best performance of the Calabrian workers, out-of-competition prize "Rieducazione e Solidarietà Reggio Calabria" cinema section inside the walls.



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Calabria, Italy



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Published: 03 Jan 2020
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72 Hours Short Film Fest

Deadline: 02 Mar 2020

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Each year, more than 300 teenagers and filmmakers turns Cañada de Gomez into a huge cinema studio. In this 40 thousand inhabitants city of Argentina, the 72 Hours Short Film experience takes place. This is a unique experience in Latin America and it is fully-developed and self-managed by the local government. Secondary students from different schools are put together randomly to conform teams which will be led by experts. Their aim is to make 12 or 15 short films in only three days. In this race against the clock, they have to go through all the stages of a film-making process, from the creative stage in which they have to imagine a plot to the encounter with the public in an Avant Premiere with a crowded audience.

In the 8th edition of this experience, 72 Hours Short Film opens call to national short films realized in Argentina. They will be shown as part of the movies schedule that will be taking place simultaneously with the 72 hours experience. The films must be general public oriented, especially those movies oriented to a young audience.

The aim of the 8th edition of the 72 Hours Short Film Festival is to promote the passion not only for watching but also for making films.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Cañada de Gómez, Argentina



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