Blog: Film festivals



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Published: 23 Mar 2020
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Braunschweig International Film Festival

Deadline: 28 Jul 2020

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Young European cinema of the highest standard is one of the trademarks
of Braunschweig International Film Festival.

“Music & Film” is Braunschweig's second focal point, drawing attention to the sound of the moving images.

International premières, cinéma d'auteurs, film concerts, retrospectives, tributes and four awards round off the filmfest's profile, giving the audience and the press ample scope for new discoveries.



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Braunschweig, Germany



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Logo of Danzattack, Festival Internacional de CineDanza
Published: 21 Mar 2020
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Danzattack, Festival Internacional de CineDanza

Deadline: 01 Sep 2020

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This International Dance Film Festival is held in October from 2 to 11 in Tenerife, Canary Islands.
It takes place within the DanzaTTack program, a festival that includes live dance, workshops, urban dances, discussion forums, professional meetings and other activities
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The projections are made in different municipalities of the island for a week. Prizes are revealed on the last day.



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El Sauzal, Spain



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Published: 21 Mar 2020
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Stop Virus Film Festival

Deadline: 20 Apr 2020

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HIGHLIGHTED!

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The aim of the festival is to promote the culture and creativity of independent filmmakers, giving them the possibility to contribute socially with what they know how to do, cinema, and deliver it free of charge to the people. Festhome, as a company, is no stranger to the current situation, and would like to help within its possibilities by making a donation to the virus research for each film made.



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Online, United Kingdom



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Published: 21 Mar 2020
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Directed by Women SPAIN

Deadline: 01 Jun 2020

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Directed by Women Spain is a film viewing celebration of films directed by women in Spain.

Our celebration is part of the International movement Directed by Women, that for the past 4 years has been dedicated to promote and give visibility to films directed by Women.

One more year Cinecteca Madrid will showcase our selection of short and feature films. Filmmakers will be invited to present their pieces to the public and to participate in a Q&A.

There will also be debates, professional gatherings, music and a lot of celebration!

#DBWSpain2019
#DirectedbyWomenSpain
#elcinetransforma



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Madrid, Spain



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Logo of South African HORRORFEST
Published: 21 Mar 2020
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South African HORRORFEST

Deadline: 01 Sep 2020

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The South African HorrorFest is the first (and only) event of its kind on the continent, bringing an exciting array of feature films and short films from around the world to the audience, who wouldn't get to see these indie productions in a cinema otherwise.

All movie mediums and styles are accepted, as long as it contains elements of Horror / Chiller / Terror / Monsters etc.
For instance, an animated Sci-Fi comedy with monsters will be accepted.



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Cape Town, South Africa



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Logo of Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival
Published: 21 Mar 2020
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Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Jun 2020

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MELIES!

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The Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival is organised by Les Films du Spectre, a non-profit making association dedicated to genre cinema, which includes fantasy, horror, science-fiction and thrillers.

In addition to the Festival’s international prizes, as a member of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation, it also awards the Silver Méliès for the best European fantastic film.



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Strasbourg, France



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Published: 20 Mar 2020
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UNIVERSO CORTO

Deadline: 20 Jun 2020

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THE FESTIVAL .
Universo Corto is an international short film festival that began in Pisa in 2004 and will have its XIII edition in 2020.

It is an independent review of free theme short films organized by the cultural association Giovani Persone.

The Festival is directed primarily to university, post-graduate and cienma accademies students, but it's also open to indipendent cinema's directors. Since the first edition, the presidency of the event has been permanently held by the director Roberto Faenza.

Our former jury Chairmen: Roberto Faenza, Marco Bellocchio, Oliviero Toscani, Mario Dondero, Roan Johnson, Luca Lionello, Leslie & Robert Zemeckis.



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Pisa, Italy



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Published: 20 Mar 2020
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Eastern Nigeria Film Festival

Deadline: 30 Aug 2020

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Eastern Nigeria Film Festival (ENIFF) is a platform for films and filmmakers to be seen, supported and celebrated. ENIFF is a festival where filmmakers, actors, and film lovers can engage in ways previously unseen before at a film festival in Africa. Where filmmakers will be treated with so much respect, rewarded for their creativity and contribution to the advancement of humanity.

There would be masterclasses where professionals in the industry will individually offer insights about the workings of the show business. It is not all about films and lectures, our closing night party is something to look forward to. Nigeria is known for hosting great parties in the world, with the best music, food and of course, Nollywood celebrities will be around to party with you. You don't want to miss it! We accept films from all over the world. Send your films, let the world celebrate your beauty.



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Abuja, Nigeria



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Logo of United States International Festival of Film, Art & Music
Published: 20 Mar 2020
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United States International Festival of Film, Art & Music

Deadline: 05 Jul 2020

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USIFFAM is a creative platform and touring festival, which is being held at different venues, to promote dynamic and talented producers, directors, artist, actors, singers,
The screenings of there videos, Films, Art and Music at prestigious venues, and educational institutions, for submission of your videos, contact email usiffam90@gmail.com.

Much more than a short film festival, USIFFAM is an inclusive platform dedicated to the spreading of ideas through short-format Films, Arts and Music.

Since we started in 2019 we have had around 120 submissions from different countries. We aspire to promote, recognize and support independent filmmakers throughout the world by hosting a variety of awards to provide the best opportunities for filmmakers and help them receive their deserved recognition. We welcome submissions from a range of genres including short films, documentaries, features, animations, and screenplays, Art of different types and also Music.



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Tysons, United States



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Logo of FMTD Manuel Trujillo Durán National & International Short Film Festival
Published: 20 Mar 2020
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FMTD Manuel Trujillo Durán National & International Short Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Apr 2020

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Backed and organized by prestigious University of Zulia, we are the oldest running film festival in Venezuela, with 4 decades devoted to the promotion of cinema.

Land of the first film screenings in the country, dated in january 1897, the city of Maracaibo hosts this festival which by the first time in its existence opens its call for entries to works and filmmakers al over the world.



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Maracaibo, Venezuela



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Photo of FMTD Manuel Trujillo Durán National & International Short Film Festival
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Logo of Esoteric International Film Festival
Published: 19 Mar 2020
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Esoteric International Film Festival

Deadline: 25 Jun 2020

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The Esoteric International Film Festival collects the best esoteric films from around the world, which were created both by professionals and by enthusiasts, and helps to get them across to the Russian audience.

We admit only the esoteric films, both modern and historical ones. As well as those films, where esoteric world is an important part of the synopsis.

Esoteric International Film Festival invite filmmakers who make films and documentaries about ghosts and spirits, brownies and witches, fairies and sorcerers, exorcism and parapsychology, telekinesis and transmission of thoughts at a distance, prophetic dreams and premonitions, alchemy, amulets, amulets, non-traditional religious cults, voodoo religion, animism, shamanism, theosophy and anthroposophy, the hidden edges of reality and other dimensions; self-discovery, the search for the meaning of life, the search for yourself in this world and your mission, life after death, human energy, chakras, aura, meditation, yoga, retreats, spiritual practices, spiritual teachers and ashrams, reincarnation and the recollection of past lives, the power of thoughts and the work of the subconscious; alternative medicine and non-standard methods of treatment, the universal mind, the energies of the new time, high vibrations, etc.

All films must be in English (orRussian). Alternatively, have the English or Russian subtitles (with the exception of all films without words), regardless of the country of production.

All best films that were selected for the vscreening, will be shown on the big screen during the solemn final ceremony on July 02-05, 2020 in Moscow, Russia and will be able to struggle for the main prize and the title of the "Best Esoteric film". As well as for the oteric in the standalone nominations.



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Moscow, Russia



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Logo of Experimental Superstars
Published: 19 Mar 2020
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Experimental Superstars

Deadline: 31 Jul 2020

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"Experimental Superstars" is international film festival for experimental films, music videos and other audio-visual forms which are using film language.

Festival take place in Novi Sad, Serbia.



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Novi Sad, Serbia



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Logo of Night of Drama Shorts
Published: 19 Mar 2020
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Night of Drama Shorts

Deadline: 22 Dec 2020

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Cinema tells the reality of our life. What “The Night of Drama Shorts” looks for films that expose it. We are looking for dramatic, documentary, experimental, independent, tragicomic films, everything that speaks of mankind.

The best films will be screened at the auditorium of the “Il Pertini” cultural center in Cinisello Balsamo, Milan, Italy.



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Cinisello Balsamo, Italy



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Logo of New York City Independent Film Festival
Published: 19 Mar 2020
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New York City Independent Film Festival

Deadline: 31 Jan 2021

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We are proud to present the 11th Annual New York City Independent Film Festival. This year's festival will run from May 16 to May 23, 2021. The festival will strive to promote an open and nurturing environment for artists, writers, actors, film-makers and fans, and will focus on offering great networking opportunities for its participants.

Thanks to each year's success, New York City Independent Film Festival is growing. We are proud to add the Art Films (Experimental) category and look forward to all the great submissions we are sure will follow. We will be screening more films and offering more panels and discussion groups.

We will screen narratives, documentaries, short films, super shorts, animation shorts and music videos. We are looking for documentaries where the filmmaker had a passion, which he/she put into the film. No matter the subject, if the work has merit and the filming is well done; be it a full-length feature, a short or a super short - we are interested in viewing it. We are looking for all genres of narratives from comedy to drama and from thrillers to love stories.

ORGANIZERS
Bonnie Rush (Founder) ; Dennis Cieri (Filmmaker/Founder/Executive Director)



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New York, United States



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Logo of International Mountain Film Festival Ushuaia Shh...
Published: 19 Mar 2020
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International Mountain Film Festival Ushuaia Shh...

Deadline: 10 Apr 2020

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International Mountain Film Festival Ushuaia SHH... is a cultural and educative event born in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. We aim to contribute to a culture of care for nature and sustainable development of human society, specially in mountain environments. Annually and without commercial purposes we set a complex program of screenings, cultural and educational activities such as exhibitions, lectures, live music, visual and performing arts, food tasting and mountain sports to highlight, build and consolidate the genre of mountain cinema in the region. FICMUS is the Latinamérica regional representative of International Alliance for Mountain Film (IAMF) networking with other Mountain Film Festivals and events of the regions to promote mountain culture.



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Ushuaia, Argentina



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Published: 19 Mar 2020
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Travel Film In Russian

Deadline: 12 Jun 2020

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TRAVEL FILM International Film Festival collects the best travel, outdoor, nature and adventure films from around the world, which were created both by professionals and by enthusiasts, and helps to get them across to the Russian speaking audience. In the world there are 162 million people whose native language - Russian. Another 110 million are fluent in Russian. They live not only in Russia and the former republics of the Soviet Union, but also worldwide.
We admit only the films about travels, outdoor, extreme sports, adventures, countries, wildlife & nature.
All best films that were selected during the online festival, will be shown on the big screen during the solemn final ceremony on June 19-21, 2020 in Moscow, Russia and will be able to struggle for the main prize and the title of the "Best travel film in Russian". As well as for the prizes in the standalone nominations.



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Moscow, Russia



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Published: 17 Mar 2020
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iChill Manila Film Fest

Deadline: 15 Apr 2020

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Aiming to awaken the Philippines to new ways of thought thru films!



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Manila, Philippines



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Logo of LesGaiCineMad Madrid International LGBT Film Festival
Published: 17 Mar 2020
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LesGaiCineMad Madrid International LGBT Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Aug 2020

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LesGaiCineMad Madrid International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is a LGTB Film Festival in seen in Spanish Speaking countries. The inaugural edition was held in 1996. With an estimated audience of more than 14,000 spectators, it is a well attended festival by members of the Community of Madrid and is covered by the Spanish Press.



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Madrid, Spain



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Logo of Premio Leggimontagna - Cortomontagna
Published: 17 Mar 2020
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Premio Leggimontagna - Cortomontagna

Deadline: 30 Sep 2020

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Cortomontagna prize is dedicated to short films with main theme Mountains live: that is the realization of a video that can express and narrate how the author live and interacts with the mountain environment, from the point of view that most represents him/her.

The theme has to be understood rather broadly. The them could cover, for example, video footage of skiing or mountaineers in action, footage of news reports, which are connected with the alpine or pre-alpine region, or event documentaries about the life stories of the community or of the mountain environments.

Everyone can take part in this competition.



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Tolmezzo, Italy



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Published: 17 Mar 2020
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10th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival-2020

Deadline: 10 Apr 2020

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10th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival-20, Delhi NCR, India

Celebrating Excellence in Cinema


The Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival is a not-to-profit, non-commercial & India’s only independent film festival, established in the year 2011 in Delhi NCR with a mission to celebrate the cinema & work of aspiring, young, independent & professional filmmakers. The festival is important for Indian film industry as it is organized on 30 April each year to mark the birth anniversary of Late.Shri. Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, who is regarded as the father of Indian Cinema & fondly remembered as Dada Saheb Phalke by the film fraternity across the India & globe. Its aim is to recognize the enlightening, entertaining & progressive new age cinema of youth & experienced filmmakers.

In past years festival gains reputation & regarded as among most prestigious festival in India. The festival grows over the years & attracts filmmakers from across the India & 90+ nations across the world. The festival has sections for feature films, short films, documentaries, animations, music videos & ad films. The festival awards the filmmakers in production, creative, music & performance categories.

10th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival-2020 aims to celebrate the excellence in cinema. Dada Saheb Phalke started the movement of cinema in India in real sense & he is the symbol of excellence. His contribution to Indian cinema is unparallel. Today Indian cinema is touching the sky in terms of both content & technology but it is worth mentioning that it was started by legendry Dada Saheb Phalke and we are just carrying it forward.

Founded by the Educationexpo TV, a leading entertainment research & branding company and managed by Miniboxoffice, Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival-20 provides chance to filmmakers to showcase their creativity. While the festival is open to filmmakers of all age, we feel that just as it is imperative that we should support and encourage participation by filmmaking community members & professional, it is also important that we find and cultivate the future members of the entertainment industry.



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Greater Noida, India



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