Blog: Film festivals



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Published: 03 Jan 2020
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NexGn International Short Film Festival

Deadline: 10 May 2020

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The NexGn International Short Film Festival of India aims to bring Independent Short Film makers from around the globe to an eclectic & international audience and provide them the value and position they deserve. Our program has been set to expand to include film screenings and free open-air events around NISFF as well as educational programs and cinematic workshops.
This passion project by NexGn is about to include over 500 Short Films from around the globe & draw nearly 150 for screenings. NexGn has also arranged for Number of Awards to be given to the certain categories.



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Pune, India



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Published: 03 Jan 2020
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MDOC - Melgaço International Documentary Film Festival

Deadline: 12 Apr 2020

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MDOC - Melgaço International Documentary Film Festival will select for 2020, documentaries under the themes of identity, memory and border. All films must express the author's point of view on aspects related to social, individual, cultural and identity issues.



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Viana do Castelo, Portugal



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Published: 03 Jan 2020
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Festival international du cinéma fantastique - Fantasy film festival

Deadline: 01 Sep 2020

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OCTOBER 16,17,18 2020 at
CASINO BARRIERE DE MENTON
2 bis avenue Félix Faure 06500 Menton - France


FOURTH INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL



Casino Barrière de Menton will host the 4th edition of the Menton International Fantastic Film Festival on October 16,17,18.
Come join us under the sun and the sea ....

- Meetings with directors, producers, actors ...
- Screenings of long and short films in competition .....
- Musical cocktail after the screenings of the films in competition - open to the public - with the directors, actors and producers present
See you there on October 16,17,18

Holiday and movies !!!


Organizers
Daily Fashion Events
Fabrice Ceccherini - direction@fantasy-film-festival-menton.com



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Menton, France



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Published: 03 Jan 2020
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Animation Nights New York | ANNY Best of Fest

Deadline: 31 Jul 2020

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Animation Nights New York is a competitive films festival. We host monthly screening events of our in-competition films in venues around NYC. Admission is Free.

The ANNY Cannes Program is an additional opportunity for our filmmakers. Working with the Cannes Marché du Film and Short Film Corner we shortlist qualifying films & filmmakers and then select 20 films to be showcased in our ANNY Cannes Program. Filmmakers receive limited festival accreditation and participate in both a market screening and industry events as part of ANNY Exchange.

ANNY Best of Fest is a conference held annually in NYC (late Sept / early Oct). The two day festival features animation screenings, virtual reality animation experiences, art installations, professional panels, and industry events.

ANNY Exchange connects animation talent to AR/VR/Traditional projects.

HISTORY
Animation Nights New York was founded by Yvonne Grzenkowicz. On September 9, 2015, Little Water Radio invited us to use their old space at 207a Front St in the back of Fulton Stall Market for our premiere “NY Independents” screening. The program was curated by Yvonne Grzenkowicz (Animation Nights New York) and Robert Lyons (ASIFA East). We had about 45 attendees. We soon outgrew the space! (Thank you, Little Water Radio and Fulton Stall Market!)

Jan-April 2016 we were in residency with the Third Annual Out to See Festival at 192 Front St (Jan-Apr) in the South Street Seaport. We were the premiere event for this winter festival hosted by Little Water Radio and sponsored by the Howard Hughes Corporation. Animation Nights New York continued to grow.

In May 2016, Animation Nights New York relocated to the beautiful 180 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038 with support from Anderson Contemporary, MHP, Clarion Partners, and Maiden Lane Hospitality. We could finally accommodate our growing regular attendance!

Animation Nights New York now holds screening events around NYC. Besides 180 Maiden Lane, we’ve held screening events at the One World Trade Observatory, the Arts Brookfield Terrace at Brookfield Place, and The Gutter Spare Room in Williamsburg Brooklyn. We’ve held workshops and VR pop-up events at The Capitale and The Hideaway Seaport.

We’ve had over 11000 films submitted from all around the world. The work is beautiful and inspiring and the events have fostered a sense of community and exchange.

We’ve had tremendous support from ASIFA, NYC ACM SIGGRAPH, NYWIFT, Women in Animation, and the animation community at large. Animation Nights New York programs have included work by award winning animators such as Bill Plympton, George Griffin, Joanna Quinn, John Dilworth, Signe Baumane, Michael Sullivan, Dustin Grella, AthanassiosVakalis and Tiny Inventions among others.

Animation Nights New York had our First Annual ANNY Best of Fest on September 29-30, 2016. Our panel judges selected 20 films from the 200 screened Sept 2015-July 2016. The ANNY Best of Fest featured Animation Screenings, VR Animation Experiences, Art Installations, Industry Events, Artist Booths, and Professional Panels at 180 Maiden Lane and venues around the Seaport District of NYC.

Our goal is to strengthen the animation community and ensure filmmakers are rewarded for their efforts. We are looking to partner with companies who are naturally aligned with our mission to promote the arts. A huge thanks to everyone who helped us get this started.

Keep supporting independent animation. We hope to see you at our next event!



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New York, United States



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Published: 02 Jan 2020
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Symi International Film Festival

Deadline: 31 May 2020

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This year the Symi International Film Festival will run from 14 to 18 September 2020.

The Symi International Film Festival is held on the small Greek Island of Symi, one of the Dodecanese Islands close to Rhodes.

The Symi International Film Festival is part of the official Symi Festival. This is organised by the Municipality of Symi and runs from July to September.

The films will be shown at an outdoor venue (indoors if it rains). There are no charges to watch films at the festival.



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Symi, Greece



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Published: 02 Jan 2020
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Ocnsff - 2020

Deadline: 29 Feb 2020

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Theatre and drama has been a forte of this winter capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. Well known personalities like Suresh Bhat, Ram Ganesh Gadkari ,Rajkumar Hirani ,Mahesh Elkunchwar , Gayatri Joshi , Abhijit Kokate , Subhas Ghai , Ketaki mategaonkar , Tejas Prabha Vijay Deosakar , Sanjay Surkar, Vaibhav Tatwadi, Sonu Sood , Ronit Roy and many more have brought laurels to his city.

There are many aspiring actors and upcoming directors for whom such personalities are role models. However, the film industry in Nagpur has not kept pace with the other industries. Though it exists, it is not yet well known.
Through this short film festival we intent to bring the hidden talent not only From Nagpur but from all over the India.



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Nagpur, India



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Logo of ART & TUR - International Tourism Film Festival
Published: 02 Jan 2020
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ART & TUR - International Tourism Film Festival

Deadline: 30 Jun 2020

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Since its 1st edition in Barcelos in 2008, the ART&TUR Festival has effectively fulfilled its mission of making known to the world the best audiovisual productions in Portugal and in the world.

As a forum for sharing experiences, the ART&TUR Festival has achieved a high international recognition, thanks to the quality and quantity of films that it distinguishes annually, as well as its integration into a worldwide network of similar festivals: CIFFT (International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals) that annually elects the best tourism film worldwide, among all the films that travel the international circuit of 16 festivals.

From 2018, ART&TUR Film Festival rights were transferred from APTUR to Centro de Portugal Film Commission (CPFC). Associated to this change, and thanks to an agreement between the CPFC and the Regional Tourism Entity of Center of Portugal, the ART&TUR Festival will now be held in the Central Region, roaming through the various municipalities of the Center of Portugal.

There are 2 different competitions for you: TOURFILM & DOC

Worldwide entries are invited: Advertising, Promotional Films, Animation, Independent Travel Videos, Documentaries, Webdocs and TV Programmes



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Figueira da Foz, Portugal



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San Diego International Kids Film Festival

Deadline: 31 Jul 2020

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The San Diego International Kids' Film Festival promotes the idea of entertainment with education. Supported by many across the world, the festival supports the entertainment and education industries by showcasing international films, and gives young, aspiring filmmakers a channel to communicate to an international community. The resulting collaboration produces a unique multicultural experience, engaging young viewers with positive media, as a diverse education.



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Palos Verdes Peninsula, United States



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Cinetekton! International Architecture And Film Festival

Deadline: 08 May 2020

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CINETEKTON! International Film and Architecture Festival is a cultural and dissemination, training and promotion project of local, national and international cinematography that values ​​the work of the production designer, the art director and fosters dialogue about urban planning, mobility, architecture, public space and the city.

The festival makes cinema look from the perspective of architecture and the individual's relationship with the city and the spaces it inhabits, always in the search for new perspectives for reflection on the city and architectural manifestations that provide an adequate dissemination platform for film productions and reflections through conferences and workshops.

CINETEKTON! ”Will be held in the City of Puebla and Mexico City and invites Mexican and foreign filmmakers to register their feature or short film here:

A N N O U N C E M E N T

DOCUMENTARY

Mexican and foreign filmmakers who have productions made from 2018 to date may participate. The festival will show main interest in films that have urban planning, city, gentrification, culture, resilience, mobility, city and culture, social movements, inclusive cities, smart cities, cities and environment, real estate development, evictions, etc.

Categories:

Mexican documentary short film
International documentary short film
Mexican documentary feature
International documentary feature

INTERNAL LOOKS

Local filmmakers who have productions made from 2018 to date may participate. The festival will show main interest in films that have the City of Puebla and municipalities of the State as their central focus.

The festival will show main interest in the “PRODUCTION DESIGN” department and will be criteria for its selection. We look for tapes that make the city, urbanism or interior spaces an important topic in the stories.

Categories:
1. Documentary short film
2. Fiction short film



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Puebla, Mexico



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Published: 02 Jan 2020
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Addis International Film Festival

Deadline: 01 Mar 2020

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Welcome to the 14th annual Addis International Film Festival (AIFF). For the last thirteen years AIFF has provided new and experienced filmmakers from around the world an opportunity to showcase their work, interact with other aspiring filmmakers, and network among industry professionals. After last year's success, the 14th Edition of the festival is scheduled to take place from May 27th to May 31st, 2020.



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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia



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Published: 02 Jan 2020
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Golden Knight Malta International Short Film Festival

Deadline: 04 Nov 2020

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One of the longest running film festivals of its kind worldwide. It is a short film festival open to non-professional productions, film school students as well as commercial productions. It is held annually during the last week of November.



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Marsa, Malta



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Spiritual Film Festival Contracorriente

Deadline: 15 May 2020

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We are an international short film festival, born in Bogotá, Colombia, offering filmmakers from around the world a window of diffusion and distribution to show their films related to the theme of spiritual cinema from fiction, animation and documentary in their four competing categories: Reflections, Roots, National Contracorriente and New Generations. As a festival we are interested in spiritual cinema from an introspective, intimate look, stories with a positive, reflective and healing message; stories that transcend, highlight human values and educate through cinema.



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Bogotá, Colombia



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Published: 02 Jan 2020
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CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival

Deadline: 31 May 2020

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CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival is traditionally organized in September each year, in the heart of the biggest North-Hungarian city. Since the first CineFest organized in 2004, it has become Hungary’s leading and most popular film festival. Our aim is to introduce young film-making talents from all over the world and to provide an opportunity for them to present their work. Films compete in long feature and short films sections, and there’s a so-called CineNewWave section (for animation and short films) exclusively for young filmmakers from Hungary. All the films in the competition are Hungarian premieres.

Our mission is to mediate cinematographic values on an international level. To achieve this, we provide professional help to the up growing filmmaker generation, we provide a meeting point for film professionals, and we are serving film-lovers with both new film premieres and historical cinematographic masterpieces.

We have a partnership with more than 10 European partner festivals.

Programs related to the festival:
- CineClassics film historical series
- Miskolc International Film Market
- meeting of partner festivals
- annual 2-day-long professional program of the Hungarian Art Cinema Association
- roundtable talks and conferences
- country focus screenings
- documentary professional day
- “Our Home: Miskolc” filmmaking workshop
- lifetime achievement awarding
- wreathing Emeric Pressburger’s birth house in Miskolc.

In the previous years, such world-famous filmmakers were our guests receiving CineFest’s Lifetime Achievement Award as István Szabó director, Agnieszka Holland director, Vilmos Zsigmond cinematographer, Károly Makk director, Claudia Cardinale actress, or Jiři Menzel director, Bille August director and George Lazenby actor. In 2019 Franco Nero and Vanessa Redgrave, in 2018 Krzysztof Zanussi, in 2017 Magdalena Vášáryová, in 2016 Juliette Binoche visited our festival and received our special award as Ambassador of European Cinema.

The film festival is organized by the CINE-MIS Nonprofit Ltd. which runs Miskolc City’s two art-cinema screens in the House of Arts that serves as the festival center. All festival screenings and related programs are free.

Contact:
office address: CINE-MIS Nonprofit Ltd., 3525 Miskolc, Kossuth Lajos u. 11., Hungary
telephone: 00 36 46 325 000
webpage: www.cinefest.hu
e-mail: cinemis@t-online.hu, info@cinefest.hu
festival director: Tibor Bíró



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Miskolc, Hungary



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Logo of MADRIFF • Madrid Indie Film Festival
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MADRIFF • Madrid Indie Film Festival

Deadline: 04 Dec 2020

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¡Hola! We are MADRIFF • Madrid Indie Film Festival, an international film festival with monthly selections, screening events and an annual Awards event in the sunny Madrid, Spain.
MADRIFF also promotes the selected films in English and Spanish on its official website www.madriff.org and social media channels. Fiction films, animation, documentary and experimental of any genre and subject are welcome!



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Madrid, Spain



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Logo of PIELAGOS  International  Film Festival
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PIELAGOS International Film Festival

Deadline: 20 Feb 2020

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11th PIÉLAGOS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The 11th International Piélagos Film Festival edition will take place in Piélagos —Cantabria, Spain— (May 2020)
The festival is sponsored by Piélagos’ town council and it consists of the following contests:

A- INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION “PIÉLAGOS EN CORTO”

B- NATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION “PIÉLAGOS EN CORTO”

A- NATIONAL CATEGORY

B- CANTABRIA’S CATEGORY

C- LGTBI´S CATEGORY


C - FEATURE FILM CONTEST - "PUESTA DE LARGO" (Only SPAIN)



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Renedo de Piélagos, Spain



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Light Of The World

Deadline: 31 Mar 2020

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INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL "LIGHT OF THE WORLD»,

(14-17 may 2020, Yaroslavl region)

"I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not

walk in darkness but will have the light of life» (In. 8: 12.)

POSITION

International youth film festival "Light to the world" (hereinafter - the Festival) is held annually in the Yaroslavl region.

The founders of the Festival are the Rybinsk diocese of the Yaroslavl metropolis of the Russian Orthodox Church and the national Fund for support of rights holders (Moscow).

The organizers of the 10th Festival: MOUDO dyuc "Yaroslavich" (Yaroslavl); Orthodox information Agency "Russkaya Letopis" (Yaroslavl, Russia), OOO "Producer Tsentr kinodvor (Yaroslavl); the Center of "Sunny" (Rybinsk); gallery of modern Orthodox art and painting "Under the blessed cover of" (Uglich).

The festival is held with the support of the Department of education and Culture of the city of Yaroslavl, the administration of the Yaroslavl region, state, commercial and public structures, as well as the media.

The President of the Festival is Metropolitan Panteleimon of Yaroslavl and Rostov.

The preparation and holding of the 10-th International youth film festival "light of the world" deals with the Organizational Committee (the "Committee") of the Festival, headed by the Bishop of Rybinsk and Danilovskom Benjamin.

1. The Aim Of The Festival:

to promote spiritual, moral, Patriotic, artistic and aesthetic education of modern youth.

2. Tasks Of The Festival:

- creating an environment for healthy creative communication of children and youth film studios and individual young film enthusiasts;

- providing methodological and practical assistance to specialists working in the field of children and youth film-making;

- identification and support of gifted children;

- showing the achievements of young film fans, promoting traditional spiritual and moral values and a healthy lifestyle.

3. Dates and venue of the 10th Festival.

Applications are accepted from January 1 to March 1, 20 on-line: kinofest-svetmiru.ru
(e-mail to: kinofest-svetmiru@yandex.ru)

Qualifying stage: from March 1 to March 20, 2020.

The list of finalists is published no later than April 10, 2020.

Final of the festival: from 15 to 18 may 2020 in the Yaroslavl region (Rybinsk, Uglich, Yaroslavl).

4. Competition program. Generalities.

The international youth film festival "Light to the world" is held in two stages: selection of the best video works (in absentia) and the final.

The competition accepts films, videos and film programs created by Amateur film studios and individual authors, whose age does not exceed 35 years.

A Selection Committee is created to pass the works to the final part of the competition. The films passed to the final are evaluated by the Jury of the film festival.

The selection Committee makes a preliminary selection, as a result of which films of high technical and artistic level, corresponding to the goals and objectives of the Festival, pass to the final.

The results of the qualifying stage are announced no later than April 10, 2020 on the website and in the group of the festival.

The authors of the films that passed to the final of the Festival are invited to the final events of the Festival, which will be held on may 14-17, 2020 in the Yaroslavl region (Rybinsk, Uglich, Tutaev, Yaroslavl).

The jury begins its work on April 10, 2020. Each film, which passed to the final, is evaluated by a 5-point system (from 0 to 5).

Film evaluation criteria:

- ensure that the objectives of the Festival;

- artistic and performing level of the work;

- originality.

Films that have received an average rating of 3.5 to 5 points, become winners of the festival and are awarded with diplomas of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree. The other finalists receive consolation diplomas.

In addition, members of the jury and sponsors can award their favorite movies with special prizes and diplomas (for acting, directing or cinematography, for the idea, etc.).

Also at the Festival the best films are determined and awarded according to the children's and youth jury.

5. Categories Of Competition.

- Category "A": children's groups and individual authors.

A movie can only fall into category " A " if at least one of the following conditions is met:

1. Age of the main Director-not older than 17 years (at the time of the film);

2. The age of the main operator should not be older than 17 years (at the time of the making of the film);

3. The majority of actors (or presenters for TV programs and documentaries) are under 17 years of age (at the time of making the film);

4. The age of the creators of all animated images (drawings, three - dimensional figures and objects, computer images, etc.) - not older than 17 years (at the time of the film).

- Category "B": youth groups and individual authors.

A movie can only fall into category " B " if at least one of the following conditions is met:

1. Age of the main Director - from 18 to 35 years (at the time of the film);

2. Age of the main operator - from 18 to 35 years (at the time of the film);

3. Most actors (or presenters for TV programs and documentaries) are between 18 and 35 years old (at the time of the film);

4. The age of the creators of all of the animated images (drawings, three-dimensional shapes and objects, computer images, etc.) - from 18 to 35 years (at the time of the making of the film).

6. Nominations and timing of works.

1. "Light to the world "( films and programs about Orthodoxy);

2. Fiction film;

3. Non-fiction movies;

4. TV program (plot);

5. Animation;

6. Video;

7. Social video

8. Films and programs of local studios and authors (Yaroslavl region).

The duration of the contest works is not limited, but during the selection the preference is given to films and programs lasting up to 30 min.

In 2020, the festival will host the II regional photo contest "Yaroslavl region through the eyes of children" (a separate provision on the photo contest - in Annex 2).

7. Condition of participation.

The competition program of the festival "Light to the world" can be attended by filmmakers aged 5 to 35 years of any religion. We do not accept works that promote the activities of totalitarian, occult, satanic, and any other destructive cults, psychics, magicians, sorcerers, healers, etc. the list of the most well-known sects and cults: http://iriney.ru/alfavitnyij-spisok.html#

Films and programs created not earlier than 2012 are accepted for participation in the film competition. The working language of the Festival is Russian. Programs (films) created in a foreign language must have superimposed subtitles in Russian or simultaneous translation. As an exception, the organizing Committee may accept the film in English.

It is desirable to send movies via file sharing in AVCHD, AVI, MOV, MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 format. HD movies are welcome.

The number of works from one team (author) is not limited.

Applications and films must be received by the organizing Committee no later than March 1, 2020!

8. Holding the final of the Festival.

The final part of the Festival will be held from 14 to 17 may 2020, the Participants will visit Yaroslavl, Rybinsk, Uglich. Screenings of competitive films will be held in other cities of the Yaroslavl region.

In the program of the final-watching films-finalists, discussion of works, master classes, a round table for teachers and Directors of film studios, excursions... The festival will include concerts and creative meetings with famous cultural figures.

At the closing ceremony of the Festival on may 17, winners and prize-winners in each category will be announced, including according to the youth and children's jury, Grand Prix winners, as well as special prizes and incentive diplomas.

9. Financial condition.

Participation in the Festival competition is free of charge. Travel of participants of the final to the venue of the festival and back-at the expense of the participants of the festival. Accommodation, meals and cultural and excursion program are paid by the organizers of the festival (if there is sufficient funding).

10. Contacts.

Postal address of the Festival organizing Committee:

152901 Rybinsk Krestovaya, 5

Phone: +79038213716 (Archpriest Yevgeny Glazunov);
e-mail: kinofest-svetmiru@yandex.ru
Website of the festival: http://kinofest-svetmiru.ru/
Group of the festival "Vkontakte": https://vk.com/club187644198
FB https://www.facebook.com/svetmiru2013/



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Rybinsk, Russia



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Logo of International Unseen Film Festival Social Films from Bilbao
Published: 02 Jan 2020
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International Unseen Film Festival Social Films from Bilbao

Deadline: 01 May 2020

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The International Unseen Film Festival 'Social Films' from Bilbao (Basque Country, Spain) is organized by Kultura, Communication y Desarrollo KCD NGOD; Organization dedicated to promoting a human, intercultural, equitable and sustainable development through Communication and Culture.

The International Unseen Film Festival 'Social Films' from Bilbao is an annual celebration dedicated to show a cinema full of diversity and social commitment, a cinema that is usually excluded from commercial screens.
The Festival is centered on four major themes: Sustainable Development, Human Rights, Interculturality and Gender Equity.
With its continuous work, it has become an indispensable appointment for all those interested in communication for development and social transformation.

The Festival is also a recognition of all people who make a communication that allows to reflect through their audiovisual works all those different causes and problems of humanity.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Barakaldo, Spain



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Photo of Festival Internacional De Cine Invisible Film Sozialak De Bilbao
Photo of Festival Internacional De Cine Invisible Film Sozialak De Bilbao
Photo of Festival Internacional De Cine Invisible Film Sozialak De Bilbao


 
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Published: 02 Jan 2020
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Voghera Film Festival

Deadline: 20 Jul 2020

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The association Iria Cultura presents the eighth edition of the Voghera Film Festival.

VFF intend to promote the knowledge and spreading of the cinema and to be an important meeting point for international cinematographers.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Voghera, Italy



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Published: 31 Dec 2019
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European Cinefest GOLDEN NIKA

Deadline: 29 Feb 2020

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European Cinefest GOLDEN NIKA is a film competition focusing on international independent cinema.

ECGN is located in the Heart of Europe – Germany.

Our mission is to create a platform where both experienced and new filmmakers can share their art and connect to diverse audiences.

We seek to showcase and honor innovative and exciting voices in the European and international film communities. With ten categories, our goal is to recognize a large and diverse selection of films from all genres and from all over the world.

2019 the best films from each category will be screened on one of the most beautiful venues of Potsdam, THALIA CINEMA, a place with longstanding tradition for independent film lovers. The Thalia has always been one of the most exciting cinemas in Potsdam. This is the place for controversial discoveries and heated debate.

Films will be judged by a jury of film industry professionals, that will look for powerful and innovative ideas, creativity, talent and quality, regardless of the experience of those involved in the creation process and the budget of the submitted works.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Potsdam, Germany



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Published: 31 Dec 2019
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Moscow International Film Festival

Deadline: 21 Feb 2020

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Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF) is one of the oldest world film forums (the second after the Venice Film Festival). The Moscow International Film Festival has been leading its history since 1935. Then the chairman of the jury was Sergey Eisenstein, and the film Chapaev opened the first festival. However, in subsequent years the festival was not held regularly. Therefore, the Moscow International Film Festival has officially counted down since 1959, when it was renewed and turned into a regular event - it was carried out over odd years, alternating with the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. In 1999 MIFF became an annual event.

MIFF is accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF)



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Moscow, Russia



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Photo of Московский международный кинофестиваль - Moscow International Film Festival
Photo of Московский международный кинофестиваль - Moscow International Film Festival
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