Blog: Film festivals



Logo of Cinecipó - Insurgent Film Festival
Published: 28 Mar 2020
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Short films
Feature films

Cinecipó - Insurgent Film Festival

Deadline: 15 May 2020

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Short film festival

Feature film festival


Documentaries, fictions, animations and experimental.

Political, social, racial, gender issues, etc.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Other  Experimental


Belo Horizonte, Brazil



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Photo of Cinecipó - Festival de Cinema Insurgente
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Photo of Cinecipó - Festival de Cinema Insurgente


 
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Published: 28 Mar 2020
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Short films

Lyon Young Film Festival

Deadline: 27 Jul 2020

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Short film festival


Le Festival du film jeune de lyon accepte les films de moins de 25 minutes et de moins de 29 ans



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Other  Experimental


Lyon, France



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Published: 28 Mar 2020
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XI FILM: CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENCE FESTIVAL - 2020

Deadline: 30 May 2020

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International Festival

Short film festival


The purpose of the call is to bring together quality film production, both national and international, aimed at children and adolescents.

THEMATIC AXIS for version 2020, in any of the categories: GUARDIANS OF MY RIGHTS AND DUTIES; A PLACE OF TRANSFORMATION OF ART AND CULTURE.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Other  Experimental


Bogotá, Colombia



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Photo of XI Festival de Cine: Infancia y Adolescencia - 2020
Photo of XI Festival de Cine: Infancia y Adolescencia - 2020
Photo of XI Festival de Cine: Infancia y Adolescencia - 2020


 
Logo of Cinema Show Lo + Prohibido
Published: 27 Mar 2020
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Cinema Show Lo + Prohibido

Deadline: 31 Jul 2020

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Short film festival

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Cinema Show Lo + Prohibido, the exhibition where censored, banned, extreme, cursed, unusual, annoying, singular, morbid, violent and politically incorrect cinema comes together.

Here anything it´s possible.

Our first and only rule: PROHIBITED PROHIBIT



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


Madrid, Spain



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Photo of Muestra de cine Lo + Prohibido


 
Logo of Short Film Showcase Vila de Noia
Published: 27 Mar 2020
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Short films

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Short Film Showcase Vila de Noia

Deadline: 31 Jul 2020

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GOYA!

International Festival

Short film festival


The City Council of Noia convenes the "20th Short Film Showcase Vila de Noia 2019", to be held in the last quarter of this year.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


NOIA, Spain



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Logo of INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL ZAFRA
Published: 27 Mar 2020
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INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL ZAFRA

Deadline: 01 Jun 2020

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International Festival

Short film festival


The first edition of the Zafra’s documentary film exhibition will be held between the 9th and the 12th of July of 2020. This exhibition is devoted to showcasing international and independent documentary film, concerning social issues.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


Zafra, Spain





 
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Published: 26 Mar 2020
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Szczecin Film Festival

Deadline: 21 Jun 2020

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Szczecin Film Festival is a film event, a forum for meetings and cooperation in the field of film, directly on the Polish-German borderland. The festival is organized by the Polish OFFicyna Association, located at 3-4 Lenartowicza Street in Szczecin (71-445), Poland. The festival program is carried out in partnership with a Polish-German network of organizers, and presented in Szczecin/Poland.

The main goal of the European Competition for documentary films at Szczecin Film Festival '20 is to seek out films that broaden the concept of documentary cinema and break its stereotypical image. Each year, the competition presents several dozen carefully selected titles. The chosen documentary films are a cross-section of works that stand out against the background of tired formulae and seemingly played-out topics. Creators known by few and film veterans alike will have a chance to confront their productions with the opinions of the jury and the festival audience. Thanks to the availability of technology and the ease with which people can communicate globally, we can enjoy an innovative and exciting cinema that abolishes our prior perception of a documentary film and broadens our horizons.

The films presented at the festival are selected by a Polish-German Selection Team. Its members search for productions that cross the formal boundaries and exhibit an unconventional approach to reality – productions that are documentary trailblazers. Premieres are considered especially significant. Awards are given by an international jury, which is assembled by the organizers. Apart from film screenings, a relevant and characteristic part of the European Competition are discussions with the presented films' creators.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Szczecin, Poland



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Logo of Screamfest Horror Film Festival
Published: 26 Mar 2020
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Short films
Feature films

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Screamfest Horror Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Aug 2020

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MELIES!

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Some of the largest horror online publications have called it the "Sundance of Horror." Moviemaker Magazine's 25 Film Festival's Worth the Entry Fee & 13 Film Festivals to Die For and 30 Bloody Best Genre Fests in the World 2019.

Screamfest Horror Film Festival is the largest and longest running horror film festival in the United States. Paranormal Activity was discovered and premiered at the festival in 2007.

The festival showcases new genre films from around the world. Other premieres have included Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, Paranormal Activity, Dead Ant, Trick 'r' Treat, 30 Days of Night, The Human Centipede, American Mary, Diary of the Dead

To view past Screamfest short films visit our YouTube channel - www.youtube.com/screamfestla



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Beverly Hills, United States



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Published: 26 Mar 2020
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Short films

Tournez court

Deadline: 31 Jul 2020

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Short film festival


« Tournez-court » is a festival organized by the association « Pulp Vision », and which next edition is set for october. Thanks for our interest for short movies, we are determined to create a space of sharing and discovery in which artists and publics would meet, in order to promote other cinematographic forms and new talents.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Mont-Saint-Aignan, France



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Logo of Concurso de Cortos ’Muestra de Cine Rural SAN BARTOLOMÉ DE LAS ABIERTAS’
Published: 26 Mar 2020
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Concurso De Cortos ’muestra De Cine Rural San Bartolomé De Las Abiertas’

Deadline: 20 Apr 2020

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Short film festival


I Short competition "Sample of rural cinemas San Bartolomé de las Abierta".
This short contest is intended to bring culture to rural villages.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


San Bartolomé de las Abiertas, Spain



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Photo of Concurso De Cortos ’muestra De Cine Rural San Bartolomé De Las Abiertas’
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Logo of ARFF Barcelona // International Awards
Published: 26 Mar 2020
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ARFF Barcelona // International Awards

Deadline: 03 Jan 2021

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Around International Film Festival ✈ Barcelona ✈ Paris ✈ Amsterdam ✈ Berlin.
Annual Independent film festival with 4 live events for all Feature, Shorts, Documentary, Experimental, Commercial, Music Video, Animations, Student Films, TV, Series, and New Media. The international community evaluates the all-genre creations to serve ARFF Official Laurels and invites all to participate on Yearly International Events in 4 Destinations. ARFF Barcelona, Paris and Amsterdam participants will be certificated during the annual events by screening in the trailer showcase to be awarded at Berlin Award Ceremony. Thus, all the ARFF Finalists will be mentioned multiple times to have the best out of the entire festival run during the whole year altogether. Submit today to participate in all 4 events, regarding the unique system of ARFF International. Submissions made via Festhome are getting evaluated and selected, directly for the yearly events. Monthly selection is available on other associated platforms.


See you Around!



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Barcelona, Spain



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Logo of Kolhapur National Short Film Festival
Published: 26 Mar 2020
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Short films

Kolhapur National Short Film Festival

Deadline: 22 Jun 2020

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Short film festival


Kolhapur National Short Film Festival is a mission is to engage and inspire the community by screening films without discrimination, creating new films, teaching the art of filmmaking, and networking with fellow filmmakers.

We provide an International platform that showcases all kinds of work from filmmakers, visual artists and musicians while providing educational opportunities during the festival.

The Kolhapur National Short Film Festival (KNSFF) is for filmmakers and film lovers alike to be entertained, educated and inspired. KNSFF celebrates independent film and recognizes and pays tribute to accomplished artists on both sides of the camera in the international, national and regional film community. We provide filmmakers, producers, directors, writers and actors an environment to collaborate, present their work, and interact with each other and with film audiences. Our priorities are to showcase the most challenging and topically relevant documentaries each year and provide a platform for Others filmmakers.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Kolhapur, India



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Logo of III TRANSFORMA - FESTIVAL DE CINEMA DA DIVERSIDADE DE SANTA CATARINA
Published: 26 Mar 2020
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III Transforma - Festival De Cinema Da Diversidade De Santa Catarina

Deadline: 05 Apr 2020

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Short film festival




 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Florianópolis, Brazil



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Logo of The JachtFilm Maritime Film Festival
Published: 26 Mar 2020
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Feature films

The JachtFilm Maritime Film Festival

Deadline: 31 Jul 2020

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The JachtFilm Maritime Film Festival continues a long standing tradition from the 1980s. Between 1982 and 1990 the city of Katowice in southern Poland hosted a series of film screenings with national and international maritime and yachting films.

After a long break, caused by political and economical turmoil in Poland and Eastern Europe, the festival was revived. In 2011 Warsaws Kino Wisła was the place to be for all film-loving sailors and mariners – that’s where the current Maritime Film Festival was born.

During the two days of the 2011 edition, over a dozen films and documentaries about Polish and international sailing were screened. Most footage came from the archives of the Polish national television and private directors and producers.

As if those gems were not enough, the audience was able to enjoy stories from our esteemed hosts – captain Janusz Zbierajewski and journalist Andrzej Radomiński.
Their extensive knowledge and seemingly endless humor created a unique atmosphere, enchanting and entertaining the audience.

The following editions brought more big “chunks” of Polish and international maritime cinema to Warsaw. Our audience appreciates the efforts to bring true and exceptional sailing stories to the big screen. We try to screen films not only documenting voyages but also telling a story.

We proud ourselves on the loyalty of our audience. It consists mainly of sailors and sailing enthusiasts, many of which also have interesting sailing stories to tell. Some of them are active sport sailors, but most are recreational mariners.

Our goal was to prepare a balanced mix to suit all our visitors. Sailing has many faces, all of which are worth documenting, especially if there is a captivating human story to tell though sometimes the story of a vessel can be equally breathtaking.
We are also happy to welcome many special guests at each edition, many of which are the protagonists of the shown films.

Since 2013 there has been a very popular addition to the festival – we’re screening submitted short films about sailing and the sea under the motto “Reel me in”.

On December 2020 in Warsaw will host the 9th Maritime Film Festival.

The JachtFilm Maritime Film Festival takes place under the auspice of the Polish Yachting Association.

https://youtu.be/Rt-xoB_dI0I



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Warsaw, Poland



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Logo of Markhor International Children’s Film Festival (MICFF)
Published: 26 Mar 2020
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Markhor International Children’s Film Festival (MICFF)

Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Markhor International Children’s Film Festival (MICFF) is an annual film festival held all across Pakistan. MICFF showcases diverse and imaginative films from around the world to educate, enrich and inspire children. Supporting our vision of putting learning through films at the heart of children and young people lives, MICFF will be one of the largest International Children’s Film Festival expected to reach more than 20,000 children and young people in its first season between the months of October and November 2020 dedicated to children ages 3 to 16 years.

Markhor International Children’s Film Festival prioritizes to create a cinematic extravaganza that celebrates the finest and the brightest in international films for children that includes but are not limited to feature films, short films, documentary films, films made by children and young people.

We strongly believe that the films children engage in provide them with imaginative spaces in which they create, play and perform familiar and unfamiliar, fantasy and everyday narratives and this narrative play is closely connected to identity, literacy and textual practices. We live in a world that is surrounded by audio-visual content. Watching some of the brightest and imaginative films enable children to learn basic literacy today. MICFF aims to expose children to films in order for them to learn about different cultures, languages, challenges and their solutions. This festival provides children with a joyous and dynamic setting that inspires younger generations at a grass-root level to participate as agents of change at national and global platforms.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Lahore, Pakistan



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Photo of Markhor International Children’s Film Festival (MICFF)


 
Logo of Asiana International Short Film Festival
Published: 26 Mar 2020
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아시아나국제단편영화제 ( Asiana International Short Film Festival)

Deadline: 30 Jun 2020

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HIGHLIGHTED!

International Festival

Short film festival


The 18th Asiana International Short Film Festival (AISFF2020) is presented by the AISFF Executive Committee.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Jongno-gu, South Korea



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Published: 25 Mar 2020
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Vegas Cinefest International Film Festival

Deadline: 10 Aug 2020

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International Festival

Short film festival


The Vegas CineFest and Awards is an International Film Festival founded in 2008.

We felt there was a lack of effective contests and awards being offered for short and indie projects that could advance the careers of new writers and filmmakers.

We began discussing the idea of launching such a festival and were soon joined by industry veterans whose contributions made the concept a reality and The International Vegas Cine Fest Awards was born. Vegas Cine Fest is an IMDB Qualifying Festival.

A non profit organization, it is one of the few film festival contests providing writers and filmmakers with the assistance needed to produce and expose their projects and then continue on to other major film festivals around the world.

By becoming a part of the International Vegas Cine Fest Awards you will be joining a growing number of professionals in the entertainment industry who are recognized for supporting other artists and have the excitement of participating in a Film Festival that is destined to become a springboard for many of tomorrow’s top filmmakers.

Philip Marcus
Maria Marcus

Founders, International Vegas Cine Fest

VEGAS CINEFEST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Member – IFFS International Film Festival Summit Alumni

Member – IMDB Qualifying Festival

Member – Film Office Nevada Film Office

Member – WIF LA Women in Film Los Angeles



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Las Vegas, United States



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Logo of Rabat-Comedy International Film Festival
Published: 25 Mar 2020
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Rabat-Comedy International Film Festival

Deadline: 10 Sep 2020

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Feature film festival


The Rabat-Comedy International Film Festival is the first film festival in Africa and in the Arab world exclusively dedicated to the comedy genre. In this regard, we are looking for unique feature and short comedy films from around the world. In addition to the official selection, out-of- competition screenings will be also organized as well as meetings with film directors, professional training sessions and conferences related to comedy in cinema.

The edition for 2020, will be organized between the 12th and 19th of December in the famous Bba Hnini Hall, in the beautiful city of Rabat, capital of the Kingdom of Morocco.

(En français)

Le Festival International du Film Rabat-Comedy est le premier festival de cinéma en Afrique et dans le monde Arabe exclusivement dédié au genre comédie . Dans ce sens, nous sommes à la recherche de films de comédie uniques, provenant du monde entier. En marge des projections de la sélection officielle, nous organiserons aussi des projections de film hors-compétition ainsi que des rencontres avec les réalisateurs , des formations professionnelles et des conférences qui traitent du cinéma de comédie.
L’édition pour l’année 2020, sera organisée entre le 12 et 19 décembre dans l’illustre salle Bba Hnini de la merveilleuse ville de Rabat, capitale du royaume du Maroc.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Rabat, Morocco



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Published: 25 Mar 2020
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Ccalm Creative Commons (certamen Iberoamericano De Cortometrajes Ccalm 2020)

Deadline: 14 Apr 2020

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International Festival

Short film festival


In order to make visible the free, Creative Commons and general licenses to promote access to knowledge and free culture in the province of Almería, we open the registration period to participate in the 6th ccALM that will be held from May 14 to 17, 2020 The deadline for registration of works ends on April 14, 2020. ccALM will have an official section. Among the works presented, the most outstanding will be awarded. The prize consists of mention, trophy and laurel. More information at: http://ccalm.es/



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Almería, Spain



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Published: 25 Mar 2020
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Santa Cruz Film Festival

Deadline: 05 Jun 2020

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International Festival

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Feature film festival


The Santa Cruz Film Festival supports and promotes film arts for the local community and for filmmakers and their audiences world-wide. Through the production of an annual film festival and year round events and educational activities, the Santa Cruz Film Festival engages the entire community in the appreciation of the film arts, and is becoming a national leader in the film festival industry for communities of our size.

Now in its 18th year, the Santa Cruz Film Festival celebrates innovative and original filmmaking in and for the Greater Monterey Bay community. Since 2002, SCFF has screened over 1600 independent films and videos including scores of quality, locally produced works to tens of thousands of enthusiastic and dedicated film lovers.

The Santa Cruz Film Festival celebrates the diverse art of talented filmmakers. SCFF presents artists who create films and videos in all genres from around the world in one of the most thought-provoking, entertaining, fun-filled regional film festivals in the country.

The Festival has been proud to not only showcase new creative talents, but also to provide an interactive experience where filmmakers, musicians, performers, artists and the community can come together to share their art and ideas and to have an enlightening and fun time.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Santa Cruz, United States



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