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Slamdance Film Festival

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Slamdance 2023 will combine an in-person festival in Park City, Utah and—building upon the success of previous online editions—an accessible virtual experience for everyone to enjoy. Films officially selected for the 2023 Slamdance Film Festival may be presented in Park City, online, or both — depending on emerging circumstances.

For online viewing, films will be available exclusively through the Slamdance Channel, the festival’s artist-curated streaming platform.

While US guidelines pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to loosen, Slamdance is still committed to the safety of our filmmakers and audiences as our top priority. We will continue to monitor and adapt as circumstances evolve to provide a safe, supportive, and engaging film festival experience for all [...]








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Logo of Brussels Short Film Festival
Published: 05 Jul 2018
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Brussels Short Film Festival

Deadline: 27 Jan 2019

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OSCAR Qualifiers

International Festival

Short film festival

Brussels Short Film Festival is an exhibition intended for cinema lovers, both audience and professionals. The purpose is to promote and circulate short films and to generate contacts between audience, young directors and professionals.

Since 2018, the winner of the Great Prize of the International competition will be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film/ Live Action Short Film category of the Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Experimental



Brussels, Belgium



 
 
 
 
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Published: 29 Jun 2018
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The Pan African Film Festival

Deadline: 05 Nov 2018

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Did you know each year a transformation happens in Los Angeles, CA? People from around the globe gather to attend the largest and most prestigious Black film festival in the United States. From 100 million dollar blockbuster premieres to newly emerging Hollywood talent, The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) showcases a broad array of Black creative works from the world over, highlighting those that reinforce positive images and help to destroy negative stereotypes. Nowhere else can audiences find this unique opportunity to come together through film and art to explore new worlds, meet new people and acquire new information and ideas.

PAFF is designated as an official qualifying film festival for narrative live action and animated short films for the Academy of Motion Picture [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Los Angeles, United States



 
 
 

 
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Published: 20 Jun 2018
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Aguilar Film Festival

Deadline: 14 Sep 2018

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International Festival

Short film festival

The Aguilar de Campoo Short Film Festival is consolidated as one of the most veteran and relevant film citations in our country in its genre. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts of Spain, includes it as one of the key festivals for the selection of short films that will compete in the Goya Awards. Throughout the last editions the festival has been making important decisions that commit it to the cinema of our country. In his thirteenth edition he published his manifesto where he exhibited his philosophy and commitment to film. He made the decision to pay for selection to the selected short films thus eliminating economic competition in order to encourage artistic creation and production. Its screening rooms are open to international cinema including all genres, fiction, [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Aguilar de Campóo, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of Gijon International Film Festival
Published: 16 Jun 2018
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Festival Internacional De Cine De Gijón / Xixón

Deadline: 19 Sep 2018

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GIJÓN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (FICX), aims to showcase a wide and varied selection of auteur cinema currently being produced worldwide and especially focused on innovative films and emerging filmmakers. High quality, personal, young in its shape, edgy and independent cinema at a creative level. During its selection process, the Festival will prioritise those works of interest that have their World, International, European or Spanish premiere at FICX as well as those that do not have commercial distribution agreements in the Spanish territory.

Acknowledged as “Specialized Festival” by the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Association)

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Gijón, Spain



 
 
 

 
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Published: 09 Jun 2018
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Festival de Málaga

Deadline: 15 Jan 2019

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1. OBJECTIVES

The objectives of Festival de Málaga are to disseminate and promote Spanish films and their general cultural sphere.
In this sense, the Festival is also a platform for Latin American film productions. Its functions include hosting an event for the different professional sectors of films in Spanish (construed as films produced in Spain and all of Latin America, including Brazil) to boost their development and promote international sales.
In compliance with these objectives, the 26th Edition of Festival de Málaga will be held from 10th to 19th March 2023.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Málaga, Spain



 
 
 
 
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Published: 02 Jun 2018
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Concurso Iberoamericano de Cortometrajes Versión Española – La 2 / SGAE

Deadline: 30 Jun 2018

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El programa Versión Española (TVE) y la Fundación SGAE (SGAE), convocan el XX Concurso Iberoamericano de Cortometrajes “Versión Española – La 2 / SGAE”, orientado a la difusión y fomento de los nuevos autores en el sector de la creación audiovisual.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Madrid, Spain



 
 

 
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Published: 26 Apr 2018
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Mórbido Film Fest

Deadline: 01 Sep 2018

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POST-ALMOST-APOCALYPSE

Mórbido turns 15 years and it’s time to celebrate the survival of the modern apocalypse.
In those terms, Mórbido 2022 will have a hybrid identity. The festival will take place in theaters, on the LATAM Pay TV channel Mórbido TV, online and in a drive-in Cinema.


SHORT FILM SELECTION / Pay TV + Online
25th Oct through 31st Oct
The 2022 short film selection will be broadcasted through Mórbido TV. (Basic Pay TV, Latin America, not Brazil).

FEATURE FILM SELECTION / Cinemas + Drive In + Online
25th October through 31st October
The 2022 feature film selection will be shown:
- Cinépolis Diana, Cinemanía Loreto, Autocinema Coyote.
- Cinépolis Klic (November 1st-6th).

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



CDMX, Mexico



 
 
 
 
Logo of American Documentary And Animation Film Festival (AmDocs)
Published: 20 Apr 2018
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American Documentary And Animation Film Festival (AmDocs)

Deadline: 12 Jan 2019

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AmDocs is one of the largest Documentary and Animation only festivals in the United States. We are located in beautiful Palm Springs, not far from the media capital of Hollywood. We take pride in sharing the best viewing environment for both our audience and filmmakers.

AmDocs is very progressive in education outreach, market sharing and doing all we can to help our filmmakers realize their goals.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Palm Springs, United States



 
 
 

 
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Published: 14 Apr 2018
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Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China (GZDOC)

Deadline: 31 Aug 2018

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HIGHLIGHTED

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Feature film festival

Official Website: www.gzdoc.cn

Official Email Address:
film@gzdoc.cn / screen@gzdoc.cn / project@gzdoc.cn

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Introduction of GZDOC Four Main Sessions:
As China’s only state-level documentary film festival, GZDOC aims at building a professional platform to facilitate exchanges between China and the global documentary communities. GZDOC selects the best films from China and abroad and endeavors to: documenting today for tomorrow.

①GZDOC COMPETITION
GZDOC Competition Section is consist of the Golden Kapok Awards [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Guangzhou, China



 
 
 
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Published: 11 Apr 2018
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Mecal Pro, 25º Festival Internacional De Cortometrajes Y Animación De Barcelona

Deadline: 15 Dec 2018

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GOYA Qualifiers

International Festival

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Mecal Pro, the Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival, will celebrate its 25th edition. With more than 5,000 short films submitted annually, Mecal has become one of the most important festivals of its field in Spain. Due to its international scope and quality programming, Mecal regularly benefits from grants awarded by various Spanish public cultural institutions.

Mecal is strongly committed to promoting the exhibition and dissemination of audiovisual creations in the short format, not only with the public, but also in having creators and distributors meet through different activities. Mecal is also devoted to foster emerging talent, by holding events and awards specially aimed at young creators. In this sense, it also works as a short film dissemination [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Barcelona, Spain