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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 [...]





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Logo of Cheboksary International Film Festival
Published: 13 Jul 2020
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Short films
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Cheboksary International Film Festival

Deadline: 30 Oct 2020

Call for entries

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

Cheboksary International FIlm Festival has grown to become one of the most prestigious film festivals in Russia. Having existed for 13 years, it has grown to attract thousands of filmmakers, film enthusiasts and audiences from all over the world. It mainly presents films from and about Europe, North America, Asia and Latin America, It takes place every year for five days in Cheboksary.

The official selection includes 12 main competitions, International feature-length films, International short films, National feature-length films and National short films. Furthermore the festival organizes a non-competitive section, tributes and focuses.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Cheboksary, Russia



 
Logo of Lisbon Film Rendezvous
Published: 13 Jul 2020
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Lisbon Film Rendezvous

Deadline: 31 Oct 2020

Call for entries

International Festival

Short film festival

Our aim is to screen films that might be overlooked by the international film festival circuit.

We have two major screening events: a Winter and a Summer edition, held in LACS, the Lisbon Art Center and Studios, Communitivity of Creators headquarters.

We will promote the selected films in our site and social media.


 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Lisbon, Portugal



 

 
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Published: 11 Jul 2020
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Does NOT have submission fees
Short films



SALA QUEER

Deadline: 30 Jul 2020

Call for entries

International Festival

Short film festival

CON LUGAR TV open call for LGBTQ+ Themed Short Films "SALA QUEER", to be part of the fixed content of the CON LUGAR TV channel on YouTube www.youtube.com/conlugar

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



CDMX, Mexico



 
 
 
 
Logo of Sherman Oaks Film Festival
Published: 11 Jul 2020
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Sherman Oaks Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Aug 2020

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Feature film festival

SOFF offers filmmakers the opportunity to have their films screen in the HEART OF LOS ANGELES for an audience that LOVES FILM. There are no bad slots in our festival!

Founded by longtime residents and movie veterans alike, the Sherman Oaks Film Festival looks to showcase the best undiscovered movies in the heart of Los Angeles. The neighborhood that was home the mall in Fast Times At Ridgemont High deserves a world class film festival!

TV Series + Podcast Interviews
Filmmakers who receive Grand Jury Prizes, as well as several Official Selections, receive interviews on the "Discover Indie Film" podcast with head programmer Jeff Howard. This allows filmmakers to talk about their work and their history more extensively than a festival Q&A allows. In 2019 the TV series "Discover [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Sherman oaks, United States



 
 
 

 
Logo of Patmos Cinema Festival
Published: 09 Jul 2020
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Patmos Cinema Festival

Deadline: 08 Aug 2020

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Feature film festival

## Covid19 Update ##

The festival is postponed due to corona virus emergency measures.
The new festival dates will be announced as soon as the measures are lifted.
The final choice of the judging committee will be announced with 15 days delay.
The chosen films will will be announced at the festival website (with info for each film & stills).

Thanks for your patience. We are all links in a chain. Our responsible attitude in these difficult times strengthens its cohesion.

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Patmos is one of the northernmost islands in the Dodecanese complex of the Aegean Sea, with a strong tradition of cultural activities. It is perhaps best known today as the location the disciple John received the visions found in the Book of Revelation of the New Testament and where the book was written.
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Patmos, Greece



 
Logo of Gijon International Film Festival
Published: 09 Jul 2020
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Festival Internacional De Cine De Gijón

Deadline: 19 Sep 2020

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Feature film festival

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.

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

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Gijón, Spain



 
 
 

 
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Published: 09 Jul 2020
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OMOVIES@SCHOOL

Deadline: 31 Jan 2021

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OMOVIES@SCHOOL

1st edition

International Call for Partecipation for audiovisual works on the themes of the fight against homophobic bullying, gender-based violence, gender identity and sexual orientation bullying, intended for schools of all levels, cinema schools, informal groups and individual directors.

Deadline: January 31, 2021

Introduction
The Association i Ken ONLUS, who received the loan to the public notice 0001216 of the 01/08/2019 “Cinema for the School – Good Practices, Exhibitions and Festivals” as part of the “International Plan Cinema for the School” promoted by MIUR and MiBAC, promotes the international Call for Partecipation “OMOVIES@SCHOOL” 1st edition

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Napoli, Italy



 
 
 
 
Logo of Visualízame Short Film Festival. Audiovisual&Women
Published: 09 Jul 2020
Film festival
Does NOT have submission fees
Short films



Festival de Cortometrajes Visualízame. Audiovisual&Mujer

Deadline: 31 Jul 2020

Call for entries

International Festival

Short film festival

In 2011 Fundación Inquietarte decided to call Visualízame, Audiovisual & Mujer, one of the few film and women festivals held in Spain. It has the peculiarity that the prizes, which amount to 4,000 euros in total, are not granted by administrations or companies, they are professionals who reward professionals, providing themselves the amount of the prizes. The competition categories with Fiction, Animation, Documentary, Screenplay and Interpretation. It also has other prizes awarded by Funespaña,Cátedra UNESCO, Peace, Solidarity and Intercultural Dialogue Abat Oliba-CEU University to the works that best reflect on death, social problems and human rights.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Aguadulce, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of CINESAN International Short Film Festival
Published: 08 Jul 2020
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FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES CINESAN

Deadline: 09 Oct 2020

Call for entries

International Festival

Short film festival

It is a Festival with two sections to contest. Official Section and Section of Asturian Short Films. Three prizes will be awarded (best short official section, best performance and best short Asturian). All the information is in the bases. Any author of any nationality can participate.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Sotrondio, Spain



 
 
Logo of Brussels Short Film Festival
Published: 08 Jul 2020
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Short films



Brussels Short Film Festival

Deadline: 24 Jan 2021

Call for entries

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  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Brussels, Belgium