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MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival

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During one week of the year over 100,000 film-lovers gather in over 400 Cinemas across 6 Continents to view and vote on the Finalists Films' in the Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival - MANHATTAN SHORT is more than just one of the largest short film festivals in the world....it's the World's First Global Film Festival.

If making short films is about getting your work out there, nothing compares to MANHATTAN SHORT.

Every Film Selected is eligible to enter the Oscars:
MANHATTAN SHORT does a full week's run in a cinema in Los Angeles, California. This theater booking means all ten finalists in the 2020 MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival will be eligible to enter the Oscar competition for 2021.

MANHATTAN SHORT is now in compliance with the rules governing the Oscar Awards set forth [...]





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Logo of International Shorts Film Festival (Washington DC, USA)
Published: 26 Nov 2020
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 Has submission fees
Short films



International Shorts Film Festival (Washington DC, USA)

Deadline: 31 Mar 2021

Call for entries

International Festival

Short film festival

International Shorts is a year round film festival which screens selected movies at the end of each season (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter). Best of the Festival films will be screened on January 30, 2021 at Angelika Theater, Union Market, Washington DC

 Fiction  Animation  Fantastic  Other



Ellicott City, United States



 
 
 
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Published: 26 Nov 2020
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Short films
Feature films



Anatomy Crime-Horror International Film Festival

Deadline: 13 Oct 2021

Call for entries

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

Anatomy Crime - Horror International Film Festival (A.C.H.I.F.F.) is an annual international event dedicated for independent filmmakers. Established this year by “THE BASEMENT” a nonprofit and non-governable Cultural and Education Organization (B.C.E.O.).

Located in the city of Athens, we look forward to be hosting an amazing event with you and your friends. The A.C.H.I.F.F. is a multi-day event that takes place each Halloween (October 31st) at venues throughout Athens-Greece. The A.C.H.I.F.F. want to be a world recognized event, with industry, filmmakers, and press attention from around the globe. The festival is competitive, screening approximately 50-60 films each year.

The film industry today is largely monopoly-based and dependent on large scale budgets for productions [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Athens, Greece



 
 
 

 
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Published: 26 Nov 2020
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Short films
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KinoDUEL International Film Festival

Deadline: 10 Jan 2021

Call for entries

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

Finals-battles! The vote of three of the independent jury right in the room! The jury of filmmakers against the press and the audience!

Also, each Director of the official selection of the month can come and present his film to the public in the form of a show, trailer, etc.at a special presentation program of the festival.

OUR FESTIVAL OUT OF POLITICS
It connects people, their kind hearts and creativity. Therefore, initially we set a goal to hold this festival every year in different countries. The first festival was held in 2018 in Moscow, Russia. Last year, the final of our festival was held in the capital of Belarus, Minsk.

FESTIVAL ORGANIZER

The festival is organized by the Vyatkin Publishing House, which has existed since 2003 and is located in Podolsk, 20 minutes [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Moscow, Podolsk, Russia, Russia



 
 
 
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Published: 26 Nov 2020
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Short films
Feature films



8th Noida International Film Festival-2021, India

Deadline: 12 Jan 2021

Call for entries

International Festival

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Feature film festival

Miniboxoffice International Film Festival is now Noida International Film Festival. After having three successful editions of Miniboxoffice International Film Festival which caters mainly for short films only is now turned bigger with the addition of feature films section to it. In year 2014 the management of Miniboxoffice has renamed it on the name of India’s fastest developing city ‘NOIDA’. It’s a tribute to the city where Miniboxoffice starts in year 2010 and the city itself is the house of North India’s largest Film City.



8th Noida International Film Festival-21 objective is to feature great cinema of worldwide filmmakers in a big way & at the same time providing professional networking & introducing current trends of cinema to the participants. The festival goal is to [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Greater Noida, India



 
 
 

 
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Published: 26 Nov 2020
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Short films



Tam Tam DigiFest

Deadline: 31 Dec 2020

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International Festival

Short film festival

"Frontier women - feminine revolutions" is the theme of the 15th edition of Tam Tam DigiFest, the review dedicated to digital innovations in audiovisual stories. The main theme of this edition continues to be that of digital innovation, with changes in perception and use on the one hand and narrative on the other, but also the close relationship between cinema and information. An analysis that starts from the times of the world wars and investigates how the way of telling is changing, also thanks to the use of digital tools.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Napoli, Italy



 
 
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Published: 26 Nov 2020
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Filmstrip International Film Festival

Deadline: 11 Sep 2021

Call for entries

International Festival

Short film festival

Welcome to Filmstrip International Film Festival. We’re an online and independent film festival with live screenings, that takes place in the heart of Moldavia region, in Iasi, Romania, one of the leading centers of Romanian social, cultural, academic and artistic life.

Known as The Cultural Capital of Romania, Iași is a symbol in Romanian history, and it is still referred to as The Moldavian Capital, being the main economic and business center of the Moldavian region of Romania.

Filmstrip International Film Festival is involved in promoting young filmmakers, maintaining a high standard, that of a festival eminently dedicated to spiritual and cultural values.

The best films of each category will be screened at a vibrating venue, "La Baza”, home of many cultural events in the [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Iasi, Romania



 
 

 
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Published: 26 Nov 2020
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International Animation Film Festival (IAFF) Golden Kuker- Sofia

Deadline: 28 Feb 2021

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EUROPEAN ANIMATION AWARDS Qualifier

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Short film festival

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CHECK OUT NANCY DENNEY-PHELPS' ARTICLE ABOUT
THE GOLDEN KUKER FESTIVAL HERE
https://www.awn.com/blog/11th-golden-kuker-international-animation-festival-1-6-september-2020-sofia-bulgaria

The International Animation Film Festival (IAFF) Golden Kuker- Sofia run for the first time in October 2010 in Sofia. Named after Proyko Proykov (legendary Bulgarian animator) it is the first animation festival from the new century. One of the most attractive events in the arts calendar of Bulgaria takes place every spring in May. It is organised by the Bulgarian Association of The Independent Artists and Cartoon Animators an NGO chaired by Mrs. Nadezhda Slavova (cartoon artist, director, filmmaker and author of numerous animation films). The Association aims to connect animators, support their [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Sofia, Bulgaria



 
 
 
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Published: 26 Nov 2020
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Underneath the Floorboards

Deadline: 11 Apr 2021

Call for entries

International Festival

Short film festival

For our next event hopefully everything will have gone back to 'normal,' and we can go back to having a live event. But we are prepared for another online event, like last time which got over ten thousands viewers. If everything is back to 'normal 'we will also do a live event in Hackney, London.

Underneath the Floorboards is a visual arts, experimental film night held in London's buzzing artistic area of Hackney.

Our showcase is open to artists and filmmakers from all around the world whose work has an experimental, non-linear narrative form. We want to see variety, whether it be experimental film, video art, visual art, digital art, experimental documentary or animation.

No bias, no prejudice, we don't care if you didn't study in the most prestigious art schools. We want [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



London, United Kingdom



 
 
 

 
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Published: 26 Nov 2020
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Festival Grito de Mujer

Deadline: 05 Jan 2021

Call for entries

International Festival

Short film festival

The Woman Scream Festival (Grito de Mujer) in its 11th. edition, opens its first call for video proposals to participate on the virtual events that will take place online, starting March 1st throughout March 31st , 2021. The chosen theme for this season is: "Women Warriors: Violence is not in quarantine!"

“We, the WOMEN warriors, adapt to any circumstance. We stay strong, in the midst of the worst pandemic. We, who are indoors, quarantined with our abuser. We, the girls who live with those who mistreat us. We, the resilient of life. We, the strong WOMEN who don’t give up, who won’t be silenced, who will never give up or stay quieted! We are brave, we are art, we are hope, we are poetry, we are the SCREAM ”.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic



 
 
 
 
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Published: 26 Nov 2020
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Short films



III Festival Internacional Cine En Corto Levante Almeriense

Deadline: 07 Dec 2020

Call for entries

International Festival

Short film festival

Third edition of the International Short Film Festival Levante Almeriense.

The OFFICIAL SECTION of the III Levante Almeriense International Short Film Festival is aimed at fiction short films. Any national and international director can participate. One of the requirements is that the duration does not exceed 30 minutes and that, if the original language of the short film is not Spanish, it be subtitled to it.

The CONFINED SHORT FILMS section intends to be a section within this edition of the Festival in which the works carried out during the confinement produced by the COVID-19 health pandemic are awarded. All short films made between March 15, 2020 and December 7, 2020 and with a maximum duration of 30 minutes will be admitted (See participation rules).

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Garrucha, Spain