The 60th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (1-6 May 2014) is now inviting submissions for its competitions. The Festival is looking for experiments on the formal, intellectual or narrative level, regardless of genre and format. The competitions are open to productions completed after 1 January 2013. Oberhausen is awarding a total of almost 34,000 euros in its five competitions.
The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, founded in 1954, is one of the oldest short film festivals in the world and one of the major international platforms for the short form. Oberhausen is known for its prestigious competition programmes and for its extensive thematic programmes. In addition, the festival offers visitors a well-equipped Video Library, operates a non-commercial short film distribution service and owns an archive of short films from 60 years of cinema history.
Dance Camera West 13th Annual Dance Media Film Festival welcomes dance media in any dance style or genre. Categories include: screendance, short films, feature length, documentary, animation and interactive dance media. This year'’s festival highlights include live site specific dance performances and special programming celebrating dance in animation. DCW venues have included The Music Center, REDCAT, The Getty Museum, LACMA, Hammer Museum and Grand Park.
CalArts/Dance Camera West Emerging Artists Competition Dance Camera West, The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance and the School of Film/Video at California Institute of the Arts are excited to welcome college and high school students to submit dance media for the CalArts/Dance Camera West Emerging Artists Competition. There will be two categories within this competition, high school (grades 9-12) and college students.
The Davis Feminist Film Festival welcomes films from professionals, students, and community members locally, nationally, and internationally. People underrepresented in the media field are especially encouraged to submit a film for consideration. The Davis Feminist Film Festival is a short film festival. Films must be shorter than 35 minutes in length. Films submitted to the festival for consideration must meet at least two of the following criteria: Films created with an eye for gender and social justice issues Films that link local and global issues Films created by people underrepresented in the media field (women, people of color, queer/transgender, disabled) Films made by people from the Davis/Sacramento area
TIFF Kids International Film Festival is presented annually every April by TIFF. The 17th annual festival will be taking place from April 8th to April 20th, 2014. Each year we present the best of International and Canadian films for children and youth - shorts, features, documentaries, live action and animation. We are a competitive festival and are also pleased to host a number of programmers and buyers each year. For more information on the festival, we encourage you to visit our website: http://tiff.net/tiffkids/festival
The International Film Festival Rotterdam presents a quality selection of independent, innovative and experimental cinema, video and media art. One of the largest public film events in the world, IFFR actively supports independent filmmaking from around the globe and is a recognized platform in Europe for launching new films and talent from Asia, Africa, Middle and Eastern Europe and Latin America.
The National Film Challenge returns for another year of lightning fast filmmaking Novemeber 1-4, 2013. The Film Challenge is a thrilling adventure where you and your crew of filmmakers give it your everything to write, shoot and edit a film in just three days. Jam-packing the equivalent of an entire year-long (or more) production into one weekend may seem crazy, but it's the kind of crazy that gets your creative juices flowing and forces you to think on your feet.The winning film will receive a special screening at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner. In addition, there will be more than 20 awards and the winner of Best Film will receive $3,000 USD and the Audience Award Winner will receive $1,000 USD. And both films will screen at the 48HFP Filmapalooza in 2014. This year the National Film Challenge has partnered with GoPro to provide you an opportunity to win an additional $3000 USD! They are also providing a rental discount to US filmmakers. And an opportunity for 25 US teams to use a loaner camera for the filmmaking weekend.
MONSTRA is a festival where experimentation/research, crossing over new artistic approaches, forms and proposals takes place. The main aim of Lisbon Animated Film Festival is the presentation and promotion of the world’s best animation. This year’s festival edition includes competition, retrospectives, workshops, master classes, exhibitions and interdisciplinary projects.
The Images Festival is the longest running and most influential integrated media arts festival in Canada. Our ON SCREEN program is an annual survey of contemporary artist’s film and video presented in a cinema context. Our purpose is threefold: to ensure the visibility of film, video and the digital arts, new media and related installation works from all regions and communities; to promote the professional advancement of and cultural exchange between independent Canadian media artists; and to create a progressive, inclusive, and engaging forum for critical dialogue.
The longest-running film festival in the Americas, the San Francisco International Film Festival, recognized throughout the world for its eclectic, intelligent and adventurous programs and events, is accepting submissions to SFIFF55; works in all genres, forms and lengths are considered. The International is deeply rooted in the strongest and finest traditions of appreciation of film both as an art form and as a meaningful agent for social change. It is a cultural treasure for Bay Area audiences, who embrace new ideas, compassionate humanity and world citizenship. SFIFF features a bonanza of narrative feature films, live action and animated shorts, television and theatrical documentaries, experimental work and a variety of new digital media, as well as a smart lineup of industry panels and seminars, awards events, onstage tributes, retrospectives and the highly acclaimed Schools at the Festival program, which brings 4,200 students in grades 1–12 into the festivities.
The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America, established in 1963. Internationally recognized as a premiere forum for independent filmmakers and artists, each year's festival engages audiences with remarkable cinematic experiences. The six-day festival presents 40 programs with more than 180 films from over 20 countries of all lengths and genres, including experimental, animation, documentary, narrative, hybrid and performance based works.
Cinéma du reel gives priority to cinematographic writing and approaches, in a broad understanding of documentary that can sometimes challenge the traditional borders of the genre, whatever the subject, length, format or form. Nonetheless we strongly insist that the Festival is not seeking news reports, current affairs programs, journalistic-style documentaries, promotional or corporate films.
Entry Deadline: November 6, 2013, (late); November 13, 2013 (Withoutabox Extended Deadline) Entry Fee: $20-30 (Oct 26); $40-60 (Dec. 7) Festival Dates: February 27 - March 2, 2014 in Columbia, Missouri Website: http://truefalse.org/submit/features-and-shorts
Fact! We live in tumultuous times for nonfiction film, as the genre blossoms in astonishing ways. Many of the celebrated titans of the form like Maysles and Morris and Moore are still around. But what’s invigorating us these days are the new filmmakers who are foregrounding craft and storytelling and mystery. The True/False Film Fest is open to all documentary films. We also encourage submissions that cross the boundary between fact and fiction. The festival highlights innovative work with a cinematic scope, creative takes on contemporary currents, and most of all work that provokes dialogue about its subject and the documentary form itself.
The Black Maria Film + Video Festival seeks diverse, expressive, and passionate short films and videos by independent makers. The Festival is named after Thomas Edison’s motion picture studio, and is known for its support of spirited, cutting edge, and otherwise singular film and video. The Black Maria is committed to works that explore the potential of the medium to illuminate, provoke, enrich, and engage viewers. Imaginative and revelatory films and videos which provide insight into the human condition and political, social, and environmental issues, as well as the lives of people with disabilities, or which investigate the aesthetic potential and eschew obvious conventions of the medium are also sought by the festival.
IFFF FILM & SCREENPLAY
Entry deadline: December 18, 2013 Entry fee: None Festival dates: March, 2014 Website: www.iffilmfest.org
International Family Film Festival builds a peaceful global family through the discovery and sharing of quality stories by independent artists. Promoting and encouraging the creation and sharing of family films through film and screenplay adjudication, industry panel discussions, film exhibition and educational outreach enables IFFF to accomplish its vision.
NFFTY (National Film Festival for Talented Youth)
Entry deadline: October 31, 2013 (early) - January 31, 2013 (late) Entry fee: $25 - $50 Festival dates: April 24-27, 2014 Website: www.nffty.org/submit
NFFTY is the largest and most influential youth film festival in the world. In 2013, we screened 215 amazing films from the best filmmakers 22 and younger representing 30 states and 20 countries, with 10,000 in attendance. NFFTY 2014 will be April 24-27th in Seattle, WA.
Entry deadline: May 20, 2013 Entry fee: No Festival dates: September 24-29, 2013 Website: www.25fps.hr
25 FPS Festival is organized by the 25 FPS Association for Audio-visual Research, Zagreb, Croatia. 25 FPS Festival screens independent and non-commercial films which innovatively explore the possibilities of cinematic language, narration and the medium itself, cross film types and genres and broaden the notion of film as art.
Studio Two Three's Film and Video series -Emerging Filmmakers-
The Studio Two Three Film + Video Series is now accepting submissions for our "Emerging Filmmakers" event. They are seeking submissions for short films and videos (under 20 minutes) from all genres. This is an open call that includes, fiction, documentary, narrative, found footage, animation, experimental, music videos etc.
Entry deadline: May 1, 2013 Entry fee: $45 Festival dates: October 16, 2013 - October 20, 2013. Website:http://santafeindependentfilmfestival.com/Festival_Info/Call_for_Interns/index.html
Santa Fe Independent Film Fest screens the most provocative independent films from all over the globe. Become a part of the fastest growing film fest in the southwest, in New Mexico's fastest growing industry. The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is geared towards expanding, inviting more filmmakers to expose their work through the festival; setting them up with a diverse audience, informative panels and unique
Toronto International Film Festival
Entry deadline: May 24, 2013 Festival dates: September 5-15, 2013 Website: http://tiff.net/
The Toronto International Film Festival is seeking submissions for its Wavelengths programme, now in its 13th year. Named for Michael Snow’s landmark 1967 film Wavelength, The Festival's avant-garde showcase is a unique forum for international film and video art hosted within the context of one of the world’s largest and busiest public film festivals. Prizing formal innovation and original expression, Wavelengths offers a thoughtfully curated selection of artist-made film and video presented in the cinema. Newly expanded as of last year’s edition, Wavelengths now runs for the duration of the Festival (September 5-15, 2013), with its core shorts programmes taking place during opening weekend.
Wavelengths is presently accepting new works (2012-2013), as well as recent restorations of seminal avant-garde films. North American premieres will be given precedence but are not required. Programming suggestions and referrals are equally welcome.
There is no official submission process for Wavelengths, no forms to fill out and no entry fee. However, please be sure to include clear contact information and a detailed description of the work.
All previews should be received by May 24, 2013 and sent directly to:
Wavelengths, TIFF Attention: Andréa Picard TIFF Bell Lightbox Reitman Square 350 King Street West Toronto, ON M5V 3X5 CANADA
Our presentation formats include 16mm, 35mm, and various video formats, but sadly, no Super 8mm.
Please also contact us in advance if you prefer to send a film print for preview. Other than prints, previews will not be returned to the filmmaker unless they are picked up in person or the return shipping or postage is pre-arranged. If you cannot meet the deadline but have works in progress that you wish to have considered for this year's festival, please do not hesitate to be in touch.
Entry deadline: May 17,2013 Entry fee: $30 (short films); $50 (features) Festival dates: October 3-13, 2013 Website: http://www.mvff.com/#how
Known as a filmmakers' festival, the Mill Valley Film Festival offers a high profile, prestigious and non-competitive environment perfect for celebrating the best in independent and world cinema. MVFF accepts short and feature length films and videos in the following categories: narrative, documentary, experimental, animation, children’s films and youth produced.
AFI Fest 2013
Entry deadline: August 2, 2013 (short films under 30 min); August 16, 2013 (features) Entry fee: $50 (short films); $70 (features) Festival dates: November 7-14, 2013 in Hollywood Website: http://www.afi.com/afifest/submissions.aspx
Since its launch as FILMEX in 1971, Los Angeles' longest running international film festival has been bringing world cinema to the film capital of the world. 2011 marked the 25th edition of the festival as AFI FEST, the American Film Institute's annual celebration of international cinema from modern masters and emerging filmmakers that features nightly red-carpet galas, special screenings, conversations and tributes. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival for the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards, and AFI FEST is still the only film festival in the United States to hold the prestigious FIAPF accreditation, assuring a high standard of quality and reliability for the international film community.
Santa Fe Independent Film Fest screens the most provocative independent films from all over the globe. Become a part of the fastest growing film fest in the southwest, in New Mexico's fastest growing industry. The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is geared towards expanding, inviting more filmmakers to expose their work through the festival; setting them up with a diverse audience, informative panels and unique opportunities for possible partnerships.
Senorita Cinema turns the screen over to the rising wave of Latina women who are sharing their stories and visions by making movies and video art. The festival's aim is to show the rich tapestry of different voices, styles, ideas, unique to the Latina experience.
First AniFest was held in 2002; since then it grew from a local film event to a big festival with international competition, outstanding focuses, retrospectives and lectures. The eleventh edition of AniFest was held in North Bohemian spa cities Teplice and Duchcov. There were more than 1600 films submissions from 67 countries; more than 20 000 visitors enjoyed the main topic of the festival, Magic of Film Puppet, which was chosen to celebrate Jiří Trnka’s birth anniversary.
The international Visions Film Festival & Conference
Hosted by the Film Studies Department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Visions is the first international film festival and conference dedicated exclusively to showcasing and celebrating undergraduate work in both film production and film studies. Each year, the Visions programming committee brings together a diverse and talented group of rising filmmakers and film scholars from undergraduate film programs around the world for a highly-attended event full of screenings, lectures, Q&As, workshops, and networking.
Held annually in June, the Los Angeles Film Festival showcases the best in American and international cinema. We screen narrative and documentary features, as well as short films and music videos. The Festival schedule includes conversations, talks, panel discussions, free outdoor screenings, parties, receptions, and other special events.
The Athens International Film and Video Festival was founded in 1974, and since then has presented independent films from around the world. The Festival is sponsored by the Athens Center for Film and Video, a project of the College of Fine Arts at Ohio University. Each year, a Prescreening Committee comprised of artists, students, and community activists watch all the films and videos entered in the competition. Cash prizes are awarded by guest jurors, in four categories: documentary, experimental, narrative, and animation. Festival Jurors will be announced just prior to the Festival. Awards will be announced on the final day of the Festival.
The Davis Feminist Film Festival welcomes films from professionals, students, and community members locally, nationally, and internationally. People underrepresented in the media field are especially encouraged to submit a film for consideration. The Davis Feminist Film Festival is a short film festival. Films must be shorter than 35 minutes in length.
Student Experimental Film Festival in Binghamton is an exposition dedicated to exhibiting innovative films and videos under 20 minutes by students enrolled in the US. The Festival focuses on experimental works that challenge the conventional cinematic experiences. All events will be conducted by students registered in the Curating Film and Video course at Binghamton University. The Festival accepts entries of works completed during the last academic year.
MASHROME FILM FEST 2013: CELEBRATING ARTS IN THE REMIX ERA
MAshRome Film Fest, the first Italian festival dedicated to Mash Up/Remix, will be held in Rome in May, 2013. Innovative and experimental works from all over the world are welcome: works with original content, footage, techniques, production and distribution methods (crowdsourcing and crowdfunding included). Mash Up works embrace all kinds of hybrid and polluted genres. Submissions will be divided into nine categories: MASH PRIME – EXPERIMENTAL - REMIX - LYRICAL - MUSIC - WEB SERIES - ANIMATION - DOCUMENTARY - COMMERCIAL.
An Annie Award for Best Student Film shall be awarded to an animated student produced film in recognition of creative excellence in the art of animation. To be eligible to receive this award, the submitted production must be entirely the work of an individual student or team of students from an accredited post-secondary program anywhere in the world and must have been produced between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012. Faculty may advise on the production, but all work, from concept through finished film, must be the work of a student or students who had not graduated at the time the film was completed.
Dawn Breakers International Film Festival
Entry deadline: November 30, 2012 Entry fee: None Festival dates: December 25-30, 2012 Website: http://www.dbiff.com/
Dawn Breakers International Film Festival (DBIFF) aims to discover, recognize and showcase films and filmmakers of all backgrounds who have a world-embracing vision and incorporate, discuss or reflect on themes that are somehow inspired by the Bahá'í Faith. The organization was founded solely for the purpose of providing a platform for the betterment of the world using the power of moving images.
The 2nd annual Uni Shorts International Student Film Festival will be held at the Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland on April 13-14, 2013. There will be screenings of selected films and a series of discussion forums surrounding the theme 'film in education.' Uni Shorts International Student Film Festival accepts short film entries in the following genres: narrative (fiction); non-fiction (documentary); animation and non-narrative (experimental).
Kanoon (The Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults) is holding the 8th Tehran International Animation Festival (TIAF) on March 3-7, 2013 . This institute is an Iranian cultural organization that has produced over 400 short and feature films and published 2000 books. It has also established 850 libraries for children all over the country.
The International Festival of Video Art of Casablanca
The International Festival of Video Art of Casablanca is accepting student's submissions for its 19th Edition due to take place from April 22 to 27, 2013. The Festival's Steering Committee is looking for 2D and 3D animations, fiction movies, documentaries, audiovisual performances and installations for the Festival's Univ'Art Program, designed to promote inter-cultural exchange between students exploring the field of visual arts and multi-media.