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SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York
Final Deadline
Dec 14, 2018
Extended Deadline
Dec 14, 2018
$70-80
Winners Notified:
Mar 21, 2019
SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival New York Submissions are now open for SRFF 2019 on Filmfreeway and WithoutaBox. The Sixth edition of the festival takes place at Cinema ViIlage March 15-21, 2019. To date SRFF has screened 277 films from 35 countries. Submissions are made from all over the world. SRFF is a non-profit film festival designed to shine a spotlight on international and local filmmakers who raise awareness of social issues, in response to the proliferation of violence and violent forms of storytelling on screen. SRFF’s Fifth Edition launched 70 new films from 35 countries that covered a broad range of socially relevant™ stories about immigration, women and girls, human trafficking, climate change, ageing, mental health, disability, social justice, homelessness, LGBTQ rights, VR/360º films and more. SRFF2019 promises to have an equally rich and interesting program of films and workshops. For more information and to find out how to submit visit the festival website.
Watch the SRFF 2018 trailer here.
https://youtu.be/NsIS6HzJ7vE

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The Artemis Women In Action Film Festival
Late
Dec 15, 2018
$80
$55
Final Deadline
Jan 15, 2019
$90
$65
Winners Notified:
Apr 25, 2019
Artemis Motion Pictures brings you the first film festival dedicated to honoring female action and empowerment heroes.

We celebrate powerful women taking action onscreen. From female action heroes to female activists, we shine a spotlight on women in narrative, documentary and animated films who are fearless, fierce, and revolutionary.

AWIAFF extols women who kick ass and change culture! Our festival mission is to both kick ass and open minds.

All narrative, animated, and documentary films featuring women starring or co-starring as a physical action and/or empowerment characters are welcome at Artemis. All categories are competition categories with awards in each category.

2018 HIGHLIGHTS
Artemis was very proud to have Paul Feig present our 2018 edition. He was joined by sponsors CAA, LA Weekly, Agenda Magazine, Citi, Final Draft, Habibi Bath & Body, and others.

The festival recognized Actress Michelle Rodriguez, Actress Ming-Na Wen, Director Rosemary Rodriguez, Director/Stuntman TJ Scott, Actress Dana DeLorenzo and stunt performers Debbie Evans, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Danielle Burgio, Kachina Dechert, Heidi Pascoe and Cassandra Ebner for their excellence in the female action genre.

The fourth edition was kicked off with The Artemis Awards Gala. Strong female characters were the theme and the lineup of action heroines and stuntwomen that showed up on the black carpet to receive their due at the awards presentation was impressive. Arrivals included all 2018 honorees as well as David Mazouz, Dot Marie Jones, Victoria Smurfit, Richard Portnow, Kristanna Loken, Yancy Butler, Zoe Bell and many others too numerous to mention.

The festival received submissions from 32 countries, screened 78 films, expanded the number of screens as well as the panels and workshops offered. The filmmaker competition awards were expanded to recognize outstanding stunt work and choreography.

The panels included Artemis’ signature All-Stars of Stunts and Warrior Women panels. In honor of the #MeToo movement, the edition included A Sex Type Thing panel discussion hosted by August McLaughlin. The 2018 edition also included a cannabis panel discussion hosted by Windy Borman and two workshops on indie film financing, hosted by Ms. In The Biz and Seed N Spark.

Awards & Prizes
Artemis Awards are presented for Audience Choice, Best Film, Best Director, Best Documentary, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Fight Scene, Best Action Sequence, Best Screenplay, as well as others.

Top three winners and two finalists of the Screenplay Competition receive:

• Final Draft script writing software. Final Draft is the industry standard in screenwriting software allowing writers to focus on what they do best – writing scripts. Value: 249.00
• InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you. Producers have made more than 200 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip. Value: 100.00
Rules & Terms

Artemis Women In Action Film Festival (AWAIFF) requires that all films feature a female in an action role as a lead or co-lead, whether narrative, short, animation or documentary.

NARRATIVE & ANIMATED FILMS: Fictional films having a run time of 40 minutes or longer of any genre showcasing leading or co-leading women in action or empowerment roles. i.e.: narrative: "Terminator 2," Sci-Fi/Action; "Aliens," Horror/Action; "The Heat," Comedy/Action; "Suffragettes," Drama; animation: "Frozen," "Brave," "Tangled," and "The Croods."

DOCUMENTARY FILMS Real life stories having a run time of 40 minutes or longer showcasing leading or co-leading women in action or empowerment roles. i.e. Stories about women in the armed forces, public service (police force, fire fighters, paramedics, etc.), social or political activism, pro and non-pro sports. etc.

NARRATIVE & ANIMATED SHORT: Fictional shorts having a run time of 3 - 40 minutes of any genre showcasing leading or co-leading women in action or empowerment roles. See above for examples.

DOCUMENTARY SHORT: Real life stories having a run time of 3 - 40 minutes showcasing leading or co-leading women in action or empowerment roles. i.e. Stories about women in the armed forces, public service (police force, fire fighters, paramedics, etc.), social or political activism, pro and non-pro sports. etc.
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6th Noida International Film Festival-2019
Early
Dec 15, 2018
$65
$37
Regular
Jan 10, 2019
$70
$40
Late
Jan 15, 2019
$80
$50
Extended
Jan 16, 2019
$90
$60
Final Deadline
Jan 17, 2019
$100
$65
Winners Notified:
Jan 27, 2019
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.



5th Noida International Film Festival-19 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 empower independent filmmakers and committed to become premium movie going event which foster the growth of independent filmmakers.



The 2014, 15, 16, 17 & 18 editions of NIFF was huge success with participation of filmmakers from more than 90 countries. The NIFF-19 is expected to achieve many milestones towards the development of Independent Cinema. With this I welcome all filmmakers to come and join the movement which brings highest level of thoughts & culture of different nations in the form of enriching & entertaining cinema.
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FirstGlance Film Fest Los Angeles 19
Late
Dec 19, 2018
$65
$55
Final Deadline
Dec 31, 2018
$75
$65
Winners Notified:
Mar 17, 2019
FirstGlance Los Angeles Film Festival 19
One of Film Freeway’s Top Rated Film Festivals!
Celebrating the best indie films from across the globe!
Up to $20,000 in CASH AWARDS*
Celebrating Filmmakers for 21 YEARS!!
$1000 CASH PRIZE to Best first time U.S. filmmaker from Papaya Films!

$1000 in Cash Prizes for BEST OF in each category that reaches 200 submissions!
ALL Science Fiction shorts and web series will be considered by our new partner for NON EXCLUSIVE PAID licensing and distribution deal, so if you create science fiction films, FirstGlance is a must submit!!
Filmmaker Screening Incentives at the Film Fest and the BEST social media marketing of any film festival on EARTH!

Every Selection receives over $150 in perks!
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REGULAR DEADLINE Nov 19

LATE DEADLINE Dec 19

FINAL DEADLINE Dec 31

Open to filmmakers across the globe, the 19th Annual FirstGlance Los Angeles Film Festival screens professional, first time, student, national and international filmmakers, celebrating the best in indie film making on

March 14-17 2019 at Laemmle North Hollywood!

With over 25 nominating categories chosen by a committee of professional filmmakers and FirstGlance Alumni, plus Audience Choice Awards!

NOMINATING CATEGORIES

PRIZE PACKAGES

Check out the amazing Prize Packages we offer!

Categories:
(Local and International: Live Action and Animation accepted in every category)
Feature Film (over 60 min.)
Feature Documentary (over 45 min.)
Short Film (under 60 min.)
Shorts Too (under 10 min.)
Short Documentary (under 45 min.)
Student Shorts (under 20min.)
Music Videos (under 7 min.)
Web Series Pilots (under 15 min.)
Animated Shorts (under 30 mins)
Trailers (under 5 mins)
Digital Griffix Film Festival
Final Deadline
Dec 20, 2018
$15
$15
Winners Notified:
Dec 25, 2018
After a successful third year, Digital Griffix online film festival is back as an international online event, a showcase of short films under 30 minutes and full length films. The films are selected each month to be screened from our website and vimeo account for a week or more, starting on February 1st 2018. There will be a new deadline set every month.

At the end of the year, on December 25th 2018 the winners in each category will be announced. All genres welcomed, films must be submitted in english or subtitled in english. Films in french or subtitled in french can also be submitted.

All films will be screened in a secure way with no download option available.

The categories to submit in are :

-Animation
-Documentary
-Fiction film
The Earth Day Film Festival, www.earthdayfilmfest.org
Final Deadline
Dec 20, 2018
$30
$25
Dusk
Dec 20, 2018
$30
$25
Winners Notified:
Jan 20, 2019
Fostering global community through Earthminded film and art with clean energy and zero waste goals.

Our goal, first and foremost, is to honor the Earth in each step of the process. The Earth Day Film Festival uses only renewable energy to power screenings, partners with organizations with integrity, and facilitates grassroots screenings around the world that are free and open to the public. We connect passionate filmmakers with inspired audiences. We are merely amplifiers of your dynamic messages of global community, environmental action, and peace.

Films capture images and stories that have the capacity to inspire action. Art is a voice for social change and a potent way to convey ideas and experiences. Now more than ever, it is necessary to share global stories, with global audiences. Looking to create a global movement rather than a traditional film festival, The Earth Day Film Festival is open to the world: our curated films are screened in cities around the world on Earth Day. Find out how you can host your own screening at: www.earthdayfilmfest.org

The films and art we share reflect a diverse earthly experience. We support all filmmakers’ interpretations; give us your earthly vision however you see it.

The hands and hearts behind The Earth Day Film Festival are a group of artists, activists, optimists, and earth-loving souls. We have joined together to nourish this festival as our artistic contribution to the environmental movement. We are partnered with organizations such as Bioneers, The Biomimicry institute, and Arcadia Power.

We recognize that the work of creating a healthier planet will require a collaborative effort. To cultivate and activate our community, The Earth Day Film Festival hosts a 3-day film and art festival in Chico California, March 1-3 2019.

Awards & Prizes
The Earth Day Film Festival honors selected films with awards such as "Best Cinematography", "Best Editing" and "Best Sound". In addition, The Earth Day Film Festival has several unique, original awards:

"The Earth's Choice Award":
The winning film is made with the Earth in mind- from conception to final film. Consideration is given to energy usage, waste, and environmental impact. The final message is typically feminine in tone, not a direct way of speaking but one that is nurturing and loving as is Mother Earth. The recipient of this award is given temporary custody of the "Earth's Choice" custom trophy with their name engraved below previous recipient. The winner of this award receives an $888 cash award to propagate future Earth-minded work.

"The Activist Award":
This award honors filmmakers who are using their art to affect change in the world. The winning film illuminates unjust or repressive systems and calls for action. The filmmakers tactics, including their partnerships, methods and post-production journey are taken into consideration for this award.

"The New Paradigm Award":
The recipient of this award answers the question: 'what's next?'. After activism draws attention to areas in need of change, a new paradigm is needed to exemplify a more harmonious and healthier relationship with Earth. The selected film has a tone of nurturance and hope.

The Earth Day Film Festival is organized by filmmakers, who honor the effort required to give birth to a film. Selected filmmakers receive thoughtful gift bags from our sponsors and two VIP passes to the Festival.
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Open Window International Film Challenge
Earlybird
Dec 20, 2018
$15
$10
Regular
Jan 25, 2019
$20
$15
Final Deadline
Feb 15, 2019
$25
$20
Late
Feb 15, 2019
$25
$20
Winners Notified:
Feb 19, 2019
Open Window International Film Challenge is an Indian film festival with an international audience base. It provides an all-inclusive platform for filmmakers across the globe to showcase their talent. We at Open Window believe in the art of film-making and ensure that each chosen form of visual art reaches a maximum number of audience.
Submit your masterpiece and let it mesmerize film enthusiasts all over the world.
We accept short films/feature films/documentaries/music videos/web series of all genres.
We do physical screening at esteemed venues in Kolkata such as Club Eco Vista Auditorium, One Way Cafe etc.
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Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival
Regular
Dec 22, 2018
$49
$49
Late
Jan 12, 2019
$59
$59
Extended
Feb 23, 2019
$69
$69
Out on Bail
Mar 16, 2019
$79
$79
Final Deadline
Apr 6, 2019
$89
$89
Winners Notified:
Apr 20, 2019
Festival and screenplay contest celebrating the best of indie crime and horror.

Scripts in the crime and horror sub-genres juggle genre-awareness, often times in order to subvert the expected, with natural talent and a unique voice. We aim to spotlight the voices of tomorrow's classics.

Winners will be considered by:

ZERO GRAVITY
BLOOD LIST / BRILLSTEIN
THINK TANK
TXL FILMS
... and more.

Winners also receive 4 months of free listings on InkTip!
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Falcon International Film Festival
Final Deadline
Dec 31, 2018
$50
$50
Winners Notified:
Jan 11, 2019
Falcon International Film Festival is changing the way that people think of short films. We are looking for the very best short films that are entertaining and tell a story. The sort of short films that people want to watch. That make them laugh. Or cry. That shock and surprise.
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NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA)
Monthly
Dec 31, 2018
$25-40
Final Deadline
Aug 23, 2019
$25-40
Monthly
Sep 30, 2019
$25-40
Winners Notified:
Nov 23, 2018
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization designed to showcase innovative works by emerging filmmakers from around the world, providing the Los Angeles community of entertainment professionals and film goers with a constant surge of monthly screening events.
F3: Frankly Film Fest
Early
Dec 31, 2018
$1
Regular
Jun 30, 2019
$5
Late
Jul 31, 2019
$10
Final Deadline
Aug 15, 2019
$20
Extended
Aug 15, 2019
$20
Winners Notified:
Sep 1, 2019
Founded in 2004, by Frankly Zoe Productions as a one off festival to promote their Youth Summer Movie Program, F3: Frankly Film Fest screened 27 films during their first season. In 2016 Frankly Zoe Productions decided to resurrect F3 in conjunction with the Tenth Anniversary of Un-Con.

In keeping with the "all genres are welcome" theme of the Un-Con, F3 is an all genre festival, with a focus on sci-fi, fantasy, thrillers, animation, and fan films.

Our panel of judges, all with extensive backgrounds in the independent film industry, pick the best of the best from all of the submissions. On Saturday night when the screenings wrap, awards will be presented for in various categories.

We are now in our fourth year.

The festival takes place at the Miami Centre Mall in Piqua, Ohio.
Lonely Seal International Film, Screenplay and Music Festival
Early
Dec 31, 2018
$50
$30
Regular
Mar 31, 2019
$65
$35
Late
Apr 30, 2019
$80
$50
Final Deadline
May 31, 2019
$100
$65
Extended
May 31, 2019
$100
$65
Winners Notified:
Jul 1, 2019
With 35 five-star reviews from filmmakers and screenwriters during our inaugural year, we launched deep into FilmFreeway’s “Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals,” within six days of our eligibility to be voted on. Our 2019 festival will grant $400,000+ of in-kind prizes, which is up from $240,000 in 2018.

We cherish inclusiveness, independent voices, and stories aching to be told. Not only will our winners be showcased at Cannes, but everyone accepted to the festival will have our support forever.

MEET THE DISABLED GUY AND THE BLIND GUY
This festival is run by Hammad Zaidi, a disabled filmmaker, and entrepreneur, and Jonathan Nadeau, a blind technologist. That’s right; a disabled guy and a blind guy curate this festival. Hammad became disabled from a head injury as an infant, and 24-years later, Jonathan went blind in a freakish car accident. So, Hammad and Jonathan just don’t promote inclusiveness, they live it. We cherish inclusiveness, independent voices, and stories aching to be told. That doesn’t mean we don’t like comedies. We love them and encourage all filmmakers and screenwriters to submit their funniest work. In fact, we love all genres, as long as the films are brilliantly made.

Here is some information on what's new for 2019:

Screenplay:
"Script Accessible," a new division in our screenwriting contest, is for writers with disabilities and non-disabled writers who write about disabled lead characters, was founded by Hammad Zaidi in early 2009. Originally housed at Slamdance and sponsored by WGA-West, "Script Accessible" made its mark when Gia Milani, our first winner for “All the Wrong Reasons,” went on to be produced and then won the Discovery Award of the 2013 Toronto Film Festival.

Music:
“Sound Byte,” is a filmed Battle of the Bands' event where the winner will earn a record contract, heavy internet based SEO/PR support, and a music-related sponsorship.

Here's what's not new, but that's why it's so very cool!
Our films screen at the Regent Theatre, a 100+-year-old cinema house in Arlington, Massachusetts (Boston).

Thank you for checking us out. We look forward to reading and watching your amazing creativity, as soon as you send it our way!
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Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE)
End of Earlybird Submissions
Jan 1, 2019
$23.00
End of Regular Submissions
Jan 21, 2019
$26.00
End of Late Deadline
Feb 10, 2019
$31.00
Final Deadline
Mar 3, 2019
End of Extended Deadline
Mar 3, 2019
$38.00
Winners Notified:
Jun 10, 2019
The Long Island International Film Expo began in 1997, and is proud to be called by the LIIFErs who attend - a film community. Between the specialized attention you get from the LIIFE staff (promoting your screenings, getting you press/media interviews when appropriate, promoting winners, providing informational panels and networking opportunites) and our love of filmmakers/filmmaking - you're sure to have found a home for you and your film, at LIIFE.
We show from 100 - 170 films from around the world, and scriptwriting is our newest addition.
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10th Annual New Media Film Festival
Late
Jan 3, 2019
$85
$85
Final Deadline
Apr 3, 2019
$90
$90
Winners Notified:
Jun 2, 2019
10th NEW MEDIA FILM FESTIVAL
Los Angeles, California - USA
June 1-2, 2019
In the Spotlight today is the 10th Annual New Media Film Festival, producing a cutting-edge, fair, upscale festival devoted to upcoming and seasoned content creators. More than 20 competitive categories are now open that collectively celebrate a broad spectrum of storytelling – podcasts, web series, tablet media, virtual reality, augmented reality, drone, 3D, and many more. Huffington Post aptly describes the festival, "Makes the cutting edge accessible."

In 2018 the Festival screened 110 projects from 40 countries with 34 World Premieres, 7 US Premieres, and 24 Los Angeles Premieres. As noted by SAG & Golden Globe Winner Matthew Modine, "New technologies have empowered and enabled creators outside of a studio or network system to make their own movies and develop cutting edge entertainment. Affordable cameras and editing software allow artists to create and express their skills for a multitude of new distribution platforms. We are presently witness to how storytelling is being redefined in the 21st Century. New Media Film Festival highlights and showcases what will come next." The festival extends its forward thinking to promote a positive future and proudly honors luminaries with its Socially Responsible Conservationist Award. In 2018 the award went to Jeff Bridges.

Judges at the New Media Film Festival include representatives from HBO, Marvel, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Television Academy, and other pioneers in the entertainment industry. There's even a competitive category for Sniplers, 30-second mini-trailers featured to garner attention for films not yet made. Filmmakers vie for a chance at $45,000 USD value in services and prizes. The festival also offers further screening opportunities to winning works on New Media 2D and 3D channels and other distribution opportunities.
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
Honoring stories worth telling, New Media Film Festival brings the best in new media to the world.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The rationale behind the festival is clear. New media continues to show its lasting power and potential to evolve - there is scope for truly groundbreaking and compelling work in the world of storytelling. The festival is designed to both discover and cultivate highly creative work from emerging and seasoned content creators. Filmmakers will benefit from a Red Carpet Press Junket, VIP Soiree, Web Series Superstar Panel, live music, technology panels, networking lounge, international art exhibit, Q&A's, audience awards, and much more.

"I thank the New Media film festival for what they've done for young filmmakers," legendary director, Roger Corman.

Put your innovative work forward and join the unique community of content creators at New Media Film Festival - submit today!
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International Safe Community Short Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jan 5, 2019
Winners Notified:
Mar 8, 2019
The aim of this Festival is to portray all different aspects and widest meanings of the “Safe community” through movies.
We concerned with issues like:
Safe roads and urban places
Safe schools and living places
Safety of children, elderly and disables
Health, hygiene and safe community
Information technology, communication, smartization and safe community
Culture of citizenship and safe community
Environmental issues and preparation for natural disasters
Violence and suicide prevention
Here are our fields in details:
Safety and urban transportation
Safe sidewalks
Safe urban roads
Safe and clean transportation
Safety and standards of vehicles
Safe community and traffic codes
Health, hygiene, environment, and safe community
Trauma care
Provision of medical services in order to prevent and control medical disorders
Safe community and mental and physical health
Safe community and nutrition
Safety in urban and public places
Improvement of environmental safety with a focus on modern approaches (especially at schools, religious places, etc.)
Safety and urban services
Role of urban services in community safety
Safe community and environment
Safe urban design and planning
Urban landscape and visual and psychological tranquility
Effective factors of safety improvement in urban design and planning (especially people with disabilities and impairment, the elderly, etc.)
Effect of urban lighting and lighting design on urban safety
Securing urban facilities in order to prevent accidents
Information technology, communication, smartization, and safe community
Application of IT and communications in identification, record, and analysis of information of incidents
Smartization and safe community
The role of information technology, communications, and smartization in web safety.
Culture of citizenship and safe community
Educating public and its contribution to safe community
Culture of citizenship and the role of citizens in promoting safety in society
Citizenship rights and safe community
Religious educations and safe community
Risk and safety management
Indicators of risk taking management of urban disasters
Preventive measures for urban risks
Initial and secondary risks rising from climate change in a region
Instructions
Instructions, structural and artistic features, festival calendar, and the address for submission of your film are as follows:
Features of admissible works
Comprehensive features:
Films must have been made within the past three years.
Short films and animations must be maximum 30 mins and documentaries 40 mins in length.
Copy of the submitted film is not returned.
Planning and films screening order is decided by the secretariat of the festival.
After submission to the secretariat, films cannot be withdrawn from the screening order.
The festival secretariat is authorized to display received films in other dependent events within or outside the boundaries of the country.
Non-English films must have English subtitle.
American Youth Film Festival
Early Bird
Jan 5, 2019
$20.00
Regular
Feb 2, 2019
$40.00
Final Deadline
Mar 30, 2019
$60.00
Winners Notified:
Apr 13, 2019
Lights. Camera. Action! For the Love of Film
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Overview
The American Youth Film Festival™ is an opportunity for the youth to showcase their movie making skills. Many young people regularly produce movies that are then posted on websites such as YouTube and Facebook. We want to capture that interest and channel it to understand the “love of film or film making” through the eyes of youth filmmakers.

Who Can Participate?
The American Youth Film Festival™ is open to ALL YOUTH regardless of race, creed, or national origin that are currently enrolled in elementary school, middle school, high school or college. Suggested submissions and entry fees will be in one of four categories, elementary school ($20.00), middle school ($30.00), high school ($40.00) or college ($50.00). Film must be works directed and/or produced by elementary school, middle school, high school or college students. Adult supervision must be limited to an advisory capacity only.

All film (national and international) may be submitted into only one category, however, film makers may submit additional entries with separate forms and entry fees. All entries have specific time limits including titles and credits unless otherwise noted. The American Youth Film Festival is a family event therefore, NO ENTRIES MAY CONTAIN NUDITY, PROFANITY or EXCESSIVE VIOLENCE. Failure to adhere to these requirements will immediately disqualify entry and NO REFUNDS WILL BE AWARDED.

By submitting your entry to The American Youth Film Festival you give us full permission to download a digital copy of your video as well as playing it during the festival week via projector and online.

All films must be in the following format:

What format does FilmFreeway recommend for video uploads?

FilmFreeway accepts all major video formats. We transcode videos for playback compatibility and performance, and recommend that you use settings close to our output settings:

Maximum video bitrate: 2200 Kbps, H.264, mp4
Audio bitrate: 128 Kbps, AAC
Aspect ratio preserved; maximum video width of 1280 pixels

"Official Selections" or film chosen for screening will be required to mail (2) FLASH DRIVE copies of their video for viewing during the festival screening. Submitter will receive 2 festival passes.

Animation – any animated movie, not more than 10 minutes
Comedy - any comedy film, not more than 10 minutes
Commercials – any 30 second commercial of local businesses*
Documentary – any documentary not more than 15 minutes
Feature – any narrative film not more than 30 minutes
Music Video – any music video not more than 4 minutes
Public Service Announcements – any 30 second PSA*
Science Fiction – any sci-fi film not more than 10 minutes
Short – any narrative short film not more than 15 minutes

*NOTE: The American Youth Film Festival suggests that all filmmakers submitting in the Commercial & Public Service Announcement categories partner with a local business or a non-profit entity to produce their submission. In cities and towns across America there are small businesses or groups that will support student filmmakers in exchange for a 30 second commercial. Additionally, it is strongly suggested that filmmakers research people, places, monuments and special-interest causes in their local area and consider subjects with historical significance for documentary submissions.

NOTE: Film trailers are not eligible for consideration in any category.

The American Youth Film Festival Movie Poster Contest:
The American Youth Film Festival Movie Poster Contest is open to all elementary school, middle school, high school and college students in two divisions, Film Division and Non-Film Division.

Film Division: Movie posters based on an official American Youth Film Festival entry. Photographers, graphic designers, animators, multimedia artists, etc...partner with student film maker to create a movie poster based on the film maker's AYFF submission. The poster may be based on movie stills or may be a caricature design.

Non-Film Division: Movie posters created by photographers, graphic designers, animators, multimedia artists, etc...not based on an AYFF movie submission. The poster may be based on photos or may be a caricature design.

Each American Youth Film Festival Movie Poster entry must be:
1. Digital submission only.
2. 1275 x 1800 pixels (18 in. x 24 in.) with one half inch white border.
3. Saved as .jpg (JPEG) in RBG format not to exceed 3MB.

All American Youth Film Festival Movie Poster "Official Selections" will be displayed in a slideshow on the American Youth Film Festival website. A select number of posters will be selected for exhibition and featured in a separate exhibit at the American Youth Film Festival.

Remember to "Be creative, use props and let your imagination run wild, but most of all have fun!"
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ISCSFF
Final Deadline
Jan 5, 2019
$free
$free
$free
Regular Deadline
Jan 5, 2019
$free
$free
$free
Winners Notified:
Feb 5, 2019
The Second International Safe Community Short Film Festival.
This is a biannual festival held by taking an approach to identify and criticize safety related issues within the societies and modern methods of safety creation.
The aim of this Festival is to portray all different aspects and widest meanings of the “Safe community” through movies.
We concerned with issues like:
Safe roads and urban places
Safe schools and living places
Safety of children, elderly and disables
Health, hygiene and safe community
Information technology, communication, smartization and safe community
Culture of citizenship and safe community
Environmental issues and preparation for natural disasters
Violence and suicide prevention
Here are our fields in details:
Safety and urban transportation
Safe sidewalks
Safe urban roads
Safe and clean transportation
Safety and standards of vehicles
Safe community and traffic codes
Health, hygiene, environment, and safe community
Trauma care
Provision of medical services in order to prevent and control medical disorders
Safe community and mental and physical health
Safe community and nutrition
Safety in urban and public places
Improvement of environmental safety with a focus on modern approaches (especially at schools, religious places, etc.)
Safety and urban services
Role of urban services in community safety
Safe community and environment
Safe urban design and planning
Urban landscape and visual and psychological tranquility
Effective factors of safety improvement in urban design and planning (especially people with disabilities and impairment, the elderly, etc.)
Effect of urban lighting and lighting design on urban safety
Securing urban facilities in order to prevent accidents
Information technology, communication, smartization, and safe community
Application of IT and communications in identification, record, and analysis of information of incidents
Smartization and safe community
The role of information technology, communications, and smartization in web safety.
Culture of citizenship and safe community
Educating public and its contribution to safe community
Culture of citizenship and the role of citizens in promoting safety in society
Citizenship rights and safe community
Religious educations and safe community
Risk and safety management
Indicators of risk taking management of urban disasters
Preventive measures for urban risks
Initial and secondary risks rising from climate change in a region
Instructions
Instructions, structural and artistic features, festival calendar, and the address for submission of your film are as follows:
Features of admissible works
Comprehensive features:
Films must have been made within the past three years.
Short films and animations must be maximum 30 mins and documentaries 40 mins in length.
Copy of the submitted film is not returned.
Planning and films screening order is decided by the secretariat of the festival.
After submission to the secretariat, films cannot be withdrawn from the screening order.
The festival secretariat is authorized to display received films in other dependent events within or outside the boundaries of the country.
Non-English films must have English subtitle.
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Sierra Canyon Film Festival
Late
Jan 14, 2019
$25
Final Deadline
Jan 28, 2019
$30
Winners Notified:
Mar 15, 2019
The 2019 Sierra Canyon Film Festival is presented by Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, California, 20 miles from the heart of Hollywood. While our festival is sponsored and promoted by Sierra Canyon School, the festival takes place in a screening room on the backlot of a major Hollywood studio. In 2019, we will once again partner with Raleigh Studios and screen our festival shorts in their state-of-the-art Chaplin screening room.

Sierra Canyon School is an independent, college preparatory school that maintains an exceptional performing arts program with a wide variety of film courses. The Sierra Canyon School Film Festival is focused on short films in any genre produced by student filmmakers and provides a forum for young filmmakers to display their work, network with other young filmmakers, and to learn more about the world of filmmaking from our industry guest speaker.
Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest
Regular
Jan 15, 2019
$40
$30
Late
Feb 15, 2019
$50
$40
Final Deadline
Apr 1, 2019
$60
$50
Last Chance
Apr 1, 2019
$60
$50
Winners Notified:
May 26, 2019
Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest is South Carolina's first and largest horror film festival! The 2019 festival will take place over three days in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina and will feature some of the best independent horror films from all over the world. We will be screening all of our Official Selections at South of Broadway Theater located in the heart of Park Circle.

Forget the Oscars! We have the "Crimmy's"! All Official Selections (films and screenplays) will be competing at a chance for a Crimmy in over 20 categories. Our Crimmy trophies are designed by "The Conjuring" and "Annabelle" special effects artist Tony Rosen, who also designed the famous "Annabelle" doll for both films. Each trophy is handmade and signed by Tony himself.

Sponsored in part by ShortsTV, the world's largest distributor of short films, all submitted and accepted short films have the chance for worldwide broadcast deals on their cable channel, ShortsTV, which plays Oscar winning short films all over the globe. Screenplay winners will also compete to win scriptwriting software from FinalDraft as well as free listings on InkTip, where producers go for scripts and writers. Producers have made more than 300 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.

In 2017 "Best of South Carolina" named Crimson Screen one of the top 10 festivals in South Carolina and in 2015 readers of HORROR SOCIETY voted us their 2nd favorite horror film festival in the USA! Festival attendees come out to walk the "dREaD Carpet" dressed in their favorite costumes and get to meet the filmmakers during our mixers and Q&A sessions after film screenings.

We are seeking all genres of films and screenplays that contain horror element such as sci-fi, fantasy, comedy, underground, experimental and more...as long as there are horror elements. We take pride in the variety of horror selections at our annual festival and encourage filmmakers to submit any type of film and screenplay with horror, thriller, and suspense elements and themes! If you are lucky enough to be chosen as an official selection, you definitely will want to attend! We are not like any other film festival out there! We provide our attending filmmakers with two free VIP passes, a bag of swag, a personal welcome letter with wax sealed envelope embedded with our logo, and lots of other goodies also!

Filmmakers and VIP pass holders also have access to mixers as well as discounts at various bars and restaurants during the fest. At past festivals we have held "Maverick Filmmaking" workshops by such filmmakers as Steve Balderson, lectures on H.P. Lovecraft by authors such as W. Scott Poole, and have also awarded our new annual "Horror Icon" award to Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp) in 2016 and Joe Bob Briggs in 2017, and Mark Patton (Nightmare on Elm Street 2) in 2018!
Cine Las Americas
Regular Deadeline
Jan 18, 2019
$25-35
Final Deadline
Feb 8, 2019
$50-75
Late Deadline
Feb 8, 2019
$50-75
Winners Notified:
May 5, 2019
The 22nd annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival will take place in Austin, TX, from May 1-5, 2019.

Cine Las Americas invites filmmakers, producers and distributors to participate in the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, now in its twenty-second consecutive year. The festival showcases contemporary films and videos from Latin America (North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean) and the Iberian Peninsula. Films and videos made by or about Latinxs in the U.S. or the rest of the world, as well as films and videos by or about Indigenous groups of the Americas are also invited to participate.

To be submitted for consideration, projects must have been completed after January 1, 2017. All entries are also eligible to participate in the festival’s non-competitive sections. For all works where the spoken language is not English, English subtitles and/or narration are required.

General guidelines by which the festival determines eligibility:
• Contemporary films and music videos from Latin America (North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean) and the Iberian Peninsula are eligible to participate.
• Contemporary films and music videos made by Latinxs (from any part of the world) AND/OR about Latinxs (in any part of the world) are eligible to participate.
• Contemporary films and music videos made by Indigenous groups of the Americas AND/OR about Indigenous groups of the Americas are eligible to participate.

Please note that a film or video does not have to be both made by AND about Latinxs or Indigenous groups of the Americas; either of these elements will qualify a film for submission and review. Please direct any questions related to the eligibility of your film or video to the Selection Committee at entries@cinelasamericas.org.

The festival grants the following awards:
• Jury Awards in the categories: First or Second Dramatic Feature ($500 USD); Documentary Feature ($500 USD); Dramatic Short ($250 USD); and Documentary Short ($250 USD).
• Audience Awards in the categories: Best First or Second Dramatic Feature ($500 USD), Best Documentary Feature ($500 USD), Best Hecho en Tejas Film ($250 USD), and Best Music Video ($250 USD).
• Audience Award for Best Emergencia Youth Film.
• Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) Award for best Made in Texas film ($250 USD).
• Winner(s) in the Jury Awards for First or Second Dramatic Feature will receive an InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you.

Entry fees:
• Each film submitted by the regular deadline is required to pay a non-refundable fee of US$35.
• Films submitted after the regular deadline and before the late deadline are required to pay a non-refundable late fee of US$75.
• Youth Film entries pay no fee.
• Students or NALIP members: US$25 regular deadline and US$50 late deadline. (Verification required.)
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