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Web Series Festival Global
extended
Jun 15, 2021
$70
$70
Final Deadline
Jul 30, 2021
$80
$80
Winners Notified:
Aug 14, 2021
Web Series Festival Global present an excellent opportunity for content creators involved in crafting web series, pilots, and scripts to get exposure for their work. These events offer not just the chance of screening to receptive audiences but also prestigious awards, access to seminars and, last but not least, the opportunity to network. In fact, as entrant V Carubia remarked “The biggest prize was just being accepted and considered and I’m entirely grateful for the experience.”
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Marina del Rey Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jun 15, 2021
$30-35
Winners Notified:
Jun 25, 2021
Have your film screened at the 10th annual Marina del Rey Film Festival and celebrate a decade of independent film.

The 2021 Marina del Rey Film Festival will be held June 18th - 24th 2021. We are currently scheduled to screen films at the Cinemark 18 and XD in Los Angeles as well stream them on the Shorts Daily Roku Channel.

Submissions are Open for shorts and feature narratives and documentaries, as well as screenplays. music videos, and even experimental films.
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Dark Arts Film Festival
Reign In Hell
Jun 18, 2021
$22-36
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2021
$24-38
Winners Notified:
Oct 31, 2021
The Amsterdam Dark Arts Film Festival (DAFFA) celebrates the masochistic interaction between filmmakers with dark imaginations, and suspense addicted audiences. Filmmakers, screenwriters and fans from all over the world are welcomed to our inaugural event during Halloween 2021, where a weekend of terrifying films, masterclasses, development workshops, a pitch competition and networking ends off with an awards ritual and a distinctly dark celebration. See FilmFreeway for submission fees and prizes
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Barnstorm Fest
Limited Release
Jun 18, 2021
$25
$20
Earlybird
Aug 20, 2021
$40
$35
Official
Oct 1, 2021
$55
$40
Extended
Nov 12, 2021
$70
$65
Final Deadline
Dec 4, 2021
$80
$75
Winners Notified:
Dec 31, 2021
Barnstorm is not just a screenplay competition, its goal is to help you develop your script for production. Every script receives feedback from an industry professional WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF SUBMISSION and finalists receive a one-on-one consultation with a feature film producer as well as heaps of other rewards. The GRAND JURY PRIZE winner receives $9500 in cash & prizes, including a PROOF OF CONCEPT TRAILER PRODUCED BY BARNSTORM MEDIA.

At Barnstorm, we pride ourselves on helping our finalists and participants long after the festival is complete. We continue to work with and advise our participants on how to get their script made for as long as it takes. Barnstorm's ultimate goal is the preservation of independent film through the nurturing of independent voices.

FINALIST PACKAGE
Three finalists from each category will be able to pitch their projects directly to executives from Discovery Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment Television, New Line Cinema, Warner Brothers, Echo Lake Entertainment, Relativity Television, CBS, WEtv, Authentic Entertainment, Forman Productions, Infinity Media Inc., Little Studio Films, and Leftfield Pictures, all via iPitch.

Every finalist also receives a one-on-one consultation with a producer from Barnstorm Media who can advise you on how to get your film or television show made, or, better yet, how to make it yourself.

One finalist from each category will receive an InkTip prize package. Each prize package includes an InkTip script listing and an InkTip magazine listing that will promote your script to InkTip's large network of producers and reps.

All finalists receive a prize package from Script Mailer, who will email your script to over 400 of the industry's top agents, including agents at ICM, CAA and WME.

GRAND JURY PRIZE
One script, regardless of category, will receive the Grand Jury Prize package. The package includes all prizes offered to finalists, as well as $250, a three month listing on The Blacklist and, the kicker, BARNSTORM MEDIA WILL PRODUCE A PROOF OF CONCEPT TRAILER FOR YOUR SCRIPT.
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Australia Independent Film Festival
General
Jun 20, 2021
$25
Late
Jul 10, 2021
$30
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2021
$40
Final
Jul 31, 2021
$35
Winners Notified:
Oct 2, 2021
The Australia Independent Film Festival (AIFF) is an annual IMDB qualifying Australian short film festival that was founded in February 2018 by Brisbane filmmakers Richard Lawton and Jeremy Rigby. They had a shared dream of creating a film festival built on trust, openness and communication that would showcase and celebrate the very best in independent cinema from Australia and around the world.

Known as “the festival where stars shine,” the Australia Independent Film Festival is on track to become Australia's premiere short film festival. The festival is a top 100 best reviewed FilmFreeway festival awardee and is proudly supported by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland.

"We wish this great festival all the success", Ali Mohammed Saeed director OF 2019 Oscar nominated Mosul 980 and winner of AIFF19 Best International Short Film - iRAQ.

"Thank you for a well-organized festival", Dekel berenson director of 2020 academy nominated short film ANNA and winner of aiff20 best international short film - Israel.

“Put this festival in your top 10 list to submit. You’ll be glad you did.” Jhett Tolentino - Grammy & Tony Award Winning Broadway Producer.

Whether you're a student filmmaker, a first-time filmmaker or a seasoned professional your entry will be treated with the utmost respect and professionalism it deserves. The festival encourages participation and actively promotes through social media channels, news outlets and their contact database.

The festival includes and rewards a number of categories:
Best International Film
Best Australian Film
Best Queensland Film
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Music video / Experimental Film
Best Student Film.
People's Choice.

THE CITY and THE VENUE:

Brisbane, located an hour's drive from the World famous beaches of the Gold Coast is a vibrant, art loving new world city that can be considered the Gateway to Australia. Brisbane, the capital of Queensland is rich with culture and renowned for its hospitality and safety. AIFF21 will take place at Metro Arts West Village, Brisbane City.

The Team at AIFF feel the brand new Metro Arts complex is without a doubt one of the coolest venues in Australia in one of Australia's most recognized art hubs.
15th Waterford Film Festival
Regular Deadline
Jun 20, 2021
$19
Late Deadline
Aug 7, 2021
$25
Final Deadline
Aug 29, 2021
$28
Winners Notified:
Nov 14, 2021
The Waterford Film Festival is an independent International Film Festival was established in 2007.

Several members of our team have a background in short film production and we all have a
passion to celebrateshort films from around the world bringing filmmakers together.

It has always been our goal to promote and support established, debut and
student filmmakers especially in the field of independent short films with our annual events and competitions.

The Waterford Film Festival also recognises and supports writers. Since 2008 the Festival has held
an annual screenplay competition. The Waterford Film Festival was also the first Festival
held in Ireland to hold a short script competition.

The Festival welcomes all forms of short films and filmmakers from different cultures and backgrounds.
The Waterford Film Festival presents a wide range of genres including drama, thrillers, horrors,
comedy, Sci-Fi, experimental, music and documentaries.

Our annual programme also includes films that engage with social, political and cultural issues.

Each year we produce a series of events that are creative, intriguing, fun and entertaining.

The Festival hugely encourages networking. Social meetups and events are held for the audience
to meet other filmmakers over the Festival weekend.

Filmmakers from across Ireland, UK, France, Germany, Holland, Spain, Greece and as far as Canada
and USA have attended the Festival. We always look forward to meeting and engaging with
all filmmakers and our audience.

In 2021 the Festival is expanding our competitions by adding new categories and we are launching
a brand new Photography Competition called the Principal Image Photography Competition.

The new competition is for aspiring, amateur and student photographers and videographers.

The Waterford Film Festival is the first film Festival in Ireland to hold such a competition.

The Festival strives to promote talent from all over the world and to bring a wide variety of projects
for our audience of cinema lovers to enjoy.
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Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2021
Final Deadline
Jun 21, 2021
$27
Winners Notified:
Nov 28, 2021
Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2021 Now Open For Entries- International Tours & Awards

The 10th Anniversary edition of the ESFF with more short film screenings in Edinburgh, International Film Festival showcases, trophies, cash prizes and awards!

We're also excited to be programming showcases of our best films for our 2020 partners:

Adriatic Film Festival
Budapest Short Film Festival
Firenze FilmCorti
Krakow Int. Film Festival Etiuda & Anima
Cortoglobo Film Festival
and Manipulate Theatre & Animation Festival!

Max Length 25 minutes, international films welcomed, all genres eligible.
Early Bird Deadline: Monday Feb 22nd 2021
Regular Deadline: Friday May 17th 2021
Late Deadline: Monday June 21st 2021

Open for entries online

https://www.edinburghshortfilmfestival.com/call-for-entries-filmmakers/
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The Her Vision Film Film Festival
Final
Jun 24, 2021
$65
$45
Final Deadline
Jun 26, 2021
Winners Notified:
Jun 30, 2021
To support, empower, and celebrate female and female identifying directors, screenwriters and actors. We also delight in collaborations between men and women with the common goal of making a powerful film. Your project also qualifies if you are a male identifying director, but your story is about a struggle that relates to women's issues or shows women in a positive light.
We are about making gender in filmmaking a non issue. Of course LGBTQ community members are welcome!





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24th Annual FirstGlance Philadelphia Film Fest
Late Deadline
Jun 24, 2021
$45-70
Final Deadline
Jul 14, 2021
$60-85
Extended Late
Jul 14, 2021
$60-85
Winners Notified:
Oct 17, 2021
Open to filmmakers from across the country and the world, the 24th Annual FirstGlance Philadelphia Film Festival screens professional, first time, student, local, national and international filmmakers, celebrating the best in indie film making.

FirstGlance is Philadelphia's Independent Film Festival since 1996!

Over 20 nominating categories chosen by a committee of professional filmmakers, the fest director and FirstGlance Alumni, plus Audience Choice Awards!
Vindhya International Film Festival Madhya Pradesh
Early Bird
Jun 30, 2021
$40
$10
Regular
Aug 31, 2021
$50
$15
Late
Sep 21, 2021
$60
$20
Final Deadline
Oct 21, 2021
$70
$22
Extended
Oct 21, 2021
$70
$22
Winners Notified:
Dec 29, 2021
VIFFMP is a meeting place for filmmakers and people who are interested in the world in its variety, different approaches to life, film as an art form, a medium, and a tool of social expression.

Established in 2019, Year of Running- 3rd
February 1, 2021 -Opening Date
June 30, 2021 - Earlybird Deadline
August 31, 2021- Regular Deadline
September 21, 2021- Late Deadline
October 21, 2021-Extended Deadline
October 31, 2021-Notification Date
December 25 – 29, 2021-Event Date

Categories
. Feature Films and Documentary- International / National / Madhya Pradesh Special
· Short Films and Documentary- International / National / Madhya Pradesh Special
· Music Video
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RIFF
early bird
Jun 30, 2021
$25
$10
Final Deadline
Jul 30, 2021
$35
$10
late
Jul 30, 2021
$35
$10
Winners Notified:
Dec 2, 2021
Since its first edition in 2000, RIFF has become an event that is
followed with more and more interest by the public in Rome and a reference for worldwide filmmakers. In these years, the Riff has received
works coming from the 5 continents, ending up being an attentive witness
representative of the directions and passions of the independent
film industry. An international vocation that has found expression in
the right choice during the film selection.
RIFF proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway the world’s #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests.
Cosmic Film Festival
Quarter 2 Deadline
Jun 30, 2021
$30.00
$25.00
Quarter 3 Deadline
Sep 30, 2021
$30.00
$25.00
Final Deadline
Dec 31, 2021
$30.00
$25.00
Quarter 4 Deadline
Dec 31, 2021
$30.00
$25.00
Winners Notified:
Jul 15, 2021
Celebrating Filmmakers from Around the World.

In 2021, we will be doing things a little differently. CFF will be hosting an online quarterly film festival with virtual streaming of winning selections. We are excited to be able to continue this festival while keeping participants and viewers safe! Submissions open on April 15th. Films created after 2018 will be accepted into the festival.

Winning films will be streamed on-demand via CosmicFilmFest.com for two weeks and be automatically entered into our annual Cosmic Film Festival event that will take place starting tentatively in Spring 2022, either virtually or live depending on the safety for our guests. This annual event will showcase the quarterly winning films in addition to selecting an overall winner from those films.

Cosmic Film Festival was founded by Ranelle Golden in 2016. Her vision was to bring passionate filmmakers of all backgrounds together with audiences eager to experience film beyond mainstream movies.
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Oil Valley Film Festival
Regular Deadline
Jul 1, 2021
$25
$20
Late Deadline
Aug 15, 2021
$35
$30
Final Deadline
Aug 22, 2021
$35
$30
Winners Notified:
Sep 19, 2021
Since 2016, the Oil Valley Film Festival's mission is to bring the voices and films of new and established filmmakers to the heart of Venango County, an area underrepresented in the world of film. Located in Oil City, Pennsylvania, and nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, attending the Oil Valley Film Festival will grant you the experience of watching engaging cinema within an intimate community with a rich history.

All selected films will compete for various prizes and/or accolades. You can read more about the festival here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_Valley_Film_Festival.
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City of Edinburg - Library
Regular Deadline
Jul 2, 2021
$25
$20
Late Deadline
Jul 23, 2021
$35
$30
Final Deadline
Aug 15, 2021
$45
$34
Winners Notified:
Jan 22, 2022
The City of Edinburg, in an effort to promote the visual arts and the growing Film industry in the Rio Grande Valley, has developed an annual selective film festival, the South Texas International Film Festival.

The STXIFF is an annual event that strives to showcase the work of visionary filmmakers from all over the world. Based in Edinburg, Texas, STXIFF showcases State, National, and International films that have a unique voice and style.
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Raindance Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jul 5, 2021
$70
$35
Late Deadline
Jul 5, 2021
$70
$35
Winners Notified:
Sep 1, 2021
Raindance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the UK, currently rated top 10 international film festival for filmmakers to consider, according to studiobinder. It is based in the heart of London’s buzzing West End film district.

Raindance Film Festival is officially recognised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences USA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the British Independent Film Awards. Selected shorts will qualify for Oscar® and BAFTA considerations.
Festival Sections:

- World-renowned programme of the best UK and international independent films
- Masterclasses with special guests
- Raindance Industry Forum – talks and panels
- Raindance Virtual and Augmented Reality Strand
- Networking events

Each year, Raindance attracts dozens of thousands of visitors including hundreds of industry professionals into London. The 29th Raindance will take place between October 27th and November 6th in central London.

More:

Amongst others, Raindance has hosted the UK premieres of What's Eating Gilbert Grape, The Blair Witch Project, Dead Man’s Shoes, Memento, Humpday, Love Exposure, Ghost World, Capturing the Friedmans, Down Terrace, I Origins and Old Boy. Our programming receives plaudits from press and public alike.

Over the years, the festival has hosted such guests and filmmakers as Christopher Nolan, Terry Gilliam, Shane Meadows, Ken Loach, Marky Ramone, Iggy Pop, Anton Corbijn, Quentin Tarantino, Faye Dunaway and Lou Reed. Over the last few years our international Jury has included Sean Bean, Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Martin Freeman, Gareth Edwards, Ewen Bremner, Jason Flemyng, Andrew Scott, Tom Waits, Vicky McClure and Sheridan Smith among top UK industry guest jurors.

Raindance members get a discount on their first submission each year. If you are a member email festival@raindance.co.uk to receive your unique waiver code relevant to the membership you have purchased. Please include your membership number and expiry date. To join Raindance please go to: https://www.raindance.org/membership/
X World Short Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jul 5, 2021
$22-40
Winners Notified:
Aug 1, 2021
"X World Short Film Festival" is an IMDb-qualifying Festival for Independent Filmmakers and Writers, that dare to eXpress their fantasy, creativity and peculiar ideas through Short Films and Scripts.
If you think that it will make the audience feel amazed-excited-thrilled-amused-moved, then this Festival is for you!

“X World” is about fascinating stories, inspiring messages, fun intrigues, new themes, unusual points of view, mysteries! As long as in tune with “good vibes” frequencies…
Our purpose is to find, showcase, promote, honor and recognize such kind of interesting works, made with Love and passion for the art of eXpression, no matter the budget or technical resources.
The Festival has been created by an Independent Filmmaker that knows, understands, Loves the world of Independent Filmmaking and knows how it feels like to have one's own work showcased and appreciated!
Every submitted Project is watched or read by the Judges with maximum attention and dedication, more than once, to fully evaluate every aspect of the Film or Script and the Artists involved.

The Festival, in its third year, is part of the great and famous MEGAFEST, 17 years historical point of reference for Directors, Actors, Producers, Distributors. A big Event that includes multiple Festivals, with multi-theatres screenings in a beautiful place, inspiring seminars, exciting parties and interesting opportunities to start new cooperation and friendships.
The Live Festival will take place from July 26 to August 1, 2021, at the Galaxy Theatre in Las Vegas.

You can find more information on the Website:
www.welcometoxworld.com
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Cine Gear Expo Film Series Competition
Final Deadline
Jul 12, 2021
$75
Winners Notified:
Sep 24, 2021
Since 1996, Cine Gear Expo has served film and video industry professionals by providing them the opportunity to see the newest, cutting-edge equipment; to learn about new production services; and, network with peers all within a professional and comfortable studio environment. Cine Gear Expo is an acclaimed and well attended occasion attracting over 16,000 professionals from more than 60 countries each year in Hollywood, California.

As we prepare for our 2021 event, we welcome filmmakers to submit their projects to our Film Series. Categories include Commercials/Music Videos, Independent Short Films, and Student Films.

This Film Series Competition is a great way to gain recognition and take home amazing prizes. For the chance to showcase your work to an audience of industry professionals, submit your film today.
2021 KuanDu International Animation Festival
Final Deadline
Jul 15, 2021
Winners Notified:
Nov 30, -0001
The KuanDu International Animation Festival (KDIAF), founded in 2011 by the Department of Animation, Taipei National University of the Arts, is an annual event in Taipei. They look to provide a platform for animators and filmmakers worldwide to connect, promote their works and inspire fresh blood into the animation industry.

Any audiovisual animated films of all genres and style, completed after January 1st 2020, with a running time of fewer than 30 minutes, including titles and credits, may enter.

Please visit the KDIAF FilmFreeway page for submission details and the KDIAF Home Page or Facebook for festival updates.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KuanduInternationalAnimationFestival
Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition 2021
Regular Deadline
Jul 24, 2021
$50
$35
Final Deadline
Oct 15, 2021
$60
$45
Final Deadline
Oct 15, 2021
$60
$40
Extended Final Deadline
Oct 24, 2021
$60
$45
Winners Notified:
Nov 23, 2021
Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition was founded to encourage and support independent low and big budget, filmmakers, who work in the horror, suspense, science fiction, drama,action, adventure, and art house genres.

INTRODUCING THE MARY PICKFORD AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE FILM ARTS
This Award is to Highlight Women in The Film Arts. We call it "The Zed Fest Mary Pickford Award" In honor the Great Mary Pickford Silent Film Pioneer.

"WE HOPE TO DISCOVER THE CULT MOVIES OF THE FUTURE."

Zed Fest Film Festival 2021 Prizes:
Over $5000 in Cash & Prizes will be Divided among winners

ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL GENRES:
Horror
Suspense
Science Fiction
Supernatural
Arthouse
Action/Adventure
Fantasy
Documentary
Music Videos
Super 8
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Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival
NDE
Jul 24, 2021
$65
$65
Extended
Aug 14, 2021
$69
$69
Final Deadline
Sep 25, 2021
$89
$89
Winners Notified:
Oct 23, 2021
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.

Industry contacts who will receive winning projects include:
ZERO GRAVITY
BLOOD LIST / BRILLSTEIN
THINK TANK
TXL FILMS
... and more.

Top award winners will also receive 4 months of free listings on InkTip!
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Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Regular
Jul 31, 2021
$42
$25
$25-40
Late
Aug 31, 2021
$45
$30
$30-45
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2021
$50
$35
$35-50
Winners Notified:
Nov 10, 2021
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes highligts a selection of best films from around the world, November 27th-30th 2021.
The festival aims to promote independent filmmakers and innovative work that take risks and move the frontiers from the boring and most of the times empty conventional to the artistic initiating strong emotions and out of the box exceptional. It equally aims to give the opportunity to independent filmmakers to showcase their work free of commercial constraints.
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Under The Stars International Film Festival
Hanks
Jul 31, 2021
$18
$10
Connery
Sep 30, 2021
$18
$10
Final Deadline
Nov 30, 2021
$18
$10
Winners Notified:
Jan 19, 2022
Under The Stars International Film Festival is an international event. We accept local, national and international films. Film industry specialists watch films and videos and give notes and scores. Once a year we screen selected work at the live event.
Each 2 months, the submitted short movie and feature are privately screened and judged by a team of experts. The short movies (bi-monthly) winners are automatically qualified to compete and be screened at annual event.
The winners, for each category, will be rewarded.
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Miami Short Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2021
$90
Winners Notified:
Nov 14, 2021
Every year, the MIAMI short FILM FESTIVAL represents the best short form films from around the globe, showcasing up-and-coming directors, producers, and actors. Based in Miami, Florida the festival features short films of 20-minutes or less, and nurtures a growing movement to exhibit and expand the art form of short film making by providing a venue to build community around the arts.

Our Philosophy: Short films, past and present, are true works of art, and deserve a venue dedicated to their exhibition. Our mission is to support the next generation of filmmakers by providing a platform for them to present quality films, and to recognize and honor them through our various showcases.

We award films in 6-8 different categories, depending on that year's submissions. Award categories may include:

Best Narrative
Best Musical / Comedy
Best Music Video
Best Experimental Short
Best Documentary
Best Animated Short
Best Short Short
SF3 - SmartFone Flick Fest
Final Deadline
Aug 1, 2021
$45.00
$20.00
$15-40
Regular Deadline
Aug 1, 2021
$45.00
$20.00
$15-40
Winners Notified:
Oct 9, 2021
SmartFone Flick Fest is Australia’s international smartphone film festival for filmmakers of all ages.
We are a world-wide festival open to anyone with a smartphone or tablet and a great idea for a short film.
SF3 provides a platform for budding, emerging and professional filmmakers to bring their ideas to life and have their films seen by a global audience, without the need for lots of fancy equipment or a big budget.
That great story you have always thought would make a great film? Here is your chance!
Just about everyone now has access to a smartphone or a tablet so start filming. It's that easy. The democratisation of filmmaking is here!

We do have a range of entry fees from student fees to early birds and regular so please check out the structure on Film Freeway.
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Peachtree Village International Film Festival
Regular Deadline
Aug 3, 2021
$45.00
$35.00
Final Deadline
Aug 27, 2021
$50.00
$45.00
Winners Notified:
Sep 7, 2021
PVIFF is hosted by Gipp. Museums, Inc. PVIFF attracts 3,000+ people each year from around the world. PVIFF was created in 2006 under the previous name (Sweet Auburn International Film Festival) and have served as the launching pad for many successful filmmakers and other artists alike in the film & entertainment industry. This dynamic international film festival showcases feature length films, shorts, music videos, documentaries, and screenplays from around the globe. PVIFF also feature celebrity attractions, innovative workshops, panels, parties, and much more. PVIFF is one of the most celebrated film events through dynamic programming and a dedication to helping filmmakers excel in their careers. PVIFF's brand is entrenched in the old saying "It Takes A Village."
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Cinequest Film & VR Festival
Early Bird
Aug 13, 2021
$35-55
Regular
Oct 15, 2021
$45-65
Late
Nov 12, 2021
$50-70
Final Deadline
Nov 19, 2021
$60-80
Winners Notified:
Mar 13, 2022
Cinequest was voted Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers. Cinequest programs 85-90% of its festival from paid submissions annually, one of the highest percentages of the world's most influential film festivals.

"I think the most important thing about Cinequest is it's definitely the first time I've ever come to a festival where my immediate reaction is, 'What do I have to do to be invited back?' and that's not normally my reaction. It's a perfect film festival in a glorious place." - Neil Gaiman, Maverick Spirit Award Winner

Cinequest Film & VR Festival (CQFF) will occur both Live in San Jose / Silicon Valley and Globally via its proprietary Virtual platform. Cinequest has been a leader in building community, audiences, and opportunity for film and filmed media via groundbreaking tech and paradigms for decades and will continue the golden combination of live and online post pandemic.

Organizationally set in the home of the world’s most influential media technology companies (Apple, Cisco, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, LinkedIn, Occulus etc.) CQFF showcases premier films, renowned and emerging artists, and breakthrough technology—empowering global connectivity between creators, innovators and audiences. CQFF has led the world in its showcase and implementation of the technologies that have revolutionized film making, exhibition and distribution. CQFF’s blend of the artist and innovator gains focus through its Maverick Awards. Its Maverick Spirit Awards recognizes artists (Harrison Ford, Nicolas Cage, Elle Fanning, J.J. Abrams, Tatiana Maslany, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bill Nighy, Sir Ben Kingsley, Rosario Dawson, Spike Lee, James Franco, Neil Gaiman, and Sir Ian McKellen are among the guest recipients). Its Maverick Innovator Award recognizes technologists (including Martin Cooper, father of the cell phone, and Steve Wozniak, Co-founder of Apple Inc.). A Maverick stands apart from the crowd willing to create and innovate from a place of personal yet global vision.

Cinequest connects artists, innovators, media, and audiences—as people converge to experience a potent mix of immersive stories from around the globe and breakthrough technologies. Yet, Cinequest’s stellar reputation not only hinges on its knack for creating a powerful line-up, but also for securing distribution for many of its honored filmmakers. Netflix, IFC Films, Amazon, MSNBC Films, Oscilloscope, Sony Pictures, Magnolia Pictures, Kino-Lorber, eOne, Lionsgate, PBS, and HBO are just a few of the many that have signed deals with some of Cinequest's success stories.

Also, as an Academy-qualifying festival for the short film categories, Cinequest is proud to honor the winners of its Best Short Narrative and Best Short Animation prizes with a shot at every filmmaker's dream...Oscar gold.

"This festival is one that sets the trends and is actually ahead of the trends. Other festivals are copying Cinequest; I see it all the time."-- Chris Gore (Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide)

Exhibiting unique social and artistic visions from around the globe, Cinequest’s dynamic festival engages audiences in thought-provoking dialogue, giving film artists and film lovers alike an opportunity to connect. Furthermore, Cinequest provides cutting-edge technology and movie-making forums to empower professionals and students.

“What unites them all under the festival’s big tent is clear: Being a part of Cinequest is not to follow industry trends, but to witness the moment they’re being set.”-- MovieMaker (Max Weinstein)
Hamilton Film Festival and Film Market
Final Deadline
Aug 16, 2021
$45
$25
Regular
Aug 16, 2021
$45
$25
Winners Notified:
Sep 30, 2021
Now we can drive!
16 years at the Hamilton Film Festival, and never a dull one. We managed to pull off a wonderful, hybrid, festival in 2020 that included limited-seating theatrical, the Drive-In, broadcast, and online screening and panel discussions. We know we are able to successfully pivot if needed, and can’t wait to see what YOU bring to our Sweet 16 party this November!

COMING OF AGE: Sweet 16
The theme of the festival this year is COMING OF AGE, with the tagline “Now We Can Drive.” This will be a strong theme throughout the festival, from our Sweet 16 kick off, to our closing films. We'll even be asking the selected filmmakers to dig up a photo of themselves at age 16 for a fun photo montage! Let have some fun this year. You deserve it!

You are welcome to submit movies and scripts that are outside of this theme as we always host programs of comedy, drama, genre, and documentaries. We accept short, mid-length, feature, episodic / series, and screenplays.

NO MORE LATE FEES!
ONE TIER, ALL YEAR, is GOLD!
We know that 2020 was a tough one. This year, we are eliminating ALL deadline price levels and are going with a single, regular deadline, all year.
GOLD members on FilmFreeway will be able to take advantage of our additional Gold Member discounts. Following us on social media is beneficial as throughout the year we post limited time / quantity discount codes that will offer a 16% discount off submission fees.

The 16th Annual Hamilton Film Festival continues to be one of Canada’s most important film festivals for Canadian and International films. Hosted in a city with a booming art scene, it has become a go-to destination to live and work for several people in the film and television industry with year-round opportunities to network, engage, pitch and participate. Distributors, festivals and industry professionals actively look to the Hamilton Film Festival for content, connections and top-notch engagement.

HFF Guests have included Academy Award® winner Colin Chilvers, Daniel Baldwin, DB Sweeney (Fire In The Sky) Michael Pare (Eddie and the Cruisers), Tony Rosato (SCTV), Marc Blucas (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Catherine Dyer (Stranger Things) Robert Miano (Donny Brasco), Alex Elena (Drummer for Bruce Dickinson) Jason MacDonald (Vampire Diaries) Frank D’Angelo (Red Maple Leaf), Fred Fuchs (Godfather III Executive Producer, Milton's Secret) Art Hindle (Black Christmas), Doug McGrath (Goin’ Down the Road), Lynne Griffin (Curtains), Julian Richings (Superman: Man of Steel), TJ McGibbon (The Umbrella Academy), Craig Davidson (Author / Rust and Bone) Kirsten Bodenstedt (COO and Co-Owner of Peregrine Labs) Academy Award® winner Colin Doncaster, Bob Munro (The Expanse), Sean Sullivan (Wayne’s World, Back to the Future III) Lisa Langlois (Class of 1984), Matthew Willson (Exec. Producer) and many, many more! Filmmakers and producers have attended from England, Italy, Germany, Austria, France, Cyprus, Australia, the USA, and all across Canada.

We have 15 prize categories, including Jury, Feature, Short, Doc, Actor, Actress, Editing, Cinematography, Sound, Screenplay (x2), Music, Student, Truly Independent local award, and the legendary Sparquie the Squirrel award!

INCLUSION
The festival is as diverse as our alumni, who come from over 50 countries around the world. Filmmakers globally are looking to the Hamilton Film Festival as an accessible event with multiple chances to screen, network, win awards and gain post-festival promotion as our Alumni is our family and your movie never has a shelf life with us! You’d be surprised how much we remember about you and your film even from our earliest screenings!
We have screened many films from BIPOC and LGBTQ filmmakers, with spotlights on films from these communities, as well as integrating them into our themed programming.

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HAMILTON LADIES OF FILM & TELEVISION (L.O.F.T.)
The Hamilton Ladies of Film & Television (L.O.F.T.) is excited to partner with the Hamilton Film Festival for their 2021 season as they support our mandate to achieve gender parity within our city and the Canadian film industry.

The Hamilton Ladies of Film & Television (L.O.F.T) is a Hamilton based collective founded and co-created by local artists Laura Ellis, Alysha Main, and Cher Obediah. The Hamilton L.O.F.T seeks to bring together womxn* working in all disciplines of filmmaking.

To create/support content that is predominantly female-driven with a focus on overcoming issues/barriers within the film industry affecting womxn and underrepresented minorities

Assist in building the skills and confidence of womxn by working in cross-disciplinary and supportive teams while providing affordable training opportunities with mentors in the film community

Demonstrate that a local all-female identified production team is achievable

Showcase the achievements of womxn in Hamilton’s film industry

Partner with local organizations to provide mutual support and opportunities for womxn by sha
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8thFirenze filmCorti Festival
Final Deadline
Sep 1, 2021
$25
Winners Notified:
Oct 30, 2021
The 8th Firenze Filmcorti Festival will take place in the following venues in Florence: Murate Art District (MAD), Piazza de Le Murate, Limonaia di Villa Strozzi and Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze – all in Florence.
The Festival is scheduled, for all the categories, from the 27th to the 30th of October 2021.
For the award Youth Giovani (Student category award): 18th and 19th of November 2021.
Call for entries is now open.
Deadline for entries: 31st of August 2021.
Deadline for entries for Spazio Giovani (Student category) only: 10th of October 2021.
The authors of the shortlisted films – as part of the ‘Official selection’ days – will be notified before the 10th of September 2021.
All the shortlisted authors will be notified via email, or with a post on our blog, on our official social media channels, on our website www.firenzefilmcortifestival.com.
Travel and accommodation expenses, and living costs, are not covered and will not be refunded.
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New Media Film Festival
early
Sep 3, 2021
$60
$60
pre
Nov 3, 2021
regular
Jan 3, 2022
Final Deadline
Apr 3, 2022
Winners Notified:
Apr 9, 2022
CALL FOR ENTRIES
13th Annual www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com
Honoring Stories Worth Telling
June 1-2 2022 at The Landmark
10850 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90064


Content creators who submit, whether officially selected or not, have opportunities outside of the normal festival process. Everything from distribution, connections to other festivals, conferences, press opportunities and more.

Thinking about submitting? Here is what you should know!

• Emmys ® Consultant for one entry (we can broadcast)
• 25 Categories
• In competition for Grand Prize - $45,000 in Awards
• In competition for Best of Category & Audience Awards
• Judges from HBO, Marvel, Grammys, ATAS (Emmys) and more.
• Have opportunities outside of festival
• Top 3 Scripts get $1000.00 in Writing Industry Perks
• We are a UFFO code of practices Member
• Submit- Online, Public, Novice & Expert Content
• No cut-off date to when your project was completed.
• We accept projects whether or not you have distribution.
• We also have no festival exclusivity clauses - and you have FULL CREATIVE RIGHTS for your content.
• Your project is not only limited to one category. Make sure to check out all our categories and submit to the ones that fit your content. You must pay a new submission fee per each category.
• We accept content that has already been published online or made public
• We accept all formats.

In a world where technology is ever-evolving, it is a story that will satiate the soul of humans.
Not just any story, but stories worth telling.

The New Media Film Festival team works hard to produce a cutting-edge, fair, upscale festival devoted to upcoming and seasoned content creators that highlights and honors stories worth telling globally. www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com

If accepted into festival:
• Receive All Access Pass to festival
• Be part of the Q & A in your screening session (scripts included).
• Walk the Red Carpet for Press Interviews
• Be part of the VIP Soiree, honoring the nominees.
• Press in our monthly newsletter to 80,000.
• Be in competition for $45,000 in Awards – judges from Marvel, HBO, Emmys & more.

Join us:
• 1st Major Festival celebrating innovation, story, mediums & platforms
• Screenings with Q & A’s
• VIP Soiree-Red Carpet Press Junket
• Networking Lounge w/ actor headshot drop off
• Producer Panel & Pitching
• New Media Marketing Table (place one-take one)
• VR, International Art Exhibit, Musical Opener



CATEGORIES

Put your innovative work forward and join the unique community of content creators at New Media Film Festival® - submit today! www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com

What attendees are saying:
“A very unique curation of films, new media and scripts. And a very entertaining event. The hosts and show staff went out of their way to make sure this was a memorable and special event.” – Jim Wilmer
“New Media Film Festival is one of the best and best run in LA. With so many different platforms falling under "new media" it's refreshing to see a festival that understands that Content is King! And the Opening night VIP reception was a terrific networking opportunity that we took full advantage of.” - Steven Wishnoff







“Worth The Entry Fee”
- Movie Maker Magazine




“Makes The Cutting Edge Accessible”
– Huffington Post




“I thank NewMediaFF for what they’ve done for young filmmakers”
-Roger Corman




”The role of this fest is bringing the Best in New Media to the World”
-Festival World




“Stories that exemplify the power of the cinematic arts to inspire and transform” - Hero Complex




SUBMIT TODAY http://www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com/submit.php
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Changing Face International Film Festival
Final Deadline
Oct 22, 2021
$25
$15
Winners Notified:
Nov 28, 2021
We are excited to invite you to take part in our 5th season! We are looking for thought-provoking, challenging, and engaging films, web series, and screenplays that are part of the changing face of film.

Short film, music video, trailer, and screenplay rounds run monthly from January - October.
Feature film rounds are bi-annual. Deadlines are in May and October.
Winners of these rounds make up the nominations for our Annual Festival in November 2021.
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Digital Griffix Film Festival
Final Deadline
Dec 1, 2021
$25
$25
Winners Notified:
Dec 25, 2021
Digital Griffix film festival is an international online and onsite 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 for a week or more, starting on February 1st 2021. There will be a new deadline set every month.

At the end of the year, on December 25th 2021 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
Ravenheart International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Sep 11, 2021
EarlyRaven Deadline
Dec 1, 2021
$15
$10
Regular Deadline
Feb 2, 2022
$22
$15
Winners Notified:
Aug 28, 2021
Ravenheart International Film Festival will be held at the renowned Cinemateket at Filmens Hus in Oslo, Norway. Here at RIFF, we aim to connect all filmmakers, domestic and foreign through the universal language of film. Celebrating all styles of cinema but particularly spotlighting genre films. RIFF is an event where all filmmakers, fans of the art of film, and all creatives can come together to share their experiences and love for cinema.

At Ravenheart, submissions are open to all types of genre films. We are looking to showcase the best in horror, sci-fi/fantasy, thrillers/suspense, etc. Guest speakers, Q&As, booths, and great networking opportunities will all be held at the event. We also invite local aspiring filmmakers/students to inspire one another into becoming better filmmakers.

So, if you love high-quality genre films and to be submerged into a cinematic experience then you can't miss this festival!

Thank you for your interest in our 3rd ANNUAL live event taking place on August 26th-29th in Oslo, Norway, 2021.
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The Independent Cinema Showcase
Final Deadline
Dec 15, 2021
$10-30
Winners Notified:
Feb 1, 2022
The Independent Cinema Showcase (Founder Kalliste Zoe Productions 2017) is a fundraising event at Regal LA Live to support and promote independent filmmakers from around the world who have the perseverance and courage to create, collaborate and invest in their own dreams. The screening features an array of short independent content including TV pilots, parodies, dark comedies, suspense thrillers, animation and more. There will be three winners at each showcase; includes a personalized trophy. 
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ECU - THE EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Final Deadline
Mar 6, 2022
$65
$45
Winners Notified:
Apr 10, 2022
ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is Europe's premier event for independent film.
Since 2006, ÉCU has been forging the path for the most daring, creative and pioneering independent filmmakers.
The 17th annual edition of ÉCU will take place April 8th to 10th 2022 in Paris, France. ÉCU accepts Indie films, documentaries, shorts, music videos, futures.
In addition, we are supported by wonderfull sponsors : camera or sound-equipements, acting shools, books and much more!
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