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Las Vegas International Film and Screenplay Competition
Final Deadline
Jun 25, 2019
$75
$50
Winners Notified:
Aug 3, 2019
The Las Vegas International Film and Screenwriting Competition mission is to celebrate the independent motion picture and literary arts by providing a platform for filmmakers and writers to have their work awarded and recognized. The Las Vegas International Film and Screenwriting Competition offer more than just a handful of award possibilities. We pride ourselves in providing a wide variety of award opportunities between our various screenwriting and film categories.
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Grimmfest
Regular
Jun 28, 2019
$65
$25
Final Deadline
Jul 29, 2019
$82
$35
Late
Jul 29, 2019
$82
$35
Early Bird
Apr 22, 2020
$60
$20
Winners Notified:
Oct 7, 2019
Recently voted one of the top 30 genre film festivals in the world by Movie Maker magazine. Grimmfest (first weekend in Oct, Manchester UK) is a truly independent genre film festival, committed and dedicated to sharing great movies from both new and established filmmakers from the world of genre cinema. We pride ourselves on premiering the very best in new horror, cult, extreme fantasy and sci-fi movies. 2019 is our eleventh year. We have over £120K worth of prizes for award winning movies and our sponsors include The Horror Channel, Fangoria, Rue Morgue, Shudder, Dread Central, Final Draft and more.
Satisfied Eye International Film Festival
Late
Jun 29, 2019
$40
$26
Final Deadline
Jul 27, 2019
$45
$30
Winners Notified:
Sep 1, 2019
"The festival was a revelation. The scope and quality of films, workshops and networking opportunities were truly splendid. It's busy, it's exciting, it's thrilling. Organised to a fine detail, the SEIFF is a filmmaker's dream. One of the best in the UK." Dave Gilbank, Polterheist

MISSION

SEIFF is a true celebration of independent film which brings together filmmakers, writers, film shakers and the movie-going public in a warm, convivial environment.

With a focus on increasing opportunity for independent filmmakers and writers, SEIFF looks to promote and exhibit exceptional work by creatives from around the globe and help them make valuable connections - while increasing the audience for their work. SEIFF is more than just a film festival, it's an unforgettable experience for all involved, making SEIFF an essential industry event.

A multi-award-winning jury panel including BAFTA/Oscar/Emmy winners, agents and producers, all official selections and shortlisted screenplays meet at our invite only networking event and will receive a full festival pass.

NEW FOR THIS YEAR

SEIFF in 2019 now accepts web series and also this year will present an award for best Canadian film. All official selections in all categories will be reviewed on imdb and get an invite to our private festival networking event with industry alumni and judging panel.

THE INDUSTRY

SEIFF presents a diverse programme of only the highest quality independent feature films, animation, documentaries, short films and web series from all around the world.

SEIFF looks to make important discoveries of upcoming directors, actors, writers and all those involved in the filmmaking process, ensuring it’s a renowned and valued platform for both undiscovered talent and respected industry peers alike.

Our key objective is for SEIFF to be seen as a mark of quality and a SEIFF award to be a stamp of recognition and true validation.

With a large number of exceptional films being made that struggle to gain attention but deserve to be seen by critics, agents, peers and film lovers, SEIFF aims to bring to the festival the most superlative and creative films. SEIFF prioritises making the festival an attractive destination for agents, critics, investors and other career-makers.

The festival includes networking, Q&As, screenings, social events and special guests.

Our closing annual awards ceremony at the world famous Queen's Stand, Epsom Racecourse, gives recognition to the best talent in front of and behind the camera with a gala ceremony open to filmmakers and the public.
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San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
Reguarly Deadline
Jun 30, 2019
$90
$50
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2019
$110
$70
Extend Deadline
Jul 31, 2019
$110
$70
Winners Notified:
Aug 25, 2019
The San Diego International Kid's Film Festival promotes the idea of entertainment with education. Films are made by youth and adult of worldwide. The Festival have film screenings, industry panels; film market; Opening Gala, Red Carpet, Award Ceremony, International film maker reception. Also, cultural fashion competition as cross-cultural exchange event.
F3: Frankly Film Fest
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.
Moondance International Film Festival
REGULAR
Jun 30, 2019
$50
$50
EXTENDED
Jul 15, 2019
$75
$75
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2019
$100
$100
FINAL
Aug 15, 2019
$100
$100
Winners Notified:
Aug 15, 2019
Moondance, established in 1999, is known as the unique "Film Festival Without Borders", and features the very best of indie films, music & writing by talented artists from around the world. Plan now to participate in this unique competition and film festival, based in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, USA!

The secret to our international success and longevity can be directly attributed to upholding our founding principles, integrity, goals, values and vital mission. We strive to inspire talented filmmakers, writers, composers and audiences, locally and globally.

The Moondance International Film Festival has distinguished itself around the world as much more than an annual film festival! The Moondance is a unique community, a supportive, productive, and creative year-round collaboration between independent filmmakers and movie audiences, between writers, music composers and the world of top-quality filmed entertainment.

CONTACT: moondancefestival@gmail.com

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Our very popular news-blog has festival event info, announcements, entertainment industry news, insider articles, recommendations, things to consider & more! www.moondancefilmfestival.com/blog
Oniros Film Awards
Final Deadline
Jun 30, 2019
Winners Notified:
Aug 24, 2019
The Oniros Film Awards is a monthly and annual IMDb qualifying competition based in Aosta, Italy, which celebrates films from all around the world with awards in different categories and genres. The OFA allows filmmakers to submit their projects to get it judged by award winning industry professionals specialized in various fields and compete with other talented filmmakers.
Our mission is to discover quality and ambitious films, to promote filmmakers’ works and to help them realize their dreams. The Oniros Film Awards is all about Dreams (ὄνειρος = oneiros, Dream in Greek language), ours and yours. The Oniros Film Awards is conceived by Dreamers for Dreamers. Dream Big, always!
Epic ACG Fest
early bird
Jun 30, 2019
$60
$30
regular
Aug 31, 2019
$80
$40
Final Deadline
Oct 4, 2019
$100
$60
extended
Oct 4, 2019
$100
$60
Winners Notified:
Oct 27, 2019
Epic ACG fest is a unique event showcase animation, comics and games. Though screening, exhibition and competition, bring together the creative elements, the artists and the general public from worldwide.
During the festival, EACG is also hosting the Live Demonstrations, Networking Receptions, Master Workshops, Panel Discussions, Business Symposiums, Recruiting and the Professional Exhibits offered throughout the event as well as the One-On-One Personal Consultations with creative professionals from top studios and educational institutions both local and international. The Award ceremony is a red carpet event that provides recognitions and great memories.
Columbus Black International Film Festival
Late
Jun 30, 2019
$35
$35
Final Deadline
Jul 20, 2019
$45
$45
Extended
Jul 20, 2019
$45
$45
Winners Notified:
Jul 22, 2019
The primary objective of the Columbus Black International Film Festival is to showcase Black filmmakers locally, nationally and internationally, while highlighting a spectrum of stories told by people of the African diaspora.

This festival will also provide an advantage for filmmakers and the community to learn about the film industry through educational workshops and panel discussions, a safe space to showcase film and an opportunity to network with the filmmakers in the city.

Columbus is the heart of America and home to some of the most creative Black filmmakers in the country. This festival that will showcase new and emerging talent as well as talent that has represented our city for years.
Oil Valley Film Festival
Regular Deadline
Jul 7, 2019
$30
$20
Final Deadline
Aug 1, 2019
$40
$30
Late Deadline
Aug 1, 2019
$40
$30
Winners Notified:
Sep 8, 2019
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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Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival
REGULAR
Jul 8, 2019
$50
$40
LATE
Jul 29, 2019
$60
$45
Final Deadline
Aug 19, 2019
$50
EXTENDED
Aug 19, 2019
$65
$50
Winners Notified:
Oct 13, 2019
SLEEPY HOLLOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (SHIFF), a celebration of outstanding genre cinema in the very cradle of the American Supernatural is taking place in Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, NY, on October 10-13, 2019, and is now accepting film and script submissions! Be a part of this wondrous exploration of creative cinema, right in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley region, during its legendary Halloween season!

This special place, this remarkable hollow of the indescribable, bewitched not only Washington Irving, the author of the legendary short story, but also artists of every creative pursuit for the next two centuries—including masters of the cinematic arts.

SHIFF celebrates this legacy of artistic inspiration and achievement. In addition to the bicentennial of his story—and an uncanny happenstance worthy of Irving himself—2019 is also the 70th anniversary of the beloved 1949 Walt Disney animated classic The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and the 20th anniversary of Tim Burton's acclaimed 2009 feature film, Sleepy Hollow. The festival will commemorate both of these big-screen landmarks with one-of-a-kind event showings.

But it is not enough to look back. Just as Irving used the Hudson Valley as a wellspring of extraordinary ideas to push his art forward, SHIFF strives to bring important works from current and future filmmakers into the world with exciting new films and unproduced screenplays in competition, and premiere screenings.

The festival's advisory board, selection committees and jury will include film and literary professionals with industry experience who will program and award new films and unproduced screenplays of quality, of all genres, and that touch upon, relate to or simply explore the otherworldly or unknown.

The 1st place winner of SHIFF's UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY COMPETITION will be presented with a statuette at our closing night awards ceremony, in addition to a cash prize of $500, and an InkTip prize package. 2nd and 3rd place winners will be announced at our closing night awards ceremony, and will win a cash prize of $250 each, and an InkTip prize package. All three winners will be posted on SHIFF's official site and socials, announced on our "winners" PR blast to media outlets, and published in the fest's "winners" article in the Hudson Valley area newspaper, the River Journal.
European Cinematography AWARDS
Final Deadline - June
Jul 8, 2019
$39,99
Final Deadline - September
Oct 8, 2019
$39,99
Final Deadline
Jan 8, 2020
$39,99
Final Deadline - December
Jan 8, 2020
$39,99
Winners Notified:
Feb 10, 2020
ECA is Monthly and Annual qualifying film competition for filmmakers worldwide. We support new and student film-makers, who are just beginning their careers with a supportive and enthusiastic audience for their creative efforts and giving them access to film industry professionals who can offer guidance and other forms of career assistance.

Cinematography AWARDS officially called the “Golden Eagle” is an award in the form of a statuette for outstanding achievements in the field of cinematography.

We only award the best independent filmmakers after a comprehensive evaluation process. Our judges evaluate the quality of filmmaking, creativity, and storytelling ability. Our mission is to promote films, and be another step up in the filmmakers' careers.
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13th Waterford Film Festival
Regular
Jul 8, 2019
$17.50
Final Deadline
Aug 23, 2019
$23.50
Winners Notified:
Nov 24, 2019
Now Open for Short Scripts and Films!
The Waterford Film Festival was established in 2007 by local filmmaker Stephen Byrne.

His objective was to bring something new to Waterford's arts and cultural scene, promoting local, national, and international filmmakers and writers, but in particular independent film.

Since the foundation of the festival, we have screened 600+ films from filmmakers around the world as well promoting writers with the short screenplay competition. The WFF is the first film festival in the Republic of Ireland to hold a short screenplay competition.

Filmmakers from across Ireland, UK, France, Germany, Holland, Spain, Greece and as far as Canada and USA have attended the festival.

In 2018 the festival had a record breaking amount of submissions with filmmakers and writers sending in projects from 30 countries across the globe.

It is estimated that since the festival was established in 2007 that the local economy have benefited from the festival in excess of €600,000 in tourism.

To date the festival has awarded prizes worth in excess of €40,000 with our partners at FilmLab and sponsors.

The festival presents short films of a wide range of genres including drama, thrillers, horrors, comedy, Sci-Fi, True stories. Each year we produce a series of events that are creative, interesting, fun and entertaining.

In 2019 the festival will be celebrating its 13th Annual Event and Central Arts will be hosting the event from Friday 22nd November to Sunday 24th November.
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA)
Final Deadline
Jul 11, 2019
No Deadlines - Monthly Fest
Jul 11, 2019
$25-40
Winners Notified:
Aug 11, 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 a forum where filmmakers can be recognized for their contributions, have open audience discussions about their projects and connect with industry professionals for insight on distribution, production, acquisition and representation. Submission fees are $25 (LA Local), $30 (non-LA Local Student), $35 (Shorts) and $40 (Features).
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Late
Jul 15, 2019
$50
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2019
Extended
Oct 31, 2019
$65
Winners Notified:
Nov 30, 2019
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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Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition 2019
Regular Deadline
Jul 22, 2019
$55
$35
Final Film Deadline
Sep 30, 2019
$60
$40
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2019
$65
$45
Final Screenplay Deadline
Oct 31, 2019
$65
$45
Winners Notified:
Dec 17, 2019
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 2019 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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14th Annual Hamilton Film Festival
Regular
Jul 22, 2019
$30-50
Final Deadline
Aug 12, 2019
Late
Aug 12, 2019
$45-65
Winners Notified:
Nov 10, 2019
"Amazing festival! It is Canada’s TriBeCa!" - Filmmaker James Stewart

The 14th 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, Michael Pare (Eddie and the Cruisers), Tony Rosato (SCTV), Marc Blucas (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Robert Miano (Donny Brasco), Alex Elena (Drummer for Bruce Dickinson) 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), Craig Davidson (Author / Rust and Bone) Kirsten Bodenstedt (COO and Co-Owner of Peregrine Labs) Academy Award® winner Colin Doncaster, Bob Munro (VFX Supervisor), Sean Sullivan (Wayne’s World, Back to the Future III) Lisa Langlois (Class of 1984) Dan Lyon (Telefilm), Matthew Willson (Producer) and many, many more! Filmmakers and producers attended from Italy, Germany, Austria, France, the USA and all across Canada.

The theme this year is COMEDY: HAPPY STUFF! Our main focus will be around fun, energetic, uplifting, inspiring films. However you interpret that, is up to you! Features, Shorts, Docs, Experimental, Animated, Student, Web Series...we accept all genres and lengths. Don't worry, we will always make room for your dark, fun-less films, but it will have to be really good since you will be competing for limited space.

We have 15 prize categories, including Jury, Feature, Short, Doc, Actor, Actress, Editing, Cinematography, Screenplay (x2), Music, Student, Truly Independent local award and the legendary Sparquie the Squirrel award! This year we are adding a Best Sound category.

DISABILITIES
We want you to think about disability and film. Specifically we want you to consider the people who are hard of hearing or Deaf. These people want to watch your films! We had a night dedicated to this and had ASL interpreters on sight, something we hope to duplicate this year.

The Hamilton Film Festival is again offering a submission discount to films that have English subtitles. Yes, even for English-language films. If your film has (or will have) subtitles please reach out to us prior to submitting and we will offer you a discount code which will apply to both the Hamilton Film Festival screenings and the Canadian Film Market. Contact us directly for the code.


THE MARKET
We are proud to offer, for the fourth year, the Canadian Film Market which runs the final weekend of the festival and will include Industry Development events, quality networking, pitches and more! 50 countries have participated. You should too!

OUR CITY
Guillermo Del Toro love’s our city and say’s he’s been watching it since the 90’s and would like to set up his own studio here. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada is a major destination for film and television productions. Shows like The Handmaid’s Tale, The Shape of Water, Spotlight, Crimson Peak, Suicide Squad, The Hulk and Robocop are just a few films that have taken advantage of Hamilton’s many incredible locations. Producers love the additional tax credits, Directors love the “anywhere is here” look of the city, and people love seeing it on screen! You will also have the opportunity to meet with the people who run the film office, should you wish to film in our great city!.

Filmmakers around the world are choosing the Hamilton Film Festival as a required stop, and we want YOU to be a part of this growing scene that is on the verge of expanding into a not-so-hidden gem! See you, and your film, in Hamilton this November!
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Web Series Festival Global
Final Deadline
Jul 30, 2019
$70
Winners Notified:
Aug 2, 2019
Web Series Festival Global - Helping Creatives Shape the Future of TV by Celebrating Great Content From Hollywood - The Home Of The Entertainment Industry An Online Web Series Festival For A Global Community Of Content Creators

Submit your Pilot - Script - Web Series today! Every Web Series entry
• Considered for Grand Prize or Category Winner $5000.00 in Awards
• Receives a Digital subscription to Videomaker Magazine
• Is considered for Distribution Last Year Bad News Pairs, a script, won Grand Prize. You could be the next Award Winner! Submit today. www.WebSeriesFestivalGlobal.com

Genres include but are not limited to:
• Drama
• Comedy
• Action
• SyFy
• Documentary
• LGBT
• Script
• Animation
• E/I
• Horror

www.WebSeriesFestivalGlobal.com
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Film Southasia Festival 2019
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2019
$Free
Winners Notified:
Nov 17, 2019
Film Southasia (FSA) is a biennial festival held in Kathmandu, Nepal, initiated in 1997 to popularise documentaries that inform, entertain and transform lives. In between festivals, a package of fine and representative films travel the region and overseas as mini-festivals titled Travelling Film Southasia (TFSA).

Film Southasia invites submissions for the 12th edition of the premier documentary film festival of Southasian region that will take place 14-17 November 2019 in Kathmandu.

Awards & Prizes

- ‘Ram Bahadur Trophy’ for Best Film

- Runner-Up Award

- Tareque Masud Debut Film Award

- UNICEF-Nepal Award for social/children’s issues

- Student Film Award (entries to be submitted through film schools)
Women in Horror Film Festival
Late Deadline
Aug 1, 2019
$45
$35
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2019
$60
$45
Winners Notified:
Feb 15, 2020
Women in Horror Film festival was established in 2016 and we are a filmmaker, screenwriter & community focused festival dedicated to celebrating and showcasing female directors, writers, cinematographers, FX artists, editors, production designers, composers & performers in genre cinema, as well as the teams with whom they work. The fest takes place in Atlanta, GA and winners in select categories will receive a truly one-of-a-kind "Lizzie" trophy.
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