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Melbourne International Cinema Extravaganza M.I.C.E Festival
Regular
Mar 15, 2019
$55
Late
Apr 10, 2019
$60
Final Deadline
May 20, 2019
$65
Winners Notified:
Jun 1, 2019
The Melbourne International Cinema Extravaganza M.I.C.E. aims to be one of Melbourne's leading cinema extravaganza, raising awareness and celebrating these wonderful totem animals- Mice.

It will attract filmmakers from all around the world and celebrate their brilliant creations. With a strong focus on all the millions of life saving mice who sacrifice their lives to the research and study of terminal illnesses/cancer world wide.

It is a unique platform for new talent and a celebration of cinematic creativity, innovation and extravagance with artists new creations being judged right here in Melbourne City.

Films with a focus on terminal illness will be welcomed to help, educate, raise awareness, and bring hope to all the sufferers and families.
Art, Music and Film is a dynamic, healing way to help sufferers and their families as well as entertain all those who come along to this wonderful celebration.

A celebration that will engage, entertain, enlighten and bring together local and International films and give recognition to these wonderful, remarkable, brave little animals with a big, corageous heart.

“I came up with this film festival idea whilst at my screening of my first film in my trilogy, FATE-It is what it is! This was at the 2013 New York City Independent Film Festival, in Time Square. New York is filled with masses of people running in all directions- like mice! Very similar to Mice in cages of scientific research and health trials. These humans were like mice, all going somewhere, doing something and 95% of them chasing their own creation and creativity. And almost 50% having suffered or been scared with terminal illness at some point in their lives. I came back to Melbourne city and saw the same thing. We are all mice and these amazing totem animals of this festival have such a significance to our lives. They are life-saving!
I want this festival to begin to bring awareness just to how lucky we are to have mice in our life and celebrate their existence in a Melbourne International Cinema Extravaganza- MICE.
It was the beginnings of creating brilliance. Don't wait – Create! And we shall do just that with all the amazing courage of all of us working as a team of creative little mice, exhibiting dynamic, wonderful, International films and in turn celebrate the life-saving mice!”
R Lobosco.
Creator/Director of MICE Festival.
One of the judges in the 2016 MICE festival.
BEYOND: The Film Festival
Final Deadline
Mar 15, 2019
Deadline
Mar 15, 2019
$15
Winners Notified:
May 1, 2019
The Cary Theater, in the heart of North Carolina, presents BEYOND: The Film Festival, a celebration of the many facets of the art of storytelling through film. BEYOND: The Film Festival will highlight all aspects of filmmaking, featuring a short film competition and screenplay writing competition (length - 30 minutes or less). Each year, the festival will explore a new theme and focus on some of the behind-the-scenes aspects of the filmmaking process. The theme for this year is “Heroes.” The screenwriting competition, also for short films, is based on the same theme and will explore the foundational aspect of filmmaking – the script. All entries are not limited by genre.

BEYOND: The Film Festival will be held June 19 – 23, 2019 in Cary, NC

ENTRY FEE & DEADLINE: March 15, 2019 / $15. Submissions will be accepted via FilmFreeway

AWARDS & PRIZES
• Winning screenplay receives a table read at the festival.
• InkTip script listing and InkTip magazine listing

Each official selection will be given:
• two (2) VIP Passes to attend screenings and events
• the new BEYOND: The Film Festival laurels
• special hotel rates for filmmakers
• Grand Jury & People’s Choice awards
• And more!
Raindance Film Festival
Regular Deadline
Mar 17, 2019
$90
$45
Early Deadline
Apr 26, 2019
$72
$32
Final Deadline
May 31, 2019
$130
$65
Winners Notified:
Oct 6, 2019
Raindance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the UK. 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 Forum and Marketplace – talks and panels
- Raindance Virtual and Augmented Reality Strand
- Raindance Web Fest
- Networking events

Each year, Raindance attracts dozens of thousands of visitors including hundreds of industry professionals into London. The 27th Raindance will take place 25 September – 6 October 2019 in central London.

Films will compete for: Film of the Festival, Best UK Feature, Best International Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Performance, Best Documentary Feature, Discovery Award, Short of the Festival, Best UK Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Animation Short, Best Music Video to recognize achievement for the most innovative talent and films that challenge the boundaries of filmmaking.

A separate jury will judge the WebFest and VR/AR nominees. All selected WebFest series will compete for an Audience and a Jury Award. VR/AR nominees will compete for: ​Best Interactive Narrative VR Experience, Best Animation VR Experience, Best Cinematic VR Experience, Best Documentary VR Experience, Best Social Impact VR Experience, Best Music VR Experience, Best Multi-Person VR Experience, British Award: Best UK VR Experience, Discovery Award: Best Debut VR Experience, and Grand Jury Prize: Best Immersive Story.

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.
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[C]Screen Festival - Fiction Fall
Opens for submissions:
Feb 1, 2019
Earlybird
Mar 31, 2019
$1.50
Regular
Apr 30, 2019
$2
Final Deadline
May 23, 2019
$2.50
Winners Notified:
Jul 1, 2019
We are a humble exhibition of shortfilms that runs for some years in Cerdanyola del Vallès (Spain). Our aim is to move the people of our city every weekend of October with fiction shortfilms. [C]Screen gets out the cold of the autumn with a wide and adapted programation to each edition: common stories, funny ones, science-fiction, animation, historical, serious, controversial... We also organise talks and workshops in collaboration with local entities or citizens. All is welcomed!

Our prizes are symbolic and they depend of the paying submissions we get but we try our best to promote cinema and support directors.
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Lonely Seal International Film, Screenplay and Music Festival
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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DELHI INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILM & TV
Early Bird
Mar 31, 2019
$00
$00
$00
Students
Sep 30, 2019
$00
$00
Deadline
Sep 30, 2019
$35
$20
late fee
Oct 31, 2019
$60
$35
Final Deadline
Nov 15, 2019
$80
$50
Winners Notified:
Dec 15, 2019
Delhi International Festival of Film and Television (DIFFT) aims to showcase the best of independent film and television from across the world alongside a program of educational, pioneering and engaging workshops, panels and round tables run by leading industry practitioners.
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NZ Web Fest
Opens for submissions:
Feb 1, 2019
Early Bird
Mar 31, 2019
$25-35
Regular
May 31, 2019
$30-45
Late
Jul 31, 2019
$35-55
Final Deadline
Aug 31, 2019
$40-65
Winners Notified:
Nov 16, 2019
The NZ Web Fest curates and celebrates online entertainment, and is a proud participant in the Web Series World Cup.

2019 sees our fifth edition, and we wish to introduce a new programme strand of shows for children/youth. This year we especially encourage submissions which target that demographic.

Submissions for #NZWF19 are open 1 February - 31 August. Full submission, category and award information is on our FilmFreeway page.

#NZWF19 will run Saturday 16 - Sunday 17 November 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand.
10th Annual New Media Film Festival
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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Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition 2019
Early Bird Deadline
Apr 22, 2019
$45
$30
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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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!
FANtastic Horror Film festival
regular deadline
Jun 30, 2019
$50
$50
Final Deadline
Jul 31, 2019
$75
$75
Winners Notified:
Nov 2, 2019
The FANtastic Horror Film Festival in San Diego, CA is dedicated to bringing the latest and cutting edge Indie Horror films to the local community, It is a 3 day festival over Halloween and shows 30 + Indie Horror Short and Feature films. Following the Fest we have an Award Ceremony to celebrate our award nominees and winners. We are an official event on IMDb. For more information please go to our website http://www.fhffsd.org
We allow our Judges to write reviews of all submissions, should they choose to do so, to promote all of our film submissions.
We present various awards yearly some specifically for feature films, dome for short films and genre-specific awards that cross features and shorts. Prizes vary from year to year depending on sponsorship. All nominations and awards are posted to IMDb, generally with in 2 weeks of being announced.
We also have a screenplay competition which includes the top 3 winners a free posting on http://www.InkTip,com
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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).
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA)
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.
Global Nonviolent Film Festival
Final Deadline
Aug 31, 2019
Final Deadline
Aug 31, 2019
$100
$40
Winners Notified:
Sep 30, 2019
Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world and it takes place on-line.

The Festival was founded by film director Bruno Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu in 2012 to showcase nonviolent, motion pictures and to show that these movies are not only capable of great international success but they are also in high demand by the public.

The 2019 and 8th edition of the Festival takes place September 19 - 29.

This is an on-line film Festival. All the nonviolent feature films, documentaries, shorts and music videos selected to participate in the Festival will be screened during the above-mentioned dates on the Festival's TV Channel on Vimeo exclusively:

http://www.vimeo.com/ondemand/globalfilmfestival

All films submitted MUST BE NONVIOLENT: the Festival does not accept films that showcase explicit or graphic violence; implied acts of violence may be accepted if they are justified by the message of the film.
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