Film Festivals Deadlines

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June 1,2 – 8,9
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1.Sundance Film FestivalStarted in 1978 as the Utah/Us Film Festival, renamed to Sundance in 1991, is the biggest and most well respected Film festival in the United States, sundance sets the tone for the industry. Sundance has an enormous schedule of over two hundred films to be displayed every January. If your interested in entering your independent or Indie film. Entry Deadlines Early October, shorts are Mid-September, Entry Fee: $50 www.sundance.org . 2. Toronto International Film Festival Begin in 1976, It is the home of many oscar nominated films, they have a variety of foreign films, retro films and independent films. Toronto has one of the best organized festivals you’ll ever see. If your interested in entering your film. Entry Deadlines Early June, Entry Fee: $65, allGenres are welcome www.tiffg.ca .

3. Cannes Film Festival Big buzz going on with Cannes right now, there 2011 Film fest will be blasting off May 15th so there are alot of things going on in the media right now with Cannes. Cannes started in 1946 in France, its one of the most respected and prestigious film festivals all over the world. Cannes Film Festivals attracts top industry players world wide. If your interested in submitting your film to Cannes,Entry Deadline is March, Entry Fee$30 for basic entry VHS or DVD other formats up to $415, www.festival-cannes.org . 4. American Film Institute (AFI) Los Angeles Started in 1986, every year in November they have there big 10 day event, the whole city of LA shuts down just to help prepare for the rare celebration. The AFI Fest is Robust with industry celebrities, the festival attracts executives from all over the world, if your interested in submitting your film, Entry Deadlines Early June, Entry Fee:Short $30, Features $40, all Genres are pretty much accepted, www.afi.com

5.Tribeca Film Festival Is by far the baby of the group and started in 2002, but no film festival has grown faster then the Tribeca Film festival. The founding father of the festival is the legendary Robert DeNiro and the co-chair is Martin Scorsese. There widely known for there red carpet star studded premieres. If your interested in submitting your film, Entry Deadline Is November, Enter Fee, $40-$50, All Genres including animation is welcome, www.tribecafilmfestival.org . 6. Seattle International Film Festival Started in 1995 in Seattle Washington has one of the longest film festivals ever, twenty five day event!! has 250 films in there line up, had a number of American Independent films and a wide range of international debuts, attracts alot of prominent critics. If your interested in submitting your film,Entry Deadline Late May-June, Entry Fee $25-$70, all Genres are accepted,www.seattlefilm.com .

7. Los Angeles Film FestivalStarted in 1995 the LAFF got a huge boost after being taken over by the independent Feature Project and has by far one of the biggest prizes then other festival. The largest prize is 50,000 cash for best Narrative Feature and 25,000 cash prize for best documentary, this is definitely the contest you want to enter to your film in hopes to win those big cash prizes. Entry Deadline Mid February, Entry Fee: Features $65, shorts $45, all Genres accepted, www.lafilmfest.com . 8. Telluride Film FestivalBegin in 1974 in Colorado, transforms the whole city into a celebration of cinema,the telluride is a festival all about appreciation and love of film, its only 4 days long and it has lots of perks, if your interested in submitting your film for this film festival, Entry Deadline Mid July, Entry fee $25-$95 all Genres accepted,www.telluridefilmfestival.org . 9. SXSW Film Festival (South by southwest Film Festival) Austin is a party town and there’s no better bash then the SXSW. The SXSW has lots of venue, the Alamo Drafthouse is where the movies are viewed,they have prominent guests and a very informative panel, this is a great opportunity to screen with indie and mainstream movies in a very relaxed atmosphere. If your interested in submitting your film the Entry Deadline Early December, Entry Fee’s $25-$50, most Genres accepted, if your interested in submitting you film, www.sxsw.com/film . Last but not least we have our number 10. Berlin Film Festival Begin in 1951 in Berlin, Germany, this is one of Europe’s longest running, over 50 years and most prestigious event, beyond the competition, the European film market is in full effect, great place to network and met people so if your interested in submitting your film this one is wonderful also,Entry Deadline November, Entry Fee feature $150, short $60, www.berlinale.de Just remember a very important piece of information, there are thousands of film festivals, these are just the top ten and most popular,if you don’t make it into any of these, don’t worry there are so many others to choose from and good luck.

 

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Laam short film festival Laam short film festival, Malappuram, India
submissions must be made within 2 days (Sun 10th Jun 12)
Terra di Tutti Film Festival Terra di Tutti Film Festival, Bologna, Italy
submissions must be made within 2 days (Sun 10th Jun 12)
Atlanta Shortsfest Atlanta Shortsfest, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
submissions must be made within 3 days (Mon 11th Jun 12)
Big Bear Lake International Film Festival Big Bear Lake International Film Festival, Big Bear Lake, United States
submissions must be made within 3 days (Mon 11th Jun 12)
4th Wall Film Festival 4th Wall Film Festival, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
submissions must be made within 4 days (Tue 12th Jun 12)
MOTELx - Lisbon International Horror Film Festival MOTELx – Lisbon International Horror Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
submissions must be made within 7 days (Fri 15th Jun 12)
European Film Festival Palic European Film Festival Palic, Subotica, Serbia and Montenegro
submissions must be made within 7 days (Fri 15th Jun 12)
YoungCuts Film Festival YoungCuts Film Festival, Montreal, Canada
submissions must be made within 7 days (Fri 15th Jun 12)
Raindance Film Festival Raindance Film Festival, London, United Kingdom
submissions must be made within 7 days (Fri 15th Jun 12)
Off International Off International, Kelowna, Canada
submissions must be made within 7 days (Fri 15th Jun 12)
Warsaw Film Festival Warsaw Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland
submissions must be made within 7 days (Fri 15th Jun 12)
Reel Youth Film Festival Reel Youth Film Festival, Vancouver, BC, Canada
submissions must be made within 7 days (Fri 15th Jun 12)
Tacoma Film Festival Tacoma Film Festival, Tacoma, United States
submissions must be made within 7 days (Fri 15th Jun 12)
Zurich Film Festival Zurich Film Festival, Zürich, Switzerland
submissions must be made within 7 days (Fri 15th Jun 12)
San Diego Film Festival San Diego Film Festival, San Diego, United States
submissions must be made within 7 days (Fri 15th Jun 12)
The Unreal Film Festival The Unreal Film Festival, Memphis, TN, United States
submissions must be made within 7 days (Fri 15th Jun 12)
Cellardoor Cinema Screenplay Contest Cellardoor Cinema Screenplay Contest, Memphis, TN, United States
submissions must be made within 7 days (Fri 15th Jun 12)
accordi  DISACCORDI Open - Air Cinema Festival accordi @ DISACCORDI Open – Air Cinema Festival, Napoli, Italy
submissions must be made within 7 days (Fri 15th Jun 12)
Edmonton International Film Festival Edmonton International Film Festival, Edmonton, Canada
submissions must be made within 7 days (Fri 15th Jun 12)
Sedicicorto International Film Festival Forl Sedicicorto International Film Festival Forlì, Forlì, Italy
submissions must be made within 8 days (Sat 16th Jun 12)
Paris Film Festival of Musical Films Paris Film Festival of Musical Films, Chelles, France
submissions must be made within 8 days (Sat 16th Jun 12)
Indie Memphis Film Festival Indie Memphis Film Festival, Memphis, United States
submissions must be made within 12 days (Wed 20th Jun 12)
Chicago International Film Festival Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago, United States
submissions must be made within 14 days (Fri 22nd Jun 12)
Buenos Aires International Short Film Festival Buenos Aires International Short Film Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina
submissions must be made within 16 days (Sun 24th Jun 12)
Princeton Student Film  Video Festival Princeton Student Film & Video Festival, Princeton, United States
submissions must be made within 17 days (Mon 25th Jun 12)
Animation Attack Animation Attack!, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
submissions must be made within 18 days (Tue 26th Jun 12)
GFEST - Gaywise FESTival GFEST – Gaywise FESTival, London, United Kingdom
submissions must be made within 21 days (Fri 29th Jun 12)
New York Television Festival New York Television Festival, New York, United States
submissions must be made within 21 days (Fri 29th Jun 12)
Red Rock Film Festival of Zion Canyon Red Rock Film Festival of Zion Canyon, St. George, United States
submissions must be made within 22 days (Sat 30th Jun 12)
Auburn International Film Festival for Children and Young Adults Auburn International Film Festival for Children and Young Adults, Western Sydney, Australia
submissions must be made within 22 days (Sat 30th Jun 12)
Balkan PLUS International Balkan PLUS International, Belgrade, Serbia
submissions must be made within 22 days (Sat 30th Jun 12)
Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
submissions must be made within 22 days (Sat 30th Jun 12)
Sydney Transgender International Film Festival Sydney Transgender International Film Festival, W Sydney, Australia
submissions must be made within 22 days (Sat 30th Jun 12)
DOK Leipzig - Int. Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film DOK Leipzig – Int. Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Leipzig, Germany
submissions must be made within 22 days (Sat 30th Jun 12)
Great Gay Screenplay Contest Great Gay Screenplay Contest, Chicago, United States
submissions must be made within 22 days (Sat 30th Jun 12)
Central Florida Film Festival Central Florida Film Festival, Orlando, United States
submissions must be made within 22 days (Sat 30th Jun 12)
Independent Erotic Film Festival IXFF Independent Erotic Film Festival (IXFF), San Francisco, United States
submissions must be made within 22 days (Sat 30th Jun 12)
Uppsala International Short Film Festival Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Uppsala, Sweden
submissions must be made within 22 days (Sat 30th Jun 12)
Arlington International Film Festival Arlington International Film Festival, Arlington, United States
submissions must be made within 22 days (Sat 30th Jun 12)
World Soundtrack Awards World Soundtrack Awards, Ghent, Belgium
submissions must be made within 22 days (Sat 30th Jun 12)
Osaka European Film Festival Osaka European Film Festival, Osaka, Japan
submissions must be made within 22 days (Sat 30th Jun 12)
Flyway Film Festival Flyway Film Festival, Pepin, United States
submissions must be made within 22 days (Sat 30th Jun 12)
Ellensburg Film Festival Ellensburg Film Festival, Ellensburg, United States
submissions must be made within 22 days (Sat 30th Jun 12)
flEXiff 2002 - 2022 flEXiff 2002 – 2022, W Sydney, Australia
submissions must be made within 22 days (Sat 30th Jun 12)
Wordless International Short Film Festival Wordless International Short Film Festival, W Sydney, Australia
submissions must be made within 22 days (Sat 30th Jun 12)
animago AWARD  CONFERENCE 2012 animago AWARD & CONFERENCE 2012, Norderstedt, Germany
submissions must be made within 22 days (Sat 30th Jun 12)
Reggio Film Festival Reggio Film Festival, Reggio Emilia, Italy
submissions must be made within 22 days (Sat 30th Jun 12)
Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Albuquerque, United States
submissions must be made within 22 days (Sat 30th Jun 12)
ALCINE - Festival de Cine de Alcal de Henares  Comunidad de Madrid ALCINE – Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares / Comunidad de Madrid, Alcalá de Henares, Spain
submissions must be made within 22 days (Sat 30th Jun 12)
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Jihlava, Czech Republic
submissions must be made within 22 days (Sat 30th Jun 12)
Polish Film Festival Los Angeles Polish Film Festival Los Angeles, North Hollywood, United States
submissions must be made within 23 days (Sun 1st Jul 12)
PRIX EUROPA PRIX EUROPA, Berlin, Germany
submissions must be made within 23 days (Sun 1st Jul 12)
NDU Student Film Festival NDU Student Film Festival, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon
submissions must be made within 23 days (Sun 1st Jul 12)
3rd Annual Hamptons Wildlife Conservation Film Festival 3rd Annual Hamptons Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, Ardmore, United States
submissions must be made within 23 days (Sun 1st Jul 12)
Indie Fest USA Indie Fest USA, Garden Grove, United States
submissions must be made within 23 days (Sun 1st Jul 12)
Bornshorts Bornshorts, Gudhjem, Denmark
submissions must be made within 23 days (Sun 1st Jul 12)
Open St.Petersburg Student Film Festival Open St.Petersburg Student Film Festival, Saint Petersburg, Russia
submissions must be made within 23 days (Sun 1st Jul 12)
Cincinnati Film Festival Cincinnati Film Festival, Cincinnati, United States
submissions must be made within 23 days (Sun 1st Jul 12)
shnit International Shortfilmfestival shnit International Shortfilmfestival, Bern, Switzerland
submissions must be made within 23 days (Sun 1st Jul 12)
Clifton Film Fest Clifton Film Fest, Clifton, United States
submissions must be made within 24 days (Mon 2nd Jul 12)
International Festival of Audiovisual Programs International Festival of Audiovisual Programs, Paris, France
submissions must be made within 24 days (Mon 2nd Jul 12)
Oakland Underground Film Festival Oakland Underground Film Festival, Oakland, United States
submissions must be made within 26 days (Wed 4th Jul 12)
POOL InternationaleTanzfilmplattform Berlin POOL InternationaleTanzfilmplattform Berlin, Berlin, Germany
submissions must be made within 26 days (Wed 4th Jul 12)
Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival DocuFest Atlanta Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival (DocuFest Atlanta), Atlanta, Georgia, United States
submissions must be made within 27 days (Thu 5th Jul 12)
Great Lakes Independent Film Festival Great Lakes Independent Film Festival, Erie, United States
submissions must be made within 28 days (Fri 6th Jul 12)
Savannah Film Festival Savannah Film Festival, Savannah, United States
submissions must be made within 28 days (Fri 6th Jul 12)

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