Independent political activism short Film Festival: The i.P.A.S. Film Festival is an annual event showcasing independent politically inclined films from all corners of the world. The festival aims at showcasing the best and most thought-provoking works in new international cinema and providing the movie-loving public with access to some of the most emerging talents in the film-making industry.
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Metamora Films Online Festival: The Metamora Film Festival is held 3x a year: spring, summer and fall. The festival showcases independent film from all over the world. We are specifically looking for documentaries and short narrative films that are meaningful, can tell an inspirational story and has the power to make a difference in the world. Our categories include: Documentary Film (Short and Feature), Best Short Film, Best Student Film, and Most Thought-Provoking Film (Short or Feature).
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Peninsual Film Festival: Each year on the first Saturday of February, 20 short listed films are screened and are judged live by a panel of celebrity judges and industry professionals - all competing for prizes. The Festival has garnered the support of some of the most respected and well known celebrities in the world including Sam Worthington and Russell Crowe to name a few. The Festival judging panel has also included top industry professionals such as Andrew Mason (Hopscotch and producer of the Matrix Dark City), Robert Connolly (Board Member Screen Australia and Australian Film Director Paper Planes, Balibo), John Molloy (Mushroom Pictures) and renowned Director Fred Schepisi. Filmmakers get an amazing opportunity to network with top industry professionals.
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Perfect Light Film Festival: Held at Australia's most iconic film destination - Broken Hill, the Perfect Light Film Festival is an annual FREE short film festival. Each year on the first Saturday of December, up to 20 short listed films are screened and are judged live by a panel of celebrity judges and industry professionals - all competing for prizes.
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SF3 SmartFone Flick Fest: SmartFone Flick Fest is Australia's only international smartphone film festival for filmmakers of all ages. We are an international festival open to anyone with a smartphone or tablet and a great idea for a short film. SF3 provides a platform for budding 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.
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San Francisco Comic Con: San Francisco Comic Con Film Festival - SFCC Film Festival is Part of San Francisco Comic Con! San Francisco Comic Con is a comic book convention located in San Francisco, California. San Francisco Comic Con is San Francisco's largest, true comic con. Featured are exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, Star Wars, Star Trek, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals, and comicdom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet. As admission is kept reasonable for adults and FREE for children, the San Francisco Comic Con is a family-friendly convention. www.sanfrancomiccon.com.
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Tampa Bay Comic Con: Tampa Bay Comic Con Film Festival - TBCC Film Festival is part of Tampa Bay Comic Con! Tampa Bay Comic Con is a comic book convention located in Tampa, Florida. Tampa Bay Comic Con is Tampa's largest, true comic con. Featured are exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, Star Wars, Star Trek, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals, and comicdom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet. As admission is kept reasonable for adults and FREE for children, the Tampa Bay Comic Con is a family-friendly convention. www.tampabaycomiccon.com.
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Terror in the Bay Film Festival: Horror, Thriller and Mystery Films are what we love! Terror in the Bay Film Festival showcases a wide range of indie horror films and trailers from around the world! This 3-day festival is dedicated to the creative works of independent filmmakers that hold a strong passion for horror films. As filmmakers ourselves, we recognize talented artists who bring their visual storytelling gifts to the screen.
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Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival: After the success of 2016, the Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival is back! Seven days (and nights) showcasing the best independent horror features, shorts and web series. The festival is run by filmmakers and aims to celebrate the very best in indie and encourage all aspects of independent horror film making.
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Whatashort Independent International Film Festival: Promote your short film with largest growing database and showcasing platform called Whatashort. We're the premiere destination for short films and short filmmakers around the globe. Our goal is to encourage, promote and deliver the Best Short films experience to anyone who is a fan of cinema.
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Sport Film Festival: The SPORTFILMFESTIVAL was born in 1979 and promotes the diffusion of_sport_films_and videos that, in different ways and in different productive ways, contribute to the development of artistic and cultural trends of the World cinema. The end is to promote the best quality of the productions of_sportimages; to stimulate, thanks to the mass media and the participation of schools and universities, the interest in_sport_and cinema, fostering didactic-cultural meetings and stimulating the study, the discussion and the knowledge of cultural and creative problems typical of these two media._During the event, the prizes PALADINO DOROO will be assigned to the_sport_films_and videos and to the most important people in_sport_and journalism of the year.
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Great Lakes International Film Festival: Considered among most popular film festivals in the world, the 16th annual Great Lakes International Film Festival genre categories for feature length and short length films are Documentary, Experimental, Religious/Spiritual, Animation, Comedy, Horror, with Horror sub-genres that include Supernatural, Thrillers, Wicken, Magical, Slashers, Science Fiction, Suspense, Horror Documentary, Horror Animation and all genres of Music Videos and GLBT films for the 2017 festival. In addition to awards presented to Filmmakers for Best of Genre, our Festival will present an Audience Award to the Filmmaker whose film is the most popular with our attendees, and that receives the most attendee votes.
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Sutter Creek International Film Festival: Sutter Creek International Film Festival (SCIFF) was founded by award-winning filmmaker Bryan Martin and award-winning actor Antonio _Huggy BearÓ Fargas. The festival, now in its second year, garners high-quality submissions worldwide. The 2017 festival will feature nearly 40 films, documentaries, shorts and animated projects from the world over. Our mission is to create a world-class festival that celebrates the many forms of the film industry, by showcasing films that educate, enlighten, inform, and most of all, entertain. SCIFF will offer master class seminars and filmmaker panels where amateur and professional filmmakers can discuss and advance their skills in the art of filmmaking. The everyday film patron will love the information gleaned at these panels!
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Copenhagen Web Fest: The Copenhagen Web Fest is Scandinavia's first web film festival that will take place in September 2018. _It will be a three-day event with live screenings and workshops. We will showcase innovative projects of new media (web series, mobile projects, virtual reality, etc), but also bring together an international group of filmmakers to Copenhagen
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Obscura Film Festival: The Obscura filmfest takes place in Berlin & Hannover and it is their task to provide a platform for those movies which by their particular nature have it difficult in Germany. Many festivals are drifting more and more into the Arthouse track. Those who are bored with that will find what they are looking for here, as we go back to the roots of the genre. This festival is ideal for those who - like us - love offbeat, trashy, raunchy Underground Grindhouse cinema, who don't feel represented by the current local offer, but who don't want to drive endless kilometers to another city to get their fix. At every Obscura Filmfest we present dozens of films that represent the different facets of fantastic cinema.
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Social Machinery Film Festival: The Social Machinery Film Festival is a "Road Map Film Festival" with different locations in Italy and around Europe for each event. During this "Road Map Film Festival" many other public screenings in various nice cities and locations are included. We need many months (like 4/6 months) to select the best creative talented visionary audiovisual change makers (from the launch of the Premiere Screening Party to Winner Award Celebration Party) .
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ReelOzInd! Australia Indonesia Short Film Competition and Festival: ReelOzInd! Australia Indonesia Short Film Competition and Festival was established in 2016 to encourage Australians and Indonesians to share their stories. ReelOzInd! is unique. There is no other festival that brings Australian and Indonesian film makers together to share their work and stories on the same screen.
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Crimson Screen Horror Fest: Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest is South Carolina's first and largest horror film festival! The 2018 festival will take place over three days in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina and will feature some of the best independent horror films from all over the world. We will be screening all of our Official Selections at South of Broadway Theater located in the heart of Park Circle. Forget the Oscars! We have the "Crimmy's"! All Official Selections (films and screenplays) will be competing at a chance for a Crimmy in over 20 categories. Our Crimmy trophies are designed by "The Conjuring" and "Annabelle" special effects artist Tony Rosen, who also designed the famous "Annabelle" doll for both films. Each trophy is handmade and signed by Tony himself
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The Monthly Film Festival: Founded in 2015 and named "the most famous online film festivals on the Internet", TMFF - The Monthly Film Festival focuses on promoting the works of emerging filmmakers and screenwriters as well as already established professionals from all around the world. With almost 2000 SELECTED FILMS from over 5000 submitted projects until now, we hope that through TMFF, filmmakers and writers can stand out with their projects and get the public reach they need, especially that as of August 2016 TMFF is an official IMDb event! Plus, every official selection is entered into our extensive FILM COLLECTION. Submissions close and open monthly, and our judges will decide the winners on the last day of each month (except for feature films and screenplays as these competitions occur every two months).
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Believe in Your Dreams Arkansas Film Festival: This is a live screening event Sponsored, Founded, and Directed by Jennifer Dawn of Forbidden Tears Productions with Consultant and Co-Director Mario Prado out of Hollywood California; giving filmmakers of all ages the opportunity to showcase their works of art in film and music; and the opportunity to compete against other talented artists for award certificates and the chance to receive a trophy for overall best in show. Each entrant accepted into the festival receives the FTP Believe in Your Dreams Golden Laurel. Winners and Finalists receive a prize Package with iPitchtv for a chance to pitch their film or series to some of the best in the industry!
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Video Hackers Film Festival: he first edition of Video Hackers Film Festival features two days of cinema and multimedia arts, creating a workshop open to an active and involved audience, with the objective of representing the subjective experience within migration and the rewriting of identities, in particular the theme of the Matissage.
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Londone Drone Festival: The London Drone Film Festival was created to foster and promote the use of drone technology in the art of filmmaking. Our goal is to push the boundaries of what can be achieved using this technology and to encourage filmmakers to embrace this tool in innovative ways in their story telling.
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Hastings Film Fringe : The 3rd annual Hastings Film Fringe event will take place between September 15th-17th 2017 at The Palace; an independent, bijou cinema located in the heart of Hastings seafront. Now in its third year of running, The Hastings Film Fringe has linked with The Hastings Fringe to create a platform for filmmakers and performers alike, to showcase their work; features and shorts respectively. This past year, we were joined by Paul Schoman and Alice Krige for the world premiere of their feature film 'Shingetsu". We do hope you join us for our third year and continue to inspire filmmakers and audiences alike!
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Lifft India Awards and Filmostav: LIFFT INDIA is an international festival of Literature, Information, Film Frame, Television & Theatre also known as Lifft India Filmotsav - world cine fest. Lifft India strives to provide platform to young and new talent in the field of entertainment world. With more than 35 categories of awards and assorted collection of films, theatre and paintings, Lifft India introduces next generation of professionals to the world of entertainment.
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Too Short to Die Online Screenplay Competition: Too Short To Die is the rare screenwriting competition to focus exclusively on short screenplays. By focusing exclusively on the short format, the competition provides a unique outlet for writers, and a possibility to use short scripts to make money, receive valuable feedback, or develop your voice as a young writer. Too Short To Die exists to benefit writers and filmmakers, and was designed to be completely transparent. The contest is set up such that the more writers enter, the better the contest is for them. Prize money is awarded in direct proportion to how many contests enter, and 40% of entry fees goes to prize money. This model gives writers a unique opportunity of deliberately building a community around a contest in order to increase the benefit for everyone.
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Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema: Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, kicks off its inaugural 10-day event August 4th, 2017. Featuring over 150 films submitted from over 30 countries around the world. The first film festival of it's kind in Queens NYC, the event will kick-off with a plaque dedication ceremony in honor of the late Rodney Dangerfield (who grew up in Kew Gardens) and presented by Friends of Maple Grove. The event is free and open to the public, but requires a confirmed RSVP. Queens Museum in nearby Flushing Meadows Corona Park, will also play host to additional festival selections, from nearly 400 submissions, over the week long event at no charge. Rsvp's for those free screenings are highly recommended. The festival lineup includes Narrative Features, Documentary Features, Narrative Shorts,Documentary Shorts plus Animation & Experimental Films from all genres. Tickets at the Cinemas start at $16. For more info visit our site at www.kewgardensfestivalofcinema.org or follow us on social media! (facebook, twitter & instagram)
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Festival International de Cine de Autor: The FIC AUTOR (Author's International Film Festival) is interested in unique and artistic films that exceed the limits of traditional storytelling. We look for Feature and Short Films that reflect the director's personal creative vision, and a style that is distinct enough to shine through the collective process.
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Bucharest Shortcut Cinefest: Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest is monthly film competition focusing on international independent cinema. Our aim is to support new filmmakers and to promote the research and development of new means of expressivity through cinematography as art among diverse audiences. BSCF is located in the Eastern Heart of Europe, Bucharest being one of the most beautiful and diverse cities in the world. The film competition runs on a monthly basis.
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Backyard Shorts FilmFest: The Backyard Shorts FilmFest is an exciting opportunity to present local, short films from Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Our mission is to benefit our local emerging filmmakers by providing a platform to showcase their original work and creative talents. We celebrate and support these artists who put their heart and soul into a film. We will introduce short films which inspire and entertain the audience.
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Little Wing Film Festival: Little Wing is a new film festival in London that aims to reward new filmmakers for their contributions in more ways than 'exposure'. It is exclusively for students, first-time filmmakers, and recent graduates, and aims to create a platform for fostering career growth and facilitating future projects.
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NEZ International Film Festival: NEZ International Film Festival (NIFF) stands for best of world cinemas in the categories of Feature Films, Short Films, Documentaries Films and Ad Films. A platform of NIFF is meant for bringing undiscovered pure talents before a larger audience of the world. NIFF is an umbrella; it is a conglomeration of niche festivals under one category. We treat the entire event as a visual carnival. The purpose of the festival is to celebrate everything the visual medium of cinema has to offer.
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QUEER HIPPO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Queer Hippo is a celebration of queer cinema that brings together authentic stories and audacious audiences for its annual program of original documentaries, dramatic films, original teleplays, music videos and shorts.
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GenreBlast Film Festival: The GenreBlast Film Festival is entering it's second year of genre filmy goodness. We are a one-of-a-kind film experience created for both filmmakers and film lovers to celebrate genre filmmaking (action/horror/sci-fi/fantasy, etc.) in an approachable environment.
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Downtown Tyler Film Festival: Downtown Tyler Film Festival is a celebration of storytelling through film in East Texas. We accept and show short films from all around the world, but we have a special fondness for local independent works.
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Catharsis International Film Festival: The Catharsis International Film Festival is an online film festival that wants to support filmmakers around the world. Categories go from short to feature, screenplay, music video, student short movie, commercial, pitches and animation. Each edition we have a guest judge with a lot of experience in the movie business. Every film that is selected to the festival will have a feedback from our judges.
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Sose International Film Festival: Sose International FIlm Festival Is being held annually in Armenia, Yerevanâ. The International cinematography is moving forward day by day, living the stages of its natural development; the sharing of experience and master classes are primarily for all artists of the world regardless of religious perceptions, political and socio-economical conditions. After all, Art tells people about people, it is fight and harmony at the same time, a collision of reality and delusion, which enlivens the person.
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The NZ Webfest: #NZWF17, the third edition of the NZ Web Fest, runs 18 â€“ 19 November in Auckland, New Zealand, curating and celebrating web series and other online video content and its creators. NZ Web Fest is proud to be a participating festival in this year's Web Series World Cup.
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Wheaton Film Festival: The Wheaton Film Festival highlights films made by talented and passionate filmmakers in the Mid-Atlantic region or about the Mid-atlantic region. The festival takes place yearly in Wheaton, MD. With panel discussions, film screenings, prizes, awards and more, the festival’s goal is to offer arts education and programming to the traditionally underserved community of Wheaton.
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I will Tell International Film Festival: I Will Tell International Film Festival is a powerful celebration of impactful dramas, documentaries, animations and short films from across the world, with each screening followed by inspirational and challenging Q&As with the filmmakers and supported by subject matter experts and other high profile speakers.
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London Rolling Film Festival: The London Rolling Film Festival is an unconventional mix between a film night and an industry networking event. Its main purpose is to showcase talented filmmakers and facilitate synergies and future collaborations between industry professionals at all levels. It is mainly attended by actors, directors & producers but also make-up artists, fashion designers and journalists. It's a vibrant event that’s constantly evolving.
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SAS Film Festival: SecretAdmirerSociety.com is filled with opportunity for Artists to get their work shared through our online network. By submitting to our festivals, we award the winners with one full year’s worth marketing support.
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New York City Independant Film Festival: Since 2009 the festival has embraced independent filmmakers with fresh ideas and new stories from around the world. We have showcased the best indie films to the entertainment industry and the NYC public. The NYC Indie Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that promotes artist filmmakers and true independent cinema in all genres: documentaries, feature films,shorts and super-shorts, music videos and animation.
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European Independant Film Festival: The European Independent Film Festival is dedicated to the discovery and advancement of the very best independent filmmakers from around the world. We proudly provide a unique platform for risk-taking storytellers to reach the broadest audiences possible. Our annual festival showcases films that demonstrate quality, innovation, and creativity in both form and content. These qualities are judged in 14 categories, 7 of which are open to non-European filmmakers (from the Americas, Australia, Africa, and Asia), and compete for 25 awards. Jury members come from around the globe, have a variety of backgrounds, and are all united in their desire to screen films that will truly impress and inspire attendees.
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Poe Film Festival: Poe Film Festival is organized and operated exclusively for Literary and Educational purposes associated with the instruction and development of literary and film works based upon the structural style of Edgar Allen Poe and the public display of such works to a community audience.
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Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival: The Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival Vienna is the second largest Poetry Film Festival. Beside a local competition German Speaking countries, the festival offers an international curated film program and a world-wide poetry film competition after a given festival poem. The festival is hold bi-annually and is co-operating with renowned art organizers in Austria and Europe for On Tour screenings.
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International Short Film Festival Kolkata: INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (ISFFK) 2017 is a film movement built around annual film movement and associated activities to create and explore a platform for the filmmakers, activists, students, scholars and common people who love films. To us, it is a celebration of films. Discussion of films, Watching films which shows the different feelings, different aspects of life, different shades of a society is something we always cherish to. The recent success and changed image of KIFF mentored by chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is the driving force behind this initiative. We firmly believe that Kolkata is the place where documentaries, short fiction films, music videos, experimental films and animations from around the world and across India get proper appreciation. In addition to this, interaction with the directors, actors, film making workshop, seminers on various aspects of films will be held there. This film fest is being organized by a group of volunteers, young and old, who wish to think differently and love films.Along with it, the guidance and support by film societies, film clubs in colleges and schools and various departments of Government of West Bengal must be mentioned. The festival is governed by legendary film makers like Sandip Ray, son of Oscar winning filmmaker Satyajit Ray, Gautam Ghosh, Kamaleshwar Mukherjee, Subrata Sen, Sujoy Ghosh and many others.
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