Celebrate Diversity in Film! 7th Annual Winter Film Awards CALL FOR ENTRIES #WFA2017 #WFASoDiverse #callforentries #filmfestival

Posted June 27, 2017

Winter Film Awards showcases emerging filmmakers from all genres from around the world, with a special emphasis on highlighting the work of women and minority filmmakers. Submit your latest work now and take advantage of Early Bird Rates! Early Bird Deadline September 5 – Regular Deadline October 17 – Late Deadline November 15

Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival announces a Call for Entries for its 7th Annual celebration of independent film, to be held February 22 – March 3, 2018 in New York City. Filmmakers from around the world will travel to NYC to attend the Festival’s full week of film screenings and industry networking after-parties, which will conclude with a glittering awards ceremony to be held on March 3, 2018.

The rapidly growing Festival – which was recently voted one of the Top 10 Best Reviewed Festivals on FilmFreeway – seeks a diverse collection of creative indie films from NYC and worldwide in all genres – ranging from narrative features to short films, from documentaries to animation, and from music videos to web series and horror films.

Outstanding work will be awarded for each category, along with Best Director, Best Actor/Actress, Best Original Score, Best Student Film and the NY Perspectives Award for best depiction of the New York multi-cultural experience. For the 2017 Festival, 88 films from 30 countries were selected for screening, including 42% made by women, 45% made by people of color and 33 first-time directors. Works of all genres, forms, and lengths are considered for Festival screening.

Independent filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit films online via FilmFreeway at https://filmfreeway.com/festival/WFA

WINTER FILM AWARDS IS NEW YORK CITY. Like the city itself, we showcase the eclectic diversity and excitement of the independent arts world. We are an all volunteer, minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Visit http:/winterfilmawards.com for more information!

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56th Ann Arbor Film Festival #filmfestival #callforentries

Posted June 9, 2017

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the oldest avant-garde and experimental film festival in North America, founded by George Manupelli in 1963. Internationally recognized as a premiere forum for independent filmmakers and artists, each year’s festival engages audiences with remarkable cinematic experiences. The six-day festival presents 40 programs with more than 180 films from over 20 countries of all lengths and genres, including experimental, animation, documentary, fiction, and performance-based works.

Awards:
The AAFF offers approximately $21,000 in cash and in-kind awards each year.

Entries:
Open to the public

Eligibility:
The Ann Arbor Film Festival is open to all motion pictures and all genres that demonstrate a high regard for the moving image as an art form. Work previously submitted may not be re-entered. Entries are accepted in one of two categories: short and feature length. Short films are 59 minutes and under in runtime. Feature films are 60 minutes or longer in runtime. Foreign entries should have English subtitles.

Formats:
Entries are accepted in the following formats: Internet Link (URL) and 16mm. We DO NOT accept DVD, Blu-Ray, VHS or video data files for screening purposes.

If you would like the festival to prescreen a 16mm print of your film, please contact the AAFF directly to make shipping arrangements at submissions@aafilmfest.org

One AAFF entry form or withoutabox entry is required per film. Please submit a brief 2-3 sentence statement (no more than 70 words) about your film for use in the festival program.

Please do not submit a press packet with your film. Due to the volume of entries we cannot ensure that your press packet will survive submission season. If your film is accepted, you will be notified of how to submit your press material.

Fees:
Deadlines for the upcoming 56th AAFF (Festival dates: March 20-25, 2018)
* Early Deadline: July 1- July 31 ($30 Short / $40 Feature)
* Official Deadline: Aug. 1 – Aug. 31 ($45 Short / $55 Feature)
* Late Deadline: Sept. 1 – Sept. 30 ($60 Short / $70 Feature)
For more information: http://www.aafilmfest.org

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1st Annual “I See You Awards” for Low Budget Indie Filmmakers [Detroit, MI] #filmfestival #callforentries

Posted March 28, 2017

Now there’s an awards program designed specifically for low-budget independent filmmakers.

The awards were created by Terri Lee, a professional film critic for WWJ Newsradio 950 / CBS Radio Detroit. Terri is a member of several film critics groups, including the Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS) and the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the largest film critics group in the U.S. and Canada.

The “I See You Awards” provide an opportunity for low-budget independent filmmakers worldwide to be recognized and rewarded for their accomplishments. The first annual awards will be handed out on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at the Boll Theater in downtown Detroit, the hottest turnaround story in the United States!

Currently, sponsors include the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office, Emagine Entertainment, The Lee Group, LLC and WWJ Newsradio 950/CBS Radio Detroit, among others.

We are currently accepting nominations on our website: www.iseeyouawards.com

Filmmakers who enter via the FilmFreeway link will receive 50% off the entry fee by using the code: ISYA2017.

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Carys Evans talks to director Nicholas Moss at the 2016 Edinburgh Short Film Festival about short film making and directing John Hurt #filmfestival

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Posted February 27, 2017

Much saddened as we were to hear about the death John Hurt, we unknowingly gave him on of his last screenings at last year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival when he appeared in Nicholas Moss’s outstanding short drama BREAK which we screened on Sunday November 6th at Summerhall.

Nicholas was interviewed by our very own film critic and presenter, Carys Evans who talked to Nicholas about short film-making and working with John Hurt amongst other things in a wide-ranging interview.

http://www.edinburghshortfilmfestival.com/uncategorized/carys-evans-talks-short-film-to-director-nicholas-moss-at-the-2016-esff/

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Winter Film Awards 6th Annual Indie Film Festival Feb 23-Mar 4 2017 NYC #WFA2017 #WFASoDiverse #filmfestival

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Posted February 6, 2017

Winter Film Awards Is New York City. Like the city itself, we showcase the eclectic diversity and excitement of the independent arts world. Winter Film Awards is proudly one of the Top 10 Best Reviewed Festivals on FilmFreeway.

Winter Film Awards 6th annual Indie Film Festival runs Feb 23-Mar 4 in NYC with a jam-packed schedule of 88 films of All Genres — Free Discussion Panels —$5 Matinees —Bloody Thursday All Horror All Day — Daily Screenings of fantastic films and lots of Free Parties. Gala Red Carpet & Awards Ceremony to be held @Club230Fifth (230 Fifth Ave) Mar 4 8-11PM.

Among the awesome films you can see at Cinema Village in the heart of Greenwich Village (22 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003), is a diverse mixture of 11 Animated films, 8 Documentaries, 11 Feature narratives, 10 Horror films, 12 Music Videos, 24 Narrative shorts and 7 Web series, including 12 student films and 33 first-time filmmakers. Filmmakers come from 30 countries; 42% of the films were created by women, 45% were created by people of color.

Hollywood might ignore women and people of color, but Winter Film Awards celebrates everyone! #WFA2017 #WFASoDiverse.

* Tickets on sale now! http://2017wfa.eventcombo.com/
* Opening Night Filmmaker’s Reception & Kick-Off Party …. Feb 23 8-11PM … FREE
* Screenings All Day …. February 24 – March 2
* Cocktail party with Cinematcher – try out the newest app called “the Tinder of Film Casting” …. Feb 27 6-7:30PM … FREE
* Film, Identity and Space: Indie Iranian Films Discussion …. Feb 28 6-7:30PM … FREE
* Getting Financing for your Indie Film Discussion Panel …. Mar 1 6-7:30PM … FREE
* Understanding Legal Issues for Indie Filmmakers Discussion Panel …. Mar 2 6-7:30PM … FREE
* The Casting Process – Discussion Panel & Networking Party …. Mar 3 6-9PM … $5
* Awards Ceremony & Gala Red Carpet Party … Mar 4 8PM-2AM … Club230Fifth … FREE

Winter Film Awards beautiful official 2017 Festival artwork was designed by renowned artist and Professor Viktor Koen from the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

Visit www.WinterFilmAwards.com for tickets, schedule and details

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Early Bird Deadline Approaching for Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2017! #filmfestival

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Posted January 25, 2017

There’s usually plenty of reasons to submit your film to the ESFF and this year we are offering awards for Best Director, Best Male & Female Actors and Best Animation. We’ll also be programming the best 2017 films for our touring programme.

Our austerity-beating submission fee this year, is a mere £12 per entry until Monday January 30th 2017 – after that date the submission fee will rise, so get your skates on, but don’t blame the intern if you miss it!

http://www.edinburghshortfilmfestival.com/call-for-entries/

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Casting for Table Read in Seattle, WA #filmfestival #casting

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Posted January 6, 2017

Who: Seattle International Film Festival

When: January 18, 2017 6:30-9:30pm

Where: SIFF Film Center, 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA

What: SIFF Catalyst First Draft live script table read series, now in its fourth year, features unproduced scripts that were finalists in the 2016 Catalyst Screenplay Competition.

This month we’re proud to present Richard Willet’s THE FLID SHOW: A charismatic, belligerent English nightclub singer, born with flipper-like arms because his pregnant mother took the drug thalidomide, believes his deformity will keep him from ever finding love — until he falls for a pretty young American doctor, with intimacy issues of her own, and must confront his own dark past in order to win her.

We’re looking for a minimum of ELEVEN actors. SIX FEMALE and FIVE MALE. Ages range from early teens to mid 50s.

Please email me at screenplay@siff.net if you’re interested. The table read is unpaid but all performers will receive FOUR SIFF MOVIE PASSES.

About the Screenwriter:
Richard Willett was born in Hollywood but grew up in Vancouver, Canada. He spent several years as a playwright in New York City before recently returning to Los Angeles. His screenplay THE FLID SHOW was a semifinalist in the 2013 Nicholl Fellowships competition and has been optioned twice, and his screenplay 9/10 was a Nicholl semifinalist in 2011 and an Austin Film Festival semifinalist in 2010. It is currently in development (see www.910movie.com). He has also been a Nicholl quarterfinalist (2014), has second-rounded in Austin ten times, and is working right now with independent producer Yolanda Parks of Kamali Films writing a script based on a true story she has life rights to. Richard’s stage plays have been presented off-off-Broadway and at theaters across the country. Other honors include an Edward F. Albee Foundation Fellowship; a Tennessee Williams Scholarship; grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts (among others); designation as a finalist for the Sundance Screenwriters Lab; and showcasing with a featured screenplay in the IFP Market in New York. His plays TRIPTYCH, 2B, and THE FLID SHOW have all been published by United Stages.

http://www.siff.net/education/catalyst-(filmmakers)/first-draft

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Edinburgh Short Film Festival Submissions Now Open for 2017 #filmfestival

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Posted January 2, 2017

Screening the best in International contemporary short cinema at venues across the Scottish capital in Autumn.

The best films will be included in our programmes for other festivals across the UK & Internationally.

This year, we’re excited to be programming films for our 2017 partners: Asia’s largest short film event, Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia as well as the Sardinia Film Festival, Australia’s Scots Day Out, Hidden Door in Edinburgh and some other partnerships we’ll announce shortly.

We’re also planning to expand our awards structure with prizes for best director & best animation – more details about that soon in the meantime, we’re open for entries online:

http://www.edinburghshortfilmfestival.com/call-for-entries/

Or via one of our partners – Film Freeway, Withoutabox, etc.
watch this space for more details soon!

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Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2016 Preview #filmfestival

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Posted September 25, 2016

2016 EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL PREVIEW

The Edinburgh Short Film Festival, Edinburgh’s accessible, friendly and eclectic short film festival launches on October 26th,screening 77 short films from 23 countries.

Alongside some of the best Scottish films, we’re also showcasing French Fantasy, animation from Greece, Indonesian documentary, Canadian crime drama, Australian social realism, English drama, Scottish black comedies and much more!

See our preview article for more info:

http://www.edinburghshortfilmfestival.com/uncategorized/edinburgh-short-film-festival-2016-preview/

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CALL FOR ENTRIES | 2017 Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival | Early Deadline Sep 1 #WFA2017 #WFASoDiverse #filmfestival

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Posted August 14, 2016

Winter Film Awards showcases emerging filmmakers from all genres from around the world, with a special emphasis on highlighting the work of women and minority filmmakers.

Submit your latest work now and take advantage of Early Bird Rates! Early Bird Deadline September 1 – Regular Deadline October 15 – Late Deadline November 15

The Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival (WFA) announces a Call for Entries for its 6th Annual celebration of independent film, to be held February 23 – March 4, 2017 in New York City. Filmmakers from around the world will travel to NYC to attend the Festival’s full week of film screenings and industry networking after-parties, which will conclude with a glittering awards ceremony to be held on March 4, 2017 in the luxurious Empire Room at Club 230 Fifth, one of NYC’s premier nightclubs.

The rapidly growing Festival – which was recently voted one of the TOP 20 BEST REVIEWED FESTS on FilmFreeway – seeks a diverse collection of creative indie films from NYC and worldwide in all genres – ranging from narrative features to short films, from documentaries to animation, and from music videos to web series and horror films. Outstanding work will be awarded for each category, along with Best Director, Best Actor/Actress, Best Original Score, Best Student Film and the NY Perspectives Award for best depiction of the New York multi-cultural experience. For the 2016 Festival, 86 films from 26 countries were selected for screening, including 40% made by women, 40% made by people of color and 26 first-time directors. Works of all genres, forms, and lengths are considered for Festival screening.

Independent filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit films online via FilmFreeway at https://filmfreeway.com/festival/WFA

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Call for Entries: 36th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival #filmfestival

Posted July 7, 2016

Submissions are now open for the 36th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, April 20 – May 6, 2017. Films made after January 1, 2016 are now being accepted for consideration.

Presented by the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, MSPIFF is one of North America’s largest and longest-running film festivals. The festival annually features new films from more than 70 countries to an audience of over 45,000 and attracts around 250 visiting industry guests from around the world. Panel discussions, parties and student screenings are highlights of the festival’s 17-day run each year.

Submissions are accepted through Withoutabox and FilmFreeway with the following deadlines:

Earlybird: September 1, 2016
Regular: October 15, 2016
Late: November 15, 2016
Extended: December 15, 2016
Withoutabox Extended: December 31, 2016

In recognition of Minnesota’s filmmaking community, MSPIFF offers one (1) complimentary submission per individual for projects that qualify as “Minnesota Made” and are submitted before the Late Deadline, November 15, 2016. Eligible “Minnesota Made” films submitted between November 16 – December 31, 2016 may request a 50% discounted entry. To qualify, a film’s director must be a current Minnesota resident OR a combined 50% or more of production and/or post-production must have taken place in Minnesota. Please email submissions@mspfilm.org to claim this fee waiver.

For information regarding awards, deadlines, fees, official guidelines, and links to the submissions platforms, please visit mspfilm.org/mspiff-submissions.

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Celebrate Diversity in Film! 6th Annual Winter Film Awards 2017 CALL FOR ENTRIES #WFA2017 #WFASoDiverse #filmfestival

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Posted July 5, 2016

INDIE FILMMAKERS … do you have an awesome film? WINTER FILM AWARDS announces a CALL FOR ENTRIES for the 2017 Indie Film Festival to be held Feb 23 – Mar 4 2017 in NYC. We seek diverse, fresh voices and creative indie films from emerging filmmakers in all genres – feature length and shorts, narrative fiction, documentary, animation, horror, web series and music videos. Submissions deadlines: Early-Sept 1, Regular-Oct 15, Late-Nov 15. Visit www.WinterFilmAwards.com for more information!

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Grenada Afterglow Film Festival [Grenada, MS] #afterglow2016 #filmfestival

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Posted June 29, 2016

The 3rd Annual Grenada Afterglow Film Festival kicks off on Friday, Oct 7th with “Mister Murdery” a mystery crime improv show by Tupelo, MS Improv Troupe “West of Shake Rag”. Saturday Oct 8th events feature 8 hours of short Independent Films (Animations, Documentaries, Narratives, Music Videos & Experimentals), Music, Tech, Cosplay, Writing, Workshops, & Gaming Tournaments. Full Schedule coming soon.

Submit your film (Deadline July 15): https://filmfreeway.com/festival/GrenadaAfterglowFilmFestival
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grenadaafterglow/
Website: http://www.grenadaafterglow.com

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2016 Edinburgh Short Film Festival Deadline Imminent #filmfestival

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Posted June 19, 2016

The Deadline for submissions to the 2016 Edinburgh Short Film Festival is imminent – Monday June 27th!

The ESFF will be programming films for festivals & arts events across the world. We’re excited to be partnering Japan’s biggest short film festival, Short Shorts in Tokyo & the chilled-out Sardinia Film Festival AND at the famous Edinburgh Fringe…and of course, we’ll be screening the best films at venues across Scotland’s beautiful capital city in Autumn and awarding the Rising Star Trophy!

Deadline for submissions is Monday June 27th 2016
Time is running out so don’t delay…submit today!!

http://www.edinburghshortfilmfestival.com/call-for-entries/

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Festival Cinema Invisible April 1–3, 2016 [Schenectady, NY] #filmfestival

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Posted February 13, 2016

Festival Cinema Invisible is now accepting film submissions for its 2016 Film Festival at Proctor’s GE Theatre in Schenectady, New York.

Upstate New York-based Festival Cinema Invisible (FCI) is now accepting independent films for its 3-day festival (April 1 – 3, 2016) of Persian language and Middle Eastern films at Proctor’s GE Theatre.

Festival Cinema Invisible is an independent, not-for-profit venue dedicated to celebration of Middle Eastern arts and cinema. FCI is seeking “invisible” films for its 2016 film festival. Filmmakers of Middle Eastern origin regardless of their place of residence, as well as filmmakers making films about topics or subject matter related to the Middle East are encouraged to submit their films. FCI does not charge an entry fee for submission. All films submitted will be reviewed by the selection committee.

The FCI website (cinemainvisible.org) cites several categories of Invisible Cinema including Hidden Cinema (where themes or ideas are hidden, however unconsciously, in the works of one or more filmmakers), Censored Cinema (where the film is not permitted to screen within its country of production), and Unseen Cinema which includes films that have been forgotten or ignored.

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Shriekfest Film Festival Oct 6-9, 2016 #filmfestival

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Posted February 5, 2016

Shriekfest, the Los Angeles Horror/SciFi Film Festival continues its tradition as Los Angeles’ Premier horror film event, presenting an exciting program of films each fall with beautiful Los Angeles as its backdrop. Now, in it’s Sweet 16th year, Shriekfest takes place at the legendary Raleigh Studios, which is the largest independent studio operator in the country. We offer filmmakers and film fans alike an ideal setting in a world-famous city. Both established and emerging filmmakers gain media exposure, connect with the region’s diverse audiences, and participate in an acclaimed event attended by industry professionals as well as horror and scifi fans. Over the past Fifteen years, Shriekfest has welcomed numerous indie icons into its family.

We are looking for original films and screenplays. We are accepting films/screenplays in five categories: narrative feature, narrative short, narrative super short, feature screenplay, and short screenplay.

Shriekfest has a NEW category and we are very excited about it. “We wanted to come up with a category that would allow more people to be involved and receive exposure in the festival.” said Denise Gossett, Festival Founder and Director. “Most filmmakers don’t have a project to submit every year and this will allow everyone to be involved in the festival.” This new category will cover demo reels from anyone in the industry: directors, producers, editors, actors, writers, sound design, visual fx, makeup, etc. Most industry people have a demo reel and many have trouble getting people to watch it. This new category allows industry people to judge it and then the top demo reels will screen at the festival!

Demo reels can be any genre and must be 2 min or less.

We will be awarding prizes to the winning filmmaker in each category.

Last year’s festival was a great success. We had our biggest audience yet, with a 20% increase over the previous year and more than 35 filmmakers in attendance.

HOW TO ENTER Entry form and information: www.shriekfest.com

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Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival – Feb 18-26 NYC #WFA2016 #WFASoDiverse #filmfestival

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Posted January 31, 2016

Winter Film Awards 5th annual INDIE FILM FESTIVAL runs Feb 18-26 in NYC with a jam-packed schedule of 86 films by emerging filmmakers from 26 countries. Free discussion Panels — $5 Animation afternoon —Bloody Thursday all horror all day — daily screenings of fantastic films and free parties every night.

Hollywood might ignore women and people of color, but Winter Film Awards celebrates everyone! #WFA2016 #WFASoDiverse

Among the 86 Official Selections to be screened at Cinema Village in the heart of Greenwich Village (22 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003), is a diverse mixture of 12 documentaries, 34 shorts, 10 narrative features, 9 animations, 7 music videos, 9 horror films and 5 web series, including 8 student films, 36 female directors, 40% of films by people of color and representation from 26 countries. 43% of accepted films pass the “Bechdel Test”. The majority of the films were made for a budget under $50,000.

* Tickets on sale now!
* Screenings & Discussion Panels at Cinema Village (22 East 12th Street, New York NY 10003) Feb 19-25
* Opening Reception at The Attic (251 West 48th Street, New York NY 10036) Feb 18 8-11PM, Open Bar 8-9PM
* Gala Red Carpet at Club 230Fifth (230 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10001) Feb 26 8-11PM

* FREE Parties every night
* FREE Discussion Panel Feb 23 “Getting the Best Sound in your Indie Film” with NYCPost Group
* FREE Discussion Panel Feb 24 “NY State’s Support for Filmmakers” with NYS Governor’s Office
. . . sponsored by Jungle Software. Each attendee will receive a complimentary copy of the Rate Book!
* FREE Discussion Panel Feb 25 “NYC’s Great Benefits for Filmmakers” with NYC Mayor’s Office
* $5 afternoon matinees Monday through Thursday
* Animation Afternoon Matinee – Feb 22 – $5
* Bloody Thursday – All Horror – All Day – Feb 25
* Screenings each night and all weekend $10 in advance, $15 at the door ($5 w/Student ID)

Visit www.WinterFilmAwards.com for tickets, schedule and details

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Lillifest 2015 Indie Film Festival [St. Louis, MO] #filmfestival

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Posted September 9, 2015

LilliFest Indie FILM FESTIVAL – Finalists for each genre will be chosen by The Lilliputian Panel of Judges however the winner for each genre will be decided by the public at the public screening below.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 4
TIME: 11:00AM – 5:00PM

http://www.lillifest.com

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: Lillifest Indie Film Festival [St. Louis, MO] #filmfestival #indiefilm

Posted August 11, 2015

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Call For entries deadline approaching for Lillifest Indie Film Festival, St.Louis, Missouri. Submit for as low as $5 on Film Freeway. http://www.lillifest.com

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: Oxford Film Fest [Oxford, MS] #filmfestival #indiefilm

Posted July 27, 2015

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http://oxfordfilmfest.com/get-involved/submit/

Submit your film using our profile at FilmFreeway.com

When to submit?

July 31 through September 15, 2015 = Early bird rate
Mississippi Music Video = $10
Mississippi Narrative and Documentary Short = $15
Animation, Experimental, Narrative and Doc Short = $25
Narrative and Documentary Feature = $40
September 16-November 1, 2015 = Regular rate
Mississippi Music Video = $15
Mississippi Narrative and Documentary Short = $25
Animation, Experimental, Narrative and Doc Short = $35
Narrative and Documentary Feature = $50
November 2 – November 15, 2015 = Late Deadline rate
Mississippi Music Video = $20
Mississippi Narrative and Documentary Short = $35
Animation, Experimental, Narrative and Doc Short = $45
Narrative and Documentary Feature = $60

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: Taos Shortz Film Fest #filmfestival #indiefilm

Posted June 14, 2015

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CALL FOR ENTRIES NOW OPEN!!!
The Taos Shortz Film Fest is again searching the globe for outstanding short films. We are looking for compelling stories, exemplary production and cinematography and overall awesome films!

Voted one of “the 50 film festivals worth the entry fee” by Movie Maker’s Magazine this spring, Taos Shortz boasts being the stellar shorts film fest in the country. Do you have a tale to tell? A secret to reveal? A truth that screams to be heard? If you think you have what it takes, submit your film.

Festival dates: April 7-10, 2016
www.taosshortz.com to submit

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2016 Winter Film Awards Indie Film Fest #filmfestival #indiefilm

Posted June 3, 2015

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WINTER FILM AWARDS announces a CALL FOR ENTRIES for the 2016 Indie Film Festival to be held Feb 24-27 2016 in NYC. We seek diverse, fresh voices & creative indie films from NYC and the entire world in all genres – feature length and shorts, narrative fiction, documentary, animation, horror, web series and music videos. Submissions deadlines: Early-Sept 1, Regular-Nov 1, Late-Dec 1.

Now in its fifth year, the rapidly growing Festival showcases the work of emerging filmmakers, and we build our screening program from submissions, not invited films. Each year, roughly 90% of selected films were received via regular submissions. For the 2015 Festival, 76 films from 29 countries were selected for screening, including 34 by female directors and 20 student films, and 75% had a budget under $50k. Works of all genres, forms, and lengths are considered for Festival screening.

Outstanding work will be awarded for each category, along with Best Director, Best Actor/Actress, Best Original Score, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Student Film and the NY PERSPECTIVES Award for best depiction of the New York multi-cultural experience.

Submit films via https://filmfreeway.com/festival/WFA16

Visit www.WinterFilmAwards.com for more information!

2015 Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival #WFA2015 #filmfestival

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Posted February 2, 2015

Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival Feb 25-28 NYC — 75 Films, 15 Awards, 1 Fantastic Weekend!

The 4th Annual WINTER FILM AWARDS Independent Film Festival runs Feb 25-28 with 3 days of screenings, networking events and after-parties. The event offers something for everyone, highlighting the dynamic range of storytelling the independent filmmaking community has to offer. Among the 73 films selected is a diverse mix of documentaries, shorts, features, animation, music videos and horror films from all over the world.

Screenings at Blue Diamond Theater, 777 Eighth Avenue NYC, all day Feb 26-28. Gala Awards Ceremony and After-Party Feb 28 at the glittering Empire Room @230Fifth, 230 Fifth Avenue NYC – FREE 21+ w/ID. Visit www.WinterFilmAwards.com for tickets, venues, schedules and details.

Winter Film Awards (WFA) mission is to recognize excellence and diversity in cinema by nurturing emerging filmmakers from all genres from around the world. WFA celebrates the crazy cultural mixture that is New York City, showcasing emerging filmmakers from every age, ethnic, racial, religious, cultural, political and geographic perspective, allowing the audience a chance to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out.

Corporate and local support of Winter Film Awards plays an critical role in the life of the Festival and underscores WFA’s commitment to quality, adventure and diversity in the art of cinema. WFA is privileged to continue our collaboration with Gray Line New York, Ride of Fame, B&H Photo & Video, The Village Voice, Video Blocks/ AudioBlocks/ GraphicStock, Sony Creative Software, Jungle Software, Cyberlink, Glidecam, Rooftop Films, Worldcast Inc, JT Talent, and ProductionHUB, Inc. an online marketplace for broadcast TV, motion picture, pro video, live event, corporate & digital media production.

WFA is delighted to welcome new partners BtOVEN Music studio, DJI Camera Drones, Edelkrone film making solutions, Gotham Sound production audio solution, Gotham Mini Storage, FeverUp curated event site, Mike’s Hot Honey, NI3 Inc, PS Print quality and dependable online print services, Spirit Animal Creative Studio, Uber ride share, Yelp and Zacuto film rigs.

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated 501(c)3 organization. For information on tickets, schedules, sponsors, film descriptions and more, please visit www.WinterFilmAwards.com and find us on Facebook.

Winter Film Awards announces CALL FOR ENTRIES for 2015 Indie Film Festival #callforentries #filmfestival

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Posted June 27, 2014

WINTER FILM AWARDS announces a CALL FOR ENTRIES for the 2015 Indie Film Festival to be held Feb 25-28 2015 in NYC. We seek diverse, fresh voices & creative indie films from NYC and the entire world in all genres – feature length and shorts, narrative fiction, documentary, animation, horror and music videos. Submissions deadlines: Early-Sept 1, Regular-Nov 1, Late-Dec 1. Submit films via https://filmfreeway.com/festival/WinterFilmAwards. Visit www.WinterFilmAwards.com for more information!

Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival Feb 26-Mar 1 NYC #filmfestival

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Posted February 4, 2014

The 3rd Annual WINTER FILM AWARDS Independent Film Festival kicks off Wednesday, Feb 26 with 3 days of screenings, networking events and after-parties. The event offers something for everyone, highlighting the dynamic range of storytelling the independent filmmaking community has to offer. Among the 61 films selected is a diverse mix of documentaries, shorts, features, animation, music videos and horror films from all over the world. Visit www.WinterFilmAwards.com for tickets, venues, schedules and details.

Our mission is to recognize excellence and diversity in cinema by nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them get recognition and contacts to break into a tough industry. We celebrate the crazy cultural mixture that is New York City, showcasing emerging filmmakers from every age, ethnic, racial, religious, cultural, political and geographic perspective. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of films and filmmakers, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. In addition to our yearly Independent Film Festival, we host 4-6 events each year in NYC, including panel discussions, networking parties, a 48-Hour Film Challenge and other fun film-related events.

Feb 26: Filmmaker’s Reception & Kick-Off Party @49Grove, 7pm-2am. FREE
Feb 27/28: Screenings 12pm-11:10pm at Blue Diamond Theater, 777 Eighth Ave
March 1: Screenings 10am-8pm
March 1: Awards Ceremony & After-Party Gala, The Empire Room@230 Fifth, 8pm-2am

WFA 2014 Independent Film Festival Call For Entries! #callforentries #filmfestival

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Posted September 16, 2013

Following the recent success of the WFA Kickstarter campaign, The Winter Film Awards announces a CALL FOR ENTRIES for the 3rd Annual Independent Film Festival to be held February 27 – March 1 2014 in New York City. The weekend festival consists of three days of film screenings and industry networking after-parties culminating in an awards show to be held on March 1.

The WFA Festival focuses on the diversity of independent film, and offers an exciting mixture of film genres, viewpoints and subjects in order to give attendees the opportunity to see films they might never think to seek out. Among the 58 films selected for the 2013 Festival was a collection of documentaries, shorts, features, animation, music videos and horror films, including 9 student films, 15 female directors and representation from over 15 countries. Much like New York City itself, the Festival brings together the kaleidoscope of personal experiences into a glorious and energetic whole.

WFA 2014 Festival Submission categories include Narrative Feature, Foreign Language, Short, Documentary, Animation, Music Video, Horror and Screenplay categories. Outstanding work will be awarded for each category, along with Best Director, Best Actor/Actress, Best Original Score, Best Student Film and the PERSPECTIVES Award for best depiction of the multi-cultural experience. Submissions deadlines are as follows: Early Bird Deadline – October 15 2013, Regular Deadline – November 15 2013, Late Deadline – December 1 2013, Extended Deadline – December 15 2013. Entrants will be notified of final decisions by January 5 2014. Films may be submitted online via https://www.withoutabox.com/login/10803

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a non-profit 501(c)3 volunteer-run and operated organization which celebrates diversity of local and international film-making. Their focus is on showcasing emerging filmmakers from every age, ethnic, racial, religious, cultural, political and geographic perspective and providing a stepping stone for all filmmakers, from students with blossoming careers to established industry veterans, to screen their work in front of a large audience and gain recognition for their achievements.

For further information about Winter Film Awards events and sponsors, visit www.WinterFilmAwards.com

New York No Limits Film Series

Calling all film lovers! New York No Limits Film Series third short film program of 2012 spotlights several woman filmmakers and cuts across a broad spectrum of genre. The six selected short films form a thematically impactful and diverse style of expression.

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The event will take place on Thursday June 14th at NUYORICAN POETS CAFE 236 E. 3rd St. NYC. The program will begin at 9:00 pm, tickets are $8.00 in advance and $12 at the door the day of the event.

The program is highlighted by Bryce Dallas Howard’s WHEN YOU FIND ME created via Canon’s “Long Live Imagination” campaign, U-TURN directed by Ewa Sklodowska about a woman’s desperate act after a miscarriage, the animated TREPPENWITZ directed by Ivan Orkeny delivers a beautiful dance of visuals and music and the comedy THE ELEVATOR by Kanta Gahigiri.

The series will culminate with the NYNL Film Series 2012 Summit in November showcasing the outstanding short films from the past year and Feature film selections.

June 14th Films

THE BIRTHDAY BOYS, Rafael De Leon Jr. dir. (U.S.) World premiere 10 minutes
On her deceased boyfriend’s birthday, a young girl in a desperate situation turns to a friend for help, unaware of the grave and deadly consequences lying ahead.

THE ELEVATOR, Kantarama Gahigiri dir. (U.S.) NY premiere 6 minutes
Thankful for a rare job opportunity in a darkened world, Slip takes on his new post as elevator operator with enthusiasm and dedication. But his best efforts can’t keep the mistakes from adding up, especially as the odd and mysterious occupants toy with him. Desperate to keep his job Slip finds himself locked in a survival battle with the elevator itself.

FIGURE #1, Chus F. Sarrion dir. (Spain) 13 minutes
Rebecca Poulson, was born with disgust for human contact. Isolated in her home by her bizarre artistic creations, her biggest dream is to exhibit her sculptures at The Gallery. After being constantly rejected by the gallery owner, she decides to try something innovating by building Lus, a humanoid doll that will radically changer her career and personal life.

TREPPENWITZ, Ivan Orkeny dir. (U.S.) NY premiere 13 minutes
A miniature spiral staircase model, born of an 18th century carpentry guild, is paralyzed by its future and enchained by its past. It resents everything about its existence including the fact that it was carved by a craftsman rather than having sprung from the womb of a Matryoshka doll. Nor was it conceived as the creation ladder of Ramon Llull’s 14th century eight step ascension theory.

U-TURN, Ewa Sklodowska dir. (U.S.) World Premiere 9 minutes
Maria is pregnant and dreams about having a happy family with her married lover. One night she has a miscarriage and he decides to stay with his wife. After leaving the hospital, Maria steals a baby from Central Park and escapes in a cab.

WHEN YOU FIND ME, Bryce Dallas Howard dir. (U.S) 29 minutes
The story of two sisters whose childhood bond is tested by a tragedy they are too young to understand. Alternating between past and present, ‘When You Find Me’ is an emotional fable of two people coping with loss in very different ways, and what it takes to find peace within yourself and reconciliation with the ones you love.

NYNL focus is curating films that reflect the filmmaker’s purest vision with strong theme, visual styling and character elements. NYNL launched in November 2010 to serve as a platform for daring and emerging filmmakers. The series has screened over 100 films from 15 countries thus far.

CALL FOR ENTRY: Moving Pictures Film Festival

The Moving Pictures Film Festival is a first time non-profit short film festival put on by the Not So Fine Arts Society of Quincy, Illinois. The overall purpose of this is to not only expose an audience to a diverse collection of films, but also to offer a genuine theatrical experience emphasizing a traditional presentation of cinema. As a film fest we aim to present a wide variety of filmmaking – short films, trailers, documentaries, animation, experimental, music videos, student work, and any micro budget to big budget film in between. Being a first time fest there will be no entry fee or monetary awards given. This is a small fest in a small town with an idea of creating a big show. These films are intended to be used solely to entertain an audience and enhance their appreciation for the filmmaking process. The Moving Pictures Film Festival is about not only exposing you to a new audience, but to expose our audience to something new. Please refer to website for any questions, contact info, or to make a submission. Thanks!

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Nokia Shorts 2011 Winner

Splitscreen: A Love Story from JW Griffiths on Vimeo.

British director is crowned the winner of Nokia Shorts 2011

Splitscreen, a movie about two people falling in love, is named the World’s Best Short Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival

After four months of searching the globe to find the world’s best short film in partnership with online video sharing site Vimeo®; Nokia has crowned JW Griffiths from Great Britain as the winner of Nokia Shorts 2011.

His movie on two people falling in love, told through both their perspectives simultaneously, won over the crowd and critics at The Nokia Shorts Weekender at the Edinburgh International Film Festival where the finals of the Nokia Shorts 2011 took place.

Eight filmmakers hailing from the United Kingdom, Finland, Australia and North America were shortlisted from thousands to create a short film for the finals of Nokia Shorts 2011. Each filmmaker brought their own unique vision to life on screen; basing their films on a wide variety of themes including homelessness, child fantasy, isolation and perception. Each film was created on the Nokia N8 smartphone.

All films were showcased at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in front of experts in the film industry and dedicated movie fans. The Nokia Shorts 2011 Jury including Oscar winner and CEO of digital advertising agency R/GA Bob Greenberg, film aficionado Jalmari Helander and Director of short film ‘Rare Exports Inc’, unanimously agreed that James’ thought-provoking mobile movie would receive the Nokia Shorts Prize & $10,000 USD prize fund.

Steven Overman, Vice President Marketing Creation, Nokia states: ‘”Every film submitted for the final of Nokia Shorts was exceptional but James’ movie about two people falling in love stood out. The objective of competition was to empower filmmakers from around the world with the amazing, high quality video capabilities of the Nokia N8 smartphone. We loved all eight films and it was very tough to choose a winner, and we hope creative people everywhere are as inspired by the results as we are.”

The runner up films at The Nokia Shorts Weekender were:

1. ‘Pearls of Wisdom ‘
Jason Van Genderen – Australia
A unique, short documentary featuring ‘pearls of wisdom’ from homeless and displaced people

2. ‘The Adventures of a Cardboard Box’
Temujin Doran – UK
The escapades of one boy and his cardboard box – his own gateway to a million, fantasy adventures

3. ‘Dirt’
Joseph Marcantonio – UK
A post-apocalyptic cowboy film

4. ‘The Rider’
Josh Brooks – USA
A classic story with a twist set in the hills of Montana

5. ‘Thunk in Public’
Ryan Maples – USA
A comedy short on unfiltered thoughts, leading to awkward situations

6. Homecoming
Teemu Nikki – Finland
Humourous film featuring key props including salmon, knife and a pair of gloves

7. Daniel
Aurora Fearnley – UK
A drama fantasy about one person coming to terms with a special, mystery gift

The winning film, as well as the other 7 finalist’s films are now online to view: http://www.vimeo.com/nokia

The Nokia N8 introduces HD-quality video recording (with a stabilizing function to help reduce camera shake) and film editing software so consumers can produce the blockbusters they want straight from the palm of their hand. With a microphone on both the front and the back of the handset for a greater sense of the original ambient environment and Dolby® Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound, the Nokia N8 is the ideal smartphone for directors in the making.

Indie Fest 2011 Offers $1,000 Cash Prize

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Indie Fest is about helping independent filmmakers gain credibility, publicity and introductions to distributors with whom the Indie Fest has relationships. The primary goal of traditional film festivals is to bring entertainment to local audiences which makes filmmakers of secondary importance. The Indie Fest is not a traditional film festival, it is an awards competition. Serving filmmakers is our first and only goal.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The goal of the Indie Fest is to help the winners of this coveted award achieve the recognition they deserve. We seek entries from talented filmmakers, television producers and videographers. The Indie is a top-tier, international awards competition. The Indie is a showcase for cinematic gems and unique voices. It is a user-friendly competition.

Indie awards go to those filmmakers who produce fresh, standout entertainment, animation and compelling documentaries. The Indie is a showcase for cinematic gems and unique voices.

The Indie Fest’s has seasonal deadlines/judging and grants awards as appropriate within four to six weeks after each deadline. Winners are also promoted via targeted press releases to media outlets, and to The Indie’s email database of more than 23,000 filmmakers and industry insiders.

The Indie recognizes filmmakers who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity.

For rules, deadlines, terms, and conditions, visit:
https://www.withoutabox.com/03film/03t_fin/03t_fin_fest_01over.php?festival_id=9212

Official website: http://www.theindiefest.com/