Mecal Pro, 27th Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival

Barcelona, Spain

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Deadline
15 Apr 2025


Published: 20 Jul 2024
 Has submission fees
Short films

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Mecal Pro, the Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival, will celebrate its 27th edition. The long history of MECAL PRO has consolidated it as one of the most important short film festivals in Europe and the world, thus receiving the support of local, national and international institutions. We have screened in 2024 more than 300 short films in 29 sections that we program.

Mecal is strongly committed to promoting the exhibition and dissemination of audiovisual creations in the short format, not only with the public, but also in having creators and distributors meet through different activities. Mecal is also devoted to foster emerging talent, by holding events and awards specially aimed at young creators. In this sense, it also works as a short film dissemination network, organising screenings both at a national and an international level, collaborating with festivals, embassies, and institutions around the world.


GOYA!

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 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Experimental


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Human Rights Film Festival Brazil

São José dos Campos, Brazil

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Deadline
31 Dec 2024


Published: 20 Jul 2024
 Has submission fees
Short films


The Human Rights Film Festival Brazil is an international festival of short films of up to 25 minutes that address the theme of Human Rights in their plot. Whether it is the fight to guarantee the rights of humanity or denouncing disrespect for these universal rights.


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 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


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XVIII Cine del Mar International Film Festival (Punta del Este, Uruguay)

Punta del Este, Uruguay

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Deadline
23 Jun 2025


Published: 19 Jul 2024
 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films


This cultural proposal takes place within the framework of the commemoration of a new anniversary of Punta del Este, celebrating the best independent cinema from around the world. It began as a Mercosur cinema and grew to become an international festival. Cine del Mar has been declared of Presidential Interest and is sponsored and supported by the Ministry of Tourism, the Municipality of Maldonado, the Municipality of Punta del Este, the Ministry of Education and Culture through ACAU (Uruguayan Film and Audiovisual Association), and the embassies of the participating countries.


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Dark Scream Film Festival

Mumbai, India

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Deadline
29 Sep 2024


Published: 19 Jul 2024
 Has submission fees
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We love horror and we're very excited to watch your films!

The Dark Scream Film Festival (DSFF) is an international festival seeking for the best horror films.

The Selected films will be recognized and awarded in various categories.

DSFF has made a point to keep our entry free as to give everyone the chance to enter, and we offer number of award categories!

DSFF's panel of judges is set in different parts of the world and comes with a variety of horror film expertise.

Your drive, your vision and the often seemingly insurmountable challenges that you face bringing your ideas to life are what makes us proud to champion your films and bring them in front of a highly appreciative audience.

Submit your film to us today and let us help and support you to gain true recognition and become a celebrated winner of the Dark Scream Film Festival.
We're very excited to see your creations!


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 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


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Wellsboro Film Festival

Wellsboro, United States

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Deadline
17 Nov 2024


Published: 19 Jul 2024
 Has submission fees
Short films


Welcome to Wellsboro Film Festival, where independent cinema meets small-town charm. Founded by collaborating filmmakers who first worked together at their boring corporate video jobs, Thomas Smith and Thomas Verdi want to help others bring their stories to the screen. Having attended many film festivals, they've learned that some festivals care about their filmmakers' experience, and others see them as numbers or dollar signs. That's why they're going the extra mile to make Wellsboro Film Festival not just about the films, but about the entire filmmaker experience. At Wellsboro Film Festival, every accepted filmmaker will enjoy two nights' lodging at the historic Penn Wells Hotel. All accepted films will screen at the Arcadia Theatre, located right next to the hotel. Wellsboro, PA, with its quaint Main Street, embodies the essence of small-town USA—literally—as it's served as the setting for the Hallmark movie Christmas Comes Twice and comes with its very own Grand Canyon. Join us in February 2025 for a celebration of indie cinema, community, and camaraderie in this picture-perfect mountainside town.


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Lunigiana Cinema Festival

Fivizzano, Italy

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Deadline
01 Jun 2025


Published: 18 Jul 2024
 Has submission fees
Short films


Lunigiana Film Festival is a festival dedicate to shortfilms that takes place in the "Città Nobile of Fivizzano", an ancient village in Tuscany on the Via Francigena.

The festival is divided into three categories: - Free theme - Environmental theme - Human rigts


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 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Experimental


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12th Indian Cine Film Festival-24, Mumbai

Mumbai, India

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Deadline
23 Aug 2024


Published: 18 Jul 2024
 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films


India Cine Film Festival has its roots almost a decade back in northern India. The festival was launched in Meerut and was concluded successfully in Noida with participation from almost 18 countries. In year 2014 the Miniboxoffice has adopted the festival officially from its organizers and Indian Cine Film Festival are now moving with passionate minds of Miniboxoffice. The ICFF-24 aim is to give momentum to the independent cinema.

The ICFF objective is to create a platform for the meeting, sharing & development of great cinematic ideas. The festival along with international competitive films screenings also holds a film market & industry oriented master classes & discussions. The festival will provide a central point where industry people can share business and new opportunities shall be created for new talent.

The 12th edition of Indian Cine Film Festival is aimed to set new milestone and it’s an endeavor of Miniboxoffice to make it relevant for each & every participant. With this I welcome you all & see you at ICFF-24 with your cinematic craft.


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New Ways of Audiovisual Storytelling Canary Islands Festival

San Andrés y Sauces, Spain

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Deadline
06 Aug 2024


Published: 18 Jul 2024
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films


Would you like to discover brand new forms of storytelling? Are you interested in topics such as transmedia, videogames or other innovative media linked with audiovisual field? This is your festival.


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Festival de cine independiente de Toluca

Toluca, Mexico

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Deadline
30 Sep 2024


Published: 18 Jul 2024
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films
Feature films


Second edition of the "independent film festival in Toluca".


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 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


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Bollywood USA International Film Festival

Rehoboth Beach, United States

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Deadline
31 Dec 2024


Published: 18 Jul 2024
 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films


The Bollywood USA International Film Festival is a prestigious event that celebrates the vibrant and diverse world of Indian cinema in the United States. It serves as a platform for filmmakers, actors, and industry professionals to showcase their work and connect with audiences from around the globe. The festival showcases a wide range of films, including feature films, documentaries, short films, and music videos, all highlighting the rich cultural heritage of Bollywood. Through this festival, it promotes cross-cultural understanding and appreciation for Indian cinema on an international scale.

From the creators of the Depth of Field International Film Festival, Docs Without Borders Film Festival, and the WRPN.tv Women’s International Film Festival (among a few other successful festivals) and, under the umbrella of the WRPN.tv Network, we bring you the Bollywood USA International Film Festival (BUIFF)

Don’t forget feedback, the one element most festivals ignore.

We don't just charge you a fee and ignore you if you're rejected.

With us, rejected films have access to feedback, the one element most festivals ignore.

Instead of paying submission fees and getting nothing in return,
EVERYONE who submits to BUIFF will receive EITHER OF TWO benefits:

Either 1) your film is already competition caliber and becomes an Official Selection,

OR 2): You’ll receive a letter outlining exactly what prevents it from being accepted.

If you can make corrections, you can resubmit for FREE.

First-time filmmakers: when have you ever received a letter and had the festival explain WHY your film was rejected?

Much less let you resubmit for FREE, even the following season (In case you did not have enough time to fix it)


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SALERNO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Salerno, Italy

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Deadline
30 Sep 2024


Published: 17 Jul 2024
 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films


Il Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Salerno was founded in 1946 by CINECLUB SALERNO.

Since its inception, the Salerno Festival has been characterized as a competitive event for Italian and international productions, thus proposing a continuous comparison on the developments of world cinematography.

The Festival assigns to cinema an important social function and its finality is to constantly adapt its line with an eye to the evolution of technologies and new "audiovisual" media.

The 78th Salerno International Film Festival will take place in Salerno from 25th to 30th of November 2024. To increase the viewing of the films taking part in the Event more widely available, these films will also be visible on a dedicated VOD platform, subject to the authorization of the competitor.

Films uploaded on to the platform will only be visible to those who register on the site and cannot be downloaded. Those who register on the site to view the films have the possibility of voting for their favorites for the purpose of the "PUBLIC AWARD".

If one does not wish to be present on the platform VOD, the registered film will be viewed by the jury. The screening of the films participating in the Competitions in the Festival locations will be scheduled at the discretion of the Festival Management and in any case in relation to the date and the regular method of submitting the films.

In addition to the Competitions for the various Cinematographic Sections, the Festival also proposes Reviews, Retrospectives and collateral activities (Exhibitions, Conferences, Round Tables, etc.) as a contribution to the dissemination of the History of Italian and International Cinema.

On the final evening of 30 November 2024, prizes will be awarded to the winning films and awards to prominent personalities in the artistic, social and cultural fields. The Award Ceremony can also be divided into two specific evenings: an evening dedicated to "Specialised Cinematography" (documentaries, cartoons, etc.) and another evening dedicated to Feature and Short Fiction Films and various awards.

Both the side events and the awards ceremony will be streamed on the Festival's social channels.


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Unalome film festival

Edolo, Italy

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Deadline
10 May 2025


Published: 17 Jul 2024
 Has submission fees
Short films


UNALOME FILM FESTIVAL
Against gender violence!
Competition notice

Organization
Unalome associtaion, wich offers socio-educational and recreational services in Valcamonica, promotes the first edition of Unalome film festival, for italian and foreign film makers about “gender violence”. The meaning of this competition is to raise public awarness about the topic in all of its aspects, such as support for families and socialization in contemporary society.
We also want to create a school section for forth and fifth grade. We invite this last grade, in particular, to involve students in every phase of the creation of a short movie. We think debate among younger students is important to understand their point of view about gender violence.
Unalome film festival’s first edition plans two sections

Film makers section
School section


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Venus Brightest Star International Film Festival

Mumbai, India

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Deadline
31 Jul 2024


Published: 17 Jul 2024
 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films


The festival is a showcase of films in all genres by young emerging filmmakers.The cultural capital of India hosts numerous film festivals every year. Our team has taken into account the features of most film festivals. To present something new, we decided to place our primary focus on independent underknown filmmaking from all over the world. Besides, we realize that the boundaries of cinema have expanded significantly over the past two decades due to the digital "revolution.” Nowadays, one can shoot films with a smartphone, without using special equipment or being a professional filmmaker. Therefore, the cinema has become far more expressive and entered a new era of its development, uncovering all shades of life, all colours of culture and subcultures. We believe that the programme of Venus Brightest Star Film Festival gives a free hand to any way of artistic expression.

We welcome any experimental ways that create new film languages evolving the cinema!


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 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


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Diputación de Jaen Short Film Festival against Gender violence

Jaén, Spain

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Deadline
15 Sep 2024


Published: 17 Jul 2024
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films

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The topic of the work will be the violence of gender, in any of its manifestations, its prevention and sensitization against it, being able to present documentaries and short films of plot fiction.

The jury will have special consideration for those works that address this issue by focusing on the youth world.


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 Fiction  Documentary


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Tracce Cinematografiche Film Fest

Nettuno, Italy

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Deadline
15 Apr 2025


Published: 17 Jul 2024
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films


The Film Tracks Film Fest wants to be a meeting point between fans of filmic language, propose quality works.

A special prize will go to a short film about the MEDITERRANEAN.

We love Cinema and how we want to spread it.


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OMOVIES - LGBT Q Film Festival

Napoli, Italy

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Deadline
30 Sep 2024


Published: 17 Jul 2024
 Has submission fees
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Feature films


OMOVIES 17

Call for Participation
The International Competition
on Lesbian Gay Transgender and Questioning audiovisual works.

Deadline: september 30, 2024

Preliminary remarks

The Association i Ken Onlus announces a competition for audiovisual lesbian gay transgender and/or questioning-themed works, at the 17th edition of OMOVIES – Lesbian Gay Transgender and Questioning Film Festival. The Festival will be held both on-line and in the cinema room.


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shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival

Bern, Switzerland

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Deadline
04 Aug 2024


Published: 16 Jul 2024
 Has submission fees
Short films

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shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival is a premier venue for the exhibition and promotion of short films. The festival is an exceptional twelve-day event with a unique concept – a transnational film festival simultaneously taking place in eight cities on five continents worldwide. The festival includes three main segments:

shnit PLAYGROUNDS*
shnit EXPANDED
shnit OPENING | shnit FINALE*

In its twentyone years of existence, shnit has become a major international short film festival that reinvents itself in ever new forms. What started as a local initiative is now an exceptional transnational event that connects and inspires makers and fans of short films across the globe. shnit embraces diversity, originality, and exchange between creators and an audience from different cultures and backgrounds. It is the main goal to actively increase the perception of short filmmaking by creating a multi-platform event for high-quality short films. With its cinematic treats, the popular festival fascinates more than 30.000 visitors and therefore belongs to the leading short film festivals in the world.

shnit is a non-profit organization. The annual festival is created and centrally coordinated by the shnit ASSOCIATION in cooperation with the executives. The organization is built on principles of excellence and professionalism, enabling the global expansion of the festival possible.

*shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival takes place simultaneously in the several cities, shnit PLAYGROUNDS, on five continents. Planned for 2024 are screenings in Buenos Aires [Argentina], Cairo [Egypt], Goa [India], Hong Kong [China], Moscow [Russia], San José [Costa Rica], Australia, Canada, South Africa and the shnit OPENING in Bern [Switzerland] and the shnit FINALE in Amsterdam [The Netherlands]. Affected by the aftermath of the Covid-pandemic, there may be changes in this planning and / or a geo-blocked password protected online screening could replace a theatrical screening. The shnit FINALE in Amsterdam is held annually, as long as the contributions of the partners and sponsors make this possible.The definite festival-setup will be announced on September 1st 2024 on shnit.org.


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Vegan Çiftlik Short Film Festival

Izmir, Turkey

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Deadline
01 Nov 2024


Published: 16 Jul 2024
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films


Vegan Çiftlik
International short film and video art festival
İzmir / Türkiye


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 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental


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International Amity Short Film Festival

Istanbul, Turkey

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Deadline
23 Aug 2024


Published: 16 Jul 2024
 Has submission fees
Short films


ATTENTION: This is a thematic film festival about friendship/amity. Please read the regulations before submission. There is no entry fee for Turkish Film to all category.

The International Amity Short Film Festival intends to share with the audience all sorts of film forms that points directly or indirectly to the relationship between humanity and the universe that focuses on friendship. In the broadest sense, by using one of the most effective form of the contemporary arts—cinema, we would like to create an awareness about the concept of “Friendship” through various conferences, interviews, workshops, competitions, and film screenings within the festival with the purpose of rereading, rethinking, and multiplying its reflections in our lives.


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 Fiction  Animation  Experimental


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Spello International Short Film Festival

Spello, Italy

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Deadline
05 Jan 2025


Published: 16 Jul 2024
 Has submission fees
Short films


Spello is a wonderful old medieval village with amazing history, art, tradition, nature, food and wine, in the beautiful Italian region of Umbria.

Spello is placed in the centre of Italian area between Florence, Perugia and Rome.

…… a film finishes and everyone stands up to leave the screening room, the film credits are however still being shown, and in doing so the immense work by those professionals, who contributed to the making of the film with passion and professionalism, is overlooked. How much hard work and sacrifice has been involved? Who are these people behind the scenes?

For this reason the "Festival del Cinema Città di Spello ed I Borghi Umbri" – “RASSEGNA CONCORSO LE PROFESSIONI DEL CINEMA“, was established in 2012; dedicated to those professionals behind the scenes of cinema:

http://www.festivalcinemaspello.com/fcs/index.php/it/spelloisff

The idea of the festival was created by Donatella Cocchini, President of L’Associazione Culturale Aurora and by movie director, Fabrizio Cattani.

FROM 8 YEARS THE FESTIVAL HAS A NEW SECTION DEDICATED TO SHORT FILMS BY PROFESSIONALS FROM AROUND THE WORLD WITH THE COMPETITION:
“SPELLO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL”

The Festival is characterized because it rewards the best professions who work behind the scenes to make a film. The jury will decide the winners by evaluating overall the various processes and professions who participated, especially the script, the cinematography, the costumes, set design, makeup, sound, music.

The next edition will be held from 7 to 16 MARCH 2025

Next Year video-makers from all over the world will be able to show their works in this new international competition open to short film of any genre.

Ten days of live screenings, Award Event and for all winners a beautiful and original trophy exclusively create for the Spello Int’lShort film Festival.

ATTENTION ALL THE SELECTED SHORT FILMS AND THE FINALISTS WILL BE SCREENED DURING THE FESTIVAL DAYS.


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