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Melbourne International Cinema Extravaganza M.I.C.E Festival
Earlybrid
Oct 30, 2018
$45
Regular
Mar 15, 2019
$55
Late
Apr 10, 2019
$60
Final Deadline
May 20, 2019
$65
Winners Notified:
Jun 1, 2019
The Melbourne International Cinema Extravaganza M.I.C.E. aims to be one of Melbourne's leading cinema extravaganza, raising awareness and celebrating these wonderful totem animals- Mice.

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

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

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

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

“I came up with this film festival idea whilst at my screening of my first film in my trilogy, FATE-It is what it is! This was at the 2013 New York City Independent Film Festival, in Time Square. New York is filled with masses of people running in all directions- like mice! Very similar to Mice in cages of scientific research and health trials. These humans were like mice, all going somewhere, doing something and 95% of them chasing their own creation and creativity. And almost 50% having suffered or been scared with terminal illness at some point in their lives. I came back to Melbourne city and saw the same thing. We are all mice and these amazing totem animals of this festival have such a significance to our lives. They are life-saving!
I want this festival to begin to bring awareness just to how lucky we are to have mice in our life and celebrate their existence in a Melbourne International Cinema Extravaganza- MICE.
It was the beginnings of creating brilliance. Don't wait – Create! And we shall do just that with all the amazing courage of all of us working as a team of creative little mice, exhibiting dynamic, wonderful, International films and in turn celebrate the life-saving mice!”
R Lobosco.
Creator/Director of MICE Festival.
One of the judges in the 2016 MICE festival.
Silhouette Awards- 2nd Annual
Late
Oct 31, 2018
$55
Final Deadline
Dec 31, 2018
$75
Winners Notified:
Mar 8, 2019
The awards only go to the women filmmakers. They cannot be an assistant in any role on the crew. They must be the lead role on the crew. This event also has a special awards event and networking event after the awards and films shown. This is our second annual event that will take place in March of 2019. This event will take place from March 6th to March 8th, 2019. March 8th will have the awards ceremony (A beautiful award) and networking event. Location TBA.
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA)
Monthly
Oct 31, 2018
$25-40
Monthly
Nov 30, 2018
$25-40
Monthly
Dec 31, 2018
$25-40
Final Deadline
Aug 23, 2019
$25-40
Monthly
Sep 30, 2019
$25-40
Winners Notified:
Nov 23, 2018
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization designed to showcase innovative works by emerging filmmakers from around the world, providing the Los Angeles community of entertainment professionals and film goers with a constant surge of monthly screening events.
The Artemis Women In Action Film Festival
Regular
Oct 31, 2018
$70
$45
Late
Dec 15, 2018
$80
$55
Final Deadline
Jan 15, 2019
$90
$65
Winners Notified:
Apr 25, 2019
Artemis Motion Pictures brings you the first film festival dedicated to honoring female action and empowerment heroes.

We celebrate powerful women taking action onscreen. From female action heroes to female activists, we shine a spotlight on women in narrative, documentary and animated films who are fearless, fierce, and revolutionary.

AWIAFF extols women who kick ass and change culture! Our festival mission is to both kick ass and open minds.

All narrative, animated, and documentary films featuring women starring or co-starring as a physical action and/or empowerment characters are welcome at Artemis. All categories are competition categories with awards in each category.

2018 HIGHLIGHTS
Artemis was very proud to have Paul Feig present our 2018 edition. He was joined by sponsors CAA, LA Weekly, Agenda Magazine, Citi, Final Draft, Habibi Bath & Body, and others.

The festival recognized Actress Michelle Rodriguez, Actress Ming-Na Wen, Director Rosemary Rodriguez, Director/Stuntman TJ Scott, Actress Dana DeLorenzo and stunt performers Debbie Evans, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Danielle Burgio, Kachina Dechert, Heidi Pascoe and Cassandra Ebner for their excellence in the female action genre.

The fourth edition was kicked off with The Artemis Awards Gala. Strong female characters were the theme and the lineup of action heroines and stuntwomen that showed up on the black carpet to receive their due at the awards presentation was impressive. Arrivals included all 2018 honorees as well as David Mazouz, Dot Marie Jones, Victoria Smurfit, Richard Portnow, Kristanna Loken, Yancy Butler, Zoe Bell and many others too numerous to mention.

The festival received submissions from 32 countries, screened 78 films, expanded the number of screens as well as the panels and workshops offered. The filmmaker competition awards were expanded to recognize outstanding stunt work and choreography.

The panels included Artemis’ signature All-Stars of Stunts and Warrior Women panels. In honor of the #MeToo movement, the edition included A Sex Type Thing panel discussion hosted by August McLaughlin. The 2018 edition also included a cannabis panel discussion hosted by Windy Borman and two workshops on indie film financing, hosted by Ms. In The Biz and Seed N Spark.

Awards & Prizes
Artemis Awards are presented for Audience Choice, Best Film, Best Director, Best Documentary, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Fight Scene, Best Action Sequence, Best Screenplay, as well as others.

Top three winners and two finalists of the Screenplay Competition receive:

• Final Draft script writing software. Final Draft is the industry standard in screenwriting software allowing writers to focus on what they do best – writing scripts. Value: 249.00
• InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you. Producers have made more than 200 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip. Value: 100.00
Rules & Terms

Artemis Women In Action Film Festival (AWAIFF) requires that all films feature a female in an action role as a lead or co-lead, whether narrative, short, animation or documentary.

NARRATIVE & ANIMATED FILMS: Fictional films having a run time of 40 minutes or longer of any genre showcasing leading or co-leading women in action or empowerment roles. i.e.: narrative: "Terminator 2," Sci-Fi/Action; "Aliens," Horror/Action; "The Heat," Comedy/Action; "Suffragettes," Drama; animation: "Frozen," "Brave," "Tangled," and "The Croods."

DOCUMENTARY FILMS Real life stories having a run time of 40 minutes or longer showcasing leading or co-leading women in action or empowerment roles. i.e. Stories about women in the armed forces, public service (police force, fire fighters, paramedics, etc.), social or political activism, pro and non-pro sports. etc.

NARRATIVE & ANIMATED SHORT: Fictional shorts having a run time of 3 - 40 minutes of any genre showcasing leading or co-leading women in action or empowerment roles. See above for examples.

DOCUMENTARY SHORT: Real life stories having a run time of 3 - 40 minutes showcasing leading or co-leading women in action or empowerment roles. i.e. Stories about women in the armed forces, public service (police force, fire fighters, paramedics, etc.), social or political activism, pro and non-pro sports. etc.
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10th Annual New Media Film Festival
Regular
Nov 3, 2018
$80
$80
Late
Jan 3, 2019
$85
$85
Final Deadline
Apr 3, 2019
$90
$90
Winners Notified:
Jun 2, 2019
10th NEW MEDIA FILM FESTIVAL
Los Angeles, California - USA
June 1-2, 2019
In the Spotlight today is the 10th Annual New Media Film Festival, producing a cutting-edge, fair, upscale festival devoted to upcoming and seasoned content creators. More than 20 competitive categories are now open that collectively celebrate a broad spectrum of storytelling – podcasts, web series, tablet media, virtual reality, augmented reality, drone, 3D, and many more. Huffington Post aptly describes the festival, "Makes the cutting edge accessible."

In 2018 the Festival screened 110 projects from 40 countries with 34 World Premieres, 7 US Premieres, and 24 Los Angeles Premieres. As noted by SAG & Golden Globe Winner Matthew Modine, "New technologies have empowered and enabled creators outside of a studio or network system to make their own movies and develop cutting edge entertainment. Affordable cameras and editing software allow artists to create and express their skills for a multitude of new distribution platforms. We are presently witness to how storytelling is being redefined in the 21st Century. New Media Film Festival highlights and showcases what will come next." The festival extends its forward thinking to promote a positive future and proudly honors luminaries with its Socially Responsible Conservationist Award. In 2018 the award went to Jeff Bridges.

Judges at the New Media Film Festival include representatives from HBO, Marvel, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Television Academy, and other pioneers in the entertainment industry. There's even a competitive category for Sniplers, 30-second mini-trailers featured to garner attention for films not yet made. Filmmakers vie for a chance at $45,000 USD value in services and prizes. The festival also offers further screening opportunities to winning works on New Media 2D and 3D channels and other distribution opportunities.
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
Honoring stories worth telling, New Media Film Festival brings the best in new media to the world.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The rationale behind the festival is clear. New media continues to show its lasting power and potential to evolve - there is scope for truly groundbreaking and compelling work in the world of storytelling. The festival is designed to both discover and cultivate highly creative work from emerging and seasoned content creators. Filmmakers will benefit from a Red Carpet Press Junket, VIP Soiree, Web Series Superstar Panel, live music, technology panels, networking lounge, international art exhibit, Q&A's, audience awards, and much more.

"I thank the New Media film festival for what they've done for young filmmakers," legendary director, Roger Corman.

Put your innovative work forward and join the unique community of content creators at New Media Film Festival - submit today!
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SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York
Late Deadline
Nov 14, 2018
$60-70
Final Deadline
Dec 14, 2018
Extended Deadline
Dec 14, 2018
$70-80
Winners Notified:
Mar 21, 2019
SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival New York Submissions are now open for SRFF 2019 on Filmfreeway and WithoutaBox. The Sixth edition of the festival takes place at Cinema ViIlage March 15-21, 2019. To date SRFF has screened 277 films from 35 countries. Submissions are made from all over the world. SRFF is a non-profit film festival designed to shine a spotlight on international and local filmmakers who raise awareness of social issues, in response to the proliferation of violence and violent forms of storytelling on screen. SRFF’s Fifth Edition launched 70 new films from 35 countries that covered a broad range of socially relevant™ stories about immigration, women and girls, human trafficking, climate change, ageing, mental health, disability, social justice, homelessness, LGBTQ rights, VR/360º films and more. SRFF2019 promises to have an equally rich and interesting program of films and workshops. For more information and to find out how to submit visit the festival website.
Watch the SRFF 2018 trailer here.
https://youtu.be/NsIS6HzJ7vE

Please check the fee structure below. We do not offer any waivers, no exceptions!
Occasionally we send out a discount code for some deserving projects.
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NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA)
Final Deadline
Nov 27, 2018
Winners Notified:
Feb 27, 2018
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization designed to showcase innovative works by emerging filmmakers from around the world, providing the Los Angeles community of entertainment professionals and film goers with a constant surge of monthly screening events.
Digital Griffix Film Festival
Final Deadline
Dec 20, 2018
$15
$15
Winners Notified:
Dec 25, 2018
After a successful third year, Digital Griffix online film festival is back as an international online event, a showcase of short films under 30 minutes and full length films. The films are selected each month to be screened from our website and vimeo account for a week or more, starting on February 1st 2018. There will be a new deadline set every month.

At the end of the year, on December 25th 2018 the winners in each category will be announced. All genres welcomed, films must be submitted in english or subtitled in english. Films in french or subtitled in french can also be submitted.

All films will be screened in a secure way with no download option available.

The categories to submit in are :

-Animation
-Documentary
-Fiction film
International Safe Community Short Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jan 5, 2019
Winners Notified:
Mar 8, 2019
The aim of this Festival is to portray all different aspects and widest meanings of the “Safe community” through movies.
We concerned with issues like:
Safe roads and urban places
Safe schools and living places
Safety of children, elderly and disables
Health, hygiene and safe community
Information technology, communication, smartization and safe community
Culture of citizenship and safe community
Environmental issues and preparation for natural disasters
Violence and suicide prevention
Here are our fields in details:
Safety and urban transportation
Safe sidewalks
Safe urban roads
Safe and clean transportation
Safety and standards of vehicles
Safe community and traffic codes
Health, hygiene, environment, and safe community
Trauma care
Provision of medical services in order to prevent and control medical disorders
Safe community and mental and physical health
Safe community and nutrition
Safety in urban and public places
Improvement of environmental safety with a focus on modern approaches (especially at schools, religious places, etc.)
Safety and urban services
Role of urban services in community safety
Safe community and environment
Safe urban design and planning
Urban landscape and visual and psychological tranquility
Effective factors of safety improvement in urban design and planning (especially people with disabilities and impairment, the elderly, etc.)
Effect of urban lighting and lighting design on urban safety
Securing urban facilities in order to prevent accidents
Information technology, communication, smartization, and safe community
Application of IT and communications in identification, record, and analysis of information of incidents
Smartization and safe community
The role of information technology, communications, and smartization in web safety.
Culture of citizenship and safe community
Educating public and its contribution to safe community
Culture of citizenship and the role of citizens in promoting safety in society
Citizenship rights and safe community
Religious educations and safe community
Risk and safety management
Indicators of risk taking management of urban disasters
Preventive measures for urban risks
Initial and secondary risks rising from climate change in a region
Instructions
Instructions, structural and artistic features, festival calendar, and the address for submission of your film are as follows:
Features of admissible works
Comprehensive features:
Films must have been made within the past three years.
Short films and animations must be maximum 30 mins and documentaries 40 mins in length.
Copy of the submitted film is not returned.
Planning and films screening order is decided by the secretariat of the festival.
After submission to the secretariat, films cannot be withdrawn from the screening order.
The festival secretariat is authorized to display received films in other dependent events within or outside the boundaries of the country.
Non-English films must have English subtitle.
American Youth Film Festival
Early Bird
Jan 5, 2019
$20.00
Regular
Feb 2, 2019
$40.00
Final Deadline
Mar 30, 2019
$60.00
Winners Notified:
Apr 13, 2019
Lights. Camera. Action! For the Love of Film
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Overview
The American Youth Film Festival™ is an opportunity for the youth to showcase their movie making skills. Many young people regularly produce movies that are then posted on websites such as YouTube and Facebook. We want to capture that interest and channel it to understand the “love of film or film making” through the eyes of youth filmmakers.

Who Can Participate?
The American Youth Film Festival™ is open to ALL YOUTH regardless of race, creed, or national origin that are currently enrolled in elementary school, middle school, high school or college. Suggested submissions and entry fees will be in one of four categories, elementary school ($20.00), middle school ($30.00), high school ($40.00) or college ($50.00). Film must be works directed and/or produced by elementary school, middle school, high school or college students. Adult supervision must be limited to an advisory capacity only.

All film (national and international) may be submitted into only one category, however, film makers may submit additional entries with separate forms and entry fees. All entries have specific time limits including titles and credits unless otherwise noted. The American Youth Film Festival is a family event therefore, NO ENTRIES MAY CONTAIN NUDITY, PROFANITY or EXCESSIVE VIOLENCE. Failure to adhere to these requirements will immediately disqualify entry and NO REFUNDS WILL BE AWARDED.

By submitting your entry to The American Youth Film Festival you give us full permission to download a digital copy of your video as well as playing it during the festival week via projector and online.

All films must be in the following format:

What format does FilmFreeway recommend for video uploads?

FilmFreeway accepts all major video formats. We transcode videos for playback compatibility and performance, and recommend that you use settings close to our output settings:

Maximum video bitrate: 2200 Kbps, H.264, mp4
Audio bitrate: 128 Kbps, AAC
Aspect ratio preserved; maximum video width of 1280 pixels

"Official Selections" or film chosen for screening will be required to mail (2) FLASH DRIVE copies of their video for viewing during the festival screening. Submitter will receive 2 festival passes.

Animation – any animated movie, not more than 10 minutes
Comedy - any comedy film, not more than 10 minutes
Commercials – any 30 second commercial of local businesses*
Documentary – any documentary not more than 15 minutes
Feature – any narrative film not more than 30 minutes
Music Video – any music video not more than 4 minutes
Public Service Announcements – any 30 second PSA*
Science Fiction – any sci-fi film not more than 10 minutes
Short – any narrative short film not more than 15 minutes

*NOTE: The American Youth Film Festival suggests that all filmmakers submitting in the Commercial & Public Service Announcement categories partner with a local business or a non-profit entity to produce their submission. In cities and towns across America there are small businesses or groups that will support student filmmakers in exchange for a 30 second commercial. Additionally, it is strongly suggested that filmmakers research people, places, monuments and special-interest causes in their local area and consider subjects with historical significance for documentary submissions.

NOTE: Film trailers are not eligible for consideration in any category.

The American Youth Film Festival Movie Poster Contest:
The American Youth Film Festival Movie Poster Contest is open to all elementary school, middle school, high school and college students in two divisions, Film Division and Non-Film Division.

Film Division: Movie posters based on an official American Youth Film Festival entry. Photographers, graphic designers, animators, multimedia artists, etc...partner with student film maker to create a movie poster based on the film maker's AYFF submission. The poster may be based on movie stills or may be a caricature design.

Non-Film Division: Movie posters created by photographers, graphic designers, animators, multimedia artists, etc...not based on an AYFF movie submission. The poster may be based on photos or may be a caricature design.

Each American Youth Film Festival Movie Poster entry must be:
1. Digital submission only.
2. 1275 x 1800 pixels (18 in. x 24 in.) with one half inch white border.
3. Saved as .jpg (JPEG) in RBG format not to exceed 3MB.

All American Youth Film Festival Movie Poster "Official Selections" will be displayed in a slideshow on the American Youth Film Festival website. A select number of posters will be selected for exhibition and featured in a separate exhibit at the American Youth Film Festival.

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

Our prizes are symbolic and they depend of the paying submissions we get but we try our best to promote cinema and support directors.
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NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA)
Final Deadline
Jul 11, 2019
No Deadlines - Monthly Fest
Jul 11, 2019
$25-40
Winners Notified:
Aug 11, 2018
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization designed to showcase innovative works by emerging filmmakers from around the world, providing a forum where filmmakers can be recognized for their contributions, have open audience discussions about their projects and connect with industry professionals for insight on distribution, production, acquisition and representation. Submission fees are $25 (LA Local), $30 (non-LA Local Student), $35 (Shorts) and $40 (Features).
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