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Austin Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jul 6, 2020
$85
Extended
Jul 6, 2020
$85
Winners Notified:
Oct 24, 2020
Known as the “Writers Festival” since its inception in 1993, Austin Film Festival recognizes the importance of narrative at the core of filmmaking. Without a good story, movies might just be sound and fury. The 27th Annual Austin Film Festival is October 22-29, 2020.

By celebrating the work of storytellers; those committed to crafting intricate worlds, fully-formed characters, and diverse perspectives, AFF bolsters its reputation as a champion for the creator.

The AFF Film Competition is here to bring independent filmmakers and their films into the spotlight. Whether your dream is to sign a contract, land an agent, learn from an industry icon, or take home the coveted Bronze Typewriter Award, it’s simple: you can’t win if you don’t enter. Categories include: Narrative Short, Narrative Feature, Student Shorts, Animated Shorts, Documentary Shorts, Documentary Features, Digital Series, Comedy Vanguard and Dark Matters Features.
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Marina del Rey Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jul 8, 2020
$35
$35
$30-35
Extended Deadline
Jul 8, 2020
$35
$35
$30-35
Winners Notified:
Jul 17, 2020
The 2020 Marina del Rey Film Festival will be held at Cinemark 18 & XD at the Howard Hughes Promenade aka HHLA July 10th - 16th.

All submissions are only $35.00 ($30.00 for Gold Members). Submissions are Open for shorts and feature narratives and documentaries, as well as screenplays. music videos, and even experimental films.

Marina del Rey is a hotbed of activity for film and technology on the West side of Los Angeles (aka the Silicon Beach of LA). The festival is accepting films in every genre, on any topic, from every country around the world from features to shorts. Its goals are to promote the spirit of film-making and indie film in Marina del Rey, Los Angeles and throughout the world.
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Kickoff Event to be Held on July 9th Venue and Time TBA
Awards Party and Ceremony July 17th Venue and Time TBA

For more information on submissions, visit the website http://marinadelreyfilmfestival.com/

To stay up to date with all the latest information about the Marina del Rey Film Festival, Like it on Facebook and follow it on Twitter and Instagram.
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Barnstorm Fest
Call for Entries
Jul 10, 2020
$30
$25
Earlybird
Aug 21, 2020
$40
$35
Official
Oct 2, 2020
$55
$50
Extended
Nov 13, 2020
$70
$65
Final Deadline
Dec 4, 2020
$80
$75
Winners Notified:
Dec 31, 2020
Barnstorm is not just a screenplay competition, its goal is to help you develop your script for production. Every script receives a letter of analysis from an industry professional WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF SUBMISSION and finalists receive a one-on-one consultation with a feature film producer as well as heaps of other rewards. The GRAND JURY PRIZE winner receives $9500 in cash & prizes, including a PROOF OF CONCEPT TRAILER PRODUCED BY BARNSTORM MEDIA.

At Barnstorm, we pride ourselves on helping our finalists and participants long after the festival is complete. We continue to work with and advise our participants on how to get their script made for as long as it takes. Barnstorm's ultimate goal is the preservation of independent film through the nurturing of independent voices.

FINALIST PACKAGE
Three finalists from each category will be able to pitch their projects directly to executives from Discovery Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment Television, New Line Cinema, Warner Brothers, Echo Lake Entertainment, Relativity Television, CBS, WEtv, Authentic Entertainment, Forman Productions, Infinity Media Inc., Little Studio Films, and Leftfield Pictures, all via iPitch.

Every finalist also receives a one-on-one consultation with a producer from Barnstorm Media who can advise you on how to get your film or television show made, or, better yet, how to make it yourself.

One finalist from each category will receive an InkTip prize package. Each prize package includes an InkTip script listing and an InkTip magazine listing that will promote your script to InkTip's large network of producers and reps.

All finalists receive a prize package from Script Mailer, who will email your script to over 400 of the industry's top agents, including agents at ICM, CAA and WME.

GRAND JURY PRIZE
One script, regardless of category, will receive the Grand Jury Prize package. The package includes all prizes offered to finalists, as well as $250, a three month listing on The Blacklist and, the kicker, BARNSTORM MEDIA WILL PRODUCE A PROOF OF CONCEPT TRAILER FOR YOUR SCRIPT.
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Screamfest Horror Film Festival
Regular
Jul 15, 2020
$57
$47
Final
Aug 1, 2020
$67
$57
Final Deadline
Aug 15, 2020
$82
$67
Extended Deadline
Aug 15, 2020
$82
$67
Winners Notified:
Oct 22, 2020
20th annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival takes place Oct. 2020 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood.

Moviemaker named us 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee and 30 Bloody Best Genre Fests In The World.

The festival accepts genre(horror, thriller, Sci-Fi, Fantasy) features and short films from around the world.

Screamfest is best known for discovery Paranormal Activity.
Big Apple Film Festival
Discount Deadline
Jul 15, 2020
$60
$50
Early Deadline
Aug 4, 2020
$70
$60
Regular Deadline
Aug 24, 2020
$80
$70
InkTip Extended Deadline
Sep 14, 2020
$90
$80
Final Deadline
Oct 5, 2020
$100
$90
Winners Notified:
Oct 12, 2020
2020 Big Apple Film Festival and Screenplay Competition(Fall Edition). Visit BigAppleFilmFestival.com or Film Freeway to enter a film or screenplay.
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Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition 2020
Regular Deadline
Jul 24, 2020
$55
$35
Final Deadline
Sep 24, 2020
$60
$40
Final Deadline
Oct 7, 2020
$65
$45
Extended Final Deadline
Oct 7, 2020
$65
$45
Winners Notified:
Nov 10, 2020
Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition was founded in 2010 to encourage and support independent filmmakers, who work in the horror, suspense, science fiction, drama, action, adventure, and art house genres.

*Top Awards*
Zed Fest Film Festival Independent Spirit Filmmaker Award
inspired by Independent Film Making Pioneers Robot Monster (1953) Director Phil Tucker, Jim Jarmusch, John Waters, Elaine May, John Cassavetes, Penelope Spheeris.

The Zed Fest Film Festival Mary Pickford Award For Excellence In The Film Arts
This Award is to Highlight Women in The Film Arts. In honor of the Great Mary Pickford Silent Film Pioneer. Co-Founder of the film studio United Artists and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Zed Fest Film Festival 2020 Prizes:
Over $5000 in Cash & Prizes will be Divided among winners

ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL GENRES:
Horror
Suspense
Science Fiction
Supernatural
Arthouse
Action/Adventure
Fantasy
Documentary
Music Videos
Super 8
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Web Series Festival Global
Final Deadline
Jul 30, 2020
$70
$70
Winners Notified:
Aug 15, 2020
Hollywood, CA– Web Series Festival Global is prestigious awards started in 2015, it’s a film festival where awards are given to Web Series Creators around the world. In the first International Annual Web Series Festival Global artists from various countries were awarded, the artists were from countries like USA, Russia, Spain, Italy, Canada and the Czech Republic.
Web Series Festival Global has a Best of Web Series, Web Series Script, Web Series Pilot and a Grand Prize, $5000 In awards.
For a grand event like this, sponsors play an important role. They are the people who provide the opportunities to creative content creators around the world. The sponsors for this event include Luck Films, Renderyard Films, LaughMD and iActing Studios.
www.WebSeriesFestivalGlobal.com
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Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
July
Jul 31, 2020
$35
August
Aug 31, 2020
$45
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2020
$60
$45
$55
Winners Notified:
Nov 30, 2020
​Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes highlights a selection of best films from around the world, November 27th-30th 2020
The festival aims to promote independent filmmakers and innovative work that take risks and move the frontiers from the boring and most of the times empty conventional to the artistic initiating strong emotions and out of the box exceptional. It equally aims to give the opportunity to independent filmmakers to showcase their work free of commercial constraints.
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes is an IMDBAwards listing Qualifier.
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Under The Stars International Film Festival
Fonda
Jul 31, 2020
$15
$8
Mirren
Sep 30, 2020
$15
$8
Final Deadline
Nov 30, 2020
$15
$8
Winners Notified:
Jan 18, 2021
Under The Stars International Film Festival is an international event. We accept local, national and international films. Film industry specialists watch films and videos and give notes and scores. Once a year we screen selected work at the live event.
Each 2 months, the submitted short movie and feature are privately screened and judged by a team of experts. The short movies (bi-monthly) winners are automatically qualified to compete and be screened at annual event.
The winners, for each category, will be rewarded.
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Global Film Festival Awards
July
Jul 31, 2020
$90
$50
November
Nov 30, 2020
$90
$50
Final Deadline
Dec 31, 2020
$90
$50
Winners Notified:
Jan 8, 2021
Welcome to GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS. We are a monthly and annual competition based in Los Angeles. We want the best worldwide film stories to promote filmmakers’ works for distributors.

The GFFA is an open door for independent filmmakers. It's a special jury formed by Hollywood producers, European and international distributors to promote films and new media.

What's the difference between submitting your project to GFFA and other film festivals?
GFFA is not the typical film festival that promotes only local artists. We have an original global channel with partners. To date, our press crew around the world includes press in the USA, Canada, England, Denmark, French, Italy, Spain, Japan, Australia, Argentina, and Brazil.

We understand the difficulties independent producers face to have a fully analyzed project. Our judging team is looking for potential films and filmmakers for scheduled meetings with executives from the film and television industry. GFFA is an opportunity for independent showrunners, directors, and producers to meet with a worldwide audience.

Every month, our jury will award the best independent filmmakers through private screenings. Every submission can submit to as many categories as fits the film to increase the chances of winning. We also provide honorable mentions for filmmakers who may not necessarily win but who should be acknowledged for their work. All the annual winners receive the prestigious Golden Star trophy, and monthly winners may contact our team to order their trophy and pay the production and shipping costs.

The GFFA Public Event will celebrate the "Best of Year" competitions. The Global Film Festival Awards has the honor of hosting eight exclusive artists on our team. The GFFA family is made up of diverse professionals who are looking for unique and creative films from around the world.
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THE HB FILM FESTIVAL
Final Deadline
Aug 1, 2020
$30
$18
Winners Notified:
Sep 1, 2020
YEAR 1 WAS AMAZING AND SO WE ARE BACK FOR YEAR 2 - Checkout some of the press here - https://bit.ly/2JdqPye

Our main goal is to Support Indie Film. Why not check out our social media pages to see how we help promote and showcase Indie Talent. Here are some words about our festival from Filmmakers.

"I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN NEARLY 100 FESTIVALS, SMALL AND LARGE, YOU HAVE BEEN THE FIRST TO BE SO ON TOP OF THE WHOLE SOCIAL MEDIA THING. I THINK YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL FUTURE AHEAD"
MICHAEL BAKER - FILMMAKER

"A LOT OF FESTIVALS COULD TAKE NOTES FROM YOU ON HOW TO RUN AN EVENT - HUGE KUDOS"
TARYN HOUGH - FILMMAKER / ACTOR

"FOR A FESTIVAL YOU ARE GOING BEYOND THE EXPECTATIONS AND WE ARE REALLY GRATEFUL"
SIDARTHA MURJANI
FILMMAKER / ACTOR

"LET'S ALL HEAR IT FOR THE HB FILM FEST WHO ARE THE MOST SUPPORTIVE FESTIVAL DUDES I HAVE EVER HAD THE PLEASURE OF BEING ASSOCIATED WITH"
CAROLINE SPENCE
PRODUCER / SCREENWRITER

“I highly recommend The HB Film Festival. A delight from start to finish with amazing and carefully selected film screenings. This was only the first year and it was a fantastically run event – I can’t wait for next year!”
Alastair Marshall

"The mission of The HB Film Festival is to put independent cinema in the spotlight that both films and their makers deserve"

Unlike other film festivals, The HB Film Festival will not make any selections until the Final Deadline closes. This means every film that is submitted has got the same chance of winning.

The HB Film Festival brings to Paisley, Scotland, a quality selection of both local and international shorts and feature movies coming from all over the world and aims to become a cultural gathering for film lovers and professionals, to support the creation of networks between filmmakers and the local communities and to initiate inspiring exchanges between filmmakers and professionals coming from different artistic disciplines."

As we are a two day event, we offer plenty of screening opportunities for low-budget filmmakers and indie films. As well as live screening there will be networking opportunities and free filmmaking advice from local filmmakers.

Previous Sponsors/ Partners include:
Indie Film Mag
Glasgow Film Alliance
Futurist Digital
Hybrid Films
Media Dog
Concept Consulting
Seamore Cinema
Scare Scotland
Inverclyde TV

The HB FILM Festival is one of the only Film Festivals held in the Large Town of Paisley. If you are thinking about staying over, Paisley is the closest town to Glasgow Airport with only a 10min drive. The train from Glasgow to Paisley is also a 10min journey.

There's plenty of bars and nightlife in both Glasgow and Paisley to make your stay exciting and entertaining.

Awards & Prizes

Best Short Film
Best Feature Film
Best Documentary
Best horror / sci-fi / comedy
Best Sound
Best Script / Story
Best Editing
Best score
Best cinematography
Best make up
Best Animation
Best Director
Best costume
Best male lead
Best female lead
Best Scottish film
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SF3 - SmartFone Flick Fest
Final Deadline
Aug 1, 2020
$40
$20
Regular
Aug 1, 2020
$40
$20
Winners Notified:
Oct 11, 2020
SmartFone Flick Fest is Australia’s international smartphone film festival for filmmakers of all ages.
We are a world-wide festival open to anyone with a smartphone or tablet and a great idea for a short film.
SF3 provides a platform for budding, emerging and professional filmmakers to bring their ideas to life and have their films seen by a global audience, without the need for lots of fancy equipment or a big budget.
That great story you have always thought would make a great film? Here is your chance!
Just about everyone now has access to a smartphone or a tablet so start filming. It's that easy. The democratisation of filmmaking is here!

We do have a range of entry fees from student fees to early birds and regular so please check out the structure on Film Freeway.
Oil Valley Film Festival
Final Deadline
Aug 3, 2020
$40
$30
Winners Notified:
Sep 7, 2020
Since 2016, the Oil Valley Film Festival's mission is to bring the voices and films of new and established filmmakers to the heart of Venango County, an area underrepresented in the world of film. Located in Oil City, Pennsylvania, and nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, attending the Oil Valley Film Festival will grant you the experience of watching engaging cinema within an intimate community with a rich history.

All selected films will compete for various prizes and/or accolades. You can read more about the festival here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_Valley_Film_Festival.
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Culture & Diversity Film Festival
Extended Deadline
Aug 3, 2020
$45
$40
Final Deadline
Sep 24, 2020
$55
$50
Winners Notified:
Oct 4, 2020
Welcome to the Culture & Diversity Film Festival! We celebrate the many colors of our lives and our world by screening a variety of films from around the globe. We honor the filmmakers with awards and prizes, and host parties and gatherings for filmmakers and the local community.

Our venue is the historic Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA.

We accept shorts, features and music videos, and we have a special discount for California filmmakers with submission fees as low as $10. We look forward to watching your film!
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Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival
Late
Aug 3, 2020
$60
$45
Final Deadline
Sep 4, 2020
$65
$50
Extended
Sep 4, 2020
$65
$50
Winners Notified:
Sep 14, 2020
“2019 has been a banner year, from a ‘Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ stage musical to the inaugural SLEEPY HOLLOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES"

"A line up worthy of the Sleepy Hollow name!" -- YAHOO ENTERTAINMENT

THE FIRST ANNUAL SLEEPY HOLLOW International Film Festival (SHIFF) debuted in October 2019 and was an official partner in the Villages of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, NY’s Bicentennial celebration of Washington Irving’s immortal story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." SHIFF '19 unveiled four days of memorable programming at the historic Tarrytown Music Hall and Warner Library, thrilling attendees with feature film premieres, live stage events, special guest panels and discussions and film and screenplay competitions. Entertainment entities such as Disney, Universal Pictures and others participated in SHIFF’s launch, presenting special events and screenings, and they, along with other noteworthies will be participating in 2020 as well!

SHIFF 2020 continues its celebration of outstanding genre cinema in the very cradle of the American Supernatural during the height of the Halloween Season, taking place in Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, NY, on October 15-18, 2020, and is now accepting film and script submissions!

Once again, exciting premiere feature films and groundbreaking new films in competition will screen alongside thrilling retrospectives, live events and panels. Venues include the historic Tarrytown Music Hall, the Warner Library and others to be announced.

2020's advisory board, selection committees and jury will include film and literary professionals with industry experience who will program and award new films of quality, of all genres, and that touch upon, relate to or simply explore the otherworldly or unknown.

SHIFF 2019's offerings included U.S. and regional premieres of THE WRETCHED, PHANTOM OF WINNIPEG and MAKING APES as well as a special advance screening of acclaimed director Peter Strickland’s IN FABRIC and more! Renowned actor Jeffrey Combs brought down the house with his live-on-stage one man Edgar Allan Poe show NEVERMORE, and Dana Gould, Bobcat Goldthwait, John Hodgman and an all-star comedy cast killed with a live stage reading of PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE! We can't wait to unleash what is in store for 2020 -- and we're excited to make this year's film and script submission selections the backbone of the experience!

Special lifetime awards are bestowed upon artists whose influential work recalls the spirit of Irving's creativity. SHIFF '19 honored legendary actor/songwriter/performer Paul Williams (PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE) with its first Washington Irving Legend Award and iconic producer Edward R. Pressman (THE CROW, AMERICAN PSYCHO, WALL STREET) with a Horseman Award for lifetime achievement in producing.

Additionally, SHIFF19's "Unproduced Original Screenplay" winners received mention in renowned trade publication, Variety.

AWARDS AND PRIZES
SHIFF will announce winners, and award SHIFF official trophy statuettes, on closing night of the fest in the following categories:
BEST PICTURE
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST SCREENPLAY
BEST SCORE
BEST DOCUMENTARY
BEST SHORT
BEST LOCAL FILM STUDENT SHORT

BEST PICTURE, BEST SCREENPLAY and BEST SHORT awards also receive an InkTip script listing so the winners can promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip's large network of producers and reps.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place UNPRODUCED ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY SHIFF awards receive an InkTip price package that includes an InkTip script listing, and an InkTip magazine listing, so writer(s) can promote themselves and large network of producers and reps.

Every InkTip producer has been vetted via resume and references and demonstrated the ability to get movies made. Companies who are InkTip members include ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, and 20th Century Fox.

SHIFF will announce UNPRODUCED ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY winners on closing night of the fest in the following categories:

BEST UNPRODUCED ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (GOLD PRIZE)
Includes $500 cash, InkTip prize package and SHIFF original trophy statuette.

BEST UNPRODUCED ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (SILVER PRIZE)
Includes $250 cash and InkTip prize package.

BEST UNPRODUCED ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (BRONZE PRIZE)
Includes $250 cash and InkTip prize package.

Winners in ALL categories will be posted on SHIFF’s website, announced on SHIFF’s socials, and official “winners” press release blast to media outlets, as well as published in SHIFF’s local media partner's paper, River Journal.
14th Waterford Film Festival
Late Deadline
Aug 14, 2020
$24.00
Final Deadline
Sep 4, 2020
$27
Winners Notified:
Nov 22, 2020
Waterford Filmmaker Stephen Byrne founded the festival in 2007. The festivals objective is to add to Waterford's arts and cultural scene, promoting local, national, and international filmmakers & writers but in particular independent film.

Since the foundation of the festival, we have screened 600+ films from filmmakers around the world, as well promoting writers with the short screenplay competition. The WFF is the first film festival in the Republic of Ireland to hold a short screenplay competition. We are a big supporter of independent films and student/1st time filmmakers.

The festival presents short films of a wide range of genres including drama, thrillers, horrors, comedy, Sci-Fi and films that engages with social, political and cultural issues. Each year we produce a series of events that are creative, intriguing, fun and entertaining. The festival also encourages networking social meet ups and for the audience to meet the filmmakers.

Filmmakers from across Ireland, UK, France, Germany, Holland, Spain, Greece and as far as Canada and USA have attended the festival. It is estimated that since the festival was established in 2007 that the local economy have benefited from the festival in excess of €650,000 in tourism.

In 2020 the festival will be celebrating its 14th Annual Event and Central Arts will be hosting the event from Friday 20th November to Sunday 22nd November.
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Global Nonviolent Film Festival
Final Deadline
Aug 22, 2020
$100
$40
Final Deadline
Aug 22, 2020
$100
$40
Winners Notified:
Oct 5, 2020
Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world and it takes place on-line.

The Festival was founded by film director Bruno Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu in 2012 to showcase nonviolent, motion pictures and to show that these movies are not only capable of great international success but they are also in high demand by the public.

The 2020 and 9th edition of the Festival takes place September 24 to October 4.

This is an on-line film Festival. All the nonviolent feature films, documentaries, shorts and music videos selected to participate in the Festival will be screened during the above-mentioned dates on the Festival's TV Channel on Vimeo exclusively:

http://www.vimeo.com/ondemand/globalfilmfestival

All films submitted MUST BE NONVIOLENT: the Festival does not accept films that showcase explicit or graphic violence; implied acts of violence may be accepted if they are justified by the message of the film.
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Changing Face International Film Festival
August Deadline
Aug 31, 2020
$25
$15
Final Deadline
Sep 30, 2020
$25
$15
Winners Notified:
Nov 29, 2020
We are excited to invite you to take part in our 4th season and hope you'll continue to be involved for many years to come. We are looking for thought provoking, challenging, and engaging films, web series, and screenplays.

CFIFF runs film and screenplay competitions monthly. The winners of the monthly competitions form our annual nominations. A selection of annual nominations and wildcards will be screened at our annual event in November 2020.
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South Carolina Underground Film Festival
Normal
Aug 31, 2020
$45
$40
Final Deadline
Sep 30, 2020
$55
$45
Winners Notified:
Nov 8, 2020
The South Carolina Underground Film Festival celebrates all genres of independent film in one festival. Taking place in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina, SCUFF is truly an international film festival as we are seeking films from all over the globe. The SCUFF will be two packed days of indie films where fans and filmmakers can meet and mingle and celebrate obscure and independent film.

Besides promoting and showcasing the best in truly independent cinema from all around the globe, the SCUFF also promotes local filmmaking in SC. We will shine a special spotlight on SC produced films and filmmakers. Filmmakers will have an opportunity to have their works screened for a captive audience while competing for awards in many categories.

From the novice to the professional, from the student to the experimental filmmaker, SCUFF is seeking all type of films that may not be able to find an audience in more mainstream film festivals.

Drama, comedy, horror, sci-fi, action, animation, music videos, fake trailers, puppet shows, claymation, documentary, LGBT, and so on. If you can create it, we want to see it. The more obscure the better!

Do you have to ask yourself if your film is too much for our festival? If so then we definitely want to see it! Does your film push social boundaries? Would Sundance or any mainstream festival laugh at you thinking you had a chance to get into their festival? Then we want your movie!

Q&A’s will follow screening with visiting filmmakers and actors. The festival will end on the second night with a big awards ceremony as we give out the SCUFF awards! Follow us on Facebook and we continue to make announcements until the festival arrives! Good luck and we can’t wait to see what you made!

The SCUFF wants to promote and nurture independent films and filmmakers. We want to expose to the world a whole new segment of cinema that they would never see anywhere else. Because of this our film festival is FREE to the public! We hope this will bring out lots of people to all the screenings and create a fun and festive environment for not only the attendees but also visiting filmmakers.

Awards & Prizes

SCUFFY Awards will be given out in many categories. Our new SCUFFY awards were designed and sculpted by special effects artist Tony Rosen who is most famous for creating the Annabelle doll used in the films "The Conjuring" and "Annabelle". We also give our winners our famous miners helmets too! Official Sponsor Final Draft scriptwriting software will present software to the winners of the best unproduced screenplay categories. Unproduced screenplay categories will also receive free listings on InkTip. Producers have made more than 200 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.

Trophies and awards will be given for:

Best Feature
Best Short
Best Produced Screenplay (short and feature)
Best Unproduced Screenplay (short and feature)
Best SC Feature Film
Best SC Short Film
Best SC Filmmaker
Audience Choice Award
Jury Award
Runner up Unproduced Screenplay (short and feature)
Best Foreign Film

Many more awards and prizes will be added later so check back often!
Miami Short Film Festival
Final Deadline
Sep 1, 2020
$90
Winners Notified:
Sep 3, 2020
Every year, the MIAMI short FILM FESTIVAL represents the best short form films from around the globe, showcasing up-and-coming directors, producers, and actors. Based in Miami, Florida the festival features short films of 20-minutes or less, and nurtures a growing movement to exhibit and expand the art form of short film making by providing a venue to build community around the arts.

Our Philosophy: Short films, past and present, are true works of art, and deserve a venue dedicated to their exhibition. Our mission is to support the next generation of filmmakers by providing a platform for them to present quality films, and to recognize and honor them through our various showcases.

We award films in 6-8 different categories, depending on that year's submissions. Award categories may include:

Best Narrative
Best Musical / Comedy
Best Music Video
Best Experimental Short
Best Documentary
Best Animated Short
Best Short Short
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