Wednesday, August 26, 2015

DIFF Film Fellows

The Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) 
announces the second edition of the DIFF Film Fellows programme.

The DIFF Film Fellows initiative hopes to encourage and develop filmmaking talent 
in the Himalayan regions of India by providing an opportunity to young, up-and-coming 
filmmakers from the area to attend DIFF 2015 and participate in its various events, 
which include screenings of the best of contemporary independent cinema, and master
classes and workshops held by visiting filmmakers and industry professionals. Selected
participants will also have the opportunity to engage in special one-on-one mentorship
sessions with visiting filmmakers.
Each applicant must send in a completed entry form and a link to a short film that she
or he has directed. Based on this, five young filmmakers will be selected as part 
of DIFF Film Fellows 2015. The programme will cover all their travel arrangements 
(2AC train), and food and lodging for the duration of the festival. Applicants should 
be available to to come to Dharamshala for up to one week for the fellowship.

Rules and Regulations

1. Applicants must be 30 or younger.
Successful applicants will be notified by 1 October 2015.

2. Applicants must be from one of the following Himalayan regions: 
Jammu & Kashmir
Himachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Tripura Hill regions of West Bengal and Assam
3. Applicants must send a completed entry form and a link to a short film directed
by them.
4. Films submitted must be shorter than 20 minutes in duration. They can be an excerpt
from a longer film (do not send the full film).
5. Films can be in any genre: fiction, documentary, experimental, or animation.
6. A panel of industry professionals will judge the entries and their decision will be

The deadline for sending applications is 15 September 2015.


Monday, August 24, 2015


A platform for professional and exhibition 
for the Mexican animation worldwide.
The Festival of Animation, Comics and Games will be held for the second year in Cuernavaca, Morelos from 9 to 13 September. The activities are structured in four areas: displays, Forum, Links and Ideatoon Summit

With the support of INADEM (National Institute of Entrepreneurship), the secretariats of Innovation, Science and Technology, Tourism, Economy; and Culture of the State of Morelos, and the city of Cuernavaca, Pixelatl held for the second year the Festival of Animation, Comics and Games, which take place from 9 to 13 September in various locations of the "City of Eternal Spring".

At a press conference, José Iñesta, director of the festival, said that "there has been a continuous effort of four years, which has now become a platform, on the one hand, the professionalization of Mexican talent and, secondly, display of what is already being done, to show to executives of various companies internationally and create links within the sector. "

For more information on programming visit,

Friday, August 21, 2015

               NFDC Film Bazaar 2015              Call for Entries
         for Work-in-Progress Lab                          and Viewing Room

Mumbai  NFDC Film Bazaar 2015 is calling for entries for the Work-in-Progress (WIP) Lab and the Viewing Room (VR). This year, the Film Bazaar will be held from November 20-at the Goa Marriott Resort, alongside the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2015.

Films previously in the Work-in-Progress Labs at Film Bazaar have had their world premieres at leading international films festivals, often winning awards as well as enjoying successful theatrical runs.

The most recent successes of the Film Bazaar WIP Labs are
Raam Reddy’s Thithi (Premiered at Locarno Film Festival 2015 and Winner of ‘Golden Leopard, Filmmakers of the Present Competition’ as well as ‘Best First Feature Film Award’)
Avinash Arun’s Killa (Premiered at Berlin Film Festival 2014 where it won the ‘Crystal Bear Award’ and National Award winner)
Kanu Behl’s Titli (Premiered in the ‘Un Certain Regard’ section at Cannes Film Festival 2014)
Ashim Ahluwalia’s Miss Lovely (Premiered in the ‘Un Certain Regard’ section at Cannes Film Festival 2012 and National Award winner)
Anand Gandhi’Ship of Theseus (Premiered at the Toronto Film Festival 2012
Gyan Correa’s The Good Road (National Award winner and India’s selection for the Oscars)
Ajay Bahl’s BA Pass (Premiered at and won Best Film at the 12th Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival
Sange Dorjee Thangdok’s Crossing Bridges (National Award winner)

Submissions are invited for the two WIP Labs 

WIP Fiction and WIP Documentary. In each WIP Lab, upto five projects in their rough-cut stage will be selected for mentoring and presentation to a panel of international film experts. The WIP Documentary Lab is only accepting feature-length creative documentaries in the rough-cut stage, aiming for a theatrical release.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Miami International Film Festival 2016 - Call For Entries


Programmers of Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival,
are now accepting submissions for the 33rd Edition, March 4-13, 2016.
As the premiere venue in the U.S. for launching new Ibero-American
cinema and an important showcase for international films entering the
United States, as well as American independent and documentary cinema,
the Festival seeks the latest works by debut, emerging and veteran filmmakers.
The Festival seeks top-quality films in all genres for various competition and
non-competition categories, including features, documentaries, shorts,
experimental cinema and Florida-centric stories.
The Festival only accepts submissions via Withoutabox’s Secure Online 
Screener (SOS) system, no submissions on DVDs, jump drives or 
Blu Ray will be accepted. Online submissions only via Withoutabox, 
or a secure and private, password protected platform such as Vimeo 
or YouTube.

For all categories unless otherwise noted:
World premiere must have occurred no earlier than March 6, 2015

Preference will be given to World, International, North American and U.S. 
premieres, but must be at minimum a Florida Premiere at the 2016 Festival.

Films of 30 minutes or greater must not have been or be scheduled for public 
consumption through any form of public broadcast (including internet) or 
commercial theatrical engagement in the US prior to March 18, 2016. Short 
films available on the internet for public consumption will be considered for 
the official selection in non-competitive categories only

Exhibition format must be DCP

Knight Competition, Lexus Ibero-American Feature Film Competition, Knight 
Documentary Award, Shorts Competition, Jordan Alexander Ressler 
Screenwriter Competition, Lexus Audience Award for Best Feature and 
Short Film.
Knight Competition presents $40,000 in prizes courtesy of John S. &
James L. Knight Foundation. All feature films directed by filmmakers who
have directed at least one previous Official Selection (feature or short) of
Miami International Film Festival are eligible in this category. Competing films
are eligible for a $30,000 USD Knight Grand Jury Prize that will be split
between the producer and the U.S. distributor of the film. If no U.S. distributor
is secured before April 16, 2016 then the full award will be made to the producer.
The Grand Jury, in its own discretion, will also award up to a total of $10,000
additional funds to two other films in the Knight Competition for distinctions
of the Jury’s selection.
Knight Documentary Achievement Award is a $10,000 cash prize courtesy
of John S. &James L. Knight Foundation, given to one documentary film as voted
upon by the Festival audience. All feature-length (50 min or longer) documentary
films playing in the Festival’s Official Selection (except for From the Vault
screenings) are eligible for this Award.
Lexus Ibero-American Feature Film Competition is open to all U.S. Hispanic
and Ibero-american films in the Official Selection, competing for a jury-selected
cash Achievement Award of $10,000
Jordan Alexander Ressler Screenwriter Competition All screenwriters who
have a first-produced feature film screenplay credit in the Official Selection
(excluding From The Vault screenings) are eligible for a jury-selected cash prize
 of $5,000.
Shorts Competition presents to the jury-selected winner a TBD cash prize.
Lexus Feature Film Audience Award and the Lexus Short Film Audience
Award All Festival Features and Short films are eligible as voted upon by the
Festival audience.
Cinemaslam film school competition, aims to discover, showcase, and celebrate
the work of undergraduate and graduate students in Miami/ South Florida film
schools (submissions will open late 2015)

Monday, August 31, 2015 | Late Deadline | $65.00 (S0S)
Wednesday, September 30 2015 | Extended Deadline | $100.00 (S0S)