Monday, August 31, 2015

The Tribeca Film Festival, 2016 Call for Entries


The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, has opened submissions for the 15th Annual Tribeca Film Festival, to be held April 13 – 24, 2016
The Festival welcomes submissions of feature-length and short films, in both the narrative and documentary categories.
Tribeca also welcomes submissions for their interactive storytelling program This program, which includes an award, celebrates new trends in digital media and recognizes creators who employ an innovative, interactive, web-based or multi-platform approach to story creation. Through open submissions, selections will be presented to the public at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

Key Dates
The submissions deadlines for the 2016 Festival are as follows:
September 14, 2015 at 3 p.m. EST
·         Submissions open for short length and feature length film entries, as well as storyscapes project entries.
October 16, 2015 at 6 p.m. EST
·         Early entry deadline for short length and feature length film entries
November 25, 2015 at 6 p.m. EST
·         Official entry deadline for short length and feature length film entries as well as storyscapes project entries. This is the final deadline for storyscapes projects and short films.
December 23, 2015 at 6 p.m. EST
·         Late entry deadline for feature world premieres completed after the official deadline only.
April 13 – April 24, 2015
·         15th Annual Tribeca Film Festival in NYC

Entry Fees
·         Early Entry Deadline (10/16/15) – Shorts: US$35; Features: US$50
·         Official Entry Deadline (11/25/15) – Shorts: US$55; Features: US$75
·         Late Entry Deadline (12/23/15) – Features only: US$110

Questions regarding film or storyscapes submissions Email :

Email is preferred, but for phone inquiries, please call 212.941.2305.

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.