Friday, December 16, 2016

Hollywood Film Festival | Official Call for Entries!


HOLLYWOOD
FILM FESTIVAL
Hollywood, California - USA
March 29 to April 2, 2017

20th Hollywood Film Festival, celebrating two decades of bridging the gap between Independent Filmmakers and Hollywood. The Festival presents a spectacular industry showcase of today's most influential emerging independent filmmakers, digital content creators, and social impact storytellers.


The Hollywood Film Festival also provides filmmakers with a platform in the very heart of Hollywood to promote their next film project by interviewing those invited well before their visit to help them better connect with the specific industry resources they need most. The festival also prides itself on its hospitality with all of its invited filmmakers, feature and shorts alike, treated as true "Hollywood Filmmakers" making their stay in Los Angeles an enriching and exciting experience.


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UPCOMING DEADLINE
December 31, 2016 - Late Deadline

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MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
The HFF will showcase the best in regional and international cinema, presenting a unique combination of socially conscious filmmakers, emerging artists and master storytellers in the film capital of the world.


MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Hollywood Film Festival invites only the very best to come "Take a Bow" in Hollywood and have the opportunity to be introduced to the entertainment industry. The best of the best that are honored by the "Applause" of their peers will be invited back to Hollywood at the Festival's expense to pitch their next project to industry leaders and project financiers from around the world through the Hollywood Film Fund.

Narratives (features and shorts) and Documentaries (features and shorts) are now being considered - submit your film today!

Columbus International Film + Video Festival | Submit Your Project Today!

COLUMBUS INTERNATIONAL
FILM + VIDEO FESTIVAL
Columbus, Ohio - USA
April 20 to 23, 2017

64th Columbus International Film + Video Festival (CIF+VF), the longest continually running film festival in the U.S - CIF+VF has vigorously kept its pioneering spirit alive for more than half a century and is valued by filmmakers for pushing the needle forward. This year the festival is proud to introduce two new submission categories: Web Series and New Media, along with better recognized categories: Student, Animation, Narrative Feature, Promotional/Industrial, Documentary Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Short, and LGBT Cinema.

Since the festival's inception, CIF+VF has presented the prestigious Silver Chris award to standout filmmakers at the festival ceremony held at the Columbus College of Art and Design, one of the premiere arts colleges in the country. Silver Chris recipient, Pasquale Marco Veltri had this to share, "As a filmmaker I'm always a few steps away from giving in up because of how long and hard the road can be but [CIF + VF] has given me a reason to keep going. I was able to get some press in Canada due to the screening at your festival and the Chris award I was presented with. Thank you so much for all the help and support but most of all for helping me believe that I should keep making films."

Accepted filmmakers are eligible for the $1,000 USD Travel Award to attend the festival and see their screening in front of audiences first hand. The excitement extends beyond the discovery of progressive filmmaking, all accepted filmmakers will receive festival passes which includes entry into our closing ceremony party held at Columbus College of Art and Design. Filmmakers will have a chance to network with not only other filmmakers, but artists in a multitude of disciplines.


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UPCOMING DEADLINE
December 27, 2016 - Late Deadline

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MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
All screenings will take place in Columbus, Ohio in one of Columbus's many cultural districts giving attendees a chance to explore Columbus diverse and growing artistic community. Receptions for film events are held in a multitude of Columbus establishments that will give filmmakers and attendees to experience some of the best food, entertainment and nightlife in the Midwest.

Submissions are now being accepted for consideration through January 8 - don't wait to qualify your project!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Newport Beach Film Festival | Official Call for Entries!


NEWPORT BEACH
FILM FESTIVAL
Newport Beach, California - USA
April 20th to 27th, 2017
18th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF), celebrated as Orange County's largest film event and is one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, attracting over 50,000 attendees annually. NBFF has grown into a prestigious multicultural event presenting an eclectic roster of over 350 feature length narrative, documentary, short and animated films from more than 50 countries.

Named as MovieMaker Magazine's "Top 50 Film Festival Worth the Entry Fee", NBFF is a circuit stop not to be missed playing host to enthusiastic audiences, Hollywood celebrities, filmmakers from around the globe, and industry professionals from the entertainment capital of the world. This year the festival is proud to present its first ever film market. Filmmakers will have the opportunity to showcase their films to industry professionals, fellow filmmakers and members of the media, independent of their selection in the official line-up.

In 2017, NBFF will host international spotlights, industry seminars, various themed showcases, nightly receptions, compelling Q&As with filmmakers and a red carpet Opening Night Gala featuring live entertainment, and world class cuisine. Special curated programs include Action Sports, Art, Architecture + Design, Music, Environmental, as well as Collegiate, Family and Youth Film Showcases.


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UPCOMING DEADLINE
December 16, 2016 - Regular Deadline

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MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
Committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program, a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities, the NBFF focuses on showcasing a diverse collection of films in its 8 day run.


MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Emerging filmmakers 18 years or under are invited to submit to the Youth Film Showcase. Groups of students enrolled in K-12 as of April 2017 are welcomed to submit as an individual or as a group.

Features, Shorts, Documentaries, Action Sports, and Youth projects are all invited for submissions - submit your film today!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Sonoma International Film Festival | Official Call for Entries!

SONOMA INTERNATIONAL
FILM FESTIVAL
Sonoma, California - USA
March 29 to April 2, 2017
20th Annual Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF), celebrating a milestone year as a world class five day film festival that showcases the very best in film, food and wine. SIFF unfolds in Northern California's famed wine country and offers a flavorful palette of films that routinely attracts cineastes from all over the world. Each year the festival features more than 100 films and presents juried and cash awards up to $1,000 USD in a range of competitive categories -- including Best Feature Film, Best Documentary, Best World Cinema, and Best Short Film. 

SIFF year after year attracts a robust list of studio executives, film distributors, accomplished writers and directors along with publishers of national trades and magazines are all accessible to attending filmmakers. Furthermore, the Festival is proud to host a film market to help filmmakers garner distribution in 2017. Select filmmakers will enjoy complimentary transportation and accommodations, an intimate and friendly atmosphere conducive to networking with some of the most gifted artists of today, and eye-opening industry panels.

Past honorees at SIFF have included many of filmmaking's best and brightest talents, including Academy Award-nominee Demian Bichir, Emmy-nominee Danny Glover, and Academy Award-winners Susan Sarandon, Alexander Payne and John Lasseter.



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UPCOMING DEADLINE
December 18, 2016 - Regular Deadline

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MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The 2017 Film Festival will feature the finest films from all countries and will showcase Spanish language films. SIFF continues to grow its reputation by screening powerful films that focus on social causes, LGBT issues, design and the environment. Many films have gone from early screenings at SIFF to significant success and distribution.

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11th Annual Dallas International Film Festival Call for Entry



11th Annual Dallas International Film Festival

The Dallas International Film Festival is an inclusive event named by MovieMaker Magazine as one of "The 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World" that featured nearly 200 films in 2016. Dallas offers spectacular venues throughout the city making DIFF a fantastic premiere event for artists - venues include fan favorites Angelika Film Center and Alamo Drafthouse, the beautiful Nasher Sculpture Center, the historic Texas Theatre, and the state of the art Dallas City Performance Hall where the festival will kick off with the opening night film in 2017. A blend of independent filmmakers, industry professionals, students, and the local community keeps conversations lively, productive, and develops meaningful relationships at this incredible event. Filmmakers are invited to submit Narrative Features, Shorts, Documentary Features and Features filmed in or about Texas. Submit your work today!

Upcoming Deadline: December 16, 2016


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