CALL FOR ENTRIES!
In a nutshell The CISCFF invites filmmakers to submit features and short filmsthat engage the audience with ideas of initiating the change of significantglobal, social, and environmental issues in a uniquely creative, educational, and action-inspiring way. Films should address social issues through documentaries and stories telling of real life situations in which the subject overcame extreme adversity, and fictional pieces with strong moral influences that encourage thoughts of change. Submissions are currently being accepted for the event to be held Sept. 27-29, 2013 at the Showplace Icon, 150 W. Roosevelt Rd., in Chicago.
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We are glad to announce that Submissions for the 15th Seoul International Youth Film Festival are now open, and will run until May 6th, 2013.
We accept short films made by youths (Age 13-18). There are no restriction in genres or subjects for the films, and outstanding films will be awarded by prominent juries at the closing ceremony.
We also require films to be sent on DVD for preview, so Send your films directly to:
Seoul International Youth Film Festival
Arirang Cine & Media Center 538-98,
Seoul, 136- 060, South Korea
Don’t miss the opportunity to take part in this event, submit to the Seoul International Youth Film Festival today!
For further information, visit our Website.
Seoul International Youth Film Festival
Arirang Cine & Media Center 538-98,
Seoul, 136-060, South Korea
TROPFEST, the world’s largest short film festival, is coming to Brooklyn and bringing Liev Schreiber on as host. Anyone in the world is welcome to enter the New York iteration (whether professional or shooting with an iPhone) and the call for entries has a newly extended deadline of May 16.
Last year Tropfest made its official U.S. debut in New York’s Bryant Park in front of a 10,000 plus capacity crowd. The event was hosted by Hugh Jackman and the panel of jurors included Rose Byrne, Judah Friedlander, Jennifer Westfeld and others. More information can be found below and you can watch top films from past festivals on their YouTube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/tropfest.
Filmmakers have the opportunity to take part in this global phenomenon and see their short film screened in front of a massive audience, get judged live by an esteemed panel of industry/celebrity judges and win $20,000 cash and other prizes. Whether you’re a first-time filmmaker or a seasoned professional, all you have to do to enter is grab your camera (or even your phone!) and start shooting. Details below. All are encouraged to enter and join the global phenomenon.
Tropfest New York is calling on the creative community to start making films for the 2013 festival, with the Tropfest Signature Item (TSI) ‘BRIDGE’. Filmmakers have until MAY 16 to get their entries in. All films submitted to Tropfest New York 2013 must:
- Not exceed 7 minutes (including titles and credits)
- Be a world premiere (including online)
- Contain the Tropfest Signature Item (TSI) which in 2013 is ‘BRIDGE’.
Tropfest was founded over 20 years ago by filmmaker and director John Polson and has grown exponentially ever since. The festival now has iterations all over the globe including its native Australia, China, and New Zealand, among many others. Last year’s New York event was hosted by Hugh Jackman and judged by Rose Byrne, Jennifer Westfeldt, Judah Friedlander, Scott Foundas, and Ted Hope.
The TSI has been part of the Tropfest ethos since the early days to show that films have been made specifically for the festival, and can be incorporated in any way the filmmaker chooses. For more information about entering and the complete contest guidelines, please visit: www.tropfest.com/newyork.
TROPFEST NEW YORK ANNOUNCES HOST LIEV SCHREIBER AND MOVE TO BROOKLYN’S PROSPECT PARK
The World’s Largest Short Film Festival Returns to New York with a Free Event Saturday, June 22nd
Filmmaker Deadline Extended to May 16; Grand Prize Includes $20,000
New York, NY (April 2, 2013) – Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival, which staged its hugely successful U.S. debut last year, will return to New York this summer. Making the move from Manhattan to Brooklyn, the event will be hosted by acclaimed actor, producer, director, and screenwriter Liev Schreiber on Saturday, June 22nd in Prospect Park. The short film competition has also issued a call for entries with a newly extended deadline of May 16.
The move to Brooklyn will allow for an expanded festival featuring music, food, art installations and of course, a lineup of great short films that will be screened and judged live by an esteemed panel of industry and celebrity judges. Anyone is welcome to take part in this global phenomenon and potentially see their film screened in front of a massive crowd and win $20,000 cash as well as a ‘week of meetings’ with notable executives and producers courtesy of the Motion Picture Association.
“Tropfest New York is an incredible opportunity for emerging filmmakers to have their work seen by a huge audience, along with a judging panel that shares their passion for film,” said Liev Schreiber. “I’m very pleased to host this year’s New York event, and to be part of bringing Tropfest across the bridge to Brooklyn.” Tropfest USA is proudly supported by industry ambassadors including Schreiber, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Anthony LaPaglia, Charles Randolph, and Geoffrey Rush.
Tropfest began twenty-one years ago when filmmaker and director, John Polson (Elementary, Hide & Seek) showed a six-minute film he made for under $100 at his local café in Sydney, Australia that attracted 200 guests. Today, the annual festival in Sydney is attended by a staggering number of more than 150,000 people and watched live via satellite by hundreds of thousands more. In recent years Tropfest has expanded worldwide with events and screenings in Arabia, Asia, Australia, Europe, India, New Zealand, the United States and elsewhere. True to its communal origins, all Tropfest events are free and open to the general public and anybody is welcome to enter the competition.
“Tropfest has become a truly world-wide film festival,” said John Polson. “And where better to stage it than at what has emerged as the center of the creative world – Brooklyn. We are thrilled to hoist our screens in beautiful Prospect Park.”
“Bravo to Tropfest for bringing the world’s largest short film festival from the ‘outer borough’ of Manhattan and giving Brooklyn its ‘close-up’,” said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. “The fit couldn’t be any better ‘casted’: some of today’s most talented filmmakers bringing the big screen to Brooklyn’s ‘big stage’! Brooklyn is the Creative Capital of America, and film buffs throughout the borough look forward to welcoming Tropfest to Prospect Park—the most beautiful ‘set’ in New York!”
In June 2012, Tropfest made its official U.S. debut in New York’s Bryant Park in front of a 10,000 plus capacity crowd. The event was hosted by the legendary Hugh Jackman, fresh off the set of the award-winning film, Les Misérables, and the panel of jurors included Rose Byrne (X Men: First Class, 28 Weeks Later), Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), Jennifer Westfeldt (Friends with Kids, Kissing Jessica Stein), producer Ted Hope (21 Grams, Adventureland), and renowned film critic, Scott Foundas.
In 2012 Josh Leake of Portland, Oregon took home the grand prize for his film “Emptys,” about can collectors in the greater Portland area. The film was Leake’s first and he made it for just $1,300. Following a spirited acceptance speech on stage in Bryant Park, Leake and Hugh Jackman serenaded the crowd with a chorus of “New York, New York.”
Tropfest is regarded as one of the world’s most exciting launch pads for emerging filmmakers. Festival alumni include Sam Worthington (Avatar, Last Night); Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby, Warrior); Alister Grierson (director of the James Cameron produced Sanctum); and Tony Rogers, whose Tropfest short, Wilfred, was the origin of the popular U.S. TV series of the same name starring Elijah Wood.
The deadline for Tropfest New York submissions is May 16, 2013 – extended a week from the original deadline. While there is no budget minimum – indeed many entries are produced on cell phones for just a few dollars - all films entered must be made specifically for the event and have their premiere at Tropfest New York. Films cannot exceed seven minutes, including titles and credits; and each film must contain the Tropfest Signature Item (TSI), which this year is fittingly “Bridge.” The TSI has been part of the Tropfest ethos since the early days to show that films have been made specifically for the festival, and can be incorporated in any way the filmmaker chooses.
Tropfest New York’s partners include Entertainment Weekly, Motion Picture Association, WNBC, WNYC, Film Society of Lincoln Center, and Village Voice.
Tropfest is the world’s largest short film festival. It began in a Sydney café (‘The Tropicana’) 21 years ago with one short film and an audience of 200 people. Today the Australian FREE event is attended annually by a live audience of over 150,000 film-lovers and hundreds of thousands more watching via its national, live TV broadcast and other platforms. Tropfest has recently launched in the United States, New Zealand, Arabia, Southeast Asia, and other territories.
In the past two decades, Tropfest has become known as one of the world’s most exciting launch pads for emerging filmmakers. Tropfest is also known for securing the support of some of the biggest names in the international film community. The Tropfest YouTube Channel has over 13 million video views, with around 50% of those coming from the United States. The Channel provides film enthusiasts the chance to watch the top films from past festivals at: http://www.youtube.com/tropfest.
Tropfest’s stated ambition is to propel talented filmmakers to great heights in their chosen career, regardless of their financial constraints, and to simultaneously bring quality, short film content to the masses. The vast majority of access to all Tropfest’s global events is FREE. For more information, please visit: www.tropfest.com.
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Submit your film today to the Premiere Showcase for Great Short Films by the World’s Best Young Filmmakers!
The YoungCuts Film Festival is looking for Great Short Films by the World’s Best Young Filmmakers (29 and under).
Established in 2001, the YoungCuts Film Festival is the Premiere Showcase for young, emerging talent. Every year, the festival selects its Top 100 International Short Films from more than a thousand films from over 30 countries.
Unlike many film festivals, YoungCuts is not a black box. For filmmakers making paid submissions, we offer feedback when and where appropriate; we present their short films to our film industry partners including producers, distributors and programmers of more than 50 other film festivals - this has led to short films being presented on TV, licensed for outdoor festivals and programmed by other film festivals who view us an expert on short films by young filmmakers. With your paid submission, you also gain privileged access to watch, vote and be inspired by great short films from young filmmakers around the world.
We present awards in 12 categories including Best Picture, Best Animated Film, Best Documentary and Best Short Short Film (film under five minutes).
Anyone interested in watching or voting for great films can support the festival and subscribe. (Currently, that gives you access to more than 400 short films.) Every month, beginning in January, we will have a new slate of free films to vote on.
Filmmakers can submit their films online HERE! Send us your films under 30 minutes long by filmmakers under 30 years old!
Our regular deadline for the Festival is March 31st, but we accept films until June 15th. We announce our Top 100 International Short Films in July and program them in Montreal, the last week of September 2013.
Colchester Film Festival is an international short film festival taking place at the Firstsite Gallery in Colchester (UK) from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th of October 2013.
If any of your film/media students are interested we are now accepting short film submissions. The deadline is Monday 1st July.
It is FREE to submit a film and we can accept submissions via online screener or the post.
Details on how to submit can be found here:
Students can also pre-register for the 2013 Colchester Film Festival 48-hour film Challenge, which takes place the weekend before the festival (12th – 14th) and is FREE to enter.
Details on how to register your team can be found here:
We would be grateful if you are able to pass this information on to the relevant departments and students who may be interested in entering their films to the festival or taking part in the festivals film challenge.
Tristan and Steve
Colchester Film Festival Directors
Call for Entries
The 16th Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival’s final DEADLINE is 13 May, 2013.
We seek comedy films!
(Our definition is ‘a film that is driven by, or ultimately concludes with an excellent sense of humour!’)
1 – Any Format; preview on DVD pal/ntsc
2 – Short Film, Long Form Short , Short Film Series or Feature film
3 – Any comic genre; black, slapstick, irreverent, romantic, political, subversive, absurd … etc.
4 – Any form; drama, doco, animation, experimental.
5 - Completed since 2005.
6 – And must have an excellent sense of humour.
OTF aims to celebrate new and independent filmmakers, their comic masterpieces and their excellent sense of humour. We are committed to encouraging and stimulating comedy film production worldwide, and to producing a festival which celebrates, entertains & inspires through comedy.
We are a grassroots festival dedicated to championing the indie & new filmmakers who are the starting point of a flourishing filmmaking industry. We aim to create of a vibrant, stimulating, inspiring environment for filmmakers & audiences, and, to bring laughter, thought, and joy to people.
Our mission is to offer a refreshing challenge to people’s ideas of ‘what comedy is’, to give our audience a whole new experience of the way in which funny stories can be told through a the wide variety of filmmaking styles, genres, and, from all countries across the world! And we will be on touring from August 2013.
Further info & enquiries
08 9337 6049
Stanley Film Festival 2013
Last Call for Entries! Three deadlines coming up!
Your film must be completed within the 2012-2013 academic year, not prior.
You must be a full-time degree-seeking student at Colorado Film School.
All submissions must go through Director Frederic Lahey, and receive his approval.
1. As soon as possible - Electronic Press Kit to Director Frederic Lahey
To be considered for submission in the Stanley Dean’s Cup Student Film Competition, please submit an Electronic Press Kit of your Horror film to Director Frederic Lahey, at Frederic.Lahey@ccaurora.edu immediately (Deadline was March 15 but will continue to receive submissions through April 5:
Electronic Press Kit Includes:
- Title of Film
Once green lit, finish your film and meet the following remaining deadlines, again submitting through Director and Department Chair Frederic Lahey:
2. Tuesday April 16 by 8 a.m. - Video on Vimeo, link sent to Frederic.Lahey@ccaurora.edu, available to view
A link to your film must be uploaded via the department chair, Frederic Lahey, to the Stanley Film Festival by no later than April 16, which means you need to have it available as early as possible in order to give Frederic time to upload. Submission by Monday April 15 is preferred.
3. Monday April 19 by 5 p.m. – Physical package of final print of film to Director Frederic Lahey, room 164
Final print of film delivered to Festival in exhibition format is due by April 23 and we need delivery time to mail the film.
If, however, you are permitted and able to submit through FTP server or other method of electronic delivery, please let Frederic know this is your intention and discuss whether a later deadline is warranted.
Format: All films can be presented at the Festival in 1080 24p QuickTime files, HDCAM, DVD, and Blu-ray. All submissions must be in English or have English subtitles. Please mark title, runtime, region format, and contact information. Do not use stickers as they damage the equipment.
Congratulations to the winner of the Colorado Film School Horror Script Competition, Benjamin Dunn, John McSween, and Casey Murphy who have won $2,500.00 to use towards the production of their film to be submitted to the Stanley Film Festival!
CFS Students, you do not need to win the script competition to submit your work for the Stanley Dean’s Cup 2013. Send your press kit to Director Frederic Lahey NOW!
The Stanley Film Festival showcases classic and contemporary horror cinema all set at the haunted and historic Stanley Hotel. Enter if you dare, and let these films stay with you forever. And ever. Get creepy: May 2-5, 2013.
Founded in 2013 by The Stanley Hotel to celebrate the property’s iconic Hollywood heritage, the four-day event showcases filmmakers latest works, Q&A discussions, industry panels, the “Stanley Dean’s Cup” student film competition, and special events for cinema insiders, enthusiasts, and fellow artists.
Armed with the goal of procuring the most imaginative tales of fright from around the globe, we will proudly present short and feature films that offer a vast spectrum of tantalizing thrills and ghastly delights throughout the weekend. Like the best spooky stories told in the dark, each will be wildly distinct, inventive and unexpected.
The Stanley Hotel’s ghostly history as one of our eeriest landmarks, and its inspiration for some of cinema’s most unnerving spectacles, make this the perfect place to tempt the spirits and bring out your deepest fears in a way no other venue can.
Crested Butte Film Festival - Call For Entries. Crested Butte Film Festival - Call For Entries Share your passion for film and join us for a celebration of 90 films over four days in one beautiful place. Our festival is seeking narratives, documentaries, shorts, and outdoor adventure films. Entries may be of any subject matter and length. Always “the last weekend of September,” the Crested Butte Film Festival takes place during the height of the aspen-viewing season. There will be bike parades, panels, parties and moments that will last forever - all in true Crested Butte style. For information and to submit your film, please visit cbfilmfest.org
WALLABOUT FILM FESTIVAL - April 2013
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 03/18/2013
Wallabout is a student-run student film festival showcasing short films. Organized by a multi-disciplinary class of Pratt Institute students in Brooklyn, NY, Wallabout provides a platform for student filmmakers to demonstrate their craft and expose their work to the NYC film industry.
To submit, please read the following information, complete the form, and email it along with a .mov file or a link to the short(s) you are submitting to the following address by March 18: email@example.com
Note: Being a student is expensive, so there is NO fee to submit to Wallabout.
> ENTRANT INFORMATION
(Please indicate: [ ] DIRECTOR [ ] PRODUCER [ ] OTHER)
Date of Birth:
> FILM INFORMATION
Link to View Film Online:
Film Title in English:
Film Title in Original Language:
Country of Origin:
Date of Film’s Completion:
Has this film previously been screened?:
If so, where?:
> ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (Mark all that apply)
[ ] Fiction
[ ] Non-Fiction
[ ] Animation
[ ] Experimental
[ ] Comedy
[ ] Drama
> GUIDELINES & REGULATIONS
-Filmmaker must be a student. As a student organization, Wallabout’s goal is to promote student films. High school, undergraduate and graduate works are all eligible for consideration. Recent graduates (within one year) are encouraged to submit as well.
-Film must be completed after January 2012.
-Submissions made electronically must be .mov files or links to .mov files. If physically mailing a submission instead, please send either a Region 1 DVD or a .mov file (preferred). Note: If your film is selected to screen, Wallabout must have access to a .mov file of your film in order to project it properly.
-Films much longer than 15 minutes are discouraged. We have limited space and want to showcase a broad range of work by as many filmmakers as possible.
-Foreign films are highly encouraged. If your film is not in English, it must have English subtitles and be submitted in NTSC format.
-Filmmakers may submit multiple films, but each entry should be submitted separately, with its own entry form.
-Wallabout is open to all genres, themes, and categories.
> MORE ON WALLABOUT:
Entrants will be notified of selection status via email. Please be sure to notify us if your email changes for whatever reason. Unfortunately we will not be able to provide feedback or to return any submitted DVDs or materials.
> FILMMAKER RELEASE
I acknowledge and agree that to the best of my knowledge, I am duly authorized to submit this film to the Wallabout Film Festival and to grant permissions related to its use and performance. I grant permission to Wallabout and its participating press outlets to use film clips/stills for marketing and promotion of the festival, including on the festival’s website. Submitting a film to Wallabout constitutes an agreement by and between the student filmmaker and Wallabout that the film will be considered for programming and open to be screened at Wallabout 2013. By typing my name and date below, I agree to all of these rules, terms and conditions.
> WALLABOUT MAILING ADDRESS:
If you choose to submit via mail rather than electronically, please send a completed form together with a Region 1 DVD or data disk to:
Wallabout Submission Committee
c/o Professor Basil Tsiokos
DeKalb Hall, 2nd Fl
200 Willoughby Ave
Brooklyn NY 11205