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The Call for Entries for the next edition of l'Alternativa is now open!

L’Alternativa, Barcelona Independent Film Festival, celebrates its 28th edition. We offer filmgoers, filmmakers and industry professionals a unique opportunity to discover and enjoy screenings and activities that value creative freedom, diversity, innovation, commitment and thought-provoking reflection.

L’Alternativa will take place from 15 to 28 November 2021, and will be a hybrid event: onsite* and online.
The main onsite venue is the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB).

We accept features and shorts, fiction, nonfiction, essay, animation and experimental from Spain and worldwide.
Cash prizes. 
Entry deadline is 1st July 2021

* Circumstances permitting

Prize summary: 
Cash prizes in all official sections

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
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Supernova Digital Animation Festival "Regeneration"





Regeneration celebrates a period of renewed existence, an improvement of social and economic conditions, a release from corruption, positive feedback, and the reactivation of a catalyst. It represents the conceptualization of a generation that will disrupt the hegemonic structures of the past and a break from patterns that no longer serve. A REgeneration in the spirit of change and expansive reasoning towards an alternate future that puts digital motion artists and their work at the forefront.

Denver, February 23rd — Denver Digerati opens the “Regeneration” artist submission portal for the 6th annual Supernova Digital Animation Festival, dedicated solely to artists working with digital animation and motion art, hosted in Denver, Colorado. Supernova is presented by Denver Digerati, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, with the mission to advance digital motion art through exhibition and education, accelerating the merger of art and technology. Artists from across the world can submit for consideration, their latest motion-artworks through the Supernova Film Freeway portal. 

The Supernova Digital Animation Festival is a singular example of innovation within an urban context, as well as a celebration of visionary artists who utilize technology to influence new media artworks and animation. Supernova will employ a multi-faceted approach for presentation in 2021. Thousands of Colorado residents will have the advantage of attending a walking-tour activation of the large network of public LED displays, through partnership with the Denver Theater District, as well as the continuation of a month-long takeover of Night Lights Denver, on the iconic Daniels & Fisher Tower, supporting artists through direct commissions for their work. The full slate of programming will be exhibited through a robust online platform throughout the month of September. 

In 2021, Denver Digerati will increase the focus on education and will offer a series of Crush Courses. There is a lot of excitement surrounding the workshops, which will be led by some of the most successful artists working in the medium today. In addition to classes for adults, teen classes will be taught, with the inclusion of reduced-rate or free education for youth. All of the workshops will bring the opportunity for works produced in the classes to be shown in the festival providing a unique and exciting exhibition experience.Artists may submit up to two animations for consideration through Supernova’s submission portal on Film Freeway. Artists submitting their work prior to April 30th enjoy a discounted submission fee. The final deadline is July 2nd. Program selections are announced in early September, along with the full program of additional arts activations, and community collaborations.  

** All Supernova submissions must be suitable for public presentation. Artists working with adult themes will be considered for the annual “Overdrive - Adults Only Animation” program curated by celebrated artist Faiyaz Jafri.

Supernova is supported by the Denver Theatre District, Bonfils Stanton Foundation and numerous partnership organizations. Use of outdoor LED screens for Supernova is made possible by Branded Cities and Orange Barrel Media. A full list of 2021 sponsors will be announced this summer. For a full recap of the 2020 festival, visit denverdigerati.org/supernova-archive. 

Prize summary: 
Cash Prize awards totaling $5,000 for Festival competition categories
Prizes Details: 

Denver Digerati awards approximately $5,000 total in cash prize awards to winners in multiple program categories, with the focal competition presenting the best of all submissions.  A new component of the awards in 2021 is the introduction of an artist residency program, connecting award winners to further the conversation around their work following Supernova’s conclusion. The festival supports work by seasoned artists and those seeking to develop within the field, including works considered for the festival’s annual Student Competition, and student works produced directly through Denver Digerati’s education department. 

Supernova Award winners from 2020 included: Sine Özbilge, Huckleberry Hax and Ted Wiggin in the focal Competition, Maja Gehrig and Raquel Meyers in the World on Fire program, Natalie Nichols, and the team of Kaz Fantone and Wyatt Hall in the Student Shorts program, and the Award of Distinction to Kimberly Burleigh in the Director’s Choice program


Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
15 - 25 USD
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Call for Entry - this human world International Human Rights Film Festival





The 14th edition of this human world is taking place in Vienna, from December 2-12, 2021.

this human world is Austria‘s first festival devoted to the subject of Human Rights and one of Vienna’s largest film festival.

The films shown at this human world are presented in an International competition programme consisting of four different sections and a number of thematic programmes, curated by the festival team, curators, experts, NGOs and partner festivals.

this human world presents outstanding documentary and fictional feature films, short films, animations and experimental films dealing with human rights issues. Films, that aim to encourage people, to scrutinise and re-examine their views and that are wary of human rights and responsibilities. Furthermore the festival programme contains thematic lectures, workshops, talks, panel discussions, performances and a nightline.

this human world ‘s annual competition programme does contain films, that raise social awareness of human rights issues outside the framework of mainstream films and that focus on socio-critical themes. Films, that fascinate and that captivate with their innovation, aesthetically and thematically. The application for the competition programme is open for films from all categories: fictional features, documentaries, animations, experimental films as well as animated and experimental short films produced after January 1st, 2019.

All films must be submitted on filmfreeway!

Prize summary: 
Win up to 2.000€ cash prizes.
Prizes Details: 

International Competition: 2.000€
Austrian Competition: 2.000€
Up&Coming Competition: 1.000€
exp:an:ded Shorts Competition: Artist-in-Residency by Q21 in Vienna


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'En Plein Air' Art Competition





9AM - 2PM | FREE to Enter

Stop by the Art & Earth Day Welcome Tent the day of the festival to register!

*Contestants must bring their own supplies.


Juried by local artist and educator Daniel Bonham, this free competition is split up into two groups: 17 and under, and 18+. Participants will create 'en plein air' drawings or paintings that will be juried at the Grand Pavilion at 2PM.

Winners from both groups will be announced at 3PM on the day of the festival. First and second-place winners from both groups will receive prizes.


Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
Register at the Welcome Tent the day of the competition
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GRRL HAUS CINEMA - Call for Entries





GRRL HAUS CINEMA is an ongoing program of short films and video art made by women, non-binary, genderqueer, and trans people. A mix of local, national, and international artists present work from a variety of disciplines: narrative, documentary, experimental, and conceptual. With an emphasis on low budget and DIY, GRRL HAUS is a space for underrepresented voices in the arts today.

For 2021 our main screenings will be held in July at two outdoor film events taking place in Berlin Germany.

In addition all submissions will be considered for our monthly curated online screenings, which includes interviews with the filmmakers.

GRRL HAUS is not your typical film festival, instead of having one big event - we have multiple events throughout the year. Our goal is to show as many quality short films made by women, non-binary, genderqueer, and trans people to an international audience.

We completely celebrate DIY culture and focus on sharing works to all different types of audiences. This can include audiences at international museums or to audiences at underground clubs. We believe that every audience deserves the chance to see these works, rather than just the typical film festival networking crowd. We want to reach all audiences and celebrate the inclusivity of creative and unique work in film.

To submit to our Summer 2021 screenings - please visit : https://filmfreeway.com/GRRLHAUSCINEMA

GRRL HAUS started in 2014 at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA, USA. Since then the event has showcased over 400 filmmakers, including multiple musical performances, video art installations, exhibitions and local vendors. In 2016 GRRL HAUS relocated to Berlin Germany and started hosting small screenings of local films. As we established are identity in Berlin we began to include music and arts.

Within the past few years we have grown to not just showcase films, but also art, music, dance, photography, handmade crafts and clothing, and even tarot, astrology and spiritual meet ups. The idea of GRRL HAUS is constantly expanding. We believe in no boundaries for creativity and are constantly looking for new ways to celebrate the work of underrepresented people.

For our complete history of screenings, events, exhibitions, concerts and parties - you can view all our teasers and selected artists on our Media page : https://www.grrlhauscinema.com/media.html

International Screenings: 
Our international screenings are curated from our over 400 yearly submissions. Through these submissions we select our favorite short films. This includes our end of the year festival screening at the Brattle Theatre and museum screenings at the prestigious Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.

Mobile Kino Screenings: 
We hold 3-4 screenings through Mobile Kino Berlin a year. These screenings we curate around the best of our local short film submissions and a selection of international short films. We invite the filmmakers to Q&A’s following the screenings, where they discus their works.

Loophole Monthly Screenings: 
Once a month GRRL HAUS hosts screenings at Loophole Berlin. These events focus on sharing local films by local filmmakers. All of these screenings are free to enter and enjoy. We believe it’s important to keep some events free for the public. 
These events build up our sense of local community and follows through with one of our founding principles : sharing our excitement and love for low budget, DIY events and making them accessible to everyone.

Online Screenings / Gimme 5: 
At GRRL HAUS CINEMA we were forced to cancel all our events during this Corona season, and every artist on our program list was left without a show venue. Energized and in defiance of the virus, we wanted now more than ever to keep going. We want the artists to keep going. We want to encourage them to stay active, to create, and most importantly to show their work. We want to reverse the status quo of art being left behind in times of crisis when it is needed most.

For past year (and into the future) we have been running online screenings, which we have been curating and presenting live on our online platform. We have been hosting these themed screenings on our website and Vimeo, as well as promoting all the films on our social media platforms. We host 10-15 short films on our site for a week. And then we remove them and continue hosting other themed sets.

Through these screenings our audiences are able to watch amazing short films in the comfort and safety of their home. All of the online screenings are free to watch, so they are accessible to anyone in these uncertain times.


Past and Current partners, venues, curation teams and organizations: 
Alamo Drafthouse 
Brain Arts 
Boston Hassle 
Brattle Theatre 
​Das Giftraum 
Dorchester Art Project 
DMP Sci-Fi Sleepover at Babylon Kino 
GIF - Girls in Film 
Institute of Contemporary Art Boston 
​Love Hotel 
Mobile Kino 
RAW Berlin 
Worm Rotterdam 
Under the Underground



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Open Call: Dance Film Submissions





Sans Souci's 18th Call for Entries

Open Call: Dance Film Submissions

Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema proudly invites submissions of film and video works that integrate dance and cinematography for our 17th annual festival season. We encourage submissions from all artists regardless of credentials and affiliations.

Early Bird Deadline: Feb 28, 2021
Final Deadline: Apr 4, 2021

Submission fees vary by category.

Please see our website or our FilmFreeway page to read the complete rules and regulations before submitting. Keep an eye on and our Facebook page to stay up to date on news and deadlines!

Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema is a niche film festival based in Boulder, Colorado (USA), screening works in our hometown, across the USA, and around the world. With an expansive definition of dance and an appreciation for highly experimental and interdisciplinary forms, this unique festival exposes diverse audiences to a variety of film, video, and performance possibilities.


Curatorial Criteria:
The integration of dance and cinematography is the heart of our work. When choosing works for exhibition and installation, we consider thoughtful forms and themes, investigative / innovative / experimental approaches, production values, audience appeal, choreographic creativity, virtuosic performance, and program fit. None of these criteria is a must; none is more important than the others; excellence in any one or two areas may be sufficient for acceptance. Cinematic elements must be an integral part of every entry. We encourage submissions from all artists regardless of credentials and affiliations.

Head to our website *sanssoucifestival.org* for more info.

New this year, we've adjusted our categories to invite the widening spectrum of contemporary works. Before submitting, please see the descriptions of each category on our FilmFreeway page.
▪ dance film - short (< 16 min)
▪ dance film - long (> 16 min)
▪ dance documentary - short (< 16 min)
▪ dance documentary - long (> 16 min)
▪ performance documentation / hybrid (< 16 min only)
▪ music video (< 5 min only)
▪ micro short (< 1 min only)
▪ youth directors - age 18 & under (< 3 min only)
▪ student director - age 19 & over (< 5 min only)
▪ first time filmmaker — non student, age 19 & over (<5 min only)

Other News This Year
If the submission fee creates a financial barrier to your entry, Sans Souci may be able to help. For the first time ever, we’re offering a limited number of submission fee waivers and fee assistance to those with financial hardship. If you’d like to apply for this program, please submit an application form (available on the Submit page on our website) by the Early Bird Deadline of February 28. You’ll be notified shortly after the Early Bird Deadline whether or not you’ve been selected for a waiver. If not, you’ll still receive the Early Bird Deadline price for submission.
As stated in our mission and values, increasing equitable access to dance cinema festivals is a high priority for us. If you have questions about this, please feel free to reach out. Submitting the form does not guarantee receiving a waiver. Receiving fee assistance does not grant acceptance to the festival. All films submitted must go through curation, and may or may not be accepted for screening.

Please see our Submit Page or our FilmFreeway page to read the complete rules and terms before submitting. Keep an eye on and our Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on news and deadlines!

Image is a frame from "Terrablue" (2018, USA) directed by Ana Baer and Rosely Conz.


https://sanssoucifestival.org/call-for-entries/ -- More Info
https://sanssoucifestival.org/contact/ -- Questions, etc.
https://filmfreeway.com/SansSouciFest -- To Submit
https://facebook.com/sanssoucifest -- Keep in touch
https://instagram.com/sanssoucifest -- Get reminders

Prize summary: 
Audience Choice Awards
Prizes Details: 

Audience Choice Awards are given out at the end of each season.


Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
Fees vary by category - see FilmFreeway
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