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Open Call for Films and Music videos: Vinilonga Short Film Festival

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Vinilonga is a film festival run by filmmakers for filmmakers! A new cinematic endeavour based out of Buenos Aires, Argentina, The Vinilonga Film Festival offers emerging and established talent alike a dynamic space in which to showcase their own unique projects. With events taking place both online and in cultural hotspots across South America, the festival also affords audiences the opportunity to experience a wealth and diversity on storytelling beyond the remits of mainstream cinema.

We like to imagine ourselves as a conceptual costume party, in which a different theme or topic serves as a sort-of cinematic dress-code for each of our editions. With a new instalment of the festival held every three months, each programme contains fifteen short films carefully selected from a rolling pool of submissions in order to fit the brief for that particular season.

So whether your interests lie in fiction, documentary, video-dance, video-poetry, experimental film, animation, or a combination of these elements, we encourage both domestic and international participants to utilise whatever means or methods they see fit when submitting their short film or video-clip for our consideration.

With our curatorial criteria based around finding unique perspectives on contemporary issues, including stories and styles and values we don’t typically observe in the mass-media, our aim at Vinilonga is to integrate a plethora of creative voices from across space and culture into a unique cinematic ensemble. In presenting the best-possible stories told over a mere matter of minutes, we hope not only to illuminate what separates us as artists but what unites us as human-beings

Prizes Details: 

Audience award

- Will receive a digital poster of the film made by our graphic designers' team

All submitted films will be considered for future editions of our festival AND partner festivals

Deadline: 
10/02/2021

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from 4 USD
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The 17th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival: Call for Entries

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Submissions for the 17th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (BFMAF) are now open.

The festival is looking for moving image works that disregard boundaries set by genre, form, convention and expectation. Feature, medium and short-length films are all welcome. For full details and to enter your work click here

About the Festival
The 17th edition of Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival will take place from the 9-12 of September 2021.
Presenting an artistically ambitious programme of new cinema and artists’ moving image. BFMAF is a platform for emerging and established artists and filmmakers, BFMAF is inspired by its surroundings to push boundaries and explore the unexplored.

Named by FilmFreeway and Moviemaker magazine as one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World, BFMAF’s premiere online edition took place over the course of three weeks last autumn. Alongside on-demand access to 53 titles (including world premieres, retrospective titles and works-in-progress), the Festival hosted in depth conversations with artists and filmmakers as well as music events and other special presentations. Pre-recorded podcasts and commissioned essays completed the extended online edition.

Entry guidelines
Please ensure your work meets the following criteria before entering:

  • Completed after 1st January 2020 (or not previously presented or screened at a film festival)
  • No previous or scheduled UK film festival screenings prior to October 2021
  • Feature films must not have been theatrically released in the UK before October 2021
  • All works in a language other than English must be subtitled in English
  • Eligible entries must have no previous or scheduled UK film festival screenings prior to October 2021.

Key dates/fees

  • £15 Early Bird: Friday 12 February
  • £20 Regular: Friday 26 March
  • £25 Late: Friday 16 April
  • Selection status: 9th August

For full details including entry guidelines and FAQ’s go to bfmaf.org/call-for-entries

If you have any questions contact us at programme@bfmaf.org.

We look forward to seeing your work!

Prize summary: 
2x £1000 cash prizes
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New Cinema Competition

Selected submissions for this year’s edition will compete in the New Cinema Competition strand. Encompassing the festival’s view of the most distinctive works of new cinema being made around the world today. find out more about the competition here.

All single screen films of any length are eligible for the 2021 New Cinema Competition. There will be two Berwick New Cinema cash awards of £1000. All selected filmmakers will receive a £400 fee

Past winners:

2020, All selected filmmakers shared the award.

Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Maria Anastassiou, Yu Araki, Mariana Caló & Francisco Queimadela, Luis Lopez Carrasco, Rhea Dillon, Jessica Dunn Rovinelli, Mouaad el Salem, Maria Clara Escobar, Elise Florenty & Marcel Türkowsky, Luke Fowler, Sky Hopinka, Nelson Makengo, Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, Phạm Ngọc Lân, Stefan Ramirez Perez and Lisa Spilliaert.

2019, Onyeka Igwe, the names have changed, including my own and truths have been altered, UK,

2018, Callum Hill, Crowtrap, UK, 2018

2017, Sky Hopinka, Dislocation Blues, US, 2017

2016, Camilo Restrepo, Cilaos, France, 2015

Past Jury members include:

Callum Hill (filmmaker); Hyun Jin Cho (programmer, London Film Festival)), Julian Ross (programmer, International Film Festival Rotterdam), Sky Hopinka (filmmaker), Sonali Joshi (film producer and distributor, Day for Night), Gail Pickering (artist), Camilo Restrepo (filmmaker). Amal Khalaf (DIrector of Programmes, Cubitt), Joanna Raczyńska (film programmer, National Gallery of Art, USA), Shama Khanna (curator, Flatness), Rehna Zaman (filmmaker), Sebastian Buerkner (filmmaker), Beatrice Gibson (filmmaker), Salomé Lamas (filmmaker) and Fatos Üstek (curator).

Deadline: 
03/26/2021

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Fee Detail: 
£15/£20/£25
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SPHERE FESTIVAL

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'SPHERE → WORLD CINEMA CARNIVAL' is introducing world's largest and first multidisciplinary festival to celebrate the visual arts.
We are faithful to several art forms and cinematic values. Our purpose is to introduce and develop the exceptional and powerful independent artist industry. We know and believe visual art is the only medium to transform the thinking process and generate a new profile in the world scenario.

https://filmfreeway.com/Spherefestival

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Deadline: 
02/28/2021

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IAFF Golden Kuker Sofia 2021

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THE INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (IAFF) GOLDEN KUKER - SOFIA, started its activity in October 2010 in Sofia and is the first festival of the art of animated films in Bulgaria since the new century. It is held every spring in May and is one of the most attractive cultural events in Bulgaria! The festival is a bridge between professionals from all over the world and succeeds in showing the best of Bulgarian and world animation, aiming to stimulate the creative expressions of animators from all over the world.

 

IAFF GOLDEN KUKER - SOFIA plays a key role in the animation industry because it is organized by animators who produce animated films themselves which are interesting for people of different generations. IAFF Golden Kuker - Sofia shows a high level of professional performance and a huge international participation with plenty of works of talented people from all over the world. During the festival and throughout the year, animators and audiences have the opportunity to attend professional master classes led by world-renowned directors and animators, exhibitions, seminars, round tables, presentations and impressive events related to the art of animation.

 

Each year the festival focuses on the preservation of the environment, a traveling festival is held in the country as well. It is organized by the animation studio ANIMART Ltd. www.animart-bg.com and the Bulgarian Association of Independent Animation Artists (BAIAA) “Proiko Proikov “(Legendary Bulgarian animator) www.baicaa.org/en/gallery/ - a nonprofit organization. The Association was created and chaired by Ms. Nadezhda Slavova (animator, director and screenwriter of many animated films), she also created the festival as she its director. Festival guests from all over the world have the opportunity to participate in tourist trip destinations in order to see the sights of our beautiful and unique country Bulgaria. The grand prize is “GOLDEN KUKER”, the Special Prize is in the name of “Proko Proikov” and there are also other awards in different categories.

 

IAFF GOLDEN KUKER - SOFIA is supported by the National Film Center, the Sofia Municipal Council, Sofia Municipality, the National Culture Fund, the Bulgarian National Television, the Bulgarian National Radio, the American Embassy, the Czech Cultural Center, the Hungarian Cultural Center, the Polish Institute - Sofia, the French cultural institute and by business companies in Bulgaria, who became its partners.bravely rolled up her sleeves and together with her colleagues from BAICAA organised The International Animation Film Festival Golden Kuker-Sofia. She then became an Art Director of the festival and carried out its 1st edition.

Prize summary: 
Special Grand Prix physical prize and certificate
Deadline: 
02/28/2021

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Fee Detail: 
Student Fee 10$, Standard Fee 15$. Special discounts for multiple films!
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Call for Entries: Vinilonga Showcase

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We are a new underground film festival with an open call for audiovisual artists working on experimental, sensory, animated, dance short films and music videos. We are looking forward to create a bi-monthly film festival online based on different themes, which can also be a platform with interviews to artists, reviews of their work and more. We specially encourage Female, LGBTIQ+, Senior, young, disabled, and other underrepresented creators to submite their art.

We will also organise live screenings offline in cultural centres in Buenos Aires and other venues.

Deadline: 
10/25/2020

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Fees range from 1 to 6 USD, depending on the category of submission
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Bucharest International Dance Film Festival - Open Call for Shorts - dance films, musicals

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Bucharest International Dance Film Festival, the only cinema event in Romania dedicated to dance films, launched the open call for short dance films, musicals, and animated movies!

BIDFF is the only dance film festival in our country and it was founded out of love for the dance film genre, with the purpose of promoting artists that work across genres and presenting cinematographic projects in which the language of the body explores strong narratives. Each year, the festival has a different theme that reflects upon the contemporary realities and questions the future of the body.

By a surprising and meaningful coincidence, as we are all confronting the global pandemic, utopia | dystopia is the theme of the BIDFF in 2020. The festival looks towards the future and tries to envision it. This year we use utopian | dystopian impulses as an instrument for reflection and dance films as a medium.

We invite film directors, choreographers, visual artists, animators, and musicians to submit their short films to the sixth edition of the festival, that will take place in Bucharest, between September 3 – 6. We also highly encourage filmmakers and other artists to apply if they have a movement themed animation or a short film revolving around the concept of utopia and dystopia.

BIDFF has a regular international and national competition dedicated to short dance films, while also holding the new competitional category for musicals, introduced last year.

CONDITIONS FOR SUBMITTING YOUR FILM

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Short Film Competition

Deadlines:

  • Early bird – May 31st
  • Regular – June 14
  • Late – July 5

We are looking for:

  • Short films of maximum 20 minutes, produced in the last 2 years, in the genres of dance film (fiction, animation, experimental, documentary);
  • Short musicals of maximum 20 minutes, produced in the last 2 years;
  • With a minimum quality of Full HD (1920 x 1080).

We are not looking for:

Music videos, trailers or recordings of performances, films already submitted in the previous years to BIDFF, 1-minute films, commercials.

We offer:

Cash awards for Best International Film, Best Romanian Film and Best Musical;

About the application:

Deadlines for submissions are May 31st (early bird), June 14 (regular), July 5 (late); 

You can submit your application starting the 4th of May;

All applicants will be informed about the outcome of their submission by August 1st, 2020;

Each director may submit a maximum of 2 films in the competition;

You can submit your film using the Film Freeway Platform;

Please check all the fees for submitting your film, according to each deadline before making the application.

Prize summary: 
" Win up to $2000 cash prizes. "
Prizes Details: 

The festival awards excellence, novelty, and courage in filmmaking, with a prize pool of 2000 euros. 

Deadline: 
05/31/2020

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Fee Detail: 
Early bird Standard: $8 Student: $6 Gold Members: $7; Regular Standard: $10 Student: $8 Gold Members: $9; Late Standard: $15 Student: $12 Gold Members: $13
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