Open Call: BF Artist Film Festival

We are now accepting submissions for the ninth BF Artist Film Festival!

The festival is open to national and international artists at any stage of their career. We welcome single channel film and video works from within the field of artists’ moving image; short narrative films, documentaries, experimental and essay films, animation and video collage. There are no restrictions on date or theme. Videos under 6 minutes are preferred but videos of up to 10 minutes will be considered.

Deadline for Submissions: Open City Documentary Festival 2019

Submissions for Open City Documentary Festival 2019 are now open. We're looking for the most exciting and innovative non-fiction storytelling in short, mid-length and feature length documentaries, short audio documentaries, as well as cross-media projects (VR/AR/XR).

Open City Documentary Festival creates an open space in London to nurture and champion the art of creative documentary and non-fiction filmmakers, and over 4,000 people attended last year's festival to enjoy some of the very best in contemporary and international documentary.

Prizes are awarded in three categories: Open City Award, Best Emerging International Filmmaker Award, and Best UK Short Award (supported by the British Council).

ScreenDance Intensive

In addition to viewing and discussing a plethora of international dance film shorts and getting an overview of the genre, the Intensive takes participants through a variety of editing exercises, the preliminaries of getting coverage, creating & shooting dynamic choreography for camera - what works and what doesn’t, incorporating elements including time, distance, lighting, jump cuts, and much more.  The Intensive examines narrative vs. conceptual, linear vs. non linear, current & past popular styles of screen dance, “commercial” vs “art”,  where to go/existing options with your films in terms of festivals, funding, distribution etc. and much more. 

Call for Entry - this human world International Human Rights Film Festival

The 13th edition of this human world is taking place in Vienna, from December 3rd to December 13th, 2020.

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.

Short Com call for submissions


For those with spirit of independence and craft of short comedy filmmaking, you'll be pleased to hear that The Short Com International Film Festival returns this year! Short Com will be screening during the largest arts festival in the world, the Edinburgh Fringe and International Festival. We have prizes from film festival strategy experts; Festival Formula, screenwriting software from industry leaders Final Draft and also $500 to be won. For further details about the festival and how to enter, please visit our site via the link below.

Best wishes,

Chris Aitken

Editor Practicum | Media + Production


Work and learn through exposure to a wide range of post production projects under supervision by and mentorship from Banff Centre staff and faculty, and through collaboration with other practicum participants and project-related artists. 

The primary tools of focus will be AVID Media Composer and Symphony editing applications, along with some time spent in Adobe Photoshop and After Effects for the creation of related graphic elements. 

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