ONECLOUDFEST

 

Online via Facebook
March 15, 2012 to February 28, 2013

Have a look at the 2nd Annual ONECLOUDFEST (OCF), a year-long showcase that revolutionizes the film festival experience by bringing the party right to participants. With the aid of cloud technology that connects its filmmakers and audiences online, OCF does away with the hassles and expense of travel and lodging, and allows filmmakers and audience members to enjoy the festival program from wherever they are. The end result is a festival with a staggering global audience and incredible networking potential.

Where most marquees burn brightly for only a few days, OCF offers a much longer window of exposure and an ease of access that more traditional, venue-based events can rarely offer. Those advantages translate to just the kind of buzz that could get a film noticed by audiences and industry alike. What’s more, all official selections benefit from an exclusive and far-reaching digital promotional campaign. OCF is an event that not only celebrates filmmaking, it celebrates the individual film and filmmaker by maximizing their potential reach and impact on audiences.

OCF presents awards to one title from each competitive category (Music Video, Short, Animation, and Documentary Short) at the end of each of the spring, summer, and fall showcases. Cash and prizes will be awarded to four winning films during the Annual Winter Finals event. OCF offers plenty of opportunities to submit and win, but its greatest reward is its unique ability to connect great films to film fans and industry veterans around the globe, with limitless potential.

 

UPCOMING DEADLINE
August 1, 2012 – Fall Showcase Deadline

MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
OCF aims to bring exposure to great filmmakers and great films that might otherwise not break in through a more traditional festival process. The festival takes place entirely on Facebook and is designed to fully harness the power of social media in the digital age.

MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Several OCF films have gone on to further acclaim and success across the circuit. OCF’s Best Music Video selection of 2011, “House,” continues to travel the globe and has won awards at several other festivals. LITTLE BOAT, an OCF 2011 animation selection, is now an official selection for South by Southwest 2012, and last year’s narrative selection, THE SECRET FRIEND, won the 2011 Valley Film Festival.

If you’re looking for far-reaching exposure, ONECLOUDFEST is for you. Submit today!

TORONTO AFTER DARK: Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Film Festival

Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Film Festival

7 Annual October 18, 2012 to October 26, 2012
OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES •
Feature Films
INTRODUCTION TO TORONTO AFTER DARK’S FEATURE FILM PROGRAM

Toronto After Dark Film Festival is a critically acclaimed week-long showcase of thrilling international cinema held annually in Toronto, Canada. The festival is a premier celebration of new HORROR, SCI-FI, FANTASY, ANIMATION, ACTION, CULT & THRILLING feature-length and short films from around the world, and is attended by over 10,000 enthusiastic film fans, press and industry every year.
FEATURES AFTER DARK is a key component of our festival: our collection of exciting new feature-length films that screen in front of packed, enthusiastic audiences!
WHAT FEATURE FILMMAKERS & PRESS SAY ABOUT US
“Toronto After Dark is a fabulous launching pad for independent genre film” – John Landis, Director/Writer/Producer (AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, BLUES BROTHERS, SOME GUY WHO KILLS PEOPLE)
“Great films and a great time, Toronto After Dark is a can’t miss event!” – AIN’T IT COOL NEWS
“Toronto After Dark is a great celebration of films, filmmakers and fans. With sold-out crowds, it’s one of the best events to attend!” – Ti West, Director/Writer/Actor (THE INNKEEPERS, HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, V/H/S, ABC’S OF DEATH)
“An amazing atmosphere and great energy! The fans at Toronto After Dark are the best.” – Eli Roth, Producer/Actor/Writer (INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, THE LAST EXORCISM, CABIN FEVER, HOSTEL, GRINDHOUSE)
“Toronto After Dark is a really cool event, run by a dedicated group of hardcore fans, that celebrate genre cinema.” – BLOODY-DISGUSTING
“Toronto After Dark is truly dedicated to independent film!” – Lloyd Kaufman Director/Producer/Actor (TOXIC AVENGER, TROMEO & JULIET, POULTRYGEIST, FATHER’S DAY)
“My film was in many festivals, but Toronto After Dark by far and away had the most enthusiastic crowds!” – Scott Sanders, Director/Writer (BLACK DYNAMITE)
Short Films
INTRODUCTION TO TORONTO AFTER DARK’S SHORT FILM PROGRAM

Toronto After Dark Film Festival is a critically acclaimed week-long showcase of thrilling international cinema held annually in Toronto, Canada. The festival is a premier celebration of new HORROR, SCI-FI, FANTASY, ANIMATION, ACTION, CULT & THRILLING feature-length and short films from around the world, and is attended by over 10,000 enthusiastic film fans, press and industry every year.
SHORTS AFTER DARK is our popular collection of exciting new short-films that screen at the festival in front of large and excited crowds!
WHAT SHORT FILMMAKERS & PRESS SAY ABOUT US
“Toronto After Dark is an epicenter for genre fans across the globe.” – MOVIE MAKER
“Well organized, friendly, and relaxed, you can’t go wrong with this festival.” – FANGORIA
“A very strong film program, mighty cool!” – TWITCH FILM
“I couldn’t have asked for a better response from people who share my obsession with all things fantastical. The people responsible for Toronto After Dark have given me nothing but positive support and assistance with my short film.” -Steven Kostanski, Short Filmmaker (LAZER GHOSTS 2)
“The programming is fantastic and innovative, designed for genre aficionados by genre aficionados.” – RUE MORGUE
“An amazing festival!” – SPACE CHANNEL
“I signed my distribution agreement last week. I got the offer from a distributor who saw my short film at the festival!” – John Reed, Short Filmmaker (FUDDLEBE)
“Pack your bags for the Great White North! The movies at Toronto After Dark sets them apart from similar festivals.” – DREAD CENTRAL
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
ABOUT TORONTO AFTER DARK
Toronto After Dark Film Festival is one of the world’s leading showcases of new horror, sci-fi, action and cult films. Entering its 7th Year in 2012, the critically acclaimed annual event spotlights thrilling new feature films and shorts from around the world. Last year’s festival was attended by a record over 10,000 enthusiastic film fans and over 100 members of press and industry, resulting in an unprecedented over 450 published reviews for its film selections including coverage for the first time from the Hollywood Trade Press, and a number of distribution deals for filmmakers. In a poll of local filmgoers, Toronto After Dark was also voted Runner-Up for Best Film Festival in the City.
Following last year’s record-breaking success, for its next edition, Toronto After Dark expands its main festival to a record nine thrilling nights, October 18-26, 2012. This year also marks the return of Toronto After Dark to its historic home, the now beautifully restored Bloor Cinema, Toronto’s legendary hundred-year old movie theatre, revered by visiting filmmakers including Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith and Edgar Wright. We look forward to your entry and participation in this year’s exciting 7th Annual Toronto After Dark: Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Film Festival!
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We’re looking for independent and international feature-length and short films from around the world, in the following main genre groups:
– Horror, Supernatural
– Sci-Fi, Fantasy
– Animation
– Crime, Action, Thriller, Suspense
– Cult, Bizarre, Genre-defying, Experimental
– Documentary (with a genre connection)
– Music Videos (with a genre connection)
WANT MORE INFO ON TORONTO AFTER DARK?
You can find out more about our film festival, and see videos, images, reviews and more filmmaker testimonials at the Official Festival Website here:
http://www.torontoafterdark.com
PLEASE E-MAIL US QUESTIONS, ANYTIME:
submissions@torontoafterdark.com
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
WHAT WE OFFER FILMMAKERS
“The people responsible for Toronto After Dark have given me nothing but positive support and assistance with my film.” – Steven Kostanski, Short Filmmaker
If your submitted film is selected for screening at the 2012 Toronto After Dark Film Festival, here is what you can expect from us:
– EXCELLENT PRESENTATION: Toronto After Dark takes pride in screening all films with the very best projection and sound equipment available.
– EXTENSIVE PROMOTION of your film as part of our massive two month festival marketing campaign that involves print, cinema, web, social media and street marketing. We also create excellent film profile pages on our festival website to showcase each film to the general public in the best possible light.
– A WELL-ATTENDED SCREENING: Our festival has become world-famous for its packed, enthusiastic audiences, with typically over 400 fans in attendance at every screening. These fans create fantastic word of mouth for the films they see.
– MASSIVE PRESS COVERAGE: Very few festivals in the world come close to Toronto After Dark when it comes to generating publicity for independent genre films, both feature films and shorts. Given our status as one of the world’s top genre film festivals, over 100 press and industry members cover our event annually including the Hollywood trade press and most importantly we encourage them to cover our short films too.
Outlets Toronto After Dark and its film selections have been featured in include: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Ain’t It Cool News, Bloody-Disgusting, Twitch Film, Coming Soon.Net, Fangoria, Rue Morgue, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Filmmaker Magazine, and the SPACE Channel. Last year we were delighted to set a new record for editorial coverage, with over 350 published feature film reviews and over 100 published short film reviews at the festival.
– EXPOSURE BEYOND OUR FESTIVAL: We like to tell filmmakers, that at Toronto After Dark your film is not just programmed, it is adopted. You can rest assured, if selected that our experienced festival team will do all that it can to make sure that your film’s journey to finding the perfect audience wider than just our festival. is a successful one!
– HELP WITH DISTRIBUTION: Most recently Hollywood has also been taking notice of our festival with trade press coverage. Toronto After Dark has a number of high profile contacts that we can share with you if you are selected by our event, and seeking distribution domestically or internationally. A number of our official selections have gone on to find distribution deals following the buzz surrounding their screenings at Toronto After Dark.
ALL SUBMITTING FILMMAKERS CAN EXPECT
– A FAIR AND FULL PRE-SCREENING of your film: we don’t pre-guarantee a program slot to any filmmaker, regardless of their relationship with the festival. Our programming department watches every single film that it is submitted, before making our final selections.
– A HONEST AND FAIR CHANCE AT WINNING ONE OF SEVERAL AWARDS: Instead of festival juries which often have internal biases, Toronto After Dark as a fan-driven event prefers to let our fans choose ALL the winners of our awards. We have two broad categories of awards that are handed out by fans:
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS – FOR BEST OVERALL FILM (Features and Shorts): The Best Feature and Best Short Films as determined by a poll of all festival-goers at screenings. Over 3,000 votes are typically cast every year, with Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards given to films in each category.
FAN AWARDS FOR SPECIALTY CATEGORY WINNERS (Features): Determined by a poll of over 200 Festival Pass Buyers, filmmakers can win in such fun categories as Best Kill, Scariest Film, and Most Original Film as well as genre specific categories including Best Sci-Fi, Best Action and Best Horror Film.
PLEASE E-MAIL US QUESTIONS, ANYTIME:
submissions@torontoafterdark.com
WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR SUBMISSION!
– Team After Dark
ORGANIZERS
Adam Lopez (Festival Director) ; Adam Lopez (Festival Director) ; Peter Kuplowsky (Senior Programmer) ; Steven Landry (Programming Manager)
GENERAL RULES
ANY QUESTIONS?
PLEASE E-MAIL OUR SUBMISSIONS DEPARTMENT AT ANYTIME:
WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR ENTRY!
– Team After Dark

BIG APPLE FILM FESTIVAL

New York, New York – USA
November 14 to 18, 2012

The 9th Annual BIG APPLE FILM FESTIVAL (BAFF), is a four-day showcase of the best in independent cinema from around the world. Through its special focus on New York filmmakers and films, BAFF shines a light on one of the most eclectic and electric urban landscapes in the world, while connecting participants with a formidable network of filmmakers and honoring some of the brightest stars of today and tomorrow. The Festival has been praised not just for its program and exposure opportunities, but also for the overall experience of attending; Moviemaker has named BAFF among its “Top 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” and one of the “Coolest 25 Film Festivals.”

Each year, with its New York Emerging Talent Award, BAFF singles out of the most promising and influential talents in independent film. The festival’s knack for spotting a rising star has proven unquestionable – previous recipients of the award have included Rachel Bean (500 DAYS OF SUMMER), Aaron Stanford (X-MEN), and Academy Award-nominee Jesse Eisenberg (THE SOCIAL NETWORK). Other BAFF awards have honored producer Anthony Bregman (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND), Academy Award-nominee Haley Joel Osment (THE SIXTH SENSE), and Tony Award-winning and Emmy-nominated actor Alan Cumming (“The Good Wife”). This year BAFF will present its Golden Apple Award to documentarian Morgan Spurlock (SUPERSIZE ME).

Presented by the Big Apple Film Society, BAFF unfolds at the world-famous Tribeca Cinemas and celebrates the rich diversity of filmmakers, film audiences, and film characters that New York City has to offer. Love stories, family dramas, futuristic thrillers, and rule-breaking think-pieces dominated last year’s festival, and this year’s offerings promise to be just as varied. Interactive panel discussions allow guests to engage directly with representatives from the New York film community, including representatives from Samuel Goldwyn Films, HBO, Current TV, and Magnolia Pictures. BAFF is not merely a place to enjoy great cinema – it’s a place to network and nurture or launch a career.

UPCOMING DEADLINE
August 1, 2012 – Regular Deadline

MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
BAFF is dedicated to showcasing and promoting the highest quality films from the New York City independent film community, as well as specially selected films from across the country and around the world. The festival seeks to highlight films and filmmakers that reflect the unique qualities of New York City and to celebrate the great city of New York through the exhibition of innovative and diverse filmmaking.

MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
A number of BAFF official selections and filmmakers have gone on to much success. After its screening at the festival, Andrew Bowler’s comedy short TIME FREAK secured an Academy Award nomination. LOLA VERSUS, a film by BAFF award-winner Zoe Lister-Jones and fellow BAFF alumnus Daryl Wein, has since been released in theaters. BAFF Cityscape Award-winner THE PILL launched into 45 million homes in March of this year thanks to Cable Movies on Demand, and became the second most-watched film in the independent category on iTunes.

For an enjoyable festival experience and the chance at post-festival success in a variety of formats, submit your work to the Big Apple Film Festival today!

 

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

 

Miami, Florida – USA
March 1 to 10, 2013

Celebrating its 30th season this year is the MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (MIFF), a premier venue for the exhibition of U.S. and international films. MIFF annually showcases the work of the world’s best emerging and established filmmakers to diverse South Florida audiences and guests from across the globe. More than 70,000 people attended the festival in 2012 and more than 300 filmmakers, producers, directors, writers, actors, and industry representatives shared and celebrated their work, connected with one another, and enjoyed Miami’s vibrant scene during the ten-day event.

A variety of cash prizes are awarded to the top films through generous sponsorships. Dramatic works from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal, as well as Latino-themed works produced in the United States, will compete for $40,000 USD in prizes courtesy of the Knight Foundation and a $5,000 Screenwriting Award from the Jordan A. Ressler Foundation. First-time feature filmmakers from Spain, Portugal, or Latin America will compete for a $5,000 cash prize sponsored by Lexus. And, feature-length documentaries made by international filmmakers that examine social issues, diverse cultures, icons, or inspiring people will compete for $10,000 from the Knight Foundation.

MIFF offers filmmakers an exceptional platform for exposure during the festival and beyond. Worldwide media impressions and press coverage topped over three billion hits in the three months surrounding MIFF 2012. Regarded as an important destination for distributors on the hunt for acquisitions, a number of MIFF alums have brokered deals during or after the festival. MIFF additionally offers complimentary accreditation and access to all events and activities for up to four representatives from selected feature and documentary films and up to two representatives for short films. Discount codes for airfare and accommodations in Miami are also provided to accepted filmmakers attending the festival.

UPCOMING DEADLINE
July 23, 2012 – Regular Deadline

MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
The Miami International Film Festival is known for exhibiting the work of veteran filmmakers alongside films from emerging talents primed for the world-wide attention that the festival commands.

MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Festival has celebrated a diverse group of important international filmmakers in its long history, including Pedro Almodóvar, Andrea Arnold, Hector Babenco, Luc Besson, Susanne Bier, Daniel Burman, Alfonso Cuarón, Terrence Davies, Jonathan Demme, Alex de la Iglesia, Roberto Faenza, Philippe Falardeau, Abel Ferrara, Andy Garcia, Liz Garbus, Xialou Guo, Patricio Guzmán, Steve James, Lawrence Kasdan, Pablo Larraín, Lucrecia Martel, James Marsh, François Ozon, Carlos Sorín, Fernando Trueba, Liv Ullman, Margarethe von Trotta, Wim Wenders, and Andrés Wood. With a special focus on Ibero-American cinema, MIFF is annually recognized for discovering and launching new works from Ibero-American artists.

If you’re looking for top-notch exposure, cash awards, and an exciting festival experience, the Miami International Film Festival is for you. Submit today!

the EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL

Various Cities – Europe
October 14 to November 17, 2012

The 8th Annual EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL (EFF), is a crowd-pleasing multi-city showcase of more than 60 feature films and 200 shorts. With events held in dozens of locations across Europe for more than a month, EFF ignites the continent with the joys of storytelling, creativity, and professional networking. With the operating philosophy that cinema is a language everyone can speak, EFF creates a common emotional bond that demolishes barriers and promotes cultural connections.

The festival places particular emphasis on the discovery and celebration of new filmmakers, with special attention paid to first- and second-time directors who have overcome budgetary restrictions in bold and innovative ways. Selected filmmakers are not only rewarded with the opportunity to screen their work at venues including Berlin’s Westphailia University and Athens’s Afaia New Star Art Cinema, they also benefit from networking events with critics, scholars, film masters, and the movie-going public. What’s more, Toronto-based distributor CinemaVault will consider all EFF official selections for distribution.

EFF’s categories of competition span all storytelling genres and include narrative feature, documentary feature, short documentary, gay and lesbian film, experimental film, animated short, music video, feature screenplay, and short screenplay, as well as screenplay pitch – for film concepts expressed in a maximum of three pages. The festival truly offers something for everyone, regardless of home country, style, or area of interest. Winners of last year’s festival included filmmakers and films from Denmark, France, Germany, Belgium, Australia, Peru, and the United States, to name just a few.

UPCOMING DEADLINE
July 27, 2012 – Regular Deadline

MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
The mission of EFF is to bring quality international independent film to the widest possible audience in Europe and beyond. The festival aims to provide a cultural alternative to the commercial film experience, to support independent filmmakers, and to utilize the power of film to further the goal of inter-cultural understanding among nations, ultimately assisting in the building of a shared artistic experience.

MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Academy Award-nominated PERSEPOLIS, the French animated film that charted the story of a precocious Iranian girl, won EFF’s Best Film prize in 2007. Many more EFF films have gone on to theatrical release after the festival, including I AM FROM TITOV VELES, SEVEN SISTERS, URBAN COWBOYS, and THE DAY AFTER PEACE.

Time Out Magazine hails the Festival’s unique approach: “Representing a revolution in the concept of the film festival bringing the festival to the viewers rather than the other way around, the European Film Festival, with its focus on low-budget wonders, is fast becoming a standard-bearer of quality indie can-do filmmaking all over the continent.” Join the revolution…submit your film, script, or pitch to the European Film Festival today!

CUCALORUS FILM FESTIVAL

CUCALORUS FILM FESTIVAL

Wilmington, North Carolina – USA
November 8 to 11, 2012

 


Upcoming Deadline: July 25, 2012

A true filmmaker favorite, the 18th Annual CUCALORUS FILM FESTIVAL (CFF) is a four-day celebration of art and artists, in any and all of their many forms, and has been lauded by MovieMaker Magazine as “a breeding ground for artistic appreciation and good times alike.” Presenting an eclectic collection of independent and international films as well as a broad range of special programs, CFF ushers new and exciting voices onto the filmmaking scene.

Rather than bestow trophies on a select handful of filmmakers, CFF spreads a little green around to all participants. The festival provides travel stipends, housing, and airfare for all visiting artists on a first-come first-served basis. With the belief that financial support for artists is critical to building a sustainable model for independent filmmaking, more than 50% of festival ticket sales go directly into the hands of exhibiting artists. The Festival’s laid-back vibe also allows attending filmmakers to unwind, network, explore new ideas, and launch collaborations with other guests. To enjoy a warm North Carolina welcome at a totally immersive celebration of the arts, submit to the Cucalorus Film Festival today!

 

 

What is a Cucalorus?

cuc•a•lor•us n., [orig. Gk. kukaloris, the dance of the shadows.]1. a film set apparatus placed in front of a light source to create a dappled lighting effect on a subject or background. also cookie, UK. gobo. 2. a film festival in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Cucalorus was founded in 1994 by a filmmaking collective called TwinkleDoon. At the inaugural event, crowds wrapped around the block to see 16 local films screening at a restaurant by the Cape Fear River. These days Cucalorus Film Festival takes place every November in historic Wilmington, NC screening over 100 independent and international films in venues like the majestic and recently restored Thalian Hall as well as City Stage Theater and Jengo’s Playhouse. In 2009 MovieMaker Magazine recognized it as one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals” and by the Brooks Institute as one of the “Top Ten Film Festivals”

ZERO FILM FESTIVAL – CANADA

The ZERO FILM FESTIVAL – CANADA

Montreal & Toronto – CANADA
September 6 to 14, 2012

Upcoming Deadline: July 20, 2012

The 3rd Annual ZERO FILM FESTIVAL – CANADA (ZFF) exclusively celebrates the courage, ingenuity, and talent of self-financed filmmakers from around the world. Each film screened at ZFF is made with little to no budget but with limitless imagination. Since 2007, ZFF has featured more than 1,000 films from filmmakers working on five continents, and has held screenings in unique venues in London, Peru, France, Los Angeles, and New York. This year marks ZFF’s first festival in Montreal and third in Toronto, two of Canada’s most exciting cities.

ZFF’s award winners each nab a $500 USD cash prize, and select filmmakers earn programming space in other ZFF events around the globe or distribution through the festival’s partner label, LoWave. Up-and-coming filmmakers have the chance to exhibit their work in a celebratory environment alongside such talents as David Lynch and Chloë Sevigny. Success at Zero Film Festival today could generate great opportunities tomorrow; just ask writer-director Lena Dunham, a ZFF alum and the creator of HBO’s hit series, “Girls.” ZFF is more than a film festival – it’s a multimedia event exclusive to self-financed filmmakers that brings talented artists together and sparks relationships that could last for years. Submit your film today!