EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

Paris – France
March 29 to 31, 2013
Upcoming Deadline: December 16

The 8th Annual ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is a spirited celebration of remarkable filmmaking and one of Europe’s most treasured cinematic events. The festival showcases the best indie films from around the world to large international audiences every year in Paris and also hosts screenings of it’s award-winning films in another 20 countries during it’s ÉCU-On-The-Road tour. In less than a decade, the festival has unearthed many cinematic gems and has helped further the careers of hundreds of indie filmmakers.

Each submitted film is evaluated across 15 categories – seven of which are open to non-European filmmakers – and competes for 25 coveted awards. Prizes vary from year to year, but are donated by partners like G-Technology, Lomography, and Final Draft. The jury is made up of internationally acclaimed filmmakers and film professionals, including French actress Ludivine Sagnier. If you’re looking to maximize the visibility of your work and connect with professionals at the top of their craft, you’ll find incredible networking and exposure opportunities at ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival. Submit your work today!

DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Dallas, Texas – USA
April 4 to 14, 2013

UPCOMING DEADLINE
December 7, 2012 – Regular Deadline

MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
The Dallas International Film Festival celebrates and honors filmmakers for their engagement in their creative communities and seeks to assist in future endeavors through increased exposure and financial reward.

MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Fostering interaction between filmmakers, audience members, and the Dallas community has long been a hallmark of DIFF. The festival attracts participants from all corners of the filmmaking process, including Academy Award-winners Kathryn Bigelow, Helen Hunt, Charlize Theron, Robert DeNiro, and Adrien Brody. Bursting with master classes, lively screenings, and panel discussions, DIFF connects filmmakers of all experience levels with the artists they admire and the answers they crave. What’s more, the entire experience unfolds with just the kind of folksy, warm-hearted spirit you’d expect to find in one of most beloved cities in Texas.

See for yourself why Save the Date director Michael Mohan raves, “So far in my travels, Dallas has been the most filmmaker friendly. The crowds are the best. The organization is the best. The hospitality is the best.” Submit your film to the Dallas International Film Festival today!

The 7th Annual Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF), is an 11-day celebration of remarkable films and their indelible impact on audiences. Last year’s DIFF drew more than 32,000 film lovers with a program of international premieres, red carpet galas, and filmmaker panels that opened eyes and broadened horizons. Promising another stellar slate and turnout this year, DIFF is proud to once again bring high-caliber entertainment to the warm and welcoming American Southwest.

DIFF creates an inclusive vibe that puts all exhibiting filmmakers on the highest pedestal; from the first-time short-form filmmaker to the award-winning industry veteran, all are treated with the same hospitality, press coverage, and respect. Each filmmaker is paired with a local host, often a leader in the film community, to help make their Dallas experience a memorable one; many past filmmakers have connected with individuals that have been instrumental in the success of their future projects through this host program. DIFF also offers travel and accommodation assistance when possible to ensure that selected filmmakers can personally present their films at the festival.

DIFF honors top narrative, documentary, and short films, and also offers a category reserved for films shot in or about the Lone Star State. In 2013, the festival will also celebrate Italian cinema through a special programming section. Grand Jury prize-winners in feature-length categories will walk away with a $10,000 USD unrestricted cash prize, and filmmakers who win in the Texas Competition will receive a Panavision camera rental package for the filming of their next project valued at $30,000. For the third year, The Embry Family Foundation will present the Silver Heart Award, a $10,000 cash prize, to a film dedicated to creating social change and fighting injustice.

Crossroads Film Festival

14 Annual April 12, 2013 to April 14, 2013

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Crossroads Film Festival provides Jackson, Mississippi and the Southeast region with a forum for independent film and video, in addition to being an advocate for film and video production in the American Southeast. The festival seeks to showcase the best films and videos from around the world for a culturally diverse audience.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
If you think you know Mississippi … think again! Jackson, Mississippi is the cultural crossroads of the south (hence the name – Crossroads Film Festival) and is the place where all the good stuff gets thrown together. This is where the music of delta Bluesman Robert Johnson runs straight into the home of the International Ballet Competition. We are home to Tennessee Williams, Willie Morris, Eudora Welty, William Faulkner, James Earl Jones, Oprah Winfrey, Morgan Freeman, and some of the world’s greatest historians, photographers, and musicians.

The Crossroads Film Festival is also home to some real quirky and creative folks, fried catfish, sweet tea, and a film festival to rival the best of them. Come challenge Mississippi’s creative class & be showered in Southern hospitality. There’ll be cash prizes, Southern celebrities, workshops, daily receptions and nightly jukin’ with live music. It’s all about your story.

 

 

PROVIDENCE CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL

 

Providence, Rhode Island – USA
February 14 to 19, 2013

Upcoming Deadline: November 26

The 4th Annual Providence Children’s Film Festival (PCFF) is dedicated to engaging, entertaining, and surprising young audiences. Harnessing the power of film to educate, shape and inspire young minds, PCFF recognizes that children are an impressionable audience and seeks to make a positive and long-lasting impact on the way they interpret and engage with the world around them. Unlike festivals that are programmed and evaluated exclusively by “grown-up” judges, PCFF is proud to involve young people in the selection of its content, as well as in determining award-winners at the end of the festival.

In addition to hosting this remarkable six-day celebration, PCFF sponsors additional film screenings and educational programming throughout the year, including an intensive filmmaking camp for teenagers and multiple after-school media literacy programs. By engaging young people in media, arts, and education at a formative stage of their lives, PCFF invests in a bright and exciting future full of bold, new voices and unforgettable entertainment. For many of tomorrow’s filmmakers and film lovers, it all begins at the Providence Children’s Film Festival. Submit your film today!

 

 

 

Women's International Film & Arts Festival

March 20-24, 2013

The Women’s International Film & Arts Festival is a non profit organization designed to promote and empower women’s artistic visions, and address our issues of concern around the world

The Time to Submit your film is Now for the 2013 Women’s International Film & Arts Festival.

Films directed, produced or written by women will be accepted.    Documentaries, Narrative, Animated, Shorts & Features will be  accepted for consideration into the festival.  Deadlines are as follows:

Late Deadline – October 31, 2012

Extended Late Deadline (November 15, 2012) – thru withoutabox.com only

Entry Rules and Requirements or download our 2013 Entry Form