Marfa, Texas – USA
June 26 to 30, 2013

March 11, 2013 – Regular Deadline

MFF - the Marfa Film Festival by Chantal Harvey

The Marfa Film Festival, set in gorgeous Texas, has become a beacon for amazing filmmakers, industry, and press from around the world.

As a non-competitive film festival, the MMF Marfa Film Festival offers no first place prizes and selects no winners, instead offering selected films a remarkable screening experience and the opportunity to forge connections with audiences and artists in a variety of disciplines. Festival alumni have gone on to earn numerous awards including Oscars, Emmys, and top honors at festivals around the world. In previous years, MFF has honored Dennis Hopper, Larry McMurtry, Lou Reed, and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. At MFF, films are screened one-at-a-time, ensuring each selected participant benefits from the full attention he or she deserves.

They accept Narratives, Documentaries, Animated Films, and Music Videos of any genre, addressing any topic. Films must screen within defined runtimes, detailed below. Marfa Film Festival places no restriction on an entry’s production date or premier status. We also welcome abandoned classics from decades past and never before seen indies.

Thanks to MFF’s remote location and low pollution, visitors are treated to screening experiences they simply won’t find anywhere else, including night-time cinema celebrations under a blanket of stars thicker than most attendees have ever seen. At its core, MFF represents a blend of cowboy, auteur, and home-grown artistic cultures that continues to blaze its own trail along the festival landscape. The result is a unique kind of magic that pulls visitors back again and again.

Submit your work HERE

15 Minutes of Fame

Festival of Short Films
Palm Bay, Florida USA –  May 17, 2013 to May 18, 2013

Update: All entries are due in our office by MAY 3, 2013. Hurry!

The “15-Minutes of Fame Festival of Short Films” is for SHORT FILMS that are 15-minutes OR LESS in length, produced by filmmakers from anywhere in the world. They welcome Music Videos, Animation, Documentaries, and Narratives.

All entries are viewed by a panel of judges, and are carefully evaluated on a “point system” for their technical quality, script development, acting, and entertainment value. The films that earn the most points become “Official Entries”, and will be shown to the community in the film festival.

The “15 Minutes of Fame” film festival is “a truly independent festival, for truly independent filmmakers”. It is sponsored by husband-and-wife filmmakers, Ray and Migdalia Etheridge, who founded the festival in 2009. Their festival has succeeded where others have failed by “keeping it simple”. NO FRILLS…JUST FILMS.

You have until May 3, 2013 to submit through


New York City, New York – USA
June 12 to 14, 2013

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March 9, 2013 – Regular Deadline

The Brooklyn Short Film Festival brings together the world’s best short films in an engaging atmosphere for the purpose of developing connections and building new relationships in the film industry.

Launched with the purpose of forging strong connections between established industry professionals and talented up-and-comers, Brooklyn Shorts recognizes the value of terrific short-form storytelling as a method of inviting fresh voices into a global, cinematic dialogue. It all begins in Brooklyn, where countless creative innovators have sharpened their skills and found their footing.

Brooklyn Shorts events are held in the trendy DUMBO neighborhood at the Galapagos Art Space, one of New York’s leading arts institutions. The festival stands at the forefront of short-form filmmaking and is proud to promote many of the field’s shining stars against a backdrop rich with media opportunities and industry visibility. It’s no wonder that several films celebrated at Brooklyn Shorts have subsequently secured financing for development into feature-length scripts and productions.

Cash and other prizes are awarded to filmmakers who best display a full command of their craft and story. Films celebrated at Brooklyn Shorts have ranged from compelling projects starring A-List talent like Kenneth Branagh to low-budget, independent documentaries shot in the corners of Africa. The festival recognizes that great stories can come from anyone, anywhere.

Submit your films HERE


New York, New York – USA
April 23 to 27, 2013

scissores about the BE FILM underground film festival

scissores about the BE FILM underground film festival

March 1, 2013 – Regular Deadline

Be Film The Underground Film Festival BTUFF is a New York City forum for independent filmmakers worldwide, and celebrates the best short-form, cinematic expressions to hit the screens.

Dedicated to championing great films for worldwide distribution, BE FILM is proud to screen its selected shorts in some of the best venues available today, including the Disney Park Avenue Screening Room, the Dolby Screening Room, and the Crosby Screening Room. BE FILM is unmistakable proof that sometimes it pays to keep things short. To ensure that your best short-form work reaches as many eyes and ears as possible-and in just the way you intended-submit to BE FILM today!

BE FILM has presented more than 1,000 short films from more than 30 countries across the globe and regularly takes full advantage of some of the best screening and social venues in New York City.

BE FILM welcomes terrific short-form works across all genres and creative forms, and it is proud to have been the first shorts festival in the world to introduce a “Stereoscopic 3D” category for filmmakers eager to stretch their craft into entirely new dimensions. Several of the festival’s official selections have gone on to the highest levels of industry success and have nabbed Academy Awards, BAFTA awards, and Moliere Awards, as well as numerous additional honors. Just ask writer-director Ari Sandel, whose short musical comedy West Bank Story stole hearts at Be Film and then took home the gold on Oscar night.

In addition to the recognition earned, BE FILM winners take home prizes–ranging in value from $500 to $5000 USD–from a slew of generous sponsors. Energized opening and closing night parties book-end the festival and reinforce BE FILM’s commitment to community, artistry, and the development of invaluable networking opportunities and relationships.



Leeds International Film Festival

27 Annual November 08, 2013 to November 22, 2013

Open call for entries, for the LIFF – Leeds International Film Festival

Founded in 1987 and hosted in the main city of the UK’s Yorkshire region, Leeds International Film Festival is renowned as a dynamic event with a reputation for challenging and innovative programming. Last year LIFF presented a huge variety of exceptional films at over 250 screenings and events at a wide variety of sites across the city, from cinemas and clubs to the newly customised, 1,000-capacity venue at Leeds Town Hall. LIFF features high-profile programme sections including: the competitions of the Official Selection; Fanomenon, the UK’s largest genre event; Short Film City; documentary strand Cinema Versa; exclusive Retrospectives and archive classics; and the Thought Bubble Comic Convention. LIFF is organised by Leeds Film, part of Leeds City Council, a local authority in the Yorkshire region of the UK. Leeds Film also organise Leeds Young People’s Film Festival.

LIFF has long been dedicated to unearthing rarely screened classics from the archive and importing rare film prints from around the world. We have established a new section to showcase a broad selection celebrating film history. In 2012 we screened a retrospective selection of the groundbreaking Japanese actress/director Kinuyo Tanaka alongside the early Soviet films of Andrei Konchalovsky, silent classics and an overview of recent Portuguese cinema.
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• Feature Films must be submitted to the Film Festival by Friday 30th August and Shorts by 20th September 2013.
• Only films completed after 1st January 2012 will be considered for the competitive sections. However, the Film Festival does consider archive film programming and older films for non-competitive sections, which can be submitted in the same way as new ones.
• Any genre and any length of film will be considered – anything under 45 minutes is classified as a short, anything over 45 minutes is classified as a feature.
• The film must not have appeared on British television.

Premiere Policy:
• UK premieres will be prioritised in the selection process in all Film Festival sections, especially for the Official Selection. However, we do not categorically insist on UK premieres – this is up to the discretion of the Film Festival team.

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Palm Beach, Florida – USA
April 4 to 11, 2013

December 31, 2012 – Late Deadline

The 18th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF), is offering eight days of world premieres, special events, and a program of feature, documentary, and short films that will amaze, entertain, and inspire. From its opening night reception to its closing night celebration, PBIFF is an energized and unforgettable foray into the magic of the movies. Set against the backdrop of one of the most beloved beach communities in the United States, fueled by enthusiastic volunteers, and supported through strong ties to its community, PBIFF is proud to treat each of its visitors like the industry powerhouses they are – or soon will be.

PBIFF boasts an impressive roster of alums, including Oscar-winner Bobby Moresco (Crash), Academy Award nominees Jason Reitman (Up in the Air) and Joel Zwick (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), and Spirit Award nominee Ricki Stern (The Trials of Darryl Hunt). Participating filmmakers compete for a variety of awards across several categories and benefit from festival transportation to and from the Palm Beach International Airport, discounted hotel rates, transportation to all festival events, and passes to films, panels, galas, and industry panels. Throughout the whole experience, PBIFF’s friendly staff and volunteers ensure that each festival guest gets the most out of his or her time in Palm Beach.

PBIFF is motivated by the films and the filmmakers it serves and is dedicated to expanding opportunities and visibility for top-notch cinematic achievements. PBIFF invites independent theater owners and bookers from across the U.S. to screen films and meet filmmakers during the festival in an effort to help independent artists get their projects seen by larger audiences. The festival also hosts a number of events where filmmakers can mix and mingle with industry guests; PBIFF is truly a place where career-launching relationships are built and future collaborations are born.

The festival is dedicated to making a positive and long-lasting difference in the lives of

young people who share the festival’s spirit of creativity and its passion for film. That’s why, every year, proceeds from PBIFF are directed towards Palm Beach County schools to provide new technologies, grants, and scholarships for the innovative pioneers of the future. Major industry players including Anthony Hopkins, Adrian Brody, Brett Ratner, Samuel L. Jackson, and Edward Norton have also contributed their services and resources to PBIFF’s cause and have enriched the festival experience for years on end.

Recent PBIFF honorees include long-time Palm Beach resident and Academy Award nominee Burt Reynolds, The Blind Side’s Quinton Aaron – who also doubled as a guest deejay, and Academy Award nominees James Cromwell (LA Confidential) and Richard Jenkins (The Visitor). Much like its host city, the festival offers a warm, social, and unpredictable energy alive with the spirit of possibility. See for yourself why Moviemaker Magazine raves, “Class is the name of the game…and PBIFF has it in droves”…submit your film to the Palm Beach International Film Festival today!


New York, New York – USA
April 17 to 28, 2013

December 28, 2012 – Withoutabox Deadline

The Tribeca Film Festival spurs the economic and cultural revitalization of the lower Manhattan district through an annual celebration of film, music, and culture. It also helps filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, exposes the general community to the power of cinema, and promotes New York City as a major filmmaking center. The festival is currently seeking world premiere feature films for this amazing 12-day event.

It showcases a diverse range of films including American indies, international premieres, documentaries, and genre films, including a World Narrative Competition Section and a World Documentary Competition Section. Tribeca also has a partnership with ESPN to showcase sports films. Alumni include such names as Jeff Nichols, Lisa Cholodenko, Seth Gordon, Paul Greengrass, Ed Burns, Alma Har’el, Zak Penn, Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady, Jeff Garlin, Tomas Alfredson, James Franco, Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg, Cameron Crowe, and Ti West.

TFF provides a one-of-a-kind festival experience and an unparalleled opportunity for exposure in New York. A premiere at Tribeca truly means the world is watching. For the chance to unveil your latest work at this prestigious festival, submit your world premiere feature film to the Tribeca Film Festival today!