Fests You Should Enter This Week (Turkey Day Super-Edition)

NexTv Talent Search for Directors & Actors

Regular Deadline: November 23rd

“We are searching the globe for tomorrow’s industry leaders. How often does it seem that you are up against a system designed to keep you from accessing the people who need to see your work? If Hollywood is always looking for fresh, new talent, why is it so difficult to get past the gatekeepers?Nextv has created this competition to bring industry leaders to you. By promising them a first look at some of the most exciting talent that the system has not yet recognized, we have attracted an incredible panel of decision-makers that can equal exposure at the highest levels.”

Entry Fee –  Submission Video Length:

Under 3 minutes – $40

3 – 10 minutes – $45

Over 10 minutes – $55



San Diego Black Film Festival

Withoutabox Extended Deadline: November 23rd

” The San Diego Black Film Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c) organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of African and African American cinema. Our largest event is the San Diego Black Film Festival established in 2003. Held each year in January, the San Diego Black film Festival is one of the largest black film festivals in the country.”

Submission categories:
Dramatic Feature, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Comedy, Animation, Music Video, Dramatic Short

website: Festival WAB page


The Philip K. Dick Film Festival

Late deadline: November 23rd

“The first New York Science Fiction Festival of its kind, the Philip K. Dick Film Festival is organized by filmmakers who understand the difficulties and challenges of telling a unique story in a corporate environment. The year 2012 marks the inauguration of the festival. The festival will be held in New York City in the fall for a total of 3 days in venues all over town. Guest speakers and writers that best represent the goals of the festival will attend the opening ceremonies.There will be panel discussions.”

Submission categories:

Dramatic, Shorts (under 60 minutes), Web Series, Movie Trailer, Documentary, Horror/ Supernatural Short, Horror / Supernatural Feature, Foreign Film, Latino , African American and other people of color Science Fiction

website: http://www.thephilipkdickfilmfestival.com/submissions.html


Black Maria Film Festival

Regular Deadline: November 26th

“The Festival and its tour operate as an independent non-profit organization and is the primary endeavor of Thomas Edison Media Arts. For over 30 years the Festival has been acclaimed for advocating, supporting and widely exhibiting fresh short works up to an hour in length by emerging as well as by veteran independent film and videomakers. The festival’s annual competition is juried by noted exponents of independent work and results in 40 to 60 works chosen for the festival’s annual tour. The tour visits 65 or more diverse institutions in 20 or more states starting with the premiere each season at New Jersey City University, in Jersey City, NJ.”

website: http://www.blackmariafilmfestival.org/submit.php


Providence Children’s Film Festival

Deadline: November 26th

” The Providence Children’s Film Festival (PCFF) brings high quality films for children and youth from around the world to Rhode Island and presents them as shared theatrical experiences for families and the community. The anchor event for the organization is an annual multi-day film festival of feature length and short films encompassing many genres, including live-action, animation and documentary, during the extended President’s Day weekend in February.”

website: http://www.providencechildrensfilmfestival.org/


DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon

Regular Deadline: November 30th

“DisOrient Asian and Pacific Islander American Film Festival of Oregon is a social justice film festival dedicated to deconstructing the media stereotypes of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans as “Orientals.” When selecting new and exciting films for our festival, we use the W.E.B. DuBois standard of “for us, by us, or about us” that are recent and undistributed works.”

Submissions categories: Shorts, Features, Docs, Music Videos



Cleveland International Film Festival

Deadline: November 30th

“We present the newest and best films from around the world, and we do everything in our power to make sure that our audience learns something along the way — about other cultures, about the topic at hand, about the experience from the filmmakers themselves.)  Winners of the CIFF Best Live Action Short Film and Best Animated Short Film awards may qualify to enter the Short Films category of the Academy Awards for the concurrent season, provided the films otherwise comply with the Academy rules.”

Submission Categories:

SHORTS (under 30 minutes): $70

MID-LENGTH (30 to 60 minutes): $80

FEATURES (over 60 minutes): $90

website: http://www.clevelandfilm.org/festival/call-for-entries


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