Fests You Should Enter This Week (Stocking Stuffer Edition)

Tribeca Film Festival

Next Deadline: December 28th, 2012

“The Festival’s mission is to help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enable the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center. Tribeca Film Festival is well known for being a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors.”

Entry Fee: $100

Accepts feature-length fiction and documentary films completed after Nov. 30th, 2012 and have not screened publicly.

website: http://www.tribecafilm.com/festival/submissions/

deadCENTER Film Festival

Next Deadline: December 30th, 2012

“The deadCENTER Film Festival is in its 13th year of bringing quality independent films to Oklahoma and providing a nationally recognized platform for filmmakers to share their work. The name “deadCENTER” refers to the geographic location of the festival – in Oklahoma City – the “dead center” of the United States.”

website: http://www.deadcenterfilm.org/

Kansas City Women in Film and Television (KCWIFT) & Kansas City FilmFest Short Screenplay Contest

Next Deadline: January 1st, 2013

Entry Fee: $50

“With regard to our mission of empowering, promoting, and mentoring women in the entertainment, media, and communications industries, KCWIFT has partnered with KC FilmFest, presented by the Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee, to host an annual short screenwriting competition exclusively for female filmmakers/screenwriters. The contest winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize to make her winning script into a short film.”

website: http://www.kcwift.com/Contest.html

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Next Deadline: January 2nd, 2013 (through Withoutabox ONLY)

“Accepts features and shorts made by Asian American filmmakers or showcasing Asian American stories.”

website: http://asianfilmfestla.org/2013/submit/

New Directors/New Films

Next Deadline: Jan. 9th, 2013

“The renowned New Directors/New Films festival, presented jointly by The Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art, introduces New York audiences to the work of emerging or not-yet-established filmmakers from around the world. Entries must be New York premieres and must have been completed in 2012 or 2013. Films shown in other festivals or public screenings in New York are not eligible for consideration.”

website: http://www.filmlinc.com/blog/entry/submissions-are-open-for-new-directors-new-films-2013

Hot Docs Film Festival

Next Deadline: January 11th, 2013

“Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market. Each year, the Festival presents a selection of more than 180 cutting-edge documentaries from Canada and around the globe. Through its industry programs, Hot Docs also provides a full range of professional development, market and networking opportunities for documentary professionals.”

website: http://www.hotdocs.ca/festival/submit_a_film

International Upcoming Fashion Filmmakers Contest

Next Deadline: January 18th, 2013

“The first-ever fashion video festival during Milano Fashion City program. Diana Seclì presents the new talent contest about DIRECTION, PHOTOGRAPHY, STYLING and DESIGN. IUFF is reserved to international talents aged 18 through 36 years old. Winning video will be used to promote next festival season all over the world.”


Experimental Film Festival Portland

Next Deadline: Feb. 2nd, 2013

“The second EFFPortland is based on the framework and momentum of our first effort, maintaining the core value of connecting the rich
landscape of local makers to the vast and bright world of experimental media across the country and beyond both coasts.”

website: http://effportland.com/index.php

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