4 Fests You Should Enter This Week

2013 Los Angeles Film Festival (June 13 – 23)

“The LA Film Festival screens over 200 features, music videos, and shorts representing over 40 countries and provides the movie-loving public with access to the most critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals, and emerging talent from around the world.”

Next Deadline: January 11th

Accepts features, shorts, music videos and high school films completed after January 1, 2012

Entry Fees:

Features: $60

Shorts: $40

Music Videos: $15

High School Shorts: FREE

website: http://www.lafilmfest.com/submisson-guidelines/

Hot Docs Film Festival (April 25- May 5th)

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



Los Angeles Student Media Festival (March 10th)

Next Deadline: January 16th

“LASMF is looking for original pieces created by high school students that do not exceed seven minutes in length. Student work in the animation, comedy, commercial, drama or documentary/PSA category may be submitted. Winning films will each be awarded a $500 scholarship sponsored by the Jack Oakie and Victoria Horne Oakie Charitable Foundation. The film that is chosen for the “Best of Show” award will receive an additional $500 scholarship.”


website: http://lasmf.lacity.org/Guidelines/index.htm



2013 Montclair Film Festival (April 29 – May 5)

Next Deadline: February 1st

“The Montclair Film Festival (MFF), a non-profit organization, exists to nurture and showcase the talents of filmmakers from around the world. The Festival creates a cultural focal point in the Township of Montclair, New Jersey that unites, empowers, educates and celebrates the region’s diverse community and robust artistic heritage.”

website: http://montclairfilmfest.org/2012/11/mff-2012-film-submissions-are-open/

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