4 Fests You Should Enter This Week

Encounters Shorts and Animation Film Festival (Sept 17-22, 2013)

Deadlines: March 29th (films completed in 2012); June 3rd (films completed in 2013)

“Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival (Bristol, UK) is the UK’s longest running competitive short film and animation festival. It presents one of the world’s best-known showcases and meeting points for emerging talent, and seeks to promote the importance of short film as a means to develop the next generation of filmmakers and animators. Encounters is also a gateway to the world’s most prestigious short film and animation awards: the BAFTAs, the Oscars®, the European Film Awards and the Cartoon d’Or.”

website: http://www.encounters-festival.org.uk/#/submit-films.html

Urbanworld Film Festival (Sept. 18-22, 2013)

Next Deadline: March 31st

“Urbanworld is one of the World’s largest competitive film festivals, whose mission is to redefine and enhance the roles of multicultural constituents and enhance the roles of multicultural constituents in contemporary cinema.”

Accepts: feature documentaries, feature narratives, short documentaries, short narrative films.

website: http://urbanworld.org/

Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival (Sept. 13-14, 2013)

Next Deadline: March 31st (NO ENTRY FEE!)

“The Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival seeks to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender lived experience through the visions of innovative film and video makers. We seek films and videos that enrich, entertain, and encourage a sense of community. This festival hopes to recognize the diversity of local, regional, national, and international LGBT communities.”

Accepts: feature documentaries, feature narratives, short documentaries, short narrative films, experimental films, animations

website: http://fmlgbtff.com/submit.html

Palm Springs International Shortsfest and Film Market (June 14-28, 2013)

“The Palm Springs International ShortFest provides a showcase and market for the best short-form cinema and its creators in the world. We welcome both student and non-student filmmakers. All films submitted, whether screened in the Festival or not, are eligible to participate in the Market, which consists of a video film library and 20 viewing stations open to sales agents, distributors and other industry representatives. The Festival has twenty competitive categories with prize money, film stock and production services valued over $70,000.00 to be awarded for first and second places in addition to a “Best of Festival” award and a “Future Filmmaker” award.”

Next Deadline: April 8th

Accepts: Live Action, Documentary, Student films

website: http://www.psfilmfest.org/participate/submission/

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