4 Fests You Should Enter This Week


First Glance Film Fest Philadelphia (Fall 2013)

Next deadline: April 16

“Our 16th annual FirstGlance Film Fest Philly is open to professional, first time, graduate and undergraduate filmmakers from down the street and across the globe. FirstGlance showcases the best indie filmmaking from around the world and celebrates Philadelphia filmmakers with a festival described as, “one of the most entertaining festivals out there” and “Philadelphia’s answer to Sundance”

Accepts narrative & doc features, narrative & doc shorts, student shorts, music videos, animations and web series pilots

website: http://www.firstglancefilms.com/philadelphia/callforentries

Hamptons International Film Festival (October 10 – 14, 2013)

Next deadline: April 8

“Now entering its 21st year, HIFF continues to thrive as a prestigious forum for independent and international film and is an Academy Award-qualifying festival for short live-action and animated films. The Festival is held for five days in early-October in venues stretching along Long Island’s east end, and attracts roughly 15,000 visitors annually. The Festival hosts three competitions focused specifically on early-career filmmakers, in the hopes of bolstering their work at an important juncture and helping develop a discussion around their films, both within the film community and beyond.”

Accepts narrative & doc features, shorts and student films

website: http://hamptonsfilmfest.org/festival2012/how-to-submit-2013/

Raindance Film Festival (Sept. 25 – Oct. 6, 2013)

Next deadline: April 17

“Raindance Film Festival is Europe’s leading independent film festival. Listed by Variety as one of the world’s top 50 ‘unmissable film festivals’, Raindance aims to nurture, support and promote independent films and filmmakers from the UK and around the world. Why Submit to Raindance? Historically, Raindance has been considered a “bellwether” festival – a festival that many other festivals and distributors look to for films and filmmakers”

Accepts all genre features, all genre shorts and music videos

website: http://www.raindance.org/festival-2013/

Starz Denver Film Festival (November 1- 11, 2013)

Deadlines: April 15

“The highly acclaimed Starz Denver Film Festival, which is the largest of its kind in the region, will celebrate its 36th year in 2013. This intense and concentrated exposition showcases more than 200 new films from around the world with over 175 international filmmakers, directors, actors and other film artists participating in the twelve-day event. The majority of these films would never be seen or discovered in the Rocky Mountain region outside the venue of the film festival. The annual celebration of film provides an important showcase for the best of world cinema, a platform for international film artists, and promotes dialogue among filmmakers and the public.”

Accepts narrative & documentary features, shorts by college students, music videos and short & feature screenplays

website: http://www.denverfilm.org/festival/

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