…because all it takes is ONE festival screening to change everything.
Hollywood Black Film Festival (Oct. 2- 6)
Next Deadline: June 16
“The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) welcomes narrative features, shorts, student and documentary films for its competitive program. Animation films, music videos and web series will be considered for its non-competitive program.
HBFF accepts film submissions from all filmmakers; however, to be eligible for the festival’s competitive program, one of the film’s creative principals, i.e. the writer, director or producer must be Black or of African heritage.“
Accepts short, features, student films and web series.
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (Feb. 14 – 23)
Next Deadline: July 10
“Now in its 10th year, The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival has become the largest cinema event in Montana and the premiere venue for non-fiction film in the American West.”
Accepts short and feature-length nonfiction works.
Slamdance Film Festival (Jan. 17 – 23)
Park City, Utah
Next Deadline: July 22
“Started in 1995 by a group of writer/director/producers, Slamdance continues to be organized and programmed by active filmmakers. Now in its nineteenth year as a festival that runs simultaneously to the Sundance Film Festival, Slamdance has established a unique reputation for premiering independent films by first-time directors working with limited budgets.”
**An Academy Award-qualifying festival for live-action, documentary and animated shorts.
Accepts narrative features & shorts, documentary features & shorts and experimental short films.
London Feminist Film Festival (actual date TBA)
Next Deadline: August 31
“After a successful first year, we are excited to confirm that the London Feminist Film Festival will return for its second year! From now until the end of August, we are looking for submissions of feminist films from women filmmakers around the world.”
Accepts shorts (under 30 mins) and features (over 30 mins).