4 Fests You Should Enter This Week


…because all it takes is ONE festival screening to change everything.

Fantastic Fest (September 19 – 26)

Austin, TX

Withoutabox.com Extended Deadline: June 28

“Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world.”

Accepts horror, sci-fi, fantasy, or related genre films (black comedy, crime, magic realism, action, suspense, etc) feature-length and short films

Website: http://fantasticfest.com/submit  

Mill Valley Film Festival (Oct. 3- 13)

San Rafael, California

Withoutabox.com Extended Deadline: June 28

“Known as a filmmakers’ festival, the Mill Valley Film Festival offers a high profile, prestigious and non-competitive environment perfect for celebrating the best in independent and world cinema.”

Accepts short and feature-length documentary, narrative, experimental, animation and youth produced films.

Website: http://www.mvff.com  
 
Atlanta Film Festival (March 21 – 30)

Earlybird Deadline: June 28 (must arrive at ATLFF offices or be uploaded by 11:59pm PST)

“Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) is an Academy Award qualifying, international film festival held in Atlanta, Georgia. Started in 1976 and occurring every April, the festival shows a diverse range of independent films, including genre films such as horror and sci-fi. Since 2008, the festival has presented the Pink Peach, which is awarded to the best LGBTQ film as chosen by the Pink Peach jury. “The Accountant” won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film in 2002 after qualifying at the 2001 Atlanta Film Festival.”

Accepts narrative & documentary features, short films and music videos.

Website: http://www.atlantafilmfestival.com/2014-submissions/  
 
Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POWFest) (March 6 – 9)

Regular Deadline: August 16

“POWFest places a spotlight on women directors by showcasing their work and empowering the community of women in film. POWFest encourages women to find their voice and to share their stories through innovative and quality filmmaking. We feature the work of today’s top women directors, honoring the true pioneers while providing support and recognition for the next generation of leading women filmmakers. Past Guests of Honor include: Allison Anders, Irene Taylor-Brodsky, Kathryn Bigelow, Gillian Armstrong, Amy Heckerling, Barbara Kopple and Penelope Spheeris.”

Accepts films of any length, style, or genre directed or co-directed by women.

Website: http://powfest.com/  

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