4 Fests You Should Enter This Week

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

Los Angeles Shorts Fest (Fall 2013 – dates TBA)

Regular Deadline: July 3
Late Deadline: July 31

“Officially recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, some of these films may go on to receive Oscar nominations. We are the only festival with 7 awards recognized by the Academy. In the past, 44 films have received Oscar nominations with 13 winning the coveted Oscar statue.”

Accepts drama, comedy, animation, documentary, experimental, music video and foreign short films.

Website: http://lashortsfest.com  

San Francisco International Festival of Shorts (October 10 – 12)

Withoutabox.com Extended Deadline: July 5

“SF Shorts screens a very wide range of films, mixing genres, subjects, styles, and cultures. SF Shorts is about grabbing someone by the eyeballs and making them think, feel, and react. It’s about what people see every day but now stare at in wonder. Come watch films rub up against one another. “

Accepts short films and short scripts.

Website: http://www.sfshorts.com/  

To Submit Your Film: Withoutabox.com Page  
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (Feb. 14 – 23)

Missoula, Montana

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.

Website: http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/bsdff/submissions/
Lone Star Film Festival (November 6 – 10)

Fort Worth, TX

Late Deadline: August 16

“The Lone Star Film Festival (LSFF) in Sundance Square is the signature event of the Lone Star Film Society. Simply put, the LSFF provides North Texas audiences with their first, and sometimes only, opportunity to see the most celebrated films of the year while interacting with the artists who made them. The festival also seeks to discover and platform emerging films, talent, trends and distribution models that will shape the future of film.”

Accepts short & feature narratives, short & feature documentaries and student shorts.

Website: http://www.lonestarfilmsociety.com/about/lone-star-film-festival/  

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