4 Fests You Should Enter This Week


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

Full Frame Documentary Festival
April 3 – 6, 2014 

Durham, North Carolina

Early Deadline: August 15 – October 15

“Full Frame exhibits nearly a hundred feature-length and short documentary films in a variety of programs during the four-day festival. In 2012, fifty-seven films were selected for NEW DOCS from twelve hundred entries, and were eligible for a number of awards in various categories. The 2012 festival offered nine awards, with prizes totaling nearly fifty-thousand dollars in cash and services.”

Accepts shorts and feature documentaries.

Website: http://www.fullframefest.org/festival/submit-2/

Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POWFest)
March 6 – 9, 2014

Regular Deadline: August 16

“The Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POWFest) places a spotlight on women directors by showcasing their work and strengthening the community of women in film. POWFest empowers 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.”

Films submitted must be directed or co-directed by a woman. Accepts shorts, features, documentaries, animation and films by young directors.

Website: http://powfest.com/submissions/

Miami International Film Festival
March 7 – 14, 2014

Miami, Florida

Late Deadline:August 26

“The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) is a world-class platform for International and Ibero-American film. Presenting its 31st edition in March 2014, MIFF showcases the work of the world’s best emerging and established filmmakers to the diverse South Florida community. With its special focus on Ibero-American cinema, the Miami International Film Festival has become the natural gateway for the discovery of Ibero-American talent. Cash awards totaling $55,000 are given in competition categories.”

All submitted films must be at minimum a Florida Premiere at MIFF 2014.

Website: http://www.miamifilmfestival.com/program/entries.aspx

L.E.S. Film Festival
June 2014

New York, NY

Early Deadline: September 30

“The L.E.S. Film Festival features the innovative work of exciting up and coming filmmakers and showcases those films in the heart of the Lower East Side of Manhattan. L.E.S. aims to create a special experience for both filmmaker and audience through neighborhood engagement, film screenings, and free events. Approachable, easy to navigate, and fun, like the Lower East Side itself, L.E.S. is full of energy that is absolutely for everyone!”

Accepts features, shorts and music videos. 

Website: http://www.lesfilmfestival.com/submit

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