4 Fests You Should Enter This Week

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

Ann Arbor Film Festival
March 25 – 30, 2014

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Early Deadline: August 19 (postmark)

“The AAFF provides at least $20,000 in cash and film stock/services to more than 20 filmmakers, serves as a qualifying festival for Academy Award® nomination in the short film category and provides touring opportunities for select filmmakers.”

Accepts feature and short films.

Website: http://www.aafilmfest.org/festival/submit
San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival
March 2014 

Early Deadline: August 30

“The San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival (SFIWFF) has a long tradition of providing the community with some of the best films directed and co-directed by women from all over the world. Since 2004, the SFIWFF has presented an elective program of narrative, documentary and international features and short films.”

Accepts films of all genres 20 minutes or less. Films must be directed or co-directed by women.

Website: http://www.womensfilminstitute.com/sf-womens-film-festival//
SXSW Film Festival
March 7 – 15, 2014

Austin, Texas

Early Deadline: October 3 (received by date)

“The SXSW® Film Conference & Festival champions the vitality, innovation and opportunity that drive entertainment and media, and boldly tackles the evolution of all aspects of “film” today, down to its very definition. Winners of our Best Animated, Best Narrative and Best Documentary Short Film categories become eligible for both Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards (Oscars) and British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards (BAFTAs).”

Accepts features, shorts, music videos and title sequences.

Website: http://sxsw.com/film/screenings/submit
Dallas International Film Festival
April 3 – 13, 2014

Dallas, Texas

Early Deadline: October 18 (postmark date)

“One of MovieMaker magazine’s “25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee,” the 8th-annual Dallas International Film Festival will be held April 3 to April 13, 2014. During the past seven years, the Festival has featured the finest in U.S. and international cinema, including 1,335 films representing more than 50 countries, and has presented more than $490,000 in awards.”

Accepts features, shorts and animations. 

Website: http://www.dallasfilm.org/submit-your-film-for-diff-2014/

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