4 Fests You Should Enter This Week

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

Macon Film Festival
February 27 – March 2, 2014

Macon, Georgia

Regular Deadline: August 30
“Surrounded by a rich musical and southern culture, the Macon Film Festival celebrates independent films while promoting filmmaking for entertainment, inspiration, education, and economic development. The festival features film screenings, celebrity guests, special screenings, and workshops throughout the festival weekend.”

Accepts features, shorts, music videos, documentaries, student films and animations. 

Website: http://www.maconfilmfestival.com/festival

London Feminist Film Festival (November 2013)

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).

Website: http://londonfeministfilmfestival.com/2013/05/11/call-for-submissions-lfff2/

International Film Festival Rotterdam
January 22 – February 2, 2014

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Early Deadlines:
Short films (under 60 mins) completed before 7/1/2013: September 1
Short films (under 60 mins) completed after 7/1/2013: October 1
Features (over 60 minutes): October 20

“IFFR is one of the largest audience and industry driven film festivals in the world. During twelve festival days, hundreds of filmmakers and other artists present their work to a large audience (2012: 274.000 admissions) and 2.700 film professionals. The IFFR actively supports new and adventurous filmmaking talent through its co-production market CineMart, its Hubert Bals Fund, Rotterdam Lab and Industry Office activities.”

Accepts feature and short films completed after Jan. 1, 2013.

Website: http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/professionals/news-2013-2014/film-entry-submissions-now-open/

ON LOCATION: The LA Video Project (Presented by New Filmmakers Los Angeles)

Deadline: September 7

The Los Angeles Video Project is a community outreach multimedia program that celebrates and enlists LA’s remarkable pool of filmmakers. By engaging these creative members of the Los Angeles community to act and serve as Ambassadors of LA, NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA), along with the support of the City of Los Angeles and and LA Weekly are able to share what these artists call their LA; an insider perspective into this diverse, cosmopolitan city and its neighborhoods.

Categories accepted: 2 minute or less Documentary, Narrative, Commercial and Music Videos; 2-5 minute Documentary, Narrative, Commercial and Music Videos

Website: http://www.newfilmmakersla.com/onlocation/

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