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

Late Deadline: September 20
“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

TRUE/FALSE Film Festival (Feb. 27 – March 2)
Columbia, Missouri

Regular Deadline: September 25

“The True/False Film Fest is open to all works of non-fiction cinema. We also encourage chimeric works that straddle the line between non-fiction and fiction.”

Accepts short and feature-length nonfiction works.

Website: http://truefalse.org/submit/features-and-shorts

Slamdance Film Festival (Jan. 17 – 23)
Park City, Utah

Late Deadline: October 9

“Started in 1995 by a group of writer/director/producers, Slamdance continues to be organized and programmed by active filmmakers. Now in its nineteenth year as a festival that runs simultaneously to the Sundance Film Festival, Slamdance has established a unique reputation for premiering independent films by first-time directors working with limited budgets.”

**An Academy Award-qualifying festival for live-action, documentary and animated shorts.** 

Accepts narrative features & shorts, documentary features & shorts and experimental short films.

Website: http://showcase.slamdance.com/Film-Submissions

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (Feb. 14 – 23)
Missoula, Montana

Late Deadline: October 20

“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/

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