Atlanta Film Festival (March 28 – April 6)
Late Deadline: November 8 (must arrive at ATLFF offices or be uploaded by 11:59pm PST)
“Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) is an Academy Award qualifying, international film festival held in Atlanta, Georgia. Started in 1976 and occurring every April, the festival shows a diverse range of independent films, including genre films such as horror and sci-fi. Since 2008, the festival has presented the Pink Peach, which is awarded to the best LGBTQ film as chosen by the Pink Peach jury. “The Accountant” won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film in 2002 after qualifying at the 2001 Atlanta Film Festival.”
Accepts narrative & documentary features, short films and music videos.
FirstGlance Film Fest Hollywood (March 2014)
Late Deadline: November 14
“FirstGlance Film Fests have been named 4 of the last 6 years as “1 of the 25 Best Film Festival Investments” in Moviemaker Magazine and “One of the top 25 indie film friendly businesses in the world”. FirstGlance continues to champion indie filmmakers from around the world, making FirstGlance Film Fests, the longest running and most notable independent international film fests in North America.”
Accepts shorts (under 60 mins), features (over 60 mins), short shorts, student films, animation, music videos and web pilots.
Ashland Independent Film Festival (April 3 – 7)
Regular Deadline: November 15
“The AIFF is committed to providing filmmakers with the best festival experience possible. We extensively promote your film which is screened several times over five days in sold-out theaters packed with intelligent, engaged audiences. Enjoy the hospitality of our staff and volunteers in a cultural and mountain destination described by the Washington Post as “like a dream, you’ll never want to leave.”
Accepts feature and short films.
Toronto Animation Arts Festival International ( June 2014 )
Earlybird Deadline: December 15 (FREE ENTRY!)
“TAAFI is Toronto’s first and foremost international animation festival, developed to celebrate the many forms of animation from around the world, supporting and nurturing the community that creates this art form.”
Accepts various genres of short and feature-length animation.