4 Fests You Should Enter This Week

Seattle International Film Festival
May 15 – June 8

Final Deadline: January 3

SIFF is the largest and most highly attended film festival in the United States, with more than 250 feature/documentary films and 150 short films presented to an audience of over 155,000 annually. One of the top festivals in North America, SIFF has been cited as one of the best “audience festivals” in the world. SIFF is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a Qualifying Festival in all Short Film categories.

Accepts Narrative Features, Documentary Features, Narrative Shorts, Documentary Shorts & Animations

website: http://www.siff.net/festival-2014/film-submission-2014

Hamptons International Film Festival’s Screenwriters’ Lab

April 11 – 14

Late Deadline: January 3 (WAB Extended Deadline: Jan 17)

Entry Fee: $70.00

“The Hamptons International Film Festival’s Screenwriters’ Lab, which takes place annually in April, is an intimate gathering in East Hampton, New York. The Lab develops emerging screenwriting talent by pairing established writers and creative producers with up-and-coming screenwriters (chosen by HIFF in collaboration with key industry contacts).”

Accepts feature-length screenplays

website: http://hamptonsfilmfest.org/screenwriterslab/

Los Angeles Film Festival 
June 10 – 14

Deadline: January 10

“The LA Film Festival screens over 200 features, music videos, and shorts representing over 40 countries and provides the movie-loving public with access to the most critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals, and emerging talent from around the world.”

Accepts features, shorts, music videos and high school films completed after January 1, 2013

Entry Fees:

Features: $60

Shorts: $40

Music Videos: $20

High School Shorts: FREE

website: http://www.lafilmfest.com/submisson-guidelines/

Sheffield Doc/Fest 
June 7 – 12

Deadline: January 24

“Doc/Fest is a Film Festival, Industry Session programme and Market place, offering pitching opportunities, controversial discussion panels and in-depth filmmaker masterclasses, as well as a wealth of inspirational documentary films from across the globe and world-famous parties. Our brand is unique, combining unparalleled expertise with a rebellious streak, dedicated to new talent and voices.”

Accepts accepts short, medium and feature length documentaries about any subject or on any theme.

website: http://sheffdocfest.com/view/submitafilm

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