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4 Fests You Should Enter This Week


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

2014 BlackStar Film Festival Screenplay Competition
July 31 – August 3
Deadline: May 15

This year’s short screenplay competition gives the winner the unique opportunity to have the script produced by BlackStar and directed by a renown director [Terence Nance, “An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty”]. To determine the winner, the finalists will be read by a prestigious jury of film industry professionals. The winning script will receive the BlackStar festival “greenlight” and will be read live at the festival by professional actors.

Short film screenplays must be written by a person of African descent.

Website: http://blackstarfest.org/screenplay-competition14/
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4 Fests You Should Enter This Week


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

Sidewalk Film Festival

August 22 – 24

Late Deadline: March 15

“The 16th annual Sidewalk Film Festival, a celebration of new independent cinema in downtown Birmingham, is set to take place August 22-24, 2014. Since its debut in 1999, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk and have been thrilled to discover fresh, enthusiastic crowds eager to devour new independent cinema.”

Accepts narrative & doc features, narrative & doc shorts, animations and short screenplays

website: http://sidewalkfest.com/submit-a-film/
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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
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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)
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4 Fests You Should Enter This Week


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

Cucalorus Film Festival (Nov. 13 – 17)
Wilmington, NC

Earlybird Deadline: June 20 ($25); Regular Deadline: July 10 ($35)

Cucalorus was founded in 1994 by the underground filmmaking collective Twinkle Doon. At the inaugural event, crowds wrapped around the block to see 16 local films screening at Water Street restaurant by the Cape Fear River. These days Cucalorus Film Festival takes place every November in historic Wilmington, NC screening over 200 independent and international films in venues nestled wthin the historic downtown riverfront. In 2009 MovieMaker Magazine recognized it as one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals” and by the Brooks Institute as one of the “Top Ten Film Festivals”.

Accepts narrative, documentary, experimental & work-in-progress films and music videos.

Website: http://www.cucalorus.org/submit_a_film.asp

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5 Fests You Should Enter This Week


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

Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (Sept. 18 – Oct. 1)

Next Deadline: May 31 (no submission fee!)

“The ttff seeks to highlight excellence in filmmaking through the exhibition of dramatic, documentary and experimental feature and short films made in T&T, the Caribbean and its diaspora. The Festival therefore accepts submissions from Caribbean filmmakers, Caribbean filmmakers in the diaspora, and international filmmakers with films from or about the Caribbean or its diaspora.”

Accepts features, shorts and music videos

Website: http://www.ttfilmfestival.com/submit/
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4 Fests You Should Enter This Week


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

Mill Valley Film Festival (Oct. 3- 13)

San Rafael, California

Next Deadline: May 17

“Known as a filmmakers’ festival, the Mill Valley Film Festival offers a high profile, prestigious and non-competitive environment perfect for celebrating the best in independent and world cinema.”

Accepts short and feature-length documentary, narrative, experimental, animation and youth produced films.

Website: http://www.mvff.com

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4 Fests You Should Enter This Week


First Glance Film Fest Philadelphia (Fall 2013)

Next deadline: April 16

“Our 16th annual FirstGlance Film Fest Philly is open to professional, first time, graduate and undergraduate filmmakers from down the street and across the globe. FirstGlance showcases the best indie filmmaking from around the world and celebrates Philadelphia filmmakers with a festival described as, “one of the most entertaining festivals out there” and “Philadelphia’s answer to Sundance”

Accepts narrative & doc features, narrative & doc shorts, student shorts, music videos, animations and web series pilots

website: http://www.firstglancefilms.com/philadelphia/callforentries
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3 Fests You Should Enter This Week


Sonoma International Film Festival

Next Deadline:January 28th (WAB Extended Deadline)

” Now in its 16th year, the Sonoma International Film Festival (April 10-14, 2013) takes place in the heart of Northern California’s Wine Country and features more than 90 hand-selected films including independent features, documentaries, world cinema, shorts and a showcase of Spanish language films.”

website:http://www.sonomafilmfest.org/2013-filmmakers.html

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4 Fests You Should Enter This Week


Vail Film Festival

Next Deadline: December 7th

“The Colorado Film Institute is proud to stage the Vail Film Festival, a four-day event that enlightens and entertains thousands of film festival attendees and offers a creative outlet to the film world’s newest storytellers and innovators. The 10th Annual Vail Film Festival will take place March 28th – March 31, 2013 in Vail, Colorado.”

Accepts narrative features, documentaries, shorts, adventure films, short scripts and feature scripts.

website: http://www.vailfilmfestival.com/extra/film-and-screenplay-submissions-open-thursday-october-18/
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Fests You Should Enter This Week (Turkey Day Super-Edition)


NexTv Talent Search for Directors & Actors

Regular Deadline: November 23rd

“We are searching the globe for tomorrow’s industry leaders. How often does it seem that you are up against a system designed to keep you from accessing the people who need to see your work? If Hollywood is always looking for fresh, new talent, why is it so difficult to get past the gatekeepers?Nextv has created this competition to bring industry leaders to you. By promising them a first look at some of the most exciting talent that the system has not yet recognized, we have attracted an incredible panel of decision-makers that can equal exposure at the highest levels.”

Entry Fee –  Submission Video Length:

Under 3 minutes – $40

3 – 10 minutes – $45

Over 10 minutes – $55

websitehttp://www.nextventertainment.com/acting_rules.php

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4 Fests You Should Enter This Week


Bluecat Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: November 15th (*must be received by midnight PST*)

BlueCat provides every screenplay entered with two written analyses by professional readers. Over $20,000 in cash prizes awarded to our winners and finalists.”

Entry Fee – $70

websitehttp://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/2013-bluecat-screenplay-competiton-call-for-entries/

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