The Top #6 Important Things You Have To Know About The History Of The Film Festival

Sep 26th
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The modern film festival conjures up many impressions in the popular imagination – a whirlwind of red carpets, gala premieres, yacht parties and yes – don’t forget it! - outstanding filmmaking. That’s not it though. There are more of these cinematic extravaganza’s than you’d expect (FYI: nobody’s quite sure of the real number) and they cater for all […]

Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival is Calling all Women Directors, Screenwriters, and Producers for entries!

Sep 23rd
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Don’t miss out on your submission to Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival in NYC! Imagine This is proud to announce its first annual Women’s International Film Festival to be held on November 12-13, 2016. The Women’s International Film Festival will be based in NYC devoted to supporting films produced, directed, and written by women […]

#5 Reasons to Submit to Flickerfest International Short Film Festival

Sep 20th
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  FLiCKERFEST, Australia’s premier international short film festival, will be held under the summer stars at the Bondi Pavilion on Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach in January 2017. The Festival in 2017 will celebrate 26 years of screening the best short films from Australia and around the world in competitions and special showcases. Following the Festival […]

International Film and Entertainment Festival Australia 2016 wants your film!

Sep 20th
International Film & Entertainment Festival of Australia (IFEFA) Submission on FilmFestivalLife
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  IFEFA endeavors to create synergies with its program to infuse and inspire new talent. We aim to nurture, encourage, inspire and intrigue the cinematic experiences of the diverse and multicultural communities of Australia and beyond. With a team of highly motivated professionals related to cinema, drama, performing & visual arts in Australia, IFEFA team […]

List of Film Festivals in Turkey

Sep 12th
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Turkey is a beautiful country that despite the recent political and social turmoils has managed to keep culturally flourishing with film festivals that are definitely worth a submission in your film festival career. Here’s a list of fundamental festivals in Turkey you might what to keep an eye on! You can also access this list directly […]

How a little bit of math can optimize your film submissions

Aug 29th

Once you’ve made your film, a bigger challenge awaits. Submissions are a bona fide marathon. However, a little bit of math will show you how a budget strategy will make a difference in your film’s career. FFL subscriptions are a great, low-cost way of planning your festival strategy and allocating your budget. Wanna be the […]

FFL: Your Film Festival Watchers!

Aug 29th
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  In the last few years, there has been a rise in the number of film festivals that seemed suspicious and were opening their Call for Entries on Withoutabox and Film Freeway. We felt it was time to strike back. This is why we launched the Fair Submissions Code of Ethics with our partner submission platforms […]

Focus • Queer Lisboa: 20 years of sensational eclecticity

May 27th
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The Queer Lisboa festival is one of the most important festivals in Europe for queer cinema and this year they celebrate their 20 birthday! Lisbon is one of Europe’s most beautiful, and liberal, cities and makes the perfect host for an equally forward-thinking film festival. Your film may be the perfect fit for Queer Lisboa. […]

Focus • Edinburgh Short Film Festival Is Looking For Rising Stars

May 18th

The Edinburgh Short Film Festival showcases the best British and international short films, shining a spotlight on high quality and new talent. For its 6th edition the short film festival is partnering up with the famous Shorts Shorts Film Festival, Japan’s biggest short film festival based in Tokyo. We wanted to find out why filmmakers should keep a […]

Focus • Cork Film Festival: Bold Ideas Well Told

May 12th
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If I learnt one thing about James Mullighan, it’s that he doesn’t mince his words. Straight-to-the-point and painstakingly honest, the Program Director of Cork Film Festival exhibits his passion for cinema in an utterly refreshing way. He’s also a Program Director who doesn’t hide his intentions – he wants to help every filmmaker find the appropriate […]

Focus • Encounters Widens The Lens For Its 22nd Edition

Apr 29th

New stories. New perspectives. New viewpoints. Encounters is widening the lens in 2016. Located in the attractive Watershed complex in one of Britain’s cooles city Bristol, the festival begun as the one-off Short Encounters in 1995. Except it wasn’t quite the one-off - Short Encounters became Encounters and has kept growing and growing ever since. Still a showcase for […]


Apr 29th

Whether it’s for a short or a feature, a documentary, an animation or a horror, May has a deadline suited for you. Two big names are closing for submissions this month: the Encounters Short Film and Animation Film Festival and International Film Festival Message to Man. Don’t forget for submissions to Message to Man: there is no FFL fee. Look out […]

7 Essential Tips to Make the Most of Your Film Festival Submissions

Apr 14th

You’ve finished your film. So, what now? Move on to the next one? No. Your job isn’t finished here – this is just the start. It’s time to enter into the jungle of the submissions biz. Everybody wants their film to be watched by as many people as possible. Why else did you make films? […]


Apr 1st

Welcome to April. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss out on this month. ‘Let us do the work so you can enjoy your success.’ That’s the motto of the FFL Agency, our submissions management tool for the most outstanding shorts on the circuit. Both the Regular and Late Deadline are coming up this month. Head to FilmFestivalLife – […]

Focus • Daniel Sol from Hollyshorts: ‘The film festival environment cannot be matched online’

Mar 17th

Hollyshorts is 12 years old and continues to offer a great experience to short filmmakers from all around the globe. We spoke with the festival back in 2014, when they were talking about entering into VOD. Since then, it’s been full steam ahead and the short film festival has gone from strength to strength. Here’s what Daniel […]

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