Deadlines filmFestivalLife – Feb 2015

Deadlines FEB 15The first month of the year is done, and now we’re deep into film festival season. Here in Berlin, we’re getting ready for the Berlin International Film Festival. Yet, all around the world there’s many a film festival to submit to. So, what’s big this month?

The Academy-qualifying Sydney Film Festival goes without saying that you should submit to the Australian festival. It’s an excellent festival to springboard your film into the festival circuit.

‘This is the time of the documentary film.’ A bold claim, but one Petra Seliskar, Art Director of MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival, is confident enough of. Check out our chat with her to find out why you should submit to MakeDox and more about their stunning location in Macedonia. Documentary filmmakers should also focus on Gdansk DocFilm Festival – International Documentary Film Festival this month.

Even they have no official deadline in February, short filmmakers can also submit to the DC Shorts festival. Once they hit a 1,500 entries, they will close the call, so the early bird definitely catches the worm here.

The list is below, filmmakers! Get submitting…

 

FFL Festivals

MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Late deadline: Feb 01, 2015

Neisse Film Festival
Großhennersdorf, Germany
Late deadline: Feb 01, 2015

CINEfoot – International Football Film Festival
Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Late deadline: Feb 02, 2015

Toronto Student Film Festival
Toronto, Canada
Late deadline: Feb 02, 2015

Navi Mumbai International Film Festival
Navi Mumbai, India
Early bird deadline: Feb 15, 2015
Regular deadline: Feb 15, 2015
Late deadline: Feb 15, 2015

Snoovies
London, United Kingdom
Late deadline: Feb 18, 2015

Sydney Film Festival
Sydney, Australia
Regular deadline: Feb 27, 2015
Late deadline: Feb 27, 2015

Filmes de Homem – Melgaco International Documentary Film Festival
Melgaco, Portugal
Regular deadline: Feb 28, 2015
Late deadline: Feb 28, 2015

Gdansk DocFilm Festival – International Documentary Film Festival
Gdansk, Polan
Late deadline: Feb 28, 2015

Global Visions Festival
Edmonton, Canada
Regular deadline: Feb 14, 2015
Late deadline: Feb 28, 2015

New Media Film Festival
Los Angeles, United States
Regular Deadline: Feb 03, 2015

Festival du Film Merveilleux & Imaginaire
Paris, France
Regular deadline: Feb 14, 2015

GeNerk Fest 
New York City, United States
Regular deadline: Feb 15, 2015

Crypticon Seattle Film Festival
Seattle, United States
Regular deadline: Feb 18, 2015

Artemis Women In Action Film Festival
Los Angeles, United States
Regular deadline: Feb 27, 2015

HollyShorts Film Festival
Hollywood, CA, United States
Early bird deadline: Feb 06, 2015

Real to Reel International Film Festival
Kings Mountain, United States
Early bird deadline: Feb 13, 2015

DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition
Washington, DC, United States
Early bird deadline: Feb 15, 2015

New Orleans Film Festival
New Orleans, United States
Early bird deadline: Feb 20, 2015

San Francisco Documentary Festival
San Francisco, United States
Early bird deadline: Feb 20, 2015

Antenna Documentary Film Festival
Sydney, Australia
Early bird deadline: Feb 27, 2015

 

LATE

Animafest Zagreb – World Festival of Animated Film
Zagreb, Croatia
Late deadline: Feb 01, 2015

Austrian Independent FilmFestival
Vienne, Austria
Late deadline: Feb 01, 2015

Big Island Film Festival
Mauna Lani Resort, United States
Late deadline: Feb 01, 2015

Boston LGBT Film Festival
Boston, United States
Late deadline: Feb 01, 2015

Fright Nights Horror Film Festival
Vienna, Austria
Late deadline: Feb 01, 2015

Madeira Film Festival
Funchal, Portugal
Late deadline: Feb 01, 2015

New York Indian Film Festival
New York, United States
Late deadline: Feb 01, 2015

20min/max Short Film Festival
Ingolstadt, Germany
Late deadline: Feb 02, 2015

Sheffield Doc/Fest
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Late deadline: Feb 02, 2015

Indian Short Film Festival
Bengaluru, India
Late deadline: Feb 05, 2015

Rochester International Film Festival
Rochester, New York, United States
Late deadline: Feb 05, 2015

Mountainfilm in Telluride
Telluride, United States
Late deadline: Feb 06, 2015

Athens International Film and Video Festival
Athens (Ohio), United States
Late deadline: Feb 09, 2015

Universe Multicultural Film Festival
Rolling Hills Estates, United States
Late deadline: Feb 10, 2015

Oakland International Film Festival
Oakland, United States
Late deadline: Feb 13, 2015

Oberhausen International Short Film Festival
Oberhausen, Germany
Late deadline: Feb 14, 2015

DOKUFEST – International Documentary and Short Film Festival
Prizren, Kosovo
Late deadline: Feb 15, 2015

FilmArtFestival Mecklenburg-Pomerania
Schwerin, Germany
Late deadline: Feb 15, 2015

IVY Film Festival
Providence, United States
Late deadline: Feb 15, 2015

Krakow Film Festival
Krakow, Poland
Late deadline: Feb 15, 2015

Valencia International Film Festival – Cinema Jove
Valencia, Spain
Late deadline: Feb 22, 2015

Milan International Film Festival
Milan, Italy
Late deadline: Feb 27, 2015

SCI-FI-London
London, United Kingdom
Late deadline: Feb 27, 2015

Jewish Film Festival Berlin
Berlin and Potsdam, Germany
Late deadline: Feb 28, 2015

Maremetraggio – International Short Film Festival
Trieste, Italy
Late deadline: Feb 28, 2015

 

Regular

Southside Film Festival
Bethlehem, United States
Regular deadline: Feb 01, 2015

SCI-FI-London
London, United Kingdom
Late deadline: Feb 09, 2015

Love Shorts at The Audience Awards
Missoula, United States
Regular Deadline: Feb 13, 2015

Brooklyn Film Festival
New York, United States
Regular Deadline: Feb 14, 2015

Annecy International Animation Film Festival
Annecy, France
Regular deadline: Feb 15, 2015

Norwegian Student Film Festival
Lillehammer, Norway
Regular deadline: Feb 15, 2015

Columbia Gorge International Film Festival
Southwest Washington State, United States
Regular deadline: Feb 18, 2015

New York International Short Film Festival
New York City, United States
Regular deadline: Feb 20, 2015

SPOT Film
Aarhus, Denmark
Regular deadline: Feb 23, 2015

Manhattan Film Festival
New York, United States
Regular deadline: Feb 25, 2015

Melbourne International Film Festival
Melbourne, Australia
Regular deadline: Feb 26, 2015

 

EARLY BIRD

Be Film The Underground Film Festival

New York, United States
Early bird deadline: Feb 01, 2015

Fantasia International Film Festival
Montreal, Canada
Early bird deadline: Feb 01, 2015

Magwill Film Festival
West Hollywood, United States
Early bird deadline: Feb 04, 2015

DOCUTAH
Saint George, United States
Early bird deadline: Feb 08, 2015

San Francisco Black Film Festival
San Francisco, United States
Early bird deadline: Feb 15, 2015

Colortape International Film Festival
Brisbane, Australie
Early bird deadline: Feb 15, 2015

WILLiFest
New York, United States
Early bird deadline: Feb 21, 2015

The Galway Film Fleadh
Galway, Ireland
Early bird deadline: Feb 27, 2015

On Location: Memphis
Memphis, United States
Early bird deadline: Feb 28, 2015

Tacoma Film Festival
Tacoma, United States
Early bird deadline: Feb 28, 2015

 

 

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David Stelzer

David is Account Manager at FFL HQ. He talks to festivals and filmmakers about their film festival life. You can reach him at david(at)filmfestivallife.com.

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