Deadlines on FilmFestivalLife – Dec 2015

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DeadlinesDEC15We are into the last month of the year and whether you’re at the beginning or the end of your films festival run, there’s plenty of festivals well worth submitting to.

Fancy winning a Golden Horseman? The FILMFEST DRESDEN has its final deadline at the start of the monthWe had a chat with them back in 2014 with some great tips for submitting which we’re sure still apply. Here’s one to note down: “Filmmakers should show more courage in using their own signature style.” 

The Short Waves Festival has its Late Deadline also coming up. As exclusive submission partners of FFL, the Polish festival showcases the best in both Polish and international shorts. And don’t forget achtung berlin – new berlin film award. It’s a festival located in our hometown of Berlin for films made in or about Berlin and Brandenburg. Get your submission in there before New Years Eve. We’ll see you next month. Until then, happy submitting!

 

FFL Festivals

Tiburon International Film Festival
Tiburon, United States
Early Bird Deadline: Dec 01, 2015

NORTHWESTFEST
Edmonton, Canada
Early Bird Deadline: Dec 04, 2015

FILMFEST DRESDEN – International Short Film Festival
Dresden, Germany
Late Deadline: Dec 05, 2015

Manchester Film Festival
Manchester, United Kingdom
Late Deadline: Dec 05, 2015

Mecal Int. Short and Animation Film Festival
Barcelona, Spain
Regular Deadline: Dec 08, 2015
Late Deadline: Dec 20, 2015

Dublin Doc Fest
Dublin, Ireland
Late Deadline: Dec 11, 2015

Short Waves Festival
Poznan, Poland
Late Deadline: Dec 12, 2015

All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival
Los Angeles, United States
Regular Deadline: Dec 15, 2015

GLAS Animation Festival
Berkeley, United States
Late Deadline: Dec 15, 2015

Stockholm Experimental and Animation Film Festival
Stockholm, Sweden
Early Bird Deadline: Dec 21, 2015

Sunscreen Film Festival
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Regular Deadline: Dec 25, 2015

Children’s International Film Festival (CIFF Dubai)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Late Deadline: Dec 30, 2015

River Film Festival
Padova, Italy
Early Bird Deadline: Dec 31, 2015

Melbourne Documentary Film Festival
Melbourne, Australia
Early Bird Deadline: Dec 31, 2015

International Festival Signs of the Night – Berlin
Berlin, Germany
Late Deadline: Dec 31, 2015

The Indie Gathering International Film Festival
Cleveland, United States
Late Deadline: Dec 31, 2015

Fester: The Mindfuck Festival
Los Angeles, United States
Late Deadline: Dec 31, 2015

United Latino International Film Festival
Cleveland, United States
Early Bird Deadline: Dec 31, 2015

achtung berlin – new berlin film award
Berlin, Germany
Late Deadline: Dec 31, 2015

Shorts@Fringe
Azores, Portugal
Late Deadline: Dec 31, 2015

 

 

LATE

$100 Film Festival
Calgary, Canada
Late Deadline: Dec 01, 2015

Culver City Film Festival
Culver City, United States
Late Deadline: Dec 01, 2015

Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart
Stuttgart, Germany
Late Deadline: Dec 01, 2015

Tampere Film Festival
Tampere, Finland
Late Deadline: Dec 01, 2015

Winter Film Awards
New York, United States
Late Deadline: Dec 01, 2015

Melbourne Queer Film Festival
Melbourne, Australia
Late Deadline: Dec 04, 2015

Fantasporto – International Film Festival of Porto
Porto, Portugal
Late Deadline: Dec 05, 2015

San Francisco International Film Festival
San Francisco, United States
Late Deadline: Dec 07, 2015

Dallas International Film Festival
Dallas, United States
Late Deadline: Dec 11, 2015

Florida Film Festival
Maitland, United States
Late Deadline: Dec 11, 2015

Cartagena International Film Festival
Cartagena, Columbia
Late Deadline: Dec 13, 2015

Reel Shorts Film Festival
Grande Prairie, Canada
Late Deadline: Dec 14, 2015

Texas Independent Film Festival
Texas, United States
Late Deadline: Dec 14, 2015

Aspen Shortsfest
Aspen, United States
Late Deadline: Dec 15, 2015

Beverly Hills Film Festival
Los Angeles, United States
Late Deadline: Dec 15, 2015

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Durham, North Carolina, United States
Late Deadline: Dec 15, 2015

Melbourne International Film Festival
Melbourne, Australia
Late Deadline: Dec 15, 2015

On Location Memphis
Memphis, United States
Late Deadline: Dec 15, 2015

Sofia International Film Festival
Sofia, Bulgaria
Late Deadline: Dec 15, 2015

Academia Film Olomouc
Olomouc, Czech Republic
Late Deadline: Dec 18, 2015

Boston International Film Festival
Boston, United States
Late Deadline: Dec 18, 2015

DOK.Fest Munich
Munich, Germany
Late Deadline: Dec 18, 2015

Fribourg International Film Festival
Fribourg, Switzerland
Late Deadline: Dec 18, 2015

SXSW – South by Southwest Film Festival
Austin, United States
Late Deadline: Dec 18, 2015

Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Late Deadline: Dec 20, 2015

Offside Fest
Barcelona, Spain
Late Deadline: Dec 20, 2015

SCENECS International Debut Film Festival
Hilversum and Amersfoort, Netherlands
Late Deadline: Dec 21, 2015

Tribeca Film Festival
New York, United States
Late Deadline: Dec 23, 2015

Kulternacht Shortfilm Festival
Puebla, Mexico
Late Deadline: Dec 30, 2015

documentary film festival hamburg
Hamburg, Germany
Late Deadline: Dec 31, 2015

goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film
Wiesbaden, Germany
Late Deadline: Dec 31, 2015

Hong Kong International Film Festival
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Late Deadline: Dec 31, 2015

Horrorant Film Festival ‘Fright Nights’
Athens, Greece
Late Deadline: Dec 31, 2015

New Directors/New Films
New York, United States
Late Deadline: Dec 31, 2015

Short Com
London, United Kingdom
Late Deadline: Dec 31, 2015

 

 

REGULAR

Chicago Underground Film Festival
Chicago, United States
Regular Deadline: Dec 01, 2015

New York Indian Film Festival
New York, United States
Regular Deadline: Dec 01, 2015

Palm Beach International Film Festival
Palm Beach, United States
Regular Deadline: Dec 01, 2015

Dallas International Film Festival
Dallas, United States
Regular Deadline: Dec 04, 2015

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival
Toronto, Canada
Regular Deadline: Dec 09, 2015

SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival
Providence, United States
Regular Deadline: Dec 11, 2015

DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Vancouver, Canada,
Regular Deadline: Dec 11, 2015

Los Angeles Film Festival
Los Angeles, United States
Regular Deadline: Dec 14, 2015

Student Film Prize Serge Daney
Paris, France
Regular Deadline: Dec 15, 2015

Documentary Edge Festival
Auckland & Wellington, New Zealand
Regular Deadline: Dec 15, 2015

Rincon International Film Festival – Puerto Rico
Rincon, Puerto Rico
Regular Deadline: Dec 15, 2015

Artplay Film Festival
Moscow, Russia
Regular Deadline: Dec 16, 2015

Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Film
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Regular Deadline: Dec 18, 2015

Newport Beach Film Festival
Newport Beach, United States
Regular Deadline: Dec 18, 2015

OffsideFest
Barcelona, Spain
Regular Deadline: Dec 20, 2015

Manhattan Film Festival
New York, United States
Regular Deadline: Dec 23, 2015

Talca International Film Festival
Talca, Chile
Regular Deadline: Dec 26, 2015

Boca Raton Jewish Film Society
Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Regular Deadline: Dec 31, 2015

International Motion Picture Festival
Kalispell, United States
Regular Deadline: Dec 31, 2015

Athens International Film and Video Festival
Athens, United States
Regular Deadline: Dec 31, 2015

 

 

 

EARLY BIRD

Rochester International Film Festival
Rochester, United States
Early Bird Deadline: Dec 01, 2015

Boston LGBT Film Festival
Boston, United States
Early Bird Deadline: Dec 01, 2015

Eerie Horror Film Festival
Erie, United States
Early Bird Deadline: Dec 01, 2015

AFI Docs Film Festival
Washington, DC, United States
Early Bird Deadline: Dec 04, 2015

Melbourne International Animation Festival
Melbourne, Australia
Early Bird Deadline: Dec 10, 2015

Edinburgh International Film Festival
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Early Bird Deadline: Dec 16, 2015

 

 

 

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Andrew Wilkin

Andrew Wilkin is the Client and Community Support Coordinator at FFL. His editorial background has involved working at unlike. His film experience has included a position at moviepilot. Reach him at andrew@filmfestivallife.com

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