Deadlines FilmFestivalLife – Jan 2016

The hunt is on.

If you haven’t noticed, we have our very own Open Call. The FFL Agency represents boutique short films and manages their entire festival career – from strategy to cross-platform submissions, waivers and print logistics. Submit here before January 31st.


 

DeadlinesJAN16Otherwise, as always, there’s plenty of great festivals with deadlines in the first month of the year.

‘Think out of the box but have a story line…and good sound.’ These are the words of Teddy Grouya of All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival, in our recent interview with him. So if you’ve got a sport related film, take this advice to note before rushing to the finish line – which incidentally is midway through the month.

The American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund is one of the premiere documentary festivals in the US and is closing for submissions this month. Then, two great European short film festivals are closing for submissions as well: the Leiden International Short Film Experience and the Mecal Int. Short and Animation Film Festival.

Happy New Year! Happy submitting!

 

FFL Festivals

Headwaters Film Fest
Bemidji, United States
Early Bird Deadline: Jan 01, 2016

Madeira Film Festival
Funchal, Madeira
Early Bird Deadline: Jan 01, 2016

Snoovies
London, United Kingdom
Late Deadline: Jan 01, 2016

Mecal Int. Short and Animation Film Festival
Barcelona, Spain
Late Deadline: Jan 03, 2016

Middle of the Map Fest
Kansas City, United States
Early Bird Deadline: Jan 08, 2016

American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund
Palm Springs, United States
Late Deadline: Jan 11, 2016

All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival
Los Angeles, United States
Late Deadline: Jan 15, 2016

Neisse Film Festival
Großhennersdorf, Germany
Late Deadline: Jan 15, 2016

DC Shorts Film Festival
Washington D.C, United States
Early Bird Deadline: Jan 15, 2016

Sunscreen Film Festival
St Petersburg, Florida, United States
Late Deadline: Jan 15, 2016

Tiburon International Film Festival
Tiburon, United States
Late Deadline: Jan 15, 2016

Crypticon Seattle Film Festival
Seattle, United States
Early Bird Deadline: Jan 17, 2016

Oxford International Film Festival
Oxford, United Kingdom
Regular Deadline: Jan 26, 2016

Talca International Film Festival
Talca, Chile
Late Deadline: Jan 26, 2016

Stage One International Film Festival
Gold Coast, Australia
Late Deadline: Jan 29, 2016

FilmFestivalLife – Agency & Picks
Berlin, Germany
Late Deadline: Jan 31, 2016

Salento International Film Festival
Salento, Italy
Early Bird Deadline: Jan 30, 2016

NYC Independent Film Festival
New York City, United States
Regular Deadline: Jan 31, 2016

Etheria Film Night
Hollywood, United States
Regular Deadline: Jan 31, 2016

British Animation Film Festival
London, United Kingdom
Regular Deadline: Jan 31, 2016

NORTHWESTFEST
Edmonton, Canada
Regular Deadline: Jan 31, 2016

Ploiesti International Film Festival
Ploiesti, Romania
Late Deadline: Jan 31, 2016

Leiden International Short Film Experience
Leiden, Netherlands
Late Deadline: Jan 31, 2016

GeNerk Fest
New York City, United States
Late Deadline: Jan 31, 2016

 

Late

Imagine Film Festival
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Late Deadline: Jan 01, 2016

Snowtown Film Festival
Watertown, NY, United States
Late Deadline: Jan 01, 2016

One Nation Film Festival
Colorado Springs, United States
Late Deadline: Jan 04, 2016

Chicago Underground Film Festival
Chicago, United States
Late Deadline: Jan 05, 2016

Docaviv – The Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival
Tel Aviv, Isreal
Late Deadline: Jan 05, 2016

DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Vancouver, Canada
Late Deadline: Jan 06, 2016

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival
Toronto, Canada
Late Deadline: Jan 06, 2016

Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Los Angeles, United States
Late Deadline: Jan 10, 2016

Mediawave International Film and Music Festival
Szombathely, Hungary
Late Deadline: Jan 10, 2016

Sao Tome Festfilm
Sao Tomé and Principe
Late Deadline: Jan 10, 2016

Visions du Réel
Nyon, Switzerland
Late Deadline: Jan 10, 2016

CPH PIX
Copenhagen, Denmark
Late Deadline: Jan 11, 2016

Belfast Film Festival
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Late Deadline: Jan 15, 2016

Boca Raton Jewish Film Society
Boca Raton, FL, United States
Late Deadline: Jan 15, 2016

Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Film
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Late Deadline: Jan 15, 2016

International short films festival “Piélagos en corto”
Piélagos, Spain
Late Deadline: Jan 15, 2016

Los Angeles Film Festival
Los Angeles, United States
Late Deadline: Jan 15, 2016

WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival
Houston, United States
Late Deadline: Jan 15, 2016

Palm Beach International Film Festival
Palm Beach, United States
Late Deadline: Jan 20, 2016

Athens International Film and Video Festival
Athens (Ohio), United States
Late Deadline: Jan 25, 2016

Newport Beach Film Festival
Newport Beach, United States
Late Deadline: Jan 25, 2016

Manhattan Film Festival
New York, United States
Late Deadline: Jan 27, 2016

Brussels Short Film Festival
Brussels, Belgium
Late Deadline: Jan 28, 2016

Rincon International Film Festival – Puerto Rico
Rincon, Puerto Rico
Late Deadline: Jan 28, 2016

SENE Film, Music and Arts Festival
Providence, United States
Late Deadline: Jan 29, 2016

MiFo Miami
Miami, United States
Late Deadline: Jan 30, 2016

Courtisane Festival – Film, Video and Media Art
Ghent, Belgium
Late Deadline: Jan 31, 2016

International Animation Film Festival Golden Kuker
Sofia, Bulgaria
Late Deadline: Jan 31, 2016

Short Shorts Film Festival
Tokyo, Japan
Late Deadline: Jan 31, 2016

 

 

Regular

Big Island Film Festival
Mauna Lani Resort, United States
Regular Deadline: Jan 01, 2016

HorrorHound Film Fest
Cincinnati, United States
Regular Deadline: Jan 01, 2016

Greenwich International Film Festival
Greenwich, United States
Regular Deadline: Jan 01, 2016

Seattle Transmedia & Independent Festival
Seattle, United States
Regular Deadline: Jan 04, 2016

Boston LGBT Film Festival
Boston, United States
Regular Deadline: Jan 04, 2016

First Annual LGBTQA ShortsFest
Walnut, United States
Regular Deadline: Jan 09, 2016

Macon Film Festival
Macon, United States
Regular Deadline: Jan 13, 2016

Ivy Film Festival
Providence, United States
Regular Deadline: Jan 15, 2016

MiFo Miami
Miami, United States
Regular Deadline: Jan 16, 2016

Edinburgh International Film Festival
Edinburgh, Scotland
Regular Deadline: Jan 20, 2016

Rochester International Film Festival
Rochester, New York, United States
Regular Deadline: Jan 22, 2016

Near Nazareth Film Festival
Afula, Isreal
Regular Deadline: Jan 28, 2016

Oakland International Film Festival
Oakland, United States
Regular Deadline: Jan 29, 2016

Cinema at the Edge
Santa Monica, United States
Regular Deadline: Jan 30, 2016

Carmarthen Bay Film Festival
Llanelli, United Kingdom
Regular Deadline: Jan 31, 2016

Friss Hús Shortfilm Festival
Budapest, Hungary
Regular Deadline: Jan 31, 2016

Troyes International Short Film Festival
Troyes, France
Regular Deadline: Jan 31, 2016

 

 

Early Bird

San Francisco Black Film Festival
San Francisco, United States
Early Bird Deadline: Jan 01, 2016

Reality Bytes Independent Student Film Festival
Northern Illinois, United States
Early Bird Deadline: Jan 01, 2016

Oakland International Film Festival
Oakland, United States
Early Bird Deadline: Jan 01, 2016

El Ojo Cojo
Madrid, Spain
Early Bird Deadline: Jan 20, 2016

Curtas Vila Do Conde – International Film Festival
Vila Do Conde, Portugal
Early Bird Deadline: Jan 29, 2016

 

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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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