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Key
ani = animated films
dig = digital
doc = documentaries
educ = educational films
exp = experimental/innovative

fant = fantasy films
flf = full-length features
gen = general subject matter
hor = horror films
ind = industrial films
kid = children's films

new tech = new technology
retro = retrospectives
sci-fi = science fiction
shorts = short films
vid = videos

TBA means exact date is yet to be announced.

15-MINUTES OF FAME FESTIVAL OF SHORTS
(July 2011)
Golden West Films
200 Santa Martia Street SW
Palm Bay, FL 32908
tel: (321) 984-7789
e-mail: Rayandmigdalia@aol.com
website: http://15minutefilmfest.com
contact: Ray and Migdalia Etheridge
deadline: TBA
theme: films that are 15-minutes in length or less
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, gen, hor, ind, kid, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD (Region 0 or 1)
fee: $15-$20
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Festival was founded in 2008 by husband-and-wife filmmakers Ray and Migdalia Etheridge. The Etheridges are included in a panel of judges who select films for their excellence in creativity, entertainment value, and technical merits. The focus is to bring together the works of talented filmmakers from diverse backgrounds, to create a movie showcase of entertainment, talent, and creative energy."

ABSOLUTE TIME FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
2215-R Market Street, PMB 253
San Francisco, CA 94114
tel: (415) 401-9768
e-mail: sfstagefilm@yahoo.com
website: www.sfstagefilm.org
contact: J. Schwartz
deadline: TBA
theme: focus on women, people of color directors/writers
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, flf, gen, shorts
formats: DVD, 1/2" VHS NTSC, Mini-DV
fee: $20 (early)/ $35 (final)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "One film wins a $200 jury prize."

ACCOLADE COMPETITION
(November 19, 2010)
7946 Ivanhoe Avenue, Suite 201
La Jolla, CA 92037
tel: (858) 454-9868
e-mail: info@accoladecompetition.org
website: http://accoladecompetition.org
contact: Thomas Baker
deadline: November 19, 2010
catagories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD in NTSC or PAL format
fee: $50
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Accolade is a top-tier, international awards competition. Awards go to those filmmakers, television producers and videographers who produce fresh, standout entertainment, animation and compelling documentaries. MovieMaker Magazine included The Accolade among the Top 25 Festivals 'Worth the Entry Fee.' 'Past participants can’t stop raving about the professional opportunities participation in this event has generated for their work.'"

ACE FILM FESTIVAL
(August 20-28, 2010)
217 East 29th Street #24
New York, NY 10016-8249
tel: (646) 457-9641
e-mail: info@acefest.com
website: www.AceFest.com
contact: Tom O’Malley, Director of Programming
deadline: TBA
theme: films and videos made in the United States only
categories: all
formats: DVD, MiniDV
fee: varies; please see website
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Best Hands in American Filmmaking."

ACTION/CUT SHORT FILM COMPETITION
(August 2010)
11288 Ventura Blvd. #400-B
Studio City, CA 91604
tel: (323) 692-7140
fax: (323) 876-9809
e-mail: filmmaking@actioncut.com
website: www.actioncut.com
contact: Jacqui Bochory
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, gen, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: $40-$85
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The only industry-driven short film competition annually that opens doors with 100 prizes valued at $35,000 - the most awards of any shorts competition."

ACTION ON FILM INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
(July 23-30, 2010)
174 W. Foothill Blvd., #332
Monrovia CA 91016
tel: (323) 878-5522
e-mail: submissions@aoffest.com
website: www.aoffest.com
contact: Nick Covington
deadline: TBA
formats: digital, film, video
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, sci-fi, shorts
fee: $25-$45
competitive
Fest organizers say: "This is a great festival that supports filmmaker's in every way. The festival will allow filmmakers to show their work at a great venue and to get the recognition they deserve. We welcome all genres and make the best effort possible to show as wide a range of work as possible."

ACTORSBONE SHORTSFEST
(The name of this festival has changed, please see "A Flickering Image Festival")

AFI DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(March 31-April 10, 2011)
1155 Broom Street, Suite 1700
Dallas, TX 75202
tel: (214) 720-0555
fax: (214) 720-0551
e-mail: asharris@AFIDALLAS.com
website: www.AFIDALLAS.com
contact: Sarah Harris
deadline: December 3, 2010 (regular)/December 17, 2010 (late)
categories: ani, doc, flf, shorts, student
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "AFI DALLAS presents jury awards in Narrative Feature and International Documentary, with both categories each carrying a $25,000 cash prize sponsored by Target. Other competition categories include Short, Student, Texas, and Animation."

AFI FEST: AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE
(November 4-10, 2010)
American Film Institute
2021 N. Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
tel: (866) AFI-FEST
fax: (323) 856-8119
e-mail: aficommunications@afi.com
website: www.afifest.com
contact: Lauren Clark, (323)865-7603, lclark@afi.com
deadline: TBA
categories: doc, flf, shorts
fee: early - $40 (flf)/$30 (shorts)
late - $50 (flf)/$40 (shorts)
competitive

AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM MARKETPLACE
(October 2010)
Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center
307 Clinton Hill, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11205
tel: (310) 284-3170
fax: (310) 284-3169
e-mail: bherc@bherc.org
website: http://bherc.org
contact: Ralph Scott
deadline: TBA
theme: short films and documentaries made by African Americans
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, gen, hor, kid, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: 16mm, 35mm, Beta(SP)video
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "This African American based festival has been known as 'The FILMMAKERS Festival'. It not only showcases short films and documentaries; but provide informative panels, networking sessions as well as a Black film expo. The BHERC always pays homage to the past, present and future of filmmaking in the African American community."

AFRICAN DIASPORA FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
535 Cathedral Parkway, Suite 14B
New York, NY 10025
tel: (212) 864-1760
fax: (212) 316-6020
e-mail: ArtMatten@Africanfilm.com
website: http://nyadff.org
contact: Dianah or Reinaldo Spech
deadline: TBA
theme: films must deal with the black experience anywhere in the world
categories: flf, kid, sci-fi, hor, fant, exp, educ, ani, dig, doc
formats: 35mm, 16mm, VHS for preview
no fee

ALASKA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2011)
3705 Arctic Blvd. #2329
Anchorage, AK 99503
tel: (270) 675-0451
e-mail: info@alaskafilmfestival.com/Home.aspx
website: www.alaskafilmfestival.com/Home.aspx
contact: Michael Zargari
deadline: TBA
formats: DVD
fee: $25-$45
competitive

ALL ROADS FILM FESTIVAL
(September 28 — October 3, 2010)
National Geographic
All Roads Film Project
1145 17th Street, N.W. Suite M2106
Washington, DC, 20036
tel: (202) 857-7660
fax: (202) 775-6126
e-mail: allroads@ngs.org
website: www.nationalgeographic.com/allroads
contact: Lori Dynan
deadline: quarterly on the 15th of each March, June, September, and December
theme: indigineous and under-represented minority culture filmmakers
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, shorts
formats: VHS, DVD
no fee
non-competitive

ALL SOUL'S FILM FEST
(December 2010)
6615 Donna Beatrix
Tucson, AZ 85718
tel: (520) 954-0527
e-mail: redscorpion15@hotmail.com
website: www.allsoulsprocession.org
contact: Hadji Banjovi
deadline: TBA
theme: remembrance of the dead
formats: most
categories: doc, flf, shorts
fee: $20
zers say: "The All Soul's Film Fest seeks films that pertain to celebration and remembrance of the dead - all souls day - dia de los muertos - rituals and traditions."

AMELIA ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL
(February 25 - March 1, 2010)
P.O. Box 504
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035-0504
tel: (904) 335-1110 / (904) 753-0987
e-mail: tmcadoo_ameliaislandff@hotmail.com
website: http://ameliaislandfilmfestival.org
contact: Tony McAdoo, Artistic Director
deadline: November 30, 2009
categories: flf, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm, HD, DV
fee: $15-50
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Amelia Island Film Festival comprises critically acclaimed and culturally diverse domestic and foreign language feature and short films unlikely to be exhibited theatrically in Northeast Florida. Our main goal is to answer the question, 'What can the Amelia Island Film Festival do for Amelia Island’s local businesses?'"

AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2010 in South Beach, Miami)
P.O. Box 688
New York, NY 10012
tel: (212) 966-2411
fax: (212) 966-2497
e-mail: abff@thefilmlife.com
website: www.abff.com
contact: Melanie Sharee
deadline: TBA
theme: films written and produced by or directed by a person of African descent
categories: ani, dig, doc, flf, gen, shorts, sci-fi, exp + works-in-progress
formats: 35mm, 16mm, digital Betacam (NTSC or PAL), Beta SP, Mini-DV (NTSC or PAL)
fee: $30
competitive

AMERICAN CONSERVATION FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2010)
P.O. Box 644
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
tel: (304) 876-7373
e-mail: info@conservationfilm.org
website: www.conservationfilm.org
contact: Amy Mathews Amos, President amy@turnstone1.com
deadline: TBA
theme: conservation & the environment
categories: ani, dig, doc, educ, flf, kid, shorts
formats: DVD, 35mm
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The American Conservation Film Festival is a non-profit film festival committed to presenting outstanding conservation film and video in Shepherdstown, WV. All submissions dealing with any aspect of conservation are encouraged."

AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
(April 4-8, 2013)
P.O. Box 956
Palm Springs, CA 92263
tel: (760) 322-3689
e-mail: info@americandocfilmfest.com
website: http://americandocumentaryfilmfestival.com
contact: T. Grouya
deadline: December 5, 2012 (regular), early January, 2013 (extended)
categories: doc
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Held in the beautiful resort community of Palm Springs, California, strategically located 2 hours east of Hollywood. The American Documentary Film Festival aims to be the largest documentary festival and market on the West Coast of the United States. Our main objective is to promote a world vision of film as seen through the eyes of the filmmaker of whomever or whatever their subject matter may be in order to educate and entertain the film goer. In addition, we are proud to share the American Documentary Film Fund with independent American filmmakers who will participate and compete for financing for new projects as well as works-in-progress."

AMERICAN FILM MARKET
(November 2010)
10850 Wilshire Boulevard, 9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024-4311
Phone: (310) 446-1000
Fax: (310) 446-1600
e-mail: AFM@ifta-online.org
website: www.ifta-online.org
deadline: TBA
non-competitive

AMERICAN INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2010)
American Indian Film Institute, AIFI
333 Valencia Street, Suite 322
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: (415) 554-0525
fax: (415) 554-0542
e-mail: filmfestival@aifisf.com
website: www.aifisf.com
contact: Michael Smith, AIFI President
deadline: TBA
theme: films by or about American Indian or Canada First Nations people
formats: 35mm, DigiBeta, HD Cam
categories: ani, doc, flf, shorts
fee: $50
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The American Indian Film Institute (AIFI) is a non-profit media arts center founded in 1979 to foster understanding of the culture, traditions and issues of contemporary Native Americans. In film we find a tool to preserve and record our heritage, and a vehicle for Indians and non-Indians alike to "unlearn" damaging stereotypes and replace them with multi-dimensional images that reflect the complexity of Native peoples."

AMERICAN SEPHARDI FEDERATION FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2010)
2708 Brodway Suite 11
New York, NY 10025
tel: (718) 718-7257
fax: (718) 725-7175
e-mail: ravit@dragonmanfilms.com
website: http://americansephardifederation.org
contact: Ravit Turjeman
deadline: September 15, 2008
theme: Jewish Films
formats: DVD in NTTS format Region 1.0
no fee
non-competitive
Comments or questions: "The NYSJFF is one of the best expressions of American Sephardi Federation's mission for cultural inclusiveness, and its determined efforts to preserve and support the rich cultural heritage, spirit and history of all Sephardic communities as an integral part of the Jewish experience. This annual exploration of Sephardic Jewry presents the audience with an extraordinary breadth of lands, languages and traditions, revealing the 'other' within the Jewish tradition."

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(On temporary hiatus.)
350 Sansone Street, Suite 630
tel: (415) 291-9233
fax: (415) 291-8722
e-mail: filmfest@aiusa.org
website: www.amnestyusa.org/filmfest
contact: Alessandra Gallo
deadline: rolling
theme: human rights
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, flf, shorts
formats: VHS (PAL, NTSC) & DVD to preview; BETA to screen
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "We will consider any human rights related film in any genre."

ANGELUS AWARDS STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2010)
Attn: Submissions
Family Theater Productions
7201 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90046
tel: (323) 874-6633/(800) 874-0999
fax: (323) 874-1168
e-mail: info@angelus.org
website: www.angelus.org
contact: Monika Moreno
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, gen, hor, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: 1/2", 3/4" VHS-NTSC, DVD
fee: $25
competitive
Festival organizers say: "The Angelus Awards recognize and showcase student films of uncommon artistic caliber which explore the complexity of the human condition with creativity, compassion and respect."

ANIMATION ATTACK!
(August 2010)
1132 Virginia Avenue NE #19
Atlanta, Georgia 30306
tel: (404) 347-3564
e-mail: animationattack@gmail.com
website: www.animationattack.com
contact: Eric Panter
deadline: TBA
theme: animation
categories: ani, dig, fant, flf
formats: DVD, mini-DV, VHS
fee: $20 (shorts)/$30 (flf)
competitive
Festival organizers say: "Animation Attack! will showcase independent animation from all over the world, with panels, animation demonstrations, and many more special events. Animation Attack! is brought to you by Festival League. Please visit www.festivalleague.com for more info."

ANNAPOLIS FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2010)
P.O. Box 591
Annapolis, MD 21401
tel: (410) 263-2388
fax: (410) 263-2629
e-mail: info@annapolisfilmfestival.com
website: www.annapolisfilmfestival.com
contact: Demetrea Triantafillides
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, flf, shorts
formats: 35, Betasp, DV, DVD
fee: $15-$50
competitive

ANNAPOLIS REEL CINEMA FESTIVAL
(February 2010)
P.O. Box 5521
Annapolis, MD 21403-0703
tel: (443) 995-4246
e-mail: noi@annapolisfilm.com
website: www.annapolisfilm.com
contact: Noi Mahoney, Executive Director
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS, 35mm
no fee
competitive

ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL
(March 23-28, 2010)
P.O. Box 8232
Ann Arbor, MI 48107
tel: (734) 995-5356
fax: (734) 995-5396
e-mail: info@aafilmfest.org
website: http://www.aafilmfest.org
contact: Christen McArdle, Executive Director/Mereditch Zeilke, Director of Operations
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, ani, doc, exp, short
fee: $32 (US)/$37 (foreign)
Fest organizers say: "The Festival recently received cuts to its state funding for exhibiting films that some special interest groups and state legislators deemed to be in violation of MCACA funding guidelines. Because the guidelines are vague and restrictive, and because artistic compromises would be required to adhere to them, the AAFF board of directors voted unanimously to not apply for MCACA funding for at least two years as long as the guidelines are in place. We've had amazing submissions and support from huge filmmakers and we expect this to be a very experimental, groundbreaking festival."

ANOTHER HOLE IN THE HEAD
(July 2011)
530 Divisadero Street #183
San Francisco, CA 94117
tel: (415) 820-3907
e-mail: info@sfindie.com
website: www.sfindie.com
contact: Jeff Ross
deadline: TBA
theme: horror, sci-fi, fantasy, Grindhouse
catagories: ani, dig, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: 35mm, Digibeta, Blu Ray, Dvcam, BetaSP, DVD
fee: $20-50
competitive

APPALACHIAN FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2010)
P.O. Box 347
Huntington, WV 25708
tel: (304) 638-5910
fax: (304) 525-0509
e-mail: samstclair@wvdsl.net
website: www.appyfilmfest.com
contact: Sam St.Clair
deadline: TBA
theme: Appalachian region filmmakers & scriptwriters
categories: doc, flf, gen, shorts
formats: VHS (NTSC), DVD
fee: $40
competitive
Fest organizers say: "For filmmakers and screenwriters living in the Appalachian region only (AL,GA,KY,MD,MS,NC,NY,OH,PA,SC,TN,VA,WV). $1000 Prize."

ARAB FILM FESTIVAL
(December 2-5, 2010)
AANM Short Film Contest
Attn: Public Programming
13624 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI 48126
tel: (313) 624-0215
e-mail: sahmed@accesscommunity.org
website: www.arabamericanmuseum.org/2010.aanm.short.film.contest
contact: Suha Ahmed
deadline: October 15, 2010
theme: Trans-Ubuntu
catagories: doc, exp, gen, retro, shorts
Formats Accepted: standard DVD (no Blu-ray or VHS) in either PAL or NTSC
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "In conjunction with its annual Arab Film Festival, the Arab American National Museum is introducing a new short film competition for young adults ages 18-30 featuring cash prizes. The three winning films will be screened as part of the Arab Film Festival at the AANM. The AANM is encouraging young adults to submit films no more than 30 minutes in length, in any genre, relating to a fusion of two concepts it is calling Trans-Ubuntu. Trans indicates movement across, through and beyond any person, place, thing or idea, while Ubuntu is an African philosophy and concept that loosely means a person is a person through other people. In Ubuntu, individuals are seen through the relationships of larger communities, through their humanity toward others."

THE ARCHAEOLOGY CHANNEL INTERNATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
(May 18-22, 2010)
4147 East Amazon Drive
Eugene, OR 97405
tel: (541) 345-5538
fax: (541) 338-3109
e-mail: RPettigrew@aol.com
website: www.archaeologychannel.org
contact: Richard Pettigrew
deadline: TBA
theme: cultural heritage films
categories: ani, doc, edu, flf, gen, shorts
formats: Mini-DV, DVD
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "This is the only international competition for this genre in the entire Western Hemisphere and a wonderful showcase for your work. TAC Festival takes place in the Soreng Theater of the Hult Center for the Performing Arts here in Eugene, Oregon, USA."

ARIZONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2010)
Box 431
tel: (520) 628-1737
fax: (520) 628-1737
e-mail: reelfrontier@yahoo.com
contact: Giulio Scalinger
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, gen, shorts
formats: 35 mm, 16mm Beta SP, DV, DVD; preview on VHS
fee: $30 (under 45 min)/$50 (45 min & over)
competitive
Fest organizers: "Founded in 1990, the Festival's mission is to showcase independent work from around the world to Arizona audiences; Works are screened in local movie theatres, community sites, and on community television in order to develop new audiences for independent work. Works participate in " The Reel Frontier" Film & Video Competition or are invited to non-competitive programs."

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM SHORT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
(April 2010
Tenth Street & Mill Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85287-2911
tel: (602) 965-2787
fax: (602) 965-5254
e-mail: asuartmuseum@asu.edu
website: http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu/filmfest
contact: John D. Spiak
deadline: TBA
categories: gen - ani, doc, exp, shorts, educ, exp, fant, flf, hor, ind, kid, new tech, sci-fi, vid
no fee
Fest organizers say: "The festival takes place outside and is free to the public."

ARIZONA BLACK FILM SHOWCASE
(March 2010)
68 West Buffalo Street, Suite #230
Chandler, AZ 85042
tel: (602) 304-0830
e-mail: info@azblackfilm.com
website: www.azblackfilm.com
contact: Drisana Stingley
deadline: TBA
theme: African-American cast or storyline
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, flf, gen, kid, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD
fee: $35 (shorts)/$55 (flf)
competitive

ARPA FOUNDATION FOR FILM MUSIC AND ART INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (AFFMA)
(October 2010)
2919 Maxwell Street
Los Angeles, CA 90027
tel/fax: (323) 663-1882
e-mail: affma_filmfestival@yahoo.com
website: www.affma.org
contact: Zaven Khatchaturian
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: 35mm, 16mm, vid
fee: $50 (75 min. or longer)/$35 (less than 75 min.); add $10 for late entries

ARTIVIST FILM FESTIVAL
(December 1-4 2010 in Hollywood/December 9-12, 2010 in New York/Spring 2011 in Rio, Brazil)
Held at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
info: (310) 712-1222
tel: (213) 840-0077
email: PR@artivists.org
website: www.artivist/festival
deadline: TBA
contact: Diaky Diaz, Founder/Exec. Producer
theme: “Dedicated to addressing social, global, political, animal rights and environmental issues through Film, Visual Arts and Music.”

ASBURY SHORTS FILM SHOW
(November 2010)
tel: (718) 832-7848
e-mail: aff1@earthlink.net
website: http://asburyshortsnyc.com
contact: Doug LeClaire
deadline: TBA
theme: short films
formats: varies; please see website
competitive

ASHLAND INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
(April 8-12, 2010)
c/o Southern Oregon Film Society
P.O. Box 218
Ashland, OR 97520
tel: (541) 488-3823
fax: (541) 488-7782
e-mail: info@ashlandfilm.org
website: www.ashlandfilm.org
contact: Steve Wood
deadline: TBA
theme: American independent film
categories: all + screenplays
formats: all; VHS (NTSC) preview format
fee: $25-$40
competitive
Fest organizers say: "It's not just a festival; it's an attitude."

ASIAN AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2010)
133 West 19th Street, Suite 300
New York, NY 10011
tel: (212) 989-1422
fax: (212) 727-3584
e-mail: ACVinNYC@aol.com
website: www.asiancinevision.org
deadline: TBA
theme: produced, written and/or directed by filmmakers with Asian heritage
categories: all
formats: 35mm and 16mm, preview on cassette or 16mm screening print
fee: $10
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The festival seeks to heighten understanding and appreciation of Aisan and Asian American cinema art."

ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF DALLAS
(August 2010)
3818 Cedar Springs Road, Suite 101-201
Dallas, TX 75219
tel: (214) 938-1042
e-mail: mailbag@affd.org
website: www.affd.org
contact: Julie Spako
contact: Chiho Mori
deadline: TBA
theme: Asian theme, Asian filmmakers (director, writer, producer)
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, kid, sci-fi, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm, DVD, VHS, mini DV
fee: $15-$20
competitive

ASPEN FILMFEST
(September 2010)
110 E. Hallam, Suite 102
Aspen, CO 81611
tel: (970) 925-6882
fax: (970) 925-1967
e-mail: filmfest@aspenfilm.org
website: www.aspenfilm.org
contact: Julie Spako
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, doc
fee: $25 (within deadline)/$40 (late fee)
non-competitive, invitational

ASPEN GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL
(January 2010)
300 Puppy Smith Street, #203-270
Aspen, CO 81611-1454
tel: (970) 544-8228
fax: (970) 544-1972
e-mail: hirst@sopris.net
website: www.gayskiweek.com
contact: Neil Hirst, Programmer
deadline: TBA
theme: gay and lesbian-oriented films
categories: gen, doc, ani, exp, flf, shorts
formats: VHS NTSC (for preview), 16mm, 35mm (for screening)
fee: $10
competitive

ASPEN SHORTSFEST
(April 2010)
110 E. Hallam, Suite 102
Aspen, CO 81611
tel: (970) 925-6882
fax: (970) 925-1967
e-mail: shortsfest@aspenfilm.org
website: www.aspenfilm.org
contact: Julie Spako
deadline: TBA
theme: shorts only (under 30 min.)
categories: gen, doc, ani, kid
fee: $25 (within deadline)/$40 (late fee)
competitive, special student award

ASPIRING FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL
(April 2010)
8281 Goodwood Blvd., Suite H
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
tel: (225) 383-3928
e-mail: fairleigh@brclubs.org
website: www.bgcaff.org
contact: Fairleigh
deadline: TBA
theme: short films by filmmakers under 21 years of age
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, gen, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: see website
no fee
competitive

ATA FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
(Occtober 2010)
Artists’ Television Access
Film & Video Festival
992 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
tel: (415) 824-3890
e-mail: festival@atasite.org
website: http://festival.atasite.org
contact: Isabel Fondevila
deadline: TBA
categories: doc, exp, shorts
formats: 16 mm, super 8, mini DV, DVD, Beta
fee: $10
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "Since 1984, ATA has worked toward artistic equity by providing exhibition opportunities to local, national, and international artists. To celebrate and promote experimental film and filmmakers, ATA hosts the ATA Film and Video Festival -an assembly of short films you won't see anywhere else."

ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2010)
75 Bennett Street NW, Suite N-1
Atlanta, GA 30309
tel: (404) 352-4225
fax: (404) 352-0173
e-mail: aff@imagefv.org
website: www.atlantafilmfestival.com
contact: Sonia Vassell
deadline: TBA
categories: gen
formats: all
fee: $50
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Annual Atlanta Film Festival - premiere screenings, panel discussions, and guest appearances by filmmakers and media professionals. $100,000+ in cash and in-kind prizes! Award-winning short works eligible for Academy Award® consideration. "

ATLANTA HIP HOP FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2013)
8200 Mall Parkway, Suite 135-227
Lithonia, GA 30058
tel: (678) 471-4770
e-mail: info@atlhiphopfilmfest.com
website: http://atlhiphopfilmfest.com
contact: Shameka
deadline: TBA
theme: Hip Hop
categories: doc, flf, shorts
formats: VHS, DVD
fee: $15 (regular)/$25 (late)
competitive

ATLANTA HORROR FEST
(October 2010)
1132 Virginia Ave. Suite #19
Atlanta, GA 30306
tel: (404) 347-3564
e-mail: atlantahorrorfest@gmail.com
website: www.atlantahorrorfest.com
contact: Eric Panter
deadline: TBA
theme: horror, suspense, gore
categories: flf, hor, shorts
formats: DVD, mini-DV, VHS, etc.
fee: $20 (shorts), $30 (flf)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Atlanta Horror Fest is a huge celebration of independent horror films from all over the world. AHF also features live music, the Atlanta Zombie Walk and tons of other bloody special events. AHF is produced by Festival League. For more info, please visit www.festivalleague.com."

ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL (DOCUFEST ATLANTA)
(August 2010)
1132 Virginia Avenue, Suite #19
Atlanta, GA 30306
tel: (404) 347-3564
e-mail: docufest@gmail.com
website: www.docufest.com
contact: Eric Panter
deadline: TBA
theme: documentary
categories: doc
formats: DVD, mini-DV, VHS
fee: $20 (shorts) , $30 (flf)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Atlanta International Documentary Fest (DocuFest Atlanta) will showcase indpendent documentary films from across the world in this three day fest of reality in filmmaking. DocuFest is produced by Festival League. Please visit www.festivalleague.com for more info."

ATLANTA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
(January 2010)
Six Piedmont Center Suite 510
Atlanta, GA 30305
tel: (404) 806-9913
fax: (404) 806-2348
e-mail: info@ajff.org
website: http://ajff.org
contact: Taryn Solomon
deadline: TBA
theme: Jewish life
categories: doc, flf
competitive
Fest organizers say: "AJFF is the second largest Jewish film festival in the United States (and largest film festival in Atlanta), showcasing some 50 international works that examine various aspects of Jewish life. Moviegoers cast their ballots for the Best Narrative and Best Documentary film of the Festival, with winners receiving the AJFF Audience Award. Screenings are supplemented with guest appearances by filmmakers, actors, authors, academics and other expert panelists. In 2007, the AJFF was recognized with prestigious grants from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)."

ATLANTA UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
(August 2010)
352 Park Avenue, Suite 2
Atlanta, GA 30312
tel: (404) 520-1820
e-mail: info@auff.org
website: www.auff.org
contact: Eric Panter, Programming Director
deadline: TBA
theme: non-mainstream
categories: all
formats: VHS, DVD, mini-DV, Beta-SP
fee: $15
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Atlanta Underground Film Festival is on a mission to elevate the concept of cinema from simple entertainment to a prestigious art form. We focus on exposing underrepresented film and video artists who's work proves to break the artistic barriers created by typical Hollywood production$, while enlightening and educating the community. Every genre, from shorts to features, will be represented in this five day festival. Artists from all over the world will convene for this event, and audiences of every demographic will be inspired by the breath of fresh air circulated in to the independent artists community."

ATLANTIS ADVENTURE
(February 2010)
Atlantic Beach, NC
P.O. Box 2003
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
tel: (800) NC Coast
fax: (same as above)
e-mail: ATLANTIS@NCCoastChamber.com
website: www.nccoastchamber.com
contact: Phyllis
deadline: TBA
theme: Maritime Category (A splash of water in your scotch will qualify.)
categories: all
formats: include poster and PR. w/ Video/ S-video / DVD ( NTSC format)
fee: $20 or creative reason not to pay
competitive
Fest organizers say: "International Center for MARITIME Films On N. Carolina's coast, betwixt the Capes of Graveyard of the Atlantic - Treasure Galleon El'Salvador... An adventure in independent & classical films, maritime events & activities."

AUDITORY ILLUMINATIONS
(May 2010)
Mitchell Hall
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201
tel: (262) 966-2541
e-mail: snlfan20@aol.com
contact: Krissie Filo
deadline: TBA
theme: music
categories: doc, edu, exp, shorts
formats: NTSC - DVD, DV, VHS
fee: None
non competitive
Festival organizers say: "UW-Milwaukee Video Fest that will highlight works that include music."

AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL &
HEART OF FILM SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE
(October 20-27, 2011)
1604 Nueces
Austin, TX 78701
tel: (512) 478-4795/(800) 310-FEST
fax: (512) 478-6205
e-mail: austinfilm@aol.com
website: www.austinfilmfestival.com
contact: Barbara Morgan
deadline: May 15, 2011 (regular)/June 1, 2011 (late)
categories: flf, shorts, student shorts + screenplays
fee: $40-60
competitive

AUSTIN GAY AND LESBIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2010)
1216 East 51st
Austin, TX 78723
tel: (512) 302-9889
fax: (512) 302-1088
e-mail: film@agliff.org
website: www.agliff.org
contact: Lisa Kaselak
deadline: TBA
theme: gay, lesbian, transgendered, homosexuality
categories: flf, shorts
formats: mixed
fee: $25
competitive

AUSTIN WOMAN'S FILM, MUSIC & LITERARY FESTIVAL
(April 2010)
P.O. Box 42188
tel: 693-0794
e-mail: festinfo@blowinupaspot.com
website: www.blowinupaspot.com
contact: Poet On Watch
deadline: TBA
theme: women-only directors
formats: mini DV, VHS, DVD, 16mm
fee: $20
competitive
Fest organizers say: "At the Media Arts & Literacy Institute, we are recognizing the parallels between the film, music and literary industries- All dominated in such a way women continue to still strive for positive media acknowledgment. This festival is doing its part in closing the gender divide with in the entertainment industry. Formally under the name of Blowin' Up A Spot! Film Festival: A Woman's Perspective the festival is having an open call for female filmmakers, musicians, actors, workshop presenters, spoken wordartist and screenwriters. A festival wholly focused on the contributions of all women; with a special emphasis on showcasing women of Latin, African, African American, Asian & Native American decent. This is a non- profit event supported by the City Of Austin and the Texas Commission of the Arts. All proceeds to benefit the Media Arts & Literacy Institute (MALI) ."

AVIGNON/NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2010)
c/o Oscard Agency
110 West 40th Street, Suite 1601
New York, NY 10018
Tel: (212) 764-1100
Fax: (212) 840-5019
e-mail: jhr2001@aol.com
website: www.avignonfilmfest.com
contact: Jerome Henry Rudes, Director
deadline: TBA
theme: both French and American (English-speaking) films
categories: flf, doc, shorts, ani
formats: 35mm, video in Beta SP NTSC, PAL
fee: $25
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The festival is the Transatlantic Crossroads of Independent French and American Cinema. There is an audience vote to win prizes."

B-MOVIE THEATER FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2010)
P.O. Box 40
Liverpool, NY 13088
tel: (315) 652-3868
fax: (315) 622-2315
e-mail: webmaster@b-moive.com
website: www.b-movie.com/hof/fest.html
contact: Ron Bonk
deadline: TBA
theme: general, but we prefer movies more narrative
categories: flf, doc, shorts, kid, exp, fant, gen, sci-fi, new tech, retro, ani
formats: VHS NTSC
fee: $35 (flf)/$25 (shorts)
late entries - $45 (flf)/$35 (shorts)
competitive

BACK EAST PICTURE SHOW
(April 2010)
409 Washington Street
PMB 202
Hoboken, NJ 07030-4805
tel: (201) 239-1212
e-mail: info@backeastpictureshow.org
website: www.spidersweb.com/beps
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, shorts
formats: 16mm, 35mm, Beta SP, DVD
fee: $35 (under 60 minutes)/$55 (over 60 min.) + $20 for late entries
competitive

BACK TO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2010)
Simian Ratticus Films
1337 Railroad Street
Grafton, WV 26354
tel: (265) 3878
e-mail: Wolfmanfan2@msn.com
website: http://backtohorror.1l.com
contact: Matthew R. King
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, fant, flf, gen, hor, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The reason for the odd name can be found on the website, but any type of film, not just horror, is accepted and welcomed. No fees, all fun!"

BACKSEAT FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2010)
1730 N. 5th Street, #603
Philadelphia, PA 19122
tel: (215) 235-5603
Fax: (215) 235-9745
e-mail: submissions@backseatfilmfestival.com
website: www.backseatfilmfestival.com
contact: Zafer Ulkuco, Director of Programming
deadline: TBA
theme: Rock 'n Roll movies you can drink to!
categories: dig, doc, exp, flf, gen, hor, shorts
formats: DVD
fee: $5-$20
non-competitive
Festival organizers say: "We are very proud of all the great rock 'n roll movies we've been lucky enough to show over the years, and we are looking forward to this year's submissions. Once again, we are looking for shorts, features, documentaries, animations, music videos and everything in between. Student films and local stuff welcome. We like all kinds of cool movies, just nothing too boring or pretentious please!"

BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(December 2010)
P.O. Box SS 6287
tel: (242) 356 5939
fax: (242) 326 4767
e-mail: leslie@bintlfilmfest.com
website: www.bintlfilmfest.com
contact: Leslie Vanderpool
deadline: TBA
theme: Human Rights/Freedom
cateogories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, flf, gen, kid, retro, shorts
formats: PAL, NTSC
fee: $40
competitive

BALTICON 40 SHORT FILM FEST
(May 2010)
403 Fulford Avenue
Bel Air, MD 21014
tel/fax: (410) 879-3602
e-mail: dale@balticon.org
website: www.balticon.org
contact: Dale Arnold
deadline: TBA
theme: science fiction, fantasy, animation
categories: ani, dig, exp, fant, flf, hor, kid, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "To be held during Balticon, the annual Maryland Science Fiction Convention in May. Science fiction, fantasy, animation, horror and other interesting short subjects desired for contest. Long format screening opportunities also available. "

BARE BONES SCRIPT2SCREEN FILM FESTIVAL & SCREENWRITING COMPETITION
(October 2010)
223 N. Third Street, Suite 201 Muskogee, OK 74401
tel: (981) 391-1313
e-mail: barebonesfilmfestival@yahoo.com
website: www.script2screenfilmfestival.com
contact: Shiron Butterfly Ray, Director/Programmer
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, fant, flf, gen, hor, kid, sci-fi, shorts + screenplays
formats: DVD
fee: $25-$50
competitive

BELOIT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(January 2010)
1003 Pleasant Street
Beloit, WI 53511
tel: (800) 4Beloit
e-mail: info@visitbeloit.com
website: www.beloitfilmfest.com
contact: Rod Beaudoin
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: varies; please see website
competitive

BENDFILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
520 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 628
Bend, Oregon 97702
tel: (541) 388-FEST / (877) 388-FEST
e-mail: info@bendfilm.org
website: http://bendfilm.org
contact: Sandy Henderson
deadline: TBA
categories: doc, flf, shorts, student
formats: 35mm, Beta SP; will consider others
fee: $15-$80
competitive
comments: "BendFilm - Where Filmmakers Are Gods. At BendFilm we distinguish ourselves by our respect and care of filmmakers. We also award big cash prizes including Best of Show ($10,000), Best Documentary ($2,500), Excellence in Filmmaking by a Female Director ($4,000), Best Student ($3,000) and Best Director ($1500). Bend is considered Oregon's playground for it's mountains, rivers, sunshine and screaming blue skies."

BERLIN & BEYOND
(January 2010)
c/o Goethe-Institute
530 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
tel: (415) 391-0370
fax: (415) 391-8715
e-mail: gisfprog@sirius.com
website: www.goethe.de
contact: Ingrid Eggers
deadline: TBA
theme: German-language films
categories: flf, doc, shorts
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "Berlin & Beyond is a festival of no more than 20 new films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Location: Castro Theatre in SF."

BEST SHORTS COMPETITION
(December 17, 2010)
7946 Ivanhoe Avenue, Suite 201
La Jolla, CA 92037
tel: (858) 779-9544
fax: (858) 454-6287
e-mail: info@bestshorts.net
website: www.bestshorts.net
contact: Paola Rodelas
deadline: December 17, 2010
theme: short film, television, videography, and new media
catagories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD in NTSC or PAL format
fee: $50
competitive
Fest organizers say: "While it is not your typical film festival that screens films, Best Film Shorts strives to give talented directors, producers, videographers, actors, and actresses the positive exposure they need by promoting our awardwinners through press releases, media outlets, blog entries, etc. Our competition gives awards not just for short films, but for other short television, videography, and new media pieces such as: television pilots, public service announcements, commercials, music videos, mobile advertising, podcasts, webcasts, webinars, and so much more! As long as your clip is 57 minutes or less, it is eligible for entry."

BETHEL FILM FESTIVAL...AN INDEPENDENT POINT OF VIEW
(June 2010)
269 Greenwood Avenue
Bethel, CT 06801-2421
tel: (203) 790-4321
fax: (203) 791-1123
e-mail: info@bethelfilmfestival.com
website: www.bethelfilmfestival.com
contact: Carol Spiegel, Programming Director
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, flf, gen, shorts + student
formats: 35mm, 16mm, BetaSP, DVCAM, HDCAM
fee: $20-$60
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The festival will offer six days and nights of independent film and video shown on multiple, concurrent screens at the Bethel Cinema, an established independent film lover’s mecca located in affluent Fairfield County, Connecticut. More than just a showcase of new and independent talent, the Festival is designed to connect filmmakers with film critics, filmgoers and industry professionals in a unique and intimate setting. Festival events include filmmaker receptions, media parties, workshops, panel discussions, and a gala awards ceremony."

BEVERLY HILLS FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2010)
9663 Santa Monica Blvd. #777
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
tel: (310) 779-1206
e-mail: kat@beverlyhillsfilmfestival.com
website: www.beverlyhillsfilmfestival.com
contact: Kathren Hanna
deadline: TBA
categories: doc, flf, shorts
formats: all
fee: $50 (shorts)/$75 flf)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Beverly Hills Film Festival is an exclusive festival happening annually in Beverly Hills."

BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2010 in New York/June 2010 in Los Angeles/July 2010 in San Francisco/August 2010 in Chicago/August 2010 in Boston/September 2010 in Tokyo/October 2010 in London)
70a Greenwich Avenue, #307
New York, NY 10011
tel: (212) 726-8505
e-mail: info@bicyclefilmfestival.com
website: www.bicyclefilmfestival.com
contact: John Stevens
deadline: TBA
theme: films with a strong theme or character of bicycles
categories: ani, dig, doc, educ, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: VHS, NTSC for entry; screen 35mm,16mm, Beta SP
NO fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "We are into all styles of bikes and biking. If you can name it - Tall Bike Jousting, Track Bikes, BMX, Alleycats, Critical Mass, Bike Polo, Cycling to Recumbents - we've probably either ridden or screened it. What better way to celebrate these lifestyles than through art, film, music and performance? We bring together all aspects of bicycling together to advocate its ability to transport us in many ways. Ultimately the Fest is about having a good time."

BIG APPLE FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2010)
72-36 112th Street, #105
Forest Hills, NY 11375
tel: (718) 793-0381
e-mail: info@bigapplefilmfestival.com
website: www.bigapplefilmfestival.com
contact: Jonathan Lipp
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, kid, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: $35 (shorts)/$50 (flf)
competitive

BIG BANG FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
2624 S. 67 Street
Philadelphia, PA 19142
tel: (215) 365-2429
e-mail: contact@bigbangfilmfestival.com
website: www.bigbangfilmfestival.com
contact: Reggie Garrison
deadline: TBA
theme: Action, Adventure, Suspense and Asian Action Cinema
cateories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS, 35mm, 26mm
fee: $35-$120
competitve
Fest organizers say: "The Big Bang Film Festival is a celebration of exciting and inventive films in the Action, Adventure, Suspense and Asian Action Cinema genres. BBFF will showcase amazing films, some classics, some classics in the making."

BIG BEAR LAKE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2010)
P.O. Box 1981
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315-1981
tel: (909) 866-3433
fax: (same as above)
e-mail: BigBearFilmFest@aol.com
website: www.bigbearlakefilmfestival.com
contact: Monika Skerbelis, Programming Director
deadline: TBA
cateories: short, dig + screenplays
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Digital Video
fee: $45/$35 (students)
competitve

BIG ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2010)
68-1851 Lina Poepoe Street
Waikoloa, HI 96738
tel: (808) 883-0394
fax: (808) 883-0254
e-mail: bigislandff@aol.com
website: www.bigislandfilmfestival.com
contact: Leo Sears, Executive Director
deadline: TBA
theme: independent narratives
categories: ani, dig, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, kid, sci-fi, shorts
formats: VHS or DVD (NTSC only)
fee: $25-40 (early)/$25-50 (final)
competitive

BIG WATER FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2010)
P.O. Box 11
Ashland, WI 54806
tel: (715) 373-5565
e-mail: jbuckles@centurytel.net
website: www.bigwaterfilmfestival.org
contact: Julie Buckles
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: DVD
fee: $10
competitive

BERKSHIRE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2010)
P.O. Box 237
Great Barrington MA 01230
tel: (413) 528-8030
e-mail: kelley@biffma.com
website: www.biffma.com
contact: Kelley Vickery
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, gen, kid, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: 35mm, DVD
fee: $20-$35
competitive

BLACK EARTH FILM FESTIVAL
(September 17-19, 2010)
Galesburg Civic Art Center
114 E. Main Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
tel: (309) 342-7415
fax: (309) 342-2574
e-mail: info@galesburgarts.org
website: www.blackearthfilmfestival.org
contact: Heather Norman / Lynn Miller
deadline: TBA
theme: independent films
categories: ani, edu, flf, shorts
formats: DVD
fee: $40-50
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Festival will take place at the historic Orpheum Theatre. Galesburg, IL is a scenic community of 33,000 people and is located between Davenport, IA and Peoria, IL. Galesburg is home to two colleges and the community has a long tradition of supporting the arts with an active art center, community theatre group, and symphony."

BLACK MARIA FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
(January - June, 2010. This is a traveling festival; please see website for schedule.)
NJCU Dept. of Media Arts
2039 Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07305
tel: (201) 200-2043
fax: (201) 200-3490
e-mail: blackmariafest@aol.com
website: www.blackmariafilmfestival.com
contact: John Columbus, Director
deadline: see website
fee: $35 (up to 30 min.)/$45 (31-100 min.)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "This Academy Award qualifying festival offers cash awards, screening, honoraria, certificates and exposure at significant venues coast to coast."

BLACK POINT FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2012)
507 Broad Street, Suite 106
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
tel: (262) 903-5908
fax: (413) 451-0983
e-mail: webmasters@blackpointfilmfestival.com
website: www.blackpointfilmfestival.com
contact: David Malsch, President
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, doc, shorts + screenplays
fee: $40 (flf, screenplays)/$30 (shorts) + $10 for late entries
competitive

BLUE PLANET FILM FESTIVAL
(New York: April 2012/Santa Monica: October 2012)
6200 Vista Del Mar
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
tel: (310) 574-0911
e-mail: MiraTweti@blueplanetfilmfest.com
website: www.blueplanetfilmfest.com
contact: Mira Tweti
deadline: TBA
theme: Environmental and Animal Welfare
catagories: ani, doc, newtech, shorts
formats: DVD
fee: $15-30
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "There is a Blue Planet Film Fest New York City this Spring and a Blue Planet Film Fest Los Angeles in Santa Monica in the fall. One fee, two festivals."

BOSNIAN-HERZEGOVINIAN FILM FESTIVAL (BHFF™)
(May 2012)
P.O. Box 8091
Paramus, NJ 07652
tel: (201) 670-2702
fax: (201) 670-0759
e-mail: aturalic@gmail.com
website: www.bhffnyc.org
contact: Amra Turalic
deadline: TBA
theme: Bosnia and Herzegovina (filmmakers, theme)
categories: ani, doc, shorts
formats: BETA, DVD
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film FestivalT (BHFFT) is an annual event, organized by two New York area-based not-for-profit organizations, Voice of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Inc. and Academy of Bosnia and Herzegovina, representing and celebrating contemporary Bosnian-Herzegovinian cinematography and providing a platform for the international exposure for emerging Bosnian-Herzegovinian filmmakers."

BOSTON FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2012)
P.O. Box 516
Hull, MA 02045
tel: (781) 925-1373
fax: (781) 925-3132
e-mail: gemsad@aol.com
website: www.bostonfilmfestival.org
contact: Mark Diamond
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, flf, shorts, doc
fee: $60(flf)/$30(shorts)

INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL OF BOSTON
(April 2012)
Independent Film Society of Boston
276 Washington Street
PMB 385
Boston, MA 02108
tel: (617) 697-8511
e-mail: info@iffboston.org
website: www.iffboston.org
contact: Adam Roffman
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: all
fee: varies; please see website
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Independent Film Festival of Boston is the Boston area's largest film festival. Free travel is provided for feature filmmakers via sponsor JetBlue airlines and free hotel is provided for all accepted filmmakers (both feature and short length). Past attendees have included John Waters, Steve Buscemi, Noam Chomsky, Ted Hope, Lili Taylor, Melvin Van Peebles, and Chris Cooper. Grand Jury, Special Jury, and Audience Award prizes are given in the categories of Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, and Short Film. See website for list of all films festival has ever shown as well as hundreds of photos from past festivals."

BOSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2012)
P.O. Box 240023
Dorchester, MA 02124
tel: (781) 935-0871
fax: (781) 935-0871
e-mail: info@bifilmfestival.com
website: www.bifilmfestival.com
contact: Osmyn Raynor
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, flf, gen, hor, ind, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD or VHS (NTSC only)
fee: $25(shorts)/$40 (flf)
competitive

BOSTON SCIENCE FICTION FESTIVAL
(February 5–15, 2010)
Garen Daly
Boston Sci-Fi Fest
263 Elm Hill Road
Peterborough, NH 03458
tel: (617) 901-7280
e-mail: izzy@bostonsci-fi.com
website: www.bostonsci-fi.com
contact: Michele "Izzy" Galgana
deadline: November 30, 2009 (regular)/December 15, 2009 (late)/December 21, 2009 (WAB extended deadline)
theme: sci-fi filsm
catagories: ani, dig, doc, flf, sci-fi, shorts
formats: NTSC DVD
fee: $40-55
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Did you grow up on things not of this Earth? Do you love making sci-fi film? Then submit to the oldest running genre film fest in the world – the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival! The annual Festival culminates in a 24-hour marathon! Shorts are preferably 10 minutes or under."

BOSTON UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2010)
P.O. Box 922
Allston, MA 02134
tel: (617) 975-3361
e-mail: info@bostonunderground.org
website: www.bostonunderground.org
contact: Anna Feder
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, flf, hor, sci-fi, shorts
formats: NTSC VHS, Region 0 or 1 DVD formats (sorry, no PAL or Region 2-6 DVDs)
fee: early - $25 (shorts)/$45 (flf)
late - $30 (shorts)/$55 (flf); $5 discount with Withoutabox.com
competitive
Fest organizers say: "This five day affair highlights the work of New England filmmakers."

BOULDER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(February 11-14, 2010)
P.O. Box 11010
Boulder, CO 80301-0001
tel: (303) 273-8169
e-mail: robin@biff1.com
website: www.biff1.com
contact: Robin Beeck
deadline: July 1, 2009
theme: International Film Festival
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, Beta-sp, 35mm, 16mm; VHS-NTSC for preview
fee: around $35
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Our mission is to offer filmmakers a vibrant platform to grow their careers through networking and showcasing their work; to foster a vibrant local film industry; to inspire and enlighten audiences through a cutting edge cultural experience; and to give back to the community that helps make this happen. The Festival will include 4 days of screenings, workshops, panels and parties. It’s goal is to facilitate meaningful relationships between filmmakers, actors, distributors, agents, managers and film enthusiasts. Films will receive audience recognition in one of the world's premier creative communities."

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB ASPIRING FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL
(April 2010)
8281 Goodwood Blvd, Suite H
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
tel: (225) 383-3928
e-mail: pat@brclubs.org
website: www.brclubs.org
contact: Pat Van Burkleo
deadline: TBA
theme: youth (21 and under) produced
categories: ani, doc, exp, narrative
formats: DVD
fee: $20
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Boys & Girls Club Aspiring Filmmakers Festival (BGCAFF), was created to showcase films by young filmmakers (21 and under) from across the country. The festival is designed to promote the making of films by youth, especially youth who traditionally do not have the resources to explore filmmaking. The Red Stick Animation Festival has been instrumental in helping BGCAFF. All youth animated films will also be showcased within the Red Stick Animation Festival. Red Stick and BGCAFF are coordinating schedules and events. BGCAFF will be held following the Red Stick Animation Festival."

BRECKENRIDGE FESTIVAL OF FILM
(June 2010)
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 718
150 W. Adams
Breckenridge, CO 80424
Physical Address:
Riverwalk Center
150 W. Adams Street
Breckenridge, CO, 80424
tel: (970) 453-6200
fax: (970) 453-2692
e-mail: filmfest@brecknet.com
website: www.breckfilmfest.com
contact: Marty Ferris, Programming Director
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, flf, doc, kid, educ, shorts, ani
formats: Beta, Beta-SP, VHS, S-VHS, DVD
fee: $45-$65
competitive
Fest organizers say: "All filmmakers are encouraged to attend the Festival and special events. One representative from each selected film will be eligible for free admission to all Festival programs and events."

THE BRONX INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2010)
P.O. Box 580-179
Bronx, NY 10458
tel: (718) 907-0079
e-mail: film@bronxstage.com
website: www.bronxstage.com
contact: Maggie Krupka
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: 16mm, 35mm, DV (VHS, DVD for preview)
fee: $10-$20
competitive

BROOKLYN FILM FESTIVAL
(June 3-12, 2011)
180 South 4th Street, Suite 2 South
Suite 2S
Brooklyn, NY 11211
tel: (718) 388-4306
e-mail: submit11@wbff.org
website: www.wbff.org
contact: Mario Pegoraro
deadline: March 15, 2011
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, shorts
formats: all
fee: $30 (early)/$50 (final)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Competitive festival for and by independent film makers. The film program includes about 150 films from all over the world as well as panel discussions, and special events. Awards: $80,000 in film services, products, and cash."

BROOKLYN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: KIDSFILMFEST
(June 2010)
180 South 4th Street, Suite 2S
Brooklyn, NY 11211
tel: (646) 234-5080
fax: (718) 599-5039
e-mail: lisa@kidsfilmfest.org
website: www.kidsfilmfest.org
contact: Lisa King, Director
deadline: TBA
theme: The program will be tailored for children of all ages (films will be rated "G").
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, shorts
formats: all
fee: $25 (early)/$30 (regular)/$35 (late); free with Withoutabox.com
competitive
Fest organizers say: "kidsfilmfest's mission is to discover, expose, and promote children's filmmakers while drawing worldwide attention to Brooklyn. kidsfilmfest is an exciting, new initiative of the Brooklyn International Film Festival (BiFF), a not-for-profit organization currently operating under the fiscal umbrella of the Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation. A variety of children's outdoors activities will be offered during the festival in the Brooklyn Museum's Sculpture Garden. "

BROOKLYN UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2010)
79 Ryerson Street, #2
Brooklyn, NY 11205-2510
tel: (917) 825-0938
e-mail: info@brooklynunderground.org
website: www.brooklynunderground.org
contact: Josh Koury
deadline: TBA
theme: young artists and low budgets
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, newtech, shorts
formats: DV, miniDV, Beta, 16mm
fee: $15
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Brooklyn Underground Film Festival is dedicated to giving a new voice to fresh innovative film and video makers from around the world. We are now looking for new Feature length, and short work in Documentary, Experimental, Narrative, personal cinema and everything and anything else you can come up with that pushes the boundaries of filmmaking and will make some new noise."

BUFFALO NIAGARA FILM FESTIVAL
(April 8-14, 2011)
3840 East Robinson Road, Suite 166
Amherst, NY 14228
tel: (716) 827-3534
e-mail: info@buffaloniagarafilmfestival.com
website: www.buffaloniagarafilmfestival.com
contact: Bill Cowell
deadline: varies, please see website
catagories: any
formats: any
fee: varies, please see website
competitive

CALIFORNIA FILM AWARDS
(December 15, 2010)
6977 Navajo Road, Suite 225
San Diego, CA 92119
e-mail: info@calfilmawards.com
website: http://calfilmawards.com
contact: James Nicholas
deadline: September 25, 2010
catagories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD
fee: $25-$45
competitive

CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2010)
PO Box 580450
Modesto, CA 95358
tel: (209)537-5221
fax: (209)531-0233
e-mail: firesidefoundation@comcast.net
website: www.CalAniFest.com
contact: Dr. George A. Baker
deadlin: TBA
theme: Science fiction, Fantasy, Horror
categories: ani, shorts
formats: 2D - 3D - Anime - Experimental
fee: varies; please see website
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Festival focus is on short animated films of all formats, but we also consider features if submitted. We try to have a block of "Kid Friendly" films during the opening hours of the festival with more "Adult" material screened later int he day. Awards presented."

CAMDEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
20 Azalea Lane
Camden, Maine 04843-4426
tel: (617) 817-5376
e-mail: info@camdenfilmfest.org
website: www.camdenfilmfest.org
contact: Benjamin Fowlie
deadline: TBA
categories: doc
formats: 35mm, 16mm
fee: $40
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) honors the independent documentary film and the artists who create them. A weekend where avant-garde and experimental go hand in hand with nature and social documentaries. CIFF will focus each year's festival around a specific genre within this broad style by providing honored guest speakers, events and selected screenings. CIFF strives to bring awareness of social, political and environmental injustices. The festival will showcase over ten documentary films from around the world with issues ranging from the catastrophic effects of globalization and the IMF on third world countries to Maine’s own paper industry and its relationship to the environment."

CAPE MAY NEW JERSEY STATE FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2010)
P.O. Box 595
Cape May, NJ 08204
tel: (609) 884-6595
e-mail: info@njstatefilmfestival.com
website: www.njstatefilmfestival.com
contact: Ron Rollet, Festival Artistic Director
deadline: TBA
theme: films by NJ filmmakers or about New Jersey
categories: ani, dig, doc, fant, flf, gen, kid, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
fee: no fee (regular)/$25 (late)
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "Another segment will include forgotten New Jersey films such as Purple Rose of Cairo, Copland and Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken."

CAROLINA FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
(February 25-28, 2010)
205 Brown Building
P.O. Box 26170
UNC Greensboro
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
tel: (336) 334-4197
fax: (336) 334-5039
e-mail: cfvf@uncg.edu
website: www.carolinafilmandvideofestival.org
contact: Nicole Phillips, Festival Director
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: Beta, DVD, miniDV, VHS
fee: $5-$40
competitive
Fest organizers say: "We celebrate tomorrow's filmmakers today. Providing a social and educational evironment for the filmmaking community, we recognize the best in filmmaking through cash and prizes."

CAROLINE'S ON BROADWAY PRESENTS FUNNY FILM SHORTS
(Ongoing)
1626 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
tel: (212)757-4100
fax: (212) 956-0197
e-mail: bmikolaski@carolines.com
website: www.carolines.com
contact: Brandon Mikolaski
deadline: none, ongoing monthly festival
theme: comedy
formats: VHS, DVC
fee: $5
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Caroline's On Broadway presents Funny Film Shorts, an ongoing monthly competition of short films and animation. The host of the show is comedian Demetri Martin and Kevin Meaney appears as a special guest on each show. Past contributors have included Oscar Winner Michael Moore, Oscar Nominee Bill Plympton, Tom Schiller from SNL, and comedians Judah Friedlander, Jeffrey Ross, and Ray Romano, to name but a few. Films should be between 2 and 9 minutes in length and can be created in any format, but must be submittes on VHS."

CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2010)
2850 Potomac Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90216
tel: (888) 272-1490
e-mail: info@caribbeaninternationalfilmfestival.com
website: www.caribbeaninternationalfilmfestival.com
contact: Monica Cooper
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: ani, doc, flf, shorts + music vid
fee: $25-$45
competitive

CATHODE FILMS ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2010)
259 12th Street, Suite 4
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
tel/fax: (901) 339-5448
e-mail: info@cathodefilms.com
website: www.cathodefilms.com
contact: Brandon Evans
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, flf, gen, hor, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: mini-DV (preferred), VHS, DVD
fee: $25-$50
competitive

CEDAR RAPIDS INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2010)
P.O. Bo 10251
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
tel: (319) 431-1320
e-mail: info@crifm.org
website: www.crifm.org/festival.html
contact: Scott
deadline: TBA
theme: You have to have a connection to the state of Iowa. Either you were born, educated lived, or the production filmed in Iowa, or anyone in your crew has one of these credentials then you are good.
categories: ani, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: any
fee: $20-$40
competitive
Fest organizers say: "For every filmmaker whose work is admired by audiences in megaplexes across the world, thousands more lack the means to show films to the masses. One festival entrant commented what a wonderful feeling it was to observe an audience reacting to his film and laughing when they were supposed to laugh! The Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival was created to provide a venue for Iowa filmmakers to show their work and for the general public to view the best of the state's filmmaking industry."

CHANNEL ISLANDS INDIE FILM FESTIVAL
(The name of this festival has changed, please see "Oxnard Independent Film Festival".)

CHARLESTON FILM FESTIVAL: WORLDFEST CHARLESTON
(no longer in existence, please see "Worldfest Houston")

CHARLOTTE FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2010)
P.O. Box 77362
Charlotte, NC 28271-7008
tel: 241-1753
e-mail: info@charlottefilmfestival.org
website: www.charlottefilmfestival.org
contact: Louis Gurgitano
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, fant, flf, gen, hor, kid, sci-fi, shorts
formats: Preview - DVD, VHS, MiniDV; Exhibition - DVD
fee: $20-$35
competitive

CHASHAMA FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
201 E. 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
tel: (646) 772-1802
fax: (212) 789-1038
e-mail: rick@chafilmfest.com
website: http://chafilmfest.com
contact: Rick Kariolic
deadline: TBA
categories: gen
formats: DVD, VHS, mini DV
fee: $20 (flf)/$9 (shorts)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "As an artists organization extending to festival we would love to showcase work that stands out and give the filmmaker a chance."

CHICAGO ASIAN AMERICAN FILM SHOWCASE
(April 2010)
Held at the Gene Siskel Film Center
FAAIM
P.O. Box 5435
Chicago, IL 60680
tel: (312) 758-4983
e-mail: info@faaim.org
website: www.faaim.org
contact: Tim Hugh, Festival Director tim@faaim.org
deadline: TBA
theme: by or about Asian Americans
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Beta SP, 3/4" U-Matic, DigiBeta
fee: $25
non-competitive

CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
c/o Facets Multimedia, Inc.
1517 West Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
tel: (773) 281-9075
fax: (773) 929-0266
e-mail: kidsfest@facets.org
website: www.cicff.org
contact: Kathleen Beckman, Coordinator; Nicole Dreiske, Founder/Executive Director
deadline: always May 31
theme: children's/family films for children
categories: flf, shorts, ani
formats: 16mm, 35mm, Beta SP NTSC
fee: $40 (shorts)/$80 (flf)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Films must be appropriate for children under age 13."

CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
(Postponed until further notice.)
1112 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
tel: (773) 486-9612
fax: (773) 486-9613
e-mail: info@chicagodocfestival.org
website: www.chicagodocfestival.org
contact: Christopher Kamyszew
deadline: TBA
categories: doc
competitive

CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
Cinema/Chicago
30 E. Adams Street, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60603
tel: (312) 683-0121
fax: (312) 683-0122
e-mail: info@chicagofilmfestival.com
website: www.chicagofilmfestival.com
contact: Michael J. Kutza, Artistic Director
deadline: TBA
categories: film only - flf, doc, shorts, ani, student, exp
fee: $100 (flf)/ $80 (feature length documentary)/$60 (shorts 30-60 min.)/$50 (shorts under 30 min.)/$30 (student)
competitive

CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL REEL SHORTS FESTIVAL
(September 2010)
428 N. Wolcott
Chicago, IL 60622
tel: (949) 458-1087
e-mail: scott@projectchicago.com
website: www.projectchicago.com
contact: Director
deadline: TBA
theme: all films under 39 minutes
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
fee: $20 (early)/$25 (regular)/$35 (late)
competitive
Fest organizers say, "Our mission is to show the world's best short films to the people of Chicago and the Global Entertainment industry."

CHICAGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2010)
c/o Columbia College
600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605-1996
tel: (312) 431-1330
fax: (312) 344-8030
e-mail: clc@colum.edu
website: www.latinoculturalcenter.org
contact: Film Selection Committee
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, flf, doc, shorts, ani
fee: $25
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "There will be encore presentations on May 4, 2006."

CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2010)
3109 North Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
tel: (733) 327-FILM
website: www.cuff.org
deadline: TBA
theme: underground, experimental & independent film & video
categories: ani, exp, flf, doc, shorts, vid
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Super 8, vid
fee: $30
competitive

CHLOTRUDIS AWARDS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2010)
P.O. Box 180217
Boston, MA 02118
P.O. Box 605
Reading, MA 01867
tel: (781) 526-5384
fax: (617) 424-8617
e-mail: chlotrudis_org@yahoo.com
website: www.chlotrudis.org
contact: Hilary Nieukirk, Festival Coordinator
deadline: October 31, 2008 (final)
theme: shorts only
categories: ani, doc, shorts
formats: VHS
fee: $45
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Chlotrudis Awards will be hosting its film festival of short films at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA, in conjunction with its annual Awards Ceremony. Short films will be screened and nominated for the "Best Short Film" category, with a single entry being selected as the Best Short Film of the year. Chlotrudis Awards Short Film Festival welcomes all genres and subjects, with a special category for animated films."

CHRISTOPHER COPPOLA'S PAH-FEST
(Motown: July 2010, Dallas: July 2010, Los Angeles: October 2010)
6565 Sunset Blvd., Suite 290
Los Angeles, CA 90028
tel: (323) 469-8500
fax: (323) 469-3400
e-mail: pahfest@earsxxi.com
website: www.pahfest.com
contact: Demi Pietchell
deadline: TBA
theme: Digital Amnesty
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, gen, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
fee: $7.77
competitive
comments: "PAH-FEST, which stands for "Project Accessible Hollywood Festival," is a new kind of digital media festival that celebrates the stories and voices of everyday people. PAH-Fest invites people from all walks of life to tell their digital stories using today's latest technology and prosumer equipment. Submissions must be less than seven minutes in length, made digitally, and must spread the filmmaker's own unique message of good will."

CINE GOLDEN EAGLE FILM & VIDEO COMPETITION
(April 2010)
1112 16th Street NW, Suite 510
Washington, D. C. 20036
tel: (202) 785-1136
fax: (202) 785-4114
e-mail: info@cine.org
website: www.cine.org
contact: Betsy Walters, Director of Competitions
deadline: TBA
theme: non-theatrical professional, independent and student
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, gen, ind, kid, newtech, retro, shorts
formats: NTSC DVD
fee: varies; please see website
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The CINE Golden Eagle Competition is a prestigious competition based on peer recognition of excellence in film, television, video and new media. Past recipients of the CINE Golden Eagle Award include Steven Spielberg, Ken Burns, Ron Howard, Mike Nichols, Albert Maysles, Martin Scorsese and many other distinguished members of the film and television industry. CINE accepts a broad range of non-theatrical professional, independent and student productions in a variety of categories including documentary, news, children's programs, history, arts, science, educational, business, new media, PSAs/commercials and more. "

CINE LAS AMERICAS FESTIVAL OF NEW LATIN FILM
(April 2010)
P.O. Box 1626
Austin, TX 78767-1626
tel: (512) 841-5930
fax: (512) 841-5720
e-mail: festival@cinelasamericas.org
website: www.cinelasamericas.org
contact: Film Program Director
deadline: TBA
theme: Latin, Caribbean Indigenous
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, hor, kid, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, DV, MiniDV, Beta, 35mm
fee: $20
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Competitive festival showcasing Film and Video made by or about peoples from Latin America, the Caribbean and Indigenous groups of the Americas."

CINEMA PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2011)
1239 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1239
(541) 346-3134
e-mail: rhersk@uoregon.edu
website: http://cinemapacific.uoregon.edu
contact: Richard Herskowitz, Director
deadline: none
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "CINEMA PACIFIC is a collaborative effort between the University of Oregon and the Eugene community. Administered by graduate students in the UO Arts and Administration Program, who work alongside undergraduate interns, CINEMA PACIFIC utilizes venues across campus and Eugene for a five-day festival of screenings, live multimedia performances, and art exhibitions."

CINE-NITES
(First Thurday of every month.)
10521 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
tel: (310) 475-1810 ext.110
fax: (310) 475-4913
e-mail: lwessel@heilman-c.com
website: www.cine-nites.com
contact: Larry Wessel
deadline: none
theme: short films 10 minutes or less in length
categories: all
no fee
Fest organizers say: "Cine-Nites is a free film festival specializing in shorts. What is unique about Cine-Nites is that anybody who submits a VHS copy of their film (as long as it's 10 minutes or less) will have their film shown. You may submit as many films as you wish and the films may be of any subject matter. Each month one winner will be chosen by an anonymous judge in the audience. This movie will be shown in its entirety on the Cine-Nites' website."

CINEQUEST SAN JOSE FILM FESTIVAL
(see "San Jose Film Festival: Cinequest ")

CINERAMA FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2010)
3700 SW 27th Street, Apt. D-204
Gainesville, FL 32608
tel: (786)-564-6611
e-mail: UFcinerama@gmail.com
website: http://grove.ufl.edu/~fuf/s-cinerama.shtml
contact: Rafael Gaitan
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: playable DVDs only (VHS or data DVDs will not be selected)
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Florida Undergraduate Film is dedicated in its mission to enhance film culture at the University of Florida, not only in Gainesville, but throughout the entire state. Florida Undergraduate Film welcomes film and videos both in and out of competition."

CINEVEGAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2010)
Held at the Palms Resort Casino Brenden Theatres in Las Vegas.
2370 Corporate Circle, Suite 300
Henderson, NV 89074
tel: (702) 992-7979
e-mail: info-cinevegas@cinevegas.com
website: www.cinevegas.com
contact: Dan Jepperson, Manager of Operations
deadline: TBA
theme: international
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, flf, gen, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm, video
fee: $40 (flf)/$25 (shorts)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Our featured segments of American Independents, breakthrough analysis of the digital horizon, morning conferences with celebrated writers as well as unique features like our celebrity blackjack tournament make CineVegas not just a festival, but a total entertainment experience. Our tag line is simple -- Seven days of film; Seven nights of Vegas."

CINEVUE INTERNATIONAL FILM COMPETITION
(The name of this festival has changed, please see "Goldie Film Awards")

CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2010)
2510 Market Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
tel: (216) 623-3456
fax: (216 623-0103
e-mail: cfs@clevelandfilm.org
website: www.clevelandfilm.org
contact: Bill Guentzler
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, ind, kid, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: 16, 35, Beta SP
fee: see festival website
competitive

COLCOA "A WEEK OF FRENCH FILM PREMIERES IN HOLLYWOOD"
(April 11-18, 2011)
DGA
7920 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
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website: http://colcoa.org
contact: Francois Truffart
deadline: February 2011
theme: French Films
catagories: doc, flf, shorts
formats: 35mm, DIGI BETA, DCP DGITAL
no fee
competitive
Fest organizer say: "2011 will be a very special year for City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA) 'A Week of French Film Premieres in Hollywood,' as we will celebrate our 15th anniversary in the prestigious theater complex of the Directors Guild of America. With a 17,100 seat capacity in 2010 (+14% in one year), 15,000 attendees (+9.4%) mainly from the film industry, an exclusive program of films including World, U.S. and International Premieres and the support of major media outlets, COL•COA is now the most anticipated showcase of foreign films in Hollywood and one of the biggest events in the world dedicated to French cinema. In 2011, for the first time, the festival will be extended from seven to eight days, with a record capacity of 19,000 seats."

COLORADO FILM FESTIVAL
(August 31, 2010)
7126 W. Alaska Drive, Suite 51
Lakewood, Colorado 80226
tel: (303) 237-9406
e-mail: info@coloradofilmfestival.com
website: http://coloradofilmfestival.com/Home.aspx
contact: Sarise Christiansen
deadline for entries: April 30, 2010
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: dvd, tape, Blu-ray
fee: $30-55
competitive

COLUMBUS INTERNATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL: THE CHRIS AWARDS
(November 2010)
Film Council Of Greater Columbus
1430 South High Street, Room 322
Columbus, Ohio 43207
tel/fax: (614) 444-7460
e-mail: info@chrisawards.org
website: www.chrisawards.org
contact: Susan Halpern
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: 1/2" VHS, CDRom, URL, DVD (preferred)
fee: $70 (15 min. or less)/$25-$50 (student)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Columbus International Film & Video Festival, a.k.a. "The Chris Awards" one of the most prestigious documentary, educational, business and informational competitions in the U.S., the oldest of its kind in North America and celebrating its 55th year."

COMEDIC ARTS LAUGH FEST
(April 2010)
93 Main Street
Belfast, Maine 04915
tel:fax: (207) 338-1975
fax: (207) 338-2951
e-mail: mikeh@midcoast.com
website: http://www.comicartsfest.com
contact: Mike Hurley
deadline: TBA
theme: comedy
categories: ani, dig, flf, shorts
formats: DVD, 35mm
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "All films are open for submission as long as they are clearly humorous. Youtube.com stuff is welcome as are minor videos, home movies and web-based clips. Only DVD’s or web links will be considered for submissions. Do not send a 35mm print under any circumstances. You can send us a link to a web based video for consideration if you agree to provide us with a DVD for the showing if your film is accepted. If a film has been reviewed by multiple reviewers that will suffice for us to consider it as a submission. Please advise us. If the film has been shown before or published on the web we do not care. Your work is welcome."

COMEDYNET
(Ongoing)
444 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10013
tel: (212) 965-9166
e-mail: erink@comedynet.com
website: www.comedynet.com
contact: Erin Keating
deadline: ongoing
theme: comedy
categories: ani, dig, exp, shorts
formats: all
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "ComedyNet is a new comedy channel that's looking to feature the best and funniest comedic short films. Selected work will be showcased on our home page and seen by an audience of thousands! We pay $25/minute for videos selected to make their Web debut exclusively on ComedyNet. Other submissions will be selected to be featured and showcased on a non-exclusive basis. Send us your short films, filmed sketches, sitcoms, animation, mockumentaries, original music videos and other funny filmed material!"

CONEY ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL
(September 24-26 2010)
3006 West 12 Street
Brooklyn NY 1122
tel: (718) 907-3409
e-mail: rob@coneyislandfilmfestival.com
website: www.coneyislandfilmfestival.com
contact: Rob Leddy deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, shorts
formats: DVD for entry; exhibition DVCAM, mini DV
fee: $25-45
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The festival is a fund raiser for arts organization Coney Island USA. There is a special category for films 'Made in Coney Island'."

CONSCIOUS LIFE FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2010)
POB 31613
San Francisco, CA 94131
tel: (800) 367-5777
e-mail: virtual@consciouslifeexpo.com
website: http://consciouslifeexpo.com
contact: Robert or Aime
deadline: TBA
theme: paranormal, metaphysical, spiritual, socially conscious, UFO, occult
categories: doc, edu, flf, gen, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD
no fee
non-competitive

COUNTERCORT ANTI-CORPORATE FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
2017 Mission Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94110
tel: (925) 282-2486
e-mail: filmfest@countercorp.org
website: www.countercorp.org
contact: John Wilner
deadline: TBA
theme: Films relating somehow (including indirectly) to corporations and corporate power
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, flf, ind, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, 16mm, 35mm, VHS, DV-Cam, MiniDV
fee: $10 (shorts), $20 (flf)
non-competitive

CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2010)
P.O. Box 22604
Jackson, MS 39225
tel: (601) 981-3114
fax: (601) 981-3101
e-mail: questions@crossroadsfilmfest.com
website: www.crossroadsfilmfest.com
contact: Ferrell Tadlock (mail)/Monte Kraus, Krauscape Films (phone)
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, student, music vid, doc, exp, shorts
formats: 16mm, 35mm, 8mm, VHS, Betamax, Betacam SP, 3/4", DV, Pixel Vision
fee: $35 (more than 30 min.)/$25 (under 30 min.)/$10 (student)
competitive

CUCALORUS FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2010)
815 Princess Street
Wilmington, NC 28403
tel: (910) 343-5995
fax: (910) 343-5227
e-mail: press@cucalorus.org
website: www.cucalorus.org
contact: Dan Brawley
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD
fee: varies; please see website
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: " Named one of the "Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals" by Moviemaker Magazine, Cucalorus is an international film festival located in the historic, port city of Wilmington, NC. The festival is non-competitive to create a laid-back atmosphere and to foster open dialogue where filmmakers and audience feel free to share stories and socialize. Cucalorus provides a forum where film becomes a player in the social and political arena and offers a new voice for the South."

CUT AND PASTE SKATEBOARDING FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2010)
P.O. Box 964
Iowa City, IA 52244-0964
tel: (319) 358-0791
e-mail: noah@cutandpastefilmfest.org
website: www.capff.org
contact: Noah Goldsmith, (503) 287-1254
deadline: TBA
theme: skateboarding
formats: all
no fee
non-competitive

DC INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2010)
2950 Van Ness Street, N.W., Suite 728
Washington, D.C. 20008
tel: (202) 537-9493
fax: (202) 686-7168
e-mail: info@dciff.org
website: www.dciff.org
contact: Carol Bidault
deadline: TBA
formats: half-inch/VHS videocassette, NTSC format
fee: $25 (projects 30 min. and longer)/$15 (projects shorter than 30 min.)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Student filmmakers representing a college or school do not pay any fee. Free for 'Works in Progress' (one minute promo tape MAXIMUM)."

DAM SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2010)
Downtown Boulder City
806 Buchanan Blvd
Suite 115-181
Boulder City, Nevada 89005
tel: (702) 293-4848
fax: (702) 293-2164
e-mail: info@damshortfilm.org
website: www.damshortfilm.org
contact: Lee Lanier
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, gen, hor, sci-fi, student
formats: NTSC HDV, miniDV, DVD
fee: $15-$45
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The annual Dam Short Film Festival screens over 100 short films in the historic Boulder Dam Theatre. The festival also features a Mini-Film Market with 700+ films on the shelf, plus a Filmmaker Reception, Special Guest Panels, and an Awards Ceremony. Boulder City is 30 miles from the Las Vegas Strip and just a few miles from the Hoover Dam."

DAMAH SPIRITUAL FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2010)
8033 Sunset Blvd. #965
Hollywood, CA 90046
tel: (323) 939-3099
e-mail: info@damah.com
website: http://damah.com
contact: Tory Jay Berger
deadline: TBA
theme: Spiritual short films
categories: ani, dig, doc, educ, exp, fant, kid, new tech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: all
fee: $25 (early)/$45 (late)
competitive

DANCE ON CAMERA FESTIVAL
(January 2010)
DFA, 48 W. 21st Street, #907
New York, NY 10010
tel/fax: (212) 727-0764
e-mail: dfa5@earthlink.net
website: www.dancefilmsassn.org
contact: Deirdre Towers
deadline: TBA
theme: dance
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, kid, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm, DVD, 3/4", Beta; VHS for preview
fee: $35
competitive
Fest organizers say: "This festival is now in its 3st year celebrating the union of dance and film (video)."

DANCES WITH FILMS: FESTIVAL OF THE UNKNOWNS
(May 2010)
Big Engine Pictures
The Lot
1041 N. Formosa Avenue
Formosa Bldg., 2nd Floor
West Hollywood, CA 90046
tel: (323) 850-2929
fax: (323) 850-2928
e-mail: info@danceswithfilms.com
website: www.DancesWithFilms.com
contact: Michael Trent, Founder
deadline: TBA
theme: only films with no known directors, actors or producers
categories: flf, shorts, vid + screenplays
r deadline - $60 (flf)/$40 (shorts)/$60 (screenplays)
late deadline - $75 (all entries)
competitive

DANVILLE INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2010)
261 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526
tel: (925) 552-REEL
fax: (925) 552-8188
e-mail: inhollywoodprod@aol.com
website: www.dicff.org
contact: Tim Neeley
deadline: TBA
theme: films for children and by children
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, kid, newtech, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: early - $35 (flf)/$30 (all other categories)
late - $45 (flf)/$40 (all other categories)
$25 (students)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Members who choose to join Withoutabox.com also get $5.00 off their entry eees, plus the advantages of Extended deadlines and Online Press Kit submissions."

DA VINCI FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
(July 2010)
2015 SW Whiteside Drive
Corvallis, OR 97333-1406
tel: (541) 752-5584
e-mail: davincifilmfest@msn.com
website: www.davinci-days.org/film_video.php
contact: Sue Queisser
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, gen, hor, kid, sci-fi, shorts
formats: submission - VHS &DVD; projection - VHS, SVHS, DVD, Beta Sp
fee: $10-$50
competitive
Fest organizers say: "We specialize in screening shorts (30 min max) and documentaries (55 min max.)."

DARK CARNIVAL FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2010)
1824 E Thornton
Bloomington, IN 47401
tel: (812) 325-0183
e-mail: info@darkcarnivalfilmfest.com
website: www.darkcarnivalfilmfest.com
contact: David E. Pruett
deadline: TBA
theme: Horror, Independent
categories: hor
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: $15
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Dark Carnival Film Festival is an international festival of independent horror films, featuring special guests, a horror-themed dance party and a live carnival sideshow performance. Dark Carnival will be held in Bloomington, Indiana (near the Indiana University campus)."

DAYTONA BEACH FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2010)
P.O. Box 1105
Daytona Beach 32115
tel: (386) 441-6504
fax: (386) 323-7775
e-mail: bob@actone.clearwire.net
website: www.cinematique.org
contact: Bob Cunningham, General Manager
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, flf, gen, retro
formats: 35mm
no fee
non-competitive

DEADCENTER FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2010)
12316 SW 11th
Yukon, OK 73099
tel: (405) 808-4575
e-mail: cacky@cox.net
website: www.deadcenterfilm.org
contact: Cacky
deadline: TBA
fee: $10 (youth film - under 18 yrs.old, shorts under 30 min.)/$20 (Shorts under 45 min.)/ $30.00 (features 45-90 min.)/$40 (films over 90 min.)
categories: flf, shorts, vid + youth film
formats: NTSC, VHS, DVD

DEEP ELLUM FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2010)
3002 B Commerce
Dallas, TX 75226
tel: (214) 752-6759
fax: (214) 752-6863
e-mail: info@def2.org
website: www.def2.org
contact: Michael Cain/James Faust
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, shorts, ani, exp + music videos, PSAs, unfinished works
scripts); late entries add $10
competitive and non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "Dallas' Deep Ellum Film, Music, Art and Noise organization has now taken over the responsibilities of hosting the Santa Monica Film Festival and its year-round events."

DELRAY BEACH FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2010)
1755 Forest Hill Blvd. #7
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
tel: (561) 966-7685
e-mail: tiamarshae@dbff.us
website: http://dbff.us
contact: TiaMarshae Sanford
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, flf, gen, kid, shorts
formats: DVD and other
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Delray Beach Film Festival's (DBFF) mission is to encourage, support, and promote the film arts by planning, organizing and presenting an annual Winter Film Festival in Delray Beach, Florida, from which profits will support local public schools and The Humane Society. The Festival comprises critically-acclaimed and culturally-diverse domestic and foreign-language short and feature films unlikely to be exhibited theatrically elsewhere in South Florida. DBFF is committed to providing the student and independent filmmaker a venue to screen their films and to network with other filmmakers and industry people."

DELTA INTERNATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
(March 2010)
Delta State University
Art Department
Box D-2
Cleveland, MS 38733
tel: (626) 846-4731
fax: (662) 846-4726
e-mail: rmoore@deltastate.edu
website: www.difvf.com
contact: Robyn Moore
deadline: TBA
formats: 16mm, miniDV, DVD
fee: $15-$20
competitive
ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts

DENVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(The name of this festival has changed, please see "Starz Denver Film Festival ")

DENVER PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL: H2O
(April 2010)
911 Park Avenue West
Denver, Colorado 80205
tel: (303) 298-8188
fax: (303) 298-8804
website: www.panafricanarts.org
contact: Lashante Ase
deadline: TBA
theme: African, African American films in all genres; emphasis on hiphop films
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, flf, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, shorts
formats: NTSC only! DVD, VHS for preview submissions
fee: $20/$15 (students currently enrolled in a university or college)
competitive

D.FILM DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL
(Tours to 20+ cities worldwide annually; next tour begins February 2010 in Seattle)
7095 Hollywood Blvd.
Suite 1001
Los Angeles, CA 90028
tel: (322) 993-6008
fax: (978) 334-0067
e-mail: bart@dfilm.com
website: www.dfilm.com
contact: Bart Cheever, Executive Producer
deadline: ongoing
categories: doc, ani, exp, dig, new tech, retro, hor
formats: 1/2", 3/4", Betacam SP, DV, 35mm
fee: none
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The D.FILM Digital Film Festival is a traveling and online showcase. D.FILM is the world's largest showcase of digital filmmmaking. The goal of the festival is both to entertain, by showing the very best work done by today's new breed of digital filmmakers, and to inspire, by actively teaching our audience how they can do it themselves."

DIGITAL VIDEO & HIGH DEFINITION FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2010)
1800 S. Robertson Blvd.
Suite #274
Los Angeles, CA 90035
tel: (877) 618-HDVF
fax: (877) 733-2987
e-mail: insidefilm@digitalvideofestival.com
website: www.DigitalVideoFestival.com
contact: Shannon W. Rawls
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, fant, flf, gen, hor, kid, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, Digital
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Each festival we host brings together films and audiences whose paths might not otherwise cross, and brings recognition to filmmakers who might not otherwise have a platform for exhibition. Focusing on creative works shot in only Digital, High Definition & Video formats, the DVF is a full featured 7-day film festival recognizing the best Narratives, Comedies, Documentaries, Music Videos & Animations in friendly competition. 'Some of the best filmmakers in the world may never get noticed because they couldn't shoot their film in a format that they could afford. The DV Film Festival, is a bold anarchist move to promote the world of film-making in the new digital format.'"

THE DIRECTOR'S VIEW FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2010)
P.O. Box 312
South Salem, NY 10590
tel: (914) 533-0270
fax: (914) 533-0269
e-mail: RTK212@aol.com
website: www.dvff.org
contact: Todd Andrews
deadline: TBA
categories: shorts, flf, ani
formats: 35mm, 16mm, VHS, DVD, Beta
fee: $40, $100
competitive
Fest organizers say: "This festival's goal is to make people aware of the director's work in the filmmaking process."

DIVERSITY ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL
(Ongoing)
5626 Geer Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90016
e-mail: info@onevibe.biz
website: www.onevibe.biz
contact: Chris Beal/Georgette Hayden
deadline: ongoing
theme: film market for people of color, women and people with disabilities
categories: ani, dig, doc, fant, flf, gen, hor, sci-fi, shorts
formats: VHS, DVD (NTSC only)
fee: $25 when you submit thru www.withoutabox.com
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "This ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL was created in order to continue increasing access and awareness of filmmakers of color, but also to stimulate sales and business opportunities for filmmakers of diverse background, worldwide. All submissions must be produced and/or directed primarily by filmmakers of a diverse background or by filmmakers in general, whose work features a diverse cast. We prefer films in the English language, of broadcast quality, and seeking distribution in the US or abroad. The Diversity Online Film Festival will select and showcase the best submissions online to buyers and distributors nationwide and internationally."

DIY FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2010)
7095 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 864
Hollywood, CA 90028-8903
tel: (323) 665-8080
fax: (323) 660-1776
e-mail: DIYconvention@aol.com
website: www.DIYFilmFestival.com
contact: Bruce Haring
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, shorts, flf, doc + screenplays, student entries
formats: in DV, Beta, HDTV, 16mm, 35mm
fee: $35 (shorts)/$50 (flf, screenplays)/$20 (students)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The DIY Film Festival is part of the DIY Convention: Do It Yourself in Film, Music & Books. All entries must be created using commonly-available tools of independent filmmaking without financing from a major film studio or corporate backer."

DOCFEST: NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
(Spring 2010)
The New York Documentary Center
159 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038
tel: (212) 668-1100
fax: (212) 943-6396
e-mail: docfest@aol.com
website: www.docfest.org
contact: Scott Meserve, Festival Manager
deadline: TBA
theme: documentaries only
formats: all
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "$20,000 in cash awards from Skyy Vodka."

DOCSIDE FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2010)
San Antonio, TX
tel: (660) 747-7548
info: (210) 365-8933
e-mail: lbetzdfp@yahoo.com
website: www.docfilmproject.homestead.com/
contact: Lucila V. Betz, Founding Director
deadline: TBA
theme: documentaries only
categories: exp, flf, doc, shorts
competitive

DOCUWEEK
(August 2010 in New York/August 2010 in Hollywood/September 2010 in Hot Springs, AR/October 2010 in Ketchum, ID/November 2010 in Jackson Hole, WY/November 2010 in Boulder, CO)
1201 West 5th Street
Suite M320
Los Angeles, CA 90017
tel: (213) 534-3600, ext.7485
fax: (213) 534-3610
e-mail: sandara@documentary.org
website: www.documentary.org
contact: Sandra Ruch, Executive Director
deadline: TBA

DOWNTOWN FILM FESTIVAL - L.A.
(September 8-12 2010)
2658 Griffith Park Blvd., #389
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 660-1935
e-mail: info@dffla.com
website: www.dffla.com
contact: Roger M. Mayer, Programming Director
deadline: August 1, 2010,
theme: "Urban WILDlife"
categories: doc, flf, shorts
Fest organizers say: "Downtown Film Festival-Los Angeles is a nonprofit arts organization established to celebrate the current renaissance of downtown Los Angeles through the medium of motion pictures. The festival is dedicated to showcasing the diversity of the downtown L.A. communities by the presentation of independent films and related arts activities. The GRAMMY Museum, located at L.A. Live!, will partner with the festival to present a series of music documentary films and live musical performances at The Museum."

DOVER FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2010)
24 Boonton Street
Dover, NJ 07801
tel: (973) 769-8168
e-mail: visnja@optonline.net
website: www.doverfilmfestival.org
contact: Visnja
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen
formats: all
fee: $25-30
non-competitive

DOWNBEACH FILM FESTIVAL
(August 2010)
Margate Performing Arts Center
7804 Amherst Avenue
Margate City, NJ 08402
tel: (609) 823-9159
e-mail: director@downbeachfilmfestival.org
website: www.downbeachfilmfestival.org
contact: William Sokolic, Executive Director
deadline: TBA
theme: festival accepts both general subject matter and those films which deals with the seashore or the ocean
categories: doc, flf, gen, kid, shorts
formats: DVD
fee: $30 (shorts)/$35 (doc)/$40 (flf)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Send a check or money order, in U.S. funds only, payable to the Margate Education Foundation."

DOWNSTREAM FILM FESTIVAL
(Fall 2010)
915 Saddle Ridge Court
Roswell, GA. 30076
tel: (770) 998-2288
fax: (770) 998-2288
e-mail: mwilliams@downstreamfest.com
website: www.downstreamfest.com
contact: Michael Williams
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, educ, exp, flf, gen, hor, kid, newtech, shorts
fee: 1$10 (1 second to 10 minutes)/$20 (10 minutes to 20 minutes)/$30 (21 minutes to 45 minutes)/$50 (over 45 minutes)
competitive

DRUID UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
(Eureka: June 2010/Los Angeles: August 2010)
e-mail: channel8station@gmail.com
website: http://myspace.com/druidvideo
contact: William Burgess, Head Curator
deadline: TBA
theme: Underground, Experimental
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, hor, ind, kid, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: $10
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Druid Underground Film Festival is accepting submissions for an exhibition of unusual and experimental works at Il Corral, Los Angeles final true underground venue. Find out more about Il Corral by visiting ilcorral.net Your film be in any genre, any taste level and may be on any topic- surprise us! What we are looking for is unique and engaging! Judging will be conducted by a panel comprised of representatives from local arts activism groups and members of the film community. Judges will take into account the overall effectiveness and message of the production and not necessarily its level of technical sophistication. (i.e. grassroots efforts are encouraged!). Shorter productions (1 hour or less) have a better chance of being shown at the festival."

DUKE CITY SHOOTOUT
(July 2010)
tel: (505) 266-7220
fax: (505) 262-0525
e-mail: info@shootdfi.net
website: www.dukecityshootout.org
contact: Alexis Kerschner
deadline: TBA
categories: dig
formats: scripts, digital
fee: $50
competitive

DULUTH SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2011)
c/o Duluth Playhouse
506 W. Michigan Street
Duluth, MN 55802
tel: (218) 733-3915
fax: (218) 733-7554
e-mail: pginfo@duluthplayhouse.org
website: www.duluthplayground.org
contact: Rebecca Johnson
deadline: TBA
theme: shorts under 5 minutes only
categories: shorts
formats: DVD
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Duluth Play Ground would like to invite independent filmmakers nationwide to participate in our 4th Annual Short Shorts Film Festival. These short shorts, which must be no longer than 5 minutes, will be viewed by a panel of judges, and cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 films."

DURANGO FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2010)
P.O. Box 1587
Durango, Colorado 81302
tel: (970) 903-9821
e-mail: info@durangofilm.org
website: www.durangofilm.org
contact: Scott Stewart
deadline: TBA
categories: dig, flf, ani, kid, exp, fant, gen, doc, retro, shorts, edu
formats: Beta, 35mm, 16mm, Digital
fee: $25
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Durango Independent Film Festival celebrates independent film makers and creates a warm and intimate environment for the Durango Community and Independent film makers to inspire and enjoy each other. Features, documentaries and short films screened."

EAST LANSING CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2010)
210 Abbott Road, Suite 42
East Lansing, MI 48823
tel: (517) 853-0502
fax: (517) 853-0503
e-mail: info@elcff.com
website: www.elcff.com
contact: Michelle Carlson
deadline: TBA
theme: appropriate for children
categories: ani, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS NTSC
fee: $25
non-competitive

EAST LANSING FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2010)
P.O. Box 4880
East Lansing, MI 48826-4880
tel: (517) 336-5802
fax: (517) 336-2750
e-mail: susanwoods@elff.com
website: www.elff.com
contact: Susan W. Woods
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, ani, doc, ecp, fant, gen, hor, kid, new tech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: Beta, 16mm, 35mm
fee: early - $25 (doc, flf over 70 min.)/$15 (doc under 70 min., shorts, student)
late - $35 (doc, flf over 70 min.)/$25 (doc under 70 min., shorts, student)
competitive and non-competitive

ECLIPSE FILM FESTIVAL
(Cancelled until further notice.)
130 N. Main Street, Suite D
St. George, Utah 84770
tel: (435) 628-3678
fax: (435) 628-3679
e-mail: info@eclipsefilmfest.com
website: www.eclipsefilmfest.com
contact: Nathan Fackrell, Festival Coordinator
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: Beta-cam, 16mm, 35mm, DV, S-VHS, VHS
fee: $20
competitive

EERIE HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
P.O. Box 98
Edinboro, PA 16412
tel: (814) 873-2483
e-mail: info@eeriehorrorfest.com
website: www.eeriehorrorfest.com
contact: Greg Ropp
deadline: TBA
theme: Horror, Science Fiction and Suspense
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, hor, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, Beta SP, VHS
fee: varies; please see website
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Awards for Best films, screenplays and video games. Special celebrity guests include Adrienne Barbeau, Dee Wallace Stone, Tom Savini, James Duval, Ken Foree and many more. Special discount for students ages 10-17. The 2007 Eerie Horror Film Festival takes place at the Erie Playhouse and Avalon Hotel in Erie, Pennsylvania."

ELECTRIC CITY FILM FESTIVAL & EXPO
(Sept 26, 2010)
Schenectady Film Commission
835 Central Parkway
Schenectady, NY 12304
tel: (518) 788 1255
e-mail: drittner@aol.com
website: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=117022038335634&ref=ts
contact: Don Rittner
deadline: TBA
catagories: all
formats: all
fee: $25
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Annual Electric City Film Fest and now Expo will take place in Proctor's Black Box Theater. There will be two entry calls this year, for productions under 15 minutes and for productions over 15 minutes. There will be awards. The Expo is being sponsored by the Schenectady Film Commission and Proctor's."

ELEVATE FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
P.O. BOX 811038
Los Angeles, CA 90081
tel: (323) 285-5533
fax: (323) 285-5534
e-mail: info@elevatefilmfestival.com
website: http://elevatefilmfestival.com
contact: Mikki Willis
deadline: TBA
theme: "All Tribes Unite"
categories: all
formats: all
no fee
competitive
comments: "The filmmakers are challenged to create works that inspire people and societies to break out of the limited thinking and prejudices that persistently divide mankind. The search for emerging and professional directors is global. Once selected, the competitors' challenge kicks off two weeks prior to the event, when they are randomly assigned the topic on which they must create their film around. Seven tension-filled days and sleepless nights follow as the filmmakers hustle to complete their music video, narrative short documentary, or commercial for its debut."

ELGIN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
(September 18, 2010)
45 Symphony Way
Elgin, IL 60120
tel: (847) 931-5900
fax: (847) 931-5904
e-mail: pgarlock@northernfoxrivervalley.com
website: www.hemmens.org/filmfest2010.html
contact: Pete Garlock, Co-Chair
deadline: August 18, 2010
catagories: shorts
formats: DVD
fee: $40 per entry
competitive
Fest organizers say: "A gold trophy and $1,000 will go to our first-place winner, a silver trophy and $500 will be awarded to our second- place winner, and a bronze trophy and $300 will be given to our third-place winner. (Honorable mention plaques and $100 will be awarded to the 4th & 5th place finalists.) Our trophies are manufactured by RS Owens, the same company that makes the Oscar statues for the Academy Awards."

ELLENSBURG FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
PO Box 1071
Ellensburg, WA 98926-1071
tel: (509) 962-5872
e-mail: eburgcomix@yahoo.com
website: www.ellensburgfilmfestival.com
contact: Joel Brenden
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: DVD, VHS for submission; 35mm, 16mm, DVD format for projection
fee: $25 (early)/$40 (regular)/$55 (late)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Award categories include: Best Overall Picture, Best Film submitted by a Central Washington Filmmaker, Best Full Length Film, Best Feature Length Documentary, Best Short Documentary, and Best Short Film."

ESTES PARK FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2010)
1017 Fairway Lane
Estes Park, CO 80517
tel: (970) 231-2580
e-mail: info@sdientertainment.com
website: http://estesparkfilm.com/
contact: Sean Doherty
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: mini-DV, DVD, 16mm, 35mm
fee: $30 (flf)/$20 (shorts)/$15 (students)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Estes Park Film Festival is dedicated to providing a platform for filmmakers from around the world to screen their newest productions in the relaxing and creative atmosphere of Estes Park, Colorado. Our goal is to entertain, inspire, and advance a greater appreciation of independent film."

ESTROFEST FILM FESTIVAL: LOS ANGELES
(September 2010)
2368 North Alvarado Street
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 497-2165
(323) 664-8853
e-mail: keaufranc@yahoo.com
website: www.estrofestfilms.com
contact: Kaarina
deadline: ongoing
theme: any one of the following: female director, female writer, female producer
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, gen,, hor, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD
fee: $10
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "This is a festival dedicated to getting women behind the camera. We are looking for shorts written, directed OR produced by a woman. This is a fun event which includes new designers (handbags, jewelry, interior accessories), musicians and bands, as well as burlesque dance performances. Please come and join the party!"

EUREKA! INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
P.O. Box 2219
New York, NY 10163
tel: (212) 714-4617
e-mail: info@eurekaiff.com
website: www.eurekaiff.com
contact: Liz
deadline: TBA
theme: political films
categories: ani, doc, edu, exp, flf, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm, BetaSP
fee: $25 (shorts)/$30 (flf)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Films should highlight political and/or social issues that directly or indirectly impact one or more policies of government. Films may be serious or humorous in nature."

ROYAL FLUSH FESTIVAL
(Ocotober 2010)
P.O. Box 2623
New York, NY 10009
e-mail: info@evilcityfilmfest.com
website: www.evilcityfilmfest.com
tel: (516) 316 1869
contact: Jim Muscarella
deadline: TBA
theme: subversive, avant-garde, under-exposed and truly independent filmmakers that are out there and destined to be acknowledged
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, flf, gen, hor, newtech, shorts
formats: DVD
fee: $45-$50
competitive
Fest organizers say: "We screen over 100 films over 4 days and make the whole experience filmmaker friendly for a complete NYC experience. Based in NY's East Village, we've strived to provide an alternative outlet for edgy filmmakers to play their work, aside from some of the elite fests that dominate Manhattan. Our program showcases both short and long-form documentaries & narratives. In addition, we play music videos, animated work, experimental and horror films."

EXTREME FILMMAKER'S 48-HOUR FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2010)
419 South Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
tel: (818) 303-0222
e-mail: info@extremefilmmaker.com
website: www.ExtremeFilmmaker.com
contact: Keith Matz
deadline: TBA
formats: all video formats
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Founded in 2001, the 48-Hour Film Festival has quickly grown in popularity as a unique outlet for filmmaking talent. The rules are simple: Make a film in 48 hours, from the moment you roll the camera to the moment you finish the edit. The concept forces you to fight the urge to noodle, instead focusing on the finished product, which is the ultimate goal in filmmaking."

FAIF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(Suspended until further notice.)
8721 Santa Monica Blvd. #1425
West Hollywood, CA 90069
tel: (323) 410-0464
fax: (323) 410-0465
e-mail: filmfestival@faif.info
website: www.MagicalFilmFest.com
contact: Donald Taylor
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD
fee: $45
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Second year and growing fast! Six films optiond at last festival."

FAIRFAX DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2010)
138 Ridgeway Avenue
Fairfax, CA 94930
tel: (415) 460-9760
fax: (415) 460-9762
e-mail: Weinsoff@ix.netcom.com
website: www.fairfaxdocfest.org
contact: David Weinsoff
deadline: TBA
theme: documentaries by Northern California filmmakers or documentaries about Northen California
categories: doc
fee: $20
non-competitive

INTERNATIONAL FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL
(March 16-20, 2011)
4531 West Empire Avenue, #200
Burbank, CA 91505
tel: (661) 257-3131
fax: (818) 847-1184
e-mail: info@iffilmfest.org
website: www.iffilmfest.org
contact: Patte Dee McKee / Christina Hall
deadline: January 16, 2011
theme: family-rated films and screenplays
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, fant, flf, gen, kid, shorts, sci-fi
formats: DVD (NTSC)
fee: $30-$80
competitive
Fest organizers say: "IFFF advocates, promotes and encourages excellence in films and screenplays produced for a general audience by emerging screenwriters, filmmakers and studios worldwide."

FAUX FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2-4, 2010)
website: www.fauxfilm.com
deadline: TBA
theme: spoof, satire, parody, mocumentary
categories: ani, dig, exp, flf, shorts
formats: DVD, MiniDV
fee: $5-$35
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The only film festival of its kind in the world! Low submission fees and higher than average acceptance ratio."

FILM ARTS FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT CINEMA
(November 2010)
145 9th Street, Suite 101
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: (415) 552-8760
fax: (415) 552-0882
e-mail: festival@filmarts.org
website: www.filmarts.org
contact: Sharon Jue
deadline: TBA
categories: all
fee: $15 (early)/$20 (final)
non-competitive

FILM COLUMBIA FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
delivery services (UPS, FedEx, etc.):
Calliope Nicholas
46 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037-325
or
mail:
The Chatham Film Club
Post Office Box 181
East Chatham, NY 12060
tel: (518) 392-1162
fax: (518) 392-1161
e-mail: filmcolumbia@aol.com
website: www.filmcolumbia.com
contact: Calliope Nicholas
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Beta SP, digital (screening formats); VHS & DVD or both (submission formats)
fee: No non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "Independent and student filmmakers living or working throughout the Hudson River area are encouraged to send their films for viewing by the Festival's selection committee as soon as possible. Selected filmmakers will have the opportunity to speak of their work at the screenings, and the best student projects from the most respected film programs in the region will be showcased. And, of course, the venue will be the historic Crandell Theatre in Chatham, NY. "

FILM FLEADH: IRISH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2010)
29 Greene Street
New York, NY 10013
tel: (212) 966-3030 ext.247
fax: (212) 965-9520
e-mail: filmfleadh@aol.com
website: www.filmfleadh.com
contact: Terence Mulligan
deadline: TBA
theme: new Irish cinema and emerging Irish-American filmmakers
categories: flf, doc, ani, shorts, exp
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Beta
fee: $25
competitive

FILM NITE
(Held monthly)
2029 Eastwood Rd., #131
Wilmington, NC 28403
tel: (910) 509-2890
e-mail: filmnite@killingtimepictures.com
website: http://killingtimepictures.com/filmnite/
contact: David Hardin
deadline: none - screenings held each month
theme: shorts only (under 30 min.)
categories: all
formats: all entries must be submitted on VHS (NTSC)
fee: $10
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "We are looking for the coolest shorts around. If you think your film has what it takes, send it in!"

FILMED BY BIKE
(April 16-18, 2010)
1158 NE Morton Street
Portland, OR 97211
tel: (971) 221-7228
e-mail: info@filmedbybike.org
website: www.filmedbybike.org
contact: Ayleen Crotty
deadline: February 15, 2010
theme: bicycle-themed short films
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Filmed by Bike is a festival of independent bike-themed short movies from around the world. The festival takes place at the Clinton Street Theater in Portland, Oregon."

FIRSTGLANCE: HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2010)
P.O. Box 571105
Tarzana, CA 91356
tel: (818) 464-3544
e-mail: wropro1@msn.com
website: www.firstglancefilms.com
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, fant, flf, gen, hor, kid, sci-fi, shorts, doc, exp
formats: all
fee: $25-$60
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The first and fastest growing bi-coastal indie festival in Los Angeles. Over $25,000.00 in prizes and awards to be handed out in 2004. Great screenings, great after parties, and meet and greet directors, producers and fillmakers from aroung the country."

FIRSTGLANCE: PHILADELPHIA FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
P.O. Box 571105
Tarzana, CA 91356
tel: (818) 464-3544
e-mail: wropro1@msn.com
website: www.firstglancefilms.com
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, flf, fant, gen, hor, kid, sci-fi, shorts, doc, exp
formats: all; entries must be submitted on NTSC, VHS or DVD
fee: $25-$60
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The first and fastest growing truly indie festival in Philadelphia.Over $25,000.00 in prizes and awards to be handed out in 2004. Great screenings, great after parties, and get a taste of some real Philly food."

FIRST SUNDAYS SHORT COMEDY FILM FESTIVALS
(First Sunday of every month.)
c/o Chicago City Limits
250 W. 57th Street, Suite 1500
New York NY 10019
tel: (212) 888-5233
fax: (212) 888-0810
e-mail: film@chicagocitylimits.com
website: www.firstsundays.com
contact: Jay Stern, Producer
deadline: ongoing
theme: short comedy films only
formats: VHS, DVD, SVCD, VCD
fee: $20
competitive

FLAGSTAFF FILM FESTIVAL
(August 9-16, 2010)
PO Box 41842
Tucson, AZ 85716
tel: (520) 343-5156
e-mail: meg@flagstafffilmfestival.org
website: www.flagstafffilmfestival.org
contact: Meg Askey
deadline: TBA
formats: DVD
fee: $25 & up
competitive

FLAGSTAFF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: WORLDFEST FLAGSTAFF
(no longer in existence, please see "Worldfest Houston")

FLATLAND FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
511 Avenue K
Lubbock TX 79401
tel: (806) 762-8606
fax: (806) 762-8622
e-mail: info@flatlandfilmfestival.com
website: www.flatlandfilmfestival.com
contact: Kathryn Oler
deadline: TBA
theme: films/videos under 20 minutes
categories: gen, shorts
formats: DVD, miniDV, VHS, 8mm, 16mm
fee: $20
competitive

FLICKER AUSTIN
(Every two months.)
7907 Doncaster Drive
Austin, TX 78745
tel: (512) 462-0408
fax: (512) 416-8047
e-mail: flicker@flickeraustin.com
website: www.flickeraustin.com
contact: Cory Ryan
deadline: ongoing
theme: shorts under 15 minutes - everything must originate on film, but can be screened on video
categories: shorts
formats: Super 8, 16mm, VHS
no fee
competitive

FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL
(April 8-17, 2011)
1300 S. Orlando Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751
tel: (407) 644-5625
fax: (407) 644-3909
e-mail: filmfest@enzian.org
website: www.floridafilmfestival.com
contact: Matthew Curtis, Director of Programming
deadline: December 8, 2010
categories: gen, ani, doc, exp, fant, flf, hor, kid, new tech, retro, sci-fi, shorts, vid (for computer animation only)
fee: $40 (flf)/$25 (shorts) + $20 (late entries)
competitive>BR> Fest organizers say: Submit through withoutabox at http://www.withoutabox.com/1139 or download entry form at www.floridafilmfestival.com.

FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
1402 East Las Ollas, #007
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
tel: (954) 760-9898
fax: (954) 760-9099
e-mail: brofilm@aol.com
website: www.FLIFF.com
contact: Sherry Friedman
deadline: TBA
categories: gen-flf, doc, shorts, and National Student Competition
fee: $40 (flf)/$30 (shorts)/$25 (students)
competitive

FORT MYERS BEACH FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2010)
2523 Estero Boulevard
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
tel: (239) 765-0202
fax: (239) 765-0909
e-mail: janeen@fmbeach.org
website: http://fmbfilmfest.org
contact: Janeen Paulauskis, Executive Director
deadline: TBA
formats: 35 mm, DVD
fee: varies; please see website
competitive

FREAK SHOW HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
(October 8-10, 2010)
8533 Fantasia Park Way
Riverview, Florida 33578
tel: (407) 536-7406
e-mail: contact@freakshowfilmfest.com
website: www.freakshowfilmfest.com
contact: Robert J. Massetti
deadline: August 13, 2010
theme: horror genre
catagories: ani, doc, exp, flf, hor, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, Blu-Ray Disc
fee: $25-60
competitive

FREEDOM FILM FESTIVAL - LOS ANGELES
(February 2011)
American Cinema Foundation
9911 W. Pico Blvd., Suite 510
Los Angeles, CA 90035
tel: (310) 286-9420
fax: (310) 286-7914
e-mail: acinema@cinemafoundation.com
website: www.cinemafoundation.com
contact: Gary McVey
deadline: TBA
theme: social conscience
categories: flf
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Freedom Film Festival presents films from Eastern and Central Europe and the ex-CIS countires which relate to the theme of freedom and specifically to the impact of Stalinism in the region."

FREEDOM FILM FESTIVAL - NEW JERSEY
(February 2010)
P.O. Box 1839
Absecon, NJ 08201
tel: (609) 646-1640
e-mail: admin@atlanticfestivalmanagement.com
website: www.freedomfilmfestival.com
deadline: TBA

FRIGHT NIGHT FILM FEST
(August 2010)
4621 Outer Loop, #310
Louisville, KY 40219
tel: (310) 638-2557
fax: (310) 626-9756
e-mail: frightnightfilmfest@yahoo.com
website: www.frightnightfilmfest.com
contact: Ken Daniels
deadline: TBA
theme: Horror
categories: ani, dig, exp, flf, hor, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: $25 (flf)/$15 (shorts)/$10 (trailers)
competitive
comments: "All movies entered will be juried. Each film maker will receive a certification of selection. All winners will be announced at the Awards Banquet. Prizes include Thousands of Dollars worth of Editing Time using HD Cameras and Editing Suites with the Grand Prize being the chance to work on a Hollywood movie set."

FROZEN DEAD GUY DAYS
(March 2010)
P.O. Box 85
Nederland, CO 80466
tel: (303) 374-6742 / (800) 221-0044
e-mail: wendyseeman@msn.com
website: www.nederlandchamber.org
contact: Wendy Seeman
deadline: TBA
theme: frozen and/or dead
categories: doc, shorts
formats: video only
fee: $25
competitive
comments: Small mountain town seeking shorts for its quirky, intelligent festival in the middle of our cold winter. Go beyond cryogenics. Stretch our imaginations. $250 to the winner of each category. Please check out our website and send in your entry!

FROZEN RIVER FILM FESTIVAL
(January 27-31, 2010)
902 E 2nd Street, Suite 109
Winona, MN 55987
e-mail: contact@frff.org
website: www.frozenriver.org
contact: Crystal Hegge or Shannon Lippke
deadline: October 30, 2009
theme: Environment, Adventure Travel, World Culture, Extreme Sports
categories: doc
Formats Accepted: DVD (but will accept Quicktime or .AVI formats for preview Copy)
fee: varies; please see website
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Frozen River Film Festival identifies and offers programs that engage, educate and activate viewers to become involved in the world. These programs provide a unique perspective on environmental issues, sustainable communities, extreme sports, adventure travel and diverse cultures, presenting issues not often covered in the local media. We connect our viewers with people at the heart of breaking events, organizations in the forefront of social change and the cultures of an increasingly global community."

FULL FRAME DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2010)
212 West Main St., Suite 104
Durham, NC 27701
tel: (919) 687-4100
fax: (919) 687-4200
e-mail: info@fullframefest.org
website: www.FullFrameFest.org
contact: Connie DiCicco
deadline: TBA
theme: documentaries only
categories: doc, shorts, gen
formats: 16mm, 35mm, Beta, digital
fee: $35 (early)/$45 (regular)/$55 (late)
competitive

FULL MOON FEATURES FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
1300 South Main Street
Little Rock, AR 72202
tel: (501) 374-3660
fax: (501) 376-9735
e-mail: james@greengrassent.com
website: www.fullmoonconvention.com
contract: James Snyder
deadline: TBA
theme: horror
categories: ani, dig, doc, flf, shorts
formats: 35mm/16mm/Beta/Digibeta/DVD
fee: $15-$40
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Winning Feature Length Film receives a worldwide distribution deal with Full Moon Features. Winners in other categories to be included on all Full Moon DVD releases as special features. Winning feature length screenplay to be made into a Full Moon Feature length film!"

FUNTUP INTERNATIONAL FILM & ART FESTIVAL
(May 2010)
2954 N. 78th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53222
tel: (414) 477-8335
e-mail: submissions@funtup.org
website: www.funtup.org
contact: Christopher Zahn
deadline: TBA
theme: films selected will be played silent for a night to an improv sound track by preformers
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: all
fee: $10 (regular)/$15 (extended)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The International Funtup Film and Art Festival is a unique annual event which features an art gallery, bands, as well as a film show accompanied by a live improvisational musical act. Original art work of all mediums accepted; anyone may enter. Films at this coming year’s event will be played in their original format as well as with an improvised soundtrack as provided by a musical guest TBA. Artists may drop off their work directly at Turner Hall May 1-2 anytime between 10am and 6pm."

GARDEN STATE INTERNATIONAL FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2010)
c/o Algonquin Arts
173 Main Street
Manasquan, NJ 08736
tel: (732) 528-9211
fax: (732) 528-3881
e-mail: gsifff@hotmail.com
website: www.algonquinarts.comperformances/gsifff.html
contact: Diane Raver
deadline: TBA
theme: Family Films
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, kid, sci-fi, shorts
formats: all
fee: please go to for details
competitive
Fest organizers say: "We are presenting this years festival in association with the Santa clarita International Film Festival and all entries will go through them at www.sciff.org."

GASPARILLA FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2010)
500 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33602
tel: (813) 514-9962
fax: (813) 514-9962
e-mail: info@gasparillafilmfest.com
website: www.gasparillafilmfest.com
contact: Sherri Simonetti
deadline: TBA
categories: doc, edu, flf, gen, hor, shorts
formats: Beta, DVD
no fee
competitive

GATE CITY WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2010)
900 E. Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
tel: (336) 517-1241
e-mail: gatecityfest@gamil.com
website: http://myspace.com/gatecityfilmfest
contact: Chelsea Wayant
deadline: TBA
theme: directed by WOMEN only
formats: dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, retro, shorts
fee: $30
competitive
comments: "Greensboro is a city that has embraced the education of women throughout its history. Three of the five colleges and universities located in the city were chartered as women's institutions. The festival will be held on the campus of Bennett College for Women. The mission of Gate City is to foster creative development of women within the film community. The festival will be run by students in the Journalism and Media Studies. These students will be responsible for programming, advertising, and the general operations of the festival."

GATEWAY TO WORLD MEDIA - FLORIDA MEDIA MARKET
(October 2010)
25 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite #1148
Miami, FL 33131
tel: (305) 372-4563
fax: (305) 372-4564
e-mail: info@floridamediamarket.com
website: www.floridamediamarket.com
contact: Maritza Guimet
deadline for entries: TBA
categories: ani, doc, flf, gen, shorts
formats: DVD
fee: $100
competitive
Fest organizers say: "There is also a screenplay competition."

GATLINBURG SCREENFEST
(March 25, 2011)
PO Box 468
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
tel: (865) 809-4106
e-mail: director@gatlinburgscreenfest.com
website: www.gatlinburgscreenfest.com
contact: Jessee Black
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: Region 0 or Region 1 DVD or NTSC VHS
fee: $35
competitive

GEN ART FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2010)
133 West 25th Street, 6th Floor
New York, New York 10001
tel: (212) 255-7300
fax: (212) 255-7400
e-mail: film@genart.org
website: www.genart.org
contact: Jeffrey Abramson, Film Division Manager
deadline: TBA

GEORGE LINDSEY UNA FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2010)
University of North Alabama
UNA Box 5151
Florence, AL 35632-0001
tel: (256) 765-4592
fax: (256) 765-4368
e-mail: lindseyfilmfest@una.edu
website: http://lindseyfilmfest.com
contact: Film Festival Office
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, educ, fant, flf, gen, hor, kid, sci-fi, shorts
formats: 6mm, 35mm, Super8; VHS for preview
fee: $5-$20
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Online entry form on website."

GEORGETOWN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2010)
3128 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 338-4300
fax: (202) 333-7047
e-mail: info@georgetownfilmfest.com
website: www.georgetownfilmfest.com
contact: Eric Sommer
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, flf, gen, kid, newtech, shorts
formats: VHS/NTSC
fee: $10/$5 for students
competitive

GET SHORTY FILM SHOWCASE & TOUR
(January 2010)
P.O. Box 7727
J.A.F. Station
New York, N.Y. 10116
tel: (917) 425-7475
e-mail: getshortyfilms@yahoo.com
website: www.nomadfilmgroup.com
contact: David-Michael Petragnani
deadline: TBA
theme: short films 10 minutes or less in length
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, gen, shorts
formats: VHS, DVD, S-VHS, Mini DV
fee: $20
competitive
comments: "Get Shorty is dedicated solely to the art of the shortest Short Films. A pioneer cultural event, it will provide a monthly forum to showcase the most creative short films from around the world! We truly believe that there are filmmakers who can be brilliant in TEN minutes or less."

GLOBAL ART FILM FESTIVAL, GAFFERS
(June 2010 in Sacramento/June 2010 in Hollywood)
2020 Arliss Way
Sacramento, CA 95822
tel: (916) 804-7333
e-mail: contact@gaffers.org
website: www.gaffers.org
contact: Loren Reed, Director
deadline: TBA
theme: Creative Independent Film/DV works showcasing diversity.
categories ani, dig, doc, exp, flf, gen, kid, shorts
formats: DVD
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Global Art Film Festival, (GAFFERS) presents artists & tours multiple cities world-wide celebrating & showcasing diversity & creativity in Independent Filmmaking,DV & Screenplay Writing."

GLOBAL PEACE FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2010)
c/o Public Works Inc.
246 West 38th Street, 8th floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (407) 224-6625
e-mail: kim@peacefilmfest.org
website: www.peacefilmfest.org
contact: Kim Jackson
deadline: TBA
theme: Global Peace, Conflict Resolution, Peace Activism, Environmental Peace, Providing Safe Environments For Children, Protecting Children, Community Mediation and Socio-Economic Peace
categories: flf, shorts
formats: all
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Festival to be held in Orlando, FL and concludes on the UN International Day of Peace. Festival organizers plan on approximately 50 films for the week-long festival, evenly split between full-length features and documentaries and short films. They are looking for films from around the world. Special sections on Water and on Intergenerational Learning are anticipated. There is also a special program of films by young people. The festival's closing night will also feature a tribute and honor to a well known peace activist."

GOLDEN FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2010)
P.O. Box 702
Golden, CO 80402
tel: (303) 279-0721
e-mail: info@goldengreat.org
website: http://goldengreat.org
contact: Laurel Hunter/Tracy Evanko
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: any format; screening copies must be Beta SP, Digi Beta, DVD, HD or 16mm (short films only)
fee: $25-$55
competitive

GOLDIE FILM AWARDS
(January 2010)
108 Carraway Street
Palatka, FL 32177-1150
tel: (386) 328-6656
e-mail: Birdshum@aol.com / goldieawards@hotmail.com
website: www.webspawner.com/users/goldieawards/index.html
contact: Dr. Steve J. Postal
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, kid, ind, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: $30 (regular); $40 (late)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "We accept films from students, professionals, film and video makers. Entries for the Goldie Film Awards competition do not compete against each other - instead they are judged against a high standard of expertise and excellence."

GOTHAM CITY INTERNATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
109 Essex Avenue
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Phone: (973) 273-4474
Fax: (801) 795-0893
e-mail: submissions@gothamfestival.com
website: www.gothamfestival.com
contact: John
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, ind, newtech, sci-fi, shorts + music vid, commercials
formats: DVD (see website for more info)
fee: $25-95
competitive and non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The mission of the Festival is to provide a meaningful forum in which aspiring filmmakers can communicate their vision. In addition, this festival is dedicated to promoting New York City, its businesses, neighborhoods and people; embracing and enhancing the revitalization efforts of downtown Manhattan and other emerging areas throughout the city; strengthening arts and education within New York City; and highlighting New York City as the premiere location for the production of independent film."

GPAM FILM FESTIVAL
(Januray 2010)
239 Lakeside Road
Newburgh, NY 12550
tel: (508) 647-8333
e-mail: stevem@gpamfilmfestival.com
website: www.gpamfilmfestival.com
contact: Steven Marchiarullo
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats DVD, VHS
fee: $75 (flf)/$30 - $40 (shorts)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Geraldine Petrosino All Media Film Festival (The GPAM) will be held at the Downing Film Center located in the Yellow Bird Building in the historic waterfront area of Newburgh, NY."

GRASSROOTS CINEMA
(March 2010)
936 N. Lincoln Street
Burbank, CA 91506
tel: (818) 337-2070
fax: (818) 566-1334
e-mail: Info@GrassRootsCinema.com
website: www.GrassRootsCinema.com
contact: Judy Tamashiro
deadline: TBA
theme: NO to LOW budget independent films
formats: VHS, DVD
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, flf, gen, hor, sci-fi, shorts
cost: $39 (flf)/$19 (shorts)
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "Grassroots Cinema focuses on low budget, truly independent films, tours major film cities, garners media attention and shares net profits with filmmakers. With the advent of new technologies, many more films are being made without pressure from investors or financiers. But most festivals want stars and expensive films. We don't. We know a revolution is taking place and want to kick start it now."

GREAT LAKES INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2010)
PO Box 346
Erie, PA 16512
tel: (814) 873-5069
e-mail: Fest@greatlakesfilmfest.com
website: www.greatlakesfilmfest.com
contact: Steven M. Opsanic
deadline: TBA
theme: independent
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fan, flf, gen, hor, kid, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD or 1/2" VHS (NTSC system only) for consideration (if DVD is burned, please send VHS); all films submitted must be available on DVD or Beta SP for presentation.
fee: varies; please see website
competitive

GREAT PLAINS FILM FESTIVAL
(August 2011; the festival is held biennially.)
Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
313 N. 13th Street
P.O. Box 880302
Lincoln, NE 68588-0253
tel: (402) 472-9100
fax: (402) 472-2576
e-mail: dladely1@unl.edu
website: www.greatplainsfilmfest.org
contact: Danny Lee Ladely, Director
deadline: TBA
categories: gen-flf, doc, shorts, vid, educ
fee: $25 (flf)/$15 (shorts)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Film or videomakers either must be from the Great Plains region or whose film/video relates in content or in narrative to the Great Plains."

GREEN LIFESTYLE FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
tel: 310-854-2078
e-mail: dorit@serenityspaces.org
website: www.greenlifestylefilmfestival.com
contact: Dorit
deadline: TBA
theme: Raw Foods Lifestyle and Environmental, Health Issues
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, flf
formats: DVD, Videos ( no PAL)
fee: $150
competitive
Fest organizers say: "A film festival about sustainable choices and responsible, joy-filled living with provocative, inspirational, solutions-based films which will elevate and sustain a life excellence for all. Two of our basic requirements is that there be no foul language used and no exploitation of children nor animals during the filming process. To obtain the submission address, please go to www.greenlifestylefilmfestival.com for the representative in your area."

GREEN MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2010)
26 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
tel: (802) 229-0598 / (888) 676-0509
e-mail: savoydv@together.net
website: www.savoytheater.com
contact: Rick Winston
deadline: TBA
theme: largely American indie films and documentaries
categories: doc, flf, kid, retro
formats: 35mm, 16mm, video projection
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "Vermont's largest film festival is in its 6th year at two theaters in downtown Montpelier, the state's centrally located capitol. More than 30 film programs over 10 days, along with talks by filmmakers, other speakers, post-film celebrations."

GREENBELT UTOPIA FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
15 Crescent Road
Greenbelt, MD 20770
tel: (301) 507-6581
fax: (301) 220-0561
e-mail: submissions@utopiafilmfestival.org
website: www.utopiafilmfestival.org
contact: Chris Haley, Director
deadline: TBA
formats: VHS, mini DV, DVD
fee: $25 (flf 60 min.+)/$20 (30-59 min.), $15 (shorts); no fee for youth-produced films (age 12 & under)
non-competitive

GREENCINE ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2010)
P.O. Box 7103
San Francisco, CA 94120-7103
tel: (415) 575-3615
fax: (415) 575-3619
e-mail: filmfestival@greencine.com
website: http://filmfestival.greencine.com
contact: Jonathan Marlow or Dennis Woo
deadline: TBA
categories: doc, flf, gen
formats: VHS, DVD
fee: $20 (or free with GreenCine membership)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "A great opportunity for filmmakers to present their work to a much larger audience than at a traditional film festival. Two categories: Narrative Feature and Documentary Feature. Ten finalists in each category will be available online for download in secure DivX format. Established/renowned filmmakers, writers, agents and producers will be judges. One Grand Prize winner in each category will receive cash award and screened theatrically in San Francisco; an Audience Award will also be given, based on online voting, and all downloaded films will receive a generous percentage of the revenues (the only film festival to offer this)! All films must have been produced after January 1, 2002, and be longer than 40 minutes. Submissions will not be returned without a SASE with correct postage."

GUERRILLA FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
(June 2010)
P.O. Box 280223
Brooklyn, NY 11228
tel: (718) 837-5736
fax: (718) 833-1768
e-mail: GuerrillaFest@AOL.com
website: www.domanivision.org
contact: Bruno Derlin and T.J. Sone, Directors
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, flf, doc, shorts, vid, educ, hor, new tech, retro, ani, dig, exp, sci-fi; works-in-progress also accepted
formats: all
fee: $15 (early)/$25 (late)
competitive

GUERRILLA FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2010)
5105 China Berry Drive
McKinney, TX 75070-4672
tel: (214) 726-0257
e-mail: joey@guerillafilmfestival.com
website: www.guerillafilmfestival.com
contact: Joey Evans
deadline: TBA
categories: gen
formats: Real Player, Quicktime, Widows Media - AVI
fee: $20
competitive
Fest organizers say: "$500 for festival winner. A film festival specializing in ultra low budget movies by amateur filmmakers who shoot with camcorders and edit on home PCs. We have created a festival for the average person who doesn't have access to expensive equipment and wardrobe."

GULF COAST FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
(September 2010)
P.O. Box 580316
Houston, TX 77258-0316
tel: (281) 333-5804
fax: (same as phone)
e-mail: whiteriverrock@webtv.net
website: http://gulfcoastfilmfest.com
contact: Hal Wixon
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, dig, fant, shorts, doc, ani, exp, hor, sci-fi, gen, kid, newtech
fee: $25-$60
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival was created to showcase the discovery of new and emerging film makers. Goals Include: To encouragethe work of Independent Filmmakers. To promote the concept of film as an art,and expand awareness of independent films."

HAD TO BE MADE FILM FESTIVAL
(Ongoing)
8033 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90046
tel: (323) 653-3937
e-mail: rpastorek@hadtobemade.com
website: www.hadtobemade.com
contact: Ryan Pastorek, Filmmaker Services
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: NTSC
fee: $100 (flf)/$40 (shorts)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "'The First Nationwide Film Festival.' The Had To Be Made Film Festival is changing the way filmmakers look at film festivals. Instead of traveling to the festival and simply watching the films, the Had To Be Made Film Festival allows viewers to rent the festival films from their local independent video retailer and bring the festival home. The viewers can then go online and vote for their favorite films to help determine the festival winners."

HALLOWEEN CRASH BASH FILM FEST
(October 2010)
4343 N. Claremont
Chicago, IL 60618
tel: (773) 550-0340
e-mail: crash1@yahoo.com
website: www.crashfest.com
contact: Gary Schultz
deadline: TBA
theme: horror, thriller and suspense shorts and features
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, hor, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS, DV
fee: $10
competitive

THE HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
3 Newtown Mews
East Hampton, NY 11937
tel: (516) 324-4600
fax: (516) 324-5116
e-mail: info@hamptonsfilmfest.org
website: www.hamptonsfilmfest.org
contact: Stephanie Saylor
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, doc, shorts
fee: $40 (shorts)/$55 (flf)
competitive

HARDACRE FILM FESTIVAL
(August 2010)
1259 Quincy Avenue
Tipton, Iowa 52772
tel: (563) 886-2175
fax: (563) 886-2213
e-mail: director@hardacrefilmfestival.com
website: www.hardacrefilmfestival.com
contact: Troy Peters
deadline: TBA
categories: gen
formats: 16mm, 35mm, digital video; Submissions must be on VHS (NTSC format)
fee: $15 (shorts under 60 mins.)/$25 (flf)
competitive

HARTFORD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2010)
47 Ashley Street
Hartford, CT 06105
tel: (860) 978-8383
e-mail: info@capitolcinemacollective.org
website: www.capitolcinemacollective.org
contact: Helder Mira
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, flf, gen, hor, kid, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: $20 (shorts)/$30 (flf); -$5 student discount
competitive
comments: "The Second Annual Hartford International film festival will take place from November 8th through the 11th in a variety of great (and some classic) theaters in the city of Hartford, Connecticut. It's another year of fantastic features, shorts, documentaries and experimental pieces. Digital or film, all are welcome!"

HARTWICK COLLEGE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2010)
Hartwick College
Dewar Hall
Oneonta, NY 13820
tel: (607) 431-4415
e-mail: pelletierd@hartwick.edu
website: www.hartwick.edu/filmfest.xml
contact: Dan Pelletier
deadline: TBA
theme: Feature length, any genre, documentaries and avante garde films preferred. No children's films.
categories: doc, edu, exp, flf, gen
formats: DVD, VHS
no fee
competitive

HATCHFEST
(October 2012)
11 East Main, Suite B
Bozeman, MT 59715
tel: (406) 586-2635
fax: (406) 586-2783
e-mail: brian@hatchfest.com
website: www.hatchfest.com
contact: Brian Skuletich
deadline: TBA
theme: student films
categories: ani, dig, fant, gen, hor, kid, sci-fi, shorts
formats: VHS, DVD (0&1)
fee: $35-$65
competitive
Fest organizers say: "HATCHfest in an invitation only festival. The panel, lab, backstage sessions and jury members are also invited by HATCHfest to take part in this wonderful experience. Any students whose films are accepted are flown here to screen their film with all of their flight and accommodations paid for by the festival. The festival takes place along Bozeman Montana's historic Main Street. Bozeman is located in the midst of the Rocky Mountains with five world class ski-resorts located with in one half hour. Bozeman is also surrouned by blue ribbon fly fishing rivers including the Jefferson, Madison, Gallatin, and Issouri.."

HAUNTED NEWPORT HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2012)
P.O. Box 12
Newport, RI 02840
tel: (401) 846-9884
e-mail: info_crypt@hauntednewport.net
website: www.hauntednewport.net
contact: Eleyne Austen Sharp
deadline: TBA
theme: horror, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, thriller
categories: ani, fant, flf, hor, sci-fi
formats: 35mm, digital video
fee: $45
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Haunted Newport is the largest Halloween celebration in the United States, featuring over 120 events and thousands of visitors."

HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2012)
1001 Bishop Street
Pacific Tower, Suite 745
Honolulu, HI 96813
tel: (808) 528-3456
fax: (808) 528-1410
e-mail: info@hiff.org
website: www.hiff.org
contact: Chuck Boller, Executive Director/Anderson Le, Programmer
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, doc, shorts
fee: $35-$65; $5 discount for submissions through http://withoutabox.com
competitive

HAWAII OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2012)
P.O. Box 1228
Hanalei, HI 96714
tel: (808) 826-4581
e-mail: ofilmfest@yahoo.com
website: http://oceanfilmfestival.com
contact: Meli Sandler
deadline: TBA
theme: featuring films about the marine resources, ocean recreation, and our cultural connection to the sea
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: all
fee: $20
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Separate categories for student films. Independent films only. Short films have a better chance at being screened (under 40 minutes) than longer presentations. See website before inquiry."

HAYDENFILMS ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2010)
131 East Main Street, Suite 2
Kutztown, PA 19530-1526
tel: (610) 451-6231
fax: (610) 894-9959
e-mail: cstrohl@haydenfilms.com
website: www.haydenfilms.com
contact: Christina Strohl
deadline: TBA
theme: all shorts of any genre
formats: DVD-R at XP quality (Full screen Hi-resolution)
fee: $25-65
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Featuring a $10,000 Grand Prize, Haydenfilms.com Online Film Festival is open to student and independent filmmakers alike. All films must be in English or subtitled in English. Short form must be under 10 minutes total running time. Long form must be over 10 minutes but no longer than 35 minutes total running time. Producers may edit a special sequence of their work that otherwise meets the contest requirements for submission. Voting is free!"

HAZEL WOLF ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2010)
2230 First Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134
tel: (206) 624-8725
e-mail: info@hazelfilm.org
website: www.hazelfilm.org
contact: Demis Foster, Executive Director
deadline: TBA
theme: films addressing environmental issues
categories: doc, educ, gen, ind, kid, newtech, shorts
competitive
Fest organizers say:"The Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival is one of the leading environmental film festivals in the country. More than just a time and place to see important films, the festival brings together diverse segments of our society, (from filmmakers to activists to educators and business leaders) to create a synergy of action and environmental issues and public opinion. Films will be accompanied by presentations from distributors, funders, broadcasters, filmmakers, and activists."

HBO COMEDY FESTIVAL (formerly the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival)
(February 2010)
Held in Aspen, Colorado.

2500 Broadway, Suite 400
Santa Monica, CA 90404
tel: (310) 382-3595
e-mail: submissions@hbocomedyfestival.com
website: www.hbocomedyfestival.com
contact: Ray Reo
deadline: TBA
theme: comedy (broadly interpreted)
categories: flf, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "An annual HBO-sponsored event hosting the best English-language independent comedic film of the year."

HDFEST - LA
(December 2010/May 2010 in Los Angeles. This is a touring festival.)
P.O. Box 577069
Chicago, IL 60657-7069
tel: (773) 782-9790
fax: (773) 342-6638
e-mail: admin@hdfest.com
website: www.hdfest.com
contact: Marisa Cohen & Issac Alexander, Directors
deadline: TBA; deadline for touring event on a rolling basis
categories: flf, doc, shorts + music vid, television shows
formats: hi-definition format only
fee: $40 (shorts)/$50 (flf)
competitive

HEARD MUSEUM INDIGENOUS FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2010)
2301 N. Central
Phoenix, AZ 85004 -1323
tel: (602) 252-8840
fax: (602) 252-9757
e-mail: filmfestival@heard.org
website: www.heard.org
contact: Wendy Weston, Director/Lorinda Simmons, Film/Video Selection
deadline: TBA
theme: The theme is by or about indigenous people worldwide. Native North and South Americans, Latinos, Asian, Islands, Africa, Norway, any people considered indigenous worldwide.
categories: ani, dig, doc, educ, exp, flf, gen, hor, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: 35mm/Beta SP/VHS
fee: $25 (adults)/$15 (age 22 and under)
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Festival launches an inovative worldwide indigenous theme of cultural interest with emphasis on creative storytelling whether in drama or docs. Juried selection."

HEARTLAND FILM FESTIVAL
(October 14-23, 2010)
200 South Meridian Street, Suite 220
Indianapolis, IN 46225-1076
tel: (317) 464-9405
fax: (317) 464-9409
e-mail: info@heartlandfilmfestival.org
website: www.heartlandfilmfestival.org
contact: Ray Mills, Programming Coordinator
deadline: May 1, 2010 (early)/June 15, 2010 (regular)
categories: flf, doc, shorts, ani, kid
fee: early - $15 (shorts)/$45 (flf)/$15 (student)
regular - $20 (shorts)/$55 (flf)/$20 (student)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Heartland Film Festival recognizes and honors filmmakers whose work explores the human journey by artistically expressing hope and respect for the positive values of life. The Festival awards more than $100,000 in cash prizes and Crystal Heart Awards to the Festival's top entries, including a Grand Prize for Best Dramatic Feature, a Best Documentary Feature Award and a Vision Award for Best Short Film. Selected student films will receive Jimmy Stewart Memorial Crystal Heart Awards and cash prizes."

HIGH FALLS FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2010)
45 East Avenue, Suite 400
Rochester, NY 14604-2286
tel: (585) 246-4178
fax: (585) 232-4822
e-mail: little@eznet.net
website: www.highfallsfilmfestival.com
contact: Fred Armstrong
deadline: TBA
theme: focusing on women in film
categores: dig, flf, kid, vid
Fest organizers say: "Rochester is the home of Susan B. Anthony, founder of the women's suffrage movement, and George Eastman, founder of Kodak and the inventor of the motion-picture film. The two are considered the "spiritual mentors" of High Falls, which gets its name from the country's largest urban waterfall, known as High Falls, in downtown Rochester. The Festival's name highlights the spirit of adventure, courage, and daring - hallmarks of women filmmakers."

HI/LO FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2010)
P.O. Box 170309
San Francisco, CA 94117
tel: (415) 558-7721
e-mail: info@hilofilmfestival.com
website: www.hilofilmfestival.com
contact: Joel Dovey
deadline: TBA
theme: Hi concept/Lo budget short films
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: VHS, DVD
fee: $15 (early)/$25 (regular submission)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Hi/Lo Film Festival was created to provide a forum for demonstrating how creative low-budget filmmakers can be despite, or because of, financial limitations."

HI MOM! FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2010)
401 Pritchard Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
tel: (919) 967-8969
e-mail: himomfilmfest@yahoo.com
website: www.himomfilmfest.org
contact: Mike Connor
deadline: TBA
categories: shorts
formats: Super 8, 16mm, 35mm, DVD, VHS, S-VHS, 8mm, Hi8, Digital 8, MiniDV, Beta, CD-ROM
fee: $15 (for late entries only)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Deep thinkers, shallow pockets. Big ideas, small bank accounts and, as always, NO FAT CATS! "

HIGH MAINTENANCE FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2010)
P.O. Box 3328
Hollywood , CA 90078
tel: (323) 363-3243
fax: (323) 960-0315
e-mail: jgawkowski@hotmail.com
website: www.highmaintenancethemovie.com
contact: Julie Gawkowski
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: DVD
fee: $25
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The 'High Maintenance Film Festival' is being billed as and getting publicity for being the first ever film festival to make a film. And every person who enters and wants to gets a producer credit on the movie "High Maintenance" whether or not they win, so really everyone's a winner!"

HILO FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2010)
P.O. Box 170309
San Francisco, CA 94117
tel: (415) 558-7721
e-mail: info@hilofilmfestival.com
website: www.hilofilmfestival.com
contact: Marc Vogl
deadline: TBA
theme: high concept / low budget films
categories: all
formats: all; VHS for preview
fee: $15-$25
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The hilo film festival presents high concept and low budget films of any length, any genre, shot on any format. Selected films will screen in San Francisco in April 2004 and selections will then tour nationally."

HIP HOP FILM FESTIVAL
(Ongoing)
640 Masonic Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94117
tel: (415) 929-7115
e-mail: info@hiphopfilmfest.com
website: www.hiphopfilmfest.com
contact: Mike
deadline: no deadline - festival is a touring event
theme: hip hop, urban themes
categories: ani, dig, doc, educ, exp, fant, flf
formats: NTSC VHS, Mini DV, DVD, Hi8, Digital 8
fee: $5.00 U.S handling
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Hip Hop Film Fest Tour was created by independent filmmakers to screen their works documenting and celebrating Hip Hop culture. More than a mere genre of music, Hip Hop has rapidly become an unstoppable force of influence on politics, film, art, poetry, dance and beyond. The films featured in the festival depict the struggles and triumphs of musicians, dancers, graf artists, poets, urban survivors and the well known and the unknown, all members of the growing Hip Hop nation."

HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL
(August 2010)
3640 S. Sepulveda Blvd. #113
Los Angeles, CA 90034
tel: (818) 760-9897
e-mail: hollyshorts@hotmail.com
website: www.hollyshorts.com
contact: Theo Dumont
deadline: TBA
theme: short films 30 min. or less
formats: DVD, Mini DV
fee: $20
competitive
Fest organizers say: "HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) is an annual film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. HollyShorts is devoted to the advancement filmmakers through screenings, Q&A sessions and networking events. The Festival showcases the top short films produced 30-minutes or less."

HOLLYWOOD BLACK FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2010)
8306 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2057
Beverly Hills, California 90211
Phone: (323) 556-5742
Fax: (310) 943-2326
e-mail: info@hbff.org
website: www.hbff.org
contact: Tanya Kersey-Henley, Founder/Executive Director
deadline: TBA
theme: one of the film's principles (director, writer or producer) must be Black or of African heritage
categories: flf, doc, shorts, vid, ani + screenplays, narratives, student entries, music vid
competitive

HOLLYWOOD DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL
(This is a monthly festival.)
433 N. Camden Drive, Suite 600
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
tel: (310) 288-1882
fax: (310) 475-0193
e-mail: Awards@HollywoodAwards.com
website: http://hollywoodfestival.com
contact: Carlo de Abreu
deadline: the last day of each month
categories: flf, shorts, doc, ani, dig
formats: submissions - VHS (no PAL)/project - digital, Beta SP, 35mm, 16mm
fee: $50
competitive

HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL
(October 20-25, 2010)
433 N. Camden Drive, Suite 600
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
tel: (310) 288-1882
fax: (310) 475-0193
e-mail: Awards@HollywoodAwards.com
website: http://hollywoodfestival.com
contact: Carlos de Abreu
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, flf, shorts
fee: $50 (flf, docs)/$35 (shorts)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Bridging the gap between Hollywood and emerging independent filmmakers and storytellers. Festival includes the highly regarded Hollywood Film Conference and the Hollywood Movie Awards gala ceremony. Also run the prestigious Hollywood Screenplay & Book Awards competition."

HOLLYWOOD SHORTS
(The third Sunday of every month.)
1801 Garfield Place, Suite 3
Hollywood, CA 90028
tel: (310) 358-7634
fax: (310) 755-7985
e-mail: submissions@hollywoodshorts.com
website: http://blog.hollywoodshorts.com
contact: Kimberley Browning
deadline: rolling admissions - monthly event
theme: shorts no longer than 30 min. only
categories: all
formats: 35mm, 16mm, dig vid, DVD, HD
fee: $15
competitive and non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "Hollywood Shorts is a monthly series. We accept entries on a rolling basis throughout the year."

HOLLYWOOD UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2010)
12400 Ventura Blvd.
Suite #185
Studio City, CA 91604
tel: (818) 760-8050
e-mail: hollywood_underground@yahoo.com
website: www.hufilmfest.com
contact: Christian or Brian
deadline: TBA
formats: Beta SP
categories: ani, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, kid, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
fee: ranges from $25-$75 depending on length and category
competitive

HOME MOVIE DAY
(October 2010)
tel: (323) 669-0431
e-mail: leah.kerr@gmail.com
website: www.homemovieday.com
realname: Leah Kerr
deadline: TBA
theme: home movies
formats: 16mm, 8mm, Super 8
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "Home Movie Day began as a grassroots effort of film archivists reaching beyond traditional methods to try and save the countless reels of home movies shot on film during the 20th century. The event is completely free and open to the public. Area archivists will offer a 'film clinic' for assessing the condition of older films, information about how to care for family films and videos, and -- best of all -- continuous screenings of home movies brought by participants! All participants are encouraged to bring one or more reels of their 8mm, Super8, or 16mm home movies of any vintage to the event. All films will be inspected and projected on a first-come, first-served basis. No films of your own? Just come and watch the show!"

HOMETOWN CINEMA: A MIDWESTERN STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2010)
899 South College Mall Road
Suite 349
Bloomington, IN 47401
tel: (812) 337-1091
fax: (same as above)
e-mail: hometownc@hotmail.com
website: www.hometowncinema.org
contact: Shannah Compton
deadline: TBA
theme: student films made in the midwest region
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, gen, shorts
formats: VHS
fee: $25
competitive

HONOLULU FILM FESTIVAL
(April 24-25, 2010)
575 Cooke Street, Suite A, PMB 2411
Honolulu, HI 96813
tel: (510) 576-5902
e-mail: info@honolulufilmfestival.com
website: www.honolulufilmfestival.com
contact: Robert Joseph, Festival Director
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, gen, kid, shorts
formats: DVD, Tape, BlueRay
fee: $30
competitive

HOPE & DREAMS FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
P.O. Box 131
Hope, NJ 07844
e-mail: curator@hopeanddreams.com
website: www.hopeanddreams.com
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, shorts, doc, ani
fee: $40
competitive

HORRIFIC FILM FEST
(August 2010)
1114 Ohara Drive
San Antonio, TX 78251
tel: (210) 528-0628
website: http://horrificfilmfest.com
contact: George L. Ortiz
deadline: TBA
theme: horror , comedy horror, thriller,suspense
categories: hor, shorts
formats: DVD
fee: $50(flf)/$35 (shorts)
competitive

INTERNATIONAL HORROR AND SCI-FI FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
1700 N. 7th Avenue, Suite 250
Phoenix, AZ 85007
tel: (602) 955-6444
e-mail: jason@phxfilm.com
website: www.horrorscifi.com
contact: Jason Carney
deadline: TBA
theme: horror and sci-fi films
categories: flf, hor, sci-fi, shorts
formats: VHS, DVD - NTSC
fee: varies; please see website
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Over 4000 attendees came out to the 2007 Festival. Win cash prizes and the opportunity to have your work reviewed by major entertainment companies."

HOT SHOPS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
(January 2010)
1301 Nicholas Street #111
Omaha, NE 68102
tel: (402) 346-3456
e-mail: filmfest@hotshopsartcenter.com
website: www.hotshopsfilmfestival.com
contact: Rebecca Fennell, Office Manager
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, gen, hor, sci-fi, shorts
formats: VHS, Super VHS, Mini DV, DVD
fee: $50/$30 (high school students)
competitive

HOT SPRINGS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
819 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901
tel: (501) 321-4747
fax: (501) 321-0211
e-mail: graphics@hsdfi.org
website: www.hsdfi.org
contact: Brenda Hawkes
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, gen, kid, newtech, shorts
formats: VHS (NTSC), DVD
fee: varies; please see website
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival films are chosen by a screening committee consisting of approximately 25 members. The committee members watch over 150 films each and then select the best films."

HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: WORLDFEST HOUSTON
(April 8-17, 2011)
WorldFest-Houston
P.O. Box 56566
Houston, TX 77256-6566
tel: (713) 965-9955
fax: (713) 965-9960
e-mail: entry@worldfest.org
website: www.worldfest.org
contact: Kathleen Haney, Entry Director
deadline: December 15, 2011
categories: gen, flf, shorts, exp, video, doc, ani, hor, fant, kid, ind, sci-fi, educ, new tech, student, world web home pages, web sites, radio & print advertising, TV & cable production, music video, unproduced screenplays
fee: $45-$160
competitive
Fest organizers say: "We are the only truly independent film festival in North America...only new undistributed features in our Indy section!"

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(New York: June 2010/London: March 2010)
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Fl.
New York, NY 10118-3299
tel: (212) 216-1263
fax: (212) 736-1300
e-mail: andersj@hrw.org
website: www.hrw.org/iff
contact: John Anderson, Associate Director
deadline: TBA
theme: Human Rights (broadly defined)
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm, video
no fee (preview cassettes will not be returned)
non-competitive

HUMBOLDT INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2010)
Theatre Arts Department, HSU
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
tel: (707) 826-4113
fax: (707) 826-4112
e-mail: filmfest@humboldt.edu
website: www.humboldt.edu/~filmfest
contact: Ivy Matheny
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, gen, hor, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
fee: $10 (under 9 min.)/$20 (10-29 min.)/$30 (30-45 min.) + $10 for late entries
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Films must have been completed in the last 3 years and be under 45 minutes in length."

HUNGARIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES
(October 2010)
2219 West Olive Avenue
Burbank, CA 91506
tel: (818) 848-5902
fax: (818) 848-1965
e-mail: hatvusab@sbcglobal.net
website: www.hungarianfilmfestivalla.com
contact: Bela Bunyik or Bonnie Anderle
deadline: TBa
categories: doc, flf
formats: 35 mm film, DVD, Beta
non_competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles is held at the Music Hall Theatre located at 9036 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills."

HYPEFEST
(July 2010)
5225 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 403
Los Angeles, California 90036
tel: (323) 938-8363
fax: (323) 938-8757
e-mail: info@hypfest.com
website: www.hypefest.com
contact: Jessie Nagel
deadline: TBA
theme: shorts under 25 minutes only
categories: flf, shorts + commercials, music vid, screenplays, promos
formats: NTSC VHS, DVD
fee: $35 (early)/$25 (early, student)/$45 (final)/$35 (final, student)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Providing a bridge between content creators in the independent and commercial communities, HypeFest offers a platform for filmmakers to promote their work to the commercial industry."

ICASA FILM FESTIVAL
(December 2010)
Dept. of Politics
309 Muller
Ithaca College
953 Danby Road<>BR> Ithaca, NY
tel: 2392783
e-mail: icasafilms@actafrica.org
website: www.ithaca.edu/icasafilms
contact: Peyi Soyinka-Airewele
deadline: TBA
theme: AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections, particularly in Africa
categories: all
formats: VHS, DVD
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The ICASA Film Festival (IFF) 2005 is an event supporting the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa through the mobilization of media. It seeks to sensitize, educate, and strengthen the struggle against AIDS by making available cinematic resources that make it possible to challenge current misconceptions about the disease and create a supportive voice for those who have suffered from this disease."

IFP: INDEPENDENT FEATURE PROJECT MARKET & CONFERENCE
(September 2010)
104 West 29th Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10001-5310
tel: (212) 465-8200, ext. 222
fax: (212) 465-8525
e-mail: cstan@ifp.org
website: www.ifp.org
contact: Colin Stanfield
deadline: varies; please see website
categories: doc, flf, shorts + narratives, scripts, works-in-progress
fee: $40-$50

IFS
(July 2010)
2633 Lincoln Blvd, #700
Santa Monica, CA, 90405
tel: (310) 839-9915
e-mail: info@filmsponsor.net
website: http://filmsponsor.net
contact: Program Coordinator
deadline: N/A - ongoing
categories: all
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: $35 (flf)/$15 (shorts)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Independent Film Sponsorship is essentially an individualized film festival. By sponsoring screenings of select films one at a time, IFS provides each film with a competitive edge and offers the public easy access to great undiscovered works. See website for screening updates and details on submitting."

ILLINOIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2010)
134 N. Cass Avenue, Suite A
Westmont, IL 60559
tel: (630) 781-2097
fax: (630) 968-2539
e-mail: contact@illinoisinternationalfilmfestival.com
website: www.illinoisinternationalfilmfestival.com
contact: Shaun Fox
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: all
fee: $45 (flf)/$35 (shorts)
competitive

IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL
(October 15-22, 2010)
1230 York Avenue, Box #252
New York, NY 10021
e-mail: info@imaginesciencefilms.com
website: www.imaginesciencefilms.com
contact: Alexis Gambis
deadline: TBA
theme: films that effectively incorporate science into a compelling narrative while maintaining credible scientific groundings
categories: flf
formats: NTSC, PAL DVD (any region), NTSC, PAL, Secam VHS
fee: $30
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Imagine Science Films is a non-profit organization committed to promoting a high-level dialogue between scientists and filmmakers. One of our goals is to provide grants and programs to benefit filmmakers whose work focuses on accurate science and accurate portrayals of scientists. We also aim to promote scientific knowledge among the population not in the sciences, and to encourage those interested in becoming a part of them. In short, if ISF had a six word memoir it would read: "ISF serves science and the community.'"

INDEPENDENT EXPOSURE
(Every month.)
531 Utah Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
tel: (415) 864-0660
e-mail: info@microcinema.com
website: www.microcinema.com
contact: Joel S. Bachar
deadline: ongoing
theme: short films and videos, 15 minutes or less in length
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, gen, hor, kid, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: vhs, mini dv, dvd
no fee
non-competitive

INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES
(April 2010)
311 N. Robertson Blvd., Suite 382
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
tel: (310) 364-4403
fax: (310) 278-3499
e-mail: info@indianfilmfestival.org
website: www.indianfilmfestival.org
contact: Christina Marouda, Festival Director
deadline: TBA
theme: films from and about India by Indian and international filmmakers
categories: all
formats: all
fee: $30 (under 60 min)/$40 (over 60 min)
competitve
Fest organizers say: "The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles is a nonprofit organization devoted to paving the way for a greater appreciation of India's cinema and diverse culture by providing the public with a selection of films from and about India by Indian and International filmmakers. The festival showcases a combination of features, shorts and documentaries offering the Los Angeles community a unique opportunity to learn about India's multi-faceted culture and long history of filmmaking. Jury and Audience Awards offer filmmakers unique prizes!"

INDIANA PLAYERS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
(January 2011)
Indiana Players, Inc.
P.O. Box 333
Indiana, PA 15701
tel: (724) 464-0725
e-mail: jamesmd2005@yahoo.com
website: www.indianaplayers.com/filmfest.html
contact: James Dixon
deadline: TBA
theme: short films under 30 minutes in length
catagories: shorts
formats: DVD, miniDV
fee: $15
non-competitive

INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2010)
1300 North Pennsylvania Street, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46202
tel: (317) 513-9379
fax: (317) 968-0402
e-mail: info@indyfilmfest.org
website: http://indyfilmfest.org
contact: Brian Owens
deadline: TBA
formats: DVD, 35MM
fee: $25 - $35
competitive

INDIANAPOLIS LGBT FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2010)
tel: (317) 507-4345
e-mail: dboarman@robertsimaging.com
website: www.indylgbtfilmfest.com
contact: Dawn Boarman
deadline: TBA
theme: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, hor, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: all
fee: $25
competitive
Fest organizers say: "$1,000 First Prize."

INDIEEXPOSURE
(The name of this festival has changed, please see "IFS")

INDIEFEST FILM FESTIVAL AND MARKET: CHICAGO
(July 2011)
P.O. Box 148849
Chicago, IL 60614-8849
tel: (773) 665-7600
fax: (773) 665-7660
e-mail: info@indiefestchicago.com
website: www.indiefestchicago.com
contact: Jennifer Alan
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: see website
fee: see website
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Indiefest celebrates the “vision without compromise” attitude and spirit of the independent filmmaker. Indiefest is eager to showcase emerging talent, therefore there are no strict eligibility requirements. There is one major requirement: films financed or produced by major studios or their affiliates are not eligible. Screenplays, scripts, novels, and short stories will be accepted into the writing competition, which is presented by the renowned Screenwriter’s Project."

INDIE FEST
(January 28, 2011)
7946 Ivanhoe Avenue, Suite 201
La Jolla, CA 92037
tel: (858) 454-9787
fax: (858) 454-6287
e-mail: info@theindiefest.com
website: www.theindiefest.com
contact: Thomas Baker, PhD.
deadline: January 28, 2011
catagories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD in NTSC or PAL format
fee:$50
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Indie Fest is an independent, top-tier international film awards competition. Our goal is to help independent filmmakers gain publicity and, when appropriate, exposure to distributors. The Indie Fest has been very successful in introducing winners to distributors who can sell licensing rights around the world."

INDIE GATHERING FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
South Regional Indie Gathering Film Festival
P.O. Box 268085
Weston, FL 33326
fax: (954) 389-8219
e-mail: inyofaceprod@bellsouth.net
website: www.indiegathering.com/florida
contact:Daphne Pitts, Administrator / Greg Pitts, Director
deadline: TBA
categories: narrative, shorts, hor, doc, ani, flf
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: $20-35 (regular)/$40 (post-deadline)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Indiefest celebrates the “vision without compromise” attitude and spirit of the independent filmmaker. Indiefest is eager to showcase emerging talent, therefore there are no strict eligibility requirements. There is one major requirement: films financed or produced by major studios or their affiliates are not eligible. Screenplays, scripts, novels, and short stories will be accepted into the writing competition, which is presented by the renowned Screenwriter’s Project."

INDIE SHORT FILM COMPETITION
(March 2010)
PO Box 1185
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33302
tel: (954) 728-2596
e-mail: info@indieshortfilms.net
website: www.indieshortfilms.net
contact: Ken French
deadline: December 15, 2009
categories: shorts
Formats Accepted: DVD, VHS
fee: $50
competitive

INFACT
(July 30 - August 19, 2010)
1201 West 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
tel: (213) 534-3600
fax: (213) 534-3610
e-mail: Tracie@documentary.org
website: www.documentary.org
contact: Tracie Lewis
deadline: TBA
theme: documentaries
categories: doc, flf, shorts
formats: VHS NTSC
fee: $40
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "Qualify your feature or Short Documentary for Academy Award consideration."

INLAND EMPIRE STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
17189 Bear Valley Rd. #150
Hesperia, CA 92345-1405
tel: (760) 948-2223
e-mail: info@iesff.com
website: www.iestudentfilmfest.com
contact: Jake Borowski
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: DVD, Mini DV
fee: $5.00
competitive

INTELLIGENT USE OF WATER FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
tel: (402) 444-5555
e-mail: jordank@sramarketing.com
website: http://iuowfilm.com
contact: Jordan
deadline: TBA
theme: water conservation
categories: all
formats: digital, DVD, VHS
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Intelligent Use of WaterT Film Competition seeks short films (1-20 minutes in actual or excerpted run time) that focus on the topic of water conservation. Entries should explore approaches and ideas to intelligently manage and efficiently utilize the earth's most precious resource. Films will be reviewed by a panel of judges with academic, professional, industrial or governmental expertise in film and/or water conservation. Cash prizes of $6,000 for judges' selection and $3,000 for audience's pick"

INTERCOM: INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS,
FILM AND VIDEO COMPETITION
(October 2010)
32 West Randolph Street
Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60601-9803
tel: (312) 425-9400
fax: (312) 425-0944
e-mail: info@chicagofilmfestival.com
website: www.chicagofilmfestival.com
contact: Philip Bajorat, Entry Coordinator
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, ani, doc, educ, ind, shorts, vid
formats: 3/4" U-matic, 1/2" VHS
fee: $125-$200
competitive: a video competition only

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CINEMA AND TECHNOLOGY
(October 2010)
1458 West Blackhawk Street
Chicago, Illinois 60622
tel: (773) 395-8264
fax: (773) 442-0867
e-mail: admin@ifoct.com
website: www.ifoct.com
contact: I. Alexander
deadline: TBA
theme: new technology
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, flf, gen, hor, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: all
fee: $35-$50
competitive
Fest organizers say: "This is an international touring film festival with a focus on new technology."

INTERNATIONAL REEL WHEEL FILM FESTIVAL
(August 14, 2010)
One Sprint Capital Place
Knoxville, IA 50138
tel: (641) 842-6176
fax: (641) 842-6177
e-mail: tschmeh@sprintcarhof.com
website: www.sprintcarhof.com
contact: Thomas J. Schmeh
deadline: February 14, 2010
theme: automobiles and automobile racing
categories: exhibition only

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2011)
PO Box 312
South Salem, NY 10590
tel: (914) 533-0270
fax: (914) 533-0269
e-mail: rtk212@aol.com
website: website: www.dvff.org
contact person: Sisse
deadline: TBA
theme, if any: you must be under 19 years of age
categories: all
formats: VHS, Beta, 16mm, 35mm
no fee:
competitive
Fest organizers say: "This festival gives young people a chance to express themselves."

IOWA CITY INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
P.O. Box 10008
Iowa City, IA 52242
tel: (319) 335-3258
e-mail: info@ICDocs.org
website: www.ICDocs.org
contact: Theresa Seeberger, Board Member
deadline: TBA
theme: documentaries 30 minutes or less in length only
formats: 16mm, 35mm, video, DV (see submission rules)
fee: $25 (early)/$30 (late)
competitive

IOWA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
308 S. Pennsylvania Avenue
Mason City, IA 50401
tel: (641) 424-2852
e-mail: info@iowaindie.org
website: www.iowaindie.org
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, shorts
formats: 35mm, DVD (NTSC Region 1)
fee: $30 (regular)/$40 (late); $10 discount for Iowa and student filmmakers
competitive

IRISH REELS FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
911 Media Arts Center
117 Yale Ave.
Seattle, WA 98109
tel: (206) 682 6552
e-mail: caroline@irishreels.org
website: www.911media.org/events/irishreels/
contact: Caroline Cumming, Programming Director
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, shorts, doc, ani
formats: 35mm, 16mm 3/4" & 1/2"
noncompetitive
Fest organizers say: "The festival was formed to showcase contemporary Irish films. Our focus is on independently produced work and those that have yet to receive international distribution. We hope to inspire our audiences with thought provoking and powerful stories, stories that are universal yet told from an Irish viewpoint by talented Irish filmmakers."

ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL
(Los Angeles: June 2011/New York: October 2010/Miami: December 2010)
6404 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1240
Los Angeles, CA 90048
tel: (323) 966-4166/(877) 966-5566
fax: (323) 658-6346
e-mail: israefest@earthlink.net
website: www.israelfilmfestival.com
deadline: TBA
contact: Meir Fenigstein, Founder/Executive Director
Fest organizers say: "The Israel Film Festival is presented by IsraFest Foundation, Inc., in association with the Consulate General of Israel in New York. The Festival has been responsible for introducing Israeli life and culture to American audiences through the powerful medium of film, providing a comprehensive intercultural exchange and has brought hundreds of Israeli filmmakers to the United States to share their art."

ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2011)
781 Embarcadero Del Mar
Isla Vista, CA 93117
tel: (818) 645-4536
e-mail: laurenmzabel@gmail.com
website: http://ipffsb.org
contact: Lauren Zabel
deadline: TBA
theme: Israeli-Palestinian
categories: flf
formats: DVD or VHS
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Israeli Palestinian Film Club was started by a small group of students who love movies. They wanted an outlet where they could get together, watch a movie, eat some popcorn and learn something at the same time. They also wanted to bring an alternative voice for Israel to the UC Santa Barbara campus. Their goals now include: Educating students about Israeli culture, people, history, and cinema; Creating a safe space for dialogue; Bringing together different UCSB student organizations; Educating about the realities of Middle Eastern societies."

ITISNESS CINEMATHON
(July 2011)
3016 NE Killingsworth
Portland, OR 97211
tel: (971) 570-6930
e-mail: info@zonkerfilms.com
website: www.zonkerfilms.com
contact: Tony Fuentes
deadline: TBA
theme: films 3 minutes or less
formats: VHS and DVD
fee: $5
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Special event of super short films shown from dusk until dawn! More than $1,000 in small, unmarked bills to be awarded."

ITSA FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2-4, 2012)
PO Box 605
Groveland, CA 95321
tel: (209) 962-0342
fax: (800) 680-6217
website: www.ITSAFilmFestival.com
contact: Christina Wilkinson
deadline: August 15, 2012
catagories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, gen, hor, kid, sci-fi, shorts
formats: digital formats via Withoutabox.com
fee: $30 (general)/$15 (high school and college students)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "ITSA Film Festival accepts short films & animations. New this year is the "REEL SCARY" presentation of short horror films. Trophies and honorable mentions are awarded in the following categories: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Documentary, Music Video, SciFi, Horror, Student Film, Best of Show."

IVY FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
Student Activities Office
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
ATTN: Ivy Film Festival
tel: (843) 566-2848
e-mail: director@ivyfilmfestival.com
website: www.ivyfilmfestival.com
contact: Whitaker Lader
deadline: December 31, 2009 (regular)/February 22, 2009 (late)
categories: all
formats: All media must be formatted in NTSC. MiniDV (Preferred); Self-contained Quicktime Movie (.mov) with no proprietary codecs printed on a Data-DVD; Region 0 or 1 DVD; VHS.

fee: $20 (regular)/$45 (late)

competitive
Fest organizers say: "The largest completely student-run festival in the world, partnered with Variety and Creative Coalition, open to submissions from university-level filmmakers and screenwriters all over the globe. We help aspiring student filmmakers and screenwriters attain the recognition their work deserves, while they learn from each other and industry professionals. $1,000 - $2,000 grand prize."

JACKSON HOLE WILDLIFE FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
P.O. Box 3940
Jackson, WY 83001
tel: (307) 733-7016
fax: (307) 733-7376
e-mail: info@jhfestival.org
website: www.jhfestival.org
contact: Lisa Samford/Laura Johnson
deadline: TBA
theme: natural history, conservation/environment, wildlife
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, flf, ind, kid, newtech, shorts
formats: all
fee: $50-$150
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The most prestigious and well-loved festival of the natural history genre takes place in the shadow of the Grand Teton Mountains. Keynotes this year will include EO Wilson, Jane Goodall, Mike Fay and Nick Nichols."

JACKSONVILLE FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2011)
128 E. Forsyth Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
tel: (904) 633-9399
e-mail: kerry@jacksonvillefilmfestival.com
website: www.jacksonvillefilmevents.com
contact: Marlo Zarka
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, flf, gen, hor, kid, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVCam, miniDV print, BetaSP, DigiBeta, 35mm, 16mm
fee: $25-$35
competitive

JAMERICAN FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL
(November 2010)
The fest is held in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Island Girl Productions
9000 Sunset Blvd., Suite 709
West Hollywood, CA 90069
tel: (323) 936-8951
fax: (323) 936-0323
e-mail: jafilmfest@aol.com
website: www.jamericanfilmfest.com
contact: Island Girl Productions
deadline: TBA
categories: shorts, ani, doc, exp, flf + narratives, music vid
formats: 35mm, 16mm, 1/2" video
fee: $30 (shorts, music vid, doc)/$40 (flf)

JEWISH ARTS AND FILM FESTIVAL OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY
(October 2010)
1035 Newfield Avenue
Stamford, CT 06905-0326
tel: (203) 322-7900
e-mail: nschiffman@stamfordjcc.org
website: www.artsandfilmfestival.org
contact: Nancy Shiffman
deadline: June 2010
theme: Jewish or Israeli themed films
categories: doc, flf, shorts
formats: DVD
no fee
non-competitive

JEWISH WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010; fest is biennial)
NCJW New York Section
820 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10017-4504
tel: (212) 687-5030 ext.33
fax: (212) 687-5032
e-mail: plsp@ncjw.org
website: www.ncjwny.org
contact: Annette Landau aland@ncjwny.org
deadline: TBA
theme: focusing on the experiences, aspirations, and accomplishments of Jewish women through the ages and throughout the world
categories: all
formats: 35 mm, VHS, Beta SP
fee: $35
Fest organizers say: "The JWFF is a presentation of films never before exhibited commercially in the New York metropolitan area."

JILTED FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2011)
Brooklyn Tree Productions
172 5th Avenue #105
Brooklyn, NY 11217
tel: (212) 971-2405
e-mail: info@brooklyntree.com
website: www.brooklyntree.com/Jilted.html
contact: Mellini Kantayya
deadline: TBA
theme: comedy shorts that have been rejected by other festivals
categories: shorts
formats: VHS, DVD
fee: varies; please see website
competitive
Fest organizers say: "No Agent - No Producer's Rep - No P.R. Firm - No Problem! If you are the proud owner of a great comedy short that has been passed over by the 'big' festivals, avenge your rejection and submit your film to the second annual Jilted Film Festival of Comedy Shorts. The Festival is a fresh, fun, campy way for up-and-coming filmmakers to make lemonade out of lemons and celebrate the spirit of perseverance. It's an opportunity for audiences to see very funny films they won't have the opportunity to see in other film festivals."

JOHNS HOPKINS FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
JHFF2001
3015 St. Paul Street, Apt. 2
Baltimore, MD 21218
tel: (410) 889-9596
e-mail: jhu@gmail.com
website: www.hopkinsfilmfest.com
contact: Wil Ryan, Director
deadline: TBA
categories: shorts, flf
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Super 8, DV, DVD, VHS
fee: $25 (early)/$35 (late)
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Johns Hopkins Film Festival is a non profit organization that seeks to promote works by budding independent and student filmmakers by displaying their works prominently on the biggest indoor screen in Baltimore, MD."

JUNEBUG 10 MINUTE COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
C/O Sixth Street Theatre
318 6th Street
Racine, WI 53403
tel: (262) 632-6802
e-mail: mailto:festivals@oxf
website: www.overourheadplayers.org
contact: Rich Smith
deadline: TBA
theme: 10-minute comedies only
categories: shorts
formats: DVD
no fee
competitive
comments: This is a comedy "film" competition. Not a funniest home video experience. Send in TWO (2) DVD copies of your film. Ten to 15 finalists will be chosen from our entrants to become part of Over Our Head Players' Junebug Finalist film production. Audience members attending the Finalist production will be given a ballot with their program. After viewing all finalists, they will vote on their choices for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd funniest short film. Cash awards will be given - $100.00 for 3rd place, $200.00 for 2nd place, $300.00 for "Best of the Bug ".

KALAMAZOO ANIMATION FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL
(May 2011)
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
P.O. Box 4070
Kalamazoo, MI 49003-4070
tel: (616) 373-7883
website: www.kafi.kvcc.edu
contact: David Baker, Director
deadline: TBA
theme: animated films
categories: shorts, flf, vid, educ, ani + commercials, PSA, student, showreels, TV, music vid
formats:all
fee: $15 (early)/$25 (late)
competitive and non-competitive

KANSAS CITY FILMMAKERS JUBILEE
(April 6-10, 2011)
4826 W. 77th Terrace
Prairie Village, KS 66208-4321
tel/fax: (913) 649-0244
e-mail: kcjub@kcjubilee.org
website: www.kcjubilee.org
contact: Fred Andrews
deadline: September 15, 2010
categories: doc, ani, dig, exp, shorts
formats: 16mm, 35mm, Mini DV-NTSC, Beta SP-NTSC
fee: $20-$60
competitive
Fest organizers say: "We have added a special entry category of short films inspired by Jazz. The chairs of our jury are producer Julie Corman and Sam Grogg, producer and Dean of University of Miami Film School."

KANSAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2010)
7927 Hallet
Lenexa, KS 66215
tel: (913) 501-3646
e-mail: info@kansasfilm.com
website: www.kansasfilm.com
contact: Dotty Hamilton
deadline: TBA
theme: features and socially conscious documentaries
formats: 35mm, DV-Cam and DVD
fee: $30 (early)/$40 (final)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Festival accepts feature length films in two categories: documentary or narrative. There are awards for audience favorites and a $250 cash prize in each category. The festival is a celebration of independent cinema and features a Think! series of socially conscious documentaries, experimental works, foreign films, and American indies. All films screen in beautifully restored theatres operated by the Fine Arts Theatre Group in the Greater Kansas City area. The Lucid Underground Film Festival of shorts with a punk tenacity also screens during KIFF."

KANSAS SILENT FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2011)
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
1515 SW Tenth Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604
tel: (785) 580-4513
fax: (785) 580-4496
e-mail: jrhodes@tscpl.lib.ks.us
contact: Jim Rhodes
deadline: TBA
theme: this is not a film competition; it is a showing of 15 silent films, all shown to live accompaniment
categories: silent films only
non-competitive

KEOKUK INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2010)
510 North 4th Street, Suite 303
Keokuk, Iowa 52632
tel: (319) 524-1943
fax: (319) 524-5262
e-mail: admin@keokukindependentfilmfestival.com
website: www.keokukindependentfilmfestival.com
contact: Hank and Karen Hustus
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, hor, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD only
fee: $25
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The K.I.F.F. will be held at the Historic Grand Theater located at 26 North 6th Street in Keokuk, Iowa. K.I.F.F. expects to have short films and music videos entered from independent filmmakers in the tri-state area of Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, and from across the country. The categories will be: Native American, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Horror and Drama. Vendors who sell (only movie related items) are encouraged to apply for space in our vendor tent. For more information: please vist our sister web site: www.biggunproductions.com and click on the 'Keokuk Film Festival' tab."

KERN FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
P.O. Bin 1312
2101 Oak Street
Bakersfield, CA 93302
tel: (661) 861-2367 / (800) 500-KERN
fax: (661) 861-2017
e-mail: kerninfo@co.kern.ca.us
website: www.kernfilmfestival.com
contact: Barry Zoeller, Film Commissioner
deadline: TBA
formats: digital
fee: $60
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Kern Film Festival is the perfect opportunity for film buyers and filmmakers alike to gauge audience reaction and the box office potential of movies. Close to Los Angeles for convenience but far enough away for independence, Bakersfield and Kern County have proven to be a popular test market for a variety of products, including films. The festival will again be held at the perfect venue for screening motion pictures, the historic Fox Theater in downtown Bakersfield. With a 45x20-foot screen and a seating capacity of 1,500 viewers, the majestic Fox is a tremendous setting for enjoying movies."

KEY WEST INDIEFEST
(April 2011)
1107 Key Plaza, #136
Key West, FL 33040
e-mail: festival@keywestindiefest.com
website: http://keywestindiefest.com
contact: Michael Carr
deadline: TBA
competitive

KICKING & SCREENING INTERNATIONAL SOCCER FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2011)
tel: (917) 843-7306 / (917) 364-2861
e-mail: info@kickingandscreening.com
website: www.kickingandscreening.com
contact: Rachel Markus / Greg Lalas, Organizers
deadline: TBA
theme: soccer-related films
Fest organizers say: "Kicking & Screening International Soccer Film Festival is a weeklong celebration of soccer-themed films screened at various venues around New York City. The mission of the Kicking & Screening is to bring together soccer fans and cinephiles to celebrate the beauty and passion of soccer as captured and expressed on film."

KIDS FIRST! FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2011/October 15 - January 15, 2010/2011;
this is a traveling festival.)

112 W. San Francisco Street, Suite 305A
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
tel: (505) 989-8076
fax: (505) 986-8477
e-mail: kidsfirst@cqcm.org
website: www.kidsfirst.org/filmfestival
contact: Ranny Levy, Founder and President
deadline: June 15, 2009 (early)/July 15, 2009 (regular)/August 15, 2009 (late)/August 25, 209 (CQCM member late)
theme: children's media
categories: flf, shorts
formats: DVD
fee: $40-$75
Fest organizers say: "the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival is a showcase for children's films, TV shows and DVDs from major studios and independent filmmakers. The festival is a traveling, year-round festival that partners with more than 120 venues nationwide who host more than 10,000 screenings of KIDS FIRST! films to an an audience of more than one million!"

KNOXVILLE FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2010)
23 Big Spring Circle
Cookeville, TN 38501
tel: (931) 544-4433
e-mail: donaldintn@hotmail.com
website: http://knoxfilmfest.com
contact: Donald Farmer
deadline: TBA
categories: doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: $50 (flf)/$25 (shorts)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "There will be three audience-voted prizes: Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, and Best Documentary."

L.A. COMEDY SHORTS
(April 7-10, 2011)
2118 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1140
Santa Monica, CA 90403
tel: (323) 632-7637
e-mail: info@lacomedyshorts.com
website: www.lacomedyshorts.com
contact: Jeannie Roshar
deadline: December 20,, 2010
theme: comedy shorts (30 minutes or less)
categories: shorts
formats: DVD Region 0 or 1
fee: $40-$75
competitive
Fest organizers say: "L.A. Comedy Shorts is dedicated to funny films and the people who make them. The comedy short film festival takes place in Hollywood, CA. Win over $35k in cash and prizes, including a short film production package and an in-person meeting with production execs at Benderspink and Generate."

LA FEMME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
369 S. Doheny Drive #212
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
tel: (310) 441-1645
fax: (310) 475-8213
e-mail: leslie@lafemme.org
website: www.lafemme.org
contact: Leslie LaPage
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: NTSC video, DVD
fee: varies; please see website
competitive
Fest organizers say: "LA Femme Film Festival is a premier festival that focuses on women filmmakers' platforming their commercial films for the world wide audience. It is a Festival for those women who want to have an equal opportunity in commercial entertainment desiring to change, enhance, or become leaders in the industry as a Director, Writer, Producer or Director of Photography."

LA FILM WEEKEND
(November 12-14, 2010)
1050 S. Flower Street, #407
Los Angeles, CA 90015
e-mail: brandon@indiefilmdepot.com
website: www.lafilmweekend.com
contact: Brandon Stevenson
deadline: October 15, 2010
formats: please see website
fee: $10-50
competitive

LA JOLLA FILM FESTIVAL
(October 15, 2010)
6977 Navajo Road, Suite 225
San Diego, CA 92119
e-mail: info@lajollafilmfestival.com
website: http://lajollafilmfestival.com
contact: James Nicholas
deadline: July 15, 2010
formats: DVD, VHS 35mm film
fee: varies; please see website
competitive

LAKE ARROWHEAD FILM FESTIVAL
(see "West Coast Independent International Film Festival")

LAKE COUNTY FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
117 W. Rockland Road
Libertyville, IL 60048
tel: (847) 362-5666
e-mail: nat@dogear.biz
website: www.lakecountyfilmfest.com
contact: Nat Dykeman
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: screening - VHS; exhibition - DVD, VCD, 35mm, DigiBeta
fee: varies; please see website
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Our mission is to find promising talent to expose to a wider audience. This includes not only people who attend the festival, but also the independent-film-loving clientle of our local retail store. As film lovers, we feel it is important for filmmakers to know what their audiences are thinking. That's why when you submit a film to us, you will receive feedback detailing what our viewing panel thought of your film. We are also strongly committed to short films, and hope that about 1/3 of the festival will be shorts."

LAKE HAVASU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
PO Box 2517
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86405
tel: (928) 453-8283
fax: (928) 453-8305
e-mail: info@lakehavasufilmfestival.com
website: http://lakehavasufilmfestival.com
contact: Kim Stratford
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, flf, gen, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD
fee: $25
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Submissions can be made through Withoutabox.com. The Casablanca Award sponsored by Casablanca Studios in Palm Desert, CA, is valued at $10,000. and is awarded to the Best Film of the Festival. Various other cash awards are given."

LAMAR UNIVERSITY/SPINDLETOP FILM FESTIVAL
(January 2011)
LU Box 10011
Beaumont, TX 77710
tel: (409) 880-8490
fax: (409) 880-1873
e-mail: castillojc@hal.lamar.edu
website: www.spinfest.org
categories: Chris Castillo
deadline: TBA
theme: general, but has strong student focus
categories: dig, doc, educ, exp, gen shorts
formats: tape, DVD, film
fee: $15 (students)/$20 (all others)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Seeking independent and student films, shorts, features and video projects for competition. Categories for first-time film makers, intermediate and advanced creators of films, shorts, features and video projects. Enjoy Spinfest!"

LAS VEGAS FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2011)
10300 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 13-149
Las Vegas, NV 89135
(502) 371-8037
e-mail: info@lvfilmfest.com
website: www.lvfilmfest.com
contact: James Mulidore, Festival Director
deadline: rolling deadline<
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: all
Do you charge a fee? $25
competitive

LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN FILM FESTIVAL
(Monthly screenings.)
Latin American and Caribbean Community Center Inc.
3075 Stone Oak Drive
Douglasville, GA 30135
tel: (770) 577-7359
e-mail: jwilliams@lacccenter.org
website: www.lacccenter.org
contact: Janieve Williams
deadline: TBA
theme: Latin American and Caribbean film
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, flf, gen, kid, retro, shorts
formats: VHS, DVD
no fee
non-competitive

LATINO FILM FESTIVAL - SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
(November 2010)
c/o: Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901-2298
tel: (415) 454-4039
fax: (415) 454-4613
e-mail: cinefest@latinofilmfestival.org
website: www.latinofilmfestival.org
contact: Sylvia Perel, Director
deadline: TBA
theme: films made by Latino filmmakers or on subjects of interest for the Latino community
categories: doc, educ, flf, shorts, ani
formats: video, 16mm, 35mm
fee: $25 (early entries)/$35 (late entries)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Competitive for best short, documentary, feature, public award, student award, women in film."

LITTLE ROCK FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2011)
217 W. 2nd Street, Suite 201
Little Rock, AR 72201
tel: (501) 352-5687
e-mail: info@littlerockfilmfestival.org
website: www.littlerockfilmfestival.org
contact: Jack Lofton, Coordinator
deadline: TBA
fees: $10-$35
format: DVD
competitive

LOISAIDA CORTOS FILM FESTIVAL
(August 29, 2010)
Loisaida Cortos
545 West 34th Street #6A
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 560-2395
e-mail: elliediez@loisaidacortos.com
website: www.loisaidacortos.com
contact: Ellie Diez
deadline: TBA
theme: short films (20 minutes or less) by Latin filmmakers
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, gen, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: any; mini-DV prefrred for submissions
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Loisaida Cortos Latino Film Festival is an annual outdoor multi-media event. Submit your short films in English, Spanish, Portuguese or indigenous languages with subtitles, if needed. Films to be screened at La Plaza Cultural Community Garden along with a series of exhibitions such as art, photography and music presented by Latino artists from all over the world. Win a chance to screen your film again at our Loisaida Cortos Barcelona Festival in June 2006!"

LONE STAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2010)
2900 Photo Avenue, Suite B
Fort Worth, TX 76107
tel: (817) 735-1117
fax: (817) 231-0945
e-mail: info@lonestarfilmsociety.com
website: www.lsiff.com
contact: Kim Morgan
deadline: TBA
categories: all
fee: $30
competitive

LONG BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2010)
2005 Palo Verde, Suite 309
Long Beach, CA 90815
tel: (562) 938-9687
fax: (562) 938-9687
e-mail: lbiff@yahoo.com
website: www.longbeachfilmfestival.com
contact: Darrin Plant/Tim Swanson
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, flf, short + screenplays
formats: 16mm, 35mm composite prints
fee: $45 (shorts)/$60 (flf)/$50 (screenplays); 20% discount for students, independent filmmakers
competitive

LONG ISLAND BIG FISH FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
Nassau County Film Office
Eisenhower Park Administration Building
1899 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY 11554-1099
tel: (516) 572-0012
e-mail: debfilm@aol.com
website: http://longislandfilm.com
contact: Debra Markowitz
deadline: TBA
formats: 35mm, DV Cam, Mini DV, and VHS (NTSC)
fee: $15 (shorts)/$30 (flf)
competitive
comments: "The Long Island Film/TV Foundation and the Nassau County Film Office will be hosting the LI Big Fish Film Festival. We are seeking entries that have been shot on Long Island or shot by someone who lives on Long Island. Filmmakers and films could have been in this past summer's Film Expo but not have won an award. Long Island includes Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties. This is a great opportunity for Long Island filmmakers to meet and network."

LONG ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2011)
tel: (631) 831-4834
e-mail: jon@lifilm.com
website: www.lifilm.com
contact: Jonathan Faber
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, doc, exp, ani, shorts
Fest organizers say: "Since its beginning in 1984, The Long Island Film Festival has been a stepping stone for many independent filmmakers from around the world."

LONG ON SHORTS AFRICAN DIASPORA FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2011)
10588 Stone Canyon, Suite 214
Dallas, TX 75230
tel: (214) 691-5400
fax: (214) 691-5400
e-mail: rebdrice@aol.com
website: www.d-studios.net
contact: Rebecca Rice
deadline: TBA
theme: films by or about the African Diaspora
categories: shorts
formats: any shooting format, screening on Beta-SP
fee: $15 (early)/$25 (final)
competitive

LONG ON SHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010; on-line fest on-going)
8575 Stillwater Circle
Dallas, TX 75243
tel: (469) 341-2844
e-mail: rebdrice@aol.com
website: www.indie-tv.net
contact: Rebecca Rice
deadline: on-going
formats: screeners on VHS or DVD
fee: $15; $5 discount if entered via www.Withoutabox.com
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Selected entries will screen at The Deep Ellum Film Festival in Dallas in the fall."

LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
(May 2011)
Visual Communications
120 Judge John Aiso Street (Basement Level)
Los Angeles, CA 90012
tel: (323) 680-4462
fax: (323) 687-4848
e-mail: VIScom@VC.apanet.org
website: www.viscom.apanet.org
contact: Abe Ferrer
deadline: TBA
theme: Asian Pacific directors and/or themes
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, shorts, vid
formats: Super 8, 16mm, 35mm, video fee: $30, free to members of Visual Communications
competitive
Fest organizers say: "We are celebrating our 13th year. The festival is presented by Visual Communications, a National Premiere Asian Pacific American media arts center"

LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL (FORMALLY LAIFF)
(June 16-26, 2011)
IFP/West
8750 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
tel: (323) 951-7090
fax: (323) 937-7770
e-mail: lafilmfest@ifpwest.org
website: www.lafilmfest.com
contact: Rachel Rosen, Programming Director/Rebecca Yeldham, Festival Director
deadline: December 3, 2010 (early)/January 14, 2011 (regular)/February 11, 2011 (shorts, music vid final)/February 24, 2011 (flf, doc final)
categories: gen & exp - flf, shorts, doc + music vid
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Digital Betacam, Beta SP, 3/4"; preview on 1/2" only
fee: $20-$75
competitive

LOS ANGELES GREEK FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
Los Angeles Greek Film Festival
ATTN: Programming
13547 Ventura Blvd., Suite 163
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
tel: (818) 728-0720
submissions@lagreekfilmfestival.org www.lagreekfilmfestival.org contact: Matt Bolish, Director of Programming
deadline: TBA
theme: filmmakers of Greek descent
catagories: flf, doc, shorts
formats: 35mm or DigiBeta (NTSC/PAL)
fee: TBA
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival showcases cinema from Greece and filmmakers of Greek descent worldwide, offering a diverse program of world premieres and culminating with the festival's Orpheus Awards. Location: 6712 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Egyptian Theatre)."

LOS ANGELES JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2011)
5870 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
tel: (323) 938-2531
e-mail: info@lajfilmfest.org
website: http://lajfilmfest.org
contact: Hilary Helstein
deadline: TBA
theme: Jewish Films
categories: dig, doc, edu, flf, gen, hor, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS, 35mm, 16mm
fee: $40-$60
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Annual festival showcases contemporary films from around the world on Jewish themes, building community awareness, appreciation and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people through film."

LA SHORTS FEST
(August 2011)
1610 Argyle Avenue, #113
Hollywood, CA 90028
tel: (323) 461-4400
e-mail: info@lashortsfest.com
website: www.lashortsfest.com
contact: Melody Velasco, Director of Operations
deadline: TBA
theme: shorts, screenplays and commercials under 60 minutes in length
categories: ani, doc, exp + music vid
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Digital Beta, Beta SP, DVD, VHS
fee: $36-$69
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The largest short film festival in the world. Seeks Shorts, Features & Screenplays shorts (under 40 min.) and long shorts (40-60 min.), as well as feature-length works by directors who have previously completed a short film in their career. Winning works are eligible for Academy Award consideration. LA Shorts Fest is one of the few festivals accredited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences."

LOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2011)
7060 Hollywood Blvd., #225
Hollywood, CA 90028
tel: (323) 469-9066
fax: (323) 469-9067
e-mail: anvega@latinofilm.org
website: www.latinofilm.org
deadline: TBA
theme: latino cinema
competitive

LOS ANGELES WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(March 25-31, 2011)
1317 N San Fernando Blvd #340
Burbank, CA 91504
tel: (818) 749-6162
e-mail: dmeans25@yahoo.com
website: www.lawomensfest.com
contact: Diana Means
deadline: October 15, 2010 (final)
theme: women
catagories: ani, doc, edu, flf, shorts
formats: DVD, CD-Rom, Digital, Blu-Ray, Windows Media, Quick Time
fee: varies; please see website
competitive

LOVE UNLIMITED ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL & ART EXHIBITION
(March 2011: Austin, TX/April 2011: Urbana, IL & Los Angeles, CA/May 2011: Portland, OR)
website: www.LoveAndDiversity.org
contact: Love Unlimited Film Festival and Art Exhibition Collective
deadline: February 2011
theme: films, screenplay writing, general writing and art that is directly, indirectly, literally, or symbolically related to love
categories: all
fee: varies, please see website
formats: preview - DVD, Blu-Ray, .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2), .WMV (Windows Media), .FLV (Flash Video), .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved), .CD-ROM, .MOV (QuickTime)
exhibition - DVD (Region 0 or 1) or Blu-Ray
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Love Unlimited is the world's largest film festival and art exhibition devoted to love, film, writing and the arts. It is held in Austin, TX during the SXSW Film Festival, in Urban, IL during the Boneyard Art Festival, in Los Angeles, CA during the Annual Inaugural Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA), and in Portland, OR during the Annual Rose Festival."

LINK
(October 2011)
c/o Multicultural Outreach Media
P.O. 6086
Olympia, WA 98507
tel: (206) 337-1556
e-mail: information@blueskylink.org
website: www.blueskylink.org
deadline: August 20th each year
categories: all
fee: $35
competitive
Fest organizers say: "LINK is a not-for-profit, film festival encouraging and accepting films/videos that are directly, indirectly, literally, or symbolically related to love, imagination, networking and/or kindness. Anybody who submits a DVD or VHS copy of their film will have their film included in our annual, international, film directory, even if it is not shown in the festival. LINK offers over 10 awards to filmmakers each year! Admission is free of charge."

LUNAFEST FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
1610 5th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
tel: (510) 558-7855
e-mail: lunafest@clifbar.com
website: www.lunabar.com/lunafest
contact: Lunafest Organizer
deadline: TBA
theme: women
categories: shorts
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: $20
competitive

LYM ONLINE HORRORSHOW
(October 2011)
LYM Online Horrorshow
PO Box 2715
New York, NY 10008-2715
tel: (212) 809-0948
e-mail: pmccabe@lumberyardmedia.com
website: www.lumberyardmedia.com/fest2007.html
contact: Patrick McCabe
deadline: TBA
theme: horror shorts
categories: hor, shorts
formats: DVD, .avi, .mov
fee: $15
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The LYM Online Horrorshow (formerly the Lumberyard Media Horrorfest) is happy to annouce an open call for entries to its second annual competition. The only online film festival exclusively catering to the short horror film, LYMOH draws entries from across the country, and offers filmmakers a tech-savvy audience with a love of the horror genre. With bigger cash prizes and an improved video platform, this year's festival promises to be better than ever. The requirements for entry are simple. As long as your film is under 25 minutes and falls within the horror genre, it is elible for competition."

MADCAT WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2011 in San Francisco/October 2011 in Berkeley; this is a touring festival)
10 South Portland Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
tel: (415) 436-9523
fax: (415) 934-0642
e-mail: info@madcatfilmfestival.org
website: www.madcatfilmfestival.org
contact: Ariella Ben-Dov, Executive Director
deadline: TBA
theme: women directors only, any theme is accepted
categories: all
formats: 16mm, 35mm, BetaSP, Super8, Mini DV, DVD
fee: $15-$40 sliding scale (pay what you can afford)
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Festival was founded in 1996 to exhibit provocative and visionary works that are original in their use of the medium. MadCat is committed to showcasing women directors who challenge the use of sound and image and explore notions of visual story telling. MadCat sets itself apart from other women's festivals by curating its programs thematically and thus accepting a range of films about many different issues. By providing a dedicated exhibition venue MadCat encourages women and girls to take creative control behind the camera, increasing visibility and opportunity for women in the arts."

MADE IN MIAMI FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
(January 2011)
492 NE 57th St.
Miami, FL 33137
tel: (305) 751-7001, ext.11
fax: (305) 762-6856
e-mail: info@madeinmiami.org
website: www.madeinmiami.org
contact: Karen Vissepo
deadline: TBA
theme: films of general subject that has been produced or post-produced in Miami, Florida
categories: doc, flf, gen, shorts + student, TV, foreign language
formats: Beta, Digi-Beta, 35mm
fee: $45
competitive

MAELSTROM INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
P.O. Box 50205
Bellevue, WA 98105
tel: (206) 633-7151
e-mail: maelstromfestival@gmail.com
website: www.mifff.org
contact: Eric Morgret
deadline: TBA
theme: action, animation, fantasy, horror, & science fiction
catagories: ani, dig, fant, hor, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: see website
fee: varies; please see website
competitive

MAHINDRA INDO-AMERICAN ARTS COUNCIL FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2011)
Indo-American Arts Council Inc.
517 East 87th Street, Suite 1B
New York, NY 10128
tel: (212) 691-4224
e-mail: charlenecaronan@fatdot.net
website: www.miaacfilmfest.org
contact: Charlene Caronan
deadline: TBA
theme: films by or about Indians
categories: flf, doc, shorts
formats: Digibeta, Beta and 35mm
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Festival is New York City's Indian Film Festival. Films may be submitted in either of the following two sections: Diaspora Films: Films made by filmmakers of South Asian origin living outside India; or Projects by non-South Asians with significant South Asian content, cast or crew. Independent Films: Independent/innovative films from the Indian Subcontinent."

MAIN LINE FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
c/o Liberty Bell Films
11 Westgate Circle
Malvern, PA 19355
tel: (215) 485-1817
e-mail: info@mainlinefilmfestival.com
website: www.mainlinefilmfestival.com
contact: Mark Kochanowicz, Founder/Exeutive Director
deadline: TBA
theme: short films under 30 minutes
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD
fee: $20 (early)/$25 (regular)/$30 (late)/$10 (MLFF alumni)
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The mission of the Main Line Film Festival is to celebrate the art of the short film on the Big Screen to an audience that is hungry for unique visions shown through motion pictures. Our festival screening venue will be Clearview's Anthony Wayne Cinema an historic theater constructed in 1928 that is located in the heart of beautiful Wayne, Pennsylvania. The renovated auditorium seats 150 and has recently been updated to include state-of-the-art audio and digital video components to supplement its classic 35mm projection capabilities. Each accepted film will receive two free passes for the filmmaker to view all films at the festival. There will be a $100 audience favaorite award and a $100 jury Award!"

MAINE AVANT GARDE INDEPENDENT CINEMATIC (M.A.G.I.C.) FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
M.A.G.I.C. Fest
P.O. Box 887
Brunswick, Maine 04011-0887
tel: 443-6774, ext. 3
e-mail: sam@magicfest.org
website: www.magicfest.org
contact: Sam Colson
deadline: TBA
theme: Avant Garde or Experimental
categories: all
formats: mini DV, VHS, DVD
fee: $25 ($35.00 for films over 1 hour)
competitive comments: The Maine Avant-Garde Independent Cinematic Film Festival, or M.A.G.I.C. fest, is an event that aims to explore, showcase, and celebrate avant-garde or experimental film. We are looking for moving pictures that can be defined as art- but besides that, pretty much anything goes! In other words, this festival is as experimental as the films we hope to screen. Sound vague? GOOD! It will take place on the weekend closest to Halloween (an abstract fest. for an abstract holiday) in the peak of the Maine foliage season. There are several great venues in the coastal artistic town of Brunswick, Maine...which provides us with a great opportunity to have various categories. But don't let this define your film...if we can't find a category for ya...we'll create one. So send us what you have, and we'll see ya there!"

MAINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2011)
10 Railroad Square
Waterville, ME 04901
tel: (207) 861-8138
fax: (207) 872-5502
e-mail: info@miff.org
website: www.miff.org
contact: Joan Phillips-Sandy, Director
deadline: TBA
categories: all
fee: $40
competitive

M.A.L.I. WOMEN'S FILM & PERFORMANCE ARTS FESTIVAL
(May 2011)
P.O. Box 42188
Attn: Filmmaker
Austin, TX 78704
tel: (512) 693-0794
e-mail: film@malisite.org
website: www.blowinupaspot.com
contact: Helena Nash
deadline: TBA
theme: sustainability
categories: doc, edu, exp, flf, gen, shorts
formats: mini DV, 8mm, DVD, 16mm
fee: $15 (early)/$20 (regular)/$25 (late)
competitive
Festival organizers say: "At the Media Arts & Literacy Institute, we are recognizing the parallels between the film, music and literary industries -- all dominated in such a way that women still continue to strive for positive media acknowledgement. This festival is doing its part in closing the gender divide within the entertainment industry. M.A.L.I. is having an open call for female filmmakers. There are 20 showcase slots available. The categories are: Features, Shorts, Documentaries, New Media/Experimental, World Justice Media, A Young Seed, Women in Music, Lesbian of Color Themed Films. This is a non-profit event supported by the City Of Austin and the Texas Commission of the Arts. All proceeds to benefit the Media Arts & Literacy Institute summer camp for at risk teen girls."

MALIBU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(August 2011)
P.O. Box 2787
Venice, CA 90294-2787
tel: (310) 317-9111
fax: (310) 399-1176
e-mail: info@malibufilmfestival.org
website: www.malibufilmfestival.org
contact: David Katz
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, doc, exp, new tech, shorts
formats: 16mm, 35mm, video
fee: $55 (early)/$65 (regular)/$75 (late)/$100 (final)
competitive and non-competitive

MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
853 Broadway, #1516
New York, NY 10003
tel: (212) 333-4322
e-mail: msfilmfest@aol.com
website: www.msfilmfest.com
contact: Nicholas Mason
deadline: TBA
categories: shorts
formats: Digital Beta, Beta SP
fee: $25 (early)/$35 (regular)/$70 (late)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Held outdoors inside Union Square Park New York City in front of 3000 New Yorkers once a year. The event is free for the public of New York to attend. Also gives away the largest grand prize in the arena of short film festivals. A feature film handed to the winner."

MARCO ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2011)
P.O. Box 2002
601 Elckam Circle B6
Marco Island, FL 34145
tel: (239) 642-3378
fax: (239) 394-1736
e-mail: pat@marcoislandfilmfest.com
website: www.marcoislandfilmfest.com
contact: Pat Berry
deadline: TBA
categories: doc, flf, shorts
formats: VHS, Beta, DVD
fee: varies; please see website
non-competitive

MARFA FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2011)
105 E. Post Oak Drive
Marfa, TX 78943
tel: (432) 729-1948
e-mail: info@marfafilmfestival.org
website: www.marfafilmfestival.org
contact: Robin Lambaria
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: NTSC or PAL; DVD
fee: $45-$65
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "Marfa Film Festival Founder, Robin Lambaria designed the festival as a '…gasp of fresh air… a retreat far away from the chaotic and competitive environments found on the festival circuit.' Keeping true to the belief that cinema is an art not a contest; there are no first place prizes and no winners. Filmmakers and lovers are invited to this remarkable place where one can meet artists and patrons from all disciplines who come to Marfa."

MARGARET MEAD FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
(October)
America Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
tel: (212) 769-5305
fax: (212) 769-5329
e-mail: meadfest@amnh.org
website: www.amnh.org/programs/mead/index.html
contact: Gisela Fosado
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, exp, flf, gen, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: VHS, DVD
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival is the longest-running showcase for international documentaries in the United States, encompassing a broad spectrum of work, from indigenous community media to experimental nonfiction. The Festival is distinguished by its outstanding selection of titles, which tackle diverse and challenging subjects, representing a range of issues and perspectives, and by the forums for discussion with filmmakers and speakers."

MARTHA'S VINEYARD AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
(August 2011)
P.O.Box 1860
Denver, NC 28037
tel: (718) 789-3567
e-mail: mvfilmfestival@yahoo.com
website: www.mvaaff.com
contact: Stephanie/Floyd Rance
deadline: TBA
categories: dig, doc, flf, gen, shorts
formats: DVD, 16mm, VHS, Beta SP
fee: $45 (shorts)/$50 (doc)/$55 (flf)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Please email us at for a film submission form."

MARTHA'S VINEYARD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
PO Box 4423
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
tel: (774) 392-2972
e-mail: rich@mvfilmsociety.com
website: www.mvfilmfest.com
contact: Richard Paradise
deadline: TBA
theme: shorts films (under 15 mins) only
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, shorts
theme: independent films, mostly documentaries
formats: DVD, BetaSp, Digi-Beta, HD
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Jury competition for short films (under 15 mins) only! Feature Film Program is curated."

MARYLAND FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2011)
107 E. Read Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
tel: (410) 752-8083
fax: (410) 752-8273
e-mail: info@mdfilmfest.com
website: www.mdfilmfest.com
contact: Jed Dietz, Founder and Director
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, kid, shorts, doc, flf, gen, hor, retro, sci-fi, dig, exp
formats: 16mm, 35mm, video--Beta, VHS, U-Matic
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The festival programs by invitation only--interested parties should visit the website and follow instructions there on how to inquire. The festival invites a variety of guest speakers to Baltimore, including filmmakers as well as people who work outside the film industry."

MAUI FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
tel: (808) 579-9996/(888) 999-6330
fax: (808) 579-9552
e-mail: mauifilmfestival@mauifilmfestival.com
website: www.mauifilmfestival.com
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, shorts + screenplays
fee: early deadline -- $75 (films 55+ minutes & screenplays)/$50 (films 22-54 minutes)/$35 (films 21 minutes or less)
late deadline -- $100 (films 55+ minutes & screenplays)/$75 (films 22-54 minutes)/$50 (films 21 minutes or less)

THE MCFARLANE PHOENIX COMICON FILM CHALLENGE
(May 2011)
tel: (602) 635-1711, ext 03
e-mail: communications@phoenixcomicon.com
website: www.phoenixcomicon.com
contact: Joe Boudrie Programming@phoenixcomicon.com
deadline: TBA
theme: short films up to 15 minutes long featuring Todd McFarlane Characters
formats: USA DVD
competitive
Fest organizers say: "This unique event will feature independent fan films set in the Todd McFarlane universe with McFarlane created characters. Films will be screened during the Phoenix Comicon at the Phoenix Convention Center."

THE MCGUFFIN FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2011)
2804 Rio Grande #302
Austin, TX 78705
tel: (512) 480-9669
e-mail: mcguffinfestival@gmail.com
website: www.mcguffinfestival.com
contact: T.J. McGraw
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: Mini-DV, DVD, VHS
fee: $10-$15
competitive

MEDIA THAT MATTERS FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
Arts Engine, Inc.
104 West 14th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10011
tel: (646) 230-6368,
fax: (646) 230-6388
e-mail: leah@artsengine.net
website: www.mediathatmattersfest.org/submit
contact: Leah Sapin, Festival Coordinator
deadline: TBA
theme: social issues - 12 minutes max
categories: shorts
formats: DVD (preferred), VHS, CD-R (QuickTime MOV or MPG files). PAL or mini-DV entries will NOT be considered.
fee: $25; $10 (sturdents); free for youth under 18
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Arts Engine's Media That Matters Film Festival is the premiere showcase for short films with big messages. Launching in New York City with the Awards Ceremony, World Premiere and Media in Action Workshop, the festival runs all year long, reaching an audience of millions through web streaming, broadcasts, DVD distribution and screenings around the world. If you want to make an impact with your short film, this is the festival for you!"

MELBOURNE INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER'S FESTIVAL
(November 2011)
1399 South Harbor City Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901
tel: (321) 726-1711
fax: (321) 726-1715
e-mail: TCRonin2@aol.com
website: http://3boysproductions.com
contact: Terry Cronin/Jeff Hall/Pat Martin
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, sci-fi, shorts
formats: VHS NTSC, DVD Region 1 encoded, VCD
no fee
competitive

MEMPHIS BLACK WRITERS' CONFERENCE & SOUTHERN FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
P.O. Box 18472
Memphis, TN 38181
tel: (901) 795-7309
fax: (901) 795-7040
e-mail: lwayne@angelfire.com
website: www.angelfire.com/tn/blackwritersconf
contact: Lawrence Wayne
deadline: TBA
theme: black themed
categories: flf, doc, kid, educ, shorts, sci-fi, gen
formats: 16mm, 35mm, VHS
fee: $25 (award winners exempt)
competitive

MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
website: www.memphisfilmforum.org
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, shorts, doc, exp, ani
fee: $25 (early)/$35 (late)

MENDOCINO FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
P.O. Box 1843
Mendocino, CA 95460
tel: (707) 937-0171
e-mail: info@mendocinofilmfestival.org
website: www.MendocinoFilmFestival.org
contact: Ann Walker
deadline: TBA
theme: films on the arts, films for our future, documentary features
catagories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, kid, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: digital
no fee
competitive

THE METHOD FEST
(April 2011)
880 Appollo Street, Suite 337
El Segundo, CA 90245
tel: (310) 535-9230
fax: (310) 535-9128
e-mail: don@methodfest.com
website: www.methodfest.com
contact: Don Franken
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, gen, shorts
formats: 16mm, 35mm, DigiBeta, Beta SP
fee: $50 (flf)/$40 (shorts)/$25 (student)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Method Fest celebrates breakout acting performances in independent film."

MEXICO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2011)
20058 Ventura Blvd. Suite 123
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
tel: (484) 952-6224
e-mail: info@mexicofilmfestival.com
website: http://mexicofilmfestival.com
contact: Joseph Coury
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: $30-55 USD
competitive

MIAMI GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (MGLFF)
(April 2011)
1521 Alton Road, #147
Miami Beach, FL 33139
tel: (305) 534-9924
fax: (305) 535-2377
e-mail: kareem@mglff.com
website: http://mglff.com
contact: Kareem Tabsch
deadline: TBA
theme: work should be by, for or about the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community
categories: ani, doc, exp, gen, shorts
formats: 35mm, Beta SP NTSC, Digi Beta NTSC
fee: $25 (early)/$35 (late)
competitive

MIAMI INDEPENDENT FILM AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
(July 2011)
Lobo Entertainment
5727 NW 7th Street #320
Miami, FL 33126
tel: (305) 725-6183
e-mail: miamiindie@yahoo.com
website: www.myspace.com/miamiindie
contact: Karim Fernandez
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: $10-$25
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Combining film and music under one roof, the Miami Indedendent Film and Music Festival will rip a page right out of history. With big sponsors, celebrity judges, and the possibility to showcase your film in front of studio scouts or show off your band's talents in front of fans and record labels, the Festival will prove to be an opportunity you can't pass up! Bands, all you need is a 3-song CD, and ten bucks. Invited to attend are scouts from Universal, Disney, Aardaman Studios, Sony, Warner Bros, Paramount, Black Dog, and many more!!!"

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(March 4-13, 2011)
25 NE 2nd Street, #5518
Miami, FL 33132
tel: (305) 237-FILM
fax: (305) 237-7344
e-mail: tatyana@miamifilmfestival.com
website: www.miamifilmfestival.com
contact: Tatyana Chiocchetti
deadline: October 25, 2010
catagories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: HD, 35mm, DigiBeta or BetaSP
fee: $30
competitive

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2011)
Film Festivals International Federation
tel/fax: (734) 538-6155
e-mail: usafestival@isuisse.com
website: www.mamut.com/homepages/United_States/2/9/usafestivals/subdet5.htm
contact: Daniel Miller
deadline: TBA
theme: short films only
formats: all formats
fee: $10
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The jury will award integral realization, actor and actress performances, script, direction, photographs, sound and assembly. The Jury will also grant the Special Prize to the Best Short Film."

MICROCINE FEST
(October 2011)
3700 Beech Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211
tel: (410) 243-5307
e-mail: bfink@bcpl.net
website: www.microcinefest.org
deadline: TBA
theme: showcase for low-budget, worthwhile, underground films
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, hor, retro, sci-fi
formats: 8mm, Super 8, 16mm, 35mm, video (VHS, 3/4", Beta SP, digital), filmstrip/slide
fee: $15 (30 minutes and under)/$25 (over 30 minutes)/special entry fees apply for films under 7 minutes or multiple entries by one filmmaker (see website for details)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "We keep our entry fees, admission prices, and ad rates low to make the festival more affordable to those that it's aimed at. Considering that's how we fund our festival, we are much more like the films that we show; 'big ambition on a little budget'."

MID-VALLEY VIDEO FESTIVAL
(February 2011)
335 Grove Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
tel: (503) 364-1403
fax: (503) 364-1403
e-mail: ross@mvvfest.org
website: www.mvvfest.org
contact: Ross Swartzendruber
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, MiniDV
fee: $20-$30
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Mid-Valley Video Festival ins a nonprofit organized to promote, educate and network filmmakers."

MIDWEST URBAN FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2011)
14133 Rossini Drive
Detroit, MI 48205-1859
tel/fax: (313) 521-4267
e-mail: info@themidwesturbanfilmfestival.com
website: www.themidwesturbanfilmfestival.com
contact: Alex Thomas
deadline: TBA
theme: Urban Films, Hip Hop
categories: ani, doc, flf, gen, hor, kid, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD
no fee
competitive

MILAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(FILM FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DI MILANO)
(October 2011)
2014 N Sycamore Ave
Hollywood, CA 90068
tel: (323) 512-4450
fax: (323) 512-4484
contact: Takayo Horikoshi
e-mail: takayo@nuvexinc.com
website: www.miffmilanofestival.com
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, shorts
Fest organizers say: "Feature films that have been previously screened for the public in Milan/Italy prior to the festival screenings, or have been televised in Italy are not eligible for consideration.

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
1001 Lootens Place, Suite 220
San Rafael, CA 94901
tel: (415) 383-5256
fax: (415) 383-8606
e-mail: info@cafilm.org
website: www.mvff.com
contact: Mark Fishkin, Executive Director
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, kid, new tech, shorts, vid
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Beta SP (must be NTSC); 1/2" VHS (NTSC, PAL, SECAM for preview purposes)
fee: $25 ($10 discount for early entries)
non-competitive

MILWAUKEE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
2266 N. Prospect Avenue, Suite 212
Milwaukee, WI 53202-6306
tel: (414) 225-9740
fax: (414) 225-9759
e-mail: entry@milwaukeefilmfest.org
website: www.milwaukeefilmfest.org
contact: Jonathan Jackson
deadline: TBA
categories: dig, doc, exp, flf, gen, hor, shorts
formats: preview - NTSC VHS, DVD; screening - 35mm, 16mm, NTSC DVD, NTSC Mini DV, NTSC Beta SP
fee: $10-$80
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Searching for work by independent artists of all skill levels. Students, amateurs and professionals are all encouraged to apply. Entries sought in 3 categories: World Cinema Showcase, Midwest Independent Film & Video Competition, and The Underground."

MILWAUKEE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
P.O. Box 1626
Milwaukee, WI 53201
tel: (414) 807-4008
e-mail: msff@dirtyjobfilms.com
website: www.dirtyjobfilms.com/filmfest.asp
contact: Ross Bigley
deadline: TBA
theme: shorts
formats: submission - VHS/DVD; screening - VHS, Mini DV, DVD (not DVD-RW); must be NTSC
fee: $18
competitive

MILWAUKEE UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS: B.L.A.M.
(May 2011)
UWM Film Department
c/o M.U.F Box 2
3203 N. Downer Ave.
Mitchell Hall, B70
Milwaukee, WI 53211
tel: (414) 759-3988
e-mail: uwmblam@hotmail.com
contact: David, Katie, Tim or Jake
deadline: TBA
theme: shorts only
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, gen, hor, ind, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: Super 8, 16mm, Mini DV, VHS
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Milwaukee Underground Film Festival seeks to showcase the brazenly underground filmmaker. We are now calling for submissions which will stimulate, enlighten, edify, and enrich the minds of our audience. B.L.A.M. is a one time event in early May that offers filmmakers the opportunity to showcase and express their cinematic talent to an open-minded audience."

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
2331 University Avenue, S.E.
Suite 130B
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3067
tel: (612) 627-4431
fax: (612) 627-4111
e-mail: bruno@ufilm.org
website: www.ufilm.org
contact: Adam Sekuler
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, flf, doc, shorts, exp
fee: $35 (under 40 min.)/$50 (features)
non-competitive

MOAB FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
59 South Main Street, Suite 214
Moab, UT 84532
tel: (970) 382-9528
e-mail: moabfilmfestival@yahoo.com
website: www.moabfilmfestival.com
contact: Nicholas Brown
deadline: TBA
formats: 35mm, 16mm, 1/2" video, 3/4" video
fee: $30 (35mm)/$25 (16mm and video)/$20 (student)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Though not limited to one theme, the festival is particularly interested in any genre which offers audiences new solutions, ideas and a positive vision or handles difficult material in a unique way. The festival's goal is to offer audiences and filmmakers accessible, affordable, high-quality independent film and video in a down home atmosphere and to help film and video artists achieve their professional goals."

MOJAVE FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
1610 Pesch Blvd.
Mojave, CA 93501
tel: (760) 373-4966
fax: (760) 373-8565
e-mail: russell@mojavefilmfestival.com
website: www.mojavefilmfestival.com
contact: Russell Michael
deadline: August 10, 2010
categories: dig, doc, exp, flf, gen, hor, ind, kid, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: dvd, film can
fee: $40
competitive
Fest organizers say: "This is the first festival to have screeningd in four states that the Mojave desert occupies."

MONDAY NIGHT SHORTS
(Every Monday night at Freight Film Salon.)
47 St. Felix Street, Suite 4F
Brooklyn, NY 11217
tel: (212) 679-0870
fax: (212) 679-0899
e-mail: freightfilmsalon@yahoo.com
website: www.freightnyc.com
contact: Victoria Clark
deadline: none
categories: ani, doc, exp, fant, gen, hor, sci-fi, shorts
formats: VHS, DVD
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "Since November 2002, the Monday Night Shorts screening series has provided local filmmakers a free showcase to share their work, garner audience reaction, network with film lovers, the film curious and colleagues for possible future collaborations. The series promotes a diverse slate of selections from animation to docs to experimental shorts."

MONTCLAIR FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
247 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 206
Montclair, NJ 07042
tel: (973) 509-7300
e-mail: contact@montclairfilmfestival.com
website: http://montclairfilmfestival.com
contact: Rob Moretti
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: any
fee: varies; please see website
competitive

MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(August 2011)
970 Ninth Street
Boulder, CO 80302
voicemail: (303) 545-0202
e-mail: moondanceff@aol.com
website: http://moondancefilmfestival.com
contact: Elizabeth English, Executive Director
deadline: TBA
theme: international film festival promoting and encouraging women filmmakers and women screenwriters, playwrights, short story writers, radio dramatists, TV writers, composers, librettists & young filmmakers 18 or younger
categories: flf, doc, ani, shorts, exp + screenplays, short stories, stageplays, radio plays, TV pilots, MOWs
fee: $25-$75
competitive

MONTANA CINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
718 S. Higgins Avenue
Missoula, MT 59801
tel: (406) 728-9380
e-mail: iwff@wildlifefilms.org
website: www.wildlifefilms.org/festivals/index.html
contact: Janet Rose
entries: TBA
theme: current and contemporary issues
Catagories: ani, dig, doc, edu, flf, gen, kid, newtech, retro, shorts
formats: DVD, HDCAM, DigiBeta, Bluray
fee: $50
competitive

MOUNT SHASTA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
701 Wisner Road
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
tel: (530) 926-4537
e-mail: jrw@nctv.com
website: www.shastafilmfest.com
contact: Jeffrey Winters
deadline: TBA
theme: international
categories: doc, flf
fee: $35 (early)/$40 (late)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Nestled in the foothills of mystic Mount Shasta, a region of spectacular natural beauty, the festival will combine film screenings and special events with recreational outings such as fishing, hiking and backpacking, cycling and scenic tours."

MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2011)
20058 Ventura Blvd, Suite 123
Los Angeles, CA 91364
tel: (215) 623-2418
e-mail: info@mountainfilmfestival.com
website: http://mountainfilmfestival.com
contact: Seth Jones
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVDs (Region 0 or 1), VHS (NTSC) tapes, mini-DV tapes
fee: $20-55
competitive
Fest organizers say: "We accept films of all genres and especially encourage films with an emphasis on mountain culture, action sports, and environmental issues."

MOUNTAINFILM IN TELLURIDE
(May 2011)
P.O. Box 1088
109 E. Colorado Avenue
Telluride, CO 81435
tel: (970) 728-4123
fax: (970) 728-6458
e-mail: info@mountainfilm.org
website: http://mountainfilm.org
contact: Cameron Brooks
deadline: TBA
theme: mountain, adventure and environmental films
categories: flf, doc, shorts, ani
fee: $40
competitive


MOUNT SHASTA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
701 Wisner Road
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
tel: (530) 926-5186
e-mail: jrw@ncrv.com
website: www.shastafilm.com
contact: Jeffrey Winters
deadline: TBA
theme: international
categories: doc, flf
fee: $40 (early)/$45 (final)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "We are firmly committed to bringing to our community beautiful, character-driven and compelling feature length films, and unique documentaries that inform, provoke, entertain and shine a light on fascinating cultures that span the globe. Mount Shasta is known as one of the nation's most spectacular regions for outdoor adventure. Come and join us for an informal gathering of film buffs in our alpine community."

MOVIES ON A BIG SCREEEN
(Weekly and on-going)
1500 Rushden Drive
Sacramento, CA 95864
e-mail: screenings@shiny-object.com
website: www.shiny-object.com/screenings
contact: Robert McKeown
deadline: n/a
categories: all
formats: DVD (others negotiable)
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "We prefer you contact us via email prior to sending a screener. If you do send an unsolicited screener, please make sure to include contact info (name/email/phone), any press kit materials you might have AND a copy of the trailer in DVD format. We are often backlogged, so please be patient."

THE MUSEUM OF TELEVISION & RADIO'S ANNUAL TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
25 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019-6104
tel: (212) 621-6800
e-mail: tvdocfest@mtr.org
website: www.mtr.org/tvdocfest/
contact: Ritty Burchfield, Festival Coordinator
deadline: TBA
theme: general subject matter
formats: entries must be made for television
no fee
non-competitive

MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2011)
Simon Wiesenthal Plaza
9786 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035

tel: (310) 772-2408
e-mail: motiff@museumoftolerance.com
website: www.museumoftolerance.com/motiff
contact: Kristin Ranger
deadline: TBA
theme: Human Rights
catagories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD screeners; Beta, 35mm, HDCam
fee: $37-70
non-competitive

MUSKEGON FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2011)
P.O. Box 325
Muskegon, MI 49443
tel: (231) 722-3012
e-mail: joeedick@pelicanproductions.com
website: www.muskegonfilmfestival.com
contact: Joe Edick, President
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, doc, shorts, ani, exp + college
fee: $15-$40

MYHELAN INDIE FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
Myhelan Cultural Arts Center
P.O. Box 677
Long Valley, NJ 07853
tel: (908) 876-5959
fax: (908) 979-0045
e-mail: myhelan@worldnet.att.net
website: www.myhelan.org/Pages/filmfestentries.html
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, doc, shorts, ani, exp + teen filmmakers
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Beta-SP, VHS
fee: $15 (teen entries)/ $25 (all others)
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The hippest festival in New Jersey."

NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
1633 Broadway, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10019
tel: (212) 708-1278
fax: (212) 654-4784
e-mail: ackfest@aol.com
website: www.nantucketfilmfestival.org
contact: Jill Goode, Executive Director/Mystelle Brabee, Artistic Director
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, flf, doc, shorts + screenplays
formats: 16mm, 35mm, Digi-Beta
fee: $40 (films)/$45 (screenplays)/$25 (shorts)
non-competitive, except for the screenplay competition
Fest organizers say: "Nantucket Film Festival was founded in 1996 to showcase innovative voices in film and the screenwriters that create them. From its inception, NFF has been dedicated to the notion that the screenwriter's contribution is at the core of good filmmaking. Each June, and throughout the year, NFF is dedicated to developing screenwriters and providing opportunities for their talents to flourish."

NAPERVILLE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
1701 Quincy Avenue, Suite 30
Naperville IL, 60540
tel: (630) 729-3182
e-mail: edmond@naperfilm.org
website: www.naperfilm.org
contact: Edmond Coisson
deadline: TBA
categories: doc, flf, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: varies; please see website
competitive
Fest organizers say: "This premiere event will take place in Naperville, Illinois, just 20 minutes west of Chicago, rated the second best town in the USA to live. It was chosen as one of only five other cities to be seen on a virtural tour."

NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
P.O. Box 24330
Nashville, TN 37202-4330
tel: (615) 742-2500
fax: (615) 742-1004
e-mail: info@nashvillefilmfestival.org
website: www.nashvillefilmfestival.org
contact: Mandy McBroom
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, shorts, vid, kid, young filmmaker (highschool or below) + episodic/television pilots
fee: $35-$60
competitive

NATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR TALENTED YOUTH
(April 2011)
1607 Dexter Avenue North, Suite 1C
Seattle, WA 98109
tel: (206) 905-8400
e-mail: daniel@nffty.org
website: www.nffty.org
contact: Jesse Harris, Executive Director
deadline: January 15, 2010
theme: filmmakers 22 years and younger
catagories: ani, doc, exp, fant, flf, kid, shorts, music vid + action sports
formats: full resolution QuickTime file, Mini-dv, Digibeta, Beta SP, DVD
fee: $10-35
competitive
Fest organizers say: "NFFTY occurs each spring in Seattle, Washington and includes 100+ film screenings, filmmaking panels, concerts by youth bands, and opportunities for young filmmakers to network with industry professionals and each other. Young filmmakers from around the world submit feature-length and short films in narrative, documentary, animation, music video, experimental, and international categories."

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, ALL ROADS FILM PROJECT
(September 2011 in Los Angeles/October 2011 in Washington, D.C.)
National Geographic
1145 17th Street, N.W.
Suit M2106
Washington, D.C. 20036-4688
tel: (202) 857-7660
fax: (202) 775-6126
e-mail: allroads@ngs.org
website: www.nationalgeographic.com/allroads
contact: Lisa Burgueno
deadline: TBA
theme: films made by indigneous and under-represented minority-culture filmmakers
categories: ani, doc, exp, fant, flf, kid, sci-fi, shorts
formats: VHS, Beta, DVD
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Seed grants are available as well."

NATIVE AMERICAN FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
(March 2011; the fest is biannual.)
Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of the American Indian
George Gustav Heye Center
Film & Video Center
1 Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 514-3731
fax: (212) 514-3725
e-mail: Svensonm@ic.si.edu
website: www.nativenetworks.si.edu / www.redesindigenas.si.edu (in Spanish)
contact: Michelle Svenson
deadline: TBA
theme: showcases works by Native media makers, community projects and/or works reflecting Native perspectives from North, Central and South America and Hawaii
categories: all
formats: VHS, Beta, 3/4", 16mm, 35mm, CD-Rom
no fee
non-competitive

NATIVE AMERICAS INTERNATIONAL FILM EXPOSITION
(October 2011)
P.O. Box 5034
Santa Fe, NM 87502-5034
tel: (505) 983-5220 x232
fax: (505) 983-7647
deadline: TBA
theme: for native filmmakers from North, Central and South America
fee: $25 (flf)/$15 (shorts)/$10 (video)
competitive

NATIONAL NEIGHBORHOOD DAY SHORT FILM CONTEST
(June 2011)
17 Gordon Avenue
Suite 203
Providence, RI 02905
tel: (401) 454-3183
fax: 401-633-6483
e-mail: zhunton@neighborhoodday.org
website: www.neighborhoodday.org
contact: Zoe Hunton, Program Director
deadline: TBA
theme: What Neighborhood Means to Me
categories: shorts
formats: Mini-DV, DVD, VHS
fee: $25 (adults); no fee for youth
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Our Short Film Contest is for both professional and amateur filmmakers to illustrate, through a film in 5-minutes or less, what a neighborhood that inspires them means to them. The contest has three prize categories: Adult, Youth (under age 18 or enrolled in grades K-12), and a Special Jury Award. Prizes of $2,000 will be awarded in each of the three categories. We have a superstar panel of judges including two-time academy award winner Terry Sanders and Gregg Hale the filmmaker and producer of the Blair Witch Project."

NEO-PANGEA UNDER-GROUND-CYBER-TECH FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
e-mail: info@neo-pangea.com
website: www.neo-pangea.com
contact: Gordon Holmes
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, vid, doc, exp, fant, hor, new tech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: mini DV, VHS, Zip, CD, Jaz, DVD
fee: $25
competitive

NEVADA CITY FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
107 Argall Way
Nevada City, CA 95959
tel/fax: (530) 265-2681
e-mail: jason@themagictheatre.com
website: www.nevadacityfilmfestival.com
contact: Jason Graham
deadline: TBA
theme: General/Independent
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: Submission: DVD or 1/2" VHS / Presentation: 35mm, 16mm, DVD
fee: $25-$65 (depending on length)
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "Please visit our website for entry forms, info, etc."

NEVADA FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
107 Argall Way
7945 West Sahara Avenue, Suite 204
Las Vegas, NV 89117
tel/fax: (702) 463-5104
e-mail: info@nevadafilmfestival.com
website: http://nevadafilmfestival.com
contact: Brandon Parker
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVDs (Region 0 or 1), VHS (NTSC) tapes, or mini-DV tapes
fee: $25-45
competitive

NEWARK BLACK FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
The Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
P.O. Box 540
Newark, NJ 07101-0540
tel: (973) 596-6635
fax: (973) 642-0459
e-mail: NBFF@newarkmuseum.org
website: www.newarkmuseum.org/nbff
contact: Pat Faison
deadline: TBA
theme: African-American films
categories: ani, doc, shorts, flf
no fee
non-competitive

NEW ENGLAND ANIMATION BASH
(August 2011)
e-mail: neab@brattlefilm.org
website: www.brattlefilm.org.neab
contact: Ned Hinkle/Clinton McClung
deadline: TBA
theme: animated films under 30 minutes in length
categories: ani
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: $10
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Brattle Theater in Cambridge and The Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline are now accepting submissions to their second annual NEW ENGLAND ANIMATION BASH. For questions about eligibility requirements please write neab@brattlefilm.org or visit our website at www.brattlefilm.org.neab for all the details and a downloadable entry form."

NEW ENGLAND FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
227 Roxbury Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
tel: (617) 989-0588
fax: (617) 989-0500
e-mail: pmoreno@befva.org
website: www.nefvf.com
contact: Patricia Moreno
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, flf, gen, hor, kid, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: varied depending on length of film
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Boston Educational Film & Video Association’s (BEFVA) New England Film & Video Festival (NEFVF) is one of the leading regional independent film and video festivals in the country. Founded in 1976 NEFVF is the longest running regional film festival.The mission of NEFVF is: to promote & exhibit high quality independent films throughout New England to a diverse audience, to foster & build the regional film community by celebrating independent film & video, to create networking opportunities for independent filmmakers, and to provide national visibility for independent filmmakers."

NEW ENGLAND SHRIEKS HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
PO Box 422
Somerville MA 02143
tel: (617) 869-3690
e-mail: info@newenglandhorrorfest.anewlanguage.org
website: www.newenglandhorrorfest.anewlanguage.org
contact: Christopher Hallock
deadline: TBA
theme: Independent Horror
categories: ani, exp, flf, hor, shorts
formats: DVD, DVD-R
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "Films must have a New England connection, for example, the film was shot in New England, an actor is from the area, or the filmmaker went to school in an area school."

NEW HAMPSHIRE FILM EXPO
(October 2011)
497 Hooksett Road #2
PMB 324
Manchester, NH 03104-2650
tel: (603) 647-NHFX
e-mail: info@nhfilmexpo.com
website: www.nhfilmexpo.com
contact: Dan Hannon
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp. fant, flf, gen, hor, kid, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: Beta SP, DVD, MiniDV, VHS
fee: $10-25 (early)/$20-35 (late)
competitive

NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
Cinema 16
843 Carondelet Street
Upper Suite No. 1
New Orleans, LA 70130
tel: (504) 523-3818
fax: (504) 529-2430
e-mail: neworleansfilmfest@worldnet.att.net
website: www.neworleansfilmfest.com
contact: Carol Gniady/Victoria Klyce
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, flf, doc, shorts, ani, comedy, drama, music vid
fee: $35 (U.S.)/$45 (foreign)/$55 (late entries)
competitive

NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
tel: (504) 525-2767
e-mail: info@nolahumanrights.org
website: www.nolahumanrights.org
contact: Festival Director
deadline: varies; please see website
theme: Human Rights and Social Justice
categories: dig, doc, shorts
formats: 16mm, DVD, Super8, VHS, MiniDV
competitive

NEW ORLEANS LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER FILM FESTIVAL: REEL IDENTITIES
(February 2011)
2114 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
tel: (504) 945-1103
e-mail: vincent@reelidentities.org
website: http://reelidentities.org
contact: Jack Carell, Festival Director/Vincent Macaluso, Competitive Division
deadline: TBA
theme: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-themed films or directors
categories: ani, doc, flf, shorts, educ, exp, fant, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi + narratives
formats: VHS/DVD (preview); VHS/BETA/DVD (exhibition)
fee: $25 (early)/$35 (late)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The festival's focus is independent film and video with LGBT themes, or by LGBT filmmakers. The Festival is accepting shorts as well as feature-length films and videos. Films and videos must have been completed after January 1, 2002."

NEW ORLEANS MEDIA EXPERIENCE
(October 2011)
3630 Eastham Drive
Culver City, CA 90232
tel: (310) 558-7165
e-mail: leslie@nome2004.com
website: www.neworleansmediaexperience.com
contact: Leslie LaPage
deadline: TBA
theme: Convergent Media
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: see website
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The New Orleans Media Experience is a first of its kind 'mediafest' celebrating the convergence of music, film, videogames and advertising."

NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL
(April 28 - May 5, 2011)
4540 Campus Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92663
tel: (949) 253-2880
e-mail: info@newportbeachfilmfest.com
website: www.newportbeachfilmfest.com
contact: Dennis Baker
deadline: October 22, 2010 (early)/November 19, 2010 (Thanksgiving)/December 17, 2010 (regular)/January 24, 2011 (final)
categorires: ani, doc, edu, exp, gen, dig, fant, flf, hor, ani, doc, kid, sci-fi, shorts
formats: all
fee: $30-75
competitive
Fest organizers say, "The Festival will spotlight over 300 films from around the world, including feature length narrative, documentary, short, animated and student films that will compete for a series of Jury, Festival Honors and Audience Awards. In addition to film screenings, the Festival hosts premiere galas, an industry seminar series, and question and answer sessions with filmmakers. The Newport Beach Film Festival was named one of the '25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee' by Movie Maker Magazine."

NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
P.O. Box 146
Newport, RI 02840
tel: (212) 755-2743
fax: (401) 848-9438
e-mail: newportff@aol.com
website: www.newportfilmfestival.com
contact: Christine Schomer, Executive Director
deadline: TBA
categorires: flf, doc, shorts, ani
formats: 35mm, 16mm
fee: $35 (flf)/$25 (shorts)
competitive

NEW YEAR'S PORTLAND FILM FESTIVAL
(December 2011)
Maine Arts
582 Congress Street
Portland, Maine 04101
tel: (207) 772-5724
e-mail: frank@fmstudio.com
website: www.portlandmediaartists.com
contact: Frank McMahon, Media Relations Coordinator
deadline: TBA
theme: open to filmmakers from the state of Maine only
categories: flf, shorts
formats: VHS
competitive

NEW YORK ARAB & SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2011)
16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 967-4318
fax: (212) 967-4326
e-mail: info@alwanforthearts.org
website: www.alwanforthearts.org/filmfestival
contact: Ahmed Issawi
deadline: TBA
categories: doc, exp, fant, flf, retro, shorts
formats: DVD, 35mm, Mini DV, DigiBeta, DV Cam, Beta SP
no fee
non-competitive

NY DISABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
The JCC in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10023
tel: (646) 505-4404
fax: (212) 799-0254
e-mail: film@jccnyc.org
website: www.jccmanhattan.org/disabilities_film_fest_placeholder/index.html
contact: Isaac Zablocki
deadline: TBA
theme: disabilities
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, flf, gen, ind, kid, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: 35 mm, Beta, DVD
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The First annual NY Disabilities Film Festival is dedicated to illuminating the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with disabilities, by bringing together the community to focus on issues related to the lives of people with disabilities. The festival will provide a platform for individuals and the community to learn more about living with disabilities and celebrate the spirit of individuals who use art as a means to help overcome obstacles. The festival will take place simultaneously in multiple centers throughout the five boroughs, Westchester, and Long Island."

THE NEW YORK FESTIVALS
(April 9-15, 2011)
260 West 39th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 643 4800
fax: (212) 643 0170
website: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com
contact: Rose Anderson, Executive Director
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: all
fee: $350 (single)/$650 (series)/$50 (Student)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The New York Festivals® World's Best Television & Films™ recognize the "World's Best Work™" in news, sports, documentary, information and entertainment program as well as in music videos, infomercials, promotion spots, openings and ID's. Now entering its 54th year, the total number of entries continues to grow, now representing over 35 different countries, making the NYF™ Television & Film Awards one of the most well known and widely respected competitions on the globe. In 2010, NYF™ combined both the Television Program Awards and the Film & Video Awards, thus creating one of the world's largest international competitions dedicated to both the TV and film industries. NYF TV & Film Awards Ceremony will be Held in conjuction with the NAB Show in Las VegasNYF TV & Film Awards Ceremony will be Held in conjuction with the NAB Show in Las Vegas."

NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2012)
70 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023-6595
tel: (212) 875-5638
fax: (212) 875-5636
e-mail: sbensman@filmlinc.com
website: www.filmlinc.com
contact: Sara Bensman
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: 16mm, 35mm, VHS (NTSC, PAL), U-Matic
no fee
non-competitive

NEW YORK CITY HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
PO Box 8582
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
e-mail: NYCHorrorfest@aol.com
website: http://NYCHorrorfest.com
contact: Michael Hein
deadline: TBA
theme: horror, sci-fi, thrillers
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, hor, kid, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: 35mm,16mm, Digi-Bata
fee: $40 (flf)/$25 (shorts)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "America's premiere horror film festival. Held each October at the prestigious Tribeca Film Center in lower Manhattan. With special screenings, parties, celebrity guests and each year's prestigious lifetime achievement award, this is the genre festival not to be missed. Good luck to all the filmmakers and see you in October!"

NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
295 Greenwich Street, #426
New York, NY 10007
tel: (212) 349-0330
fax: (212) 966-5923
e-mail: emily@gkids.com
website: www.gkids.com
contact: Sarika Chawla
deadline: TBA
theme: festival is geared toward a younger audience, from tots to late teens
categories: ani, doc, educ, exo, fant, flf, gen, kid, shorts
formats: VHS, NTSC (preferred), PAL, CCAM
fee: $75 (flf)/$50 (shorts)/$25 (student)
competitive

NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
(July 2011 in Las Vegas/September 2011 in Los Angeles/November 2011 in New York/February 2011 in Miami)
163 3rd Avenue, Suite 231
New York, NY 10003
tel: (212) 777-7100
fax: (212) 387-0873
e-mail: farleygwazda@hotmail.com
website: www.nyfilmvideo.com
contact: Farley Gwazda
deadline: first come, first serve
categories: all
formats: all
fee: up to $300
competitive

NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL LATINO FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2011)
P.O. Box 72
New York, NY 10023
tel: (212) 726-2358
fax: (212) 307-7445
e-mail: tanya@annasamuel.com
website: www.NYLATINOFILM.com
deadline: TBA
theme: Latino
categories: flf, doc, dig, shorts
formats: all
no fee
competitive

THE NEW FESTIVAL: THE NEW YORK LESBIAN AND GAY FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
32 Broadway, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 558-6855
fax: (212) 558-6851
e-mail: info@newfestival.org
website: www.newfestival.org
contact: Basil Tsiokos
deadline: TBA
theme: by, about, or of interest to gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender persons
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, gen, new tech, shorts, vid
fee: $15-$25
competitive

NEW YORK MINUTE FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2011)
119 Fifth Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10003
tel: (212) 253-2888
fax: (212) 253-1044
e-mail: nymadmin@newyorkminutefilmfestival.com
website: www.nymff.com
contact: Michael Kleinman
deadline: TBA
theme: All films must be 60 seconds!
categories: ani, exp, gen, shorts + music vid
formats: DVD, Mini DV (with 10 second leader), Quicktime file
fee: $20
competitive

NEW YORK UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
NYUFF
453 W. 16th Street, #6
New York, NY 10011
tel: (212) 675-1137/(212) 592-0900
fax: (212) 675-1152
e-mail: festival@nyuff.com
website: www.nyuff.com
contact: Ed Halter, Director
deadline: TBA
theme: non-mainstream films
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, hor, shorts
fee: $30
competitive
Fest organizers say: "NYC's premiere showcase for films that go beyond mainstream expectations and commercial concerns."

NEXT REEL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
New York University
Tisch School of the Arts
721 Broadway
New York, NY 10003-6807
tel: (212) 998-1766
fax: (212) 995-4063
e-mail: nextreel@nyu.edu
website: www.nyu.edu/info/tisch/ms0181
contact: Director
deadline: TBA
theme: International
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, gen, hor, kid, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: 35 MM, Beta
no fee
competitive
comments: The Next Reel International Film Festival at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts is the oldest international student film festival of its kind in the United States. During the weeklong festival, young filmmakers compete for almost $30,000 in cash prizes and awards."

NEXTFRAME: UFVA'S TOURING FESTIVAL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM + VIDEO
(ongoing)
NextFrame
Department of Film and Media Arts
009 Annenberg Hall
2020 N. 13th Sreet
Philadelphia, PA 19122
tel: (215) 923-3532
fax: (215) 204-6740
e-mail: nextfest@temple.edu
website: www.temple.edu/nextframe
contact: Ian Markiewicz
deadline: TBA
theme: student films
categories: all
formats: preview - DVD, VHS/exhibition - NTSC Betacam SP
fee: $20 (early)/$25 (final)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "NextFrame remains the world's premiere touring showcase of international student film & video, emphasizing independence, creativity, and new approaches to visual media. Each year, the traveling festival visits university campuses, museums, media art centers, and independent theaters throughout the U.S. and around the globe. Check out our website to download an entry form and learn more about our prizes from Kodak, Avid, Final Draft, Focal Press, Michael Wiese Productions, Mole-Richardson, and Lowel."

NEXTOONS: THE NICKTOONS FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
263 West Olive Avenue, #381
Burbank, CA 91502-1805
e-mail: hey@frederator.kz
website: www.nicktoons.com
deadline: TBA
theme: animated shorts, 10 minutes in length or under only
formats: DigiBeta & DV tape (NTSC format), QuickTime (Uncompressed & Mac formatted), DVD (Region 1, Region 0 or All Region)
no fee
cost: ani, shorts
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Nextoons: The Nicktoons Film Festival returns to Nicktoons, Nickelodeon’s digital channel for cartoon hits and independent animation. Nextoons joins forces again with leading independent cartoon producer Frederator Studios and will showcase the diversity of animated filmmaking from across the globe. Nextoons’ sneaks, stand-alone shorts, pre-screenings of individual entries and the complete festival program will air throughout the entire month of October on Nicktoons in addition to the channel’s regular programming. Shorts to air will be chosen by a pre-selection jury. A grand jury will select a $10,000 grand prize winner. The Festival will also include an online component allowing viewers to log on to the Nicktoons website and vote for their favorite films."

NGS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
819 Central Ave.
P.O. Box 6450
Hot Springs, AR 71902-6450
tel: (501) 321-4747
fax: (501) 321-0211
e-mail: hsdff@docufilminst.org
website: www.docufilminst.org
contact: Gretchen Taylor
deadline: TBA
theme: documentaries only
categories: gen
formats: 16mm, 35mm, VHS Beta
fee: $25 (U.S.)/$35 (international)
non-competitive

NIGHT OF 100 FILMS AND VIDEO FESTIVAL @ PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
Disco Volante Productions
3419 Warden Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19129
tel/fax: (215) 438 0820
e-mail: nightof100films@discovolanteproductions.com
website: www.discovolanteproductions.com
contact: Dominic Hilton
deadline: TBA
theme: all films 30 seconds or less (including titles, excluding credits)
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, gen, hor, kid, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: VHS, DVD; screening DVD only
fee: $15
competitive

NIHILIST FILM FESTIVAL
(December 17, 2010)
P.O. Box 36422
Los Angeles, CA 90036
tel: (323) 935-2454
e-mail: nihilist01@aol.com
website: www.nihilists.net/film.html
contact: Elisha Shapiro
deadline: TBA
theme: amusing and disturbing shorts
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, hor, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: VHS, NTSC
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "We're looking for amusing and disturbing films, 30 minutes or shorter. If other festivals recoil in horror, we're looking for you. As the name suggests, anything goes."

NOISE POP FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2011)
e-mail: submit@noisepop.com
website: www.noisepop.com
deadline: TBA
theme: the work must have a connection to music, either in its subject matter, the talent behind or in front of the camera or a prominent soundtrack
categories: flf, doc, short, ani, ecp + music vid, narratives
no fee

NORTH BY NORTHWEST DIGITAL SHORTS FESTIVAL
(NXNW DV)
(September 2011)
1000 E. 40th Street
Austin, TX 78751
tel: (512) 467-7979
fax: (512) 467-0737
e-mail: video@nxnw.com
website: www.nxnw.com
contact: Angela Lee
deadline: TBA
theme: works must be under 15 minutes in length and originate in digital format
categories: ani, gen, doc, exp, retro + music videos
formats: digital
fee: $10
competitive and non-competitive

NORTH TEXAS SHORT SCI-FI FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2011)
PO Box 177075
Irving, TX 75017-7075
tel: (972) 951-1638
e-mail: sci-fi@northtexasfilmfest.com
website: http://northtexasfilmfest.com/sci-fi
contact: Jim DeVault
deadline: TBA
theme: Science Fiction
categories: fant, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD Region 0 or 1 NTSC
fee: $35
competitive

NORTHAMPTON ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2011)
P.O. Box 45095
Seattle, WA 98145-0095
tel: (209) 523-6310
fax: (209) 790-2589
e-mail: peter@frugalgreen.com
website: www.frugalgreen.com/neff.html
contact: Peter Luyckx
deadline: TBA
theme: environmental, nature
categories: doc, flf, shorts
formats: VHS, DVD
fee: $5 US; free if accepted for preview
competitive

NORTHAMPTON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2011)
P.O. Box 179
Northampton, MA 01060
tel: (413) 584-1832
e-mail: info@niff.org
website: www.niff.org
contact: Kate Stefaniak, Managing Director/Director of Programming
deadline: TBA
theme: independent films
categories: ani, dig, doc, gen, exp, fant, flf, kid, shorts
formats: VHS, DVD
fee: $20-$45
competitive
Fest organizers say: "This years festival has been extended to two great weekends. All submissions may be processed through WITHOUTABOX www.withoutabox.com/login/4497 or through our website."

NORTHWEST FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
(November 2011)
Northwest Film Center
Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
tel: (503) 276-4260
fax: (503) 294-0874
e-mail: info@nwfilm.org
website: www.nwfilm.org
contact: Thomas Phillipson
deadline: TBA
theme: for all genres from permanent residents of Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Alaska, and British Columbia, as well as from students attending school in those states
categories: gen
formats: 1/2" VHS, 3/4" NTSC, Super 8, 16mm, 35mm
fee: return shipping only - $15 (U.S.)/$20 (international)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Festival provides a forum where outstanding independent work receives public recognition, critical appraisal and an engaged and enthusiastic regional audience."

NYC HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
158 Arthur Street
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
tel: (210) 666-6729
fax: (201) 678-0271
website: www.NYCHorrorfest.com
contact: Anthony Pepe
deadline: TBA
theme: Horror/Sci-fi/Thriller
categories: fant, hor, sci-fi
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Beta, DV
fee: $40 (flf)/$25 (shorts)
competitive

NYC MIDNIGHT MOVIE MAKING MADNESS
(September 2011)
217 West 18th Street
P.O. Box 1336
New York, NY 10113-1336
tel: (917) 690-5244
fax: (718) 694-8303
e-mail: nycmmm@msn.com
website: www.nycmidnight.com
contact: Charlie Weisman
deadline: TBA
theme: subject & genre are provided; teams make movies DURING the festival in short time constraints
formats: VHS
fee: $75
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Can you make a movie in 24 hours? This is the challenge that NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness has issued to filmmakers around the world. The hippest filmmaking competition in all the land is back in full force with over $34,000 in cash prizes. The competition challenges filmmakers to create two short movies from scratch under extreme time constraints. Finalists from the 1st Round receive $1,000 cash and a chance to compete for the grand prize of $10,000 in NYC by writing, shooting and editing a short movie from scratch in 24 hours. Compete from ANYWHERE."

OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
P.O. Box 10677
Oakland, CA 94610
tel: (510) 451-FILM
e-mail: info@oaklandfilmsociety.org
website: www.oaklandfilmsociety.org
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, exp + music vid, narratives
formats: DVD, VHS NTSC
non-competitive

OCEAN CITY FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
P.O. Box 1839
Absecon, NJ 08201
tel: (609) 646-1640
e-mail: admin@oceancityfilmfestival.com
website: www.oceancityfilmfestival.com
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, flf, doc, short + student
formats: all
fee: $25-$50
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The official selection filmmakers will earn 50% of the gross tickets sales."

OHIO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2011)
1392 West 65th Street
Cleveland, OH 44102
tel: (216) 926-6166
e-mail: OhioIndieFilmFest@yahoo.com
website: www.ohiofilms.com
contact: Bernadette Gillota, Artistic Director
deadline: March 1, 2011 (early)/April 15, 2011 (final)
categories: ani, doc, educ, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, ind, kid, new tech, retro, sci-fi, shorts, vid + screenplays
formats: 16mm, Super 8, Vid (negotiable regarding other formats)
fee: $25 (shorts)/$50 (flf)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "OIFF only accepts film and video submissions *without* theatrical distribution and the Festival is programmed 100% from those submissions. Additionally, every film and video entrant benefits from personal feedback from festival programmers on his or her film."

OJAI - VENTURA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2011)
P.O. Box 1029
Ojai, CA 93024
tel: (805) 640-1947
e-mail: info@ojaifilmfestival.com
website: www.ojaifilmfestival.com
contact: Maureen "Mo" McFadden, Executive Director
deadline: TBA
theme: "Enriching the Human Spirit Through Film"
categories: all
formats: 35mm, Betacam SP, Digital Betacam, DVD; preview on 1/2" VHS (NTSC only)
fee: $35 (35mm)/$25 (all other formats)/$20 (students) + $10 for all late entries
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Set in Southern California's Mediterranean-like Ojai Valley, the Ojai International Film Festival is a small gem of quality, offbeat programming combined with distinctive and unusual seminars. It's a festival that doesn't pretend it can be all things to all people, but takes its credo, enriching the human spirit through film, with high-minded affability. It's a festival where the magic of film and nature meet."

OLYMPIA FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2011)
416 Washington Street SE #208
Olympia, WA 98501
tel: (360) 754-6670
fax: (360) 943-9100
e-mail: offprogrammer@olympiafilmsociety.org
website: www.olympiafilmfestival.org
contact: Ivan Peycheff, Festival Programmer
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, gen, hor, kid, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm, DV, Beta
fee: $20-25
non-competitive, with the exception of the CINE-X program (a showcase of short experimental works)

ONCE A WEEK ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL
(Ongoing)
1528 C. Street, Apt. #1
Lincoln, NE 68516
tel: (402) 525-8493
e-mail: onceaweekfilmfest@gmail.com
website: www.youtube.com/onceaweekfilmfest
contact: Mark Thimijan
deadline: ongoing
theme: short indie films under 15 minutes
catagories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: .mov
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Once a Week online film festival is a weekly showcase of short indie films under 15 minutes. All films showcased come directly from submissions. Every Wednesday at 10pm eastern time, the highest rated film will be shown on the homepage and will remain for an entire week. Each selected film will stay on the channel forever, and as the festival grows, will receive more and more views."

ONE WORLD FILM AND CULTURE FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
P.O. 212
Denali Park, AK 99755
tel: 907-683-2597
fax: 907-683-1358
e-mail: willie@denali.org
website: www.denali.org
contact: Willie Karidis
deadline: TBA
theme: World films focusing education and balance
DVD
no fee
non-competitive

OPEN APPERTURE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
c/o Dr. Craig Fischer
Department of English
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28607
tel: (828) 230-2830
e-mail: shortfilmfest@gmail.com
website: www.appfilmfest.org
contact: Adam Hobbs
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, hor, ind, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS, Mini DV (NTSC format)
fee: $5 (super-shorts)/$7 (early)/$10 (final)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Festival is dedicated to the art of the short film, and the expression of independent filmmakers. In its second year, the Festival will create a venue for both student and professional filmmakers to showcase their work; the festival will also act as a path for filmmakers in the region to connect with one another. In addition, professional filmmaker Les Blank will be in attendance to speak about the industry and his own personal work www.imdb.com/name/nm0087511/ . You do not have to be a film student to participate in the Open APPerture Short Film Festival."

OREGON COAST FILM FESTIVAL FOR YOUTH
(Febuary 2011)
O.C.C.T./O.C.C.C.A. Youth Film Festival
P.O. Box 254
Tillamook, OR 97141
tel: (503) 790-0952
contact: Lawrence Adrian, Artistic Director
deadline: TBA
theme: A Celebration of the Arts
categories: doc, edu, exp, kid, shorts
formats: VHS, Super VHS, Hi-8, 8MM Video
fee: $15
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Send SASE for Application and Guidelines by September 15th, 2003. Festival open to students ages 10-18. Cash awards for top 3 films. Only short films/videos no longer than 10 minutes in length are being requested. Festival is designed to foster and encourage young film makers and artists. Sponsored by the Oregon Coast Children's Theatre & Oregon Coast Children's Center for the Arts."

ORGAN MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2011)
c/o Cissy Lujan-Pincomb
NMSU Creative Media Institute
Office of Distance Education
Las Crucws, NM 88003-8001
tel: 646-2260
e-mail: rgfa@RioGrandeFilm.com
website: www.RioGrandeFilm.com
contact: Cissy Lujan-Pincomb
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, kid, shorts
formats: VHS, DVD
fee: $10 (students)/$25 (adults, screenwriters)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Organ Mountain Film Festival started four years ago at Sierra Middle School TV and Radio Magnet Program, KSTAR Productions under the direction of media teacher, Cissy Lujan-Pincomb. After outgrowing the school, we opened it up to the city at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum and had over one hundred and twenty film entries ranging from elementary school to university level. In November of 2003, the Rio Grande Filmmakers Association took the Organ Mountain Film Festival under their wing and created a setting for professionals in the industry to encourage aspiring filmmakers to pursue their dreams in the film industry."

ORINDA FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
P.O. Box 1366
Orinda, CA 94563
tel: (925) 258-0758
fax: (925) 253-0406
e-mail: randy@orindafilmfestival.org
website: www.orindafilmfestival.org
contact: Randy Holleschau
deadline: TBA
ategories: all
formats: all
fee: $20; students are free
competitive

THE OTHER ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2011)
The JCC in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10023
tel: (646) 505-4404
fax: (212) 799-0254
e-mail: info@otherisrael.org
website: http://otherisrael.org
contact: Ravit Turjeman
deadline: TBA
theme: Israeli - Arab citizens of Israel
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, ind, kid, newtech, shorts
formats: 35 mm, Beta, DVD
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: " Founded in 2007, Other Israel Film Festival uses film to foster social awareness and cultural understanding. The Festival presents dramatic and documentary features and shorts, as well as engaging panels about history, culture, and identity of Arab citizens of Israel . Our mission is to promote awareness and appreciation of the diversity of the state of Israel , provide a dynamic and inclusive forum for exploration of and dialogue about the Arab-Israeli experience, and encourage cinematic expression and creativity dealing with these themes. Our programming is guided by our mission to showcase quality cinema that brings to the big screen the human stories and daily lives of the Arab Citizens of Israel who are rarely seen outside the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Located in NYC, we have a diverse audience of film lovers of all faiths and backgrounds."

THE OTHER VENICE FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
935 Harding Avenue
Venice, CA 90921
tel: (310) 306-6261
fax: (same as phone)
e-mail: gary@veniceOfilmfest.com
website: www.veniceOfilmfest.com
contact: Gary Ellenberg
deadline: TBA
theme: ties to the Venice community in terms of film
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, flf, gen, shorts
formats: all
fee: $19.99 (shorts)/$29.99 (flf)
competitive

OUTER GAY AND LESBIAN SCIFI/FANTASY FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2011)
2300 Village Way Drive
Austin, Texas 78745-2742
tel: (512) 656-2677
e-mail: outerfilmfest@hotmail.com
website: www.outerfilmfest.com (TBA)
contact: Tim Caswell/Casey Klem
deadline: TBA
theme: GLBT SciFi/Fantasy
categories: exp, fant, flf, sci-fi, shorts
formats: Video, DV, DVD
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Festival was born out the desires of many gay and lesbian sci-fi fans to exhibit and promote gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans-gendered films and videos in the genre of Science Fiction and Fantasy. With few Science Fiction/Fantasy Film Festivals out there and none with the focus of the GLBT community, the need for such a festival is wanted. OUTer seek submissions that prominently feature gay, lesbian, bisexual, trasngendered or intrasexual characters and/or story lines."

OUTFEST
(July 2011)
3470 Wilshire Blvd, #1022
Los Angeles, CA 90010
tel: (213) 480-7088
fax: (213) 480-7099
e-mail: outfest@outfest.org
website: www.outfest.org
contact: Steven Zeller
deadline: TBA
theme: gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered filmmaking
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, shorts
formats: all
fee: varies; please see website
competitive
Fest organizers say: "For press inquiries please contact Steven Zeller stevenzeller@gsemg.com, Susan Steeno susansteeno@gsemg.com or Lisa Danna lisadanna@gsemg.com at GS Entertainment Marketing Group (323) 860-0270."

OUTHOUSE FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
Patricia Suchy; Dept. of Communication Studies
Louisiana State University
136 Coates Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
e-mail: outhousefilmfest@yahoo.com
website: www.lsu.edu/student_organizations/cinema
contact: Matt Dolney
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, sci-fi, shorts
formats: VHS-NTSC, DVD
fee: $5 (shorts under 45 mins.)/$15 (flf over 45 mins.)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The annual Outhouse Film and Video Festival is presented by the Cinema Club, a student organization, at Louisiana State University. The festival is organized and managed by LSU students, with the goal of providing a forum for both local filmmakers (students and non-students) and filmmakers from around the world. Awards include the Golden Outhouse (given to the best overall film in the festival) and Silver Outhouses (given to exceptional films that warrant merit of an award each year). Note: In order to submit any material to the festival, you must complete an entry form and mail it in along with your entry www.lsu.edu/student_organizations/cinema/outhouse/entryForm.htm. "

OUTRAGEOUS: SANTA BARBARA LESBIAN & GAY FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2011)
c/o PPF
126 E. Haley Street, Suite #A-11
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 tel: (805) 963-3636
fax: (805) 963-9086
e-mail: submissions@outrageousfilmfestival.org
website: www.outrageousfilmfestival.org
contact: Heather Stevenson
deadline: TBA
theme: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, flf, gen, retro, shorts
formats: ½” VHS (NTSC) videotapes, DVD
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "OUTrageous provides a diverse selection of films and videos that entertain, challenge, and educate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered communities. OUTrageous provides film and video makers with opportunities to screen their work that might not otherwise be seen on the Central Coast of California."

OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
P.O. Box 544
Oxford, MS 38655
tel: (662) 236-6429
fax: (662) 236-6988
e-mail: yac@watervalley.net
website: www.oxfordfilmfest.com
contact: Kris Gilliland
deadline: TBA
theme: writer-directors
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, flf, gem, kid
formats: any
fee: varies; please see website
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The inaugural Oxford Film Festival will be held in the University of Mississippi's new $25-million Gertrude C. Ford's Performing Arts Center. Join us for a weekend of films, blues, cuisine, culture and fun in the South's most charming small town."

OXFORD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
P.O. Box 492
Oxford, OH
tel: (513) 523-4913
e-mail: festivals@oxfordfilms.com
website: www.oxfordfilms.com/oiff
contact: Laura
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, flf, shorts, student
formats: all
fee: $10-$35
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The 1st Annual 2007 Oxford International Film Festival (OIFF) will be held April 5-8, 2007, in Oxford, Ohio. OIFF has already received more than 390 entries from 36 countries including New Zealand, Spain, South Korea, Malaysia, Iran, Turkey, and Singapore. The festival, open to the public, will screen more than 70 independent films from around the world. Over the course of the four days, there will be an opening night premiere gala, filmmaker panels, workshops, a 24-hour film competition and an awards ceremony where thousands of dollars in cash prizes will be awarded to the winning films."

OXNARD INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
P.O. Box 506
Oxnard, California 93032
tel: (805) 385-8326
website: www.oxnardfilmfest.com
contact: Luis Guereca
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: VHS, Mini-DV, DVD, DVCAM, S-VHS, 35mm
fee: $10
competitive

OZARK FOOTHILLS FILMFEST
(April 2011)
195 Peel Road
Locust Grove, AR 72550
tel: (870) 251-1189
e-mail: filmfest@direcway.com
website: www.ozarkfoothillsfilmfest.org
contact: Judy Pest
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, flf, gen, kid, retro, shorts
formats: all
no fee
non-competitive

PACIFIC COAST FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
1155 Camino Del Mar
Suite 104
Del Mar, CA 92014
e-mail: films@bptv.com
website: www.bptv.com/Film/index.html
deadline: TBA
categories: shorts, ani + student films
fee: $25 (early)/$35 (late)

P.A.A.W., INC. INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2011)
205 White Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
tel: (815) 296-3560
e-mail: erika@paawincproductions.tv
website: www.paawincproductions.tv
contact: Erika Chambliss
deadline: TBA
theme: Being Free
categories: doc, edu, exp, fant, gen, hor, ind, kid, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD NTSC, PAL
fee: $15
competitive

PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
289 Via Naranjas, Suite 48
Boca Raton, FL 33432
tel: (561) 362-0003
fax: (561) 362-0035
e-mail: info@pbifilmfest.org
website: www.pbifilmfest.org
contact: Randi Emerman
deadline: TBA
theme: Family-Friendly and Eastern-European Films
categories: doc, flf, shorts
formats: 35mm, Beta, BetaSP, Digibeta
fee: $30-$70
competitive

PALM SPRINGS SHORTFEST
(June 21-27, 2011)
1700 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 3
Palm Springs, CA 92262 tel: (760) 322-2930
fax: (760) 322-4087
e-mail: info@psfilmfest.org
website: www.psfilmfest.org
contact: Executive Director
deadline: February 1, 2011
theme: shorts only
categories: film, vid, ani, student
fee: early - $30 (students)/$40 (non-student)
regular - $40 (students)/$50 (non-student)
final - $50 (students)/$60 (non-students)
competitive

PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(January 6-17, 2011)
1700 E. Tahquitz Canyon #3
Palm Springs, CA 92262
tel: (760) 322-2930
fax: (760) 322-4087
e-mail: info@psfilmfest.org
website: www.psfilmfest.org
contact: Executive Director
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, flf, doc, ani, exp
fee: $75
non-competitive

PALOUSE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
(August 2011)
PO Box 121
Palouse, Washington 99161
tel: (509) 878-1494
e-mail: arman@armanbohn.com
website: www.palouseartscouncil.org/html/film_festival.html
contact: Arman Bohn
deadline: TBA
theme: short films under 10 minutes in length
categories: shorts formats: DVD
fee: $15
competitive
Fest organizers say: "An anything goes short film festival with cash prizes."

PAN AFRICAN FILM & ART FESTIVAL
(February 2011)
P.O. Box 2418
Beverly Hills, CA 90213
tel: (213) 295-1706
fax: (213) 295-1952
e-mail: info@PAFF.com
website: www.PAFF.org
contact: Ayuko Babu
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, ani, exp, flf, doc, shorts, vid, hor, fant, kid, retro, sci-fi
formats: 35mm, 16mm, video: 1/2" or 3/4"
fee: $20-$50
competitive
Film fest organizers say: "The Pan African Film & Art Festival is the largest independent black film festival in the U.S. Films from the U.S., Africa, Canada, Europe, South America, the Caribbean, Central America and the South Pacific are showcased. There is also an art show."

PANGEA DAY
(May 2011)
55 Vandam, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10013
tel: (212) 346-9333
e-mail: info@pangeaday.org
website: www.pangeaday.org
contact: Jehane Noujaim
deadline: TBA
theme: short films
categories: doc, exp, fant, gen, newtech, retro, shorts
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Jehane Noujaim, award-winning documentary filmmaker of Control Room, created Pangea Day after winning the prestigious TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) prize which granted her a wish to change the world - no restrictions. Knowing that people are divided by borders, race, religion, and conflict, but most of all by misunderstanding and mistrust, Jehane decided her wish would use the power of film to bring the world a little closer together, thus sowing the seeds for Pangea Day -- a live 4-hour program of powerful films, visionary speakers, and uplifting music. More importantly, the world will be watching as the program will be broadcast live through the Internet, television, digital cinemas, and mobile phones."

PASTE SHORTS FEST
(October 2011)
PO Box 1606
Decatur, GA 30030
tel: (404) 378-8677
fax: (404) 378-8872
e-mail: tim@pastemagazine.com
website: www.pastefest.com
contact: Tim Porter
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, gen, kid, sci-fi, shorts
formats: VHS, DVD, DV
fee: $35-55
competitive

PAUL ROBESON AWARD (FESPACO)
(February 2011)
POB 1243
Louisville, MS 39339
tel: (662) 285-9798
fax: (662) 285-9798
e-mail: fespacopra@aol.com
website: http://RobesonAward.com
contact: C. Sade Turnipseed
deadline: TBA
theme: African related
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, flf, gen, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: VHS, BETA, DVD, 35mm, 16mm
fee: $25
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The criteria for submitting projects for consideration in the PAUL ROBESON AWARD category are: I - Direct submission, from film festivals in support of Paul Robeson Initiative presenting the "Best of the Best" films & videos, from festivals throughout the Americas, Caribbean and West Indies. II - By invitation: to producers, directors and writers for the remarkable technical and artistic qualities presented in their recent work. III - Independent submissions, if producer or director is of African descent and has won an award, for this or a recent film/video project, at a competitive festival. If your submission has either won an award at a recent film or video festival, and you are either the writer, producer or director on your film/video project, you are invited to complete the submission form available on our website."

PEC INDEPENDENT FILM CHAMPIONSHIP
(Monthly, with the final competition occurring January.)
P.O. Box 76204
Colorado Springs, CO
tel: (719) 641-6090
e-mail: erin@independent-magazine.org
website: www.aivf.org/node/649
contact: Erin Trahan, Editor and Publisher
deadline: the 1st of every month
theme: Moc/Documentary
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, ind, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: varries; see website
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Championship is a year long competition for low-budget film/video productions. Films are submitted throughout the year according to genre. For each month there will be a full-length and short film chosen. These films will represent their genre in the final leg of the competition. The “last chance” category caters to anyone who feels that they have something special that didn’t quite fit in any of the other genres. This covers everything from music videos to experimental film. All finalists are invited to attend, but you do not have to be present to win the competition."

PETA’S ANIMAL RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
501 Front Street
Norfolk, Va 23510
tel: (757) 622-7382
fax: (757) 628-0786
e-mail: elizabetho@peta.org
website: www.peta.org/feat/film/index.html
contact: Elizabeth O'Mara
deadline: TBA
theme: "We want pieces on veganism, vivisection, fur, leather, circuses—anything related to animal rights."
categories: dig, educ, gen
formats: NTSC VHS, mini DV, DVD, CD-ROM
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Animal-friendly filmmakers, if you’d like to use your work to give audiences the “reel” scoop on the fight for animal rights—and win a chance to meet one of today’s hottest indie directors—keep reading! Visit PETATV.com for information and to register your entry. Film and video projects should illustrate PETA’s guiding principle that 'animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment.'"

PFLUGERVILLE PFILM PFESTIVAL
(April 2011)
P.O. BOX 431
PFLUGERVILLE, TX 78691
e-mail: info@Pf3.org
website: www.Pf3.org
contact: Stuart DeLuca
theme: "A Celebration of Lost, Overlooked & Forgotten Films"
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: 35mm only
no fee:
non-competitive

PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
234 Market Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
tel: (215) 733-0608, ext. 249
fax: (215) 733-0637
e-mail: festivals@phillyfests.com
website: www.phillyfests.com
contact: Andrew Preis, Director of Media Relations apreis@phillyfests.com
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, flf, gen, retro, shorts + "Set in Philadelphia" screenwriting competition
fee: $30 (flf)/$15 (shorts)
competitive

PHILADELPHIA FRINGE FESTIVAL
(August 2011)
217 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
tel: (215) 413-9006
fax: (215) 413-9007
e-mail: thnaiman@aol.com
website: www.pafringe.com
contact: Tiffany Naiman
deadline: TBA
theme: experimental films
categories: exp
formats: video, 8mm, 16mm
no fee
non-competitive

PHILADELPHIA INDEPENDENT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
(December 5, 2010)
4212 Chestnut Street
3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
tel: (215) 382-2579
e-mail: contactus@pifva.org
website: http://www.pifva.org
contact: Caroline Savage, Coordinator
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, flf, gen, kid, newtech, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm, BetaSP, MiniDV, DV
fee: $35 (flf)/$20 (shorts, doc, music video, etc.)/ $10 (student)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "PIFVA is a membership organization started by filmmakers whose mission is to strengthen, promote and serve Philadelphia’s independent media community through programs which provide opportunities to learn, mentor, produce and screen work, advocate for the community and network. PIFVA is dedicated to increasing the creative capacity of the Philadelphia region by supporting and expanding the work of regionally based media makers."

PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2011)
234 Market Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
tel: (215) 733-0608, ext. 249
fax: (215) 733-0668
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website: www.phillyfests.com
contact: Andrew R. Preis, Director of Media Relations apreis@tlavideo.com
deadline: TBA
theme: gay and lesbian
categories: all

PHILADELPHIA VIDEO FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
19 Lawrence Avenue
Barrington, NJ 08007
tel: 688-6840
e-mail: mike@phillyvideofest.com
website: www.phillyvideofest.com
contact: Michael P. Conolly
deadline: TBA
theme: only movies originally short on video
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, hor, sci-fi
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: $25
competitive

PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL
(March 31 - April 7, 2011)
1700 North 7th Avenue, Suite 250
Phoenix, AZ 85007
tel: (602) 955-6444
e-mail: submissions@phoenixfilmfestival.com
website: www.phoenixfilmfestival.com
contact: Jason Carney
deadline: December 22, 2010
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD
fee: $10-80
competitive

PINK BUBBLE BATH: THE SEXY FILM FESTIVAL
(December 2010)
This festival will have screenings in Hollywood, New York City, Detroit and Miami.
e-mail: o.perez@pinkbubblebath.com
website: www.pinkbubblebath.com
contact: Oscar Perez
theme: non-gratuitous sexy films, under 30 minutes in length, from around the world
categories: all
deadline: TBA
formats: all
fee: $30
competitive
Fest organizers say: "All screenings are followed by a party for the filmmakers and festival attendees."

PITTSBURGH FILM WORKERS ASSOCIATION FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
P.O. Box 97761
Pittsburgh, PA 15227
tel: (412) 882-5931
e-mail: dinnergirl_2000@yahoo.com
website: www.pghfwa.org
contact: Diana Silvio
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: VHS, DVD
fee: donations are encouraged
competitive

PLANET ANT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
2357 Caniff Avenue
Hamtramck, MI 48212
tel: (313) 365-4948
fax: (313) 365-4956
e-mail: natedufort@gmail.com
website: www.planetant.com
contact: Nate DuFort
deadline: TBA
theme: independent
categories: all
formats: DV, DVD
fee: $10 (shorts)/$25 (flf)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Our third annual festival promises to be our largest ever. This is a festival for independent filmmakers by independent filmmakers!"

PLYMOUTH INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2011)
P.O. Box 1256
Plymouth, MA 02362
tel: (508) 801-2530
fax: (508) 830-1461
e-mail: lisa@plyfilmfest.org
website: www.plyfilmfest.org
contact: Lisa Mattei, Festival Director
deadline: TBA
theme: general submission with special screenings of environmental and diversity films; also series on Irish, Brazilian and films from Plymouth, England
categories: all
formats: all; NTSC VHS or NTSC DVD for screening and digitizing
fee: $12-$40
Fest organizers say: "It's the only festival between Boston and the Cape, in Plymouth, MA. It falls during Independence month, the hight of tourist season. We want to nurture and promote film and the arts in the South Shore and provide a platform for important social and environmental issues that affect us all."

POPPY JASPER FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2011)
P.O. Box 1028
Morgan Hill, CA 95038-1028
tel: (408) 782-8087
e-mail: info@poppyjasperfilmfest.org
website: www.poppyjasperfilmfest.org
contact: Kim Bush Kim.Bush@poppyjasperfilmfest.org
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, fant, gen, hor, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: preview - DVD, VHS; exhibition - DVD
fee: $30/$10 (student)
competitive

PORT CITY ANIMATION FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
5117 Honeydew Lane
Wilmington, NC 28412
tel: (910) 233-0991
e-mail: dhardin@killingtimepictures.com
website: www.killingtimepictures.com/filmfest
contact: David Hardin
deadline: TBA
categories: ani
formats: DV, DVD, 16mm, 35mm
fee: $15
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Port City Animation Festival is a three-day showcase of some of the best animated films from all over the world."

PORT OF HUENEME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
45 West Easy Street
Simi Valley, CA 93065
tel: (805) 579-2500
fax: (805) 583-1932
e-mail: info@phiff.com
website: www.phiff.com
contact: Angela Kamm
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, dig, flf, shorts
formats: 1/2" VHS (NTSC or PAL) or DVD
fee: $60 (U.S.)/$75 (foreign)
competitive

PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2011)
Northwest Film Center
Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
tel: (503) 221-1156
fax: (503) 294-0874
e-mail: info@nwfilm.org
website: www.nwfilm.org
contact: Bill Foster
deadline: TBA
categories: gen
formats: 1/2" VHS, 3/4" NTSC, Super 8, 16mm, 35mm
fee: $25
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Festival provides a forum where outstanding independent work receives public recognition, critical appraisal and an engaged and enthusiastic regional audience."

PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL SHORT SHORT FILM FEST
(The name of this festival has changed, please see "10 or Less Film Festival ")

PORTLAND OREGON WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
Sour Apple Productions
1526 NE Alberta Street, #109
Portland, OR 97211
tel: (503) 267-1126
e-mail: tara@sourappleproductions.com
website: www.powfest.com
contact: Tara L. Johnson-Medinger, Executive Director
deadline: TBA
theme: women filmmakers only
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, shorts
formats: all
fee: $20-$45
competitive
Fest organizers say: "In recent years POW Fest has seen tremendous growth and is now ranked among the well-known film festivals in the Portland film festival circuit. Unlike any other annual film exhibition in Portland, POW Fest focuses solely on the art and cinematic contribution of women filmmakers from around the world. "

P.O.V. (TELEVISION WITH A POINT OF VIEW ON PBS)
(June 2011)
P.O. Box 750
32 Broadway, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 989-8121/(800) 756-3300, ext. 380
fax: (212) 989-8230
e-mail: pov@pbs.org
website: www.pbs.org/pov
contact: Jacqueline Gares, Associate Producer
deadline: TBA
theme: documentaries only
categories: vid, shorts, exp (no docudrama or industrials accepted)
formats: VHS (NTSC only), all original formats accepted (do not send originals)
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "With the support of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, P.O.V. is launching the Diverse Voices Project (DVP), seeking to extend the reach and impact of non-fiction programs produced by emerging minority filmmakers; i.e. who have not had a national PBS producing/directing credit."

PROSPER-UNIVERSITY.COM
(May 2011)
P.O. Box 55182
Lexington, KY 40505
tel: (859) 321-5300
e-mail: producer@prosperproductions.com
website: www.prosperproductions.com/prosper-university.htm
contact: K.M. Lake
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, gen, hor, sci-fi, shorts
formats: Mini DV, MPEG2, DVD (AVI file), Windows Media Player File
no fee
competitive
comments: "Prosper-University has been designed to create an effective environment for students to display their artistic talents to their friends, family, peers and the world. There is no cost for students to display their works and get exposure that just might lead to even greater things as it most certainly has for us. Send in your film/video, then tell everyone you know! There is no cost for viewers to watch any video clip they choose as many times as they'd like. All submissions will automatically be eligible for the Prosper Awards."

PROVIDENCE LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
PLAFF PO BOX 1403
Providence, RI 02901
tel: (401) 454-6591
fax: (401) 454-6598
e-mail: mlewis@risd.edu
website: www.latin-americanfilmfestival.org
contact: Margaret Lewis
deadline: TBA
theme: Latin American film
formats: 35mm, 16mm
no fee
competitive

PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
170 Commercial Street
PMB 161
Provincetown, MA 02657
tel: (508) 487-3456
e-mail: info@ptownfilmfest.org
website: www.ptownfilmfest.org
contact: Gabrielle Hanna
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, shorts
formats: 35mm, DVD, BETA SP, 1/2" formats
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The sixth annual Provincetown International Film Festival will screen more than 50 adventurous, original, independent films. The Festival features sneak previews, intimate gatherings with industry luminaries, parties galore, a Night at the Drive-in, Sing-A-Long Wizard of Oz, Youth and Diversity Film Program, and film workshops. Discounted Festival passes are on sale now."

PURPLE VIOLET FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
c/o Premiere Stages at Kean University
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
tel: (908) 737-4360
e-mail: jwooten@kean.edu
website: www.kean.edu/premierestages
contact: John Wooten
deadline: TBA
formats: Digital DVD, VHS NTSC
fee: $35 (professionals)$25 (students); no fee required for video contest entries
competitive
Fest organizers say: "For a complete overview and application for the Purple Violet Film Festival, please visit our website."

PUTNAM COUNTY FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
(Octber 2011)
93 Wiccopee Road
Putnam Valley, NY 10579
tel/fax: (845) 528-7420
e-mail: Maryann@putnamvalleyarts.com
website: www.putnamvalleyarts.com
contact: Maryann Arrien
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, gen, hor, ind, sci-fi, shorts
formats: MiniDV, DV, DVCAM, Betacam SP, DVD (NTSC ONLY); Preview on VHS (NTSC only)
fee: $25 (short)/$35 (flf)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Festival is open to Film & Video makers worldwide. Awards in various categories including, Narrative Short & Feature, Documentary Short & Long, Experimental, Animation, Industrial Form, Public Service Announcements, News, Music Video, Science Fiction, Horror, others (depends on entries, categories may be reassigned). Two days of screenings in a huge timber-trussed lodge, projected in XGA resolution. Snack bar; hot hors d'ouvres on Saturday at 5pm; Awards Banquet ($20 prepaid) on Sunday. See website for details. Filmmakers are encouraged to bring promotional materials to display. A great place to network with other filmmakers, visual artists & musicians. Art exhibits, live music outside on Sunday, weather permitting."

RAW LIFESTYLE FILM FESTIVAL
(The name of this festival has changed, please see "Green Lifestyle Film Festival.")

REAL TO REEL FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2011)
Cleveland County Arts Council
111 South Washington Street
Shelby, NC 28150
tel: (704) 484-2787
e-mail: seapauly1@hotmail.com
website: www.realtoreelfest.com
contact: Paul Foster/Shearra Miller
deadline: TBA
categories: doc, flf, shorts + student films and music vid
formats: 8mm, Super-8, 16mm, 35mm, video
fee: early - $15 (amateurs)/$35 (professionals)
final - $25 (amateurs)/$50 (professionals)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Our goal is to showcase thought-provoking films and offer a venue where movie lovers who appreciate independent vision can celebrate this unique art form."

RED BANK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
P.O. Box 447
Red Bank, NJ, 07701
tel: (732) 741-8089
e-mail: mleckstein@monmouth.com
website: www.rbiff.org
contact: Michael Lucio Stenbike
deadline: TBA
theme: unconventional, underground, strange, films or videos
categories: all
formats: any
fee: $25 (shorts)/$45 (45 flf)
competitive

RED EARTH AMERICAN INDIAN FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
Red Earth, Inc.
2100 N.E. 52nd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
tel: (405) 427-5228
fax: (405) 427-8079
e-mail: redearth@redearth.org
website: www.redearth.org
contact: Erin Marshall
deadline: TBA
theme: American Indian-related films and videos
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, vid, kid, shorts (Also promotion, informational, broadcast journalism and student or amateur.)
fee: $30
competitive

RED RIVER ROCKOUT FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
1411 Walnut Avenue
Austin, TX 78702
tel/fax: (512) 220-7733
e-mail: BekSabbath@yahoo.com
website: www.rankandrevue.net
contact: Beky Hayes
deadline: TBA
theme: Rock 'n Roll, monsters murder & mayhem!
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, hor, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS
no fee
Red River Rockout festival was created by Rank And Revue Magazine, which supports underground/independent rock music, art and culture - local, regional and beyond. The Rockout Film Festival is focused on music business related stories, rock band stories, horror, sci-fi, monsters, aliens, anything out of this world with groovy, goofy style. Our atmosphere is anti-PC, anti-establishment; you can say or show anything without being censored. Concept/content trumps production value."

RED ROCK FILM FESTIVAL OF ZION CANYON
(October 2011)
PO Box 910271
St. George Ut 84791
tel: (435) 705-5555
e-mail: zion@ophilia.com
website: www.redrockfilmfestival.com
contact: Matt Marxteyn, Director
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: 35mm, DVD, Quicktime HD, miniDV
fee: $5-$50
competitive
comments: "Zion Film Festival is held outside the majestic red mountains of Zion National Park in Springdale, and St. George, Utah. A beautiful location for beautiful directors! A growing favorite among filmmakers the festival offered more feature films in its first year than any other film festival in the area."

RED STICK INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
Louisiana State University
300 Frey CSC
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
tel: (225) 578-5906
fax: (225) 578-5362
e-mail: redstick@lcat.cct.lsu.edu
website: www.redstickfestival.org/
contact: Stacey Simmons
deadline: TBA
categories: ani
formats: DVD, DV (NTSC only), VHS (NTSC only)
no fee
competitive

RED WASP FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
P.O. Box 402
Wellborn, TX 77881 tel: (979) 690-0073
fax: (979) 690-7377
e-mail: buzz@redwaspfilmfestival.com
website: www.redwaspfilmfestival.com
contact: Carol Conlee
deadline: TBA
categories: doc, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: $10
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Awards in 7 categories and Best of Show. This intimate and thought-provoking film festival prefers shorts, but will consider fabulous full-lengths."

REDEMPTIVE FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
FireWorks International
6477 College Park Square, Suite 222
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
tel: (757) 424-1907
fax #: (757) 424-1908
e-mail: Media_eye@msn.com
website: www.redemptivefilms.com
contact: Dr. Christopher Cunningham
deadline: TBA
theme: redemptive films
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, kid, newtech, retro, shorts
formats: DVD, DV, DVCam
fee: $15-$75
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Redemptive Film Festival is a festival aimed at providing a forum for filmmakers (professionals or students), to showcase and be rewarded for their work on themes that depict the redemptive purposes of God. Films can be of any genre and need not be overtly religious, nor draw conclusions. The exception to this rule is the exclusive 'Distinctly Gospel' category. Films which demean religion, include gratuitous violence, nudity or profanity are not suited for this competition. Films do not need to reflect Christian teachings but must adhere to basic Judeo-Christian Values, such as the respect for life, justice and morality. Proceeds from the festival will be donated to helping to rescue and empower the victims of modern day slavery."

REEL AFFIRMATIONS: WASHINGTON DC'S INTERNATIONAL GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
P.O. Box 73587
Washington, DC 20056
tel: (202) 986-1119
fax: (202) 939-0981
e-mail: info@reelaffirmations.org
website: www.reelaffirmations.org
contact: Sarah Kellogg, Director
deadline: TBA
theme: bisexual
categories: ani, doc, exp, fant, flf, retro, sci-fi, shorts, gen, hor
formats: 16mm, 35mm, NTSC 3/4", NTSC Beta, NTSC VHS
fee: $15 (early)/$25 (late)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "We specialize in presenting a select group of works-in-progress for feature films or feature documentaries."

REEL BLACK MEN
(August 2011)
1875 Century Park East
Los Angeles, CA 90034
tel: (310) 284-3170
fax: (310) 284-3169
e-mail: bherc@bherc.org
website: http://bherc.org
contact: Ralph Scott
deadline: TBA
theme: short films by African American men
categories: ani, dig, edu, exp, fant, gen, hor, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: 35 mm, 16mm, Beta SP, Beta, Digital
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say, "This free event will showcase the films of emerging African-American male filmmakers. The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC), a nonprofit, public benefit organization designed to advocate, educate, research, develop, and preserve the history and future of Blacks in film and television. This screening and dialog is an opportunity for emerging African American male filmmakers to showcase their skills, talent and vision through film screenings. Films - from suspense/thrillers to comedies, to dramas - by veteran and emerging black male independent filmmakers will be showcased, followed by a panel discussion about the future of blacks in films and filmmaking in general."

REEL FUNNY FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2011)
2202 Bate Building
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
tel: (252) 328-6701
fax: (252) 328-4899
e-mail: martocciar@ecu.edu
website: www.ecu.edu/humor
contact: Randall Martoccia
deadline: TBA
theme: short comedy
categories: ani, dig, exp, fant, shorts
formats: all
fee: $25
competitive
comments: Entries should be no longer than 30 minutes and should be comical or satirical. The funniest 8 films will be presented at the fest. The top movie will claim 40% of the contest's income from application fees-second place, 20%, and third, 10%. The filmmakers of the films presented will have free entry to the festival's events, which include performances by Kinky Friedman, Jill McCorkle, and Andrei Codrescu/"

REEL LIFE: A DISABILITY FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
7873 Woodingham
West Bloomfield, MI
tel: (313) 295-2414
e-mail: susan@bwcil.org
website: www.bwcil.org/reellife.html
contact: Susan Fitzmaurice
deadline: TBA
theme: Disability (all forms), under 1 hour
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, kid, newtech, shorts
formats: DVD, region 1 preferred; VHS NTSC also
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "Films with captioning, or able to be appreciated without by Deaf or hard of hearing filmgoers given preference."

REEL MUSIC FESTIVAL
(January 7-20, 2011)
Northwest Film Center
Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
tel: (503) 221-1156
fax: (503) 294-0874
e-mail: info@nwfilm.org
website: www.nwfilm.org/festivals/festivals.html
contact: Bill Foster
deadline: TBA
theme: films on, of and about music
categories: flf, shorts, doc
formats: 1/2" VHS, 3/4" NTSC, Super 8, 16mm, 35mm
fee: return shipping only - $15 (U.S.)/$20 (international)
competitive

REEL VENUS FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2011)
P.O. Box 4344
New York, NY 10163
tel: (212) 714-8375
e-mail: info@reelvenus.com
website: www.reelvenus.com
contact: Melissa Fowler
deadline: TBA
theme: current shorts directed and written by a woman, all genres accepted
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, gen, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: NTSC -VHS, DVD, Beta SP, Digi Beta, 16mm, 35mm
fee: $15 (early)/$20 (late)
non-competitive

REHOBOTH BEACH INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2011)
107 Truitt Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
tel: (302) 645-9095
fax: (302) 645-9460
e-mail: info@rehobothfilm.com
website: www.rehobothfilm.com
contact: Joe Bilancio
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: 35mm, Beta, DVD
fee: $25
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival is an award winning festival that has grown to become a mid-Atlantic, cultural destination attraching film enthusiasts from more than sixteen states. The Festival screens more than 100 of the best American and international features, shorts, and documentaries."

RENEGADE FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2011)
10724 Wilshire Blvd. #105
Los Angeles, CA 90024
tel: (310) 474-7872
e-mail: info@renegadefilmfestival.com
website: www.renegadefilmfestival.com
contact: Rachel Ward/Nicole Radell
deadline: TBA
theme: "Short films that defy convention!"
categories: ani, dig, exp, fant, gen, hor, newtch, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: 16mm, 35mm, DV, Beta-SP, VHS, Digi-Beta
fee: $35/$25 (w/ student ID)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Renegade is the only competetive short film festival in Los Angeles that awards cash prizes and industry exposure to innovative filmmakers worldwide."

RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL:
BROOKS PHARMACY PROVIDENCE/RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

(August 2011; always the 2nd week in August)
P.O. Box 162
Newport, Rhode Island 02903
tel: (401) 861-4445
fax: (401) 861-4422
e-mail: flicksart@aol.com
website: www.RIFilmFest.org
contact: George T. Marshall, Executive Director
deadline: TBA
categories: shorts, flf, vid, doc, gen, ani, exp + screenplays
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Betacam SP, DV, S-VHS
fee: $40
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Rhode Island native Bobby Farrelly was so impressed with what he saw in the festival's first year that he agreed to premiere his next film at the second year's festival, a film entitled There's Something About Mary. The rest, of course, is history."

RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
96 Second Street
Newport, RI 02840
tel: (401) 861-4445
fax: (401) 847-7590
e-mail: info@film-festival.org
website: www.RIFilmFest.org
contact: Shawn Drywa/Joshua Gravel
deadline: TBA
theme: Horror and related genres
categories: ani, dig, doc, fant, flf, hor, sci-fi, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm, DVD, Beta, VHS
fee: $40
competitive
Fest organizers say: "New England's oldest and largest film festival dedicated to the spooky and macabre. Noted for its presentation of restored work, including silent films with live accompaniment, the four day Festival is based at the historic Columbus Theatre in Providence. Features include celebrity guest appearances, industry forums, art gallery exhibitions, book signings, lectures, a costume contest, and a candle-lit cemetery tour."

RIVERRUN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
202 West Third Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
tel: (336) 724-1502
fax: (336) 724-1112
e-mail: festival@riverrunfilm.com
website: www.riverrunfilm.com
contact: Butter Birkas, Festival Director
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, flf, gen, shorts
formats: 35 mm, 16mm, VHS, Beta
fee: $20 (early)/$25 (regular)/January 31, 2005 (late)
competitive

ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
Movies on a Shoestring, Inc.
P.O. Box 17746
Rochester, NY 14617
tel: (585) 234-7411
e-mail: president@rochesterfilmfest.org
website: www.rochesterfilmfest.org
contact: Karen VanMeenen, MOAS President
deadline: TBA
theme: films and videos up to 30 minutes in length
categories: shorts only - ani, doc, educ, exp, fant, gen, hor, kid, new tech, retro, sci-fi, vid
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Beta SP(NTSC), vid, DVD
fee: $30 (early)/$40 (late)
competitive

ROCKY MOUNTAIN WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2011)
110 Trout Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
tel: (719) 226-0450
fax: (719) 579-5395
e-mail: linda@rmwfilmfest.org
website: www.rmwfilmfest.org
contact: Linda Broker
deadline: TBA
theme: films which celebrate the drive, spirit and diversity of women through film
categories: shorts, exp, gen, flf, ani, doc
formats: all
fee: $25
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "While the vast majority of our films are made by women, we do consider films made by men if the subject matter is relevent to our theme."

ROGER EBERT'S OVERLOOKED FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
Virginia Theatre
203 W. Park
Champaign, IL 61820-3928
tel: (706) 542-4972
e-mail: nkohn@arches.uga.edu
website: www.ebertfest.com
contact: Nate Kohn, Director
deadline: TBA
Fest organizers say: "All films are selected from among the films that Mr. Ebert sees in the normal course of his reviewing. There is no submission process or mechanism for us to receive or review submissions."

ROME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
248 Broad Street
Rome, Georgia 30161
tel: (706) 295-2787
e-mail: Barry@riff.tv
website: www.riff.tv
contact: Barry Norman, Executive Director
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, kid, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: CD, DV, MiniDV, Digibeta, Beta, DVD
fee: $2.50 - $50
competitive
Fest organizers say: "We are located in the North Georgia Mountains - in between Atlanta, Birmingham, AL and Chattanooga, Tennessee. We embrace the underexposed filmmaker who don't receive the recognition they deserve from Park City, New York, LA, Berlin, Toronto, etc."

ROOFTOP FILMS SUMMER SERIES
(June 2011)
PMB 401
285 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
tel: (718) 417-7362
e-mail: info@rooftopfilms.com
website: www.rooftopfilms.com
contact: Dan Nuxoll, Program Director
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: all
fee: $8 (early)/$12 (regular)/$15 (late)/$20 (extended)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "All of the shows take place in an outdoor theater on a beautiful roof in Brooklyn. Rooftop Films is committed to providing a venue, an audience and a community for the wide array of short films and feature length documentaries that are under-served by conventional commercial distributors, industry-run festivals, art world galleries and retrospectives. We want motion pictures that tell us about where you live and how you live. Rooftop Films also encourages curators to send entire programs of films. If you have a program of films which demonstrates the work being done in your community—be it regionally-based, ethnically-based, aesthetically-based or thematically-based—send it in."

ROPEADOPE VIRTUAL FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011 and ongoing)
RAD Film Festival
417B Boot Road
Downingtown, PA 19335
tel: (610) 299-0684
e-mail: video@ropeadope.com
website: www.ropeadope.com/goodies/vff
contact: Madeline Koch
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, shorts
formats: DVD
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Films must be under 18 minutes in length and must not already be hosted on large public website (youtube, etc). If it is already, just take it down and you can submit it. No paid commercial, theatrical, or TV releases will be accepted. Please send films online through http://yousendit.com."

ROUTE 66 FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
Linda McElroy
207 N. Lincoln
Springfield, IL 62702
website: www.route66filmfestival.net
contact: Linda McElroy
deadline: TBA
theme: films should feature some kind of journey - physical, emotional, or intellectual
categories: all
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: $10 (shorts under 30 minutes)/$20 (flf)
Fest organizers say: "Trophies will be awarded for Judge’s Choice, Best of Fest, and Audience Favorite in the categories of Comedy and Drama/Documentary. The Lincoln Presidential Library Award will be presented to the best film featuring Abraham Lincoln or a historical theme (fact or fiction, comic or serious). The committee reserves the right not to present awards in all categories and to add categories for films that merit special recognition."

ROXBURY FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2011)
ACT Roxbury/RFF
184 Dudley Street, Suite 100
Roxbury, MA 02119
(617) 541-3900, ext. 2-321
fax: (617) 541-4900
e-mail: csilva@madison-park.org
website: www.roxburyfilmfestival.org
contact: Candelaria N. Silva, Director
deadline: TBA
theme: films by and/or about people of color
categories: ani, dig, doc, educ, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, kid, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: 16mm, 35mm, BetaSP, Digi-Beta, 1/2" vid
fee: varies; please see website
competitive

ROYAL FLUSH FESTIVAL
(Ocotober 2011)
P.O. Box 2623
New York, NY 10009
e-mail: jim@royalflushfestival.com
website: www.royalflushfestival.com
tel: (516) 316 1869
contact: Jim Muscarella
deadline: TBA
theme: subversive, avant-garde, under-exposed and truly independent filmmakers that are out there and destined to be acknowledged
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, flf, gen, hor, newtech, shorts
formats: DVD
fee: $45-$50
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Initially founded in 2005 as the E. Vil City Film Fest in NYC's East Village, this opportunity to enjoy movies and booze with like-minded people is expanding dramatically in its fifth year with a new partner, Royal Flush Magazine, a nationally-distributed killer rag that celebrates underground music, art, video games, pop-culture and indie movies. The Royal Flush Festival will work extensively to bring you the best in art, film and music and will offer attendees better bang for their buck, while giving our filmmakers greater exposure."

RURAL ROOTS FILM FESTIVAL
(May 27-29, 2011)
PO Box 806
Twisp, WA 98856 tel: (509) 846-5842
e-mail: carol@ruralrootsfilmfestival.org
website: www.ruralrootsfilmfestival.org
contact: Carol
deadline: TBA
theme: rural life and rural living
formats: DVD
fee: $30
competitive
Fest organizers say: "TRRFF is a uniquely homegrown festival. Grassroots in nature but not in style, TRRFF promots films whose issues, themes, and settings reflect the concerns of people living in rural areas. TRRFF is committed to the enrichment of our local community and rural communities worldwide."

RURAL ROUTE FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2011)
Box 3900 Grand Central Station
tel: (212) 389-4367
e-mail: filmfest@ruralroutefilms.com
website: www.ruralroutefilms.com
contact: Alan Webber, Director
deadline: TBA
theme: rural people and places
categories: gen
formats: all film and video
fee: $15/$35
non-competitive

RUSSIAN NIGHTS
(April 2011)
207 E. Fairview Ave., #4
Glendale, CA 91207
tel: (818) 919-1006
fax: (818) 662-0551
e-mail: RNFestival@aol.com
website: www.russiannightsfest.com
contact: Barbara Waddle
deadline: none
theme: Russian Film
categories: flf
formats: 35mm
no fee
non-competitive
Festival organizers say: "Russian Nights promotes the awareness of Russian film to the international community and fosters an appreciation of the great contribution made by Russian cinema."

SACRAMENTO FESTIVAL OF CINEMA
(October 2011)
4623 T. Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
tel: (916) 456-8600 ext.177
fax: (916) 451-9601
e-mail: martinanaya@hotmail.com
website: www.sacramento.org/film
contact: Marin Anaya
deadline: TBA
theme: diversity of community
categories: dig, ani, flf
formats: mini-DV, 16mm, 35mm, 3/4" VHS
fee: $25
competitive and non-competitive

SACRAMENTO FILM AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
(August 2011)
10374 Ambassador Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
tel: (916) 600-7029
e-mail: questions@sactofilmfest.com
website: www.sacfilm.com
contact: Nathan Schemel
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: DVD, ½" VHS (NTSC), PAL (B/G, I, D/K), SECAM (B/G, I, D/K), PAL-M, PAL-N, NTSC4.43, MESECAM transfers
fee: $25 (shorts)/$35 (flf)
competitive

SACRAMENTO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
P.O. Box 580908
Elk Grove, CA 95758
tel: (916) 869-8954
e-mail: admin@sachorrorfilmfest.com
website: www.sachorrorfilmfest.com
contact: Tim
deadline: TBA
theme: Horror and Sci-Fi
categories: ani, doc, flf, hor, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS, Beta
fee: varies; please see website
competitive
Fest organizers say: Cheers! We accept independent film from all over the world and offer cash prizes and awards for best original short and feature films. Three days full of independent horror and sci-fi along with special celebrity guests and a zombie caberet!"

SAGUARO FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2011)
P.O. Box 9147
Scottsdale, AZ 85252
Held at AMC Arizona Center Theatres
tel: (602) 970-8711
fax: (602) 470-1147
e-mail: filmz@primenet.com
website: www.extracheese.com/afs/
contact: Durrie Parks
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, flf, doc, shorts, ani, educ, exp, fant, vid, hor, ind + screen writing and music competitions
fee: $25 (vid)/$35 (flf)
competitive

ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2011)
394 A N. Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108-1247
tel: (314) 454-0042, ext.12
fax: (314) 454-0540
e-mail: mailroom@cinemastlouis.org
website: www.cinemastlouis.org
contact: Chris Clark, Managing & Artistic Director, chris@cinemastlouis.org
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, flf, gen, kid, shorts, retro, new tech, dig
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Beta SP, DigiBeta
fee: $25-$50
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Special sidebars include: Documentary, Interfaith Ecumenical, Focus on Asian Cinema, International Fleur de Lis competition, the New Filmmakers Forum (a Call for Entries geared to first or second-time directors), and juried short subject awards in five categories. There will be 10 overall festival awards, both choice and juried."


SALEM FILM FESTIVAL

(April 2011)
Salem Film Festival
c/o The Historic Elsinore Theatre
170 High Street SE
Salem, OR 97301
website: www.salemfilmfestival.com
Jeff Hart, Coordinator jeff@salemfilmfestival.com
tel: (503) 999-8867
Loretta Miles, Coordinator & Lead Programmer loretta@salemfilmfestival.com
tel: (503) 375-3574
deadline: TBA
no fee
categories: flf, shorts
formats: 35mm, dig
Fest organizers say: "The 2010 SALEM FILM FESTIVAL will take its cue from last year’s remarkable line-up of films and filmmakers to dazzle yet again with a three-day supply of the fresh, the fantastic and the first-rate. With invigorated verve, we are enthusiastically scheming and plotting another whirlwind weekend of energy and emotion, of vitality and passion, of diversity and diversion, all to be splashed across the screen before your very eyes. When the lights have dimmed, prepare to be spirited away by the magic of the movies."

SALEM INDEPENDENT HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
83 Essex Street #2
Salem, MA 01970
e-mail: salemfilm@yahoo.com
website: www.salemfilm.com
contact: Scott
deadline: TBA
theme: Short and Feature-length Horror Films
categories: ani, dig, exp, fant, flf, hor, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: $25 (shorts)/ $35 (flf)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Salem Independent Horror Film Festival showcases the talents of independent filmmakers using the horror genre in short and feature-length films. What better backdrop for a horror film festival than the beautiful and haunting city of Salem, MA."

SALENTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2011 in Tricase, Lecce, Italy)
C/O LAIFA
P.O. Box 93914
Los Angeles, CA. 90093
tel: (818) 955-1888
fax: (818) 248-1647
e-mail: info@salentofilmfestival.com
website: www.salentofilmfestival.com
contact: Luigi Campanile
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, exp, fant, flf, kid, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: 35 mm, 16mm, Beta SP
fee: $50 (flf)/$40 (doc)/$30 (shorts)
competitive

SAN ANTONIO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
8065 Callaghan Rd., #611 PMB
San Antonio, TX 78230
tel: (210) 977-9004
e-mail: info@safilm.com
website: www.safilm.com
contact: Adam Rocha
deadline: TBA
categories: vid, flf, short, exp, doc, ani
formats: DVD, VHS (NTSC)
fee: $25 (regular)/$35 (late)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "All entries receive a festival t-shirt. The grand prize winner receives a low-rider bicycle or $200 cash."

SAN DIEGO ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
SDAFF
4395 70th Street, Suite 22
La Mesa, CA 91941
tel: (858) 616-8525
fax: (619) 527-0369
e-mail: info@sdaff.org
website: www.sdaff.org
deadline: TBA
theme: any film directed, written by, produced by or acted by Asians or any film regarding Asian issues
categories: shorts, flf, docs, ani, exp, doc
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Beta SP
fee: $10 (early deadline)/$15 (after June 1); SASE for tape return
competitive

SAN DIEGO FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
7974 Mission Bonita Drive
San Diego, CA 92120
tel: (619) 582-2368
fax: (619) 286-8324
e-mail: info@sdff.org
website: www.sdff.org
contact: Robin Laatz, Executive Director
deadline: TBA
theme: celebrating the actor and the craft of acting
categories: flf, shorts, doc
formats: 35mm, 16mm, vid
fee: early - $25 (shorts)/$35 (flf, doc); final - $40 (shorts)/$50 (flf, doc)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Held in the Gaslamp Quarter - San Diego's premier entertainment district - the SDFF is a competitive five-day fest that offers attendees a 360 festival experience. Whether it's a relaxing day of film and a night of parties, or catching a workshop and hitting a conference to learn from the pros, no single day is like another at SDFF. San Diego Film Festival has earned more than 12 awards, including Best Beach Fest, Best Party Fest, Best Regional Film Fest and a coveted spot as one of the country's Top 10 Film Festival Vacations."

SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
9500 Gilman Drive #0078
La Jolla, CA 92093-0078
tel: (859) 822-3199
fax: (858) 534-7665
e-mail: athomas@ucsd.edu
website: http://ueo.ucsd.edu
contact: Amy Thomas
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, flf, shorts
formats: VHS NTCS or PAL
fee: $15-$35
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Previous winners for our Festival Award for Best Film include Zacharias Kunuk's Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner) -- a film we were proud to present and which represents the kind of film we're delighted to bring to San Diego: work made with a passion for the genre and subject, well-crafted, and embodying a palpable personal vision."

SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
c/o Media Arts Center San Diego
921 25th Street
San Diego, CA 92102
tel: (619) 230-1938
fax: (619) 230-1937
e-mail: sdlff@sdlatinofilm.com
website: www.sdLatinoFilm.com
contact: Ethan Van Thillo, Director
deadline: TBA
fee: $15 (shorts)/$25 (flf) + $25 for late entries

SAN FRANCISCO BLACK FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
P.O. Box 15490
San Francisco, CA 94115-0490
tel: (415) 771-9271
fax: (415) 346-9046
e-mail: avem@sbcglobal.net
website: www.sfbff.org
contact: Ave Montague
deadline: TBA
theme: black films
categories: ani, doc, edu, exp, flf, gen, kid, shorts
formats: DVD, Beta; VSH for judging
fee: $35-$45
competitive

SAN FRANCISCO FROZEN FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2011)
588 Sutter St, #103
San Francisco, CA 94102
tel: (415) 931-2599
e-mail: frozenfilmfestival@gmail.com
website: www.frozenfilmfestival.com
contact: Isaac Schild or Gabriel Bellman
deadline: TBA
catagories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: VHS or DVD
fee: $30-65
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Our mission is clear: San Francisco's Film Community, although they may mingle in L.A., New York, and Overseas, is based in San Francisco. To achieve this, we are focusing on elements native to San Francisco: the amazing animation community, and the avante-artist. With the decline in price of equipment, anybody can make a film - but we still believe that until a film gets seen on the big screen, it hasn't been born yet. Our intention is to give birth to Bay Area Film babies, and have little Bay Area Film Babies and Non-Bay Area Film Babies mixing with that famous diversity and geo-politick that San Francisco embodies more than any other city in the world."

SAN FRANCISCO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2011)
530 Divisadero Street, #183
San Francisco, CA 94117
tel: (415) 820-3907
e-mail: info@sfindie.com
website: www.sfindie.com
contact: Jeff Ross
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, flf, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Video Beta SP, DVD, 1/2”, VHS, DVD
fee: $25-$35
non-competitive

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
NAATA/SFIAAFF
145 9th Street
Suite 350
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: (415) 863-0814 x109
fax: (415) 863-7428
e-mail: festival@naatanet.org
website: www.naatanet.org/festival
contact: Chi-hui Yang, Exhibition/Festival Director
deadline: TBA
theme: the best in Asian-American and Asian cinema
categories: ani, doc, flf, shorts, retro, exp
formats: 35mm, 16mm, BetaSP
fee: $25 (early)/$35 (late); $5 discount for submissions through http://withoutabox.com
non-competitive

SAN JOAQUIN FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
P.O. Box 690341
Stockton, CA 95269-0341
tel: (209) 298-0827
e-mail: director@stocktoncrossing.org
website: www.stocktoncrossing.org
contact: Sophoan Sorn
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, flf, gen, newtech, retro, shorts
formats: see website for details
fee: varies; please see website
competitive

SF SHORTS: THE SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF SHORTS
(August 2011)
5851 Roberts Avenue
Oakland, CA 94605
tel: (510) 553-0353
e-mail: info@sfshorts.org
website: www.sfshorts.org
contact: Michael Coyne
deadline: TBA
theme: all short films under 30 minutes
categories: shorts
formats: all
fee: $30 (student), $40 (standard), $50 (late)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "SF Shorts is accepting all genres of short films, including: dramatic, experimental, art, narrative, scientific and documentary. The festival will premiere at the historic Victoria Theatre, the Roxie Film Center, the California College of the Arts, and the outdoor stage of the Ace Auto Demolition Yard. A premiere festival that gives exposure to global genre-pushing filmmakers who are not afraid of content that is challenging: visually, narratively, socially or intellectually. Our mission is to present an exciting mixture of programming from which our audience will be surprised, educated, inspired and enriched. A variety of cash prizes and distinctions will be awarded, including: Best of Fest; Grand Jury Prize; Audience Award and Jury Recognition."

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
San Francisco Film Society
39 Mesa Street, Suite 110
The Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94129
tel: (415) 561-5000/(415) 931-FILM
fax: (415) 561-5099
contact: Brian Gordon (for Golden Gate Awards entries) Doug Jones(for narrative flf)
tel: Brian Gordon: (415) 561-5014/Doug Jones: (415) 561-5026
e-mail: Brian Gordon - ggawards@sfiff.org/ Doug Jones - djones@sfiff.com
website: www.sfiff.org
deadline: TBA
categories: Golden Gate Awards - doc, shorts, ani, exp, T.V. (competitive)/ narrative flf, only for films over 60 min., made in the last 2 years & premiering in Northern California (non-competitive)
fee: $50-$250
competitive and non-competitive

SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2011)
346 9th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: (415) 621-0556
fax: (415) 621-0568
e-mail: jewishfilm@sfjff.org
website: www.sfjff.org
contact: Janis Plotkin, Executive Director/Samuel Ball, Associate Director/Peter Jacobson, Operations Manager/Web Producer
theme: independent Jewish film and video
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, educ, exp, fant, flf, gen, kid, retro, sci-fi, shorts, vid
fee: $15
non-competitive

SAN FRANCISCO OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL
(January 2011)
PO Box 475668
San Francisco, CA 94147
tel: (415) 561-6251
e-mail: entries@oceanfilmfest.org
website: www.oceanfilmfest.org
contact: Joe Ilick
deadline: TBA
theme: the ocean
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: Mini DV, Digital Betacam, Betacam SP NTSC; preview on NTSC VHS, DVD
fee: $25
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "SFOFF presents ocean-themed films that enhance the audience's understanding and appreciation of the ocean planet on which we live. The variety of programming highlights the interconnectedness of the world's oceans and peoples. Festival seeks films of all lengths relating to ocean sports, natural sciences, exploration and voyages, coastal and island culture, and history. No restrictions on production or copyright dates. All works must be in English or have English subtitles."

SAN FRANCISCO SILENT FILM FESTIVAL
(July 14-17, 2011)
833 Market Street, Suite 812
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: (415) 777-4908
fax: (415) 777-4904
e-mail: website@silentfilm.org
website: www.silentfilm.org
contact: Stephen Salmons, Artistic Director
deadline: they do not accept submissions
theme: films made in the silent era
categories: retro
no fee
non-competitive

SAN FRANCISCO WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2012)
4425-C Treat Blvd #245
Concord, CA
tel: (925) 286-7071
e-mail: scarlett@womensfilmfestival.us
website: http://womensfilmfestival.us
contact: Scarlett Shepard
deadline: TBA
theme: films must be directed or co-directed by a woman
formats: DVD/VHS
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Festival is a community for the advancement, celebration and representation of women filmmakers. We showcase films directed or co-directed by women from around the globe, SFWFF screens short and feature-length films representing a cross section of genres. Additional activities scheduled for the event are lectures, panel discussions, and educational programs led by filmmakers, professors, and other notable figures in the world of film.We offer audience prizes, film-related product demonstrations, and more."

THE SAN JOSE FILM FESTIVAL: CINEQUEST
(February 2011)
P.O. Box 720040
San Jose, CA 95172-0040
tel: (408) 995-5033
fax: (408) 995-5713
e-mail: info@cinequest.org
website: www.cinequest.org
contact: Mike Rabehl, Programming Director
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: 16mm, 35mm, all video formats
fee: $40; $5 discount for Cinequest members
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Inspiring the maverick in all of us."

SAN LUIS OBISPO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2012)
P.O. Box 1449
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
tel: (805) 546-3456
fax: (805) 781-6799
e-mail: ExecutiveDirector@slofilmfest.org
website: www.slofilmfest.org
contact: Mary Harris, Executive Director
deadline: TBA
categories: gen - flf, doc, kid, exp, retro, shorts, ani
fee: $40
non-competitive, except for documentaries

SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(January 26 - February 5, 2012)
2064 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite 120
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
tel: (805) 963-0023
fax: (805) 962-2524
e-mail: info@sbfilmfestival.org
website: www.sbfilmfestival.org
contact: Renee Missel, Artistic Director/Alisa Katz, Film Programmer
deadline: August 12, 2011 (early)/September 23, 2011 (regular)/November 4, 2011 (late)/December 9, 2011 (final)
categories: gen, ani, doc, educ, exp, fant
fee: $25-95
competitive

SANTA BARBARA KIDS FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
1216 State Street, #710
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2623
tel: (805) 963-0023
fax: (805) 962-2524
e-mail: info@sbfilmfestival.org
website: www.sbfilmfestival.org
contact: Mara Wilson, Spokeskid
deadline: open
theme: films made by kids for kids
categories: kid
formats: Beta (for final format)
non-competitive

SANTA CLARITA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (SCIFF)
(October 2011)
P.O. Box 1667
Santa Clarita, CA 91386
tel/fax: (661) 251-0274
e-mail: info@sciffestival.com
website: www.sciffestival.com
contact: Jenni Fischer
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: preview - DVD, VHS, mini-DV (NTSC or PAL for all three)
exhibition - DVD, VHS, mini-DV, BetaSP, 35-millimeter film (NTSC or PAL standards for all)
fee: $20-$40
competitive

SANTA CLARITA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(see "Family Film Festival")

SANTA CRUZ FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2011)
312 Seabright Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
tel : (831) 459-7676
e-mail: jane@seebrightproductions.com
website: www.santacruzfilmfestival.org
contact: Jane Sullivan
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, shorts
formats: 35mm, HDCAM, DigiBeta, BetaSP, NTSC, DVCAM, MiniDV
fee: $20-$70
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Santa Cruz Film Festival provides film and video artists a venue to expose their art to the public and industry insiders. The SCFF will honor the accessible to the avant garde in moving pictures. The festival is open to the public."

SANTA FE FILM FESTIVAL
(December 2011)
335 W. Manhattan Street
Santa FE, NM 87501
tel: (505) 988-5225
fax: (505) 988-4998
e-mail: info@santafefilmfestival.com
website: www.santafefilmfestival.com
contact: Clay Peres, Operations Director
deadline: TBA
categories: doc, flf, shorts, ani
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Super 8, Beta SP, VHS, DVD
fee: $50 (flf over 60 min.)/$35 (shorts)/$25 (students)
competitive

SANTA MONICA FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
523 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401
tel: (310) 699-9760
fax: (310) 395-8895
e-mail: info@smfilmfestival.com
website: www.santamonicafilmfestival.org
contact: Angelika Katz
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dic, doc, flf, gen, hor, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD submissions
fee: $45 - $95 competitive

SANTA MONICA FILM FESTIVAL SHORTSFEST
(Every Tuesday from July - September 2011)
3000 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
tel: (310) 264-4274
e-mail: submissions@smff.com
website: www.smff.com
contact: Michael Cain
deadline: TBA
categories: shorts
formats: VHS(NTSC) or DVD
fee: shorts - $25 (early)/$30 (late); student - $20 (early)/ $30 (late)
competitive
comments: "DEFMAN’s Santa Monica Film Festival proudly presents the Santa Monica Shortfest. The short film festival will run simultaneously with theSanta Monica Drive-in at the Pier with one finalist screening each week before the Drive-in before an audience of over 4000. The Santa Monica Drive-in at the Pier runs each Tuesday starting July 27 for 10 weeks."

SANTA MONICA TEEN FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
tel: (310) 458-8634
fax: (310) 260-8708
e-mail: justin.yoffe@smgov.net
website: www.smteenfilmfest.org
contact: Justin Yoffe
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, gen, shorts
formats: DVD
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "We accept submissions in any genre from teens 12-18 or currently enrolled in High School. Films can be between 1-30 mins in length. Prizes include trophies and meetings with industry professionals."

SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
508 Central Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
tel: (941) 364-9514
fax: (941) 364-8411
e-mail: mark.sff@acun.com / jody.sff@acun.com
website: www.sarasotafilmfestival.com
contact: Mark Marvell, Coordinator/Mr. Jody Kielbasa, Executive Director
deadline: TBA
categories: dig, gen, flf, shorts, doc, ani, kids
formats: 35mm, 16mm, vid
fee: $25 (flf)/$15 (shorts)/$15 (late entries); students with valid ID can enter free, but are subject to the late fee
competitive and non-competitive

SAVANNAH FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
P.O. Box 3146
Savannah, GA 31402-3146
tel: (912) 525-5051
fax: (912) 525-5052
e-mail: filmfest@scad.edu
website: www.scad.edu/filmfest
contact: Christina Downs
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, flf, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm, VHS, DVD, DVC
fee: $40 (professional)/$20 (student)
competitive

SCANDINAVIAN FILM FESTIVAL L.A.
(January 2011)
P.O. Box 292329
Los Angeles, CA 90029
tel/fax: (323) 661-4273
e-mail: President@asfla.org
website: www.asfla.org
contact: Jim Koenig
deadline: N/A
theme: Nordic Oscar Submissions and recent films
categories: doc, flf, gen, kid, shorts
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The festival screens Oscar submissions from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden along with other outstanding current features, shorts, and documentaries from Nordic film makers. Our audience is about one-third film lovers, one-third film professionals, and one-third 'homesick' Nordics eager to see what's new from home. "Everyone wants to see who's competing for 'Oscar' or who might be the next Bergman - Ingmar or Ingrid.”

SCENE FIRST STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL
(TBA)
144D Harbison Blvd, Suite 210
Columbia, SC 29212
tel: (803) 227-2600
e-mail: markh@campusentertainment.net
website: http://scenefirstfestival.com
contact: Mark Hall
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, shorts
formats: DVD
fee: $15
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Access Without Attitude -- at the beach! Student filmmakers.we know what you need and the annual Scene First Student Film Festival provides it all in one place. The atmosphere at Scene First is more relaxed than traditional festivals - flip-flops instead of black ties, and BBQ instead of caviar.

SCIENCE FICTION SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2011)
Science Fiction Museum Film Festival
330 Sixth Avenue North, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98109
tel: (206) 770-2765
fax: (206) 262-3663
e-mail: sffilmfestival@sfhomeworld.org
website: www.sfhomeworld.org
contact: manager
deadline: TBA
theme: Science Ficition shorts up to 12 min. in length
categories: sci-fi, shorts
formats: 35mm, HD Cam, Beta SP, DigiBeta (NTSC only)
fee: $20-$50
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame (SFM) in partnership with the Seattle International Film Festival Group (SIFF) launched the Science Fiction Short Film Festival, to promote and encourage awareness, appreciation and understanding of the art of science fiction cinema. The Festival will accept multiple submissions that have been produced after 2001 for entry into the competition. The winning filmmaker will receive a pitch meeting with Sci Fi Channel executives for the opportunity to write and/or direct a two-hour film for the network."

INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
2790 Dartmouth Avenue
Boulder, Colorado 80305
tel: (303) 499-1222
fax: (303) 943-3532
e-mail: info@sciencefilmfestival.org
website: www.sciencefilmfestival.org
contact: Peter Staddler, Festival Director
deadline: TBA
theme: science-based films
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, flf, kid, newtech, retro, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16 mm, Beta SP, DVD
fee: $35-$55
competitive
Fest organizers say: "A juried exhibition of International work showcasing the best in science-based cinema. The ISFF accepts both in-competition and out-of-competition submissions. All lengths, numerous genres and formats; cash awards for category winners. Panels, forums, special screenings."

SCOTTSDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
Vision Events Productions, Inc.
619 E. Vista Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85020
tel: (602) 410-1074
fax: (309) 422-5736
e-mail: ScottsdaleIFF@aol.com
website: www.scottsdalefilmfestival.com
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, gen, doc, short
formats: 35mm, DVD, DV Cam, BetaSP
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "Our mission is to offer the audience a multinational experience with feature-length films. We seek to entertain, provoke discussion, discover beauty and shine a light on new thoughts."

SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL & SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
(October 2011)
8840 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
tel: (310) 358-3273
fax: (310) 358-3272
e-mail: screamfestla@aol.com
website: www.screamfestla.com
contact: Rachel Belofsky
deadline: TBA
theme: horror
categories: flf, hor, shorts + screenplays
formats: all
fee: $40 (flf)/$30 (shorts)/$35 (screenplays)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Festival is held at Lowes Universal Studios Cinemas at Universal Citywalk."

SEATTLE ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2011)
2230 First Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134
tel: (206) 624-8725
e-mail: info@hazelfilm.org
website: www.hazelfilm.org
contact: Demis Foster, Executive Director
deadline: TBA
theme: films addressing environmental issues
categories: doc, educ, gen, ind, kid, newtech, shorts
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Seattle Environmental Film Festival is a two-day festival, open to the public, to bring together a wide variety of films that highlight current environmental issues. The festival will also include Q&A with film makers following select screenings, a free to the public Local Issues session, participation from many local conservation organizations, and much more! Stay tuned to this webpage for details as they are posted each week."

SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2011)
400 9th Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
tel: (206) 464-5830
fax: (206) 264-7919
e-mail: entry@seattlefilm.com
website: www.seattlefilm.com
contact: Brian Blue
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, doc, shorts
formats: 16mm, 35mm, 70mm
fee: $25/$35 (shorts)/$35-$50 (flf)
non-competitive

SEATTLE LESBIAN AND GAY FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
Three Dollar Bill Cinema
1122 E. Pike Street, #1313
Seattle, WA 98122
tel: (206) 323-4274
fax: (206) 323-4275
e-mail: info@seattlequeerfilm.com
website: www.seattlequeerfilm.com
contact: Jason Plourde, Programming Director
deadline: TBA
theme: films and videos of any length that are by, about, or of interest to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and/or transgendered people
categories: flf, doc, shorts, ani, exp, vid + narratives
formats: 16mm, 35mm, Beta (NTSC), 1/2" VHS (NTSC), DVD, miniDV
fee: $10 (regular)/$15 (late)
competitive

SECRET CITY FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
115 Bradley Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
e-mail: keith@secretcityfilms.com
website: www.secretcityfilms.com
contact: Keith McDaniel, Director
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, doc, shorts, ani,
formats: DigiBeta, BetaSP, DVCAM, MiniDV
Fest organizers say: "Located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the Secret City Film Festival has been embraced by the community as East Tennessee's longest running film festival. In our previous years, we have shown films from all across the United States and from several foreign countries. Our festival is filmmaker-friendly, meaning, we encourage filmmakers to be creative and driven."

SEDONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2011)
P.O. Box 2515
Sedona, AZ 86339
tel: (520) 282-0747
fax: (520) 282-5358
e-mail: scp@sedona.net
website: www.sedonafilmfestival.com
contact: Nadia Caillou
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, flf, ani, doc, exp, kid, shorts
fee: $25-$50
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "We are an intimate, friendly festival held in one of the world's most beautiful places - an area with a strong cinema history."

SEGUIN FILM AND ARTS FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
562 S. Hwy. 123 Bypass
PMB#204
Seguin, Texas 78155
tel: (830) 372-1928
e-mail: info@seguinfestival.org
website: www.seguinfestival.org
e-mail: info@seguinfestival.org website: http://www.seguinfestival.org contact: Denise Crettenden
deadline: TBA
categories: shorts
formats: DVD
fee: $15 (independent filmmakers)/$5 (students)
competitive

SERENDIPITY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
121-B Barrington Commons Court
Barrington, IL 60010
tel: (847) 382-5626
fax: (847) 382-3685
e-mail: Theatre@barringtonarts.org
website: www.barringtonarts.org
contact: Greg Leifel/Susan Shafer
deadline: TBA
theme: shorts
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, fant, gen, hor, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: $25
competitive
Fest organizers say: "$500 first prize."

SHOCK IT TO ME! REVENGE OF THE CREATURE FEATURES
(October 2011)
1726 Divisadero
San Francisco, CA 94115-3012
tel: (415) 775-7188
e-mail: kaijupro
website: www.shockit2me.com
contact: August Ragone
deadline: TBA
theme: classic horror film retrospective
categories: hor
no fee
competitive

SHOCKERFEST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
PO Box 580450
Modesto, CA 95358
tel: (209) 537-5221
fax: (209) 531-0233
e-mail: firesidefoundation@comcast.net
website: www.shockerfest.com
contact: Dr. George A. Baker
deadline: TBA
theme:Science fiction, Fantasy, Horror
categories: fant, hor, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD
fee: varies; please see website
competitive
Fest organizers say: "80% of features screened at festival have been sold for DVD distribution in the U.S. We consider Horror to be a broader category than many festivals. We are not limited to slasher films and have screened films from over 23 countries."

SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(Novermber 2011)
545 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 907-1288
fax: 212-907-1266
e-mail: info@shorts.org
website: www.shorts.org
contact: Rachel Levy, Coordinator
deadline: TBA
theme: shorts 40 minutes in length or less only
categories: ani, doc, exp + student
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Digital Video
fee: $25
competitive

SHRIEKFEST
(October 2011)
P.O. Box 920444
Sylmar CA 91392-0444
tel: (818) 367-9161
e-mail: Shriekfest@aol.com
website: www.shriekfest.com
contact: Denise Gossett
deadline: TBA
theme: Horror/Science Fiction
categories: ani, dig, doc, fant, flf, hor, kid, sci-fi, shorts
formats: VHS or DVD for preliminary screening format
fee: $20-$55
competitive
Fest organizers say: "A.K.A Shriekfest is a festival dedicated to discovering new and overlooked artists. What makes our festival unique is that we are free from any restrictions that other festivals may have...for instance, we are thrilled when your film has won in other festivals, we won't hold that against you by not allowing your film an entry possibility. The whole point of our festival is to help out the filmmakers by letting as many people see your film as possible. We just want to celebrate the art of filmmaking without all of the politics!"

SIDEWALK MOVING PICTURE FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
500 23rd Street South
Birmingham, AL 35259
tel: (205) 324-0888
fax: (205) 324-2488
e-mail: info@sidewalkfest.com
website: www.sidewalkfest.com
contact: Erik Jambor, Director
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, flf, gen, kid, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm, HDcam, DigiBeta, BetaSP
fee: $10-$50
competive

SILVERDOCS: AFI/DISCOVERY CHANNEL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
tel: (301) 495-6720
fax: (301) 495-6798
e-mail: info@silverdocs.com
website: www.silverdocs.com
contact: Gabe Wardell
deadline: TBA
categories: doc, short doc
formats: NTSC, PAL, SECAM (NTSC preferred)
fee: $25-$40; $5 discount for early entry
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Silverdocs was created by AFI in alliance with the Discovery Channel to support, honor and showcase documentaries that exhibit a personal cinematic vision and celebrate the spirit of independent filmmaking. Headquartered at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, a newly restored 1938 art deco theatre, Silverdocs is able to provide audiences with the rare and exceptional experience of viewing world-class documentaries in a state-of-the-art theatrical setting."

SILVER IMAGES FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
Terra Nova Films, Inc.
9848 S. Winchester Avenue
Chicago, IL 60643
tel: (773) 881-6940
fax: (773) 881-3368
e-mail: siff@terranova.org
website: www.terranova.org
contact: Sheila Malkind, Director
deadline: TBA
theme: films that honor and celebrate the lives of older adults and address the issues of aging
categories: ani, flf, doc, exp, student, vid + narrative
formats: 35mm, 16mm, video NTSC, 3/4" NTSC
fee: $35/$20 (student)
: "There is a visionary award for the film which best exemplifies the goals of the festival: the depiction of older people as vital and authentic; to counter ageism and biases in our society."

SILVER LAKE FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
2658 Griffith Park Blvd., #389
Los Angeles, CA 90039
tel: (323) 993-7225 / (818) 789-4935
fax: (323) 661-1995
e-mail: submissions@silverlakefilmfestival.org
website: www.silverlakefilmfestival.org
contact: Greg Ptacek, Festival Co-Director gregptacek@silverlakefilmfestival.org / Roger M. Mayer, Festival Co-Director rogermayer@silverlakefilmfestival.org
deadline: TBA
categories: all + screenplays, trailers
formats: VHS viewing copy + 35mm, 16mm, 3/4", Beta SP, SVHS, VHS
fee: $15
competive
Fest organizers say: "The films are out there."

SIX MINUTE CINEMA
(April 2011)
5765-F Burke Centre Parkway, #122
Burke, VA 22015-2233
tel: (707) 952-0122
fax: (707) 202-1754
e-mail: Frank@sixmincin.com
website: www.sixmincin.com
contact: Frank Felker
deadline: TBA
formats: digital films six minutes in length or less only
fee: $39 - $59
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Grand Prize is an all-expense-paid trip for two to Hollywood for two days of pitch meetings with TV and film executives. The winner even gets limo service while in LA and $1,000 spending money."

SIXTY SECOND FILMS ONLINE FILM COMPETITION
(January 2011)
tel: (239) 656-6985
e-mail: info@sixtysecondfilms.com
website: http://sixtysecondfilms.com
contact: Terry McGleish
deadline: TBA
theme: 60 second shorts only
categories: ani, dig, shorts
formats: digital
no fe
competitive
Fest organizers say: "SixtySecondFilms.com is now accepting entries for our online short film competition. We invite you, the independent film maker, to challenge your story telling abilities by filming, editing and showcasing your films on SixtySecondFilms.com. You've got one minute (yes, 60 seconds) to show us your best stuff."

SLAMDANCE
(January 2011)
Held in Park City, Utah during the Sundance Film Festival
5634 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
tel: (323) 466-1786
fax: (323) 466-1784
e-mail: mail@slamdance.com
website: www.slamdance.com
deadline: TBA
theme: "we watch anything that moves"
categories: shorts, flf, vid + screenplays
fee: early deadline - $25 (films under 40 min.)/$40 (films over 40 min.)
late deadline - $35 (films under 40 min.)/$60 (films over 40 min.)/$100 (screenplays)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "We're a festival organized by filmmakers, for filmmakers. The main competition is for first-time directors with no distribution."

SLAMDUNK FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
(January 2011)
Held in Park City, Utah during the Sundance Film Festival
202 Main Street, Suite 14
Venice, CA 90291
e-mail: info@slamdunk.cc
website: www.slamdunk.cc
deadline: TBA
categories: shorts, flf + screenplays
formats: 1/2" NTCS VHS
fee: $40 (flf)/$25 (shorts)

SOCAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL: HUNTINGTON BEACH
(September 2011)
19744 Beach Blvd. #221
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
tel: (714) 329-8268
e-mail: info@socalfilmfest.com
website: www.socalfilmfest.com
contact: Trasie Stittsworth
deadline: TBA
theme: independent films
categories: ani, dog, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: VHS or DVD (NTSC format only); Online Preview (must also submit DVD or VHS) submissions should be delivered on CDROM or DVD as either RealMedia, WMV, Quiktime, AVI, M2V, MPEG, Flash
fee: $45
competitive
comments: "Five days of official selections and award winning movies; industry speakers; professional workshops; Q&As with directors and actors; special guests; a professional panel of jury members and screeners; volunteer opportunities; and scores of film watching attendees."

SOLSTICE FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
601 Marquette Avenue, Suite 404
Minneapolis, MN 55402
tel: (651) 208-2419
e-mail: devinhalden@solsticefilmfestival.org
website: www.solsticefilmfest.com
contact: Devin Halden
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, hor, shorts
formats: 35mm, digital, VHS, 16mm; DVD for submissions
fee: $25
competitive

SOMETHING REMOTE FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2011 - March 2011)
Broken Wall Films
Attn: Laferriere
100 Institute Rd-1911
Worcester, MA 01609
e-mail: Submissions@BrokenWallFilms.com
website: www.SomethingRemote.tv
contact: Nick Allain e-mail: Nick@Brokenwallfilms.com
deadline: TBA
theme: shorts
categories: ani, shorts
formats: Digital (mov/avi) HD, HDV tape
fee: $5-$15

SOMETIME IN OCTOBER FILM FESTIVAL AND SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
(October 2011)
P.O. Box 81
Wilmington, NC 28402
tel: (910) 200-2439
e-mail: info@cfifn.org
website: www.cfifn.org
contact: Kathleen Gehron
deadline: TBA
categories: dig, flf, gen, shorts
formats: VHS NTSC, Mini DV, Beta, DVD, 16MM
fee: $10-$30
competitive

SONOMA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
589 First Street West
Sonoma, CA 95476
tel: (707) 933-2600
e-mail: info@sonomafilmfest.org
website: www.SonomaFilmFest.org
deadline: TBA
contact Lauren Asmus, Programming Coordinator lauren@sonomafilmfest.org
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, shorts, narr
formats: 35mm, DVD, Beta SP
competitive

SOUL OF SOUTHERN FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
IndieMemphis
1910 Madison Avenue PMB 632
Memphis, TN 38104-2620
tel: (901) 458-4207
fax: (901) 438-0281
e-mail: indiememphis@yahoo.com
website: www.indiememphis.com
contact: Natalie Gildea, Executive Director
deadline: TBA
theme: films do not have to be stereotypically Southern, but should address the Southern experience as unique
categories: flf, shorts, doc + narratives
formats: 35mm, 16mm, DVD, Mini-DV, VHS, SVHS, Beta SP, 3/4" NTSC
fee: early - $20 (shorts)/$30 (features), late - add $5
competitive

SOUND UNSEEN FILM AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
310 N. 2nd Street
Mpls, MN 55401
tel: (612) 379-0888
e-mail: gretchen@soundunseen.com
website: www.soundunseen.com
contact: Gretchen Williams, Festival Director
deadline: TBA
theme: films about music complemented by live performances from bands featured in the films
categories: flf, shorts, doc, shorts

SOUTH ASIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
114 Franklin Street Unit#3
New York, NY 10013
tel: (212) 274-8787
fax: (212) 274-0087
e-mail: info@saiff.org
website: www.saiff.org
contact: Manjri Srivastava
deadline: TBA
theme: South Asian filmmakers and related themes
catgegories: ani, doc, edu, flf, gen, hor, kid, shorts
formats: DVD, BetaSP, 35mm, 16mm
fee: varies; please see website
competitive

SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST FILM CONFERENCE & FESTIVAL (SXSW)
(March 9-18, 2012)
P.O. Box 4999
Austin, TX 78765
tel: (512) 467-7979
fax: (512) 451-0754
e-mail: SXSW@SXSW.com
website: www.SXSW.com
contact: Nancy Schafer
deadline: TBA
categories: doc, flf, shorts, narrative shorts, doc shorts, exp shorts, ani shorts, music vid
formats: 1/2" video, 3/4" video, 16mm, 35mm
fee: early - $25 (shorts)/$35 (features), late - $30 (shorts)/$40 (features); $5 discount for entering online
competitive and non competitive

SOUTH DAKOTA FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2012)
417 S. Main Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401
tel: (605) 225-2228
e-mail: info@southdakotafilmfest.org
website: www.southdakotafilmfest.org
contact: Tom Black
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, gen, shorts
formats: 35mm, DVD
fee: $30 (flf), $20 (shorts)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "A unique statewide event for filmmakers and film lovers to gather, mingle and watch pretty cool movies."

SOUTH REGIONAL INDIEGATHERING FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2012)
PO Box 268085
Weston, FL 33326
tel: (954) 303-3552
fax: (954) 389-8219
e-mail: inyofaceprod@bellsouth.net
website: www.theindiegathering.com/florida
contact: Daphne Pitts
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, gen, hor, kid, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD
fee: $35
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Festival exists to showcase the true indie filmmaker. Our mission is to encourage filmmakers through a competitive showcase of independent features, screenplays, documentaries, shorts and music videos. Filmmakers participate in their screenings and after the film, interact with audience members who seek a closer look into the creative process. Plans for future festivals include showcasing fight scene competition, acting monologue and Special FX make-up competition. There will also be panel discussions led by industry experts on varied topics, including 'How to Find Distribution,' 'Directing and Producing Low Budget Films,' 'Guerilla Film Making' and much more."

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
26 East Third Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
tel: (610) 882-4300
fax: (610) 866-5279
e-mail: info@southsidefilmfestival.com
website: www.ssff.org
contact: Graham Stanford
deadline: TBA
theme: Eastern European animation
categories: all
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: varies; please see website
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The SSFF is a celebration of the efforts of both the Independent Filmmaker and the tightly-knit business and arts community of South Bethlehem (PA). As part of our effort to promote and encourage film making, we have formed The SouthSide Film Institute (SSFI), a grass-roots, non-profit organization formed in the strong business and arts community of South Bethlehem. We will accept ANY film by ANY filmmaker, from ANY country, and of ANY genre for consideration. 'Come enjoy our town, we're not just about Christmas anymore!"

SPAGHETTI JUNCTION URBAN FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
tel: (770) 413-3088
e-mail: info@sjuff.com
website: www.sjuff.com
contact: Festival Director
deadline: TBA
theme: a person of color must play a primary role infront of or behind the camera
formats: 35mm, DV, DVD
categories: dig, doc, edu, flf, gen, hor, kid, retro, sci-fi, shorts
fee: $35
competitive

SPIRIT QUEST FILM FESTIVAL
(April 29 - May 1, 2011)
PO Box 99
Edinboro, PA 16412
tel: (814) 873-2483
e-mail: greg@spiritquestfilmfest.com
website: www.spiritquestfilmfest.com
contact: Greg Ropp
deadline: TBA
catagories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD
fee: $20-70
competitive

SPLIT PILLOW CHALLENGE
(June 2011)
PO Box 14154
Chicago, IL 60614-1054
e-mail: splitpillow@splitpillow.com
website: www.splitpillow.com
deadline: TBA
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Founded in 2003, Split Pillow is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development of emerging filmmakers, the production of collaborative motion pictures, and the promotion of media literacy through events, projects and workshops that foster education, appreciation, and artistic innovation."

SPROUT FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2011)
893 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025
tel: (212) 222-9575
fax: (212) 222-9768
e-mail: anthony@GoSprout.org
website: www.GoSprout.org/FilmFestival.html
contact: Aaron Almendral, Co-director
deadline: TBA
theme: films and videos related to the field of developmental disabilities
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, flf, sci-fi, shorts
formats: all
fee: $15 (under 30 minutes)/$25 (over 30 minutes)
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The debut of a landmark film festival showcasing films and videos related to the field of developmental disabilities. This year the festival will take place in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City."

STARZ DENVER FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2011)
Denver Film Society
1725 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202
tel: (303) 595-3456 ext.16
fax: (303) 595-0956
e-mail: dfs@denverfilm.org
website: www.denverfilm.org/festival
contact: Brit Withey, Director
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, flf, doc, shorts, ani, vid, exp, kid, new tech, retro
fee: $35 (general)/$20 (student)
non-competitive

STONY BROOK FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2011)
Staller Center For the Arts, Room 2030A
SUNY Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY 11794
tel: (631) 632-ARTS e-mail: filmfestival@stonybrookfilmfestival.com
website: www.stonybrookfilmfestival.com
contact: Jessica Worthington
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, flf, shorts
formats: Beta, 35mm
no fee
competitive

STORIES FROM THE FIELD: UNITED NATIONS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
P.O. Box 4114
New York, NY 10163-4114
tel: (212) 663-8412
e-mail: llopez@tellmedia.com
website: www.mcainy.org/unfilm
contact: Linda Lopez
deadline: TBA
theme: United Nations Millennium Development Goals
categories: doc
fee: TBA
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Festival is presented in cooperation with The New School. Filmmakers from or contracted by United Nations offices, funds, programs, and agencies around the world and - for the first time this year - from the general public were invited to submit films that reflect the United Nations Millennium Development Goals."

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
(January 19-29, 2012)
P.O. Box 16450
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
tel: (801) 328-3456
fax: (801) 575-5175
e-mail: institute@sundance.org
website: www.sundance.org/festival
contact: Patrick Hubley
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, doc, shorts
fee: $35-100
competitive and non-competitive sections

SUPERFEST
(June 2011)
P.O. Box 1107
Berkeley, CA 94701
tel: (510) 845-5576
e-mail: superfest@aol.com
website: www.madknight.com/cdt/superfest
contact: Liane Yasumoto
deadline: TBA
theme: films by and/or about people with disabilities
formats: VHS
fee: $60 (30 min. or less)/$90 (over 30 min.)
competitive

SURGE! THE ANNUAL, INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL UPRISING, RESISTANCE AND GRASSROOTS ENCOURAGEMENT (S.U.R.G.E.) FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2011)
c/o McKAy
P.O. 1932
Olympia, WA 98507
tel: (207) 871-5300
website: www.WeSurge.org
contact: S.U.R.G.E. Organizers
deadline: May 1st, each year
theme: short films 20 minutes or less in length (except for a few feature length films)
categories: all
fee: $20
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "SURGE is a not-for-profit, non-competitive, activist film festival encouraging and accepting Films/Videos that are directly, indirectly, literally, or symbolically related to activism, protest or civil disobedience. Each year Festival attendants look forward to a great activist networking experience, great music, great after-parties all taking place in Capital Theatre, one of the greatest film venues in Olympia! Anybody who submits a DVD or VHS copy of their film will have their film included in our annual, international, multilingual film directory, even if it is not shown in the festival. SURGE accepts anonymous entries as we encourage whistleblowers to expose injustice! Surge also enables the largest audience as possible to participate in the festival each year because admission is free of charge."

SXSWCLICK FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
P.O. Box 4999
Austin, TX 78765
tel: (512) 467-7979
fax: (512) 451-0754
e-mail: SXSWclick@SXSW.com
website: www.SXSWclick.com
contact: Nancy Schafer
deadline: TBA
theme: shorts under 10 minutes in length
categories: ani, shorts
formats: DVD
fee: $10
competitive
Fest organizers say: "SXSWclick is a year-round initiative created to showcase short-form storytelling via mobile devices and the web. The finalists from the five categories will be available online as Quicktime files formatted for computers and portable devices. An esteemed jury will then select winners in each of five categories: "Old School Shorts," "Really Real Shorts," "Animate-It," "Sound Checks," and "What the F*#!?" In addition, there will be an audience award ("Popularity Contest Award") to encompass all categories, and viewers will be able to vote online. Along with an assortment of prizes, the winners are automatically selected to screen at the next SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX.

SYRACUSE INTERNATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
216 HB Crouse
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13224
tel: (315) 443-8826
fax: (315) 443-5376
e-mail: premier@dreamscape.com
website: www.syrfilmfest.com
contact: Christine Fawcett
deadline: TBA
contacts: ani, dig, doc, exp, shorts
fee: varies; please see website
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Over 125 films & videos from 32 countries are featured along with free film seminars and special events."

TAHOE/RENO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
948 Incline Way
Incline Village, NV 89451-9527
tel: (775) 298-0018
fax: (775) 298-0019
e-mail: TahoeFilmFest@aol.com
website: www.t-riff.org
contact: Katrina Wilson
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: Exhibition - 35mm (NTSC), BetaSP(NTSC), DigiBeta, DVD/Preview - SVHS (NTSC), VHS, DVD(NTSC) and DVD(PAL)
fee: $35 (early)/$40 (standard)/$45 (late)/$60 (Withoutabox.com)
competitive

TALKING STICK FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2011)
SEED Graduate Institute
3900 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Suite 22
Albuquerque, NM 87111
tel: (505) 792-2900
fax: (505) 298.3939
e-mail: kdallett@seedgraduateinstitute.org
website: www.talkingstickfilmfestival.org
contact: Karen Dallett, Director
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, flf, shorts
fee: $35 (early)/$40 (standard)/$45 (late)/$60 (Withoutabox.com)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "This film festival is a hybrd of what you are familiar with in the traditional festival format. It takes place in Santa Fe, NM and is truly this first of its kind. SEED Graduate Institute connects Western Science, Ancient Native knowing and the human spirit and invites us all to gain a greater understanding of how and why we are connected. Ceremony, honoring the film maker and storytelling is at the core of our mission."

TAMBAY FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
P.O. Box 340367
Tampa, FL 33694
tel: (813) 964-9781
e-mail: tambayfilm@yahoo.com
website: www.tambayfilmfest.com
contact: Leora Chai
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, educ, fant, gen, hor, kid, shorts, flf, sci-fi
formats: 35mm, 16mm, 3/4", 1/2", BetaSP, DVD, VHS, Mini DV
fee: $30 (16mm, vid)/$35 (35mm)/$25 (student)
competitive

TAOS MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
121 North Plaza
Taos, NM 87571
tel: (505) 751-3658
fax: (505) 751-3518
e-mail: info@mountainfilm.net
website: www.mountainfilm.net
contact: Jonathan Slator
deadline: TBA
theme: mountain films: adventure, culture, environment, human rights
categories: doc, exp, flf, retro, shorts
formats: Beta-NTSC, DVD; preview copy on VHS-NTSC
fee: $25
competitive

TAOS SHORTZ FILM FEST
(March 4-6, 2011)
PO Box 1798
Taos, NM 87571
tel: (866) 770-4177
fax: (866) 300-2855
e-mail: info@taosshortz.com
website: www.taosshortz.com
contact: Anna Cosentine
deadline: November 1, 2010 (early)/December 1, 2010 (regular)/December 15, 2010 (late)
theme: dramatic and comedy shorts only
categories: ani, doc, exp, shorts
formats: DVD, mini DVD
fee: varies; please see website
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Dedicated to featuring quality, juried short films from around the globe; and fast becoming the top rated shorts film fest in New Mexico. We are a forum that unites short films and filmmakers with the community,with the belief that films have the ability to change peoples lives!"

TAOS TALKING PICTURE FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
1337 Gusdorf Road, Suite B
Taos, NM 87571
tel: (505) 751-0637
fax: (505) 751-7385
e-mail: ttpix@ttpix.org
website: www.ttpix.org
contact: Kelly Clement, Director of Programming
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, flf, shorts, doc, ani, exp, kid, vid, retro
formats: 35mm, 16mm, 3/4", 1/2", Beta SP, S-VHS; preview on VHS/PAL, DVD
fee: $25-$50
competitive

TARFEST - FESTIVAL OF FILM, MUSIC & ART
(October 2011)
5858 Wilshire Blvd., #205
Los Angeles, CA 90036
tel: (323) 634-4919
e-mail: film@tarfest.com
website: www.tarfest.com
contact: Kimberley Browning, Director
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, gen, hor, kid, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD (All Regions), VHS, NTCS
fee: $10 (early)/$15 (final)
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "TARFEST is held from at the historic Rancho La Brea Tarpits in Los Angeles and the galleries and music venues in the historic Miracle Mile. It continues its popular outdoor screenings, presenting its short film programs nestled between the LA County Museum of Art, the George C. Page Museum and the Rancho La Brea Tarpits, one of the world’s most famous and largest active asphalt pit and fossil site."

TARTAN ROAD FILMS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
3900 Jog Road
Boca Raton, FL 33434
tel: (561) 368-8495
e-mail: Info@tartanroadfilms.com
website: www.TartanRoadFilms.com
contact: John Logan Pierson
deadline: TBA
theme: student films
categories: doc, exp, gen, kid, shorts
formats: mini DV, VHS, DVD
fee: $15
competitive

TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL
(August 2011)
379 State Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
tel: (603) 433-9202
fax: (603)433-9206
e-mail: mail@telluridefilmfestival.com
website: www.telluridefilmfestival.com
contact: Trevor F. Bartlett
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: 35mm, Digi-Beta
fee: $25-$95
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "For over thirty years the Telluride Film Festival has been a Labor Day weekend celebration commemorating the art of filmmaking: honoring the great masters of cinema, discovering the rare and unknown, bringing new works by the world's greatest directors and the latest in independent film to a small mountain town in Colorado."

TEMECULA VALLEY INTERNATIONAL FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
27740 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 100
Temecula, CA 92590
tel: (909) 699-8681/(909) 699-6267
fax: (909) 506-4193
e-mail: jmmoulton@earthlink.net
website: www.tviff.com
contact: Jo Moulton
deadline: TBA
categories: all (eligible entries for music competition: unsigned artists - bands, vocal performers, etc.
format: 16mm, 35mm, Beta SP (all 16mm's and video formats will be screened on Beta SP); 1/2", VHS NTSC (no PAL SECAM)
fee: $25(up to 10 min.)/$35 (10-30 min.)/$50 (30-60)/$60 (60+ min.)
competitive

TERROR FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
PMB 823
Frazer, PA 19355
tel: (801) 888-4928
fax: (801) 806-6237
e-mail: TerrorFilmFest@aol.com
website: www.TerrorFilmFestival.net
contact: Felix Diaz, Director
deadline: TBA
theme: Horror, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thrillers, Drama, Screenplay
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, hor, ind, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts + screenplays
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: $40-$75
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Genre based film festival in Philadelphia, each October. We offer almost $10,000 in cash and prizes and our "Claw" awards for filmmaking and screenwriting."

TEXAS FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
c/o MSC Film Society
Texas A & M University
MSC, Box J-1
College Station, TX 77844
tel: (979) 845-8474
fax: (979) 845-5117
e-mail: txfilmfest@msc.tamu.com
website: http://txfilmfest.org
contact: Heather Ringman/Josh Hiser
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, shorts, doc
fee: $30 (flf)/$15 (shorts)/$20 (student)
competitive and non-competitive

THAW FESTIVAL
(Suspended until further notice.)

THINK BIG SHOOT SMALL
(May 2011)
2805 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
tel: (818) 848-5522
e-mail: info@pro8mm.com
website: www.pro8mm.com
contact: Kris Lee
deadline: TBA
categories: exp, fant, gen, hor, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: Super 8mm film transferred to Blu-ray HD
fee: $108
competitive
Fest organizers say: "This festival is $108. That includes 1 roll of your choice of Super 8mm film, processed, and transferred to Blu-ray. The screenings will be in the Los Angeles area, but you do not have to be present to win. The film will have no edits or sound. Good luck!

THREE RIVERS FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2011)
477 Melwood Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
tel: (412) 681-5449
e-mail: rengel@pghfilmmakers.org
website: http://3RFF.com
contact: Rich Engel
deadline: TBA
categories: doc, exp, flf, shorts
formats: many
fee: $10 (shorts)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Independent, international, and local films. 2003 is the 22nd annual."

THROUGH HER EYES: WOMEN OF COLOR FILM FESTIVAL
(July/August 2011)
c/o Women of Color Productions
545 8th Avenue, Suite 402
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 501-3842
fax: (212) 534-5645
e-mail: womenofcolorfilm@aol.com
website: www.womenofcolorpro.citymax.com
contact: Jacqueline Wade
deadline: TBA
theme: International and American submissions by or about women of color (African American, Native American, Asian, Latina, Middle Eastern, East Indian, Brazilian, African, and Caribbean)
categories: all
formats: VHS
fee: $50-$65
competitive

THUMBDANCE MOBILE FILM FESTIVAL
(January 2011)
821 Second Avenue, Suite 1400
Seattle, WA, 98104
tel: (206) 332-1749
e-mail: thumbdance@mobliss.com
website: www.thumbdance.com
contact: Elaine Grabicki
deadline: TBA
theme: short video for mobile phones
categories: ani, dig, exp, fant, newtech, shorts
formats: AVI, MOV, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV, 3GPP, RM, RAM, SWF
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Thumbdance Mobile Film Festival is an online competition to find the funniest, best and brightest in film, video and animation content for mobile phones. There are four categories in which you can compete: Comedy, Drama, Animation and Video Shot on a Mobile Phone. A winning entry will be selected from each of the four categories. Of the category winners, one will be named the overall winner of the Thumbdance Mobile Film Festival Grand Prize."

THUNDERBIRD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
Southern Utah University
Communcations Department
351 W. Center Street
Cedar City, UT 84720
tel: (435) 586-7861
e-mail: tiff@suu.edu
website: www.thunderbirdfilmfestival.suu.edu
contact: Mariam Arthur,Executive Director
deadline: TBA
fee: $30
formats: all
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The annual festival offers awards, screenings at three venues, workshops, seminars and tours with intimate exposure to film industry professionals such as our 2002 keynote speaker, Clint Howard.."

TIBURON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
1680 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920
tel: (415) 381-4123
fax: (415) 388-4123
e-mail: info@tiburonfilmfestival.com
website: www.TiburonFilmFestival.com
contact: Saeed Shafa
deadline: TBA
formats: 35, 16, BETA-SP/NTSC
no fee
competitive

TIE, THE INTERNATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA EXPOSITION
(September 2011)
849 Humboldt Street, #2
Denver, CO 80218
tel: (719) 832-2387
e-mail: festival@experimentalcinema.org
website: www.experimentalcinema.org
contact: Chris
deadline: TBA
theme: experimental
categories: doc, exp, hor, retro, shorts
formats: Only Film (8mm, 16mm, 35mm)
fee: $35
competitive
Fest organizers say: "TIE, The International Experimental Cinema Exposition exists to illuminate experimental film of the highest caliber, as well as join, recognize and serve filmmakers that are dedicated to the art and experimentation of the celluloid motion picture."

TOO MUCH FREEDOM?
(November 2011)
2151 Lake Shore Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90039
tel: (323) 664-1510
e-mail: info@freewaves.org
website: http://freewaves.org
contact: Anne Bray
deadline: TBA
theme: Too Much Freedom? (contemporary films)
categories: ani, exp, newtech, shorts
formats: all, prefer DVD
fee: recommended $25
competitive

TOOFY FILM FEST
(September 2011)
9415 Wolfe Place
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
tel: (303) 748-1161
fax: (303) 542-5620
e-mail: submissions@toofy.com
website: www.toofy.com
contact: Jeff Siebert
deadline: TBA
formats: BetaSP, HDCam, 35mm, Mini DV, DigiBeta
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
fee: $20-$40
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The annual Toofy Film Fest provides audiences with the finest independent movies, music, fine art, and fashion. Our international independent film festival creates an environment where artists will network and view independent cinema that proves to the world what true independent filmmaking is all about. We are part of the "Without A Box" www.withoutabox.com online film Festival community."

TOP TEN FILMS IN AMERICA FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
P.O. Box 812
Fries, Virginia 24330
tel: (276) 744-7690
e-mail: matozi1@yahoo.com
website: www.toptenfilmsinamerica.com
Charles Howard Thomas
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, kid, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
theme: We emphasize the "story."
formats: DVD (region 0 or region One), VHS NTSC
fee: $50
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Top Ten Films In America Festival is sponsored by the Town of Fires, The Galax City Department of Tourism, The Fries Recreaction Center, and The Drydock Film Corporation www.drydockfilm.com."

TRANNY FEST: TRANSGENRE FESTIVAL
(November 2011)
584 Castro Street, #273
San Francisco, CA 94114
tel: (650) 589-1962
e-mail: andrea@andreaburnett.com
contact: Andrea Burnett, Publicist
deadline: TBA
theme: "Gender Armageddon: This Is The Future"

TRAVERSE CITY FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2010)
P.O. Box 4064
Traverse City, MI 49685
tel: (231) 392-1134
e-mail: info@traversecityfilmfestival.org
website: www.traversecityfilmfestival.org
contact: Deb Lake
deadline: N/A
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Traverse City Film Festival is an annual event held in one of the most beautiful areas in the country, Traverse City, Michigan. The Festival is committed to showing 'just great movies' and helping to save one of America's few indigenous art forms -- the cinema. Founded by Michael Moore."

TREO COMEDY MOBILE FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
e-mail: carla@mobifest.net
website: www.treofilm.com
contact: Carla Nolan
deadline: TBA
theme: comedy; mobile
categories: dig, shorts
formats: mobile
no fee
competitive

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
375 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10013
tel: (866) 941-3378
fax: (212) 941-3939
e-mail: festival@tribecafilm.com
website: www.tribecafilmfestival.org
deadline: TBA
theme: first-time director features, documentary & narrative, shorts
categories: ani, dig, doc, educ, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, kid, sci-fi, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Beta SP
fee: $35 (flf)/$30 (shorts)
competitive

TROMADANCE FILM FESTIVAL
(April 8-9, 2011)
Held in Salt Lake City, Utah
In New York contact:
Troma Entertainment
733 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
tel: (212) 757-4555, ext.25
fax: (212) 399-9885
contact: Doug Sakmann
e-mail: TromaDance@troma.com
website: www.tromadance.com
In Los Angeles contact:
tel: (323) 468-0830
fax: (323) 468-1156
contact: Adam Jahnke
deadline: February 11, 2011
categories: all + music vid
no fee
Fest organizers say: "TromaDance is the first film festival wholeheartedly devoted to filmmakers and fans. Entrance to all screenings is free and open to the public. Also, there are no VIP reservations or preferential treatment regarding films, panels, or parties of any kind given. The organizers of TromaDance believe films are meant to be seen, especially when it comes to new filmmakers. Art--in all its forms--is for the people!"

TRUE INDEPENDENT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
(May 2011)
3110 Oliver Street
Dallas, TX 75205
tel: (817) 522-4865
e-mail: david@tanglewoodfilms.com
website: www.tanglewoodfilms.com/trueindependent.htm
contact: David Haynes
deadline: TBA
formats: standard screenplays
fee: $15 (shorts)/$30 (flf)
competitive

TULSA OVERGROUND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
2910 S. 33rd West Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74107
fax: (201) 200-3490
e-mail: tulsaoverground@hotmail.com
website: www.tulsaoverground.com
deadline: TBA
categories: all

TUMBLEWEED FILM FESTIVAL
(August 2011)
5417 48th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98136
tel: (206) 293-1879
email: info@tumbleweedfilmfest.com
website: www.tumbleweedfilmfest.com
contact: Geoff Klein
deadline: June 30, 2011
theme: short films & documentaries
catagories: doc, shorts
formats: all
fee: $40
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The festival by filmmakers for filmmakers. Tumbleweed higlights short films and documentaries from around the world. Attendees are encouraged to watch globally, and drink locally, as screenings take place at local wineries."

TUPAC AMARU SHAKUR FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2011)
The Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts
5616 Memorial Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30038
tel: (404) 298-4222
fax: (404) 298-4223
email: dinatyler@2paclegacy.com
website: www.TASF.org
contact: Dina Tylor / Rita Greenridge
deadline: TBA
categories: flf
theme: films 90 minute or less in length with a rating of PG-13 or lower
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: $35
competitive
Fest organizers say: "For consideration, applicants (either individually or in a group), are invited to submit their work. A jury of established professionals will review and judge the entries and select one film to be screened in the “Selective Choice” film category. The winning filmmaker or team will have the unique opportunity to speak to the audience at the Tupac Center following the screening. "

TURKS & CAICOS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
4322 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 200E
Los Angeles, CA 90010
tel: (310) 70-TCIFF
fax: (310) 915-7317
e-mail: info@turksandcaicosfilmfestival.com
website: www.turksandcaicosfilmfestival.com
contact: Julie VanDen Berghe, Program Coordinator
deadline: TBA
theme: marriage of music and cinema
categories: doc, flf, gen
formats: VHS NTSC, DVD
fee: $70 (regular)/$100 (late)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The festival will take place on the island Providenciales in Turks & Caicos."

TWIN RIVERS MEDIA FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
P.O. Box 9907
Asheville, NC 28815
tel: (336) 273-3332
fax: (336) 329-8379
e-mail: info@ashevillecourtyard.com
website: www.twinriversmediafestival.com
contact: Carlos
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, educ, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, ind, kid, new tech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: all
fee: $19/$10 (students) + $10 for late entries
competitive

UNDERGROUND EXPOSURE
(June 2011)
12240 24th Ave N.
Plymouth, MN 55441
tel: (612) 296-3471
e-mail: contact@undergroundexposurefest.com
website: www.undergroundexposurefest.com
contact: Rj Ruud
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, shorts
Formats Accepted: DVD, BRDVD
fee: $20 (flf)/$15 (shorts)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "We are dedicated to the Filmmakers and writers who are unyielding to the Industry forces that drain the creativity from todays Cinema with their sole quest for "MARKETABLE" material. Our goal is to provide a venue for films that might not otherwise be exhibited. Films of a controversial, confrontational, radical, provocative, subversive, offensive, obscene, rebellious, profane, conspiratorial, corruptive, volatile, violent, blasphemous, anarchic, or otherwise irresponsible nature are especially encouraged."

UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
Stanford University
Main Quad, Bldg. 40
Stanford, CA 94305-2006
tel: (650) 725-0012
fax: (650) 725-0011
e-mail: info@unaff.org
website: www.unaff.org
contact: Jasmina Bojic
deadline: TBA
theme: "humanity is indivisible"
categories: doc
formats: 35mm, 16mm, DV, 1/2VHS, 3/4 UMatic, Beta SP
cost: $25 (up to 15 min.)/$35 (longer than 15 min.)
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The festival, held at Stanford University, celebrates the power of international documentary films and videos dealing with UN related issues: human rights, environmental survival, protection of refugees, famine, homelessness, racism, disease control, women's issues, children, universal education, war and peace."

UNIVERSAL FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
P.O. Box 412222
Kansas City, MO 64141-2222
tel: (888)783-9988 / (816)474-9988
fax: (816)474-4777
e-mail: George@UniversalFilmFestival.com
website: www.urbanmediamakers.com
contact: George Thorman
deadline: TBA
theme: films at least 25 minutes in length
categories: all
formats: all
fee: $40-$70
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Universal Film Festival was organized to allow independent filmmakers an opportunity to gain regional, national and international recognition and award. Films may be showcased through The Universal Film Festival affiliations in Los Angeles, New York, and Kansas City."

URBAN MEDIAMAKERS FILM FESTIVAL (UMFF)
(October 2011)
1353 Riverstone Pkwy
PMB 315, Suite 120
Atlanta, GA 30302
tel: (404) 460-2793
fax: (770) 717-6508
e-mail: umff2005@yahoo.com
website: www.urbanmediamakers.com contact: Cheryle Reynolds deadline: TBA categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD with VHS fee: $10 competitive Fest organizers say: "Music video and film competition; cash prizes and gifts."

URBANWORLD FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011) c/o Montage Entertainment
104 East 126th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10035
tel: (212) 941-3845
fax: (212) 941-3849
e-mail: info@urbanworld.org
website: www.urbanworld.com
contact: Joy Huang, Executive Producer/Tony Murphy, Director
deadline: TBA
theme: the director of the film must consider him/herself Black. If the director is not Black, the film must feature Blacks in prominent roles or have a Black screenwiter
categories: flf, shorts, doc, ani + screenplays
formats: 16mm, 35mm, 1/2" VHS, NTSC format only
fee: $25 (films)/$40 (screenplays)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Over the past four seasons, the festival has presented over 250 features, shorts and documentaries and has expanded to include Latin and Asian sidebars."

U.S.COMEDY ARTS FESTIVAL
(The name of this festival has changed, please see "HBO Comedy Festival.")

U.S. INTERNATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
713 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite A
Redondo Beach, California 90277-4233
tel: (310) 540-0959
fax: (310) 316-8905
e-mail: mediarelations@filmfestawards.com
website: www.filmfestawards.com
contact: Lee Gluckman/Kristen Gluckman
deadline: March 1 annually
categories: corp, doc, educ, entertain, student + 35 categories with 37 subcategories and 11 production technique categories
formats: PAL, NTSC, DVD-R
fee: $195-$450 (based on running time)/$65 (student)
competitive

U.S. SPORTS FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
tel: (646) 233-2033
e-mail: film@ussportsfilmfestival.com
website: www.ussportsfilmfestival.com
contact: Mary Hermant
deadline: TBA
theme: sports
formats: DVD-R NTSC (Region 01 coded)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "First U.S. Sports Film Festival dedicated exclusively to sports."

USA FILM FESTIVAL
(A year-round festival with screenings every month.)
6116 N. Central Expwy., Suite 105
Dallas, TX 75206
tel: (214) 821-6300
fax: (214) 821-6364
e-mail: usafilmfestival@aol.com
website: www.usafilmfestival.com
contact: Alonso Duralde
deadline: TBA
categories: kid
no fee
non-competitive

UTAH SHORT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
(May 2011)
c/o The Utah Film & Video Center
20 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
tel: (801) 534-1158
e-mail: shortsfest@ufvc.org
website: www.ufvc.org
contact: Natalie Avery, Event Producer
deadline: TBA
theme: shorts only
categories: ani, doc, exp, shorts + narratives
formats: 16mm, VHS, SVHS, 8mm, Hi-8, Dig 8, DV, DV mini cam, DV cam DV pro, DVD, Super-8
fee: $45 ($10 discount for 16mm)
competitive

VAIL FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
P.O. Box 1106
New York, NY 10159
tel: (970) 333-9689
e-mail: info@vailfilmfestival.org
website: www.vailfilmfestival.org
contact: Megen Musegades
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp. fant, flf, hor, kid, sci-fi, shorts
formats: submission formats - DVD, VHS/exhibition formats - 35mm, 16mm, DVD, Beta-SP
fee: varies; please see website
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Founded by actors, filmmakers, and dedicated film enthusiasts, and in close partnership with the Town of Vail and Vail Resorts, the Vail Film Festival is a platform for independent filmmakers to screen their productions in an incredible atmosphere. The second annual Vail Film Festival will take place March 31 - April 3, 2005 in scenic Vail Village, surrounded by Colorado’s majestic snow capped mountains, in the heart of America’s most famous ski resort. The program will showcase Feature Films, Shorts, Documentaries, Student Films, and the unique Television Pilot genre."

VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
P.O. Box 2029
Toluca Lake, CA 91610
tel: (323) 754-8222
fax: (323) 851-6532
e-mail: info@valleyfilmfest.com
website: www.valleyfilmfest.com
contact: Tracey L. Adlai
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, gen, new tech
formats: VHS (Submission)/35mm&Beta (screening)
fee: $10
competitive

VALLEY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (VIFFI)
(April 2011)
Valley International Film Festival, Inc.
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 3609
Chatsworth, CA 91313
Courier Address:
9835 Nevada Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91313
tel: (818) 968-0052
fax: (818) 709-8597
e-mail: info@viffi.org
website: www.viffi.org
contact: Clancy Grass, President/Co-Chairman; Mobin Khan, Co-Chairman; Patte Dee McKee, Executive Director/Programmer pattedee@viffi.org
deadline: TBA
theme: "The VIFFI supports films and screenplays that inspire, educate, challenge our motives, entertain all ages, and will showcase emerging filmmakers, musicians, and screenplay artists that believe entertainment should not contain gratuitous violence or profanity, but deals with great storytelling with fabulous production values."
categories: ani, doc, flf, gen, shorts + screenplays, music vid, student, TV commercials
fee: $25-$70
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Our Mission Statement is to promote and encourage the endeavors of our International Creative Community in all known media, by providing exposure to their productions and writings by way of a film festival. Any subject matter may be covered. The festival takes place at the Beverly Garland Hotel in North Hollywood, California."

VAMPIRE FILM SERIES & FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
9601 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 620
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
tel: (626) 449-1902
fax: (626) 792-6738
website: http://pressacademy.com/festival
contact: Asif Ahmed
deadline: TBA
theme: vampire films
categories: ani, dig, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, kid, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: all; submit on VHS
fee: $25
competitive
Fest organizers say: "This unique festival will blend the myths and icons of Vampires with a selected works film series of some of the best Vampire films produced around the world. Indie filmmakers also get a chance to screen their best Vampire films (Any Length! Any Format!) in the Vampire Film Festival. Celebrity speakers, a special Vampire Gothic Ball Party and other surprises are in store."

VC FILMFEST: THE VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
(May 2011)
Visual Communications
120 Judge John Aiso Street
Basement Level
Los Angeles, CA 90012
tel: +1-213 680 4462 ext. 68
fax: +1-213-687 4848
e-mail: vcfilmfest@yahoo.com
viscom@apanet.org
website: www.vconline.org
festival directors: Abraham Ferrer, David Magdael
deadline: TBA
theme: Asian American/Asian international directors and/or themes
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, shorts, vid
formats: Super 8, 16mm, 35mm, NTSC video
fee: domestic - $20 (early)/$30 (final)
international - $30 (early)/$40 (final)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "We are celebrating our 17th year. The festival is presented by Visual Communications, a National Premiere Asian Pacific American media arts center."

VERENGO DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
PO Box 1082
Franklin, PA 16323
tel: (814) 677-1260
e-mail: thelatonia@verizon.net
website: www.joannwheelerfineart.com/html/vdfa/index.htm
contact: Linda Henderson
deadline: TBA
theme: Western PA topics or producers - screenplay about PA Oil Boom Days
categories: dig, doc, edu, gen, ind
formats: DVD only
fee: $25
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Three categories of competition: submit 10 - 30 minute film, screenplays about PA Oil Boom days and if screenplay is selected, it will be produced during the festival. $300 prize in both categories - peoples choice."

VERMONT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
One Main Street, #307
Burlington, VT 05401
tel: (802) 660-2600
e-mail: info@vtiff.org
website: www.vtiff.org
contact: Mira Niagolova
deadline: TBA
themes: Justice and Human Rights, War and Peace, the Environment
categories: all
formats: Beta (NTSC), Digi Beta (NTSC), 35mm, MiniDV
fee: $25 (30 min. films)/$45 (30+ min. films)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Home of the world's oldest human rights and environmental film festivals since 1985."

VIDEOFEST
(November 2011)
4329 Belmont Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204-3033
tel: (214) 428-8700
e-mail: bart@videofest.org
website: www.videofest.org
contact: Bart Weiss
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, flf, gen, hor, newtech, retro, shorts
formats: all
fee: $20 and up
competitive
Fest organizers say: "From its beginnings, the Dallas Video Festival focused on championing the democratization of media through spreading the gospel of affordable video technology. Access to the low cost (and even lower quality) video camera was the key to unlocking the creative expression of countless artists, amateur journalists and individuals with an interesting story to tell. Moving into the second decade of the new millennium, the Dallas Video Festival is now known simply as VideoFest. VideoFest reviews hundreds of submissions each year, travels the globe seeking undiscovered talent, and scours the internet for the interesting and the unusual."

VIDEOTHEATRE, NYC
(Ongoing)
190 Waverly Place 3D
New York, NY 10014
tel: (212) 929-5213
e-mail: videotheatrenyc@aol.com
website: www.videotheatrenyc.com
contact: Dan Bianchi
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
theme: DV films, all kinds
formats: VHS, DVD, SVHS, BetaSP, MiniDV, DVcam
fee: $25
competitive
Fest organizers say: "VideoTheatre, NYC is a year-round DV-dedicated venue located in an AC, 100 seat theater on Manhattan's downtown theater row."

VINE SHORTS FEST
(October 2011)
1337 Ocean Avenue Suite B
Santa Monica, CA 90401
tel: (310) 587-2324
e-mail: info@thevineent.com
website: www.thevine
contact: Mark Rimer
deadline: TBA
theme: Short Films and Short Screenplays
categories: shorts
formats: DVD, VHS tape (NTSC)
fee: varies; please see website
competitive
Fest organizer say: "You can also submit electronically at www.withoutabox.com."

VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2011)
617 West Main Street, 2nd Floor
Charlottesville, VA 22903
tel: (434) 982-5560/(800) UVA-FEST
fax: (434) 924-1447
e-mail: info@vafilm.com
website: www.vafilm.com
contact: Tori Talbot, Director of Operations
deadline: TBA
theme: IN/JUSTICE and/or features made by Virginia filmmakers
categories: gen
formats: all
fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Festival will not be doing an open call for film submissions this year. We are instead considering films that are particularly relevant to our theme, IN/JUSTICE, and/or features made by Virginia filmmakers. If you feel that your film fits these requirements and is of high artistic quality, please send us a description, with exhibition history and/or reviews to info@vafilm.com. Please read the theme description on this site
www.vafilm.com/php-bin/news/showArticle.php?id=418 before contacting us. You will hear back from us only if we decide to request a videotape for consideration. UNSOLICITED TAPES CANNOT BE VIEWED OR RETURNED."

VISIONFEST FILM FESTIVAL: THE OTHER FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
PMB 155 - 6402 18th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11204
tel: (718) 837-5736
fax: (718) 554-0030
e-mail: contact@domanivision.org
website: www.domanivision.org
contact: Mark Doyle
deadline: TBA
theme: regional films only
categories: any length film
fee: $30 (shorts) / $40 (flf over 40 min)
competitive

VISTAS FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
1000 W. Page Street
Dallas, TX 75208
tel: (214) 932-6032
fax: (214) 880-0628
e-mail: vistas@vistasfilmfestival.org
website: www.vistasfilmfestival.org
contact: J. Frank Hernandez
deadline: TBA
theme: of, by and/or about Latinos or Latino culture across the world
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, flf, hor, kid, retro, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Beta, VHS
no fee
non-competitive

WASHINGTON DC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
410 8th Street, NW
5th Floor
Washington, DC 20004
tel: (202) 724-5613
fax: (202) 724-6578
e-mail: filmfestdc@aol.com
website: http://filmfestdc.org
contact: Tony Gittens, Founder and Director
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, ani, exp, fant, flf, kid, sci-fi, shorts
fee: $10 (shorts)/$20 (flf)
Fest organizers say: "International (English-subtitled) comedies, dramas, b/w with live musical accompaniment."

WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL: AN EXHIBITION OF INTERNATIONAL CINEMA
(December 2-12, 2010)
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
tel: (202) 777-3247
fax: (202) 518-9420
e-mail: joshs@wjff.org
website: www.wjff.org
contact: Joshua Speiser, Coordinator
deadline: TBA
theme: films on the Jewish experience or Jewish characters from any perspective
categories: ani, flf, kid, doc, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Beta SP, VHS (PAL, NTSC)
fee: no
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "Interested filmmakers should send VHS preview tape along with available materials. We also accept films year-round for out-of-Festival programming."

WATERFRONT FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
P.O. Box 387
Saugatuck, MI 49453-0387
tel: (269) 857-8351
fax: (269) 857-1072
e-mail: info@waterfrontfilm.org
website: www.waterfrontfilm.org
contact: Dana DePree
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, flf, gen, hor, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm
fee: $45 (over 60 min.)/$25 (under 60 min.)
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "Located in the lively summer resort village of Saugatuck, Michigan, this event will bring together new friends to celebrate American independent film in a very unique location. "

WEBFESTO STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
tel: (314) 606-9720
e-mail: info@webfesto.com
website: www.webfesto.com
contact: David Raymond
deadline: TBA
catagories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, gen, hor, kid, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Welcome to the Webfesto Student Film Festival where there is no time for script revisions or second takes. Send us a link to your hastily produced, improvised, or otherwise hustled short film. Help prove our theory that it doesn't take years of planning to make an entertaining high quality short film, and you could be the winner of a website featuring your short film. It is easy to entry and it is completely free."

WEST COAST INDEPENDENT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2011)
6630 Center Way
Guerneville, CA
tel: (707) 869-8264
fax: (707) 869-8267
e-mail: filmfestival@infostations.com
website: www.westcoastindependent.com
contact: Leonard Marcel
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, dig, flf, gen, shorts
formats: digital Beta, 16mm, 35mm
fee: $25
competitive

WEST COAST STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
San Francisco, CA
e-mail: wcsfilmfest@hotmail.com
website: www.wcsfilmfest.org
contact: Joey Garner, Director
deadline: TBA
theme: "Overcoming Obstacles" - open to university and graduate students in the US only
categories: shorts only (20 minutes or under); ani
formats: 35mm, 16mm
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "All proceeds from the festival and the awards banquet and ceremony will be given to Push America, an organization dedicated to raising funds for, and awareness about, people living with disabilities."

WEST VALLEY INDIE FEST
(May 2011)
2829 N. Glenoaks Blvd., #106
Burbank, CA 91504
tel: (818) 377-5111
e-mail: admin@wvifinfo.com
website: www.wvifinfo.com
contact: Vincent Tayborn
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: Beta SP, DVC Pro, DVCam, MiniDV, 16mm, 35mm
fee: $15-$79
competitive

WESTCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
148 Martine Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
tel: (914) 995-2917
fax: (914) 995-2948
e-mail: iis3@westchestergov.com
website: www.westchestergov.com/filmoffice
contact: Iris Stevens, Director
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: 35mm, 16mm, dig vid, VHS; VHS only for submissions
fee: $25 (shorts)/$35 (flf)/$25 (student)
competitive

WESTFEST SHORT FILM + VIDEO COMPETITION
(October 2011)
352 Cypress
Abilene, Texas 79601
tel: (325) 676-9620
fax: (325) 676-0642
e-mail: bsmoot@paramount-abilene.org
website: www.paramount-abilene.org/westfest
contact: Barry Smoot
deadline: TBA
theme: shorts only
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: VHS, DVD
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "WESTfest is a short film festival for works of 15 minutes or less, geared toward student and independent filmmakers. Cash prizes for the top three films, an Audience Award, and the Horizon Award for most promising student film."

WESTWOOD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
1262 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024-4801
tel: (310) 470-6008
fax: 310-470-4677
e-mail: info@westwoodfilmfestival.com
website: http://westwoodfilmfestival.com
contact: Nikki or Robert
deadline: TBA
theme: Independent Films
categories: doc, gen, shorts
formats: 35mm, DVD, VHS
fee: $25-$50
competitive
Fest organizers say: "With its close proximity to UCLA, Beverly Hills, Bel-Air, Holmby Hills and Brentwood, The Majestic Crest theatre is the perfect location to showcase and launch independent product. Westwood remains the capital of the single-screen palace theatre and no theatre in the area represents the spirit of independent cinema like the Majestic Crest. We will be giving away cash prizes and a distribution deal to the winners."

WHITE SANDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
101 N. White Sands Blvd.
Alamogordo, New Mexico, 88310
tel: (877) 345-6973
fax: (505) 437-4911
e-mail: davidgibbons@whitesandsinternationalfilmfestival.com
website: www.whitesandsinternationalfilmfestival.com
contact: David William Gibbons, Executive Festival Producer davidgibbons@whitesandsinternationalfilmfestival.com
Miguel A. Leon, Festival Producer Executive Assistant miguel@whitesandsinternationalfilmfestival.com
deadline: TBA
categories: doc, narrative
theme: family
formats: 35mm, VHS, DVD NTSC
fee: $35-$45
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The White Sands International Film Festival represents an elevated and exciting world class event model transformed and reshaped from the prior White Sands Film Festival which saw its last event in 2007. This new and international event promotes many film genres focusing especially on short narrative films and documentaries from around the world. It promotes extensive ties both internationally and actively with associated cities in Mexico. These ties are seen as the first generation in the film festival industry in supporting and promoting the film world in Mexico; never seen before in the history of the Film Festival business."

WILD AND SCENIC ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL
(January 14-16, 2011)
216 Main Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
tel: (530) 265-5961, ext. 202
fax: (530) 265-6232
e-mail: leslie@syrcl.org
website: www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org
contact: Leslie Jacobson
deadline: September 30, 2010
theme: adventure, nature, environmental
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, flf, kid, retro, shorts
formats: NTSC, 35mm, 16mm, digital
formats: DVD
fee: $20-50
competitive

INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2011)
718 S. Higgins (the Roxy Theater)
Missoula, Montana 59801
tel: (406) 728-9380
fax: (406) 728-2881
e-mail: iwff@wildlifefilms.org
website: www.wildlifefilms.org
contact: Jennifer Thomas, Director
deadline: TBA
theme: wildlife films
categories: ani, doc, educ, kid, shorts, vid
fee: $25-200
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The mission of IWFF is to foster knowledge and unerstanding about wildlife and habitat through excellent and honest wildlife films."

WILD RIVER MUSIC, COMEDY & FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
6660 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
tel: (612) 560-3200
e-mail: dav@risemediaonline.com
website: www.wildriverfestival.com
contact: Dav Kaufman
deadline: TBA
theme: music, comedy, art (filmmaking, painting, etc.)
categories: doc, exp, flf, ind, shorts
formats: 35mm 16mm HD24 DV
fee: $50
competitive

THE WILD WEST FILM FEST
(June 2011)
PO BOX #7254
Overland Park KS 66207-0254
tel: (913) 645-4207
e-mail: info@wildwestfilmfest.com
website: www.wildwestfilmfest.com
contact: Chris Dorsey
deadline: TBA
categories: dig, exp, gen, shorts
formats: Mini-DV, DVD, VHS
fee: $30
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Films must be shot over the weekend of June 4th. Please check out website for all the juicy details!"

WILLIAMSTOWN FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
Box 81
Williamstown, MA 01267
tel: (413) 458-9700
fax: (413) 458-2702
e-mail: contactus@williamstownfilmfest.com
website: www.williamstownfilmfest.com
contact: Steve Lawson, Executive Director
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, gen, hor, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS, BetaSP, 35mm
fee: $10-$55
competitive

WILMINGTON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
800 N. French Street, 9th floor
Wilmington, DE 19801
tel: (302) 571-4604
fax: (302) 571-4089
e-mail: bzimmer@ci.wilmington.de.us
website: www.wilmingtonfilmfest.com
contact: Beverly Zimmermann
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, kid, sci-fi, shorts
formats: VHS, DVD
fee: $6
competitive

WINE COUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2011)
Box 303, 12000 Henno Road
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
tel: (707) 996-2536
fax: (707) 996-6964
e-mail: wcfilmfest@aol.com / wcff@wco.com
website: www.winecountryfilmfest.com
contact: Stephen Ashton
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, ani, doc, sci-fi, shorts, flf
fee: $35 with SASE
competitive for shorts, docs and "first features" + Best of Fest audience prizes
Fest organizers say: "Featuring 'Films al Fresco' (outdoor screenings)."

WINFEMME FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2011)
Women's Image Network
Post Office Box 69-1774
Los Angeles, CA 90069
tel: (310) 229-5365
e-mail: info@winfemme.com
website: www.winfemme.com
contact: Joy Tuttle
deadline: TBA
theme: films that feature a female protagonist
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, flf, fant, gen, retro, shorts, sci-fi, kid, hor, + screenplays
formats: VHS, DVD
fee: $50
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Now all WinFemme Monthlies films and scripts are eligible for both the monthly screenings, stagings and the annual event."

WINSLOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
303 E. Seocnd St.
Winslow, AZ 86047
tel: (818) 219-9339
e-mail: info@winslowfilmfestival.org
website: www.winslowfilmfestival.org
contact: Jennifer Lee
deadline: TBA
categories: doc, flf, gen, shorts
formats: 16mm, 35mm, video
fee: $40
competitive
Fest organizers say: "This is the first year for this annual festival that celebrates the revival of the historic Route 66 town of Winslow, Arizona. On The Corner', The Route 66, The Lindbergh, Painted Desert and The Clear Creek. All celebrate a distinctly Western Americana theme."

WINTER SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL
(January 22, 2011)
808 Monticello Street
Somerset, KY 42501
tel: (606) 451-6766
e-mail: Steve.Cleberg@kctcs.edu
website: www.somerset.kctcs.edu/Student_Life/SCC_Theatre/Digital_Video_Productions.aspx
contact: Steve Cleberg
deadline: November 29, 2010
categories: shorts
formats: DVD NTSC
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Somerset Community College Theatre’s Digital Video Productions welcomes submissions of all genres of films of no longer than ten minutes in length. The Winter Shorts Film Festival is designed to showcase aspiring filmmakers of all ages from around the world. We also welcome submissions by seasoned filmmakers to serve as examples to our emerging artists."

WISCONSIN FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
821 University Avenue
Madison, WI USA 53706
tel: (608) 262-9009
fax: (608) 262-6589
e-mail: info@wifilmfest.org
website: wifilmfest.org
contact: Meg Hamel
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Digibeta, BetaSP, miniDV, DVCam, DVD fee: $30 (flf)/$20 (shorts)/$10 (student)
competitive
comments: "We present quality work that may not otherwise be seen in commercial theaters, and projects outside the mainstream film industry. We are looking for competence in the filmmaking craft; work that has vision and spirit; original subjects and well-told stories; and diverse voices.We look for films that represent different facets of filmmaking, from polished productions to no-budget gems. Each year's selection of films is a blend of significant pictures scouted from around the world, combined with smaller, under-the-radar works that illustrate a variety of filmmaking styles."

WITNESS TO THE FUTURE
(May 2011)
Peck School of the Arts
Department of Film
C/O Robert Halstead
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
tel: (414) 763-3256
e-mail: roberth7@uwm.edu / ang@uwm.edu
contact: Robert Halstead
deadline: TBA
categories: exp, shorts
formats: VHS, DVD
no fee
non competitive
Fest organizers say: "We are looking for experimental/underground videos that are shorter than 30 minutes. Please email for more info. Early bird submissions are encouraged. We will contact you upon receiving your video."

WOMEN IN THE DIRECTOR'S CHAIR
(March 2011)
941 W. Lawrence, #500
Chicago, IL 60640
tel: (773) 907-0610
fax: (773) 907-0381
e-mail: widc@widc.org
website: www.widc.org
deadline: TBA
theme: directed by women, girls or transgendered people since 1998
categories: gen, doc, ani, exp, shorts, flf, vid, dig, hor, fant, kid, sci-fi, new tech, educ
formats: 35mm, 16mm, 3/4", Beta and 1/2" vid, CD ROM
fee: $30/$20 for WIDC members


THE WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL

(July 2011)
P.O. Box 624
Woods Hole, MA 02543
tel/fax: (508) 495-3456
e-mail: info@woodsholefilmfestival.org
website: www.woodsholefilmfestival.org
contact: Judy Laster
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, gen, shorts
formats: Beta SP, Digibeta, DVD, 16mm, DVcam
fee: $25 (shorts)/$40 (flf)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Woods Hole Film Festival accepts films from all over but concentrates on showing films by first time and New England filmmakers. In addition to the screenings, the festival offers workshops, a screenplay competition, panel discussions, parties and more."

WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL
(September 21-25, 2011)
P.O. Box 1406
Woodstock, NY 12498
tel: (845) 679-4265
fax: (509) 479-5414
e-mail: info@woodstockfilmfestival.com
website: www.woodstockfilmfestival.com
deadline: TBA
contact: Meira Blaustein
theme: music
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, kid, shorts
format: DVD, 1/2" VHS
fee: $20-$50
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Festival has established itself as one of the best independent film events in the country by premiering exceptional films, hosting the most talented emerging & established people in the movie industry, presenting A-list concerts, parties and panels and creating innovative and stimulating programming. The festival has drawn rave reviews nationwide from filmmakers, industry members, film lovers and the media alike."

WORLD ANIMATION CELEBRATION
(May 2011)
30101 Agoura Court, Suite 110
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
tel: (818) 575-9615
fax: (same as above)
e-mail: wacfestusa@aol.com
website: www.wacfest.com
contact: Dannielle Robertson
deadline: TBA
theme: animation
categories: ani, exp, flf, kid, new tech, shorts
formats: 1/2" VHS, NTSC/PAL, SECAM, 3/4" NTSC/animation from CD ROMs, game cartridges, PC games, the Internet, etc.; may be submitted on video or on the original format
fee: $15-$75
competitive

WORLDFEST HOUSTON
(see "Houston")

YOSEMITE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2011)
tel: (502) 719-6706
4660 Natomas Blvd, Suite 120-68
Sacramento, CA 95835
e-mail: info@yosemitefilmfestival.com
website: http://yosemitefilmfestival.com
contact: Easton Stuart
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD
fee: $35
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Founded by environmentally-aware, eco-friendly filmmakers, our mission is to bring all genres of progressive, eye-opening, independent cinema to Yosemite and to foster an appreciation and understanding toward the preservation and majesty of our natural world."

YOUNG PEOPLE'S FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
Northwest Film Center
Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
tel: (503) 221-1156
fax: (503) 294-0874
e-mail: info@nwfilm.org
website: www.nwfilm.org
contact: Bill Foster
deadline: TBA
theme: works made by students in grades K-12 from Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho & Alaska
categories: flf, shorts, doc
formats: 1/2" VHS, 3/4" NTSC, Super 8, 16mm, 35mm
fee: return shipping only - $15 (U.S.)/$20 (international)
competitive

ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL & SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
(November 2011)
6122 Colfax #202
North Hollywood, CA 91606
tel: (818) 506-9124
e-mail: zedfest@gmail.com
website: www.zedfest.org/festival.html
contact: Ed Stephens
deadline: TBA
theme: Lo/No/Micro Budget, DIY, Student
catagories: dig, hor, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, MPEG4
fee: TBA
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Zed Fest is a film festival and screenplay competition dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of DIY, Lo/No budget, “B” and “Z” grade movies and filmmakers."

ZEITGEIST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
199 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA
tel: (415) 786-9967 e-mail: b@overcookedcinema.com
website: http://overcookedcinema.com
contact: B Berzins
deadline: TBA
theme: shorts under 15 minutes
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, hor, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: 16mm, VHS (NTSC), mini-dv, DVD
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "Tired of paying to submit your work? We have no submission fee because we just don't believe in a "pay to play" system. Our goal is to promote independent filmmaking/viewing. ZIFF is an irreverent film/video series in it's 10th year, held in San Francisco in the backyard of a bar called Zeitgeist (seats 300). We seek short films/videos (under 15 minutes) completed in any year in any category or genre that will hold the attention of enthusiastic bar patrons."

ZOIEFEST! --CELEBRATE THE MILLENNIUM!
(March 2011)
539 Salem Woods Dr.
Marietta, GA 30067
tel: (404) 816-0602
fax: (678) 560-6777
e-mail: weston@zoiefilms.com
website: www.zoiefilms.com/filmfest.html
contact: Victora Lynn Weston
deadline: TBA
theme: Zoie Films will host more than 60 films via broadband
categories: all
formats: all, NTSC VHS for screening and digitizing
fee: $20 (1-30 min.)/$25 (30-60 min.)/$30 (60 min. and over)
competitive

ZOMBIEDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
P.O. Box 16650
Austin, TX 78761
tel: (512) 929-0837
e-mail: zombie@slowkid.com
website: www.zombiedance.org
deadline: TBA
theme: The festival's primary focus is on short films containing members of the undead: zombies (naturally), ghosts, ghouls, spooks and all things creepy and crawly. This year, however, festival organizers have decided to open up the entry field and take all films of a "psychotronic" nature.
categories: all, but shorter is better
formats: all; VHS video tape for screening
fee: $15 only for films selected
non-competitive


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