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  • Partnering these next months with the hottest festivals and markets so you can get full coverage.
    by Editor on November 24, 2018 at 9:32 PM

    We, at filmfestivals.com, are extremely proud of our relationships and partnerships with these amazing film events: AFM, Venice Production Bridge, Tallinn Black Nights International Film Festival, Industry@Tallinn,  FestForums Santa Barbara, FestForums New York, Montreal International Animation Film Festival - Animaze, WoFF Glasgow, UNAFF, Bridges Festival, Bahamas Int Film Festival, Houston WorldFest, Fantasporto, Global Content Bazar in Mumbai, Miami Short Film Festival, Mallorca Arts on Screen, Iranian Film Festival in San Francisco, Cannes Market and of course Animation Day in Cannes. We have also partnered for the past 5 years with key film events and forums organized by Winston Baker. Our contribution to the recruitement of their attendees has regularly been rated as the most important in terms of registrations, surpassing any orther prestigious international industry trade publications. We partner with the following events: TV Film and Finance Forum East (NY April 27th ) Immersive Forum and Film Finance Forum in Cannes (May 11th 2018), Annual Zurich Summit | September 30 - October 1, 2017,  Los Angeles  Entertainment Finance Forum March 2018... "We doubled registrations from your audience over last year and have generated more registrations through filmfestivals.com than any other partner including Variety". Katherine Winston - Winston Baker   Happy to serve the community bringing industry news and dailies to our audience and newsletter subscribers (190 000)   &nbs […]

  • Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is Now Accepting Submissions
    by Julien Dubuque International Film Festival on November 8, 2018 at 11:54 AM

    The festival will run April 24 – 28, 2019 We are now accepting submissions for the 2019 Julien Dubuque Film Festival and awarding over $25,000! You can submit your film via Withoutabox, or contact us for more information.   October 8, 2018 : Earlybird Deadline  / January 14, 2019 Regular Deadline / February 3, 2019 Late Deadline / February 23, 2019 Extended Deadline / Email I  467 Bluff Street Dubuque, IA 52001 United States I Website I Profile on filmfestivals.com I Facebook I Twitter I SUBMIT   Known for it's quaint location, friendly staff/volunteers, inquisitive audience, consistent communication, multiple screening opportunities, workshops, panels and other amazing networking opportunities and parties; it's no wonder JDIFF was voted one of the coolest film festivals and one of the top 50 worth the submission fee by MovieMaker Magazine (2016 & 2017). JDIFF also ranks as one of the top 100 reviewed festivals by FilmFreeway. JDIFF is ALL about the independent filmmaker! Dubuque, Iowa is a quaint city on the Mississippi and a perfect place to host the festival. As quoted in Filmmaker Magazine "The festival is smartly situated downtown, with an assortment of handsome venues all within walking distance" from the Festival Headquarters, located in the grand HOTEL JULIEN, the same hotel where Al Capone used to hide out from the Chicago Feds. Majority of events and venues are located on Main Street downtown Dubuque, allowing Filmmakers, Attendees and Special Guests to attend numerous screenings and events all within walking distance. We offer opportunities for radio, print and social media promotion, full shuttle service, home stay program and much more. We take care of our filmmakers and guests. Our final nominees are judged by our Jury members of Film professionals, such as Directors, Producers, Critics, Director of Photography, etc and choose the final winner of each category. Awards & Prizes $ 3,000 Best Documentary $ 3,000 Best Narrative Feature  $ 2,000 Best Short (3 - 20 min length)  $ 2,000 Best Short (21 - 49 min length) WE ALSO PAY FOR THE TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE TOP 3 NOMINEES OF EACH CATEGORY. *Some restrictions apply. We award over $25,000 in cash and benefits. Additional categories to be awarded (such as Best Actress, Best Actor, etc) but are trophy only. No cash and limited travel benefits. Rules & Terms1) All decisions of programmers and jurors are final. All entries will be viewed and given equal consideration.  2) NO ENTRIES AND OR FINAL SELECTIONS WILL BE RETURNED.  3) All submitted materials must include the FilmFreeway tracking number and additional information as listed in the General Rules.  4). Press Kit materials as listed above will be sent only upon notification of Officially Selected. The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival assumes NO RESPONSIBILITY of marketing and promotion if proper press kit materials are not sent after notification as deemed in the General Rules. It is the sole responsibility of the Filmmaker to send all materials listed.  5) Notification date is on or around March 15, 2019.  6). If selected as an Official Selection, projects are to be uploaded to the designated JDIFF FTP site. One (1) screening copy must be sent on a DVD/Bluray and/or thumb-drive (thumb-drive preferred).  7) JDIFF reserves the right to select films from the entire pool of submissions.  8) There are no restrictions on premiere or distribution status, but films may not have been completed prior to January 1, 2017.  10) JDIFF does consider works in progress.  11) All entered films grant the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival a non exclusive limited use agreement to use selected portions of films chosen for competition, and or use film promotional materials to promote the festival including the rights to utilize any excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at JDIFF for promotional purposes and/or on JDIFF's website. Filmmakers fully retain all rights, title and interest in their films and all intellectual Property.  12) JDIFF does not accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials. Please do not send us any original copies, master copies, the only copy you have, etc.  13). By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you certify that you hold all necessary rights for the submission of this film and have read the regulations.  14). Dates and guidelines subject to change without prior notice.  15). JDIFF pays for the top 3 nominees in each category to attend the festival. Nominee flights are booked 3 - 4 weeks in advance of festival. You will be given a deadline to send requested information to JDIFF for booking. If requested information is not received by cut-off, you will need to book your own flight and JDIFF will reimburse you up to $500.00. If you choose to book your own flight, JDIFF will reimburse you up to $500.00 for domestic, $600.00 for International.  16). It is preferred that nominees are in attendance. If you are unable to attend, you forfeit your flight reimbursement/booked trip. Thank you and happy submitting! […]

  • Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Calling
    by Melbourne Documentary Film Festival on November 5, 2018 at 11:44 AM

     CLICK TO SUBMIT   December 31, 2018 Earlybird Deadline   February 25, 2019 Regular Deadline   March 25, 2019 Late Deadline April 22, 2019 Extended Deadline Melbourne Documentary Film Festival's blog I  Website I Facebook I Twitter I SUBMIT I Email Three times now, The Melbourne Doc Fest has been rated as a Top 100 Film Festival on FilmFreeway and has consistently been ranked in the top 2% of the over 6,000 film festival in the world over the last 3 years. The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is currently rated as the Documentary Film Festival of the Year (2018) by FilmDaily. https://filmdaily.co/craft/best-documentary-film-festivals-in-the-world/ The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival premieres, screens and showcases more quality local Australian and International documentaries each year than any other documentary only film festival in Australia and gives more talented Indie Filmmakers a chance to compete and screen to a big, receptive audience in Melbourne, Australia. The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival presents a unique opportunity and supportive platform to showcase YOUR documentary, down under in one of the coolest and most liveable cities in the world, Melbourne, Australia. The Melbourne Doc Fest each year curates world class features direct from some of the hottest most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world such as Sundance, Raindance, Slamdance, Sheffield Doc Fest, Hot Docs, Venice Film Festival, New Zealand International Film Festival, Traverse City Film Festival Doc NYC, SXSW, Doc Edge, CPH:Dox and IDFA. Each year we feature documentaries, directed, produced, narrated by or starring celebrities like Madonna, Sharon Stone, Anjelica Huston, Shia La Beouf, Kevin Smith, Grace Jones, George Michel, Doug Liman, Ed Burns, Stellan Skarsgård, Noam Chomsky, Tony Bennett, Mary J Blige, Naomi Campbell, Whitney Houston, Elton John, Nile Rogers, Bryan Ferry, Stevie Wonder, Christy Turlington, Ricky Gervais, James Corden, Jack Thompson, Tom Wilson, Ryan O'Neil and Matthew Modine. What matters to us most is that documentaries are well-made, compelling, thought provoking, passionate and relevant to Australian audiences. The Melbourne Doc Fest is very much a filmmaker’s film festival. The Melbourne Doc Fest is one of the world newest documentary film festivals and one of the most fun and interesting stopovers on the international documentary film festival circuit. All our international guests genuinely have a good time at the festival, as well as seeing the sites of Melbourne. Our mission is to discover and promote independent Australian documentaries, and to showcase the best international documentaries to Melbourne audiences. The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival provides a public forum and supportive platform to allow emerging filmmakers to showcase their work. Our values:  We want to highlight and promote all documentaries, but in particular:  • Documentaries from Women in Film  • Aboriginal and Indigenous documentaries  • Asian cinema  • LGBTI documentaries Screenings at the Festival:  84% of films screened at the festival are from film submissions  16% are from distributors Masterclasses:  Each year we programme, Masterclasses, Seminars and Talks geared towards helping Documentary Filmmakers get ahead. Previous classes have included:  1: History of New Zealand documentary a personal journey with Costa Botes  2: Asian documentary with Nick Torrens  3: VOD and distributions with Beama Films  4: Crowdfunding for documentary with Pozible  5: Self-Distribution with Fanforce Success:  Over the last 3 years we have seen documentaries that we have featured go on to be picked up by the following:  7 Feature documentaries picked up by Netflix  5 feature documentaries that became Oscar eligible  4 documentaries picked up by Redbull.TV  3 Documentaries that had limited theatrical runs in Australia  1 documentary picked up by National Geographic  1 60 Second Documentaries  1 Great Big Story Innovative:  The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is the only festival in Australasia to provide feedback on submissions (upon request). The feedback is simple, straight forward, positive and constructive (like a review) and gives you an insight into what the curator thought of your documentary. If you are interested in receiving feedback you need to apply separately for it at submissions@mdff.org.au by no later than 30th April 2019. Feedback will be provided to you by 31 July 2019.  Our categories of Documentary Photography, Documentary Web Series, and Micro Docs and curated sections on Street Art and Animated Documentaries have never been attempted by a documentary film festival in the southern hemisphere and are ground breaking. Value for money:  While our film submission fee is in line and bench marked against other film festivals, our incentives for the submitter are much higher than your average film festival. Successful Feature Entries to the Competition:  1 x Open Access Pass to all festival documentaries  10 x tickets to your session at the festival for crew, friends, and family (not redeemable for cash)  Feedback on your documentary  The opportunity to win cash prizes, distribution deals, wine, and DVD’s  Promo code discount for all documentaries showing at the festival  % of the Box Office or % of Box Office donated to charity of your choosing Successful Short Entries to the Competition:  1 x Open Access Pass to all festival documentaries  5 x tickets to your session at the festival for crew, friends, and family (not redeemable for cash)  Feedback on your documentary  The opportunity to win cash prizes, distribution deals, wine, and DVD’s  Promo code discount for all documentaries showing at the festival Unsuccessful entries:  Complimentary double pass to selected documentaries at the festival (not redeemable for cash)  Feedback on your documentary  Promo code discount for all documentaries showing at the festival.  If the documentary scores an 8/10 or higher and does not end up being selected for this year’s competition, the filmmaker will be entitled to a fee waiver for a future edition of the festival. Post-festival service  We try to find other ways to show case selected documentaries at other festivals that we are aligned with, which gives you double the exposure for the same submission price (more value for money) and try to find distribution for you in Australia after you have completely finished your world-wide festival run. The money we raise through sponsorship and submissions goes back into the Melbourne economy as a direct subsidy helping venues, printers, hotels and media partners that rely heavily on events like ours. The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival aims to feature the freshest and most innovative documentaries from around the world, from short docs right through to feature length, award winning films. The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival looks to promote the best quality independent documentaries cinema has to offer. The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival team looks forward to bringing you a diverse, challenging slate of documentaries that will entertain, educate and inform, providing our audience with a memorable experience. Awards & Prizes The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is a competitive film festival and has 14 award categories, known as the Ozstars, which you can enter, they include: Pool A  Short Awards  Supreme Jury Prize Short Documentary  Best International Short Documentary or Webseries  Best Australian Short Documentary or Webseries  Best Short Director – International /Australia Pool B  Feature Awards  Supreme Jury Prize Feature Documentary  Best International Documentary  Best Australian Documentary  Audience Choice  Best Director – International / Australia  Best Melbourne Documentary Pool C  Documentary Photography Awards  Supreme Jury Prize Documentary Photograph  Best International Documentary Photograph  Best Australian Documentary Photograph  Best Documentary Photographer  Prizes:  Supreme Jury Prize Award - $1,500  Best Australian Short Documentary - $1,500  Supreme Jury Prize Award - Photography - $500  Other prizes TBA June 2019 Rules & Terms MELBOURNE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL  SUBMISSION RULES  The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival supports MIFF and AIDC but is independent and not part of either organisation. These rules (the “Rules”) apply to all submissions to The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Inc (“MDFF”). By submitting your film (the “Film”) for consideration for inclusion in the festival operated by MDFF (the “Festival”), you (the “Applicant” or “You”) hereby agree to be bound by these Rules.  THE RULES  1. Submission  1.1 MDFF will consider each submission received (a “Submission”) against the Eligibility Criteria (defined below).  1.2 A Film which does not meet the Eligibility Criteria as of the date of screening will not be screened.  1.3 MDFF may, at its absolute discretion, decide to accept a submission which meets the Eligibility Criteria, but is not obliged to screen any particular Film at the Festival even if the Film meets the Eligibility Criteria. MDFF reserves the right to change a decision to screen a Film at its discretion.  1.4 A decision made by MDFF to accept or refuse to screen a Film is final. Under no circumstances will MDFF refund any submission fees paid. Please ensure you check all dates, currency conversions and associated costs before submitting your documentary there will be no refund.  1.5 Successful applicants will be contacted in late May or early June 2017.  1.6 Successful applicants are eligible for six (6) free tickets to selected screenings at the Festival (not redeemable for cash). Unsuccessful applicants are eligible for a double pass to selected screening at the Festival (not redeemable for cash), and may contact info@mdff.org.au for feedback from 17 July 2017. But must have registered by 30th April 2018 gy emailing submissions@mdff.org.au Applicants must contact info@mdff.org.au to redeem their tickets.  1.7 Successful applicants will be forwarded a copy of the MDFF Screening Agreement. Submissions from successful applicants who do not agree to the MDFF Screening Agreement will not be screened.  1.8 You acknowledge that MDFF does not pay screening fees to applicants.  1.9 MDFF provides feedback on submissions after 17/07/2017. Filmmakers must apply to info@mdff.org.au to request feedback  2. Eligibility  2.1 A Submission is eligible if all of the following conditions are met:  a. The Submission is received before the due date of 19 March 2017  b. Production of the Film was not completed prior to 1 January 2013;  c. The Film has never been, and will not be before 12 July 2017, released on DVD, freely available online or theatrically released other than on www.tugg.com (however, the Festival may at its discretion accept Films which have been theatrically released or previously screened at other festivals);  d. The Film is in English or contains English subtitles; and  e. The Submission accompanied by the applicable submission fee  (the “Eligibility Criteria”).  2.2 MDFF prefers that Films be submitted in one of the following formats: 16mm, DCP (DCI Compliant), HD CAM, DVD, Blu Ray. All zones are acceptable. MDFF may accept other formats (such as Vimeo): please contact info@mdff.org.au to arrange this.  3. Return of Materials  3.1 Materials submitted will not be returned. We strongly recommend that you do not submit original materials.  4. Warranty  4.1 By submitting your Film, you warrant that:  a. You are free to submit the Film to the Festival;  b. The Film meets the Eligibility Criteria; and  c. You have obtained all necessary clearances in respect of the Film and the Film does not infringe the rights (including without limitation copyright) of any third party. Good luck filmmakers!    Good luck filmmakers!    &nbs […]

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