**Brooklyn Girl Festival** (TBA Spring 2015, Brooklyn, NY) – Seeks to empower women and their unique and relevant interpretation of the world around them and strengthen the community of women filmmakers. $1.00 from each submission fee will go to the Reel GRRLS scholarship fund, a non-profit organization based in Seattle, WA that offers high school girls the opportunity to learn filmmaking and make their own movies. Submitted films must have a woman in the role of director, writer, producer, director of photography, or lead animator. Seeking entries in the following categories: Dramatic Feature (over 60 minutes), Comedy Feature (over 60 minutes), Documentary Feature (over 60 minutes), Dramatic Short (under 50 minutes), Comedy Short (under 50 minutes), Documentary Short (under 50 minutes), and Experimental or Animated Short (under 50 minutes; includes music videos).. FEE: $20-$70. Brooklyn Girl Festival, 227 East 7th St., 7L, Brooklyn, NY 11218, email@example.com,www.brooklyngirlfilmfest.com. Deadline: September 6, 2014 (early), November 22, 2014 (regular), December 12, 2014 (late), December 19, 2014 (extended, via withoutabox.com); Notification February 7, 2015
OUTrageous: Santa Barbara Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (November 8-11, 2012, Santa Barbara, CA) – Seeking a diverse selection of films that entertain, challenge, and educate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered communities in the following categories: Feature, Short, Feature Documentary, and Short Documentary. FEE: $20-$60. OUTrageous, c/o Pacific Pride Foundation, 126 E. Haley St., Ste. A-11, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, T: (805) 963-3636, FAX: (805) 963-9086, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.outrageousfilmfestival.org.
Deadline: July 25, 2014 (regular), August 22, 2014 (late), September 5, 2014 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January 27-February 7, 2015, Santa Barbara, CA) – Seeking entries in the following categories: Feature Fiction (40+ minutes, Narrative Fiction film), Feature Documentary (40+ minutes, Non-Narrative Non-Fiction film), Feature Animation (40+ minutes, Animated Feature film), Short Fiction (under 40 minutes), Short Documentary (under 40 minutes), Short Animation (under 40 minutes), Feature Local (40+ minutes, must live or be a student in the Santa Barbara County, email: email@example.com to inform them your film is a local submission), Short Local (under 40 minutes, must live or be a student in the Santa Barbara County, email: firstname.lastname@example.org to inform them your film is a local submission). Check the website for further information. FEE: $30-$95 ($5 discount with “Premium” Withoutabox account). Santa Barbara International Film Festival, 1528 Chapala Street, Suite 203, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. email@example.com, sbiff.org. Submissions open July 1, 2014. Deadline: August 8, 2014 (early), September 19, 2014 (regular), November 7, 2014 (late), December 12, 2014 (drop)
Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival (October 8-12, 2014) - The Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival’s mission is to provide a cultural alternative to the mainstream commercial film experience and to celebrate, promote, nurture and teach non-fiction filmmaking. The festival seeks to provide a window to the world and screen movies that inspire change. For 2014, submission is 100% online. No fee. To submit, and for submission guidelines, visit http://www.flagstaffmountainfilms.org/festival-info-2014/film-submission/. Deadline July 7, 2014
SANFIC Santiago International Film Festival (August 23- 31, 2013, Santiago, Chile) - Submissions still open for Work In Progress Latin American films. Santiago International Film Festival, is a film platform, cultural, artistic, industrial, educational and privileged symbol of the city and the country. Submissions are open to fiction and documentary Chilean and International films. DVD submission. Visit http://www.sanfic.com/galeria/encuentro-con-eugenio-caballero-2/# for Work-In-Progess instructions. Deadline for Work-In-Progress: July 7, 2014
Rencontres Henri Langlois (international film school) Festival (November 28- December 7, 2014, Poitiers, France) - International film schools festival. Any film directed by students in cinema and/or audiovisual can be registered for the Competition. Films of any running time or genre. DVD by mail. Visit http://www.rihl.org/inscription2014_us.php for submission form and guidelines. For any information about the selection, please contact Miss Camille Sanz, firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: July 8, 2014
Korean American Film Festival New York (October 24-26, 2013, Brooklyn, NY) – Seeking films of any kind that are by Korean American, Korean, and Non-Korean that are of interest to the local community. Seeking entries in the following categories: Short (maximum of 45 minutes), Short Competition (maximum of 45 minutes, completed after January 1, 2012), Feature (45+ minutes, completed after January 1, 2012), Video Art (any runtime). FEE: $10-$35. 55 Hope Street, Suite 218, Brooklyn, NY 11211. email@example.com, kaffny.com. Deadline: July 15, 2013 (regular)
Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival (September 4-7, 2014, Martha’s Vineyard, MA) - International Jury Competition: 10 films will be selected from worldwide entries and screened at 2014 Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival short film showcase. Jury members will select winning film for jury cash prize and presentation at Closing Night program on Sunday, September 7th. The festival is about exploring other cultures/people of the world. They accept either fiction or non-fiction types of less than 20 minutes. No fee. There is also a Cash Prize! http://mvfilmsociety.com/festivals/short-film-submission-page/. Deadline: July 15, 2014
AFI Fest (November 6-13, 2014, Hollywood, CA) - Submissions are now open and filmmakers are invited to submit narrative, documentary, experimental, animated and short films for consideration for the next edition of AFI FEST. The American Film Institute's annual celebration of international cinema from modern masters and emerging filmmakers, AFI FEST features nightly red-carpet galas, special screenings, conversations and tributes. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival for both Short Films categories of the annual Academy Awards®, and AFI FEST is still the only film festival in the United States to hold the prestigious FIAPF accreditation, assuring a high standard of quality and reliability for the international film community. AFI FEST is Los Angeles' longest running international film festival and has been bringing the best in world cinema to the film capital of the world since its launch as FILMEX in 1971. Visit http://www.afi.com/afifest/submissions.aspx for guidelines and to submit. Fees are $55 for short films, $75 for feature length. Deadline: August 8, 2014
**“KIN” Women’s International Film Festival** (November 1-5, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia) - The festival’s goal is to promote women’s creativity, establish a network between woman filmmakers from different parts of the world and give hand to a better understanding of different cultures and each other. The purpose of the festival is to address through films issues of violence, inequality, discrimination and other problems related to women’s rights and gender problems. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions; visit http://kinfestival.com/call-for-entries/ for submission guidelines. International Film Festival “KIN,” Str. Hanrapetutian, 49, apt. 10, Yerevan, 0010, ARMENIA, Tel./ Fax: +374 10 52 44 19. Deadline: July 28, 2014
**Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival** (October 3-11, 2014, Tampa, FL) – Seeking films of any kind that are by, for, or about the LGBT community. Seeking entries in the following categories: Feature (60+ minutes, narrative or non-narrative, may be animated or live action), Documentary (Non-Fiction of any length, highlighting experiences of the global LGBT community), Men’s Short (under 60 minutes, any genre), Women’s Short (under 60 minutes, any genre), Transgender Films. FEE: $10-$45. 1315 East 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605. email@example.com, tiglff.com. Deadline: July 15, 2014 (Late)
Ann Arbor Film Festival (March 19-24, 2015, Ann Arbor, MI) - The AAFF provides at least $20,000 in cash and film stock/services to more than 20 filmmakers, serves as a qualifying festival for Academy Award® nomination in the short film category and provides touring opportunities for select filmmakers. All submitting filmmakers will be notified regarding acceptance by approximately February 13, 2015 with the email address provided at the time of submission. Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contact list to ensure receipt of notification. Please contact Ellie White at email@example.com if your email changes prior to notification. Fees $30-60. Deadline: August 15, 2014 (early), October 1, 2014 (regular), November 1, 2014 (late).
SlamDance Film Festival (January 23-29, 2015, Park City, UT) - The Slamdance Film Festival is dedicated to new filmmakers. They accept films in every genre, on any topic from every country around the world. The festival program is selected from 100% blind submissions and they do not disqualify any films based on premiere status or date of completion. Their mission is to bring attention to the most talented emerging filmmakers, showcasing their work in the media frenzy of festival week in Park City, Utah. This year, filmmakers may submit through Withoutabox or our Alternative Submission Form. A hard copy application form is also available upon request. Please firstname.lastname@example.org for questions. For submissions, visit http://showcase.slamdance.com/Film-Submissions. Fees range $40-110. Deadline: July 25, 2014 (early), September 5, 2014 (regular), October 9, 2014 (late), October 16, 2014 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
The Athena Film Festival (February 5-8, 2015, Barnard, NY) - Now in its fifth year, the Athena Film Festival — a celebration of women and leadership — is an engaging weekend of feature films, documentaries and shorts that highlight women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world. Also, in an attempt to remedy lack of gender parity in film, the Athena Film Festival has created the Athena List, an annual slate of between 3-5 screenplays with female leaders or strong female protagonists that have yet to be made into films. Screenplays can be written by any gender, but must focus on women’s leadership. For submission guidelines and to submit to the festival, or the special Athena’s List slate for unproduced screenplays, visit http://athenafilmfestival.com/submissions/. Deadline: September 15, 2014
**Citizen Jane Film Festival** (November 7-9, 2014) - Accepting submissions for the 2014 festival: films in all genres and short or feature length. The CJFF programs films made by female filmmakers in all stages of their careers--from first time filmmakers to pioneers in the industry. If accepted, filmmakers are strongly encouraged to attend the festival in person to participate and collaborate with other female filmmakers throughout the weekend. Beyong the festival in the fall, Citizen Jane continues to support and celebrate female filmmakers through an ongoing film series at Stephens College throughout the year. They host artist in residences to screen and discuss their films to the public, and they also visit classes and lead workshops. To submit: http://www.citizenjanefilmfestival.com/submit/. No Deadline posted on website, submissions made through Without A Box are still being accepted for the November 2014 festival.
**LUNAFEST** (Ongoing events nationwide, limited submission window) - Since 2000, LUNAFEST has showcased the work of more than 110 women filmmakers and raised nearly $1.75 million for women’s causes throughout North America. They seek unique stories in short film format created by, for and about women. If your film is chosen by the LUNAFEST Board of Advisors, you get a $2,500 award. If chosen it will also be screened by audiences at more than 190 venues throughout North America and serve as vehicle for raising awareness and funds for causes that women care about. $20 Fee, $15 Student Fee, made out to the Breast Cancer Fund. For questions, email email@example.com. To submit, visit http://www.lunafest.org/submit-a-film. Submissions open September 14, 2014 - April 1, 2015.