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Lone Star Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jan 11, 2017
Final Deadline
Aug 23, 2017
$80
$60
Winners Notified:
Nov 11, 2017
The Lone Star Film Festival is held each year in downtown Fort Worth’s Sundance Square, which serves as the cultural and social center of downtown. Fort Worth is the 16th largest city in the nation, and the Fort Worth/Dallas metroplex consistently ranks among the top five media markets in the U.S.

Named one of MovieMaker Magazines "Top 50 Film Festival's Worth The Entry Fee" in 2015, for three consecutive years.

Past films include:

THE IMITATION GAME - MR. TURNER - WILD - WINTER SLEEP - THE ARTIST - THE DESCENDANTS - SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK - AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY - NEBRASKA - IT FOLLOWS - SHAME - PHILOMENA - MEADOWLAND - CAROL - ANOMALISA - LION - NERDLAND - MAYA ANGELOU AND STILL I RISE
Indie Fest USA International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Apr 9, 2017
Late
Aug 25, 2017
$25
Final Deadline
Aug 31, 2017
$35
$35
Winners Notified:
Sep 30, 2017
Indie Fest USA International Film Festival, established in 2007, is an exciting, entertaining and eclectic multi-faceted film festival experience mixing exceptional independent films from the U.S. and International filmmakers, screenplays and arts. To date we have screened in excess of 2300 films from around the world, been attended by more than 2500 filmmakers and 22,000 film fans.
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Experimental Edge Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Apr 30, 2017
Extended
Aug 25, 2017
$2-40
Final Deadline
Aug 25, 2017
Winners Notified:
Aug 27, 2017
2017 Experimental Edge Film Festival Season - local Tallahassee film festival that screens at venues throughout the year in the All Saints art district surrounding Gaines Street and walking distance from FSU campus. During our 2016 season we screened films at the 621 Annex, Grain Lounge, Warhorse Whiskey Bar, Fermentation Lounge, and the Plant Gallery! We host Early Screenings throughout the year and an annual festival that takes place over a few days at multiple venues - lots of opportunity for screen time!

Critical Edge student-run film & art microfestivals feature a season of small film screenings where we play many of our short film selections alongside local/student filmmakers, followed by an annual Film Festival. A typical early screening event lasts an hour, and takes place at a local cafe, art gallery/studio space, or outdoors (depending on the venue). Our larger annual event will take place across multiple venues, run longer, and screen both feature and short films - the annual event showcases the films selected as winners of their submission category (as well as other selections).

By submitting to the Critical Edge Film Festival, you are competing for the following opportunities:
- NEW: International Film Trade - 3 festival winning films will be chosen to exchange with FINDECOIN: International Short Film Festival "The Day is Short" from Venezuela, where it'll be screened at one of their venues.
- NEW: Film/Television/Media Market annual membership - we're offering 7 category winners from each festival 12-month iPitch.tv subscriptions ($299 value)! 20 selections from each festival will also be offered 3-month subscriptions ($117 value) to the creative project pitching service!
" iPITCH.TV gives Screenwriters, Filmmakers and Creators the ability to pitch and sell TV or Movie ideas directly to Entertainment Industry Buyers by submission of written and/or video pitches."
- Screentime/Publicity during various Early Screening events where audiences participate in the critiquing of selected short film submissions. Films screened during Early Screening events will earn the status of "Official Selection."
- To win trophies/laurels/selection status in a number of categories or win a category and to be selected to screen during our Annual festival event. Your film's promotional materials and your posts will additionally be shared across our social media pages prior to our festival.
- Entering an ongoing competition for display on our website and various social media pages as selections in our Photography category (excluding film submissions except by our prior e-mailed request). Photography selections may also be chosen to be made into our annual festival poster/flier, and the submitter behind each print may receive them upon request!

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Milwaukee Edge Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jul 30, 2017
Earlybird
Aug 28, 2017
$0-10
Normal
Nov 28, 2017
$1-15
Late
Jan 28, 2018
$1.5-20
Extended
Apr 28, 2018
$2-30
Final Deadline
May 28, 2018
$2-40
Winners Notified:
Jun 8, 2018
We're proud to announce our inaugural Milwaukee Edge Film Festival (MEFF) event!

Milwaukee Edge Film Festival includes a host of festival events that your film has the potential to be screened during. Many of our short films will be pre-screened during a pre-screening season before a student audience, and those students will act as judges in assisting us in deciding on the best films to win and be screened during our larger, annual festival event!

By submitting to Milwaukee Edge Film Festival, you are competing for the opportunity to gain publicity in a number of ways:
- Entering an ongoing competition for display on our website and various social media pages as selections in our Photography category (excluding film submissions except by e-mailed request)
- Gaining Publicity during various pre-screening events where audiences participate in the critiquing of selected short film submissions, and ultimately assist in the voting process as to whether or not they will be selected for the annual festival. These events for this season will start prospectively in January 2016.
- To win awards in a number of categories (as listed below) or be selected to screen during the annual film festival.

Like and share our page on Facebook, then send us a message receive a code for a free 10% off discount code to submit your film!

M.E.F.F. is part of a national network of student film festivals known as Critical Edge Film & Art Festival Network. The network has been facilitating student art festivals since 2014, and now is gladly expanding to Milwaukee, WI under the direction of Zachary Rosen (produced by Justin Verley). Please note: though we are currently accepting submissions, we have not yet confirmed the venue at which we will be screening selected films. Our event date(s) and our location are subject to change!

Critical Edge student-run film & art microfestivals feature a season of small film screenings where we play many of our short film selections alongside local/student filmmakers, followed by an annual Film Festival. A typical early screening event lasts an hour, and takes place at a local cafe, art gallery/studio space, or outdoors (depending on the venue). Our annual event will take place at multiple venues, run longer, and screen feature and short films - the annual event showcases the films selected as winners of their submission category (among other selections).
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US Hollywood Int'l Golden Film Award
Opens for submissions:
Mar 26, 2017
Regular
Aug 29, 2017
$20-30
Late
Sep 30, 2017
$30-40
Final Deadline
Sep 30, 2017
$30-40
Winners Notified:
Nov 1, 2017
2017 USHIFF Golden Film Awards (GFA)
For filmmakers to hone their craft, promote their work, and interact with a global audience.
The 2017 US Hollywood International Golden Film Awards Star Studded premiere red carpet Golden Film Awards ceremony will be held in Hollywood, California during the month of December, 2017,
The US Hollywood Int'l Golden Film Awards & Int'l Films Tour is an annual community event. The festival will showcase short films from around the world as well as providing a platform for up and coming filmmakers in independent feature films .
Representing the art and craft of cinematic storytelling, the festival is a platform for fostering meaningful global communication between all cultures through Cinema. The goal of the founders is to expose international talent and to build bridges of understanding and creativity within the film industry.
This is a great opportunity to expose a diverse range of talent to not only the public, but to distributors, investors and others who are in the business of film and fashion.
We invite a new generation of filmmakers to “Twist the System” by rewarding unique and unorthodox approaches to filmmaking, GFA emphasizes emerging technologies such as mobile devices and digital media in film production and distribution.
The Golden Film Awards will serve to showcase both established and undiscovered filmmakers by utilizing online video platform, and social media to share these films with a worldwide audience. The Festival Panel encourages and embraces "transmedia," a style of filmmaking that encourages interaction with the audience, specifically through the internet, social media, and online venues. Audience participation is the driving force in media today. Google, WeChat, Facebook, Twitter, Weibo are all shaped by and shape the content we partake in, absorb and mold. That's what this years’ festival is about.
The Best Way To Get Recognition both Your Shorts & Feature Film
US Hollywood Int'l Golden Film Awards enthusiastically pursues its artistic and public service goals; to enrich, to educate, to entertain, to initiate, to enhance cultural dialogue and celebrate cinematic excellence in any language. Our principle objectives encompass promoting film to an ever-widening audience as a powerful medium that inspires creativity, encourages introspection and compels exploration. The US Hollywood Int'l Golden Film Award (GFA) aims for a leadership role in providing an extensive forum for multicultural exchange in the heart of Hollywood and beyond. Also our goal is to search out skilled and creative next generation filmmakers and bring their work together – presenting them in an international, culturally political framework in order to best facilitate the exchange of imaginative ideas.
Categories: Film Competition
Drama
Comedy
Documentary
Animation
Action
Language
Music Video
Social Conscience
Romance
Sci-Fi
Screenplay

Submissions:
If you're seeking opportunities to get your shorts/feature film in the film festival, submitting your to US Hollywood Int'l Golden Film Awards (GFA) . Which is an effective and proven path to put your short or feature in the eye of filmmakers, directors, producers and other key visual media industry personnel and may be can get nominated for awards
If your work is chosen and you are nominated, you will receive an invitation to exhibit your film(s) at the USHIFF Golden Film Awards ceremony and all GFA winners are invited to screen their films in Hollywood,Ca, You will receive detailed instructions on submitting a master video file at that time.
Show the world what you can do! US Hollywood Int’l Golden Film Awards is now accepting submissions for its International celebration of cinematic arts.

Here is a video featuring Winners of our 2016 USHIFF Golden Film Awards held in Hollywood California

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBKGWNVAQZo&t=154s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5srUxLD0Wqc

Special Discount Code
GFA0617
$10.00 OFF

All Winners Will receive laurels and will be listed on the respective winners page on our site.
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Critical Edge Film Festival - Madison
Opens for submissions:
Jul 10, 2017
Earlybird
Aug 30, 2017
$0-10
Normal
Oct 30, 2017
$1-15
Late
Dec 30, 2017
$1.5-20
Extended
Apr 30, 2018
$2-30
Final Deadline
Apr 30, 2018
$2-30
Winners Notified:
May 7, 2018
Welcome to Critical Edge Film Festival (CEFF), congrats on finding us! We've recently expanded our horizons and opened this new festival in Madison, WI! When you submit to our newest (dare I say most northern) film festival, you're getting the opportunity to screen your film in the middle of a fantastic film community. This festival is taking place in one of the largest college cities and the capital of Wisconsin - in the midst of University of Wisconsin attendees and students from neighboring colleges who're the driving force behind the new wave of digital video production.

*We'll be screening films on our original date of December 3rd at the Marquee Cinema on campus at University of Wisconsin, but additionally on January 28th! Keep updated on our events for our inaugural season on facebook.com/criticaledgefilmfestival/events

By submitting to the Critical Edge Film Festival, you are competing for the opportunity to gain publicity during either various pre-screening events where audiences ultimately assist in the voting process as to whether or not they will be selected for the annual festival & to win awards in a number of categories (as listed below) or be selected to screen during the annual film festival.

Critical Edge student-run film & art microfestivals feature a season of small film screenings where we play many of our short film selections alongside local/student filmmakers, followed by an annual Film Festival. A typical early screening event lasts an hour, and takes place at a local cafe, art gallery/studio space, or outdoors (depending on the venue). Our annual event will take place at multiple venues, run longer, and screen feature and short films - the annual event showcases the films selected as winners of their submission category (among other selections).

Like and share our page on Facebook, then send us a message to receive a free 10% off discount code to submit your film!
Bridges Peloponnesian Corinthian International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Aug 4, 2017
Final Deadline
Aug 30, 2017
$85
$45
Final Deadline
Aug 31, 2017
$95
$55
Winners Notified:
Oct 22, 2017
«BRIDGES» PELOPONNESSIAN CORINTHIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL was established in 2008 in the framework of celebrations of 150 years of the foundation of Corinth. In order to be able to accommodate the needs of the vast number of cinephiles and cinemagoers of Peloponnese, which has proved to be big and varied during past organizations, the festival takes place in several cities in Peloponnese and Athens. The opening ceremony is held in Corinth and the Golden Pegasus Awards Ceremony in Nafplio.
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South Carolina Underground Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Nov 16, 2016
Normal
Aug 31, 2017
$40
$35
Final Deadline
Oct 5, 2017
$50
$40
Winners Notified:
Nov 12, 2017
The South Carolina Underground Film Festival celebrates all genres of independent film in one festival. Taking place in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina, SCUFF is truly an international film festival as we are seeking films from all over the globe. The SCUFF will be two packed days of indie films where fans and filmmakers can meet and mingle and celebrate obscure and independent film.

Besides promoting and showcasing the best in truly independent cinema from all around the globe, the SCUFF also promotes local filmmaking in SC. We will shine a special spotlight on SC produced films and filmmakers. Filmmakers will have an opportunity to have their works screened for a captive audience while competing for awards in many categories.

From the novice to the professional, from the student to the experimental filmmaker, SCUFF is seeking all type of films that may not be able to find an audience in more mainstream film festivals.

Drama, comedy, horror, sci-fi, action, animation, music videos, fake trailers, puppet shows, claymation, documentary, LGBT, and so on. If you can create it, we want to see it. The more obscure the better!

Do you have to ask yourself if your film is too much for our festival? If so then we definitely want to see it! Does your film push social boundaries? Would Sundance or any mainstream festival laugh at you thinking you had a chance to get into their festival? Then we want your movie!

Q&A’s will follow screening with visiting filmmakers and actors. The festival will end on the second night with a big awards ceremony as we give out the SCUFF awards! Follow us on Facebook and we continue to make announcements until the festival arrives! Good luck and we can’t wait to see what you made!

The SCUFF wants to promote and nurture independent films and filmmakers. We want to expose to the world a whole new segment of cinema that they would never see anywhere else. Because of this our film festival is FREE to the public! We hope this will bring out lots of people to all the screenings and create a fun and festive environment for not only the attendees but also visiting filmmakers.

Awards & Prizes

SCUFFY Awards will be given out in many categories. Our new SCUFFY awards were designed and sculpted by special effects artist Tony Rosen who is most famous for creating the Annabelle doll used in the films "The Conjuring" and "Annabelle". We also give our winners our famous miners helmets too! Official Sponsor Final Draft scriptwriting software will present software to the winners of the best unproduced screenplay categories. Unproduced screenplay categories will also receive free listings on InkTip. Producers have made more than 200 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.

Trophies and awards will be given for:

Best Feature
Best Short
Best Produced Screenplay (short and feature)
Best Unproduced Screenplay (short and feature)
Best SC Feature Film
Best SC Short Film
Best SC Filmmaker
Audience Choice Award
Jury Award
Runner up Unproduced Screenplay (short and feature)
Best Foreign Film

Many more awards and prizes will be added later so check back often!
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IndieFest International
Opens for submissions:
Mar 1, 2017
October Fest
Aug 31, 2017
$15
$15
December Fest
Sep 30, 2017
$15
$15
Final Deadline
Oct 31, 2017
$15
$15
Winners Notified:
Jul 10, 2017
IndieFest International is ongoing with new films and returning ranked films exhibited each month. Films are eligible for competition in the 2nd month following the month during which the submission was received.

20 finalists will be exhibited monthly online at FilmFestivalFlix.com. The top ranked 10 films (by audience vote) each month will remain on the festival platform with 10 new finalists joining the festival line-up. Films may continue to earn cash prizes, awards, and revenue sharing for as many months as they remain in the top 10 ranked films monthly.
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Halloween Horror Fest
Opens for submissions:
Mar 1, 2017
Final Deadline
Aug 31, 2017
$25
$25
Winners Notified:
Nov 30, 2017
Celebrating world-class horror films and the filmmakers who terrify, disgust, and disturb us. These films will keep you up all night! Watch the Films and BE DISTURBED!

Films are eligible for cash prizes, awards, and festival revenue sharing. Viewing is online at FilmFestivalFlix.com during the festival period to registered subscribers and pass purchasers. Category Awards are determined by audience vote.
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Sick 'n' Wrong Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Jan 1, 2017
Final Deadline
Aug 31, 2017
$15-60
Winners Notified:
Sep 15, 2017
Welcome to Sick ’n’ Wrong, the only film festival that peels back the decaying flesh of conventional cinema, cracks open the bones underneath, digs down through the fat and gristle, and rips out the throbbing black heart of film art so everyone can bask in its terrible beauty.

At Sick ’n’ Wrong, we’re not (just) about unspeakable gore, and we’re not (only) into shockingly tasteless humor—we welcome the weird, the uncategorizable, the aggressively bizarre. If you’re an indie filmmaker, and your work makes the traditional festivals cringe, Sick ’n’ Wrong is probably your true home.

Sick ’n’ Wrong accepts films of all genres and form: horror, black comedy, animation, documentary—anything that makes us squirm! Every selected film screens at the festival, and winning filmmakers will receive custom 3-D printed “Sickies” in the following categories:

Best Movie
Best Story
Best Performance
Best Music
Best Special Effects
Funniest
Scariest
Audience Favorite

Plus two more in these Sick 'n' Wrong–specific categories:

Sickest—for the most viscerally gut-wrenching visuals
Wrongest—for the most horrifically inappropriate story content!

Sick 'n' Wrong takes place in the oppressively pleasant Orlando, Florida and held its inaugural event in 2016.
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International Short Film Festival Kolkata
Opens for submissions:
Apr 1, 2017
Early deadline
Aug 31, 2017
$15
Normal Deadline
Sep 30, 2017
$30
Final Deadline
Nov 10, 2017
$40
Winners Notified:
Dec 10, 2017
This is one of the most prestigious festival in India. The festival is being mentored by legendary filmmakers like Sandip Ray, Gautam Ghosh, Kamaleswar Mukherjee, Sujoy Ghosh, Sudeshna Roy and many others. Last year, around 232 films have been there by 275 film makers from 29 countries. Winners get Cash Prize and trophy.
The festival has been started from 2016 and this year, awards will be given to Best film, best director, best camera, best editor, best sound and best script, Along with this, there will be 3 awards in the category of jury's choice.
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NZ Web Fest
Opens for submissions:
Apr 1, 2017
Final Deadline
Aug 31, 2017
$50
Winners Notified:
Nov 18, 2017
The NZ Web Fest is New Zealand's festival for online content, web series, shows, YouTube channels, fiction, factual, and anything in between. If it was made for online, it's probably eligible for consideration.

The NZ Web Fest held its first edition in 2015. The third edition will run 18 - 19 November 2017.
NYC Independent Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
May 7, 2017
Earlybird Deadline
Aug 31, 2017
$45
$40
Regular Deadline
Nov 30, 2017
$55
$50
Late Deadline
Dec 31, 2017
$65
$60
Final Deadline
Jan 31, 2018
$75
$70
Winners Notified:
May 13, 2018
The NYC Independent Film Festival provides a showcase for the best in independent cinema, including short films, feature films, music videos, and animated works. With panels, parties and a week-long gathering of fellow indie filmmakers, the 9th Annual New York City Independent Film Festival is the place to be May 7-13, 2018.

The Festival strives to promote an open and nurturing environment for artists, writers, actors, filmmakers and fans. We will be screening the best indie films and offering panels, classes, seminars and discussion groups as well as opportunities for the filmmakers and fans to mingle and network.

The NYC Independent Film Festival is eager to embrace fresh ideas and storytelling. We will be screening narratives, documentaries, short films, super shorts, animations and music videos. We are looking for filmmakers whose passion for the art form is real as they push films in new directions.
Oniros Film Awards
Opens for submissions:
Jul 1, 2017
Earlybird Deadline
Aug 31, 2017
$15-15
Regular Deadline
Nov 30, 2017
$25-25
Late Deadline
Feb 28, 2018
$30-30
Very Late Deadline
Apr 30, 2018
$35-35
Final Deadline
Jun 30, 2018
$35-35
Winners Notified:
Jul 15, 2018
The Oniros Film Awards is a monthly and annual award competition based in Italy, which celebrates films from all around the world with awards in different categories and genres. The OFA allows filmmakers to submit their projects to get it judged by industry professionals and compete with other talented filmmakers. Discovering quality and ambitious films is our mission, by promoting filmmakers’ works and by helping them realize their dreams. Oniros Film Awards is all about Dreams (ὄνειρος = oneiros, Dream in Greek language), ours and yours. Oniros Film Awards is conceived by Dreamers to Dreamers. DREAM BIG, ALWAYS!
Sunset Film Festival Los Angeles
Opens for submissions:
Aug 3, 2017
Early Bird Deadline
Aug 31, 2017
$25
$25
$25
Regular Deadline
Oct 31, 2017
$25
$25
$25
Late Deadline
Feb 28, 2018
$25
$25
$25
Extended Deadline
Apr 30, 2018
$25
$25
$25
Final Deadline
May 10, 2018
$25
$25
$25
Winners Notified:
May 20, 2018
With so few spots available at the bigger film festivals, independent filmmakers struggle to get noticed. After all the hard work of making a movie, there's nothing like seeing it on the big screen. Sunset Film Festival seeks hidden gems bigger fests often overlook. Sunset Film Festival programmers are looking for visionary filmmakers with fresh voices to share with an audience hungry for independent film.
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Filmchella
Opens for submissions:
Apr 1, 2017
Final Deadline
Sep 1, 2017
$80
$60
Winners Notified:
Oct 1, 2017
A Film exchange, retreat, and party in the desert. Where making something cool is most important. Open air theater, in the desert, fueled and full of filmmakers.

Hosted at an RV park and campground in Joshua Tree, CA. Filmchella screens only quality films in a dreamlike atmosphere, think Alice in Wonderland. There will be parties and seminars during the day, with films and star shows at night. Complete sensory overload.

If you're gonna go to a film festival, might as well have the best time of your life.
Oxford Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
May 1, 2017
Early bird Deadline
Sep 1, 2017
$40
$25
Regular Deadline
Oct 15, 2017
$50
$30
Late Deadline
Nov 15, 2017
$60
$35
Final Deadline
Nov 15, 2017
$60
$35
Winners Notified:
Dec 1, 2017
Home to the University of Mississippi, past haunts of William Faulkner, Larry Brown, Barry Hannah and John Grisham, current home of Ace Atkins, Jack Pendarvis, and listed as one of John Vilani's "100 best small arts towns in America", Oxford offers a unique blend of literary and artistic appreciation within the setting of a vibrant college town.

In it's 4th year of being named a Top 50 Film Festival worth the entry fee from MovieMaker magazine, the 15th Oxford Film Festival, to be held February 7-11, 2018, is a five-day event celebrating the art of independent film. The festival will bring filmmakers and filmgoers from as far away as Los Angeles and New York and across the globe and as close as Oxford to enjoy approximately five days of workshops, panels, and parties.

Recent years have included visits from Danny Glover, Robert Longstreet with THE MISSING GIRL, James Franco and Tim Blake Nelson with THE SOUND AND THE FURY, Academy Award winners and nominees, Oscar nominees, Independent Spirit Award nominees, and favorites on the film festival circuit in addition to local and regional films.
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Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest
Opens for submissions:
May 29, 2017
Early
Sep 1, 2017
$30
$25
Regular
Jan 15, 2018
$40
$30
Late
Feb 15, 2018
$50
$40
Final Deadline
Mar 15, 2018
$60
$50
Winners Notified:
May 20, 2018
Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest is South Carolina's first and largest horror film festival! The 2018 festival will take place over three days in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina and will feature some of the best independent horror films from all over the world. We will be screening all of our Official Selections at South of Broadway Theater located in the heart of Park Circle.

Forget the Oscars! We have the "Crimmy's"! All Official Selections (films and screenplays) will be competing at a chance for a Crimmy in over 20 categories. Our Crimmy trophies are designed by "The Conjuring" and "Annabelle" special effects artist Tony Rosen, who also designed the famous "Annabelle" doll for both films. Each trophy is handmade and signed by Tony himself.

Sponsored in part by ShortsTV, the world's largest distributor of short films, all submitted and accepted short films have the chance for worldwide broadcast deals on their cable channel, ShortsTV, which plays Oscar winning short films all over the globe. Screenplay winners will also compete to win scriptwriting software from FinalDraft as well as free listings on InkTip, where producers go for scripts and writers. Producers have made more than 300 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.

In 2017 "Best of South Carolina" named Crimson Screen one of the top 10 festivals in South Carolina and in 2015 readers of HORROR SOCIETY voted us their 2nd favorite horror film festival in the USA! Festival attendees come out to walk the "dREaD Carpet" dressed in their favorite costumes and get to meet the filmmakers during our mixers and Q&A sessions after film screenings.

Crimson Screen is a filmmakers film festival. You will get to meet other filmmakers from all over the globe, create lasting friendships and share your experiences with a captive audience. Professional to novice, first time filmmakers to well established, Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest showcases a wide variety of horror films from all over the globe.

We are seeking all genres of films and screenplays that contain horror element such as sci-fi, fantasy, comedy, underground, experimental and more...as long as there are horror elements. We take pride in the variety of horror selections at our annual festival and encourage filmmakers to submit any type of film and screenplay with horror, thriller, and suspense elements and themes! If you are lucky enough to be chosen as an official selection, you definitely will want to attend! We are not like any other film festival out there! We provide our attending filmmakers with two free VIP passes, a bag of swag, a personal welcome letter with wax sealed envelope embedded with our logo, and lots of other goodies also!

Filmmakers and VIP pass holders also have access to mixers as well as discounts at various bars and restaurants during the fest. At past festivals we have held "Maverick Filmmaking" workshops by such filmmakers as Steve Balderson, lectures on H.P. Lovecraft by authors such as W. Scott Poole, and have also awarded our new annual "Horror Icon" award to Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp) in 2016 and Joe Bob Briggs in 2017!
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Studio City International Film Festival
Opens for submissions:
Apr 20, 2017
Late deadline
Sep 1, 2017
$65.00
$50.00
Extended deadline
Sep 20, 2017
$75.00
$60.00
Final Deadline
Sep 20, 2017
Winners Notified:
Nov 10, 2017
The 5th annual Studio City International Film Festival will be held from Nov. 3rd to Nov. 9th, 2017. We take great pride in making our festival a great experience for filmmakers.

We encourage, celebrate and embrace diversity. Our number one criteria is the ability to tell a story. This is a premier networking event. In addition to drama, comedy and horror shorts and features, we have categories for music videos, web series, TV pilot, documentaries and animated shorts. Vlad Nikitin, director of the award-winning “Grand Chinatown Robbery,” says that: “This is one of the few festivals that actually likes filmmakers, unlike most that just screen your film and kick you out right after. I highly recommend this festival...had a lot of fun last year, great venue and organizers, open bar with a great host.”

The festival features live music, celebrity interviews, industry networking and extensive filmmaker Q&A. This year screenings will be at the Laemmle Theater in North Hollywood and awards night at the CAP Studio in Sherman Oaks. Every year we honor a celebrity on awards night. Last year actress Joely Fisher (sister of Carrie Fisher and known for "Ellen," "Til Death," "Desperate Housewives," and many other TV and Movie roles) was honored with a lifetime achievement award.

Engraved trophies given to the winners.

Good luck and we hope to see you in November!
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