Two Short Nights Film Festival 2014 Call for Entries

Two Short Nights Film Festival 2014 is calling for submissions.

Films of any genre, under 15 minutes are invited to enter the 12th Annual Short Film festival. Two Short Nights celebrates and promotes short film and the people who make them. Now in its 12th year, the festival is proud to nurture new and emerging talent and offers a platform for regional, national and international short films to be seen.

View the Two Short Nights 2013 trailer. https://vimeo.com/80476873

Two Short Nights 2014 will take place on 11 – 12th Decebmer 2014 at Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, UK.

DEADLINE: Entries close Friday 18 July 2014. Visit www.twoshortnights.co.uk for more information and to enter.

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Oska Bright Film Festival 2013

 

Festival: The Corn Exchange, Brighton Dome

Sunday 17 – Tuesday 19 November 2013

The 6th international festival of short films made by people with learning disabilities is ready to roll.

Oska Bright is unique. It is the first and only festival managed and promoted by learning disabled artists as a showcase for their creativity and skill as film-makers. Submitted films are selected by a panel and there is a variety of categories for which awards are offered.  There are networking opportunities over the three day event, projections onto the outside of the venue and it culminates in a lively awards ceremony.

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The 56th BFI London Film Festival opens tonight with Frankenweenie

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The 56th BFI London Film Festival will open tonight with Frankenweenie, a stop-motion take on the Frankenstein story, directed by Tim Burton. It will close on 21st October with Great Expectations, starring Burton's partner, Helena Bonham Carter.

The Festival has a new director, Clare Stewart, who's shaken things up a bit. Here's what she has to say about the next 11 days:

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CALL FOR ENTRIES - Lancaster Children's Film Festival 2012

Lancaster Children's Film Festival (LancsCFF) is issuing a call for entries for the upcoming 2012 festival, to take place from February 15th – 18th 2012.

Screenings will take place at the Dukes Cinema and various other venues around Lancaster.

For entry form and requirements go to: http://www.lancasterchildrensfilmfestival.co.uk/?page_id=34

Categories include:

· Live Action Feature: Any live action children’s or family feature (40mins+)

· Animation: Animated films with a run time of 40-120 mins suitable for child or family viewing

· Shorts: Any film under 40 mins. in length suitable for child or family viewing

· Child Filmmakers: Any films directed by persons of 16 years of age and under

Awards Categories:

· Audience Choice Award

· Young People’s Best of Fest Award: Chosen by young people aged 11 – 16

· Children’s Best of Fest Award: Chosen by Children’s Jury aged 8 -11

Submission Deadlines:

Early deadline December 1st 2011

Final deadline December 14th 2011

All submissions by DVD only.

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Last few days to submit to Encounters Bristol for Oscar shortlisting

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ENCOUNTERS BRISTOL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (16 – 20 NOVEMBER)

DEADLINE 30 JUNE

There are only a few days left to submit your short film or animation to the 17th Encounters Bristol International Film Festival (16-20 November). Submit by 30th June for a chance to win over 10,000UKP worth of prizes, or a prestigious short film award nomination (Academy Awards®, European Film Awards, BAFTAs, Cartoon D'Or).

The festival is offering heavy reductions for multiple submissions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ASAP if you are interested in submitting more than one film.

SUBMIT NOW AT WWW.ENCOUNTERS-FESTIVAL.ORG.UK

Here are the following awards and prizes available this year for competition strands Animated Encounters and Brief Encounters:

- 2 Grand prix Awards. Prize: 2,000UKP* (& Academy Award® short-listing)
- 2 European New Talent Awards, eligible to European Graduating films or first time European director credits. Prize: 1,000euro*
- 2 Best of British Awards. Prize: 1,000UKP* (all films qualify for BAFTA live action & animation awards)
- 2 Best of the South West Awards. Prize: 500UKP*
- A Documentary Award. Prize: 1,000UKP*
- An Experimental Award. Prize: 1,000UKP*
- A Children’s Jury Award. Prize: 500UKP*
- DepicT! Awards (details at www.depict.org)

Short films and animations are eligible from all over the world, completed from 1 Jan 2010, under 30 minutes in length from every genre (animation, live action drama, documentary, experimental and music video). The submission fee for a digital entry is 20UKP, and for a DVD entry it is 25UKP.

Be part of one of the UK's most prestigious celebrations of short film, and emerging talent.

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MediaGuardian Edinburgh International TV Festival, 26 –28 August 2011

The MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival is the essential annual event for anyone working in television.

Featuring prominent industry voices, the Festival is packed with over 50 individual sessions covering the most pertinent issues facing the industry from policy to programme making. Over 2,000 UK and international delegates descend on the medieval city of Edinburgh for three days of keynote speeches, masterclasses, debates, networking parties and screenings.

In 2011, the Festival will look at themes relating to the future of television, product placement, non traditional funding streams, international co-productions, as well as the established menu of controller sessions, creative masterclasses, networking events and a host of free workshops which are guaranteed to inspire and excite.

For the latest information and to register online visit www.mgeitf.co.uk


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Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival Celebrates 36 Years of Weird

Although the final schedule for 2011's Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival has not yet been announced, festival director Garen Daly has already noticed a jump in ticket sales. The festival, which began at the Orson Welles Cinemas, began as a 24 hour science fiction retrospective in 1976 and now stretches ten days, taking place at the Somerville Theater.

Like many other festivals, the Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival uses OpenFilm to collect submissions. The deadline this year is January 31st, but Assistant Curator Liz Pratt maintains that she and Daly will have plenty of time to finalize the selections. “We want to make sure we can receive as many submissions as possible,” she explained, “because this festival is a great jumping-off point for young directors and lower-budget films. And since we have so many hours to fill with the 'Thon, we can always find room to fit in something great that we've found at the last minute.”

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Discovering Latin America Film Festival will shine bright in London this month

From the 18th to the 28th of November the Discovering Latin America Film Festival (DLAFF) will reach its 9th edition exhibiting a compilation of the best recent film productions from Latin America. Award-winning films such as Argentine feature The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) and Costa Rican Cold water of the Sea (2010) will be exhibited in participating venues throughout Central London such as Odeon Covent Garden, Odeon Panton Street and Tate Modern.

The Discovering Latin America Film Festival (DLAFF) is the largest of its kind in the United Kingdom and for the ninth year promises to present the city of London with a wide variety of brilliant feature films and shorts, as well as exciting documentaries spanning the whole political spectrum, thrilling retrospectives, thought-provoking master-classes, enthralling discussions with film directors and many other events.

A chance to meet the ‘Argentine Woody Allen’ in person

One of this year’s star guests will be renowned Argentine director Daniel Burman, whose introspective style has often been compared to that of Woody Allen. Brother and Sister (2010), the most recent of Daniel’s films, will be featured in the fourth of the festival’s gala nights on Tuesday 23rd of November. Daniel will be present at the screenings to discuss his work and show his support for the Discovering Latin America Film Festival’s (DLAFF) cause.

Revenue from ticket sales will help a community project in San Salvador

Part proceeds from the 9th DLAFF ticket sales this year will benefit the Salvadorian Children’s Earthquake Trust (Salcet), a UK registered charity established in 2005 in response to the emergency and long term rehabilitation needs of children affected by earthquakes and other natural disasters in El Salvador and other vulnerable countries. The grant awarded to Salcet by Discovering Latin America (DLA) will be used to fund the construction of a sewage and drainage system for the San Carlos municipality, located in the northern outskirts of San Salvador.

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