Film Festivals




Central & South America


Expresion en Corto International Film Festival

The Expresión en Corto International Film Festival is Mexico´s largest competitive film festival and the most prestigious of its kind in Latin America.

The festival offers a platform that celebrates a new generation of filmmakers. Last year, it attracted over 72,000 festival attendees and we received submissions from 82 countries. For 2009, we predict attendance to be in excess of 80,000.

We are presently looking for quality short films and documentaries to compete during this year's festival that will be celebrated in the amazingly beautiful colonial cities of San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato Capital from July 24th – August 2nd, 2009.

If your film is selected by our jury, you will be provided with a VIP package that gives entrance to all festival events while in Guanajuato where you will be able to meet with the best short film and documentary makers in Latin America and the world, and you will be available to the international media covering the festival.

We do require that you register your film and submit the following materials to us as soon a possible and before March 31st, 2009. In order to qualify for competition:

-You MUST register your film ONLINE through <> or <>
- We require 3 copies of your film in DVD NTSC multiregional format, these DVD's will NOT be returned to you.

Please also provide us the following materials on a Digital Press Kit CD included in your package:
- your complete mailing address and contact information
- fixed photo of the work
- synopsis of the work in three sentences or less
- an abbreviated résumé or summary of director's film education/career
- a photograph of the director
- film credits

Please find a letter in Microsoft Word attached to this message.

[Go to the "Files" tab at the bottom of this page in order to download this letter. - Wiki Master]

This letter is for you to PRINT OUT and put on the OUTSIDE of your package. It states to Customs Officials (in English and in Spanish) that the contents of your package have NO COMMERCIAL VALUE and are purely for CULTURAL PURPOSES ONLY, that your film will be participating in a film festival that is a non-profit, state-sponsored, cultural event.

Please mail your film and materials as soon as possible to:

Festival Internacional de Cine Expresión en Corto
Calle Núñez #20 A; Zona Centro
San Miguel de Allende, GTO.
México C.P. 37700

We are not responsible for the costs of shipping these materials or for any customs fees involved.

Please write on each package:
"Material para fines culturales sin valor comercial. For cultural purposes only. No commercial value.

Expresión En Corto IFF

July 24th-August 2nd, 2009
San Miguel de Allende & Guanajuato, Mexico

Deadline for Entries: May 1st

+52 (415)1527264 <>



Strasbourg International Film Festival

Mission & Objective
Its mission is to find and screen the works of new and emerging filmmakers from around the world. This festival showcases creative, edgy. out-of-the-box films in all genres as well as more traditional romantic comedies, daring documentaries, wild ride animation, musically-inclined videos, etc.

About The Festival
The Strasbourg International Film Festival is a film industry-friendly festival which places a strong emphasis on peer networking. Its events are designed to inspire conversation and open communication between filmmakers, distributors and other industry reps. The festival's goal is to be a fun, light-hearted, productive and successful event for all!

The Festival offers the following awards:

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Experimental
Best Director
Best Screenplay for a Feature
Best Screenplay for a Short
Best Actor for a Feature
Best Actress for a Feature
Best Actor in a Short
Best Actress in a Short
Best Cinematography
Best Costume Design
Best Sound/Music/Score
Best Young Filmmaker (Under 18)
Honorable Mention

Contact Information
16 rue des Veaux
Strasbourg Alsace 67000
Phone: +33 3 88 35 05 18
Email: moc.tsefmlifgruobsarts|ofni#moc.tsefmlifgruobsarts|ofni

North America & United States




Phoenix Film Festival

Contact Information
1700 N. 7th Ave, Suite 250
Phoenix, AZ 85007 - USA
Phone: (602) 955-6444
Fax: (602) 955-0966
Email: moc.mlifxhp|nosaj#moc.mlifxhp|nosaj



Palm Springs International ShortFest

Mission & Objective
Organized by the Palm Springs International Film Society, the Palm Springs International ShortFest provides a showcase and market for the best short-form cinema and its creators in the world, welcoming both student and non-student filmmakers.

About The Festival
The Festival is Academy Award-qualifying and has seen 64 ShortFest films go on to garner nominations, including 2008 Oscar-winners Freeheld (Best Documentary Short), The Mozart of Pickpockets (Best Live Action Short), and nominees Tanghi Argentini, The Tonto Woman, Salim Baba and Madame Tutli-Putli.

A library of more than 2,700 films is available to film buyers, industry and press in the concurrent Film Market, attracting new media and traditional Hollywood players alike. Every film submitted to ShortFest is eligible for free inclusion in the Film Market and made available to all attending industry and press for viewing at the Film Market headquarters and screening center.

Contact Information
1700 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Suite 3
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: (760) 322-2930
Fax: (760) 322-4087
Email: gro.tsefmlifsp|ofni#gro.tsefmlifsp|ofni

Sacramento International Film Festival

Contact Information
1500 West El Camino Ave #362
Sacramento, CA 95833-1945 - USA
Phone: (916) 524-5138
Email: moc.lavitsefmlifotnemarcas|ofni#moc.lavitsefmlifotnemarcas|ofni

SoCal Independent Film Festival

Mission & Objective
The 2009 Festival will present 10 days of movies to mark our five year anniversary with the theme "Movies You Need to See!"

The SoCAL Independent Film Festival in Huntington Beach provides an exciting festival for filmmakers and film watchers, providing an outlet for art, culture and entertainment through movies. In 2008, the six-day festival showed 116, along with special screenings throughout the year.

Our goal: Get movies seen!

AWARDS INCLUDE: theatrical presentation, hotel accommodations, distributor screenings, the classic SoCal Award Plaque, announcements in media, SoCal Shorts DVD, script readings by agents and producers, and more!

The SoCAL is building an upper independent film festival, that maintains the "independent spirit" while still providing filmmakers opportunities to advance their careers and get their work seen.

"It's destined to become one of the 'must go to' events," said Richard Michaels Stefanik, author of The Megahit Movies. And, in 2007, the SoCal was named one of MovieMaker Magazine's
Top Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" for filmmakers.

About The Festival
The SoCAL Independent Film Festival in Huntington Beach is organized by experienced industry professionals with the purpose fo sharing art, culture and entertainment through film.

The goal of the SoCAL Independent Film Festival is to bring exposure to Independent Filmmakers, allowing screenings for the public, industry pros, and press.

Each year, the SoCAL continues to show more movies to a wider audience base, bringing together film watchers, screenwriters and filmmakers.

Many of the films exhibited and premiering at the SoCAL have gone on to receive widened distribution and critical praise. Past winners include The Elephant King, Jackson, and Zebra Crossings. The latter two both had their world premieres at the SoCAL and have since gone onto receive critical recognition worldwide.

Previous jurors and screeners are volunteers within the entertainment industry such as distributors, agents and producers from many companies, including: Warner Bros. / Atlantic / Cotillion's Group Slave, G5 Entertainment; 7th Art Releasing; Sharon Smith Talent, LLC; Ascendant Pictures; Foote Cone & Belding; Rogue Arts; State of California Media Dept; AEI; Metropolitan Talent Agency, Barnholtz Entertainment; Niad Management; Videomaker Magazine; The People Store; VersusMedia; Cinemavault Releasing International; as well as others that may not be listed here.

The SoCAL Independent Film Festival is in Southern California's beautiful Huntington Beach.

It is a chance for Indie Filmmakers to share their work with other producers, distributors, industry professionals, and most importantly … the public!

Movies are watched and scripts are read by industry professionals, including agents, producers and distributors.

Brian Barsuglia (Director-Founder) ; Jennifer Noonan (Programming and Promotions)

Contact Information
19744 Beach Blvd. #221
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Email: moc.tsefmliflacos|ofni#moc.tsefmliflacos|ofni


Starz Denver Film Festival

Contact Information
900 Auraria Parkway
Denver, CO 80204

Phone: 303-595-3456
Fax: 303-595-0956
Email: gro.mlifrevned|sfd#gro.mlifrevned|sfd


District of Columbia/Washington D.C.



Atlanta Film Festival

Mission & Objective
The Atlanta Film Festival mission is to discover filmmaking talent and share their work with film lovers.

About The Festival
Since 1977, the Atlanta Film Festival has offered audiences the opportunity to experience the best in international and independent cinema, from works by emerging regional media makers to masterpieces from the world's celebrated artists. The Atlanta Film Festival is one of the most respected and longest-running festivals in the United States.

The Atlanta Film Festival strives to introduce new talent to audiences and has been among the first places to show work by then new filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, and Victor Nunez. The Atlanta Film Festival is also a qualifying film festival for the Academy Awards for the Live Action and the Animated Short Film categories, and in 2002 The Accountant by director Ray McKinnon won the Oscar in that category after qualifying at the 2001 Atlanta Film Festival.

Contact Information
535 Means Street NW
Suite C
Atlanta GA 30318-5729
Phone: (404) 352-4225
Fax: (404) 352-0173
Email: gro.vfegami|ffa#gro.vfegami|ffa

Savannah Film Festival

Trustees Theater - Savannah College of Art and Design
216 E. Broughton St
Savannah, GA 31401

Business office: (912) 525-5051
Fax: (912) 525-5052
Box office: (912) 525-5050
Email: ude.dacs|retaehtseetsurt#ude.dacs|retaehtseetsurt

Statesboro Film Festival

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New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

Brooklyn International Film Festival

Contact Information
Mario Pegoraro, Programmer
Brooklyn International Film Festival
180 South 4th St, Ste 2 South,
Brooklyn, New York 11211 - USA
Phone: (718) 388-4306
Email: gro.ffbw|90timbus#gro.ffbw|90timbus

Gen Art Film Festival

Contact Information
133 West 25th Street
6th Floor
New York NY 10001 - USA
Phone: (212) 255-7300 ext 505
Fax: (212) 255-740
Email: gro.traneg|lavitsefmlif#gro.traneg|lavitsefmlif

North Carolina

North Dakota





Rhode Island

Newport International Film Festival

Mission & Objective
The mission of the Newport International Film Festival is to serve the community by presenting unique programs that inspire, challenge, and engage a broad and diverse audience through the art of film.

More About The Festival
NIFF schedules over 100 screenings of feature-length narrative films, documentaries and shorts, including both international and US film premieres. The Festival is central and convenient, with many screenings taking place at the Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center, which has been NIFF's home base since its founding and has been in continuous operation since 1923.

Whether a look at new works by emerging artists, or a retrospective of contemporary world cinema; whether a program of music on film, or a Rhode Island spotlight, NIFF provides a context that stresses the art of filmmaking and media's influence on society. Festival films represent a broad range of cultures and locales, genres and aesthetics, and the daily panels engender lively discussion among diverse audiences. Stephen Holt of "Movie City News" proclaimed that NIFF "has the brains, heart, guts and location, location, location…to turn this festival into an East Coast version of Sundance."

Contact Information
P.O. Box 146
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: (401) 846-9100
Email: moc.lavitsefmliftropwen|ofni#moc.lavitsefmliftropwen|ofni

South Carolina

South Dakota


Nashville Film Festival

Contact Information
PO Box 24330
Nashville, TN 37202-4330 - USA
Phone: (615) 742-2500
Fax: (615) 742-1004
Email: gro.lavitsefmlifellivhsan|srekammlif#gro.lavitsefmlifellivhsan|srekammlif






1 Reel Bumbershoot Film Festival

Contact Information
400 Ninth Ave North
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: (206) 464-5830
Fax: (206) 264-7919
Email: ten.ffis|leereno#ten.ffis|leereno

Open Call For Entries
Short Film Narrative:
Films 30 minutes or less (including credits) in the narrative or fiction form

Short Film Animation:
Films that are 30 minutes or less (including credits) in the form of animation/claymation/digital animation

Short Film Documentary:
Films that are 30 minutes or less (including credits) in the form of documentary

Mission & Objective
THE 1 REEL FILM FESTIVAL is Bumbershoot's celebration of cinematic brevity - continuously screening over 100 of the world's best short films over three days. Founded in 1995, the 1 Reel Film Festival is now a Bumbershoot tradition, and is one of the nation's best attended short format festivals in the US, drawing nearly 10,000 filmgoers, filmmakers and industry each year.

About The Festival
Bumbershoot is the West Coast's largest music and arts festival, lighting up over 20 stages and performance spaces with the work of more than 2,500 artists in all disciplines, including visual arts, literary arts, music, dance, comedy, film, theatre, spectacle and more. Now in its third decade, the annual festival is a spectacular showcase and entertains more than 150,000 people from all over the Northwest and around the world. The full line-up for Bumbershoot is released in mid-July each year. Recent Bumbershoot headliners include Black Eyed Peas, Elvis Costello, Iggy & The Stooges, New York Dolls, The Donnas, Modest Mouse, Sonic Youth, Beck, Sleater-Kinney, Debbie Harry, Steve Miller Band, Kanye West, The Roots, Magnetic Fields, Macy Gray, Emmylou Harris, El Vez, Mos Def, Jurassic 5, David Cross, Lou Reed, Fergie, Panic at the Disco!, Wu Tang Clan, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Spaulding Gray, R.E.M. and hundreds more.

Dates for the 2009 Bumbershoot are September 5-7, 2009.
Bumbershoot is produced by One Reel, a Northwest non-profit arts organization.

For more information about Bumbershoot, go to

Beth Barrett (Programming Manager); Holden Payne

General Rules
All film submissions must be shipped prepaid and packed in proper containers to arrive by the posted deadline. Note: Deadline is date RECEIVED, not postmarked. Late entries will not be accepted.

Please mail to:

1 Reel Film Festival
400 Ninth Ave North
Seattle, WA 98109 USA


All films must be submitted on DVD. Do not put multiple works on the same DVD.
DVD Labeling & Shipping:
DVDs must be clearly labeled with the film title, running time and contact information (including name, address and phone number), and WAB Tracking Number.

Receipt Acknowledgment:

To receive acknowledgment of receipt of your entry, you must enclose a stamped self-addressed postcard with your submission.


Films selected for screening will be notified on or about June 15, 2009.

West Virginia



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