Film Festival

For over half a century, the Chicago International Film Festival has brought to Chicago an exciting selection of bold, new work from filmmakers around the globe. We pride ourselves in championing young filmmakers and daring visions, and presenting the latest from the masters of world cinema. The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival is October 12 – 26, 2017.

FICCI is proud to announce that submissions are now open for films wishing to enter one of the categories of the Official Selection of the Festival’s 58th edition that will take place from February 28th to March 5th in Cartagena de Indias. Submissions will be accepted until Nov. 24, 2017.

There are six competitive sections one can submit their film to; Fiction, Documentary, Colombian Cinema, Short Films, New Creators and Gems.

Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois & United Tribes of South Carolina has officially opened its Call for Entries, accepting submissions of independently produced film and video, feature length and short length films, documentary, experimental, student, religious/spiritual, animation, comedy, horror/Sci-Fi and all genre of music videos, for the 20th Annual Native American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival of the southeast, held November 2017.


The premier venue for documentary film in the American West, Big Sky seeks non-fiction films of all lengths, forms, genres and subject matter.

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is now accepting submissions for CAAMFest May 2018.

CAAMFest is the nation’s largest showcase for new Asian and Asian American films, presenting approximately 130 works in San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland. Since 1982, the annual festival has been an important launching point for Asian American independent filmmakers as well as a vital source for new Asian cinema.

SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival shows environmental and adventure films that illustrate the earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet, and the work communities are doing to protect the environment. Through these films, Wild & Scenic both informs people about the state of the world and inspires them to take action.

The LA SKINS FEST, a Native American Film Festival, is now accepting film submissions for its 11th annual film festival taking place November 14th-19th, 2017 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA.

The LA SKINS FEST annually showcases works by independent Native American filmmakers that provide insight into the beauty, complexity and diversity of Native American people. The festival offers filmmakers an opportunity to show their work so audiences of all ages and interests can enrich their experience and understanding of Native American cultures.

Vision Maker Media (VMM) can offer reimbursement of up to $500 towards film festival entry fees (as VMM’s budget allows) for your VMM funded film. Upon request, VMM can send you a list of suggested film festivals, including Native American specific festivals, for your consideration.

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