Film Festival

Submissions are now open for the 2016 Calgary International Film Festival, which runs from September 21 - October 2, 2016.


June 1, 2016 Regular Deadline

June 13, 2016 Late Deadline (late fee applies)

The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center proudly announces the 35th Bi-Annual New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2016.  The Festival will be held on select evenings between September 18 and October 16, 2016 and will showcase the best in independent film by featuring premiere screenings and special guest appearances by film directors, screenwriters, cast and crew. For more information go to, call (848) 932-8482 or e-mail us at or!

20 YEARS AND COUNTING... Over the past 19 years, Urbanworld Film Festival has welcomed the biggest and brightest on screen talent, directors and key industry influencers. This engaging and unique five-day festival includes film screenings (Documentary, Narrative and Shorts), panel discussions (UW Digital), Live screenplay readings and exclusive music performances (UW Music).

Late Deadline: May 27, 2016

Extended Deadline: June 10, 2016

Festival Dates: September 21-25, 2016

Austin Film Festival’s Film Competition is open for submissions and will be accepting Documentary Features and Documentary Shorts until July 6. Submit before our May 20 deadline to take advantage of the lower entry fee!

Our Documentary Short category is Academy Award® qualifying, meaning the Jury Award winner will be eligible for an Oscar®! 

Largest Documentary Event in the American West Expects Another Lineup of World-Class Non-Fiction Films for 14th Annual Festival.

The WAYAAKUA Indigenous Audiovisual Foundation of Venezuela invites all indigenous and non-indigenous filmmakers across the world to submit your work to the “III International Indigenous Film Showcase of Venezuela - MICIV”, to take place in the city of Maracaibo from the September 29 to October 1, 2016. 

Narrative Deadlines: 

Early - May 2; Final - May 17

Documentary Deadlines:

Early - May 2; Final - May 24

IFP is accepting submissions for the 38th annual IFP Film Week, the only international co-production market for film - and now television, web-based series and VR projects - in the United States.

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival invests in the advancement of independent, innovative, and cutting edge cinema bringing 5 days of excellence in filmmaking to the inclusive and diverse community of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Approaching its 25th anniversary, the Philadelphia Film Festival continues to play host to some of cinema’s finest, such as previous guests Todd Haynes, David O. Russell and Mark Duplass. Other frequent visitors: distributors like Paramount, Magnolia and Drafthouse. PFF provides quality programming year after year, a multitude of parties and receptions, and, in 2015, a panel entitled “How to Fest Best” about upping your festival submissions game.

MLFF is a five-day festival that screens 50 films in Mammoth Lakes, California from May 25 – 29, 2016

Inspiring our community and future generations is essential.  We hope that the MLFF will unlock the creative mind of the public by providing emerging filmmakers an opportunity to have their films excite the community.

Are you a female filmmaker? Then please submit to our 9th annual Citizen Jane Film Festival that will take place November 3-6, 2016. We screen films in all genres and short or feature length that are directed or co-directed by women. We program films made by filmmakers in all stages of their careers--from first time filmmakers to pioneers in the industry.

NEXT DEADLINE: 17 April 2016

To promote the screenings of human rights cinema worldwide, Movies that Matter Support Programme offers modest small grants to human rights film events in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, especially in countries with limited resources and freedom of press. These events can take various forms, such as human rights film festivals, LGBT festivals, mobile cinema projects, school screenings, grassroots distribution and film outreach projects.


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Native stories that represent the cultures, experiences, and values of American Indians and Alaska Natives for your station!


Current funding, job, and training opportunities that support the production of Native content. Plus, additional information for filmmakers.


Hands-on educational tools for middle school to college-aged students that increase the Impact of Native films in the classroom.