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The 4th Annual California’s American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival will be presented November 17-19 at California State University San Marcos campus and will conclude Saturday November 19 with a VIP Reception and Film Screening at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula California.
Entry deadline is September 2, 2016.

The 41st Annual American Indian Film Festival will be presented Nov. 4 - 12 in San Francisco, and will conclude Saturday, Nov. 12 with its annual American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show (AIMPAS) and will be broadcasted in selected cities.

MAJOR CATEGORIES FOR COMPETITION: Documentary Feature • Documentary Short • Feature Film • Live Short Subject • Music Video • Animated Short •Public Service • Industrial

DOK Leipzig seeks submissions of documentaries (including animation) and interactive nonfictional works (webdocs, apps, VR, etc.) works for its 2016 festival.  Final deadline: Thursday, July 7th

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!

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 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.

NEXT DEADLINE: 12 September 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.

The Woodstock Film Festival has established itself as one of the best independent film events in the country by premiering exceptional films by established and emerging filmmakers. The fest also presents A-list concerts, parties, panels, and creates innovative and stimulating programming including Focus on Music, Exposure and the Youth Initiative.

Submit to the world’s top independent TV festival!

NYTVF's 12th Annual Independent Pilot Competition is now accepting original TV, web and digital series pilots, 4-60 minutes in ALL genres.

The NYTVF is like no other Festival in the world: offering indie creators year-round opportunities to submit, providing unprecedented access to TV and digital buyers and decision-makers, and awarding GUARANTEED development opportunities with networks and platforms including Bento Box Entertainment, Comedy Central, IFC, Seeso, truTV, and many more!

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