Film Festival

The European Film Market takes place annually in February during the Berlin International Film Festival,which is an early indicator of the film year that lies ahead. The public programme of the Berlin International Film Festival shows about 400 films per year, mostly international or European premieres.

Cine Las Americas invites filmmakers, producers and distributors to participate in the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, now in its twenty-first consecutive year. The festival showcases contemporary films and videos from Latin America (North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean) and the Iberian Peninsula. Films and videos made by or about Latinxs in the U.S. or the rest of the world, as well as films and videos by or about Indigenous groups of the Americas are also invited to participate.

Call for submissions to AFI Docs 2018 Film Festival is now open. What makes AFI Docs stand out is that it is an exclusively documentary focused film festival. 

They are seeking both documentary shorts and features of any topic. 

Check out the FAQs and apply here. 


Early: November 27

Regular: January 26

Late: February 23

No fee!

Native American, Hawaiian Pacific Islanders and First Nations of Canada filmmakers are invited to submit their short documentaries, 7 minutes and under, to the Audience Awards Native American Doc Challenge. They also seek documentaries shot in 360. 

Championed by Native American filmmaker and actor, Forrest Goodluck, an industry jury will judge the films and the top 8 films will screen at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in February 2018.  The showcase of the top eight films will also screen at AudFest in LA in the Spring. 

Hot Docs is not accepting film submissions for their 2018 Festival. They accept Canadian and international documentaries of all lengths and subject matter.

For elibility all submissions:

The programme submission for INPUT 2018 is now open. Please have a very close look at the Regulations before you decide which programmes to submit.

This year INPUT is asking for programmes and projects that fit into the following four categories:

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.

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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