FILM FESTIVALS & CALLS FOR ENTRY
POSTED DECEMBER 5, 2016
The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is
pleased to announce submissions are currently being accepted for the 5th
annual Bethesda Film Fest! Filmmakers from Maryland, Virginia and
Washington, D.C. are eligible to submit a short documentary, 5-30
minutes in length. Films must have been completed within the last two
years, all topics are eligible. A film by a young filmmaker, under 18
years old, may also be chosen. Selected filmmakers are required to
attend the formal screenings March 17 & 18, 2017, at Imagination
Stage in downtown Bethesda and speak about their work. Filmmakers whose
films are selected will receive a $500 honorarium. Young filmmakers will
receive a $250 honorarium. Entries must be receive by January 4, 2017.
Entries will be viewed by the Bethesda Film Fest selection panel,
consisting of award-winning documentary filmmakers Sam Hampton,
co-founder of Docs In Progress and Hampton Consulting & Film;
Chithra Jeyaram, Founder and Creative Director of Real Talkies
production company and Robin Smith, Founder and President of production
Entries can be submitted online using the link below. Filmmakers may also apply by mailing a DVD and completed application
to: Bethesda Film Fest, c/o Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District,
7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814. There is a $25 entry fee;
$20 for filmmakers under 18 years old. Entries must be received by January 4, 2017.
Online Submission: http://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/bethesda-film-fest
POSTED OCTOBER 28, 2016
Call for Short Films | AT&T Entertainment Project
Calling all Professional Filmmakers and Student Filmmakers for SHORT FILM SUBMISSIONS – No Entry Fee!
Have you created the next great Short Film? Do you have a distinctive
filmmaking voice and vision? Did you just wrap on an awesome
action/adventure, comedy, documentary, drama, experimental, horror,
sci-fi, or thriller?
The AT&T Entertainment Project
is an open competition seeking imaginative, undiscovered short films
from aspiring filmmakers and students. The competition seeks to identify
talented storytellers from across the U.S. who want their voices heard.
Whether you’re a Professional or Student Filmmaker, we’re seeking
compelling, groundbreaking, and unique Short Films of any genre that are
under 10 minutes long.
Benefits of entering the AT&T Entertainment Project
Submit for a chance to win up to $20,000 in cash, meetings with
industry execs, and a chance to have your project air on the AT&T
Finalists will be flown to Las Vegas to showcase their films during the AT&T Developer Summit, January 3-4, 2017 at the Palms Resort & Casino.
Submission deadline is November 18, 2016.
There is no fee to enter, but the contest is limited to the first 300 submissions.
All submissions must be under 10 minutes long and created after January 1, 2014.
To learn more and submit your short film today, visit the AT&T Entertainment Project site.
No purchase necessary. Open only to U.S. residents
of majority age. Enter by 11:59 pm. PT on 11/18/16. Void where
prohibited. Subject to Official Rules.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
Rosebud Film Festival Announces Call for Entries
The Rosebud Film Festival and Arlington Independent
Media now invite DC, Maryland, and Virginia film and video artists to
submit entries to the 2017 festival.
For over 20 years, the competition has recognized and honored the
innovative, unusual, experimental, and deeply personal in regional film
and video making. All film types are welcome, including features,
shorts, fiction, documentary, experimental, animated, and music videos.
The competition is open exclusively to DC, Maryland, and Virginia
filmmakers with works first released between January 1, 2015, and
November 7, 2016.
Each year an independent panel selects 20 nominees
from all entries received. This year’s festival will be kicked off with a
special opening night feature, followed by a mix and mingle on Friday,
January 27, 2017. The nominees’ work will be screened at a special
Nominee Showcase on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Spectrum Theater.
The five winners—including one Best of Show—will be announced at a
gala awards celebration on the evening of Sunday, January 29, 2017 at
the Clarendon Ballroom. In addition to promotional opportunities and
special screenings, the five winners will each receive $1,000 cash.
The deadlines and entry fees are as follows: regular deadline is October
1, 2016, for $35; late deadline is November 7, 2016, for $40. Students
pay a fixed $25 (per entry) when registering with a current, valid
school e-mail address. All entry levels include a one-year membership at
Arlington Independent Media.
For more information, visit www.rosebudfestival.org or contact Kevin Sampson at 703.524.2388.
OPEN CALL: DC INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, Feb 15-20, 2017
Open to films of any genre (documentary, feature,
shorts, web series, art and animation) and in any language (with
subtitles). The festival is known for cutting edge style and content,
first-time features, web series, experimental and animated films from
across the world. DCIFF 2017 welcomes interactive films and our
Poli-Docs in-competition screenings comes with carefully planned panel
Details at http://dciff-indie.org/submissionscall/ or via www.withoutabox.com and Filmfreeway. Discounts for DCIFF alumni.
DCIFF is a competitive festival. Metro DC Film Premieres required (we
do accept films that have had private/preview screenings in DC), East
Coast and US Premieres preferred; all films completed after October
2015; reasonable submission fees used to cover the cost of filmmaker
support: press, screenings, seminars and outreach. DCIFF is a fully
independent volunteer-run festival with an eighteen year track record.
Please contact us at email@example.com with any questions you may have.
GIFF 2017 Submissions Now Open
Attention filmmakers, screenwriters, producers and directors:
The 2017 GI Film Festival is now open for
submissions! We are currently accepting films of all categories,
including feature, documentary, short, and student, as well as
To submit your film or screenplay for consideration to be part of the GI Film Festival 2017 programming, please click here.
The festival will be held from May 22, 2017 to May 28, 2017 at various locations throughout the Washington DC area.
Early deadline – October 15, 2016
Regular deadline – December 15, 2016
Late deadline – January 20, 2017
Extended deadline – February 10, 2017
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