Speechless Film Festival 2017 Call for Entries

Date posted: Sep 20th, 2016

View More >

The 5th annual international Speechless Film Festival is now accepting entries for the 2017 competition. Speechless is inspired by the universal art of visual storytelling. The festival screens short films, feature films, and animations in a broad range of categories including the signature contests—Speechless Shorts. Read more about our unique mission and filmmaker focus. The 2017 categories and prizes include:

Made in Minnesota, Best of Show $500
Speechless Shorts (Professional), Best of Show $1,000 
Speechless Shorts (Student), Best of Show $500
Features, Best of Show $500
Shorts, Best of Show $500  
Animation/Experimental, Best of Show $500 

Entries are due January 8, 2017. Films are accepted through online submission platforms withoutabox.com and filmfreeway.com. For more information on category requirements and how to submit, visit www.speechlessfilmfestival.com/submit/
The 2017 Speechless Film Festival will occur in several venues downtown Mankato from Thursday-Saturday, March 16-18. 


Contact Info

Phone: (507) 344-7732

Email Address: info@speechlessfilmfestival.com

Website: http://speechlessfilmfestival.com/

Post is in Categories

Calls For Entry

The Mespies - Now Accepting Submissions!

Date posted: Sep 15th, 2016

View More >

All filmmakers are encourage to submit their valued works to the 2017 Mespies!

• Held in Minneapolis, Minnesota 

• From March 24 to March 29, 2017 

• In one of America's most beautiful theaters, the Heights.

The Mespies are a celebration of ambition, innovation, and courage in modern independent cinema. We roar with standing ovations, present medals to filmmakers with our utmost respect and admiration, engage directors/writers/actors/crew with in-depth on-camera interviews, and even write reviews, each and every audience member, and send them to the makers with our sincerest best wishes. In short, the Mespies does everything it can to push independent cinema in the direction we want it to go -- towards more ambitious stories, made in more innovative ways, told by the most courageous filmmakers.

Hosted by Cineapolis, a dominant filmmaking collaborative based in Minneapolis, responsible for three feature films in the past year: Achilles (2016), Salone (2016), and The Best of India, Late at Night (2016). Every Cineapolis premiere is a mini-festival in and of themselves, so it's even better that we'll be premiering two of our own works at the Mespies! (Out-of-competition, of course.)

More details: www.mespie.com

Submit now: filmfreeway.com/festival/TheMespies


Contact Info

Phone: (612) 229-4533

Email Address: aswar@cineapolis.co

Website: http://www.mespie.com

Post is in Categories

Calls For Entry / Events

2016 Fusion Doc Challenge

Date posted: Sep 14th, 2016

View More >

Gather a team and get ready to take the doc challenge! 

Filmmakers from around the world are invited to register for our FUSION Doc Challenge to make a mini documentary in 5 days and premiere at the 2017 Slamdance Film Festival!

Click here for all the details and breakdown of cash prizes and benefits.


Contact Info

Phone: (406) 532-5396

Email Address: robin@audawards.com

Website: https://theaudienceawards.com/fusion/2016-fusiondocchallenge

Post is in Categories

Calls For Entry

36th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

Date posted: Jul 13th, 2016

View More >

Submissions are now open for the 36th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. Films made after January 1, 2016 are now being accepted for consideration.

Presented by the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, MSPIFF is one of North America’s largest and longest-running film festivals. The festival annually features new films from more than 70 countries to an audience of over 45,000 and attracts around 250 visiting industry guests from around the world. Panel discussions, parties and student screenings are highlights of the festival’s 17-day run each year.

In recognition of Minnesota’s filmmaking community, MSPIFF offers one (1) complimentary submission per individual for projects that qualify as “Minnesota Made” and are submitted before the Late Deadline, November 15, 2016. Eligible “Minnesota Made” films submitted between November 16 – December 31, 2016 may request a 50% discounted entry. To qualify, a film’s director must be a current Minnesota resident OR a combined 50% or more of production and/or post-production must have taken place in Minnesota. Please email submissions@mspfilm.org to claim this fee waiver.

Submissions are accepted through Withoutabox and FilmFreeway with the following deadlines:

Earlybird: September 1, 2016

Regular: October 15, 2016

Late: November 15, 2016

Extended: December 15, 2016

Withoutabox Extended: December 31, 2016

For information regarding awards, deadlines, fees, official guidelines, and links to the submissions platforms, please visit mspfilm.org/mspiff-submissions.


Contact Info

Phone: (612) 331-7563

Email Address: submissions@mspfilm.org

Website: http://mspfilm.org

Post is in Categories

Calls For Entry

2017 Frozen Film Festival - Saint Paul

Date posted: Jun 28th, 2016

View More >

Submissions for the 2017 Frozen Film Festival are now being accepted! 

Please submit here:    https://filmfreeway.com/festival/frozenfilmfest  

The Second Annual Frozen Film Festival will be held February 2017, as an OFFICIAL Event of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival! The 2016 festival was very well received, with many in attendance from around the world and country. Celebrities such as Daniel Baldwin were in attendance with their films, panel discussions lead by Erik Stolhanske, and Red Bull Sponsored events. Submit your film for consideration. The festival is sure to be a great time for all in attendance!!!



Contact Info

Phone: (651) 387-1867

Email Address: info@stpff.com

Website: http://www.stpff.com

Post is in Categories

Calls For Entry