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A film is not a film till it reaches an audience. Your films deserve a better life outside the confines of the deep, dark recesses of your bedroom drawer. Be Bold; Be Brave! Go beyond a living room screening of your films and take them to the world stage. Below are the international film festivals that you can take part in from now till September. So pick your niche and send them out now!

upcoming_festivals1.jpgJune-July Deadlines

14th Nature Film Festival of Namur
Location: Wépion, Belgium
Festival Date: 11 – 19 October 2008
Call for Entry: 15 June (Professional Competition) 01 September 2008 (Non-professional and Photographers)
Website: http://www.festivalnaturenamur.be

Ourense Independent Film Festival
Location: Ourense, Spain
Festival Date: 11 – 18 October, 2008
Call for Entry: 10 June, 2008
Website: http://www.ouff.org/index.php/content/view/35/61/lang,english/

10th International Panorama of Independent Film and Video Makers
Location: Patras City, Greece
Festival Date: 22 – 30 September 2008
Call for Entry: 1 July, 2008
Website: http://www.independent.gr

Columbus International Film and Video Festival (Chris Awards)
Location: Columbus, United States
Festival Date: November 2008, TBA
Call for Entry: 1 July 2008
Website: www.chrisawards.org

Molodist Film Festival of Kiev
Location: Kiev, Ukraine
Festival Date: 18 – 26 October 2008
Call for Entry: 1 July 2008
Website: http://www.molodist.com

Vancouver International Film Festival
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Festival Date: 25 September – 10 October 2008
Call for Entry: 1 July 2008
Website: www.viff.org

24th International Short Film Festival of Berlin
Location: Berlin, Germany
Festival Date: 4 – 9 November 2008
Call for Entry: 4 July 2008
Website: http://www.interfilm.de/festival_2008_eng.php

Bite the Mango
Location: Bradford, United Kingdom
Festival Date: 21 – 27 September 2008
Call for Entry: 4 July 2008
Website: http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/btm/2007/index.asp

5th Bahamas International Film Festival
Location: Nassau, Bahamas
Festival Date: 4 – 11 December 2008
Call for Entry: 7 July 2008, TBA
Website: http://www.bintlfilmfest.com/

13th Siena International Short Film Festival
Location: Sienna, Italy
Festival Date: 24 – 29 November 2008
Call for Entry: 7 July 2008
Website: http://www.cortoitaliacinema.com

American Conservation Film Festival
Location: Shepardstown, United States
Festival Date: 6 – 9 November 2008
Call for Entry: 11 July 2008
Website: http://www.conservationfilm.org

46th New York Film Festival
Location: New York, United States
Festival Date: 26 September – 12 October 2008
Call for EntryCall for Entry: 14 July 2008, 5pm
Website: www.filmlinc.com/nyff/nyff.htm

11th Indie Memphis Film Festival
Location: Memphis, TN
Festival Date: 9 – 16 October, 2008
Call for Entry: 15 July 2008
Website: http://www.indiememphis.com/

17th St. Louis International Film Festival
Location: St. Louis, United States
Festival Date: 13 – 23 November 2008, TBA
Call for Entry: 16 April – 15 July 2008
Website: http://www.cinemastlouis.org

21st Tokyo International Film Festival
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Festival Date: 18 – 26 October 2008, TBA
Call for Entry: 15 July 2008 (Registration)
Website: http://www.tiff-jp.net

31st Starz Denver Film Festival
Location: Denver, United States
Festival Date: 13-23 November 2008
Call for Entry: 15 July 2008
Website: www.denverfilm.org

35th Telluride Film Festival
Location: Telluride, United States
Festival Date: 29 August – 01 September 2008
Call for Entry: Shorts and Student Films – April 15 to July 1
Features-April 15 to July 15
Website: www.telluridefilmfestival.com

DOK Leipzig – International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Festival Date: 27 October – 02 November 2008
Call for Entry: 30 May 2008 [for films completed before 1 May]; 18 July 2008 [for films completed after 1 May]
Website: http://www.dok-leipzig.de/v2/cms/en/home/page92.html

Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival
Location: Sudbury, Canada
Festival Date: 13 – 21 September 2008
Call for Entry: 27 June 2008 (Regular)
18 July 2008 (Late Submissions)
Website: www.cinefest.com

Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Festival Date: 26 September – 2 October 2008
Deadline: July 18, 2008
Website: http://www.closetcinema.org/

AFI Fest
Location: Los Angeles, United States
Festival Date: 30 October – 09 November 2008
Call for Entry: Short film final deadline – July 11, 2008; Feature film final deadline – July 21, 2008
Website: www.afi.com

14th Bradford Animation Festival (Baf!)
Location: Bradford, United Kingdom
Festival Date: 12 – 15 November 2008
Call for Entry: 25 July 2008
Website: http://www.baf.org.uk

19th Hamburg International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Festival Date: 21 – 26 October 2008
Call for Entry: 25 July 2008
Website: http://www.lsf-hamburg.de

Boulder International Film Festival
Location: Boulder, United States
Festival Date: 12 – 15 February 2008
Call for Entry: 25 July 2008
Website: http://www.biff1.com/

Continental Drift International Short Film Festival
Location: Saint John, CANADA
Festival Date: 26 – 28 September 2008
Call for Entry: 25 July 2008
Website: http://www.cdrift.ca/

International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Festival Date: 6 – 16 November 2008
Call for Entry: 25 July 2008
Website: http://www.mannheim-filmfestival.com

Filmfest Hamburg
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Festival Date: 25 September – 2 October 2008
Call for Entry: 28 July 2008
Website: http://www.filmfesthamburg.de

San Sebastian International Film Festival (Donostia)
Location: San Sebastian, Spain
Festival Date: 18 – 27 September 2008
Call for Entry: 30 July 2008
Website: http://www.sansebastianfestival.com

13th Pusan International Film Festival
Location: Pusan, South Korea
Festival Date: 2 – 10 October 2008
Call for Entry: 31 July 2008
Website: http://www.piff.org

44th Chicago International Film Festival
Location: Chicago, United States
Festival Date: 16 – 29 October 2008, TBA
Call for Entry: 31 July 2008
Website: www.chicagofilmfestival.org

DOCNZ
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Festival Date: 26 February 2009
Call for Entry: 31 July 2008
Website: http://www.docnzfestival.com

International Short Film Festival Winterthur
Location: Winterthur, Switzerland
Festival Date: 5 – 9 November 2008
Call for Entry: 31 July 2008
Website: http://www.kurzfilmtage.ch

São Paulo International Film Festival
Location: Sao Paulo
Festival Date: 17 – 30 October 2008
Call for Entry: 31 July 2008
Website: www.mostra.org

Sitges – International Film Festival of Catalonia
Location: Sitges, Spain
Festival Date: 2 – 12 October 2008
Call for Entry: 31 July 2008
Website: http://www.cinemasitges.com/uk/

August Deadline
22nd Leeds International Film Festival
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
Festival Date: 5 – 16 November 2008.
Call for Entry: August 2008, TBA
Website: http://www.leedsfilm.com

14th International Short Film Festival Leuvan
Location: Leuvan, Belgium
Festival Date: 29 Nov – 6 Dec December 2008
Call for Entry: 01 August 2008
Website: http://www.kortfilmfestival.be

21st Exground Filmfest
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
Festival Date: 14 – 23 November 2008
Call for Entry: 1 August 2008
Website: http://www.exground.com

35th Flanders International Film Festival of Ghent
Location: Ghent, Belgium
Festival Date: 7 – 18 October 2008
Call for Entry: 1 August 2008
Website: http://www.filmfestival.be

Bogotá Film Festival
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Festival Date: 1 – 9 October 2008
Call for Entry: 1 August 2008
Website: www.bogocine.com

Chilean International Short Film Festival of Santiago
Location: Santiago, Chile
Festival Date: 20 – 27 October 2008
Call for Entry: 1 August 2008
Website: http://www.festivalcortometraje.cl/

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
Location: Fort Lauderdale, United States
Festival Date: 17 October – 9 November 2008 , TBA
Call for Entry: August 1 2008 (Professional); September 30 2008 (Collegiate and High School)
Website: www.fliff.com

Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival
Location: Bay City, MI
Festival Date: 2 – 5 October 2008
Call for Entry: August 1 2008
Website: http://www.hhmfest.com/

Viennale – Vienna International Film Festival
Location: Vienna, Austria
Festival Date: 17 – 29 October 2008
Call for Entry: 1 August 2008
Website: http://www.viennale.at

Up-and-Coming International Film Festival Hannover
Location: Hannover, Germany
Festival Date: November 2009, TBA
Call for Entry: 1 August 2009
Website: http://www.up-and-coming.de

49th Festival dei Popli
Location: Florence, Italy
Festival Date: 14 – 21 November 2008
Call for Entry: June 30th 2008 (films produced before 30 April 2008); 8 August 2008 (films either produced after 30 April 2008 or still in production)
Website: http://www.festivaldeipopoli.org

Animacor – International Animation Film Festival
Location: Cordoba, Spain
Festival Date: 3 – 8 November 2008
Call for Entry: 15 August 2008
Website: http://www.animacor.com/ festival/ index.php

San Sebastian – 19th Horror and Fantasy Festival
Location: San Sebastian, Spain
Festival Date: 31 October – 8 November 2008
Call for Entry: 15 August 2008
Website: http://www.donostiakultura.com/terror/

Tucson Film & Music Festival
Location: Tucson, AZ
Festival Date: 10 – 12 October 2008
Call for Entry: 15 August 2008.
Website: http://www.tucsonfilmandmusicfestival.com/index.html

International Festival of Fantastic Film
Location: London, United Kingdom
Festival Date: 17 – 19 Oct 2008
Call for Entry: 26 August 2008
Website: http://www.fantastic-films.com/festival/

25th Torino Film Festival
Location: Turin, Italy
Festival Date: 21 – 29 November 2008
Call for Entry: 29 August 2008 (for shorts and documentaries); 30 September 2008 (for features)
Website: http://www.torinofilmfest.org

14th Edition Cinema Tout Ecran
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Festival Date: 27 October – 2 November 2008,
Call for Entry: 30 August 2008
Website: http://www.cinema-tout-ecran.ch/2007/

Queens International Film Festival
Location: New York, United States
Festival Date: 6 – 9 November 2008
Call for Entry: 30 August 2008
Website: http://www.queensfilmfestival.com/

14th Cine Eco – Environmental International Film and Video Festival
Location: Seia, Portugal
Festival Date: 18 – 25 October 2008
Call for Entry: 31 August 2008
Website: http://www.cineeco.org

September

Anchorage International Film Festival
Location: Anchorage, United States
Festival Date: November 2008, TBA
Call for Entry: 1 September 2008
Website: www.anchoragefilmfestival.com

Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Films
Location: Bilbao, Spain
Festival Date: 21 – 29 November 2008, TBA
Call for Entry: 1 September 2008, TBA
Website: http://www.zinebi.com

Festival of European Films on Wheels
Location: Ankara, Turkey
Festival Date: 31 October – 23 November 2008
Call for Entry: 1 September 2008
Website: http://www.europeanfilmfestival.com

16th Plus Camerimage Film Festival
Location: Torun, Poland
Festival Date: 29 November – 6 December 2008
Call for Entry: 5 September 2008
Website: http://www.camerimage.pl

42nd Hof International Film Festival
Location: Hof, Germany
Festival Date: 21 – 26 October 2008
Call for Entry: 5 September 2008
Website: http://www.hofer-filmtage.de

42nd Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival
Location: Kassel, Germany
Festival Date: 21 – 26 October 2008
Call for Entry: 05 September 2008
Website: http://www.hofer-filmtage.de

Stockholm International Film Festival
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Festival Date: 20 – 30 November 2008
Call for Entry: 5 September 2008
Website: http://www.filmfestivalen.se

Omaha Film Festival
Location: Omaha, NE
Festival Date: 16 – 24 February 2009
Call for Entry: 8 September 2008; Late Entries – 26 October 2008
Website: http://www.omahafilmfestival.org/

49th Thessaloniki International Festival
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Festival Date: 14 – 23 November 2008
Call for Entry: 12 September 2008
Website: http://www.filmfestival.gr

39th International Film Festival of India
Location: GOA, India
Festival Date: 22 November – 2 December 2008
Call for Entry: 30 September 2008
Website: http://iffi.gov.in

21st Foyle Film Festival
Location: Derry, United Kingdom
Festival Date: 21 – 29 November 2008
Call for Entry: 2 June – September 2008
Website: http://www.foylefilmfestival.org

TIE, The International Experimental Cinema Exposition
Location: Denver, United States
Festival Date: November 2008, TBA
Call for Entry: Films are considered for exhibition in TIE festivals and programs on an ongoing basis. Filmmakers are highly encouraged to submit their package as soon as possible.
Website: http:/ / www.experimentalcinema.com

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