INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Noci, Puglia - Italy
August 1 to 4, 2013
Upcoming Deadline: May 27
The 8th Annual Nocicortinfestival International Short Film Festival invites remarkable short-form storytellers to a charming, 13th Century Italian villa that has served as a source of inspiration to filmmakers the world over. Accommodations are extended to all participating filmmakers, and multiple grants are available to cover travel expenses. All films at the festival are in competition for several awards, including the Nocicortinfestival Award, the City of Noci Award, and the Special Hollyshorts Award. All told, $6,000 USD in cash and services will be extended to some of the most promising filmmakers in the world.
Nocicortinfestival's robust location, stellar lineup of international talent, and enthusiastic audience of film fans combine to create an eye-popping experience visitors won't soon forget. Past editions of NociCortinfestival have been enriched by the participation of delegates from the Beijing Film Academy and several European film schools and have welcomed visiting filmmakers from France, the United Kingdom, Iceland, Spain, China, the United States, Canada, Germany, Belgium, and Italy. Come be a part of this exciting, multicultural experience!
Nevada City, California - USA
September 5 to 8, 2013
Upcoming Deadline: May 31
The 13th Annual Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF) brings top independent cinema to the foothills of California. Screening more than 100 films -- in genres including comedy, drama, documentary, and international short-form cinema -- NCFF offers an exciting buffet of great stories and has evolved from an intimate gathering of local filmmakers to a significant industry attraction with great crowds and frequently sold-out screenings. Throughout it all, festival coordinators work with participating filmmakers to ensure that local, regional, and some national media outlets trumpet their successes and increase their visibility.
NCFF filmmakers vie for great prizes, including a $1,500 USD Special Jury Award and a $500 Audience Award. In previous years, NCFF has attracted everyone from director Mike Mills (Thumbsucker, Beginners) to music supervisor Brian Reitzell (Lost in Translation, Stranger Than Fiction) to documentarians Arne Johnson and Shane King (Girls Rock!) and Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim of Tim & Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job! Jonathan Krisel, director of Portlandia, offers NCFF and its welcoming Nevada City community high praise: "I have never felt so inspired." Join NCFF this August to discover this one-of-a-kind California getaway!
FILM NORTH: HUNTSVILLE
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Huntsville, Muskoka, Ontario - Canada
September 19 to 21, 2013
Upcoming Deadline: May 31
The 4th Annual Film North: Huntsville International Film Festival presents an exciting celebration of cinema amidst a setting of awe-inspiring natural beauty. Known as the "Jewel of Muskoka," the town of Huntsville offers incomparable intimacy and a passion for the arts that is reflected in Film North's reputation as a "director's festival." Last year's incredible event hosted the Ontario premiere of Butter, starring Jennifer Garner and Hugh Jackman and directed by Jim Field Smith.
In addition to its competitive categories including Best Documentary, Best Short Film, and Best Feature, Film North has this year added a Best Animated Film arena, due to the huge success of the animated films Ostrichcized and Requiem for Romance at the 2012 festival. Film North is proud to be strongly connected to the needs of its audiences and its community, and the festival continues to grow alongside the diverse tastes and experiences of its visitors. The Golden Antler Viewer's Choice trophy, bestowed upon the film most beloved by Film North audiences, has become a highly coveted prize on the festival circuit. Submit your work today, and it could be yours!
Honolulu, Hawaii - USA
October 10 to 20, 2013
Upcoming Deadline: June 1
The 33rd Annual Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) has been lauded as "the premier American showcase for Asian cinema" and was touted by the late Roger Ebert as "a launching pad for early films by younger directors." Taking place amidst Hawaii's diverse and flavorful tapestry of art, food, business, and culture, HIFF offers everything one would expect from a top-tier film festival, in a location that can't be beat. Past guests and honorees have included beloved filmmaker Kevin Smith, revered film critic Elvis Mitchell, and Academy Award-nominated actor Ken Watanabe.
HIFF proudly embraces narrative and short-form films that challenge and engage audiences, and has a stellar reputation of premiering modern classics well before they've been globally discovered. Some of the most beloved HIFF premieres have included Korean box office sensation The Host, Pedro Almodovar's Volver, Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, and Babel. Join in by submitting your own masterpiece today!