Calls for Submission

WIFTA Short Film Series 2017

Each year Women In Film & Television Atlanta (WIFTA), often in conjunction with Women In Film & Television International (WIFTI), hosts a short film showcase that highlights the work of talented filmmakers throughout the Southeast and beyond. There is a focus, of course, on uplifting the works of strong women filmmakers, crews, and leads. We accept entries from independent filmmakers from all genres - drama, comedy, action, sci-fi animation, spiritual / gospel, documentary and experimental.

This year the Showcase will take place in late July at a venue to be announced. In an effort to merge the art and film communities in Atlanta, WIFTA is connecting with local artists to to include a local performance art piece in the Showcase.

Regular Deadline: May 10, 2017

Late Deadline: May 30, 2017

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Aesthetica Short Film Festival

The seventh Aesthetica Short Film Festival is open for entries until 31 May 2017. ASFF provides a platform for emerging and established filmmakers to showcase their work to a wider audience, and is looking for practitioners who are pushing the boundaries of short film forward.

Jury members for 2017 include Jane Roscoe (Director, The London Film School), Matimba Kabalika (Talent Development Manager, BFI NET.WORK), Philip Ilson (Director, London Short Film Festival), Robbie Gibbon (Editor, The Trip, The Casual Vacancy and Doctor Who) amongst many others (

Deadline: May 31, 2017

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Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival advances independent, innovative, and cutting edge cinema and brings 5 days of excellence in filmmaking to the inclusive and diverse community of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Regular Deadline: May 1, 2017
Shorts: $45
Features: $60
Student Rate (with valid school ID or a letter verifying current enrollment):
Shorts: $25
Features: $30

Late Deadline: July 3, 2017
Shorts: $55
Features: $75

Final Deadline: August 1, 2017
Shorts: $65
Features: $90

Applications and additional information about submissions can be found here:



BlueCat Screenplay Competition

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, in its 19th year, is now accepting submissions for its 2017 competition. Along with accepting feature screenplays and short scripts, BlueCat is very excited to announce we will now be accepting pilot scripts. BlueCat remains committed to the undiscovered writer, and will continue its tradition of providing written analysis on every script submitted. All entries will be eligible to be resubmitted and receive feedback from their original reader or a new one. (Resubmitted scripts are not eligible for the competition.)

Early Deadline: March 20th, 2017. Feature Screenplay $45, Short Script $35, Pilot $40.

Regular Deadline: June 1st, 2017. Feature Screenplay $55, Short Script $45, Pilot $50.

Final Deadline: June 26th, 2017. Feature Screenplay $60, Short Script $50, Pilot $55.



POV: Call for Entries

For both US and International filmmakers, POV is known as the best of American public television’s showcase of independent documentaries, offering a highly competitive sum for broadcast distribution of films each season.

Deadline: June 16

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Albuquerque Latino Film Festival ¡Cine Magnífico!

The Albuquerque Latino Film Festival. ¡Cine Magnífico! is a great sharing space where to envision the newest films by and about Latinos and the Hispanic cultural background as a symbol of unity, richness and a particular way of life. The festival selects those films representing the Hispanic characteristics and current topics affecting the countries that share this recognizable identity, focusing on people, landscapes and all the elements shaping this particular worldwide community.

Early Bird: May 31
Regular: June 30
Late: July 10