Calls for Submission

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.

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:


Women Over 50 Film Festival

At Women Over 50 Film Festival (WOFFF) we celebrate the work of older women on both sides of the camera. We look to them to drive our stories – as film-makers and performers. All films selected for screening at WOFFF are eligible for our competition. Films are judged by professionals from each category field - animation, experimental, drama, and documentary. Our audience also votes for its favourite film which is given an Audience Choice Award.

Deadline: June 30
Late Deadline: July 31


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.

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


48 Hour Film Project Albuquerque!

The challenge? To make a film in only 48 hours!

Filmmakers from all over the Albuquerque, NM area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2018 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, Court Métrage.

Date: Friday, July 28, 2017 - Sunday, July 30, 2017
Time: 12am - 12am
Location: The FUSION Forum
708 1st St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102,

Tractor Brewing in Wells Park
1800 4th Street Northwest, Albuquerque 87102

Cost: Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 3
Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 18
Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 28


Call for Entries – Short Films – Flatland Film Fest

The Flatland Film Festival in Lubbock is accepting short film entries for the 13th annual festival taking place October 19-21. Flatland is continuing its commitment to regional filmmaking for our shorts programming, so please submit and attend to have your work screened and to expand your network of regional filmmakers. Entries should be no longer than 15 minutes, shorter running lengths are encouraged to enable the selection committee to include as many high quality films as possible. The shorts program will take place at Lubbock’s Alamo Drafthouse giving our filmmakers a chance to see their work as it should be seen - on the big screen! A cash prize of $500 will be awarded to the best short film courtesy of Texas Tech Public Media.

Deadline: Entries accepted until August 1. Festival takes place Oct. 19-21.
No entry fee, but attendance if accepted is highly desired.

Please send your qualifying short film in the form of a Vimeo or Youtube unlisted or password protected link to Paul Hunton (email below).

Contact Name: Paul Hunton
Contact information:

For more information and the original Call-For-Entries flier  visit our website:


2018 Athena Film Festival Submissions

The Athena Film Festival at Barnard College is a weekend of inspiring films that tell the extraordinary stories of strong, bold women leaders from all walks of life – stories of ambition, courage, resilience, and moxie. The curated program includes Academy Award-nominated films, top-tier features, documentaries, and shorts — including U.S. and world premieres. It is a weekend that celebrates the stories of remarkable women — stories that need to be told and deserve to be honored.

Deadline: August 15


Fifteenth Annual American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest

The mission of the American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest is to find and promote new and innovative voices in cinema. Every script is read closely by a select handful of professional readers, and Francis Ford Coppola selects a grand prize–winner from among the top ten finalists. The grand prize–winner receives a cash prize, and the scripts of all top ten finalists are sent by Zoetrope to leading production companies and talent agencies for consideration.

Early Deadline: August 31
Final Deadline: September 15


Santa Fe Network

SFN’s mission is to showcase local above-the-line talent, while also providing a platform to exhibit all kinds of content made in the Land of Enchantment. SFN embeds content hosted on Vimeo, YouTube, or any compatible video hosting service in order to offer free public access to stream content made by New Mexico media makers or projects filmed in the “Land of Enchantment.” SFN can either present the full length Media Project, or just a trailer (and a link to the full version on a 3rd party platform, like iTunes, Amazon or Netflix).

Deadline: Rolling


America Heard

America Heard is a web series of short documentary films being created by filmmakers across the nation in the wake of the 2016 election. Our goal is to feature at least one film from each of the 435 congressional districts and show the diversity of political perspectives throughout the United States. We are looking for filmmakers to create short documentary films in their community, focused on building dialogue across the country.

Deadline: Rolling