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:


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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.


Woodstock Film Festival Call for Entries 2017

The 18th Annual Woodstock Film Festival, taking place October 11-15, 2017 is accepting film submissions now. Founded in 2000 in the famed artists colony of Woodstock, NY, the Woodstock Film Festival presents exceptional films, panels and concerts. More than 80 percent of the filmmakers participate, joining prominent industry members, artists and musicians from all over the world.

Deadline: June 11

For more information and to submit, go to:


Call for Submissions: 2017 Women Calling the Shots at the Hamptons International Film Festival

The Women Calling the Shots showcase of short films made by women filmmakers will take place at the 2017 Hamptons International Film Festival (October 5th - 9th, 2017).
A partnership between the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) and New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), Women Calling the Shots is in its 15th year. The series gives voice to the creative visions of women through film and video, including narrative, documentary, animation and experimental works.

Deadline: June 15

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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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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


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