Calls for Submission

Seattle International Film Festival

SIFF believes in film's unique power to share original stories, diverse perspectives, and rich emotional journeys. Beginning in 1976 with the annual Seattle International Film Festival, expanding into SIFF Education, and most recently operating our  year-round five-screen SIFF Cinema, we have provided experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world.

To submit:
Deadline: October 6 (EarlyBird), November 15 (Regular)


New York WILD Film Festival

The New York WILD Film Festival is the first annual documentary film festival in New York to showcase a spectrum of topics, from exploration and adventure to wildlife and the environment, bringing all things WILD to the most urban city in the world. NY WILD celebrates the filmmakers who, through the power of their images and storytelling, promote awareness, educate and inspire interest in exploring and protecting the natural world around us.

To submit:
Deadline: October 9


CineQuest Film Festival

Set in the home of the world’s most influential media technology companies (Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, etc.) CQFF showcases premier films, renowned and emerging artists, and breakthrough technology—empowering global connectivity between creators, innovators and audiences. Unparalleled amongst the major festivals, Cinequest programs 85-90% of its Features and 100% of its Shorts from paid submissions. An Academy-qualifying festival for the short film categories, Cinequest is proud to honor the winners of its Best Short Narrative and Best Short Animation prizes with a shot at every filmmaker’s dream... Oscar gold.

To Submit:
Deadline: October 13


Jaipur International Film Festival - JIFF 2018

JIFF has provided a new platform to filmmakers from all over the world where they meet each other and try to find opportunities to jump their borders and get together to collaborate with one another for making films. The ‘Co-Production Meet’ during the festival has played a very significant role in establishing Jaipur as the capital of the world cinema. (from SUJAS magazine, published by Government of Rajasthan).

Deadline: October 15


Tribeca Film Festival

A platform for independent filmmaking, creative expression and immersive entertainment, Tribeca supports emerging and established voices, discovers award-winning filmmakers, curates innovative and interactive experiences, and introduces new technology and ideas through panels, premieres, exhibitions, and live performance. Feature films invited to participate in the TFF18 will be shown in the section determined most appropriate by Festival programmers, in their sole discretion. Read the complete rules and regulations.    

Feature-length (40 minutes or longer) narrative and documentary films that have not screened publicly in the New York region prior to TFF18 are eligible. Submitted films cannot have had ANY public screening, broadcast, distribution or exhibition before January 1, 2017.   

Deadline: October 18


Mirror Mountain Film Festival

Mirror Mountain Film Festival brings the best in independent and alternative cinema to Canada’s capital. Mirror Mountain is an inclusive festival that welcomes all types of films and all types of people to share in the collective cinema experience. In addition to film screenings, our festival features live performances, parties, panel discussions, Q&A sessions and more.

Deadline: October 28



The Artemis Women in Action Film Festival

Artemis Motion Pictures brings you the first ever film festival dedicated to honoring female action and empowerment heroes. We celebrate powerful women taking action onscreen. From female action heroes to female activists, we shine a spotlight on females in narrative, documentary and animated films who are fearless, fierce, and revolutionary. Films must feature a leading or co-leading female in action.

To submit:
Deadline: October 31


LA Indie Film Festival

The LA INDIE Film Festival is the partner festival to the well established LA COMEDY Festival, Over the years we have had the privilege to work with hundreds of filmmakers who have told wonderfully funny stories. Many have gone on to make great films in other genres.

To submit:
Deadline: November 10


The BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Founded by award winning writer/director Gordy Hoffman in 1998, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition’s passionate commitment to develop and discover the unknown screenwriter continues to define our work today, becoming one of the largest and most prestigious screenplay competitions in the world. BlueCat’s Winners and Finalists have been signed by major talent agencies like UTA, CAA and WME, sold their work to studios like Warner Bros., Paramount and Universal, and won major awards at the Sundance, Berlin and Tribeca Film Festivals, all after being discovered by and winning BlueCat.
Deadline: November 19
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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