DC Shorts Film Festival

The DC Shorts Film Festival turns the spotlight on truly independent short films, created by new and established filmmakers in an era when the art of filmmaking is open to all. The festival selects films from every genre for its competition screenings–with a special focus on films created by metropolitan Washington, DC-based directors and writers.

The festival is accepting submissions in every genre and subject matter that are under 20 minutes in length.

For more information, visit http://www.dcshorts.com/film/.
Late Deadline: April 30, 2010
Extended Deadline: May 15, 2010

Colorado Film Festival

The Colorado Film Festival strives to set a standard for excellence in recognizing the important work of emerging talent and masters of the cinema craft from around the world. Quite simply, its mission is to discover and celebrate extraordinary films.

The Colorado Film Festival is a non-traditional film festival. Films will not be physically screened for the public. Awards will be announced via the Internet, targeted press release, email blast, as well as listed on the festival’s website.

Some of the categories that entries can be submitted in are: feature narratives and documentaries, shorts, animated films, student films, and music videos.

For more information and a complete list of submission categories, visit http://www.coloradofilmfestival.com/Submissions.aspx.
Late Deadline: April 30, 2010
Extended Deadline: June 30, 2010

All Roads Film Festival

The All Roads Film Project is a National Geographic program dedicated to providing a platform for indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture storytellers from around the world to showcase their works, promoting knowledge, dialogue, and understanding with a broader global audience.

The All Roads Film Project is now accepting applications for the All Roads Film Festival. Entries can be submitted in the following categories: feature and short narrative, long and short documentary, animation, and music video.

For more information, visit
http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events.

Deadline: April 30, 2010

Oregon Film Awards

The Oregon Film Awards serves as a showcase to honor and celebrate the brightest talent in the global filmmaking community while expanding both the audience and appetite for independent film in the state of Oregon. The Oregon Film Awards believes that independent films broaden the palette of cinema, seeding the global culture with new ideas, kindling awareness, and fostering activism.

The Oregon Film Awards’ mandate is to highlight and recognize the very best in domestic and international independent cinema and screenwriting. It is an awards-based competition; films will not be screened for the public.

Some of the categories that entries can be submitted in are: narrative and documentary features, shorts, animated films, student films, and music videos.

For more information and a complete list of submission categories, visit
http://oregonfilmfestival.com/Entries.aspx.

Deadline: April 25, 2010
Late Deadline: July 25, 2010
Extended Deadline: September 25, 2010

Real to Reel International Film Festival

The mission of the Real To Reel International Film Festival is to offer a forum for independent film, video, and multimedia artists from around the world to showcase their talents.

The Real to Reel International Film Festival showcases thought-provoking films and offers a venue where movie lovers who appreciate independent vision can celebrate this unique art form.

The festival is accepting entries in the following categories: documentary, feature length, short, and animation.

For more information, visit
http://www.ccartscouncil.org

Final Deadline: April 23, 2010

Yosemite International Film Festival (YIFF)

Founded by environmentally-aware, eco-friendly filmmakers, YIFF’s mission is to bring all genres of progressive, eye-opening, independent cinema to Yosemite and to foster an appreciation and understanding toward the preservation and majesty of the natural world.

The Yosemite International Film Festival provides the perfect backdrop for screening some of the world’s finest and most visionary independent films made by many of the leading contemporary artists and creative minds working in cinema.

YIFF is now accepting submissions for features, shorts, documentaries, student films, action sports films, foreign films, environmental films, music videos, screenplays, television pilots, and experimental films.

For more information, visit

http://www.yosemitefilmfestival.com/Submissions.

Regular Deadline: April 20, 2010
Late Deadline: July 20, 2010
Extended Deadline: August 31, 2010 Regular Deadline: April 20, 2010
Late Deadline: July 20, 2010
Extended Deadline: August 31, 2010

Pic is Seeking Acquisitions

PIC is seeking programs in many genres, including documentary, performance, and cultural/public affairs. Projects submitted must be intended for national public television broadcast. Assignment of exclusive domestic territorial broadcast, non-exclusive off-air recording, and web broadcasting rights are included in the PIC License Agreement. Educational, home video, and foreign distribution rights are negotiable.

For more information, contact Leanne Ferrer at lferrer@piccom.org or 808-591-0059 x15.

PIC Media Fund Rolling Call

The Media Fund Rolling Call is a quarterly open call. Members of the filmmaking community are encouraged to submit proposals for public television projects at the research and development (R&D), production, and completion stages. R&D projects may be awarded up to $15,000, and production and completion projects may be awarded up to $50,000. PIC staff is available to help with the application process until one week before the deadline.

For more information or to download an application, visit http://www.piccom.org/media-fund or contact Leanne Ferrer at lferrer@piccom.org or (808) 591-0059 x15.
Next Deadline: July 30, 2010