Calls for entries

  • FRACTO - Experimental Film Encounter - 5th edition

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    The annual FRACTO Experimental Film Encounter once again invites filmmakers working in the varied domain of Experimental film to showcase their works combining contemporary contexts with a perceptual concern for how they are framed. 

    The entire festival is planned to take place on-site in Berlin, however due to the ongoing Covid situation, we might have to adapt some of our plans in light of the circumstances in Germany at the scheduled time of the festival. 

    Deadline: 

    Thursday, July 1, 2021 (All day)
  • Call for entries: Monolith Video Poetry Festival

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    The Monolith Festival of Video Poetry in the heart of Buenos Aires, Argentina, looks to celebrate the history of an artistic movement concerned with poetry in motion, showcasing a dynamic range of compositions that will simultaneously purpose to propel the art form onwards to places hitherto unknown. We strongly encourage a broad and imaginative interpretation of the competition briefs, which allow for the utilisation of a wide range of styles and genres. Whether your interests lie in fiction, documentary, or experimental cinema; your preferred choice of format is video-performance, animation, or music videos; or perhaps a combination of these elements, there is a welcome place at Monolith in which to showcase your passions.

    Deadline: 

    Repeats every week 1 times. Also includes Thu Jul 15 2021, Tue Aug 17 2021, Wed Sep 15 2021, Tue Oct 19 2021.
    Friday, July 16, 2021 (All day)
    Wednesday, August 18, 2021 (All day)
    Thursday, September 16, 2021 (All day)
    Wednesday, October 20, 2021 (All day)
    Wednesday, November 10, 2021 (All day)
  • Cold Cuts Indie Shorts

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    Cold Cuts is a film festival for Indie Filmmakers.
    We are looking for the best in Indie short films from around the world.
    Films that are Indie in nature, where the filmmakers are not frightened to express new ideas, themes and styles.

    For this edition we have partnered up with an online Channel OKTV that will maximise our audience, plus this means that if for whatever reason the event cannot take place that we definitely have a backup plan.

    Deadline: 

    Sunday, September 12, 2021 (All day)
  • Citric Signals Video Network Open Call #2: micro

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    Citric Signals is now accepting submissions for their quarterly, prompt-based open calls. Selected submissions will be screened virtually this Fall.

    Open Call #2: "micro"
    Deadline: July 16, 2021 @ 11:59 PM. Send us any experimental films you have (new or old) responding to the prompt “micro”. Only one submission per artist and works must be 5 minutes or less. Other than that we’re open to all weird, wild, and avant-garde work you want to send our way!

    Deadline: 

    Friday, July 16, 2021 - 12:00
  • SDUFF 2021 Call for Entries

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    San Diego Underground Film Festival (SDUFF) is one of the West Coast's premier showcases of video, film, and audio based mediums. Selected MovieMaker Magazine Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2019, SDUFF has quickly risen the ranks to become one of the nation's most challenging, nurturing, and down to earth film festivals. Known for taking risks on young talent alongside showcasing legendary film makers, SDUFF prides itself on being a festival by and for disciples of the moving image.

    Deadline: 

    Sunday, September 5, 2021 (All day)
  • OPEN CALL BIDFF #7 - SHORT DANCE FILMS

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    Filmmakers, dance artists, animators, visual artists and digital art makers are invited to submit their works for the competitional section of BIDFF - Bucharest International Dance Film Festival (September 1-5, Bucharest, Romania).

    BIDFF encourages syncretism and dialogue between movement and diverse forms of cinema and visual art, from the more traditional ones to experimental or virtual reality works. 

    Deadline: 

    Friday, June 25, 2021 (All day)
  • Open Call for FIlms: Vinilonga Short Film Festival

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    Vinilonga is a film festival run by filmmakers for filmmakers! A new cinematic endeavour based out of Buenos Aires, Argentina, The Vinilonga Film Festival offers emerging and established talent alike a dynamic space in which to showcase their own unique projects. With events taking place both online and in cultural hotspots across South America, the festival also affords audiences the opportunity to experience a wealth and diversity on storytelling beyond the remits of mainstream cinema.

    Deadline: 

    Sunday, October 3, 2021 (All day)
  • Call for entries: Kodama Film Fest

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    The Kodama Film Festival is looking for short films that explore the physical and spiritual landscapes of the planet, showing the relationship with nature and its spaces, its inhabitants, its rhythms, its movements. 

    General topics that may be touched upon include: the relationship between architectural and natural space, portraits of rural life, tension between local and global communities, attitudes towards migration and diversity, the ecological transformation of the planet due to climate change, and the possibilities for sustainable development.

    We similarly accept a variety of mediums and formats, including but not limited to: narrative films, documentaries, video-performances, screendance, music videos, audiovisual self-portraits, and visual poetry.

    Deadline: 

    Monday, September 13, 2021 (All day)
  • Atelier 105: Open call for second session of 2021

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    Since October 2014, Light Cone hosts artist residencies dedicated to the video-based post-production of films that belong to the realm of experimental cinema, with the aim of supporting approximately 10 projects per year. The residency is adapted to the workflow of experimental filmmakers, and, therefore, eligibility criteria are deliberately kept open. Short, medium, as well as feature-length films are welcome, on the condition that shooting is completed and editing is already advanced, with or without the backing of an independent production company.

    Deadline: 

    Monday, June 7, 2021 (All day)

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