Photo contests, film festivals, grants, and more.

Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival

Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival

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Deadline: October 15, 2015

“LACMA’s on the hunt for short and feature-length films to include in the Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival this December. We’re looking for new, imaginative, and inventive films that speak to our young and family audience.

The 11th annual Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival returns to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on December 12 and 13, 2015. Presenting more than 100 films from around the world—full-length and short animation, live action, and documentary films—the festival is organized for different age groups, from toddlers through teenagers. Select filmmakers and actors are present for Q&A sessions after each screening.”

Epson International Pano Awards: $50k in prizes

Epson International Pano Awards: $50k in prizes

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Early Deadline: July 12th, 2015
Late Deadline: July 26th, 2015

“The sixth Epson International Pano Awards is dedicated to the art of panoramic photography. Advances in digital photography and editing software has resulted in a surge in the popularity of image stitching, especially in the panoramic format. Panoramic film photography also remains alive and well.
The Epson International Pano Awards showcases the work of panoramic photographers worldwide and is the largest competition for panoramic photography.”

Vancouver Film Festival

Vancouver Film Festival

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Deadlines: May 1st (early); June 26th (regular); July 3rd (extended), 2015

“Both in terms of admissions and number of films screened (144,000 and 349 respectively in 2014) VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America. We screen films from more than 70 countries on nine screens, including the pick of the world’s top film fests and many undiscovered gems.

Three main programming platforms make our festival unique: we screen one of the largest selections of East Asian films outside of that region, we are one of the biggest showcases of Canadian film in the world and we have a large and vibrant nonfiction program.

Attracting a large, attentive and enthusiastic audience the festival remains accessible, friendly and culturally diverse. As the critics say, VIFF is very much a festival “designed for the benefit of people who love films and people who make them.”

GuatePhoto Festival 2015: open for entries

GuatePhoto Festival 2015: open for entries

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Deadline: August 21, 2015

“The cities of Guatemala and Antigua Guatemala will become during the month of November 2015 in scenarios dedicated to contemporary photographic creation; gathering the talent of established and emergent artists, critics, cultural agents, institutions and the general public.

GuatePhoto International Festival of Photography aims to educate, promote, document and celebrate contemporary photography through diverse exhibitions, artist talks, portfolios reviews and other dynamic events and positions itself as one of Latin America’s top photography festivals.”

Women In Film Finishing Fund: Open For Applications

Women In Film Finishing Fund: Open For Applications

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Deadline: August 7th, 2015

“The Film Finishing Fund provides cash grants and in-kind services. Since the inception of the Fund in 1985, the Foundation has awarded more than $2 million in cash and in-kind services to over 200 films ensuring that innovative films can be completed and seen by audiences worldwide.

We will give multiple grants of up to $25,000 for documentary and narrative feature and shorts, as well as animated and experimental films. We accept submissions from all over the world.”

EMERGING ASIAN PHOTOGRAPHY GRANT

EMERGING ASIAN PHOTOGRAPHY GRANT

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Deadline: July 31, 2015 at 12 p.m. (Indian Standard Time)

“Emaho Foundation is happy to announce its first grant towards honouring an emerging photographer from Asia. Along with a grant of US$ 5000, this programme will also provide the recipient photographer an international platform to showcase her/his ongoing photography project in Asia.

The grant will be awarded to a photographer selected by a reputed panel of international jury on the basis of her/his photographic brilliance, a distinct viewpoint, sincere engagement with the subject matter and a strong desire to establish the body of works internationally.”

Toronto After Dark Film Festival

Toronto After Dark Film Festival

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Deadlines: June 5th (early), June 26th (regular), July 17th (final), July 31st (extended). 2015, 11:59PM PST

“This year Toronto After Dark runs for nine nights, October 15-23, 2015 and will screen almost 50 films, including both shorts and features. Our Festival is uniquely run by film fans for film fans and enjoys incredible loyalty and support from the large film-appreciating community in Toronto. Last year, Toronto After Dark was attended by over 11,000 enthusiastic genre film fans and over 200 members of the film press and industry. Filmmakers were delighted in the fantastic response that included a record number of attendees, overwhelmingly positive reviews, and distribution deals! “

Camerimage International Film Festival

Camerimage International Film Festival

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Deadline: June 30th, 2015 (late deadline: July 31st, 2015)

“CAMERIMAGE, the biggest international film festival devoted to the art and craft of cinematography has launched the selection process for its 23rd edition. All filmmakers, producers and distributors are invited to submit feature films, documentaries, music videos and student etudes for the festival’s consideration.

This year the festival will be held from 14th till 21st November in Bydgoszcz, Poland.”

New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival

New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival

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Deadlines

SHORT FILMS (under 40 minutes)
Early Deadline: Received by Sept 9, 2015 – $40
Final Deadline: Received by Oct 7, 2015 – $60
Student Deadline: Received by Oct 7, 2015 – $25

FEATURE FILMS (40 minutes or longer)
Early Deadline: Received by Oct 7, 2015 – $75
Final Deadline: Received by Nov 11, 2015 – $100
Student Deadline: Received by Nov 11, 2015 – $50

 

“New York International Children’s Film Festival was founded in 1997 to support the creation and dissemination of thoughtful, provocative, and intelligent film for children and teens ages 3-18. The Festival experience cultivates an appreciation for the arts, encourages active, discerning viewing, and stimulates lively discussion among peers, families, and the film community.”

Nera di Verzasca Photo Award

Nera di Verzasca Photo Award

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Deadline: July 5th, 2015 (CEST)

“The best photo story will be awarded with a 2000 Swiss francs cash prize and a solo exhibition during the Verzasca FOTO Festival in Sonogno (Switzerland) from the 3rd of September to the 3rd of October 2015. Furthermore, the first 5 classified are invited to project their work at the Photo night during the Festival.”

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

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Deadline: May 15th, 2015
(Late Deadline: July 1st, 2015; Final Deadline: August 1st, 2015)

“Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is invested in Santa Fe as a destination for film. The festival brings cutting-edge programming, the latest independent films and directors, Native cinema, New Mexico films, student films, and masters discussions with top directors, writers, and artists, all in the setting of downtown Santa Fe.”

FlakPhoto Digest: Call For Photos

FlakPhoto Digest: Call For Photos

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Deadline: Ongoing

“FlakPhoto presents the work of image-makers, curators and bookmakers to a global audience of people who are passionate about visual culture. Submission is free and open to the public on a rolling basis.

Naturally, contributors retain all copyright on submitted materials and are credited with a published biography + website links. The site provides a variety of unique opportunities for collaborative publication + exhibition…”