Photo contests, film festivals, grants, and more.

Budapest Photo Exhibit: call for entries

Budapest Photo Exhibit: call for entries

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Deadline: July 31, 2014

“PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Stories. We are looking for submissions from all photographers who think that their submitted images tell us a story, and who would like to share their work with a wider international audience through the exposure of PH21 Gallery. The theme is broadly construed; it may be expressed visually on personal or social levels, literally or in abstract, symbolic ways. Stories can be told about persons, communities, objects, and places as well. Indeed, we are interested in all possible creative photographic interpretations of the theme.”

EyeEm Photo Awards: call for entries

EyeEm Photo Awards: call for entries

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Deadline: August 1, 2014

“The 2014 EyeEm Festival & Awards will recognize innovative and original photographers, selected by an international jury.

Submit to one of 10 categories and your photos could travel the world in our Finalist Exhibition, starting in Berlin. Finalists will also be published in the EyeEm 2014 photo book, win great gear and have work featured in the biggest publications.

It’s your turn to shape the visual revolution.”

Emergency Photographer Fund: $10k Grant

Emergency Photographer Fund: $10k Grant

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Deadline: July 31st, 2014

“The EPF grant is designed to support continuation of a photographer’s personal project. As we all know by now, this body of work may be of either journalistic mission or purely personal artistic imperatives. The primary intent is to support emerging photographers who will become the icons of tomorrow.

The Emerging Photographer Fund grant was initiated by David Alan Harvey in 2008, and is awarded by the Magnum Foundation, a non-profit created by the member photographers from Magnum Photos, Inc… Funding for the EPF has come from several private donors who have chosen to remain anonymous.”

Fargo Film Festival: open for entries

Fargo Film Festival: open for entries

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Deadline: September 1, 2014 (plus 3 other early & late deadlines: August 1, October 1, November 1, 2014)

“The Fargo Film Festival strives to:
• Provide an extraordinary opportunity for filmmakers’ work to be shown on the big silver screen in a beautifully restored, state of the art, 870 seat Art Deco Theatre.
• Provide informational and provocative presentations and panel discussions on issues affecting local, regional, national and international filmmaking and filmmakers.
• Jury films in categories including Animation, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Experimental, Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, and Student.”

Sundance Short Film Challenge

Sundance Short Film Challenge

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Deadline: July 1st, 2014

“Do you have a great Story to tell that celebrates individuals or communities overcoming poverty and hunger? Submit your Story now (for example, it can be a subject, a place, an event or a concept). We will be awarding FIVE Story winners $1,000 each for inventive and interesting submissions and one of those winning Stories will be brought to life by a renowned Sundance Institute filmmaker. If your Story is selected to be produced, you will attend the premiere of this short at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.”

Montreal Stop-Motion Film Festival

Montreal Stop-Motion Film Festival

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Deadline: June 20th, 2014

“The Montreal Stop-Motion Film Festival celebrates and encourages the efforts of the talented people working in this unique art form of stop motion animation.

Stop Motion animation is created by artists moving puppets in tiny increments while recording one image at a time. Each short sequence on film can represent hours of painstaking attention to detail. Is it time consuming? Definitely! But, the results can be mesmerizing and possess near universal appeal.

From the charm of Gumby, to the wild adventures of Wallace and Gromit, through to the zaniness of Jack Skellington in The Nightmare before Christmas*, we have fallen under the magical spell of characters brought to life by stop-motion animation.

With its use in television and feature films, stop-motion animation has recently experienced a resurgence. Despite this, getting their work screened can still be a huge struggle for many artists. The Montreal Stop-Motion Film Festival is working to change that.”

World Film Festival of Bangkok

World Film Festival of Bangkok

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Deadline: August 15, 2014

“The objective of the World Film Festival of Bangkok is to introduce quality, non-mainstream films from all over the world. It aims to become a showcase for independent films and new work from rising talents to cinema masters to show the continuity from generation to generation as a vital component in the development of the film industry.

More than 80 international films are screened at the festival each year, featuring works from the European Union Film Festival, Latin America, Asia and Southeast Asia and included short films, experimental films, documentaries and animation productions – which are considered a new focus of the industry.”

Independent Filmmaker Labs

Independent Filmmaker Labs

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Deadlines: March 7, 2014 (documentary) | April 4, 2014 (narrative)


“IFP’s unique year-long mentorship program supports first-time feature directors when they need it most: through the completion, marketing and distribution of their films. Focusing exclusively on low-budget features (<$1million), this highly immersive program provides filmmakers with the technical, creative and strategic tools necessary to launch their films – and their careers.

Through the Labs, IFP works to ensure that talented emerging voices receive the support, resources, and industry exposure necessary to reach audiences. Open to all first time feature documentary and narrative directors with films in post-production.”