Call For: Entries for Documentary Campus Masterschool 2014


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The Masterschool, is a Europe-wide development programme offering film-makers a unique opportunity to access the international non-fiction market. It is a tailored programme in which 16 European producer/director teams develop their documentaries at workshops across Europe over an intensive nine-month period with the help of international experts matched to the particular needs of each year’s Masterschool intake.
How it works…

• 16 projects submitted will be selected for the Masterschool.
• Their producer/director teams will be interviewed via skype prior the first workshop.
• The teams will be invited to 3 intensive development workshops and trained to pitch their concept.
• At the Leipzig Networking Days, the teams will present their fully developed projects to leading commissioning editors from around the world.
• In the 4th workshop after the pitching, we will assist in devising a finance strategy.

Each workshop takes place in a different European city and addresses different aspects of international production: storytelling for international audiences; how to finance films internationally; distribution; marketing; creating an online presence, and pitch-training. Participants are given tools to help them develop their idea and are prepared to pitch it to a specially-selected panel of international financiers. After the pitch the teams reassemble to plan the next steps needed to get the projects financed, with the help of legal and finance experts.

Each team is allocated a specially-chosen mentor from among the most distinguished TV executives in the industry. They will act as your trusted guide, advising on the best way to develop the idea to appeal to global audiences and funders.
Who can apply?

Professional producer/director teams from across Europe.
We are looking for…

• All types of factual media, especially television series, creative docs, multiplatform or two-screen formats.
• Genre films, such as history, science, arts, wildlife, natural history, environment, human interest.
• Great stories that need additional development before being pitched internationally.
• Stories and characters that can reach global audiences.

NOTE: Projects that have already been pitched internationally are ineligible.
What to submit

You can submit 1 or 2 projects for the Masterschool 2014.

Application materials

• Application form

• 2-page proposal

• Evidence of access to key characters or institutions

• 1-page budget and financing plan

• Teaser or character reel (max. 3 min) of key protagonists or a mood board

• Info on production team: CVs and company profile, if applicable

• Self-presentation film (max. 4 min) explaining your motivation to take part in the Masterschool

• Brief showreel of previous work

• A letter of recommendation from a commissioner, funder, experienced production house or experienced distributor is not applicable but of help
What happens next?

16 projects will be selected by an international committee of industry leaders by early 2014. Short-listed project teams will be interviewed via Skype in February, after which the selected project teams will be officially invited to take part in the Masterschool and mentors will be allocated. Now work starts to prepare for the first workshop: storytelling for global audiences.

The first workshop will take place on 02 – 06 June 2014, ahead of the Sheffield Doc/Fest (07 – 14 June 2014).

Workshop two will take place in August and the third workshop will take place in October in conjunction with the Leipzig Networking Days. The fourth workshop will take place in early November 2014.


Click here to apply


Call For: Entries Anima 2013, the International Animation Film Festival

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Anima 2013, the International Animation Film Festival, will take place in Brussels,  Belgium, from 8-17 February  2013.  


This important animation appointment hosts an international competition with many awards:


-Award for Best Feature

-Award for Best Short Film

-Award for Best Studentfilm

-Award for Best Advertising Film

-Award for Best Music Video

-Nomination for the Cartoon d’Or


This 32d edition will also present retrospectives, exhibitions, lectures, a series

of “pro” encounters (Futuranima) and workshops.

Every year the festival brings together more than 35,000 people: professionals,

journalists, students as well as a large local audience of children and adults.


Deadline :  

Entry Forms + preview DVD : October 1st, 2012 


No entry fee!


Visit our website for Anima 2013 online subscription or downloadable entry forms,

rules and general information :


Waterford Film Festival Late Deadline and Fundit Campaign

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The 6th Annual Waterford Film Festival will be held between the 9th -11th of November 2012 at the Greyfriars Art Gallery  and is currently open for submissions.

We are open to all kinds of film genres up to 20 minutes in length.
Final Deadlines for short film submissions are:

LATE DEADLINE: Friday 3rd of August (Postmarked)

For more information please go to:


The Waterford Film Festival is on to try and raise funds for the event. Rewards will be given for donations:


Please go to for more information


Waterford Film Festival’s main sponsors are Waterford City Council, Concept Web Design, Greyfriars Art Gallery.


With support from Fáilte Ireland, Film Ireland,Tower Hotel and Leisure Centre, Dooley’s Hotel, Limeleaf,, and Waterford Chamber.



3rd Underground Cinema Film Festival Final Call For Entries

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The third annual Underground Cinema Film Festival (UCFF) will take place from the 13th– 16th of September 2012 in the Royal Marine Hotel and the Pavilion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire.

We are delighted to announce that in association with the Irish Film Board this year’s special guest will be Jack Sargeant. Jack Sargeant is a renowned author and an authority on underground and cult film and has devised a special programme for us. Jack is also curator of Revelation Perth International film festival and we at Underground are honoured to forge a link with such a prestigious festival. Jack will be joined by Paul Fraser (My Brothers), as well as being a talented director, Paul’s screenwriting collaborations with Shane Meadows (This is England) is the stuff of modern cinematic legend.

Other special guests include a trio of pure, powerhouse talent, the  inimitable  Terry McMahon (Charlie Casanova, last year’s opening film), Ivan Kavanagh (Tin Can Man, last year’s closing film) and Conor Horgan (100 Mornings) in a full day devoted to underground/cult/punk-rock film at this year’s festival.

The festival will be divided into four parts this year. Our opening day, entitled ‘Women in Film‘, will feature panel discussions with women from every aspect of the industry and culminate in a screening of Kirsten Sheridan’s innovative feature Dollhouse. Some of the guests on this day include, as well as Ms. Sheridan, Marion Quinn (32A), Edwina Forkin (Zanzibar Films), actress Olwen Fouere (The Other Side Of Sleep, This Must Be The Place), Other guests TBA.

We are extremely excited to announce that, in association with the Bram Stoker estate and Barnabus Bailey Greatest Show Unearthed USA and with the support of the Victorian Vampire Society UK, for the first time we will host ‘Horror-fest’ at UCFF.

In celebration of Bram Stoker’s centenary, we will host a 20th anniversary screening of Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula, as well as other special screenings, guests and exhibitions TBA. In conjunction with Barnabus Bailey GSU, a Web-based Horror Host programme in the USA, UCFF will run a special horror film competition.

For more information please log on to contest or

This year’s festival will also include a segment on screen adaptation wherein writers and directors will discuss the adaptation process from page to screen and we are proud to have Pat O’Connor (Cal, Dancing at Lughnasa, Circle of Friends), Bernard McLaverty (Cal), Colin Bateman (Divorcing Jack) and, schedule permitting, David Caffrey (Divorcing Jack, Love/Hate) joining us, as well as other special guests TBA. We will also host a Director’s Choice panel where our guest directors will choose scenes from their favourite films and discuss the influence that these films have had on their own filmmaking.

The UCFF team are incredibly proud of our packed programme this year.  Along with our usual screenings of short and feature films, we will host a number of free workshops with some of the top professionals working in the industry today, including Ferdia MacAnna (High Kings), Vinnie Murphy (Accelerator) and Ciarán Creagh (Parked) to name but a few.

For more information, to down an application form and copy of the festival rules and to book tickets please log on to:
Submission Deadline for Short and Feature Films 31st July.

Submission Deadline for the ‘Horror-fest’ 25th August.




Call for Entries: 6th Annual Waterford Film Festival


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The 6th Annual Waterford Film Festival will be held between the 9th -11th of November 2012 at the Greyfriars Art Gallery and is now open for submissions for films and screenplays!




For the second year in a row we will be focusing exclusively on promoting short films and screenplays, especially independent short films. This will enable the presentation of an increased amount of short films to our always appreciative audience.




The Waterford City Council Award for Best Short Film will be open to both short fiction and documentary films.




In 2011 we saw a high standard of films shown in Waterford and a particularly difficult task of choosing a programme from the hundreds of high quality submissions from filmmakers around the world.




In 2012, will also see the 4th year of the Screenplay competition, 2011 attracted a huge number of excellent submissions, many from first time writers. The Best Screenplay Award will be open to all screenplays for un-filmed short films.



We would like to take this opportunity to thank once again our core funders, Waterford City Council, and all our sponsors for their continued belief in and support of the festival.




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Call For: Entries – 3rd Underground Cinema Film Festival

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The 3rd Underground Cinema Film Festival will take place in Dun Laoghaire from13th September through to 16th September.

This year’s festival promises to be our biggest festival yet with four full days of some of the best independent film making from around the world. Once again our festival will include an incredible selection of industry led workshops from some of the biggest names in the country along with some surprise guest speakers. This year will also see Underground Cinema devote an entire program celebrating the work of women in the film industry.

UCFF are now calling for entries for this years festival which is competitive. Films will be awarded under the following categories:

  • Best Irish Feature Film – Feature film with a budget less then €200K.
  • Best International Feature Film – Feature film with a budget less then €200K.
  • Best Independent Short Film – Short film under 25 minutes that has not received funding.
  • Best Funded Short Film – Short film under 25 mins that has received funding.
  • Best International Short Film – Short film made outside of Ireland under 25 mins that may or may not of had funding.
  • Best Student Film – Short/Feature film completed by full time students in the Republic of Ireland.

Opening and closing feature films will be screened  in the wonderful Pavilion Theatre.  Although all genres are welcome at the festival we are particularly interested in horror film submissions this year as one of our programs  will be dedicated to this particular genre.
You can get more details on our festival by logging on to our website .


Call For: Entries for Your Video Here at Basement Project Space Cork


Responding to the under ground space at Basement, Your Video Here is calling for submissions for video and film work responding to the theme ‘Under_ground‘.

The selected films will be screened at Basement Project Space in April 2012. The screenings will include audience conversation about the works shown, and Q&A with the film/ video makers. Your Video Here intends to screen video and films issued with Creative Commons licenses, though this is not a stipulation for submissions.


Submission details:

  • Works must respond to the theme ‘Under_ground’.
  • Max duration of submitted work 30 minutes.
  • Deadline for submissions: 31st March 2012.


Your Video Here intends to screen films issued with Creative Commons licenses, though this is not a stipulation for entries.

See for more details on how to apply a CC license to your work.

Send a link to your work online to:


Alternatively post a copy of your work to:

Your Video Here,

No. 4 Ducart House,

Steamboat Quay,



Call For: Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival Entries

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Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, the leading UK showcase of short film and animation, is now accepting entries. The festival is coming of age in 2012 with its 18th edition.


Expectations are high, following a record number of 1789 film submissions received and a 37% increase in audience figures in 2011. Fresh developments for this year’s event include earlier dates (18th – 23rd September) and the move of long-time Programmer Mark Cosgrove into the position of Artistic Director, as well as the welcoming of new Short Film Programmer (Brief Encounters) Gaia Meucci.


The festival has emerged as an importantUKgateway for upcoming talent, giving selected filmmakers the chance to qualify for a whole host of major awards nominations – the Academy Awards®, the BAFTAs, the European Film Awards and the Cartoon d’Or.


Notable recent success was enjoyed by Grant Orchard’s A Morning Stroll, which after its Animated Best of British prize at Encounters in 2011 went on to win a BAFTA for Best Short Animation. The film is now returning to Bristol for the Nominated Shorts Season hosted by the festival, which runs until 29th April, and we are delighted to announce a guest appearance from Grant at a free screening on Tuesday 3rd April at the Hen and Chicken pub.


Managing Director, Liz Harkman said, ‘The festival is looking forward yet again to discovering the most promising short film and animation talent from all over the world. We have come a long way and are proud of the festival’s success. We have exciting plans for our 18th edition, and will continue to find new ways of showcasing, celebrating and inspiring short filmmakers through reaching new audiences, and facilitated networking amongst industry professionals and emerging filmmakers.’


The call for entries is now open and will close on 6th June (9th July for Watershed’s DepicT! 90-second film competition, which is part of the festival). Films of any genre with a maximum duration of 30 minutes, completed after January 2011, are eligible. Submissions are made through the Reelport website, which will host the Encounters Digital Viewing Library, making all films available for delegates during the festival and for the following 6 months.


Full submission guidelines are listed at




Call For: Entries for 13th annual Kerry Film Festival


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Kerry Film Festival is calling on filmmakers from across the Kingdom and the world to start submitting their work now, ahead of KFF 2012 which will take place from the 6th -13th October.

Following the success story which was KFF 2011, preparations for this autumn’s festival are already gaining momentum, and based on the impressive number of films entered last time round, the organisers are expecting yet another bumper year.

The main focus of the Kerry Film Festival is as ever on young filmmakers, with short film competitions geared towards showcasing their work and bringing it to a wider audience at home and throughout a growing network of partner festivals across the globe.

Filmmakers have the chance for their work to be seen by a prestigious panel of adjudicators which has in recent years included such leading lights as Cillian Murphy, director Paul Greengrass, Jeremy Irons, Liam Neeson, and Gabriel Byrne. KFF also presents the Maureen O’Hara Award to a woman who has excelled in the art of film, with Fionnula Flanagan honoured in 2011, receiving her award from Maureen O’Hara herself at a glittering awards ceremony at Siamsa Tire, Tralee.

KFF 2012 will see the launch of the Kerry Film Festival Challenge, the latest innovation of Festival Director Sarah Smyth, which will see young filmmakers invited to shoot a short film over the course of the festival using the backdrop of the world’s most beautiful film location; the Kingdom of Kerry. Full details of the Kerry Film Festival Challenge will be released in early July.

The call for entries is being issued earlier than in previous years. “Last year saw over five-hundred films entered into the short film competitions with entries were coming in right up until the last moment and the FedEx van wearing a path to our door,” said festival co-ordinator Niall Burman-Roy. “So this year we’re allowing as much time as possible for filmmakers to get their submissions in.”

The closing date for entries is August 10th. Submissions can be made online at where full details can be found.

The Kerry Film Festival would like to thank The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon,KerryCountyCouncil/ Comhairle Contae Chiarraí, Tralee Town Council / Comhairle Baile Thra Li, Siamsa Tire & Lyric FM.

The Kerry Film Festival will take place from the 6th-13th October 2012.




Call For: entries for Blackrock Animation Film Festival 2012 Competition

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Details of the second Blackrock Animation Film Festival Competition were announced today (Monday) at a photo call in Blackrock.  Festival Director, Fionnghuala Ní Néill and President of the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), Dr Annie Doona were joined by Blackrock Business Network members to help launch the competition, now in its second year.

At the unveiling of the competition poster, the Festival Director called for entries and announced the deadline – Friday, 6th July 2012.  Winning entries will be showcased during Blackrock Animation Film Festival 2012 (12th– 13th October) and prizes will be awarded at an awards ceremony (The BAFFAs).

Announcing the competition details and rules, Festival Director, Fionnghuala Ní Néill said:

‘We were astounded at the level and quality of entries for our inaugural Festival so we are naturally very excited about this year. We hope that the Blackrock Animation Film Festival 2012 Competition will inspire people to develop and showcase their talents.We are planning a bigger Festival this year with even more screenings, talks and workshops to take place over the two day event.’

Competition entry forms and rules are available on Festival updates will be announced in the coming months on, and on Twitter, @baffa2012.


Call for Entries: ICCL Human Rights Film Awards

Applications are now open for the 2012 ICCL Human Rights Film Awards, marking the competition’s fourth year as Ireland’s only human rights short film competition.

The aim of the Human Rights Film Awards is to provide film students, filmmakers and those working in human rights with an opportunity to contribute to human rights discourse in Ireland, grappling with issues which affect some of the most vulnerable members of Irish society through the medium of film.

Over the past three years, the competition has produced shortlisted films of outstanding quality which cast light on a range of human rights issues in new and creative ways.

The 2012 competition will also continue to widen its reach to younger people in second-level education through the Human Rights in Under a Minute Challenge, which will launch in January 2012, and through the Human Rights Films in Schools Project).

The competition deadline is 16 April 2012, and full details of how to apply are available here.


Call for Entries For Anima Animation Festival 2012 Brussels

Anima 2012, the International Animation Film Festival, will take place in Brussels, Belgium, from February 17 to 26, 2012. This 31st edition will present the international production of animated films, within the international competition for commercials, music video, short and long feature animation films, as well as retrospectives, exhibitions, lectures, a series of “pro” encounters (Futuranima) and workshops.
Every year the festival is attracting more than 35.000 people, professionals, journalists,
students as well as a large local audience of children and adults.

Deadlines :
Entry Forms + DVD for previewing your production(s) = October 15, 2011
Film print (in case of selection) = January 27, 2012
Entering the productions is free of charge!

Visit our website for downloadable entries for Anima 2012, the rules and general information over the festival:


‘Better Together’ Online Video Competition Call for Entries

Aspiring and student film-makers across Ireland are invited to lend their support to a new public awareness campaign, Better Together (, which has been launched to build public support for thousands of charities and community groups.


This social media campaign centres on the website where charitable organisations can showcase their work by submitting inspiring short videos to the Better Together Video Competition. The public are also being invited to show their support by donating to and voting for their favourite videos and causes.


Above all the campaign aims to inspire the public to connect with and support their local community, to show the heroic efforts being made daily by volunteers and people working to help those most in need and to demonstrate that we are better together.


Film-Makers Wanted


To help these organisations tell their story and create a winning video, we are inviting aspiring film-makers to partner with an organisation of their choice to produce and direct an inspirational short video (of 3-minutes or less).


Last year over 200 videos were submitted to the Better Together campaign, and they were viewed over 130,000 times by over 63,000 people. So why not get involved and gain exposure for your work while also adding to your own showreel?


Videos can be submitted from now until 28th October, 2011. The campaign will culminate with the Better Together Awards on 1 December when the winners will be announced at a glitzy ceremony inDublin.


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Dare Media UnderGround Short Film Festival, July 11th – 17th 2011 call for entries

Dare Media UnderGround Short Film Festival (11-17 July 2011) are now accepting entries.

UnderGround is a completely new begining for Cork Filmmaking. Forget other Local Festivals, UnderGround is a Festval for Filmmakers, by Filmmakers.

Dedicated solely to the Art of the Short Film, there are categories for Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Sci-Fi/ Horror and Music Video/Artistic.
UnderGround will run over four days across five intimate Cork City venues. Each Entry, regardless of selection or rejection, will receive a detailed evaluation and analysis from our panel of experienced judges to help you continue to hone your filmmaking skills.

Deadline for Entries: Early Bird Deadline (€5) 20th May ’11, Final Deadline (€10) 17th June ’11

Visit for more details or to download an entry form.


Dingle Film Festival offers €5,000 in cash prizes for Irish language Short Film Proposal

Dingle Film Festival offers €5,000 in cash prizes for Irish language Short Film Proposal

The Dingle Film Festival is delighted to announce ‘Físín’, a call to filmmakers to submit a short film proposal in the Irish language. The competition has a cash prize fund of €5,000 and €1,000 worth of lighting equipment hire sponsored by Cian de Buitléar’s company Teach Solas.

Five filmmakers will be selected to travel to the next Dingle Film Festival which opens on St. Patrick’s day 2011. Each of the five will be treated as festival guests and will be given the opportunity to pitch their proposal to a panel and a live audience in The Phoenix Cinema during the festival. A wonderful panel has been put together, including the iconic Eamon de Buitléar, local writer Louise Ní Fhiannachta, who now writes for TG4, local writer Marina Ní Dhubháin and head of Ealain Na Gaeltahta, Micheál Ó Fearraigh.

The opportunity has been put together by the festival to encourage the writing of film scripts in the Irish language. Tor Cotton, one of the festival sponsors came up with the idea:

“As an ardent supporter of the Dingle Film Festival I asked Maurice (the festival director) why he wasn’t screening much, if ever, ‘as gaeilge’ in order to reflect the festival’s location in the Corcha Dhuibhne Gaeltacht. The reply I got saddened and alarmed me, it couldn’t be true. Were there really virtually no films being shot through Irish? There must be some and I am sure there are some, only a few mind.” Tor went on to say “Just as I am shy to speak and thus progress my Irish, it may be that others are cautious about taking the risk to develop their films through Irish. However unlike my toe in the water of the language, the risk of making a bad film is equal in either tongue, I hope to speak more Irish and to see more films ‘as gaeilge’. It seemed a logical conclusion to be constructive rather than critical and set up a competition to encourage film making through Irish.”

The competition is aimed at people who combine a special interest in film alongside a commitment to the Irish language. The festival is keen to see proposals from all local dialects. This opportunity is open to any individual or group from transition year students right through to professionals. The application form is available to download at or you can email The closing date for entries is January 31st 2011.

The winning pitch at the festival will receive €3,000 cash prize and €1,000 worth of rental lighting equipment and will return to Dingle with their finilised film in 2012. . Four of the pitches will receive a cash prize of €500 and each filmmaker will receive a personalised commemorative leather notebook designed by Conor Holden.

The Dingle Film Festival, home to The Gregory Peck Award and who’s guests have included Gabriel Byrne, Cillian Murphy, Jim Sheridan, Sir Alan Parker, Saoirse Ronan & Sarah Miles, will have its 5th edition next March opening on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th and running until Sunday March 20th 2011.

For further information please contact Festival Director, Maurice Galway:

on 00 353 (0) 87 9139962 or email


Newport Beach Film Festival 2010 – Call for entries

The Newport Beach Film Festival is celebrating its 11th year of bringing the best in independent cinema to Orange County. Showing over 350 films, the Newport Beach Film Festival presents a unique blend of features, documentaries, international spotlighted films, youth, action sports and short films in one programme. The festival will run from 22-29 April 2010 and it’s now open for submissions.

Since its beginnings, the festival has presented many acclaimed films and as a result the Newport Beach Film Festival has quickly gained recognition both from filmmakers and audiences, and has attracted more than 50,000 attendees in 2009.

The festival also offers the opportunity to meet the filmmakers. Directors, screenwriters and cinematographers eager to share their work will provide an exclusive inside look at the industry during post-screening Q&A’s and as a part of the free Seminar Series.

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Call for entries for 'The Way We Live' Film Festival

The 7th Annual ‘Wie wir leben!/The Way We Live!’ Short Film Festival invites filmmakers from all over the world to enter their latest work for selection. The festival, which will take place from 4– 7 November 2009 in Filmmuseum, Munich, is looking for films which represent people with disabilities, chronic or mental illnesses and their experiences. The films entered should be no longer than 60 minutes and produced in 2007 or later. They can be fictional, documentary, animation or experimental films.

The deadline is 10th July 2009. A selection of about 30 films will be screened in the final international competition programme. There are three awards, presented by an international jury, as well as an audience award.

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AsoloArtFilmFestival 2009 Call for Entries

The XXVIII Edition of AsoloArtFilmFestival will be held in Asolo (Treviso, Italy) from the 28th August to the 6th September.

Created in 1973 by Flavia Paulon, the former festival enjoyed international success for over two decades, until it was interrupted in the ’90s. Refounded in 2001, this edition of AsoloArtFilmFestival will offer an annual exhibition with a contest dedicated to films and videos dealing with the topic of art in all its forms.

The contest is divided into six sections: Films On Art (works on art in all its forms), Artists’ Biographies (works of historical reconstruction and critical interpretation on personalities from the world of art and music), Films On Architecture and Design (works on architecture, urbanism and design relating to art in all its forms), Video Art and Computer Art (works using electronics or computer technologies as a method of direct artistic expression), Productions of Schools of Cinema (works related to art in all its forms, produced by schools of cinema, specialized higher education institutes and universities), Harmony and Territory (documenting works for the harmonious development of the territory and its contradictions, increasing the value of potential and resources with respect for culture and the environment).

The entry form download is available here and the closing date for applications is 15th May ’09.


Hamburg Short Festival Call for Entries

The 25th Hamburg International Short Film Festival has given its the call for entries. The festival, which is organised by the Hamburg Short Film Agency, is intended to serve as a meeting place for both filmmakers and film lovers.

The competition categories include: the International Competition, the No Budget Competition, the National Competition, Three-minute Quickie (this year’s topic: ‘Human Error’) and ‘Mo & Friese’ Children’s Short Film Festival.

Deadline for entries is 15th February, 2009. Films should not exceed 30 minutes in length and should not be produced before 2008.

For more information, please visit