Events & Deadlines | Deadlines
31 Mar 12 | Revelation Perth International Film Festival...
Revelation is chasing your short films, narrative features, short and feature length documentaries, animations and experimental films. Entries close 31 March.
Returning to Perth’s historic Astor Theatre for 10 days from 5-15 July, Revelation features over 100 individual works, a Super 8 film competition, an animation showcase, live music, special events, an academic conference and associated moving image visual arts exhibitions.
An outstanding range of local, national and international guests will be in attendance, plus industry panels, seminars and master-classes that include representatives from the funding agencies, distributors, exhibitors, writers, broadcasters, directors, producers, international sales agents, composers and all manner of industry participants.
For more information and to download and entry form, visit the Revelation Film Festival Website.
31 Mar 12 | Your Film Festival Applications Close 31 March
Your Film Festival, a collaboration between YouTube, Scott Free, Emirates, and the Venice Film Festival, is looking for stories from around the world. Entries close on 31 March, are free, and must be 15 minutes in any format- short film, web-series episode, TV pilot - and any genre.
Entrants can submit as many entries as they like, so long as all entries are story-driven and were not publicly shown or distributed before January 1, 2010.
In June, audiences around the world will vote to send 10 storytellers to open the 2012 Venice Film Festival where a Grand Prize Winner will be be rewarded with a $500,000 grant to create a new work, produced by Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender.
For more information visit the Your Film Festival Website.
30 Mar 12 | Queer Fruits Film Festival Earlybird Applications Close...
Queer Fruits Film Festival is seeking films which uplift and inspire- films which explore the serious realities and issues that confront the GLBTIQ communities.
Queer Fruits Film Festival was established to provide a vital regional screen culture event to enable the GLBTIQ communities and wider community to participate in the celebration and innovation of international queer filmmaking culture.
Established as an independent queer film festival, Queer Fruits Film Festival seeks to complement the screen culture and outreach events of major urban film organisations, whilst also providing significant screening and career development opportunities for regional GLBTIQ filmmakers locally.
Earlybird deadline- 30 March 2012
Regular deadline- 29 June 2012
Late deadline- 30 July 2012
Extremely late deadline- 7 August 2012
For more information, visit the Queer Fruits Film Festival Website.
29 Mar 12 | MeetMarket Applications for Sheffield Doc/Fest Close 29...
Sheffield Doc/Fest is accepting applications for the 12 MeetMarket until 29 March. MeetMarket is Doc/Fest's pitching initiative offering matchmade meetings between distinguished documentary and digital creators and the top funders and mentors who can support them.
The MeetMarket gives participants the opportunity for pitching new documentary, factual and cross-platform projects to over 200 decision makers, buyers, funders and mentors in one of the world's top factual media marketplaces. For MeetMarket 2012, approximately 65 projects will be selected to pitch over two days, and each can expect 15-20 meetings with key funders and decision-makers match-made and scheduled based on their requests and needs.
Projects can be:
• at any stage from early development to post-production and can include applications for outreach/marketing support
• from anywhere in the world
• in any genre of documentary/factual, from factual entertainment through to art/installation documentaries and cross-platform.
For more information and to apply, fisit the Sheffield Doc/Fest Website.
23 Mar 12 | Screen Dance Initiative Applications Close 23 March
The Australia Council’s Dance Board has committed $300,000 over three years to develop a Screen Dance Initiative. It invites tenders to develop, produce, manage, market and present a Screen Dance Program for the period 2012-2014.
Proposals are invited through an open tender process and partnership proposals that can leverage additional investment are strongly encouraged.
The Australia Council acknowledges that the dynamism and vibrancy of the small-to medium performing arts sector is essential to the cultural life of Australia. Whilst the Dance Board currently support many dance organisations on an annual or multi-year basis, it recognises that the support of screen dance is an essential part of the dance landscape in Australia.
The purpose of this initiative is to ensure that screen dance in Australia is supported in the most effective and innovative way. The objectives of the Screen Dance Initiative are to generate fresh thinking in the sector, new delivery models and to foster new strategic partnerships that can leverage the Dance Board’s investment most effectively.
This initiative is open to Australian arts organisations working with dance and screen projects including hybrid, digital and interdisciplinary art. Screen Dance Initiative proposals that investigate possibilities of artistic practices that intersect with broader cultural activity are encouraged to apply, including:
- Digital culture and creative opportunities for the National Broadband Network
- Indigenous and intercultural collaborations
Applications close Friday, 23 March.
For more information and to apply, visit the Australia Council Website.
20 Mar 12 | Alto Vincentino Short Film Festival Applications Close...
Entries for the 6th Alto Vincentino Short Film Festival in Santorso, Italy close on 20 March 2012.
The maximum duration of each work is 15 minutes and in the case of non-Italian dialogues, Italian or English subtitles are mandatory.
The prize money will be published on the festival website and will be a minimum of 250€.
Winners will be notified on 30 May 2012.
For more information on the entry requirements or to download an application (English registration forms and regulations available), please see the Alto Vincentino Short Film Festival Website.
19 Mar 12 | Screen NSW Ausfilm London CoProduction Forum Travel...
Screen NSW is pleased to announce an opportunity for NSW producers to attend the Ausfilm Week Co-Production Forum to be held in London from May 13th to 15th, 2012.
Ausfilm is hosting this targeted event, pre-Cannes, to develop co-production opportunities between Australian and UK producers for both feature film and high-end television series.
Applications close 19 March 2012.
For more information and to download an expression of interest form, click here.
15 Mar 12 | Indianapolis International Film Festival (Indy Film...
Applications are now open for the 2012 Indianapolis International Film Festival (Indy Film Fest). The festival will be hosted in Indianapolis from 19-29 July.
Filmmakers of all genres, backgrounds and skill-levels are invited to submit their work for this annual event.
Films chosen for the 2012 festival will be featured in four major categories: American Spectrum, Hoosier Lens, World Cinema and Matter of Fact.
Submissions will be accepted through March, with fees varying depending on the timing of the submission (Late applications close 15 March, and WAB Extended applications close 31 March).
Feature length films across all categories are eligible to win the festival’s $1,000 Grand Jury prize.
For more information visit the Indy Film Festival Website.
15 Mar 12 | Australians in Film Heath Ledger Scholarship...
Australians in Film (AiF) are accepting applications for the fourth annual AiF Heath Ledger Scholarship until 15 March. The Scholarship is open to any emerging Australian actor who wants to further their career and training in the US.
The Heath Ledger Scholarship is named in honor of Ledger who was an Ambassador for AiF before his untimely death in January 2008 and has the support of the Ledger family and friends.
Ten finalists will be announced in April 2012 and the winning recipient will be announced at the AiF's annual Breakthrough Awards in Los Angeles later this year.
The recipient of the primary scholarship will receive USD$10,000 in cash, a round-trip ticket to Los Angeles flying Australians in Film's exclusive airline partner Virgin Australia, a one-year Scholarship to Stella Adler Acting School in LA, a ten-day trip for two around California from Visit California, and a Showcast & Breakdown Services VIP casting package. Two runners up will each receive a round-trip ticket to Los Angeles courtesy of Virgin Australia plus a Showcast VIP casting package.
Previous recipients of the Scholarship have included Bella Heathcote, who is set to appear in the upcoming Tim Burton film Dark Shadows starring Johnny Depp and Andrew Dominik's Cogan's Trade with Brad Pitt; Ryan Corr, (upcoming film, Not Suitable for Children with Ryan Kwanten, Packed to the Rafters and Tangles) and Oliver Ackland (The Slap, Cloudstreet, Wasted on the Young.)
For more information, guideliens, and application form, visit the Australians in Film Website.
14 Mar 12 | Screen Australia's Cannes Film Market Induction Program...
Screen Australia will run a market induction program for Australians attending the Cannes Film Market (16–25 May 2012) in France. 20 Australian producers who are planning to attend Cannes for the first or second time will be selected for the program. They are also accepting travel applications to the Cannes Film Market.
The program will feature a series of podcasts on how producers, distributors and sales agents approach the market as well as several panel sessions in Cannes on the latest market trends. It is aimed at emerging producers who want to hone their skills and gather market intelligence, before taking projects to the world’s biggest international film financing market.
For more information and to apply, visit the Screen Australia Website.
Applications close on Wednesday, 14 March 2012.
Cannes Film Market Travel Applications
Screen Australia is offering travel grants for producers travelling to the Cannes Film Market. The Market is held in conjunction with the Cannes Film Festival, and will run from 16 to 25 May 2012.
To be eligible for funding, producers must have a previous body of completed, produced and released work, and have at least two feature films in development at a market-ready stage.
Producers can apply for up to $6,000 towards their travel expenses.
Approval is dependent upon the competitive strength of the application and the availability of funds.
More information about the Cannes Film Market visit the Cannes Film Market website.
For more information, and to apply, visit the Screen Australia Website.
Applications close 5:00pm Friday, 16 March 2012.
12 Mar 12 | Peter Rasmussen Innovation Award Nominations Extended...
The Peter Rasmussen Innovation Award is presented at the Sydney Film Festival acknowledges unrecognised talent, and aims to promote the recognition of outstanding work by the recipient and to assist them in their ongoing endeavours.
SFF are seeking nominations from respected industry practitioners who know of someone who is not yet fully recognised for their work, but whose practice they consider both excellent, and fringe, maverick or innovative. This practice may also be pushing boundaries in form or mode of production, and it may sit outside the usual categories of films shown at the festival.
For more information contact Alana Adye, Freight & Submissions Coordinator, Sydney Film Festival:
(02) 9690 5306 or firstname.lastname@example.org
10 Mar 12 | Shanghai TV Festival's Magnolia Award International TV...
Applications for Shanghai TV Festival's Magnolia Award International TV Program Competition close on 10 March 2012. The Shanghai TV Festival, which began in 1986, is the earliest comprehensive international TV festival in China.
The Magnolia Award International TV Program Competition is the leading international TV competition in China with its history of over 20 years, and aims to reflect the latest trends and promote the development of the global TV industry.
In recent years, STVF has been enhancing its cooperation with overseas awards and promoting programs to other international TV festivals, including the International Drama Festival in Tokyo and MIPCOM JUNIOR in Cannes.
The Magnolia Award International TV Program Competition is made of four categories: TV Series, TV Film, Documentary and Animation. The nomination programs will be announced in May, 2012.
The 18th Shanghai TV Festival will be held from June 11th to 15th , 2012 in Shanghai, China.
For more information and to apply, visit the STVF Website.
05 Mar 12 | Over the Fence Comedy Film Festival Applications Close...
Over the Fence Comedy Film Festival is looking for short (under 15mins) and long (16mins+) short comedy films.
For more information, visit the Over the Fence Website.