News: 2012 Film Festival Submission Deadlines

2012 Film Festival Submission Deadlines

It's that time of year again, filmmakers... time to make your new year's resolutions. And no, I don't mean quit smoking or stop drinking - smoke and drink all you want SO LONG AS YOU FINALLY GET THAT FILM FINISHED AND SUBMIT IT TO A FESTIVAL OR TEN. Rajo has signed up for a withoutabox.com account and scoured the internet for the latest film festival submission deadlines just so he can clue you in to which ones are coming up soon - whatta guy. And just for fun (a.k.a. future reference), here's a more detailed list, in order by deadline:

TORONTO - NORTH BY NORTHEAST
June 11 - 17, 2012
DEADLINE: Tues. Jan. 31
nxne.com

ZAGREB - ANIMAFEST ZAGREB WORLD FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION
May 29 - June 3 2012
DEADLINE: Wed. Feb. 1
www.animafest.hr

TORONTO - CFC WORLDWIDE SHORT FILM FEST
June 5 - 10 2012
DEADLINE: Fri. Feb. 3
www.worldwideshortfilmfest.com

CANNES - CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
May 16 - 27 2012
DEADLINE: Mon. March 5 (short), Mon. March 12 (feature)
www.festival-cannes.com/en.html

MARSEILLE - FIDMARSEILLE INT. DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
July 2012
DEADLINE: Sun. March 19
www.fidmarseille.org/dynamic

CAPE TOWN/JOHANNESBURG - ENCOUNTERS SOUTH AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
June 7 - 24, 2012
DEADLINE: March 23
www.encounters.co.za

SHANGHAI - SHANGHAI INT. FILM FESTIVAL
June 16 - 24, 2012
DEADLINE: Sat. March 31
www.siff.com

MONTREAL - FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL
July 19 - Aug. 7, 2012
DEADLINE: Sat. May 5
www.fantasiafestival.com

AUSTIN - FANTASTIC FEST
Sept. 20 - 27, 2012
DEADLINE: Wed. May 9
www.fantasticfest.com

CHICAGO - CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL
Oct. 26 - Nov. 4, 2012
DEADLINE: Mon. May 31
www.cicff.org

TORONTO - TORONTO INT. FILM FESTIVAL
Sept. 6 - 16, 2012, 2012
DEADLINE: June-ish
tiff.net

MONTREAL - WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
August 23 - Sept. 3, 2012
DEADLINE: Fri. June 10 (Shorts) Fri. July 1 (Features)
www.ffm-montreal.org

VANCOUVER - VANCOUVER INT. FILM FESTIVAL
Sept 27 - Oct 12, 2012
DEADLINE: Mon. June 18 (Can) Sun. July 1 (Int.)
www.viff.org

CHICAGO - CHICAGO INT. FILM FESTIVAL
Oct 11 - 25, 2012
DEADLINE: Fri. June 22
www.chicagofilmfestival.com

TELLURIDE - TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL
Aug. 31 - Sept. 3, 2012
DEADLINE: Sun. July 1 (Student and Short), Sun. July 15 (Features)
www.telluridefilmfestival.org

PARK CITY - SUNDANCE
Jan. 2013
DEADLINE: September Sometime
www.sundance.org/festival

BERLIN - BERLIN INT. FILM FESTIVAL
Feb 2013
DEADLINE: Sometime 'Round October
www.berlinale.de/en/HomePage.html

HONG KONG - HONG KONG INT. FILM FESTIVAL
April 2013
DEADLINE: November I'll Bet
www.hkiff.org.hk/eng/main.html

TRIBECCA - TRIBECCA FILM FESTIVAL
April 2013
DEADLINE: Probably December
www.tribecafilm.com/festival/

AUSTIN - SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST
March 2013
DEADLINE: December-ish
sxsw.com/

TORONTO - HOTDOCS
MAY 2013
DEADLINE: Next January I Think
www.hotdocs.ca/

Which ones are you applying for? Let us know if you get in!
Good luck! 

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