News: 2012 Film Festival Submission Deadlines

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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