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Default Festival & Awards Round Up August 09 - Feb 10

British Airways Great Britons Competition Opens
Looking for individuals who demonstrate the values associated with Olympic and Paralympic Games and who strive to be the best, whether their passion is in sport, music, fashion, performing arts, art and design, innovation, or community. It is open to all UK residents 16 years and above who need support to develop their talent in any field. Filmmakers can add up to 3 music clips, 1 piece of video footage, 5 images and 1 block of text. Winners will also have access to BA’s executive club lounges, and each will be given a winner's pack which includes a camcorder. http://www.ba.com/greatbritons

First Aberdeen City and Shire Film Festival
24 July - 1 August 2009
The very first Aberdeen City and Shire Film Festival celebrating creative talent from the local area, providing a range of film related events taking place across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
The festival programme includes films made by local directors such as Mark Stirton, Jon S Baird, Steven Lewis Simpson and Lee Hutcheon, and locally made classics, Local Hero and The Queen. Opportunity to meet the directors at Q&A sessions, talks, workshops, networking events and creative and cultural crossovers at The Hub. http://www.acsfilmfest.co.uk

Royal Television Society Student Awards 2010
Submission Deadline: 7 August 2009
The awards are open to students attending educational institutions offering approved BTEC, degree and postgraduate courses in design, media and media related studies and to film and television associations at these institutions. All entries must have been produced during the 2008/2009 academic year, and entries should be submitted on DVD or VHS, and must be accompanied by an entry form.

Norwich Film Festival Norwich
Submission late deadline: 7 August 2009
Withoutabox extended deadline: 14 August 2009
Accept shorts, features, documentaries, animations and student films and the best of each awarded 1000 with the overall best film receiving 5000. http://www.norwichfilmfestival.co.uk

Outsiders Liverpool Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Liverpool
Submission deadline August 2009 (for main festival)
Otherwise operates an open, rolling submissions programme.
Show shorts and features throughout the year, at monthly screenings and during the main festival.

4mations Competition
10 July – 10 September 2009
Scottish Animation Group has introduced a new competition, with an opportunity to win a copy of Toon Boom Studio on 4mations.tv. Running a new summer competition over two months your film should show effective storytelling, or a clear purpose combined with good quality animation.
Each month will be judged by an expert panel of commissioning editors and professionals from top animation studios. scottishanimationgroup.co.uk

The Smalls Showcase and Awards 2009
Submission Deadline: 10 September 2009
Celebrates small films for small screens and the creative opportunities brought about by the internet, portable media players and the latest generation mobile phones. http://www.thesmalls.com

Encounters with Herzog Film Competition
Submission Deadline: 21 August 2009
Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Werner Herzog, will be exclusively judging a competition giving ambitious emerging talent the chance to break into the film industry by showcasing their own short film.
Shooting People, in association with Revolver Entertainment and the Barbican, is looking for filmmakers who, like Herzog, seek and document their encounters with nature. The winning film, will feature prior to the screening of Herzog's Encounters At The End of the World, on 27 September 2009, at 4pm at the Barbican, London. http://www.shootingpeople.org/herzog

Film 4 Frightfest
27-31 August 2009
Now closed to submissions
The UK's Leading fantasy & horror film festival which accepts fantasy and horror shorts, documentaries and feature films. http://www.frightfest.co.uk/

Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival August – Belfast
Discovering, exposing and promoting new talent in Northern Ireland.

Archives and Auteurs - Filmmakers and their Archives 

2-4 September 2009 University of Stirling
A conference to provide new perspectives and insights into the history of cinema. Panels will look at collaboration and authorship, Ingmar Bergman's archival legacy, the cinema authorship of Lindsay Anderson, the role of the producer, the transition from script to screen.
There will a major exhibition of material from the University's Lindsay Anderson Archive and panels on archival issues reporting on current projects and examining the challenges of creating and collecting film archives.

Canary Wharf Film Festival
5 – 7 September 2009 London
Now closed to submissions
Fusing the talent of creative and commercial minds to showcase the best in new 5-15 mins short films from a broad range of amateur and professional film-makers. Supported by Film London's Audience Development Fund.

onedotzeroadventures in motion
9 to 13 September London
The pioneering festival returns to BFI Southbank to present international moving image work from beyond the frontiers of innovation to inspire, provoke and entertain. This year's festival presents a dynamic compilation of leading edge cinematic expressions in the form of short films, promos, interactive experiences and feature films. This year also sees the start of onedotzero's involvement in the NESTA/UK Film Council digital innovation scheme, Take 12.

Cambridge Film Festival
17-27 September 2009
Now closed to submissions
Delivering the best in independent international cinema, embracing the latest technology, with a passion for the heritage of cinema.

Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival
18-20 September 2009
Submission Deadline: 31 July 2009
A spectacular celebration of the art of film, set in the historic border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

The 2009 event will premiere the best films from the international festival circuit, showcase a range of cult and classic cinema at The Maltings Theatre and Arts Centre, and exhibit a series of video installation works in weird and wonderful locations across Berwick.

Once again the festival is calling for submissions, including fiction,documentary and experimental works.

Toronto Film Festival Talent Lab
10-19 September 2009 Canada
Now closed to submissions
Aimed at emerging filmmakers, directors, producers, writers and others, with either one feature or two short film credits.

Nordic Sound on Sight
23-24 September 2009 Reykjavik
Submission Deadline: 3 August 2009
A co-operational project and an international conference on the dissolving division between the music industry and the film industry. The Reykjavik International Film Festival, (RIFF) is launching a category of the festival's screening program will exclusively be dedicated to music related films along with a music driven film market and ‘You are in control’, organised by the Icelandic Music Export IMX.

17th Raindance Film Festival
30 September - 11 October 2009 London
Now closed to submissions
Showcases features and shorts made by independent filmmakers from all around the world to an audience of film fans, journalists, acquisition executives, actors, producers and directors. http://www.raindance.co.uk

5th Renderyard Short Film Festival
5 -10 October 2009 – London & Spain
Submission deadline: 7 August 2009.
Held in London and Spain for films that are between 1 min and 12 min in length. Prizes worth $1000 including a prestigious Renderyard Award and getting your film placed their film channel and free Membership for a year. Supports the screening of new short films and animations including documentaries. The Festival also includes music videos, film titles, scripts and film scores.

Scottish Mental Health Arts And Film Festival
1-22 October 2009
Now closed to submissions

Can Leicester International Short Film Festival Leicester
Submission deadline October

Iris Prize Festival
7–10 October 2009
Now closed to submissions
Cardiff’s International Lesbian Gay Short Film Festival Prize for shorts completed between 4 July 2007 and 3 July 2009.

Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival
16-18 October 2009
Now closed to submissions.
Films can focus on any aspect of mountain life and culture, wilderness and adventure, and can be documentary or fiction.

Co-operative Young Film-Makers Festival October - Bradford
Now closed to submissions
Your film must be under 6 minutes long and films under 3 minutes are particularly encouraged. You must be 19 or under (or working with young people who are 19 or under).

Salford Film Festival Salford, November 2009 Greater Manchester
Submission deadline 31 August 2009
Looking for work with a North West connection, but this is not essential, preview screeners to be submitted on DVD (PAL or NSTC R0).

Abertoir Horror Festival Aberystwyth
4 – 8 November 2009
Submission deadline 31 August
1000 prize for best short film

Filmstock International Film Festival
5 – 15 November Luton
Submission deadline 14 August
Show 150 films in their independent strand of shorts (25 minutes or under), documentaries and features. “We have no agenda. We do not search for films at other festivals, or from film councils or distributors. We select from what you send. We are not influenced by trends or politics. We show what we like, and what we think our audience will like, and we have had no complaints so far”. http://www.filmstock.co.uk

UK Jewish Film Festival
7-19 November 2009

Now closed to submissions

Exhibits films that engage with Jewish experiences, histories, cultures and areas of concern worldwide, and explores their relationship and place within a multi-cultural society. The main programme is in London which then tours with screenings and events.

The 7th Inverness Film Festival
12-15 November 2009
Entry Deadline: 1 August 2009
The largest film festival in the Highlands and Islands screens the best new cinema from around the world as well as celebrate Scottish filmmaking. Looking for features, documentaries and short films made in Scotland or by Scottish talent, particularly from the Highlands, to screen during the festival.
Anyone interested in submitting contact Paul Taylor festival director: ptaylor@eden-court.co.uk

Gaelic Short Film Competition - Take Two For FilmG
Submission deadline: 20 November 2009
The innovative Gaelic online short film competition offers training and development support in the form of online video tutorials and on site workshops. Young people's and adult categories.

Norwich 13 - 15 November 2009
An annual festival in Norwich which focuses on the moving image in the most diffuse sense.
Seeking to unite audience, artists and work in a uniquely intimate and involved way—asking key questions about the nature of the 'film festival' itself at the same time. aurora.org.uk

Sheffield Docummentary Festival
4 – 8 November
Now closed to submissions
International documentary celebrating the art and business of documentary making for five intense days in November. Doc/Fest is a film festival, industry session programme and marketplace, offering pitching opportunities, controversial discussion panels and in-depth filmmaker masterclasses, as well as a wealth of inspirational documentary films from across the globe.

ThinkSync Films 4th Annual Short Film Competition
1 December 2009
Now closed to submissions
Filmmakers are to produce a film less than ten minutes long incorporating only music from their website. Designed to search out, celebrate and reward creative new independent filmmaking talent, with particular attention to the role music plays. The music, detailed rules and FAQ's are all available on the website, along with previous years' winning films.

31 January - 3 February 2010
Entry Deadline Extension: 1 September 2009
Projects should be submitted by the new deadline of 1 September 2009. filmfestivalrotterdam.com

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
12-21 February 2010
Submission deadline: 4 September 2009
 Final deadline: 20 October 2009

The premier venue for non-fiction film in West America will screen 100 films, including world and American premieres, classics, rare and experimental works on Montana's largest screen at the historic Wilma Theater in downtown Missoula, Montana. The competitive event is open to non-fiction films and videos of all genres, subject matter, lengths and production dates. Awards and cash prizes will be given for Best Documentary Feature (over 50 minutes), Best Documentary Short (15-50 minutes), Best Mini-Doc (under 15 minutes) and Best Documentary about the American West (Big Sky Award).

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival
18-28 February 2010

Submission Deadline: 30 September 2009

Inviting feature film and documentary submissions for the eighth edition, Ireland's largest feature film festival presenting over 140 screenings and events from over 30 countries.

All submissions should be over 60 minutes and must have been completed after December 2008. Accepts short film submissions by invitation only.

FDMX Film Industry Monthly Festival Round Up Prepared by Malcolm Moore, July 2009

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