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Calls for Entries

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2010 - Call for Entries

Extended Deadline: 30 June 2010

Filmmakers are invited to enter their new short, medium or feature length films to this years festival.  If you are a debut filmmaker, student director or if you are established in the industry, your new films are welcome.
This year Sheffield Doc/Fest will be accepting film submissions on DVD and, for the first time, via online platforms such as Vimeo and Daily Motion. The Special Jury, Best Green Doc, Innovation, Youth Jury Award, Audience Prize and the Student Doc Award are all up for grabs this year.

For any questions about the film submission process, please email film programmer Hussain Currimbhoy:

Or visit the website:

Media Literacy Conference 2010 - deadlines extended

Deadline extended: 30 June
Early registration deadline extended: 23 July

The Media Literacy Conference will be a major gathering for all teachers, teacher trainers, researchers, policy-makers and media professionals interested in teaching and learning about the media.

Bringing together practitioners in all levels of the 3-19 education system with researchers in the fields of education, literacy and media technologies, the Conference will provide a unique opportunity to share information, evidence and ideas about media teaching and learning at different age-levels. There will be an 'academic' strand of papers and debate, and a 'CPD' strand of workshops, as well as major keynote speakers and discussion panels. An exhibition of resources, hardware and software from educational publishers, media industries and other service providers will provide information on new ways to support learning and teaching about the media.

The event is jointly organised by the Media Education Association and the Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media at the Institute of Education, London, in partnership with Ofcom.

For registration and more information, please visit:

Encounters International Film Festival - Call For Entries 2010

Deadline: 30 June 2010

Submissions for this year's Encounters International Film Festival, 16-21 November 2010, are now open. This year sees the return of Animated Encounters with the competition programmes being divided into Brief Encounters (all short film, including animation) and Animated Encounters (animation only).

In an attempt to go green and reduce the amount of DVDs submitted, Encounters have once again teamed up with YouSendIt to offer the opportunity to upload your film and save at least 5 off the submission fee. We are also offering reduced fees for early bird entries and multiple film entries.

For further information and submissions criteria:


Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival 2010 Call for Entries

Deadline: 30 June 2010

Entry: Free

The 8th Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival (EMFF) will run from the 22-24 October 2010 and is now open for submissions.

The EMFF accepts films connected to adventure, exploration, nature, conservation, mountain culture and wild places. It welcomes films about all outdoor activities - climbing, mountaineering, walking, trekking, sea kayaking, white water kayaking, skiing, snowboarding, base-jumping, mountain biking, adventurous journeys etc. Documentaries and mock-umentaries are also welcome.

There are a number of film prizes to be won. The 250 Tiso Best Film Award, the 150 Alien Rock Best Climbing Film Award and the People's Choice Award.

To find out more, please visit:

Small Scale Cinema Equipment Grants

Deadline: 2 July 2010

The Small Scale Cinema Equipment Fund is intended to assist public cinemas, community cinemas, film clubs and other similar bodies seeking to present a planned annual programme of screenings in non-metropolitan areas. Applications can be for projection and sound equipment or for other capital items directly involved in the presentation of cinema screenings at your venue. The fund is intended to support Regional Screen Scotland's aim to increase and improve access to the cinema experience across Scotland.

There are two priorities:

    Filling gaps in provision: support for organisations in areas which have not benefited significantly from recent capital funds administered by HI~Arts, Scottish Screen, or the UK Film Council

    Raising cinemagoing quality: support for organisations who aim to raise the quality of their cinema screening presentation through improvements such as better sound systems, better acoustics or lighting, poster displays, etc.

Grants are available up to a maximum of 5,000 per organisation.

Application forms can be downloaded from

For further information, contact Ron Inglis:
T: 07740 928420

Strategic Partners 2010 Call for Entries

Deadline: 12 July 2010

Strategic Partners 2010 registration (non-producers) and application (producers) is now open.

Strategic Partners is the place to discover and develop compelling projects, kick-start long-term business relationships and make investment happen.
One of the world's pre-eminent co-production markets, SP focuses on feature film and TV fiction projects and long form documentaries, including those still at an early stage, looking for the right partner. New to this years festival, Strategic Partners will also include multiplatform projects in the mix.

SP brings international delegates (producers, investors, sales agents, agencies, broadcasters and distributors) together with Canada's top film and television players for one-stop shopping at this intimate and effective world-class co-production market. Over three days the festival offers a full schedule of one-to-one meetings, international broadcaster, provincial and country sessions, screenings and receptions, all set against the backdrop of the Atlantic Film Festival's 30th anniversary and the vibrant coastal city of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
For further information and to submit a registration or application form, click on the following link:

Glasgow Film Festival 2011 - Call For Entries

Early Bird Deadline: 31 July 2010
Deadline: 29 October 2010

The Glasgow Film Festival is now accepting submissions for 2011. The 2010 Festival was the most successful yet, recording audience figures in excess of 30,000 and hosting a string of notable screenings including, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans, Mic Macs, City of Life and Death, I Am Love, Lebanon, Splice, The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls and the world premiere of Legacy.

The 2011 Festival will run from February 17 to 27, in venues across the city. Co-Directors Allison Gardner and Allan Hunter are hard at work selecting a programme that will build on the Festival's success and growing international reputation. The films received as submissions are a vital part of that programme.

Booking forms and further information can be found online at:

Calling all young filmmakers

Deadline: 31 July 2010

Kids for Kids UK is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the 2nd Film Festival for children and young people in collaboration with Kids for Kids and International Centre of Film for Children and Young People (CIFEJ).

The Festival, which is open to UK kids aged 6-16, is now seeking submissions of short films of up to 10 minutes in any of these categories: live action, animation or one minute films.

Selected films for the competition section will be screened at the festival that will take place at the Gala Cinema in the City of Durham on the weekend of 6-7 November 2010.

The festival team will appoint a professional jury and a children's jury. The jury will award: Best Film in each age group and category, as well as one Grand Prize for Outstanding Achievement from each age group. Awards will be announced at the conclusion of the festival in November.

For further information and to download a film submission form and guidelines, please visit:

If you have any questions please get in touch with the festival team at:

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival - Call for Entries

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is a celebration of moving image in all its many forms. All genres and types of moving image works are accepted - narrative and artist video, live action and animation, fiction and documentary.

For details of how to submit, go to:

Commissioning tenders inviting moving image artists to respond to 2010s theme will be available shortly, watch the website for details:

FD4W International Film Festival - Call For Entries

The FD4W International Film Festival - which will take place in London from 9-12 September 2010 - is calling for entries from women film directors.

Submissions will be accepted from women film directors in four categories: features, shorts, documentary shorts and documentary features.

Fd4w founder Ruth Torjussen began teaching confidence building, women-only film directing courses in September 2009, with the aim of contributing to the worldwide movement to increase the number of films being directed by women. (Currently only 6% of film directors are women. Source: BEV 2009).

Such was the success of the courses, that in just a short time, Filmdirecting4women has become a grassroots community of women film directors with many more courses, monthly networking/screening events, an ever-growing online members' support network and now their own international festival.

For more information got to:

Cold Hard Cash in return for Bright Bold Ideas

Central Station is running a Member Fund which will be giving participants the chance to get their hands on up to 1,500.

Central Station want to fund exciting, innovative and collaborative projects. They are particularly interested in challenging and risky ideas that may not get funding through more traditional routes.

Innovative projects from all disciplines are welcome. To find out more go to:

BBC Film Network - Call for Entries

BBC Film Network has recently relaunched with a high-quality media player and improved functionality, and is now accepting short film submissions.

To find out more and to register, please visit:



First ever 'Pixel Market' open for entries 

Date: 13-14 October 2010

Power to the Pixel has announced that The Pixel Market is open for entries.

The groundbreaking marketplace takes place in London and will showcase 20 of the world's best cross-media projects at Power to the Pixel's Cross-Media Forum.

Held in association with The BFI London Film Festival, Power to the Pixel's Cross-Media Forum will run from 12-15 October 2010. The event has helped develop an agenda for digital change for creatives and businesses, gathering together some of the smartest and most pioneering media professionals and digital experts in the world.

For more information:

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