Palm Springs International ShortFest

23rd Annual, June 20th to 26th 2017, Oscar-Qualifying

Earlybird Deadline: January 18th 2017

Fee: $30

Seeking: Short films under 40 minutes any genre

To apply, visit: https://www.withoutabox.com/03film/03t_fin/03t_fin_fest_01over.php?festival_id=1290

 

New Orleans Film Festival

28th Annual, October 11th to 19th 2017, Oscar-Qualifying

Earlybird Deadline: January 20th 2017

Fee: $21 for Chapman Students (Discount Code here: http://ftvstudents.chapman.edu/development/festival_office/festival_discount_codes/)

Seeking: Shorts under 40 minutes any genre, special categories for Expermiental, Music Video, New Media, & Episodic

To apply, visit: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/NewOrleansFilmFestival

 

Seattle Shorts Film Festival

7th Annual, September 9th to 10th 2017

Regular Deadline: January 31st 2017

Fee: $10 for College Student Shorts

Seeking: Shorts 3 to 30 minutes any genre

To apply, visit: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/SeattleShorts

 

Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival

13th Annual, July 20th to 23rd 2017

Deadline: February 1st 2017

Fee: FREE (Have to mail in DVDs)

Seeking: Films for all-audiences under 95 minutes in the genres of Action/Adventure, Animation, Comics-oriented, Documentary (limited to genre and pop culture topics), Horror/Suspense, Humor, Science Fiction/Fantasy

To apply, visit: http://www.comic-con.org/cci/film-festival

 

HollyShorts Film Festival

13th Annual, August 10th to 19th 2017, Oscar-Qualifying

Earlybird Deadline: February 3rd 2017

Fee: $35 for Student Shorts

Seeking: Short films under 40 minutes including categories for TV, Music Video, Commercial, VR, Web Series, Microbudget, and more

To apply, visit: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/HollyShortsFilmFestival

 

deadCENTER Film Festival

17th Annual, June 8th to 11th 2017

Final Deadline: February 20th 2017

Fee: $15 for Chapman Students (Discount Code here: http://ftvstudents.chapman.edu/development/festival_office/festival_discount_codes/)

Seeking: Short films under 50 minutes

To apply, visit: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/deadCenter

 

BAMcinemaFest

9th Annual, June 2017

Deadline: March 1st 2017

Fee: FREE

Seeking: Short films any length, any genre

To apply, visit: http://www.bam.org/bamcinematek-film-submissions

 

CineYouth Film Festival

13th Annual, May 4th to 6th 2017

Deadline: March 10th 2017

Fee: $15

Seeking: Short films under 15 minutes made by filmmakers 22 and under

To apply, visit: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/CineYouthFestival

 

Savannah Film Festival

20th Annual, October 28th to November 4th 2017

Earlybird Deadline: March 31st 2017

Fee: FREE for Students for Earlybird Deadline

Seeking: Short films under 22 minutes for student category, under 30 minutes for Pro, After Dark or Historical category

To apply, visit: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/SavannahFilmFestival