Call for Submissions
Toronto Urban Film Festival
Deadline: prior to June 1, 2011 (no submission fee) June 1 -30, 2011 ($10 submission fee) July 1 - 15, 2011 ($15 submission fee)
Filmmakers, animators and video artists are invited to submit one-minute silent films for an urban public. Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) is open to Canadian and international artists; pays artist fees; and awards thousands in cash and prizes. Internationally acclaimed Canadian filmmaker, Atom Egoyan, will guest judge the fifth annual TUFF, awarding the top prizes of the festival! The Toronto Urban Film Festival, the only festival of its kind in North America, reaches over 1.3 million subway commuters daily.
For more information: www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com
Monument Valley Film, Blues and Arts Festival, Kayenta, AZ
Deadline: July 1, 2011
The Monument Valley Film, Blues and Arts Festival is the first and only Native American festival of its kind to be held on the Navajo Nation. The goal of the film festival is to bring Native-made films to the people of the Navajo Nation who otherwise would not have the opportunity or means to see these films. It is also an opportunity for emerging and seasoned film makers to present their work to a primarily all Native audience. This year's film festival will be held on the Navajo Nation. The festival is also seeking Native blues groups and artists for the opening night Blues Festival, September 9, 2011.
For more information: www.monumentvalleyfilmfest.com
MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
Deadline: June 30, 2011
Quebec’s only film festival dedicated to documentaries, the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM), is now accepting submissions.
RIDM presents the best reality-based films, including the works of established directors and new talents alike. Every November, the RIDM screens approximately 100 domestic and foreign productions and hosts a dozen complementary activities such as workshops, master classes, debates and roundtables. The festival typically welcomes about 60 special guests from outside Quebec, and presents 8 awards selected by juries of industry professionals for films programmed in the official selection.
Doc Circuit Montréal, the documentary market organized in parallel with the festival, hosts a dozen activities for documentary professionals, including workshops and presentations, and facilitates more than 500 business meetings. The next edition of the RIDM will be held from November 9 to 20, 2011.
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