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Festival Deadlines in January 2018


Prepare your festival strategy with our monthly overview of upcoming festival deadlines! Filmmakers whose projects are ready for competition can submit their films to the following festivals with deadlines in January: Visions du Réel, Doc Edge, Montclair Film, International Wildlife Film Festival – IWFF, DOXA Documentary Film and Video Festival and more. Stay updated with our festival deadlines for the month of January 2018.

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Visions du Réel

Submission deadline: 03/01 – 2018. Festival: April 13 – 21, 2018

Visions du Réel is a Swiss film festivals that presents a majority of its films as world or international premieres. It also offers the opportunity to meet the film directors, which are present at each first screening of the films. The Festival is also a stepping stone for new talent. The prestigious Oscars and the European Film Awards academies have opened their doors to films screened at Visions du Réel.
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Seattle International Film Festival

Submission deadline: 05/01 – 2018. Festival: May 17 – June 10, 2018

The Seattle IFF brings films from every corner of the globe to Northwest filmgoers. The Festival includes gala premieres, over 200 short films, sneak previews, Alternate Cinema, Face the Music, and special archival programs.

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Montclair Film

Submission deadline: 05/01 – 2018. Festival: April 16 May 6, 2018

The Montclair Film Festival (MFF), a non-profit organization, exists to nurture and showcase the talents of filmmakers from around the world. The Festival will create a cultural focal point in the Township of Montclair that unites, educates and celebrates our region’s diverse community and robust artistic heritage.

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DOXA Documentary Film and Video Festival

Submission deadline: 08/01 – 2018. Festival: May 3– 13, 2018

DOXA is an international documentary festival featuring new work selected by a jury, as well as thematic programming presented by independent curators. We are seeking submissions of short to feature length documentaries - Awards categories include Feature Documentary, Short Documentary, Canadian Documentary, and Nigel Moore Award for Youth Programming
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Doc Edge

Submission deadline: 15/01 – 2018. Festival: February 28 – March 5, 2018

Documentary Edge Festival (DEF) is Australasia's premiere international competitive documentary film festival and the only dedicated annual international documentary film festival held in New Zealand. DEF runs in Auckland and Wellington and includes a Gala Awards, Q & A sessions with filmmakers, special events and more.
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International Wildlife Film Festival – IWFF

Submission deadline: 27/01 – 2018. Festival: April 14 – 22, 2018

International Wildlife Film Festival - IWFF is an opportunity to engage public audiences, to learn about trends in filmmaking - technology, cinematography and wildlife production as well as to participate in seminars and workshops that focus on wildlife, conservation and the natural world.
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