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Festival Deadlines in January 2020


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: International Wildlife Film Festival - IWFF, Kyiv International Film Festival, DocAviv International Documentary Film Festival, Wicked Queer Boston LGBT Film Festival, Brooklyn International Film Fest and many more. Stay updated with our festival deadlines for the month of January 2020.

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International Wildlife Film Festival - IWFF

Submission deadline: 10/01 – 2020. Festival: April 18 – 25, 2020

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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Kyiv International Film Festival

Submission deadline: 13/01 – 2020. Festival: May 22 –25, 2020

Every year the festival presents over 250 films from all over the world. Kyiv International Film Festival Molodist is held in Kyiv annually during the last week of October. The Festival is a legal entity belonging to the Union of Filmmakers of Ukraine. The festival’s competition program consists of sections of student films, first short film (fiction film, animation, documentary) and first full-length fiction film.

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DocAviv International Documentary Film Festival

Submission deadline: 14/01 – 2020. Festival: May 21 – 30, 2020
Docaviv – the Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival is the largest film festival in the city of Tel Aviv, and the only festival in Israel dedicated exclusively to documentary films. It is among the world’s leading documentary festivals, with over 100 new local and international documentaries screened each year. The program includes several competitions: The Israeli Competition, the International Competition, the Depth of Field Competition, the Shorts Competition, and the Student Competition. The Festival also features a special tribute program dedicated to the work of esteemed filmmakers, as well as themed programs dedicated to music, art, social issues, virtual reality and new technologies, and other curated programs.

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Wicked Queer Boston LGBT Film Festival

Submission deadline: 20/01 – 2020. Festival: April 02 –12, 2020
The LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) festival was founded in 1984. The festival screenings showcase international, US, and local film, video, and other media, and it is open to both established and emerging filmmakers. To contact the festival, please fill out the form at

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Brooklyn International Film Fest

Submission deadline: 27/01 – 2020. Festival: May 29 – June 07, 2020
The Brooklyn International Film Festival (BiFF), is an international, competitive festival for and by independent film makers. BIFF's mission is to discover, expose, and promote independent film makers while drawing worldwide attention to Brooklyn. BiFF, inc. is a not-for-profit organization currently operating under the fiscal umbrella of the Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation.

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