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Festival Deadlines in May 2016


Prepare your festival strategy with our monthly overview of upcoming festival deadlines! Filmmakers whose projects are ready for competition can submit their films - among others - to the following festivals with deadlines in May: Camden International Film Festival, Sondrio Festival, PARISCIENCE - International Science Film Festival, AegeanDocs and RISC - Rencontres Internationales Sciences et Cinémas. Stay updated with our festival deadlines for the month of May 2016.

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Sondrio Festival - International Documentary Film Festival on Parks

Submission deadline: 13/5 – 2016. Festival: November 7-13, 2016

Sondrio Festival is a unique international film festival, mainly dedicated to nature films, of high scientific and cinematographic level, made in nature parks and protected areas worldwide. It takes place every year since 1987 in Sondrio, Italy, in October, during a week. The works presented in the competition are selected from the best productions worldwide: among the past festivals winners are film-makers from all over the world and famous personalities in the field of nature documentary.

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PARISCIENCE - International Science Film Festival

Submission deadline: 15/5 – 2016. Festival: October 6-11, 2016

PARISCIENCE is a film festival which crosses science with cinema to shed light on the evolution of the various scientific disciplines and their impact on society. Each year, the festival showcases the very best of French and international science-themed films. Many of the films had never been shown on French television. The festival runs for 6 days in early October and is held at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. It is organised by the Association Science & Télévision (AST), a collective of independent production companies working to promote science on television and developing relationships between the audiovisual sector and the scientific world (

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Submission deadline: 22/5 – 2016. Festival: September 25-29, 2016

AegeanDocs is an international Festival of documentary films taking place place in Mytilene, Chios and in other 9 islands of Aegean Sea, Greece.Its main aim is to introduce and promote the most important documentary productions worldwide and create an international forum for presentations and discussion about emerging media and information technologies. It is particularly interested in films with political, historical and social subjects. AegeanDocs is organized with the support of North Aegean Region and the collaboration of University of the Aegean. It is produced by StoryDoc organisation. The programme includes a selection of Greek, European and worldwide productions of the last three years, retrospectives, workshops and masterclasses.

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RISC - Rencontres Internationales Sciences et Cinémas

Submission deadline: 20/5 – 2016. Festival: November 19-26, 2016

RISC accepts film and video in all genres: Documentary, fiction, experimental, etc. RISC also accepts submissions from any fields of knowledge: sciences, arts, humanities, philosophy, politics, etc.

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Camden International Film Festival

Submission deadline: 27/5 – 2016. Festival: 15-18 September, 2016

Recognized as one of the top 25 film festivals in the world for documentary films and filmmakers, Camden International Film Festival highlights work that shows dedication to craft and a unique and artistic approach to telling a darn good story. We like films that blur the line between fact and fiction, films that inspire and inform and most importantly, entertain.

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