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Festival Deadlines in May 2019


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 May: DOC NYC, Locarno International Film Festival, Pesaro International Film Festival, Sarajevo International Film Festival, DOCLISBOA - Lisbon International Documentary Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival and many more. Stay updated with our festival deadlines for the month of May 2019.

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Submission deadline: 3/5 – 2019. Festival: November 7 – 14, 2019
DOC NYC celebrates this cultural phenomenon and encourages its new directions. DOC NYC aims to guide audiences toward inspiring work, gather practitioners of many fields, use the festival’s partnership with School of Visual Arts as a means for younger and older voices to communicate, help documentary storytellers make the most of emerging technologies such as video downloads, podcasts and electronic readers and much more.
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Locarno International Film Festival

Submission deadline: 13/5 – 2019. Festival: August 7 – 17, 2019
Throughout its 67 year history, the Festival del film Locarno has occupied a position in the landscape of the major film festivals. Every August, for eleven days the Swiss-Italian town of Locarno, right in the heart of Europe, becomes a capital of auteur cinema. Thousands of film fans and industry professionals meet here every summer to share their thirst for new discoveries and a passion for cinema in all its diversity.
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Pesaro International Film Festival

Submission deadline: 16/5 – 2019. Festival: June 15 – 22, 2019
Pesaro International Film Festival aims to achieve a high cultural level of proposals. The Pesaro New Cinema Foundation is a non-profit organization (a non-profit organization of social utility) that organizes the film show Internazionale Nuovo Cinema which has been held in Pesaro since 1965 in the last week of June. The competition is open to feature films of any genre, language and format, provided that they are Italian premières and first or second films. Feature films are considered works with running times of over 60 minutes.
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Sarajevo International Film Festival

Submission deadline: 25/5 – 2019. Festival: August 16 – 23, 2019
Towards the end of the four-year siege of Sarajevo, in 1995, Obala Art Centar initiated the Sarajevo Film Festival with the aim of helping to reconstruct civil society and retain the cosmopolitan spirit of the city. Today, two decades later, the Sarajevo Film Festival is the leading film festival in the region, recognized by both film professionals and the wider audience. The Sarajevo Film Festival is an international film festival with a special focus on the region of South-East Europe shining an international spotlight on films, talent and future projects from the region (...)
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DOCLISBOA - Lisbon International Documentary Film Festival

Submission deadline: 31/5 – 2019. Festival: October 17 – 27, 2019
Doclisboa wants to question the present of film, bringing along its history and assuming cinema as a mode of freedom. By refusing the categorization of film practice, it searches for the new problematic issues that cinematic image implies, in its multiple ways of engagement with the contemporary. Doclisboa tries to be a place to imagine reality through new modes of perception, reflection, and possible new forms of action. The sections include: International Competition, Portuguese Competition, New Visions, From the Earth to the Moon, Heartbeat, Cinema de Urgência, Green Years and Doc Alliance.
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Raindance Film Festival

Submission deadline: 31/5 – 2019. Festival: September 19 –29, 2019
Raindance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the UK. Holding the 27th festival in 2019, Raindance is based in the heart of London’s buzzing West End film district. Raindance Film Festival is officially recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences USA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the British Independent Film Awards. Selected shorts will qualify for Oscar® and BAFTA considerations (...)
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