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Festival Deadlines in October 2017


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 October: FIFA - International Festival of Films on Art, Porto/Post/Doc Film & Media Festival, ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival, Visions du Réel, New York City International Film Festival and many more. Stay updated with our festival deadlines for the month of October 2017.

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FIFA - International Festival of Films on Art

Submission deadline: 3/10 – 2017. Festival: March 8-18, 2018

FIFA is a non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to the worldwide promotion and recognition of films on art and media arts. FIFA's primary mission is to increase knowledge and appreciation of art among the public and to promote the work of artists. To reinforce and promote the input of professionals working in the fields of film, video and television and to encourage the national and international film industry to increase its annual production of films on art. Furthermore to stimulate the development of international markets, and the participation of producers, directors, distributors and professionals in the arts, film and cultural milieu, domestic and foreign, through emulation and networking.

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Porto/Post/Doc Film & Media Festival
Submission deadline: 13/10 – 2017. Festival: November 27 – December 3, 2018
Porto/Post/Doc is a festival that aims to capture the world through cinema and bring it to the city of Porto. Porto/ Post/Doc will feature a selection of over 50 films , which will be accompanied by several debates, masterclasses , Q&A sessions, parties, concerts and many other events.
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ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival
Submission deadline: 15/10 – 2017. Festival: February 25 - March 4, 2018
The festival is intended for the films from Albania, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Hungary, Serbia, Slovenia and Romania. Documentary films of all running times, topics, styles and production technologies can be submitted. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2017 for films released after January 2017, and November 15, 2017 for films in production.
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Visions du Réel
Submission deadline: 23/10 – 2017. 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. Alongside a varied programme, the Festival also offers masterclasses, debates with film directors, meetings with professionals and many cultural mediation activities. Submission deadlines: 23 October 2017 for films completed by the end of September 2017. 3 January 2018 for films completed by the end of February 2018.
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New York City International Film Festival – NYCIFF
Submission deadline: 31/10 – 2017. Festival: March 5-9, 2018
The New York City International Film Festival is committed to bringing the world's cinematography to New York City and to provide a platform for established and upcoming talented domestic and international filmmakers to showcase their work.
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