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Festival Deadlines in December 2016


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 December: DOXA Documentary Film and Video Festival, HOT DOCS, Doc Edge, Rincon International Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival and many more. Stay updated with our festival deadlines for the month of December 2016.

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DOXA Documentary Film and Video Festival

Submission deadline: 2/12 – 2016. Festival: May 4-14, 2017

DOXA consists of critical programs that examine the history of documentary film and video as well as present new works that expand our thinking about the documentary genre. Only NTSC cassettes are accepted. Awards are given for best feature and short documentary, and most innovative Canadian film.
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Submission deadline: 7/12 – 2016. Festival: April 27 – May 7, 2017

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is North America's largest documentary festival. Each year, the festival presents a selection of more than 100 documentaries from Canada and around the globe.
See details on HOT DOCS

Doc Edge

Submission deadline: 15/12 – 2016. Festival: May 10 – June 5, 2017

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. Alongside the Festival Doc Edge run other activities including Docs for Schools and the industry gathering Screen Edge Forum.
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Rincon International Film Festival

Submission deadline: 15/12 – 2016. Festival: March 27 – April 2, 2017

The mission of the Rincón International Film Festival is to support and promote culture and the arts in Puerto Rico through the medium of film. The festival seeks to inspire student, future and current filmmakers in the art of filmmaking, and to enhance the movie viewing experience in Puerto Rico through creative and entertaining events. With special award categories for Puerto Rican filmmakers and Spanish Language films as well as International and American Films.
See details on Rincon Int’l Film Festival

Hong Kong International Film Festival

Submission deadline: 31/12 – 2016. Festival: April 11-25, 2017

Leading festival in Asia and showcase for Asian Cinema. HKIFF has grown to be Hong Kong’s largest cultural event and is one of Asia’s most reputable platforms for filmmakers, film professionals and filmgoers from all over the world to launch new work and experience outstanding films. Screening over 330 titles from 50 countries in 12 major cultural venues in Hong Kong, the HKIFF reaches an audience of over 600,000 and 4,500 business executives attending the Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (FILMART).
See details on KHIFF

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