Festival Deadlines in May - Fests You Should Send Your Film To This Month!

By Aditya Savnal. Posted on May 05, 2016

If you have made a film and want to submit it to festivals then look no further. Here is a list of film festivals you should apply to this month. All these festivals have deadlines closing in May. So hurry up and submit your film(s) right now.

Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival

The Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival was started by actor- filmmaker Ronald Quigley in 2002 and showcases some of the most interesting independent films from around the world. The festival attracts a mix of seasoned artists, up coming talents and industry players interested in discovering the latest developments in the world of filmmaking.

Festival Date: 15th to 17th July 2016

Submission Deadline: 9th May 2016 (Late Deadline)

Final Deadline: 9th June 2016.

Click here to know all about the submission fees and guidelines here.

Raindance Film Festival

Listed by Variety as one of the world’s top 50 ‘unmissable film festivals’, the Raindance Film Festival which was started in the year 1993 has established itself as one of the premier international festivals. Held annually in London, the festival has previously hosted the world premiere of What's Eating Gilbert Grape and UK premieres of Pulp Fiction, Memento, Love Exposure and Old Boy among other acclaimed films.

Festival Date: 21st Sep to 2nd Oct 2016

Submission Deadline: 20th May 2016 (Regular Deadline)

Final Deadline: 10th June 2016

Click here to know all about the submission fees and guidelines.

HollyShorts Film Festival

HollyShorts showcases the best and brightest short films from around the globe. The festival hosted annually in California showcases short films that are of 40 minutes or less in duration and accepts entries in diverse genres. They also organise networking events, panel discussions, forums and screenings which can be of immense value for emerging film makers.

Festival Date: 11th to 20th Aug 2016

Submission Deadline: 20th May 2016 (Late Deadline)

Final Deadline: 6th June 2016

Click here to know all about the submission fees and guidelines.

New York Film Festival

Produced by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the New York Film Festival annually showcases short and feature film made by celebrated filmmakers and promising new talents from around the world. The festival is known for introducing filmmakers like Hou Hsiao-hsien, Manoel de Oliveira, Leos Carax, Raúl Ruiz, and Krzystof Kieslowski to American audiences. It is also known for hosting some interesting sidebar events which include filmmaker retrospectives, special screenings and interactive sessions with the filmmaking and media fraternity.

Festival Date: 30th Sep to 16th Oct 2016

Submission Deadline: 12th May 2016 (Final Deadline)

Click here to know all about the submission fees and guidelines.

Miami Short Film Festival

The Miami Short Film Festival gives a platform to directors, screenwriters, actors and producers to showcase their films to fellow filmmakers and industry professionals. The festival showcases shorts that are of 20 minutes or less in duration and belong to categories such as narrative features, webisodes and commercials.

Festival Date: 17th to 20th Nov 2016

Submission Deadline: 15th May 2016 (Late Deadline)

Final Deadline: 15th Aug 2016

Click here to know all about the submission fees and guidelines.

London International Short Film Festival

Affiliated with the London Independent Film Festival, the London International Short Film Festival invites filmmakers to showcase their short films and gives them access to networking events and helps them to build contacts for future collaborations.

Festival Date: 27th to 31st Oct 2016

Submission Deadline: 27th May 2016 (Regular Deadline)

Final Deadline: 30th Aug 2016

Click here to know all about the submission fees and guidelines.

To know about the other festivals whose deadlines are closing in May, click here.


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