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Film FestivalDatesLocationStatusSubmissionOpenPriceEarly DeadlinePriceOfficial DeadlinePriceLate DeadlineFind outPremiere RestrictionsAdditional Notes
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SundanceJanuary 16–26, 2014Park City, UT5/6/2013$407/29/2013$608/26/2013$809/16/2013No premiere or prior screening requirements
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SlamdanceJanuary 17-23, 2014Los Angeles, CA10/18/2013
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Santa Barbara International Film FestivalJanuary 30–Feb 9Santa Barbara, CA$7012/13/2013premiere restrictionsMichael Albright, programming director, asked on Facebook that I enter the "Screen Cuisine" segment
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Big Sky Documentary Film FestivalFebruary 14-23, 2014Missoula, Montana11/5/2013You can submit your film anytime before January 1, 2014 on their website. You will be notified if your film is selected bu January 1st.
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LA Indie Film FestFebruary 13–23, 2014DVD only?12/22/2013must premiere there30-min is feature
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Big Muddy Film FestivalFebruary 18-23Carbondale, ILREJECTED 2/2WAB - online screener$4011/15/20131/31/2014
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True/False Film FestivalFebruary 27–March 2Columbia, MOREJECTED 2/5WAB - online screener$3011/6/2013$4011/13/20132/10/2014"We're only able to celebrate 20 shorts each year, and we watch and debate more than 1000 films."
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South by SouthwestMarch 7–16Austin, TXREJECTED 1/27website - VimeoAugust$2510/4/2013$4011/1/2013$5011/14/20132/7/2014Short films can have prior premieres, even publicly onlineUp to 4 team members get lowest price. "This year 6,500 (2,200 features and 4,300 shorts) were submitted. That is a 20% increase from 2013 submissions" (Only 13 doc shorts.)
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Cinequest Film FestivalMarch 3–16San JoseREJECTED 1/12$6011/22/20131/15/2014
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Gasparilla Int'l Film FestivalMarch 19–23, 2014Tampa Bay, FLACCEPTED 2/10$602/15/2014
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Sacramento Food Film FestMarch 21-30NOT SELECTED
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American Documentary Film FestivalMarch 27-30Palm Springs, CAREJECTED 2/16WAB - online screener$5012/5/20132/20/2014
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Atlanta Film FestivalMarch 28-April 6AtlantaACCEPTED 2/5WAB - online screenernow$3510/4/2013$8011/22/20131/31/2014
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Full Frame Documentary Film FestivalApril 3–6, 2014Durham, NCREJECTED 2/21$4010/15/2013$6012/6/20133/1/2014
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Food & Farm Film FestApril 3–6, 2014San FranciscoACCEPTED 2/19DVD$3012/15/2013Asked on Twitter that I submit, submission fee waived—email film to info@foodandfarmfilms.com (said they love it!)
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Ashland Independent Film FestivalApril 3–7, 2014Ashland, OR
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Chicago Underground Film FestivalApril 2–6, 2014ChicagoREJECTED 2/4$4012/15/20132/1/2014"This year we received over 1,700 entries"
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Garden State Film FestApril 3–6, 2014Atlantic City
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Phoenix Film FestivalApril 3–10, 2014PhoenixREJECTED 2/3August$257/28/2013$3510/30/2013$4511/26/20132/6/2014short docs are under 60 min; Rejected, but free resumbit: "You can submit for no fee between August 1, 2014 and October 15, 2014"
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Bare Bones InternationalApril 3–13, 2014Muskogee, OKACCEPTED 2/3$501/21/2014
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Aspen ShortfestApril 8–13, 2014Aspen, COREJECTED 3/11$7512/13/20133/8/2014record 3,000 entries
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DisOrient Asian American April 11-13, 2014OregonACCEPTED 2/9$403/15/2014
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New Art Film Festival4/13/2014Champaign, ILDVDJanuary$0
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Arizona International Film FestivalApril 11–27, 2014Tuscon, AZ$301/12/2014shorts must be under 30 min
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Tribeca Film Festival, New YorkApril 16-27, 2014New York, NYwebsite9/16/2013$3010/18/2013$45$4511/29/2013ineligible if I premiere online (non-password-protected)
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Nashville Film FestivalApril 17–26, 2014Nashvillepremiere restrictions
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NYCDSFFApril 22–29, 2014New Yorkmax 30 minutes
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Newport Beach Film FestivalApril 24–May 1Newport Beach, CAMOV file$5512/20/2013no online premiere
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Hot DocsApril 24–May 4Toronto, CanadaDVD only$2511/22/2013$2512/13/2013$501/3/2013at minimum, Toronto premiere (presumably online disqualifies)1-29 min for shorts, 30+ cost more
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Soho Int'l Film FestApril 25–May 2DVD$552/15/2014
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Vegas Indie Film FestivalMay 1–8, 2014Las Vegas$4012/31/2013$503/30/2014
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The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film FestivalMay 1–11, 2014Los AngelesREJECTED 3/26$3511/26/20133/24/2013"arduous task of viewing over 400 productions for consideration"
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James Beard Award5/2/2014not nominated 3/18$1351/16/20143/18/2014
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Little Rock Film FestivalMay 13–18, 2014Little Rock, ARDVD$402/1/2014
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Festival De CannesMay 15–23, 2014Cannes, Frances$409/27/2013$452/14/2014$553/21/2014Under 15 minutes; no prior premiere or online screening allowed
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Seattle International Film FestivalMay 15–June 8Seattle11/4/20131/6/2014
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Dances with FilmsMay 29–June 8, 2014West HollywoodACCEPTED 5/7DVD$3512/18/20135/15/2014
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Brklyn Film FestivalMay 30–June 8, 2014BrooklynWAB - online screener$5011/29/2013no premieres
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Sydney Film FestivalJune 4-15, 2014Sydney$352/27/2014
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SoHo Short Film FestivalJune 7–10, 2014New YorkREJECTED 6/4$552/10/20145/14/2014
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deadCENTER Film FestivalJune 11–15, 2014no online premiere allowed
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Brooklyn Short Film FestivalJune 12–14, 2014BrooklynREJECTED 5/25WAB - online screener$4512/20/20135/15/2014
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Los Angeles Film FestivalJune 13-23Los AngelesREJECTED 5/2$3012/6/2013$401/10/2014$502/14/20145/5/2014
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Palm Springs Int'l ShortfestJune 17–23, 2014Palm Springs, CAno online premiere allowed
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AFI Docs (formerly Silverdocs)June 18-22, 2014Washington, DCnow$351/10/2014
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Manhattan Film FestivalJune 19–July 3, 2014New York, NYREJECTED 5/1$405/1/2014
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Houston Asian Pacific American Film FestivalJune 20–22, 2014Houston, TXINVITED 5/2$0
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Nantucket Film FestivalJune 25-30, 2014Nantucket, MA$251/20/2014
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Revelation Perth International Film FestivalJuly 3–13, 2014Perth, Australia$354/11/2014
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Traverse City Film FestivalJuly 29–Aug 3, 2014Traverse City, MI
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Las Vegas Film FestivalJuly 30–August 4, 2014Las VegasREJECTED 7/2$3012/8/20136/25/2014
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HollyshortsAugust 14–23, 2014Marina Del Rey, CA$402/7/2014$655/23/2014must be 30 min or less
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Massachusetts Independent Film FestivalAugust 15–17Brookline, MA$355/1/2014$406/1/2014
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Hot & Spicy Food FestivalAugust 15, 3pmToronto, CanadaINVITED 6/2
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Telluride Film FestivalAugust 29–Sept 1, 2014Telluride, CO4/15/20147/1/2014
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Kickstarter Film Festival8/18/2014Brooklyn, NYREJECTED 7/11$05/14/2014
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DOCUtahSeptember 3–7, 2014St. George, UTACCEPTED 4/29$302/10/20147/10/2014
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Burbank International Film FestivalSeptember 3–7, 2014Burbank, CAREJECTED 7/30$552/28/20147/31/2014
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Toronto International Film FestivalSeptember 4-14Toronto, CanadaIs it only Canadian shorts?
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DC ShortsSeptember 11–21, 2014Washington, DC$251/31/2014payearly, but sendby May 4like 20 minutes max, will consider 30 minutes (but they want Food Films!)
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Naperville Independent Film FestivalSeptember 13-20Naperville, ILACCEPTED 6/24$3012/15/20138/15/2014
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Wine Country Film FestivalSeptember 17–21Glen Ellen, CANOT SCHEDULED
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Chicago United Film FestivalrollingChicago, ILNOT YETfreerolling
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Atlanta Short FestSeptemberAtlanta
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Atlanta Underground Film FestivalSeptemberAtlanta
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Camden International Film FestivalSeptember 25–28, 2014Camden, MEREJECTED 9/2$258/15/2014
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Crested Butte Film FestivalSeptember 25–28, 2014Crested Butte, COINVITED 6/30
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New York Film Festival
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Atlanta Asian Film FestivalOctober 10–24, 2014AtlantaINVITED 6/5
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Hot Springs Documentary Film FestivalOctoberHot Springs, AR
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Chagrin Documentary Film FestivalOctober 8–12, 2014Chagrin Falls, OH
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San Francisco International Festival of Short FilmsOctober 10-12San Fransisco, CAThey are starting to accept entries mid October
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Chicago International Film FestivalOctober 10-24Chicago, ILREJECTED 9/7$403/29/2013$506/21/2013$707/8/20139/5/2014
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Life Sciences Film FestivalOctober 13–17, 2014PragueINVITED
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New Orleans Film FestivalOctober 16–23, 2014New Orleans, LA$302/28/2014
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Indie Spirit Film FestivalOctober 17–19, 2014Colorado Springs, COREJECTED 7/29$304/30/20148/1/2014
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Austin Film FestivalOctober 23-30Austin, TXSubmitted by Steven - NO WORD$505/1/2014
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Food Film Fest (NYC)October 29–Nov 2New York, NYACCEPTED 8/6$753/28/20148/1/2014
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Chicago International REEL Shorts FestivalOctober 2014Chicago, ILREJECTED 9/23$256/30/2013$407/31/2013$508/15/20139/15/2014Must fill out entry form and submit film online at http://www.projectchicago.com/submit.html
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Middleburg Film FestivalOctoberMiddleburg, VA
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Mill Valley Film FestivalOctoberCA
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Fort Lauderdale International Film FestivalOctoberFort Lauderdale, FL
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Vancouver Asian Film FestivalNovember 6–9, 2014Vancouver, BCACCEPTED 9/17$20 CAD4/30/20145/31/20149/15/2014
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AFI Fest - Los Angeles International Film FestNovember 7-14Hollywood, CAMarch
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Beverly Hills Shorts FestivalNovember 8-12Beverly Hills, CA
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Devour Food Film FestNovember 12–16, 2014Wolfville, CanadaINVITED/ACCEPTED 8/21$155/16/2014
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St. Louis International Film FestivalNovember 13–23, 2014St. Louis, MOACCEPTED 9/10$304/10/2014$35
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Food Film Fest (Chicago)November 20–22, 2014ChicagoACCEPTED 9/23/28/20148/1/2014
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RIDM (Montreal International Documentary Fest)NovemberMontreal
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International Documentary Festival AmsterdamNovemberAmsterdam
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Starz DenverNovemberDenver, CO
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Doc NYCNovember 13–20, 2014New York, NYREJECTED 9/9$506/27/2014
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Lone Star Film FestivalNovemberFort Worth, TX
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San Diego Asian Film FestivalNovemberSan Diego, CAREJECTED 9/6January$60
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Anchorage International Film FestivalDecember 5–14Anchorage, AK
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DocuFest AtlantaDecember 11–13, 2014AtlantaNOT SELECTED$3512/31/201310/1/2014
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Philadelphia Film & Animation FestivalSep/OctApril
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Midwest Independent Film FestivalYear-roundChicagoREJECTED 5/17$25
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Seattle Asian American Film FestivalFebruary 12–15SeattleACCEPTED 12/16
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