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dr jekyll and MASTER hyde
03-21-2010, 02:41 PM
do you know about any short film competitions that have a free entry fee & is open for entries worldwide + have some nice money prizes? :happy: (include animation shorts)
10-20-2010, 03:29 AM
It's hard to find a festival you can join for free. You can take a look at indiemogul or indietalk. Maybe you'll be able to find something there.
10-20-2010, 05:43 AM
Most festivals are businesses and even when they are not, they have bills to pay and it will cost something to send your film anyway. There is a list here:
Try this one:
10-20-2010, 06:08 AM
One of the most famous festval in the world, The Cannes Film Fest in south France is free to enter a short under 15mm.
If you win there is no cash prize but the prestige would get you work.
04-11-2011, 04:15 AM
I entered my film into Cannes but still have heard nothing. I know the press conference is on the 14th, but I was just wondering if I should have heard by now if I was in. Anyone have any experience in this?
06-09-2011, 02:23 AM
Couch Fest Films (http://www.couchfestfilms.com) used to be free but we got tired of losing bags of money. So, now, yes, we have a $10 submission fee which is completely refunded if your film is accepted. So, kind of free. Also, we have almost $2000 in prizes along with the intergalactically recognized clout of winning a Couch Fest Films award. Just saying..
06-09-2011, 08:09 AM
My wife and I ran short film festival years ago with no entry fees, and in addition to hemorrhaging cash, we also got deluged with a high percentage of garbage entries. Our festival is now hosted by our city (www.tylerfilmfest.com) and we're taking the exact opposite approach. We are wanting to reach out to young film-makers, but we also want to be a first-class venue. By being a little bit exclusive, we've been able to attract major sponsors, put up first-rate prize money, and schedule some awesome breakout sessions. Yes, there is a non-refundable entry fee, which is making people think twice before entering. I was apposed to it initially, the city wouldn't budge, and I have come to see it as a very good thing.