| Posted 11/4/2011 9:26:57 AM|
Film Festivals and Events
36th CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The 36th Cleveland International Film Festival is now accepting submissions. The festival will take place March 22 through April 1, 2012 in Cleveland, OH. Films made after June 1, 2010 are now being accepted for consideration. All films must be submitted on DVD (Region 0 or 1) for consideration by the Selection Committee. All films submitted must be available in only 35mm, Beta SP (NTSC), Digibeta (NTSC), Blu-ray, or DVD (region 0 or 1) for presentation. Films selected for the 36th CIFF will be announced no later than Friday, February 24, 2012. Click here to enter your film online or here to download an entry form. All submissions must be post-marked by November 30th to be eligible for the next Festival (early submission discounts available).
CIFF will also be awarding a $5,000 cash prize for the winning "Local Heroes" feature film at the 36th CIFF. These films are about Ohio, made in Ohio, or made by Ohioans. The award will be determined by audience vote and announced at the 36th CIFF Closing Night reception. For more information, including submission deadlines, visit the CIFF website at www.clevelandfilm.org.
BUFFALO NIAGARA FILM FESTIVAL
The 6th annual Buffalo Niagara Film Festival is now accepting submissions. The BNFF is April 12 - 22 in Buffalo and Niagara Falls, New York. The festival is planning two full themed days of movies and events, offering festivalgoers a unique way to celebrate cinema. In commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812, the BNFF will program films that complement the war reenactments planned in remembrance along the Great Niagara Frontier. BNFF will additionally organize a "Mob and Cop Showdown" where guests of the Festival will converge on a specially-constructed movie set to take part in a real-time action shootout sequence. To submit or for more info go to www.thebnff.com.
ARNOLD SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL FILM FESTIVALThe Arnold Sports Film Festival invites athletes and filmmakers of all ages from across the globe to submit short films showcasing personal athletic endeavors. Arnold Schwarzenegger founded the Arnold Sports Festival in 1989 and it has since grown to be the largest multi-sport festival in the nation featuring 18,000 athletes competing in 45 sports and events. Attracting over 175,000 attendees annually, the Arnold Sports Festival is the perfect forum to screen movies that demonstrate the passion, struggle and triumphs of athletes through film. The 2012 festival will take place March 2 - 4, 2012 in Columbus, OH. Deadline for submissions is January 15, 2012. Click here to get the official entry form for the festival.
There is no entrance fee for submissions in the U.S. High School division. Students entered in the festival will also receive free admission to the Arnold Sports Festival and Expo in Columbus, OH. For more information about the festival, visit highschoolfilmfestival.com. If you have questions about your submission to the Arnold Sports Film Festival, please email firstname.lastname@example.org