Accolade Competition

Call for Entries

Film - Television - New Media

Deadline: February 24, 2012 

Accolade Competition

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Accolade Among Top 25 Fests

Now in its ninth year, the Accolade is a top-tier, international awards competition. We welcome your participation.

MovieMaker Magazine included The Accolade among the Top 25 Festivals "Worth The Entry Fee." The article said, "Past participants can't stop raving about the professional opportunities participation in this event has generated for their work."

Awards go to those filmmakers, television producers and videographers who produce fresh, standout entertainment, animation and compelling documentaries. It is a showcase for cinematic gems and unique voices.

Each year: In-kind $1500 production studio opportunity, in-kind $10,100 post production opportunity, and humanitarian award.

The Accolade receives entries from all over the world: Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt,Finland, France, Guam, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States and Venezuela.

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Forum Short Film Competition

Forum on Law, Culture & Society: Short Film Competition

The Forum on Law, Culture & Society is currently accepting submissions for our inaugural Short Film Competition on a legal theme. Winning shorts will be screened during the annual Forum Film Festival in New York City in October 2012. Learn more about the Forum Film Festival. While this is a legal-themed film competition, we want you to have fun, be creative, and take some chances on new approaches. Any genre goes—musical, documentary, thriller, drama, romantic comedy, to name a few. We are looking for films dealing with law and legal issues, not just a police drama or murder mystery. Visit the Forum Web site for an idea of the variety of legal-themed films that have been screened at Forum events. Awards for Best Short, 2nd and 3rd place, Best Screenplay and Audience Favorite  Winning shorts will be screened during the Forum’s annual Film Festival in New York City in October 2012. Each year, the Forum Film Festival features renowned filmmakers, actors, writers, journalists, public intellectuals, and members of the legal profession. The Film Festival also attracts overflowing and diverse crowds of film enthusiasts, which provides a great platform for showcasing your winning work. More prizes to be announced. Who can enter? Students, independent filmmakers, and amateur/aspiring filmmakers Deadline: Entries must be received by end of the day on May 15, 2012  
 Download the Competition Rules  Download the Entry Form
Questions? E-mail Erin Bundra, Director of the Short Film Competition
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Prestige Film Award

The Prestige Film Award is Calling for Entries Deadline is March 15, 2012 Entry Form Website Email The Prestige Film Award is a top tier international competition. Awards go to actors, directors, producers, and videographers. We are a showcase of cinematic talent. The goal of the Prestige Film Awards is to give recognition and exposure to talented filmmakers and their films. Please visit our website for further details. The Prestige Film Awards 2107 Harrison Ave. Eureka, CA 95501 866-219-7766… Read the rest

Art with an Impact

Art With Impact

Dear Dr. Bruce Hutchinson,

Art With Impact is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to connect people to global issues through art and media and provide opportunities to share their voices, time, and talent in meaningful ways. Currently we are focusing on the issue of Mental Health, and we are holding a Short Film Competition for which we are now accepting submissions. Please distribute the following information to any faculty and students who may be interested or know someone interested in submitting a short film for our competition. Visit our website for more information.

Short Film Competition

Winning filmmaker to receive $1,000 cash prize.

Open call to submit film projects, up to 5 minutes in length, of any genre, using mental health as the point of interest. Film topics may either be interpretive of mental health, or address it directly.

Art With Impact views the short film as an important art form and springboard for young talent. As such, we do not place any formal restrictions on submissions, and will consider all genres and types of short films, including submissions utilizing original footage, shared footage, photo stills, music, essays, screenplays, original art work and more.

All submissions are subject to Art With Impact's Mutual Respect Policies.

There is no fee for submissions.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions must be 5 minutes or less. Films longer than five (5) minutes will not be considered.
  • Submissions must be added to the Mental Health Short FIlm group on Vimeo and the
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Digital Filmmaking – Post Workflow (Pipeline)

A fundamental shift happened during the DV revolution – the loss of the online. I have read several editors bemoan the fact that younger editors don’t understand the online process, but who could blame the young editors when it was not needed like it was before? First in the non-linear editing world was film > transferred to video (often Beta SP) > digitized at a low resolution > edited > conformed back to film > color timed > released. OR, there was video > digitized at a low resolution > edited > conformed (re-digitized) to a higher resolution > color corrected > released. The offline then online process was well understood and necessary for most projects. DV (mini and DVCam) changed that process a lot. Working in DV allowed editors to work at its highest resolution so the offline edit was essentially the online edit too. Apple tried to help with an offline version of the DV codec, but by the time it was out, hard drives had gotten cheap enough that offline DV did not make sense except  for multi-camera live events or other long-form multi-camera projects. Nearly 10 years went by with DV and HDV as wholly online edits (technically HDV went through a short offline/online life, but not much) editors from the all digital era did not learn the discipline of the offline/online edit and use of film started its decline. Today’s all digital post is broken down into two fundamental processes: 1) DSLR or similar where… Read the rest

The 2012 Project Seeks Crew

The 2012 Project is looking for actors and techies for a local independent project being filmed in the local areas. Auditions will be held at the following times and locations:
Feb. 12            5pm-8pm             
8122 Hwy 107 N 
Sherwood, AR 72120
(501) 833-3423
Feb. 19             2pm-5pm
Ketz Gallery
705 Main Street
North Little Rock, AR 72114
(501) 529-6330
We are looking for actors of all types and possibly costume designers and make-up artists, as well as tech savvy individuals. Scripts will be provided. Head shots and resumes are NOT required but always appreciated.
Please Note: this is a non-paying opportunity, but we are interested in filling as many spots as possible for this and future projects. Please pass the word on to anyone you think may be interested. 
Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.
Thank You.
Gretchen Butler
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Inktip Script Opportunities

1) Nexus Entertainment – Seeking Scripts About Hannibal of Carthage

We are looking for completed feature-length scripts dealing with the life and times of Hannibal, the military tactician from Carthage. Please note we submitted this lead one year ago, and at this point in time are only looking for scripts which have been written since then, or which have not yet been pitched to us.

Budget has yet to be determined. WGA and non-WGA writers may submit.

Our credits include “American Dream” and the upcoming “Dysfunctional Friends,” among others.

To submit to this lead, please go to:

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NOTE: Please only submit your work if it fits what the lead is looking for exactly. If you aren't sure if your script fits, please ask InkTip first.

2) Millions of Pixels – Seeking Contemplative Thriller Samples

We are looking for completed, feature-length, contemplative scripts as samples for a possible writer-for-hire opportunity. The script must portray characters that are contemplative, such as in “Tree of Life,” but also have a strong story structure such as in “Run Lola Run.” The reason is that the script we are developing will have two distinct parts or chapters: one is character-driven and the other is a plot-driven thriller. Thus, we are seeking scripts that display both intelligence (and visually expressive such as in "Melancholia") and strong story structure with crucial plot developments (such as "Run Lola Run"). We would like richly-written characters but … Read the rest

Production Companies Seeking Scripts

1) Arnold Leibovit Entertainment - Seeking Cross-Genre Sci-Fi Scripts

We are looking for completed feature length cross-genre sci-fi/adventure scripts.

Budget has yet to be determined. WGA and non-WGA writers welcome.

Our credits include "The Time Machine" (2002).

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2) Softcelluoid Films - Seeking Dramedy Pilots, TV or Web

We are looking for completed ½ hour or 1 hour character-driven dramedy scripts for television or an online web series.  We specifically need material that is sophisticated, yet edgy and should work for TV, so we need material in the vein of “Weeds,” Entourage,” “Bored to Death,” etc. Please describe the character in the personal message space provided when submitting.

Budget has yet to be determined. WGA and non-WGA writers may submit.

Our credits include the multiple award-winning film “Intelligence,” and we are repped by a major studio management company.

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3) DBA Amusements - Seeking 3D/4D Writing Samples

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4th Insight Film Festival

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Call for Submissions

4th Insight Film Festival


Submit a short film to the 4th Insight Festival for a chance to win some amazing awards & prizes and have your film viewed by some of the industry's best and brightest. 

Visit our website and fill in our online entry form, then just post us two DVDs of your film.

Sixteen awards & commendations were granted at the 3rd Insight Festival 2011, with prizes including:
 - £1000 cash
 - An expenses paid summer at the EICAR Paris Film School
 - An expenses paid trip to Italy to sit on an international festival jury as a judge! 

Last year awards were granted by a stunning judging panel including Hollywood producer Gary Kurtz (Star WarsAmerican Graffiti) and screenwriter David Weiss, famous for films such asShrek 2 and his time a president as the Writer's Guild of America.

Awards & Judges for the next festival will be announced soon.

Films must not exceed 30 minutes in

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