Filmmaker Alerts // Deadlines August 2014

MadSwell – Madeira Island Surf Film Festival
Madeira Island, Portugal
Late Deadline: Aug 22, 2014

Tirana International Film Festival
Regular Deadline: Aug 23, 2014
Late Deadline: Aug 23, 2014

Mica International Film Festival
Manaus, Brazil
Regular Deadline: Aug 25, 2014

Fliqio (curated mobile VOD)
London, United Kingdom
Regular Deadline: Aug 18, 2014
Late Deadline: Aug 31, 2014

OFFline Film Festival
Birr, Ireland
Early Bird Deadline: Aug 31, 2014

Leiden International Film Festival
Leiden, Netherlands
Regular Deadline: Aug 31, 2014

Lake Champlain International Film Festival
Plattsburgh, United States
Regular Deadline: Aug 31, 2014

MONSTER FEST
Regular Deadline: Aug 31, 2014
Late Deadline: Aug 31, 2014

More deadlines here: http://www.blog.filmfestivallife.com/2014/07/30/deadlines-aug-2014/

The first edition was held under the siege of Sarajevo and the people attending the cinema knew they were risking their life because they could have been hit by snipers or mortar shells. Against all odds, the event showed the tremendous courage of Sarajevo’s inhabitants, their resistance and protest against the aggression, seeking just to have a normal life, giving a sign that in spite of the horrible tragedy, culture was still alive in Sarajevo.

- Rada Šešić, Sarajevo Film Festival’s Head of Documentary Competition.

(Source: blog.filmfestivallife.com)

Award winners of Kratkofil Plus 2014:

• Best experimental movie: Shadow of your smile by Alexei Dmitriev* (Russia)
• Best documentary: The Supreme by Katarzyna Gondek* (Poland)
• Best animated movies: Coda by Alan Holly* (Ireland) and Pandas by Matuš Vizar (Slovakia)
• Best regional movie: Boles by Špela Čadež (Slovenia)
• Best Grand Prix: Mont d’Or by Karen Vazquez Guadarrama (Belgium)
• Audience award: Audition by Pierre Niney* (France)

Congrats to all the winners!

Filmmakers with a * are FFL members and submitted their short films via FilmFestivalLife!

I would love more of a Q+A culture to be fostered at film festivals in Germany. In France, they hang out more after the screening and take part in a more dedicated forum session, with more deeper questions.

- FFL member Christian Koch. Our interview here: http://www.blog.filmfestivallife.com/2014/07/22/christian-koch-der-gast/
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