Deadlines are approaching for a variety of film festivals, including The Wallabout Film Festival, the Aesthetica International Short Film Competition and the Woodstock Film Festival.
First up is The Wallabout Film Festival in Brooklyn, New York on April 11, 2010, with a submission deadline of March 19. Students and young emerging filmmakers are encouraged to submit their latest film, including work in any genre, theme, or category; however nothing over fifteen minutes can be showcased in the festival. There is no fee to enter. Selected films will be screened and critiqued by students, artists, and industry professionals at the annual award ceremony in April.
Aesthetica Magazine, a UK-based arts and culture publication that engages with critical debate and contemporary artistic trends, has launched the Aesthetica International Short Film Competition. Organizers are keen to see filmmakers from the U.S. represented, and all genres of film are being accepted. Winners and runners-up receive a prize package including film screenings at The National Media Museum (Bradford), Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival (London), Glasgow Film Festival, Kerry Film Festival (Ireland), and Project Space Leeds. Films can be up to 25 minutes long. For detailed guidelines and entry, visit Aesthetica Magazine. The entry deadline is April 30.
The 11th annual Woodstock Film Festival is a uniquely intimate, casual and friendly event, where highly-respected industry "movers and shakers" mingle freely with emerging filmmakers, providing excellent networking opportunities in a fun and stimulating environment. Honoring quality, the Maverick Awards are presented for Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Film, Best Student Film, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Animation. Cash, prizes and/or services valued at $50,000 are given out. Audience Awards are presented for Best Feature and Best Documentary. Entries may be submitted through June 21.
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