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Film Festival Resources

 
 
 
 
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Indigenous Festivals 

 
 

CANADA


 
 

Alianait Arts Festival

Iqaluit, Nunavut

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Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival

Ottawa, ON

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imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival

Toronto, ON

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Two Spirit Festival

Saskatoon, SK

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mispon: A Celebration of Indigenous Filmmaking

Regina, SK

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Présence Autochtone Montréal First Peoples Festival

Montréal, QC

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Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival

Vancouver, BC

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Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival

Winnipeg, MB

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USA


 
 

American Indian Film Festival

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Augsburg College Native American Film Series

Minneapolis, MN, USA

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Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

Missoula, MT, USA

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California’s American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival

(Formerly San Diego American Indian Film Festival)

San Marcos, CA, USA

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Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

Austin, TX, USA

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Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

Washington, D.C., USA

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First Nations | First Features: A Showcase of World Indigenous Film & Media

New York and Washington, D.C., USA

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Hawaii International Film Festival

Honolulu, HI, USA

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Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

Denver, CO, USA

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Indigenous World Film Festival

Anchorage, AK, USA

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LA SKINS Film Festival

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival

New York, NY, USA

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Mother Tongue Film Festival (Recovering Voices)

Washington, DC

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Native American Film & Video Festival (on hiatus)

New York, NY, USA

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Native Cinema Showcase

Santa Fe, NM, USA

Information:  fvc@si.edu

 

Native Crossroads Film Festival & Symposium

Norman, OK, USA

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Native Eyes Film Showcase

Tucson, AZ, USA

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Native Film Festival

Palm Springs, CA, USA

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Nmai's at the Movies Series

New York, NY, USA

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Nmai's Dinner & a Movie Series

Washington, D.C., USA

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Red Fork Native American Film Festival

Tulsa, OK, USA

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Sapatq’ayn Cinema: Native American Film Festival

Moscow, ID, USA

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Sundance Film Festival

Park City, UT, USA

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MEXICO, CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA


 
 

Arica Nativa International Rural & Indigenous Film Festival

Arica, Chile

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CLACPI Festival Internacional de Cine y Video de los Pueblos Indígenas / International Film & Video Festival of Indigenous Peoples

Biennial in rotating Latin American countries. Organized by CLACPI – Coordinadora Latinoamericano de Cine y Comunicación de los Pueblos Indígenas

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Cumbre Continental de Comunicación Indígena del Abya Yala / Abya Yala Summit Meeting on Indigenous Communication

Biennial in different countries of Latin America

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Derhumalc | Festival Internacional de Cine de Derechos Humanos/International Human Rights Film Festival

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Encuentro Hispanoamericano de Cine y Video Documental Independiente: Contra el Silencio Todas las Voces

Tlalpan, D.F., Mexico

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Festival de Cine de los Pueblos Indígenas

Chaco, Argentina

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Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia

Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico

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MICIV | International Indigenous Film Showcase of Venezuela

Maracaibo, Venezuela

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Premio Anaconda

Biennial in rotating Latin American countries. Organized by CLACPI – Coordinadora Latinoamericano de Cine y Comunicación de los Pueblos Indígenas

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EUROPE


 
 

Berlinale / Berlin International Film Festival

Berlin, German

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Dellie Maa | Sapmi Indigenous Film & Art Festival

Tärnaby & Umeå, Sweden

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Festival Cine Alter’Natif

Nanterre, France

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Festival International du Film D’Amiens

Amiens, France

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Indianer Inuit: North American Native Film Festival

Stuttgart, Germany

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International Film Festival Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

Oberhausen, Germany

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Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur

Winterthur, Switzerland

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Native Spirit Film Festival

London, UK

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Origins: Festival of First Nations

Enfield, UK

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Red Rocks Arts & Crafts Festival - Film Showcase

Zagreb, Croatia

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Skábmagovat: Indigenous Peoples’ Film & TV Production Festival

Inari, Finland

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AUSTRALIA & AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND


 
 

Boomerang Festival

Tyagarah, Australia

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Corroboree Sydney Festival

Walsh Bay, Australia

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Homeground Festival

Sydney, Australia

 

Maoriland Film Festival

Otaki, Aotearoa New Zealand

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Melbourne International Film Festival

Melbourne, Australia

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Sydney Film Festival

Sydney, Australia

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Solid Screen Festival

Queensland, Australia

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Wairoa Maori Film Festival

Wairoa, Aotearoa New Zealand

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Winda Film Festival

Sydney, Australia

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ASIA & SOUTH PACIFIC


 
 

FIFO | Oceanian International Documentary Film Festival

Tahiti, French Polynesia

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Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival

Kathmandu, Nepal

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NUKU'ALOFA FILM FESTIVAL

Tonga, Polynesia

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Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival

Nanking, Taipei, Taiwan

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Yakutsk International Film Festival

Yakutsk, Sakha, Russia

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Youth Festivals

 
 

 
 

Canadian Cinema Editors Awards

Contact your instructor.

Deadline: March 6

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Canadian Society of Cinematographers Student Awards

Contact your instructor.

Deadline: January 31

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Images Festival (Toronto)

Deadline: November 2

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Ivy Film Festival (Brown University, Rhode Island)

Deadline: February 15

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Living Skies Student Film Festival (Regina)

Deadline: January 31

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Mississauga Youth Film Festival

Deadline: April 1

 

Next Frame: UFVA Student Film & Video Festival (Philadelphia)

Deadline: October 1

 

Reelshow International

Continuing online.

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Toronto Youth Shorts

Deadline: May 13

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TVO Doc Studio Contest (online)

Deadline: March 28

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Windrider International Student Film Festival

We offer $10,000 US prizes and expense paid trips to Sundance Film Festival. We honor emerging film and documentary students whose work reflects the human condition with creativity and respect.  Past winners have won Academy Awards, Peabody, Sundance etc.

We have been around over 15 years, formerly known as the Angelus Student Film Festival.  

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Yorkton Film Festival

Student Category

Deadline: January 31

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Young Cuts Film Festival (Montréal)

Deadline: July 1

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Shorts Festivals 

 
 

 
 

Antimatter Film Festival (Victoria)

Deadline: May 11

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Breast Fest Film Festival (Toronto)

Deadline: July 31

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Cabbagetown Short Film & Video Festival (Toronto)

Deadline: July 31

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Canada International Film Festival (Vancouver)

Deadline: August 31

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Dawson City International Short Film Festival

Deadline: November 11

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enRoute Film Festival

Air Canada

Deadline: May 31

 

Filmaka

Continuing online.

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Kingston Canadian Film Festival

Local shorts.

Deadline: January 31

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Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM)

Deadline: June 28

 

Mutinee

Continuing online.

 

Niagara Indie Film Fest (St. Catharines)

Deadline: February 7

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Northwest Fest (Edmonton)

Deadline: February 14

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NSI Online Short Film Festival

Deadline: March 18

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One World One Minute

One-minute festivals.

Continuing online.

 

Ottawa International Animation Festival

Deadline: May 17

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Reelout (Kingston)

September 30

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Reel World Film Festival (Toronto)

Deadline: December 5

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Regent Park Film Festival (Toronto)

Deadline: June 13

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Rhode Island International Film Festival

Deadline: May 15

 

Rochester International Film Festival

Deadline: December 3

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Shortsnonstop

Continuing online.

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Toronto Urban Film Festival

1-minute films, Toronto Transit Commission

Deadline: July 15

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Wasaga Beach Short Film Festival (Ontario)

Deadline: February 28

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WildSound Film Festival (Toronto)

Continuing monthly.

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