International Festival Deadlines for Filmmakers

Posted Tuesday 01 Oct 2013


International Film Festival Rotterdam

October 1, 2013 (short films completed after July 1, 2013)

October 20, 2013 (feature length films)

One of the largest public film events in the world, International Film Festival Rotterdam actively supports independent filmmaking from around the globe and is a recognized platform in Europe for launching new films and talent from Asia, Africa, Middle and Eastern Europe and Latin America. Apply here.

Slamdance Film Festival

October 9, 2013 (Late Deadline)

October 18, 2013 (Withoutabox Extended Deadline)

Slamdance serves as a showcase for the discovery of new and emerging talent in the film industry; it is also the only major film festival fully programmed by filmmakers. Apply here.


Big Sky Documentary Festival

Deadline: September 9, 2013 (Regular Deadline)

October 20, 2013 (Late Deadline)

November 5, 2013 (Withoutabox Extended Deadline)

This competitive event in Missoula, Montana, screens world and U.S. premieres and is open to nonfiction films and videos of all styles, subjects, and lengths. Apply here.


Tribeca Film Festival

Deadline: September 16, 2013 (Submissions Open)

October 18, 2013 (Early Deadline)

November 29, 2013 (Official Deadline)

December 27, 2013 (Late Deadline, for feature-length films only)

The Festival's mission is to help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enable the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center. Learn more here.

True/False Film Fest

Deadline: September 25, 2013 (Regular Deadline)

November 6, 2013 (Late Deadline)

November 13, 2013 (Withoutabox Extended Deadline)

The festival highlights innovative work with a cinematic scope, creative takes on contemporary currents, and most of all work that provokes dialogue about its subject and the documentary form itself. Apply here.