The 21 Film Festivals You Need to Submit Your Short Film To

In today’s modern age, we are blessed and inundated with film festivals from around the world to around the block.

Greater & Grander has made it easier for filmmakers with this handy guide on when the best 21 film festivals from around the world open their calls, and when their regular deadlines are.

Submission Date OpensRegular Submission Deadline
Nantucket Film Festival18-Sep10-Jan
Deauville Festival du Cinema Americaine1-Mar1-Apr
Austin Film Festival9-Dec22-May
Raindance Film Festival3-Sep22-May
Cannes International Film Festival11-Nov29-May
Toronto International film Festival11-Feb29-May
Calgary International Film Festival13-Jan29-May
New York Film Festival4-May12-Jun
Venice International Film Festival12-Feb12-Jun
Chicago International Film Festival13-Jan15-Jun
Busan International Film Festival1-Apr24-Jun
Telluride Film Festival15-Apr1-Jul
Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival5-May5-Aug
Sundance Film Festival18-May24-Aug
Indian International Film Festival21-May31-Aug
Palm Springs International Film Festival1-Aug15-Sep
Atlanta Film Festival4-Jun24-Sep
Santa Barbara International Film Festival21-Jul16-Oct
Slamdance Film Festival20-May24-Oct
Tribeca Film Festival19-Aug2-Dec

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