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Festival Alert: January '23

Festivals on the nonfiction horizon, ready for you to submit!

Video Consortium

The Video Consortium January 16th, 2023
Festival Alert: January '23

VCers, we want to see your work make it out into the world. Just for you, a monthly list of some fabulous film festivals open (and opening) to submission.




  • Submit features, shorts, and immersive works to the Tribeca Festival. 📽 Extended Deadline (Features & Immersive): Jan. 18th 2023. Extended Deadline (shorts): Feb. 22nd 2023


  • Milwaukee Film Festival accepts short, features and submissions in their #Youth Films category. 🎞 Regular Deadline: Jan. 26th 2023





  • Dok.digital calls for contemporary forms of journalistic-factual work, or documentary content. 🥽 Journalists, filmmakers, games designers and producers from German-speaking countries are invited to submit their completed works. Deadline: Feb. 1st 2023


  • Sydney Film Festival is open for another month, to submissions in all categories. 🏄 Deadline: Feb. 24th 2023


  • Have you just wrapped an animated doc? Submit to Annecy Festival. 🍾 Deadline: Feb. 25th 2023 (shorts) Mar. 15th (features and VR)



  • Cannes Film Awards 🎟️ is open to submissions until Mar. 10th 2023 (shorts) or Mar. 24th 2023 (features).



✌️ Want to share your film with the rest of the VC community? Send an email or submit here to screen at an upcoming local gathering or get featured in Field Notes or on social.

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