Call for Entries


2nd Annual Native American Animation Lab

The LA Skins Fest, in partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal is opening applications for the 2nd Annual Native American Animation Lab. This is a multi-day virtual intensive that provides creative development of a current project, meetings with corporate partners and pitching opportunities. 

The Native American Animation Lab is a multi-day program that will take place virtually December 7th – 11th, 2020. The lab includes intensive group discussions, one on one meetings and extensive instruction on developing an animation project. The overall goal is to create genuine career building connections within the animation industry.

A total of 7 applicants will be accepted throughout Native American and indigenous communities from an established network of tribes, non-profit agencies, universities, guilds and media organizations. The overall goal is that the participants garner the skills necessary to obtain employment in film, television and short form animation.

Early Submission Deadline October 9
Regular Deadline October 23rd


Haydenfilms 1.0 Screenwriting Competition for New Mexico Filmmakers

Haydenfilms Institute (HFI) Announces a Call for Submissions for the $10,000 Haydenfilms 1.0 Screenwriting Competition, featuring pilots and screenplays open to all genres! Plus: HFI will include a short film script competition also open to all genres and subject matter where the top four finalists will receive $1,000 each.

Apply via filmfreeway and use code ERICHFI2020 for %15 off the submission cost.


Film Submissions for the 2021 SXSW Film Festival Open October 6

Submit your film to the Film Festival for SXSW Online scheduled for March 16-20, 2021. As part of the 2021 offerings, this digital experience will feature conference keynotes and sessions, screenings, showcases, networking, and exhibitions. Film submissions open on Tuesday, October 6 for the 2021 digital experience.

Before you start the submission process, take a look at the deadlines listed here and stay tuned for more guidelines on each submission category.


16 Days 16 Films 2020

For the third edition of our annual short film competition, we are looking for submissions from UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Mexico and US-based female-identifying filmmakers. These films should explore themes inspired by the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, tackling sexual and domestic abuse, as well as inequality.

Submissions close on 8th October 2020.

Please also visit the 16 days blog for information about 16 Days 16 Films and our 2019 winner Myriam Raja, who directed the UK Says No More 2020 campaign video that launched Friday. Please help us share this vital message far and wide, by sharing this You Are Not Alone video with your community.