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Experiments in Cinema v17.2

Production Company: Basement Films
About: Experiments in Cinema v17.2 call for submissions!! Basement Films’ annual international film festival is proud to announce our call for submissions for Experiments in Cinema v17.2 (April 19-23 with an additional online version May 9-16).

Our call for submissions is open from August 1 – November 1, 2021 so don’t wait! See for our online submissions form or use the form on Film Freeway.

For additional information contact festival director Bryan Konefsky at or print traffic controller Nicole Delmar at

We are seeking new and old moving image art that will engage audiences with the magic and wonder that IS un-dependent cinema!  Submissions might be (but are not limited to) essay films, dance films, film poems, structural films, post-structural films, post-post structural films, underground films, abstract films, experimental narratives, experimental documentaries, video installations, transgressive films, portrait films, political rant films… Challenge us and make us happy .

If your creative output requires fancy press packages, agents to be contacted, a world premiere, descriptions like “…think The Little Mermaid on steroids…,” or character development that can only be understood in terms of a traditional narrative arc,  you might do well to find a different festival to screen your film.

Please note that for the third year Experiments in Cinema WILL be paying screening fees to all participating artists!

Experiments in Cinema v17.2 Bryan Konefsky, Founder/Director, Experiments in Cinema, el presidente, Basement Films
Bryan Konefsky
Producer: Basement Films
Dates: August 1 – November 1
Contact Phone: 505-916-1635

George RR Martin Sci Fi/Fantasy Screenwriting Grant

Each year the NM Film Foundation selects a talented screenwriter in the Sci Fi/ Fantasy genre to receive a grant from the George R.R. Martin Foundation in the amount of $5000.

 Encouraging growth in the film community and established by the writer of GAME OF THRONES, the grant was established to recognize the winner in a writing writing competition. Industry professionals will receive unanimously the screenplay and will judge based on criteria established prior to submissions.

This grant is only available for New Mexico residents who are non-WGA members

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: June 25, 2021 email for all details
Deadline for submission August 15, 2021 , 5pm MST

The award will be presented AUGUST 2021


film Festival for Comic and Super hero fans at Santa Fe Comic Con Oct 22-24 2021
Providing a weekend of Film, Celebrity guests, panels, workshops and more!

Contact us for sponsorship opportunities!

Judged by a panel of industry luminaries, the Comics In Film Festival accepts genre-related films in the following categories: Action/Adventure, Animation, Comics-Oriented, Documentary (Pop Culture–Related), Horror/Suspense, Humor, and Science Fiction/Fantasy. Awards and prizes will be given out at Comic-Con, with film screenings all three days of the event.
To qualify as a “genre film” your movie must have at least one (or a combination) of the following themes: horror, fantasy, science-fiction, comic-book, superhero, fan-fiction, animation and parody.

August 10, 2021 Earlybird Deadline
August 30, 2021 Regular Deadline
September 20, 2021 Extended Deadline

Borders | No Borders

Houston Cinema Arts Society (HCAS) brings back the second annual Borders | No Borders regional short film competition this year. Borders | No Borders is open to short narrative and documentary films with strong ties to Texas, the states bordering Texas, and Mexico. The competition opened on June 1st with a deadline of September 6th. Finalist films will be announced with the Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2021 lineup in mid-October and will be screened at the festival.

Fast Lane Longline Competition

Do you have an amazing film idea in the form of a logline? Submissions for the The Fast Lane Longline Competition is now open! This year they will host an array of network executives, producers and aggregators looking for compelling loglines to bring to life.

Early deadline is March 30, 2021. Submit now for a chance to get your logline turned into developed script, a chance to meet with industry experts and more sponsored prizes.

  • March 30, 2021 Earlybird Deadline
  • June 30, 2021 Regular Deadline
  • August 30, 2021 Late Deadline

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.