Chicago International Film Festival
June 14, 2021
The Chicago International Film Festival is the longest-running competitive film festival in North America, taking place in person on October 13-24, 2021. The festival is open to films completed after August 1, 2020, and premiered after October 25, 2020. Competitive categories include International Feature Film, New Directors, Documentary, LGBTQ, Short Film, and City & State (showcasing the best features, documentaries, and short films with their roots in Illinois).
St. John's International Women's Film Festival
May 24, 2021
June 21, 2021
SJIWFF will be celebrating its 32nd annual edition from October 13-17, 2021, with a program of short and feature-length films of all genres, directed, and/or written by women filmmakers from around the world. This is a non-competitive, filmmaker-focused festival. Priority will be given to film submissions with a completion date after June 1, 2020.
Women X Film Festival
June 30, 2021
The Women X Film Festival is a weekend-long festival showcase an amazing array of short films from women and non-binary filmmakers. This year’s plan is to hold the event both physically in the North East of England and virtually for digital delegates to continue to be an accessible festival. Categories include Best Drama, Best Comedy, Best Editing, Best Sound, and many more. All films must be directed, written, or produced by a woman, female-identifying or non-binary filmmaker. Short films by men are accepted if at least one of the three roles above (director, writer, producer) identifies as female or non-binary. Films must also be less than 20 minutes in length.
Tallgrass Film Festival
July 26, 2021
Flavorwire calls the Tallgrass Film Festival “a wonderful festival, and a reminder that New York and L.A. don’t have the market cornered on vibrant film culture.” Submissions are open for a variety of categories, sucha s Narrative Feature Film, Documentary Feature Film, ‘Stubbornly Independent’ Feature Film, and more. Cash prizes up to $5,000 will be awarded!