Deadlines August | Funding & Festivals

All funding and festival deadlines for August at one glance.

In this edition of our monthly column you will find interesting festival- and funding options with submission deadlines in August. Have a look!

Finding your way

As a filmmaker, two things are very important: making films, obtaining funding and showing the film to the rest of the world! Around the globe there are so many great festivals and events that it is easy to lose track of what is happening. It can be difficult to realistically assess which festival is the right one for your film.

That's why CineSud Magazine started publishing monthly articles with the most interesting and promising international film festivals that you can submit to the following months. Next to that, we give an overview of interesting funding options in the heart of the Netherlands, Belgium as well as Germany.

Film Festivals

London Short Film Festival

Submission deadline: August 8 (late deadline)
Festival dates: January 20-29, 2023

The 20th London Short Film Festival will be held from 20th-29th January 2023. LSFF exists to spotlight a multiplicity of filmmakers, visual artists and creatives, across intersections and with a commitment to peripheral voices.[Read more]

Cairo International Film Festival

Submission deadline: August 15 (regular deadline)
Festival dates: November 13 - 22

Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) is an annual international film festival organized by the Ministry of Culture in Egypt. It is accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) and is committed to comply with all its conditions and regulations. [Read more]

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Submission deadline: August 19 (early deadline)
Festival dates: February 8 – 18, 2023

Now in its 38th year, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and educational organization with a mission to engage, enrich and inspire people through film. [Read more]

Tampere Film Festival

Submission deadline: August 31 (early deadline)
Festival dates: March 8 – 12, 2023

During 5 days approx. 400 short films in over 100 screenings, approx. 800 film professionals attending and altogether approx. 30 000 visitors attending film screenings, industry programmes and events. The passion for short film joins everybody together in relaxed atmosphere. [Read more]


Dutch Deadlines

Nederlands Film Fonds:

- Realization of research & experiment (August 15

- Realization of feature film and long animation film (August 29)

- Development of feature film and long animation film (August 29)

For all deadlines, visit Filmfonds.

Belgian Deadlines

Flemish Audiovisual Fund:

- Allowance Open Cinema (August 12)

Flemish/Dutch call (August 23)

- Media Fund Fiction (August 30)

For all deadlines, visit VAF.

German Deadlines

For updates, visit the official NRW-website.

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