Deadlines November | Funding & Festivals

All funding and festival deadlines for November at one glance.

In this edition of our monthly column you will find interesting festival- and funding options with submission deadlines in November. 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

Palm Springs International ShortFest

Submission deadline: November 1 (early deadline)
Festival dates: June 20-23, 2023

The Palm Springs International ShortFest is one of the largest showcases of short-form cinema in North America. The seven-day competitive festival is Academy Award, BAFTA and Goya-qualifying, annually screening hundreds of shorts from approximately 60 countries. ShortFest accepts submissions up to 40 minutes in duration, in the form of both fiction and non-fiction shorts. Categories include Animation, Documentary, and Live-Action. [Read more]

DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Submission deadline: November 5 (early deadline)
Festival dates: May 4-14, 2023

DOXA is Western Canada's largest documentary film festival, presented by The Documentary Media Society, a non-profit, charitable society devoted to presenting independent and innovative documentaries to Vancouver audiences. [Read more]

Hong Kong International Film Festival

Submission deadline: November 15 (early deadline)
Festival dates: Maart 30 – April 10, 2023

Founded in 1976, the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) is Asia’s oldest international film festival and a pioneer in introducing Hong Kong, Chinese language and Asian cinema and filmmakers to the world. [Read more]

The Pan African Film Festival

Submission deadline: November 20 (regular deadline)
Festival dates: March 20-30, 2023

DOCVILLE, the largest documentary film festival in Belgium, has a strong focus on author driven documentary with special emphasis on the cinematic experience in general and cinematography in particular. [Read more]


Dutch Deadlines

Nederlands Film Fonds:

- Development of animation short (November 14)

- Realization of research & experiment (November 14)

- Development of long documentary (November 14)

For all deadlines, visit Filmfonds.

Belgian Deadlines

Flemish Audiovisual Fund:

- Film funds Documentary (November 17)

- International promotion support Media funds (November 17)

- Beurzen Filmfonds (November 28)

For all deadlines, visit VAF.

German Deadlines

- Production Distribution / Sales (November 24)

For updates, visit the official NRW-website.

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