Deadlines October | Funding & Festivals

All funding and festival deadlines for October at one glance.

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

New York International Children Film Festival

Submission deadline: October 1 (regular deadline)
Festival dates: March 3-19, 2023

The Oscar qualifying New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival, the largest film festival for children and teens in North America, will be celebrating over 25 extraordinary years of screenings, special events, filmmaker spotlights, inventive and intelligent films, and discovery in 2023. [Read more]

Big Sky Documentary Short Film Festival

Submission deadline: October 7 (late deadline)
Festival dates: February 17-26, 2023

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is the premier venue for non-fiction film in the American West. Big Sky offers an ideal setting for filmmakers to premiere new work and develop lasting relationships with fellow filmmakers and industry. Celebrating 20 years in 2023, the festival draws an audience of 20,000 and film entries from every corner of the globe to a uniquely intimate mountain town setting with local Montana flavor. [Read more]

Tribeca Festival 

Submission deadline: October 26 (early deadline)
Festival dates: June 7 – 18, 2023

or more than two decades, Tribeca Festival has been a destination for new, groundbreaking storytelling from established and emerging artists. The 2023 Tribeca Festival will take place from June 7-18 in New York City. Next June, Tribeca will continue to explore creative innovation across film, TV, immersive, games, audio storytelling, talks, and more. [Read more]

The Pan African Film Festival

Submission deadline: October 31 (late deadline)
Festival dates: February 1-20, 2023

Did you know each year a transformation happens in Los Angeles, CA? People from around the globe gather to attend the largest and most prestigious Black film festival in the United States. From 100 million dollar blockbuster premieres to newly emerging Hollywood talent, The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) showcases a broad array of Black creative works from the world over, highlighting those that reinforce positive images and help to destroy negative stereotypes. Nowhere else can audiences find this unique opportunity to come together through film and art to explore new worlds, meet new people and acquire new information and ideas. [Read more]


Dutch Deadlines

Nederlands Film Fonds:

- Realization of minority co-production (October 3)

- Realization of research & experiment (October 10)

- Development of feature film and long animation film (October 24)

For all deadlines, visit Filmfonds.

Belgian Deadlines

Flemish Audiovisual Fund:

- Support Screening Flemish Author's Film (October 14)

- Project subsidies 2023 (October 14)

- Beurzen Filmfonds (October 24)

For all deadlines, visit VAF.

German Deadlines

- Graduation Film (October 13)

- Radio Drama (October 14)

For updates, visit the official NRW-website.

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