Deadlines June | Funding & Festivals

All funding and festival deadlines for June 2023 at one glance.

Geplaatst op 29 mei 2023

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

Show Me Shorts Film Festival

Submission deadline: June 1 (late deadline)
Festival dates: October 6-23, 2023

Show Me Shorts is Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading international short film festival. Our mission is to connect New Zealand audiences with short films and share New Zealand short films with the world. We celebrate the short film art form and champion short film makers! [Read more]

Atlanta's LGBTQ Film Festival

Submission deadline: June 9 (regular deadline)
Festival dates: September 23 - October 1, 2023

Out On Film, Atlanta's LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) Film Festival, is one of the leading LGBTQ film festivals in the United States, as well as an Oscar qualifying one. Short films that win the festival’s Best Drama Short award will now be eligible to enter the Academy’s Live Action Short film competition for the concurrent season, provided their films otherwise comply with the Academy rules. In 2023, we will hold our 36th annual film festival. Each year, we showcase approximately 150 narratives, documentaries, short films. We show everything from international fare to local programming to retrospectives. We also place a big premium on working with filmmakers. Our visiting filmmaker series is one of the most respected in the industry. [Read more]

London Short Film Festival

Submission deadline: June 16 (regular deadline)
Festival dates: January 19 - 28, 2024

The 21st London Short Film Festival will be held in January 2024. LSFF exists to spotlight a multiplicity of filmmakers, visual artists and creatives, across intersections and with a commitment to peripheral voices. Each January, the festival hosts ten days of short form, conversation and multidisciplinary curation. We present up to 500 British and international films, collaboratively selected from 5000+ open submissions, alongside Special Events and an industry program of workshops, panels and discussion for filmmakers and cinema workers [Read more]

Slamdance Film Festival

Submission deadline: June 30 (early bird deadline)
Festival dates: January 19 - 25, 2024

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, Slamdance 2024 will combine an in-person festival in Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah and—building upon the success of previous online editions—an accessible virtual experience for everyone to enjoy. For online viewing, films will be available exclusively through the Slamdance Channel, the festival’s artist-curated streaming platform. [Read more]


Dutch Deadlines

Nederlands Film Fonds:

For all deadlines, visit Filmfonds.

Belgian Deadlines

Flemish Audiovisual Fund:

For all deadlines, visit VAF.

German Deadlines

For updates, visit the official NRW-website.

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