Deadlines September | Funding & Festivals

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

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

Slamdance 2024

Submission deadline: September 8 (latedeadline)
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. [Read more]

Flickerfest International Short Film Festival

Submission deadline: September 11 (regular deadline)
Festival dates: January 19 - 28, 2024

Celebrating its 33rd year in 2024, Flickerfest has grown to become Australia's leading competitive International Short Film Festival celebrating masterful, creative and impactful storytelling and the most original voices from filmmakers across the globe. Flickerfest will screen in January 2024 under the stars over 10 days in the peak of the Australian summer at the iconic Bondi Beach with select highlights of the festival touring to 50+ venues Australia wide. [Read more]

Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen

Submission deadline: September 22 (early deadline)
Festival dates: April 3 - 7, 2024

Go Short is the main short film festival in the Netherlands. The 16th edition of Go Short will take place at the beginning of April 2024. During the festival days, Europe’s best and freshest short films are being screened. The best short films go home with one of the Go Short Awards. Aside from the competitions, Go Short offers an extensive program of events, talks, educational activities, workshops, parties and meeting points for filmmakers, the audience and other stakeholders. [Read more]

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia

Submission deadline: September 30 (early deadline)
Festival dates: June 6 - 17, 2024

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia is an Academy Awards® accredited festival where the winner of the Best Short awards in the Live-action Competition, Animation Competition well as the Non-Fiction Competition, will be eligible for nomination in the short film categories of the Academy Awards® the following year. The festival was founded in 1999 as The Short Shorts Film Festival (SSFF), and since 2004, SSFF acquired a program specialized in Asian short films and established Short Shorts Film Festival Asia with the support of the Governor of Tokyo. Now, the combination of the two festivals take place annually in Tokyo as Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, one of the largest short film festivals in Asia. [Read more]


Dutch Deadlines

Nederlands Film Fonds:

Development of animation short

Development of feature film and long animation film

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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