50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2019

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Calgary International Film Festival

Calgary, Canada / September 18-29, 2019 / calgaryfilm.com / A

Spanning 12 days, the Calgary festival, an Oscar-qualifying event for short films, has experienced dramatic growth, with 2,700 submissions last year. The Behind the Scenes events cover a range of topics. This audience-focused festival programmed 178 films last year. Each of the three bests (overall short, documentary, and Alberta short) take home $2,500 in prize money. Special attention is paid to first-time filmmakers, and visiting helmers can attend industry hubs and experience dramatic scenery featured in such films as The Revenant and Fargo.

Calgary International Film Festival

Photograph courtesy of Calgary International Film Festival

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  1. Tommy

    April 25, 2019 at 11:13 am

    No film festivals of diversity, not event the American Black Film Festival? Disappointing!

  2. Lucifer

    April 24, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    SDUFF is the best!!!

  3. Ryan Betschart

    April 24, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    San Diego Underground Film Festival!!!!! YAY!!!

    • Ron Tucker

      April 24, 2019 at 2:33 pm

      I can assure you that the Beaufort International Film Festival held each February in Beaufort, SC is well worth the entry fee. See the recap here -https://vimeo.com/321820933

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