Festival Location: Austin
Ideal Film Submissions: We showcase contemporary films and videos from Latin America (North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean) and the Iberian Peninsula. Films and videos made by or about Latinxs in the U.S. or the rest of the world, as well as films and videos by or about Indigenous groups of the Americas.
Film Submission Pet Peeves: Submitting films that have already screened in Austin, or have been broadcast with coverage in Austin, and films that are readily available for viewing openly online. Especially, when that information hasn’t been disclosed to us.
Festival Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
Ideal Film Submissions: Cucalorus loves filmmakers who are taking risks and telling new stories. We embrace artists who are outrageous, wildly weird, and passionately strange — and especially films directed by women, Black and Brown filmmakers, and Indigenous artists. The ideal submission is an observational portrait that is both funny and expansive, experimental but also accessible, that encourages us to be braver and bolder while also comforting us about the strange world around us.
Film Submission Pet Peeves:We love pets! We’ve been dreaming of a few pygmy goats or maybe a baby giraffe. Please send instructions. Do not send peeves. We don’t like.
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Festival Location: Waco, Texas
Ideal Film Submissions: The best submissions give us great characters. Whether it’s a comedy, drama or doc, we’re looking for dynamic personalities we can connect with and invest in their stories.
Film Submission Pet Peeves: Update your film’s social media! We all have to get creative due to social distancing, and while we can’t meet in person, we can utilize social media to promote you and your work.
Festival Location: Dallas, Texas
Ideal Film Submissions: Feature, short films and emerging media that explore science, conservation, climate change, and the environment while honoring the heroes working to protect our planet.
Film Submission Pet Peeves: Films that rush their creative process to deliver by our deadlines. We screen year-round on EarthxTV, so finish your film the right way, then submit it.
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