Check back frequently for submission dates to regional film festivals and other award opportunities.

The Berkshire International Film Festival


Western Massachusetts

Northampton International Film Festival
Location: Northampton, MA
Accepting: Documentary, Features, Shorts, World Cinema
Deadline: August 15


Central and Eastern Massachusetts

Boston International Kids Film Festival
Location: Boston, MA
Accepting: Feature, documentary and short films for, by and about kids
Deadline: October 13
Happening: November 1 – 3

Boston International Film Festival

Boston Underground Film Festival

Location: Cambridge, MA
Accepting: Feature, Short, Medium Length
Regular Deadline: September 30
Late Deadline: November 4
Extended Deadline: December 30
Happening: March 27 – 31, 2014

Glovebox Film Festival
Location: Somerville, MA
Accepting: Short Films, animation
Deadline: August 1


Upstate New York

FilmColumbia Festival
Location: Chatham, NY
Accepting: Feature, Documentaries, Children’s Animation, Film Shorts
Deadline: August 5
Happening: October 23 – 27

Woodstock International Film Festival
Location: Woodstock, NY
Accepting: Animation, Documentary, Feature, Music Video, Short, Short Doc, Student, Youth Teen,
Regular Deadline: June 7
Extended (WAB Only): June 21 (Shorts); June 28 (Features); August 9 (Teen Films)

The rare film festival that unfolds entirely online and takes full advantage of our increasingly interconnected world.
Location: Online
Accepting: Live-action narratives, animation, documentaries, and music videos
Upcoming Deadline: July 15 (but happens year-round)
Happening: August 1 – 31 (but happens year-round)


FilmColumbia Screenwriting Lab Residency
The lab will provide a six day long intensive in an idyllic setting in Chatham, NY to refine and perfect your screenplay. Room and board will be provided for writers not living in the area.
Happening: September 16 – 22, 2013

Project Imaginat10n: The Film Contest
Now it’s your turn to sit in the director’s chair. Choose one winning photo from each of the 10 storytelling themes to begin your filmic journey. Hosted by Ron and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Winner Receives: $5,000 and film to be screened at the Canon Project Imaginat10n Film Festival
Deadline: July 23, 2013
Long live imagination.