The Visual Music Festival Submission Guide provides an overview in one single location of all of the various festivals where you may submit your visual music art. The Guide lists essential information about each festival to make submitting your art work simpler. Here you will find an overview of the essential information about the upcoming festivals, such as submission categories, deadlines, and entry forms. Some festivals accept submissions through several Online Submission Platforms (OSP). For more information and requirements, check out the respective OSP or the website of the particular festival.

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Status as of June 2016
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FestivalCategoryMax film durationEntry Fee
(Early - Late Deadline)
Premiere
Status
Overlaps,
additions,
comments
Years runningFestival
date
CountryOnline Submission Platform /
way to submit
Links
12Gates Video Art FestMusic Video (Experimental)< 20min10 - 20$--Currently the submission is closed and no information about the next date available03N/AUSA PAFilmFreewayhttp://twelvegatesarts.org/
A3C [All 3 Coasts] Festival & Conference – Music Video CompetitionMusic VideoN/A----Currently the submission is closed and no information available122016/10USA GAFilmFreewayhttp://www.a3cfestival.com/festival
Access Code Short Film FestivalMusic Video< 45min14 - 39$--092016/11INDFilmFreewayhttp://accesscodesff.blogspot.in/
Albuquerque Film & Music ExperienceShort Film< 50minN/AN/ACurrently the submission is closed and no information available042017USA NEW MEXICOFilmFreewayhttp://www.abqfilmx.com/#!submit-film/c1fxp
Amarcord ArthouseTelevision & Video FestMusical Film/Music Video--10 - 50$--032016/12USA ILFilmFreewayhttp://www.amarcordfest.com/
AMFM FEST: art. music. film. moreN/AN/AN/AN/ACurrently the submission is closed and no information available03N/AUSA NMFilmFreewayhttp://amfmfest.com/
AMFM FEST: FLAGSTAFFFilm--20 - 50$--„…everything that's awesome, hilarious, cool, compelling, fun, serious, life-changing, entertaining, etc.”022016/07USA NEW MEXICOFilmFreewayhttp://www.amfmfest.com/
Amsterdam International Film FestivalMusic Video,
Experimental
--30 - 55$--072017/05NLDFilmFreewayhttps://amsterdamfilmfestival.com/
Anibar International Animation FestivalAnimated Music Video------062016/08XXKFilmFreewayhttp://www.anibar.com/
Annual Copenhagen Film FestivalMusic Video,
Experimental
--05 - 15$,
10 - 65$
--012017/01DKFilmFreewayhttp://www.annualcphfestival.com/
Antimatter (Media Art)General Submission--15 - 25$Victoria
Premiere
Experimentation in film, video, audio and emerging time based forms192016/10CANFilmFreewayhttp://www.antimatter.ws/
Architecture and Design Film Festival New YorkGeneral Submission------Architecture082016/10USA NYOnline form, DVDhttp://www.adfilmfest.com/
Around International Film Festival BerlinMusic Video,
Experimental
--20 - 50$--022016/12GERFilmFreewayhttp://www.aroundfilms.com/
Art & Music FilmsMusic Films,
Art Films
--03$--Films about art or the music world022017/03PRTFilmfestivallifehttp://www.mirateca.com/default.aspx
Artcroft Film and Video FestivalExperimental< 60min10 - 50$--“This is where Music Videos should go!”012016/09USA KYFilmFreewayhttp://www.artcroft.org/
Artfools Video FestivalShort Film< 20min01$--072017/02GRCFilmFreewayhttp://artfoolsvideofestival.gr/
Artshort FestivalMusic Video< 06min08 - 10$--072016/12RUSFilmFreewayhttp://artshort.ru/
Atlanta Film FestivalMusic Video,
Music Film
< 04min,
< 20min
----Incl. Experimental412017/03USA GAFilmFreewayhttp://atlantafilmfestival.com/
Atlanta Underground Film FestivalMusic Video,
Experimental Shorts
< 45min25 - 50$--132016/08USA GAFilmFreewayhttp://www.auff.org/home.html
Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film FestivalMusic Video,
Experimental Shorts
< 09.59min,
< 59min
05 - 25$,
15 - 50$
TX Premiere,
no broadcast on television, DVD or streaming distribution
292016/09USA TXFilmFreewayhttp://www.agliff.org/
Austin Music Video FestivalMusic Video< 15min,
Long Form Music Films or Music Documentaries must be 15 - 120 minutes.
15 - 25$
25 - 40$
--Subcategories:
Narrative, Animation, Interactive, Cinematography, Vintage / Heritage, Weird / Eccentric, long form Music Film / Documentary
022016/08USA TXFilmFreewayhttp://www.austinmusicvideofestival.com/#nowacceptingsubmissions
Awareness Film FestivalMusic Video--25 - 55$--072016/10USA CAFilmFreewayhttp://www.awarenessfestival.org/
Backup Festival WeimarClip Award< 15min----Experimental Music Video192017/05GEROnline form,
email
http://backup-festival.de/2016/de/featured-news/
Beaufort International Film FestivalShort Film< 40min30 - 55$--Every genre to include Independent Film, Music, Animation, short and long Features, Documentaries, and Screenwriting112017/02USA SCFilmFreewayhttp://www.beaufortfilmfestival.com/
Bellingham Musik Film FestivalMusic Video< 20min----022017/04USA WAFilmFreewayhttp://bellinghammusicfilmfestival.com/
Berlin International CinefestMusic Video--03 - 10$World
Premiere
022016/09GERFilmFreewayhttp://berfestival.com/
Berlin Music Video AwardsMusic Video< 08min15 - 26$--042017/05GERFilmFreewayhttp://www.berlinmva.com/
BIDEODROMO Internacional Experimental Film and Video FestivalExperimental films and videos------Currently the submission is closed and no information about the next date available06N/AESPFilmFreewayhttp://bideodromo.com/
Blackbird Film FestNon-Competitive--02$--Any Genre, Any Length.032017/04USA NYFilmFreewayhttp://www.blackbirdfilmfest.com/
BLOW-UP Chicago International Arthouse FILM FESTExperimental< 55min20 - 50$--122016/08USA ILFilmFreewayhttp://www.blowupfilmfest.com/
Boomtown Film & Music FestivalMusic Video,
Experimental
--10 - 20$--102017/02USA TXFilmFreewayhttp://boomtownfestival.com/
Broken Knuckle Film FestivalMusic Video--03 - 06$--“Musky Music Videos”022016/10Online FestivalFilmFreewayhttp://www.brokenknucklefilmfest.com/
Brooklyn Film FestivalExperimental--50 - 85$--“Music Videos are accepted and welcome.”202017/06USA NYFilmFreewayhttp://www.brooklynfilmfestival.org/
Bucharest Short Film FestivalMusic Video,
Experimental,
Stop Motion
< 30min10 - 35$----2016/09ROUFesthomehttp://bucharestshortfilmfestival.ro/
Bucharest ShortCut CinefestMusic Video< 10min05$--012016/08ROUFilmFreewayhttp://www.bscfest.com/
CAMP Festival
International Festival for Visual Music
Visual MusicN/AN/AN/ACurrently the submission is closed and no information available182017GERN/Ahttp://www.camp-festival.de/
Canada International Film FestivalMusic Video,
Experimental
--19 - 49$,
25 - 40$
--112017/04CANFilmFreewayhttps://canadafilmfestival.com/
Chicago International Movies and Music FestivalMusic Video< 15minN/AWorld
Premiere or non-competitive section
Currently the submission is closed and no information available08N/AUSA ILFilmFreewayhttp://cimmfest.org/
CINETEKTON! International Architecture Film FestivalExperimental< 30min----“Experimental with narrative, visual, sound and spatial elements”032016/09MEXFilmFreewayhttp://www.cinetekton.com/
Citysonic BelgienN/AN/AN/AN/ACurrently the submission is closed and no information available14N/ABEOnline formhttp://citysonic.be/festival2015/
Cleveland International Film FestivalMusic Video< 15min50 - 90$World
Premiere
Based on audience vote, the Music Movies Competition showcases Documentaries and Narratives with music themes.412017/03USA OHFilmFreewayhttp://www.clevelandfilm.org/
ClipAwardMusic Video< 15min03$--102016/11GERFilmFreewayhttp://www.clipaward.org/
Copenhagen Architektur Film FestivalGeneral Submission------032017DKMailhttp://cafx.dk/
Cork Film FestivalShort Film< 30min15 - 30€Cork
Premiere
“The Festival boasts a lively and varied music on film programme, and runs a discussion series which uses films to explore some of the burning issues of our time.”612016/11IRLReelporthttp://www.corkfilmfest.org/
Creative Edge Film FestivalMusic Video--35 - 50$--012016/09USA IAFilmFreewayhttp://creativeedgefilmfest.com/
Crystal Palace International Film Festival LondonMusic Video--28 - 40$--082016/10GBRFilmFreewayhttp://cpiff.co.uk/
CTM Festival BerlinVideoscreeningN/AN/AN/A172017/01-
2017/02
GEROnline formhttp://www.ctm-festival.de/
Cucalorus Film FestivalMusic Videos - Visual/Sound/Walls--25 - 55$--222016/11USA NCFilmFreeway,
or online form
http://www.cucalorus.org/
http://www.cucalorus.org/submit_a_film.asp
CutOut Fest International Animation and Digital Art FestivalAnimated Music Video,
Animated Experimental Short Film,
< 30min----072016/11MEXFilmFreewayhttp://www.cutoutfest.com/
CÓDEC Festival de Vídeo Y Creaciones SonorasExperimental,
Video Art,
Video Dance,
Creative Documentary Film,
Found Footage
< 15min0-03$--022016/12MEXFilmFreewayhttp://codecfestival.mx/wordpress/
DAMNED – An Exhibition of Enlightened DarknessExperimental/Conceptual< 13min13$--092016/10USA MIFilmFreewayhttp://www.thatdamnedshow.com/
Dances with FilmsMusic Video< 10min25$--Other categories would be also suitable for Visual Music202017/06USA CAFilmFreewayhttp://danceswithfilms.com/
Desert Rocks Film and Music EventMusic Video< 10min10 - 25$Unpublished
works
042016/10USA CAFilmFreewayhttp://www.desertrocksfame.org/
DOC LA. Los Angeles DocumentaryShort Film< 44min0 - 55$--„Films of any genre. whenever we discover unique or charming work. We are also enthusiastic about strange and unclassifiable films.”022016/10USA CAFilmFreewayhttp://www.docla.org/
Dublin International Short Film and Music FestivalMusic Video< 35min15 - 20€--052016/10IRLFilmFreeway
(other Platforms
are available,
too)
http://www.disfmf.ie/index.php
EstilhaçosMusic /Arts-Documentary - ShortN/AN/AN/AFiction and Animation Short Films, Documental and Experimental Cinema, Exhibitions, Dance and other interventions04N/APRTFilmFreewayhttps://www.facebook.com/estilhacosleiria
Euregion Shorts Film FestivalMusic Video,
Experimental Short
< 06min,
< 20min
05 - 14$--022017/01NLDFilmFreewayhttp://www.euregionshorts.eu/
Experimental SuperstarsExperimental Film,
Musikvideo
--0 - 10$--022016/09SRBFilmFreewayhttps://mafinprodukcija.com/
Fest Anča international animation festivalAnimated Music Video------092016/07SVKFilmFreewayhttp://festanca.sk/
Festival Solo Para CortosShort Film,
First Work
< 21min----122017/03ESPFilmFreewayhttp://soloparacortos.org/
Film ScoreMusic Video03-10min20 - 35$--082017/06USA TNFilmFreewayhttp://www.scruffycityfilmfest.com/
Filmfestival Max-Ophüls-PreisShort Film------382017/01GEROnline formhttp://www.max-ophuels-preis.de/
Filmplus - Festival für Filmschnitt und MontagekunstFörderpreis< 20min----162016/10GERFilmFreewayhttp://www.filmplus.de/
FilmSaazMusic Video------Short Films,
Documentaries, Music, Art & cultural advocacy panoramas
102017/03INDFilmFreewayhttp://www.amu.ac.in/filmclub.jsp?did=10128
Fine Arts Film Festival Santa BarbaraFine Arts and Dance< 30min25 - 100$--032016/07USA CAFilmFreewayhttps://www.facebook.com/Fine-Arts-Film-Festival-Santa-Barbara-602853489873172/
Free State FestivalShort Films< 30min10 - 25$Local
Premiere
Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, Animation and Music Videos062017/06USA KSFilmFreewayhttp://www.freestatefestival.org/
Ghoroub International Film FestivalMusic Video,
Short Fiction
--05$--Shorts, Animation, Experimental and Documentary022016/10IRNFilmFreewayhttp://ghoroubintfest.blogfa.com/
Global Music AwardsMusic Video--35 - 50$--062017/06USA CAFilmFreewayhttp://www.globalmusicawards.com/
Great Lakes International Film FestivalShort length--25 - 55$World
Premiere
„Documentary, Experimental, (..) and all genres of Music Videos and GLBT”152016/09USA PAFilmFreewayhttp://www.greatlakesfilmfest.com/
Great Womens's Short Film FestivalMusic Video,
Experimental Film
< 30min,
< 60min
12 - 30$--„woman as a director, as a producer, as a writer, as an editor, as the cinematographer or even the technical staff!”022017/03INDFilmFreeway--
Grenada Afterglow Film FestivalShort (Other)< 30min10$--032016/10USA MSFilmFreewayhttp://www.grenadaafterglow.com/
Guimarães Cinema Som International Film FestivalAnimation,
Documentary,
Experimental,
Fiction
(feature and Short Films)
--05 - 20€--“Guimarães Cinema Som is focused on films that offer an authentic perspective on sound and regards sound as a structural element of a film.”012016/10PRTReelport
Or via Email
https://www.facebook.com/guimaraescinemasom/info?tab=page_info
Hamburg International Short Film FestivalGerman / International Competition--02€--Feature Films, Documentary, Experimental Films, Animations,322017/05GERReelporthttp://festival.shortfilm.com/
Hamilton Music & Film FestivalMusic Video< 15min10 - 20$--092016/09USA ONFilmFreewayhttp://www.hmff.com/
Hammerbrook FilmfestExperimental--05$--022016/12GERFilmFreewayhttp://hammerbrook-filmfest.com/
High Coast International Film FestivalExperimental< 59min05 - 19$--012016/07SWEFilmFreewayhttp://hogakusten-filmfestival.com/
Hollywood Reel Independant Film FestivalMusic Video,
Experimental Short
< 08min,
< 45min
20 - 48$,
30 - 55$
World
Premiere
142017/02USA CAFilmFreewayhttp://www.hollywoodreelindependentfilmfestival.com/
Hong Kong Arthouse Film FestivalMusic Video,
Experimental Film
< 15min,
< 120min
10 - 25$--012017/06CHNFilmFreewayhttp://www.hongkongfilmfestival.com/
Honolulu Film AwardsMusic Video,
Experimental
--30 - 50$--112017/05USA HIFilmFreewayhttp://honolulufilmawards.com/
Houston Cinemania International Film FestivalMusic Video--01 - 07$--012016/09USA TXFilmFreewayhttp://houfestival.com/
Houston International Film and Video FestivalMusic Video,
Experimental- Film & Video Art,
< 15min85 - 105$We do prefer Premieres!Both of these categories have various subcategories502017/04USA TXFilmFreewayhttps://worldfest.org/
Humboldt Int’l Film FestExperimental< 30min20$--502017/04USA CAFilmFreewayhttp://hsufilmfestival.com/
ImaginariaAnimated Film – (Music Video)< 15min----142016/08ITAFilmFreewayhttp://www.imaginariafilmfestival.org/
Imaginarium ConventionMusic Video--15 - 20$--032016/10USA KYFilmFreewayhttp://www.entertheimaginarium.com/
In Silico Experimental Competition at International Film Festival Message to ManExperimental< 15min----Any genre252016/09RUSFilmFreewayhttp://message2man.com/
IN THE PALACEExperimental< 27min17 - 23$Bulgarian Premiere142016/12BGRFilmFreeway
(other Platforms
are available,
too)
http://inthepalace.com/
Indie Fest USA International Film & Music FestivalMusic Video,
Underground/Art
--25 - 30$--102016/10USA CAFilmFreewayhttp://www.indiefestusa.com/
Intendence Film FestivalMusic Video,
Art-Experimental
01-21min,
< 120min
30 - 65$--082017/06USA COFilmFreewayhttp://www.intendence.org/
Interference FestivalExperimental Short Visual Piece< 08minN/A--Currently the submission is closed and no details about the categories available022017POLFilmFreewayhttp://interferencefestival.com/
International Festival Signes de NuitExperimental< 30min07€--“Fiction, Documentary, Experimental, Video Art, no Animation”142016/11FR Different Cities/CountriesReelporthttp://www.signesdenuit.com/
International Film Festival of WalesMusic Video--15 - 60$--092016/11WALESFilmFreewayhttp://www.thefilmfestivalguild.com/#!newport-international-film-festival/c1wpr
International Kansk Video FestivalGeneral submission< 30min----Fiction, Documentary, Experimental, Animation, Video Art152016/08RUSFilmFreewayhttp://www.festival-cannes.ru/
International Les Femmes Underground Film FestivalMusic Video,
Experimental Short,
Experimental Animation
--05 - 15$--One of the Award is for the best “Experimental Music Video”012016/08USA CAFilmFreewayhttp://www.lefemmeunderground.com/
Internationale Kurzfilmtage OberhausenMusic Video< 15min04€--622017/05GERreelhttp://www.kurzfilmtage.de/
Internationale Kurzfilmwoche RegensburgGerman / International Competition< 30min----A Short Film Festival, open minded for Experimental Films and Visual Music.222017/03GERShortfilmdepothttp://www.kurzfilmwoche.de/
Internationales Frauen Film Festival Dortmund/KölnExperimental Film------212017/04GERMailhttp://www.frauenfilmfestival.eu/
Jecheon International Music & Film FestivalMusic in Sight,
Cine Symphony,
Theme and Variations
----Korea
Premiere
122016/08KORFilmFreewayhttp://jimff.org/en/index/
Katra Film SeriesShorts< 45min20 - 60$--“… Music Videos, Animation, Experimental, Video Art are welcome”042016/09USA NYFilmFreewayhttp://www.katrafilmseries.com/
Kinemastik International Short Film FestivalShort Film--15 - 25€Malta
Premiere
“We welcome all forms of film production – Animation, Experimental, student work, digital work, etc.”122016/08MLTReelporthttp://www.kinemastik.org/
Kinsale Sharks Short Film and Music Video AwardsMusic Video< 15min40$--022016/09IRLFilmFreewayhttp://www.kinsalesharks.com/
Konstanzer kurz.film.spieleShort Film< 40min----"Innovative and creative approaches to the medium short film, free from restrictions in genre or subject matters"132016/10GEROnline formhttp://www.kurzfilmspiele.de/
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1onRvG20KA1jl9yqQl75wXKNP_0L-UvlqBsRF0tuBvx8/viewform
KURZFILMFESTIVAL KÖLN – UNLIMITEDGerman / International Competition< 45min02€--Fiction, Documentary, Animation, Experimental092016/11GERReelporthttp://kffk.de/
LA Film FestMusic Video< 10minN/AWorld
Premiere
Currently the submission is closed and no details about the entry fees available212017/06USA CAFilmFreewayhttp://lvff.com/
La Guarimba international Film FestivalMusic Video< 30min05 - 15$--032016/09ITAFilmFreewayhttp://www.laguarimba.com/
LA Independent Artist Film FestivalMusic Video,
Experimental
< 15min,
any length
30 - 85$--022016/09USA CAFilmFreewayhttp://www.indieartistfilmfest.com/
Las Vegas Film FestivalMusic Video,
Experimental film
--25 - 40$--102017/06USA NVFilmFreewayhttp://lvff.com/
Lebanese Film FestivalExperimentalN/AN/A--Currently the submission is closed and no details about the entry fees available142017/05LBNFilmFreewayhttp://www.lebanesefilmfestival.org/
Leeds International Film FestivalMusic Video Films--20 - 38$--302016/11GBRFilmFreewayhttp://www.leedsfilm.com/
London Experimental Film FestivalShorts< 10min10$--Style: Experimental, Avant-Garde, non-narrative012016/10GBRFilmFreewayhttp://www.londonexperimentalfilmfestival.com/
London Fashion Film FestivalMusic Video--50 - 80$--032016/09GBRFilmFreewayhttp://www.lfff.co.uk/
London Film AwardMusic Video,
Experimental Film
--30 - 45$--052016/12GBRFilmFreewayhttp://londonfilmawards.com/
London Independent Film FestivalMusic Video,
Experimental Short
< 10min,
< 50min
35 - 55$World
Premiere
or out of competition
142017/04GBRFilmFreewayhttp://liff.org/
Long Beach Indie International Film, Media and Music FestivalMusic Video< 06min40 - 60$--„All the categories are including various genres, e.g. Visual and Performing Arts”032016/09USA CAFilmFreewayhttp://www.longbeachindie.com/
Los Angeles International Underground Film FestivalMusic Video,
Experimental
< 20min,
< 45min
40 - 60$--062017/06USA CAFilmFreewayhttp://laufilmfest.com/LAIUFF_HOME.html
Lund International Architecture Film FestivalShorts,
Animation
< 20min15 - 40$--Architecture082016/10SWEFilmFreewayhttp://www.archfilmlund.se/
Macaé Cine International Film FestivalMusic Video--15,90 - 22$--„Features, Shorts, Music Videos, Avant Garde works and so much more are welcome for consideration”062016/10BRAFilmFreewayhttp://www.macaecine.com.br/
Madrid International Film FestivalMusic Video< 60min60 - 85$--052017/07ESPFilmFreewayhttp://www.madridinternationalfilmfestival.com/
Manchester Film FestivalMusic Video,
Experimental
< 10min25 - 85$UK Premieres will be given priority but it is not essential. We are looking for great films!032017/03GBRFilmFreewayhttp://www.maniff.com/
Marfa Film FestivalMusic Video< 15min30 - 34$--072016/09USA TXFilmFreewayhttp://www.marfafilmfestival.com/
Melbourne International Cinema ExtravaganzaShorts< 20min45 - 65$--incl. Music Video012017/05AUSFilmFreewayhttp://micefestival.simplesite.com/
MEME PAS PEURGeneral Submission--03$--Fantastic films and future images072017/02FR REUNIONFilmFreewayhttp://www.festivalmemepaspeur.com/
Mexico International Film FestivalMusic Video--25 - 50$--112017/05MEXFilmFreewayhttp://mexicofilmfestival.com/
Miami Indie Artist Film FestivalMusic Videos/Songwriting Contest--40 - 90$--022016/11USA FLFilmFreewayhttp://miafilmfestival.com/
Miami Short Film FestivalMusic Video,
Experimental
< 20min35 - 95$--152016/11USA FLFilmFreewayhttp://www.miamishortfilmfestival.com/
Migrations Dance FilmShort Dance Film< 15min0 - 20$--122017/04-
2017/06
WALESFilmFreewayhttp://migrations.uk/home
Montecatini International Short Film FestivalExperimental / Video Art< 40min17 - 38$--672016/10ITAFilmFreewayhttp://filmvideomontecatini.jimdo.com/
Moondance International Film FestivalMusic Video--75 - 100$--172016/09USA COFilmFreewayhttp://moondancefilmfestival.com/
Mosaic World Film FestivalMusic Video,
Experimental
< 45min10 - 20$--092016/08USA ILFilmFreewayhttp://www.mosaicfilmfest.com/
Moving-Image-Arts International Short Film FestivalFilm/Video Submission< 10min----012017CANFilmFreewayhttp://www.imagearts.ryerson.ca/movingimagearts/
Mudasfest - non dialogue short film festivalMusic Video,
Experimental Short Films,
< 30min05 - 20$Madeira
Island
Premiere
042016/10PRTFilmFreewayhttp://urbanistasdigitais.pt/mudasfest/
Multivision FestivalAnimated Short Films,
street animation
< 10min----142016/11RUSFilmFreewayhttp://www.multivision.ru/
Music Mal Online FestMusic Video< 10min12 - 30$Works, that are already published“Subcategories: Song of Substance, Creative Genius,
The Dream Weaver“
032016/10INDFilmFreewayhttp://www.musicmalt.com/
Music Video Scavenger HuntMusic Video02-04,5min10 - 15$--“We are mixing three of our favorite things: Music Videos, scavenger hunts, and film festivals to create a unique and fun event.”022017/06N/AFilmFreewayhttp://www.musicvideoscavengerhunt.com/
MuViVisual MusicN/AN/AN/ACurrently the submission is closed and no information available052017ESP / ITN/Ahttp://www.muvi-visualmusic.tumblr.com/
My sound of music SalzburgMyward--05 - 15$--042016/10AUTFilmFreewayhttp://jimff.org/en/index/
Near Nazareth FestivalMusic Video--12 - 19$--022017/05ISRFilmFreewayhttp://nnfestival.tk/
Negah International Film FestivalMusic Video--05$--012016/09IRNFilmFreewayhttp://negahintfilmfest.blogfa.com/
New Jersey International Film FestivalMusic Video, Experimental--45 - 50$New Jersey or Area Premiere, not available on the internet!352017/06USA NJFilmFreewayhttp://www.njfilmfest.com/
New Media Film FestivalMusic Video--85 - 90$--082017/06USA CAFilmFreewayhttp://www.newmediafilmfestival.com/
New Orleans Film FestivalMusic Video< 12min25 - 40$--272016/10USA LAFilmFreewayhttp://www.neworleansfilmfestival.org/
New Renaissance Film FestivalMusic Video--35 - 50$--012016/08GBRFilmFreewayhttp://www.newrenaissancefilmfest.com/
Nickel Independent Film FestivalMusic Video, Experimental--15 - 45$--172017/06CANFilmFreewayhttp://nickelfestival.com/
NOLA Horror Film FestMusic Video--01 - 25$--sub-genre: Horror / Science Fiction / Fantasy / Thriller / Suspense / Psychological / Action / Gothic / Dark Drama / Dark Comedy / Horror Comedy / B-Movie / Campy / Experimental062016/09USA LAFilmFreewayhttp://www.neworleanshorrorfilmfestival.com/
Northam Film and Music FestivalExperimental--05 -10$--032016/07USA OHFilmFreewayhttp://www.northamfilmandmusic.com/
Northwest Heat Music Video FestivalMusic Video< 10min15 - 30$Unpublished
works
032016/07USA WAFilmFreewayhttp://www.northwestheatfestival.com/
OFF Odense International Film FestivalInternational Short Films--09$--Any genre or style (except animation)412016/09DKFilmFreewayhttp://www.filmfestival.dk/
OFFFVisual MusicN/AN/AN/ACurrently the submission is closed and no information available172017/04ESPOnline formhttp://www.offf.ws/
Orlando Film FestivalMusic Video--25 - 55$--112016/10USA FLFilmFreewayhttp://orlandofilmfest.com/
Palermo International Short Film FestivalMusic Video--03$--022016/09ITAFilmFreewayhttp://palermofest.com/
Paris Art and Movie AwardsMusic Video,
Experimental and visual arts in motion,
< 05min15 - 45$--022016/09FRAFilmFreewayhttp://parisartandmovieawards.com/
Paris Independent Film FestivalMusic Video,
Experimental Short
--35 - 65$World
Premiere
or out of competition
022016/11FRAFilmFreewayhttp://www.filmfestival.paris/
Paris Music Video UndergroundMusic Video,
Dance Video,
Special
< 10min10 - 40$--022017/06FRAFilmFreewayhttps://www.facebook.com/ParisMusicVideoUnderground/timeline?ref=page_internal
Point Music Film FestivalMusic Video,
Documentary Music
------022016/11USA CAFilmFreewayhttp://pointmusicfest.com/
Pori Film FestivalExperimental< 40min03€--Any Genre022016/11FINReelporthttp://poff.fi/
Portland Music Video FestivalMusic Video--20$--032017/03USA ORFilmFreewayhttp://www.portlandmusicvideofestival.com/
Prix Ars Electronica 2016 Animation FestivalComputer Animation / Film / VFX------“2D or 3D Computer Animation, digital Short Films and Narratives, Character Animation, Abstract CG Animation, Scientific Visualizations, Commercials, Music Videos, Visual Effects”302016/09AUTFilmFreewayhttp://www.aec.at/news/en/
Punto y Raya FestivalVisual Music< 08min----Only Dots & Lines as ends in themselves092016/07ESPOnline formhttp://www.puntoyrayafestival.com/en/index.php
PURE International Experimental Film FestivalExperimental Music Video< 35min13 - 20$--052016/11RUSFilmFreewayhttp://www.purefest.ru/
Raindance Film FestivalMusic Video< 06min40 - 80$World
Premiere
242016/09GBRFilmFreewayhttp://www.raindancefestival.org/
Red Rock Film Festival of Zion Canyon, UtahMusic Video01-05.4min05 - 30$--102016/11USA UTFilmFreewayhttp://www.redrockfilmfestival.com/
Reel TealMusic Video,
Experimental Short,
Animation Short
< 15min----102017/01USA NCFilmFreewayhttps://uncwflickerfilmsociety.wordpress.com/
Render: The Vancouver International Music Video FestivalMusic Video< 10min10 - 20$--032016/11CANFilmFreewayhttp://www.renderfestival.com/
Resonance Music and Art FestivalVisual Arts------N/A2016/09USA OHOnline formhttp://resonancemusicfest.com/
http://resonancemusicfest.com/contact-us#visual
Rock Hard Film FestivalMusic Video,
Music Documentary/ Mocumentary
< 10min
< 20min
25$--032016/07USA MIFilmFreewayhttp://www.rockhardfilmfast.com/
Roma Creative ContestMusic Video--03 - 05$--062016/09ITAFilmFreewayhttp://www.romacreativecontest.com/it/
Sacramento Film and Music FestivalMusic Video--30 - 50$--172016/09USA CAFilmFreewayhttp://www.sacfilm.com/
Salento International Film FestivalMusic Video--15 - 35$World
Premiere
132016/09ITAFilmFreewayhttp://www.salentofilmfestival.com/
San Francisco Frozen Film FestivalMusic Video--25 - 55$--112016/07USA CAFilmFreewayhttp://www.frozenfilmfestival.com/
SciFi Film FestivalMusic Video< 40min15 - 22$--032016/11AUSFilmFreewayhttp://www.scififilmfestival.com/
Seeing Soundexperimental animation,
abstract cinema,
N/AN/AN/ACurrently the submission is closed and no information available08N/AUKOnline formhttp://www.seeingsound.co.uk/
Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival Filmuniversity BabelsbergMusic Video------452017/04GERFilmFreewayhttp://2016.sehsuechte.de/
SFindie's "Another Hole in the Head" Film FestivalShort Film--25 - 55$--Best Art / Experimental Film132016/10USA CAFilmFreewayhttp://www.sfindie.com/
Sight of Sound Film FestivalGeneral Submission--25 - 30$--„Sight of Sound is about finding ways to cinematize music, tell amazing stories, and breathe new life into some of classical music’s greatest masterpieces.”042017/09-
2018/04
USA TXFilmFreewayhttps://www.sightofsound.org/
Snowdance Independent Film FestivalMusic Clips< 07min10 - 40$--Independent Music Clips042017/01GERFilmFreewayhttp://www.snowdance.net/
Solaris Film FestivalMusic Video,
Experimental
< 10min,
< 30min
12 - 35$--012017/05FRAFilmFreewayhttp://solaris.starlight-festival.com/index.html
Sound UnseenMusic Video< 14min10 - 25$Minneapolis Premiere172016/11USA MNFilmFreewayhttp://www.soundunseen.com/
Soundtrack Cologne
Peer Raben Music Award
Short Film<15min00-02€--"There are no restrictions regarding genre or content."082016/08GERReelport
or online form
http://www.soundtrackcologne.de/de/artikel/wettbewerbe-peer-raben-music-award-call-for-entries.html
Southway Film FestMusic Video--05 - 15$--012016/08UKRFilmFreewayhttp://southwayfilmfest.blogspot.de/
Square Lake Film & Music FestivalExperimental Film< 15min15 - 35$--132016/09USA MNFilmFreewayhttp://www.squarelakefestival.com/
Star Film FestivalShort International Experimental< 30min----032016/08HRVFilmFreewayhttp://sfilmfest.com/ssf/
Stockholm Experimental and Animation Film FestivalExperimentalN/AN/A--Currently the submission is closed and no information about the next date available01N/ASWEFilmFreewayhttp://seaff-filmfestival.com/
Student Art FestivalMusic Video,
Experimental
< 08min,
< 30min
05 - 30$--High School and College Festival042016/11USA FLFilmFreewayhttp://www.studentartfestival.org/
Stuttgarter Filmwinter
Festival for expanded media
Medien im Raum,
Film und Video,
2 Minutes Short Film,
< 30min01,80€--„Installation, Performance,
Web Art, app-based works, works that overlaps between Media in Space, Network Culture and Contemporary Forms of Performing Arts.”
302017/01GEROnline formhttp://www.filmwinter.de/
Sulmona International Film FestivalMusic Video< 10min25 - 35$--342016/11ITAFilmFreewayhttp://www.sulmonafilmfestival.com/
Swedish International Film FestivalMusic Video,
Experimental
--05 - 45$--012016/07SWEFilmFreewayhttp://swedish.festti.com/
Sydney Architecture Festival ShortShort Film< 10 min----Architecture022016/10AUSFilmFreewayhttp://www.sydneyarchitecturefestival.org/
Tehran International Short Film FestivalVideo Art competition< 30min02€--332016/12IRNReelporthttp://www.tisff.ir/
Tehran International Silent Film FestivalSilent Experimental------012017IRNFilmFreewayhttp://www.tehransilent.com/en
Territorio FlamencoShort Film< 20min01 - 05$--032016/11ESPFilmFreewayhttp://www.elojocojo.org/test2/territorio-flamenco-reglamento/
The Atlanta LGBT Film & Music FestivalShort(Narrative/Doc)10-39min20 - 90$Georgia
Premiere,
no online release
“Animated and Experimental films that meet these guidelines also qualify.”012016/09USA GAFilmFreewayhttp://atllgbtfilmfestival.com/
The Black Sea Film FestivalMusic Video,
Experimental
< 30min08 - 25$--012016/08ROUFesthome,
FilmFreeway
http://blackseafilm.ro/
The Los Angeles Art-house Film FestivalMusic Video,
Experimental
< 15min,
any length
30 - 85$--052017USA CAFilmFreewayhttp://www.laartfilmfest.com/
The Valley Filmfestival LAMusic Video--05 - 100$Los Angeles Premieres
have priority
162016/09USA CAFilmFreewayhttp://www.valleyfilmfest.com/valleyfilmfest/app/home
The Vision FeastMusic Video,
Experimental
< 10min,
any length
10 - 20$--Live action, Performance, Animated, Abstract012016/12NZLFilmFreewayhttp://www.thevisionfeast.com/
The WE Film Festival MaastrichtShort Film------Any sort of genre082017/04NLFilmFreewayhttps://we-festival.org/film-festival/
The Women’s Voices Now Film FestivalExperimental--20$--“all genders, nationalities, and faiths(…)Silent Films, Mobile Films, Animated Films, Photo Montages, Music Videos or any other type of non-traditional film..."052016/07USA CAFilmFreeway
or online form:
http://www.womensvoicesnow.org/film-festival
http://www.womensvoicesnow.org/your_film
Timelapse Film FestivalExperimental,
Nature,
Cityscape / Industrial,
Northern Lights
2-8min35 - 70$--012016/08USA CAFilmFreewayhttp://www.timelapsefilmfestivals.com/
Toronto Arthouse Film FestivalMusic Video< 10min----012016/09CANFilmFreewayhttp://www.torontoarthousefestival.com/
Tracce cinematografiche Film FestMusical Videoclip< 16min01,30$--062017/06ITAFilmFreewayhttp://www.traccecinematografichefilmfest.it/Traccecinematografichefilmfest/home.html
TRANSILVANIA SHORTSMusic Video,
Experimental
< 30min09 - 35$--012016/10ROUFesthome
(other Platforms
are available,
too)
http://transilvaniashorts.ro/
TransmedialeVideoscreeningN/AN/AN/A292017/02GEROnline formhttps://transmediale.de/
https://submit.transmediale.de/de/node/27061
Transmission Video Art FestivalVideo Art< 15minN/A--Currently the submission is closed and no information about the next date available01N/AGERFilmFreewayhttp://transmission-festival.eu/
Tv en cortosMusic Video< 20min----01N/AARGFilmFreewayhttps://www.facebook.com/tvencortos
UK Film Festival - LondonMusic Video< 10min30 - 100$--062016/11GBRFilmFreewayhttp://www.ukfilmfestival.com/
US International Film & Video FestivalCorporate,
Documentary,
Education,
Entertainment
--395 - 468$--All the categories are including various genres, e.g. Avant-Garde/Experimental502017/06USA CAFilmFreewayhttp://filmfestawards.com/
USA Film FestivalExperimental< 60minN/ADallas
Premiere
„Animation, Fiction or Documentary, Music Videos, (…) may also be submitted in this category.”
Currently the submission is closed and no details about the entry fees available.
47N/AUSA TXFilmFreewayhttp://www.usafilmfestival.com/
Victoria Film FestivalExperimental--15-45$--Outside the range of traditional narrative, documentary or animation forms.232017/02CANFilmFreewayhttp://www.victoriafilmfestival.com
Video Art and Experimental Film FestivalGeneral Submission< 30min35 - 55$--Genres: Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Stop Motion, Remix, Human, Fashion, Music062016/11USA NYFilmFreewayhttp://videoart.net/
VIDEODROME - Film/Animation + Video Art ScreeningsVideo Art,
Short Film
< 10min----“Anything from traditional Narrative Shorts to Experimental.
For the art in video form”
022017/06GBRFilmFreeway
or contactvideosquad@gmail.com
http://videodrome.strikingly.com/
contactvideosquad@gmail.com
Videonale BonnEinkanalvideo, Mehrkanalvideo oder Expanded Media------Festival for Video and Time-Based Arts162017/02-04GEROnline formhttp://v16.videonale.org/#application
Vienna Independent Film FestivalMusic Video,
Experimental
--10 - 40$--022017/07AUTFilmFreewayhttp://www.vienna-film-festival.com/
Vienna Independent ShortsMusic Video,
Animation Avantgarde,
< 30min02€--Festival for Short Film, Animation and Music Video132017/05AUTReelporthttps://www.viennashorts.com/
Virginia Film FestivalExperimental Short< 50min15 - 25$--292016/11USA VAFilmFreewayhttp://www.virginiafilmfestival.org/
Visioni Corte Film FestivalCorto Music< 20min07$--“Aimed at video and Video Art. It regards Music Videos for singers or rising bands, or Video Documentaries accompanied by original music”052016/07ITAFilmFreewayhttp://www.visionicorte.it/
Visual Music AwardVisual Music Award< 10min----102016/07GEROnline form,
DVD
http://www.visualmusicaward.de//
Washington DC Independent Film FestivalShort Film< 30min--DC
Premiere
Incl. Experimental182017USA DCWithoutaboxhttps://dciff-indie.org/
What the Festival Art and Music FestivalShort Film< 59min----Experimental, Music Video052017/06USA ORFesthomehttp://whatthefestival.com/
WideScreen Film & Music Video FestivalMusic Video,
Short Experimental
< 06min,
< 10min
20 - 50$--032017/02USA FLFilmFreewayhttp://widescreenfest.com/
Women’s Director International Film FestivalGeneral Submission--60 - 80$--Experimental Film, Music Videos032016/12INDFilmFreewayhttp://www.wdiff.org/
Woodstock Film FestivalMusic Video--15 - 30$Hudson Valley
Premiere
We are looking for the most creative and fiercely independent videos, no simple performance videos please.172016/10USA NYFilmFreewayhttp://www.woodstockfilmfestival.com/
World Music and Independent Film FestivalMusic videos to various genres--35 - 60$No online
release
072016/09USA VAFilmFreewayhttp://www.wmiff.net/
Yale Student Film FestivalExperimental< 45min----022017/04USA CTFilmFreewayhttp://yalestudentfilmfest.com/
Yosemite International Film FestivalMusic Video,
Experimental
--25 - 45$--082016/10USA CAFilmFreewayhttp://yosemitefilmfestival.com/
Zeitzeug_ FestivalMedienkunst,
musikalische Komposition,
weitere Neologismen
------142017/11GEROnline formhttp://zeitzeug.net/
http://zeitzeug.net/open-call/
Zoom - ZblizeniaVideo Art Competition< 15min----202017/02POLFilmFreewayhttp://www.zoomfestival.pl/

Artwork by Pablo Lütkenhaus