New York Film Academy (NYFA) has compiled one of the most accurate and current film festival databases available. Many of these are annual events and entry deadlines are usually one or two months prior to festival exhibition dates. Most film festivals have entry fees or other requirements for submissions and, as such filmmakers should inquire about submission guidelines before sending unsolicited work.
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