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local filmmakers program

We understand that the cost of making a film can be taxing, so to encourage rising talent, we waive the festival submission fee to local talent. With numerous worldwide locations for festivals, this provides great opportunity for filmmakers around the world to enter the international film scene. Every year this program allows about 2,000 filmmakers to enter the festival circuit which perhaps otherwise they couldn’t, thanks to approximately $20,000 of yearly support. This opportunity opens the world of film. Think global, act local, right? 

Currently we support local filmmakers in the following regions, by lowering the festival submission fee to local talent and even making it for free when submitting before the Extreme Early Bird Deadline: 
Hong Kong: Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival 
Australia: Sydney World Film Festival
Sydney (Australia): Doc.Sydney Documentary Film Festival

New York, NY (USA): Super Shorts New York Film Festival

Boston, MA (USA): Boston Short Film Festival
Boston and Somerville, MA (USA): Somerville International Film Festival

Massachusetts (USA): Doc.Boston Documentary Film Festival
Toronto (Canada): Toronto Arthouse Film Festival

Canada: Toronto Film Week
London: Super Shorts London Film Festival
Belgium: Brussels Independent Film FestivalBruges International Film FestivalViewpoint Documentary Film Festival, Obskuur Ghent Film Festival, Ghent International Short Film Festival

Italy: Venice Film Week

Verona (Italy): Verona International Film Festival
Greece: Athens Documentary Film Festival

The Netherlands: Amsterdam Independent Film Festival
France/Martinique: Martinique International Film Festival

Germany: Doc.Berlin Documentary Film Festival

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Clémence Hébert


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