Film Festival & Market Updates: September 2020

Indian Film Institute brings Indie Filmmaker's monthly updates of Film Festivals across the globe. See what's going on within the Festival circle, whose deadline is coming soon, who are offering discounts, who have opened their entries, which are prominent films, and film markets that are taking place.

Festival nearing the deadline International Short Documentary Film Festival


Final Deadline: September 13, 2020

Entry Fee - $5 - $10 is a carefully curated selection of documentaries from around the world swooping down into extraordinary lives. It is a free and not-for-profit video platform streaming documentaries in 6 languages (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, and Italian) + a series of live screenings in different cities where our languages are spoken.

2020 UK Seasonal Short Film Festival


Final Deadline: September 16, 2020

Entry Fee - $5 - $15

It is curated by WWCSFF Film Festivals, the same team that produces the London-X4 Seasonal Short Film Festival, the London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival, and the Asia South East-Short Film Festival.

Byron Bay Underground Film Festival


Final Deadline: September 17, 2020

Entry Fee - $15 - $45

The event will proudly take place at 'Palace Cinemas' - Byron Bay, Australia's most prestigious cinema chain, and a friend to Independent Cinema.

Short Days Film Festival


Final Deadline: September 18, 2020

Entry Fee - $10 - $30

Short Days” is an international 𝗜𝗠𝗗𝗕 𝗤𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗳𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 short film festival that has been active in several Italian cities since 2015. Keeping its nature of monthly screening, since 2018 “Short Days” has become a festival that has the goal of screening in cinema venues a selection of the best independent short films, giving them the chance to be screened in multiple cities through our partnership with many Italian festivals.

COUCH Film Festival


Final Deadline: September 19, 2020

Entry Fee - $5 - $35

COUCHFF is an IMDb-eligible quarterly event committed to highlighting and showcasing the very best films from around the globe. We welcome filmmakers to submit to our Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter Editions.

Omeleto Film Festival


Final Deadline: September 20, 2020

Entry Fee - Free

Omeleto is the home of award-winning short films and the next generation of great filmmakers. Showcase with us and join the spectacular company: Sundance winners, Oscar noms, and critically-acclaimed filmmakers from every genre.

Golden Short Film Festival


Final Deadline: September 23, 2020

Entry Fee - $8-$20

The Golden Short Film Festival rewards the best and outstanding short films from around the globe. We consider the art of filming an essential component of our lives and encourage works that use powerful narration in order to create a unique vision.

Open Film Festivals

Reel Youth Film Festival


No Entry Fee

The Reel Youth Film Festival is a touring festival of the world's best youth-made s