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Film Fests & More






While the Daddying Film Festival & Forum (D3F) is the first and only festival to focus its spotlight exclusively on the importance of Dads/Dad figures, both in their presence and absence, there is a growing number of indie film festivals, large and small, for you to explore and enjoy all over the world – short film fests, open and genre-specific fests, screenplay competitions, in-person, online, and hybrid festivals like D3F


Once you've completed a film/video to submit to D3F, you might be interested in pursuing other opportunities to submit elsewhere. To help you begin your search for future festival targets, we thought we'd curate a list of other festivals that might be a good fit for your D3F film/video...or a future production. Check out these festivals and filmmaking programs and their submission/registration requirements: 

Film Festivals/Competitions:

All American High School Film Fest

Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (ABQX)

KIDS FIRST! Festival

Kids Film It Festival

SmartFone Flickfest (SF3)

Washington West Film Festival

Kids In the Spotlight Short Screenplay Competition

Washington, DC International Film Festival

Film Pittsburgh

Boundless Film Festival

Charlotte Film Festival

Alexandria Film Festival

Philadelphia Latino Film Fest

Film School Fest - Munich

Vancouver Island Short Film Festival

Cleveland International Film Festival

MovieMaker Magazine article: "50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2022" (presented by FilmFreeway)

USA Today 10 Best Film Festivals Competition/Poll (2023)

Film Programs:

Kids in the Spotlight (KITS)


U. of New Mexico Film School

Black Girl Film School

After School Film Institute - Miami

Film Camp in a Box

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Want to add your Film Festival or film school/program to our list? We want to hear from you!

Please CONTACT US for consideration.

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