Do you like a challenge? Does entering a competition excite you, are you not scared of being judged by a jury, … if you are so modest that you need that someone telling you “well done”… you should take part in a Film & Music Video Festival!!!
Actually, many Film festivals, have a specific category related to Music Video production, and they could be an opportunity to get rewarded for your hard work.
Here you have a diary with the main competitions in following months, and… GOOD LUCK!

DIFFI- Desi International Film Festival, Inc. – Hollywood, USA (October 28-November 6, 2005)
The purpose of DIFFI is to promote and encourage the progress of the Desi international creative community in all forms of media, by providing a venue for showcasing their talents in the various fields of the entertainment industry from performance, to writing and development, as well as film production.
Deadline: August 16, 2005 website:

EFS – Euro Film Scandinavia – Oslo, Scandinavia (Novembre 4-5, 2005)
The goal was to create an arena for Norwegian film and video amateurs where all could participate regardless of age, organization and the theme of the movies, and to create better communication between Norwegian film and video amateurs and like-minded in other European countries.
Deadline: September 1, 2005 website:

Toofy Film Festival – Boulder, USA (September 14-18, 2005)
The 2nd annual Toofy Film Fest 2005 will feature independent international films along with a plethora of diverse art forms. Our international independent film festival creates an environment where artists will network and view films that prove to the world what real filmmaking is all about.
Deadline: August 1, 2005-05-25 website:

MiniDV Festival – Hollywood, USA (December 7-11,2005)
One of the first Film Festivals that is dedicated to showcasing films shot in PURE DIGITAL format or on video. MiniDV Festival is devoted to the “ART” of film making, and not the politics of what format it’s in.
Deadline: October 31, 2005 website:

Woodstock Film Festival –Woodstock, USA (September 28- October 2, 2005)
The Woodstock Film Festival is a not-for-profit, 501 (C) 3 organization with a mission to present an annual program and year-round schedule of film, music, and art-related activities that promote artists, culture, inspired learning, and diversity. The Woodstock Film Commission promotes sustainable economic development by attracting and supporting local film, video and media production.
Deadline: June 13, 2005 website:

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