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This is a curated festival submission calendar for independent game developers. See at a glance which important deadlines are coming up. Click on a deadline to go right to the submission form.

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Event Location Region Deadline Event date Fee Platforms
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Quo Vadis – Call for Papers Berlin, Germany Worldwide 24 November 24 – 25 April Free All platforms
Indie Garden Assembly: Call for Games Valenciennes, France Worldwide 26 November 8 – 9 February Free to submit, 350 EUR exhibition fee All platforms
Alt.Ctrl.GDC San Francisco, USA Worldwide 1 December 21 – 23 March Free Alternative controllers
SXSW Gaming Awards Austin, USA Worldwide 8 December 15 – 17 March 50 USD All platforms
SXSW Gamer's Voice Awards Austin, USA Worldwide 8 December 15 – 17 March 25 USD All platforms
BAFTA London, UK Worldwide 8 December 12 April 175 GBP All platforms
Norwegian international Seagull Shortfilm Festival Haugesund, Norway Worldwide 15 December 16 – 18 February 15 EUR All platforms
Indie Garden Assembly: Call for Speakers Valenciennes, France Worldwide 15 December 8 – 9 February Free All platforms
IMGA Global San Francisco, USA Worldwide 31 December 20 March Free Mobile games
Google Play Indie Games Contest London, UK Europe 31 December 13 February Free Android
Dutch Courage @ GDC San Francisco Worldwide 11 January 18 March 75 EUR (plus tax and sales fee) All Platforms
A MAZE. Awards Berlin, Germany Worldwide 4 February 25 – 29 April 55 EUR All platforms
Game Happens Genova, Italy Worldwide 11 February 25 – 26 May Free All platforms
Casual Connect Europe Indie Prize London, UK Worldwide 31 March 29 – 31 May Free All platforms

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