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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 Submission deadline Submission fee Platforms
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Deutscher Entwicklerpreis Cologne, Germany Germany, Austria, Switzerland 50 EUR per category All platforms
AzPlay Bilbao, Spain Worldwide Free All platforms
Indie Garden @ Paris Games Week Paris, France Worldwide Booth starting at 990 EUR All platforms
A MAZE. / Johannesburg Open Screens Johannesburg, South Africa Worldwide Free to submit, ticket required to exhibit All platforms
ESGS Indie Arena Manila, Philippines Worldwide Free All platforms
GCAP International Speaker Program Melbourne, Australia Worldwide Free All platforms
GaymerX East Call for Submissions New York City, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
Casual Connect Kyiv Indie Prize Kyiv, Ukraine Worldwide Free All platforms
Game on! El arte en juego Buenos Aires, Argentina Worldwide Free Art Games / Serious Games
Arcadia Night Dundee, Scotland Worldwide Free All platforms
PAX Unplugged Panel Submissions Philadelphia, USA Worldwide Free Tabletop games
Women in Games Mobile Awards London, UK Europe Free Mobile
Get IT! Indie Prize Odessa, Ukraine Worldwide Free All platforms
IMGA Middle East North Africa Amman, Jordan Middle East North Africa Free Mobile
NexonComputerMuseum VR/AR/MR Open Call Jeju, South Korea Worldwide Free VR/AR/MR
GDC Call for Submissions San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
The MIX @ PAX West Week (Extended) Seattle, USA Worldwide 30 USD to submit, 300 USD exhibition fee All platforms
Fantastic Arcade Austin, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
TIGA Games Industry Awards London, UK Worldwide Free All platforms
Google Play Indie Games Festival San Francisco, USA United States and Canada Free Google Play
Gamescom Award Cologne, Germany Worldwide Starting at 300 EUR (free for Indie category) All platforms
Full Indie Summit – Call for Speakers Vancouver, Canada Worldwide Free All platforms
EGX 2017: Leftfield Collection Submissions Birmingham, UK Worldwide Free All platforms
Game Connect Asia Pacific – Call for Submissions Melbourne, Australia Worldwide Free All platforms
Game Connection Europe Paris, France Worldwide Free All platforms
Frameless Labs Festival Rochester, USA Worldwide Free VR/AR
Indie Game Expo RESPAWN @ devcom Cologne, Germany Worldwide Free to submit, 99 EUR exhibition fee All platforms
PLAY17 – Creative Gaming Festival Hamburg, Germany Europe Free All platforms
Game Design Awards Dundee, UK Worldwide Free All platforms
A MAZE. / Johannesburg – Talk/Panel/Workshop Submission Johannesburg, South Africa Worldwide Free All platforms
Future of StoryTelling New York, USA Worldwide 30 USD All platforms
A MAZE. / Johannesburg – Game/Playful Installation Submission Johannesburg, South Africa Worldwide Free All platforms
TwitchCon 2017 Session Submissions Long Beach, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
IndieCade Festival (Late submissions – extended) Los Angeles, USA Worldwide 140 USD All platforms
PAX Dev Panel Submissions Seattle, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
PAX West Panel Submissions Seattle, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
The MIX @ EVO Las Vegas, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
Busan Indie Connect Busan, Korea Worldwide Free All platforms
Sense of Wonder Night Tokyo, Japan Worldwide Free All platforms
Cinekid Festival Digital Culture Programme Amsterdam, The Netherlands Worldwide Free Games for young audiences
ReVersed Festival Vienna, Austria Worldwide Free All platforms
Casual Connect USA Indie Prize Seattle, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
Out Of Index 2017 Seoul, South Korea Worldwide Free All digital platforms
PixelPop Festival Panel Submissions St. Louis, MO, USA Worldwide Free All Platforms
PixelPop Festival St. Louis, MO, USA Worldwide Free to submit, 50–100 USD to exhibit Digital, Tabletop, Experimental
Develop:Brighton Indie Showcase Brighton, UK Worldwide Free All platforms
The MIX @ E3 Week (Extended) Los Angeles, USA Worldwide 30 USD to submit, 300 USD to exhibit All platforms
PAX 10 Seattle, USA Worldwide 50 USD All platforms
ReVersed Festival Vienna, Austria Worldwide Free All platforms
devcom 2017 Call for Proposals Cologne, Germany Worldwide Free All platforms
INDIGO 2017 Utrecht, the Netherlands Worldwide Free to submit, 45 EUR to exhibit All platforms
Intel Level Up Game Developer Contest Online Worldwide Free PC
IndieCade Festival (Extended) Los Angeles, USA Worldwide 95 USD All platforms
Indie MEGABOOTH @ PAX West Seattle, USA Worldwide 40 USD to submit, booth starts at 1500 USD All platforms
Indie Arena @ gamescom Cologne, Germany Worldwide Free to submit, 1500 – 3500 EUR booth fee All platforms
BIG Festival (Extended) São Paulo, Brazil Worldwide Free All platforms
DevGAMM Awards & Showcase Moscow, Russia Worldwide Ticket required to submit, starting at 139 USD All platforms
VRDC Fall 2017 Call for Submissions San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free VR
Indie Games Room Adelaide, Australia Australia and New Zealand Free All Platforms
Indie Showcase @ Digital Dragons Kraków, Poland Worldwide Free to submit, tickets starting at 195 EUR All platforms
SAAM Arcade Washington, DC, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
Boston Festival of Indie Games – Tabletop Showcase Boston, USA Worldwide 36.87 USD Tabletop games
Boston Festival of Indie Games – Digital Showcase Boston, USA Worldwide 62.49 USD All platforms
A MAZE. Blender Berlin, Germany Worldwide Free All platforms
Terminus Conference + Festival Atlanta, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
Nordic Sensation Award Malmö, Sweden Nordic region Free All platforms
Playdate at LA Zine Fest Los Angeles, USA Worldwide Free to submit, 50 USD to exhibit All platforms
Nordic Game Discovery Contest Malmö, Sweden Worldwide Free All platforms
Nordic Game Conference Fast Track proposals Malmö, Sweden Worldwide Free All platforms
Indie Garden @ Digital Game Manga Show Strasbourg, France Worldwide Free to submit, 400 – 700 EUR to exhibit All platforms
Game Happens Genova, Italy Worldwide Free All platforms
Goldener Spatz Gera/Erfurt, Germany Germany, Austria, Switzerland Free All Platforms
Comics x Games 2017 Toronto, Canada Worldwide Free All platforms
Indie Game Expo @ Quo Vadis Berlin, Germany Worldwide Free to submit, 199 EUR booth fee All platforms
IndieCade E3 Showcase Los Angeles, USA Worldwide 95 USD All platforms
Game Devs of Color Expo New York, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
London Games Festival – Bonus Stage London, UK Worldwide Free All platforms
MomoCon 2017 Indie Awards Showcase Atlanta, USA Worldwide 75 USD PC, Mac, Android, Xbox One, PS4 or iOS (no VR)
A MAZE. Awards Berlin, Germany Worldwide Free All platforms
Play by Play Wellington, New Zealand New Zealand and Australia Free All platforms
Sacramento Indie Arcade Sacramento, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
Deutscher Computerspielpreis Berlin, Germany Germany Free All platforms
The MIX @ GDC San Francisco, USA Worldwide 30 USD All platforms
European Game Discovery Showcase @ GDC San Francisco, USA Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Poland, Czech, Slovakia, Belarus, Ukraine, Belgium and The Netherlands Free to submit, 50 USD booth fee All platforms
IndiePlus San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free iOS, Android
EGX Rezzed Leftfield Collection London, UK Worldwide Free All platforms
BitSummit Kyoto, Japan Worldwide Free to submit, exhibition fees starting at JPY 20000 All platforms
Now Play This – Open Call London, UK Worldwide Free All platforms
Day of the Devs @ GDC San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
Experimental Gameplay Workshop @ GDC San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
GCA17 Development Awards San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
Google Play Indie Games Contest London, UK Selected European countries Free Android
GMGC Manila – Indie Pitch Arena Manila, Philippines Worldwide Free Mobile
PAX East Panel Submissions Boston, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
IGS Tech Toolbox San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
Casual Connect Indie Prize Berlin, Germany Worldwide Free All Platforms
Indie Prize Showcases @ Casual Connect Berlin, Germany Worldwide Free All platforms
alt.ctrl.GDC 2017 Showcase San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free Alternative controllers
SXSW Gaming Awards Austin, USA Worldwide 20 USD All platforms
PAX East Indie Showcase Boston, USA Worldwide 50 USD All platforms
PAX South Tabletop Indie Showcase San Antonio, USA Worldwide 50 USD Tabletop games
PAX East Indie MEGABOOTH Boston, USA Worldwide 40 USD submission fee, 1500 – 5000 USD booth fee All platforms
GDC 2017 Indie MEGABOOTH San Francisco, USA Worldwide 40 USD All platforms
IGF San Francisco, USA Worldwide 75 USD (25 USD for students) All platforms
GAMM:Play Showcase Minsk, Belarus Worldwide Free (ticket required) All platforms
VR Now Awards Potsdam, Germany Worldwide 40 EUR VR
Taipei Game Show 2017 Indie Game Festa Taipei, Taiwan Worldwide Free All platforms
GCAP International Speaker Program Melbourne, Australia Worldwide Free All platforms
DevGAMM Awards Minsk, Belarus Worldwide Free (ticket required) All platforms
Ludicious Game Festival Zürich, Switzerland Worldwide Free All platforms
AzPlay 2016 Bilbao, Spain Worldwide Free All Platforms
Deutscher Entwicklerpreis Cologne, Germany Germany, Austria and Switzerland 50 EUR per category All platforms
Day of the Devs San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
Game Development World Championship Helsinki, Finland Worldwide Free All platforms
Fun & Serious Game Festival Bilbao, Spain Worldwide Free All platforms
WordPlay London London, UK Worldwide Free Writerly games
GDC Summits Call for Submissions San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
International Serious Games Showcase and Challenge Orlando, USA Worldwide 250 USD, free for government and students All Platforms
Ping Awards Paris, France France Free All platforms
Intentional Play Summit (extended) Mountain View, USA Worldwide Free to submit, exhibition fee starting at 400 USD All platforms (Serious games)
20th Japan Media Arts Festival Tokyo, Japan Worldwide Free All platforms
IndieCade think:indie Culver City, USA Worldwide Free All platforms

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