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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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Indie MEGABOOTH @ PAX East Boston, USA Worldwide 17 November 5 – 8 April 50 USD All platforms
Indie MEGABOOTH @ GDC San Francisco, USA Worldwide 17 November 19 – 23 March 50 USD All platforms
Casual Connect USA Indie Prize Anaheim, USA Worldwide 15 November 16 – 18 January Free All platforms
GamesAreForEveryone Edinburgh, UK Worldwide 13 November 30 November Free All platforms
PAX South Tabletop Indie Showcase San Antonio, USA Worldwide 8 November 12 – 14 January 50 USD Tabletop games
GDC Level Designer Workshop Speaker Submission San Francisco, USA Worldwide 3 November 19 – 23 March Free All platforms
GDC Esports Day Call for Submissions San Francisco, USA Worldwide 3 November 19 – 20 March Free All platforms
GDC Tools Tutorial Call for Submissions San Francisco, USA Worldwide 3 November 19 – 23 March Free All platforms
Montreal Expo Gaming Arcade Montreal, Canada Worldwide 1 November 17 – 19 November Free to submit, exhibition fee starting at 100 CAD All platforms
PAX South Panel Submission San Antonio, USA Worldwide 31 October 12 – 14 January Free All platforms
Indie Game Festa & Indie House @ Taipei Game Show Taipei, Taiwan Worldwide 20 October 25 – 29 January Free All platforms
Game Anglia Indie Showcase Ipswich, UK UK 15 October 18 November Free All platforms
DevGAMM Awards & Showcase Minsk, Belarus Worldwide 13 October 16 – 17 November Ticket required to submit, starting at 139 USD All platforms
GCAP Student Showcase Submissions Melbourne, Australia Australia 7 October 24 – 25 October Free All platforms
IGF San Francisco, USA Worldwide 2 October 21 – 23 March 75 USD (25 USD for students) All platforms
Ludicious Zürich, Switzerland Worldwide 1 October 18 – 21 January Free All platforms
Day of the Devs San Francisco, USA Worldwide 1 October 11 November Free All platforms
GDC Summits – Call for Submissions San Francisco, USA Worldwide 29 September 19 – 20 March Free All platforms
Deutscher Entwicklerpreis Cologne, Germany Germany, Austria, Switzerland 15 September 6 December 50 EUR per category All platforms
AzPlay Bilbao, Spain Worldwide 14 September 29 November – 3 December Free All platforms
Indie Garden @ Paris Games Week Paris, France Worldwide 10 September 1 – 5 November Booth starting at 990 EUR All platforms
A MAZE. / Johannesburg Open Screens Johannesburg, South Africa Worldwide 8 September 13 September Free to submit, ticket required to exhibit All platforms
ESGS Indie Arena Manila, Philippines Worldwide 31 August 27 – 29 October Free All platforms
GCAP International Speaker Program Melbourne, Australia Worldwide 31 August 24 – 25 October Free All platforms
GaymerX East Call for Submissions New York City, USA Worldwide 30 August 4 – 5 November Free All platforms
Game on! El arte en juego Buenos Aires, Argentina Worldwide 30 August Free Art Games / Serious Games
Casual Connect Kyiv Indie Prize Kyiv, Ukraine Worldwide 30 August Free All platforms
PAX Unplugged Panel Submissions Philadelphia, USA Worldwide 25 August Free Tabletop games
Women in Games Mobile Awards London, UK Europe 24 August 6 September Free Mobile
Get IT! Indie Prize Odessa, Ukraine Worldwide 23 August 2 September Free All platforms
IMGA Middle East North Africa Amman, Jordan Middle East North Africa 22 August 11 November Free Mobile
NexonComputerMuseum VR/AR/MR Open Call Jeju, South Korea Worldwide 20 August Free VR/AR/MR
GDC Call for Submissions San Francisco, USA Worldwide 17 August 19 – 23 March Free All platforms
The MIX @ PAX West Week (Extended) Seattle, USA Worldwide 14 August 1 September 30 USD to submit, 300 USD exhibition fee All platforms
Fantastic Arcade Austin, USA Worldwide 13 August Free All platforms
TIGA Games Industry Awards London, UK Worldwide 11 August 2 November Free All platforms
Google Play Indie Games Festival San Francisco, USA United States and Canada 6 August 23 September Free Google Play
Gamescom Award Cologne, Germany Worldwide 4 August 21 – 25 August Starting at 300 EUR (free for Indie category) All platforms
Full Indie Summit – Call for Speakers Vancouver, Canada Worldwide 31 July 21 October Free All platforms
EGX 2017: Leftfield Collection Submissions Birmingham, UK Worldwide 28 July 21 – 24 September Free All platforms
Game Connect Asia Pacific – Call for Submissions Melbourne, Australia Worldwide 26 July 24 – 25 October Free All platforms
Game Connection Europe Paris, France Worldwide 21 July 1 – 3 November Free All platforms
Frameless Labs Festival Rochester, USA Worldwide 20 July 12 – 14 September Free VR/AR
Indie Game Expo RESPAWN @ devcom Cologne, Germany Worldwide 18 July 20 – 21 August Free to submit, 99 EUR exhibition fee All platforms
PLAY17 – Creative Gaming Festival Hamburg, Germany Europe 15 July Free All platforms
Game Design Awards Dundee, UK Worldwide 14 July 7 September Free All platforms
Future of StoryTelling New York, USA Worldwide 7 July 30 USD All platforms
A MAZE. / Johannesburg – Talk/Panel/Workshop Submission Johannesburg, South Africa Worldwide 7 July 13 – 16 September Free All platforms
A MAZE. / Johannesburg – Game/Playful Installation Submission Johannesburg, South Africa Worldwide 7 July 13 – 16 September Free All platforms
TwitchCon 2017 Session Submissions Long Beach, USA Worldwide 4 July Free All platforms
PAX Dev Panel Submissions Seattle, USA Worldwide 30 June Free All platforms
IndieCade Festival (Late submissions – extended) Los Angeles, USA Worldwide 30 June 140 USD All platforms
PAX West Panel Submissions Seattle, USA Worldwide 30 June Free All platforms
The MIX @ EVO Las Vegas, USA Worldwide 20 June 14 – 16 July Free All platforms
Busan Indie Connect Busan, Korea Worldwide 13 June Free All platforms
Sense of Wonder Night Tokyo, Japan Worldwide 9 June Free All platforms
Cinekid Festival Digital Culture Programme Amsterdam, The Netherlands Worldwide 1 June Free Games for young audiences
Casual Connect USA Indie Prize Seattle, USA Worldwide 31 May Free All platforms
Out Of Index 2017 Seoul, South Korea Worldwide 31 May Free All digital platforms
ReVersed Festival Vienna, Austria Worldwide 31 May Free All platforms
PixelPop Festival St. Louis, MO, USA Worldwide 26 May Free to submit, 50–100 USD to exhibit Digital, Tabletop, Experimental
PixelPop Festival Panel Submissions St. Louis, MO, USA Worldwide 26 May Free All Platforms
Develop:Brighton Indie Showcase Brighton, UK Worldwide 19 May Free All platforms
The MIX @ E3 Week (Extended) Los Angeles, USA Worldwide 15 May 30 USD to submit, 300 USD to exhibit All platforms
PAX 10 Seattle, USA Worldwide 15 May 50 USD All platforms
ReVersed Festival Vienna, Austria Worldwide 15 May Free All platforms
INDIGO 2017 Utrecht, the Netherlands Worldwide 12 May Free to submit, 45 EUR to exhibit All platforms
devcom 2017 Call for Proposals Cologne, Germany Worldwide 12 May Free All platforms
Intel Level Up Game Developer Contest Online Worldwide 9 May Free PC
IndieCade Festival (Extended) Los Angeles, USA Worldwide 7 May 95 USD All platforms
Indie MEGABOOTH @ PAX West Seattle, USA Worldwide 5 May 40 USD to submit, booth starts at 1500 USD All platforms
Indie Arena @ gamescom Cologne, Germany Worldwide 1 May Free to submit, 1500 – 3500 EUR booth fee All platforms
BIG Festival (Extended) São Paulo, Brazil Worldwide 28 April Free All platforms
DevGAMM Awards & Showcase Moscow, Russia Worldwide 24 April Ticket required to submit, starting at 139 USD All platforms
Indie Games Room Adelaide, Australia Australia and New Zealand 21 April Free All Platforms
VRDC Fall 2017 Call for Submissions San Francisco, USA Worldwide 21 April Free VR
Indie Showcase @ Digital Dragons Kraków, Poland Worldwide 16 April Free to submit, tickets starting at 195 EUR All platforms
SAAM Arcade Washington, DC, USA Worldwide 15 April Free All platforms
Boston Festival of Indie Games – Digital Showcase Boston, USA Worldwide 15 April 62.49 USD All platforms
Boston Festival of Indie Games – Tabletop Showcase Boston, USA Worldwide 15 April 36.87 USD Tabletop games
A MAZE. Blender Berlin, Germany Worldwide 13 April Free All platforms
Terminus Conference + Festival Atlanta, USA Worldwide 7 April Free All platforms
Nordic Sensation Award Malmö, Sweden Nordic region 3 April Free All platforms
Playdate at LA Zine Fest Los Angeles, USA Worldwide 2 April Free to submit, 50 USD to exhibit All platforms
Nordic Game Conference Fast Track proposals Malmö, Sweden Worldwide 31 March Free All platforms
Nordic Game Discovery Contest Malmö, Sweden Worldwide 31 March Free All platforms
Indie Garden @ Digital Game Manga Show Strasbourg, France Worldwide 30 March Free to submit, 400 – 700 EUR to exhibit All platforms
Game Happens Genova, Italy Worldwide 26 March Free All platforms
Goldener Spatz Gera/Erfurt, Germany Germany, Austria, Switzerland 24 March Free All Platforms
Comics x Games 2017 Toronto, Canada Worldwide 21 March Free All platforms
Indie Game Expo @ Quo Vadis Berlin, Germany Worldwide 19 March Free to submit, 199 EUR booth fee All platforms
IndieCade E3 Showcase Los Angeles, USA Worldwide 17 March 95 USD All platforms
Game Devs of Color Expo New York, USA Worldwide 15 March Free All platforms
London Games Festival – Bonus Stage London, UK Worldwide 5 March Free All platforms
A MAZE. Awards Berlin, Germany Worldwide 1 March Free All platforms
MomoCon 2017 Indie Awards Showcase Atlanta, USA Worldwide 1 March 75 USD PC, Mac, Android, Xbox One, PS4 or iOS (no VR)
Play by Play Wellington, New Zealand New Zealand and Australia 20 February Free All platforms
Sacramento Indie Arcade Sacramento, USA Worldwide 19 February Free All platforms
Deutscher Computerspielpreis Berlin, Germany Germany 27 January Free All platforms
The MIX @ GDC San Francisco, USA Worldwide 23 January 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 23 January Free to submit, 50 USD booth fee All platforms
IndiePlus San Francisco, USA Worldwide 20 January Free iOS, Android
EGX Rezzed Leftfield Collection London, UK Worldwide 20 January Free All platforms
BitSummit Kyoto, Japan Worldwide 19 January Free to submit, exhibition fees starting at JPY 20000 All platforms
Now Play This – Open Call London, UK Worldwide 15 January Free All platforms
Day of the Devs @ GDC San Francisco, USA Worldwide 13 January Free All platforms
Experimental Gameplay Workshop @ GDC San Francisco, USA Worldwide 8 January Free All platforms
GCA17 Development Awards San Francisco, USA Worldwide 6 January Free All platforms
Google Play Indie Games Contest London, UK Selected European countries 31 December Free Android
GMGC Manila – Indie Pitch Arena Manila, Philippines Worldwide 23 December Free Mobile
IGS Tech Toolbox San Francisco, USA Worldwide 16 December Free All platforms
PAX East Panel Submissions Boston, USA Worldwide 16 December Free All platforms
Indie Prize Showcases @ Casual Connect Berlin, Germany Worldwide 5 December Free All platforms
Casual Connect Indie Prize Berlin, Germany Worldwide 5 December Free All Platforms
SXSW Gaming Awards Austin, USA Worldwide 2 December 20 USD All platforms
alt.ctrl.GDC 2017 Showcase San Francisco, USA Worldwide 2 December Free Alternative controllers
PAX East Indie Showcase Boston, USA Worldwide 14 November 50 USD All platforms
PAX South Tabletop Indie Showcase San Antonio, USA Worldwide 9 November 50 USD Tabletop games
GDC 2017 Indie MEGABOOTH San Francisco, USA Worldwide 4 November 40 USD All platforms
PAX East Indie MEGABOOTH Boston, USA Worldwide 4 November 40 USD submission fee, 1500 – 5000 USD booth fee All platforms

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