30th Annual

AFI FEST

November 10, 2016 to November 17, 2016

 
Category

American Documentary Features

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Early Deadline
April 1, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Official Deadline
May 6, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
Final Deadline
July 15, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately October 7, 2016

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 30 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after August 1, 2015

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects must originate from USA

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Los Angeles

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Media Files
  DCP
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

New Auteurs Grand Jury Award

World Cinema Audience Award

New Auteurs Audience Award

American Independents Audience Award

Category Rules

AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi
FEATURE FILM SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

* For Feature length films, although we do not require U.S. Premieres, premiere status is taken into consideration. Films are ineligible for consideration if they have screened or are planning to screen in the Greater Los Angeles area prior to AFI FEST - this includes the counties of Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura.

* Films that are 30 minutes or longer in length are considered Feature films.

* We welcome submissions via the Withoutabox secure online screener system only.

* More than one entry may be submitted. Each entry must be accompanied by an official entry form and entry fee.

* Rough cuts and works-in-progress are eligible for entry if the final cut will be available by October 21, 2016. However, please be aware that our programming department may not be able to re-screen your film if you send a final cut after submitting a rough cut. To avoid confusion throughout the screening review process, we would prefer that you only send us ONE version of your film and preferably the final version.

* Previously submitted films will not be accepted, unless the film has undergone significant content changes (60% or more) and meets all other submission requirements. Permission to re-apply is required. Please email programming@AFI.com.

* The entry fee is non-refundable.

* We offer a limited amount of fee waivers each year for AFI Conservatory fellows and AFI FEST alumns. If you are a member of one of these groups, you can write to programming@AFI.com to request a fee waiver before the final deadline. AFI Conservatory fellows, please include your full name, year of graduation and discipline.
AFI FEST alumns, please include your previous film title, your roll on the film and year that it was screened at AFI FEST.
We are unable to offer any other entry fee waivers at this time.

* All film entries selected for the Festival grant AFI FEST the rights to use footage, stills and/or titles and information from the film for promotional purposes.

* All films submitted must be free from any legal disputes and the filmmaker must have cleared all rights for music and exhibition.

* AFI FEST reserves the right to change any information contained in this document (including Festival dates, venues, events, awards and eligibility requirements) without further notice.

* All filmmakers will be notified of their status by October 7, 2016 via email. Please keep us informed of any changes regarding your contact information by emailing programming@AFI.com.

* Due to the number of submissions, AFI FEST cannot provide feedback on any entries.

* If selected, the filmmaker agrees to deliver the film to the festival no later than October 21, 2016.