32nd Annual

AFI FEST

November 08, 2018 to November 15, 2018

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SPECIAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY • Final deadlines have passed. If you have a deadline waiver or special instructions from the event, select a Category of Entry to continue.

American Narrative Features
AFI FEST 2018 presented by Audi - Submission Requirments

* Fiction films that are over 30 minutes in length are considered Narrative Features.

* All feature length films must be Los Angeles premieres. 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.
American Documentary Features
AFI FEST 2018 presented by Audi - Submission Requirements

* Documentaries that are over 40 minutes in length are considered Documentary Features.

* All feature length films must be Los Angeles premieres. 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.
International Narrative Features
AFI FEST 2018 presented by Audi - Submission Requirements

* Fiction films that are over 30 minutes in length are considered Narrative Features.

* All feature length films must be Los Angeles premieres. 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.
International Documentary Features
AFI FEST 2018 presented by Audi - Submission Requirements

* Documentaries that are over 40 minutes in length are considered Documentary Features.

* All feature length films must be Los Angeles premieres. 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.
Fiction Short Films
AFI FEST 2018 presented by Audi - Submission Requirements

* Fiction films that are under 30 minutes are considered Fiction Short Films.

* For short films, there is no premiere requirement (films can have already played in the Los Angeles area and can appear online before the festival and are still eligible for consideration).
Nonfiction Short Films
AFI FEST 2018 presented by Audi - Submission Requirements

* Nonfiction films that are under 40 minutes are considered Nonfiction Short Films.

* For short films, there is no premiere requirement (films can have already played in the Los Angeles area and can appear online before the festival and are still eligible for consideration).
Virtual Reality (VR)
AFI FEST 2018 presented by Audi - Submission Requirements

* Projects must be viewable via one of our accepted platforms (360° video, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or Samsung Gear VR).

* We request that you provide a link to a 360° video file (.mp4), app download package (.apk), or other installation package via the special questions page of this application. While we can accept links from most any standard file transfer service, we prefer Dropbox or WeTransfer.

* Submitters must provide a 2D version or documentation of the project via Withoutabox’s Secure Online Screener system.

* There is no premiere requirement for Virtual Reality Projects. Projects may be available for free or for purchase, via any distribution platform, or exhibited at other festivals/trade shows.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

AFI FEST presents a survey of the year's most significant films each fall. Featuring international work from emerging filmmakers, global showcases of films from the great masters and red-carpet gala premieres, AFI FEST brings world cinema to the heart of Hollywood.

The audience at AFI FEST has grown to over 75,000 attendees with media impressions in excess of 7 billion worldwide.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

AFI FEST 2018 presented by Audi will be held in Los Angeles, California at the historic TCL Chinese Theater and 6-plex theaters at the Hollywood & Highland Center, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. AFI FEST is the longest-running international film festival in Los Angeles.

Each fall, AFI FEST presents the year's most significant films. Kicking off the awards season each year, AFI FEST offers a crucial avenue of exposure to the entertainment community. Featuring international work from emerging filmmakers, global showcases of films from the great masters, tributes and red-carpet gala premieres, AFI FEST brings the very best of world cinema to the city of Los Angeles, the film capital of the world. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival for the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards.

ORGANIZERS

Beth Hanna; Eric Moore (Programming Coordinator); Lane Kneedler (Director of Programming, AFI Festivals); Malin Kan; Michael Lumpkin (Director); Nichole Young; Sarah Harris (Programmer)

GENERAL RULES

* 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.

* The entry fee is non-refundable.

* All films and projects 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 and projects 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 and creators will be notified of their status by October 12, 2018 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 project to the festival no later than October 19, 2018.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

*I hereby grant the AFI FEST ("Festival") 2018, presented by Audi, all rights necessary to exhibit and promote the above-referenced film at the 2018 Festival. I represent that such exhibition will not violate or infringe upon any rights whatsoever (including copyright, trademark, musical or contract right) of any person or entity. I further represent that I am authorized to submit the above-referenced film and, if selected, will deliver the screening print to the Festival office no later than October 19, 2018. Additionally, I indemnify the Festival from any and all claims, demands, losses, costs, damages, and attorney's fee arising out of or in connection with third parties in regards to the screening of said film. Further, I hereby agree that I have read and agree to the Rules and Regulations for submissions to AFI FEST 2018