9th Annual

Albany FilmFest

March 18, 2019 to March 24, 2019

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1249 Marin Ave.
Attn: KALB
Albany CA 94706
USA
Phone: 510-559-4272
info@albanyfilmfest.org
http://www.albanyfilmfest.org

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Narrative Short
Any narrative fiction film with a running time of less than 45 minutes, including credits. Includes comedy, drama, horror, sci-fi, mockumentry.

Entry Fee Waivers:
* MADEINALBANY - The submission fee is waived for films that have 50% or more of the film footage shot in Albany, California.
* AFFFF50 - Filmmakers whose films have been accepted and shown at previous Albany FilmFest screenings are eligible for a 50% submission fee reduction for new films submitted.
* AFFSTUDENT - $10 discount on submission fees for college/film school students. Must provide valide current student ID.
**No other waivers or exceptions will be granted.**
Documentary Short
Any documentary film with a running time of less than 45 minutes, including credits.

Entry Fee Waivers:
* MADEINALBANY - The submission fee is waived for films that have 50% or more of the film footage shot in Albany, California.
* AFFFF50 - Filmmakers whose films have been accepted and shown at previous Albany FilmFest screenings are eligible for a 50% submission fee reduction for new films submitted.
* AFFSTUDENT - $10 discount on submission fees for college/film school students. Must provide valide current student ID.
**No other waivers are offered**
Animated short
Any animated film with a running time of less than 45 minutes, including credits.

Entry Fee Waivers:
* MADEINALBANY - The submission fee is waived for films that have 50% or more of the film footage shot in Albany, California.
* AFFFF50 - Filmmakers whose films have been accepted and shown at previous Albany FilmFest screenings are eligible for a 50% submission fee reduction for new films submitted.
* AFFSTUDENT - $10 discount on submission fees for college/film school students. Must provide valide current student ID.
**No other waivers or exceptions will be granted.**
My Own Private Albany
Tell us your Albany - California! - story. Any genre of film with a running time of less than 45 minutes, including credits.

Entry Fee Waivers:
* MADEINALBANY - The submission fee is waived for films that have 50% or more of the film footage shot in Albany, California.
* AFFFF50 - Filmmakers whose films have been accepted and shown at previous Albany FilmFest screenings are eligible for a 50% submission fee reduction for new films submitted.
* AFFSTUDENT - $10 discount on submission fees for college/film school students. Must provide valide current student ID.
**No other waivers or exceptions will be granted.**
Youth, 6-12
A film in any genre no longer than 30 minutes. **Filmmaker must be between the ages of 6-12 when the film was made.**

ENTRY FEE WAIVERS
* MADEINALBANY - The submission fee is waived for films that have 50% or more of the film footage shot in Albany, California.
* AFFFF50 - Filmmakers whose films have been accepted and shown at previous Albany FilmFest screenings are eligible for a 50% submission fee reduction for new films submitted.
**No other waivers or exceptions will be granted.**
Youth 13-17
A film in any genre no longer than 30 minutes. **Filmmaker must be between the ages of 13-17 or high school senior when the film was made.**

ENTRY FEE WAIVERS
* MADEINALBANY - The submission fee is waived for films that have 50% or more of the film footage shot in Albany, California.
* AFFFF50 - Filmmakers whose films have been accepted and shown at previous Albany FilmFest screenings are eligible for a 50% submission fee reduction for new films submitted.
**No other waivers or exceptions will be granted.**
Tiny Movies
Film may be any genre, with a running time of less than 3 minutes, including credits.

Entry Fee Waivers:
* MADEINALBANY - The submission fee is waived for films that have 50% or more of the film footage shot in Albany, California.
* AFFFF50 - Filmmakers whose films have been accepted and shown at previous Albany FilmFest screenings are eligible for a 50% submission fee reduction for new films submitted.
* AFFSTUDENT - $10 discount on submission fees for college/film school students. Must provide valide current student ID.
**No other waivers or exceptions will be granted.**

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

Albany International Short (and really short) FilmFest is an international juried festival of original, creative, and independent short films. Our ongoing mission is to support creative expression and open communication within Albany and to connect across borders with the greater SF Bay Area and the world.

Under the guidance of the City of Albany's Community Media Access Committee, Albany FilmFest works to encourage creative storytelling through filmmaking in our community. We share our films on Albany's cable and online media outlets. Our two dedicated Albany shorts categories (one competitive, one non-competitive) showcase just how creative our community can be. Our two Youth filmmaking categories, special Albany FilmFest children's screenings, and youth filmmaking outreach to schools underscore our goal to support and encourage youth media arts education.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Albany (short and really short) International FilmFest, now in our 9th year, is a juried short film festival that takes place annually in Albany, California, a small city in the San Francisco Bay Area. We screen an eclectic mix of drama, comedy, documentary, and animation from emerging and established Bay Area, national, and global filmmakers. Our warm, friendly small-town vibe encourages filmmakers and audience members to connect and engage. Filmmakers consistently praise Albany FilmFest: "One of the best festival experiences I have had!" ... "Of all the festivals we attended this year, Albany FilmFest was the most personable and enjoyable." ... "Great party and opportunities to connect with other filmmakers!"

* We value thought-provoking films on a rich variety of topics—environmental and social issues, arts and music, multicultural voices, communities in transition, and more.
* Cash awards, winners selected by a jury of film industry professionals.
* Popular spotlight programs include women filmmakers and films on environmental topics.
* We support young filmmakers, and feature two youth filmmaker categories. Proceeds from AFF help support youth media education in Albany.

Albany FilmFest screens at Landmark's deco-era Albany Twin Theatre in Albany's Solano Avenue Business District, home to friendly businesses, award-winning restaurants, and both funky and upscale bars. We're right next door to Berkeley, directly across from the Golden Gate Bridge, and a short drive from the Wine Country.

Our ongoing mission is to build community, communicate across diverse borders, and encourage free creative expression and communication.

AFF is a volunteer project of the City of Albany’s Community Media Access Committee in conjunction with the City of Albany and cable channel KALB. Albany FilmFest works to encourage creative storytelling through filmmaking in our community, and we share our films on KALB, both on cable television and streaming online.



ORGANIZERS

Naomi Sigal

GENERAL RULES

KALB and the City of Albany reserve the right to use any content from submissions as well as media from the Opening Gala and Festival for publicity and promotional purposes. All films submitted to the Albany Film Festival may be played on the KALB public access channel including any associated online outlets. Anyone may opt-out to the replaying of films in writing to KALB (1249 Marin Ave. Albany, CA 94706) before March 25, 2019.

You must have rights to all content in submissions. KALB and the City of Albany is not liable for any content that was submitted without proper rights.

Entry Fee Waivers:

* Filmmakers whose films have 50% or more of the footage shot in Albany, California, are eligible for a 50% submission fee reduction.
* Filmmakers whose films were accepted and shown at previous Albany FilmFest screenings are eligible for a 50% submission fee reduction for new films.
* $10 discount on submission fees for college/film school students. MUST provide proof (valid current student ID)

No other waivers or exceptions will be granted.

Cash Prize Eligibility: Only filmmakers with valid US tax ID are eligible for cash prizes.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

KALB and the City of Albany reserve the right to use any content from submissions as well as media from the Opening Gala and Festival for publicity and promotional purposes. All films submitted to the Albany Film Festival may be played on the KALB public access channel including any associated online outlets. Anyone may opt-out to the replaying of films in writing to KALB (1249 Marin Ave. Albany, CA 94706) before March 25, 2019.

You must have rights to all content in submissions. KALB and the City of Albany is not liable for any content that was submitted without proper rights.

Entry Fee Waivers:

* Filmmakers whose films have 50% or more of the footage shot in Albany, California, are eligible for a 50% submission fee reduction.
* Filmmakers whose films were accepted and shown at previous Albany FilmFest screenings are eligible for a 50% submission fee reduction for new films.
* $10 discount on submission fees for college/film school students. MUST provide proof (valid current student ID)

No other waivers or exceptions will be granted..

Cash Prize Eligibility: Only filmmakers with valid US tax ID are eligible for cash prizes.