4th Annual

Asheville Cinema Festival

November 07, 2014 to November 10, 2014

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Asheville NC 28801
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Narrative Feature
Fiction films of all genres that are 70-120+ minutes in length.
Please email us with any questions about your film's categorization.
Narrative Short
Narrative Short films must be less than 60 minutes. This category is for fictional and experimental films only, not documentary short films which is a separate category.
Please email us with any questions regarding your film's eligibility.
Documentary Feature
The length of Documentary Features is 70-120+ minutes.
Please email us with any questions regarding your film's eligibility.
Documentary Short
Documentary Short films are 60 minutes or less in length.
Please email us with any questions regarding your film's eligibility.
Animated film (CGI, hand-drawn, claymation, etc.) of any genre except for documentary. Both short and feature animated films will compete for the Best Animated Film awards.
Please email us with any questions regarding your film's eligibility.
Student Film
The Student Film category is open to high school and college students. Both short and feature student films of all genres qualify in this category.
***Student ID required for submission acceptance. See "Category Rules" for important submission details.


We strive to celebrate all types of indie filmmakers, and also nurture their skills. The 2013 Asheville Cinema Festival (ACF) had over 45 filmmakers attend for Q&As with their films, meet industry professionals, make new connections, and attend workshops.

We were able provide a discount for housing for our filmmakers and their guests.

ACF 2013 was also among the first screenings anywhere of this year's films August: Osage County and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which won Best of the Festival. With the 2014 FESTIVAL we are going to provide an even more unique and rewarding experience for every one of our accepted filmmakers.

The mission of ACF is to inspire both filmmakers and lovers of film to embrace and support the world of independent cinema. We strive to bring the best narrative features, documentaries, shorts, foreign, student, and animated films from around the world to the passionate cinema audience of Western North Carolina.

ACF also aspires to have as many filmmakers as possible attend with their films to share them with audiences and other filmmakers. The internationally popular mountain setting of Asheville, NC provides a perfect backdrop for this festival celebrating independent film.


The Asheville Cinema Festival (ACF) is presented by the Asheville Cinema Society (ACS) which was created by two independent filmmakers, Tom and Sandi Anton. Having produced two independent features with Tom as director and Sandi as screenwriter, the Antons sought to share their love of film with Asheville by creating a cinema society. The central goal of ACS is to broaden the awareness and power of independent film to the Asheville community at large. ACS screens two independent films per month and works to bring the filmmaker to the screening so they can share their film and stories from production with a new, film-loving audience.

After ACS became a quick success, the next step was to bring a large number of great independent films and filmmakers together for a unique multi-day festival. Along with showcasing new films, a main objective of ACF is to provide a rich educational opportunity to filmmakers, students and the general public through onsite workshops, panel discussions, and events. ACF encourages filmmakers to submit their most recent films along with films that may have gone through the festival circuit but did not play in Asheville. ACF and ACS strive to create an opportunity for these films to be exposed to industry professionals and new audiences while encouraging the appreciation and support of independent cinema.


Jim Kammann (Founder); Sandi Anton (Co-Founder); Tom Anton (Founder); Tom Anton (Founder)


- Films that have played in Western North Carolina to a public audience are not eligible to be screened at ACF 20123 However, there can be exceptions, so email us if you have any question to your film's eligibility.

- Films completed after January 1, 2011 are eligible for submission.

- Any DVDs and material sent to ACF will not be returned.

- Please be sure to label the DVD with the title, contact information,
Withoutabox tracking number and run time.

- It is not required to send any additional materials, however if you wish, we
do accept press kits and posters.


The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The individual or corporation submitting this film additionally grants the Asheville Cinema Festival the right to one or more public screenings of the entry during the dates of November 7-10, 2014.

Asheville Cinema Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Asheville Cinema Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.