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.
|Works that strive to expand the formal and content boundaries of motion picture arts, and that express personal involvement with the medium. Generally works submitted into this category are non-narrative.
|Works that utilize nonfiction material to construct a story, an argument, and/or a statement about the real world. The total running time for a documentary short is no longer than 40 minutes.
|Works that tell a fictional story. Narrative shorts must have a running time of 40 minutes, or less.
|Works that utilize nonfiction material to construct a story, an argument, and/or a statement about the real world. The total running time for a documentary feature is a minimum of 40 minutes.
|Works that tell a fictional story. Narrative features must have a running time of 40 minutes, or more.
|Works, of any length, that utilize animation techniques, including but not limited to: traditional drawing, stop-motion, computer animation, and other technical processes for generating non-live-action films.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Athens International Film and Video Festival's purpose is to celebrate independent and alternative motion picture arts. This entails a commitment to: educating our regional audiences about the cinematic arts; and supporting, through presentation, the work of artists from around the globe.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Athens International Film and Video Festival started in 1974, has continuously since then maintained a vision and identity that celebrates avant-garde, independent, alternative, and world media, from 35mm feature films, 16mm films, video, and now digital media and interactive installations.
We are located in rural southeast Ohio, and often take advantage of our beautiful location to sponsor outdoor screenings and media events.
Our competition for independent media artists includes a broad diversity of artists, genres, and approaches. Prizes are determined by jurors consisting of guest artists, and other professionals in the field.
We are an Academy Qualifying Festival in the short narrative, animated short, and experimental film categories.
The Athens International Film and Video Festival also sponsors guest artists screenings, that often include workshops and additional opportunities for artists to meet with audience members and students.
Our Festival also includes a Feature Film Showcase, highlighting the latest in global cinema.
David Colagiovanni (Director); David Colagiovanni (Festival Director); David Colagiovanni (Festival Director); David Colagiovanni (Festival Director)
For Ohio based students who would like to submit for free please print/send our online pdf entry form at: http://athensfilmfest.org/submit/
Because of the number of entries received, not all entries are chosen to screen during the Festival. A prescreening committee, comprised of filmmakers, videomakers, and other artists associated with the Athens Center for Film and Video, will watch and evaluate each entry to determine which works are selected for screening during the Festival.
Entries that have been submitted to previous Athens International Film and Video Festivals are not eligible.
All works that evidence a high regard for artistic innovation, sensitivity to content, and personal involvement with the medium will be welcomed.
Please check DVD submissions to make sure they will play on standard playback machines. Please do not affix any paper label directly to the DVD disc. Please write the title and WAB control number directly on the DVD and/or include it in any correspondence with our staff.
You may in your cover letter provide a secure VIMEO or Youtube link as another format for preview. Other file types that are playable on mac computers are accepted on CD/DVD or Flash drives and can be mailed to our address:
Athens International Film + Video Festival
P. O. Box 388
Athens, OH 45701
* Please note- we do not accept prescreening materials through email and are unable to download files from sharing services. Prescreening materials that are mailed to us are not returned unless a self addressed and stamped envelope is included.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
An entrant must accept our prescreening process; in order to have submission materials returned to the maker, a prepaid shipping method must be identified and/or included with entry materials.
Entries must be original works.
Athens International Film + Video Festival (Ohio) is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.
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 undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Athens International Film + Video Festival (Ohio) 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.