How To Submit Your Film

The clock is ticking when it comes to submitting your film to the Alameda International Film Festival with submissions opening in January and will spanning until September 15. Our festival program is already studded with a variety of great films, but even then we know there’s a plethora of cinema we’ve yet to lay our eyes on. If you’re considering submitting your short or feature film to AIFF, follow these easy steps to get your work in front of our producers and, if all goes well, onto the big screen. And keep in mind the words of the great Wayne Gretzky, who once said, “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.”

Step 1: Head over to our page on Film Freeway.

Step 2: Once there, you’ll have to make a filmmaker account with Film Freeway if you don’t have one already.

Step 3: Submit your film. (Keep in mind there is a fee to submit to our film festival. You have until June 30 to pay the reduced “Earlybird” fee. The final deadline to submit is September 15.)

Step 4: Cross your fingers and hope for the best. We will notify you by October 2 regarding whether your film did or did not make the cut.

By following steps one, two, three and four, your film will be officially under review. Submitting is easy, it’s the time in between as you wait to hear if your film has been accepted that can be the most excruciating part of the process. But have patience, padawan, you shall know your fate when we announce the films we’ll be screening at this year’s Alameda International Film Festival.

No matter what happens, we hope to see you at #AIFF!

Good luck!


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