SHort FILM SUBMISSIONS

Call for Entries Albany FilmFest 2020 opens May 15

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Earlybird deadline: September 8, 2019

Regular deadline: September 28, 2019

Late deadline: October 18, 2019

Extended deadline: November 7, 2019

We take your films seriously: Our selection and programming team watches every film that is submitted before sending finalists on to our judges. We’re interested in your vision — creative, original, and independent. Show us a story we’ve never seen before! Albany FilmFest proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world's best online submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more. Click to submit with FilmFreeway

 
 
 

Digital submissions only. Submit now through FilmFreeway.

Only films submitted through this process will be eligible for cash awards. 


Submission Categories

NARRATIVE SHORT

NARRATIVE SHORT

Comedy, drama, horror, sci-fi, mockumentary . . . Narrative films of virtually any genre qualify for this category. No music videos. Films must be no longer than 45 minutes.

 

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Nonfiction films on any topic. Films must be no longer than 45 minutes.

 

ANIMATED SHORT

ANIMATED SHORT

All animation techniques, styles, genres, and subject matter qualify for this category. Films must be no longer than 45 minutes.

 

TINY MOVIE

TINY MOVIE

Any genre. Web shows are accepted but will be judged according to the parameters of this category. Films must be no longer than 3 minutes.

 

MY OWN

PRIVATE ALBANY

MY OWN PRIVATE ALBANY

It’s the Albany FilmFest, so show us how you see Albany! People, places, your own experiences . . . All genres are acceptable in this category. Films must be no longer than 45 minutes.

 

YOUTH 6-12

YOUTH, 6-12

A film in any of the above categories. You will be judged with your peers. NOTE: Filmmakers must be between the ages of 6 and 12. (30 minutes or less for all short films, 3 minutes or less for Tiny Movies)

 

YOUTH 13-17

(OR HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR)

YOUTH 13-17 (OR HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR)

A film in any of the above categories. You will be judged with your peers. NOTE: Filmmakers must be between the ages of 13 and 17, or high school senior.(30 minutes or less for all short films, 3 minutes or less for Tiny Movies)