⭐ Testimonials

πŸ’­ "The AFIN Festival just honoured me with a best actress award for playing Annie in South of Heaven…probably the most wonderful experience I’ve ever had making a character come to life. Thank you AFIN, I guess it just goes to show that joy in what you do shines through."
- Evangeline Lilly (Actress - South Of Heaven, Lost, Ant-Man, Avengers: Endgame)

πŸ’­ "Our film had such a wonderful time at the AFIN festival this year. There was constant communication and we had a great experience overall."
- Laura Vandervoort (Actress - The Handmaid's Tale, Smallville, Bitten, V, Producer, Writer)

πŸ’­ "Such a great festival!"
- Neil Marshall (Director - Game of Thrones, The Reckoning, The Descent, Hellboy)

πŸ’­ "Outstanding communication, commitment to the arts and an all round professional team. The quality of films and the manner in which they are presented and judged is outstanding. The festival's awards night offers a top-notch experience for both indie and professional film makers. This is a highly recommended festival."
- Natalia Cricri (Director - Two Dollars, Actress - Streets of Colour)

πŸ’­ "This is one of the best festivals, ever. Great communication and we had to compete with the best films in the world, highly competitive, If you are looking for great exposure and completion, this is the right festival."
- Deepak Reddy (Director - Manasanamaha)

πŸ’­ "The communication was amazing! Highly recommending this festival, as they are very professional and also extremely well organized."
- Katrina Grey (Director - Daytime Nightmare)

⭐ AFIN (All-Inclusive Film International Network) International Film Festival is your gateway to a global celebration of cinematic excellence, uniting emerging and established filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world.
(www.afinfestival.com)

πŸŽ₯ AFIN International Film Festival Mission Statement

At AFIN International Film Festival, we proudly stand as a beacon of cinematic celebration, embracing a truly diverse and inclusive spectrum of all voices and stories from across the globe. Our mission is rooted in the unwavering belief that storytelling knows no boundaries, and excellence is not confined to privilege or prestige.

🌏 A Truly Inclusive Community:
We champion true inclusivity as the heart of our festival. Everyoneβ€”be it Hollywood A-listers, independent creators, emerging talents, students, or any storyteller passionate about their craftβ€”is not just welcomed but celebrated.

🌐 Global Collaboration:
We serve as a bridge, bringing together Australian filmmakers with their counterparts worldwide. AFIN is a vibrant meeting ground where cultures converge, creativity knows no borders, and filmmakers connect beyond geographical constraints.

🎬 Recognizing Excellence Beyond Constraints:
Our commitment extends beyond the glitz and glamour; it delves into the essence of storytelling. AFIN's selection process focuses on artistic value, originality, and globally distributable appeal, acknowledging that excellence in execution prevails regardless of background, experience, or budget constraints.

πŸ’‘ AFIN Values:

βœ… Innovation and Exploration: We nurture innovation and exploration in filmmaking and storytelling.
βœ… Networking Opportunities: We provide a platform for local and international filmmakers and screenwriters to connect with agents and distributors.
βœ… Cultural Exchange: AFIN thrives on fostering cultural exchange through cinematic experiences.
βœ… Inclusive Selection Criteria: We choose films based on artistic value, originality, global appeal, production quality, and narrative content, ensuring a fair and unbiased selection process.
βœ… Recognition for All: AFIN recognizes engaging, thought-provoking films and screenplays, valuing each project equally with the best of the best.

πŸŽ₯ Acceptance Beyond Formats:
Our doors are open to various creative formsβ€”short films, web series, feature films, documentaries, music videos, screenplays, animated films. AFIN provides the space where creativity flourishes, and every voice finds its resonance.

🌟 AFIN Festival: Where Excellence Meets Inclusivity and the World Comes Together in Celebration of Film.

⭐ Why Submit to AFIN International Film Festival:

βœ… Premier International Recognition:
AFIN is swiftly becoming a leading international film festival in Australia.

βœ… Industry Support during Cost-of-Living Crisis:
Enjoy a 30% reduction in submission fees for 2024, supporting filmmakers and screenwriters during challenging times.

βœ… Diverse Submission Categories:
Submit across various categories, including short films, feature films, documentaries, music videos, animated films, student films, and short/long screenplays.

βœ… Inclusive Embrace, qualifying for all applicable awards :

LGBTQIA+: We warmly invite submissions that celebrate diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.
Multicultural: Embrace the rich tapestry of cultures worldwide - share your stories with us.
First Nations: AFIN welcomes the unique voices and narratives of First Nations storytellers.
Locally Made Projects: Highlight the beauty of your local stories - submissions from your community are valued.

βœ… Artistic Excellence: Meticulously selected entries based on artistic value, originality, global appeal, production quality, and compelling narratives.

βœ… IMDb Qualification:
AFIN is officially IMDb qualifying, elevating your film's credibility and visibility.

βœ… Prestigious Live Events:
Engage in red carpet sophistication, networking, and live entertainment.
Global nominees benefit from a world-class live stream.

βœ… Valuable Feedback Option:
Opt for valuable insights and scoring feedback through our optional feedback add-on.

βœ… Live Screenings and Red-Carpet Awards:
Experience live screenings and red-carpet awards for exposure and networking.

βœ… Single Low Entry Fee for Multiple Awards:
Maximize recognition potential with a single-entry fee qualifying for multiple awards.

βœ… Professionalism and Outstanding Communication:
Praise for AFIN's outstanding communication and commitment to the arts.

βœ… Inclusive Development: Committed to aiding filmmakers' development regardless of nationality or experience level, fostering worldwide cultural exchange.

βœ… Engagement & Innovation: Recognizing films and screenplays for their engagement, thought-provoking content, and innovation.

βœ… Networking Opportunities:
A global event fostering connections with local, interstate, and international filmmakers, screenwriters, agents, and distributors.

βœ… Support for Filmmakers and Screenwriters Regardless of Experience:
Encouraging filmmakers of all nationalities and experience levels.

βœ… Recognizing Engaging, Thought-Provoking Films and Screenplays:
AFIN values and recognizes innovative films and screenplays regardless of budget constraints.

βœ… Transparent Award Selection Process:
Detailed information on the award selection process ensures transparency.

βœ… Generous Prize Pool:
Crystal trophies, subscriptions, and exposure opportunities through partner festivals.

βœ… AI Inclusion and Fair Competition:
Recognition of AI's role while maintaining fair competition based on standard criteria.

βœ… Clear Eligibility Criteria:
Clearly outlined eligibility criteria ensure fairness and compliance.

βœ… Budget Consideration: Celebrating high production values while understanding and considering budget constraints.

βœ… Commitment to Ethical Filmmaking:
AFIN's dedication to ethical filmmaking against libel, defamation, or cultural offenses.

βœ… Constant Evolution and Adaptation:
Rules and terms evolve, reflecting AFIN's commitment to the dynamic film industry landscape.

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πŸ† AWARD WINNERS, NOMINEES, FINALISTS, AND HONORABLE MENTIONS
2023: https://www.afinfestival.com/2023-results

More about our statuses and what they mean can be found in our FAQs: https://www.afinfestival.com/faqs

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⭐ FEEDBACK / SHARED SCORING & INSIGHTS

Every entry can choose to add on feedback (Scoring insights and high-level comments)

We also, where appropriate, share comments from our judges. Please note, we do not accept arguments against our decisions, these insights are anonymized, and any direct approaching of our adjudicators to argue or cause any disruption is not allowed.

Feedback for projects will not be provided until a finalised status is achieved (as far as that project can go), and as soon as it is able to be processed.

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⭐MEET OUR JUDGING TEAM - Quick info (Full biographies : https://www.afinfestival.com/afin-team)

πŸŽ₯ Peter Koevari - Festival Director & Adjudicator
* Accomplished screenwriter, director, and producer from Australia.
* Notable works include the critically acclaimed "3" (2022) and the upcoming films "Quantum Ride" and "Lucky Devil."
* Academy director of FilmLab Academy and festival director of AFIN International.

πŸŽ₯ Steve Coates - Adjudicator
* Well over a decade of experience crafting intriguing and compelling stories.
* A go-to screenwriter for producers, in-demand as a story consultant.
* Immersed himself in literature, fostering a love for mystery and adventure.
* Latest feature, "Poker Face," released in 2022, was Stan's best-performing film for the year.
* His 2012 genre-bending feature 'John Doe: Vigilante' has a cult following and is used in university curriculums globally.

πŸŽ₯ Jennifer Scott - Adjudicator
* Award-winning p.g.a. Producer, Actress, and Writer from the USA.
* Founder of Open Eyes Productions, L.L.C.

πŸŽ₯ Andrew Conder - Adjudicator
* Cinematographer, Camera, and Producer from Australia.
* Director of Photography for eight Australian feature films.

πŸŽ₯ Justin Hill - Adjudicator
* Entertainment Reporter, Host, and Film Expert from Australia.
* Hosted Hayu's first original series during World Pride in 2023.

πŸŽ₯ Tim Alexander - Adjudicator
* Fight Choreographer and Actor from Australia.
* Asia Pacific's foremost expert in hand-to-hand combat for the International Krav Maga Federation.

πŸŽ₯ Damien Leith - Adjudicator
* Multi-talented artist, including Singer, Songwriter, Producer, * Author, and TV/Radio Personality from Australia.
* Winner of Australian Idol in 2006.

πŸŽ₯ R J Redl - Adjudicator
* Producer, Director, Writer, Editor, and Cinematographer from Australia.
* Captivating audiences since 2010 as a freelance film reviewer.

πŸŽ₯ Kyle Goldfinch - Adjudicator
* Creative Producer from Australia.
* Engaged in LGBTQIA+ screen space, involved in festivals like Mardi Gras Film Festival and Queer Screen Film Fest.

πŸŽ₯ Glen Collins - Adjudicator
* Producer, Director, Actor, Writer, and Editor from Australia.
* Joined AFIN International Film Festival as an adjudicating member in 2021.

πŸŽ₯ Tim Clough - Adjudicator
* Director and Editor from Australia.
* Received three annual awards and two nominations for his self-funded feature documentary.

πŸŽ₯ Vicky Wanless - Adjudicator (Festival Operations Manager)
* Actress, Producer, and Director from Brisbane, Australia.
* Award-winning shorts include "Ripples" and AACTA-nominated "Once Upon A Midnight."

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⭐ ENTRY AND CONSIDERATION FOR AWARDS / AWARD CATEGORIES

AFIN aims to provide a platform for filmmakers and writers to be seen and heard as best as possible, without making them choose specific award categories for entry.

With this goal, each project only needs to be submitted for one category. With each submission, the project will be considered for several awards. All of this happens with a very affordable price.

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⭐ SELECTION PROCESS/ SCREENING SELECTION

More about our selections, screenings, and how we work can be found in our FAQs: https://www.afinfestival.com/faqs

πŸ”— MEET AFIN TEAM: https://www.afinfestival.com/afin-team

πŸ”— FAQs: https://www.afinfestival.com/faqs

πŸ’Ž PARTNERS, SUPPORTERS, SPONSORS: (SUBJECT TO UPDATES)

We are proudly associated, sponsored, and partnered with many brands and institutions, including:

GP2 Entertainment
Redbox Events
Final Draft
Coverfly
BlackMagic Design
Area-51 / Alien Night Market
Razer
Nomie
SunPAC
Inktip
iPitch TV
The Poppy Jasper International Film Festival (Premier Partner)

AFIN Logo Video Intro graphics designed by Jack Absolom

2024 AFIN Awards Lineup

πŸ† Partner Festival Opportunity:

5 WINNERS will be awarded a full waiver entry code for The Poppy Jasper International Film Festival in California, USA.

πŸ₯‡ BEST FEATURE FILM (Up to 5 nominees) - (Narrative/Scripted Feature Films Only)
Crystal Trophy, Final Draft 13 License, iPitch.TV 3 Months Subscription,

🎬 BEST DIRECTOR (Up to 5 nominees) - (Narrative/Scripted)
Crystal Trophy, Final Draft 13 License, iPitch.TV 3 Months Subscription.

🎍 BEST PRODUCED SCREENPLAY (Up to 5 nominees) - (Narrative/Scripted - Produced Project)
Crystal Trophy, Final Draft 13 License, iPitch.TV 3 Months Subscription.

πŸ™β€β™€οΈ BEST EMERGING FEMALE DIRECTOR (Up to 5 nominees) - (Narrative/Scripted)
Crystal Trophy, Final Draft 13 License, 4-month InkTip Pro Membership, iPitch.TV 3 Months Subscription.

πŸ™Žβ€β™‚οΈ BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE (Up to 6 nominees)
Crystal Trophy, Final Draft 13 License, iPitch.TV 3 Month Subscription.

πŸ™β€β™€οΈ BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE (Up to 6 nominees)
Crystal Trophy, iPitch.TV 3 Month Subscription.

πŸ™Žβ€β™‚οΈ BEST AUSTRALIAN LEAD PERFORMANCE (Up to 6 nominees)
Crystal Trophy, Final Draft 13 License, iPitch.TV 3 Month Subscription.

πŸ™β€β™€οΈ BEST AUSTRALIAN SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE (Up to 6 nominees)
Crystal Trophy, iPitch.TV 3 Month Subscription.

πŸ₯‡ BEST AUSTRALIAN FILM (Up to 5 nominees) - (Narrative/Scripted - Live Action)
Crystal Trophy, Final Draft 13 License, iPitch.TV 3 Months Subscription.

πŸ₯‡ BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM (Up to 5 nominees) - (Narrative/Scripted - Excluding student films)
Crystal Trophy, Final Draft 13 License, iPitch.TV 3 Month Subscription.

🎨 BEST ANIMATED FILM (Up to 5 nominees)
Crystal Trophy, iPitch.TV 3 Month Subscription.

πŸ† BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE (Up to 5 nominees)
Crystal Trophy, iPitch.TV 3 Months Subscription.

πŸ† BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT (Up to 5 nominees)
Crystal Trophy, iPitch.TV 3 Month Subscription.

πŸ† BEST STUDENT FILM (Up to 5 nominees)
Crystal Trophy, Final Draft 13 License, DaVinci Resolve Studio license, iPitch.TV 3 Month Subscription.

🎼 BEST MUSIC VIDEO (Up to 5 nominees)
Crystal Trophy, iPitch.TV 3 Month Subscription.

πŸ† BEST FILM EDITING (Up to 5 nominees)
Crystal Trophy, 4-month InkTip Pro Membership, iPitch.TV 3 Month Subscription.

πŸŽ₯ BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (Up to 5 nominees)
Crystal Trophy, iPitch.TV 3 Month Subscription.

🎡 BEST SOUND (Up to 5 nominees)
Crystal Trophy, iPitch.TV 3 Month Subscription.

🎡 BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (Up to 5 nominees)
Crystal Trophy, iPitch.TV 3 Month Subscription.

πŸ’₯ BEST VISUAL EFFECTS (Up to 5 nominees) - (Narrative/Scripted/Documentary/Music Video)
Crystal Trophy, iPitch.TV 3 Month Subscription.

πŸ“ BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY (Up to 5 nominees)
Crystal Trophy, Final Draft 13 License, 4-month InkTip Pro Membership, iPitch.TV 3 Months Subscription.

πŸ“ BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY (Up to 5 nominees)
Crystal Trophy, Final Draft 13 License, iPitch.TV 3 Month Subscription.

πŸ† BEST COSTUME DESIGN (Up to 5 nominees) - (Narrative/Scripted/Music Video)
Crystal Trophy, iPitch.TV 3 Month Subscription.

πŸ† BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN (Up to 5 nominees) - (Narrative/Scripted/Music Video)
Crystal Trophy, iPitch.TV 3 Month Subscription.

NOTE: In the case of a project winning in multiple categories with duplicate prizes (excluding cash and trophies), only one of that prize will be awarded, and the duplicate prize(s) will be re-allocated at the festival's discretion.

INKTIP: Winners will receive a 4-month InkTip Pro Membership. As an InkTip Pro Member, thousands of filmmakers can find and read your scripts, and you'll be able to pitch directly to production companies every week. With over 3,000 options and 400 movies made, InkTip is the place for independent film

⭐ Eligibility / Premieres

1 - Timeframe: Films and Screenplays must have been produced in the last 4 years - Currently from 2019
2 - Previous Submissions: Projects entered in previous AFIN seasons cannot be resubmitted, unless it has had significant work/changes since.
3 - Submission Readiness: Only finalized films and screenplays are accepted. No rough cuts or works in progress. Projects must be ready for judging at the time of submission.
4 - Online Availability: Films (excluding Music Videos and Web Series) must not be publicly available for free online until after the festival. Distribution on paid platforms (e.g., Amazon Prime, Netflix) is acceptable.
5 - Language Requirement: All submissions must be in English or include English subtitles.
6 - Screening Subtitles: Selected films not in English must provide burned-in English subtitles for screening.
7 - Student films - For a film to be submitted in a student category, a valid student ID must be attached to the film's project page for the submission not to be disqualified (no refunds are provided for disqualified entries) - Please attach a photo of the real Student ID in "Files & Attachments" in your project
8 - We do not have a Premiere requirement to be able to submit to AFIN, achieve results, and to be considered for screening. We do, however, prioritise films when programming screeners, based on many factors. This also includes the potential for a film to be a screening premiere. In order of priority, we rank a screening premiere as World, Australia, and Queensland.

⭐ AI (Artificial Intelligence) Inclusion and Fair Competition

AFIN International Film Festival recognizes the evolving landscape of filmmaking, including the increasing utilization of artificial intelligence (AI) in various creative processes. While we neither encourage nor discourage the use of AI, we strive to maintain a fair and inclusive competition.

Filmmakers are welcome to employ AI for aspects such as VFX, planning, and other creative processes. However, projects made entirely by AI would not qualify for any awards, or if only aspects were created solely by AI, then those aspects will not be eligible for consideration in the competitive category where that AI-created content relates. This ensures that human creativity and craftsmanship remain at the forefront of our awards.

Rest assured that so long as a project is not entirely created by AI, any aspect of your project not generated entirely by AI, will be considered for competition based on our standard evaluation criteria.

⭐ Conditions of Entry

By submitting your project to AFIN International Film Festival, you agree:

1 - Accuracy: All information provided is true and accurate.
2 - Copyright Responsibility: You have obtained all necessary copyright and any relevant permissions for your film/screenplay. Entrants warrant their film does not breach any of the intellectual rights, or any other rights, of any other person.
3 - Indemnification: Entrants will fully indemnify AFIN International Film Festival, of any costs, loss, expenses, damages, libel, defamation, invasion of privacy liability, and breach of contract, whether direct or indirect, arising out of a claim by a third party or another party.
4 - AFIN will not be held responsible for any copyright issues or infringements, and will not be responsible for damaged, lost, misdirected or unusable content for screening.
5 - You will advise AFIN (if your film has been submitted), if you become aware of any potential claims against the Film.
6 -Promotion: AFIN reserves the right to promote your film on the website and social media, using a maximum of 20% of the film in promotional videos. Promoting your entry requires enough key art and information in the project page, and is not guaranteed, although we endeavour to promote as many entries as possible.
7 - Withdrawal: AFIN may withdraw a film if entry conditions are not met.
8 - In the event of cash prize allocations: Transfers are through PayPal, and sent in AUD. The conversion from Australian dollars to any other currency will be undertaken by PayPal, with the recipient responsible for any associated fees by PayPal or the bank.
9 - In the event of non-cash prize allocation: Winners who attend the awards night can receive their Trophies in person. Some prizes may be limited by location, and are transferable. Other prizes may be restricted in your state or country. The submitted bears the responsibility of dealing with any such restrictions, but AFIN festival can work with the submitter on re-allocation of prizes if required. If you are completely unable to accept a prize, or re-allocate it and options are exhausted, AFIN festival reserves the right to re-allocate the prize.
10 - AFIN will not accept physical format screeners. Please submit through FilmFreeway only. If selected to screen, you must be able to provide a digital copy in at least HD. 2K and 4K are acceptable. For feature-length films, screenings may only require a digital copy, however in the event of DCP requirements for cinemas, we expect DCP delivery, and in plenty of time for testing.
11 - Submission fees are paid in AUD exclusively through FilmFreeway. Submission fees are not refundable.
12 - Screener Link Maintenance: Submitters must maintain screener links and passwords.
13 - It is up to the entrant to read the Terms and Conditions and Eligibility requirements of entry and if at any point a film is no longer eligible, there will be no refund of fees.
14. AFIN is unable to extend deadlines by request, but reserves the right to adjust deadlines if required for the festival.
15 . We DO NOT ENTERTAIN EMAIL REQUESTS TO WAIVE SUBMISSION FEES. Please do not email us with requests.
16. Any costs associated with entering a film are to be paid by the submitter.

πŸ† Awards Shipping Policy:

We take pride in celebrating the remarkable achievements of filmmakers in our festival, and we want to ensure that the process of receiving your well-deserved award is as smooth as possible. Please read the following guidelines regarding awards shipping:

⭐ No Additional Charge for Awards:
We are pleased to inform you that there is no additional charge for the creation of the crystal award presented to winners. The cost of producing these prestigious awards is covered entirely by the festival.
⭐ Postage and Handling Fees:
While we do not charge for the awards, participants may be asked to cover postage and handling fees to facilitate the secure shipping of their trophies. These fees are designed to be reasonable and reflect the actual costs incurred.
⭐ Awards Ready for Live Events:
For participants who attend live events and have the honor of winning, rest assured that your awards will be ready for immediate presentation. We understand the significance of receiving your trophy in the moment of celebration and strive to make this experience as seamless and memorable as possible.
⭐ Pickup Options:
For participants who are local or can arrange to pick up their awards in person, we offer convenient pickup options. This not only provides a cost-effective alternative to shipping but also allows for a more personalized experience.
⭐ Hold Period:
Award winners have the option to hold their trophies from the previous festival year, following the festival. This flexibility is provided to accommodate various circumstances, including logistical challenges, scheduling conflicts, or any other reasons that may make immediate receipt difficult.
⭐ Communication:
We believe in clear and open communication. Participants will be informed of any potential postage and handling fees well in advance, allowing them to make informed decisions about how they would like to receive their awards.
⭐ Bulk Shipping Discounts:
In our commitment to efficiency and cost-effectiveness, we explore bulk shipping discounts to minimize overall shipping expenses. This helps us deliver your awards securely while ensuring that the associated costs remain reasonable.
⭐ Environmental Considerations:
We are mindful of our environmental impact. Efforts are made to optimize packaging for awards, balancing the need for secure transportation with a commitment to minimizing excess materials.

πŸŽ₯ Screening and Official Selection
1 - All submitted projects will be viewed by the AFIN Festival Adjudication Panel. Our process is clearly laid out in "Awards and Prizes", in detail.
2 - Films selected for screening must be received in appropriate screening format by an advised cutoff date by AFIN. Materials will be held until the end of the Festival. Appropriate screening formats will be discussed with the submitter directly.
3 - Submission does not guarantee selection, placing, awards, or screening acceptance into the festival. This includes if you have received any form of invitation to submit to the festival.
4 - Content that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, sexually, culturally or racially offensive will not be included. We do not accept anything which is made for the purpose to selling a product or services to audiences, even if it is a part of a film. Anything above an Australian Classification description of R, cannot be entered. A film under the threat of litigation, or facing litigation must not be entered. No refunds will be issued.
5 - AFIN does not make your film available online, anywhere, ever. We do not currently do a virtual online festival, and if we were to do so, we would advise submitters and seek permission prior.
6 - All official outcomes, selections, and placings are final and cannot be argued or negotiated.
7 - Content with poor production quality and execution (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD, poor or no colour grading/colouring, poor lighting, glaring mistakes, etc), would almost certainly become non-selections.
8 - Any content which sexualises children (documentaries on these topics are an exception), or which contains and shows extremely disturbing acts or graphic violence against children, will be disqualified/non-selections
8.5 - Submitting via an add-on only will result in disqualification.
9 - Films chosen to screen, must provide a copy of the film that is free of screener text and/or watermarks
10 - Our marketing of all entries is dependent on the submitter providing a poster/key artwork which also works as a film poster, and required information for us to make posts about their entry. These are not guaranteed, but where we are able, and we have enough art and information, we will absolutely promote your entry. Our posts on social media are a visual medium and this art is important to be considered.

πŸ’² Prizes and screening fees

1 - AFIN will not pay screening fees or licensing fees to suppliers/distributors for submitted films that are screened for festival-specific screening events. In the event that we offer wider theatrical distribution to a feature-length film, then those earnings are negotiated on a contractual level.
2 - Finalists, nominees and Winners will receive Festival Laurels and are able to request Digital Certificates.
3 - The prize pool is building over time and will be updated accordingly. The prize pool can be changed at any time, although this is rare. This tends to only occur due to matters outside of our control.

⭐ General
1 - By Submitting to AFIN, you are subscribing to our newsletter. You may unsubscribe at any point.
2 - The AFIN director reserves the right to make decisions about matters not provided by these rules
3 - Rules, terms, awards, and conditions are subject to change at the discretion of AFIN.

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  • Jean-Baptiste Canac

    Thank you AFIN Team for Awarding our lead the Best Australian Actress Award for her role in our short Film "Wendy & Vee", it's an honor. What an energy and effort spent pulling off this festival together by Peter and his crew. Stellar communication, flawless organisation, congrats to you and all the selected/awarded movies.

    January 2024
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your heartfelt words! We're thrilled to hear that you appreciated the effort put into AFIN International and are honoured to recognize the incredible talent showcased in "Wendy & Vee." Congratulations to your lead for winning the Best Australian Actress Award! We appreciate your acknowledgment of our team's energy, communication, and organization. It was a pleasure having your film be part of our festival. Wishing you continued success in your filmmaking journey!

  • Awesome experience. One of the best in Brisbane Australia

    November 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much! Really appreciate you taking the time to review us and glad you enjoyed our events!

  • This festival showcases some phenomenal work and it's made my Top 5 list of film festivals around the world.

    November 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Virginia! Appreciate your feedback and review, and looking forward to your future works being submitted

  • Udesh Chetty

    The AFIN team were absolutely incredible. Communication and organization were second to none. I am so proud that they selected my short film 'Red Gaia' for 2 awards - Best Animated Film and Best Sound!

    November 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Udesh! Really appreciate the feedback and we are very glad you enjoyed the festival! We would have definitely helped you further RE hospitality and networking, if only you were able to attend. Looking forward to seeing your future works

  • Outstanding communication, commitment to the arts and an all round professional team. The quality of films and the manner in which they are presented and judged is outstanding. The festival's awards night offers a top-notch experience for both indie and professional film makers. This is a highly recommended festival.

    November 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Natalia! Loved meeting you and your team too, and this level of feedback for us is so important and helps to keep us going. Big thank you!