Around International Film Festival // Amsterdam Official Selections✈
Annual Independent event with a live screening for all Feature, Shorts, Documentary, Experimental, Commercial, Music Video, Animations, Student Films, Series,TV and New Media. Every month, the international community awards the creations to serve ARFF Amsterdam Official Laurel and evaluates in advance all for to participate on the yearly 4 Screenings.

All the ARFF International Editions are the Official IMDb Award Listing Qualifier.
It's also possible to submit separately on the other editions of ARFF to have more
chance in the yearly competition:

ARFF Paris ✈
ARFF Barcelona ✈
ARFF Berlin ✈ International Awards

Goal of Around Film Festival is to provide homes to group of film enthusiasts who are committed in creating spaces for film industry and devoted to spreading of the knowledge of the modern visual art form to all interested for all around the globe to present it all on one single platform. Monthly Festival's library has some very remarkable award winning films from across the globe. Please be aware that all the Around International Film Festival Editions have two phase of elimination system as monthly and the yearly.

(Festival keeps the right to change the venue&dates till the Official Award Event.)

- Festival Program -

- Around Network meeting cocktail

- Short Cutz Selected Screening

- Selected Music Video & Animation Screenings

- After Party

All selected participants will get our ‘’Official Selection'' Laurel every month.

Also ARFF Amsterdam submitters have an exclusive chance to be screened on the
Annual Event at LAB 111 // Amsterdam

Same film can be submitted on different sections and the different cities of ARFF International to have more opportunity at the International Award Event and to get the customized laurels from ARFF Berlin ✈ ARFF Paris ✈ ARFF Barcelona

1.Winners and the Official Selections will be announced on the 1st day of every month and will be published on our official facebook page to serve the Official Laurels on the following days.

2. Our judges has an access to all films and they vote without sharing your work publicly.
Please be sure that you have the proper english subtitle on the trailer and the full movie.

3. ARFF International does not post the current creations online. Also, we only screen your film with notification in the end of the year. ARFF International has an access to online data shared through FilmFreeway and other channels.

4. If your creation has the potential for distribution, (co)production or any commercial usage, Around Films keeps the right to make previews with 3rd party. Still, the final action will be taken with the owner of the material here (submitter). And our team will contact you for confirmation through the possibilities. Previous yearly selections and the winner creations will be accessible with password protection in the safest way.

5. All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway or the other associated platforms with an online screener. Please don't send discs or any downloadable files to us. Accepted ''Project in the Spotlight'' participators does not have any privilege and selection guarantee in competition. Festival will be informing in advance, if your film is selected for the yearly screenings and if not, following up with the Yearly Shortlist is the filmmakers' responsibility.

6. By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film and accepting all the Rules&Terms. If you'll be making an IMDb contribution as a Monthly Selection, stating the month on the Official Selection status is a must. Only the yearly Finalists has a right to process it as Winner on the Around International Film Festival page.

7. Festival keeps the right of changing the section of the selected film from the section which is submitted. Same film can be submitted on different sections to have more opportunity.

8. Festival has the right for using snippets from the submitted material for promotional videos. If you haven't withdraw your film regarding to another screening in another festival during the year, ARFF International will have the right to shortlist your film in the program regarding to the final list, automatically without changes.

9. Festival does not offer any refund through withdrawal or the movies haven’t selected for the monthly / yearly editions and mistaken Certificate Orders. Priority Submissions or Now Submitting Invitations does not have any guarantee to be selected. ARFF International keeps the right to disqualify the film in the case of unresponsive mails for the screening and due to violating message or a comment on social media.

10. Music video and Animation works has the chance to be the winner of specified categories such as; Best Director, Best Cinematography, Jury Award, Globe Award. Please visit ARFF Paris & ARFF Barcelona Editions also to submit directly on the Music Video&Animation categories. ARFF International Mention and Best Trailer categories are out the yearly competition.

Thank you for sharing your unique creation and being a part of our network.

*See you Around*

Overall Rating
  • The ARFF Amsterdam Film Fest was such a great experience! The event organizers were super friendly and hospitable. The event was amazing! And the after party was a great opportunity to connect and talk with the other filmmakers from the festival. I'd recommend this event to all filmmakers!

    May 2018
  • Chris Roest

    Great experience (Amsterdam)! Very kind people and great communication! Proud I was able to be a part of it!

    May 2018
  • Love the ARFF festivals, good communication and great opportunity!

    May 2018
  • Joaquim Haickel

    We love to partake of this important and prestigious festival!

    May 2018