Around International Film Festival // Amsterdam Official Selections✈

Monthly Selection with Annual Independent event for all Feature & Short Films, Documentaries, Experimental, Commercial, Music Videos, Animations, Student Films, Series, TV, and New Media. Every month, the international community awards the creations to serve ARFF International Official Laurel and evaluates in advance all to participate in the annual Award Ceremony.

The Around International Film Festivals have numerous network & board members from Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney Plus, and associated platforms mentioned at the end of the listing page. All the ARFF International Editions are the Official IMDb Award Listing Qualifiers. Monthly Selections may share their nominees on IMDb.

It's also possible to submit additionally on the other editions of ARFF to have more
chances in the yearly competition:

ARFF Paris ✈
ARFF Barcelona ✈
ARFF Berlin ✈ International Awards

All selected participants receive our ‘’Official Selection'' Laurel every month.
Yearly Finalists are showcased to be promoted in 4 ARFF Cities during the entire year.

The same film can be submitted on different sections and the different cities of ARFF International to have more opportunities at the International Award Event and to get the customized laurels from ARFF Berlin ✈ ARFF Paris ✈ ARFF Amsterdam

It is possible to order Official Certificates after getting selected for the Monthly Editions. Annual Awards & Certificates will be announced individually.

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

2. Around International Film Festival Editions have two phases of elimination system as monthly and yearly. Our staff & judges have 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 without consent. Also, we only screen your film with notification at the end of the year. ARFF International has access to online data shared through FilmFreeway and other channels. Yearly selected filmmakers, will be informed in advance about the annual (online) events.

4. If your creation has the potential for a collaboration opportunity, Around Films Collective keeps the right to make previews with 3rd parties. 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'' participants do not have any privilege and selection guarantee in competition. The Festival will inform you in advance if your film is selected for the yearly events. Following up with the Yearly Shortlist is the filmmakers' responsibility.

6. By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own all the rights of the film and accept all the Rules&Terms. The submitter is responsible to provide the correct data on FilmFreeway in each section about the film and the team. If the submitter may be proceeding with an IMDb contribution as a Monthly Selection, stating the month on the Official Selection status is a must. Only the annual Winners have a right to mention 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 and also to change the event destination up to the global circumstances. Until further notice, all the ARFF film screenings will take place online, optionally with an in-person network event. The same film can be submitted in different sections to have more opportunities.

8. Festival has the right to download for using snippets, sequences, still images from the submitted material with music&sound to share on print, social media, and the website. Also to share the IMDb data of the associated industry members. ARFF International has the right to shortlist your film automatically for screening. Thus, no film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its participation has been publicized. Non- responsive filmmakers have to cover the commutation fee due to the festival's full rental expenses individually. In case of a live screening, sessions and the fees will be determined between the Venue and the Festival. The filmmaker is responsible to follow up, with the e-mail data has given on FilmFreeway also has to contact the festival in advance, in case of any change. If you haven't heard from us after your Official Selection, it means that your creation remains as a monthly selection.

9. Festival does not offer any refund through withdrawal or the movies haven’t been selected for the monthly/yearly editions, mistaken certificate/ticket/spotlight orders, and the cancelled event due to local and global circumstances. Priority Submissions or Now Submitting Invitations do not have any guarantee to be selected. ARFF International keeps the right to disqualify the film in case of unresponsive emails for the (online) screening, violating messages or comments against the Rules&Terms and it will be followed up with legal action. Monthly Selections, Honorable Mention, Finalist & Semi-Finalist filmmakers may order Official Certificates, optionally. Festival does not offer Free Submissions, Fee Waiver formerly.

10. Music video and Animation works have 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. Best Trailer categories may be out of the yearly competition, due to the program caused by the current circumstances.
Thank you for sharing your unique creation and being a part of our network.

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*See you Around & Fest Regards.

Overall Rating
  • Alexander Senicki

    Kudos to the staff and judges for their cutting edge vision and supporting independent film making! We look forward to submitting part two of our movie in the future.

    October 2022
  • Christian Schiesser

    THANK YOU ARFF!! It was a pleasure to join your festival! I'm happy that our movie "JAKOB & MARIA" became part of 2022 ARFF Amsterdam International Awards - THANK YOU!!

    October 2022
  • Pasi Sauna-aho

    Thank you ARFF Amsterdam crew and the judges for an awesome event! And congratulations to all nominees and winners!

    October 2022
  • Juan Chavez

    Our deepest feelings of gratitude to the ARFF Amsterdam team and the judges for awarding our documentary, our message, an Honourable Mention Award. Our family feels joy and deep gratitude as we have been able to resonate with the ARFF team. It has been a wonderful experience to share Simon's documentary at this festival. We wish the best in all future festivals.

    October 2022
  • Nick Bekos

    Thank you so much for selecting Mark The Great as a semi-finalist! It was an honor for my project and the seminar I attended!

    October 2022