Around International Film Festival // Barcelona Official Selections ✈
Annual Independent event 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 Barcelona Official Laurel and evaluates in advance all for to participate in the yearly Award Ceremony.

We are @Cannes//Mipcom Oct.13th-17th & @Berlinale //EFM Feb.22th-26th
Feel free to say hi, for collaboration and distribution opportunities together.

All the ARFF International Editions are the Official IMDb Award Listing Qualifier. Monthly Selections may share their nominees on IMDb.

It's also possible to submit separately on the other editions of ARFF to have more
chance in the yearly competition:
ARFF Berlin ✈
https://filmfreeway.com/festival/AroundFilmFestival
ARFF Amsterdam ✈
https://filmfreeway.com/festival/ARFFAmsterdam
ARFF Paris ✈
https://filmfreeway.com/festival/ARFFParis

All selected participants receive our ‘’Official Selection'' Laurel every month.
All yearly Winners will be awarded with the ARFF International Trophy.

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 Amsterdam

It is possible to order Official Certificates after getting selected for the Monthly Editions.
Trophies will be presented to the Yearly Winners during the Award Event.

1. Official Selections will be announced on the 1st day of every month (CET time zone) 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 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. 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 invited for the local events to be certified and also for the Q&A Sessions.

4. If your creation has the potential for a collaboration opportunity such as; distribution, (co)production, or any commercial usage, Around Films 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'' participators do not have any privilege and selection guarantee in competition. Festival will inform 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 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 have 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 and also changing the event destination up to the global circumstances. 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. No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its participation has been publicized. During the festival, no participating film may be screened outside the festival venues prior to its official presentation at the festival. ARFF International has the right to shortlist your film automatically for screening, Non- responsive filmmakers have to cover the commutation payment due to the festival's full rental expense, stated on the Venue agreement. Screening sessions and fees are determined between the Venue and the Festival. The filmmaker is responsible to follow up, with the e-mail data has given on FilmFreeway and has to contact the festival in advance, in case of any confusion. 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 selected for the monthly/yearly editions, mistaken orders, and the canceled events 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 screening and due to violating messages or comments by e-mail on social media and will be followed up with legal action. Official Certificates are free for only the yearly selections. Monthly Selections has to order, optionally. Festival does not offer Free Submissions, Fee Waiver formerly. Repetitive questions will not be answered by our team.

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. ARFF International Mention and Best Trailer categories are out of the yearly competition.

InkTip Prize Package: Where producers go for scripts and writers.

Winners of the Package will receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.

Companies who are InkTip members include ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more.

Producers have made more than 375 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.

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

*See you Around*

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  • Darren Van Blois

    Great location for a one-day event, in a lively part of Barcelona. Attendance in 2019 was mostly the filmmakers themselves, which facilitating networking opportunities.

    September 2020
  • Fantastico! complimenti a tutti. Siamo molto onorati di essere in finale:-)

    May 2020
  • Toma Enache

    Great festival, high quality films and wonderful team! We are honored to be among the finalists!

    April 2020
  • Ven None

    As a winner of the best documentary let me say that ARFF fulfills all of my expectations from an international film festival. They also have great online support that is very quick and helpful. I wish all the festivals would be that well organized. I recommend ARFF to all out there.

    April 2020
  • Derrick Johnson

    It was an honor to have my and my team's film accepted into the ARFF International Film Festival and Awards. I highly recommend this festival.

    March 2020