The Adirondack Film Festival features panel discussions, an art gallery filled with artwork inspired by the films, special events, and a selection of indie and studio feature length and short films of all kinds and genres with an emphasis on diversity. Surrounded by restaurants, mountains, parks, and shopping, all screening locations are in walking distance in the middle of the charming city of Glens Falls, NY.

The film festival is operated by the Adirondack Theatre Festival – a nationally renowned company in its 28th year of operation dedicated to developing new plays and musicals. The film festival presents a wide range of genres but one of its unique focuses is on films that have a connection to the theatre community.

The Adirondack Film Festival is the only film festival produced by a professional theatre company. In support of Adirondack Theatre Company's mission, the Adirondack Film Festival spotlights artists working in both film and theatre, as well as filmmakers from the Southern Adirondack region and filmmakers of Native and Indigenous descent. Adirondack Film Festival is located in downtown Glens Falls New York, on unceded land of the Mohawk of the Haudenosaunee and Mohican peoples.

BEST OF FEST: Audience choice
Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Music Video

Entries that have been submitted to previous Adirondack Film Festival are not eligible.

ADKFF does not provide screening fees for films in competition.

REFUND POLICY: 100% refund available during submission period and up to final notification date. Please contact us via email to request a full refund.

Because of the number of entries received, not all entries are chosen to screen during the Festival. A prescreening committee, comprised of filmmakers, videomakers, and other artists associated with the Adirondack Film Festival, will watch and evaluate each entry to determine which works are selected for screening during the Festival.

All works that showcase high artistic merit are welcome. This includes shorts, documentaries of all lengths, features and experimental (including web series and shorts.) Please take note of the category.

* Please note *
We do not accept mailed in screeners (please do not send DVDs, BLURAYs, or flash drives to our office).

We do not accept prescreening materials through email and are unable to download files from sharing services. Submissions are only accepted through our FilmFreeway or other online accounts.

An entrant must accept our prescreening process; Entries must be original works. Adirondack Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Adirondack Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

By submitting your film you agree (if selected) to let the Adirondack Film Festival screen your film during the festival and any subsequent "best of festival" screenings TBD following the selected calendar year, and up until the next festival date.

Overall Rating
  • Lisa Thomas

    I was a part of the Adirondack Film Festival this year and had a really wonderful time. I got the chance to meet some really great filmmakers at the networking events and got to see some really thoughtful and moving films. Look forward to attending again in the years to come.

    November 2021
  • Excellent festival! I look forward to participating again.

    October 2021
  • Even though I couldn't attend, I felt included virtually. I loved all the programming, including panels and a lovely awards program. The films were wonderful. Grateful to have been a part of this great festival.

    October 2021
  • I had a fantastic time attending this year's festival. ADKFF came highly recommended to me by another filmmaker and it did not disappoint. It had a fantastic line-up of films, fun events, and most importantly, is run by a team that clearly loves what they do in a town that supports and appreciate the arts. It was an honor to have my film be a part of this festival.

    October 2021
  • I am new to the film festival scene being a first time film maker and my experience even in Covid times was pure joy! Adirondack Film Festival went the extra mile for a truly special at home virtual festival experience. Surprise gift box, interviews, virtual cocktail hours, awards ceremony and more! Communication excelled and all around fantastic networking opportunities via zoom. My team and I are honored to have been a part and I look forward to submitting again in years to come.

    January 2021