ALL FILMS GET A FREE HOTEL ROOM DURING THE FESTIVAL- Shorts, Features, Docs - ALL FILMS! We know how hard filmmakers work to create their projects that our audiences love, so we want to make sure our filmmakers can attend the festival to interact with the audience during the weekend. We've done it since year one and we're adding even more perks each year.

The Adirondack Film Festival screens over 100 films in one weekend to thousands of viewers annually. The festival features panel discussions, a free family series, multiple parties & special events, and a selection of indie and studio feature length and short films of all kinds and genres with an emphasis on diversity, all taking place on 7 screens in downtown Glens Falls. With all locations in walking distance in the middle of a charming city surrounded by restaurants, mountains, parks, and shopping... And, again, All AFF filmmakers receive a complimentary hotel room! #LBGTQIA #FemaleFilmmakers #POCFilmmakers #ALLAREWELCOME

The film festival is operated by the Adirondack Theatre Festival – a nationally renowned company in its 23rd 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.

All students are eligible to submit in the student section at the reduced rate, just simply upload your valid student ID to FilmFreeway or send it in an email to Programming Director, Jessica Levandoski jessicamendel@gmail.com

In order to be eligible for the Stage to Screen category your project must be based off of a theatrical play or a work in progress production. Original content or proof of permission must be provided upon acceptance.

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

ADKFF does not provide screening fees for films in competition.

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.

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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.

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  • Stavit Allweis

    This festival blew our socks off. Can't imagine a better place to be while the leaves are turning and the winds are picking up. The community is appreciative and involved, the organizers know their stuff, both technically and artistically, and the atmosphere is warm and unpretentious.

    October 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Wow. Such amazing feedback. Thank you Stavit, and please thank your actress, Elie for attending too. Our audience loved interacting with the "Amazing Actress from Cooking with Connie" - we all heard this time and time again. Thank you for sharing your brilliant vision with us, we are holding our breath to see what you create next. So glad you felt warm with us!

  • Everything about AFF was spot on. It felt like a filmmakers vacation and never once like work, even though I networked in the most comfortable way! The first block of films I saw I thought to myself, “I am so proud my film is in a league with these people!” I have already told everyone I know to submit their films to this festival. You should too! You won’t be disappointed by anything, except that it ends!

    October 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Yay! Anna! Thank you so much! If your colleagues are anything like you we can't wait to meet them. So glad you had a good time with us and that work didn't feel like work....that's the dream right? Looking forward to seeing future projects from you. Thank you for this note!

  • Aaron Wertheimer

    A wonderful festival, well-organized, nice venues, fun parties, and accommodating to filmmakers. They provide a hotel room with a nice swag bag to boot. Definitely worth a submission. The screenings are very well attended - they do a great job of promoting the festival, the residents of this charming town truly love the fest and will stop you on the street to excitedly chat about your film. It's pretty cool.

    October 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Congrats on your win Aaron, and for the Amazing fest run you've had with 'Skippers'! Thank you for sharing your work with our audience, and for bringing your lovely wife and baby along with you to screenings so that audiences can see that filmmakers are people too! haha! Thanks so much and enjoy your family and please send us any future projects. Cheers!

  • Sally Eckhoff

    This was my first big filmfest anf right away I met people whose work was extraordinary. The lodging was super great, so I spent time with the other filmmakers and got to know them a little bit. Saw some outrageous work. I had a blast. These people did a wonderful job and exploring the city was a real treat.

    October 2018
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    Response from festival:

    You're so groovy Sally, thanks for these kind words. We can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeve next...maybe more non-music, music videos, hmm?

  • Pulkit Datta

    I really love this festival! It's run by a passionate and super awesome team of people, who pay close attention to every detail. At the core of their mission is to take care of their filmmakers, which translates into a warm and welcoming environment and a fun festival experience. The local audience of Glens Falls is also very loyal and supportive - I've had lots of great conversations with folks who've stopped me on the street or right after our screenings. The films are a great mix - with fun titles for every shorts block - and it's a great place to meet and connect with filmmakers. Definitely recommend this festival!

    October 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Yay!!! Thank you Pulkit! You've introduced us to so many talented filmmakers, keep producing the high quality work you do, we can't imagine a fest without you now! Thanks for the high praise, we know you've seen a lot of fests!