We are excited to hold yet another film festival! This will be our fifth year running the Adrian International Film Festival (AF23).

This year, the festival will take place April 21-22, 2023!

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Each film accepted into the festival will receive “Official Entrant” laurel upon acceptance into the festival. The Judge's Choice in each category as well as the Audience Choice will be awarded “Category Winner” laurel for the category in which they received the consideration.


1. Film must have been completed after January 2020.

2. There are no premiere status requirements.

3. Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images and content in the entry.

4. Press kit is required. Kit must include: bio, director photograph, short synopsis of film, film poster, director statement, and any reviews, trailers, endorsements, or press coverage the director would like to include.

5. Digital online submission screeners only.

7. Entrant will allow usage of clips from the entry and all related publicity material submitted for promotional use on television, radio, in print, web and at live Festival events.

8.Entrant will allow usage of film for festival screening regardless of any distribution deals made. We don't pay screening fees of any kind.

9. All Decisions by judges, programmers and organizers will be final and no refund of entry fee will be permitted.

*Please email submissions@adrianfilm.org for waiver information.

The Adrian International Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize any media from any submissions and entrants for Adrian Film 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 Adrian International 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. Film must have been completed after January 2020 to be eligible. There are no premiere status requirements. Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images and content in the entry. Press kit is required. Digital online submission screeners only.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you to Michael and the team at Adrian Film Festival for putting together a well thought out, quality event. The venues were all within walking distance and the networking party for filmmakers was a nice touch. We were proud to have our film Old West End screen at Adrian!

    April 2023
  • Every hope was fulfilled. I met a number of people just hope they remember my short and contact me if they need music.

    April 2023
  • We had a tremendous experience with our Feature Film "Run Rabbit.". Having played in Festivals all over the world prior and attending well over 50, I can honestly say this Festival is run very effectively. Communication was great. The venues were wonderful as was the sound and display qualities. Great crowds. Wonderful experience all the way around and would highly recommend anyone to submit to it in the future.

    April 2023
  • James Lantz

    Great festival with lots of community spirit! Michael did an awesome job bringing this festival to life. Great to interact with so many students and audiences.

    April 2023
  • Michael Mayne

    Great festival!! Friendly people, great communication. Highly recommend this to any filmmaker!!

    April 2023