The Adrian International Film Festival is excited to bring the first ever film festival to downtown Adrian, Michigan. The historic town will prove as the perfect location to showcase filmmakers of all kinds by bringing together the best of storytelling, press, industry, and film enthusiasts from around the world for a two-day celebration.

Each film accepted into the festival will receive “Official Entrant” laurels upon acceptance into the festival. The judges choice in each category will be awarded “Winner” laurels for the category in which they received the consideration. The winner of the Feature and Documentary Feature category will receive $750, the winner of the Short, Documentary Short, and Animation category will receive $500, the winner the Student category will receive $500, and the winner of the Audience Choice award will receive $1,000.

Eligibility

1. Film must have been completed after January 2015.

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 2016 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.

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  • Jeff Vande Zande

    I was there for the first Adrian Film Festival. Excellent all the way around. Great communication, great venues for the films, great little town on the mend. The food at Hooligans and Sauce was especially good. My only suggestion ... run the short films one after another. Don't have intermissions in between each one. Otherwise, excellent first year. I look forward to coming back next year.

    May 2018
  • Chad Campbell

    Really incredible event, especially for the first year! Great film selection and lots of time to meet fellow filmmakers! Excited to go again.

    May 2018
  • The festival is fine and excellent

    May 2018
  • What an incredible inaugural year for this festival, with a top-notch staff and venues. The Croswell Opera House was a beautiful place to screen our feature, and it went off without a hitch, including the nicely facilitated Q&A immediately after. The whole team, led by Michael Neal, went out of their way to make it a positive experience for all!

    May 2018
  • I had a wonderful experience in Adrian. Terrific venues and events, really nice people. Well-organized, really nice promotional materials. This festival will continue to grow and be a success.

    June 2018