The Alameda International Film Festival celebrates independent filmmaking with an annual festival held in November in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Festival is committed to exposing exciting new films to wider audiences. Last year's packed house watched submissions from filmmakers well established in the industry as well as directors and film students just starting out.
The film festival was first conceived in the late autumn of 2007 by several friends and artists gathered at an old Victorian home in the island city of Alameda, just next to Oakland, and across the bay from San Francisco.
In the last 11 years, the festival has grown dramatically. In 2017, we offered 10 days of classic film, independent features and shorts, guest artists, and parties with hundreds of attendees present.
We look forward to continuing to grow with the support of the filmmaking community. We can't wait to find out what we'll be showing next year!
Cash prizes up to $3,000.00 USD across several categories
The Alameda International Film Festival accepts live action and animated films in any genre. (Trailers may be submitted for screening at the festival but will not be considered for prizes/awards. Please do not submit episodes in a series.)
This year the festival is looking for films in several different categories:
Films that are 1 second to 14 minutes, 59 seconds
Films that are 15 to 30 minutes
Films that are 30 plus minutes to 45 minutes
Films that are 45 plus minutes
* ALL FILMS SUBMITTED MUST HAVE BEEN MADE NO EARLIER THAN 2017!
**Note, Filmmakers who have been official selections at prior Alameda Internatinal Film Festival/Long Day Short Film Festivals, 2011-2017, should contact us directly for submission to avoid submission fee.