WINTER EDITION OPENS ON OCTOBER 1. END-OF-YEAR EVENT ON DECEMBER18!

All previous nominees and winners are posted at http://www.altff.org

***WINNER of the BEST FILM AWARD receives the AltFF Trophy***

al·ter·na·tive
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adjective

1. (of one or more things) available as another possibility.

The Alternative Film Festival is a quarterly event that is committed to bringing filmmakers of all levels - even beginners - a chance at taking home a festival award. We are an IMDb eligible festival meaning filmmakers will be able to post their nominations and wins on their IMDb profiles.

We are the ALTERNATIVE FILM FESTIVAL - we are not your typical film awards! Our quarterly live event is different - it is an awards event where we will be announcing the Winners of each of the many categories within Feature Films, Short Films and Super Short Films. Filmmakers around the world can join us for the awards announcements via Facebook Live! Make sure you follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AltFilmFest to watch.

WE SCREEN THE 6 BEST FILM FINALISTS. All other Finalists (in different categories) are in the running to win our IMDb-eligible awards.

*A message from our partner, the 300 Seconds Short Film Festival*

The 300 Seconds Short Film Festival is a celebration of super short films. We believe that a true storyteller can pull off a fantastic story, no matter how little time they have. We only accept entries that are between 60 and 300 seconds long!

www.300secshortfilmfest.com
www.filmfreeway.com/festival/300SecSFF

*A message from our partner, the Reel Erotic Art Film Festival*

The Reel Erotic Art Film Festival aims to celebrate the erotic arts. The festival accepts entries in several categories, including Smartphone Films, 15-Second Shorts and screenplays, with opportunities to win cash prizes and awards! A live screening event will be held on December 6, 2017 at The Cotton Club in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

www.reeleroticart.com
www.filmfreeway.com/festival/ReelEroticArtFilmFestival

Awards & Prizes

Each category (feature, short and super short) will have the following awards available per quarter (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter) all of which are IMDb eligible:

BEST DRAMA
BEST COMEDY
BEST ANIMATION
BEST EXPERIMENTAL
BEST DOCUMENTARY
BEST HORROR
BEST SCI-FI
BEST ACTOR
BEST ACTRESS
BEST CAST
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST MUSIC

BEST POSTER - photography contest

BEST FILM - the quarterly winners will also be interviewed and their film promo posted on our website. They will also receive the Best Film Trophy!

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD - voted by the live screening audience (small gathering, invite-only, private free show - we dont charge admission)

More categories are added depending on the types of entries we receive!!!

Printable PDF certificates will be emailed to all winners.

Rules & Terms

AltFF accepts narrative, documentary, animation and experimental films.
Entry fees are non-refundable.
All films must be in English or have English subtitles.
No limit on number of submissions or production date.
All films must have an online screener.
Filmmakers retain the rights to their films.
Filmmakers are responsible for acquiring copyrights, licenses and releases for media used in their films.
Judges' decisions are final.

Submission categories are as follows:
Feature Films (40 minutes and over)
Short Films (5 to 40 minutes)
Super Short Films (1 to 5 minutes)
Posters (photography contest)

By submitting their film, filmmakers gives ALTFF the right to post their posters, trailers, website and social media links on our website.

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    Cynthia Bergen

    This is a wonderful film festival. My Short Dead Love won Best Horror. Keep up the good work supporting Indie Filmmakers.
    Cynthia Bergen
    No Sleep Films

    October 2017
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    Emmanuel Delfin

    Our short horror film won an acting award and that speaks volumes for the true film lovers behind this festival! A real honor to have submitted and be accepted. Communication was great and the awards announcement is exciting!

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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Emmanuel!

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    naima chebahi

    Great festival with really good communication, glad to be part of it

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Naima!

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    Francesco Siro

    Festival with high level of communication...live streaming and many good things!
    I really enjoyed!

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Francesco!

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    Денис Виленкин

    Thanks for this honor, to be part of your festival!

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much!