***PLEASE READ TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE DECIDING TO SUBMIT***

FALL EDITION EVENT takes place on September 23 in Suite 300 of The Burroughes Building located at 639 Queen St. West. Join us as we screen the 8 Best Film of the Festival Finalists!

Doors open at 5:45 pm, program begins at 6:00 pm.

See website https://www.altff.org for up-to-date info.

Feature Films (45 minutes and over)
Long Short Films (20 to 45 minutes)
Short Films (5 to 20 minutes)
Super Short Films (1 to 5 minutes)
Ultra Short Films (15 to 60 seconds) - *This category is NOT eligible for the Best Film of the Festival Award. However, submissions remain eligible for IMDb Awards*

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

al·ter·na·tive
ôlˈtərnədiv/
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 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 NOW SCREEN THE 8 BEST FILM FINALISTS FOR EACH QUARTER AT OUR QUARTERLY EVENT, BEGINING WITH THE FALL 2019 EDITION. All other Semi-Finalists (in many different categories) are in the running to win our IMDb-eligible awards.

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COUCHFF is an IMDb-eligible quarterly event committed to highlighting and showcasing the very best short films from around the globe. We welcome filmmakers to submit to our Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter Editions.

IMDb-eligible awards:

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

BEST POSTER - photography contest

BEST FILM OF THE FESTIVAL

Printable PDF certificates will be available for download to all winners via our Facebook page.

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 (45 minutes and over)
Long Short Films (20 to 45 minutes)
Short Films (5 to 20 minutes)
Super Short Films (1 to 5 minutes)
Ultra Short Films (15 to 59 seconds) - *This category is NOT eligible for the Best Film of the Festival Award. However, submissions remains eligible for IMDb Awards*
Posters

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  • Glad and honored to have the arthouse film "Passage" as a finalist and nominated for best screenplay in the short category at the summer edition of AltFF Film Festival. Many thanks for the opportunity and the excellent communication, highlighting and valuing the films and the artists! Wish the festival much sucess, greetings to the whole team!!

    August 2019
  • Michèle Jedlicka

    I was unable to attend the festival, but I was really appreciative to have been included as a semi-finalist. Thank you!

    August 2019
  • Melanie Kloetzel

    A great festival with excellent communication! Thanks for the 'Best Cast' Award, AltFF!

    August 2019
  • Manuel Camia

    Really good Film Festival!! Amazing

    July 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Manuel!

  • azam khan

    Excellent film festival, thanks once again for excellent festival

    July 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Azam!