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

SUMMER EDITION OPENS ON MARCH 24.

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 SCREEN THE 6 BEST FILM FINALISTS FOR EACH QUARTER AT OUR QUARTERLY EVENT. All other Finalists (in many different categories) are in the running to win our IMDb-eligible awards.

Each category (feature, short and super short) will have the following awards (subject to change) 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 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 (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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  • Jack Cooper

    Good festival - thanks for awarding my film The Bicycle King the Best Writer award. Communication was very good, timely notifications as promised. They have many categories for awards and they will put your film in whichever one it suits best so you don't need to enter and pay separately for all the different categories like some festivals.

    March 2019
  • Brian Nestor

    This was a great film festival, I was honored that my film was choosen.

    March 2019
  • One of nice festivals. Certainly in my priority list.

    February 2019
  • Dolores Rogers

    Excellent communication! Thank you for making my film an Official Selection!

    January 2019
  • Such a fantastic festival and a great experience!
    "Don't Cry Over Spilt Milk" was a small class project and getting the opportunity to have the film among so many other exciting movies, and artists will always be something special. Great communication and organization. I am hoping to submit again!

    January 2019