SPRING EDITION OPENS ON JANUARY 1.

END-OF-YEAR EVENT ON DECEMBER 17, 2018!

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
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 END-OF-YEAR 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 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.

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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    Simona Theoharova

    Thanks a lot for the nomination of our short MairiM! We are very honored and happy! All the best to you and until soon :)
    The MairiM-team

    January 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Simona

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    Samuel Go

    A fantastic film festival. Very pleased with their organization and creative vision.

    January 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Samuel!

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    Nina Romain

    Great fest, thanks for selecting our horror short Fright Corner!

    January 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Nina!

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    Rafael Valério

    Was an honor to have my short CHOICE selected, answer was quick and program looked very diverse!

    January 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Rafael!

  • Although it was impossible for me or any of the crew to be present at the ending ceremony, it was an honor to us for our movie In Reality to have been chosen a Finalist in the thriller category. Thanks a lot Alternative Film Festival. A great beginning of 2018 for you all!

    December 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Paul!