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

SUMMER EDITION NOTIFICATION DATE: JUNE 13 via FilmFreeway
EVENT DATE: JUNE 18, 2018 at 2469 Dundas St West, Toronto

FALL EDITION OPENS JUNE 20, 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 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 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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Networking
  • Michael McClendon

    We are honored to be a part of this amazing festival! Thank you for naming our superb director of photography, Marcel Etchart as Best Cinematographer, Short, Summer 2018. The cast and crew of LOCATIONS thanks you!

    June 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Michael!

  • Thank you Team ALTFF, highly recommended to all film makers as the ALTFF team really made sure my I as a film maker was kept in the loop and made to feel my film mattered. An amazing festival for fans of indie film.

    June 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Kemal!

  • Krissy Mahan

    I was honored to be a finalist, its a great festival!

    March 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Krissy!

  • Dianne Ouellette

    Communication is great! Loved that they have a Super Short category!

    March 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Dianne!

  • very appreciated ALTFF for choosing my project "out of space" as a finalist. Very kind admins and jury . thanks

    March 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Albert!