Anaheim Film Festival is an annual film competition for filmmakers worldwide.
Once a year our jury of industry professionals will award the best in film, writing, acting and more through private screening events. We will screen a selection of the winners at our live red carpet event at a beautiful venue in Orange County, California-one of the top vacation destinations in the United States. Please note we are TEMPORARILY online due to Covid.
We award certificates in the following categories:
Awards & Prizes
Best of Fest
Best Narrative Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Animated Film
Best Web Series
Best Music Video
Best Experimental Film
Best Inspirational Film
Best Child/Young Actor
Best Child/Young Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Original Score
Best Original Song
Best First Time Director
Best Student Director
Best Student Film
Best Sound Design
Best Visual Effects
You may submit multiple entries (with different films), but you must complete a separate entry form and pay the fee for each film. Each film may be submitted in multiple categories.
Films must have been completed after 2019.
You must own the rights to your film, the music included in it and have permission from everyone appearing in your film to show their work.
Non-English films will be accepted but must have English subtitles.
Please note that, by submitting your film you agree:
The festival may use parts of your film for promotional purposes. These may include: trailer/scenes/poster/stills etc.
Entry fees are nonrefundable.
We do not accept X-Rated material/porn, extremist propaganda, etc.
All films will be screened by working industry professionals. The semi-finalists will be reviewed personally by the festival director.
NOT ALL FILMS THAT ARE NAMED AWARD WINNERS, FINALISTS, OR SEMI-FINALISTS WILL SCREEN. The jury likes to recognize all worthy films and we have limited screen time.