The Annual Copenhagen Film Festival aims to bring independent cinema to the foreground while supporting emerging filmmakers from all walks of life.

Taking place over 2 days since 2017 in the beloved Husets Biograf, ACFF has become a yearly meeting point for cinephiles, filmmakers and industry professionals. Attracting a young audience of Copenhageners and foreigners, our Festival is sold-out every year.

Films run the gamut of genres from fiction films and documentaries to music videos and animated movies. We welcome all filmmakers whether experienced or beginners to show us their artwork and become part of our diverse screening programme.

The Annual Copenhagen Film Festival is organised by HF Productions, a pioneer organisation that runs Film Festivals and other events showcasing and championing ideas of diversity. Through our global series of film Festivals that spread over 13 countries, we open the path to voices with a compelling story to share. Our main mission is to honour independent cinema and establish a network of artists eager to join forces and spread their work across all nations. HF runs 25 film Festivals worldwide.

✓ All winners will receive award certificates and laurels for their films.

✓ All films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles (if in a different language).

✓ All films must have been made in or after 2020.

✓ Short films must not exceed 30 minutes.

✓ Filmmakers are responsible for sorting out the copyright on their own materials.

✓ By submitting to us, you give us consent and right to screen your film in front of a live audience, and, under special circumstances, online screening.

✓ Nominations: These are all the films that have been nominated for an award in a category. Not all nominated films will be screened.

Official Selection: These are all the nominated films selected for screening, which will be notified via email. If you received a Nomination email, but no Official Selection email, it means your film will not be screened, but is still a contender for an award in its category.

Award Winners: Chosen from the Nominations (which includes the Official Selection).

✓ We may promote clips from your film on social media, based on the press kits you provide us with.

✓ We retain the right to change the date and venue of the festival under special circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through email and our online platforms.

✓ We place no restrictions on your work in terms of premiere status or whether your work has been made available online.

✓ We do not accept partial screeners, trailers, or screener links that require access other than password protected links.

✓ Any technical issues with the submitted films are 100% the responsibility of the filmmakers. If, at the time of judging, your video file doesn’t work or doesn’t have English subtitles (if in a language other than English), it will be automatically rejected, without a refund. Please contact the festival team ASAP if there are any issues with the submission process, and a solution will be found.

✓ We cannot provide refunds.

✓ If you have submitted your project in the previous year, please do not resubmit the same project to the current edition.

✓ By submitting to us you agree to our terms and conditions and to receiving marketing newsletters and discounts about film festivals in the form of emails. We will never sell your information to third parties.

✓ We reserve the right to update our terms and conditions.

Overall Rating
  • The festival organizers were extremely communicative and organized. When my experimental film Clotheslined was not selected for the screening even, while remaining in competition I thought it would not be a contender for the award but I was gladly surprised that we won Best Experimental Short. I look forward to participating to this festival in future editions and perhaps even making it to Copenhagen for the screenings.

    October 2022
  • Doctor.E Production House

    What a pleasure to have our film, Do.Solo.Pin, be selected and to be a finalist at the 2021 Annual Copenhagen Film Festival among such high-quality lineup. Despite the young age this festival is proving to be one of the high-quality venues out there that cares about true art. We are looking forward to our future collaborations with this festival.

    December 2021
  • Giusy Naitana

    Annual Copenhagen Film Festival is one of the most heartwarming indi film festivals, with a great and inspiring selection of films and a one of a kind hospitality. We are very grateful and honoured to have been part of this. The Roqaia family

    November 2021
  • Alessandro Brasile

    Very efficient communication. Great commitment to hold the festival despite difficulties related to the pandemic situation.
    Very grateful to all the team for the great opportunity.

    November 2020
  • Edouard Paquet

    Great festival run by a very motivated team! Although 2020 has shown to be a tricky year for everyone, the festival went ahead and has been a great success. Communication between the team and the filmmakers has been perfect! Honoured to have won an award and really happy to have been part of this festival!

    October 2020