We are currently accepting films for our 2023 event!

The Annual Copenhagen Film Festival is an international independent film festival held annually in Copenhagen, Denmark. It aspires to promote, recognize and support independent filmmakers throughout the world by hosting a variety of awards in order to provide the best opportunities for filmmakers to get recognized in a very competitive industry. Selected films will be screened in Copenhagen and have the opportunity to engage discussions with our partnering production company.

ACFF is run in partnership with HF Productions as part of a collection of international film festivals supporting indie filmmaking. By establishing a working network among filmmakers, producers and marketing professionals, we share one common goal: to forge productive and lasting relationships between independent filmmakers and audiences.

Films entered in multiple categories are eligible to win several awards.

Award of Recognition - Submissions that don't make the screening schedule but receive an award for the quality and close competition of their work. Laurels can be sent via mail by request or downloaded from our website once the list has been announced.

Nominations - Films nominated for awards will be contacted on the notification date and also listed on our website.

Screening - Films selected for screening will be notified at least 1 month prior to the festival!

Award winners will be announced at our festival and receive hard-copy Award certificates, winner laurels, free entry at other renowned film festivals and other prizes!

After the Awards Ceremony, a networking event will take place for all the filmmakers and guests to mingle!

We look very much forward to reviewing your work and inviting you to the cozy city of Copenhagen!

✓ 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