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Thank you for your amazing support and interest in The Atlanta Film & Webfest International! We invite you to a new paradigm of festival where webseries meets film and you can take part in screenings, industry panels, network parties, and a red-carpet award show where you'll mingle with distributors, producers, filmmakers, writers, and funding sources.

The Atlanta Film and Webfest International is dedicated to nurturing, cultivating, and inspiring creative filmmakers from all across the globe! Founded by a group of award-winning studio executives, filmmakers, writers, and producers who backed Emmy Award television series and films for domestic and international distributors. The AFWI celebrates content creators and filmmakers in all stages of their careers from all over the world!

Creators can submit their work in the form of Podcasts, Trailers, and Shorts for web series or web films, and full-length motion picture films. AFWI 2024 is now taking submissions for all categories. Each entry will be reviewed by industry experts, culminating in a star-studded red-carpet award show.

Our Festival partners with over 35 Webfests in the world!
LA Webfest, KWebfest, British Web Awards, Asian Web Awards, Marseille Webfest, and many more.

AFWI's goal is to give recognition, exposure, and education to up-and-coming artists, to help develop their enormous talent, and to cultivate their vision and projects. The winners will have distribution on the Atlanta Webfest Streaming Network.

Michael Ajakwe Webfest Acheivement Award


Best Motion Picture Trailer
Best Motion Picture
Best Motion Picture Comedy
Best Motion Picture Drama
Best Motion Picture Action/Adventure
Best Motion Picture Science Fiction
Best Motion Picture Reality/Documentary
Best Motion Picture Thriller/Suspense/Horror
Best Motion Picture Animation

Best Motion Picture Director
Best Actor in a Motion Picture
Best Actress in a Motion Picture
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Best Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture

Best Motion Picture Editing
Best Motion Picture Cinematography
Best Motion Picture Sound Design
Best Motion Picture Production Design
Best Motion Picture Costume Design
Best Motion Picture Trailer
Best Motion Picture Screenplay


Best Web Film of all genres
Best Web Series of all genres

Best Action
Best Animation
Best Comedy/Sketch Comedy
Best Dramedy
Best Drama/Teen Drama
Best Thriller/Horror
Best Reality/Documentary
Best Science Fiction
Best Pilot Episode
Best Trailer
Best Branded Series

Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Editor
Best Cinematographer
Best Sound Design
Best Production Design
Best Costume Design
Best Special/Visual Effect

Best Long-Form Series
Best Short Series
Best Short Film

Best Short film in Multiple Genres


Best Story
Best Writing
Best Director
Best Sound Design

Best Proof of Concept Any Genre


Each submission must only be completed on filmfreeway.com

1. Registration fees are not refundable.
2. Payment can only be taken through the filmfreeway.com
Registration fees are in US dollars.

**Web Series Submissions must have at least TWO (2) produced online episodes available to view at the time of entry, except for Pilot episodes.

1. Short-Form Web series – Are defined as episodes that do not exceed 30 minutes in length. Series with individual episodes within the series exceeding 30 minutes in length are welcome to submit a shortened version(s) of an episode(s). You may submit a shortened length with a 10-minute maximum. Please also include a trailer of no more than 2 minutes including credits for the festival screening.

2. Long-Form Web series – Are defined as episodes that exceed 30 minutes in length. Please also include a 2-minute trailer including credits for the festival screening.

3. Short Films (Shorts) can be up to 40 minutes (including credits). Shorts can submit a shortened version (similar to a web series episode) with a 10-minute maximum length. Please also include a 2-minute trailer including credits for the festival screening.

4. Motion Pictures are defined as feature-length movies that are at least 60 minutes. Motion Pictures must have a trailer of no more than 2 minutes including credits for the festival screening.

**We accept all genres of Short Films, Web Series, and feature-length Motion Pictures.
**Non-English submissions must have English subtitles or be dubbed in English

**Full-length films and full episodes will be screened during the festival for each submission whenever possible however as time may or may not permit, we reserve the right to screen shortened versions, one episode in a series, or trailers for all selected or nominated entries. We will notify you in advance of which theater room your submission will be screened. Trailers must be less than 2 min. including credits. We recommend 1 min.

* Entries that are not in English must be dubbed in English or have English subtitles.

* Judging will be done by a panel of industry professionals above the line and below the line; producers, distributors, filmmakers, writers, production crew, etc.

* All entries, including international submissions are eligible for prize awards in each category.

*We strongly encourage all finalists to attend the festival activities and Black-Tie Red-Carpet Awards at the Atlanta Central Library, One Margaret Michell, Atlanta, GA on March 22 & 23, 2024. Tickets for both days will go on sale in January.

The content submitter must be 18 years of age or older.
Submissions must be the intellectual property of the submitter, and/or their team. No proxy submissions.

Product reviews
Music Videos

1) By submitting to Atlanta Film & Webfest International (AFWI), you confirm that you hold the rights to (or are authorized to use) any and all audio and video in your web series. AFWI will not be held responsible for any claims stemming from the failure of the creator/submitter to properly obtain the rights to the material submitted and/or screened.

2) All Decisions made by AFWI are final.

3) All federal, state, and local laws apply.

4) By participating in the AFWI, each participant agrees to hold AWFI and its employees, directors, and representatives harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the event or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of any prize. AFWI suggests buying travel insurance in case of any airline or travel cancelations.

5) You grant AFWI the right to use the name, logo, and content of your trailer, web series, short film, motion picture film trailer, podcast for awards presentations, highlight reels, promotional material, and streaming on our worldwide web platform.

6) AFWI reserves the right to amend guidelines, selection criteria, awards, screening, and activities if necessary.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Atlanta Film & Webfest International, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and court costs) that may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss or damage of the screening content entered. By submitting your film/script, you acknowledge you have read, understood, and accepted all rules and regulations.

Overall Rating
  • Gordon Greene

    A real intimate, warm, friendly and professionally run festival for its first year! Great job to a well organized staff.

    May 2024
  • awesome festival thank you for the oppertunity .

    April 2024
  • Herman Wang

    Well done for an inaugural festival. The best part was the crowd, friendly and welcoming at the screenings and the after-parties. Looking forward to the next one!

    April 2024
  • Cliff Redford

    What an amazing festival! Everyone was friendly and welcoming, the networking opportunities were fantastic, and the after-party was a blast!
    I am so happy our film was a part of the first-ever Atlanta Film and Webfest. I can't wait to see how it grows and what it becomes.

    April 2024
  • Do Over Movie

    Amazing film Festival with Truly dedicated staff crew and volunteers for independent filmmakers. Our team appreciates the festival's organizers, volunteers and sponsors for the efforts and support toward the community. Thank you!! .... Our film DO OVER is honored in Atlanta Film & Webfest International, Can't wait to submit my next film:) Highly recommended. ..

    April 2024