Thanks to our wonderful viewers, submitters, supporters, judges, and volunteers! We're now done submitting for 2023! Continuing into 2024 and for the foreseeable future, we'll be accepting only film/music trailers & shorts, 3 minutes or less. These are submitted for free. We will screen these trailers indefinitely at our platform,

We'll continue to accept & select scripts of any type and length. In 2023 and continuing into 2024, we will no longer be providing nominations and awards. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Here are previous awards, Congratulations! Learn more,

We changed our name to better reflect our growing online and international appeal. We're now #IAFF2023 "International Activism Film Festival." Please make a note of it. Learn more,

Also, for #IAFF2023, we accepted SHORT film/video submissions, under and equal to 40 minutes. We accepted music videos under 6 mins. We regret we are unable to screen online all of our selections. Please subscribe today, gift subscriptions are also available to purchase, so be sure to pick up a few for all your peeps, including your showrunners, producers, cast, crew and potential distributors

Our #CIAFF2021 event started July 23 and was viewed online 24/7 until August 13, 2021. Please share this link and subscribe to events

Submitters, please provide us with your poster, headshot, stills, trailer and submission downloads only via FilmFreeway and/or Vimeo, 1920 x 1080.

Due to "pandemic" craziness, #CIAFF2020 was held online July 24 - August 14. That year, we received 100+ submissions. Nominees, awards and more,

"By screening online in a fixed-term, pay-wall enforced, official festival capacity, your submission is not earning revenue or being sold to consumers in a traditional VOD market and, therefore, remains viable for future sales opportunities." If it's good enough for SXSW, it's good enough for us! Read more,

Read here,

Previous awards, programs, etc.,

Unless you hear otherwise, we're planning #ISFFF2022 International SciFi & Fantasy Film Festival also online this year. Please consult the Vimeo OTT platform directly for additional rules and guidelines, Stay up to date, sign up for our mailing list,

We very much appreciate your positive reviews. Thanks for sharing our laurels, awards and posts with your social media to include Twitter, Parlor, Instagram, and Facebook. We anticipate submissions from many countries. Activists submit short & feature-length films, screenplays, music/songs, art and photos for consideration by our team of 3-8 judges, which may change seasonally.

As our festival grows locally in popularity & sponsorship, we hope to invite partners & volunteers. We hope to hold panels and debates. In the meantime, our events may be lightly attended, so please plan accordingly.

All plans and practices are subject to change without notice. If you're interested in volunteering, helping judge submissions and/or writing film & music reviews, which we may publish at our websites, please don't hesitate to TEXT/CALL (720) 298-1524.

Depending on the number and types of submissions we received, we may have provided alternative and/or additional awards. Here’s our 2017-2019 Awards Master, . Here’s our 2020 Awards Master,

We're happy to provide custom certificates to all film festival submitters upon request. Check out a sample certificate,

All donations go toward supporting filmmakers, photographers, artists, musicians & writers. You rock! As our festival acquires sponsorship and funding, we hope to offer cash and other types of awards to talented activist filmmakers and creatives. In the meantime, submitters, judges, volunteers & award winners are automatically enrolled in Association of International Activist Filmmakers (a $100 value).

You are invited to list the society on your portfolio/CV and create your complimentary profile w/ headshot, cover and link(s),

We have relocated just south of Branson MO, around Yellville, AR. We’re homesteading, off-grid. If we do not respond to your email or snail mail within the time frame you expect, please don't hesitate to TEXT/CALL (720) 298-1524.

All plans and practices are subject to change without notice. By submitting to our film festivals, the submitter agrees to allow us to download and screen the submission. By submitting to our film festivals, the submitter provides consent for us - AIAFilmmakers, Infinite Perimeter Films, and our team - to download and/or upload their intellectual property to the internet.

Depending on the number and types of submissions we receive, we may provide alternative and/or additional awards. Please find the current Awards Master at our websites. We ask you to create a complimentary headshot & profile with

Script submissions must contain a cover page. Script submissions under a pen name must be pre-approved by festival organizers prior to submission.

If you have pressing, immediate, important questions or concerns, please do not send them to us via email! Please call/text us, (720) 298-1524.

All refund requests are handled at the discretion of our festival organizers. If submitters have a valid reason for a refund request, we will do our best to provide refunds and/or waiver codes. Please note that non-acceptance to our festival is not a valid reason for a refund.

All submissions must be the original work of the submitter/creative. Non-English speaking films and music videos should be subtitled in English. Music videos must be music-track centric, featuring the music/song/lyrics as the primary content, one single track from start to finish (not including credits). Also, Music videos must include the musician & song title in the title and on-screen credits.

A short or feature-length film that is highly visual with music added to emphasize, augment, & illustrate visual content would not qualify as a music video. Please submit these under "All Categories." Please be sure your submission is relevant to the theme of our festival!

Submission Statuses (Award, Finalist, Semi-Finalist, Selected) may change as requirements are satisfied. If you receive an "Incomplete" or "Disqualified" status, please call/text us for clarification.

After we select a submission and the submitter is notified, the submission will eventually be published in PDF format on our festival web sites, and/or

Award, Finalist, Semi-Finalist, Selected and Non-selected submissions will be published.. Withdrawn statuses may also be listed. If you do not wish your submission to show as "Non-selected" please withdraw it prior to the Notification Date. Please allow a few weeks following the conclusion of festival live events to find the submission listed at our websites.

We generally select festival screeners from "Award Winners", "Finalists" and "Semi-Finalists". We regret that we are unable to screen all of our "Official" selections.

Once you are notified, please be sure your uploaded submission is made downloadable to our team via FilmFreeway or Vimeo ONLY. We download your media to our hard drives and create playlists for screening at our live events. You are invited to upload to FilmFreeway your poster & promotional photos with a short synopsis for possible inclusion on our web sites and publications.

We usually publish an Event Program, Poster, USA Nominees/Awards, INTL Nominees/Awards, and All Submitters at our websites. If we don't receive your promotional materials directly, we reserve the right to create them based on information you have submitted to us via your FilmFreeway profile and which you have provided online about your work and your submission at your website(s) and via social media like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Individuals hereby understand and agree that, while we are growing our local audience, film festival events may be lightly attended. Individuals submitting material to us hereby understand and agree that submission and acceptance does not entail promotion, which is always the responsibility of the submitter.

Individuals submitting material to us hereby grant to AIAFilmmakers & Infinite Perimeter Films your non-exclusive limited use agreement to use submissions, film titles, trailers, posters and other film and submitter materials for festival promotional use only, including online, print, and broadcast media to promote our film festivals and selected submissions to the industry and interested people. Submitters fully retain all rights, title and interest in their submissions and all intellectual property.

An Individual submitting material to us hereby warrants that s/he/it is authorized to commit the submission(s) for judging and screening, and understands and accepts these Rules & Terms. The individual agrees and understands that s/he/it has submitted materials to a non-commercial, not-for-profit volunteer-run organization without paid staff.

If the submitter does not receive a timely response from us via email, individual agrees to call/text us, (720) 298-1524. Individuals submitting material to us hereby indemnify and hold harmless AIAFilmmakers and Infinite Perimeter Films from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court), which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the materials entered.

AIAFilmmakers & Infinite Perimeter Films reserve the right to use limited submitter materials to promote past and future related events. Also, please find us on Patreon, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more. Thank you! See you at the movies!

Overall Rating
  • Robert Menefee

    Thank you for selecting my film “Climate Emergency.” It’s a great honor to be included in this very fine festival.

    September 2023
    Response from festival:

    We enjoyed viewing your submission! Best of luck to you and your team! 👏

  • Willy Martin

    We are so happy to Win this festival, great experience!

    August 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for submitting! We enjoyed viewing your submission! 👏🎸🎬💕🚀

  • It was such an honor to be a part of this year's International Activism Film Festival! Thank you for having our film amongst so many incredible films.

    August 2023
    Response from festival:

    Dear Yuko, thanks for submitting! We wish you the best of luck in your filmic adventures!

  • James Lewis

    Thanks for selecting A Better Place, it is an honour to be part of your wonderful festival, It is so great to have a festival dedic ated to activism.

    August 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for submitting, James! Good luck with your work!

  • Jonathan Fisher

    So proud to have had our short doc featured in such a worthy festival. An honor to have been included among such worthy efforts at changing the world.

    August 2022