Mission Statement: The Alhambra Theatre Film Festival mission is to bring awareness and financial support for the restoration of the historic Alhambra Theatre by bringing the world of film together. We showcase films that might not otherwise have an opportunity to screen in the Evansville Indiana market. We encourage film makers and students by presenting workshops, screenings, and other opportunities to meet and network with others in the industry and to bring an audience to those films.

Awards & Prizes

Grand Prize is $3,000.00 plus Trophy
Audience Award is $1,000.00 plus Trophy
Animation Prize is $500.00 plus Trophy

Grand Prize will be selected by a panel of Judges.

The audience award will be given to the film that receives the most number of votes during the festival.

Animation Prize will be selected by a panel of judges.

Additional Awards of Merit will also be given.

Rules & Terms

GENERAL RULES
Submissions must be made by an authorized Owner/Producer of the film.

All Films must have been completed after April 1, 2017

Films should not have been in Commercial Release prior to the end date of the festival, including DVD release or Online Streaming or Commercial Viewing. Screening at other film festivals is fine and/or other private screenings.

All films must be in the English Language or Subtitled in English.

Film content should not be of a pornographic nature. Nudity/Strong Language is okay.

Rule may be modified at any time and will be published on The Alhambra Film Festival Official Site.

SELECTION
If selected for exhibition, the Festival requires:
--For all films: Submission of a film on DVD or via file transfer.

Files must be in a playable format, the acceptable format is .mp4 or .mov. (If your file is in a different format, we will work with you to convert if needed.)

--For Feature-length Films, send two DVD copies. For select films that will be screened on opening night, a DCP file or BluRay Disc will be needed,

- Digital press kits, including a 150-word synopsis and 1 sentence
synopsis. This information will/may be used in the official program and/or in promotion of the festival.

- Headshots of Director(s) and Writer(s) (optional, but recommended)

- Biographies of Director(s) and Writer(s) (optional, but recommended)

- Trailers, clip reels, posters, postcards, and EPKs, if available, to maximize exposure for your film.

Categories are defined as:

Feature Films
Fiction, non-fiction, animated, and experimental films from the U.S. and around the world (51 minutes or more)

Short Films
Fiction, non-fiction, animated, and experimental short films from the U.S. and around the world (50 minutes or less).
These may include Web Series. We would suggest on a Web Series Submission, either 1 full episode or a block of 15 minutes or less.

College Student Films
Short films that have been shot, directed and produced by college/university) students. Adult supervision must be limited to an advisory capacity only.

High School Short Films
Short films that have been shot, directed and produced by high school students. Elementary and/or Junior High Students may also submit in this category. Adult supervision must be limited to an advisory capacity only.

Additional Terms:

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately March 2, 2018

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 51 minutes
Shorts: less than 51 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after April 1, 2017

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world.
If English is not the main language, the film must be sub-titled in English.

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement. For films in Premiere, we will work to help promote those films that will be making their first public screening during our festival.

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not be in current commercial distribution.

2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED if sending in on DVD/BlueRay

Mailed/Shipped submission materials should be sent to:
The Alhambra Theatre Film Festival
410 Washington Ave
Evansville IN 47713

9 Reviews

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    Mohammad Mohammadian

    Your Festival is very nice, Thank you so much.

    April 2017
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    Cameron McCasland

    Simply the best hospitality on the festival circuit. Very kind and generous with local eateries. Multiple parties to meet new people, and talk projects. Best idea they have is an on demand screening room where you can ask for an encore screening of any film making it easy to catch almost everything you want to see. This is a do not miss festival.

    April 2017
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    Mardell Elmer

    The Alhambra Theatre Film Festival is AWESOME!!

    April 2017
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    Cindy Maples

    3rd times a charm! This was my third time at Alhambra and it simply just gets better every year. The organizers make sure that the filmmakers are the first thing that they think about because they understand that without us they have no festival. It just doesn't get any better than this festival and it gets better each year.

    April 2017
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    Mollianne Cameron

    As first-time filmmakers, we felt welcome and included from the minute we arrived until the end of the festival. The panels and diverse selection of films enhanced this experience. The environment encouraged getting to know the festival organizers, other filmmakers, and the audience. For a relatively new festival, Patrick and his team put on an event we will definitely want to be involved with again. I recommend Alhambra to everyone.

    April 2017