The American Independent Film Festival is an opportunity for filmmakers across the wide world of filmmaking and screenwriting. This festival is a chance for filmmakers to take their work to the next level. We celebrate the best of the best in the independent film community, and work to bring opportunities, celebration and connections to the filmmakers.

We love filmmaking. The art of short films is oftentimes overlooked in the filmmaking world, so we wanted to create something that would celebrate, appreciate, develop and bring opportunity to the incredible world of independent films and the filmmakers working on them. We are constantly working to evolve this festival into the best, most valuable film event it can possibly be.

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The 2022 American Independent Film Festival is being held through an immersive online festival event venue that will span across 72 hours: Loaded up with resources, panels, interviews, masterclasses, accessible tools, networking opportunities, educational opportunities and of course, a whole lot of incredible, privately screened films. We can't wait to see you there!

Jury Award Prizes along the following categories:

-Best Narrative Short Film
-Best Narrative Feature
-Best Documentary Short Film
-Best Documentary Feature Film
-Best Experimental Film
-Best New Media
-Best Ultra Short
-Best Screenplay
-Best Short Screenplay

~And more, to be announced at the festival!

Plus, all winners will be invited to submit their work to our partnered film distribution company based out of New York City, to take your work to the next level if they so desire!

All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway with a secure online screener.

-Each accepted film must be submitted in the .mp4 or .mov format, preferably.

-By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film, including the rights to the music in the film.

-There is no minimum running time.

-Films must have been completed on or after Jan 1, 2019.

-Submission fees are non-refundable

-All genres are welcome (narrative, animated, experimental, documentary or music video).

-Filmmakers may submit multiple entries as long as each film is submitted with its own Entry Form, online screener and paid Entry Fee.

Overall Rating
  • Great team, wonderful films and a pleasure to be a part of!

    February 2024
  • Thanks for selecting "Enter the Room" into your festival as an Award Winner for Best Narrative Short Film. The communication was clear and concise, and there was plenty of quality films in the online stream. I had a very good experience overall and will definitely consider submitting future projects to American Independent Film Festival.

    February 2024
  • 阿齊 先生

    This is a very good film festival, professional, avant-garde, independent spirit, caring, not only participating in the festival can see the works of outstanding creators from different countries, but also, on the official website, you can also see the sharing of film masters. Thank you again to the festival and thank you to all the judges for their recognition and support of me, my team, and my work! Love you! I look forward to seeing you again soon with new works, love you! Love movies! I love the American Independent Film Festival! Long live the movies!

    February 2024
  • Anindgita Dasgupta

    Outstanding film festival,highly recommend,I am gald to be part of it and have received Honorable Mention for my web series kuch kuch film jaisi ,thanks a lot 😊 🙏

    December 2022