The Fine Arts Film Festival (FAFF) is dedicated to showing the finest films in the world about art, the art world, and films that are art in and of themselves. Painting, photography, sculpture, performances of all forms, artists in and out of their studios, collectors, galleries, museums, public art, and alternative art spaces are all part of FAFF. This includes video art, curated as a Film or a Virtual Reality medium.

The 9th Annual Fine Arts Film Festival 2022 will be held online on the Vimeo platform on June 8-14 late Spring 2022 in person, and is expected at our traditional venue of the Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center in Venice, California and other motion picture venues as available.

Featuring exceptionally creative and important films about art, artists, and the art world - many premiering for the first time in the United States - from countries around the world!

We also screen Official Selections at venues throughout the year - we've screened selections at venues including Furst World in Joshua Tree, the LA Art Show in Los Angeles, Tallinn, Estonia, and in future Italy, Mexico and other locations.

All Official Selection films will receive an offer for an international distribution deal from ViCAFilms in partnership with a veteran distribution firm that cares for the filmmaker as much as we do.

Information about the Festival:



FAFF 2021 Tickets to be Announced Here:

Best Narrative Feature Film
Best Narrative Short Film
Best Documentary Short Film
Best Documentary Feature Film
Best Animated Film
Best Director
Best Student Film
The Audience Award
Best Experimental Film
Best Score
Best Original Music
Best Cinematography
Best Virtual Reality Cinematic Narrative 360Film/Experience
Best Virtual Reality Documentary 360Film/Experience
Best Virtual Reality Woman-Centric 360Film/Experience

Subject matter must be related to the art world in some way, whether it be art and artists in or outside their studios, collectors, galleries, museums, public art, and alternative art spaces, music or dance performances or multi-media art events, or other art related subject. It can also be an art piece in and of itself.

For FAFF 2021, films must have been completed after January 2, 2020. There are completion date waivers available for certain projects - please inquire.
Virtual Reality Experiences have no completion deadline.

We must be informed if the film or the Virtual Reality experience has premiered, been shown on the internet publicly, or broadcast previously. That will not disqualify a film, but we must be informed.

Films must be submitted via private link. We may ask for a DVD to be submitted as well. Virtual Reality experiences must be submitted as 360 film via private link or as executable.

Films and Virtual Reality projects must be submitted with proper documentation, including director/producer bios, contact information with email addresses and social media accounts, distributor information (if applicable) publicity materials such as poster/one sheet, 1-3 images from each film (please at least 150dpi for our catalog).

To upload a 360 video file
If you’re uploading a 360 video type of experience, upload a YouTube link to it.
Create a 360-enabled file with an app:
1. Download 360 Video Metadata for Mac or Windows
2. Install the app
3. Select the video file
4. Select the tick box for "Spherical" and click "Save as".
5. Name the video
6. Save the file (a new file will be created automatically in the same location as the original)
7. Upload the video to Youtube
8. Wait for the 360-degree effect to process (this may take up to an hour)
For the best results, encode your video at a high resolution and according to YouTube's advanced specifications ( Recommending to upload 16:9 aspect ratio stitched videos in 4K (3840x2160) resolution.

To Upload a Virtual Reality Experience (exe files)
Please provide a Dropbox or Google Drive link to your file or any other storage link solution. Don't forget to provide the access code.

Short films are considered all films under 55 minutes.
Feature films are considered films 55 minutes and above.
Virtual Reality 360 films are considered under 25 minutes.
Virtual Reality experiences have no time constraints.

Overall Rating

    Brilliant festival! Very honoured to have participated.

    June 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you!!

  • It was truly an honor to be selected by the FAFF 2021. Our little work KALEYDOSKOP could not have had a more prestigious world premiere. The festival exudes authority and friendliness. Juri Koll and Christy Addis-Gutierrez always responded to our emails quickly to answer our questions. The level of the films proposed was truly of the highest quality with authors from all over the world. Grazie. Stefano.

    June 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Stefano! It's always nice to watch a great film for the first time, one you might never see otherwise. It's a privilege to be working with filmmakers such as yourself. Bravo!

  • Thanks for including BODY PLACE IMAGE in the 2021 festival. I wish it could have been in person, so that I could have experienced (and rated) your hospitality. I'm sure it would have been as stellar as every other attribute.

    June 2021
    Response from festival:

    Hi Nancy, thank you so much for participating in FAFF 2021. We loved your film as did our audiences.

  • Hal Jacobs

    Happy to be recognized among so many high-quality international art films! The online format and communication was well done.

    June 2021
    Response from festival:

    We are pleased you participated, Hal!

  • Claire Wiley

    So great to have our film chosen as an official selection of this film festival, and to celebrate film and art through The Fine Arts Film Festival.

    June 2021
    Response from festival:

    Hi Claire, thank you!