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 8th Annual Fine Arts Film Festival 2021l be held online on the Vimeo platform on June 8-14 and other venues to be announced. The FAFF 2022 will be held in June 2022, 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
  • Celia Willis

    We were so pleased to be a part of this festival in 2020 - the organisers were really friendly and organised. Thank you!

    December 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much, Celia! Our audience really enjoyed your film! Looking forward to next year!

  • Brian McHugh

    Finally found the perfect festival for my films! Unfortunately, I found it the year of Coronavirus. However, the online festival was a still great experience. Saw many great films. Looking forward to screening my next film in person at the festival next year

    September 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Brian, at means a great deal that you felt the experience was worth it in difficult times. Looking forward to 2021!

  • Anahit Dasseux Ter Mesropian

    Nous sommes tellement heureux et fiers d'avoir été sélectionnés en tant que finalist pour ce beau festival.
    Très bonne communication et réactivité, dans ce contexte difficile.
    Merci encore.

    July 2020
    Response from festival:


  • A festival with a very personal touch, that curates its program with a compassionate eye towards the artistic process. Thank you for including our film.

    July 2020
    Response from festival:

    We enjoyed your film very much, as did our audience, Serge! On to 2021 and best of luck on your new projects!

  • Beatriz Mediavilla

    Vraiment très belle organisation et belle présentation. On a eu aussi des rencontres sur Zoom et des réflexions entre artistes. Fascinant de constater à quel point le festival a réussi à contourner le confinement et la pandémie! On ressort de ce festival très inspiré et nourri (surtout quand on gagne un prix !) et on a le goût de retourner très vite à la création. Belle et forte programmation, choix de films inspirants. On a seulement envie d'y retourner en vrai! Sympathique et super bien organisé. Merci merci merci!

    June 2020