November 11th: We are open for submissions for our 2020 film festival!

Join us for the 2nd annual Ag & Art Film Festival! The film festival is a celebration of agriculture and of art. Set in the agriculture town of Vacaville, California, this festival features films that have either agriculture or art as either a central theme or a big part of the overall film. We accept documentaries or narratives, shorts or features or web series. Vacaville is located a short drive from Napa Valley, San Francisco, and Sacramento.

The Ag & Art Film Festival celebrates agriculture & art through storytelling and cinema. The festival also connects festival goers to local farmers and local artists. Catered events feature chefs who utilize locally-sourced food and wine. Films screen at the state-of-the-art, DeVille Theatre in Downtown Vacaville, CA.

The 2nd annual Ag & Art Film Festival takes place September 10-13, 2020.

Last year, the Opening Night “Meet the Filmmakers” party took place at La Borgata Winery & Distillery in Pleasants Valley. The event was catered by La Borgata Italian Deli. Guests were greeted by alpacas on the red carpet! The party introduced the festival filmmakers to “ag and art” loving party guests. Vacaville painters, sculptures, and musicians were also a part of the art extravaganza. Two musical groups performed: an orchestra and a jazz band. Local painters and sculptors displayed their art around the winery.

Screenings took place all day Saturday and Sunday with Q&As with filmmakers and with breaks for lunch.

On Saturday evening, the Ag & Art Film Festival teamed up with Downtown Vacaville for a special, free for the community screening of “Biggest Little Farm” in Andrews Park.

Sunday morning, VIP Festival Pass holders joined filmmakers and local farmers for a casual yet stimulating conversation about agriculture and art over a farm breakfast at a farm in Pleasants Valley.

Sunday evening there was a Closing Night Party in Town Square in Downtown Vacaville.

The 2020 Ag & Art Film Festival details will be posted on the website as the date approaches.

Sign up for email alerts on our website http://agandartfilmfestival.com

Volunteer with the festival! Contact info on our website.

SPONSORSHIP: We are committed to supporting local businesses in Vacaville. We have something for almost every level of budget. Send us an email or call us if you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the Ag & Art Film Festival and we will send you a Sponsorship Packet.

The Jury Awards:
Best AG Feature Film
Best AG Short
Best ART Feature Film
Best ART Short

Audience Awards:
Best AG Feature Film
Best AG Short
Best ART Feature Film
Best ART Short

BEFORE SUBMITTING:

AAFF20 SUBMISSION BASICS:
(For 2020 Festival, September 10-13, 2020)

1 – All submissions received between November 11, 2019 and July 30th, 2020 will be considered for Ag & Art Film Festival 2020 (AAFF20).

2 - Premiere status is taken into account for all sections, and films that have not yet screened in Solano County prior to AAFF20 will be given priority.

3 – Supporter engagement will be taken into account for all selections. We encourage you to have a website and be active on social media to discover your audience. Why? It's easier for us to promote you if we know who your audience is.

4 – The Jury Award competitive program will only consider submissions completed in 2018, 2019 or on track to be completed prior to AAFF20.

5 – Eligible submissions, if not chosen for the Jury Award competitive program will be considered for an Audience Award program

6 – Submissions not in English must have English subtitles.

OUR PLEDGE TO THE FILMMAKER:

1 – AAFF promises to watch each submission, from start to finish. Guaranteed. You took the time to submit your project to AAFF20 and we’ll take the time to watch it. (Please note that your Vimeo counter will not take into account views if embedded into FilmFreeway.com)

2 – At the end of each submission period, and during the final weeks of our selection process, AAFF will regularly update the main contact on the status of the film. If you change your email address, please be sure to update AAFF. Additionally, we ask that you add agandartfilmfestival@gmail.com to your address book, follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram and please do not unsubscribe from our email list until films have been selected. This will ensure you receive all communications from AAFF during the submission period.

3 - AAFF will never share your contact information, or any part of your film, with a third party without your permission.

4 - Upon request, AAFF will extend screening notes to filmmakers, after the festival has ended.

IF ACCEPTED TO AAFF20:

1 - If selected to AAFF20, you will be asked to sign an Acceptance Agreement within five (5) business days of initial contact. Failure to do so forfeits acceptance into AAFF20.

2 - All commercial/private property including all trademark and copyrighted materials shown or recorded on the project is the responsibility of the filmmaker. AAFF will not take responsibility for any infringement of copyrighted materials.

3 - Official selections MAY be asked to provide a DCP approximately four (4) weeks prior to the festival. Please do not submit to AAFF20 if you're not able to provide a DCP for screening purposes. We may also accept a .mov file.

4 - Filmmakers with a feature or short film in the competitive program will be asked to supply a password-protected link for our panel of jurors.

5 – While we will always ask first, Filmmakers agree that their film, or clips from it, and all other material related to their project may be used and/or published in the event program, AAFF website, social networking sites, blog, and for any promotional purposes which AAFF deems appropriate.

6 – Filmmakers promise to provide AAFF with a full electronic press kit that must include a trailer, images for web and print, cast & crew information, and film synopsis. We can't promote you without your help.

7 – We ask that you participate in AAFF as much as possible. If you’re unable to attend your screening, please have a representative attend in your place. Please support your peers and celebrate independent cinema.

8 - The cost of delivery and pick-up of all materials is the responsibility of the filmmaker.

9 - AAFF holds no responsibility for lost or damaged films or promotional materials. The utmost care will be given with regard to films and promotional materials, but it is solely up to the filmmaker to take full responsibility.

10 - Take a deep breath, relax, and have fun!

By submitting to AAFF20 through FilmFreeway.com confirms that you have read, understand and agree to the AAFF20 Terms of Entry.

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  • Noel McIntyre

    I have been to a few festivals around the world at this stage and dealt with a lot more and what has been impressive about the people at Ag and Art festival is that it is so obvious that all involved are passionate about film and their beautiful little festival is all about celebrating film and filmmakers. The communication throughout has been top class and I would encourage anybody to support these guys because they are at the heart of Indi filmmaking. From little acorns grow great Oak's, well done all and the best of luck going forward.

    November 2019
  • Salvatore Garau

    Staff of professional and nice people. Good organization. Il was an honor and a pleasure to have my film at the festival. SG

    September 2019