The Fifteenth Annual Action On Film International Film Festival and Writer's Event/ is MegaFest is truly the festival of the independent filmmaker and writer. We bridge the gap between the industry and the indie filmmaker with guests like Debra Kara Unger, Nick Mancuso, Harry Lennix, Eric Bana, Mark Ruffalo, John Savage and many others in attendance every season. We also feature top distributors and buyers from companies like Bruber Media, Multivisionnaire Distribution, Showcase Entertainment, Gorilla Pictures, Storyoptic Films, Relativity Media,The China Film Group and more.

With a fifteen year history of recognizing filmmakers at every level in some of the most gorgeous cinemas in the world, we create screenings and opportunities that no other festival offers.

Action On Film means; 'The Action a director takes to make his or her vision come true and then the re-action to that effort by the audiences who watch it. Sure, we love action films but we get just as inspired by Comedy, Drama, Animation, Documentary and Experimental Projects.

Filmmakers like Karlos Alastruey, Tracey Birdsall, Stan Harrington, Anabelle Munro and many others credit us with getting their starts. We have featured the work of hundreds of filmmakers and producers via our television programs; The AOF Channel from NBC and the currently running Del Weston's Action On Film which airs on Time Warner Cable, Champion Broadband, Peg Media and of course online.

Our 10 day event caps off with a sold out Writers' Award Show and Dinner and 2 star studded Black Tie Dinners and Award Shows which have been selling out for fourteen years straight. Got a great project? Come be a part of the show!
Please note: due to the high level of abuse and bad behavior by waived submitters in the past years, our festival will no longer offer fee waivers. Please do not ask.

With great sponsors like Soyjoy, Monster Energy, Write Brothers, Sony, Avid, The Stella Adler Academy, the Brendan Theaters, Quickfilm Budget, Pond 5, MovieMagic, Boris FX,Brenden Theaters and many others, the AOFMegaFest gave out over $250,000 in cash and prizes in 2018 alone.

In addition, sponsors like Hollywood Rentals and others give out full equipment package rentals for up to two weeks to make a filmmaker's film production dreams come true.

We also feature many of our filmmakers on the Del Weston's Action On Film weekly television program which airs in the Los Angeles Market and across the country. This exposure alone is worth thousands of dollars in promotion and advertising for your projects.

We are Accepting submissions for feature Narrative and Documentary, short Narrative and Documentary. Shorts will play prior to a feature or in a shorts program. All genres are welcome. The festival programming staff will place your film in the appropriate category.

All entries will be judged on content, creativity, imagery, story and skill of the filmmaker. Productions produced from 2011 to July 2019 may be submitted. Works in progress will be accepted. Online screeners, DVDs (NTSC Region 1), Blue Rays are accepted for submission and for consideration by the Selection Committee. Accepted films must be exhibited on DVD or Blue-Ray and a MPEG4 film file is required as well.

PAL SYSTEM IS NOT ACCEPTED.
All Accepted Films must be submitted on MPEG4 and DVD (NTSC Region 1) or Blu-Ray (Region 1) for Exhibition. 2 Copies will be required. Screeners are not returned.
We will NOT accept online Films for exhibition screening.
PAL system is NOT accepted.
Each entry must be submitted separately.
All entries must be sent to the Action on Film Festival prepaid and, for your own protection, should be insured. Videos, DVDs , Blue- Rays, MPEG4s, DCPs submitted will not be returned. If Submitting DCP, please note the theater charges the filmmaker a fee and back-up screening Discs are STILL REQUIRED. Screening times are dependent upon receipt of the screeners (MPEG4 and DVD or Blue ray) and support materials (stills, poster art and trailer if available). Please note Support materials (postcards,posters promo items) are not returned.

Films and Screenplays SELECTED for the Action on Film Festival will be announced no later than July 22, 2019 (exceptions may be made if deemed necessary by THE AOF).
Every Entry must include an Electronic Press Kit and Downloadable Trailer and trailer link.

All presentation materials (posters, post cards, goody bag promos) and screening discs, MPEG4s, DCPs for the Action on Film Festival must arrive at the AOF Offices no later than July 5, 2019. If screening files and screening discs are not received by this date the film will be pulled. NO EXCEPTIONS.

ALL ACCEPTED SUBMISSIONS MUST provide MPEG4 film File (due 7.5.19) and 2 Screening DVDs (NTSC Region 1) or 2 Blu-Rays for exhibition (due 7.5.19).
If sending DCP, Please Note that the Theater charges the filmmaker an Ingestion Fee. If sending a DCP we will still require 2 back up DVDs or Blu-Rays.
DCPS must be logged out, signed for and picked up after your screening. WE DO NOT RETURN/SHIP screening materials or promo materials (posters, postcards, goody bag items).
PAL Formatted discs will not be accepted.
We will NOT accept online screeners for exhibition purposes.
Please notify us by email of any address changes.
Failure to provide screening materials will result in disqualification and the film being pulled from screening.
Please note The AOF will NOT return or ship materials back to the submitter once the festival has commenced (this includes DVDs, Blu-Rays , DCPs, posters, postcards or promo materials)
All entries should be mailed to:
Action on Film Fest C/O EFC
3540 W. Sahara Ave. #283
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Make all checks and money orders payable to: EFC
All accepted filmmakers, who have submitted/mailed in all necessary materials and Screeners, will be placed on the AOF Website before the event. Submitting filmmakers acknowledge they have the legal right to exhibit the film and the collateral/promo materials at the AOFFEST.
Action On Film International Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize footage and promotional materials supplied by the submitting agent from any film submitted and accepted film, video, or project for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. All accepted filmmakers agree that the Action On Film Festival may use footage from their projects in order to promote the festival, their film or the AOF Event via print, web and broadcast television. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Action On Film International Film Festival, its vendors, sponsors and supporters from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Written Word Submission Rules
We are currently accepting written word submissions for features, shorts, short shorts, scenes, poetry, and prose.
All genres are welcome.
One copy of an original feature film screenplay uploaded as a PDF file will be accepted. (Do NOT include more than 1 version). We do not accept hardcopy scripts.
The screenplay should be in standard industry format (12 point Courier).
Only one copy, draft or version of any screenplay may be submitted by an entrant or entrants per submission.
Under no circumstances will substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of an entry screenplay be allowed under the original submission.
Corrected or edited screenplays must be resubmitted as a NEW entry and will require a separate submission fee.

Multi-part scripts should be submitted as separate, stand-alone screenplays.

Features that are over 120 pages must be submitted as 2 different entries.

Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.

Submissions must have been written originally in English; translations will not be accepted.
Multi-part scripts should be submitted separately. Each part submitted as a separate, stand-alone screenplay.
Submissions must be the original work of the entrant(s) and may not be based, in whole or in part, on any other fiction or nonfiction material, published or unpublished, produced or un-produced.
Entries may, however, be adapted from the entrant’s (or entrants’) original work, which should be noted in the log line required on the application form.
Entries lacking a log line on the application form will be disqualified.
If the script is based on a true story, historical or contemporary, the "based on true story/events" button should noted in the logline.
Collaborative work by two writers who share equally in its creation is eligible.
The collaborator’s name must be added during the online application process.

All entries must be received by or before the Extended Deadline of 7.1.2019

Nominees/Winners will be announced at the Writers Award Show and Dinner. We do not ship Awards.

Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.

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  • Charles Pelletier

    The entire film festival is TOP NOTCH. Del and Theresa host a film festival that is like a family reunion! The opportunities that have come to us via AoF is staggering! We ended up winning 23 awards for our comedy "That's Opportunity Knocking." This is a film festival YOU want to attend!

    April 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your kind words Mr. Pelletier. You and Mr.Foster will always have a special place in the AOF Family. Congratulations on all your success. We hope to see you at AOF 2019.
    All the best,
    Theresa

  • Colin Sprigg

    Great festival, with a strong history! They honor all aspects of film making!

    April 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Mr. Sprigg. Your musical composition blew us away and your great attitude makes you an important part of the
    AOF Family . We Hope to see,listen, and read more from you.
    Continued success,
    Theresa and the AOF Team

  • KATHRINA MICCIO

    Del Weston and Theresa Weston (the festival directors) prove they truly care about filmmakers and understands what it means to attend festivals. The events were always packed, which for a filmmaker is pure gold. The seminars were informative, and engaging. The festival provided an atmosphere that encouraged camaraderie and networking. One could truly "feel the love" among the attendees.(Hence The AOF Family). The quality and range of films and filmmakers blew me away. Films are screened at The Brenden Theaters with incredible sound, impeccable projection, and reclining chairs, showing unforgettable films from all over the world. They matched its elegance, and professionalism with 4 nights of fantastic awards shows. Most of all, they have a sincere desire to put together a festival that every attendee could be proud of. One of the best festivals I've attended. I can not thank you both enough for my Award for St. Joseph, and changing my life, by naming me 1st Woman of AOF Megafest. I will hold this title with honor, and continue to make you proud for years to come. You truly are my family, Love you both, Kathrina Miccio

    March 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Kathrina,
    Thank you for the great review. Yeah Baby!! We are happy that you were able to utilize AOF for what is. AOF strives to provide a platform for Indie Creators, a home/family to come back to every year, a forum for learning/growing/networking all set in beautiful surroundings in a state of the art theater. We will see you at the MegaFest.
    All the best,
    The AOF team

  • Mark Meyers

    Action On Film is an incredible international film festival that doesn't have the endgames of the other festivals. Their goal is to showcase & try to get all possible entries involved. This festival is the best place for old and new filmmakers since it really does cater to the filmmakers!

    March 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Mark, thank you for your review. AOF MegaFest is a home for all filmmakers and writers. For 15 years we have been an inclusive festival welcoming all diversities and ages from all over the world. You are right. AOF’s goal is to showcase, recognize, honor and Celebrate the creator in a beautiful setting and in state of the art theaters. Thank you for being a part of the AOF MegaFest Family.
    All the best,
    Theresa Weston
    AOF MegaFest

  • Vanelle Queen of the Universe

    This is hands down, the best festival I have ever been to and probably why I have been attending for so many years. Always, always fantastic screenings, networking, seminars, parties...just absolutely the best. AOF has become my family and I am still in touch with everyone I have ever met there since...before 2010! I cannot say enough that this festival gets better and better every year. And it is so apparent how much they care about Filmmakers...about Film People! This is a must submit and attend!

    March 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Queen Vanelle,
    Thank you for your wonderful review and for being part of the AOF MegaFest Family. AOF absolutely cares about ALL of the creators (film and written word ) and treat them as family. This has created an interactive community far beyond 10 days in the summer. We strive to grow and build a better festival each year providing opportunities and access for those who choose to utilize them. We start way before the event and often continue for years after it.
    Thank you for being the AOF.
    All the best,
    Theresa Weston
    AOF MegaFest