Around International Film Festival // Amsterdam Official Selections✈
Annual Independent event for all Feature, Shorts, Documentary, Experimental, Commercial, Music Video, Animations, Student Films, Series, TV and New Media. Every month, the international community awards the creations to serve ARFF International Official Laurel and evaluates in advance all for to participate in the annual Award Ceremony.

All the ARFF International Editions are the Official IMDb Award Listing Qualifier. Monthly Selections may share their nominees on IMDb.

It's also possible to submit additionally on the other editions of ARFF to have more
chances in the yearly competition:

ARFF Paris ✈
https://filmfreeway.com/festival/ARFFParis
ARFF Barcelona ✈
https://filmfreeway.com/festival/ARFFBarcelona
ARFF Berlin ✈ International Awards
https://filmfreeway.com/festival/AroundFilmFestival

All selected participants receive our ‘’Official Selection'' Laurel every month.
Yearly Finalists are showcased to be promoted in 4 ARFF Cities during the entire year.

The same film can be submitted on different sections and the different cities of ARFF International to have more opportunities at the International Award Event and to get the customized laurels from ARFF Berlin ✈ ARFF Paris ✈ ARFF Amsterdam

It is possible to order Official Certificates after getting selected for the Monthly Editions. Annual Awards & Certificates will be announced individually.

1. Official Selections will be announced on the 1st week of every month and will be published on our official Facebook page to serve the Official Laurels on the following days.

2. Around International Film Festival Editions have two phases of elimination system as monthly and yearly. Our staff & judges have access to all films and they vote without sharing your work publicly. Please be sure that you have the proper English subtitle on the trailer and the full movie.

3. ARFF International does not post the current creations online without consent. Also, we only screen your film with notification at the end of the year. ARFF International has access to online data shared through FilmFreeway and other channels. Yearly selected filmmakers, will be informed in advance about the annual (online) events.

4. If your creation has the potential for a collaboration opportunity, Around Films Collective keeps the right to make previews with 3rd parties. Still, the final action will be taken with the owner of the material here (submitter). And our team will contact you for confirmation through the possibilities. Previous yearly selections and the winner creations will be accessible with password protection in the safest way.

5. All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway or the other associated platforms with an online screener. Please don't send discs or any downloadable files to us. Accepted ''Project in the Spotlight'' participants do not have any privilege and selection guarantee in competition. The Festival will inform you in advance if your film is selected for the yearly events. Following up with the Yearly Shortlist is the filmmakers' responsibility.

6. By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own all the rights of the film and accept all the Rules&Terms. The submitter is responsible to provide the correct data on FilmFreeway in each section about the film and the team. If the submitter may be proceeding with an IMDb contribution as a Monthly Selection, stating the month on the Official Selection status is a must. Only the annual Winners have a right to mention it as Winner on the Around International Film Festival page.

7. Festival keeps the right of changing the section of the selected film from the section which is submitted and also to change the event destination up to the global circumstances. Until further notice, all the ARFF film screenings will take place online, optionally with an in-person network event. The same film can be submitted in different sections to have more opportunities.

8. Festival has the right to download for using snippets, sequences, still images from the submitted material with music&sound to share on print, social media, and the website. Also to share the IMDb data of the associated industry members. ARFF International has the right to shortlist your film automatically for screening. Thus, no film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its participation has been publicized. Non- responsive filmmakers have to cover the commutation fee due to the festival's full rental expenses individually. In case of a live screening, sessions and the fees will be determined between the Venue and the Festival. The filmmaker is responsible to follow up, with the e-mail data has given on FilmFreeway also has to contact the festival in advance, in case of any change. If you haven't heard from us after your Official Selection, it means that your creation remains as a monthly selection.

9. Festival does not offer any refund through withdrawal or the movies haven’t been selected for the monthly/yearly editions, mistaken certificate/ticket/spotlight orders, and the cancelled event due to local and global circumstances. Priority Submissions or Now Submitting Invitations do not have any guarantee to be selected. ARFF International keeps the right to disqualify the film in case of unresponsive emails for the (online) screening, violating messages or comments against the Rules&Terms and it will be followed up with legal action. Monthly Selections, Honorable Mention, Finalist & Semi-Finalist filmmakers may order Official Certificates, optionally. Festival does not offer Free Submissions, Fee Waiver formerly.

10. Music video and Animation works have the chance to be the winner of specified categories such as; Best Director, Best Cinematography, Jury Award, Globe Award. Please visit ARFF Paris & ARFF Barcelona Editions also to submit directly on the Music Video&Animation categories. Best Trailer categories may be out of the yearly competition, due to the program caused by the current circumstances.
Thank you for sharing your unique creation and being a part of our network.

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*See you Around & Fest Regards.

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  • Varuna Gini

    Thank you for the awesome experience! It was a pleasure to be part of this festival!

    December 2021
  • Shila Ommi

    ARFF Amsterdam!!! The best film festival experience our team has had! Their kind staff answered emails promptly, though from another time zone, and the virtual festival was nothing less than remarkable. We could enter different buildings and network with people at virtual tables from the comfort of our home. The panel moderator, actress and director Maggie Avila was just lovely; she was vibrant, enthusiastic and knowledgable and because she had carefully seen and studied all the finalist films, she asked very pertinent questions and made the filmmakers feel at ease while discussing their projects. I would recommend this wonderful film festival to all filmmakers.

    October 2021
  • Lovely festival, will be submitting again.

    October 2021
  • Jak O'Hare

    Thanks so much for including 'Perfectly Flawed'!

    October 2021
  • Michelle Gales

    The work of ARFF is impressive and very resourceful in creating online alternatives during the pandemic. This is a great help to independent filmmakers. I was grateful that my film Looking for Vaubeton was selected. And now that it has received a Best Documentary Feature all those who participated in the film are as thrilled as I am. This is an enormous boost for distributing the film ! Many, many thanks to all of you !

    October 2021