Around International Film Festival // Paris Official Selections ✈
Annual Independent event for all Feature, Short, Experimental, Music Video, Animation and Student Films. Every month, the international community awards the creations to serve ARFF Paris Official Laurel and evaluates in advance all for to participate in the yearly 4 events and ARFF International Screening

We are @Cannes//Mipcom Oct.13th-17th & @Berlinale //EFM Feb.22th-26th
Feel free to say hi, for collaboration and distribution opportunities together.

All the ARFF International Editions are the Official IMDb Award Listing Qualifier. All the ARFF International Editions are the Official IMDb Award Listing Qualifier. Monthly Selections may share their nominees on IMDb. To have more chance in the yearly competition:

It's also possible to submit separately on ARFF Barcelona ✈
ARFF Amsterdam ✈
ARFF Berlin ✈

Goal of Around Film Festival is to provide homes to group of film enthusiasts who are committed in creating spaces for film industry and devoted to spreading of the knowledge of the modern visual art form to all interested for all around the globe to present it all on one single platform. Monthly Festival's library has some very remarkable award winning films from across the globe. Please be aware that all the Around International Film Festival Editions have two phases of elimination system as monthly and the yearly.

(Festival keeps the right to change the venue&dates till the Official Event.)

- Festival Program -

- Around Network meeting cocktail

- ARFF Paris Selected Trailers Cut Screening

- Q&A Sessions

- After Party

All selected participants receive our ‘’ARFF Official Selection Laurel'' every month.
All yearly Winners will be awarded with the ARFF International Trophy

Same creation can be submitted to different sections and the different cities of ARFF International to have more opportunity at the International Award Event and to get the customized laurels from ARFF Berlin ✈ ARFF Barcelona ✈ ARFF Amsterdam

It is possible to order Official Certificates after getting selected for the Monthly Editions.
Trophies will be presented to the Yearly Winners during the Award Event.

1. Official Selections will be announced on the 1st day of every month (CET time zone) and will be published on our official Facebook page to serve the Official Laurels on the following days.

2. Our judges has 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. Also, we only screen your film with notification in the end of the year. ARFF International has access to online data shared through FilmFreeway and other channels. Monthly selected filmmakers, will be invited for the local events to be certified also for the Q&A Sessions. ARFF Barcelona, ARFF Paris and ARFF Amsterdam Events are focused on Q&A Sessions and trailer showcase screening. Only the yearly selections will be screened in ARFF Berlin Award Event to receive the Offical ARFF Trophies.

4. If your creation has the potential for distribution, (co)production or any commercial usage, Around Films keeps the right to make previews with 3rd party. 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'' participators do not have any privilege and selection guarantee in competition. Festival will inform 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 the rights of the film and accepting all the Rules&Terms. If you'll be making an IMDb contribution as a Monthly Selection, stating the month on the Official Selection status is a must. Only the yearly Finalists has a right to process 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. The same film can be submitted on different sections to have more opportunity. ARFF Barcelona, ARFF Paris, ARFF Amsterdam Editions are focused on Network gatherings and ARFF Berlin involves the Award Event with Screenings.

8. Festival has the right to download for using snippets, sequences, still images from the submitted material with music&sound to share on printed, social media and the website. Also to share the IMDb data of the associated industry members. No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its participation has been publicized. During the festival, no participating film may be screened outside the festival venues prior to its official presentation at the festival. ARFF International has the right to shortlist your film automatically for screening, Non- responsive filmmakers have to cover the commutation payment due to the festival's full rental expense, stated on the Venue agreement. Screening sessions and fees are determined between the Venue and the Festival. The filmmaker has is responsible to follow up, with the e-mail data has given on FilmFreeway.

9. Festival does not offer any refund through withdrawal or the movies haven’t selected for the monthly/yearly editions, mistaken certificate orders and the canceled events 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 screening and due to violating messages or comments by e-mail on social media and will be followed up with legal action. Official Certificates are free for only the yearly selections. Monthly Selections has to order, optionally. Repetitive questions will not be answered by our team.

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. ARFF International Mention and Best Trailer categories are out the yearly competition.

Thank you for sharing your unique creation and being a part of our network.

*See you Around*

Overall Rating
  • Jonny Eveson

    Really good day at ARFF Paris. A great opportunity to see some high quality work, and the hospitality was fantastic. Thanks so much for having us!

    June 2019
  • Our film, THE HEMINGWAY SHOT, was at the ARFF Paris Film Festival in 2019. The festival was one of the most incredible experiences for our team.
    A wonderful, ambitious festival. Lots of good, fun networking opportunities. Really happy to show my film here. Thanks you guys!

    April 2019
  • Lane Forbes

    Amazing time spent at the ARFF Annual Event in Paris ! Honored to be part of this incredible experience, and thank you for the huge welcome of the staff !

    April 2019
  • Reginald Buchanan

    Thank you so much for selecting The Killer Postman to be shown at your festival. We appreciate your professionalism, expertise, kindness and judgement with regards to our video. Loved your festival.

    April 2019
  • henriett tunyogi

    My film Night Song was screened in Paris. The experience was amazing. Very friendly Festival, great communication.

    April 2019