The 3rd International Film Festival of Antigua & Barbuda (IFFAB) will be collaborating Commffest Global Community Film Festival (COMMFFEST) to bring together the works of North American Aboriginal independent films alongside the mainstream, Caribbean and Aborignal/Indigenous communities from around the world.
(IFFAB) will showcase a global array of independent filmmakers and artistic works that will enlighten and inspire it’s audience on the tropical historical island of Antigua.
It will be seven days of industry seminars, forums screenings of films from the region and abroad, and culminating in an Award Ceremony and Red Carpet Gala creating a dynamic week that will bring together filmmakers, Movie stars and enthusiasts from all over to the once home to Amerindians, Caribs, Arawaks and Ciboney people.
Former attendees have been actors/producers Robert Dinero, Kevin Dillon and Bill Duke.
The island of Antigua born out of the sea by a volcano about 30 million years ago is surrounded by 365 lush beaches of white sand and caves. Barbuda is home to a diversity of native habitats, the largest breeding and pink sandy beaches, reefs, lagoons and abundant wildlife surround nesting colony of the Magnificent Frigate Bird in the world. All of which create a haven for filmmakers.
COMMFFEST MADA (MAKING A DIFFERENCE AWARD)
FILMS OF ANY GENRES ACCEPTED independently produced films representing mainstream and indigenous peoples from around the world
All submissions are required to release the information of previous screenings.
In competition: To be considered for our prestigious MADA Award a flat fee is $80.00 for all categories when selected. DO NOT add the regular category as well as the award category. Select yes if you wish to be considered for the award or no if you want only the regular fee.
For Local Filmmakers:
Are expected to promote their films and attend their screenings
To be eligible for awards:
All local filmmakers are expected to promote their films and attend their screenings.
all other filmmakers are required to promote through social media.
Films can not be screened during the same time frame as another festival within that area.
ALL FILMMAKERS SHOULD PROMOTE THEIR FILM TO FRIENDS, SPECIAL CONTACTS LISTS OR EMAILS TO ENSURE A HIGHER TURN OUT.
Festival submissions DVDs or online screeners. We accept movie files. MP4's
We do not return items without a self addressed return envelope or package
DVDs must be formatted in MPEG-2 video for Region 1/North America or Region 0/ “no region, i.e., that the DVD is authored as a video DVD and is NOT burned as a data disk containing Quicktime or other similar file formats. DVDs must be labeled with the following:
o Production Company
o Company Address
o Telephone Number
o Director’s Name
o Length in Minutes
o FilmFreeway Tracking Number
Please test your DVDs thoroughly before sending. Please avoid excessive packaging and the inclusion of any materials other than what are specified.
for those using Fedex DHL PUROLATER or any other mail system be sure to mark "non commercial use and a value of under $10.00 dollars.
Please avoid Fedex ground.
ONLY ONLINE CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED! ALL OTHER METHODS OF PAYMENT MAY DELAY THE PROCESSING OF YOUR SUBMISSION!