Please join us on FB Live on September 25th 7pm Eastern Time for the announcement of awards for the Fall 2017 Edition of AltFF:

***WINNER of the BEST FILM AWARD receives the AltFF Trophy***


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The Alternative Film Festival is a quarterly event that is committed to bringing filmmakers of all levels - even beginners - a chance at taking home a festival award. We are an IMDb eligible festival meaning filmmakers will be able to post their nominations and wins on their IMDb profiles.

We are the ALTERNATIVE FILM FESTIVAL - we are not your typical film awards! Our quarterly live event is different - it is an awards event where we will be announcing the Winners of each of the many categories within Feature Films, Short Films and Super Short Films. Filmmakers around the world can join us for the awards announcements via Facebook Live! Make sure you follow us on Facebook at to watch.

*A message from our partner, the 300 Seconds Short Film Festival*

The 300 Seconds Short Film Festival is a celebration of super short films. We believe that a true storyteller can pull off a fantastic story, no matter how little time they have. We only accept entries that are between 60 and 300 seconds long!

*A message from our partner, the Reel Erotic Art Film Festival*

The Reel Erotic Art Film Festival aims to celebrate the erotic arts. The festival accepts entries in several categories, including Smartphone Films, 15-Second Shorts and screenplays, with opportunities to win cash prizes and awards! A live screening event will be held on December 6, 2017 at The Cotton Club in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Awards & Prizes

Each category (feature, short and super short) will have the following awards available per quarter (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter) all of which are IMDb eligible:


BEST POSTER - photography contest

BEST FILM - the quarterly winners will also be interviewed and their film promo posted on our website. They will also receive the Best Film Trophy!

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD - voted by the live screening audience (small gathering, invite-only, private free show - we dont charge admission)

More categories are added depending on the types of entries we receive!!!

Printable PDF certificates will be emailed to all winners.

Rules & Terms

AltFF accepts narrative, documentary, animation and experimental films.
Entry fees are non-refundable.
All films must be in English or have English subtitles.
No limit on number of submissions or production date.
All films must have an online screener.
Filmmakers retain the rights to their films.
Filmmakers are responsible for acquiring copyrights, licenses and releases for media used in their films.
Judges' decisions are final.

Submission categories are as follows:
Feature Films (40 minutes and over)
Short Films (5 to 40 minutes)
Super Short Films (1 to 5 minutes)
Posters (photography contest)

By submitting their film, filmmakers gives ALTFF the right to post their posters, trailers, website and social media links on our website.

51 Reviews

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    Jessica Gomez

    Great experience. We are very thankful.

    August 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Jessica!

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    Jose Holder

    A great festival with an incredible staff! I was honoured to have my first film play there. Very well organized and communication was perfect for films screened at the festival! Definitely submit to ALTFF:)

    July 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Jose!

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    Perica Antov

    Great my Films; Run Baby Run and Chocolate Cowgirl Vs. Chocolate Cowboy are in the finale

    July 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much!

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    Argenis Herrera Sánchez

    A very warm festival. Great communication with your organizers. Thank you very much for making us part of your party.

    June 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much!

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    Sidartha Murjani

    Got our poster selected as one of the finalists, thank you very much for that!. Otherwise this seem to be a really good festival for anyone at any level and the fact that they are and IMDB qualifying festival also speaks volumes of their quality.

    Thank you

    June 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Sidartha!