FALL EDITION OPENS FOR SUBMISSIONS AUGUST 1, 2017
WINTER EDITION OPENS FOR SUBMISSIONS NOVEMBER 1, 2017
***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 (held in downtown Toronto, by Dundas/Bay) where we will be announcing the Winners of each of the many categories within Feature Films, Short Films and Super Short Films as well as showing the 6 Best Film of the Festival contenders. Filmmakers around the world can join us for the awards announcements via Facebook Live! Make sure you follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AltFilmFest 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 August 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.