Antwerp is only a few miles from the Brussels international airport, held once a year is a unique film and un produced script event that is celebrating the best and most popular independent and studio films from the global film industry, and has wonderful opportunities for the business of film.

Our Film Festival is all held in one convenient location; All of the screenings, workshops, meetings, networking, industry professionals, Awards Night and even hotel rooms. That means that we will always be there, supporting you and your project from before the Festival starts to the closing ceremony. So we won’t be hard to find, or difficult to locate, we know how important it is for Festival organizers to be on hand and to supply that all important personal touch. How do we know? We know because we already have huge experience in running other Film Festivals and from that we also know how to make it a better experience for you. With us, it will be.

Independent filmmakers and creatives face many challenges; the large competition for viewers’ attention, finding funding and getting a distributor can only be overcome by the industry coming together and creating opportunities for those who need and deserve it. Our Festival’s aim are to create an opportunity for filmmakers to show their work to the right audience at our intimate and relaxing events, and get one step closer to success by receiving recognition for their art.

We have built a small but exceptional professional network of industry professional that will look at all nominated films entered and will give business and commercial advice, in some cases the distributors attending will make offers to the filmmakers for their work and to work together to put your movies and un produced script in the market place, we have the people and skills in our professional team to make this happen, if the professional attending feel there is a market for your movie or un produced script, they will as with many films over the years of our other festivals, make things happen.

We are unique in the amount of platforms and festival we offer filmmakers, we can create a ripple for your movie to be seen around the world, it all starts here by entering your movie.

The festival is very keen to discover new talent and act as a springboard for creation. The development of the producers network gives filmmakers an opportunity to pitch there future production.

The film festival will draw to a close on a glamorous red carpet awards ceremony recognizing unrivaled ideas, productions and film concepts. Prestigious filmmaker trophy awards are presented to the finest films entered. The International Film Festival is a global forum for you to network, discover future trends and achieve commercial success on a worldwide level.

Our International Film Festival is like no other international film festival. We put you – the filmmaker – in front of potential investors in any new production you may be considering, we put your movie in front of potential distribution and sales to look at the possibility of offering you real deals and real help for you the filmmaker, look at our program read the short bios of the professional attending, join us and put your movie in a market place.

Antwerp International Filmmaker Award

Antwerp Film Fest International has as its objective the promotion of cinematographic art by presenting films of quality and entertainment. World Cinema Antwerp is an annual event based in the City of Antwerp in Belgium it is possible that each film nominated may be presented more than once.

Feature films, documentaries and short subjects of any genre on video and DVD are selected by invitation from entries to the festival.

Entries must have been produced within the last four years. All films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English, we also welcome but it is not compulsory to have Flemish as well as English subtitles were the film is in neither English or Flemish to increase the possible markets, unless dialogue or commentary is unnecessary for comprehension and appreciation. In the exceptional event that an un subtitled print is accepted.

Antwerp Film Fest International reserves the right to use excerpts from submitted work for promotional purposes only . If your submission is officially selected, the festival may screen your film as part of their activities to assist in the sale of your movie for up to 12 months after the festival date

The Festival is open to the public as well as attending distribution and sales professionals. We work with a number of accredited national and international press working with the screening venues in Antwerp, we have TV buyers and film buyers and distributors also attending, you will if your film is nominated have one to one meetings if you wish to talk business on your movie.

Official or professional national organisations and individuals may submit feature and short films to the Festival. Films submitted for pre-selection should arrive no later than 20th July 2023 and must be shipped as per instructions above. All shipping costs of films must be borne by the sender. Please note: it is not possible for us to return any DVD or tapes, but can be collected by you at the festival... It is the Film Festival's policy not to offer comments and reasons for films not selected for the programme.

By submitting your film you are agreeing to the Film Festival screening your film during the Festival and using your film for promotional purposes, as well as all the above regulations.

Overall Rating
  • Love this organization. I was unable to attend this year, but was honored to have been part of such a wonderful lineup of international filmmakers. Their communication was fantastic, i can only imagine what the hospitality was like in person.

    December 2021
  • It is a great festival. Great communication. Our film "Understanding Nostradamus and his book of Prophecy" is nominated for Best Feature Documentary, Visual effects and best editing. Although the festival is conducted on-line this year due to Covid. It is a great festival with awesome film selections. We are so happy to be part of it.

    October 2021
  • Solid festival, great experience, thank you very much!

    October 2021
  • Mark Rose

    Wow! What a great honor winning best cinematography and best director for "Alaska Long Hunters" this year in Belgium! Thank you judges and all the team from Antwerp!

    October 2021
  • Excellent organization and very friendly and warm team  

    January 2021