Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is an award winning organization with its mission being to foster appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through independent film.
AIFF is open to national and international filmmakers. Whether professional or a first-time filmmaker, we welcome innovative, original films with unique perspectives.
AIFF recognizes filmmaking achievement through the presentation of the following juried awards:
BEST OF FESTIVAL
Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Best of Festival Short
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Animation Short
Best Experimental Short
HIGH SCHOOL FILM AWARDS
Best H.S Festival
Best H.S Animation
Best H.S Doc
Best H.S Narrative
Best H.S Experimental
Submission Categories: AIFF screens both national and international features and shorts with a focus on our mission of fostering an appreciation for different cultures through independent film.
Feature films: narrative and documentary (46 min or longer), Music, Dance, Art, Virtual reality, Human Rights, Social Social, iPhone, iPhones, Photography...
Short films: narrative, documentary, animation and experimental (45 min or less)
The film must not be available for video or internet distribution prior to October 26, 2017
The film must be in original language with English subtitles
Film production must have been completed within the last two years
SELECTED FILMS: Applicants will be notified of the Selection Committee's decision by August 1st and will be asked to provide the following materials by August 20th in order to be included in the Festival.
1) Release form: sign, date.
2) A trailer, still and promotional materials: email to email@example.com
3) Exhibition format: Materials can be sent via Dropbox, We Transfer, Blu-ray and/or DCP. Preferred exhibition format for theater screening is DCP with DVD (NTSC; Region 0 or 1) or Blu-ray (2) copies as back-up.