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Arlington International Film Festival


The missions statement of the Arlington International Film Festival is to foster appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through independent film — to nurture the next generation of filmmakers within our community.


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AIFF 2017 Call for Entries

 

Arlington International Film Festival 

 

 

 

John Dellanno

John Dellanno

 

The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) was founded in 2010, its mission being  “to foster appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through independent film — to nurture the next generation of filmmakers”. AIFF is  a juried festival welcoming submissions of feature length and short films as of January

GUIDELINES FOR FILM SUBMISSIONS         

  Festival Dates: October 26 – 29, 2017

    Submission Deadlines and Fees:

Early: March 31 / Features: USD $35 / Shorts: USD $15

Regular: April 30 / Features: USD $50 / Shorts: USD $30

Late: May 30 / Features: USD $65 / Shorts: USD $45

* NOTE: All entries must be uploaded or postmarked by the respective deadline

Awards: AIFF recognizes film making achievement through the presentation of the following juried awards…

      Best of Festival

      Best Narrative Feature

      Best Documentary Feature

                       Best Narrative Short

      Best Documentary Short

      Best Animation Short

      Best Experimental Short


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Submission Categories: AIFF screens both national and international features and shorts with a focus on our mission of fostering appreciation for different cultures through independent film.

Feature films: narrative and documentary (46 min or longer)

Short films: narrative, documentary, animation and experimental (45 min or less)Film must not be available for video or internet distribution prior to  October 27, 2016

      Film must be in original language with English subtitles

      Film production must have been completed within the last two years

    Submit electronically herehttps://filmfreeway.com/festival/arlingtoninternationalfilmfestival

• Complete the Submission Form, upload the film link and make your payment 

Format: AIFF prefers a secure on-line screener or a Vimeo link (the password should be good for 4 months). 

DVD’s are also accepted (Region 1, NTSC or PAL) but submission form must be filled out electronically here and entry fee paid.

Post 2 copies to:
Arlington International Film Festival
ATTN: Submissions
350 Massachusetts Avenue, Ste 160
Arlington, MA  02474

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 20, 2016 in order to be included in the festival: Release Form, promotional materials & theater screened.

 Theater screening format: The preferred exhibition format for theater screening is DCP with DVD or Blu-ray copies as back-up.     Shipping: Shipping costs of all materials to the Festival will be paid by the participant. Mark packages clearly with the title of work, the Festival’s address, and the sender’s return address. For international shipping, the customs declaration must read: “Cultural material of no commercial value”. Email to the festival address (arlingtonfilmfest@gmail.com) any pertinent shipping or tracking information.

Promotional Materials: Stills and Press Kit will be requested immediately as well as trailers and any additional promotional and marketing items needed.

 Release: A copy of the release form signed and returned which addresses the following:

Scheduling: The Festival reserves the right to schedule all films on the date and at the time and location of its choice. All selected works will be screened at least once during the Festival.

 Promotional Usage: Participants agree that all materials related to their film may be published in the Festival Preview Guide, Festival Program Book, Website, Ticketing system and other promotional materials or property and in all media. Posters and images of the film may be used independently as well as in combination with images from other films to promote the film and AIFF.

 Clearances: If selected for screening, all commercial/private property including trademark and/or copyrighted materials shown and recorded in the project must come with authorized permission for screening. The filmmaker remains entirely liable for any claims that may occur in result of screening the film.

 Liability: AIFF holds no responsibility for prints damaged upon arrival. The Festival assumes responsibility for all exhibition DVDs received by the submission deadline and will ensure their safe storage and projection. In case of loss or damage, the Festival’s obligation will be limited to reimbursement for the cost of making a new DVD. Participation in the Arlington International Film Festival implies acceptance of all the above Festival requirements. In case of disagreement due to considerations not covered in these guidelines, the Festival retains the right to decide its final resolution.

 
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2017 AIFF Call for Student Filmmaker



John Dellanno

John Dellanno

CALL FOR ENTRIES: High School Student Filmmakers

The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is announcing its 2017 Call for Entries to High School Students. In keeping with our mission to nurture the next generation of filmmakers, the organizers of the Festival invite local, national and international high school students to submit their short films.

Awards

AIFF is a juried festival and recognizes film making achievement in the High School division through the presentation of the following awards:

Best of Festival High School Short

Best Narrative High School Short

Best Documentary High School Short

Best Animation High School Short

Best Experimental High School Short

About AIFF
The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) offers a unique opportunity for cross-cultural education by promoting understanding of the many cultures represented in our town and beyond. The Festival is a means for recognizing that such diversity enriches our community. We believe that our annual international film festival highlights core values and aspirations we share in common with our culturally diverse neighbors and with all members of the global human family. 

Eligibility Requirements

      Students must be 18 years of age or under and currently enrolled in high school

      Film Categories Accepted: Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Experimental

      Length of films: 30 min or less

      Submission Deadline: May 31, 2017 Submission Procedure

      Entry & Release Form: Download the form from the website www.AIFFest.org, complete and submit electronically.

     Screener Format: AIFF prefers a secure on-line screener or a Vimeo link (the password should be good for 4 months). DVD’s     are also accepted (Region 1, NTSC or PAL and Blu-ray) Post 2 copies to:

Arlington International Film Festival

ATTN: Submissions

350 Massachusetts Avenue, Ste 160

Arlington, MA02474

      Note: Submission fees are waived for High School Filmmakers

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:

      Trailer, stills and promotional materials: email to arlingtonfilmfest@gmail.com

      Exhibition format: preferred exhibition format for theater screening is DCP with DVD (NTSC; Region 0 or 1) or Blu-ray (2) copies as back-up.

We look forward to many interesting and artistic shorts!

 

 

The Arlington International Film Festival

October 26 - 29, 2017

 Mission Statement:  To foster appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through independent film — to nurture the next generation of filmmakers. 

 

 

 

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