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Animal Film Festival

Animal Film Festival is produced by the Center for Animal Protection & Education (CAPE) a non-profit animal advocacy organization with locations in both Santa Cruz and Grass Valley, California.  This is a one day festival taking place Saturday February 25, 2017 that will entertain and enlighten audiences with independent films, comedies, documentaries, and work by emerging artists.

Animal Film Festival is currently accepting submissions for our third annual festival.  Films may explore any aspect of animal welfare, animal rights, the human/animal bond or programs demonstrating ways to improve the lives of animals.

New this year is a TEEN FILMMAKERS CATEGORY.  Teens who have made short films about animals are encouarged to submit to this competitive category.

During the festival, kindness towards animals will be evident in the food and beverages served, and the products made available to audiences, filmmakers and other participants.

Filmmakers whose films are featured in the festival will be our guests at a special event the night before the festival.


Call for entries Animal Film Festival

IMGP3510.jpg?1430788544The 3rd annual Animal Film Festival is now calling for entries for our 2016 fest.  This festival is an all day event in beautiful Grass Valley, California.  Filmmakers whose films are accepted recieve free hotel room; VIP dinner party; gift bag; transportation as available; meals the day of the festival. Filmmakers are invited to speak about their films and have a Q & A after their film screens.

The AFF is an exciting, high-energy, highly anticipated event.  Visit our website to see testimonials made by both filmmakers and audience members. 

Enter your film(s) that portray animals and their relationship to humans and the earth.  Films should celebrate animals in their natural environments or showcase the issues animals face in today's society.  Films should show how animals are being used in entertainment, laboratories, for food, sport, etc - and how people can change their lives to positively affect animals.

In its third year, Animal Film Festival (AFF) is the only global fest of its kind, seeking specifically animal-themed films in every category. AFF is held at a beautiful and state of the art theater in the heart of the Sierra Nevada foothills in Grass Valley, California. AFF kicks off with an invitation only party the night before the fest - serving delicious catered vegan food and beverages. Filmmakers are provided with free lodging (as available) and VIP treatment throughout the fest. Audience discussion follows films where the filmmakers are present. Each filmmaker receives a gift bag loaded with animal friendly products. Best of all, the films screened at Animal Film Festival go far in changing people's minds and treatment of animals. This is a win win for our audience and animals.

AFF seeks films that bring awareness about the realities animals face in the world today. The stories showcased in documentary, scripted, feature and short films are engaging, funny, edgy, beautiful and inspirational. The festival seeks to explore topics about companion animals, wildlife, animals in entertainment, farming, and laboratories. We are looking for films that highlight ways our society celebrates our relationships with non humans, as well as films showing the ways we mistreat them. Animal Film Festival aims to not only entertain audiences but to propel people into action to change their own lives as well as the animals effected. AFF is presented by the non-profit animal advocacy organization Center for Animal Protection & Education (CAPE), founded in 1992.

Awards & Prizes

Awards are given in the categories of Feature, Short and Student. The awards last year included a framed certificate listing the filmmaker(s) and the title of their film/category. Each filmmaker also received a gift bag filled with animal friendly products.

Rules & Terms

* All submitted films must be accompanied by a paragraph describing how the film connects the audience to animals or an issue about animals. 
• Feature films are more than fifty five (55) minutes. 
• Short films must be fifty five (55) minutes or less, including all credits. 
• If the film is in a language other than English, it must be subtitled or dubbed in English. 
* All entries must be available for screening during the festival, which will be February 27, 2016. 
* We welcome and celebrate short films and full-length features. 
* All entries must conform to the rating standards of PG-13 or lower. 



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