Opening Date: 
November 12, 2019
Earlybird Deadline: 
September 14, 2021
Regular Deadline: 
November 14, 2021
Late Deadline: 
February 14, 2022
Extended Deadline: 
April 14, 2022
Notification Date: 
May 02, 2022
Event Date: 
May 13, 2022 to May 14, 2022
Festival Description: 
The American National Film Festival is an opportunity  for innovative and visionary moviemakers to showcase their skills. Our aim is to capture the love of film through the eyes of filmmakers. That's why the American National Film Festival  supports emerging artists to bring a wider range of images, stories and storytellers to the moviegoing audience. 
Awards & Prizes: 
Best Foreign Film
Best Animation
Best Comedy
Best Feature
Best Narrative
Best Overall Design
Most Original Design
Non-Film Division (Middle School, High School, College)
Best Overall Design
Most Original Design
Best Short Animation
Best Feature Live Action Narrative
Rules & Terms: 
  • Film and/or movie posters must be submitted by the specified deadline.
  • Submissions will be screened by a qualified panel of judges. If your entry is chosen for screening or an award, we will contact you by email only.
  • More than one film or movie poster may be submitted in the appropriate category, however, each film or movie poster must be entered with a separate submission form and entry fee.
  • All film and/or movie posters will be accepted for review and may be used at the discretion of the festival for promotional purposes, including but not limited to, screenings, workshops or in print for the sole purpose of promoting the festival.
  • Participation in the festival, including the submission of film and/or movie posters implies acceptance of all festival rules and regulations.
  • All submission fees are non-refundable. You can't alter your entries after the payment. Please review your work carefully before finalizing payment.
  • Works must have been completed.
  • Check to make sure your DVDs play smoothly on standard DVD players from beginning to end without skipping or getting stuck. Malfunctioning DVDs may be disqualified.
  • Each entry must be clearly labeled with: director's name, work title, total running time.
  • Submission DVDs will not be returned.
  • Each project must be on a separate DVD. Do not submit compilations and/or other projects not intended for this CFE.
  • If selected, exhibition DVDs and tapes must be sent PRE-PAID to the festival.
  • The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
  • The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless AAIFF from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
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