Amsterdam Film Festival Awards

Opening Date: 
November 21, 2019
Earlybird Deadline: 
September 01, 2021
Regular Deadline: 
February 01, 2022
Late Deadline: 
July 01, 2022
Extended Deadline: 
September 01, 2022
Notification Date: 
November 01, 2022
Event Date: 
November 18, 2022 to November 19, 2022
Festival Description: 
Welcome to the Amsterdam Film Festival Awards!
Providing a young, fresh and exciting perspective to today’s world of cinema, we seek to showcase and honor innovative and exciting voices in the international film communities. Our goal is to recognize a large and diverse selection of films from all genres and from all over the world.
Films and scripts are evaluated by a panel of industry professionals, and independent filmmakers.
Awards & Prizes: 
  • Best Short Film
  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Featurette Film
  • Special Jury Award
  • Audience Award
  • Best Student Film
  • Best Experimental
  • Best Animation
  • Best Webshort
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Music Video
  • Best Director
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Lyrics
  • Best Choreography
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Editor
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Original Score
Rules & Terms: 
All payments and Submissions must be received by Deadline Dates listed.
In order to review your film as quick as possible, we prefer online screeners, digital copies, or a link to an online video (such as YouTube or Vimeo). Please include a valid password if required. We will not accept films with poor quality standard(lack of sound quality, absence of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD)
Titles produced in languages other than English must have legible English subtitles. ALL films selected for the Official Screening will need to provide English subtitles no later than 1 week prior to the festival screening.
All submitted films must be available for screening.
The selection committees’ and juries’ decisions are final.
Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances, permits necessary to present their work. Amsterdam Film Festival Awards is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, or royalty infringement related to the work. In the event of copyright disputes accepted films may possibly be pulled from festival exhibition.
Please carefully read the Amsterdam Film Festival Awards Guidelines and all Terms & Conditions as well as the Disclaimer and Rights below, before submitting to our festival.
By entering or submitting to Best Film Awards, the participant acknowledges understanding and agreeing to all festival Rules, Terms, Conditions, Guidelines, and Disclaimer of Warranties associated with the Festival and listed below.
Submitters agree that clips from films and other materials related to their project may be used and/or published in the website, digital and print event programs, and for any promotional purposes deemed appropriate by the festival.
If selected, all commercial/private property including all trademark/copyrighted materials shown or recorded are the responsibility of the filmmaker.
Amsterdam Film Festival Awards reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or festival scheduling.
Submitter owns or controls the copyright in and to this film, and is authorized to submit this film to Amsterdam Film Festival Awards and to the best of their knowledge, all statements the following statements are true; This film contains no material which could result in tort claims, royalty claims, claims for breach of contract, or claims of any sort whatsoever; If this film is selected for screening, Submitter grants the festival the right to screen this film;
Submitter understands and agrees that this film entry, if selected by the Festival, may have elements used for promotional purposes for the Festival, and/or its partners and submitter grants the rights to use up to eight minutes of footage, photographic stills and/or titles and information from the film for promotional purposes.
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