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Atlanta Award-Qualifying Film Festival (USA)

Opening Date: 
January 25, 2022
Earlybird Deadline: 
August 12, 2022
Regular Deadline: 
November 12, 2022
Late Deadline: 
March 07, 2023
Extended Deadline: 
March 15, 2023
Notification Date: 
March 22, 2023
Event Date: 
March 26, 2023 to April 04, 2023
Festival Description: 

 

Atlanta Award-Qualifying Film Festival is an international film festival with a special focus on the region of USA/Canada:

(New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, San Jose, Austin, Jacksonville, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Columbus, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver), shining an international spotlight on films, talent and future projects from the region.

High quality programming, a strong industry segment, an educational and networking platform for young filmmakers and thus generated presence of the international film industry, film authors and media representatives alongside a paying audience of over 20,000, confirm its status as the leading film festival in the region, recognised by both professionals and the wider audiences.

 

Awards & Prizes: 
  • Best Film;
  • Best Short Film;
  • Best Producer;
  • Best Score Special Award;
  • Best Narrative Feature;
  • Best Foreign Film;
  • Best Narrative Short;
  • Best Music Video;
  • Best Documentary Feature;
  • Best Screenplay;
  • Best Documentary Short;
  • Best Student Film;
  • Best Experimental;
  • Best Animation;
  • Best Director;
  • Best Actor;
  • Best Actress;
  • Best Film Audience Award;
  • Best Actor Audience Award;
  • Best Actress Audience Award; 
With over 25 award categories, it is also possible for entrants to receive multiple nominations for more than one project. All festival nominees and winners are selected by a jury of film industry professionals from Europe, the USA, and Canada.
 
A selection of the jury's favorite films will be screened at our annual event. Entrants of chosen screening films will be notified prior to the event.
Rules & Terms: 
1. Submission Deadlines 
Submissions are also accepted from Filmfreeway. 
 
2. Submission Format 
Films must be submitted via online screener.
 
3. Submission Eligibility 
- There is no premiere policy for short films and music videos. 
Works-in-progress and films with distribution are accepted.
 
4. Premiere Status 
There is no Premiere policy for short films and music videos, they may have screened at other Festivals and/or online.
 
5. Submission Fee 
All  submissions for Film Festival are to be paid by credit card. The submission fee is non-refundable.
 
6. Selection of Films 
Submissions are reviewed and selected under the following criteria: 
- Quality of narrative and production values 
- Independent nature of the production
 
7. Festival Awards 
Best Film; Best Short Film; Best Producer; Best Score Special Award; Best Narrative Feature; Best Foreign Film; Best Narrative Short; Best Music Video; Best Documentary Feature; Best Screenplay; Best Documentary Short; Best Student Film; Best Experimental; Best Animation; Best Director; Best Actor; Best Actress; Best Film Audience Award; Best Actor Audience Award; Best Actress Audience Award;
 
If shortlisted for a Jury prize, additional preview copies of the film must be provided or authorised by the submitting party if requested by Film Festival. 
 

 

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