AFA Online film festival ()


Call for entries

18 Nov 2020
Festival closed

22 Nov 2020
Notification date

21 Nov 2020
23 Nov 2020


P.O Box 381 Lilburn,  30048, Atlanta, GA, United States

Festival description
Human Trafficking
Short film festival >1' 35'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Online Festival
 January 2017
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 35'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 21 November 2020      Festival end: 23 November 2020

AFA Online Film Festival

Cinema has always been used to inform, entertain, educate and provoke debate. It is in this spirit that the organization Atlanta filmmakers alliance … launched the first edition of the Atlanta filmmakers alliance online film festival. A cultural event dedicated to prevent human trafficking.

This is the start of one of the largest cultural events designed for a wide audience with the aim of raising awareness of the various themes related to human trafficking. The selection of films allows to deal with complex subjects, while satisfying the curiosity of activists, as well as professionals and film amateurs.

The Atlanta filmmakers alliance online film festival starts on 13 November and will run until 15 November 2020. This event is a space for reflection and denunciation open to the public.

Filmmakers, activists, but also political and economic leaders will take this opportunity to denounce human trafficking.

The Festival also welcomes a number of prestigious guests, who will take part in the debates that will follow the online screenings.

It is three days of sharing and emotions around the theme of this first edition. With the aim of raising awareness, creating a commitment around a moment of cinema, but also to make this festival a must-see event on the cultural scene in Atlanta.

During these few days, previously unseen films will be presented. They can be fiction, documentaries, animated films or any other form.

Films have the power to show different facets of life, which can help viewers to show greater
empathy for people suffering from this problem and to better understand their needs.

AFAOFF’s goal is also to use films as educational tools that influence perceptions, drawing attention to the most important issues and creating safe online spaces for respectful interaction and debate. In addition, the Festival is a creative and innovative way to normalize debates on the festival theme by telling stories.

AFA online film competition

The “Short Film Competition” completes this programming, with several prizes to be awarded:
– Best short film on the festival
– Best director
– Best script
– Best production
– Best actor or actress

Professional and amateur filmmakers are invited to submit their films that treat the topic of human trafficking before November .

– Best Short Film of the Festival
– Best International Short Film.
– Best Director
– Best Producer
– Best Actor or Actress



- Open call for the first edition of Atlanta filmmakers alliance online Film
-Festival (AFAOFF 2020); that it will take place , November 21, 22 and 23 2020.

-The participation is open to all national and international short films produced and realized from January 1st 2017.

-The short film length should not be longer than 35 minutes .

-The festival is open to any short films genres (fiction, animation, documental, experimental), production techniques, forms and budgets.

-All participating films must address the theme of the first edition :human trafficking.


The submissions will be accepted from September 15 until November 18 , 2020.
– The official platforms to apply for AFAOFF 2020 are:
FACEBOOK PAGE (afa online film festival)
INSTAGRAM PAGE (afa online film festival)

- The copy facilited by participants at the official platforms will be in original version. In case of the original language of any dialogue or text featured in the short film is not English, the copy must be subtitled in English.

-The Selection Comittee will be composed of professionals from the audiovisual and cinematographic arts.

-They will be in charge of selecting the short films for the competition.
-Applicants will be notified via e-mail about the selection of their films.
If selected, the festival may contact the representative of the film to request further materials.

-The screening format need to be digital, with the next technical characteristics:
Container: .mov / mepg 4 H264 : Full HD (1920×1080) Audio: Stereo AAC
All submitted short films will be in original version. If the original language is english, it will be mandatory to send English subtitles for international submitions (preferably in .srt format).

-Short films selected may be screened privately to the jury or to accredited guests.

-The selected films will be screened publicly during the Festival, according to a predefined schedule published in the festival official website (, and assuming that the participants authorise such screenings from the time of their registration for the Festival.

The inscription fee : FREE


– Best Short Film of the Festival
– Best International Short Film.
– Best Director
– Best Producer
– Best Actor or Actress



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